Pen2Pad Ink has the privilege of working with some exceptional authors. Working with each of them to either write and/or publish their project has been an incredible experience. We wish you much success and look forward to watching each of you blossom on your literary journey. Be sure to check out their latest releases.
Your desires. Your dreams. Your aspirations. Yes, you have them, we all do. But how long before something becomes more important than all those things? Join Zenobia Harvey as she takes you on a journey through pain and deprivation thanks to unique but detrimental addictions. She hopes that you might be able to bury your “Tom” too, so that you can blossom into who you are truly called to be.
A Walk In My Shoes
Angel Carr’s bold and courageous viewpoint within the pages of this book will serve as a reality mirror for individuals who are willing and ready to challenge the way people have been taught in school, our homes and society in general for hundreds of years. Whether it is anger, revelation, disappointment, inspiration, action, or all of the above – get ready to take a journey. This blog-like expression of perspective contains the writer’s real-life experiences and painful stories as well as the stories shared by other individuals including the stories of our ancestors. As the writer puts it, the truth isn’t always pretty, but it doesn’t change the fact that it is the truth. Venture to the past and present as you take a walk in her shoes. The power of change lies in you, and the next generation is depending on it.
Birth Out of Darkenss
What if you were told all of your life "you gone have to develop a personality because you're the ugly duckling"? Sticks and stones have nothing on words spoken to a young girl who simply wanted to play and enjoy life. What happens when the ugly duckling grows up? A LOT. Author Bertrille Williams takes you on a deep and painful adventure of how she learned that what they say does not determine whom she will become. Out of the darkness, light and opportunity will prevail.
Take the blanket off. Take the clothes off. Take the bandages off. What is left? The truth. Venture into the pages of this book to see how one woman endures molestation, rape, addiction, shame, and other obstacles in order to live a life with no limits. Listen to her spiritual advice and counseling that can assist with overcoming trials so you can live a life UNCOVERED and FREE.
A Time to Heal
Arlene Cameron never wanted kids, yet she gave birth to four. Who does that? The government handing out checks per child must have made those labor pains a little easier. She was a Christian woman who treated her children like the enemy. Could attempted murder, abuse, neglect, and mental illness all happen in one family? Why, yes . . . yes, it could. Because in Arlene’s family, that’s exactly what happened! However, when she found Jesus for real, she decided she needed to make things right with them.
But it was too late. They hated her! Well, not Jesus, just the kids. She wanted a family reunion with children who didn’t feel they had a family. She would have to create one in order to reunite it. Her youngest ran away at seventeen never to return. Her only son just wants to know who he is. Her oldest wants answers, and her prized child has a secret that everyone knows but her!
Pain caused by jealousy, deceit, and betrayal had torn them apart, and the one person who could bring them back together is missing. It is known that there is a time for everything. Arlene had already used up her time to tear down and to kill when she destroyed her family. Now, however delusional it might be, she’s hoping it will be a time to build up and “a time to heal.”
Be Careful What You Wish For
Be Careful What You Wish For is an impactful page-turner from the memoirs of Adele Bijour as she depicts her battle with life and lupus while still trying to make sure her family stays intact. She takes you on an emotional journey, giving you a glimpse of her daily struggles physically, mentally, emotionally, professionally, and financially. Adele shares her life story with admirable strength and courage. She takes you through many of the most private moments of her life until the very end.
A Sinner's Circle
They told her that God was the one who had her mother. She understood that in order to see her again, she would have to make his acquaintance. So she went to the first place she expected he would bechurch. However, what she found there was anything but God. Lies poured out to her from the pulpit that sounded so much like scripture the preachers even fooled themselves. Souls were being ministered to by fueling their bloodstreams with the kind of faith that took them so high they needed detox to come down. The choir director and the musicians asked her to sing songs in A minor while their hands were around her throat, choking the notes from her. It was said that her body was a temple not to be defiled while they used it for their own personal trash receptacles. She was told she was loved as they watched tears fall from her eyes because of the pain they were inflicting. All the while, the pastor lay in wait, preying on whomever he chose to devour. No . . . church was not where Karen found God. Church was where she learned to sin professionally. Round and round, she went spiraling into darkness. The God represented in church could not be the one she was in search of. He had to be bigger and better than this.
Sojourn with Karen as she relives her story. But know Gods voice and his Word for yourself so that you are never found caught up in A Sinners Circle.
His Peace, Her Poison
What can look so beautiful but be so deadly? What can be so tasty but cause heartburn? What can look like love but cause so much hate? Lelani knows. She could tell you. But letting you find out for yourself is way more fun. Author Christina Louise takes you on a rollercoaster ride about love looking right but being completely wrong.
What Once Was Mine
Lalani is finally moving on to a better life without men who do not appreciate the beautiful person she is inside and out. She falls in love with Thomas, a firefighter with the looks, the intelligence, and the compassion women long for. Just when she believes in the good in the world, Leilani finds herself questioning who she is and whom she loves. Join author Christina Louise on this rollercoaster of love, passion, and mistakes of what once was hers.
