Thursday, October 31, 2013

Take a sneak peek of Looking For Trouble

Take a sneak peek at Looking for Trouble by Trice Hickman: Some dreams will test your head and your heart... John Small may be a successful Wall Street banker, but at heart he's a country boy from the sleepy town of Nedine, South Carolina. John wants to open Nedine's first black-owned bank. But big dreams can bring big problems and John's snooty New York City girlfriend, Madeline, is just the beginning. John is about to learn some hard truths about money, power, love, and loyalty. And when his future, and his family's legacy, is in danger, help will come from where he least expects it... Alexandria Thornton is a hard-working corporate attorney by day, but she's passionately pursuing her dream as a spoken word artist by night. Frustrated with her career and her lackluster love life, Alexandria's ready to throw in the towel on both that is, until a man from her past reenters her life and changes everything. But her newfound happiness is short-lived when old lovers, lingering secrets, and hidden desires threaten to end it all... — with Trice Hickman.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

SORMAG’s Online Conference

I would like to thank Debra for hosting us today. My name is LaShaunda C. Hoffman and I’m hosting the SORMAG’s Online Conference. The one conference you don’t have to leave your home to attend. This is our seventh year hosting this conference and if you’ve never attended I’m sure you’re wondering why should I attend? I have five reasons why you should. 1.You don’t have to leave your home. 2.You don’t have a registration fee. 3.You don’t have a hotel fee. 4.You don’t need new wardrobe. 5.You can attend online or on the telephone. Has that made you want to register? If not, check out our agenda we have something for the readers and the writers. Are you ready to register now? WHO IS SORMAG? SORMAG is Shades of Romance Magazine an award winning magazine this is in digital and blog form. We feature author interviews and book promotion. See what’s happening with us daily at Need help with your promotion Question #1 – Have you ever attended an online conference? If you answer the question or leave a comment, you have a chance to win the following: $10.00 Gift Certificate to (5 winners) Or Book Teaser Ad (5 winners) Visit the following blogs for the next questions forchance to win. 10/11 Simply Said Reading Accessories - 10/14 Bettye Griffin - 10/15 Maxine Thompson - 10/16 Unoma S Nwankwor- 10/18 Dorcas Graham – 10/21 Deatri King Bey - 10/22 Renee Williams – 10/23 Shelia Goss - 10/24 Patricia Woodside - 10/25 Lori Soard - 10/31 See Ya On The Net – Thanks for taking the time to read my post. If anyone has a question for me feel free to leave a comment. I will be checking back throughout the day to answer them. Hope to see you at the conference. LCH.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Black Pearls Blog Tours: Intimate Conversation with Debra Owsley

Black Pearls Blog Tours: Intimate Conversation with Debra Owsley: Intimate Conversation with Debra Owsley In 2005, Debra Owsley turned her love for reading and her hobby to support h...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Intimate Conversation with Sonja Lewis

Intimate Conversation with Sonja Lewis

Author of The Barrenness, Sonja Lewis has appeared on CNN and The Tom Joyner Morning Show. She has also been featured in Black Enterprise, and in the media in Canada and the United Kingdom.  A former reporter for The Albany Herald (Georgia), Sonja has also written for British newspaper The Guardian. Currently, she writes a blog for the Huffington Post, UK.  A member of the Society of Authors, Sonja lives in London with her husband, Paul.

BPM: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Yes, when I was a girl I loved nothing more than to make up stories for my youngest sister, though I didn’t write them down. I named the characters, described them and acted them out. When I think back, I absolutely loved the free thinking, no rules just creativity. My first real writing assignment came with a state-wide contest when I was a tween.  What a tree means to me? I won and have been hooked since.

BPM:  Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of your family.
My church, the Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church, a small church in Leary, GA. There I gained confidence by writing the church history, speeches, the weekly announcements and very theatrically delivering these pieces. And wonderfully, the people embraced me, encouraged me, said I had something special even when I read in Sunday School.

BPM: What does growth mean to you?
I feel I’ve grown when I learn from a mistake or a challenge and move on, when I am able to take from the past, let it go; and abide in the present and imagine the future positively. That to me is exponential growth.

