Monday, March 08, 2010

LaConnie Taylor Jones

Award-winning author, LaConnie Taylor-Jones, a native Memphian, is a health educator consultant and holds advanced degrees in community public health and business administration. The mother of four and resides with her family in Northern California.

For over twenty-five years, Ms. Taylor-Jones has been an avid romance reader. In the summer of 2003 a challenge from her husband made her seize the opportunity to blend her enthusiasm for teaching health, social responsibility and social justice with her love for reading the genre. Her experience as a health educator sparked a multitude of storylines and her romance, which she defines as the spirit of adventure, played a pivotal part in her road to publication. In a little over four years, she’s authored three full-length novels. In 2008, Ms. Taylor-Jones was the recipient of the 2008 Romance Slam Jam Emma Award for Debut Author of the Year for When I’m With You. Ms. Taylor-Jones is an active member of the Contra Costa Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the African American Community Health Advisory Committee, Black Women Organized for Political Action, and the San Francisco Area and Black Diamond chapters of Romance Writers of America.
For more information, visit her online

Tinsel Town is about to learn a few lessons from a Southern doctor with the courage to win the heart of a man who swore no woman ever would

If it doesn’t have a scientific basis, Dr. Laney Olivia Houston doesn’t believe in it —and that includes love at first sight.  But she meets Raphael Baptiste. One encounter is all it takes; and she realizes her life is changed forever.

Jazz musician, Raphael Baptiste is no stranger to women or their beds.  When an illness strikes, his life is thrown into turmoil.  But a quiet Southern belle sees beyond his past and bitterness. She sees a man who could love. . .

 IF I Were Your Woman is a book about imperfection,
 trust and unconditional love.

Welcome LaConnie,

LaConnie is doing a blog tour and I'm one of the lucky authors to participate. If you leave a comment and go to Redrose to purchase LaConnie's book, "If I WERE YOUR WOMAN", you will receive a copy of, "Destination Romance," as a FREE bonus download. Remember that all of the authors, editors and the publisher received no money for Destination Romance. The proceeds have gone and will continue to go to help women fighting AIDS .

LaConnie Taylor-Jones has asked me to put myself in her leading lady’s (Dr. Laney Houston) place in, IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN and respond to this question:

You have just met a man and your relationship with him is like . . . nothing you have experienced before! Without a doubt, you know this man is your soul mate, yet not long into the relationship he learns he has a life-threatening illness. He shares his news with you and even wants to break off the relationship because he may, or may not, survive. What do you do? Do you stay, or do you walk away?

So here goes:

If I were your woman you'd no longer be afraid to admit you're afraid of the unknown, afraid of dying. But baby, from the moment we're born death is inevitable. There is no escaping it. It's what we do in between that counts. My very soul sings when you're near. Now you may chose to lie but I know you feel it too because I feel your soul answering mine.

Don't be afraid to accept my love, it's the balm you've been needing. Aren't you aware that true love dulls any pain, slays all dragons and put a smile on your face? Feel my caress. there it is i felt the flutter in your heart. were you aware that even in your sleep you react to my touch? I love you because I do. My love is not so fleeting a thing that you have to worry about human frailty, silly things like losing your hair, tossing your cookies or being irritable because of the lack of answers. You can let go of the worries for we will put a lifetime of loving in each moment we're here, we'll cherish it all the more, every touch, every breath we'll transmit our DNA and we'll find each other again. But for now let me be your strength I am your gift from God, you are free to love me as I love you for as long as the Creator gives us..

If you enjoy contemporary romances that – make you laugh out loud, tackle sensitive life issues with compassion and grace, and introduce you to passionate couples who make you feel . . . love really does conquer all -- then join me in the celebration of LaConnie Taylor-Jones’ new release, IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN!

For a limited time today --12 NOON – 4 PM EST-- visit LaConnie Taylor-Jones’ website - - to purchase a copy of IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN and  use my promotional code name (DYANNE) to receive a download of my latest ebook, (Destination Romance), absolutely FREE! In addition to receiving a FREE download of my book, your  purchase enters you in a drawing for a FREE Amazon Kindle to be given away on Saturday, March 13, 2010 @ 12 NOON PST/2 PM CST/ 3 PM EST via LaConnie’s official blog website at


Marlive said...

Dyanne sis, may I borrow this line from you? - "Don't be afraid to accept my love, it's the balm you've been needing."

Sis you are so AWESOME and a wonderful writer. Thank you for being apart of the celebration today!

Dyanne said...


This was fun. And yes, you can have the line.


Renee Williams said...

Loved it!!!!

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