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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Forthcoming: Theo Gangi - Bang Bang

 
Theo Gangi
Bang Bang
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Stickup kid (n.): an urban gunslinger who preys on other criminals, often stealing already stolen property, using violence and intimidation.
 
Izzy picks a bad time to have a conscience crisis. As a stick up kid in New York’s underworld, he has a good thing going—robbing the worst drug lords in the city and leaving no witnesses behind. It is a game of high risk and high reward. There is just one problem: Izzy is in his thirties now, and for good reason, there is no such thing as a stickup man.
 
When a job gets botched, leaving Izzy’s psychotic partner guilty of yet another homicide, Izzy knows what he is supposed to do—kill the remaining witness or be killed himself. But a bystander named Eva seems different from others he has done before. Is she the exception to Izzy's number one rule?
 
Izzy has never jacked himself into a problem he could not jack himself out of. But that was before. Now, on the unforgiving streets of New York City—where the skyline stretches out like a graveyard—there is a war on and there is no room for mistakes. His ex-partner is hellbent on revenge and is no longer acting alone. And as bodies start to fall around Izzy, he is left to take on both his enemies and his inner demons face first in a battle that has no questions, no conversation. Just bang bang.
 
In this explosive debut, Theo Gangi redefines the crime thriller, delivering a pulse-pounding, white-knuckle ride through gritty back rooms, where justice is sealed with gunfire, no one can be trusted, and being innocent can get you killed.

 

“Theo Gangi is a superb craftsman. His work displays diverse characters and wonderful dialogue that would make Elmore Leonard stand up and applaud. He is new talent that has finally arrived.”

--Eric Jerome Dickey, New York Times bestseller author


 

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Forthcoming: Michelle Larks - Keeping Misery Company

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Michelle Larks
Keeping Misery Company
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Keeping Misery Company is an inspirational tale about Ruth Wilcox, the only daughter of prominent Chicago minister, Reverend Isaiah Clayton and his feisty wife, Queen Esther.  Ruth has her hands full trying to cope with mounting marital problems and the onslaught of physical changes her body is going through. Lately, Ruth and her husband, Daniel, have drifted apart like two ships passing in the night; with zero visibility between them.  The two don’t even share the same bedroom anymore.  Daniel hasn’t been happy in the marriage for some time and seeks solace in the arms of his young mistress, Lenora. He oversleeps after a tryst between the sheets with Lenora, and when he arrives home, all hell breaks loose.
 
Keeping Misery Company is a poignant tale about a religious family in spiritual crisis. Secrets, lies, betrayal, and forgiveness are at the forefront of this story. It culminates with a triumphing of the spirit and soul.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Forthcoming: Brenda Jackson - Slow Burn

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Brenda Jackson
Slow Burn
October 30, 2007
 
Everything in accountant Skye Barclay’s life is fitting smoothly into place until she makes the startling discovery that she was adopted. Not only does she learn that her birth mother has died, but now Skye finds out that she has a biological brother: Vincent. Skye wants to track him down, and her parents, as well as her fiance, Wayne refuse to support or accept her decision. And Wayne takes it a step further and abruptly ends their engagement.

Skye’s search for Vincent leads her to his adoptive parents, Dr. Justin and Lorren Madaris, and, lo and behold, Slade Madaris—Vincent’s tall, dark, and sexy cousin. Slade is by far the most compelling man Skye has ever met, but she isn’t ready to get involved so soon after Wayne's rejection…not even when Slade offers her a job so she can stay in town and get to know her brother better.

 
Slade is a shrewd businessman, but hiring Skye is one of the riskiest moves he’s ever made. Soon their mutual attraction explodes into a steamy summer affair. When Wayne shows up in town, determined to win Skye back, Slade sets out to prove that he and Skye are meant to be together. Because a Madaris man never walks away from a challenge—especially when true love is on the line…
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Forthcoming: Stephanie Perry Moore - Pressing Hard (Perry Skyy Jr series)(teen)

 
Stephanie Perry Moore
Problem Solved (Perry Skyy Jr Series)(teen)
October 30, 2007
 
Problem Solved
Book 3
 
 
The world is about to open its arms to Perry Skky Jr. But if he isn’t right with God, nothing will be right for him…

On the verge of graduation with a football scholarship in hand, Perry heads for a Christian sports camp with everything going his way. But nothing is what it seems, and this summer will open Perry’s eyes to prejudice, temptation, and God’s plans for his life—if he’s willing to listen.

