Have You Been Laced?

“SOUTHERN Laced basically describes who I am. I have lived in Mississippi all of my life. I grew up in the country on a dirt road. As a child, I fell asleep to the beat from a local juke joint. My experiences in life, the way I talk and my demeanor are all SOUTHERN Laced.”…

Fifty Shades of Grey

When I started reading Fifty Shades of Grey, I was excited because I could relate to the clumsiness and awkwardness of the leading lady’s  character. The moment she tripped into the office of the most powerful man she’d ever met, I was immediately ready to fall in love with their unfolding story. I wanted to…

SITUATIONSHIPS: RELATIONSHIP POEMS AND SHORT STORIES

For a relationship to work, both parties have to be equally loyal and dedicated to one another. Without titles, it opens the door to confusion, which causes feelings to develop, lines to blur and hearts to eventually become broken. SITUATIONSHIPS: RELATIONSHIP POEMS AND SHORT STORIES, is an unexpected guide for lovers involved in traditional and nontraditional…

The Soles Of My Shoes

While reading THE SOLE OF MY SHOES, a collection of poems by Danielle Alysse, I found myself smiling, laughing and remembering… Alysse will take you on a journey of love, heartache, uncertainty, revival and triumph.  She has truly mastered the art of telling stories through poetry. Stories that will magically become your very own… For…

Ode To The Summer Solstice

 I want to see raindrops lightly kiss umbrellas in Seattle. I want to be able to dream of Dubai at night before sight of you loses battle. I want to watch the sunset from the beach in Miami before the last day. I want to be able to envision my travels on the Waterways of…

Southern Laced Love Songs Playlist

Southern Laced… Grassroots romance laced with a southern drawl. I could not imagine life without music. Love songs play a huge role in my writing. It helps me get in tune with the emotions of my characters. Because of this, I decided to share the love by composing a list of the top ten songs…

Love To Hate The Villain

“A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career…