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K.L. Hall is a national bestselling and award-winning author. As a serial storyteller, Hall has penned over three dozen titles in various genres—including African American urban fiction and romance, paranormal, children’s books, and non-fiction. Her fictional stories straddle the intersection of classic Urban and spell-binding Romance.
At a young age, she found her passion in a pen and knew that writing would be a vital part of her life. The Virginia native made her debut in the literary world in 2013, and has since been featured in various print and online publications and created the Booked & Busy™ Course to help aspiring authors birth the book they’ve always wanted to write and turn their passion into profit.
When she’s not writing, Hall enjoys creating author resources and being a mom. To learn more about the author, join her email tribe to receive exclusive updates on all things life and literary, and follow her on social media @authorklhall on Facebook and @officialklhall on Instagram.
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AS LONG AS YOU STAY DOWN
It’s the time of year when family is cherished, gifts are exchanged, and memories are made. Yet, when a snowstorm grounds all outgoing flights, Aris finds herself confined within the four walls of her apartment for the holidays. In an attempt to savor the last ounce of holiday spirit she has left, she decides to order in and submerge herself in a holiday movie marathon.
A simple knock on her door sets the rest of her night in motion when she finds herself face to face with a handsome delivery driver. Moving off vibes and impulse alone, she invites him in from the cold. As the night unfolds, the chemistry between them becomes powerful enough to devour them whole, but the secret he’s hiding could easily extinguish the flames.
She soon learns that their encounter wasn’t by chance. In fact, she’s the only thing standing in between him and the one thing he’s been waiting seven years to reconnect with. When the truth is disclosed, he offers her something that could change the course of her mundane life forever. But at what cost? In the end, the cold winter wind just may blow her down a path she doesn't want to go, but escaping just may not be so easy.
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The Illest Taboo 2
ta·boo: a forbidden association with a particular person, place, or thing.
No matter how hard she tried, River’s resolve to stay away was no match for the East Atlanta bad boy with tattoos and a rap sheet as long as his paper. Now that an unexpected arrest has left her relationship with Mav hanging in the balance, River begins to question her best friend’s past and Mav’s role in her demise. How much did she really know about her best friend, and what would she do if the man she loved actually killed her? When she learns the truth, River is left to decide if she can love the light and dark sides of everything that is Maverick Malone.
When news of his arrest for Luca’s murder ignites the streets of Atlanta, Mav knows whoever set him up just made the price on his head even greater. With one foot already out of the game, he recognizes that going legit won’t buy his soul back from the streets. Mav finds himself torn between self-preservation and avenging his blood. The streets are calling, but so is River’s heart. Can he prove himself to be the man she needs, or will he choose himself in the end? Once loose ends are tied, claiming checkmate and divorcing the game is the only goal.
In this series finale, hearts will be surrendered, lives will be lost, and breaking points will be shattered. Will the love between River and Mav prove to be true, or will they decide that the risk simply isn’t worth the reward?
The Illest Taboo
Between student loans, an unexpected rent hike, and a career that has her living paycheck to paycheck, 24-year-old River Newman is swimming in her share of debt. She longs for the lavish lifestyle of her best friend, Suki. From the matching his and her Maserati’s she and her husband Luca roll in, to the iced-out diamond ring Suki lugs around on her ring finger, they are serious #couplegoals. Yet, their most prized possession is their five-year-old daughter, and River’s goddaughter, Noemi. Just days away from eviction, River is hit with the tragic news that both Suki and Luca were killed in a car accident, leaving her to raise Noemi as her own. There’s only one thing standing in her way, Luca’s brother, Maverick. Not only is he Noemi’s last living blood relative, he’s also the type of man River avoids.
Maverick Muhammad Malone is fresh off a five-year bid and determined to turn his life around. After becoming a licensed tattoo artist while incarcerated, he plans to put all the money he made as the spearhead of East Atlanta’s most sought-after drug ring into a legitimate tattoo business and leave the mess of his past behind. After learning of his brother’s death, he quickly finds himself being dragged back into the lion’s den. When Noemi is temporarily placed in his custody, he knows he’s not equipped to take on the role of fatherhood alone. He enlists the help of the one person who knows her best, River.
When Maverick offers her an opportunity to become Noemi’s live-in nanny, rent-free, she sees it as an opportunity to save her favorite little girl from a life in the system and herself from her financial woes. But will she be able to put her judgments aside and agree to live under the same roof as the man she’s despised for years? With a pending court hearing looming over him, the stakes are higher than ever. Maverick will have to prove that he’s capable of keeping his hands clean, while secretly planning to avenge his brother’s death. For these two, falling in love was never a part of the plan, but if they can save the child, they just may end up saving each other too.