BPM: Introduce us to your book,
The Blindsided Prophet,  and the main characters. What makes each one special? Do you have any favorites?
The Blindsided Prophet is the story of a modern day prophet who is caught unawares by a tragic event when he is a teenager. This alters his life forever. Fifteen years later, at God’s bidding Isaiah Brown returns to Coffee, GA, to unravel the tragedy, make reparation and prevent an even worse tragedy.

The main character, Isaiah Brown, is probably my favorite because he is original. I don’t know anyone like him. Naturally, he had to come from somewhere so I must have drawn on characteristics of some of the world’s great people, some perhaps renown. In any case, he is unique. He is a modern-day prophet.

Also, I favor Mae Cook as she is so very much like many people I know—well meaning, good to the core, but gets it wrong a lot of times. At middle age, she learns valuable life lessons. Through Mae, we see that it is never too late to grow-up.

BPM: What drew you to tackle the questions or topics in The Blindsided Prophet?
My faith, I suppose is the short answer.  I remember being called arrogant once by a young preacher when I talked of my own personal relationship with God. I wanted to show that faith is not just about religion, it is about dwelling/residing within yourself if you will. Deep within you meet God as and when you please. You just have to focus. There, you find the answers.

BPM: Does your faith or education inspire your writing?
Yes, my faith does. I think Christianity is misunderstood often but not just in non-Christian countries but right here at home. People are turned off by these people who profess to know this Christ but He doesn’t always show up in our attitudes, in the way we live etc…

With my first book a Christian radio announcer cancelled the interview at the last minute because she found profanity in the book. Sorry but there is profanity in life and I try to create a real picture, if you will. I totally respect that it was not the book for her and her audience, but I didn’t have a lot of time for her assumption that she had inside information with God that I didn’t have, and that she was living more purely than I, if you will. I somehow doubt it.  But if she is, good for her but don’t judge.

BPM:  Ultimately, what do you want readers to gain from your book?
A spell bounding read that stays with them for a very long time.

BPM: How do you feel about e-books vs print books?
I prefer print books to touch them, to smell them, to read them and I always will but e-book readers, particularly the Kindle, have a place in our world. I love being able to access endless books and take countless reads on holiday, the train, etc… But if I had to choose, I’d choose print books every time. Now my business sense says that might be the wrong choice, but it is what I think.

BPM: Do you think book sales are the only indicator of your success as a writer?
No, I don’t. I do think sales are a huge indicator, but for example, with my first novel, The Barrenness, I had a campaign that took the lid off a very important social issue—a woman being fulfilled without becoming a mother.  One of my goals was to start a worldwide conversation about the topic. I’d like to think that I played a role in all the attention that subsequently came to the subject.

BPM: My writing offers the following legacy to future readers....
The legacy of taking responsibility for one’s own thoughts and learning how to find peace within through changes one’s thinking.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tender To the Touch

Book Excerpt Kenya Harris “He wants Tyree to meet his latest girlfriend,” Kenya complained. “He moved in with a beauty queen after dating her for three months. I can’t have my four-year-old son around that woman. Mack may think he trusts her with our son, but I don’t.” “You’ve got to let him see his father, Kenya,” Cynthia commented. “Mack can see Tyree if he comes to my house,” Kenya replied. “But he won’t have Tyree around any woman that isn’t his wife, and if he does get married again, I have to like the wife before she gets to know my son.” “If we didn’t know you, we’d think you were serious,” Zora interjected. “We tried to tell you not to get involved with Mack in the first place, but you didn’t listen. Now you have a son with him, so he’s going to be around forever. You two need to play nice.” Kenya smirked. “I needed you say something stronger than ‘Leave that old man alone, Kenya.’ Ya’ll know how I am with those old-school rugged and fine men. I needed you to throw up a red flag or some other kind of signal to make me listen.” About the Author Nicole S. Rouse was born and raised in Philadelphia. She earned her degree from Temple University and is currently a managing editor at a major educational publishing company. Nicole’s debut novel, Happily Ever Now, consistently ranked on the Top 25 Christian Independent Publishers bestsellers lists after its 2007 release. Nicole’s sophomore novel, Someone to Love Me, was picked up by the Black Expressions Book Club® before its scheduled release date. Other books by Nicole include: Be Careful What You Pray For (2010), Still Standing (2012), and Tender to the Touch (2013). During her spare time, she serves as an undergraduate advisor at Temple University for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., where she encourages the young adult women to dream beyond their expectations. She also teaches writing workshops to aspiring writers. Nicole is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and resides near Philadelphia, PA. About the Book For the past eleven years, Reverend J. Amanda King served as an anointed and powerful leader for the women’s ministry of Faith Tabernacle Church. Though thousands of women had been blessed by her leadership, J. Amanda was most fond of the ministry she built with five of her sorority sisters. To them she was more than a spiritual leader and counselor. She was their sister and true friend. The bond of the sisterhood is tested when J. Amanda’s old flame, “Hunky” Crawford, resurfaces and pleasant memories of their life together seem more appealing than the one she shares with her husband, David. In time, J. Amanda remembers why she ultimately chose David over Hunky, but is she too late? Feeling rejected for a second time, Hunky exposes secrets that threaten to destroy J. Amanda’s relationship with her husband and line sisters forever and lead to a startling death. Will J. Amanda salvage her relationships and get her life back on track? Or, will she give up on God and accept the consequences for turning her back on her faith? Purchase the Book Online at: For more information: Book Review Good story about a sisterhood, a broken bond and truth coming to the light. Visit the author online at: View the blog tour schedule at:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Flawfully Wedded Wives Virtual Book Tour

