Saturday, December 18, 2010

Whisper's From St Mary's Well

"Whispers from St. Mary's Well" is a fictional family saga steeped in mystery and mysticism. It chronicles the life of Caroline Rose Newlyn, who was born in St. Mary's County, Maryland, in 1851-beneath the veil, predicting episodes of clairvoyance. She witnesses her family's painful losses, her mother's descent into deep depression, and a brutal murder that incites decades of racial violence. Virtually orphaned at a young age, she must find a way to raise herself with help from spiritual allies, a supportive community, and her role model, Cappy the Madcap, a character from her favorite book. The books that young Caroline read as a child inspired her, just as this book has inspired many readers. Please join them on a journey into the nineteenth century and into the world beyond. The book is narrated by Caroline's great-granddaughter, Carrie Rose Stillwell. While researching her genealogy she slips into a hypnotic trance and witnesses Caroline's traumatic childhood, discovering truths about her own life by diving into the wellspring of her heritage. She shares this story with you and encourages you to examine your own life through the eyes of your ancestors. You will be amazed by what you'll discover. This novel includes a Reading Group Discussion Guide, and the author, Carol Kenny, a long-time supporter of book clubs, invites your reading group to join her in the discussion of this book. You may visit her at

caught Up By Jacob Burrage

Jeremiah Blackwood is a young, dark and very eligible bachelor who is trying to defy the odds of the stereotypical black man in the dirty south and overcome the small town mentality that constantly threatens his success. Through hard work and determination, he honed his craft as a writer and began making his mark in the community when he met a caramel complexioned girl who could make Buffy the Body look like Miss Celie in The Color Purple. She seemed so innocent the first time they met. Her beautiful brown eyes beckoned him into her lonely soul. Her smile was enticing, yet friendly. He knew she was the woman of his dreams. Much to his surprise, he found that not only was she far from perfect, but soon realized that she was involved in some things bigger than he could wrap his small mind around. Find out what happens when a man gets caught up in a tangled web of lust, lies, and unadulterated drama

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Eleven Months of Hell By China Ball

China Ball’s first dramatic novel is a real page turner. This novel’s about a woman who took drastic measures to take control of her life to the point of putting a knife to her husband’s throat during a heated argument.

The story began where Mercedes joins the Navy to see the world and meets a charming but dysfunctional Air Force Sergeant, falls in love and married him. She continues her military service when the most unexpected events happen to her. These events take Mercedes though trial after tribulation and make her more determined than ever to change her life for the better.

Through Mercedes journey she has several true and loyal friends with very colorful personalities and characteristics that make for very interesting reading. This book deals with many of the social issues of today, such as no good cheating men and sexy women that gotta have it to drug & alcohol addiction and the alternate life styles many of her friends have.

The last eleven months of this journey are the most challenging of all but Mercedes is determined not to let anyone or anything get in the way of achieving her ultimate goals in life.

Why don’t you take a ride on this amazing journey and see why Eleven Months of Hell was invited as a nominee for the NAACP image awards as best fiction novel of the year.

Two Tears in a Bucket By Traci Bee

Betrayed by her cold, callous mother and abused by her alcoholic stepfather, eighteen-year-old Simone Woodard is kicked out of the house like a bag of trash and left to survive on her own. While struggling to create a life for herself, her beauty and innocence captivate Kevin Kennard, a handsome, hazel-eyed felon with an addiction to all things illegal. For the first time in Kevin’s life, true love has him rethinking his criminal path. But the action on the streets won’t take a backseat to Simone. Two Tears in a Bucket is a soulful novel that reminds us how powerful and lasting the bonds of love can be, even among the harsh realities of urban life. One does not have to become a product of their environment for roses bloom in the ghetto, too.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Adam’s Belle

Adam’s Belle is a roller coaster ride through the life of the late Isabel Washington Powell. This first-person narrative charges through Isabel’s life from her early childhood days in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia to her stage debut kicking up her heels at Harlem’s famous Cotton Club in the 1920’s. Isabel soon meets a real life “Prince Charming” who happens to be the nation’s most eligible bachelor – Adam Clayton Powell Jr. The two fall madly in love and plan to share their “heaven on earth” for the rest of their lives. With much pain and agony, Isabel learns that not all fairy tales have a happy ending. Ultimately, she develops the strength to celebrate herself and even overcome breast cancer on her 100-year journey to becoming a true living legend. Belle and her older sister Fredi Washington (star of the Academy Award nominated 1934 film “Imitation of Life”) put the “roar” in “roaring twenties.” Adam’s Belle is a riveting story that pulls the reader in and never lets go.

