Stacey Abrams, who earlier this year was on the short-list as President-Elect Joe Biden’s running mate, has found herself once again in the spotlight. The 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate has devoted years to combatting voter suppression. After losing the Georgia governor’s race she arose as a pivotal activist and formed organizations to register thousands of new voters of color.
Currently, the politician is being lauded for having a tremendous role in helping Biden pull ahead in her home state of Georgia. Many believe that it is thanks to her that Biden became the first Democratic presidential candidate since 1992 to win the southern state. Stacey Abrams is many things: a politician, lawyer, and voting-rights activist. But what you may not know is that she’s also an author.
That’s right, Abrams can truly do it all and has published a stunning amount of 11 books. She has two nonfiction books written under her own name and eight romance novels under the pseudonym Selena Montgomery. I mean, what can’t she do?!
Rules of Engagement
Released in 2001, this is the first romance novel Abrams wrote as Selena Montgomery. It tells the story of Dr. Raleigh Foster, an operative for a top-secret intelligence organization. She’s fearless in the face of her dangerous job, even when asked to go undercover to infiltrate the terrorist group, Scimitar. But when she’s assigned a partner–brooding, sexy Adam Grayson–to pose as her lover, Raleigh discovers that the most dangerous risk of all…is falling in love. Juicy right?
Power Of Persuasion
If you’re a thriller fan, this one is for you. When A.J. Grayson decides to create an artificial intelligence system to stop a dangerous threat against Jafir’s monarchy, she finds herself thrust in the middle of a political conspiracy that leads her into the arms of Damon Toca, Jafir’s newly crowned king.
The Art Of Desire
Set on focusing on her writing career instead of her love life, Alex Walton finds her commitment all the more challenging when she encounters agent Phillip Thurman. But Phillip’s dangerous past makes their relationship all the more difficult despite their desire for one another.
Secrets and Lies
In this novel, Dr. Katelyn Lyda is running for her life after having witnessed her uncle’s murder. But when she meets Sebastian Caine, it seems as though she’s met her salvation — it’s too bad he’s one of the bad guys.
Kell Jameson is independent, stunning, and smart. A successful lawyer, she finally has the life she’s dreamed of and is far from her days as a lonely orphan in rural Georgia. But when the head of her childhood orphanage has been accused of murder, Jameson is her only hope for freedom. Working together with Sheriff Luke Calder, a forbidden romance ensues.
Criminal psychologist Dr. Erin Abbott wants to live a peaceful, quiet life more than anything. But when she suspects a serial killer is roaming New Orleans, her investigation throws her straight into the arms of journalist Gabriel Moss.
When an innocent woman has been accused of murder Fin Borders returns to the small southern town of her birth in Georgia. But she isn’t the only one in Hallden, Georgia hunting for a killer. FBI Special Agent Caleb Matthews and Fin must learn to work together in unfolding this mystery.
Hidden Sins tells the story of Mara Reed. When two murderers are after her she’s forced into hiding in her small Texas hometown. That’s when she’s forced back into the arms of, Dr. Ethan Stuart, the only man Mara ever loved.
Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America
Abrams’ New York Times bestseller, Our Time Is Now is all about her battle to end voter suppression in America. In this book, you’ll get a closer look inside Abrams’s personal life as well as others who’ve fought to have their voices heard.
Minority Leader: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change
Here, Abrams reflects on her outstanding career and argues that knowing your own passion is the key to success, regardless of the scale or target. She discusses candidly what she’s learned and how the differences in race, gender, and class are surmountable. As a bonus treat for her readers, she also included many exercises to help hone your skills and realize your true aspirations.
While Justice Sleeps: A Novel
Her latest novel is a political thriller, titled While Justice Sleeps, set to release in May 2021. This book tells the story of Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn. When the shocking news breaks that the Justice — the swing vote on many high profile cases — has slipped into a coma, her life changes forever.
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