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Authors: Carl Weber

Married Men

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This book is dedicated to Jeffery Dumpson, Walter Nixon, Albert Butler, Kevin Dwyer, Bryant Murphy, Harold Gilliam, Travis Hunter, and Tyrone Thompson—the best group of friends a man could have. Oh, and, of course, Martha
Acknowledgements
 
First off, let me thank God for all the blessings He’s bestowed on me this past year. Although there were some hard times, He alone made life worth living, and for that I give Him praise.
Thanks to all the kind and wonderful people who read
Lookin’ for Luv.
Your letters and e-mails have touched my heart and you are the real reason why my book made the Blackboard and
Essence
magazine bestseller lists.
Special thanks to my readers: Ann Murphy, Crystal Burson, Kimberly Carrington, Linda Travis-Isbell, Jerri Lynn, Lauren Dixon, Brenda Cheese, Valerie Skinner, my sisters Maria and Teresa and of course, Antoinette Jorge. Your feedback has been instrumental in making this book what it is today. I’ll be taking a bit of each one of you for the characters in my next book,
Baby Mama Drama,
so don’t be mad at me.
Before I thank anyone else I have to thank E. Lynn Harris and Eric Jerome Dickey for paving the way for brothers like myself. In an industry dominated by women authors you two have made it possible for us men to succeed.
Thanks to my fellow authors who came by my stores and encouraged me to write: Timm McCann, Terri Woods, Donna Hill, Marcus Major, Van Whitfield, Kim Roby, Donna Deberry and Virginia Grant, Mary Morrison, Gloria Mallette, Robert Flemming and Chandra Taylor.
Big thanks to my agent, Marie Brown, for keeping me grounded and focused on what’s important.
Thanks to my editor, Karen Thomas, and the Kensington publishing family. You’ve made my publishing experience a true joy and I look forward to working with you for years to come.
Thanks to Peggy Hicks for a great job with publicity.
Thanks to Pamela Walker Williams for your patience and a great web site.
And, of course, I’d like to thank all of my customers at the African-American Bookstore. You’ve been there from the beginning and your support has been truly appreciated.
If you would like to get in touch with me, please write or e-mail me at:
Carl Weber
P.O. Box 3045
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Check my web site:
carlweberonline.com
Prologue
 
It was a warm July day when the white stretch limousine pulled up to St. Mary’s church on Fourteenth Street in the West Village of Manhattan. Jay Crawford stepped onto the sidewalk and looked up the steps to the gray stone front of the Roman Catholic church. Placing his designer shades on his head, Jay smiled at two college-aged women who were passing by, making them both blush. At an even six feet, Jay wasn’t what most sisters would call good looking. No, he was fine, real fine, and when he walked into a room, everyone took notice. He was tall, with smooth, baby-soft dark skin and two of the cutest dimples you ever wanna see. He was the kind of man that made women of all races take a second look and it wasn’t just his face. Jay’s well-chiseled muscular body was by far his finest asset.
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