Raynetta Manees is a best-selling, award-winning author: both digital & print: traditionally & self-published. She's done it all! Five Star (★★★★★) African American / Black romance novels as well as a non-fiction book about Alzheimer's. All books available on Amazon and B&N.
Her landmark first-person novel, "All For Love," first released in 1996, is now considered a Black romance classic. An updated e-book edition of the novel was released in 2013. This book is now Book One of The SuperStar Series.
September 2016 marks Raynetta's 20th anniversary as an author. She celebrates this milestone with the release of Book Two of The SuperStar Series, "All For Love: The Superstar" in Sept 2016. This book is now available in digital and paperback formats.
"All For Love: The Superstar" is a finalist for the 2017 Emma Award for the Best Contemporary Romance of the year. The Emma—the premier award for black authors of romance—recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas featuring black, African-American, and multicultural protagonists.
The lyrics to a song the book's hero has written, "Whenever We're Apart," are in the new release as well as in Book One of the series, "All For Love. The author actually composed music for this song and a video of her performing the song is a part of this Author page.
The author's 2014 release was the five-star rated romance novel, "Fantasy." Her 2013 re-release, "All For Love," also rated five stars, made three Amazon.com Top 100 best-sellers lists in its first week and remained there for six weeks. Raynetta is the very first recipient of the Award of Excellence from RomanceInColor.com for her novel "Follow Your Heart."
She is currently working on Book Three of The SuperStar Series, "All For Love: The Superstar's Daughter," which will be released in 2017.
All of Raynetta's books are rated four/five stars by readers on Amazon.com and BN.com (Barnes and Noble).
Raynetta Manees is a graduate of Wayne State University, with a degree in Mass Communications. She retired as a Federal government executive administrator after a 28-year career. Raynetta now writes full-time. Her love of the media arts is reflected in her novels, whose characters are involved in some aspect of entertainment/media.
Raynetta has been a solo vocalist since childhood, performing in numerous venues in the Northwest and in the Caribbean. Her stage name is "Rayne," and her first CD, "Singing in the Rayne," a collection of smooth jazz vocals was released in December 2012.
The author is an accomplished actress who has appeared in numerous stage productions and in TV and radio commercials. As an on-air radio personality, she was known as "Shalimar Brown, the baddest girl in town" on AM 1180 WXLA.
Raynetta stepped away from her career as a notable romance novelist in June 2015 to pen her first non-fiction work, My Alzheimer's Diary. "Alzheimer's has claimed so many in my family, including my mother," said the award-winning writer. "I just plain got mad and decided to fight back." The book explores Alzheimer's effect on her family and her own journey of diagnosis.
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