Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for Unwrapping a Marriage by Reana Malori and Michele Prince

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Unwrapping a Marriage by Reana Malori and Michel Prince.  Please leave a comment or question for Reana or Michel to let them know you stopped by. You may enter their tour wide giveaway, where one (1) randomly chosen commenter will be awarded a $15 Amazon/BN GC, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. You may follow all of the stops on the tour by clicking on the banner above. The more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  Good Luck! 

Co-Writing An Interracial Marriage and It's Challenges
by Michel Prince

Co-writing is its own challenge. I don’t believe that writing about an interracial marriage made it any more challenging. Both Reana and I have been in interracial marriages for close to two decades. With two decades of marriage we’ve had the same ups and downs any marriage goes through that is why this book relates to anyone in a long term relationship.

When discussing the plot and direction of our book we looked at the story. Where we wanted our characters to go, their children and what put them in the situation ending their marriage. The last topic we discussed was the racial makeup of our characters. Reana had never written a black hero so she decided to add to the challenge of co-writing by changing her normal hero and heroine.

Co-writing has lots of opportunities for conflict, what I loved about writing with Reana is we set up a plan and had a route on how to get there. Sure we tripped a few times along the way, but we were able to get on track. The reason I asked Reana to write with me was because we compliment each other perfectly. Her books are mirror images to mine. Same heart, same emotion just executed in a different way. By melding the two styles we were able to establish a depth of writing that has sent our readers on a rollercoaster that has them siding with a cheering for all the characters at different times.

Unwrapping a Marriage
By Raena Malori and Michel Prince

Publisher:  Raena Malori and Michel Prince
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 250 Pages
ISBN: 9781370300464

Buy Links:  Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords 

About the book:

What do you do when the love that once set you free, feels like it’s holding you prisoner?

Sterling and Elizabeth Jackson have built a life most would envy. A beautiful home, two wonderful children and a very comfortable lifestyle. Yet something is tearing them apart. With divorce looming, they are trying to make it through the holiday season for their family.

With clashing schedules, demands from employers and two busy kids, the former lovers have managed to stay out of each other’s orbit, at least for a while. But Fate, or maybe their well-meaning family, has set them up on a collision course.

Past memories bubble up to the surface and there’s nothing to stem the flow. What once was amazing has turned hurtful and full of pain. But is that the real story? Is it too late for a couple who once lived and breathed for each other to find their way back?

There’s a thin line between love and hate. Will Sterling and Elizabeth be able to mend a love that seems broken and lost, or will the final pull on the holiday ribbon unwrap their last chance to save their marriage.


Somber music started playing from the den and Sterling felt a pull to find out what Beth was doing. They’d spent too many nights ruminating within their own thoughts to ever know what the other might be thinking. This was their problem. Why had he come home determined to find a way to get his wife back, only to go into a separate room?

Rounding the corner, he saw her sitting amongst a pile of toys almost reaching the ceiling. Wearing only a tan oversized sweater and pair of fuzzy socks, she looked snuggled in amongst the presents she was wrapping. On the floor where she sat was her half-full glass of white wine, along with the plate of cheese, crackers, sausage and wrapping paper she was measuring. He smiled when he noticed the grapes were all gone.

“I’ve heard of divorcing parents spoiling their kids to compensate for the loss, but don’t you think you went a little overboard?” Sterling asked as he stood in the doorway of the den

Beth didn’t look up from the task at hand. Instead, the hiss of the scissors slicing through the paper disrupted the music. “If you must know, divorcing parents also forget important things, like their kids presents. Sadly, not one of these are for our children.”

“Then why are you being an elf?”

“Because Christine couldn’t be bothered with it I guess. Too much planning for her big trip back home to San Diego to think about the kids in Chicago.” Beth finished taping the paper to the box and then picked up an empty sheet of labels. “Damn it.” She stretched her neck and hunted around without getting up.

Sterling saw a pile on the desk across the room and pointed to them. “Those what you’re looking for?” he asked, a bit afraid to enter the Tetris like maze Beth had created.

“Yes,” she said as she pulled herself up.

Then he caught a glimpse of the crest of her ass right before the sweater dropped to her thick thigh. Sucking in his lips, he felt his hands tingle imagining the feel of it again. Tasting his way from the back of her knee around front as he worked his way to her core. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Reana Malori

Reana Malori writes Contemporary novels focusing on Multicultural / Interracial Romance. She firmly believes that love in all its forms should be celebrated and her stories reflect that belief. She hopes to weave stories that pull the reader into her world and helps them to share in her universe, even if only for a short time.

An avid reader since the age of 14, she decided to pursue her passion in 2009 and released her first novella, To Love a Marine. Since then, she has released more than 20 books, to include Weekend Fling, Escape to Heaven, Closer to You and Finding Faith.

When she is not writing, you can most often find her enjoying a good book as she is, first and foremost, a romance reader. Reana currently resides in Montclair, Virginia with her husband and two sons who keep her busy laughing, having fun, and making sure she doesn’t take herself too seriously.

Michel Prince

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes new adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling "It's my turn damn it!!!" She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.



  1. Name six features a good YA romance novel absolutely has to have.

  2. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. Great incite on co-authoring! I'm looking forward to seeing what you two came up with in this one :)

  4. What is the best book that you have read recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  5. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  6. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and look forward to checking this book out!

  7. I really enjoyed watching the book trailer! Looks like such an interesting and intriguing read!