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A Review of No Trust by Leslie Esdaile Banks

This novel (book #4) is yet another hit in the “Trust” series. Leslie Banks holds no punches as financial genius Laura Caldwell and her team (sexy hubby James Carter, womanizer cousin Jamal, his pregnant sister Najira and her fiancé, Steve) must rush against all odds to save a family member whose life is in danger.
Relaxing in Maui was idyllic but only for a moment until Laura gets a call to head to Philadelphia to see about her Uncle Akhan. Akhan is dying and his family (one set in Jamaica and the other in the US) are fighting over land in middle of a mob war.
When Akhan goes back to Jamaica after thirty years with Laura and his family, his children whom he left in Jamaica are not too happy having to meet his other set of children. Needless to say, the sibling tried to keep their jealously in check as they are embroiled in a deadly game of control. In the midst of it, Laura must use her connections and smarts to outwit the competition and save the ones she loves.
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Interview with Melissa Phillips Jordan, Author of Children’s picture book titled What Do I Sound Like?

Author’s Bio:Melissa Phillips Jordan, Ph.D. is a psychologist and author with many years of experience working with children. She was inspired to write about the experiences of children, and to add to the diversity of children’s book literature. Her children’s book captures the immigrant experience of a child in a relatable manner. She has had her own immigration experience of being U.S. born, subsequently living abroad in her parents' home country of Trinidad and Tobago, and then adjusting to returning to the U.S. as an adolescent. Currently, she lives with her family in Maryland where she enjoys new adventures, being creative, and giving a voice to children and their stories.
What inspired you to write your book? MPJ: I wanted my first book to be about what I know. I know the experience of being a second generation immigrant, about being different and learning to be okay with that. That’s what this book is about. I wanted to tell the story through the eyes and ears of a young girl…

Interview with James Slater, Author of Claustrom

Author's Bio: James Slater is a communications manager who works at the Washington Navy Yard. He does most of his writing while riding the bus on his way to work. He's addicted to writing, coffee, and his family. His younger brother, Rob is the author of the Deserted Lands sci-fi series. Friends stay in touch with him at
What inspired you to write your book? JS: I think it was a number of things.  I've always been an avid reader, and I grew up reading mystery and science fiction stories. Anything I could find at our local library. I think I always wanted to write a book, but I spent so much time at work, that when I get home, I'd have neither the energy or inspiration to write. In 2013, I was in the building during the Navy Yard shooting. I wasn't hurt, but I realized I wasn't getting any younger, and that if I wanted to write a book, then I should get busy. My brother had already published his first book, so I had a great sounding board…