J. D. Mason is the national bestselling and award-winning author of the novels Don't Want No Sugar, One Day I Saw a Black King, and And on the Eighth Day She Rested. Her short fiction appears in the Zane anthology Blackgentlemen.com. She lives with her family in Denver.
I self published my first book five years after I started writing it and it sold a whopping 117 copies! Then I published it again, and it sold ten thousand copies. And finally, it was picked up by Monique Patterson at St. Martin 's Press and published for the third time in 2003, and the rest is history. Becoming a writer is the one thing in life that I set my sites on, and saw it through to the end. It's the one thing I know I'll do until I take my last breath, whether I continue to get published or not." --J. D. Mason on SORMAG's Blog
Pick Up My Pieces
Your Pleasure Where You Find It
Hardcover: 336 pages
Thirty years ago, three high school friends were closer than
sisters, but a dark, emotional secret tore them apart. Now, back
together at their high school reunion, each of them are
tormented and haunted that their greatest fear will come to
Devil's No Friend of Mine
Hardcover: 352 pages
"The day Bishop Fontaine was buried, more than two hundred people gathered together to bid farewell and lay him to rest. Kristine Fontaine, his only child, was cloaked in black as she sat in the front row, her eyes fixed on her father's body. . .praying to herself that he was gone for good."
When Bishop Fontaine passed away, he left behind more than a list of good deeds. He was known as a caring friend and doting father...but he was also manipulative and controlling, especially to those he loved. His death begins to unravel deep secrets and shocking desires among the people he cared most about. Five very different people whose lives are only connected by Bishop suddenly find themselves up close and personal as desires, dreams and passions collide.
You Gotta Sin to Get Saved
Hardcover: 368 pages
"If you only read a few books a year, make this one of
Charlotte Rodgers has always wanted too much. Too much love, too much attention, and had too many big dreams. It was how she ended up abandoning her two daughters, Connie and Reesy to chase after a man and the promise of a dream life. But Charlotte never anticipated how her world would be irrevocably changed. Now, twenty-seven years later, her whole world shifts yet again with a letter from one of her daughters. And the past is about to bust wide open.
Reesy has always been obsessed with something. Obsessed with finding her birth mother. Obsessed with her sister's life. Obsessed with her own adopted daughter never finding out that Reesy is really her aunt. With a neglected husband, who is unknowingly drifting further and further away, a sister who is trying to escape her well-meaning clutches, and a daughter becoming more and more curious about her true parentage, finding the mother she always dreamed about seems to be an answered prayer to Reesy. That is until Reesy is brought crashing back to earth to find that her perfect life is in tattered pieces.
Connie has always expected too little. Too little from the man she's been living with for years. Too little from her modest jewelry business. And too little from her relationships, or lack thereof, with her daughter, mother and sister. And too little from herself. Until she discovers she is pregnant again and decides that this time she is keeping her baby, sending her life and her relationship into a tailspin. And rediscovering the mother who left them behind is the last thing she wants.
Thrown back together again, in a maelstrom of shocking truths, Charlotte, Reesy and Connie will discover on their journey to forgiveness and redemption that you just might have to sin first in order to be saved.
Sleep Don't Come
Paperback: 304 pages
National bestselling authors J.D. Mason and Victor McGlothin combine their literary talents to deliver a double dose of intrigue...
"The Lazarus Man" by J.D. Mason
"Tomorrow's Edge" by Victor McGlothin
This Fire Down in My Soul
Paperback: 400 pages
When Faylene Watkins begins counseling women of her husband's
congregation atHope Filled Christian Center church, three women
teach her the perils of love, sex and obsession.
Don't Want No Sugar
Paperback: 320 pages
Everyone knew that Eula May had lost her mind over loving a married man. It was what drove her to kill herself and leave her only daughter, Roberta, in the care of the local midwife. So it was no wonder that Roberta became obsessed with Charles Harris the very first time she laid eyes on him. And she was willing to do whatever it took to make sure she was the only woman in his life. So when he is forced to marry her because of her unexpected pregnancy, Roberta feels that she has everything she ever wanted.
Women have always come easy to Charles, so he's wondering how he got saddled with a wife he doesn't love, two beautiful children, and a longing for something grander. Then he meets the stunning Sara Tate and discovers a love almost as consuming as the one Roberta feels for him. This deadly love triangle will result in deception and murder, leaving a legacy for generations to come.
One Day I Saw a Black King
Paperback: 352 pages
Ever since he was fifteen, John King has been on the run from the ghosts of his past. Drifting from place to place, John never settles down in one place or with one woman. That is, until he rolls into Denver, Colorado, grooving to Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" and meets Connie Rogers. Having grown up on the mean streets, Connie has pain and battle scars of her own. Yet, it is her beautiful and lonely face that inspires John to think, "If indeed there was a home for the perfect kiss, it would be on her lips." Though he's reluctant to admit it, John soon realizes that Connie is the only woman who just may understand his very soul. Now, they both must face their pasts if they ever hope to build a future together.
And on the Eighth Day She
Paperback: 336 pages
Four different women come together under the sometimes
tenuous but always unbreakable bond of friendship.
a Little Faith
Paperback: 416 pages
Faith, family, and forgiveness are at the heart of this powerful
story collection from four bestselling African-American authors. Meet a
group of unforgettable women in these tales of hope and inspiration and
discover how doors can open if you just
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