Monday, October 29, 2012

Uncovered by Shenette Jones

After 5 years of marriage, Minister Stephanie Hall’s patience wears thin with her husband’s disinterest in sexual intimacy. With her desire for closeness and attention causing her faith to plummet, Stephanie fights an inner struggle of beauty and self-acceptance as her desperate need to be adored grows out of control…
Markus Hall wishes his past would go away, but the haunting events of his childhood years keep him distant from his wife Stephanie, and her constant requests for sex only push him away and remind him of the very things he’d rather forget. When his boss calls upon Markus to tutor his stunningly gorgeous daughter for her college classes, he can’t resist such a tempting offer, feeling needed and important each time the beautiful tutorial student looks into his eyes…
Suspecting that the relationship between her husband and the Indian beauty is more intimate than it seems, Stephanie decides to take matters into her own hands: weary with prayer, she abandons her faith and finds gratification in the arms of Matthew King, a church member’s husband…
With Markus and Stephanie’s healing seemingly too far to reach, they both find themselves searching for anything that resembles true love; however, in the pursuit of their new passion, the troubled spouses soon find themselves uncovered in a bitter storm of infidelity.
Will this God fearing couple return to their faith and mend their brokenness…?
Shenette Swann Jones is a native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but will always claim Memphis, Tennessee, as her second home. Coming from a family of talented singers and musicians, music has always played a first role in Shenette’s life, but writing would always remain her most treasured gift among her other talents. When Shenette wasn’t singing or choreographing a dance routine,she would escape to her many journals or poetry clubs, and eventually even a newspaper staff or two. From music to writing, her passion for life shines in every multifaceted direction she takes.
Today, Shenette is a motivational speaker, a community activist, an incredibly diverse vocalist, and a new novelist. The year 2010 sawShenette’s first published work in “Home Again; Stories of Restored Relationships”, a heartwarming anthology by award winning author Wanda B. Campbell. Since then, Shenette has perfected her craft as a writer in order to produce her first novel, Uncovered.
When she isn’t blogging, journaling, or creating another story, Shenette enjoys taking an aggressive stand in the community against domestic violence and sexual assault. She also advocates strongly for youth education rights and racial relations within her community.
After 13 years of marriage and two wonderful sons, Shenette is thoroughly excited to return to writing full-time and hopes to use her imagination as a tool of inner healing, self-reflection, and a great source of entertainment for others.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Final Four

The Final Four
Paul Volponi

  • Reading level:
     Ages 12 and up
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670012645
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670012640

  • Four players with one thing in common: the will to win

    Malcolm wants to get to the NBA ASAP. Roko wants to be the pride of his native Croatia. Crispin wants the girl of his dreams. M.J. just wants a chance.

    March Madness is in full swing, and there are only four teams left in the NCAA basketball championship. The heavily favored Michigan Spartans and the underdog Troy Trojans meet in the first game in the semifinals, and it's there that the fates of Malcolm, Roko, Crispin, and M.J. intertwine. As the last moments tick down on the game clock, you'll learn how each player went from being a kid who loved to shoot hoops to a powerful force in one of the most important games of the year. Which team will leave the Superdome victorious? In the end it will come down to which players have the most skill, the most drive, and the most heart.

    "Volponi, a multiple award-winning author, keeps the tension high from the first to last page ... The Final Four is definitely a winner."
    (VOYA, starred review )

    "A triple-overtime game keeps readers on the edge of their seats, but nerve-wracking as the action on the floor may be, the baggage that the players bring to the game is equally fraught."
    (BCCB, starred review, March 1, 2012 )

    "With exciting game action ... this gritty, realistic, and riveting novel deserves the wide audience it will no doubt attract."
    (School Library Journal, starred review, March 1, 2012 )

    "Volponi nails it when it counts in this dynamic story."
    (Booklist, starred review, February 15, 2012 )

    "Volponi's latest combines in-the-moment (Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2012 )

    About the Author

    Paul Volponi is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel Black & White. From 1992 to 1998, he taught adolescents on Rikers Island in New York City to read and write. Mr. Volponi worked at a day treatment center like Daytop teaching students and helping them prepare for the GED. Mr. Volponi lives in New York City.

