Friday, January 25, 2013

Celebrating A Sexy New IR Romance From Mahalia Levey

All day today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating Mahalia Levey's sexy new IR romance with Secret Cravings Publishing!

HEAVEN SENT by Mahalia Levey

Mia Justice counts every day as a blessing, not taking life for granted. Although she has strong faith, she finds it hard to move on in her personal life, until an accident changes her perception of really living.

Dire Sylis takes his job and the responsibility that comes with his job seriously. Saving as many lives or helping in any situation is how he pays homage to the father he lost as a young adult. However nothing prepares him the chance encounter that will change his life.


Being smart and sassy with a great sense of humor comes easily for Mahalia Levey. An avid reader of books, she found herself enchanted with disappearing completely into the worlds authors created. One day she vowed to herself she’d be one of them. Then family life came, and college right after.

Swayed from her childhood course of action, it took many years for her to get back to that place she held dear as a child. Now she is running full steam ahead to keep up with the many ideas flowing freely. She plans on taking her work to higher levels and expanding her genres. Her main focus is giving her readers variety. Her works in progress include paranormal, fantasy and mainstream romance. Taking characters and watching them grow past what she’s imagined is her true passion.


WIN - Leave Mahalia 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 Mahalia can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Good morning Mahalia and super congrats on your great new release! Love the cover and can't wait to read it. :)

    A huge warm welcome to AuthorIsland! Since you're new to the Island, please take some time to not only tell us about your new release, but also about yourself and your other work. I love finding new authors to love!

    I hope you enjoy your launch party today and here's to HEAVEN SENT being your biggest seller yet! Have fun and thanks for offering up a copy of your new book to one of our lucky readers!

  2. Good Morning, it's fantastic to be here at Author Island.

    Let's see if I can sum me up in a short paragraph (not likely)

    During the day I work on the admin side of patient care. My college degree is in Respiratory Therapy. I wanted a change from the clinical side and direct patient care so went admin. I work for a great Company called Express Scripts.

    I began writing as a kid but didn't pick back up writing until I was in my mid 30's in 2010. I have 23 novellas out currently. It's a struggle to balance writing, working and family. I am a fiance and a mother of three highschool teens and currently having some sadness over the two years left before they're all college bound. Friends have told me this will pass!

    I have this fondness for Firemen and EMT's in general because they came to my house to help me a half a dozen times before I was diagnosed with SVT. (racy heart) The episodes are very scary at first. The body has a sudden loss of oxygen and the world goes topsy turvey. Some people can live with the arrythmia with no issues and some need medication to maintain a normal heartbeat. Once it's undercontrol everything is great.

    The Fiance and I were on the Highway when we passed this SUV on fire and the mom and teen were in the car. Firemen were all around them, we didn't get to see what happened but the image left a imprint on my mind from that Heaven Sent was born.

    I wanted to write a short new beginning story for the beginning of 2013. It is never to late for a miracle or to meet the person you're going to spend your life with. Dire and Mia are great characters who deserved their happy ending! I look forward to continuing with the rest of Dire's team!

  3. Great interview, Mahalia! Looking forward to reading your book!

  4. Good luck on another awesome release! The excerpt definitely leaves me pining for more. Man, that's some hot stuff. And I love your website btw.

  5. Oh, I haven't read any of your books before and I don't know how I missed you! What's your favorite genre to write in? Do you have any series? I love finding news series with several books available in them because I don't like to wait between releases lol

    Good luck with your new book and glad to have found you.

  6. Hey Ditter Thanks so much!!!

    Olivia so great to see you and thanks. I love my website too :P

    Tracey. I think paranormal is my favorite genre because I like to world build.

    I do have a IR series. You can get all 3 books together it's called Only Skin Deep.

    Rhapsody and Shut Up and Kiss Me are in a series I haven't written the follow up yet

    Demonic Persuasion and Makhi are in the same realm. I'm writing Demonic Warrior now.

    The rest are stand alones but have other characters who will get their own stories. Please visit my site and check out what's there!

  7. Congrats! Do you have a favorite book you've written?


  8. I love IR romances. How do you find them different than writing other romances?

  9. BN 100. I'd have to say Not Since You is my favorite book written. Sin the heroine was my first ever heroine created and told on a forum it was nice to bring her story to life with a HEA.

    CJ- They are different sure. I relate to IR because I'm interracial. Half Cherokee a quarter creole and a quarter Italian. Every couple has issues to over come. In multi cultural families the issues can be compounded. Over coming them can take more time and energy than some want to expend.

  10. Now that you are writing are you able to still make time for your love of reading?
    Congratulations on doing what you love.

  11. Yay! A new author! Who all do you write for? And how hot is your work? I like to know what I'm getting in for (tee hee). If someone has never read anything of yours before, what do you suggest they start with?

  12. Leni,

    I always make time to read. I probably spend a 25 bucks a week or more on books. I keep up with my favorite authors and make sure I wishlist their upcoming releases so I can grab them hot off the presses. Thanks for your question!

    Jerry B. I publish with Decadent Publishing, Secret Cravings Publishing, Liquid Silver and Phaze.
    As for what to start off with depends on the genre you like :P
    I write Interracial Romance, Contemporary Romance, Military Romace, Paranormal, Catagories: Kamina, Wolves, Demons, and Gargoyles. My work is generally Super Nova hot :P

  13. Leni is the winner :P I want to thank everyone for commenting! Have a great Sunday!