After successfully addicting readers with the twists, turns and mysterious characters in her wildly popular and critically acclaimed “Tour Secrets” series, Chicago-based model and dancer-turned-author Winkk is back with “Misleading.”
Winkk’s third foray into fiction draws readers into the glittery, but gritty realm of Jarvis Denttin – a self-absorbed club owner who gets on a first-name basis with betrayal while expanding his successful business in Chicago.
Readers meet the womanizing Denttin just as he is devastated by the shocking murder of his best friend. Before he can regain his footing, he finds himself fending off power moves from a circle of business associates, including a vengeful lover and a longtime, once-trusted protÃ©gÃ©. Winkk, author and CEO of Ailam Publishing, weaves this intoxicating tale in a way that keeps the reader guessing, barely able to take a breather from chapter to chapter.
It’s a style Winkk perfected in her two previous works, “Tour Secrets” and “Tour Secrets 2,” the first of which begins with a professional dancer’s shocking discovery that her gorgeous best girlfriend from childhood was born a man. “Tour Secrets” and “Tour Secrets 2″ have earned rave reviews and attention from influential outlets including the APOOO Book Club, Urban Review and Rolling Out magazine.
Adding to the accolades, Winkk has been nominated for the 2011 “Breakout Author of the Year” category of the venerable African American Literature Awards, placing her name among those of celebrity nominees including Tavis Smiley, Iyanla Vanzant, and CNN anchor Don Lemon.
Winkk has been writing since 2000, when she devoted downtime on one of her world tours to jotting down ideas inspired by a career that included dancing and choreographing for R&B superstars Ronald Isley and R. Kelly. Winkk also has modeled and acted, appearing in Ebony magazine and the box office smash “Barbershop,” “The Soul Train Music Awards,” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Winkk – known in the industry as a class act and perfectionist– is now pouring every ounce of creativity and a vivid eye for detail into “Misleading,” which – like her previous works – will get the visual treatment in a book trailer starring Chicago talent. For more information about “Misleading,” visit www.winkkatme.com