Tag Archives: bwwm romance

MONEY CHASER: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

MC Website CoverI’ve written many books and I have my favorites, but I think Money Chaser has earned its place in the list of books that were fun to write. The book before it took 6 months to write. This one took one and a half months and that’s only because I was also taking driving lessons while writing it. I maybe could’ve finished it in a month. That’s how fun the ride was.

Those who read it on Wattpad will tell you, we had a great time cussing out Arthur lol. Seriously, if you haven’t read the book, you’re missing out. You can GET IT HERE. This post will have several spoilers so just head out to Amazon first and read the book before you read this post.

Money Chaser is a special book because it had lost going on behind the scenes. Like what?

1: ALL THE CHARACTERS WERE FLAWED

When we’re learning to write Romance, we’re told that the characters need to be heroic and noble. Everyone who has read the book can attest to the fact that no one, and I mean no one, was noble. Tegan was a home-wrecker and sugar-baby. Arthur was just… wow! Debbie was the victim of her own choices. Jam-Jam, though a good friend, stole a husband too. Sierra was a desperate and disloyal friend. Even Max who was the good guy in all this would be considered messy by normal standards. I mean the guy slept with his uncle’s side-pieces. Like I said everyone was a mess… and that’s what made the book so much fun to write.

Tegan Baptiste Arthur Vaughn Maxwell Ward

2: IT ALL STARTED WITH KANYE WEST’S ‘GOLD DIGGER’

You remember that song, right?

She takes my money, when I’m need

Yeah, she’s a triflin’ friend indeed

Oh, she’s a gold digger

Way over town, that digs on me

I was listening to the song one day, laughing my ass off because of how hurt Jamie Foxx looked when he was singing that song, when it hit me. Why is the gold-digger digging on him? Like, is she just triflin’ or is something going on behind the scenes. And that’s how Tegan was born.

If you’ve never heard the song then you need to. I promise, it will make your day!

3: THE HAPPY ENDING WAS UNEXPECTED

When I was writing the book, I really thought that it was all going to end badly. I even had an ending in mind. Someone (probably Max) was going to end up dead and everyone would be left regretting the choices they made. But along the way I fell in love with Tegan. The girl had an awful life and there was no one on her side (except for Jam-Jam). I thought she deserved a little happiness. So I gave it to her.

4: ARTHUR WAS ALL ABOUT HIS EGO

Many of you kept wondering why Arthur was so obsessed with Tegan. Well, for one, he’s a psycho and that’s just how some psychos are wired. Also, he considered himself better than Tegan in every way so when she decided to leave him, it bruised his ego. If she’d waited for him to leave her first, maybe things would’ve gone different. Then again… I wouldn’t have had a story to write.

5: TEGAN’S STILL GOT A BAD REPUTATION AT HOME

Our girl Tegan might be happily chilling in Brazil but if you know anything about humans, then you know that stories about her are still going round. People back home only know part of her story (as it usually happens). She’s the girl who abandoned her mom and sister, shot her sugar-daddy then ran away with her sugar-daddy’s nephew. They still think of her as a messy homewrecker. Though it wasn’t my intention to preach with this story, I think it’s still an opportunity to learn a l’il something. You don’t know people’s stories so don’t be quick to judge them for what you see as their sin.

Have you read Money Chaser? Learn more about it

If you read it, have you reviewed it? Review it HERE

Is there something you really want to know about Money Chaser? Ask away. Drop a comment below and I’ll answer it ASAP.

Cheers,

Linda.

WHAT I’M READING: Beautiful Chaos By Keta Kendric

Beautiful Chaos by Keta Kendric

If you’ve read any Keta Kendric book then you know that she can spin a story. Beautiful Chaos is one of those books that you just can’t put down. You have to get to the end.

Khane and Desiree’s story is fire. The erotic scenes alone will make your jaw drop but the meat of the story is what keeps you reading. Khane is an animal, but Desiree is the one woman who brings out the human within him.

I would love to give you some spoilers but I don’t think the author would like that so let me leave you with the blurb:

Desiree:  Family. Being a member of the Evans family had never been easy. By the time I was sixteen, I’d been snatched twice, shot at, and knifed in the back. Yet, I’d turned out to be the tame one, the one that had been smart enough to stay away from my family business…until my father dragged me back in.

Animals were what the Vallin family were known to be, and my father had offered me up like a juicy steak, not only to save his own skin but also to bridge a gap between two groups set to engage in a merger that would only end in bloodshed.

Khane: ‘The Kannibal.’ That’s the name they had chosen for me. I’d been groomed to take on the role of executioner. Strike down those who stood against us, punish those who threatened us, destroy those who needed killing. I did my job well. I did it with no mercy. I did it because I loved feeding my animalistic urges.

There was one thing that quieted the animal inside, but Desiree Evans had no idea I existed. My secret obsession with her had been my only source of therapy. Her lure had the ability to quiet my beast even at a distance…until she became my brother’s fiancée. 

Get Beautiful Chaos on Amazon

Have you read it? Let me know in the comments section.

Got a book you think I should read? I never turn down recommendations.

HOW MANY CHANCES DOES TRUE LOVE DESERVE?

