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Check Out My New Book: You Are Worth The Wait

 

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You Are Worth The Wait By Author Tanisha D. Davis

I am so excited to share with you about my new book, ‘You Are Worth The Wait’ which is now available for you to purchase on Amazon. 

This is my second book but my first inspirational book dedicated to those who struggle with being alone and waiting for the right one. This book is a guide to help so many who struggle with loving themselves while they wait for that life partner to come along. At times it can be very difficult to trust that someone good is out there waiting for you. You may doubt yourself and feel that nothing good will ever come your way because you have been hurt many times. This guide is to help break down that wall of confusion about who you are and what you deserve. You are valuable and regardless of what you have been through, you are worth waiting for.

There are so many of us who just like myself have found ourselves struggling to wait. You see so many individuals around you appearing to be living the life with those they love and you begin to think that you will never find the one. This book covers a variety of struggling areas that being single can lead to. This book is also very helpful to those who may be currently dating or married because even marriages can take a lot of our joy away if its the wrong one.

So be sure to order your copy today and comment below about your purchase so I can thank you personally!

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Author Mya Kay Talks Book Collaboration With Nikko London & More!

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Author Mya Kay is a successful published author straight out of Philadelphia. Mya first pursued her dreams towards a career in film and television. Shortly thereafter, she was led by God to teach overseas. Her commitment to follow the vision placed within, soon lead to the successful June 2012 publication of her first book, Speechless: Short Stories. The blessings did not stop there as she later befriended award winning actress Terri J. Vaughn of the Steve Harvey Show. Vaughn was so impressed with Mya’s writing, she gave her the first book review and provided the venue for her first book signing!

So how did the talented author team up with Reality TV Star Nikko London of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta?

Kay stated,

“I have a publishing deal with The TMG Firm in New York and SD Green called me about working with Nikko.  We have an amazing publisher, SD is a really humble guy who just makes things happen! He just called me up and asked me if I was interested.”

 

It’s not every day you get a call with the opportunity to work with a celebrity on a book about their life. That’s what makes her life story so amazing. She has been faithfully in pursuit of what God has placed in her heart and the path for her just keeps growing.

In order to be successful with anything that you do, one must have the ability to produce great content for the readers. We asked Mya what she believes really helps her write a great book that translates to readers across any demographic.

Truth! There has to be some transparency and ambiguity. You can’t give everything away, but there has to be some truth. I believe that’s what makes a great book. Even in Fiction, which is what I write; readers need to be able to relate and see the truth in the storyline. That’s the foundation, being able to relate and empathize with the content on the pages. That way, they’ll have the ability to revert back to it again and again.”

You definitely have to deliver some form of truth when it comes to writing a successful book. Many readers such as myself like the idea of being able to find themselves in a book just as Mya stated. When readers can discover the truth in a book, then it’s a definite share to others who can relate to the story as well. With Nikko London releasing such a dynamic source of information about his life, we wanted to know how Mya felt her fans might relate to the book.

“For the ones who will read it, I think they will gain a perspective at how I can adjust from writing Fiction to Non-fiction. I feel the message in the story displays there is a great writer behind the story being told. With Nikko’s book, I further believe I’ve proven my versatile style of writing as a great story teller. Also, the readers will get a glimpse and understanding of who he is as a person beyond the image on television”.

For those that were tuned in to VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 2, we all remember some ill displays of Nikko London’s character. Mya Kay and Nikko London will provide us with a view of him in a different light and understanding the truth behind why some situations were left in the dark. Nikko London’s book is titled, S.E.A.L.: Sex, Entertainment & Lies, which independently states the two have collaborated on a project to give us the entire true story. It further states, this book will reveal the premise behind the unfavorable images perpetuated on the show. Even more, this story will also take us down a road to recognizing who Nikko London is and the struggles he has experienced that delivered him where he is today. Mya Kay has done an excellent job in pulling out the side of a man that remained behind a brick wall to protect his vulnerability.

We asked Mya Kay what she enjoyed most about working on the book with Nikko London.

