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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Christine Pauls, author of “Belinda’s Song”

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Christine Pauls, author of Belinda’s Song
(Silver Pen Publications)

Belinda lived a troubled life. A mother who sold her body and used heroin was murdered at the youthful age of twenty-seven, leaving her six-year-old daughter a ward of the state of Louisiana.

After being tossed to and fro from one foster home to the next, Belinda is placed with John and Victoria Brittingham. These people are who any child would be overjoyed to live with and have as parents. A beautiful home, a room of their own, new clothes and toys would be a dream come true. But what lies behind the walls of this house is hardly what little Belinda dreamed of, and she will find out in the worse way, the secrets it harbors.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Belinda’s Song?

Christine Pauls: I wanted to challenge myself to write something that I wouldn’t normally. Belinda came to me, and I didn’t know why in the beginning. There are children in the foster care system who are forgotten, uncared for, unloved and abused. Belinda’s Song symbolizes the downside of the cycle. What looked marvelous on the outside, was hardly what was going on behind the doors of the beautiful home she lived in. The inspiration was to tell her story in its rawness, looking beyond the abuse and to see what she grows up to be. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Christine Pauls, author of “Belinda’s Song”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Deep, author of “Naughty Girl: The Kya Chronicles”

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Deep, author of Naughty Girl: The Kya Chronicles
(Deep N Wet Publishing)

Some women go all their lives without knowing true, toe-curling passion. They’ve settled for safe and secure – instead of hard and deep. Not Kya…

Kya Garner has known for a long time that if she wanted to be pleased right she had to take the matter into her own hands – literally. She also knows how to go after whom and what she wants and who she wants right now is Ray. Ray is off limits, and so are a few others that have caught this naughty girl’s eye.

Follow Kya’s escapades in this hot erotica tale by Deep.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Naughty Girl: The Kya Chronicles?

Deep: I was inspired by my experiences as a young woman and also by the secret desires of many women who want to be sexually free and also thoroughly satisfied. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Deep, author of “Naughty Girl: The Kya Chronicles”

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Aja, author of “I Am Yours”

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Aja, author of I Am Yours
(She Loves Words Publishing)

Amara Harper has a problem: Noah Farrington. Well, not exactly. I mean, he is the love of her life. Passion-filled days and nights are all she can think about when she is close to him. But, so is fear. Fear of him taking her heart and ripping it to pieces, so she decides that leaving him and his love for her is the best thing for her.

But love is a mercurial thing. It has a way of pulling back up to you when you think you have deserted it. This is what happens when Amara finds a reason to work with Noah on an upcoming project at work.

Things that complicate this even more? Keith, her current boyfriend, and “the past” – which she seems to want to also run away from as much as she runs away from Noah. Can Amara overcome her fears and give into what makes her feel whole? Can she finally begin to trust the love that Noah has always had for her?

Find out in I Am Yours

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write I Am Yours?

Aja: I got the inspiration to write I Am Yours where I get all my inspiration: from inside of myself and my experiences, my dreams and from observing life around me. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Aja, author of “I Am Yours”