Seducing the Pen Book Tour

Seeking Online Tour Hosts for the Featured Authors & Books

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

TO JOIN THE SEDUCING THE PEN BOOK TOUR

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Find the authors you like and share their flyer links on your social media pages. Each tour page has all of the details about the books and the author. Take what you need to add to your blog, social media walls or website.

2. Let Ella D. Curry know that you are joining the tour by emailing her at: edc_dg@yahoo.com


A blog or website is NOT required! You can post to your Twitter, Instagram or Facebook walls. Go to the author's tour page, grab the images, promotional text and the link to Amazon and post it where you hang out online.



There are 3 ways to join the Seducing the Pen Book Tours


a. Share the banners from Ella D. Curry's social media pages at least 5 times on your social media pages. Tag Ella D. Curry in your posts. Use the hashtags: #CrownHoldersLead and #SeducingThePen so that we can follow you.


b. Receive a review copy of the book(s) and post a video book review on your social media page, Instagram or YouTube within 15 days of receiving the books.


c. Post a written book review on Amazon AND email Ella Curry a copy of the written review to be shared on Black Pearls Magazine's website.



REVIEW BOOKS WRITTEN BY THE AUTHORS ON TOUR

Please email Ella D. Curry at: edc_dg@yahoo.com and let her know that you want to join the fun by writing reviews for the featured books.


Email Ella your home mailing address and the name of the authors you will host. Also, submit the email address that you use on Amazon, so that you can be sent Kindle ebooks. If you don't have a Kindle, you can use the app on any device for free, go here.


You will receive instructions on how to download the ebooks in a digital format or you will be mailed a 1-2 printed Advance Reader's copy of the unedited books.

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Joan Vassar's BLACK Series on Audible


Listen to Joan Vassar's BLACK series on Audible: https://adbl.co/3pS7giD



The Black Series by Joan Vassar

Narrated by: Jakobi Diem

Series: The Black Series, Book 1

Download here: https://adbl.co/2J4cmYp



Elbert: The Uncaged Mind by Joan Vassar

Narrated by: Jakobi Diem

Series: The Black Series, Book 2

Categories: Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction

Download here: https://adbl.co/2UP92CX



In August 1831, Nat Turner leads a group of escaped slaves in a rebellion that rocks the South. The revolt comes to a quick and violent end. In November, Nat is publicly hanged, and as his body swings, a false sense of peace washes over Jerusalem, Virginia.


Unbeknownst to the world, on the day Nat Turner dies, his son, Nat Hope Turner, is born. Reared by Big Mama on the Turner plantation, young Nat's identity is kept secret to keep him safe. As Nat grows to manhood, he leads his own uprising against slavery and is forever after known as Black.


Fate-by way of Big Mama-leads Black to rescue a young female slave, Sunday, before the plantation owner can sell her. Black has lived for liberty until the day he comes face to face with the alluring Sunday. As the two embark on a sexually charged ride toward love and freedom, they set off a chain of events that forces Black to risk his own liberty for hers.


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




Editorial Book Reviews

690 Amazon 4/5 Star Book Reviews! The Readers Love the Series.

"Vivid, poignant, and absorbing, this outstanding novel reaches back in time to portray Nat Turner's son's quest for freedom and equality." - Forward Review


"Antebellum romance between a heroic liberator and the enslaved woman he loves... A daring romance full of adventure and striking period detail." - Kirkus Review



BLACK Narrated by Jakobi Diem

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ETKDEKY



Elbert: The Uncaged Mind by Joan Vassar

Narrated by: Jakobi Diem

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K5SD1ZM

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Love, Lies & Fight by Terri D and Julie Bellatrix


Love, Lies & Fight by Terri D and Julie Bellatrix


Find all of the information, graphics and excerpts on the author's Seducing the Pen Tour page: https://www.smore.com/r0217




Love, Lies & Fight by Terri D and Julie Bellatrix


What do you do when the love is gone? The lies are revealed. You Fight.


Valerie appeared to have the perfect family life while suffering in silence to formulate her escape plan. When a past indiscretion is revealed will she have the courage and strength to move on and what will get in her way? How will she find the ability to trust anyone again?


Joy is a successful therapist who has helped dozens of addicts over the years. When she decides to take on virtual clients including Valerie, she gets a little more than she bargained for including having to learn to face her own past.


Love, Lies & Fight is an emotionally charged story of how helping others through their pain and issues is sometimes exactly what we need.



Listen to a reading from the book, Love, Lies & Fight: http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/C7Sj1xy7




Book Review from Beta Reader


Erin Maiolino states: LOVE, LIES & FIGHT is a raw, riveting, and authentic story of two women whose lives are interwoven by chance yet inescapably interrelated.


