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Monday, July 2, 2012


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Today I have the honor of doing my first Author Interview and Giveaway with Stephanie N. Norris on her Blog Tour!

I will do a Author Interview, share some information for her Giveaway, and talk about her upcoming novels! Please try and follow her blog stops and join in the fun!

*Meet Stephanie N. Norris, Author of Trouble in Paradise, her debut novel.

Author Stephanie N NorrisStephanie Nicole Norris is a new up and coming romance fiction author from Chattanooga Tennessee with a humble beginning. She was raised along with six siblings by her mother, Jessica Ward. Always being a lover of reading from early childhood Stephanie loved to read books by R.L. Stine, fantasy, and supernatural. Stephanie always had a natural talent for writing and website design. Starting her journey with writing in 2010 she decided to bring her stories to life. In 2011 her Debut Novel "Trouble In Paradise" was completed and shortly published in early 2012. A romance drama about a 28 year old African American female trying to better herself with a internship and marrying the love of her life, but runs into road blocks and things get so out of control that there are major changes for her future. Her pages tell a story with deception, suspense, and an dramatic twist. Stephanie is inspired by writers like Eric Jerome Dickey, Jackie Collins, Gwynne Forster, and more. She she resides in Atlanta Ga.

Trouble in Paradise

Release date: February 20, 2012
Kindle Edition
Pages 358
Paperback, Expected Release date: August 2012

Victoria is thankful for a lot of things- Joshua, the love of her life, a career change that starts a new chapter, and a condo in the suburbs of Chicago Illinois. Her jaw drops when she opens the garage and finds a brand new Cadillac wrapped in a huge bow. She is ecstatic and ready for the next steps towards her future. This is Victoria’s fresh beginning.

When Victoria and Joshua start their journey things take a turn for the worse. Victoria finds out that her nemesis and Joshua’s ex, Danielle Shumaker has flown to Chicago to try to get Joshua back. Victoria is determined to win this fight, when she finds out Joshua has secrets of his own. Distraught, confused, and mad as hell she falls into the arms of another. When emotions run high and desire digs deep Victoria finds herself caught up in Trouble.

Coming Soon!

Vengeful Intentions, Part II of Trouble in Paradise
Expected Release Date: July 16, 2012
Sold on all Ebook formats

What will happen when LOVE crosses the line?After serving eight long months in jail and becoming obsessed with the woman who put her there Danielle Shumaker is released when the evidence held against her comes up missing. With Victoria clouding her mind with thoughts of revenge Danielle is caught off guard when someone else wants to make her pay for her past transgressions.

Not needing the added drama Victoria is still torn between her feelings toward Greg and her undying love for Joshua. With new knowledge that Danielle has been released from jail; Victoria is stunned into disbelief knowing that Joshua has not been honest with her.

Things heat up when Joshua catches wind of Victoria’s affair and Caroline wants her husband back by any means necessary. Will this love story end in tragedy or will these couples learn to forgive and forget? Find out in part II of Trouble In Paradise.  


Q: How did you come up with the title?

A: I knew the concept of the story would have a lot of drama in it and the name of the condominium’s the main couple in the story Victoria and Joshua move to are called Paradise Condominiums. So from then on Trouble In Paradise was formed.

Q: What sparked the idea of your novel?

A: I’ve always had these stories in my mind running rampant. They would keep me up late at night and I would toss and turn not able to sleep because the characters would be doing all sorts of things. I knew I had to release these people somehow and writing is the best way for me.

Q: Did you experience any of the things you wrote about?

A: Yes, actually. My main character Victoria Mathis is from Memphis Tennessee, I’ve lived there before and this is how I came up with her hometown. Also there is a part in the story where Victoria has a car accident. The accident I’m describing is one I’ve had before. Everything in the accident scene actually happen to me.

Q: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

A: I wrote Trouble In Paradise purely for entertainment purposes. When writing I didn’t have any specific messages to relay but there are a lot of them in the story.

Q: While you were writing, did you feel as if you were one of the characters?

A: I can’t say that I felt I was one of the characters but I can say some of them have some of my qualities. I mixed my character’s up, so they hold character’s from people I know or have come across before.

Q: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

A: I would like to thank my reader’s for picking up Trouble In Paradise and giving me the opportunity to take you to another world, make you scream at the pages and twist your mind up! You rock and I promise to continue to bring it on!

Q: What are your expectations for the book?

A: I would love for Trouble In Paradise to get into the hands of millions of readers of romance, drama, and suspense.

Q: Who designed the covers?

A: Hot Book Covers designed my cover for Trouble In Paradise and One Tale Publishing my publishing company designed Vengeful Intentions part II of Trouble In Paradise.

Q: What is your favorite theme/genre to write about?

A: Romance, Drama and Suspense.

Q: What books are you reading now??

A: I have a lot of books on my shelf but I haven’t had the time to start a new one. The last book I read was Broken Promises Never Mend by Allison Edwards.

Q: Can you share a little of your current work with us?

A: Sure. 

            Here's a teaser:

This is Victoria’s first encounter with Greg the other man:

Greg opened the door to a huge condo on the upper east side of Chicago. “Wow this is huge,” Victoria said. Everything in the living room was white. “I’m guessing this is not a room you sit in very often.”

“No, not quite.” He gestured to another room.

Victoria walked in and admired the red and blacks, in this room the colors really pop off each other. There was a red modern rectangular couch sitting at the base of the wall, a black area rug with red and black table settings on top. There were black leather chairs with red throw pillows sitting opposite of the couch. On the wall behind that was a full bar, with bar stools and a fully staffed liquor shelf. “Nice,” she said.

