New Medlov Crime Family Story Available Now www.latrivianelson.info !!!!


I’ve been promising this book for a few weeks now, but it’s finally live. Ladies and gentlemen, you may now purchase the 65-page short story that begins Dmitry Medlov’s journey to the top on my new website (www.latrivianelson.info). I hope that you enjoy the new site. It has been designed to keep you more in touch with all the wonderful things that we have been working on for your pleasure. Plus, I think it’s sort of sexy. Here’s my thought on all of this. I enjoy writing for you guys because you enjoy reading my work. So, as long as I can figure out a way to send you an amazing story, I will do my best to do just that!

What is the Volume 1 about?

Readers, who have already made themselves familiar with The Medlov Crime Family Series, will experience young Dmitry Medlov before his rise to the top. Released from prison at the age of 18, Dmitry Medlov has 24 hours to assassinate a Ukrainian drug lord and get both he and his brother on a plane to London. After being imprisoned for three years, however, many things have changed. Ivan isn’t a little boy anymore and he’s showing signs of being a sociopath. His ex-girlfriend is engaged and he’s a foot taller. Purchase this 65-page short story designed to begin to answer many questions about American’s favorite Russian crime boss. Only $3. PDF format. Emailed within 5-minutes right to your email.

Log on today!  www.latrivianelson.info

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E-Book Piracy May Change the Future of RiverHouse Publishing’s Releases


Let me vent for a while, ladies, if you don’t mind.  I spent many months, weeks, days, hours on my work.  So, it pains me to no end when I see that readers purchase my book and then post it on illegal forums, even against 17 U.S.C. § 512 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).  Why a person would want to first pirate another person’s personal work, then pawn if off for free.  Needless to say, I’ve already contacted the FBI and my lawyers.  This upsets me very much and provides to me the understanding of that double-edged sword of technology.  While I have loved the Kindle, Nook and PDF capabilities, I’m not sure that it’s worth being the victim of other people’s inconsiderate and costly behavior. 

What are your thoughts? Have any of you ever experienced this with your own work or have you ever pirated? 

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Latrivia

Great Review from The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers for Dmitry’s Closet


Date Reviewed:  Jun 14, 2010

 

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Paula Henderson is an IT Manager with a book addiction.  She is the mother of three children and resides in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Copyright 2001-2008 – RAWSISTAZLiterary Group

 

DMITRY’S CLOSET is the story of a hard-hearted crime lord who falls for a recent college graduate.  When Dmitry Medlov first met Royal Stone, she was searching for a job.  The attraction between the two is instant and Dmitry is so intrigued, he hires her to manage his new clothing store named Dmitry’s Closet.  Royal is surprised at the opportunity and salary, especially from such a gorgeous man.  As they work closely together, a relationship blossoms.  What Royal does not know is Dmitry is head of a Russian Mafia and there are enemies trying to destroy his empire. 

One of his staunchest rivals is his equally handsome brother Ivan.  Although Dmitry raised Ivan, he is jealous of the empire his older brother has amassed, so he comes to Memphis with plans to destroy him.  There is disloyalty in the Medlov camp, undercover officers all around and federal agents all waiting to take them down.  The challenge for Dmitry is determining who can be trusted, staying ahead of his younger brother and keeping his world a secret from Royal.

DMITRY’S CLOSET contains intrigue, action and romance.  At the beginning of the novel, I was not quite sure I would be drawn in, but after the first few chapters, I became fully engaged in by the chemistry between Royal and Dmitry.  Although they were an interracial couple, there was no emphasis put on this, which I enjoyed because that should not be a factor.  Royal’s innocence and naiveté coupled with Dmitry’s brusque behavior was like fire and ice.  The drama that ensued continued to engage me to the very end.  The plot took me from the street of Memphis to New York during fashion week, from Russia during the holidays and eventually to Prague.  Complex characters, settings, and concepts kept me on my toes.  I would recommend this one for those who like a romance tale with depth.

 

Reviewed by Paula Henderson
of The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers

Website:  http://www.latrivianelson.com

Danielle’s Review of Dmitry’s Closet Rating: 5 stars


I received this wonderful review of Dmitry’s Closet today, and it really moved me.  I know I like her without even meeting her.  She loves Russians.  If you have time, ladies, check out this review and her blog. 

Happy 4th!

