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FEATURED AUTHORS ON SEDUCING THE PEN TOUR

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* 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



Authors featured in the Love Like It's Hot 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 Calm Heart Effect: Minding My Heart Business by Lola C Booker

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

* Carolina Soul: The Down Home Taste of the Carolinas by Chef Rome

* Courage to Pursue by Lisa Blackmon

* Delayed But Not Denied 3 by Asia Williams, Co-Author

* Failure to Protect by Pamela Samuels Young

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

* First Husband by Lutishia Lovely (Hallelujah Series)

* Josephine Baker's Last Dance by Sherry Jones

* Love Like It's Hot Box Set

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

* Maxine Listens by Dr. Lynda J. Mubarak

* Maxine's Hands by Dr. Lynda J. Mubarak

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

* Miami Beat II: Dilemmas by Frederica P. Burden

* Miami Beat III: Illusions by Frederica P. Burden

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

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

* Order of the Seers Trilogy by Cerece Rennie Murphy

* Quick and Easy Guide to Signing by Lauren K. Bell

* Seeds of Deception by Arlene L. Walker

* Shattered Vows: Love, Lies & Consequences Book 3 by Natasha D. Frazier

* 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

* Stiletto Justice by Camryn King

* Stripped For Greater: Walk By Faith by Michele Nicole

* Sweet (HEART) Pleasantries: A Calm Heart Effect, Book Two by Lola C. Booker

* Telling Stories by Cheri Paris Edwards

* 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 Key to My Pain by Antoinette Davis

* The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II by Leonard Pitts Jr.

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

* The PhD Game: Confessions of a Black Academic

* The Sisterhood: Book One by Nichol Bradford

* The Wolf Queen: The Hope of Aferi (Book I) by Cerece Rennie Murphy

* The Wolf Queen: The Promise of Aferi (Book II) by Cerece Rennie Murphy

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

* To Find You by Cerece Rennie Murphy

* Triple Threat by Camryn King

* Unfortunately Francine (Unfortunate Series Book 1) by Joan Vassar

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

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

* Unlawful Series (Lawyers in Lust Books) by Sassy Sinclair

* Unveiled by La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson

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



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The Wolf Queen: The Hope of Aferi (Book I)

Have you read The Wolf Queen: The Hope of Aferi (Book I) yet? You can read the prologue on her beautiful website today: https://www.cerecerenniemurphy.com/adult-books


The Wolf Queen: The Hope of Aferi (Book I) by Cerece Rennie Murphy

Once great and powerful sorcerers, the Amasiti were hunted to the brink of extinction by the Hir and his followers. For four hundred years, their legacy faded from memory waiting for the hope of Aferi to be renewed…


In the Land of Yet
At the edge of the Forbidden Forest
A young woman lives alone.


Forced to fend for herself after the brutal murder of her family, Ameenah Yemini has made a life for herself as a master tanner and farmer, only venturing into the world to earn her living then return to the safety and seclusion of her home.


Until a chance encounter brings her work to the attention of the powerful Hir. And her careful life begins to unravel.


Drawn to the hidden magic that lingers in everything she touches, the new Hir insists on having her for himself, using the people around her to force Ameenah into his grasp.


When she realizes that her greatest enemy may hold the key to a secret she thought lost to her forever, Ameenah is determined to reclaim her stolen past. But, at what cost? As an ancient power waits to be unleashed, Ameenah's choices will make the difference between awakening a new magic or delivering it into the hands of evil.


Listen to this interview with Cerece Rennie Murphy, author of The Wolf Queen and other wonderful works of speculative fiction on Giant Panda Podcast.

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The Wolf Queen: The Promise of Aferi (Book II)

To claim their future, Ameenah Yemeni must avenge her past.


War has come to the Land of Yet and though the wolf has awakened within her, Ameenah Yemeni has just begun to understand the legacy behind its magic.


Without the wisdom to wield it, she knows she is no match for the treachery of the Hir, whose lust for absolute power threatens everything she holds dear.


Her only chance – Yet’s only hope – is for its people to band together and fight.


But the Hir’s iron grip reaches deeper than they ever realized and the land that once stood together is more divided than ever. While Ameenah travels to the isolated Province of Harat in search of allies and the remnants of the mythical Amasiti, the man she loves must take a different road, each uncovering terrible secrets, centuries in the making that could unravel their rebellion before it has time to take root.


In a desperate race to rally a force strong enough to defeat the Hir, Ameenah's quest plunges her into the depths of a cursed land to recover what remains of an age-old promise—but the cost of saving her people just might be her life.


The final chapter of The Wolf Queen adventure is here.




The Wolf Queen: The Promise of Aferi (Book II in The Wolf Queen Series) Released October 3, 2019 by Cerece Rennie Murphy. Order today: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XDZTCVH




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Meet Cerece Rennie Murphy

National bestselling and award-winning author Cerece Rennie Murphy fell in love with writing and science fiction at an early age. It’s a love affair that has grown ever since. In 2012, Mrs. Murphy published the first book in what would become the Order of the Seers sci-fi trilogy. Mrs. Murphy has since published eight books.


In addition to recently publishing her first time-bending romance titled, To Find You, Mrs. Murphy released the 2nd book in the Ellis and The Magic Mirror children’s book series with her son. Mrs. Murphy is currently developing a fantasy adventure, titled The Wolf Queen and a 2-part space opera.


Mrs. Murphy lives and writes in her hometown of Washington, DC with her husband, two children and the family dog, Yoda. To learn more about the author and her upcoming projects, please visit her website at www.cerecerenniemurphy.com.

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About the Author & Platform Creator Cerece Rennie Murphy

Cerece fell in love with science fiction at the age of seven, watching “The Empire Strikes Back” at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C. with her sister and mom. It’s a love affair that has grown ever since.


Cerece is the national bestselling author of six books, including the Order of the Seers science fiction trilogy, two books in the award-winning Ellis and The Magic Mirror children’s fantasy series, and To Find You, a time-bending, historical romance.


