Exclusive…For Real

AlTonya Exclusives is not a new phrase for those of you who have been checking out my indie titles since the early days. Chances are, you’ve seen it listed on the very last page of whatever book you’ve read. Whether you’re a new reader or part of my long term bunch, AlTonya Exclusives is about…

Cover Reveal Feast of Fantasy

Happy Thursday Everyone! It’s another cover reveal Thursday. Today: Feast of Fantasy. About The Story… It ​was supposed to be an expose alleging sexual harassment at one of the world’s most prestigious pharmaceuticals companies. For all intents and purposes, it was. Reporter Jericah Dowling could never have known the firestorm her work would unleash. Had…

Are You An Avid Reader?

  AlTonya is building a new list of avid and engaged readers who are ready to enter her world of suspense, seduction and mystery. If that sounds like you, she’d be honored to have you on her mailing list. Email her! altonya@lovealtonya.com

Black Panther- The Film, The Beauty, Its Message

This has been a heck of a week! Had to get some work done this morning so I’m trying to buckle down. However, before I get started with delving into the world of my heroes and heroines, I needed to post this blog. It’s been a while since I’ve posted about the movies. Anyone who…

When Chefs Collide…

They’re back! Brom and Dionne MacInnis delve (unexpectedly of course) into another mystery. Chef’s Reunion is the second installment of the Caterer’s Wife mystery shorts featuring Chef Brom MacInnis and his wife -former cop, Dionne. After their first unexpected upset in the Caterer’s Wife, the MacInnises are determined to take some time to get away…

MidMonth BackStory: “Remember Love”

My first traditionally published romance with BET/Arabesque Books (April 2003) features Trinidad and Dominique Salem. By this time, I had actually written over 10 full length romance novels…none of them had been published…yet. Perseverance and tons of prayer got my book off the slush pile and into the hands of readers I have cherished for…

The Longhand Way

So it’s a new year and with that comes all the promises to do things differently or to try new things. I didn’t go too wild with resolutions this year. My promise was simply to be better at what I’m already doing. As one of the things I already do is writing, I decided to…

Talking “Tradition”

Today, The Novel Thoughts Blog Talks about the first release in AlTonya’s new family saga trilogy “Tradition”. The book will release digitally November 14, 2017. “Tradition”- The Story: Tradition takes place on a fictional island off the coast of South Carolina near Charleston. The island is home to the six families who settled the land…

By AlTonya

Hey Everyone, This will be brief. Now that I’m celebrating all the new readers making their way into my world of drama, I realize there’s a lot they’ll want to know about future, present and past projects. As you can imagine, it’d be pretty hard to fit all that info into an email 😉 The…

The Author In Me…

A few months ago, it was the librarian in me striking back with new endeavors on the horizon. The librarian is still doing her thing, but the author is definitely in the race.   “Imagination & Unpredictability Are The Ingredients Of Dynamic Stories”. This quote still holds true for me, but I think it could…

Librarian vs. Writer!!

The Librarian Strikes Back So most of you know that I’m one among many librarians who also enjoys a side career as a writer. For years, it’s seemed my librarian side and writing side have been in serious competition and my writing side was seriously pulling ahead. I guess my librarian side got a little…