Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Did you read Drawing The Line? Post a Review, PLEASE!

Reviews are very important to an author and we need all we can get.

So I see a lot of people downloading the book, but no one has posted a review.

My nails are biting and even though I've receive a few offline comments here and there I still wanted you guys to go back on the site after your purchase and post your review.

The link is:

If you purchased through Paypal, you can post your review on the guestbook on my website at:

This also goes for the 1000 or so who have downloaded the free book Love Like This and also Sex Weed has no reviews for it either. I'd appreciate any and everything that you can do for me.

BTW, His Substitute Wife has a countdown clock. For those who have asked, it's going to post on January 3rd, when everyone should be back at work and "comfortable."

Thanks for passing the word about the book and keep doing it because I'd love for a lot of readers for this one.

It's going to be differenet from my others because it's feeling a lot different. Wanna get freaky but I can't.. yet. You'll see what I mean.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Other Side of Love - - bad link & LABW

Wow, didn't know you guys were that interested in a work in progress like that.

When I changed over sites I pretty much shut down the other links and forgot that I did that. So now I have to go through the process of finding the story and posting it somewhere.

Thanks for being so interested in it guys. you make a sistah feel good.

BTW, i just updated my Love A Black Woman blog with a guest author ya'll just gotta read about. he was awesome.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Winner's Of Maniac's Neighbor for Gaston's Desire

If you were a reader of Drawing The Line, there was a contest of who could tell me where the Gaston's Desire bakery item was mentioned in another book.

And the winner is reader, Carmel Beauty. She guessed the books that metioned it and it took so long to find out if her answer was right because I had to reread the durn book just to find out if she was right. I had really forgotten.

Thanks for playing, Carmel and you should be receiving Maniac Neighbor - an unpublished short story by me soon and will be available on Amazon Shorts soon.

Kisses, hugs and Season's Greetings to all

Your Author,

Sylvia Hubbard

Work In Progress (WIP)

Work In Progress (WIP)
Many readers have asked me, “when are you going to get done with the book?” Here is a post where I will post works in progress and write in the comments what’s the update.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Where to find Free Stories from Sylvia Hubbard

In the daily grind of preparing for His Substitute Wife, I'm trying to organize my life.

(It's more difficult than I thought. I'm really messed up.)

So I've found a way to be able to post things online easily and give everyone a Central Sylvia location.

Everything you wanted to know what I have but couldn't ask is located at:

For now this is the location that i'm going to use to get things together along with this story blog.

Plus, I'll be revamping the website completely for next year to get things more organizaed.

wish me luck.


Anyhoo, A lot of people have already found it (OVER 600 PEOPLE ALREADY AND I DIDN'T HARDLY ADVERTISE FOR IT AT ALL) but there is a free novel available on my bookstore.

You can find Love LIKE THIS and other free books all listed on the

Plus there are other html stories that you can read as well.

Country Road(short story)
The Forbidden(short story)
Delicious Prisoner (short story)
And I should be adding the Boom Boom Boom story soon.
Happy Holidays all over the world guys.
PS. My amazon wishlist is still pretty full (hint hint)
Oh yeah, I've joined facebook so if you guys are there you can connect to me.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Season’s Greetings & Subscribe for the Live Story!

Greetings!Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year.

With the New Year, we’ll be starting with His Substitute Wife—My Sister.
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NEW READERS PLEASE READ: Sylvia Hubbard produces these romance suspense/ sensual noir stories mostly from the top of her head. She tries to post at least three times a week, but there is a warning that she can’t be bought for the ending (unless you’re a big publisher and just want the story) and do not call her phone in the middle of the night begging for the rest of the story. There is interaction throughout the story between the writer and readers (meaning she’ll answer any misunderstandings in the story), but no threats to tie her to the computer have worked. (She’s been doing this for the past two years almost and only have had to take out two restraining orders, LOL.) We hope to see you on the blog! And welcome.

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Best Wishes to celebrate more Holidays to come!

Sylvia Hubbard
Author, Blogger, and Divorced Mother of Three

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

When I’m With You by LaConnie Taylor-Jones

Book: When I’m With You

Publisher: Genesis Press

ISBN-10: 1585712507; ISBN-13: 978-1585712502

When your life has been terrorized by violence, how do you manage to go forward, looking over your shoulder at every turn? This is the daily question that haunts Caitlyn Thompson. She has been in hiding from an ex-boyfriend for three years, always careful not to slip up and allow him to find her again. Working for a neighborhood youth center, she has found her niche. This is something she believes in, having grown up in inner-city New Jersey herself. Submitting a grant request to a wealthy philanthropist foundation, Caitlyn is soon to meet the man who will make her want to stop running, want to trust and love again; Marcel Baptiste. It will take a will of iron and a courage she didn’t know she possessed to battle her fears and open up to the wealthy entrepreneur. But when violence comes knocking again, will she have the courage to face her biggest nightmare?

Author's Website:

About Author:

LaConnie Taylor-Jones holds advanced degrees in community public health and business administration and has written several scientific research publications for the past fifteen years. When not writing, she’s involved with the Contra Costa Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the African American Community Health Advisory Committee, and Black Women Organized for Political. An active member of the San Francisco Area and Black Diamonds chapters of RWA since 2003, Ms. Taylor-Jones has combined her writing skills with a twenty-five-year passion for reading romance in the completion of two full-length multicultural romance novels, When I’m With You and When A Man Loves A Woman.

