Author Latrivia Welch Meet & Greet Brunch (7/29/18)

Latrivia Welch Meet & Greet Brunch

 

RiverHouse Publishing is pleased to present its Meet & Greet Author’s Brunch with USA Today bestselling interracial romance and crime thriller author, Latrivia Welch.

Join us for this special opportunity to sit down and have brunch with the acclaimed Russian Mafia Romance genre founder and author of 28 novels.

Tickets to this limited-seating event (30 people) includes a scrumptious brunch, a signed paperback copy of the author’s newest book (Dmitry’s Redemption: Book One), and a chance to hear about her upcoming projects for 2018 and 2019.

All guests will also receive a change to take a picture with the author, ask questions about their favorite characters and have previously purchased books signed.

Grab your tickets now, they’re going fast! Only 30 seats available and tickets go off sale on 7/15/18 in preparation for event. For questions, contact info@riverhousepublishingllc.com or call 901-878-0107 between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Buy Ticket Here

Other Details:

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Tickets are $60.

G. Alston Restaurant
8556 Macon Road
Cordova, TN 38018
https://www.galstonrestaurant.com/

 

 

Brunch Menu

Mixed Greens Garden Salad
Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, slivered carrots, boiled eggs, bacon bits and croutons. Served with your choice of ranch dressing, peach-raspberry and balsamic vinaigrette.

Fruit
Yogurt Parfaits Cups filled with fresh fruit, yogurt, and granola.

Bacon Jalapeño Deviled Eggs

Quiche

Turkey Sausage & Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Salad on Croissants

Shrimp & Grits

Creme Brulee

French Toast

Mixed Potato Hash
Russet Potatoes Sweet Potatoes, Red Potatoes peeled, diced and fried.

Beverages

Mango Peach Tea
Juice
Apple, Cranberry, and Orange Juice.
Coffee
Freshly brewed coffee, reg, decaf presented with an assortment of sweeteners and dairy fresh creamer

 

Warlocks: The Creole Coven Book Chat with Latrivia Welch

Latrivia Welch, Warlocks: The Creole CovenOk. So now, I’m ready to talk about my first paranormal romance. Warlocks: The Creole Coven will now be the first book in the Laveau Coven Series. With the outpour of feedback from the fans, I realize that I cannot stop now. But before I start on the next book, we MUST talk about all the things that you love, hate and want to see more of in the next installation.

The entire conversation will take place in her exclusive private Facebook group, The Red Door Retreat, but will be combined with her radio show. Get a chance to weigh in and have a little fun.

It will be Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. (CDT). Grab a glass of wine, a cup of tea and a cheese and fruits and let’s have some fun.

Call in the first 30 minutes of the event to speak Live with Latrivia:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/…/2018/05/17/warlocks-the-creole-coven

SYNOPSIS:
Toni St. John is a nosy reporter chasing the story of her life, a story that will hopefully win her the Pulitzer Prize and national acclaim. When a tip about four mysterious suicides that happen in an upscale hotel in New Orleans, LA lands on her desk, she packs a bag and heads to the Big Easy to investigate.

What Toni doesn’t know is that the mysterious deaths are closely connected to her own sordid past, and the sexy alpha manager of the hotel, Jericho Laveau, is indelibly linked to her epic future. However, her adventure is not just about her own life – she discovers she is the key to the future of man. With warlocks, witches, angels and mayhem on her heels, this ambitious journalist gets more than she bargains for and possible more than she’s willing to write about.

Read Warlocks: The Creole Coven, Latrivia Welch’s first paranormal thriller about the power of love, the pain of truth and the strength of family in a classic good vs. evil story guaranteed to entertain you for hours.

NOTE TO READERS: This book was originally part of the Creole Nights boxset released in 2017. It has since been extended by over 160 pages and five additional chapters. If you think you enjoyed it before, wait until you read the extended version now.

Also, don’t forget to join my newsletter to keep up with upcoming books, events and appearances.

