Interview with J.A. Davidson!!!

So this week has been an interesting and important week. As you all know I usually take a Friday to open up my blog to introduce you to a new author. Last week, I introduced you to an important one, S.C.A.R. Today, I break a few rules to give you the second new author from the Kemet Books family and close friend, J.A. Davidson. Author of The Vindicator and Watchdog, Kemet Books is determined to bring heat this year.

T.P. Miller:Okay, before we start the interview tell us a little bit about yourself as an author, and what you like to do? 

 

J.A. Davidson: As an author I like to write.

 

T.P.: Where are you from and what do you do for a living? 

 

J.A.: I’m from Birmingham, Alabama and I do blue collar factory work full time.

 

T.P.: Do you have a specific writing style?

 

 J.A.: I don’t have a specific style, but most of my writing is heavy action with a lot of detail connected by dialog that I try to keep sharp and witty.

 

T.P.: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? 

 

J.A.: I don’t consider any of them as a mentor but if I was forced to choose I’d say Mario Puzo.  I like his vivid descriptions. He makes you feel like you’re in the book.

 

T.P.: When did you first consider yourself a writer? 

 

J.A.: I have been writing short stories since I was seven.  I used to draw a lot too.  But I only began to consider myself a writer this year, 2013.

 

T.P.: How long have you been writing?

 

J.A.:  I’ve only been writing seriously for about a year.

 

T.P.: How did you decide on what genre you wanted to write in?

 

J.A.: I write in different genres.  Mostly Sci Fi and paranormal involving superheroes that are rough around the edges.  I often include an urban edge to my books because I come from the violent inner city, and its second nature to incorporate the life I know about.  I’m also working on a western series because I can relate to old school loners with hard punches and big guns.

 

T.P.: What inspired you to write?

 

 J.A.: Hah! I don’t know really.  I can’t sleep because I see these stories taking place like movies in my head.

 

T.P.: What book are you reading now?

 

J.A.:  The Bible, and As A Man Thinketh.

 

T.P.: Who are your favorite authors? 

J.A.: Mario Puzo, Raymond Chandler, Bill Bonnano.

 

T.P.: How did you feel when you completed your first book?

 

 J.A.: Even as we speak I’m on the last chapter of my first one.  I can’t wait.  I anticipate a sigh of relief, and a nervous wait for reader reviews.

 

T.P.: Where is your favorite place to write?

 

J.A.:  Sitting in a big bed on a rainy day.

 

T.P.: Is your book self published? 

 

J.A.: Yes.

 

T.P.: Where can readers purchase your books? 

 

J.A.: It will be on Amazon.com first and I will promote it as it hits other venues.

 

T.P.: If someone wanted an autograph copy how can they get it?

 

J.A.: Email me at j.a.davidson2013@gmail.com, direct message me on facebook or on twitter @writethrulife

 

T.P.: How can your readers get in contact with you?

 

J.A.: Through my email j.a.davidson2013@gmail.com

 

T.P.: Tell us your latest news? 

 

J.A.: The latest news is me linking up with Kemet Books and Management.  We are independent with 3 authors and growing stronger every day.

 

T.P.: Please list your titles.

 

J.A.: “The Vindicator” “Watchdog” “The Coffin Maker” “Sons Of Thunder” “Summer’s End” “Benny Russo’s Treasure”

 

T.P.: Can you share a little of your current work if any? 

 

J.A.: Excerpt from “The Vindicator”

 

…”I presume you were on your way to wage war with Cutlass and his gang?” Bayne nodded. “So you know where this terrorist is hiding?”

“Yep. His soldiers told me.”

“I’m surprised,” admitted Chief Larkin. “Loyalty developed from good pay and fear is not broken so easily.” The vindicator smiled, then said,

“Well I start with noses, jaws, and ribs. Loyalty follows suit.”…….

 

T.P.: What do you want to say to your readers? 

