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Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Urban-Reviews.com - December 2007 Newsletter
Urban-Reviews.com Monthly Newsletter
December 2007- Keeping You Up-To-Date On African-American Fiction, Hip-Hop, and R&B!
We have our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway going on right now. Look in your inbox everyday during the contest for each day's featured contest (or go to the Group Page to view daily messages each weekday). All you have to do is send your name and mailing address to that specific email address to be placed in that day's drawing! You will have 24 hours (by 7am CST the following day) to enter and we will announce the winners that evening via the Yahoo Group. You can only win ONCE during this special giveaway and the contest is restricted to residents within the continental United States!!! Everyone will still be eligible for both the Walter Mosley and Sakai giveaway this month.
Check out what we are giving away this month on our CONTEST PAGE! We will gradually add the featured books for our 12 Days of Christmas contest.
Reshonda Tate Billingsley talks to Radiah Hubbert about: - Her new novel 'The Pastor's Wife' - Her upcoming projects including her teen series - Her thoughts on the African-American Fiction market - Her advice to aspiring authors - And Much More!!!
We've added new features to our front page! They include a Book Excerpt of the Month, Hot Pre-Orders of the Month, Book Preview of the Month, Featured Author Site of the Month, and Featured Artist Site of the Month! Be sure to check those new items every month!
We have the Urban Reviews Top 15 Audio playlist as well as the Urban Reviews Video of the Month posted in the Media Center. We are still working on updating the African-American Book Excerpts page for you to read sample chapters before you decide to buy the books!
The Author Connection page features of different links to things like author webpages, Blogs, Myspace pages, Publisher sites, Literary sites, and Poetry Sites! And don't forget to check out the Artist Connection page as well!
We're on Myspace too! Check us out at WWW.MYSPACE.COM/URBANREVIEWS. We have hundreds of Myspace friends who are authors, literary agents, book reviewers, and other industry insiders.
We've also got the Urban Reviews Yahoo Group! The purpose of the group will be exclusively to converse about, promote, and inform each other on anything related to AA Fiction. Urban Reviews Yahoo Group members are the only ones who can be eligible for our Monthly giveaways. So CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE URBAN REVIEWS YAHOO GROUP today!!!
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Email Us your comments at Info@Urban-Reviews.com, and let us know what you think about all the new updates and features. This is an exciting time for Urban Reviews, and we thank you all for your continued support. We made it over the Two Year mark, and hopefully we'll be around for another 50! ~LOL~
Thanks again, and be sure you participate in all the stuff we offer! From Polls to Contests to discussions in the Yahoo Group! Let's make Urban Reviews the 'Go To' site for all fans of African-American Fiction, Hip-Hop, and R&B!
Please welcome our newest addition to the Urban Reviews Team. Her pen name is Tazzyt2bossye and she will be contributing book reviews for the Urban Reviews website. She runs the gamut as far as types of books she likes to read. Please check out her bio on the About Us Page for more information!
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