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A Piece of Me
     

A Piece of Me

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by Jermaine Smith
 

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A Piece of Me is a novel that revolves around the life of Bryce King and the King Family. Bryce is the oldest of four siblings who all share different relationships with their parents. Bryce's unwillingness to forgive his father for the years of verbal and physical abuse that was inflicted to his mother and his siblings now have the family facing a life changing

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A Piece of Me is a novel that revolves around the life of Bryce King and the King Family. Bryce is the oldest of four siblings who all share different relationships with their parents. Bryce's unwillingness to forgive his father for the years of verbal and physical abuse that was inflicted to his mother and his siblings now have the family facing a life changing decision.

Editorial Reviews

barnesandnoble.com - Jessica Taylor
Where was this book five years ago? This book is written from the first, second and third person's point of view - not an easy task, but done with finesse and ease. It tells the story of many people's lives... they are sure to wonder if the author is looking inside of their family closet. I love the lessons that's learned and how no matter how messed up life can be, family is always there to hold you up on one hand, tear you down the next, but love you to the very end.
barnesandnoble.com - Kelly Grover
Amazing read!! I love love love "A Piece of Me" and Jermaine Smith brings it with his "hits home" writing!! Everybody and anybody can relate to this book in one form or another. A book of lessons with great detail that is definitely a keeper to read over and over again.
barnesandnoble.com - LaToya Diaz
Great Book !!! While reading this book I was captivated & experienced a sea of emotions due to the familiarness of the characters. The author used a fusion of comedy & spirituality as he tastefully unravelled the scandals, mistakes, & lessons that needed to be learned in order for the main character Bryce King to be closer to God & forgiveness. I highly recommend this book !!!
amazon.com - Robin Haynes
This book is gripping and compelling. Love how Mr. Smith makes the characters come to life. You have left us wanting more.. Great job.
Good Ink Magazine - China Dodley
Finished reading a "A Piece of Me" and I really enjoyed the book. Jermaine's care in the detail of the each characters personality was appreciated. I was able to place a face on each one. His use of humor to lessen the blow of each serious topic that arose in the family was clever. The King family was truly a depiction of many families in our communities that we can relate to on some level or another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780578121925
Publisher:
Spittin' Image (5.14.97) Ent. Inc
Publication date:
04/23/2013
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Behind every face associated with a name is a story. For some their story proves that being triumphant is still possible even in the midst of challenges, hardships and the toughest adversities. Born in Queens, NY, but raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn, was a boy who was oblivious to the circumstances in which he was about to endure.
He once said, "We live our life forward but to understand it you have to look at it backwards."
Jermaine "Jay Everyday" Smith lost his father to Cancer at the tender age of four, leaving his mother to become a single parent to him and his sister. Yet, even more troubling was the fact that she was battling a drug addiction which spanned over the course of twenty plus years.

