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"Where's the fun in playing it safe?" Latrivia Welch (2015)
FUN FACT: Latrivia Welch is the "godmother" of the Russian Mafia Romance genre. She founded the genre in 2010 with Dmitry's Closet (Book One) of The Medlov Crime Family Series. Now, hundreds of authors have joined her subgenre with books of their own.
If you're reading one of Latrivia's books, you'll have plenty of fun, because nothing is safe. She mixes good guys with anti-heroes, creates mind blowing heroines and tops them off with action, adventure and plenty of romance. And she never charges more than $5.99 an eBook to do it!
ATTENTION: Latrivia Nelson is now Latrivia Welch.
Visit her NEW website at www.latriviawelchbooks.com
Based in Memphis, TN, USA TODAY bestselling author Latrivia Welch (formerly Latrivia S. Nelson) divides her time between her three passions: family, business and writing.
As the CEO of Welch Public Relations, her days are spent creating and strengthening brands of local businesses, non-profits and public figures. (www.welchpr.com)
As the President and CEO of RiverHouse Publishing, LLC, an indie publishing house for self-published authors, she spends her time helping people realize their artistic dreams through literature. (www.riverhousepublishingllc.com)
And as an Interracial Romance (bw/wm) bestselling author, Welch has penned of over 20 novels about interracial romance in an effort to eradicate stigmas around African-American women as heroines, interracial dating & multicultural children and most importantly to entertain women with hot, sexy, fun books that take their minds off the woes of everyday life. (www.latriviawelch.com)
Welch is also the proud mother of 3 children and the wife of Bruce Welch. They spend their evenings cooking using grandma's cookbooks, arguing over the world's best superheroes and enjoying family life.
Email her anytime at email@example.com
Publisher: RiverHouse Publishing, LLC
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The Irish born architect needs a professional cleaning service to help him literally clean up his life after a nasty divorce, but he winds up finding a true friend in LaToya, the owner of It's An Honor Cleaning Service.
While LaToya is handicapped emotionally by her baggage, Mitch thinks she's the strongest woman he's ever seen and a breath of fresh air in his hectic life. His only goal is to prove to her that his interest in her is more than lust sparked by curiosity.
Read the story of two beautiful people in totally opposite ways who help each other see that beauty is not skin deep but soul deep in the first book of Latrivia S. Nelson's Lonely Heart Series, The Ugly Girlfriend.
Abandoned with a kid, the super alpha-male has to become domesticated quickly or find a willing substitute to help him with his son. Only the substitute he finds is no substitution.
Courtney Lawless is a true wild card. The budding librarian loves the classics and carries herself like a lady by day. But she also is full of life and surfs the waves of the Atlantic Ocean by night. Since her parents won’t pay for college because of bad decisions in her past, the reformed bad-girl takes a job as Brett’s live-in nanny to finish paying for school.
Brett has never seen a woman of such complex duality. Used to a wife who won’t clean, cook or even talk to him, when he starts to live with Courtney, he realizes what he’s been missing his entire life. Educated, amazing and refreshingly honest, the only thing that that this transparent beauty hides from her new boss is that she’s also the Lieutenant Colonel’s daughter.
Faced with another deployment to Afghanistan soon, the brooding Marine is forced to come out his shell to fight for what he loves, only this time, the war is at home.
Enjoy the interracial must-read romance of the summer, The Grunt, the third a longest book in Latrivia S. Nelson’s Lonely Heart Series and today.
Special note from the author:
As a proud wife of a decorated, United States Marine, I’m happy to write this book about finding love while serving the Corps. I think you’ll find Brett to be a strong alpha male with endearing qualities, and you’ll find Courtney to be a strong, loving woman. The combination makes for a classic love story that sizzles with passion but warms you from the inside with sincerity.
This is also the longest book in The Lonely Heart Series. As a full-length novel, I think you’ll enjoy the extra pages and a few laughs.
Like so many others, my husband was wounded in Iraq. His road to recovery was hard not only on us but also on our two children. It took a lot. Words cannot explain the pain and worry of receiving “the call” that your husband has been severely injured. As a young couple, we relied on our families, our faith in God and the military for support.
A part of the proceeds from this book will be contributed to Soldier’s Angels for those who have served and have been injured. We are aiming to present a check during the Christmas holiday. I would encourage you to consider them as your charity of choice as well.
Again, I hope that you enjoy.
Latrivia S. Nelson
Orphaned virgin Royal Stone is looking for employment in one of the country's toughest recessions. What she finds is the seven-foot, blonde millionaire Dmitry Medlov, who offers her a job as the manager of his new boutique, Dmitry's Closet. After she accepts his job offer, she soon accepts his gifts, his bed and his lifestyle. What she does not know is that her knight in shining armor is also the head of the Medlov Organized Crime Family, a faction of the elite Russian mafia organization, Vory v Zakone.
Falling in love with the clueless Royal makes Dmitry want to break his coveted code, leave his self-made empire and start a life far away from the perils of the Thieves-in-Law. Only, his brother, Ivan, comes to the Memphis from New York City bent on a murderous revenge.
