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Waiting in Vainby Colin Channer
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Meet Fire — Jamaican-born, charming, poetic, and talented--a man who's vowed to never play "love-is-blind" games again. Then he meets Sylvia, a beautiful magazine editor who keeps her passions under lock and key. Together they must choose between the love in their lives and the love of their lives.
From the galleries of Soho to the brownstones of Brooklyn, from the nightclubs of London to the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, Channer takes us on a wild, soul-searching ride as Fire and Sylvia try to connect, disconnect, and reconnect amid conflicting desires and wounds from the past. But through intricate love triangles, skewed priorities, and crushing personal tragedies, Fire, Sylvia, and their friends must learn that some things in life are worth fighting for. If not, you're simply waiting in vain.
"Subplots of intrigue in the African American art world add substance without detracting from the pace. As readers in the know will recognize, this tale of continent-hopping romance takes its title from a Bob Marley song." Publishers Weekly
"Sensuous and sometimes outrageous love scenes interspersed with the stirring emotions of the characters keep the pages turning to the very end. Fans of romance and psychological drama will enjoy this passionate and honest story." Library Journal
About the Author
A freelance copywriter and editor, Colin Channer has had his work published in Essence, Millimeter, Ebony Man, Black Enterprise, and Billboard on subjects ranging from popular music to economics and media technology. He is the author of the short stories "The Ballad of the Sad Chanteuse" and "Black Boy, Brown Girl, Brownstones", included in the anthology Soulfires: Young Black Men on Love and Violence. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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