 

On his own for the first time at the nearly all-white Hilton Head, Perry’s innocence is stripped away when he comes face-to-face with the ugliness of racism. Suddenly, everywhere he looks, he sees trouble: The police harass Perry for a crime he didn’t commit. His dad is getting pressure at his dealership for speaking out against discrimination. The other players at Tech are jealous of their new teammate. Even Perry’s dazzling skill on the football field is leading him away from God and down a path of temptation.

 

Now, Perry has a choice—he can join the haters, or he can give the glory to God, uplift others, demonstrate the way, and make what’s wrong right…

 
 

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Forthcoming: Sonya Sparks - Too Many Secrets, Too Many Lies


Sonya Sparks
Too Many Secrets, Too Many Lies
October 30, 2007


In this web of deception, Ashland's mother, Bianca, fights hard to supress the truth from her daughter because she doesn't want her to marry Jordan who's the grandson of an ex-lover she loathes. Jordan's return to Ashland's life cause Bianca's world to fall apart. Ashland's marriage to Jordan will last only over Bianca's dead body. Ashland soon finds out how cruel and vengeful her mother can be. There's a price to pay for redemption and Bianca will go to any length to get it.


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Friday, October 26, 2007

The Forthcoming: Rochan Morgan - Fusion


Rochan Morgan
Fusion
October 30, 2007


Can three broken pieces unite to form a whole?

Shakey is a hustler trapped in the game by a dirty cop and associate with information on him that, if leaked, could set off a chain of tragedy. Jessica is a woman with demons in her past that haunt her every day of her life and rear their heads at the most inopportune times. Christopher is a young runaway who fled his home to escape his abusive situation.

Can these three form a family with so many outside forces threatening to tear them apart? In this exciting, fast-paced masterpiece from the talented Rochan Morgan, these three must overcome inner and outer obstacles if they hope to maintain their sanity and stay alive.


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Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Forthcoming: Nikki Turner Presents - Christmas In The Hood: An Anthology


Nikki Turner Presents
Christmas In The Hood: An Anthology
October 30, 2007


The undisputed queen of hip-hop fiction, #1 Essence bestselling author Nikki Turner unwraps a talented new collection of writers with raw urban stories to jingle your bells this season.


Christmas in the Hood presents fresh talent alongside shining stars such as K. Elliott and Seth “Soul Man” Ferranti–all writing gritty tales that reveal what the holidays bring for the naughty and the nice who live by the code of the street. In “Secret Santa,” after her children’s Christmas presents are stolen, a woman has to decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to give them the holiday they deserve; in “Me and Grandma,” a senior sleighs more crack than candy canes to bring Christmas cheer to her needy grandkids; and in “Holiday Hell,” Noelle must raise $23,000 to repay a loan shark or her sister will become a ghost of Christmas past. True to the streets and true to the season, these stories will raise the holiday spirit in the heart of even the most ghetto-hardened gangsta.


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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Forthcoming: Sheila Copeland - Diamond Revelation


Sheila Copeland
Diamond Revelation
October 30, 2007
 
 
Bestselling author Sheila Copeland captivates her readers with powerful heroines. The strong, sexy women of A Chocolate Affair are back for another deliciously indulgent tale about fame, fortune, and friendship…

 
Sabre Cruz is living the diamond life. Blazin’ up the music charts at nineteen, she’s about to become a number-one diva. That is until Topaz, her childhood idol, knocks the hot, young beauty out of the top spot with her long-awaited CD. But it’s Sabre’s turn to shine, and she’s determined to put Topaz back in her place—down at the bottom...
Nina Beaubien is in total charge and revamping the Suicide Record Label. She can’t believe her good luck: cousin Topaz just signed with Suicide. Nina feels the pressure of keeping it all up: her sexy, new attitude; a chance to rule in a man’s world—and hiding a secret Sabre would love to know.
 