 

J.A.: If you’re a fan of superheroes, werewolves, hand to hand combat, intelligently funny dialogue and a few romance scenes, give any one of my books a try, you won’t be disappointed.

 

T.P.: Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

 

J.A.: Read a lot, do research.  Write a lot, but don’t force yourself.  God is real weather you like it or not.

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      Ladies and gentlemen, this is an extra special blog post tonight. TONIGHT I get the chance to sit down and talk with not only someone that is extra important in my life as my husband, but one of the newest authors to the Kemet Books family. I sat down with (forced lol) the one and only S.C.A.R. to sit down and introduce himself. I’m excited for him to tell you all what he’s working on with the Kemet Books team.

 

 

T.P.: Okay before we start the interview tell us a little bit about yourself as an author, and what you like to do?

 

S.C.A.R.: I’m S.C.A.R and yes, that has a meaning and no I’m not going to tell you. I’m what you consider a baby in the writing game. I’m currently writing my first novel. I’m 27 and I’m a big family man and I love to ride motorcycles.  

 

T.P.: Where are you from and what do you do when for a living?

 

S.C.A.R.:  I’m from Birmingham, Alabama and I work in the construction industry part-time and a full-time dad.

 

T.P.: Do you have a specific writing style?

 

S.C.A.R.: I can sum my writing style up in two words. Shock and awe.

 

T.P.: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

 

S.C.A.R.: I have two mentors, you, T.P. and J.A. Davidson. I always run my ideas by these two and they have been very instrumental in teaching the ins and outs in the writing game thus far.

 

T.P.: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

 

S.C.A.R.: Funny story about that. I was at the library with my family and was bored and was looking for something to read when I was looking for something street lit and had motorcycles involved and when I didn’t find many selections, I decided to do something about it.

 

T.P.: How long have you been writing?

 

S.C.A.R.: Not long but I’ve been told that I had a knack for writing books.

 

T.P.: How did you decide on what genre you wanted to write in?

 

S.C.A.R.: It’s more of a mix of street, history, and gore, if that makes sense. I wanted to be original and kind of do something unheard of or make the genre that I’m writing in more popular.

 

T.P.: What inspired you to write?

 

S.C.A.R.: Basically as I stood on the sidelines watching T.P. and J.A. Davidson and watching all the emotions attached to pushing and authoring a book and I know that there are more people like me that are looking for the kind of material that I’m writing so I want to give the readers a voice of some kind.

 

T.P.: What book are you reading now?

 

S.C.A.R.: The Destruction of Black Civilization by Chancellor Williams and The Tyce Series by Shareef Jaudon.

 

T.P.: Who are your favorite authors?

 

S.C.A.R.: I have so many. L.A. Banks (of course), T.P. Miller (OF COURSE), John Grisham, Shareef Jaudon, Zane, just to name a few.

 

T.P.: How did you feel when you completed your first book?

 

S.C.A.R.: I’ll let you know when I do.

 

T.P.: Where is your favorite place to write?

 

S.C.A.R.: Somewhere relatively quiet in front of my laptop.

 

T.P.: Is your book self published?

 

S.C.A.R.: As of right now, it’s going to be under Kemet Books.

 

T.P.: Where can reader purchase your books?

 

S.C.A.R.:  When it’s complete, you’ll be able to pick it up in paperback and in ebook on all of the normal readers.

 

T.P.: If someone wanted an autograph copy how can they get it?

 

S.C.A.R.: Autographed copies can be purchased by all Kemet Books authors from the upcoming Kemet Book website.

 

T.P.: How can your readers get in contact with you?

 

S.C.A.R.: You can contact me by FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/author.scar

Or Twitter at https://twitter.com/KemetManagement or by email at authorscar@gmail.com

 

T.P.: Tell us your latest news?

 

S.C.A.R.: I’m working with Kemet’s graphic artist on my cover so I can get the readers ready for the awesomeness between the covers.

