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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, blending genres of women’s crime and urban romance, Blaque Pearle by Tarris Marie explores what happens when we go dark.
Following a battle with a rare, progressive eye disorder called Stargardt disease, Tarris Marie experienced what she calls her “season of loss” — a time when she felt she’d lost everything, including her purpose in life.
During that time when I lost my central vision, I lost my job — I had a season of loss. I hit a low point in my life, and God told me to get up and write a book.
Tarris started writing her riveting debut, Blaque Pearle, on Juneteenth 2020, which blends the genres of women’s crime and urban romance in a sophisticated, action-packed story featuring a deeply flawed but relatable protagonist who Tarris describes as a representation of sometimes what happens when we go dark.
A tenacious aspiring actress from Compton’s unforgiving, scarred streets, Pearle Monalise Brown has her Hollywood dreams shattered, and switches gears to a fallback plan; using her beauty and acting skills to swindle money and expensive jewels.
When she’s hired by the Colombian cartel to steal a priceless Basquiat from a debonair kingpin and art collector named Blaque, her talents might not be enough to keep her from falling into a trap she never saw coming.
The sagacious and handsome Blaque has the legacy of two powerful organized crime families: the Laurents, known dons hailing from Kingston, Jamaica; and the Savages, a sophisticated syndicate with criminal enterprises across the U.S. As Blaque and Pearle become passionately entangled, Pearle falls prey to a darker underworld.
Time is ticking. Lives are at stake. Will these love outlaws be able to outsmart their enemies, or will they wage an all-out war, leaving the bodies to fall wherever they may?
A Midwestern girl of the ’90s, born and raised in Gary, Indiana, Tarris Marie spent years in corporate America, before losing her central vision, and her six-figure career, in a battle with Stargardt disease, a genetic condition that caused her legal blindness.
In addition to being a novelist, Tarris is a screenwriter and actress who uses slivers of her life-experienced pie to create vivid characters and roller coaster journeys to inspire and entertain others. Tarris received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and business administration from Indiana University, where she also became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
She currently lives with her two children and husband in the great city of spaceships (Houston, TX).
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