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Friday, December 30, 2011

Celebrating the New Year

Hello Fast Life family,

It's the end of the year and so many have resolutions that they want to fulfill in the year to come. Whatever you want stick to it and over achieve what you want to accomplish. We want to blame others for our failures but in reality it's not anyone else's fault but our own. Live and learn from the mistakes that you made this year and grow for the years to come.

This year has been a great year and our family is growing all around the world. I can't thank you enough for supporting me throughout this year and spreading the word about Livin the Fast Life. Some people said that I couldn't do it but I went over and beyond my own expectations. Failure is not an option for me, especially when it is something that I am so very passionate about.

Each and everyday you allow me to come into your home and share my story with you. I appreciate all the support that you have given me. Thank you for allowing me to come into your home and share my story with you.  I can't thank you enough. Thank you for supporting me when I really wanted to give up. There is so much competition out there and I was allowing it to get to me; but you the Fast Life family showed me so much love and support this year and showed me that I do have a voice and people are listening. We will continue to grow as a family and I will continue sharing great stories with you, my family.

In 2012 The UnMarritable will be in your stores and available for your Kindle and Nook. Make sure you be looking for it. I will keep you posted on the Release Dates. You will also get the chance to see me in your city or a city near you signing my new book The UnMarritable and Livin the Fast Life. If you would like to see me in your city please let me know. I would love to meet all the members of the Fast Life family. I am excited about the New Year and I hope that you are too. Thank you for all your support. I wish you all much success, peace and love in the New Year.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

What is too much?

Hello Fast Life family,

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas. It's almost the end of the year and the beginning of a new year. I could talk about Livin the Fast Life for the rest of the week but I don't want to do that. For the remaining of the week I want to know what your views are. Please feel free to post your views and comments. Thank you for your participation and constant support.

Trendy Topic of the Day:   What is too much?


I love to hear what the readers think about the authors work. I have noticed that a lot of readers say there is way too much sex in Urban books. How do you feel about this statement?

Readers feel that there is way too much cussing in the books today? In the books that you read or have read do you feel like there is too much cussing and why?

In Urban and street lit readers have said that all the characters are alike in every book. In this genre of book do you feel like all the characters are starting to be the same?

I have also seen readers complaining about all the sex on the cover of the books. Do you feel like there is too much sex on the cover of the book? Would you choose to read a book with or without sex on the cover?

Many people say that Authors are all about selling their books. Do you think that authors would rather sell their book then network with their readers? Why do you feel this way?

Being an author I am always trying to be better and the views of my family matter to me. I feel like I would rather perfect my craft and produce great stories then trying to get rich quick. I want to make sure that you love every book that I put out and you notice that I only get better as each book I put out. I want to perfect my craft and get to know my family no matter how big or how small I am.

Thank you for supporting me and allowing me to come in your home each and every day. Your views are important to me and I want to hear what you think. Make sure that you share this post with your friends and family. It is never to late to join the Fast Life family and I welcome all. Here you can share your views and not be judged. Everyone has a view and a dream and I support everyone.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The beginning of a new life

Hello Fast Life family,

I am so busy working on the second book of the Fast Life Chronicles series and I want to give you a little taste of what you should expect.  For the next few days I will be giving you the first chapter of my new book The UnMarritable. Please be looking for it. It will be released in March. Thank you for all your support and please feel free to post your comments and share your views. Thank you for your participation and constant support. Please enjoy the first chapter of The UnMarritable.

The UnMarritable: The beginning of a new life



It's every girls dream to be married at least once in her lifetime. To live the Cinderella fantasy. I always thought that I would be the first one married, before my brothers and sisters and most of my cousins but unfortunately life had something else in store for me.

Friday night and I'm getting dressed, getting ready to go to the hottest party in town. It's a black and white ball and I have been invited. This is the ball where the who's who will be attending. Part of me wants to stay home and have a girls night out, but I have to go to this ball and pretend that I am into it because this is the time for me to promote myself and my upcoming projects. The worst part of it all is that I have to attend this event alone. Hopefully I will meet someone while I'm there and if I don't, lord please don't make this event longer than I can handle.

I turn on the radio to see what's playing and find a station that is playing the quiet storm. Continuing to go through all the stations to see if there is anything else that can compete with the quiet storm. I don't find anything else on and I go back to the previous station. When I get back to the station I can here the sound of Luther and now I am ready to go take a nice hot bubble bath. As I'm soaking I can vaguely hear the phone ringing. I think to myself, I can get out the tub and see who it is, or I can lay here and enjoy the calming sound of the music playing in the background while the hot water gently hits up against my skin. At this moment I just want to relax and enjoy my serenity and who ever it is can leave a message.