 

T.P.: Please list your titles.

 

S.C.A.R.: I wasn’t going to give me title so I’m not going to give the whole title. Let’s just say a lot can happen in 48 hours.

 

T.P.: Can you share a little of your current work if any?

 

S.C.A.R.: Not yet, but soon. You’ll be the first to find out.

 

 

T.P.: What do you want to say to your readers?

 

S.C.A.R.: I want to say that a lot of people write to make money or to gain popularity. Me, I’m strictly writing for the readers, the people that it’s going to. I want to write something that they’ll be intrigued with and not something they’ve read before. My writing is for the readers and if I don’t make a dollar, I don’t care. As long as the people that pick it up anything that I write and enjoy it, I’m happy. I want to give a big thank you to all the members of Kemet Books and Management, the readers and anyone that took the time to read this interview.

 

T.P.: Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

 

S.C.A.R.: My advice is one aspiring writer to another is to get a small group of core people with the same interests together and to have a good strong team behind you and you will succeed.

 

I really want to thank S.C.A.R for sitting down with me. I can tell you just from the little that I’ve gotten to check out, you will not be disappointed in what comes from him. Get ready!

 

 

 

A Special Interview with author S.C.A.R.!

Interview with Makenzi!!

Hey everybody! It’s been a long time since I’ve had the opportunity to sit down and write a blog but I took some special time to get this one in. I got the chance to sit down and talk with the Makenzi, the author of “Unexpected Truth” and most recently, “Wicked Attraction” to be released in October of this year. So take some time to sit back and get to know the author, Makenzi.

 

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T.P.:Okay before we start the interview tell us a little bit about yourself as an author, and what you like to do?

 

Makenzi: I’m Makenzi, an author with several books under my name since 2006 including, “Unexpected Truth”, “Dangerously”, “That’s How I Like It!” a short story “Blood Brothers” and October 2013 I will be releasing my newest novel “Wicked Attraction.” Before becoming a self published author in 2013, from 2008-09, I not only was an author on the roster but I also served as the in-house event planner for the publishing company I was previously signed with. My duties included scheduling all the book signings, speaking events, interviews and book club events.  I love to read self-help books

 

T.P.:Where are you from and what do you do when for a living?

 

Makenzi:I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio but I currently live in Virginia Beach, VA. Besides being a full time author I also have a full time job with a financial institution

 

T.P.:Do you have a specific writing style?  

 

Makenzi:I do not have a specific writing style because I don’t want to place limitations on myself.

 

T.P.:If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

 

Makenzi:Jessica Wright Tilles, (my previous publisher).  Over the years I’ve learned so much about the publishing business from her.

 

T.P.:When did you first consider yourself a writer?

 

Makenzi:I officially considered myself a writer when I wrote the last sentence of my first novel, “That’s How I Like It! back in 2004.

 

T.P.:How long have you been writing?

 

 Makenzi:I’ve been writing for nine years, I stopped writing for a few years but picked back up my writing in 2010 when I wrote Unexpected Truth.

 

T.P.:How did you decide on what genre you wanted to write in?

 

Makenzi: I love to read fiction; I love to read about other peoples drama so I knew when I began writing that I would write fiction

 

T.P.:What inspired you to write?

Makenzi: There are many things that inspire me to write, the stories I write, I relate to real life. But my biggest inspiration is that writing helps me to heal and go to a place where I can run wild in my mind.

T.P.:What book are you reading now?

Makenzi: Right now I’m not reading any books because I just finished writing Wicked Attraction and I’m about to begin a new project. I don’t read books while I’m writing, it distracts me and I don’t want another story to influence my current ideas.

 

T.P.:Who are your favorite authors?

 

Makenzi: Kimberla Lawson Roby

 

T.P.:How did you feel when you completed your first book?

 

Makenzi: The feeling I had after completing my first book is indescribable but I felt accomplished.

 

T.P.:Where is your favorite place to write?

