Thursday, July 12, 2012

The "White Lines" Trilogy

Several years ago, I wrote a book called "White Lines" - the story of a young girl's battle with crack addiction and the unlikely love that develops between her and a drug dealer. It was my attempt at showing the drug game from the perspective of both the addict and the pusher, to reveal the way that all involved are affected, for better or worse.


Of all the books, I've written THIS ONE is the story I have felt the most connected to. The characters became real people to me. Jada was my flawed and troubled "friend in my head" and Born was the thugged-out and sexy guy that girls from the hood all fell in love with. The characters Sunny and Dorian, Jamari, Edna, Miss Ingrid (and even Shante and Mr. Charlie) provided my overactive imagination with story after story woven into the fabric of Jada and Born's lives. It was nearly impossible for me to tear myself away from the story, almost sad when I ended the book. I "missed" the characters after the last sentence was written.


At the urging of readers across the world, I picked up the storyline again to write the second installment, "White Lines II: Sunny", which focused on the sassy but classy heroine from part one. Sunny is one of the characters I've created that I truly LOVE. (Olivia Michaels and Zion Williams from "Criminal Minded", and Toya Blake from "Snapped" and "Aftermath" are also my beloved.) I like to peel back layer after layer from my characters' personas and reveal what lies beneath. So, Sunny's raw and uncensored manner was one that I enjoyed picking apart. As a whole, this crew has given me lots to work with.

But, NOW, I am hard at work on the third and final book in the "White Lines" saga. The characters may appear from time to time in future books. But THIS will be the last one completely centered around the crew we've all come to know and love. And, BOY, am I loving the way this one is developing.

Every writer's process is different. We each have a different method of creating. For me, the fun of writing a story is the "what will happen next?" aspect. While some authors outline their story at the beginning, knowing what will happen at the beginning, middle and end, for me the best part of the adventure of writing is letting the story take its own time unfolding. Each character's reaction to each situation is a surprise for me as I pen the tale. (Sounds crazy, right? I know that I'm the one who's writing it. But in my mind, the characters' actions are theirs alone, determined by who they are and what they would really do in the given circumstances.) So as I sit down night after night (my favorite time to write) in front of my computer, or as I sit on the subway, in the park, or the Staten Island Ferry with my favorite pen and my marble notebook (I'm so old school! :), I am always excited to "find out" what will happen next. It's truly a thrill!

But this time, the thrill is bittersweet. Knowing that this is the last chance at redemption, forgiveness, sobriety, and love for these "people" has me both excited and sad. Those who are familiar with my writing know that I don't believe in fake happy endings that aren't realistic. I don't like to insult my readers' intelligence that way. So, as the saga unfolds, I wonder who will have found peace, who will continue to wrestle with their demons, who will give up, who will persevere by the end of the novel. It is the most exciting story I have ever written.

Those of you who didn't appreciate the cliffhanger at the end of WL2 will love the closure part three brings. Get ready for some incredible highs (pun intended) and some devastating lows. And don't bother asking "when will it be done?" because I never know the story is complete until I know...feel me? But, trust that when this one finally gets completed, sent to the publisher, and finds its way to your bookshelf, it will be as bittersweet, emotional, hilarious, scandalous, romantic, devastating and juicy as it is for me.

So, please be patient with me. I promise it will be worth the wait.



(P.S. I have received all of your threats and warnings via Facebook, Twitter, and email that if I "kill off" Born, I will be stalked and attacked. LOL Duly noted! XOXO)

148 comments:

  1. Thank You!!!!!!!!! Your books give me life :-)

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    1. I know u will do this book justice, I love ur writing and I am one of your greatest fans!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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    2. Tracy Brown I love your books!!! I can't wait to read the third installment of white lines!!! Awesome job!

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    3. tracy I LOVE your books..
      I read white lines 2 in one day.. And was made and could spit fire when i came to the ended.. when I finish the first one I flip the book looking for the rest of the book. I went to a book story asking for 2 and when the sales person told me u haven't wrote it yet my heart.. but he told me u had all these other book that I enjoyed.. but please hurry with white lines 3
      thank u much

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    4. I really like this book it is absolutely life changing this is the best book I have at least been interested in thank you so much Tracy brown

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  2. Thank Goodness...that cliffhanger has me half finishing books searching for just a little more. Thinking this can not be the end. Thank you for continuing the story.

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    1. Thank YOU for reading. I appreciate the support.

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    2. Ok Ms. Brown. I just finished the book (WL2) in under 3 hours...Girl you do me so proud to be a reader and a fan of yours. I'm very upset that I have to use the patience that I ask God for everyday. I cannot wait to read the third book. Good job with this one!

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    3. U should hook up wit Tyler Perry and get a movie going u are the best writer ever..

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  3. I knew there had to be a third book because the book didn't end well.

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    1. Now, would I leave you hanging for good like that?? ;)Thanks for reading.

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    2. I love you (&&) your books Tracyyyyyyyyyy ♡♡♡♡♡♡

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  4. Your books put me in tears and keep me awake till 5 in the morning on a work day. I LOVE IT! :)

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! As a reader, I love books that make me feel something STRONGLY! So you've just given me a big compliment as a writer. I appreciate it!

