Literary Spotlight: Bloody Chedda, CJ Hudson

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About The Book

Big Mo is back and more vicious than ever as he goes back to Cleveland to resume his place as the top dog in the drug game. With his entire crew allegedly wiped out, Big Mo brings a hit man along with him to serve as his enforcer while he assembles a new Chedda Boyz crew. His brother Chaz, who still thinks that Mo is dead, has also assembled a crew in his attempt to put the Cleveland drug scene in a stranglehold. Once the two of them meet up, they form a lethal allegiance and make plans to overthrow current kingpin, Jose Cuevas. But before they can put their plan into motion, a new player has emerged on the scene. G-Boy, a cat from New York has stepped onto the field with dreams of making a fortune in C-Town. Bringing along goons who kill first and ask questions later, G-Boy is a serious problem for Mo and Chaz. As the two crews battle it out for drug dealing supremacy, a lone wolf stalks Mo with the intentions of murdering him and anyone close to him. The lone wolf has fifty thousand reasons to see Mo dead. But if the lone wolf is not careful, someone just might beat em to the punch.

Book Review

From the time I started reading I couldn’t put this book down it was on and poppin pure action it took me one day to read it, damn good! Part 1,2,3 ,what can I say… Mr.Hudson you the man I wish their were more stars to give! -Amazon Reviewer

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About The Author

Author C.J Hudson hails from the east side of Cleveland where he grew up surrounded by crime, violence, and drugs. Determined to not succumb to that way of living, he attended Kent State university for one year. An avid reader for the past eighteen years, C.J was introduced to urban fiction by his future wife when she gave him Carl Weber’s Married Men. Although he enjoyed his first urban fiction novel, C.J craved to read about the type of street stories that he saw on a daily basis in the inner city. That’s when he started going to Borders and searching out Street lit books. He quickly came across K’wan’s classic novel Gangsta. He then went on a reading barrage and read everything from T-Styles to Triple Crown novels. Shortly after that C.J was laid off from his job as a machine opperator. While laid off, C.J. decided to try his hand at writing. After writing his first manuscript entitled Skeletons, he wrote the manuscript that got him a publishing deal with Life Changing Books, Chedda Boyz. He then wrote his second novel, Next Door Nympho, which was also published by LCB. C.J then branched out on his own, writing and self-publishing six more novels. Hood Luv, Hood Lawz, A Love 2 Die 4, Knuckleheadz, and Mo Chedda and Bloody Chedda(The second and third book in the Chedda Boyz trilogy) C.J is currently working on an ebook short titled Bullets & Bloodlines.

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The Bizness: Working With A Graphic Designer

The graphic designer plays a very important role in the success of a book. Many people say don’t judge a book by its cover, but the truth is that a book cover can make or break your sales.  Today, I want to introduce you to a graphic designer that I highly recommend for her integrity and professionalism and give you a few tips to use when working with a designer.

Tips from DC Bookdiva

  1. When considering a graphic designer, always ask for a reference.
  2. Be sure the designer provides you with the master file for your works. The master file is the original file that your cover was created in, not just the jpg file for your works. If the file was created in photo shop, get that file sent to you. You own this file once you have paid for it. It is important to have this file in case you have updates later during the life span of your book and need to make changes to it.
  3. Make sure the designer use images that are royalty free and also used with permission from the photographer and or model. It is the responsibility of the designer to keep all releases on file if any issues arrive.

 

Meet graphic designer Nuance.  Nuance is responsible for some of the hottest covers in the game right now. What I like about her works is that she is professional and her turn-around time for projects is timely.  In addition, she values all of her clients and does her best to provide them all with quality service.

 

Tips from Nuance

  1. You have to spend money to make money. Do not be cheap on your book cover designs. Do not be afraid to spend money to make you look good.
  2. Have an idea of what you want. What are you trying to convey to your audience? Make sure to approach designers with this information.
  3. Do not be afraid to speak your mind, say what you want and how you want. The more you tell us, the better we can service you.

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The Bizness: Become A Successful Author

 

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About The Book

The publishing industry has shifted 180° in the decade Deatri has worked in it as a developmental editor and author. The traditional route is no longer the only way to become a legitimate published author, and self publishing is no longer a dirty little secret. As an author, should you travel the traditional or self published route? Become A Successful Author does not tell you to pick one over the other or pit one against the other. Become A Successful Author gives you steps to capitalize on the strengths of both to build a strong brand readers can’t get enough of. What is branding? How do you grow a large, loyal reader base? How do you break into traditional publishing? How do you publish your backlist? How do you format a book? How do you find your target audience? How do you market your books? It’s all in there and a whole lot more. With the advances in technology, anyone can be a published author, but not all authors are successful. Keep your focus: Increase quality, credibility and visibility of your brand.

