Reader Of The Spotlight


It was my pleasure interviewing another great reader. She lives in southern California and attended Cal State, where she majored in History… Dishanea Ervin!

She’s 27 with a crazy sweet tooth. Dishanea doesn’t have any kids as of yet, but she has an adorable and amazingly cute godson who she tries to keep every weekend. She’s a Virgo, so she wanted me to give a shout out to all the Virgo’s out there, and she loves the color purple. Three things you may not know about her: Dishanea is a hopeless romantic, she’s afraid of the dark, and I have a crush on Colin Firth.

  1. Outside of reading what do you like to do? I love to dance and I’m a major gladiator, absolutely love me some Scandal.
  2. What is your all time favorite book? My all time favorite book would have to be Indigo by Beverly Jenkins. For it to be a period/historical piece, it’s a great book.
  3. What are you reading right now? I’m currently reading Marrying the Millionaire: The Brides of Hilton Head Island Book Two by Sabrina Sims Mcafee. The first book was free on Kindle and after reading that one. I had to get the second book, she’s a really good author and the story lines are well developed and good.
  4. Favorite book you’ve read last year? The best book I read last year would have to be Vows of Deception by KK Harris. OMG all I can say is BOMB.
  5. Favorite place to read? I have two, the bath tub and my bed. I don’t know why but I can read in the bath tub for hours.
  6. What makes you love a book? The idea that true love actually exist. The bond that is displayed between family and the overall escape from your life when you read a great book.
  7. What will inspire you to recommend a book? After reading a great book and I feel like I have to read it again. Then I’m totally telling someone else about the book, and in addition to that I’m looking up the author to find other books written by that person.
  8. Favorite genre? I love all romance. Whether it’s IR, Paranormal, Historical, or just Contemporary.
  9. Do you have a reading snack? Lol, no just as long as I have something sweet.
  10. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? If the book is amazing then the author deserves your praises; however, if the book is lacking in some way give your opinion but in a respectable way. I don’t believe in bashing another person’s hard work. Give your input respectably and allow the persons to learn and grow from it.
  11. How many books do you usually read in a month? I have this bad habit of reading 4 to 5 books at time, finishing them all within a week. So I have to say anywhere from 16 to 20 in month.
  12. The longest you’ve gone without reading? This past April, it was a week of pure HELL. I was finishing a paper for my senior seminar class, which had to be perfect because I needed this class so I could graduate. Worst week of my life! Seriously, never want it to happen again.
  13. What would cause you to stop reading a book halfway through? If the author isn’t consistent with the plot. Like how can you forget the background of your own character? No, can’t do it, if the author can’t remember that the Hero of the book parents are dead and then ten chapters later he’s having dinner with his mother, that’s a problem. (Yes, I have read books like this).
  14. Name a book that made you angry? Some people might hate me for this but Brenda Jackson’s Courting Justice. I waited for this book, because I love Brenda Jackson and her writing is amazing, but this book was not her best. The main female character Peyton was horrible and as a reader I couldn’t relate to her.
  15. If you could be a character in a book, who would it be and why? If I had to choose a character, it would be Ashleigh from Pepper Pace’s Beast. Ms. Pace made her really relatable and I understood the self esteem issues she had because of her past and weight. Also the fact that she looked passed Christopher features and loved him for who was.
  16. Who are your favorite authors? Beverley Jenkins, Brenda Jackson, Ancelli, Ana E. Ross, Pepper Pace, Victoria Wells, Vivian Rose Lee, Francis Ray, Rochelle Alers, Melanie Schuster, KK Harris, Maureen Smith, D’Elen McClain, and Shelli Quinn.
  17. Have you ever considered writing a book? Yes, I have all these ideas in my head. But I don’t think I have the patience to sit down and write it all out, and plus it’ll take me away from reading.
  18. What makes you buy a book? If I’m a fan of the author then that’s all it takes. But usually the description pulls me and makes me want to read the book. Also the reviews posted by other readers help with my decision, whether there negative or positive.
  19. What is it about interracial stories that make you want to read them? I know for me, it’s my attraction to men outside of my race and knowing that a person could find love within any race. Regardless of society and family input.

Published by In Tune with IR Romance

I'm a romance author who believes love is colorblind, but not blinded to injustice. You can't help who you love regardless of their race. Making my words come to life is my passion. Join my couples as they navigate through trials and come out stronger in the end. Love is never easy but it's worth all the hard work.

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