Xyla Turner’s Upcoming Release “Under Further Review”

rw19Xyla Turner’s new novel, Under Further Review, will be making it’s debut on April 15, 2016. Take a look at what the book is about as well as the excerpt. Looks like a very interesting read to me!

Blurb:

Under Further Review is a contemporary, standalone, sports romance.
Shane Sinclair, a professional football player who does not like, entertain or talk to reporters, even when he is mandated to appear for the press conferences. Shane has his reasons for his stance, which strengthens when a reporter blurts out that his father had passed, and he was not informed yet. The only reporter that gave their condolences was one of the lone female sports reporter, Diamond Reeves. Although, Shane kept his stance about the story-hungry reporters, Ms. Reeves wiggled her way through his defenses and Shane finds that he needs to maneuver past hers so that their odd friendship can go to the next level. Shane’s ex-fiancé does not take the break up easily and sets out to cause havoc for the new couple and herself.

Excerpt:

The regular season had started and Shane was back to his normal routine. He looked good, felt good and was playing good all pre-season. The new running back, that was there to replace him, was able to get some play time as well, which did not hinder any of Shane’s statistics. He found that when he was rested up, he could exert more energy. The press room was buzzing and lately asking more “Shane” questions to Matthew. To the point when Matthew said to him, “I wish you would stop being Switzerland. Can you at least talk to them in Morse code?”

Shane erupted in laughter at Matt’s comments, but finally responded with, “Man, I just can’t do it. I thought about it long and hard, but I just can’t. They are like vultures.”

Matt looked at him and said, “I think you didn’t take heed to my warning early on and got burnt, yet never got over it.” He patted Shane on the chest and said, “Some things you got to let go.”

Matt and Shane did not really have the heart to heart conversations, but he respected the guy as a leader and veteran of the sport. He also understood what he meant, to the point where he actually thought about how to rectify his hate-hate relationship with the media.

After their first home game, Shane, Matt and Raymond, the new running back, were at the center table on stage. They all immediately started asking questions, so Matt, being the leader he was, calls on one reporter who had a question for Raymond. Shane spotted the lady reporter that rebuffed him at the bar, he bent over to Matt and said, “Call on the lady reporter in the red shirt.”

Matt looks at him and gives him a knowing smile. Shane shook his head and waved him off. When Raymond finished answering, Matt pointed to the lady and said, “You in the red.”

Her hand was raised, but not in a way that looked like she wanted to be called on. Shane briefly thought, maybe she was right about not being good at the job. When Matt called on her, she looked surprised and caught off guard. She quickly recovered and announced, “Hi, um. I’m Diamond Reeves from WUSA. My question is, what do you guys do for fun besides these awesome press conferences?”

People laughed and even Shane smiled at her wit. He made a note that he liked that. When the room died down, Raymond answered first with, “I sail. It relieves stress for me.”

Matt said, “I hang out with my wife and kids.”

Nobody seemed to think Shane would answer, so when he slid the mic from in front of Matthew, the whole room seemed to turn and face him. Cameras and extended microphones included. They never even gave him his own microphone anymore.

“In my spare time, I work with a few charities and work on my Spanish. But what’s your real question?” Shane asked her, as she stood with her mouth wide open along with the rest of the room.

He thought the question would be a general question for everyone, so he slid the microphone back in front of Matt.

Again, she recovered and said, “Well, Mr. Sinclair, since you asked. I know you and Austin Daniels from the Falcons are good friends, but after that move you put on him.” She shook her head. “You peeped the blitz and ran right past him. You, Matt, saw the opening, passed the ball to Shane for a touchdown, then y’all had the nerve to go for the two-point play and Raymond gets the touchdown. How the hell do you remain friends? I wouldn’t be your friend anymore. Showing me up like that.”

The entire room erupted in laughter at what Shane thought was her cuteness, keen expertise of the game or just her wittiness. Shane even laughed and moved the microphone back in front of him and answered. “That’s funny. Well, to answer your question. Despite this being called a game of football, it’s still a business. And these,” he gestured to his other teammates, “are my business partners, so even though we may not always align, agree and have to run each other over, at the end of the day. We know it’s our job to do so. That’s why we push each other on a daily basis. Austin is a longtime friend and he understands the job very well. So, while it’s a game to you guys, this is our business.”

Diamond smiled at Shane, then nodded her head in approval, agreement or just acknowledgment. Shane couldn’t tell, but he nodded back. No sooner than his head came back up, the other reporters started to fire more questions at Shane. To address all of their questions, he moved the microphone back in front of Matt.

He was done.

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Yours Truly is free TODAY only!

 

Yours Truly is free TODAY only!

Alright ladies and gents,

My first novel Yours Truly is free today on Amazon! So, get it while you can! You can read an excerpt of the book..Look to your right…You see it? Click there. I look forward to your reviews!

 

Recommended Read: Reality, Dreams, and Nightmares by Gaiven Clairmont

Reality,Dreams and Nightmares: Gaiven Clairmont: Amazon.com: Kindle Store.

Synopsis:

Reality, Dreams and Nightmares is a poetically told erotic thriller.

Could it be a demented dream or beautiful nightmare? One thing is for sure, Kimberly’s reality is about to be altered.

