Website of Sheniqua Waters

Welcome to my website. Want to read books set in exotic locals? Want to read books that take you to a world all their own? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

At this site you will find information on books I have written, more about the issues that are important to me as well information on books I am currently working on. So, take a moment to browse around the site, pick a few books you like, buy a book then tell a friend! – Sheniqua Waters

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Back by Popular Demand

Due to popular demand: ‘Slave Girl by Sheniqua Waters’ has been reissued as a 2nd Edition and is now ‘Slave Girl in the Harem by Sheniqua Waters’.


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West’s Side Story

Marsha West

If you have dreamed of finding love the second time around then you will want to read books by Marsha West. Marsha is a friendly gifted author who writes romantic suspense. In her novels you will find heroes and heroines, struggling with life and loss, surprised to discover a second chance at love. Books by Marsha West will take you on a journey of discovery down strange and sometimes dangerous roads. When reading her books you will discover that when love is found the second time around it is worth any risks you have to take to protect it.

Marsha West is the author of recently pubished VERMONT ESCAPE. VERMONT ESCAPE is the story of Jill Barlow a woman who longing for peace after the murders of her husband and her father flees to the small town of Woodstock, Vermont. Believing she has damning evidence against them, the killers pursue her shattering her dreams of peace. Despite having lost so much already, with the lives of her family and friends at stake, will Jill be required to make more sacrifices, even the hope of a second chance at love?

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Walking to work, Jill decided if she were smart, she’d figure out how to bottle this glorious New England fall morning.

Sparkling, crisp, cold air.

Trees so brightly colored in red and gold and orange they almost hurt the eyes.

The quintessential fall smell of leaves burning.

She indulged in one long, last whiff before she unlocked Crystal Rainbows and pushed open the door.

No welcoming tinkle? Jill glanced up. No chimes. Something must’ve broken, and Sally or Mary Ann took it down to do repairs. She stuck her gloves in a pocket.

First on the list, turn up the heat and get the coffee on in that order. During the night, the temperature had dropped to almost freezing, and her black, wool coat, before long, wouldn’t be enough for the morning walk to the store. Setting her purse on a counter, she stepped into the back room, and then jerked to a stop. Her gaze flew around the office. File cabinet drawers stood open. Folders and papers were strewn across the floor.

Boxes of crystal dislodged.

Her heart rate kicked up. Breath froze in her throat. Get out, her thoughts screamed. Someone might still be here. She scrambled for her purse and dashed for the front door.

What should she do?

Call the police.

Of course. Her hands fumbled the phone from her purse. Come on. Come on. Fear fogged her brain and turned her fingers to mush. The cell hit the ground. She couldn’t function worth a damn. Breathing became almost impossible. She squatted down. Her spaghetti-noodle fingers scrabbled for the cell.

A hand grabbed it before she could…


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Look for the print version of VERMONT ESCAPE by Marsha West to be released in spring 2014.

Look for the e-release of TRUTH BE TOLD by Marsha West to be released in spring 2014.

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Jerrie’s World

Jerrie Alexander

A student of creative writing in her youth, Jerrie Alexander set aside her passion for writing when life presented her with a John Wayne like husband, and two wonderful children. A career in logistics offered her the opportunity to travel to many beautiful locations in America. But as she traveled, she could not forget the stories that were developing in her imagination. The characters in the stories hitched a ride with her, talked to her, and insisted she share their dark, provocative stories with others.

In her romantic suspense novels, not only does Jerrie revisit some of the beautiful locations she’s been to, she also crafts alpha males and forges bold women. Her characters weave their way through death and fear to emerge stronger because of, and on occasion in spite of, their love for each other. If they’re strong enough, they live happily ever after.

The author of THE GREEN-EYED DOLL, THE LAST EXECUTION, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, and HELL OR HIGH WATER, book 1 in the Lost and Found, Inc., Jerrie lives in Texas, loves sunshine, children’s laughter, sugar (human and granulated), and researching for her heroes and heroines.


Jerrie Alexander has written a new book called Cold Day In Hell. Cold Day In Hell is the turbo charged tale of how ex-Army Ranger Tyrell Castillo’s first mission for Lost and Found, Inc. goes awry when his contact is kidnapped, and he’s left scrambling for weapons and explosives. He’ll have to blow up a drug cartel’s compound, rescue the woman, and keep her safe while they cross the sweltering hot Colombian jungle.