Cerece launched Narazu in October of 2016 because she believes, as all sci-fi fans do, in the power of independent, yet like-minded individuals to save the world. To learn more about Cerece and her upcoming projects, please visit her website at www.cerecerenniemurphy.com.



Order of the Seers Trilogy by Cerece Rennie Murphy

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To Find You by Cerece Rennie Murphy

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Indie Sci-fi Author and Narazu Founder Cerece Rennie Murphy

She introduces Narazu, a new online platform designed to bring the best in independent sci-fi and comic-culture content to the fans who love it most. Read more: http://narazu.com/about-us



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Failure to Protect by Pamela Samuels Young

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The author of the award-winning thriller Anybody’s Daughter is back with an addictive read that tackles bullying and its devastating aftermath.



What Really Goes on Behind School Doors?


When the classroom is no longer a safe space for her child, a grieving mother is determined to seek justice for her bullied daughter. Enter hard-charging attorneys Angela Evans and Jenny Ungerman. From the very start, the two lawyers face more than an uphill battle.


An ambitious school principal is far more concerned about protecting her career than getting to the truth. She flat out denies any knowledge of the bullying and prefers to sweep everything under the rug. But just how low will she go?


As the battle enters the courtroom, the attorneys fight hard to expose the truth. But will a massive coverup hinder their quest for justice?


Order Failure to Protect (Angela Evans and Dre Thomas Series Book 4) by Pamela Samuels Young: https://www.amazon.com/Failure-Protect-Angela-Evans-Thomas-ebook/dp/B07W772JHC



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The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II by Leonard Pitts Jr.

Pulitzer-winning journalist and bestselling novelist Leonard Pitts, Jr.’s new historical page-turner is a great American tale of race and war, following three characters from the Jim Crow South as they face the enormous changes World War II triggers in the United States.


Could you find the courage to do what’s right in a world on fire?


An affluent white marine survives Pearl Harbor at the cost of a black messman’s life only to be sent, wracked with guilt, to the Pacific and taken prisoner by the Japanese . . . a young black woman, widowed by the same events at Pearl, finds unexpected opportunity and a dangerous friendship in a segregated Alabama shipyard feeding the war . . . a black man, who as a child saw his parents brutally lynched, is conscripted to fight Nazis for a country he despises and discovers a new kind of patriotism in the all-black 761st Tank Battalion.


Set against a backdrop of violent racial conflict on both the front lines and the home front, The Last Thing You Surrender explores the powerful moral struggles of individuals from a divided nation. What does it take to change someone’s mind about race? What does it take for a country and a people to move forward, transformed?



Publishers Weekly Editorial Review for The Last Thing You Surrender


Leonard Pitts Jr., a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, turns again to America’s fraught history of race relations in this unflinching, gritty WWII saga. It centers on a trio of finely drawn characters, two black and one white, all from Alabama, whose worlds collide because of Pearl Harbor.


Marine Private George Simon—wealthy, religious, white—survives the sinking of his ship because Eric Gordy, a black messman, rescues him. Eric dies, and while George recuperates, he pays a condolence call on Eric’s widow, Thelma. She and her brother, Luther Hayes, a bitter alcoholic, are living with the memory of their parents’ lynching 20 years earlier.


George and Thelma begin a correspondence after he returns to active duty; she takes a job in a shipyard. Luther, deciding this is a white man’s war, tries to evade the draft but ends up serving with a tank battalion in Europe. George endures horrific conditions in the Pacific as Thelma faces growing racial hostility at work, culminating in a brutal moment of violence that compels her to make a difficult decision.


While remaining true to his characters, Pitts brings the story lines to realistic conclusions even as he holds out hope for the future, resulting in a polished, affecting novel.



Editorial Reviews: The Last Thing You Surrender


“Seamlessly integrates impressive research into a compelling tale of America at war—overseas, at home, and within ourselves, as we struggle to find the better angels of our nature. Pitts poignantly illustrates ongoing racial and class tensions, and offers hope that we can overcome hatred by refusing to sacrifice dignity.”

—Booklist, starred review


“The Last Thing You Surrender is a story of our nation at war, with itself as well as tyranny across the globe. It’s an American tapestry of hatred, compassion, fear, courage, and cruelties, leavened with the promise of triumph. A powerful story I will not soon forget.”

—James R. Benn, author of the Billy Boyle WWII Mystery series



“Leonard Pitts, Jr. does it again. He interweaves stories that grip you from beginning to end. Set during WWII, it shows how race relations in America haven't advanced much. The Last Thing You Surrender will have you entranced with the story, and it will stick with you even after you complete the last page.”

—Southfield Public Library



“I couldn't put it down, and it left me stunned! It’s such a harsh novel, yet at the same time, it’s a hopeful novel that is so relevant today. I'm already telling people about it.”

—Pete Mock, McIntyre's Books, Pittsboro, North Carolina




About the Author

Leonard Pitts, Jr. is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who pens one of the most popular newspaper columns in America, weighing in twice weekly on controversies of race, gender, politics and popular culture. He is the author of a series of critically-acclaimed novels, including "Freeman," "Before I Forget" and his latest, "The Last Thing You Surrender."

Website: http://leonardpittsjr.com

Twitter: @leonardpittsjr1 and https://twitter.com/LeonardPittsJr1

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Purchase The Last Thing You Surrender: A Novel of World War II by Leonard Pitts Jr.


Amazon:

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Publisher:

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Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38225249-the-last-thing-you-surrender


Barnes&Noble:

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Delayed But Not Denied 3: Real People Sharing Stories about Healing and Growth

Delayed But Not Denied 3 Co-Authors: Asia Maddrey, Asia Williams, Deneen Cooper, Dionely Reyes, Dr. Lawana Richmond, Janelle Rollins-Johnson, Janette “Justice” Carter, Julia D. Shaw, Julie Ann Fairley, Kathleen Greely, Kristin Vaughan Robinson, L. Renee, Walikqua Johnson, Maria Dowd, Norma Brown, and Toni Coleman Brown.