Topaz has it all: a legendary singing career and a perfect family. That is, until Sabre digs up dirt that could destroy the superstar’s sweet life. When her long-ago sacrifice made for the sake of fame and family is revealed, everything Topaz treasures is on the line.

 

Now there’s no way to keep it tight when close bonds start to shatter, and an explosive secret threatens to shake up the lives of these three extraordinary women

 
 

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Forthcoming: J. J. Murray - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love

 
J. J. Murray
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
October 30, 2007
 
Sometimes A Girl Likes To Keep Her Options Open
 
In her search for Mr. Right, Erlana Joy Cole has met lots of prospects, but she’s never been able to narrow it down to just one. And why should she? After all, you can’t ask a woman to have only one pair of shoes, right? So why settle for just one man?
 
 
Instead, she’s got herself her own “Earth, Wind, and Fire” of men. There’s her “Earth,” Roger, a white soul brother with a sweet mind and a wicked touch. There’s “Wind,” Karl, a tattooed entrepreneur who’s straight out of Erlana’s roots. And as for Juan, well, he’s pure “Fire,” fierce and passionate and hot as they come. Put them all together and a sister’s got everything she could ever want—not that she would ever put them all together. Huh-uh, no way. That can NOT happen.
 
 
But now, Erlana’s juggling act is getting too hot to handle. And sooner or later, a girl’s gotta make a choice while she’s still got a choice to make…
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Forthcoming: Jacquelin Thomas - Divine Secrets

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Jacquelin Thomas
Divine Secrets
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It’s up to Divine to decide….
 
Growing up in the Hollywood spotlight—and the tabloid headlines—Divine Matthews–Hardison knows how tough it can be to keep secrets. And nothing has changed now that she lives in Temple, Georgia, with her kindly pastor uncle and his family. There’s no such thing as privacy in their boisterous household—Divine can’t even get close to her boyfriend at a school dance without Aunt Phoebe monitoring her, while Uncle Reed drives her nuts, quizzing her on his Sunday sermons. But Divine is about to learn that some secrets do more harm than good when kept under wraps.
 
Does keeping silent help or hurt?
 
When she begins to suspect that her friend Mia’s domineering boyfriend is abusing her, Divine must decide whether or not to expose a painful secret for Mia’s safety. Meanwhile, her cousin Alyssa confides in Divine about her own boyfriend troubles—how far should Alyssa go to keep him? With her mother in nearby Atlanta, Divine has a fresh chance at reconciling her family—but she has to get past her resentments of Kevin, her mother’s new boyfriend. With so much drama going on, will Divine be able to look to her heart and know how to help her friends—and herself?
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Forthcoming: Rodney Lofton - The Day I Stopped Being Pretty (non-fiction)

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Rodney Lofton
The Day I Stopped Being Pretty (non-fiction)
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The Day I Stopped Being Pretty, chronicles the life of a young, black gay male who awakes and finds himself in the emergency room after a failed suicide attempt. After regaining consciousness, he begins to reflect on the events of his life that led him to attempting to take his life. His story is told in gritty and raw flashback, focusing on the men who shaped him into the man he has become, beginning with the first man he ever loved, his father.

His story addresses, the discovery of his burgeoning sexuality, his life filled with low-self esteem, which leads him to seek love in the arms of many to compensate for the love he never received from his father. During the course of his life, we see his battle with substance abuse, physical abuse and sexual activities that lead to his eventual HIV diagnosis.

After he shares the path that led him to his own self-destruction, he realizes in the face of death, the love that he has sought in many others, has always been in the one place he never looked, within himself.

This raw and gritty story spans twenty-seven years of the lead character, as he faces racism, homophobia, rape and coping with being HIV positive. It is a story that shows the face of growing up black, living gay and loving positive. The Day I Stopped Being Pretty is one that shows triumph over adversity and the ability to find the love we all search for, self love.
 
 
 
 

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Forthcoming: Desiree Day - One G-String Short of Crazy

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Desiree Day
One G-String Short of Crazy
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From the author of Cruising and Crazy Love comes an I-can't-believe-you-really-said-that novel about hot-as-hell twin sisters who share everything except their taste in men, and a fine-ass brother from Chicago.