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    2. I knew there had to be a continuation to White Lines 11 with the way it ended...can't wait Miss Tracy..I really enjoy reading your books, i visualise the reality...Continued blessings...One Love..

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    3. Thanks so much! God bless. XOXO

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  5. I love all of your books bug hands down "White Lines" is my favorite. That story was so real and touching. I recommend it to my family and friends all the time. Long after I finished the book I thought about Jada and Born all of the characters like they were real people I knew I was so invested in them and their lives. Only a great and gifted writer can do that. God Bless you and your gift!!!

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    1. Thank you, Anissa. I truly love readers like you. More to come! <3

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    2. I'm more than excited! Take your time and we will wait! After that 5 year wait for part two (and I read WL1 the day it came out) I think I can be patient! You are the best!

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  6. That's exactly how I write!!!! Just let the story pour out of me. I'm so in love with white lines and the characters! You are my top 3 fav writer! Up there with Zane and Dan Brown! Do you do book signings? If so should definitely come to Louisville,ky. Also, do you give advice on aspiring writers?

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    1. Kentucky, huh? I have never been there. Might have to add that to my list. As for advice, that's tricky. I don't really know what I could offer by way of advice besides, 'write from your heart'. And that's not very helpful, is it? lol

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    2. Please come to Louisville!!! We are not frequented by enough African-American writers. I would certainly be in attendance:)

      Lex

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    3. Lex, when the time comes for me to set up the itinerary for WL3, I will definitely add Kentucky to the list. I like going places I never thought I'd go. And, Kentucky is definitely one of those places! :) Thanks for reading! XOXO

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  7. I am soooo excited that you have decided to continue the saga of white lines. I feel like I really know each and every character, sheesh Sunny and Jada are my friends in my head,lol. Keep up the good work Tracy! I am definitly a supporter :)

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  8. Yay! You are a amazing author :) I immediately fell in love with Sunny and Born. As a writer myself I love characters I fall in love with and I didnt put either down until finished. Cant wait for the third one! Peace & Blessings

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    1. Authorista,

      Thanks so much! Peace and blessings to you as well.

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  9. Tracy, I've read every one of your books; every time I think, she's reached the pinnacle, you pull a rabbit out of a hat & surprise me! I can't wait for White Lines III, hurry up & get to writing, double time! LOL Peace, love, & blessings!

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    1. Every one of them?? Wow! THanks, Kiera! Your support is very much appreciated. As for WL3, I promise I'm typing as fast as I can. LOL XOXOXO

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  10. Your books are amazing and I'm constantly impressed by your ability to draw us as the readers into the story and characters so we really feel we can relate to them. Keep doing what you do and when are you coming to London??

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    1. I wish I was coming to London for the Olympics! London is my #1 coveted vacation destination. I've never been there and it is at the very top of my bucket list. I love everything about it from the Royals to Brixton! SOON, hopefully, I will get there. Thank you so much for reading! It's wonderful that I can make you feel that these characters from NYC are relatable to you, even though you're across the pond. MUCH LOVE! XOXO

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  11. Tracy in 2008 after I read White Lines you brought back my love for reading, I immediately purchased everything you have ever written and have been a fan ever since. Take your time with your characters, don't rush it, I don't care if it ends up being 1000 pages I will still happily read it. I can't wait!
    Sincerely,
    Born's Boo (lol)

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    1. Dear Born's Boo (LOL),

      It may just end up being 1000 pages because I am feeling extremely inspired by the events unfolding in the story. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for your continued support. You ROCK! ;)

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  12. I can't wait to read the third one! I LOVE Jada and Born!

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    1. Thanks, Shellabelle! I can't wait for you to read it! :)

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  13. I'm super excited to hear this. I fell in love with WL1 and was thrilled to hear about pt. 2. I even waited til 12am on 4/24 to stay up and read the electronic copy. But to be honest and in no disrespectful way, the book just didn't give me that same feeling as WL1. It seemed like it wasn't developed all the way through (I.e sunny waking up with a dead girls body and walking into a mediastorm but nothing was ever mentioned of it again) and the personalities of the characters seemed so different from when we left off (jada always crying, borning firting with girls and 2nd guessing his relationship throughout the book, ava being completely desperate, sheldon being really ill). And for some reason the ages of the characters were different like Jada went from being 30 to 39 in 3 years yet sheldon went from 8 to on 11, dj went from being 16 to 21. I don't know why but little continuity flaws like this made me questioned why the book was all over the place.

    Nonetheless I'm still excited for wl3 because all your other books were awesome. I can't wait for the follow up to aftermath and praying that there is no way camille gets back with frankie.
    Stay blessed!

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    1. First of all, thank you for reading! I appreciate your support.

      Many readers wanted Jada and Born to stay the same. But many years have passed since the end of WL and the beginning of WL2, so they wouldn't be the same people anymore. Like Jada's crying, for instance. She sure had a lot to cry about with Shelon's antics! LOL

      But, keep reading. Even though they are not the same "people" they were in part 1, their story moves on in exciting ways.

      As for the Aftermath storyline, some of it will be 'peppered into' WL3. :) Stay tuned!

