Latrivia Nelson at Republic Coffee

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to share an awesome video that was done at the best coffee spot in Memphis on July 15th, Republic Coffee.  We had been in the discussion for about two hours before this video was taken, so I have on no make-up and I’m pretty tired.  So, look at your own risk!!!

Have a great day,



Drop Date Pushed Back to July 15th Due to Printer

It’s a sad state of affairs for me ladies and gentlemen.  The book is complete, but the hard copy format will not be ready until July 15th.  Please world, do not be angry with me.  I’m working around the clock to provide some benefits in lieu of this horrid blunder.  Last time, the drop date was off by a month and half.  So, I’m happy to report that it’s just ten days later.  For many, it’s ten days too long.  So, I’m offering this:

However, you can still pre-order on my site ( starting tonight or on

Pre-order and you will receive a free PDF copy of the book for you to read until your book arrives.  I made the announcement tonight and have received great feedback from the readers.  Thanks so much for you all who have understood.  And I’m so blessed to have so many supporters. 

The good news is that the book will still be available on Kindle on the 5th!  You can also purchase the PDF format without the hard copy for $5 on  So, if you don’t have a Kindle, like to read at work or home or prefer to laptop or desktop to pick up books, you won’t miss a beat.  For my hardcopy readers, the printer says that it could very well be back next week, but they’ve given me that date to be safe.  So, I’ll keep you updated. 

For all of those who receive the PDF, please send me your thoughts through the blog, facebook and email to let me know what you think ( 

And please Pray for me that I don’t jump off a cliff:-(

Xoxo and all that jazz,


Introducing the Cover of My Newest Book – Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen

Let me be the first to say how proud I am of Kandace Tuggle,  our exclusive designer at RiverHouse Publishing, LLC for her fabulous work on the new cover for the much anticipated Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen book from the Medlov Crime Family Series.  We had a great conference call with the girls a few days back, where I told them that this would be coming.  Now, here it is as promised.

For me, when I see the cover, I know that the entire book is almost complete.  I always save the cover until the end to make sure that it really encompasses what the story is all about – mostly because I tend to deviate.

So, ladies, here it is.  We also have the site (  , Twitter (HisRoyalFlush) and very soon Facebook. I hope  that you all are having a great day.  And don’t forget the drop date of July 5th.  More information will be coming out in the next few days.

Talk to you soon.

Xoxo and all that jazz,

Latrivia S. Nelson


For Dmitry and Royal Medlov, money doesn’t equal happiness.  Forced to leave Memphis, TN and flee to Prague after a brutal mafia war, the couple nestled into the countryside to raise their daughter, Anya, and lead a safe, quiet life.   But when Dmitry’s son, Anatoly, shows up with an offer he can’t refuse, Dmitry is forced to go back to the life he left as boss of the most feared criminal organization in world.  Consequently, the deal could not only destroy the Medlov Crime Family but also Dmitry and Royal.     

 Royal hasn’t been the same since she was attacked three years ago.  Where she used to be a sweet, innocent girl, she’s now a jaded, bitter woman, who can’t be coddled by riches and luxury.  However, a reality check is in store for the pre-Madonna when Anya’s new teacher shows up with her sights set on stealing Dmitry, and Ivan’s old ally shows up with sights on killing him.  Can Royal save them all?  Will she?

With a family in such turmoil, the only way to survive is to stick together.  Read the gripping tale of a marriage strong enough to stand the test of time as Dmitry realizes that he has the best cards in the house as long as has a Royal Flush.

New Dmitry’s Royal Flush Trailer

Hello Everyone,

My entire team is dog tired.  We are 13 days out from the final polishing touches to the book and their completion and after that only 30 days before the drop of Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen.  Take a look at our new trailer for the book and please tell me exactly what you think!!!!

Can’t wait to reveal it to all of you!


Smooth Operator: The Sex Appeal of Dmitry Medlov

Latrivia, why did you create Dmitry in the manner in which you did?” Calee, Jacksonville, FL

Okay. So Dmitry Meldov is a criminal who has served time in a serious Russian prison. He’s a killer who has notches on his belt two times over. He’s fighter with preference for the serrated-edged knife but is not afraid to shoot you at will.   He is tatted up and dressed down.  He’s a crime boss and gun runner.  He’s a global criminal wanted by several countries.  And he’s a serious millionaire. 