 

Makenzi: My favorite place to write is in my bed late at night

 

T.P.:Is your book self published?

Makenzi: Yes, all of my books are now self published and available in paperback, audio and eBook

 

T.P.:Where can reader purchase your books?

 

Makenzi: My books are available @ Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, IBooks, ITunes and retail stores everywhere

 

T.P.:If someone wanted an autograph copy how can they get it?

 

Makenzi: Autograph paperback books can be purchased directly from me via my email makenzi30@yahoo.com  using PayPal

 

T.P.:How can your readers get in contact with you?

Makenzi: 

Readers can reach me at:

Twitter @authormakenzi

Facebook: Author Makenzi

Blog: http://authormakenzi.blogspot.com
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/makenzi

 

T.P.:Tell us your latest news?

Makenzi: I recently became a self published author after being under a publisher since 2006. I’m releasing my newest novel Wicked Attraction, in October 2013. In 2014 I’m going on a book tour and starting a new book project.

 

T.P.:Please list your titles.

 

Makenzi: Unexpected Truth”, “Dangerously”, “That’s How I Like It!” “Blood ,Brothers (a short story )” and Wicked Attraction

 

T.P.:Can you share a little of your current work if any?

Makenzi: Wicked Attraction synopsis:

What’s worse than getting caught up in your own personal drama and feeling as if your back is against the wall and you have no friends to talk to?

Christian Johnson-Banks travels to Los Angeles, California in hopes of finding her mother and bringing her back to Detroit, Michigan. Christian has no real memories of her mother so while dealing with the hopes of building a relationship with her mother, Christian is also dealing with the wicked attraction she has towards her father’s baby brother with whom she’s had a sexual relationship with since she was a young teenager.

 

Caught up in a sticky situation, Christian tries to cope with her feelings for her uncle as well as find a way to end the relationship with him without her father and husband finding out her sick secret.

 

T.P.:What do you want to say to your readers?

 

Makenzi: I would like to say to all of my readers (old and new) that I truly appreciate the support throughout the years it truly means a lot and the feedback helps me to become a strong and better writer.

 

T.P.:Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

 

Makenzi: My advice to aspiring writers is research, plan, if you don’t know ask, obtain a mentor and don’t cut corners to save a few dollars. 

 

 

Thank you so much, Makenzi for taking the time to sit down and letting us get to know you! If you don’t have any of her titles, please go out right now and get a copy of these five star reads! Click the links for Amazon purchase links!

 

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Krystol Diggs

I know that you would have never though I’d be writing something so…out of my element. Sure, I have touched on erotica before in my writing but with this new book, I decided to be hard core! Not hard core in a pornish kind of way, but hard core in the sense of thinking outside of the box. I started getting into erotica when I was in high school. I was 16 years old when I started to truly learn about sex. I must admit the subject sparked my interest immediately. But, what teenager wouldn’t be curious about sex? I wasn’t having it but when you go through health class and have the talk with your parents about the birds and the bees, has it ever made you wonder why you were supposed to wait until marriage? Then there’s the question, well my friends are doing it, why can’t I? I remember going to library and reading all these books on sexual education, teen pregnancy and Std’s! Yes, STDS! I couldn’t believe my eyes as to what I was reading. By the time I read my 5th book and the bell rang for me to go to my next class, I was not ready for sex nor the topic of it. But, then one of my friends told me about this author Zane. At first I thought that she was a he until I later on found out. Anyway, she gave me this book called ” The Sex Chronicles”. After reading the synopsis (the blurb on the back of the book), I was hooked. There were several copies at my school library so I quickly checked it out. Boy, was I about to read something that clearly wasn’t taught in school. After I read the book I was hooked! The graphic details intrigued me and the storyline captured my thought process. Could people be really capable of what’s in THIS book?

