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A beautiful woman is a beautiful woman. But a beautiful woman with a brain is a lethal combination... Congratulations to the Class of 2018 πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸŽ“ ..
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All published by "CHAKA ADAMS" for PrettyGirlsREADβ„’ πŸ’‹πŸ“–..
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Link to my books in bio or just type my name in Amazon's search bar when you're ready to find your next good read πŸ’›
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Today I prayed for the Spirit of Discernment πŸ™πŸ½... If I had to list my faults -- and believe me, I have many -- TRUST would be at the top of that list. It's not that I don't trust enough, it's that I simply trust too much. While some people have the ability to make others earn their trust, I give mine away, wholeheartedly, from the very beginning. I believe in the good in people, sight unseen. However, I'm learning that not everyone has good intentions. Some people are just takers with no intention of returning the good that you've given to them. I've never had a swindler's spirit. Everything I've ever accomplished in life has been done because of my sole effort. I'd never use a person for my own personal gain and I suppose I naively thought everyone else had that same spirit. Yet, as I continue on this journey, I'm realizing that people will use me just to get close to this amazing gift that GOD has bestowed upon me. And so today, I prayed for GOD to give me the ability to discern between those people who are genuine and those who are not. I'm sure it won't happen overnight. I have a giving heart so it'll be difficult for me to practice discernment. However, I'm confident that I will get better at it and soon enough I'll only trust those who truly deserve it. Amen πŸ™πŸ½ ..
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Yes, I woke up at 5am. Yes, I cried when she walked down the aisle. Yes, I smiled + said "RIGHT ON" when I saw her mother come through with dreadlocks + a nose ring. Yes, I clapped when the ChiTown pastor started preaching like we were at a Baptist Church during morning worship. Yes, I sang along when the melanated choir sang STAND BY ME!! Why did I do all these things when I don't know either Prince Harry or Meghan? Because LOVE, that's why πŸ’›
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Wild women are an unexplainable spark of life. They ooze freedom. They belong to nobody but themselves yet give a piece of who they are to everyone they meet.
If you have met one, hold on to her, she'll allow you into her chaos but she'll also show you her magic. And then, before you know it -- yet, right before your very eyes -- she'll be GONE again .... ..
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If you've ever received a text from me, chances are I practically sent a whole essay filled with poetic metaphors. In case you were wondering, I inherited my texting skills from my Dad. He never sends a one sentence text and neither do I 😩. Everything is a masterfully drafted soliloquy with a poet's prose ✍🏽... so, if you've ever read through one of my long winded text messages -- or even my novel length social media posts -- please understand, I was born this way πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ.... #DaddysGirl πŸ’›
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My weekend in 10 pictures. Hang out night with @marilynize . Karoake night with the siblings.
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"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool..." - Stephen King, Author ✍🏽
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I started this publishing imprint in 2012. At the time, I had no idea how far it would reach. I had never known anyone who published a book so I had to teach myself the ins & outs of this industry. Believe me, it's not as simple as being able to write. If it were, then everyone with a pen and a piece of paper would do it. It was hard at first. People thought I was crazy -- "Books, Chaka? You can't make reading books into a sexy thing..." -- I heard that more times than you can imagine. But still, I kept going. Besides, my best friend @hollywood_kekeqb wouldn't let me quit. She was with me every step of the way πŸ‘£!! FFWD ⏩ 2018 - I've published FOUR books. I've been on Amazon's bestseller list. My books are sold all over the world. I've met fans from everywhere such as Ireland, London, Nigeria, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, to name a few. I've helped countless people realize their dreams of being an Author (some are grateful for my help, others aren't πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ but I still do it because I have a LOVE for literacy). I see people wearing my shirts or sporting a bag with my logo on it and I get all excited again. This has been my dream ever since I was a little girl and I have no plans on quitting. Although I took a break, I'm back now. Expect to see more of me and this little dream of mine! #PrettyGirlsRead πŸ’‹πŸ“–
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"The pen is mightier than the sword..." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Novelist ✍🏽
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My pen of choice is a Pentel WOW! BK440 (blue ink) πŸ–Š. While some writers prefer to type their words, I write everything by hand. There's something about watching the ink pour out. In some ways, it feels as though my heart is bleeding through my fingertips. I'm an emotional writer - if I don't feel, I can't write.... Keyboarding my way through a manuscript feels so mechanical and cold. When I type first, my authenticity suffers and I usually edit to the point of rewriting the whole thing all over again. By hand ✍🏽...
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I'm curious how other writers feel about this... Do you type on a keyboard or do you still put pen to paper? Which do you prefer?? πŸ€”
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Thank you so much! #Repost @chakawrites "...a political struggle that does not have women at the heart of it, above it, below it, and within it -- is no struggle at all..." - Arundhati Roy, Author + Political Activist ✍🏽
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Spent some time getting to know Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidate, STACEY EVANS (not to be confused with that other Stacey πŸ™„)... although we're different and I'm sure from the outside looking in, we appear to come from two completely separate walks of life -- her being a White woman from the heart of the South + me being a Black woman from the city slicking streets of New York -- I learned that we are products of the same family struggles: domestic violence, drug addiction, poverty, being the first of an entire family to graduate college. Yet, through it all, we share the same goals, beliefs, and hopes for the future. And an unwavering love for the Peach State πŸ‘. I look forward to joining her campaign for Georgia's next Governor and I hope you all take some time to get to know this amazing woman as well‼️ My vote is with @evansforgeorgia βœ…
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@captcunningham thanks for hosting such a powerful event. Support is a verb πŸ‘ŠπŸ½
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"...a political struggle that does not have women at the heart of it, above it, below it, and within it -- is no struggle at all..." - Arundhati Roy, Author + Political Activist ✍🏽
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Spent some time getting to know Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidate, STACEY EVANS (not to be confused with that other Stacey πŸ™„)... although we're different and I'm sure from the outside looking in, we appear to come from two completely separate walks of life -- her being a White woman from the heart of the South + me being a Black woman from the city slicking streets of New York -- I learned that we are products of the same family struggles: domestic violence, drug addiction, poverty, being the first of an entire family to graduate college. Yet, through it all, we share the same goals, beliefs, and hopes for the future. And an unwavering love for the Peach State πŸ‘. I look forward to joining her campaign for Georgia's next Governor and I hope you all take some time to get to know this amazing woman as well‼️ My vote is with @evansforgeorgia βœ…
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@captcunningham thanks for hosting such a powerful event. Support is a verb πŸ‘ŠπŸ½
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"I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult..." - E. B. WHITE, Writer and World Federalist ✍🏽 ..
