Last Week’s Episode of “All I Need is 15 minutes” Radio Show by Latrivia Welch

 

All I need is 15 minutes radio show by Latrivia Welch

Latrivia Welch Radio Show

Hey everyone!

Here is the link for our first episode of “All I need is 15 Minutes,” a new radio show designed to share what’s going on with Latrivia Welch books and projects in a short, weekly update.   We’re working on getting better and better with it.

Check it out and tell me what you’d like to hear.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/latriviawelch2/2018/08/10/all-i-need-is-15-minutes-of-your-time

XOXO,

Latrivia Welch

The Medlov Team is Looking for an Editing Warrior

 

Editor for Medlov Series by Latrivia Welch

I listen to my team, and I listen to my readers.  You love the books, but you want more responsible editing.  Well, we’ve got a team of intern editors.  We have a team of great beta readers.  We’ve got Karen, who is the godmother of all my books.  However, we all agree that I need an additional editor to clean up the manuscripts more.

So, we’re on the hunt.  We need someone with experience cleaning up books to help fix the Medlov catalog.  Each book needs to be scrubbed.  If you are a grammar warrior and you love the books, if you can work on crazy short schedules and with a team of complete psychos, please submit your rates to lwelch@riverhousepublishingllc.com for consideration.

We want to relaunch this series in 2020 with every book not only complete but perfect, and we need help to do so.

Serious inquiries only.  Must have experience and preferably credentials that show a mastery of the English language.

Here’s a list of the books: 

Other Medlov Crime Family Books:
The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 1 (2010)
The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 2 (2010)
The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 3 (2011)
The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 4 (2011)
The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 5 (2012)
The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 6 (2014)
The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 7 (2014)
The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 8 (Coming Soon)
The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 9 (Coming Soon)
The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 10 (Coming Soon)
The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 11(Coming Soon)
The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 12 (Coming Soon)
Dmitry’s Closet (2010)
Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen (2010)
Anatoly’s Complete Reign (2011)
Saving Anya (2012)
The World in Reverse (2013)
Vasily’s Revenge (2014)
Gabriel’s Regret: Book One (2016)
Gabriel’s Regret: Book Two (2016)
Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One (2017)
Anatoly’s Retribution: Book Two (2017)
Dmitry’s Redemption: Book One (2018)
Dmitry’s Redemption: Book Two (Coming Soon)

http://www.latriviawelchbooks.com

 

Dmitry’s Redemption: Book One is now LIVE on Amazon

Dmitry’s Redemption: Book One by Latrivia Welch

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”
William Shakespeare

After killing a fellow Vor on the international council, who sought to hurt his family, billionaire Russian crime boss Dmitry Medlov becomes the target of his old mentor’s final death wish. A special hit team is tapped to carry out the assassination, but a simple mistake only leaves him wounded.

“You should have killed me when you had the chance. Now, I’m coming for you and there is not a damn thing anyone can do to save you.”

With a second chance to protect his family, the Medlov family crisis plan is activated, causing them to upend their lives completely. The women of the Medlov family are carted off to an undisclosed location, while the men head to declare war on one of their own.

While trying to protect his family and appeal to his brotherhood, Dmitry is forced to deal with past demons, his own insecurities and his greatest fear – to lose control. However, his vulnerability might lead to making him an even stronger adversary, especially when his family and friends step up to protect the man who has always protected them.

Read Book One of Dmitry’s Redemption, from the first family of Bratva Romance in the final installation of the Medlov Men Series by USA Today bestselling author Latrivia Welch.

http://www.latriviawelchbooks.com

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FYJXG77/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1532702875&sr=8-1&keywords=Dmitry%27s+Redemption

Just a little thought that has nothing to do with anything – #1

My husband and My sister…

Latrivia’s Round House Kick

So, I have two very special people in my life. My husband is my best friend and my sister is my best friend, and together they are the same side of the same coin. But, they never listen to me. They always bust my ass when I try to be soft and gentile, though it’s not my nature. What should I do about them? Should I shoot them? Should I hug them? Should I ignore them? Time will only tell.

All I know, is they are the most honest and loving people that God has ever given to this world. They always make fun of my (1) awesome round house kick (2) my ideas of how to make a family feel loved (3) my fashion sense. They may be right on two of the three, but I’m certain that I’m absolutely right on one of those issues, just not sure which of the three.

To be serious, ladies and gentlemen, life is short – shorter than we ever imagined. To have people who are willing to walk with you every step of the way is a blessing. Hold on to those people and those moments, because you never know when it will all end.

P.S. I can’t live without either one of them.

Sincerely,

Latrivia

Latrivia’s Impromptu Radio Show Goes Live in 20 minutes (Dmitry’s Redemption)

What to Expect with Dmitry’s Redemption: An Insight Look with Latrivia Welch

Join Latrivia Welch when she goes LIVE in 30 minutes by clicking this link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/latriviawelch2/2018/07/05/what-to-expect-with-dmitrys-redemption-an-insight-look-with-latrivia-welch

Book One of Dmitry’s Redemption will be out this month – no date shared, but find out what to possibly expect in the latest installation of the Medlov Men Series with its creator, Author Latrivia Welch. For 30 minutes, she’ll share her journey to complete this complex 15-chapter novel and why it was necessary to write two books for beloved Russian Mafia bad boy, Dmitry Medlov. Also, find out when and where to expect Book Two. For those who are in the Memphis area, don’t forget that her first Meet & Greet Brunch is scheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2018 at G. Alston restaurant. You can book tickets on her website at http://www.latriviawelchbooks.com But hurry. There are only a few tickets available. #LatriviaWelch #MedlovMen #LatriviaWelchBooks #interracialromance

 

Then head over to Facebook to Join Latrivia in her exclusive private Group: The Red Door Retreat for fun talk with no prying eyes or ears.

Latrivia’s Red Door Retreat
Are you a member of Latrivia Welch’s Red Door Retreat? If not, you’re going to miss tonight’s discussion held after the radio interview. Don’t be the last to know. If you’re a fan of her work, you should be a member of her exclusive group. Join now before the radio show begins in 30 minutes.
#LatriviaWelch #MedlovMen #LatriviaWelchBooks #interracialromance

https://www.facebook.com/groups/900497796676283/

 

 

 

Author Latrivia Welch Meet & Greet Brunch (7/29/18)

Latrivia Welch Meet & Greet Brunch

 

RiverHouse Publishing is pleased to present its Meet & Greet Author’s Brunch with USA Today bestselling interracial romance and crime thriller author, Latrivia Welch.

Join us for this special opportunity to sit down and have brunch with the acclaimed Russian Mafia Romance genre founder and author of 28 novels.

Tickets to this limited-seating event (30 people) includes a scrumptious brunch, a signed paperback copy of the author’s newest book (Dmitry’s Redemption: Book One), and a chance to hear about her upcoming projects for 2018 and 2019.

All guests will also receive a change to take a picture with the author, ask questions about their favorite characters and have previously purchased books signed.

Grab your tickets now, they’re going fast! Only 30 seats available and tickets go off sale on 7/15/18 in preparation for event. For questions, contact info@riverhousepublishingllc.com or call 901-878-0107 between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Buy Ticket Here

Other Details:

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Tickets are $60.

G. Alston Restaurant
8556 Macon Road
Cordova, TN 38018
https://www.galstonrestaurant.com/

 

 

Brunch Menu

Mixed Greens Garden Salad
Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, slivered carrots, boiled eggs, bacon bits and croutons. Served with your choice of ranch dressing, peach-raspberry and balsamic vinaigrette.

Fruit
Yogurt Parfaits Cups filled with fresh fruit, yogurt, and granola.

Bacon Jalapeño Deviled Eggs

Quiche

Turkey Sausage & Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Salad on Croissants

Shrimp & Grits

Creme Brulee

French Toast

Mixed Potato Hash
Russet Potatoes Sweet Potatoes, Red Potatoes peeled, diced and fried.

Beverages

Mango Peach Tea
Juice
Apple, Cranberry, and Orange Juice.
Coffee
Freshly brewed coffee, reg, decaf presented with an assortment of sweeteners and dairy fresh creamer

 

Warlocks: The Creole Coven Book Chat with Latrivia Welch

Latrivia Welch, Warlocks: The Creole CovenOk. So now, I’m ready to talk about my first paranormal romance. Warlocks: The Creole Coven will now be the first book in the Laveau Coven Series. With the outpour of feedback from the fans, I realize that I cannot stop now. But before I start on the next book, we MUST talk about all the things that you love, hate and want to see more of in the next installation.

The entire conversation will take place in her exclusive private Facebook group, The Red Door Retreat, but will be combined with her radio show. Get a chance to weigh in and have a little fun.

It will be Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. (CDT). Grab a glass of wine, a cup of tea and a cheese and fruits and let’s have some fun.

