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FEATURED AUTHORS ON SEDUCING THE PEN TOUR

Share the author's flyer on social media to join the online book tour. Click the links below to find each author's tour page. Support the authors by sharing their pages on your social media walls and threads. The buttons at the top of each page makes it easy to share! This list will make great Book of the Month selections and awesome holiday gifts...365 days a year! Follow and share the tour: https://www.smore.com/9yzf



* The Young Adult Adaptation of #Anybody's Daughter and #Abuse of Discretion by Pamela Samuels Young are now available for YA and New Adult readers



* Love Like its Hot Book Set

Barbara Keaton, Donna Hill, Nicki Night, Ann Clay, Deatri King-Bey and Xyla Turner.


Authors featured in the Boxed Set

* Ann Clay - Love for Liberty

* Barbara Keaton - Heat at First Sight

* Deatri King-Bey - Best Laid Plans

* Donna Hill - Summer Sizzle

* Nicki Night - Sweet Heat Rising

* Xyla Turner - The Fourth




BOOKS FEATURED IN BLACK PEARLS MAGAZINE


* 9 Crazy Dreams by Imeh Smith

* A Different Perspective - A Multi-Facet Collection of Works by Imeh Smith and Various Artists

* Afraid To Love You by J. Brinkley

* Black (The Black Series Volume 1) by Joan Vassar

* Bound by Passion by Makayla Smyles

* Caught Up by Kristina Smith

* Conversations Out Of ChAoS by Imeh Smith

* Elbert: The Uncaged Mind by Joan Vassar

* Emancipating James by Joan Vassar

* Endgame Trilogy (3 Book Series) by Tiye Love

* Falling Through The Ceiling: Our Family ADHD Memoir by Audrey and Larry Jones

* Family Is Not Everything by Anita Washington

* First Husband by Lutishia Lovely (Hallelujah Series)

* For Brooklyn's Love (The Philadelphia Heights Series) by Quinteese

* For You Woman: Spirit Jewels by Author/Poet ME

* How Women Negotiate From a Position of Strength by Raye Mitchell

* Introduction to Love and Self by Joan Vassar

* Invisible No More by Raye Mitchell

* Josephine Baker's Last Dance by Sherry Jones

* Little Girl Arise by Tarkisha M. Wallace

* LongTales for ShortTails Children Stories by Duane Lance Filer

* Loving You by Jessica Tilles

* Man of the Year by Caroline Louise Walker

* Maxine's New Job by Lynda Jones-Mubarak (Book I, Detective Maxine Hill Series)

* Maxine Listens by Dr. Lynda Mubarak (Book II, Detective Maxine Hill Series)

* Miami Beat II: Dilemmas (The Secret Society Trilogy) by Frederica P. Burden

* Miami Beat: The Secret Society by Frederica P. Burden

* Mine by Courtney Cole

* My Son's Fugacious Life: Two Murderers, One Conviction by Tonda Wright

* My Last Baggage Call Aboard Air Force One: A Journey of Sacrifice, Service, Family, and Friendship by Glenn W. Powell

* Nandi's Unexpected Gift by Ama Kuma

* One Winter Night (The Suttons of San Francisco) by Janice L. Dennie

* Overcoming Bias and Racism in Your Workspace by Gregory L. Harris

* Passport Wife by Terri D.

* Something New: An Interracial Romance by Janie De Coster

* Something New 2: An Interracial Romance by Janie De Coster

* Stations for Kid Series founded by Dr. Lynda J. Mubarak

* Stripped For Greater: Walk By Faith by Michele Nicole Mitchell

* Stiletto Justice by Camryn King

* Survival Math by Mitchell S. Jackson

* Telling Stories by Cheri Paris Edwards

* The A List by J.A. Jance

* The Author in You: New Writers Searching for a Theme by Dr. Lynda Mubarak

* The Bimbo Chronicles by Imeh Smith

* The Caged Butterfly by Marian L. Thomas

* The Delusion of Cinderella by Kym Whitley

* The Legend of Diddley Squatt: A Novella from a Brother Fella by Duane Lance Filer

* The Other Side of Cancer: Living Life with My Dying Sister by Annette Leeds

* The Storm Is Passing Over by Charles R. Butts Jr.

* There Is Sunshine After The Rain: Making It Through Life’s Struggle by Patricia A. Saunders

* Two-Sided Heart by Patricia Anne Phillips

* Unlawful Desires (Lawyers in Lust Book 1) by Sassy Sinclair

* Unlawful Seduction (Lawyers in Lust Book 2) by Sassy Sinclair

* Unveiled by La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson

* When The Vows Break by Janie De Coster

* Walk in your Authority (Unleashing the Divine Power from Within) by Allison Gregory Daniels

* Wild Heart, Peaceful Soul: Poems & Inspiration to Live and Love Harmoniously by Janet Autherine

* Word Food for Doods by Duane Lance Filer





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Here are the featured books in Black Pearls Magazine. Turn on your speakers and listen to today's featured author read from their book. The authors will change each week. Click on the the book covers to purchase.

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The Delusion of Cinderella by Kym Whitley

It's Actress/Comedian/Producer Kym Whitley like you have never seen before. It's not for the faint at heart, you got to be able to handle this heat!!

In her first novel, "The Delusion of Cinderella", Kym tackles the sexy story of a young woman who finds her Prince Charming but when he abandons her, it leaves her damaged and emotionally broken. Love and lust may feel the same but you can only trust one of them.


READ MORE TODAY: https://www.iamkymwhitley.com



"The Delusion of Cinderella" is a perfect read for today's climate! With the me-too movement, this pointed book has the ability to educate women while entertaining and reminding them of their self-worth. "The Delusion of Cinderella" explores just how precious and important self-love is and the true meaning of Sisterhood! ~Vivica A Fox


"Kym has done it again... not only is she taking you on an erotic journey, she goes deeper into the psyche of women who are broken in spirit. I loved the journey into realizing that Cinderella is a fairytale but loving yourself is real. Kym takes you on a hilarious, hot and sometimes heart wrenching ride. I couldn’t put my friend’s book down." ~Sherri Shepherd

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https://youtu.be/1OfUReG_VAk

My Last Baggage Call Aboard Air Force One: A Journey of Sacrifice, Service, Family, and Friendship by Glenn W. Powell


Sergeant Glenn W. Powell’s MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is the story of a most unlikely young man who leaves his working-class environment of Toledo, Ohio, to become a soldier. Seeking excitement and a way to “make something of himself,” Glenn Powell’s journey exceeds his wildest dreams—a journey that began in basic training in Fort Hood, Texas ends at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue—the most important address in the world.



Listen Glenn read from book: http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/CHZnd3yX



MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is about so much more than Glenn Powell’s military journey, but about poignant memories of family, friendships, sacrifices, and love—central to his story is Ronda Holloway, the beautiful young woman he falls in love with in Manheim, Germany, and, who joins him on his life journey as wife, soulmate and mother to their two sons.


MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL offers readers a glimpse into Sergeant Glenn Powell’s 30-year transformation from the much-beloved boy who seeks more in life…to the man, who discovers it—in adventure, in friendships, and in service to three American presidents. a service he delivered with pride, unquestioned loyalty, distinction and in the end, great admiration.


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Purchase My Last Baggage Call Aboard Air Force One: A Journey of Sacrifice, Service, Family, and Friendship by Glenn W. Powell


Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Last-Baggage-Call-Aboard-Force/dp/1986878406/


B&N:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-last-baggage-call-aboard-air-force-one-glenn-w-powell/1128407880?ean=9781986878401



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Josephine Baker's Last Dance by Sherry Jones

From the author of The Jewel of Medina, a moving and insightful novel based on the life of legendary performer and activist Josephine Baker, perfect for fans of The Paris Wife and Hidden Figures.



Discover the fascinating and singular life story of Josephine Baker—actress, singer, dancer, Civil Rights activist, member of the French Resistance during WWII, and a woman dedicated to erasing prejudice and creating a more equitable world—in Josephine Baker’s Last Dance.


In this illuminating biographical novel, Sherry Jones brings to life Josephine's early years in servitude and poverty in America, her rise to fame as a showgirl in her famous banana skirt, her activism against discrimination, and her many loves and losses. From 1920s Paris to 1960s Washington, to her final, triumphant performance, one of the most extraordinary lives of the twentieth century comes to stunning life on the page.


With intimate prose and comprehensive research, Sherry Jones brings this remarkable and compelling public figure into focus for the first time in a joyous celebration of a life lived in technicolor, a powerful woman who continues to inspire today.



