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About Keinya Graves
Keinya was born in Clarksville, Tennessee, taking a short detour in Inglewood California before returning to the south. As a child, she grew up watching the women in her life struggle and survive through painful and failed relationships. A single mother of three due to her own failed relationship, she spends her early mornings before her 9-5 and late nights after, using bits and pieces of her personal life combined with her vivid imagination as tools to write stories of realistic romance. As a devoted mother, she has worn many hats throughout her life from being a basketball mom, photographer, to personal assistant giving her the chance to travel to many areas of the US and the world and experience different cultures. She uses these experiences to create characters that the average person can relate to.
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Did she love Michael... Yes. Was she in love or really remembered what being in love felt like... Not for a long time. A week before Christmas, the 22-year-old facade they called a marriage, ended.
Now Pamela was free to meet and date as she saw fit; on her own terms.
On the same night the divorce papers were finalized, she meets Rush; a fine, talented, rough around the edges, man with a North meets South flavor. With Rush opening her eyes to the natural side of the world, her adventures in dating had begun.
Enter Aldo, the refined Art Buyer. Even initially hidden behind masks on New Year's Eve, she could tell that this man could show her what luxury felt like. She was single, so what was the harm in dating not one but two men? She graciously accepts what he offered… nothing less than the finer things in life.
Two very different men; one Pamela.
Which one will she choose? Or… will she decline to choose either and continue to see what more she could experience with this whole dating thing?
"The day Tyana Ilene Morgan aka Tim, and her friends walked into the small New Orleans shop that professed palm reading, fortune telling and much more; they didn't believe it to be more than for entertainment purposes only. Then she meets Gavin and cannot deny the spark from their first accidental touch. Little did she know that initial connection ignited the fuse leading to an explosion of sex, lies, betrayal,... and even murder. Haunted by the words that had been spoken to her that New Orleans night, Tim is forced to face things that she would have never imagined possible."
Everything changes when she and Kareem, her oldest foster brother, her protector, her best friend, and the only blood child of her MaLouse; realize that the bond they share went way beyond brother and sister.
Now, not only was she in a state of confusion about her relationship with Kareem, things begin to happen that have her questioning her sanity as well. Will an international event cause the biggest change in her life for the better… or worse?
”Daniel sat in his cell day after day reflecting on his life and past decisions. When his feet finally hit free soil he vowed not to make the same mistakes that got him there. He finds himself transforming into someone he once admired but at the same time feared. Was this the life that he wanted when he first ventured out one his own? Is it too late for him to change for the better or continue on the path to being alone?
William Brands- “My wife and I had marriage just for show. With her traveling back and forth to Seattle I had a feeling that there was more than just work behind it. When I first saw Lailanni again after so many years, I knew that I had to have her. I had to use my money, my charms, and other assets but I made it happen… over and over and over.”
Ryland Anders- “Lailanni was my muse. I patterned not only my fashion line from a tee shirt I made for her in college but all of my relationships since college on what I had dreamed we could have had. It had to have been fate when we reconnected.”
Lailanni- "Having two men in my life that would do anything for me should have easily been the answer to my prayers. Old feelings always have a way of resurfacing and disrupting the natural order of things, though. The doubts and questions that we thought were answered have become more cloudy than the stormiest of days. Was it ever in my cards to just be happy? Or am I destined to be surrounded by questions?"
She started eating her feelings and gaining weight; adding to her feelings of being unwanted and unlovable. She had survived the abuse from her past, some sexual, some physical and mostly mental but remained a broken doll. It all began to consume her. She was locked cage that she had put herself in. She was guarded and jaded, fearful and full of doubt; not believing that she was worthy of anyone’s love, having never felt that real, deep down, ‘I would do anything for you’, love that she longed for.
Her life changes when she meets Clayshaun, a handsome twenty-three year old, who makes her feel as if she is the only one in the world. She thinks she finally found that something that she was missing. She even finds herself becoming obsessed with him and at times lost without him.
Fighting against her feelings, she realizes the amount of damage he is causing. Over a span of twelve long years she would try to escape him and these feelings; but continuously succumbing to any trigger that brought him back into her life. There was always something, a sound, a smell, a taste, a conversation, or just him; causing her to indulge and dive back in with him in full force without any concern of the repercussions. At times, she truly believed that what he provided was filling her up, physically, mentally and emotionally; when in reality it was slowly taking her down.
She didn’t want to go back to the feeling of emptiness but she knew in her heart that he was not the answer.
Michael-Jason- known to his friends as Mace, had a plan to work the travel basketball circuit and make connections until it was time for him to become a head coach of a Division 1 college. He was on the right path until the sexy Dorae added a small detour. When he realized she was a waitress at one of his favorite clubs, he knew then that he should have walked away; but he couldn’t. She stole his hormones and his heart only to turn around a break it.
Fifteen years later with Michelle’s wedding to Mace’s best friend George drawing near, Dorae and Mace are forced to come face to face. The look in his eyes the last time they saw each other had burned holes in her soul. Would she be able to handle seeing him again? Would they be able to put aside any old feelings, good and bad to ensure that their best friends have the wedding of their dreams?
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She believed her life was changing when she met Daniel, a local Club owner that had shown her possibilities. The girl that would have preferred to sit on rocks at the Riverwalk alone, was now being pushed to be in the forefront; dress differently, speak differently, do things that she had never done.
Daniel was aiding in her growth, bringing her out of her comfort zone and challenging her. Things begin to change when secrets reveal themselves; secrets that could destroy her family, her job as well as the potential of future love.