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2012 Romantic Times Best Book Awards (Updated!!)


My newest romance, RED HOT, has been nominated for a Romantic Times’ Best Book Award in the category of Best Multicultural Romance.  This is my third nomination and I am very honoured, especially with the large number of African-American romance released in 2012 alone.  Very happy. Very proud. Feeling very blessed.

Also: I am just honored to be nominated. 😉

Congratulations to the other nominees in the Best Multicultural Romance category:

  • Deception by Naomi Chase
  • Courting Justice by Brenda Jackson
  • Pretty Boy Problems by Michele Grant
  • Forever by Rochelle Alers

Also, big congrats to the nominees of the Best Multicultural Fiction category.  MISTRESS, INC. did not get the nod, but I am very happy for those who did:

  • Forever Soul Ties by Vanessa Davis Griggs
  • A Wish and a Prayer by Beverly Jenkins
  • The Reverend’s Wife by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • The Secret She Kept by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  • Another Man Will by Daaimah S. Poole
  • Almost Doesn’t Count by Angela Winter

For more of the many categories/genre nominees, please visit the RT site.


UPDATE: I won, y’all. My second RT win. I’ve known since February and I’m happy to finally announce the good news.  This is huge. I’m happy. Not AT ALL ashamed for chinning and grinning all over again. –N.

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2013 Releases! (Updated)

Hi All,

This year is drawing to an end and I want to thank you all for supporting the books released to date.  My mind is moving forward with 2013 and there is a lot to report. I just hope that everyone sees something (or numerous things) that peak their interest.

For a complete list of all my books please check out my detailed BOOK LIST.

As always, thanks for supporting my dreams.



UPCOMING RELEASES: (New books in bold)

11/19/2012 – Red Hot (Audiobook edition) – The 5th ed. of the Strong Family series

1/2013 – Real Wifeys: Hustle Hard by Meesha Mink – The finale of the blazing trilogy

1/2013 – Real Wifeys: Hustle Hard (BlackExpressions Main Selection)

3/2013 – Reckless (Mass Market edition) – A cheaper version of the sexy anthology

6/2013 – Never Keeping Secrets by Niobia Bryant – Dramatic sequel to Show & Tell

6/2013 – Never Keeping Secrets (BlackExpressions Featured Selection)

9/2013 – Mistress No More (Mass Market edition) – The 2nd book of the Mistress series!

9/2013 – Never Keeping Secrets (Audiobook version) – The mainstream drama in audio!

12/2013 – Strong Heat by Niobia Bryant – The 6th edition of the Strong Family series

12/2013 – Never Keeping Secrets (Thorndike Large Print edition)

12/2013 – Strong Heat (Audiobook edition)

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ARTICLE: “Working Class Heroes in Romance”

My new romance, RED HOT, is included in this great article on the allure of a working class hero in romance books.  Quinton “Quint” Wells, the sexy hero of RED HOT, is the manager of an apartment building and this blue-collar worker definitely knows how to serve up red-hot love! I’m honored to have my book included along with some other great romance reads.

Here’s a snippet:

We all want a man with slow hands, but what about one whose hands are handy? Romance novels are flooded with tales of the rich and powerful, but this Labor Day we’re honoring the working class heroes who set our hearts aflutter. They work for a living, value an honest day’s labor and don’t mind getting down and dirty. Now this is the kind of man we’d be proud to bring home to mom!

Please read (and share) the entire article: Working Class Heroes in Romance