Today on Written Voices Blog we are pleased to introduce you to the latest book release from author Shana Burton. Flawfully Wedded Wives is a continuation of a series that includes Flaws and All, and Flaw Less.
Just when Sullivan, Lawson, Kina, Angel, and Reginell finally think they’ve gotten life figured out, fate steps in and throws them all a curve ball, adding fuel to the drama that seems to follow the ladies wherever they go.
Mt. Zion’s first lady, Sullivan Webb, has left her philandering ways behind her, but lingering questions surrounding her daughter’s paternity motivate Sullivan to seek out her own absentee father, Pastor Samuel Sullivan. What her search uncovers is years of lies, secrets, and betrayal that threaten to destroy the lives of almost everyone she loves.
Kina Battle’s newfound celebrity status as the winner of a popular weight-loss reality show goes to her head as quickly as she shed her unwanted pounds. Kina is prepared for the fame, endorsement deals, and celebrity appearances that come along with stardom. What she isn’t prepared for is the harsh backlash when her secrets are exposed and the public starts to question whether she is the devout Christian that she’s led everyone to believe she is.
Lawson Kerry Banks could get over her husband’s affair if the evidence wasn’t staring at her through the eyes of his love child. Lawson’s insecurities and inability to accept his child force Garrett to choose between the woman he loves and the child he’s fathered.
Life as the soon-to-be wife of high school football coach Mark Vinson lacks the excitement of Reginell Kerry’s former life. It certainly lacks the financial security that pulling down $1000 a week as an exotic dancer afforded her. When the bills start to pile up, Reginell goes back to doing what she knows best, only this time it may cost her more than she’s willing to pay.
Angel King’s broken heart finds a safe place to mend in the arms of high school classmate Jordan McKay. He respects her decision to abstain from sex until marriage, he loves the Lord, and he adores her. However, Jordan is harboring a dangerous secret that could destroy their relationship and leave Angel brokenhearted once again.
The ladies often fall victim to being led by their hearts instead of their heads. This time, they may have gone too far.
Read an Excerpt – Meet Reginell Kerry
“O-M-G, how cute is this?” gushed Reginell, holding up a designer cocktail dress. “It would be perfect for the retirement banquet. This dress was made for me!”
Lawson checked out the price tag. “No, this dress was made for someone who can afford to drop $700 in one pop. You’re not one of those people.”
Reginell sulked and hung the dress back up. “I used to be. I could’ve made the money for this dress plus a pair of shoes to match in one night at Paramours.”
“Yeah, but in the end, it would’ve cost you a lot more than the price of a dress and a pair of shoes.”
“I know,” Reginell replied wistfully. “I do miss it sometimes, though.”
“What part do you miss, honey?” Lawson filtered through the evening gowns, looking for something her sister could realistically afford. “Having a bunch of strange men groping all over you, making you do things that would shame the devil for a few lousy bucks? Do you miss having to get high or drunk to make it through your shift? Do you miss not having any self-respect?”
Reginell sucked her teeth. “It wasn’t like that every night, Lawson. Sometimes it was a lot of fun.”
“You didn’t appear to be having much fun when you had to get that restraining order on your strip club stalker or when that crazy chick jumped on you for going into the champagne room with her boyfriend,” recalled Lawson.
“It’s not like waiting tables is that much better.”
“At least it’s honest work that you can be proud of. It’s better to work for a living than to have to twerk for a living, Reggie.”
Reginell conceded. “All right, all right…point taken.”
As a child, Shana Johnson Burton, a native of Macon, Georgia, wanted to be two things: an author and a flower. Eventually, she sided with being an author. She is a two-time Georgia Author of the Year nominee and has received many awards and accolades for her work as both an author and educator. She is the mother of two children and enjoys reading, dancing, traveling, and taking long naps.
In addition to Flawfully Wedded Wives, Shana Burton is the author of Suddenly Single, First Comes Love, Catt Chasin’, Flaws and All, and Flaw Less.
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