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About M. J. Kane
M.J. Kane stumbled into writing. An avid reader, she never lost the overactive imagination of an only child. As an adult, she made up stories, though never shared them, to keep herself entertained. It wasn’t until surviving a traumatic medical incident in 2006 that she found a reason to let the characters inhabiting her imagination free. Upon the suggestion of her husband, she commandeered his laptop and allowed the characters to take life. It was that, or look over her shoulder for men caring a purple straitjacket. And the rest, as they say, is history.
No longer a television addict, if M.J. isn’t reading a book by one of her favorite authors, she’s battling with her creative muse to balance writing, her career as a librarian, and being a wife and mother. She resides in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with her high-school sweetheart, four wonderful children, and four pit bulls.
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So when Brian’s boss offers a weekend at the company beach house for Brian and Ebony’s fifth anniversary, the couple jumps at the opportunity, inviting their married friends to join them.
When the six couples arrive in sunny Miami Beach, they vow to place life troubles on hold and enjoy a child-free weekend. But even paradise can’t whisk away problems… The realities of life after saying I do come to light. Unresolved issues from the past surface. The bonds of matrimony shatter.
And one couple may never have a chance to make things right.
Fans of the Butterfly Memoirs will enjoy seeing where their beloved friends are long after their Happily Ever Afters… and find themselves flipping the pages fast to find out whether their favorite couple comes home together or ends up Shattered.
What readers are saying about the Butterfly Memoirs:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved how the characters got to really know each other despite the ethnic differences... M.J. Kane has just found another fan.” — VINE VOICE
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A Wonderful Story of Love and Triumph.” — Hopeless Romantic, AVP
Ebony Campbell is a smart and sexy career-oriented black woman who wants nothing more than a summer fling with a man who challenges her mind and body. What she doesn’t expect is Brian Young, a blond-haired, blue-eyed bass player, to step up to the challenge.
Despite negative reactions, their fling develops into a deep relationship, and Ebony discovers juggling love, family, college, and career are nothing compared to the ultimate betrayal she endures.
Now her dreams spiral into lies and secrets that threaten her future and the trust of those she loves.
All novels in the Butterfly Memoirs are stand-alone stories—no cliffhangers. Each book revisits each of the characters' lives, though, so you'll enjoy following along with old friends as you meet new ones..
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I loved how the characters got to really know each other despite the ethnic differences... M.J. Kane has just found another fan." — VINE VOICE
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A Wonderful Story of Love and Triumph." — Hopeless Romantic, AVP
Like butterflies in the spring that disappear into cocoons and emerge, completely changed, M.J.’s characters are no longer the same when their stories end.
This set includes Books 4 – 6 in the Butterfly Memoirs:
Determined to make up for his past mistakes, Trevon gives his ex what she wanted before their breakup, what feels like his soul, which means he needs to forget about the exotic woman who stole his heart one fateful night…
With a new job waiting in Atlanta, the only other thing Derrick’s looking for is a woman who's willing to fit his no-strings-attached relationship policy. But then he runs into Kelli, a woman with a smart mouth who challenges him in every way…
When Brian and Ebony and their married friends arrive in sunny Miami Beach, they vow to place life troubles on hold and enjoy a child-free weekend. But even paradise can’t whisk away problems… The realities of life after saying I do come to light. Unresolved issues from the past surface. The bonds of matrimony shatter. And one couple may never have a chance to make things right.
What Readers are Saying about the Butterfly Memoirs:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I loved how the characters got to really know each other despite the ethnic differences... M.J. Kane has just found another fan." — VINE VOICE (A Heart Not Easily Broken)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A Wonderful Story of Love and Triumph." — Hopeless Romantic, AVP (A Heart Not Easily Broken)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion…" — VINE VOICE (Jaded)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Looking for an HEA, straight-up romance—this is for you…" — Goodreads (Lonely Heart)
Determined to make up for his past mistakes, Trevon gives Trina what she wanted before their breakup, what feels like his soul, which means he needs to forget about the exotic woman who stole his heart on one fateful night.
Kai Malone refuses to play by her family's rules…
Instead of working for the family business, she became a firefighter. Working in a field dominated by men is hard enough, especially when you have a multicultural heritage, but Kai dedicates her life to her career to be the best and so she doesn’t have to think about the infidelity of her fiancé. Tired of his deceit, she gave in to a one-night stand with a complete stranger, someone she'd never have to see again – or so she thought.
When tragedy strikes, their worlds collide, leaving them no choice but to interact with each other again. It doesn't take long for them to realize the attraction that brought them together the first time is stronger than ever, forcing Trevon to make the biggest decision of his life.
When her computer crashes, taking months of hard work with it, she must rely on a computer genius to save her. Zachariah Givens is the complete opposite of the men from her past, so she doesn't expect the passion that ensues.
Just as she finds happiness, though, she learns the truth about the other woman in Zachariah's life.
With a new job waiting in Atlanta, the only other thing he's looking for is a woman who's willing to fit his no-strings-attached relationship policy. But then he runs into Kelli, a woman with a smart mouth who challenges him in every way. She'd be perfect ... if it weren't for the fact she had kids.
Shortly after giving birth to her son, Kelli's husband announced that he wanted a divorce. Forced to move in with her newlywed sister, Kelli is faced with raising two young children on her own, finding affordable housing, and landing a job that will pay her bills. The last thing she needs or wants is a man in her life. But when her brother-in-law's best friend shows up for dinner, it's impossible to ignore the sexual attraction. Fate and finances have another plan, though, forcing Derrick and Kelli into living under the same roof.
Despite their differences, Derrick finds himself breaking his own relationship rules. But as his luck would have it, just when he thinks he's ready to make a commitment, tragedy strikes close to home and, with it, issues from his past that force him to risk everything for what he wants.
Instead of planning her wedding, Kaitlyn Rodgers is facing motherhood alone, the pressures of a new job, and caring for her rebellious younger sister. What should have been the happiest time of her life turns into one stressful event after another.
After watching his father struggle to raise a family by himself, auto mechanic Antonio Rodriguez refuses to follow in his father’s footsteps…even if it means a lifetime of loneliness. When Kaitlyn's car breaks down, though, Antonio goes beyond auto repairs to take care of her needs.
Soon, an unexpected friendship begins, allowing Kaitlyn and Antonio a glimpse of happiness…until the father of Kaitlyn’s child returns, ready to offer her marriage and a future. But at what cost?