Backstory: I remember on December 31, 2016, I thought about what I wanted the new year to bring me. One word immediately came to mind and it sums up everything I want to feel, experience and offer in 2017. That word... joy.
a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
"tears of joy"
synonyms: delight, great pleasure, joyfulness, jubilation, triumph, exultation, rejoicing, happiness, gladness, glee, exhilaration
This time, a FedEx plane glides close. Dangerously close and I inhale, praying to feel the rush I used to get as a kid. I wish I hadn’t forgotten my phone, otherwise I would’ve snapped a pic or recorded it. Warren would’ve liked to see it from this angle, but it’s my fault that he can’t.
The wheels touchdown and the squeal of rubber hurts because I still don't feel a thing. I guess I'm just numb in all the wrong places.
As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer. — William Shakespeare
It's May, which means we're now five months into 2017. We're also in the midst of growth and blooming season. All you have to do is look around to see May flowers popping up all around us courtesy of those April showers. These blooms are th
Hi Tia, thank you so much for having me guest post during the release week of To Me I Wed, Book 2 of my Unconventional Brides Series. I’m so excited to bring Lily and Vin’s story to the world. Writing these two meant so much to me.
I first got the idea of writing Lily’s story after reading an internet story about a young women who threw a wedding for herself and like so many of the people in the comments section (it always g
Everything was cold. The chill in the air. The white tile wall trapping Chase inside. The concrete bench she shared with a foul-smelling woman cops brought in just after she arrived. The steel sink and attached toilet in the corner, offering neither a lid nor privacy. And the officer standing inside the doorway casting both judgment and a stern eye toward Chase. This was not the welcoming committee one would expect, especially in her predicament, but the woman didn't have to act so rude
Bestselling Author Sabrina Sims McAfee brings you another steamy romance filled with twists and turns and edge of your seat suspense.
Love and War brings them together. But with evil lurking in the dark shadows will they stay together?
Dr. Sean LeBlanc past experiences taught him that being in serious relationships is not for him. His only interest right now is providing medical care for the underserved people in the Democrat
His resigned sigh brought out the scrutiny in Dr. Patankar’s gaze. “Let’s shift lanes for a minute. Chase, how did things go when you visited with your brother?” The doctor failed to quell Brandon’s uneasiness, instead adding to Chase's agitation. In turn, she folded her arms before inhaling deep and long choosing not to answer. Brandon insisted on inviting the doctor to dinner and now Chase regretted that she allowed it. The salt water-infused air reminded her that the unorthodox settin
The Scenario invited some really cool people to go live on air to discuss self-publishing and I'm doing cartwheels in my head because they also invited me to join them! If you're in the Nashville area, tune in and listen live (107.1 FM/103.7 FM) this Saturday between 5-7 PM (CST).
More Than a Mistress is a love story between Sonia Kennedy, a sommelier (aka wine consultant) and Esteban Galiano, an Argentinean restaurateur. Although the relationship starts out in an atypical fashion, where Esteban pursues Sonia and she eventually becomes his mistress—or a kept woman—they fall in love with each other. To add authenticity to the story, I researched sommeliers and wines and collected wayyyy more information than I needed for the book, so I’ll share a little bit of that
Wine with Writers is back and this time we’re hanging out in the Philadelphia area. We’re bringing five indie authors to discuss Romance, Realism and the Portrayal of African American Women in Popular Fiction at Towne Book Center Wine Bar and Cafe in Collegeville, PA. Join Nia Forrester, Jacinta Howard, Lily Java and me with moderator Ashley M. Coleman of WriteLaughDream on Saturday, March 25 at 5 PM.
What is Wine with Write
Wine with Writers is coming to the Philadelphia area. You’re invited to an author meet & greet and panel discussion on Romance, Realism & Portrayal of African American Women in Popular Fiction, featuring women’s fiction authors Nia Forrester and Tia Kelly.
Join us at Towne Book Center Wine Bar & Cafe in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, the first and only book store in Pennsylvania to serve wine to patrons. Event admission is free
I'm celebrating characters of color with several awesome authors between now and December 4. A big part of the Color of Love 2016 Blog Tour includes a MAJOR giveaway. Here's your chance to get your hands on books by authors that celebrate diversity in romance. One of the books included in the giveaway is a copy of my latest novel, Wrong Time, Right Place… and that winner could be you!
Enter to win one of these six prizes by c
Want to spend the weekend with some of your favorite book boyfriends? Dream of curling up with a good book, enjoying goodies you don't have to share and have everything that will make a cozy weekend reader experience delivered straight to your front door? Well here's your chance!
The celebration isn't over! I'm giving away the Ultimate Reader's Gift Basket and it's filled with a bunch of awesome goodies, including an autographed copy of Wrong
Since high school, a slew of good press made Taj Maxwell a household name long before he became a superstar. Years later, the tide has turned and the same media that made him is out to break him with the help of his ex-wife, and the looming allegations may cost him a plum position with the league.
Dominique Houghton always hoped one day her best friend Taj would be a part of her happily ever after. Her heart broke the day she discovered his g
I hope yours is awesome. Mine has been hectic to say the least, but I'm finally at a point where I can relax a little and enjoy it. One of my plans is to tackle my growing reading list. I'm looking for suggestions, too. If you know of any good summer reads, leave a message on my Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram for me. I have exciting news! The prequel for Warren Jr.'s novel is finally here! Yes, PREQUEL. *smile* (I decided to write novellas for both Warre
Legacy. Every family has a story to tell.
The Legacy series is growing! I remember when I first introduced the Wilkerson family a couple of years ago. Since then, many of you asked about Paige Scott's family, so I released Baby Love and Love Is. Then some of you wanted to know even more about the Scotts, including Trent and Paige's brother Warren, Jr. Well, it took some time, but Warren very well could have met his match in No More Love.
Love Is is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
And Then is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. #loveis giveaway.
It doesn't matter whether you've been naughty or nice… I just want to celebrate the holidays with you and maybe drop something in your stocking for a little extra good cheer! I'm giving away a #LoveIs gift pack that includes a $25 Visa gift card and an autographed copy of my new novel, Love Is.
A fellow author once said, “Tia… you sure do like to paint yourself into a corner with your characters.” I just remember smiling and having a good laugh with her about it, because it’s true. On more than one occasion, I have shared a character’s damning flaws or situation and then had to turn around and point out the good in them with hopes to make them a hero or heroine… after previously convincing the reader that the character was unredeemable. It’s not intentional, it just happened tha
It took a once-in-a-lifetime bond to teach her what love is, and a once-in-a-lifetime betrayal to show her what love is not... Love Is. A different kind of love story.
Diane Collins had big plans for her life, and hoops star Warren Scott was not among them. He doesn't want to be the face of the NBA, and she doesn't care that he is. His reluctance to be part of the limelight disarms her and t