Michelle Elaine is an author of African American and Urban fiction and romance. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, she still resides in the metro area with her husband and sons. She has always possessed a passion for storytelling and character creation/development. This passion led to several short stories and development of plots and characters before she completed her first book, A Good Girl & A Down South Millionaire. Visit her website and join her mailing list to stay in the know on the latest releases, etc.
Caught Up Lovin’ A Trill One
Toi Hamilton Ford isn’t the type of woman that needs to be taken care of. She was raised to be the epitome of a strong, independent woman. She’s never pictured herself as the type that needed saving because she always knew she could put on a cape and save herself. She has a plan—a plan for her future and what she wants her life to look like. However, all of that changes when she meets and eventually marries Tyson Ford.
For the last five years, Toi has been living a lie. The comfortable life she leads as a wife to a local entrepreneur and mother to two little girls is turned completely upside down as she discovers that Tyson has been keeping more than a couple of secrets from her. The effects of his dishonesty sets her on a path to a reality that she least expects. She soon realizes just how easy it is to get caught up in the life Tyson tries to hide from her. Toi discovers that perhaps Tyson’s true identity was always just below the surface. Instead, she may be the one that ends up changing.
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More Books By Michelle Elaine:
A Good Girl & A Down South Millionaire
A Good Girl & A Down South Millionaire 2
A Good Girl & A Down South Millionaire 3
Zo & Alana
Zo & Alana 2
On Every Thug I Love (a box set)
Kiara Johnson, better known as Author Shirmel, was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina. As a mother of three and military spouse, Shirmel found herself moving often after high school, but one thing did not alter - her passion for writing.
Shirmel’s early love for writing emerged from witnessing an older cousin write poems and plays. This inspired her to write, starting with poems, plays, and songs. The inspiration led Shirmel to penning her very own short story. Though she’d won contests in school for her writing, it wasn’t until 2015 with the encouragement of her husband that she was ready to submit a book for publishing.
Knowing the literary industry requires constant learning and growth, Shirmel has set a goal to become a well-known author or screenplay writer.
She gives all the honor to God, as he is the reason and the strength that pushes her forward with each story she pens.
Born on June 14, 1973, Jodaéa is a cross-genre author of romantic suspense and mystery thrillers. Raised in both Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland, she attended Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland as well as Saint Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Virginia. She is also a Registered Nurse and member of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc..
All of her life, Jodaéa always seemed to find herself either in or around the most unusual (and sometimes unbelievable) situations, often asking herself 'Why me?' From witnessing a neighbor’s death in 1979 at the age of 5, being the first on the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident in 1999, to observing the supernatural in a hospital room in 2006.
In 2008, after much encouragement from family and friends to chronicle her past experiences, Jodaéa finally decided to give writing a try. She says her inspirations come from recalling past experiences then asking herself, What's the worst that could have happened? then letting the stories write themselves!
“I know my stories are interesting, entertaining, and insightful. My novels have stories within the story,” she says. “Because this society is one of instant gratification, my novels are quick reads. I don’t employ useless trivia or insignificant narration to simply fill pages. I love to keep my readers pulled into my stories by appealing to their five senses…What are the characters feeling, smelling, hearing, etc. I get right to the point and pounce! I try not to give the reader a chance to put my book down."
Some of her favorite authors are Robert Parker, Stephen King, Michael Baisden, and John Lescroart. Every situation in her novels is based in fact with fictional backstories. However, there is ALWAYS a lesson to be learned in the end! Soon to release her third literary work, Jodaéa says she is looking forward to the time when the author can take care of the nurse.
SUNDAY CHRISTIANS: Successful tech CEO, Xavier Wilson, is finally ready to settle down and share his life with his very own special someone. He believes God has answered his prayers when he meets Phenice Gordon, a beautiful and ambitious, up-and-coming paralegal at the prestigious law firm of Williams, Greene, and Dunbar in Washington, DC. After a series of chance encounters, fate has finally brought them face-to-face once more at Greater Horizons Baptist Church in Landover, Maryland.
Ever the hopeful romantic, a smitten Xavier does his best to woo Phenice into his arms. The attraction is instant and their romance takes off like a speeding bullet! Soon after, Phenice’s past catches up with her at Greater Horizons and she quickly goes from the woman of Xavier’s dreams, to the nightmare he wished he’d never met!
While enduring this emotional rollercoaster, Xavier learns that behind some of the smiling faces at Greater Horizons, lie tangled webs of deception and lies, causing him to question his life choices as well as his faith.
Author & Writer of Judge Me, Wrong: Finding Truth Through Life Defining Moments Right In Front of Your Face, Angie B. is a speaker, listener, truth seeker and great believer of hope. Speaking to anyone who struggles with self-doubt, hopelessness, peer pressure and judgement looking to overcome obstacles.
About her book
Judge Me Wrong: Finding Truth Through Life Defining Moments Right In Front Of Your Face, released August 2019. The book talks about Rose, a young lady who is living the consequences of her past mistakes, which makes people judge her all the time.
Readers are taken on an inspiring and spirit-lifting journey as Rose embraces forgiveness, self-love and self-discovery.