 

 

“Making him become vulnerable….I appreciated how he allowed me to pull out his deepest secrets. Typically, men have up walls up and it’s often difficult to get them to divulge certain details of their story. I wanted to make sure he understood we needed to go beyond the three seasons of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta because that’s all we know about him. What I enjoyed most was being able to write a quality 60,000 word book. That takes a lot of work…that takes a lot of questions and a lot of information! As my first collaboration, I was blessed to have partnered with someone who has already made a name for himself. This was not an easy task. Mostly, because he lives in LA and I live in in Philly, so we had to work within the difference in time zones.”

The grind doesn’t stop there for Mya Kay!

Besides putting in work on a book with Nikko London, Mya has also been busy creating another soon to be hot seller!

“I am working on a collaboration with a celebrity mom. There’s also The Clover Chronicles: Battling Brelyn, which is very important to me. It’s my first book in a young adult series and I describe it as Empire meets 7th Heaven. It’s about a teen girl with lupus who meets a paralytic athlete. Here you have the dynamics of a boy who can’t feel pain and a young girl who complains about feeling pain. It’s like a parallel world, except her family is rich. Her body is now in control of her destiny, so you’re going to experience the entire journey. You’ll soon see how she uses her faith to overcome her fear of dying. I think the world has a focus on cancer. Sadly, there are many young African Americans with the almost hidden disease lupus, that are dying each day. I intend on highlighting the disease and I’m really excited about The Clover Chronicles: Battling Brelyn because there will be at least 3 or 4 books in the series.”

 

 

 

Every writer has a starting point and it’s often not where we all planned to begin. However, those instances can lead us to our gift. So, how did Mya get her leverage from being a writer to becoming a published author?

Mya states,

“I studied Journalism at Temple University and then I continued to Arcadia University for a Masters in Creative Writing. I was drawn to writing for children plays and it changed my life. I initially began as a Pre-Med major when I was an undergrad. When I decided to transition from a “guaranteed field” to an “artistic field”, I knew if I was going to do it I had to be all in. After I obtained my Masters, I later moved to Atlanta. While there I was pursuing my screen writing career and I wrote a book of short stories. That’s where it all began and it continued from there. A small short book called “Speechless” simply took me there.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s always great to hear how writers such as Mya Kay began their start into the amazing field of writing. So many begin their pursuit into this field, but along the way tend to give up. We asked Mya what motivation she would give to those writers looking to be successful in the Literary industry.

Mya responded,

Write!

“It’s heartbreaking when I meet people who say they’re writers and fail to work at their craft. You should be doing something every day that involves writing. You could be studying a book about the craft or working on your grammar. I still go back and read Stomps Book on grammar because as a writer you never stop learning. As a screenwriter, I’m reading scripts all the time. You have to keep up with your craft. That is my sincerest advice. You have to read just as much as you write. Don’t concern and overwhelm yourself with being published. You may never get the big figure advance from a major publishing house, but you have to keep writing. It took me eight books before New York came knocking at my door. I had already received around eighty rejections from agencies in New York. If I had given up, I would have never been connected with SD and now have one of the best publishing deals you could ever imagine.”

Very powerful words of advice given straight forward from a talented writer who knows what it takes to be successful. How can you get ahead if you never work on perfecting your craft?! Besides delivering motivational speeches and attending event forums, we can definitely look forward to a lot more in the upcoming year from Author Mya Kay.

So what’s going on?

“To have three books being released on April 4, 2017 is probably historical. I don’t know anyone else who has done that. I’m really thankful and in another month or so we can discuss the third book. I have a lot of great speaking engagements going on. I’m also helping with building up African American Literature. My mom always had me at the library on Saturdays. Unfortunately, today kids do not have that option in many places. I want my fans to be supportive of the literature I write. I feel it’s important that kids have many things to inspire them. Not limited to only what they see on a daily basis.”

This is truly inspiring to hear from Mya because you seldomly hear authors concerned about the young readers of their literature. There are so many writers just interested in writing a bestselling book and without a care for the children. Writers with the mindset of Mya Kay are definitely ones you want to follow and most importantly, support!

Author Mya Kay went on to tell us what she enjoys most about writing.

