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by Rajah E. Smart and Felicia M. Banks


Please allow us to introduce—THE SAKURA CLOUD—a mystical story about the true price of love.

Rizuu knows the precise moment when his world fell apart: when his longed-for daughter was born, and he saw her dark skin and curly hair. He and his wife, Ayami, had been trying for years for this pregnancy. Ayami confesses that she has been unfaithful, and the child is not Rizuu’s. Rizuu seethes with anger wondering how she could “betray" him. After taking her life, he has a series of impossible events that always begin with the aroma of cherry blossoms—sakura flowers, the symbol of life and love. The dreams take him on a journey that shows him what life would be like without Ayami and baby Amaya.

Our writing is motivated by the desire to write imaginative and fantastical fiction. The Sakura Cloud is a combination of both. Rajah has been in education for over 30 years and has written eight self-published titles that can be found in any major online bookstore. Felicia supported the development of previous novels and co-wrote The Sakura Cloud.

The target areas in Michigan include select regions. Those regions include East Central (Flint, Saginaw, and Bay City), South East (Ann Arbor, Detroit, Lansing, Livonia, Novi, Pontiac, Sterling Heights, Troy), West Central (Grand Rapids), and Southwest (Kalamazoo and Battle Creek). The demographics target ranges include the age of 25 and older, with an appeal to various gender identities, races, and ethnicities.

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