    Friday, July 20, 2012

    Relocated by Margaret Fieland

    Margaret Fieland

    When fourteen-year-old Keth's dad is transferred to planet Aleyne, he doesn't know what to expect. Certainly not to discover Dad grew up here, and studied with Ardaval, a noted Aleyni scholar. On Aleyne, Keth’s psi ability develops. However, psi is illegal in the Terran Federation. After a dangerous encounter with two Terran teenagers conflict erupts between Keth and his father. Keth seeks sanctuary with Ardaval. Studying with the Aleyne scholar Keth learns the truth about his own heritage. After Keth's friend's father, Mazos, is kidnapped, Keth ignores the risks and attempts to free him. Little does he realize who will pay the cost as he becomes involved with terrorists.

    Saturday, July 7, 2012

    Kisses don't lie

    Kisses Don't Lie

    Tamika Newhouse

  • Paperback:
     275 pages
  • Publisher: Delphine Publications (March 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984692339
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984692330
  • "'It's better to be slapped by the truth than kissed with a lie.'"
    "A novel"--Cover.

    Theres Dean her first love and then theres Keith Mr. Right Now. Kyla struggles with her desires and her past when she makes a rare trip back home to Fort Worth. After leaving ten years ago Kyla comes to terms with the one who got away; Dean and their short lived romance comes into full swing. That is until it goes terribly wrong and she is left with wondering if she should work it out with Keith instead. A simple kiss led to many secrets being revealed; and it makes Kyla wish she could take it all back. Michael is ready to commit to Brittany and for once he feels he has the right woman by his side. That is until a passionate night turns into an unwanted child. Fighting to keep her heart from being broken; Brittany vows to never be just another notch in a mans belt. Although Michael promises to be there and seals it with a kiss, Brittany still struggles with if she should carry their child. When love isnt enough will each one of them make the right decision? Can they finally trust the one they want the most? After all its better to be slapped by the truth then kissed with a lie. They say kisses dont lie, right?

    Saturday, June 16, 2012

    One Way or Another

    One Way or Another
    Rhonda Bowen

  • Paperback:
     320 pages
  • Publisher: Dafina; Original edition (February 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758259581
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758259585
  • Includes a Reading group guide.
    Includes an excerpt from Rhonda Bowen's Man enough for me.

    As a hard-hitting news reporter, Toni Shields knows what she wants and she's usually pretty good at manipulating people to get it - especially when it means getting her stories to the front page of the city newspaper. But she hits a wall when she meets Adam Bayne, the sexy but stubborn head of a young men's rehabilitation centre. He doesn't want to let the gutsy journalist anywhere near his boys. When they become involved in a local court case, soon Toni and Adam are fully involved in each other's lives, sharing their troubled pasts - and wondering if they can make a future together.

    Atlanta reporter Toni Shields will do whatever it takes to get a good story. So when she's arrested for sneaking around the mayor's house, she's prepared. What she's not prepared for is getting demoted--or her run-in with stubborn Adam Bayne, director of the local young men's rehab center. . .
    The first time Adam saw Toni, she was wrangling with the cops. Now she's looking for a scoop at Jacob House. Adam has no intention of letting her near his boys--yet as usual, her pushiness wins. And when she genuinely helps a teen in trouble, Adam sees a side of her that cares about more than just a headline. Soon, they become close--their attraction growing. But there's more to both their lives than meets the eye. Toni has a haunting family secret, one that is taking a great toll on her. And when she uncovers that Adam has a devastating past of his own, not only their relationship, but their futures, and their faith, lie in the balance.

    Friday, June 8, 2012



    Michelle McGriff

  • Paperback:
     288 pages
  • Publisher: Urban Books; Original edition (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601623232
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601623232
  • After receiving one million dollars from her late best friend Marcy's insurance policy, Lacy finds her quiet existence shattered as she is thrust into the spotlight--especially when it is revealed that Marcy was murdered.

