It’s time to celebrate!

It’s time to celebrate!

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Can we take a moment to celebrate the fact that I just completed the longest novel of my career? Okay, so the goal was 160,000 words, but I hit just a little under 140,000. The old me would be sad because I didn’t hit my goal, however, the new me is like, “Girl, you wrote AND edited 100,000 words in 10 days. Get yo life!”

That’s how we do sometimes. We don’t appreciate the victories, but we magnify the failures or shortcomings. Not this time!

I’m proud of myself!

It’s time to freaking celebrate!

My book, The Ashes: The Medina Sisters’ Story will be released tomorrow 6/1/17. I’m going to drop the synopsis on this blog, and if it leaves you wanting more there’s going to be a sneak peek on my Facebook Author page tonight at 7pm CST.

Here’s the link to like my page -> Author B. Love

Synopsis

Oscar and Selena Medina gave birth to four beautiful baby girls – Fury, Blaze, Arsen, and Red. Because of Oscar’s business, the girls grew up close and tough. As time progressed, the girls grew into women and their bond wavered. When Oscar goes missing the sisters reunite, and their already fragile bond completely unravels or ties into an infinity knot that not even death can pull loose.

As the oldest sister and leader, Fury has taken on the burden of finding their father. Her biggest adversary? Her mother. It seems strange to Fury that Selena so quickly and willingly gives up the search for her father, but she has a bigger battle to face – her heart. Her past. Her rekindled feelings for her childhood best friend and first love – Wade Lamar.

Blaze couldn’t care less either way about her father returning home alive. In her mind, all of her family let her down when she needed them most. Now that they need her, Blaze has no desire to help them find Oscar or grieve for him in his absence. All she cares about is herself and her business; until she meets Maddox Reyes.

Although Arsen isn’t the youngest of the sisters, she looks and acts the part. Her quiet and distant innocence has driven an even bigger wedge between her and her sisters. As if dealing with the disappearance of her father isn’t enough, Arsen has gotten herself into a bit of a sticky situation with her best friend, Morgan. She’s so embarrassed that she can’t even go to her big sisters for help. To her benefit, that help comes from Knox Hearst.

As the baby of the family, Red is used to being spoiled, coddled, and getting anything she wants. When she leaves for college and gets her first taste of independence she finds herself stressed beyond measure. Between trying to master five classes and work two jobs, Red is right at the brink of a meltdown that her family knows nothing about – until Nicholas Black comes to her aid with an offer she can’t refuse.

In The Ashes, these sisters are dealing with not only their own personal demons and issues, but they are also dealing with their father missing, secrets coming to the surface, and betrayal from those they least expected. At the end of their weary days all they have is each other… but with so much tension and distance between them… will that be enough?

The Ashes: The Medina Sisters’ Story is a 140,000-word novel with explicit language and some instances of instalove or love at first sight. If either of these aren’t your preference please skip The Ashes as an option for your reading pleasure.

 

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New Release – To be Loved by You

New Release – To be Loved by You

Kenzo Mahailey never wanted to be a part of his family’s criminal organization. When his older brother dies, Kenzo thinks this is his way out – until he finds out his brother’s replacement.

Isa Mahailey never wanted to be a part of her husband’s criminal organization. When Andreas dies, Isa thinks this is her way out – until he names her as his replacement.

Malin Mahailey has always wanted to rule his family’s criminal organization. When his older brother dies, Malin thinks this is his way in – until he finds out his brother’s replacement.

With Andreas gone, tension builds between Isa and Malin, while temptation threatens to connect her and Kenzo in a way she never thought was possible. On one side of her, Malin is trying to steal the throne she never wanted. On the other… Kenzo is trying to make her his wife and Queen.

To be Loved by You is a complete 89,000-word drama packed standalone tale of love and loyalty. One where Isa’s choice between her deceased husband or his off limits brother has the power to change the Mahailey family forever.

