Thursday, October 31, 2013

My Last-Minute Costume Recommendations for 2013


Are you the only dumb@$$,
that still doesn't know what you're going to be for the Halloween party, tonight?

Don't stress!

I have Five Recommendations for you!

1. Why not be Beetle-juice and his demon lover?

O wait!!

I mean. . .Robin Thicke and 
a twerking Myley Cyrus.

2. Go as a Bad Movie! It's not even hard. Simply wear all black, print out several bad movie posters. 

Here's a few Horrific films, if you can't think of any. . .

3. Pay respects to one of your favorite shows that ended in 2013.

Dexter costume and Victim

Sexy Walter White

4. Go as your favorite book. 
I guarantee you won't be the only idiot. . .I mean person doing it.

5. If you can't be original, then be RAUNCHY!
(Warning to Single Guys: This won't necessarily get you a date with the ladies)


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dear Stephen King, I want to Boink You!

God of Passion, Stephen King

Dear Stephen King, 

I want to Boink you, and not in a crude way, but in the sort of manner that lasts all night long.

I need you to scream for me over and over as orgasm after earth-shattering orgasm crashes into your flesh and sears my name into your chest.

I just want to love you.

You made me fall in love with horror . . .

You made me believe that black people were magical!

Coffey and his magic hands

Mother Abigale,  108 year old Black Woman
Dick Halloran, The cook

Speedy Parker

You made me afraid of clowns.

Seriously. . . 

Clowns really freak me out now!

clown gif photo: Iclowns Gif Clown.gif

You rock so much. Even the gate in front of your house is the very definition of COOL (not that I've camped outside it or anything)!

I can't even figure out my favorite novel of yours or even my top ten books of yours! 

I just know that you must be packing a huge one, because only a true MEGA MAN could be as AWESOME as you!

Flow Chart from Blog called Tales from the Bookworm's Lair

Monday, October 28, 2013

Author Interview & ebook Bundle Giveaway: Secrets of a Side B****

As I write this post, Secrets of a Side Bitch is #1 on three Amazon Bestseller's lists and pretty much dominating the African American categories.

$.99 on Amazon

I grabbed it, but before reading. . .I wanted to get to know author Jessica Watkins. So I go on her website and see this book trailer that pretty much intrigues me. 

After that, I had to meet the person behind the bestselling book and jaw-dropping trailer. Check out my interview with Mrs. Watkins, but first get a look at the trailer.

Oh Don't forget to enter into the ebook bundle giveaway at the end of the interview!! The winner can win THREE of her eBOOKS where the book covers are presented in this interview. 

What is the Femistry Series? 

The Femistry series is set in the city of Chicago and follows the lives of Lyric, Tricey, and Victoria as they travel the Windy City and  encounter the road blocks that every urban woman can relate to.  

It is told in the first person narrative from the perceptive of three street smart, sassy, and ambitious women.  

I wanted these novels and its characters to embody the realistic ideal of women in today’s culture. 

Therefore, they are representatives of every woman we know, live the lives of the women that we encounter, and suffer the heartbreak, betrayal, and confusion of every woman that may read this series. 

These novels are fast paced, well-plotted, never give readers the typical “Hollywood” ending, and are an enjoyable read for those that desire realism over irrelevant fiction.

Why does that book trailer rock so much?

The trailer rocks so much because it immolates EXACTLY what the books are about! 

What is the favorite book that you've written and why?

Grand HustleI stepped outside of my comfort zone. I had to do a lot of research to successfully write that book. It had everything; swingers, criminals, escorts, the works!

What would you call the genre you write in and tell me what novels need to have in order to fit it?

I like to refer to my genre of writing as Realistic Fiction. I like to write in a fashion that readers can easily see themselves in the situations in the book and find that they can relate to the characters.

I think its more exciting when a reader can read a book and actually envision themselves in the book because the situations can actually happen to them, not some far out scenario that is just too irrational.

What are some of the authors that have been your inspiration as a writer?