    Misery loves company. More than an old cliché, those words become an obsession for Phoebe DuChamp. Once the popular and pretty all-American high school sweetheart, Phoebe lost it all when she married the wrong man soon after graduation. Harold, the star quarterback and king of the playboys, has made Phoebe’s life miserable for ten years. Instead of divorcing Harold, Phoebe finally devises a way to make his life miserable too. Her plot backfires, however, when she becomes a victim in a tragic boating accident. When Harold is unable to collect on her million-dollar insurance policy, it appears that Phoebe may have won out in the end.Shy and quiet, Lacy was less than popular in high school, and often walked in the shadow of her unlikely best friend, Phoebe. Now she’s content to live behind the scenes as a voiceover actress for a well-liked cartoon character. When she finds herself the beneficiary of Phoebe’s insurance policy, Lacy’s quiet life is thrown into the spotlight—especially when cryptic clues start to point to murder. Phoebe's brother, homicide detective Marcel DuChamp, just won't allow "The Case of the Accident Prone Prom Queen" to rest. If he's not careful, he could trip into something that will take him on more turns and loops than a rollercoaster ride.
    --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012

    Taking care of business

    Taking care of business
    Lutishia Lovely

  • Paperback:
     320 pages
  • Publisher: Dafina; Original edition (March 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758265808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758265807

  • New York : Dafina, c2012.
    ix, 342 p. ; 21 cm.
    Determined to make a name for himself and show up his brother Toussaint, Jefferson Livingstone instead must work togeth

    Lutishia Lovely cooks up a riveting portrait of a trailblazing family expanding their booming soul food dynasty. . .
    After a long bout of misfortune, betrayal, and broken hearts, the Livingstons and their soul food empire are thriving. Toussaint Livingston is the Food Network darling, Malcolm Livingston's BBQ Soul Smoker is still the toast of QVC, and Bianca Livingston's brainchild TOSTS--Taste Of Soul Tapas Style--is a sizzling sensation on L.A.'s Sunset Strip. It seems that nothing can stop the progress of this third generation--until a dish called trouble gets added to the menu.
    Jefferson Livingston is the only sibling who feels he hasn't made his mark, a fact for which he partly blames Toussaint. But with a recent promotion and a sexy new assistant, Jefferson is ready to show his cousin just how big a mistake he made. Then a fire breaks out, an old enemy rears his ugly head, and a stranger threatens the family's legacy. Jefferson and Toussaint must now work together to keep the dynasty from falling apart. Can they put their differences aside long enough to take care of business? There's only one way to find out. . . .
    "A great new taste in the literary world." --Carl Weberer with his brother to keep their family dynasty from falling apart when an old enemy returns.

    Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    Boy 21

    Boy 21

    Matthew Quick 1973-

  • Hardcover:
     256 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316127973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316127974
  • Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high school's varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences.

    Thursday, May 17, 2012

    all the right stuff

    All the Right Stuff [Hardcover]

    Walter Dean Myers 

  • Reading level:
     Ages 13 and up
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Amistad (April 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006196087X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061960871

  • A provocative new novel from the national ambassador for young people's literature and the New York Times bestselling author of Monster
    Who's on top of the social food chain? How do you get ahead? Who makes the rules? Who needs to follow them?
    Paul DuPree is working at a soup kitchen in Harlem the summer his father dies, just trying to get by. But Elijah, the soup man, won't stop talking about the social contract and asking Paul questions about heavy-duty things. Paul has never thought about this stuff. He'd rather hang out with Keisha, an unwed teen mom whose basketball skills rival his own.
    Then Sly, a notorious Harlem big shot, shows up. Paul is both intrigued and intimidated by Sly and his conspiracy theories, and for once he starts contemplating how you really get ahead in life. As the talk of what-ifs turns into reality, Paul realizes his summer is about more than getting by—it's about taking charge of your life.

