We Are Global: A Look Into Latrivia Nelson’s Fan Base

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I’ve been working along diligently on this book, and let me just say that it has not been easy.  This is clearly one of the most challenging books that I’ve ever had to write but it is also very fulfilling.  Every chapter completed is one step closer to completion and one step closer to fulfilling my newest goal.

I know that people are patiently awaiting The World in Reverse and I promise you that it is so close to completion, but we want to provide you with a great product, something that won’t get me beat up at my next book signing (lol).  So, it’s taking more time than originally planned, but hey, I think you’ll like it.

In the process of working on the book, the team and I noticed something that was…well…amazing.  We noticed that our list had grown exponentially from 58 countries to 124 countries.  We have reached twice as many countries since we last checked.  It really got me perked up.  I was amazed and humbled and grateful and all of those words.

There is a tracker that lets us know on both our blogs and our websites, exactly what countries are visiting and how often.  With such a diverse group of readers, I wanted to recognize everyone all at once and say a sincere thank you for visiting the sites and staying engaged.

Anywhoo…let’s do a country-by-country roll call for the last week.  Remember that the list according to unique hits.  So, if your country is towards the top of the list then that means that more people from your country visit the site.  Again, thanks so much for your support.

 

  1. United States
  2. Canada
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Trinidad and Tobago
  5. Barbados
  6. France
  7. Australia
  8. Brazil
  9. Germany
  10. Indonesia
  11. Bahamas
  12. Russian Federation
  13. India
  14. Netherlands
  15. Jamaica
  16. South Africa
  17. Sweden
  18. Malaysia
  19. New Zealand
  20. Ukraine
  21. Italy
  22. Greece
  23. Poland
  24. Czech Republic
  25. Philippines
  26. Turkey
  27. Thailand
  28. Mexico
  29. Romania
  30. Portugal
  31. Belgium
  32. Republic of Korea
  33. Japan
  34. Serbia
  35. Spain
  36. Denmark
  37. Slovakia
  38. Switzerland
  39. United Arab Emirates
  40. Morocco
  41. Saint Lucia
  42. Iceland
  43. Ireland
  44. Pakistan
  45. Colombia
  46. Austria
  47. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  48. Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic
  49. Saudi Arabia
  50. Kenya
  51. Latvia
  52. Bulgaria
  53. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  54. Singapore
  55. Finland
  56. Egypt
  57. Argentina
  58. Norway
  59. Taiwan
  60. Israel
  61. Slovenia
  62. Virgin Islands
  63. Qatar
  64. Costa Rica
  65. Kuwait
  66. Chile
  67. Cayman Islands
  68. Albania
  69. Zimbabwe
  70. Hungary
  71. Algeria
  72. Croatia
  73. Venezuela
  74. Myanmar
  75. Peru
  76. Sudan
  77. Grenada
  78. Bangladesh
  79. Lebanon
  80. Tunisia
  81. Haiti
  82. Mauritius
  83. Antigua and Barbuda
  84. Sri Lanka
  85. Bermuda
  86. Jordan
  87. Nigeria
  88. Malta
  89. Viet Nam
  90. Guam
  91. Ecuador
  92. Georgia
  93. Syrian Arab Republic
  94. Guyana
  95. Namibia
  96. Belarus
  97. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  98. El Salvador
  99. Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  100. Bolivia
  101. Lithuania
  102. Chad
  103. Ghana
  104. Estonia
  105. Cyprus
  106. British Virgin Islands
  107. Dominican Republic
  108. Samoa
  109. Guatemala
  110. Saint Martin
  111. New Caledonia
  112. Cambodia
  113. Tajikistan
  114. Mozambique
  115. Hong Kong
  116. Bahrain
  117. Libya
  118. Anguilla
  119. Paraguay
  120. Angola
  121. Uruguay
  122. Uganda
  123. Azerbaijan
  124. Aruba
  125. Madagascar
  126. Iraq
  127. Moldova
  128. Puerto Rico

 

 

Awesome Interview with the Legendary Koko Brown for The Grunt

This truly has been a crazy week.  We’re currently working on the foundation for our new imprint, Taboo, a project that will launch in the summer of 2012 for Interracial Romance Readers globally.  I’ve been writing up a storm on The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 4, The World in Reverse and Saving Anya.  Plus, I have completed seven book club meetings and it’s only Tuesday.  However, I’m doing what I love, and because of that I know that I’m blessed.