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A Piece of Me 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great book. Im a reader and I haven't read anything this good in a long time. Five stars for Mr. Jermaine Smith! Keep up the good work ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Piece of Me by Jermaine Smith grabs the reader from the first page and keeps your attention even after you've finished the last page. I'm embarrassed to say that I actually missed my train stop because I was so engrossed in the book. Bryce and his situations will leave you stunned, teach you about forgiveness, and make you realize how important family is. Please write a sequel or make this into a movie. Jermaine, your fans want more!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome to read from beginning to end! You can relate to the characters cause when you find yourself reading it, you see your family members and/or a situation that has you on edge to know what the outcome is going to be! Great beginning awesome ending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book and I will say that Aunt Vye is my FAVORITE character! Everyone has an Aunt Vye! Bless her heart! She reminds me of my mom in such ways that she is super hilarious & blunt. Denise is the character I identified with most growing up as a "church girl" and transitioning into womanhood, relationships, abstinence, moral reasoning, etc. One theme and presence I cannot  ignore is that of the homeless woman. I am reminded of Hebrews 13:2, "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." The theme reminds us (with Christian values) to be careful how you treat strangers. They just may be someone that God has sent your way to help you. In this case, the entire family received a victory that day, which was assurance that their father had prayed & received salvation. Some other profound themes that pop up are forgiveness, acceptance and pain. I really enjoyed this novel and can't wait to see it live! Well done sir!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is heart wrenching and compelling. Love how Mr. Smith makes the characters come to life.. You have left us wanting more..
special Lady More than 1 year ago
" Piece Of Me" is definitely a must read. You'll axiously be ready to read the next chapter. You're gonna feel like you're apart of drama, you're gonna shed some tears, you will even feel like the author is writing about your family. Then there's Aunt Vye whose "shaped like a wisdom tooth", knows she's sexy and loves the lord. Her character is full of laughter and will have you thinking you have met her somewherein your lifetime" ....hilarious. The King Family's issues are so true to life you'll be thinking about many of the situations within your own family. This read had me feeling like I was a fly on the wall, waiting for what was going to happen next, I did not want the story to end. The Author here reminds us that no matter what differences there may be within our families, there will come a time where we'll have to put those differences aside because family is truly all we have. To the Author, Jermaine Smith thank you for giving us a piece of you.....anxiously waiting for another piece of you...Stay Blessed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Book is phenomenal. The writer Jermaine Smith puts you in the book and allows you to experience it as if you were living it. You can relate to some of the situations and the tone of the book. I enjoyed the book and will definitely read it over and over again.  Congratulations Mr. Smith and I can't wait for the next book. God Bless. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW! i am not a reader but i felt compelled to get my copy after seeing 2 of the authors plays. This books takes me back to times in my childhood. The says that the characters say are great life lessons, my favorite beiing "Some people can stay in you heart, but not in your life"- I seeing nothing but great things coming from and for this author ! kh798/pa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Smith did a great job of sharing souls. He took a familiy and showed you their strengths, their smiles, their hard times and their weaknesses! The one constant throughout these souls was their faith. Jermaine showed how everyone deals with their God differently, accepts their God seperately, talks to their God seperately. His vantage point wasn't blanketed! It wasn't just like this is what everyone is going to do, it was more like this is what he thinks and she thinks this, and he thinks this, so on and so fourth! It was just a extremely well executed Piece of Him!!!! My only complaint would be how it was printed an read in the beginning. It looked and read like a screenpaly. At first it bothered me but I got over it right after they were in the abortion clinic! Enjoy and share it when you're done
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read and I'm sure all readers can relate to one or all of the chapters. I'm definitely looking forward to part 2. Good Luck with everything Jay Love always Ray
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where was this book five years ago? This book is written from the first, second and third person's point of view - not an easy task, but done with finesse and ease. It tells the story of many people's lives... they are sure to wonder if the author is looking inside of their family closet. I love the lessons that's learned and how no matter how messed up life can be, family is always there to hold you up on one hand, tear you down the next, but love you to the very end. No matter how bad things seemed, God is always on the scene, in control. I await the sequel. Great job Jermaine. Your #brand is solid. Thank you for sharing a piece of you. (SharingLoveLadyJ)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Waiting on part 2. It's a page turner, it keeps you on point about life issues. To forgive is a great thing, and with GOD all things are possible. With Love, DRB443, I'm proud of you.
grover722 More than 1 year ago
