Tanisha J. Hope, pen name TJ Hope, was born in Newark, New Jersey but was raised and resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her two sons. She attended Dillard School of the Arts where she studied screenplay writing, singing and acting. She enjoys writing lyrics, poems and novels. Life took an unexpected turn for her and during the lowest point in her life, she rediscovered her true emotions and creativity, and her debut novel was born.
About her book
Witnessing a brutal rape and beating at the tender age of five, was only the beginning of life’s vendetta against Jamika. As she grows older, family secrets taunt her. Her first love, Mark Rosier, was more than a handsome face with stability and charm, he was finally an escape for Jamika, then ends up shattering her heart. Family betrayed her, her past loves broke her heart, and it seemed that everyone around her wasn’t loyal.
Her only solace is the rare, sultry singing voice she possesses. Her voice is her only escape from reality and also her self-proclaimed ticket out of the hood.
Then, out of nowhere comes handsome, sensitive and wealthy Deonte Bryant. The wall she’s built around her heart comes crashing down. Sex, betrayal, revenge and even death will pull you into the never ending saga of Jamika’s quest for happiness. While trying to turn life’s lemons into lemonade, her life is turned upside down once again by the hands of the very person she would had never thought. She must now take extreme measures to save her dream and ultimately her life, or die trying.