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I'll admit it, I don't have a TO-DO LIST πŸ“ -- which is detrimental for a person whose brain is constantly jumping from one thing to the next. Before I have a chance to complete one goal, I'm working on the other. Why? Because I don't have a set list of things I need to accomplish in a day. I've found that you become 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams, simply by writing them down on a regular basis πŸ“‹
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I'm going to start today by writing down my goals πŸ‘‰πŸ½: draft + send at least 10 magazine pitch letters, select 5 pages for the website, begin production of said website, AND finish some writing for a beautiful project with @loudlinens ✍🏽
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What's one goal you need to completely SMASH today? Be 42% more likely to achieve it by writing it down below πŸ‘‡πŸΎ#GoalDigger

Page after page she read
She cried and laughed
She swore and cheered
She fell in love with simple characters
She loathed imaginary enemies
She read and read
saying one more chapter
She fell asleep with the books in her grasp
She got lost in the words
and escaped the world...
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 #BookReview -- Served with a healthy dose of humor, a smidge of sarcasm + plenty of great quotes, @jensincero dishes her take on self-help, self- acceptance and (of course) self-love. πŸ’›
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.. This has all the hallmarks of a Self-Help book - cheesy one-liners + a perky "You CAN do it" attitude. I honestly expected it to be just another cookie cutter "how to become the real you"... Blah... Needless to say, I was totally ready to hate it πŸ™„
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.. Yet, the more I read, the more I appreciated her advice. She's hilarious. She's witty. And she's pretty badass. There were quite a few quotes that articulated concepts that I had never fully thought through before. The more I read, the more I thought. The more I thought, the more I discovered ways to apply its philosophy to my life. If you know me, you know I'm not a big fan of self help books. However, this one was different. The author wasn't all Kumbaya in her delivery. Instead, she delivered a kick to the gut that propelled me to embrace my inner badass + start making shit happen. .. Totally recommend this book to anyone in need of an aggressive pep talk that's no holds barred and straight with no chaser 🍸
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#PrettyGirlsRead πŸ’‹πŸ“– BOOK OF THE MONTH is THE MOST ANTICIPATED READ OF THE SUMMERβ€”SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SCANDAL’S @kerrywashington 😱 ..
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An addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing 😳
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.. We've all been there. A night out. A few hours of fun. That’s all it was meant to be.
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They call themselves the May Mothersβ€”a group of new moms whose babies were born in the same month. Twice a week, they get together in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park for some much-needed adult time... When the women go out for drinks at the hip neighborhood bar, they are looking for a fun break from their daily routine. But on this hot 4th of July night, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib 😡. ..
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Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but her fellow May Mothers insisted everything would be fine. Now he is missing. What follows is a heart-pounding race to find Midas, during which secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are destroyed. ..
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Join us for the Book of the Month! DM me for the exclusive PrettyGirlsREAD 15% discount on the purchase of this highly anticipated thriller! We're meeting up on June 2nd to discuss all the sordid + juicy details ☠️ can't make it? No worries. We'll stream live on IG + FaceBook πŸ—£πŸ‘₯!! ..
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"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future..." - Proverbs 31 πŸ™πŸ½ ..
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.. Reading the Bible, from cover to cover, is on my Bucket List. I was raised as a Muslim until about 12 years old when my mother converted to a Pentecostal church. And although I complained about going to church EVERY Sunday / ALL DAY SUNDAY (Bible Study, Morning service, Afternoon service, Building Fund service, Usher Board service, Youth Choir service 😩), then again on Tuesday nights for Revival service and once more on Fridays (just for the heck of it service), I'm happy religion was a part of my life at an early age. I often fall short + I'm sure I sin at least three times a day πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ, but I have a pure heart and I'm still a work in progress. I believe HIS promise + I sing HIS praise. Forever + Ever. AMEN πŸ™πŸ½ ..
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.. Spent some quality time with my GODSIS @iamronniesrose. Our mothers were Best Friends + Prayer Warriors. Although they aren't here in the physical form, I'm thankful they taught us how to pray and how to believe... And I know they continue to watch over us for all the days of our lives... πŸ˜‡
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Last night was AMAZING! Thanks to everyone who came out to party with the smart crowd at our first PrettyGirlsREAD Happy Hour 🍸!! When I had this vision, I had no idea what to expect but you guys showed up + showed out! I'm humbled by the support + eagerly anticipating our next event in June!! ..
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Thanks @mbaratlanta for believing in my vision!! Words aren't enough to express my gratitude πŸ’› next month -- even bigger!! ..
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