Tuesday, May 18, 2010

High Stakes

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High Stakes is a gripping and fast paced drama guaranteed to expose the cunning and slick nature of the real,"Sin City,"giving you a peek inside the shrewd world, exposing the myth: What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas. Shauna, Dawn, and Felicia are best friends who are bonded as "partners in crime" while trying to survive in Las Vegas, Nevada aka Sin City. Their friendship quickly begins to unravel when Jeffrey, Dawn's fiancĂ©, enters the picture. Although happy for their friend, Shauna and Felicia quickly begin to question the validity of their friendship when they aren't allowed into Dawn's new picture perfect life. Desperate to keep her old lifestyle a secret from her fiancĂ©, Dawn comes up with an elaborate scheme to make sure she weds Jeffrey at any cost, but Jeffrey attends a bachelor party where he meets, and instantly falls for, the naive and beautiful Shauna, and he and Dawn's relationship becomes compromised. When dealing with matters of the heart, all bets are off. Felicia is caught in the middle, and when it proves too much, she goes against her better judgment and becomes lost in her own world where promiscuity and drug abuse become the major players in her life. Each girl is dancing on the stage of uncertainty. When the curtains are drawn and the neon lights go dim, who will wind up with the standing ovation? High Stakes, sometimes when you gamble a little, you wind up losing it all. 

I read it.. & I loved it. The characters were so relatable... I found a bit of myself in all of them. I follow the author Toshia Shaw on twitter (@WritingAddict) & I am sooo happy she recommended that I read HER novel. I finished it in a day. I LOVE reading. Once I get deep into a book, its pretty hard for me to put it down. Plus, I love Urban Novels. Yes, Black people do enjoy reading when it is something that we can relate to or identify with. I'm too old for Twilight & Harry Potter.. I kind of look up to her now. I really feel like I can write a book now. I went through so much in ATL with my friends and our MEN problems. I think I have something to write about. Hmmm... Would you read it??

Anywho GET THIS BOOK! You won't regret it.

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Bio below..
Toshia Shaw is a poet, and writer hailing from Memphis, Tennessee. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband and two children. She holds a Bachelors degree in Human Services and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration in Health Care Management. She is on the Executive Board of the Nevada Youth Alliance and she is the Executive Director of Purple Wings Organization; a non-profit directed at deterring at-risk young ladies from the sex industry of Las Vegas, Nevada. When Toshia isn't writing she loves spending time with her family and lending her voice to her natural hair online blog, On the Road to Queendom.

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