InD’Tale Magazine – September Issue
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InD’Tale Magazine – September Issue
Page Link: http://www.indtale.com/
“A shattered spirit is not easy to mend – When a broken heart is your closest friend.”
Anesha Allen was a strong, independent, young woman of color. At least that is what she always told herself during the most difficult times in her life. But it wasn’t all true. She was actually a woman who had been ruled and ruined by her emotions, and those emotions had often determined the direction she would go throughout her life. With renewed determination (and a little bit of medication therapy), she finally forces herself to face up to the worst heartbreak she had ever endured. The outcome for her future, especially in concern to life and love, greatly depended on how strong she truly believed herself to be…
Release Date: September 1, 2017
Amazon Kindle Pre-order Link: http://a.co/gvLenpi
The first thing for her to acknowledge was the scream. It wasn’t out loud, just bouncing there in the back of her mind like it always did when she knew she was on the edge. Even the tears that threated to fall from her light brown eyes were held at bay if by nothing but sheer will. Staring at herself in the bathroom mirror, the tips of her fingers were practically numb from the grip she held onto the porcelain sink. “I’m a strong black woman,” she mentally reminded herself. How long she would be able to survive on that strength, she knew, depended on how well she could handle the issues that it was finally time for her to face…
Author Kai Storm is a new face in the Urban Literary world, has brought us shining jewels called Alani’s Bigger Hustle & Alani’s Hustle Gets Bigger. Kai was born in Panama in 1972 and came to New York in 1981 with her mother. She discovered her writing gift as a junior at Boys & Girls High School when an English teacher gave her an assignment to develop a story from just one paragraph and since then, her pen was hot. Thru the years, Kai continued to write any and everything not only to keep her gift alive but also for therapeutic reasons, either way her pen and paper kept her sane. In December 2007, Kai was working at a hospital as a temp and even though the assignment was over the first week of December the hospital kept her on for two more weeks just so that she would have money for Christmas presents but there was nothing for her to do during those two weeks so she decided to pen the first three chapters of Alani’s Bigger Hustle. Only after she submitted the first three chapters did she decide to write the rest of the book “just to see what I would do with it”, and when she pushed this out, it was nothing but fire!
“This story literally lived inside of me since I was 12 years old, it grew up with me and I knew one day it would be out in the world for all to see, it just had too!”
Kai was first signed to a publishing house in August 2008 and because she was so excited about the whole venture she never fully researched the company and the works they produced and because Kai had her own personal life issues, she never fully pushed for the book to be released. Once things in her life calmed down and she was ready to be published, in October 2010 she discovered the company was not all ready to put out her book and thru Author to Author connections that she made on Facebook, she found a publishing company that was not only ready, they couldn’t wait to sign her on. This company was Twenty First Street Urban Editing & Publishing, LLC and they along with Kai, brought Alani’s Bigger Hustle to life.
When meeting Kai for the first time, you can see the excitement that she has about her book, the confidence and the great work ethic she exudes is intense and the best part of all is that it’s genuine to the core. Kai always has promotional information about her book, upcoming book signings and events and anything she is currently working on, and if you are an up and coming author seeking advice, Kai will go above and beyond to provide all the information you need because “If we supported each other more we could rule the world!”
Kai is not only a writer but also a mom. In 1997 Kai was blessed with her first daughter named Africa who taught her the real meaning of life and responsibility and the lesson was so overwhelmingly beautiful that she had another daughter named Agodess in 2009. Her third daughter Anaya was a wonderful surprise in 2015. All in all, Kai is a woman that is thankful for all her blessings and plans to continue writing as long as she can. Her third novel is promising to be hot thriller; it’s called You Just Don’t Know, it’s written under genre erotica kink and the best part of all….Miss Kai Storm is gracing the cover of her third book! Kai has written contributing stories for a group collaboration book called Sistah’s With Ink Voices as well as another anthology called Lipstick 3 where Kai dropped another jewel called “Love Vibe”. Kai continues to do book signings and events around the country while she writes great reads. Checkout for her collaboration with Black Books Publishing on a anthology called 21st Century Black Erotica in which she has a hot story called “I am Your Master” and if you haven’t heard the great news, the third leg of the Alani series called La Familia AND a love story called That One Voice are both available for your reading pleasure! Her latest novel which is a very dramatic based on a true story novel called Where’s My Daddy, is also available now.
