Tyanna Sha-Nay a Far Rockaway native has been writing since the age of thirteen and it wasn't until her senior year of high school that she and her friends decided that it would be a great time for her to write her own book after reading over 200 Urban Lit and Street Lit books. At twenty-two Tyanna published her debut book under Treasured Publications
Things are just heating up for Tyanna as she's working endlessly to produce great reads for the reading community. As a reader herself she hopes to connect with other authors to better perfect her craft and stay up to date with the newest releases. Still with everything coming full force the young authoress is eager to learn.
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At the wake of being kidnapped, Erin finds herself fighting for her life while questioning if it was all worth it in the name of love. Until that moment, all Erin had done was for Kymani. From going to prison, to accepting his daughter as her own; but will the love she has shown him be enough for him to push the limits to save her? Things under Kymani’s rule was seemingly fair. Everyone ate. But when greed found it’s way into his camp and forced some of his most trusted friends to do the unthinkable, his world is shaken. Kymani is too blinded by loyalty to see the snakes slither in his yard, but will he realize it, before it’s too late and he loses everything? Love and loyalties are tested and bonds are broken but that comes with the territory when putting your faith in a hustla.
Authoress Lady R is an author of a poetry book by the name of Deepest Thoughts. She is a 36 year old mother and adoptive mother of 6 boys. Her passion for writing grew over the years since the day her father left which is the name of the first poem in Deepest Thoughts. Lady R has been inspired by the late Maya Angelou. Also her favorite authors books to read is Joy Deja King and KiKi Swinson. She feels everybody has a story to tell and what other way to tell it but through writing. Lady R plans to bring as many Deepest Novels as possible and expand her writing skills further, with that being said her motto is "If you wanna be somebody, If you wanna go somewhere you better wake up and pay attention...
Authoress Lady R.
Stacey Fenner born December 1, and raised in New Haven, Connecticut is the youngest of three children. She relocated to Atlanta in 1999, resided there for a year and relocated to Baltimore Maryland to care for her parents with her two daughters. She has overcome many trials and tribulations and has been writing since a child as a way to express herself but never pursued her gift until 2008. Although she obtained her degree in accounting and currently works in the field her passion is writing. Her writing career is focused on writing novels about relationships. Her first book, A Toxic Love Affair was published on April 24, 2015 which landed her in the #37 spot on the Woman’s Urban Best Selling list. The three part series, A toxic Love Affair Part 2, & 3 were all in the top 10 best sellers list. Since then she has released The Commandments of a Female Hustler Part 1 &2, New Haven Ratchet Business Part 1&2, with Kiss 4 Kiss Cry 4 Cry collaboration with Author Christie Brown due to come out! This Author is taking her writing career to the next level!
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With no intentions of letting any of his women down, no other man can top the swag of Mr. Poncho. He is for sure putting it on the ladies. He can duck and dodge his way out of any situation and now that is being put to the test. Find out what happens when his lies become his truth and he finds himself planning two weddings at the same time. Chris tries her best to move on and suppress her feelings for Poncho. While the dating scene seems like the right thing to do to occupy her mind, she will find herself running into plenty of brick walls! Weak to Poncho and his long stroke, he’s coming on strong and has her believing that he’s been reformed to be everything that she has ever wanted in a man. Will she believe him and leave all her insecurities in the past? Liz and Tyson’s relationship is tested once again when friendships play a very big part. Tyson finds himself running in second place, while Liz is too consumed with her friends and not him. Will Liz choose her needy friends over Tyson or will she choose him? Rich tries his hardest to prove his love for Dominique and repair the marriage that he messed up, unfortunately it looks like he's in it by himself, and Dominique has already checked out. However, juggling his triangle of love affairs comes with unexpected surprises! Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse…
Jacqueline Stokes is a twenty-six years old author from New Orleans Louisiana, but currently lives in Lafayette. In 2008 She graduated from North Texas Job Crops with her high school diploma and painter licenses at the age of seventeen. In 2014 Jacqueline Stokes graduated from the University of Phoenix with her associates degree in psychology. She identifies her passion for writing at the age of eleven, by expressing her feeling on paper. After Hurricane Katrina she lost her passion for writing and gained another passion for reading at the age of fifteen. Over the years reading urban fiction books became her hobby. Facebook gave her an opportunity to network with different authors and find new books to read. In 2015 one author gave her the push she needed to start writing again, by telling her to freestyle a paragraph. That one paragraph turned into a book. August of 2015 Jacqueline Stokes was signed to Cachet Presents Publishing company. She spent months working hard on her first book. Jacqueline Stokes hard work has paid off her first book You Can’t Love Every Thug will be dropping March 24, 2016. Since then Jacqueline Stokes has changed publishing company. She is now signed to Racquel Williams Present and has published two more books and working on the third book. The first book published with Racquel Williams Presents is Boogie and Jaz: A New Orleans Love Affair and the second book is Boogie and Jaz: A New Orleans Love Affair .