 “The reaction…being able to connect with people who you’ve never met, but can say you wrote the book for them. Even with Fiction, just hearing people say they’ve been touched by your book is heartwarming. There’s nothing more powerful than the written word!”

There is truly nothing more powerful than the written word because what you write becomes your legacy. It is something that will live on forever. We are so excited for Author Mya Kay and the many blessings that are flowing her way as she prepares for a triple book release next year! Working with celebrities like Nikko London and more is definitely the right start to an amazing year.

Mya Kay’s new releases will be everywhere books are sold on April 4, 2017. So, get ready to join in this historical move of God and get your copies!

You can go now to www.writermya.com to sign up for her email list and be the first to receive a pre-order link. Readers will also be able to get a copy of her first two books, ‘Speechless’ and ‘Butterfly Faith’.

Be sure to keep up with Author Mya Kay on social media by following her on Instagram and Twitter (@writermya).

 

 

REALITY STAR NIKKO LONDON TALKS ABOUT NEW BOOK & MORE!

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Nikko London

Londell Smith (41) better known by his stage name Nikko London, is known for his music as well as grand appearance on VH1’s reality show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. The artist is known virally for a tape that happened to leak back in 2014 with another Reality Star, Mimi Faust.

After all of the commotion from the show and appearances on other shows such as Marriage Boot camp, the artist has a story for us all.

London recently teamed up with published Author Mya Kay to write his new book titled, “Sex, Entertainment & Lies”. The book is going to be a “tell all” book about the struggles of Nikko London within the Entertainment Industry, secrets shared and how he got to where he is now.

Nikko London encountered a lot of hate behind his appearance on the Reality TV Show, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.

Queen Dynasty was able to sit down with Nikko London in a recent interview to get some facts about his life after the show and to discuss his new book.

So what led Nikko to the idea for writing a book?

 “I felt like people needed to know more about me, I’m a question mark to so many. The idea of me writing this book was to give people a better understanding of me. I also wanted people to have a part of me forever; this is something that’s going to live on. This is literally two decades of me in this book and this is what shaped me into who I am today”.

We all are curious to know what we can learn from his book and London as well as Author Mya chimed in to share a brief highlight of the book.

“The book is about, “Sex Entertainment & Lies” to sum it up. There was the celebrity woman that I fooled around with, the griminess of the entertainment business and the lies I told. Let me add, also the lies that were told on me as well. This book contains two decades of my survival and hustle. ‘Mya Kay’ added that they will also get to see the musician side.  You’re going to get a man in this book who had 4 major record deals that people didn’t even know about.  For a show to be called Love & Hip Hop, and not highlight the Hip Hop part of him was unusual. He had value before the show.”

It’s truly difficult for any one person to experience everything that London did after being on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, while maintaining a productive career. The star shared with us what life had been like for him after the show.

“Man, how can I sum this up?! Life after Love & Hip Hop has been a rollercoaster. It’s like a love & hate relationship with people I don’t even know. They only know me from the show but it’s taken me down some rough roads trying to make money, secure branding deals and walk through’s with promoters. It’s been a

 

 

challenge and it hasn’t been an easy road, but I’m still out here hustling & doing what I got to do. They don’t really hate me ….just what they saw on the show.”     

 

If you follow Nikko London on Instagram then you can definitely get a taste of what he has been busy working on. London has shared some excellent videos of his fitness training and spoke to us about the program and other projects.

“Currently I’m launching an online fitness company called ‘Zeek Pack’. It focuses on teaching people body weight training and how to use their own body weight to gain maximum results and look their best. The system also comes with a nutrition plan. It’s a lifestyle journey to health and fitness. I also have my music, and a single coming out called ‘No Hold Back’. I have an EP coming out as well but it’s currently untitled. The single is out right now and honestly I’m excited about that.”

 

Besides posting amazing fitness videos, advice and working on his music, we were interested in his experience on the Reality Show Marriage Boot Camp. The show allowed viewers the chance to get to know more about Nikko London & his relationship with Margo.

