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T.L. James

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TL James, born and raised in Houston, Texas, studied English at the University of Houston and Texas Southern University and graduated with an MBA from LeTourneau University.

There is where she cultivated an interest in biblical studies which is woven throughout the trilogy. She spent most of her educational career traveling and working in varies cities where she has met many characters and personalities for her fiction.

She often found her inspiration in the sound of her son's small steady breaths while he slept. As she developed the storyline for this labor of love, she worked tirelessly with her son constantly tucked around her waist. After eight months of sleepless nights, The MPire trilogy was completed.

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Death by Espresso - (Prequel to The MPire: Trinity) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: This Speculative Fiction Trilogy chronicles the life of the protagonist, financial guru, Mallory Haulm. His reluctance to accept his charge as Death, the forth horseman of the Apocalypse, collides Heaven and Earth and shatters his earthly paradise-perfect world. The journey takes you through family drama, corporate greed, scandals and epics wars older that Revelations.
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Jaree Francis From author to author!

Free sample

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T.L. James You are so WELCOME!!! Enjoy...

Simon wrote: "Thanks for seeking me out, TL."

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Simon Thanks for seeking me out, TL.

Shalonda Williams Hey TL. Dropping by to say Happy Holidays. Just added your book to my listmania dedicated to good reads from goodreads authors. I hope that all is going well.

Shalonda "Treasure" Williams
Author of PurposeFull You

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T.L. James Hey!

I am running my sale. $5+shipping. Let me know. I will even sign it for you!

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Diva Wass Good T.L...I'm buying books and yo book is next...I'm ordering that second part of The MPire today yo...holla

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I don't get to Goodreads nearly as often as I'd like because I'm writing my 4th book. So, I wanted to make sure and stop by and let you know that I am thrilled to be your friend here! Are you on twitter? My twitter name is: linc0lnpark

Have a fantastic day!


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Liane Spicer Thank you for accepting my friend request, T.L.!

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Daniel Chamberlayne Hi TL !!

Passing through your spot....showing you love !


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Dana Your recent feature with Nia Virtual Book Tours is available (via link) right here on GoodReads.

Nia Virtual Book Tours author interview with TL James.


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Shadonna Thanks for the add. Have a great weekend!

Marts  (Thinker) Request granted!
Nice to meet you.

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Toni hey have a great day

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John Wills Thank you for being a friend and we know a friend is one attached to another by affection or esteem. One that is of the same nation, party, or group that favors or promotes something, which is how we met here. I will just say you’re very special and a highly favored. I would greatly appreciate you’re viewing my webpage to read a full chapter and reviews to which one wrote:

"Not since The Color Purple have I read a book that evoked such emotions. John T. Wills possesses the ability to transport the reader directly into the life and struggles of his main characters story. I was educated in a way that did not afford me the benefit of truly understanding the significance of the historical events taught from a stand alone perspective. This book actually touched my heart and inspired me to increase the equity in my "dash"! Excellent -- Tonja Covington

Wishing you the blessings of peace, joy, and success…

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Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Qustion In My Profile.

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Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, TL!

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T.L. James it is not a romance novel or really sci-fi. The genre is called speculative fiction. It begs the question why if. The "sci-fi element" grows as a progession as the story goes on. Also it is a trilogy. So the second book opens the door into the family - that is where the romance ENDS!

Thank you. I am going on your review. I should have it to you by Monday.

Your book is extremely deep and detail. I look up some of your characters, and you spot on with the story.

My Lucifer takes a different path in my story.

Thank you for sharing your book with me too!

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Johanna I finished reading your book. You are a brilliant writer. You should be writing romance novels. It was great but I don't think it is sci fi. I think you would sell alot if you called it romance. Thanks for sharing your book with me.

Ramin_lion How do you know that you are in the year 2008?