Purchase Josephine Baker’s Last Dance in paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats on Simon and Schuster’s website ( also available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BooksAMillion, Indiebound, Kobo, and other sites).



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SHERRY JONES' VIRTUAL AUTHOR'S TOUR

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Unveiled by La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson

Attorney L. Morgan Franklin finds her well-ordered life at a prestigious New Orleans law firm, turned upside down when her half-brother, Winston, dies in their small hometown of L’Ouveture, Louisiana.


When it becomes evident that Winston’s death may not be as it appears, Morgan begins a search for answers that lead her to new discoveries about the people she loves the most.


The mysteries of family, life and love all converge in this story of one woman’s refusal to accept things as they are.



Excerpt from Unveiled by La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson


Listen to a reading from the book: http://www.audioacrobat.com/sa/Wl07xwzr


Grief and the sickeningly sweet smell of too many flowers hung heavy in the warm air of the late August afternoon. Morgan felt the weight of tears shed and hearts breaking. She rubbed her hands down her black silk suit when she walked slowly toward the simple wooden coffin that held the body of her beloved baby brother, Winston. “Half-brother.” She could almost imagine her mother, Marie, standing in front of her and uttering the word “half”as if it were some sort of disease. Morgan breathed deeply and pushed Marie’s words from her mind as she exhaled. They had no place here.


Winston’s mask-like, powdered face somehow belied the words “heart attack” that still echoed in her head. Morgan stepped away from the coffin and quickly brushed away her tears. She fled the church and barely heard the words of comfort tossed her way. Outside there would be air she could breathe without inhaling the pain of the mourners.


Morgan moved quickly once outside. Her legs felt somehow lighter than they had only moments before. She breathed deeply for the first time since she had received the news of Winston’s death a week ago and headed for the sanctuary of her car. The tinkling melody of the car alarm signaled her safe haven. She slid onto the butter-soft, caramel-colored leather seat and found comfort in its warmth. She cranked up the car, rolled down the electric windows, and turned on the CD player.


The soulful sound of Jill Scott’s voice surrounded her as she watched the family file out of the church and head toward limousines with the words Garrett Bros. painted in gold across the rear doors and windows. Of course, it would be Garrett Bros. They were still the only mortuary in town that “knew how to do colored.” Morgan had heard her maternal grandmother, Essie Baptiste, say that many times while she was growing up.


Mama Essie, as everyone lovingly called her, had made everyone in the family vow to take her body to Garrett Bros. when her time came. Although it had been three years since Mama Essie passed, Morgan still felt her presence in this place. This thought alone eased the tension in her neck and removed the large knot that had taken up residence in the pit of her stomach.


Morgan fanned herself slowly with the funeral program, which created a pleasant albeit warm breeze. Winston’s high school graduation picture grabbed her attention as she placed the program on the seat of the car. At eighteen and dressed in his tuxedo, he still had the face of a little boy. Her stomach tightened as she remembered missing his graduation because of a last-minute work assignment.


Things had changed so suddenly, Morgan thought as she eased her car into the funeral procession. Weeks before Winston was to report to Grambling University on a football scholarship, his girlfriend, Tanya, told him she was four months pregnant. Winston stayed in St. Vincent, married Tanya, and took a job driving a delivery truck for a local market. They named their son, William. Winston continued his training after he promised Morgan he would make good on his scholarship “one day.” Now six years later, he laid dead of a heart attack at the age of twenty-four.


The gravesite ceremony was sad; final. Morgan felt goose flesh rise on her arms, despite the wet heat of the afternoon. Her stomach churned as she cast her eyes downward away from the flailing arms of the mourners surrounding the freshly dug grave. Morgan clinched her teeth and willed herself not to cry. She feared if she started she might never stop.


Irene, Winston’s mother, had to be carried away by relatives and friends as she kicked, screamed, and threw herself at the coffin to stop it from being lowered into the ground. Family and friends encircled her and tried unsuccessfully to quiet her before getting her seated in the back of the Garrett Bros. limousine. Morgan was drained and suddenly felt the reality of Winston’s death like a weight tied around her heart. She decided to forego the traditional after funeral gathering at Irene’s and instead went straight home after leaving the cemetery.


“Mama! Mama!” Morgan called as she entered the living room of her mother’s home. The hardwood floors and rich mahogany wainscoting gleamed in the shadows of the early evening. The silver tea service shone brilliantly atop the highly polished buffet and was only rivaled by the matching silver candelabras that stood guard on each side. Morgan smiled as she wondered whose house had all the extra dust that was forbidden in Marie’s home. She spied a note leaned against a crystal vase filled with white tulips on the dining room table.



Lisa, I hope you have not exhausted yourself

completely with the day’s events. I am giving a

lecture at the university, followed by a reception

sponsored by the Deltas. I’ll be late.
Your uncle Raymond wants you to call him.

Mama


Lisa. Here was another reminder that she was no longer in New Orleans. No one there knew the “L” in L. Morgan Franklin stood for Lisa. For that matter, no one there knew much about the Rockhurst District of L’Ouverture, Louisiana.


( Continued in the book. Order your copy today at: www.ideatepublishing.com )



About the Author

La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson is a contributor to the award-winning Life Spices From Seasoned Sistahs anthology series and has also published work in Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write To The New First Lady, Sassy, Savvy and Bold After 50, Jubilee’s Journey an e-book, serial novel, and All The Women In My Family Sing edited by Deborah Santana.


La Rhonda is co-founder of Ideate Publishing, LLC. Ideate’s debut project, an anthology of short stories by women writers titled Where’s My Tiara? was released in the fall of 2017. Unveiled, her first novel will be released in 2019. Website: www.ideatepublishing.com



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Maxine Listens by Dr. Lynda Mubarak

Maxine Listens by Dr. Lynda Mubarak (Book II, Detective Maxine Hill Series)


Young Detective Maxine Hill is always busy performing community service, investigating issues, and exploring future careers. However, Maxine is facing a special challenge this year. This time it's very personal. Follow our little problem solver as she finds a solution for a unique situation. Detective Maxine HIll is on the case again and she's on the way back! If you enjoyed Maxine's New Job, you will like Book II of the series; Maxine Listens.


Black Pearls Magazine Intimate Conversation with Dr. Lynda Mubarak


BPM: Introduce us to the people in the book, Maxine Listens. Give us some insight into your main speakers.

The main characters in Maxine Listens are 5th grader student Maxine Hill and her parents, the Hills. Maxine is an only child with a pet cat named Amos. She spend hours reading, doing community service with her family at a local food pantry. Maxine enjoys solving mysteries, puzzles, and other family, neighborhood and school events. She is often told by her mom that she asks far too many questions. Her family thinks she may have a future career in law enforcement as a detective or in forensic science as an investigator or researcher.


Maxine reads constantly, is president of her school book club, plays Scrabble with her BFF, Amanda Grayson, and often enrolls in courses offered at the local library including American Sign Language and Creative Writing. Mr. and Mrs. Hill are often amazed by Maxine’s interest in anything and everything from architecture and engineering to learning Mandarin Chinese.



BPM: Share one specific point in your book that resonated with your present situation or journey.

Maxine’s mothers tells her, “Max, if you want to learn the truth about a person or a group of people, take some time to learn how they live, work and play.” I think so much time is spent analyzing or over-analyzing people or other cultures that we often forget that life experiences are different for all of us and we are all products of the events and backgrounds in our life.


Your view of life can transition as you mature and grow. How you feel about a person or situation at 20 may be totally different by the time you reach 35. We all live our lives in phases.



BPM: Tell us about you most recent work with the community.

I have a lifetime partnership with the Community Food Bank of Fort Worth, TX. A percentage of each book sold by Stations for Kids is donated to the food bank to assist families in need and displaced workers. I am honored to part of an organization that provides so much for so many!



BPM: What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?

I was surprised by the families that related to my themes in my first and second Maxine books. The story topics are common to all families and Maxine offers some simple solutions to the challenges faced by each family in the stories. The solutions are doable and simple to implement.



Maxine Listens by Dr. Lynda Mubarak was released on March 23, 2019

Maxine Listens is a Picture Book for ages 6-10. Genre: Children's Literature

Purchase books: https://www.amazon.com/Lynda-Mubarak/e/B01ELLYYGO



Check out this 5-star book review for Maxine's New Job by Dr. Lynda J. Mubarak is #RWYK Great Read Certified. Listen to a live reading: https://www.audioacrobat.com/note/CwnKcptX



Dr. Lynda Mubarak reads a selection from her new Ya book, "Maxine's New Job." Dr. Mubarak is generously donating a portion of the book's sales to the Community Food Bank located in Fort Worth, TX. Listen to the author actually discuss the book at 3:40. This is awesome: https://youtu.be/6caZUzTPpd8

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The Other Side of Cancer: Living Life with My Dying Sister by Annette Leeds


THE OTHER SIDE OF CANCER SEDUCING THE PEN TOUR SCHEDULE

Media coverage and blog tour: https://www.smore.com/9k5wx



The Other Side of Cancer: Living Life with My Dying Sister is a passionate story of two sisters and their extraordinary bond and friendship reignited in the face of cancer.