This novel is a way of making use of drama and storytelling to pass across vital information that can help young people of today find their place in life.
Website: Angie B. | Author & Public Speaker
Regina Smith-Gipson “Author Reina Queen” is an urban fiction author signed with Soulja Choc Presents. Reina Queen is a native of Mansfield, Louisiana but is currently living in Monroe, Louisiana. She graduated from Mansfield High School and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems Support from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University). She has had a passion for writing since high school, beginning with writing poetry. It was a short story written in college that had her mind set that she could be a writer when the professor believed her nonfiction story was actually based upon true life events. After a few setbacks, she thought it would be impossible for her to resume her passion for reading and her dreams of writing. After reading her first ever Urban Fiction novel, she realized her passion was for Urban Fiction. She started writing as a hobby until she received motivation from some friends that she should pursue it telling her “it won't hurt to try, you will never know until you do.” She never thought she would make it to this spot of being a published author. Pushing through obstacles and staying focused, she kept in mind to not give up, to accomplish her goal and use her gift. As an older person starting out in this industry, she thought the industry was mostly for the younger people, especially Urban Fiction. She knew she had the talent but was just scared to pursue it. “Never let fear stop you from being what you want to be. God has given us all gifts and we need to use them. If I would have sat on my gift, I would be giving up and not making a good example for my daughter.” Her hobbies include spending time with her family, reading, cooking, and staying involved with her church.
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About her book
After finding love and giving up the streets for his family, one slip up can make him lose it all. When a revelation is made and the truth surfaces, Zyir must not stop in order to save his family. After the shootout with Amir and Kyree, he struggles to put the pieces together. Nothing is as it seems, what should have been isn’t, and where happiness lies people are out to destroy it. When his family is put in danger, Zyir has to return to his old ways in order to take down the person that is trying to tear his family apart.
With the birth of twins and her son, A’Shunti is more cautious of everyone around her. When a ghost from her past emerges, she does all she can to keep her family together - just to watch it fall apart right before her eyes. With both Amir and Kyree missing, everything is up for grabs and no one knows what will happen.
Can their love overpower the ones that are trying to take them down, or will their relationship crumble as well? What actually happened at the shootout? Everything is not what it seems, and fairy tales may not come true in this second installment of Secret Indiscretions.
Black Diamond is a 46-year-old, African American author who currently resides in Decatur, Georgia. Her greatest passion is writing, but she enjoys cooking and spending time with her kids, grandkids, and husband as much as possible. She love’s hearing from her readers so if you have any questions or topics that you would like to suggest, please feel free to contact her on Facebook: Nakia Diamond or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Black Diamond's book
After being sexually abused and having a child out of incest, it's safe to say Erica lived a life that most grown women couldn't survive. Erica was a fighter even when her life spiraled out of control. The streets became home with hard lessons that forced her to vow she would never love again. That is until Drama Montez came on the scene. Born into a family who ruled the streets with an iron fist, Drama knew he had to have Erica the moment he saw her. So when a chance encounter forces their paths to cross, each will find themselves wondering if they are willing to risk it all in the name of love.
I guess you can call me a beginner when it comes to writing, even though I’ve been at it for a few years now, I have yet to master the craft. My first book began as a challenge from a good friend. I didn’t take it serious at the time but found it interesting enough to add words to the book every so often, it took me 4 years to complete my first manuscript. Not that I didn’t have time to write, but in those days, I would rather use a pen or a pencil as a weapon, than a tool to better myself. I found that the more I wrote in my book, the more I stayed under the radar from other inmates, and officers looking for drama in their lives. Writing allowed my mind to travel to places I could only dream of, behind those prison walls that held my body hostage. I became serious with my penmanship a few years later, it became therapy while doing the long stretch in the feds, many people that know me will say that writing saved my life. And I would have to agree with them somewhat because I walked a darker road back then, there were times when living the next day was uncertain, I had a bitter outlook on life. I’ve also been told that I’m the most unlikely author to have ever picked up a pen, and paper, due to my past and uneducated views.
My genre is Street Lit, but God willing I will write in many other genres in the future. I have written a three-book series so far and working on a stand-alone. Cut from the Cloth is the first book. Followed by Live by the Cloth and to end the series, you have Die by the Cloth. Though the books are hood thrillers there is a message in each and every one of them, mostly saying to people that choose to live the thug or gangster life, there can be better way to live your lives if you want it bad enough. Even though banging seemed cool at the time, nine out of ten people don’t farewell at the end of the day, and that’s a very high percentage especially for black gang members. 83% of blacks die or go to jail compared to white gang members, and 40% for Mexicans. I learned the hard way to never follow in another man’s footsteps. For me that’s what gang banging was personally. I made enemies of men for no reason. Other than a cloth they wore in their pockets, a flag that wasn’t my own. I know now that the only way to find your truth in life is to walk your own path and no one else’s.
I was raised in Los Angeles, south central, but I’ve lived in many places and hoods around the city. For me writing became my peace, salvation, and reason to go on, were there was none before. Thank you for taking the time out to view my books, they are meant to help never hinder. Hopefully, you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing it.
