Priscilla and the Presidential Candidate, © 2018, 625 pages, Thriller/Terrorism
ISBN: 978-1-7322406-1-2 Paperback, $24.95 & ISBN: 978-1-7322406-4-3 EPUB/MOBI, $12.99
After she returns from her time in Africa, she is besieged by prospective PR clients. But Priscilla has long since decided to only take on projects of substance, “earthy.” So she waits and waits, until, one day she receives a handwritten note that reads: “Interested in spearheading the marketing campaign for the next president?”
Meanwhile, her one-time lover, Carlton Elliott Bernhardt—the swarthy, intrepid special operative—surprises her with an invitation to meet his family at their home in Bow Lake, New Hampshire: his parents—Emerson C. Bernhardt II and Lady Chelsea, his surrogate father and head butler of sorts—Ramses, and his older sister—Arvana, a socialite and cocaine-addict. Shortly after Priscilla arrives, they all attend a polo meet, where Priscilla encounters Arvana’s latest fling, Hans Verwoerd—who is also her supplier of the white powdery stuff. But he is more than that. Hans is a vicious villain of the highest order—a South African Nationalist Movement’s Patrol Guardsman.
By the end of her epic adventure, Priscilla discovers that her world and her possibilities in it in love and in work are far larger than the small circumscribed world of Ohio politics and her traditional family, and that she is a darn good PR consultant, too.
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COMMENTS FROM BOOK CLUB MEMBERS at the 2019 National Black Book Festival, Houston, Texas, include:
“Refreshing to meet an author of a series about a contemporary African American young woman comparable to Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins and Leonid McGill.”
“Finally, a black female protagonist who is not a former slave, maid, prostitute ….”
“The intimidating [book] cover is captivating.”
“Timely. The author takes us by the hand and leads us into a world about the election of America’s first black president, whose background competes with the likes of the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts. A fifth-generation Barbadian American, Fleetwood Marshall Hollingsworth engages the only remaining quest to establish his family’s legacy, the American presidency! Remember, after all, this is a novel, and you may have to keep telling yourself that because it seems so real.” MICHAEL D. CONNOR, actor/theatrical director/professor