چه جوری میفهمی که الان در سال 2008 هستی؟؟
1) You find out that your family that is not more than 3 people have 4 or 5 mobile telephone numbers.
یهو نگاه میکنی میبینی خانواده ات که 3 نفر بیشتر نیستن ؛ 4 یا 5 خط موبایل دارن
2) You send an Email to a work colleague even though he/she is sitting at a desk right next to yours.
واسه همکارت ایمیل میفرستی در حالی که میز بغل دستی تو نشسته
3) Your relationship with family members and friends that have no Email gets worse and you hardly contact them.
رابطه ات با اقوام و دوستانی که آدرس ایمیل ندارن رو به وخامت میره و تو به سختی میتونی باهاشون ارتباط داشته باشی
4) You park your car outside your house then use your mobile to phone the house to ask for assistance with carrying the shopping in.
شما ماشینتون رو جلوی خونه تون پارک میکنین ..بعدش موبایلتون رو در میارین و به خونه زنگ میزنین که بیان کمک و چیزایی که خریدین رو از ماشین پیاده کنن .
5) Every TV advert has an internet address at the bottom of the screen..
هر آگهی تلویزیونی یه آدرس اینترنتی هم زیرش داره
6) Leaving the house without taking your mobile phone with you makes you really stress and rush back to pick it up even though you managed to live without one for 20 or 30 years of your life.
وقتی خونه رو بدون همراه داشتن موبایلتون ترک میکنین باعث میشه استرس تمام وجودتون رو بگیره و دوباره با عجله برگردین خونه تا ورش دارین در حالی که قبلا بدون موبایل 20-30 سال از عمرتون رو گذروندین و بدون هیچ مشکلی
8) As soon as you wake up in the morning you check the internet even before you have your coffee.
صبحها قبل از خوردن چایی و قهوه تون تا بلند میشین اولین کاری که میکنین سر زدن به اینترنت هست
9) You are now reading this, smiling and shaking your head.
شما الان در حالی که این ایمیل رو میخونین سرتون رو تکون میدین و لبخند میزنین ...
10) You are so busy reading this that you didn’t even notice that this list has no number 7.
و این قدر سرگرم خوندن این ایمیل بودین که حتی توجه نکردین که این لیست شماره 7 نداشت ..
11) You went back up to check that there is no number 7.
شما دوباره برگشتین تا چک کنین که شماره 7 رو داشته یا نه؟
12) I am sure if you scrolled up that you will find number 7, its just that you didn’t notice it.
و من مطمئنم که اگه شما دوباره به بالا برگردین حتما شماره 7 رو پیدا میکنین ...این مال اینه که شما بهش توجه نکردین
13) You scrolled up again but you did not find number 7. I am making fun of you of course, this goes to show that you have no trust in yourself and that you believe anything said to you.
شما دوباره بر میگردین بالا ولی باز هم شماره 7 رو پیدا نمیکنین .. البته که من با شما شوخی کردم و این نشون میده که شما به خودتون هم اعتماد نمیکنین و هرچی بقیه بگن باور میکنین

Ramin_lion Hi T.L. Thanks so much for the add

شاد شدم ؛ از اينكه دوستي مرا فراخواند
اميدوارم سزاوار این دوستی باشم
و دوستان خوبي براي يكديگر باشيم

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T.L. James Thanks! I hope you get a chance to check out your website. www.authortljames.com

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Robert Thank you T.L. Best of luck with the books. They look fantastic!

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Johanna Sorry to hear about your loss. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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Johanna Did you get my book in the mail yet?

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Johanna I will be at the National Black Book Festival in Houston in May, the Black Writers Reunion and Conference in Las Vegas in June, and the National Black Bookclub Conference in Atlanta in July. Will you be attending any of these events? I would love to meet you.

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Johanna Glad to finally meet you. I plan to read your book. You are a woman after my own heart. Best wishes.

Shawnette Okay, T.L...I need to know how to get a copy of your book..."The MPire: Death Cometh"...amazon is temporarily out of stock...and I would like to continue with the saga...let me know where else it's being sold...thanks...enjoy the rest of your weekend...Happy Reading & Writing :-)

Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Just breezing through! Much love!!

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Melissa Santangelo Well when you are in town stop by the spa anytime and we will fit you in for a massage.

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Maria Hi T.L. Thanks for entering the book giveaway!

Good luck!


message 12: by Shawnette (last edited Oct 24, 2008 09:17PM)

Shawnette Hey, T.L...I'll definitely give you a holla if I have any questions...and I'll also let you know what I think when I'm finished...haven't gotten very far yet...it's been a busy week...but so far it's kept me turning the pages...that Mallory is something else...livin' large and in charge...definitely likes his "toys"...plastic and those of the "fleshy nature"...LOL

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Rita Thanks for the invite, T.L.! And congratulations!
All best wishes,

Bobbie  Crawford I haven't received it yet T.L. but I'll message you when it does arrive.
I'm looking forward to reading and reviewing it for sure!! :)

Bobbie  Crawford Thanks for adding me T.L. :)

Debbie Hi T.L.

Thank you for the "friend" request.



Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hey T.L., Thanks for the add. I see you got your MBA from LaTourneau. I work in Longview and have several friends that graduated there, too. Gotta love a Texan. LOL!

TL, I've added your book The MPire to my to-read list.

Andrea Kulman Maybe one day I will make it to your area. Thanks for responding... :o)

Shawnette Hey T.L...it's a pleasure to "formally" make your acquaintance...and thanks for the invite...I've seen your postings throughout some of the group discussions...congrats on your novel...is it a sci-fi read? Never really cared for sci-fi...but the book trailer left me intrigued...I will definitely have to check out your website and quite possibly your book...well looking forward to sharing more discussions, reviews and any/all recommendations...Happy Reading & Writing :-)

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T.L. James Thank you! You have a great weekend.

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Tony Thanks for the friendship add. Have a great weekend.

Tony Eldridge
Author of The Samson Effect

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