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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Loretta Walls, author of A Fantasy of Love

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Loretta Walls, author of A Fantasy of Love
(Nu Cherte Publishing)


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Tiffany Me’ Lisa Rivera: A Name One Shouldn’t Forget. One of the most popular teens in Belle Aires, California, Tiffany has it all. She’s the daughter of wealthy furrier, William Rivera, with a powerhouse singing voice and handsome playboy, Trenton English, as her boyfriend. Her friends are the members of the exclusive group, the Maxwell Posse, and they are the level of standard in their world.

What more could a girl possibly want? If you have it all, you should be satisfied, right? Trenton, the eldest son of billionaire oil tycoon Clinton English has a few desires of his own, outside of his precious Tiffany who can do no wrong in his eyes. He has the world at his feet, until a platter of temptation is served. But will his desires cost him more than his heart can afford?

Stroll into Belle Aires and mingle with the area’s finest to find out if it’s real or just A Fantasy of Love.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write A Fantasy of Love?

Loretta Walls: The concept to write A Fantasy of Love came from my love of reading. I was reading books my mom read and two novels sealed the deal for me: Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins and Secrets by Danielle Steel.

JP: What sets A Fantasy of Love apart from other novels in its genre?

LW: A Fantasy of Love sets itself apart from a standard novel with wealthy characters by having the characters interact with real, everyday life things we all endure.  Hatred, jealousy, deceit and on a personal level, not just using others to do their dirty deeds for them. These characters handle their own business! I call my work Original Urban Romance for that very reason.

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to A Fantasy of Love getting out to the public?

LW: From an author’s standpoint, one must always promote themselves and their work. You never know who you’re going to meet. I talk to strangers in the street all the way up to those carrying a novel in their hands. If they don’t read what I write, they might know someone who would. I’m not missing that opportunity!

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish A Fantasy of Love?

LW: My writing process might be a bit shorter than usual since my novels were written years ago. I usually allow a full year to re-write and ‘grow’ my characters into their current day status. A Fantasy of Love took about a year to re-write and culture the characters the way I wanted them showcased.

JP: What’s next for Loretta Walls?

LW: Up next is my fourth novel titled, The Office which is based around a perfume company and the employees that work for it. From the CEO to the plant floor, drama is etched into this novel! I am also preparing my authors for their debut releases under the Nu Cherte Publishing logo.

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Latin Temptress, author of The Encounter

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Latin Temptress, author of The Encounter
(LT Publishing)


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Caught between two worlds: her husband yields great power but her lover promises true love. In losing her heart to one man and her soul to another, Bella finds herself. Will she triumph or will it be too late? Trapped in a web of betrayal and deception, Bella rises from the ashes and becomes head of one of the largest underworld empires. Will love triumph over power or will Bella lose her soul… Everything has a price, including love. Latin Temptress’ The Encounter is a journey that will capture your imagination and never let it go.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write The Encounter?

Ana Rodriguez: I was talking with an online friend one day. We were discussing the possibility of us meeting someday. He began to tell me about the different scenarios in his head, and I said “Hold on. These sounds like a good idea for a blog.” What started as a blog became a novel.

JP: What sets The Encounter apart from other novels in its genre?

AR: It has a storyline that captivates the reader from the very beginning. I am often told from readers that The Encounter succeeded in holding their attention from start to finish. I am an avid reader, and this was my goal: satisfy my customer with a great story.

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to The Encounter getting out to the public?

AR: Perseverance and promotion. I am constantly on MySpace and Yahoo360 promoting the book. I also send out bulletins, mass emails as well as contact book clubs, reviewers and street book vendors. During the warmer months, I sell my book at street fairs and festivals. My readers also help in spreading the word by forwarding all my information to the contacts on their address lists.

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish The Encounter?

AR: I jot down everything that comes to mind. Different stories are always swirling in my head, so I write them down. When I’m on the move, I enter it into my Blackberry and store it. When I begin to piece a storyline together, I look back on my previous notes. The Encounter took me about a year to complete. I wanted to give the reader the best possible story I could. I don’t ever want to rush the process.

JP: What’s next for the Latin Temptress?

AR: Several! The Encounter will be translated into Spanish. There has been much interest from my Latin community. The sequel is also in the works. It was not planned, but every reader has asked for a continuation. I am obliged to my audience. I will also be showcasing at Book Expo America 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC on May 30th at the African American Pavilion.

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… CJ Domino, author of Who Does She Think She Is?

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CJ Domino, author of Who Does She Think She Is? A Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving a Breakup Before She Has a Breakdown
(Slightly Ghetto Books)


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Who Does She Think She Is? A Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving a Breakup Before She Has a Breakdown is my own personal testimony of how a woman can over come heartache and pain while rising to a higher level.  A witty, yet inspirational tale; I promise that this isn’t your ordinary self-help book and my loyal fans will not be disappointed.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Who Does She Think She Is?

CJ Domino: Let’s just say one nasty divorce, a roller coaster relationship with a former lover and a hurricane named Gustav was all the inspiration that I needed.

JP: What sets Who Does She Think She Is? apart from other books in its genre?

CJ: Most self-help books are very technical, but lack that personal touch from the author. Yeah you’re uplifted, but you don’t understand why the author wrote a book on that particular topic. This book is different because I went deep within myself. I share my flaws when it comes to relationships. I allow the reader into my personal space, so you can see where I am coming from and most importantly why I wrote on this particular topic.

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Who Does She Think She Is? getting out to the public?

CJ: A lot of hard work. Burning the midnight oil when the rest of the world was fast asleep. Not being afraid to take a chance by putting myself out there; naked to the world. And most importantly, believing in my product which means believing in myself.

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Who Does She Think She Is?

CJ: I don’t have a process. When the urge hits me, I just write. Unlike other writers, I don’t need my walls to be a certain color or have candles burning in the room. When the spirit hits me, I move. Who Does She Think She Is? took me approximately 2 weeks to write. I was bored. Hurricane Gustav was about to hit South Louisiana where I live, and I just pulled out my laptop and began to peck away. This was the end result.

JP: What’s next for CJ Domino?

CJ: I am wrapping up my long awaited and highly anticipated follow up novel to Sideline Ho, my first book.  It should be out in the spring or early summer.

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