Kimberly,is a pretty but intelligent housewife who after feeling neglected constantly by her husband because of his commitment to his career,has a very passionate dream about his best-friend only to find out what she dreamed actually happened.

Horrified and feeling like her marriage is crashing to the floor, she battles with her guilt, the emotional wall which has appeared in their marriage also newfound feelings she has for new “lover”.

The story and plot then unfolds with lies, betrayals, twists and turns as Kimberly realizes that she may not be the only one in this twisted love triangle who is hiding and keeping secrets.,

But as the secrets are uncovered Kimberly’s world and the world of her husband and her “lover” threaten to crumble in astonishing circumstances in this non-stop page turner which will have you at the edge of your seat till the very last word.

Recommended Read: Sereniti: The Takeover (THE SERENITI SERIES)by Dama Cargle

 

Sereniti: The Takeover (THE SERENITI SERIES): Dama Cargle,Tina Sherri Nance: Amazon.com: Books.
Synopsis:

Have you ever been in love so deeply that you love someone more than yourself? Well meet Sereniti Garcia, a beautiful bombshell who has loved her boyfriend Dwayne ‘Nice’ Richard ‘literally’ more than life itself. For 2 years, Sereniti and Dwayne had the perfect storybook relationship until he became KING. Then came the money, cars, and clothes and yes the hoes. What do you do when your love isn’t enough?
A trip to Miami for Memorial Day weekend with her best friend Brooklyn, was supposed to be a getaway from all the drama Nice brings. What it turns out to be is a nightmare, resulting in Sereniti catching a couple of bodies. Sereniti is torn, her mind is saying run, but her heart won’t let her leave.

Kingston is a sexy Jamaican who has a past so deadly, ice runs though his veins. One look at Sereniti, and Kingston is smitten. He falls hard and has no intention of giving her up. The City of Tallahassee has been Nice’s playground and has made him millions, but what will the KING do when his throne is threatened? Find out in this game of deceit, lies, betrayal and secrets. Who will claim and protect the QUEEN? And who will in the end, occupy the throne? This game of chess played out in the Florida streets will keep you on the edge of your seat in breathless anticipation of the next move.

Haven’t posted in a while

Hey everyone! Sorry, I have been missing in action. I’ve been busy promoting and marketing my book. Rest assured I will be back to my daily posts. I also wanted to share some good news with you guys. I am EXPECTING! I just found out and me and the hubby couldn’t be happier about it. So, things are definitely changing in my household. 🙂 On another note, remember my book Yours Truly is available on Amazon and Smashwords. On Amazon, it is $3.99 and on Smashwords its $5.99. Hope you guys have a good night!

Published Author in the House!!

It’s official! Yours Truly has been published! I’m just so excited and proud of myself for following through on what I set out to do. It’s been a long hard road getting to this point & I’m grateful that I was able to stick it out. Now, you can go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/117341 to purchase the book for $5.99! Of course you’re able to sample the book first, but only a small percentage of it. If you do buy it, please be sure to leave a review once you’ve finished it. Thanks again for your support, love, and dedication! Smooches!

Formatting Complete!

Finally, I’m done with the formatting for this book. Sheesh! As soon as I get my book cover, I will attempt to upload it to Smashwords. Prayerfully, I won’t have to make anymore changes. But if I do, then it’s back to the drawing board. But rest assured, the book will either be posted tonight or tomorrow. I will post on here and let you know!

COUNTDOWN TIME!

I am pleased to announce that there is only 5 days left until Yours Truly is officially published!! I am uploading it to http://www.smashwords.com. You can then choose which format you would like it to be in (pdf, mobi, epub, etc.) and send it to that application on your phone or IPAD or whatever it is you use to read e-books. I’m praying that this formatting with Smashwords goes as planned. It’s already giving me a run for my money lol. Stay tuned for me to announce that it is on Smashwords on 12/25! Thanks for your support! I appreciate it greatly!

Which E-reader Do You Prefer?

 

Amazon Kindle eBook Reader

There was a point in time, when actual paperback and hardback books were very popular. But in this day and age, e-books have paved the way into its own technology. I, personally, can’t get enough of e-books. Although, I still do desire a paperback or hardback every now and again. The reason I ask which e-reader you prefer is because soon I will be publishing my novel and its good to know or have an idea of what people like. So, if you can take the time to take this poll & if you desire, tell me your reason for liking that preferred e-reader. Thanks in advance.

A HUGE STEPPING STONE

When I first started this blog, I was just starting my writing venture. I had written a few novels and was mainly trying to get my name out there. Now a year and a half later, I’m actually putting out my first novel on December 25th!! I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I’m hoping Yours Truly (that’s the name of the book) will be a hit! I don’t expect to be an award-winning author over night. Is it wrong to secretly want that? I’m not sure. If I don’t get there, well it’s all good. At least I know that I tried. Some people can’t even say that. So, I count my blessings. I said all that to say be on the lookout for it. I’m going to post on Smashwords, Amazon Kindle, and B & N’s Nook. Not sure about the price yet, but I will figure it out. Also stay tuned for a book giveaway!!! Thanks to all that helped me along the journey. You’re not forgotten. 🙂