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

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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.

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…

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.

 

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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