Amazing read!! I love love love "A Piece of Me" and Jermaine Smith brings it with his "hits home" writing!! Everybody and anybody can relate to this book in one form or another. A book of lessons with great detail that is definitely a keeper to read over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read!!!  This book is so captivating, realistic and quite humorous as well.. I will say, I've really ENJOYED this book and could not put it down.  The author's gift for writing really demonstrates in this read.. It's a clear visual of characters and realistic life experiences.  I would recommend this book to all walks of life.  A great book and a must read! A wonderful book!!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing.  You can see transparency of Bryce as the book progress.  I believe each person can relate to a character. "A Piece of Me" was shared in this novel. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Book !!! While reading this book I was captivated & experienced a sea of emotions due to the familiarness of the characters.  The author used a fusion of comedy & spirituality as he tastefully unravelled the scandals, mistakes, & lessons that needed to be learned in order for the main character Bryce King to be closer to God & forgiveness.  I highly recommend this book !!! ~ Missy Diaz~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Piece of Me is a book that any true believer in God would enjoy and any believer who has strayed away would want to read to remind them that God is always present even when we have doubts that he is. It addresses real issues such as a dultry, molestation, lesbianism, abortion, homelessness, Katrina, fornication, to name a few. We meet a family who go through a crisis reminding us that God is always there to bring us out of our self inflicted issues and that as christians we must step out on faith and learn forgiveness in our hearts so we can free our minds &move on. Mr Smith's ability to keep us focussed on who is in control of our lives reminds us of what a true believer is all about. Through his characters I can see people I know as well as relatives who have been faced with the issues addressed. I'm reminded of my grandmother who had many bibles but only used her torn, tattered&tear stained one as a reminder of what trials&tribulations that God has brought her through. It shows us the word can come from people who you least expect. That our God is a forgiving God and all you have to do is ask. I don't want to divulge too much so you will enjoy this book as much as I did. Thank you Mr. Smith for reminding me who is the head of my life &to thank him for everything big or small. His presence &love are unconditional. Your literary work is one everyone can relate to & every believer must read from the scripture references to staying on  the right path regardless of what chaos &confusion is going on around us.. I read a lot and I have never written a review but I felt compelled to share my views on this great work. Awesome read. Job well done.
Mel_C_ More than 1 year ago
A Piece Of Me is more than just a good read, it's phenomenal and captivating. From the very moment I began to read this book, I knew it would be difficult to put down. The story gripped me right in and kept me turning pages guessing what was next. I was able to identify with the characters and their experiences so much, it felt as if I was part of the story line; when they laughed, I laughed and when they cried, my eyes watered. My favorite characters are Bryce and Darlene. Their amount of forgiveness shows tremendous strength and faith, which are lessons I can incorporate in my everyday life. EXCELLENT JOB JAY!!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE MOVIE!
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RayneWrites More than 1 year ago
My boss, (another) Jay, also from NY, saw this book laying on my desk and asked what it was about. "Life, family dysfunction, everyone has a story," he followed. As I delve into the pages of A Piece of Me," I related on so many levels. The childhood scars that we masquerade in our now adult dysfunctions and poor choices, the generational addictions, stubborn unforgiveness, and attempts at making the wrong in our lives right with even more wrong(s). What I noted most was the precision to detail throughout the pages of the story. Whether a slight facial gesture or the character's recount of the emotion evoked in his experience, Author, Playwright, Producer, Brand, Jay Everday¿ grants us a piece of his story Rayne Writes
Bkyln_Jem More than 1 year ago
This was a great book I truly enjoyed reading it. The author mr.smith has a way of pulling you into the story. It is definately a page turner from beginning to end. I found myself staying up a little pass my bed time each night just to finish the chapters had to see what was going to happen next. I'm so glad I purchased my copy. Can't wait for your next one 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! I was  nose in from beginning to end, I cant wait for the sequel. -Kisha Shawn Johnson
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks to Jermaine Smith , I felt as if I was at my family reunion :-) This is a GREAT READ, It made me shake my head, shed a tear, chuckle, and praise GOD. A definite reflection on my own family and personal situations. The characters were so relatable, I have 3 Aunt Vyes and that Bryce...I dated before LOL. I tried to take my time reading it because I didn't want it to end, however, it was so good I found it hard to put down. The ending.......BRILLANT!! I actually had to go back and reread a few pages because the ending was a total twist, I thought I missed something. Looking forward to the sequel and I hope its on its way to the print shop because it left me wanting MORE. "A Piece of Me" is a page turner and the perfect holiday GIFT. ~MsKizRoc
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing, I loce the characters and I feel like they were part of my family. The author did an awesome job with the order of this book and the situations that he placed in it. It related to peoples everyday life and that made it an easy read. I got to the end of the book and wanted more and was angry that there was no more to the story. Im sure he is working on part 2 and will be ordering that as soon as it's available. thanks for a great read Bronxpocahontas :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book took me by surprise... the real life trials this family faced while still keeping their eyes on God is astounding.   The characters come to life  as you read about them and one can empathize with the circumstances and situations presented.   This book will have you mad, sad, eager to read the next page and lastly RELIEVED.  THIS IS AN "EDGE OF THE SEAT"  kind of book, A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE!!!