Loosely inspired by true events, Bound by Memphis, by Jennifer J. Hayes, is the steamy, sultry romantic story of Jasmine Henderson, a successful public relations consultant who has everything she's wanted in life... Well, just about everything. Fourteen years ago, while planning her wedding to Melvin Brown, better known as MB, she was left at the altar with no explanations. Although she assumed she'd never move on, she ended up meeting and marrying the love of her life, Chauncey M. Henderson, and having a child, years later. It's when Jasmine's latest work venture places her in the city that holds memories to her past, Memphis, MB resurfaces when he learns she's back in town. Although Jasmine loves her husband, her son, and her life, she can't deny the passion and chemistry that she once shared with MB. Briefly away from her family and home in Dallas, Jasmine is left alone to deal with these emotions and unresolved questions of MB. She goes looking for answers to why he walked away. When forced to confront painful memories she awakens something she thought died long ago. In this novel, Jasmine discovers herself as she explores the depths of her former love versus her current life, and learns "Love doesn't change, people change." Bound by Memphis takes you on an insightful journey of love, joy, and pain, and gives a deeper meaning to why sometimes "you have to lose happiness to find it again."
Meet Jennifer J. Hayes
With more than 14 years in the dating industry, Jennifer J. Hayes has the passion and dedication to helping her clients find love that lasts. She believes in love, fully, and won’t stop until everyone around her has what she has. Through her career in the matchmaking field, as well as her dedication as the Love Guru, Jei Knows It All, she ensures her clients have all of the knowledge and assets to sustain a passionate, meaningful relationship for a lifetime!
Throughout her journey as a wife and a mother, Jennifer has learned what it takes to have it all. She is never one to skimp in an area of her life, and knows that if you want it all, you have to commit it all!
Jennifer considers herself blessed and fortunate, and therefore is concerned with community efforts. She is constantly dedicating herself to philanthropic efforts, causes such as Heart Disease and Breast Cancer, and her awareness for literacy prompted her own foundation Iknowhowtoread.org.
“Love Big, and Live Big.” Jennifer considers herself lucky to know what it’s like to have passion and to have comfort. She’s never one to give only 50% and is excited to give her whole effort to trying new things. While the two loves in her life are her husband and her son, she constantly finds pleasure in finding new pleasures, such as authoring her debut book, Bound by Memphis.
Jennifer J. Hayes has a varied educational background in Communications, Education, a Bachelor’s in History, and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. She earned both of her degrees from the University of Houston. Her work of published articles can be found in WorldOfLongmire, RelevantMagazine, and Single Lifestyles Magazine.
Monique’s life is full of riches, wealthy parents, a home fit for a queen, an extensive bank account and a closet filled with nametags, but her curiosity for life longs for more. Seeking and wanting what’s not good for her, Monique meets her prince in shining armor, who’s not only from the inner city, but is an infamous drug dealer that will turn one summer of fun and adventure into a roller coaster nightmare.
Falling for what she thought was her soulmate, Monique soon learns that her mystery lover holds deep secrets with a treacherous past and an unthinkable future and finds out that her parents are living a life of lies and fairytales. Who can she turn to or who can she trust as she learns she may be the link to all of the lies as they unfold.
In this whirlwind tale of who’s loving who, Monique must decide if she’s living the life of a mistress or walking in the shoes of a street hustler’s wifey. Known for her charm and sweet personality, she must now make the decision to win, lose or draw.
About the Author
Leslie Crawford an author and established word advocate who creates works of urban fiction that open your mind to the issues that many people face today. Her creative style of writings paint a vivid picture of her characters as they come to life as you read.
As a child growing up in the inner city projects Leslie faced her fair share of grief and turmoil. Vowing to never be a statistic, she graduated high school and completed college. Now as an adult, she focuses on building lasting relationships and inspiring youth to dedicate themselves to their dreams.
Spending time with her extended family of youth, Leslie enjoys, writing, working out and taking on new adventures. Presently she is attending school to get her Masters in Business Management, training to become a Personal Trainer, coaching youth sports teams and putting her pen to paper to write more novels.
Best Selling Author Dashawn Taylor returns with the finale to the classic thriller and breathtaking novel series “Kissed by the Devil” & “Messy Sheets”.
