Presenting…M.R. Joseph

M.R. Joseph is a best-selling author who chose to use Silver Lining Events for her Cover Reveal Party and for her Release day party scheduled for June 27th beginning at 9 p.m. EST. The event on Facebook is sure to be fun and very exciting.  So, as part of the package for Joseph, I’m featuring her on my blog. In her own words,  I’m going to let her tell you about herself and her books!


“I’m a book nerd turned writer who loves the ‘Happily Ever After’ mixed with suspense, drama and the occasional cliffhanger! My Kindle is glued to my hands most of the time, but I still love the look and feel of paperback book.  My love of books brought me on my writing journey. I began writing my first book in July 2012 and since that time , I have created 2 series. The first series, “The Reunion Series” debuted in November 2012 and two books followed, those being stand alone novels. My new series, ‘The Shore Series’  released in March 2014. The first book is entitled, ‘Giving In’ and four books will follow in that series. When I’m not writing, you’ll never see me in front of the TV. Curled up with a good book, is where you’ll find me.  I am a huge Indie Author fan and supporter. ”

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Twitter: @redkar_m



REUNION (Book 1)



{Savannah Garrett had always had a good head on her shoulders. She was well-educated and had a fantastic teaching job at a prestigious school in Boston. Her life was just where she wanted it to be until she returned to her home town in the suburbs of Philadelphia for her 10 year class reunion.

Seeing old friends and reminiscing about her high school days was expected. Seeing her first love after five years was not. Can she handle seeing Sam Reynolds after all this time and could she get through the hurt and pain their past relationship had caused?

Can there be a second chance for Savannah and Sam or would a deep, dark secret destroy their chances of happiness?

You Belong With Me (Reunion Series Book 2)



You Belong With Me

What happens when a man falls in love with his best friend? How does he convince her to love him in return if she has no idea that his feelings run so deep?

Carter London has everything that a man should want, a blooming career as a sexy rock star, a loving family, women who adore is model-perfect looks, and great friends. What he doesn’t have, is the love of the girl that stole his heart nine years ago.

Casey Colbert is the converse-wearing epitome of the girl next door. She’s smart, beautiful and best friends with Carter London. She knows all there is to know about her sex-on-a-stick best friend, except the well guarded secret of her holding his heart.

Carter returns to his hometown of Indian Shores, Florida for his ten year college reunion, to profess his love to Casey. Unfortunately, he discovers her heart is already spoken for by none other than Jordan Reid, who is gorgeous, sweet and insanely rich.

Carter vows to use his time back home to win over the one woman who can set his world on edge with just a glimpse of her smile. Will Casey see the love that’s right in front of her eyes? Or will the mistakes of his past and his obsession with loving her overwhelm the girl who already has it all?


Letters to Luca


~The course of true love never did run smooth~ – Shakespeare

~Leighton Parks~

‘I only wrote letters to my high school crush for fear if he truly knew my identity, I would be rejected. I wasn’t the most confident girl in school, and he was well…he was Luca Ferro. How could he ever be interested in a shy, bookworm like me? That’s why I wrote them.  To tell all the feelings I had for him. When I stopped writing the letters, I never imagined that 10 years later they’d come back to change my life, forever.’

~Luco Ferro~

‘I always believed in soul mates, finding that one true love. And I found her, my letter girl, but never knew she was. She was a mystery. Her letters, her words, meant more to me than anything. I searched for her, thought of her day and night, but never found her.  I gave up on find the missing key to my puzzle—-that is until she walked right into my life and I didn’t know what hit me.’

A chance encounter brings Leighton and Luca together after ten years to their high school reunion. Will past secrets threaten to destroy their futures,  or will love be written in the stars for them just as it was in Leighton’s Letters?


Giving In

Raphael Cruz doesn’t do it. He just doesn’t. Cruz doesn’t fall in love.  He’s a “get in and get out” kind of a guy. Ladies love him and fall all over him for his swoon worthy good looks and overwhelming sex appeal. He knows how to talk to them and tells them exactly what they want to hear. When he’s done making them scream his name, he shows them straight to the door. The meaning of the word love doesn’t exist in his world. But, that could all change with a wink of a girl’s eye….And hot as hell romp in the bathroom.