After relaxing in the tub for an hour I get out and dry off. While drying off I hear the doorbell ring. I know that I am not expecting to have any company until tomorrow. All of a sudden someone is starting to ring my doorbell off the hook and it is driving me crazy. I slip on my robe and run down the stairs to see who it is. I look out and see that it is Calvin.  I open the door and ask Calvin “What are you doing here? I wasn't expecting you until tomorrow.” “I come to take you to the ball, I'm your knight and shining armor,” he reply. I laugh and say “when my knight and shining armor come around, I will know it and he will not look like you.” Calvin don't like my response and I don't care if he does or not. I am determined not to mess my night up with this nonsense. “Calvin, you have to go. I can't go to the ball with you. I am going by myself and you can leave now.” I say. “Woman don't play with me I'm taking you to this ball and that's that,” he reply. I realize that it doesn't matter what I am saying, he is not going to go anywhere.

Not in the mood to argue, I let him in and go upstairs and finish getting dressed. While I am getting dressed Calvin is downstairs fixing us some drinks. I walk downstairs and I notice Calvin staring at the pictures on the mantle. “Why haven't you been married?” He ask. I don't want to get into this right now, but I know that he is not going to let this go. Instead of getting into a long drawn out discussion I give him my generic answer. “ Maybe marriage just isn't for me,” I reply. He looks at me with this crazy look and shakes his head and let's it go. The doorbell rings as we are finishing our drinks. It's the limo driver coming to take us to the ball.

Arriving at the ball is more than I ever imagined it to be. This is absolutely beautiful, but I really wish that I was by myself or at least with someone other than Calvin. Calvin is a nice guy but he can be annoying as hell and he has this way of getting on my last nerves. When we get in the ball I really hope that he goes his way and I will go mine. I don't want anyone thinking that we are a couple. I know that Calvin likes me but he has never got up enough guts to really come at me, because he knows that we will only remain as friends. Every now and then he will try to act like he's my boyfriend but only when it's convenient for him. When he feels like someone is trying to get at me that's when he wants to act like we are together but when he sees someone that he wants to holler at then we are business partners. Still no matter what, at the end of the day we will only be friends.



Here are your discussion questions. Please feel free to post our comments. You can mark if you find this discussion interesting, funny, or cool. This is the beginning of the first chapter of my new book The UnMarritable. Your views are very important. Please take time to answer the following questions. Thank you for your participation and constant support.

Are you still interested in reading? Why?
What are your views of the opening of the new book?
Do you feel like it ties in with the first book Livin the fast life? Why?
Is there anything that you would do differently? If so what?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thank you

Hello Fast Life family,

As you know I like to do things different on my page. I like to keep things hot and let you know that yes I may be an author but I am more than just an author. I am a friend, a sister, a daughter, a auntie, a queen, a woman, a writer, a motivator, a go getter, I am a ordinary person.

People ask me all the time what makes me so different than the rest and honestly I have to say nothing. I am no better than anyone else but I stay humble and true to myself. I can make this blog all about my book but this is more than just a book site to me. This is a place where you are allowed to be yourself and speak your mind and know that someone out there is listening to you.

Every day I welcome you into my world and allow you to get to know me as the person that I am and I can't thank you enough for joining me day in and out. You ask why I call you family? Well the reason that I do this is because so many people out there look at you and see you as just fans. When I look at you and see the love and support that you have for me I see you as my family. You are more than just a reader or a fan to me. You really and truly is my family and for that I am thankful.

Thank you for allowing me to come into your homes each and everyday and share a part of me with you. Thank you for supporting and believing in Livin the Fast Life when so many said it would fail. Thank you for spreading the word about the Fast Life family it is spreading all over the world. I can't thank you enough but I had to let you know that I really do appreciate the support that you have showed me for the last year and a half. Please continue to support me and spread the word about the Fast Life family. I will still be looking, reading, answering and responding to all views and comments. I am also available for any interviews, reviews, and book signings. In 2012 you will be definitely be seeing a lot more of me. Thank you for all your support you are the best.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Haters

Hello Fast Life family,

I hope that everyone had a great and productive day. I know that I have been extremely busy with working on the second book of the Fast Life Chronicles series. I know that so many of you are ready for the second book and I am trying to get it to you as fast as possible but making sure that it is just as good as Livin the Fast Life. I want to thank you for supporting me and purchasing your copy of Livin the Fast Life. You are amazing and I thank you to the bottom of my heart. If you have not grabbed your copy of Livin the Fast Life here is your chance to grab your copy for only .99. Time is running out and you don't want to miss this special sale. You can find the links to your right to barnesandnobles.com and amazon.com. Thank you so very much for your constant support. Remember to post your views on any of my pages to let me know what you think. Thank you and have a blessed day.

