Welcome Shaunn Aryande as she debuts her first novel, Cali Dreamin’: A West Coast Love Story
We at Cole Hart Signature would like to formally introduce you to our new author, Shaunn Aryande. She is no stranger to writing, but has decided to partner with Cole Hart Signature to release her first novel, Cali Dreamin’: A West Coast Love Story.
Shaunn King was born in Gretna, LA; however, she spent her childhood in Harvey — a city on the Westbank of New Orleans. Shaunn was considered an early reader, learning to read before the age of four, and has been an avid reader ever since. A pivotal point in the early stages of her writing journey was when she read Gone With The Wind at ten years old.
From there she discovered different writing styles and decided to explore her own style of writing, experimenting with poetry and short stories. After she won a poetry contest in junior high, a national poetry book published it. This achievement gave her the confidence to pursue a career as an author.
As she excelled in her writing, Shaunn, was one of many affected by Hurricane Katrina. This prompted her to move with her family to Birmingham, AL. While there, she still worked on her writing skills, but ultimately decided joined the Drama Club at Homewood High School.
At the age of 29, Shaunn decided to turn her dream of becoming a published author into a reality. In July 2020, she signed with Cole Hart Signature Novels under the pen name Shaunn Aryande. Cali Dreamin’: A West Coast Love Story is Shaunn’s first novel, she guarantees that this is only the beginning.
From Cole Hart Signature’s new author, Shaunn Aryande, comes a stirring and intimate urban novel involving love, deception, betrayal.
Cali Brookes is nothing shy of beautiful. She is independent and determined to be successful. When she decides to get out of the South and expand her horizons, she chooses Los Angeles; however, she gets more than she bargained for. Her intentions were to move to LA, finish grad school, and work for the top marketing firm in the country… not to fall in love with the most notorious drug dealer on the entire west coast.
Kross belongs to the notorious Roman family. He is the son of no other than the infamous drug lord, Urban, who’s like no other. Kross is in grad school at USC, working on his MBA. He has dreams of owning lucrative, legit businesses to break away from the stigma his family has cast on him. Kross is torn between following in his dad’s footsteps and becoming a man that earns a lot of legal money. When he meets Cali, he now knows more than ever that he wants to be legit. However, when certain family members are forced out of the family business for legal matters, Kross has no choice but lend his father a hand.
When Kross meets Cali for the first time, her beauty mesmerizes him—inside and out. He makes a vow that he’ll never be a one-woman man, but Cali Brookes has him contradicting himself. The couple hits it off, but can they stay together once the secret that brings them together threatens to tear them apart?
Kross and Cali discover that they are not who the other thought. When it’s all said and done, family secrets from the past will resurface. Will their love be able to survive? Or will the skeletons in the past tear them apart?
Find out in author Shaunn Aryande’s African American Urban Romance, Cali Dreamin’: A West Coast Love Story.