Day 2 #365GratitudeChallenge

Ekaaro, Peace & Grand Rising!

I am grateful for Life!!!

Today I am grateful for the gift of forgiveness.

To forgive does not mean that the “incident ” never happened; it merely means that you’re not allowing it to control or hold you back. It never means that it’s okay.

To forgive or be forgiven is very healing.

It allows you to start the process of moving beyond the issue.

Let go so that you can grow,

May you find the strength necessary to let go ✨✨✨

✨🕊 Chè🕊✨


Must Read Erick S Gray

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 audienceTold in his inimitable style, Erick S. Gray delivers a classic knockout. Read LOVE AND A GANGSTA and you’ll be floored by the story of Soul and Americawho have been in love since their teenage days. They invested ten years together until Soul is incarcerated for drugs and gun. America waits 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 by him through 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 OmegaSoul’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?

America’s Soul

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Author Allison “Essence M’ Edwards

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 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 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

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I’ll remain hopelessly bipolar,
Che’ xoxo