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Now that the secret is out about Boogie and Jaz, where do Boogie and Bianca go from here? Bianca will struggle with the fact her husband is in love with another woman. She is willing to do anything to save her marriage, but is that enough to make Boogie stay with her?
Jaz is suffering from the loss of someone very close to her. On top of that, she has to deal with Boogie’s crazy wife playing the victim and him always running to her rescue. Now Jaz has to decide whether she’s willing to deal with Boogie continuing to run to Bianca rescue all the time or just let it go.
Boogie has a lot on his plate trying to please Bianca and Jaz, while trying to figure out who’strying to kill him. It seems like he just can’t get a break; someone on his team is a snake in the grass. Take a ride with Boogie, Bianca, and Jaz see which one Boogie will choose? With the pressure coming in from all sides, will Boogie fold or come out on top?
Angie Liddell born in Peoria Illinois, now residing in California. She is a newly published urban author, and the proud mother of two. She’s the author of the series, Tears of the Game and is highly involved in numerous community activities and volunteerism. You can reach Author Angie Liddell on Twitter @ Angie_theauthor, Instagram @ Author Angie Liddell and Facebook Fan Page @ Angie Liddell.
About her book, Tears Of The Game 2
James “JT” Thomas, head of the crime organization known as Tha Fam, thought that his decision to leave the street life behind after being release from prison and reconnecting with his father would bring peace to his chaotic lifestyle, but unforeseen drama from his mistress and old rivals resurface, forcing him to hold court in the grimy streets of East Oakland, California where loyalty is questionable.
In conclusion of the Tears Of The Game saga, JT’s beautiful wife Daesha, refusing to be a victim to his cheating ways this time around, decides it’s time to take matters into her own hands after finding out about his mistress Nakita. Her patience is tested as she’s force to prove how far she’s willing to go to save her family.
Will JT and Daesha ever find peace, or will they call it quits and chalk it up tears for the game?
E. N. Hardy was born and raised in Inkster, Michigan. Writing became a passion for her at a very young age, as an outlet, and as a means to deal with trying circumstances. She loves to write poetry, erotica, and in her own words "emotional fiction." Her style of writing evokes a plethora of emotions. The only thing that matters to her is the way you "feel" after reading her work. She enjoys a career in healthcare education, and does lots of reading in her spare time. Her all-time favorite author is V. C. Andrews, with Frank McCourt being a very close second. In 2012, she began working on her debut novel I Used To Cry, The Essence of Essence. She currently resides in the Metro Detroit area with her husband and four children. Her favorite phrase is:
“All I want to do, is make you feel.”
About her book, I Used To Cry, The Essence Of Essence
Based on true events, I Used To Cry The Essence of Essence is an epic coming of age novel that captivates the reader from beginning to end. An emotional tale chronicling the life of Essence, a young girl from the streets of Inkster, Michigan. She had it all. A good home, loving family and friends, beauty, and brains. When a traumatic turn of events changes her life forever, Essence is left emotionally crippled with a jaded perception of self, life, and love. For years her life is in shambles. She finds herself on a path of destruction fueled by pain, struggling to pick up the pieces. All she wants is to be loved, and accepted for who she is, but not even she knows the true answer to that question. Will she ever find what she's looking for? Take this journey with Essence as she discovers the true essence of herself.
UBAWA: Name 3 things about yourself readers may not know
EBONY: I own a CPR instruction business.
I truly enjoy helping others
I have an amazing testimony that now lies between the pages of my book.
UBAWA: What is your biggest inspiration?
EBONY: Knowing that my story has the propensity to help a lot of broken people heal.
UBAWA: What led up to you becoming an author?
EBONY: I've always loved to write, but once I reached a certain place in my life I realized that my own personal story may be able to help people get past some very challenging circumstances.
UBAWA: How would you describe your writing style?
EBONY: Vividly descriptive, evokes emotion.
UBAWA: What would you say is the most important thing an author should do before publishing his/her book?