Koko Brown really made my week with the latest review of The Grunt.  Words cannot express how proud I was to read this. I woke Adam up from his nap and made him read it twice.  Even he had to smile, and those who know Adam know how hard it is to make him smile.

So, I want to share this review with you.  Here’s the link.  Please check it out.  Respond.  Tell her what you think and share it with others. 

Link: http://kokobrown.net/2011/09/whos-in-the-hot-seat-author-latrivia-nelson.html

Thanks so much to all the reviewers who have taken the time to write a review about The Grunt and thanks so much to all the readers who have read the book.  Thanks to Koko for making my week go a little smoother. 

Hope all is well.

XoXo and all that jazz,

Latrivia S. Nelson (one happy woman)

The Grunt Looks Great in Paperback!!! And it’s only $8 on My Site!!!

Today, I received the proof copy of The Grunt in paperback.  When it was delivered, I was expecting another book from another author, but when I opened the box and realized that it was my book, I freaked out!  I can’t wait for you guys to get it in your hands.  I went for a matte finish this time, and Kandace Tuggle, my partner in crime and my exclusive and very awesome book designer, did an excellent job of putting my concept together with her own.  The book is only $9.99 retail, only $7.99 on my site, and is now available for pre-order

It will be available for sale on September 1st.  Can you say awesome?  In a few days, I’ll get The Ugly Girlfriend in print also.  The retail price for it is $9.99, but a reader brought up a very important point.  She said that she had already purchased the e-book and wanted the paperback for her collection.  So, she wanted to know if my readers who ordered from my site could get a discount.  Makes a lot of sense, right? 

So, I’m adjusting my prices.  The Grunt will be available on my site for $7.99 and The Ugly Girlfriend will be available on my site for $6.50.  And Finding Opa!  will be available for $6.99.  Don’t forget shipping and handling.   If you purchase on the .info site, you have to add shipping and handling. 

Essentially, you can get The Lonely Heart Paperback Pack with all three books for only $19.99.  You’re saving over $5 on my site for all three books versus other sites, plus you get an autograph (not that it’s worth muchJ, but I think it’s sort of cool).

I realize that many of you have already read the book, and I thank you so much for your support, but if you want to share the book with a friend or family member, with a mom, sister or best friend, then please consider gifting it.  I know that I plan to.  My mother-in-law and mom do not do the e-book thing, so they always wait for it to come out in paperback so that they can enjoy it with the rest of us. 

I just can’t express how happy I am right now.  I love the tangible product.  I’ll probably spend the rest of the evening just staring at it.  Then, I have to get back to typing.  I’m working hard on V4.  It has to be short, cover a lot of different subject matter and move Dmitry to the next level.  Talk about a day!

A side note.  The other night, I sent out a blog entry where I just vented up a storm.  However, there was one great thing that came out of that.  I had a chance to hear from you.  You shared how much you appreciate my support, you made me remember who I am, and whose I am, and you made me feel special.

Now, this wasn’t an attempt to get attention, and I don’t want you to ever think that I would stoop to doing something like that.  It was a genuine cross roads for me that I had an opportunity to share with you.  And words cannot express how you guys have made me feel.

As a full-time author now, I have so much joy.  I get to entertain you guys for a living, and it’s amazing.  How many of us have shared private conversations?  How many of us have spent half the night responding to emails?  The relationships that have been established through these stories are priceless.  And I need to remember that instead of letting people get under my skin. 

So, let’s celebrate! Pre-order your books today, and let’s get ready for a global conference call soon on The Grunt.  I’m thinking that we should do it in September.  We haven’t done it in a while, but it’s long overdue.

Anyway, I’m done ranting…until tomorrow.

XoXo and all that jazz,

Latrivia

New Review from Ivolve Beauty for The Grunt & The Ugly Girlfriend !!!!

Writing gives me pleasure for several reasons.  I love to entertain people and take them from the real world into some new place with new people, and I love to meet new people through my books.  The readers, reviewers, publishers, conventioneers, etc. are all amazing.  Normally, I get the reviews later than everyone else, because I’m always in my office or in my “room” at home behind a desk, typing on the computer, music blasting in my ears, television playing – away from the world and everyone around it.  However, lately, I’ve been getting out.  So, I’ve been getting the reviews as they post, and I have quite enjoyed it.

