Save The Date: Author Chat and Book Signing w/ Vonda Howard

Join us with Author Vonda Howard

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Watha T. Daniel Library

1630 7th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

2pm-4pm

Devon’s Perfect Paris

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Synopsis: Devon is a free spirited up and coming photographer on a mission; she wants to be the next biggest thing in the fashion world. All her dreams are on the verge of coming true when one of fashion’s biggest and most influential magazines, SMOLDER calls her up and offers her the position she has been waiting for; a chance to shoot a full spread for them in Paris! Her do-nothing, hustle-man boyfriend Ray, is no longer in the picture and she arrives in Paris ready to make all her dreams come true.

Enter Max Ethan Wesbury.

He’s tall, smart and sexy as hell; all the things she normally loves in a man. However, remnants from her past relationship still linger in her heart and mind.  Things are working out fantastic at the mag all the things she dreamed about are starting to come true. Before long, jealousy and envy try to bring all the things she has worked so hard for to an abrupt halt and before long, Devon is starting to wonder just how “perfect” Paris is after all.

Bio:

Vonda Howard grew up in Southeast DC and has been writing since 10 years old. In 2007 she wrote her first self-published novel named “Diamond Lives, Platinum Lies” which was a huge success. Her second book, “It’s Always The Pretty Ones” (released in 2008) had very similar success. In June 2009, she was signed to Anexander Books where she released the very popular “D-Cup Divas” Series that spotlighted confident and beautiful plus size characters.

Vonda Howard also runs her own graphic design firm, Cupcake Creative Studio, which has serviced such well known clients as Brian W. Smith, Torrian Ferguson, Kaira Denee and Marissa Monteilh. She is also the Owner and Editor-In-Chief of the multi-award winning Black Literature Magazine.

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Save The Date: Author Chat and Booksigning w/ Monica Mathis – Stowe

Join us with Author Monica Mathis Stowe
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Watha T. Daniel Library
1630 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
7pm-9pm

About the Author

 

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At age ten, she was introduced to the world of romantic fiction by an older cousin who worked at a local library, and it was “love at first read.” She simply couldn’t get enough. Reading for fun opened her mind to new experiences.

As a teenager, she decided to become a writer on a hot, summer day while reading in her bedroom. Having just finished a chapter where the author described a ski resort so vividly, she got up from her bed and looked out her bedroom window expecting to see snow-tipped mountains and feel frigid temperatures. She wanted that power-the ability to make people feel and experience life through her words and stories.

Instead of just reading novels, she studied them, determined to create entertaining stories like the published authors whose work she enjoyed. Her favorite authors include Jackie Collins, Terry McMillan, Mary Higgins Clark and Carl Weber. She enjoys reading all genres, but her favorite is contemporary and romantic fiction with strong, independent women as lead characters.

Her novels describe the drama in relationships among families, lovers, friends, and colleagues. She likes to take her readers on a roller-coaster ride of emotions that will make them laugh, cry, gasp, think, and question people and their actions.

Her first novel, Where Did We Go Wrong? is scheduled to hit bookstores in April 2012. In the meantime, she is busy at work on future novels. There is nothing more exciting to her than creating a fictional world with flawed characters who consume her thoughts and tell her how they want the story to play out.

Monica is a native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of Nyack College with a degree in Organizational Management. When she’s not pounding the keyboard crafting her next novel, she works as an investigator in the metropolitan Washington area. She currently lives in Prince George’s County, Maryland, with her brave, sexy firefighter husband and their loving, handsome son.

In her free time, she travels as much as she can, but when she’s home, she’s surrounded by her family and friends. She is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and several writers’ networks and groups.

Life is good!

About Where Did We Go Wrong

 

True friends help you through the consequences of poor judgment when no one else will.
Best friends Gabby, Maxine and Joy protect each other at all costs, even if it means keeping secrets that turn their lives upside down. Gabby has no boundaries when it comes to getting what she wants. She pulls out every trick in the book to keep her daughter’s married father out of their lives but keep his money in her bank account…Maxine lives for her family but when her husband’s excessive spending lands them in more debt than they can handle, the stress takes a toll on their perfect marriage…After Joy’s loyalty to her controlling mother causes her to lose the only man she’s ever loved, she marries a man she barely knows. After her wedding, she quickly realizes she made the biggest mistake of her life and it puts everybody she loves in danger. Unfortunately, someone will have to pay the ultimate price with their life.
Book synopsis for Where Did We Go Wrong Again?
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Forgiveness is the pulse that sustains all friendships.
The most anticipated sequel of the year…Where Did We Go Wrong? left readers asking, “Who got shot?” Where Did We Go Wrong Again? continues immediately after the shooting. One of the beloved central characters is critically wounded and another is murdered. The bonds of friendship and love are tested after the tragedy causes all involved to make irrational decisions that complicate their lives even more. Nothing will ever be the same as everyone is forced to make monumental, life-altering decisions. Can relationships be salvaged in time to help one another through the consequences of poor judgment?

