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The 'N' Word (From Race to Redemption Book 1) Kindle Edition
PLEASE NOTE: This is the FIRST book of a two-book series. The second book, "Word of Honor" is being released at the exact same time, and is also available NOW. They can be purchased together. Thank you.
They say there are two sides to a story. And two sides to every man… Aaron Pike is one of those men.
Aaron is a white nationalist, a Commander in the organization and Nazi who grew up in Frisco City and Gordon, Alabama. He considers himself an activist and purist for the white race in America and offers no pretenses or excuses for his controversial views, affiliations, machinations, and sometimes violent behavior.
Despite the common theory or belief that the majority of white supremacists are void of any aptitude and acumen, Aaron is not only intelligent, but also sometimes charming, witty, and funny. He has the power to disturb and fluster with merely a look. Much to no one’s surprise, including his own, he ends up in the prison system, serving a stint for beating a man nearly to death in what is perceived as a racially driven assault.
While serving his term, the recidivist Aaron believes as he's always done that he will serve his time and be right back out on the front lines of the movement. However, fate ushers him down a different path altogether…
A new prison psychiatrist is assigned to Holman Correctional Facility, and Mr. Pike is forced to delve deep and discuss in detail situations regarding not only his tumultuous past, but his not so clear future. …And the future holds a strong desire to meet a woman he is not only compatible with but one he is determined to make his wife…
Mia Armstrong is an elementary schoolteacher from a conservative, Christian background. She also volunteers at the prison, and is asked to help spread the word about a prison pen pal program. In that process, she runs into Aaron, and before long, the two hit it off. Only there is one problem… Mia Armstrong is African American. The two forge an alliance and that friendship flourishes into pure, unadulterated love.
How will Aaron deal with the truth of his feelings? Can he force himself to hate a woman he adores and loves based on her race alone? Will Mia be able to stay by his side after discovering the darker edge of the man she’s fallen helplessly in love with? Will she be able to offer forgiveness and redemption or will she turn her back on a lost soul who is used to not giving love, or receiving it? Step inside of this explosive novel, ‘The ‘N’ Word’, to find out how this story of unlikely love unfolds.
About the Author
- ASIN : B013NO4E9M
- Publication date : August 8, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1353 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 309 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #293,605 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I had read Cross Climax II where this story originated as a short within a collection. I was excited when I learned that Tiana was planning to turn this into a novel because I liked the concept and story. But I had not expected to see this story not only take us further into the minds of Aaron and Mia, but to tell it so poetically. The imagery and description completely drew me into the story. I fully expected to dislike Aaron (as I did in the first story) but I didn't. He found a way into my heart and I forgave him his mistakes. With Mia, I fully expected to feel as if she was a traitor but it wasn't like that at all. I won't give away anything but Mia struggled with her own issues and she didn't give him an out for being a white supremacist.
This story left blew me away. I loved it.
I first read this as a short story. I am sooooo glad Ms. Laveen decided to make this into a full length novel. I love the characters Mia and Aaron. They are complex. Mia is, on the surface, a good girl. But, she has the duality that attracts her to the dark and tumultuous. Aaron starts out as the guy full of hate, yet confident in his stance. Slowly, through the visits to Dr. Owens, he starts to question himself. I'm glad Aaron does question his doctrine. He begins, with Mia's help, to see things a bit differently. Then a BOMB drops! He finds out that his new love has been deceptive in the worst way! I can't wait to see what happens next in Word of Honor!
My Favorite quotes:
"He wished to meet a woman who had no damn idea who the f%#k he was—and for her to be with him simply because she enjoyed his company, found him to be the type of man she desired in her life, and they shared similar interests and beliefs." "He wanted an old-fashioned woman with a beautiful mind, a lovely face, sexy physique, and a heart made of all that was pure and right with the universe."
"People who thrive off negativity will eventually turn on each other, in order to derive that same sense of superiority and security if the source of their animosity is removed."
The WORDS MAN, The WORDS!
I believe that not only is Tiana Laveen a poet, but she may have a solution to end racism! You will not be disappointed with this book. I devoured them back to back!
Book 1 The N-Word, dissected the human mind of the diseased called hatred. Aaron Pike was a part of the Aryan nation, white supremacy that was something taught to him as he matured into an adult. He was lost, in and out of jail, into fights, dysfunctional living conditions, and much pain to endure both mentally and physically. He is defined as a bad boy, in terms of our societal standards; he was rotten from the inside out.