    About the Author

    Walter Dean Myers is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, New York Times bestselling author of Monster, and winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award. The critically acclaimed author of KickLockdownDope SickGameStreet LoveThe Autobiography of My Dead BrotherHandbook for Boys, and Bad Boy, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children. Walter's novel shooter is the inspiration for the film Case 219.
    His latest picture-book collaboration with his son, Christopher Myers, We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart, is a love letter to the United States that reimagines what it means to be an American. Visit to find out more!
    Walter lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with his family.

    Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Recipe for desire

    Recipe for desire

  • Mass Market Paperback:
     384 pages
  • Publisher: Dafina; 1 edition (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758265727
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758265722
  • Sentenced to 500 hours of community service for a DWI, party girl Marie Charles is scheduled to work at My Sister's Keeper, a homeless shelter for women. There, she meets volunteer Devon Harris, a renowned chef and TV star. He may be single--and she may be gorgeous--but the last thing he's interested in is a superficial southern belle.

    A Party Girl's Work Is Never Done. . .At twenty-seven, Marie Charles is still Charlotte's number one party girl. But when she adds a DWI arrest and a totaled Jaguar to her list of tabloid news-making escapades, her daddy is done bailing her out. Sentenced to five hundred hours of community service at My Sister's Keeper, a homeless shelter for women, Marie won't have much time left for partying. . .
    Renowned chef and TV star Devon Harris volunteers at My Sister's Keeper. And he's not happy Marie is joining him. He may be single--and she may be gorgeous--but the last thing he's interested in is a superficial southern belle. But as Marie outgrows the selfish girl she was, Devon is turned on by the woman she's becoming. . .
    "A good dose of love, humor, drama and all those sensuous things in between." --The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on His Sexy Bad Habit
    "Hodges delivers a sizzling romance. . .." --Publishers Weekly on More Than He Can Handle
    --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.

    Thursday, May 3, 2012

    Salvage the bones

    Salvage the bones

    Ward, Jesmyn.
    Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2012.
    405 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
    A big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds and a wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, "Salvage the Bones" is revelatory, real, and muscled with poetry.

    Monday, April 30, 2012

    L A Blues

    Maxine Thompson

  • Paperback:
     336 pages
  • Publisher: Urban Books; 1 edition (June 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601623070
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601623072
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Getting her life back together after being fired from the police force, Zipporah "Z" Saldana, sober for two years, opens up her own private investigation firm and finds herself in deep trouble when she looks into the murder of her former foster mother's grandson, a high school basketball star.

    From the Back Cover

    Growing up in foster care, Zipporah "Z" Saldano never dreamed of becoming a police officer, but after she's rescued from a hostage situation during the L.A. Riots, she chooses a career in law enforcement.
              After ten good years on the force, Z is involved in a domestic homicide case gone awry. Her partner is killed, and Z is fired when alcohol is detected in her system. It's two long years before she gets sober and opens her own private investigation firm.
              Now Shirley, her former foster mother, is in need of Z's help. Someone has murdered her grandson, a high school basketball star, and she wants Z to find out who did it. Z soon finds herself in deeper trouble than when she was kicked out of the LAPD. What she discovers is a conspiracy much deeper than anyone would believe, and she finds her own life is in danger.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012


    The taste of salt
    Martha Southgate

  • Paperback:
     288 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565129253
  • ASIN: B006QS0BTU

  • Award-winning novelist Martha Southgate (who, in the words of Julia Glass, “can write fat and hot, then lush and tender, then just plain truthful and burning with heart”) now tells the story of a family pushed to its limits by addiction over the course of two generations.

    Josie Henderson loves the water and is fulfilled by her position as the only senior-level black scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. In building this impressive life for herself, she has tried to shed the one thing she cannot: her family back in landlocked Cleveland. Her adored brother, Tick, was her childhood ally as they watched their drinking father push away all the love that his wife and children were trying to give him. Now Tick himself has been coming apart and demands to be heard.

