Lust Bites Magazine Diversity Issue Edition 2

The second issue of Lust Bites is all about Diversity in the publishing community, and getting to know some authors you may not even be aware are taking the charts by storm!

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<strong>Edition</strong> 2<br />

LUST<br />

BITES<br />


FEB 19, 2016<br />

Chatting with RebekahWeatherspoon<br />

<strong>Diversity</strong> and<br />

the challenges<br />

authors face<br />

How being an<br />

author isn’t<br />

so black and<br />

white<br />

Leila Lacey and Letters<br />

To A Little Black Girl

LUST<br />

BITES<br />


Table<br />

of<br />

Contents<br />

Rebekah Weatherspoon...................................................................................3<br />

Leila Lacey................................................................................................................5<br />

Foxy Fitness............................................................................................................8<br />

Savannah Morgan..............................................................................................9<br />

The Nympho Reviews.........................................................................................12<br />

Top 5 Diverse Indies..........................................................................................13<br />

Anticipated Reads/Fashion..........................................................................15<br />

Letters From Letty.............................................................................................17

If you missed the last edition, be sure to check it out! You don’t want to miss out on a thing with this hot new magazine<br />

about the Indie world.<br />

Find the magazine HERE.<br />

And contact us with any comments, questions, concerns, or just to say hey...You might just end up in the next issue.

