Join us for a Evening with Pat G'Orge Walker



“SOMEBODY’S SINNING IN MY BED” by Pat G'Orge Walker
ISBN-10: 0758235402 | ISBN-13: 9780758235404
Available wherever books are sold and at all online book retailers



Pat G’Orge-Walker delivers a wickedly funny, uplifting novel of love and betrayal…good karma and bad karma…sin and redemption

Chyna and her sister Janelle are always moments away from a catfight. They love each other, but Janelle has never forgiven her sister for swiping her first love, Cordell. That was ages ago, and now Chyna is showing off as the First Lady of New Hope Assembly, a church that’s caught between the old ways of Holiness and new ways of serving its community. New Hope’s leader, Reverend Grayson Young, is also caught…in the infamous Sweet Bush lounge, an establishment well-known for adult pleasures.

With the church congregation running wild in the aftermath of her husband’s scandalous behavior, Chyna turns to her sister Janelle for guidance. But if Chyna thinks she’s getting sympathy from Janelle, she’d better think again, because Janelle’s got her own crisis. And when Cordell suddenly comes back into the sisters’ lives, what follows are squabbling, chaos, and surprises that show just how hard the road to salvation really is…


Book Tour Online:  Somebody’s Sinning in My Bed
Join Pat as she travels across the web discussing her book, her journey to publication and the messages within her new book Somebody’s Sinning in My Bed. Meet Pat at your favorite social network and explore new ones. Leave your comments on the sites. Five readers will win signed copies of Somebody’s Sinning in My Bed. Winners announced on the Black Pearls Magazine blog on November 27, 2009.


Laughter is the Best Medicine of All!
Somebody's Sinning in My Bed by Pat G'Orge-Walker
Genre: Christian Fiction; Faith-based
5-star Review By Books and Beignets Book Club

Enjoy a teaser of the First Chapter
Link: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/document-preview.aspx?doc_id=14302638


"Somebody's Sinning in My Bed" by Pat G'Orge-Walker is a delightful treat!
  It is primarily the tale of two sisters - different as salt and pepper, yet with similar seasoning. Although different, both sisters have the same number of skeletons in the closet and many people are counting! Chyna is First Lady of New Hope Assembly, a church full of more scandals and mess than "The National Enquirer." To the outside world, Chyna has it going on - she is saved, she is beautiful, has all the treasures money can buy, and has the respectful title as First Lady, married to New Hope's leader, Reverend Grayson Young.

Despite all of this, Chyna is unhappy and unfulfilled with her life and herself. Chyna's sister, Janelle, is also beautiful, outspoken, single, and could care less about the inside of a church and/or bible. Janelle and Chyna both harbor an unspoken grudge against one another, and cannot be in the same room longer than a few minutes without conflict - yet they love each other and have each other's back (um...well not all of the time).

The story heats up (literally) when an unsavory club in the neighborhood, Sweet Bush Lounge burns down, and the good Reverend Grayson Young is caught in a scandal that will change the lives of Chyna, Janelle, many colorful characters of New Hope Assembly Church and anyone else connected to Chyna and Janelle. To add more fuel to the fire, Janelle's first love, Cordell, shows up like the ghost from Christmas past, with enough skeletons in his own closet to host an anatomy class. Cordell has a few scores to settle with both Chyna and Janelle and in the process, the floodgates of hell are opened and there is no turning back.

One character readers will never forget is Deacon Pillar. Deacon Pillar steps in to provide help to Chyna, Janelle and Cordell and other members at New Hope Assembly - by any means necessary! Deacon Pillar had me laughing until my side hurt. I could visualize an entire book based on his character alone.

Overall, I highly recommend this book! Author Pat G'Orge-Walker stepped out on faith, tried something a little different and hit a home run! Despite everything that is going on in the world right now, it was truly refreshing to pick up a good book and laugh...and laugh....and laugh again. "Somebody's Sinning in My Bed" confirms that laughter is the best medicine of all - it was just what the doctor ordered!
--- Rating: 5 Beignets out of 5-- Reviewed by: Sonya Ward, Books and Beignets Book Club

Pick up a copy of Somebody's Sinning in My Bed by Pat G'Orge-Walker
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Connect with Pat G'Orge Walker
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Meet Pat G'Orge Walker Introductions


Somebody's Sinning in My Bed Book Launch Party
Author: Pat G'Orge Walker
Host: Ella Curry, EDC Creations
Black Authors Network Radio Show

Pat G'Orge-Walker delivers a wickedly funny, uplifting novel of love and betrayal…good karma and bad karma…sin and redemption…




Internet Radio Interview Re-broadcast


Marc Medley' Reading Circle
Station WP88.7 FM.
Webcast live at www.wpradio887.org

Urban Literary Review
Host: Martin Pratt

Rachel Berry AKA Lady Serenity
Host: "From The Heart & Soul" with Lady Serenity

Sistah Confessions Blog Talk Radio
Host: Tifany Jones

KC Girlfriends Book Club Radio Show
Host: TaNisha Webb

Worth More Than Rubies Radio
Host: Cheryl Lacey Donovan



Intimate Conversations and Introductions

1. Book Reviews and Interviews
2. The Book Club
3. African American Book Club
4. African American Mommies
5. Books - Reads for Busy Moms
6. EDC Creations at CafeMom
7. EDC Creations Virtaul Tours
8. Written Voices Blog.com
9. Pat G'Orge-Walker Fanpage at Facebook
10. Urban Reviews.com Interview




Video Interview Showcase

1. African American by Association
2. SLS Gospel Interviews
3. Short Books Showcase
4. Sankofa Literary Review
5. SLS Paradigm Shift
6. Mothers of Wisdom
7. Winning Women Ministry
8. The SISTAHS Ministry International
9. Black Single Women Connect Support Group
10. Black Pearls Magazine Blog




Black Pearls Magazine Interview Showcase
1. Sankofa Literary Society Bookclub
2. The Thinking Woman
3. The Book Club
4. The Inklings
5. The Beautiful People
6. Verbal Penetrations
7. African American by Association
8. Girl Talk
9. Be Your Own Personal Library
10. Mahogany Book Club



5-Star Reviews and First Chapter Showcase
1. Diva Clique Bookclub
2. Black Authors Network at Facebook
3. Book Club at Facebook
4. Genre Book Club
5. Second Salon Book Club
6. African American Fiction Book Club
7. Black Reading Group - London
8. KINDRED SOULS SISTER CIRCLE
9. Written Magazine at Facebook
10. Readers of Pat G'Orge-Walker (Sister Betty)




