Praise for “SistaGirlz Book 1 Livin’ Just Enough: Rachael’s Story (What He Did For Her Love Edition)”!!
“Baby girl, Alonzo, and Aaron are all great strong characters with an intricate story. Baby Girl comes into her own identity outside of Aaron after he goes to jail. Her progress from a dependent in love young girl to a woman on her own shows her strength. With all of Aaron’s troubles in life with his mom and family and growing up way too soon you see that his need to love and be loved is the basis for all he does. Even when being selfish and sending Baby Girl away he’s still trying to do the right thing. Even in his death he’s keeping his promise to take care of Rachel. Alonzo is a man with a past even he doesn’t fully know about. His need for love and success drives him. Even the side characters Meeka and Chico play bigger roles than you would think in the beginning. Definitely looking forward to book 2.”
Available now in ebook. Coming soon to paperback.
As a woman that has battled depression myself, I literally felt the waves of emotions that you expressed!
Seasons come and go, but we are always IN a season. It is always summer, winter, spring or fall. They change, but there we are. Standing in the middle of one of the seasons. That’s how my depression is. It changes. It comes and goes, but I am always in some form of depression. I have sunrises…and sunsets. Some people call those, “ups and downs”. Everyone around me has to adjust to my weather. My spring and fall are my better times. Winter and summer can be a bitch.
Winter. My hair is dirty. I can smell it but I just can’t manage to wash it. The shower is calling me, but the water somehow hurts me. It’s hard to admit that in “winter” I can go days without so much as washing my face. My body is frozen. Sleep is a must. My brain hibernates. Sleep for hours…days…zombie like…
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Reposted: Tuesday, June 7, 2016/Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018
After a brief hiatus, I returned to my first two books* and decided to continue writing by making a series out of the characters’ personal stories. There are nine women in my SistaGirlz series: Rachael Wallace, Layla Michaels, Raven Powers, Imani Powers, TaMeeka James, Angela DeVille, Nina DeVille, JaShel Jackson and Clarissa Revelin.
SistaGirlz Book #1 ~ LIVIN’ JUST ENOUGH: RACHAEL’S STORY*
In 2003, I wrote a book called LIVIN’ JUST ENOUGH with the story centered mainly around Rachael “Baby Girl” Wallace. She starts off with her childhood boyfriend Aaron Jones until he dumps her. Free to move on with her life, Rachael falls for Alonzo Banks but then Aaron comes back. What’s a SistaGirl to do?
GET THE WHAT HE DID FOR HER LOVE EDITION AVAILABLE NOW ON LEANPUB!!!
SistaGirlz Book #2 ~ ILLUSIONS: LAYLA’S STORY*
In 2004, I wrote LJE’s follow up, ILLUSIONS. From this point forward, we see the story from more than just the main character’s point of view. We begin as Layla Michaels meets and gets involved with handsome Nicolas Hayes much to the dismay of Layla’s twin sister Kayla.
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SistaGirlz Book #3 ~ NEVA SAW IT COMIN’: RAVEN & IMANI’S STORY
Picking up where ILLUSIONS ends, we are introduced to twins Raven and Imani Powers. Similar in their love troubles but different as night and day, Raven and Imani keep each other grounded during the storms of their love lives.
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SistaGirlz Book #4 ~ UNEXPECTED DETOURS: MEEKA’S STORY
TaMeeka James’ life hasn’t been the easiest but she’ll be the first to admit the part she played in it. Happily married to Chico Banks, TaMeeka thinks life can’t get any sweeter until the return of her son’s father, Darius Price proves otherwise. With unfinished business left on the table, Darius makes it his mission to reunite his family.
COMING SOON TO LEANPUB!!!
SistaGirlz Book #5 ~ UNFORGIVABLE: ANGELA’S STORY
Past decisions come back to haunt Angela DeVille when she runs into her ex-high school sweetheart, Devin Lawson, who was unaware of her pregnancy when they parted ways. Reunited years later, this single mother has to decide if telling the truth will set her free or do more harm than good.
SistaGirlz Book #6 ~ HER IDEAL HUSBAND: NINA’S STORY
Fun loving and free spirited Nina DeVille was the LAST of the SistaGirlz to WANT to settle down. Hypnotized by the aloofness of her non-committal lover Yusuf, Nina has to decide if “shacking up” is really the way she wants to live her life.