As a teenager, I was inspired by Terry McMillan, E. Lynn Harris, Eric Jerome Dickey, and Sistah Souljah

What's next for Jessica Watkins?

I will release Secrets of a Side Bitch 2 and 3 and the finale of the Femistry Series, which has yet to be titled. 

About the Author

Website      Twitter      Facebook

Author of Urban Chick Lit, Erotica, and Contemporary Urban Fiction... Jessica N. Watkins was born April 1st in Chicago, Illinois. She obtained a Bachelors of Arts with Focus in Psychology from DePaul University and Masters of Applied Professional Studies with focus in Business Administration from the like institution. Working in Hospital Administration for the majority of her career, Watkins has also been an author of fiction literature since the young age of nine. Eventually she used writing as an outlet during her freshmen year of high school as a single parent: “In the third grade I entered a short story contest with a fiction tale of an apple tree that refused to grow despite the efforts of the darling main character. 

My writing evolved from apple trees to my seventh and eighth grade classmates paying me to read novels I had written about kids our age living the lives our parents wouldn’t dare let us”. At the age of twenty-eight, Watkins’ chronicles have matured into steamy, humorous, and realistic tales of women's literature. She hopes that The Epitome of Femistry series will successfully emulate ideal femininity while tackling stereotypes, familiar heartache, and relatable distress in a humorous, sophisticated, and erotic fashion.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Top Fantasy/ Sci-fi Book Trailers & Giveaway

Everyone knows I, Kenya Wright love book trailers.

The few bits of free time I have, I go trudging through youtube book trailers for the good ones.

Here's a few that I enjoyed. Please enter the giveaway below where the winner chooses one of the ebooks from the listed book trailers!

My Top Five Book Trailers for October!


I love how the heroine looks all cute girl but oddly hard-core at the same time. I've seen many good and bad reviews for it on Goodreads.

Has anyone read this?

2. The Rising

I don't know. This looks like it fits the YA Urban Fantasy formula--kick ass good-looking chick against dominant group of some sorts. I did very much enjoy Kelley Armstrong's Bitten so I may give this a chance.

3. The School of Good and Evil

I know what you all are thinking. . .
Kenya girl you only read sexy books. Not true. 
I'm the biggest Harry Potter Fan ever. EVER!!

Plus, the trailer ROCKS!

4. The Returned

This one creeps me out so much that I want to try it.

5. Spellcaster

So what do you all think? 

Have you already read or heard of any of these books?

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

My Favorite YA Paranormal Thriller for 2013

I don't read many books that don't have sex, but when I do, you better believe they are genre-shattering and thought-provoking gems.

Last year the Outstanding YA Fantasy that didn't make me miss sex was. . .

This year, so far it is only one. . .

Here's my 5 Star Review

Book Trailer

J.R. Johansson was nice enough to let me interview her. Please check out this awesome author, but before you do. . . Look at Book 2 of The Night Walkers Cover!!

1- Why did you tackle the topic of insomnia in this awesome ya paranormal thriller? 

In college, I minored in abnormal psychology. I've always been fascinated by the way different things can alter brain chemistry and health. 

When I woke up one morning after a particularly bizarre dream and started wondering what it would be like to see other people's dreams it just kind of spiraled off from that. 

2-  What research did you do in order to write this book?

My minor was a good start, but I spent a lot of time researching the physical manifestations of sleep deprivation and addiction. Wow...this sounds like I wrote some kind of report instead of a thriller. ;-)  

3- There are several intricate plots woven into the whole story. It's dark and unexpected for a YA. Were you worried about freaking out your readers and  do you believe the next book will continue with this theme of flawed people?


It took a long time for me to embrace this idea that not only do I do my best writing in tense, dark moments...but I like it the best. For a while I wondered if that meant there was something wrong with me, but now I've come to really like it. It sets me apart. 

I like being different and as you said, "unexpected." 

I don't know that I'm afraid of freaking my readers out because most people who pick up a thriller are looking for that. I want to freak them out a little bit, and embracing that mentality is remarkably liberating. 

The next book will definitely continue with the same themes as INSOMNIA. Every aspect gets amped up a notch and the consequences are even more serious.

