More About the Author
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it." ~ Pope John Paul II
(This feels like an ever-evolving bio, but that's a good thing, right? LOL)
Along with the philosophy I aspire to in the quote above, I also keep to my mantra: corrupting minds, one book at a time!
I started my journey as an author back in 2009 when I wrote The Awakening, the first book in my Nubian Underworld series. The series revolves around a world and a subject that not very many are privy to or really know about: the Fetish/BDSM/S&M world. I was determined to prove that "black folks are into kinky stuff, too," even before the current craze spawned from Fifty Shades of Grey. I spun a tale of sexual liberation, revolving the series around a Dominant Couple, Ramesses and Neferterri, and their submissives, incorporating lessons for the novice that might be curious but not yet ready to indulge in that world, while entertaining and titillating the experienced kinksters whom are used to delving into the world of WIITWD (what it is that we do) and enjoying the decadence within.
My sophomore effort came in 2010 with Deviant Intent: OBSESSION. In this series, I combined my two loves: erotica and mystery/crime fiction. I relied on my background and studies in the criminal justice field, spinning off this series from my Nubian Underworld series. I introduced readers of The Awakening to Dominic Law, who was an Atlanta Police Detective who turned P.I. in the Deviant Intent series at the request of his childhood friend, Ramesses. The idea of this series was to have the firm handle the cases that the police deemed low priority, with the exception being the SVU.
Both series have caught the attention of Zane and Strebor/Atria Books a few years later, and I signed book deals for them in 2013. My Nubian Underworld series will begin again with the release of The Awakening in December 2013, followed by Legacy in June 2014, and Tempest in December 2014, with more books forthcoming and in the planning stages. The Deviant Intent series will begin again Summer 2015, with OBSESSION, followed by DECEPTION and RECKONING, with more books forthcoming in that series also.
I have lent my short story talents to a variety of projects, beginning with the anthology, Making the Hookup: Edgy Sex with Soul, edited by the amazing Cole Riley. Other credits include Erotic Snapshots, Vol. 5 and Vol. 6 and Lies Told in the Bedroom, edited by Essence Magazine best-seller Anna J, and Zane Presents Z-Rated: Chocolate Flava 3. I have a few more anthology projects slated for release in 2014 and beyond, and I'm always on the lookout for quality projects to be a part of.Back in 2011, I sort of pulled a split-personality shift, giving birth to my alter-ego, Curtis Alexander Hamilton. (In July 2014, after a long conversation, Curtis has changed his name to P.K. Rashaan). With any luck, P.K. may have a few more projects in the lab to entertain the reading public.
Before it's all said and done, I'm hopeful that anyone that reads any of my novels can find a character that they can identify with and love or love to hate. As the novels continue to come out, the maturity will be noticeable, and the depth of the characters will keep fans coming back for more.