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Latrivia Welch Remembers Julian Bond THE LEADER

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Because of the support and love of my mentors, I’ve met many great civil rights leaders in my time. I had the honor of having Dr. Benjamin Hooks as a personal mentor along with Mrs. Francis, who gave me invaluable advise as a young woman that I still hold dear today. Dr. Hooks used to love my granddaddy’s fried fish, and grandpa didn’t mind having me come to South Memphis to pick up some as soon as he fried it and deliver it to Dr. Hooks. I remember Dr. Vasco Smith with his jovial smile and Mrs. Maxine Smith always willing to give me a hug. I remember D’Army Bailey sitting across from me at Four Way Grill, and me praying in the middle of his very enlightening talk – that I didn’t drop fried tomatoes all over my Chanel white blouse and make a mockery of myself. I remember working for the National Civil Rights Museum and President Mandela coming up the stairs at the Peabody and me rushing out to see if he was on his way and running nearly head on into him. All I could say was, “your President Mandela.” And he said, “yes dear but who are you?” I couldn’t speak after that.

Recently, I met the founder of Black Enterprise, Mr. Earl Graves. We walked and talked for a while. He was impressed by my little publishing house, and insisted that I had promise. I was in shock how much he reminded me of my grandpa and instantly felt a connection. Mary Robinson, the first female president of Ireland, was also very kind. She and I walked through Bountiful Blessings after she was caught up on a call with UN. She told me I simply had to visit Ireland. After meeting her, I knew that I had to as well.

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My list is long and distinguished. I’ve met so many, and I remember them all. I either met them because of LeMoyne-Owen College, Howard and Beverly Robertson or Deidre Malone. My mentors pushed me…always pushed me…still push me. Since I was a skinny 18-year old girl, they have opened doors for me that would have remained closed otherwise. They have introduced me to giants because they were giants themselves.

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I still remember meeting Mr. Julian Bond. The first time was at the National Civil Rights Museum when I was around 20. Then, I was heading up credentialing for the NAACP 2009 National Conference in Cincinnati and we were preparing for the Obama/McCain speeches and Mr. Bond came around the office. He wanted to see what we were up to. We had been working early mornings and late nights. Deidre thought it was good for both Tonya and I to do this on our own. She was training us. She was right. It was great work, hard work, great experience.
Tonya and I wanted pictures. Mr. Bond was busy, terribly busy. But he didn’t mind stopping long enough for us to talk. He wanted to know how we were enjoying ourselves and if we were working too hard. He had time enough to listen to me recount my experience with him in Memphis. He smiled and listened and three days later when he saw me again, he said, “hello Latrivia.” Thousands of people, thousands of stories and he never forgot my name.

When I came home from Cincinnati, my life was changed. Deidre just laughed. “It’s good for you,” she said. She still is always grooming me, even until this day.  She had met him many times before and knew how great he was, but I was on fire and brand new to such a movement.

For the very young people (and I have many who read my books and my blog and I know they are under 18 – naughty teens), I want you to know why this man was so important.
Julian Bond was no rapper, baller or actor. He was an activist, a game-changer. Horace Julian Bond was an American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor, and writer.

Born in Nashville, TN on January 14, 1940 – only 200 miles from Memphis- Julian Bond became a civil rights activist while in college. In 1965, he was elected to Georgia’s state legislature, but his opposition to the war in Vietnam meant that it would take a U.S. Supreme Court ruling for him to be allowed to take his seat. Bond later served as the head of the Southern Poverty Law Center and of the NAACP.

“Julian helped inspire an entire generation of young people, students, black and white,” Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said Sunday. “He spent so much time speaking on college campuses, telling the story of the movement. He was so smart, so gifted, so articulate and he had a way of getting to people, to students, to young people and he succeeded.” http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/08/16/civil-rights-activist-julian-bond-dies/31809385/

Bond died on August 15, 2015 at the age of 75, but his legacy will live on.

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

“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