DJ Gatsby Book Club Spotlights: Author & TV Show Creator IRIS BOLLING

IRIS..2014 5Iris Bolling was born in Richmond, Virginia, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. She is currently a Workforce Development Trainer with the Commonwealth of Virginia, providing management training and professional development consultation for the state workforce.

To combine the areas in her life she enjoys the most, education, politics and romance, Iris Bolling penned her first manuscript, Once You’ve Touched the Heart, which was release in March 2008. Since that time she has released five additional books in The Heart Series. The Heart Series, which consist of The Heart of Him, Look Into My Heart, A Heart Divided, A Lost Heart and The Heart, have captivated the eyes and heart of readers.

In May of 2011, Iris introduced a new cast of Characters in her novel Night of Seduction/Heaven’s Gate. The Pendleton Rule, which was released in February of 2013 the sequel.

In April of 2010 Iris was named Debut Author the Year, at the Romance Slam Jam Conference. Her novel, Once You’ve Touched the Heart was voted the Readers Choice Award with Shades of Romance Magazine for, Romance Book of the Year. Iris was voted Romance Author of the Year and Author of the Year. Her novel A Lost Heart was nominated Romantic Suspense Novel of the Year, at the 2011 Romance Slam Jam. In 2012, her novel, The Heart won Hero of The Year for her character Al “Turk” Day. Showing the ability to continuously introduce award winning novels, Iris’s introduction of her new series, Gems & Gents, titled, Teach Me won The Heroine of The Year at the 2013 Emma Awards for her character Diamond Lassiter.

Her passions are reading (especially romance novels), writing, sports and politics.  An active proponent of state and federal educational issues, she continues to encourage young adults to pursue their education.  She also volunteers with her local registrar’s office, promoting voter registration in the African-American community.

The Heart Television Series

the heart 2014 1The Heart Television Series is a sexy new political drama that premiered on the CW Richmond in February of  2014. Birthed from the very successful and award winning series by Iris Bolling, The Heart already has a grand following as readers anxiously await the transition of this story from print to film. J.D. Harrison is an attorney rising in the political ranks at a swift pace. The only thing that can knock this playboy down is the love he finds when meeting Tracey Washington. Still, nothing is as easy as it seems when you are aging for keeps, and the heart is involved.  Tensions escalate when this man of morals is placed in the fire with long term goals of reaching the ultimate presidential office. Many look to bring him down a notch, but with a team of friends who have his back and the love of his life in his corner, viewers will feel the heat through their television screen each week as J.D. defies the odds!

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JD Harrison has the talent, passion and desire to rise in the political ranks.  Everyone can see it, except him. For JD, his focus is on doing what’s right to make the community he works and lives in a better place.

Tracey Washington’s life has never been all roses. Shunned by a mother who never wanted her, protected from a far by a brother who orchestrates the streets like a corporate organization, she has always felt alone. Her love life has been nonexistent until fate brings her path to cross with JD.

In the first season of this sexy political drama, life propels out of control. From a ladies man who has to turn down his natural urges to be with the one his heart truly desires, to the streets crossing over into the political world. The Heart television series will bring you through a wide range of emotions, hanging on to the very last moment.

If your mind is what you want stimulated and your heart is what you want captured, then The Heart Series is where you need to go.

  • Once You’ve Touched The Heart
  • The Heart of Him
  • Look Into My Heart
  • A Heart Divided
  • A Lost Heart
  • The Heart

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