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Through spell binding prose and expert storytelling Cheryl invites you to a world where love is dangerous, and allegiances are tested. These themes are echoed in both of Cheryl's novels, Every Goodbye Ain't Gone, released in February 2006, and her latest release in September 2008, This Ain't Over.
A unique hallmark of Cheryl's writing is the use of the novella, rather than the novel format. Cheryl understands that her reader’s lead busy lives and many don’t have the time to dedicate to long novels. To ensure that busy professionals of today aren't cheated out of a quality reading experience she developed her One Night Stand series of novellas, which includes both of her current titles. These novels offer readers pure entertainment, strong character development, and exciting plot twists without requiring the reader to reschedule their current commitments.
It’s the best of both worlds for Cheryl’s readers as they are able to enjoy quality writing that fits into their busy schedules. Many of her readers comment that the books were so captivating that they finished it in one night yet didn’t feel cheated out of a complete and well conceived story.
Cheryl’s passion for writing was born in high school when her beloved grandfather passed away. The pain of her loss eased as she penned a short story in his honor entitled Going Home. All through high school and college, Cheryl continued to write poetry, and short stories, which she shared with only her closest friends.
However in 2005, she promised her daughter, and God, that she would no longer ignore her love of writing. The following year she self-published her first novel. Though Cheryl faced many of the time constraints of working mothers everywhere such as juggling work and family, she tireless promoted her book all along the east coast of the US. After completing her book tour for her debut novella, she began working on the sequel This Ain’t Over which debuted in 2008 to critical acclaim.
Most recently Cheryl is completing her third book to be released in 2014.
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Deliver Us From Evil and Forgive Us Our Trespasses. Deliver Us From Evil is a thrilling story about mystery man Spencer McNeel and his girlfriend Tori Maxwell. Tori slowly unravels the truth about her man and his past and present, but not without paying the ultimate price.
Not only is she the author of adult fiction, but native New Yorker, April Alisa Marquette, is an editor. She garnered her love for reading from her mother, a songwriter/recording artist. Ever active in the arts, mom often read to April and her siblings when they were quite young. From her father who pastored, she learned to research/write, a prelude to her realistic fiction.
Whether she's penning fiction or non-fiction, she'd like to make readers pause, and think. She also offers hope. Happily married, she does not succumb to the notion that every story should have an upbeat ending. However, while creating her unforgettable works, she would like for readers to glimpse light at the end of the tunnel. As a reader herself, April has a soft spot for other readers. It is why she is most interested in what they have to say. Therefore on the 'Contact' page, she welcomes comments. And don't forget to check out her videos!
While attending college she enjoyed Creative Writing and Literature electives. Thus, the path for her life was charted. However, on the journey to becoming an author, she worked at Manhattan publishing houses and on Wall Street, for one of Americas most recognized real estate tycoons. This author whose women's fiction has been called 'spicy' has also worked in the commercial technology arena.
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In Improbable, a story of love and coming of age, readers get to watch Gemma and Jeremy grow up and become a power couple. Undeniably riveting and sexy, readers will never see certain twists or turns coming…
She is a lingerie model, one that fuels the dreams of millions of men the world over. Second generation Hollywood, she becomes a successful actress and a chart-topping movie producer. Her name is Gemma Janelle, and rumor has it that three influential men are deeply in love with her. This is her story.
He is über sexy. With a French accent and a fiefdom fit for a king, he alone is the heir to two fortunes. He is Jeremy Baptiste Harden. Brooding and often filled with angst, he is the man atop Gemma’s A-list. Yet there are times when he would rather not love her. He is also sick of seeing her likeness in the tabloids – with other men, but he remains a slave to his heart.
She all but clawed her way out of a dark past; now she wants to live in the light, the spotlight to be exact. However, Gemma Janelle occupies that spot. Fresh from the backwoods, bottled-blond Ashlee is nobody’s bimbo. Boobtaculous and determined, she vows to break Jeremy away from that black chick Gemma. Then Ashlee will get everything she has ever dreamed of, right?
See how feelings can become twisted and thereby take a wrong turn – or two.
Fumi Hancock :Filmmaker, screenwriter, bestselling author, TV/ Radio show host, public speaker philanthropist
While living in New York she hosted, produced and directed a local Christian “Straight Talk”in conjuction with the Rhema Prayer Ministries, Inc. as well as a 30 minutes talk show called “Stepping Out with Dr Fumi.”In addition, she has coordinated several programs for women and children with many social service agencies in New York and New Jersey areas, ranging from foster care, adoption, second chance homes for battered women.
