Well, if you couldn't tell from the crazy exclamation marks, I do have some big news! LOL. I just can't wait to tell everyone. 

The first thing I want to do is give a big thank you to everyone who has been checking out the new guest author/book spotlights and interviews! Thank you for coming over and learning out the books, and what projects the writers might have lined up. Some authors who have visited are as follows:  Bernard Foong, Adrienne Davenport, Celia Kennedy, Rachael Stapleton, Diana Rubino, Rival Gates, Daryl Devore, S.A Starcevic, Michael Aronovitz, Linda Lee Williams and Mika Jolie. I have met so many talented authors on my writing and publishing journey.

Readers, we all appreciate you stopping by. So, thank you!

Secondly, I wanted to inform you that A Little Magick, book two of the Magick Series, is very close to release! The pre-order pages are up, and yes, folks, we have a release date! Yay! So, it's going to be July 20th. I will probably schedule the Facebook release party for that day as well,but you'll have more updates in next month's newsletter or sometime on here. So, keep following along.

In case you're not familiar with this project yet, A Little Magick is the the second part of the Magick Series, my lighthearted take on the fantasy genre. ALM is also a children's book. I aim for this to be a book that both kids and adults can read so don't run away just yet! LOL. ALM is the sequel to Magick & Moonlight, if you're familiar with that book.

Here is the cover and blurb for A Little Magick:


Little Rosie goes to stay with her uncle. There she meets some new friends…and some enemies. She doesn’t know that her emotions will trigger something unusual. So far from home, suddenly Rosie has become a full witch like her mother. For a time, it is great fun to use her powers the way she wants, but can Rosie figure out how to use these newfound powers for good or will she be lost to the dark side forever?

If you have kids or you know anyone with kids, you can go ahead and pre-order the ebook at the following links if you're interested.

Amazon (universal link):


What other news can I give you? Oh, yes. I have been heavily editing Upon Your Love, which will be the third and final book of the Heiresses in Love Series, the conclusion of the Hill saga. Book one and two are out now.

I have also been editing a story called Second Chance Heart, a contemporary romance which will be part of a multi-author anthology coming out in October.

Well, that's all my news for now! Stay tuned for more. You can keep up to date by subscribing to my newsletter, checking out my website, or following my other two blogs below, as well as this one.

You can also follow me on my Facebook profile, like my author page there, follow my Amazon author page or follow me on Twitter

As always, happy reading, everyone! Have a wonderful Sunday night!  :)

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Spotlight: Mika Jolie Visits to Talk About Her New Release!

Today, we're doing something a little different. Author Mika Jolie is stopping by to talk about her awesome new book in a cover reveal!

Hello, Mika! It's great that you're visiting MLB.  :)




Hello! Thanks so much for having me!




My pleasure, of course! So, let me ask a few questions since you're here...

All right.

Can you tell us a little about your latest book? When did it come out and where can we get it? is an actress, singer, designer who grew up with Forrest. There’s always tension between the two. On top of that, they share an infinity tattoo. In Tattooed Hearts we get to find out why they are the way they are. 

Tattooed Hearts will be released around the end of June.



So, what inspired you to write your book? How did you get into writing contemporary romance?

I try to write about every day events so that my stories are relatable. As for contemporary romance, I love that there’s a genre that gives me the freedom to weave life and romance into evocative tales. 

I agree. As writers, there's nothing we value more than literary freedom.  ;)


Let's try another question.


What, do you feel, sets this book apart from other books in the genre?

Ultimately, it comes down to your author’s unique voice. For example, a fellow author friend of mine always points out where she’d add humor in a scene, I go for the gut-wrenching. (Laughs.)

So...give us a teaser or two if you can.


She knocked on the door and waited. Nothing.

She knocked again, a little firmer this time. Still nothing.

Claire reached in her purse and grabbed her phone. Damn, no freaking signal. Another perk of living on the island. Phone signals were capricious. She turned on her heels to the back of the house where she knew he kept the emergency key, then headed back to the front. The night wind penetrated the wool coat with absurd ease, making her shiver. She drew her shawl around herself more tightly to keep out the cold as she fumbled with the key.

The door slowly creaked open; she stepped inside and was greeted by a muted house, which was not typical of Forrest. She headed down the hall, the click of her heels amplified with each step on the wooden floor. She entered the family room. In here, ESPN always blared in the background. Tonight, there was nothing but an eerie, hollow silence.

A bad feeling slithered up the back of her neck.

She dug in her purse for her phone again. One finger dragged along the screen, it lit up. Still no signal. A knot of fear twisted in her gut.


The sound of Forrest's voice, infused with a question mark, caused her heart to jump and fill with joy, relief. She whipped around and faced the main reason she came back to Martha's Vineyard.


Woo! I'm fanning myself here...

So, I'm sure readers are curious about your next writing project. Can you tell us what you've got cooking up now or is that a secret?
No secret. Well, kind of. I’m currently working on a novella. It’s about one of couples from the Martha’s Way series. I don’t have a due date out yet. I’m also working on Keely and Blake’s story. They technically started the series and will close it out. I’m very sad to let them go. At the same time, I’m looking forward to start the Serrano series, which will take place in New Jersey and we’ll get to know Lily’s three brothers a bit more. (Smiles.) That will be a lot of fun. 

That's great! Like me, I see that you never run out of projects to work on. ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by to tell us about this book, Mika! We are definitely looking forward to the release in late June!

Readers, you'll just have to pick up a copy of this exciting contemporary romance!  :)


Here is the blurb.


Being someone first love is unforgettable. Being their last is immeasurable. 

Claire Peters should be on top of the world. She owns the radio waves and has a budding movie career. But her heart longs to be rooted. Ten years ago, she fled Martha's Vineyard to pursue her dream and to make something of herself. But there’s still a void.  After a decade of running, she returns to the island hoping to find her happiness with the man she’s loved all her life. 

When a tragic event shatters Dr. Forrest Desvareaux’ well-balanced world, the Vineyard’s hometown good guy discovers everything in his life is based on lies. Angry and betrayed, he turns to Claire - the one woman who has indelibly marked him.  

Is it possible to run back to the person who broke you? Forever linked, Forrest and Claire are an unending continuum. But she’s a wildflower and Forrest’s roots run deep on the Vineyard. Can they accept home is not a place but a feeling?

This book sounds awesome! I can't wait to read it!


Here is the Goodreads link so that you can add it your Wishlist:


About the Author:


Author of contemporary sensual, empowered romance, with fun relatable characters. Member of Secret Cravings Publishing. I live in New Jersey with what I often refer to as my Happy Chaos or my three men, which comprise of my husband and our two energizer bunnies. When I do have time to breathe, I like to run, hike with my camera at hand, and work on my gardening and knitting skills.

For latest news on my current WIP, interviews with fellow authors, or just to see what I’m up to, check out my blog: While there, sign up for my newsletter for latest news and giveaways. No spamming. 


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