Call in the first 30 minutes of the event to speak Live with Latrivia:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/…/2018/05/17/warlocks-the-creole-coven

SYNOPSIS:
Toni St. John is a nosy reporter chasing the story of her life, a story that will hopefully win her the Pulitzer Prize and national acclaim. When a tip about four mysterious suicides that happen in an upscale hotel in New Orleans, LA lands on her desk, she packs a bag and heads to the Big Easy to investigate.

What Toni doesn’t know is that the mysterious deaths are closely connected to her own sordid past, and the sexy alpha manager of the hotel, Jericho Laveau, is indelibly linked to her epic future. However, her adventure is not just about her own life – she discovers she is the key to the future of man. With warlocks, witches, angels and mayhem on her heels, this ambitious journalist gets more than she bargains for and possible more than she’s willing to write about.

Read Warlocks: The Creole Coven, Latrivia Welch’s first paranormal thriller about the power of love, the pain of truth and the strength of family in a classic good vs. evil story guaranteed to entertain you for hours.

NOTE TO READERS: This book was originally part of the Creole Nights boxset released in 2017. It has since been extended by over 160 pages and five additional chapters. If you think you enjoyed it before, wait until you read the extended version now.

Also, don’t forget to join my newsletter to keep up with upcoming books, events and appearances.

http://latrivianelson.us10.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=52293ee6508796953bf3151a5&id=59e13d6c9d

Warlocks: The Creole Coven

 

Toni St. John is a nosy reporter chasing the story of her life, a story that will hopefully win her the Pulitzer Prize and national acclaim. When a tip about four mysterious suicides that happen in an upscale hotel in New Orleans, LA lands on her desk, she packs a bag and heads to the Big Easy to investigate.

What Toni doesn’t know is that the mysterious deaths are closely connected to her own sordid past, and the sexy alpha manager of the hotel, Jericho Laveau, is indelibly linked to her epic future. However, her adventure is not just about her own life – she discovers she is the key to the future of man. With warlocks, witches, angels and mayhem on her heels, this ambitious journalist gets more than she bargains for and possible more than she’s willing to write about.

Read Warlocks: The Creole Coven, Latrivia Welch’s first paranormal thriller about the power of love, the pain of truth and the strength of family in a classic good vs. evil story guaranteed to entertain you for hours.

NOTE TO READERS: This book was originally part of the Creole Nights boxset released in 2017. It has since been extended by over 160 pages and five additional chapters. If you think you enjoyed it before, wait until you read the extended version now.

http://www.latriviawelchbooks.com

Available on Payhip: Now 

Available on Barnes and Noble (Nook) in 72 hours.

Available on Amazon (Kindle) in 12 hours.

Available on Amazon (Paperback) in 12 hours.

 

Posted at 2:08 a.m. on 3/25/18

The Creator of the Russian Mafia Romance Genre – Latrivia Welch (Latrivia S. Nelson)

My names is Latrivia Welch, and I am the godmother of the Russian Mafia Romance genre.

Latrivia Welch – Dmitry’s Closet – Russian Mafia Romance Genre Founder

 

In 2010, I released Dmitry’s Closet, the first book of the Medlov Crime Family Series.

This book was a dark romance/ action-adventure set around an African-American virgin who had recently graduated from college, Royal Stone, and the Czar of the Russian Mafia underworld, Dmitry Medlov. He was a seven-foot blonde billionaire mobster from the ghettos of Kopotnya, a district in Moscow, Russia who had been accidently released from prison and after a planned assassination fled to London England and eventually to Memphis, TN.
Along the way of his awesome journey through young adulthood, I introduce his sociopathic brother, Ivan Medlov, his devoted friend and second in charge, Davyd, and a host of clever men and women from Angola, Africa to the halls of Oxford, who truly articulate the migration of organized crime from the Eastern bloc to Western Europe and finally to the US during the fall of the USSR and the rise of the Vory v Zakone and other factions like it, internationally.
Dmitry is very unique. He is multi-dimensional character who realizes his shortcomings, but truly maximizes on his potential and his strength – hence the anti-hero that everyone loves. He’s the ultimate alpha male and all it takes is one chapter for you to see that about him. His ambition and his compassion are what propelled him from being a poor, struggling soldier in the mafia to a billionaire Czar with international reach and fame.

Russian Mafia Romance Genre Founder

Russian Mafia Romance Genre Founder, Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen, Latrivia Welch

But his love for his younger lover, Royal Stone, and the growth of their union by marriage and children, including an awesome set of twins, is what makes him the type of man that women like to read about.

When I first wrote this book, there was nothing like it out there, and I was told by quite a few major book reviewers and literary agents that the idea was too far fetched and far too unorthodoxies. Just check out some of my reviews on Amazon back in 2010. WOW!

Eight years later, I have written over 20 books around the Medlov Crime Family and hundreds of authors have written hundreds of books since I introduced the concept. This includes other African-American women authors who expanded the bwwm Russian mafia craze and the main stream white heroine/white hero stories that are out there produced by white female authors who took the concept across the aisle.
Now, Russian Mafia Romance is wildly popular.

Back then, it wasn’t widely popular to romanticize this particular lifestyle and to marry it with strong, African American, was even more farfetched. It was nothing that the major publishing houses had considered or dared touch.
However, the fans supported the work. We went from 50 readers to over 50,000 to many more for the Medlov Crime Family, who had dubbed themselves Medlovians.  Our collective success has been because of each of these women.  The women who bought the book, read the book, reviewed the book, suggested the book, posted the book online, gave us all an opportunity to connect with them and create something special. THANK YOU!! SPASIBA!

Latrivia Welch, Founder of the Russian Mafia Romance Genre and creator of The Medlov Crime Family Series

I’m very proud of the genre, very proud of how it has grown, but it’s important to me for people to know where it began. With an author who couldn’t get traditional backing or attention and decided to become an indie author with a very bold statement.

What was that statement?

Believe in yourself and your work and you can make it happen.

Anatoly’s Retribution: Book Two is #1 on Amazon’s Bestsellers List (AA Mystery)

This is all because of you and your support of my work.  We did it. We made #1 on Amazon’s AA Mystery Bestsellers List.  I don’t care if it is for 1 day or 1 year, we have to celebrate!!!  Thank you so much.  Please continue to buy the book, share the word, post reviews and enjoy the Medlovian experience.  I truly appreciate you and all you have done.  I’m sending you hugs and love all around the world.  Please keep in touch.  We’ll be having a book chat soon.

Sincerely,

Latrivia Welch

Your biggest fan

 

Anatoly’s Retribution: Book Two is LIVE

Anatoly’s Retribution: Book Two

There is nothing more important than family. Billionaire crime boss, Anatoly Medlov, discovers this when a pimp in Miami Beach comes into the possession of his half-sister, Anastaysia. The clock is ticking. He knows he has to find her before she’s sold off or even worse, killed.

The Medlov Russian Crime family comes to the underworld prince’s aid, bringing a Bloody Sunday to the vacation destination in true mafia style. But the lessons that are learned and retribution exacted teach Anatoly and the people he loves about more than just vengeance, it teaches them about purpose.

Read the action-packed second part of the bestselling Russian mafia romance sensation, Anatoly’s Retribution: Book Two, by the founder of the genre, USA TODAY bestselling author, Latrivia Welch.

Anatoly’s Retribution: Book Two Coming Soon – Just Not Today

Dear Fans,

Well, I’ve been offline all day, hoping to bring this book to you before my midnight deadline to keep my word of a drop date on Sunday.

Two hours before midnight, I don’t think it’s going to happen.

My first knee-jerk response was to give you another date, but I can hear the wisdom of my team begging me not to. What I can tell you is that the book is complete. We are working to make sure the final product is the absolute best that we can provide.

This is all on me. No one is else is responsible. I should have allotted more time Wednesday when I made the announcement, but I was eater to please. Lesson 1 of all of this – don’t over promise and under deliver. What I can assure you of, is that it will be out soon. I’ll send out a communication after we have pressed PUBLISH and after the book has gone LIVE. I’ve been getting emails all day, but I have not been able to respond, because I’ve been working.

Thank you, however, to everyone for being understanding. So many texts came in from fans telling me to take my time, do it right, they’d be waiting, they’d support me. About three hours ago, I got on my knees and prayed. But I also had to thank Him for surrounding me by such love. Thank you again. I’m on it. I have to get back offline and work. I won’t be sending emails or on FB or social media until we go live. But I also didn’t want you to think that I’m just ignoring you. Trust me. I do it all for you. I just want to make you happy, by giving you the best final product that I can.

All my love,
Latrivia

Anatoly’s Retribution: Book Two Drop Date Pushed Back till This Sunday

 

Dear Medlovians,

I know many of you won’t be happy with me, but I must push the drop date for Anatoly’s Retribution: Book Two from Wednesday to Sunday of this week. As many of you know, I lost my grandfather on the 11th of this month, and we buried him on the 21st. I needed time to grieve, and I needed time to help my family. I don’t want my work to suffer for it, so I won’t release it until we are finished editing it sufficiently. Sunday should be enough time to do the trick. I ask for your patience, and I thank you in advance for your understanding. You deserve the best Book 2 has to offer. And I want to give that to you.

