Synithia Williams drops by to share her New Release, Worth The Wait!

Thanks, M.J. for inviting me to your blog again. Since I did an interview with my first release, I decided to tell your readers about my second book,  Worth the Wait. I had a great time writing this book, mainly because I had fun with Jared in my first book, You Can’t Plan Love. He was so against falling in love and relationships that I knew I had to explore his character more. I had to find someone unique to win this playboy’s heart, and I did it with my heroine, Tasha Smith.

Tasha is the exact opposite of Jared. While he avoids falling in love, and doesn’t trust or believe in relationships, Tasha is surrounded by happily married family members and wants to have a family of her own one day. But, their biggest difference is he’s a well known play boy and she’s never been with a man…ever.

Her virginity, the thing she once took pride in, is hindering her dating life. Therefore, she goes to the one man she knows won’t have a problem relieving her of the nuisance. For both of them, the outcome is a lot more than they expected! Below is an excerpt and the blurb to learn more.

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Blurb:

After Tasha Smith is dumped yet again because of her virginity, decides it’s time to stop saving herself for marriage and start dating like women in the twenty-first century. She sets out to find a man rumored to be good enough in bed to relieve her of the nuisance, but discreet enough to keep her request a secret. Jared Patterson seems like the perfect candidate. Yet after one searing kiss, she wonders if she’ll escape the night unscathed.

Jared’s job as a successful fitness instructor and entrepreneur has helped him keep a string of meaningless relationships from the east to the west coast. After learning the hard way that women can’t be trusted, he has no qualms going from one sex only relationship to the next. Although Tasha is one of the few types of women he avoids—a good girl—the man in him can’t turn down her tempting offer.

What starts out as a onetime thing quickly turns into an affair neither want to stop. But when an unexpected situation drastically alters their relationship, it leaves them both asking if it was Worth the Wait.

Excerpt:

Tasha parked in the circular drive of Jared’s California style home at 6:59. She sat in the car taking several deep breaths as she stared at his door. Her body hummed with desire after leaving him yesterday. It was a new experience that thrilled and frightened her. Although she’d been attracted to men in the past, she’d never experienced it at this magnitude. He made it too easy to forget why she’d been a virgin for so long.

Feeling this way thrilled her, but the fact that it was for Jared worried her. Even though they’d worked together, she only knew him superficially. How could she desire him so much after one encounter? Why did his slight tremble at her touch yesterday keep her awake for hours? And why, when she had slept, she’d dreamt about feeling his erection without his pants in the way.

She would have to tread carefully to make sure she remained in control of the situation. She couldn’t afford to lose herself, and if she forgot the reason for sleeping with him, Jared could make her lose all thoughts of self-preservation.

She got out of the car and went to his door. With a reassuring breath, she rang the bell. She’d never been to Jared’s house before, but hadn’t have had trouble finding it. She’d gotten his address from the Rec Commission files before leaving the day before. She’d been nervous that if she called him for the address he would tell her over the phone he wasn’t going to grant her favor.

Jared opened the door and Tasha’s mouth went dry. He wore nothing but basketball shorts low on his hips. Her eyes ran over his body, taking in the broad shoulders, well toned chest, and rock hard abs. His sinewy biceps gleamed in the late afternoon sun. A tattoo of an eagle with its talons out was on his left one. Her eyes followed the light sprinkling of hair covering his chest down his abs to where they disappeared in the waistband of his shorts. She skipped the shorts to take in thighs and calves that looked as if they were carved from granite. Even his feet were sexy.

When she finally dragged her eyes back up to his, he smiled as if he knew his body was an awesome sight to behold. He flexed his pecs and winked at her. Desire shivered through her and she squeezed the muscles between her legs.

“Like what you see?”

She cleared her throat and tried to appear calm. Control, she had to and maintain control. “Do you always answer the door undressed?”

“I’m perfectly decent…for now.” He flexed his pecs again and Tasha wanted to run in the opposite direction. This was too much for her. A smart woman would turn around, go home, and forget the whole damn thing. But at the moment she didn’t feel very smart. She only felt hot and horny. She hoped his words meant he was accepting her offer.

“Does that mean you’re going to relieve me of my problem—tonight?”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Synithia Williams has loved romance novels since reading her first one at the age of 13. It was only natural that she would begin penning her own romances soon after. It wasn’t until 2010 that she began to actively pursue her publishing dreams. Her first novel, You Can’t Plan Love was published in August 2012 by Crimson Romance. When she isn’t writing, this Green Queen, as dubbed by the State Newspaper, works to improve air and water quality, while balancing the needs of her husband and two sons. You can learn more about Synithia, and her novel, by visiting her website, www.synithiawilliams.com, where she blogs about writing, life and relationships.

