Monday, January 07, 2008 - January 2008 Newsletter Monthly Newsletter

January 2008- Keeping You Up-To-Date On African-American Fiction, Hip-Hop, and R&B!


All you have to do is wait for the special message to the group and then send your name and mailing address to the specific email address mentioned in that message! 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 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! There is a possibility that we may add more giveaway items to the ones already listed. We will let you know if that happens.

Good Luck everybody!

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Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker / Risqué talks to Radiah Hubbert about:
- Her new novel 'The Sweetest Taboo'
- Her upcoming projects including her teen series
- Her literary journey
- Her advice to aspiring authors
- And Much More!!!

Click here for our Exclusive Audio Interview
with the Author of 'The Sweetest Taboo'
Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker/Risqué

Urban Reviews Updates
Don't forget to sign up for our Yahoo Group!

We've also updated the New and Upcoming Releases page for African-American Fiction, and the New Release page for Music!

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!!!

And last but certainly not least, we have our The Pinnacle, our official blog where you can look at press releases, Tour info, links to relevant online articles, and more. You can subscribe to our blog by clicking here! The Forthcoming is a daily blog posting where we post a new book preview for new and upcoming releases!!! Just click here and you'll be on your way!

Email Us your comments at, 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!

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We made it to 2008 and we are growing in popularity by the day! We reached our goal of at least 300 Yahoo Group members, we continued to bring you honest reviews, and had dynamic contests! We will continue to stand out from the pack and bring you the hotness! Stay tuned for more! And be sure to check out (and bookmark) the ever-growing AA Fiction Upcoming Releases page! There are already 350 titles listed for 2008!!!

The best way for us to gain additional exposure is to vote for our reviews on the website. We only ask that you vote for the reviews that you deem helpful (hopefully they all are, but you never know!).

Below is the link to a listing of the books reviewed by us.

PLEASE DO NOT VOTE AGAINST OTHER REVIEWS! We are not trying to build ourselves up by breaking down others. Thanks to all, and hopefully we can show the world that Urban Reviews is on top of the game!

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Add Our Link or Graphic To Your Blog, Myspace Page, Official Website, Etc!

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Don't forget to join the HALALA newsletter to stay on top of all the African-American authors coming out from Hachette Book Group USA.

Click the logo above to check out Radiah's ever-growing book shelf on Shelfari. Shelfari is a relatively new service that is kind of like Myspace for books! You can send friend requests, post comments, join online book groups, and of course build your own shelf! (Radiah is about 20-30% done with her list, and there are already 500+ books listed!) Check it out...and don't forget to send us your friend request (Please edit your request with a personal note saying that you are from the Yahoo Group!)

Don't forget to CAST YOUR VOTE! in our Mini Poll on the front page of the website.

Pre-order Carl Weber's book
Something On The Side

Pre-order Mikal Malone's book
Pitbulls In A Skirt

This month we want to know how many NEW African-American Fiction titles did you BUY in 2007? (not borrowed or used!)

Visit the website to tell us your educated guess!

And don't forget to FORWARD THIS NEWSLETTER to all your friends, family, co-workers, and associates that might appreciate what we have available at

We just completed our 30th month of existence, and we just climbed past 105500 hits to the website (that's over 3600 hits in the last month!)

We THANK YOU for the continued support!

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