January 2014 Newsletter

 

January 2014 Newsletter

Happy New Year! The beginning of each year for me brings with it self reflection on the prior year. What went right, what went wrong or what I can do better.

I coined 2013 the Year of Yahrah and it was an amazing unforgettable year complete with a milestone birthday. But I took on a lot in 2013: worked my full-time property manager job, was President of my local manager organization, wrote 3 books, rereleased my 2nd book Dare To Love, traveled the world from Hawaii to Greece, all the while trying to be a good daughter, sister, girlfriend and friend. I fared well at most and not so well on others.

Deciding to forego traditional publishing in favor of being my own boss, while juggling my other priorities didn’t go as smoothly as I’d hoped, but I learned some valuable lessons. Don’t over promise and under deliver. Even if I have to delay a book release date, presenting quality work is paramount.

In 2014, I won’t be as overwhelmed by my obligations and can deliver dynamic & inventive stories that you can’t put down. Because writing is in my blood, has been since I was 12 years old and wrote my first short story about summer camp.

I can happily announce that Entangled Hearts Volume II has finally been released and you can look for it on Kindle, Nook and other devices. I am in the process of writing Untamed Hearts, the 3rd book in the Harts of Arizona series which will tell Rylee Hart’s story. Be on the lookout for it in mid 2nd quarter 2014. It may appear a long time away, but it will be well worth the wait. Thanks to an interracial romance, intriguing locales like Dubai and national ones like the Kentucky Derby that I’ve encountered during my travels.

But never fear, I will keep your palettes wet with the re-release of my 3rd book: Never Say Never, the “extended version” which was shortened during the initial publishing run. Expect its release in 1st quarter 2014.

Many of you have followed me for 10+ years and even if you’ve just discovered me, I’m so thankful for all your support, encouragement and nudging to finish those books! You’re simply the best.

Yahrah

 

 

 

Entangled Hearts-Part II

October Newsletter

Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather is cooler and you get to pull out your favorite sweater or boots. And what can be more fun than curling up with a good book?

I have lots in store this season to keep you indoors. A CHANCE WITH YOU, my fifteenth and final Harlequin Kimani romance was just released this month and is available in print or as an e-book. When workaholic caterer Raina Martin loses her sister to cancer, she is shocked to learn she has sole custody of her niece Zoe. Desperate to give her a family, Raina goes in search of Zoe’s father and mistakenly assumes he is dashing sports agent Spencer Davis. You’ll enjoy spending time with this special couple as they traverse new parenthood and find true love in the process.

In honor of A Chance With You’s release, I’ve got a fun scavenger hunt planned for you, so be sure and follow the blog stops for a chance to win great gifts. Visit my website for details on A Chance With You’s virtual blog tour: http://yahrahstjohn.net/category/contest/

If radio is more your speed, stop by my Blog Talk Radio interview with LaSheera Lee of Read You Later on 10/15/13 at 7:00 p.m. EST on. Visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/readyoulater where I’ll be discussing my latest book releases.

If you haven’t downloaded my last book: ENTANGLED HEARTS-Volume I, it’s on sale now and is available on Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Apple devices. Entangled Hearts starts the Harts of Arizona series. Fans are falling in love with saga of multi-platinum singer Chynna James and her talented twin & actress Kenya James. You’ll enjoy the drama that ensues when the sisters swap places and fall in love with unlikely heroes. The response has been overwhelming to Volume I and readers can’t wait for Volume II which will be released in mid-November and wrap up the twin’s story.

Expect more great romances with a dollop of intrigue and a whole lot of family drama in 2014 when the Harts of Arizona series continues with Rylee and Caleb Hart’s dynamic stories. Visit my website in a few days for the debut of the Entangled Hearts book trailer.

If you haven’t picked up your copy of DELICIOUS DESTINY, the final installment in the Draysons Sprinkled with Love series released in June, it’s still available for purchase online.

That’s it for now…I have to go back to writing.

 

Warm Wishes

 

Yahrah St John

 

August Newsletter

The summer has gone by fast thanks in part to my 2 week vacation to Greece in July. After a two year delay, I had the trip of a lifetime with my best friend traveling to the Greek Isles, Croatia and Turkey. Athens and Ephesus, Turkey was ancient, Dubrovnik was scenic, but Santorini in one word was ROMANCE. Of all the places I’ve traveled, Santorini is truly one of the most beautiful and breathtaking places on earth. Loved it!

