Showing posts from March, 2013

No Ordinary Love by Mz. Robinson

No Ordinary Love by Mz. Robinson
The Love, Lies & Lust Series Continues . . .

In the 5th installment of  The Love, Lies & Lust Series, Octavia and Damon are back and more in love than ever. Together they've seen their share of death and destruction. Now, with the conviction of Octavia s abductor, their lives can finally return to normal. However, there is nothing normal about being a Whitmore and trouble always seems to surface when it's least expected. When the unthinkable happens, Octavia is faced with her most devastating tragedy yet and slips into a pit of depression where her mind seems to be her number one enemy and maintaining her sanity is slowly becoming a losing battle.

There is nothing Damon won't do for Octavia but there are some things even his love and money can t repair. The more he attempts to console her, the further she pushes him away. What is a man to do when giving his all is just not enough? As the drama unfolds, Octavia and Damon ar…

Mama Ruby by Mary Monroe Prequel to the Upper Room

Mama Ruby by Mary Monroe
Prequel to the Upper Room

If you are a fan of Toni Morrison and Zora Neale Hurston, you will love Mama Ruby and the writings of Mary Monroe!

New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe presents an unforgettable tale featuring Mama Ruby, the indomitable heroine of her acclaimed novel The Upper Room. Now readers will get a peek into Ruby’s early years, as she transforms from a spoiled small-town girl into one of the South’s most notorious and volatile women…

Growing up in Shreveport, Louisiana, Ruby Jean Upshaw is the kind of girl who knows what she wants and knows how to get it. By the time she’s fifteen, Ruby has developed a taste for fast men and cheap liquor, and not even her preacher daddy can set her straight. Most everyone in the neighborhood knows you don’t cross Ruby. Only Othella Mae Cartier, daughter of the town tramp, understands what makes Ruby tick.

When Ruby discovers she’s in the family way, she’s scared for the first time in her life…

A Woman Scorned 3: Deja Vu by Ericka Monique Williams

A Woman Scorned 3: Deja Vu
by Ericka Monique Williams 

In A Woman Scorned 3-Déjà vu, Brielle is still tormented by her past and still dealing with an uncontrollable rage within her. Her issues are threatening to destroy her marriage to Shawn. Brielle must keep Shawn from finding out that she is the one who almost killed him. She desperately needs to keep her husband, finally bring a pregnancy to full term, and have the family that she always dreamed of.

Those in charge of Shawn’s care are leery of Brielle and are trying to convince Shawn to leave her. Brielle has no one to support her and be on her side. Everyone continues to scrutinize her because of Dante’s death and everyone feels that she is due to get back, what she has dished out. Brielle is trying to put the past behind her and is preparing to move forward. She is comforted by the fact that Janay is in prison, but taunted by the nude pictures that Janay sent of herself in Shawn's room.

To help her heal, ment…

Picking Up His Pieces by Nikole Morgan

Picking Up His Pieces by Nikole Morgan

In suburban Richmond, Virginia, three generations of up-and-coming African American families strive to overcome inherited weaknesses while establishing a legacy on which to build their faith and futures.

Pastor Ivan (Ivy) James, whose father’s life was destroyed by sexual deviance, must come to terms with his own imbalanced view of marital romance with beloved wife Yolanda. Learning to express emotional as well as physical intimacy, Ivy simultaneously struggles to father the six children borne by various women during his wild youth. A unique challenge is Ivy’s troubled twelve-year-old son Dominic who comes to live with Ivy and Yolanda when his crack-addicted mother cannot provide for him. Ivy's sex addiction faces the ultimate test in Satan’s efforts to destroy his ministry.

Malcolm Stewart is distrait when lovely wife Telese begins divorce proceedings following yet another bout with his violent temper. Making the decision to chan…

Where Did We Go Wrong Again? by Monica Mathis-Stowe

Intimate Conversation with Monica Mathis-Stowe

Monica Mathis-Stowe is a native of Washington, D.C. and lives in Maryland. She decided to become a writer because she wanted to entertain people with her stories. Monica’s novels portray the drama in relationships among families, lovers, friends, and colleagues. She likes to take her readers on a roller-coaster ride of emotions that will make them laugh, cry, gasp, think, and question people and their actions. Her series, Where Did We Go Wrong? is now available where ever books are sold.

