Author Chat and Book Signing w/ RJ Champ

AbeautifulsatanMeet Author RJ Champ

May 16, 2013

William O Lockridge/Bellevue Library

115 Atlantic Street SW

Washington, DC 20032

6pm-8pm

About The Author

R.J. Champ is a self-taught author and native of Washington, DC. His passion and creativity for writing has given him the drive and vision to enlighten the urban genre and it’s readers with compelling new story lines, plots, and characters that will take the realm of urban street lit to unchatered territories and exciting new regions that have yet to be explored. R.J. Champ’s in depth knowledge and life experiences on the inner-workings of the street and it’s “Code of Criminal Ethics” has enabled this author to bring to life stories with vivid imagination, and entertain his audience with the hottest cutting edge urban tales-so contemporary-he’s labeled his books: “Urban Adult”.

About The Book

Newly married Angel Rising has it all, beauty, a handsome husband, a professional career, an estate in Suburban Maryland, with more designer clothes and toys then one could imagine. With a life of luxury comes just one problem. A husband who said I do when he really meant I won’ t.

Jovan just can t seem to shake the streets or all the women in it! Hurt, confused and wanting revenge, Angel vows there will be no mistress, no more!

The hunt is on……!

Take a ride with this femme fatale as she turns Washington, DC upside down and proves to her husband just how much of A Beautiful Satan she really is!

Author Chat and Book Signing w/ Eyone Williams

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Meet Author Eyone Williams

Thursday, May 9, 2013

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

115 Atlantic Street, SW

Washington, DC 20032

6pm-8pm

About the Book

Vicioso was born into a world of poverty in the projects of Santa Cruz in Panama City, Panama. He longs for one thing and one thing only: a better life in a better place. With his life on the line and money on his mind this teenager leaves Panama and heads to the US in an effort to provide a better life for himself, his woman, and his family. Money is the only thing that can change his life for the better, yet the power of the dollar is also the very thing that can tear his life apart. Some people will do anything for a dollar, but Vicioso soon learns that Money Ain’t Everything. Watch him climb from the bottom to the top in the only way that he knows how. From New York to Philly all the way to DC, Vicioso takes no shorts about his paper; and what he endures along the way will leave you wondering what will happen next in this street tale. Based on a true story, Money Ain’t Everything takes readers deep inside the underworld.

About the Author

Eyone Williams was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He is a publisher, author, rapper, and actor representing urban life in a way that is uniquely his. Known for hard-core, gritty novels, Eyone made the Don Diva best-seller list with his first novel, Fast Lane (Fast Lane Publications). He followed up his debut novel with Hell Razor Honeys 1 and 2 (The Cartel Publications). He then delivered his readers a short story entitled The Cross (DC Bookdiva Publications). He’s also a staff writer for Don Diva Magazine, his most notable work is featured in Don Diva’s issue 30, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, where he outlined the rise and fall of D.C. street legends Michael “Fray” Salters and Wayne Perry. Eyone’s first acting role was in the movie Dark City (District Hustle). His latest mixtape, A Killer’z Ambition, is a sound track to the novel, A Killer’z Ambition (DC Bookdiva Publications) by Nathan Welch. With the release of his fourth novel, Lorton Legends (DC Bookdiva Publications), Eyone reached new heights in his career and won the AAMBC award for Male Author of The Year for 2012. Always working, Eyone followed up Lorton Legends with another bestseller in Secrets Never Die (DC Bookdiva Publications). Secrets Never Die is soon to be a movie.

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Author Chat and Book Signing w/ Monica Mathis Stowe!

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Meet Monica Mathi- Stowe

Thursday, May 23, 2013

William O Lockridge/Belleuvue Library

115 Atlantic Street SW

Washington, DC

(Books will be available for Purchase)

Chatting and signing: Where Did We Go Wrong and Where Did We Go Wrong Again

About The Author

Monica Mathis-Stowe is a D.C. native but spent a great deal of her formative years in North Carolina. She s an alumnus of Nyack college, earning a B.S. in Organizational Management and works as an investigator in the metropolitan Washington area. 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. 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 debut novel, Where Did We Go Wrong?, hit bookstores in April 2012 and is already a best-seller. The sequel, Where Did We Go Wrong Again? is scheduled to release in March 2013. When she’s not pounding the keyboard crafting her next novel, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her loving son and sexy firefighter husband.

 

About the Book

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.

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Literary Spotlight: Revenge of The Orgasm by G.P.A

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About The Book

Revenge of the Orgasm is an erotic autobiography. It is the epitome of what a “tell all” should be. There is all the sizzle but without any embellishment of events or embarrassment to anyone. Revenge of the Orgasm is a literay journey into sensuality.