Book Introductions and Article Showcase
1. Black Literary Expo
2. Black Book Clubs
3. Gospel Interviews with Larry W. Robinson
4. African American Fiction Lovers at Facebook
5. Apex Reviews at Facebook
6. Writers & Readers at Facebook
7. Urban Christian Fiction Today
8. Arlinda McGlothin Guest Blogger
9. Shelia Goss features Pat G'Orge Walker
10. Simply Said Reading Accessories




Radio Interviews and Audio Preview Showcase
 1. Chocolate Pages Network
2. Crucial Diva
3. We Are One
4. Each-One-Teach-One
5. African Americans.NET
6. Black In America.com
7. BlackJourneys.com
8. Black History.com
9. Black Authors Connect.com
10. Black Women Connect.com



Buy Pat G'Orge Walker books here:
Black Expressions
Barnes and Noble
Borders Online
Amazon com


First Chapter Preview: Somebody's Sinning in My Bed
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Pat G'orge-Walker on Gospel Interviews

Pat G'orge-Walker on Gospel Interviews with Larry W. Robinson

Pat G'orge-Walker, author of "SOMEBODY'S SINNING IN MY BED" shares with Larry W. Robinson, host of http://www.gospelinterviews.com about her latest book which EXPOSES a Mega Church Pastor CAUGHT "In the Act!!!" For more visit http://www.gospelinterviews.com/



Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5eLJjO7HLc


“SOMEBODY’S SINNING IN MY BED” by Pat G'Orge Walker
ISBN-10: 0758235402 | ISBN-13: 9780758235404
Available wherever books are sold

Pat G’Orge-Walker delivers a wickedly funny, uplifting novel of love and betrayal…good karma and bad karma…sin and redemption

Chyna and her sister Janelle are always moments away from a catfight. They love each other, but Janelle has never forgiven her sister for swiping her first love, Cordell. That was ages ago, and now Chyna is showing off as the First Lady of New Hope Assembly, a church that’s caught between the old ways of Holiness and new ways of serving its community. New Hope’s leader, Reverend Grayson Young, is also caught…in the infamous Sweet Bush lounge, an establishment well-known for adult pleasures.

With the church congregation running wild in the aftermath of her husband’s scandalous behavior, Chyna turns to her sister Janelle for guidance. But if Chyna thinks she’s getting sympathy from Janelle, she’d better think again, because Janelle’s got her own crisis. And when Cordell suddenly comes back into the sisters’ lives, what follows are squabbling, chaos, and surprises that show just how hard the road to salvation really is…


APOOO Bookclub Review
Title: Somebody’s Sinning in My Bed by Pat G'Orge Walker
Author: Pat G’Orge-Walker
Apooo: 5; Amazon: 5

Heading: God’s Divine Forgiveness

Author Pat G’Orge-Walker penned a novel that demonstrates God’s divine forgiveness, even in the midst of the messiest lives. In Somebody’s Sinning in My Bed, things do not look like they will ever again be normal in the lives of Chyna and her sister Janelle after the death of Chyna’s husband, Reverend Grayson Young. Usually the death of a leader scatters the flock, but upon the good Reverend’s death, the higher echelon of New Hope rallied together to save their “good” reputation and remind the church they needed to go back to the “ole time way.”

Chyna had enough to contend with upon her husband’s untimely death, but the reappearance of someone from her past yet connected to her sister, Janelle, brought up past hurts, unforgiveness and battles with emotions once believed to be dead and buried. To top it all off, First Lady had to figure a way to deal with the threats (yes threats) coming from the Pastor’s Aid Committee and all they were throwing her way. But someone should have reminded those folks about messing with God’s woman and hindering what He was doing in Chyna’s life. God will move folk, kill them, if necessary.

In steps Deacon Pillar to help Chyna, Janelle and all the mess that was created and brought to the open in order to experience God’s divine forgiveness. Sometimes the hardest thing in life to do is forgive oneself. Deac always knew what to say, even when he was not supposed to say it.

I really enjoyed Somebody’s Sinning in My Bed, a story that I found timely for this day as it is presented in God’s Word, “He that is without sin among you...” I recommend this book to everyone, especially those who need to learn the real meaning of forgiveness; God addresses all parties involved.
=Review by Sharel E. Gordon-Love, APOOO BookClub


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Book Spotlight: Ingredients for Prayer by Eric Lambert

Book Spotlight: Ingredients for Prayer by Eric Lambert



In times of economic turmoil in the lives of so many, people are turning to whatever financial bailout that comes their way. These stimulus packages include reduced costs for services, rebates, two for one deals, and even prayer. The Rev. Eric A. Lambert Jr. believes prayer is the stimulus to improving people’s lives not as a gimmick but by, for one, giving them peace even though they have a bleak financial outlook.

“Through prayer we find a place that guarantees peace,” Rev. Lambert says. “God wants to solve our problems and give us peace.” In his latest book, Ingredients for Prayer: A Practical Approach for Maximizing Your Time with God, Rev. Lambert, pastor of Bethel Deliverance International Church north of Philadelphia, details what he believes is the true purpose of prayer in contrast to the ‘give me syndrome’ of prayer that so many with financial woes seem to have.

“We are often challenged by the worldly view of prayer, and we fall into the trap that makes us think that we are able to use prayer to bully the Lord into doing what we want. Yet I believe prayer is a time for intimacy and connection with God,” Rev. Lambert says. “Prayer by definition is worshipful oratory. By hyper-definition, prayer is an act of intercourse with your soul and God’s spirit. It is you connecting with God until your desires have been replaced by His heart.”

By using “The Lord’s Prayer” as a framework, he examines pieces of this prayer model to show ways to connect with God, like understanding the mind and will of God and becoming dependent upon and receiving the peace of God. Rev. Lambert says having a God-centered and not self-centered focus on prayer helps you to know that “[p]rayer is not about you. It is about the will of the Lord being done through you. To make supplication means that you should bring your request to the Lord; however, you must be sure that your request does not go against the will of the Lord.”

Rev. Eric A. Lambert Jr. responded to God’s call to Jesus Christ in 1971. From that time he was active in Christian ministry, serving in a variety of capacities at Deliverance Evangelistic Church, under the pastorate of the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Smith Sr. In 1987, after God’s leading, Rev. Lambert established Bethel Deliverance International Church in 1987 with seven committed believers, just north of his hometown of Philadelphia. In addition to pastoring, Rev. Lambert is fulfilling his apostolic calling, having planted a number of churches and developed pastoral relationships with both new and seasoned pastors. He remains committed to spreading the love of God to those who do not know Him while stabilizing and fortifying believers. This is evident not only in his church but in the messages of his books. For more information, visit www.betheldeliverance.org.