The Illusion of Everything Sacred

The Illusion of Everything Sacred is a dramatic episodic fiction about ordinary people being exposed to or placed in situations in their relationships that compromises their ability to think, sensibly, and to react rationally. Few things are rarely what they seem, for behind every love story, behind every relationship, buried within every happy ending, there's always a degree of illusiveness. While navigating the intricacies of life and love, the realization that vows have been broken and that the sacrament of wedded bliss desecrated, the fallout from this illusiveness concludes with deadly consequences.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

High on Love & Addiction

HIGH - On LOVE & ADDICTION follows the relationship between two women. During the relationship, it is discovered that one of the women is addicted to crack cocaine. After years of dealing with the addiction, April runs away to another state. When tragedy occurs, it brings the two back together. The book chronicles the ups and downs of the relationship and Jeanie's struggle to get clean.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Laugh Now

LAUGH NOW is the story of Kareem Bezel, whom by 22-years-old has made it to the top rung of the New York fashion industry; and, he has done everything to get there, including: fraud, theft, receiving stolen property, theft by deception, embezzlement, and identity theft. His crafty spree of thievery props his older brother, Andre Bezel’s illicit drug business into the cross hairs of corrupt DEA Agent Lucas McKenzey. Set in Philadelphia and its suburbs, LAUGH NOW, proposes that, although you’re taken out the ghetto, if you were born to be a hustler, that’s what you’ll do. The story shifts to New York, where the brothers attend Columbia and New York Universities. But before they graduate, Andre is under suspicion for murder, a rogue city councilman is poisoned, and Andre’s first business partner—a white kid, who worked for McKenzey—has been tortured and murdered. LAUGH NOW has all the elements: erotic sex, controversial club scenes, lavish shopping spree, murderous robberies, dangerous high speed chase, and something novel to urban fiction: white collar crime, highlighting a whole new form of trickery. By LAUGH NOW’s end, the brother’s a have a well crafted story to tell prosecutors: “Agent McKenzey made us do it, or he planned to arrest us like he did our dad.”

Living Inside the Testimony

Living Inside The Testimony is a collection of anecdotes compiled by author Betty Collier. In reading these stories, you will share in her journey and experience the inspiration, faith, hope, humor, romance, and love she experienced. The stories in Living Inside The Testimony revolve around Betty's experiences with her family, friends, and other individuals who have contributed, often unknowingly, to the path God has chosen for her. You will hear the story of how Betty fell in love at age fourteen (with her future husband), about her husband's near-death experience with emergency brain surgery at a young age, her experiences in New York a week prior to 9/11, and the frustrating ordeal she and her husband overcame when trying to build their dream home. Betty attributes her success and her great love to God, and she shares with readers how God has orchestrated her life's path every step of the way. Betty's prayer is that you will see and feel Proverbs 3:5-6 come alive and speak to your heart as you take a walk with her, inside her testimony. She hopes you enjoy the journey and discover that we all live inside testimonies meant to be shared with others

