The 2011 Wrap-Up

“The Best of…”  Yes,  I was one of those kids raised on the countdowns.   The best videos of the year, the best shows of the years, the jaw-dropping moments of the year, I watched them all.  I’m always going to wax nostalgic about the year, even those years that I’m more than happy to kick to the curb (1999, I’m talking to you).

So here I sit, mentally packing my bags for my vacation and I realize, 2011 was a great year.   I managed to go on a writing frenzy and pushed my own limits to write outside the boundaries that I was used to writing.   Looking back I can say that I am so proud of my work, that I might get a little choked up (insert tear here).   Welp enough of that…let’s get to the good stuff.  The wrap-up of 2011.  Drum-Roll please…

2011 brought some great reads out of the Beautiful Trouble Publishing clan and the Shara Azod Presents misfits.   Peep the visuals

Eight Ball Side Pocket

Temporary Insanity by Nevea Lane
Temporary Insanity - The Hot New Short Read


Ronni's Romanian by Nevea Lane

Coming Home - Gabriel EssexSweet Surrender by Nikki Winter











Yes, I must say that to me, for reading, it was a great year.    There is nothing like being able to curl up with a book and laugh, cry, clutch your heart, and let your imagination wander.      It was definitely a good year in books.

The other part of me is the Minister of Music, DJ at Arms and this was definitely a year of some good music too.   So on to the 2011 Wrap-up “Rap-up”

No, this list isn’t all inclusive, just a list of songs that I happened to have on repeat –

1)      N****as in Paris – Kanye West and Jay-Z

2)      Rolling in the Deep – Adele

3)      Look at me Now – Chris Brown, Lil-Wayne, Busta Rhymes

4)      The Show Goes On – Lupe Fiasco

5)      Coming Home – Diddy Dirty Money Featuring Skylar Grey

6)      I Need a Doctor – Dr. Dre and Eminem

7)      Take From Me – Bad Meets Evil  (Royce da 5’9” and Eminem)

8)      Motivation – Kelly Rowland

9)      Headlines – Drake

10)   Sure Thing – Miguel

11)   F**k You – Cee Lo Green

12)   Down on Me – Jeremih Featuring 50 Cent

13)   Moment for Life – Nicki Minaj featuring Drake

14)   Pretty Girl Rock – Keri Hilson

15)   Hard White (Remix) – Yelawolf, T.I. Slaughterhouse

Now,  that being said, 2011 has brought a few revelations along with a few laugh out loud hysterical moments.  I’m not on probation.   The discovery of Choco-Vine and that I have a heck of a lot of friends that are fierce and fabulous.   They are the greatest to me and there is nothing that I wouldn’t do for them.  Drea, Pyro-Nikki, Jayha, Shara, Jill, Alcira, Serenity and the rest of the crew I love you guys!

Now, I have no plans to start the new year as I began this one.  I will leave 2011 as it should be left, a wonderful memory.    When I return from vacation, I’m sure their will be a story to tell.

Happy Holidays and Peace, Goodwill, Happiness and a good wine to you all.




New Holiday Hotness – Eight Ball Side Pocket by Nevea Lane

From Shara Azod and Marteeka Karland

Need a little pick me up after shopping, wrapping and decorating?  Take a little bite to make your Season bright!

Brand New Quel Scandale Shorts~

Little Bites With a Touch of Spice!!!

What’s your fantasy? We all have them, even women. Quel Scandale is a woman’s answer to Penthouse ~ hot, steamy fantasy naughty enough for a man, but made for a woman. Perfect for a quick me up in the middle of the day or a bed time read guaranteed to give you delicious dreams.

On Set by Billy London

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Sean McNeil is about to take on the role of a lifetime. Getting film critic and blogger Melanie Beckford to play his lover on screen. Without the acting part.

 Eight  Ball Side Pocket

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One bet, winner takes all.  What’s a woman to do when she is challenged to a game of pool and the stakes are high? Play to win, of course.

My, My, My by Serenity King

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As far as fantasies went Sherida Tomlin was getting ready to live out every one of hers. The moment Harrison Whitney walked into her office she’d known that he’d been the star of every erotic dream she’d ever had. And when he touched her…let’s just say that the real thing is even better than any fantasy could ever be.

And Brand Spanking New~

Force Me

Some women don’t want a sweet, gentle lover. Some women like to saunter up to a man and whisper in his ear, “Force me.”

 Force Me - Asking For it Marteeka Karland and Shara Azod

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If she switched her ass in front of him one more time, Micaiah swore he was going to bend her over and spank hers. Seriously… Little Miss Trina was asking for it.

 Death by Sex by Marteeka Karland and Shara Azod

Death by Sex by Marteeka Karland & Shara Azod $0.99

“You’re about to die,” the deep gravelly voice rumbled next to her ear. “But don’t worry. You’ll be fine.”  The words were chilling to Mia, but not nearly as good as what happened next.

 The Alley - Marteeka Karland and Shara Azod

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Alana gets a taste of the forbidden in the alley. She should be repulsed, frightened even. Instead, all she feels is… unbearable pleasure.

The Princess by Marteeka Karland and Shara Azod

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Princess Mia has a problem. A BIG one. In the form of one very muscular, very Alpha Barbarian King.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

I know we are all preparing ourselves for a time filled with family, friends, and maybe too much egg nog.

As you all find yourself emersed in the joy of the season, remember to take the time out to appreciate the small things: you didn’t get stuck in traffic, you had the correct amount of gifts or that you are not Brett Favre.

Wherever you are this holiday season, laugh hard, play harder, and regret nothing. Peace, love and good will to you all.

Nevea Lane (Santa’s Naughty Elf)