Terrie Branch is a Hampton Virginia native. She is a published author of several books, one with Authorhouse Publishing "The Game. . .From A Woman's Perspective. " The “Gotta Be Sheisty” series was published under author Kiki Swinson K&S Publications, in 2015. She was blessed to write a short story along with a group of other authors for an anthology called, "A Hood Summer Night's Dream,” which was released in April 2016. ,Choose Your Poison and Mr CEO will be released Summer 2016 under Author Shaunta Kenerly, Kenerly Presents Publications who also relaunched the "Gotta Be Sheisty” series. Terrie is also a poet. In August 5 2015 she copyrighted the Poem Head Tucked behind my hands
Her novels placed in the top 10 on Amazon: Amazon Best Seller Fiction Anthologies March 2016 and Amazon Best Seller Fiction Anthologies and Literature Collections March 2016.
She was recently chosen as one of (UBAWA) Urban Authors Top 100 best authors 2015. In the February 2016 issue, Pen’Ashe magazine featured an advertisement for her literary skills. Writer’s Digest will release a new publication, Writer's Market August 2016 in which quotes from author Terrie L. Branch will be featured.
She takes pride in being a mother to her two sons while walking by faith & standing and believing in God’s word. She is forever grateful for having so much support from her loving and soon to be husband. She has spoken at many conferences and events. Walking by faith, Terrie’s vision has now been birthed for over 30 years. Currently, Terrie is an entrepreneur, professional hair stylist, licensed barber and instructor, and a mentor to many throughout the Hampton Roads area. She has been featured in international hair magazines throughout the years, Sophistcate’s Black Hair Mag, Sherise Magazine, Hair in Motion, Extreme Magazine, Black Passion Magazine, Barber Passion Magazine, and Tha Look Magazine. She became a member of the Hampton Roads Writer's Association in March 2016.
Through her many accomplishments, Terrie also started her own Cosmetic line, SheerBoss Cosmetics, in 2014. On top of her busy schedule, she took interest in becoming a Commissioned Notary Public and Home Staging and Interior Designing. She has also worked as a freelance makeup artist in 2010 for MAC Cosmetics. Terrie's life motto is, “I can do all things through Christ whom strengthens me!”
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About her book, Gotta Be Shiesty
Shelley Paige is a well-established attorney with everything going for her until her ex-boyfriend Jake comes back into her life.
He will do everything in his power to tear up her home life even if it means to sacrifice her well-being.
Unfortunately for Shelley, Jake isn't the only one that wants to see Shelley lose everything she has built. So who will be the last one standing?
Hello everyone. My name is Stephen Browder and I'm kicking off Heat Block Publications with my debut novel Every Ounce You Got To Give, which is available on Kindle Unlimited. I've been writing for 12 years now and wanted to take the time to learn the intricacies of this business before publishing because I'm someone who likes to produce literature my own way without anyone impeding my literary progress, for the purposes of marketing. I'm a fond believer in writing what you love and finding a way to market it afterwards. So that's my aim. I just want to be original and most importantly, I want to be remembered when it's all said and done as someone who creates timeless pieces that will entertain you as well as enlighten you.
About his book, Every Ounce You Got To Give
A Love To Die For
Similar to a hunting lion at the first signs of weakness, Saint Matthews, patiently stalks his prey. Callous and always calculated in his approach, this man wants nothing less than to devour you completely. But a cannibal, he is not. Saint much rather prefers that you do all of the dirty work yourself, prodded by tactful ploys and mental maneuvering on his behalf, designed to break your will and absolve your ability to fight him off before it was too late to save yourself.
Equipped with natural charisma and a thorough education in both the fields of psychology and sociology, this sadistic savant knows how to push the right buttons in you. But how will he respond once he finally has a face-to-face encounter with a person who has nothing to lose and enough fight in them to challenge him in ways that he could never imagine.
M'Hogany was born the middle child of 3 and is the 3rd oldest grandchild of 39. She is a singer, songwriter and arranger, aunt of 6, and former US Soldier. As a quiet child, she found solace in putting thoughts out on paper letting her creative mindset roam free.
“From kindergarten until high school, I was talked about heavily due to my skin complexion. I would hear, ‘You're a pretty black girl, don't let anyone else tell you that,’ though I never had a problem with my skin color. I would also hear kids call me black or ask why I was dark. My mother would say baby you're not black/dark brown you're mahogany, of which M'Hogany derived.”
