Connecting My Many Blogs: Picking One Place To Post Everything

russian-mafiaI have a small shop; I’ll admit it. But I listen to each and every suggestion with a serious ear.  Lately, I’ve been getting emails from readers wanting several things (1) one website (2) one blog (3) fan page on Facebook.


Great news is that I’m working on each one of those items.  Bad news is that it’s going to take me at least a month to get it all done.  However, you can’t eat an elephant in one big bite…you know that whole saying.  So, the first step that I’m taking to streamline everything so that you don’t have to run all over the Internet looking for me is our blog.
In the past, I’ve found that not all readers are created equal. Some like to talk about the Medlov family and some like to talk about The Lonely Heart Series and others like to Ivy & Nicola.  So to keep the discussions separate, I always started a new blog for a new book.  However, now that the books have become 15 in total, then I think I need to bring us all together.  Power in numbers, right?


So that’s exactly what I’m doing.  Starting today, all blogs will be posted on one site.   This will allow us the opportunity to keep all conversations together and maybe even provide more insight.  Now, I will not deactivate old blogs, because your previous shares on there and they are priceless, especially comments from  our late, great Rhonda Scales.


I hope that this new move brings us all closer together to share and be merry.
XoXo and all that jazz,
Latrivia S. Nelson



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,


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!


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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