Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tour Kick Off: Splitting Karma by @twiety01

Women's Fiction
Date Published: October 21, 2014
Taylor Williams didn't grow up with the loving parents, white picket fence, and a dog. She’s struggled to get where she is and knows that with all she's endured, life can only get better. At 28 years old, she hails as one of the country's top divorce lawyers and is ready to slow down and start a family with her husband. The only problem is he shuts her out and has treated her like everything but a wife since the night he came across her and his boss in a compromising situation. In spite of her innocence, she's determined to make it up to him.

Isaac Warren is bad business; the kind of bad business that requires focus and determination in order to stay alive. It’s also the kind that caused him to shut himself off from serious relationships after the brutal murder of his fiancĂ© three years ago. Now his cold exterior keeps him at bay from everyone except those he considers family and right now that list doesn't have room for anything more than the occasional tryst and nothing more, especially not with the highly acclaimed lawyer he's accidentally stumbled upon.
*This novel is only recommended for readers 17 and older*

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Yes and no; yes because I wish I could stay at home and make 100% of my income from writing, but the reality is that I’m not there yet. No because, I ultimately consider writing to be an outlet, something I always want to do. I don’t want it to ever be something I consider a task or something I feel forced to do.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Actually starting to write! I am the biggest procrastinator EVER! I’ll jot down ideas or witty phases, while telling myself I’m going to write at a particular time, but I usually never do. However, once I start writing, I usually never want to stop.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
Yes, my friend Sharonda Harris. I relentlessly bounce ideas off of her and pick her brain with “what do you think of” questions.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
Simply put, keep doing it. My original goal was to not become one of those authors who release one book and then disappear. Since this is my third novel, I’d say I’m good on that front. Next is that million dollar book deal!!

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
Oh-Em-Gee, YES!! I just finished The Ex Games series by JS Cooper and before that I read Worth Forgiving by Vi Keeland. My “thing” right now is alpha males of the paranormal and billionaire variety.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
Their respect for different sides of the law should keep them apart, but fate won’t allow that…and neither will he.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? iPod

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Definitely vanilla!

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? French fries, McDonald’s French fries.

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Comedy

#5 – iPhone or Droid? iPhone

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy

#7 – Call or Text? Text, talking is overrated.

#8 – Summer or Winter? Summer, I absolutely loathe cold weather.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Coffee!

#10 – eBook or Paperback? eBook

LaShanta Charles was born and raised in the small town of Orangeburg, SC. She has always been an avid reader of all genres, but Urban / African American Fiction has always been her true love and is what inspired her to pursue a writing career. In high school, she began letting her classmates read the short stories that she would write and based off of their feedback, her passion for writing pushed her to become a published author. She published her debut novel, Lovely Lies, in 2013 and released the sequel, Lovely Lies 2, in February 2014. Currently she is preparing to release her third novel, Splitting Karma, along with other projects. In recognition of her work, LaShanta was named National Black Book Festival's 2013 Best New Author and was nominated for 2013 Breakout Author of the Year through the African American Literary Awards Show. Lovely Lies was also awarded Most Underrated Book of 2013 for the Literary Scream Awards.
She lives in Killeen, TX, with her husband and two children. She is pursuing a degree in English at Drury University and also serving in the US Army. Her hobbies include spending time with family, traveling, eating, and of course, writing. Her motto is “strive to excel, not to equal.”

Facebook: Author Lashanta or Lashanta Charles
Twitter: @twiety01
Instagram: LashantaC

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