Felicia and Aisha Goodman need separate places. Aisha can't settle on any one man, and night after night of loud, hot sex in the room next door is driving Felicia crazy. But neither can imagine life without the other.


The solution: 1920 Peachtree, owned by their good friend Tarik. The twins can each have an apartment, yet still work together at the accounting firm they own. But for two crazy sistahs like Felicia and Aisha, life is never simple. Aisha's eyeing Derrick upstairs, even after his pregnant ex-girlfriend from Chicago turns up. Felicia is having a secret affair that will shock even her sex-crazed sister, and her life takes an even crazier turn when she falls in love with her best friend. And they're both beginning to wonder if the business they started was the right choice.


It's a bumpy ride, but the twins are set to prove that determined women truly can have it all -- careers, maybe marriage, and certainly lots of good, hot sex....


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Friday, October 19, 2007

The Forthcoming: Walter Mosley - Blonde Faith (Easy Rawlins series)

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Walter Mosley
Blonde Faith (Easy Rawlins series)
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Easy Rawlins, L.A.'s most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend Christmas Black, left on his doorstep. Easy knows that this could only mean that the ex-marine Black is probably dead, or will be soon. Easter's appearance is only the beginning, as Easy is immersed in a sea of problems. The love of his life is marrying another man and his friend Mouse is wanted for the murder of a father of 12. As he's searching for a clue to Christmas Black's whereabouts, two suspicious MPs hire him to find his friend Black on behalf of the U.S. Army. Easy's investigation brings him to Faith Laneer, a blonde woman with a dark past. As Easy begins to put the pieces together, he realizes that Black's disappearance has its roots in Vietnam, and that Faith might be in a world of danger.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Forthcoming: Sharon M. Draper - November Blues


Sharon M. Draper
November Blues
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When November Nelson loses her boyfriend, Josh, to a pledge stunt gone horribly wrong, she thinks her life can't possibly get any worse. But Josh left something behind that will change November's life forever, and now she's faced with the biggest decision she could ever imagine. How in the world will she tell her mom? And how will Josh's parents take the news? She's never needed a friend more.

Jericho Prescott lost his best friend when he lost his cousin, Josh, and the pain is almost more than he can bear. His world becomes divided into "before" and "after" Josh's death. He finds the only way he can escape the emptiness he feels is to quit doing the things that made him happy when his cousin was alive, such as playing his beloved trumpet, and take up football, where he hopes the physical pain will suppress the emotional. But will hiding behind shoulder pads really help? And will his gridiron obsession prevent him from being there for his cousin's girlfriend when she needs him most?

This sequel to The Battle of Jericho is a no-holds-barred look at what happens when life doesn't go as planned, by the acclaimed author of the 2007 Coretta Scott King Award winner Copper Sun.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Forthcoming: Kiki Swinson - Life After Wifey

Life After Wifey 
Kiki Swinson
Life After Wifey
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Nikki is in possession of a lot of chilling information that could not only shed light on some unanswered questions, but could also put a lot of dangerous people behind bars for life -- including her new boyfriend, Syncere, from New Jersey. Well aware that she is sleeping with the enemy, Nikki knows she must step up her game and take some precautionary measures to protect herself if she plans to seek out Kira shooter. What better place to start on her journey than with the man she shares her bed with? In Life After Wifey, Nikki is going to put herself in some very compromising situations but through it all, she knows that she must never implicate herself and Kira in the plans that ended Ricky and Russell lives. Nikki must suit up with everything Kira has ever taught her about the streets and then prepare for the worst.
 
 
 

Triple Crown Mobile Heading to Chicago!


 
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The "Get Down For Your Crown Book Tour" heads to Chicago!
Saturday, October 20!
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Greetings!

The "Get Down For Your Crown Book Tour" is heading to Chicago! On Saturday, October 20, join authors Keisha Ervin and Cynthia White for a panel discussion and book signings!
 
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Events are free and open to the public!

Bring your copies of Me & My Boyfriend, Chyna Black, Mina's Joint, Hold U Down, Torn and Queen for the authors to sign, or purchase copies at the event!



