Bria Madge (Aka Bri Deshai) is a 24 year old author born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. Her pen name actually comes from her childhood nick name and middle name combined. Bri Deshai used to sneak and read some of her aunt’s Zane books that she tried to hide from her. When her aunt passed away, she decided to share her works in hopes that she can inspire other authors to share their dreams. At the age of 15, Bri Deshai went from being an avid reader to writing her first book that was later published in 2018. As she continues to grow as an author, she hopes to become a household name and never forget where she came from.
Darlene graduated from University of Detroit Mercy with an undergraduate degree in Communications/Journalism. She interned at WJBK Fox 2 Detroit and earned her Marketing Certificate from Davenport University. She is working towards a Master's degree in Business Administration. Darlene writes both adult fiction and children’s books and is a member of the Motown Writers’ Network.
B’Shone was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and raised on the short end of the Hyde Park neighborhood, in North Memphis. He graduated from Fairley High School, and attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri and LeMoyne -Owen College, in Memphis.
As a young man, B’Shone succumbed to the allure of street life. Soon, he found himself hanging with the wrong crowd, and his inability to walk away from trouble landed him in prison. With nothing but time on his hands, he started reading Street Literature, and became a major fan. It was not long before he realized, that many of the stories he was reading, were similar to his real-life experiences. With this in mind, he decided to throw his hat in the ring and enter the world of Urban Fiction. He became a “penhandler” and started hustling his writing talents by putting his knowledge of street life and his ability to create compelling stories to the test. His hard work and determination were manifested in his first literary efforts, Wrong Side of the Lake, Everybody Wants Her, The Evil Side of Her, Tangled in a Lover’s Web (co-authored with China) and coming soon; B’ Shone…How It All Started.
B’Shone resides in Memphis, Tennessee, and when he is not writing, he spends his time ministering and motivating children to break the glass ceiling, and to pursue their dreams.
He is a licensed barber, and in his neighborhood, his barber shop doubles as a safe haven, where he provides hot and cold meals to the homeless and hungry. Also, he selflessly gives his time, talents, and money to the elderly and others in need.
Barbara Davis is a native Oklahoman and a retired U.S. Air Force veteran. She is the mother of two beautiful daughters. Alhough her first baby girl was stillborn, she was blessed six years later with another beautiful baby girl. Motherhood has been her greatest accomplishment to date.
Writing Pieces of Us, has been another one of her accomplishments. Writing was always a cathartic experience for her. She would conjure up stories and poems to express how she felt and how she viewed the world. Over the years, Barbara accumulated several poems and short stories and would often share them with anyone who would listen. After retiring with over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, she decided it was time to gather a collection of her best poems and self-publish her first book. In 2016, Pieces of Us was published. She has recently transitioned from poetry to writing short stories and is currently working on a book of shorts titled Shattered Pieces. The projected publication date is June 2021.
Barbara holds a M.S. in Information Systems Management and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems, both of which have afforded her the opportunity to become an adjunct professor at one of Oklahoma’s two-year colleges. She currently work as a Computer Scientist for the U.S. Air Force.
About her book
Pieces of Us Poetry and Pearls for the bold, broken, and beautiful, is much more than your typical collection of poetry, each piece is based on a real-life subject in which I eloquently scribed to evoke a heart-to-heart connection with my readers. I take my readers on a vivid journey through joy, pain, triumph, and tragedy. My intent is for my collection to encourage and inspire the bold, broken, and beautiful among us.
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana he has claimed Houston as his home. Darine shares a unique writing style that tends to pull the reader into his world. He tries to put the reader in the characters shoes by using everyday situations and events that the reader can truly relate to. His timely humor and sharp wit comprised with a thought-provoking message tends to grasp the reader’s attention and keeps it throughout the entire book. He is a Navy veteran and graduate of the University of Houston-Victoria with a BA in Information Systems.
Bayou Drama – Love in the City: Many stories of love and dram filled the Bayou City’s air. Bayou Drama is a collection of short but intense stories told in five different points of view.
Michael is an emotionally charged husband caught in a tangled web of confusion and deceit. He is feverishly in love with his wife of fifteen years but she takes his love for granted and puts career before marriage. Can Michael accept his wife's decision or will he be tempted by another and bring even more drama in an already strained equation.
Alice is a woman who has it all; a career, her independence, and a sincere confidence of who she is. No man can tame her and she feels no man will until she meets Greg a shy but confident man who knows what he wants in his life as well as his relationship. When the two meet sparks fly but has Alice truly met her match? Or has Greg bit off more than he can chew?
Shonda a newbie to the Houston area looking for love and a new start allows her to meet Tony a very comical employee who is taken by her charm and her beauty. Shonda is intrigued with his honesty and humor as well as his ...appetite. Can they live happily ever after or will drama intervene one more time in this seemingly modern day fairytale.