Chatting with<br />

Rebekah Weatherspoon<br />


So, because we know that with Rebekah Weatherspoon<br />

comes the mouthwatering FIT Trilogy! (Keira and Daniel<br />

RULE!) Tell me how it felt to have FIT win the RT<br />

Award and SATED nominated for the 2015 RT Award?<br />

It felt great, but I don’t think I’ve thoroughly taken<br />

time to process it. When I won the RT Award last year<br />

I was just excited to be in Dallas and praying that I<br />

didn’t trip up the stairs on my way to the stage. After<br />

I was just happy to see so many authors in person for<br />

the first time. It was a great girls night out. As for the<br />

nomination for SATED, I’m just happy that people like<br />

it so much. Win or lose, I’m just happy to be recognized<br />

for one of my favorite couples.<br />

Tell me more about SO SWEET. That cover is absolutely<br />

beautiful in its simplicity and colors.<br />

SO SWEET was a blast to write. I’d just come back<br />

from the 2015 RWA conference in NYC so I wasn’t<br />

sure if my brain was up for another book so soon, but<br />

Michael and Kayla were very cooperative.<br />

How did you come up with the idea of using a online<br />

dating site matching up women with sugar daddies?<br />

I have no idea. HA! My cover artist who did the great<br />

covers for the FIT books asked me to write something<br />

for her. She gave me one prompt—younger black<br />

woman, older white man— and I ran with it.<br />

Okay, so I’ve been following your books, and I’m looking<br />

forward to Soul to Keep. Lesbian Romance isn’t always<br />

boosted up the way I believe it should be. What inspired<br />

you to write this story?<br />

Well Soul to Keep is book 3 in my vampire series. In<br />

the previous books other characters dislike Jill and<br />

Tokyo, independently and for very different reasons,<br />

and they don’t even really talk to each other. I liked the<br />

idea of two people who have no real friends finding<br />

love with each other. And then there’s vampire stuff.<br />

You did something this year that really caught our attention.<br />

You created WOCInRomance, which promotes,<br />

shares, and give love to Women in Color writing romance,<br />

books, and the readers. Why did you start this?<br />

I was seeing that white authors can write anything<br />

and it’s fine. People started talking about diversity and<br />

white women in romance were having no problem<br />

getting their books with black or Asian characters to<br />

print with major publishers, so I knew it wasn’t about<br />

the characters, it was about the authors. I wanted to<br />

create a place to promote our books. Make it easier for<br />

readers to find us and make easier for us to find each<br />

other.<br />

Where can we learn more about WOCInRomance?<br />

Right now twitter is the best place. @WocInromance,<br />

books right at your fingertips. We’ll be launching a full<br />

website later this month.<br />

Why do you think it’s necessary for WOC Authors to<br />

come together and support each other?<br />

Well I think it’s important for all authors to support<br />

each other really. None of us can supply the whole<br />

world with books single handedly. Even the Nora’s and<br />

the Brenda Jacksons of the world need a break. But<br />

unfortunately discrimination is a very real thing and<br />

you have to come together with like minded/situated<br />

people to get over the rough spots.<br />

Have you faced any struggles as an author of diversity?<br />

Yes, but they’re same struggles I face every day as<br />

a black woman. It bleeds into publishing just like it<br />

bleeds into anything else.<br />

What advice would you give to other authors who are<br />

Indie?<br />

Don’t give up. Pay attention. Research. Read, for the<br />

love of god read. Get a copy editor, or pay your English<br />

teacher sister in cookies to read your stuff. Get a<br />

good cover artist. Don’t give up.<br />

What events will you be going to this year?<br />

For sure, I will be at the RT Convention in Las Vegas.<br />

Any more WIPs or more series that you have in store for<br />

us all?<br />

SO RIGHT, Michael and Kayla’s next story should be<br />

out by June. Fingers crossed.<br />


Talking with<br />

Leila Lacey<br />


Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed for <strong>Lust</strong> <strong>Bites</strong><br />

