Ethnic, Fiction

It’s always a struggle to gain the upper hand—and endless tug-of-war. When there is more light, there is less darkness. When there is more darkness, there is more light. Always. It was predicted that a time of darkness was to befall the world. In an attempt to keep it at bay, light was manifested into a child that had not yet left the womb. This child was to be born and serve as the bringer of light, hope, and prosperity to a world that needed it most. This girl’s name was Keturah Rachel Adams. High school graduation with honors. Sights set on Princeton University to pave the way to a political career.

The future is bright and nothing like the dark, impoverished, and crime-filled past that occasionally haunts her sleeping form. It was a bright vision, infallible… until a series of tragedies and terrible events including murder and attempted rape start to plague Keturah’s life. Trust is replaced with distrust. Hopefulness is replaced with fearful hopelessness. Prestige is wrongly replaced with accusations and infamy. Love is replaced by heartbreak. What she doesn’t know, is that a force of darkness trails and follows behind her… and he intends to snuff out that bright gleam of light within her—no matter what it takes. How can she be considered a light in the darkness when it seems to be everywhere she turns?

S. Denice Newton is an inspirational speaker, author, radio host, activist, and founder of Ari’el Rising Network, a grassroots movement designed to empower women and girls around the globe to pursue their purpose and aspirations. She was born and educated in eastern North Carolina and enlisted in the U.S. Army as a communications specialist. Her military tours of duty include Germany, South Korea, Louisiana, Georgia, New Jersey, and other interesting locations. Denice studied communications at Regent University and UMUC. She later earned a certificate in radio broadcast from the American Broadcast School. As a radio host, she has interviewed such phenomenal individuals as Melba Moore, Antwon Fisher, Dr. John Carlos, Sheila Raye Charles, Joseph C. Phillips, Sheila E. and the Escovedo family, Denise “Vanity” Matthews, Mildred Muhammad (wife of DC sniper John Allen Muhammad) and many others. She is an Ambassador with the Africa Alive Education Foundation that serves AIDS orphans in South Africa.