Years ago, Scottie and Logan loved each other. Then she broke his heart and disappeared. Now she’s back. She’s still as beautiful as ever. Still makes his heart race when she smiles. He wants to keep hating her… but that’s kind of hard when he still lusts over her.

Pleasure is now available for your reading pleasure.

Pleasure Website Cover

 

Scottie Harper was Logan Avery’s first love. He was so crazy about her that he handed her his heart on a platter. She promised she’d keep it safe, instead she mercilessly broke it. Then she left.

Years later, she’s back, and she’s nothing like Logan remembered. Now there are shadows in her eyes and she has ‘Do Not Touch’ signs all over her luscious curves. And that’s a problem… because he still wants to touch.

However, regardless of the sparks that still fly whenever they’re in the same room, he’s not sure he should look back. Their past still haunts him. He’s torn between the love he still has and the agony she caused him. Is he strong enough to let himself fall again?

 

To get your copy today, just click on the link to your favorite store/site

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08C5K5QZD

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08C5K5QZD

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08C5K5QZD

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54352173/

 

Enjoy and let me know what you think by leaving a review after you’re done.

Eve’s Wrath: 6 Things You Might Not Know

EW Website CoverIf I had to pick a book that sticks out from my stable like a sore thumb, I’d definitely go with Eve’s Wrath. It’s definitely different from anything I’ve ever written and frankly, I was a little scared going into it. Though I’ve tried writing Romantic Suspense before there’s usually a mystery being solved. In this case I was just going for straight-up revenge which is new to me.

As if that wasn’t hard enough to chew, I set the whole story within a business environment. So many things could have gone wrong and there was always the risk of the story being boring because the romance takes a backseat to the revenge. Thankfully, it all worked out and from the reviews, it seems like most readers liked it. If you haven’t read the book, you should grab your copy. Do that before reading the rest of this post because there will be spoilers.

Okay, now onto the tea.

1: SHARON HAS NO REMORSE

Sharon WellingSome people wanted to know why Sharon never repented even after going to jail. She still remained as the bitter, evil monster that Eve speared. Why? Because sometimes that’s just how people are. They do not change. If even almost killing Carter (the person she claimed to love the most) didn’t make her rethink her actions, then going to jail was nothing in the grand scheme of things. She has no conscience and will not be getting one anytime soon.

2: CARTER HAD A BROTHER

You remember him, right? Aaron. I didn’t say much about him in the story other than that he was dead and Jackson was his step-son. Frankly, I wish I could’ve at least shown him before his death. He was a really good guy as evidenced by the fact that he was raising a child who wasn’t biologically his. Also, he wasn’t as blinded to Sharon’s faults as Carter was. I hate that he had to die but if he was alive, Eve’s story would never have happened and maybe Sharon could’ve been stopped before she completely crossed over to the dark side.

3: IT WAS INSPIRED BY K-DRAMA ‘SEARCH WWW’

Search WWW PosterIf you’re into kdramas like I am, then I’m sure you know about Search WWW. It’s the story of three women who work in two competitive web portal companies. What impressed me about the whole series was how badass the women were. Bae Ta-mi, the female lead, was great on her own as was the volatile Scarlet. However, Ga-kyeong, Ta-mi’s former boss provided the most inspiration for Eve’s Wrath. She was a fascinating character. Sometimes she had morals, sometimes she had none. Her relationship with her husband and mother-in-law was quite interesting. I won’t lie, it hurt me when her and her husband’s marriage fell apart and I wanted to fix it with a book. So I did!

4: IT WAS WRITTEN ON WATTPAD

The book first came to life on Wattpad. The reason I like to write on Wattpad is because that’s where I started my career. Also, my followers there are awesome. While they read, there are always insightful and encouraging comments that help to guide the writing of the book. I really believe that those comments improved the overall quality of the book because I could see how certain characters were being received and how Eve and Carter’s actions were being perceived. Will I be writing another book on Wattpad? Definitely. If you’d love to read while I write instead of waiting until the book is published, make sure to follow my Wattpad profile. For those who already have an account, my handle is ‘lindaverji’.

5: I’M NOT DONE WITH CARTER & EVE

Not by a long shot. Though their relationship ended on a hopeful note it wasn’t quite what I want for them. After everything these two went through I think they deserve more than a quickie in a hotel room. Even if I don’t write a whole novel for them, expect at least a short story that gives them (and Jackson) an even happier ending.

6: ‘REWRITE THE STARS’ HELPED TO WRITE IT

Have you watched ‘The Greatest Showman’? No? Neither have I 😂. But I love the music that was used in the show. ‘Rewrite the Stars’ by Zac Efron and Zendaya caught my ear because of the lyrics of the song. They matched exactly what I was feeling when writing Carter and Eve’s scenes. Carter was hopeful that their relationship would work while Eve was sure that it wouldn’t. You should try listening to the song sometime. I think you’ll like it.

Have you read Eve’s Wrath? Learn more about it

If you read it, have you reviewed it? Review it HERE

Is there something you really want to know about Eve’s Wrath? Ask away. Drop a comment below and I’ll answer it ASAP.

