I just hit PUBLISH on Amazon for Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One

In just a few hours, my latest addition to the The Medlov Men Series will be live.  For only $3.15, ,you get 17 chapters of passion, action, adventure and Medlov Style.  I’m so excited for several reasons.  This is the second book released since my son was born in July.  And this marks another opportunity to entertain you.  I truly hope that you enjoy it, and you don’t have to worry.  Book Two comes out on November 1, 2017.  There will also be a paperback of Book One.  We’re working on that right now.  Don’t forget to check Amazon this evening and buy your copy today.

Sending all my love,



Anatoly’s Retribution: Book One
“Life has a way of coming full circle, even for the wealthiest and most powerful of men. If he is lucky, that closed circle will lead him to his purpose.” Renee Medlov

Anatoly Medlov has seen a few things in his young life. From rags to riches, the beautiful blonde Vor was elevated from the poverty-ridden streets of the Kapotnya District in Moscow to the lavish, billionaire lifestyle of his international Russian Mafiya father, Dmitry Medlov. However, ascension did not come without sacrifice for the young prince of the underworld. Every woman Anatoly has ever loved or had affection for in his adult life has been scarred by him in some way.

While on a mission to find his half-brother in Miami, Anatoly is faced with a chance to face his demons and save his marriage, but what he doesn’t know is closing the perpetual circle of hurt in his life will lead him on a larger journey to save his baby sister from a sinister man and its sex trafficking ring.

Anastaysia is right under Anatoly’s nose, being trafficked in the same city that he’s in to carry out his father’s orders. Torn from her family and tricked into slavery, she discovers that there are worse monsters in this world than her brother, Anatoly. With no way to find Anatoly and no way to run, she must depend on her prayers to be heard and a miracle to happen.

Read Book One of Anatoly’s Retribution by USA TODAY bestselling romance author, Latrivia Welch. Book Two will be released on November 1, 2017.

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All the best,



The Chronicles of Young Dmitry Medlov: Volume 7 will be released on Saturday, October 25th

V7 Cover

I know to so many this project is just a short story. It’s one of 12 short stories in the series about Dmitry Medlov before he met Royal.  But my Medlovian women (oh that rowdy group of gals) are expecting excellence in each and every chapter.

In reading over my work on last night, I just wasn’t satisfied with the story yet. 100 pages of a short story that is supposed to leave you cursing me for more.  Don’t get me wrong. It’s fire, but it’s not ON fire.  So then, the debate happened.  I questioned if meeting a deadline was better than meeting YOUR expectations with my work.  And the answer came up, unequivocally NO.

This is why I’m pushing the book back one week. The 100 pages that we present to you need to knock your socks off, or at least make you want to take off your shoes and curl up to your e-reader.  Speaking of which, do people name theirs?  My e-book reader is named LUCY.  Anyway…

This series means so much to me. It’s the exploration of the mind behind the mature Russian billionaire who grew to be a worldwide leader of underworld munitions and the many relationships that he had to foster and forget.  In Dmitry’s Closet, we have a new understanding of the thick tension between Dmitry and Ivan in their first meeting when he arrived to Memphis from New York many years after the Chronicles has taken place.  We understand why Dmitry did not want Royal anywhere near Ivan, and after V7, we’ll understand why Ivan swore revenge for Arie.

The backstory makes everything fun. And this backstory is dedicated to all of you.  But I can’t dedicate something to you that I know is half done.  I’m asking for your forgiveness and understanding that we’re we a week off the mark, but somehow, I think you’re going to be entertained when it’s finally in your hands.

Readers Have Posted My Book on Free Forums – Not Happy

Let me vent for a while, ladies, if you don’t mind.  I spent many months, weeks, days, hours on my work.  So, it pains me to no end when I see that readers purchase my book and then post it on illegal forums, even against 17 U.S.C. § 512 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).  Why a person would want to first pirate another person’s personal work, then pawn if off for free.  Needless to say, I’ve already contacted the FBI and my lawyers.  This upsets me very much and provides to me the understanding of that double-edged sword of technology.  While I have loved the Kindle, Nook and PDF capabilities, I’m not sure that it’s worth being the victim of other people’s inconsiderate and costly behavior. 

I just finished a great article on the CNN site about this kind of horrid effects of e-book piracy.  I’m inclined to agree.  If you’d like to read it, check it out. http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/01/01/ebook.piracy/index.html

What are your thoughts? Have any of you ever experienced this with your own work or have you ever pirated? 

I’d love to hear your thoughts.