With the FBI and Memphis Police Department working hard to build a case against Dmitry and his brother trying to kill him, he is forced to tell Royal of his true identity, but Royal also is keeping a secret - one that changes everything.
Who will win? Who will lose? Who will die? Watch all the skeletons as they tumble out of the urban literature sensation Dmitry's Closet.
Warning: This book contains graphic language, sex, and various forms of violence. However, it will also melt your heart!
Revised Version: March 2010
This book is the first of The Medlov Crime Family Series.
For Dmitry and Royal Medlov, money doesn’t equal happiness. Forced to leave Memphis, TN and flee to Prague after a brutal mafia war, the couple nestled into the countryside to raise their daughter, Anya, and lead a safe, quiet life. But when Dmitry’s son, Anatoly, shows up with an offer he can’t refuse, Dmitry is forced to go back to the life he left as boss of the most feared criminal organization in world. Consequently, the deal could not only destroy the Medlov Crime Family but also Dmitry and Royal.
Royal hasn’t been the same since she was attacked three years ago. Where she used to be a sweet, innocent girl, she’s now the jaded, bitter mistress of the Medlov Chateau. However, a reality check is in store for the prima donna when Anya’s new teacher shows up with her sights set on stealing Dmitry, and Ivan’s old ally shows up with his sights on killing him. Can Royal save them all? Will she?
With a family in such turmoil, the only way to survive is to stick together. Read the gripping tale of a marriage strong enough to stand the test of time as Dmitry realizes that he has the best cards in the house as long as he has a Royal Flush.
Staff Sergeant Brett Black is a decorated, Force Recon Marine dedicated to Country, Family and God. Married to the colonel’s daughter, Courtney Black, the father of two and prepping for a promotion, his world is finally on track after a long history of unfortunate events.
However, while on a special op in in Afghanistan, Brett is severely wounded. Immediately, he is shipped back to the U.S. with the expectation of being medically retired for injuries sustained in the line of duty. Only for a man who has only known one way of life his entire adulthood, the prospect of being kicked of out the Marine Corps creates an internal crisis and an external family conflict. Will he be able to fight back to the man he was in order to stay in his beloved Corps or will he have to take a new path?
Courtney Black is a new bride with an adorable stepson and a brand new baby girl; however, she doesn’t want to just be a military wife her entire life. So, when her husband is injured, she sees an opportunity for them to leave Camp Lejeune and start a new adventure, especially when Brett’s son’s biological father comes out of the shadows and threatens to take away the little boy that brought Brett and Courtney together. It’s her job to keep her family together despite everything that is tearing them apart. Will she be able to find the balance between personal aspirations and family obligation?
Read the love story about two young hearts as they discover that wars are not only fought on the battle field but also at home and marriage is nothing about convenience but everything about sacrifice and unity in The Grunt 2, the sixth installation of The Lonely Heart Series, by USA TODAY, Amazon and National Bestselling Author Latrivia S. Nelson.
As the world’s most beautiful man, he has given up his previous title of royal playboy and asked Duchess Thalia to marry him, but when she confesses to loving the crown more than him, he breaks up with her and causes a very public scandal.
Prince Richard, the older brother who is forced to fix everything after his brother breaks it, thinks Michael has been spoiled too much and proposes an experiment. Go away under an assumed name and live as a commoner to get a better perspective on life and to get out of the crosshairs of public opinion.
Picking a location proves to be tricky but the clever pair decide on the last place in the world anyone would expect a Prince of England to be… Mississippi.
Using a fake American accent, Michael nestles into his new home determined to find peace and get his life back on track. But when the prince delivers the mail to the next door neighbor, he experiences firsthand how love at first sight feels.
Hope Daniels, a local artist, was recently the victim a car accident. Temporarily blinded and trying to get her own life in order, she falls for the prince on their first meeting. Thinking his is just a kind neighbor, she soon discovers that he’s the man of every girl’s fantasies.
Will love be enough to keep the prince and the artist together or will their paths in this life tear them apart?
Read Highness (Part 1), the fifth book in national bestselling author Latrivia Nelson’s Lonely Heart series.
P.S. No cliffhanger. This is a full book with a second part.
Dmitry Medlov, former boss of the Medlov Crime Family, is finally happy with his life. His legacy has been passed on to his heir, Anatoly, and his family is flourishing with birth of his new twin sons. However, everything is shattered when his little girl is abducted from her school only days after his sons’ births.
The question with Dmitry having so many enemies is who has her? A supporter of Dorian, a follower of Ivan or family of the council members he slaughtered? No one knows.
A ransom is put on the young girl in the amount of $500 million – a price Dmitry is more than ready to pay – but the fear in everyone’s heart is even if he pays, will she live?
Everyone comes together and puts aside their differences to save her. Dmitry returns to the council, Anatoly steps aside and Gabriel takes his rightful place as a Vor.
Anya is the key to the very foundation of the family and her father’s fleeting sanity. With her missing, Dmitry’s rage is unleashed unlike anyone has ever seen before.
Gabriel used to serve the very government that he is about to defy as he learns what it means to be a true Medlov.
And Anatoly is forced to grow up when he not only finds out that the little girl he’s loved her entire life has been stolen but also that he’s about to be a father himself.