At one point in time, Kai was doing author features for an online Christian magazine called Elation but for whatever reason, the site took a small hiatus. This left Kai Storm in a sort of a situation because authors were steadily sending her their info to her to be featured. Through the encouragement of a close author friend, she was given the idea to use her current websites to do the author features and Kai absolutely loved that idea. Using her own websites, Kai launched a feature section called KAI’S AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT which allowed her to escape the restrictions previously set upon her by Elation and it has been a great success for her. Her two websites www.nattiekai.com and www.nattiekai.wix.com/kaistormbooks get a great amount of weekly traffic so it’s not only a benefit for the author featured but also becomes a benefit for Kai Storm and the ever growing brand with over 6,200 Facebook likes and an ever rising hit counter. Kai currently blogs for Vocal Media, a blogging site with several blogging platforms, one of which is called Filthy. So far, her hot blogs have not only opened people’s eyes to her hot pen but also have provided her with yet another level of audience to captivate. For your reading pleasure as you sip your tea, you MUST check out all of her blogs, you can find all the live links on her Nattiekai site.
Kai has also been successful in getting copies of her novels purchased by libraries across the US. For her, knowing that her books exist means that her life will forever be remembered so to speak; her mark is left on the world for years to come.
InD’Tale Magazine – July/August Issue – 2017
Check out the new issue here: www.indtale.com
Hello, my friends. Please forgive me for my absence, but as we all know, life gets in the way sometimes. Guess that goes without saying, but I had to say it all the same. Anyway, I am glad to be returning with some truly great news.
I hope you all remember that amazing first-time trip I made to New York last year to be a part of this awesome documentary film. A recap of that trip is somewhere on the page, but what I am here to talk about today is that we made it as an official selection feature for the SOHO International Film Festival!
What’s extra wonderful about this festival is that the cast and crew, along with our super talented Emmy-winning Director, Jill Salvino, is that we get to walk the red carpet before the premiere AND we will do a question & answer panel afterward. This is yet another first for me and I am beside myself with pride, fear, excitement, and more nervous anticipation than anyone can imagine. Most of all, I am so happy to be able to be a small voice in a group outstanding people who are willing to share their stories of life and love with the world in a feature film. This is something we really need right now. More love. Overall, this is truly a dream come true.
In closing, I just want to say when all is said and done, I will be happy to share all of the events and festivities that happens around this premiere, and if you are in NYC during this festival, I would love to see some of you there. Let’s start a conversation and keep it going!
Link for tickets is just down below. Hugs & Love ~ Tracy J.
MAIN SITE: https://www.betweentheshades.com
~ In honor of the U.S. Armed Forces Week 2017 ~
by U.S. Veterans David McKoy & Lynn Hallbrooks
Synopsis: A team of CIA Special Operators, known by their call sign: Wrecking Crew, were assigned a special overseas mission that did not go as planned. Before they even arrived back to the Forward Operating Base, they had become disavowed. The active duty military assigned to that region were wary of this group. However, once they saw them in action, things began to change.
Dedication and appreciation: David McKoy and Lynn Hallbrooks are military veterans. They appreciate not only fellow veterans but those who are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of that and the interaction of team Wrecking Crew with active duty forces in Call Sign: Wrecking Crew Storm Warning, they have put the book on sale for only 99 cents USD throughout U.S. Armed Forces week. It is available to all Amazon marketplaces and can be accessed via this link: http://a.co/buDhzNL