Flawfully Wedded Wives Virtual Book Tour

b>About the Book Just when Sullivan, Lawson, Kina, Angel, and Reginell finally think they’ve gotten life figured out, fate steps in and throws them all a curve ball, adding fuel to the drama that seems to follow the ladies wherever they go. Mt. Zion’s first lady, Sullivan Webb, has left her philandering ways behind her, but lingering questions surrounding her daughter’s paternity motivate Sullivan to seek out her own absentee father, Pastor Samuel Sullivan. What her search uncovers is years of lies, secrets, and betrayal that threaten to destroy the lives of almost everyone she loves. Kina Battle’s newfound celebrity status as the winner of a popular weight-loss reality show goes to her head as quickly as she shed her unwanted pounds. Kina is prepared for the fame, endorsement deals, and celebrity appearances that come along with stardom. What she isn’t prepared for is the harsh backlash when her secrets are exposed and the public starts to question whether she is the devout Christian that she’s led everyone to believe she is. Lawson Kerry Banks could get over her husband’s affair if the evidence wasn’t staring at her through the eyes of his love child. Lawson’s insecurities and inability to accept his child force Garrett to choose between the woman he loves and the child he’s fathered. Life as the soon-to-be wife of high school football coach Mark Vinson lacks the excitement of Reginell Kerry’s former life. It certainly lacks the financial security that pulling down $1000 a week as an exotic dancer afforded her. When the bills start to pile up, Reginell goes back to doing what she knows best, only this time it may cost her more than she’s willing to pay. Angel King’s broken heart finds a safe place to mend in the arms of high school classmate Jordan McKay. He respects her decision to abstain from sex until marriage, he loves the Lord, and he adores her. However, Jordan is harboring a dangerous secret that could destroy their relationship and leave Angel brokenhearted once again. The ladies often fall victim to being led by their hearts instead of their heads. This time, they may have gone too far. About the Author As a child, Shana Johnson Burton, a native of Macon, Georgia, wanted to be two things: an author and a flower. Eventually, she sided with being an author. She is a two-time Georgia Author of the Year nominee and has received many awards and accolades for her work as both an author and educator. She is the mother of two children and enjoys reading, dancing, traveling, and taking long naps. In addition to Flawfully Wedded Wives, Shana Burton is the author of Suddenly Single, First Comes Love, Catt Chasin’, Flaws and All, and Flaw Less. Purchase the Book Online Book Trailer: Visit the author online at: View the blog tour schedule at: Meet Sullivan, Lawson, Kina, Reginell and Angel five friends who think they have their lives made but their destiny is not what they thought. Drama and fate step in to test their friendship and the faith. With realistic and “I can believe that” circumstances, they must learn to trust in God and not only on themselves nor in some cases each other. Great 5 star read Shana Burton tells a real life story with the ability to keep you entertained and encouraged from the first page

