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Welcome to my website. As a professional Author, I aim to create a better understanding of the world and our place in it — a mission which has cast me in many different roles: author, artist, and creative innovator. Read some of my work below, ranging from published books to more informal blog posts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I can't lie and say I've been writing since I was a little girl. I always did write poems, but never stories. I can't even lie and say that being a writer is something I've always wanted to do. I feel like it's what I was called to do. I'm a wife of an amazing husband (Marcus Sr.) and the mother of three amazing children (Marcus Jr., Enijah, & Marcayah). My life has always revolved around them. I'm from a small town called White Castle, Louisiana. I live a pretty simple life. Not much ever goes on in my day-to-day. One night while lying in bed, I had some thoughts going through my mind that I just couldn't shake. I picked up my phone and started typing out what I had in my head. That is how I learned that I really had a passion for writing. I've been writing ever since.That led to me becoming a published author. I was signed to a publishing company and released nine books. Now, I'm starting over as a self-published author. This has been a long journey, but I wouldn't trade my experiences for the world.
YOUR MAN BELONGS TO ME
February 4, 2018
Have you ever played the role of a sidechick to a man who didn’t know you were supposed to be the only one other than his main girl? That’s the situation Elizabeth eventually found herself in. After being bullied by Daja and Sabrina through high school, Damian became Elizabeth’s savior. She saw him as her superman because he was the reason people stopped messing with her in school. As Damian became her savior, she became his sidepiece. Four years later and she was still in the same position as she was in high school. She was his chick on the side and Damian still had the luxury of being with his main lady, Daja.
While Elizabeth knew about Daja, Daja had no idea Damian was messing around with Elizabeth. They moved together right after high school and were working hard to provide for themselves since they never went to college. Daja had reached the point of wanting their relationship to move to the next level, but Damian dreaded even the thought of it. He was still trying to decide which of the women he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.
There was also another lady in Damian’s life that neither of them knew about. She was proving to be a bigger headache than she was worth. Damian didn’t want to be with her, but she refused to accept that reality. Who is this mystery lady and what impact will she have on Damian’s relationships? Will Daja finally manage to get Damian down the aisle, leaving Elizabeth in her sidepiece position, or will Elizabeth finally claim her role as the leading lady?
Discover Your Next Read
Are you looking for the next great book to read? Have a look at a few titles recently released, or releasing soon, below. Since I first began my career as a professional writer, I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked on and published several books which I’m always happy to share with readers. Contact me for more information and to purchase your copies today.
Comfort Me With Your Lies
June 18, 2018
Nyisha was an intelligent, loving, caring woman, but there was just one problem...she didn’t have a backbone. She was in a relationship with Johnell, and had been for the past three years, but he never gave her the respect she deserved. The main problem is that she never forced him to. Out of love, she stayed with him, allowing him to consistently mistreat her. Nyisha’s nights were filled with loneliness, sleepless nights, and crying until there were no more tears left to fall. Still, she couldn’t find the strength to leave.
Johnell may be handsome, but he was definitely not what you would consider a lady’s dream man. On a daily basis, he let his actions show Nyisha that she wasn’t his main priority. Flaunting other women in her face and always coming home late, if at all, were his indiscretions. However, the heartache Nyisha displayed was never enough to deter him from messing with other women.
Will Johnell ever change his cheating ways? Will Nyisha ever get enough and move on with her life? What will happen between this couple when cheating is a habit, love is a downfall, and a change is on the horizon? Which one will make the ultimate change? Walk with this couple on their journey to find out.
Your Man Belongs To Me 2
July 6, 2018
After all the drama that transpired at Damian’s and Daja’s wedding, it would seem nothing else could be done, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Lizzie stopped the wedding and finally told Damian how she felt, but the real shocker came when Sabrina revealed that Damian was her man. The drama between these characters is just beginning and it’s a ride you don’t want to miss.
Although Sabrina revealed she was messing around with Damian, that’s only part of the drama she plans on causing at the wedding. She has another secret to reveal, and she can’t wait to see everyone’s face when she lets it be known. Daja has quickly learned that Sabrina isn’t really her friend, but her only question is why.
Damian, Daja, and Sabrina have all just learned that Lizzie is pregnant. So, not only does Daja have to deal with the betrayal of her best friend, but she also has to deal with the fact that Damian made a baby with her enemy. After all the secrets and betrayal, everyone has to make a decision about what their next moves will be.
Will Daja want to work things out with Damian and still get married? Will Daja’s and Sabrina’s friendship be repaired? Will Damian make the decision to leave Daja and be a family with Lizzie and their baby, or will she not be able to move past the betrayal of knowing he had a sidepiece other than her? Find out in this explosive continuation of Your Man Belongs To Me.