<strong>Magazine</strong>!<br />

Tell us about your most recent book!<br />

Well the ones that are releasing in January and February<br />

are I Remember Me and Chocolate Covered Valentine.<br />

Chocolate covered valentine is of course a short story of<br />

all types of naughtiness for Valentine’s Day. I Remember<br />

Me is a Romance/Mystery/Suspense. IRM is the first<br />

book of this type for me. I am always trying to push<br />

myself and expand what I can offer the readers.<br />

What inspired you to begin writing?<br />

I have always loved to read. Romance books to be specific.<br />

When I was young I wished that I could read<br />

about a book with men and women that reminded me<br />

of real people, not just me, but the variety of people I<br />

know. As I got to be a teenager I realized I was going<br />

to have to write that book if I wanted to read it. LOL! I<br />

never imagined for a minute that I could self-publish.<br />

The “publisher” route is so daunting. I just figured that<br />

would be a bucket list kind of thing. Then some friends<br />

of mine told me about NANO Wrimo, in 2012 and the<br />

rest is history.<br />

very wealthy husbands house… grocery stores are not<br />

her hang out. LOL But she made me think of a character<br />

I want to put in one of my books. So I guess you could<br />

say anything can give me a story line. LOL<br />

How do you think the market is changing for Indie Authors?<br />

It’s opening up for the author to keep the money THEY<br />

themselves worked hard for and put a lot of money into,<br />

first of all. It is also opening up what we see on the book<br />

shelves. Not every woman is a damsel in distress and<br />

not every man is a good strong loving fella who is misunderstood.<br />

There are strong take charge women in the<br />

world that don’t NEED a man, they want one. There are<br />

also asshole men that are just assholes, someone can<br />

love that. I have a uncle that has 3 wives, and I am pretty<br />

sure he is a professional asshole. So we all want something.<br />

LOL There is a cookie cutter way of doing things<br />

in all professions, but when the mavericks are given a<br />

chance to break out society is forced to say “well that<br />

may have been THE way but it isn’t the ONLY way” and<br />

are required to make change or sink.<br />

What recommendations do you give authors who are struggling<br />

to get in market?<br />

Do you have a favorite book couple?<br />

In my books it would be Nya and Sal, from the Curvy<br />

Goddess Series. They remind me of couples that I know.<br />

While Nya tries to pretend she isn’t soft and lovey dovely<br />

she is; only for one person, and that is her husband.<br />

While Sal acts like he is devoted only to his penis, he<br />

would fight the devil in hell for Nya! They are the type<br />

of couple I love to read. . I don’t really have one for the<br />

books I love. I mean I love them because of the book<br />

as a whole. I even love the protagonist for being an ass<br />

or bat crap crazy. It all just comes together to make me<br />

love the story.<br />

How do you come up with the ideas for your novels?<br />

Life: Mine, my friends and family, T.V., internet, all over<br />

really. I saw a lady walking around the grocery store<br />

the other day she was taking orders on the phone from<br />

someone and she seemed WAAAAY out of her element<br />

in the $600 and up heels and the outfit that looked pricey<br />

and was really skimpy. I remember thinking… that is<br />

a spoiled little girl who went from daddies house to her<br />

6<br />

DO NOT GIVE UP!!!! You are not like anyone else.<br />

There are people out there that want to read your story.<br />

Also, another writer does not have to fail for you to<br />

succeed! There is room for all of us so don’t attack other<br />

hard working people in the vein of competition and<br />

the so called take no prisoner’s attitude. Focus on your<br />

STORY! Not theirs and you will be successful<br />

What are some of the difficulties you’ve faced as a WOC<br />

author?<br />

Marketing, marketing, marketing. Did I say marketing?<br />

LOL! It is so hard to find the right type of marketing<br />

for your book and to get it in front of the right eyes.<br />

There are so many people lying and saying they know<br />

just what to do just give them $2600 and they will make<br />

you triple that if not more. They actually make you $3!<br />

So really that has been so hard. When I have marketing<br />

in place my books FLY off the shelves so to speak when<br />

I don’t they collect dust. The other thing is other back<br />

biting authors who pretend to be presidents and CEO’s<br />

on FB. Using FB as their platform to be bullies. That is<br />

so annoying.

Speaking of powerful books for diverse readers, tell us<br />

about Letters to a Little Black Girl. How did this come<br />

about?<br />

daughters, sister, mothers, friends all came out and<br />

said…. I will! I am STILL so blown away! The call was<br />

answered and I got busy! My husband would tell you<br />

I’m never not busy! LOL<br />

OH! THIS is the most important book in my life right<br />

now. More than my very first published story. I was<br />

raised to have respect for yourself and your family. My<br />

grandmother use to say, when you are cutting up in the<br />

street people aren’t just looking at you. They are looking<br />

at me and your mother too. So I am and have always<br />

been conscious of my behavior. Now am I perfect? NO.<br />

But the thought is there. Fast forward to 35 years later<br />

and we have women going to awards shows NAKED…<br />

BUCK STARK RAVING NAKED…… in the words of<br />

Bernie Mac “BUCKED NAKED! I can see your Public<br />

hairs” LOL.<br />

They are “dancing” and practically well some of them<br />

are actually having sex on the dance floor. We have<br />

young girls PLANNING to get pregnant so they can<br />

get on reality TV. We have girls that can’t read, let alone<br />

know how to handle themselves on the job and be professional.<br />

Or 15 and 16 year old girls are in ABUSIVE<br />

relationships! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! Abusive?<br />

NO! We have to do something, our society is going to<br />

hell… FAST!<br />

I had been thinking for years I want to right an advice<br />

book about my experience as a single mother. I knew,<br />

I’d made mistakes and corrected mistakes that other<br />

females were and will be making. But I kept thinking<br />

there is more, there is so much more! So I thought if I<br />

could get a group of women to work with me. All of us<br />

giving advice on various topics and put it all in a book<br />

for young girls, their mothers, and grandmother. I mean<br />

they may already know but haven’t thought to say the<br />

words to their daughter or granddaughter, so this book<br />

could start a crucial conversation in the lives of all three<br />

generations. BUT I didn’t think people would want to<br />

help, AND I was still so new to publishing I wanted to<br />

wait a minute.<br />

So I did, 2 years and then one day, my son was telling<br />

me about this girl he was involved with and what a mess<br />

she was, and I got a bug up my butt and I posted on FB<br />

a request for the women that I am “friends” with on my<br />

page to let me know if they would be willing to contribute<br />

to the book. To be honest, I expected nothing.<br />

But then these amazingly smart, talented, funny, wife,<br />

7<br />

What gave you the idea for LTALBG?<br />

My mother was mentally and physically abusive to me.<br />

For years I use to tell people I was never having kids! I<br />

didn’t like kids. When I had them I realized that wasn’t<br />

true. I was afraid of being like her, the type of mother<br />

she was to me. Each time I have to discipline my children<br />

or give them advice make a decisions pretty much<br />

anything having to do with being there mom, I question<br />

myself. A LOT! So much so it has kept me up at night. I<br />

have often thought, how would someone other than me<br />

with the mother I had, handle this? Is there a side to this<br />

that I may be missing? I have prayed for someone to<br />

bounce things off of or just something to read and help<br />

me know I am making relatively good decisions. Books<br />

have always been my thing so naturally when I thought<br />

of helping that is what I thought of.<br />

What authors did you get together for this project?<br />

Not all of them are authors, some of them are just loving<br />

women in the community but this is the list of women<br />

that have contributed to the book. My hands down favorite<br />

people in the world right now.<br />

Amber Patton<br />

Carla Knighton<br />

Catrina Thomas-Jefferson<br />

Danyell Williams<br />

Ebony Simone McMillan<br />

Leila Lacey<br />

LeTeisha Newton<br />

Linda I. Brown<br />

LiSa Marie<br />

Lydia Evette Ruff<br />

Meka Harris<br />

MidnightAce Scotty<br />

Shawanna Coley<br />

Shea Swain<br />

Author Sherika Lewis<br />

Shyla Colt<br />

Stephanie Pittman<br />

Tracye Osby<br />

What was the message that you wanted to get across with

this project?<br />

That what one person is doing does affect us all. That we all should care, and that we all MUST contribute something<br />

positive to raising our children if we want things to get better.<br />

I understand the proceeds are going to some pretty important charities. Could you tell us more about that?<br />

