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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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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


RED HOT Contest

The winner of the RED HOT CONTEST is Matysha Lewis.  Congratulations, Matysha!!!!

For those of you that have been enjoying the Strong Family series from the start, you are very familiar with Kaitlyn “Kat” Strong and her spoiled ways.  She really enjoys shopping and pampering herself… on her family members’ dime. Ha!

Well, there’s a lot in store for Kaitlyn Strong in RED HOT but I have some sweet pampering in store for a lucky reader.  In preparation of the September 4th release of RED HOT, I am running a contest where the winner picks one of two prizes:

Continue reading “RED HOT Contest”

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RT Book Reviews’ TOP PICK

RT Book Reviews gave RED HOT a 4.5 star review and their selection as a TOP PICK in contemporary romance for the month of September. Love it!! –N.

Here’s the review:

“This is the strongest — pun intended — entry in the Strong Family series. Centering on the youngest member, and only sister, Bryant uses humor and snappy dialogue to create a well-rounded character in Kaitlyn Strong. Pairing Kaitlyn with a no-nonsense hero, Bryant makes this a story to savor. The fun is in the patter between these two spirited leads. I had a smile on my face throughout the entire book.”