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Be sure to visit the Authors page on the Triple Crown website to read about these and other TCP authors:
 
For additional information, to order books or to chat online, visit our website:
 
Sincerely,
 

Vickie Stringer
Triple Crown Publications

Triple Crown Publications is the world's largest independent publisher of Urban fiction. For more information about the event, please contact the Events Coordinator at 614-478-9402.
 
Come join Keisha and Cynthia at:

Book It Black 2 Bronzeville Book Festival at Afrocentric Bookstore
Torn
Saturday, October 20 @
12:30 -  2:00 pm
Panel Discussion and
Booksigning

Address:
Afrocentric Bookstore
4655 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60653
773-924-3966

Also Join Keisha and Cynthia at:



Chicago Public Library - Avalon Branch
Queen
Saturday, October 20 @
3:00 - 5:00 pm


Booksigning


Address:
Avalon Branch Library
8148 S. Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60617
312-747-5234
312-747-5234


Video Interview With Author Christopher Chambers

Check out the You Tube link to a candid interview with author Christopher Chambers about the current state of African-American Literature.
 

Let us know your comments!
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Forthcoming: Chamein Canton - Not His Type


Chamein Canton
Not His Type
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For New York literary agent and author Cathy Chambers, life is pretty good. She has a job she loves in a city she loves; things are even sweeter because New York is home to her favorite baseball team, the Yankees. For years, Cathy has had a crush on Yankees superstar Marcus Fox. He's handsome, he plays for her favorite team, and, best of all for Cathy, he's completely unattainable. That is, until chance leads her to meet him in a trendy restaurant. Now, Cathy's dream is suddenly attainable...if she can overcome her self-consciousness long enough to believe that Marcus, who is well-known for being surrounded by skinny models, could really be interested in a full-figured woman.


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Monday, October 15, 2007

The Forthcoming: Stacy-Deanne - Everlasting

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Stacy-Deanne
Everlasting
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Everlasting is the chronicle of two equally fascinating Latino teenagers, seventeen-year-old Juan Alonso and sixteen-year-old Nina Sagastume, who fall in love despite unrelenting odds.
 
 
Juan is a political, outspoken romantic who believes education and determination is the key to a better life. His brother Rico is the leader of the notorious Bronx street gang, The New York Assassins. Juan can't seem to escape the hold of his community until he meets Nina. Nina is a striking, straight-laced dreamer who's never even been kissed. She quickly becomes Juan's salvation. In return, Juan allures her with his charm and inspiring intelligence. Nina finds herself doing something that she's never done...falling in love. It isn't until Juan rules her heart that Nina finds out he's affiliated with the New York Assassins, the rival gang of the Bronx Gangstas, an equally powerful street gang led by her cousin Tajo. Tajo and Rico refuse to let Nina and Juan run off into the sunset. Tajo and Rico will do anything to keep the war between the gangs solid and anything within their power to keep Juan and Nina apart.
 
 
Things become even more complicated for Juan and Nina when Chino, a jealous Bronx Gangsta admirer determined to be with Nina, enters the picture. Despite the intervention of their families, friends and utter violence of the gangs' retribution, Juan and Nina learn the hard way that true love is definitely worth fighting for.
 
 
 

The Ferguson Literary Hour Radio Show - Oct 16th - Interview with Radiah!



The Ferguson Literary Hour Radio Show
The Ferguson Literary Hour Radio Show

I would like to take this time again, to say thank you for making The Ferguson Literary Hour one of the top show on ArtistFirst.com
The show has only been on for 9 weeks and we are already becoming one of the most talked about shows on the Internet.

Please visit our website at www.fergusonliterarygroup.com
There you'll see a small list of the guest we have scheduled to be on our show.

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With thousands of listeners every week and hundreds more downloading our show, your product will begin to reach new heights.

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Tune in and listen to the radio show that is totally dedicated to avid readers and authors. The Ferguson Literary Hour can be heard every Tuesday night at 7pm EST on www.artistfirst.com
 
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Sheila Goss

I'll interview Best Selling Author Sheila Goss. We'll talk about her instant classic My Invisible Husband as well as her latest novel Paige's Web.
We will get to know the legend that is Shelia M. Goss
 


Urban-Reviews.com
Radiah Hubbert

If you ever wanted to know how to get your book reviewed by the best in the business. Then you do not want to miss my interview with Radiah Hubbert. She is the voice behind the reviews on Urban-Reviews.com
 
I'm even going to ask what's the best book she's read this year. Listen in, she might say your favorite authors title.