Heidi Kachina is two years removed from surviving another horrific attempt on her life. Aaron Smith, a man she trusted, tried to murder her in cold blood. Heidi finds herself putting her life back together with her new fiancé Tycen Wakefield as he pushes to become the next mayor of Newark, New Jersey. But something is missing in Heidi’s life. Her insatiable thirst for revenge starts to resurface and she finds herself on the hunt for Aaron. But as the demons of her past begin to rise, Heidi will become entangled in a twisted game that can only end in one way…death.
Kimi Moore is suddenly alone in the cold streets of Newark. After her boyfriend Niko is kidnapped by one of the most dangerous men in the state, Kimi finds herself turning to an unexpected source for comfort. In her quest to find Niko, Kimi is thrust into a dangerous world of guns, women and murder.
Mayor Gary Banks is a cunning politician. He’s young, dynamic, sexy and single. Despite his powerful position, Gary is harboring a very dark secret. When the demons of his past resurface in the form of an old video, Gary finds himself willing to do anything to protect his position.
The Final Kiss is a sexually-charged thriller that will leave your heart pounding till the very end!
In life, there is a summons that is often threatening, provocative, and stimulating - a hard nut to crack that tries to dash our hope and defeat our expectation at fulfilling our purposes for living. Great people like Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. , Mother Teresa, George Washington, Maya Angelou, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela, David Livingstone, Christopher Columbus, Thomas Jefferson, John Glenn, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Neil Armstrong, Bill Gates, Anyaele Sam Chiyson and even President Barack Obama overcame the challenges of life to crown themselves with success. You too can be flushed with succeeding in accordance with your desires and perfect your purpose for living.
In this exceptionally well-informed and thriving book, Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha gives you what it takes to keep yourself on the right footing to be upstanding and outstanding, and bring all you want to achieve to a happy issue. In this day and age, there is a greater call to build your self-assurance, overcome anything that upset your applecart, develop understanding of who you really are, develop what it takes to be at the top of the line and on top of things, develop persistence and an expectant winning attitude, take charge, and develop the quality of mind to do what it takes and a create mindset that is loaded with a state of well-being.
No matter where you are at the moment, you have a life; make it a success. You are a SUCCESS! You are living at the best time of your life. The principles in this life-changing book will strengthen your aptitude, teaching you how to become a shining and burning light that radiates everywhere you go.
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It takes a strong woman to survive, no matter what the trial. Remember, it’s temporary.
Denise married her high school sweetheart, but things have changed over the years. Or have they? Leslie is committed to her family, but other people have their own ideas about her life. Wonder what they have planned? Samantha has tried everything, now there is nothing left to do but let him know how she feels. Who will walk away? Adrienne wants this man so bad she can taste it and she knows he wants her, too. She finally gets him, but can she keep him? Jessica has always been self sufficient, but did she put her trust in the wrong man? Tasha loved her job and her boss loved her. How will she handle things with him and at home?
We can survive anything, from betrayal to violence as long as we are strong. Can you find your strength in one of these stories?
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It is Time We Truly Know Why Jesus Wept at The Grave of Lazarus
It is written in the Holy Bible “Jesus Wept” but people, over the years, have failed to ask, why “Jesus wept” would be the shortest verse of the Holy Bible. What is the significance of the verse? Why did Jesus weep at the grave of Lazarus? Why would Jesus weep over Lazarus even when he knew that Lazarus would live again?
“It is Time We Truly Know Why Jesus Wept” is a quest to find out why Jesus wept. The answers found from the mysterious quest were more difficult than the quest itself. This book is inspirational, motivational, and some people will find it mystical.
About the Author
N. K. David was born on May 6 1977 in the Eastern part of Nigeria which is regarded as the Christian part of the country. At an early age, he wanted to study law/arts but he end up in science which he has come to love. He is currently in the medical field studying Veterinary medicine.
N.K passed through a lot of struggle in his academic life because of something he deems as “a corrupt educational system.” He had to stand and fight against this corrupt educational system” and is glad that some people in government answered his call and worked to change the system. It was during that struggle and in his quest for answers from higher places of existence that his first book, “It is Time We Truly Know Why Jesus Wept” was born and published to predict the end of the struggle and to send an important message to humanity.
