Taisha Ryan's BOOKS
U.S. Army soldier, Damien ‘DJ’ Jr. vowed to carve his own path. Be the upstanding man his late father never was.
But when a disturbing truth about himself is revealed, DJ is discharged from the Army and forced to face the brutal reality—he and his father are more alike than he imagined.
Searching for answers, he ventures off to Miami to meet the one man who knew his father the most. Frankie Peters. His estranged godfather that he hasn’t seen in over 20 years. But DJ’s mission goes awry when he finds himself wrapped in a passionate love affair with Frankie’s precious daughter, the beautiful—and married—Layla Adams. All the while, battling vicious demons he can’t seem to escape. When an unexpected revelation alters his world as he knows it, DJ soon realizes only he has the power to save himself.
He just has to find a way.
The pain of betrayal pierces like a knife. And now Jahsir Martin is on a warpath to seek vengeance. But little does he know, the battle is more vicious than he could ever imagine. Because, what do you do when your biggest adversary is yourself? When the mirror tells the ugly truth, and the shadows of the past loom from a distance, it takes more than willpower to conquer through it all. In life, there is no redemption without restoration. No more running.
It's time to face the past.
And most of all…
Fame. Powerful enough to destroy the purest of souls. And recording artist, Jahsir “Jah Soul” Martin is on the brink. Low album sales. Struggling music career. And a rocky breakup, that nearly pushes him over the edge. Until one day, he crosses paths with Nari Williams. A sweet, island girl, from Jamaica with an alluring beauty, exceptional gift for cooking, and an aura bright enough to radiate his spirit. He’s enamored. And determined to have her. When tragedy strikes Nari’s homeland, he invites her to his world in L.A. with an offer that will inevitably change her life. And his. Feelings ignite. Passion emerges. Love flourishes. But can it sustain? In Hollywood where money, fame, and lust reign supreme, morals are tested as two broken souls grapple with their sanity for the sake of love…and a peace of mind.
Y E L L A
Red and blue sirens. The last thing Yella Cooper remembered the night her world was destroyed before her eyes. It’s been four years since the incident, and she is now forced to pick up the broken pieces and move on with her life. But things take a different turn when she meets Lorenzo Reed. A tattoo artist and painter from out of town, with an eclectic style and charisma.
As feelings intertwine and passion rises beyond the surface, Yella is propelled into new territory she didn’t expect. However, in life, nothing is ever as good as it seems. And as the shadows of her past looms not too far behind, Yella quickly learn the consequences of running away from the very demons that haunt her. And in order to prosper in her own light, she must first face the darkness before it suffocates her.
Amari Starks has nothing else to lose. His fiancée dropped him like a bad habit. And he just quit his corporate job that nearly drove him insane. So, when his friend Izzy, an independent filmmaker, reaches out to him in need of a favor, he agrees.
Not only does he need a break. He would finally have the chance to chase his childhood passion. Film. But here’s the catch. He would have to leave his comfy life in New York. And travel all the way to Nigeria to capture footage of the destructive terrorist organization, Si Jinde. His biggest challenge yet. His life then takes a whole different speed, when he meets Yewa, a fiery seductive temptress from Nigeria.
With the heart of a lioness. And a hustler’s spirit, survival is all Yewa knows. Love is not. That is until she meets Amari Starks, a man different from what she’s used to. When their worlds collide, something beyond their comprehension compels them together. And both hearts are tested in ways they never imagined as they fight their toughest battle yet…love.
Death seemed like the only option for Andre “Dre” Grant. After his daughter is murdered, his life spirals out of control and he jumps in front of a train to end it all. But when his life is miraculously saved by a Good Samaritan, he is forced into a psych ward to face his repercussions. It is there, he learns the truth that his daughter, Destiny, has actually been alive and is in the custody of Ava Hunter, the sister of his deceased baby-mother. Andre vows to stop at nothing to see Destiny again. Even if it means disrupting the life of Ava to do so.
After the tragic death of her sister, Ava Hunter promised to take care of her niece, Destiny, by any means necessary. But never in a million years, had she expected Andre Grant to show up at her doorstep. The same man who destroyed the very lives of the people she loved. Repulsed, Ava wants nothing to do with him. But Andre has other plans.
In this fueling tug-a-war, emotions run high. Hearts are put to the test. Anything is bound to happen.
Are they both ready for it?