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FORBIDDEN PROMISES by Synithia Williams #newrelease #romance #amreading

Happy release day to author Synithia Williams! Check out her latest – FORBIDDEN PROMISES!


What do you do when you want the one person you can never have?

Get in and get out. That was India Robidoux’s plan for this family visit. But when her brother needs her help with his high-profile political campaign, India has no choice but to stay and face the one man she’s been running from for years—Travis, her sister’s ex-husband. One hot summer night when Travis was still free, they celebrated her birthday with whiskey and an unforgettable kiss. The memory is as strong as ever—and so are the feelings she’s tried so hard to forget.

Travis Strickland owes everything to the Robidoux family. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do for them—his divorce could never change that. Still, he has one regret. Impulsive and passionate, India always understood him better than anyone else. And the longer they work together on the campaign, the more torn he is. Coming between her and her sister is out of the question. But how can he let love pass him by a second time?

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Don’t forget to check out The Promise of a Kiss the prequel to Forbidden Promises.



They’ve worked together for years. But one weekend away will change everything…

Dominic Ferrell is the ultimate fixer. If a problem has to disappear, Dominic is the one to call. So when senatorial candidate Byron Robidoux needs help tracking down a woman from his past, Dominic can’t resist taking the job and enlisting the best PI he knows to help. It’s an open-and-shut case…or at least it was supposed to be.

From the moment Dominic walks into her office, six feet of cool, confident, magnetism, Jeanette knows she’s in for some delicious trouble. He may want to approach the woman they’re hired to find on his own, but Jeanette has a hunch about this case—and she’s never ever wrong. They either finish this together…or not at all.

What begins as a simple work trip soon turns into something far more fun—and more complicated. And as the sparks between them ignite, nothing will ever be the same. But will Dominic and Jeanette get burned?

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Synithia Williams has been an avid romance novel lover since picking up her first one at the age of thirteen. It was only natural that she would begin penning her own romances soon after. She’s a native of South Carolina and now writes romances as hot as their southern settings. She’s published over fifteen, novels since 2012. Her seventh book, Making it Real, was listed as one of the Must Read Romances of 2015 in USA Today. Her second release with Harlequin Kimani, A Malibu Kind of Romance was a 2017 RITA® finalist and she’s a two time African American Literary Award Show nominee in Romance. Synithia is married to her own personal hero and they have two sons who’ve convinced her that professional wrestling and superheroes are supreme entertainment. You can learn more about Synithia by visiting her website,, where she blogs about writing, life and relationships.

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February 25, 2020 Posted by | Blog Guest | , , | Comments Off on FORBIDDEN PROMISES by Synithia Williams #newrelease #romance #amreading

Save the Dates!


If you’re in the area, join me at:

Southern Girls Sip & Read in West Columbia, SC on Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 2pm -6pm!

Attending authors:

  • Sharon C. Cooper
  • Kianna Alexander
  • Cheris Hodges
  • Deborah Fletcher Mello
  • Synithia Williams
  • Tasha L. Harrison

What to expect:

  • Book Reading
  • Wine Tasting
  • Question & Answer Session
  • Light refreshments

I’d love to see you there! For more information and tickets click here.

Also, if you’re in the Vegas area, join me at:

A.C. Aruthur’s On the Road 6th Reader Appreciation Event November 8-10, 2018!

I will be a featured author at A.C. Arthur’s reader’s event in Las Vegas this year – November 8-10, 2018! Not only is this a fun city to hang out in, but the action packed weekend is guaranteed to be a blast! The event will include: a mega author book signing, breakfast bingo, and a Casino Royale costume party – to name a few.

Attending authors:

  • Sharon C. Cooper
  • A.C. Arthur
  • Monica Richardson
  • Siera London
  • Altonya Washington
  • Deborah Mello
  • Sheryl Lister
  • Electa Rome Parks
  • And more!

I’d love to see you there too! For registration and additional details, visit

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Making it Real by Synithia Williams

Hi All,

One of my favorite Synithia Williams books is on sale now for $0.99! Get your copy of MAKING IT REAL today. Sale ends on March 14th!

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After five years in prison, Kareem Henderson is starting his life over. Though business is good at his barbershop, his goal is to open a high-end gentlemen’s salon. But the road back is rough, and he needs connections in the society he once snubbed to make his dream a reality. He just never expected his second chance to come from the sexy female barber he hired last year.