Rattled by her high-powered husband’s infidelity, Valerie plunges into the darkness of picking up the pieces while discovering who she is. Her aptly named therapist, Joy, must come to terms with the lies, secrets, and tragedies in her own life. The deep pain and suffering that these two women endure are shared by every woman who has ever endured a heart-wrenching loss or betrayal.


This novel deserves your attention—travel with them on their path to rediscover love, triumph over the lies, and fight for their self-worth.

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Swirl Girl: Coming of Race in the USA by TaRessa Stovall

Swirl Girl: Coming of Race in the USA by TaRessa Stovall


Find all of the information, graphics and excerpts on the author's Seducing the Pen Tour page: https://www.smore.com/vd1qg-books-by-taressa-stovall



SWIRL GIRL: Coming of Race in the USA reveals how a hard-headed Mixed-race “Black Power Flower Child” battles society—and sometimes her closest loved ones—to forge her identity on her own terms.


As the USA undergoes its own racial growing pains, from the 1968 riots after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, to the historic 2008 election of the nation’s first Biracially Black president, TaRessa Stovall challenges popular stereotypes and fights nonstop pressures to contort, disguise, or deny her uncomfortable truths.



I invite everyone who hasn't yet read SWIRL GIRL: Coming of Race in the USA to enjoy a FREE Sneak Peek, here: https://bit.ly/3fnpB1q



What Readers are Saying about SWIRL GIRL: Coming of Race in the USA


“TaRessa has woven a marvelous tapestry ... a dynamic, page-turning read ... Anyone wishing to understand and work to heal our racially explosive times has much to learn from SWIRL GIRL. There is no 'tragic Mulatto' here. Just the witness of a gifted writer.,” --Janell Walden Agyeman



“SWIRL GIRL…takes the reader on a smartly-written, clever, amusing, informative, (at times) voyeuristic and intimate coming-of-age story...” --Ann-Michelle Thurmond



“...a juicy, must-read memoir .... TaRessa's language is lyrical and tight with crisp images of people, places, and things that have affected her development as a politically conscious AND Afrocentric Biracial woman.,” --Janice Liddell



“I love SWIRL GIRL and will use it in my sociology courses when possible. I will recommend it to everyone, but especially people who have children and grandchildren who are Mixed...” --Tuesday L. Cooper



Purchase Swirl Girl: Coming of Race in the USA by TaRessa Stovall, published by Alchemy Media Publishing Company, at: www.taressastovall.com


Purchase Swirl Girl from Amazon in paperback format at:

https://www.amazon.com/SWIRL-GIRL-Coming-Race-USA/dp/0998930059

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Nights Over Egypt by Barbara Keaton


Nights Over Egypt by Barbara Keaton


Find all of the information, graphics and excerpts on the author's Seducing the Pen Tour page: https://www.smore.com/nzjp5


Two people searching for the same thing …


Ashalon is a professor of Egyptology at Cairo University in Egypt and he is none too happy to learn that another American is coming to his country to conduct a dig among the ruins of his ancestors. He vows to make it difficult for this foreigner, who has been given permission by the Supreme Council of Antiquities … at least until he meets the American, Corina Camden.


Professor Camden is searching for mummified remains from the Twenty-first and Twenty-second dynasties and is hard pressed to hear her every move in Egypt would be supervised by some professor.


Corina and Ashalon are each surprised by their reaction to each other as they set across the blazing desert, captivated by their love of antiquities and unknown passions.



Nights Over Egypt is a story of archeological digs, rich culture and buried passions.

Download your copy today: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DZJJDGJ



Nights Over Egypt by Barbara Keaton

Listen to a reading from the book: http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/CTqt90RX


Chicago native, Barbara Keaton loves the city and says she cannot imagine living anywhere else. Educated in Catholic schools up until 12th grade, Barbara credits the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the oldest order of black nuns, and her late maternal grandfather, Thomas Hill for her love and respect for the written word.


Barbara’s first romance novel, All I Ask, was published in 2000. Since then she’s gone on to write a total of thirteen romance novels which celebrate black love. In addition to her books, she’s also written several articles and editorials that have appeared in various publications: Today’s Black Woman Magazine; The Chicago Crusader; The Chicago Defender; The Chicago Reader; Bronze Thrills; True Confessions; and, Affaire de Coeur.


Barbara holds an MS in Journalism from Roosevelt University and belongs to several civic and professional organizations, namely Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In her spare time, she’s an avid reader and writer.


Married to a minister, Barbara has no children of her own, but she considers her niece and nephew, Stephanie and Matthew, and her stepdaughter, Candice, her “babies.” In addition, she’s a grandma and a great-aunt. Barbara lives by a personal credo: I ANSWER TO TWO—MY GOD AND MYSELF!

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The Woman God Created You to Be by Kimberla Lawson Roby

The Woman God Created You to Be: Finding Success Through Faith—Spiritually, Personally, and Professionally by Kimberla Lawson Roby.