 

 

 

Book Review: You Can’t Plan Love, by Synithia Williams

You Can’t Plan Love is the story of Kenyatta Copeland, a woman who has decided to settle and marry a guy she’s comfortable with, despite the fact passion doesn’t exist. Her past dating experiences taught her to believe her only hope for a happy future revolves around being with a man she feels comfortable with. Passion is a luxury she can’t afford.

Then there’s the sexy co-worker she’s been watching for the past few years. There’s always a different woman visiting him at the office, because hey he looks that good. Not to mention he’s her boss. Besides when a guy ignores you like that, he’s not attracted to you, right?

Synithia did a wonderful job setting up the office romance, enough so that for a moment, I wanted to put down my laptop and go back to work in the corporate world and find my own Malcolm Patterson! Just the right amount of steam had my wiping off my Kindle screen every time the two of them were on the same page!

She also did a great job describing the characters state of mind, why they made the decisions they did, and what was holding them both back, or spurring them forward throughout the plot. In fact, the story was so well set up that the ending left me speechless and quickly flipping through my Kindle’s pages to reach the end!

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My rating: *****
Genre: Contemporary Romance, African-American Romance
Heat Level: HOT!!!!
Violence: PG13
Language: PG13

Interview with Synithia Williams!

For the past year, I’ve had the privilage of getting to know Synithia Williams. It’s amazing what wonderful people you can meet on Twitter! We started off as “Coffee Diva’s” along with three other amazing women, giving each other shout out’s and toasting our ‘virtual’ mugs every morning, all the while encouraging one another to keep writing, and never get discouraged. I am proud to say that a few weeks ago, Synithia’s first novel, You Can’t Plan Love, was published by Crimson Romance! Today, she’s dropped by to share a little about herself, her writing process, and her wonderful book!

Every writer has their own story as to why they chose to write.  What inspired you?

There wasn’t anything particularthat inspired me to write—that I can remember. Writing stories is something I’vealways done. I didn’t work on novels consistently, but I would always make upstories about random situations, write in a diary and start the first chapterof a story idea. A co-worker who packed up her family and went to law schoolinspired me to take my writing seriously. If she could pursue a dream, so couldI.
You have a very important day job. Can you share a bit ofinformation about it and how it relates to your main character, KenyattaCopeland?
I’m the Environmental Coordinatorfor Lexington County in South Carolina. So my days are filled with waterquality, air quality and other sustainability projects. Our largest newspaperdubbed me as a Green Queen in 2010 and I really appreciated that and the otherrecognitions I’ve gotten. As I wrote You Can’t Plan Love, I needed a career formy main character. I felt more comfortable putting her in an environmentalfield—that whole write what you know idea—than putting her in another career.
With your work responsibilities and being a wife and mother, how doyou find time to write?
I make time to write. My kids go tobed every weeknight at 8 p.m. and I try to write around 9 p.m. I also keep a notebookor my iPad with me and write story ideas, outlines and snippets of scenes whenI’m on lunch break or have time between meetings. On the weekends I write whenthe boys are napping, and sometimes when they’re awake. My biggest distractionnow is social media, I’ll lose an hour or more doing that if I’m not careful.
I have a purple amethyst stone that sets on my desk to encouragecreativity. Do you have any special rituals you do to get ready to write?
I usually get a glass of wine(white in summer and red in winter) and popcorn before writing at night. I’vealways loved unusual food pairings and wine and popcorn work when I’m writing.
Are you a pantser or plotter?
A little bit of both. I alwayswrite a story outline to map out the major events in the story. The problem isthat when I write the characters may take the story somewhere else. So an eventin my outline either no longer make sense, happens at a different point than Iexpected or is completely re-vamped.
As writers, we often find inspiration from news events, people weknow, or even our own life experiences. Do any of your stories reflect parts of your life experiences?  Can you share and example?
I do draw inspiration from randomthings that happen in my life. The most obvious in this story is my experienceworking in water quality. I will admit that I can understand some of Kenyatta’sfrustrations with her past dating experience. The idea that men only wanted herfor sex is something I’ve thought about and discussed with friends. Thatthought gave me the idea of a woman trying to plan her love life because she’s beenhurt in the past. I on the other hand, I couldn’t commit to planning my lovelife. I went total opposite of my “type” and ended up with my husband.
Congratulations on the publication of your first book! As a newlypublished author, do you have any advice to share with others who just startedtheir own publishing journey?
Keep writing! When you’re queryingand getting rejections it’s easy to say “I give up” but don’t. I wrote mysecond book while querying my first and also started my third. If writing iswhat you want to do, don’t put all your eggs in one basket (i.e. story). Keepwriting, researching and improving your craft.
Are you self-pubbed, indie pubbed, or traditionally pubbed?
I’m went with an e-book publisher,Crimson Romance a new imprint of F&W Media, to jump in on the digitalrevolution without taking the time required to format, design a book cover, etcthat comes with self publishing.
What are your current projects?
I’ve recently sent my second bookto my editor (fingers crossed she likes it). You meet the hero, JaredPatterson, in You Can’t Plan Love. He’s Malcolm’s brother.  Here is a quick logline to tell you what it’sabout: When a virgin frustratedby her nonexistentdating life, asks a playboy for a one-night stand, can they really ignore theirattraction after the affair?

