Sylvia Hubbard


Detroit native, Sylvia Hubbard, a single mother of three, has worked tirelessly to promote and encourage emerging writers in Michigan. She independently published her first romance novel in 2000 and has continued to write in that genre, sometimes venturing into other sub-genres. Always urban and contemporary styled, her writing is enjoyed all over the world. She has published 8 paperbacks and over 30 e-books.

The same year she published, Ms Hubbard also created Motown Writers Network to fill the lack of education and networking for Michigan authors online and offline. By 2004, she was frustrated that all the literary conferences had moved too far away from the city and co-created The Essence of Motown Literary Jam Conference held only in the City of Detroit annually.

In addition to romance writing, Hubbard has been featured at various conferences and workshops all over the United States and Canada, where she has taught authors how to sell their books on the Internet. She also published Internet Marketing for Writers & Businesses as a resource for those unable to attend her workshops. In the upcoming year, she will be featured in several anthologies and plans to publish additional e-books.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Detroit and although it was rife with crime and violence, my mother gave me words of advice. “You can live in this world, but the world doesn’t have to live in you.” With that, she gave me power to choose what affected me and how I was influenced.

Detroit became my world of uniqueness and any Detroiter will tell you, you really have to love this city and all its faults in order to live here. I do and its soul has influence me as a human being, a woman, a mother and especially, as a writer.
What do your fans mean to you?
EVERYTHING! I wish I could write fast enough to please them, but that would mean not sleeping or eating. Well, I wouldn’t mind, but I don’t think I’d live very long.

Hearing someone say, I loved your work, makes me giddy and nervous inside.

Originally, I wrote for me. I know that sounds selfish, but when I received so many rejection notices, I surmised maybe only I liked what I wrote. So I didn’t stop writing and I didn’t stop publishing, but I really thought no one else would like what I was writing. When I posted my book up for sale and got the first Paypal notification I had sold a book at three in the morning that was the best sleep I’d ever gotten. I think I smiled for two days and I didn’t even know who had purchased the work.

Now readers are saying the same thing I’ve said to myself and It’s truly amazing to me each and every time. When they share my work, do a review and even comment on a blog post, I’m honored each and every time because I’m still in a state of “I can’t believe they liked what I wrote” all the time.

By becoming my superfan, I conquered the fear of failure and didn’t give up. I love my fans for their support of all my literary endeavors and I pray I can continue to entertain them for years … or even centuries to come. (I bet Shakespeare thought the same way.)
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Where to find Sylvia Hubbard online


Black Family
When crazy is the only family you know... How can you find love in a normal world?
Heart of Detroit
The time has come for you to choose #TeamKing or #TeamLethal. Who will win in a war with a family where no one chooses a side, but everyoone wants to win? The Heart of Detroit Series is waiting for you. Grab all seven standalone books to catch up now.
Dark Facade
She discovers a secret society in Detroit and unfortunately it could be the end of her.
Dark Facade (Book One)
Price: $0.99 USD.
Dark Facade (Book Two)
Price: $1.49 USD.
Dark Facade (Book Three)
Price: $1.99 USD.
Dark Facade (Book Four)
Price: $2.99 USD.
Mistaken Identity Series
Premise polyamorous standalone books with reverse harems for mmf. Do not need to be read in order
Drawing The Line
Price: $2.99 USD.
Mistaken Identity
Price: $1.99 USD.
Stealing Innocence
Premise: Woman takes advantage of a man. He seeks revenge.


