B. Love is an award-winning, bestselling author of over 110 titles in the African American contemporary romance, urban romance, and nonfiction genres. In just five years, Love has accomplished more than anyone her age, which led to her being aptly called the Prolific Pen Pusher.
B. Love is a self-love and womanhood maven. Since age 12, she has been spreading life-changing content that helps cultivate growth, self-awareness, compassion, and gratitude. Love has readers from all over the world, all of which she has challenged to explore the many facets of love, passion, and life through her riveting books.
Every captivating word and plot in Love’s portfolio is geared towards empowering, enlightening, and entertaining whoever chances upon her writing. Because of this burning desire to catalyze others’ growth through continuous learning and self-reflection, Love founded her publishing company, earning the title of Ambassador of Black Love stories, where she helped publish over 300 enthralling books for over 50 talented authors.
To learn more about B. Love and her books, visit www.authorblove.net or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using her official handle @authorblove.
BPM: If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Three words I would use to describe myself are creative, emotional, and sensual.
I first began my creative journey at the age of 12 with a rap that my family went crazy over. Soon, I started doing rap battles, winning them effortlessly because of my creative flow. Around 16, I started writing poetry. At 18, I wrote my first book. The first go at publishing I had was at 20, but that didn’t work out well because of the publishing company I used. My publishing career officially took off five years later in 2015, and I’ve been creating on a monthly basis as my full-time career ever since.
I’m very emotional. Well, I guess I should say I am in tune with my emotions and the emotions of others. Because of that, my books are typically an emotional rollercoaster for my readers.
I’m also very sensuous. I absolutely love the experience of being able to see, hear, and experience art. My love for tasting and trying new food leads to me trying new restaurants sometimes on a weekly basis.
BPM: Tell us about writing your FIRST book or series. What was the journey like?
When I wrote the series that started my career in 2015 (Kailani and Bishop) it was basically a written therapy session. I didn’t expect it to lead to the success that it did. For me, it was merely a way of putting my characters in the situations I’d just gotten out of and giving them the endings I wished I was able to give myself and those that were included in my heartbreak.
By the time the series was done, I’d created an engaging female lead, swoon worthy yet toxic male lead, and relatable love triangle that had readers going crazy trying to figure out just who B. Love was!
BPM: Tell us more about the NEW series of books being released to celebrate your 5 year anniversary!
The series is broken up into two sets and readers can find out more about them all at https://www.authorblove.net
The first set of books featured in Faded Mirrors focuses on Smoke and Mira, a couple whose pasts create the foundation for their future. Mira is a troubled soul whose toxic relationship and drug use temporarily leave her homeless. She knows if she can just get inside of Smoke’s underground casino, she can find a man who will not only pay for her continued stay at the hotel next door, but possibly provide her with more.
The casino is exclusive, and Smoke knows immediately that Mira doesn’t belong. Instead of putting her out and tossing her to the side as she’s used to being done, Smoke takes her under his wing and helps her get clean and stand on her own two feet. In the process, a love that neither of them expected begins to bloom, and they have to choose between accepting the truth of their realities through the faded mirrors they’ve become for one another… or cut their losses and part ways before even more damage is done.
The second set of books in Love is the Byline feature Smoke’s sister, Oakland. Oakland and Smoke were super close as children, but she began to stray away from her brother when she became an adult. Smoke is a protector by nature, and he unintentionally hindered Oakland’s growth by stifling her. When she finds herself dealing with heartbreak and possibly losing her job, Oakland wishes she could go to her brother and be rescued, however, she chooses instead to do the adult thing and take matters into her own hands.
The solution to both her relationship woes and potential unemployment is to write a crossover article with a fellow male journalist. Throughout the process, the two date for research, and end up having to fight against the love building between them. If Oakland’s article is the best, she secures her job and the future of the magazine she works for. If Azriel wins, Oakland loses her job and her heart.
BPM: Please introduce the readers to one of our fan favorites, Now Playing: Reel Love.
Now Playing: Reel Love is about two childhood enemies forced to work together when their grandmothers leave them the only black owned theater in a small town. Naturally they can’t agree on what to do with the place, and as they try to navigate their way through business… things get a little personal. Here’s a few chapters to get a feel for the story: https://a.co/gNdoDKf
BPM: Do you feel lonely being a writer during the creative process?
Sometimes it can feel very lonely. Not necessarily because of the process itself, but because my books and characters are so sacred to me that I don’t like to share them with anyone else until it’s time to publish.
My husband is a musician and my best friend is an author as well, so it’s not like I don’t have people in my corner to confide in, but creating is such a sacred process to me that I often shut others out and commune only with my characters until the book is done.
BPM: Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips self-care for creative folks?
Take time out to rest. Have moments/days where you don’t work at all. Enjoy yourself. Get out in nature. Socialize with humans that can’t talk back, fellow authors. For all creatives — reward yourself when you’ve reached a goal. No matter how big or small, reward yourself! You’ve accomplished something amazing and given birth to something that will be cherished by the world. Oh, and remember, you’re not for everyone. Don’t take the personal preference reviews of others negatively.
BPM: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
I have over 100 titles available in eBook form on Amazon. They can search for B. Love or use this link https://www.amazon.com/B-Love/e/B017KYUD5A
My bio and social media links are available on my website. Paperbacks are there too – www.authorblove.net
BPM: Do you have a Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookBub™ or Facebook community?
I’m on Goodreads here – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5525868.B_Love
And I LIVE within my Facebook group. It’s my favorite way to connect and interact with my readers. We often have discussions and giveaways there, I post visuals and sneak peeks, and all around have a great time! The link for it is – https://www.facebook.com/groups/633164827258586
Browse B. Love’s eBooks: https://bit.ly/AmazonBLove
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