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A riveting tale of revenge, survival and redemption, wrapped around an unlikely love story and set against an urban backdrop corrupted by violence against women and racism.


Following a racially motivated rape by three Ku Klux Klansmen, 12-year-old Desiree Devine vows revenge. After eight years of training, now a strikingly beautiful assassin, she accomplishes her mission.


Her campaign continues with solitary walks through dark city streets, hoping to be assaulted by men with bad intentions. Those entrapped by her spider’s web pay dearly for their efforts.


Surrounded by three white men one night, she’s rescued by Tony Marino, an Italian-American passerby. A stormy up-and-down relationship ensues. Ultimately, as her rage matures into purposeful action, and as he begins to see the world through her eyes, they become a team.


Along the way, they encounter serial killers, wife-beaters, actual and would-be rapists, gangsters, crooked cops, a kidnapper and a pedophile priest, as well as numerous women in desperate need of their help. Beneath all the action, though, is the blossoming of a most unusual love story.

Samsara- The First Season

Samsara- The First Season

What if you could remember a past life? Or worse, what if you couldn’t?


Born in 1875 and raised in a Scottish orphanage, Abigail is about to turn fifteen — an age where she will be cast out of the only home she has ever known — no matter how horrid. The day before she is forced to leave behind the only life she has known to enter an uncertain future, a mysterious wooden box arrives requesting she travel to London to meet with a lawyer by the name of Henry Malcolm. Abigail is catapulted into a world she is fearful of — while events from the past of which she has no control or influence could change the course of her life in ways she never expected. A reluctant journey taking her across the ocean to Melbourne, Australia, sees friendships formed that will last a lifetime — but leaves Abigail even more confused by the auras she has seen since she could first remember. Surprised by the golden glow surrounding many of the new souls she meets along the way. She feels inexplicably drawn to them and a connection she cannot understand or explain — only to find the further she travels from home, the more common they become — leaving her determined to find out just what they mean no matter what the cost.


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