Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What I'm reading: Six Letter Word/ Turnabout Is Fair Play by Marissa Monteilh

Six Letter Word/ Turnabout Is Fair Play By Marissa Monteilh

The Six-Letter Word is a “never-say-never” story of how lives can suddenly change. It takes you into the life of McKenzie Livingston, who made some changes that resulted in a career and marriage, a close relationship with her sister and niece, and a promising future. Or so she thinks. 

But God has other plans, all packed into one six-letter word.

In Turnabout Is Fair Play, Raven Singletary and Valerie Boss are like sisters—but their friendship is about to be tested in a way they never could have imagined.

When Raven announces that she's engaged to Valerie's son, Marquis, Valerie, angry and heartbroken, vows to "fix" her. She comes up with the ultimate turnabout—to date Raven's playboy father, Stanley. It's the ultimate forbidden fruit. Will turnabout indeed be fair play, or will all turn out to be unfair for these former best friends? Only God knows how that divine ball bounces.

Voted amongst the 2010 Women of Influence in Publishing by Written Magazine, and a 2010 Pink Diamond Award Honoree at the African-American Literary Festival hosted by SistahFriend Bookclub, Marissa Monteilh (Mon-tay), a former model, television news reporter, and commercial actress, originally self-published her first book, May December Souls, in November 2000. The following year she signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins for the re-release of May December Souls, and a second novel, The Chocolate Ship.

Marissa again signed with HarperCollins for her third title, Hot Boyz, and the next year wrote two books for Kensington/Dafina. The first Dafina book, Make Me Hot (re-released as Morgan's Makeover in 2012), was a 2006 African-American Literary Award nominee. The second title, Dr. Feelgood, was released in 2007, and re-released in March 2011.

Life Changing Books published Something He Can Feel in 2008. The self-published ebook version was pubbed on March 1, 2011. The long-awaited sequel in the Hot Boyz trilogy, called Hot Girlz, hit the shelves on October 29, 2011. Marissa's first ebook novella, The Six-Letter Word, was released in July of 2012, and an ebook novella regarding the ultimate best-friend betrayal, Turnabout is Fair Play, debuted on October 15, 2012. Both novellas were bought by Black Expressions and released as a one of a kind, 2-in-1 exclusive omnibus on May 11, 2013. And in July of 2013, the highly requested sequel to Dr. Feelgood, called You've Got It Bad, hit the shelves. The final title in the Hot Boyz trilogy, L.A. Husbands and Wives is set for 2015.

Marissa is a regular contributor to the literary blog, Novel Spaces, and she mentors new authors by giving of her time to answer questions on a monthly basis via conference call.

Originally from Los Angeles, Marissa now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her family.

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