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.

Excerpts:

“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.


Find him on the web:http://Timothyadams-trueshortstory.blogspot.com
Contact Timothy:
Timothy.Adams3@aol.com

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 http://shiftersseries.wordpress.com/ or her website www.shiftersnovelseries.com.



    Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Someday by Jae Henderson


    As a child Tina “Tee” Long dreamed of having it all and as one of Memphis’ most sought after event planners everyone believes she’s achieved it. Even though creating breathtaking events and rubbing elbows with the social elite seems fulfilling, there’s one thing missing from her fairy tale life—her prince charming. After a string of failed, faith-challenging relationships this woman of God refuses to give up on meeting the man of her dreams. Tee knows in her heart that God will answer her prayers–SOMEDAY. Until then, she tries to remain prayerful and content by occupying her time with work, her sister’s drama-filled marriage and counseling wayward youth. When Tee is introduced to an incredibly handsome, retired NFL player named Michael Stokes, it seems that someday has finally arrived. There’s one problem. He’s been marked for death.
    Michael Stokes thought life was over after a knee injury claimed his career as a NFL superstar. He realized just how wrong he was after dedicating his life to Christ and beginning on a wonderful new path as a motivational speaker and book author. He even meets Tee, a woman that makes all the other women he’s dated seem like a waste of time. But when his past comes back to haunt him Michael’s greatest fear is not the loss of his lucrative contract but losing the woman who must be heaven sent. Will Tee accept a man who has a killer on his trail and a surprising new addition to his family? Someday is full of adventure, excitement, thrills, laughter and love as Tee and Michael fight to stay alive in order to stay together.


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    Thursday, January 19, 2012

    Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage


    Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage



    Ebook By Nicole Sconiers
    Rating: Not yet rated. 
    Published: June 27, 2011 
    Category:Fiction » Fantasy » General
    Category: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
    Words: 74533 (approximate)
    Language: English
    In "Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage," go inside a futuristic Los Angeles where female wraiths prey on black women for their hair, southern maids possess superpowers and black women live in fear of being stopped by the Rage Patrol. In these ten twisted and provocative tales, Nicole D. Sconiers tackles issues of race in witty, haunting and terrifying ways. 









    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Bumped by Sibylla Nash



    What happens when you’re blindsided by betrayal and happy hour is no longer an option?
     Elle Nixon seems to have the perfect life.  As a music PR maven and party girl on the L.A. social scene, she attends the hottest parties and has a roster of artists that reads like the who’s who of Billboard magazine. Her upwardly mobile bound
    boyfriend lavishes her with plenty of gifts and attention until he disappears…during the middle of a high-profile fraud investigation into his investment firm by the FBI. Add an unplanned pregnancy to the mix and suddenly, it’s not so fun anymore to walk a mile in her Louboutins.
     Will Elle’s search for answers help or destroy her as she confronts the past and tries to reinvent her future?

    Excerpt:
    AFTER A FULL DAY of sightseeing in Paris with eight writers and then a sound check at the
    famed Olympia, I wanted nothing more than to close my eyes and sleep. Long and hard. I unlocked my hotel room, took two steps in and flung myself face down on the bed, landing on top of the scratchy, green bedspread with my high heels and short trench coat still on. My room was the length of my arm span, which was fine on a day like today. Tiny, dark, enclosed spaces couldn’t make me feel any worse.
    I buried my face in the pillow and tried to stave off the nausea. It felt like the beginning of the
    flu and it had followed me from Los Angeles to Paris, and had dug its heels in at the hotel along the Champs Elysees. It didn’t help that Paris hadn’t gotten the memo that it! was spring, or maybe I didn’t read the memo that said to pack layers of clothes. Either way, it was damp and chilly outside. It was hard to look chic in goose bumps, no matter how cute my shoes were, and my Louboutins were hot; save for the beating they were taking from all the cobblestone walkways.
    I checked the time on my cell phone. I had less than two hours before I had to wrangle
    everyone back on the bus for the main purpose of the trip, watching one of the biggest hip hop
    artists in the world, Cameron perform at the Olympia, one of the oldest concert halls in Paris. He
    was signed to Savage Rhythms, the record label that employed me as a publicist and subsidized my stiletto habit.
    My phone chimed and a text message from my friend Justine came thr! ough. Growing up, we
    used to live four doors down from one another in New Jersey and had been as inseparable as cake and ice cream at a birthday party. Now, living on opposite coasts, we were like caviar and a bottle of hundred-year-old scotch, only on special occasions.
    Happy B-day Ellie! Hope ur enjoying ur trip in city of love!  :> :>)
    She included her usual assortment of happy faces and other crazy icons that always made me
    wonder if she dictated her text messages to her 12-year-old.
    Bleh! Another birthday. I grabbed a pillow and put it over my face. Born four years apart, my
    sister Evie and I shared the same birthday. I’d much rather pretend the day didn’t exist. I moved the pillow and rolled! over on my stomach to send Justine a quick message.
    35. Yaay. I’m working & how much fun can it really b w/my man on another continent?
    Before she could reply, my phone rang.
    “Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!” Diego Rivera’s baritone sang in my ear with
    only the slightest of interference from across the Atlantic. I smiled, happy to avert a trip down
    memory lane. Even after two and a half years of dating, the sound of his voice still made my
    stomach tingle with erratic butterflies…or it could have been the escargot from the other night. Two words. Never. Again.


