Afton Locke Newsletter #23
September 2018

It's sad when summer ends because my favorite thing is to sit outside under a tree and read a book. Needless to say, I don't get much cooking done. I love BBQ and picnic food. With the juicer I got for Christmas last year plus mint from my herb garden, I made cocktails like mojitos.

To keep up the heat, I released Jamaican Vibration, sequel to Jamaican Temptation.
We'll also take a look at Xlya Turner's latest release...


New Release

Jamaican Vibration
contemporary m/f/m menage romance

Coffee, tea, or....three?


Having grown up in foster care, Latasha looks forward to a stable happily-ever-after with K.C., her Jamaican boyfriend. But his band, Caribbean Climax, is flat broke. When Jonathan Lance, CEO of Third Mountain Coffee, propositions her for one paid night of ecstasy, she does it for her and K.C.’s future.

Jonathan has admired Latasha from afar since the day he met her, but his company comes first. His father, who controls part of it, would never approve of an interracial relationship. After the business transaction, however, emotional ties remain, and Latasha is torn between two men who differ in every way.

And when the unthinkable happens, will her choice be easier—or impossible?


“Would losing your precious company really be the end of the world?” She crossed her arms. “Couldn’t you work for someone else? Over half the people on this island would be happy to have a regular job. Including me.”

He rubbed the bridge of his nose. “You’re right. Latasha, I’m sorry.”

“If you’re so uptight about the interracial thing, why did you enter into a relationship with K.C. and me? A ménage would really freak the old man out. Am I wrong?”

“I don’t know. It just felt easy. Less pressure on me. Safer than a one-on-one relationship.”

She huffed out a breath. “Safer? That’s funny. I don’t feel safe at all. I’ve got two men, and today I find out neither one really wants me because of their precious careers.”

Their server appeared. “Would you care for some dessert?”

“No, thank you,” she replied, standing so abruptly she bumped the table. “I’ve lost my appetite.”

The waiter laid down the check and scurried off as if sensing trouble.

Jonathan stood, too, and placed a restraining hand on her arm. “Latasha, calm down. Please don’t make a scene.”

“Don’t worry,” she said in a low voice. “I wouldn’t dream of staining your precious white reputation.”

After Jonathan paid the check, she managed to leave the restaurant with dignity. It would be the last time she ever shared a meal with mister white supremacist.

“Take me home,” she said when they reached his SUV.

He opened the door for her. “I thought we’d go to my place for a while. You can even spend the night if you want.”

She hopped onto the leather seat, which felt softer than melted butter against her thighs. “Why? So you can enjoy my body in private and tell your father I’m just a hired hand?”

He closed her door and got in on the driver’s side. “Latasha, be reasonable. Making love is a private act. It would be good for us to try it without K.C.”

“K.C.,” she spat. “He’s probably doing some groupie right now. You know what? I hate both of you.”

“Do you, now?” He chuckled as he set his key fob on the center console. “Then show me.”

She glanced over at him. “What do you mean?”

“You’re right. I’m a selfish bastard, just like my father. Show me how much you hate me.”

He breathed hard, fogging the windows, which were already privacy tinted and spotted with rain. She replied by gripping the lapel of his jacket and squeezing until it crumpled in her fist.

“You’re ruining my suit,” he said, not sounding put out about it at all.

“To hell your suit, and your precious money.” She gave it a tug, which pulled his face closer to hers.

While rain tapped the windshield, his gaze bored into hers—igniting her from limb to limb. She kissed the mouth that had been so serious and grim all evening. She kissed it hard. Until her own lips crushed against her teeth from the pressure.

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See the web page for links, excerpts, and more.

And if you haven't read the prequel, Jamaican Temptation:

Kyra wants a vacation fling with a hot reggae musician. Justin is on a spiritual path to celibacy. Can they resist Jamaican temptation?

  Excerpts   Amazon   iBooks   Nook  



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Xyla Turner's Lady Guardians

Xyla Turner just released Lady Guardians: Justice!

Eva aka Justice
As the National President of the Lady Guardians Chapter, I have no choice but to be fierce, loyal and protective. It’s in my nature and essentially a part of my makeup. A lawyer by day and biker by night, I enjoy the feel of the road, the sisterhood of my club and the support from the National Legion of Guardians. What I don’t appreciate is some nosey lawyer coming to our compound, requesting my presence and making me recognize him. Then he shows up on my job with the offer of a lifetime. He’s got to go because the promises that he swears by are getting more enticing.

Alaric I’m a Pennsylvania District Attorney and I don’t take no for an answer. Especially when the spirited woman reams into my colleague and ignored me as if I don’t exist. I wouldn’t stand for that and if I had to track her down at her place of business, I would. Well, I did. There, she can’t ignore me. And she won’t because I won’t let her.

This IR/BWWM novel is raw, yet sexy and an HEA. For a limited time only, check out bonus material in the back with a chapter from Ride for Free.

Sneak Peak of Chapter 1 and promo video
Buy Now: Amazon

Don't miss this exciting addition to Xyla's World.

Xyla Turner is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning romance author. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and is a dedicated educator. Outside of reading, Xyla likes to spend time with her family and travel as much as her schedule permits. Xyla is a member of Romance Writers of America, the New York and Cultural, Interracial, Multicultural Chapter. She is also the founder of Author Go. Join the movement: Xyla has teamed up with Author Siera London to host a podcast, called Women on Words. If you want to join Xyla World, simply go to or download the Xyla World App on iPhones & Android devices.
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Interracial Romance Author's Expo (IRAE) 2018 was in St. Pete Beach, FL, last May. I have so much fun doing the lip sync!


I also stayed at an inn, in the town that inspired Oyster Harbor, for a weekend getaway. While sitting on the porch, I realized: This looks like Caleb's house from Plucking the Pearl!


Coming Soon

  • Oyster Harbor: Thelma's Song
  • Jamaican (TBD)
  • another menage? yeah, probably...
Afton Locke is a USA Today Bestselling Author who prefers romantic fantasies to everyday reality. Fantasies take her to different times, races, places, and beyond. She lives with her husband, several unnamed dust bunnies, and a black cat that can be scary or cuddly, depending on the current book. When she’s not writing, Afton enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and watching retro T.V.

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