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A young girl fights to overcome her past after escaping rape, bullying, and homelessness. Shante Clemmons (Butterfly) is a mature-looking, fifteen-year-old foster home reject, who is tossed into the street in the middle of the night after being falsely accused of sleeping with her foster care father. She falls asleep behind a well-lit club only to be awakened by a huge intimidating man who offers her a job as a dancer. Butterfly becomes the most popular dancer in the club until she decides that she is ready to focus on her education. The upset owner of the club demands she make due on an old debt or suffer the consequences. It ends in a physical altercation, and Butterfly flees for her life. As fate would have it, she ends up in the care of her estranged father's ex-prison cellmate, Dr. Johnny Forrester, who takes Butterfly under his roof to fulfill a promise he made to her father. With much dismay, Butterfly moves into the Forresters' home. Despite her many obstacles, she is determined to survive her senior year of high school and then go to college...but will she?
An intriguing psychological journey filled with memorable cameos of characters from Sylvester Stephens's previous novels, unforgettable erotic encounters, and a twisted yet realistic story line Dr. Johnny Forrester is a psychologist, former sex addict, and brother to Michael Forrester, the steamy protagonist from The Office Girls. Desperate to understand the minds of his mentally disturbed female patients and validate himself as a doctor, Johnny repeatedly violates the sacred boundary that protects the doctor-patient relationship. He tolerates the blatant manipulation of a woman accused of abusing her child, allows a Pulitzer Prize-winning Nobel Laureate to make him her submissive protégé, and has an adulterous affair with a lusty patient. When two of his patients are murdered-- including his lover--Johnny is in serious trouble, and it will take his brother's help to get him out. Carefully researched and sensitively accurate in its portrayal, The Nature of a Woman explores the minds and souls of women diagnosed with mental disorders and the clinicians who treat them.
Sex discrimination and harassment threaten one man's sanity in this funny, seductive, and topsy-turvy ride through corporate America. Floundering novelist Michael Forrester has been reduced to writing a pseudonymous column for a local newspaper. When the paper runs a story he finds offensive to African-American men, his inflammatory rebuttal gets him fired. So Michael sets out to pen an exposé that will prove corporate women are just as scandalous, competitive, and insensitive as their male counterparts. When he manipulates events to get hired into an office that is staffed completely by women, his plan quickly spirals out of control. Romances sprout like weeds, and Michael finds himself fighting for the women rather than against them. But can he focus on his work, keep his flings a secret, and achieve the success he has always dreamed of? Hilarious and eye-opening, The Office Girls uncovers the challenges women face in the corporate world every day through the eyes of a man who has to live them.ning, The Office Girls tells the story of every woman who works in the corporate world and the challenges they face on a daily basis.
An ENGAGING and PROVOCATIVE new novel that CHALLENGES all the political, social, and economic INADEQUACIES of the AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS System. In a dazzling display of political insight and masterful storytelling, Sylvester Stephens presents a new novel about what has been wrong throughout America's past -- and what can be made right in its future. Solomon Chambers is born in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1940. His parents and his uncle moved to Michigan from Mississippi years earlier, hoping to avoid the racism of their home state. Solomon eventually becomes a lawyer, and when his uncle is murdered in Mississippi he serves as a witness for the prosecution -- and has his first real brush with the reality of racism. Later, in the year 2007, Affirmative Action and the Voting Rights Acts are abolished. When African-Americans charge the United States government with violating their constitutional rights, Solomon is called to try the most significant case of his career, and one of the most important in history. Full of powerful political commentary and dramatic narrative, Our Time Has Come is the inspiring story of a man who must confront himself and his own history -- and fight for a just future that can heal the pains of a violent past.
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