Advisory – To be Loved by You is a fast paced urban novel that contains explicit language and implied violence. If either of these offend you, To be Loved by You should be skipped in your search for reading pleasure.

Click here to purchase!

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Coming tomorrow! – To be Loved by You

Coming tomorrow! – To be Loved by You

Tomorrow, To be Loved by You will be released!

to_be_loved_by_youOriginally, this was supposed to be a series. I released part 1 in March (I think) lol. I decided to turn it into a standalone, so tomorrow’s release combines both parts 1 and 2!

Synopsis –

Kenzo Mahailey never wanted to be a part of his family’s criminal organization. When his older brother dies, Kenzo thinks this is his way out – until he finds out his brother’s replacement.

Isa Mahailey never wanted to be a part of her husband’s criminal organization. When Andreas dies, Isa thinks this is her way out – until he names her as his replacement.

Malin Mahailey has always wanted to rule his family’s criminal organization. When his older brother dies, Malin thinks this is his way in – until he finds out his brother’s replacement.

With Andreas gone, tension builds between Isa and Malin, while temptation threatens to connect her and Kenzo in a way she never thought was possible. On one side of her, Malin is trying to steal the throne she never wanted. On the other… Kenzo is trying to make her his wife and Queen.

To be Loved by You is a complete 89,000-word drama packed tale of love and loyalty. One where Isa’s choice between her deceased husband or his off limits brother has the power to change the Mahailey family forever.

Advisory – To be Loved by You is a fast paced urban novel that contains explicit language and implied violence. If either of these offend you, To be Loved by You should be skipped in your search for reading pleasure.

Hope you’re ready for a crazy ride!!

I hate success!

I hate success!

Okay, so maybe that’s a bit misleading.

I hate the word success.

To be even more specific, I hate the commonly known definitions of success.

Yea, that’s what I hate.

I hate the commonly known definitions of success. I hate what people think success constitutes. I hate what people seek for success, only to be disappointed because that’s not real success. Not the kind that truly fulfills you anyway.

The first four definitions of success that pop up are –

The accomplishment of an aim or purpose (I rocks with this one. This is actually my favorite.)

The attainment of popularity or profit (Meh.)

A person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity (I can get jiggy with this one.)

The attainment of wealth, respect, and fame. (Most widely accepted definition.)

Ugh.

That last one is the one that I REALLY don’t like, only because it suggests that success can only come from those three things. So, if this definition is the one you grew up believing, unless you attain wealth, respect, and fame you won’t consider yourself to be successful.

That’s so uncool.

This is why it’s SO important to create your OWN definition of success. NEVER measure your life to someone else’s. Create your OWN lane. Creatives don’t fit into lanes and boxes. When we try it makes us insecure, it drains us and makes us want to stop, or it makes us envious and jealous of others who are mastering those lanes.

The key isn’t in conforming. The key is in creating your own definition of success and your own lane to achieve it in!!

I think I’m on like book 37 or 38 at this point in my literary career. I can always tell when my perspective is shifting in a way that it shouldn’t. Anytime I start looking at the charts in comparison of how my books are doing to others I have to quickly remind myself of my lane and my definition of success. By doing this, I’m able to appreciate my success and be grateful, be content in the amazing place I’m in, but also set goals and make plans to demolish where I am now and level up!

That seems like a pretty fair balance… contentment and demolishment.

Well, I just hit a mini milestone with my latest project. It will be my biggest one to date at 160K, and I hit 40K today. My prize for hitting this mark was a morning free of work. Which was actually torture since I love to write. But I also understand the importance of rest. Anyway, I guess I’m about to head to Starbucks and get a syrupy caffeinated beverage to get me through the next few hours.

Until next time…

Creative, create your own definition of success and your own lane to achieve it in!

P.S. There’s a really dope article over at LifeHack where the author listed 20 definitions of success that I’m all the way here for. Here’s the link to check them out. success