Bruce Jones and Marcus Emerson are members of the “posse,” an elite group of five football standouts at UC Berkeley. There isn’t a female on or off campus who is immune to the suave brothers’ legendary tactics with the fairer sex. Bruce is the leader of the group and his words are considered golden by those wanting to perfect their “playah” skills. The smooth talking brother’s popular handbook for lesser men, titled, The Playah’s Guide for Dummies, is a much sought after publication by the male student body on campus. Its witticisms on the treatise of male/female relationships make for great fun.
Amber is Bruce’s younger sister and she sets her sights on his best friend, Marcus.
Marcus has managed in the past to fend off his numerous admirers until she appears on the scene. An instant attraction sparks a lively romance. As the lovers set off on a funny, touching, journey of the heart, their relationship is wrenched from them through tragic circumstances.

Twelve years will pass before the lovers are reunited and given a second chance at the life meant for them so many years before. Will they find the happiness that eluded them in the past?

L. A. Hollis is a published author.  She is a columnist and feature writer for the Traveler Weekly Newspaper,Peoria,Illinois, and for other local and regional publications. She resides inSouthern California with her husband, Mark, and their five children. 

L. A. loves a great romance story and “Going in Circles” should satisfy all those hopeless romantics who love a happy ever after ending, but with a few twists and turns along the way.  She is currently working on her third novel which should be released early next year. 

She enjoys hearing from and responding to her readers at [email protected]

Get to Know L.A.

1. Your characters are so believable how were you able to come up with their various personalities?  Having the reader to experience the richness and emotional appeal of the characters is important to me. I pull the characters together from my many acquaintances and experiences which help to achieve this.

2. You are very descriptive writer, where did you learn to do this?
Because we live in a world with endless sights and sounds, usage of the five senses often comes into play when I write.  I want my readers to experience every nuance of emotion, so I focus on those qualities and paint the picture I want them to experience.

3. Your book is full of intrigue.  Did you find it difficult to manage the many twists and turns?  Life is full of intrigue and entanglements. My focus in writing this book was to keep the plot moving and the reader engaged. It wasn’t too difficult to maintain the goals of the storyline.

4. What do you want your readers to take away from your book?  That second chances are possible and not to be afraid to explore them.

5. Is this your first book? No. My first book was a narrative non fiction about my family’s heritage titled, “I Cannot Tell a Lie: The True Story of George Washington’s African American Descendants.” 

6. What are you planning next?  I am currently developing “Going in Circles” into a screenplay.  I also am working on a medical thriller due out next year. It promises to be a real page turner.

7. Are you planning a sequel?  It depends.  If my fans want to see what happens to the rest of the characters  I have a lot more of the story to tell.


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