YES!!! I am going to donate 70% of the proceeds to non-profit organizations that help girls. Not that I don’t think<br />

the young men don’t need help. But I think we as the “mothers” of the community need to focus on our girls. So<br />

I am going to donate evenly to 3 different girl oriented charities that I have in mind. You can see a list of them at<br />

the website for the book HERE<br />


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Based on Seducing Cinderella by<br />

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Savannah Morgan<br />

Secrets: A Sapphire Springs Novel<br />

Enter a world of danger, lust, intrigue and love. Enter the world of<br />

Sapphire Springs, Montana, where the suspense will have you on<br />

the edge of your seat and the sexy romances will have your panties<br />

melting and your heart pounding.<br />

There is a world of Secrets out there. A world where nothing is as<br />

it seems. A world of the Italian Mafia, Eurasian Crime Organizations<br />

and Government Black Ops. Will the Mafia Ice Princess melt for<br />

the Native American Black Ops Agent?<br />

Tia Mitchel has lived a dual life from a young age. Now, as an<br />

adult, with desires and needs of her own, she fights for her right<br />

to live the life she wants rather than the one mapped out for her<br />

since birth.<br />

Cole Lawson quit The Unit after being betrayed and left in enemy<br />

hands. Now he is being pulled back in for one final mission. Destroy the woman he loves and he gains his freedom forever.<br />

Come take a harrowing journey with Tia and Cole as they fight insurmountable odds against each other, two Mafia factions, the US Government,<br />

and the lies and secrets that have kept them apart. Will trusting one another be more deadly than the secrets they keep?<br />

Author’s Note: Although Secrets is a standalone book, I would highly recommend you read Dreams: A Sapphire Springs Novel, book 1, first. The<br />

Sapphire Springs series is a connected series in that the characters are recurring and are connected through deep familial ties and friendships. The<br />

Sapphire Springs Series is an Adult Contemporary Romance and is intended for audiences 18+<br />

Amazon Smashwords<br />

Dakota’s Autumn: A Deadly Flowers Story<br />

Flowers can be beautiful,<br />

For over twenty years Shane Black has been a man searching; searching for his missing twin brother, searching for the man who tore his family<br />

apart, searching for a way to reclaim his identity, searching for a home. In the middle of a mission where his cover is blown, Shane awakens to<br />

find himself in a shack in the middle of South America where the beautiful little flower who saved his life has left him and taken the formula<br />

he was sent to recover. Now he must find his way home with the few items she has left for him and start a new search. For her.<br />

Flowers can be deadly,<br />

When Autumn is abducted by the man responsible for destroying Shane’s family, he must face his personal demons and join forces with<br />

those he holds responsible for betraying Autumn. As Shane and the Deadly Flowers race to bring Autumn home safely, she stumbles onto<br />

what Shane has searched most of his life for, but will they be too late to end the reign of terror of a madman.<br />

Flowers can be healing.<br />

Autumn Bennett is a woman of many talents and secrets. A top<br />

rate trauma surgeon and a master of Dim Mak, she is as complicated<br />

and deadly as the flower she is named after, the Autumn<br />

Crocus, a flower known to have both healing and life-threatening<br />

properties. Autumn’s professional life is turned upside down<br />

when she is falsely accused of killing a patient. At odds as to<br />

what she should do she turns to the family business, a private<br />

security firm where her cousins have banded together to create<br />

an all female covert ops team, the Deadly Flowers. Using her<br />

skills as a healer, and her mastery of Dim-Mak, Autumn winds<br />

her way in and out of her two careers searching for answers to<br />

where she belongs, in her life, in her complicated family and the<br />

man who fascinates her above anyone else.<br />

Amazon<br />


Winner’s Circle<br />

Winner was<br />

the awesome<br />

kat relim!<br />

Winner was the<br />

amazing kristen<br />

m. long!<br />

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Enjoy a movie night with author<br />