SistaGirlz Book #7 ~ JASHEL’S TRILOGY
PART 1 THE FAITHFUL CHEATER
PART 2 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
PART 3 WIFEY
By the time the dust settles on Part 3, JaShel Jackson has been married, knocked up 3 times, been cheated on, divorced, married, knocked up 4 mo’ times, beaten on, and divorced. With 2 ex-husbands and 7 kids under her belt, JaShel was content to live her life taking care of her children, preferably without the never-ending pleas for reconciliation from both Jayson Clark and Antonio Black!
SistaGirlz Book #8 ~ CLARISSA’S TRILOGY
PART 1 HER LAST SEVEN DEADLY SINFUL DAYS
PART 2 SHE’S A HARD HABIT TO BREAK
PART 3 HER LAST FIRST KISS
Raised by her single father, Clarissa Revelin lived her life as she pleased, never taking anybody’s bullshit and calling them on it when necessary. The only man she ever truly loved unknowingly shaped the future of her sex life. Never falling for the “L” word, Clarissa enjoyed the pleasures her lovers showered upon her. Could anyone penetrate her rules to tame her heart?
SistaGirlz Book #9 ~ SISTAGIRLZ FINALE…?
At the annual Banks Family Reunion, dirty laundry is aired left and right as old secrets come creeping out of the woodwork. Will their love for each other hold the SistaGirlz together or will revealed lies and betrayal separate them all forever?!
SistaGirlz: an Urban Fairy Tale book series contains strong language, graphic sexual content and is intended for MATURE READERS ONLY (ages 18 and older)
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*I am aware that Books 1 and 2 are also available on Amazon but those are OUTDATED VERSIONS!! DO NOT BUY MY BOOKS FROM AMAZON. Thank you.
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From time to time I’ll either come across or come up with my own quips and quotes. Here are a few:
If you see “ej”, “lmg” or “lm…”, the preceding quote is mine.
When I was a kid, I always wondered why my mom got to do whatever she wanted to do. Now that I’m a mom, I don’t wonder about it,I ENJOY IT!!!
Gone crazy… Will be right back.
My friends can be broke… my man CAN’T!
(afterthought: I was SO single when I wrote this and was in the Dating World. I probably came across a broke brutha that tried to go too far taking advantage of my kindness and hospitality. SMH)
You bring joy to my heart and make my life richer. I’ll always cherish the gift of YOU.
What if there was someone out there named “Someone” or “Somebody”. Do you realize that he or she gets blamed for practically everything that goes on in the world???
Revised version of that last quote:
What if there was someone out there named “Not Me” or “I Don’t Know”. Do you realize that he or she gets blamed for practically everything that goes on in the world???
-Lea Mishell 090823
(a thought that ran through my head just before I began cleaning my apartment…)
Damn spontaneous tornadoes. Why do they always have to hit MY bedroom???
2001 Mother’s Day dedication to my mother that I wrote inside the card I gave her:
Mama, I’ve loved you since before I could focus my little newborn eyes on your beautiful face. You’ve been there through diapers and divorce. You’re not only my mother, you’re my friend.
If learn to fix my own car, what will I need a man for?
Rebuttal to previous quote: Trust me, I KNOW what I need a man for… I was having a bad “I don’t have a boyfriend” day…
Please don’t allow me or anyone to take away that which gives you joy.
Why are habits so easy to make and so hard to break?
What My Heart Color Means to You!
Color my heart red when you are near because to me you are so very dear…
When you are far away my heart turns blue because I sure do miss you…
Color my heart a bright yellow on a cloudy day because you chase my cares away…
Color it purple because your trust and loyalty has made me feel like royalty…
Color it green like the promise of spring for all the love our friendship brings…
Mishell’s Rant for May 8, 2001: Believe it or not, I’m single… Now you may be wondering why this is the case. Well, first of all, I’m not married…I don’t have what most call a real relationship…Therefore I am single…
The question is: How does Mishell feel about
DAMMIT! I don’t like it!
Yes, I can be a bit of a flirt, but I don’t want to spend the rest of my life flirting. I want to be with one and only one man. He knows who he is and he if keeps bullshitting, I may not leave him the option of making a choice in the matter. Summer is coming and I’m already getting nibbled at. It’s not like I HAVE to be alone. I can give him a chance to think of what he’s about to lose…
I could just take the choice away from him totally and go out on my own and be the Independent Woman that I know I am.
And I would if I didn’t love him so much…
I’d rather have high self-esteem and be a diva than have low self-esteem and be a doormat!
~Lea Mishell 070705
Life’s short. Eat dessert first. Work less, vacation MORE!
Never do anything you’ll regret. Never regret anything you do.
My life is an open book… series.
What I found most interesting were the June 19th quotes, the day I married Hubby (they’re the BOLDED quotes in case you can’t read the “date code” behind the quotes)