National Best Selling Author
Geneva Holliday
 
 
 
You've asked for her and I have her onthe show this coming Tuesday night. Geneva Holliday will be my guest to discuss her novels Groove, Fever and Heat!
You do not want to miss this interview. I guarantee it's going to be HOT!
 
 

The Ferguson Literary Hour Radio Show can be heard every Tuesday night at 7pm EST on www.artistfirst.com. You can always relive the fun by  checking out some of my past shows in the achieve section.
As always, if you have any questions for my guest please feel free to send those questions to me so I can ask them live on the air. Please send them to torrian@fergusonliterarygroup.com.

 

Circle Nov 6 on your calendar. This will be a show that drive you crazy! All three of these guest will be HOT !

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Ferguson Literary Group
Attention: Latorshia from Houston, Texas for being a loyal listener you've won an autographed copy of Geneva Holliday's novel HEAT. Congratulations!!!! 
 
 
 

 
Future Shows
Be sure to listen to The Ferguson Literary Hour Radio Show every week. Our guest list for the remainder of the month include
Amber Smith C.E.O. of Sensational Diva Mag
 
Click on each authors name to find out more about their books
 

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Forthcoming: K'wan - Still Hood


K'wan
Still Hood

Available Now!


Only the strong survive on the streets of Brooklyn. And while Dena Jones definitely has what it takes not only to survive but to succeed, she wants out. And she's determined to make it out of Crooklyn. She’s determined to make it out of Crooklyn by any means necessary and doesn’t have a problem manipulating men to get what she wants. Just ask her boyfriend Lance, or his girlfriend Michelle.


True has finally made it. His debut album has the streets going crazy and is threatening to spill over into the mainstream. After the murder of his group, his jump off and almost his dreams, True's life is finally starting to look up, until karma catches up with him. Somebody wants him dead and he doesn’t know why, or does he?


Jah and Yoshi’s was supposed to be a romance straight out of a story but there are no such things as fairy tails in the ghetto. Her position as a stylist keeps her in the mix and in the company of some industry heavyweights. Jah tries to be understanding but he can’t help but to wonder just how much he can trust his girlfriend. He had promised to love her regardless of her past but in addition to wondering whether his girlfriend is creeping with her clients Jah has got a bigger problem. Someone is trying to kill True and its his job to make sure that doesn’t happen.


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Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Forthcoming: Donna Hill - Wicked Ways


Donna Hill
Wicked Ways
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Tess McDonald has a score to settle. It was she who set into motion a series of events that caused the murders of two adversaries. Tess even turned complete strangers, Kim and Nikki, into partners of a deadly crime. With life good now that their nemeses are out of the way, they celebrate. But not for long. On the night that the three women reunite, Tess receives a phone call that has the potential to ruin everything that she has put in place. Vincent, the one man that Tess would have changed her life for, has found her and her cohorts and he knows everything. She agrees to meet him with the intention of silencing him for good. But Tess is shocked when Vincent asks her to leave with him and put her criminal past behind her. However, Kim and Nikki aren't about to let her go so easily.
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Forthcoming: Roy Glenn - Body of Evidence


Roy Glenn
Body of Evidence
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Panthea Daniels is stunned and devastated when she learns her husband of seven years is having an affair. She visits attorney Marcus Douglas to begin divorce proceedings, but sparks immediately begin to fly between the two. Things take a dramatic and unexpected turn as the two engage in an illicit affair. After receiving pictures of the woman--"It's not everyday that you see your husband's mistress."-- Panthea is arrested and charged with her rival's murder.


The victim, Abril Arrington was involved with several men, and was conning them all out of money- including Panthea's husband Scott. Soon, Marcus is convinced that each man, and not his client turned lover Panthea, have a compelling reason for killing Abril.


But as the investigation continues, Marcus is faced with undeniable facts that leave him questioning everything he know he knew, including whether she's capable of murder!


