Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BACK IN BUSINESS AGAIN!!


This blog announces new book releases, gives sneak peeks at upcoming novels and provides tidbits about the storylines and characters in my novels.

It's been a while since I updated this blog.  I've been busy writing my next two novels.  Yes, two novels and I've finished them both!  Now there's editing, editing and more editing to be done.  The titles of the novels are Someone Like Me and Shadows of Love.  

The plan is to release Someone Like Me in 2014.  Shadows of Love will be released in 2015.  I'm crossing my fingers that will happen.

Someone Like Me is a rags to riches love story set in Stillwaters, a fictional town first introduced in my romance suspense novel by the same name.  I'll write more about Melanie Taylor and Scott Stillwaters, the characters in Someone Like Me, in a future blog.

In Shadows of Love I bring back my characters Nedra and Sinclair Reasoner, the protagonists in several of my Sin Series novels.  In Shadows of Love, the female minister and her sexy, bad boy husband will come face to face with the mysterious Mr. Hardman, who made a memorable appearance in the storyline in my last romantic suspense release Strangers.  Writing about that encounter proved to an emotional roller coaster ride and it challenged me as a writer to question a moral dilemma regarding how I would present Mr. Hardman to readers.  It proved to be a very interesting experience.

If readers would like to be introduced to Nedra, Sin and  Mr. Hardman , let me suggest that you purchase Sin and Strangers.  Of course Secrets is also available for purchase.  Read Sin, Secrets and Strangers together and be ready for a few surprises.  The synopsis for these novels are on past blog posts.


Readers can purchase the books in the Sin Series (Sin, Sweet Sacrifice. Secrets and Strangers ) in multiple Ebook formats on Smashwords.com. CLICK ON the BOOK COVERS  on this blog and read a free sample of each of these books.

Sin, Sweet Sacrifice, Secrets and Strangers are also available on Amazon.com in Ebook format and in paperback.



Tuesday, March 4, 2014

SIN IS FREE THIS WEEK!

This blog announces new book releases, gives sneak previews of upcoming novels and answers questions about the storylines and characters in my novels.

Two novels of mine were released in 2013. A new novel Strangers was released in eBook format and it can be purchased as a paperback on Amazon.com.  My novel, SIN was also released in eBook format in mid 2013.  SIN was my first published novel and it introduced the characters, Nedra Davis and Sinclair Reasoner, a most unlikely couple who proved to be soulmates. The novel was also the first one in my Sin Series of romance suspense novels.  Readers can find SIN ($2.99) available in multiple Ebook formats on Smashbooks.com @ http://smashwords.com/b/337141 or on Amazon.com.  CLICK on the brand new SIN book cover below and it will carry you to a purchase site.


I'm working on several new novels one of which will be released in 2014, if not both.  Someone Like Me, is a rags to riches love story set in Stillwaters, the ficitional town first introduced in my novel by the same name. The other novel I'm working on is a sequel to the romantic suspense novel, Strangers.  I think I've got a title that I'll reveal later, but rest assured that it starts with the letter S.  Readers have been emailing asking for some resolution to the storyline in Strangers that features the mysterious Mr. Hardman and I've heard their pleas.  I'll put updates on this blog as work on these novels progresses.  


Meanwhile  

SIN is available in Ebook format FREE on SMASHWORDS.COM
from MARCH 2-8th ONLY!
@ http://smashwords.com/b/337141
HERE’S THE SYNOPSIS FOR SIN

Reverend Nedra Davis is the dynamic leader of one of the most progressive churches in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Renowned for her innovative fight against drugs in her community, Nedra is the soul of propriety, avoiding scandal at all cost.  She is a woman always in control—until Sin comes into her life.

Sinclair Reasoner looks as though he stepped off of a magazine cover.  Strikingly handsome, can Sin be the answer to a minister’s prayer?  When he and Nedra first meet, they resist the attraction, but the fire between them ignites.  They have each found their soul mate, but a disturbing secret threatens their utopia.  Unknown to Nedra, Sinclair Reasoner is involved in the drug trade. 

ALSO read the information about my other SIN SERIES NOVELS.
STRANGERS
When celebrity attorney, DANA MANSFIELD first encounters security specialist, JAMES STARR, she is openly hostile.  She can’t help but wonder if this stranger holds the key to the disappearance of two children whose lives she is trying desperately to save.
Shocked by her hostility, James is no less wary of Dana, especially when he discovers her connection to his sworn enemy, Sinclair Reasoner—a man whom he has sworn to kill on sight.

As events threaten to spiral out of control, the attraction between Dana and James grows, but lurking in the shadows is another stranger.  He is a man who holds the answers to secrets that are too explosive to reveal.  Yet, his sinister presence is destined to lead to love, redemption and revenge.

STRANGERS ($2.99) is available for purchase in multiple ebook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/books/view/304807
Click on the STRANGERS book cover or the link above and read a free sample of the novel

STRANGERS is also available for purchase in ebook format ($2.99) and in paperback ($8.99) on Amazon.com.  

Of course SECRETS remains available for purchase. Read Secrets and Strangers together and be ready for a few surprises! 


SECRETS
After a devastating loss, Nedra Davis-Reasoner knows that she can depend on the love and support of her husband, Sinclair.  Unfortunately, he falls short.  Obsessed with uncovering the mystery behind a secret that he has uncovered, he ignores his wife’s needs.  For comfort Nedra turns to renowned spiritual guru, Adam Casey, a man with deep, dark secrets of his own as well as an agenda.  He plans to make Nedra his and he won’t let the fact that she has a husband stand in his way, even if it means that he must eliminate Sinclair—permanently.

As the relationship between Nedra and Adam heats up and the tension between Sinclair and his wife escalates, secrets are revealed that can heal and that can kill.  The key to the survival for each of them is recognizing the difference.

Secrets  is available  for purchase in multiple eBook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/b/209925 . It's also available on Amazon.com in eBook format ($1.99) and as a paperback.($8.99). 
.  

Readers can purchase SWEET SACRIFICE on Smashwords as an ebook at the reduced price of .99 cents! 

Clink on this link, http://smashwords.com/books/view/146760
or go to the Sweet Sacrifice book cover to your right at the bottom of the page.
Paperback copies of Sweet Sacrifice are available for purchase on my website at www.crystalrhodes.com. Read the blurbs and tidbits about this and my other books below.

SWEET SACRIFICE

Bold and brassy, Sash Adams is an unemployed recent law school graduate struggling to raise her young brother, Sweet, alone.  To her shock and surprise her brother is abducted and the kidnappers demand the ransom for him from a complete stranger, media mogul, Brandon Plaine. The two polar opposite personalities are forced to form a dangerous alliance in order to assure her brother's safe return.