Theresa conquered many hurdles in her lifetime, with victorious highs and shattering lows, but at fifty-four years old, she took on the biggest challenge of her life: advanced stage pancreatic cancer. Like most families, there are those times when moments in life tend to strain or burden relationships. Theresa chose humor in the face of death. Confronting her fate with grace, she taught everyone the true meaning of living life without regret. To those who loved her, she gave an amazing gift—showing them how to move past the sadness and truly enjoy the precious time she had left.


Annette, her baby sister, didn’t realize her strength until she held her sister’s life in her hands. As a writer, she did the one thing she thought would have the most impact. She picked up a notebook and chronicled the journey with Theresa, revealing the strength and inspiration of an amazing woman.


The two siblings shared a room as kids, and in the end, it was the same. A week or so before Theresa died, she told Annette, “This has been the best year of my life.” Most people would have thought she was crazy, but her little sister knew exactly what she meant.


About the Author

Annette Leeds is a literary journalist. Born Annette Marie Guardino to her mother who is Belgium and father who is Sicilian, she is a native Californian and the youngest of six children. Being quite creative, Annette’s strong desire to write led her to her first book, a psychological drama, followed by two television comedy scripts. She has had other entrepreneurial ventures, including a logo sportswear clothing line.


Read more and order your copy: http://annetteleeds.com/books


Available in hardcover and eBook on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com




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Telling Stories by Cheri Paris Edwards

Sometimes life throws you a curveball…


Navigating middle-age is a challenge for 45-year old Genelle “Gigi” Golden. First the death of her mother, then her long time live-in boyfriend abruptly trades her in for a new model. Determined to restart her life Gigl packs her bags and heads to the Southwest. When things don’t go as planned, Gigi finds herself caught between the proverbial ‘rock and a hard place’; and an impulsive decision turns her life in an unexpected direction.


Then ex-military man Desmond Wright enters her life. Although physically changed by a skin disease it hasn’t dampened Desmond’s confidence or lessened his appeal to the opposite sex. But, Desmond’s life is complicated by an spoiled adult daughter, who treats his home like it has a revolving door, and a mother who won’t let him forget that he’s yet to find the love of his life. When things falls apart, Gigi discovers that true friends reveal themselves in the toughest times and that grace comes when you least expect it.


Purchase Telling Stories by Cheri Paris Edwards

Contemporary Fiction > Romance > Romantic Comedy

https://www.amazon.com/Telling-Stories-Cheri-Paris-Edwards/dp/0991458745




About the Author

Cheri Paris Edwards is the author of four novels, including Plenty Good Room, which was praised by Booklist and Publisher’s Weekly. Edwards earned a Master’s in Composition and Rhetoric from Texas Woman’s University in 2014, and is a Doctoral Candidate in American Literature at the University of North Texas.


Cheri hopes to complete her dissertation, Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine: Voices from the Other Side of the Color Line, in early spring 2019. She is an Associate Professor at Tarrant County College-Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas. Edwards is the mother of two adult sons, and lives with her toy poodle Mocha in the Best Southwest area of Dallas County.

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New Book Poised to Spark Fresh Debate On The Rising Trend Of Skin Bleaching


A new fiction book written by Award Winning Author, Marian L. Thomas, will no doubt spark fresh debate on the alarming trend of young women who have engaged in skin bleaching.

The book, The Caged Butterfly, is a fictional story that follows three characters as they navigate life’s often rocky terrain in search of hope, courage, and forgiveness. One of the main characters, Nina Taylor—is convinced that having white skin is the only way to make it successfully in the entertainment industry and thus begins bleaching her skin to hide her black heritage.


"At the heart of Nina's story, lies a very dangerous obsession that has become an authentic reality for young women today, " Thomas stated. A New York essay called "Mourning for Whiteness" written by Nobel Prize-Winning author Toni Morrison, addresses the assumption that being white is better.


The Caged Butterfly is the third contemporary fiction book that Thomas has written that broaches on the issue of race. The other being- I Believe In Butterflies. She said: "The Caged Butterfly provides an imitate look at a young woman who must go through the caterpillars of life to learn that one must love the skin they're in. It's a tough lesson for Nina, but the end is beautiful."


The Caged Butterfly will be available in paperback, hardcover, and digital formats. The author will conduct book signings for the novel at Barnes & Noble bookstore. For further details, visit http://www.marianlthomas.com.



Marian L. Thomas Seducing the Pen Virtual Author's Tour

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About Marian L. Thomas:

Award-Winning Author and Speaker, Marian L. Thomas, has penned six contemporary fiction novels to date. Her books have been seen on national television stations such as the Oprah Winfrey Network, Ovation, and the A&E Network. She has been featured in print magazines, newspapers and a guest on local, national and online radio stations.


For her book, I Believe In Butterflies, Marian ranked among the top 100 Most Popular Authors in Literary Fiction on Amazon. She spent most of her teen years in Oak Park, Illinois, but now resides in a suburb of Atlanta with her husband.

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African American Poet Releases New Book With Poems That Explore the Heart of Today’s Woman

Words have long been regarded as a means to wellness. In moments of crisis and frustration, a phone call from sister-friends and family can serve as a woman’s lifeline. When those who would serve as a support system are unavailable, comfort can be found in prayer, a song, or poetry.


The genre of inspirational poetry has encouraged scores of people. Revered poets, William Ernest Henley, author of “Invictus.” and Robert Frost, author of “The Road Not Taken,” offered hope and inspiration for decades.


Author, Janet Autherine’s newly released title, Wild Heart, Peaceful Soul: Poems & Inspiration to Live and Love Harmoniously (available on Amazon), was written to be a source of inspiration to women of this generation who lead with their hearts, especially young women.


An attorney-at-law by trade, helping others has always been her passion. Autherine recognized that many women choose to face personal struggles by isolating themselves, out of fear or embarrassment or the need to show strength even when feeling vulnerable.


Motivated by her faith and passion for writing, she created this book of inspirational poetry to capture the pain and struggle of women who love deeply and pour into others without first filling their own jars. Both strength and vulnerability are recurring themes, as well as embracing self-love and reclaiming your heart.


Wild Hearts, Peaceful Soul: Poems & Inspiration to Live and Love Harmoniously is a 170-page book that reminds us that moments of despair and heartache are a normal part of life’s journey but are also only temporary.


“Heartbreak, rejection, abandonment are universal struggles, even though they may cause us to feel alone,” says Autherine. “Regardless of how others may have treated us in the past, we are worthy of love. We are not alone; our friends are facing very similar struggles. We have to love ourselves enough to allow those past hurts to heal, so that we can live and love in a physically and emotionally healthy way.”



About the Author:
Janet Autherine is the founder of Autherine Publishing and author of Wild Heart, Peaceful Soul: Poems & Inspiration to Live and Love Harmoniously. Born in St. Thomas, Jamaica, she moved to the United States at age 12, settling in Philadelphia.


Janet is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Boston College Law School, and the Georgetown University School of Law. Her poetry is inspired by her own journey of the past 30 years, and also explores the hearts of women from around the world. She hopes that her poetry collection resonates with women globally, and becomes a catalyst for healing and empowerment. For more details, visit her official web site at www.JanetAutherine.com


For media inquiries, including promotional photos & interviews, for booking requests and speaking engagements, and for bulk orders, please contact by phone to (407) 270-0869 or by email to JanetAutherine@growintogreatness.com.

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Falling Through The Ceiling: Our Family ADHD Memoir by Audrey and Larry Jones, MD


Falling Through the Ceiling: Our ADHD Family Memoir (available online at www.enabletables.com) offers a poignant look at the challenges encountered by both parents and children as they cope with attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).



Authors Audrey R. Jones and Larry A. Jones, M.D., are candid about the struggles their upwardly mobile, African American family endured with ADHD. Listen to the authors share a reading from the book at: http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/ChLlxCkX



Discussion or acknowledgement of ADHD in African American families has been historically taboo. The self-imposed stigma of having ADHD looms large, yet scholarly studies of the disorder often rely on personal and caregiver reports. Based on their own experiences, Audrey and Larry crafted a blueprint for discussing the causes and effects of ADHD and the ever-increasing possibilities through diagnosis and treatment.


