Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Bests Reads of 2008

Debra’s Picks The Best reads of 2008
Not listed in any particular order

The Day I Stopped Being Pretty
Rodney Lofton

Shadows of The Heart
Lord Williams

Sex and Lies, Seduction and Lies, Temptation, On The Line
Donna Hill

Hook Line and Single, Tempting The Mogul, First Crush, Meet Phoenix
Marcia King-Gamble

Taking After Mudear
Tina McElroy-Ansa

Somewhat Saved
Pat G’Orge-Walker

Sleeping With Strangers, Waking With Enemies, Pleasure
Eric Jerome Dickey

Hallelujah Love, Sex In The Sanctuary
Lutishia Lovely

Laura Major

Something On The Side
Carl Weber

Double Platinum
Shelia M. Goss

Unexpected Interruptions
Trice Hickman

Dusk To Dawn
Niambi Brown Davis

Gotta Keep On Tryin’
Virginia DeBerry & Donna Grant

When I’m With You
LaConnie Taylor-Jones

Something He Can Feel
Marissa Monteilh

Erotica City

Lies Lovers Tell
Zuri Day

Ulterior Motive
Roy Glenn

Just To Good To Be True
E. Lynn Harris

Seen it All and Done the Rest
Pearl Cleage

Orange Mint and Honey
Carleen Brice

Once Upon A Project
Bettye Griffin

The Blues For Annie Mae
D.J. Parhams

Non Fiction

Letters to a Young Sister
Hill Harper

Letters to My Daughter
Maya Angelou

Get Rich Get Real
Farrah Gray

The Vision Board
Joyce Schwartz

How To Get Out Of Debt
Harrine Freeman

Do You
Russell Simmons

Dreams of My Father
Barack Obama

Advance Your Swagger
Fonzworth Bentley

Words of Wisdom:
Daily Affirmations of Faith from Run's House to Yours

Rev Run

Take Back Your Family
Rev. Run, Justine Simmons, and Chris Morrow

Honorable Mention

A Man In Transition
K.L. Bivens

Linda R. Herman

Strength Within
Roland V. Tyler

This Hurts
Shaun Mathis


Sister Souljah

Dying For Revenge
Eric Jerome Dickey

In the Night of the Heat
Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due, and Steven Barnes

Reflections Of A Mississippi Magnolia
Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Any author listed here is more than welcome to stop by and chat, leave a comment, and their website/strong>>

Just A Note
These books were the one’s that I could think of off the top of my head. If I forgot got some, Don’t worry It’s My Blog ….. LOL, I can always add more !!!
Debra Owsley


Linda's Passion

Hi Deb!

It is truly an honor to be mentioned amongst such great authors!

Many blessings, Deb!

Linda R. Herman


Hi Deb,
Wow Wee, thank you for the honorable mention it is so cool.

Happy Holidays and continued blessings,Deb!

Roland V. Tyler Jr.

Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Thank you so much for including me on your "to read" list.
I am honored!
I know you will lve the book. Please let me know what you think once you read it..Maybe you can even do a nice little blog about it (smile)
It was son nice getting acquainted with you through the RAWSISTAZ conference! I absolutely love your reading assessories.They are fabulous!
I was lucky enough to have been awarded with one of your gift packs.
My bookmarks are the bomb!
Thanks again for everything!!

Patricia Neely-Dorsey

OOoops.. you did say we could leave our website info too..I would lve it included anywhere you like:
Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia
by Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Patricia Neely-Dorsey

Thanks so much Deb for including my book Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia on your "Books To Be Read" list I am honored!
I know that you will love it! It is an uplifting, feel-good,heartwarming sort of read.
There are so many negative connotations associated with Mississippi and the south in general. In my book, I attempt to give a positive glimpse into the southern way of life.
to purchase
P.S. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your book assessories!1 I am so glad to have become acquainted with you throught the RAWSISTAZ conference..and lucky enough to win one of your assessory gift prize. My bookmarks are the bomb!!!
Thanks for EVERYTHING!!


What a compliment and an honor to be chosen as one of Simply Said's "Best Reads" for 2008. Mismatched has been a great starting point for my writing. I feel blessed to be included on this list with many talented veteran and new writers. Thanks again for embracing a story that is a "little different" LOL!

Laura Major


I am honored to have Double Platinum listed as one of your best reads of 2008. It really means a lot coming from you because I know you're an avid reader and could have chosen any other book for the list, but chose mine.

I hope your new year is off to a great start. Mine sure is :)

Sankofa Literary Review, Editor

Debra what an awesome list! I see several of my favorite authors here too. You are really in touch with quality literature. Keep up the good work.

Ella Curry
EDC Creations

Simply Said Reading Accessories

Patricia, Yes I did get your book and it's as charming as you are. It was a lovely trip down south and I could smell the magnolias as I read your poems.My family is from Kentucy, so I strongly identified with the tone, simplicity and favor.
Great Job!! You have made the BEST READ Poet List!
Debra Owsley
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