Friday, August 9, 2013

You’ve Got It Bad

You’ve Got It Bad By Marissa Monteilh Dr. Makkai “Feelgood” Worthy is back in the highly requested sequel to Dr.FeelGood originally released in 2007. Makkai Worthy is a gifted heart surgeon and even more gifted in bed, which is where the name Dr.Feelgood, is given to him by his many lovers. Makkai somewhat settled down with the birth of his daughter, sister, nie

ce… Fonda, (Yes all in one) and Nurse Mary Jane Cherry. Everything is great until a birthday present tells that he’s up to his old tricks again. Mary Jane is the only mother Fonda has ever known. Her real mother (Monday), Laurinda Askins, left her the day she was born. Mary Jane became the surrogate mother and live in lover. Makkai was enjoying the stability but can not resist temptation and being thrown at him. Mary Jane leaves him after 5 years and the cycle that he once had starts all over again. Makkai blames his father for this generational curse. His dad taught him how to be a womanizer and also how to slay a woman in bed. His dad was a rolling stone and it seems Makkai is taking the same direction. Lois, Laurinda, Mary Jane, and the rest of the Worthy women, tell their stories in their own voice, in this fascinating look of how people get themselves caught up over a good piece of ….! And what lengths they go through to get what they want. Dr.Feelgood’s adventures take a serious twist that really cause him to take pause and revaluate his lifestyle and put things into proper perspective. But is it too late? You’ve Got It Bad was a GREAT read and I give it 5 stars! Marissa Monteilh has a way of pulling you into the story like a fly on the wall From the author of MAKE ME HOT comes a steamy tale of a popular heart surgeon and his four women, told in their own voices. They call him Dr. Feelgood . . . One woman would never be enough to satisfy noted cardiologist Dr. Makkai Worthy, better known by his sex partners as Dr. Feelgood. Womanizer extraordinaire, he's a chip off the old block of his rolling-stone papa and commitment isn't an option. At 37 and single, he's happier than he's ever been, living the lifestyle of the rich and fine. A gifted surgeon, Dr. Feelgood knows how to operate in the O.R. by day. But by night, it's his smooth operations in the bedroom that are driving his four main squeezes crazy. First, there's demanding-diva Georgia. She's bound and determined to be the doctor's one and only until suspicions arise that she's keeping something on the down low. Mary Jane is a sweetheart of a nurse who works in Dr. Feelgood's cardiology unit. He tries to stay hands off, until a player friend starts to make a move and he's forced to stake his claim. Self-absorbed Monday is as fast as the day is long, and she boasts that she can bag any man without getting serious; but the sexually talented Dr. Feelgood flips the script and uncovers another side of Monday. Spicy Salina's white husband is not one to share, so when he's sent to jail for choking the good doctor, the drama really begins. Dr. Feelgood's escapades as a true player could force him to finally settle down, or they might just motivate him to begin another affair of the heart. Watch out, because the ladies are lining up, and the doctor is in . . . Marissa Monteilh is a former commercial actress and television news reporter. A single mother of three, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and is currently developing projects for television and film. Marissa again signed with HarperCollins for her third title, Hot Boyz, and the next year wrote two books for Kensington/Dafina. The first Dafina book, Make Me Hot (re-released as Morgan's Makeover in 2012), was a 2006 African-American Literary Award nominee. The second title, Dr. Feelgood, was released in 2007, and re-released in March 2011. Life Changing Books published Something He Can Feel in 2008. The self-published ebook version was pubbed on March 1, 2011. The long-awaited sequel in the Hot Boyz trilogy, called Hot Girlz, hit the shelves on October 29, 2011. Marissa's first ebook novella, The Six-Letter Word, was released in July of 2012, and an ebook novella regarding the ultimate best-friend betrayal, Turnabout is Fair Play, debuted on October 15, 2012. Both novellas were bought by Black Expressions and released as a one of a kind, 2-in-1 exclusive omnibus on May 11, 2013. And in July of 2013, the highly requested sequel to Dr. Feelgood, called You've Got It Bad, hit the shelves. The final title in the Hot Boyz trilogy, L.A. Husbands and Wives is set for 2015. Marissa is a regular contributor to the literary blog, Novel Spaces, and she mentors new authors, answering questions via a monthly conference call on a comp basis. Originally from Los Angeles, Marissa now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her family.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Deep Fried Trouble by Tyora Moody

About the Book

Widowed and officially retired, EUGEENA PATTERSON throws herself into organizing the neighborhood association. This presents a great opportunity to re-connect with old friends and get to know new neighbors like recently widowed Amos Jones, that is until Eugeena stumbles upon her estranged neighbor’s dead body. Eugeena’s daughter is fingered as a prime suspect, but where is she?

