#WomensFiction -- Until Ray by Cheryl Robinson



Two people in the same city but worlds apart.

Until Ray
Book 1 of the Until Ray Trilogy
Cheryl Robinson
Publisher:Rose Colored Books
Publication Date: June 23, 2017
Genre: African-American Women's Fiction

Two people in the same city but worlds apart.

Until Ray is an unconventional love story of how two young people transitioning into adulthood find each other and develop a bond that will be tested through three decades.


Ray lives in northwest Detroit in a four-family flat with his mother. When he’s not at home, Ray’s either at the mall selling women’s shoes or in the club. In both places, he's focused on one thing—picking up women. Dissatisfied, dysfunctional, and leagues behind his peers, Ray's ready for a change but isn’t sure how to make it happen.


At twenty-four, Sarita has an MBA, is a CPA, and works in upper-level management at GM. But all that success comes at a cost: she’s lonely and craves the one thing she’s never had—attention from men. Until now. Dr. Graham Emerson wants to marry Sarita, and her parents expect her to, but Sarita isn’t convinced he’s the one for her. On a blind date, she meets Ray Saint and is immediately drawn in by his good looks and sense of humor. But his reputation for being a ladies’ man raises several red flags. Ray swears he’s changed. Is giving up a sure thing for a maybe worth the risk?

Set in the mid-eighties, Until Ray explores life and love through the lenses of colorism, classism, and family dysfunction.

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About Cheryl
Cheryl currently resides in the Sunshine State with plans to return to her hometown Detroit shortly. For the past fifteen years, she has been busy writing contemporary women’s fiction. While writing is her first love, making delicious green smoothies is easily her second. She also enjoys spoiling her miniature Schnauzer and whipping up healthy meals from recipes she finds online.

Cheryl Robinson was born in Detroit, Michigan, the youngest in a family of five. She grew up in Palmer Woods, a residential historic district that is now one of the settings in her forthcoming novel, Until Ray.

Cheryl obtained her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Wayne State University.  As a student, she took a fiction writing course as an elective and earned an A in what would soon become her favorite subject. While at Wayne State, she also entered a writing contest, for which she wrote a novel, Blue's Bottom in a week, without any revisions, and received an honorable mention along with a check for twenty-five dollars. It was then that she wondered if, with more time and focus, her dream of creating memorable characters could perhaps flourish into a long-term career.

After graduating from college, Cheryl held various jobs before accepting an entry-level position with Chrysler Financial. Each promotion brought her to a new locale from Syracuse, New York to Overland Park, Kansas; Keller, Texas; and Orlando, Florida. While these positions provided financial stability, her desire to write fiction remained. Every night and weekend, she worked on her first novel, Memories of Yesterday, which she initially self-published in 2002. It was later picked up by New American Library (NAL), an imprint of Penguin Books, and released in 2004 under the title If It Ain't One Thing.

For the past fifteen years, she has been busy writing contemporary women’s fiction.
For NAL, Cheryl wrote six novels: If It Ain’t One Thing, It’s Like That, Sweet Georgia Brown, In Love with a Younger Man, When I Get Where I’m Going, and Remember Me. Cheryl is now an independent author and the owner of Rose Colored Books. With her company, she has published The One, Like Mom, and the forthcoming Until Ray Trilogy.

Cheryl currently resides in Florida.

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