Tidbit:  In Sweet Sacrifice, Brandon Plaine is introduced as Sinclair Reasoner’s best friend.

Tidbit :  Brandon and Sash appear in most of the Sin Series storylines, and make an appearance in Small Sensations.  Brandon and Sash play an important part in my upcoming book release, Secrets

STILLWATERS SERIES
Next year look for the first novel in the new Stillwater Series to make its debut.  If you’ve read my novel by the same name you’ll be familiar with Nedra Davis’ fabulous extended family. There are quite a few members of the Stillwaters clan and each one of them has a story.

Meanwhile, for those who would like to familiarize or reacquaint themselves with the books in the Sin Series continue reading and find out which characters were introduced in which books, as well as other tidbits:

SIN

Tidbit #1: The novel, Sin , introduces  readers to Nedra’s best friends, Carla and Sharon, as well as two young boys, Colin and Trevor Johnson, who become pivotal in the lives of Nedra and Sinclair.  Each of these characters appears in other books in the Sin Series.

Tidbit #2:  I wrote the storyline for Sin as the result of my observation that over the years the national scandals that have revolved around ministers, have all involved male ministers, and not female ministers.   I figured that was because women who lead religious flocks are held to a higher standard by their congregations, and especially by the women. We’re can often be harder on members of our own gender. I have also observed that what a man can get away with—even though he might claim to be a man of God—would never be tolerated if a woman committed the same offense, especially if she was a  very attractive woman.   That started the ball rolling in developing what turned out to be Sin.  Maybe I can suggest that book clubs that read Sin might want to use some of my observations for discussion.
SINFUL INTENTIONS
Four years have passed and Nedra Davis and Sinclair Reasonerare happily married and the parents of three adopted children.  However, the sudden appearance of a sinister stranger threatens to derail their idyllic lives.
Tidbit #1: All of the Reasoner’s friends and family make an appearance in this novel, including Nedra’s dynamic mother, Marva Davis.
Tidbit #2:  This was the easiest book that I’ve ever written.  I used no notes or outline; literally every word just came to me as I sat at the computer. I knew the characters so well that I knew exactly what to write.


SINGING A SONG…
Singing sensation, Darnell Cameron, is Nedra’s cousin, as well as her neighbor, and when she meets a playboy actor, and fellow superstar, Thad Stewart, they prove to be two American idols who openly despise each other. They’re like oil and water.  This is a love match that definitely wasn’t made in heaven.
Tidbit #1: This story introduces a man of mystery named Moody Waters, who will prove to be full of surprises.
Tidbit #2:  The book title is from a song titled Singing a Song for You.  It was sung by The Temptations on an album by the title A Song for You.


SMALL SENSATIONS
Davia Maxwell is a thirty-four year old grandmother and street smart survivor who has clawed her way out of one of Chicago's toughest ghettoes.  Justin Miles is a member of one of Atlanta's wealthiest families. Needless to say that their relationship raises a few eye brows, especially those of Justin’s mother, the grand dame of the city’s black society.
Tidbit #1:  Brandon and Sash from Sweet Sacrifice make an appearance in this story, but its connection to the other books in the series is minimal.
Tidbit #2:  I wrote this book because of the growing number of very young grandmothers I’ve  encountered.  I think that most people would agree that grandmothers aren’t what they used to be. In addition, I am fascinated by societal class differences and this book touches on that subject. I’ll examine the subject closer in future novels.


STILL WATERS…
Bev Cameron is the smart, sexy and sophisticated mother of singing superstar Darnell Cameron. Hollywood agent Ray Wilson is a mover and a shaker in Tinsel town.  He is also the best friend of Darnell Cameron’s husband, actor, Thad Stewart. Ray has always been infatuated with Bev, but he is ten years younger and she has openly declared her distaste for him.
Tidbit #1: In this storyline Ray uncovers some very crucial information about someone very important in the lives of two important characters in the Sin series.
Tidbit #2:  I hate this book cover. I had no clue what it looked like until I saw it on Amazon.com. Can you believe that this book is about a woman in her 50s and her younger lover?  I just saw these two models on one of romance writer Frances Ray’s book covers! By the way, this book title is taken from the saying “Still waters run deep”, which definitely describes the members of this family.
Tidbit #3:  I’ll be launching a Stillwaters family book series in the future, but more about that later.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

NEW YEAR, NEW STORIES

This blog announces new book releases, gives sneak previews of upcoming novels and answers questions about the storylines and characters in my novels.

Two novels of mine were released in 2013. A new novel Strangers was released in eBook format and it can be purchased as a paperback on Amazon.com.  My novel, SIN was also released in eBook format in mid 2013.  SIN was my first published novel and it introduced the characters, Nedra Davis and Sinclair Reasoner, a most unlikely couple who proved to be soulmates. The novel was also the first one in my Sin Series of romance suspense novels.  Readers can find SIN ($2.99) available in multiple Ebook formats on Smashbooks.com @ http://smashwords.com/b/337141 or on Amazon.com.  CLICK on the brand new SIN book cover below and it will carry you to a purchase site.


I'm working on several new novels one of which will be released in 2014, if not both.  Someone Like Me, is a rags to riches love story set in Stillwaters, the ficitional town first introduced in my novel by the same name. The other novel I'm working on is a sequel to the romantic suspense novel, Strangers.  It doesn't have a title yet, but rest assure it will start with the letter S.  Readers have been emailing asking for some resolution to the storyline in Strangers that features the mysterious Mr. Hardman and I've heard their pleas.  I'll put updates on this blog as work on these novels progresses.  

Meanwhile  

 
HERE’S THE SYNOPSIS FOR SIN

Reverend Nedra Davis is the dynamic leader of one of the most progressive churches in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Renowned for her innovative fight against drugs in her community, Nedra is the soul of propriety, avoiding scandal at all cost.  She is a woman always in control—until Sin comes into her life.

Sinclair Reasoner looks as though he stepped off of a magazine cover.  Strikingly handsome, can Sin be the answer to a minister’s prayer?  When he and Nedra first meet, they resist the attraction, but the fire between them ignites.  They have each found their soul mate, but a disturbing secret threatens their utopia.  Unknown to Nedra, Sinclair Reasoner is involved in the drug trade. 

ALSO read the information about my other SIN SERIES NOVELS.

STRANGERS

When celebrity attorney, DANA MANSFIELD first encounters security specialist, JAMES STARR, she is openly hostile.  She can’t help but wonder if this stranger holds the key to the disappearance of two children whose lives she is trying desperately to save.
Shocked by her hostility, James is no less wary of Dana, especially when he discovers her connection to his sworn enemy, Sinclair Reasoner—a man whom he has sworn to kill on sight.

