AlTonya Washington

Biography

AlTonya Washington has been a published romance novelist for 10 years and is a two time winner of The Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer's Choice Award . In addition to being an author, AlTonya also works as a college Reference Librarian. Writing as T. Onyx, AlTonya has also crafted a string of very popular erotica titles. Her long-running and popular Ramsey/Tesano romantic suspense series will soon conclude. "Lover's Origin: Black Island", "A Lover's Return" and "Book of Scandal: The Tesano Elders" will mark the last three titles in the saga.

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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Books

Lover's Origin: Black Island
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 44,600. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Receiving a mysterious package with directions to journey to an island half way around the world should have raised suspicion as well as caution for Persephone James, but what stirred most was her curiosity. With no thought of consequence or danger Persephone found herself in a place that should’ve only existed in an adventure story...or a horror novel.
Between Love and Hate
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Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 84,260. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Cahlir Decker and Bizay Donneeter had an extraordinary involvement that resulted in more than either of them ever intended. Their connection went deeper than the sexual chemistry that sizzled to life between them. At least, that was what Biz thought until their enjoyable time together ended when she woke one morning to an empty bed and no sign of Cahlir.
A Lover's Control
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Price: $5.75 USD. Words: 90,900. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Caiphus Tesano and SyBilla Ramsey are are at the top of their game. They must remain there, for they are on the verge of vanquishing a monster they’ve spent their careers chasing. Instead of basking in the anticpation of triumph, the tough-as-nails duo is wrought with emotion induced by years of hard work and little time to explore the electric attraction that exists between them.
A Lover's Mask
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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
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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.
Layers
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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
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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
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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
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Price: $5.25 USD. Words: 82,840. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » 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.
Vestige
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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
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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
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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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