Tropical Illusions

Tropical Illusions

by John Bowens


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Tasia and Jeff are in a monogamous relationship and they share a bond befitting that of a fairy tale. Misfortune befalls them when two things happen. First, Jeff is seduced by a stripper named Tropical, and what begins as a protected sexual escapade ends as a harsh reality when Jeff learns that the condom broke during intercourse.
Next, Jeff is accused of murder, and he finds himself trapped in an unforgiving system, figuratively and sometimes literally, fighting for his life.
The drama unfolds when Jeff is diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and he's forced to break this life changing news to the love of his life. Unfortunately, Tasia has no understanding. Instead of getting tested, she automatically assumes that she's infected with the deadly disease. Out of hatred and anger, Tasia concludes that all men are dogs...and she vows to share her newly acquired fortune with as many men as possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985330309
Publisher: John Bowens
Publication date: 04/20/2012
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

After being sentenced to 19 years to be served in federal prison, John Bowens utilized his time by furthering his education. During his incarceration he lost a friend to HIV/AIDS which prompted him to begin writing. He was born and raised in NYC but currently resides in Charlotte, NC where he is an advocate encouraging others to join the fight against HIV and AIDS as well as the fight against illiteracy.

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Tropical Illusions 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sister-P More than 1 year ago
Tropical Illusions is vital, relevant and needs to get into hands of as many people as possible. Tropical Illusions articulated a variety of life lessons, the greatest one being, the dire and fatal consequence of engaging in unprotected sex. Tropical Illusions was written as fiction, however, it felt real to me. It is the type of book that you can't put down. You want to keep reading to find out what will happen next. The characters were palatable, the story was raw and explosive. Bowens did an excellent job as I was able to visualize and feel everything as if I was there. I highly recommend Tropical Illusions, as it has an important and life saving message.