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

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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Appalled at Trump’s New Muslim-Ban Suggestion

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No, I’m not happy with what happened in Paris.  I’m not happy with what happened in San Bernardino. I’m not happy with 9/11.  I’m not happy with the fact that we’re still in war in the Middle East. I’m not happy with the precious American life lost in a war where men and women who didn’t die in war most often came back emotionally damaged and physically mauled.

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But I think many others across this country and world are mad too, including most people of the Muslim faith, and most of the civilized nations – yes, even third world nations.  Let’s not get all ethnocentric and amnesic here in a country based in not only a beautiful melting pot but also centuries of systematic ethnic oppression.  We are in no place to judge.  Our very future depends on the ability for us to stick together; to uplift others; to believe in unity.  And also, what does that say to all of our patriots who gave their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places in the hope that they were liberating and protecting Muslims?  SMH.

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I don’t want to get into the usual, “my best friend is Muslim” conversation as to suggest that just because we know someone who is Muslim then that gives us the right to condemn or not to condemn an entire people.  What I believe is that regardless of whether you know someone who is Muslim or not, you will not allow yourself to become a hate mongering idiot.  Because then, what better would you be than our own enemy?  And no one wants to be identified as a Hitler sympathizer, which is what Trump would have you do.  He’s basically like “Let’s give them all numbers on the wrist and corral them like cattle.”  Are you serious?  Are you F*c#ing serious?  What about all our Muslim leaders, our doctors, our lawyers, our historians, our military personnel, our first responders, our neighbors…the list goes on to the point where I am exhausted.  And you should be too, at the hateful rhetoric.

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Yes, I’m a good Catholic (my faith is my own and my desire is to please only Him), but nearly 1/4th of this world is Muslim.  How do you cut 1/4 of the human population out of the conversation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?    To believe that all these people (1.6 billion with a B) want to kill Americans is…paranoid schizophrenia.  To suggest that we boot everyone out of our country who doesn’t think like us is un-American. To suggest that we can’t help someone of another faith in their time of need, like Syrian refugees, is STUPID.  To condemn those who are giving their lives to fight ISIS is inhumane.  To say that these people, HUMANS MIND YOU, have no right to life is immoral.  I don’t want any part of that crazy train.  And I’m embarrassed that he’s been given a mic to express himself.  I thought we normally kept those types in the back room of grandma’s house away from phones and other electronics.

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TRUMP IS A STAIN on the political process and the presidential candidacy.  End of File.

XOXO and all that jazz,
Latrivia Welch

 

 

 

 

 

Mommy Journal Entry #3,545

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Today, our little Tierra came into our bedroom and crawled between us in the dark.  “Mommy, Daddy, wake up,” she said, voice all sweet and innocent.  We turned to find her shaking.  Both of us shot up.  Shag turned on the light and checked her forehead; I pulled out the thermometer.  She announced.  “I threw up.  I think I have a bug.”

We both jumped to action.  Ginger Ale. Crackers.  Meds.  Cold Towel.  We were hopping like beans.  Both of us discussed who should take off work while Shag rocked her in his arms.  And in the middle of all of this, it comes to me that Tierra is eight years old and extremely tall.  LOL.  Why is he still rocking her like when she was five?  Never mind, I can’t bring up how he spoils her at this moment.  We need to get her better.

Long story short.  There is a bug running around rampant and it’s loose in our hose.  Our little princess has it.  And the normal running order is Shag, me and finally Jordan.

Meanwhile, after hearing that she has a bug, Jordan covers his face like Michael Jackson and bolts out of the house for the bus ten minutes early.  I shake my head.  That’s the only time I can ever get that boy out of the house without pushing him.

Such is the life of Mommy.

Latrivia