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PLEASURE: 7 Things You Don’t Know

Pleasure Website CoverFinally, it’s done. The book that took six long months to write. PLEASURE has finally been published. This is the fourth book in my HEIRS series. To be honest when I planned it out, I expected it to be a fun, easy book. If you’ve read the other three books in the series, then you know that Logan is the fun guy in the group, the party animal. I was going to keep him that way, then Scottie walked in with her baggage. Things got serious real fast.

Despite how long it took to write it, I actually enjoyed the process especially because I was posting on Wattpad and getting your feedback as I went. If you haven’t read it, you should Grab Your Copy. Do that before you read the rest of this post because there will be major spoilers.

Okay, let’s get to it.

 

1: WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG TO WRITE

You noticed, right? I started this book way, way back in January immediately after the holidays and only just finished it. No, there were no other projects in between, just life stuff. I’m telling you guys, this COVID-19 ish will play games with your mind. Add in a few relationship problems and you can say goodbye to your productivity. I’m actually shocked that the book is over given all the nonsense that was being thrown my way. Speaking of which; I hope you’re well wherever you are. Don’t forget to wear your mask and socially distance.

 

2: THIS IS ACTUALLY A REMAKE OF A PREVIOUS BOOK

If you’ve been with me for a while, I think you’ll remember my Trey Songz phase. That was back in 2013 when I was still an innocent college kid with crushes. I didn’t do much fan-fiction back then, but when I did it was his. There’s a short book I wrote back then called ‘Hurting Kind of Love’ that featured a girl who’d been raped then ditched by her boyfriend. This book was a remake of that story and I quite prefer it because the way I dealt with the assault back then was kind of childish. If you read the book, then you know what I mean.

 

3: I WAS GOING TO KEEP JACK ALIVE BUT MY INNER DEMON KILLED HIM

Jack! Jack! Jack. You met Vinny, the first deviant who scarred Scottie. Jack was just mentioned in passing as having died in a car crash. I was going to keep him alive and make him repent, but the thought of him and Scottie existing in the same space just annoyed the hell out of me. So I killed him. #SorryNotSorry.

 

4: LOGAN, LEX & THEIR MOTHER HAVE A COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP

If you read Lex’s book along with Logan’s book then you already know why Logan was shocked that Bree, his mother, was calling Lex. However, it bears repeating for the late crowd. Bree was unfaithful in her first marriage. Lex was the product of that infidelity and the cause of her divorce from her first husband. Because she was going through ‘stuff’, Bree ditched Lex with his father’s family. Lex’s father was married at the time (and thus had also been unfaithful) so you can imagine the kind of welcome Lex received. He was hated and treated like an outsider in the Bishop family.

Logan Avery  Bree Clementine  Lex Bishop

While ‘healing’ herself, Bree met Logan’s dad, Nick, and Logan was conceived. Given that she dumped him then promptly created a new family, one would understand why Lex can’t stand her. And of course it would be understandable if he hated Logan too. The reason he doesn’t is because Logan practically stalked him into liking him. Lex still hates Bree though.

 

5: LOGAN HAS ANOTHER SIBLING

Remember the marriage that Bree ruined, there was a child of that marriage too. Her name is Leona. The reason she was never mentioned is because she and her brothers have absolutely no relationship. She’s not as forgiving as Lex. So as you can see though Logan’s family seems perfect, it really isn’t. Families are complicated, man.

 

6: WHERE IS SCOTTIE’S FATHER?

Still nursing his pride! I don’t think any parent would love being estranged from their children. His pride and insistence that he’s right is what is keeping him apart from them. Will he try to reconcile with them now that Esther has made headway? Probably. But he’s the type who would try to pretend like the past never happened. An apology would never slip from his lips. If you were Scottie or Prince, would you let him back in your life?

 

7: ‘I BELONG TO YOU’ BY JACOB LEE WROTE THIS BOOK

I have no idea how I found this song but I did, and once I did I couldn’t unheard it. It’s a catchy tune, perfect for a wedding day or a roman. Listen to it sometime. You’ll like it.

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Cheers,

Linda.

WHAT I’M READING: For Keeps By Tiffany Patterson

For Keeps (Tiffany Patterson) CoverI’ve never read anything by Tiffany Patterson despite having seen her books around a lot. Finally, curiosity got the better of me and I finally decided to check out one of her books. I have never regretted sleeping on anyone this much. Ms. Patterson can write. Damn, she can write.

For Keeps is the fourth book from her series Townsend Brothers but can be read as a standalone. I personally read the other three first (because I’m just weird) and I loved all the other Townsends. You should check out the other books in the series.

To be honest, Tyler started out as kind of an asshole. I know, I know, not everyone will agree but when I see a dude licking his lips, blocking a woman’s path and openly checking out her butt on the first day they meet when they’re supposed to be teacher and student just rubbed me a little wrong. If it were real life, I would have punched him regardless of how good he looked. That being said, the author redeemed him through the rest of the book.

Tyler seemed like a laid back dude but that’s just a façade. He is sexy, dangerous and has a one-track mind when he’s going after something he wants – and this time he wants Destiny. Destiny has been burned before and isn’t really interested in something new especially with a sports star. You see where this is going, right?

Long story short; this is a rollercoaster that you want to get on.

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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.

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Cheers,

Linda.

