AUTHOR OF THE DAY: Twyla Turner
About her book, I'll Never Love a Dope Boy Again
Why do women tend to fall in love with bad boys? Meet Kamora, a beautiful woman who has a career as a therapist, but she seems to only be attracted to dope boys no matter how hard she tries to stay away. When she loses the love of her life to the streets, she vows to never love a dope boy again, but some promises are meant to be broken.
Demetrius is a product of the streets and has spent the last five years in jail because enough was never enough. When he is released from prison, he tries hard to turn his life around, but as the saying goes…old habits die hard. Only settling for jump offs, he is mesmerized when he meets Kamora and instantly makes up his mind that he will do whatever it takes to win her over.
Will Kamora be able to keep the promise that she made to herself after she meets the charming and persistent Demetrius? Will Demetrius be able to leave his dope boy ways alone to get Kamroa or will he be forever tied to the streets?
In June of 2013, Eartha Watts-Hicks received the Just R.E.A.D. Award in fiction from the NYCHA branch of the NAACP and was named a 2013 NAACP New York City ambassador for literacy and was a featured panelist of the Write It Down panel discussion at the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus.
About her book: Urban, sensual, and spiritual, LOVE CHANGES is the story of a struggling, young mother torn between the loyalties of friends, family, and lovers. Mia Love quits college and gets a job in order to support her live-in boyfriend, Spider, and finance his education. Spider, though ambitious, works only as an intern for a small record label. Still, Mia is anxious to marry him. When she becomes pregnant, her mother, his mother, and Romell, her handsome and flirtatious best friend, all think she has made a bad decision.
Now, Mia cares for both her newborn baby and Spider. Tethered to a low wage job to pay the bills, she's hoping he will make a commitment. Spider, himself underemployed, remains resistant. This causes tension between the two, and matters are only made worse by family secrets, grudges, and lies. Arguments get more personal, even after Spider lands an exciting job in the music industry. Meanwhile, "good friend" Romell is offering a shoulder (and a lot more) to lean on. What ensues is a love triangle with a unique twist, two men vying for a young lady with a baby.
Mia fights to salvage her relationship but pressure from family and Romell's not-so-private attraction may be more than she can handle. Ultimately, Mia Love must discover for herself whether the path to true happiness lies in gaining the approval of others or loving God and self.
This debut novel was winner of the 2013 Just R.E.A.D. Literary "Game Changers" Award from the NYCHA Branch of the NAACP and has received a grant from The Author's Guild.
Website URL: www.earthatone.com
AUTHOR OF THE DAY: Yani
Yani has a unique way of bringing stories to life, giving her readers the feeling that they are watching a movie with every page that is turned. Her characters are real, raw and easy to relate to while her story lines are original, and having the ability to evoke emotions in the readers from start to finish.
She has been featured in Yo! Raps magazine for A Thug's Redemption and was also a featured author at the 2013 Houston Black Book festival.
Yani first got her start writing for her school paper at University City. Her popular poems granted her an invitation to the Tri-State area's number 1 Hip-Hop and R&B radio station, where she recited one of her most memorable pieces, "Why Tyrone Can't Read." She then moved on to performing at various open mic nights in Philadelphia before landing a publishing deal with Publish America.
With the desire to self-publish and develop her own production company, Yani bought back the rights to A Thug's Redemption and re-released it under her own publishing company "Anitbeet Productions". She then followed up with two sequels and penned her first erotic novel in 2014. She is currently in the process of turning A Thug's Redemption into an independent film and working on her 7th novel which will be released Summer of 2016.
