Featured Author Showcase
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Jewell Parker Rhodes, an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction,
including Voodoo Dreams, Magic City, Douglass' Women, Free Within Ourselves:
Fiction Lessons for Black Authors, and The African American Guide to
Writing and Publishing Nonfiction, is the Virginia G. Piper Chair in
Creative Writing and artistic director of the Virginia G. Piper Center in
Creative Writing at Arizona State University. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Yellow Moon: A Novel
"A compelling, mystical ride. Rhodes has created an exciting
contemporary heroine battling New Orleans's racist past and preparing for
post-Katrina times. Empowered, sassy, comfortable with her sexuality, Dr. Laveau
is expert at spiritual and medical healing and at solving crimes. Dr. Laveau --
is all woman -- all the time. Doctor, mother, voodooienne -- a heroine
dispelling evil, raising her daughter, and living large in New Orleans."-- E.
"Richly dark and vividly haunting, Jewell Parker Rhodes gives us a taut and
thrilling novel imbued with the lush and soulful spirit of New Orleans.
Yellow Moon is a magical, mysterious, and transfixing read."-- David
Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Creepers
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Tananarive Due is an award-winning Essence best-selling author of
Blood Colony, Living Blood, Good House, and Joplin's Ghost. She
lives in Southern California with her husband Steven Barnes.
Blood Colony: A Novel
"Blood Colony will steal your breath on every impossible-to-put-down page.
Due is masterful in crafting this thrill-ride of a tale that was truly worth the
wait!" -- L.A. Banks, New York Times bestselling author of The Vampire Huntress
"The genius of Tananarive Due is in weaving an imaginative tale so expertly that
the reader is convinced she has suspended time and all reason. After reading
Blood Colony, her third installment about the mysterious sect of immortals from
ancient Ethiopia, I found myself, once again, utterly engrossed in the
heart-pounding odyssey of Dawit, Jessica and their daughter, Fana. Her
storytelling is at once intimate and wholly epic. Her characters, though
otherworldly and supernatural, are profoundly relatable and eerily familiar." --
Blair Underwood, actor and director, coauthor of Casanegra
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He's Saved...But Is He For Real?
It's been almost two years since Michelle Williamson's boyfriend, Pierre Dupree,
walked out on her to marry a minister's daughter. Since then, Michelle's
friendship with her church buddy David has deepened into something sweet and
special, but learning that Pierre has called off his wedding throws her into
confusion. When Pierre wants Michelle back, she's forced to make a choice—one
she may regret.
Liz Coleman has two great blessings—her calling as a minister, and a saved man
who truly loves her. But Liz's insecurity and jealousy are eating at her peace
of mind and threatening her relationship.
Sandy has found the strength to get her ex out of her life. But meeting a
loving, spiritual man to replace him isn't easy, and soon her loneliness leads
her to the one brother who should be off-limits….
With their hearts and souls on the line, Michelle, Liz and Sandy are learning
that a good, saved man isn't always easy to find—but he's definitely worth
Pamela Samuels Young
Pamela Samuels Young is a legal columnist for Global Woman
magazine and the author of the Essence Magazine bestselling novels Every
Reasonable Doubt and In Firm Pursuit. She lives in Los
Murder on the Down Low
A high-profile lawsuit erupts into chaos, revealing its place in a larger spree
of violence in this scandalous tale of lust, lies, and vengeance. A brazen
gunman is targeting prominent African American men on the streets of Los
Angeles, and police are completely baffled.
At the same time, savvy big-firm attorney
Vernetta Henderson and her outrageous sidekick, Special, lead the charge for
revenge against a man whose deceit caused his fianceé's death. For Special,
hauling the man into court and suing him for wrongful death just isn’t good
enough. While she exacts her own brand of justice, a shocking revelation
connects the contentious lawsuit and the puzzling murders.
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Stylicia A Bowden
Stylicia A. Bowden is CEO and Founder of The Writer’s Bock established June 23,
2008. The Writer’s Block is truly for those who love to write or have a passion
and desire to write. If you would like to write your own book and promote the
product this workshop is truly for you. The seminars and workshops are
administered by self-published author, Stylicia A. Bowden.
All About Him: The Experience
All About Him: The Experience celebrates the joys of loving a good man,
leaving the wrong man and embracing love within you. All About Him: The
Experience commemorate men for the positive things they do in a society where
men are portrayed as "dogs".
