Introducing, “The Opposite of Hew,” A Novella by Lisa W. Tetting

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I would like to introduce my friend and author, Lisa W. Tetting. We met almost four years ago on the blogs here at WordPress. It has been a pleasure watching and reading Lisa’s writing journey.

I’ve read and reviewed many of her books. Click HERE to read my review of Egyptian Nights, one of my favorites, written under her pen name, L. Loren. Egyptian Nights is part of her LoveRotica series.

Lisa explains:

I write love stories with an edge of sexy that I like to call LoveRotica. To the rest of the world, they are erotic romance novels. This is adult content, so I have to insist that you’re over 18 years to read them. My stories will feature a strong female protagonist with flaws and challenges. Since I am an African American woman, I will tend to write from that perspective, however, as a creative creature, I reserve the right to change things up a bit.

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Here’s a little bit about Lisa:

I have created stories… ever since I can remember. In grade school when I felt self-conscious I would imagine people I wanted to meet, places I wanted to go, and things I wanted to do. I wrote them on paper tablets and read them aloud in the comfort of my bedroom. I never allowed anyone to read them for fear of criticism, but I wrote them just the same. I have always enjoyed watching plays and movies and was fascinated by poems and short stories about foreign worlds and people. My desire to write was there, but I kept it locked inside.

Always told children should be seen and not heard, I developed my observation skills at a young age. That skill set has stayed with me my whole life. Having, what I like to think as, empathic abilities, I wanted to write in order to be express the feelings observed in others…Always keeping a watchful eye out for anything interesting happening in my small town.

My Junior year of college, I was further introduced to African American Literature and found inspiration knowing someone like me could be a world-renowned writer. I gained more confidence knowing one day students might actually read one of my stories as a part of their curriculum. With encouragement from my professor, I began to feed my imagination and attempted to quench my thirst for stories that stirred up emotions inside me. My favorite books list includes Their Eyes Were Watching God and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, both very emotional tales. Even though my area of study was Business Administration, I never strayed from the love I had for writing.

Currently, I found the courage to leave my corporate job to try my hand at living my dream as a writer. I brushed off my writing skills and rekindled my love of storytelling.

Who knows, one day students may find inspiration in my words as I found in the words of those who paved the way for me. I will pursue my writing as if this notion is already a reality, because I am a firm believer in speaking things into existence. I hope others connect with my writing and learn great lessons as well. I look forward to connecting with my readers and having great exchanges.

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I’m excited to read this new novella and I bet you are too!

Lisa shared:

“This is not your typical romance novel. The sex is light and a lot less descriptive than my L. Loren work.”

Okay, let’s get to the good stuff! Here’s everything you need to know about this new and exciting release from Lisa Tetting. ❤

The Opposite of Hew

The Opposite of Hew

A BWWM Novella by Lisa W. Tetting

Kay McQueen is different from the women in her family. She lives her life for her, not for a man. Though she enjoys an occasional romp with a sexy man, she is not looking for Mr. Right. Her goals in life are to build her home health care business and to travel the world. Well, at least she has her business life together. The travel thing, not so much. That is until her favorite aunt passes away, leaving a journal with her final wishes.

As far as Kay knows, Aunt Gigi is the ultimate single girl, the life of the party, even pushing eighty years old. What she finds in Gigi’s journal causes her to rethink her position on love and marriage. She embarks on a dual-purpose journey; to scatter Gigi’s ashes and to discover love. Along the way, she encounters a man named Heath who is tall, sexy, and has magical hands. His kisses set her body on fire, but when she finds out his true identity, she wants to set him on fire, literally.

Find out how Kay handles the situation and see exactly who Heath is and what it means to Kay’s family. When these two worlds collide, the outcome is explosive. Heath’s lies and deception finally catch up with him, as Kay finds that what she was looking for, she already had. Discover why Happily Ever After isn’t always what it seems.

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Read an excerpt here:

I allowed my alarm to blare into the room for three minutes before I begrudgingly unearthed myself from the mountain of covers on my California King. My bed is super comfy, but that’s not the reason I didn’t want to leave it. This was the most dreaded day of the year! This was the day when ALL of my family members got together, for the sole purpose of finding me a man. The McQueen family reunion!

You may think I was overreacting, but I swear, ever since I turned forty they have been coming out of the woodwork. Aunties, uncles, cousins, play cousins, brothers that I don’t have and sisters that I wish I didn’t all congregated under the guise of family, just to torture me. If I had to hear ‘Kay, when are you gonna find you a man and have some babies?’ one more time, I think I might join a convent. That would shut them up. On second thought, the nuns would probably be giving me the side eye too.

I finally made it onto my feet in a standing position and stumbled into the bathroom to take care of my business. Before the water could even heat in the shower my big sister, Tessa, was blowing up my phone. Mind you, I had a gas water heater, so the water was always hot. I should let her old melon head go to voicemail, but she will keep calling until I answer.

“Good morning Tess. What’s good?”

“What’s good? What young boy did you learn that from? You sound like your nephew when he’s talking to his friends.”

“Did you call to give me lessons on millennial phrases and culture, or was there a purpose to this call?”

I rolled my eyes and removed my toothbrush from its holder, spreading toothpaste on the bristles. I may as well brush while she ranted. There would be no way for me to get a word in edgewise. Putting the call on speaker, I placed my phone on the counter so I could groom properly without being rude.