These compelling stories in Bayou Drama will grip your heart; making you laugh, cry and fight for the lovers. In the end, you will view your relationships and the drama surrounding them in a new light.
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Shana Burton, a native of Macon, Georgia, is the best-selling author of the critically-acclaimed Flaws series (Flaws and All, Flaw Less, Flawfully Wedded Wives, and Flawbulous); a memoir, Note to Self: The Diary of a Divorcee; and Georgia Author of the Year (GAYA) Best Fiction nominated book, First Comes Love. She was also nominated for a GAYA award for Flaws and All. Her tenth book, Kiss and Tell, was released in 2020.
Synopsis for Kiss & Tell- Closed doors don’t always keep secrets...
Alexis Woodford fled Charlotte, NC, stripping herself of mistakes and regrets holding her captive from the drama-free life she longed for. With her skeletons tucked discreetly in the confines of her new home on Bald Head Island, Alexis forges on, guilt free…and smitten with her neighbor – scrumptious actor Roan Carter.
Impossibly addicted to the benefits of bachelor life on Bald Head’s beachfront community, Roan Carter inexplicably finds himself caught up in monogamy with feisty Alexis, quickly romancing and pledging forever to his stunning bride in a seaside wedding void of the Hollywood frills he left behind. But when his past crashes the honeymoon, will Roan lose the love of his life forever…or will it be Alexis’s own indiscretions which pull them apart?
CaTyra is the author of Professionalism, What's That, Dear August, Love August (a personal poetry compilation), Keep This In Mind: What Black Women Think About (a journal for Black women) and Editor Knows Best, a 101 guide for literary professionals/creatives interested in editing. She is also the CEO of Love for Words, an editing boutique for CEO authors.
She is the Creator/Hostess of Editor Knows Best, an international writing and editing podcast for literary professionals. She founded Writer's Paradise, a writing forum for authors and writers. She is also the founder of Mochachocolate, a trademark brand that celebrates, uplifts, and empowers dark skinned girls and women across the globe.
She is a Rochester Business Journal Forty Under 40 Honoree. CaTyra enjoys traveling, going to concerts, slam poetry, and going to the beach.
About her book
Dear August, Love August is a collection of emotional, thought-provoking, and humorous poetry, quotes, and monologues. You will get a glimpse into the spirit, heart, and mind of August Love.
August Love is the type of person who loves spending time with friends one on one or small groups yet jumps at the opportunity to deliver a presentation or give a speech. She is socially selective but loves to network. She has zero tolerance for cliques, ass kissing, and phony people.
She is a creative and innovate leader who occasionally reads her poems at open mics. She volunteers her time to create platforms for Black people. She is committed to black empowerment, black pride, black excellence, and black progress.
August’s hobbies include traveling, patronizing and promoting Black businesses, and spending time with friends and family.
This is August Love’s first publication but certainly not her last.
J. Asmara is the CEO of Elite Professionals Publishing and a bestselling author of several works of fiction to include erotica, suspense, and drama. The Beaufort, South Carolina native's author journey began in 2014 when she explored her passion for writing through her self-published debut novella, When It Raynes. Since then J. Asmara's catalog includes the When It Raynes trilogy, the Virtually Challenged trilogy, And Then There Were Two, Enough, Exotic Fruit, Situationz: Love, Lust, & Lies, Blood Money, and a children’s book entitled Makayla And Friends: The Key To Imagination City.
J. Asmara's unique writing style has garnered her national attention, as well as placed her in the UBAWA'S Top 100 Authors of 2017. J Asmara enjoys public speaking where she is able to connect with her readers and share from the heart, her own personal journey, as well as encourage others to discover their passion and follow their purpose.
About her book:
Sometimes you don’t choose the streets, the streets choose you. The streets had been Omari “O” Sullivan’s playground since he was a teenager. Loyalty meant everything to him, so he kept his circle small. That along with his ruthless behavior is what kept him on top. Shit gets real for O and his crew when they go to war against an unsuspected kingpin. Can the crew survive when boundaries are crossed and shots are fired? O quickly learns the lesson that all money ain’t good money, and the debt you repay could be with blood.
Born in Akron, Ohio, I was raised on the north side of Columbus. I am a loving wife and mother to 5 and now I’ve taken on the role of authorship. I was always known to have a wild imagination, however I didn't begin to put my pen to paper until I was about ten years old, which was still more of a hidden talent. Over the years, I would get little bursts of energy and a nagging to write but it wasn't until my early twenties, that the nagging I once felt became more of a necessity to create stories and I haven’t looked back since. I’m ready to share my creative world with the real world, so embark on this journey with me as we take a ride through my mind.
About her book
You ever been pulled in two different directions? Your heart is pulling you down the right path, but your mind is right there making you look left. Greatness finds herself stuck in a love triangle. Leaving Genesis in the past has been hard, but Cashius makes it easier to let go. Will the pressure make Greatness into the Diamond she is meant to be, or will too much pressure cause her to crack?
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