After several bad relationships, Kenyatta Copleland decidesto control her life with the same discernment she uses in her professionallife.
Knowing firsthand the heartbreak that comes when desire and emotionrule a relationship, Kenyatta assumes marrying Brad Johnson will lead to astable life. But as much as she believes she can plan her future, it’s hard toignore the way her boss, Malcolm Patterson, ignites her passions with just onelook. After Malcolm, learns of her engagement, he makes a play for her heartand reminds her that passion between a man and a woman has its perks…but alsoits costs. When Brad suspects there’s more than work between Kenyatta andMalcolm, he works harder to keep Kenyatta by his side. Torn between her promiseto marry Brad and her irrepressible longing for Malcolm, Kenyatta must decideif she can live her life in a passionless marriage of convince or once againtrust her heart. Yet Brad isn’t as perfect as he seems, and by the timeKenyatta realizes this it may be too late. 


Excerpt: 

Kenyatta scoffed. “Well it sounds likeyou’re spending way too much time paying attention to me and my relationship.”
“Why not pay attention to it? I thinkit’s fascinating to watch a smart, beautiful woman try and convince herselfshe’s in love with a man who doesn’t even arouse her.”
Her brown eyes widened, sparking fire.She had never looked so damn tempting. He took a step toward her, but she wastoo angry to notice. She pointed her finger at his chest again and tried topush him back.
“You have no idea what you’re talkingabout. Brad does arouse me.”
“Liar.”
“How can you begin to makeinterpretations about our sex life?”
“You never have the look of a womanwho’s had a great night of sex.”
She laughed caustically. “Really,that’s your answer? Unlike the chicks you bring through here, I don’t need toput on a show for the world to see that I’m having sex. I’m not going to walkaround in yesterday’s clothes with my hair flying all over my head just toprove a point.”
“It’s not about putting on a show; it’sabout the look in your eyes when you talk about him or see him. You don’t lookat him as if he knows all your secrets and all the ways to turn you on.”
“For your information, Bradknows…enough about me to keep me happy.”
“That’s not the same as arousing you.”
“There’s more to a relationship thanarousal. What we had—have is built on more than that.”
He rolled his eyes. “Yeah, patience andunderstanding.”
She nodded. “Yes, and for yourinformation, he does arouse me. He’s the best…I’ve ever…had.”
“That’s such a lie you can’t even sayit with a straight face.”
“And how would you know?”
He stepped closer and lowered hisvoice. “Because I arouse you every day and you try to pretend like I don’t. I’mnot a fool, Kenyatta. I can tell when a woman wants me.”
Anger flared in her eyes, and her cocoaskin flushed with emotion. “You conceited bastard! You think that every womanin the world is ready to fall at your feet. You’re the epitome of what I don’twant in a man. Cocky, chauvinistic, and convinced he’s God’s gift to women.”
“Not women, Kenyatta, just you.” Hepulled her into his arms. Before she could utter another word, his mouthcrushed down on hers. She stood against him motionless for a second beforeresponding to his kiss.
Malcolm’s original intention was toprove his point. He knew she was attracted to
him,and her accusation of his conceit hit a nerve. But as soon as she melted in hisarms, he forgot his reason for kissing her and got lost in the feel of her softlips against his. He’d never wanted a woman as badly as he wanted her. Malcolmsqueezed her butt, pressing her against him so she could feel how she affectedhim.

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