Determined to find her missing daughter, Eugeena and Amos sort through a list of neighbors with shady or unknown backgrounds. The more she searches, the more Eugeena becomes unsure about this neighborhood association idea. Someone closer than Eugeena thinks, wants to keep it that way.

About the Author

Serving up a creative mix, flavored with FAITH.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. — 1 Colossians 3:17 NIV

Tyora Moody is an author and entrepreneur. Her debut novel, When Rain Falls, was released March 2012 (Urban Christian). This is the first book in the Victory Gospel series. The second book in the Victory Gospel Series, When Memories Fade, was released in April 2013 (Urban Christian).

Deep Fried Trouble, the first book in the Eugeena Patterson Mystery series will be released June 2013.

Tyora has coined her books as Soul-Searching Suspense. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and American Christian Fiction Writers. She served as a judge for the Christy Awards for three years.

She owns and operates, a design and marketing company. For over twelve years, she has worked with authors, small business owners and non-profit organizations to develop their online presence. For free tips, how-to guides and e-courses, visit

When Tyora isn’t working for a client or doing something literary, she enjoys spending time with family, catching a movie on the big screen, traveling and when the mood hits her, baking cookies. Visit the author online at

Deep Fried Trouble Contest

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The perfect Mothers Day gift!

Does your Mom have everything and you can’t figure out what to give her this year?

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

A House Divided by Kimberla Lawson Roby

A House Divided by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Curtis and Charlotte Black’s son Matthew, has just had a baby boy with his girlfriend Racquel. Little MJ arrives early because of a blow up at Racquel’s baby shower, between Racquels mother, Vanessa and Charlotte. They are determined to not let the control freak Charlotte, manipulate them or MJ.

Once the baby is home at Vanessa’s home with his mother, Charlotte is feeling slighted and is not happy that she can’t see MJ on her terms. The narcissist that she is devises plans to not only see her grandson on her own terms, but to keep him for good.

Curtis Black keeps having skeletons fall out of closets. This latest one he has no idea where it could be coming from, but from the details in a letter sent to the church, he knows are true and could ruin everything.

The ladder they both have used to reach for what they wanted, is about to go down and they are going down with it.

As always Kimberla has given us another fantastic tale that is so believable that you get the impression she’s telling somebody’s true story.

5 Stars Great Job Kimberla

ISBN-13: 978-1455526062

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Perfect Marriage By Kimberla Lawson Roby

The Perfect Marriage By Kimberla Lawson Roby

Denise and Derrick seem to have it all They were the perfect couple, they have a perfect life, they have the perfect marriage. Nothing is ever what it seems. I pill, a line, the death of a family member and keeping up appearances isn’t perfect, especially when the perfect couple is in denial. They didn’t have a problem, because they where perfect. They weren’t like the others, Derrick was being dramatic and he was blowing everything out of proportion. Denise had everything under control. And they suffered great consequences for their illusions.

This book was OUTSTANDING. So much was packed into this powerful and extremely emotional story. In reading this, I felt like a fly on the wall. This story was so well told, I felt like I was there first hand. And I cried for them.

This has got to be one of the best stories Kimberla Lawson Roby has ever penned.

Perfect 5 Stars

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Don’t Tell A Soul By Tiffany L. Warren

Don’t Tell A Soul

Tiffany L. Warren

When a possible “package” scares Eva into a new direction, she is led to The New Faith Church for food for her body and her soul. She becomes friends with Yvonne who invites her to be a part of the Sister to Sister Group. Her baggage and secrets she won’t tell a soul, but Yvonne’s genuine spirit takes Eva under her wing with open arms and heart. She pulls Eva in and shows her nothing but love no matter what demons follow her.