Stay tuned for more and God Bless.
Latrivia Welch.

The First Russian Mafia Romance Novel was Dmitry’s Closet in 2010

FACT: The First Russian Mafia Romance Novel was Dmitry’s Closet in 2010

Series: The Medlov Crime Family Series

Year: 2010

Author: Latrivia S. Nelson (Now Latrivia Welch)

Books in Series: Dmitry’s Closet (2010), Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen (2010), Anatoly Medlov: Complete Reign (2011), Saving Anya (2012).

I get asked the question alot these days.  My answer is the same.  I’m proud that the genre I started with one book has grown to hundreds of books and hundreds of authors across racial lines and country lines.  But I do hope that those who love the genre know it’s origins.  It doesn’t matter if you’re into interracial romance or not, this book is one of the truest testaments to the Russian Mafiya lifestyle.  It will also give you an idea of how these men do business.  We started the billionaire mafia craze with the introduction of The Medlov Crime Family and the seven foot lover, Dmitry Medlov.  Check it out and tell me what you think.  Remember, it happened here first.  #Medlovian

 

SYNOPSIS:

“A man like Dmitry was never irate. His coldness was only reflected in the manner in which he destroyed.”
Read the book that started the Russian Mafia Romance genre nearly a decade ago. From USA TODAY bestselling interracial author Latrivia S. Nelson (now Latrivia Welch), comes a story about a deadly faction of the Russian mafia and an innocent woman who threatens to dismantle their empire with the promise of forbidden love.

The virginal recent college graduate, Royal Stone, is looking for employment in one of the country’s toughest recessions. While desperately wondering downtown Memphis résumé in-hand, she stumbles upon the seven-foot, blonde billionaire Dmitry Medlov, who offers her a job as the manager of his new boutique, Dmitry’s Closet.
Royal Stone is in for a big surprise.

After the clueless beauty accepts Dmitry’s generous job offer, Royal soon accepts his extravagant gifts, his bed and his upscale lifestyle. What she does not know is that her knight in shining armor is also the head of the Medlov Organized Crime Family, a faction of the elite Russian mafia organization, Vory v Zakone.

Dmitry Medlov faces a fork in the road.

For the first time in his life, the brutal mob boss is introduced to happiness, but not everyone around him wants the lonely Czar to have a happy ending. Under investigation by a joint task force, working to uncover a conspiracy on his council and battling with the old guards to bring their organization into the 21st century, the last thing Dmitry Medlov needs is to lose focus.

However, falling in love with Royal makes Dmitry want to break his coveted code, leave his self-made kingdom and start a life far away from the perils of the Thieves-in-Law. She is his purpose in life made flesh. But when his sociopathic brother, Ivan, comes to the Memphis bent on a murderous revenge, old sins resurface, and Royal becomes the unsuspecting target of Ivan’s wrath. What neither of the men know, is that Royal is carrying a secret of her own.

Who will win? Who will lose? Who will die? Watch all the skeletons as they tumble out of the interracial romantic suspense sensation, Dmitry’s Closet.

Warning: This book contains graphic language, sex, and various forms of violence. However, it will also melt your heart!

Revised Version: March 2010

How to Read the Series:
Dmitry’s Closet (2010)
Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen (2010)
Anatoly Medlov: Complete Reign (2011)

Celebrating the Life of My Grandfather, Rev. Ivory Artis, Sr. (May he rest in peace)

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:2-3

 

I bet Daddy’s mansion is going to be huge! I know he’ll be there watching westerns, fixing a feast of BBQ and his famous baked beans and making the angels laugh with his thousands of stories when I get there. I can see his face, bright and warm with a toothy smile, walking around in perfect health and ready to show me around.

…words cannot really express how I feel about my grandfather, Ivory Artis, Sr. Trust me, over the last few days, I’ve tried to find them, but there are none grand or wonderful enough to describe his smile, his voice, his warm eyes or his huge heart.

Everyone who knows me, knows that I called him Daddy. Since the day that I was born, he has been there for me. I lived in his home and was nurtured under his large protective wings. But he was never selfish with his love. There are so many people who share the same bond of knowing a man who always wanted the best for everyone around him.

For 37 years, Daddy was there to be everything for me. He loved me unconditionally and taught me how to be a good person, scolded me when I was a bad person, and never passed judgement. He wiped my tears, chased away my fears, made me feel like a giant and a princess. I was blessed to have had him in my life, and I am not alone.

On October 21st, we will commit Rev. Ivory Artis, Sr. back to the earth during his homegoing celebration. If you have known him or have known the Artis Family, I humbly extend the invitation to celebrate his life with us.

Yes, I am so very sad to see my father leave this Earth, but I rejoice in knowing that Heaven truly has a special man added to their ranks.

No more pain. No more worry. No more earthly concerns. Let us celebrate a man who exemplified what is was to be a kind, generous, loving servant of God and an amazing man.

Homegoing Celebration
Rev. Ivory Artis, Sr.
May 30, 1935 – October 11, 2017

Wake:
N. J. Funeral Home
Friday, October 20, 2017
4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
12 S Parkway W, Memphis, TN 38109

Homegoing Celebration:
Summerfield Baptist Church
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 a.m.
1383 Boxwood St, Memphis, TN 38108

Internment:
Calvary Cemetery & Mausoleum (immediately following)
1663 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38106

Repass:
Summerfield Baptist Church
Saturday, October 21, 2017
1383 Boxwood St, Memphis, TN 38108

Check out today’s radio show on Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One

For the last two weeks, it’s been all about Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One.

To celebrate our readers, we had a radio show today.

So… we only got to answer about 25% of the questions out there today during my first radio show in over a year, but I can assure that we’ll continue each week until we get it all done and then we can start all over again with Book Two, due out on November 1st.  I’m battling a flu right now. And I hate that because I sound like a frog, but the show must go on.  So check out today’s radio book chat where I answered some of the questions that have been sent in to me over the last two weeks.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/latriviawelch2/2017/10/07/anatolys-retribution-book-one-book-chat

Also, don’t forget to:

Like my page of Facebook.  Show your support. www.facebook.com/latriviawelch

Visit our updated website at www.latriviawelchbooks.com 

Join our Red Door Retreat on Facebook

Sign up for our mailing list, so we can stay connected.

 

 

Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One is Amazon #1 Bestseller for AA Mystery

 

Thank you for making this happen.  Through your love and support, we hit the #1 slot on AA Mystery, and people are still talking about Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One.  I am so honored and proud, but I could not have done it without you.  THANK YOU.

Please continue to share the book and vision that is ours of the Medlov Men.  For only $3.15, readers can enjoy a world of fun with the first family of the Russian Mafiya – The Medlov Men.

Also, if you’re up for it, join us this Saturday from 4-4:30 CDT for a book chat. Now, if you haven’t gotten around to the book, don’t listen in.  There will be spoilers, but for those who have read and want to share their thoughts, we’d love to have you.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/latriviawelch2/2017/10/07/anatolys-retribution-book-one-book-chat

More information coming soon.

Have a great Wednesday.

Latrivia

 

Are You Reading Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One This Weekend?


The book is finally out. After a few months of haggling with myself to get it done, I finally released Anatoly from my clutches. I have to admit that it’s hard. You grow so close to the characters until the manuscript is never really complete in the author’s mind. I could re-edit, rewrite for the rest of my life on the Medlov Men and never find a stopping point, because I enjoy it so much.

Alas, I have worked through my desire to keep this project close to my bosom and given my baby to you – for your personal entertainment.

So, now my question is, what are you doing this weekend. Outside of all the other things we have to do – soccer games, homework, dinner, weddings, hitting the gym, grocery shopping, laundry, quality time with the family and loved ones, etc. – I truly hope that you’ll be reading my book as well.

So far, I’ve received nearly 100 emails from our Quill Pen readers who have already read the book. They want to know when the second part of the book is coming out, because in the past I have been notorious for disappearing for months after a book drop. Well, not now. I’m back, ladies and gents. And Book Two will be released on November 1st. It will also be $3.15.

The second question that seems to be very popular is will all the questions be answered in the second book that arise from the first book. The answer is ABSOLUTELY! I love giving you a firm foundation and understanding of the characters and their state of mind before we get to the action and adventure of it all.

This book, in paperback format, which will come out on Amazon in one week, is 400 pages long. However, on the Kindle, they say it’s 246. If you’re hoping to get the paperback for your collection. We’ll send a separate update on that.

For Amazon Readers:

 

For Barnes and Noble Readers:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/anatolys-retribution-latrivia-welch/1127154983?ean=2940158882258

 

I really hope you buy the book today. We’re on the Amazon bestseller’s list in both Romantic Suspense and Multicultural/Interracial Romance. This is because you all have been so very wonderful with your support over the years.

I cannot express my gratitude for each of you. This new book is a celebration of life for me. LIAM is here, and he’s beautiful and precious and wonderful. The love I have for him is immeasurable. Y’all he is so perfect. God has been good. So, I’m on cloud nine. Thank you for being patient with me.

