Thursday, March 10, 2011

Celebrating The Release Of Book Two In Ursula Sinclair's Interracial Romantic Suspense Series

Today at our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating a sexy new romantic supsense from Ursula Sinclair and Decadent Publishing.

Ursula Sinclair is the pseudonym for LaVerne Thompson, a multi-published, award winning bestselling author, an avid reader, and writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi romance featuring interracial relationships where race is not a factor. Ursula is her alter ego who likes to push the envelope of relationships just a little more.

Book Two of The Guardian Agency Series

What happens when dreams come true, but it's not all it was supposed to be?

River Blu's music has made her the stuff of legend, she's every bit a rock star who dominates the pop charts. But through the years a secret haunts her, making it impossible to give her heart to anyone or anything other than her music.

When River's life is in danger she turns to Noah for help. They have a history together, one he'd like to repeat, with a different ending. But first he has to figure out who from her past is trying to kill her.


WIN - Leave Ursula a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a copy of her new book!! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Good morning Ursula/LaVerne and congrats on the new release!!! I love the cover for your new release and was glad to see the second book in this series!

    Tell us all about your Guardian Agency and how the books in the series connect.

    Hope SOMETHING BLUE is a big seller for you - enjoy your party!!

  2. I have been seeing a lot of musical heroes or heroines lately. What made you decide on a rock star heroine? And what research did you do for it?

    I haven't heard of this series or read anything from you before and I look forward to learning about you and the series.

    PS - I love RS!

  3. Your new book sounds very interesting.

    My question for you is why do you write under two different names? Do you find it hard to switch idenities? And what are you working on for Laverne?

    Good luck with the new book. I'm going over to read the excerpt now.

  4. I started the series about 3 men who are friends and own and run a commercial security firm. They'd been in the military together and though to put some of their training to good use. All three are protectors at heart. So the series is about them finding their perfect woman. And the lengths they go to to protect her from harm.

    The first book in the series is White Wedding and the story of the lead owner Ross and Shanna. The book starts on what should have been her wedding day. The second book is Something Blue and starts on the day of Ross and Shanna's wedding rehearsal and is about Noah and River, a childhood friend and rockstar. The last book, coming soon, Wine and Roses is Simon and Eboni, Shanna's sister and starts the night of the wedding.

  5. Hi Katie,

    I've always wanted to write about a female rock star. So many books have been written about male rock stars I wanted a woman to have a turn. As far as research, believe it or not Rolling Stones Magazine and also just searched the internet. But most of the story is from my own imagination. It's not so much about the nature of her business as it is a love story with a suspense element. The fact rock stars are such public figures tied in perfectly with the stalker element in the story.

  6. Hi Sharon,

    Great question. And the short answer is no. I'm slowly moving all my contemporary work to Ursula now that doesn't mean LaVerne might not crank one one or two. But most of my fantasy and paranormal work I will continue under LaVerne.

    Right now LaVerne is working on 2 fantasy works.

  7. Well I definitely want to read this book. I want to know her secret. Plus, I love stories where the characters have a shared past.

  8. Hello Ursula!
    I read the excerpt of Something Blue and boy was that creepy. If that is her stalker's POV then I'm sure the suspense will be fantastic. Of course it might be a misleading excerpt and it could be Noah instead of the stalker. I think Something Blue sounds great!

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  9. Something Blue sounds like a great read!

    What decided you on writing sci-fi?

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  10. Love this, LaVerne! SO glad the book it out for the world to enjoy.


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  11. The suspense came through in the excerpt and a need to know more about these characters and how everything is going to come into play. Looking forward to reading the new story.

  12. Hi, Ursula/LaVerne.

    This book sounds good; I need to start this series, a.s.a.p.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  13. Congratulations on the new release!!

    The The Guardian Agency Series is new to me but after this I know I will be seeking them out.

  14. Congrats, Ursula! I am a huge fan of romantic suspense. Your Guardian Agency series is right up my alley. I love how you made your heroine a rock star. That rocks! lol

  15. CONGRATS URSULA! As always your work never disapoints. LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

    Of course I'll be looking out for book three. :)

  16. Thank you everyone. Yeah it was alot of fun to read this one. And the stalker aspect does give it a little creep factor. I hope you enjoy it.

  17. Ursula, this looks phenomenal. Loading it on my 'Droid...

  18. Estella,

    Something Blue is a contemporary romantic suspense. But I also write sci/fi under LaVerne Thompson. I've always enjoyed making up new worlds. And sci/fi worlds are the ultimate. My imagination can really take off.

  19. Congrats! I especially like the part near the end where...oops! Anyway, I loved it all.

  20. Congrats, Ursula! I love the blurb and excerpt for Something Blue. It sounds so exciting!

  21. Love the excerpt and can't wait to find out what happens. I know how difficult it can be to get the first chapter written and find myself needing a push to move on. Is it easier with a series when you have already worked with some of the characters?

  22. Something Blue sounds good. How do you decide when to end a series? When you start a series do you have in mind a certain number of books or do you let the characters decide?

  23. Hi Karin,

    Usually starting is easy for me. And yeah I think in a way a series is easier to write because you don't have to search for some of the characters, they're already there and even the ones you're writing about you already know a little about who they are.

  24. Thanks JM.

    She-When I start a series yes I have in mind the number of books. I try not to go beyond 3. But sometimes I start a story that's supposed to be a stand alone and as I write it realize I have a series. Those can be trickier. hahaha