Bookaversarie!

Yesterday, April 7, 2016 was one year that I’ve released the first book in my second series! WOW!! Yes, I’ve written a few books since then but it’s still surreal. I mean, I never thought I’d be a published author but then Delphine Publications came along and I’ll tell anybody that’ll listen how grateful I am for Tamika Newhouse. She is a chick that grinds, minute by minute and she it taking the literary industry by storm (If you don’t know her, Google her) LOL.

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But I didn’t start this post to be all sentimental but I’m writing this for somebody out there that doesn’t think they can do it. YES YOU CAN! You can do whatever you set your mind to. Please understand this, writing isn’t for wimps (I’ve said it before). There will be times you push and you still won’t get the sales you thought you should. There will be times you think you’ve written a great book and it’ll still get bad reviews. There will be times you pray for mega support and you won’t get it (even from family and friends). This is why you have to remain strong.

And STOP gauging your success off of what somebody else has. You are not them and they are not you. Don’t expect your book to be on New York Time’s best seller list the day after you publish and no one knows your name. Don’t release a book on Tuesday and expect a major publishing company to pick you up on Wednesday. It takes time in this line of business. Why? Because there are 100 other people writing about the same thing you are. But that’s ok, continue to write.

If you don’t get anything else from this post, get this … remain humble in your gift. Stay the course and it’ll eventually work out. You’ll go from getting $26 royalty checks to $2600 royalty checks … in God’s time! Let your work speak for you and it’ll happen. For the bible tells us in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

So as I celebrate another milestone, please understand; I am not there yet either but it doesn’t mean I’m getting off the ride. One of hese good ole days, I’ll be writing how I went from that $26 royalty check to $2600. Don’t believe me just watch!

God has given me an amazing gift and I know He didn’t give it to me to bury it in the ground because eventually it’ll pay off. So I’ll be patient until it does. You do the same thing. Don’t give up on what you have and what you’ve done. It will work out.

Trust in your gift!

And if you are unfamiliar with who I am, check out the About Lakisha page and visit my Author Page on Amazon or Facebook.

As always
–Happy Reading.
Lakisha

#GivingTuesday – Authors you should know!

It’s giving Tuesday so I thought I’d give you some of my favorite books for you to stock up on. It’s Winter time and what better way to keep warm than to be snuggled up with a glass of wine (or your favorite drink) and your kindle or smart device that has been filled with great books.

Here are my top 10 (right now).

  1. The Wrong Husband by B.M. Hardin

    Wrong Husband
    What’s a woman to do when she marries the wrong man? When the reality is, she should have married her husband’s best friend?

    Sassi appeared to have it all. A career, two beautiful kids, and an amazing husband to match.
    Then why was she so unhappy?
    For Sassi, something had always been missing in her marriage but she’d learned to deal with it. She was unhappy, but she was content. She was unsatisfied, but she was comfortable. And she loved her husband enough to try to see their marriage through to the end. But just because a woman is smiling, that doesn’t mean that she’s happy.
    Secrets are only as quiet as they are kept and when secrets from the past start to reveal, she discovers that she may have fallen for the wrong man all along.
    Things get sticky and soon Sassi finds herself in love with two men.
    Her husband and his best friend.
    But the grass isn’t always greener on the other side because everyone always has something to hide.
    Revenge is a dish best served cold and with lies and secrets, and a scoop of betrayal from the start. Sassi will learn the true meaning of “Til’ death do us part.”

    Get it here


  2. Secrets of A Cheating Heart by Chase Monet

    SecretsCheryl Cartwright is a beautiful woman with a successful career. She wears designer clothes, drives a luxury car, lives in a lavish home and has an attractive husband with a six figure salary. Michael gives Cheryl everything she wants except for one little thing; monogamy. Even though he has been unfaithful to her since their college days, she thought that marriage would end his promiscuity. Unfortunately he never turned in his player card. His position as a top marketing executive makes it all too easy to conduct pleasurable business with his associates of the female persuasion. After suffering a miscarriage at the hands of one of his mistresses, Cheryl decides to leave Michael for good and sets a plan in motion to have her happily ever after with a man from her past. Isaac is the perfect man. He is loving, loyal and honest. Just when it seems like Cheryl will finally have her fairytale ending, Michael throws up a major roadblock. He discovers a secret that Cheryl has hidden from her new beau and threatens to use it against her. The actions he takes to try and hold on to Cheryl cause him to make several enemies. More secrets are exposed and now his enemies want the ultimate revenge……murder! But which one of them is relentless enough to go through with it?

