Years ago, long before the girl power, Black Girl Magic and the Me-Too movements, I watched Angela Jolie in the movie Laura Croft Tomb Raider. I was in love with movies again. I thought. Wow! Finally, an attractive woman in a lead role where she carries everything. She played the role of an adventurer, normally inhabited by a man. Think Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones series or Nicholas Cage in the National Treasure series, both men played adventurer roles. Their movies were quite popular with moviegoers.
While watching Tomb Raider, years later, I thought to myself. How come there aren’t more action movies like this with women or minorities in major roles? Why aren’t they the stars of show? Is it because nobody would pay to see movies like this? Then I thought. I’d go see it. I bet I could find plenty of other folks would too.
I decided I’d write a series of books about a Black lesbian with code name Dutch Chocolate. She has a background in NYPD as a sergeant in East Harlem, before joining the army and going to the Middle East to work in Intel. She returns to work in one of NYPD’s specialized street crime units. Dutch eventually decides to become a PI working for her people in Harlem. Over the years, she attracts a group of law enforcement misfits who have become her loyal crew and family. Dutch Chocolate stories include them as well.
In this seventh novel, everybody who meets Dutch and NYPD Sergeant Sanchez Pettibone always asks if they might be related. The sergeant says hell no. Dutch says she doesn’t think so but she’s not so sure. Another member of her crew, her cousin, Bonita Ford-Benjamin is unsure as well. It’s only when the sergeant’s wife becomes pregnant, do Dutch and her cousin Bonita start an unofficial secret investigation. What they might discover is anybody’s guess.
I had so much fun writing the series. I hope you’ll enjoy reading the seventh novel of the Dutch Chocolate Series, Dutch Chocolate7: Are We Cousins? as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Dutch Chocolate7: Are We Cousins? Available now on Amazon and Smashwords.
Here are the links for: Dutch Chocolate7: Are We Cousins?
Kindle USA: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0CNJB9MD3
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Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/EnNeXcaarSQ
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