Driven by the need for revenge, Ana Maria Vega Cisneros doesn’t want to be rescued. She wants revenge. She’ll risk her life to ensure the drug lord who killed her family suffers the same fate.

The cartel leaves a trail of blood on their hunt for Ty and Ana. When Ty receives the order to kill the drug lord with extreme prejudice, he and Ana will face the enemy head on. Can Ty protect the woman who’s hell bent on vengeance? The woman he’s grown to love?

Excerpt from Cold Day In Hell by Jerrie Alexander:

Ana Cisneros stood close to the window. Craning her neck to see outside, she was unaware he’d entered the room. With no time for introduction, he reached around and clamped his hand over her mouth.

As expected, he’d startled her. She fought, slinging her body back and forth like a wet dog. She kicked at him, so he whirled her around and jerked her body snug against his.

“Quit struggling. I’m here to help you,” he whispered, trying to sound reassuring. No doubt, with the flames outside casting an eerie glow, he looked like an alien. A man wearing night-vision goggles, geared up with a pistol on his hip and another in a holster strapped to his thigh, and a rifle over his shoulder would scare most anybody. Not to mention the machete sheathed on his back and the SOG knife in his hand. “Do you understand?”

He took the slight movement of her head as a yes and relaxed the pressure off her lips. His reward? She bit his finger and pummeled his ribs with her free fist.
What the hell? The lamb had attacked the lion. He reapplied the pressure while keeping one eye on the door.

“Stop that,” he commanded, impressed at her bravado.

Even through the lens on the night-vision goggles, he spotted a bruise on her cheek. Heat sizzled up his spine at the bastard who’d hit her.

He’d expected fear or panic to be oozing from her every pore, but didn’t sense either emotion from her. Waves of anger rolled off her.

“Do you understand?” he repeated. She nodded slightly, relaxed her tense muscles, and then tried to kick him in the nuts.

He didn’t have time to reason with her. And from what he’d seen so far, sweet-talking her was out. “I’m going to remove my hand. If you fight me, I’ll tie and gag you. Got it?”

This time he got a full nod. The expression behind her eyes made him doubt her honesty.

“I don’t have time to argue, so you’ll have to trust that I’m the contact you were supposed to meet in Bogota.” Cautiously, he lifted two fingers from her lips and waited to see if she complied.

“I know who you are,” she hissed. “And you’ve ruined everything.”

“Me? I think you’ve cornered the market on screw-ups.” He quickly assessed her condition. Other than the bruise, she appeared to be unharmed. Long dark hair fell around her shoulders. She wore jeans and a T-shirt. All she needed was shoes, preferably a good pair of boots.

Damn, she was a little thing. Beautiful, bruised, and pissed. Protecting her as they crossed the sweltering jungle wasn’t going to be easy. This woman was going to make the next few days a living hell.

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When Mom Makes You Cry

by Sheniqua Waters

Not too long ago, I was listening to a talk show on the radio and I heard a seventy-two year old man cry as he recounted the treatment he received from his mother when he was a young boy. He said his dad was in prison a lot and his mother took all of her frustration out on him by beating him…almost every day. He said what hurt him the most was the fact his mother never acknowledged her actions or apologized for her actions.

On the same radio show, another man described how years before he had been in a horrific car accident which left him paralyzed. He described in detail how his life changed suddenly and dramatically. He chronicled his many surgeries, the excruciating pain and the distress he felt at his loss of mobility. He conveyed the feelings he felt the moment he realized a lot of the dreams he had would never come true. The talk show host then asked the man how he dealt with his new reality. The man said he tried to stay positive. The talk show host then asked the man if going through the recovery process was the most painful time in his life. The man responded by saying no. According to him, losing his mobility and the surgeries were not the most painful time in his life. He said the most painful time in his life was when he was young and had to live with his mother.

The man’s answer astonished me. Was it really possible that being hurt by one’s mother could truly be more painful than being paralyzed? After hearing these men’s admission about their mothers, I began to listen to people as they spoke about their mothers. It seems to me almost everyone has been deeply wounded by their mother in some way.