Read the last book of the Medlov Crime Family Series, guaranteed to top all others, as the men discover that the only thing more important than money and power is family
Outside of the compound, things are even worse. Dmitry has to locate and terminate Popov allies in order to gain control of the war and ultimately find and kill Erik, but every death leads him further down a path of destruction. Will he sacrifice everything to get what he wants, or will he sacrifice himself to keep everyone he loves safe?
Read the final book in the Medlov Men Series, Dmitry’s Redemption: Book Two by USA Today bestselling author and creator of the Bratva/Russian Mafia Romance Genre, Latrivia Welch.
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Anatoly Medlov is the youngest crime boss in the Medlov Organized Crime Family’s history. Now, he has to prove himself to a council who thinks his legacy has not been well-earned, amidst a grueling investigation by Lt. Nicola Agosto of the Memphis Police Department and during plot to destroy him by his ex-lover, Victoria. In his loneliness, the only one he can confide in is the shop girl, Renee, an old friend who knows more than anyone about his personal journey. However, his friendship soon turns to love for a woman he knows that he cannot have because of the feared code his is bound to by the Vory v Zakone.
When his estranged mother dies suddenly, Anatoly flies to Russia to pay his last respects and discovers a jolting secret. The late Ivan Medlov’s own brutal legacy still lives through his son, Gabriel, and his New York crime family. Anatoly’s father and former Czar of the underworld, Dmitry, sees this as an opportunity to unite the two major families and blesses both men. However, Anatoly sees Gabriel as a threat to his empire and competition for the affection of his father. Will cousins kill because of the sins of their fathers?
Gabriel Medlov has always resented his existence. Now as an undercover DEA agent, he plans destroy the Medlov Crime Family once and for all. Only in order to get close enough to destroy the organization, he must also get close enough to love his estranged family. Will blood prove thicker than water or will one man’s revenge end the Family for good?
Follow the story of one young man who fights to be king in a room full of royalty and suffers the pain of his position in the romantic suspense guaranteed to make you want more.
Note from Latrivia S. Nelson:
I truly hope that you enjoy my latest addition to The Medlov Crime Family Series. This book is different, because it’s a stand-alone. If you have never read the series, you still will be able to follow the characters and the plot of this book without having read Dmitry’s Closet or Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen. So don’t worry.
For those with sensitive reading eyes, there is no rape scene. However, for those hopeless romantics, there is plenty of love You’ll see the complex relationships between father and son, husband and wife, mother and daughter, best friends, etc.
Also, at the end of the book, you will have a few questions. They all will be answered in the last book of the series due out December 2011.
This book was written with the suggestions that have been given over the last year in mind. Each and every review has been taken into consideration, and I’d like to thank all of you for your continued support of my work.
It is my most sincere desire to get better and better at writing stories that take you from your everyday life. We have enough on our plates to keep us anchored to reality. Why not have something to pull you away for awhile? With the Medlov family you get a chance to enter into a world of make believe where you jet set across the world to foreign locales with handsome, powerful men and beautiful women, go on exciting adventures and still arrive back at your home in time to fix dinner and wash clothes for the next day
I encourage you to read the books and share your opinions.
Thank you again and God bless,
Latrivia S. Nelson
Wrapped up in a huge development deal to build a new skyscraper, he turns his attention away from the Medlov Crime Family to strengthen the newly acquired Hutton Industries. Only his trust in those whom he has put in charge is quickly found to be misplaced.
Dmitry's brother, Ivan Medlov, is building an army right under his nose to distribute and sell drugs at his night clubs and his new king maker's son is helping destroy the Medlov Crime Family one secretive deal at a time.
Meanwhile, Elsa and Ivan's wife, Arie, wage war on each other, not only over territory but also over Dmitry's affection.
When Dmitry discovers all the backstabbing schemes going on around him, he is forced to make life-changing decisions.
After killing a fellow Vor on the international council, who sought to hurt his family, billionaire Russian crime boss, Dmitry Medlov becomes the target of his old mentor’s final death wish. A special hit team is tapped to carry out the assassination, but a sloppy mistake only leaves Dmitry wounded.
With a second chance to protect his family, the Medlov family crisis plan is activated. The women of the Medlov family are carted off to an undisclosed location, and the Medlov men head to declare war on one of their own.
While trying to protect his family and appeal to his brotherhood, Dmitry is forced to deal with past demons, his own insecurities, and his greatest fear – loss of control. However, his vulnerability might lead him to become an even stronger adversary, especially when his family and friends step up to protect the man who has always protected them.
Read Book One of Dmitry’s Redemption, from the first family of Russian Mafia Romance/Bratva Romance in the final installation of the Medlov Men Series by USA Today bestselling author Latrivia Welch.
However, even though both brothers want it to be so, nothing can return back to the way it was before the two of them faced Boss Smirnov.
Dmitry accidentally unveils Elsa’s plot; Ivan and Arie do the unspeakable, and an old enemy becomes a new ally.
Plots thicken and alliances form in the latest installation of The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 5 by USA Today bestselling author Latrivia S. Nelson.