Thursday, September 19, 2013

The concept behind Love Unbroken

Hi readers!

This blog post is WAY overdue. I've been meaning to write this for a while now after so many people voiced their opinion about the ending of this book. Unfortunately, thanks to my Lupus, I have the attention span of a hummingbird and tend to forget things that I'm supposed to be doing. Anyway, allow me to explain myself to help you better understand why things happened the way that they did.

Love Unbroken is not a true story, but it was built on true emotions that I felt over a recent breakup. You know, hardly being able to spend time with the person I loved due to their job, feeling lonely and confused, being betrayed by friends, that sort of thing. I tend to be dramatic; this is something that I know and something that I'm not afraid to admit. I tend to paint pictures bigger than they are meant to be but isn't that the beauty of being creative? Going above and beyond? I do admit that there may have been a lot of drama in the book, but mind you, due to a lot of fighting, there was a lot of drama in my life. It kind of bothers me a bit that some people directly tried to attack me for how I wrote my story as if they didn't have drama in their late teens (18-19) and early 20s. Unless you've lived a sheltered life, I'm pretty sure you've encountered SOME kind of nonsense in your life. If you haven't, maybe you should live a little.

Anyway, about the ending. During my breakup, I began having a lot of dreams about death. It was starting to scare me because I thought that I was having premonitions of some sort so of course I consulted my good friend Google. From what I've read, dreaming about death symbolizing the end of something important and the start of something new. At that current time, a very dear relationship to me was ending and something new was bound to happen. Also, I was told that when you leave a long term relationship, you need to give yourself time to "grieve" because you've pretty much lost someone. A person doesn't have to be physically dead in order to grieve but I incorporated that into my story anyway. The ending of Love Unbroken tied my dreams together along with my grieving process. When someone physically dies, you have no choice but to force yourself to move on, right? You're not going to sit around for the rest of your life wishing that the person would come back to life and you'd wait on them until they did, right? Which is why one of my characters had to die, to emphasize that point. Had they not died and just broken up, I'm pretty sure I would've heard "Nooo, they should've stayed together! Make them a couple again!" But I didn't want to do that. Love Unbroken was closure for ME for a relationship that I lost. Because there is no going back to it, it did feel like a part of me died. So now, the surviving character is kinda forced to learn to live without this person and figure out what they want out of life on their own, which is kinda what I'm doing with my own life. I didn't expect everyone to understand my story, but I definitely didn't expect people to come for my head about it either.

Anyway, the main point I wanted to drive home with this story is to cherish the people you have. Not everyone is into material things or money. Some people spend their entire lives chasing material things and then realize why they don't have real friends to share their success with. Don't push away people who care about you because of a career. Careers come and go just like people come and go. The moral of Love Unbroken is that you can buy and have a lot of things in life, but you can't have time. Time passes whether you want it to or not. One moment you can be basking in the limelight and the next moment, you can be in the dark. In this story, one minute the couple thought they were going to be planning a wedding but instead, one of them is planning a funeral. Don't let life get in the way. Learn to find a balance and learn to properly communication and you can indefinitely have love that is truly unbreakable.



Thursday, July 4, 2013

Get it while it's on sale!

Love Unbroken will be on sale for only a few more days! Be sure to get your copy while it's still $0.99!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

My cool interview with AR Von!

This was my first blog interview that I've ever done. I felt so important and I like feeling important lol. I had a blast talking with her and I think the interview was great! Be sure to subscribe to her blog and also check out my interview here!

Be sure to be on the lookout for my blog tour next month! I'm super excited about that right now. I'm dying to know what other people think of my book. I love when people enjoy things that I do. It encourages me to continue what I'm doing. So that you all so much for your continued support! It is greatly appreciated!

Moving up the ladder!

I get so excited when I see my book climbing the ranks of my genre. I really feel as if my work has paid off and I feel pretty accomplished. My first novel Love Unbroken has received many great reviews and is also on the best seller's list for my genre! I'm so excited! Seeing my book on the shelf of my Kindle and on my iPad is the best feeling in the world! Get your copy of Love Unbroken here!



Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hyperventilating right now!

