Nicole Banks graduated with a Bachelor’s in forensic psychology from John Jay College. She was born and raised in New York. She loves writing, music and dancing. Shattered started as a school assignment for one of her free writing college courses and it has morphed into so much more. She is currently working on Volume 2 of the Shattered Series. Nicole's book won the 2012 Professional Publications Facebook Writing Contest.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in New York and trust me it's the greatest city in the world. With so much to do and so many cultures here it's easy to get lost in it all. I see, that it's influenced my writing a lot. Everything I write, I write about New York and all that is out here.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when my Aunt gave me my very own Diary in 97 for my 10th birthday. After that I was just writing every where and everything. I have so many books filled with poems, short stories, and lyrics. (yes at one point in my life I thought I was going to be a rapper)
Eight years was a long time to be gone. I changed and I knew the people I was going home to changed as well. I never wanted to leave her, but circumstances forced me to walk away and I chose not to look back. But I’m finally home and ready to reclaim all that I lost with Kris. I hoped the decisions I made in my past didn’t come back to haunt me.
Our demons have been let out to destroy us.
We're both drowning, barely holding on. The storm we're caught in was designed just to break us.
But I have become her comfort and she has become my anchor.
Standing together, we can conquer anything.
He was finally home, but guilt weighed heavily on his soul.
She's been broken, running from a past she can't seem to escape.
Two childhood friends, beaten down by life, find their way back to each other after years of pain and torment. As passion and desire rises, can Jasmine and Angel find solace in each other’s arms?