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Invisble Enemy

It starts when reporter Dorian Valentine discovers a horrific secret regarding the Strategic Offensive Reduction Treaty (a critical peace agreement between the former Soviet Union and the United States): One side is cheating, and even worse - the cheating side holds the ultimate trump card. Brutally trained from birth to live, talk, and think like Americans, Russia has constructed the most dangerous network of secret operatives ever known - created for the ultimate trinity: Intelligence, Espionage, and Warfare. This dynamic organization has been planted on US soil long ago by the former KGB to retrieve information at any cost, cause political catastrophe, or kill on moment’s notice. Now they are out of control, striking fear into the heart of the Pentagon. The Central Intelligence Agency assembles a powerful team of agents that “do not exist” in an attempt to terminate an enemy that cannot be caught by any traditional methods. The Invisible Enemy grabs the reader by the arm, and casts them deep into the furious depths of intense warfare, awesome espionage, and unpredictable deceit - where there is a frightful undercover agenda that even the operatives themselves are not aware of.The reader is paralyzed with anticipation as the plot somersaults out of control after the enemy operatives swiftly perform a devastating political strike, and then realize they have been set up. Here the game changes and no one has told them the rules. Betrayed by their own country and thrown into a world they can not trust, they are forced to depend on the most potent weapon they had ever been trained to use: their unnatural minds. In a fast paced novel that spins from one explosive scene to the next, the most high-tech weaponry is used including speed of light weapons, “smart chips”, artificial intelligence, and never before exposed government technology and organizations, thus introducing a new, exciting, untapped level of spycraft where nothing is what it seems.Chapter 1:
“Get in and get out. What do you think this is, some kindof game?” Devin snarled.“I just thought—”“I do the thinking. All you do is what I say,” Devin coldly replied.Garret was silent. He looked into the boss’s cold eyes and saw nounderstanding, no mercy, and no patience. There was no compassionbetween the two men.“In and out,” was Garret’s meek reply, but it was just an act.There was no fear in Garret’s heart.“Take Teams A and F and complete the operation. You will signalMan 3 at 9:15 a.m., enter the facility at 9:18, expedite the operationexactly as planned, and exit at 9:21. Are there any questions,Mr. Garret?”The boss’s tone told him there had better not be.“No, sir.”“Good. Team A will be waiting for you at the designated rendezvouspoint. The truck will be with them. Nightshade leads TeamF at your signal. She already has the keys in her possession. Dismissed.”“Yes, sir.” Garret turned to leave.“Garret.”“Yes?”“One more thing. Teams A and F are to be totally oblivious toeach other. Is that understood?”“Of course, sir.”_____________________________“Sorry, everyone, the Pulitzer competition is now closed!”Dorian Valentine exclaimed on her way to work. Her exuberant1voice drowned out the excited morning DJ who was talking aboutcritical peace talks between the U.S. and the Russian Federation.Valentine felt better than she had ever felt in her life. She wasimmersed in an ultimate mental and spiritual euphoria that flowedthrough her body like blood. She had awakened at 5:00 that morningfilled with anxiety. She felt absolutely on top of the world while eatingher breakfast of waffles and eggs. Valentine had smiled the entiretime she brushed her teeth. She marinated in her own joyful bliss andcouldn’t help but shiver as surges of her happiness tingled down herspine. Not even the sluggish traffic could break her mood. It was abeautiful morning. With the cumulus clouds scattered across the vastbaby-blue sky, it looked to be a promising day.She wove her giant navy-blue Expedition out of standstill lanesand into any lane she thought was moving an inch faster an hour. Shecruised down Baltimore-Washington Parkway and passed the FortMeade exit at about 30 mph in the congested traffic. The potholesand rough roads across the parkway and its exits did not bother her.She was far too excited. The only thing that was possibly missingfrom that morning was good sex. Valentine had no husband, no children,and had never been married. She enjoyed life as a single womanand had remained alone in her bed last night.The soothing, relaxing rhythm from her favorite song, “WalkedOutta Heaven” by Jagged Edge, placed her in a further state ofenchantment. She sang out loud to the new hit song even though shedidn’t know the words. But it didn’t matter, because Dorian Valentinehad walked outta heaven. Not soon enough, it seemed, she was surroundedby the familiar city of Washington, D.C. She was still in agreat mood, shouting and singing all the way to the Washington Post,where her status as a reporter had been “ordained,” as she liked tosay among close friends.
has been an industry recognized consultant for the premier global technology firms for over 12 years. Presently he is a leading Advanced Systems Consultant for one of the world’s largest Information Technology firms where he was the winner of the National Federal Office Systems Award (FOSE - Nation’s Largest Information Technology Exposition Serving the Government Marketplace), and the 2004 winner of Government Computer News Best New Technology Award. Several case studies have been published on Howard’s solutions across the Information Technology industry. Currently he provides enterprise technology solutions and advisement for America’s most distinguished clients including a sizeable amount of work for the U.S. Defense Sector, Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security. After founding his own technology firm, Howard completed his formal education with a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology. His vast career has included controlling hundreds of devices worldwide from secure Network Command Centers to relocating overseas to Amsterdam, The Netherlands for more than a year to solve technology issues for American based companies. He has also worked briefly for a private military logistics corporation that contracts a sizable amount of work from the Department of Defense and other military institutions.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Marriage Rocks