Patrice “Neecie” Baldwin escaped the pressure of being the perfect daughter in one of North Carolina’s most prestigious families to live life on her own. When family responsibilities call her home, she fears going back will expose her to the pressures that nearly ruined her. Neecie needs a shield, and tall, handsome, bad boy Kareem seems impenetrable. So she offers him a deal: If he’ll pretend to be her fiance, she’ll introduce him to all of her well-connected relatives.

But the more time they spend together, the more the irresistible attraction between them builds. They’re from such different worlds, but can this fake relationship make the cut and become something very real?

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Synithia Williams has been an avid romance novel lover since picking up her first one at the age of thirteen. It was only natural that she would begin penning her own romances soon after. She’s a native of South Carolina and now writes romances as hot as their southern settings. Her first novel, You Can’t Plan Love, was published by Crimson Romance in the summer of 2012. She’s written and published eight, novels since including her popular Southern Love and Henderson Family Series. Her seventh book, Making it Real, was listed as one of the Must Read Romances of 2015 in USA Today. Her first release with Harlequin Kimani, A New York Kind of Love, released in January 2016. She’s married to her own personal hero and they have two sons who’ve convinced her that professional wrestling and superheroes are supreme entertainment. You can learn more about Synithia by visiting her website,, where she blogs about writing, life and relationships.

Find Synithia Online:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Pinterest


March 7, 2016 Posted by | Blog Guest | , , , | Comments Off on Making it Real by Synithia Williams

Show Me How To Love

It’s always a pleasure having my author friend Synithia Williams stop by my blog! Today she’s introducing her new release – SHOW ME HOW TO LOVE. Check it out!

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April 10, 2015 Posted by | Guest Post | , | 4 Comments

Check it out – Just My Type

Please join me in welcoming back my author friend, Synithia Williams, to my blog!! Synithia has a new release, JUST MY TYPE, and she’s sharing a few details about the story and her exciting new series! Take it away Synithia!


By: Synithia Williams

Hi, Sharon! Thank you so much for featuring Just My Type on your blog today! It’s the start of a new series – the Henderson Family. There are three brothers and, Janiyah, the heroine in Just My Type, who’s the only girl and the baby. I really had fun writing Janiyah’s story. In the beginning, you see her completely in the role of darling little girl. But she quickly realizes that her indulgence in being the baby has resulted in her family wondering how responsible she really is. As she sets out to prove to them she doesn’t need them to look after her, she seeks the help of her brother’s best friend, Fredrick Jenkins, the man she’s been crazy about since she was seventeen.

I like Janiyah because she isn’t afraid to go after what she wants, and when she learns that Fredrick wants her, she sets out to prove to him that they’re perfect together. She’s a fun, sexy, confident character that I hope readers will connect with and enjoy watching her and Fredrick fall in love.

Here’s Just My Type:

Just my type



Janiyah Henderson may be an adult, but her dad doesn’t see it that way. Granted, she’s enjoying her post-college life of little-to-no responsibility, but when her dad announces at a family meeting that she can’t handle working a “real job”, there’s only one thing to do: land a desk job and prove him wrong. When her brother’s best friend, Fredrick Jenkins, needs a new assistant, she knows she’s the perfect candidate. So what if she’s had a crush on the conservative accountant since she was nine? She’s the last woman Freddy would fall for.

But Fredrick is far from impervious to Janiyah’s charms. Though he can’t help but be attracted to her, he knows Janiyah is more interested in eating his cereal and teasing him than viewing him as more than the good guy next door. When he offers her the job, he can’t imagine her giving up her late mornings and colorful outfits for 8:00 a.m. meetings and pantyhose for too long. But as Janiyah excels as his employee, he fears he’s in danger of falling hard for a woman he shouldn’t care for.

Pretty soon the attraction they’ve tried to ignore boils to the surface. And after Fredrick shows Janiyah the man behind the numbers, she’s ready to show him that she’s just the type of woman he needs.


Janiyah tossed the dress on the bed, still covered in the pink and green comforter she’d had as a teenager, and crossed the room to the adjoining bathroom. There was a knock on the bedroom door soon after she took her clothes off in the bathroom.

“Janiyah, hurry up, your father is waiting,” her mom’s voice called.

“I’ll only be a minute,” she called from the bathroom.

“I don’t understand you kids. Your dad calls a family meeting and none of you are showing any type of interest.”

With a sigh, Janiyah hurried to get dressed. She opened the door and met her mom’s frustrated gaze. “I’ve just got to put on makeup.”

