Date: Aug 4, 2013 by Shamara Ray
August 6, 2013 is the publication date of my third novel, You Might Just Get Burned, and I couldn’t be more excited. With only a couple of days remaining before my novel hits the shelves, I find myself having a surrealistic experience. I can’t believe I’m sharing my third book with my readers.

I remember back when I was in college and I took an African American theater class. A portion of my grade involved performing, along with my classmates,... [Read More]
Date: Jul 7, 2013 by Shamara Ray
As the long holiday weekend begins to wind down, all I can say is WHEW! It’s been a hot, fun-filled ride with family and friends—and it’s not over yet.

I have to admit fall is my favorite time of year, but I can appreciate the 90 degree temperatures and all of the sultry pleasures that come along with it, especially barbeques. On the 4th, I enjoyed a new fruity cocktail, a blueberry-lemonade and Bacardi Limon concoction, which I believe will... [Read More]
Date: Jun 27, 2013 by Shamara Ray
Recipe for Love hit shelves in mass market paperback this week and I couldn’t be more excited. Since its publication in 2011, I’ve been telling readers to ‘keep it spicy’ in their relationships. Of course that phrase can mean different things to different people. When it comes to spice, there are varying degrees of heat. Some like it hot and some prefer it mild. I say the hotter, the better. So, here are some suggestions for keeping... [Read More]
Date: Jun 24, 2013 by Shamara Ray
That’s a question I get asked quite a bit. It’s funny, because each book has been different. I may sit down with just a basic idea of what I want to write and let the story develop organically or I may map out each chapter with a very detailed flow of the story. With Recipe for Love, I wrote primarily during the day. I wasn’t working at the time and spent my days in front of the computer. The entire... [Read More]
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