Felicia Caldwell has a great job, a healthy bank account, and stunning good looks. But she longs for a husband and family to go along with it. So when charismatic superstar pastor Nya Hempstead declares that partnership is on its way, Felicia is elated—until her life becomes filled with more curses than blessings. Five years later, someone has to pay—and that someone is Nya. Soon, Felicia is moving to Dallas and joins the church led by Nya and her co-pastor husband, Gregory…
In the eyes of the public, Nya and Gregory have the perfect life. But their marriage is feeling the strain of Nya’s success. While she’s hitting the talk show circuit and the bestseller list, Gregory is fading into the background. It’s no surprise he enjoys the fawning attention of new church member, Felicia. Little does he know her intentions are far from pure. And as she infiltrates the pastors’ lives it will take a team of prayer warriors and heavenly intervention to save their relationship—and their ministry. Along the way, will they remember the mission they started with?
Night fall was near, and that was a good thing. Felicia needed the cover of darkness to execute her plan. She was cramped in her tiny, rented Ford Aspire as she impatiently waited for the sun to set. She couldn’t possibly drive her own car. For this task, she needed to be anonymous.
The tools for the job, a crowbar and a gas can, sat on the passenger seat next to Felicia, and she glanced at them from time to time as if reminding herself of the reason she was there. Every time she thought about not following through, a little voice in the back of her head reminded her of everything Lance had done; of everything he’d stolen from her.
Felicia swept her long black hair into a ponytail and sighed. She wished it didn’t have to be this way. It definitely wasn’t what she had planned when she first saw Lance. He was supposed to be a blessing, but Felicia didn’t feel blessed. She felt cursed.
Felicia touched one hand to her midsection, and shuddered as if she could feel the emptiness of her womb. It paralleled the desolation that she felt in her heart. All because Lance had chosen his family. He didn’t love her, and worse he’d lied about it.
Finally, the lavender dusky sky turned a deeper shade of violet. It was time to teach Lance a very expensive lesson. And then…then it would be Nya’s turn.
Tiffany L. Warren is an author, playwright, songwriter, mother and wife. Her debut novel, What a Sista Should Do, was released in June of 2005 and has ministered to over 50,000 readers. Her second book, Farther than I Meant to Go, Longer than I Meant to Stay was a national bestseller. She has gone on to pen fifteen novels including two young adult series (So For Real and The Fab Life) under pen name Nikki Carter.
In 2006, Tiffany and her husband, Brent, founded Warren Productions and released their first gospel musical. What a Sista Should Do – The Stage Play debuted in Cleveland, OH at the famed Allen Theater. The play has appeared too sold out audiences in Dallas, TX and starred R&B stars Christopher Williams and Gary “Lil’ G” Jenkins. Their second musical The Replacement Wife debuted in Dallas, TX and starred Gospel and R&B legend Shirley Murdock and Tommy Ford from Martin!
Tiffany is also the visionary behind the Faith and Fiction Retreat, a yearly conference where readers get the opportunity to connect with some of their favorite faith based authors. The retreat’s Pitch Session is a hit with aspiring authors, because they are able to present their book ideas to industry deal makers. Links