As the President of Adassa Adumori Foundation, a US based 501(c )3 nonprofit organization in Tennessee, doing work in Africa and other 3rd World countries; she recently interviewed the African Union Ambassador to the US. She is a noted Mental Health columnist for the New American Times, an Immigrant Newspaper serving Middle Tennessee and has been invited to guest speak at several women’s conferences in the US as well as address governmental leaders such as governors and highly placed business executives in the international arena.
Fumi has been featured in various newspapers and online magazines such as Princeton Packet, The Tennessean. She has been instrumental in assisting start-up organization with their business development and is often called on to help dysfunctional organizations get back to the successful road. She has also written several inspirational Books, Starting Right Now, Diary of an African Princess as well as eBooks: 2Respectmylife.com; Her Online Television Program: Princess in Suburbia was recently released in the year (2013). It is a place dedicated to love, life, relationships and everything in-between. With many women (men alike requesting to be coached by dynamic Innovation Gurus) alongside Yolanda Shields, they are preparing to launch their very first Business Coaching Enterprise Let’s Go Innovate™ with a city tour across the United States of America.
Fumi "Stephanie" Hancock is a walking example of how an ordinary person from a shackled life of broken promises and shattered dreams can live a fulfilled destiny. After twenty years of dropping her pen, she picks it right back up again by releasing November 2012 Teens Amazon Bestseller -The Grimmlyn Series: The Adventures of Jewell Cardwell, Hydra's Nest. Though graduated with a postgraduate degree in communication arts, and undergraduate degrees in English studies and nursing, she ascribes her writing to her life experiences. She aspires to one day write a mystery/detective novel for the adult audience. But for now, she is content with her young adult audience. With her background in nursing, she gently nurses her unusual characters to life for her readers to enjoy. Her second book in the Grimmlyn series, The Sorcerer’s Purgatory is scheduled for release soon.
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SIBERIA TONKA, an African Immigrant's life turns upside down when she mistakenly loses a family artifact while desperately seeking relief from her heap of debt in America! Unknowst to her, she unleashes a mystical power around her in America and also amongst her loved ones in Africa. She must race to save her sister's life by retrieving the family artifact while juggling her two unexpected and very different love interests, an African US based wealthy art collector and a simple American consignment store owner. Who wins her heart and will she save her sister in time?
Lauren Alicia (Michigan native), is her parents' 20-something year old grown kid of divorce, and the author of Dear Divorce, Thank You (even though I HATE you) Sincerely, My Parents' Grown Kid: A Journey of Hate, Healing and Understanding.
Alicia is a Parsons the New School for Design graduate with a B.B.A. in Design + Management, business/design enthusiast, blogger and collaborator.
In her past time/procrastinating from studying in college, she had her first taste of writing, penning rap verses in her dorm room and only a select few can confirm this as true. Trained by Parsons in business writing and development, she's able to adapt this knowledge into telling her own story. This knowledge helped create her first blog + collaborative, GYC-GirlYOUCrazy.com in 2012, where Lauren Alicia considers herself to be the "Queen of the Process," sharing her own "Girl YOU Crazy" story. As part of her blog, she gifts readers with a free book at the end of the year, publishing through issuu.com, Don't Take the Elevator and Framed Stanzas. Dear Divorce, Thank You... is Alicia's first commercially published book in print format, and directly about a sensitive area of her life.
Since committing to writing as part of her journey, Alicia answers the question: How has your life affected your writing voice? "My life is my writing voice. It's my experience, my journey, and the best story I can tell is my own. At times, I do wish I was writing fiction but some things need to be presented plain and clear. I have written down some titles that I hope to explore in a fiction format, but like they say, all fiction has a hint of truth...right?"
Wanting to have something to call her own that she created, Alicia continues to allow her experiences to evolve into the reality she always imagined.
About the Book
You think parents have a lot to say about their divorce...
Lauren Alicia journeys through being a child of divorce now grown in a series of segments and personal letters designed to confront, cope, learn, decide and apply, providing space for readers to write their own personal letter entries. Dear Divorce, Thank You (even though I HATE you) Sincerely, My Parents' Grown Kid: A Journey of Hate, Healing and Understanding is an intimate conversation about what it feels and looks like to no longer be permitted to live the normal you always knew, and positively moving forward from our experiences. Alicia confesses moments when her present paid for past hurts of her parents' divorce, making this book for our sanity and the purpose of moving forward to a better place.