Delayed But Not Denied 3 is a compilation of stories told by Black Women who were interested in sharing life experiences hoping to be helpful to others. These stories demonstrate the power of prayer, faith, and strategies for triumph.


The one common thread that binds the co-authors of Delayed But Not Denied Book 3: Real People Sharing Stories About Healing and Growth, is that they put their fingers to the keyboard to share parts of their life experiences. The contributors of the book share a diverse tapestry of insight, which is woven together by the drive to define their own successes.


They share their stories of tragedies and triumphs with the prayer that, a sentence, a paragraph or a chapter will empower others to push a bit harder and to be their authentic self. In this collaboration, each woman’s testimony lets readers know that regardless of what you have been through you are extraordinary too!


Asia Williams’ Contribution: The experience I chose to share was about how I have dealt with being the daughter of a father, whom I love very much, but has been incarcerated most of my life, and how that impacts me and my children. For additional information go to: http://www.delayedbutnotdenied.info/asia-williams



About the Co-Author
Asia Williams is an English teacher turned assistant principal for NYC. For 15 years she has dedicated her life to building and uplifting children while raising two of her own. Her son, Kamari who attends Howard University and her daughter Khloe that is beginning her school career as a kindergartner. Asia was very reluctant to share her story, but she believes that being transparent about her life has the potential to help millions of children and adults who are going through a similar situation.


Purchase Delayed But Not Denied 3

Website to Purchase: http://www.delayedbutnotdenied.info/asia-williams

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Delayed-But-Not-Denied-Sharing/dp/1732840520


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Seeds of Deception by Arlene L. Walker

A clash between Cherokee Indians and their former African slaves comes to a head in the tribal town of Feather Falls.


On the same day Sput Louie McClendon is evicted by reviled town tycoon Goliah Lynch, her husband mysteriously vanishes. Has he fallen prey to bushwhackers or timber thieves? Or is Lynch behind his disappearance?


Alone and desperate, Sput Louie turns to town elder Two Bird for help, but with racial tension between the two factions, are his intentions pure?


As Sput Louie’s frantic search for her husband intensifies, she stumbles onto a dark twisted family secret – one that could not only have devastating implications for her, but the entire town of Feather Falls.



Reviews for Seeds of Deception by Arlene L. Walker


“Seeds of Deception has characters you’ll love, a plot that pulls you in and twists you’ll never see coming.”

— Pamela Samuels Young, author of Anybody’s Daughter, NAACP Image Award winner


“Hypnotic prose, vivid characters. I was blown away. A masterful first novel.”

— Dwayne Alexander Smith, author of Forty Acres, NAACP Image Award Winner


“I wish I could go back and meet all her characters again. Haven’t stopped thinking about them yet. Easily one of my favorite reads this year.”

— Lisa Bobbit, reviewer, ReadInColour.com


“Ms. Walker’s writing is uninhibited and honest.”

— C. Knight, Book-a-licious Book Club



Purchase Seeds of Deception by Arlene L. Walker

Genre: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, and Mystery

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45420608-seeds-of-deception

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Seeds-Deception-could-hurt-truth-ebook/dp/B07R7J2FN1



About the Author

Arlene L. Walker is a graduate of UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and is a winner of the PEN USA CASP award as well as a finalist in the 2011 PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in A Letter for My Mother, WOW-Women On Writing. Ms. Walker resides in Southern California where she is currently at work on her second novel. You can connect with her at https://www.arlenewalker.com. Tour Page: https://www.smore.com/kwejs-arlene-l-walker-presents


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Miami Beat III: Illusions by Frederica Burden

Mirror, mirror on the wall…someone’s shooting star is bound to fall. Will one go down, or will they all? Sidney Stevens has a front row seat to the destruction of everyone she loves. Her family is poised to drive her absolutely crazy as she runs from one person to the other, extinguishing fires. Sidney faces the ultimate betrayal when her brother exposes the love of her life and his heinous crimes. Now she is forced to decide between what her heart feels and what her mind knows to be true.


Chief of Police Marcus J. Mystic has his hands full with a maniacal wife who is hot and heavy on his heels. Vondra has escaped the North Florida Mental Hospital with a plan and a purpose. If the authorities don’t capture her soon, they will all be doomed. Mystic also grapples with his love affair with Sidney. Their once sizzling union has now been doused with ice-cold reality due to accusations levied against Mystic by Randy Jr. Sadly, Mystic’s list of critics is growing longer by the minute. It’s a race against time to see who gets to him first.


Can Mystic convince Sidney of the truth before it’s too late?


Locked away in prison, Randy Jr. faces his own version of hell as he stares down a hefty sentence for murder. He is desperate to get out of prison and settle the score with his enemies. Will prison be the distraction that he needs to get his life together or just another place for his sins to incubate?


Spencer thought that he was off the hook for Linda's murder, but now he finds himself in a battle for his own life. Spencer has to prove to everyone that he isn't the killer, but he isn't entirely convinced of his own innocence. Luckily, he has Artie in his corner.


Artie Garcia has been an integral person in everyone's life, but deep within the recesses of his heart, he holds secrets that threaten to destroy him. As he vies for Sidney’s affections and aspires for a higher position on the force, Artie tests the bounds of friendship and loyalty to see his goals manifest. The games that he plays will put his life in jeopardy. Only Artie can determine if it’s worth the risk.


Join the characters of Miami Beat III: Illusions as they return for another action-packed journey guaranteed to have you questioning whether what you see is the truth or merely an illusion.






Miami Beat II: Dilemmas by Frederica Burden


The warm, salty, sea air of Miami blows in change for everyone that Sidney holds dear to her heart. After years of hard work and dedication, Sidney Stevens’ dreams have finally manifested to reality. The Academy extended an offer of a lifetime, and she is prepared to invest everything she has into her future, everything EXCEPT her heart.


Sidney’s heart belongs to one man, Major Marcus Mystic.