My latest review has come from Chaz over at IvolveBeauty.com.  They have been reviewing my work since I first started, and I always thoroughly enjoy reading what they have to say.  So, I want to share this with you and ask that you visit their blog from time to time to see all of the wonderful offerings they have on their page regarding “the total woman.”

Chocolicious Reviews: The Grunt (The Lonely Heart Series)

I am so happy to report that Chocolicious Reviews did an amazing review for the The Grunt.  Of course, anytime there is new news, I want to share it with you.  So, please check out the link below.

http://chocoliciousreviews.com/2011/08/13/the-grunt-by-latrivia-s-nelson/
Thanks again,

Latrivia

“Like” The Lonely Heart Series Facebook Page Today!!!!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lonely-Heart-Series-by-Latrivia-S-Nelson/178658528870198?ref=ts#!/pages/The-Lonely-Heart-Series-by-Latrivia-S-Nelson/178658528870198?sk=wall

The world has gone global and so has The Lonely Heart Series.  To keep people abreast of what is going on no matter where they are in the world and what their favorite mode of social media is, we have expanded our brand to include Facebook.  So now, you can Like The Lonely Heart Series Facebook Page, share your thoughts and keep up with when new books are dropping.

FYI.  All three books are now available for pre-sale in The Lonely Heart Series, including The Ugly Girlfriend, Finding Opa! and The Grunt.

This page was recommended by several devoted readers, and I’m happy to have received your suggestions.  Keep them coming and thanks so much.

Latrivia

The Lonely Heart Series Now On Sale in Paperback! Pre-Order The Grunt Today!

Hello Everyone!!!

It’s been a long time coming, but I am happy to announce that we are taking pre-orders for all three books in the Lonely Heart Series (The Ugly Girlfriend, Finding Opa! and The Grunt). You can purchase each book separately or you can purchase all three books in the Lonely Heart Paperback Pack for $19.99, plus shipping and handling.  Simply go to www.latrivianelson.info to put in your order today in time for Labor Day weekend

I hope that you all enjoy the books.  We have received over 300 requests since The Grunt was released last week to format it in paperback.  In response, the team has worked tremendously hard on getting a tangible product in your hands. 

This has been an exciting week, and I’ll be sharing a little more with you about why on upcoming blog entries.  However, I want to say now that I appreciate each and every one of you for your kind words of support and encouragement and your continued support of my work through your purchases.

I’ll be returning to the blogs more in the upcoming weeks also.  I know everyone wonders where I went.  Working on upcoming projects, I have been locked in the office and at the home office typing up a storm, but I need a break and I need to get back to my people.

I also am working hard right now to return each and every email that I have received about the books. I even printed them out so that I can read them when it’s late at night and I’m tired and want to quit.  You all have given me so much motivation.  I think of each of you every time I sit in front of the computer to write a book.

God Bless,

Latrivia S. Nelson

 

The Grunt is Now Available on Kindle

The Grunt by Latrivia S. Nelson

I am happy to report and 4:00 in the morning that the third book in my Lonely Heart Series, The Grunt, is now available for sale on Kindle

Many of you, who have supported me for years, have moved into the tech era and have either a Nook or Kindle.  So, we have worked really hard to ensure that you would have access to the book before the end of the week.

I do hope that you enjoy it.  It is a ful novel with 15 chapters and over 309 pages of fun and excitement. 

Don’t forget when you are done to send me an email and share your feedback.

XoXo and all that jazz,

Latrivia

New Book from Lonely Heart Series: The Grunt

Staff Sergeant Brett Black has a bad feeling that something is going to go terribly wrong.  And as a Recon Marine, he pays attention to his gut.  Only nothing can prepare him for what he encounters when he arrives at home from the base.  His wife is leaving him, and there is nothing he can do about it. 

Abandoned with a kid, the super alpha-male has to become domesticated quickly or find a willing substitute to help him with his son.  Only the substitute he finds is no substitution. 