Dr. Harold L. Arnold, Jr., founder of Discovering Family International, is a social and organizational psychologist who specializes in developing family-focused culture in homes, places of worship, and business settings. Using his own model for relationship-faith integration, Relationship ROCKS, Dr. Arnold challenges audiences to become better stewards of all the relationships to which God holds them accountable. In his words, he espouses, “building relational equity.”
With his holistic view of relationships that extends from the bedroom to the boardroom, Dr. Arnold demonstrates how successful homes, religious organizations, community groups, and businesses cultivate relationships and leaders defined by an organic sense of shared identity. Armed with biblical principles, psychological insights, and entertaining stories, Dr. Arnold guides his audiences on a journey to discover faith and purpose through committed relationships.
In addition to his commitment to relationship education, Dr. Arnold also works with organizations to develop customized family-based programming, family outreach initiatives, and relationship counseling services.
With all of his accomplishments, Dr. Arnold is most proud of his marriage of more than twenty years to his college sweetheart, Dalia, and their two wonderful children, Quilan and Kyrsten. The Arnold family resides in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.Education
Dr. Arnold earned doctorate and Master’s degrees from Temple University in Social and Organizational Psychology. He also holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Master’s in Systems Engineering from University Maryland College Park. Dr. Arnold received his undergraduate degree from Howard University.Affiliations
Dr. Arnold served on the editorial board of the Journal of Social Issues, as Director of Christian Education for a large multicultural ministry, and as adjunct faculty for a Christian university in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. He is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the African American Black Christian Counselors. With the Marriage ROCKS method, Arnold challenges couples to establish and strengthen their relationship on a rock-solid foundation of:
Redemption -- the rock of grace Offering -- the rock of sacrifice Covenant -- the rock of boundaries Knowledge -- the rock of power Sacred space -- the rock of worshipThe book offers a twelve-step model for couples at all levels of relational intimacy, leading them on a journey to discover how marriage (1) develops the human capacity to experience the fullness of God's love and (2) becomes a ministry through which to share God's love with others. Designed for use by individual couples, with small groups, or in counseling contexts, this practical book includes:
Biblical study Discussion questions Action stepsVisit the author at

Monday, July 5, 2010

Through Her Eyes

Through Her Eyes is a novel about a young girl named Melanie who has seen numerous trials and tribulations. Her early life was filled with turmoil. She was ridiculed for her dark complexion, dealt with constant drama from her family, and experienced the death of a young one at the tender age of ten that left her tramatized. Her young adult life was fillled with one-sided relationships, leaving her exposed to abuse, heartache, and dissapointment. Needless to say, Melanie's guard was up toward the world especially men and relationships. What happends when Melanie thinks she's found the one man she have kids and settle down with? Will her heart be broken again or will true love prevail? Come cry, laugh, and cheer Melanie as she shows you her life Through Her Eyes.

4 Play Never Say Never

Get ready to go on the ride of your life with Felix and his 4 women of choice. Nikki, Rhonda, Meka, and Toya each have a thing for Felix that they cannot describe. It's not only because he is the youngest and most sought after attorney in Washington, DC or the fact that he is handling a high profile multi-million dollar divorce case, but that he serves them real well! Felix makes it happen with each woman like they are each his woman, and that's just what they expect from him...A monogamous relationship which is what they each think they are getting.
What will happen when jealousy, lies, deceit, millions of dollars, paternity, and feelings become at risk? Is 4play enough to make Felix fall in love? Do you think Felix will keep getting over or will the women get even? Ride the roller coaster as he vows to never fall in love but is enjoying the "loving" from 4 women from 4 different walks of life. You will definitely be able to relate to one of these women if not all! Laugh, cry, and enjoy Felix's lavish lifestyle of 4play!!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The GateKeeper