    Find Sibylla Nash at:
    sibyllanash.combumpedthenovel.comfacebook.com/bumpedbysibyllanash


    Twitter @starbabyla
    Email address: sibylla22@gmail.com
    Buy Book at: http://www.amazon.com/Bumped-Sibylla-Nash/dp/0970170637/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318560856&sr=8-1

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    Upcoming African-American Literary Festivals


    Zora Neale Hurston Festival for the Arts & Humanities
    January 21-29, 2012
    Eatonville, FL
    www.zorafestival.com

    New Year Book Jubilee
    January 28, 2012
    Dallas, TX
    www.texaslit.com

    Black Comic Book Day
    February 26, 2012
    College Park, GA
    www.fultonarts.org 

    National Council for Black Studies
    NCBS 36th Annual National Conference
    March 7-10, 2012
    location tba
    www.ncbsonline.org

    National Black Herstory Conference & Awards
    March 22-24, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    www.blackherstory.org

    Negritud Conference (Journal of Afro-Latin American Studies)
    March 22-24, 2012
    San Juan, PR
    www.afrocubaweb.com/negritud

    National Black Writers Conference
    March 29-April 1, 2012
    Brooklyn, NY
    www.nationalblackwritersconference.org

    Hip Hop Literacies Conference
    May 9-11, 2012
    Ohio State University
    Tba, OH
    www.hiphopeducation.tumblr.com

    Thursday, January 12, 2012

    Sign-up for When Rain Falls Virtual Book Tour with Tyora Moody


    Sign-up for When Rain Falls Virtual Book Tour with Tyora Moody

     
    This virtual book tour is for Tyora Moody, author of When Rain Falls (March 2012, Urban Christian/Kensington)

    About the Book

    “Why does God keep taking away the people I love?”
     
    This is the lamentation of widow CANDACE JOHNSON when her best friend is brutally murdered. Ensnared by a deep-rooted bitterness, seeping her faith day by day, Candace is determined to seek justice.
     
    Detective Darnell Jackson is in need of clues fast. The police captain is coming down hard on him and his partner to find out who murdered Pamela Coleman, the daughter of a high profile judge. Darnell confers with Candace to get the inside track on events leading up to the murder. As the investigation heats up, his growing attraction for Candace plays havoc on Darnell’s judgment.
     
    Little does she know, Candace’s quest to find the truth has led her straight to the killer. She’s already lost loved ones. Now Candace must choose to completely trust God with her own life.

    About the Author

    Tyora "Ty" Moody is an author and entrepreneur.  Her debut novel, When Rain Falls, will be released March 2012 (Urban Christian/Kensington). This is the first book in the Victory Gospel series.  She is a member of Sisters in Crime and American Christian Fiction Writers. She owns and operates TywebbinCreations.com, a design and marketing company. Her company’s niche is assisting authors with branding and developing an online presence.
     

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP FOR THIS TOUR

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