Abnormal Lives

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Engaging, provocative, and decadent, two lonely cousins make their own way in the world when everyone else abandons them.

C
ousins Simone and Stefan are forced to prostitute themselves to make ends meet. Stefan is disowned by his father, rejected by his peers and family, and bullied because of his sexuality until he finally gains the courage to stand up for himself. Sadly, his boyfriend is simply using him for money and romancing women on the side. Simone has a hard time making friends, and the only friends she has are cross-dressers. All they have is each other. Their friendship is the one thing that makes them feel invincible against the hatred toward them. But when everyone is dishonest about their indiscretions, friendships fall apart.

Abnormal Lives
takes readers from the despair of a life of crime to the hope and redemption of spirituality and love.


Abnormal Lives
is a wild, freaky ride. Debut novelist, Rae writes with the passion and power of a hurricane, so turn these hot pages with extreme caution.”

—Allison Hobbs, Bestselling Author of
Put A Ring On It and Scandalicious

“Watch out . . . newcomer Rae has turned up the heat in this sizzlin' debut novel,
Abnormal Lives.
It's one steamy, drama-filled, hilarious page-turner that is sure to set the streets on fire . . .”

— Cairo, Author of
The Kat Trap and Kitty-Kitty, Bang-Bang

Rae
resides in Richmond, Virginia with her son. She works as a freelance writer. Visit the author at
Facebook.com/DomainRae.

 

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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

© 2011 by Rae

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means whatsoever. For information address Strebor Books, P.O. Box 6505, Largo, MD 20792.

ISBN 978-1-59309-381-5
ISBN 978-1-4516-4067-0 (ebook)
LCCN 2011928055

First Strebor Books trade paperback edition November 2011

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Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Epilogue

About the Author

Discussion Questions

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

First, thanks to Yahweh, the most high and the Blessed Mother, for giving me the strength to stay steadfast throughout this life. Thanks to Gloria Irene Johnson for always being there through all my screw-ups and never forsaken me. Now that's love. Thanks to Kevin Johnson, without you there would be no me. Thanks to Camrian Johnson for encouraging me to follow a dream I had before he was born. Camrian, I love you, sweetie. Thanks to Tiffany Smith for her encouragement also. Thanks to Maurice Johnson for all the times he has made me laugh and the times he's backed me up no matter what. Thanks to Marquerite Smith-McBride for just being her. Thanks to all my family who have been there for me at one time or another and have helped me raise my child.

Hey Casey, I have a lot of family but I don't consider a lot of them my friends. Your friendship has been a blessing to me since I was old enough to notice your presence. We've been friends since diapers and still will be when we hit that age when we'll be wearing them again. Thanks to Casey Norville, I swear we should have been sisters. Arketta Claxton, thanks for your friendship. You are such a wonderful person. Thanks to Michael (who is like God) for always being there for me 24/7, for your advice, for sharing your knowledge even when it's not what I want to hear, and for your love and protection. I love you, Michael. Thanks to
Velvet Conly for encouraging me to follow my dream by embracing my beliefs and having faith everything would turn out right. I wish you all and your families the best.

It's a lot of chicks I was down with in the past and have lost contact with. I don't know whether you've thought about me and I'm sure you don't know whether I've thought about you or maybe you just don't give a shit, but shout outs to all of you for old time's sake.

A big thanks to the Virginia Food Bank and Lamb's Basket and RCAP and other such organizations for being there to help out the community.

Thanks to William Linka at Richmond Criminal Law.

Thanks to those that instilled in me the passion to write: James Baldwin, Iceberg Slim, Toni Morrison, and Donald Goines.

With the greatest amount of love, appreciation and respect, I thank you all.

The story you are about to cerebrally consume is sizzling hot. Read carefully.

Get a cold glass of water before proceeding. Seriously, this one's a scorcher.

Read at your own risk.

Caution: This isn't the type of fiction you buy from the drugstore, so hold on to your seat.

If you're looking for one of those love stories—girl meets boy, they fall in love, boy showers girl with expensive gifts and at the end, they live happily ever after—you are in for a big surprise.

If you want happy endings, read one of those Christian inspirational novels.

If you are looking for a novel just about hot sex that you can get off on, this isn't it. I suggest you check your Yellow Pages for an adult store in your area. They have videos that might solve that problem for you.

This novel is about friendship, disappointments, lost love, revenge gone bad, and how tragedy can make someone turn their back on God. It's not just about hot sex.

Parental Advisory: Don't leave your children unattended while they are in reach of this novel.

Scream it down the block: Fuck fairytales, romance novels and all other forms of fuckery that screws with your perception of life and toys with your psyche.

Aw, did I offend anyone? If so, it wasn't intentional. Let me clear that up now because if asked about it later, I'll just laugh.

Now that we have covered all of the above, just dive in and read. I dare you.

ENJOY.

Rae

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