Courtney Lawless is a true wild card.  The budding librarian loves the classics and carries herself like a lady by day.  But she also is full of life and surfs the waves of the Atlantic Ocean by night.  Since her parents won’t pay for college because of bad decisions in her past, the reformed bad-girl takes a job as Brett’s live-in nanny to finish paying for school. 

Brett has never seen a woman of such complex duality.  Used to a wife who won’t clean, cook or even talk to him, when he starts to live with Courtney, he realizes what he’s been missing his entire life.  Educated, amazing and refreshingly honest, the only thing that that this transparent beauty hides from her new boss is that she’s also the Lieutenant Colonel’s daughter. 

Faced with another deployment to Afghanistan soon, the brooding Marine is forced to come out his shell to fight for what he loves, only this time, the war is at home.

Enjoy the interracial must-read romance of the summer, The Grunt, the third a longest book in Latrivia S. Nelson’s Lonely Heart Series and today. 

www.latrivianelson.info

Only $3 for e-book

Latrivia S. Nelson – We’ve Opened Our New Office!

So everyone has been wondering where I have been.  Thanks to everyone who has sent emails to check and make sure that I’m still alive.  I am.  It’s just that this has been the busiest last six weeks of my professional existence.  Many of you know that I am the President and CEO of RiverHouse Publishing.  This is my baby.  In an effort to try to open the doors for more authors like myself who have something to say and not really sure who will listen, I started RiverHouse to provide an opportunity.  As of now, we have five authors and counting, but we’re only just over a year old. 

This year, we plan to go after even more authors.  Bold Authors with Bold Statements to be exact.

This last month, we opened our new office in the swank Clark Tower in Memphis, TN.  It’s the tallest building in the city and from my 27th floor executive suite, I can see half of Memphis.  When I first looked down from my windows, I thought to myself that the world is so small and that we as people are so tiny, but we are also capable of amazing things.  Pyramids, the Parthenon, cures for diseases, going to the moon…who knows maybe even world peace one day.  And while, I have created nor done any of the above mentioned, I still felt accomplished that day. 

It was only after I got home that and settled into my bed for the evening that I thought about all the work I’d just signed up for.  So, I’ve been working on authors, traveling, attending speaking engagements, participating in book club meetings, writing books, meeting with like twenty people a day at the office, still trying to be a good mom and wife and occasionally cracking open the books to work on my dissertation.  It may sound like I’m complaining, but I’m totally not.  I think this is great, but I know that I have to get back to the things that I enjoy like this blog and my radio show.

Many of you also want to know what is going on with the writing.  Well, I’m happy to report that The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 3 will be out this month finally.  This was a hard project this time around, because the fun part about this series is that the stories are short.  However, every time that I worked on Volume 3, it kept getting longer and longer.  So, I had to cut some stuff and leave others while still trying to keep you entertained.  I’m also working on an awesome video with the RiverHouse team to put on youtube for your visual stimulation. 

There are also two additional awesome projects that I’m working on for the Lonely Hearts Series.  Filling His Seat will be out in April and Gracie’s Dirty Little Secret will be out in April or May. 

You guys know how I hate giving real drop dates, because they always seem to change.  So, I’ll just leave it at that.

Also, in 2011, I have received more fan mail than in the last year combined.  2,000 emails, letters, phone calls and texts.  You guys are amazing.  Your feedback literally is like fuel for this entire thing. 

You know my goal is to always entertain you.  We all work every day and need something to pull us away from our lovely lives.  When I’m writing, I’m always thinking of you.  I try to include the things that will make you laugh, make you cry, make you wonder.  That is the great part of being an author.  You get to evoke feelings in people.  For me, the joy of it is evoking happiness.  Everytime one of you guys sends me a note saying how happy you were with the book, my days brightens up.  And I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s true.

Okay, so we have three books on the horizon.  We have a new office to push out more work and on better timelines. 

On another note, equally as awesome may I add, Joyfully reviewed did a great review on Dmitry’s Closet.   Joyfully Reviewed is one of the top romance review sites.  Everyone goes there to see what’s new and what’s hot.  So it was a real honor for Nakita Steele to do a review on our favorite Dmitry Medlov.  Also, for those who love Beautiful Trouble Publishing as much as I do, they did a great article on them too.  So congrats, Jayha!