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Creative Naturalista Joseph took a dream and made it a reality. Through her writing, graphics and Web design nature, she gives her fantasies life in hopes to entertain and educate. In her debut fiction, she emerges from writer to published author. She hails from Miami, FL with strong Caribbean roots and currently growing and flourishing in Brooklyn, NY.
Alicia has everything she could ever want in life, or so she thinks. Her destiny always seemed planned from the moment she was born and she always went after her dreams. Born into a family of 8 as a twin, Alicia never wanted for love and attention.
As she prepares herself to start her life as Mrs. Robins a bitter betrayal forces her to reevaluate her circumstances and approach to life. Her closest allies left her feeling unsettled, distraught, and bitter with love. She lost trust in people she counted on most and didn't want to feel like wasting another moment waiting for the next betrayal.
Can Alicia find herself out of a downward spiral of despair and into the arms of a new beginning?
Alicia has everything she could ever want in life, or so she thinks. As she prepares herself to start her life as Mrs. Robins a bitter betrayal forces her to reevaluate her circumstances and approach to life. Can Alicia find herself out of a downward spiral of despair and into the arms of a new beginning?
Twisted Turns, the new novel by Creative Naturalista Joseph, will be released in the new anthology called Ipseity. Ipseity will be released January 2017 by N.I.A. Publishing Group.
Here are some excerpts and the first two chapters are available for download as a PDF to be reviewed and Press only. Not to be resold or used as giveaways. All Rights Reserved.
“She avoided confrontation but wasn't afraid to face situations head on, especially if she felt in her heart she was right. Born in the sunshine state, Alicia has enjoyed a good life and a blessed childhood as her parents shielded her and her siblings from the harsh realities of the world as best they could. They always wanted their children to enjoy life as children should; carefree with only concerns for candies and how long they could play outside.
Alicia experienced her fair share of heartbreak and ratchet behavior from friends and family members disguised as allies. Despite all of this, Alicia learned that instead of judging harshly, to first wonder about someone's motives and internal drive. Her mom taught her not to allow people to take advantage of her. Unfortunately, her patience and kindness were often taken for weakness leaving Alicia feeling betrayed.
Alicia had a feeling that she and Shane were drifting apart; almost like he was faking his way through the relationship all of a sudden. Mysterious phone calls and private chats started and soon he was deleting his call and message history from his phone and locking that puppy up tight with his fingerprint as though he was living with an information thief.
If all of this was not bad enough, Shane would stand outside in front of the house and talk on the phone or whisper in the bathroom in the wee hours of the morning. Who the hell was he talking to and why couldn't she trace that damn number? She asked her sister Eva to help but all Eva kept telling her was that she was acting paranoid with a "good man" and if Alicia was doubting the relationship perhaps she should just leave Shane. “
“When she saw Eva walking up to Shane’s house Alicia was beside herself and she stood still, like a marble statue wondering, why Eva was even there. Did she figure out what Alicia was up to? Was she there to tell Shane what was about to happen? Was she there to curse him out and take the pleasure away from Alicia?
Her heart felt like a semi-frozen meaty mass restrained and struggling to take a beat. Her mouth felt dry but her hands were soaking wet with sweat. So much so she caught herself leaving smear streaks on her coffee cream velour pants. Before she knew it, she was standing without a jacket and didn't feel the light snowflakes melting on her overheated shoulders.
It seemed to Alicia like Eva was walking in slow motion as the curve of her hips swayed side to side and her breasts sensually bounced with ease as they begged to be noticed in Alicia’s favorite blouse. The scene felt surreal as though Alicia was a disgusting voyeur peeking in on someone else's life. Soon as Shane’s immaculate shape opened the door, her jaw dropped... There it was, the lip lock that the whole beauty salon on Linden Blvd would be talking about for years to come...
The betrayal that seemed like a horror story being reenacted from a stranger's life before Alicia's eyes was what epic Gossip Magazine covers were made of. This type of back alley behavior is what conjured up the sultry rumors that Alicia indulged in as she listened intently to other people’s lives falling apart in the comfort of her living room.
The lies mounting up to build the utmost climax that any Gossip Whore could hope for suddenly turned into an episode of Alicia's life. If these two gutter-snipes were famous celebrities, paparazzi would surely be hiding in someone's bushes snapping away desperately hoping for that money shot. This was the lip lock that cost someone...
...their baby toe.”