Grace Octavia

Sophisticated fiction for sophisticated readers...


A LETTER TO MY READERS


My Dear Readers:

Welcome to my page. Before you experience the personality and panache of my brand of contemporary fiction, I want to provide you with the passion behind the pages.

When I sat down to write my debut novel, Take Her Man, the first thing I thought was that I wanted the book to act as the supreme love letter to my great and groovy girlfriends. Like most women, I happen to believe that I have the best circle of girlfriends, and I thought that a book celebrating our strengths, weaknesses, and ability to pull together--with great style--any single thing we set our minds to would make great fodder for any novel. As I mention in the dedication of Take Her Man, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall once said that it is sisterhood that keeps sisters sane and strong during moments of adversity. I wanted to show this in all of my novels. Therefore, while you'll find lots of drama in my world divadom, at the center of each work, there is a story of love, of finding oneself and discovering the power of friendship.

My novels serve to unite women of all ages and backgrounds as they recall, smile, and cheer on the characters as they come face to face with what it means to grow into womanhood and face the demons within.

In addition to being juicy, funny, exciting, and smart, my fiction is also unique and sophisticated. Each novel takes on some new literary device or experiments with some interesting point of view. Playing Hard to Get and Take Her Man come complete with rules and regulations of sisterhood. His First Wife includes multiple points of view, emails and even some instant messages. Readers of Something She Can Feel will find poems and song lyrics mixed into the international action. .

I am confident that these images will inspire and enlighten all eyes that fall upon them. Good news…your eyes are next.

Enjoy.

Yours in Sophistication,
Grace Octavia

"Octavia's writing style is in a category all of its own."--APOOO Book Club

Coming to Stores Winter 2013!


A secret dark past and a string of messy affairs haven’t stopped self-made millionaire Jamison Jackson from becoming mayor of Atlanta. But while he may have a gorgeous new wife and new alliances, he can’t quite escape his past and those who want to see him fail. There’s his jilted first wife, a lover he’d rather forget, and a ruthless faction of old guard politicians and power lords who have no problem getting blood on their hands. And the fact that Jamison’s ambitious current wife, Val, schemed and blackmailed her way into his arms—despite his mother’s not-so-subtle warnings—is far from the least of his problems. Because everyone’s got something to gain from Jamison’s losses—and as the games begin, more than his career may be at stake.

Two messy divorces and a string of affairs haven’t stopped self-made millionaire Jamison Jackson from becoming mayor of Atlanta. But while he may have a gorgeous new wife and new alliances, he can’t quite escape his past and those who want to see him fail. There’s his jilted first wife, his social-climbing second wife, and a ruthless faction of old guard politicians and power lords who have no problem getting blood on their hands. And the fact that Jamison’s ambitious current wife, Val, schemed and blackmailed her way into his arms—despite his mother’s not-so-subtle warnings—is far from the least of his problems. Because everyone’s got something to gain from Jamison’s losses—and as the games begin, more than his career may be at stake.

Scintillating stories! Soulful characters! Sophisticated fiction!

If you're looking for something smart, sexy and ... a little silly to add to your bookshelf, you've come to the right place. Experience a new twist in contemporary fiction as I tell tales of heroines who will make you remember what you love about a good book. Through good and bad, you'll laugh out loud, shed a tear and root the characters on as if they're your own girlfriends.

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Yours in Sophistication,
Grace Octavia

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Selected Works

Contemporary Fiction
The road to romance can be filled with second thoughts and second guesses, and in Essence® bestselling author Grace Octavia's captivating new novel, one woman can't quite make peace with her choices...
""L.A. Confidential" takes readers behind the scenes of TV show Black & Bourgeois starring diva Silver Stone. What’s kept confidential is the nastiness off camera." --Library Journal
When your dreams come crashing down, what's next? In Essence® bestselling author Grace Octavia's moving new novel, one woman must begin again when betrayal shatters the life she knew. . .
a chic page-turner starring the 3Ts—Tamia, Troy, and Tasha—three New York City “It Girls” whose lives are about to be turned upside down…
"Everyone, including Evan, expected us to get married right after college. But I wasn't so certain."
A sparkling, sexy novel, His First Wife is all about facing what is real and getting it all on your own terms.
New York City “It Girl” Troy Smith thought she’d have her ring by spring. But there’s been a change in plans…

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