She Works Hard for the Money
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 127,740. Language: American English. Published: May 2, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Multicultural & Interracial
By needing to get over a broken heart, she gave herself to a broken man.
The Trouble With Gabrielle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,530. Language: American English. Published: October 7, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Multicultural & Interracial, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Alone... Pregnant... And About to be Murdered. When a one-night stand ends in pregnancy and the tragic murder of wealthy bachelor Oliver Farnsworth, Gabrielle Payne finds herself ensnared in a deadly game of greed and deception. As she uncovers shocking family secrets within the haunting walls of the Farnsworth mansion, she realizes her life, and the life of her unborn child, hang in the balance.
Black's Innocence
Series: Black Family. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,120. Language: American English. Published: February 26, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Lauren planned the perfect life, with the perfect husband, but nothing could prepare her for Tyler Black. An intoxicating tale of love, betrayal, and redemption. 'Black’s Innocence' follows Lauren, a woman whose pursuit of a perfect life traps her in an unpredictable web of deceit. From an annulled marriage to an intense bargain with a man she despises, will Lauren reclaim her life or fall victim
Emperor's Heart Part II
Series: Heart of Detroit, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,750. Language: American English. Published: November 28, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A man's powerful addiction could lead to the death of her. Emperor's Heart is the second installment from Emperor's Addiction but the sixth standalone book in the Heart of Detroit Series
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,850. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Madison goal to find beauty outside of herself leads her on a dangerous journey with a stranger. Will she end up losing everything to find the beauty she has been searching for?
Tanner's Devil
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,310. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In Detroit, strange things can happen. What does a Duke, a Former Street Doctor & Prostitute and A Pimp with a very big gun have to do with one another in 21st City of Detroit? Find out in Tanner's Devil. Can an urban woman find love in a world not her own? Or give it up and accept her fate with her ex-pimp?
His Substitute Wife... My Sister Book Two
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,030. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Erotica, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Pick off where Book One ends as sisters: Charisse, Chyna and Cheyenne all want one man, Parker! One sister will die, another will lose everything and one will get everything that she wants.
His Substitute Wife... My Sister Book One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,610. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Erotica, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
One sister will die, another will lose everything and one will get everything that she wants.
Secret, Lies & Family Ties
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,360. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Erotica, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Perfect Opportunities Lead To Wicked Affairs. Grae finds the perfect moment to take advantage of a fantasy, but it may lead to earthshattering revelationships, she's not ready to face about Ezekiel Chambers.
Emperor's Addiction: Heart of Detroit Series
Series: Heart of Detroit, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,900. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Erotica, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Promises broken, lines crossed, morals forgotten... Book One in the life of the notorious Emperor Heart.
Dark Facade (Book Four)
Series: Dark Facade, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,720. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense & Mystery, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The End To Darkness... In Book Four, the last of the saga, With nowhere else to go, Maxine realizes she has to return to the “chamber” one… last… time… But her last time may be the end… for her.
Dark Facade (Book Three)
Series: Dark Facade, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,750. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Evil Behind The Mask... In the third book, Maxine vows never to return to the secret society and never give in to a man's lust, yet...
Dark Facade (Book Two)
Series: Dark Facade, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 21,370. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When The Dark Comes... As the saga continues, Maxine infiltrates The Masquerade, an underground secret society of wealthy men who believe money can buy everything, including treating women however they please.
Dark Facade (Book One)
Series: Dark Facade, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,900. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Maxine, an AA graphic designer who has no life, realizes that her best friend and coworker disappeared the day after telling Maxine she was going out on a hot date with a man she met on the Internet. Now it's up to Maxine to find out what happened to Lisa and who was this mysterious man, who emailed his picture to her friend that Maxine just can't stop thinking about.
The Mysterious Mr. Black (Black Family Series)
Series: Black Family. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,500. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Action & Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.75 from 8 reviews)
Running from an abusive man into the arms of the dangerous mysterious stranger... what's a woman to do?
Love 101: Mistaken Identity Part Deux
Series: Mistaken Identity Series. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,750. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Learning To Love... again... After teacher is mistaken as a student and decides to push the envelope with a stranger her whole world is turned upside down. Sequel to Love 101 and the continuing saga of Mistaken Identity series.
Hope Is Love - Black Family Series
Series: Black Family. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 96,250. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When there is nothing else to hope for... HOPE IS LOVE. Book 2 of the Black Family Series
La Ravanche Des Trois (Revenge of Three) - Black Family Series