Drop Date Pushed Back to July 15th Due to Printer

It’s a sad state of affairs for me ladies and gentlemen.  The book is complete, but the hard copy format will not be ready until July 15th.  Please world, do not be angry with me.  I’m working around the clock to provide some benefits in lieu of this horrid blunder.  Last time, the drop date was off by a month and half.  So, I’m happy to report that it’s just ten days later.  For many, it’s ten days too long.  So, I’m offering this:

However, you can still pre-order on my site (www.latrivianelson.com) starting tonight or on www.dmitrysroyalflush.com

Pre-order and you will receive a free PDF copy of the book for you to read until your book arrives.  I made the announcement tonight and have received great feedback from the readers.  Thanks so much for you all who have understood.  And I’m so blessed to have so many supporters. 

The good news is that the book will still be available on Kindle on the 5th!  You can also purchase the PDF format without the hard copy for $5 on www.dmitrysroyalflush.com.  So, if you don’t have a Kindle, like to read at work or home or prefer to laptop or desktop to pick up books, you won’t miss a beat.  For my hardcopy readers, the printer says that it could very well be back next week, but they’ve given me that date to be safe.  So, I’ll keep you updated. 

For all of those who receive the PDF, please send me your thoughts through the blog, facebook and email to let me know what you think (Latrivia@LatriviaNelson.com). 

And please Pray for me that I don’t jump off a cliffJ

Xoxo and all that jazz,


Republic Coffee’s Reading, Writing and Republic Writer’s Forum to Feature Latrivia S. Nelson

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June 17-August 19, 2010

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Reading, Writing and Republic Republic Coffee kicks off series of writers forums June 17 Republic Coffee will kick off “Reading, Writing and Republic,” a series of forums beginning this Thursday evening. First up is Memphian Cal Bray, author of If Those Shoes Could Talk, Thursday, June 17 from 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Other writers in the series include Rebecca Skloot, New York Times best-selling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and Memphis music legend George Klein, writer of Elvis: My Best Man.

The forums are open to the public and attendees are encouraged to come with questions for the authors. The full slate of authors is below. Each forum will be held at Republic Coffee and will begin at 7:30 pm.

Thursday, July 15—Latrivia Nelson, Dmitry’s Closet. Urban Fiction and Interracial Romance readers nationwide immediately flocked to the bestselling multicultural phenomenon released in January of 2010, Dmitry’s Closet, a racy action-adventure about a Russian mobster and an African-American virginal heroine battling for their love in the Southern city of Memphis, Tennessee. Author Latrivia S. Nelson sat on internet bestseller lists across the country for over 4 weeks as people talked about the fusion of two popular but distinct genres. Now Nelson is dropping the second book in the Medlov Crime Family Series, Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen on July 5, 2010 and fans nationwide are excited.

Thursday, June 17—Cal Bray, If Those Shoes Could Talk. If Those Shoes Could Talk is a toe-twitching story of a man who discovers a smelly truth; his shoes are talking to him. Slip on your favorite slippers and jump feet-first into this hilarious tale of wacky shoes and a man’s quest to discover why on earth he can communicate with footwear. You will laugh, cry, scream, and gasp in fear as you discover what your shoes might be saying about you. One thing is for certain; you will never look at your shoes the same way again.

Author Cal Bray has been a teacher, songwriter, and worship leader and is the writer of Growing with God Together as well as the inspirational song, ‘Follow Me, I heard Jesus Say.’ Cal presently lives in Tennessee with his wife and continues to travel and share more experiences for all to enjoy.

Thursday, June 24—Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca Skloot is a science writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, Discover, Prevention, Glamour, and others. Ten years in the making, her first book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (forthcoming Feb. 2, 2010), is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. A starred Publishers Weekly review called it, “A remarkable debut … recalls Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family … A rich, resonant tale of modern science, the wonders it can perform and how easily it can exploit society’s most vulnerable people.” Thursday, July 1—Off for holiday weekend.

Thursday, July 8—Dennis McDougal, Five Easy Decades. With the publication of the Jack Nicholson biography Five Easy Decades, Dennis McDougal has authored a total of nine books and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles in a career that has spanned over 40 years. Currently, he is working on The Acid Chronicles, a documentary film about the history and renaissance of LSD as a powerful tool in the treatment of mental illness. Before he began covering movies and media for the Los Angeles Times in 1983 and, more recently, the New York Times, McDougal was a staff writer at the Riverside Press-Enterprise (1973-1977) and the Long Beach Press-Telegram (1977-1981). A UCLA graduate, McDougal holds a Bachelor’s in English and a Master’s in Journalism.

