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About the author:
Shaun J. Phree is a poet and author from Milwaukee, WI. He started writing when his 8th grade English teacher showed him a way to share his story and touch people without speaking. He quickly realized his talent in writing when he began to win poetry contests at 16. After years of writing only for personal use, Shaun decided to start sharing his poetry and stories on social media. The love he received encouraged him to release his first book of poetry, No Love Lost, in 2010. Shaun spent years on different business ventures but always continued to write. He is currently working on a book collection and he invites you to read his first novel, Caramel Addiction.
What inspired you to write your book?
I wrote a short story 15 years ago and it received a lot of attention. People were reaching out to me to see where they could buy the book I hadn't written yet. I decided to allow the characters to develop over the years. The short story was one page; that' a long way from a book. The short story was inspired by a real life situation and it just grew into three book ideas over the years.
Here is a short sample from the book:
"Just like I thought." Persia picked up her cell phone, briefcase, and coffee before heading silently out the door.
"Your thoughts always go there and I'm not going to keep indulging you. You and your suspicion can sleep in the guest room tonight." Jade responded angrily before slamming the front door.
Jade always had a problem committing to Persia consistently. They have been in and out of different types of relationships over the last two years. Monogamy just didn't seem to be a viable option for the couple. Even when they were in a monogamous relationship, there was always someone Jade couldn't let go of. Persia came to terms with who Jade really was even when Jade couldn't admit it to herself. They maintained an open relationship with very specific rules. Jade broke the rules. Jade always broke the rules. She always had a reason. Like that made a difference.
Persia sat in silence behind the wheel of her car for 5 minutes. She put her wireless headphones in her ear and spoke a command, "Call Lexi." She started her car and pulled out of the parking lot as the phone rang in her ear.
"Well, well, well…I've missed you." A seductive voice answered.
"Are you busy tonight Lexi?" Persia asked.
"Of course not. Well, not too busy for you… What's wrong?" Lexi responded.