Destined for Greatness
A Black love story told from an urban lens
Based on a true story, Dream Angelou is a college-educated, single mother hailing from Santa Monica, California striving to make a better life in Washington, D.C. with her son, King. Dream is as vulnerable as she is guarded with her heart after experiencing lost love. She focuses her new energy into building a great career as an executive in the nonprofit field. However, she recognizes that there is a deeper power that speaks to financial freedom and independence that she cannot suppress.
As Dream’s career is on a fast track to entrepreneurship, her love life begins to heat up too when she meets the charismatic and edgy Kenya Harris. “We were so opposite from the beginning that our differences became our attraction,” Dream describes her crazy-in-love romance. The fairy-tale life that Dream envisioned came with an empire, beautiful babies, a big house with a ranch-style fence, and a strong Black man for a husband—but then reality hit. Dream becomes embroiled in an intense battle with Kenya, wrestling with mental health, addiction, his yearning for the street life, and a postpartum medical mishap that almost cost her life. Will the unbreakable bond Dream forges with Kenya prove to be the downfall of everything she built?
“Once I wrote the last page of the book I realized that it was a black love story. In all its craziness, uncertainty, pain, joy and losses. I painted what it means to love without boundaries. A lot of times we live in this perfect world that is an illusion. And other times we act like being human doesn't come with a price," Forte, "Stronger is based on a true story. I was able to pull from my own life and ink it on every page of 26 chapters. I never cried or laughed so much."
The best literary work of Forte yet, she hopes that Stronger will help others, both men and women who are going through similar situations to use her novel as a means and blueprint to healing and peace. Forte aims to make Stronger a National Bestseller and in the future would like to see the book on the big screen and on Netflix. She is also looking forward to writing her next novel, possibly a Trilogy or a romance novel. Stronger is now sold on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and goodreads websites.
About Brandi Forte
Brandi Forte is truly the epitome of Black Girl Magic! Published author of four books, Forte has written for a dozen national and local publications as a renowned and veteran journalist. A graduate of Howard University, she is an activist and entreprenuer in the District of Columbia. A voice for the powerless, Forte's focus is using non-traditional methods to bring about RADICAL CHANGE and TRANSFORMATION for this generation and generations to come.