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 almost 15 years. What I’ve been most proud of regarding this novel, is that BET allowed me to craft a story that presented a domestic abuse situation woven into a contemporary romance plot. Given the way my now loyal readers responded, I’ve always felt blessed that I was able to share Trin’s and Dominique’s experience on such a broad stage.