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The Divas Pen: Author of Sensual and Dark Romance writing as Sienna Mynx and T.A. Ford

today I'm thankful

Why I’m Thankful…

I woke this morning for the first time in over a week without pain. Why? Well it appears a simple case of the flu developed into full blown pneumonia. For close to a week I have been forced to my bed with high fevers, breathing problems, body chills and the most insufferable muscle aches. The doctors tell me that it may get a little worse before it gets better. Whatever that means? My family has been extremely worried and friends are calling to check on me. I can share with you each day it does get a little better and I will beat this!

Why am I thankful?

I’m thankful for my health!

I’m thankful for the blessings of family and wonderful friends that keep me grounded and encouraged!

I’m thankful because at 43 I have seen my dreams materialize. I am an author! Hear me roar! I have grown so much in the past few years within my craft and it’s been because of you. I have so many wonderful blessings in my life.

Due to my illness I have stopped all writing. I have no choice. It pushes back my dates for my book releases. … Read the rest

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_5822066_origHello Mynxers,

It has been awhile since I’ve updated my Vlog. Every time I think to do a video life gets in the way. It is five in the morning and I’ve been writing and researching chapter changes for Amore. The Battaglia story gets more complicated as I delve into new and old character motivations. But the good news is I am in love with my Sicilians once again and it reflects in this book. I wish I could provide sneak peeks and spoilers, but everything in my writing process is raw and changing. I can say that you will see Kei Hyogo’s return in Amore. You will see Mirabella’s strengths since you’ve learned so much in the past books about her weaknesses. You will learn Carlo’s history and why he is the man he is. Lorenzo and Marietta will be tested, as will Catalina’s commitment to her new life in fashion versus her love for Dominic. I will share with you that 2015 promises to bring so much from the Battaglias and me!

Have a great and happy holiday!
Gobble! Gobble!

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MEEEEE

This year I won the IR Romance Author Award from B.R.A.B. I am so excited and humbled by this honor. B.R.A.B. (Building Relationships Around Books) is one of the best book club out there supporting authors of color for their achievements. My award is for La Famiglia and it’s such an inspiration since I am currently buried in the Battaglia world with Amore. I want to thank them again on my site and with you. Book Clubs who uplift authors achievements remind us authors why we do what we do. For you!

Hugs!
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Someone to Watch Over Me is here!

The readers have spoken. Many of you have shared with me how thrilling this novella was for you. Thanks again for the outpouring of support. The character “Brick” was not my typical handsome hero. Though I write bad boys often, most are the cookie cutter alpha male Sienna Mynx formula that portrays them as both beautiful and fearsome. Brick was not the leader of the pack. He was a man seeking redemption. A man who spent most of his life in the system and now tried to work within it. Brick was not handsome by the conventional standards. But he had a sex appeal that could not be missed. And from the first page to the last you felt his desire and obsession with KaeCee. Did you believe it? Is there a such thing as instant attraction. And can the thrill of danger be the most satisfying aphrodisiac?

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Sex was the least of it. Like my mafia series the chase and triumph is what endears my bad boys to readers. Yes, this is fiction and I have been known to exaggerate. However, there was something that felt authentic when I wrote the story Read the rest

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Dear Reader,

Today I opened an email from you where you referred to me an unethical author because I dare delay the release of Amore the fifth installment in the Battaglia Series. And you also stated you will return books purchased under my name and never buy anything from me again. You sent this via email and also left these comments on my website. At first I was not going to respond. However, since you took the time out to reach out to me I believe I should return the favor.

First and foremost: The Battaglia Series is something that I take very serious. I have done extensive research and I am fully invested in delivering each book. However, this year I have had my share of physical and personal issues that constantly hampered my ability to invest the time in doing so. I work a full time job, take care of an elderly mother and raise two little girls who are not my own. And although I would love to devote every waking moment to writing for my favorite series, my independent book sales do not put enough food on the table for me to do so. As I Read the rest

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