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Get your Love & Revenge

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On the day that REVENGE OF THE MISTRESS was released, it debuted at the number 12 slot on iTunes top paid books. The next day it rose to #9. Thank you to all that downloaded from #iTunes. I want every reader to #GetYourRevenge and pick up #RevengeOfTheMistress.

Needless to say, I’m very excited now that all three novels in the Love and Revenge series are now available. Fans of my very first series may now read the conclusion to see what happens with Kiara Eason, Rashad Eason, Alexis McNeil, and the notorious side chick Nicole Green.


Here is some advance praise for REVENGE OF THE MISTRESS.

“A twisted tale of love, lies, betrayal and murder, you can’t put this book down until you’ve reached the very last page. Rax has a way of keeping you riveted. Wow!”

— RT Book Reviews
“Shocking yet satisfying ending for this drama.”— Booklist




And coming up in May 2017, the physical copy of the unabridged audio book for ROTM…you can listen to a few audio clips of the novel which is narrated by the great Lynnette Freeman.

But if you want to listen to the entire book now, you may order it via


Additionally, I must say that I was completely shocked when the first novel in the series, IF YOUR WIFE ONLY KNEW, was nominated for an AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERARY AWARDS SHOW award in the erotica category. It did not win but I enjoyed that the book got recognized.

IFWOK audiobook



Also, please join me on Facebook by liking or following these pages:

Cydney Rax’s Love and Revenge

And, my first ever FB fan page set up by one of my ardent supporters, Michelle Sloan.

CydneyRax Fans


Thanks for the support. Keep posting your comments and book reviews (no spoilers please) on any of the online websites such as (,, BooksAMillion,, and more.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for any other announcements about books, personal appearances, and other exciting ventures.

Stay safe and blessed always.




IYWOK cards


Praise for Cydney Rax’s Love & Revenge Series

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My Married Boyfriend

As Rax (If Your Wife Only Knew, 2016) continues her Love & Revenge series, she applies karma to these characters in surprising ways as rivals find ways to bond. At times Nicole and Rashad fall into stereotypes, but Rax’s strength is in showing growth, especially among her sympathetic female characters, and this tightly written soap opera rises above others in the genre. Fans of Kimberla Lawson Roby may enjoy this series.
Booklist Reviews

…Rax knows how to create baby momma drama…readers hooked on the first two books will eagerly await the final volume, Revenge of the Mistress, due February 2017.
Library Journal Review

Love and Revenge Novel Book 1

Love and Revenge Novel Book 1

If Your Wife Only Knew

Secrets, scandal, betrayal and revenge–there are no clean hands in the first book of this saga. Every one of the characters has a false sense of entitlement, and they are so, so wrong. A wild ride, this story is engrossing, and I can’t wait for the sequels.

– Romantic Times Book Reviews

Each turn in the plot makes things painfully worse in this soap-opera drama with plenty of surprises. The ending hints at even darker twists for the next installment in the new Love & Revenge series. Rax brings humor to extreme and painful situations, keeping readers glued to the page.
– Booklist Reviews

…quite a bit of juicy sex, and protagonists who concoct lies, cheat, and are totally selfish. A good fit for soap opera fans.
– Library Journal Review


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Hey hey now.

I’m very excited this morning. As you know, IF YOUR WIFE ONLY KNEW brought lots of fanfare, discussion and controversy. Just how I like it. And up next is the second novel in the Love & Revenge Series. It’s titled MY MARRIED BOYFRIEND. Now THAT’S a title for you. And the action continues with Rashad, Kiara, Nicole and Alexis. I so love these characters. They felt very real to me. They made me laugh. They are intriguing. And I hope that you will pick up a copy of book 2, read it, and post about it.


Now, here’s the fun part. My e-book of IYWOK is currently on sale everywhere for only $2.99. Great price for a great book. So get your copy and get ready for MMB which drops on 8/30.

Also, a book that I wrote a while ago is now in Target and Wal-Mart, plus at all the other online bookstores. It’s called BROTHERS & WIVES, and it’s the follow-up to MY HUSBAND’S GIRLFRIEND, another one of my popular novels that had a lot of tongues wagging, and got a bunch of women upset.




