Some men are pups and others are hounds, but they all bite in the end.
Cheryl Greene doesn’t ask much of life: a smile and a kind word are gifts in her world of splintered families and big talking men. But when Cheryl is cast from her home, pregnant and alone, just making it through each day becomes a fight to survive. Committed to giving her son the security she never had, Cheryl must navigate a reality where women are cheap, opportunities scarce, and violence is the law of the land.
With steely optimism, the young mother grits her teeth through the punches, the hunger, and the loneliness. But it’s the disappointment and betrayal that cut deepest, and Cheryl must continue to trust in love, or give up on the future she’s fought so hard for.
Three lives are intertwined by ambition, rejection, and seduction, as three men chase their dreams, and hope the end justifies the means.
Gary must take on the conservative elite to grasp the political opportunity of a lifetime, while Cabrien pines for love, and holds a secret that could destroy those who’ve hurt him—and many more. Armando receives an indecent proposal that would enrage most men, himself included. But everyone has their price.
Love is cheap and memories are long in Tricks for a Trade, where every day is a careful dance between ruin and reward. Gary, Cabrien, and Armando know what they want, but how far will they go to get it, and what will it cost them?
A life is built upon the choices we make. The people we love. And the secrets we keep.
For years, Kendrick Black has struggled to succeed as a black actor in LA. When his new movie is touted as the next big blockbuster, his dream of joining the Hollywood A-List is finally within reach. That is until a split-second decision leaves Kendrick harboring a secret that could destroy everything he’s fought so hard for. Because some secrets carry their own special power; the more people who know the truth, the bigger they grow. The longer they’re hidden, the further their corruption spreads. And when everyone has a stake in Kendrick’s glittering success, knowing who to trust becomes a twisted game of truth and deceit.
With his life, family, and sanity at stake, Kendrick’s dreams are quickly becoming a nightmare he can’t escape. He has everything to live for, and everything to lose.
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Lloyd is a Minnesota native, currently living in Connecticut. He is the author of The Dog Catcher, Tricks for a Trade and is currently writing his third book, The Best Possible Angle. He has dabbled in the creative arts since elementary school, but rediscovered his passion for writing in 2004, and has been working on his craft ever since.Read More...
TRICKS FOR A TRADE
2nd edition available now.
(New) THE BEST POSSIBLE ANGLE
So far So Good...
Okay, so the Book Expo America event wasn't what I expected. I thought the environment would be conducive for networking.