N.K. David’s other published titles include: “Most Perfect Exchange: The Cost of liberty;” “The Formula for Reincarnation: The Rebirth Equation;” and “My Game: The Switch.”
N.K. David was interviewed by Indies in Motion in Hollywood California, on April 9 2012, a global radio station that features rising stars. If you’re an author, you can join the stars at http://www.indiesinmotion.com .His interview can be viewed under the Indies in Motion section on http://www.GVBRadio.com .
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Name: Kevin Reeves
Home Town: Chicago
Title of latest book: s.m.i.l.e. (www.thesmilestory.com)
#of Pages: 316
Description: Aaron and Aisha reunite after years of flirting with the possibility of abundant love. Aaron moves back to Chicago to be with Aisha and becomes co-head of a hedge fund, while Aisha continues to teach in one of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods. They seem to be set for a lifetime of happiness and prosperity until, suddenly, it all changes.
s.m.i.l.e. is a book of both the everyday and the extraordinary shown through characters that will stay with you forever. Beginning as a hip love story, it becomes a story of how love looks and feels in the face of tragedy. A moving tale of hope and resistance, s.m.i.l.e. illuminates the discovery of the soul's capability.
Mini Author Bio: In 2001, during the second semester of his junior year at Harvard University, Kevin Reeves woke up in a cold sweat and began writing. He did not know what it meant or why he was doing it and did not believe much would come of it until his talent was encouraged by acclaimed novelist Jamaica Kincaid. After studying the art of storytelling for ten years, he finally produced a story worthy of an audience, s.m.i.l.e.
What led up to you becoming an author? Many years of studying great writers, lots of writing, including five practice novels and living the best way I knew how.
*How long did it take you to complete your book? It took me about 14 months total to write and edit the book.
*Is there a particular message in your books you would like for your readers to grasp? I strive to properly capture my unique cultural, generational, and experiential perspective. There isn't a particular message that I want to necessarily deliver although all of my work will have some sort of spiritual undercurrent. I believe that true art comes from a spiritual place and each artists strives to capture its truth with the gifts they've been given.
*What is your biggest inspiration for writing? The fullness and beauty of life.
*If you could give one piece of advice to an up and coming author, what would it be? Read as many great books as you can that interest you. Write all the time, not necessarily on a schedule, but you should be writing all the time. Sometimes it will be in your head often, in the early stages, it should be written down.
*What do you have planned next? I'm working on a hero/adventure story called The Legend of Cle Carter, but mostly I'm working to promote s.m.i.l.e. I've been getting overwhelmingly positive feedback from the story from readers and the task before me now is to spread the good news.
*How can readers, publishers, and others in the literary community reach you? Please visit s.m.i.l.e.'s website www.thesmilestory.com to learn more about the book and me. Also you may personally at firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Anica Walston
Hometown: Petersburg, Va
Title of your latest book: Generational Dysfunctions Vol. I Perfect Imperfections
# of pages: 270
Generational Dysfunctions Vol. I, is a series of stories about four women’s individual struggles. The stories are outlined by their own poetic piece which gives a small peek into the women’s suffering and pain. These women reflect on their choices and decisions they have made which have paved the way to their current state of mind and circumstances. Some of them feel regret and pain. They refuse to accept their circumstances until it is too late. Their pride will not allow them to reveal their true identity of just being human. Then there are the women who will not waiver due to their position and try to embrace their conditions and learn from life’s lessons. They hide from their truths and live by their own selfish reasoning. The women’s reflections allow them to ponder bettering their current situations or living with the choices they have made. Their flaws are their internal scars. Not being self-aware may lead them to accept defeat, which will eventually be detrimental to their sanity.
Detached, isolated, narcissistic, and deceitful are their imperfections. Their stories touch on issues which women have suffered throughout time. As heartbreaking as some of their realities appear, their situations are realistic and relatable. Generational Dysfunctions is about what a woman will tolerate and deem acceptable as it directly relates to their own conditions.
Mini Author Bio:
Anica Lavonne Walston is a native of Petersburg, Virginia. Anica has been writing for over 15 years. She started writing as a hobby. Anica is the proud mother single mother of two sons Dylan & Deltan. She currently lives in Petersburg where she is very close to her immediate family. Anica’s plans include writing more novels, poetry, and perfecting her craft in Spoken word. She is determined to focus on her purpose and vision, by sharing her talents with everyone.
