“K’wan is exceptionally gifted at ratcheting up suspense, and…there’s no denying the writer’s talent for dark, gritty fiction. It’s a page-turner.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Reluctant King
K’wan’s urban fiction coming-of-age novel, Promise Broken, is set in the gritty streets of Newark, New Jersey. The story follows seventeen-year-old Promise Mohammed as she attempts to uphold friendships and new relationships—even if they lead to her demise.
After Promise’s mother dies in a tragic car accident, it leaves a void in Promise’s life that she is yearning to fill. This titular novel finds Promise spiraling into a life of crime and drug affiliation by the company she chooses to keep.
Also coping with abandonment and a lifelong broken commitment from her biological father, Promise ultimately has two goals: to graduate from high school and to be loved. But can she find the love that she seeks from her Aunt Dell, two best friends, Mouse and Keys, or drug-dealer Asher—the man who captivates her—despite the fact that each relationship will lead to life-altering events? Only time will tell.
K’wan is a multiple literary award winner and bestselling author. Born and raised in New York City, he’s best known for his cinematic writing style, colorful characters, and witty dialogue. He has authored more than thirty titles, collectively selling over one million copies, including his debut novel, Gangsta, and the widely popular Animal series. He has been featured in Vibe, Library Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and Time and is a two-time recipient of the Street Lit Book Award Medal (SLBAM) in adult fiction. K’wan currently resides in New Jersey where he is working on his next novel.