Is this true of your experience with your mother? Has your mother deeply hurt you in some way? Does she know it? Does she care? If you have been hurt by your mother, is it because you wanted and expected her to be a loving caretaker who would always make you feel special? Did you expect her to always be fair, forgiving and supportive of you and your decisions? Was she? If you do not think your mother lived up to your expectations, could it be because too much was expected from the woman you call mother? Or is it that without an acknowledgment from your mother that she hurt you… without a request of forgiveness from your mother… it is just not possible to heal?


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Disclaimer: The words you just read were written for thought-provoking purposes only. Any resemblance to a mom you may know is purely coincidental.


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The Friend Fade

by Sheniqua Waters 

Take a minute to think about all of the people who you have called ‘friend’ over your lifetime. If you were to make a list of all of the people who you thought of as a friend, how many names would be on the list? As the years have gone by, has the number of people you call ‘friend’ shrunk or has it continued to grow? If you find you have a smaller number of people who you call ‘friend’, are you satisfied that you are getting what you want and need from your friendships or do you find your friends are letting you down?


A lady recently relayed a story to me. It was the story of how she met a person on her job who she connected with. According to her, she and another woman saw each other at work every day. They took lunch breaks together and discussed personal issues that were going on in each of their lives. According to the lady, she felt she was building a real friendship with her co-worker. After a few years, the day came when the lady left company. It did not take her long before she realized the co-worker who she considered a friend was not going to put forth an effort to maintain the friendship outside of work. Soon the two women no longer spoke to each other.


Another woman told of ‘friends’ she had at her church. She said she saw her ‘friends’ at church every Sunday for years. Due to a family crisis, she had to miss going to church for awhile. She was sad to find none of her ‘friends’ ever called to check on her. Then, there is the guy who told me of a person who he has known for over sixteen years. He considers the person to be a close friend, but every year his ‘friend’ disappoints him by forgetting his birthday.


I think about the historical romance novels I have written. All of the stories I have written seem to raise the issue of friendship. In one novel, Laila ends up in a harem and starts to become friends with another woman in the harem. The friendship comes to a quick end when both fall for the same man. In my newest novel, Seduced by the Pharaoh by Sheniqua Waters, Tariq and Jabari’s friendship is threatened by Tariq’s love for Latifa.


From listening to others and from my own experience, I think it is safe to say it takes effort to be a good friend and to maintain a lasting friendship. I also think it is safe to say everyone wants a friend who accepts them as they are and shows they care. People want a friend who will listen and who makes a point to find time for them in their lives.


As I look at my friend list, I ask myself if I am being a good friend to my friends. I wonder what those who have me on their friend list say about me. What about you? Are you being a good friend to your friends? What kind of friend do the people who have you on their friend list say you are? Do you think it is possible to have a friendship that lasts a lifetime or is it inevitable that all friendships fade with time?


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Who’s Your Daddy?

by Sheniqua Waters

I remember watching you when you were little and thinking how lucky I was to be your dad. That feeling has not changed. You have grown up to be a very special person. Though we may not see eye-to-eye on every issue, I want you to know how proud I am of you and that I respect the person you have become. I love you, Dad.

Have you ever received a letter from your father with similar words? If not, would you like to? It seems far too many people have never received enough kind words from their father. Take a moment to think about the feelings you have for the man who gave you life. Why do you feel the way you do?

I noticed in the novels I have written so far, I have a father figure in the every book. In one book, Laila, a girl who is sold into a harem, has an absent father who left his family to be with the woman he loved. In the book about Lily, a southern belle, there is a caring father who stays by the woman and child he loves despite overwhelming obstacles. In Seduced by the Pharaoh by Sheniqua Waters, the father is willing to fight to protect his family.

No matter what kind of father any of us have, I believe it is safe to say, we would like for him to be a loving protector and leader. It is said, the relationship we have with our father affects every relationship in our life – even how we view God.

So, now is the time to exam the relationship you have with the man who has affected your life. Maybe there is a small place in your heart that can find forgiveness for his shortcomings. Whether forgiveness is possible or not, try accepting the reality of the man who is your dad. After all, he is a man with hurts, a man with unrealized dreams. A man who is human… and not a fantasy man written in a book.


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A New Book Is Coming Soon

Coming Soon:

A new book by historical romance author Sheniqua Waters called Seduced by the Pharaoh has just been made available on Amazon thru Kindle.

Look for the print edition of Seduced by the Pharaoh by Sheniqua Waters to be available soon!

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