Between the ages of 8 and 12, poetry was M’Hogany’s area of expression. Never writing anything down, she would create poems off the top of her head. During this time, her mother was approached with an offer to have her poetry published. She declined.
“At 12 years old, what child is interested in publishing poetry. I just did it because I could. And I was good at it. But it was my way of putting words together to express what adults wouldn't let children express in a conversation” says M’Hogany.
Little did she know that years later publishing would be presented to her once more.
“I had a vision at my grandmother's bedside during her ailment of my completed book being dedicated to her. Two weeks after that vision, October 6th, she passed.”
In the wake of her grandmother's passing, M'Hogany decided to incorporate her grandmother's legacy with her writing. Her grandmother was not only the first lady of her church, but she was the head musician.
“Singing or doing something musically was NOT an option, so I wanted to incorporate that in everything I write. You'll get to hear the emotion the characters encounter.”
In the church realm, her grandmother was well known for her singing and her teachings.
“I had to continue on this journey my granny knew I started. I was named after her because I look like her, so I feel I have to let her legacy live through me.”
M'Hogany has also contributed to the Literary Lounge magazine created by Tracie Holmes. Author M'Hogany Re-Released Sinful Secrets February 2015 and Sinful Secrets II is to drop nearing end of Summer 2015. If you haven't read Sinful Secrets, grab your copy quickly and get caught up in sin!
About her book, Sinful Secrets
Symone Johnson, a 29 female Dr. Phil, is a well-known and successful counselor who thrives on helping troubled couples. With her simple approach, “Confess, Assess, and Address, then you can eliminate stress” With two sisters married and with children, Symone faces the hardships of an overbearing mother whom takes it upon herself to play cupid with her life and won't take no for an answer. Dating for Symone isn't easy either, then again it never is for the daughter of a prominent pastor. Her life is under a magnifying glass being a member of the First Family. Every step she makes is scrutinized and judged, and she has to make daddy look good at all times. When a forbidden love ensues, will Symone follow the word of GOD and live according to her overbearing parents, or will she follow the beat of her heart? No matter the choice, things are about to get real in the Johnson compound!
Yasheca is a native of Troy, New York, but has also lived in Albany, NY, Schenectady, NY and Washington, D.C. Yasheca has loved to read all genres of books and write poetry since attending Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School as a young child. As a teenager attending Doyle Middle School in Troy, New York, is where she began writing poetry and song lyrics inspired by the street flow and lyrics of Rhythm and Blues and Hip Hop music. However, life had a different plan and she put aside her aspirations in order to raise her three children. Reading “A Hustler’s Wife” by Nikki Turner encouraged her to begin writing again and go after her dream of having the world read her work. The support of family and friends encouraged her to complete her first novel.
Through life’s trials and tribulations she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She currently works for the State of New York. When she is not working on her second and third novels she is spending time with her four grandchildren.
About her book, The Heart Don't Lie- Jewels' Dilemma
Jewels is an around-the-way girl who prides herself on being the sexiest amongst her crew. Black, is her tall, dark, and handsome lover. Loving a man like Black, whom she found in her bed with another woman, can make any woman feel insecure. Playing the cards she’s dealt, Jewel’s plays the field herself. However, when her curiosity towards LaShaun comes out of nowhere, things take an unexpected twist. Soon, LaShaun is determined to make Jewels her wife by any means necessary.
Trying to fight off her urge to be with women, Jewels still has sexual escapades with her ex-lover, Black. When Black is not available, Jewels uses her closest friend, Summer, as a good replacement orally, with Jewels always being on the receiving end. She soon finds that nothing is safe, not even her sexuality, as Jewels figures out whom she really wants and who has her back.
The Heart Don’t Lie: Jewel’s Dilemma, becomes a roller coaster ride full of twists and suspense, as the unveilings of adultery, murder, sex, and drugs begin to consume Jewels’ almost perfect world.
Stepping into her teenaged years she began to notice the books she was reading while very creative did not depict the environment around thus a writer was born. The nickname Prince came about from class mates due to Zane being very popular around the time and dubbed the Queen of erotica with Zane's steamy stories was skyrocketing through their classmates and Kendra Spencer at the tender age of fourteen also writing vivid sex scenes Prince came forth. While the nickname is derived from a young adults standpoint Kendra Spencer still strives to be known one day as major heavy hitter in the erotic fiction genre. When Prince is not reading or writing you can find her working with individuals that have developmental disabilities or engaged in a semi professional women’s football game where she is a proud athlete #33 of the Cincinnati Sizzle, the 2016 USWFL national champion.