What led you to the idea of writing this book, and then to the actual writing of it?The thing that got me from reader to author was my husband. In the spring of ’03, I was in bed reading a novel that was horrible. It was pass midnight and I think my husband was tired of hearing me whine about the book because he said, “Honey, if you can write a better book, do it, but baby, turn out the lights.” I took him up on the challenged and I’ve never looked back. The inspiration for both When I’m With You and When A Man Loves A Woman came from my experience as a health educator. For the last fifteen years, I’ve taught health education primarily to African American women in community-based settings. Oftentimes, before I can lecture on the risk factors associated with chronic diseases disproportionally impacting African Americans, I have to deal with the soci-economic deterrents women face. Unfortunately, abusive relationships top the list.

What aspect of writing do you love the best, and which do you hate the most?
I absolutely love sitting down in front of a blank computer screen and begin the process of bringing my characters and story plot to life. I’m very meticulous with this process because it’s important for me to give my readers a quality product. I want them to not only enjoy the story but understand the characters and their plight the way I do. Believe it or not, I also enjoy working on the revisions from my editor. She’s fantastic and so far, we’ve been able to work in total sync to take my writing to the next level.

Perhaps the one thing that I can live without is the tight turn-around deadlines I face once my book enters the production process. Sometimes, my revision deadlines come at a not-so-convenient time!!!

What do you feel is the key to writing convincing characters?
An author must know every aspect of their characters. I don’t simply mean know their external characteristics (i.e. physical make-up), but an author must be intimately familiar with their internal characteristics - their thoughts, their likes, dislikes, and what they would and would not do in certain situations. Once this happens, it’s very easy to translate this on to paper to the point the characters become so vivid, readers momentarily have a hard time figuring out what’s real and what’s Memorex.

What inspired you to become a romance writer?
I’ve been an avid romance reader since I was a junior in college. In fact, I flunked an organic chemistry mid-term because I stayed up all night to finish reading my first romance novel. So, let it go on the record that the genre chose me!!

What one thing about writing do you wish other non-writers would understand?When an author says their characters are talking to them, they aren’t crazy nor or they ready to be hauled off to the nearest mental institution!!

What is a favorite book from your childhood?
There are two: The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne) and The Catcher In The Rye (J.D. Salinger)

What was the last book to keep you up at night reading it?
The Hunted by L.A. Banks. It’s an awesome read and one I highly recommend!!!

How can readers get in contact with you? I always enjoy hearing from readers. My website address is:

Also, readers can follow the link on my contact page and drop me a note via e-mail at:, there’s also my snail mail address, which is 3377 Deer Valley Road – Antioch, CA 94531


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Monday, December 10, 2007

Coming In January... HIS SUBSTITUTE WIFE...My Sister


© 2008 Sylvia Hubbard

“He agreed to this?” Charisse asked incredulously, not believing what her sister was asking her to do after explaining why the process had failed. “You want me to have sex with your husband?”
“It’s not sex. It’s procreation. It’s a big difference,” Chyna said apathetically. “You’re not Parker’s type and you don’t like him. If I have no problem with it, then neither should you.”
“But it’s your husband.”
Chyna spoke as if it were obvious. “Parker’s willing to do whatever it takes to get a baby and if it’s that, then we’ll do it.”
“Aren’t there tests?” Charisse asked. “I thought there were tests?”
Impatiently, Chyna said, “You gave me nine months, Charisse. Nine months! You just said it and if we can’t hurry the process, you can’t hurry what you really want to do anyway.”
Charisse turned away in order to process what her sister was asking her to do. She needed more time to think. It was too much to consider right now. The room was quiet and it seemed as if she could hear her heartbeat.
After a moment, her sister said impatiently, “They’re waiting, Charisse.”
“Yes, I know,” Charisse snipped turning around to Chyna. “But don’t you think I should take as long as I need.”
“You’ve already given us permission to use an egg and the use of your body. We just didn’t expect it to be so difficult to fertilize.”
“I did give you permission, Chyna, when I thought it would be done under some microscope and needles, not… not naturally! Are you sure Parker knows what this means?”
The door to the doctor’s office opened. Parker filled the doorway like a man who was confident. He seemed to command the presence of all and Charisse found it impossible to believe that his sperm was weak. His eyes went to his wife first to see if it were good news, but when Chyna didn’t give him a response he wanted, he then looked over to Charisse.
Her intestines felt as if they flipped over at his direct tannish brown eyes.
‘Stop it!’ she ordered herself. ‘He’s your brother in law. He’s not yours!’
“Tell her Parker,” Chyna ordered. “Tell her you agree to this.”
“Only if she agrees to it, Chyna. I don’t want to make her
uncomfortable,” he said solemnly, looking quickly away from Charisse as if it were difficult to make eye contact with her.
Moving in front of her to block Charisse’s vision of Parker, her sister said, “Charisse gives her permission.” Chyna’s eyes narrowed to threatening slits.
Charisse could see her sister’s cruel look, but Parker didn’t. Charisse didn’t know what she wanted and she was terrified to look at Parker because she thought he would see her fear of her sister. “Yes. I’ll do it.”
Parker released a sigh of release and Chyna turned to hug her husband screaming in delight. He moved his arms around her and held her close. His eyes went to that beautiful color of happiness.
Slowly his eyes moved over to her and Charisse steeled her emotions to his warm beautiful gaze.
He mouthed the words, “Thank you.”
Charisse’s insides tripled flipped and she quickly looked away to try to gather her thoughts again.
Maybe if she accomplished something in life, she could accomplish her death finally.

…. To Be Continued January 2008 @


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