Okay, okay, okay. Allow me to catch my breath here for a minute. I was checking book sales and all that usual stuff this morning and checked my rank to see if I had moved up any. I'm in the top 100s which is terrific! When I checked it, I was number 29 in Multicultural and African American Romance. Out of curiosity, I checked the whole list and I was right underneath one of my FAVORITE authors Brenda Jackson! I literally couldn't breathe!

Everything that I worked so hard for is finally paying off. In middle school, when I started my journey in writing, I never expected to continue and publish something. I never expected to share my personal thoughts and stories with the world. It was just a hobby to quiet the many thoughts and scenarios that bombarded and tortured my mind each day. In the end, it all paid off! I'm on cloud 9 right now and no one can knock me down!



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

So excited to see my review of my book Love Unbroken on another blog!

Although it doesn't seem like a huge thing to you, it is an incredible thing to me! My writings use to be kept a secret for such a long time and now that I've built the courage to share with the world, I have no regrets. I feel highly accomplished and I already feel like I want to create a sequel from Love Unbroken! I have no many ideas in my head and even more things to learn. I'm just ready to get this aventure started!


You can see my review on Brenda Perlin's Home Wrecker blog here!

Keep the reviews coming! It's is really helpful to be able to look on the outside coming in! I appreciate you guys sooo much!



Sunday, June 16, 2013

Love Unbroken is on sale!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to make an announcement that Love Unbroken is on sale for $0.99!


This sale will be going on from today (the 16th) until the 20th!

So don't wait until the last minute, get your copy TODAY!

Once you have read it, please be sure to leave a review on Amazon and also on Goodreads (if you use the site).

Your opinions matter, so let me know what you think. I'd truly appreciate your feedback. Thanks you so much!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Love Unbroken is live on Amazon!

It's been a long time coming, but Love Unbroken is now available for purchase on Amazon! I feel like I'm in a dream right now! This is a great accomplishment for me and I'm feeling very proud of myself. I spent a lot of time searching for my book on Amazon today and was so excited to finally see my creation among other books! The release party today went off with a bang! Today was a relatively great day!

Want your own copy of Love Unbroken? Order it here!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Love Unbroken is finished!

Oh man, when I finally finished a few nights ago, I was so emotional! To be honest, I had been stuck in certain parts of my book for a good while and was scared that I wasn't going to ever finish. I needed a serious push so I set my deadline to be done on May 28th. When that date came and left and I still wasn't done, I felt like I had failed myself. After moping around majority of the weekend, Sunday night I decided to suck it up and stay up ALL night to finish it. I started around 11 or so and finally finished around 7 the next morning! I was so happy that I literally burst into tears! I've been dreaming of doing this since the 8th grade and now it is DONE! I feel like I just gave birth to my first child, minus all of the pain and everything else that comes with it.

After I got over my crying spell, I then decided to take it upon myself to be pelvic thrusts around my room. I was just that excited! I'm currently taking preorders for signed copies. They are $13.50 each and come with a signed bookmark! I want to thank everyone who has supported me on this journey!



Thursday, May 30, 2013

Welcome to my writing cave!


I'm so glad that you've decided to join me here to follow me on my endless journey as a writer. I've been writing since the eighth grade and haven't stopped!

I'm a small town girl, growing up in Kinston, North Carolina and finally moving to Greenville, South Carolina a few years ago. Although it's not a huge city, it's way bigger than where I came from! I am obsessed with books. My to-read list is so long, I think I'll die trying to read everything. The library and the bookstore is my favorite places in the world! There's nothing better than the smell of books and the quiet atmosphere (the smell of coffee from Starbucks doesn't hurt either). I love reading all sorts of books. I love crime stories, mysteries, romance, self help sort of things and many other types of fiction.

My first debut book is titled Love Unbroken. I feel so many different things about releasing this soon but I'm more excited that anything! Here's the cover!

I think this cover is extremely sexy and reflects exactly how I see my characters! I tend to get all giddy and excited when I look at or talk about my cover. I have so many ideas for this blog and my future projects! Feel free to like my facebook page!

You can also come to my release party for Love Unbroken if you'd like! I'd love to have you all and get to talk with you as well!

Don't be afraid to stalk me on Twitter, I'd love to have you there too! Thanks for all of the support! I really appreciate it a lot!