For more information about Ingredients for Prayer: Maximizing Your Time with God, visit http://ericlambertministries.com/

Follow the Ingredients for Prayer blog tour at http://bitly.com/IngredientsforPrayer .


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Join the One Night with You virtual book tour…

Join the One Night with You virtual book tour…

EDC Creations and the Sankofa Literary Society announces the official virtual book tour of  Francis Ray,  the National bestselling author of ONE NIGHT WITH YOU, a romance novel.  From Monday, November 1-- Sunday, November 8, 2009 follow Francis and Ella Curry on an fantastic journey all over the Internet from the comfort of your home. This virtual book tour is brought to you by EDC Creations Media Group. To learn more about Francis Ray, visit her at: http://www.francisray.com/






New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray continues her captivating series about the Grayson family and their circle of friends with One Night With You, as two people with no plans for romance find themselves blindsided by desire…

THE THRILL OF THE CHASE...
Cougars, brush fires, snow storms—rancher Duncan McBride tackles it all without a flinch. But the archeologist who’s come to authenticate cave drawings found on his property is the kind of trouble he’d sworn to avoid. Far from the aging academic he was expecting, Raven La Blanc is a stunning woman…and definitely not sticking around this small Montana town once her job is done.

THE PASSION OF A LIFETIME…
The primitive drawings at Duncan’s ranch are Raven’s ticket to the tenured position she’s worked so hard for back in Santa Fe. But there’s no denying the attraction between her and Duncan. Maybe, just this once, she can put her work aside and explore the depths of her own heart and soul? One night may be all it takes for Raven to really find what she’s looking for…

“FAST, FUN, AND FULL OF EMOTIONAL THRILLS AND SEXY CHILLS.”
—Roxanne St. Clair, bestselling author on Nobody But You


One Night with You by Francis Ray Order Details

November 03, 2009
Grayson Friends Series
ISBN-13: 9780312365066
ISBN-10: 0312365063
Pick up a copy at Amazon
Pick up a copy at Barnes and Noble


Read the First Chapter Excerpt

Facebook and MySpace Readers click here: One Night with You by Francis Ray 
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Join the Tour at Your Favorite Networks or Explore New Ones!

EDC Creations Tour Partners
1.  Black Authors Network Guest Blogger
2.  Black Pearls Magazine Fan Page at Facebook
3.  Black Pearls Magazine Guest Blogger
4.  Erotic Expressions hosts Guest Bloggers
5.  Simply Said Reading Accessories Guest Blogger
6.  Arlinda McGlothin Spotlights
7.  Create A Unique Xperience with Unika
8.  Black Lit Media
9.  Black History 365 Authors
10. International Book Club Guild



DAY 1
1. Readers of Francis Ray Fanclub
2. Cosmopolitan Magazine Community
3. ESSENCE Community
4. Tyra Banks Show Community
5. ISeeColor Community
6. EDC Creations at Facebook



DAY 2
1. iZania Black Networking Community
2. Book Marketing Network
3. Black Business Cafe
4. BAS First Chapter Showcase
5. African American Book Clubs
6. Black Book Clubs



DAY 3
1. Black Authors Network at LinkedIn
2. Cover to Cover at LinkedIn
3. Goodreads at LinkedIn
4. Shades of Success
5. Sankofa Literary Society Bookclub
6. Mahogany Book Club Community



DAY 4
1. EDC at Black Planet
2. African American Fiction Lovers
3. BlackPlanet Book of the Month
4. Black Planet Book Club
5. OVER 40 GROWN AND SEXY
6. BOOKSLOVER2 Black Planet



DAY 5
1. EDC Creations at CafeMom.com
2. The Book Club at CafeMom
3. African American Mommies
4. SLS Book Club at Shelfari
5. African American Books at Shelfari
6. BAN Radio Network at Facebook



DAY 6
1. Black In America.com
2. Black Women Connect.com
3. Crucial Diva
4. The Ebony Book Club
5. Biggest Black Book Club
6. Beautiful Black Women at FB




DAY 7
1. Passion for Books at FB
2. Essence Magazine at Facebook
3. African American Books at FB
4. How Romantic Can You Be
5. African American Fiction Book Club
6. LOVE ROMANCE NOVELS at FB




DAY 8
1. The Ebony Book Club
2. Bound to Talk: Book Club
3. Second Salon Book Club
4. The Rapturous Reader
5. OVER 40 GROWN AND SEXY
6. African American Books Swapping
7. Books - Reads for Busy Moms
8. SistahFriend Book Club at Shelfari
9. B-more Readers with W.I.S.D.O.M at Shelfari



About the Author
National bestselling author Francis Ray is a native Texan and graduate of Texas Woman's University where she was twice nominated for the Distinguished Alumni Award. INCOGNITO, her 6th novel, was the first made-for-TV movie from BET.

With the release of THE TURNING POINT, her first mainstream, she established The Turning Point Legal Fund to assist women of domestic violence. The fund is administered by The Family Place, a woman's shelter in Dallas.

Her writing awards include the EMMA, Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, Atlantic Choice, Golden Pen as well as several awards from libraries and book clubs. NOT EVEN IF YOU BEGGED, her 37th title, is the fourth book in the popular Invincible Women Series was released January 24, 2008 and made Border's and WalMart bestselling list.

September 2008 saw the release of THE WAY YOU LOVE ME, Book One in her new Grayson Friends Series. In November UNTIL THERE WAS YOU, Book One, in the Graysons of New Mexico Series was reissued.

NOBODY BUT YOU, Book Two, in the Grayson Friends Series was released March 03, 2009 and went on make both the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists.. Her 40th book, AND MISTRESS MAKES THREE, Book Five in the Invincible Women Series, hit book shelves June 23, 2009. Closing out the year is ONE NIGHT WITH YOU, Book Three of the Grayson Friends Series.

Website: http://www.francisray.com/
Blogspot: http://www.francisrayblog.com/
Myspace: www.myspace.com/francisray
Fanclub: readersoffrancisray@yahoogroups.com
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Meet National Bestselling Author Francis Ray



National bestselling author Francis Ray is a native Texan and graduate of Texas Woman's University where she was twice nominated for the Distinguished Alumni Award.

INCOGNITO, her 6th novel, was the first made-for-TV movie from BET. With the release of THE TURNING POINT, her first mainstream, she established The Turning Point Legal Fund to assist women of domestic violence. The fund is administered by The Family Place, a woman's shelter in Dallas.