About The Author

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G R E A T E S T P O E T A L I V E
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Who is the debonair, award winning, eclectic and inspiring yet motivational man who calls himself G.P.A. which means greatest poet alive? This is not an arrogant statement either, but more so a true revelation of how talented this man truly is. If you have never heard this talented one speak a spoken word, you have truly been deprived an opportunity to get swept away in this poet’s sheer talent. G.P.A. is from the south side of Chicago. He has been writing poetry since 2007 and published his first book of poetry, “The Confessional Heart of a Man” recently he has also written and self-published the scintillating book of sensual poetry, “The Book of 24 Orgasms”.Besides his own works, G.P.A. was the main poetic contributor to both “Chocolate Rose” and “Chocolate Rose 2” also man who support causes that don’t get enough exposure, During Domestic Violence month, he contributed poems to the anthology, Voices Behind the Tears. G.P.A .is the founding member of The League of Extraordinary Poets an organization of poets who take the art of storytelling to another level, G.P.A. is also a member of the Waiting for the Bus collective.A man who takes pride in his work, definitely a voice that one could not easily forget he recently received the 2011 Black Essence Award for Poetry and Charity. G.P.A .has been twice nominated for Poet of the Year in 2011 and “The Book of 24 Orgasms” was nominated for Book of the Year. This poet is one who is not afraid to step outside the box from taboo topics to social awareness, G.P.A is indeed a name poetry and spoken lovers should get familiar with as he prepares to release his first cd of poetry, “The G.P.A. Experience” and the follow-up to his first book, “The Mind of A Poetic UnSub” keep your eyes and ears open because this artist is destined for greatness.
To purchase this book, log on to www.iblowyourmind.net

Literary Spotlight: The Hustle Chronicles 1 and 2 by Blacc Topp

hustlechroniclesAbout The Book

Julius Jr.’s childhood is far less than perfect. He is torn between his mother and father who are going thru a bitter divorce. His world is turned upside down when his father takes him from the comfort of the family home in Benton Harbor Michigan to the brutal streets of South Dallas Texas.
When Julius Jr.’s family is gruesomely murdered his life takes a dramatic turn. His mother Naje’ moves to Texas to care for her youngest son and finds herself drawn into a conspiracy that threatens to not only take the life of her youngest son but hers as well. Roll with Julius as he grows into the ultimate hustler and unrelenting killer that the gang-ridden streets of South Dallas often breeds. Where pimping, drug dealing, treachery and betrayal go hand in hand.

Book Review

I was given this book as a gift and it was truly a wonderful gift. I started reading it at 11am and finished it at 5:19 pm. I could not put it down until it was done. I am anxiously awaiting the next book because I have to know what happens next. I can’t wait to see how the new generation of the Gage brothers handle things. I know they will take things to a completely different level from their father. BlaccTopp did an excellent job and Treasure Blue and Faye Wilkes I thank you from the bottom of my heart for recommending this book.
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Hustle Chronicles Part 2
With Booty Green dead and Julius Jr. being framed for his murder, Naje’, Devon and Angelica scramble to keep Julius from spending the rest of his life in prison. Yellow Shoes and Rabbit want them dead, the Barrera brothers need them alive and their women just want them safe. But Devon and Julius are making more enemies than friends. Angelica is pregnant with Julius’ child and all she wants and needs is a “normal” life, but the Gage family is far from normal. They are a family caught up in lust, wrath, greed, pride, and envy. Five of the seven deadly sins that threaten to tear their family to shreds in this high powered tale of treachery, deceit and murder.
Book Review
I couldn’t wait to get The Hustle Chronicles 2 home and get reading. This book was way more than I could of ever expected. Usually the first book is hard to beat but this book had so many unexpected twists and turns. I could never of imagined what I was about to read next that I actually stayed up half the night reading because I could not put this book down. Blacc Top, you deserve way more than the five stars allowed on the page. The story of the Gage family is so intense and the love for one another could never be measured on any scale. The avenues taken and trails left behind will leave such an impression that anyone who reads this book will be thirsting for more that when they read the third book this will not be enough, we will only be left wanting more and more and more.Not one little detail was missed in this book, from the first book to the second every detail followed each part like a puzzle. The story was so mind catching that you would have known if something was out of place. Great writing! I cannot wait for the third book although once that book is read I will be somewhat sad that it will be the end of the Chronicles. I would love to continue following the life of the Gage family as it so interesting. I’m sure we will have many more great books to read from our Famous Author that no matter what it is he writes it will take our minds for another exciting journey. BTW, love that Shayla!

Thank you for opening your mind to all of us and sharing your talents!

Blacc TopAbout The Author
Blacc Topp was born to a father that was a gangster turned preacher and a mother that was a singer, artist, and scholar. He was born into a family of preachers, pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers, dope fiends, and squares. Blacc Topp was raised on the streets of South Dallas, Texas. After the death of his father, feeling as though he had nowhere to turn he turned to the gang. The neighborhood gang, Dixon Circle 357um Gangsta Crips is where he would learn to become ruthless and unfeeling. Although he was deep in the gang and game he continued his studies for fear that his mother would make him move to Florida.
By the age nineteen he had been shot three times and was on his way to the Texas Department of Corrections with a forty year prison sentence for distribution of narcotics. While inside he lost his youngest sister to the violence of drugs in 1996. After serving seven years he was granted parole (mainly due to his mother’s efforts). He used the education that he obtained inside to land a job at a top engineering firm in Texas. He used his love of word play to push himself to local fame on the hip-hop scene in Texas and Florida but, he would lose his mother to cancer in 2006, only to lose his oldest sister to cancer in 2008 and he knew something had to change. He began to chronicle his life, his mishaps and his capers which gave birth to The Hustle Chronicles, his debut novel and soundtrack of the same name. He is a father to three young children and husband to a beautiful and supportive wife. They reside in the state of Florida.

