The village of Kemet, ancient Egypt, has been invaded
by evil and greedy Carlynda Avyanna Shears. Teamed up with her evil and greedy boss, she is convinced that robbing the poor villagers in Kemet of their precious melanin will earn her millions and millions more dollars when selling it in America. Since she believes that her light-skin will convince the very dark-skin people to submit to her wishes, she establishes a skin care research laboratory in the village of Kemet and begins to rob the precious melanin from their bodies.
Three hundred-year-old Queen Hather, queen of the village, summons help from Fari, her granddaughter, Dr. Kwame Bahati, her grandson and his friend, Amari Nefertari Taylor, the estranged, dark-skin first cousin of Carlynda Avyanna Shears, who believes that her dark-skin is not as precious as her first cousin’s light-skin. Will Amari Nefertari Taylor learn to love the skin that she is in? Will the evil Carlynda Avyanna Shears get away with robbing the Kemet villagers of their melanin leaving many of them either dead or severally disfigured? Or, will Black Butterfly save the day?
REACH UP MY SISTER
Proverbs 19:21…”Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” --God
Something Good came packaged in a fragrance Bella loved and a dark, handsome man, William Lancaster, who Bella wanted. She needed one and wanted the other. She needed Something Good, the fragrance, to prove to the cosmetic industry that she belonged there. On the other hand, she wanted the man, William Lancaster, because he was something good. He gave her the best sex she had ever had.
Conflict arises when Bella decides to steal the secret formula to the Something Good fragrance and only William Lancaster, an ex-drug lord, knows the truth. Due to Bella’s desire to keep her status in the cosmetic industry, she must silence William Lancaster’s threat to expose her secret.
Will she be successful in her attempt to keep her secret safe or will William Lancaster expose the real truth? Something Good will make you think about honoring the truth and doing the right thing even when it is not in your favor!
“Simmer down,” Evie ordered Katalin. “Learn to control that anger and do not let it pull you to the edge. Beat them at their own game. You have the last laugh.”
Katalin Hunt is a troubled kid. Abandoned by her mother and her father, she goes to live with her oldest and only sister, Evie. At a different school she meets a group of girls who makes fun of her thick, nappy hair, her father’s oversized plaid shirts, her mother’s long black skirt and her heavily worn black boots. Katalin’s self-esteem takes a beating. It is not until Evie convinces her to enter a modeling contest at the local mall does her self-esteem blossoms. This book will make you wonder why you ever allowed anyone to make you feel bad about your looks.
EXCEPT THE LORD
BUILD THE HOUSE
Parenting is an awesome responsibility. Every day carries with it new challenges adding to the already existing ones. Many parents have tried everything to calm the dawn-to-dusk daunting fears of raising children and have often failed to learn constructive ways to deal with them.
Much more than our child’s positive, emotional development is at stake. A child’s family life directly affects more than that. More importantly is the child’s spiritual development which directly affects how your child views eternity.
As Christians, our desire must be to give our children the best start in life as possible. That start must begin with us.
This book, Except the Lord Build the House, is the start all parents need. Although there is no book that guarantees instant success, this book does promise a parent-child relationship that is valued by everyone in the family.
From out of nowhere, Josh heard his mother whisper, “You promised me that you would never give up. Like me you would fight until the end.”
Fear gripped him. At 3 O’Clock, Dominique Perry promised Josh Ware that he was going to beat him up. Josh summoned courage. What came were his dying mother’s words. Still, Josh knew it was not the words coming out of his mother’s mouth that was going to save him from the school bully at Patterson Jr. High. But it was the words coming out of his mouth that was going to save him from Dominique Perry that was going to do him the most good. Did Josh Ware stand his ground or did he run away as he had done so many times before?
WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN?
Martha Johnson wants a new lease on life, but like so many other sistahs, she does not know how to get it. Born into a family of weak-minded women, she, despite her education and improved social status, cannot seem to break the mold. Like the road-weary Johnson women before her, she is hampered by low self-esteem and afflicted by poor decision-making skills. Sadly, Martha blames her mother for infecting her with the same virus that had, over time, killed the spirits of her foremothers. Even after her mother repents and begins to live like Jesus, Martha cannot bring herself to forgive her. She cannot find the strength to break the curse.
As a result, her relationship with her own daughter has gradually disintegrated. Will Martha Johnson learn to look deeply into her own mirror? Can she successfully confront the demons that dwell in the caverns of her own mind? Will she ever realize that the disappointment she feels for her mother is only a front for her own feelings of personal failure and that the resentment toward her daughter is merely a masquerade for motherly love turned inside-out? Or will the circle be unbroken?
THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER
The circle had not been broken when Elnora Johnson's body was lowered into the cold earth. The virus that she had passed on to her daughter, Martha Johnson-Prescott was alive and still infecting everything it touched. Martha was poised to leave a scar on her children as indelible as the one that had been left on her. Marthas incarceration for three years on a drug charge did nothing to help the struggling Johnson family.
In fact, it further divided them. After her release from prison, Martha moves in with her big sister, Maudine Johnson and three of her five children. It does not take long for Martha to realize that her turbulent and reckless lifestyle has caused a rift between her and her children, especially her baby girl, Gabrielle. Finally, after much persuasion from Maudine, the very brokenhearted and low in spirit, Martha, searches for the strength to seek God. What she finds is a God that forgives and heals, the murderer of her husband R. Jacob Prescott, the man of her dreams and a daughter that is determined to make her life a living hell.
THE DIVIDED HOUSE
Martha Johnson has finally found the Lord. What she still has not found is the ability to break the circle of shame and guilt that continues to locate her, no matter where she goes or what she does. Martha wants more than anything to impart the hope and healing she is finally experiencing deeply and powerfully into the lives of her children and older sister, Maudine, who is battling a life-or-death situation and an estranged ex-husband who has come to die from AIDS in her home.
Yet, once again what she finds is a house divided that is causing her emotions to unravel and her desire to live in peace and victory out of her reach.
WHAT WOULD I DO?
What would you do if you were ever faced with:
Losing your virginity?
The death of a loved one?
Living with a step-parent?
The desire to commit suicide?
Wanting to run away from home?
The offer of an alcoholic beverage?
Questioning your sexuality?
The truth is, most youth are not equipped to make a sound decision when faced with any of these situations. What Would I Do? Salve for the Teen Soul offers a way of dealing with these and many of the problems young people face by introducing Biblical answers that have been tested and proven to work. The questions at the end of each chapter are designed to invite dialogue between parent and child.