Book Review

A fantastic book! A must have for every writer, published or not.

I am the author of six published print books and have since had the publication rights revert back to me. I wanted to digitally publish them myself, but had no idea how to go about it. I consulted an author friend who has published over 30 books, and she recommended this book, Become a Successful Author. She couldn’t have given me any better advice! King-Bey’s book is like having an experienced expert holds your hand every step of the way! There wasn’t a single question about digital publishing that this book didn’t answer and answer in depth. As a result I have now published two eBooks from my backlist, and will soon digitally publish the rest.

Although I was already a published author and mostly interested in the digital publishing information, the book gives a multitude of great advice and guidance for the unpublished author as well. The book is such a complete reference for writing for publication that I now recommend it to every aspiring writer who asks me about becoming published.

As an extra plus, King-Bey’s writing style is witty and humorous, making what might otherwise be difficult to digest technical information a pleasure–even fun–to read.

King-Bey has written a book that is a virtual curriculum in becoming (and staying) published.

 

 

About The Author

Deatri King-Bey began in the publishing industry in 2001 as an editor for Third World Press Inc., the oldest African-American owned publishing company in the country. Though she supported the non-fiction and literary mission of Third World Press Inc., she found commercial fiction more to her liking. On the fiction side of developmental editing, she freelanced for several publishing houses 0ver the years and has edited for authors such as L. A. Banks, Beverly Jenkins and a host of others. Deatri is also a women’s fiction and romance author. In 2008, her title Whisper Something Sweet won the Emma Award for Best Steamy Romance of the Year. Deatri also writes dangerously sexy suspense with Curtis L. Alcutt under the pseudonym L. L. Reaper. Their first installment of the Black Widow and the Sandman series is available.

Deatri is currently the Chair of the Romance Slam Jam Organization, the place for readers and authors of Black romance to meet, is writing, editing, conducting workshops and whatever else she can get into.

On a personal note, Deatri fell in love with and married her hero while they were in the military together. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Chicago State University and raised three fantastic daughters who have given her three fantastic grandchildren. Currently, she lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband of twenty-four years.

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Literary Spotlight: Sweet Malevolence by Najee Jamerson

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When Alexia Salazar and Cayo meet, they don’t expect the journey that ahead of them. Alexia is next in line to take the throne of her father’s lucrative drug empire. Cayo is one of the most notorious hit men anyone has ever come across. So what are the two doing together? A night of passion leads them down a path of destruction when a hit for six million dollars is put out on Alexia and her Alano. Cayo’s team is hired for the job. It gets worst when one of the assassins is Sade, Cayo’s ex – wife who he still cares about deeply. When tragedy strikes the Salazar home, Alexia is out for blood and will stop at nothing to get the people responsible. Cayo on the other hand is trying to protect Alexia and Sade from each other. Will Alexia find the person responsible for the hit on her family or will Sade kill her first? Will Cayo be able to convince his ex – wife to about the suicide mission or will the chance of six million dollars be too great for Sade to turn down?

About the Author

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Najee Jamerson was born in Long Beach California and raised in Bellflower California with her mother and three brothers. She wrote her first novel, ‘Rescue Me’ at age fourteen after seeing one of her best friends writing a story. She never thought about writing until she read one of her best friend’s stories and told herself “I can do that.” From then on Najee never put down her pen; she fell in love with writing. It was a match made in heaven.

At age fifteen Najee received a publishing deal but it crumbled shortly after. In spite of the outcome, Najee was still determined to have her manuscripts read and published. She knew writing was what she was meant to do and she wasn’t going to have it any other way. By age sixteen, Najee had well over thirty unpublished manuscripts under her belt.

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Save The Date: Author Chat and Book Signing w/ Treasure Blue

Thursday, February 14, 2013  – Washington, DC

3pm-5pm  – Author Chat and Book Signing,

Dorothy Height Library

3935 Benning Road, NE

Washington,DC 20019

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About The Book

IN THE MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR A YEAR ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY THERE IS a secret society of women that few are privy to. All of these women are vying for one thing – an opportunity to live a luxurious, lavish lifestyle by snagging a rich and famous singer, rapper or athlete.Betty Blaise, or Fly Betty to those who truly know her, was not in it to be a wife or even the baby momma of a wealthy public figure – she had her sights set higher, much higher. While most of these women use sex as their weapon of choice, Betty, a senior majoring in psychology, has developed skills she learned from her mother’s diaries that prove much more powerful.Up until now Betty has lived her life according to her own strict rules and standards, refusing to compromise for anyone, even if it potentially meant shielding herself from true love. But when she encounters a man that she would never have anticipated falling for in a million years, the very tools she used so effectively against men begin to turn against her – and deadly consequences are sure to follow.