Political Seductress: The Governor's Wife
Would you spend almost two decades with someone you didn’t really love to maintain an image? Well, that’s the situation Laura found herself in. Her husband Charles was more than she could ever dream of. He was handsome, rich and powerful, but he wasn’t who or what she wanted in life.
Trying to put out the fire burning deep within her—a fire Charles had never been able to put out—Laura winds up tangling sheets with men other than her husband. Afraid her secret rendezvous would be revealed, Laura goes to great lengths to keep her flings a secret, providing generous payments in return for silence. However, what she didn’t expect was that one of her conquests would no longer want to be her little secret.
Charles, not oblivious to the fact that his wife didn’t love him, was relentless in showing Laura his love and affection, but to no avail. After being rejected and denied the sexual attention he feels he rightfully deserves, Charles takes to the streets to find solace.
What happens when having too much power goes to someone’s head? Will everything end peacefully, or will there be scandal and chaos? Find out in this epic tale of Political Seductress: The Governor’s Wife.
Your Man Belongs To Me 3
After all the drama that occurred at her and Damian's wedding, Daja was distraught, but now she has a score to settle. What better way to get revenge than to hurt someone in the same way you were hurt?
Daja plans on using J-Roc to hurt Sabrina. It’s only right since Sabrina used Damian to hurt her, right? Daja wants Sabrina to feel the same pain she felt, but Daja doesn’t realize that without revealing her plan to J-Roc, he’s going to get hurt in the process. How will he react when he finds out he was nothing more than a pawn in her game? What will Sabrina do when karma comes back and hits her in the face?
Everyone just learned that Damian’s and Lizzie’s plan to get married is nothing more than a dream because Damian is already married. The problem is, they don’t understand how. Knowing the pending marriage between he and Daja was interrupted before they could say I do, Damian sets out to seek answers. Will Lizzie stick around while he attempts to learn the truth and rectify the situation, or will she decide a different path would be best for her and Daria?
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RE-RELEASES COMING SOON!
Be on the lookout for my re-released books
I currently have nine books to be re-released. I will be working on getting those done as soon as I finish getting my new releases done. Sorry for the inconvenience.
My Best Friend's Deceit
Tremaine Martin and his fiancé Karlie Lewis were two average Americans living in the small town of White Castle, Louisiana. Tremaine worked as an A-class carpenter in industrial plants to provide a living for his family while Karlie attended school working towards becoming a marriage counselor. They both grew up in conditions that drove them to be the close knit couple they have become. With each of them experiencing levels of abuse from their mothers, they were determined to be there for one another. All they want is to live a simple life and provide better conditions for their own children they plan to have in the future.
For the most part, that is exactly the life they have been living. That is until one of Tremaine's best friends Joshua came back into the picture. Joshua moved away right after high school but jumped at a job opportunity in his hometown. Now he is back and has some secrets and hidden agendas he is anxiously awaiting to reveal.
Jacobi, another childhood friend of Tremaine and Joshua, quickly senses that things just aren't right with Joshua. He tries to warn Tremaine, but he does not take heed to Jacobi's warnings. Joshua is willing to silence Jacobi at any cost. When secrets are revealed and jealousy rears its ugly head, will Tremaine and Karlie continue to live the simple life they love or will it all come crashing down once Joshua puts everything on the table?
My Best Friend's Deceit 2
After the murder of Jacobi Gray, the world was in an uproar. The video of the interaction between Jacobi and Officer Collins has started to circulate all across social media and news outlets. Many people showed support towards getting justice for Jacobi, while others seemed to be in support of Officer Tyler Collins. Officer Collins is sticking to his story that he killed Jacobi in order to save his own life. Jacobi’s lover, Garland, and his best friend, Tremaine, are both hoping to find a way to make sure Joshua and Tyler pays for killing Jacobi.
Tremaine and Karlie seem to be going stronger than ever after Joshua and Evelyn’s attempt to tear them apart. Tremaine still hasn’t resolved his issues with his mother, Evelyn. The lingering secret of Tremaine’s true paternity is finally revealed and seems to push the mother and son further apart. Evelyn tries to change her ways and wants her relationship with Tremaine and Karlie to finally work out. Although Tremaine is grieving the loss of his friend Jacobi, he insists that Karlie continues planning their wedding. Joshua is becoming more and more unpredictable with his actions. His delusional disorder is only getting worse and he’s still out trying to ruin people’s lives.