Also, I still have to put my collaboration with nine other amazing authors in our New Orleans project, Creole Nights. This was my first paranormal romance. Warlocks: The Creole Coven is the last book in the box set. I plan to re-release it in December with more meat. Make it bigger, better and more exciting. However, I can say it was an honor to watch the women on this project work. They are true professionals and talented their crafts.

https://www.amazon.com/Creole-Nights-Paranormal-Stories-Bring-ebook/dp/B074DZ3F3Y/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

So now back to my question. Are you going to read Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One this weekend? I truly hope that you will. And don’t forget to leave a review on Amazon, especially if it’s a good one. LOL.

Sending all my love to you. May you have a wonderful weekend.

Latrivia Welch
http://www.latriviawelchbooks.com

I just hit PUBLISH on Amazon for Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One

In just a few hours, my latest addition to the The Medlov Men Series will be live.  For only $3.15, ,you get 17 chapters of passion, action, adventure and Medlov Style.  I’m so excited for several reasons.  This is the second book released since my son was born in July.  And this marks another opportunity to entertain you.  I truly hope that you enjoy it, and you don’t have to worry.  Book Two comes out on November 1, 2017.  There will also be a paperback of Book One.  We’re working on that right now.  Don’t forget to check Amazon this evening and buy your copy today.

Sending all my love,

Latrivia

 

Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One
“Life has a way of coming full circle, even for the wealthiest and most powerful of men. If he is lucky, that closed circle will lead him to his purpose.” Renee Medlov

Anatoly Medlov has seen a few things in his young life. From rags to riches, the beautiful blonde Vor was elevated from the poverty-ridden streets of the Kapotnya District in Moscow to the lavish, billionaire lifestyle of his international Russian Mafiya father, Dmitry Medlov. However, ascension did not come without sacrifice for the young prince of the underworld. Every woman Anatoly has ever loved or had affection for in his adult life has been scarred by him in some way.

While on a mission to find his half-brother in Miami, Anatoly is faced with a chance to face his demons and save his marriage, but what he doesn’t know is closing the perpetual circle of hurt in his life will lead him on a larger journey to save his baby sister from a sinister man and its sex trafficking ring.

Anastaysia is right under Anatoly’s nose, being trafficked in the same city that he’s in to carry out his father’s orders. Torn from her family and tricked into slavery, she discovers that there are worse monsters in this world than her brother, Anatoly. With no way to find Anatoly and no way to run, she must depend on her prayers to be heard and a miracle to happen.

Read Book One of Anatoly’s Retribution by USA TODAY bestselling romance author, Latrivia Welch. Book Two will be released on November 1, 2017.

Also, don’t forget to LIKE my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/latriviawelch and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter on http://www.latriviawelchbooks.com.

All the best,

Latrivia

 

Excerpt from Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One

Only three chapters left and I’m done with Book One. But here’s a little excerpt from Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One.

Right behind where Anatoly stood mulling over his next move, a shiny black S-Class Mercedes Benz pulled up to the curb, and the driver, a Russian man with a low buzz haircut, jumped out and opened the back door for his boss.

A tall blonde man emerged from the back seat donning a tailored tuxedo under a black wool coat. He immediately noticed the young man standing on the sidewalk in a pair of jeans and light jacket too flimsy for the fall weather, but Anatoly didn’t notice him. He was too focused on the huge oak doors in front of him.

Snow crunched under the man’s Italian leather dress shoes. A deep baritone interrupted the silence. “Are you looking for someone?” Dmitry asked, stepping up on the sidewalk.

Anatoly turned around and ran his gaze up to the 7-foot giant’s piercing eyes. Flakes of snow landed in the man’s blonde curly hair and a gust of wind caused him to tug at the top of his coat. He looked down at the boy with ice blue eyes that seemed to burn straight through him.

Anatoly swallowed hard and cleared his throat. Digging in his hands down in his pants pockets, he answered. “I’m looking for Dmitry Medlov.” He stood up straighter. Something about the man, demanded it of him.

“What do you want with him?” Dmitry asked curiously.

“Kirill Derevenko sent me from Moscow,” Anatoly explained, noticing the driver’s posture tense. The driver didn’t bother to hide the guns under his jacket or his suspicion of the boy’s presence. Anatoly glanced back up to Dmitry, hesitant to blurt out their familial connection so quickly. “He said you were expecting me.”

There was a brief awkward silence.

Dmitry’s smooth tanned face finally lit up pleasantly with a toothy smile. His high cheekbones were rosy. “Kirill! Yes, he is a very good friend from back home.” He winked at Anatoly. “I’m the man you’re looking for.”

Order to Read the Medlov Books

Are you a Medlovian?

In what order should I read the Medlov Books?

First, thank you for your interest in the series that started the Russian Mafia Romance genre. I promise you that you won’t be disappointed. The Medlov Family is a fictional look into one of the most complex clandestine societies that the Russian culture ever gave to the world. Currently, there are three series around the Medlov family: The Medlov Crime Family, The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov and The Medlov Men.

The Medlov Crime Family consists of four books and I would recommend reading these first.

• Dmitry’s Closet (2010)
• Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen (2010)
• Anatoly Medlov: Complete Reign (2011)
• Saving Anya (2012)

Each of these books introduce the characters who will continue to play a role in shaping the world of the Medlov empire and family.

The next group of books to read would be the Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov. They are a look back at Dmitry Medlov’s life from the time of 18 up until the transition of his life when he became the Czar of the underworld. There are so many questions answered in this series. We see the relationship between Ivan and his brother grow and wither, the introduction of beloved bodyguard Davyd, intimate relationships between al the main characters and the birth of many of your favorite bad boys. I am still working on Volumes 8-12, but there is plenty to read in Volumes 1-7.

• The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Book One
• The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Book Two
• The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Book Three
• The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Book Four
• The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Book Five
• The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Book Six
• The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Book Seven

The Medlov Men Series is a contemporary look at the men of the Medlov family and council. Instead of just focusing on their arms deals, we focus on the interpersonal relationships they have with each other and the women they love. After you have read the other series, you will definitely apprecieate the Medlov Men Series, but you don’t have to read the other books to understand these. I’ve designed them to be stand-alone books with full explanations, so you’ll never be lost.

• Vasily’s Revenge
• Gabriel’s Regret: Book One
• Gabriel’s Regret: Book Two
• Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One (Coming Soon)
• Anatoly’s Retribution: Book Two (Coming Soon)
• Dmitry’s Redemption: Book One (Coming Soon)
• Dmitry’s Redemption: Book Two (Coming Soon)

 

Dmitry’s Closet (Book 1) Medlov Crime Family Series – The Beginning of the Russian Mafia Romance Genre

“A man like Dmitry was never irate. His coldness was only reflected in the manner in which he destroyed.”
Read the book that started the Russian Mafia Romance genre nearly a decade ago. From USA TODAY bestselling interracial author Latrivia S. Nelson (now Latrivia Welch), comes a story about a deadly faction of the Russian mafia and an innocent woman who threatens to dismantle an empire with the promise of forbidden love.

 

The virginal recent college graduate, Royal Stone, is looking for employment in one of the country’s toughest recessions. While desperately wondering downtown Memphis résumé in-hand, she stumbles upon the seven-foot, blonde billionaire Dmitry Medlov, who offers her a job as the manager of his new boutique, Dmitry’s Closet.
Royal Stone is in for a big surprise.

 
After the clueless beauty accepts Dmitry’s generous job offer, Royal soon accepts his extravagant gifts, his bed and his upscale lifestyle. What she does not know is that her knight in shining armor is also the head of the Medlov Organized Crime Family, a faction of the elite Russian mafia organization, Vory v Zakone.

 
Dmitry Medlov faces a fork in the road.

 
For the first time in his life, the brutal mob boss is introduced to happiness, but not everyone around him wants the lonely Czar to have a happy ending. Under investigation by a joint task force, working to uncover a conspiracy on his council and battling with the old guards to bring their organization into the 21st century, the last thing Dmitry Medlov needs is to lose focus.

 

However, falling in love with Royal makes Dmitry want to break his coveted code, leave his self-made kingdom and start a life far away from the perils of the Thieves-in-Law. She is his purpose in life made flesh. But when his sociopathic brother, Ivan, comes to the Memphis bent on a murderous revenge, old sins resurface, and Royal becomes the unsuspecting target of Ivan’s wrath. What neither of the men know, is that Royal is carrying a secret of her own.

 

Who will win? Who will lose? Who will die? Watch all the skeletons as they tumble out of the interracial romantic suspense sensation, Dmitry’s Closet.

 

Warning: This book contains graphic language, sex, and various forms of violence. However, it will also melt your heart!

Revised Version: March 2010

How to Read the Series:
Dmitry’s Closet (2010)
Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen (2010)
Anatoly Medlov: Complete Reign (2011)
Saving Anya (2012)

 

Creole Nights is Coming for only 99 cents!

