A Bittersweet Love by
Terry M. Walker
Shayna is a naive young woman who unknowingly marries a figure from the underworld. She believes the rich lifestyle she’s married into is funded by her husband Simon “legit work” in corporate America, but as their marriage progresses, clues begin to abound that Simon is not who he has pretended to be. It’s a tale of obsessive love. Simon wants to keep his innocent wife at all costs, while Shayna wrestles with staying in or escaping the marriage. She chooses to leave, but will he let her? Joined by fate, Shayna and Simons final outcome has already been determined.
Curl up to read this thrilling masterpiece as their story unravels. Only then will you come to know that … “love is insanity.” And what this couple shares is A Bittersweet Love.
Originally posted on Gwen Pegram, Author, The Missing Five:
It is a beautiful sight when professional women come together to support one another. That is exactly what happened at my “second” signing hosted by Sophie Dunbar, owner of Creative Hands, on December 21 for my debut novel, The Missing Five.
This first day of Winter, which displayed a record-breaking temperature of 72 degrees, was a wonderful backdrop for us to discuss five middle-aged African-American men, missing without a trace, in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.
Originally posted on K Soul 94.5:
The man at the center of attention for rescuing the 3 Cleveland, Ohio women who had been kidnapped and missing for a decade is cashing in on his good deeds. Charles Ramsey has signed at book deal with Cleveland Publisher David Gray & Co. Ramsey helped Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and kicked the door in Michelle Knight and Berry’s 6-year-old daughter escape May 6, 2013. This was one of the biggest stories of 2013.
Originally posted on Praise 103.9:
Just look who survived the whole “inappropriate dress for a preacher’s wife debacle” and has managed to change the topic. Meagan Good and her husband, DeVon Franklin, are writing a book about not having sex throughout the yearlong courtship that led to their 2012 nuptials.
Yep! Titled The Wait, the book tells you all about how Good knew Franklin was “the one” because he agreed to wait until marriage to be intimate with her.
Originally posted on Global Grind:
Looking stunning on the cover of the November Issue of ESSENCE magazine, Kerry Washington gives us a taste of glam in a gold Rafael Cennamo Couture dress, no jewelry (yes, that means no wedding ring!) and a matching gold-tipped French manicure. Styled by the great June Ambrose, we can safely say our girl Kerry is slaying.
Originally posted on Riding Bitch:
Besides the occasional celebrity sighting (last week, Kiefer Sutherland), one of the perks of living/working where I do is the access to industry professionals. Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in an intimate roundtable discussion with Barry Levy, screenwriter of VANTAGE POINT (2008) and the upcoming PARANOIA (2013). Barry shared some valuable insight on the realities of professional screenwriting.
He began by explaining how he got started in the business, as the assistant to the head of Nelvana, an animation company, and quickly rose through the ranks to development executive. His first scripts, mostly low-budget horror films, were all unsuccessful. The ones he managed to sell were produced direct-to-video, so never made it theaters. His early career included highs like being flown first class to London to meet a prospective director for one of his scripts, and lows like having to sue a producer to get paid for a film. His first nine writing credits totaled less than $21,000.
Frustrated with writing for others, he decided to write for himself, the result being VANTAGE POINT. It sold within 24 hours, the morning after an all night bidding war. Today his 5 year-old daughter goes to kindergarten with – and has professed love for – the son of the producer he sued. Such is the irony of life in Hollywood.