LeTeisha Newton as she watches<br />

Pretty Woman live with her fellow<br />

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Use hashtag #OHGMovieNight on<br />

March 1st, 2016 at 7pm CST on<br />

Twitter to join in the fun!<br />

Oh, don’t have the movie? That’s<br />

okay, you could win a free copy<br />

during her FB Hop on release day!<br />

But that’s not all. She will also be giving away PJ bottoms, jewelry and eCopies of the book at her FB Troubled<br />

Heores Release Party on Feb 29th 2016 with USA Today bestselling author Michelle Monkou!<br />

Don’t miss all the fun with us while we have great fun! Because<br />

<strong>Lust</strong> <strong>Bites</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> has a bunch in store for you and we don’t<br />

want our <strong>Lust</strong>ettes to miss out on a thing.<br />

If you have any questions , want to know how to participate,<br />

want invites, or in general want to tell us how awesome you<br />

are, just contact us at:<br />

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We look forward to seeing you all there! In PJs!<br />

Becuse what’s a good movie night without pajama<br />

selfies?<br />


For those who<br />

enjoy a bite<br />

What if what you needed most in the world was so fucking<br />

twisted that you couldn’t hope you’d ever really find it?<br />

And what if, through that twisted act, you found a way to<br />

forgive yourself, and find out how to love?<br />

Let’s face it, romance isn’t always pretty flowers and sweet emotions erupting through you. It can be<br />

dirty, can tear you up, spit you out, and then build you into a stronger person than you ever thought<br />

possible. That’s what reading Dirty Ugly Toy was like for us. Braxton was a to-die-for hero who was<br />

so messed up that you couldn’t help but wonder what hell he’d gone through. You knew that the<br />

reason he put women through such hell was because he’d had to have a life that was like stomped on<br />

dreams.<br />

And you still wouldn’t exactly come close.<br />

This book took us on a whirlwind for emotions, made us wonder why the hell JEssica (in the book,<br />

not our Jessica :D ) didn’t like the color purple, and what had twisted her to become the very thing<br />

that Braxton hated—and craved. There are so many small surprises throughout this novel that you<br />

never feel like the story lags or doesn’t make since.<br />

Each chapter builds on the last. Secrets get worst. Love grows stronger, but the darkness, that delicious,<br />

dangerous edge of the end coming was so close it danced on your taste buds until the very<br />

end. We were pissed when the books ended, personally. Why? Because we just didn’t want this book<br />

to end. EVER.<br />

So many things were satisfying at the end: the tie-ups of loose ends, clarifying backstory, happy endings<br />

(yeah that’s plural!), and good old fashion comeuppance, that you just wanted more. Dirty Ugly<br />

Toy was beautiful, heartbreaking, sexy, tragic, uplifting, and devastating in one amazing package.<br />

That cover NAILED it, and you’ll understand what we mean when you read it.<br />

All in all, we will be picking up many more of K Webster’s books, and Dirty Ugly Toy is a book you<br />

do not want to miss.<br />

Pick it up HERE<br />

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Dity Ugly Toy by<br />

K, Webster


J.J. McAvoy<br />

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Brittainy Cherry<br />

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Eve Langlais<br />

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A sweet and steamy New Adult Romance<br />

