SMOKE & MIRRORS: available now!
B.Reads is a Self-Published Author. She's always had a love for books and never had a pen far from her reach. She's a content creator, public speaker, humanitarian & an overall dope black girl with a heart for urban & contemporary fiction. Her anticipated novel Lies by the Gun is out now, with many more on the way!
Heartache seemed to be second nature for Alani Monroe. She’s blessed with beauty, a promising career, riches and the man of every woman’s dream. Still, it isn’t enough to fill the void left in her life so many years ago. It was only a matter of time before she collided worlds with the infamous Khade Daniels. He’s devastatingly fine, strong-willed and self-made in every way, yet he remains chained to a traumatic past that he can’t outrun.
For years, Alani had given her all to their chaotic union. Through the make-ups, break ups, scandals and endless betrayal, she remains by his side, but she learns the hard way that their long-standing history, along with heartless sorry’s, can’t outweigh the unforgivable.
Alani was ready to give up on love until she crosses paths with the triple threat, Nasir ‘Valley’ Grant. From the moment they met, their chemistry was undeniable. He’s darkly mysterious, sexy, wealthy and dedicated to his hustle. Instantly, they read through each other’s facades, made for defense out of fear of loving again. He’s everything she should avoid, yet somehow, he becomes the very same therapy she never knew she needed.
All she yearns for is a peace of mind and her fairytale ending, but when a world of lies, rivalries, secrets and murderous vendettas refuse to stay buried, happiness seems to be far from reality. For Alani and the men she loves, they’re left to wonder if they can live in truth and finally take what’s there’s… or if they’re all pawns in a game of smoke and mirrors.
Yasmine McQueen lives in a pretty glass box filled with luxury and a lineage dedicated to the hustle. Whether earned through illegal or legitimate means, she has everything her heart desires … that is until that glass house is shattered by Kameron ‘Kato’ Davis. When they met, she knew she’d found her forever love. But Yasmine is forced to learn the hard way that once heartbreak and obsession crossed paths, it would only lead to her heart’s demise.
Her faith and heart are restored when Yasmine meets Kenyatta James, a sexy, hardened drug lord moonlighting as a budding businessman. Alas, she has met a true king, who craves the things in life that matter most—legitimacy and freedom. He is, for her, an opportunity to escape a treacherous past that refuses to release her from its suffocating clutches. Their love is instant and runs deeper than either of them thought possible. But good things are rarely ever meant to last …
Despite the tides crashing through Yasmine and Kenyatta’s individual worlds, true love and happiness are there for the taking. But the men in Yasmine’s life, locked into a relentless battle of love and war, threaten to end Yasmine’s fairy tale, and maybe even her life. When her love is corrupted by deception, envy, and murderous revenge, Yasmine is forced to wonder if she and Kenyatta will weather the storm together or if she’ll be left to fend for herself as the last one standing.