Married for over 46 years, Audrey and Larry have three sons. During adolescence, each child was diagnosed with ADHD, just as hyperactive disorder was becoming a recognized clinical condition. Audrey and Larry sought help from teachers and therapists, and realized they had much to learn and share. (For at least 20 years of his career as a pediatrician, Larry did not link his children’s symptoms and signs of ADHD to himself.)


In 2008, Audrey was stricken with an illness that led to a permanent disability. Her gift of recovery included an opportunity for Larry and Audrey to seriously reflect on their sons’ actions, starts, and misfires as young adults pursuing higher education and meaningful employment — all while living with the challenges of ADHD. Rather than just writing about the road to recovery, Audrey and Larry chose to tell their whole story, with the intent of helping other families acknowledge and address behaviors that can adversely affect couples and families.


“Our story was written to reveal to parents and professionals the path that our family took to get to a place of resilience with ADHD,” they said. “It is our hope that your path will be straight and with few cloudy days.”


“I would recommend this book to successful African American families in particular because there are no books to help us to understand what can go wrong in our families,” said Rosie Phillips Davis, Ph.D., ABPP. “I believe we all struggle one way or the other and wish we could do it better for our children. I would also recommend the book to K–12 teachers so they can develop a better understanding of the intergenerational aspect of ADHD.”


“Audrey and Larry Jones provide a sensitive, knowledgeable, and often humorous account of the obstacles inherent in raising children with ADHD. They describe their personal journey, from dating to marriage to parenthood and grandparenthood.


Although they put their experience in the context of every family’s aspirations, they also highlight the unique experiences of black American families who are navigating the complex process of coming to terms with ADHD. This book will be an inspiration for the thousands of families who are confronted with ADHD,” said Elaine F. Walker, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of mental health and development at Emory University.



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Message from the Authors
For us Falling Through the Ceiling is a blend of love, humor and real-life irony. We make sense of the nonsensical by shedding light on our challenges of living with attention deficit disorder (ADHD). Our stories are examples of the things that can happen when ADHD runs rampant and untreated for parent and three sons. That is what defines the universality of our stories.


We fell into the same trap as many other parents, thinking that Drew, Jay, and Rob were just lazy and willfully not completing assignments in school. Parenting is probably the most humbling experience of your life. Few of us are trained in parenting and we encounter events in our children’s lives, which should lead us to professional counselors and therapists. Our darling children can throw us off kilter because they really do the darndest things.


We were struggling to make it and created codependency and unhealthy enabling habits. What we did, and what we didn’t do, to help our sons didn’t work, many times. The behaviors simply continued and morphed. If we had it to do all over again, we would have done things better and differently. Hopefully our stories will give other parents relief, support, courage and solutions.


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Family Is Not Everything: How to Minimize Their Mess, Maximize Your Happiness and Enjoy Emotional Baggage Breakthroughs by Anita Washington

Are people constantly dumping their negative energy on you? Do you find yourself bombarded with painful thoughts from your past? What if with seven simple steps you could minimize their mess and maximize your happiness? Interested? Read on…



In Family Is Not Everything: How To Minimize Their Mess, Maximize Your Happiness and Enjoy Emotional Baggage Breakthroughs
, author Anita Washington details personal stories of surviving a homicidal alcoholic father, a neglectful mother and an emotionally and physically abusive brother to show you how childhood trauma turns into adult dysfunctional behavior.


Anita includes lessons to learn from her abuse and her life-altering mistakes, along with teaching you how to use the affirmations, techniques and activities of her 7-Step Method to resolve the effects of emotional baggage and create a life of purpose and meaning. The 7-Step Method is a process of seven sequential steps she had seen produce the greatest results. It has not only worked to improve her life and the lives of her previous clients, it can also work for you.



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Nonfiction > Relationships and Family > Mental Health and Healing
Confidence and Self-esteem > Self-improvement > Motivation and Inspiration



About the Author

Anita Washington, M.Ed. & M.B.A., CEO & Founder of That Anita Live, LLC, host of the TV show That Anita Live and The Emotional Happiness Podcast with That Anita Live provides a platform for women to learn, laugh, and, more importantly, heal. A former school and community agency counselor and creator of the 7-Step Method, Anita has helped guide people from the ages of eleven to fifty through their own life issues, personal transformations, and professional endeavors.


With an old soul and a comedic, honest voice, she uses many southern colloquialisms and colorful expressions to unwrap personal stories of surviving a homicidal alcoholic father, a mother in denial, and four physically and emotionally abusive brothers and relates them to guiding principles and healing techniques.


Through her powerful and uplifting interviews at ThatAnitaLive.TV and The Emotional Happiness Podcast, women get to see and hear real women with resourceful stories living relentless lives after life’s most devastating events.


Through her charismatic and compelling speaking, Anita helps women use the tools and resources they already have to reveal and release success blockers such as childhood trauma and family dysfunction so they can build self-confidence, boost their self-esteem, and feel free to live true to their own personality, spirit, and character.


In her previously released ebook, 7 Simple Steps to Beat Emotional Baggage, Anita shares actionable techniques that will walk women through letting go of the past and rising above the glass ceiling to reach higher levels of success and satisfaction in life.


Anita Washington is a graduate of Limestone College, Virginia State University, and Strayer University with a B.S. in Mathematics, an M.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling, and an M.B.A. in Contracts & Acquisitions.


You can find Anita online at ThatAnitaLive.com, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook. Her handle is That Anita Live on all four social media platforms.



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#BondingThruBooks - Celebrating Our Legacy 365!

Janice L. Dennie joined host Ella D. Curry on BAN Radio to discuss her movie based on her award-winning book series, The Underwoods of Napa Valley. Listen to Janice L. Dennie's BAN Radio Interview: http://tobtr.com/s/11075517



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Unemployed chef, Briana Rutledge, inherits her grandmother's cottage in Napa, California. She sets out to turn the cottage into her dream restaurant, but Tiffany Young and her father, restaurateur Nathaniel Young, plot to run Briana out of town.



About the Producer

The Underwood's of Napa Valley movie is based on the book "Kenton's Vintage Affair" which reached #3 on the Amazon Best Sellers list. Janice L. Dennie is an Amazon.com bestselling author of The Underwoods of Napa Valley Book Series.


In 2016, Janice L. Dennie threw her hat into the film industry by forming Kente Productions LLC, her independent film company that develops scripts, handles casting and filming.


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Each year thousands of people - life coaches, educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers - devote their time and resources to presenting society with great books and means to uplift our communities! However, too many outstanding projects do not get the attention and support that they deserve.



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They Come in All Colors: A Novel by Malcolm Hansen

2019 First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association



An “urgent and heartrending novel about an America on the brink” (Matt Gallagher, author of Youngblood), They Come in All Colors follows a biracial teenage boy who finds his new life in the big city disrupted by childhood memories of the summer when racial tensions in his hometown reached a tipping point.


It’s 1968 when fourteen-year-old Huey Fairchild begins high school at Claremont Prep, one of New York City’s most prestigious boys’ schools. His mother had uprooted her family from their small hometown of Akersburg, Georgia, leaving behind Huey’s white father and the racial unrest that ran deeper than the Chattahoochee River.


But for our sharp-tongued protagonist, forgetting the past is easier said than done. At Claremont, where the only other nonwhite person is the janitor, Huey quickly realizes that racism can lurk beneath even the nicest school uniform. After a momentary slip of his temper, Huey finds himself on academic probation and facing legal charges. With his promising school career in limbo, he begins to reflect on his memories of growing up in Akersburg during the Civil Rights Movement—and the chilling moments leading up to his and his mother’s flight north.


With Huey’s head-shaking antics fueling this coming-of-age narrative, the novel triumphs as a tender and honest exploration of race, identity, family, and homeland, and a work that is “emotionally acute…eye-opening and rewarding for a wide range of readers” (Library Journal, starred review).



Raves & Reviews



“An urgent and heartrending novel about an America on the brink. With force, Malcolm Hansen writes about race, identity and the fleeting deceptions of youth.”
—Matt Gallagher, author of Youngblood



“This is a voice so honest and alive it feels like a stranger whispering a confession in a dark room. Malcolm Hansen's novel is a prodigious debut of a rare literary talent.”
—Mat Johnson, author of Loving Day and Pym



“In They Come in All Colors, Malcolm Hanson is not writing about saints or monsters, just vivid human beings. And does so with humor and insight.”
—Victor LaValle, award-winning author of The Changeling and The Ballad of Black Tom



"Emotionally acute...eye-opening and rewarding for a wide range of readers."
—Library Journal (starred review)



“It's possible to imagine literary recluses J.D. Salinger and Harper Lee coming out of hiding to forge this shaggy, rakish, yet haunting account of a smart aleck's coming-of-age in harsh times.”
—Kirkus




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About the Author

Malcolm Hansen was born at the Florence Crittenton Home for unwed mothers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Adopted by two Civil Rights activists, he grew up in Morocco, Spain, Germany, and various parts of the United States. Malcolm left home as a teenager and, after two years of high school education, went to Stanford, earning a BA in philosophy.


