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About S. Cassadera
S.Cassadera was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, where her creative imagination and a love of reading encouraged her to write her own stories in her early 20s. She's currently signed to Major Key Publishing. Her novel The Predatory Pastor has topped Amazon’s Black & African American Christian bestseller list, Amazon’s #1 New Release for Wolves in Sheep's Clothing and Honorable mention in Los Angeles Book Festival '22. To contact S.Cassadera, please email her @ firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow her author page Authoress S.Cassadera on Facebook, follow her on Instagram @ author_scassadera, goodreads.com/scassadera, and amazon.com/author/scassadera.
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Born of mixed heritage, Jayliah gravitates toward her father's side of the family more than her mother's because that's all she knows. Her actions are being tested daily by a biased mother that she has to defend her choice of friends. While exploring her sense of identity, her parents are experiencing their own crisis. Ambrielle has been harboring a dark secret for most of her life. When she feels threatened to expose her shameful past, it plummets her into acting out. This secret has caused a wedge between her and her husband's marriage. How could she think it was all water under the bridge? Not only is she not close-knitted with her daughter as she wishes, but the endless arguing weakens the mother-daughter relationship.
As Jayliah encounters typical teenage ventures associated with adolescence and challenges like her upcoming 18th birthday, prom, and graduation, she deliberately conducts secret meetings with her maternal grandparents. All things were good, so she thought until a bombshell dropped on her life. Will Jayliah accept the newfound beliefs, or will it send her racing in a downward spiral?
Tyrese has been a faithful man to his family and would do anything to protect them, but when his back is pressed against the wall, will it be enough to save his daughter from the chaos caused by lies?
Michael has been the lead pastor over HSCMBC for the past five years. Before he became a servant of the Lord, Michael's first love was women. Women have always been a downfall for him. However, when Te'nae strolls inside the church doors by herself with her kids on multiple occasions, Michael is smitten with her. When he sees Te'nae in a dream, he believes it's a sign from God. God has answered his prayers. He begins pursuing her and develops an obsession. Will the vision he prayed for come to pass?
Te'nae joined HSCMBC for the singing and not the drama. As she communes with believers alike, she finds herself in the path of Pastor Michael's infatuating trap. After enduring countless immoral behavior, she discovers the leader of the sanctuary is psychologically deranged. Will the craziness send Te'nae running in search of another church or hinder her attempt to build a relationship with God?
Ain't nothing like confusion in the church, and these members have something to say. Sister B, assistant Pastor Najir, and Mother Pearl have been quiet too long, but now they must take a stand. What will come to the members of HSCMBC?
Connor has always enjoyed the company of a woman but when his coworkers bet him to woo a woman of color, they chose an African American woman. Doctor by day and notorious playboy at night, Connor assumes his charms will knock the socks off the woman's feet, but he's sadly mistaken when she refuses to entertain him. Feeling defeated, he's on a mission to succeed, stopping at nothing to win the bet. The turn of events has him questioning his own motives and his upbringing because of her since his type never involved messing with a black woman. When the slip of the tongue causes all hell to break loose, will Connor allow emotions to guide his heart or will the playboy remain untouched by love?
Although their first encounter was a disaster, she’s learned just because their skin is designed differently didn’t mean she tolerated racism. While working together on a project, Simone is fascinated by his upbringing. She begins to open her heart while uncovering layers of Connor's insecurities. She teaches him how to love someone from the heart and not the color of their skin. Thinking she’s found the one, a devastating secret is exposed. It causes her to turn her back on him. Will she allow the green-eyed hunk to convince her that it was bad judgment on his end or give him the boot?
Caiden arrives in town to assess the CNA his grandmother has hired, but he's suspicious of her. It's not the color of her skin but simply because she's a woman. Thanks to his ex from ruining any connotation of falling in love again.
Will Caiden be tempted to fall for another woman or learn to live as a bachelor? Will Kyla give Caiden a chance, or simply do her job and leave?
Amazon's # 1 New Release, 2021
Benjamin King is the senior pastor of the megachurch, Mount Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church. He craves power over his congregation and appoints like-minded leaders to carry out his will. Pastors Allen and Bishop are already aligned in the vision, but with the growing number of members, he hires his fourth and final pastor.
Pastor Boseman's mission is to lead the lost souls back to Christ. While doing so, Pastor King receives a supernatural calling. He advances the kingdom of God, but someone is stealing money from the church. Members such as Mother Odell and Sister Viola are on the watch committee to find the snake in the grass or the culprits in the sanctuary. A conflict against time and karma, who will come out on top at MZTBC?
Yoslyn, is a twenty-one-year old woman who leaves her hometown, Winterville, NC, due to a small-town secret. She puts her son up for adoption and it nearly destroys her. Seven years later, she returns home. A chance encounter with her aunt reveals the truth. Before she can establish a bond with her son, she must mend a relationship with her son’s father.
Betrayal is a bitch! Frustrated that his son’s birth mother suddenly reappears in their life has him questioning her appearance. Why wait seven years? What’s the purpose? Adrian believes she has an underlying motive. His feelings toward her are unclear, unsteady, and unreliable.
Is it because he still loves her? Will he welcome her home into his heart? Or has his heart hardened because of her betrayal?