As events threaten to spiral out of control, the attraction between Dana and James grows, but lurking in the shadows is another stranger.  He is a man who holds the answers to secrets that are too explosive to reveal.  Yet, his sinister presence is destined to lead to love, redemption and revenge.

STRANGERS ($2.99) is available for purchase in multiple ebook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/books/view/304807
Click on the STRANGERS book cover or the link above and read a free sample of the novel

STRANGERS is also available for purchase in ebook format ($2.99) and in paperback ($8.99) on Amazon.com.  

Of course SECRETS remains available for purchase. Read Secrets and Strangers together and be ready for a few surprises! 


SECRETS

After a devastating loss, Nedra Davis-Reasoner knows that she can depend on the love and support of her husband, Sinclair.  Unfortunately, he falls short.  Obsessed with uncovering the mystery behind a secret that he has uncovered, he ignores his wife’s needs.  For comfort Nedra turns to renowned spiritual guru, Adam Casey, a man with deep, dark secrets of his own as well as an agenda.  He plans to make Nedra his and he won’t let the fact that she has a husband stand in his way, even if it means that he must eliminate Sinclair—permanently.

As the relationship between Nedra and Adam heats up and the tension between Sinclair and his wife escalates, secrets are revealed that can heal and that can kill.  The key to the survival for each of them is recognizing the difference.

Secrets  is available  for purchase in multiple eBook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/b/209925 . It's also available on Amazon.com in eBook format ($1.99) and as a paperback.($8.99). 
.  

Readers can purchase SWEET SACRIFICE on Smashwords as an ebook at the reduced price of .99 cents! 

Clink on this link, http://smashwords.com/books/view/146760
or go to the Sweet Sacrifice book cover to your right at the bottom of the page.
Paperback copies of Sweet Sacrifice are available for purchase on my website at www.crystalrhodes.com. Read the blurbs and tidbits about this and my other books below.


SWEET SACRIFICE

Bold and brassy, Sash Adams is an unemployed recent law school graduate struggling to raise her young brother, Sweet, alone.  To her shock and surprise her brother is abducted and the kidnappers demand the ransom for him from a complete stranger, media mogul, Brandon Plaine. The two polar opposite personalities are forced to form a dangerous alliance in order to assure her brother's safe return.

Tidbit:  In Sweet Sacrifice, Brandon Plaine is introduced as Sinclair Reasoner’s best friend.

Tidbit :  Brandon and Sash appear in most of the Sin Series storylines, and make an appearance in Small Sensations.  Brandon and Sash play an important part in my upcoming book release, Secrets

STILLWATERS SERIES

Next year look for the first novel in the new Stillwater Series to make its debut.  If you’ve read my novel by the same name you’ll be familiar with Nedra Davis’ fabulous extended family. There are quite a few members of the Stillwaters clan and each one of them has a story.

Meanwhile, for those who would like to familiarize or reacquaint themselves with the books in the Sin Series continue reading and find out which characters were introduced in which books, as well as other tidbits:


SIN

Tidbit #1: The novel, Sin , introduces  readers to Nedra’s best friends, Carla and Sharon, as well as two young boys, Colin and Trevor Johnson, who become pivotal in the lives of Nedra and Sinclair.  Each of these characters appears in other books in the Sin Series.

Tidbit #2:  I wrote the storyline for Sin as the result of my observation that over the years the national scandals that have revolved around ministers, have all involved male ministers, and not female ministers.   I figured that was because women who lead religious flocks are held to a higher standard by their congregations, and especially by the women. We’re can often be harder on members of our own gender. I have also observed that what a man can get away with—even though he might claim to be a man of God—would never be tolerated if a woman committed the same offense, especially if she was a  very attractive woman.   That started the ball rolling in developing what turned out to be Sin.  Maybe I can suggest that book clubs that read Sin might want to use some of my observations for discussion.

SINFUL INTENTIONS

Four years have passed and Nedra Davis and Sinclair Reasonerare happily married and the parents of three adopted children.  However, the sudden appearance of a sinister stranger threatens to derail their idyllic lives.
Tidbit #1: All of the Reasoner’s friends and family make an appearance in this novel, including Nedra’s dynamic mother, Marva Davis.
Tidbit #2:  This was the easiest book that I’ve ever written.  I used no notes or outline; literally every word just came to me as I sat at the computer. I knew the characters so well that I knew exactly what to write.


SINGING A SONG…

Singing sensation, Darnell Cameron, is Nedra’s cousin, as well as her neighbor, and when she meets a playboy actor, and fellow superstar, Thad Stewart, they prove to be two American idols who openly despise each other. They’re like oil and water.  This is a love match that definitely wasn’t made in heaven.
Tidbit #1: This story introduces a man of mystery named Moody Waters, who will prove to be full of surprises.
Tidbit #2:  The book title is from a song titled Singing a Song for You.  It was sung by The Temptations on an album by the title A Song for You.


SMALL SENSATIONS

Davia Maxwell is a thirty-four year old grandmother and street smart survivor who has clawed her way out of one of Chicago's toughest ghettoes.  Justin Miles is a member of one of Atlanta's wealthiest families. Needless to say that their relationship raises a few eye brows, especially those of Justin’s mother, the grand dame of the city’s black society.
Tidbit #1:  Brandon and Sash from Sweet Sacrifice make an appearance in this story, but its connection to the other books in the series is minimal.
Tidbit #2:  I wrote this book because of the growing number of very young grandmothers I’ve  encountered.  I think that most people would agree that grandmothers aren’t what they used to be. In addition, I am fascinated by societal class differences and this book touches on that subject. I’ll examine the subject closer in future novels.


STILL WATERS…

Bev Cameron is the smart, sexy and sophisticated mother of singing superstar Darnell Cameron. Hollywood agent Ray Wilson is a mover and a shaker in Tinsel town.  He is also the best friend of Darnell Cameron’s husband, actor, Thad Stewart. Ray has always been infatuated with Bev, but he is ten years younger and she has openly declared her distaste for him.
Tidbit #1: In this storyline Ray uncovers some very crucial information about someone very important in the lives of two important characters in the Sin series.
Tidbit #2:  I hate this book cover. I had no clue what it looked like until I saw it on Amazon.com. Can you believe that this book is about a woman in her 50s and her younger lover?  I just saw these two models on one of romance writer Frances Ray’s book covers! By the way, this book title is taken from the saying “Still waters run deep”, which definitely describes the members of this family.
Tidbit #3:  I’ll be launching a Stillwaters family book series in the future, but more about that later.




Thursday, October 24, 2013

This blog announces new book releases.  It gives sneak previews of upcoming novels, holds contests, gives books away and answers questions about the storylines and characters in my novels.

