June 13, 2024

INTELLECTUAL INK

A MAGAZINE FOR AVID READERS AND PROLIFIC WRITERS

BOOK CLUB: Giving My All To You

3 min read

BY A.A. LEWIS

Deshawn Baugh had a past that resembled a street-lit novel. Deshawn was “The Man” in his younger years. He was a certified boss in the streets of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Everyone on the west side of the state knew his name and feared his wrath. The ladies loved him and his crew was loyal to him. That all changed when he was sentenced to a fifteen-year bid on a kingpin charge.

With twenty-five years to re-evaluate his life, Deshawn set out to turn things around. If he ever had the chance to do things over, he promised himself he would in every respect. So when the day arrived and Deshawn was discharged from Richard Handlon Correctional Facility, he had only one thing on his mind: being the best version of himself.


Evette Watts was unapologetically the boogie black girl. She earned the right to be called that. Evette held an MBA, and MS in Marketing, and her coveted AMEX Black Card. She secured her dream job and was living the life she always wanted. Well, almost. Despite her many attempts at finding a stable, six-figured, educated black man, Evette was single. She had profiles on every dating site and had been on countless outings, and yet she still came home alone. Heartbreak after heartbreak led Evette to almost give up on finding true love. That all changed when she met Deshawn Baugh.

A.A. Lewis’s realistic journey of love unfolds as Deshawn and Evette’s relationship plays out in this unique tale. Deshawn and Evette’s relationship brings all the drama, sex, and past baggage to the forefront as they attempt to merge their two very different worlds. Do they have what it takes to make it work or will they allow their past to impede their happily ever after?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, A. A. Lewis attended the Buffalo Academy For Visual & Performing Arts, which nurtured her creative spirit.

As the creator of the Black Readers Appreciation Event (BRAE), AA is building a platform that assists authors’ enhancement and promotion of their brands. As a social media literary hostess, she uses lives interviews and consistent content creation to nurture the relationships among readers, authors, publishers, promotors, patrons, owners in the urban book business and the global Black book community.

When AA is not writing, she can be found cooking up a culinary feast for her growing family. The grandmother of two, enjoys spending quality time with her adult children and her husband. With both AA and her husband, D. Lewis The Narrator actively engaged in the urban literary scene, you can catch both of them at book expos and fairs across the country.

AA is currently working on stories and characters that are sure to become fan favorites. Her ambition doesn’t stop there, AA is planning on converting her books to movies in the near future.

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Author Untamed Interviewed author A.A. Lewis in the latest issue of Intellectual Ink.

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