 

Now 12 years later, I’m a writer and I LOVE it! I mean I can be any one that I want to be a man, woman, drunk, princess. The sky is the limit as long as my fingers type on the keys. I like to think of myself as a determined writer. I’m determined to get my stories out by any means necessary. But, my latest novel that I’m writing is an erotica called Officer On Duty: The Prison Guard Diaries. I decided writing this book because I’ve heard so many jail stories where guards have relations with inmates. So, I decided to write my own story, my own way. I want for my readers and all readers to really enjoy this story. I want them to be able to see what they are reading as if it can really happen. Yes, this is fiction!  This story is about a prison guard who has a craving for the male species. She can’t get a man on her own in her own life so she goes to the next best thing, her job! I won’t spill too many of the juicy details but here is an excerpt of what’s to come! Hope you enjoy and keep doing it,

The Write Way.  Please leave a comment below of what you think! I love to hear from my viewers and readers.

 
 

 

Interview with Jamila Gomez!!

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I got the chance to sit down and talk with Jamila Gomez, author of seven books, proofreader and editor. Get to know Jamila Gomez.

 

T.P. Miller: Okay before we start the interview tell us a little bit about yourself as an author, and what you like to do?

Jamila Gomez: My name is Jamila Gomez. I’m 31 years old and have self-published seven books. Besides writing, I enjoy traveling, dining with friends and family, being an auntie, movies, music, Sudoku, and making jewelry.

 

T.P.: Where are you from?

Jamila:Originally, I am from Chicago. But I was raised and still live in Lithonia, Ga.

 

T.P.: Are you a full-time author? If not, what’s your 9-5 job?

Jamila: By profession, I am an editor/proofreader. I am also a part-time student at University of Phoenix online studying for my Bachelor’s in English.

 

T.P.: Do you have a specific writing style?

Jamila: Most of my writings are very simple, especially my poetry. Most of my poetry is free verse. An extension of my diary. I call my poetry journaling in stazaic form.

 

IT.P.: f you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Jamila: Krystol Diggs, most definitely. I’ve learned so much from just watching her and listening to her advice. She’s very wise and everything she’s done is inspiring.

 

T.P.: How long have you been writing?

Jamila: I wrote sporadically between 2006 and 2008. Then I stopped to do other things and picked it back up in 2011. I’ve been writing nonstop ever since.

 

T.P.: How did you decide on what genre you wanted to write in?

Jamila: I write several different genres, but the one I cling to the most is poetry. It was a no brainer for me because I’d always had an interest in it and took a creative writing course which focused on poetry. It was really that class that was the light bulb in deciding that that’s what I needed to be doing.

 

T.P.: What inspired you to write?

Jamila: My Granny passed the day before my senior year of high school. I wrote my first poem as a way of healing from it. My first story was sort of a “just to see if I can” type of thing. It was a couple months before my birthday and I had written down some ideas I had for a party. Once those ideas were on paper, I thought I could make a good story from them. Thus, “Birthday Girl” was born.

 

T.P.: What book are you reading now?

Jamila: “Married 2 Struggle” by Varrsity.

 

T.P.: Who are your favorite authors?

 Jamila: Growing up, I read a lot of Mary Higgins Clark, but I love James Patterson, Treasure Blue, K’wan, and Wahida Clark…just to name a few.

 

T.P.: How did you feel when you completed your first book?

Jamila: I don’t have children, but I felt like a mother for the first time. Holding something I made, something that had my name on it, for the first time. There’s nothing like it.

 

T.P.: Please list the titles of your books.

Jamila: “Birthday Girl”, “Pure Confessions” Vols. 1 & 2, Pure Confessions Deluxe Edition, “My Sheree Amore”, “The Sisters’ Fight: A Poetic Anthology of Awareness”, and Pleasures of the Unknown.

 

T.P.: Where is your favorite place to write?

Jamila: I am not big on the outdoors, but a lot of greenery inspires me. So I like to write at parks. And I love water, so anywhere near a lake or the ocean.

