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!

https://www.amazon.com/Dmitrys-Closet-Medlov-Crime-Family-ebook/dp/B004HIM7G6/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Your biggest fan,

Latrivia

 

 

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

The Medlov Crime Family Fun

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The Medlov Crime Family #MedlovCrime

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From author Latrivia S. Nelson, author of the epic romance Ivy’s Twisted Vine, comes a story about Memphis, TN, a deadly faction of the Russian mafia and an innocent woman who dismantles an empire.

Orphaned virgin Royal Stone is looking for employment in one of the country’s toughest recessions. What she finds is the seven-foot, blonde millionaire Dmitry Medlov, who offers her a job as the manager of his new boutique, Dmitry’s Closet. After she accepts his job offer, she soon accepts his gifts, his bed and his 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.

Falling in love with the clueless Royal makes Dmitry want to break his coveted code, leave his self-made empire and start a life far away from the perils of the Thieves-in-Law. Only, his brother, Ivan, comes to the Memphis from New York City bent on a murderous revenge.

With the FBI and Memphis Police Department working hard to build a case against Dmitry and his brother trying to kill him, he is forced to tell Royal of his true identity, but Royal also is keeping a secret – one that changes everything.

Who will win? Who will lose? Who will die? Watch all the skeletons as they tumble out of the urban literature sensation Dmitry’s Closet.

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

This book is the first of The Medlov Crime Family Series.

 

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Looking for the Amazon link?  http://www.amazon.com/Dmitrys-Closet-Medlov-Crime-Family-ebook/dp/B004HIM7G6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433536613&sr=8-1&keywords=Dmitry%27s+Closet

 

 

Warner Brothers is doing a Vory v Zakone project

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EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is moving forward with a drama that will trace the origins of organized crime in Russia. The studio has hired Andrew Sodroski to write Vor V Zakone. That is a Russian term that translates to Thief In Law, which refers to a professional criminal who holds elite status among other law breakers. This traces back to the Russian Revolution of 1917, where Stalin attempted to exterminate the criminal underworld and filled the gulags with bandits and thugs of every stripe. Rather than weed them out, that effort united them and created a heirarchy that continues to this day, with soldiers wearing their rank in the form of tattoos bestowed by leaders from prison. The narrative thru line here is how one man, a leader of the Vor V Zakone, rose to become the very person his brethren swore never to serve: the Tsar himself.

Michael Andreen is producing. Sodroski’s script Holland, Michigan is getting made with Errol Morris directing and Naomi Watts starring, with John Lesher’s Le Grisbi producing. The scribe was a history major at Harvard and has lived in Kosovo and the Republic of Georgia. He’s repped by CAA, Principato Young and David Fox. Andreen, a longtime studio exec, hatched the original idea for the epic drama and Warner Bros’ Jon Berg will oversee it.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/warner-bros-plans-russian-mob-origin-drama-vor-v-zakone/

Article written by: By | Wednesday September 18, 2013 @ 4:33pm PDT

 

Revenge of the Pillow Pet

My dear, sweet 3 ½ year old begged us for a Pillow Pet for two weeks. Every time that I thought she had forgotten about it, the commercial would come on the television and remind her to ask us again. My husband got so fed up the other morning, he grabbed his keys and headed to Wal-Mart. He emerged half an hour later with the lady bug pillow pet that is now wrapped in my daughter’s embrace even as I write this post.

The pillow pet has been our worst nightmare. It’s not that it can talk or that it sheds pet hair or even lights up at night. It acutally does none of that.  It’s the fact that I have to pry it out of her little fingers so get her to eat a meal, pull it out of the tub before she turns on the jets, forbid it from being taken into the bathroom, kiss it before bedtime and yes, sing to it. I wish that I had half the marketing resources and mind manipulation that the creators of this little shaggy pillow has. The song is a jingle that the kids remember and sing over and over again. The concept is cheap and efficient and when I’m not completely annoyed, it’s sort of cute. It’s a pillow, it’s a pet…