Harlow Hannum is your typical girl-next-door. She had the brains, the beauty, and the money. What she doesn’t have is the luxury of being someone’s first choice in the game of love.  She always come in a distant second place, leaving her guarded with her feelings.  Lies, betrayal, and secrets of her past follow her wherever she goes,  no matter how hard she tries to hide them.  That is until she reunited with the one guy who can ignite that spark in her heart, that’s been extinguished for so long.

With Sunny days, heated nights, and love lingering on the air in the beach town of Sandy Cove anything can happen.  Especially when fate steps in for Harlow  and Cruz. Will their blossoming friendship turn into unexpected love or will the collision of their opposing worlds be the end of what could have been?



My name is Raphael Cruz. I was once a man made up of only flesh and bone.  Never feeling, just existing.  I indulged in the pleasures that others gave to me, and those I gave to them. That’s all it was—pleasure.  Physical pleasure. No emotions, no attachments.  I don’t need all of those feelings, didn’t want them.  There was no longing for love, no longing to let anyone in. Until I found her. And I gave in.

Harlow Hannum showed me what love was all about. I savored it and held it close, not even knowing I really wanted it in my life. She made me feel loved. She made me accept love.  She taught me to love in return.  My heart was open to it all. My heart was hers.  It belonged to her. But, she never knew.  And then lies, deceit, betrayal forced me to lose the one thing that made me than a man that just existed.  I should have told her I loved her when I had the chance. I should have told her. I gave in to all the powers that love possess.


Will I ever have the chance to tell her?  Will my past mistakes never give me that chance?

I need her to know.

I want her to know….

I’m in…..



Second book in The Shore Series coming soon!

The Cover Reveal Party on Facebook brought to you by Silver Lining Events  – June 11th at 8:00 EST



The loss of a Legend!

Maya Angelou was an incredible legend that had a stunning way with words. She had the power to speak to you and touch your soul. The reason why she touched your soul, is because it came from hers.

When she spoke, you felt it. You believe it. You saw it. You saw what she was talking about. You saw what she meant. When you reflect upon her words, you find how they fit into your life. One of my favorite saying by her is, “If someone shows you who they really are, believe them”. My gosh, what a true word that is!

That has stuck with me and that has been shown to me, relentlessly. Everywhere I look, I see exactly what she was talking about.

Being such a powerful source in the world, not just in the black community alone. Her words have echoed through the air and in the valleys. Over the Mountains and through the woods. There’s not a single person that can say, that her work hasn’t touched them in some way. She put her heart into her work. And as a person that loves to write, that’s what you dream of.

You dream of your work touching people and making them feel your soul and your heart through your words. Ms. Angelou was a master of this art. She made everyone that she came into contact with, feel special and loved.

Ms. Angelou will be loved and missed forever. Her work will live on. Through the ages and  through us, that love and admire her. We will never forget her and her work.

Ms. Angelou, you are amazing! Your work has inspired us and moved us. You, selflessly shared your heart, soul, and life through your work. You have gone through so many places, to inspire and to enlightened people. You have done things for people, that many of us will never know about, to help and motivate them. We may not know every specific, loving gift that you’ve given,  but God knows! We love and miss you! You are a Queen and always will be!

Rest in Peace Maya Angelou!!!! We love you and miss you!!!!

M.R. Joseph – Author

*From Tracee Ford – Tracee’s Sparkling Promo Series

Today, I am highlighting the work of an incredibly talented author, M.R. Joseph.

M.R. Joseph is a well-known author. She has created a very successful series called, “The Reunion Series”. Books in the series are: “You belong with me” and the starter, “Reunion”. And she has added another great edition to her series.

The latest installment is entitled, “Letters to Luca”. The story is about a woman named Leighton. She was a shy girl in high school who was head over heels for her crush, Luca.  She would write letters to him, sharing her feelings with him. She was certain that if he found out who was writing them, she would automatically be rejected.   Luca would receive the letters, never knowing who was this girl so in love with him. But, she was in his head! She moved and touched him with her words and he could not forget how she made him feel.