The author extracts information from personal experiences and general life
experiences with men. As you take a journey into each chapter it opens your mind
to love, how to be loved and to live life with love.
This dynamic combination of poetry will give a woman hope to love again and give
a man inspiration to express his love to her. These collections of poetry is a
true keepsake for the heart.
C C Fann was born and raised in Wrightsville, GA, where she currently
resides. This is her first book in a five part series. She has written two
versions-one with explicit details and for Christians (Can't Let Go-The
Testimonial) to enjoy. She has toured the Middle Georgia area including book
signing in Milledgeville, Macon, Warner Robins. Guest Appearance on CBS WMAZ in
CC Fann the author of the non fiction book Common Sense
Do Not Play The Game With An Inmate and also fictional books Can't Let Go Part
One The Trial and Tribulation and Can't Let Go Part Two The Hidden Agenda.
Can't Let Go Part One The Trial and Tribulation (Part 1)
This is a fictional story of a single mother who goes through trials and
tribulations while dealing with relationships, raising her four kids, and
accounts of how her faith was tested. Beautifully imagined and deeply
compassionate, this classic novel of a torrid love affair in a small town is
written with passion, pain and inspiration.
All single mothers need to read-it has a great message.
Quinton T. --103.7 Irwinton GA
It is a book you will not be able to put down. So much drama.
Sunnekia Smith --13 WMAZ-CBS Macon GA
J.M. Benjamin is an award winning and Essence Best Selling author from
Plainfield, New Jersey. In 2006, he quickly made his presence felt in the fast
growing genre of Urban Literature with his freshman novel Down
In The Dirty, published by Flowers In Bloom Publishing. Ironically, his only
credentials as a street tale story teller is simply his own first hand
experience and knowledge of what the streets consist of. He is also a
On The Run With Love
Freddie Holmes could've wrote the book on How to Be A Player. With his good
looks, gift of gab, his Jersey swag, and ability to put it down in the bedroom,
his only source of income is the women he manipulates. But after meeting Simone,
his new fiance, he decides to hang up his womanizing gloves, so he says, but not
before his past catches up to him. Slug is a stick up kid/ hustler from the
dirty south. After losing his drug connect, he uses his trip to New Jersey for a
funeral as an opportunity to link up with his cousin Freddie in hopes of finding
a new supplier.
Freddie wants to show his cousin a good time, Jersey style, while he's visiting,
only he chooses the wrong place-wrong time to do so. At the end of the night,
two people are left in their on blood, one, the younger brother of a known drug
dealer, the other, a cop. Freddie is forced to make some quick decisions. To
evade his situation he takes his cousin up on his offer, relocates to North
Carolina, and changes his profession, but not without his soon to be wife
Simone gives up everything to go on the run with her man, all in the name of
love, and gets a dose of reality. She had no idea what she had signed up for as
she takes a good look at her life with Freddie. See how Freddie Holmes learns
the hard way that you can run but you can't hide forever...
Quentin is a 27-year-old native of Kansas City, Missouri. In the near future,
Quentin hopes to grow as an author and become a writer of multiple genres. He is
the author of the Essence Best-Sellers Hoodwinked and In Cahootz
as well as the novel Contagious and the short story "The Fink," featured
in the Street Love anthology.
Stained Cotton (Triple Crown Publications Presents)
Verdict: Alternating between first-person narratives and the third person,
Carter s no-frills prose depicts a thug s mindset in a no-holds-barred world.
Marked by hard-core, brutal sex scenes, this gritty tale is not for the
squeamish, but the author s name will stir patron demand. Background: Qu ban is
a Kansas City, MO, crime figure and takes nothing from anybody, including his
main woman, Lady. When she drunkenly borrows his black-on-black 72 Cutlass for a
cruise, Qu ban grabs her in a choke hold. After their fallout, Qu ban hooks up
with several different women, hitting them for quick sexual releases and moving
on. Carter crowds his story with setup after setup, but Qu ban learns it s
difficult, but not impossible, to extract revenge from inside a prison cell.
--The Library Journal
Qu bon Cartez is a conniving, womanizing hoodfella that knows no boundaries when
it comes to money. His brother, O bon, finds himself having to survive the game
of being his only sibling. Together they ll navigate you through a single tale
of lies, lust and revenge. Two very unpredictable endings will teach you why it
s called Stained Cotton.
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