It’s been a while. I’ve been off this year, carrying my last child and giving birth to a beautiful 7 lb, 14 oz boy named Liam, but that’s for another post.   I wanted to share a special project that is near and dear to my heart, simply because of the amazing women who are a party of it.

I am happy to announce a new book full of fun, excitement and New Orleans mystery, plus my first paranormal romance short story, as a part of the Creole Nights Anthology. It’s 99 cents, which is a steal for all these stories and some of the best in paranormal are a part of – save a girl just trying something out. LOL.

You can buy it on just about any eBook platform, but you know I always share the Amazon link because that is what I’m asked most about. Stay tuned for excerpts…

https://www.amazon.com/Creole-Nights-Paranormal-Stories-Bring-ebook/dp/B074DZ3F3Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1503444171&sr=1-1&keywords=Creole+Nights

Check out the information below…

Creole Nights Anthology
paranormal/fantasy/ir/romance
Authors- LaVerne Thompson, Phoenix Daniels, Latrivia Welch, Twyla Turner, Reana Malori, Angela Kay Austin, Sage Young, Adrienne D’nelle Ruvalcaba, S. Campbell Williams, Stephanie Morris

Ten original sexy tales from ten bestselling authors. When the sun goes down in New Orleans the heat will rise. Take a sensual exploration of those Creole nights with our hosts of humans, witches, vampires, shifters, wolves, sorcerer, ghost, reapers, voodoo priestess, warlocks, demons, priests and angels. Find out who lives, who dies, who loves for once in a lifetime. Read their sides of the story.

The Beast Within- LaVerne Thompson – From moonrise to moon set the beast will rule.
When the Beautiful Awake: Thakathi Awakening- Angela Kay Austin- You can’t hide from us.

Spellbound – ‪Reana Malori- True love is its own destiny.

The Elixir of Life, Legacy: Origin- S. Campbell Williams- There is never an end, but always a new beginning.

Warlocks: The Creole Coven- Latrivia Welch USA Best-selling Author- Love is the greatest magic of all.

Phoenix Daniels Blood Ties – You can’t run from who you are.

Falling for the Reaper- Adrienne D’nelle Ruvalcaba- He had seen death before, but this time is different.

Love Bites- Twyla Turner – Be careful what you wish for.

His to Claim – Stephanie Morris- He’s got everything under control and she likes it that way.

In Another Time- Sage Young – My love I will find, in another place, in another time.

 

MEDIA STATEMENT

 

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LATRIVIA WELCH CANCELS APPEARANCE AT BLUE’S MARCH MADNESS EVENT
High-risk pregnancy leads to cancellation of all events during pregnancy

 

(January 13, 2017 – Memphis, TENN)  It is with great regret that I must cancel my appearance at Blue Saffire’s March Madness Event at Wild Dunes Resort in South Carolina.  Currently, I am proudly pregnant with my third child.  However, this is a high-risk pregnant.  Per my doctor and family, I am following orders to stay on bedrest and limited travel.  It really pains me to have to cancel on my friend and colleague, Blue Saffire and the other authors who will be attending.  But I want to encourage all of my fans and friends to still attend this wonderful event on March 23-25, 2017.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and your prayers.

 

 

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2017 Schedule of Events for Latrivia Welch (JOIN HER!)

MARCH):

Who’s with me? Join some of your favorite authors in Atlantic City, NJ on March 2nd. Check it out. One Day Only!!!  Continental Breakfast included.  Register at http://www.kbtravelevents.com/

 

MARCH:

Join Latrivia Welch for Blue Saffire’s March Madness at Wild Dunes Resort March 23-25th, 2017

Did you hear? The authors are coming to South Carolina for a weekend of luxury. What authors you ask, Blue Saffire, S.k. Lessly, Tiffany Patterson, and Author Latrivia Welch. I was wondering…will you be there? Register now for your spot.

http://bluesaffire.com/leads/march-madness/

 

SEPTEMBER:
Swirling in the Big Easy 2017

Meet us in New Orleans, LA September 6-9, 2017 for another amazing time in THE BIG EASY! Once again we will convene in the romantic FRENCH QUARTER for the Ultimate Interracial Romance Author & Fan Gathering!

Your favorite Authors of Interracial Romance will meet, greet and network with you, the fans of this popular romance genre for 2 full days of great discussion, delicious food and fun events celebrating IR Romance! Our Host Hotel, the fabulous BOURBON ORLEANS hotel will amaze you with a great combination of luxurious surroundings, beautiful guest rooms and delicious food and drinks!

#SBE2017

Register Here: https://www.smore.com/q3qcw

 

Gabriel’s Regret: The Complete Story Available for Pre-Order in Paperback

Gabriel's Regret: The Complete Story

It’s always nice to be able to give the readers what they want.  And while I can never churn the books out as fast as we all want, I can work on getting the books out in the format that you’d like.  That is why I am pleased to announce on behalf of myself and the RiverHouse Publishing, LLC team that we have made Gabriel’s Regret: The Complete Story available for pre-order on my website.  You can get the complete story, Book one and Book two, in paperback for only $21.99.  This price includes shipping, handling and my autograph.  It’s great for your own bookshelf or to gift to a friend.  We will take pre-orders until February 1st.  Then books will be delivered no later than Valentine’s Day (2/14/17) to you and/or your loved ones.

Click here to purchase – www.latriviawelch.com

What I was shocked about was the page count.  792 pages of one dynamic story.  I can’t help it. I’ve read it a few times since its release and while I’m in the process of writing Anatoly’s Retribution.    For those who haven’t be able to pick up either book yet, I’ve listed the synopsis of both below.  Also, later this week, we will post the complete story online on Amazon and other digital platforms for $5.50 for each book.  I do hope that if you haven’t read it, you’ll give me the opportunity to entertain you.

SYNOPSIS:

“There is nothing redeeming in what we do. We are simply bad men.” Dmitry Medlov

Read the second epic installment from the original Russian mafia crime family of the interracial romance genre.  Gabriel’s Regret: The Complete Story is now available and ready to download.

THE MEDLOV MEN SERIES is the contemporary look at IR’s favorite Russian bad boys, their billionaire lifestyles, beautiful heroines of color, adorable children and action-packed adventures that promise to keep you entertained for hours.

Gabriel’s Regret: Book One –

Gabriel Medlov has lived two very different lives in his 30 years on this earth, mostly because of his very different parents & paths.

Gabriel’s mother, Emma Hutton, was born into British royalty with billions of dollars, but after her mother married the rugged Russian mobster, Dmitry Medlov, and gave him her inheritance, she denounced her family and became a freedom fighter, spending most of her life in the trenches of third-world countries fighting for the oppressed until her untimely death.

Gabriel’s father, Ivan Medlov, was a lot less selfless – a reputed Russian crime boss, the brother of Dmitry Medlov, and a rabid sociopath, he spent his life running guns, women and drugs until his nephew, Anatoly Medlov, murdered him.

With parents on two far extremes of the spectrum of good and evil, Gabriel was born right in the middle and spent most of his life as a second-string beta. Until now. After a series of bad events, the brooding, six-foot-nine, black-haired, blue-eyed, safe bet is on the verge of self-actualization or self-destruction, only he doesn’t know it.

All Gabriel does know is that his normally level-headed thinking and cool exterior are starting to give way to a much more violent and vocal monster that may or may not have been lurking below the surface for many years.

After a major fall-out with his live-in girlfriend in front of the entire family, Gabriel is sent from the palatial confines of the Medlov compound to the war-torn country of Ukraine to oversee a large munitions deal worth millions of dollars that he and his cousin tanked a few days before. For Gabriel, this trip is a test to determine what kind of man he is turning into, for everyone else it’s a rest from an ongoing domestic squabble.

When Gabriel arrives in the Ukraine, he is met by militia who are fighting a regional war on an international stage. As Russia shifts its focus to Syria, its military forces are being pulled out of the Ukraine. This allows for a very small opportunity to take back part of the ruptured city of Donetsk, but they can’t do it without his guns. Ready to business as usual and get back to the states, Gabriel is transported and introduced to the head of the militia – Valeriya Nenya. The music stops. The world stops. Gabriel’s heart stops. Who is this black woman and how did she just still his heart?