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Save The Date: Author Chat and Murder In Germantown Booksigning w/ Author Rahiem Brooks

Join us as we chat with Author Rahiem Brooks!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Watha T. Daniel Library

1630 7th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

2pm-4pm

About the Author

Rahiem Jerome Brooks is the breakout novelist with an overwhelming reservoir of criminal tales that motivate American denizen to be overprotective with their personal data, i.e. social security number, pin number, and account number. He is a member of the Mystery Writer’s of America, and his debut street thriller, LAUGH NOW won 2010 African-Americans on the Move Book Club’s Book of the Year & he earned 2011 AAMBC Author of the Year. LAUGH NOW also the Most Creative Plot at the DMV Expo’s Creative Excellent Awards. Rahiem was also nominated as Self-Published Author of the Year at the 2011 African-American Literary Awards.

Since 1995, Rahiem Brooks has done hundreds of interviews with con men and swindlers in county, state and federal prisons; after all, he was locked down in them, too. He spawned tougher white collar crimes law and the Truncated Act. Hollywood blockbusters like Oceans Eleven and Italian Job that do not affect ordinary citizens are nothing more than entertainment. Through fictional accounts of his former crimes, Rahiem conveys the types of white-collar crimes that obstruct the livelihood of identity theft victims, by chronicling how con men acquire someones identity profile from an avaricious car salesman or medical records specialist for a small fee, and commences to rob the national economy to the tune of 14-billion dollars a year. Rahiems novels prompt retailers to thoroughly scrutinize every transaction, and not to allow a teenager to use the credit card in the name, Dr. John Warwick. Sounds absurd, and it is; however, successful swindlers like Rahiem has used credit cards with the last name Romanovski, Wu, and Philippidis. A glimpse at Rahiems press photo evidence, he is not a Wu.

Some of Rahiem’s other published books include: CON TEST (Prodigy Publishing Group) released 4-11-11, and DIE LATER (Prodigy Publishing Group) released 11-18-11, the highly anticipated sequel to the published novel, LAUGH NOW (Prodigy Publishing Group).

Rahiem Brooks studied Film/TV at the University of California, Los Angeles, and currently lives in Philadelphia building his Prodigy Publishing Group brand.

About Murder In Germantown

 

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A smooth, savvy, sardonic, gay, criminal law attorney, Ravonne Lemmelle has been hired fresh out of Harvard Law School to Savino, Martir and Associates, a large Philadelphia firm. A recently separated, single father of one, with a few acquittals under his belt, he’s got a soft spot for no one, but the law. On a dark January morning, Wydell James was arrested for killing several people attending a party in Germantown: a section of North Philadelphia. Now he’s in a jail cell with no one to turn too, but his childhood friend, Ravonne Lemmelle. One thing makes Ravonne feel powerful; forcing prosecutors to dig deep into their legal coffers to sit across the courtroom from him. His investigation turns up more suspects, a new purpose to kill, and Ravonne realizes the power is closer—and more obtainable—than he could ever possibly known. Things become more complex when two people enters his life: his estranged wife and a serial killer. But Ravonne’s one purpose: an acquittal for Wydell James.

Stop The Press: Fast Lane Entertainment presents the highly anticipated novel, Money Ain’t Everything

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Fast Lane Entertainment presents the highly anticipated novel, Money Ain’t Everything, a novel based on a true story of one man’s climb to the top by all means.

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Award winning author Eyone Williams is back again with his sixth novel, but this time he has taken true events and fictionalized them in way that only he could do.  With research that dates back to Panama in the early 80s and District of Columbia court cases from the 90s, Eyone has crafted a story that really digs deep into the underworld and shows the devastating effects of the drug game on all that come in contact with it for the sake of money.

Money Ain’t Everything begins in the slums of Panama City, Panama where the main character, Vicioso, is striving and struggling to survive and climb out of poverty the only way he knows how.  Readers go on a journey with Vicioso from Panama to the U.S. as he chases a better life for himself and his family.  Dangers of all kinds present themselves as money becomes the main focus of everyone in Vicioso’s circle.  The drug game threatens to destroy everything good in Vicioso’s life as he tries his best to keep his family together.

“I try my best to come from a different angle every time I write a book.” says Eyone.  “In urban fiction, some stories are told over and over again.  I try my best never to be a part of that trend in the genre, so I went back in time and took some real life events and fictionalized them to give readers a real feel of what it’s like for people who really live the lives that books, movies, and music make popular.

Fast Lane Entertainment promotes, publishes, and markets authors in the urban genre. For more information about Author Eyone Williams and Fast Lane Entertainment visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/eyone.williams. Money Ain’t Everything is available on e-readers, dcbookdiva.com and in stores January 2013.

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