Find all of the information, graphics and excerpts on the author's Seducing the Pen Tour page: https://www.smore.com/zhqzd




ARE YOU THE REAL WOMAN GOD CREATED YOU TO BE?

HAVE YOU WANTED TO BECOME HER—SPIRITUALLY, PERSONALLY, and PROFESSIONALLY?


Kimberla Lawson Roby admits that for years, she wasn’t being the real woman God created her to be. Yes, she has always loved God and tried her best to honor Him, but what she eventually discovered was that building and maintaining her own personal relationship with God—and making Him her top priority—was the key to finding joy in all areas of her life.


Now, in The Woman God Created You to Be, Kimberla has bravely—and transparently—written about her flaws, fears, and failures, as well as her faith, courage, and successes. From experiencing divorce to marrying her soulmate of twenty-nine years…from hopelessly searching for the perfect job to becoming a New York Times bestselling author…from suffering in silence with anxiety to concentrating on self-care…from struggling with the loss of her mom to finding strength, comfort, peace. and understanding—Kimberla takes you on a journey that will help you do the following:


- Become the Best Spiritual You (Seven Days Per Week)


- Become the Best Personal You (Mentally, Emotionally, and Physically)


- Become the Best Professional You (Without Jeopardizing Your Faith)


Kimberla reminds us that when we trust and depend on God—heart, mind, and soul—He will empower us to do more than we ever thought imaginable. He will help us see that we are more than enough, and that He has already given us everything we need to become the women He created us to be—spiritually, personally, professionally…and beyond.


Kimberla’s books have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, ESSENCE, and Publishers Weekly magazines, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Walmart and many others.



#UnwrappedLit, #CrownHoldersLead, #CrownHoldersTransmedia, #SedcucingThePen

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Four Seasons of Love by Patricia A. Saunders

Four Seasons of Love: Anthology of Poetry by Patricia A. Saunders


Find all of the information, graphics and excerpts on the author's Seducing the Pen Tour page: https://www.smore.com/4uq8a



From Award Winning Author of There Is Sunshine After The Rain, the author has written her latest book of poetry that is organized into four chapters that compare to the four seasons. The poetry spans all the emotions that both men and women go through from being smitten, falling in and out of love, and grief of losing the love.


Read an excerpt from Four Seasons of Love - http://a.co/iLyvu9u



About the Author

Patricia A. Saunders was born and raised in Connecticut before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area nearly 27 years ago. She received her Master’s in Management from the University of Phoenix in 2011.


Patricia's work has been featured on a Coast to Coast Book Tour at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Toronto Word On The Street, Sacramento Black Book Fair, Tucson Book Festival, Miami International Festival of Books and AARP Life@50+ Spring Convention.


Recently she was chosen among 100 authors from around the United States to participate in the Author’s Pavilion at the 2018 Congressional Black Caucus Convention in Washington, DC.


Her latest book, Four Seasons of Love, covers all aspect of love broken into four chapters relate to the four seasons.


#UnwrappedLit, #CrownHoldersLead, #CrownHoldersTransmedia, #SedcucingThePen

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Greed: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel by Victoria Christopher Murray

Greed: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel (The Seven Deadly Sins Book 3) by Victoria Christopher Murray. Find all of the information, graphics and excerpts on the STP tour page: https://www.smore.com/k32vj



Passion, money, and a deliciously devious twist: Greed is the newest novel in award-winning author Victoria Christopher Murray’s Seven Deadly Sins series—“the drama of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Booklist)—and soon to be a Lifetime movie.




Greed: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel


You can’t put a price on love…


Zuri Maxwell isn’t happy. Her job is a grind, and money is always tight. Her boyfriend Stephon is the best part of life, but between his income as an artist and her commission-based paycheck, they are barely scraping by.


When Zuri meets a sleek entrepreneur eager to pick her brain, she jumps at the chance to talk business with someone who has everything she wants. As he wines and dines her, Zuri starts moving in elite circles, and she faces a crossroads: Will she give up the stable, loving life she knows for one that glitters, but may not be gold?



Read Chapter 1 from Greed: https://bit.ly/2T58IP7



The Seven Deadly Sins 3 Books...3 Movies...Coming to TV on Lifetime!

Read the entire Seven Deadly Sins series at: https://amzn.to/2T7BMW7


Lust: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel (The Seven Deadly Sins Book 1)

Envy: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel (The Seven Deadly Sins Book 2)

Greed: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel (The Seven Deadly Sins Book 3)

Wrath: A Novel (The Seven Deadly Sins Book 4) by Victoria Christopher Murray, coming January, 2021.

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Island Mindfulness by Janet Autherine

“DON’T WORRY, EVERYTHING IS IRIE.”


