June 2015 Newsletter

 

Greetings Readers,

Before you escape on vacation or head to the beach for some summer rays, here’s an update from the world of Yahrah St John.

I enjoyed a great 7-day cruise on Royal Caribbean to the Eastern Caribbean in April. I visited Coco-Cay Bahamas, St. Maarten and St. Thomas. For those of you who’ve been longtime fans, you know I’m adventure girl, so of course I had to try something adventurous on this trip. The highlight were: 1) Surfing onboard on the ship and promptly wiping out. 2) Rock-climbing – I made it to the half-way point rang the bell and gave up the ghost. 3) ATV through the streets of St. Maarten with my boyfriend and visiting a nude beach on the French side of the island. No good deed goes unpunished and when I returned from my vacation, a book I’d yet to start (but is due June 30th to my editor) was waiting for me…

Book News

I’m super excited that my 19th effort Heat Wave of Desire was officially released June 1st in all mediums (e-book, print online and in-stores). Before you rush off and download your copy or head to your nearest Walmart or Target, here’s a brief summary:

Hotel general manager, Kimberly Parker transforms her family’s hotel to an exclusive A-list retreat leaving no time for romance, but the hotel’s enigmatic guest Jaxon Dunham sweeps Kimberly into a taboo affair. Faced with sabotage and scandalous headlines, will they face it together or walk away from a promising love?

Heat Wave of Desire is part of Kimani’s California Desert Dream summer series. If you’d like to know what happens to Kimberly’s friends Gabrielle and Robyn, you’ll have to pick up the 2nd book: Lisa Marie Perry’s Hot Summer Nights on July 1st and Pamela Yaye’s Heat Wave of Passion on August 1st.

If you’re a visual person, be sure and check out my website on Friday June 5th when I’ll release the book trailer for Heat Wave of Desire.

And if that’s not enough, you know I always offer giveaways. In honor of Heat Wave of Desire’s release, answer 5 questions about the book correctly by June 30th and you’ll be entered into a contest to win a $100 Hotels.com gift card. Check out my website for details: http://yahrahstjohn.net/category/contest/

In case you’re a new Yahrah St. John fan and haven’t had the chance to enjoy the Harts of Arizona series, all four (4) books are now available in a box set. That’s right folks, Entangled Hearts Volume I & II, Untamed Hearts and Restless Hearts have been packaged together for your reading pleasure in an affordable $10 box set.

Don’t remember what each book is about? Check out the exciting book trailer on the homepage of my website: www.yahrahstjohn.com NOW!

What else have I been up to? As I mentioned previously, I have a book due to my Kimani editor by June 30th, so I’ve been knee deep, in what else? Writing. I’m happy to report that my first draft of Cappuccino Kisses, an expansion on THE DRAYSONS; SPRINKLED WITH LOVE series, is complete. Whew! What a relief. For the next month, I’ll be crafting this story into a great book. But you’ll have to wait for it.

Cappuccino Kisses will be released in April 2016, followed by Love and a Latte by Jamie Pope and finishing with my new author BFF Pamela Yaye’s Mocha Pleasures. This my second series with Pamela and working with her has been a blast. More details to follow.

Next up, I’ll finally get back to my chicklit sequel Dirty Laundry: Can’t Get Enough. I’m finally ready to put pen to paper and finish this book for a late summer release. So I must depart and get back to what I do best: Write.

Until the next edition,

Yahrah St John

p.s. To all my fans – Thank you for making the re-release of my 3rd book Never Say Never such a smash in sales. You’re simply best!

 

April 2015 newsletter

Greetings,

Its springtime and love is blooming in the air.

If you’re not big on social media, never fear this newsletter will get you updated.

I enjoyed a quick trip to Dallas, Texas in March for the 20th Anniversary of Romance Slam Jam. If you don’t know what it is, Romance Slam Jam aka RSJ, it the only conference for African American romance writers and readers. RSJ allows writers to interact with their fans, readers a chance to meet authors in person whose writing they can’t get enough of & aspiring authors the chance to pitch their books to publishing houses. RSJ holds a special place in my heart because 12 years ago, I pitched by book at RSJ and 3 months later had a book deal. I am forever grateful for RSJ and the hardworking book clubs that put it on each and every year.

