Frisco: Welcome to the Woods | Podium Audio

The Woods

Frisco: Welcome to the Woods

By: Bianca Xaviera

Performed by: Katherine Dollison, Trei Taylor, Winston James

Released: December 19, 2023

Language: English

Format: Multi-cast

Duration: 14 hr, 31 min

“You’ll know them. They have the letter ‘M’ branded on them like cattle.” – Henry Melvin
Since Yakima’s been able to date, her detective father has reminded her of the type of men to steer clear of. At twenty-seven, she’s done just that until one night of partying and a botched raid lead her into the house of mob boss Francisco Matisse.
Calm, cool, and collected are frequent words used to describe Francisco "Frisco" Matisse. His main focus is business, and everything else, including his relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Alyce Smalls, comes afterward. In a hostile takeover gone wrong, Frisco schemes his way into Yakima’s life, proving to his adversaries that his reach is far. Despite her skepticism, Yakima gives Frisco a chance.
As their relationship intensifies, he realizes he’s in too deep to pull himself out. In a twisted turn of events, his scheme backfires, putting everyone involved at deadly risk. What was meant to be strictly business turns into something deeper, faster than he expected. With Alyce in his ear, Yakima in his heart, and people trying to threaten his empire, his back is against the wall.
When Frisco’s secrets are threatened to be unveiled before he can reveal them himself, he must decide where his love and loyalty lie. Will it be with the woman who’s been in his life or the woman who has his heart?



Bianca Xaviera

Bianca Jones, also known as “Bianca Xaviera” started her exploration within the literary world as a child, hailing from Lake Village, Arkansas. Her passion for reading grew and once she developed a love for reading other genres, she always had a book in her hand. At fourteen years old, she developed a newfound love for Urban Fiction which transcended until today. As she continued her journey through life and enjoyed different genres that exemplified Black love, she continued her studies at the University of Central Arkansas and graduated with a bachelor’s in health sciences. In January 2017, Bianca published her first novel, Love Comes with a Price. Within the first year of publishing, Bianca’s writing career progressed with numerous accolades as she was voted Urban Books Authors and Writers of America’s (UBAWA) Top 100 Authors of 2017. By 2018, Bianca released over 15 novels, with most of the novels making Amazon’s Best Sellers list. In 2019, Bianca won an Indie Love Literary Award for Best African-American Urban Romance novel, Jholee and Kiandre: A Gangsta and His Good Girl. Penning over fifty novels, Bianca Xaviera continues to intertwine her love of urban and romance to further the beautiful stories of Black love.



Katherine Dollison

_The voice of Katherine Dollison has been heard on such titles as Cubana, Amaryllis, and Daddy's House. She combines her childhood exposure to narcissism, toxic families, and seedy alternative lifestyles with her on-stage and on-camera experience in the entertainment industry. Originally from Los Angeles, Katherine is comfortable portraying a variety of ages, dialects, and psychological characteristics. Aside from her personal experiences with criminal behavior during her youth, she attributes her range to the diverse array of people she has encountered while working in the service industry. Katherine's embodiment of characters further makes you feel immersed in the story and brings to life all of the pain and emotion they are dealing with. In addition to her work on stage and screen, Katherine was a member of the City Garage Theater in Los Angeles. _



Trei Taylor

Trei (tree) Taylor is a highly skilled expert vocalist and voice over talent with a combined 25 plus years as a professional singer and voice over talent . Her specialty areas include vocal performance including jingles, and live musical performance along with narration, audio production, imaging, copywriting, and more. Trei's professional niche areas include, news narration, commercials, jingles, radio imaging, e-learning, and audio books. Trei is an award winning voice over talent, in 2021 her work with the University of Florida Health System as the voice of Dr. Alex was named invention of the year helping patients with Colorectal Screenings. Trei is a 2 time Amazon Best Selling Audio Narrator, in 2020 for her narration of -Narcissistic Mothers How To Handle A Narcissistic Parent And Recover From CPTSD by Caroline Foster, and in 2019 her narration of -"Dirty Tactics"also made Amazon's Best Seller list on Audible. 



Winston James

Winston has been narrating books for a little over a year now. In his short time narrating he has amassed over 15 titles under his belt, as well as a 2022 Audie Nomination. He has narrated books in the genres of Romance, Erotica, Self-Help, Poetry, and Autobiographies. Winston is a classically trained actor and loves to spend his free time learning spanish and playing his guitar.