Island Mindfulness: How to Use the Transformational Power of Mindfulness to Live an Abundant Life by Janet Autherine


Island Mindfulness creates a path for transformation through self-empowerment, meaningful relationships, spiritual fulfillment and the creation of a purposeful life. Who you become and how you experience the world is a result of how you see everything that exists around you. When mindfulness is practiced, the mind has the ability to ride the waves of life and find calm in the midst of all the sun, wind, and rain that we encounter on our unpredictable journey.


Janet invites you to slow your pace, and in the spirit of the islands, mindfully and intentionally embark on a journey to nourish your mind, body and soul. Her “island mindfulness” journey is filled with heartfelt stories of navigating love, marriage and divorce, adjusting your sail in the face of financial and career challenges, and having an Irie time raising children.


Island Mindfulness is a gift of peace and a treasure box of life lessons. Take a mindful moment to embrace joy — say no to negative news, negative body image and everything that keeps you from living your best life. Island Mindfulness is the peace needed to love and embrace the person that you are today.



Find all of the information, graphics and excerpts on the author's Seducing the Pen Tour page.

https://www.smore.com/xst8j-meet-author-poet-janet-autherine



Purchase Island Mindfulness: How to Use the Transformational Power of Mindfulness to Live an Abundant Life by Janet Autherine, go here:


https://www.amazon.com/Island-Mindfulness-Transformational-Create-Abundant/dp/0991200020

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Community Workers Children Book Series by LoLo Smith

Featured Books in the Community Workers Series by LoLo Smith

Community Workers & COVID-19

Genre: Children's Book; Community Workers; COVID-19; Value of Sharing; Coronavirus


I Know My Community Workers

Genre: Children's Picture Book; Community Workers


Max & Bo: Two Dogs On The Go

Genre: Children's Book, Animals/dogs, holidays; COVID-19


Community Workers & COVID-19 and I Know My Community Workers both feature a doctor, nurse, teacher, chef, grocer, construction worker, police officer and a mayor. Community Workers & COVID-19 and Max & Bo: Two Dogs On The Go have characters wearing face masks as a way to stop the spread of COVID-19 and provide tips on staying safe.


Ingram is the current distributor. Books can be found on Bookbub, Book Funnel and Goodreads in July, 2020.



About the Diversity Professional and Children's Book Author

LoLo Smith is a children’s book author on a mission to positively reshape the way children of color see themselves. As an elementary school teacher, she was dismayed with the lack of children’s books with characters of color on the market. So she established Do The Write Thing of DC (DTWT), with two other like-minded individuals. This 501(c)(3) tax exempt not-for-profit publishes books by, about and for African Americans to address the lack of diversity in books. “I’m filling diversity gaps in children’s literature and doing my part to normalize the appearance of African American and Hispanic girls and boys in books,” she says.


LoLo has written 10 books for children. Her books feature Anime characters, American Girl dolls, superheroes and even dogs! She writes on topics such as kindness, bullying, community workers, and the COIVD-19 pandemic.


She has taken her commitment a step further by developing a literacy program, Living Storybook, through which she re-issues her original books with photos of African American and Hispanic children that participate in DTWT’s after-school and summer programs. “When children see photos of themselves in a book, it becomes a powerful incentive for them to read,” she says.


LoLo Smith is pleased to announce the release of the books which are available for purchase at https://www.amazon.com/LoLo-Smith/e/B01LDWYAEK



Join the Seducing The Pen Online Book Tour

https://www.smore.com/s2j3g-meet-lolo-smith

Find all of the information, graphics and excerpts on the author's Seducing the Pen Tour page.



Pearl Page for Community Workers & COVID-19 by Lolo Smith

Listen to the reading: http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/Cp2PYWFX

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Rhythm Bay Love by Patricia A. Bridewell

Rhythm Bay Love by Patricia A. Bridewell

Peek inside, read an excerpt: https://a.co/8be1FAF



Antoine Bailey AKA DJ Ant is one of the wealthy heirs to his father’s prominent real estate business. He enjoys his wealth, but life is not perfect. Antoine is ready to move past the drama of his family issues, and ex-girlfriend’s infidelity. Relocation from the San Francisco Bay area to Los Angeles for a new position is a godsend. Within a year, DJ Ant’s ratings are over the top, and he’s one of the most popular DJs on the West Coast. Disputes with Jada Carson, a co-worker, becomes a challenge. Even more challenging is their conflict transitions into an attraction that he can’t resist.


Jada Carson’s life has not been easy. Thrust into the parenting role of teenage sisters, at age twenty-two she’s the head of household. Ten years later, she is the Traffic Director at a radio station where she did her college internship. After her love-life dives, so does her trust in men. Then along comes Antoine, who becomes the nail in her side. But he’s oh, so gorgeous. Although she’s attracted to him, she dismisses the notion of a relationship because she doesn’t want any part of that arrogant man. When Cupid steps in, a romance between Antoine and Jada ignites.


