Monday, March 28, 2016

Check Out The Uber Talented Ben Burgess Jr.

Tell a little about yourself. (short bio)

I'm a father, husband, NYPD Detective, Author, and personal trainer. I'm a person who wants to leave a lasting, positive difference in the world.

What can you tell us about your books?

I put my heart and soul in every book. I believe art imitates life, so when fans read my books, I want to challenge them with stories that will make them think. With all of my books, my goal is to stir the readers emotions. 

What genre do you write and why?

I write African American Fiction/Urban Fiction and Contemporary Romance. I write in those genres because I feel they're broad enough for me to write realistic stories. I try to write novels where a majority of people can relate to the situations and characters.

If a fiction writer, is any part of your book based on events in your life?

All of my books have a part of me in them. "Monster" was semi-fictional. 90% of it was true, with a lot of characters, situations, and names were changed around to protect the actual people they were based on. A part of the character design for "Samantha" in my novel "Wounded" was based on a family member of mine as well as numerous women I've met in life. In "Love and Happiness", both Chris and Karen have parts of me in their character design. After interviewing a lot of women to get the "voice" down for Karen, I feel she has such a diverse personality because she was based on lots of women. I feel when an author puts parts of his soul in his work, the readers can feel the emotion in the book and it makes it easier to connect.

What was the greatest challenge you faced with publishing your work?

One of the most significant challenges I'm facing now is convincing readers that not all African American Fiction/Urban fiction book are about drug, baby mama drama, gangs, or crime. I feel that sometime African America fiction is viewed as the "reality tv show." of literature when many stories within the genre are deeper than that. Sometimes its very hard for me to find reviewers and bloggers to give my novels a chance because of the stigma that comes with the genre. While it can be frustrating, I know the best way to change people is by doing it one at a time. I try to alter the opinions of every reviewer I meet with my work.

You are a three time Reader's Favorite International Award Winner. Tell us a little about that and will you be going for a fourth this year? 

I'm a big believer and fan of Reader's Favorite. They were the first book award competition that I won. Even though my first novel "Monster" was received well by readers, I wasn't completly confident in my skill as a writer. Winning that competiton helped me to not only gain recognition, but it also gave me the confidence to continue to write. I've been blessed to win the competition for three straight years, and I cherish it every time I win. I'm hoping to go for a fouth this year when I enter my next novel "Daddy's girl." 

Do you have an interesting writing quirk?

I'm very weird when it comes to writing. I don't follow an outline, everything is mapped out in my head. I constantly rewrite and edit while I'm writing, which is considered a big writers no-no. I have a weird Quentin Tarrintino approach to writing my books. I write the parts as they come to me. It could be the middle of the book, the end of the book, it doesn't matter. As I write more of the book, I make evolve to fit together with the parts that I've previously written.

Do you have a favorite author or book?

My favorite author is Eric Jerome Dickey. His books as well as Richard Wright's Native son, are the reasons why I am an author today. I've been blessed with speaking to Eric Jerome Dickey personally and he has been a good mentor to me. I was honored when my favorite author was one of the first people to support first novel "Monster,"

You can Find Ben Here:


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Book: The Hunted
Author: Christy Anderson
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: Summer 2016
Cover Designer: Francessca's Romance Reviews


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I push my legs as fast as they will go; my body aches from the exertion.

I hear them behind me. 

They are closing in. 

This is part of a twisted game. 

The goal; to catch their prey. 


I am the prize for the Hunter. 

I am The Hunted.

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About The Author

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A whole lot of sarcasm mixed with a bit of Southern charm, Christy Anderson ain’t no
sweet tea kinda’ storyteller.
As a writer of romance, Christy believes it doesn’t all have to be hearts and flowers;
sometimes it is dark and twisted but romance none the less. She mixes terror, revenge,
and a sliver of love and hope into stories about family, struggles, blurred lines, and
Christy lives in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee with her husband, 152 cats (not
really, but close), and one dog.
Her first novel, The Hunted, is scheduled for release Summer 2016.

You can keep informed about Christy’s Work here:

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Book: Knight & Play

Series: Knight #1
Author: Kitty Frech
Genre: Erotic Romance


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There's only one thing in life Lucien Knight really hates, and that's husbands who cheat on their wives.

There's only one problem in Sophie Black's life. Her cheating husband...

From the moment Lucien & Sophie meet, the seal is set.

Romantic, emotional & intensely erotic, Knight and Play is the perfect read for lovers of international bestsellers Fifty Shades & Bared To You. Let yourself be swept away by Part One of the Knight series from Kitty French, a romance so hot it'll burn your fingers...

CEO of Knight Inc. Lucien Knight is catch-your-breath gorgeous and damaged by his troubled past in Norway. All grown up and relocated to London, he's built his empire of adult clubs from the ground up to become the gorgeous patron saint of the sex industry. No one knows the dark childhood secrets that have given Lucien a backbone of steel and a heart encased in ice. No one until Sophie Black, that is...

From the moment girl-next-door Sophie accepts the job as Lucien Knight's PA, she understands how Alice must have felt when she tumbled down the rabbit hole. Lucien takes her safe, vanilla life away and plunges her head first into a huge dish of fantasy flavours. Rich, spicy chocolate covered with dark, oozingly lickable sauce? Check. Tutti-frutti with indecently red, glistening cherries on the top? Yes please.