Major Mystic has demons of his own to put to rest. His wife Vondra is on a misguided pursuit of the love she once had with her husband. She will stop at nothing to get her husband and their relationship back to how it was, and she is willing to kill anyone who stands in the way. With his wife on the hunt for blood, Mystic faces dilemmas of his own. Mystic is forced to choose between his deranged wife, Sidney, and the promotion that he so desperately covets. Afraid to lose it all, he can’t imagine selecting just one.


Which will Mystic choose?

As long as Vondra is alive, Sidney’s life is in danger, and everyone she loves is at risk. Luckily, Sidney has her closest friend to protect her, but unbeknownst to her, he has dilemmas of his own to conquer.


After a night of passion that he can barely recall, Spencer has found himself on the wrong side of the law. Spencer only has Artie Garcia in his corner, and he’s petrified that Artie’s affiliation with the Department could shake his resolve.


Will Spencer trust his lover with his life?

The characters from Miami Beat: The Secret Society have returned with drama so hot it will have you sweating. As the body count increases, everyone is left wondering, who will be next?





Miami Beat: The Secret Society by Frederica Burden


Welcome to Miami! When the sun-kissed beaches and clear blue skies fade into the darkness things really heat up. Miami nights give way to tantalizing temptations that can excite and coerce the darkness out of even the best of us. Sidney Stevens is learning this the hard way. A young, vibrant woman, Sidney is on a mission to pursue her dreams. Unbeknownst to everyone else, Sidney also has a goal that she will stop at nothing to see through.


Losing her father to police brutality at a very young age became the catalyst in Sidney’s life, setting her family on a spiral that she desperately tries to end.


Once an Explorer in the police department, she learned a great deal about law enforcement, which she intends to use to bring her father’s killers to justice. The only thing standing in her way is her heart. There are two love interests in Sidney’s life and she’s forced to choose.


Two is company…

Major Marcus Mystic is her former boss and her current love interest. Since the day she met him, she has been fixated on the handsome, intelligent, virile man. A complex man with an even more complicated home life, Mystic has secrets that could get them both killed. Will Sidney be the one to save him or will their love lead to destruction?


Three is a crowd…

Officer Arturo Garcia is her former coworker and mentor. A sexy police officer with a rough edge and muscular body, Garcia has had Sidney’s attention for years. There’s no denying the red-hot attraction between the two. There’s also no denying the secrets that threaten to explode in a fiery storm engulfing them all in flames. Everyone won’t make it out alive.



About the Author

Frederica Paremore Burden graduated from Barry University (Miami Shores, Florida) with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing, and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, Florida).


She worked for 28 years with the City of Miami Police Department, in various units throughout the department, including undercover details. Frederica was also a calendar model for the Police Department. She has three (3) sons and currently works as an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College School of Justice.


A frequent speaker on the topics of corporate diversity and inclusion, self-empowerment, adult bullying and pursuing your passion after 40, Frederica Burden lives in Florida.


To schedule Frederica for a keynote speaking engagement, online chat, conference or book club meeting via speaker phone, Skype, Facebook Live or Group Chat, Twitter chat, Zoom, or a FaceTime meet-up simply email her at paremour23@aol.com.


Frederica would love to meet your group in person or provide a written interview for your blog! She is also available for Internet radio interviews.


Miami Beat: The Secret Society was her debut suspense novel, followed by book two, Miami Beat II: Dilemmas. Miami Beat III: Illusions is the final book in the thrilling Miami Beat Trilogy. Books are available at online retailers in print and digital format.



You can learn more about upcoming releases and events by signing up for her monthly newsletter at: www.FredericaBurden.com


Readers can listen to the Beat of Burden Podcast at: https://anchor.fm/beatofburden


Books By Frederica Burden - https://www.amazon.com/Frederica-Burden/e/B07KQLRDLP



Connect with Freddie on Social Media

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

(fyoo-gey-shuhs) – adjective 1. Fleeting; transitory: 2. Falling or fading early.


My Son’s Fugacious Life is the story of my son, Johnquan. Shot at eighteen years of age, Washington, DC’s Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department failed to transport him to the hospital.


My son’s death was tragic and unnecessary. From that devastating phone call to

the burial to two trials during the course of one year—a murder trial and wrongful

death suit—it has all truly been so tiring and emotionally draining.


By writing this book, I hope to answer the same questions I have posed to myself: How do you overcome your fears? How do you overcome the bitterness inside? How do you forgive and move on with your life? And, most importantly, what happened on August 14, 2008, and what actions could have been taken to save my son’s life?


And, I’m hoping to uplift parents who have suffered the loss of a child. I hope to give solace to those who feel as if their backs are against the wall and have nowhere to turn.



Purchase My Son's Fugacious Life by Tonda Wright

Memoir > Self-help > Parenting > Love & Loss > Death & Grief

https://www.amazon.com/Sons-Fugacious-Life-Murderers-Conviction/dp/0692637257



Tonda Wright: Author, Speaker and Entrepreneur, is a powerful force in the community.

As an Emergency Medical Technician with the Washington, DC Fire/EMS Department, Tonda dedicates her life to bringing healing to those who are affected by the loss of a loved one and awareness to the Public Duty Doctrine that protects local government from their

responsibility. Being a part of the healthcare industry for over 25 years and with DC Fire and EMS for 17 years, Tonda has found her love for being a mentor, mother, daughter, and a friend.


With her love for helping people, she is in the process of creating a magazine that will spotlight our unsung heroes. She is also collaborating on a children’s book with her beautiful granddaughter to inspire and impact the community.


Through her book, speaking engagements, and building several businesses, Tonda encourages people to create memorable brands and use them to inspire, impact the community, and create opportunity. Her goal is to continue writing books, style her own shoe line, and continue to move in God’s purpose. She’s on a mission to complete her assignment from God.


Visit Tonda Wright's website today: http://tondawright.com
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Stripped For Greater: Walk By Faith by Michele Nicole

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."


BOOK REVIEWS


“Michele’s book reminded me of my own story of struggle. Her words painted a very clear picture for me that immediately took me back to when I lived in my car. This book will inspire and encourage anyone that is currently down, that they can recover and excel.” -Pastor Johnson



"Your book has truly inspired me to be a better me. While reading, I found myself reading the scriptures that you referenced. It has motivated me to let peace be still, and listen for my directions from the most high." - Ms.Tracy W.