Will Jada and Antoine survive the turmoil that hovers over their blossoming love? Only God knows the answer.



Join the Seducing the Pen Tour for Patricia A. Bridewell:
https://www.smore.com/sjx81


Listen to the Pearl Page reading from Rhythm Bay Love: http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/CRt29ybX




Meet the Author

Patricia A. Bridewell is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She holds Adjunct Nursing Faculty positions at several universities, two of which are UCLA School of Nursing and Santa Monica College. Her short story appears in the Brown Girls Books Anthology Single Mama Dating Drama, an African American Literature Book Club (AALBC) two-time Best Selling book.


Patricia A. Bridewell's fourth novel, Two Steps Past the Altar, was released by Tymm Publishing in 2018. Patricia’s next novel, Rhythm Bay Love, and a short story contribution to the Brown Girls Books Anthology – Confessions: Secrets and Lies Revealed will be published in June 2020. Her church home is West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Visit her on social media and at www.patriciabridewell.com



Books by Patricia A. Bridewell

https://www.amazon.com/Patricia-A-Bridewell/e/B003LO9X7I

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Anthony: Unshackled by Joan Vassar

Anthony: Unshackled by Joan Vassar

Download here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087DXP39B


Joan Vassar’s captivating Black series picks up on the gritty streets of New York City during the height of the Civil War. Anthony, mired in pain and still reeling from the death of his best friend, travels to Manhattan on an errand for the legendary Black. Once the task is complete, he finds himself at a brothel specializing in dark women.


When circumstances lead Anthony to steal a young woman from the infamous Hen House, he forever changes the course of his life and the lives of the people of Fort Independence. Fresh out of options, Anthony is forced to seek assistance to right the wrongs his actions have caused. Black comes to his aid and the men ride out to keep peril away from the fort.



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.


Anthony: Unshackled is a gripping tale of redemption, love and liberty. Join Joan Vassar, Black and the men on yet another nail biting, heart-pounding journey.


Listen to a reading from The Black Series by Joan Vassar

http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/ChSb01CX



Join the Seducing the Pen and help spread the word about The Black Series by Joan Vassar: https://www.smore.com/fe7qv-the-black-series-3-book-series



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The Contempt Trilogy by Becky DeWitt

The Contempt Series including sequels Reasons and Sabotage, is a maze of mystery with twists and turns that will keep the readers on the edge. The character connections involve murder, suicide, deception, deliverance and salvation. The series is filled with the questions who, what, when, where and how. All three are available on Kindle.


Watch the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/S2YnB83f9Xo


Listen to a reading from The Trilogy - Contempt, Reasons, & Sabotage, go here:

https://www.audioacrobat.com/note/C4Vn42bX



Contempt: Lies Deceit and the Miracles by Becky DeWitt

Contempt is the riveting journey through deceit, death, and betrayal which was a way of life. It is the journey of the twists and turns of life, taking toil, leaving one in devastation. Only the arrival of a miracle just in time changes everything. Nothing just happens. Becky DeWitt leads the readers through a maze of mystery and intrigue capturing ones' fascination.



Reason by Becky DeWitt

Who is that girl? The intrigue continues the lives of Tristan, Arianna and Takeshi are exposed in the web of many secrets from their past through their children. Reasons answers the many questions of who, what, when, where and why that were left unanswered at the ending of Contempt. The truth is embedded in every page as the reader attempts to find the conclusion of this story. Contempt lured and captivated readers into a world of a thought-provoking drama. Becky DeWitt has responded to the unanswered questions of the destiny of many lives from Contempt with the sequel, Reasons. Is this really the end?



Sabotage: The Final Chapter by Becky DeWitt

SABOTAGE, The Final Chapter pieces together the dark side of Tristan, Arianna and Takeshi's lifestyle of murder, intrigue, contempt and lies, while experiencing God's mercy, grace, eye-opening revelation and truth. The readers who have followed the drama in the previous books, Contempt and Reasons, will experience the conclusion in the maze of mystery that captured their attention. The story ends with answers to the many questions about the life of each character and their unfolding destinies. Your heart will skip a beat as you discover the answers to the truth.



Purchase the Contempt 3-Book Series by Becky DeWitt

https://www.amazon.com/Becky-DeWitt/e/B00JCF429E


Find all of the information, graphics and excerpts on the author's Seducing the Pen Tour page:

https://www.smore.com/507x6-novels-by-becky-dewitt

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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.



Lisa Blackmon is a Motivational Speaker, Coach, Mentor, Author & Business Woman.

Lisa Blackmon is a change agent. She believes in helping others discover the greatness within that will create the evolution of who they are meant to be.