These are the things that make him bad. BUT He dresses in only the best suits, and even when he puts on jeans, he tends to heat up a room. He wears a signature cologne that makes women swoon to him, flock to his body and beg him to choose them. He drives the best in Italian and German engineering. He lives in mansions around the country. He is rich, plays violin and has the body of a supersized Michelangelo. Did I mention that he is seven feet tall, blond, blue-eyed and speaks at least two languages.  He’s musclar and sexual but also bright and trully a thinker.

Dmitry is a smooth operator. He knows how to balance his unsavory characteristics with things that no woman could ignore. While developing his character, I did have some help. I turned to the men in my life who were toxic, for lack of a better word. Everything that they said, did, worked towards was about sex, control, money and power. Don’t worry ladies, my husband isn’t included in that number, but I will say that having these men around keeps you grounded. You realize that there is always an angle.

Dmitry had a serious angle and he’d been working it for years. (1) he knew his size was intimidating, (2) he knew his beauty was captivating, (3) he knew his money controlled his environment, (4) he knew his men controlled the underworld, (4) he was brilliant and unafraid, (5) he was daring and unique, (6) he did what he wanted. Of course, it took like six men combined to develop Dmitry and that will be for a later post, but I will tell you that it was exhausting….but well worth it. When you combine all of the things that make a man bad and good together to create a Frankenstein type character, you get perfection. I’m not speaking about my writing skills, I’m simply speaking about the creation. We want men to be beautiful, want them to be virile, want them to be carnal, want them to be rich, powerful and faithful…and we’ll only get all of those things in a book. Dmitry is our guy. Dmitry is your guy. He’s a smooth operator.

New Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen Video

Here’s a sneak peak of Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen video trailer.  The real deal will be ready in early June but this is our first draft.  Hope that you enjoy!!!

The Silent Type: Where Did the Character of Anatoly Come From?

In Dmitry’s Closet, Anatoly was the silent type that many women go for, fall for, love.  He was no more than 6’2”, muscular build, blue-eyed and blonde.  He spoke broken English and said very little regardless of whether or not it was in his native tongue of Russian.  He was a killer, a die-hard businessman and Vor. 

When researching the type of men who have been associated with the mafia or mafiya, the one thing that I continued to see was that the “solider” was always obedient, disciplined and eager for action.  He often held a certain disdain for anything that went contrary to his way of life and held nothing more sacred than the code in which he is bound to in some secret covenant.  

It was very hard to make Anatoly complex, because each time that my fingers stroked the keys of my board, I continued to make him more stoic than I wanted.  Humanizing him was like making the Mona Lisa comical – impossible.  So, I got in my car and drove to the river.  I went inside a local pub that is for the “hard core” guy.  It’s a place that legal criminals dwell and illegal criminals blend.  I won’t name the place, but for many who know the place, you can understand how I would run across my muse for Anatoly there.

I ordered a drink, sat and wrote on a napkin. 

See, where artists draw, writers scribble.  And I scribbled the night away, turning down drinks, paying my way and making a muse from the collage of brilliantly beautiful men who went on about their evening wondering if I could be a cop.   I sat in a corner booth, comfortable with my vantage point and then “he” came in and sat down only a few booths from me.  He was my muse and I could not have been happier.

I wrote quickly and hard, tearing through my napkin on the wooden table.  I kept my breathing calm, even though inside I was like a child in a candy store.  Then I was rudely interrupted.  He came over and asked me what I was doing.  I told him that I was writing.  He bought me a drink.  I showed him my wedding ring.  He laughed but got the picture.  After a short conversation and finally dropping the bomb on him that I was faithful with two children, a husband and mortgage, he left me to capture the moment.

Before bowing out gracefully, he paid for all my drinks and made me tab out.  While he though the gift had been financial, he had actually left me with something far more valuable..  His quite, subtle humanizing grin and his boyish looks.  They took on the life of their own on the paper.  I could translate his beauty into something real, because he was real. 

I dashed home, pulled out my laptop and created the man we call Anatoly.  Quiet.  Beautiful.  Sinister.

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