About her book: Obsessive Intimacies
Monogamy was not Markel's strongest suit with the woman he referred to his as his right hand lady. During the first five years of his relationship with Tierra, Markel had an insatiable appetite for a variety of women, having numerous affairs while thinking Tierra was none the wiser. Unbeknownst to him, Tierra was well aware of his adulterous activities and decided to indulge in her own sweetest payback by seeking comfort in the arms of his best friend, giving into the age old ideology that what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
Though Markel at one point changed his cheating ways, a new temptation crosses his path and he reverts back to his scandalous ways. Not willing to sit idly by while Markel continuously disrespects their marriage, Tierra begins and affair of her own, introducing problems neither one of them anticipated having. From road rage to fist fights, to a racist father of Markel's white mistress, these affairs quickly spiral out of control, as a deadly obsession is formed in the end. A cross between "Jungle Fever" and "Fatal Attraction," and filled with steamy, wild and erotic sex scenes, Obsessive Intimacies is sure to grab onto you from the first page and not let you go until the very last sentence!
May 31st, 2016
Have you ever been put in a compromising position? One where you had to battle between what the heart wants and what your mind needs? Erica battled with the daunting decision of which vital organ she should follow, and allow to lead her love life. Her past relationship with David, better known as D-Rock to her boyfriend of six months, is one she wishes she could erase from her life all together. With a half-guarded heart and fear of letting Meechi completely in, she begins to second guess the love she has for him.
Mellow and copacetic, Meechi takes things slow with Erica. Aware of the hurt and agony her ex has caused, he becomes the man she needs. Seemingly set in his ways, Meechi had never been the idea candidate for partnership, but once meeting Erica he became a romantic thug. After he laid his charm on thick, Erica is like puddy in his hands –or so he thought. With as many losses as he has taken from her ex man, Meechi was certain that this won’t be classified as another. But, as it’s been told, “The heart wants what it wants.”
In this page turning spin-off from Speechless: When Love Hurts, series, BriAnn reintroduces the beloved couple. With both parties dealing with situations from their past, trust becomes the missing component in their relationship. The two worlds brought together accidentally, flourish into something beautiful. Can the so called “enemies” overcome their threatening pastimes, or will they allow the guilt of their reunion compromise what could be the greatest love story ever told?
AUTHOR OF THE DAY: Rita M Dorsey
Evangelist Rita began attaining certificates of achievement and completion for various areas of Biblical and Theological Studies in September 2007.
In May 2008 Evangelist Rita was ordained the first Deaconess of ”The True Church of Christ For Sinners Only " under the Leadership of Elder Raleigh Medley.
In November 2011, Evangelist Rita was given the invitation and opportunity to preach her first trial sermon outside of her home church entitled “There are Giant's in The Land."
In June of 2013, she received her Certification in Christian Counseling from Evangel Cathedral Central Bible School, located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Having ministered to a variety of people, Evangelist Rita has a unique anointing when it comes to teens and young adult females. Her community involvement with these ladies has been a growing asset to the ministry that God has appointed unto her.
In 2012 Evangelist Rita assisted "Hands of Hope" with an abstinence program where she facilitated a class on abstinence to Middle School Students at MacArthur Middle School in Fort Meade, Maryland.
Evangelist Rita aspires to help Teens/Young Women to see Jesus clearly as the Loving Father that he is and bring them to an awareness, healing and point of restoration through the power of the Word of God. Rita is the founder of "Naomi's Daughter, Sister Ruth Inc" an Outreach Ministry dedicated to Inspire and Encourage Women in Their Spiritual Walk through Biblical Principles, and Mentoring.
Evangelist Rita is also the proud mother of three wonderful boys Maurice, Marco, and Marcus Washington. They reside in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
About her book: Who Told You, You Were Naked? Overcoming The Lies We Believe"
In Rita Dorsey’s first literary accomplishment, “Who Told You, You Were Naked” she gives the true account of how she overcame the lies and deception of the enemy concerning her purpose, her conquering of sexual impurity and her embracing God’s destiny for her life!
J.B. Vample is married and lives in Philadelphia. She attended college at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and works as a Lead Time Entry Analyst. Her first love is and has always been writing. The concept of her current book series came to her in her late high school years. Since then, she has dreamed that readers would one day fall in love with her characters and their stories. After years of writing only for herself, she finally decided to share her work with the world. "College Life 101: Freshman Orientation" which was published December 2015, is her first published book and book one of a nine book series called "The College Life series." Aside from writing, she enjoys martial arts, reading and listening to music.
