Tuesday, October 16, 2012

BLOG TOUR: If I Were Your Woman Virtual Tour with LaConnie Taylor-Jones

About the Author
Award-winning author, LaConnie Taylor-Jones, a native Memphian, is a health educator consultant and holds advanced degrees in community public health and business administration.  The mother of four and resides with her family in Northern California.
For over twenty-five years, Ms. Taylor-Jones has been an avid romance reader. In the summer of 2003 a challenge from her husband made her seize the opportunity to blend her enthusiasm for teaching health, social responsibility and social justice with her love for reading the genre. Her experience as a health educator sparked a multitude of storylines and her romance, which she defines as the spirit of adventure, played a pivotal part in her road to publication. In a little over four years, she’s authored three full-length novels. In 2008, Ms. Taylor-Jones was the recipient of the 2008 Romance Slam Jam Emma Award for Debut Author of the Year for When I’m With You.
Ms. Taylor-Jones is an active member of the Contra Costa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the African American Community Health Advisory Committee and the Black Women Organized for Political Action.

About the Book
Tinsel Town is about to learn a few lessons from a Southern doctor with the courage to win the heart of a man who swore no woman ever would. If it doesn’t have a scientific basis, Dr. Laney Olivia Houston doesn’t believe in it —and that includes love at first sight. But she meets Raphael Baptiste. One encounter is all it takes; and she realizes her life is changed forever. Jazz musician, Raphael Baptiste is no stranger to women or their beds. When an illness strikes, his life is thrown into turmoil. But the quiet Southern belle sees beyond his past and bitterness. She sees a man who could love. . .

Follow the tour
October 15 – Written Voices
October 16 – Literary Wonders
October 17 – SORMAG
October 18 – Readin & Writin with Patricia
October 19 – APOOO

Literary Wonders Review

Date:                10/10/12
Title:                 If I Were Your Woman   
Author:             LaConnie Taylor-Jones 
ISBN 13:           978-0985576103
Pages:              172      
Publisher:         4 C’s Publishing           
Cover:              Paperback        
Rating:             3 Stars

Ralphael Baptiste, a music mogul, is a ladies’ man, and being so, he knew he could have any woman of his choosing, with the exception of Laney Houston. There was something about this wealthy doctor that has caused him to choose a vow of celibacy, and render him speechless every time she crosses his mind.

Laney Houston is a wealthy scientist and has a passion for healing. Being of mixed ancestry, not many approve of her status and are determined to put her in her place. Dr. Houston has a thing for Raphael, aka, Ray but she is keeping that secret to herself. She knows about his past and refuses to be another one of his conquests.

Ray and Laney find themselves in the middle of the action when Ray is diagnosed with a life threatening disease. There are people who want Ray out of the way and then there are those who want Laney out of the way. The two join together to fight their enemies and prove that love is much more than physical pleasure.

This was my first LaConnie Taylor-Jones read and I did enjoy it. The book is approximately 172 pages and I feel that there was more space and time to develop some of the scenes and relationships in the story.

I look forward to reading more from this author. 

Having Fun with LaConnie

1.Would you rather find true love or be filthy rich? Uuh, could I have a little of both - LOL!!  No seriously, love is something money can never buy.  It's priceless.

2.      Would you rather sing in the rain or dance in the streets?  Since I can't carry a tune if my life depended on it, I'd double down on dancing in the streets.

3.      Complete this sentence - If you were stranded on an island… I'd consider it a blessing from the duties of parenting three teenagers who think they know everything, but don’t know jack!

4.      Out of all your college experiences, what was the most fun? Staying up all night paying Bid Whist!

5.      If I came to your home and looked in your refrigerator, what would I find? Considering I have three teenagers at home, you'll always find pizza and sodas.

Follow the tour all week, leaving a comment at each stop, and be entered to win a new Kindle Fire HD courtesy of LaConnie!


  1. Hi LaConnie,
    I hope you are having a great time on this tour and gaining lots of new readers. I just finished If I Were Your Woman and loved it.

    Severine Johnson

  2. Hi, LaConnie: Last time we met up was RSJ in Chicago! Glad to "see" you again. I'm with you on doublling down on the dancing. Continued success to you and keep on writing!

  3. Hi LaConnie,
    So glad you're doing this virtual tour. I hope this allows new readers to find out about your wonderful work. Much success to you.

  4. Hey LaConnie...how do you stay so slim w/pizza and soda? Glad to hear that some things don't change


  5. Hi LaConnie,

    Don't stay out dancing in the street too long because we want more books! LOL.
    I hope you have a blast the rest of the week.

  6. Hi LaConnie, thank you for stopping by the Author's Hideaway. I wish you much success with your book and looking forward to reading your next title.

  7. Yolanda, thanks for hosting LaConnie today and thanks to all who have stopped by and supported the tour these first two days!

  8. Hi Laconnie,

    I love your books. Great blog tour.

    Claritta S.

  9. Hello LaConnie,

    Very glad to see you back and in print.

  10. Hi LaConnie -

    Yes - without pizzas and sodas, teenagers will say there is nothing in the house to eat. :)

    Glad you are back in print.


  11. I love your books, hope you have a great tour