Black Women’s Health Blog Series

I am super excited to create a blog series about Black Women’s Health ranging from Breast Cancer, Fibroids, Anemia, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and so much more that affect Black Women. This series is very personal and dear to my heart because I am a recent Breast Cancer survivor, I battled with Fibroids, and I was anemic for years. I may not have PHD behind my name, but I had to learn to advocate for myself, educate myself, ask a LOT of questions, and get several 2nd and 3rd opinions from various medical experts.

I plan to share tips, holistic approaches, supplements I used that was referred to by medical professionals, advice on coping, and tricks that helped me survive and get to the status I am today as a survivor. I will be interviewing other women who will share their voice and experience with the hope of giving someone else courage to beat an illness, strength to survive treatment, and sisterly love to share the wealth of knowledge. Sharing with others is empowering and healing to the mind, body, and spirit.

My doctor at CTCA told me that I need to share “My Story” because it’s so unique. There is always someone else on the fence about not doing treatment or feeling alone. I want to share the things I did that got me through so many challenges faced as a Black Woman. We already feel like we don’t get the same care as our counterparts and I will talk about that too. Most importantly, I will share how to handle bias healthcare.

The purpose of this Black Women’s Health series is to help other women by sharing tips, advices, testimonial stories that will give hope, inspiration that you can beat the illness that is thrown before us. If you are a Black Woman who would like talk and share your journey, tips, advice, and testimony of triumph send me a message at ltcarter7@gmail.com for a Q&A interview.

The first blog in the series will post on June 7, 2021 about holistic approach for chemotherapy. I have so much to share about my experience with this particular topic and what I learn that will help Black women who do chemotherapy.

Are you ready for the Black Women Health Blog Series?

About the Author:

Letrise Carter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Financials Management & Accounting.  Letrise works in Corporate America by day as a Fund Manager while building her small business as CEO of Sistah’s Place & Sistah’s Creative Media.  Letrise is a writer, podcaster, and magazine editor, and media manager. She published her first novella in 2017 titled Deceitful Secrets. After a 2-year break to focus on her health, Letrise published her first short story series Lucy Mason series with the first release Lucy’s Worth.  Letrise resides in the suburbs outside of Chicago with her daughter.

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Lucy’s Worth Chapter 1 Excerpt

Read the first chapter of Lucy’s Worth and then you have three options for purchase.

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Meet The Masons

My name is Lucy Mason, and I’m twenty-two years old. I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my parents, Darlene and James Mason. I’m the youngest of three children, living on the north side of town. My two sisters, Carol and Mary Lou, are the prizes of the neighborhood and high school. My sisters are a year apart, with Carol being the oldest. My family is what you might call blue-collar workers, and they do okay to sustain a roof over our heads and put food on the table.  Daddy works the assembly line at Brooks & Thomas while Momma works in housekeeping at Houston Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

I’ve never looked at myself as pretty, beautiful, or special because my sisters were the ones getting the attention of all the boys in the neighborhood and high school. I was never book smart and could care less about grades. Carol and Mary Lou loved going to school and they were book smart. They both tutored many of the basketball and football players. If you ask me, I think they did a little bit more than tutor the star players on the teams. But they were known in school to be the girls who fit in with the “in crowd”. I often called them the “Mean Girls” of North Division High School because no one thought to mess with them or prank them. All the kids knew I was their little sister, so no one really bothered me unless they wanted to feel the wrath of my two big sisters. It was pretty cool at times because it felt like I had two big brothers instead of two sisters.

I never had a real boyfriend because I always felt like I was the ugly duckling in the family. I feel as if God played a nasty joke on me when it came to good looks. Here I am—short, dark brown, with oval-shape brown eyes and short black hair. My teeth are not straight, and I have acne for days. Whereas my sisters have all the right curves, shape, straight teeth, shoulder-length hair, and are a shade lighter than me. They look more like our mom, and I favor my father.