Through using a conversational writing style, this is a book readers experience, not necessarily a how-to guide, and insight for parents and outsiders (if that makes sense)... Moving past all of divorce's promising statistics for its reality, the family, the people, the normal everyone knew, and the unfiltered honesty...which is where the hate comes in.
Born on 11 May 1992 in Johannesburg of two Congolese (Democratic Republic of Congo) parents, Stella Mpisi is the second born of a family of three beautiful girls. In 2003, both her parents died simultaneously in a car accident leaving my sisters and I orphaned. After the tragic death, things turned upside down and life took an unexpected turn.
In 2010 she wrote her first novel, an autobiography entitled “Sweet Memories: Tears of a melody” which was published in January. In 2011, Stella co-founded a multimedia production company, Sheer Magic Productions. The company, which offers various services such as photography, videography, event management and other, has a mission which entails the education of youth through means of media.
Today she is the Executive Producer and Creative Director at Sheer Magic Productions as well as an active writer, blogger and philanthropist. She am also an activist against colourism and a public speaker.
About the Book
After the simultaneous death of both her parents due to a fatal car accident, ten year old Stella Mpisi and her two sisters are orphaned and left alone. About a year after the tragic loss, Stella and her younger sister are taken illegally and by force out of South Africa and are brought to an unfamiliar country were they suffer both physically and emotionally for nearly six years.
Tears of a melody is the first book of an autobiographic duology in which Stella shows how God’s infinite love and grace helped her through her hardships and sufferings and how it gave her the courage and strength to escape from that dreadful situation in order to make something of her life.
Sylvia Hubbard knew she’d wanted to be a writer of romance long before she knew there were black writers in the world. Weaving stories magically as a summer past time to writing stories to get through the humdrum of school, she was able to create something from nothing.
Today, she has independently published over 28 books, is the founder of Motown Writers Network and The AA Electronic Literary Network, CEO of HubBooks Literary Services, runs over five blogs on a variety of subjects, host The Michigan Literary Network Radio Show and is a happily divorced mother of three children in Detroit, Michigan.
“I’m no superwoman,” she states with a smile that seems infinite on her lips. “I’m just being an asset in the world instead of a liability.”
Considered an addicted blogger by HoneyTechblog.com, nominated and recognized for her literary work in the Metro Detroit area, referred to as “A Literary Diva” by Detroit City Council and donned “Cliffhanger Queen” by her readers, she finds solace in speaking and educating on a variety of topics.
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Life has never been worth living for Charisse before her father died. After three attempts to kill herself were unsuccessful, she makes a deal for release from hell on earth, with one of the people who made her life what it was.
It wasn't until Chyna finds out that her husband, Parker Mills, was having an affair with her twin sister, Cheyenne, that she realizes she's losing the best thing she's ever had. Feeling the ultimate betrayal by her own sibling, Chyna knows she has to do whatever it takes to keep her husband and give him what he longs for - a baby. Knowing that she's unable to have children and Cheyenne is afflicted with the same condition, she decides to go to the only person that can help her save her marriage - her younger sister, Charisse.
In the end, one sister will die, another will lose everything and one will get everything that she wants.
Kiera T. Thomas was born and raised in Compton,Ca. At a young age she found joy in reading and writing. As a young child she would tell her friends that she was going to be a journalist for LA TIMES. Being a big dreamer, Kiera dabbled in almost everything until she figured it was time to give her all to her writing. She has written 4 books but this is on she hold close to her heart.
"I love reading,I love writing. I want people to laugh, cry, and understand my stories when they read them so I will always be real with what I put out" -Kiera
About the Book
Fresh out of a break up with whom she thought was the love of her life, Lala finds herself running into the arms of a square chicks dream man, Stanley. Overlooking so much just to keep the peace, Lala found herself at wits end with Stanley's drama. The females, the late nights, the baby momma drama, Lala wonders if she should have just stayed with her ex.
Stanley had not a care in the world, he had the best of both worlds. Girlfriend next door and side bitches galore. Every dog has his day though, and it all went down on Americas birthday, July 4th.
