Exciting News!

Christmas always makes me optimistic. So this past Christmas I decided to submit my books to writing competitions advertised by Romance Writers of America (RWA). I’ve been a proud member of RWA since before I published and if you plan on being a romance author I think they are an incredible organization to be associated with.

As the year progressed I actually forgot about these competitions until I received an e-mail stating that Fading to Black (Uninhibited #2), was a finalist in the New England Readers Choice Award under the erotic romance category. Suffice to say I was ecstatic. Even if I don’t win the honor of being a finalist is huge to me.

New England Readers Choice – Finalists

New England

Again this passing weekend I was surprised to get another e-mail stating that in the Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest, I also placed as a finalist in the erotic romance category with not only Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1), but Fading to Black (Uninhibited #2).

Write Touch Readers’ Choice Award – Finalists


I’m so excited about these awards!

***Some readers have been wondering when Surrendering to Black (Uninhibited #3) will be published. I am busy working on that book so the conclusion of the Uninhibited Series is satisfying.

I feel a great sense of responsibility to my readers. You all have been with me from the start and I don’t want to let you down. I know you are anxious for the book but I rather produce something you all will love than rush and not do Adam and Evelyn justice.


With so much love!

V.H. Luis



This is Going to be MY Year!

This is going to be MY year because I refuse to settle for anything less.

I think it’s natural for many of us to think we can’t accomplish minor goals, let alone our dreams. And of course with that attitude it’s a self fulfilling prophecy. It was that type of mentality that for years prevented me from publishing Waking to Black. Be it, those years did afford me the opportunity to proofread and refine Evie and Adam’s initial foray into falling-in-love territory—however they were riddled with self-doubt.

I wish I could say I’ve destroyed the self-doubt monster, but I haven’t.

What I can claim is that in self-publishing two books in 2018, I discovered readers do exist who enjoy what I write. Coasting on the wings of that type of attitude I submitted for a BookBub deal and to my surprise I was accepted for an international deal.

If you don’t know about BookBub, it’s suffice to say that this platform is a marketing unicorn for authors. Getting accepted by them for a feature deal is HUGE!

My deal is February 15, 2019 and I’m so excited.

If you don’t take the risk of being rejected you will never know the joy of being accepted. This is going to be MY year and I hope it’s YOUR year to!

P.S. I’ve been reworking the print-copy cover of Waking to Black. Hopefully I can figure out the formatting issue and I can update it on Amazon in the next few days.

Waking to Black-Print Cover


My Readers = AMAZING!

Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1), my debut book which was released six months ago currently  has (73) ratings on Goodreads, and (31) reviews. It has (24) reviews on Amazon and an overall rating of 4.3.

While this may seem like nothing to a more seasoned writer, this is more than I anticipated when I published.

Your words encouraged me. In the moments when I wasn’t sure if I should continue writing I would often read those reviews and they would motivate me to keep going. To have strangers read my work and enjoy themselves will forever, blow my mind.

You’ve been patiently waiting on Fading to Black (Uninhibited #2), and I hope it lives up to your expectations.


Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1), will have it’s first countdown deal with Amazon in celebration of Fading to Black’s release. It will be only .99 cents, from November 16-22.

Xpresso Book Tours

  • Blitz for Fading to Black (Uninhibited #2), November 20th to November 24th, 2018.

Blitz Details

  • Review Tour for Fading to Black (Uninhibited #2), January 28th to February 2nd, 2019.

Tour Details


If you are part of my newsletter you already received this excerpt…

This image really helped inspire the setting of Chapter Eleven, of Fading to Black.

If you read Waking to Black, you know Adam plays the piano. To the world he may be a severe business man but under that tough-guy exterior the soul of musician is struggling to be heard. Evie brings out the best of him…

Background - Piano - Newsletter1

This happened…

I took this picture the week Waking to Black was released. My mother called me ecstatic because the book was sporting the best seller tag. It was such a good moment. I remember my heart was racing—the fact that I was jumping up and down probably had something to do with it—and it’s literally one of the BEST memories I have of indie-publishing my debut book.

Six months later, I’m in the same boat. I’m about to release Fading to Black (Uninhibited #2). In fact, I just set it up on pre-order for November 20, 2018. I still have to set up a book tour, send out a newsletter, and offer those who have started this journey with me the opportunity to get an ARC.

In other words, I’m really busy and super damn late…

However, before I start to panic, I’m going to take a minute to relive the moment illustrated on that picture. Publishing Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1), was the realization of a dream. Going on a Book-Blog Tour hosted by the awesome people at Goddess Fish Promotion was amazing.

I met some incredible people since I started this journey. I’ve loved every minute.


Highlights of my May-June 2018 Book Tour for Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1)

Fabulous and Brunette
Erotica for All
Read Your Writes Book Reviews

Complete Book-Blog Tour: Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1)

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