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Nathaniel Portis

Nathaniel Portis ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
With a natural gift for written expression it wasn't hard for Nathanial Portis to find his talent early in life. After being introduced to short story writing by his honors English teacher in high school, Nathanial Portis began a passion that he has been entertaining ever since. In addition to his passion for writing Nathanial Portis also has an intellect for technology and works as a systems engineer. When not writing novels or software code, Nathanial Portis spends his time mentoring and volunteering with various mentoring programs and also sits on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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"Mr. Portis has definitely found the secret to keeping the reader captivated and wanting more throughout the entire novel."Marcus O - Amazon.com book reviewer "I enjoyed the book from beginning to end. I emotionally connected to quite a few of the characters in the story. I can not wait for Mr. Portis' next book this fall' MrOkeowo "MrOkeowo"

''The author accurately paints the financial dilemma many college students endure--the challenge of maintaining passing grades while holding down a part-time job. Portis also weaves in an element of suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat. He's definitely an author to watch and I look forward to reading his future works. Reviewed by Joan Burke Stanford for Loose Leaves Book Review Loose Leaves Book Review

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Married to a Married Man

Married to a Married Man
Author-Nathaniel Portis
Retail Price:$16.95
C&B Price:$16.00
ISBN-10: 097603722X
Paperback: 344 pgs.
Publisher: Quick Press
(1st edition March 10, 2007)



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Upon completing graduate school at Harvard University, Kayla Brown relocates with her son to Houston Texas and settles into a new career. After failing the dating scene she gives up on romance and opts to focus on her career and raising her son, until the day that she collapses at the gym and is carried off her feet by a handsome mystery man. When she later finds out that the mystery man is one of the most powerful executives at the corporation that she consults for, she embarks on a mission using her beauty, and their mutual attraction as a step-ladder for her climb-up the corporate ladder. However, falling in love with the married executive was never part of her plan, and months turn into years of being his mistress and leads to an emotional rollercoaster ride of up's and down's that she had never expected.




Things In Between

Things In Between
Author-Nathaniel Portis
Retail Price:$15.75
C&B Price:$15.00
ISBN-10: 0976037203
Paperback: 300 pgs.
Publisher: Quick Press
(1st edition Feb, 2005)



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Born premature to a former prostitute and a pimp; Cameron's life history has been one of many supportive relatives or positive influence. With a mother addicted to drugs, and a father who never supported him or his older brothers in anyway and placed in and out of children h omeson some of the harshest streets of Detroit Michigan, Cameron was forced to gain his independence at an early age and has been maintaining it ever since.

Cameron's two older brothers, both convicted felons, have already added truth to the theory that most inner city males never see the success of the American Dream. When the only positive influence in Cameron's life encourages him to go to college then suddenly dies during his freshman year of college, he is left hundreds of miles from home in a world that he's not custom to with only himself to depend on.

While working his way through college and living off weekly pay check advancements, Cameron experiences financial and emotional hardships that the average college student would never imagine. Barely living above poverty and in the worst projects in the city Cameron witnesses murder and drug activity but the worse blow comes from his own drug strung mother which will change his life forever. Will Cameron allow the Things In Between to alter his future dreams of becoming a successful chemist?

Filled with twists, turns, and shocking revelations all followed by a surprising ending. Things In Between will certainly be one that will make you call up your book club friends to chat about. Nathanial Portis holds no punches in his published Novel.




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