SYNOPSISAnyone can have a “Trollop,” a “Chatterbox,” a “Mushy,” and even a “Perfectionist” in themselves. We all have aspects of ourselves that we may want to keep buried, or that we like to project to the world. But what if these aspects were actually alive – living, loving, hating – and all in your head? And what if you didn’t even know that you were NEVER really in control of your own mind?”Our main character and narrator in The Gatekeeper, a Novel by C. Alease, contends that some of her best friends live inside her head. “So it appears that I am fragmented, though not completely split.” In reality, this woman is a human jigsaw puzzle not yet assembled, cracked mirror pieces in a worn, weather beaten frame, ready to fall apart.Something inside her believes that her desire to find a therapist is actually for her eighteen year old son, to manage his anger issues. A close friend recommends one, and after a few visits with her son, the therapist becomes much more interested in her. And so begins an unintended journey through her fractured, but not broken, dissociated mind, to places she did not know existed, chose to forget, and was not prepared to revisit. This odyssey takes the reader and our main character through an obstacle course of events, a journey of self-actualization and recollection, trauma and confusion as she learns the agonizing extent to which she has been guided by, interacting with and struggling to find a precarious peace amid these fractured pieces of herself, all living inside her head, and all of whom were created for their own specific purpose.Our main character’s exquisite narration enables readers to identify clearly with each of the characters as the situations unfold. Readers will find that the story of The Gatekeeper is dark and foreboding, yet amusing and playful, providing a proverbial rollercoaster of emotions that will touch the reader’s soul, as these multifarious personalities emerge alive, completely different, yet being, loving, and living, much like the best friends that our narrator believes they are.

Call her Queen Hatshepsut

Chess is a competitive game between two players. Each piece has its own style of moving. But what happens when a deranged woman tricks two lovers into playing the game of their lives? Hatshepsut is a confused woman. She treats people the way she wants to be treated using an eight-by-eight grid of hope and empathy. The only things missing from her life is love and the sixteen pieces it's comprised of. It's missing because she was born a man.
Avarice James, Hatshepsut's mother, is an embattled plastic surgeon content on getting what she wants. Deeply rooted by the 64 squares of wickedness, two people she loved the most has castled her before she moved a pawn...the king, Kayak Burke, her son's father and her biggest rival, the rook, Rosa James, her identical twin sister. Rosa has always turned Avarice's existence into a horrid checkmate. She dressed like her, spoke her dialogue, and tarnished Avarice's reputation to achieve the unconscionable. Desperate, Rosa moves a pawn, trapping Kayak in a lustful game of sex that leads her and Avarice into unwanted pregnancies.
When Avarice diagonally moves the queen across white squares, taking a bishop and Rosa castles across black squares, taking a knight, Avarice does something so explosive that it inevitably turns Rosa, Kayak, and the death of his son into the pawns they truly are. Avarice masters the game with skill and patience...She brainwashes her son, disguises him as a girl and names him Hatshepsut. Any memory of Rosa and Kayak has been eradicated...until the time is right! This account extends all racial barriers. If you have ever loved, been betrayed and lost a child this harrowing story will open your heart and cause you to search your soul and question your faith. Call her Queen Hatshepsut:

Luck of the Draw By Anna Black

Friends come and go, but the good ones are hard to let go. Kennedy and her best friend Cherae were like "two peas in a pod," Kennedy's daddy would say because they were tighter than a large man in a medium suit jacket. Although they were totally different in size, personality and back ground, they had been friends and loved each other since the second grade. Tables turned for their friendship when that evil word 'jealously' came between them over a sexy club owner named Julian Roberson. One night led this duo down an ugly road that Kennedy never wanted to travel on and a road Cherae never imagined she'd lose on. Cherae opened up a can of pain on Kennedy and after over twenty-five years of friendship, one man caused it to fall apart. Not knowing what to do or who to trust, Kennedy sought support from her true friend Teresa, who had tried to warn her about her life long pal Cherae many times before. When the smoke clears and the truth finally comes to light, they learn a lesson in friendship, love and loyalty

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Why We Hate Black Women: Deconstructing the Paradox of Black Female Masculinity by Hasani Pettiford

The BOOK, Why We Hate Black Women, in paperback form, mailed to your home or office with discrete address labeling. This book, 220 pages in length, takes a critical look at the historical and contemporary lives of Black women in order to answer one question: Why are so many black women abused, abandoned, betrayed, devalued and hated in this society. This quest for truth opens up a cultural Pandora’s Box of issues that date back over 400 years.

