“Pleasure Pain and Prison” would be fictitious only if the real-life character portrayed as Jayla was fictitious. But the true nature of Jayla is the true nature of the Author. As proof, journey with her in “Pleasure Pain and Prison" as she navigates through a destructive culture as a teenager where her troubles begin after rebelling against the dysfunction between her parent's, caused by her father’s abuse of alcohol and her mother’s gambling addiction. Like so many girls who find themselves in trouble in inner cities, she's introduced to sex, drugs and a surprise pregnancy. No matter how Jayla tried to run away from her destructive ways her own inner demon refused to let her run too far. This demon trapped Jayla to a life of drug trafficking and fast money; many heartaches and heartbreaks. As she becomes of age, she runs into Terrence, the man she would love more than life itself. Jayla's love for Terrence and the unimaginable indignities, infidelities and emotional trauma she suffered in love's name form the crux of the book. Realizing Terrence could not love her like she deserved to be loved, Jayla runs from him by moving to another city. But no matter how far she tried to run, other troubles found her in the form of a multi-count federal indictment. Just when Jayla thought her troubles couldn't get any worst, it did when the man she couldn’t stop loving turned against her to protect himself.