Trendy Topic of the Day:  Haters


There are so many people out there that will hate on you and everything that you do but you have to not let it get to you. People hated on Jesus and he died on the cross for our sins so what makes you better than or different from him?

I am glad that people hate on me because it only makes me stronger and I will continue to get stronger each and everyday. You can humble yourself and still have haters. They are every where but you can't control what others think, say or feel. You have to remember to only do you and stay true to yourself and you will be okay. If we allowed others to control our destiny we would all be at a stand still and there would be no successful people or strong people to make it through the storms. Do not allow others to determine your future. With this said use the haters to become better and pray for them to stop being haters. You are in control.

If you could say anything to your haters what would it be?
What is your method or technique for haters?
Do you have more haters or more friends? Explain.



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Support

Hello Fast Life family,

I hope everyone had a great and productive day. I like to keep you updated on what I am doing and how I am doing things. Many of you have been asking for the second book in the series the Fast Life Chronicles. I am proud to say that I have finished writing the UnMarritable and it will be going through the next stage. Thank you so very much for your support. Please remember to go grab your copy of Livin the Fast Life if you haven't already. If you are not exactly sure where you can grab your copy you can click on the link on the right to purchase your copy from amazon.com, and barnesandnobles.com. Please go grab your copy today and post your reviews. It is very important that you post your reviews. Again thank you for your support. Please feel free to post your views.

Trendy Topic of the day:  Support


Support to me is very important because it is not easy to do what you love to do if you don't have the support that you need. Everyone will not support you and you can't expect everyone to support you.

If one person or a couple of people support you, it is important that you hold on to that support and use the support to your advantage. Some people don't have support at all and believe that they can't do what they love to do.

As an author it is important that you have the support of your readers. Without the support of the readers you will not make it. A reader will make or break you. They will either like or hate the material that you produce. If you have more likes than hate you have a chance but if you don't you either keep trying until you get it right or give up. Me personally I will never give up on my dreams. The response that I get from you whether good or bad makes me stronger. With the responses and reviews I know what I have to work on to make me better at my craft. Everyone can't write just like everyone can't sing but no matter what they continue to try and strive to live their dreams.

I know that I can't support each and every person but I definitely try to support every person that I can. It doesn't matter if they are good, bad, new to the game or a pro. I don't discriminate. All I know is that the people that we look up to like Mary J. Blige, Maya Angelou, Cicily Tyson, Tyler Perry, T. I., just to name a few, had to have our support to be where they are today. The thing that I admire about these few is that no matter what came their way in life they continued to strive to live their dreams and they supported others. We have to come together and support one another.

Do you agree with this topic? Why?
Who is your biggest supporter? Why?
Would you support someone in the same field as you that is new to the game? Why?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Who's goin to be the better man?

Hello Fast Life family,

I hope that everyone had a great and productive day. Now it's time to unwind and take off the stress of the day. I am glad that you decided to do it with me. This week we have been getting a lot of new members and I am thankful for that. All this week I will be posting excerpts of the book Livin the Fast Life and next week we will switch it up a little bit. I also want to tell you to be looking for the promotions that I will be doing all month. Thank you for joining me each and everyday and spreading the word about the Fast Life family. Please feel free to post your comments.

Livin the Fast Life:  Who's goin to be the better man?



We played dominoes and drank some more. Derrick took me by the hand and took me to the couch.  We were sitting on the couch and Derrick and Maxwell started to debate on who was the better man for me.  I could see that Derrick was determined not to lose me to Maxwell.

While Maxwell had gone to the bathroom, Derrick and I got a chance to talk some more in peace for a little while anyways.  Derrick leaned over and kissed me and while he was kissing me Maxwell walked in the room and said "oh hell naw this ain't happening." Derrick and I looked up at him to see what he was tripping on and then out of nowhere Maxwell pulled out this ring and said "this could be yours if you get with me." I started laughing because the ring looked cheap as hell like it had came out of a bubble gum machine.  Derrick asked him "why do she need that cheap ass ring, when she is walking around with a platinum card in her pocket?" I couldn't believe that he had said that but since he did I wanted to know where it was and then he reached in my pocket and pulled it out and showed it to me.  Now I had his American Express and his Platinum card.  Derrick looked at me and said "baby what time should I come pick you up so that you can go shopping?" I turned and looked at him "I will be ready at two," I responded.  Derrick turned and looked at Maxwell and said "good night, better luck next time.  Remember you can never win against the best." Derrick started laughing and we walked out the door.

