“Did I Give Up On What I REALLY Wanted Too Soon?” New Book Excerpt from The Blakk Dahlia

  • Heartbreak Diaries Book Series Author, The Blakk Dahlia, Reveals Sneak Peek of Upcoming Release, “Devastation or Destiny???”
  • With devastation on the horizon, readers will find out if love will truly conquer all.
  • Choose the love of your life, OR the life you love?

New fiction book series, the Heartbreak Diaries, is celebrating Independence Day in more ways than one. Written by The Blakk Dahlia, Devastation or Destiny???” (The Settled Heart) hits book retailers on July 4, 2019. In celebration of the upcoming “nuptials” of the characters, Tanya and Kenneth, The Blakk Dahlia is releasing an excerpt from the first chapter entitled, ‘An Unbothered Bride-To-Be.’ Pre-Orders are Available Now on Amazon Kindle!

The first chapter is an introduction to the main character Tanya’s mood as she goes through last-minute preparations for her wedding day. Not the usual, Bridezilla, she’s going through the motions of pondering thoughts of how the relationship altered her dreams, and how marriage will change her life.

The third “entry” from the Heartbreak Diaries, “Devastation or Destiny???” sets the scene of a perfect love, leading up to what is supposed to be the perfect wedding day. Tanya’s love for her man, Kenneth is unmeasurable. However, a great love comes with a cost. For Tanya, it’s the life of adventure she dreamt of. Kenneth, on the other hand, stands firm in his traditional beliefs in a rural town; close to his loved ones. She tries to suppress the wandering thoughts of what could have been if she gave up the love of her life for the life she loves. With devastation on the horizon, readers will find out if love will truly conquer all.


E. Alexcina Brown is an Author/Model/Actress/Editor-In-Chief. The Macon, GA native has released various ventures within the entertainment and fashion industries in front of the camera as an internationally published model as well as behind the scenes. She lives in New York City. (Photo Credit: Kadijah Watkins)

Book Snippet from Chapter I: An Unbothered Bride-To-Be.

“Tanya! Hurry up, we’re running late!” Shauna yelled to her best friend.

“I’m coming!” She sighed with aggravation.

Tanya’s concern wasn’t being on time. Instead, she concentrated on her hair in the bathroom mirror.

Shauna suddenly appeared in the doorway with her hand rested on a perched hip. “Tanya! Are you serious!?!? Why are you styling your hair now? We’ll have time to come back and get pretty before the rehearsal.”

“I know. But I wanna be pretty now.” She responded, unbothered by her friend’s urgency. “I’ll be done in a minute.”

“With the way I’m rushing and you slowing around, you’d think I’d be the one getting married. Now COME ON GIRL! Ms. Lucy opened the shop today just for us. We can’t hold her up.”

Shauna moved closer, to hurry the process.

“I said…I’m coming.” Tanya moved away. “Chill. We’ll have enough time to get there. We’re only twenty minutes away Shauna.”

“I’ll be in the car when you’re done!” Shauna stormed away.

Tanya stayed in the mirror, relieved to be left alone. She wanted a peaceful morning before the wedding rehearsal. Determined to move on HER time, not anyone else’s.

Living in the “Heart of Dixie” was only supposed to be a pit stop. Tanya relocated from Miami, to help restructure the finance department for the company’s subsidiary. The move was a big adjustment from having a condo by the beach and a lively nightlife. However, living in the city where she attended college, along with moving closer to her close friends, Shauna and Keena, made it a little easier. An added bonus was meeting Kenneth. After that, her plans of moving out of the country fell away as she fell deeper in love.

Their romance developed on a whim. Tanya hired his company for landscaping for her new townhome. The home, which was initially an investment property while working in Birmingham. Kenneth became captivated by her beauty and drive for success. Over time, he would come back to check up on the yard, free of charge of course. Their friendship quickly turned into love. Two years later he proposed, and six months after that, the wedding day was a little over 24 hours away.


About “Devastation or Destiny???” (The Settled Heart)
Choose the love of your life, OR the life you love?
Tanya found her happy ending, but it wasn’t the one she wrote. A lover of adventure and exploration found the heart of a hard-working traditional man. Kenneth is unwilling to take on her dreams, however, he gives the greatest love with no reservations. As their wedding day approaches, she finds herself thinking of what could have been. Did I give up on what I REALLY wanted too soon?

Fearing that she’ll miss out on a chance of true love, Tanya gives in. But, the deep yearnings never end. The universe hears the inner cries of the life she wanted, as she prepares to take on a new life with Kenneth. Life eventually gives her want she truly wants but with a cost…Devastation!

Thrown into dismay, Tanya finds herself starting over. Will the devastation be worth it? Or should she have been grateful for the “once in a lifetime love”?

The Heartbreak Diaries Book Series is a gripping new collection of must-reads that will ask many questions that go unspoken in dating/relationship conversations. Previous releases, Rushing to Distraction and Wrong Vengeance taps into the foolish and toxic hearts, respectively. What’s unique about this series is that it dives into these heart types from a real and vulnerable place. Each book has a “dear diary” moment from an integral character, displaying their true intentions within the story.

About The Blakk Dahlia
E. Alexcina Brown wears many hats showing that being a creator can open many doors while inspiring others to take risks in pursuing their dreams. As a writer, she has contributed articles, blogs, stories, etc. for various industries. Striking out on her own, she’s showing her strength beyond entertainment focusing on lifestyle and stories to entertain while healing. The Blakk Dahlia released her first book series, the Heartbreak Diaries, delving into the inner thoughts and routes of heartache. She takes you through the process through her stories, documenting the journey of taking risks in life and self-discovery.

For interviews, features, and speaking engagements, email TheBlakkDahlia@gmail.com.
Facebook.com/TheBlakkDahlia
Twitter: @TweetAlexcina
IG: BlakkDahliaWrites

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