Category: Kianna Writes

DAUGHTERS OF A NATION: A Radiant Soul

Hey, Y’all! It’s that time again. I’ll wait while you celebrate.   Today, I’m going to give you a look into my story in the upcoming DAUGHTERS OF A NATION anthology. As some of you know, the theme of the anthology is focused on the role Black women played in the American suffrage movement. Our stories Read More

Sneak Peek: A Sultry Love Song

Hey, y’all! This week I’m giving you a super exclusive look into my upcoming Kimani release, A SULTRY LOVE SONG. The book releases October 24 in print and November 1 in ebook. I love the cover, don’t you? Take a look at this excerpt, to get a feel for the unbelievable chemistry between Marco and Read More

Face Game: The Basics

Time to get cute, y’all. I’ve had a few people comment on my “flawless” skin. I put that in quote because in reality, my skin is far less than perfect. I have some dark marks and acne scarring, as well as an oily T-zone that just burns my biscuits. I take care of my skin Read More

Recap: San Diego Shenanigans

Hi, y’all! I’m back with a recap of my recent trip to San Diego. Lemme start off by saying that West Coast to East Coast travel is no joke. It’s not a game, people. I took a red-eye back, lost 3 whole hours of sleep in the air, and walked off that plane looking like Read More

Writing Life: The Summer Slide

I’m back, y’all! Let the celebratory dancing begin! When you hear the phrase “summer slide,” it often refers to the amount of things children forget during the typical three month American summer break. Teachers spend nine long months instructing our kids, and they spend three months letting it all leak out through their ears, apparently. Read More

#FineReadables: Another Man’s Treasure by Joy Avery

  Rejoice! It’s time for #FineReadables, y’all!   Book Title: Another Man’s Treasure Publication Date: June 18, 2016 ASIN: B01HAKBZ0Q Genre: Contemporary Romance By day, Joy Avery works as a customer service assistant. By night, the North Carolina native travels to imaginary worlds—creating characters whose romantic journeys invariably end happily ever after. Since she was Read More

Review: Urban Decay Vice Cream Lipstick

Time for a lipstick review, y’all! Here’s a general overview of my reviewing process for cosmetics. I evaluate the product on four key factors: color payoff, texture, staying power, and pricing. These are the most important things I use to make my buying decisions. Each factor will be assigned a grade (A+ being the best, F- Read More

Writing Life: Finding my Zen

Hey, y’all! Today I’m talking about “Finding My Zen”- or getting myself in a positive headspace. I’ve had a lot of things happen in my career over the last several months, most of which are great blessings. They also came as a surprise to me, because I’m used to just keeping my head down and Read More

Beauty Game: Nude Nails

    Hey, y’all! Time for some summery nude nails. I know, I know. You’re probably like, where in the world has Kianna been? *hangs head in shame* Sorry, y’all. I have been running around to events and on back to back deadlines for weeks now. As a matter of fact, I’m still trapped in Read More

A Worthy Legacy

Hey, y’all. Today, I must take a brief hiatus from the things I usually speak about on this platform, to do what must be done. I see my blog as a journal of sorts, meant to give a little insight into the worlds I inhabit. As a writer, this is a therapeutic activity for me, Read More

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