RNIC is delighted to spotlight author Roxy Wilson’s latest release, Work It Out!
Forty-two-year-old Marcelle “MJ” Jeffreys knew it was time to get rid of the excess baggage weighing her down. She had a list: Divorce her cheating husband. Check. Quit her dead-end job. Check. Return to the Big Apple. Check. Only one item remains: Get rid of the junk-in-her-trunk. The last thing she expects is to be attracted to her personal fitness trainer. Not only is Dylan McCoy a man from her past, he’s younger, which gives the prospect of pursuing this interracial romance a bit daunting for “MJ”.
Dylan owns his own business, has a body made in the gym, and the pick of any woman he wants. Yet none of those women have the qualities he wants in a life partner. When “MJ” walks into his fitness center, her warm smile and sexy curves knock him down like a hundred-pound weight, and he wants nothing more than to start a steamy multicultural romance with this stunning African American. Now all he has to do is prove to her that age is just a number and he’s counting down the moments until she’s his.
“Why are you giving me the cold shoulder?”
He watched her eyes widen. She crossed and uncrossed her arms.
“Aren’t you going to answer me?” Reaching out, he pushed some wayward strands of
hair behind her ear. When she leaned away from him, he grinned with amusement.
Marcelle cleared her throat. “I don’t think what we did…the kiss…was appropriate.”
“Why the hell not?”
“Come on, Dylan. You can’t be serious.”
She’s cute when she frowns.
“I’m more serious than you think.”
“I’ve known you since you were in diapers.”
“I can assure you, I don’t wear them anymore. Care to take a look?”
Marcelle rolled her eyes. “Oh, please. Let’s not go there.”
“One of these days you’ll go there. And you’ll like it.” Dylan was delighted when
Marcelle’s eyes darkened with emotion. Was it desire? He certainly hoped so.
Is she serious?
“Insulting me will not change the fact that you…”
“No.” Marcelle raised her hands as if to fend him off. “Listen, Dylan.” She sucked in a
breath and then released it slowly. “I’m not sure if you’re trying to make a fool of me, or
if you’re unbelievably…”
“Hot for you?” He finished the sentence.
She lowered her hands. “You’re making me uncomfortable, Dylan.”
“You’re not uncomfortable. Try scared. Why do I scare you, Marcelle?”
Marcelle bit her lips. Dylan waited a few beats but she didn’t respond. It was time to up
Dylan took a step forward. “You want to keep thinking of me like the kid I was before you
left, but you know better.”
She tried to take a step back but had no room to go as she was already against the door.
“You were always too full of yourself.”
Dylan chose to ignore her. She was not going to get him off topic.
“When will you come out of hiding, Marcelle? I thought since you were back home, you’d
start trying to enjoy life again, but you haven’t. I’ve tried to ask you out and you either
choose to ignore me or feign ignorance. So, here’s the thing. I’m taking you out tonight,
for something light and nutritious, and I’m not going to take no for an answer.”
“It’s not going to happen.”
“Oh, yes, it will. And so will this.” His hand moved up her arm.
“Stop it,” she said.
“Nothing is going to stop this, Marcelle. You may as well accept it.” He lowered his head.
Here’s the info on the giveaway!
Prize: What is the prize? (an ebook — Baby Wanted)
Eligibility: You must be a subscriber to the RNIC newsletter.
How to enter: Recommend an interracial, African American or multicultural romance featuring a heroine who is a mother (e.g. biological, adoptive, foster, surrogate, etc.).
Deadline to enter: 11:59 p.m EST on March 23, 2014. One winner will be selected.
Note: By participating in this contest, the winner has given permission to RNIC to share his/her name and email address with the person conducting the contest so they can forward the prize(s). Prize open to U.S. and international entrants.
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About the Author:
Roxy Wilson, a self-professed book junkie, was born and bred in a beautiful island in the Caribbean.
As a graduate with a degree in Education, she writes blogs which help readers to think critically about and appreciate poetry. Recently, however, she decided to delve into the world of writing interracial and multicultural romance stories. Her debut novel is the Right Kind of Love and was published by Secret Cravings Publishing. Roxy is also the Reviews Coordinator of Romance Novels in Color.
When Roxy isn’t reading interracial and multicultural romance stories or writing them, she spends her time trying out recipes with her daughter, designing and dress making, listening to music of the 80’s and 90’s or engaging in her favorite workout routine, which is 1-clicking a new interracial/multicultural romance to read, to her heart’s content.
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”