Keith Lee Johnson



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A Matter of Race (The Men of the Little Girl Lost Series) by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle A Matter of Race (The Men of the Little Girl Lost Series) by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

A Matter of Race asks the question, does love conquer all? Meet William Marcellus Wise, a self-made man who vowed he never love again after watching his wife die in the wee hours of the morning as medical professionals fought to keep her alive. With the love of his life being dead for five year, William Wise now finds himself attracted to a beautiful coworker. Is he really ready to move on? Or does he still have internal struggles that keep him from the possibility of an enduring romance?

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Keith Lee Johnson: The Interviews by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle Keith Lee Johnson: The Interviews by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

The interviews you are about to read were really conversations that I’d had with authors to promote their literary works in my Dare to Imagine Newsletter. The difference, however, is that these conversations were conducted live via America Online Instant Messenger and Yahoo Instant Messenger and the authors had no idea what I’d ask them beyond the scope of their novels, making the conversations spontaneous and quite lively.

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In The Coatroom: a Novella taken from the Novel, FLESH by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle In The Coatroom: a Novella taken from the Novel, FLESH by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

Everybody loves Luther Pleasant. He’s the most popular boy at Scott High School. His peers admire him because he has a natural cool aura swirling around him, which comes with the territory of being the starting quarterback and point guard. All the girls love Luther; he’s tall, handsome, and built like an NFL Linebacker. Even the faculty sees him as a role model, being an excellent citizen all four of his high school years. He’s got the world in the palm of his hand. He’s a natural born leader. He’s the President of this, and the captain of that, and the boyfriend of, Savannah Perry, the most beautiful girl in school. His dream has come true. He’s just gotten word that he’s won a scholarship to West Point Military Academy. But he’s been hiding something; a deep dark secret that could derail his story book life if his double life is exposed,

Plus a bonus preview of FLESH 2: The Hunt For Bobby Tarantino and Introducing Antoinette Jacqueline Gabrielle Baptiste

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Love Hurts (The Men of the Little Girl Lost Series) by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle Love Hurts (The Men of the Little Girl Lost Series) by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

Love Hurts
Chapter 1

Transamerica Building Downtown San Francisco Monday, September 10, 2001

I found her silence more than disturbing. It was like the sound of a car horn blowing just before dawn, wafting down a quiet, sleeping street, making its presence felt by all who heard it. I was in my office, working late as usual. Parris Stalls, my girlfriend, had called and she sounded strange. At first, I didn’t pick up on it because I was still working, shuffling papers, trying to get caught up before heading home for a few hours of much needed rest. I had asked her if she loved me, but she didn’t respond. Parris is thirty-five, midnight black, vivacious, alarmingly pretty, with a wide mouth and a perfect heart-breaker smile. We’ve been seeing each other for four years and planned to marry. However lately, she’s been evasive, quiet, hinting, never saying what’s on her mind.

I had dismissed it all and continued working, attempting to take the company my father started, Kennard Janitorial Servic-es, to greater heights. I guess I had been neglecting Parris, and that’s something a man with a beautiful woman can ill afford to do. I guess I got a little too comfortable, started taking her and our relationship for granted. I guess I thought I had her wrapped around my finger—tighter than a snare drum, but oh how wrong I was. To the best of my knowledge, I was her first and only lover. Until this very moment, I had no reason to doubt her commitment to me—to us—to the life we’ve been planning.

I sensed she was out of the relationship already, but she didn’t know how or didn’t have the guts to tell me it was over. While we held the phone in silence…me waiting for her to answer, and her, I supposed, waiting on me to figure it out…I began to wonder if she was seeing another man. Is that what she was waiting for? Was she waiting for me to ask her if she was seeing another man?

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Little Girl Lost 5: Queens of New Orleans by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle Little Girl Lost 5: Queens of New Orleans by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

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Little Girl Lost 4: The Prince & His Bride by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle Little Girl Lost 4: The Prince & His Bride by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

What happens when two people make a love connection, but one of them is already engaged and expect to recite their vows within 24 hours?

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Little Girl Lost 3: Legal Tender by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle Little Girl Lost 3: Legal Tender by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

Money has a way of making people feel secure. What happens when people depend on it more than anything else?

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Little Girl Lost 2: The Napoleon Bentley Connection by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle Little Girl Lost 2: The Napoleon Bentley Connection by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

When a man loves a woman, he'll stop at nothing to have her.

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Scarecrow by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle Scarecrow by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

For fans who love JAMES PATTERSON'S ALEX CROSS SERIES.

SCARECROW is the predecesor of Flesh: The Disappearance of Portia Barrington.

Twists, twists, and more twists as this fast paced thriller takes FBI Agents, Phoenix Perry and Kelly McPherson on wild ride.

A DOUBLE MURDER!

Phoenix's cousin has been found at the scene--shot at close range with a shotgun.

HOME INVASION!

The locals think she iced a rich husband and wife team in a Las Vegas suburb and then turned the gun on herself.

MULTIPLE KILLERS!

Phoenix and Kelly are in hot pursuit of the real killers, who are led by a Navy SEAL as they blaze a trail from California to Washington, DC.

IN THE LINE OF FIRE!

But as they hunt the home invaders, Phoenix has been targeted by a government sponsored killer with revenge on his mind.

