THE GRUNT CLIMBS TO NUMBER ONE SPOT ON AMAZON’S BESTSELLER LIST

Multicultural Romance Author Latrivia S. Nelson Pens Authentic Tale about Marine Corps Life

(August 10, 2011 – Memphis, TENN)  RiverHouse Publishing’s bestselling author, Latrivia S. Nelson, released the third book in her bestselling Lonely Heart Series, entitled The Grunt.  The full-length romance novel is the second bestseller out of the series and has already climbed to the coveted number 1 spot on Amazon’s Multicultural Bestseller’s List since its e-book release during the last week in July. The Ugly Girlfriend, which has stayed on the Amazon Multicultural Bestseller’s List since the first week of January 2011, has also been a fan favorite, giving Nelson two books on the same bestselling list for the second time this year.  This is the tenth book that Nelson has released in the last three years and the fourth book she had released in 2011. 

“The Grunt is a powerful story of love and life in the Marine Corps.  As a wife of a combat-wounded, retired Marine and having spent many years at Camp Lejeune, I was especially excited about writing this novel.  It infuses the alpha male qualities that my readers like in their characters with the power of a strong, yet loving woman.  Moreover, it details the struggles of loving someone who is serving in the military and all that is required of them by our country while trying to balance a relationship.”

The Grunt is available on Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and Noble’s Nook and Nelson’s official website (www.latrivianelson.info).  The paperback will be available for sale nationwide on September 1, 2011 for $10. 

Synopsis of 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 and longest book in Latrivia S. Nelson’s Lonely Heart Series.

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

Introducing the cover to my newest book – Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen

Let me be the first to say how proud I am of Kandace Tuggle,  our exclusive designer at RiverHouse Publishing, LLC for her fabulous work on the new cover for the much anticipated Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen book from the Medlov Crime Family Series.  We had a great conference call with the girls a few days back, where I told them that this would be coming.  Now, here it is as promised.

For me, when I see the cover, I know that the entire book is almost complete.  I always save the cover until the end to make sure that it really encompasses what the story is all about – mostly because I tend to deviate.

So, ladies, here it is.  We also have the site (www.dmitrysroyalflush.com)  , Twitter (HisRoyalFlush) and very soon Facebook. I hope  that you all are having a great day.  And don’t forget the drop date of July 5th.  More information will be coming out in the next few days.

Talk to you soon.

Xoxo and all that jazz,

Latrivia S. Nelson

Synopsis:

For Dmitry and Royal Medlov, money doesn’t equal happiness.  Forced to leave Memphis, TN and flee to Prague after a brutal mafia war, the couple nestled into the countryside to raise their daughter, Anya, and lead a safe, quiet life.   But when Dmitry’s son, Anatoly, shows up with an offer he can’t refuse, Dmitry is forced to go back to the life he left as boss of the most feared criminal organization in world.  Consequently, the deal could not only destroy the Medlov Crime Family but also Dmitry and Royal.     

 Royal hasn’t been the same since she was attacked three years ago.  Where she used to be a sweet, innocent girl, she’s now a jaded, bitter woman, who can’t be coddled by riches and luxury.  However, a reality check is in store for the pre-Madonna when Anya’s new teacher shows up with her sights set on stealing Dmitry, and Ivan’s old ally shows up with sights on killing him.  Can Royal save them all?  Will she?

With a family in such turmoil, the only way to survive is to stick together.  Read the gripping tale of a marriage strong enough to stand the test of time as Dmitry realizes that he has the best cards in the house as long as has a Royal Flush.

Amazon’s Kindle is Igniting a Flame!

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It seems more and more these days, the entire world is moving at the speed of light and requires constant immediate gratification.  In an effort to supply the demand of the “need for speed” in late 2007 Amazon developed and released the Kindle.  This technology allows for books to be downloaded and read on small device. 

 

While many can see the potential of this as a consumer, there are others that see this as window of opportunity for some sellers.  Self-published authors have been given a leg up on Amazon.com for while, offering products to millions through the use of the computer with no need for warehousing or extensive marketing.  The only thing is required is great word of mouth.  A rating can make or break you on Amazon, whether you are New York Bestseller or Joe the Plummer.

 

According to Zach Pontz of CNN, “Released in November 2007, the Kindle has sold more than a quarter million units. Its texts account for 10 percent of Amazon’s book sales despite the fact that 200,000 titles — a tiny fraction of the books offered on the site — are available in digital form.”  

 

My personal opinion and forecast is that if Amazon’s Kindle continues to garner considerable market share, we may see a spin on it in our local cell phone stores.  It would be great to pick up my Blackberry and see it double as a way to read my favorite book through the use of combined Kindle/Blackberry technology.  Hey, I know that I’m reaching, but that is what the stars are for!

 

Just thought I’d share this information with you.  The Christmas season is here and the Kindle makes a great gift idea.  For those who think with their wallets, Amazon is great stock to consider purchasing.  Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) Real-time: 44.11 2.92 (7.09%) 1:22PM ET.

 

Until later focus on being greater!

 

Sincerely,

 

Latrivia Nelson

Author of Ivy’s Twisted Vine

 

 

 

For more of Zach Pontz’s CNN story visit: http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/12/03/kindle.electronic.reader/index.html?iref=mpstoryview