 

T.P.: Is your book self published?

Jamila: Yes.

 

T.P.: Where can reader purchase your books?

Jamila: Readers can purchase my work on jamilagomez.com, Amazon.com, and BN.com.

 

T.P.: If someone wanted an autograph copy how can they get it?

Jamila: He or she can email me, Facebook, or tweet me with their request and I will get their information to make that happen.

 

T.P.: How can your readers get in contact with you?

Jamila:  They can email me at jamilagomez2007@gmail.com. They can also Friend me on Facebook at facebook.com/jamila.e.gomez and Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/author_jamilag.

 

T.P.: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Jamila: When I published “Pure Confessions”, my first book.

 

T.P.: Tell us your latest news?

Jamila: I am currently working on a special edition of my novella, “Birthday Girl”, which will have some new and exciting details. That should be near the end of June/early July. I am also working on a second part of my short story, “My Sheree Amore” and I will combine them for a full-length novel.

 

T.P.: Can you share a little of your current work if any?

Jamila: Sure. This is “Poetry is My Love”

Poetry took shape of him, his mouth,

The words flowing from within

Speech exuding effortlessly, without thought

He lived his freestyle, no rhyme or reason.

 

His sentiments shared with mine, a commonality

The mirror to my soul through his verses

His soliloquy read my mind through and through

Reading me like a book.

 

Imaging myself to be his canvas

Creating beautiful works of art in his poetry

His words put to motion in the way he wants

Craving to make something special.

 

Just being, naturally, how I’ve longed to be his muse

The inspiration for the eloquence that oozes through

With each stroke of the pen, breathing life into me

Becoming one with poetry, I shall always remain

 

The lover of the him that is poetry.

 

 

T.P.: What do you want to say to your readers?

Jamila: I just want to say the most heartfelt thank you to all of my supporters. It has been a crazy ride thus far, but they have stuck by me and remained constant and I am eternally grateful for that. The best is yet to come.

 

T.P.: Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

Jamila: I would first say that if you write…right now…you are a writer, not aspiring. I would also say to write what is truly in your heart and be yourself. Don’t try to copy anyone else’s style. Remain unique. Remain humble. Write every day, even if it’s just journaling. And study the genre(s) you write.

 

 

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Jamila Elise Gomez was born January 15, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois and is the youngest of three daughters born to Michael and Mary. Her family moved to St. Louis when Jamila was just three and lived there until she was six before moving to Lithonia, Ga, where she still lives. As a Spina bifida-born patient, Jamila has experienced quite a few challenges, enduring surgeries on her feet and back, as well as needing a shunt. Because of her physical limitations caused by Spina bifida, Jamila had to face difficult times in her social life, having to deal with verbal bullying from her fellow classmates.

Jamila has always had an interest in writing, even from when she was in elementary school. She wrote her first story in 3rd grade and her first poem at age 17 as a means of dealing with her grandmother’s passing, which occurred just one day before her senior year of high school began. A few years after graduating, she realized her talents lie in her words as she made the decision to major in English and take poetry classes while enrolled at a junior college. Jamila decided finally to make her love for writing poetry a career move. In the summer of 2010, she began working as a freelance proofreader. Following in her father’s footsteps in authorship, her debut book of poetry, “Pure Confessions Volume l”, was released in July of 2011 and received rave reviews. In November of the same year, Jamila released “Birthday Girl”, a novella she originally had no plans to have published. Gaining confidence from her family and friends, she went on to release “Pure Confessions Volume II”, “Pure Confessions Deluxe Edition”, and “My Sheree Amore”. Jamila also participated in a poetic anthology called “The Sisters’ Fight: A Poetic Anthology of Awareness” in 2012. By profession, Jamila is a copyeditor and proofreader, freelance and for companies. She is also pursuing her Bachelor’s in English and University of Phoenix Online and is Chairwoman of SUT Page Turners. Jamila plans to own her own editing/proofreading company by 2013’s end.

