Home isn’t always where the heart is…

Welcome to Sugar Land.

Meet Bey and Jake.

Two people from two different worlds find themselves in an attraction that can’t happen. They shouldn’t have anything in common. Still, their weaknesses become each other’s strengths to overcome painful life lessons.

Young love can be complicated. Sometimes even real love can’t withstand harsh realities.

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Soo I got to thinking – scary I know. Grab a glass and drink with me.  Sugar Land, this is my story to tell. I’ll just start somewhere.

My grandmother was crazy AF. I mean batshit was a tame way to describe her. – Sorry – Anyway my family (I use the word loosely) has some GTFOH secrets. You know the ones the elders in your family whisper about and snap their moths shut when someone under 55 walks into the room. Those black marks that most black families hate to admit might exist. YEAH those. So looking back after ruminating for sometime things got really clear in a moment of true epiphany.

Its because Clara B. Blue was 7 sociopaths, psychopaths, take your pick rolled into one. Most that bullshit never happened to me and although I don’t think appreciated her – fear would be more applicable – I gotta thank her, hell if I had some Wild Turkey I would pour her a couple shots and have a long talk with her because things are so much more clearer as I get older.

Growing up the bullshit, when your a child its your world. Seeing these people, I’m kinda glad I was never fully integrated into that fold and I believe I have Clara to thank for that. I was really hurt then, but damn I thank God for you now.

I tapped into a lot of those feelings when I was writing Sugar Land – the secrets well I’ll take them to my grave but all in all I am not as fucked up as I probably would be and that is saying something. Sugar Land is with the editor because I don’t want the bullshit troll reviews that seem to follow me around on occasion. In my heart I know Sugar Land is clean. The first time she (Barb Wilson) read it – this is what she sent me.

-You wrote a vivid, compelling narrative with some deep POV that ripped my heart out and danced on it.-

I thank her for ensuring – of course there will be someone, there always is – the best damn dramady, romance I like to think I have written, will be clean as humanly possible. Why? Not just because I wrote it but because I truly wrote it from the heart and soul.

I promised my mother I wouldn’t publish it until after she died. I may never tell the secrets but readers are about to get a whole lot of characters based on folks that are related to me if not by blood then by marriage. I now have a whole bunch of fucked up people too talk about. Whew. I needed to say this even its only on social media in the late night as I kill this bottle of wine.

Sugar Land is something of a reckoning for me. Let the fun begin…the anger, confusion, pain, resentment and finally freedom is represents in a multitude of was with a plethora of characters. I’m not sure any reader will be able to walk away with out relating to at least one of them. Good or bad, love or hate. I don’t don’t doubt Sugar Land will affect you. And as a writer that brings me joy.

Enjoy, KassannaSUGAR LAND2

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All Hail the Queens!

What happens when four friends by a motel and casino. It was a dream turned to reality turned into a nightmare. Subject to a con of epic proportions the hotel they thought they bought turned into a money pit that they couldn’t escape.

Money is tight, renovations are costly, and no matter what they did or how they approached the problem. Shit just keeps going wrong. Meet the four ladies of The Players Club. Check out their stories.

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Meet Dreadful Remington –

A gifted Blackjack player, she nickname though has nothing to do with cards. To come up with the funds to purchase her share of the Gulf Stream Motel and Casino she borrowed the monies from one of the biggest gang leaders this side of the Mason/Dixon line, Bao Barnaby LaCroix. A Vietnamese Cajun he headed the Dixie Mafia and he required repayment. He didn’t want money.

She wasn’t ready…He isn’t waiting.

Meet them both in Queen of Clubs.

Available in Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/Queen-Clubs-Players-Club-Book-ebook/dp/B07DGT2J3Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528142864&sr=8-1&keywords=Queen+of+Clubs+Kassanna

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Is time fluid? Can lost love be found again and again?

I was watching an old Erika Badu – Next Lifetime – and I was struck by the premise of what if. Suppose there was no good ending to every reincarnation? Would you meet your soulmate again to correct a wrong? In that instant Timeless was born.

I found out a little something, something too, historical research is hard. I got much respect for those authors that choose to write historical romance. It took a minute to get everything right but when I finally did. Whoo boy. Augustus and Zakiya are amazing characters and I am so thankful they choose me to tell their story.

I mentioned the idea to a few other authors, Marteeka Karland and Shara Azod. The three of us put our heads together and Time After Time the series was created.

Three different authors with three totally different books all birthed from the same idea. Originally set during the Roman Invasion of Africa they reconnect in the US in the present. The history between Augutus and Zakiya is deep. Here is a little more about mine.

He will never lose her again…
August Arnati dreams in vivid color of a woman he has never met. Death and destruction dog their steps in his dreams. A fate, he doesn’t know how to change. His soulmate, her image drives him. Always. When he finds her. He will never let her go.
Kiya Zaghloul can’t shake the imagery that fills her mind. Emotions she has never felt in reality, flood her fantasy world. Her worlds collide when she meets the man that plagues her dreams.
His approach – A cheesy pickup line.
Her decision will set in motion a fate they should have shared the first time.

