Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Second House From The Corner By Sadeqa Johnson

Second House From The Corner By Sadeqa Johnson

Praise for Second House from the Corner
"Johnson is a skilled storyteller with a breezy style, and the journey of Felicia, a strong African American woman, will have particular appeal for Terry McMillan fans." -Booklist
Felicia Lyons, a ­­­­­­­ stressed out stay-at-home mom struggles to sprint ahead of the demands of motherhood while her husband spends long days at the office. Felicia taps, utters mantra, and breathes her way through most situations but on some days, like when the children won’t stop screaming her name or arguing over toy trucks and pretzel sticks, she wonders what it would be like to get in her car and drive away.
Then one evening the telephone rings, and in a split second the harried mother’s innocent fantasy becomes a hellish reality. The call pulls her back into a life she’d rather forget. Felicia hasn’t been completely honest about her upbringing, and her deception forces her return to the Philadelphia of her childhood, where she must confront the family demons and long buried secrets she thought she had left behind. 
From a phenomenal fresh voice in fiction, comes the compelling story of what happens when the dream falls apart. It’s the unforgettable tale of love, loss, rediscovery, and the growing pains of marriage.

Author Bio

SADEQA JOHNSON is a former public relations manager who spent years working with well-known authors such as J.K. Rowling, Bebe Moore Campbell, Amy Tan and Bishop T.D. Jakes before becoming an author herself. Her debut novel, Love in a Carry-On Bag was hailed by as “this summer’s hottest read.” It was the recipient of the 2013 Phillis Wheatley award for Best Fiction and the 2012 USA Best Book award for African-American fiction .Originally from Philadelphia, Sadeqa Johnson currently resides in Virginia with her husband and three children.Second House from the Corner is her second novel.

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Holidays!

I  just decided to bring you my favorite holiday tunes from over the years. 
I hope you love them as much as I do, 
Happy Holidays

You're All I Want For Christmas Brook Benton

The Christmas Song Nat King Cole

This Christmas Donny Hathaway

Soul Holidays Sounds of Blackness

Baby it's Cold Outside Vanessa Williams and Bobby Caldwell

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Lou Rawls

Every year Every Christmas Luther Vandross

Please Come Home For Christmas Charles Brown

Gee Wiz it's Christmas, Carla Thomas

Santa Claus, Go Straight To The Ghetto, James Brown

Little Drummer Boy, Lou Rawls

Boyz II Men- Let It Snow

                 Let's Make Every Day A Christmas Day

Silent Night, The Temptations

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ready for October releases!!!!!

I'm TOOOOO excited about the books releasing this month. I'm about to blow up my debit card. First off...

Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life... releases October 13th and I'm really ready to #WakeUpHappy. 

Y'all do know how much I adore Donna Hill right? Well she's my person and has 2 YESSSS 2 releases this month! 

My at Last Love (Sag Harbor Village)

releases TA-Day!! 

Y'all click that link and support her 25th year in the business. She is also releasing Murder in the Aisles under her alter ego name,  Olivia Hill, Pre-order on November 8th. 

Also I will be at Sharon Lucas' event in Bowie Maryland for The Reading Divas event, October 16 and 17th. I LOVEEEEE this event and The Reading Divas and I will be HONORING Donna Hill's 25th Anniversary, I hope to see you there! Sharon always give a FANTASTIC event and has recently become an AUTHOR!!!! Her book, Plan It will be released at her event as well! I am so excited and proud of my Brown Girl!! She is published under Brown Girls Publications, withe ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray.

Eric Jerome Dickey is my favorite male author is releasing the sequel to Naughty or Nice

Naughtier than Nice... OMG I LOVED THIS BOOK, on October 27th. I've ONLY waited since 2004 for the sequel....

Last but not least, my new fiend and supporter Latoya Murchison, has a great book out named, A Praying Heart. It will really touch your heart and your soul. Please leave her a review to inspire her to Keep Going.

And.... In LitVersations news...., 
The game is doing well and I am so happy!! Have you gotten your Game On Yet??? 
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Monday, August 31, 2015

LitVersations©® The Book Conversation Game

LitVersations©® The Book Conversation Game is a project I’ve been working VERY hard to bring to life for over two years. This idea came to me while listening to people discuss books and being interviewed asking the same questions over and over again. It was like the same questions, different book and same questions different author. 


I wanted meatier questions; questions that were open ended and lead into a deeper conversation, a real LitVersation! So I created the questions I wanted. 70 questions to get the  LitVersation started!