Book News:

The re-release of my 3rd book Never Say Never occurred on April 1st. Sales are brisk, so fans must love the new cover and additional scenes for Sabrina and Malcolm’s peachy romance in Savannah, Georgia.

What’s coming next? The first book in the California Desert Dreams and my latest Kimani Romance: Heat Wave of Desire debuts on June 1st. The story revolves around the Parker family’s Belleza Resort and the quest of three beautiful and successful women to stave off sabotage as the each fall in love.

Heat Wave of Desire is Kimberly Parker’s story. When she encounters mysterious guest Jaxon Dunham, the headstrong General Manager finds herself falling hard for the elusive bachelor. Can they overcome his past commitment issues to find love? Find out this June.

The 2nd book: Lisa Marie Perry’s Hot Summer Nights will be released July 1st and tell feisty Gabrielle and Geoffrey’s romance. The series will conclude with Robyn and Sean’s secret affair in Pamela Yaye’s Heat Wave of Passion on August 1st. The ladies and I are planning a virtual tour and book trailer for the series, so stay tuned for more details as we approach summer.

Currently, I’m writing Cappuccino Kisses, an expansion on THE DRAYSONS; SPRINKLED WITH LOVE series which is due to my editor on June 30th. I don’t have much time left to finish it, but I rarely miss a deadline, so I’ll make it happen. Since my book: Delicious Destiny concluded the series in 2013, it’s been fun catching up with the previous characters while introducing the Seattle Draysons: Mariah, Chase and Jackson. Cappuccino Kisses will be released in April 2016.

Here’s a short snippet of the book’s premise: Mariah Drayson thinks she is finished with love and marriage. She plans to drown her sorrows in double fudge cupcakes and lattes for the rest of her life. But when she meets handsome widower Everett Myers and his adorable child, she begins having second thoughts….

I’ve put my chicklit sequel Dirty Laundry: Can’t Get Enough on the shelf temporarily, but I will pick up the pen in the summer. Deadlines beckon.

It’s hard writing and working full-time, but I’ll do my best to bring you more great romances and stories to come. Right now, I’m off for a much needed 7-day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean (St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Bahamas). When I get back, I promise to buckle down. Otherwise, I’ll be receiving your emails asking for new books. Rest assured, I haven’t forgotten you. How could I? My fans are the best.

Sincerely,

Yahrah St. John

March 2015 Newsletter

Greetings,

It’s been March Madness in Yahrah St. John’s world.

If you haven’t been following me on Facebook, you missed the announcement that my 18th book Restless Hearts was released in February. If you haven’t downloaded a copy, it’s available on Kindle, Nook and other devices. If you’re old-school like me and need a hard copy, don’t worry I gotcha covered. Print versions of Restless Hearts are available on Amazon.

Many readers have emailed me about how much they loved the conclusion to the series and the smoldering romance of heartthrob Caleb Hart and socialite Addison Walker while catching up with old friends: Chynna, Noah, Kenya, Lucas, Rylee and Amar. I’m sure you will too.

My third book  Never Say Never will be released on April 1st. Hope you love the new cover and the additional scenes which spiced up the romance along with the addition of previously cut scenes from the original manuscript. Dive into Sabrina Parker and Malcolm Winter’s sweet Savannah romance.

On June 1st, my Kimani Romance:   Heat Waves of Desire, the  first book in the California Desert Dreams will be released. The series will feature three best friends: Kimberly, Gabrielle and Robyn who run a high-end resort in a California desert town and their rocky roads to romance.

Heat Wave of Desire  tells Kimberly Parker’s story with mysterious guest Jaxon Dunham. Can the headstrong General Manager find love while saving her family’s hotel from sabotage? Find out….The next book in the series will be Lisa Marie Perry’s  Hot Summer Nights on July 1st and conclude with Pamela Yaye’s  Heat  Wave of Passion on August  1st. The ladies and I are planning a virtual tour for the series release, so stay tuned for more details.

