(Unfortunate Series Book 1) by Joan Vassar
Unfortunately Francine (Unfortunate Series Book 1)
Georgia, 1995–A gentle push from her sister causes Francine Adams to agree to one date with the handsome, Jalal Dorsey. When his ex-girlfriend makes an appearance, a perfect evening takes a turn for the worse. Blinded by humiliation and desperate to put distance between herself and the drama, Francine flees the upscale eatery. Unfamiliar with Atlanta, she wanders down a dark side street and encounters a series of unfortunate events.
Troy Bryant has spent seven years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Upon his release, he realizes the man he was before prison is gone. Now, he’s everything he was wrongfully accused of. After witnessing a young woman running from a restaurant in the heart of Atlanta, Troy follows her hasty retreat down an unlit side street, forever changing the course of both their lives.
Troy decides to keep her–no matter the cost, and Francine is forced to need the man who stole her from her life. Two souls collide, and a dark romance begins to bloom. Unfortunately Francine spins an erotic tale of anger, love and acceptance.
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Excerpts from Unfortunately Francine
“All races commit crimes against their own. People perpetrate corruption where they are most comfortable. Statistically, black on black crime is no higher than any other race. It’s prejudice that keeps a slanted black experience in the forefront of the nightly news.”
“Troy almost laughed out loud as he came to understand that he would have to submit to her–to get her to submit to him.”
“Unfortunately, we live in a society that is unforgiving of the poor and people of color. And often times as black folks, we fall under both categories.”
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About the Author
New York native, Joan Vassar is an avid reader and storyteller.
Joan graduated from the High School of Graphic Communication Arts in NYC which heightened interest in journalism. She has always had the in-depth ability to astutely relate, interpret and bring words to life. Joan works as a software analyst by day, but her true passion is storytelling. She enjoys writing narratives that bring to life the African American experience both past and present.
Joan is the author of Introduction to Love and Self, The Black Series and Unfortunately Francine.
"I love to hear from my readers. When a man tells me that my character made him feel a heightened sense of pride, or a woman shares with me that she enjoyed the romance rarely seen between African Americans in literature, I know I've done my characters justice."
Joan currently resides in Georgia and is happily weaving great tales.
BPM: Can you share with us something about the book that isn’t in the blurb?
Unfortunately Francine in a dark romance.
BPM: Give us some insight into your main characters. What makes each one so special?
Troy is the anti-hero who has spent 7 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit.
BPM: Does one of the main characters hold a special place in your heart?
Troy is unapologetic about who he is - drawing the reader into chaos.
BPM: Did you learn anything personal from writing your book?
I'm proud to be black.
BPM: Where do your book ideas come from? Are your books plot-driven or character-driven?
I get ideas from conversation, research, and music. My books are character driven.
BPM: What did you enjoy most about writing and developing the characters for this book?
I enjoy celebrating black masculinity, black family and the black experience.
BPM: Have any of your books been made into audio-books? If so, what are the challenges in producing an audio book?
I hope to start producing audio books soon.
BPM: Do you write multiple books for a series? Do you have any new series planned?
I do write multiple books in a series. I am currently promoting book 4 in the Black Series. I have also started a new series called the Unfortunate Series.
BPM: Do you have anything special for readers that you’ll focus on this year?
I have been doing speaking engagements. The goal is to get and converse with my readers.
BPM: What projects are you working on at the present?
It's all about the Black Series for 2020.
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Twitter: @jvassar0709 or https://twitter.com/jvassar0709
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The Black Series (4 Book Series)
The main character, BLACK, is the fictional son of Nat Turner. Nat Turner (October, 1800 – November, 1831) was an enslaved African American who led a rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia. Nat Turner is widely regarded as one of the most complex figures in American history and American literature.
Black shares the appealing tale of a passionate love between a man and a woman bound together to change their destiny.
Elbert: The Uncaged Mind is a passionate story of love and healing despite the ugly backdrop of slavery.
Emancipating James reveals the complicated facets of the human soul exposed against the backdrops of Civil War, slavery, and romance.
Anthony: Unshackled is a gripping tale of redemption, love and liberty. Join Joan Vassar, Black and the men on yet another nail biting, heart-pounding journey.
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