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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:African American / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Ajha's Web: Tortured Souls
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:275
  • eBook ISBN:9780989133524

Ajha's Web

Tortured Souls

by Essence Bonitaz

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Overview
The journey of three lovers whose souls yearn for direction in life is bound for disaster when they seek counsel from a blogger who holds some very powerful secrets.
Description
When Esencia asks her blog readers, “What’s on your mind?” they respond at will, but the lure of free advice wreaks havoc for the unsuspecting Martinez family. Hector Martinez is a hardworking, single father who is desperate to love again. After an erotic exploit with the scandalous best friend of his younger sister, Ajha, he is certain his suffering is over. That is, until his ex-fiancé—a professional model past her prime—emerges from her world of glamorous ruin to reclaim everything that he stripped from her more than a decade ago. Following Esencia’s advice, these tortured souls collide and their family ties are altered forever: a brother’s reckless affair erupts in violence leaving his family divided; an estranged mother relapses into addiction following a shameful indiscretion; a best friend is abandoned when her homoerotic fantasy is revealed; and Ajha—everyone’s faithful confidante—guards a secret that keeps them all unwittingly entangled in an extraordinary web that leaves no one unscathed. AJHA’S WEB: TORTURED SOULS is the introductory episode of the Martinez family saga.
About the author
Essence Bonitaz is an extremely shy and somewhat reclusive Minnesotan; but with a pen in hand, her most fascinating qualities spill onto paper. Her love of nonfiction books (particularly topics relating to self-improvement, psychology, sociology, and anthropology) inspire her writing. Her signature style sets relatable characters from various cultures free to interact in dynamic urban environments under precarious circumstances while her readers witness the outcome. In her own words, Essence lightheartedly admits, “Convention is boring. The idea of succeeding despite not following a set standard thrills me. Paving my own way is far more gratifying than following a path worn by the masses. I revel in the hypothetical. A lifetime of observing human behavior and circumstances with my mouth shut and my mind open has left me constantly imagining, ‘What if…’ When the scenarios in my mind become entertaining stories, I write them down and share them. Paradoxically, her real life is very conventional, rule-oriented, and quiet. She has a regular 9-to-5 not worthy of mention and an unspeakable imagination. You might not notice her in a crowd but, best believe, she's observing you.
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