It’s been a couple of months now and the release of SIN in Ebook format has been doing well.  SIN was my first novel to feature the characters, Nedra Davis and Sinclair Reasoner.  Readers can find SIN ($2.99) available in multiple Ebook formats on Smashbooks.com @ http://smashwords.com/b/337141 or on Amazon.com.  CLICK on the brand new SIN book cover below and it will carry you to a purchase site.


HERE’S THE SYNOPSIS FOR SIN

Reverend Nedra Davis is the dynamic leader of one of the most progressive churches in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Renowned for her innovative fight against drugs in her community, Nedra is the soul of propriety, avoiding scandal at all cost.  She is a woman always in control—until Sin comes into her life.

Sinclair Reasoner looks as though he stepped off of a magazine cover.  Strikingly handsome, can Sin be the answer to a minister’s prayer?  When he and Nedra first meet, they resist the attraction, but the fire between them ignites.  They have each found their soul mate, but a disturbing secret threatens their utopia.  Unknown to Nedra, Sinclair Reasoner is involved in the drug trade. 

Meanwhile read the information about my other SIN SERIES NOVELS.

STRANGERS

When celebrity attorney, DANA MANSFIELD first encounters security specialist, JAMES STARR, she is openly hostile.  She can’t help but wonder if this stranger holds the key to the disappearance of two children whose lives she is trying desperately to save.
Shocked by her hostility, James is no less wary of Dana, especially when he discovers her connection to his sworn enemy, Sinclair Reasoner—a man whom he has sworn to kill on sight.

As events threaten to spiral out of control, the attraction between Dana and James grows, but lurking in the shadows is another stranger.  He is a man who holds the answers to secrets that are too explosive to reveal.  Yet, his sinister presence is destined to lead to love, redemption and revenge.

STRANGERS ($2.99) is available for purchase in multiple ebook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/books/view/304807
Click on the STRANGERS book cover or the link above and read a free sample of the novel

STRANGERS is also available for purchase in ebook format ($2.99) and in paperback ($8.99) on Amazon.com.  

Of course SECRETS remains available for purchase. Read Secrets and Strangers together and be ready for a few surprises! 


SECRETS

After a devastating loss, Nedra Davis-Reasoner knows that she can depend on the love and support of her husband, Sinclair.  Unfortunately, he falls short.  Obsessed with uncovering the mystery behind a secret that he has uncovered, he ignores his wife’s needs.  For comfort Nedra turns to renowned spiritual guru, Adam Casey, a man with deep, dark secrets of his own as well as an agenda.  He plans to make Nedra his and he won’t let the fact that she has a husband stand in his way, even if it means that he must eliminate Sinclair—permanently.

As the relationship between Nedra and Adam heats up and the tension between Sinclair and his wife escalates, secrets are revealed that can heal and that can kill.  The key to the survival for each of them is recognizing the difference.

Secrets  is available  for purchase in multiple eBook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/b/209925 . It's also available on Amazon.com in eBook format ($1.99) and as a paperback.($8.99). 
.  

Readers can purchase SWEET SACRIFICE on Smashwords as an ebook at the reduced price of .99 cents! 

Clink on this link, http://smashwords.com/books/view/146760
or go to the Sweet Sacrifice book cover to your right at the bottom of the page.
Paperback copies of Sweet Sacrifice are available for purchase on my website at www.crystalrhodes.com. Read the blurbs and tidbits about this and my other books below.


SWEET SACRIFICE

Bold and brassy, Sash Adams is an unemployed recent law school graduate struggling to raise her young brother, Sweet, alone.  To her shock and surprise her brother is abducted and the kidnappers demand the ransom for him from a complete stranger, media mogul, Brandon Plaine. The two polar opposite personalities are forced to form a dangerous alliance in order to assure her brother's safe return.

Tidbit:  In Sweet Sacrifice, Brandon Plaine is introduced as Sinclair Reasoner’s best friend.

Tidbit :  Brandon and Sash appear in most of the Sin Series storylines, and make an appearance in Small Sensations.  Brandon and Sash play an important part in my upcoming book release, Secrets

STILLWATERS SERIES

Next year look for the first novel in the new Stillwater Series to make its debut.  If you’ve read my novel by the same name you’ll be familiar with Nedra Davis’ fabulous extended family. There are quite a few members of the Stillwaters clan and each one of them has a story.

Meanwhile, for those who would like to familiarize or reacquaint themselves with the books in the Sin Series continue reading and find out which characters were introduced in which books, as well as other tidbits:


SIN

Tidbit #1: The novel, Sin , introduces  readers to Nedra’s best friends, Carla and Sharon, as well as two young boys, Colin and Trevor Johnson, who become pivotal in the lives of Nedra and Sinclair.  Each of these characters appears in other books in the Sin Series.

Tidbit #2:  I wrote the storyline for Sin as the result of my observation that over the years the national scandals that have revolved around ministers, have all involved male ministers, and not female ministers.   I figured that was because women who lead religious flocks are held to a higher standard by their congregations, and especially by the women. We’re can often be harder on members of our own gender. I have also observed that what a man can get away with—even though he might claim to be a man of God—would never be tolerated if a woman committed the same offense, especially if she was a  very attractive woman.   That started the ball rolling in developing what turned out to be Sin.  Maybe I can suggest that book clubs that read Sin might want to use some of my observations for discussion.

SINFUL INTENTIONS

Four years have passed and Nedra Davis and Sinclair Reasonerare happily married and the parents of three adopted children.  However, the sudden appearance of a sinister stranger threatens to derail their idyllic lives.
Tidbit #1: All of the Reasoner’s friends and family make an appearance in this novel, including Nedra’s dynamic mother, Marva Davis.
Tidbit #2:  This was the easiest book that I’ve ever written.  I used no notes or outline; literally every word just came to me as I sat at the computer. I knew the characters so well that I knew exactly what to write.

SINGING A SONG…

Singing sensation, Darnell Cameron, is Nedra’s cousin, as well as her neighbor, and when she meets a playboy actor, and fellow superstar, Thad Stewart, they prove to be two American idols who openly despise each other. They’re like oil and water.  This is a love match that definitely wasn’t made in heaven.
Tidbit #1: This story introduces a man of mystery named Moody Waters, who will prove to be full of surprises.
Tidbit #2:  The book title is from a song titled Singing a Song for You.  It was sung by The Temptations on an album by the title A Song for You.

