Naghilia Desravines, author
This is the story of twenty-seven year old Cáel Darcie, an African American woman. Beautiful, fashionable, honest, and ambitious, Cáel liked where she was in her life. She had her own condo in Las Vegas, a gleaming new car, a great job, and a loving boyfriend. A wonderful life kissed at her feet. But everything changed when life took an unexpected turn — Cáel becomes pregnant. She’s deserted by her boyfriend when she refuses an abortion. She faces the question — What now? She chooses to live a brave life that honors what she believes in. This unfurls a series of events leading up to a horrible accident. Or, was it? A victim of severe brain-trauma, she wakes up from coma to find that she has no memory whatsoever of her life. She has constant memory flashes that are disjointed, leaving her afraid to face the world. Helped by her friends, Amanda and Christopher, Cáel slowly tries to get her groove back but soon understands that everything is not what it seems. Her ex-boyfriend, Michael, was dead and there were pieces missing in the whole puzzle. Why had Michael decided to break the relationship with her? Why had Michael been in Las Vegas? Who was lying? Was it really a random freak accident? With strength she did not know she had, Cáel strives to connect the dots in her fragmented memories and find out what exactly happened the night of the accident — a quest that takes her from Vegas to Texas, to Florida, and then back to an impending danger that lurks around the corner. Fast-paced and emotionally charged, Cold Hearted is a novel about love, hate, deceit, and the darkness of the fickle human mind.