"Truly an easy, inspirational page turner. As I was reading, I laughed and reflected on God's amazing grace. The author is truly gifted. I look forward to sharing and reviewing this book with my book club."- Ms. Karese M.



"I loved everything about the book , the emotional roller coaster, the scare, the bravery, the encounter with strangers later to know they was messengers God angels ,the willingness to learn how to obey and trust in oneself and in God. I recommend this book to anyone who needs reassurance that you'er not alone. This book goes to show you that no matter the place ,the time, the situation , if you feel you are lacking something in life or you feel lost, need change in yourself take a leap of faith ,believe , in the journey ,the change the season. Thank you Michele Nicole. P.S part 2 please" - Ms. Michelle J.



"I do not know where to begin. When I started reading, I immediately felt chills and the tears started. I found that the book is so relatable because a lot of the experiences that Ms. Michele went through or have gone through. I remember being homeless for half the time that she was when I was in high school with my mom and twin. We stayed in a couple of family houses for no more than a week and then in an extended stay. There were days were money was so tight and we both went to different schools.


I was in Atlanta and my sister in East Point. My mom works in Riverdale and I was in the Magnet Program where I was miserable due to being overweight, teased and bullied. Talk about a wake up call and stress build up, huh?? We made it through after a while and discovered who was really for us. I am so thankful that Stripped For Greater was written because I can start to finish my healing from grief and put my energy into my livelihood. Its a new dawn, its a new day and I a feeling good. Ms. Michele, this book is powerful, motivational and life changing and the best 10 hours spent. I appreciate you. Thank you!! - Ms Mariah



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"I am a Believer, who was struggling with un-belief. Out of desperation I became bold enough to ask God to teach me to trust Him. What I did not prepare for was the process He would use to bring it to pass. Let me tell you something, when you ask God to teach you, you do NOT get to choose the HOW." - Michele Nicole Mitchell



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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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Two Steps Past the Altar by Patricia A. Bridewell

Pharmaceutical sales representative, Sasha Edmonds, is a motivated high-flyer with a stellar track record at Wexel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Being the top sales rep and having a fiancé who loves her is more than she could ever imagine. But it’s not enough. Her obsession with climbing the corporate ladder is the number one goal that she strives to reach by any means necessary. Until she learns that her mother requires a new medication for her life-threatening medical condition.


When she discovers that her fiancé, Damien Taylor, may be cheating, she breaks off their engagement. In the midst of healing, she becomes captivated with Wesley Dunbar, a wealthy pharmaceutical businessman that may hold the cure for her mom and Sasha’s wounded heart. Although she attempts to resist Wesley’s romantic overtures, his charm, status, and kindness open a window of opportunities to consider.


While Damien tries to woo her back into his life, her involvement with Wesley becomes complicated. A surfeit of lies and deception causes a web of mixed emotions as she struggles to help her mom and determine whether Damien or Wesley is the real love of her life.


Reviews for Two Steps Past the Altar by Patricia A. Bridewell


4.5 stars – An independent career woman learns about love and forgiveness
“This story had me captivated as I followed Sasha’s journey to maturity. How would she respond to the curve balls thrown at her? Which love interest would she choose in the end?

You will enjoy following Sasha’s journey as she navigates betrayal, misunderstandings, and detours with her friendships, love interests, family, and career. A story of redemption, forgiveness, friendships, growing up, and most of all love.” 4.5 stars on this one!


5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Read!
“Patricia Bridewell delivers a five-star read where passion collides with mistrust and leads to doubt, as a workaholic bride-to-be navigates a career shakeup while trying to get her best friend through her wedding. In the meantime, she secretly plots to cancel her own nuptial plans. I could not stop reading this book until I found out if holy matrimony would prevail.”


Absolutely wonderful
“A wonderful story of love and forgiveness. I do admire Sasha for the way she handled Wesley and her employer. Damien’s behavior was disappointing at Tamar’s wedding but with the help of God he redeemed himself. Great book. A must read.”


“Sasha Edmonds is a pharmaceutical rep at Wexel Pharmaceuticals who is at the top of her career. Her fiancé Damien Taylor loves her dearly but she’s all about climbing the corporate ladder. Her father Bishop is the pastor of the church. Her mother has a life-threatening illness that needs medications. In the story, Sasha has doubts about the relationships with everyone. She meets Wesley who has the medications that her mother desperately needs. Her and Wesley’s relationship becomes complicated. What will Sasha do to get what she wants and at what price?


I read this book in a couple of days because I really enjoyed it and wanted to know what was going to happen next. So, I kept turning pages until I finished it. This is my first time reading something by this author. I really enjoyed the author’s writing style. I like how the chapters flowed one after the other. The characters were well developed and relatable. The themes in this story are forgiveness, friendships, restoration, and redemption. The plot and suspense were unpredictable. I like how the storyline went smoothly and I could comprehend this story. I recommend this book and I give it 5 stars.”


Purchase Two Steps Past the Altar by Patricia A. Bridewell
Fiction » Christian » Romance
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About Patricia A. Bridewell

Patricia A. Bridewell’s first novel was published by an independent publisher in 2009. Her published work includes three books, multiple short stories, online and newspaper healthcare columns.


Patricia is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; she holds Adjunct Nursing Faculty positions at two universities. She is a member of the NBNA /Council of Black Nurses – L.A., Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and International Black Writers & Artists – L.A. Church home is West Angeles Church of God in Christ.


Patricia’s short story appears in the Brown Girls Books anthology, Single Mama Dating Drama, an AALBC two-time best-selling book. Two Steps Past the Altar is her latest novel, her short story will appear in Tymm Publishing LLC’s anthology, Love Walked In, (June 2019). Fourth novel is in progress.

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The PhD Game: Confessions of a Black Academic


The PhD Game: Confessions of a Black Academic, is a collection of essays detailing the doctoral journeys of 15 African American doctoral degree holders. Although the National Center for Education Statistics named African American women the most educated group in the United States, the quest for doctoral and other advanced degrees is not easy, and is often not completed.