Thursday, July 22—Jennifer Chandler, Simply Salads. Author and Chef Jennifer Chandler, delivers over 100 creative recipes you can make in minutes-showing that anyone can create a gourmet salad by simply picking up salad mix and adding your favorite ingredients. Chandler’s salad masterpieces also include dressing recommendations, recipes, menu ideas and nutritional information. All the recipes are accompanied by stunning photos of each salad. From the Classic Caesar Salad with Herb Croutons to the Mandarin Chicken Salad with Toasted Sesame Vinaigrette, these recipes are guidelines to getting you started on creating your own satisfying salads with your favorite ingredients. Chandler’s new book, Simply Suppers, will be available September, 2010. A contributing writer to several magazines such as MidSouth Magazine, Nashville Home & Garden, Memphis Magazine, Edible Memphis, Real Food, Pilates Style and Delta Magazine, Jennifer has also been a contributing food columnist for The Commercial Appeal (Memphis’ newspaper). In addition, Jennifer has been featured on the Food Network in two episodes of Dinner Impossible as well as on Martha Stewart’s Every Day Food XM/Sirius Radio Program. Thursday, July 29—Taylor Grey, A Wig for Ally. When Ally is diagnosed with leukemia, her entire world changes. She is forced to deal with mature issues at a young age- being stuck in a hospital, chemotherapy and the psychological effects of hair loss. With the help of her parents, a new friend, and a wig shop owner named Miss Harriet, Ally begins to fight back. She begins visualizing new, creative ways to fight the rogue cells causing her harm. When Ally goes into remission, she knows she is very different from the girl she was before cancer. She has become someone completely different, something even better. By keeping her promises to Harriet, Ally learns to believe in her own strength and the gift of giving back. Memphis’s own Taylor Grey earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. In addition to psychoanalyzing her friends and writing children’s books, Taylor is also an accomplished pilot, avid runner and occasional triathlete. Thursday, August 5—George Klein, Elvis: My Best Man. When George Klein was an eighth grader at Humes High, he couldn’t have known how important the new kid with the guitar—the boy named Elvis—would later become in his life. But from the first time GK (as he was nicknamed by Elvis) heard this kid sing, he knew that Elvis Presley was someone extraordinary. During Elvis’s rise to fame and throughout the wild swirl of his remarkable life, Klein was a steady presence and one of Elvis’s closest and most loyal friends until his untimely death in 1977. In Elvis: My Best Man, a heartfelt, entertaining, and long-awaited contribution to our understanding of Elvis Presley and the early days of rock ’n’ roll, George Klein writes with great affection for the friend he knew—about who the King of Rock ’n’ Roll really was and how he acted when the stage lights were off. This fascinating chronicle of boundary-breaking and music-making through one of the most intriguing and dynamic stretches of American history overflows with insights and anecdotes from someone who was in the middle of it all. From the good times at Graceland to hanging out with Hollywood stars to butting heads with Elvis’s iron-handed manager, Colonel Tom Parker, to making sure that Elvis’s legacy is fittingly honored, GK was a true friend of the King and a trailblazer in the music industry in his own right. Thursday, August 12—G. Wayne Dowdy, Hidden History of Memphis. Step inside the fascinating annals of the Bluff City’s history and discover the Memphis that only few know. G. Wayne Dowdy, longtime archivist for the Memphis Public Library, examines the history and culture of the Mid-South during its most important decades. Well-known faces like Clarence Saunders, Elvis Presley and W.C. Handy are joined by some of the more obscure characters from the past, like the Memphis gangster who inspired one of William Faulkner’s most famous novels, the local Boy Scout who captured German spies during World War I, the Memphis radio station that pioneered wireless broadcasting and so many more. Also included are the previously unpublished private papers and correspondence of former mayor E.H. Crump, giving us new insight and a front-row seat to the machine that shaped Tennessee politics in the twentieth century. Founded in Midtown Memphis in 1993, Republic Coffee is a privately owned and operated café whose main goal is to bring to market world class coffees and exceptional food. We are purveyors of the world coffee markets and roast bean varieties locally. Republic Coffee is dedicated to the community, striving to support charities and organizations through service in our spaces. Among the numerous organizations Republic Coffee has supported are The Memphis/Mid-South Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, BRIDGES Inc., Shelby Farms’ Down to Earth Day, The Memphis Farmers Market and The Neighborhood School.

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


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.

Lots of Irons in the Fire for Latrivia Nelson

You can’t keep a good writer down. You also can’t keep her off the computer. I have been stuck to a keyboard for the last three weeks, typing away like a fiend. My poor husband thought that after Dmitry’s Closet, I would take a break. However, I surprised the whole family with one word: sequel!

So, here’s the deal. I’m working on Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen (http://dmitrysroyalfush.wordpress.com), The Guitarist (a paranormal romance with a friend of mine and lead guitarist for the multi-platinum band Saving Abel), The Pitcher’s Last Curve Ball (an interracial romance novel), The Agosto Family (an interracial romance novel and sequel to Ivy’s Twisted Vine) and working a real job.

Is it a lot? Hell yes! But I feel complete having something to do late nights when everyone is sleep. And my motivation is endless. So, for my readers who have begging for new work, I hear you guys. I’m working hard and I can’t wait for you all to weigh in.

I’ve also committed to get my lazy but back on this blog and share with you guys as much as possible about the entire process. After all , it is all for you.

Also, you can always

Xoxo and all that jazz, Latrivia