Rashid Darden

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Rashid Darden is an award-winning novelist based in Washington, DC, who uses the written word as a vehicle for the advancement of justice and social action. His influences are wide and varied, from Paul Beatty and Saul Williams to Jackie Collins and Stephen King. Because of the dearth of such stories in his literary upbringing, his novels will always include characters who are gay or bisexual men of color.

Rashid’s first three novels are the Potomac University Series, consisting of Lazarus (2005), Covenant (2011), and Epiphany (2012). Each book was published by Old Gold Soul Press to critical acclaim. The novels told the collected stories of Adrian Collins, a gay college sophomore who pledges a predominately black fraternity; how he deals wi
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Birth of a Dark Nation

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I don't have time to read. Rather, I don't *make* time to read.

Trying a new author is such a roll of the dice, too. You never really know whether somebody has the chops, especially when you're talking black LGBT fiction. The vast majority is self-pub
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Stephanie is 54% done with Birth of a Dark Nation: I was literally going "man I need to know more about this world" when suddenly I get to know a ton about this world. Hard to keep track of people, and I need to reread some of this with Google Translate in front of me because my Italian game is weak. (French is good though).
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Stephanie is 17% done with Birth of a Dark Nation: Getting into this so far although I have just the outline of the overall plot I'm enjoying the developing relationship with Dante and man can I relate to the "I want to help people and do something different" without a real defined sense of what that is.
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“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
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Mike Thank you for the add, :)


Rashid Darden Rae wrote: "Hello my friend... I want to read your books where should I start?"

Hey Rae! The order of the novels is Lazarus, then Covenant, then Epiphany. If you have Amazon Prime, you can download them free on Kindle.


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Rae Lewis-Thornton Hello my friend... I want to read your books where should I start?


Pamela Hey Rashid...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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