    Weaving four voices into a beautiful tapestry, Southgate charts the lives of the Hendersons from the parents’ first charmed meeting to Josie’s realization that the ways of the human heart are more complex than anything seen under a microscope.

    Monday, April 23, 2012

    Payback ain't enough

    Payback Ain't Enough

    Clark, Wahida.

  • Paperback:
     304 pages
  • Publisher: Cash Money Content; Original edition (April 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936399113
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936399116
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 1 inches
  • The #1 Queen of Street Lit WAHIDA CLARK delivers the latest installment in her best-selling series PAYBACK AIN’T ENOUGH
    Filled with the same glamour, sex and danger, we dive back into the hip-hop drama where old rivalries and new beefs arise in Detroit’s blood-drenched drug turf. Shan is now married to Briggen, the much desired former hustler turned legitimate businessman. With one child and another on the way, Shan’s life is about to get turned upside down. In a day she’ll go from being the envy of the streets to having her life on the line.
    Briggen, a man leading a double life, wants to know who killed his brother, Forever. He wants revenge but it’s only a matter of time before Briggen’s own lies catch up with him. Nick is back in the big ‘D’ and ready to take over the game. The only thing standing in his way is a buried secret from his past that is about to come back to haunt him. It’s only a matter of time before ambitions and secrets collide and revenge goes a step too far. In this game of power and intrigue where the stakes are high and the rewards are dazzling, the losers are gonna discover – there’s always a price to pay.
    After nine and a half years in federal prison and ten months in the hole, New York Times bestselling author, Wahida Clark, has truly earned her place among the greatest in urban fiction.

    Shan is now married to Briggen, the much desired former hustler turned legitimate businessman. With one child and another on the way, Shan's life is about to get turned upside down. In a day she'll go from being the envy of the streets to having her life on the line. Briggen, a man leading a double life, wants to know who killed his brother, Forever. He wants revenge but it's only a matter of time before Briggen's own lies catch up with him. Nick is back in the big 'D' and ready to take over the game. The only thing standing in his way is a buried secret from his past that is about to come back to haunt him. It's only a matter of time before ambitions and secrets collide and revenge goes a step too far. In this game of power and intrigue where the stakes are high and the rewards are dazzling, the losers are gonna discover - there's always a price to pay.

    Monday, March 5, 2012

    Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery

    Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery

    By Steven Newcomb

  • Paperback:
     224 pages
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing (January 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555916422
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555916428


    Pagans in the Promised Land provides a unique, well-researched challenge to U.S. federal Indian law and policy. It attacks the presumption that American Indian nations are legitimately subject to the plenary power of the United States. Steve Newcomb puts forth a startling theory that U.S. federal Indian law and policy are premised on Old Testament narratives of the chosen people and the promised land, as exemplified in the 1823 Supreme Court ruling Johnson v. McIntosh, that the first "Christian people" to "discover" lands inhabited by "natives, who were heathens," have an ultimate title to and dominion over these lands and peoples. This imporant addition to legal scholarship asserts there is no separation of church and state in the United States, so long as U.S. federal Indian law and policy are premised on the ancient religious distinctions between "Christians" and "heathens."


    In "Pagans in the Promised Land," Steven Newcomb...argues that Indian law scholars fail to appreciate the religious dimensions of Marshall's decision. Newcomb, who is Shawnee/Lenape, also breaks new ground by making use of "the tools and methods of cognitive theory" in order to expose-and challenge-the "negative, oppressive, and dominating concepts that have been mentally and, from an indigenous perspective, illegitimately imposed on our existence." While other scholars have explored the religious underpinnings of the doctrine of discovery, Newcomb offers new insights by consciously connecting "the biblical basis of the claimed right of Christian discovery and dominion" with the "mentality of empire and domination." By its use of cognitive theory, Pagans in the Promised Land presents a new perspective on the doctrine of discovery. Newcomb forcefully argues that an essential part of the decolonizing process "must occur in the mind." His book sets forth a fresh way to think about, and decode, federal Indian law. --Great Plains Research Vol. 19 No. 2, 2009 from the Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln by Blake A. Watson, University of Dayton School of Law

    About the Author

    Steven T. Newcomb (Shawnee/Lenape) is the indigenous law research coordinator at the Sycuan education department of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in San Diego County, California. He is cofounder and codirector of the Indigenous Law Institute, a fellow with the American Indian Policy and Media Initiative at Buffalo State College in New York.

