In Africa, Nailah means successful. That's the intention I'm aiming for when I pen my self-help pieces--to help aid women into finding success in relationships. Not only with others, but the relationship with your inner goddess. Below are books I've penned under my oldest pen-name that gear towards women who are soul-searching and need a little extra encouragement to move forward. Below, you'll find two books: one that is fiction and the other, non-fiction. My prayer is that at least one of them penetrates your mind. #Happy Reading!
Bows and Arrows
Almost every perma-single woman has had the taunt, “Atleast, I have a man!” throw in their face at least once. Living in today’s patriarchal society, women who are single are viewed as incomplete. This rings true for Noemi Brooks, who’s always in constant need of reassurance that she is beautiful, valued, and loved by the opposite sex.
As a flight attendant who drifts more in-between men than she does within the skies—Noemi is what one would call, a boyfriend-girl. You know—the girl who can’t seem to avoid having a boyfriend at all times. As soon as she’s out of the last relationship, she’s on the hunt for the next.
A boyfriend isn’t the only thing she seeks. Noemi wants love, and one that will last. Unfortunately, however, all she gets are the same meaningless hookups that end with her heart smashed.
When her best friend, Juelle, a sex, dating, and relationship coach attempts to intervene, suggesting that she go on a self-searching journey on how to master being single--a lone flight to unravel the mystery within an unsuspecting pink envelope she found in her mailbox after her latest breakup--has Noemi wanting to revert back into her old ways.
Will Noemi find who she is outside of a relationship or will Cupid’s bows and arrows continue to get the best of her?
Girl, I Tried to Tell You!
It’s the biggest friggin’ mystery of the dating world. Why do beautiful, intelligent, and independent women fall for the “boys” who treat them like dirt? Why do we fall over and over again for the people who are completely wrong for us? And why do we allow it to happen again and again? You’d think it would be easy. To train our minds to never fall by the spirit of discernment. To train our hearts to never flutter but to float away from danger. But, when a boy walks into your life and smiles at you in a way no one else has done, you believe them.
We women have come up with a name for the men behind our broken hearts – the fuckboy. Fuckboy (noun): a man who has sex with women without any intention of developing a relationship with them outside of the bedroom. Fuckboys are also men who date to serve their egos. They are entitled, predictable, uninteresting, and hollow. They attempt to make conversations about things only they know about. They tell horrible jokes, and are offended if you don't laugh. They complain that you are clingy and say things like, "you need to chill" when you ask why they haven't texted you in five days. Some men make it clear from the beginning that they want a no-strings-attached relationship, so if they’re ever called upon the stand in love court, they can point to that early verbal contract for defense.
Others keep their intentions to themselves until the girl asks to define the relationship and another portion will go radio silent after a few hookups to shake an overly-attached booty call. Ladies, raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by a fuckboy. Alright, now put your hands down, read this book, and take notes. Cause see, 10+ women have surrendered their sex, dating, and relationship tales, by giving you tell-tale signs, red flags, and signals to adhere to while you’re out here in the dating sea with no floaty. Girl, I Tried To Tell You is your go-to guidebook to reel you up out that fuck-boy ish, and into some real shit. Question is, girl are you ready?