Book excerpt for YA inspirational series Love, God & Tattoos by Aleshia Robinson

Today features a virtual book blurb blitz tour stop for the series of books in Love, God & Tattoos Bundle. Aleshia Robinson is the YA inspirational series author touring with Goddess Fish Promotions.
Aleshia will be
awarding a print copy of the Love, God & Tattoos bundle (US and Canada
only) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit other tour stops and leave comments there, too.
Blurbs:
Love, God & Tattoos is a series of young adult novels written
by American author Aleshia Robinson. The story chronicles the spiritual journey
of 21 year old Alcatraz, a troubled tattoo artist, and her struggle to have a
positive relationship with God and herself.
Alcatraz
the Lost Pearl
Fifteen year old Alcatraz is being chased. Born and raised in a
loving family, she suddenly finds herself fending for her life on the streets
of Los Angeles. Consumed with anger, hurt and confusion, Alcatraz turns to the
spiritual realm to find life’s answers. While experimenting with pagan spells,
Buddhist chants, and yoga sutras, she continually encounters a spirit who
claims He is God. The Truth she learns from this spiritual quest introduces her
to the unexpected world of divine healing, acceptance and unconditional love.
Alcatraz
the Righteous Pearl
After two years of spiritual searching, Alcatraz has finally
decided who the One true God is for her life. But trouble soon follows. Being
rejected by her new found religious organization because of her appearance and
discharged from the tattoo shop for her beliefs, Alcatraz is forced to enter
the Hollywood adult entertainment life with her best friend Kuriko. The
nightmares she experiences living on the dubious streets of Los Angeles causes
her to struggle to keep her faith.
Kuriko the
Damaged Pearl
Alcatraz has desperately wanted to learn more about the mysterious
past of her street-smart Japanese best friend, Kuriko. Now her wish has come
true, but not in the way she expected. Kuriko handed Alcatraz a black bamboo
box before the tragic accident. Inside, Alcatraz finds the diary of a
nineteen-year-old girl’s struggle with sex trafficking, powerful men, abuse,
betrayal, and surprisingly, a burning desire to know God. After two years of
living with the secretive, over-protective high-dollar prostitute, Alcatraz
learns the dark truth of Kuriko’s inhumane journey. Now she wishes the past
could have been buried with her best friend.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Excerpt from Alcatraz the
Righteous Pearl
– Book 2 in Love, God & Tattoos Series
“What!” I shouted. I couldn’t
believe it.
“I’m sorry, kid, I have to let you
go,” Moon said.
“What do you mean, let me go? I have
appointments booked for the next two weeks.”
Blue Moon stood guard at the
reception desk. He wouldn’t let me go to my booth.
“Alcatraz, I believe you are a very
talented and promising tattoo artist who will no doubt go far in the field, but
I can’t have outbursts like I had yesterday in this shop, kid. Highly
unprofessional. That makes people here extremely uncomfortable, and I’’m one of
them. So I went ahead and packed up your station for you. All your supplies are
here. I even threw in some extra materials so you can freelance. Sorry it had
to end this way, kid, but I’m in a tough spot here.”
“Moon, come on, surely we can work
this out. I experienced a supernatural love yesterday. I didn’t know that was
gonna happen to me or else I would have waited until I got home. Come on,
man.”” I threw up my hands. “You can’t fire me because of that. I work too hard
here and I know you see that. I’ll keep it under control from now on. I
promise.”
Moon hesitated for a moment. “Here.”
He slowly reached behind the desk and handed me my stuff. I could tell he
didn’t want to do this. He must have felt strapped because Josh was a cash cow.
Moon looked back towards the other tattoo artists then turned to me. “If you
need a recommendation just have ’em call me. I’ll refer you to any shop in
town. You won’t have a problem getting another gig. I’m sure of it.” He turned
around and walked towards his office in the back.
I walked slowly back to my condo
with several thoughts running through my mind: What am I supposed to do for
work? How am I gonna pay rent? Where am I gonna get a job at fifteen years old?
Moon did Kuriko a favor by offering me an apprenticeship but there’s no
guarantee another shop owner will extend the same favor. I wouldn’t even turn
sixteen for another three and a half months! I didn’t have any legal
identification, social security card or birth certificate to even apply for a
real job. I didn’t even know what state to begin digging for those documents.
California, where I was allegedly born? Illinois, where I was state property or
Utah where the Robinsons adopted me last July?
Losing my job at the tattoo parlor
turned my world completely upside down. Other fifteen year old girls loitered
around in the tenth grade in their cute plaid skirts, studied for SATs,
borrowed their daddy’s car for driver’s ed and worked at Forever 21. I was an
eighth grade dropout, runaway, semi-tattoo artist rooming with a battered
Japanese stripper. I didn’t have a mommy or daddy to get me out of difficult
situations in life. The only person I had was three years, three months and
twelve days older than me, and I decided to wake up.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Author Bio
and Links:
Aleshia Robinson was born in Chicago,
Illinois and enjoys writing edgy inspirational fiction, traveling, decoupaging,
empowering women in the sex trade and providing clean water for mankind.

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