He worked for a few years in the software industry in California before setting off for what turned out to be a decade of living, working, and traveling throughout Central America, South America, and Europe. Malcolm returned to the US to complete an MFA in Fiction at Columbia University. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.




Let Love Have the Last Word: A Memoir by Common

Common—the Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe–winning musician, actor, and activist—follows up his New York Times bestselling memoir One Day It’ll All Make Sense with this inspiring exploration of how love and mindfulness can build communities and allow you to take better control of your life through actions and words.



Common believes that the phrase “let love have the last word” is not just a declaration; it is a statement of purpose, a daily promise. Love is the most powerful force on the planet and ultimately, the way you love determines who you are and how you experience life.


Touching on God, self-love, partners, children, family, and community, Common explores the core tenets of love to help others understand what it means to receive and, most important, to give love. He moves from the personal—writing about his daughter, to whom he wants to be a better father—to the universal, where he observes that our society has become fractured under issues of race and politics. He knows there's no quick remedy for all of the hurt in the world, but love—for yourself and for others—is where the healing begins.


Courageous, insightful, brave, and characteristically authentic, Let Love Have the Last Word shares Common’s own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer. It is a powerful call to action for a new generation of open hearts and minds, one that is sure to resonate for years to come.




Praise for One Day It'll All Make Sense



"Common distinguishes himself here as a true artist and a writer of deep talent. This book is the story of an artist in constant evolution, one who embodies the strength of the brilliant woman that raised him, the love of the Southside Chicago land that spawned him, and the raw spirit of the pro basketball player who fathered him. I’ve always heard that the people of Southside Chicago were special. I’m glad their native son Common shows us why."

— James McBride, The Color of Water


“Common has written a magnificent memoir. It states that it is a book about his fascinating life. That is true. More importantly, his story is the story of all young people trying to grow up. His saga reminds the reader that love liberates and poverty cripples. Common writes beautifully, like the poet he is.”

— Maya Angelou


"Common is a 360-degree human being, and I don't say that about many people. He never needed to "pimp the hood" to achieve his deserved success. He is an eloquent and honorable role model and his memoir is a perfect example of his depth as a human being. In addition, reading about his childhood and upbringing in Chicago is really a trip - because we went through so many of the same experiences albeit decades apart. Chicago is still the roughest and primary "Institution of Hard Knocks," and if you can make it there, you can truly make it anywhere!”

— Quincy Jones


“Raw in its honesty, profound in its insights, One Day It’ll All Make Sense establishes Common as a voice that is as compelling on the page as it is on a record. This is not simply the story of an individual artist but a crucial page the history of hip hop itself.”

— Jelani Cobb, The Substance of Hope


“A powerful memoir that speaks to all audiences.”

— Queen Latifah



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About the Author

Common is an Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Grammy Award–winning music artist. He is an actor and producer and has appeared in numerous critically acclaimed films as well as hit TV series. Common is the author of One Day It’ll All Make Sense, which was a New York Times bestseller. He was raised in Chicago and currently resides in Los Angeles and Brooklyn.



The A List by J.A. Jance

In the next “devilish page-turner” (People) from New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance, Ali Reynolds learns that no good deed goes unpunished.



More than ten years after the abrupt end of her high-profile broadcasting career, Ali Reynolds has made a good life for herself in her hometown of Sedona, Arizona. She has a new house, a new husband, and a flourishing cybersecurity company called High Noon Enterprises, where her team of veritable technological wizards hunts down criminals one case at a time.


But the death of an old friend brings Ali back to the last story she ever reported: a feel-good human interest piece about a young man in need of a kidney to save his life, which quickly spiraled into a medical mismanagement scandal that landed a prestigious local doctor in prison for murder.


Years may have passed, but Dr. Edward Gilchrist has not forgotten those responsible for his downfall—certainly not Ali Reynolds, who exposed his dirty deeds to the world. Life without parole won’t stop him from getting his revenge. Tattooed on his arm are the initials of those who put him behind bars, and he won’t stop until every person on that Annihilation List is dead.



In this gripping suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author praised for her “inimitable, take-no-prisoners style” (Kirkus Reviews), Ali Reynolds and her team race against the clock to stop this ruthless killer—before her own name is crossed out for good.



Purchase The A List (Book #14 of Ali Reynolds Series) by J.A. Jance

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About the Author

J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, and the Joanna Brady series, as well as five interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. Visit her online at JAJance.com. Photograph by Mary Ann Halpin Studios

Mine by Courtney Cole

Tessa was prepared for the hurricane. Lindsey was the storm she didn’t see coming.



When Tessa Taylor unlocked her husband Ethan’s iPad to discover nude photos from a twenty-six-year-old bombshell named Lindsey, her seemingly perfect life came to a screeching halt.


With a hurricane barreling toward Florida and Ethan stuck on a business trip, Tessa finds herself imprisoned in her own home with a choice to make: Does she ride out the storm until she can confront Ethan in person, or does she take matters into her own hands?


Increasingly restless and desperate for revenge, Tessa resolves to act. And when she lures Lindsey over a few hours later, there’s no turning back.


What ensues is a battle of wills between two well-matched opponents, blinded by love for the same man but driven by demons of their own. Like storm-ravaged Florida, neither woman will be the same when the skies clear.


He’s mine. Both wife and mistress would stake their lives on it. But only one of them can be right.



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About The Author

Courtney Cole grew up in rural Kansas and now lives with her husband and kids in Florida, where she writes beneath palm trees and is still in love with the idea of magic and happily-ever-after. She is the author of Saving Beck and Mine. Photo Credit: Christine Arnold Photography



Man of the Year by Caroline Louise Walker

Beware the Man of the Year. You may praise him, resent him, even want to be him: but beneath the elegant trappings that define him, danger looms. Caroline Louise Walker’s stunning debut novel, for fans of Herman Koch’s The Dinner and Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door, delves into the increasingly paranoid mind of a man whose life as the most upstanding of citizens hides a relentlessly dark heart.


Dr. Robert Hart, Sag Harbor’s just-named Man of the Year, is the envy of his friends and neighbors. His medical practice is thriving. He has a beautiful old house and a beautiful new wife and a beautiful boat docked in the village marina. Even his wayward son, Jonah, is back on track, doing well at school, finally worthy of his father’s attentions. So when Jonah’s troubled college roommate, Nick, needs a place to stay for the summer, Hart and his wife generously offer him their guest house. A win-win: Jonah will have someone to hang with, and his father can bask in the warm glow of his own generosity.


But when he begins to notice his new houseguest getting a little too close to his wife, the good doctor’s veneer begins to crack. All the little lies Robert tells—harmless falsehoods meant to protect everything he holds dear—begin to mount. Before long, he’s embroiled in a desperate downward spiral, destroying the lives that stand in his way. It’s only the women in his life—his devoted office manager, his friends, his wife—who can clearly see the truth.


Biting and timely, Man of the Year races along at an electric pace, with a wicked twist that you won’t see coming.



Purchase Man of the Year by Caroline Louise Walker

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About the Author

Caroline Louise Walker grew up in Rock Island, Illinois. For her fiction and nonfiction, she has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The Kerouac Project, Jentel Arts and Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences. She holds an MA from NYU. Man of the Year is her first novel. Photo Credit: Jimmy Stewart, Blacksuit FM Photography



Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family by Mitchell S. Jackson

Mitchell S. Jackson is the author of Survival Math. His debut novel The Residue Years was praised by publications, including The New York Times, The Paris Review, and The Times (London). The novel won the Ernest Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence, and it was also a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.


Jackson’s honors include fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, TED, the Lannan Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Center for Fiction. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Salon, and Tin House, among other publications. He serves on the faculty at New York University and Columbia University.


Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family by award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson. Survival Math is about the calculations Mitchell made to survive his youth in 1990s Northeast Portland, and we wanted to reach out to you because it is absolutely perfect for book club discussion. The book explores difficult topics—addiction and gun play, masculinity and near-death experiences—all framed within the stories of the author and his family’s experiences in Portland. But of course, the book is about something much bigger than one family.


