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Book Exclusive – Title and Concept Revealed


Title: Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down

“Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down” is a guide to exciting safe sex. Through the six tales contained in this book you will be entertained, educated, and eroticized.

The title of the book are words my grandmother said to me and her other granddaughters when we were growing up as a warning to not have sex.  After all, if you’re not equipped with the knowledge of the bad things that can happen when you have good sex you should not be having sex. This book is dedicated to her memory.

Working in HIV prevention I have learned a lot and I have had the pleasure of sharing my knowledge with thousands of people. With this book I want to reach millions more, not simply for fame and fortune but because millions of people lack the need to know information contained in the pages of this book.

People aged 13-24 have the highest new HIV infection rates and African Americans and Latinos have the highest infection rates in the United States. I equate a huge chunk of this problem with the lack of prevention education and sex education in our schools. Abstinence only programs do us no good. Abstinence is fine, but we must also educate ourselves and our babies with the proper information so that when they’re ready to get busy they can do it safely.

We must keep it real when we discuss sex and inside the pages of “Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down” I get real nasty, real sexy, real deep, and speak the real truth about HIV.

In the coming weeks I will reveal a sneak peek of the story “An Honest Ho”. Many of you may be familiar with this story as some of you have helped contribute your ideas for the name of the main character and the club she hangs out in.

I am also working with a great team to make sure the book cover is hot because no matter what anyone says a book is judged by its cover, and because I am self publishing I want it to be able to hang on the shelves with the big dawgs.

“Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down”  is an important and very scary endeavor for me. After attempting to get the attention of major publishing houses for more than two years I am doing it my way. Writing is my passion and I am also very passionate about HIV prevention.

I have spent countless hours educating myself on the many aspects of self publishing such as marketing, sponsorships, partnerships, promotions, and the dos and dont’s of the entire publishing process.

I’m ready! Are you ready for me?

Coming Soon:


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