Temptation: 7 Things You Didn’t Know

Temptation Website CoverTemptation is one of those books that you either love or hate. Mostly because both characters are flawed and make mistakes that could make anyone raise their eyebrows. Red is so firm in his conviction that marriage isn’t for him that at first he comes off as kind of an asshole. Meanwhile, Trinity can come off as quite having trust-issues that are taller than a mountain. If you read the book, then I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t read the book… WHY? Why, why, why? Seriously… WHY? Grab your copy first before you read this post because there will be spoilers.

Okay, now onto the tea.

1: RED’S MOTHER IS DEFINITELY A RACIST

Choi Hye-jinYou must’ve gotten a hint of it when you were reading her parts, right? The lady doesn’t like people who don’t look like her, which is everyone who isn’t Asian. Trinity got only a small taste of it but if I do write a follow-up book, Hye-jin’s distasteful attitude will be more obvious. Usually, I don’t really focus on racism in my stories. I prefer my characters to be tolerant of differences between them and others. However, everyone knows that the world isn’t perfect like that. Hye-jin might end up being my first venture into that world.

2: JOSEPH’S ACCIDENT

Joseph BarclaysEveryone’s wondering what actually happened to Trinity’s father because I didn’t really explain it much when I was writing the story. Well, before his accident Joseph was a mechanic. His dream was to own his own shop but even without it he was a pretty good father, husband and provider. When Trinity was thirteen, he got involved in a car accident that messed with his spine and vocal cord causing him to lose the ability to use his limbs and his voice. In the story, he is going through rehab. But I’ll be honest, after 15 years of being like that I don’t think much is going to change in his condition. The Barclays are pretty lucky that he is still around.

3: MY INTEREST IN ASIAN CULTURE INFLUENCED THE STORY

Now you all know that I’m currently addicted to Asian TV. I’m out here bingeing hard on Korean romantic comedies, Chinese wuxia series and Japanese medical dramas. It’s kind of surprising that I’ve only written one book with an Asian lead (The Love Contract) and even then the female lead was an Asian. I think it was time for me to try an Asian Man with a black woman romance. Expect more in the future.

4: THE CHARACTER’S CHOICES ARE NOT A REFLECTION OF MY OWN

Jared 'Red' KangAs you’ve read the book, I think you’ll realize that both Red and Trinity are pro-choice. Now, my blood is liberal red. I’m open-minded about a lot of things, but I haven’t yet decided what my position on abortion and stuff like that. The reason is because I can identify with both sides of the conversation. Maybe it’s because I’ve never really been in a situation where I had to decide between my future or an unborn child.

Trinity BarclaysRight now I’m old enough and financially secure enough that even if I had an unintended pregnancy, abortion wouldn’t be on my list of things to do. I can afford to be pro-life. But I don’t know everyone else’s situation or background so I think it’s only fair for me to sit out of the conversation and not have an opinion. Either way, when you see my characters being pro-choice don’t assume that that’s my stand. It’s theirs and they have their reasons that go beyond just politics. Next time I might have a pro-life Lead who knows.

5: RED & TRINITY’S STORY IS NOT OVER

Red and Trinity’s journey is just beginning. Trinity is getting into a family that is extremely different from hers, not just because of how they look but how they think too. It would be interesting to explore these differences and follow her journey as she tries to adapt. That would of course include conflicts in hers and Red’s relationship because he has to be loyal to both her and his family. If I write a follow-up book for them, there’s a good chance that it will be based in Korea… ya know, throw Trinity into the furnace and see whether she burns. The future of that story is in your hands. Let me know in your review whether you’d be interested in a Part 2 and I’ll see what I can do.

6: DESTINY’S RECOVERY JOURNEY MAKES A GREAT STORY

Destiny BarclaysDestiny is another character who had me fascinated. She’s a smart girl who got roped in by addiction and is trying to crawl out of it. It would be interesting to see how this works out in the long run and whether she can sustain a relationship all while trying to stay clean. I haven’t decided whether I’ll give her a story but if you guys really, really insist I might think about it.

7: JASPER SAWYER’S ‘PRETTY, PRETTY’ WROTE THIS BOOK

Jasper Sawyer is pretty unknown in the singing world but I’m not sure why. The guy has a great voice and great lyrics. Why are you all sleeping on him? I found him by chance. I was watching someone’s apartment tour and they had ‘Pretty, Pretty’ playing in the background. Immediately I was hooked and I went to look for the song. It’s a pretty song and it talks about loving each other even after time when looks fade. You should check it out.

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Cheers,

Linda.

She’s Definitely NOT His Type

And she drives him insane. Every time they cross each other’s path they fight like cats and dogs, so why can’t Michael stop thinking about Gigi? Why does she own his fantasies? She has him crossing lines he never thought he was even capable of crossing.

Passion is now available for your reading pleasure.

Passion Website Cover

Some people call Michael Klein responsible and upright. Others say he’s just uptight.

He’s been a single father for so long that the words ‘love’ and ‘fun’ have disappeared from his vocabulary. That is until Gigi Champion crashes into his life! Gigi’s the pesky neighbor he never wanted. Sure, she’s gorgeous, vivacious and has the prettiest eyes he’s ever seen. But it seems like her mission in life is to make a hot mess of his neat, responsible, o-so-serious world.

She’s definitely not his type.

The problem is Michael can’t get her out of his mind. All he wants to do is haul her over his knee and see that pretty mouth of hers open with a pant, a gasp, and a long moan. But he can’t do that. Or can he?

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Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VG76RHH

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