About her book, Players Ball
Players Ball, the soaked panties and dripping wet sequel follows the fans choice character picking up where the last book ended. Life is short and T saw firsthand how playing games can be hazardous to one's health. Boasting many woman the exploits of T will make you pant in wanton need and will keep you in stitches as T tries to understand what one woman can do for her that multiple can't.
Why is the Black Lives Matter Movement important to you?
The BLM movement is important to me because I am Sandra Bland. Trayvon, Tamir and countless others are my brothers; we are each other. No one is exempt from the persecution and injustice being dished out no matter what caliber of life you are at. We must stand together and we must hold those accountable. If we don't stand for something we will fall for anything.
About her book, Bound by Eden
Jana is a single mother who has overcome poverty, abandonment issues, and being a teen mom. Taking care of her son has always been her number one priority in life.
When she is finally able to send him off to college and continue down the journey of life she has set for herself, destiny throws her a curve ball.
Gabriel, an angel who has been looking forward to the moment he could change history his entire existence, gets exactly what he’s been waiting for the moment Jana steps into Heaven. Watching over Jana her entire life has never been enough for Gabriel, but her being so close has never been more difficult.
Though they have free will, their destinies have fated them for lives much greater than they could have imagined.
Satan’s minions have been awaiting Jana’s arrival, and have been trying to snatch her from heaven. If she makes one wrong move, she will endanger Heaven, and Earth.
Will Gabriel and Jana follow the angel of destiny, and make the right decision? Or will their fates be to end all mankind?
Stacey Fenner born December 1, 1970 and raised in New Haven, Connecticut is the youngest of three. She relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 1999 and resided there for a year before relocating to Baltimore Maryland to care for her parents with her two daughters. Overcoming many trials and tribulation, Stacey has been writing since she was 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 that field, her passion is writing. Her writing career is focused on writing novels about relationships. Her first book, “A Toxic Love Affair,” published on April 24, 2015, landed her in the #37 spot on the Woman’s Urban Best Selling list. Her sequel, Part 2 to the novel landed her in the #24 spot on the UBAWA’s list closing out the year 2015! She currently released her finale, A Toxic Love Affair 3 & The Commandments of a female Hustler that are currently on the rise! Be on the lookout as this author plans to take her writing career to the next level.
About her book, The Commandments of a Female Hustler
Meet the well-known trio, Lala, Binky and Jay, who been rocking and rolling together since their childhood days. Raised in the projects these three had only one thing on their minds, the come up! These ladies will show you how to use what you got to get what you want!
What starts out as ‘may the best woman win’ ends in a rage of jealousy, dividing the three. After such a betrayal, can their relationship be fixed? What happens when the commandments are no longer followed? One will find love, one will end up behind bars, and one’s mind is sick and twisted!
Swift, Jock, and Moose have the east side of Baltimore locked down with the drug game, but stuff gets twisted when there’s a murder involved. When relationships fail, sex, lies and love take over. Their loyalty towards one another will be tested in the worst way. Rivals will meet, love will be found and hearts will be changed as the hustler game is taken to a whole new level of disrespect!
Who will be the sell out?
Why is the Black Lives Matter Movement important to you?
Black Lives Matter Movement is important to me because I am a Black woman. There are so many injustices of this world growing every day because of the prejudices that lie within. As a black race we need to stand up and continue the great works of the late Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, just to name a few. We need to see a change in law enforcement, our communities, and equal opportunity. Our justice system has failed the Black race. We will no longer keep our mouths shut and brush it under the rug. Change needs to happen and I stand by the movement.
Onyxx is a contemporary romance novelist from Chicago who enjoys writing about those topics not commonly discussed within the realm of romantic fiction.
A true believer in the "Alpha-Female" majority of Onyxx's releases have a strong female lead character. Being one to love controversy, Onyxx has penned The Mistress Trilogy to shed light on the often misunderstood world of BDSM. Parts 1 & 2 are currently available and the finale should be forthcoming later this year.
Additionally, Onyxx has penned 2 standalone novels that are guaranteed to spice up your library.
Why is the Black Lives Matter Movement important to you?
The movement is important to me because as a woman of color and the mother of a man of color I feel it is important to recognize the gravity of the recent shift in universal forces. The society in which we live in has gotten progressively worse and it's view of Black people as a whole has degenerated to a point in which the lives of our people hold no value whatsoever and that needs to change and change soon as we are definitely on the brink of a mass extinction.
