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Amaya believes that love is all about compromise. But what happens when she ends up compromising her safety? Amaya is at the lowest point of her life when she takes matters into her own hands. She struggles to create a new life in a different state, but her determination pays off and things begin to look promising when she runs into Trent. Trent is a natural born leader. He’s always made boss moves and was raised to value the black woman. Although his past isn’t squeaky clean, he has made a name for himself with his shops. Minus a few friends with benefits that seem to be confused, Trent lives a drama free life and he likes it that way. Can a fresh romance survive when the skeletons begin to spill out of the closet for Amaya? Will Trent be able to weather the storm? Or will temptation sweep him away?
What inspired you to write Built For A Boss: Amaya’s Survival?
This book became a therapy exercise for myself after overcoming my own domestic violence situation. I used to write faithfully, and had to take a year long hiatus due to my situation. I wanted to share my story and show other women that we can rise from negative environments.
Is this a standalone novel or apart of a series?
How did you come up with the title and storyline?
My publisher helped me with coming up with a title. The story line came from person experience and sheer creativity.
Can you tell us a little about the main character(s)?
Amaya is the mother of infant TJ and she is in an abusive relationship with her child’s father. She makes the decision to leave her situation to save her child’s life. Mitch is a narcissistic abuser. Siona & Erica are Amaya’s new support system. Trent is a new love interest that may not be so perfect.
Do you think the cover art of your e-book/novel will persuade readers to read the story inside?
I think it compliments the story.
How much of the book is realistic? Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
The theme of domestic violence and starting over is my truth. The support roles are true. Names and specific violent events are fabricated.
What was the hardest part about writing this book?
Reliving the emotional parts of domestic violence.
Is there a message in your e-book/novel that you want your readers to grasp?
Women don’t need a strong male role to save them from their domestic violence situations. You can start over fresh and prevail.
Is there anything else you would like your/the readers to know about your book?
This was my debut novel.
Curtis Black is no stranger to scandal. Throughout the decades, he has done much in the public eye, both good and evil. But what most people don’t realize is that Curtis has been hiding a horrific childhood that has affected him in countless, unspeakable ways.
His buried past returns in an unwelcome visit when his estranged sister becomes alarmingly ill and his youngest child, twelve-year-old Curtina, becomes the kind of problem daughter that he never imagined she could be. This is only the beginning.