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December 2013

When Ice Melts- A New Exclusive by AlTonya Washington


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Icia Graham’s love affair with Rakim Transou had the makings of a fairy tale romance with the happily ever after ending, until the night of Rakim’s college graduation gathering. For Icia, it was the night her life was forever changed. Sadly, the changes were brought about by a horrific incident causing Icia to close herself off to everyone-especially Rakim. So desperate to escape the memories of being assaulted by Rakim’s two best friends, Icia left school and the man she loved.

Years passed and; in that time, both Rakim and Icia reached goals that carried them to the heights of success. For Rakim it was a powerful advertising agency that brought him a respected and revered name in the business. Icia’s accomplishment was a bit darker, but no less revered. In addition to counseling battered women, she offered her clients a special service-the service of destroying their abusers.

For Icia, her business brought her a satisfaction that could only be topped by seeing her own attackers pay the price for what they’d put her through. At any rate, she had no desire to revisit the past and be tortured by thoughts of love lost with the only man she’d ever wanted.

A series of events however would bring Icia right back to where she swore she’d never return. Once more Rakim Transou was back in her life and Icia was simultaneously overjoyed and distraught. How could she start anew with the man who still meant everything to her, when there were so many secrets between them? When the need for vengeance on two men; who were still very much a part of Rakim’s life, still raged so viciously inside her?

In January 2014

Ice Melts Blog


Hi All,

So you guys have heard me mention For Al’s Readers. I’m very excited about this new spot for my readers that I’ll pretty much be in control of (scary, huh?). Anyway I’m looking forward to instantly sharing new information, products and more exclusive titles, digitally and in print. For you print lovers; or those of you who crave your eBooks but love owning print copies as well, this new spot for my readers will give you the opportunity to not only OWN a print title, but have it signed by me as well.

Some of you may recall that I did this once before when I released “A Lover’s Soul” well I’ve tried to streamline the process and plan to open the service again. Many of you are wondering if it will be a new Ramsey novel-not yet. Come on guys…none of you would be happy if I put out the version I’m working on now. Talk about a rough draft!

My premiere title for 2014 is for you Ramsey Tesano die-hards as well as those of you who enjoy my stand-alone work. It’s a favorite of mine-one that many of you may discover has certain similarities to the saga. At the time I wrote this story, I didn’t realize that various aspects of this novel had followed me into my crafting of the Ramseys.

So I hope you’ll enjoy the book as much as I have over the years. It will be available in January for your electronic and/or print collections. Check in next week when I’ll share the story overview and cover for “When Ice Melts” by AlTonya Washington.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays!

Al 😉

For Al’s Readers…

What’s ‘For Al’s Readers’? Stay Tuned To Find Out What AlTonya Has In Store For Some Of The Most Amazing People She Knows…Details Soon…

AlTonya Ranks Her Fave Ramsey Tesano Couples

Okay then, since many of you have been brave enough to publish your favorites list, it’s my turn. This thing continues to change, so I’m pretty sure this won’t be my final draft. Anyway, here goes:
1. Quest and Mick
2. Pike and Belle
3. Kraven and Darby
4. Fernando and Contessa
5. Carlos and Dena
6. Smoak and Sabra
7. Quay and Ty
8. Moses and Johari
9. Taurus and Nile
10. Yohan and Melina

And The Saga Continues… Thanks Guys! This Was Fun! If You Haven’t Shared Your Faves List, Be Brave and Join Us!
Al 😉

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