K.F. Johnson is a Queens, New York native residing in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child, she habitually failed to make curfew before the street lights lit. Consequently, she had plenty of time to hone her writing skills while on punishment and continued to develop her talent later while obtaining a B.A. in Psychology at Spelman College. In 2012, she published her first book for her social media friends and family to see. To her surprise, it went viral, repeatedly reaching #1 on Amazon's top 100 for its genre. With her new fan base cheering for more, this mother and wife has blossomed into a witty and cunning author, penning spicy, realistic and deadly tales of African American Romantic Suspense.
About her book, When I’m Bad, I’m Better
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and in this present-day drama, neither was the facade these four cousins expended a lifespan constructing. They say good girls finish last…but when they're bad, they're better!
Valerie's just recovered from a career ending accident when her fiancé adds insult to injury by cheating on her with her closest relative. Devastated, angry, and now financially strapped, she’s ready to break all the rules...or is she?
Yasmin's a successful attorney whose failing marriage has left a void that only a side romance has been able to fill. When a crime unexpectedly turns her life upside down, decisions will have to be made...or they'll be made for her.
Vanessa's an aspiring singer who's tired of living in the shadow of her identical twin's success. She's not getting any younger, success doesn’t come cheap and fame costs!
Amina's a beautiful bombshell who uses what she’s got to get what she wants; but she’s harboring seedy secrets that are anything but pretty. As skeletons begin to resurface, she needs them dead and buried...before she is.
Why is the Black Lives Matter Movement important to you?
As a black woman, mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend of other black people, the Black Lives Matter Movement is important to me because we’re living in a society where murders are being justified by the color of the perpetrator’s skin. All lives SHOULD matter, but unfortunately, there have been stipulations placed on when black lives matter, and this is dangerous.
C.L Lowry is an award-winning novelist and short-story writer, with no bounds. Along with writing suspenseful novels for mature audiences, he blogs and speaks about current social issues in America. C.L. Lowry spent over eight years in law-enforcement and uses his experience and education to demand his readers’ attention with realistic scenarios throughout his stories. This was demonstrated in his debut book, The Black Badge: Confessions of Corruption (which won an award for best book under the Anthologies/Compilation’s category at the 2016 New York Book Festival).
C.L. Lowry was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with family roots that lead back to the beautiful island of Barbados, West Indies. He is also a graphic-designer and children’s author, writing under the name Chris McClean. His passion for teaching children about safety began in 2008 when he joined the Philadelphia Police Department. C.L. Lowry created the CrimeFighters: Defenders of Justice for children readers, giving them a group of diverse heroes that teach safety lessons. In 2012, Lowry left the Philadelphia Police Department to become the first and only African-American Police Officer in a small township in the Philadelphia suburbs. For years, he has worked with communities to end violence and is currently on a mission to help end police brutality.
If you have any questions, suggestions, complaints or want to volunteer as a beta reader and receive free advance-reading copies of new books, please email C.L. Lowry at CreedomPublishing@outlook.com. For more information on C.L. Lowry and book release dates visit www.creedompublishing.com.
About his book, The Black Badge
Have you ever wondered what truly goes on behind the closed doors of police departments?
C.L. Lowry kicks those doors down in his stories and exposes the dirty secrets that most people are scared to speak about. In this shocking novel, C.L. Lowry takes us on a journey through the lives of eight corrupt Philadelphia Police Officers as they are confronted with endless temptations.
These officers all took an oath to protect and serve the citizens of Philadelphia, but they used their authority and power for all the wrong reasons. None of them started off with evil intent, but one by one, they all were eventually involved in criminal acts ranging from slinging drugs to cold blooded murder.
The Black Badge stories are disturbing, erotic, suspenseful and deeply moving. They shine light on the dark temptations that millions of people struggle with every day, not just police officers. Hang on to the edge of your seat, and your stomach, as you get to know these heroes turned villains and enter the world of police corruption.
What is the Black Lives Matter Movement important to you?
To me, Black Lives Matter means much more than just a phrase. It is a demand for change and a continuous fight for equality. What started as a movement that stood up against police brutality has brought awareness to many more issues that go on in black communities across America. As many people know, there has been a ton of resistance to the movement and luckily several ignorant/racist individuals have been exposed through comments they made against the movement on several social media platforms. Attention has also been brought to companies and organizations who have discriminating views against blacks. Black Lives Matter has given black people the opportunity to realize the importance of supporting each other in everything we do. It is important to focus on black children, so they understand the risks that our people still face on a daily basis. We are now connected with black leaders, businesses, artists and more. Black Lives Matters is a movement I stand by and support to the fullest.
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