If you know me then you know that I love Black romance. I’ve been an avid reader and consumer of all things Black romance since I started working at B. Dalton Booksellers at 16 years old.

Since then my love for Black love on the page has grown even more. So when I had the pleasure of reading an advanced retail copy of The Matrimony by D. Rose I was thrilled. I think D. Rose is one of the most talented yet underrated authors in the Black indie romance game.

When we last saw Sergio and Michaela, they were navigating a marriage of convenience and falling for each other in the process. In this follow up story, we see a couple clearly still in love but questioning how they can make their still new marriage work in the face of their demanding careers and feelings of uncertainty.

Ms. Rose does a great job bringing these wonderful characters back into our lives and giving us a peek into the aftermath of their happily ever after. We pick up two years into their marriage and with Sergio’s career flourishing and Michaela seemingly content with the direction of her life and career.

We see the passion between them still burns deeply but is that enough to keep their relationship afloat? Will they have to make sacrifices in order to find their way back to each other?

Ms. Rose masterfully shows us how this newly wed couple works to keep the honeymoon phase alive and their desire for each other in tact.

If you loved Sergio and Michaela in The Vow then you’ll love this book that chronicles the next stop on their journey to love. Click the link below to get your copy of The Matrimony.

On this extra special episode, I go on location to Dallas, Texas to attend Girl, Have You Met…a gathering founded by the creators and hosts of Girl, Have You Read Christina C. Jones and Alexandra Warren featuring Nicole Falls, Te Russ, Phyllis Bourne, Love Belvin, Danielle Allen, Bailey West, B. Love, Chencia C. Higgins, Mercy B., Jai Bree’Nae and AC Taylor. I got the chance to meet, interview and hang out with all of these amazing Black women and get their views on why Black romance matters. It was amazing seeing Black women supporting Black women, discover new authors and add to my book collection. Check out the links below to see how it all went down and to explore some of the lovely authors who are featured in the interview.
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On this episode, I had a chat with Make Up Artist to the stars and entrepreneur Mimi J about staying motivated and not giving up on your dreams. This make up maven has worked with the extensively with Angela Simmons and Da Brat and even The Rock! She also gave us the scoop on creating and building a team. Click the links below to see what Mimi’s been up to!
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Hey y’all. Here at The Black Synergee Podcast,  one of my goals is to support and uplift small black business owners and entrepreneurs. So, since it’s #smallbusinesssaturday, check out some of my interviews with some amazing ladies that you can support.

If you loved my interview with artist Jaimee Todd, check out her online sale over at http://shop.jaimeetodd.com/ going on until Monday. Use the code HOLIDAY207 to get 25% off your entire order. #supportsmallbusinesses #supportasista


Did you read my interview with Toni Daley?  Well, if you haven’t check it out, then head on over to https://www.tonidaley.com/ and check out the sales that she has going on. Enter code BLACK25 for 25% off OR enter code BLACKSHIP for free shipping. #supportsmallbusinesses #supportasista

Check out parts one and two of my interview with Mercedes Edney of Ixora Bontanical Beauty and then moisturize your life by checking out her Small Business Saturday sale on http://ixorabb.com/ use the code: SMALLBIZ at checkout to get 25% off your entire order. #supportsmallbusinesses #supportasista

In part two of this episode, I continue my conversation with Black indie romance authors Christina C. Jones and Alexandra Warren about their newest event, Girl, Have You Met… and the importance of spaces to support Black Women. The theme of Girl, Have You Met is Black Romance Matters. This event will feature some of the hottest Black Indie Romance authors such as Love Belvin, Nicole Falls, Te Russ and Phyllis Bourne just to name a few. Check out the links below to learn more.
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