Born into a life of poverty and hate, Valeriya Nenya, is no princess. She is, however, fighting not only against the Russians who want to come in and take over her country but also Neo-Nazi separatists who have been terrorizing the country from within for years. With access of munitions and other aide cut off by the outside world, Gabriel Medlov and the Medlov Crime Family becomes Valeriya’s only hope to winning this war.
Deciding to stay a few days in Ukraine to gain Valeriya’s favor, Gabriel is forced to imbed with the militia until he can convince Valeriya and her money contacts that the Medlov Family is the right fit for their fight. While he is there, he is forced to see the world from a very different lens. Third world poverty, extreme racism, violence and starvation take on a whole new meaning as he discovers what Valeriya is fighting against. He also, for the first time, sees what his mother died fighting for. Only, with his father’s blood and his family’s trade, Gabriel discovers what he was possibly made to do and the movement and woman who will shift him from being a beta in the world of Medlov to an Alpha in a world of regret. But at what cost does this epiphany cost?
Gabriel’s Regret: Book Two –
Russian Billionaire bad-boy Gabriel Medlov is in serious mortal danger. Captured by a Neo-Nazis separatist group while trying to save his black girlfriend and business partner, Valeriya Nenya, during an ambush, he is relegated to being the prisoner of a man who not only hates Gabriel’s family, but also hates everything that the handsome six-foot eight crime boss stands for. However, even though he is a captor, Gabriel refuses to be broken, either mentally or physically, by anyone so beneath him. Reaching down inside of himself, he discovers that his past experiences with his family were not crutches, but actual lessons designed to prepare him for this very moment in his life. Will what he has learned keep him alive?

The Medlov Crime Family is not taking the kidnapping of one of their council members lightly. While they are no strangers to abduction, they realize it will take drastic measures to get him back in one piece. The head of the organization, Dmitry Medlov, pulls his men together and wreaks havoc on an army completely unready for his unrelenting retribution. The message is clear. He wants his nephew back. But even with his vast resources, can he get him back alive?
While protected by the Medlov Family from the outside world, Valeriya Nenya has to wage her own war inside the family, not only to get Dmitry to take her back with him when they extract the man she loves from the clutches of the Neo-Nazis but also to fight the battle going on between herself and the pregnant ex-girlfriend of Gabriel whose secrets will cost someone their life before the tale has ended. But who will die?

Read the action-packed, sexy, organized crime sensation about the original Russian Mafia Crime Family that will have you screaming for more. One-click Gabriel’s Regret: The Complete Story by USA TODAY bestselling bwwm author Latrivia Welch today.

 

 

Anatoly’s Retribution Book Trailer

Hello Medlovians,

I’m happy to release the first video for Anatoly’s Retribution, the next book in the Medlov Men Series.  Please take a moment to check it out and tell me what you think.

Happy Tuesday!

Latrivia Welch

 

The Cover for Anatoly’s Retribution

Hello Everyone,

I’m happy to share the cover for the next book in the Medlov Men Series (Date Not Yet Determined), Anatoly’s Retribution.  I know we have a huge following for Anatoly Medlov, and I cannot wait to tell his story.  Check out the cover and please feel free to share.  More information coming very soon.

anatolys-retribution

Red Door Retreat – FB Group for Readers of Latrivia Welch’s Work

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With nearly 500 members already (and we just started), I’m very proud to share with you a new way for us to talk about our favorite characters in the Medlov Crime Family, The Lonely Heart Series and The Agosto Family Series.  The Red Door Retreat was created to ensure that we could focus ONLY on the books I’ve written and your opinions on them.  Too often, we get too busy to attend events the way that we want to online.  However, the benefit of the Red Door Retreat is that the questions are posted 24 hours a day, 365 days a week and both myself and other fans answer them.

We’ve had some interesting conversations already, like how old is Dmitry and what is the age difference between Royal and Dmitry and why did Davyd have to die in Saving Anya.  Right now, we’re dissecting Gabriel’s Regret: Book Two (chapter-by-chapter) and talking about the things we want to see as readers in both men and women.

Overall, it’s just good fun with no rules, no drama and no filter.  I love it and the ladies love it as well.  I’m inviting you to come and join us. Click the link below and considering joining to share your thoughts.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/900497796676283/

Have a great Sunday.

Your biggest fan,

Latrivia Welch

Dmitry’s Closet is still on Amazon’s Bestseller List and Mae Reads Reviewed the Book

Hi Everyone,

Mae Reads reviewed Dmitry’s Closet on YouTube. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to hear from my fans. Take a look and check it out. Shout out to Mae.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mLf8BR70JY

Also, speaking of Dmitry’s Closet, it’s still on the Amazon’s Bestseller’s List. I’m so honored and so proud of your support.  You know, when I first published this book back in January of 2010, no one was writing bwwm mafia books.  So, people took it with mixed emotions.  I got my butt handed to me on a few of the reviews, LOL, but the overwhelming consensus was that readers wanted more and encouraged me to continue on this road, developing the Medlov Crime Family.  Here we are six almost seven years later, still doing what we do.  I’m in the process of working on two new Medlov books: Anatoly’s Retribution and Dmitry’s Redemption.  (I have the “R” thing going there).  Anyway, the reason that we are here is because of YOU.  You paid the money, spread the word, suggested the book to friends and in your book clubs, sent me emails of encouragement and most of all you believed in me.   I love you all. I thank you and I’m so humble and grateful for your blessings on my life.

Here’s to seven more years of The Medlov Crime Family!

Your biggest fan,

Latrivia

 

 

Are you a Medlovian

We have so many Medlovians out there across the world.  I wanted to share this new Medlovian artwork with you, just in case you’d like to take it and share it on your page.  It’s just a little fun.

 

Are you a Medlovian?

 

 

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Gabriel’s Regret: Book Two is NOW Live and Working on AMAZON

 

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It has been a long twelve hours.  But after many phone calls to Amazon by myself and fans, the book has finally been released and the block has been removed from US readers.  Other readers in other countries were able to access the book, but those in the states could not.  They told us that the KDP office was closed Monday-Friday, but we spoke with mangers and asked them to send urgent emails.  For those managers, I am grateful.  For every fan, I am thankful.  Your support and patience is what keeps me going.  I want you to know how much you mean to me.  It’s funny. Adversity comes at you from every angle.  They didn’t want to release the book.  Three readers gave me bad reviews because they could not download the book even though they had not read one word, but GOD was there and he made all those crooked places straight.  I’m smiling with you as you read this and I’m grateful for being so blessed to have you.

So here it is.  Click the link and purchase today from Amazon.  Gabriel’s Regret: Book Two LIVE.

Sincerely your biggest fan,

Latrivia Welch

 

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Gabriel’s Regret: Book Two Synopsis

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That’s right.  I’ve hit “Publish” on Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes and Noble’s Nook, and we’re waiting to go LIVE on the platforms to bring you my next story…

“There is nothing redeeming in what we do.  We are simply bad men.” Dmitry Medlov

Russian Billionaire bad-boy Gabriel Medlov is in serious mortal danger.  Captured by a Neo-Nazis separatist group while trying to save his black girlfriend and business partner, Valeriya Nenya, during an ambush, he is relegated to being the prisoner of a man who not only hates Gabriel’s family, but also hates everything that the handsome six-foot eight crime boss stands for.  However even though he is a captor, Gabriel refuses to be broken, either mentally or physically, by anyone so beneath him.  Reaching down inside of himself, he discovers that his past experiences with his family were not crutches but actually lessons designed to prepare him for this very moment in his life.  Will what he has learned keep him alive?

 

The Medlov Crime Family is not taking the kidnapping of one of their council members lightly.  While they are no strangers to abduction, they realize it will take drastic measures to get him back in one peace.  The head of the organization, Dmitry Medlov, pulls his men together and wreaks havoc on an army completely unready for his unrelenting retribution.  The message is clear.  He wants his nephew back.  But even with his vast resources, can he get him back alive?

 

While protected by the Medlov Family from the outside world, Valeriya Nenya has to wage her own war inside the family, not only to get Dmitry to take her back with him when they extract the man she loves from the clutches of the Neo-Nazis but also to fight the battle going on between herself and the pregnant ex-girlfriend of Gabriel whose secrets will cost someone their life before the tale has ended. But who will die?

 

Read the action-packed, sexy, organized crime sensation about the original Russian Mafia Crime Family that will have you screaming for more.  One-click Gabriel’s Regret: Book Two by USA TODAY bestselling bwwm author Latrivia Welch today.

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Being Black in Ukraine: A Need to Adopt

Some of my readers have reached out in either disbelief or denial that there are people of color in Ukraine. I was so happy for those emails from people who were shocked yet impressed that we had a presence there, and heart broken by those who sent emails saying such a thing simply was not true. We need to know. And in some cases, we need to help. Look at this video and you’ll understand my heartbreak.

 

Let’s Talk It Out: Gabriel’s Regret on Blog Talk Radio 9/10

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If you’ve read the book, then now is the time to discuss it.  Join us for a blog talk radio event where USA TODAY bestselling author Latrivia Welch will share insight and answer questions about her newest release, Gabriel’s Regret: Book One.  Grab a glass of wine, a favorite dish and grab your phone as the ladies of the Love Pub, the Red Door Retreat and callers from across the country enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Click here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/latriviawelch/2016/09/10/gabriels-regret-book-one-by-latrivia-welch

 

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The Thought Process Behind Two Books: Gabriel’s Regret

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I remember when I first sat down in front of the computer to write Gabriel’s Regret.  I knew that I wanted to tell a story about a man evolving and what mental processes he would go through to become better than he was. Turning a Beta into an Alpha.  Not easy.  As I started my outline, I realized that every day, it grew more and more.  I had one idea after another and my team and I talked continuously about what would be best and what would be entertaining.  After all, that’s my job – to entertain my readers.

