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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Holidays and Deadlines

Somewhere, there is a writer burning stuffing but keeping a plot tight. Well, I'm not burning stuffing but I am trying to keep this plot tight. When you're a writer, holidays only mean time to writer. With my hated day job and this bootleg holiday schedule, I'm in danger of writing at the Thanksgiving table on Thursday, but not during the Cowboys game. Hey, I got priorities. But I digress.

Writing during the holidays will cause different reactions from family members. There's Uncle Joe and his,"girl,when are you going to write about me?"
Normally, Uncle Joe is way past his prime and his stories about how he met your auntie -- creepy! While you want to tell Uncle Joe to have several seats, he'll drop a nugget that more than likely will end up in your next book. This is why you always bring rum for Uncle Joe.

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Sometimes, I like to pretend I'm a blaxploitation heroine. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Book Page reviews Love After War

This morning, I logged on to Twitter and got my happy dance on when I saw a tweet from @BookPage. This monthly book review publication out of Nashville reviewed Love After War.

Here's what they said:

In a world of wealth and glamour, former lovers reunite in Love After War by Cheris Hodges. Two years after Dana Singleton’s boyfriend declared that things were over, she finds herself back in Los Angeles and face-to-face with Adrian Bryant—the very guy who broke her heart. A celebrity photographer based in New York City, Dana is on assignment on the West Coast to take publicity shots for a film studio. Running into her old flame wasn’t on her agenda, but there he is, a successful nightclub owner, still as handsome as ever. With one look at Dana, Adrian realizes his mistake. He immediately knows he wants her back, even though wooing the woman he still loves is a distraction from the goal he’s been pursuing since their breakup—revenge on the man he’s learned is his biological father, a hotel magnate who turned his back on Adrian and his mother. As Dana becomes aware of Adrian’s obsession, she realizes he’ll have to come to grips with his past before they can find a future. This story sizzles! 
Read about more sizzling pick from Book Page!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

And the winners are. . .

I want to thank you guys for hanging out on my blog and playing my little reindeer games. LOL! The winners of the autographed copies of Love After War are: 

Pamela Bell English
and Shante Holloway!! 
Congratulations. Please send me your mailing addresses to so that I can send you your books! 

Thank you to everyone who has supported my work and I do hope you will enjoy Love After War! 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Which is sweeter? The love or the revenge? Find out this Tuesday in Love After War

This girl right here is not living for the weekends, but living for Tuesday, Nov. 5, the official release date of Love After War.
I hope you will support my latest book. The story of Adrian Bryant and Dana Singleton was a great one to write. I had so much fun digging into the love story between these two. And can I tell you how close I am to getting a motorcycle. You'll understand when you read the book. 

I need you, dear readers, to stop me from signing up for Harley Davidson of Charlotte's rider's edge class. Y'all know if I get a motorcycle, it's going to be a hot time in the city. I think I'll just get a motorcycle jacket and matching boots. After all, you can't drink Starbucks and cruise the highway. :) 
This is my tenth year as a published author. I can't even believe I just typed that. I want to thank everyone who has ever picked up a Cheris Hodges book. I hope I can count on you to pick up Love After War this Tuesday. 
First week sales are critical. So, with the holidays right around the corner, consider books for gifts. They never expire, they are economical and if you purchase Love After War as a gift, I'll send you autograph labels. Just email me at with the name of the person I need to sign in the book. 
Remember, buy my book this Tuesday and help me spread the word! (On a side note, keep me off a motorcycle! Tell me all the reasons why I shouldn't do it in the comments below.)