Series: Black Family. Price: Free! Words: 55,850. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Sometimes fighting back is not worth the fight, especially when love is involved.
Drawing The Line
Series: Mistaken Identity Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,700. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
How can she resist her boss... and his brother... Andrew and Paul need a way to keep their company and they give Shane an offer she cannot refuse.
Sin's Iniquity
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 133,150. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Do you fight the feeling when you know it's wrong? Interracial romance/suspense by Queen of Cliffhanger, Michigan's Literary Diva and author of over 25 novels!
Red Heart: Heart of Detroit Series
Series: Heart of Detroit, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,960. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Falling In Love With A Killer Is Never A Good Idea Jode comes home to say goodbye to her best friend, but believes her first love, Red Heart could be the killer. This book is part of The Heart Of Detroit Series
Cabin Fever: Heart of Detroit Series
Series: Heart of Detroit, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Beauty is only skin deep, but deceit is to the bone... Meet Prince Heart in the Heart of Detroit Series. Collect them all by this author.
Love 101
Price: Free! Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
A teacher mistaken as a student decides to push the envelope and explore her lustful instincts with a stranger.
Sweet Justice
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Her diary is lost and the finder knows who she is and gives her the option to fulfill one fantasy with no strings attached. As horny as she is, she's willing to take him up on his offer and give her sexually sweet justice.
Stone's Revenge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,010. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
As the son of a serial killer, getting revenge will be sweet!
Mistaken Identity
Series: Mistaken Identity Series. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,420. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
One Woman's Deceit Leads to Ultimate Delight | For years Dana has loved Jerome from afar and for years Dana has watched her twin sister take everything she has wanted - Even Jerome. So when Dana is given the opportunity to take her sister's place on the wedding night, Dana jumps on it - or more like jumps on Jerome. Yet, her deceit to her brother-in-law may make her the fool in the end.
Silent Lynx: Heart of Detroit Series
Series: Heart of Detroit, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(3.60 from 5 reviews)
Spoil, defiant Tanae would like nothing better than her father to leave her alone and let her do what she wants to do despite his warnings that her life could be in jeopardy. One night, she sneaks away from home, but before long she's in the hands of a strong powerful kidnapper who would like nothing more than to ring her neck.
Diamond In The Rough: Heart of Detroit Series
Series: Heart of Detroit, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 26,380. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
A story of chances, stealing, and love inside a city & man where all hope is gone. Can one woman change his destiny? Or will loneliness take over and leave him hopeless?
BabyDoll: Heart of Detroit Series
Series: Heart of Detroit, Book 2. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 12,830. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
A stranger in a dark alley changes Pendulyn's life, when he has his way with her. She finds out there is much more to this dark, mysterious man than what she thought. In the end, she learns an unforgettable lesson in pleasure, but also deceit, lies and pain.
Deceptive Nights
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,320. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.50 from 10 reviews)
When her husband leaves her with nothing, Phoebe Green vows to never give another man any part of her heart or her body without getting something in return. Jacoby Knight just wants to find a woman, who wants to join themselves with his body and not his massive bank account. These two strangers meet and find they can meet each other needs, yet one night won't do when passion this hot meets.
Forbidden Fruit: If I Were Your Woman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Somethings just should't be tasted; Especially the tormented neighbor's husband across the street from Latrese.
Stealing Innocence II: The Ravishment
Series: Stealing Innocence, Book 2. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 74,510. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Erotica
The first time was a mistake; The second time is straight up Revenge! Standalone #darkromance #highsuspense
Stealing Innocence I
Series: Stealing Innocence, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 103,250. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Tying a man down to get what she wants, leads to sweet payback... First book in the Stealing Innocence Saga
Love Like This - Black Family Series
Series: Black Family. Price: Free! Words: 39,250. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
(3.60 from 15 reviews)
He Never Knew It Could Be Love Like This. Book 1 in The Black Family Series
Diary of A. . .
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,820. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Sheryl Banks decided to start this diary of ...(well she doesn't know yet, LOL) Join her on her journey to find what every woman wants: a man. A good man! Her life isn't that exciting, but she think it's sure to keep you on your toes (smiling wickedly).
Road To Freedom
Price: Free! Words: 102,630. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2009 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
(4.45 from 11 reviews)
Whitney escapes her cruel stepfather's home only to fall into the hands of a man bent on revenge against her stepfather. Whitney prays her stepsister, Erica will have enough strength inside of herself to fight with Whitney and hopefully their father won't turn Erica back to the dark side of greed.

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Smashwords book reviews by Sylvia Hubbard

  • The 10-Minute PR Checklist - Earn the Publicity You Deserve on May 24, 2011

    I enjoyed this quick resourceful read that offer easy and valuable suggestions to authors to help with their PR.
  • Peyton's Playmate on Nov. 17, 2012
    (no rating)
    inspired by the cover to purchase and made easy to download in my kindle i actually thought this was a nice sexy short. of course, i wish it were longer. thank you!