Book Blitz | Loyal: The Prequel To Retaliation by Yasmin Shiraz + GUEST POST | presented by @chapterxchapter

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Loyal: The Prequel To Retaliation by Yasmin Shiraz!
In the prequel to Retaliation, brother and sister, Khalil and Tashera find themselves on different sides of loyalty. Khalil's loyalty to his gang threatens the loyalty he should have to his family. This book illustrates the dynamic between a brother and sister and shows their love, challenges and desire to be there for each other.
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Guest Post Topic: Books, Quotes, Songs, Music That Inspired Loyal

Loyal: The Prequel to Retaliation was inspired by my relationship with my brother whom I adore but don't always understand his choices. Throughout my life, our bond has always been strong and when I wrote Retaliation, I realized that the readers could gain something from the 'loyal' relationship between a brother and sister.

My brother and I are both big time music lovers.  So, here are some songs that capture the energy of my book Loyal.

  • Big Brother by Kanye West
  • Live in the Sky (Featuring Jamie Fox) by TI
  • Holla If Ya Need Me by Trey Songz
  • Heaven's Afternoon (feat. Meek Mill) by Wale
  • Right Now (feat. David Guetta) by Rihanna
  • I Wish by R. Kelly
  • Juicy by The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Roses by Kanye West
  • Family Business by Kanye West
  • Take Care (feat Rihanna) by Drake

Here are quotes that capture the energy of my book Loyal:

"The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other." - Anonymous

"Security is having a big brother."  - Anonymous

"You may be gone from sight... But you are never gone from my heart." - Winnie The Pooh
"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." --Christopher Reeve

"Because I have a brother, I'll always have a friend." - Anonymous

"Loyalty isn't grey. It's black and white. You're either loyal completely, or not loyal at all. And people have to understand this. You can't be loyal only when it serves you." --Anonymous

"The worst mistake you can make is walking away from the person who actually stood there and waited for you..." - Drake

"Loyalty means I am down with you whether you are wrong or right, but I will tell you when you are wrong and help you get it right." -- Anonymous

"The only people I owe my loyalty to are those who never made me question theirs..." --Anonymous

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Yasmin Shiraz is the author of The Blueprint for My Girls as well as The Blueprint for My Girls in Love. She is an empowerment speaker and program developer who has delivered programs and keynotes based on her books.
She is the author of the ALA's Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers selection, Retaliation. She has spoken at over 100 colleges nationwide on topics such as empowerment, black history and hip hop culture.
She is an award winning film director as her film, Can She Be Saved? won 4 film awards including Best New film.
When not writing books, she produces documentaries for her company, Still Eye Rise Films

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