But Gabriel was special to me.  He was a hybrid of all things Medlov and all things Hutton.  We saw his backstory in The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov and why every single thing that was happening to him was important not just to him but to the entire Medlov Family.

So once the outline was complete, the characters developed, the plot tweaked and the notes laid out, it was clear.  This book had to have two parts.  The first part had to tell Gabriel’s personal story of where he had come from and how pivotal meeting the beautiful black woman, Valeriya Nenya, had been in his life.  I wanted my readers to enjoy their relationship, understand their turmoil and just have a good time with one of our new characters, Nadei, before we moved to Book 2.

Book 2 is after the “big scene”.  I don’t want to give too much away, but we pick up with Gabriel and see him strengthened as a man, but we also see him outwardly change and challenge his surroundings.  Valeriya is a major part of this story because she meets the family and she meets Briggy.  Plus, she goes to war for her man.   There is also so many others to consider like Dmitry and his own developing story, Royal and her ambitions, Anatoly and his desire to keep his own family close and now we see a new and improved Vasily.  The entire family comes together in Prague to show out.  Of course, some of our secondary but very exciting characters are back like Boris and Marat.  There are several explosive scenes in Gabriel’s Regret: Book 2 that are just too awesome for words.  It’s action packed and full of plot curveballs, but it won’t make the least bit of sense if you haven’t read Book 1.

I am very proud of this book, because I took my time and told the story that I wanted to tell for Gabriel, but I was also able to give him a bw/wm relationship that was passionate and concrete.  With Valeriya and Gabriel, I think we have a winner.

Well, more updates will come.  We’re going to have fun over the next month with radio shows, conference calls, interviews, etc.  Please be a part of all of it.  Give me your feedback and enjoy.

Before I go, I’d also like to say that there is nothing better than the support I have received from my fans.  My ladies and gents here in the United States have shown up and shown out!  My international fans have been equally amazing.  I hear a lot of stories and see a lot of negative things on the Internet designed to destroy authors, designed to kill their sales and designed to assassinate their character, but I truly believe that I have some the best fans the world has to offer, because you are always so encouraging and uplifting.  The emails, texts, phone calls, Facebook messages, twitter posts and blogs posts are so beautiful and mean so much to me.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.

Until next post…live well.

Sincerely your biggest fan,

 

Latrivia Welch

Gabriel’s Regret: Book One is Live on Amazon

Hello Friend and Fans,

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I’m happy to announce that my latest work, Gabriel’s Regret: Book One is now live.  It’s been a long time coming, but I wanted this book to be perfect.  We priced is just right at $2.99 for an e-book and we have Book Two coming out in October.  This is 18 chapters of pure, unadulterated romantic suspense for the bwwm reader and for those who like gold old fashioned action.  As the next month unfolds, we’ll have book club meetings, radio shows, conference calls and so much more to keep you involved with the conversation around Gabriel Medlov.

For now, I’ve included the link for you to make your purchase and the synopsis of Gabriel’s Regret: Book One. https://www.amazon.com/Gabriels-Regret-Book-Medlov-Men-ebook/dp/B01L9T2UTY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1472591578&sr=8-2&keywords=Gabriel%27s+Regret

Thanks in advance for your support of my work. You guys mean the world to me.

Sincerely,

Latrivia Welch

The Synopsis of Gabriel’s Regret

Gabriel Medlov has lived two very different lives in his 30 years on this earth, mostly because of his very different parents & paths.

Gabriel’s mother, Emma Hutton, was born into British royalty with billions of dollars, but after her mother married the rugged Russian mobster, Dmitry Medlov, and gave him her inheritance, she denounced her family and became a freedom fighter, spending most of her life in the trenches of third-world countries fighting for the oppressed until her untimely death.

Gabriel’s father, Ivan Medlov, was a lot less selfless – a reputed Russian crime boss, the brother of Dmitry Medlov, and a rabid sociopath, he spent his life running guns, women and drugs until his nephew, Anatoly Medlov, murdered him.

With parents on two far extremes of the spectrum of good and evil, Gabriel was born right in the middle and spent most of his life as a second-string beta.  Until now.  After a series of bad events, the brooding, six-foot-nine, black-haired, blue-eyed, safe bet is on the verge of self-actualization or self-destruction, only he doesn’t know it.

All Gabriel does know is that his normally level-headed thinking and cool exterior are starting to give way to a much more violent and vocal monster that may or may not have been lurking below the surface for many years.

After a major fall-out with his live-in girlfriend in front of the entire family, Gabriel is sent from the palatial confines of the Medlov compound to the war-torn country of Ukraine to oversee a large munitions deal worth millions of dollars that he and his cousin tanked a few days before.  For Gabriel, this trip is a test to determine what kind of man he is turning into, for everyone else it’s a rest from an ongoing domestic squabble.

When Gabriel arrives in the Ukraine, he is met by militia who are fighting a regional war on an international stage.  As Russia shifts its focus to Syria, its military forces are being pulled out of the Ukraine.  This allows for a very small opportunity to take back part of the ruptured city of Donetsk, but they can’t do it without his guns.  Ready to business as usual and get back to the states, Gabriel is transported and introduced to the head of the militia – Valeriya Nenya.

The music stops.  The world stops.  Gabriel’s heart stops.  Who is this black woman and how did she just still his heart?

Born into a life of poverty and hate, Valeriya Nenya, is no princess.  She is, however, fighting not only against the Russians who want to come in and take over her country but also Neo-Nazi separatists who have been terrorizing the country from within for years. With access of munitions and other aide cut off by the outside world, Gabriel Medlov and the Medlov Crime Family becomes Valeriya’s only hope to winning this war.

Deciding to stay a few days in Ukraine to gain Valeriya’s favor, Gabriel is forced to imbed with the militia until he can convince Valeriya and her money contacts that the Medlov Family is the right fit for their fight.  While he is there, he is forced to see the world from a very different lens.  Third world poverty, extreme racism, violence and starvation take on a whole new meaning as he discovers what Valeriya is fighting against.   He also, for the first time, sees what his mother died fighting for.  Only, with his father’s blood and his family’s trade, Gabriel discovers what he was possibly made to do and the movement and woman who will shift him from being a beta in the world of Medlov to an Alpha in a world of regret.  But at what cost does this epiphany cost?

 

Gabriel’s Regret: Book One Coming Soon

We’re working on the last part of Gabriel’s Regret: Book One.  I’m so excited to release this book.  Book 2 will be released at the end of September and will be placed on Amazon for pre-order.  More will come every day as we count down to the release, but the date won’t be released until the day before.  I know you’re going to love it.  Fifteen chapters of excitement – Medlov Style.

 

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Update from Latrivia Welch

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I’ve had quite the month.  When you think of the word “victorious” what comes to mind?  For me, it’s being able to accomplish goals and stand in the face of adversity and speak His words to dominate the evil trying to attack me. No weapon formed shall prosper.   Is that deep?  Well, so is life.  It often helps with my writing and it helps me stay grounded.  This month, my husband and I were about to announce the soon-to-be arrival of a new little member of our family.  We were at the 12-week mark and then at the doctor’s office while trying to get a better look at our little baby, we discovered that his/her little heart had stopped and we would have to heal and try again.  It was hard. I remember the shock that overcame me and hearing Bruce cry in the background while holding my stepson.  Tears.  So many tears and so much adversity.  But I spoke His praises despite my pain.  Thank you, Lord for taking away the sting of death.  Our little angel is gone to heaven.  And I believe that He will bless us again.  Still, it left me feeling a little blue.  Then two weeks later, this last Thursday, while trying to leaving my office after a long and trying day, I heard the distinct sound of a hand gun behind me.  Two rounds.  I searched my purse, but my keys were at the bottom of it. No time.  So, I turned to find a co-worker who was standing frozen in fear.  The bullets were still whizzing.  I pushed her inside of her car, dove into her back seat and called the police.  911 was busy. So I called my husband.  His only words were, “I’m on my way.” He called dispatch and headed straight to me.  Two weeks ago, my baby died.  Thursday, I almost died, just being in the wrong place at the wrong time while some couple got into it on our premises or whatever.  God is good.  He kept me.  And although I should feel shook up, I’m only grateful for another day.  Funny, I was just telling my mother that. I told her that the real blessing in this life was to wake up and have another day.  And boy, did my words resonate with me over the weekend.  But it hasn’t stopped me. None of it.  If anything, it’s made my purpose and drive clearer and given me one more testimony. I have many.  So, I’m happy to share this with you.  Gabriel’s Regret is going to be a great book, one of a man coming of age in his own right.  I’m going to enjoy this book and every other that I write, because I have a great LIFE and I’m living it.

