Queen of the Castle by Lyndell Williams
Genre Interracial Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
From award-winning, bestselling author, Lyndell Williams, a story of bridled desire unleashed.
Tarika is happy living single. She loves her home—her castle—and is not looking for some man to try and take over everything she has built. When best friend, Hafsah throws Aqil her way, Tarika makes it clear that she is not interested in the shy man, who barely speaks to her. When she needs his help after an accident, she allows Aqil and his daughter into her life, making it difficult to resist his sexy gray eyes and sultry smile. The more time she spends with him, the harder it is to keep her distance.
Aqil planned to stay focused on rebuilding his life with his daughter after a messy divorce until he saw Tarika. He tries to maintain a respectful amount of space, but her confidence and beauty draw him in. He knows he has everything Tarika needs and gets closer to her, bringing them into a passionate abandon that can break down the walls of her inhibitions but may also shatter their lives.
Why did you write this book?
I like to write romances that highlight the beautiful imperfection of loving someone. People bring their personalities and experiences into relationships, which can affect how they come together.
Readers met main characters Tarika and Aqil in the book, Open to Love and became excited about their story. They struggle with the feeling burgeoning between them. Tarika doesn’t want to give up the single life and her autonomy. Aqil is rebuilding his life after a bitter divorce, so he is not ready to go headfirst into new a relationship.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Romance has been my favorite genre since I was a teenager. I am excited to write romances with a more diverse spectrum of characters from an expanse of backgrounds and layered experiences.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I don’t have a favorite character.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am working my keyboard to get Building on Broken Dreams to readers. It is book three in the steamy, gripping Brothers in Law interracial romance series. The novel features Maryam and Adam. Maryam is surviving an abuse relationship when she meets Adam. She tries to start a new life with him, but the past threatens to destroy them both.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Readers can be on the lookout for Building on Broken Dreams, The Trouble with that Sister (Open to Love Book Three) and a book in A Timeless Love Series.
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A bestselling author and award-winning writer, Lyndell Williams (Layla Abdullah-Poulos) holds a B.A. in Historical Studies and Literature, M.A. in Liberal Studies, and an AC in Women and Gender Studies. She is an adjunct instructor as well as an anti-racism and gender equity advocate. She is the senior New York trainer for the Muslim Anti-Racism collaborative.
Williams is a cultural critic with a background in literary criticism specializing in romance. She has been published in peer-review journals and presented at national conferences about Muslim and interracial romance fiction as well as racism, sexism and the Black Muslim experience.
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