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Author Challenges African-American Women in Her Latest Novella

Christian author poses a tough question to single African-American. Can you love and marry a bi-sexual man? That hot topic is the basis of Raykel Tolson’s latest novella titled Undefiled.

“Many Black women who are raised in the church have strongly held beliefs on sexuality.The question I am posing to my readers is, “Are those beliefs keeping us from love,” asks Tolson.

In Undefiled, Liz has found love again. Her fiancé, Anthony, is a member of her church, successful, good looking and the couple is deeply in love. Liz considers him the perfect man for her, but the night before their wedding she learns that one of his past lovers is a man. Anthony admits that he is bi-sexual but assures Liz that he loves her and is prepared to be faithfully married to her. Can Liz forgive him for keeping such a big secret? Can she trust that Anthony will be able sexually satisfied with her? Can she still love him knowing his past? Or will Liz call off the wedding?

“I am not here to judge. In fact, I want my readers to challenge their belief that God is judgmental and will punish them for being different,” says the novelist. As a Christian, my goal is to give people room to consider a different point of view that might free them up to live the life they dream about having,” says Tolson.

The 40-something year old novelist, lawyer and mother, has one adult son. She was raised in a suburb of St, Louis, but has lived and worked in Los Angeles for more than a decade. In  2014 she made the choice to focus on writing professionally and published her first novel,Single and Saved.

For more information on the author and her books, visit For media inquiries, please contact Damali Hill, or call, 281-947-2447.

About Raykel Tolson:


“I have a vivid imagination, so there are hundreds of stories that I want to tell,” she says. “Some of my book ideas are based off conversations I’ve had with friends and family. Othertimes I literally dream of a character and know I must get their story written.

Raykel has a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Florida A & M University, a Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law. She also has and a master’s degreein counseling from Capella University. She has worked as a family and criminal attorney, a pharmacist, a professor, and workshop presenter.


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