About her book: College Life 102: Social Learning
With their first college semester behind them, Sidra Howard, Chasity Parker, Malajia Simmons, Alexandra Chisolm and Emily Harris return to Paradise Valley University with the hopes that this semester will come with less drama. Those hopes are shattered as the new semester's events begin to unfold. The closer this group gets, the more they hang out. This takes money; money that Alex simply doesn’t have. Between trying to keep up with her friends financially, and maintaining her basic college expenses, Alex is desperate to make ends meet and for the first time in her life, she resents her situation. Tired of being criticized for missing out on all things fun, and hoping to avoid spending another semester break at home; Emily takes a chance and lies to her overprotective mother in order to get away for spring break. The consequences of her actions are more than she bargained for.
The girls’ determination to keep Chasity from staying to herself this semester, is working on the loners’ last nerve. Trying to keep the intrusive group at arm’s length is proving to be just as difficult as trying to keep her growing attraction to Jason Adams from getting the best of her. It doesn’t help that the handsome football star makes no attempts at slowing down his pursuit of her. Already on edge; when the campus trouble maker Jackie Stevens makes it known that she has it out for her; Chasity, not being one to back down, feeds into the drama. Tensions between Chasity and Jackie come to a head and Sidra gets caught in a nasty crossfire. Enraged, a planned retaliation occurs, landing the girls in a situation that has the potential to ruin their lives.
The girls realize that their second semester is proving to be a lot tougher than the first and if they ever want to finish out their freshman year; they must put aside petty differences and stick together more than ever.
Kenya Rivers started writing at the tender age of ten penning songs, poems and short stories. Kenya was a shy daydreamer who used her imagination to create the many stories she was able to see so vividly. She won area writing contests that fueled her desire to put those thoughts on paper. With this new found passion Kenya was able to share her love with the world through writing. She was born in Chicago and raised in California. Kenya graduated and studied to become a nurse at El Camino College.
During those following years she was diagnosed with Hypertension and Graves diseases and Chronic Migraines and a Pituitary Brain Tumor that affected her vision in 2006. Kenya was treated with serval different medications to shrink the tumor but, it was not successful. In 2007, she underwent brain surgery and it was a success.
In 2010, Kenya put her pen back to use and began writing her first story destined for the publishing world. Endless Nights, her first novel was release in 2014. Kenya doesn’t conform to one specific genre. She encompasses the reality of her life. She keeps the stories as true as they are given to her and lets her readers into her inner self putting her vulnerability on display.
In December 2012 Kenya was diagnosed with Leukemia (Blood and Bone Marrow Cancer), Fibromyalgia, which put her in a severe depression, and anxiety that took control of her body. Despite everything that she has endured in her life, Kenya continues to push through it all, as she fights every day and works hard to stay strong for her and her family. She stays focused in her writing as she uses it to inspire others. Kenya’s upcoming adult novel is entitled, Dangerously Obsessed.
About her book, Dangerously Obsessed
Angela Moore is a successful, independent woman with beauty inside and out. Growing up in a stable home, she has everything she ever wanted and more. Angela wasn’t looking for love, but somehow she ended up falling in love with a man, that swept her off her feet. When things couldn’t get any better, an unexpected surprise surfaced into their relationship. When an ex-fiancée comes back into the picture, her world is turned upside down as drama begins to unfold.
Ryan Nelson has it all. He’s a million dollar man that every woman wants. However, his love life went downhill when he was betrayed by his ex-fiancée. It’s been two years and he has moved on with his life. With a new love interest, he couldn’t be happier. That is until his ex-fiancée became his worst nightmare.
Tiffany Landers is one mad woman with only one thing on her mind “DEATH”. She is determined to get what was hers, and to get the woman that came between her and her king. After all these years, she is still in love with Ryan Nelson. She has planned and plotted, putting everything into motion, and she won’t stop until she gets what she wants.
Visit her website: http://www.authoresskrivers.com/
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