 

GET YOUR COPIES FROM HER WEBSITE, AMAZON, AND BARNES AND NOBLE!!

 

Author T.P. Miller~Guest Post~A Woman Scorned.

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Author T.P. Miller will be taking over my blog today. Please welcome her with loving arms…

TPMillerAuthorPicHello, everyone! I’m T.P. Miller and usually I would be coming to you and letting you all read my newest paranormal fiction, but tonight…TONIGHT…I’m going to be letting you read another side of T.P.  as a writer. Tonight, you’re going to get the chance to read a bit of my erotic short story, A Woman Scorned.

Think back to a time when a man has done you wrong, twisted your world and threw it all away for just a cheap thrill. That is what Zena is going through when she finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her.

So sit back, get comfy and get ready for the hot and steamy world of A Woman Scorned…

~*A Woman Scorned*~

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My newest release! A Woman Scorned

 

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So I know that it’s been a couple months since A Woman Scorned was released, but I wanted to give everyone that hasn’t had the chance to get a taste to read a little bit and see if they like. I would love to hear what your comments are. If you like, please check it out on Kindle for .99! If you really like it leave a review and tell a friend! ENJOY!!

I looked at the clock that sat on the side of my bed. It was almost three in the morning and Malik wasn’t back yet. I was done. His cheating ass couls stay under the ho he just climbed from under. My fingers clenched together into fists as I imagined taking them and punching him in the face. Oh well. That’s what you get.
I watched the lights of the Vegas strip illuminate the rest of the city as I lay stretched across the bed. My curves were barely covered in the black bra and panty set that I’d stripped down to. It was still 89 degrees outside and the air conditioning was out again. I would deal with that later. The heat had me boiling hot in more ways than one.
Malik had until 3:30 to get his tired ass in this house before he found his shit spread in front of 66 Purgatory Blvd. I didn’t care. I watched the clock face change and the bead of water slowly descend the glass of ice water that I’d gotten. Forgive me. My name is Zena Hudson. I’m twenty-six and I’ve been in Vegas for six years now. I came to Vegas to find my chance at dancing. I ended up becoming a bartender at the Luxor casino. That’s where I met Malik. That’s where I’ve been for our two year relationship.
Just as I was about to grab his shit, I heard the front door open. The bedroom door was next and the man that I thought I loved stood in the doorway.
“Baby, what are you doing?”
“I’m packing your shit.” I say as I grab another duffle bag and start tossing underwear in.
“Why? Baby, what’s wrong?” He tried to walk up to me and grab me but I moved away.
“Since you want to stay out with nasty ass hos all night, you can stay with them bitches. Get the hell outta my house.”
He did the exact opposite. He took the bag I was holding and walked over to the bed, putting the bag by the bed.
“I haven’t been cheating on you.”
“Really? Then where have you been since,” I looked at the clock, “3:28 in the morning?”
“I was hanging with the guys.” He sat back a little and looked at me.
“I’m not stupid, Malik!” I could feel my nails dig into my palms as I yelled. “I’m not some stupid chick that just met you. Your ass has been out with some cheap trick.” I turned back to the bag and started throwing stuff back in. “And you want to come in here and act like the shit is all cool. Nah, it ain’t gonna happen.”
“Zena, I’m…I…” he stuttered. That’s how I knew his trifling ass was guilty.
I looked over my shoulder at him. “Was she any good?”
“Zena, baby. Come on. You know I-“
“Was she any good,Malik?” I yelled.
I was a big girl. I could take it if the tramp was better. Even though I knew that she wasn’t. Malik grew silent, making me turn around.
“Well? You gonna sit and look stupid or are you gonna answer? I ain’t got all night?” I threw the bag at him as hard as I could. It hit him in the shoulder and fell to the floor.
“No. No, she wasn’t better.”
I slapped him. I slapped him as hard as I could and it felt good.