      Again, thanks so much for reading! XOXO

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  14. I love ur books I just start reading them a. Oil months ago.... And felt that u were my imginary friend in my head and use to talk to u ( in my head) saying no it has to be more it can't be over but then I meet u at a mothers day event u had on system island ( I live in far rock) and I felt already that I knew u I love it....::: ur books have me going read both white line snapped and aftermath that one was crazy has me in tears now I'm reading twisted.... Never stop writting cause I'll be here reading love ya!!!! ��oh my name is Jovena

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    1. Thank you, Jovena!! I'm happy to be your friend in your head. LOL God bless you. <3

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  15. Mrs. Brown do your thing! Please don't get ride of Born..I wish there was a twist and Dorian could come back. Your reads are intoxicating. I found myself up @ 3am reading White Lines II: Sunny... Man can't wait for the trilogy.. the thought of this being the last book woth Sunny, Born & Jada makes me wanna cry..ughh

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    1. :) I miss Dorian, too. I cried when he died. (LOL) Thank you so very much for reading alllll the way till 3am! Wow! XOXOXO Thank you for your support. Keep reading, and I will definitely keep writing.

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  16. omg i LOVE WHITE LINES SO MUCH..... DIS IS MY FAVORIE BOOK N DA WORLD & I READ SO MANY GOOD BOOKS!! I REALLY LOVE DIS BOOK I CAN READ THIS BOOK SO MANY TIMES AND STILL CRY AT DA SAME PARTS... PLZ DNT MAK PART 3 BAD DNT MAK US EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!! GOOD JOB BABES!! WONDERFUL ARTHUR!!

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  17. You are such an inspiration to me!! We don't even know each other personally but I WILL be mentioning you in my acknowledgements when my first book is done. Thank you for being so inspiring and I can only hope to achieve the greatness in writing that you have. I can't wait to read White Lines 3! :-)

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    1. Danielle, thank you so much. Keep writing. Looking forward to seeing your name on my bookshelf someday soon.

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  18. Ahh! I can't wait to read it. Your books definitely have me stuck on them. ALL OF THEM! You never fail to amaze me and keep on going. We all cannot wait. :D

    -Karina

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  19. Cant wait to get a copy, I love your work, I am here in South Africa.

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    1. WOW! I love it! Hopefully, someday I will get to travel there and we can meet face to face. (Dream vacation for me and my children would be to go on safari there.) In the meantime, thank you for reading! God bless you.

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  20. Can't wait! Just reread White Lines II last night. White Lines and Criminal Minded are my favorite books! Keep writing Tracy! Patiently waiting for the next book.

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  21. I Enjoyed both white lines and white lines 2 the books had me up reading all kinds of hours of the mornings I have much respect for as a author and a person I love how u include all the twist and turns of your books I'm laying right next to one your books now and as for whites lines 3 I think everybody would be notified when part 3 to white lines is finished

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    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate that. Readers like you make all my sleepless nights worth it. XOXO

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  22. White lines was my favorite out of all your books, I read it twice!! yes I've read all of your books!
    Ms. Brown you are an amazing writer and love that you can feel and imagine the emotions of each of your characters!!
    I was so excited when I heard part 2 was coming and I finished it in less then a day!!! I cannot wait for part 3, hoping it's as good as the 1st and just as long!!
    I really wish there was a movie!!
    Also I agree with everyone else please dont kill out Born!! He is one man I would love to meet if he was real!! lol

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    1. LOL Don't worry. Born is safe and will be around for years to come. Thanks so much for your support of ALL my books. MUCH love. <3

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  23. I love reading your books, you are such a talented writer. The fact that your books cause me to loose sleep at night drive my husband crazy and I love it. Can't wait for book 3

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Please apologize to your husband on my behalf. LOL I appreciate your support. God bless!

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  24. I have read White Lines soooo many times!! I have 2 copies, one for myself and one that I lend out so that I could share this story with others. White Lines had me hooked and from there I read every single book you wrote including your short story in Flirt :) I am also sad to see the story end for these characters but I am excited to get closure. Born reminds me of my husband which is probably apart of the reason I keep reading it so I'm with the other crazed fans Lol Don't kill him off! And what's wrong with happy endings?? Lol I want Born and Jada to work it out and end up together! Guess we'll see...

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    1. "What's wrong with happy endings?" If I had a dollar for every time I've been asked that question, I could buy a Bentley! LOL There's nothing WRONG with them. I just don't believe that every story is meant to have one. But, stay tuned. Born and Jada just MIGHT get their "happily ever after", after all. ;)

      Thank you so much for reading, LeleB. XOXO

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  25. Great I can't wait to read it, when will it be expected to release? I totally loved white lines it became my next favorite book besides the coldest winter ever by sister soulja. I truely felt for the character's. White lines 2 was a big twist from white lines. It wasn't really what I expected. I'm looking foward to white lines 3 though your an awesome author.

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    1. Thanks so much. It's impossible to speculate about a release date until the book is finished. But I'm working on it. Thanks for reading! (And THANKS for putting me in the same category as "The Coldest Winter Ever", which is still one of my all time faves!)