Antoinette Franklin, the book’s managing editor, explained that she started this project to serve as a source of inspiration to future doctoral holders to complete their advanced education.


“The book is a collection of stories of glory, racism, sexism, and happiness,” she said. “It shares their experiences and how they overcame those misfortunes and achieved the pinnacle of education attainment. The book also discusses the issues facing America’s colleges and universities concerning diversity in with the faculty and administration.”


Each contributor to The PhD Game is a current business professional with a background in military, public relations, education, medicine, or law with affiliations with the San Antonio Talented Tenth of San Antonio, Gamma Delta Phi National Honor Society, Catholic Charities, and various fraternities and sororities.


In addition, they have as nationally and internationally, appearing in such publications as the San Antonio Observer, Entrepreneur Magazine, Black Enterprise, and Women of Distinction Magazine.


The authors are as follows:


• Antoinette Franklin, managing Editor of the Ph.D Game, instructor, doctoral student.

• Dr. Loren Alves, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at East Carolina University School Of Dental Medicine

• Dr. Willie J. Black, Educator and Administrator, Judson Independent School District

• Dr. Sharon Michael Chadwell, Higher Education Professional, Expert in Black Males in Gifted and Talented Programs

• Dr. Nicolas Cormier, Administrator and Educator (Retired)

• Dr. Jacqueline Dansby, Executive Director and Professor, St. Mary’s University

• Dr. Michael J. Laney, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Savannah State University

• Dr. Rhonda M. Lawson, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Founder, Meet the World Image Solutions, LLC

• Dr. LaJoyce Lawton, Principal Consultant, Lawton International

• Dr. D. Anthony Miles, Marketing Expert and Statistician, Miles Development Industries Corporation®

• Dr. Doshie Piper, Professor and Researcher, University of the Incarnate Word

• Dr. Lawrence Scott, Professor and Researcher, Texas A&M University-San Antonio

• Dr. Caroline Sinkfield, Professor and Researcher

• Dr. Sharon Small, CEO/Early Head Start Director, Parent Child Incorporated (PCI)

• Dr. Linn R. Waiters, Principal and Founder, Waiters Educational Vision, LLC

• Dr. Chanel Young, Clinical Psychologist, Fort Hood Army Base & Private Practice


“Each author has a unique story to share about the struggles we face in academia as African Americans,” Franklin said. “It is our goal to inspire our young people to greatness!”


The PhD Game: Confessions of a Black Academic will be published by San Antonio publishing house Prosperity Publications, http://www.prosperitypublications.com and will be available in paperback and e-Book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books A Million.


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Love Like It's Hot Box Set

Love Like It's Hot Celebrates Independence Day – a day celebrated around the country – and will never be seen quite the same as six of today’s contemporary, nationally best-selling romance authors bring the heat in this box set filled with unique stories of impassioned love and intense romance!


The Fourth has never been hotter – be sure to Love Like its Hot! Available at Amazon.com & B&N.com. Love Like It's Hot! Book Set coming to an e-reader near you.



Authors featured in the Love Like It's Hot Box 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


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Unfortunately Francine by Joan Vassar


Georgia, 1995–A gentle push from her sister causes Francine Adams to agree to one date with the handsome, Jalal Dorsey. When his ex-girlfriend makes an appearance, a perfect evening takes a turn for the worse. Blinded by humiliation and desperate to put distance between herself and the drama, Francine flees the upscale eatery. Unfamiliar with Atlanta, she wanders down a dark side street and encounters a series of unfortunate events.


Troy Bryant has spent seven years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Upon his release, he realizes the man he was before prison is gone. Now, he’s everything he was wrongfully accused of. After witnessing a young woman running from a restaurant in the heart of Atlanta, Troy follows her hasty retreat down an unlit side street, forever changing the course of both their lives.


Troy decides to keep her–no matter the cost, and Francine is forced to need the man who stole her from her life. Two souls collide, and a dark romance begins to bloom. Unfortunately Francine spins an erotic tale of anger, love and acceptance.



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Carolina Soul: The Down Home Taste of the Carolinas by Chef Jerome Brown

Celebrity chef, Army veteran, and health correspondent Jerome Brown celebrates his Southern roots with his new cookbook Carolina Soul: The Down Home Taste of the Carolinas.


Read about his mission in sharing his Southern legacy: https://wp.me/p2Tdmv-27W


In the book Carolina Soul: The Down Home Taste of the Carolinas, the Personal Chef to the Stars showcases a compilation of family recipes, client favorites and low-calorie meals featuring frog legs, oxtails, marsala meatloaf, and other Southern delicacies indigenous to North and South Carolina.


Chef Rome makes it no secret that he loves his home state of North Carolina, so it should be no surprise that his newly released cookbook is a celebration of sorts to the state’s cuisine and culture.


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Courage to Pursue by Lisa Blackmon

“Courage to Pursue” is a guide in which readers will experience how they can conquer the spirit of fear to turn their dreams into reality. Each part of this book encourages readers to move out of their comfort zone to find the courage they need to succeed.


“Courage to Pursue” encapsulates LisaB’s coaching and helps other to discover their God given purpose, create a action plan to make it happen and move forward in manifesting their dreams.



About the Author

Lisa Blackmon fondly known as LisaB, is a motivation speaker, coach, mentor, author and business woman. She is passionate about seeing lives changed and when necessary resurrected.


After 20 years in the legal field as an attorney, she felt a prompting to do more and serve on another level in order to reach the masses that she has been divinely destined to impact.


From this revelation, #LisaBTheLifeChanger was birthed, motivational videos hit social media and inspiring information flooded her page calling an audience of ordinary people like herself to become their own rescue.


Those that engaged have become known as a tribe of Lifechangers. This tribe is not only changing their own lives but creating a culture of change in the lives of others.

