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.
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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,
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 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