But Levi Cunningham, the drug dealer Alicia had an extramarital affair with, has just been released from prison, and he has completely turned his life around for the better. Still head-over-heels in love with Alicia, he will do whatever is necessary to win her back. Remarrying Phillip is the one thing Alicia has wanted for years, but she can't get Levi out of her mind.
Alicia and Phillip aren't the only ones in the middle of a crisis. Their best friends, husband and wife Brad and Melanie Richardson, are struggling to keep their marriage together. Workaholic Brad is never home and has begun losing thousands on bad investments. Or so he says. Melanie, who is certain there's more to the story, is determined to get at the truth. At the same time, her frustration and stress cause her to eat a lot less, and she behaves in an extreme fashion. Alicia worries that she could be suffering from anorexia, but Melanie steadfastly denies it. Their friendship begins to suffer, and it isn't long before they're talking to each other like enemies.
Fresh betrayal leads to consequences no one saw coming, and Alicia's relationship with Phillip might not be the only thing that needs saving. But is it already too late?
I believe they both would describe me as a writer who tells the truth without sugarcoating it and one who has a passion for writing about real-life social issues that affect all human beings across the board.
Who are some of the authors that you enjoy reading?
I enjoy reading books by lots of different authors, but my all-time favorite novel is YOUR BLUES AIN'T LIKE MINE by BeBe Moore Campbell. Some of my other favorite authors are Terry McMillan, Lisa Genova, Trice Hickman and Barbara Delinsky.
What was your inspiration for writing The Ultimate Betrayal?
I was inspired to write this particular book because, for a while, my readers have been asking me to continue Alicia Black's storyline. I also wanted to write a story that focused on soul mates and eating disorders.
What is it that you'd like readers to walk away with after reading The Ultimate Betrayal?
My hope is that readers will be helped in their own relationships and that they'll have more awareness about eating disorders
What is a hidden talent or pastime that you enjoy that may surprise others?
One of my favorite pasttimes is watching marathon rerun episodes of Law & Order and Law & Order SVU. I also love watching reruns of The Golden Girls.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Speaker & Booksigning
Epps Memorial Library
Calcasieu Parish Public Library
1320 North Simmons Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Barnes & Noble
Edgewood Retail District
1217 Caroline Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
August 7 – 9, 2015
National Book Club Conference
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead
3405 Lenox Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Seattle Section of the National Council of Negro Women
46th Annual Luncheon
Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056
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