If that’s not enough, if you’re on Twitter tonight, I will be participating in LITish. You can drop authors a line, ask us questions, etc. My time slot is 6PM EST. My Twitter handle is NeeCee48204. See ya then. Thanks for your support as always.

Win a copy of my audiobook IF YOUR WIFE ONLY KNEW

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IFWOK audiobook

Starting today, Sunday, April 17, 2016, I am running a special contest that will reward one lucky person a copy of the IF YOUR WIFE ONLY KNEW audiobook. Just imagine yourself popping in a CD and listening to narrator Lisa Smith make the juicy story about Kiara, Rashad, Nicole, and Alexis come alive.

Audiobooks are perfect way to listen to books while you’re driving, chilling at home, or during your lunch break at work. They engage the imagination. And just about everyone that’s read my lastest novel has an opinion.

This contest is open to everyone and will run for two weeks until Sunday, May 1st.

All you have to do to be eligible to win is to visit my website.

Click on the Contacts link; completely fill out all of the sections (including your e-mail address) and send me a message. I want you to drop me a note and tell me:

(1) Which of my books have you read?

(2) How did you first hear about my books?

(3) What makes good reading in your opinion (what elements do you enjoy most when you read a novel?).

I will randomly select a winner by May 8th and will announce it via my blog and Facebook.

Good luck! Thanks for your support as always. And please spread the word about the contest.

Happy reading,

Cydney Rax

If Your Wife Only Knew by Cydney Rax

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I’m just popping in to say how very excited I am to find out that so many libraries across the U.S. and even in some parts of the world, have included my latest novel IF YOUR WIFE ONLY KNEW as part of their library collection. This is a dream come true. It seems like yesterday I would visit Houston area libraries and would read other books written by African American writers. Folks like E. Lynn Harris, Omar Tyree, Yolanda Joe, Marita Golden, Gloria Naylor, and so many others. They inspired me. And the reference books about writing and the publishing industry taught me.

So thanks to the hundreds of libraries that have purchased the book. And to the readers who are checking out the novel. Make sure and post your comments. You may contact me via my website or post on any online review site.

Another thing that I’m happy about are all the new readers that are discovering my works. Yes! That is an author’s dream. I can tell I have a brand new audience of folks that are getting to know my storylines and characters. Excellent and encouraging info.

BTW, I will be headed to a branch of the Houston Public Library on Feb. 26 at 2pm. Here is the info. Come out and see me at their Meet the Author event.

My Strawberry Banana Broccoli Smoothie Recipe

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Nothing Like A Good Tasting Smoothie
I am working from home today and decided to take a break. Ended up making a smoothie and wanted to share the recipe.
The good thing about homemade smoothies is you can add any ingredients you want. Here’s my recipe:

6 freshly sliced strawberries
2 fresh bananas
2 fresh broccoli spears
2 cups frozen strawberries
1/2 cup milk
1 strawberry yogurt
1 pineapple yogurt
2 cups apple cinammon tea
2 tablespoons pure honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinammon
1 tablespoon pure vanilla

Place all ingredients into electric blender. Add ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Enjoy. #Smoothie #Smoothies #GreenSmoothiecydney smoothie

WARNING: This is NOT a thick smoothie. Very liquid but still delish.

New Cydney Rax Audiobook – IF YOUR WIFE ONLY KNEW

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IFWOK audiobook

I really enjoy listening to an actor narrate my novels. It is amazing to hear the book come alive through the actor’s interpretation of my characters, especially when sound effects are added. You can visualize everything that is happening and it makes for an entertaining experience.

Just in time for the holidays a new audiobook is ready for pre-order.

You may now pre-order or order the audiobook of IF YOUR WIFE ONLY KNEW.

Here’s the link:

Order the audiobook

My novel drops on Tuesday 12/29. Make sure and post those book reviews online.

Thanks as always.

P.S. What do you think about this book cover? Hot or not?