THE HINGES

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Stepping away from her comfort zone, author JC Miller orchestrates a written tapestry chronicling the fragile state of a woman on the edge of insanity.

Plagued by a lifelong curse of mental illness, Mary Magdalene finds herself spending her golden years in a mental asylum. Her once zealous life becomes minimized to an endless routine of over-stimulating antipsychotic drugs. That is until Salmone Abrams, a hidden jewel from her past, resurfaces and helps her remember who she once was—The Queen of Harlem. Madame Mary Mags.

Inspired by her jazz playlist, JC Miller's current novella, My Name is Mary Magdalene, shakes the family tree while exploring the often-stigmatized topic of mental health. This fictional spin on the biblical account of Mary Magdalene and her seven demons travels from the late 1940s into the mid-1990s as Mary recalls the battles that tore her life apart. Fear, Lust, Entitlement, Greed, Misery, Dependency, Guilt—emotional baggage that once achingly held her down propels her to victory.


MY NAME IS MARY MAGDALENE

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"Dear Diary, On September 3, 1982, two things happened that I'll never forget: I acquired an older sister, and I fell in real love. But tell me, what does an eight-year-old know about love?"For nearly a decade, Hosea Felix and Gomer Williams were inseparable. She loved him from the moment she laid eyes on him. Their friendship was iron-clad until temptation rocked Gomer to her core. Somewhere along the way, she fell for another guy and traded young love for instant pleasure. Not only is Jeri Cole fine—he is a bonafide gangsta, unattainable, and off-limits. Jeri was all Gomer could think about, and the only thing she thought she wanted. Despite her big sister already laying claim to him, not much could stop Gomer from clawing at the possibility of love and diva status. Getting with Jeri felt right...but at what cost?Gomer never backed down. She is the original bad girl—ratchet, bougie, and insatiable. Feel like you wanna dislike her? Well, get in line.They Call me Gomer… JC Miller's sophomore spin-off novel enthralls readers with a deeply woven, emotionally heart-tugging take on the Book of Hosea. By examining rape culture, drug addiction, family secrets, and the vulnerabilities of young Black girls in pursuit of fortune and fame, this contemporary tale gives those in search of a good dra-mance all the feelings!She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, "I will go back to my husband as at first, for then I was better off than now.Hosea 2:7

THEY CALL ME GOMER

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What happens when a young girl is abruptly taken away from everyone and everything she knows?When the comforts of a bayou home are pulled from under the feet of young Rahab Auguste, she must rise above and face the challenges on the streets of the South Bronx. Discovering family secrets withheld from her, Rahab embarks on a journey down a path she never saw coming, with a mother she never knew.I Am Rahab: A Novel - Part 1 is a coming-of-age tale cleverly depicting the biblical account of Rahab the prostitute before the fall of Jericho as told through the present day story of Rahab Auguste. This multi-generational fictional story is the first in a three-part series chronicling the life of Rahab as she discovers the truth about life, the pain of death, and the meaning of survival.Life rotates in cycles, and if you’re not careful you can end up on a road not meant for you to travel. For a young girl plagued by her family's past, her path is just beginning.
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Rahab never saw herself as a prostitute but on the brink of poverty, she journeys down a path that twists her arm towards it. Jeremy Cole enters Rahab's life, flaunting success and persuades her into a life of sex, drugs, money, and fame. In spite of success, Rahab’s soul cries for freedom. The land of milk and honey isn't what it’s cracked up to be. Jeremy uses her talents for his own gain and threatens to tear her family apart. What compels a woman to betray the man who has provided her fame, fortune, and stability?I Am Rahab: A Novel Part 3 is a multi-generational fictional journey mimicking the biblical account of Rahab the Harlot. Set against the urban landscape of the bustling Boroughs of New York City and reflective of the popular mid-eighties and nineties culture; this coming of age tale will leave you breathless!When life throws the great-granddaughter of a voodoo priestess the ultimate storm, how will she respond?
Finding God in the Kitchen: Christ and Cake, a superbly creative comparison book on one's walk with Christ and following the basic stages of a cake recipe. In this book, the author shows us how God is the master baker, taking pride and precise care in creating His wonderfully made finished product, the human race.The master baker is "baking up" a multi-layered cake…..generation after generation.We as the human race are like a masterfully arranged cake, one layer after the other of grace, mercy, and love. Have we ruined the master's cake by allowing a filling oozing with corruption and sin between our layers?Finding God in the Kitchen: Christ and Cake is a compelling Christian read on following God's purposeful recipe for His perfect outcome- you.This book also includes a bonus of the author's favorite cake recipes.