“The Marriage Boot camp was fun and honestly speaking, it was laidback and I really got a chance to know myself. I experienced a lot on that show but was also able to build a bridge again with me and Margo as friends and get that understanding back because we had been so distant for like four years. The show kind of broke that in half and I kind of rekindled some of the beginnings from which we knew each other from and shared together. I learned also how to trust again, forgive and many other things. I left the show with a big win. I actually learned a lot, it seemed like a funny show but I can honestly say as an adult that you can learn something from it.”

 

Nikko London’s book is labels him as “Most Hated Reality TV Star” and we wanted to hear in his opinion why he felt that the public hated him so much.

“What’s funny is that I feel like people don’t like anything they don’t know. So do I really think people hate me? Maybe because of the hype of the show. Too much of anything to me would allow the public to have a bad taste in their mouth anyways. When people allow themselves to look at TV and allow TV to become their voice that’s when to me…you’ve ate too much of the cake! These reality shows are meant to entertain, not to confine a use of hatred. I think most people who watch Reality TV, they get the entertainment from it and then it turns into

 

 

hatred because you eat too much of it. Too much of anything will allow you to have emotions and feelings about it.”

 

The biggest issue they Nikko encountered happened behind the release of a tape with another Reality Star, Mimi Faust. The huge drama behind that allowed many viewers to develop their own personal thoughts about London. We wanted to know if Nikko regretted what happened with the whole tape issue on the show.

“Do I regret it? That’s a good question. Well first they have to read the book because that’s in there, but what I got to say on that is that I don’t regret my decision. I regret the way it was played out. As a man who stands as his own leader, I made a decision that I have to live with. For the rest of my life this is something that I have to live with and the way it played out was out of my control and I took the hit for a tape that was supposedly being leaked by Mimi. All along I was thinking that my codefendant which was Mimi had my back! That’s the regret; thinking that I could trust her, but the truth always comes to the surface. She had to confess her wrongs anyway so it’s like why go through all of that and not stick to the plan that we had as being codefendants after knowing what we created and what we talked about.”

“I knew I was going to take the hit as a man because I told you as a woman (Mimi) that you have a daughter so you can’t take the hit. So let me say the tape was in my bag and that way it will take the heat off of you having a daughter. That was the agreement that me and her had and that’s what we went to VH1 with. We were supposed to have stuck to that script but we didn’t. I mean I stuck to the script because I’m the one that got ridiculed. I’m the one who got most hated man in Reality TV!  I’m the one that got all the backlash of leaking the tapes. That’s kind of what I regret. The money was coming for the tape and she shifted with me and things went from a power couple to things being separate. It was supposed to be a together thing but it went separate. The money issue off of the tape is what caused things to go left.”

Since the big confusion hit the television airways and radio stations, London stated that he and Mimi Faust have not spoken since in nearly two years. I believe we all can relate to him with just letting that situation kick rocks!

London shared with us that all of that was just the making of a great book that would tell a story of his life that needed to be shared. Nikko added that the experience with the show made the book easier to write and not as difficult to put together for the public.

“It wasn’t difficult at all, in fact the show made it easier for me to write the book, ‘Sex Entertainment & Lies’. The fabric of my life is definitely in this book! What I don’t have to do is lie anymore. All I had to do was just think back and the way the book is broke down made it easier for me to filter it all out. It took me a while to write the book at first because I had no structure and then Mya Kay came along and helped break it all down. It then made more sense. She put structure into the book and it’s a lot of good stuff in here.”

 

So what exactly is next for Nikko London?

“It’s pretty simple for me to continue to just grow as a lifestyle brand. I’m not out here trying to push myself on anyone. I just want people to understand my journey and be inspired by it. It’s all in the book and it’s so much that you will be like wow! This book is really Ooohs & Ahhhs. Me & Mya came out with a home run on this book!”

 

The pre orders for the book will be available in December but the book will be released in April 2017. The date has not been set yet. Readers can definitely get ready to discover more information about Nikko London and hopefully reset the bad images that many gained form watching him on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.

I feel the world needs to hear his story so I await the release of this book. I hope to join in on knowing about the life media neglected us of seeing about Nikko London. This is going to be a juicy book for all readers to add to their “To Buy List” for next year!

 

Written & Interviewed By: Tanisha D Davis