Her writing awards include the EMMA, Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, Atlantic Choice, Golden Pen as well as several awards from libraries and book clubs.

NOT EVEN IF YOU BEGGED, her 37th title, is the fourth book in the popular Invincible Women Series was released January 24, 2008 and made Border's and WalMart bestselling list. September 2008 saw the release of THE WAY YOU LOVE ME, Book One in her new Grayson Friends Series. In November UNTIL THERE WAS YOU, Book One, in the Graysons of New Mexico Series was reissued.

2009 promises to be a busy year for Ms. Ray. NOBODY BUT YOU, Book Two, in the Grayson Friends Series was released March 03, 2009 and went on make both the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists.. Her 40th book, AND MISTRESS MAKES THREE, Book Five in the Invincible Women Series, hit book shelves June 23, 2009. Closing out the year is ONE NIGHT WITH YOU, Book Three of the Grayson Friends Series.

Latest Release: One Night with You
November 03, 2009
Series: Grayson Friends Series
ISBN-13: 9780312365066
ISBN-10: 0312365063

Contest:  Read the excerpt at the end of interview. Leave  your email address and the names of the characters, from the excerpt, in the comments section below. A random drawing will be held on Nov. 27, 2009 and select 5 winners of a copy of One Night with You!  Shelfari, Facebook, MySpace, BlackPlanet and Black Pearls readers are all welcome to participate. All the comments will be combined and the winners selected. You may email us for a list of winners as well: edc_dg@yahoo.com

Intimate Conversation with author Francis Ray and Ella Curry, EDC Creations


Ella:  Tell us about your passion for writing.
Francis Ray: Although writing is a challenge, I'm almost compelled to. It's wonderful being able to tell a story of love and triumph where the good guys wins and the bad guys get theirs. I began writing many years ago because I didn't see people of color as main characters in literature. I wanted to change this. I had a wonderful father, a loving family, a great husband, but I didn't see "us" on the pages of books I was reading. I wanted to show the world that black people have honor, integrity, intelligence, and love in abundance.

After 40 plus books, I receive mail from all over the world. In reading my books people come to know and understand what motivates people of color and learn that we're no different that any one else. We love and want the best for our family and children.


Ella:  A Legacy is something that is handed down from one period of time to another period of time. Finish this sentence-
Francis Ray:  My writing offers the legacy to future readers to learn that, as a race, African-American have contributed much to society, and continue to do so. In my book they'll find strong family values and men who stand up for women, their family and their country.


Ella:  Introduce us to your book One Night with You.
Francis Ray: ONE NIGHT WITH YOU, is Book # 3 in the Grayson Friends Series. Duncan McBride is a successful Montana rancher, who, after a disastrous marriage, stopped believing that there was a woman out there who could love him and his sprawling ranch past the first, hard winter with six feet of snow. When Raven LaBlanc, a stunning archaeologist, shows up at his ranch to authenticate primitive cave drawings on his property, Duncan wants her gone. He doesn't want to feel the attraction to a woman he knows has no intention of staying. As for Raven, her main reason in going to Duncan's ranch was coming one step closer to tenure at St. Johns' College in Santa Fe. She wants permanence in life. Her attraction to Duncan, a hard, but good man, is totally unexpected and unwanted.

Each has to learn to trust their heart and accept that there are honorable men and women in the world. It won't be easy, because both have been betrayed in the worst possible way. But as Duncan and Raven are thrown together more and more on the working ranch, they see the good in the other, and the faith that they had lost in the opposite sex begins to be rebuilt. But an unseen force is determined to keep them apart. Their fragile love will be tested to the limits.


Ella:  Introduce us to your message and the main characters.
Francis Ray: I hope you'll enjoy ONE NIGHT WITH YOU. Duncan and Raven, two people who didn't expect love. They would like for you to know that, like them, love sometimes happens when you lease expect it. Always keep your heart open.

Ella:  What issues in today's society have you addressed in the book?
Francis Ray: In Montana, as in many states, there are fewer and fewer ranches. The land is being sold off to developers, the young people leaving for the city. In ONE NIGHT WITH YOU, Duncan is exactly where he wants to be. He resists selling one inch to a developer. The land is his legacy that he intends to leave to his niece or nephew since he never plans to marry. He is aware that his life is hard, the land unforgiving, that predators roam the land, but he relishes and looks forward each day to living in a country blessed by God.


Ella: How difficult was it to complete the novel?
Francis Ray: The book was very difficult to write, but it was also a pleasure. I had to do extensive research on ranching in Montana, the livestock, the land and predators. There was even the birth of a colt. Perhaps the most challenging aspect of writing the book was the authenticating of the primitive drawings on Duncan's ranch. I have a notebook of symbols, what they mean, how they were drawn and by whom. The Ancient Ones followed the water and mountain rims for food and game. They left behind an indelible print of their lives centuries before.

Series: Grayson Friends Series
ISBN-13: 9780312365066
ISBN-10: 0312365063
Pick up a copy at Amazon
Pick up a copy at Barnes and Noble


Connect with Francis Ray Online

Website: http://www.francisray.com/  
Blogspot: http://www.francisrayblog.com/
Myspace: www.myspace.com/francisray
Fanclub: readersoffrancisray@yahoogroups.com


One Night with You by Francis Ray

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Loretta "Faith" Harris Book Tour

Join Loretta "Faith" Harris, M.Ed. on a virtual book tour…

EDC Creations announces the official virtual book tour of Loretta "Faith" Harris, M.Ed., the critically-acclaimed author of The Journey Less Traveled: Choose to Turn Your Tragedy into Triumph. From Monday, October 19-Sunday, October 26, follow Loretta on an interesting journey all over the Internet from the comfort of your home. This virtual book tour is brought to you by EDC Creations Media Group. To learn more about Loretta, visit her media center at:
http://www.blackpearlsmagazine.com/lorettaharris.htm


The Journey Less Traveled Book Introduction
(ISBN-10: 0978668154)

The Journey Less Traveled: Choose to Turn Your Tragedy into Triumph highlights Loretta's bout with death, grief, depression, anger and countless experiences, which she encountered after her tragic car accident on May 24, 2006. At some point in this life's journey, you will come face to face with tragedy. Enduring the hardship, while holding true to your faith and the promises of God are key components in your victory over any adverse situation. Readers of all ages, cultures, and experiences will relate to one woman's choice to triumph over her tragedy. This book has the potential to transform lives!


