Austin, TX Author Publishes Religious Motivational Book

April 06, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
April 6, 2017 - Shades of Onyx, a new book by Jaleesa D. Mack, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Shades of Onyx teaches us that we are not alone through life's struggles and experiences. It motivates and helps us see that we can make it through the dark seasons of confusion, depression, hopelessness, brokenness, and identity crisis. Nobody is perfect, and it's not about what you were or did in the past but who you choose to be today and knowing who you are. There is always room for change. Don't be ashamed or afraid of your past failures, personal demons, or slipups, and mostly don't be afraid to love and express it. God pressed and shook me in my life situations. As I surrendered myself to God, He settled my soul and kept me moving up and forward. There is light at the end of every dark tunnel.

Everyone struggles through something, and everyone has secrets. Confessions are good for the soul but bad for the reputation, so let the darkness come to light.

About the Author:
Jaleesa D. Mack is a first time published author with the book, Shades of Onyx. She is from Austin, Texas, and one of eight siblings. Jaleesa graduated from Pflugerville High in 2006, during that time she was deep into poetry, performing arts-modeling, and singing. She enjoys being a woman of influence. Among her contestant peers she was Miss Congeniality in 2012; Miss Black Central Texas, "MBCT" pageant; awarded Peoples Choice amongst her community as 2012 MBCT; and crowned as first runner up. She is also part of the core team of the Women's Ministry at her church.

Jaleesa is now a licensed vocational nurse and is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in nursing. Her favorite sport is basketball and during her free time she loves to travel, do spontaneous activities, read, spend time with family and friends, watch movies, and swing dance.

Shades of Onyx is a 100-page paperback with a retail price of $12.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-2426-0. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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