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2014 Atlanta Chocolate Social

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2014 Atlanta Chocolate Social

Shula's 347 Grill
August 7 and 8, 2014  Hosted by EDC Creations

Living & Loving Legends!
Bookclubs and Authors, it's your time to shine! 
Join us for two nights of fabulous fun created in honor of you. We will host the awards ceremony for the 2014 Black Pearls Literary Excellence Award Winners!  Join the party by  mingling with celebrated authors, publishers, literary icons and  40+bookclub presidents. Enjoy a elegant plated meal, laughter with publishing industry professionals, door prizes and more. 
Come out to network with an open mind and a spirit of fellowship. 
The atmosphere will be full of energy as the featured authors provide live, dramatic readings and entertainment!  Each guest will have a chance to mingle with the authors and to receive a gift bag filled with awesome books. Authors this is your chance to meet  the presidents up close.

Authors should attend the event as a way to meet the readers up close and to network. Even if the y…

Excerpt: Anybody’s Daughter by Pamela Samuels Young

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Anybody’s Daughter
by Pamela Samuels Young


When 13-year-old Brianna is forced into the horrifying world of human sex trafficking, her Uncle Dre, a former drug dealer, scours the dark corners of L.A. determined to find her. He ultimately comes up with a daring plan, one that puts many lives in danger. But will he find Brianna before it's too late?


Anybody's Daughter (Angela Evans Series No. 2)by Pamela Samuels Young Purchase  Link: http://amzn.com/B00GC7UI8E

PROLOGUE

Brianna sat cross-legged in the middle of her bed, her thumbs rhythmically tapping the screen of her iPhone. She paused, then hit the Send button, firing off the text message ready?  Her soft hazel eyes lasered into the screen, anticipating—no craving—an instantaneous response. Jaden had told her to text him when she was about to leave the house. So why didn’t he respond?  She hopped off the bed and cracked open the door. A gentle tinkle—probably a spoon clanking against the side of a stainless stee…

Excerpt: Are Your Daughters Safe? Anybody’s Daughter

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Anybody’s Daughter
by Pamela Samuels Young


When 13-year-old Brianna is forced into the horrifying world of human sex trafficking, her Uncle Dre, a former drug dealer, scours the dark corners of L.A. determined to find her. He ultimately comes up with a daring plan, one that puts many lives in danger. But will he find Brianna before it's too late?

The Readers Love  Anybody’s Daughter
#2    Literature & Fiction > African American > Women's Fiction
#17  Literature & Fiction > United States > African American
 #26  Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Legal
Anybody's Daughter (Angela Evans Series No. 2)by Pamela Samuels Young Purchase  Link: http://amzn.com/B00GC7UI8E




CHAPTER 12
Day One: 11:15 p.m.
Loretha Johnson watched the young girl wobble along Long Beach Boulevard dressed in a halter top, cut-off jeans, black stilettos and sparkly red lipstick. She couldn't have weighed more than one hundred pounds. The awkward manner in which sh…

Excerpts: Pink & Patent Leather by Candy Jackson

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Pink & Patent Leather
by Candy Jackson


Sasha "Pink" Jansen has heard the voice of God. He spoke loud and clear at her purity ceremony, when she was just sixteen years old and Pastor Malik Stroman placed that ring on her finger. And He was just as clear when He told her that purity ring would someday be replaced with a wedding ring from the same man . . . all Pink had to do was save herself.

Dreams of a life with Pastor Malik were enough to keep the privileged princess committed to her vow, dodging all kinds of temptation, resisting every romance, and the whole time, keeping her eyes on the prize –the day she would become first lady. There’s just one problem - Pastor Malik already has a wife. But Pink is accustomed to getting what she wants - by any means necessary. With her grace and virtue on the line - and what she thinks is God’s word in her head - Pink is on a mission no one understands.

She's determined to show Pastor Malik that they belong together…

Excerpt: The Prodigal Son by Kimberla Lawson Roby

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The Prodigal Son
by Kimberla Lawson Roby


The Reverend Curtis Black
hasn't spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year-not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son. Curtis knows that it was he and his wife, Charlotte, who drove Matthew away, but he prays that one day his son will forgive them and come home.

Matthew, however, can't seem to forget the pain his parents caused him and Racquel. Still, he wonders if maybe they'd been right, as fatherhood is not what he expected, and Racquel's behavior has become increasingly erratic. Matthew genuinely wants to be a good husband, though, and swears he'll never repeat his parents' mistakes. But when an old friend expresses her desire for Matthew, the temptation may be too great to resist...

Then, there's Dillon Whitfield, Curtis's long-lost-son, who has settled in as a member of the Black family. Yet the transition has been anyt…

Excerpt: Open Door Marriage by Naleighna Kai

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Open Door Marriage
by Naleighna Kai



“Open Door Marriage is a page-turner from start to finish, uniquely written to explore the emotions of three people who have bonds that seem unbreakable. That is, until they are tested in a relationship that causes their families, religious leaders, and the public to be up in arms. Naleighna Kai has written a provocative novel that is about a relationship that is as complicated as it can get.” –Valarie Prince, author of The Lair of the Python


A chance encounter lands NBA star Dallas Avery back in the arms of the woman of his dreams. A woman he hasn’t seen in years. A woman he soon discovers just so happens to be his fiancée’s aunt! But Dallas’ fiancee, Tori, isn’t ready to give up all that she’s worked for, so she makes him a shocking offer – go through with the wedding and she’ll still allow him to be with the one woman he now can’t seem to do without. Dallas will get a family, something her much older aunt, Alicia can’t give him. Tor…

Excerpt: If You Don't Know Me by Mary B. Morrison

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If You Don't Know Me
by Mary B. Morrison


If you can’t get enough of all things reality television get ready for the drama like only New York Times bestselling author MARY B. MORRISON can bring it!  New York Times and #1 Essence best selling author Mary B. Morrison knows how to write stories that will have readers on the edge of their seats. 


Her critically acclaimed debut series Soul Mates Dissipate explored the topic that puzzles most of us: how to find— and keep — your soul mate. The series did so well that Morrison received a multi-film development deal. Publishers Weekly noted Morrison’s sensual novels “pack in dozens of juicy episodes” in her “high drama page turners” and described her as “prolific.”

Her new series which introduced readers to sexy vixen Madison Taylor and a whole cast of juicy new characters has continued to keep readers panting with Elev8.com noting “Mary is at the top of the African-American fiction genre” and Library Journal praising the second i…

Excerpt: The Real Thing by Brenda Jackson

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The Real Thing
by Brenda Jackson

What happens when a pretend boyfriend wants more than make-believe? Find out in this Westmoreland novel from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson!

No red-blooded man turns down the chance to escort gorgeous Trinity Matthews—and Adrian Westmoreland is definitely red-blooded. For her, he'll pretend to be her man. But keeping his hands to himself? That is impossible. A Westmoreland always keeps his word, but how long before Adrian turns this fake affair into something real?


Excerpt from The Real Thing by Brenda Jackson 



"I understand you're in a jam and might need my help."

In a jam was putting it mildly, Trinity Matthews thought, looking across the table at Adrian Westmoreland.

If only what he'd said wasn't true. And.. if only Adrian wasn't so good-looking. Then thinking about what she needed him to do wouldn't be so hard.

When she and Adrian had first met, last year at his cousin Riley's weddi…