Heart of the Matter Blog Tour

Announcing the Heart of the Matter Blog Tour.

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Erika speaks to Booker about the many facets of her love.


Heart of the Matter


Imagine this. Erika realizes she has fallen for bayou cowboy, Booker Templet and him for her. She’s a surrogate having his baby and isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo. Without a hint of conceit, she declares to him the thrills of loving her.




Erika entices Booker with her take on the Heart of the Matter.


She tells him:
“I’m dark, chocolate brown, sweet to the bone.

I’m fine wine chilled to perfection, silky smooth on the tongue.

I’m sweet Vidalia onions. Weep in joyful anticipation as you peel back my many layers.

I’m colorful prickly pears. Skills are required to get to my tangy core.

I’m USDA PRIME. But, no GMO you’ll find.




…enigmatic, I’m all of the above.

Plus, I’m a natural woman whose qualities make me—exhilarating—to love.”


© February 2016
Mickie Sherwood




Web Designer Erika Washington’s contract with her childhood best friend covers all possibilities about her pregnancy. But one unpredictable event redirects her future. As a donor-surrogate, what does one do when fate changes the plan and claims the lives of the intended parents? If you’re the selfless, strong-willed Erika Washington, you mount a defense to keep your baby.

Entrepreneur Booker Templet, owner of Templet’s Tasty Tails, secretly agrees to help his first cousin by being a donor for his baby. However, unfortunate circumstances change the course of Booker’s life. After he learns the identity of the other donor, Booker plans to be a part of his child’s life. No matter what.

Will Erika and Booker battle over custody of the baby? Will their horrible loss help them find consolation in each other’s arms? Or will fate intervene yet again?



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  1. Good luck with the book and the tour!

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