#TeaserTuesday – DUTCH, The Keeper Series Book One

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DUTCH

The Keeper Series Book One

raunch with a touch of magic

COMING SOON

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#WednesdayFreeWrite – THE LIE I BELIEVED

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THE LIE I BELIEVED

The lie I believed was fed to me by my mother and her sisters and their mother and my alma mater – all of these fierce, brilliant women who claimed I could have it all. As a child I distinctly remember my mother telling me not to listen to those fools who said I must get married, to ignore the idiots who claimed the only way to be a real woman was to have a child, and that it was okay if I wanted a kid without a man, I didn’t have to be married to have the kid. Because you know what – I could do anything, could have it all, could be whatever I wanted to be – nothing mattered. I took that shield of mighty female empowerment and my little Southern ass and stomped up to Barnard, ready to light the world on fire, rage with my woman power, be the mighty girl I was meant to be. And holy shit, Barnard fueled that fire. Don’t call yourself a girl, you’re a woman. And you can do anything. Look at all those women around you, these basasses with tits and pussies, you all fucking rock. You are wondrous and mighty and men will tremble when your name is called. You are stellar examples of womanhood and all it can be. You are Barnard women – now go forth and do you. Ha! Fucking liars. Here’s what I know – yes, I am a badass bitch, do not fuck with me, I will cut you and it will bleed. I am also soft and cuddly and I like to laugh, I love my man, and yes, I even have a kid. I have a job that pays the bills and another that fuels my passion and makes me feel whole, but couldn’t cover any of my bills…yet. And sadly, I cannot have it all. At least not at the same time. It comes in stages, spurts, fits and starts and I just need to be aware and alive and on my shit to catch it and enjoy it because once it’s passed, that chance to do that one aspect of the many that make up “having it all”, it might take a really, really long ass time to come back around.


My #WednesdayFreeWrite series is based on what I write during the 10 minutes allotted for my writing group’s Wednesday Prompt. So for this prompt, I didn’t have time to explain that my mom and aunts and grandmother are total badasses or that I love my college and the woman it helped create or that in the long run, although it’s hard as hell, I’m happy I believed the lie because that belief fuels the woman I am today. So now you know. Cheers motherfuckers.

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Kill The Monsters

I managed to get my grubby hands on a copy of Kayti Nika Raet’s MONSTER a little early and let me tell you, it is ALL kinds of amazing. Like you’re going to curl up with it and never move until you read the last word, it’s that good. So get ready because as soon as it drops, you’re going to want a copy. #thankmelater

Write Bitches

*happy dance*

If you’re follower of my main blog, you may have already seen my super excited extra special announcement. If you’re not… well then you should be. But in any case, I’m happy to tell you guys that I’m finally finished with Monster, the fourth book in The Outsider Chronicles. It’s set to be released on July 18th and I’m so, so, SO EXCITED.

It’s going to be awesome.

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In a world full of flesh eating creatures,

sometimes humans are the more terrifying monsters.

It’s been three months since revolution swept through the city of Cherai and ousted Councilwoman King. Banished,  the city now has a chance to recover from decades of injustice and oppression. With the help of Ben, Songhay, and the Gemini Gang, Niko works towards building a more egalitarian society.

But someone is murdering Slither hunters.

And coupled with the councilwoman’s reappearance, all of Niko’s…

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Miss Jackson If You’re Nasty

Oh man, did you listen to “No Sleep”?

It’s so Janet and so 90s and so freaking good. Girlfriend can slow jam it with the best of them when she wants and “No Sleep” is another one of those bangers that gets your hips moving just so, nice and slow, all up in your partner’s space, working it.

It’s sex for the ears – so good and so nasty – and you know my dancing ass has it on a slow repeat rotation.

#ThankMeLater

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#TeaserTuesday – DUTCH, The Keeper Series Book One

Dutch Mathews is a lethal killer for The Gate.
Juma Landry has nine lives.
He is tasked with ending each and every one of them.
She isn’t going to make that easy.


DUTCH
The Keeper Series Book One
coming soon

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In honor of #Teaser Tuesday, here’s a snippet from my upcoming urban fantasy, DUTCH, book one in The Keeper Series. If you love your raunch with a twist of romance, then make sure to add DUTCH to your Goodreads “to read” shelf by clicking HERE

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“I know you’re not leaving without telling me what’s in that envelope.”

I paused and closed my eyes, pressing my hands to my lids and releasing a long, slow hiss.

“You should just let me go,” I turned back to her and leaned against the door.

“But that’s no fun,” she came from behind the bar, drying her hands on her jeans.

“Nothing about me is fun.”

“Oh, I doubt that, drunk boy,” she stated without a smile, a certainty in her tone as if she knew me.

“Don’t,” I warned as she neared.

“Don’t what,” she stopped about a foot away, leaving enough space between us for me to almost breathe easy.

“Engage me.”

She laughed, low and sexy and deep.

“Who said anything about engaging you? I just want to fuck you.”

Don’t forget

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The Craziest Thing Happened Today

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For all of you Jacks and Kellys and Chads and Michelles, things like this happen everyday. You see your name everywhere – in newspapers, on buses, in magazines, on television.

But for me,
a brown girl named Madhuri
with parents from the other side of the globe
and uncles and aunts and grandparents living anywhere but the US
this NEVER happens.

On my way home tonight I was reading Thelonious Legend’s SINS OF THE FATHER and lo and behold, one of the characters is named Madhuri.

Wh-wh-what??

First I froze, then I re-read the passage to make sure I wasn’t imagining things, then I got all stupid and silly and started tweeting mad foolishness about seeing my name for the first. time. ever. in a non-Indian, US author’s book.

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I get a bit ridiculous when I get excited and seeing my name like that had me ALL kinds of thrilled. It made up for all those times the store didn’t sell a Madhuri cup or a Madhuri bookmark or a Madhuri keychain and on some microcosmic level that I’m not even going to begin analyzing in this post, I felt like I counted, like I was there and someone noticed. It might sound silly, but try living your entire life, never once seeing your name somewhere in a book…

like i said, I’m not even going to really go there in this post. Mostly because it’s 1:08 in the morning and I’m tired and after the epic sadness of the Charleston terror attack – because come on people, that was a fucking terrorist attack, I don’t care how you try and spin it – I just can’t right now.

What I will say is that after a day like today, full of tragedy and grim realities, reading this passage was my little ray of light.

Thanks for that, Thelonious, I needed it.

(Doesn’t mean you’re off the hook – you still better learn to say my name!)