SMALL SENSATIONS

Davia Maxwell is a thirty-four year old grandmother and street smart survivor who has clawed her way out of one of Chicago's toughest ghettoes.  Justin Miles is a member of one of Atlanta's wealthiest families. Needless to say that their relationship raises a few eye brows, especially those of Justin’s mother, the grand dame of the city’s black society.
Tidbit #1:  Brandon and Sash from Sweet Sacrifice make an appearance in this story, but its connection to the other books in the series is minimal.
Tidbit #2:  I wrote this book because of the growing number of very young grandmothers I’ve  encountered.  I think that most people would agree that grandmothers aren’t what they used to be. In addition, I am fascinated by societal class differences and this book touches on that subject. I’ll examine the subject closer in future novels.


STILL WATERS…

Bev Cameron is the smart, sexy and sophisticated mother of singing superstar Darnell Cameron. Hollywood agent Ray Wilson is a mover and a shaker in Tinsel town.  He is also the best friend of Darnell Cameron’s husband, actor, Thad Stewart. Ray has always been infatuated with Bev, but he is ten years younger and she has openly declared her distaste for him.
Tidbit #1: In this storyline Ray uncovers some very crucial information about someone very important in the lives of two important characters in the Sin series.
Tidbit #2:  I hate this book cover. I had no clue what it looked like until I saw it on Amazon.com. Can you believe that this book is about a woman in her 50s and her younger lover?  I just saw these two models on one of romance writer Frances Ray’s book covers! By the way, this book title is taken from the saying “Still waters run deep”, which definitely describes the members of this family.
Tidbit #3:  I’ll be launching a Stillwaters family book series in the future, but more about that later.


BOOK GIVEAWAYS
Book Clubs have I got a deal for you!  I’m giving away free, autographed paperback copies of my book Sweet Sacrifice which is now available in ebook format.  I’m offering the deal to book clubs only.  If you are interested e-mail me at cvrhodes2042@yahoo.com and I’ll get back to you with the details.  Again, you can read free chapters of Sweet Sacrifice at www. http://smashwords.com/b/146760.  Sweet Sacrifice is also available as an ebook on Amazon.com.

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

SIN IS HERE!

This blog announces new book releases.  It gives sneak previews of upcoming novels, holds contests, gives books away and answers questions about the storylines and characters in my novels.

It’s finally here!  SIN, my first novel to feature the characters, Nedra Davis and Sinclair Reasoner, has been published in Ebook format.  Readers can find SIN ($2.99) available in multiple Ebook formats on Smashbooks.com @ http://smashwords.com/b/337141 or on Amazon.com.  CLICK on the brand new SIN book cover below and it will carry you to a purchase site.

HERE’S THE SYNOPSIS FOR SIN

Reverend Nedra Davis is the dynamic leader of one of the most progressive churches in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Renowned for her innovative fight against drugs in her community, Nedra is the soul of propriety, avoiding scandal at all cost.  She is a woman always in control—until Sin comes into her life.
Sinclair Reasoner looks as though he stepped off of a magazine cover.  Strikingly handsome, can Sin be the answer to a minister’s prayer?  When he and Nedra first meet, they resist the attraction, but the fire between them ignites.  They have each found their soul mate, but a disturbing secret threatens their utopia.  Unknown to Nedra, Sinclair Reasoner is involved in the drug trade. 
Meanwhile read the information about my other SIN SERIES NOVELS.

STRANGERS

When celebrity attorney, DANA MANSFIELD first encounters security specialist, JAMES STARR, she is openly hostile.  She can’t help but wonder if this stranger holds the key to the disappearance of two children whose lives she is trying desperately to save.
Shocked by her hostility, James is no less wary of Dana, especially when he discovers her connection to his sworn enemy, Sinclair Reasoner—a man whom he has sworn to kill on sight.

As events threaten to spiral out of control, the attraction between Dana and James grows, but lurking in the shadows is another stranger.  He is a man who holds the answers to secrets that are too explosive to reveal.  Yet, his sinister presence is destined to lead to love, redemption and revenge.

STRANGERS ($2.99) is available for purchase in multiple ebook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/books/view/304807
Click on the STRANGERS book cover or the link above and read a free sample of the novel

STRANGERS is also available for purchase in ebook format ($2.99) and in paperback ($8.99) on Amazon.com.  

Of course SECRETS remains available for purchase. Read Secrets and Strangers together and be ready for a few surprises! 

SECRETS

After a devastating loss, Nedra Davis-Reasoner knows that she can depend on the love and support of her husband, Sinclair.  Unfortunately, he falls short.  Obsessed with uncovering the mystery behind a secret that he has uncovered, he ignores his wife’s needs.  For comfort Nedra turns to renowned spiritual guru, Adam Casey, a man with deep, dark secrets of his own as well as an agenda.  He plans to make Nedra his and he won’t let the fact that she has a husband stand in his way, even if it means that he must eliminate Sinclair—permanently.

As the relationship between Nedra and Adam heats up and the tension between Sinclair and his wife escalates, secrets are revealed that can heal and that can kill.  The key to the survival for each of them is recognizing the difference.

Secrets  is available  for purchase in multiple eBook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/b/209925 . It's also available on Amazon.com in eBook format ($1.99) and as a paperback.($8.99). 
.  

Readers can purchase SWEET SACRIFICE on Smashwords as an ebook at the reduced price of .99 cents! 

Clink on this link, http://smashwords.com/books/view/146760
or go to the Sweet Sacrifice book cover to your right at the bottom of the page. 
Paperback copies of Sweet Sacrifice are available for purchase on my website at www.crystalrhodes.com. Read the blurbs and tidbits about this and my other books below.

SWEET SACRIFICE

Bold and brassy, Sash Adams is an unemployed recent law school graduate struggling to raise her young brother, Sweet, alone.  To her shock and surprise her brother is abducted and the kidnappers demand the ransom for him from a complete stranger, media mogul, Brandon Plaine. The two polar opposite personalities are forced to form a dangerous alliance in order to assure her brother's safe return.

Tidbit:  In Sweet Sacrifice, Brandon Plaine is introduced as Sinclair Reasoner’s best friend.

Tidbit :  Brandon and Sash appear in most of the Sin Series storylines, and make an appearance in Small Sensations.  Brandon and Sash play an important part in my upcoming book release, Secrets
STILLWATERS SERIES

Next year look for the first novel in the new Stillwater Series to make its debut.  If you’ve read my novel by the same name you’ll be familiar with Nedra Davis’ fabulous extended family. There are quite a few members of the Stillwaters clan and each one of them has a story.

Meanwhile, for those who would like to familiarize or reacquaint themselves with the books in the Sin Series continue reading and find out which characters were introduced in which books, as well as other tidbits:

SIN

Tidbit #1: The novel, Sin , introduces  readers to Nedra’s best friends, Carla and Sharon, as well as two young boys, Colin and Trevor Johnson, who become pivotal in the lives of Nedra and Sinclair.  Each of these characters appears in other books in the Sin Series.