Find all of the information, graphics and excerpts on the author's Seducing the Pen Tour page:

https://www.smore.com/0xpj8

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Amazing Grace: A Tribute to You, The Story of Us

Amazing Grace: A Tribute to You, The Story of Us by D. Michele Jackson


Find all of the information, graphics and excerpts on the author's Seducing the Pen Tour page: https://www.smore.com/y0bp7



How do you trust God will never fail you?


Lyrical and poetically-charged, "Amazing Grace" is a memoir of love, loss, and rebirth. As a farewell of sorts, D. Michele Jackson, an only child, writes about how her life is forever changed after her mother's death. A woman of great faith, D. Michele knew firsthand the power of prayer to overcome trials and tribulations.


D. Michele always turned to God; she would pray, and God would answer. Nearly every prayer was responded to until one prayer—a prayer that wasn't answered—led her to have a deeper, more meaningful take on things.


With this new relationship, one with more give and less take, one where prayers aren't answered, D. Michele discovers that the Lord has a plan and a path for her.



#UnwrappedLit, #CrownHoldersLead, #CrownHoldersTransmedia, #SedcucingThePen

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


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


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


"I put everything I could into this book, and I did it with love," said Chef Rome, who has cooked for athletes and celebrities such as Shaquille O'Neal, Colin Powell, Byron Cage and Cam Newton. The former Food Network Star and featured Epcot International Food & Wine Festival chef prides himself on putting a healthy spin on Southern cuisine, helping many of his clients, like former NBA great Shaquille O'Neil, lose weight.


Chef Rome has shared his passion for cuisine with a variety of A+ list celebrities, dignitaries and elite professional athletes such as Colin Powell, Shaquille O'Neal, Lamman Rucker, Priscilla Presley, Star Jones, Nancy Kerrigan, Carl Gustaf (King of Sweden), Byron Cage, Mike Bibby, Cam Newton and more.


He has earned an international reputation for being trustworthy and results driven. "Chef Rome allowed me, for the first time in my entire career, to lose weight while inactive" stated retired NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal.


Chef Rome was a featured celebrity Chef for two years at the prestigious Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. He has been featured at the Taste of Chicago, the world's largest outdoor food festival.




Book Reviews

Wow! Delectable flavors dancing all in your mouth. These dishes you will experience are not just Southern... they are more like a part of you. Chef Rome's experiences and the love and passion comes alive in each dish. ---

--- Gina Neeley, Food Network host, New York Times bestselling author



"Chef Rome is an excellent Chef who allowed me, for the first time in my entire career, to lose weight while inactive."

--- Shaquille O'Neal, retired NBA superstar



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

https://www.amazon.com/Carolina-Soul-Down-Taste-Carolinas/dp/0999567403

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The Mountain We Climb by Dr. Wayne Swan


The Mountain We Climb by Dr. Wayne Swan


“The Road to Success and Happiness is Never Walked Alone.”—Dr. Wayne Swan


Find all of the information, graphics and excerpts on the page:

https://www.smore.com/yr1pt-the-mountain-we-climb



“To step where you’ve never been before, in the darkness of night, is the most unnerving and dangerous thing when you don’t have someone to make sure you don’t walk off the edge”—Dr. Wayne Swan


Dr. Wayne Swan is a Certified Divorce Coach and has helped a great many couples overcome the common challenges of marriages, relationships and family interaction.


Dr. Swan has accomplished the feat of reaching the summit of the world’s tallest free-standing mountain—Mount Kilimanjaro.


Returning to the base of the mountain a different man, he shares his revelations and learnings for overcoming “impossible” odds in life, as they apply to mountain climbing or life’s daily struggles.



“The Road to Success and Happiness is Never Walked Alone.”—Dr. Wayne Swan


“To step where you’ve never been before, in the darkness of night, is the most unnerving and dangerous thing when you don’t have someone to make sure you don’t walk off the edge”—Dr. Wayne Swan


Dr. Wayne Swan is a Certified Divorce Coach and has helped a great many couples overcome the common challenges of marriages, relationships and family interaction.


Dr. Swan has accomplished the feat of reaching the summit of the world’s tallest free-standing mountain—Mount Kilimanjaro.


Returning to the base of the mountain a different man, he shares his revelations and learning for overcoming “impossible” odds in life, as they apply to mountain climbing or life’s daily struggles.


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The Pride of an African Migrant by Massocki Ma Massocki

The Pride of an African Migrant: In Remembrance of Jimmy Mubenga, a Martyr of Globalisation, Murdered by the UK Border Regime on a British Airways Flight to Angola by Massocki Ma Massocki. Find all of the information, graphics and excerpts on the page: https://www.smore.com/q48yd





The Pride of an African Migrant outlines barbaric acts of torture to which African asylum seekers are being subjected to in the United Kingdom.