Lisa Blackmon Website: http://lisabthelifechanger.com


Quick and Easy Guide to Signing by Lauren K. Bell


The Quick and Easy Guide to Signing – These learning tools provide the basic building blocks with which a creative and active mind will succeed. This is a significant contribution for American Sign Language. English and Spanish are dominant languages. Lauren K. Bell has provided the hearing impaired community with the strategies and tools needed to improve student retention and performance.


The five books in this series, with clear illustrations and DVDs, are required for anyone who wants to understand the most important means of communication for the Deaf. Lauren K. Bell has thrown open the doors, revealing distinguished ways to share learning previously known to only a few. She has written a whole new chapter in American Sign Language.


–Dr. Odie H. Tolbert, Jr., Deaf for 30 years

Associate Professor Emeritus (retired), University of Memphis, TN



Trilingual Publications Presents a Quick and Easy Guide to Signing in American Sign Language in English and Spanish. Includes DVD with over 200 Signs. American Sign Language is a natural language that serves as the predominant sign language of Deaf communities.



Volume 1 covers Alphabets (Alfabetos), Numbers (Numeros), Education (Educacion), Careers (Carreras), and Feelings (Sentimientos)


Volume 2 covers Family (Familia), Home (Hogar), Clothing (Ropa), and Food (Comida)


Volume 3 covers Sports (Deportes), Action (Accion), Animals (Animales), Colors (Colores), and Religion (Religion)


Volume 4 covers Medical (Medico), Time (Tiempo), and Opposites (Opuestos)


Volume 5 is a Children’s Book (Libro De Los Niños) which covers a variety of signs



Visit the Trilingual Website: buytrilingual.com

The Quick and Easy Guide to Signing | English Spanish American Sign Language

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Two ‘Til Midnight: A Novel by Bernard L. Dillard

At the center of a fierce, fiery, and invisible battle is Dr. Garnet Gibbs, a history professor, who is considered to be both a guidepost for and a mystery to many on the job. After hours, she often finds herself caught in a vortex of drama surrounding her family, associates, and friends.


Although she tries to offer support as best she can, the shenanigans of all involved may prove to be too much for her, especially given the potpourri of players in her world, including: Jamay, her adopted daughter; R.J., her grandson, whose father is facing challenges as he serves overseas; Kemal and Manuela, a kinky church couple; Tario, a Que Dog, whose frivolity and wry wit lead to his nail-biting confrontation with death, igniting a spirited rally in the city.


Then there’s Nieko, a gay gentleman, who is rethinking his sexuality but whose ex-boyfriend is making it tough; Rusty, an avowed redneck, who makes a shocking decision since he believes President Trump is taking too long to do something about the current state of affairs; and Celeste, her what-comes-up-comes-out co-worker, who has a knack for catching people off guard with her uncanny sense of humor. Critical interactions reveal key life lessons, but not all interchanges end on an upswing.


Set in modern times, Two ’Til Midnight is a soap-operatic dramedy that presents two distinct and separate worlds that thrive together, both influencing the other in their own unique way. Ultimately, their coexistence produces a jaw-dropping ending that no one sees coming.


Something’s brewing. Someone’s watching. And time is running out! Midnight is fast approaching. What will go down when the clock strikes twelve?!


(Recommended reading for ages 18+ and includes discussion questions at the end for reading groups and book clubs)

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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.



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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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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


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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: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QTP82XB




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 was 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.



El Trabajo Nuevo de Maxine (Spanish Edition) by Lynda Jones-Mubarak

Maxine’s New Job by Dr. Lynda Jones-Mubarak


Shorty y los Sullivans son mis vecinos. Los Sullivans parecen agradables y amistosos, pero tengo algunas dudas acerca de la Sra. Sullivan. Hmmm, creo que la Sra. Sullivan está ocultando algo. ¿Es una agente secreto? ¿Es una espía alienígena? ¿Es un robot? Mi mamá piensa que hago demasiadas preguntas, ella dice que debería convertirme en una científica forense o una detective. ¡Guau!, Es para pensarlo. Ambas carreras resuelven misterios. ¡Genial! ¡Sigue a Maxine Hill a medida que revela el misterio de la Sra. Sullivan, su vecina!


Maxine’s New Job by Dr. Lynda Jones-Mubarak available in paperback, hardcover and Kindle ebook.




Maxine Escucha (Spanish Edition) by Lynda Jones-Mubarak

Maxine Listens by Dr. Lynda Jones-Mubarak


Maxine Hill continúa con sus técnicas de investigación para revelar misterios and acertijos mientras practica servicio comunitario y la compasión humana en la escuela y en su comunidad. Un diagnóstico médico envía a Maxine en un viaje para conseguir respuestas a una inquietud muy personal. ¿Qué descubrirá Maxine esta vez? ¿Tendrá éxito? Sigue a la joven Maxine Hill a medida que busca revelar y abordar otro reto importante.


Maxine Listens by Dr. Lynda Jones-Mubarak available in paperback, hardcover and Kindle ebook.




The Stations for Kids Series is a collection of stories emphasizing early childhood literacy, human compassion, and community service. Each story can be used as a classroom supplement to teach social skills, personal and civic responsibility, and encourage career exploration. The characters are family members who find themselves facing everyday life challenges, but they find ways to address, solve or cope with each situation.


Dr. Lynda believes that social skills and community service are an integral part of early childhood education. In addition, these two components are essential in creating a balanced child who understands that he or she is part of a global community. All of the books are published in English and Spanish. Visit our website today: https://www.stationsforkids.com




Black Pearls Magazine Intimate Conversation with Dr. Lynda Mubarak



BPM: Introduce us to the people in the book, Maxine Listens.

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 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 is now available.

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


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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.


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.



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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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The Key to My Pain by Antoinette Davis

The Key To My Pain takes place in Baltimore City in the early to mid-seventies, when racial tension is still high from the late nineteen sixty’s riots.The family of five are living just enough with Mr. Batchler being a police officer after leaving Vietnam and Mrs. Carolyn Batchler is a loving mother and wife to three aspiring sons.


