“1978. The year I turned ten and the year my mama killed herself. She was thirty-five, and dying is the last thing that should have been on her mind.”
After the death of her mother, Sylvia Butler’s father, a man she knows only from an old photo, takes her from Louisville, Kentucky to Ozark, Alabama to live with his family. But his wife resents everything about this intruder, from her out-of-wedlock conception to her dark skin and nappy hair.
When the wife’s younger brother Charles returns from Vietnam, Sylvia thinks she has found a friend and confidante, only to be hurt again, but this time, in a manner she never could have imagined.
Set under the backdrop of the Deep South in the 70s and 80s, this coming of age story of redemption and grace follows Sylvia in her journey from awkward girl to confident young woman, at last standing on her own.
Dancers dance and hustlers hustle… Love doesn’t have any control over who it captures. Demi Westbrook loved Papa to the point of no return. She loved him for who she knew he would become one day. Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Demi enjoyed life to the fullest, not really knowing what the “hard knock life” felt like, but meeting him changed that. Papa, one of the founding fathers of The Underworld, and the youngest on the team is a hothead and loud mouth. If it’s not Papa’s way then it’s the highway. He’s spoiled and bratty at times, but to Demi, he’s everything. Going against her parents’ wishes to see him, Demi allows Papa to invade her thoughts, her mind, and most importantly in this urban fairytale, her heart. Demi was more than a dancer, the Greats proclaimed it before she left her mother’s womb. Being the daughter of Dorane Little wasn’t easy. Dorane pushed Demi to be better than she was when she danced back in the day. Surpassing her mother wasn’t an easy job. Demi didn’t operate in excuses; she worked harder than every other dancer she knew because her eye had always been on the prize. According to her parents, Papa was a distraction but to Demi he was her motivation. In The Pointe of No Return, witness love and tragedy collide. Readers have been invited to the dance theatre to observe Demi Westbrook transform from a teenager with a dream to a grown woman with a title, Prima Ballerina. Papa and Demi ignore the warning signs of her being too young and naïve, and him being too cocky and dangerous. Once they decided that they are living for each other and not the naysayers, the couple love each other immensely to the Pointe of No Return.The Underworld series includes: Please Catch My Soul, Pointe Of NO Return, From His Rib, The Christ Family, Stranger In My Eyes, The Arraignment, Resentment, The Arraignment 2, Redemption
All Rylee wants is her husband’s attention. She used to be the apple of Todd’s eye but no matter what she did, lately, he was just too busy to notice her. She could not help but wonder why. Then one day, an unexpected email, subject line: Forgotten Wife and little did she know, it was about to play a major part in her life.They say first comes love then comes … a kidnapping, attacks, lies and affairs. Someone is out for blood but who, what, when and why?Secrets are revealed and Rylee fears for her life, when all she ever wanted was not to be The Forgotten Wife.
She may be out of jail, but she’s far from being free. When twenty-four-year-old Mickey Mercer walks out of the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, she has two things on her mind: the friends she left behind and the rough road ahead. All she has in the outside world are a vengeful ex, a run-down ranch, a pickup truck … and an unlikely ally—the cop who gives her a ride home. Kerrick is bossy and irritating. He’s also a big, sexy hunk of distraction. She’s torn between sending him on his way and giving in to the desire sizzling between them.Detective Kerrick McKinley’s job is to protect and serve. The job consumes his life, until he gives a pretty, prickly ex-con a ride on a dusty road. But when they discover something is wrong out on Mickey’s ranch, Kerrick must either steer clear, or stand between her and the danger that prowls her range. She may be out of prison, but she’s still in trouble … too bad there’s nothing sexier than trouble in tight blue jeans.This unlikely couple must look deeper to learn that sometimes people aren’t what they seem. Sometimes they’re better.
Jermel runs the streets of New York, all while playing the perfect son to his father, Mayor Williams. He has a beautiful woman named Ashely who has been by his side through thick and thin. When a blast from the past appears in his woman’s life, he may find out things are left there for a reason. Jacey is the baby of the family; the sister who could do no wrong and daddy’s girl. Jacey is the girl who wanted the fairytale romance and becomes involved with her co-worker who promises to give her what she wants by sweeping her off her feet. However, everything that glitters isn’t gold and she finds herself in the middle of a dangerous love triangle that may destroy her fantasy. Jai’yona is a woman who goes after everything she wants. The men are at her beck and call and will do anything to keep her in their life. She meets Perry who unbeknownst to her works alongside Jermel and will show her things that will have her second guessing her lifestyle. Her life is turned upside down and when she convinces herself that’s she’s fallen for Perry, news breaks about the type of woman she really is; making Perry take a step back. In the midst of a murder investigation, the three siblings try their hardest to keep secrets hidden in order not to destroy their fathers reputation.
Isa and Maylan are best friends who’ve fallen on hard times and will do whatever to change their situation. However, Isa tries to partake in a job she’s never done and finds herself not only embarrassed, but humiliated in front of everyone. Unbeknownst to her, the person who pushed her away may be the same one to help her but does it come with a price and is she willing to pay it? Maylan is the boldest of the two but when push comes to shove she has to do what it takes to make it as well. Vernon comes into her life and gives her everything her heart desires but his ex won’t give him up without a fight. Maylan is willing to fight for him but once she gets attacked she doesn’t feel he’s worth it and walks away, only to realize she’s in love with him. The journey with these two best friends will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next.
Genesis Shaw broke the BBW mold with her unquestionable confidence and natural love of self. She never thought she would be a victim of disrespect and betrayal but one day her wonderful life is turned upside down. Being faced with a decision of playing the fool or being strong Genesis chose her strength. Packing up and moving away from her friends and family she didn’t look back on the situation that could have broken her, but didn’t.They say the grass isn’t greener on the other side they wrote the story of Cole Benjamin’s life. After breaking up his happy home he begins to doubt the decisions that led him to his new life. The stress of Cole’s situation has him looking for a way out only to find he is trapped in this bond he created. What will he do when he finds out that getting his feet back on the ground may mean breaking all the rules?Demonte’ Collins is living large and doing big things. All he seems to be missing is a family to share his good life with. Monte’ is over the women who just want to pop it for some cash and who are addicted to just a good time. When he was about to give up he meets his new neighbor and finally finds a woman who holds his interest and maybe his heart. Suddenly his personal and business life intertwine and he will find himself fighting to save the love he never thought he would find.
#1 Bestseller in Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic fiction in May 2014!What the world dreads most has happened- because of a mutated avian bird flu (H5N1) pandemic. It has ravaged the globe. Only 2% of the population has survived. A dying mother knows that her young child is among the few immune to the virus. What will she do to ensure his survival before her own coming tragic death? Meanwhile, Graham has buried his last remaining family member. Following his father’s advice to make it to the family cabin, he meets with triumph and tragedy; learning new rules along the way. Just when he thinks he’s finally got a handle on this new world, he’s taken by surprise, as he learns he’s not alone. A hidden yet vulnerable community of Preppers are nearby. Will he find the strength to escape these dangers and go on living? And more importantly, will he have the ability to protect those he’s come to trust? What people are saying about “The China Pandemic”>>>This book came from the heart as well as being action packed. Keep it up!!!!!! KennG>>>That the scenario is all too plausible adds to the fear in the telling of this well-written story. Persuader>>>This story has great character development, I could actually “feel” the anguish of the terminally ill mom… LadyLJ57