    Get it HERE


  3. Can’t Love What I Don’t Trust (book 1 and 2) by Khara campbell

    Cant loveCassandra had been in love before and if you asked her, love was pain; every day she was reminded of that with the hand she was currently dealt. She struggles to provide for the kids, working a dead-end job while going to school. Stuck in a meaningless relationship, which only involved midnight creeps into her bed, she ends things with Darius in hopes for something better in life.
    Just when Cassandra isn’t looking for anything or anyone, that’s when Marco comes along; he’s handsome, a great father to his son, and a business owner. Marco’s had his share of women and often juggled relationships, but upon meeting Cassandra, his desire is kindled and he has to fight against wanting anything more than just a casual thing. With each day, they both fight the obvious; they want each other. A night of forbidden passion leads them into bed together; they soon wind up going back and forth, as Cassandra begins to date Damian to distract her from the one she really wants–Marco.
    The attraction is strong and the chemistry is explosive–will their efforts to ignore their hearts’ desire trump love, or will they finally give in to what is obviously meant to be?

    You can now get the 2 part series by clicking HERE


  4. Hate the Way He Loves Me by Stacey Covington Lee

    hate the wayZoe Shaw’s childhood was anything but perfect. Zoe, her sister Pam, and their mother, Martha were terrorized by Otis Shaw. The man that vowed to love and protect them had become a drunken, abusive animal that took pleasure in their suffering. But when he begins to look at Zoe with lover’s eyes, she finds herself taking drastic measures to ensure that he ll never hurt any of the Shaw women again. When word gets out that Otis may be resurfacing Zoe, being the strongest of the trio, decides that it’s time for them to move away and start anew. Zoe’s best friend, Desmond Page, moved away a long time ago. Having had a difficult childhood of his own, he and Zoe found love and acceptance with one another and did their best to shield each other from harm. Now that she’s looking to relocate, he suggests that she join him down south.

    Their new home offered everything the Shaw women ever wanted; peace, security, opportunity and even the possibility for love. When Ramon Martinez introduced himself to Zoe, the attraction was undeniable, and despite her better judgment, she allowed herself to fall for the uncommonly handsome business owner. What she didn’t realize was that he was also the product of an abusive home, but unlike her, he chose to follow the example set by his father. His jealousy and insecurity led him to deliver painful consequences for what he deemed inexcusable behavior. But he has clearly underestimated Zoe and the question now is which one of them will survive this battered love.

    Get it HERE


  5. Plain Jane by Tamika Newhouse
  6. Plain JaneSome say, once a good girl goes bad, she’s gone forever. However, reality says once a good girl gets laid the right way, she’s a brand-new freak, right? Natalie’s passionless marriage is slowly dying; one day her husband up and leaves without an explanation. Joyclyn , from the bestselling series, The Ultimate No-No, takes a liking to Natalie and seductively brings Natalie into her world of sex, lust, and the game of who can get it. When Natalie meets William David, their sexual chemistry turns into something more than just a one night. Natalie discovers more than just her sexual beast; she soon finds herself face-to-face with true love. Joyclyn’s envy threatens to get the best of her; she wants Natalie all to herself; find out what happens when the game of who can get it turns into a game of winner takes Natalie.

    Get it HERE


  7. The Surrender Series by Melody Anne

    SurrenderRafe Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets. Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family. He’s looking for a no-emotions attached mistress, she’s looking for redemption.

    They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing more than an enjoyable way to meet his needs, and she battles to not lose herself in him. Spending time with Ari starts cracking the hard shell that Rafe has built around his heart, but he denies the affect she has on him until it’s too late to stop the inevitable conclusion that their relationship is headed for.

