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Fire and Rain the story of Skylar Wright
by Devon Callahan   

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Publisher:  Author House ISBN-10:  142596575X Type: 


Copyright:  March 18,2006

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Skylar Wright was coming up in all the right ways. People referred to him as the government name for life and experience. This defiant bad-boy had it all, a lucrative book deal, and the baddest soul singer Tiembra,on his arm. He was the black Socrates and new Aristotle - all in how his generation understood him, as he broke down life like a true logician. This passionate writer had one major draw-back, his attitude. His random actions eventually put his life in a state of compromise, costing him more than he could afford. Known for explicit quotes and impulsive rejoinder, Skylar managed to work himself out of everything that he worked so hard for, including his woman.

Tiembra scrambled through her Gucci bag for the telephone number. She found it and placed the scrap piece of paper on the counter while she dialed. After the fourth ring she was ready to hang up when the overly masculine voice received her. “Hello.” “I saw your interview on television. You know how many men would love to be in your shoes?” “I don’t think that many would like to wear these tens.” “Well I just like the way you carried things. Most men would love to hit this for bragging rights and you didn’t breathe a word.” “I’m a professional babe.” “Oh, that’s what you call it?” “What went down is between us. It’s absolutely and confidentiality ours.” “The way you spoke—so well, and your whole way of thinking is just a turn on.” “I know, my agent called me at least fifteen times.” “I read your book, but I had no idea.” “So let’s stop wasting our time. Why did you call?” She smiled and said, “You know what? You can be so rude.” “Sorry.” “This isn’t a personal call, so don’t get all geeked up.” “I’m listening.” “I want you to do me a favor.” “What’s that?” “I want you to appear on one of my tracks for this new CD.” He laughed. “That’s not the response you were supposed to give.” “Sorry.” “It’s not funny. That was a serious request. Worried about money?” “I’m not an entertainer. I don’t sing or rap, but in an instance like this your agent would contact mine and we’d deal from there.” “And my agent will still contact yours. I just wanted to shoot it past you personally.” “Well, let me shoot something at you.” “You already have,” she said. He could detect a smile by the way she spoke. “You like it?” “I loved it.” “Really?” “Read it four times.” “I love your voice.” “I love your words. So, I figure it could just be something special between you and me.” “You know people are really going to talk about us behind this.” “Let ‘em.” “Let ‘em,” he agreed. “Let’s do it.” “Let’s do it again.” “We still talking about the song?” “Don’t know. Are we?” “Well, what date do you propose so we can do this?” “You surprise me.” “It’s your song.” “Not talking about the song any more.” “Oh-ho, okay. Then, in that case neither am I.” 

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Outstanding Urban Fiction
Keep your eyes open and watch this up and coming author: Devon Callahan. His new novel "Fire and Rain" the story of Skylar Wright. This author does a great job of giving details, painting pictures of DC locations. This author has a real talent for making old things seem new and unfamiliar things feel familiar. This story shows how a man makes moves and pulls himself out of situations that seem hopeless. Skylar Wright has an attitude that will draw you into this story. You will be amazed at this bad boy and how he get's the job done. The leading lady in this novel Ms. Tiembra is a work of art read how she supports her man no matter what. This novel will make you think you know in what direction it's going and then boom it changes it will keep you on your toes and keep you reading.

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Book Blurb:
“…An urban love story that explores joy, pain and consequences.”

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Book Review:
“Fire And Rain is an urban love story that explores joy, pain and consequences.”
“Skylar Wright is a new author who meets Tiembra at a book-signing event. Tiembra is a successful singer who is intrigued with him after reading his book. Their attraction leads to a romantic night together.”
“As their relationship develops Skylar’s past catches up with him and places both of them in a difficult situation. Someone betrays Skylar and causes him to nearly lose his career. His relationship with Tiembra ends on a sour note, but Skylar is persistent in trying to get a second chance.”
“He manages to salvage his career, but just when everything is coming together in his life an old acquaintance seeks revenge against him.”
“This is a great story that will stand out in the minds of readers.”

- - Books2Mention Magazine

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