Losing her parents in a car accident years ago, Kay decides to stop running from her problems. She returns home to live with her grandmother after graduating from college and takes a summer job as a caregiver. The patient is a ruthless, bitter, uncouth drunk. Soon, she meets the nephew and he’s breathtaking. As the two spend their days together, they unexpectedly develop a bond despite the tense atmosphere. Unbeknownst to her, she helplessly falls in love with the nephew who’s hired her to take care of his uncle.
And go after what you want…
Mich is visiting his uncle for the summer, thanks to his mother. He's ordered to help get his uncle out of a bad funk. When he arrives in Nos Angeles, Georgia, he’s disgusted to see his uncle's living conditions. He thinks hiring a caregiver will do the trick. She has one job and that job is to help him get his uncle back on his feet. Although she's beautiful, tempting and kind, he's not interested in forming a relationship with her because all women are tricksters. But once he gets a taste, he doesn’t anticipate falling for the hired help.
Will Kay surrender her heart to Mich or will she learn to love him from a distance?
Five couples, five stories about friendships, trust issues, forgiveness, and love that resolved over time.
In Dare to Love, Sapphire and Zaiden hook up one time. Three years later, when Zaiden returns to the states, he finds out that he has a three-year-old daughter. Will they find their way back to each other, or will they remain cordial because of their daughter?
In Retail Love, Manny notices Sienna. Manny has FWBs (Friends with Benefits), not relationships. Sienna falls for Manny. One night and many more creates a baby. With an ex popping up, mama drama, and work issues, will these two withstand the trials being thrown at them or succumb to life?
In Undercover Love, Special Agent DiMaggio resurfaces from underground after avenging his brother’s death in a secret operation gone wrong. In doing so, he leaves behind his girlfriend. He has a new purpose. His mission is to reclaim Savannah. Savannah presumes DiMaggio dead when he leaves her without a trace. After picking up her disheveled life with the help of her now-husband, Ryan, she’s a happily married woman. Ten years later, DiMaggio reenters her life and shakes her world upside down. Will these two reconcile their love for each other or leave the past in the past?
In Out of Time, Candace is running from her abusive ex-boyfriend. She picks up the wrong luggage at the bus station and brings more attention her way than she intends.
Last but not least, in Sweet as Peaches, Peaches is captivated by street thugs. She meets Tater, and they hit it off. Something about Tater’s side job sparks her interest. She digs and discovers a secret. Will it lead them together or push them further apart?
What's done in the dark will come to light, or will it?
All God's children can't walk the straight and narrow path. Running from a shady past, Kalief joins the Sanctified Soul Pentecostal Church, where they speak in tongues and encounter the Holy Spirit. While excelling in the music ministry, he's chosen by Pastor Caleb as their Psalmist, which has many challenges and rewards. While merely possessing the honorary title and doing the Lord’s work, or so he says, will his ‘calling’ protect him from his true character as it is revealed?
Will Shanshalia, who is opinionated and strong-willed, give the off duty police officer a piece of her mind or her heart after she accidentally crashes into the back of his SUV? She gets the feeling that he’s been hurt before. And he’s a real challenge too. Will she allow Gabriel to keep her at a distance or close the gap of learning to love?
Gabriel has suffered from many losses in his life. It’s been his uncle, aunt, and himself for the past nine years. He has no time for inconveniences until Shanshalia crosses his path. He encounters her on more than one occasion whether it’s at the store, on the side of the road, or wherever it is but she’s always there.
He compares her to his late wife. He’s been hurt before and doesn’t take unnecessary chances, but it’s something about her. He finds out she’s harboring a compassionate and selfless persona. Can a wounded heart learn to love again?
This is a standalone novel.
Have you ever felt the need to fill a void in your life? Well for seventeen-year-old Janiece, she finds herself at that standpoint. Losing her mother from a drug overdose and constant degrading by her grandma, it pushes her to act out. Anger and grief are too much to bear. She runs away from the pain inside hoping freedom can fill that space. She falls prey to drinking and following the crowd that leads her down the wrong path. Her biggest issue is that she trusts easily. She embarks on a journey to find out who her real friends are. When life couldn’t get any worse, she is left contemplating her own life. What will she do?
There comes a time for healing…
This earthly angel named Josiah seems to be too judgmental for her cup of tea. He’s more annoying than anything; until love has a way to manifest itself back into her life. She learns to let her guard down and to wait on the Lord. Maybe someone could love a damaged soul like hers after all. Will Janiece allow Josiah to comfort her or will she push him away like the others who claim to love her?
Running away from guilt nine years ago sent Valencia in the arms of pursuing higher education living in another city. She learns to cope with the loss of making the wrong decision led by selfishness. Valencia doesn't allow depression to settle, but instead chooses to experience life to the fullest without Lorenz, her first love. While having a life of her own, relationships teach her that having a kept secret can only get you so far.
Going back home is always a good thing, unless you’re Valencia. Valencia leaves her high school sweetheart to pursue higher education. When she returns home for good, she plans to reunite with her first love, but bad timing has a way of screwing up any romantic feelings because Lorenz has a new lady in his life.
After accepting the shocking revelation, which is difficult, she refuses to acknowledge the chemistry brewing between them.
Lastly, Lorenz attempts to reunite with Valencia, but she shuts down his advances and spews hurtful words to kill the passion from burning. It seems as if the table has turned. Valencia loses hope but seeks the comfort of Lorenz's touch. When everything seems surreal, a slip of the tongue exposes the mystery of abandoning Lorenz years ago.
Is it possible to mend a broken heart? Can a second coming be as good as the first time, or will it leave a bad taste in their mouths?