Joshua is elated that Tyler has finally gotten rid of Jacobi for him. Not wanting to get caught up in the mix of Tyler’s current legal situation, Joshua abandons Tyler when he needs his support the most. Joshua no longer has any use for Tyler and refuses to go down if he goes down. Tyler is livid about Joshua not reaching out to him and wants revenge, but he quickly learns that Joshua isn’t the one for him to play with. Will there be any level of Justice for Jacobi? Will Evelyn get her life together and repair her relationship with her son? How will Tremaine react to finding out that he’s his uncle’s son? Will Tremaine and Karlie make it down the aisle to become husband and wife or will Joshua succeed in finally tearing them apart?
I Thought She Loved Me
July 10, 2018
Morgan Stewart was an accountant at a local trucking company. Although she’s beautiful and successful, she’s unhappy with her home life. Her husband Levi is a good man and awesome provider, but Morgan needs some excitement in her life. She began indulging in activities outside of her home and becomes someone who Levi barely recognizes. Morgan is determined to keep the happiness that she found outside of her home and would do anything to make sure that no one takes it away from her.
Levi Stewart is a divorce attorney with his own law firm. He is determined to make his newly opened law firm a success. The long hours that he works causes him to not have as much time as he once did to enjoy his life and take his wife out much. When Morgan has had enough of not getting enough attention from Levi, she began taking her frustration out on him. All Levi wants is for the lady he married to resurface. Levi tries to make things right, but his attempts always seem to fall short and causes him to end up at the wrong end of Morgan’s rage.
With the many different secrets that Morgan has and her inability to control her temper, their marriage becomes rockier than any of them could ever imagine. Will Morgan get her ways under control? Will Levi be able to stick around and help his wife get her life together, or will her new found ways prove to be more than Levi can bear?
I Thought She Loved Me 2
July 18, 2018
In light of the new news of Morgan’s pregnancy; she becomes even more confused about who she should be with. Not wanting to be a single mother, Morgan is determined to be with the father of her baby. She spends her pregnancy trying to get him back before the baby is born. The problem is, she isn’t quite sure who she should be attempting to get back with. Some of her pregnancy is dedicated to causing trouble for two of the possible fathers and wanting to get away from the other.
Levi and Precious are attempting to enjoy their new engagement. They’re excited about getting married and starting a family of their own. Their love is tested when Morgan comes back into the picture. This loving couple will have a lot to consider now that Levi may have a baby on the way. He wants to focus on his relationship with Precious, but Morgan has been making it difficult in more ways than one.
Love and loyalty will be tested. Hatred will be consumed. Who is the father of Morgan’s baby? Who will she end up with in the end? Will Levi and Precious’ new love survive or will Morgan succeed in tearing the couple apart?
Yearning For His Love
August 1, 2018
Christopher and Monica Young are a happily married couple, or so everyone believes. They’ve been married for five years and have two children together. She’s a kindergarten teacher at Dorserville Elementary School and he’s a diesel mechanic. They’re the model couple who everyone looks up to. Everything seems to be perfect between them. That is until she’s no longer able to hide her attraction to her best friend Leland.
Leland is a high school football coach and eventually gets in a committed relationship with Rachel Bourne. Rachel has never really cared much for Monica and the friendship she shares with Leland. She’s always assumed that the two of them have feelings deeper than what appears on the surface. However, she’s determined to be Leland’s leading lady.
Rachel is just getting back on the dating scene after being forced by her best friend. Although Rachel doesn’t feel she’s ready, her friend Jaleah just wouldn’t take no for an answer. Rachel’s biggest fear is being left alone again after falling in love. After meeting Leland, she slowly starts to open up more to the possibility of being in a relationship.
What will happen when these two best friends can no longer hide their attraction to one another? Will the attraction they share for one another be more than even they can handle or will they continue to respect the relationships they’re already in? Who’s going to end up with who after everything comes to surface?
Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough
August 10, 2018
After killing Princess, Louis runs to Celine in hopes that she would get back together with him and go on the run yet again. Without using her better judgment, Celine agrees to go with him, but only under her circumstances. She refuses for things to be the way they were when she ran away with him to White Castle.This time around, Celine wants to be in charge.
Celine is happy to finally get her man back, but she doesn’t really trust him. That distrust plays a big role in the way things go in their relationship. Celine eventually drops a bomb on Louis that he didn’t see coming. Everything seems to be an emotional rollercoaster for Celine and she tries to find a way to feel loved since Louis doesn’t show her that. She finds that love in a way she never thought she would.
Louis is struggling with his sanity. He didn’t think his conscience would get to him after killing Princess because it didn’t bother him when he killed his first wife. This murder is proving to be harder for him than he could ever imagine and he struggle trying to find a way to cope. Eventually, he meets Seduction and that seems to help him for a while. Seduction also drops a bomb on Louis and he can’t seem to handle it.