The book was written in remembrance of Jimmy Mubenga, an African asylum seeker who was tortured and killed by the UK border regime at London Heathrow Airport on a British Airways flight to Angola on October 12, 2010, after resisting his deportation.


Having peacefully protested against the killing of Mubenga, a fellow asylum seeker, Massocki Ma Massocki, the author, was arrested and detained naked in a cold cell. After some time, even the place he was staying at was set on fire, ready to kill him.


Despite this, each year, the terrifying Mediterranean Sea and the dreadful Sahara desert claim the lives of at least 5,000 African migrants en route to Europe. And those who have conquered the sea and the desert still have to survive, in the land of Europe, the barbarism and inhumanity of immigration officers.


The Pride of an African Migrant aims to fight xenophobia and promote harmonious coexistence between all living beings, in particular, between migrants and Europeans, and heighten people’s compassion and wisdom, which are imperative for world peace. The book’s goal is also to make Africans aspiring to migrate to the European Union or the US be more informed of the issues related to their plans so that they can be better prepared.


The Pride of an African Migrant is a frank expository conversation for today and of all time. It is a book that every immigration player should read—from potential migrants to diplomatic staff, immigration officials, foreign policy advisors… every person with a migrant family member or neighbour.



About the Author

Massocki Ma Massocki is a columnist, activist and pan-Africanist. He has written columns for newspapers around the world as well as articles for regional and international organisations.


Massocki has also given talks and conferences in Africa, Asia and Europe on Pan-Africanism and global issues. Massocki was born in Cameroon, West Africa. Massocki Ma Massocki is a columnist, activist and recognized Cameroonian refugee in the Philippines, under the United Nations 1951 Geneva Convention.



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

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


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About The Wolf Queen Duology


The Wolf Queen duology follows the journey of Ameenah Yemini, a young woman who after years of rebuilding her life from a terrible tragedy is confronted with a secret that shatters the quiet comfort of her existence - bringing a long lost hope and a new destiny to light. Inspired by the culture, language, and traditions of ancient northeast Africa, the story explores themes of female divinity, elemental magic, belonging, and the many layers of personal identity.


Book II finds Ameenah struggling to understand her place in a magical world she can no longer deny. But, time is not on her side. While she is just discovering the potential of the magic in her blood, the Hir has sought the power of the Amasiti all his life and has every intention of taking her birthright for himself. To stop him from assuming control over her power and the land she loves, she must both reclaim the legacy of her people and build a new coalition of creatures and men with the will to come together and fight behind their true Queen.


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Failure to Protect by Pamela Samuels Young

Failure to Protect by Pamela Samuels Young


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The author of the NAACP 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 cover-up hinder their quest for justice?



Reviewed by Radiah Hubbert - 5 out of 5 stars


Erika is a grieving mother that is trying to get justice for her bullied daughter Bailey. She doesn’t think that the school did enough to protect her child. When attorneys Angela Evans and Jenny Ungerman decide to take Erika’s case, they may have bit off more than they can chew. Darcella Freeman is the principal of Parker Elementary school. She will do anything to make sure her school has a spotless reputation no matter what the cost. Tensions are running high as the court case gets underway. Will Angela and Jenny be able to win this case?


Failure to Protect is an excellent book by Pamela Samuels Young. She does a good job of tackling the hard subject of child bullying and the devastating consequences. Readers should not shy away from this book. This story is the signature legal thriller that you expect from Young. But as soon as you think that you have the story all figured out, there’s that unexpected twist that Young is known for. Failure to Protect is perfect for book clubs, educators, and anyone who loves legal thrillers with a twist.


Radiah Hubbert - www.UrbanReviewsOnline.com


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

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


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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?


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Capital Sins by Cheryl Mattox Berry

Capital Sins by Cheryl Mattox Berry



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"Capital Sins" is a tale of lust, corruption, betrayal and blackmail that befalls a TV anchorwoman and U.S. Senator in Washington, D.C.


Jan Malone has finally landed her dream job at the top-rated TV station. She’s living her best life when unforeseen circumstances send her into a downward spiral. She recoups with the help of Sen. Finn Thornton, a Republican from Texas with a shady past.


Things are going so well that Jan decides to take a vacation to Africa with her best friend, Kelly Mahoney. In Senegal, they meet Abdou Nyassi, a handsome, smooth-talking businessman who is smitten with Jan. A few months after their vacation, Abdou arrives in D.C., with grandiose business plans and continues pursing Jan. She eventually warms up to him.


Jan’s mother, Della Stevens who is suspicious of everybody, does some digging and finds out that Abdou might not be who he claims to be. Jan enlists the help of Kelly and street hustler Darius Hooks to help her find out who Abdou really is and his real reason for coming to Washington.


Will her friends’ motives be pure? Will Jan follow her gut instincts? Is there a connection to Capitol Hill?