Cheers,

Linda.

Passion: The Untold Stories

Passion Website CoverPassion! Passion! Passion!

The book that almost didn’t get written.

Well, it got written and is now published. In brief, the book follows the relationship of political consultant, Michael Klein, and his pesky actress neighbor, Gigi. The moment these two kids meet, they clash. I’m talking war and pettiness galore. Enemies? Psh! These two give a new definition to the word. So you can imagine their horror when they find out that they are attracted to each other.

Tell me that you’ve read it. No? Why not? I know you’ll like it, but if you don’t trust me then Go and READ IT for yourself lol. But make sure you read it before you continue reading this article because we’re gonna have some spoilers in here. I don’t want to ruin the book for you.

If you’ve read the book, then here are a few more details that will put the book in context for you.

1: I ALMOST DIDN’T WRITE THIS BOOK

After Obsession (the first book in this series), I got a little down since some people didn’t like the characters. It happens and I don’t begrudge those readers. I mean not everyone will like the same things. Besides that Freddie and Lex were odd ducks… their personalities were not for everyone. But I won’t lie and say that the unfavorable reviews didn’t get me a little down.

For a minute there I thought of just shutting down the series and doing something else. But after thinking about it for a while, I realized that I was focusing on the wrong thing. Though there were some people who just weren’t into the book, there were many more who loved it. Me included. I enjoyed writing Obsession, and couldn’t wait to write the rest of the series. In fact, I was (and still am) so excited that I got covers for the whole series made in advance. That’s how invested I was. It wouldn’t be fair to myself or to readers who are looking forward to the rest of the series to just stop. So I decided to write the book anyway.

And I’m glad I did.

I had a lot of fun writing about Michael and Gigi. These two’s Tom and Jerry relationship had me laughing to myself like a crazy person as I wrote. They were fun. I hope you thought so too. Don’t forget to let me know what you thought of them when you leave your review.

2: MICHAEL’S BROTHER GABRIEL IS ACTUALLY GAY

Michael KleinAh! You’d forgotten that Michael even had a brother, right? Even though he didn’t make an appearance in the book and was only briefly mentioned, Gabriel exists. He’s an architect with a heart of gold. That’s why he’s out in Venezuela trying to build houses. He’s also gay. I know, I know… how radical! But hear me out… I’m trying to make an effort to be more diverse about the characters I write. In future don’t be surprised to see Gabriel back in the States and looking for a relationship. Yes, that means that I will try out MM fiction. Are you ready for it or did you just give me a side-eye? Let me know what you think.

3: WHY GIGI WON’T DUMP HER MOTHER

Lisa ChampionY’all know this lady called Lisa, right? She is a mess. Can you imagine having a mother like her? Yeesh! But mothers like this exist. Most people in Gigi’s position would cut contact with her and I know some of you were wondering why Gigi still gives her space. Well, she’s family. Think of it this way; Gigi has no father, no sibling and her grandmother (the person who really cared for her) is dead. Lisa is her only blood relation. She might be a devil but she’s the only one Gigi has. I’m not sure that there’s a line that she could cross that would make Gigi cut her off. But who knows… now that Gigi has a new family she may start to realize just how toxic her mother is. I know y’all would’ve liked me to give the two some closures but sometimes in life people just stick with family even if they’re crappy.

4: GIGI’S FATHER IS STILL OUT THERE SOMEWHERE

In the book, I didn’t say much about Gigi’s father. Lisa really doesn’t talk about him because he hasn’t been in either of their lives since Gigi was born. But he exists. I thought of bringing him back in but figured that Gigi already has enough drama with her mother, we don’t need a deadbeat dad stirring that messy pot anymore.

5: MORE OF THE HEIRS WILL GET BOOKS

We’ve still got three heirs without books; Ari, Red and Logan. Yes, I plan to give them happy endings too so please don’t tune out of the series. Y’all know me; once I start a series I work on wrapping it up no matter how long it takes me. But I’ll try to make sure the books get released fast. If you’re not already in my Book Club, join it so that you can get immediate updates once the books are out.

I'd Like To Join Linda's Book Club (Magenta)

6: DAVIDA MIGHT GET HER OWN STORY

Davida is an interesting character. Her kind of loyalty doesn’t come every day and she’s been friends with Gigi for over ten years. I think she deserves a story. She’s already married and has one kid, but that doesn’t mean that the drama ends just because you’re married. What do you think about a story that explores after-marriage drama?

7: MICHAEL BOLTON’S ‘MURDER MY HEART’ WROTE THIS BOOK

Yo! I am a fan of Michael Bolton. He’s one of the earliest singers I remember being amazed by. That husky voice… Lord! That husky voice. I confess that I have quite a few of his songs saved up for rainy days, but for this book ‘Murder my Heart’ was my jam. The song is almost a decade old but it still works. I mean, listen to the song for yourself then tell me that you can’t come up with a romance novel for it.

Have you read Passion? Learn more about it.

If you read it, have you reviewed it? Review it HERE

Is there something you really want to know about Passion? Ask away. Drop a comment below this point and I’ll answer it ASAP.

Cheers,

Linda