Tidbit #2:  I wrote the storyline for Sin as the result of my observation that over the years the national scandals that have revolved around ministers, have all involved male ministers, and not female ministers.   I figured that was because women who lead religious flocks are held to a higher standard by their congregations, and especially by the women. We’re can often be harder on members of our own gender. I have also observed that what a man can get away with—even though he might claim to be a man of God—would never be tolerated if a woman committed the same offense, especially if she was a  very attractive woman.   That started the ball rolling in developing what turned out to be Sin.  Maybe I can suggest that book clubs that read Sin might want to use some of my observations for discussion.

SINFUL INTENTIONS

Four years have passed and Nedra Davis and Sinclair Reasonerare happily married and the parents of three adopted children.  However, the sudden appearance of a sinister stranger threatens to derail their idyllic lives.
Tidbit #1: All of the Reasoner’s friends and family make an appearance in this novel, including Nedra’s dynamic mother, Marva Davis.
Tidbit #2:  This was the easiest book that I’ve ever written.  I used no notes or outline; literally every word just came to me as I sat at the computer. I knew the characters so well that I knew exactly what to write.
SINGING A SONG…

Singing sensation, Darnell Cameron, is Nedra’s cousin, as well as her neighbor, and when she meets a playboy actor, and fellow superstar, Thad Stewart, they prove to be two American idols who openly despise each other. They’re like oil and water.  This is a love match that definitely wasn’t made in heaven.
Tidbit #1: This story introduces a man of mystery named Moody Waters, who will prove to be full of surprises.
Tidbit #2:  The book title is from a song titled Singing a Song for You.  It was sung by The Temptations on an album by the title A Song for You.
SMALL SENSATIONS

Davia Maxwell is a thirty-four year old grandmother and street smart survivor who has clawed her way out of one of Chicago's toughest ghettoes.  Justin Miles is a member of one of Atlanta's wealthiest families. Needless to say that their relationship raises a few eye brows, especially those of Justin’s mother, the grand dame of the city’s black society.
Tidbit #1:  Brandon and Sash from Sweet Sacrifice make an appearance in this story, but its connection to the other books in the series is minimal.
Tidbit #2:  I wrote this book because of the growing number of very young grandmothers I’ve  encountered.  I think that most people would agree that grandmothers aren’t what they used to be. In addition, I am fascinated by societal class differences and this book touches on that subject. I’ll examine the subject closer in future novels.

STILL WATERS…

Bev Cameron is the smart, sexy and sophisticated mother of singing superstar Darnell Cameron. Hollywood agent Ray Wilson is a mover and a shaker in Tinsel town.  He is also the best friend of Darnell Cameron’s husband, actor, Thad Stewart. Ray has always been infatuated with Bev, but he is ten years younger and she has openly declared her distaste for him.
Tidbit #1: In this storyline Ray uncovers some very crucial information about someone very important in the lives of two important characters in the Sin series.
Tidbit #2:  I hate this book cover. I had no clue what it looked like until I saw it on Amazon.com. Can you believe that this book is about a woman in her 50s and her younger lover?  I just saw these two models on one of romance writer Frances Ray’s book covers! By the way, this book title is taken from the saying “Still waters run deep”, which definitely describes the members of this family.
Tidbit #3:  I’ll be launching a Stillwaters family book series in the future, but more about that later.

BOOK GIVEAWAYS
Book Clubs have I got a deal for you!  I’m giving away free, autographed paperback copies of my book Sweet Sacrifice which is now available in ebook format.  I’m offering the deal to book clubs only.  If you are interested e-mail me at cvrhodes2042@yahoo.com and I’ll get back to you with the details.  Again, you can read free chapters of Sweet Sacrifice at www. http://smashwords.com/b/146760.  Sweet Sacrifice is also available as an ebook on Amazon.com.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

SIN IS ON THE WAY!

This blog announces new book releases.  It gives sneak previews of upcoming novels, holds contests, gives books away and answers questions about the storylines and characters in my novels. 

It’s been a while since I last blogged.  I’ve been traveling, attending conferences, speaking to book clubs and meeting readers, and nearly everywhere I go readers want to know when SIN, my first novel to feature Nedra Davis and Sinclair Resoner will be published as an eBook. 

I’ve been working on that, and I’m happy to announce that SIN will be released as an ebook very soon and with a brand new cover.  Go below and take a sneak preview of the cover for the SIN ebook, and I’ll be making the big announcement regarding its release very soon.  Meanwhile, read the information on my other romantic suspense novel.

STRANGERS

When celebrity attorney, DANA MANSFIELD first encounters security specialist, JAMES STARR, she is openly hostile.  She can’t help but wonder if this stranger holds the key to the disappearance of two children whose lives she is trying desperately to save.
Shocked by her hostility, James is no less wary of Dana, especially when he discovers her connection to his sworn enemy, Sinclair Reasoner—a man whom he has sworn to kill on sight.

As events threaten to spiral out of control, the attraction between Dana and James grows, but lurking in the shadows is another stranger.  He is a man who holds the answers to secrets that are too explosive to reveal.  Yet, his sinister presence is destined to lead to love, redemption and revenge.

STRANGERS ($2.99) is available for purchase in multiple ebook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/books/view/304807
Click on the STRANGERS book cover or the link above and read a free sample of the novel

STRANGERS is also available for purchase in ebook format ($2.99) and in paperback ($8.99) on Amazon.com.  

Of course SECRETS remains available for purchase. Read Secrets and Strangers together and be ready for a few surprises! 
SECRETS 
After a devastating loss, Nedra Davis-Reasoner knows that she can depend on the love and support of her husband, Sinclair.  Unfortunately, he falls short.  Obsessed with uncovering the mystery behind a secret that he has uncovered, he ignores his wife’s needs.  For comfort Nedra turns to renowned spiritual guru, Adam Casey, a man with deep, dark secrets of his own as well as an agenda.  He plans to make Nedra his and he won’t let the fact that she has a husband stand in his way, even if it means that he must eliminate Sinclair—permanently.

As the relationship between Nedra and Adam heats up and the tension between Sinclair and his wife escalates, secrets are revealed that can heal and that can kill.  The key to the survival for each of them is recognizing the difference.

Secrets  is available  for purchase in multiple eBook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/b/209925 . It's also available on Amazon.com in eBook format ($1.99) and as a paperback.($8.99).  .  


Readers can purchase SWEET SACRIFICE  on Smashwords as an ebook at the reduced price of .99 cents! 

Clink on this link, http://smashwords.com/books/view/146760
or go to the Sweet Sacrifice book cover to your right at the bottom of the page.   
Paperback copies of Sweet Sacrifice are available for purchase on my website at www.crystalrhodes.com. Read the blurbs and tidbits about this and my other books below.