The Only Way is Up: The Journey of an Immigrant By Flolake Taylor

The Only Way is Up: The Journey of an Immigrant – a New Motivational Book by Folake Taylor – Makes its DebutAtlanta, GA–Author Folake Taylor was inspired to write this book by the troubling social trends in the developed world. She is a foreign born MD who has dared to express an opinion about issues she believes are in need of a new direction in the American society and most of the western countries. She offers solutions to alleviate these and other problems, even as she makes a connection to global views and personal experiences. According to Folake Taylor, “Though leaders politically and economically, America and many industrialized countries are not leaders socially. We have fallen short in this regard. Do we have to trade modernization for social values?” The Only Way is Up: The Journey of an Immigrant is a phenomenal read and though literature exists on similar subjects, they are usually not authored by an immigrant (with a view from within and without); neither do they contain such an array of information in a single book. Folake Taylor provides an interesting perspective for women and African Americans most especially, as seen through the eyes of an immigrant. She paints a picture of unique struggles and triumphs that one scarcely ever reads on paper while offering a matchless viewpoint to assist immigrants from the third world.In this self-help book, Folake Taylor constantly exudes positivity and emphasizes empowerment through promoting self esteem and instilling a sense of self worth which build the foundation for success in life. She ties in her global and professional experiences as an MD and the expertise this affords concerning certain subject matters. Some of the issues that are the focus of this book are:Identity & Gender roles Health & Preventive medicine Finding a mate Relationships & Family Single parenthood Teenage pregnancies Diet & Nutrition Global exposure Positivity & Loving yourself Life outside the United States Her objective for this book is to facilitate change in her environment by the collective involvement of each individual in the community. Though dealing with critical issues, this book is an easy read. Folake Taylor is a board certified outpatient Internal Medicine MD in the suburbs of Atlanta GA. Her residency training was at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta GA. She has published work and conference abstract presentations in the field of Medicine to her credit. For book sales please visit or amazon.comFor interviews and/ or review copies, requests may be addressed to

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Small Sensations By Crystal V Rhodes

Davia Maxwell is a street smart, survivor who has clawed her way out of one of Chicago‘s roughest ghettoes. A savvy entrepreneur, she is the owner of Small Sensations, one of the largest manufacturers of children’s clothing in the nation. She is strong, intelligent, beautiful and rich, and at age thirty-four, she is also a grandmother. Justin Miles is a successful businessman who happens to be a member of one of the most prominent families in Atlanta. A thirty-four year old grandmother with an uncertain background has never been a part of his world of wealth and privilege. Yet when he meets Davia, there is nothing that can keep the two of them apart—or so it seems.
Justin’s widowed mother, Katherine is the grand dame of Atlanta’s Black society. She vows that she will destroy their relationship no matter what she has to do. As secrets about Davia are uncovered and truths are revealed will they hold the power to tear Justin and her apart? Or, will the appearance of a man from Davia’s past cost her not only her soul mate, but her life?

She Who Finds a Husband By E N Joy

What was the pastor of New Day Temple of Faith thinking when approving the creation of the New Day Singles Ministry? Better yet, what were its members thinking when they joined?
Doreen, lovingly known as the Church Mother of New Day, thought that when she presented the idea of the ministry to the pastor, it could serve as a foundation to empower, encourage, and enlighten the church’s single members. But when only women join and Doreen learns that all these women want only one thing out of the ministry—help in finding a man—her mission goes astray.
She Who Finds a Husband is what you get when you combine some Divine, some Independent, some Virtuous, some Animated, and some Stoic personalities all in one setting—DIVAS! Dig into this soap opera in print as the women of New Day Temple of Faith Singles Ministry set flight to include men in their future, not realizing that the past is what’s keeping them bound.