Loretta Henderson looked regal in a deep purple wrap shirt and black slacks. The frown on Janiyah’s mom’s heart-shaped face didn’t take away from her poise and beauty. The complete opposite of Janiyah, Loretta was rarely ruffled, arranged tasteful dinner parties, and remembered to send a thank you card to the mail man at Christmas.

Her mom’s expression became pensive. “Do you have another date?”

“No, I’m meeting Liz for a party.”

Her mom didn’t relax. “Well, that’s not much better.”

“You see, most mothers want their daughters to date.” She came out of the bathroom and grabbed her makeup bag off the bed.

“I would if I thought you were doing it seriously and not for fun.”

“I’m not dating for fun. There’s nothing wrong with going to dinner or a movie with an interesting guy when he asks,” Janiyah said, though she’d repeated this to her mom a hundred times. “Besides, casual dating does not mean casual sex.”

“Oh, Janiyah, please,” Loretta said, waving her hands as if to shoo the words away.

“Well, it’s true. You’ll be happy to know most guys don’t make it past one date.”

“Maybe they would, if you dated some really nice guys,” Loretta said. “Like that music teacher. I liked him, but all of a sudden he was out of the picture.”

“Out of the picture because he thought I was only good for one thing.” You’re a joke, Janiyah. The words he’d uttered right before they broke up played in her mind. She pushed them aside.

Loretta grunted and scowled. “To hell with him then.”

Janiyah grinned and kissed her mother’s cheek. Loretta didn’t play when it came to someone disrespecting her kids. “My words exactly.”

“Enough of this,” Loretta said, effectively changing the conversation away from Janiyah’s dating life. “I’d better see you heading down those stairs in five minutes.

Janiyah hurried back into the bathroom. “I’ll be there in four. Promise.”

Her mom’s “What am I going to do with you?” came through the door.

“Love me,” she called back.

Fifteen minutes later, she’d put on makeup, teased the riot of curls she’d forced her shoulder length hair into, and donned her dress. When she came downstairs, her dad was pacing the length of the family room. Kareem still sketched, David was checking his watch, and Aaron tapped his finger on his cell phone.

“Ready to grace us with your presence?” her mom said with a raised eyebrow.

Janiyah smiled and walked over to lean against the edge of the couch Aaron sat on. “I told you to get started.”

“What are you dressed up for?” Aaron asked.

“The young professionals mixer.”

“And you’re wearing a red dress?” She couldn’t tell if there was admiration or disbelief in his voice. She decided to go with admiration.

Janiyah straightened and brushed the edges of her outfit. The off shoulder cotton dress fit her upper body like a glove and flared out into a mini skirt. The instant she’d seen it at a consignment store the week before she knew she had to buy it.

“Red is bold,” she said.

“And bright,” David said from across the room.

Her dad held up his hands. “That’s enough. I didn’t call you all here to waste time talking about Janiyah’s dress.”

“Do you like my dress, Daddy?”

“You shouldn’t wear red to a professional event,” he said.

Not surprising. Roger was old school through and through. To him, work meant getting up every day and going to an actual location. Which meant he thought Janiyah’s job as a virtual assistant was a real as Super Mario’s Mushroom Kingdom.


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About the author:

Synithia Williams has loved romance novels since reading her first one at the age of 13. It was only natural that she would begin penning her own romances soon after. When she isn’t writing, this local government gal balances the needs of her husband and two sons. Find Synithia Williams, on Facebook at, and on Twitter @SynithiaW.

June 16, 2014 Posted by | Blog Guest | , | 2 Comments

Special Guest – Synithia Williams

It is with great pleasure that I introduce an author friend of mine and my special guest – Synithia Williams! Synithia is the author of You Can’t Plan Love, and Worth the Wait (her latest title). So, let’s get started.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself, Synithia.

I’ve loved reading romance novels since I was 13 years old. I hand wrote my first romances in high school, but didn’t take my writing seriously at the time. I concentrated on college, then work, then marriage, then having kids. It wasn’t until 2010 that I decided to try to turn writing from a hobby into a potential career. I consider writing my part-time job. Full-time, I work on sustainability initiatives in the Midlands of South Carolina.

What is your writing process? Do you outline, fly by the seat of your pants or a combination of both?

My writing process keeps evolving. I started by just flying by the seat of my pants, then I tried outlining my stories, but could never stick with the outline. I recently read a book on screenwriting called Save the Cat and one thing it mentioned was starting out with defining what your story is about. My current work in progress is following this idea. I’ve figured out what my story is about, and am flying by the seat of my pants writing it with a very rough outline.

Lol! Way to use all of the writing processes, Synithia!