And don’t forget to check out the other two books by some truly gifted authors. Thanks for visiting with me.

Kassanna

Going to bed will never be the same.

Remember lying in bed? You were young, a child, warm, snuggled up under thick covers. A small lamp on the night stand bathes your bed in a soft, reassuring glow.  Beside is your mother, or father, perhaps its your grandmother’s turn to read you a story. She pulls out a thick volume. The cover is brightly covered with animals, princes and princesses on the cover…

Who am I kidding? These ain’t no sweet ass fairy tales. They are twisted AF…hence the series name –

F’d Up Fairy Tales.

Although those saccharine, achingly, sweet stories  were the bases for these books I can promise you – grandma wouldn’t be reading them to you. You might want to settle in, grown folks style. Get under those covers with a toy or two and hunker down cause I’m not sure if your ready for this ride.

Check them out – https://ursulasinclair.wordpress.com/fupfairytales/

Yeah baby (in my best Austin Powers voice) I’m not sure if y’all are ready but these books are loaded and waiting.

Red is my take on Red Riding Hood – Yeah, no, its nothing like that story. Somehow I veered into some serious family drama and hot sex – well you gotta read it. In my world though, its not a bad thing to be a Wolf. Ha, ha!

Baddest Man Around

Hello Nurse…and Doctors…

My ode to Pinky and the Brain. LOL or was it the Animaniacs? I know I am showing my age.  But who didn’t like the siblings from hell or a mouse that wanted to take over the world? If I think about it I can still hear the theme songs. And this has nothing to do with my subject it was just a random thought.

Speaking of which – yeah my thoughts are all over the place but Infinity has a commercial I find panty dropping sexy. The guy is in a suit and he turns up the radio blasting –I’m the baddest man around – Yes, Lawd but he is smexy. Bobbing his head and mouthing the words. He pulls up and gazes out the window smiling. And who comes around the corner but some teenage girls waving and exclaiming – Hi Dad – That sexy man was all about family from the beginning.

Anywho, this leads me to my latest release. A short story titled One More Run. The hero is so low key I didn’t realize he was a hero. Zeke quietly handles his business. He’s the type you never see coming. Through the course of the book I slowly realized this a bad mutha- shut my mouth. My heroine is kick-ass but I have explained how I write them before however I have never written an understated hero. I will definitely be writing one again.

Check out the blurb –

Cherish “Roc” Greene did her time. She walked out of jail with the intent of joining her family and starting a new life. Her reality was completely different from dream. her daughter was in the hands of human traffickers and her grandfather had tried to save her child. They were both in trouble and it was up to Roc to come to the rescue.
And the only person that could help her was the man that betrayed her.
Zeke Hansen did what he had to do even if that meant making tough choices to ensure his family’s survival. Including letting his lover go to jail. Now, Roc was in trouble and he needed to set things right. If she would let him. Despite all that they had been through he still loved her and it was time to make her realize that. Even if it cost him his freedom…even if it cost him his life.

Here is the link. Let me know what you think. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071Y6K489/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492828829&sr=8-1&keywords=Kassanna+One+More+Run

 

I want – no – need to say this…

Hey Friends,

I reserve this site to talk about books mine mostly and authors friends sometimes. Reading and writing takes me away from a sometimes painful reality. Politics is not something I discuss. Everyone has their own views and no matter how I feel I can respect that. But, the climate lately  is concerning to me. I deal with most ish by writing it out and this is no different, so here goes.

I’m going to throw this out there and stop reading me, disown me (for those family members that voted for 45) block me from social media But these are my feelings and since this is my forum.

We are going to lose healthcare coverage. That is a forgone conclusion. 45 was put into office because some were to damn lazy to get up and vote while others were pissed because their candidate didn’t get into the final run-off.

Democrats like to use minorities to further their agendas like any politician. No party is perfect because we don’t hold them accountable. But in my hearts of hearts I believe the Democratic party is probably the best option we have at the moment.

That said. Republicans basically own our asses because they do control a majority of the government -right now – so they can do what they like for their agenda leaving those of us in the lower and middle class to suffer because
1. We aren’t white
2. We aren’t rich and
3. Most of us aren’t old men.

Instead of standing together and hashing out our parties difference later. As my grandma used to say we put our business in the streets and divided our party. Republicans aren’t stupid they took advantage of our division and guess what. They united to put an orangutan in office. The zoo keepers aren’t in charge any more. Its more like the monkeys got all the keys to the cages.

But I digress.

To my original point – With the repeal of ACA no one is safe even those who have healthcare through employers. Honestly, most will probably lose the health care they have. It will be a painful, nauseating process giving some of us a death note because without insurance we can’t get the medicine, surgeries, help, needed to live. But this is what some American’s wanted. Maya Angelou said when someone shows you who they are believe them. 45 told you what he would do, that, I believe was the one honest thing he said during his candidacy. So don’t cry now about how any of this wasn’t expected. To quote my mama. “Bi&ch Please.”

