Sunday, May 17th, 2020 | 6:01PM EST
Unfortunately, it was brought to my attention yesterday that an unidentified individual from Nigeria has stolen the content from my novel, Federal Affair, and is posting the entire book on Facebook and WhatsApp. The reader who notified me said this person has been claiming to be the author and giving others permission to use my material elsewhere. I have only been able to locate the posts on Facebook so far on a page titled Kida Library. I contacted the page owner via Facebook Messenger, email, and by commenting on the posts containing my work. I have made it publicly clear to this person that they have taken my work, which I own the copyright to, without my permission, and that they must delete all posts containing my work immediately. Unfortunately, this person simply responded to me with "my apologies" and took no further action.
The posts with Federal Affair's content are still up, along with the complete content from many other authors' works, likely without their knowledge as well. I am absolutely disgusted and so offended by this. This is the first time anything like this has happened to me and I am so fueled by anger at this individual. There's nothing wrong with harmless promotion of a book by an author whose work you like, but DO NOT take content from an author and post it for readers who don't know it's stolen to read for free. Based on how many people have liked and commented on these posts (i.e. read the book for free), I've lost hundreds of dollars in book sales.
So my request to you reading this is to please always notify the author if you see their work being posted in any manner other than where/how the author says their work should be. We publish our books for sale for a reason, and people stealing that content to post it for others to read free is costing us sales, among other things. Every author will absolutely appreciate very much if a reader informs them of something like this. We need to know. And I greatly appreciate the reader who told me.
For those of you asking how you can help in my situation, I'd really appreciate if everyone would find Kida Library on Facebook and blast them with demands to take down their posts including all authors' work which this person was not granted permission to use. And if you are familiar with who the other authors are, please let them know that their work is being stolen.
Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 | 5:21PM EST
I want to stress a tremendous thank you for all of your unwavering support over the last several months. Since last August, I have dealt with a seemingly nonstop parade of problems - everything from car accidents, to ER visits due to health issues, to a burglary, and now COVID-19 sweeping the nation. It feels like life has been an utter mess, and because of that, my writing has suffered.
Initially, 2019 was planned to be a very productive year for writing. I intended to complete Burning Desire's sequel: The Ties That Bind, and also publish I Did Something Bad. I was avidly working on TTTB up until August when everything went haywire and I put my work on pause to handle everything that was amiss, thinking it wouldn't last long. Unfortunately, I was wrong to assume this, and life has been a rollercoaster of emotions and frustrations each month since. I was excited when 2020 came around because I naively thought that with the change of the year would also come an uptick in good fortune and progress. Instead, my plans for the first quarter of this year were crushed with more unexpected issues and trying to play catchup on many things because of it.
When March began, things were finally winding down and I was feeling better, planning to get back to work on TTTB and get it finished this month. But then COVID-19 hit and all hell has broken loose around my community, which has impacted mine and my family's lives in many ways. I am currently in self-quarantine, trying to use the undetermined amount of time at home to check off my spring cleaning list and also get back to writing. I'm anxious to finish TTTB and proceed to the next project, and I know many of you are anxious for this, too. I'm trying to look at the quarantine in a positive light and make the most of my time, and I definitely expect to have TTTB completed in the coming weeks. I will, of course, keep you updated.
Again, I truly appreciate all your love and reassurance throughout the last several months. Your support has been so wonderful. It means the world to me to know that despite my long hiatus, my readers are still there, patiently waiting. Thank you so very much. Stay safe.
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 | 11:33AM EST
Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a joyous holiday season and a great year overall.
2018 was an exceptional year in literature for me. In February, I completed The Assignment, my fourth book. In September, I completed Burning Desire, which reached the Watty's Longlist. This was the first time I'd ever gotten on any list with the Wattys. It was pretty exciting! The book was also very well received by my readers, and many of you begged for a sequel where Jesse will find someone special. If you're a Jesse fan, you're in luck! He'll be getting his own sequel, The Ties That Bind, which I will begin publishing chapters to within a few days!
I've also just completed my sixth novel, Licensed to Kill, which was so much fun to write because it was completely different from anything I've created before. It was much darker, for lack of better words, and more intense, I think. It was also the first story I've written in which one of the main characters doesn't appear until several chapters in. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and I hope you all enjoyed it, too!
2019 will be another very exciting year for writing! I have big plans for new stories that I absolutely cannot wait to bring you! It's so hard to be patient when I'm this psyched! Here are some of my upcoming books for this year that you have to look forward to:
The Ties That Bind: You loved him in Burning Desire as the sexy, confident love interest of Kate Crawford. Now, Jesse Reese is back with his own standalone - a sequel to the Watty's Longlisted novel, and a continuation of his story!
After a spicy love triangle ends without him getting the girl, Jesse Reese is left to pick up the pieces of his broken heart and move on. He swears off relationships until he can get his career perfectly on track, blaming his company's falling numbers on his recent lack of focus on work. This only lasts a little while, however, once he meets beautiful, charismatic Vanessa Hamilton, his business partner's newly hired assistant.
