Thursday, January 1, 2015

Hot off the Presses: Lady Elect 2 by Nikita Lynette Nichols

I met Nikita Lynette Nichols when I read, Lady Elect. Lady Arykah was a memorable character who stayed with me. She was big, beautiful and bold. I love a woman with such confidence. Her love affair with Lance kept me turning the pages. Lady Elect 2 will be my first read for 2015!  


After a brutal rape, which caused a miscarriage, by a member of the church, Lady Arykah Miles-Howell returns to Freedom Temple Church of God In Christ stronger than ever. She reclaims her title as Lady Elect and soars in ministry next to her husband, Bishop Lance Howell. But Lady Arykah soon faces her toughest challenge yet, as the first lady of the church, when Bishop Lance’s ex-girlfriend, Angela Moore, appears from out of nowhere determined to rekindle a relationship with her long lost love and take Lady Arykah’s place in the church.

Lady Arykah must also carry the burdens of others. Adultery, betrayal, deceit, an unwed pregnancy and stupid church traditions are just a few of the issues that are dropped at Lady Arykah’s feet. But when she finds herself behind bars, staring at the four walls in a jail cell, Lady Arykah is left with no choice but to trust in her own faith in God as she tries to hold on to her marriage, her spiritual composure, and her spot on the front pew.

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a ride on an emotional rollercoaster. Lady Elect 2 – Arykah Reigns is filled with big loops, unexpected turns and plenty of drops that you won’t see coming. 

About the Author

Nikita Lynnette Nichols, a Chicago native, was born in November of 1970.  She attended Fort Dearborn Elementary School and graduated from the Academy of Our Lady High School in May of 1988.    In 2007, Miss Nichols signed a 2-book deal with Urban Books.  Her debut novel entitled, “A Man’s Worth” released in September of 2008 followed by the release of “Amaryllis” in April of 2009.  Miss Nichols signed a 2nd 2-book deal with Urban Books and released her 3rd novel entitled, “A Woman’s Worth” in January of 2010 followed by “Crossroads” in March of 2011.  Miss Nichols was offered a 3rd book deal with Urban Books and released “Lady Elect” in June of 2012.  Each of these titles made it to the best-sellers list at Black Expressions. In late August of 2012, “Lady Elect” was nominated for “Best Christian Fiction Book of The Year” with the African American Literary Awards.  Also in August of 2012, Miss Nichols partnered with movie director/producer Zelie Dember-Slack to co-write the screenplay entitled “Lady Elect” based on her latest book release.  Miss Nichols became an award winning screenplay writer in June, 2013 when “Lady Elect” was a finalist for the Beverly Hills International Film Festival and in August, 2013 when “Lady Elect”, was placed among the finalists in the screenplay category for the Moondance Screenplay Competition.  Her latest book titled “Damsels In Distress” released in April, 2014.  Miss Nichols’ next book, “Lady Elect 2” releases in January, 2015.