Mitchell illuminates the forces that led his family and his community to this point, from the Great Migration to gentrification, and he does so with humor and style.


So far, the book has been praised by some of the most talented writers on the planet. Two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward called the book “virtuosic.” Author of Orange Is the New Black Piper Kerman says Survival Math is “an unforgettable mix of sharp humor, wide interrogation, and indelible tragedy.”


Pulitzer Prize winning poet Terrance Hayes says Mitchell’s “insights into how black men survive become insights of everyone’s survival.”



Raves and Reviews


“Beyond his own past, Jackson juxtaposes his history with those of his male relatives to illustrate the hardships of class and race on a generational level, creating a timely narrative centered around what it takes to survive in America.”

—Time, 11 New Books to Read this March


"Jackson, the author of the novel The Residue Years, writes about his own childhood in Portland, Ore., and the entrenched racism and economic inequality that shaped his community. Along the way, he interweaves poems and narratives from members of his family. As Jackson puts it in his author’s note, “Our stories of survival are inseparable from the ever-fraught history of America.”"

—New York Times, 12 New Books to Watch for in March


"Jackson revisits his early years in a black Portland neighborhood, telling the stories of his struggling family members and analyzing the marginalizing cultural forces around them."

—Entertaintment Weekly, 20 new books to read in March


"Vivid and unflinching ... Mitchell’s memoir in essays chronicles the struggles of friends and family with drugs, racism, violence, and hopelessness and puts a face on the cyclical nature of poverty."

—Boston Globe, Most Anticipated Books of 2019


"An extensive and illuminating look at the city of [Jackson's] childhood, exploring issues like sex, violence, addiction, community, and the toll this takes on a person’s life.

—Buzzfeed, Most Anticipated Books of 2019


“This is more than Jackson’s story, and as he traces his great-grandparents’ exodus from Alabama to Portland and the subsequent lives of his relatives…he captures the cyclical nature of poverty and neglect…The prose is a stunning mix of internal monologue and historical and religious references that he incorporates to tell his story…Thanks to Jackson’s fresh voice, this powerful autobiography shines an important light on the generational problems of America’s oft-forgotten urban communities.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred



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The Other Side of Cancer: Living Life with My Dying Sister by Annette Leeds

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The Other Side of Cancer: Living Life with My Dying Sister is a passionate story of two sisters and their extraordinary bond and friendship reignited in the face of cancer.


Theresa conquered many hurdles in her lifetime, with victorious highs and shattering lows, but at fifty-four years old, she took on the biggest challenge of her life: advanced stage pancreatic cancer. Like most families, there are those times when moments in life tend to strain or burden relationships. Theresa chose humor in the face of death. Confronting her fate with grace, she taught everyone the true meaning of living life without regret. To those who loved her, she gave an amazing gift—showing them how to move past the sadness and truly enjoy the precious time she had left.


Annette, her baby sister, didn’t realize her strength until she held her sister’s life in her hands. As a writer, she did the one thing she thought would have the most impact. She picked up a notebook and chronicled the journey with Theresa, revealing the strength and inspiration of an amazing woman.


The two siblings shared a room as kids, and in the end, it was the same. A week or so before Theresa died, she told Annette, “This has been the best year of my life.” Most people would have thought she was crazy, but her little sister knew exactly what she meant.



Josephine Baker’s Last Dance by Sherry Jones

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From the author of The Jewel of Medina, a moving and insightful novel based on the life of legendary performer and activist Josephine Baker, perfect for fans of The Paris Wife and Hidden Figures.


Discover the fascinating and singular life story of Josephine Baker—actress, singer, dancer, Civil Rights activist, member of the French Resistance during WWII, and a woman dedicated to erasing prejudice and creating a more equitable world—in Josephine Baker’s Last Dance.


In this illuminating biographical novel, Sherry Jones brings to life Josephine’s early years in servitude and poverty in America, her rise to fame as a showgirl in her famous banana skirt, her activism against discrimination, and her many loves and losses. From 1920s Paris to 1960s Washington, to her final, triumphant performance, one of the most extraordinary lives of the twentieth century comes to stunning life on the page.


With intimate prose and comprehensive research, Sherry Jones brings this remarkable and compelling public figure into focus for the first time in a joyous celebration of a life lived in technicolor, a powerful woman who continues to inspire today.

Books by Sherry Jones

Author and journalist Sherry Jones is best known for her international bestseller The Jewel of Medina. She is also the author of Josephine Baker's Last Dance, The Sword of Medina, Four Sisters, All Queens, The Sharp Hook of Love, and the novella White Heart.

She lives in Spokane, WA, where, like Josephine Baker, she enjoys dancing, singing, eating, advocating for equality, and drinking champagne. Visit her online at AuthorSherryJones.com and at Facebook.com/SherryJonesFanpage.


Books by Sherry Jones

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Stripped For Greater: Walk By Faith by Michele Nicole Mitchell


I had $0.06 in my bank account and $5 in coins in my purse. As I sat in the car, the reality of this season of my life just hit me...homeless.


I am homeless.


I looked at myself in the mirror and the conversation in my mind began. "It's all your fault. You did this to me. You. YOU failed us. You are 46 years old and you have nothing. You are stuck. You are yet again in "starting over" mode. You are not all here, you are functioning broken.


How do you go from having a job with benefits, having your own business as a travel agent, having almost paid off all your debt and making plans for the next season of your life, to sitting in the front seat of a car with $0.06 in the bank and $5 in your purse, your items in a borrowed storage unit, your clothes in a travel garment bag, a job paying $8.50 per hour working 15-25 hours per week and you have two college degrees?


How the hell did this happen to us Michele...please tell me...I would like to know."




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Unveiled by La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson

A New Orleans attorney, L. Morgan Franklin, finds her well ordered life turned upside down when her younger half-brother, Winston, dies in their small hometown of L’Ouverture, Louisiana.

When it becomes evident that Winston’s death may actually be a murder, Morgan begins a search for answers that uncover long-held family secrets and new discoveries about the people she loves the most.


The mysteries of family, life and love all converge in this story of one woman’s refusal to accept things as they appear.

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The Caged Butterfly by Marian L. Thomas

Who Would Think That One Act of Love Could Affect Four Generations?


Spanning from 1920 to 1996, this captivating tale of secrets, betrayal, and forgiveness will pull at the strings of your heart, and keep you turning pages while you pray for a happy ending. Read more: https://bit.ly/2P7tdr4


Maxine's New Job by Dr. Lynda J. Mubarak

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Shorty and The Sullivans by Lynda Mubarak

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Dr. Lynda Mubarak reads a selection from her new book, "Maxine's New Job."

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Children's Books by Dr. Lynda J. Mubarak

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STATIONS FOR KIDS is dedicated to early literacy and community service. The best way to ensure your child's personal and career success is to begin the learning process as soon as possible. Academic success is always necessary, but your child also needs to see how he or she fits into the world community. A combination of community service and applicable educational concepts will give your child a balanced view of the world.



Pamela Samuels Young YA Adaptations

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#AnybodysDaughter: The YA Adaptation by Pamela Samuels Young

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#AbuseofDiscretion: YA Adaptation by Pamela Samuels Young

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Raye Mitchell's Rise-Up Leadership Series

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Ladies of the Legal Thrillers

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Crime Fiction Anthology Box Sets (Ladies of the Legal Thriller Book 1 and 2)



From six bestselling legal thriller authors comes this set of six full-length, first-in-series novels! The Ladies of the Legal Thriller present Legal Action AND Legal Briefs, a limited-time, ebook release featuring four lawyers, one judge, and a forensic accountant in six deftly plotted, pulse-pounding thrillers.


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Books by Janice L. Dennie

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The Underwoods of Napa Valley Movie. Genre: Urban Romance

The Underwoods of Napa Valley Movie is a feature-length film based on Janice L. Dennie's novel, Kenton’s Vintage Affair part of her UNDERWOODS OF NAPA VALLEY Book Series.



The Underwoods of Napa Valley Storyline

Unemployed chef, Briana Rutledge, inherits her grandmother's cottage in Napa, California. She sets out to turn the cottage into her dream restaurant, but Tiffany Young and her father, restaurateur Nathaniel Young, plot to run Briana out of town.



About the Producer

The Underwood's of Napa Valley is based on the book "Kenton's Vintage Affair" which reached #3 on the Amazon Best Sellers list. Janice L. Dennie is an Amazon.com bestselling author of TThe Underwoods of Napa Valley Book Series. In 2016, Janice L. Dennie threw her hat into the film industry by forming Kente Productions LLC, her independent film company that develops scripts, handles casting and filming. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/UNVmovie



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One Winter Night (The Suttons of San Francisco) by Janice L. Dennie


Veronique Sutton’s mother has warned her to marry before she turns thirty if she wants to have children because menopause runs early in their family. The gorgeous 29-year-old looks like she just stepped out of Hollywood. Her only dilemma is that she expects the opposite sex to look the same. The man she loves must be tall, handsome, upscale, and professional. And he must make her feel fire and passion. No lukewarm love for her.