There's something familiar about this woman, however, and it doesn't take Jesse long to remember where he's seen her before: The pair mingled on a New Year's Eve flight three years ago and shared a midnight kiss between strangers, knowing they'd never see each other again. Although Vanessa pretends she doesn't recall the event, saying he must be mistaken - it must've been another woman who looked like her, Jesse is positive that this is the girl from the plane. He doesn't know why she's avoiding the truth, but he makes it his mission to find out. After all, Jesse hasn't been able to erase that kiss from his memory for the past three years. Eternally intrigued by the woman who danced away with his heart in an airport terminal, the longing to taste her lips again is now an overwhelming blaze of need - a fire only Vanessa can put out.
I Did Something Bad: Sutton White is on the verge of losing everything. Her bills are piling up, her rent is unpaid, and the bank is unwilling to loan her any more money. But just as she's ready to give up hope, her best friend, Sandra, makes a bold suggestion: that Sutton should go into Sandra's racy line of work and try nude modeling to get cash quickly. Initially intimidated by the act of posing naked for strangers, Sutton says the idea is too radical for her taste; but after a few more glances at the absurd amount of debt she's acquired, that wild suggestion starts to sound a little more reasonable.
Ashton Pratt is on the verge of nailing his dream job of running the commercial photography company he's worked for since his junior year of college. The CEO plans to step down in a matter of weeks, and rumors are flying that Ashton is getting a hard consideration for his replacement. Trying his damnedest to impress all the right people to land the job, Ashton makes it a point not to do the slightest thing wrong until the evaluation period is complete. But the task to play Mr. Perfect for his peers proves to be not just difficult, but downright impossible, the moment he lays eyes on the ravishing new model he's supposed to photograph.
There's an instant attraction between Sutton and Ashton, and no matter how hard they try to deny it, that sizzle just won't burn out. But when a too-tempting dare turns into a salacious affair, reputations and careers are put on the line, secrets are exposed, and hearts are in danger of getting broken. What if word gets out about Sutton's naked escapades? Will Ashton be able to acquire the promotion? And how long can the two keep their relationship hidden before a foe finds out?
Murderer for Hire: As a prominent figure in Senator Calvin Marcus's Washington D.C. office, Karalee Toscano wears the weight of the political world on her shoulders. Fresh out of law school, she was lucky to capture the Senator's attention and begin what she thought would be an exciting new career. That is, until she discovered the salacious scandals Senator Marcus is wrapped up in. Even worse - he expects Karalee to aid in his criminal activity, threatening to end her chances of furthering her career otherwise.
Despite Karalee reluctantly complying with the Senator's requests, both her life and career are quickly starting to unravel, and she soon finds out that Senator Marcus has some very determined enemies who've mistaken her for being a willing participant in his web of deceit.
Brant Hawkins is a career criminal looking for a way out of his seemingly inescapable past. He's just been released from prison and wants nothing more to do with running from danger. But when Brant ends up saving Karalee's life, he finds himself transplanted right back into the world of crime, unable to shake off the temptation to protect her.
Feverishly drawn to one another, Brant and Karalee come to an agreement: he'll play bodyguard for her if she'll play attorney for him.
I hope you're all as excited about these new books as I am! I can't wait to start posting new chapters!
Here's to a very happy and prosperous new year full of laughs, adventures, and great reads! Happy 2019!
Monday, November 26th, 2018 | 10:48PM EST
You loved him in Burning Desire as the sexy, confident love interest of Kate Crawford. Now, Jesse Reese is back with his own standalone - a sequel to the Watty's Longlisted novel, and a continuation of his story! Due to popular demand, The Ties That Bind will have new chapters available on Wattpad right after New Year's! Be sure to add the previewed story to your reading list so you can read the new chapters as soon as Everleigh posts them.
"After a spicy love triangle ends without him getting the girl, Jesse Reese is left to pick up the pieces of his broken heart and move on. He swears off relationships until he can get his career perfectly on track, blaming his company's falling numbers on his recent lack of focus on work. This only lasts a little while, however, once he meets beautiful, charismatic Vanessa Hamilton, his business partner's newly hired assistant.
There's something familiar about this woman, however, and it doesn't take Jesse long to remember where he's seen her before: The pair mingled on a New Year's Eve flight three years ago and shared a midnight kiss between strangers, knowing they'd never see each other again.
Although Vanessa pretends she doesn't recall the event, saying he must be mistaken - it must've been another woman who looked like her, Jesse is positive that this is the girl from the plane. He doesn't know why she's avoiding the truth, but he makes it his mission to find out. After all, Jesse hasn't been able to erase that kiss from his memory for the past three years. Eternally intrigued by the woman who danced away with his heart in an airport terminal, the longing to taste her lips again is now an overwhelming blaze of need - a fire only Vanessa can put out."
© 2019 Evergreen Books. A division of TimberWolf Media Group. All rights reserved.
Warning: This novel contains graphic sexual encounters, strong language, and other mature content. Reader discretion advised.
Thursday, October 25th, 2018 | 4:16PM EST
Due to manufacturing issues, the release date of Everleigh's cookbook, The Cozy Kitchen, has been pushed back a couple weeks to Monday, November 12th. The book will be available on all major download sites, including Amazon, as well as Wattpad, just in time for the holidays!