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As a child Promise Brown lived the life that every girl in the ghetto would have loved to live. Her parents, Sweet Pea and Biggs, were the head of a fledging drug empire that stretched from coast to coast. They were way passed hood rich but refused to leave the hood—the same place that contributed to their downfall. The hood bred jealousy and envy which would ultimately affect the Brown's livelihood.Just when Promise had gotten use to the good life things went downhill. Her parents were arrested and later imprisoned because of a snitch who hid behind false pretenses causing DEFACS to step in and make her a ward of the state.Now all she wants is out! Escaping the clutches of the system, Promise runs back to her old hood. There she runs into her mother's childhood friend's nephew and together they devise a way to get paid.Promise never imagined...


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It's with a great deal of fanfare (hear the drumroll) and pleasure that I announce the release of my newest novel, "Annie's World: Jake's Legacy" through All Things That Matter Press. I invite all Author's Info friends and visitors check it out. Two centuries have elapsed since global economies collapsed with little hope of resurrection.  Jake Henderson wanders the former state of Texas foraging for food and witnesses the murder of a young woman. A ten-year-old girl traveling with the woman is traumatized and left speechless, orphaned by the violent act. From that day, she begins changing Jake’s life in ways he could never have imagined. Annabelle, as he chooses to call her, descends from failed genetically manufactured prototypes in the early part of the twenty-first century. This delicate appearing child is anything but, destined to become the champion of all that’s good and right in a world out of control....
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