Yvonne who has had her share of drama, loving her husband and not herself for 20 years, is now happy and comfortable in her own skin. She is the perfect example of forgiveness and love and a “King” wants her as his Queen.

Pam and her husband Troy have had a good life but a songbird named Aria and a dark fast and dangerous, Logan, put their marriage to the test. She’s tired of her life as a writer being put on hold for her husbands failing career. He’s putting everything on her and God so if he fails it’s on her and God.

Taylor has her hands full with her man-child; 11 year old son Joshua, her new hubby Spencer and her deadbeat baby daddy and Yvonne’s shady ex-husband Luke, who is free from jail who is now claiming a new leaf… and now wants a relationship with a son he doesn’t really know.

This sisterhood is what love is, these ladies meet up to soothe their souls and they come humbly to God and each other asking for forgiveness and freedom from foolishness

This is the first book I’ve read from Tiffany L. Warren, it won’t be the last. I really enjoyed her voice, sense of humor and messages.

4 Stars great job Tiffany!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Breaking All My Rules by Trice Hickman



Breaking All My Rules

Trice Hickman

She is

Erica Stanford owner of a very upscale life and bath and body shop named Opulence. She is gorgeous, smart, sexy and jaded from a relationship that wasn’t going to be her happily ever after.

He is

Jerome Kimbrough a handsome and sexy blue collar sanitation worker with dreams. He’s had a tough start in life but is ambitious and focused on what he wants. He’s paid for and still paying for choices he made

They are

on jury duty, and the defendant is not the only one on trial, they are being judged by friends, fauxs and past indiscretions and lives.

Dating a man like Jerome was against all her rules. Dating a woman like Erica was his dream..


always steps in at the most inconvenient time. When things and relationships are already fragile and guarded, crazy comes and causes unexpected interruptions, with a twist

This 5 star read was great!

Trice Hickman knows how to build anticipation and how to satisfy readers with challenging characters and provocative storylines.

The 11th Commandment

The 11th Commandment

By Lutishia Lovely

This is #8 of the Hallelujah Love series; let me introduces you to the “Lovely” couples

Frieda Moore Livingston and Clark Livingston. He thought he could turn a trick into a wife but Frieda got more game than Monopoly and secrets that he never bargained for. She has everything she’s ever dreamed of and “some”.

Hope and Cy (Cyclone) Taylor Have a awesome marriage built on trust and love, but a “Tricky” college sweetheart turns up asks him to do something only the good lord and a trusting wife would allow him to do.

Stacy Grayson Johnson and husband Tony’s marriage was good until an injury sidelined his football career and his life He’s not just having trouble with his knees but a “leg” too. Right before her eyes, the husband changes into someone she doesn’t want to know.

Bo and Darius Crenshaw Bo is the love of Darius’s life and has fought Stacy, other women and men off his superstar husband. But when Paz comes into the picture, shiggity just got real

Some have broken every commandment, every chance they got. and all of these relationships will be tried tested but which will be found true?

I really enjoyed this 8th installment or the Hallelujah Love series. Lutishia has a way of telling a story of faith, love and hope, that always commands my attention. Her characters are real people in a real world in real life and current storylines. Her stories always make you question your heart and make you ask what would I do in this situation? Lovely always prevails!

5 Star read!!!

The Eleventh Commandment-Lutishia-Lovely

Friday, February 1, 2013

New Releases for 2013

I haven’t been this excited about creating a list of books I really want to read in a long time. Our authors are doing it and doing it well! This is just my short list up until May! There are many more coming out in the first 6 months of 2013 that I have not gotten wind of yet, so check back I will be adding more as I find or about them.

The books listed are in my bookstore shown here

As I read these books I will be posting my reviews

Out Now!!

Holy Mayhem by Pat G’Orge Walker

Running From Solace by Nakia R. Laushaul

A Perfect Peace by Daniel Black

12 Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

Scandalous by Victoria Christopher Murray

Destiny’s Divas by Victoria Christopher Murray

Politics Escorts and Blackmail by Pynk

One Last Cry by Manswell Peterson

Bailey and The Bully by Alexis J.