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  26. Not a threat but please don't kill born!! I am patiently waiting (&& I'm usually not patient lol) for this book yet I'm sad that this is it! #Tears

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    1. Thanks for your patience. With all the drama I've packed into this story so far, it'll be woth the wait. XOXO

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  27. I was locked up when I was introduced to WL I laughed I cried I became angry true emotions I haven't felt in a long time. With your words you have inspired me. Thank you for being the writer the woman that you are. Can't wait for the ending of the WL trilogy. Its been 6yrs since I left jail married with 2 boys. Keep doing what u do cause can't no one else do it better :-) Huge Fan Simone

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    1. First of all, Simone, I'm so proud of you! Six years home and still going strong. You're incredible! I'm happy that I've inspired you. Your encouragement has inspired me as well. God bless you and I love you for reading!! <3 Much love, respect, and continued blessings to you!

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  28. First time I read white lines I was addicted to it..i would read in my car at stop lights an finished the book in 3 days..i have all of your books but have purchased white lines 8 different times,i lend then out after I re-read it an those people lend it out to their friends... I love this series by far buy I would love to see how celeste an rah-lo are holding up...;) your my favorite author an have a true gift you were blessed with an i will forever follow

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    1. Aaaaahhh...I LOVE MY READERS!!! Reading in the car at stop lights??? LOL I bet the people behind you honked their horns a time or two. :) And THANK YOU for purchasing the book over and over. That means more than you can imagine. I appreciate your support so very much. (I've been thinking about revisiting the Dime Piece storyline. Just the other day I was thinking "hmmm...wonder what Celeste and Rah-lo are up to now." We'll see if I get inspired to pick the storyline up again soon.) I love you for reading! <3 XOXO

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  29. Tracy!....I'm such a fan, I've read every book. When I found out about WL2, I sent a mass text message to my girls about the release date. Now, u gonna have me going crazy waiting for part 3!......lol! Please just let Born and Jada be happy.....Please,

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  30. LOL THANK YOU for spreading the word, and for being a fan of my work. I sincerely appreciate your support. As for Born and Jada...stay tuned! :) XOXO

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  31. OMG GOOD I CANT WAIT , ONE DAY I WAS WALKING AROUND CHAPTERS A BOOK STORE HERE IN TORONTO , CANADA , SO I WAS WALKING AROUND TO GET SOME BOOKS FOR MY DAUGHTER, SO WHILE SHE WAS LOOKING FOR HER BOOKS I SAID LET ME LOOK FOR ONE (NOT KNOWING WHO YOU ARE ) I PICKED UP WHITELINES READ THE BACK LIKED IT SO I PICKED IT UP , NOW 6MONTHS LATER EVERYONE IS READING THE BOOK AND I TOLD A FEW FRIENDS AND THEY ALSO GOT THE BOOK ..I ALSO READ SUNNY WHITELINES NOW IM SITTING HERE WAITING FOR PART 3 CANT WAIT, MEANWHILE I WILL PICK UP THE REST OF YOUR BOOKS AND READ THEM ..PLEASE KEEP JADA AND BORN TOGETHER .....

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    1. What a great story, Maria!! Thanks for reading. So glad that you picked up White Lines in the store that day! God bless you, and thanks for your support. Keep reading and I promise to keep writing. XOXO

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  32. I absolutely LOVE your books!! My coworker & I make sure we read them together so we can discuss at work. Some of our coworkers think we're actually talking about people we know!!! LOL
    I couldn't stop thinking about Camille after I read Aftermath. I hope there will be a part 3 as well. Hopefully you can have Camille & Lamin hook up & see how Frankie feels about that. LOL

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    1. LOL That's one of the things I love about doing signings and chats with the readers. We talk about them as if they are real people! I love that.

      There will definitely be another installment in the Snapped series. That's on my agenda for the near future.

      Thanks so much for your support, Danyelle! <3

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  33. I love all your work I just finished white lines and I am waiting for part three release date so I can read part two. I will be mad if I read it now and I don't like waiting....lol ie..snapped 3. I have told everyone I know and got them hooked on everything you write as well.

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    1. Thank you, Marni! I appreciate your support. <3

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  34. I will ALWAYS support you!!! Your are by my favorite writer!!
    I can't tell you how many times I've read WL & Aftermath & Criminal Minded!!! Please put Naltimore on your tour list for WL3!!!

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    1. Thanks, Danyelle! I sure will. Thanks so much for your support. XOXO

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  35. I randomly picked up snapped at a bookstore and little did I know I would be hooked!! I had no idea if a snapped 2 existed but was determined to find out and when I did you would have thought I hit the lottery!!! I literally just finished White Lines 2 and now I'm on here at 2:15 am searching to see if there's a white lines 3! These books are like a drug and like sunny I just got to have it lol!! Keep up the GREAT writing. I have introduced your books to many friends co workers and book clubs and you are all our favorite author!!! Hope you come to New Orleans one day!! We love you!

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    1. LOL Thanks so much for reading my books. I really appreciate your support and encouragment. I can not WAIT to come to New Orleans when WL3 is released. I love you, too. <3

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  36. I have been reading your books for as long as I can remember and yes it all started with White Lines. I've cried, laughed and yelled at the characters not to do the wrong thing, and applauded when they did the right things. Jada and Born are 'friends in my head' and I feel their love can truly stand the test of time and I honestly hope it does, Just like Celeste and Rah-lo. I'm (UN) patiently waiting for the last and final installment and its def bittersweet! Thank you so much for bringing these group of people into my WORLD!!

