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The Spellcaster's Manual is Ainsley Burrows' latest tome, with 500 pages of poetry covering over 20 years of writing. 
 

This unparalleled collection of poems offers stories of joy and transcendence, love and murder, and simple truths. It  trembles with chaos and beauty as Burrows bends form, syntax and imagery to deliver thoughts and sensations that are new to even the most mature reader. 

As a lover of history and the human mind, Burrows reaches into the deepest recesses of the body politic with razor-sharp precision to expose the reader to the bile crawling through the gutters of American history... and on the very next page, he elegantly pivots the mind to the excruciating desire for love-making.

 

This journey spans two decades of love and loss, and political and social havoc, while never forgetting the humor in all things.

 

By including 10 individual books of poetry written over time, the collection shows Burrows' growth as a writer.  It also shows how he has been experimenting with language and tinkering with different forms and styles of writing.

“Burrows is what James Baldwin paved the way for. He is moving, romantic and unapologetically black. Each page invites you to fall more deeply in love with language.”

 Natalie Patterson, Poet

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Caribbean, Coming Of Age Novel

COMING FALL 2020

Bang, Bang, Bang is a Pop Erotica novel set in the eclectic Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bed-Stuy Triangle of Brooklyn, New York. 

Come experience the thrilling lives of a small group of friends who are forever changed after an extremely intense summer of over-lapping sexual relationships. 

Max, Brenton and Maurice are friends from college. Maurice's marriage to Amanda is falling apart as he continues his sexual escapades with various women. Maurice's best friend, Max is engaged to marry Sophie but he has a weakness for other women including Maurice's wife Amanda, that may force them to the brink.

Brenton is the typical single guy in a big city. He is a charismatic fast talker and could have just about any woman he wants, and he does, until he meets Emily.  Brenton is smitten and does not know how to cope with his feelings for Emily, so he turns to sex as his outlet.

This story takes you into various venues, watering holes and swanky hang outs across Brooklyn and Manhattan. Takes you so close to the action you can taste the city. 

"Taxi cabs, couches and club bathroom OH MY!!! I couldn't stop reading this book. It was so thoughtfully written. it's not a romance novel its a adventure in erotica. A must read."

— Nikeema Lee

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Sex Addiction is the follow up novel to Bang, Bang, Bang : A Summer Of Sin In Brooklyn. 

 

The Book picks up right where we left off and takes us on a journey into the juiciest parts of Brooklyn. The entire cast of characters face even more difficult challenges. 

 

Maurice has fallen into a steady relationship with an older woman;  Brenton and KEV are realizing that fame comes with few pleasures and more consequences;  Max is about to be blindsided by an event that no one was prepared for;  Amanda may just be finding her independence, even though she is still up to her old tricks;  Sophie has become a completely different person; and  Sophie's best friend Meghan carves out a life in the church that is about to destroy everyone and everything.

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