    Rafe once believed in happily ever after, coming from a large Italian family. He’s got the Midas touch, since every endeavor he tries turns to gold. That all ends when his wife walks out the door and leaves him blindsided. His devastation quickly turns to steel when he decides no woman will fool him again. From that point on he treats relationships as nothing more than business transactions where both party’s come out mutually benefited.

    Just when Ari has sunk to the lowest she’s ever been she finds an ad in the paper announcing a job that’s too good to be true. It turns out she’s right. She makes it through the intense rounds of interviews only to find out the job is for a mistress to the powerful Rafe Palazzo, owner of Palazzo Enterprises. Rafe gives her a day to think about whether she wants the position or not, and she’s sent on her way, only to find out her mother’s near-terminal position has taken a turn for the worse. Her mom’s only in the hospital because Ari messed up, and her mother’s the one who paid the price. Is Rafe her savior, or will he take her with him straight to the depths of hell?

    Get them HERE


  8. Torn: Confessions of a selfish lover by M. Bradley

    TornOn the outside, Vince is every woman’s dream. He is a summa cum laude Morehouse graduate, and CEO of his own company. He’s handsome, rich, charming, single, and he has no children. So what’s the catch? Unfortunately, he also comes with baggage you wouldn’t believe.

    After losing his father, love lost its luster and he fell back into his youthful playboy ways. Vince decides to make his 32nd birthday the last one he spends as a single man, after a conversation with his best friend. However, love doesn’t follow a set schedule and the bad habits of “Instant Vincent” aren’t so eager to go away.

    Vince begins to wonder if it’s true that love really doesn’t love him and his search leads him closer to home. Mykael, is his doting young assistant, who he now sees through a different set of eyes. Then there is Ksenia, the Russian bombshell with whom the connection was instant and undeniable. Before long, Vince finds himself moving from being shunned by love, to having a pair of incredible women to choose between. Faced with a decision that could leave someone with a broken heart, he must choose. Will he still have the power to choose, or will the choice already have been made for him?

    Get it HERE


  9. Black Butterfly Series by Nika Michelle

    BlackMeet Seantay, Seandra and Renell Beauvois . These three heiresses were raised in the lap of luxury, courtesy of their real estate tycoon father Sean and ex model mother Tameah. Worth over half a billion dollars these sisters are as different as night, day and in between. Get sucked into the whirlwind of drama that surrounds the Beauvois sisters and go through a metamorphosis. Black Butterfly is a sexy, juicy, page turner that will keep you wanting more until after the last page.

    Get them HERE


  10. Some hometown favorites:

  11. Enough Time by Christin Webb
    book (2) When Rhea, Sonja, and Julian decide they want to live life on their terms, their worlds open up so much more than they expect. For Rhea Dudley, everything comes to a screeching halt when the deepest betrayal cuts through the middle of her heart – her husband’s infidelity. Besides attempting to be a loyal wife, daughter, best friend, and teacher, Rhea unknowingly finds herself having to decide between the desires of others or her happiness. Avoiding false love and chasing dreams, Rhea uses her voice through her writing and embraces the idea that loving self never hurts. When Sonja Tremmel was a little girl growing up in the north, she never imagined the trials she’d encounter in life. Forced to grow up fast and learn the art of survival, heading to jail as an adolescent turns out to be the smallest pill for Sonja to swallow when it comes to being pregnant as a young inmate. After hooking up with her guardian angel, Cecilia, Sonja begins to take a long hard look at her past, present, and uncertain future, becoming the inspiration for others to continue seeking redemption and finding love. Even after Julian Jones, a young finance executive, decides to detach from his hurtful past, he continues to feel empty inside. Always known for his strong, confident personality, the perception actually lacks depth. Dealing with rejection from his father, losing his secret love interest, and high profile job, Julian finds console as a mentee to a young inner city youth and makes a decision on leaving a meaningful mark on life. Rhea, Sonja, and Julian all prove that committing to change is sometimes easier said than done. They also learn that tomorrow is not a promise, yet opportunity for change in the moment realized. Will the need for change overpower their ability to move forward?