The Journey Less Traveled is an inspiring, uplifting account of an indomitable spirit, as well as a striking testament to the sheer power of human will. Readers will surely be enlightened by this compelling tale of someone who was thrust into the darkest recesses of earthly suffering and overcame it all with the force of a true spiritual soldier. The greatest lesson offered in the pages of this moving memoir is that no matter how difficult events in your life may seem, always know that someone else has not only suffered worse, but overcame it all - so nothing is stopping you from doing the same.


Meet Loretta author of, The Journey Less Traveled
Loretta “Faith” Harris is a prolific speaker, entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian. Loretta is the presiding President and Founder of C.H. Publishing. This exceptional educator possesses the ability to cultivate the gifts and talents within her young adult scholars. Loretta currently resides in Orlando, Florida where she is dedicated to the completion of her doctorate degree in education at Nova Southeastern University.

Website: http://www.chpublishing.org/
Email: LHarris@chpublishing.org 





Join the Tour at Your Network or Explore New Ones!


Day 1- EDC Creations Network
Black Pearls Magazine Blog
BAN Radio Community
Sweet Soul Sisters Bookclub at Facebook
Arlinda McGlothin Blog Spotlights
Create A Unique Xperience with Unika
Simply Said Reading Accessories
Unika Molden The Unique Reviewer
iZania Black Networking Community



Day 2- CafeMom and SLS Community
Sankofa Literary Review
EDC Creations Virtual Tours
Short Book Showcase
Black Book Reviews and Interviews
EDC Creations at CafeMom.com




Day 3- LinkedIn and BlackPlanet
EDC at Black Planet
Black Planet Book Club
African American Authors Pavilion
Black Authors Network at LinkedIn
African American Female Leaders
Christian Ministry & Church Leadership




Day 4- Shelfari Community
SLS Book Club at Shelfari
REAL DIVAS OF LITERATURE
SORMAG BOOKS at Shelfari
African American Books at Shelfari
Sistah Friend Book Club at Shelfari
B-more Readers with W.I.S.D.O.M at Shelfari




Day 5- Facebook Groups
BAN Radio Community at Facebook
Arlinda McGlothin at Facebook
Reading is Sexy
Passion for Books
Genre Book Club
Girls Gone God!
Faith Filled Stilettos




Day 6- Connect Community
Chocolate Pages at Connect Groups
Young, Black, and Gifted Journalists!
Mothers of Wisdom
Crucial Diva
We Are One
Black Authors Connect.com
Black Women Connect.com




Day 7- Vox Community
Sankofa Literary Society Bookclub
Verbal Penetrations
African American by Association
Monthly Book Club
Girl Talk
Mahogany Book Club




Day 8- Myspace and Ning Community
EDC Creations at MySpace
Black History 365 Social Network
SLS Bookclub Center
Black In America.com
Black Journeys.com
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The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers 5 stars
As I sat reading THE JOURNEY LESS TRAVELED, the true-life account of author, Loretta "Faith" Harris, I was moved to tears. The character and "faith" that is displayed in her story is truly amazing. She takes us on a rollercoaster journey that moves us from her near death experience, into her recovery and finally to her total victory! However, that's not all; she shares with us how to take our tragedies, turn them into triumphs and inspire others along the way.

I must also note that if her story alone wasn't more than noteworthy in itself, her continued dedication to her commitment as a teacher and educator were awe inspiring. Make sure to check out her seven steps to developing a conquerors mentality as well. All I can say is Bravo AND Praise God for this inspiring author AND educator! ---  Reviewed by Jacqueline Moore for the RAWSISTAZ Reviewers



OOSA Online Book Club Review 5 stars
In "The Journey Less Traveled: Choose to Turn Your Tragedy into Triumph" by Loretta L. Harris she poignantly details tragedy and triumph after being involved in a major car accident with two of her students. An emotional rollercoaster ride, readers plunge into depression and suffering and experience the highs of recovery and triumph.

"The Journey Less Traveled: Choose to Turn Your Tragedy into Triumph" is a powerful and excellent read. This book gave me a reality check. It made me look at all the things that are going on in my life and realize how grateful I should be. Had I experienced what Ms. Harris went through, I honestly don't think that I would have had the will power that she had. For those people that are not sure if there is a God or not, they need to read this book, because his power is felt in every page. I would recommend this book to anyone, especially someone going through a hard time in their life and they just don't see how they can make it. ---
Reviewed by Marcella for OOSA Online Book Club



Contact Loretta "Faith" Harris, M.Ed.
Children’s Heart Publishing, CCR certified
Author of, “The Journey Less Traveled: Choose to Turn Your Tragedy into Triumph”

Email: LHarris@chpublishing.org
Website: http://www.chpublishing.org/
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Living Life After Tragedy by Loretta Faith Harris

“Living Life After Tragedy”
by Loretta Faith Harris



So, how do you pick up the pieces after the winds and waves of life has apparently knocked you so far to the ground that it seems nearly impossible to recover? What I am about to say may sound like a cliché, but it’s not. You are out for the count and there is no HELP in sight!

Tell you what, TRUST GOD!

Ha, “Trust God” she says. “Where was God when I needed Him the most? How can I trust a God that would allow such devastation to occur in my life?” I know that some of you may be feeling like this and you DEMAND answers. Listen to me, because I was there. I struggled to understand the ways of God. I asked the resounding question, “Why do bad things happen to good people.” Honestly, after surveying God and throwing my fist up towards the Heavens, I finally asked myself, “What’s so good about me?” If this trial did not occur in my life, it definitely would have occurred in someone else’s life. What makes it wrong because it happened to me and not the next man?

It’s easy to stand on the sidelines gazing into the life of that person on the news, but what happens when it’s your turn to have the “spectators” and “naysayers” hover over you awaiting your next move. It is during these unexplainable moments my friend when you MUST trust God. He has already ordained your TRIUMPANT comeback! He is carrying you through the fight of your life!

You are listening to someone who the doctors gave up on and left to die. I am the one that they said, “She won’t make it.” Death came for my soul and I was no match, BUT GOD! He delivered me and much more than that, brought me back better than before! I am here to encourage and uplift those who feel like giving up. Please, DO NOT throw in the towel! God is not finished with you yet! Your moment of TRIUMPH is sooner than you think!

The writer of James says it best, “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So do not try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way” (James 1:2-4, MSG). So when you are involved in a head-on collision with misfortune, know that you are predestined to OVERCOME. It is a fixed fight!

Loretta "Faith" Harris, M.Ed.
Children’s Heart Publishing, CCR certified
Author of, “The Journey Less Traveled: Choose to Turn Your Tragedy into Triumph”

Email: LHarris@chpublishing.org
Website: http://www.chpublishing.org/
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All The Way by Kimberley White


Introducing Award Winning Author… Kimberley White

Award-winning author Kimberley White resides in metropolitan Detroit. She’s a nurse practitioner currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. She uses her twenty years of nursing experience to address topics such as domestic violence, hypertension and sexual harassment in an entertaining and informative manner. Ms. White speaks at writing conferences and has taught writing courses at several Michigan colleges.

