The Replacement Wife by Tiffany L. Warren: Spotlight and Excerpt
Tiffany, tell us a little about
you for having me on your blog.Well, I
am a woman who wears many hats. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and
children who supports my career.I have
written several successful plays. In addition, I am the founder and organizer
and Faith and Fiction Retreat.
I know that you are primarily a
Christian Fiction Writer. However, do you write other genres?
Yes, I have
a very popular young adult series.The
series are titled So For Real Series and Fab Life.As a mother, I want to make sure that our
youth are receiving positive messages. Therefore, I wanted to showcase
entertaining and positive messages through literature.
most eligible widower isn’t looking to remarry—but for one woman, that’s a mere
detail. . .
years after his beloved wife’s death, wealthy Quentin Chambers still hasn’t
returned to the church or his music ministry. Even his home is now devoid of
music, and without his attention, Quentin’s five children are getting out of
control—until his mother steps in and hires him a live-in nanny. Montana is
pretty, compassionate, church-going, and even has a beautiful singing voice.
The children take to her right away, and soon enough Quentin finds his heart
opening to faith—and love—once more. But not everyone loves Montana.
“friend” of Quentin’s first wife, Chloe has been scheming to become the next
Mrs. Chambers since the funeral. Chloe is convinced she’s just one seduction
away from a marriage proposal. Now she’ll do whatever it takes to get rid of
Montana—including blackmail, theft—and digging up a troublemaking man from
Montana’s past. But Chloe forgets she’s got secrets of her own, and the tables
may turn with a twist she never sees coming. . .
Chloe scanned the incredibly packed sanctuary and groaned. The only seats
available were in the balcony, and that just wouldn’t do. Chloe wanted to kick
herself for not gassing up her Benz the night before. That extra fourteen
minutes at the gas station had probably made all the difference. Now, instead
of sitting close enough to her next husband that he could smell her Chanel No.
5, she would be in the rafters with the unimportant attendees . . . unless she
could convince one of the ushers to seat her in front, where she so obviously
Chloe weighed her choices. One of the center aisles
was being guarded by a white-haired woman with a body like a Baltimore Ravens
lineman and a glare to match. Chloe immediately decided against her. She was
likely immune to any of Chloe’s charms and would probably have her removed from
the sanctuary for trying to sidestep the rules.
The other center aisle was being handled by a
distinguished and handsome man of about fifty years. Every few seconds he wiped
tears from his eyes. He probably knew the recently departed Chandra Chambers
personally. Had probably dined with the family in that gigantic mansion off
West Paces Ferry Road, right smack in the middle of Atlanta’s old money. He
was, without question, Chloe’s mark.
Chloe stumbled down the aisle, tears flowing freely,
and soft sobs escaping every few seconds. The sensitive usher approached her
and touched her arm.
“I’m so sorry, miss, but there are no more seats in
the main sanctuary. You’ll have to sit in the overflow.”
Chloe nodded and placed one hand on her chest. As
she’d hoped, the usher’s gaze follobosom.
“I know,” Chloe said in a throaty whisper, “but I just
want to look at Chandra one more time. We were roommates at Spelman, and she
was just like a sister to me.”
The usher looked unsure, so Chloe went in for the
kill. “When she was sick, she asked me to look after her babies for her. How
can I do that from the balcony?”
This settled it for the usher. Chloe was sure he
believed every word of her emotional speech. And why wouldn’t he? Who would lie
at a funeral about the wishes of the deceased?
Only a desperate person.
And as much as Chloe hated to admit it, she was
desperate, and her socialite status was in severe jeopardy. She had just a
couple hundred thousand dollars in the bank, which enabled her to strategize
without getting a nine to five, but it wouldn’t keep her in the society circles
she’d infiltrated with her late fiancé. Walter had been a billionaire. She’d
met him on the beach in St. Bart’s one holiday. Although he was seventy-eight,
Walter was spry and sexy, and he’d given Chloe everything her heart had
desired. Well . . . almost everything. He’d never made her his bride, and when
he died suddenly of an aneurysm, Walter’s children unceremoniously threw Chloe
out on her behind. All she had left was the sum of the gifts he’d given her—a
fully furnished townhouse, several large diamonds and other jewels, and a car.
Chloe tried not to draw too much attention to herself
as she followed the usher down to the front row. She wanted to be remembered by
only one person—Quentin. The lineman usher scowled, but Chloe’s friendly usher
made room for her on the aisle. None of the family paid attention to the extra
person in their pew. In fact, the family seemed to be in a tearful haze.
Quentin looked especially hopeless, but even still, his incredible good looks
made Chloe’s heart skip a beat. His caramel skin seemed to glow as tears
coursed down his face.
Chloe wanted to reach out and comfort him, pull him to
her saline plumped breasts and caress his pain away.
Yes, Chloe did believe she would have her some of
Quentin Chambers. And his millions.
wed her hand to her slightly surgically enhanced,
sufficiently heaving and bronzed
Tiffany L. Warren
Tiffany L. Warren is an author, playwright,
songwriter, songwriter, cook, and bargain shopper. other, and wife. Her debut
a Sista Should Do, was released in June of 2005
and has ministered to over 50,000 readers. Her second book,Farther than I Meant to Go, Longer than I Meant to Stay was
a national bestseller. She has gone on to pen fifteen novels including two
young adult series (So For RealandThe Fab Life) under pen name Nikki Carter.
In 2006, Tiffany and her husband, Brent, founded
Warren Productions and released their first gospel musical.What a Sista Should Do – The Stage Playdebuted in Cleveland, OH at the famed Allen Theatre. The play has
appeared to sold out audiences in Dallas, TX and starred R&B stars
Christopher Williams and Gary “Lil’ G” Jenkins. Their second musicalThe Replacement Wifedebuted in Dallas, TX
and starred Gospel and R&B legend Shirley Murdock and Tommy Ford from
Tiffany is also the visionary behind the Faith and
Fiction Retreat, a yearly conference where readers get the opportunity to
connect with some of their favorite faith based authors.The retreat’s Pitch Session is a hit
with aspiring authors, because they are able to present their book ideas to
industry deal makers. The
retreat has been in existence since 2007 and has been hosted in Dallas, TX;
Atlanta, GA; St Simons Island, GA; Orlando, FL and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
resides in northern Texas with her husband Brent and their five children.