On to my books..I’ve decided to take a break from traditional publishing for awhile and work on projects I feel strongly about. My fourteenth book: ENTANGLED HEARTS-Volume I is on sale now and is available on Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Apple devices. Entangled Hearts starts the Harts of Arizona series and will tell the saga of multi-platinum singer Chynna James and her twin, actress Kenya James. When the twins trade places, they each discover that the grass indeed might be greener on the other side.

I had a lot of fun writing and researching this book. I spent time at both a working cattle ranch and a dude ranch in Florida. Who knew such places existed? Visit my Facebook page to see the Ranch photo album: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yahrah-St-John/55015186054

Volume I will certainly whet your appetite and having you dying to know how it ends. Entangled Hearts-Volume II will be released in mid-November and wrap up the twin’s story. Expect more great romances with a dollop of intrigue and a whole lot of family drama to come your way in 2014 in the Harts of Arizona series.

My fifteenth and final Harlequin Kimani book: A CHANCE WITH YOU will now be released in October. The romance between dashing sports agent Spencer Davis and workaholic caterer Raina Martin will have you laughing and crying as you root for this special couple traversing the rocky road of love. In honor of its release, be sure and check out my website for details for A Chance With You’s virtual blog tour in Oct.

If you haven’t downloaded your copy of DELICIOUS DESTINY, the final installment in the Draysons Sprinkled with Love series, it’s still available for purchase online. I’ve had a lot of great reviews on Amazon, so I know you’ll enjoying reading about Shari Drayson and Grant Robinson’s love story, family struggles and cake competition rolled into one neat cupcake. Pick up your copy today.

Before 2013 ends, expect the re-release of my 3rd book: NEVER SAY NEVER which will include deleted scenes never before published. Until next time…

Lots of Love,

Yahrah St John

 

June 2013 Newsletter

Greetings Readers,

Summer time is back with a vengeance in Orlando. Warm weather and humid temps await us Floridians the next few months. When it turns hot outdoors, I go inside and curl up with my computer.

That’s how I finished my 13th release, Delicious Destiny which debuted on June 1st. Part of The Draysons, Sprinkled with Love 3-book series, Delicious Destiny tells Shari Drayson’s story, the oldest granddaughter in the Drayson family. Shari reconnects with her first love and baby daddy Grant Robinson after hooking up during one drunken night in college. Now a successful entrepreneur, Grant is shocked to learn that he’s a father, but wants a family for his son even if it means strong-arming Shari into a quickie marriage. Shari’s got her hands full juggling a new marriage and appearing in a baking competition on national TV all the while battling her former best friend and Grant’s ex-wife Dina English for the win.

Interested in learning more about Delicious Destiny or me? Well I have a special treat for you. A Blog Tour. Stop by each of the websites below the week of June 3rd – June 7th and I’ll respond to reader’s questions and comments throughout the day.

Monday, June 3rd – http://writtenvoicesblog.com Tuesday, June 4th – http://www.ahopefulromantic.com/ Wednesday, June 5th – http://www.sormag.blogspot.com Thursday, June 6th – http://readinnwritin.blogspot.com/ Friday, June 7th – http://www.apooobooks.com

Can’t make the blog tour? Visit my website and answer the 5 questions on my Contest page and you’ll be entered to win a Harry and David Gift basket. Go to: http://yahrahstjohn.net/category/contest/ for more details.

If you haven’t read the first two books in The Draysons, Sprinkled with Love trilogy, be sure to pick up AC Arthur‘s Decadent Dreams and Farrah Rochon’s Delectable Desire.

In September, prepare to be swept away by my 14th book, A Chance with You, a touching love story of a workaholic caterer Raina Martin who takes in her twin’s daughter upon her death and finds love with her niece’s uncle, sexy former basketball star Spencer Davis turned sports agent.

Thanks to a heavy workload with my daytime job, I’m a little bit behind finishing the first book in my next series the HARTS OF ARIZONA. But never fear, Entangled Harts will come out late summer. The first book will pair Noah Hart with spoiled and sexy pop singer Chynna James who stumbles on his family’s ranch because she’s hiding out from the paparazzi. That’s just the start…more surprises are in store in the book. Stay tuned…

March Newsletter

Greetings Readers,

Winter is almost over and spring is nearly upon us. I took a writing break after finishing two books back-to-back in 2012 to have some fun in Hawaii, but now I’m back and focused on making 2013 a great year.

