Monday, January 5, 2009

Short Stories on Kindle

Sometimes, we need a quickie literary treat to get us through the day, and from time to time, I write those short sweet treats. Check out these three treats that you can purchase on Kindle!

Rochelle is a beautiful sistah with a lot going for her: a great job, great family, great friends, and Will, her boyfriend that she adores more than anything. The problem? Lately, Will has been distant, spending more time at work and with his female friends’ problems than with her. When Will breaks one too many promises, Rochelle heads to the club with her girlfriends, and attempts to forget her troubles with good friends, food, and dancing. When Will shows up while Rochelle’s in the arms of another man, the pair gets ready for their ultimate showdown with both wanting to come out the victor.

Anxiety builds in world-class publicist Lita Gregory as she heads home to spend the Christmas holidays with her mother. In the four years since she’s left home, she’s been back all of four times. Now that a year has passed since her beloved father died, she’s wanted to go home even less. Lita barely has time to take part in their time-honored Christmas tradition – singing The Temptation’s “Silent Night” when she receives a major shock: her mother’s new fiancĂ©, David. She then runs into Eric Thomas, the man she was destined to marry after graduating college – before she found him in bed with another woman. Will she continue to dwell in the past? Or can the holiday spirit bring her a new lease on life?

Monday through Friday, for one hour a day, newspaper reporter Christianna Dayne’s life is wonderful. Despite her hectic life, she always manages to spend her lunch hour at Cyber Town where she can catch up with her best friend Samantha, grab a bite to eat, and most importantly, hook up with her cyber boo online.Christianna is definitely feeling LitGuy66, but she’s too afraid to meet him because she doesn’t want reality to come crashing down around her. What Christianna doesn’t know is she’s not in control fate is, and when fate puts a flesh and blood man before her – a man who just happens to not only be her possible Mr. Wonderful but also her ultimate scoop – Christianna must decide whether to flee or stick around and pursue the endless possibilities.

Books on Sale

In the early 2000s, I was blessed enough to write two great books with JDaniels, Luv Alwayz: The Opposite Sex & Relationships and Draw Me with Your Love. We both still receive comments from people who have read these books, and now, you can buy both for $3 each at Zanestore!

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Lies, abuse, infidelity, sex, intrigue, international romance - a cornucopia of events play out in the relationships of Luvalwayz, a novel that intertwines the tales of three couples, brought together by friendship and love:

Christopher and Tamara are in a relationship already strained by emotional baggage...will sexual indiscretions ruin them?

After years of hiding the pain of abuse through being loose, ghetto sistah extraordinaire Shameika - with the aid of the militant yet soulful brotha, Jamal - try to break through her past to finally reach 'happily ever after'.

When straight-laced, professional Deandra finds out that her sister has been kidnapped, she seeks the aid of playa of the year, Stephen to help in the rescue, but it is Deandra who might need rescuing...from Stephen.

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In the second installment of their cutting-edge romantic trilogy, Shonell Bacon and JDaniels continue to explore the effects past lives and lies have on the potential for everlasting love.

Roxy Winters, the notorious younger sister of Luvalwayz's Deandra, returns in Draw Me With Your Love, this time with a romantic adventure of her own. Fresh out of college and ready to pursue her passion for art, Roxy takes a job at a trendy Manhattan gallery. Persuaded by her boss and confidante to attend an arts event on a cruise ship, Roxy develops more than just professional appreciation when she encounters the up-and-rising artist Antoine Billups. As the ship arrives at the dock, Roxy and Antoine's budding romance is cut short -- by their return to land as well as Roxy's hesitation to open her heart. Experiences, lovers, and friends come into play as the two face the challenge of overcoming their past mistakes and present fears in their quest for love.

With their unique collaborative writing style, Shonell Bacon and JDaniels present both male and female sides of relationships, lending unparalleled insight and honesty to this exciting series.

Death at the Double Inkwell

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Sometimes life is stranger than fiction; take the lives of mystery novelists and twins, Jovan Parham-Anderson and Cheyenne Parham. They are young, beautiful, talented, and on their way to their sixth best-selling novel; that is, until Jo learns her husband, Cordell Anderson, founder of Anderson Technologies, is having an affair with Alisha Stewart, his right hand at Anderson. Before she can confront him, tragedy strikes her home, and Jovan must deal with the fact that the careful, safe life she had with Cordell was merely smoke and mirrors.

Check out the DDIW Trailer below!


DDIW Podcasts

DDIW Podcast #1 :: How Death at the Double Inkwell Came to Be
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DDIW Podcast #2 :: Excerpt from Death at the Double Inkwell

DDIW Podcast #3 :: The Agent Experience with DDIW

DDIW Podcast #4 :: Second Excerpt from Death at the Double Inkwell
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DDIW Podcast #5 :: From No Agent to Publication


DDIW Commentaries
  1. The "Everything's Great, But..." Woman
  2. The Importance of Sisterhood
  3. The Men of DDIW
  4. Behind the Title Death at the Double Inkwell



  • Louisiana Saturday Night with Shonell Bacon [link]
  • Interview with Shades of Romance Magazine [link]
  • Interview with Mystery Author, Angela Henry [link]