“Eww, who pissed in your cornflakes this morning? Anywho, I just wanted to make sure you were up. You can’t be late for the festivities this year. Auntie Gigi has been asking for you since everyone arrived last night. You should have seen that woman trying to twerk. I swear, Kay if you don’t get your act together, you will turn out just like her. Old, sad and alone, trying to shake your behind with the young folk.”

Tessa never did get along with Auntie Gigi, but she was my favorite aunt. Somehow, Tessa thought comparing me to her would be an insult, but I would love to live the kind of life Gigi had. Pushing eighty years old and could twerk? Are you kidding me? #lifegoals

My older sister made a habit of asking me when I was going to settle down and get married. That was her way of showing me that she cared, but her inquiries annoyed me. As a forty-something strong African American woman, I did not need a man to validate my life!  Though, if I was being honest, I definitely want one sometimes.

Available on Amazon, and FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

How to Connect With This Author:

You can find L. Loren on her blog: llorenwriter.wordpress.com

Twitter: L. Loren @RebirthofLisa

Facebook: @l.lorenwriter

Hugs n kisses Thanks for stopping in to meet Lisa and to hear about her new novella, “The Opposite of Hew.” ❤

Silver’s #Book Reviews – “The Layover, The WanderLynn Experience Book One,” By Author, L. Loren

  • Title:  The Layover, The WanderLynn Experience Book One
  • Author: L. Loren
  • File Size: 1483 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Untamed Publishing, LLC
  • Publication Date: October 4, 2016
  • Sold by Amazon Digital Services, LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01LWOLFLY
  • Formats: Paperback and Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Romance, Romantic Erotica, Erotica

*The author provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review*


“Vivacious, witty and feisty, Lynn Sutton is living the life she desires, with the smarts to match and no strings attached. As the successful owner of a luxury travel concierge service, she is building an empire that only a goddess like her can handle. Until one day, life throws the ultimate curve ball when she loses her only sister in a tragic car accident and becomes the sole guardian of her niece and nephew. After years of focusing solely on the twins and her career, Lynn is left with the empty nest syndrome when the twins go off to college.

She decides it’s time to refocus on herself and her love life. And she’s got her sights set on one man…Connor.
Wealthy and intelligent, Connor Wyatt has never found his true love. Trapped in an arranged and loveless marriage, he craves the one thing his wife refuses to give him, a family. When he meets the beautiful aunt of the young man he is mentoring, she immediately awakens his dormant heart and loins. When his marriage falls apart, he renews his friendship with the beautiful and curvy Lynn in the hopes that he can rekindle a fire that has been smoldering within for years. And an unexpected flight layover brings Connor the chance of his lifetime.

The chemistry between the two is undeniable, but outside forces threaten to douse their inferno forever. Will this love connection finally be made? Or is it already too late?”


Lynn and Conner’s love story is told in such a way that it sweeps you off your feet right along with them. Both of the characters are believable and totally likable. Conner’s wife is a real piece of work. Lynn has issues with her best friend that she didn’t even know existed, and her bestie is the kind of woman that doesn’t want to be deterred. Add in some drama from a niece and nephew and you have the ingredients to create a “spicy” love story.

The author, L. Loren, spins a tale filled with ample humor and interesting characters. I loved that Lynn seemed to be starting over in her life after shouldering the responsibility of raising her niece and nephew. Her new love story comes at a time when she is ripe for fresh adventures. The perfect setting for a new romance.

I won’t kid you here. There is explicit sex in this story. Nevertheless, those erotic scenes emphasized Lynn’s feelings for Conner and made their entire love story more credible.

This is L. Loren’s début novel, and there are plans for Lynn and Conner’s love story to continue. The Wanderlynn Experience – Island Adventures, is the title of book two. I can’t wait to find out what happens to Conner and Lynn this time! I know it will be a fun and humor packed adventure.


Character Believability: 4
Flow and Pace: 4
Reader Engagement: 4
Reader Enrichment: 4
Reader Enjoyment: 4
Overall Rate: 4 out of 5 stars

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Author, L. Loren

About L. Loren:

Lisa W. Tetting is the author of the novel, The Mistreatment of Zora Langston, and creator of Rebirthoflisa, her personal blog. She is a former call center supervisor, who, after much thought and angst, decided to change her life by living her dream. She grew up in a small town in North Carolina and loves that she is a Southern Girl. She has been happily married to her wonderful husband for a little over 14 years, and they currently reside in Tampa, Florida. Lisa’s favorite writers include Maya Angelou, Octavia Butler, Zora Neale Hurston, and Edgar Allan Poe.

“LoveRotica” is a Love Story with an Edge of Sexy! The name was created by author L. Loren, the pen name for Lisa W. Tetting. If you enjoy reading sexy novels that burn the sheets up, then you’re at the right page!

My first series is called The WanderLynn Experience. It contains 3 books of BWWM heat. The first book in the series The Layover will be released in October 2016 with the second book, Island Adventures and the third, Destination Home following close behind.

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TOMORROW’S THE DAY TO GET YOUR COPY!

Here’s how to stay connected with L. Loren:

www.lisawtetting.com/loverotica
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www.facebook.com/l.lorenwriter

http://llorenwriter.wordpress.com

http://rebirthoflisa.wordpress.com

www.twitter.com/rebirthoflisa

http://pinterest.com/rebirthoflisa/the-layover-wanderlynn-experience/

(Please note that the featured image is from the author’s blog at Rebirth of Lisa.com)

Thanks for stopping by!

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