Gabriel’s Regret (Book Trailer #1) The Medlov Men Series

So excited to release the first book trailer.  I hope that you guys enjoy it.  No release date yet, but keep up with the page and also if you have not already, don’t forget to join our weekly subscription over http://www.latriviawelch.com.  Click SUBSCRIBE and you’ll receive inside information weekly.

Don’t forget to “Like” or comment on the video if you feel so inclined.

Sincerely your biggest fan,

Latrivia Welch

Gabriel’s Regret (SYNOPSIS)

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Gabriel Medlov has lived two very different lives in his 30 years on this earth, mostly because of his very different parents & paths.

 

Gabriel’s mother, Emma Hutton, was born into British royalty with billions of dollars but after her mother married the rugged Russian mobster, Dmitry Medlov, and gave him her inheritance, she denounced her family and became a freedom fighter, spending most of her life in the trenches of third-world countries fighting for the oppressed until her untimely death.

 

Gabriel’s father, Ivan Medlov, was a lot less selfless – a reputed Russian crime boss, the brother of Dmitry Medlov, and a rabid sociopath, he spent his life running guns, women and drugs until his nephew, Anatoly Medlov, murdered him.

 

With parents on two far extremes of the spectrum of good and evil, Gabriel was born right in the middle and spent most of his life as a second-string beta.  Until now.  After a series of bad events, the brooding, six-foot-nine, black-haired, blue-eyed, safe bet is on the verge of self-actualization or self-destruction, only he doesn’t know it.

 

All Gabriel does know is that his normally level-headed thinking and cool exterior are starting to give way to a much more violent and vocal monster that may or may not have been lurking below the surface for many years.

 

After a major fall-out with his live-in girlfriend in front of the entire family, Gabriel is sent from the palatial confines of the Medlov compound to the war-torn country of Ukraine to oversee a large munitions deal worth millions of dollars.  For Gabriel, this trip is a punishment for his recent philandering and general loss of control, but for Dmitry, it’s a test to determine what kind of man his nephew is turning into.

 

When Gabriel arrives in the war-torn country of Ukraine, he is met by militia who are fighting a regional war on an international stage.  As Russia shifts its focus to Syria, its military forces are being pulled out of the Ukraine.  This allows a very small opportunity to take over a much needed border town with an airport, but the militia must move fast.  Ready to business as usual and get back to the states, Gabriel is transported and introduced to the head of the militia – Valeriya Nenya.

 

The music stops.  The world stops.  Gabriel’s heart stops.  Who is this black woman and how did she just still his heart?

 

Born into a life of poverty and hate, Valeriya Nenya, is no princess and no priss.  She is, however, fighting not only against Russians who want to come in and take over her country but also Neo-Nazi separatists who have been terrorizing the country from within for years. With access of munitions and other aide cut off by the outside world, Gabriel Medlov and the Medlov Crime Family becomes Valeriya’s only hope to winning this war.

 

Blocked from leaving after an air strike, Gabriel is forced to imbed with the militia until Dmitry can get him help.  While he is there, he is forced to see the world from a very different lens.  Third world poverty, extreme racism, violence and starvation take on a whole new meaning as he discovers what Valeriya is fighting against.   He also, for the first time, sees what his mother died fighting for.  Only, with his father’s blood and his family’s trade, Gabriel discovers what he was possibly made to do and the movement and woman who will shift him from being a beta in the world of Medlov to an Alpha in a world of regret.

 

Read the Romantic Suspense, Gabriel’s Regret, the second book in the Medlov Men Series by USA TODAY bestselling author Latrivia Welch. http://www.latriviawelch.com

 

 

Introducing Latrivia’s Quill Pen

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Instead of checking in on Facebook, Twitter and Blogs, Latrivia Welch has developed one communication tool to keep you in touch with her and the books that you’ve grown to love.  Introducing Latrivia’s Quill Pen.  This weekly email goes out to readers and informs them of the following:

  1. Update on what she’s working on
  2. Update on what chapter she’s on
  3. Music soundtracks & muses for characters (photos)
  4. Trips & research on characters & plot lines
  5. Ways you can give valid feedback on her writing process
  6. So much more…

If you want a closer look at the work from conception to the day it hits stores, sign up today. Only takes 60 seconds.  Don’t worry if you’ve recently signed up to LatriviaWelch.com, then we already have you marked to receive your weekly update.  The first e-blast will be sent out this Friday, February 19th .  Sign up here.

P.S.  For those who like to engage through social media, Latrivia will still post updates on social media platforms.

Happy reading,
The Latrivia Welch Book Team

 

Cuddle up this weekend with Brett Black

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It’s Valentine’s Day Weekend, and no matter what reality looks like for you, a HAPPILY EVER AFTER should be part of your holiday.  That’s exactly why I’m hoping that if you have not already purchased The Grunt 2 (which is the sixth book in the Lonely Heart Series) that you’ll purchase and read it this weekend.

As a matter of fact, you should purchase it now and have it ready for when you finally slow down.

Sure, everyone is going to suggest their book to you this weekend, but I’ll give you five reasons why you should pick The Grunt 2.

  1. In PDF format, it’s 535 pages long.
  2. The main characters truly are in love with each other. You can feel the passion.
  3. The supporting characters have full, fun plot lines. Plus, they make you feel “some kind of way.”
  4. The ending will make you laugh and cry. You won’t be disappointed.
  5. At $3.99, you’re literally getting 111,299 words of hot, steamy, sexy romance with a pinch of adventure.

Now, if you’ve already purchased The Grunt 2, then you should tune in this Saturday, February 13th to my radio show to talk about the book.  For 30 minutes, we will talk about Brett, Courtney, Gavin, David and Amy; we’ll discuss how the story made you feel and what you want out of upcoming books by #LatriviaWelch.  That will all be happening this weekend on the Skinny on Interracial Romance.

From your biggest fan,

 

Latrivia Welch

#LatriviaWelch

 

 

Join Latrivia Welch and a host of amazing authors on October 6-8th in Memphis for the BRAB Reading Warrior Retreat

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A READING WARRIOR RETREAT: (BOOK CLUB ROMANTIC MYSTERIES AT THE PROM)

Thursday, October 6, 2016 – October 8, 2016

MEMPHIS, TN

 

http://memphis.eventful.com/events/reading-warrior-retreat-/E0-001-088431342-2@2016100619

 

A Reading Warrior Retreat: (Book club Romantic Mysteries at the Prom)

The Following Authors will be attending

  • Brenda Jackson
  • Rochelle Alers
  • S.K. Hardy
  • Marissa Monteilh
  • Keith Thomas Walker
  • Love Belvin
  • Adrienne Thompson
  • Sharon C. Copper
  • Roy Glenn
  • Ancelli
  • Latrivia Welch
  • Yahrah St. John
  • Monica Richardson
  • More to be added….

Hotel Information and location:

  • Crowne Plaza downtown 139.00 a night with breakfast price of parking $10.00 for self-parking $20.00 for valet
  • Early Registration  $200.00 covers one Individual
  • Late Registration starts August1st $ 225.00 covers one Individual

 

Your registration includes the following

  • 4 Meals
  • T-Shirt
  • BRAB Grab Bag (You have to be present to receive  your bag and t-shirt)
  • Tour of the Nation Civil Rights Museum
  • All BRAB Activities listed in the Itinerary will be covered

Itinerary  

  • Thursday Evening, October 6th 8pm -10pm BRAB Welcome Reception To Romantic Mystery weekend Dinner Games etc..
  • *Friday Morning, October 7th 10am-2pm Tour Of the National Civil Right Museum
  • Friday Evening,  6:30pm-9:30pm Characters Based Mystery (Who Done it) Games  Dinner Lip sync contest Special Guest  Appearances
  • *Saturday Morning, October 8th 10am -3pm Lunch  Buffet Authors Meet And Greet Panel Book Signing
  • Saturday Evening, 6pm-11pm Award Nomination /Prom party (Formal ) Dinner Buffet Live Entertainment DJ/Dancing

All I need is 15 minutes (Latrivia Welch Radio Show) 08/31 by Interracial Romance with Latrivia | Books Podcasts

Just recorded today…

All I need is 15 minutes radio show by Latrivia Welch

Latrivia Welch Radio Show

Episode: 8/31/18

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/latriviawelch2/2018/08/31/all-i-need-is-15-minutes-latrivia-welch-radio-show 

Not everyone has al day to hear what you have going on in your life. Most folks are way too busy to give you 30 minutes, so forget an hour. As such, Latrivia Welch, creator of the Bratva Romance and Russian Mafia Romance genre, along with The Lonely Heart Series, the Agosto Series and the Laveau Coven Series, only wants 15 minutes to keep you posted on the funny, serious and eventful parts of her journey to create your newest books.

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Onyx Restaurant

Today’s Sunday Brunch Discussion will be held “virtually” at Onyx in Budapest, the motivation and muse behind the fictional Golden Bull in my latest book, Dmitry’s Redemption.  I hope you enjoy the book, the video (these photos belong to other awesome photographers) and I hope you come by and join us in the Red Door for fun.