The boys in school never gave me any attention, unless they wanted me to pass a message to one of my sisters or one of them had to talk to me as a condition for my sister to go on a date with their best friend. It was the same way in the neighborhood; the boys only talked with me to get close to Carol or Mary Lou. My parents would make them take me along just so I could get out of the house. I hated being the third wheel. They always had a date to homecoming, prom, football games, and basketball games.  I never understood why boys never saw me as cute or even attractive.

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Autographed Copy: Lucy’s Worth

Lucy Mason: Lucy’s Worth, Part 1 Lucy’s Worth is part one of a young woman’s desperate journey to find herself while trying to make it on her own. Faced with her first true relationship, Lucy’s long battle with low self-esteem will cause her to fall down a path with a dangerous man. Will Lucy be able to escape the trap that’s been set for her? She’s going to have to make the most important decision of her life — because her life depends on it!


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Lucy’s Worth (Lucy Mason Book 1) – Kindle edition by Carter, Letrise, Moody, Tyora. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.


My interview on Sapphire JBlue

Did you miss my interview yesterday on Sapphire JBlue podcast show on Blog Talk Radio? Well, don’t fret because I am including the link to the interview right here for your listening ears.

I had a lot of fun talking about the characters from my latest short story series Lucy’s Worth in the Lucy Mason Series. We talk about Lucy’s mom, father, and Roger in this storyline. I share why I wrote this short story series and what is to come in June with book 2- Lucy’s Faith, and then Lucy’s Heart in July 2021.

We then dive into my first novella series for the second half of the show to talk about the characters there Devin, Kelly, and Taylor. The lovely trio will be back in September in the much anticipated sequel Deceitful Secrets 2: Truth and Lies. I will be introducing a new character name Charlie and big secrets is exposed in this issue from book 1. You can read the first two chapters in the blog for the first book click this link.


My Black Girl Passion Experience

My Black Girl Passion experience on November 11, 2017 was just amazing.  I know most folks would have posted a blog within one day or so.  However, I need to just take a moment to reflect and celebrate my first book expo.  Black Girl Passion event gave me the opportunity to meet other authors and small business owners.  I am so proud of myself as I went around and introduced myself to every vendor and author at the event.

Black Girl Passion to me means sisterhood, inspiration, empower, and motivation for beautiful black women that look like me following their passion and dreams.  We are a unique women who hold treasures and gifts.  I loved seeing these sisters driven by their gifts and passions.

I must admit I was nervous but I got comfortable as I watched my fellow sisters introduce themselves to guests and new readers.  I learned some pitch skills from my fellow sisters as guests stopped by to inquire about my novella.  It was a great experience as the seasoned authors offered me tips about pitching my book to guests.

I am a new author and this is my first event that I attended since the release of my novel Deceitful Secrets on October 23, 2017.  My daughter set up my table uniquely to showcase my novel to attract new readers.

The set up of the event and the entertainment was beautiful.  I loved KLove The Poet, this sister was dope and deep.  The dance performance was authentic expression of a movement.  The hostesses were phenomenal as they greeted and supported the vendors.

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I am feeling blessed and thankful for the experience because it was inspiring, empowering, and confirmation for me to keeping soaring high with my dreams and goals as a beautiful black woman. Thank you to the ladies of Book Euphoria for putting together a beautiful event.



Feeling of Joy as Published Author

It’s been a long journey to getting my first of many novellas published.  On Monday morning, I was checking my email only to discover that my novella Deceitful Secrets is live on Amazon.  When I tell you the excitement, the joy, the love, and praises that I screamed.  You would have thought something was wrong.  I am extremely happy about this accomplishment.

My novella Deceitful Secrets is available on Amazon in paper back and kindle ebook.  Get your copy today and to say thank you.  I am doing a special gift giveaway from October 31st, November 23rd, and December 23rd which represent the release celebration anniversary.

Get your copy of my new novella at https://www.amazon.com/Deceitful-Secrets-1-Letrise-Carter/dp/1540650820/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1508807609&sr=8-2&keywords=deceitful+secrets



New novel Snippet- Deceitful Secrets Chapter 1-Revised

Read Deceitful Secrets first chapter of my novel now available on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and autographed copies directly from author link is below.