Literary Spotlight: Frontier Incursion by Leonie Roger (Young Adult Fiction)

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About the Book

For Shanna, joining the Scout Corps had been a dream come true. The Scouts were charged with expanding their knowledge of Frontier, a hostile planet their ancestors had crashlanded on 300 years before. As the youngest in her class, Shanna struggles to find acceptance and respect amongst her older peers – a task made more difficult by the fact that she has not just one, but two of the colonists’ huge feline companions, their starcats.

On a routine patrol, she and the other cadets are swept up in the greatest challenge yet to be faced by the settlers of Frontier. Now they find themselves on the very frontline of a war they knew nothing about, and possibly the Federation of Race’s last chance against the hostile Garsal. Suddenly their world has changed, and in ways never dreamed of by Shanna and her fellow scouts.

 

Book Review

I am not usually a reader of sci-fi/fantasy so I am not the regular ‘target market’ for this book. Nor am I a young adult (thirty-something).. but I must say that I absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed this book. In fact, I couldn’t get my nose out of it, devouring it like any of the most enjoyable fiction I’ve read. I think this novel will especially appeal to the reader who loves animals.

The Frontier landscape, flora and fauna is intriguing and the author carefully unravels its mystery throughout the adventure, always avoiding heavy over-description which I have found can plague fantasy novels. The characters are accessible, and empathetic and there is a pragmatism to their interactions that makes them very believable. In fact, the story itself is very believable as it draws you convincingly and thoroughly into the Frontier world.

The pacing of the novel is essentially perfect and from about a third of the way through I found myself sneaking every chance I could get to read it in order to get to the next bit and the next… the author built tension and climax skillfully…. It is just as any good fiction book really should be.

As I said at the beginning, there is a very special empathy for the animal characters in the novel, and because of this I would recommend it to people who love animals, and perhaps wouldn’t normally look to sci-fi/fantasy novels. There are notes of dry humour, sorrow and a truly great adventure in this novel.

As an end note: For any parents considering purchasing this for their young adults to read, this novel sits squarely and safely in the young adult novel category. There is appropriate language and themes at all times (not even any romance – a bit of a relief really), examples of competent men and women equally represented, and the recognition of nobility and good values (without preachy-ness) in this enjoyable adventure story. I would think this would be suitable for competent readers from 12 upwards.

Looking forward to book 2 and more from this author.

Available at Amazon.com

Literary Spotlight: Taste of Insanity by Morenike

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About The Book

Egypt Roberts is privileged, spoiled, and living the good life afforded to her by her parents and fiancée. Still living with her mother and father at the age of 24, Egypt wants for nothing and is cared for by her childhood nanny and her father’s wealth. But after the death of her nanny, the lies that crafted her perfect life unravel and cause Egypt’s mental and emotional breakdown. Meet Andrea Atkins, a young girl with a bright future; although her life is a living hell thanks to a mother with substance abuse issues she has hopes of escaping her life after her high school graduation. But before she can make her escape, Andrea’s world comes crashing down after a business transaction gone wrong is interrupted by her mother. Andrea’s life is flipped upside down and she retreats into silence; protecting the secret of the night her mother was killed. Blakely Hammond is a lost and confused soul with no knowledge of her past or who she is due to suppressed memories. A graduate student with dreams of becoming an author and college professor, she is never able to stay on the straight and narrow because of her best friends’ schemes. After a scheme gone wrong Blakely is landed in jail for a crime she doesn’t remember committing and a best friend that has gone M.I.A. Tragic events lead Egypt, Andrea, and Blakely to the Rose Program at the Rosa Lee Institution for Women and Children where they discover things about themselves and their lives that they never knew were possible. Through individual and group sessions in the Rose Ward, Egypt, Andrea, and Blakely create bonds with one another and the staff while getting a sample of what crazy tastes like.

 

About the Author
Morenike`
is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. She attended Provine High School and graduated from Jackson State University with a Bachelor’s in English. Continuing her education, Morenike’ is currently a graduate student at Jackson State University pursuing a M.A. in English. Morenike’ has been writing short stories and poems since she was a young girl in elementary school. Her passion for reading and writing stemmed from her early introduction to reading from her parents. She states that, “reading was very important in my home, my parents’ relationship started from the discussion of a book, reading created my family.” Her goals are to one day become a world-renowned novelist, focusing on African American Fiction, poems, and short stories that reflect the African American community. Her latest work includes the poem and short film, “Shoe-icide” and the anticipated release of two novels, Loose Ends & Taste of Insanity from Pulse Publishing and La Femme Fatale Publishing, respectively.

 

 

Taste of Insanity by Morenike’
Coming April 1, 2013

ISBN-10: 0988861518
ISBN-13: 978-0988861510
http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Insanity-Morenike/dp/0988861518