    -Tiff

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    1. Tiff, thanks for reading! Thanks for welcoming my "imaginary friends" into your world. I love you for reading! XOXO

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  37. I'm addicted to Frankie, Camille, Gillian & Misa. Will there be a part 3 to the snapped series? I loved white lines 1&2 as well. Can't wait to hear more about Jada, Born & Sunny!! Keep up the great work ;-) I literally fall in love with all the characters

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  38. I absolutely love White Lines. Can we please have a happy ending for Jada and Born? They have been through so much and I want them to have that everlasting love PLEASE and I love SNAPPED and Aftermath as well.

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  39. I just read WL2 and looked at the pages to see if my last page was ripped out. I'm excited to find out what happens.. I love your work, God bless

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  40. OMG...... My sis just told and I can't wait!! I'm sooo late finding out, only because I've given up social media for a while. White Lines is like a drug in itself and very addicting. I remember the first time buying this book and all the different emotions I felt reading it. I've had like 3 copies of the first book because I'd lend it and it never got returned. Now I just don't lend them. You are an extremely talented author and I truly enjoy you work! Thank you for introducing us to these characters and I hope God continues to bless you!

    P.S - Since this is the last book, does that mean we get a White Lines movie? Would love to see how it would play out on the big screen. XOXOXO

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  41. I have enjoyed all your read over the years. But White Lines has bben by far my best read. I love this novel it is both entertaining and therapuetic. It has some many issues that real fmilies face in todays societies, whether it be a fiction tale or not the characters become real to me. I respect your work to the fullest. I have now read prt 1 3 times i just love it. Part 2 is too short kinda like a pamphlet. Cant wait for part 3. I love your work. Your biggest reader!

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  42. Miss Tracey, you have a new fan in me! I was at the library when I came across several of your books. I choose to read White Lines 1st and boy was I pleasantly surprised at your writing skills girl! You so rocked that book! I loved the speech, the way the story flowed and how you depicted each character - YES I AM TRULY A FAN NOW! The various story lines kept me captivated all the way through. I know Staten Island very well and you took it back there for me. I LOVE SUNNY!! THAT IS MY NEW SHE-HERO. How she handled Jamari was classic girl! That's one bad *****!! I read White Lines in practical one sitting. I couldn't put it down. I will read more of your books to see what's all the buzz about. So back to the library I go (LOL)! Keep up the good work...I got some reading to do :-) Signed, your new #! fan in Jersey City, NJ!!

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  43. Tracy thank you so much for being open and real when you wrote the white lines series. I love the story. I became one with it and could relate to it all so well. In truth, I felt as if I was reading about me and my lil sis. We went through some similar stuff that Jada and Ava went through. I was Jada, instead of becoming addictive to crack, I became addictive to the hustle. I went to federal prison, had a man like born, messed that up like Jada and I turned to writing too. My sister did like Ava, she tried to comitte suicide to escape what we were going through at home. When see saw how my life was going she stop skipping school, finished, and went on to pursue a career in criminal law. If for nothing else thank you because you touched close to home for me. This story even helped me to forgive my mother and let go of past hurt. So even though you wrote for fiction, I want you too know you really wrote the truth about the 80's era. Tracy, keep, keeping it real! Mz. DEE

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  44. Tracy I love your style of writing. You know just how to keep your fans hungry. I love White Lines and the chacracters you've chosen to entertain us with. Please keep Jada and Born's love flowing. Jada has worked to hard at staying clean, being a good mother. Now I am curious to see what your going to do with Ms. Ava and Zion:). Ava really needs a man Lol.. but on that note, I know you got something juicy coming with Ms. Sunny! Last but not least, plz tell me that some where in the story Jada get's to put Anisa in her place about born. I do have one last ?.... Will there be a reconnect for Lamine &Lucky in the last book? D. BINNS

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  45. Yes!! The third and final book to the best series ever written. I can breathe again and I am anxiously awaiting the WL3 book. Your books are so real and filled with live. Thank you for taking time out of your life to give us readers something "REAL" to read. You are greatly appreciated Ms. Tracy. May God continue to bless you with the gift of creating pure genius work with only a pen and paper!

    Promise Smith

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  46. Just finished White Lines 2. Im needing the 3rd one asap. Im just left here hanging and with questions. Cant wait for the 3rd book. Hope its much sooner than later :)

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  47. Tracy you are the TRUTH!!! SISTA:-) WL3, I'm on the edge waiting for it. I keep reading 1&2 because I love Born & Jada.. There story is so romantic and breath taking. Can't wait for the book to release.

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  48. I just finished reading WL2 and I was so anxious to see if there would be a part 3 that I had to google it and it brought me here. I am a graduate student working on my masters degree and the only thing that keeps me sain most of the time is reading, I get so engrosed in the characters it's like I can feel their emotions too or like I know them persoanlly. Tracy I love all of your books that I've read and now I'm about to hop on my Kindle to buy the one's I haven't. You are definitely one of my FAVORITE authors!! I'm patienly waiting on WL3!

