What’s Up With Deatri

Posted on February 17, 2013


We’re almost two months into the New Year already. Wow, this year is going fast. I hope it’s treating you well. Okay, lemme tell you what I’ve been up to.


Last Friday (15 Feb) I was a guest on the Blogtalk radio show FAT Fridays where we discussed my nonfiction title Become A Successful Author. Click here to listen to the episode.

Today (17 Feb), at 7 p.m. Eastern, I’ll be discussing romance on Read You Later, another great Blogtalk radio show. As an added treat, Yolanda Johnson Bryant will also be interviewed by our host Lasheera Lee. I hope you tune it. Click here to listen. Or call (805) 727-7017 to listen or chat.

Romance Slam Jam. I love, love, love this readers and authors conference. You know I’m there every year, but this year I’ll be missing it. My hubby of 25 years and I will be on a Mediterranean cruise at the time of the conference. You all that go, have a BALL! Please spread the word about the conference. http://www.romanceslamjam.org and I’ll see you all next year.


My latest title, Stolen Heart, is finalist for four Emma Awards! For those of you who don’t know, the Emma Awards is the premier awards event for Black Romance authors. Stolen Heart was nominated for Best Book of the Year, Best Hero and Heroine! Oh and the cover was also nominated for Best Cover. If you haven’t picked up your copy, please do and spread the word.

Stolen Heart

Desperate times call for desperate measures!

Purchase Stolen HeartIn the midst of a desperate time, Taylor Paige reverts to a life of crime; however, the tables have turned and it’s Taylor who ends up missing a most valuable possession. She falls in love with her target, and he steals her heart.

As CEO of a multi-billion dollar company, Mike Hughes appears to be at the top of the world. In reality, he longs for something he has never had, a loving family. When Taylor Paige drops into his life he thinks his prayers have been answered, but then he discovers her extra-curricular activities and sets out to save the woman he loves from herself. The problem—she doesn’t believe she needs saving.

Purchase in the following formats: KindleNook or Print

Upcoming Releases

The second installment of the Black Widow and the Sandman series is due to be released early March! While you are waiting, be sure to pick up Black Widow and the Sandman.


Black Widow and the Sandman: Danger lurks around every corner in this dangerously sexy suspense.
A mysterious illness is killing children in Cuba, and all indicators point to a terrorist organization being behind it. Black Widow, a drop dead gorgeous scientific genius, and the Sandman, a mercenary the likes you’ve never seen, are brought in to do what government and scientific channels have failed to do — find a cure and stop those behind the plot. Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Hello my Write brothers fans, guess whose story is coming up next? Yep, it’s time to get Mom and Dad back together. Gloria and Tex’s story is written. I had computer issues, which put be behind a bit, but I’m back on it again. I just need to transcribe the novel (it’s in a notebook) and send it to editing. YEAAAAH!  In the mean time, if you haven’t read the Write Brother’s Series, please check it out:

SONS 4 SALE (Write Brothers Series eBox Set): If Gloria Write hears “There are no good Black men…” one more time, she’ll scream. She has four sons who fit the bill anSons 4 Saled not one is married.  Desperate times call for desperate action. During the course of four novels, Gloria sets out to ensure her sons marry. The eBox set includes all four Write Brother novels.

Purchase the eBox set for $7.99  from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Or each novel for $2.99

TELL HER HOW YOU FEEL: Latifah Azimi discovered “too good to be true” literally meant “too good to be true” the hard way. Lesson learned, she swore never to make that mistake again. Then “all too right” Austin Write came along, tempting her to believe in love again.

The impossible happened—control freak Austin Write lost control and fell in love. Unfortunately, the object of his affection has good cause to be leery of love and him. With Tell Her How You Feellove and affection, Austin plans to show Latifah what they can have isn’t too good to be true, but their dream come true.

Click here for an excerpt. Purchase eBook from: Amazon, Barnes & Noble The print version is available as a double header with Santa’s Helper from Amazon, Barnes & Noble.

SANTA’S HELPER: Marybeth Write is a kindergartner on a mission many deem impossible—to see her dad marry their neighbor by Christmas. To accomplish this mission, she’ll have to go straight to the top—her grandmother and the big guy himself—Santa! A kid’s gotta do what a kid’s gotta do.

Five years ago when District Attorney Houston Write lost his wife to breast cancer, he began going through the motions of life without truly living. Then choreographer Sabrina Ingles moved in across the street and reignited a fire within him he thought was long gone. Now Houston is ready to live again and give his child the Santa's Helpermother she deserves.

When Sabrina Ingles’ marriage went down in flames, she swore off relationships and the trouble that accompanies them. But how could she shield herself against the most adorable little girl ever? Marybeth quickly became a part of Sabrina’s heart as Sabrina’s undeniable attraction to Houston grew stronger. Guarding her heart against the type of man fantasies are jealous of has become a full-time job, but she refuses to be burned again.

Click here to view an excerpt. Purchase the eBook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble.  The print version is available as a double header with Tell Her How You Feel from Amazon, Barnes & Noble.

THIRD TIME’S A CHARM: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Twice a fool for love, Desiree Young learned her lesson a little late, but she’ll never forget it—Just say no to romantic relationships! Work has become her life, and she Third Times A Charmhonestly loves every minute of it until… Until nepotism rears its ugly head, and she may lose everything she’s worked so hard to the most irritatingly-sexy grouch ever.

Two failed marriages have taught Dallas Write a valuable lesson—There is no such thing as happily ever after. Work is dependable, and he loves what he does. After his beloved great uncle leaves his business to him, Dallas must give up his true love—being a master chef—to learn and run the business. Dallas lost both of his businesses to divorce and won’t allow his uncle’s business to be taken over by an outsider—no matter how intelligent, gorgeous and perfect for him she may be.

Two work-aholics, burned twice by love. Well, you know what they say: Third Time’s A Charm.

Click here to view an excerpt. Purchase this eBook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Print

TEASE: After Eva caught her fiancé in bed with her cousin, she swore she’d never be played for the fool again. Now the ultimate bed-hopper—Tyler Write, has set his sights Teaseon her and she’s having difficulty resisting him.

Tyler can have any woman except the one he truly wants—Eva Simpson. Smooth lines and sweet talk won’t work with her. To have a chance at Eva’s heart, he’ll have to show her who he really is.

Click here to view an excerpt. Purchase this eBook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Print


That’s all, folks.

Have a fantastic rest of the year.

Deatri King-Bey