{New & Emerging Black Authors} K. Blaze

Good Morning lovely Readers! How are ya’ll doing this morning?

Welcome back to the New & Emerging Black Authors segment. Each week, I will be featuring an amazing new and emerging author. I just love to give new authors a chance and this is one way that I enjoy doing just that! I hope you will welcome them with open arms and give them a shot! So without further ado, here is Author K. Blaze!

 


WHO IS K. BLAZE?

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Lakeisha ‘K. Blaze’ Martin is from Spartanburg, SC. She got into writing 10 years ago. Four years ago she started writing on a site called Wattpad, garnering a wide fan base. Two years later she tried her hand at publishing her first book, under the pen name Lady Amethyst. After a few setbacks, the 35-year old took a break from writing for two years. After being pushed by friends and family, she quickly put her pen to use again.

Blaze writes Urban Fiction, Romance, and Erotica. She adds a bit of a twist to keep her audience engaged. Her style of writing is raw and gritty. She is currently signed to Major Key Publishing. K. Blaze currently has three books under her belt and she plans to continue her journey of building and branding herself. She hopes to someday become a National Bestselling Author

 


LET’S CHAT! – The Interview

Good Morning Lakeisha, thank you for agreeing to join me here today. What inspired you to share your story with the world?

Things I have been through as well as conversations that I have on a day-to-day basis. Music and TV also plays a part in my inspiration.

Why did you choose to pen, A Love So Deep? Does this story has a message that you wanted to convey?

I chose to pen this story because it’s a lot of people that have gone through what Kadaris and Treasure have gone through. Being hurt makes one shy away from love, until they meet that special someone. I wanted people to see through this piece that there is still true love after the storm. It actually wasn’t my favorite story to pen because of Treasure’s attitude.

Do you recall the first book you’ve ever read?

I think it was Shame on It All, by Zane

Do you read much? If so, who are some of your favorite authors?

I read now when I have the time. Some of my favorite authors are: Zane, Maureen Smith, and Brenda Jackson.

In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book?

Having consistency, as well as character development.

Which do you believe is more important: pages read or bestseller list? Why?

For me, it’s the pages read. I want the person to really get lost in what they are reading. I feel as though if a reader is reading then eventually bestseller will come. I just want my book read.

What’s your favorite movie that was based on a book?

How Stella Got her Groove Back.

How is your writing style different from other writers?

I wouldn’t say that it’s different. It just fits the person that I am, which helps me to convey the message that I’m trying to put out there. Maybe I would say my writing is a little risky when it comes to some of the topics I choose to write.

Have any new writers grasped your interest lately?

Yes. She’s actually my pen sister. Her name is Lavonda.

If you had the chance to bring your book to the big screen, which actress & actor would you prefer to star as Treasure & Kadaris?

In my mind I see Lauren London playing the role of Treasure. For Kadaris, maybe Michael B. Jordan.

What are some of your hobbies, other than reading & writing?

I love to shop and also love trying new restaurants.

Tell our followers an interesting fact (or two) about yourself that fans/readers may not know.

I’m extremely shy.

What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

Believe in yourself. Keep pushing even when it seems like things seem bleak. Never give up on what you are passionate about. Stray away from all negativity and always think positive.

Is there anything you would like to say to your readers, as well as potential new readers and fans?

To all my readers and potentials, I just want to say thank you for reading, sharing, and leaving reviews. I’m going to continue to write some of the best work I can to keep you guys engaged!

Thank you so much for chatting with me today LaKeisha!

 


GET SOCIAL!

Connect with K. Blaze via social media to stay updated with her exciting journey! You’ll never miss a beat of what she’s up to, upcoming releases, giveaways, freebies + more!

Like her – Facebook Fan Page

Follow her on – Instagram

Friend her on – Facebook

Send her an – Email

Follow her on – Goodreads

 

 


THE BOOKS

And now … the Books!

K. Blaze’s Debut Release

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Riley James was just elected the CEO of Petro Incorporation. Things seem to be going good in her life. She has who she thinks is the perfect fiancé. Life has a way of showing you differently; especially for Riley. Davin Sumpter is a jealous man on a mission after Riley’s father grants her the position that he thought was meant for him. With Riley’s best friend Larissa being on his back about taking care of her, he does what he has to do to make things happen.

Davin calls upon someone that he hung with back in the day. Mecca Anderson was hired and paid fifty G’s up front to kidnap the beautiful and sexy Riley. Things become complicated when a secret is revealed that could ruin everything. Amongst all the lies and drama somewhere along the lines Mecca falls for the beauty. He’s faced with a tough decision on whether to let her go or stick to the plan as he was paid to do. Will the love that has blossomed between the two make Mecca have a change of heart and let her go or will he continue to hold her captive and be caught in crime.