Reading and writing have been a passion for me since I was a child growing up in Virginia. I spent most of my free time with either a ball or a good book in my hand. I graduated from Hampton University in 1996 and began teaching special education at a local elementary school. In 1998, I relocated to Georgia and soon married my college sweetheart, Norris.
In the summer of 2000, God planted the seed for Whose Am I? in my spirit. I wrote the first draft with dreams of having it published, but life suddenly became busier than I ever imagined. I was blessed with two children, Niya and Isaiah, and started my graduate studies at Kennesaw State University. Shortly after graduating, I became a school administrator. In the midst of being a busy wife, mother and career woman, I still thought about my beloved characters. Sharlee, Lukas, and Momma Johnson were still in my heart.
I made a promise to God that I would share their stories with young people everywhere. I didn't know how I was going to do it, but God did. He took control and orchestrated a series of events that allowed me to rewrite, edit and publish my story. Fourteen years later, Whose Am I? is no longer just a dream, it's reality.
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What's a girl to do when a five foot eight, hazel eyed import from LA shows up at school one day? What else, but fall head over heels in love! That's exactly what happens when Lukas strolls into Sharlee's high school in the suburbs of Atlanta. All the girls want him, but to Sharlee's surprise he asks her to the Homecoming Dance.
But Lukas will have to get the approval of Sharlee's sho' nuf sanctified grandma before he takes Momma Johnson's baby girl anywhere. Somehow he survives the hand wringing interrogation, but not before Momma Johnson makes it perfectly clear that Sharlee is a Christian girl and better stay that way. Easier said than done. Sharlee finds herself in some pretty sticky situations that put her faith and will power to the test. Will calling on Jesus, a praying best friend and a Bible App get her through prom night and a weekend rendezvous? Only time will tell.
Victoria Warren Jackson was born in Milledgeville, Georgia. She was raised in Milledgeville, Georgia and Miami, Florida and attended Miami Norland Senior High School. She distinguished herself as an excellent student in high school and received numerous honors.
Author PhotoAfter graduating from high school,Victoria earned an Associate in Arts Degree in Broadcasting Journalism from Miami Dade College. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics
from Oakwood University. She earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Victoria
is FCCPC Certified and has a CDA National.
Victoria has been an educator for sixteen years and began writing her first novel while teaching middle grade students. Victoria soon realized that writing is therapy and continues to write daily. She is the author of three books, Can You Feel Me? Intimate Poetry, Not Just Us, and Untraditional Love In The Dark.
Victoria is passionate about helping children become their best. She remains busy writing, teaching full-time, and volunteering in her community.
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Samantha learns a valuable lesson about self-love after Isaiah, her future husband, jogs into her life one windy morning. On the rebound, Samantha marries Isaiah to later discover he has a violent temper. He is physically abusive, lazy, and has a naughty secret.
Kimberly Thacker Webb, a native of Dallas, Texas is a graduate of Howard University and Texas Wesleyan School of Law. In addition to developing a successful corporate career, Kimberly has also become an accomplished author and a powerful speaker who leaves an indelible mark on all those who come in contact with her. She published her first non-fiction book entitled The Making of the Joyful Mother and has been a contributing writer for the Dallas Morning News and StreamingFaith.com. Kimberly and her husband, reside in the Dallas area with their two children.
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Degrees of Deception features Jacqueline (Jackie) Jones a wealthy, but naïve college student from Texas who falls prey to hosting secret cocaine parties at her family-owned Washington D.C. row house. By day, Jackie is a struggling college student, but by night, she’s trapped in an underground world of crime servicing Washington, D.C.’s most influential social elite.
Completely unaware of the fast-paced racy lifestyle that D.C. brings, Jackie spends all of her money on a frivolous shopping spree that renders her almost penniless. Afraid to ask her parents for more money, she tries a quick, one-time gig to recoup the funds, but instead she finds herself in the hands of the ruthless and sinister head of the coke party empire, Nita Lockheart.
With her life quickly unraveling, Jackie must do everything she can to keep her scholarship, end a dangerous and intoxicating love triangle, and reclaim her life before Nita takes it away. After two and a half years of being manipulated, beaten, and traumatized, Jackie faces off with Nita, and for the first time, she doesn’t back down. She finds her inner strength and confidence and this time she is determined more than ever to gain her freedom. But she’ll pay an expensive price – the death of one of her closest friends as well as the trust and support of her family.