One Day I Saw a Black King

A Novel

J. D. Mason

St. Martin's Griffin

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Ever since he was fifteen, John King has been on the run from the ghosts of his past. Drifting from place to place, John never settles down in one place or with one woman. That is, until he rolls into Denver, Colorado, grooving to Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" and meets Connie Rogers. Having grown up on the mean streets, Connie has pain and battle scars of her own. Yet, it is her beautiful and lonely face that inspires John to think, "If indeed there was a home for the perfect kiss, it would be on her lips." Though he's reluctant to admit it, John soon realizes that Connie is the only woman who just may understand his very soul. Now, they both must face their pasts if they ever hope to build a future together.

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One Day I Saw a Black King
IN THE BEGINNING1963For unto Us ...Sweat poured down her face and burned her eyes. Even the storm raging outside refused to have any mercy. The small room was hot and humid, lit dimly by two lanterns. One behind Roberta and the other at the head of the bed. The girl jerked so Roberta thought she would knock over the light on the table next to her and set the whole place up in flames. The thought almost made her laugh. A vision raced across her mind of the three women running around the room, burning and melting like candles.

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Praise for One Day I Saw a Black King

"An engaging story."
- Booklist

"An absorbing novel...J.D. Mason aptly captures the pain and isolation of her two lonely characters."
- Rocky Mountain News

"If you're looking for a heart-wrenching tale, this story will not disappoint."
- Romantic Times

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J. D. Mason

J.D. Mason is the author of And on the Eight Day She Rested and the upcoming Don't Want No Sugar. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her two children and is currently working on her next novel.

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One Day I Saw a Black King
A Novel
J. D. Mason

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
September 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312306199
ISBN10: 0312306199
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$18.99

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St. Martin's Press
September 2004
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ISBN: 9781466827318
ISBN10: 1466827319
320 pages
$7.99
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