I just wanted to share a blog from my editor Untamed Publishing about my new book The Layover! This was a surprise post. I had no idea they would share my book release on their blog! I am excited for tomorrow’s release. Pre-order your copy today! Check out the log feature here.
After a very short hiatus I’m back!!! Let the games begin. While I was gone I found my new favorite store. I am so excited. My hubby and I are in Greenville, SC and we saw an interesting store that resells used books, DVDs, games, music and electronics. I tell you I could spend hours in the book section alone. 2nd & Charles was heaven and I left floating on a cloud.
They had a summer sale on all fiction book that just so happened to end the day I was there.! The sale was buy 3 get 2 Free!!! Here is the stash I left with.
I wanted more, by I had to reign myself in. All of this was $15.06. Can you say HAPPY!!! My poor husband could not understand my elation, but I know my writer friends will. That’s all for now and remember…
Today’s featured author is the last in the series Black Authors I LOVE! that celebrated some of my favorite writers for Black History Month. I wanted to shake things up a bit since this is Leap Year and all so I chose Twyla Turner who is a self published author. She writes BBW Erotica and is my favorite writer in this genre. I know what you’re thinking because before last year I would never have read a book in this genre. I stumbled upon the book Scarred and the cover drew me in. I know they say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but in this case it was dead on. I took a chance and read the book and I was hooked. Miss Turner is a very gifted writer who creates characters that make you fall in love. Read more about her and the series that started it all for me in the interview I did for my Couch Convos Series. Click Here to read the interview.
The featured author for Day 28 of my Black Authors I LOVE! series is Ralph Ellison. Best known for his book “The Invisible Man.” No this isn’t the sci-fi version of a man taking a potion that makes him invisible like in the movies. This book focus on the social issues facing African Americans in the twentieth century as well as personal identity of a black man who thought himself invisible in the world he lived in. My favorite quote from this work is “I am invisible, understand because people refuse to see me.”
The features author for Day 27 in my Black Authors I LOVE! series is Ann Petry. To be honest I was unfamiliar with this author until last year when I read an article about her book “The Street” about a single mother raising a son in Harlem and the social injustices they faced. Let me just say I was sleeping in this author, but was happy to awaken. Mrs. Petry was the first black female novelist to sell over a million copies of her book.(The Street) Do yourself a favor if you haven’t read this one, run out now or download it to you device. You won’t be sorry.
The featured author for my Black Authors I LOVE! series today is Toni Morrison. Mrs. Morrison is a well known writer of novels that touch on very deep and thought provoking topics such as rape, sexual abuse, and racism just to name a few. The way she strings words together to tell a story is very musical in my opinion. Her words sing off of the page and capture your imagination. That could be one reason she won the Nobel Prize for Literature as well as the Pulitzer Prize. She is not only a novelist, but an editor and professor emeritus at Princeton University.