Thursday, May 29, 2008

Enduring Romance Does PROTECT AND SERVE

Hi All,

I know I've been ghost... I've had grades to do and then revisions and life in general. But I promise to get back on track soon. Meanwhile, check out Kimber An's review of my July release, Protect and Serve over on Enduring Romance. You can check the review out here:


  • much love and peace,


    Saturday, May 10, 2008

    A Mother's Love

    Okay, I’ll let you all in on a little secret. Every time I hear “I’ll Always Love My Mama,” by The Intruders it brings tears to my eyes. Every single time . When I was a kid it used to make me cry because I would always feel sad for my own mother. She lost her mom when she was fourteen-years-old and her dad when she was nine-years-old. As I got older the words started to take on a more personal meaning. Growing up and watching your single mom struggle to make ends meet and knowing in your heart that you didn’t always make that easy for her gives the words of that song power, especially on Mother’s Day. I’m old enough--and somewhat wise enough--to know now that the love of a good mother is not something that is automatic or that should ever be taken for granted. My mother didn’t have to make the sacrifices she made for us. I know lots of women who have made other choices. And I’m not passing judgment. People do what they have to do. But I am saying that if you’ve had the privilege of having a mother love you, put you first and raise you with care, devotion and guidance, you should celebrate her every chance you get, not just on Mother’s Day. She deserves all that and more. So, happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms out there! I’m sending lots of cyber hugs, candy and flowers your way. Enjoy this day and everyday because mothers make the world go round. Enjoy this classic by The Intruders!

    I’ll Always Love My Mama, The Intruders

    Much love and peace,


    Tuesday, May 06, 2008

    Back from Romance Slam Jam...

    I'm back! Well... sort of... I have a bunch of grading and other stuff to do so I'll still be visiting the blogesphere a little less frequently. But I made it back from Chicago on Sunday evening. I had a wonderful time at the Slam Jam. I met up with lots of author and reader friends that I only see once a year at the Slam. And I met lots of friends from the blogesphere for the very first time. My workshop on setting the scene went over well. My intimate session with readers was really nice. I only had one weird experience during the reader session. But it wasn't enough to put a damper on an otherwise excellent conference. The highlight for me was doing "Rapper's Delight" during Karaoke at the Ole School Jam. I'll have pictures soon. But if you can't wait for my pictures check out the following blog posts. I have also listed the Emma Award winners below. Congrats to all the winners! I'm happy to announce that the anthology I am a part of, Cuffed by Candlelight won the Emma for Favorite Anthology. Yay! :-) Okay, I need to go grade papers. See y'all soon.

  • Write Black

  • Urban Reviews Day Two

  • Urban Reviews Day Three

  • Urban Reviews Emma Awards

  • Favorite Anthology:
    Cuffed By Candlelight by Beverly Jenkins, Gwyneth Bolton, Katherine D. Jones

    Favorite Hero:
    Reese Anthony Deadly Sexy by Beverly Jenkins

    Favorite Heroine:
    Teresa July Wild Sweet Love by Beverly Jenkins

    Favorite Novel
    Deadly Sexy by Beverly Jenkins

    Favorite Novella
    "Prisoner" by Beverly Jenkins

    Favorite Sequel
    Only You by Francis Ray

    Favorite Steamy
    Whisper Something Sweet by Deatri King-Bey

    Favorite Suspense
    Deadly Sexy by Beverly Jenkins

    Cover of the Year
    Deadly Sexy by Beverly Jenkins

    Debut Author of the Year
    LaConnie Taylor Jones When I’m With You

    Author of the Year
    Beverly Jenkins