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Thank goodness for e-readers,” a friend said to me the other day.“Because they’ve revolutionized the publishing industry? Or because they’ve made it easier to carry and dip into a book anytime, anywhere?” I replied.“Neither,” was her response. “Because now I can read steamy fiction without anyone on my commuter train knowing about it and judging me.” Judging. Hmm.

Yesterday morning I thought I'd do something nice for my book…so I sent out my press release to almost a dozen newspapers around my area, hoping someone will pick up my story and run with it. I know this sounds a little intimidating to novice writers (and perhaps a few not-so-novice ones as well.) Press releases sound like terribly official and extremely elevated forms of publicity.

“I’ll be honest. I don’t read romances with black couples on the cover.”When a friend of mine shared this with me, I stared at her in stunned silence for a moment before I could reply. I appreciated her honesty, but as a black woman who writes multicultural romance, I felt the sting of her statement on a personal level.Grappling for words…any words…I cleared my throat. “You don’t?

It’s that time of the year where everyone has made their New Year’s Resolutions. You head to the gym, start a diet, quit smoking—determined to live a healthier lifestyle. You tell yourself, this will be the year. I know I have done my fair share of New Year’s Resolutions, and I know I’ve failed more resolutions than I want to admit in this article.

Standing 6’6”—with muscles that make him seem larger than life—Michael Foster is an imposing character...until he starts to talk. Suddenly all that brawn is forgotten, as a smile lights up his face and his signature deep rumbling laugh escapes.