Guest Blogger & Author Reading: LaConnie Taylor-Jones

During an author interview several months ago, the interviewer asked, “So, tell me, what genre do you write?”

I thought about the question for a moment, and proudly replied, “Old School Romance.”

Now you’re probably wondering exactly what old school romance is!
Well, I grew up during the era when groups like the O’Jays, The Manhattans, and The Spinners cranked out hits, after hits, after glorious hits.  Talk about classic love songs!! Even today, the lyrics vividly portray the love, passion, and commitment between the right man and woman.

Aaah…now you get the picture!!

So listen to this excerpt from my latest novel, When a Man Loves a Woman below and see for yourself why I’m an “Old School Romance” writer at heart!

Author Bio

LaConnie Taylor-Jones , is a health educator consultant and holds advanced degrees in community public health and business administration. Married, she is the mother of four and resides with her family in Northern California.

For over twenty-five years, Ms. Taylor-Jones has been an avid romance reader. In the summer of 2003 a challenge from her husband made her seize the opportunity to blend her enthusiasm for teaching health, social responsibility and social justice with her love for reading the genre. Her experience as a health educator sparked a multitude of storylines and her romance, which she defines as the spirit of adventure, played a pivotal part in her road to publication. In a little over four years, she’s authored three full-length novels.

Ms. Taylor-Jones is an active member of the Contra Costa Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the African American Community Health Advisory Committee, Black Women Organized for Political Action, and the San Francisco Area and Black Diamond chapters of Romance Writers of America.

More about When a Man Loves a Woman . . .

Book Synopsis:

What do you do when you are in love with someone who won’t give you the time of day? How do you convince her that she really is meant to spend the rest of her life with you when she avoids you at all costs? These are a few questions that Alcee Jules (A.J.) Baptiste must answer. He knows that he wants to spend his life with Victoria (Vic) Bennett, but she wants nothing to do with love and even less to do with him. So it will take quite a bit of scheming on his part (and his family’s part) to win her over. Oh but when he does, Victoria will confess that their love, really, is a love for all times!

When a Man Loves a Woman
LaConnie Taylor-Jones
Genesis Press, April 2008
$6.99 US; ISBN: 1585712744
On sale now wherever books are sold and online at and

To learn more about this Old School Romance writer, visit her online at

To follow her Virtual Book Tour throughout the month of August 2008, visit her blog at

There are 4 comments for this article
  1. Marlive Harris at 6:39 pm

    LaConnie, I grew up listening to greats like – O’Jays, The Manhattans, and The Spinners – too! So I can certainly relate to you being an “old school” romance writer, and you can even refer to me as an “old school” romance reader — LOL!

    Ty, THANK YOU so much for hosting our Love For All Times Virtual Book Tour today and I love the new website too!


  2. LaConnie at 5:31 pm

    Hi Ty:

    My thanks to you and all the members of Written Voices for hosting me on my tour!!


  3. wvoices-admin at 8:10 pm

    Thank you LaConnie and Marlive for the opportunity! Continue to have a blessed Virtual Book Tour.


  4. Missy at 5:39 pm

    “Old School Romance” was a wonderful reply LaConnie. I consider myself an old school femme, I love “old school jams and life.

    I so look forward to meeting and talking with you. I enjoyed “When A Man Loves A Woman” and how well you delivered the story. I loved it!!!