Thursday, September 20, 2012

Book Launch of A Heart Not Easily Broken By MJ Kane

Today we are talking with Author MJ Kane regarding her NEW Book A Heart Not Easily Broken.

Welcome MJ!!
I first want to apologize, for some reason I am unable to download photos of the book or the author.

Why don't you tell us something about A Heart Not Easily Broken.

Ebony is a smart, sexy, career-oriented black woman who wants nothing more than a summer fling with a man who challenges her mind and body. What she doesn’t expect is a blond haired, blue-eyed bass player—who won’t take “no” for an answer—to accept the challenge. 

When Ebony’s attempt at a brief fling turns into more, despite negative reactions from friends and family, she finds juggling love, family, and career are nothing compared to the ultimate betrayal she endures. Now her dreams spiral into lies and secrets that threaten her future and her best friend’s trust. 
This book sounds GREAT! So now how about a little about you.
I stumbled into writing. An avid reader, this stay at home mom never lost the overactive imagination of an only child. As an adult I made up stories, though never shared them, to keep herself entertained. It wasn’t until surviving a traumatic medical incident in 2006 that I found a reason to let the characters inhabiting my imagination free.  Upon the suggestion of my husband, I commandeered his laptop and allowed the characters to take life. It was that, or look over my shoulder for men caring a purple strait jacket. And the rest, as they say, is history.
OK now for some questions. What genre(s) do you write?
Interracial Romance, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
Why do you think people should choose your books over another author?
I don’t want anyone to choose me over any other author, but I do want to be an author that a reader chooses. There are so many stories to be told, and so many different ways to tell them…as a new author I want someone to give me a chance and not push my book away because they prefer another author. Before I stared writing, I was one of those who read the same authors faithful without giving anyone else a chance. The minute I dropped that mindset, I found myself exposed to a wider variety or stories, unique and different writing styles and voices. Expanding my reading expanded my mind. I wish for my readers to do the same.
What do you hope readers take with them after reading one of your stories?
I want my readers to understand that no matter what our backgrounds are, or where we are from, someone somewhere is experiencing the same thing that you are, good and bad. What matters most is how we deal with those experiences. Everyone may not have the love and support they need to help them make the decisions best for them. Reading how my characters endure, overcome, and evolve into stronger individuals due to the obstacles I put in their path is what I wish all my readers will learn. The ability to evolve into more is something that is possible in all of us.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Never give up going for your dream, despite what anyone says. Dig deep within yourself to find the courage you need to push through the negativity. Somewhere out there, there is someone else who is going through the same thing.
Can You give us an Excerpt of your new book?
The song ended, and I opened my eyes to cheer with the rest of the crowd. I was noticed all right. Various men in my immediate vicinity threw out catcalls and whistles, which were flattering, but the drummer paid me no attention. In fact, no one in the band seemed to notice me, except for one man.
One of the guitar players watched me intently. Astonished, I nearly stumbled in my heels. He was attractive but… he was white, not what I was aiming for. My lips tilted in a small smile before I moved out of his line of sight, placing myself in front of dancers who’d moved closer to the stage blocking my view of the drummer.
The next song played, and again, I tried to get lost in the music. My eyes closed, it was impossible to find my groove again without feeling stalked. The hair on the back of my neck stood up, drawing my attention down the length of the stage and to the guitar player, who once again, watched me with a predatory gleam in his eye. When the song ended, I worked my way back to the bar.  
Neither Yasmine nor Kaitlyn were there.  They must have gone to the bathroom.
“What can I get you, miss?” the bartender asked, interrupting my thoughts.
Music from the loud speakers blasted again, after the MC announced the band was taking a brief intermission.
“Margarita, extra shot of tequila, please.” The bartender nodded and went to fill my order.
“Did you get a load of the blond guitar player? He’s hot!”
My attention turned to a busty brunette who’d taken up temporary residence in the empty seat next to me. I recognized her as being one of the women who’d been dancing next to me. She adjusted her boobs, primping while talking to her friend.
“He doesn’t know it yet, but I’m going home with him tonight,” she continued. Her friend giggled.
Good luck. She had a better chance than I did of finding a man tonight.
“Here you go.” The bartender placed a napkin in front of me with my drink.
“I’ve got this,” a deep voice said close to my ear, making me jump. It was incredibly sexy despite the fact it scared me. It also sent a warm tingle down my spine. Intrigued, I turned and found myself face-to-face with the guitar player. The same one my barstool neighbor wanted to go home with.
Any sort of coherent words failed me.
This sounds WONDERFUL! I hope you have a wonderful Launch Day TODAY!!! How can people get your book and get ahold of you?
Available from 5 Prince Publishing
Genre: Fiction/African American / Contemporary Women/ Romance/ Contemporary Women/ Contemporary/ Interracial Romance and Women’s Fiction
Release Date: September 20 2012
Digital ISBN 13: 978-1-939217-02-8 ISBN 10: 1939217024
Print ISBN 13: 978-1-939217-03-05 ISBN 10: 1939217032
Author Contact Info:
MJ Kane:
The Butterfly Memoirs Series:


  1. Hi and thank you for having me drop by! I hope you enjoy the book!

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  2. Hi MJ,
    It's only me. Sam. That interview was really good to read. I enjoyed this. Looking forward to seeing it available in the large book stores over here in the UK. The Butterfly Memoirs will be a storm in stores like Waterstones and our WH Smiths. Hope it reaches cities like London and Southampton.

    Best wishes from, Samantha Sillence (FB)
    (S.J. Sillence @Karissa_sjs)

  3. Sam, that's what I'm talking about!!! Sales in the UK!!!!

  4. Nice interview!! Love the excerpt...