Check out a Sneak Peek of Black Diamonds on Amazon’s Kindle!


blackdiamonds5 copy A sneak peek at the first seven chapters of Black Diamonds, Part IV of The Diamond Collection is currently available exclusively on Amazon’s Kindle. The preview is currently priced at .99 but will become free for 5 days starting 12:00am on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Pacific Standard Time and will end 11:59pm on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Please click on the official book cover to your left to be directed to Amazon’s Kindle.

Disclaimer: This is a rough draft of the first seven chapters of the novel. These chapters have not been professionally edited and may be altered or deleted in the final version of the novel.

What I Read: Invisible Thug Lover by Charles Burgess


51H8esrKSeL__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-67,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_At one point in time I was going to participate in a flash fiction anthology, however, I never got around to writing my piece. Now, I’ve been given the chance to review a flash fiction story and I must say, I am now intrigued. For those of you who have never heard of flash fiction, it is almost like another form of a short story, however, much shorter. Some flash fiction titles are as short as three hundred words and some are as long as one thousand. By the time I finish this review, I may have a large enough word count to give you an idea of how short flash fiction is.

Charles Burgess’, Invisible Thug Lover, is the first flash fiction story I’ve ever read. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect aside from what was mentioned in the synopsis. When I started reading, all I could think was, “Meet the man of your dreams,”−literally. The main character, Hightower, is exactly what the title describes, an invisible thug lover. The CIA tried to tame him, but he escaped their system and now lurks the streets of Chicago, finding female victims who he can seduce and offer unimaginable pleasure. Hightower is the ultimate lover, one who takes his time to discover his victims’ fantasies and likes.

I will admit; I feel a little apprehensive about using the word victim. Hightower is not a rapist, but I viewed him as the man who comes to you in your dreams, the one who you believe is really there, fulfilling your wants and needs. Nevertheless, the real question is, does Hightower actually exist, or is he simply a figment of his victims’ imagination?

With flash fiction and short stories, I often read complaints from readers feeling as if they never get enough of the story. With this particular piece, I believe you get everything you need (including a little bit on Hightower’s background), but the mystery surrounding whether Hightower is real or not, will leave you wanting more. Therefore, I’ve already one-clicked my way to Part II. The only thing I really hoped for in this story was a description of Hightower’s looks. The lack thereof didn’t impact the overall story because I simply envisioned Morris Chestnut to fill the void (LOL).

For those of you who like quick, erotic, and descriptive stories, I highly recommend this work!

Invisible Thug Lover Part I and II are currently available on Amazon’s Kindle for .99.

This flash fiction story was provided by the author for review purposes.

Calling All Authors! We Must Band Together!


Authors, it is time for us to band together for a common issue. At the current moment, buyers on Amazon.com are allowed to purchase, read, and then return E-books within 7 days of purchase. What does this mean for us? It means we are losing money while someone has read our E-book free of charge.  In addition, we do not receive a reason for the return.

Even if you have not had a returned E-book, you may have one in the future. You also want to sign this if you are looking forward to publishing on Kindle. This Amazon policy affects all authors and publishers. A petition regarding this issue has been started on change.org. Please add your signature to further bring light to this issue and to show your support by clicking the link below. In addition, please share with your friends, family, and encourage them to sign.

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