Kimberley White resides in metropolitan Detroit where she is a nurse practitioner during the day and a writer of steamy romances at night. Visit her website at http://www.kwhitewrite.com/   Email: kwhite_writer@hotmail.com



Ms. White’s novels and awards include:
:: Sweet Tomorrows (Genesis Press, April 2001)
:: Dream Jobs To Go: Romance Writing (Intellectua ebooks, June 2001)
:: Lujon 1 (Best Black Women’s Erotica, Volume II. Cleis, February 2003)
:: Acquisitions (Genesis Press, May 2003)
:: Only In My Dreams (BET/Arabesque, May 2003)—Nominee, Best Romance of the Year
:: Tango (BET/Arabesque, November 2003)
:: Hard to Love (June 2004)
:: Forever After (BET/Arabesque, July 2004)—Winner, Steamiest Romance Book
:: Conquering Dr. Wexler’s Heart (Genesis Press, NOV 2004)
:: To Love A Ballantyne (BET/Arabesque, 2005)
:: Sweet Repercussions (BET/Arabesque, 2005)
:: You Never Know (BET/Kimani Press, 2006)
:: Ballantyne’s Destiny (BET/Kimani Press, 2006)
:: All the Way (Dafina, 2008)
:: I Need More (Dafina, 2009)


Community Discussion Questions
Please read Kimberley White's book excerpts and answer the following questions in this forum. Two commentors will be randomly selected to obtain a review copy of Kimberley White latest book. Leave your email addresses with comments here  to enter drawing. All winners will be announced on the Black Pearls Magazine at Facebook on November 27, 2009, during Black Books Weekends with Ella.

1. Why are we willing to sacrifice what’s truly important in life—love, family, health & safety—for fame and money?

2. Role reversal: are men now marrying for money?

3. Are African-American men really portrayed badly in the literature?

4. Are female characters relatable? (Physically? Use of foul language and slang?)

5. Why would an author lose their voice in their own books?



Introduction to I Need More by Kimberley White
Preview Chapters from the book here.

She Has Everything She Wants. . .
Dr. Erika Johnson's life couldn't get any better. Her practice is flourishing and her hunk of a husband Brock can't keep his hands off her--until the day he suddenly leaves her without a word of explanation. Stunned, Erika has no choice but to cobble together a new life on her own. When she serves Brock with divorce papers, Erika is certain he'll sign them so they can both move on. But that's when the surprises really begin. . .

Except The Man She Loves...

Brock is sure he did the right thing. All he ever wanted was to bring joy into Erika's life, not pain and sorrow. But when rumors reach him that Erika is seeing another man, he's torn between what he thinks is right and what he feels is right. Despite everything, there's no denying the fierce attraction she and Brock have always shared is burning hotter than ever. And when Erika finally learns Brock's secret, they must decide if they will face the uncertain future together-or apart. . .   ISBN-13: 9780758222107; ISBN 10: 0758222106   Buy the book, I Need More by Kimberley White, today!



Introduction to All The Way by Kimberley White
Read preview chapters here.
Romantic Suspense

As manager of the hot nightclub Skye, Payton Vaughn thinks she’s seen it all…until the night she witnesses a cold blooded murder. The police can’t protect her from a psychopathetic killer with sexually sadistic fantasies of how to keep her quiet, so she runs…All the Way…Into the arms of Adriano Norwood, a man who’s happy to see the story of his career wrapped in the perfectly angelic body of a woman he’ll soon want to protect with his own life. He’d sacrifice his happiness and let her go before he’ll put her in danger again…Unless they find a way to have it all.  ISBN-10: 0758222106; ISBN-13: 978-0758222107   Buy the book, All The Way by Kimberley White, today!

ALL THE WAY Book Reviews
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Breast Cancer and Diet: The Facts and the Myths

Breast Cancer and Diet: The Facts and the Mythssisterscorner

by Valerie Kendall

Cancer and diet have long been linked, both in myth and in fact. Some studies influence people to believe that changing their diet will change their chances of getting cancer. Other studies claim that an alteration in ones diet will lead to the elimination of cancer altogether. But, overall meta-research shows that cancer and diet may be linked, but that does not mean that one is caused by the other.

Let's be honest here - there is no diet that can cure cancer. Anyone who tells you so is foolish. It would be a wonderful world indeed if the addition of one simple food item would make the world cancer-free, but that isn't the case. There are also no foods that will prevent cancer - in other words, by adding  to your diet, you will never get cancer. That simply is not true.

The good news is that there are some dietary additions that can reduce the risk of cancer, the chance of a cancer coming back, and the type or level of cancer you do get. A diet that is rich in particular food items can make you healthier.

Numerous studies regarding cancer and diet have been undertaken over the past few decades. Cornell University found that there was a correlation between the rates of death and survival length (of almost a decade) in patients who had made changes to their diet.

Another study followed several thousand breast cancer victims over a period of more than a decade. More than half the patients had cancer that had metastasized (spread to other parts of their body). In these cases, only one in five survived more than five years. For patients without metastasized cancer, more than eight in ten survived long-term.

In this study, the patient groups were differentiated by the types of food they ate. One group ate foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, and the other group did not do this. The omega-3 group experienced a lower rate of death. This, of course, does not mean that fish prevents cancer, but it does point to some sort of correlation between something found in fish and poultry and the likelihood of surviving cancer.
Another survey of 2400 people was conducted by the National Cancer Institute. 33% of these were women with breast cancer and who consumed a diet that was low in fat. Over a period of five years, their rate of cancer recurring dropped by almost a half.

These studies are useful, however they are not conclusive. They often show that there is a link between diet and cancer, but there is no proof of one being caused by the other. Some people believe that this data is pure rubbish, others believe it points to science that we just don't know about yet. One thing is clear, though, almost everyone believes that an overall healthier diet and lifestyle changes will lead to a lower risk of cancer-related death.

Some research has been undertaken that includes the addition of vegetables and fruits, and their link to cancer. It seems that again there is a link between this type of diet and a cancer-free life, but the reason is unclear. Fruits and vegetables contain a lot of antioxidants which are known to attack the free radicals that go through all of our blood streams. These free radicals are potentially cancer-causing, and the addition of antioxidants somehow neutralizes them. But if that is the reason why a diet of healthful fruit and vegetables is somehow linked to a lack of cancer, is unknown.

