50 Shades meets Beautiful Disaster, in a provocative and heart-wrenching tale about a virgin stripper with a tragic secret, a dangerous past, and a complex billionaire.
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Terrible Love, comes a #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AFRICAN-AMERICAN & INTERRACIAL EROTICA series.
Praise for THE TOKEN:
" ... Brilliantly dark and shockingly raw, The Token will rock your very foundation... [it] is a step beyond other masterpieces in literary fiction. Emotionally invested, heart-wrenching circumstances, you can't help but walk away changed for experiencing this story. A favorite above other favorites, The Token will leave you breathless..."- Beth, Tome Tender
" ... It [THE TOKEN] has all of the hallmarks that I have come to love about her writing - a strong heroine, a tortured hero and a wickedly smart plot that seduces you from the very beginning. This book made my "Best of 2013" list and now I can't wait to get my next Marata fix..."- Autumn, Martini Times
Faren doesn't think her heart can break any further until Mick discovers her sullied secret in the worst way possible.
Faren picks up the shattered remnants of her emotions and moves forward with a desperate plan to win Mick back that doesn't involve one penny of his billions. When Faren sees what remains of her life coming together with a synchronicity she can only dream of, the unexpected happens with Jay--and she must play a razor's edge of deception once again.
Can she tie this final loose end and receive the money from that aborted last dance before the countdown of debt has expired? Will a dirty cop and the long arm of Ronnie Bunce conspire to ruin the fragile bond she's created with Mick? Or will the concessions Faren's made along the way shatter the dark joy she has been given.
The Token is a free title, with 9 books to follow and is an Amazon #1 bestselling African-American and interracial category. Paid books 2-9 continue sell well (rankings in the 30-50K range) with book #10 releasing in August of 2016.
Dark romance with a sub-genre of romantic and psychological suspense. Most of the installments are novella-length, with volume #7 a full length offering.
I tenderly brush the hair off her forehead, though she doesn't feel it. She never knows when I'm with her. The rain coats the window, distorting the outside world and making this room a bubble of reality. The space is dim. That's a must, since too much light causes her to thrash. On some level, she rebels. It's my deepest regret that her rebellion couldn't have been sooner, when it could have saved her.
It's a good day when I don't cry when I visit.
Today my eyes are dry but the next time they might not be. I squeeze her hand, speaking softly. I lean forward to press a kiss on the tissue-thin skin of her forehead. It's translucent, the body inside, still and soft from lack of movement.
My mother lives but not as she should.
I rise like I have hundreds of times and move to the door of the clinic that takes care of catatonic, high-needs patients.
I have a new job.
I do cry then.
No one notices my tears anymore. They're used to them, and I don't bother to see their sympathy.
I have a date with Kiki.
Kiki swivels in front of her makeup table and smirks at me. My trench coat drips water onto the floor.
“Gawd!” Her full lips pout as she swipes another layer of sparkly crap on her lips. “You look like a drowned rat.”
Her face softens. “See your mom?”
I nod. Kiki knows it always sucker punches me to visit. It kills me not to. I face the evil I can bear.
“Well, let's get you in the slut suit, baby.” Kiki moves through the hanging costumes until she gets to my size, and she frowns slightly. “I don't know how I'm going to stuff that gazelle body in the average getup.”
Already translated. Translated by Saskia Di Stefano