24 December 2007

Happy Holidays!!!

Happy Holidays Y'all:

I hope you have a safe and wonderful time with family and friends.

Please don't forget the men and women who are away from loved ones and family this season while serving their country.


04 November 2007

New Contract

Hey, wanted to share that I got offered a contract with Phaze Publishing for a story I wrote for the Phaze Phenom Cover contest. No release date yet, but I'm very excited about this.
Happy reading,

30 October 2007

Buy a book, help charity

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

November is poppy month, the time of the year when we wear ared poppy in memory of those who laid
down their lives for our sakes

As Remembrance Sunday approaches, to pay tribute to our brave soldiers and those they’ve left behind, Total-e-Bound release our tribute anthology.

Total-e-bound wanted to do something to show our own real brave warriors—who fight to defend us and their countries every day—just how much their bravery means to us.

Being an ex-army wife myself, and having been brought up with the forces as a child, I know what it’s like for the families when the soldiers go off to war. The pain, emotion and worry those families endure, never knowing if their loved ones will come home.

I also know of their strength and courage in the face of adversity, and I know just how much the forces wives band together to create a solid and structured support network for each other, the likes of which you just don’t get in civilian life. But for sadly far too many, the pain and hardship goes on way beyond the scope of support networks and memorial parades, news reports and flag waving. As the years pass and the world moves on—news reports become historical texts. Memories fade for many but for some the pain is silent and deep, very real and enduring.

A forces life is not an easy one for the families waiting back home, but they are the backbone—the glue that holds it all together.

So for this anthology, we wanted to give something back. Give something to the wives and families who endure and who have loved and lost.

Total-e-Bound’s profits from this anthology will be going to Forces Benevolent Funds to support and help those families who have lost their husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, in the recent conflicts.

Remember to wear your poppy with pride.

Claire Siemaszkiewicz
Managing Director
Total-e-Bound Publishing

Our authors involved in this anthology would also like to say a few words as to why they decided to get involved in this project:

The opportunity to partner with Total-e-Bound for such a wonderful cause was a chance I didn’t wish to miss. While I am an author, first and foremost I am a Navy wife so if there was a way my writing could help families who have lost loved ones during these current conflicts, I knew I had to give it a shot. Military families are very often overlooked and I thank TEB for doing such a charity and allowing me to be a part of it.
~Aliyah Burke

I chose to participate in the Camouflaged Hearts anthology primarily due to the energy that evolved around the discussions and emails concerning this project. It just seemed right and meaningful. When I began the story, it took on its own voice and I loved writing about Emmy's journey. I hope you all enjoy!
~Jennah Sharpe

I have several family members who have served in the military, and I’ve seen first-hand, the struggles that military families endure as their soldiers are deployed. Participating in this anthology felt like tangible way to help in a situation where I’ve often felt helpless. In addition, I’ve also seen how love can flourish during these times, and I wanted to show that it’s possible for something beautiful to arise from the horror of war.
~Bronwyn Green

I was thrilled by the opportunity to participate in the Camouflaged Heart anthology from Total-e-Bound. What a magnificent idea for a publisher to donate their profits to charity...and I wondered, how could I do less?

My daughter, you see, fell in love with a soldier. It was a wild, thrill of a ride, heightened by the realization he would be deploying to Iraq within weeks of their meeting.
When he returned safely, they married, a fairytale event in a local park, a hurried event before their move to Texas.
We're among the lucky. CJ has, thankfully, been safe. But as we know, a great number of his comrades have not been.
Whit and my beautiful grandbaby live with the knowledge that time is precious, that every moment with CJ is to be cherished.
I've seen amazing bravery as they each watch the calendar tick toward the date of the next deployment.
In honor of the brave service people throughout the world, I am proud to donate every penny of my earnings to charity, as well.
~SL Majors
Please, it doesn't take long to buy an ebook and the decision to do so would help out the loved ones of those who have given their lives for us.
the anthology will be released 12 Nov 2007
Thank you,
~Aliyah Burke

10 October 2007

A launch party

Good afternoon y'all:

Just wanted to stop in and say for those that have time stop by the launch party of Total Ebound. They are giving away prizes, having great articles and just tons of all around fun. If you don't have time...make some. It's worth it to stop by.


Happy happy,

08 September 2007

I admit it, it's a plug.

Hey y'all. I am going to admit this outloud. I am plugging these upcoming anthologies from Total E-bound...but...the cause is well worth it.

Here is their information:
New Military Anthology - A celebration of our heroic soldiers.
We've closed the doors to the submissions on the soldiers anthology, so thank you to everyone who sent in their manuscripts for consideration. Remember, we will be releasing this anthology in November for charity, and all Total-e-bound Publishing proceeds will go to forces benevolent funds for army wives who have lost husbands in the recent conflicts. So, make sure you come on over to TEB and buy a copy - besides, who could resist soldiers?! *sigh* I LOVE a man in uniform!

I have been given the release date of 12 Nov 07 for at least the anthology that my story is in. Please support this cause, we all love to read and to give aid by doing so is a bonus.
Happy reading,

26 July 2007

Feeling better

Okay, so it's been a while since I've written anything. I know. Sorry. I finally got another book published, a short book, $1.99 cost, but hey, at least I am getting back out there. So I am feeling better.
I know most of you don't really care but I do and I wanted to share. So now that I did, I'm gone.
Have a great day.

Happy reading,

04 July 2007

Happy Fourth of July!!!

Just wanted to wish everyone out there a Happy Fourth of July.

Don't forget our men and women who are serving this country, keep them in your prayers.

Happy holiday,


13 June 2007


Okay, y'all:

Just wanted to share that I have an interview up with The Romance Erotica Connection. It is another chance to peep inside my crazy head.


I'm under the interviews and in the author spotlight regarding the upcoming book from Red Rose Publishing, A Little White Lie. I want to thank them for allowing me the oppurtunity to be interviewed and put in the spotlight for a little bit.

Happy reading,

09 June 2007


Okay y’all. I’ve been tagged. Just newly have a blog and have been tagged not once, but twice. Granted I was tagged even before I got the blog…but still.

Here are the rules:

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2.People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

Here are my eight random facts. Enjoy!

1) I love big trucks.
2) I’m a country girl at heart; city life is hard for me.
3) I used to shave my head.
4) Stargazing is a passion of mine
5) Military men make me drool (okay, those that know me…I know it’s not random but work w/ me here.)
6) I’m reading Shakespeare’s works in alphabetical order. (something I can thank Julia Quinn for)
7) I was home schooled for a while
8) I absolutely love to eat popcorn when I read.

And I haven’t forgotten, although I bet they wish I did, the eight people I have so chosen. I’m beggin’ each one of y’all to forgive me:
L.T. Rashard
Layne Blacque
Crystal B. Bright
Taige Crenshaw
Shiree McCarver
Savannah Frierson
T.J. Michaels
Gillian Kiernan

First Post of the new Blog

Hello readers.

This is my first attempt at a blog so please bear with me. Please feel free to ask me questions or make comments.

I have a new website just launched:
www.aliyah-burke.com please stop by, look it over and don't forget to sign the guestbook.

I am so excited about this and look forward to becoming more fluent in the blogging world.

Happy reading,
~Aliyah Burke

ps: please be easy on me...at least until my feet are well soaked in the waters.