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  49. Ok I cheated a little bit & listened to this trilogy on audio book. I do this to pass time at work, but I couldn't leave work without knowing what was going to happen next. Needless to say I brought them home! I love love your style! 1st book I read was twisted & had to go back & read the others :) I can't wait to see what will happen in this WL Saga!!! It totally left me hanging & wanting MORE!!!

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  50. OMG!!! I am so happy for part 3. I just knew you wouldn't.couldn't do it to us. Take your time. I for 1 will not rush a master at work. Blessings to you Tracy :)

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  51. Tracy brown I'm so into your writing because me to i feel like i can relate. Im also so excited for WL3 I really enjoyed your other novels..

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  52. Tracy, I just discovered your writing and love it...White lines is great....Hurry up with the final book!!!
    God Bless
    Debbie H.

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  53. OMG I can't wait, for the passed 3 yrs I've been addicted to reading. The first book I read was Snapped, which by the way was awsome.

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  54. I'm so happy but at the same time SCARED TO DEATH...I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT BUT AT THE SAME TIME..I DON'T KNOW IF I'M READY FOR THE END ..I LOVE JADA AND BORN AND I AM SADDENED BY THE SERIES ENDING I COULD READ ABOUT THEM FOREVER..GOOD JOB TRACY BROWN...please reconsider Ending PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...MUCH LOVE A FAN FOR LIFE ;)

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  55. HI TRACY,

    NOT JUST BORN, BUT YOU CAN'T KILL OFF JADA EITHER AND AFTER EVERYTHING THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH, ATLEAST THEY DESERVE A HAPPY ENDING. I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO ABOUT THAT SON OF HERS, BUT PLEASE NO MORE ABUSE TYPE STUFF; I CAN'T TAKE IT.

    PROBABLY YOUR OLDEST FAN,

    DEBORAH

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  56. Ahhhh. Another one can't wait I buy whatever I can that you publish. When I came across white Lines I was instantly HOOKED I was glued to each and every page. I enjoyed how you were able 2 bring no give the characters life. You made it realistic. I could not ask for more..
    Thank you sitting in anticipation.

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  57. I was SOOOO glad to see this post on Facebook!!!! I absolutely LOVE your books!! But White Lines is my all time favorite!!! I could not put it down. Its like a movie in print. And I felt like I was a part of the group because I know where they are coming from. Reading WLII did upset me a little. I got to the end and I found myself making sure I had not missed any pages or did someone rip out the final chapter from my book.... But, I'm so happy to hear you are writing another one. I totally connect with Jada and I hope she has the ending that we are all hoping for. Im on the call list at Barnes and Noble for this one... until then......

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  58. I am a Fan Tracy!!!!...You are the reason that i started reading Urban Fiction, I hate the "Happy Endings" that you know are going to happen by chapter 3. To the point where you skip to the ending to prove your point; that you already know what's going to happen. I can stay with all that is in me. That "White Lines" is the best book I have ever read. It is always the first thing out of my mouth to friends when they want to borrow all my books. ( I have over 500 books) I never lend out "White Lines" never never!!!...Please Please....Let Jada and Born end in a Happy Ending their love story is so pure and raw. I am happy they have had this big gap in between their relationship. To see what life is like with out each other, but keeping together their very "Real" friendship. You can not kill off my "Imaginary" babydaddy BORN. Sunny if you don't have a friend like her, then you don't have a "Real" friend. She is a true ride or die and i love her for that. I wish you could possibly find her Love. I know she is closed off from the IDEA, but I think she needs it more then the air she breathes. I cant wait.....A true FAN in the BAYAREA ( California)

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  59. I love your writing and the White Lines series is my all time favorite. There needs to be a movie with this series because I truly need to see these characters come to life since they feel so real. I hope you take this comment into consideration. Thank you for blessing the world with your beautiful writing.

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  60. I love to read real books that makes me feel what the characters are feeling. Now I do not buy books at all because to me whats the point but when I read White Lines I bought it and read it at least once every two-three months until you came out with White Lines II and I was excited and I didn't think it would be as good as the first but it was almost better so I can not wait for book 3. I want to be a writer and you inspire me. Thank you!! :)

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  61. These books the series is so moving touching plese let them work it keep them together get Sheldon therapy counseling plese let Born be the supportive man I know he can and keep Sunny with addiction away from Jada dont let her use i love them your books come on girl i need it lol

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  62. I am interested in the name and the third part to white lines release date. I ve read the last two about a year ago...

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  63. Do you have an estimated date that the book should be available?

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  65. This book is amazing! It touched my heart and I cried while reading this book. Great job Tracy! I'm so excited about you writing a 3rd book.

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  66. Mrs. Tracy, I read both books 3x about to read them for the 4th and each time I love and enjor them more than the previous.. Please don't kill off Jada or Born - those two gave me hope in my own life and that type of love deserve a happy ending. Love your books

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  67. omg I love "White Lines" its my favorite book of ALL times,and I really love Jada and Born relationship sooo much. WL2 was also good I just hope WL3 be even better I hope Jada&Born get together and marry each other that will be great and have a story just about them next. :)Im looking forward to WL3 very soon.

