Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Devil Is A Lie

ReShonda Tate Billingsley has been on this blog several times for her young adult fiction, but did you know she write's women's fiction? Really good women's fiction. She's an award winning, bestselling women's fiction author and that's where her published writing career began. Her newest release will be on shelves July 7th, it's "The Devil Is A Lie" from Pocket books. Here's a little about it:

As Luck Would Have It...
4-7-14-17-21-25. Those numbers, printed on a slim paper ticket, are about to change the lives of two couples, lovers past and present, in Houston. When Nina Lawson wins $16 million in the Texas Lotto, the real estate executive and her fiancé, personal trainer Rick Henderson, ecstatically begin planning their future -- from paying off their credit card debt, to setting their wedding date, to a spontaneous, spare-no-expense island getaway.

But while counting her millions, Nina didn't count on one other astounding twist of fate: her ex-husband, Todd Lawson, isn't her ex anything -- since the paperwork for their divorce was never officially filed. Now he's shown up with his money-hungry girlfriend, Pam, to claim half of Nina's winnings. Add to this the relatives coming out of the woodwork to seek a payday for themselves, and Nina must ask herself if scoring a fortune in cash comes with too high a price tag. With a little bit of luck, Nina will discern the real wealth in her heart, not just her bank account -- or risk losing everything -- to find out what matters the most.

I had an advanced review copy. I'll be writing my review soon, but let me go ahead and say - page turner. I loved the story.

ReShonda says she came up with the idea for the book this way:
I was talking with a friend who thought she was divorced and years later found out she wasn't. I'm a 'what if' person, so I immediately started, "what if someone was in that position, after they won the lottery?"
To learn more about Reshonda visit her website


DonnaD said...

I'm about two books behind!

I had the pleasure of meeting (again) ReShonda at last week's BWRC. She's just a joy as a person and such a talented author. I can't wait to get my hands on this one!

Jeanette Hill said...

I'm a little behind in my reading too and I also agree, I've met ReShonda several times-the last time at the Black Book Expo in Houston and she is always pleasant and encouraging. Since it's summer, hopefully, I'll find the time to catch up on what sounds like a very exciting story.