The Tribal Wife by Angelia V. Menchan Ebook

Turnabout is Fair Play by Pynk Ebook

New Releases


Don’t Tell A Soul by Tiffany L. Warren 1-29-13

A Deeper Love Sister Souljah 1-29-13

The Ex Wife by Candice Dow 1-29-13

The Man in 3b by Carl Weber 1-29-13

When Baldwin Loved Brenden by Electa Rome Parks 1-29-13


Fly Betty by Treasure Blue 2-5-13

Beautiful Dirty Rich JD Mason 2-19-13

Breaking My Own Rules by Trice Hickman 2-26-13

Eleventh Commandment by Lutishia Lovely 2-26-13

Friends and Foes by ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray 2-26-13

All I ever Wanted by Francis Ray 2-26-13


The Rich Girl Club by Honey B / Mary B. Morrison 3-26-13

When Memories Fade by Tyora Moody 3-26-13


Decadence by Eric Jerome Dickey 4-21-13


All My Love by Francis Ray 5-14-13

Never Keeping Secrets by Niobia Bryant 5 28-13

Readers, do you know of any books coming out that you are really excited about? What’s on your list??
AUTHORS MENTIONED, PLEASE in the comment section, post your website and a synopsis of your book and tour dates

Don't forget to order bookmarks to go with your new books!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Simply Said Reading Accessories Book Festivals and Events 2013

Book Festivals and Events 2013

• Here are some book festivals and other venues that are happening in 2013. As more come up, they will be added to the list so check back often and sign up for newsletter.

• Please also check your local and state events in your area.

• Don’t forget libraries, churches, multi-cultural fests, and community activities that have yearly events

• If you have an event you would like to add or share please contact me so I can add your contribution to the list.

• It’s almost impossible to be at every event, so if you can’t be there… Send Swag, coupons, Skype, review copies and Ebook downloads.

• Some of these events are VERY expensive, Share and team up to split the costs

• Sororities, Fraternities and other organizations check regional events and local chapters

• If you can’t afford to vend at the event, go any way and network

• Some events are not selling venues

• While visiting these events, look up book clubs in the area. Let them know you’ll be participating, encourage them to come or arrange a book club meeting or 2 while you’re there


• Zora Neale Hurston Fest January 26- February 3 2013 Eatonville Florida

• National Coalition of 100 Black Women January 23-36 New Orleans, Louisiana


• Holla February 2 North Carolina

• Bronner Brothers Mid Winter hair show February 16-18 Atlanta Georgia


• Jazz in the Gardens March 16-17 Miami Gardens, Florida

• The National Black Writers Conference March 30, Brooklyn New York


• World Natural Hair Health April 27-28 Atlanta, Georgia

• L.A. Times April 20-21 Las Angeles. California

• Detroit Hair Wars April 28, Detroit, Michigan


• Romantic Times May 1-5 Kansas City, Missouri

• Romance Slam Jam May 2-5 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

• Book Expo America May 29- June 1 Manhattan, New York

• The Black Party (to be announced)

• Hudson Children’s Festival May 4 New York


• New York Book fest June 21 New York


• Romance Writers of America July 17-20 Atlanta, Georgia

• Harlem Book Festival July 20 New York

• Essence Music Festival July 4-7 New Orleans, Louisiana

• Delta Sigma Theta Centennial National Convention July 11-17 Washington, DC


• The Chocolate Social August 1 Atlanta, Georgia

• National Book Club Conference August 2-4 Atlanta, Georgia

• Bronner Brothers Hair Show August Atlanta, Georgia

• Tom Joyner Family Reunion August 29-September 3 Orlando, Florida

• Alpha Kappa Alpha National Conference August 7-10 New Orleans, Louisiana

• African American Literary Awards New York (Date pending)


• The Decatur Book Festival September 7-9 Decatur, Georgia

• Baltimore Book fest September 29-29 Baltimore, Maryland

• Brooklyn Book Festival September 22 Brooklyn New York

• The Congressional Black Caucus September 18-21 Washington, DC


• Black Book Festival October 24-26 Houston, Texas

• OOSA Pajama Jam October 26 Tentative date

• National Coalition of 100 Black Women October 9-13 Las Vegas, Nevada

• Cavalcade of Authors October 11-13 Chicago, Illinois


• Miami Book Festival November17-24 outdoor fair 22-24 Miami, Florida


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