    I Love You Tracey

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  68. I read both books and now I NEED to know the end of this story. I have so many questions. What's going to happen to Sunny? How can Sunny kill again and not be remorseful? What really happened in her past to cause her to be so callous? What is going to happen to Jada and Born? Sheldon reminds me of his dad. I'm so looking forward to the 3rd installment. Please hurry. :)

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  69. Hey Mrs. Tracey!!

    I stumbled across WL in my local bookstore and immediately fell in love with the characters and your style of writing.. I was telling my friends and family about the characters as though I sat next to them at work LOL!!! I finished the first book thinking that was it BUT no, I discovered WL2 and couldn't type my cc # into Amazon.com fast enough! I am PATIENTLY awaiting WL3 and I can honestly say I've never anticipated a book like I have this one. Thank you for using your gift to help me escape my every day to day craziness. You are one bad Sista!!! I pray that all is well with you and yours.. Take care!
    P.S. Can we at least get a sneak peek by the holidays?? LOL!! Ok Ok it's a process, I get it! Doesn't hurt to ask =)

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  70. Oh my god! I can't believe you actually reply to your comments, that is sooo cool. I just got done reading "White Lines 2" (I haven't read "White Lines 1, cuz they didn't have it at my library, but I was still able to understand it because of the past memories & stuff u include) Anyways I just finished like 5 min. ago & the first thing I did was come inside, get online, go to google to find out if there was a "White Lines 3" When I didn't see one, I seriously could've cried. I love to read & really get involved in what I'm reading so to think that I'd never find out what happened to Sunny, although I gotta say, I am an addict myself & unfortunately still struggling with it... I find it odd that she could forget she had it, addicts don't forget there drugs... I myself, had a friend of mine od & die right in front of me (he got brought back thank God) But after I called the ambulance I went & got my stuff... But still, I really feel like I can relate to Sunny, & I can't wait to find out what happens with Jada & Born, Olivia & Zion, are they gonna get back together or will Zion & Ava fall for each other? Will Sunny & Malcom be able to work things out? & will Jada's son ever get over his anger & hatred & let Jada be happy? I don't like getting into sequels cuz' I hate the suspense of waiting but this one I know will be worth the wait & I'm so excited! Ur such a good writer & that's my dream someday so I hope like u, I'm able to follow my dream & be as good at it as you are! Thanks! Hope all is well with you!-From your friend Felicia F. from SLC, UT

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  71. The 1st book I ever read of yours was white lines. Ms. Brown when I tell you I was hooked I read it in less than a 12 hour frame. I couldn't sleep until I read the end to the point every one was sleep and I stayed in the bathroom light on sitting like a little kid reading. I have read all of ur books although I must say the white lines and snapped series are my all time faves. I've read each more than once. You are an excellent author with a true blessing from the man above! You are wicked with a pen. Can't wait to see what you have in store.

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  73. I know you don't like to play your audience but please let Born and Jada be together and happy. They deserve it. I can take anything else you throw our way, but let them be together. Just as in the real world we all root for the underdog and they have been through so much especially with her son (he creeps me out). As for my girl Sunny, I don't see how she is going to get out of the situation that she's in and I know its over for her and Malcolm.

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  74. I am in love with this book , I am in love with these characters and I trust that this book will be as real as it needs to be I trust your writing and even though I want certain things for each character I am prepared for the happiness, sadness and love you may bring to this third book. All I ask is please DONT KEEP US WAITING TO LONG.

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  75. I have never really liked reading, but when I found White Lines I could not put it down. It was the third book I have ever read, I loved it! The book was amazing! I can not wait until the third book comes out. Thank you for writing such amazing books! Although I have not be able to read the second book yet, I am for sure it will be stunning!

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  76. Thank you!!!!! I love this series!

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  77. When will the 3rd one be out !?

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  78. Will the 3rd book be out anytime soon?? I just finished wl1 and wl2 (yes, I read them back to back, in less than a week). Such an amazing story and I can't stop thinking about the 3rd. I'm so exicted :) Do you have a release date of the book??

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  79. HURRY HURRY ALL THESE OTHER BOOKS ARE TRASH. LOL..... MAKE MAGIC

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  80. I can NOT wait till you are finished with it! I read ALOT of books. Its my favorite hobby but I must admit that White Lines is the greatest book of all time. I have even bought ALL your books because I was so touched by White Lines and all your books are great but I have to admit White Lines is on a pedistal for me. Nothing or none can top it. You are a excellent writer and I have to give credit were credit is due. Keep doing ya thang! Signed a true fan!!!

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  81. Lee G...

    I finished W1&W2/ Snapped&Aftermath, and I have to say, you are a very gifted writer. I am a Walter Mosley fan, but now I am a Tracy Brown fan also. Thanks for being real in your books, thanks for the joy and the pain that you allow your characters to feel. Thanks for not letting Misa go to prison, I don't think I could have handle that-:) Please continue to share your wonderful talent. And please take care of Frankie B.; he can't take too much more-:)

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  82. Omg!! Yes i hated the way wl2 ended!! I was like noooooo. Im now more then anxious to read the final installment! Definitely a huge fan of your work. Thank you for the final chapter of wl3.

