Rakin Scrapin

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Valrie Kemp-Davis

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Tupac Shakur said it best, Everyone has a soundtrack for his life and 34 year old Tyler Devauex is no exception. You've heard of Nassau gone funky, well Muddasick dred, checking for Grand Bahamas, specifically the settlement of Eight Mile Rock where this young brother hails from is off the chain! This tale is a"tell all"... Tyler tells of his love of God, love of Country, love of family, having love for his three women(one permanently removed) and passion for his three shortys. Music soothes the savage beast and his therapeutic backdrop is Rake n Scrape, Bahamian style! He rakes and scrapes for a living, a life and a love. Step inside this "Stella the cougar got your groove back" saga from a perspective of the young cub brother fighting to hold it down amidst a triad of women pacing inside his den. Tyler has a propensity for seasoned cats because he was born to a seasoned cat! The puss of his main contention is Samantha Braxton of Nassau aka Sammie who has broken Tyler's heart. Sammie is an ambitious and prayerful perfume designer who is seven years older, but nowhere the wiser than Tyler. After a eight year relationship and waiting tirelessly, Tyler failed to put a ring on it and Sammie does a Ghost Move conceiving a belly full of baby boy by another man. Even though,and even still, Tyler can't seem to let her go! But payback is a dog and rebounding can get you caught up into some cacophony type time changes and signatures. Grief and making permanent decisions in temporary situations allows Tyler to move outside his comfort zone. Thus, in waltzes, the young jealous, jungeless type of Abaco Island.. ten years younger and new game stronger... Margo Goodman. Shaking her bootylicious boonggy and flashing her youthful smile at Tyler while at a Thursday night fish fry and party has lifelong consequences. Six weeks later after the initial meet and greet Tyler is hard pressed to deal with a biscuit in the oven and hell fire under his kettle. Margo is the pressure cooker that makes his teapot scream a cacophony of sound and it ein dat sweet rake n scrape music either! Lastly, there is Mallory Albury Nicholson, the sophistafunk cougar from Chicago, Illinois, the Chi City! Contemplating a divorce this American foreigner runs to an island Paradise because they say it's better in the Bahamas and in her agony she is looking for something. She searches incessantly for peace and inadvertently finds a man. The irony of it all is that she nor Tyler were seeking. She is smart, principled and seems to be the one, but is she? While juggling a job as a Operations Maintenance worker at Grand Bahamas Power Company, Tyler is writing a book, tending to three chireen and balancing three women...and OOOooi, Life happens! The yardstick which he measured his romantic relationships and all other relationships is to be tested.... his parent's marriage. Tyler learns that his parents Hannah and Alcie Devauex's idyllic sixty year love affair may be on the decline much like his father's health. The one constant outside his faith in God has been his love,respect and admiration for his parent's individually and their marriage. But now their worlds intersect and collide! In this parallel love story,He finds out that his parent's have a past that may be as complicated, torrid and tumultuous as his. Long term memories stir his father's loins as Dementia and short term dailies fade like the strains of old music and evaporating entries in the "Notebook". A dual diagnosis of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's deeply affect the Devauex family and turns their world on it's axis. Tyler learns that the past can affect the present creating and prolonging generational curses if strongholds are not broken. And though the Bahamaland has over 700 islands, no man is an island unto himself. A broken home leads to a broken nation.These revelations are more poignant and powerful than any antics that the women in his world could ever pull. He painfully learns that his parents are not his confessors and life is as unpredictable and jagged as a double edged sword. If his parent's relationship falls apart, what hope is there for his? This story is a magnification of God's redemptive power and restorative nature even after sins, struggles and sufferation have attacked, assailed and breached the levees. From the Bahamas to Haiti and all the way to the Americas and back again, how can ties that are unfurled be reconnected, healed and rewoven?. How do we reconcile severed bonds we once believed were impenetrable?. This bi coastal tale is a nail rakin, saw scrapin, finger popping hurricane twister. It is full of wrench moves ,turns, natural disasters, politricks, crime, cyber and otherwise. Get ready for caller id spoofing,identity theft,, social mediums harassment, cell phone spyware and more. You can not be an old school player in this new school game of love. It is true, Facebook ain't nothing but a snitch!!!. You can't be an innocent bystander in this one! Tyler Devauex is crying out for some Steve Harvey Strawberry Letter 23 therapy. Who should he choose, Mallory or Sammie? What you saying? Who's to say? Only you the reader can! Join in the first of it's kind, an interactive novel where you will vote for Tyler Devauex's love interest. Blog,vlog, tweet, retweet and speak while you Rake n Scrape for love! Check him out under Tyler Devauex on Facebook and Twitter. Again, rake n scrape with us in the 242 while you keep making it do what it do whatever( area code ) you do it in! There's magic in the music and a melody in the air.


Detective, Romance, Suspense / Thriller, Young Adult, Drama, Family, Mystery, Political, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime,Social media and technology

Short Summary

Set in 8 Mile Rock. There are 2 story lines that run parallel to each other. It moves forward and backwards in time to reveal how Tyler's parents marriage unraveled & repaired itself because of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.Tyler must face truths and drop illusions at a high price to himself & family


Grand Bahamas,8 Mile Rock, Eleuthera, Chicago,Illinois, Miami, Florida

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist,Politricks and parlor tricks

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Tyler Devauex

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Secretive, Skillful, Blunt, Educated, Engaging, Masculine, Naive, Romantic, Complex, Desperate, Heroic, Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Mallory Albury- Nicholson

Age: 46

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Confident, Empathetic, Beautiful, Complex, Engaging, Funny, Gracious, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Charming, Educated, Honorable, Romantic, Selfless, Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Samantha Braxton

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Engaging, Naive, Religious, Skillful, Charming, Educated, Romantic, Secretive, Clumsy, Complex, Gracious, Heartthrob, Insecure, Beautiful, Sexy, Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Margo,the jungelist

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Blunt, Desperate, Uneducated, Beautiful, Secretive, Sexy, Crazy, Greedy, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Sarcastic, Seductive, Unapologetic, Badass, Villainous, Criminal, Insecure, Aggressive

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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