    Friday, February 24, 2012

    Immortal III: Stealer of Souls

  • Valjeanne Jeffers
     192 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (June 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463559763
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463559762

  • “The old woman laughed out loud, unbuttoned her calico shift and let it fall to her ankles. Annabelle kicked free of it, and pulled the pins from her hair. Naked in the moonlight, she whispered his name…“ They thought it was over. The werewolves Joan, Consuela, José and Mark, fought to save Tundra. Now they sit on Topaz’s High Council where they’re feeding the hungry, tackling race riots, rebuilding their world... But a daemon walks their streets by night. He knows about the little girl with the big secret. He knows all about her mirror and of the ancient evil that’s been awakened. A new war has just begun… Cover art and design by Quinton Veal

    Valjeanne Jeffers is a graduate of Spelman College, North Carolina Central University and a member of the Carolina African American Writers' Collective. She has been published in Genesis: An Anthology of Black Science Fiction, Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology, LuneWing, Specular Mythseed, Liberated Muse: How I Freed My Soul, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, Pembroke Magazine, Revelry, PurpleMag, Drumvoices Revue and The Obamas: Portrait of America's New First Family. Valjeanne Jeffers is the author of Immortal, Immortal 2: The Time of Legend, The Story of Eve (nonfiction), Immortal 3: Stealer of Souls, and two short fiction works: Grandmere's Secret and The Switch. Valjeanne is writing Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds and The Switch: Clockwork. Both will be released in 2012.

    Valjeanne Jeffers, Author -- is an editor and the author of the SF/fantasy novels: Immortal, Immortal II: The Time of Legend and Immortal III: Stealer of Souls. Her fourth and fifth novels: Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds and The Switch: Clockwork will be released this spring. Visit her at: and

    Monday, February 6, 2012

    The Switch

  • by Valjeanne Jeffers
     Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 144 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mocha Memoirs Press, LLC (April 9, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YDM4DU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • Lending: Enabled

  • Product Description

    Dating can be deadly... On the futuristic planet Tyrol, a beautiful, black assassin searching for pleasure has her life turned inside out in.

    Valjeanne Jeffers, Author -- is an editor and the author of the SF/fantasy novels: Immortal, Immortal II: The Time of Legend and Immortal III: Stealer of Souls. Her fourth and fifth novels: Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds and The Switch: Clockwork will be released this spring. Visit her at: and

    Friday, February 3, 2012

    Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology

    Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology [Paperback]

    Milton J. Davis (Editor), Charles R. Saunders (Editor)

  • Paperback:
     294 pages
  • Publisher: MVmedia, LLC (August 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980084288
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980084283
  • Magic. Myth. Warfare. Wonder. Beauty. Bravery. Glamour. Gore. Sorcery. Sensuality. These and many more elements of fantasy await you in the pages of Griots, which brings you the latest stories of the new genre called Sword and Soul. The tales told in Griots are the annals of the Africa that was, as well as Africas that never were, may have been, or should have been. They are the legends of a continent and people emerging from shadows thrust upon them in the past. They are the sagas sung by the modern heirs of the African story-tellers known by many names - including griots. Here, you will meet mighty warriors, seductive sorceresses, ambitious monarchs, and cunning courtesans. Here, you will journey through the vast variety of settings Africa offers, and inspires. Here, you will savor what the writings of the modern-day griots have to offer: journeys through limitless vistas of the imagination, with a touch of color and a taste of soul.

