Meet Carla J. Curtis
1. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
My name is Carla J. Curtis. I’m an author, avid reader, blogger, mother and grandmother. I currently live a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Prior to moving to the Chicago area I lived in the Washington, D.C. area. I was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. So, I guess you would say that I’m a Midwesterner although I love the east coast.
2. What specific genres (nonfiction or fiction) do you write in?
I started my writing career over thirteen years ago writing nonfiction Christian inspirational books. Although I enjoy writing books to inspire others, I always had a desire to venture into writing fiction. This dream has recently come true with the release of my short story The Blessing of Snowflakes (women’s fiction). Writing fiction was very intimidating for me at first, but I pressed on and the rest is history. I plan to write many more.
3. What inspired you to write The Blessing of Snowflakes and to write overall?
You know, that’s an interesting question because I cannot pinpoint one thing that inspired this story. I believe this story was inspired by a myriad of things. First, I wanted to write a story that included a female protagonist that would be remembered long after the last word of the book is read – a strong, vulnerable, powerful, successful, flawed, loving and relatable woman as she goes through a difficult time in her life, yet eventually sees the sun shine again. I’ve...
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“He wanted to imprint his name in her spirit so just the thought of him would make her body shiver.” ~ Sean, Secret Relations
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Warning: Contains a reformed playboy determined to do things right this time, and a career woman equally determined to keep her eyes off his sexy-as-sin body. Oh well, their intentions were honorable…
MORE ABOUT SECRET RELATIONS:
Business and pleasure don’t mix…until emotion enters the scene.
Charlotte Richards didn’t get to be one of Hollywood’s top talent managers by dating her clients. When it comes to her career, her heart is not part of the contract—no matter how enticing the star.
From the moment she steps into Sean Maxwell’s fabulous home, though, the cool, professional persona she’s worked so hard to build threatens to melt in desire hotter than Sean’s sexy R&B lyrics.
Sean’s attraction to Charlotte is nothing new, at least not to him. He fell for her the moment he spotted her at a celebrity gala years ago. Now, with his old manager kicked to the curb, it’s the perfect time to bring her into his life.
The sparks between them blow Sean’s plan to take things slow right off the charts. And his determination to win her runs into overtime when the ghosts of his past threaten to destroy their one chance at love.
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The Favorite Son by Tiffany L Warren
Do family, faith–and fame–go together? In this captivating novel from award-winning author Tiffany L. Warren, two brothers reach for the stars, but are they prepared for a fall?. . .
They’re handsome, smart, and musically gifted. Brothers Camden and Blaine Drake have put their talents together and founded a gospel group. The quieter one, Camden is the songwriter, while charismatic Blaine is the performer. At first, their Bishop father is against the idea–until Blaine, his favorite, wows the congregation with his performance at a church revival. Sure enough, once the bishop witnesses their effect on the crowd he wants them there every Sunday. But he may have set the stage for trouble. . .
As the group’s popularity grows, so do the groupies–and promiscuous Blaine is more than happy to share his love. Gigs across the country, meetings with music execs, a chance to sign with a major label, and a sexy new band member bring new connections–and dangerous new temptations. Soon, a slew of rumors and a shocking betrayal threaten to destroy the group–and the brothers’ relationship. But one event is going to rock their world forever. Do they have enough faith, forgiveness, and brotherly love left to find harmony once more?…
A day after the Oscars is the perfect day to introduce my second book in the Women in Hollywood series. My character Terrance Beckham is a movie producer who has walked many red carpets. Aspiring screenwriter Mona Johnson dreams are about to come true. Read their story in the book Secret Liaisons.
Secret Liaisons by Shelia M. Goss…coming March 2015
She’s his fantasy leading lady…if he can convince her love can be their reality.
Women in Hollywood, Book 2
When aspiring screenwriter Mona Johnson landed a job as assistant to one of Hollywood’s most sought-after movie producers, she planned to use the experience to build her career. She never expected her match made in online-dating heaven to be her boss.
Romance with Terrance Beckham is out of the question. She knows his history. He’s not the commitment type.
His quest to find real love in real time coming up empty, Terrance goes incognito in the virtual world to take his famous name and large bank account out of the equation. Then he discovers the online chat room handle of Ms. Perfect is attached to the woman who brings him coffee.
Disclosing his identity will have to be handled delicately if they’re to face their mutual attraction without preconceived notions. But before they can build a bridge to happiness, they’ll have to overcome obstacles—some labeled “ex”, and others labeled “mom”—that could drive a permanent wedge between them.
One of the best parts of the OSCARS for me is the red carpet. I love these dresses. Maybe one year you all will see me walking the red carpet #FutureBestScreenwriter
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