Capital Sins exposes dark truths about ambition, greed and human nature. It also shows the remarkable resiliency of women; how self-love should precede romantic love; and the depth of a mother’s love.



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I Am God's Work of Art by Yvonne Evans-Strachan

Every child is a blessing from God. No matter where they come from, how they look physically, their gender, or nationality.



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I Am God's Work of Art inspires children to become one with themselves and to embrace their unique characteristics, personality, and appearance.


This book empowers children always to know that they are special, creative, wonderful, and love unconditionally by God. Each reader is assured that they have a special purpose to fulfill.

I Am God's Work of Art builds the confidence of children, reminding them to be confident and courageous in everything that they do. Children will also be inspired to do everything that they desire to do in life and to stay in their own unique lane.


This book is filled with beautiful graphics and powerful messages that will assist children in becoming victorious and comfortable in embracing their greatness.



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https://www.amazon.com/I-Am-Gods-Work-Art-ebook/dp/B07YGWKYJ7





About the Author

Minister Yvonne Evans-Strachan is the founder and President of Ministry In Motion in Miami, Florida. As a minister, author, entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, playwright, mentor, humanitarian, and life-long learner, her primary goal is to inspire the masses to create their best lives from the inside out, by utilizing their own unique God given creativity.


Minister Strachan utilizes the unique genres of literature, music, and plays, coupled with prophetic inspiration to create and produce one of a kind plays and biblical dramatizations. This particular area of ministry has taken Yvonne to numerous platforms, stages, and venues throughout the US.


Minister Strachan is especially grateful for the platform of prison ministry that was made possible through her dramatization ministry. Additionally, through Minister Strachan’s efforts in cultural awareness and her unfeigned commitment to affecting societal changes; Ministry In Motion has sponsored “Feeding in the Park”, which provides home cooked meals for the homeless as well as for any others who need a meal. This service has been provided for the last four years on a monthly basis.


Minister Strachan truly believes that charity begins at home; and with the right amount of compassion, intellect, and commitment asserted, charity can become contagious. She believes, “We all are God’s Work of Art.” Created to serve each other with our God given talents and unique capacities.


Minister Strachan is the mother of two brilliant daughters and four wonderful grandchildren.

“If we honored each other’s abilities and creativity, there would be no need for weapons of mass destruction. We would only need a heart full of love and lots of paint, brushes, canvases, writing paper, pens, pencils, lots of dreamers, and music to play in synchronized harmony with the rest of the universe”. – Yvonne Evans-Strachan



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The Designated Ones Trilogy by Karen Sloan-Brown


The Designated Ones Trilogy by Karen Sloan-Brown


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The Designated Ones: From Jerusalem to Ethiopia

It’s 2014. Grieving the loss of family members and friends killed in a plane crash, renowned megachurch pastor Priscilla Sinclair sits on her patio, prepared to take her own life. But before she can end it all, a stranger shows up at her Virginia home and changes everything.


Trying to strengthen her faith, the stranger challenges Priscilla to lean on God's promises and on the examples of faith left to her by her ancestors. He tells her a story she has never heard before. The story goes back over 3,000 years, beginning with Aaron, God’s designated high priest during the Exodus, and explores the line of designated ones through the times of King David, Solomon, the exile in Babylon, the crossing of the Arabian Desert into Saba, the migration across the Red Sea into Axum, the birth of Christ, and the lives of the generations that have followed.


In this thrilling journey through history, Priscilla is given a chance to go from failure to faith and live to fight another day. But will she accept the stranger's challenge?


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The Struggle: From Kenya to Jamaica

In part two, The Struggle, in the year AD 490, Priscilla Sinclair's ancestors battle in religious wars for 1000 years until the beginning of the Transatlantic slave trade. They are sold as slaves and shipped to a sugarcane plantation in Jamaica. Two hundred years later, Adam is sold and shipped to a tobacco plantation in Virginia.


In this thrilling journey through history, Priscilla is given a chance to go from failure to faith and live to fight another day. But will she accept the stranger's challenge?


Purchase The Struggle: From Kenya to Jamaica by Karen Sloan-Brown

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The Last Tribe of Levi: Richmond, Virginia

In part three, The Last Tribe of Levi, Priscilla Sinclair's ancestors gain their freedom in Virginia. Her great- great-grandfather, Thomas Freeman begins to build on the legacy that she hoped to continue. Except her father won’t accept her calling to preach God’s word.


In this thrilling journey through history, Priscilla is given a chance to go from failure to faith and live to fight another day. But will she accept the stranger's challenge?


Purchase The Last Tribe of Levi: Richmond,VA by Karen Sloan-Brown

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Two Steps Past the Altar by Patricia A. Bridewell


Two Steps Past the Altar by Patricia A. Bridewell


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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.



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