Currently, I’m writing the chicklit sequel Dirty Laundry:  Can’t Get Enough. Progress is slow, but I promise to reacquaint readers with: Layla, Chanel, Reese and Skye’s stories and answer those burning questions I still receive: Is Skye’s health all clear? Will Layla and Travis reunite? Is Chanel destined to pick Mr. Wrong? And can Reese hang on to Mr. Right Evan? Look for it this summer.

Co-currently, I have started a new book which will expand THE DRAYSONS; SPRINKLED WITH LOVE series. My book with be the first titled: Cappuccino Kisses and will be released in 2016.
The series will be loosely linked with the original series in Chicago that I ended with my fourteenth book: Delicious Destiny. Here’s a short snippet of the book’s premise: Mariah Drayson thinks she is finished with love and marriage. She plans to drown her sorrows in double fudge cupcakes and lattes for the rest of her life. But when she meets handsome widower Everett Myers and his adorable child, she begins having second thoughts….
Never fear the original Draysons from the first trilogy will appear in Cappuccino Kisses to remind fans of why you fell in love with the series and demanded more Draysons and more romance.

Well, that’s it for now on the writing front. If you want to know more, follow me on Facebook or my website: www.yahrahstjohn.net. Or if you happen to be in Dallas the week of March 26-28, 2015, you’ll find me in-person at the 20th Annual Romance Slam Jam on  March 26-28, 2015 in Dallas Texas at  the  Embassy Suites Dallas-DFW Airport North Outdoor World. I’ll be signing copies of the entire Hart Series including  my new release:  Restless Hearts and interacting with fans in fun events like Pajama Night, Reader Sessions and more. It’s been a blast!

Yours Truly,

Yahrah St. John

January 2015 Newsletter

Happy New Year Readers!

I know it’s been awhile since I last caught up readers with the latest goings on in the world of Yahrah St. John. The last half of 2014 was very busy. I completed two (2) books during that time. Both titles will debut in the first half of 2015.

First up, the long awaited release of my 18th book: Restless Hearts, the fourth book in the Hart Series to be released February 1st. You’ll catch up with old faves like Noah/Chynna, Kenya/Lucas and Rylee/Amar, while being introduced to bad boy Caleb Hart. This dashing heartthrob will have debutante Addison Walker’s heart aflutter along with other body parts. Hope you will find this a satisfying conclusion to this portion of the series.

My next Kimani Romance: Heat Waves of Desire, the first book in the California Desert Dreams will debut on June 1st. Followed by Hot Summer Nights by Lisa Marie Perry on July 1st and Heat Wave of Passion by Pamela Yaye on August 1st. The series will highlight three best friends running a high-end resort in a California desert town. Heat Wave of Desire will focus on Kimberly Parker, General Manager of the Belleza and her romance with enigmatic guest Jaxon Dunham. As sabotage and past loves loom over them, will they be able to trust their hearts or will they walk away from a promising love?

Sometime between now and June, I’ll squeeze in the re-release of my third book Never Say Never. I’m working with my graphic designer as we speak on a new cover. Once selected, I’ll post the cover to Facebook. Never Say Never will also get a facelift because I’m adding a few new scenes to the story to spice things up.

Many of you have requested the sequel to Dirty Laundry, so I’m putting romances on hiatus and heading back to my laptop to write the chicklit sequel titled: Can’t Get Enough. I admit I had to re-read the first book to refresh myself with the characters, but now I’m just as eager as you to find out how Layla, Chanel, Reese and Skye’s stories ‘Turn Up’. Will Travis return to give Layla a second chance? What was the outcome of Skye’s health scare? How is single-mother Chanel fairing without a man? And has Reese really found her Mr. Right? Find out summer 2015.

Rather, than make any additional promises that I can’t keep for the remainder of 2015, I’ll let you marinate on the above selections. But rest assured, I have more great ideas in mind such as the expansion of the Hart Series to include a new trilogy of heroines (All names by you, the reader on FB): London, Bree and Jada. Their stories will take place in locations that you’ve selected on FB: San Francisco, New Orleans and Charleston. Stay tuned for more details as the year progresses.