Fat is also considered, by many, a contributor to cancer-related deaths. Some people insist that by reducing the fat which is stored in estrogen, cancer chances will be reduced. This insistence can not be true because fat is not a direct link to cancer. If it were, anyone who was obese would also be ridden for cancer. Alternatively, anyone who ate a diet high in fat would be cancer-ridden as well.

There is plenty of evidence that shows that if you are looking to live a life that is free of cancer, you should eat a diet that is healthy. There is no doubt about that. Some of the most important ways to change your life for the better is to pay attention to your diet and lifestyle and improve your health overall. Almost one in ten women will get breast cancer in their lives and by improving women's lifestyles, hopefully that number will be reduced.

About the Author
The author is the owner of a website about Breast Cancer. This article on Breast Cancer and Diet: The Facts and the Myths  and more can be found at the website. Article Source: Content for Reprint

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Black Books Weekend Full Details

Black Books Weekend
Totally Online, November 27-30, 2009
Connect. Communicate. Community

Black Books Weekend Invite


Black Books Weekend will open Black Friday, November 27, 2009 with live readings from 50 of the most talented writers on the shelves. Black Books Weekend, hosted by Ella Curry of EDC Creations features 4 nights of readings and discussions with noted authors, bookclubs and poets. Our mission is to get folks to buy great books for gifts this holiday season, from our featured publishers and imprints.

November 27-30, 2009 this totally online festival will present a full authors showcase with live readings, a bookclub panel discussion, and poetry showcase, as we party in the spirit of Sankofa, celebrating our heritage, culture and talents! Join us from the comfort of your home, bring in your friends, make an event of it and chat with today's hottest authors! All the fun is at Black Authors Network Radio (BAN)
www.blogtalkradio.com/Black-Author-Network  


For more information, email Ella Curry at: edc_dg@yahoo.com   Bookclubs, we have over 200 books that will be given away as REVIEW copies during the showcase. The Black Pearls Grand Prize gift bag, for the weekend, includes 15 of our finest Black Pearls books,  a handmade doll from Sister Inc., book thongs, bookmarks, CDs by poet Marc Lacy, EDC Creations 2010 book calendar, EDC Creations totebag and Godiva Chocolates! Value of gift bag $450.00.

Contributors: Francis Ray, Pat G'Orge Walker, Lynne Forde, Pamela Samuels Young,  Electa Rome Parks, Sherryle K. Jackson, Xpress Yourself Publishing, Life Changing Books, Triple Crown Publications, Kimani Romance, Genesis Press (Romance titles) Hachette Book Group USA, 6 Indie Publishers, Simply Said Reading Accessories and Audrey Bell-Kearney owner of Sister Inc. Dolls.

Dynamic personal interaction between readers and authors will be the hightlight of the 4 evenings. Don’t miss the latest literary buzz! Read our blog here for the list of books in the goody-room and the schedule of events. Callers are welcome to join us on the phones each night at: 646.200.0402. Please repost and blog about this awesome event. Book lovers this is a readers paradise! You will hear several excerpts from books that are NOT on the shelves yet. There will be opportunities for registered BlogTalk Radio users to win books, prizes and the huge Black Pearls Grand Prize gift bag!

Friday, November 27, 2009 ----------------Freaky Friday; Erotica and Urban Lit
Friday, November 27, 2009 ----------------Freaky Friday; Gay Lit and Erotic Poetry
Saturday, November 28, 2009 ------------- Saturday; Romance and Thrillers
Sunday, November 29, 2009 -------------- Spirit-filled Sunday; Christian Fiction; Faith-base
Monday, November 30, 2009 ------------- Motivational Monday; Non-fiction; Children/Teen
Monday, November 30, 2009 ------------- Relationships; Finance; Self-help; Memoirs



Black Authors Network Radio Show
Callers Welcomed: (646) 200-0402
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Carbon Copy by Azarel

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Carbon Copy by Azarel
Have you ever craved someone so bad…that you’d be willing to do anything?
Meet Dominique Lewis, a foul, hard-boiled, go-getter who spends most of her days yearning to be just like her sister, and plotting on taking her man. For her, it’s all about money, sex, and power. Although she possesses the perfect physique and sexy features, her life-long dream is to become wealthy and a house-hold name. By any means necessary, she vows to get what she wants.

As Dominique’s mission unfolds, she manages to get connected to Yuri, a violent replacement for the man she really sought. After realizing she’s partnered with a beast, her world turns upside down. And soon, after the tragic murder of her sister, all hell breaks loose when Dominique’s cover is blown.

Armed with revenge on the brain, and a status goal in mind, Dominique soon appoints herself as Rapheal’s woman, the most sought after millionaire in Atlanta. Raphael’s lavish status in town would put her on a new level, right where she always dreamed…the only problem …he never said he wanted her. In an effort to hold on to Rapheal, and all the elaborate material possessions, Dominique sets out on a deadly mission to remove anything that stands in her way.

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In the Land of Cotton Book Tour

In The Land of Cotton by Martha A. Taylor
Have you ever wondered what were the children doing during the Civil Rights movement in the 50s and 60s? What were the people who weren't actively protesting or participating in racism doing? Author Martha A. Taylor recently published a book that answers these questions!

Martha tells her childhood story, in her book In The Land of Cotton, as a young white girl who has a memorable relationship with a spirit filled black family. Martha meets a very poor family, the Boyds, and her life changes as she falls in love with one of the young members of the Boyd family, Silas. The Boyd family is trapped in time; Martha comes from a middle-class white family who is not actively taking part in harassing black people. The story is spectacular and filled with historical revelations. For more details, read the material below to fully grasp the importance and relevance of this book, at this time. If you liked the movie and book, The Secret Life of Bees, you will truly love this new book!

Author Martha A. Taylor has published her first book! Let's give her a hand for stepping up to the plate and telling her story. She's one brave woman to have done all the things she reveals in her new book!

Intro:  In the Land of Cotton by Martha A. Taylor

SLAVERY IS MORE THAN CHAINS AND SHACKLES
SLAVERY IS A STATE OF MIND

Immerse yourself in this highly anticipated political docu-drama set in the Deep South amidst the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement.
Martha was a young white girl living in the Deep South, inundated with the racist sentiments of the times. But Martha's natural curiosity and generous heart led her to question this racial divide. When she discovered a poor Negro family, the Boyds, living deep in the woods near her house, everyone's life changed forever. She meets Silas, a little black boy and falls in love. The Boyd family "adopts" her as one of their own and the saga begins....