With spring comes the re-release of 2nd book: Dare to Love which will be released on March 3rd as an e-book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or wherever e-books are sold. Dare to Love is the sequel to One Magic Moment and will tell Lexie and Will’s story while catching up with old faves Nia and Damon. To celebrate its re-release, answer 5 questions correctly and you will be entered to win a $50 Spafinder Gift certificate good for spas throughout the country.

In May, my 13th release, Delicious Destiny will debut. This book is part of a new Kimani trilogy in 2013: The Draysons, Sprinkled with Love series. The first book in the series is AC Arthur‘s Decadent Dreams which will debut on March 19th, followed by Farrah Rochon’s Delectable Desire on April 23rd and ending with the conclusion of the trilogy, my book Delicious Destiny on May 21, 2013.

Delicious Destiny will end with Shari Drayson’s story where she’ll reconnect with an old flame and baby daddy while appearing in a baking competition on national TV all the while battling her former best friend and baby daddy’s ex-wife for the win. Sound good? Wait until you read it!

If you haven’t downloaded your copy of my first women ‘s fiction book Dirty Laundry which tells the sassy story of Layla, Chanel, Reese and Skye shenanigans, it’s still available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or wherever e-books are sold

In June, you’ll be introduced to my next great series, the HARTS OF TEXAS, and get your first peak of Noah, Gavin, Caleb and Rylee when Noah crosses paths with spoiled sexy pop singer Chynna James on his family’s ranch.

In August, prepare to be swept away by my 14th book, A Chance with You, a touching love story of a workaholic caterer Raina Martin who takes in her twin’s daughter upon her death and finds love with her niece’s uncle, sexy former basketball star Spencer Davis turned sports agent.

Finally, I will work on the Dare to Love sequel and tell Sebastian’s story that so many fans have been clamoring for. Somehow, someway, I’ll find the time to sneak in his love story this year in the midst of my jam-packed year. Until next time…

Kind Regards,

 

Yahrah St. John

 

December Newsletter

Season’s Greetings Everyone,

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and getting ready for Christmas, Kwanza or whatever holiday you hold dear. I’m a little late myself this year due to my demanding day job, but I’ve been on a mission all weekend to make up for lost time.

In my ‘spare’ time, I have been hard at work on several books for you. First up in December is the rerelease of my first book: One Magic Moment. For those fans who missed the original paperback version back in December 2004 or you just want a digital copy, be sure to download your copy today on Kindle, Nook or Kobo. To celebrate its rerelease of my first book, answer 5 questions correctly and you will be entered to win an Open Hearts necklace from Kay Jewelers.

I am proud to debut the cover of 13th release, Delicious Destiny. This book is part of a new Kimani trilogy in 2013: The Draysons, Sprinkled with Love series. The first book in the series is AC Arthur ‘s Decadent Dreams which will debut on March 19th, followed by Farrah Rochon’s Delectable Desire on April 23rd and ending with the conclusion of the trilogy, my book Delicious Destiny on May 21, 2013. Please go to my website or Facebook page and let me know what you think of the covers.

To celebrate the debut of our trilogy, AC Arthur will be giving away books from our trilogy. Please check out AC ‘s page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/AC-Arthurs-Book-Lounge/140199625996114

If you haven’t downloaded your copy of my first women ‘s fiction book Dirty Laundry which tells the sassy story of Layla, Chanel, Reese and Skye shenanigans, it’s still available for purchase on Kindle, Nook and Smashwords.

Up next is my 14th book, A Chance with You, a touching love story of a workaholic caterer who takes in her twin’s daughter upon her death and finds love with her niece’s uncle, a sexy former basketball star turned sports agent. Stay tuned for more details.

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday season. See you next year!

Warm Wishes,

 

Yahrah St. John

 

Delicious Destiny

 

 

 

One Magic Moment-Release

Dynamic advertising executive Nia Taylor is a tiger in the boardroom but an ice-queen when it comes to relationships. But when she meets handsome, sexy banker Damon Bradley at her company Christmas party, she’s instantly smitten. Damon pulls out all the stops to win Nia’s heart including hiring her advertising firm. Soon the two embark on an old-fashioned love affair – until Damon’s ex-fianceè enters the picture. Kendall is desperate for another chance, but Nia’s the only woman for Damon. After a series of misunderstandings helped along by Kendall and his meddling family, Nia ends their relationship. By the time she realizes Damon truly is the one for her, will it be too late?

Dirty Laundry