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  83. kik i_love_you96

    i love white line and its amazing i really would like to meet ppl who read and got addict to it ms brown u did a great job


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  84. HURRY UP WITH THE 3RD ONE

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  85. OMG I CAN'T WAIT TILL PART 3 COME OUT...I HATE CLIFFHANGERS, BUT I AM DEFINITLEY READING YOUR OTHER BOOKS...GREAT JOB TRACY!!!

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  86. I just finished reading Both 1 and 2 of White Lines. OMG. I am so ready for book 3 that I am ready to make up my own story. Loving it. Great story lines and I want more. Lets get a move on with this trilogy.

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  87. i am so ready for white lines part 3.... u gave me so much life

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  88. I neeeeeed part 3

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  89. I can not wait to find out what's happen to Sunny and Malcolm because of Sunnys stupidity! I an also edger to learn what's come of Ava-Zion-Olivia and how Jada-Sheldon-Born-Anisa and Ethan are doing! You are an awesome writer that keeps it real. One gets lost in the life... In this life!

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  90. Wow.. i love your books more than any other books ive read.! I tried prolonging finishing both the first and second book in the white lines series as long as i possibly could, but ive finished them both and can't wait for the third one to come out. Ive gone to libraries and bookstores asking about the next book. No other book i even start reading keeps my interest like your books.! You are an amazing author.!!

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  91. Yo I was at the edge of my seat when I finished part 2... My heart raced and I emediately went on line looking for part 3. I'm so anxious!!!!! Can't wait for the grand finally!!!!

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  92. Hi Ms. Brown, I read your first White Lines book while I was in rehab for heroin addiction. I just finished the second one and I started reading the third, but is it just a repeat of events from the first one? It started at Chapter 28... I could be mixed up because I got it for kindle but can you clear it up for me please asap. But btw I absolutely LOVED the first one! I'm from Brooklyn myself so I can relate so much! You're an amazing writer!

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  93. Omg almost done with book

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  94. I think Jada and Born should be together thru till the end. They are true Bonnie and Clyde. Please let them be together...

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  95. Miss brown i would like to know when will part for be out

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  96. Okay I Know I May Just Be A Fan Or Whatever But I LOVE YOU (No Stalker Type Tho). My Name Is Zykirea Watts Im 17 Years Old And I Live In Atlanta. Entering My My Senior Year Of High School😊. I Was Introduced To Your Book "White Lines" At The Age Of 15 (I Know. I Know) By My Bestfriend Of 15 Years😊😊. Anywho I've Read It Atleast Four Times (Due To The Fact That I Cant Actually Afford Part Two Yet) And Each Time I Find It More Intriguing Than The Next Due To My Increase Of Common Knowledge Each Time I Read It. I Myself Am A Writer. I Find It Very Therapeutic But For Some Reason I Can Never Seem To Get Past Writing About Anything But Heartbreak πŸ’”. Well Usually Anyway. But Lately I've Been Having Some Really Great Ideas. I Plan To Write My Own Books Someday & Hopefully I Give The World A Bestseller. I Cant Help But Think That The "White Lines" Chronicles Would Make A Marvelous Movie Serious Or Maybe Even A Television Series (To Stretch It Out For The Fans Ya Know?😜) Although I Am Just A Kid In The Eyes Of Most I Really Truly Believe Itd Be Wonderful. If You Are Not Against The Idea I Would To Take Part In Any Assistance Possible. Plz Consider It & I Hope This Email Finds You Well. Love You. Keep It Up😊😍😘

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  97. Your writing is a true talent. I read White Lines and it instantly became my favorite book. I even read it over again from time to time. I can truly relate with a lot of things in your book and it's forced me to look at events in my own life from a different perspective. Although these books may not be based on a true story your words couldn't be more real. It's honest which a lot of books are not. I was so excited to read the second and third installment of white lines. You stayed true to the story line and characters and had me hanging on to every word. I'm excited to see what you write next but whatever it is I'll be sure to grab a copy. Thanks for keeping it real.

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  98. Your writing is a true talent. I read White Lines and it instantly became my favorite book. I even read it over again from time to time. I can truly relate with a lot of things in your book and it's forced me to look at events in my own life from a different perspective. Although these books may not be based on a true story your words couldn't be more real. It's honest which a lot of books are not. I was so excited to read the second and third installment of white lines. You stayed true to the story line and characters and had me hanging on to every word. I'm excited to see what you write next but whatever it is I'll be sure to grab a copy. Thanks for keeping it real.

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  99. HELLO TRACY, JUST FINISH THE BOOK CRIMINAL MINDED, MIND YOU NOW , I HAVE ALREADY READ WHITE LINES 2,AND 3 . MY QUESTION IS HOW DID EVERYONE MEET IN THE
    SECOND BOOK, I MEAN WHAT EVER HAPPEN TO LAMIN, AND HOW DID THEY MEET UP WITH JADA AND SUNNY , PLUS BORN ,WHEN DID THEY COME IN , DID I MISS A BOOK PLEASE TELL ME WHERE CAN I GO AND GET CAUGHT UP WITH THEM .

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