I think of all the nights I slept alone, laying here clutching my phone, wondering if you were dead or alive, wondering if I could ever survive, Without the man I’d grown to love; whom I once believed was sent from above…
To fill this dark desolate void, but whom my conscience told me to avoid, but still I pressed forth with determination, albeit with out protection, for my mind, soul nor heart, come to think of it, nor any other body part, for that matter all precaution was ignored, its Safe to say that’s why I feel gored.
Raped, plundered and pillaged, my self esteem destroyed in the carnage, the 3 ring circus that had become my life, filled with nothing but stress and strife.
Stories and falsehoods abound, spiralling quickly toward the ground, hurt and isolation is all I feel, I wake up praying it isn’t real.
How did my life end up like this, flashing back, it all started with a kiss…
Sneak Peek of ” Inner Recesses” Stay tuned, its going down!
I think of all the nights I slept alone, laying here clutching my phone, wondering if you were dead or alive, wondering if I could ever survive, Without the man I’d grown to love; whom I once believed was sent from above… To fill this dark desolate void, but whom my conscience told me to avoid, but still I pressed forth with determination, albeit with out protection, for my mind, soul nor heart, come to think of it, nor any other body part, for that matter all precaution was ignored, its Safe to say that’s why I feel gored. Raped, plundered and pillaged, my self esteem destroyed in the carnage, the 3 ring circus that had become my life, filled with nothing but stress and strife. Stories and falsehoods abound, spiralling quickly toward the ground, hurt and isolation is all I feel, I wake up praying it isn’t real. How did my life end up like this, flashing back, it all started with a kiss… Sneak Peek of ” Inner Recesses” Stay tuned, its going down! *~Mz Che’~*
Author Rory D. Sheriff
Rory D. Sheriff is a man of many words, many talents as well. Quite the character, he is very rambunctious
with an infectious laugh. He is extremely funny, a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles Fan (Ode to his hometown),
loves to dance ( Watch out Master P) ((ROFL)), he would like to appear on Dancing With The Stars very soon!
As for singing, he has said that if he could sing "Barry White or Neyo wouldn't have anything on me!"
Didn't I say he was Funny? When he's not making everyone ROFL, he's either busy at home being the
World's Greatest Daddy or cranking out Masterpieces.
Rory has starred in several stage productions, the last, being a major play "A Soldier's Story"
he played the role of the Character Corporal Cobb.
Given his theatrical background, I wouldn't be surprised if the title of playwright was soon added
to his list of accomplishments.
Rory is a huge advocate of civil and human rights, having once aspired to be an Attorney.
He is fluent in Spanish & German. Maybe he'll pen 1 of his masterpieces in either of those
languages pretty soon...
This former Army Vet, turned On Air Radio Personality turned Author / Actor
Majored in Mass Communications in College after being honorably discharged from the US Army.
Rory honed his skill as an intern at Philadelphia’s Power 99 where he was mentored by
one of the stations most familiar voices, better known as Golden Boy, it was during this time that
he discovered he had a gift for writing.
Starting with poetry, Sheriff became inspired to write by the simple thing in life and current
events only to find that before long he had notebooks full of poetry stacked around his room.
His literary influences include authors Omar Tyree, Mary B. Morrison, James McBride and Zane to name a few.
Rory's unique way with words, creative expressions and ultra vivid imagination embarked him on the journey
to write what would become his first novel, Get’n Serious.
Rory masterfully chronicles the tale of Dontae Serious Moseley, the main character who desperately
desires to be a family man but is haunted by his womanizing past.
Dontae, ever the equal opportunity lover, beds a plethora of women from an ambassador, to his bosses'
little sister, he even forays into the wickedly wild and sensuous world of gigolos.
Rory delves deeply into the world of erotica, romance, drama and comedy. Though he claims that none of the
characters are based on him personally, he admits that they "all share a part of him". Rory pushes the social envelope with
taboo topics, such as infidelity with a preacher’s wife.
To date Rory has penned Get'n Serious, Get'n Serious (2) - My Addiction, Yadira's Sky and the
forthcoming novel, Conniving, as well as a host of yet untitled works.
His novels are a force to be reckoned with.
Watch out World, Rory D Sheriff is here to stay!
Rory D Sheriff has quickly asserted him self as the New Sheriff in Town!
Rory's books are available on Nook and Kindle.