Latrivia

Danielle’s Review of Dmitry’s Closet Rating: 5 stars

Note to the author: Ms. Nelson, I am in awe. How did you know I wanted to read a book like this? Maybe we are on the same wavelength here. You see, I have a thing for Russian guys. It developed slowly over time, and this book has not helped me get over my fixation. Now, I think I will be much, much worse. But the thing is, how many books after this one will have a hero like Dmitry Medlov? I don’t care that he’s seven foot tall. He didn’t need to be a giant to be larger than life in my mind. It was the sheer force of his personality, the many textures to him. He is an utterly ruthless crime boss, but he is a gentle, adoring lover and friend to Royal. How did you conceive of this man? Well, you did such a great job here. This book: It was so many things. I love a book that gives me a seven course dinner in one story. This was a beautiful love story, and an intricate crime drama. And I don’t even like crime dramas! I love how it started out as a glittering fairy tale. A girl meets her prince who saves her and sweeps her off her feet. Their love is perfect and pure. And then, the pages turn, and you see the other side. You see how Dmitry is a man that is feared by many, and for good reason. I was riveted to the page. I couldn’t believe how well Ms. Nelson integrated these two. Her portrayal of this Russian mafia gang was so intricate, I completely believed what I was reading. I do have to admit, I couldn’t understand how Royal didn’t see what Dmitry was. But, as my sister suggested (when I was gushing about the book to her), and as it is soon revealed, she trusted Dmitry implicitly. She loved him with all the power of her innocent heart. She didn’t believe he could ever hide such a thing from her. Yet, even though Dmitry kept such a massive secret from Royal, he never lost my sympathy. You see, Dmitry was who he was. He wanted to be a different man for Royal, and he was. He was the sweetest guy to her, a dream lover. He didn’t lie to her or do her wrong. He just didn’t tell her everything. I’m not into all the bling and the designer clothes. There’s a lot of that in this book. Dmitry pulls out all the stops. I mean, he showers Royal with all the material things her heart could desire. Reading Ms. JR Ward really helped me to be somewhat immune to designer name-dropping, and it was part of the scenery here, so it wasn’t terribly off-putting. Royal had a queen’s equivalent of jewels and ice, and all the fancy clothes she could want. She liked that, but what she really loved was Dmitry. He was her family, her home, her present, and her future. This book really made me think about shades of gray. If someone told me Dmitry was a bad man, I couldn’t argue with that. But, at the same time, I would attest that he is a good man. What makes a person good? What makes a person bad? It’s hard to say, and we would all have different answers. It was interesting how Dmitry saw Royal as a sweet innocent, even though she told him her deepest, darkest secret, which is not so innocent. Dmitry loved Royal so much, cared for her so well, that I couldn’t see him as a bad man. He protected his men and made sacrifices to see that they could have good lives. He was a good father to his son. And he had limits about what he’d do to make money. For me, that made him a better person than some men who have less shady jobs than his. It’s a dicey thing to hold others in judgment. This book gave me some food for thought when it comes to that. I firmly believe in the scripture that says, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” And, as I read this book, I could see a lot of people making choices that could easily be judged, but I had to look at why they did what they did, and not that they did it. Because, in the end, we are all just humans. Some of us do more bad deeds than others. But, we’re all human beings, with all the accompanying failings. As for Royal and Dmitry, I could really believe in their love. Even when things started coming down around them. The scene where she confronts Dmitry was very powerful. I felt like the world was ending. I didn’t want to believe that anything could come between these two lovers. My heart stopped at the thought. And things just get worse. But, Ms. Nelson doesn’t let me down. The fairy tale essence of this story holds true. And here’s the thing about fairy tales: the young maiden always suffers. She has to be strong and persevere to get her happy ending. She might lose a lot along the way, but her love with her handsome prince will stand the test of time. That’s what I believe about Royal and Dmitry. My heart is still stuttering as I have just read the first chapter for the next book, Dmitry’s Royal Flush: Rise of the Queen. Of course, I will have to read this sequel, holding my breath the hold time, most likely. Until then, I can only hope that the future holds much joy for this couple. I think they have earned it. Just a warning: There are some editing issues, but I didn’t take off points for that. Danielle Hill aka Oak Goblinfrost “I would hold you up. I will ever hold you up and hold you dear, lover mine.” — J.R. Ward

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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 (www.latrivianelson.com) starting tonight or on www.dmitrysroyalflush.com

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 www.dmitrysroyalflush.com.  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 (Latrivia@LatriviaNelson.com). 

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

Xoxo and all that jazz,

Latrivia

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!

Latrivia

The Anatomy of Dmitry Medlov: Discussing the Boss


I have received about six emails from women who have read the book and are amazed at the anatomy of Dmitry Medlov. One woman, Carol Kriger, has asked me to (1) breakdown his body type for her from the author’s perspective. This sounded fun, so I agreed. She also asked me to (2) tell her where my motivation for his character came from and how I arrived at a seven foot mob boss. This part is a little more complicated, but I will give my best answer.
Answer 1: Dmitry Medlov is seven feet tall, blonde, extremely muscular (athletic muscular, not bodybuilder muscular), striking blue eyes, a wide smile, strong features – chiseled chin, wide set eyes, etc. He has a baritone voice, a thick Russian accent, tons of tattoos, wears mostly tailored suits, wears a strange, sexy cologne that reminds you of sandalwood and worst of all he has serious swagger.
He hardly ever raises his voice, only likes fine living, loves caviar, borscht and vodka. He grew up in the streets and raised his only brother. So, he’s rough around the edges but through time has learned to be more refined. He plays the guitar, reads excessively, enjoys quiet nights alone, spoils his lovers and has a bad habit of staring his opponent down.
Now, I don’t know about you, but this kind of man is hardly ordinary. So, he stands out. I imagine he has stood out his entire life as an alpha male who is beautiful, capable and legendary.
Answer 2: I am really into the heroine being saved by the hero. I know that we are strong independent woman of the twenty-first century. I am definitely one. However, I still like the chivalrous man, who exerts a little force and knows when to be very gentle. Unfortunately, I know more fumbling bumbling men then I do true gents. So, my small arsenal of alpha men with the “proper breeding” are natural resources that I lean on for most of my insight. I use my “natural resources”, my imagination and my public sightings to help me build the perfect man for my stories.
My husband is into tats; a good friend of mine gives me some Russian insight; I once dated a guy who was 6’7”. It was a very short romance, but it’s still a friendship that allows me to marvel at him from a far. I’ve met and know my fair share of true bad boys on both sides of the law, and I have quite a few “international friends.” So there you go. All answers answered in a nutshell.

XoXo and all that jazz,

Latrivia S. Nelson

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