Taisha Ryan's BOOKS

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.
Heart's Warfare

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.

IMPACT 

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?

 

Hook'd 

Things couldn’t get any worse for boxing superstar, Cameron Lewis. He is falsely accused of rape. And in a blink of an eye, his entire career ruptures into shambles. From heavyweight champion to now a convicted felon with a tarnished reputation, he must now find a way to rebuild everything he’s ever worked for. By any means possible. Even if that means volunteering at a women’s shelter. So, when his publicist introduces him to Sharese Wilson, the bossy CEO of a non-profit organization for battered women, things take an interesting turn.

For Sharese “Reese” Wilson, her life is her career. And being the boss, she doesn’t have time for any games. At all. So, when her friend, Yasmine, offers her the ridiculous idea of involving Cameron with her organization, she immediately refuses. He is everything she’s against. Arrogant, misogynistic, promiscuous, and most of all…a rapist. 

Yet, their attraction is undeniable. 

Before they know it, they find themselves tangled in a web of lust and hot passion, with both hearts caught in the middle. Now what are they to do? This is definitely not what they bargained for. 

Brown Silk 

Seventeen year old, Tianna Harper, never expected to leave Georgia. But after her mother lands a new job overseas, she is forced to leave her small rural town and move up North with her crazy, no-holds-barred, aunt in Brooklyn. Fast paced. Full of life. New York is nothing like back home. And with the help of her cousin, Lavina, Tianna learns to adjust to the new way of life in the busy city. However, everything as she knows it changes, when she meets Damien, a smooth talking, baby faced brother from around the way, who manages to turn her life completely upside down. 

A coming of age story, compellingly painted with the rich essence of 1970’s through early 90’s New York, Brown Silk shares the gripping tale of a young girl’s journey to womanhood, as she discovers the poignant beauty of love, pain, and self-acceptance. 

Ashes 

Life changed for Zara the night of her 21st birthday. Her best friend, Trish, was killed in a drunk driving accident. And it’s all her fault. Burdened by guilt, Zara lived a life of drugs, sex, and destruction. Now 5 years later, she is sober, free and on probation. Ready to turn her life around, she calls up the one person she could trust, her sister, Reyna, who offers her a place to stay until she gets back on her feet. There’s only one thing. Trish’s older brother, Vance, who is also the best friend of Reyna’s fiancé, is staying there as well, after a house fire renders him homeless. It’s been years since the accident and he still hasn't gotten over his sister’s death. He is full of rage. And will do anything in his power to make Zara’s life a living hell. Just her luck. Now she has to endure months under the same roof as the man who hates her with every piece of his soul. Not to mention, the same man she’s loved since her teenage years. 
Will Zara ever find a way to make him forgive her for his sister’s death? Will she ever learn to forgive herself? Or will the demons of the past destroy them beyond repair?

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