*** If you don't have a Kindle but would like to purchase the ebooks,
you can get the Kindle App free for the following: computer/laptop, iPhone, Mac, Blackberry, iPad,
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Check Rory out at www.brandnewsheriff.com
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Author Erick S. Gray is a very passionate, down to earth, magnetic and funny character. With his very easy-going personality, Erick is very humble and grounded despite his accomplishments. The Conversation was free-flowing, at times Erick seemed, pensive, at times animated and very comedic. Quite the conversationalist, he writes spoken word Poetry and is very much into music. His book collection was very diverse from Judy Blume, James Patterson, Donald Goines to Treasure E Blue, Shannon Holmes & K’wan to name a few.
Erick’s writing style is diverse, he captures the emotions of his characters in a very believable manner, which would make his transition from books to screen plays very effortless. His stories come to life right before your eyes, they jump off of the pages. The raw emotion evoked by his writing is nothing less than a masterpiece
The author of the urban sexomedy Booty Call has been writing seriously since 1997. His writing style of the streets, comedy, anecdotes, and well crafted plots keeps the reader interested with every turn of the page.
This entrepreneur is also the owner/founder of Triple G Publishing, and has partnered with the publishing of SLR (Street Literature Review) a well-rounded magazine about urban literature and upcoming authors of a growing genre. Mr. Gray is also making moves in other markets as well—one particular market is in independent film, he is currently working on his first script for Streets of New York.
The 34-year-old gifted author is a lifelong resident of Southside Jamiaca, Queens NYhas emerged as a front-runner with his first endeavor, Booty Call, published by Black Print Publishing in 2003, has sold tens of thousands of copies in the past years, and from there on, he’s never looked back.
No stranger to the streets, Erick’s very descriptive writing style is often very cinematic, as he weaves the tales, it’s as if you were walking in the very shoes of each character. His Stories are thrilling and gritty as he has shown in his collaboration with Mark Anthony and Anthony Whyte in the Streets of New York series Volume, one,two and three, along with Ghetto Heaven, Love and a Gangsta, and his award-winning blockbuster Crave All Lose All, which won an award for best urban street lit book, 2007. Nasty Girls, It’s Like Candy, Money Power Respect, Flexin & Sexin, Booty Call *69, and the highly anticipated soon to be released novels, America’s Soul, One Lyfe to Live and Nasty Girls 2…
Erick also has been featured in numerous anthologies, such as Menace, published by Melodrama, Around the way girls 5, published by Urban books, From the streets to the Sheets, the ground breaking, Heartbreakers anthology with powerhouse Kensington and Flexin’ and Sexin 2, published by Life Changing Books, with Treasure Blue, Deshawn Taylor and Nichelle Walker.
Erick S.Gray’s books can be purchased at many Major Book Distributors such as Barnes and Nobel, Borders Books, Amazon.com and where ever good books are sold. Most of his titles are also available in E-Book format for Kindle & Nook, e-readers.
Erick has been signed to various publishing companies from St. Martin’s Press to Black Print Publishing, and has experienced many aspects of the genre, from self-publishing Streets of New York with co-authors Mark Anthony and Anthony Whyte, to editing stories with Q-Boro books or those of other up and coming authors, he has even appeared on the Cover of one of his books.
Erick epitomizes consistency, releasing books on a yearly basis, remaining very relevant, he quotes, “Creativity burns through my skin and to let you know, I’m sentenced to life with a gift.”
Erick S. Gray shows that young African-American males don’t all fall into the same categories of drug dealer/thief statistic. His future is bright, potential limitless and we expect nothing but an action packed ride on his ascension to the pinnacle.
Erick’s perseverance, determination, patience and resilience has proven that he can indeed hold his own among literary giants such as Shannon Holmes, Nikki Turner and K’wan, amongst others in the urban literature hierarchy.
As the adage goes; Never judge a book by its cover!!!
Crave All Lose All
Vincent lost his job and moved in with his mother. His friend Tyriq is a big time drug dealer and willing to sponsor him into a drug cartel. Vincent is reluctant, but his baby mama is nagging and bills are piling up. Hustling is the way. But his long-time friend (and an experienced hustler) Spoon is against Vincent getting down. Vincent ignores Spoon’s advice and joins Tyriq. Vincent quickly starts stacking major figures. The never-ending gwap, expensive cars, jewelry and fast women prove addictive. What he craves could be his downfall. The higher he climbs, the more envy he encounters. Vincent is caught in a costly, ugly and vicious war. Younger soldiers are ready to kill in order to rise. Does Vincent have what it takes to succeed at this most ruthless, dirty game?