About Kinkaid's book
Cut and Shoot, Texas wasn't meant for black folk to live in, especially young Hue Jones. Hue was often warned never to approach or try to interact with the white folk from the small town he resided in, no matter what. Especially the ones from the other side of the river. He'd heard many stories about people who shared the same-colored skin as him being beaten severely just for looking in their direction, but he remembered one favor from his father, "Promise me that you will never do it, Son?" Those words echoed in Hue's mind repeatedly, all the while staring at the little white girl sitting on a swing waving for him to walk across the bridge to play with her with a big smile on her face. Hue had never witnessed such joy on the faces of the people he knew. But crossing over to experience what the little white girl was feeling could kill him if he was not careful.
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From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Asar is a graduate of Gwynedd-Mercy University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. A lover of art, he has been writing since high school with the support of his family. Living in Philly, he works with children with autism. He also works at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
With his family and best friends at his side offering persistent motivation and encouragement, Asar conclusively decided to follow his dream of writing professionally, first for an online magazine then as an author. With a burning love for urban fiction and telling great stories, Asar is thrilled to be sharing his passion with readers all over the world.
About his book
ae’Jon Morrison loved himself some Khadija Reeves. From the very first time he saw her - he loved her. Unfortunately, Khadija didn’t feel the same way and her rejection formed a hole in his heart that he filled with his career and loads of women. But once, he’s forced to return home, Rae’Jon must confront the pain, he swore that he left in his past.
Khadija knew Rae’Jon before he was “Rae’Jon”, one nation’s hottest single R&B artists. Before all of that, he just the nerdy boy that was her best friend. He was the boy that loved her. He loved her whether she one pound or two hundred.
Khadija’s weight was never a problem as Rae’Jon just loved her. For reasons held within, she broke his heart and quite frankly nothing’s gone right for her. But now that Rae’Jon is coming home, Khadija has a chance to fix her karma. Little does Khadija know that Rae’Jon is a coming home with a surprise that will shock her to the core.
When Khadija and Rae’Jon confront the pain they’ve held in for so long, they never imagined that it would turn their lives upside down and the fallout would change their lives forever.
Chicago native, Caryn Lee, was born to write thrilling novels. Growing up in a home surrounded by books of diverse subjects, it was easy to develop a love of reading. Her affinity for reading grew into a literacy collection at warp speed that even surprised her. She decided to try her hand at penning her own novel, thus, her hit series, "Blackbone", was created. Caryn has since added children's books to her repertoire writing her first children's book (soon to be released), “An Adventure in Magical Unicorn Land". Caryn has been rewarded for her writing, being honored as one of UBAWA's (Urban Books, Authors & Writers of America) Top 100 authors in 2017, 2018, and 2020. Presently, Caryn has several successful novels and does not plan on giving up her love or pen of writing anytime soon.
About her book: Never Trust A Big Butt & A Smile-
Mo’ money, mo’ problems – the mantra of the streets. Truer words have never been spoken; just ask Money Mike and Nook, two brothers from Chicago who reign supreme.
Nothing was ever handed to the two brothers; from a young age they were under the tutelage of Uncle Bleu who made sure they both knew how to get it out the mud and make sure their names rang bells. Making sure that their reign was respected and not solely based on fear, they enlisted the help of their boys Terrell and Tim and together, the four cause a shakeup on the Westside of Chicago like never before.
Trouble arises in gangsta paradise when an unforeseen illness threatens to take Bleu’s life. But in the wake of bad news, a successor is chosen amongst the four but not all parties are happy and ready for the new King to be throned. What happens when jealously lurks in the shadows and a vixen is sent to the concrete jungle to snatch the crown and take it back to her man?
BBD said it best, “Never trust a Big Butt and a Smile” author Caryn Lee weaves the tale to make you see why not every smile is to be trusted.
KT Roane is an award-winning published author and actress from Williamsburg, Virginia. What started off as a hobby, quickly turned into an undeniable passion. Although open to writing in all genres, KT has a knack for writing suspense and thrillers hence her published novels, Vows of Deceit, Hidden Secrets, and The Evil Within. When not absorbed in writing the next action-packed page turner, KT enjoys traveling and spending time with family and is currently working on turning books into films. You can find her five star reads on amazon.com and goodreads.com.
About her book
“Some secrets can be deadly”
Nyla and Mark are high school sweethearts. After a year of marriage, the successful couple decide to expand their family but several failed attempts at conception send Nyla into a deep depression. At the advice of her therapist, Nyla joins a local gym where she befriends a pregnant stranger by the name of Alanna. Shortly after, Alanna disappears.
Working hard to clear her name and find out what really happened to the mysterious woman, some secrets are revealed that push this desperate housewife to the brink of insanity as she begins to wonder if she could be responsible for Alanna’s disappearance.
Things aren’t always what they seem, but as Mark’s sinister secret hangs in the balance, will Nyla find out the truth before it’s too late? Where is Alanna? Did Nyla have anything to do with her disappearance? Does Nyla have any secrets of her own?
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