Okay, I know you’re not supposed to show favoritism but who’s been your favorite character to write?

I liked writing my men: Malcolm and Jared. I don’t know what it says about me, but I love figuring out what makes them tick, why they fight falling in love and finally getting them in bed.

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?

I have several, but none set in stone. My critique partners have changed with each book I write due to schedule changes. I have used the same beta readers to give me feedback. I wish I had one steady critique partner though.

What is in your To Read Pile that you are dying to start or upcoming release you can’t wait for?

I’m working my way through J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood Series (thanks to author Chicki Brown putting me onto them). I put them on hold at the library and get so excited when I get the message saying the next in the series is ready.

So tell us about your latest story, Worth the Wait.

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After Tasha Smith is dumped yet again because of her virginity, she decides it’s time to stop saving herself for marriage and start dating like women in the twenty-first century. She sets out to find a man rumored to be good enough in bed to relieve her of the nuisance, but discreet enough to keep her request a secret. Jared Patterson seems like the perfect candidate. Yet after one searing kiss, she wonders if she’ll escape the night unscathed.

Jared’s job as a successful fitness instructor and entrepreneur has helped him keep a string of meaningless relationships from the east to the west coast. After learning the hard way that women can’t be trusted, he has no qualms going from one sex only relationship to the next. Although Tasha is one of the few types of women he avoids—a good girl—the man in him can’t turn down her tempting offer.

What starts out as a onetime thing quickly turns into an affair neither want to stop. But when an unexpected situation drastically alters their relationship, it leaves them both asking if it was Worth the Wait.

What was your inspiration behind this book?

The idea for the book came from two separate thoughts. When I wrote my first novel, You Can’t Plan Love, I knew I wanted to give Jared his own story. He was so against settling down and I tried to think of what type of woman would make him commit. Of course opposites attract and you can’t get more opposite of promiscuous than virginal. Then I wondered what it would be like to date nowadays if you’re saving yourself for marriage. That’s a lot of pressure to put on a guy after a few dates. “Sorry, no sex unless you put a ring on it.” Voilà, the idea for my story was made.

If you were going to cast the characters of your book, what actors would get the part?

Oh man, I should know this. Hmmm, I really like Dolvett Quince who did Season 12 of the Biggest Loser, only with a different voice. Tasha would be…Cree Summer when she played Freddy in A Different World in the early seasons.

Here’s a brief excerpt from Worth the Wait

Tasha’s attention went back to the bed. It couldn’t be ignored. She walked over to it. At five feet four inches she considered herself average height, but she would need a stepstool to get on it. How many women had he slept with in that bed? Probably dozens. The thought excited her. She wanted to experience what other women had with him, and she wanted it in that bed. She ran her hands along the smooth comforter and closed her eyes, imagining herself naked, sliding on the sheets.

“Do you like my bed?”

She snatched her hands away as if she’d been burned. She turned to the closet where Jared stood, watching her. He’d put on a loose fitting pair of jeans and a black shirt he hadn’t buttoned. His feet were still bare. She definitely liked what she saw.

“It’s a nice bed. Is this where we’ll…” Although she knew what she asked she couldn’t say the words.

He walked over, placing his hands on the bed and trapping her between it and him. The heat from his body radiated toward her. Time seemed to freeze as the force of her attraction buzzed within her. If she was going to do this she couldn’t be a ninny. She hesitated, before lifting her hands and placing them on his chest. His skin was surprisingly soft over the hard muscles underneath. He flexed his pecs and she jerked. Her pinky finger accidentally flicking over his flat nipple and his breathing pick up.

He lightly ran a finger down her cheek. “My plan was to wait, but you’re making it very difficult.”

Tasha shivered as he gently traced her earlobe. “How?”

“Because right now all I want to do is take your clothes off, throw you on that bed, and get deep inside you.”

Oh, God, what am I doing? Despite her fear she said, “Then…then do it.”

Buy links:

Amazon        Crimson Romance 

Whew! Great excerpt, Synithia! I can’t wait to read the rest of the story!

Let’s show Synithia some love by not only leaving her a comment, but by also purchasing her latest novel – Worth the Wait

By the way, Synithia, how can readers connect with you? 

Through my website:



Lastly, anyone who leaves a comment on this post today will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an electronic copy of Synithia’s debut novel – You Can’t Plan Love!

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Synithia, thanks so much for sharing a little bit about yourself! I wish you much success in your writing career!

January 9, 2013 Posted by | Special Guest - Interviews | , , | 13 Comments