AUTHOR OF THE DAY: Yasheca is a native of Troy, New York, but has also lived in Albany, NY, Schenectady, NY and Washington, D.C. Yasheca has loved to read all genres of books and write poetry since attending Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School as a young child. As a teenager attending Doyle Middle School in Troy, New York, is where she began writing poetry and song lyrics inspired by the street flow and lyrics of Rhythm and Blues and Hip Hop music. However, life had a different plan and she put aside her aspirations in order to raise her three children. Reading “A Hustler’s Wife” by Nikki Turner encouraged her to begin writing again and go after her dream of having the world read her work. The support of family and friends encouraged her to complete her first novel.
Through life’s trials and tribulations she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She currently works for the State of New York. When she is not working on her second and third novels she is spending time with her four grandchildren.
About her book, The Heart Don't Lie- Jewels' Dilemma
Jewels is an around-the-way girl who prides herself on being the sexiest amongst her crew. Black, is her tall, dark, and handsome lover. Loving a man like Black, whom she found in her bed with another woman, can make any woman feel insecure. Playing the cards she’s dealt, Jewel’s plays the field herself. However, when her curiosity towards LaShaun comes out of nowhere, things take an unexpected twist. Soon, LaShaun is determined to make Jewels her wife by any means necessary.
Trying to fight off her urge to be with women, Jewels still has sexual escapades with her ex-lover, Black. When Black is not available, Jewels uses her closest friend, Summer, as a good replacement orally, with Jewels always being on the receiving end. She soon finds that nothing is safe, not even her sexuality, as Jewels figures out whom she really wants and who has her back.
The Heart Don’t Lie: Jewel’s Dilemma, becomes a roller coaster ride full of twists and suspense, as the unveilings of adultery, murder, sex, and drugs begin to consume Jewels’ almost perfect world.
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