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Contest Room

Black Pearls Contest Room is a social hub for bookclubs to find out about newly released books.  We have created a innovative place to explore books from various genre before you get to the bookstore. We want to bring readers up to speed on the next great book!  It's our mission to provide our fans and authors with a elegant, yet fun place where they can express themselves, promote their talents, and connect with other writers and bookclubs from around the world. 


Share your love of literature with friends, colleagues, literary professionals, and other readers around the world, by giving them a link to this page.  You can take any thing from this page and share it on your blog or website. Please include the links too!

Thank you,

Ella Curry, EDC Creations Media Group
Publisher of Black Pearls Magazine

PS. If you would like to share your feedback on the material found on this page, email me at: with the following subject line:  Black Pearls Magazine Comments.










Book Contests, Giveaways 
and Audio Book Previews 

Read the book excerpts or listen to the podcasts below to possibly win one of our featured books. Leave comments and a valid address so that you can become a part of the fun!  Check back weekly and tell all of your friends about the monthly drawings! The Winner's Circle list of winners can be found by clicking here. 

A Slip In The Right Direction
by author Rachel Berry
Contest: October 20-November 20, 2010

Homesick for his life and friends back home, a family move forces 14 year old Clifton Henderson, aka Slip, to grow up on the north side of Chicago. In his mind, life sucks at the moment and can't get any worse. But it does. 

A kidnapping by gang members, a crush on a girl playing hard to get, a strict father, a mysterious neighbor, and the gift of premonitions all help take him on a ride of life until eventually he takes A Slip In The Right Direction.

Listen To Clifton Introduce Himself 


Audio preview: A Slip In The Right Direction by author Rachel Berry

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To enter the drawing: Listen to the podcast excerpt on the left and leave your comments, along with your email address to possibly win a review copy of Rachel Berry's new YA title, A Slip In The Right Direction. Author Rachel Berry will pull all the comments from her online book tour on Nov. 25, 2010 and announce the winners on Dec. 1, 2010. Please consider giving books as gifts this holiday season! 

Eligibility:  To be deemed eligible to participate in this contest, readers must preview the excerpt/interview  above and answer the featured questions correctly using the form below.  Open only to permanent legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S.A. and D.C.   Must be 20 years of age or older to enter.  This contest is NOT available outside the United States all federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply void where prohibited or restricted by law.  Three  readers will win copies of this book, while the author is on tour.  Winners will be notified via email.  Books shipped media mail 7 -10 days after contest ends. 

To Enter the Contest:  Read the sneak peek excerpt, listen to the interview or podcast, enter the correct answer about the book, in the form below and submit. Winners will be randomly selected to receive a copy of the featured book. Winners will be posted on the Black Pearls Magazine Blog. Books mailed within 7-10 business days of the contest ending. All prizes distributed by EDC Creations,  not the publishers. Your privacy is protected. Email lists are never sold.

No purchase necessary to enter or win.  Only one book per month per household or bookclub.  All that we ask is for the reader to post a review online or in the social network of their choice, after reading the book. Spread the word and tell 10 people about the book. 

Use the form below or email your responses  to the contest directly to:   Be sure to mention the book you are trying to win and the author's name in the subject line.

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The Black Pearls Magazine
family wants to take the time to thank each of you for joining us monthly in celebrating the best in literature and the arts.  Our team of writers, bookclubs and authors are so humbled that you have allowed us entrance into your life. It amazes me each month as I check our subscribers how many of  you deem us worthy of your time and support. 

We appreciate each of you for telling 10 people about the magazine and for driving people to this site. YOU make Black Pearls the magnificent publication that it is, by sharing the gift of knowledge!

Please know, as we prepare each issue for you, we look for those stimulating conversations, the most thought provoking articles and most of all the best books on the shelves. We want each page of this magazine to add value to your lives!  Your comments and feedback are welcomed. Join our blog and share your news, advice and wisdom with the other readers. Tell us what you want to read too!

As we take off in this new decade we hope to bring you more provocative topics and life empowering books to shape your lives. We have contest for the readers and more interactive sections added to the magazine. Let us know what you think of the fresh new content by emailing us here.  Explore inside the magazine and remember, share the Gift of Knowledge by sending at least 10 people to this site monthly. Thank you!  

Ella Curry, President of EDC Creations
Founder & Editor-in-Chief Black Pearls Magazine