Take the journey of a lifetime alongside Martha as she forges relationships that lead to self discovery and a clearer understanding of the world around her. In the Land of Cotton provides an outstanding snapshot of life in the South during those troubled times - a snapshot everyone should take a close look at, regardless of era or color. The year was 1956.  (Book info: ISBN-10: 1432734717; ISBN-13: 978-1432734718)

Interview: In the Land of Cotton by Martha A. Taylor
http://edcmagazine.blogspot.com/2009/04/intimate-conversation-with-author.html

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Join the In the Land of Cotton Book Tour

WEEK 1

Martha A. Taylor's Media Center

EDC Creations Media Group front page slideshow

EDC Virtual Tours Main Site

EDC Virtual Tours at MSN

Black Authors Network Radio


EDC Creations at MySpace

Black Pearls Magazine Home Page

Authors on Tour in Reading Room

African Americans on the Move Bookclubs

Guest Blogger with ASA - Authors Supporting Authors

Guest Blogger with Author Arlinda McGlothin

Barnes & Noble Book Clubs

Guest Blogger with Ty Moody Network

http://aakulturezone.com/
http://writtenvoicesblog.com/
http://writtenvoicespodcast.com/

AAMBC Showcase Radio Show
Host: Tamika Newhouse
Radio Show Website: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/AAMBC

Urban Literary Review Radio Show
Host: Martin Pratt
Website: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/urbanliteraryreview

Rachel Berry AKA Lady Serenity
Host: Rachel Berry
Website: http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/Lady-Serenity

Black Authors Network Talk Show
Host: Ella Curry
Website: www.blogtalkradio.com/Black-Author-Network




WEEK 2

iZania Black Networking Community

Black Authors Network Blog

Authors on Tour in Reading Room


Sankofa Literary Review

Short Books Showcase


EDC Book Tours

Black History 365 Authors

SLS Bookclub Center

EDC Creations Twitter

SLS Paradigm Shift

EDC Creations at Library Thing


African/African American Literature

Romance - from historical to contemporary


Books By Us



WEEK 3


Black Authors Network at LinkedIn

Cover to Cover at LinkedIn

Authors of Fiction at LinkedIn

Goodreads at LinkedIn

Oprah's Book Club

ESSENCE Community


The Tyra Banks Show


Lipstick Alley


Sankofa Literary Society Bookclub at Vox

The Inklings at Vox

The Beautiful People at Vox

Verbal Penetrations at Vox

African American by Association


Monthly Book Club at Vox

Girl Talk at Vox

Mahogany Book Club at Vox


Moms Who Shop at Vox



WEEK 4
EDC at Black Planet

Black Planet AA Authors

Black Planet Book Club

I LOVE BOOKS - Book Club


BOOK LOVERS at Black Planet


BOOKS LOVER2 at Black Planet


BlackPlanet Book of the Month

Black Authors Network LinkedIn

Reader's Entertainment LinkedIn


EDC Creations at CafeMom.com

Mature African American Moms


African American Books Swapping


Authors' Den


African American Mommies



WEEK 5

Book Chat at Shelfari

SLS Book Club at Shelfari

African American Books

SistahFriend Book Club


Readers Of African-American Authors

African American Literature at Shelfari

B-more Readers with W.I.S.D.O.M

Books that work well for Reading Groups/Book Clubs

DIVAS OF LITERATURE

SORMAG BOOKS

Coast 2 Coast Readers

United Black Writers



WEEK 6

African American Literature at Yahoo

African American Literature Club

Black Book Lovers - A Club for Connoisseurs of Black Literature

The Black Bookshelf Book Club

African American Book Club & More

Ebony Authors & Readers

My Sistah's Keeper

PASSION 4READING


African-American Literary Network

Speak Sister at MySpace

Book Lovers Bookclub MySpace

Black Romance/Urban Bookclub

African American Intellectuals

African American Fiction at Myspace

Myspace Book Club

The People's Lounge



WEEK 7

TCP Color Page

Book Marketing Network

Black Authors On Fire

Nia Promotions Community

EDC Black Authors Network at FB

African Americans on the Move Book Club

The Writers & Readers Lounge

Reading is Sexy

Passion for Books at FB

Genre Book Club at FB

Girls Gone God!

Urban Reviews Facebook Group

UrbanWritten Coalition at FB

African American Authors

FB Bookclub


African American Relationships at FB

Black Author Showcase at FB

African American Authors (Book Club)

Young, Black, and Gifted Journalists!

Mothers of Wisdom



WEEK 8

MyBrothersKeeper.com

Crucial Diva

We Are One

Each-One-Teach-One

AfricanAmericans.NET


Chocolate Pages Network


Black Internet Marketers


Black In America.com

Black History.com

Black Authors Connect 


Black Authors Network Connect.com

BlackWomenConnect.com


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Praise for In the Land of Cotton by Martha A. Taylor

Racism from the perspective of an innocent white girl who learns firsthand how absurd it is.
Book Review by cashbacher@yahoo.com (TOP 50 REVIEWER, Amazon)

The innocence of youth is a beautiful thing, it is refreshing to witness and gives the world so much, except when it is a young white girl being exposed to a poor black family in the southern United States in the 1950's. In that context, it could have meant the death of some of the participants.

Martha was a young white girl who bonded with her black maid when her parents were generally absent. Her natural curiosity and openness led her to an enclave of an extended black family living in primitive conditions. Martha was quickly "adopted" by the family, as they allowed her to be a part of their activities and she responded in kind. Martha's parents were racist and she maintained her relationship with the black group in secret for many years and even over great distances.

Martha also fell in love with Silas, first a playmate from the black family, then a companion and eventually a fiance. Silas was extremely intelligent and handsome and when he was old enough, he went off to school in Chicago and then joined the military, becoming a helicopter pilot flying rescue missions in Vietnam. Silas is seriously injured and Martha rushes to his bedside to take care of him.

One simple, yet significant scene is when a white soldier in the hospital wing with Silas objects to the black-white relationship. Another white soldier immediately responds, telling the white soldier, "That man saved my life, he can have whatever girlfriend he wants." The history of the civil rights movement, from the Rosa Parks refusal through the assassination of Martin Luther King is chronicled and placed in context.

Therefore, the story has two significant and complex tracks. The story of two people who grow to love each other within the bounds of a truly extended "family" and the broader context of the segregation of the south and how it was finally and thankfully forever broken. Given that the names of the title character and the author are identical, it seems clear that the book is an autobiography, which increases the power of the depiction of the events.

ISBN: 1432734717
ISBN-13: 9781432734718
Format: Paperback, 270pp
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