Veronique knows how to attract a man, but doesn’t know how to keep one. She gives up on finding her significant other…, until ONE WINTER NIGHT, when she meets two handsome men at her company’s Christmas party.


The sincere (and wealthy) Christopher Steele and the vibrant (and fiery) Jamal Stone. Both are handsome, upscale, professional men and both are as different as night and day. Only one can help Veronique make the right choice for her future happiness. Which one will it be?


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Something New: An Interracial Romance by Janie De Coster

Follow the journey of an interracial couple who are not only from different worlds but worlds that goes beyond the color of their skin. Tobias Benton- a handsome, white rich and successful businessman who is soon to inherit his father's billion dollar company. Tobias has been dating Sharon English, a beautiful and wealthy lady who owns several Art Galleries. From the world point of view, they are the Barbie and Ken couple who are destined to marry and have a wonderful life together that is until.....


Brylane Robinson- a beautiful, bright and intelligent black sister who lives in the housing projects on the South side of Chicago, steps into the picture. Brylane fights for survival and a better life for herself in the hood.


One morning on her way to work, a handsome man literally runs into her. When their eyes met so did their hearts. Will Brylane and Tobias venture into Something New?




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Fiction > African American > Women's Fiction > Romance > Multicultural & Interracial

When The Vows Break by Janie De Coster

Yasmin Lewis finds herself in love with a married man but not your ordinary married man. He is Pastor Sidney Teal, a fine and prominent leader of the megachurch, Holy Word Holiness, with a membership of thousands. Pastor Teal treats her well in and out of bed. However, Yasmin knows he will never be hers, and she longs for more.


More comes in the form of sexy, successful, and single Ambrose Hunter, a man who's willing and able to give her the kind of life she knows she deserves. Yasmin's sins catch up with her when Ambrose finds out she is not only seeing another man behind his back but a man of the cloth at that.


Now Yasmin's world spins out of control. Will she be able to redeem herself and find forgiveness in When The Vows Break?



When The Vows Break Book Reviews:


5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding

The storyline throughout this story was very realistic and should be read in every women’s group. Women that read and share this story can talk about how easy judgments are perceived in the church, which often results in division, where true believers would understand the importance of forgiveness of self and one another, just as Christ forgave us from the cross, what better example can one follow.



5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this book!

This story was so realistic I feel like I know these people. Sidney and Yazmin were both selfish and wrong, they both got what they deserved. Off to find other books by this author, another one added to my favorites list!



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Genre: Contemporary Christion Fiction

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The Author in You: New Writers Searching for a Theme by Dr. Lynda Mubarak

Often times when I speak with new authors, especially those who write non-fiction or poetry, they have a difficult time deciding exactly what they want to write about. Most of them have several topics that they are passionate about, but they don't all need to go in the same book! How do you fix this...


Dr. Lynda Mubarak is an award-winning author and educator! She has the answer in her new publishing guide: titled, The Author in You: New Writers Searching for a Theme - http://a.co/d/5oTwihA



New and Emerging Authors are you having trouble deciding on your topic or subject? Too many choices? You are torn between several subjects and you need assistance deciding what's best. Take a few minutes to investigate some areas of interest.


The Author in You will save time and provide some insight on selecting a theme that works for you and offer some simple steps on getting it done!


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Miami Beat: The Secret Society by Frederica Burden (Books 1 & 2)

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Telling Stories by Cheri Paris Edwards

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Loving You by Jessica Tilles

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FOR YOU WOMAN Spirit Jewels by ME

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Poetry and Essays by Author named ME, a Philosopher of Love and Truth



Wild Hearts, Peaceful Soul: Poems and Inspiration to Live and Love Harmoniously by Janet Autherine

African American Poet Releases New Book With Poems That Explore the Heart of Today’s Woman. Wild Heart, Peaceful Soul is resonating with readers around the world. Read more: https://bit.ly/2y3gMq0

My Last Baggage Call Aboard Air Force One: A Journey of Sacrifice, Service, Family, and Friendship by Glenn W. Powell

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Glenn W. Powell is a featured speaker on The Christian Authors on Tour TV Show. Hosted by Leroy Mckenzie Jr. and Lynn Pinder. Watch the CAOT TV replay of the interview: https://youtu.be/1OfUReG_VAk



Falling Through the Ceiling: Our ADHD Family Memoir by Audrey R. Jones and Larry A. Jones, MD

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The memoir of Audrey and Larry Jones and their three sons demystifies ADHD in childhood and beyond. Listen to the authors share a reading from the book at: http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/ChLlxCkX




Passport Wife by Terri D.

Passport Wife takes you beyond the fairy tale behind the scenes straight to my journals. Here is my story about how when I stopped looking for it love found me. It's been quite the journey and all along I've been asking myself how did I end up here?




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Genre: Memoir > Relationships

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There Is Sunshine After The Rain: Making It Through Life’s Struggle by Patricia A. Saunders

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This Too Shall Pass by Patricia A. Saunders

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Better Late Than Never by Kimberla Lawson Roby

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Better Late Than Never by Kimberla Lawson Roby, the 15th & Final Novel in Reverend Curtis Black Series, is available in print, ebook and audio book. Kimberla has sold more than 2.8 Million copies of her novels!

The Storm Is Passing Over by Charles R. Butts Jr.

The Storm Is Passing Over reminds us that while no one immune to the storms that are sure to come to their lives, they eventually pass and leave us better and stronger for having endured them.



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Little Girl Arise by Tarkisha M. Wallace

Mark 5:41 says, "Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, 'Talitha, cumi,' which is translated, 'Little Girl, I say to you, arise.'" Little Girl Arise speaks to the little girl inside every woman. The little girl who suffered a tragedy that caused her to abandon her purpose. Little Girl Arise provides essential principles to restore the life she thought was spiritually dead. This book will help every woman recognize her true purpose, and give her the steps to aligning her life with God's plan.


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Unlawful Series (Lawyers in Lust Books) by Sassy Sinclair

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Explore the Lawyers in Lust Books by Sassy Sinclair
Engagingly erotic legal thrillers you’ll want to binge on!

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I Did It to Myself: True Confessions of an Overachiever by Edgar L. Vann

I Did It to Myself: True Confessions of an Overachiever by Edgar L. Vann offers strategies on cultivating a healthy life-work balance. Read an excerpt today: http://www.edgarlvann.com/excerpt




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Undefiled by Raykel Tolson

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Stiletto Justice by Camryn King

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Word Food for Doods by Duane Lance Filer

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Word Food for Doods by Duane Lance Filer

Action & Adventure > Mystery >Thriller & Suspense

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The Legend of Diddley Squatt: A Novella from a Brother Fella by Duane Lance Filer

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Longtale Children’s Books Series by Duane Filer

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“LongTALES for ShortTAILS” here’s a quick look at what the stories are about:


Fastjack Robinson – Like a young Jackie Robinson, Fastjack is the fastest rabbit in the world! Somebody in Bunny Junction has to stop the notorious Grabbit Rabbit, so it’s Fastjack to the rescue.


Ms. Missy-Bishop’s First Dog – Do you remember what it was like when you got your first dog? Bishop’s first dog turns out to be the beautiful diva Missy. Plus, Missy soon has a surprise for the family.


Duncan and the Chocolate Bar – A story of the futuristic Duncan as he wins a contest and is one of the youngest to ever travel to outer-space.

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Afraid To Love You by J. Brinkley


After losing her husband in a tragic accident, Stephanie Dennard finds herself a single parent of two beautiful daughters. After years of struggling alone, she is suddenly swept off her feet and finds comfort in the arms of a new man, a handsome smooth talking truck driver named Mike. Mike soon moves into the home Stephanie shares with her young daughter, Anita, a teen who possessed exotic features much like her father. She had a passion for helping others and dreamed of one day becoming a nurse, just like her mother.


LaSonya, on the other hand, looked just like her mother, but possessed the business acumen of her father and pursued a career in business management. LaSonya was the perfect ‘big sister’ and loved Anita dearly. Anita and LaSonya, the both, dislike Mike but is their dislike for him misplaced or is there a more sinister side to him that hasn’t yet surfaced?