    Milton Davis, Author
     – Milton Davis is owner/publisher of MVmedia, LLC . A full-time chemist and part-time writer, Milton Davis is a science fiction and fantasy writer who specializes in Sword and Soul. He is the author of Meji Book One, Meji Book Two and Changa’s Safari. Visit him:   and 

    Breaking Free

  • Paperback:
     232 pages
  • Publisher: Heart Ally Books (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983513376
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983513377

  • Seventeen year old XJ Patterson is genetically enhanced. So is her revolutionary mother, Dorothy. CAGE, the Coalition to Assimilate Genetically Enhanced Persons, abducts Dorothy because she crossed the wrong person. XJ wants to rescue her mother, but she won't join the revolution to do it. If she becomes a revolutionary, she can't live a normal life. And all she wants is to be normal.
    Brandon Miller wants XJ to be his girlfriend. He doesn't care that she's poor and he's rich. He doesn't care that she's black and he's white. But right now, his priority is convincing her to tell her story on Revolution TV.
    Can he convince XJ in time to help her rescue Dorothy from the CAGE mind sweep?

    Can he convince XJ in time to help her rescue Dorothy from the CAGE mind sweep?
    Breaking Free is the first book in the Genetic Revolution series. Three young cousins, XJ, Amber, and Whitney, must reunite to become the ultimate weapon to destroy CAGE.

    Alicia McCalla, Authorwrites for both young adults and adults with her brand of multicultural science fiction, urban fantasy, and futurism. Alicia McCalla is a native of Detroit, Michigan who currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She works as a school librarian and enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Her debut novel, Breaking Free will be available February 1, 2012.  The Breaking Free theme song created by Asante McCalla is available for immediate download on itunes and Amazon. Visit her at:

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Short True Story by Timothy Adams

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    Featured story by: Timothy Adams, author of book, ” Short True Story.” In late 1994, Mr. Adams also known as “Smitty” was captured by the United States Marshal Service, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment under the Federal sentencing guidelines for an offense of violating the drug laws inAmerica. As a non violent offender, Mr. Adams has served 17 years of his life under a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to LIFE. In True Story, Mr. Adams felt compelled to share his experiences and trials and tribulatins with the world. Beginning with chapters such as Strange vibes to Outnumber 100:1. The next installment/sequel, all will be revealed. You’ll need to understand the set-up and see the situation from both sides, of, Mr. Adams and that of the prosecution.


    “Now that I look back on the whole incident, it’s sad how it never occurred to me that something was seriously wrong. Chris had never just called me out of the blue like that for nothing. However, as with everything else that occurred previously, I underestimated the meaning of that seemingly irrelevant detail.”

    This quote from true story shares the concept of a famous cliché “Pay Attention to your gut feeling “for something could be terribly wrong. Time and time again we ignore the true essence of business which should never involve emotional attachment because that will be the beginning of your demise. When we begin to put too much trust in friends we blind ourselves to the potential exposure of betrayal some of which we could never recover from. “Timothy Adams” a.k.a. “Smitty’s” overconfidence led him to a fall he would forever reminisce.

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    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    Interlopers: A Shifters Novel

    Interlopers: A Shifters Novel 

    by L M Davis

  • Paperback:
     264 pages
  • Publisher: Lyndberry Press; 1ST edition (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982790902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982790908

  • At almost 13, Nate Pantera has this whole shifter-in-a-world-full-of-humans thing all figured out. Move like a human: Check. Hide super strength and other powers: Check. Check. Do math homework: Um...Check? He's even gotten used to the idea that he and his family may be the only shape-shifters in the whole, wide world. Then, finally, he meets another shifter. And that's when all the trouble begins. Interlopers: A Shifters Novel is the coming of age story of a young man trying to find his place in multiple worlds. Fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson will love this adventure series about the Pantera twins who are about to discover that everything they thought they knew is only the beginning of the truth.

    L. M. Davis, Author--began her love affair with fantasy in the second grade.  Her first novel, Interlopers: A Shifters Novel, was released in 2010, and the follow-up Posers:  A Shifters Novel will be released this spring.  For more information visit her blog or her website

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