Male Monday: Calvin Slater

Calvin Slater hails from the Motor City, aka Detroit. A lifelong resident, Calvin couldn’t wait to write the Coleman High series and take readers on one of the coolest rides through one of the dopest cities.

Slater began writing as an adult author and switch to writing for YAs with the Coleman High Series. The first book in the series, Lovers and Haters, was released in August 2014. Hold Me Down, the second book was just released.


Xavier Hunter’s dreams of graduation and college are even more crazy-impossible this sophomore year. Flipping on his former BFF has put more than one target on his back. And thanks to vicious baby-daddy lies, his dream girl Samantha Fox has quit him for good. The only person who seems to understand what he’s going through is Nancy Simpson. She’s a gorgeous chance to make things right–but she’s more dangerous drama than Xavier has ever seen.

Samantha isn’t going to let heartbreak break her. Maybe Xavier wasn’t the down-deep-decent guy she thought. And maybe what they had wasn’t as true as she hoped. But there’s something about his new boo, Nancy, that’s screaming bad news. And exposing what’s real means she and Xavier must face some hard truths–and survive.

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