EDC Creations Reading List Fall 2009

EDC Creations Reading List Fall 2009

Ella Curry and EDC Creations are proud to announce the books that created an impact, for readers and the EDC Creations network. Our “literary hallmarks” indicate excellence in writing and storytelling. These are the books we want to feature to the world. Each year thousands of people — educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers — devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too many outstanding books do not get the attention and reader support that they deserve, they float just under the radar. It is our mission to connect readers with these hidden gems and bring them books that will change their lives.

Readers please take a moment and examine the list below. There is something for all book lovers! The books ARE NOT listed in any order pertaining to the quality of the literature—they are ALL 4-5 star literary gems. Each book on this list will bring something of value to enrich the lives of the readers, make you sit up and take notice, and to help to strengthen our future generations. If you are a fan of Erotica or Urban Literature, there is a list for you. If you are more in tune with books of a Spiritual or Motivational nature, there is a list for you. Christian Fiction lovers, we have books listed that you are sure to love. Like to live life on the edge and walk on the dark, mysterious side—we have a selection for you too. We have a special section for books that share in the African American experience, in a fictional setting, be sure to check the out.

We have reviewed all of the books below and these are just a few of the magnificent books we love. Keep in mind we reviewed some of these books for the publishers and they might be on pre-order status. Other lists will be posted of our fantastic literary finds. You are invited to explore the shelves of our book store where most of the books are listed: http://astore.amazon.com/edcmagazine-20 . Enjoy!

Teen Lit and Children Titles
01. Love, Ocean by Celia Anderson
02. A Song for Harlem by Patricia C. McKissack
03. The World Is Mine by Lyah B. LeFlore
04. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
05. Aaliyah by Victoria Christopher Murray
06. The Secret to Teen Power by Paul Harrington
07. Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter
08. Sunny Holiday by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
09. The Lip Gloss Chronicles by Shelia Goss
10. Believing in Hope by Stephanie Perry Moore

Non-Fiction Motivational and Biography
01. Tears of Fear: Escaping the Abuse, Discovering Greatness by Lyn-Dee Eldridge
02. How to Choose Happiness by Chappale Linn Burton
03. Character Driven: Life, Lessons, and Basketball by Derek Fisher
04. Never Make the Same Mistake Twice by Nene Lakes
05. Memories by Sister Claudette Marie Muhammad
06. The Journey Less Traveled by Loretta "Faith" Harris
07. Deja View: Memoirs of a Funk Diva by Patryce Choc'Let Banks
08. Justin: A Father's Fight for His Son by Abe Morris
09. The Barack in Me by Moses Miller
10. The Survival Bible by Jihad

Grown Folk Fiction, Urban Fiction and Erotica
01. Carbon Copy by Azarel
02. What I Do is Taboo 2 and 3 by Yonder
03. The After Party by Saundra E. Harris
04. Another Woman's Husband by Angel Mechelle
05. My Husband's Fiancee by Kaira Denee
06. Maneater by Mary B. Morrison and Noire
07. Dubious by Tina Brooks McKinney
08. Thug Lovin' by Wahida Clark
09. Too Much of a Good Thing Ain't Bad by Clarence Nero
10. Unconditionally Single by Mary B. Morrison

Mainstream Fiction and Women's Fiction
01. A Change Had to Come by Gwynne Forster
02. A New Kind of Blue by Bettye Griffin
03. Twist by Angie L. Jennings
04. Donna's Comeback by Brian W. Smith
05. Who Is He to You by Monique D. Mensah
06. Land Mines by Sheilah Vance
07. Matchmaker by Gibran Tariq
08. What the Bayou Saw by Patti Lacy
09. Song of the Siren by Avah LaReaux
10. Over and Over Again by Ni'cola Mitchell

Faith-based Fiction and Christian Fiction
01. Wildflower by Lyah Beth LeFlore
02. Beautiful Ugly by Shelia Lipsey
03. The Manual by Sherryle K. Jackson
04. Sins of the Father by Angela Benson
05. In the Land of Cotton by Martha Taylor
06. Somebody's Sinning in My Bed by Pat G'Orge Walker
07. Journey to Jordan by Donna Deloney
08. Girl Naw! by LaCricia A'ngelle
09. Deliver Me From My Enemies by Sharon Oliver
10. Preacher Man Blues by Jihad
11. Last Woman Standing by Tia McCollors

Romance and Relationship Drama
01. One Night with You by Francis Ray
02. Fixin' Tyrone by Keith Walker
03. Dream Keeper by Gail McFarland
04. Waiting for Mr. Darcy by Chamein Canton
05. Fireflies by Joan Early
06. Another Memory by Pamela Ridley
07. Frost on My Window by Angela Weaver
08. Victim or Violator by Gerald D. Jones
09. Waiting in the Shadows by Michele Sudler
10. After the Hell by China Ball
11. A Lova' Like No Otha' by Stephanie Perry Moore

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Readers, if you have read any of the books listed, please share your reviews. If you would like for any of these authors to speak with your friends or book clubs, please leave your request and email address in our comments section. We will try to pass them on to the publicists or the authors. Request the authors for a phone chat and live reading with you and 10 friends: Email: edc_dg@yahoo.com Leave all reviews and comments here.

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Note: EDC Creations does not accept payment for book reviews. Our team reviews books for BAN Radio Show, publicists, publishing houses and independently published authors. We have rated all of the books on this list as 4/5 or 5/5 stars. They are all fabulous reads, recommended by Ella Curry, AJ Curry (Teen reviews), Jackie Lawson (Sweet Soul Sisters), Casino (Sankofa Literary Society), Carolyn Morrow (Sankofa Literary Society), Gwendolyn Garrett (Sankofa Literary Society), Rhonda Seals, Monica Givens, Lois Spanks (Sankofa Literary Society), LaTisha Knight (BMore Moms), Cheryl Rhodes, Marvin Sparks (Journalist, AL), Gene Garrett, Vontessa Lewis (Sisters Networking and Reading), Katona Swain, Tonya Marks, Katalena Dubose, Maggie Dubose (Moms Rock, Dothan Chapter), Jennifer Tolbert, Rita Mae Riggins, Audrey Riggins (Sankofa Literary Society), Marion Teagues, J-Jigger (Journalist, AL), May Sanders-Dubose, TaSherra Curry (Teen reviews), RaLeigh Curry, Minnie B. Swain and our fans in the United States and abroad.

All of the books are kept by the reviewers, given away to book clubs, donated to literary event grab bags, used as prizes in EDC Creations, Sankofa Literary Society and BAN Radio contests and gift bags. EDC Creations does not sell review copies online or at events. All books are given away in the hopes that the readers will spread the word.....

Ella Curry, president of EDC Creations

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