Here is your discussion questions.  Please feel free to post your comments or mark if you find this discussion to be cool, interesting or funny.  Your views are very important.  Thank you for your participation and constant support.

Are you still interested in reading? Why?
Have you ever had two people fighting over you? If so what did you do?
Is there anything that you would do differently? If so what?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Letter from Ronny

Hello Fast Life family,

Thank you for joining me yet another day. I appreciate for all your support and just to say thank you I am keeping my book Livin the Fast Life on sale for .99 through the rest of the year. Continue to spread the word and I promise to keep the discussions hot. You all are the best. Here is another excerpt of  Livin the Fast Life. Enjoy and remember that you can find the links on your right to purchase your copy. Thank you for your participation and constant support. Please feel free to post your comments.

Livin the Fast Life:  Letter from Ronny



I had received a letter from Ronny and he told me how much he missed me and how sorry he was for hurting me the way he had.  Ronny told me that I was right about Lacy and he should have never messed with her.  Lacy had set him up and he was paying for it now.  I knew that this was giving him some time to think about what he had done.  Ronny and I were writing each other on a regular basis because I knew that he was lonely and didn't have anyone to talk to.  Ronny and I were still friends but I couldn't trust him anymore.

My feelings were fading for Derrick.  I still loved him but I was still searching for that special one.  Although Derrick was divorced he was still not trying to make that commitment to me.

I was not at home and Derrick had been in my house.  When I walked in the house I could tell that someone had been there.  I noticed that the letters that I had in my dresser were sitting out on the table with my pictures.  I started to get nervous because I didn't know what was going on and then I heard Derrick pulling up.  he just jumped out the truck and ran in the house.  "Hey babe, how are you doing today?" I said.  "Don't you baby me; was I your baby when you were writing to that nigga in jail?" I knew instantly what was wrong with him and I knew that we were getting ready to fight.  "How would you notice that I've been writing anyone when you're never here?" "I would be around more if you weren't so needy." "Was I needy when you were begging for some of this goodness?" "That's beside the point, I ain't no trick," he yelled. "How would I know that you're not a trick, when the only time I see you is when you want sex?" Derrick wasn't happy that I had said that and he lunged at me and slapped me.  I couldn't believe that he had hit me so I punched him and the fight was on.

Here are your discussion questions. Please feel free to post your comments or mark if you find this post to cool, interesting, or funny.  Your views are very important.  Thank you for your participation and constant support.

Are you still interested in reading? Why?
What have you done that would make someone want to hit you?
Is there anything that you would do differently? If so what?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Don't give a man all of you. Leave something for yourself

Hello Fast Life family,

I hope everyone enjoyed your weekend. This is the beginning of a new week and many of you know that I like to post excerpts of my book for you. I want you to have a taste of what you will be getting when you read anything that I put out. I hope that you enjoy the excerpts and trendy topics that I post. I thank everyone for joining me and spreading the word about Livin the Fast Life. Please feel free to share your views. I respond to each comment individually. Don't forget that you can purchase Livin the Fast Life as well. You can find the links to Amazon.com and barnesandnobles.com on your right hand side. Thank you for your participation and constant support.

Livin the Fast Life:  Don't give a man all of you. Leave something for yourself.



My grandmother use to tell me to make sure that I kept a spare because you never knew when your good thang is going to have a blow out.  All my life I lived by this especially when I realized that men couldn't be trusted.  I gave a lot of myself to these men but I could never truly give them all of me because I knew that it wouldn't last.  Every true relationship that I had, I wanted it to work out.  I've been engaged so many times, but after being with a person after so many years they start to show their true colors.

People think that I cant commit or that I am scared of commitment but it's not that at all.  The truth is that I can commit but men can't commit themselves to me.  The men in my life loved me but they were not in love with me they were in love with my sweet candy apple.  They could not love me enough to honestly make me their wife.  I was not always their first priority and if I couldn't be their first priority I knew that I could not marry them.  My belief for marriage is very strong and I don't believe in divorce. I feel like when two people make that commitment before God anything can be worked out.  That's the reason why I haven't been married because I didn't want to marry for all the wrong reasons.  When I get married it will be strictly because I love that person unconditionally just for who they are.

Here are your discussions questions.  Please feel free to post your comments. You can also mark if you find this discussion to be funny, interesting, or cool. Your views are very important. Thank you for your participation and constant support.

Are you still interested in reading? Why?
What are your views on marriage?
Is there anything that you would do differently? If so what?