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A new study reveals that SMOKING is good for you! Read on.


Sixteen years after the fact, Alec Avery gets an unwelcome blast from his drug-dealing, street-running past that turns his life upside down. Back in the day, he was known as ďSmokeĒ and Anne Phillips was one of his customers. So how did they end up with a teenage son together? You do the math. Dollars make sense, but Anne didnít always have the money to pay for what she wanted. Now Alec is paying the price.

These days heís a military vet and a well-respected high school teacher. Just about the last thing he expects to encounter is a son he never knew he had and a bunch of foolishness that he thought he was done with. The boy - Isaiah - is out of control, experimenting with drugs and running with a rough crowd, and the last thing he expects to encounter is a long-lost father who is hell-bent on making his presence felt in a very meaningful way.

Before long, Smoke has no choice but to come out of hibernation to right some wrongs, starting with the thugs who donít want to turn his son loose. They didnít count on old school meeting new school, which is their first mistake. And Alec didnít count on drooling over the woman his sonís mother has become, but whether or not heís making a mistake remains to be seen.

Contemporary fiction and just a hint of urbane drama bump heads as two people are forced to step outside their comfort zones and acknowledge the dark past they share, so they can snatch a clueless teenager back from the point of no return. But while one long-overdue relationship is taking shape and gaining substance, another long-forgotten one is gathering steam and sparking flames. Two was always company, now is three a crowd?


"So if you are one of the many people who was extremely disappointed with Sister Souljah's new book please do yourself a favor and get this one. Smoke is the character that many of us dreamed Midnight would be like. Terra Little takes the time to pull you all they way into their story. I literally read this book in less than 24 hours and I really hope she writes another book soon because it was a great story!"

"Author Terra Little's Where There's Smoke has an excellent story line that's fast paced and driven by her witty wordplay. The story is told in the voice of each character adding depth and excellent character development. Each character is believable and readers will not only relate to each character but root for them as they attempt to overcome their pasts and prevent their son from making the same mistakes."

"The best ever for Sister 2 Sister book club. This book started off with a bang and keeps you going, we didn't want to put it down till we got to the last page. Terra Little kept Sister 2 Sister book club on the edge of our seats wanting more...makes you need to come back for more."

"WHERE THERE'S SMOKE is a solid read carried by good writing. You root for the characters as Little has made their emotions and struggles tangible...Little makes the reading enjoyable."

"This book was really good,I didn't think I was gonna like it.But I LOVED it.This book was "SMOKIN"!!!!It's a MUST READ!"

There's more where that came from. Read more reviews on and visit me online at to see what readers are saying about "Where There's Smoke" in my guestbook!

Meet Alec a.k.a "Smoke", Anne, and Isaiah TODAY! Better bring a fire extinguisher with you...

Thanks for letting me share. - Terra

Where There's Smoke by Terra Little (JAN 2009)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 01:26 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Prefer hardcover?

"Where There's Smoke" is also available in hardcover through - where it is currently #4 on the BlackExpressions Bestseller List.

If/when you decide to start SMOKING, I look forward to your feedback...


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