Deceitful Secrets

Chapter 1

The alarm goes off at 6 a.m. I hit snooze for ten more minutes. I see my husband Devin does not move. I know he heard that alarm clock going off because he just rolls over and pulls the comforter over his head. I lie here, thinking of messing with him, but change my mind. We had a gorgeous night last night of passionate lovemaking.

Besides, I can’t be late for work this morning. I have way too much to do at the office. I roll over and look at the clock; it seems like time is just standing still, for its only 6:05 a.m. So, I guess I will just get up. I reach over to turn the snooze off and get out of bed. I could leave it on. Maybe then Devin will be forced to get his tail out of bed.

I walk into our huge master bathroom, which any woman could live in for days, with a separate Jacuzzi tub equipped with the best vibrating, relaxing, high power turbo jets one could dream of. Let’s not forget the shower with not one but two shower heads facing opposite walls. You can just stand there and let the hot water hit your body in all the right spots. I look back towards the bed; no movement from my husband. I gave it to him so good last night that I knocked him right out. I pat myself on the back with big smile for a job well done. I am going to have to tell him about this powerful knock-out sex when he wakes up. I wash my hands before I get into my morning routine of brushing my teeth and washing my caramel face.

Afterwards, I reach over to turn the shower on; still no Devin. He doesn’t even moan with the shower going. Usually when I turn the water on, he comes right in to join me in the shower. This man cannot still be that sound asleep. So I shower and take my time, hoping that Devin will wake up to the running water and join me. Hell, I’ve been in here for fifteen minutes and my husband does not make his way out of that bed. I reach over to turn the shower off and wrap myself in towel. I walk out of the master bathroom only to see Devin still asleep.

This man is so sexy while he sleeps that it makes you want to run over and mount him like the sexy stallion he is. I mean, he is light-skinned, with a goatee and six-pack abs, standing 6’4 with that fine baby hair every woman desires. He is built right in all the right places. I think to myself, Damn, I did good. But I got to stop before I make myself late and him too. Lord have mercy on my mind this morning, but thank you for my husband. I do feel blessed to have him and will do everything to keep him.

I call out his name and he just moans something I cannot make out; it sounds foreign to me. Devin rolls over to face me with that I don’t want to get out of bed look.

I say, “Get up, you will be late again.”

“I feel like playing hooky this morning, Taylor, and you should join me. You look sexy as hell in that towel, standing there dripping wet.” Devin smiles and blinks his eyes to focus more on my naked body.

So, I do what most women would in this situation so early in the morning: I drop my towel and smile at him so he can get out of the bed.

Devin raises up then pulls the comforter back for me to join him.

I shake my head, saying no. “I need you to get out of bed to get ready for work. You will make us both late and I got way too much to do.”

Devin, being his sexy self, motions me to look at his completely naked body as he removes the sheets and lets me know his entire body is fully awake now.

Then he gives me that look, that he not taking no for an answer look and removes the comforter from the bed. The man stands up, completely naked, as his tool of reasoning. How can I resist this man’s body and all its glory this early in the morning? Lord help me and give me strength for what is about to come to the surface.  His caramel body has a sexy glow, along with his cut-up six pack, gun-packing arms, and legs that define him like a God. Lord help me, this man is going to make me late for work again.

I smile at him, knowing what is about to go down at 6:30 a.m. on a Monday morning. I shake my head no while giggling like a school girl. I am always memorized by my husband’s gorgeous physique. Oh, let’s not forget his picture-perfect smile that hypnotizes you for days.  I start backing up to the bathroom, slowly waving my hands at Devin to stop him from coming towards me. He just laughs at my commands as he continues walking towards me, standing at a heavenly 6’4 and 220 pounds of pure ecstasy.