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Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Forthcoming: Shelia M. Goss - Paige's Web


Shelia M. Goss
Paige's Web
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Life for Paige Webb couldn't get any better. She has the perfect job as the #1 event Planner in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, perfect condo located near a man-made lake with a breathtaking view, and three men who adore her.

Paige is considered beautiful by most men, yet her personality is such that it doesn't intimidate other women. After being dumped one too many times, she devises a plan guaranteed to keep her from getting hurt again:

Date more than one man and never agree to an exclusive relationship, thereby lessening the potential of falling in love. She has a weekly schedule: Marvin Jenkins on Mondays and Wednesday; Marvin, late twenties, is a computer programmer. He is smart and good with his hands. Alvin Rivera on Tuesdays and Thursdays; Alvin, early forties, owns a chain of cleaners, and loves exotic things.

And Tyler Stanley Anderson, on Fridays and Sundays. Tyler mid thirties, is an attorney at law. His television commercial proclaims "If Stan the Man can't get you off than no one can." He's romantic and has a genuine caring heart.

If she isn't tired, her Saturdays alternate, depending on with whom she's in the mood to spend extra time. Now the stress from juggling three men ultimately throws her schedule out of sync.


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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Forthcoming: Rena A. Finney - I Ain't Perfect


Rena A. Finney
I Ain't Perfect

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Monica Joyner Phillips is the leading lady of New Horizon Ministries. Her beauty and confidant persona is the envy of every woman that enters the sanctuary on Sunday morning and her well-maintained physique is delectable eye candy for many of the men. She has learned to care little about the church members summation of her worth, what always mattered was standing by her man Pastor Xavier Winston Phillips that is until now.

Lady Phillips has grown tired of the competing with the needs of New Horizon and the 1,500 member congregation. Monica has decided to give in to her own desires and to seek pleasure wherever and whenever.

When #1 NBA draft pick, Bryce Sinclair joins the fold of New Horizon, he is welcomed with open arms. But while the financial officers are considering the benefits, Bryce has set his sights on Monica Phillips and imagining the possibilities. Despite his age and her status, they ignite a spark that neither can turn away from.


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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Forthcoming: Tracy Price-Thompson & TaRessa Stovall - Other People's Skin


Tracy Price-Thompson, TaRessa Stovall
Other People's Skin (Four Novellas)
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In Other People's Skin, Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall, along with fellow authors Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper, take on one of the most controversial topics within the African-American community: the self-hatred caused by intra-racial prejudice and the ongoing obsession with skin tone and hair texture. In other words, the skin/hair thang among black women.

It begins with TaRessa Stovall's "My People, My People," in which a successful advertising executive acquires firsthand knowledge of prejudice when her clients insist on using light- rather than dark-skinned models.

Next comes Tracy Price-Thompson's award-winning story "Other People's Skin," a tale set in 1970s Louisiana, where a dark-skinned young woman must come to terms with the bigotry of her light-skinned family.

"New Birth," by Desiree Cooper reveals the intense roles that money, class, and skin color play in the intra-racial relationship between Catherine, a wealthy, light-skinned lawyer, and Lettie, her dark-skinned house cleaner.

Finally, Elizabeth Atkin's "Take It Off" tells the story of a biracial girl who hides her coarse, braided hair from her friends at a mixed-race university in Detroit.

Other People's Skin is the most innovative and varied anthology of sisterhood and unity to date. Each novella entertains, challenges, and, most important, offers healing to the reader -- no matter what her race, skin tone, or state of mind.


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Monday, October 08, 2007

The Forthcoming: Celeste O. Norfleet - Pushing Pause (Kimani TRU)


Celeste O. Norfleet
Pushing Pause (Kimani TRU)
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Fifteen-year-old Kenisha Lewis has it all: good friends who also live to dance, a hot boyfriend headed for the NBA, loving parents and a bling-filled home in the burbs. But all that changes when her dad drops a bomb: he wants a divorce--and his pregnant girlfriend is moving in. Suddenly, Kenisha and her mom are squeezed into her grandmother's small house in the city, and Kenisha's sharing a bedroom with a cousin she barely knows. Could she hate her life any more? Yeah. Because her boyfriend dumps her, her friends are acting weird and her mother is getting more and more depressed. Time for Kenisha to push the pause button on her life and take a long, deep breath...