 These questions open up refreshing dialogue with new and interesting perspectives.
          A fun interactive ice breaker
          Helps others understand other interpretations of the story
          Promotes richer exchanges and inspires thought
          Great for authors to take along to gatherings
          Great gift for book lovers and book clubs
     Helps discussions stay on track and active
     Great for ages

Book Lovers
Even if you don't belong to a book club or discussion group, you will still enjoy these questions, in analyzing your thoughts and feelings about the books you read! They also help in outlining your book reviews and comments you'd like to share in your social media circles or comments to the author. 

                                             Book clubs
 Take your book club discussions to a whole new level with this fun and interactive game that lets everyone come away satisfied about truly discussing a book.

These cards are great to take along when visiting book clubs, just in case the conversation get a little slow, and they make a wonderful gift to the book club. Also I know some authors say how hard it is to write discussion questions about your books, these questions can aide you in creating some thought provoking questions.

                                 Reviewers, Bloggers and Interviewers                                     Spice up your posts and interviews with some fresh questions that will get people talking and commenting. Open ended questions are a great way to get your followers to talk back to you

 In researching I chose two teachers to test these game cards. Each teacher (Middle and High School) used the cards to either have a discussion in class about a book they read or they were used as homework questions and the feedback I got back was inspiring! The students really got into a great discussion and a much better concept of the story and structure of creative writing.
 You can use these cards with your book club and your children!!

Online Chat Facilitators

These questions are helpful in keeping the chat going

How to play Litversations©®

Each person in the group picks 5 cards from the freshly shuffled deck.
The moderator asks the first question from the card chosen, and
lets the person next to them answer.
The question goes around until everyone has answered.
 The next person asks the next question and repeats the above steps.
The game continues until all questions are answered.
The conversation may spin off into another direction,
but that’s ok, it’s part of the fun!

You can also divide up into 2 teams!
Pick an opposing side from the story.
The team, who makes their points, wins that round.

If no one liked the book, discuss why and how it could have been better.

You can pick a card as you go to keep the element of surprise.

You can have your LitVersation©® members’ act out the characters or answers
 for even more fun!

Allow the LitVersation©® to flow freely, letting everyone to express their views.

There is no right or wrong way to play, just have a 

Sample questions

You didn't really think I would put up all the good ones did 



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Please ask any question you may have in the comment section

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Shaka Senghor

I couldn't be happier for this brother on so many levels. 
First heard about him doing the TedX Talks and followed him since. 

Oprah heard about him too and this is what happened next!!!

There are moments and then there are these moments.
 Pick up your copy of O magazine August 13th…

@ShakaSenghor We are excited to see you on 
‪#‎SuperSoulSunday‬ this fall. Your journey is changing lives.
In September 2015

Let The Church Say AMEN!!!

Let The Church Say Amen ReShonda Tate Billingsley book to movie is going to be shown on August 29,2015 @ 8 PM, and all I gotta say is AMEN!I'm so excited and so are her other fans to see this dream come true for her.
 Let The Church Say Amen (Click Link to see preview)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wouldn't Change a Thing (Zane Presents) by Stacy Campbell (Jul 14, 2015)

Wouldn't Change a Thing 
Stacy Campbell
When skeletons fall out of the closet, on the day of your engagement party, and on the front page of the newspaper, things can only get worse. Toni has been hiding and lying about her mother who is a paranoid schizophrenic and regularly speaks to Clark Gable, Mahalia Jackson and Jesus.  “Bill Withers was her Thorazine, Marvin Gaye was her Prolixin and Natalie Cole was her Haldol.” She has been institutionalized for over 20 years and Toni and her sister has been raised with different family members, Toni by her 2 gay uncles which helped her to become a successful architect and cultured. The man of her dreams dumps her in the most unfortunate way leaving her no choice but to go home and deal with the demons.

This is an awesome story about love, family, true friendship and how to bloom where you are planted.

You make plans and God laughs. Mental illness is real and you can’t just hide them away and pretend they don’t exist. The universe has a way of making you deal with things left undone.

This story was beautifully told by a wonderful author who has quickly risen to be one of my top 10 consistent favorite authors and one to watch, This girl is gooood!!

Or her website 

Stacy Campbell

Stacy Campbell is the author of Dream Girl AwakenedForgive Me, and Wouldn’t Change a Thing. She was born and raised in Sparta, Georgia, where she spent summers on the front porch listening to the animated tales of her older relatives. She lives with her family in Indianapolis, Indiana.

And check out her previous great reads
Dream Girl Awakened and Forgive Me, you won’t be disappointed

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