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FLESH: The Disappearance of Portia Barrington by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle FLESH: The Disappearance of Portia Barrington by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

Portia Barrington, the precocious fifteen year old daughter of prominent defense attorney, Myles Barrington, has been kidnapped. Portia’s bodyguard, who doubled as her chauffeur, is missing. Myles paid but the kidnappers demand another ransom. When he paid a second time, they ask for a third ransom. What’s going on? Why would kidnappers ask for three ransoms, knowing that each time they collect, they risk being captured by the police, Phoenix Perry wonders, when she’s asked to investigate her first child abduction case. When the kidnappers call again they make it clear that they are getting inside information. They know that Phoenix and her partner Kelly McPherson are running the show. Is the kidnapping a hoax? Did Myles Barrington do something so hideous to his daughter that he had to fake a kidnapping to cover it up? Or did the black chauffeur kidnap and viciously rape the pretty white teenager, and then add insult to injury by bilking her loving parents out of half a million dollars? Former president Palmer Davidson, who picked Phoenix to find the murderer of his Supreme Court nominee, Jennifer Taylor, is a personal friend of Myles Barrington. Now Davidson is wielding his considerable influence once again to find the truth. The clock is ticking. After talking to fellow lead agent, Jack Ryan, Phoenix is stunned to learn that the bodyguard works for her husband’s private detective agency. Now Keyth is being investigated too.

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Little Girl Lost 7: Johnnie Wise In The Line Of Fire by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle Little Girl Lost 7: Johnnie Wise In The Line Of Fire by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

After three long weeks of wondering if the police were going to figure out what really happened in her hotel room, Johnnie leaves Jackson, Mississippi without being questioned. When she sees Paul Masterson, the preacher who helped her when she thought her life was over, standing on the landing of the train depot in Providence, Rhode Island, she thought she had found sanctuary, a place where she could cease from worry. She was planning to escape whatever trumped up charges an eager prosecutor might bring against her by traveling the world until no one in America cared who she was or what she had done. But what she didn't know was that she had a new nemesis; one that was fully committed to her complete and utter destruction. Not only did her new revival have motivation that was both personal and immutable, her new enemy had unlimited finances and was more than willing to scour the earth to deliver without mercy the justice that fury demanded. How will Johnnie survive this new threat from a familiar family with a score to settle?

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Little Girl Lost 6: The Return of Johnnie Wise by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle Little Girl Lost 6: The Return of Johnnie Wise by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

With the smell of burning wood and bricks lingering in the cool morning breeze, Johnnie Wise left New Orleans while her home was still smoldering. She had just been acquitted of murdering Sharon Trudeau, one of her former stocker brokers who had stolen a substantial amount of her nestegg. Broke with nothing but the clothes on her back and the shoes on her feet, Johnnie heads to East St. Louis to live with her father. But as fate would have it, car trouble along the way, forces her to stop in Jackson, Mississippi, where she meets handsome Paul Masterson, a roughneck evangelistic preacher who falls for her. Johnnie doesn't know that Earl Shamus is having her followed. Private Detective, Tony Hatcher, is watching her every move and reporting it all back to Earl, who dreams of being a big part of her life again. Will Johnnie give into the trappings of being a kept woman who wants for nothing? Or, will she reject his offer and try to rebuild her fortune the old-fashioned way?

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Little Black Girl Lost by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle Little Black Girl Lost by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

Johnnie Wise was just fifteen years old when her mother sold her virginity to an unscrupulous white insurance man named Earl Shamus. Stunningly beautiful, with long naturally wavy black hair, she possessed the voluptuous body of a thirty-year-old woman. Her skin was the color of brown sugar. Johnnie had heard about Earl Shamus and his escapades among the poor black women in New Orleans. But what she didn’t know was that Shamus had quietly made several of the girls in their neighborhood his reluctant concubines when their youthful bodies ripened—she was next.

Enter 1950’s New Orleans, a world of betrayal, envy, lust and murder, where everyone has ulterior motives. Take a peek at Johnnie Wise, a 15-year-old girl, being pursued by ruthless crime boss, Napoleon Bentley, who will stop at nothing to have this young beauty. Little Girl Lost will shock you right up to the very end with its revealing truths.

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Pretenses by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle Pretenses by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

A Supreme Court nominee has been murdered several days before her confirmation hearing. Within twenty-four hours, another high-ranking politician is killed -- and soon government officials are being picked off one by one. Enter FBI Special Agent Phoenix Perry, a tough-as-stilettos detective known to hold her own against even the most lethal of criminals. Phoenix, already involved in another high-profile sex-abuse investigation, is hand-picked by the President to find the assassin. Little did she know that the two cases are related...and that the culprit knows her every move.

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Sugar & Spice by Keith Lee Johnson for Kindle Sugar & Spice by Keith Lee Johnson for Nook

This fast-paced thriller twists and turns its way through the perplexing investigation of several mysterious murders that will have readers on the edge of their seats.

When the set of twins are released from prison they have one thing on their minds; to settle the score against the people who put them there in the first place. The revenge killings begin in the District of Columbia with the murder of the prison warden and his wife -- both found viciously beaten and brutally dismembered -- and to continue on the opposite coast where a socialite is found dead in Malibu. Baffled by the gruesome murders, Detective Phoenix Perry ends her vacation early to conduct an unauthorized investigation and embarks upon a thrilling adventure to unravel the mystery and put end to violence.

Sugar & Spice is a gripping race to discover who is behind all of the murder, corruption, and revenge. It is sure to keep readers guessing up to the stunning climax. From a promising new voice in fiction, this novel will keep spines tingling and pages turning.

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