Love And A Gangsta
LOVE AND A GANGSTA will satisfy the palate of any audience. Told in his inimitable style, Erick S. Gray deliversa classic knockout. Read LOVE AND A GANGSTA and you’ll be floored by the story of Soul and America, whohave been in love since their teenage days. They invested ten years together until Soul is incarcerated for drugs and gun. Americawaits four years for her man to return home from prison. Soul comes home with plans of strutting down the straight and narrow path. But life isn’t so easy in a new drug era. Old habits die hard and demons haunt him. That lust for money and the fast life still lingers. Soul watches from the sidelines as America’s music career takes off.
Despite knowledge of Soul’s infidelity, America sticks byhimthrough thick and thin. There are drugs, shootings, and trial, but Americabelieves in holding her man down one hundred and ten percent. She expects the same from him and wants better for Soul.
Read LOVE AND A GANGSTA, and see if Soul wants better for himself. Find out if America will hold on and be strong, hoping her man is truly rehabilitated and committed to their future. All this while Omega, Soul’s best friend, makes mega lootchie, spreading crystal meth throughout Queens.
Does street-life reclaim Soul? Or will LOVE for America, prevail in this GANGSTA?
Soul has just finished his 18-month sentence for a parole violation. Still in love with his son’s mother, America, he wants nothing more than for them to become a family and move on from his past. But while Soul was in prison, America’s music career started blowing up and she became entangled in a rocky relationship with a new man, Kendall. Kendall is determined to keep his woman by his side, and America finds herself caught in a tug of war between the two men. Soul turns his attention to battling the street life that landed him in jail — setting up a drug program to rid the community of its tortuous meth problem — but will Soul’s efforts cross his former best friend, the murderous drug kingpin Omega?
Delve into the action packed thriller as told by master storyteller Erick S. Gray.
Witness the rise and fall and perhaps rise again of Soul?
Only one way to find out, read these books and experience street life at its grittiest!
Take the journey with Soul & America as they encounter the many trials and tribulations associated with living and loving, against all odds.
Will these two star crossed lovers survive South side’s grimy streets?
Get the trilogy today!
Purchase Erick S. Gray’s Books at Barnes and Nobel, Borders, Amazon and Anywhere Books are sold. Also Available for Nook and Kindle E Book Readers.
Meet Allison Edwards aka “Essence M”. The beautiful brain behind Illuminnessence Publishing, founded in 2007 by this avid writer who began her love affair with words at a tender age.
Allison’s passion for words began in early childhood, she had always been fond of reading about life, love, poetry and short stories.
Throughout her teen & young adult years she decided to put pen to paper and indulge one of her fantasies, to become a writer.
Allison went on to create an extensive catalog of unpublished works including poetry & short stories.
As she matured, she challenged herself to hone her craft, exploring various story lines and navigating into the tumultuous world of adult relationships.
It is with that unwavering tenacity that we’ve arrived at this point.
Allison’s first venture into self publication “Broken Promises Never Mend” became available on Illuminnessence Publishing in 2010.
It was released on http://www.amazon.com for Kindle, as of June 2010.
An amended version of which was released June 2010, which features a new cover.
The sizzling sequel “Bound By Lies” will become available on http://www.amazon.com for Kindle, February 2011
Allison is currently focused on a collection of other works slated for release in 2011, under her imprint “Illuminnessence Publishing.”
Broken Promises Never Mend
Tamika Adams believes in Happily Ever After and thought she found her Prince Charming…. Quincy Thompson. Sadly her dream come true turns into a nightmare when she discovers that he’s not all that he appears to be. During the course of their relationship they encounter secrets from his past that threaten their future and leads them to experience a betrayal that sacrifices more than their love for one another….
Bound By Lies
Tamika and Quincy are at it again but this time the tables have turned and its Quincy wondering who he fell in love with. Tamika’s past comes back to haunt them in a wicked way and gives new light to ” you never know who a person really is”. Will love conquer all? Or will Tamika and Quincy’s quest for a happy ending finally cease?!
Find out in this sizzling sequel filled with sex, suspense and secrets!!
“Looking for drama, mystery & suspense? Allison “Essence M” Edwards delivers just that, hold on to your seat for this rocky ride.”
La Shonda DeVaughn, Author of A Hood Chick’s Story pt I & II