Phoenix Entertainment and Development

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nobody's Business By M.J. Kane

M.J. Kane stumbled into writing. An avid reader, this once stay-at-home mom never lost the overactive imagination of an only child. As an adult she made up stories, though never shared them, to keep herself entertained. It wasn’t until surviving a traumatic medical incident in 2006 that she found a reason to let the characters inhabiting her imagination free.  Upon the suggestion of her husband, she commandeered his laptop and allowed the characters to take life. It was that, or look over her shoulder for men caring a purple strait jacket. And the rest, as they say, is history.
No longer a television addict, if M.J. isn’t reading a book by one of her favorite authors, she’s battling with her creative muse to balance writing and being a wife and mother. She resides in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with her high school sweetheart, four wonderful children, and four pit bulls. During the day, MJ is a librarian, in her spare time she is director of a local writer’s group, or online connecting with readers and other authors. Other activities she enjoys include: creating custom floral arrangements, assisting her children in their creative pursuits of music and art, and supporting her husband’s music production business, 3D Sounds.
MJ’s debut novel, A Heart Not Easily Broken, Book one of the Butterfly Memoirs, became an instant Amazon Bestseller in Multicultural Romance and African-American Literature and Fiction within hours of publication. It has also spent time on the African-American Women’s Fiction and African-American Romance Bestsellers lists.

You can find MJ on social networking sites, sharing writing tips, talking about music, life, and family. She’s always excited to meet new people. Connect with her via the websites below. 

Trevon Campbell’s world changed the moment his ex-girlfriend announced he was a father. Determined to make up for his past mistakes, he gives Trina what she wanted before their breakup, what feels like his soul, which means forgetting the woman he had a one-night stand with, the woman who stole his heart.

Kai Malone doesn’t want to play by her family’s rules. Instead of working for the family business, she became a firefighter. Being a female of multicultural descent, working in a field dominated by men, Kai focuses on her job to ignore the infidelity of her fiancĂ©. Tired of his deceit, she gave in to a one-night stand with a complete stranger, someone she’d never have to see again…or so she thought.

When tragedy strikes, their worlds collide, leaving them no choice but to deal with each other again. It doesn’t take long for them to realize the attraction that brought them together the first time is stronger than ever, forcing Trevon to make the biggest decision of his life.

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Amazon: Nobody's Business (The Butterfly Memoirs Book 4) - Kindle edition by M.J. Kane. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @
Barnes and Noble: Mj Kane | Barnes & Noble
itunes link; Nobody's Business



Tell us a about yourself.
I am a long time reader, turned author, who used to be a stay-at-home mom. I’ve been married to my high school sweet heart for 21 years, and have four wonderful kids.  Events in my life and in those close to me have inspired me to write stories that reflect the realities of life, love, and relationships. If there is one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that we all portray what we want the world to see, but rarely does anyone know what’s really going on inside. My goal with The Butterfly Memoirs series is to present stories that readers can connect to on a personal level. I want readers to walk away feeling inspired, encouraged, and have their minds and hearts open to the world around them. From the reviews and comments I’ve gotten from my readers, it seems my goals have been met. It’s my intention to keep it up for as long as I write!

How long have you been writing and what inspired you to write?
I started my writing journey in 2009 when a medical emergency a few years before left me recovering and discouraged. One day my husband challenged me to do something I’d done for fun a few years before, take a short fan fic story I’d written about the show Lost, and add more to it. I tried, but felt like I wasn’t doing the character I created justice, forcing her to fit the mode of someone else’s imagination. Before I knew it, I was checking books out from the library to learn the art of writing, and staying up late to create a character and tell a story that started to grow. I pulled from my personal experiences and was inspired by those of people around me. After a few years of tears, frustration, and disappointment, determination took over. In 2012, the first novel of The Butterfly Memoirs, A Heart Not Easily Broken, was published. Since then, I have published a total of four in the series, but have plans for at least two more.

Who has been your greatest writing inspiration? 

My family and myself. Knowing that a few years ago, I had absolutely no dreams of becoming an author, and yet managed to stumble upon something that I feel is a calling to do and to be good at it…I couldn’t imagine life being another way. My family has been not only an inspiration, but a major support system. I can’t imagine starting this journey without them.

Now a little more about you: If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring (excluding family, laptop, or writing utensils)? 

A really good book, a shovel, a bucket….I could stay entertained, have something to fight with, kill food with, chop with, and dig with, and a bucket to carry stuff, cook in, and collect rain water.

We find out the world is going to end tomorrow. How do you live your last day? 

With my family and away from life’s pressures. We’d go to the beach or the woods next to a peaceful stream to enjoy nature without worrying about what everyone else is doing. 

If we were to make a movie of your life, who would play the part of you? 

Well, I’ve had several people say that Taraji P. Henson and I favor. I don’t see it, but if others do, I’d love for her to play me!

Tell us 5 random things about yourself. 

1)     I love Skittles

2)     The Sims is my favorite video game

3)     I stopped perming my hair and went back to natural 9 years ago and love it!!

4)     I sleep in the bed covered with a blanket from head to toe, even in the summer time, with the air conditioner and the ceiling fan on.  It drives my husband crazy.

5)     I can’t seem to sleep past 5:45 AM at any time!!! Except if I went to bed at 2 AM…

What are the three places you have always wanted to visit but have not yet?
The Grand Canyon

The Harry Potter part of Universal Studios

Los Angeles, California

Okay, crystal ball time. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? 
Halfway through writing/publishing another series and riding high on the New York Bestsellers List! (Hey, a girl can only dream!)

 “Do you know what you’re going to say to him?” Ricky closed up the makeup kit he used and stuffed it back into his bag.

“To who?”

He rolled his eyes. “Malik.”

I shook my head. “Cheating Bastard. He doesn’t get to go by his birth name anymore.”

Ricky chuckled.

“Honestly? I have nothing to say. We were together for too long. If he wanted to end our relationship, he should have manned up and said so. I don’t know why he thought I’d be cool with him cheating on me.”

Ricky shot me a sideways glance. “Uh, probably because you let it go on for so long?” he supplied.

I sighed. He was right. I did let it go on. And on. And on. For some stupid reason I thought he’d get tired of it all and stay with me.

Nope. Didn’t happen.

So what did I do?

Repaid the ‘favor’ and had a fling of my own. Well, it was more of a one-night-affair. And to be honest, it couldn’t be called cheating. After promising to meet me so we could discuss our relationship and work things out, Malik conveniently became ‘unavailable’ at the last moment. Fed up with his lies, I called everything off. The wedding, that had yet to be planned, and our relationship in general. I didn’t want anything else to do with him.

Since I was already dressed up and too angry to sit alone at home and get depressed, I went to a bar to celebrate my decision. While I gave off all kinds of signals that said to any man in the vicinity, ‘leave me the hell alone,’ one man managed to talk to me.  And what did I do? Gave him hell, fussed, cussed, and damn near accused him of being the one who broke my heart.

And he let me.

When my tantrum was over, he bought me a drink and we managed to have a decent conversation. He was tall, had the sexiest shade of dark brown eyes, and a smile that made it impossible to not stare at his mouth.

After a few hours of decent conversation, it was obvious we were attracted to one another. So, I took advantage of the situation and decided that a few hours spent in bed with a man I would never see again would be the perfect way to take my mind off my broken heart.

After all, Atlanta was a big town. What were the odds of crossing paths with him again?

Apparently in my world, they were one-hundred percent.

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