Yasmin Shiraz

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I'm an author and an award winning filmmaker. I write books that are inspired by the things that I witness in life. I used to own an entertainment magazine, Mad Rhythms. My first book, The Blueprint for My Girls was taken from my teenage journals. My second book, The Blueprint for My Girls in Love was inspired by all the relationship issues that me and my friends had from high school and through college.
So far in my career, I've had two really GREAT breakthrough books: The Blueprint for my Girls and my first young adult fiction book, Retaliation. Retaliation was named as a Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers by the American Library Association.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle. I have other e-readers, but I must admit that my Kindle Fire is my favorite e-reader. I love its size, weight, and the way that it feels in my hand.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a lot of non-fiction books for pleasure. I am a life long learner and a student of life. I LOVE discovering new things through reading.
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DARE: A Don't Knock It Novel #1
Price: Free! Words: 42,920. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by Yasmin Shiraz. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Christian
When Charmaine "No-Guy-Can-Ever-Satisfy-Her" Nixon faces a drought in her love life, her best friend urges her to take on a dare that will bring the rain. The dare? Date the next guy who walks in the bar... No matter what he looks like... Or who he is... When Xander Wilson walks into the bar, he brings all his baggage and his secret website with him.


Accused: A Retaliation Novel #2
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 57,040. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
The Retaliation saga continues in Accused: A Retaliation Novel #2. When Ahmed and Tashera leave Washington, DC and enter Georgia Atlantic University, Ahmed is accused of a crime that he didn't commit. As he is tried in the media, his popularity plumments, his relationship suffers all while a campus predator roams free. Will Tashera be able to find the predator and save Ahmed?
Retaliation: A Novel
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,150. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
An American Library Association, Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Retaliation tells the story of 17 year old, Tashera Odom who is brutally attacked by people she doesn't know. Everyone in the community, school, and even her family wants to retaliate. But does she? Retaliation exposes how one act of violence can impact an entire group of people.
Teens, Handle Your Business: 24 Tools for Motivation & Success
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Student life
Best selling author, Yasmin Shiraz, shares 24 tools for teens to stay motivated and become successful. This workbook provides tools to eliminate distractions, assist in time management and goal setting as well as build self-esteem. This workbook gives empowering techniques to utilize social media in networking and create a personalize journey for success.
Privacy: A Novel
Series: A Tisha Ariel Nikkole Novel, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,560. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Privacy is the sequel to Exclusive: A Novel by Yasmin Shiraz. On trial for the attempted murder of the conniving woman who tried to ruin her life, journalist Tisha Ariel Nikkole focuses on retaining her freedom and her sanity. Keyshawn "Shout" Lane, the biggest rapper in history is determined to keep Tisha in his life while a rival rapper tries to take him out of the game by any means necessary.

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