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The Love Below: Jay+Sasha is coming to audio! The short story was included in the Love Below Glimpse Collection, which is the collection of short stories focused on the couples from The Prototype Series. Jay+Sasha’s story was included in the Collection, but was never released a solo project like the others, and was not included in the audiobook. But all that is changing because Wesleigh Siobhan+Winston James are bringing the story to life! I’m super excited about it, hence the exclamation point! Here’s a few reminders to refresh your memory:
•Jay is The Prototype’s manager. He’s cool as a fan, smart, and passionate about the artists signed to his label.
•Sasha is The Prototype’s publicist. But wait! Sasha first showed up in Blind Expectations as Trevor Carmichael’s publicist and eventually, Leah’s friend. The book features:
The Love Below: Jay+Sasha:
Jay Little knows what he wants. As the even-tempered manager of The Prototype, and founder of a successful indie label, Jay’s level-headed nature has always played to his advantage. The only person who’s ever been able to knock him off-balance is the label’s publicist, and his longtime friend, Sasha Baptiste. After Jay’s self-control is put to the test one night, Sasha and Jay have to decide what they really mean to each other. Friends? Lovers? Or somewhere in-between?
To celebrate The Love Below: Jay+Sasha coming to audio, you can grab the ebook below for FREE now through December 26. Yay you!
Again, if you already own The Prototype Glimpse Series, no need to download this story, you already have it :-)
Books With Holiday Vibes!
If you're looking for a little holiday escapism, check out a few of my short stories with every holiday vibes. All are available on my site!
• The Night Before
Ava couldn’t believe she’d let her best friend talk her into coming to a mind numbing holiday party on the night before Christmas. As Ava counts the minutes before she can leave, all she can think about is how much she wants to snuggle up on the sofa with a crappy holiday movie and drink too much eggnog (with rum). That is, until an old classmate, Elias Young, sits next to her at the party. Elias is way too charming to be any good for her, but fate forces Ava to put that tired theory to the ultimate test. Is it happenstance? Serendipity? Or, is the night before Christmas also the night before everything Ava thinks she knows about love changes for good?
• Always (A Blind Expectations Short Story)
A short story featuring Trevor+Leah from Blind Expectations.
• A Merry Little Christmas (Short story collection)
A collection of short holiday stories.
A Few Dope Interviews
I've had a few dope interviews over the past few months with some really dope people. Take a look if you if you have a minute :-)
This was a really fun one. We talked specifically about The Prototype series, writing about Black love, and audiobook publishing. WATCH
Cool Conversations with LaSheera Lee
Another dope one where we talked mostly about The Prototype, self-publishing, and the power of Black women writers. WATCH
Grab My Audiobooks for Under $5!
All of my audiobooks are currently on sale! If you've been on the fence about grabbing an audiobook from me, here's your chance to get into my catalog for under $5 for a limited time only :-)
Woot-woot! I’m super excited to be a featured author in ReadHer’s Season of Giving Box!
If you love Zay+Jersey•Travis+Kennedy•Devin+Willow•Bam+Cassie as much as I do, you can head over to ReadHer and grab a box with all four books!
The boxes will also include The Prototype Glimpses: Short Stories From The Prototype Series ebook + more book-ish goodies!
The Night Before has been available on audio for about a month now, and I'm so grateful to those of you who shared, reviewed, rated, and supported this release. It's the first time I released an audiobook completely on my own, without a publisher, and so I'm extra thankful for your support because it matters. We all know when folks don't like something
Check out what readers are saying:
"The narrators were new to me but did a excellent job! I love how they brought the characters to life. I love all Mrs Howard's work! Can't wait for the next installment."
"I love Jacinta Howard writing style. she always pulls emotions from you. This is sweet and sexy story."
"I’ve fallen in love with the characters in this story almost as fast as they fell for each other. .."
Listen to me discuss Tupac's Thug Life Album on The Essentials Podcast With Rock The Bells
In honor of Tupac's 50th birthday a little over a week ago, I got to join a few dope music journalists to discuss one of Pac's overlooked gems, Thug Life. You can listen to the discussion here!
You can bid on The Prototype Series signed by me AND super-dope narrator Wesleigh Siobhan!
You can bid here NOW: charityauction.bid/LIFT4Autism2021
Bidding closes Friday, April 30 at 5pm EST.
And if you don’t win your bid or don’t want to bid, you can STILL be involved!
1. Make a tax-deductible “no amount is too big or too small” donation to our Kulture City Fund: https://www.kulturecity.org/f/lift-4-autism-2021/
2. Buy LIFT Gear like t-shirts, mugs, sweatshirts, mugs, etc… (Proceeds to Kulture City)
Since 2015, LIFT 4 Autism has raised approximately $190,000 to benefit ASD families. All proceeds go to non-profit organizations serving the autism community. Now more than ever, we as a global community are uniting, even as we stay apart to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Auction organizers authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan along with Kulture City, this year’s charitable partner, wanted to respond to the real needs of autism families during this incredibly challenging time. Kulture City will direct proceeds from the 2020 auction to a scholarship program for autism families struggling during COVID-19.