 

Get A Copy

Amazon eBook | Amazon Paperback

 

Genre Urban Fiction, Urban Romance

Series Caught In Crime, Captured By Love, book 1 of 2

Publisher Major Key Publishing

Publication Date August 23, 2018

Print Length 144 pages

ASIN B07GSPVJ4K

ISBN-10 1723996904

ISBN-13 978-1723996900

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Next Release

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Erotic Pleasures: Quadir and Cashlynn

 

What happens when two people meet by accident? Cashlynn Myers and Quadir Jackson meet in an odd way. Upon their unusual meeting, they thought that they would never see each other again, until they meet again by coincidence.

The fiery attraction leads then to an erotic place of no return. One snowy night alone, the two burn up the sheets with fierce and unadulterated sex like never before. Will lust and erotic pleasures be all that they have, or will it all turn into a blazing love affair like no other?

 

Get A Copy

Amazon eBook

 

Genre Urban Fiction, Urban Romance, Erotica

Series Novella

Publisher Major Key Publishing

Publication Date September 14, 2018

Print Length 75 pages

ASIN B07HD87PY3

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Third Release

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Treasure Robinson is a thirty-five-year-old elementary teacher, who is slowly putting her life back together after a failed marriage. She realizes that family is your worst enemy. Love doesn’t live in her heart as it once did. Just when she thinks she is on the right track, an unexpected person enters her classroom. Rude and cocky Kadaris Williams comes in a wreaking havoc on Treasure.

The strong dislike for one another soon turns into a strong like. Kadaris shows Treasure love in a different light. Things seem to be going in the right direction until, drama, lies and deceit intercept. Tamela tries to help her best friend along the way, but she too, is trying to keep from falling for her brother’s best friend. With her daughter being her first priority, she takes things slow.

Overcoming obstacles, pain, and heartbreak, they all learn lessons in love. Will those lessons be enough to weather the storm, or will they tuck and fold?

 

Get A Copy

Amazon eBook

 

Genre Urban Fiction, Urban Romance

Series Standalone Novel

Publisher Major Key Publishing

Publication Date September 22, 2018

Print Length 217 pages

ASIN B07HLDX28X

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Latest Release

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In this final installment it seems that drama, lies, and secrets seem to keep brewing. It seems as if Riley can’t catch a break. Someone or something is always out for her. Mecca gets the surprise of his life when he receives a letter from Federal Correctional Institution, Tallahassee. From the moment he opened the letter, he knew that things were about to change.

Riley finds herself in a dangerous situation, one that made her sick to her stomach. She fears for her life and the life of her unborn. Mekhi finds himself in a sea of hurt and pain when it’s revealed that his mother was killed instead of it just being an accident. Myra finds herself heartbroken after Mekhi goes off the deep end.

Through all the drama that surrounds Riley and Mecca, will they be able to keep that captured love or will it all fade away?

 

Get A Copy

Amazon eBook

 

Genre Urban Fiction, Urban Romance

Series Caught In Crime, Captured By Love, book 2 of 2

Publisher Major Key Publishing

Publication Date October 1, 2018

Print Length 145 pages

ASIN B07HXT17KB

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READ AN EXCERPT

This excerpt is from, Caught In Crime, Captured By Love 2.

 

“Mecca, there is no us. There will never be an us. What happened when you kidnapped me was just one of those things. I was caught up in the moment. Hell, I was vulnerable. At the time I needed someone. You just happened to be there by default.”

    “Riley, stop lying to yourself. Just admit what went on between us was more than you ever imagined. Even though it was a fucked up situation; it still meant something to you. I mean something to you,” he placed his hand against his chest.

    “Mec—“

    He cut her off with his lips upon hers. At first, she was resistant against him, but she couldn’t fight it anymore. He was like a drug that was bad for her health. She knew that she didn’t need him, but she wanted him. It was something about him that made her want to risk it all. Wrapping her arms around his neck, she got lost in the kiss.

    As if she weighed nothing, he lifted her, and her legs automatically wrapped around his waist. He carried her through the living area towards her bedroom. Once there he let her ease down his body. Pulling his Polo over his head, he threw it across the room. Riley took in his defined torso. He was just too good to be true.

    “Riley, tell me what you want? Whatever you want I promise, I will give.”

    She didn’t utter a word. Riley untied her bikini top, letting it drop to the floor. He stared at her chocolate breast and had to bite down on his lip. Shaking his head, he took a step back. As bad as he wanted her he had to refrain from having her. They were going to have to do things different. He needed her to understand that it was about more than the physical; although the physical was great. Riley was in a lust-filled haze. The look almost had him ready to make love to her. She was for sure going to be the death of him.

 


Have you had the pleasure of reading a book from Author K. Blaze? I haven’t yet, but I plan on reading her completed series, Caught In Crime, Captured By Love. By the way, I heard that Blaze plans on doing a spin-off of Mekhi and Myra, so that everyone can see how things unfold with them. Go on ahead and check out her books, and come back to let me know your thoughts!

 

Are you a new or emerging author? I’d love to feature you. If you’re interested or know of someone that may be, contact me! I’d love to get to know you and introduce you to my readers/fans! ~ Vaneka

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