Mia on the other hand, found that nurturing was in her, and becoming a teacher was her calling in society. She wants to help, teach, and show those hiding their potential behind a mask of despair. Mia believed out of darkness here is the light. If it takes putting your heart into one’s soul, then the outcome would be more positive such as love.
A pen-pay program did just that: allow Aaron to open his soul, and give Mia an opportunity to fix it. However, there were so many layers involved, that fixing one’s soul would not be so easy. The backdrop to racism, something you are taught has to be dissected and destroyed. This is where the love story begins. A product of child abuse, and a traumatized childhood, Aaron had quite some damaged to reveal and the work that he needs to get done.
Can one fight the truth of knowing all members of the human race are practically the same? As Mia stated; “there is no segregation in heaven”. Aaron found what he was looking for, but need to look at the outside just as her inside. There is a connection he sees and it’s in a black woman, and coming to this realization is torture. Changes must be made …….
Book 2 Word of Honor
Aaron comes to grips that he lost so much in life living in a demonic nature; he was the animal that society had described. He had to free himself, mind body and soul in order to gain his spirit He found true love, he found a way out of the bowels of darkness, and he found himself.
Several supporting characters praise to, Marcus, Joe-Joe, Julian, Trudy and Dr. Owens. Because of them, they shed light on expanding both Mia and Aaron’s characters and flaws. You would understand the lengths that these two take to beat the odd of finding happiness together.
I read this book and could not put it down; the clock was past midnight before I parted with my new investment. I loved every detailed from the various tattoos on Aarons body, to the determination and stubborn ways of Mia to get what she so much desired. That love she felt when writing those letters to the inmate Aaron Pike.
The book was recommended to me a long ago,by another author that I like, for whatever reason I never read it. Well, the book is awesome!
It's common knowledge that a child is not born a racist, adults or environmental feed it to them. Aaron is beyond intelligent, his IQ is 149...He is a commander a Nationalist /Nazi group, powerful,fearless in the eyes of others,but Dr Owen can see the little boy inside the hard man. And there is Mia, a beautiful,intelligent black woman... I don't want to spoil it, so I am leaving you with this: it worth reading.
Top reviews from other countries
I felt connected to both characters and the racial elements and way Tiana wrote about Aaron, the white supremicist and his hatred of other races was handled very well. It wasn’t offensive but almost showed how ignorant and backwards racists can be despite being intelligent in other areas. Tiana explains it just as like how terrorists are indoctrinated into their cause with lots of brainwashing and grooming. I don’t know if this is true but it made for excellent reading. I feel like I learnt a lot from this book as well as loving the storyline and the characters. If I could give it 10 stars I would!
I loved the use of musical references in this book which led me to discover new songs and rediscover old songs that I hadn't listened to in years.
There is a poem/song by the late Tupac Shakur which explains how something beautiful yet slightly damaged can grow from something hard and dull. The 'N' word is a love story between former White supremacist Aaron who is in prison for attacking a black man and black school teacher Mia, they meet and fall in love whilst corresponding with each other as part of the prison pen pal system. Aaron learns through letters to and from Mia and his sessions with the prison therapist that he is damaged, bruised but not broken, he is capable of love, being loved and most importantly that he deserves to do both. His relationship with Mia, his new found understanding of who he is and his rejection of his former extreme racist views are the rose that grew from concrete.
I look forward to reading more from this author.
There is is a brutal honesty to how the story is told. I cringed at some of the language and violence but still carried on reading every page like a starving woman. Often times, I re-read just for the pleasure of it.
I'm not going to say anything else except....if you like your stories to be full, brutal and honest, characters who have souls, who do not just appear but ARE intelligent then buy and read.
This review does not do this book justice at all. I'm simply left stupefied by its brilliance. As I write this, I've already read book 2 and let me tell you....PERFECT!
P.S, the music-no really! Look for the artists mentioned. I've discovered so many fantastic songs I've actually bought 3 albums!
I actually hated having to do anything else while I was reading this book, I loathed having to go to bed, going into work etc because I just wanted to keep going. The build up to Aaron and Mia's romance story had my heart pumping, and all the way in my throat. I just didn't know how she was going to make this work, but boy, did she ever! I won't say too much because I don't want to run the risk of giving the story away. I LOVE, LOVED this book and can't wait to read it again in the future.