*What led up to you becoming an author? I have always enjoyed writing. I think I have a wild imagination and an interesting ability to tell a story. I wanted to share my craft with the world.
*How long did it take you to complete your book? 3 months to write; 8 months to publish
*Is there a particular message in your books you would like for your readers to grasp? All women are faced with trials and tribulations. The question is: how do we handle them? This book allows women to relate to each character. It allows an individual to reflect on the decisions they make and are making in their life. I want my readers to grasp the realities of their current situations, the positive and the negative.
*What is your biggest inspiration for writing? When my grandmother passed I was faced with a trial in my life. Writing this novel was my outlet.
*If you could give one piece of advice to an up and coming author, what would it be? Never lose the integrity in your writing. Write what pleases God and self.
*What do you have planned next? I am writing the sequel to Generational Dysfunctions.
*How can readers, publishers, and others in the literary community reach you?
Through my websites and links below:
Fiordaliza Charles hails from the Bronx, New York and is the title of “The Poetic Lounge Vol.1”
This book will introduce you to 20 of the greatest poets from all around the world.
Get ready to experience a book of poems that will leave you smiling, crying, laughing, seeking greatness and ultimately, just wanting more.
Mini Author Bio
Fiordaliza Charles has been a published author since November of 2009 and she has self published five poetry books, a novel entitled "Can I Tell You a Secret?" and a poetry anthology "The Poetic Lounge" Vol.1 co-authored with Co-Fouder Charron Monaye. The Poetic Lounge project has thus far helped to showcase 20 of the best poets worldwide. As she continues her literary journey, she will also like to work with short story writers as well.
*What led up to you becoming an author? I've been writing my thoughts on paper since the age 8, but I began writing poetry at the age of 12 when my father left and when back to our country. In 2009 I became unemployed and I wanted to do something productive. I found a couple of my poetry notebooks and decided that it was time to share my poetry with the world. The poetic lounge project came about from an idea Co-founder Author Charron Monaye and I decided on. We wanted to give all the poets a platform to showcase their poetry to the world and now we are also working with writers.
How long did it take you to complete your book? It took us about two months to complete "The Poetic Lounge" vol.1
*Is there a particular message in your books you would like for your readers to grasp? So far, I think we have provided our readers with poetry from life experiences and everyone loves real stories that could never be reproduced or duplicated.
*What is your biggest inspiration for writing? My biggest inspiration is my mother she stands for what she believes in.
*If you could give one piece of advice to an up and coming author, what would it be? My advice to any upcoming author is to always write only about what they know, this voids writers block.
*What do you have planned next? I plan to create more of “The poetic lounge” in volumes and continue showcasing more writers and poets.
*How can readers, publishers, and others in the literary community reach you?
I can be reached at: email@example.com
Visit her website: http://authorfcharles.com/
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San Francisco, CA – Author Bolaji Tijani-Qudus marks his debut in the publishing world with the release of WTF Moment. This novel blends friendship, marriage disasters, and entertaining surprises into one compelling tale. Plenty of Men's perspectives for your reading pleasure.
Mini Author Bio:
Bolaji Tijani-Qudus lives in the San Francisco Bay area, California. He dubbed as a portfolio accountant during the day and as a bar/lounge owner at night before exploring his passion for storytelling. When he’s not at home spending time with his two sons, he indulges in writing and movies. WTF Moment is his first novel.
*What led up to you becoming an author?
I have always enjoyed reading as a little kid and have always wanted to write. I finally stopped thinking about it and went for it.
*How long did it take you to complete your book? Two years
*Is there a particular message in your books you would like for your readers to grasp? Although it is a fiction novel it has plenty of realism. It is funny and engaging with stories one could relate to.
*What is your biggest inspiration for writing? Wanting to tell stories from a man's point of view.
*If you could give one piece of advice to an up and coming author, what would it be? If you think about writing, put it down on paper. You will surprised to see your pieces of journals grow.
*What do you have planned next? I will be wrapping up the audio book/play soon. The stage play will come next and I hope to start working on the sequel as well.
*How can readers, publishers, and others in the literary community reach you?
I can be reached on my website. www.bolajitijaniqudus.com, www.facebook.com/wtfmoment, and www.twitter.com/bolajiqudus
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