Events: I will be attending the 20th Annual Romance Slam Jam on March 26-28, 2015 in Dallas Texas at the Embassy Suites Dallas-DFW Airport North Outdoor World. I’ll be signing copies of the entire Hart Series including my new release: Restless Hearts and interacting with fans in fun events like Pajama Night, Reader Sessions, Book Discussions and Interactive Games. Be sure to follow me on Facebook for the photo journey…Until next time.

 

Cheers,

Yahrah St John

August Newsletter

The end of summer is approaching as kids go back to school, but I’m just ramping up. My social media program thanks to my little sister is in full swing and I’ve seen my fan base grow exponentially most notably on Facebook, but on other pages as well. Great job Kim! I’m actually remembering to hashtag.

If you’re not following me, you’re missing out on all my updates, so let your fingers do the walking to:

· Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/yahrahstjohn/
· Instagram http://instagram.com/yahrahstjohn
· YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/yahrahstjohn

I would like to thank all the readers who entered the Untamed Hearts Contest and followed me on my 5-day Virtual Tour in July. If you missed it, you missed out on great gift card giveaways to retail, shopping and restaurants, not to mention the awesome Wine and Country gift basket.

In addition to my marketing push, I will be attending AC Arthur’s 3rd Annual Reader Appreciation Event: The Season of Shifters on August 29th-September 1st at the Walt Disney Resort Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL. I’ll be joining AC and half a dozen authors on a Writer’s panel. I will have the entire Harts of Arizona series: Entangled Hearts Volume I & II and Untamed Hearts as well as Dirty Laundry available for purchase at the event so bring a big suitcase! Feel free to bring any of my backlist books with you and I’ll happily sign them.

When I’m not marketing or working at my day job, I can be found in front of my computer giving you what you love best, romance. I’ve started writing Heat Waves of Desire. It will be the first book in the new Kimani series with authors Pamela Yaye and Lisa Marie Perry titled: CALIFORNIA DESERT DREAMS. Sneak peek: The series will highlight three best friends running a high-end resort in a California desert town. They’ll unravel mysteries and find the man of their dreams amidst the glitz and glamour at the Belleza. Look for the trilogy in Summer 2015.

Simultaneously, I’m working on my 18th book: Restless Hearts and the cover. It’s the final book in the Harts of Arizona series when bad boy Caleb meets debutante Addison. But don’t expect the same old love song. I’ve got some SERIOUS drama in the works for this couple along with the hot sexy romance you’ve come to expect from Yahrah St John. I’ve had to push the release date back to November to ensure I meet my Kimani deadline but you’ll get it before Thanksgiving. I’ll debut the cover next month.

Gosh, did I forget to mention I’ve completed the first chapter to my Dirty Laundry sequel? So many readers have inquired on the status and I won’t let you down, it’ll come in 2015.

That’s all for now. Happy Reading

Yahrah St. John

July Newsletter

July has really flown by. The month started with a trip to my hometown of Chicago to see family and catch up with old friends. It always rejuvenates my mind, body and spirit. While in Chicago, my sister Kim gave me a reality check that I had to get with the social media program and market myself better if I want to continue to grow my fan base. She offered to help get me started. And in case you haven’t seen my multiple posts daily the last 2 weeks, visit my website and click on the new links below and join the fun. Because in addition to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, I’m now on:

More updates are in the works for: Amazon Author Central, Goodreads and Shelfari. There’s much to do to stay on top of this ever-changing social media world we live in, but with my sister’s help, I’ll give it the ole’ college try.

A little housekeeping…if you haven’t signed up for the Untamed Hearts Contest, visit the Contest page on my website: http://yahrahstjohn.net/category/contest/ for your chance to win a $50 gift basket from Wine & Country.

But that’s not all folks, Coming Soon to a computer near you is my Untamed Hearts Virtual Tour. I’ll be visiting the websites below July 28th – August 1st! I’ll be interacting with fans all day long. Feel free to stop by and ask me questions, post comments, etc.

  •  Monday – Written Voices
  • Tuesday – Readin & Writin with Patricia
  • Wednesday – Paulette Harper
  • Thursday – SORMAG
  •  Friday – Reading in Black and White

And guess what? If you follow the tour everyday; you’ll get a chance to win a $25 gift card EVERY DAY for 5 days straight? At the end of each night, I will YouTube the winner of the $25 gift card. Sounds good, right? So be sure and like me on Facebook and help me hit 1,000 likes. Spread the word!!