Lucien strips away all of Sophie's inhibitions, and when he instructs her to select three new toys, she soon realises he has more than a game of Monopoly on his mind... 

He's opened the door to a whole new pleasure packed world without limits, and Sophie is utterly intoxicated. But how far is she willing to go? And what happens when she has to step back into reality again?

Lucien & Sophie's is a story of star crossed love and forbidden passion, a sexual odyssey that spans the globe and changes both of their lives forever. Let it change yours, too.

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What Others are saying

I knew i’d enjoy this book i just had no idea I’d enjoy it this much. My face was actually glowing when I finished and i couldn't stop gushing about Lucien. Word of warning though...that ending!!! Wowsers! ~ Literary Lust

Everyone is always wondering what to read after Fifty Shades of Grey or the Crossfire Series. Well, look no further, Lucien Knight is a knight not in shining armor but in a well cut black suit. ~ All The Raeje Book Blog

Unexpectedly good ! That's how I'm going to describe this book . ~ Goodreads Review

I have one suggestion for reading this book... SWITCH OFF YOUR BRAIN, AND EMBRACE THE SMUT! ~ Goodreads Review

About The Author

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Saturday, March 5, 2016


Anchor Group Publishing is proud to unveil

K.R. Fajardo's Linked,

The Shadow Series Book 2

  Linked, Bk2 The Sahadow Series, by KR Fajardo

Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing

Publishing Date: April 5, 2016

Genre: Fantasy

"Centuries ago I screwed up. Lost control of my darkness and did some things that I honestly wish I could erase from my memory. Feeling I had grown too powerful for my own good, the Council of Immortals banded together to create a linking spell which would forever connect my powers and emotions to those of a mortal with a pure and innocent heart. Unfortunately, the Council foolishly underestimated the depths to which my soul had descended. As a result, I have been forced to watch over and over again as my darkness eventually devoured the light shining within the poor souls chosen to be my Link. I would be lying if a said this didn't bother me, although probably not as much as it should. But regardless of my feelings, fate is fate, and unfortunately for Citera, hers has now become entwined with mine." K.


Six months after K turned their lives upside down, Mikel, Citera, and their friends are beginning to settle into life inside Jaron’s camp. And with no patrols, inspectors, or Shadows around, it is a life none of them would have ever dreamed of having. However when ghosts from K’s past make an appearance and snap her usually unwavering control, Citera begins to be plagued by some strange and alarming symptoms. No longer able to keep the truth hidden, Jaron and K are forced to at last reveal the dark secret they have been keeping from the father and daughter, one that will alter the course of Citera's life forever.
While her friends are adapting to life in paradise, Maya is struggling to survive her own personal hell. Locked in the Tower, she lives from day to day, desperate to find a way to connect with the only person who could make it all tolerable. Jarod, however, wanting to protect her from the darkness that is growing inside him, continues to push her away. But when a trip outside the Tower leads to Jarod learning that he has been lied to by the only person he ever trusted, he finds himself at a crossroads. Should he continue living the charade, protecting people who would just as soon see him dead as to look at him, or for the first time in his life, should he do what is right for him and allow himself to fall for this girl who consumes his every waking thought?

Join the Release Party happening April 5th

New to The Shadow Series? Check out

K The Awakening, Bk1, by K.R. Fajardo.

“Fifty years ago the Shadows betrayed me, left me to wither slowly into nothing, chained deep inside a hidden mountain cave. Meanwhile they took control of my kingdom, killing or enslaving any who would dare oppose them. But I am a patient woman … and immortal. The Shadows should enjoy their reign of terror while they can, in the meantime, I will continue to stare at these dark walls plotting my revenge. After all, it is only a matter of time, and I have all the time in the world.” K.
In the small town of Vicaris, Mikel and his daughter Citera live in and run a small clinic. It’s often chaotic and overwhelming, but neither of them would have it any other way. But their desire to help those in need, regardless of race or status, has often made them a target of the harassment by the Shadows forces.
Even so, when their Full-blood friend Rigar shows up at the back door of the clinic with the emaciated body of a young woman, Mikel doesn’t hesitate to bring her inside. And when they find out only minutes later the Shadows forces, including their henchman the Enforcer, are heading their direction, Mikel bravely puts his life on the line to protect the mysterious stranger.
Unbeknownst to Mikel, this young woman is the immortal queen the Shadows have been searching for decades to find. And it doesn’t take long before Mikel and his friends find themselves thrust into the midst of an ancient feud that will eventually decide the fate of Vanteria once and for all.


Meet The Author

K.R. Fajardo is paranormal fantasy writer who loves reading books that will transport you to another world. A married mother of three and registered nurse for over 15 years, she recently found herself with some extra time on her hands after her youngest started to school in 2013. After a lot of soul searching about whether or not to go back to college for her Master’s Degree, she decided against it in favor of pursuing a long time dream of becoming a writer. In 2014 she released her first novel K: The Awakening and looks forward to sharing her imagination with you in many more to come!
K.R. Fajardo  

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