Mrs. Carolyn Batchler is in love with her husband Rodney Batchler Sr. He promised to give her the family she never had but always wanted but she didn’t know her dreams of a happy ever after would unlock doors she never dreamed of.


Rodney Batchler Jr. the eldest of the three sons, he wants to be a basketball superstar, Edwin Batchler wants to be an artist and the youngest of the three Corey is just trying to find himself.


Rodney Sr. runs his house like a jail and his family like a warden. Carolyn is forbidden to work because Rodney Sr. wants to keep her subservient and he controls his sons with pure fear.


Verbal, mental and physical abuse happens every single day in the Batchler home. There is not day Carolyn can open her eyes and enjoy the beauty of the sun nor the sound of the rain. Rodney Sr. has single handedly put her internal light out with abuse and now her sons are starting to look at their mother as weak, helpless and a fool. The abuse is not limited to Carolyn, oh no. Rodney Sr. keeps his sons in line with the same mental, physical and emotional abuse he uses for his wife.



Experiencing abuse will and can lead you to the arms of people you think you can trust until the day that person unlocks the pain you gave them the key to.


Love, Pain, Forgiveness and Hurt are all wrapped up in this 230 page novel. Follow the journey of the Batchler family as they discover life through tainted vision.



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The Key to My Pain is available as a paperback novel, on audiobook and Kindle Unlimited ebook.




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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.



For more details and/or to purchase Falling Through the Ceiling: Our ADHD Family Memoir, visit www.enabletables.com


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.



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

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GTS8KLR


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



NEW MOVIE AVAILABLE! The Underwoods of Napa Valley. You can can watch it now at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07HLPPCHN



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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#BondingThruBooks - Celebrating Our Legacy 365!


Our purpose for hosting this month long, online community festival, Bonding Thru Books, is to connect readers with community leaders and the authors of quality books.


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




Purchase They Come in All Colors: A Novel by Malcolm Hansen

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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



Purchase Let Love Have the Last Word: A Memoir by Common

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Let-Love-Have-the-Last-Word/Common/9781501133152



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.



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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.



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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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Carver Park by Dr. Lynda J. Mubarak

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Shorty and The Sullivans by Lynda Mubarak

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Dr. Lynda Mubarak Reads from Maxine's New Job

Dr. Lynda Mubarak reads a selection from her new 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

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

Six bestselling legal thrillers in a special boxed set - https://www.smore.com/vpdy7



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.


$2.99 on Kindle, Legal Action (Ladies of the Legal Thriller Book 1) - read more: https://www.pamelacallow.com/legal-action



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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 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. 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!


Invest in Your Success...Download Your Copy Today!

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Miami Beat: The Secret Society by Frederica Burden (Books 1-3)

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Telling Stories by Cheri Paris Edwards

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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.

Loving You by Jessica Tilles

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Sixteen years ago, Julian knew he would marry Grace the first day they met. He imagined living and loving his Gracie forever, never anticipating the unexpected would occur. Now, Julian’s struggle to come to terms with the inevitable battle of losing the love of his life pushes them both beyond physical and emotional pain.


Loving You is a gut-wrenching story of unconditional love that shows how one can go beyond living for the moment to enable a deeper value of an innate love beyond the surface.

The Key to My Pain by Antoinette Davis

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Message from Antoinette

I dedicate this novel, The Key To My Pain, to every person who has ever witnessed domestic violence and to everyone who has shared their pain with a person they trusted and loved only to have them use your deepest darkest pain to hurt you. You can’t trust everyone with the key because they will unlock doors you have closed.



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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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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Scriptures teach us that the marriage bed is undefiled, but what could your fiancé or spouse ask you to do in the bedroom that would be a deal breaker?


Liz desires to be married, but she chose a man just like her father who lied, cheated and ultimately left his family. After a year of wishing her ex-boyfriend and father of her son would come back, Liz is devastated to learn he is engaged. Despite the difficult news, Liz is determined to press forward and find true love and eventually marry.

Anthony is a successful man living a dream life and happily married only to his career. As a top fashion photographer, he has no trouble keeping many of the world’s top models in his bed, but his heart is a different matter. Anthony meets Liz and is instantly attracted to her. The feeling is mutual and the two fall in love quickly.

After a blissful courtship. Liz and Anthony’s “happily ever after” is threatened by one of Anthony’s disgruntled ex-lovers. When Liz learns the truth about Anthony the night before their wedding, she must decide if she is capable of forgiveness and love deep enough to accept Anthony for who he is.

Stiletto Justice by Camryn King

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A successful businesswoman who used to live by the rules. A struggling single mother whose best is never good enough. A gorgeous rebel who lost by playing it safe. Each has a man unjustly sentenced to long prison terms by former prosecutor Hammond Grey. They've tried every legal remedy to get justice—only to see Hammond climb ever higher up the political ladder and secure himself behind power and privilege.

So when Kim, Jayda, and Harley meet by sheer chance, they've got no options left. Now it’s time for them to launch Plan B. And they won't stop at infiltrating Hammond's elite world and turning all his advantages into tempting traps. Because playing his weakness is the ultimate payback—and the kind of lethal justice they'll gamble everything to get…

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?


Purchase Afraid To Love You by J. Brinkley

Genre: Women Fiction, Urban Fiction

https://www.amazon.com/Afraid-Love-You-Jonas-Brinkley/dp/154071425X



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.



Purchase Walk in Your Authority (Unleashing the Divine Power from Within)


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


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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 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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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

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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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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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!


AnitaTheAuthor.com/FINEAmazon (Amazon)


AnitaTheAuthor.com/FINEbn (Barnes and Noble)

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Elle Wright New Romance Novels

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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

Bound by Passion by Makayla Smyles

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Two Steps Past the Altar by Patricia A. Bridewell

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Broken Conditions by Jo Lena Johnson

(Volume 1 of the Clean Colored Girl Chronicles Book Series)
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Caught Up by Kristina Smith

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Two-Sided Heart by Patricia Anne Phillips

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Tradition by AlTonya Washington

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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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Kairos The Perfect Time for Love

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Dangerous Consequences by Lisa Renee Johnson

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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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