Title: A Sacred Love: Kaiya and Jarrell’s Story
Author: Mya Kay
Genre: Christian Romance / YA
Kaiya Sora Samson’s last year of high school is here. Finally. Her and her friends have been waiting for this day since the summer. For Kaiya, things changed over the years with the arrest of her brother, the secret that she revealed two days before her brother was sentenced and the divorce of her parents. She has to do everything this year using her faith in God, something she never had to rely on before. This year, she’s determined to break free from the prison in her mind by living. She tries to move forward in her relationship with her best friend Jarrell, but she still struggles with trust. But she can’t fight her feelings for him and finds herself unable to deny the chemistry when they share their first kiss. Her other best friend Candice gets kidnapped and the end result destroys not only her family, but her relationship with Kaiya as well. Right before Spring Break, Kaiya finds out that Jarrell and Candice slept together, and even though she wasn’t with him, she feels betrayed beyond words. As hard as it was for Jarrell to tell her, he hopes that Kaiya can forgive him. But when her father calls a week later looking for Kaiya, he knows that the battle has just begun. Kaiya runs away to New York just three months before graduation. She wants to learn to trust those around her, but realizes that they are just as bad as the brother who she no longer trusts. Now, with a new best friend in New York, and a pocketful of money she’s been saving for two years, she’s off trying to figure out her path in life and see if what she’s learned about God protecting her is really true. With an overprotective father, a naïve and defenseless mother, and a best friend who is madly in love with her, Kaiya has to figure out whether or not she will let the demons of her past haunt her into an early grave, or learn the power of her name’s true meaning and overcome her childhood misery with love and forgiveness.
Born and raised in North Philadelphia, PA, Mya attended the prestigious Philadelphia High School for Girls’, Jill Scott’s Alma Mater. After graduating in 2002, she attended Community College of Philadelphia and enrolled into the dual-degree program, catapulting her straight into Temple University where she completed her Bachelor’s in Magazine Journalism. She received her Master’s in English from Arcadia University in 2010. She relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in November 2011 and spent a year teaching English overseas in South Korea from August 2012 to August 2013. She self-published her first book, Speechless: Short Stories on June 6, 2012. In addition to novels, Mya writes screenplays and runs a nail polish line and writer’s coaching agency in Philadelphia, PA. She’s also currently working on her second Master’s, an MBA from Philadelphia University.
Social Media: writermya
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