Devin knows his bedroom eyes and smile gets me into trouble every time. I made the mistake of locking eyes and now I find myself on the wall of our eloquent shower. Devin aligns his body with mine, allowing me to feel the hardness of his manhood. He whispers in my ear, “I just need a sweet treat this morning…You, baby…Let me taste you.”

“You are so greedy, Devin Jackson, but I do love you. You better not make me late for work this morning.”

“I can have you when I want to, you are my wife. Now be quiet and let me give you what your body is calling for me to do.”  I tilt my head back, as Devin has me positioned in a unique stance that has my entire body moaning. His manhood has entered me and I can feel each stroke as he lifts me up in the perfect angle for the morning ride of a lifetime. He moves closer to the shower head and turns it on to allow the hot water to hit our bodies as he lifts and strokes me in a hypnotic rotation that makes me moan and scream. He knows when I am about to reach my peak, so his strokes become faster and harder.

The best morning treat a man could get from his wife. He smiles as we both reach our ultimate climax. He reaches for the bathe sponge to wash my back and body while I allow the hot water to fall upon us. Afterwards, Devin watches all 5’3 of my wet body walk out of the shower into the bedroom while he finishes taking his shower. I look over at the clock and it’s 7 a.m. I say to myself, Good I don’t have to rush. For the first time, we only did it for twenty minutes.

Usually it’s a good forty-five minutes to an hour of hot sex that makes you fall asleep. You know, that good sex that knocks you out. I turn around to see Devin showering away and I just smile at him. “Now I can get dressed for work and make us some breakfast so we both can be on time for work today,” I say.

He can be loud at times, forgetting we do have neighbors. He yells from the shower, “You’re a boss, so why do you worry about stuff like that, baby?”

“You know I don’t like being late, Devin. I must set an example for my staff. I can’t keep preaching to them about being on time if I am always late.”

“Woman, are you complaining that you got some loving this morning?”

“No, I am not complaining at all. Our sex life is amazing and I love you to pieces for it.”

Devin pokes his head out the shower only to tell me that he loves me right back. He is too cute at times. It’s funny how different he and his brother Kelly are. I don’t know why Kelly just popped into my head. Who knows, he must be talking about me. At least, that’s what my grandma used to say when you thought of someone out of the blue.

I walk into our master closet to get dressed while Devin finally steps out of the shower. I bet he ran through all the hot water. He always does; that’s why I never get in the shower after him. My shower would be cold.

Devin wraps a white towel around his waist and tiptoes into the closet behind me, only to startle me. Sometimes, I think I married a big kid instead of a grown man. Devin laughs at me then spanks me on the butt. Walking over to his side of the closet, I can feel him looking back at me, so I just smile. He looks at me with that smile only to say, “You up for round 3?”

“Rain check, baby, we will get it in tonight,” I say as I snap on a black bra that matches my lace silk panties.

“Ok, you know, we should play hooky today and both be home sick. Stay home, have lots of sex, eat, snack, sex, sleep, and eat again. You know I love waking you up out your sleep.”

“Devin Jackson, we are not skipping work today.”

We did that our first two years of marriage and I think my boss caught on to my sick days in the middle of the week.

“Hell, woman, we been married for three years. You act like we your parents. We are not like your parents, only having sexual relations on special occasions. Your mama is wrong for that.”

“Devin, stop that foolish nonsense coming out your mouth. You don’t know how many times my parents had sex.”

“Stop that, it’s disgusting…”

“You’re talking about my parent’s sex life!”

“Taylor Louise Jackson, that is how you got here. Hell, that’s how we both got here… it was not a wish and that little lie about a bird some parents told their kids was more than a white lie… Hell, that was just a cruel ass lie to tell your kids.”

“What the hell does that have to do with my mom and dad?”

“My bad, but your pops had sex for sure with your mom at least three times.”

“What, Devin? Shut up!”

“I know this for a fact.”

“No, you don’t.”

“Yes, I do too… They got three kids, right?” I roll my eyes at Devin and he laughs, then we both find ourselves laughing at his crazy sense of humor.


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