    Get it HERE


  12. Someday series by Jae Henderson

    SomebodyAs a child Tina “Tee” Long dreamed of having it all and as one of Memphis’ most sought after event planners she appears to have achieved it. Even though creating breathtaking events and rubbing elbows with the social elite seems fulfilling, there’s one thing missing from her fairy tale life—her prince charming. After a string of failed, faith-challenging relationships this woman of God refuses to give up on meeting the man of her dreams. Tee knows in her heart that God will answer her prayers–SOMEDAY. Until then, she tries to remain prayerful and content by occupying her time with work, her sister’s drama-filled marriage, counseling wayward youth and her hilarious girlfriends. When Tee is introduced to an incredibly handsome, retired NFL player named Michael Stokes, it seems that someday has finally arrived. There’s one problem. He’s been marked for death.
    Michael Stokes thought life was over after a knee injury claimed his career as a NFL superstar. He realized just how wrong he was after dedicating his life to Christ and beginning on a wonderful new path as a motivational speaker and book author. He even meets Tee, a woman who makes all the other women he’s dated seem like a waste of time. But when his past comes back to haunt him Michael’s greatest fear is not the loss of his lucrative contract but losing the woman who must be heaven sent. Will Tee accept a man who has a killer on his trail and a surprising new addition to his family? “Someday” is full of adventure, excitement, thrills, laughter and love as Tee and Michael fight to stay alive in order to stay together.

    Get them HERE (along with her newest book)


These are only a snippet of my reading list but these are authors that you should know! Get to know them by downloading their work; reading, reviewing and then sharing it with others.

–Happy Reading
Lakisha

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Free Book Alert! ** 18 First Loves of Delphine Publications

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As Always

Keep Reading!
Lakisha

New Series … Ms. Nice Nasty by Lakisha Johnson

I am so excited to announce that I have a new series coming out next month!! Aren’t you excited?? If you’ve read A Secret Worth Keeping, then you should be familiar with Camille, or Cam; well she’s back and in her own series titled Ms. Nice Nasty. And baby, she’s still the same … That Damn Cam (#TDC). Get ready, buckle up because you are about to be taken on a ride!

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Synopsis::

Camille Holden-Shannon has always been who she says she is, a woman who can command a courtroom and bedroom without opening her mouth! She’s sexy, confident and not afraid; her credentials speak for themselves. She loves her family and her career but she cannot deny the fact that she loves sex and lots of it. She doesn’t break up homes; she simply gets what she needs and she’s gone!

Her career suddenly takes a turn in the right direction and she is thrown into the public’s eye and all hell breaks loose! A secret adds more fuel to the fire already burning inside her chaotic home and to make matters worse she finds herself being tormented by a ghost from her past! Can she hold it all together or will she break under the pressure? Will Ms. Nice Nasty hang up her stilettos or can she come out on top like she’s known to do.

Pre-order now for $0.99 via Amazon by clicking HERE!

Pre-order your copy today! Tweet, Facebook or Instagram me and let me know. Hashtag, #TDC (That Damn Cam) or #MNN (Ms. Nice Nasty). I look forward to chatting with you. If you have a book club and would like to feature any of my books, hit me up!

Keep reading!
Lakisha

2015 AAMBC Literary Awards

Exciting news from the desk of Tamika Newhouse and AAMBC …

The 7th annual AAMBC Awards will take place in Atlanta, GA this summer. Yes, you read this right! This year, there will be an actual award show honoring Hip Hop Fiction writer K’wan Iamlegend among many others. This show is expected to be epic, one for the books, one that you won’t forget as it will feature musical and performance acts as well as appearances from your favorite celebs and authors. Aren’t you getting excited??

The AAMBC Awards will be held June 13, 2015 in Atlanta, GA. And you can now nominate your favorite authors! There are different categories to nominate in. Click HERE and then ask everyone you know to nominate their favorite author.

#AAMBCAWARDS

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