EBONY: Have it edited, multiple times!
UBAWA: If you could go back and change one thing about your book, what would it be?
EBONY: Nothing at all.
UBAWA: When you’re not writing, what are you doing?
EBONY: Thinking of things to write!
UBAWA: How can readers and others in the literary community reach you?
EBONY: website: iamebwrites.com
G.P.A.(Greatest Poet Alive) aka James Gordon is an international award winning author and poet, as well as a champion storyteller. He has written books over several genres that include poetry, mystery, erotica, and children's lit. As James Gordon, he is a rising actor that can been seen on episodes of Empire, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Shameless.
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There are some relationships that end. This isn't one of them. Still Have a Thing for You is the continuing love story of James and Suga. They have become closer and experience love they didn't believe possible
James Fant is an award winning author who lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his lovely wife and two hilarious children. He received a degree in biology from College of Charleston and a master’s in business administration from Charleston Southern University. His love for literature was forged by the works of Eric Jerome Dickey, Walter Mosely, and Stephen King. He also finds inspiration from screenwriters Shonda Rhimes, Aaron Sorkin and Kurt Sutter. Literarily, James has always been drawn to intelligent yet imperfect characters and he writes novels with them in mind.
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Can a man and a woman be best friends without somebody catching feelings?
Travis Barber and Sade Styles are best friends of the opposite sex. Despite what everyone thinks, they are not getting busy...yet.
Co-owners of a popular barbershop/salon in named CoEd, Travis and Sade spend the bulk of their days together. But when Sade’s apartment lease runs out and Travis offers her the spare bedroom of his newly built house, will they end up sharing more than just the utilities?
This witty, fast-paced romance seeks to answer the question: can a man and a woman be best friends without crossing that fine line into the land of lovers. Best case scenario, nothing happens. Worst case scenario, they get to know each other a little too well and end up hating each other!
Are Travis and Sade making the best move for their friendship?
Joseph Israel was raised in West Point, Mississippi and is 39years old. He was a big hip hop fan as a child and like many others he started writing songs and poetry. After seeing that his hip hop dream was only going to be a dream, He began to look into other avenues that would suit his writing skills. He started writing screenplays hoping to sell them to a Hollywood agent. Once he started writing screenplays it made him want to write books. One he started on his first book, he didn’t look back.
About his book, Your Man Ain’t Me
Deonte’tercation between H saidd Ross is a 32year old bachelor in the prime of his life. He has no kids and all the freedom a man needs. He was in a long-term relationship that ended leaving him hurt and depressed, but after two years of healing he’s finally ready to get back in the dating game. Being a bachelor has its up and downs and so far everything has been up for Deonte’ but things will soon change. Playas can only play for so long until the game turns on them. Will Deonte’ survive the game?
Author Y. Deonna's first three novels all debuted as a #1 bestsellers in their category. She is a native of South Carolina and started pursuing her writing career while attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. However, Y. Deonna's love affair with books began when her first-grade teacher gave her a book that she cherishes to this day. Fascinated by how writers weave words into masterpieces, she knew she would one day do the same. It is her desire fuse together her passion for advocating for trauma survivors and her faith in God to build strong characters and powerful storytelling.
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Royale Chastain is the daughter of Virginia-based Bishop Grayling Chastain and Christian reality show celebrity Royce Chastain. She’s the quintessential preacher’s kid. She’s beautiful, poised, intelligent and a philanthropist. She works in the community is a mentor to the young girls attending her church and is working on an international non-profit to end child marriages.
So, what could possibly go wrong?
At twenty-three she’s ready to settle down with the love of her life, Matan. He is her happily ever after until an act of betrayal causes her to walk away from everyone. Her faith is tested, her life a complete mess and family destroyed. Feeling crushed, her anxiety attacks start back and she feels lost and alone. She wants to give up until she meets him.
Khan Masterson is from West Virginia and owns his own business. He has survived his mother’s murder and is doing his best to rise above the stigma that has attached itself to him ever since his father became a Klan member. Even though his father is participating in activities he doesn’t agree with, they still live together because Khan feels it’s his duty to help his father who suffers from a medical condition. He accepts life as it is until he meets what could be his forever.
One night on a dark road he meets the one woman who can change his entire world for the better. She is beautiful, broken, and black, and yet she is everything he needs. However, love is never easy, even this kind of love. As the two grow closer, their relationship is challenged by their pasts. Will their love be able to survive, or will they succumb to the hate and distrust that threatens their kind of love?
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