Category Archives: What I’ve learned and want my children to know
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?
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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.
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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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Edited from the original post at http://authorleamishell.weebly.com/sistagirlz-an-urban-fairy-tale-book-series/meet-the-sistagirlz
Friday, May 6, 2016
I know, I know. Looooong time since you’ve heard from me but just like all of us, I’ve been going through LIFE. Many changes have happened since I’ve last blogged about ANYTHING so let’s see if I can catch you up considering the last time I blogged was December 2013…😶
OUT OF THE CLOSET
On December 3, 2013, I (partially) came out to my husband as BISEXUAL. Yes folks, I love my Husband AND Women!!! Note: I said I partially came out, meaning that it would be over a year before I admitted to Hubby that although I don’t have a SEXUAL attraction to them nor a desire to date any other men, I find some men attractive as well. Since coming out, I have begun dating but it hasn’t been easy to explain…
POLYAMORY AND AN OPEN MARRIAGE
It would be nearly a year before I proposed the idea of my husband and I entering into an open marriage, allowing each of us to date other women. Hubby was fine with me being the only one dating but I didn’t think that would be fair. Instead, I suggested that we have a polyamorous marriage since we both have the capacity to not only love each other but others as well. I have to be honest. Out first poly year was ROUGH. First I jumped out there looking for my Lady, leaving Hubby in the dust! He thought I was trying to replace him! NOOOOO!! I wanted him AND the lucky lady I would soon meet. Eventually, he stepped back into the dating pool and quickly acquired THREE girlfriends! But by the end of our first full poly year, Hubby and I were poly single and we discussed what we’d learned and apologized for hurting each other with our individual rudeness and disrespect toward each other. In fact, our marriage is STRONGER simply because polyamory “demands” that all involved parties are honest, transparent and respectful of everyone, as it should be in ANY marriage, polyamorous or monogamous.
At this time, I am happy to say I am involved in a long distance relationship (LDR) with a beautiful young lady in NYC. She and I are taking advantage of our distance to truly get to know each other and we have plans to meet soon. She’s almost perfect for me (her ONLY flaw: she’s not HERE with me) and I’m enjoying getting to know her better. In the short time I’ve known her, she’s already been a great friend to turn to. Especially on my roughest days…
On July 25, 2015, my mother passed away. Anyone that knows me knows how close we were. I was her “runaway bunny” and wherever I went, she soon followed. With Mother’s Day coming up, I find myself in turmoil as I won’t be able to celebrate with Mama and things aren’t fully stabilized with my oldest children so I don’t know what the holiday will bring. I just know that I will smile up at Heaven and say “Happy Mother’s Day Mama!” I miss her terribly but just like she would, I try to keep a smile on my face NO MATTER WHAT!!
…AND MY WRITING
Ah, my writing… Weeeeell I’d love to say that I finished SistaGirlz Book #4 but I didn’t. I’ve been writing on it as well as Book #7, Book #8 as well as branching off into erotica. Hell! I had to do something with all these naughty thoughts in this Scorpio brain of mine! 😈I’ve compiled all of my available titles at http://www.leanpub.com/b/TheLeaMishellCollection.
Now that you’re all caught up, I’ll come back and keep y’all posted on my WRITING (a hint to myself to get back to it!!)
If you haven’t already, please be sure to check out my SistaGirlz books on Leanpub.
Til next time.
For more information about polyamory, visit http://www.morethantwo.com
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Our nest is a little emptier.
There is only so much a parent can do to help their children. You love them. You nurture them. You support them as best you can with everything you have and sometimes all of that isn’t enough. I’ve seen two of my children leave my home, neither by my choice. The reason for them both may be the same and when they are ready, they will tell me what that reason is but now that they are no longer under my roof, I’ve come to the realization that there are a few things they need to know about life and before they learn it the hard way, I want to tell them…
•Running away will never solve the problem
•Take responsibility for YOUR actions
•You can’t control the actions of others. You can only control your own
•Respect is given AND earned but disrespect is NEVER allowed
•There are three sides to the story: yours, theirs and the TRUTH
•If you never lie, you don’t have to keep remembering what you’ve told someone
•If you have no control of the situation, be a part of the solution instead of adding to the problem
•The outside world doesn’t know what really goes on behind your closed doors until you tell them. Tell them the TRUTH!
I will always love my children and support them in whatever they do with their lives. I pray they are ready for all that they are about to face.
With love and respect to my children,