SWEET SACRIFICE

Bold and brassy, Sash Adams is an unemployed recent law school graduate struggling to raise her young brother, Sweet, alone.  To her shock and surprise her brother is abducted and the kidnappers demand the ransom for him from a complete stranger, media mogul, Brandon Plaine. The two polar opposite personalities are forced to form a dangerous alliance in order to assure her brother's safe return.

Tidbit:  In Sweet Sacrifice, Brandon Plaine is introduced as Sinclair Reasoner’s best friend.

Tidbit :  Brandon and Sash appear in most of the Sin Series storylines, and make an appearance in Small Sensations.  Brandon and Sash play an important part in my upcoming book release, Secrets

STILLWATERS SERIES
Next year look for the first novel in the new Stillwater Series to make its debut.  If you’ve read my novel by the same name you’ll be familiar with Nedra Davis’ fabulous extended family. There are quite a few members of the Stillwaters clan and each one of them has a story.

Meanwhile, for those who would like to familiarize or reacquaint themselves with the books in the Sin Series continue reading and find out which characters were introduced in which books, as well as other tidbits:

SIN
This is the book that started the series with the story about the controversial love affair between the dynamic pastor of an inner-city church, Reverend Nedra Davis, and the handsome, mysterious entrepreneur, Sinclair Reasoner.  Reverend Ned, as she is fondly called, is renown in her community as an anti-drug activists.  However, unknown to her, Sinclair—known by the nickname, Sin—is involved in the drug trade.

Tidbit #1:  Sin introduces Nedra’s best friends, Carla and Sharon, as well as two young boys, Colin and Trevor Johnson, who become pivotal in the lives of Nedra and Sinclair.  Each of these characters appear in other books in the Sin Series.

Tidbit #2:  I wrote the storyline for Sin as the result of my observation that over the years the national scandals that have revolved around ministers, have all involved male ministers, and not female ministers.   I figured that was because women who lead religious flocks are held to a higher standard by their congregations, and especially by the women. We’re always harder on each other.  What a man could get away with—even though he might claim to be a man of God—would never be tolerated if a woman committed the same offense, especially a very attractive woman.   That started the ball rolling in developing what turned out to be Sin.  Maybe I can suggest that book clubs that read Sin might want to use some of my observations for discussion.

SINFUL INTENTIONS
Four years have passed and Nedra Davis and Sinclair Reasonerare happily married and the parents of three adopted children.  However, the sudden appearance of a sinister stranger threatens to derail their idyllic lives.
Tidbit #1: All of the Reasoner’s friends and family make an appearance in this novel, including Nedra’s dynamic mother, Marva Davis.
Tidbit #2:  This was the easiest book that I’ve ever written.  I used no notes or outline; literally every word just came to me as I sat at the computer. I knew the characters so well that I knew exactly what to write.
SINGING A SONG…
Singing sensation, Darnell Cameron, is Nedra’s cousin, as well as her neighbor, and when she meets a playboy actor, and fellow superstar, Thad Stewart, they prove to be two American idols who openly despise each other. They’re like oil and water.  This is a love match that definitely wasn’t made in heaven.
Tidbit #1: This story introduces a man of mystery named Moody Waters, who will prove to be full of surprises.
Tidbit #2:  The book title is from a song titled Singing a Song for You.  It was sung by The Temptations on an album by the title A Song for You.
SMALL SENSATIONS
Davia Maxwell is a thirty-four year old grandmother and street smart survivor who has clawed her way out of one of Chicago's toughest ghettoes.  Justin Miles is a member of one of Atlanta's wealthiest families. Needless to say that their relationship raises a few eye brows, especially those of Justin’s mother, the grand dame of the city’s black society.
Tidbit #1:  Brandon and Sash from Sweet Sacrifice make an appearance in this story, but its connection to the other books in the series is minimal.
Tidbit #2:  I wrote this book because of the growing number of very young grandmothers I’ve  encountered.  I think that most people would agree that grandmothers aren’t what they used to be. In addition, I am fascinated by societal class differences and this book touches on that subject. I’ll examine the subject closer in future novels.
STILL WATERS…
Bev Cameron is the smart, sexy and sophisticated mother of singing superstar Darnell Cameron. Hollywood agent Ray Wilson is a mover and a shaker in Tinsel town.  He is also the best friend of Darnell Cameron’s husband, actor, Thad Stewart. Ray has always been infatuated with Bev, but he is ten years younger and she has openly declared her distaste for him.
Tidbit #1: In this storyline Ray uncovers some very crucial information about someone very important in the lives of two important characters in the Sin series.
Tidbit #2:  I hate this book cover. I had no clue what it looked like until I saw it on Amazon.com. Can you believe that this book is about a woman in her 50s and her younger lover?  I just saw these two models on one of romance writer Frances Ray’s book covers! By the way, this book title is taken from the saying “Still waters run deep”, which definitely describes the members of this family.
Tidbit #3:  I’ll be launching a Stillwaters family book series in the future, but more about that later.
BOOK GIVEAWAYS
Book Clubs have I got a deal for you!  I’m giving away free, autographed paperback copies of my book Sweet Sacrifice which is now available in ebook format.  I’m offering the deal to book clubs only.  If you are interested e-mail me at cvrhodes2042@yahoo.com and I’ll get back to you with the details.  Again, you can read free chapters of Sweet Sacrifice at www. http://smashwords.com/b/146760.  Sweet Sacrifice is also available as an ebook on Amazon.com.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

STRANGERS IS FINALLY HERE!!!

This blog announces new book releases.  It gives sneak previews of upcoming novels, holds contests, gives books away and answers questions about the storylines and characters in my novels. 
At last, I'm happy to announce the release of my latest novel:    
STRANGERS
When celebrity attorney, DANA MANSFIELD first encounters security specialist, JAMES STARR, she is openly hostile.  She can’t help but wonder if this stranger holds the key to the disappearance of two children whose lives she is trying desperately to save.
Shocked by her hostility, James is no less wary of Dana, especially when he discovers her connection to his sworn enemy, Sinclair Reasoner—a man whom he has sworn to kill on sight.
As events threaten to spiral out of control, the attraction between Dana and James grows, but lurking in the shadows is another stranger.  He is a man who holds the answers to secrets that are too explosive to reveal.  Yet, his sinister presence is destined to lead to love, redemption and revenge.