4- Who are some of your inspirations in writing?

Ooh, hard question! I have so many. In classics, I love the themes of revenge at what costs explored in The Count of Monte Cristo. 

I'm a big Stephen King fan. In current YA authors, I love so many...just to name a couple: Kendare Blake, Gretchen McNeil and Stephanie Perkins.   

5- The hero is not the typical overconfident alpha male that many tend to see. Granted, he's pretty busy trying to stay alive. How did you create him?

Parker is definitely different. 
He's just a good guy trying to survive some really horrible situations. I agree that he's not the alpha male, I see him more as the boy-next-door...if that boy has to spend every day fighting for his life. That kind of fight changes people. So, that's kind of the angle I took on him. 

About the Author

She currently lives in a valley between majestic mountains and a beautiful lake where the sun shines nearly 300 days per year.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jackie's Top 5 Horror Movies

Artist Jackie Sheats had done illustrations for my Vampire King Series. . .

and she's done some covers for me.

She also sells pre-made covers for $30. Here's a few that she's selling now:

When we're just chatting, she's talking about some scary movie she just saw. So I thought it would be fun to have her give me a list of her Top 5 Horror Movies!

Jackie Sheats
Her Website       Her Blog

I was asked to do a Top Five list of Scary/Horror movies, and how could I refuse? Maybe once upon a time I was a romance period movie addict, but NOW I am all about the action and horror. 

This list is no way official. It is just my opinion and based on my own rating system. Basically how long it takes me to get a good nights rest after watching it and if I go back for seconds.

Alright, hold your breath Ladies, Gentlemen, and Sexy screamers!

#5. Feardotcom, I was scared of the internet for a week after seeing this movie. Despite the fear of the internet I still had a sick curiosity to visit the site. After which my level of terror increased. Its not just that this revenge seeking ghost wants to kill you. She freaking terrifies the crap out of you first with your worst fear, leading you to kill yourself in the end. Clever dead girl!

#4. Stay Alive, killer video games! For a gamer this movie is scary. The thought of losing not only your character that took hours to create, but also your own life? Scary, scary, scary. I avoided my Playstation for a day. 

I soon came to my senses and lost myself in hours of game play. The other thing that makes this so scary, is the fact it is based off of a true person. That crazy woman did this stuff for years! Her body count is said to exceed 100 young women, that is just insane! Not enough to keep me away though, this movie has a special place in my nightmares.

#3. Amityville Horror, 
the 1979 movie with the Lutz family. Not the remake with Ryan Reynolds, because there is nothing scary about that sexy body. However; the 1979 movie is another story. 

I saw it when I was a kid and it scared the crap out of me. I had nightmares about that house for days afterwards. You know with the windows that light up and are looking at you. Houses that can stare you down are scary!!!

#2. The Ring, yeah yeah everyone is kind of over the Ring now, but it still scare the crap out of me, mainly because I can't stand the jerky creepy dead walk thing. It is like nails on the chalk board for me. 

Also the fact I lived in a house with a well when I saw this movie, SCARY!! My friends didn't help any, telling me she would come out of the toilet. Who says stuff like that? I lived in the middle of nowhere people! You don't say scary crap to a person that lives in the middle of nowhere!!!

#1. Nightmare on Elm Street, stop laughing!! 

I know this movie has cheesy effects, and most people get a good laugh from the movies. Let me just say this, Freddy scares the hell out of me. Even to this day I can't watch any movie with Freddy's character in it. Not even the Simpson's Halloween Special. Why, you ask? 

Because the thought of something killing you in your dreams while you sleep, that is not right! Dreams and sleeping is suppose to be a restful and relaxing. The one place your mind can run wild in delightful fantasy. 

Not terrifying DEATH!!! For that reason this movie gets placed at the top, even though I refuse to watch it again. I did try though now that I am older and not eight. Still had the same effect. I didn't sleep for over a week! That is no way to live.

There you have it, movies that give me nightmares. Some of which I don't mind as much as others (see #1).