I'm In Love With Him Not Her
On the outside, Raymond is what every woman wants. On the inside, Raymond lives with a secret self that he wants the chance to experience openly and in truth. When family, friends, and lovers collide, what will happen when the world knows that Raymond is black, successful, and gay? Witness the twists and turns that help others to know where Raymond's true heart resides.
The Fixer Upper
Leilani is still recovering from the effects of past men and their hurtful flaws, but she still chooses to believe in love. After a series of crazy dates, she meets Xavier, a man who appears to have everything she needs and more (especially the MORE part). When she learns Xavier's other life, Leilani has to continue to improve herself even through the mountains and valleys. What will happen this time as Leilani learns what is meant for her will come from some of the most interesting places?
Ra'Deja Shawntel Saxton leaves the close-minded town of Kentucky in hopes of creating a better life for herself as a transgender woman. She thought it would be easy, but when is life ever that way? Join Deja as she battles lies, experiences love and lust, and drama the only way she knows how: with her strength. It takes a lot to be a Ghetto Queen, and she is ready for whatever comes her way.
Sex Love Lies & Deceit
Some people say money is the root of all evil, but I think jealousy is. Jealousy can cause you to do and say things you might regret. It can hurt people you may truly love and break friendships and relationships that were built to weather a storm. Sex is enjoyable, but it can also be an addiction far worse than any drug. It can control you physically, mentally and emotionally. Sex, Love, Lies, and Deceit will take you on an adventure into the life of a young transsexual woman named Candy. Expect the unexpected as this novel is going to give an inside look at a lifestyle you probably know nothing about. Join us on this incredible ride where dreams become nightmares, friends become enemies, secrets become regrets, and fantasies become realities. This book is a ravishing page-turner filled with chilling tales that will keep you on the edge of your seat as it leaves you wanting more.
Sex Love Lies & Revenge
It’s been a year since the horrific death of his fiancée. For the past year, Jamal Cane has battled depression and addiction in a desperate attempt to escape his past. Just as Cane begins to reclaim the pieces of his life; his world is brought to a screeching halt. Haunting memories and regret forces Cane to deal with issues of the past head on and he learns that REVENGE is a dish best served cold. Follow Cane on his volatile journey towards peace and redemption. Will he ever find it? Join us on this thrilling page turner that will leave you eager for more.
Gangsta By Circumstance
Shyla Brown is content living the life she has, as the wife of Goodsman’s most ruthless Drug Kingpin, Big D. She lives a lavish lifestyle. One that most in her hood envy, Being the wife of the HNIC. Shyla is respected in the community and she loves it. She feels on top of the world in her designer clothes, purses, and luxury cars. Life seems good until one day Big D doesn’t come home. This one event turns her life upside down. Shyla has a decision to make. Does she crumble under the pressure or Does she rise up and take over the reign of the family business and deliver retribution to those who dared to violate her husband’s name and reputation?
Shyla decides to find out what happened to the love of her life and make those responsible pay. In the mist of seeking revenge, Shyla finds that things may not be as they seem and sometimes your temporary circumstances can lead to a lifetime of changes.
Three sisters with mommy issues and dreams of making their memories of the hood a thing of the past, are struggling hard to function. Murderville, the one man who can put an end to the struggle, is also the same man who is causing the chaos. He has hired one sister to defend him in court. And why wouldn’t she? After all, she is his childhood sweetheart and she’s still in love with him. He already has another sister working for him. She now makes her money dancing in Club Body. Apparently, being turned out by this man runs in the family. However, the other sister is threatening to throw a wrench in the whole operation. As a law enforcement officer, she has gone undercover. Her mission is to make sure that he pays for what he has done to their mother and the family. The only way for these women to survive is to ban together. But, can they put their differences aside long enough to put him away and save themselves? Or will the hold he has on them take them all to early graves? Only time will tell if it will be Murderville or one of these women. But, in the end someone will be Betrayed.
Mikeela Rye has been shot, and her life hangs in the balance. What will the Rye sisters do? Author Anitra Ferguson continues the saga of betrayal, love, and pain as members of the Rye family try to recover along with staying alive. When the dust finally does settle and the façade fades away to reveal the mountain of family secrets, will the Rye family make amends and let bygones be bygones? Will they throw caution to the wind and disregard family loyalty yet again? Two wrongs don’t make a right, but it sure can settle the soul and make it even.
Excuse Your Excuses
When will today be THE day you decide to live? What will it take for you to be the person you want to be? Only you can answer that question. However, allow the wisdom and experience from author Lakhila Tellis, RN inspire you to make that day today. Excuse Your Excuses takes you on a journey full of loss and pain to inspiration that is uplifting and encouraging. It's time for you to live the life you know you deserve.