But, through a chance meeting ten years later, they reunite at their high school reunion. Finally, Luca meets his mystery woman. The question is, can they be together? Will life happen and keep them from finally becoming what they’d both been dreaming about for over a decade?

This is indeed, a fascinating story. One, that is so relatable and common. And that’s one of things that I think makes it such a great read.

And the reviews are just as amazing for this book, as is the rest of the series. I am incredibly happy to be able to be a part of this blog tour and I  hope that all of you, will take a look at her work, share it and enjoy it. For more on M.R., you look her up on Facebook, and here on the links to her book,  on Amazon.

I am looking forward to seeing more from M.R. Joseph and I can’t wait to read this book!

Let us Support our Authors!

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Blog Hosting

Do you remember a while back when I mentioned that I had the opportunity to become a blog host?

The opportunity was first provided by Wendy Ewurum and now, Tracee Ford. Well, I am proud to say that I will be working with both of these amazing ladies of the Blogsphere and the Writing world! I am truly excited!

Starting new month, I will be posting features on this blog. I am really thrilled about this new venture, I am really hoping that you all will join me for the ride.

I must say, that this is my first experience with blog hosting, But, I am going to do my  best and make every single moment count. So, as I’m typing this post, I’ve just received my information. So, I will be posting up the first Author featured.

So, I will be right back with the first formal post of my Blog Hosting Tour!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!!


Hello Everyone!!!


I want to wish you all a beautiful weekend and a special love and thank you to all of our Military and their families! I wrote a post on BlogHer and I want to share it with you. So, here’s the link to the post. I really hope that you’ll like it. It means a lot to me and it’s really from the Heart!

Have a great weekend and week everybody!!!

What are your dreams as a Writer?

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved writing! I love sitting down with a pen and paper and just using that as my canvas. My canvas to paint whatever kind of picture that I want. I can write about my day, my dreams, my feelings, anything. It was like my own little world and I could write about whatever I wanted. But, I never thought in a million years, that I would actually get my work published!

It was a huge honor when I found out that I could I become a content writer. I wasn’t sure about what I should do, but I was determined to figure it out. I knew that it could be done,  but it would take a while. Well, I’m so glad that I stuck with it. I’ve been fortunate enough to get some of my work published on actual networks.

It’s been very exciting and I am looking forward to doing it again! It makes me want to work harder and write more! There’s nothing like being inspired to work harder.

Do Better!

You know yesterday, I was sitting at home and I was listening to some great pastors on TV. First, I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes and then I watched Joyce Meyer. Shortly after, I watched Joel Osteen. Each and every one of them were all talking about such great things.

Bishop Jakes was talking about time. How we can be wasting time with the wrong people. And when we suddenly let go of them, we find ourselves with a lot more time on our hands. I must say, I definitely find that to be true. I’ve experienced that personally. Where when you devote so much time to a group of people and they are not returning that, then you start to wonder. Are these people really my friends or are they takers? Are they gaining more out of this friendship, because of me, than I am?

It makes you wonder about some things. I started thinking, would I be further ahead or not? Then, I heard Joyce Meyer. She was talking about taking care of yourself. She was telling this story about a Man. Who said that he loved to drink soda and it never bothered him, until he got older. And she was saying how important it was, to eat healthy and drink your water.

Now, obviously, those are things that I should be doing anyway. But, have you ever had those times when there are things that you know you should be doing better, but for some reason or other you just don’t do it? Yeah, well we all know that for some of us, this happens with adopting healthy habits.

And Joel was talking being a miracle. He was talking about how we’re always praying for a miracle, but we should try to be that miracle that we’re praying for. We should try to do right, even if it inconveniences us. He said that we should be like the Good Samaritan and give it our all.

There were so many great lessons that I heard last night and I really enjoyed the sermons that I heard. These are really gifted speakers and I am very happy that I got to receive such great messages.

We’ve all got a lot of learning and growing to do. Everybody has changes to make and sometimes, we just need to hear a good sermon, in order to help us get there.

Basically, we all must Do Better!