Enough marketing right? I imagine you want to know what I’m actually working on – well, I’m writing my 18th book: Restless Hearts, of course. It’s the final book in the Harts of Arizona series. You’ll finally get bad boy Caleb’s story and the heat is on when he meets debutante Addison. But don’t expect the same old love song. I’ve got some SERIOUS drama in the works for this couple. Stay tuned for the release date, but anticipate October.

Simultaneously, I am working on a new series for Harlequin with authors Pamela Yaye and Lisa Marie Perry titled: CALIFORNIA DESERT DREAMS. Sneak peek: The series will highlight three best friends running a high-end resort in a California desert town. They’ll unravel mysteries and find the man of their dreams amidst the glitz and glamour at the Belleza. Look for the trilogy in Summer 2015.

If you’ve always wanted to meet me and you like Mickey. Come on down to the City Beautiful. I’ll be joining AC Arthur at her 3rd Annual Reader Appreciation Event: The Season of Shifters on August 29th-September 1st at the Walt Disney Resort Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. I’ll be joining AC and half a dozen authors on a Writer’s panel and signing copies of my new release: Untamed Hearts. Feel free to bring any of my backlist books with you and I’ll happily sign them.

Whew, that’s all for now. Until next time….

Yahrah St. John

June 2014 Newsletter

 

You’re all probably wondering where I’ve been the last few months, but my day-job literally drained my creative spirit and after finishing Entangled Hearts Volume II in January, I took a hiatus from writing. What helped get me out my writing funk? Two events in May…

While June usually means vacation time for most readers as kids are out of school, I took a much needed vacation in May with a cruise to the Cayman Island and Cozumel, Mexico with my boyfriend. It was romantic, relaxing and creatively inspiring. While out on the deck looking at the stars, my next big idea sprang to life from a conversation with my boyfriend, formerly in Special Operations in the US Army. Romantic Suspense. I’ve been wanting to dabble in writing other genres and now is the time. Expect to see a new series in 2015.

Oh and if you haven’t been following me on Facebook, I won the RT BookReviews, Best Kimani Romance for 2013! That’s right out of nearly 60 books produced by Harlequin’s imprint, my 13th offering: A Chance With You won the award. I traveled to the Big Easy to give a speech and pickup an award that was 25 years in the making. Haven’t heard the speech yet? Go to the Video page of my website for a listen: http://yahrahstjohn.net/categorynewsletter/videoaudio/

Enough posturing right, when will I have book out? I know you’ve been eagerly anticipating my 17th novel and the 3rd book in the Harts of Arizona Series. I’m ready to deliver!Untamed Hearts will debut before the month of June closes out. I apologize for the delay, but I’m back in tip-top shape and ready to deliver you a great read with Untamed Hearts. It will offer you the romance you enjoy, the steamiest love scenes I’ve written to date (thank you vacation!) and plenty of the drama you’ve come to expect from a Yahrah St. John romance.

I’ve already started writing my 18th book: Restless Hearts the fourth and final book in the Harts of Arizona Series. Expect to see it on sale sometime in October.

And to keep you up-to-date on my latest goings-on, I was approached for a return to Harlequin for a couple of continuity series. Those are the fun reads in which one author starts off a story and other authors finish it… So for fans of the Draysons: Sprinkled with Love Seriesthe Draysons will return and expect a new release from me in 2016. If you can’t wait that long, I will be launching the California Desert DreamsSeries in 2015. More details to follow.

And if I haven’t said enough to tickle your fancy and you actually want to meet me in person, I will be attending AC Arthur’s Season of Shifters Event on August 29th-September 1stat the Walt Disney Resort Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. How could I not, when it’s in my hometown? A big thanks to AC for including me in her 3rd annual Fan appreciation event. If you haven’t signed up, there’s still time: http://www.acarthur.net/the-season-of-shifters/

That’s it enough for now. Until the next time.

Wishing you all the best,

Yahrah St. John

 

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…