AlTonya Washington


AlTonya Washington has been a romance novelist for 9 years. Her novel Finding Love Again won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Multicultural Romance in 2004. She lives in North Carolina and recently received her Masters Degree in Library Science. As T. Onyx, AlTonya released her third erotica title “Pleasure’s Powerhouse” in 2011. Her latest Harlequin/Kimani title is “Texas Love Song” first in the Lone Star Seduction Series to release in June 2012. The title will be followed up by the second book in the series “His Texas Touch” in July which has been nominated for the Romantic Times Magazine Award in the Best Series Romance Category. 2012 will also marked the release of the fourteenth title in her popular Ramsey/Tesano Saga “A Lover’s Sin”. The author begins 2013 with her next Harlequin/Kimani romance “Provocative Territory”.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
"Dream & Pretense: The Ramseys". This is actually a re-release. I want readers to know that upfront. For my loyal Ramsey (Ramsey Tesano) readers there is nothing new in this story that changes the scope of the series. I have recently regained my rights to the first two titles in the series "A Lover's Dream" & "A Lover's Pretense". With that being done, the company pulls their versions of the titles from the market so I had to re-release them under my own steam. I enjoyed this chance as it gave me the opportunity to release both novels in one package and I had the chance to add new scenes and flesh out a few areas of the books that I felt warranted more explanation. Loyal readers may be interested in knowing that there is a new short story placed between the two books "Lover's Muse: An Interlude"

*** Note To Readers*** I have just made available the short story "Lover's Muse: An Interlude" FREE here at Smashwords. For those of you caught up with the series and just want to read the short story, it's here for you. New Readers- feel free to take a peek as well. It shouldn't spoil anything for you if you'd like to test the waters and get a feel for the characters before you decide to dive in!
Happy Reading!
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A Lover's Mask
Price: $3.55 USD. Words: 59,790. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Fernando Ramsey wants the kind of love his parents never shared--a love based on equality and respect. Sadly, he hasn't met the woman to make his secret yearning come true, until he meets Contessa Warren. The Chicago publisher is everything Fernando desires....only…Contessa is out to prove the Ramseys are hip-deep in a scandal that could harm more than their family name.
Layers of the Past
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 76,000. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Huron Base has a name synonymous with power and intimidation. He’s made no apologies for doing what’s been necessary to survive a life rooted in poverty and pain. Endeavors drenched in blood and marked with bone have become his trademark in spite of his desire to be more-to be better. When he meets troubleshooter, Kamari Grade that desire receives the spark it’s been waiting on.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,050. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Kamari Grade was a well-known troubleshooter for the most discerning clients. But when called to investigate one of the most powerful men in financing, she's thrown into the world of Huron Base. For a man who could acquire anything, the allure of such a conquest was irresistible
Lover's Muse: An Interlude
Price: Free! Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Newlyweds Quest & Michaela Ramsey begin their lives together in the midst of a scandal that is about to rock Quest's family. The couple enjoy a brief interlude to share their most intimate secrets & indulge in the pleasure that thrives like a living thing between them. ** This story; along with books one and two of the Ramsey series, can also be found in the novel "Dream & Pretense:The Ramseys".
Dream and Pretense: The Ramseys
Price: $6.25 USD. Words: 140,130. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Powerful, Beautiful, Scandalous, Sexy- they are the Ramseys. Step inside a world of glamour, danger and family secrets. Secrets that include many ugly things, among them...murder.
When Ice Melts
Price: $5.25 USD. Words: 82,840. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Icia Graham's love affair with Rakim Transou had the makings of a fairytale romance until the night her life was traumatically changed forever. Icia put distance between herself and the only man she ever loved, until a series of events brings her right back to where she swore she'd never return-right back to Rakim and the horror that took her away from him.
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 18,610. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
The close of a large drug case marks the opening of a story laced with danger, enveloped in mystery and fringed by a sweltering attraction. Sybilla Ramsey couldn't decide whether she was more stunned by or suspicious of the fact that Caiphus Tesano; the man she'd been sleeping with, was now digging into a case she and her team had closed tight and efficiently.
Remember Love Redux
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,020. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Trinidad & Dominique Salem have a passionate marriage until a secret from the past & Trin’s anger-induced reactions drive Dom to a doomed flight in which she loses her memory. Fearing his wife dead, Trin’s feelings of remorse combine with his regret. When he discovers that she is alive, he prays she’ll make a full recovery but there are some things he prays she will never remember.
Mixed Signals
Price: $1.65 USD. Words: 25,180. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Gabriella Jackson knew her life was about to change the night Damian Frinks came to her rescue behind a Harlem nightclub. She was instantly captivated by the intriguing Jamaican male. Damian was equally captivated. He'd never met a woman with no desire to stroke, pamper or feed his ego. Still, the attraction was undeniable & they were determined to overcome all obstacles in the pursuit of ecstasy.

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