STRANGERS ($2.99) is available for purchase in multiple ebook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/books/view/304807
Click on the STRANGERS book cover or the link above and read a free sample of the novel

STRANGERS is also available for purchase in ebook format ($2.99) and in paperback ($8.99) on Amazon.com.  
Of course SECRETS remains available for purchase. Read Secrets and Strangers together and be ready for a few surprises! 
SECRETS 
After a devastating loss, Nedra Davis-Reasoner knows that she can depend on the love and support of her husband, Sinclair.  Unfortunately, he falls short.  Obsessed with uncovering the mystery behind a secret that he has uncovered, he ignores his wife’s needs.  For comfort Nedra turns to renowned spiritual guru, Adam Casey, a man with deep, dark secrets of his own as well as an agenda.  He plans to make Nedra his and he won’t let the fact that she has a husband stand in his way, even if it means that he must eliminate Sinclair—permanently.
As the relationship between Nedra and Adam heats up and the tension between Sinclair and his wife escalates, secrets are revealed that can heal and that can kill.  The key to the survival for each of them is recognizing the difference.

Secrets  is available  for purchase in multiple eBook formats and readable on virtually any ebook reading device at Smashwords @ http://smashwords.com/b/209925 . It's also available on Amazon.com in eBook format ($1.99) and as a paperback.($8.99).  .  
Readers can purchase SWEET SACRIFICE  on Smashwords as an ebook at the reduced price of .99 cents! 

or go to the Sweet Sacrifice book cover to your right at the bottom of the page.   

Paperback copies of Sweet Sacrifice are available for purchase on my website at www.crystalrhodes.com. Read the blurbs and tidbits about this and my other books below.

SWEET SACRIFICE

Bold and brassy, Sash Adams is an unemployed recent law school graduate struggling to raise her young brother, Sweet, alone.  To her shock and surprise her brother is abducted and the kidnappers demand the ransom for him from a complete stranger, media mogul, Brandon Plaine. The two polar opposite personalities are forced to form a dangerous alliance in order to assure her brother's safe return.

Tidbit:  In Sweet Sacrifice, Brandon Plaine is introduced as Sinclair Reasoner’s best friend.

Tidbit :  Brandon and Sash appear in most of the Sin Series storylines, and make an appearance in Small Sensations.  Brandon and Sash play an important part in my upcoming book release, Secrets. 

STILLWATERS SERIES
Next year look for the first novel in the new Stillwater Series to make its debut.  If you’ve read my novel by the same name you’ll be familiar with Nedra Davis’ fabulous extended family. There are quite a few members of the Stillwaters clan and each one of them has a story.
Meanwhile, for those who would like to familiarize or reacquaint themselves with the books in the Sin Series continue reading and find out which characters were introduced in which books, as well as other tidbits:
SIN
This is the book that started the series with the story about the controversial love affair between the dynamic pastor of an inner-city church, Reverend Nedra Davis, and the handsome, mysterious entrepreneur, Sinclair Reasoner.  Reverend Ned, as she is fondly called, is renown in her community as an anti-drug activists.  However, unknown to her, Sinclair—known by the nickname, Sin—is involved in the drug trade.
Tidbit #1:  Sin introduces Nedra’s best friends, Carla and Sharon, as well as two young boys, Colin and Trevor Johnson, who become pivotal in the lives of Nedra and Sinclair.  Each of these characters appear in other books in the Sin Series.
Tidbit #2:  I wrote the storyline for Sin as the result of my observation that over the years the national scandals that have revolved around ministers, have all involved male ministers, and not female ministers.   I figured that was because women who lead religious flocks are held to a higher standard by their congregations, and especially by the women. We’re always harder on each other.  What a man could get away with—even though he might claim to be a man of God—would never be tolerated if a woman committed the same offense, especially a very attractive woman.   That started the ball rolling in developing what turned out to be Sin.  Maybe I can suggest that book clubs that read Sin might want to use some of my observations for discussion.
SINFUL INTENTIONS
Four years have passed and Nedra Davis and Sinclair Reasonerare happily married and the parents of three adopted children.  However, the sudden appearance of a sinister stranger threatens to derail their idyllic lives.
Tidbit #1: All of the Reasoner’s friends and family make an appearance in this novel, including Nedra’s dynamic mother, Marva Davis.
Tidbit #2:  This was the easiest book that I’ve ever written.  I used no notes or outline; literally every word just came to me as I sat at the computer. I knew the characters so well that I knew exactly what to write.
SINGING A SONG…
Singing sensation, Darnell Cameron, is Nedra’s cousin, as well as her neighbor, and when she meets a playboy actor, and fellow superstar, Thad Stewart, they prove to be two American idols who openly despise each other. They’re like oil and water.  This is a love match that definitely wasn’t made in heaven.
Tidbit #1: This story introduces a man of mystery named Moody Waters, who will prove to be full of surprises.
Tidbit #2:  The book title is from a song titled Singing a Song for You.  It was sung by The Temptations on an album by the title A Song for You.
SMALL SENSATIONS
Davia Maxwell is a thirty-four year old grandmother and street smart survivor who has clawed her way out of one of Chicago's toughest ghettoes.  Justin Miles is a member of one of Atlanta's wealthiest families. Needless to say that their relationship raises a few eye brows, especially those of Justin’s mother, the grand dame of the city’s black society.
Tidbit #1:  Brandon and Sash from Sweet Sacrifice make an appearance in this story, but its connection to the other books in the series is minimal.
Tidbit #2:  I wrote this book because of the growing number of very young grandmothers I’ve  encountered.  I think that most people would agree that grandmothers aren’t what they used to be. In addition, I am fascinated by societal class differences and this book touches on that subject. I’ll examine the subject closer in future novels.
STILL WATERS…
Bev Cameron is the smart, sexy and sophisticated mother of singing superstar Darnell Cameron. Hollywood agent Ray Wilson is a mover and a shaker in Tinsel town.  He is also the best friend of Darnell Cameron’s husband, actor, Thad Stewart. Ray has always been infatuated with Bev, but he is ten years younger and she has openly declared her distaste for him.
Tidbit #1: In this storyline Ray uncovers some very crucial information about someone very important in the lives of two important characters in the Sin series.
Tidbit #2:  I hate this book cover. I had no clue what it looked like until I saw it on Amazon.com. Can you believe that this book is about a woman in her 50s and her younger lover?  I just saw these two models on one of romance writer Frances Ray’s book covers! By the way, this book title is taken from the saying “Still waters run deep”, which definitely describes the members of this family.
Tidbit #3:  I’ll be launching a Stillwaters family book series in the future, but more about that later.
BOOK GIVEAWAYS
Book Clubs have I got a deal for you!  I’m giving away free, autographed paperback copies of my book Sweet Sacrifice which is now available in ebook format.  I’m offering the deal to book clubs only.  If you are interested e-mail me at cvrhodes2042@yahoo.com and I’ll get back to you with the details.  Again, you can read free chapters of Sweet Sacrifice at www. http://smashwords.com/b/146760.  Sweet Sacrifice is also available as an ebook on Amazon.com.