Where Did We Go Wrong?  by Monica Mathis-Stowe
True friends help you through the consequences of poor judgment when no one else will.

In this newly released romantic suspense novel, best friends Gabby, Maxine and Joy protect each other at all costs, even if it means keeping secrets that turn their lives upside down.

Gabby has no boundaries when it comes to getting what she wants. She pulls out every trick in the book to keep her daughter's married fath…

Friends & Foes: Sinners & Saints Sequel

Friends & Foes - Sinners & Saints Sequel by Victoria Christopher Murray  and  ReShonda Tate Billingsley 
Now that Rachel Jackson Adams’ husband has won the coveted position of president of the American Baptist Coalition, Jasmine Larson Bush has concocted a scheme to one-up her rival—by promoting her new community center on the nation’s #1 television talk show!

The power play won’t stop Rachel, who jets from Houston to Chicago to sabotage Jasmine’s TV appearance. But Chicago is the last place Rachel should be when one of the Coalition’s heaviest hitters turns up dead— and Rachel looks guilty as sin. Will her nemesis leave her stranded and let her take the rap? Or will Jasmine help Rachel hunt down a killer?  Could danger this deep turn the enemies into BFFs? After all, miracles do happen. . . .

Friends & Foes  Book Review
“Frenetic and deliciously slapstick sequel to Sinners & Saints…These frenemies [Rachel Jackson Adams and Jasmine Larson Bush] are drama queens at the…

LIBERIA: An African-American Colony in Africa by Keleti Sanon

LIBERIA: An African-American
Colony in Africa by Keleti Sanon
Keleti Sanon arrived from Africa with no common language, no family and nowhere to go. Twenty years later, he is a college graduate two times over, a professional aircraft mechanic and a man with a passion for bringing Africans and African-Americans closer together.
In his years driving a cab on the streets of New York City and traveling the country with United Airlines, Sanon realized that much more than a hyphen separated Africans from their black cousins. Myths, media and misunderstanding on both sides kept those of African descent in America from celebrating their culture.
After being asked by a non-black person how he felt about American blacks being called African-American when they "know nothing about Africa", Sanon was determined to share the gift of Africa with his cousins so that no one would ever have to ask him such a thing again.
Keleti Sanon is President of Mandingo Publishing, and autho…

When Memories Fade by Tyora Moody

When Memories Fade by Tyora Moody

Angel Roberts has embraced her new faith, but past memories remain fresh. When her beloved grandmother suffers a stroke, Angel sets out to investigate a mystery that has created family tensions and lingered since she was five years old. What happened to her mother?

She teams up with investigative reporter, Wes Cade, a man obsessed with his Alzheimer stricken grandfather’s remaining memories. As Angel lets her guard down with Wes, his determination to get the story could push her to the edge. Is his interest in her or the story?

Angel must conquer her fears to find the truth. Unknown to her someone close is working feverishly to stop Angel from unlocking the truth of what really happened to her mother. Who will win?
Purchase When Memories Fade by Tyora Moody 
Romantic Suspense; Released April 2013
ISBN-10:  160162753X    |   ISBN-13:  978-1601627537


LETTING GO, LETTING GOD by Patricia Raybon

by Author Patricia Raybon

"For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:30 (KJV)
The message found below comes fromAuthor Patricia Raybon, the award-winning author of books on faith that moves mountains. 
Read the original here.

In this season of Lent, when we're invited to put down whatever is weighing us down, turning our hearts instead to repentance with deliverance--one wise step will start the process. Look to Jesus. I'm doing that today, after a writing-filled month, filling this newsletter, not with news about me--but with a prayer for us all. 

May it be a reminder of the privilege we enjoy. To seek Him. To pray first. To leave it be. Then let it go. Then watch Him work. "For my yoke is easy,"Jesus says, "and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:30)

A Prayer for Lent Your grace, O God, leads us from ourselves
And our dependence upon ourselves
And our preoccupation with ourselves
And our sorrow about ourselves