Stephanie finds herself torn between the man she loves and the daughters she adores. Will she be forced to make a decision between them? While Anita is left fighting the demons that accompany nightmares, bitter memories, and depression, LaSonya is left trying her best to hold the family together, while searching for her own piece of happiness.


Will the family ever regroup? Will Anita ever be the same innocent carefree spirit she once was before evil crept in to rob her of all that was pure?


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Genre: Women Fiction, Urban Fiction

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Endgame Trilogy (3 Book Series) by Tiye Love


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Psychologist Dr. Zoe Broussard has always been a no-nonsense, play by the rules woman until she meets her new client. From the moment the impossibly gorgeous Michael Carson walks into her office, she finds herself dangerously drawn to him and irrevocably hooked.


Michael is an NFL quarterback with a multi-million-dollar contract and a penchant for breaking hearts. He’s used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to tempt his hot new therapist into exploring the obvious passion between them. Even though there’s another man in her life.


Can Zoe resist Michael’s charms and her growing feelings for him? More importantly, is she willing to risk everything for a man who may not be there tomorrow?



BOOKS IN THE SERIES

* Endgame (Endgame Trilogy Book 1) by Tiye Love

* Game Time (Endgame Trilogy Book 2) by Tiye Love

* Game Changer (Endgame Trilogy Book 3) by Tiye Love


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For Brooklyn’s Love (The Philadelphia Heights Series) by Quinteese


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Brooklyn Myers loves her best friends, Tessa and Laila. They are indeed, sisters. They’ve each been on a journey of self-discovery since graduating from college. After a year of struggling to find work in their fields, Brooklyn is the first to find her groove and take a leap of faith into entrepreneurship. She writes a book, Brooklyn’s Basement, based on the four years she spent in a sex trafficking ring and launches an online boutique called, Brooklyn’s Closet. With Tessa and Laila as her business managers, things are starting to look up for them.


Then, one cold weekend in the fall, she goes to a business conference hosted in downtown Philadelphia. There, she meets Barry Carter, a handsome businessman, and owner of Carter Sports Management & Consulting, a sports management company.


They bump into each other at the food truck on their lunch break. As they share their personal stories over lunch, Barry notices a sadness in Brooklyn that makes him want to explore her world. He listens to her heart and decides that even with his recent heartbreak, she’s worth pursuing.


Months go on as Brooklyn and Barry get more acquainted, learning each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Eventually, Barry decides that he wants Brooklyn to be more than his friend and will do anything to protect their newfound courtship.



Walk in Your Authority (Unleashing the Divine Power from Within) by Allison Gregory Daniels


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In this book, Walk in Your Authority: Unleashing the Divine Power from Within, author Allison Gregory Daniels shares how she weathered the storms of life by taking you through her life experiences and showing you how she stood trusting God in the midst of it all. Her refusal to allow life’s events to destroy God’s plan and solidified her identity.


This book is a step-by-step guide, offering powerful tips, strategies, and tools for overcoming your passed hurts, surviving emotional setbacks, and handling your emotions. Daniels offers testimony to the faith and trust she placed in God, as well as the reassurance that past experiences do not have to destroy future dreams. She knew that she would stand, live, love, and laugh again, once she changed her thinking and dealt with her past disappointments, which then reconnected her to her journey of wholeness.



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Non-Fiction, Women and Teens, Learning How to Walk in your Authority with Confidence, Clarity and Consistency. Allison's books website: https://www.allisongdaniels.com/apps/webstore


The Men of Endurance Series by Olivia Gaines and Siera London

Siera London writes about Sassy, Sensual heroines and the Alpha Males that love them, flaws and all. Read more: https://blackpearlsmag.wordpress.com/2018/10/08/new-books-siera-london

Nicki Night’s Chandler Series

A born and bred New Yorker, Nicki Night delights in creating hometown heroes and heroines with an edge. As an avid reader and champion for love, Nicki chose to pen romance novels because she believes that loves rocks and she delights in writing contemporary romances with unforgettable characters and just enough drama to make readers clutch a pearl here and there. Read more: https://wp.me/p2Tdmv-1ZW

Worth The Ride (Gumbo Love Book 4) by Ann Clay

Catch up on the Brooks Family with the GUMBO LOVE Series. The series kicked off with the oldest brother, Travis’s story in Blue Autumn in the Bayou, followed by middle brother, Michael in The Perfect Blend. The last and final chapter of the Brooks siblings end with the youngest, Trisha Brooks, as she heads off to Texas in Worth The Ride. Here’s the latest news: https://wp.me/p2Tdmv-20Z


Two Steps Past the Altar by Patricia A. Bridewell

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Bound by Passion by Makayla Smyles

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Books by Alice Wootson


What’s in a Name? by Alice Wootson

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Border Love by Alice Wootson

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Border Danger by Alice Wootson

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Overcoming Bias and Racism in Your Workplace: A Primer for Minorities in the Business World by Gregory L. Harris

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Leadership > Discrimination & Racism > Career Development
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Broken Conditions by Jo Lena Johnson

(Volume 1 of the Clean Colored Girl Chronicles Book Series)
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Elle Wright New Romance Novels

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Caught Up by Kristina Smith

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Black Hearts White Minds by Mitch Margo

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Black Hearts White Minds (A Carl Gordon Legal Thriller) by Mitch Margo. Jo Lena Johnson, Publisher at Mission Possible Press, shares audio book reviews from Black Hearts White Minds by Mitch Margo, listen here: https://www.audioacrobat.com/note/CpPbfvck

The Black Series (3 Book Series)

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Books in the Black Series by Joan Vassar

* Black by Joan Vassar

* Elbert: The Uncaged Mind by Joan Vassar

* Emancipating James by Joan Vassar

The Black Series by Joan Vassar

Sexy Black Men in love with Sexy Black Women

Black shares the appealing tale of a passionate love between a man and a woman bound together to change their destiny.


Elbert: The Uncaged Mind is a passionate story of love and healing despite the ugly backdrop of slavery.


Emancipating James reveals the complicated facets of the human soul exposed against the backdrops of Civil War, slavery, and romance.


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Elbert: The Uncaged Mind by Joan Vassar

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The Black Series by Joan Vassar

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Elbert: The Uncaged Mind by Joan Vassar

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Viral Xgression (Book 2 Whiskey House Trilogy) by Marc Lacy

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Curse of the Whiskey House by Marc Lacy

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Two-Sided Heart by Patricia Anne Phillips

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Tradition by AlTonya Washington

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Family Is Not Everything: How To Minimize Their Mess, Maximize Your Happiness and Enjoy Emotional Baggage Breakthroughs

In Family Is Not Everything: How To Minimize Their Mess, Maximize Your Happiness and Enjoy Emotional Baggage Breakthroughs, author Anita Washington details personal stories of surviving a homicidal alcoholic father, a neglectful mother and an emotionally and physically abusive brother to show you how childhood trauma turns into adult dysfunctional behavior.


She includes lessons to learn from her abuse and her life-altering mistakes, along with teaching you how to use the affirmations, techniques and activities of her 7-Step Method to resolve the effects of emotional baggage and create a life of purpose and meaning.


The 7-Step Method is a process of seven sequential steps she had seen produce the greatest results. It has not only worked for her and her previous clients, it can also work for you!


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Dangerous Consequences by Lisa Renee Johnson

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Kairos The Perfect Time for Love

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Praying for the Penis: A Wives Guide to Understand Male Sexual Health by Gail Crowder

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Nandi's Unexpected Gift by Ama Kuma

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It Takes 2: Who is Helping You Lead? by Ramone Harper

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Head Games by Mary B. Morrison

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Book clubs, bloggers and social media influencers
, thank you so much for exploring the authors on the Storytellers Book Tour! We are promoting some of the most talented authors in the business! EDC Creations virtual book tours are geared toward bringing authors and readers together in more intimate settings. The reader will receive great books to add to their library, while taking a trip inside the world of a published author for a few weeks. Many of you might decide to write your own book before it’s over!

Thousands of people — educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers — devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too many outstanding books do not get the attention and reader support that they deserve. It is our mission to connect readers with these hidden gems and bring them books that will change their lives! Please consider hosting the authors showcased here for at least one week on your FaceBook page, Twitter feed, Instagram page or your personal blog.


JOIN THE STORYTELLERS BOOK TOUR TODAY!
Simply click on any of the links or BLUE ORBS, and you will be taken to the author's page. Share this page with the buttons along to top. You have permission to share and repost the text and images on the page to share on your blog, Facebook page or Twitter feed. You can not change, edit or alter the text or images! All credits, disclaimers and copyrights have to be left in place.


Ella Curry, President of EDC Creations
Website: www.edc-creations.com

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