Monday, March 1, 2010

My girls have been busy

Donna Hill celebrates her 20th year anniversary this year. Most of you know how much I LOVE Donna! Her newest highly anticipated release, What Mother Never Told Me, the sequel to her highly acclaimed ground breaker for her Rhythm’s, drops today March 1, 2010.
Donna has also been offered a 4 book deal. You Go Girl!

What Mother Never Told Me
MARCH 1, 2010

The long-awaited sequel to RHYTHMS, Parris McKay is confronted with a truth she never believed was possible. The revelation turns her life upside down as she begins a quest to answer a two-generation secret that her grandmother took to her grave. In her pursuit of the truth, she meets two incredible women who are battling with their own secret pasts. As the truth begins to unfold, these dynamic women come to realize that there truly is only six-degrees of separation.
A story of healing, hope, love and forgiveness. WHAT MOTHER NEVER TOLD ME is a book for every daughter, every mother, every family.

What Mother Never Told Me by Donna Hill is one of the most engaging novels I have read on the subject of mothers and daughters. From page one the reader is drawn into the life of Parris McKay as she goes in search of the mother she had been told was dead for 30 years. The story slowly and surely allows the reader to see and feel how and why the deception took place. The story is so well-told that at times I felt as though the mother had betrayed me. However, once I saw the story unfold, my perspective changed, as did my understanding.

Even more compelling is the love story component of Parris and Nick, the man she is in love with. Also the story of the love of her mother's life is very compelling. The back stories about Celeste, a blue-blood, socialite and her mother, as well as Leslie, an overweight, interior designer and her mother are just as fascinating. The unexpected bond between the three women also speaks of sisterhood and the support that women can only give other women. There are also many other romantic layers and flavors that make this book a literary delight.

I recommend What Mother Never Told Me to all readers who love a wonderfully told story.

The book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.

Angelia Menchan
APOOO BookClub

“In 2010, I will be celebrating my twenty year anniversary in publishing! I owe my thanks and my longevity to each and every reader who has supported me throughout the years. In recognition of this momentous occasion” Donna Hill


The Dynamic Duo
Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant releases Uptown March 2, 2010 I am a huge fan of these two Fabulous ladies

From the bestselling dynamic duo who gave us What Doesn’t Kill You, comes a story as big as New York City itself. Enter the world of Uptown where you’ll find a prominent New York family strained to the breaking point by the high stakes Manhattan Real Estate Industry…

After twenty years of Foreign Service abroad, Avery Lyons returns to New York when her mother and uncle suffer a serious car accident. The tragedy brings the family together, but Avery is not happy about reuniting with her cousin, Dwight, from whom she has been estranged since the fallout over a college scandal. Avery no longer recognizes the tony, prestigious neighborhood of her childhood but the same old family dynamics and secrets are all too familiar.

Heir to a real estate empire, Dwight is willing to do anything to realize his aging and demanding father’s dream: Dixon Plaza, a luxury high-rise development on Central Park North, the last undeveloped border of the city’s famed emerald park. There’s only one thing in his way: Avery has inherited a share of the property Dwight needs. She’s more than willing to sell until she starts dating a reporter on a mission to uncover the truth behind the rumored shady dealings surrounding the complex.

Uptown is DeBerry and Grant like you’ve never seen them before—a poignant exploration of one woman’s quest for identity and the true price of greed, politics, unfettered ambition--- and forgiveness. Prepare for a steamy, provocative, sexy, turbulent read

Glorious by Bernice McFadden

Bernice McFadden just celebrated Sugar’s 10 anniversary. I am patiently awaiting Glorious to be released on May 1, 2010 PRE ORDER NOW

Glorious is set against the backdrops of the Jim Crow South, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights era. Blending fact and fiction, Glorious is the story of Easter Venetta Bartlett, a fictional Harlem Renaissance writer whose tumultuous path to success, ruin, and ultimately revival offers a candid and true portrait of the American experience in all its beauty and cruelty.

It is a novel informed by the question that is the title of Langston Hughes's famous poem: What happens to a dream deferred? Based on years of research, this heart-wrenching fictional account is given added resonance by factual events coupled with real and imagined larger-
than-life characters. Glorious is an audacious exploration into the nature of self-hatred, love, possession, ego, betrayal, and, finally, redemption.

"Intense and sweeping." --Susan Straight, author of A Million Nightingales

"A wonderful, rich read full of passion, history, wonder, and women you will recognize: Glorious is just that."
--Jill Nelson, author of Volunteer Slavery and Let's Get It On

"Bernice McFadden's fully realized characters are complicated, imperfect beings, but if ever a character were worthy of love and honor, it is her Easter Bartlett. This very American story is fascinating; it is also heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and beautifully written."
--Binnie Kirshenbaum, author of The Scenic Route

Hollywood Deception by Shelia M Goss

Two friends, one woman, and one deranged fan.

Former supermodel and talk show host Hailey Barnes has a knack for catching her guests off
guard with difficult and personal questions. Her tough interviews have earned her a Daytime
Emmy, but while her professional life is at its peak, she’s not satisfied with her personal

Hailey wants what she can’t have, and that’s her ex-college sweetheart’s hand in
marriage. Her on again/off again relationship with Trevon keeps her name in the tabloids,
and that works for her, until she receives a wedding invitation in the mail—inviting her to
Trevon’s wedding to another woman. He’s ready to settle down, just not with Hailey.

Besides dealing with a broken heart, the ex-supermodel is dealing with a deranged fan who
has resorted to sending her disturbing mail at her Hollywood studio and her home. Hailey
decides to use the opportunity as a quest to convince Trevon she should be his bride.

Trevon and childhood friend Garrett Morgan are co-owners of GT Securities, a security firm
that caters to celebrities. Hailey’s plan backfires when Garrett heads her case instead of
Trevon. When ex-playboy Garrett starts developing feelings for Hailey, Hailey’s life becomes
even more complicated. As Garrett investigates, all evidence points to the person Hailey
least suspects.

With fans like this, who needs enemies? Shelia M. Goss is back with this hot sequel to
Double Platinum.

Lessons From A Younger Lover by Zuri Day

First grade teacher Gwen Smith was happily married—until her husband got himself a twenty-something mistress and filed for divorce. Now just months away from turning forty-one, Gwen is back in her tiny California hometown, caring for her ailing mother, convinced her life is over. Then she meets Ransom Blake.

Ransom is a twenty-six-year-old hunk who pushes every one of Gwen’s buttons. Gwen has no intention of getting involved with a younger man, but he won’t take no for an answer. When he shows up at her classroom unannounced, Gwen tells him off—and then realizes he’s come for his daughter. Ransom isn’t shy about letting Gwen know how she can make it up to him. And if he gets his way, Gwen will lose all her inhibitions—and her heart...

Reverened Feelgood by Lutishia Lovely

In Lutishia Lovely's wickedly sexy new novel, an energetic young pastor works overtime to keep the ladies in his congregation deliciously satisfied. . .
Nathaniel "Nate" Thicke is a preaching prodigy. At only twenty-eight years old, he's the senior pastor of The Gospel Truth Church. In addition to carrying on the preaching tradition begun by his great-grandfather, Nate is also just plain carrying on, wherever the spirit--and the flesh--lead him. And when it leads him to three women from the same family, bickering and backstabbing follow...
Content with having his pick of the flock, Nate is surprised to discover he's fallen head-over-heels in love, and decides to become a one-woman man. But the other ladies aren't about to give him up so easily. They're prepared to do whatever it takes to get their man back--even if it means adding a few more shocking sins to their list...


Shelia Goss

Thank you for highlighting Hollywood Deception. I appreciate the love.

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