All I do is listen to the characters in my head and write what they tell me. There are many who have stories to share!
Palessa started reading her first romance novel, at the age of 11. Then she got introduced to V.C. Andrews, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Anne Rice and many more notable contemporary authors as well as some of the classics, A Tale of Two Cities, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Great Gatsby and others. It was during her teenage years that she dabbled in writing. First, it was in her diaries, then she started creating characters, stories about romance, the supernatural and much more. It would take almost 20 years, a radical move from the city she grew up in, Miami, FL back to her Caribbean birthplace, and a chance Facebook meeting with Sable Hunter to start the juices flowing again.
After some fits and starts, the Baxter Family Saga was born. Unchained Hearts is Palessa's first published fiction book with Beau Coup Publishing. She considers herself just a storyteller that sees no reason to shy away from the juicier romantic elements. She currently lives in the mountains of Jamaica with her crazy, cracker-munching-mutt Ivy and a farm, primarily managed by agribusiness partner, also known as Dad.
Books by Palessa
Tobey Fine is the 'Blasian Sensation,' face of the Miami Medusas, a semi-pro football franchise under the Steinger Football League. He's at the top of his game on and off the field. Niveah Wallace is head of Carmicon Technologies working on a project for the SFL that will put CarmTech on the map. He may not remember her but she's got his number especially after what happened the night he was her prize. Let the games begin
She married a man she barely knew, moved to a place she'd never heard of, and learned that in the wilds of Africa, the truth won't hide. Eyubea Girls is the story of a young woman's journey to living life on her own terms in a land that would become her true home
When Cass Baxter and his brother Grayson probe into their family's past, they had no idea just how close the family came to losing it all back in the late 1940's or the real story behind the "deal" their late father, Julian, had to strike to keep their legacy alive. By finding the answer to those questions, Cass & Grayson come face-to-face with their own secrets,including what really happened to Cass' longtime love, Virgilia
Grayson Baxter, the prodigal son of the Baxter clan, is in trouble. Descending deeper into drugs, it would take a tragedy and a real second chance to help him learn how to live. Through love, loss, and family secrets, Grayson learns how to make a name for himself and how to shoulder the responsibility of being a Baxter.
Two love stories, one sad family legacy, from the beginning... The love of Cass and Lila is the best love story hardly anyone knows about. For over three decades they loved and were forced to live in secret to protect the one person they both loved, their daughter, Kyle. But when Kyle learns about their love, she's forced to confront her own and the secrets that drove them apart.