They say keep your friends close and your enemies closer but what happens when your friends are your enemies? Paris Johnson is a young naive girl born and raised in the cold streets of Baltimore. She goes off to college with the hopes of escaping the perils of city life only to find that trouble can reside anywhere.
On this life altering journey, Paris learns that her criteria for trusting others is vital to her very own existence. In her life nothing is as it seems. Can she trust her Carlo? Can she trust her so called friends? Can she even trust herself?
Will Paris continue to succumb to the dangerous lifestyle that she has become accustomed to or break loose, rise to the occasion and take control of her destiny?
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Aisha Linnea an up and coming author from Baltimore speaks volumes to the new generation with her debut novel “Never Trust A Soul”.
Aisha learned how to balance a demanding work and personal life as a single mother. As life began to change Aisha knew that she had a story to tell which gave birth to her ambitions to become a writer.
Self publishing her first novel Aisha has focused on her new found passion of writing. She will continue to give ground breaking messages that will challenge all generations on ideas of love, trust, loyalty and beyond.
As the momentum from her first book continues she wants her readers to know that “Never Trust A Soul” is just the beginning.
Get to know Aisha:
Who is Aisha Linnea the author vs Aisha Linnea the person?
Aisha Linnea the author and Aisha Linnea the person are one in the same. My writing includes a piece of me and my experiences, although the stories are exaggerated they all include real feelings and emotions that I am passionate about. The author in me is able to express things differently and give a perspective that maybe easier for someone to receive. But everyone that knows me knows that I have always been an outspoken person.
What is the meaning of “Never Trust a Soul” and why did you use that title?
The meaning of “Never Trust a Soul” is that you can’t take people for their exterior facade. You have to really get into the inner essence of the human being. When I say “soul”, I am talking about a person’s deeply felt moral and emotional nature. I used the title because I was connected to it. I began writing the story and midway the title just rolled off of my tongue. Also It speaks to the moral and emotional dilemma that people face when having relationships.
What message are you trying to convey to your readers?
I wrote this book for women of all ages, I have a special place in my heart for younger women because I have a daughter of my own that I wanted to be able to share this message with.Too many times young women are going out into the world unequipped with the necessary tools to discern someone who has your best interest at heart verses someone who is using you for their own agenda. As a young woman we have to make sure that we are asking the right questions, being aware, and trusting our initial instincts, and when something seems too good to be true it usually is.
Why do you feel your book is so important to the youth of today?
I know that this book is important because this generation is not informed enough. In this day and age with so much going on in our communities as adults we have to be able to provide the younger generation tools to be able to empower themselves. It is important to know that karma is real and that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, which is one of newtons law. So even on a scientific level the world is telling us that we have to be prepared for the outcome of the actions that we make.
Why did you make a trailer for your book?
In today’s society social media has become so important that you can put a message up today and have a million views by tomorrow. I wanted to grab the attention of people and let them know that books are still around, there is still a good story line and a plot. I put my video up on Worldstar and YouTube and was able to reach people that I would have never reached by just posting on my page “come buy my book”. I wanted it to be different and unique and I feel that my readers were pleased.
Why did you choose to self-publish instead of using a well known publishing company?
I chose to self-publish because I am a new author, and I know that no one would be able to offer me what I could offer myself. One of my goals was to go into business for myself. When I looked at the deals that other authors were getting, it didn’t make good business sense. I felt so strongly about the message that I was putting into this book and I didn’t want my story to be watered down in order to fit what a publishing company had as a vision for me.
What are your goals for the book “ Never Trust a Soul” in 2015? What are your goals as an author that you would like to accomplish by 2016?
My goal for 2015 is to be able to get my book out there. I want it to be in book stores, on bookshelves, and I want it to be in as many hands as possible. I want everyone to hear this story, share this story and take away from it, that this could be someones life and that you can’t just walk around with blinders on oblivious to what is going on around you.
As an author I want to be able to grow my brand and, grow as a person. With the tumultuous climate in the country I know that I have to be a voice, a beacon of change for my city and for lost people that can not speak for themselves. I want to be able to do an outreach program for young women in the city of Baltimore, which will equip them with knowledge and skills to be more confident when making important decisions regarding their livelihoods.
Find the author and the book:
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