Unwrapped: Luck of the Draw by Anna Black
Intimate Conversation with author Anna Black
Meet Anna Black, author of Now You Wanna Come Back, Luck of the Draw and Split Image
Talented and inspiring is the best way to describe this Chicago Native. Now You Wanna Come Back is her debut novel and it has done its duty to deliver a page turning introduction for Anna. She has showed herself to be ready for the literary world with her first release and is anxious to release her second novel Luck of the Draw in April 23, 2010. Her love for writing began about ten years ago with poems and short stories and now she is ready to wow readers with her page turning plots, while she gives readers stories that will make them laugh, maybe cry, but definitely reflect. This new authoress is here to make a mark in the literary world, so readers get ready. She currently lives in Texas with her husband Chris and her daughter Tyra and it is her pleasure to share her written words with you.
EDC Review Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Friends come and go, but the good ones are hard to let go. Kennedy and her best friend Cherae were like "two peas in a pod," Kennedy's daddy would say because they were tighter than a large man in a medium suit jacket. Although they were totally different in size, personality and back ground, they had been friends and loved each other since the second grade. Tables turned for their friendship when that evil word 'jealously' came between them over a sexy club owner named Julian Roberson.
One night led this duo down an ugly road that Kennedy never wanted to travel on and a road Cherae never imagined she'd lose on. Cherae opened up a can of pain on Kennedy and after over twenty-five years of friendship, one man caused it to fall apart. Not knowing what to do or who to trust, Kennedy sought support from her true friend Teresa, who had tried to warn her about her life long pal Cherae many times before. When the smoke clears and the truth finally comes to light, they learn a lesson in friendship, love and loyalty.
BPM: Tell us a little about your main characters. Who was your favorite? Why?
My main characters are Kennedy, Cherae and Julian. Kennedy is a young, wealthy, single, plus sized woman who has shied away from love because her dad warned her, how heartless men could be, but she wished he had also warned her about friends. Her best friend Cherae was like a sister to her and Kennedy was a little naive when it came to Cherae and didn't realize that she secretly envied her life although she was the one blessed with the beautiful face and body. Julian is my favorite character because he is the man that all women dream of having. He is loyal and is the total opposite of what Kennedy's dad raised her to believe. Although most men would break, he stays true to the women he loves and as tempting as Kennedy's best friends offer was, he stood his ground and didn't let her succeed in her mission to seduce him behind Kennedy's back. He shows readers that all men are not the same and sometimes who you trust maybe the one to hurt you the most.
BPM: Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp and share?
Yes, my main message is self esteem. My books caters to every day women, like myself that are not picture perfect. My leading lady and majority of my stories are plus sized, curvy, or voluptuous women. I try to portray stories with realistic characters that today's readers can say, "hey that could be me," verses the perfect size five always having the happy ending.
BPM: What is the best piece of advice you would give to an aspiring author?
My tip for new authors is to definitely invest in editing. A good story can be ruined if there is no professional editing.
BPM: Share with us your latest news, awards or upcoming book releases.
Right now I am with Delphine Publications, Now You Wanna Come Back was released under Delphine November 20, 2009. My next book Luck of the Draw was released April 23, 2010. You can watch the trailer for both and read the excerpts for both of my books at http://www.annablack.net/
Additional information at: http://www.delphinepublications.com/. My next release Split Image will be in the fall of 2010. My book can be purchase everywhere books are sold and at www.amazon.com, www.b&n.com, http://www.thedockbookshop.com/ and http://www.jokaes.com/
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