While Chantell knows it is fate meeting Jayceon, one of Chicago’s biggest hustlers, a tragedy so deep threatens to shatter her soul and possibly their relationship. Good times roll in like their ‘dro smoke and successful profits, until shots forever change their reality. Jayceon commits to determining the killer and uses his ruthless tactics to weed out fakes along the way. The numbness from this murder isn’t something new for Chantell. Will she stay trapped in her past, or is her new reality so beautiful that she can put it all behind her? Does Jayceon’s motivated hustle, past demons, and one night sessions with hatin’ hos and side chicks cause him to lose the one true love he’s ever had? Hit the block with Chantell and Jayceon. See if secrets turn deadly and determine if Chantell can keep the hustler and his love.
Jalayah Jade was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Having a passion for creative writing and poetry helped her to survive an urban environment. From first-hand experiences to seeing others struggle through relationships, physical and emotional abuse, and drugs, it helped to motivate Jalayah Jade to use writing as an outlet. In her first novel, Jalayah Jade provides readers with insight into an all too familiar world or one that leaves a craving for more relatable scenes and characters you could know, or see yourself as. The Shade is part one of a [TRILL]ology that exposes the love, hustle, hate, and passion of Chantell and Jayceon. Add Jalayah Jade at Facebook.com/JalayahJadeStreetLit or Twitter.com/JalayahJade