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. Lynn Harris

"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

ISBN-10: 1416537104
ISBN-13: 978-1416537106

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Tananarive Due

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 Legends Series

"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

  • ISBN-10: 0743287355
    ISBN-13: 978-0743287357

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Kimberley Brooks

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 waiting for….


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 Angeles.

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.



CC Fann

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 Macon.

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

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 motivational speaker.

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.

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 Carter

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

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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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