This will be a humbling couple of years and maybe, Slapping my palms together and praying HARD, we can get our act together to take back Congress and the Representatives. Until then…well all we can do is wait and fight each battle as it comes. And for those of you that voted for 45 – I’m going to quote grandma again. “Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.”

I have no pity for those that support hatred, and inequality. That train left the station on January, 20, 2017. I realize that in some of your eyes 45 can do no wrong which is why I’m going to sit back and sip my liquor laced tea because getting through the next four years will take herculean effort on the part of many of us. But let me remind you. He who laughs last…laughs first. And when karma comes to bite several folks in the ass I want to be rocking in my chair with my eyes wide open.

I will go back to our stand programming and post books cause yeah, they are my Valium. Later Gator.

Kassanna

Pack Rulez – Noir. The unexpected book.

When I originally planned Pack Rulez, it was only supposed to be about three brothers. I got the idea while watching a tv show on A&E network and thought…hmmm what if. Most of y’all know thats how all my books start out LOL. But Pack Rulez, that world grew. So large that there were spin off series and stand alone books. In my mind Shifter Nation exists in our world and animals walk among  us. These characters take me through so many twists and turns that I’m never sure what to expect or who will be written next. I learned a long tome ago that they -the characters- decide the order and I am simply a vessel to tell their story. We first met the Wolverine twins in Claws, they had no names and I only knew that they belonged to the Sneak that had arrived in Betaille a few years earlier. Noir and Lumiere came out of nowhere as did Deuce the twisted hero. Until I typed The End, I didn’t realize what an integrel part of the story Noir and Deuce were. I guess the character know better than I because in the over all storyline their book makes sense.

Noir will be followed up by Redemption which is planned for release in the summer. Wait – there will also be releases in Pride Riders and Shifter Legends. Not to mention I have an entirely new series coming out from Changling Press sometime in the second quarter. AMT1 – Triple Digits, is a Sci-fi/Fantasy.  In the meantime, check out the blurb below and be warned…there are some updates and surprise in Noir. As well as clues, y’all know I always put clues in my books you just have to know what you are looking for. Thank you for hanging with me on tis roller coaster ride through shifter nation and just know the twist and turns aren’t over yet.

Hugs. Kass

Deuce offers his service to the highest bidder and lately Colonel Malachai has been the man footing the bill. But now the insane ex-soldier has tasked him with an assignment he may not be able to come back from…who was he kidding he is a freaking lion and his species wasn’t called the King of the jungle for no reason. He’ll do the job, collect his pay and go ghost because after this even his friends will become his enemies.

Noir is the only name she goes by. Cajun transplants from Canada, she and her twin Lumiere are part of the Wolverine sneak. Actually, her clan had to relocate since they pretty much decimated the Rabbit herd…but hey, the Goddess shouldn’t have made those bunny shifter’s taste so damn good. Still as a sentry she had a job to do and currently that was training the children of Betaille how to survive in the swamp. Things could be worse she could be stuck in Volkshire like her sister.

Another day in swamp paradise, she was happy until a lion shifter darkened her doorstep and tried the unthinkable, to claim her. Hard as she might try to keep her beast under control it was time to show the lion why animals didn’t screw with a wolverine. He would get a dose of crazy he wasn’t prepared for…war has begun.

Pack Rulez: Noir

Life is filled with – What if’s…

While writing one book I had a dream about another. Now, I’m not sure if it was the influence of the ID channel because I prefer the thrill of detective shows and who dun it’s while writingn or if I was suddenly channeling another character out of the blue. Regardless, Francois Allurd had a hold of me and he wasn’t about to let go until I told his story. I wasn’t sure about the tale he spun but I decided to write it out and let the words take me where they wanted to go. I gotta say I found the story intriguing.  Death, survivors remorse, a haunting and it was all tied together by the love of two men for one woman.

In the end can a man give up everything including his life because of the guilt cause by the loss of another and can love bridge that abyss to keep him grounded to this world?

Its the most wonderful time of the year…Merry Christmas!

It took over 300 days but we got here, unscathed mostly.  2016 has not been an easy year, regardless, Christmas is just that Christmas and there is no dismissing the sheer joy of the holiday. Every year I write a story to celebrate the holiday season.  This year I wanted to focus on the funny. How relationships can make you laugh and Jingle Bells was born. Originally the title was Jingle Balls but I was talked out of that name, some folks didn’t find it as entertaining as I did. I took my inspiration from various family interactions and added in a sprinkle of  angst. Let’s face it, every family has their issues but when you meet the one person that can dim those family problems and be a shelter in the storm, well, that can be an unexpected gift.

Meet Essie, Elias and Emun and take the roller coaster ride that happens when a little white lie becomes one whale of a whopper mis-truth. Sometimes the deception of love can become the real thing.

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Merry Christmas Everyone!!!