“Make yourself comfortable.”

“Can I use your restroom?” she asked.

“Sure it’s the door down the hall to the right.”

She walked down the hall and into a huge room with an all-white grand piano with golden keys. Victoria caught herself standing over it lightly touching the keys. This room was even more magnificent than the others. Whoa, who was this guy? she wondered. She still didn’t really know what he did. He said he owned his own business but that could mean any number of things especially when it came to black men. Hell for all I know he could be Tony Montana himself. Then all he would need to do is pull out the coke. She snickered at the thought. What am I thinking?

“Do you like this room?”

Victoria was startled; she hadn’t realized he had walked in the room on her. “Oh, um yeah it’s very nice.”

“Yeah, I had to hire a designer because I would’ve been seriously lost without one.”

“I’m sure,” she said. “Sorry for snooping, I couldn’t help myself, your place is so huge and spacious, there’s a good energy in here.” She walked toward him.

“No need to apologize,” he said closing the gap. “You can look around all you like.”

He was standing right over her now. She looked up into his hazel brown eyes, and what sexy eyes they were. “You have some beautiful eyes,” he said.

He touched the side of her face. She was soft, her skin felt as creamy as it looked. He kissed her on the left side of her face, then on the right, then on the lips. She didn’t back away; he kissed her lips this time staying a little longer. She started to kiss him back and he deepened the kiss and put his arms around her. He put his tongue in her mouth and enveloped her in his arms. She started to tingle all over; oddly enough she started tingling in her ears, then her nose, then every other part that was supposed to tingle. She couldn’t believe she was feeling like this and she couldn’t seem to stop herself. His hands started to roam down her side and he squeezed her butt with a firm grip. He picked her up, being a reflex she swung her legs around him and he pressed her up against the wall. He held her arms up while he kissed, licked and sucked on her neck and chest hungrily. She heard him let out a low growl and it ignited a fire deep within her that she didn’t know she had. Damn, she thought. She was about to let out her inner animal when she heard a familiar ring tone. It was her phone. Shit, she thought.

“Wait,” she said breathing hard trying to softly but force-fully push him back. He slowed down but kept kissing her.

“You’re so sweet,” he said, “you taste sweet already and I haven’t even tasted from your garden,” he said in a low sexy voice.

“Shit,” she said. This man wanted to fuck her in his animal form and she wanted to get in her animal form and let him. She always felt if she could be any animal it would be a panther, because they were sexy, black as night, quick on their feet and those eyes are so beautiful. He was still kissing her. Her phone had stopped ringing. They started back up kissing deeply and passionately and Victoria saw Joshua’s face. She closed her eyes tight and shook her head. I know this is not happening to me, she thought. Men get there freak on anytime they feel like it but when it comes to a woman. . . . She shook her head.

“You ok?” Greg asked.

She sighed. “We have to stop.”

He dropped his head then looked back up at her. “Are you sure?” he said kissing her again and again. Her phone started to ring. She shuttered. Greg was about to go pass the point of no return. He started down her chest and licked in circles on her lace bra where her nipples were. She started to squirm and breathe heavily. She started kissing on the top and side of his face. She let out a soft moan. She pulled his face up and they started to kiss again. Victoria could feel Greg growing in between her legs and she started to grind on him. Her phone rang again.

“Damn it!” she said. “Stop baby hold up.” He slowly let her legs unwrap from around him and she jumped down. She smoothed back her hair and made an attempt to straighten her clothes. “Um, I never did get to make it to the bathroom,” she said. He took a step back and pointed across the hall. “We cool?” she asked.

“Of course,” he sounded sincere when he said it.

She walked across the hall and into the bathroom. She closed the door and turned on the light. She washed her hands then splashed water on her face. She played around in her hair smoothing it back so it would look tamed. She had been through a lot in the course of forty-eight hours and it was starting to show, she knew she should get some rest. She wondered if coming here was a mistake. Yes she was mad at Joshua all this drama was because he was still fucking his ex-girlfriend. “For six fucking years,” she scoffed, it was a complete joke.

She started to feel stupid for thinking she was in a committed relationship with a man who truly loved her. And all the while he had been cheating on her. She shook her head looking at herself in the mirror. “No, I’m not going to feel guilty, besides we’re not having sex.” She turned off the light and walked out the bathroom. She walked down the hallway and into the red room. She had nicknamed it already. There was a glass of white wine sitting on the table in front of the spot she had last sat in. She walked over to it and picked it up, taking a sip and looking at him. Who was she kidding, she had a feeling he would be rocking her boat before the end of the night.

Q: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work? 

A: Eric Jerome Dickey and Jackie Collins would be my favorite authors. I love everything about their writing styles. They’re romance, drama, suspense, and action packed books are just marvelous! J

Check out the current contest to win a copy of part II of Trouble In Paradise “Vengeful Intentions”

Five people will be chosen to win a copy of Vengeful Intentions when it releases July 16, 2012! Ready? Let's Go!

Join Author Denesha Sheree and Author Stephanie Nicole Norris in they're first virtual book tour! Follow them through the month of July as they visit various reader blogs and lovers of romance websites! July 1, 2012 July 2nd July 3rd July 4th July 5th July 6th July 8th July 9th July 10th July 16th

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Ollie said...

Hey Stephanie, stopping by to see what you and Sherri talked


Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping bye Ollie! You Rock!


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