from Amazon bestselling author<br />

of the Ruthless People series, J.J.<br />

McAvoy…<br />

Get it HERE<br />

From USA Today Bestselling author<br />

Chelle Bliss, Without Me is the sixth<br />

book in her alpha male erotic romance<br />

series, Men of Inked.<br />

Get it HERE<br />

“Unexpected ... a fairy-tale love story<br />

to be savored.” --Romantic Times<br />

Get it HERE<br />

The law can’t touch me, but a life of<br />

crime is a life of punishment without<br />

handcuffs.<br />

Get it HERE<br />

“Marry me” were the last words<br />

Luke thought he’d say to a perfect<br />

stranger. Then again, Lissette never<br />

dreamed she’d actually say “yes”.<br />

You Don’t Find Love, It Finds You.<br />

Get it HERE<br />

Get it HERE<br />

A talented singer loses her ability to<br />

speak after a tragic accident, leading<br />

her to a postcard-perfect seaside<br />

town to find romance.<br />

Get it HERE<br />

There were three simple rules:<br />

Be available.<br />

Be discreet.<br />

Don’t fall in love.<br />

Get it HERE<br />

A drastic personality change brought<br />

on by a person’s upcoming twenty-fifth<br />

birthday and the realization<br />

that they have been EXISTING for a<br />

quarter of a century but not LIVING.<br />

Get it HERE<br />

I was warned about Tristan Cole.<br />

“Stay away from him,” people said.<br />

“He’s cruel.”<br />

“He’s cold.”<br />

“He’s damaged.”<br />

Get it HERE<br />


Jessica<br />

and<br />

LeTeisha’s<br />

Anticipated Reads<br />

and Must Have<br />

Reader Fashion!<br />

Jessica<br />

March 14, 2016<br />

Chloe Madison. That’s me. A former NYU princess<br />

who just fell from grace, right off my pampered<br />

Manhattan throne and onto the unforgiving<br />

steps of Nicole Brantley, socialite and queen<br />

bitch. Now, I walk her dog and mix her smoothies.<br />

Try to navigate my own problems while fixing<br />

all of hers. I want what every New York girl<br />

wants. A career, an apartment, and true love,<br />

preferably in a smoking hot package. It turns out<br />

I’ll have to fight for all of it.<br />


GET ONE<br />

LeTeisha<br />


March 1, 2016<br />

GET ONE<br />

“You Were Here is wrenchingly<br />

beautiful in its honest and achingly<br />

accurate portrayal of grief and how it<br />

breaks us-and the way unconditional<br />

friendship puts us back together.”-Jo<br />

Knowles, award-winning author of<br />

See You At Harry’s and Read Between<br />

the Lines<br />


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Letters from Letty<br />

Advice for authors and readers who love them<br />

Dear Author (and Reader on this one!)<br />

How about we look at the numbers, eh?<br />

Please understand how the $0.99 book isn’t always the best decision, and how<br />

this hurts the market.<br />

It’s a bit odd to say this, but it’s very true. Everyone loves a good deal, right?<br />

And you’re right. It’s great for a first book, a special pre-order price, and a special<br />

gift to readers (because truly, we wouldn’t be here if not for you guys!). But<br />

that doesn’t mean that readers should then turn around and feel that all books<br />

should be that price.<br />

0.99 gets an author 35% royalty, that means 0.34.<br />

Hey, if the book is less than 100 pages, then I’m all for that. More than that<br />

though? Now, you’re coming into darker territory.<br />

2.99 or more gives the author 70% royalty, that means 2.24 a book.<br />

See the difference now?<br />

From 2.98 to 2.98 that is the difference of dollars for an author. So please, understanding<br />

that 0.99 can be great, wonderful, and amazing, but not all books<br />

shouldn’t be at this price. You shouldn’t expect books over 100 pages to be that<br />

rate, especially when many are willing to pay 6.99 for a Big Publisher author.<br />

So, hey Indie Authors, stop hurting yourselves. Readers, support the Indie livelihood,<br />

and make sure that you are loving the authors you can’t stop reading.<br />

Until next time stay Fab, Fierce, and Geeky.<br />

Letty<br />


Meet the Co-Founders of <strong>Lust</strong> <strong>Bites</strong><br />

<strong>Magazine</strong><br />

LETEISHA NEWTON is an author, blogger, massive geek, and villain<br />

lover. Professionally published since 2008, she really didn’t seem to<br />

catch her stride until 2012. (You know how it is, life and all that jazz<br />

takes over). Then she used her love of Anime, random trivia knowledge,<br />

and excessive world building to create her paranormal romances.<br />

Somewhere along the way she got a bunch of scrapes, bruises, and thick<br />

skin. That probably has more to do with her mini-alpha in training then<br />

writing, but we won’t tell her that. When she’s not tapping away at the<br />

keys, she’s watching Anime, playing her Playstation, or arguing about<br />

why female superhero poses are IMPOSSIBLE, albeit sexist. One day<br />

she’ll have her own comic, and she’ll do it the right way (she just has to<br />

learn how to draw!)<br />

JESSICA ADKINS-CHARLES is a blogger, PA, and mom extraordinaire.<br />

Owner of Bottles & Books Reviews and Anchored by Books Promotions,<br />

she spends her days writing rocking reviews, wearing her Personal<br />

Assistant tiara while promoting authors & sipping on champagne<br />

in her pajamas (she only wishes!). The best part of her day though is<br />

spent pretending to be a variety of Nick Jr. characters while chasing<br />

after an over-active toddler boy. She dreams of skydiving out of a plane,<br />

visiting the Eiffel tower and taking over the world one step at a time.<br />

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