What will happen with Louis and Celine when they go on the run? Will they be able to stay away from law enforcement and live their lives peacefully like they did once before? Will Louis get over the guilt he feels for killing Princess or will that guilt eat him alive and cause his life to spiral out of control?
Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough 2
After learning Jeremy was really a private investigator, Celine was both hurt and confused. She couldn’t understand how she had allowed herself to fall for someone who was setting her up. Jeremy presented an opportunity to Celine, but was it one she could actually take?
Louis had finally realized what type of woman Celine was and how much she loved him. In return, he decided to start trying to be the type of man she deserved. Louis wanted to make every attempt he could to be a better man, but with possibly killing someone else and battling a drug addiction, how much could he really change?
Brian and Tierra were in town and ready to find Louis to get justice for Princess. At Levi’s request, Jeremy was helping them out, but Brian becomes uncertain if he could really trust Jeremy or not. Will Jeremy turn out to be a good guy who is really on Brian’s side or will Brian have to continue watching him? Will Louis finally change his crooked ways and will Celine continue to support him and stick by his side? Two men, one woman, secrets and backstabbing make this explosive finale one you don’t want to miss.
My Husband Is Cheating On Me
Shemar is the type of man that every woman dreams of. He’s tall, dark, handsome, and a hard worker. There’s just one problem. He can’t seem to stick to being with only his wife, Allanah. Shemar steps outside of his marriage and can’t seem to decide who he wants to be with the most. Eventually, his extramarital affairs begin to cause problems within his marriage.
Allanah is a housewife who dedicates all of her time to her husband. She makes a discovery in her home and it sets her on high alert. From that point forward, she doesn’t look at her husband the same. Determined to find out what’s going on with her husband, she enlists her cousin, Sage to help her. What Shemar eventually reveals to Allanah proves to be worse than she could ever imagine.
Sage is trying to find her way in the world. Things from her past seem to be hindering her present life. She has a few secrets of her own that she tries to keep from the man she’s been dating. Once those secrets are revealed, she decides it’s time to face her demons. Sage sets out to get closure in hopes that it would help her to move forward in life.
What will happen with Shemar and Allanah? Will they be able to move past Shemar’s infidelity or will it be too much for Allanah to deal with? What secrets is Sage hiding and how will it affect her relationship? Will she get the closure she needs or will facing her demons make things worse? Find out what happens when cheating and secrets are revealed.
My Husband Is Cheating On Me 2
After learning she is really Julia, Allanah becomes upset with Shemar because she doesn’t really believe him. After the revelation of him being honest sets in, and after getting confirmation from Sage, Allanah had to learn to deal with Julia being a part of their lives. She doesn’t particularly care for Julia because to her, she’s still another woman. Eventually some decisions have to be made and Shemar and Allanah have to figure out how they will move forward in their marriage.
Things between JeMarcus and Crystal seem to be going fine, until some mysterious things begin to happen. The biggest obstacle they have is Crystal learning JeMarcus isn’t the perfect man like she originally thought. One incident and she sees JeMarcus in a different light. Will she allow it tear them apart or will their love prevail?
Sage felt better after confronting her mother, Cecilia, and Emmanuel. Now, she just needs things to get better with Lamar but, after allowing Cecilia back into her life, Sage’s life takes a dive for the worse and her love life is put on hold. Sage deserves happiness, but will she ever find it? Will Lamar move past their situation and allow his love for Sage to heal his heart and wipe away his uncertainty?
Quiana is back with a vengeance and she doesn’t care who is affected by her actions. Shemar and Allanah aren’t the only married couple who Quiana has no compassion for. She eventually starts messing with Daniel and sets out to ruin his marriage with his wife Michelle, the neighborhood gossiper. Eventually, Quiana meets Hitta and he is everything she needs in life, but is he enough to tame the wild ways of Quiana? Will she move past the person she used to be or will she eventually have to pay for her sins?
Find out what happens in this explosive finale when love is tested, relationships are created, and second chances are given.
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YOU'RE ONLY A FAILURE IF YOU DON'T TRY. DREAM WHEN YOU'RE SLEEP AND MAKE THOSE DREAMS COME TRUE WHEN YOU'RE AWAKE, BUT NEVER SLEEP ON YOUR DREAMS.
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July 29, 2017
I will be having a book signing at White Castle Library in White Castle, Louisiana. The time will be from 11 a. m. to 1 p.m. Come out and enjoy yourself. I would love to meet you.