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Johnnie Wise was just fifteen years old when her mother sold her virginity to an unscrupulous white insurance man named Earl Shamus. Stunningly beautiful, with long naturally wavy black hair, she possessed the voluptuous body of a thirty-year-old woman. Her skin was the color of brown sugar. Johnnie had heard about Earl Shamus and his escapades among the poor black women in New Orleans. But what she didn't know was that Shamus had quietly made several of the girls in their neighborhood his reluctant concubines when their youthful bodies ripened--she was next. Enter 1950's New Orleans, a world of betrayal, envy, lust and murder, where everyone has ulterior motives. Take a peek at Johnnie Wise, a 15-year-old girl, being pursued by ruthless crime boss, Napoleon Bentley, who will stop at nothing to have this young beauty. Little Black Girl Lost will shock you right up to the very end with its revealing truths.
As a follow-up to his bestselling Little Black Girl Lost, Keith Lee Johnson takes us back into the life of Johnnie Wise, a stunning 15-year old whose beauty is so seductive it sparked a race riot in New Orleans. Now, the riot is over, the National Guard has left, and life can begin to return to normal in the black-owned Sable Parish. For Johnnie, though, there is still some unfinished business. She has made it her mission to get to know the white side of her family, the Beauregards, and takes a job as a maid in their home, watching quietly to learn what really goes on behind the walls of their stately home. What she sees is more than she ever expected. Outside of work, Johnnie is determined to win back the love of her life, Lucas Matthews, but first she must convince him that the night she spent with ruthless crime boss Napoleon Bentley meant nothing to her. To Bentley, however, the night was unforgettable, and he will stop at nothing to have Johnnie to himself. He has set the wheels in motion to take over the New Orleans Mob, with Johnnie by his side as his willing concubine. Keith Lee Johnson weaves an tale of love, lust, deception and power, all against the backdrop of a racially troubled 1950s New Orleans. Johnnie Wise is a young woman readers won't soon forget.
The past resurfaces in the third instalment of the life and times of 17-year-old Johnnie Wise. Truth has its consequences and Johnnie has a lot to answer for - the innocent girl from the first tale is gone and all that remains is the self-absorbed, self-righteous courtesan who is now complicit in three murders. Keith Lee Johnson takes readers back to 1950s New Orleans and into a world of betrayal, envy, lust and murder where everyone has ulterior motives.
Fans of the Little Black Girl Lost series have become fascinated by the complex character of Johnnie Wise. In this fourth installment of the series, author Keith Lee Johnson takes us all the way back to the beginning, to the root of Johnnie's family tree ... In an African village, a beautiful 16-year-old girl is preparing to wed a much older man, but her heart belongs to his younger brother. Determined to be together, she and her young lover run away on the night before the arranged marriage is to take place. They have no idea that this is the last time they will ever see their families, their friends, or their beloved country. Before they can consummate their relationship, they are captured and brought on board a Dutch slave ship headed for the Americas. The young woman awakes in a new place, where she is given a new name. She is sold to a wealthy New Orleans plantation owner with some very peculiar tastes. Will she find a way to be reunited with her lover, or discover that lust, lies, and murder are a new way of life to which she must adapt?
The year is 1791 and Lauren Renee Bouvier, formerly known as Ibo Atikah Mustafa, is still in North America--New Orleans to be exact--but she's all alone. She has just seen the murder of the man she loves. Someone's going to pay, not just for the death of Amir Bashir Jibril, the African warrior she ran away with to escape an arranged marriage, but for the death of all the men who died needlessly in the house on Bouvier Hill. They were shot down like dogs for murders they did not commit. Revenge can be a costly thing. Fortunately, she has plenty of money from Beaumont Bouvier, who purchased her as a favor to the trusted friend who captured her in Nigeria. Beaumont Bouvier is also the man who set her free. She is now being seduced--not by a man, but by freedom, money, and the incredible amount of power she's amassing. Will she be able to carry out her murderous plans? Or will she become so enamored by wealth and influence that she abandons her African heritage to embrace the American Dream?
A Supreme Court nominee has been murdered several days before her confirmation hearing. Within twenty-four hours, another high-ranking politician is killed -- and soon government officials are being picked off one by one. Enter FBI Special Agent Phoenix Perry, a tough-as-stilettos detective known to hold her own against even the most lethal of criminals. Phoenix, already involved in another high-profile sex-abuse investigation, is hand-picked by the President to find the assassin. Little did she know that the two cases are related...and that the culprit knows her every move.
This fast-paced thriller twists and turns its way through the prplexing investigation of several mysterious murders that will have readers on the edge of their seats. When the set of twins are released from prison they have one thing on their minds; to settle the score against the people who put them there in the first place. The revenge killings begin in the District of Columbia with the murder of the prison warden and his wife -- both found viciously beaten and brutally dismembered -- and to continue on the opposite coast where a socialite is found dead in Malibu. Baffled by the gruesome murders, Detective Phoenix Perry ends her vacation early to conduct an unauthorized investigation and embarks upon a thrilling adventure to unravel the mystery and put end to violence. Sugar & Spice is a gripping race to discover who is behind all of the murder, corruption, and revenge. It is sure to keep readers guessing up to the stunning climax. From a promising new voice in fiction, this novel will keep spines tingling and pages turning.
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