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Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Forthcoming: Monica McKayhan - The Evening After


Monica McKayhan
The Evening After
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It happens in an instant. On a stormy December night, two cars collide head-on, and four people's lives are forever shattered.—In the aftermath of the accident that took the life of her husband of twenty-one years, Lainey Williams is a widow with conflicting feelings of loss, guilt and regret over a union that was far from ideal. After Lainey failed to give him a son, Don turned from his wife, seeking comfort in alcohol. The night of the accident, Don was at the wheel, and drunk. He never even saw the other car coming.


The horrific crash that sent his wife, Marva, into a coma has forced Nathan Sullivan to reassess his life. When their daughter went off to college, he realized how little he and Marva had left in common. What was missing most was the love.


It begins as two grieving people offering each other comfort and friendship. Trust grows, along with mutual passion. But just as Lainey and Nathan are starting to rebuild their lives—both separately and together—Lainey uncovers a shocking secret about Don. And Nathan is confronted with the most agonizing decision of his life that will put his relationship with Lainey to the ultimate test.—


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Saturday, October 06, 2007

The Forthcoming: Eric Pete - Blow Your Mind


Eric Pete
Blow Your Mind
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Applauded as “one of contemporary fiction’s rising stars” (Urban Reviews), bestselling author Eric Pete now delivers a wildly erotic thriller of sex and revenge—and the dangers of taking both beyond the limits of fantasy…


The husband…is Tanner Coleman, successful and controlling. He knows exactly what he wants professionally—and personally. The wife…is Bianca. She’s staid and respectable—the ideal trophy, perfect for Tanner’s public image—but fulfilling his freaky fantasies is another story.


The other woman…is Bianca’s sister, Pumpkin. She’s everything Bianca isn’t—wild, liberated, and free to give a man what he wants. The other man…is Henry, a gambler with a violent streak. Recently fired by Tanner, he’s got nothing left to lose. What’s on his mind is revenge.


Flesh and fantasy are about to merge. The games are about to begin. But who’s really playing who? The answer is going to blow your mind…


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These ladies don't take any mess!
The Last Chance
by Darrien Lee
The Last Chance by Darrien LeeRunning their Los Angeles casino has been rewarding for Luke Chance and his three brothers, Malachi, Roman, and Genesis. But recently it seems like everyone is trying to get a piece of the pie. Word on the streets alert the Chance brothers of an impending hostile takeover of their casino, which could leave Luke and his brothers, penniless and possibly dead.
That is until their twenty-five year old sister Keilah Chance, who lives in D.C., comes home for a short visit. Keilah is not only beautiful but she also can be lethal if necessary. Being a woman who is a weapons and martial arts expert, she is often underestimated. Luke and his family decide that they must do whatever it takes to make sure their casino stays honest and successful.
Will the Chance family be able to protect their family dynasty and come out unscathed or will Keilah find herself proving to the world that blood is thicker than water?
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Strapped
by Laurinda D. Brown
Strapped by Laurinda D. BrownIs it nature or nurture that leads to a promiscuous alternative sexual lifestyle? At a young age, and after experiencing the un-nurturing experience of molestation, the main character's sexuality is shaped and she enters into a sexually promiscuous and adventurous alternative lifestyle.
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Friday, October 05, 2007

Urban-Reviews.com - October 2007 Newsletter

 

Urban-Reviews.com Monthly Newsletter

October 2007- Keeping You Up-To-Date On African-American Fiction, Hip-Hop, and R&B!




WE HAVE A BUNCH OF GIVEAWAYS THIS MONTH!

Every Monday this month (starting October 8th), we will send a message to the Yahoo Group members detailing what the giveaway is for that day! In that message, there will be a special email address that is specifically for that day's contest. 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 as well as list the winners on the Contest Page of the site. You can only win ONCE for the month and the contest is restricted to residents within the continental United States!!!

Check out what we are giving away this month on our CONTEST PAGE!

Good Luck everybody!



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Urban Reviews Updates
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