Spritual Seduction By Desiree day

Widowed with two small children, Riley Tyson is devastated when her husband Bradley is murdered. She doesn’t miss his fiery temper and heartless philandering, though. In fact, now that he’s dead, their relationship is better than ever. Bradley’s spirit sneaks into her bedroom at night, tempting her with gentle, seductive caresses and showering her with the attention he never gave her in life. It seems too crazy to be true. Until he drags her unsuspecting soul into a world so evil even Lucifer won’t go near it. . . .Enter Malik Davenport, Riley’s boss and longtime friend. At six foot seven, with smooth, almond-colored skin and vibrant blue eyes, Malik rarely goes unnoticed. An ancient warrior prince who specializes in slaying demons, he’s the only man who can save Riley’s life—and the only one whose passionate touch unleashes the sexy vixen inside her.As Bradley’s ruthless spirit orchestrates a deadly power surge against the living, Malik and his team of paladins prepare for a war of the worlds that has been brewing for ages. If they win, Malik and Riley can be together forever, but if they lose, the fate of humanity hangs in the balance

Monday, February 8, 2010

Windows to the Soul By Candice Preau

Windows to the Soul is a book of short stories, poetry and prose, written by Candice Preau. It's Candice's first book but not her last. The book includes mind-changing pieces such as "Slave", "The Fourth's Inspiration", "Fire", "It Is What It Is", "Just a Man", "Church People" and "The Nobodies" among other popular pieces. The themes of the book are spirituality, relationships, intimacy, faith, perseverance, intellect, human rights and emotions, and this book taps into so many things that we as human beings feel in love and pain, sadness and joy, gain and loss. Windows the Soul has been said to be like watching a good movie. The reader will be able to tap into every possible emotion and sensation while reading. Many have read it through in one sitting, but have had to read it numerous times again to have the meanings penetrate. Some have even said that they read only two or three poems to really savor the poetry. The poems are truly works of art that are timeless, works that give us a prophetic peek into the future, but that allow us to reminisce on triumphs of the past. Windows is a small investment with a great impact on the soul.

The Pleasures All Mine By Naleighna Kai

Raven Armand’s son and his agent are hell-bent on finding the perfect man for her—even if she kills them. The two unlikely matchmakers’ brilliant plan is to pair her up with Pierce Randall, a music industry mogul, the only man to pique her interest. Raven unravels all of their hard work with a bizarre request to satisfy an age-old curiosity before committing her heart and body to anyone. Perfect man or not, a one-night rendezvous at The Castle, will uncover who, what, or where her fantasies will take her. Unfortunately, it may be the costliest thing she has ever done.
Pierce has his hands full putting out fires as fast as his shady business partner starts them. He hasn’t been looking for love, but it found him as a unique, voluptuous, fiery woman who is unlike any he’s ever experienced. It doesn’t bother him that she was tricked into meeting him, but when she lays down her intimate-relationship terms followed by her mysterious disappearance, Pierce realizes Ms. Right might be all wrong.
Will Raven throw away the love of a lifetime to satisfy her curiosity?
The Pleasure’s All Mine blends humor, romance and sensuous explorations, with lessons of unconditional love and forgiveness in a romantic comedy that will touch the contemporary fiction lover’s heart and pleasingly entertain those who’ve been asking, “What if …”

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Color Me Jazzmyne

"Child abuse, rape and struggling to live are all things that women go through at least once in their lifetime. In this tale, Naya Mona takes readers on a journey through her crayon box of life. She shows us what her true colors are as she recounts her past to a son she is meeting for the first time. How do you tell your son that your father is his? The Spiral of events that fill Naya's life provides an intimate look at the drama, romance and struggles that become her voice. On stage, she must become Jazzmyne-the Jazz singer. Naya no doubt commands your attention and takes you on a rollercoaster ride that is filled with the melodious tones that makes Color Me Jazzmyne a true reading pleasure." Book Excerpt: "My past however, is something quite different. It still haunts me, slaps me in the face and dares me to face the reality of today. Every day, it seems, I am forced to remember what color is Jazzmyne. Once upon a time the color of snow ran through me. It ran so deep that it blended with my insides, messed with my emotions and played with the deepest corners of my heart. How can life do that to a woman? As I look into the mirror, I can quickly see the colors that answer that question. Upon the walls of my office are newspapers encased in gold frames. Iglance at the writings, the ink still trying to hold on to the paper. So many years have passed. They all told a story. Each one represented a version of some reporter's dream. Some wrote that I become everything from simply nothing. Others wrote that my voice awakens them and breathes life into the deepest corner of their being. I wish it did the same for me. I could use an awakening."