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Tuesday, November 03, 2020
K’WAN is the best-selling, award-winning author of more thirty novels, including the wildly popular Animal series, Black Lotus, Gangsta, Road Dawgz, Street Dreams, Hoodlum, and Section 8. He has been featured in Vibe, King, Entertainment Weekly, and Time magazine. K’wan was the recipient of the 2012 and 2013 Street Lit Book Award Medals (SLBAM) in adult fiction for Eviction Notice and Animal. His credits also include featured commentary in the documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (produced by Ice-T) as well as a recurring role as an analyst on TV One’s Celebrity Crime Files. K’wan resides in New Jersey, where he spends his time writing, cooking, and binge-watching reruns of The Vampire Diaries with his teenage daughters. Black Lotus 2: The Vow is his latest novel.
Radiah: Tell us about Black Lotus 2 : The Vow.
K’wan: Black Lotus 2 picks up a few months after the events in Black Lotus, and right before Kahllah’s character is introduced into the Animal timeline (Animal 2). Our war hardened heroine has decided she’s had enough of living life on the edge and wants to retire and sample the fruits of normalcy. She’s been serving the Brotherhood of Blood since she was a child, and it’s starting to wear on her. She just wants to focus on her magazine “Real Talk” and maybe find a nice guy to settle down with. For a while, it seems like she may have finally gotten out of the game… that’s when a cop turns up dead and her signature calling card is found at the scene; a Black Lotus flower.
She hasn’t committed this particular murder, but it’s going to be near impossible to prove it to the police; especially her one time rival now turned friend, Detective James Wolf. She becomes a hunted woman and the only way to clear her name is by finding the real killer, which proves to be easier said than done. The person behind the murders isn’t your run of the mill hit man. All signs to point to this being the work of a fellow Brotherhood member, but which one is the question
Radiah: Why did you decide to do a sequel to Black Lotus after so many years?
K’wan : I’d always planned on writing more Black Lotus stories. She and the Brotherhood are some of my favorite characters to write about. The reason the follow up took so long was because I had so much other stuff that I needed to get out. I think I released maybe seven or eight other stories between the first and second Black Lotus titles.
Radiah: Will there be a third installment of Black Lotus?
K’wan: Yes...kind of. There are so many rich characters in that world. Some of the characters the readers have met and others they haven’t.
Radiah: Do you prefer to write stand alone novels or novels that are a part of a series and why?
K’wan: That all depends. At the beginning of my career I refused to write sequels. All of my early works were standalone until the Hood Rat series. Even with those, it wasn’t actually a series but several stand alone novels with overlapping characters. I think standalone vs series all depends on where my head is at the time. In other cases I’ve found that sometimes there’s too much for me to say in a single story.
Radiah: Can you give us a sneak peek at what you’re working on now?
K’wan: I’m finishing up “The Reluctant King,” “Broken Promise,” and of course gearing up to release Animal 5. In addition I’ve gotten back working on my paranormal stuff.I am doing ALOT right now.
Radiah: If a reader just discovered your books, which book would you recommend that they start with and why?
K’wan: I always tell readers to start at the beginning with “Gangsta.” Of course, everybody loves Animal, but it was Lou-Loc who started it all.
Radiah : Where can readers find out more about you and your novels?
K’wan: I’m working on revamping my website Kwanwrites.com, which seems like its taking forever. Readers can also find me on my social media : Instagram: Kwan_Iamlegend, Twitter: KwanTheWriter and facebook. My personal page is Kwan Writes and my author page is Kwan The Writer. If all else fails, google me and my wiki page will probably pop up.
5 out of 5 books
Kahllah has retired from the Brotherhood of Blood and is trying to live a normal life. Her focus is on her magazine “Real Talk” and a possible love interest. But the simple life that Kahllah craved for is interrupted when a cop ends up dead. The killer left her signature Black Lotus flower at the scene of the crime. Now, Kahllah must find out who is killing in her name before it’s too late.
Murder, chaos, and disorder is what you’ll find in Black Lotus 2 : The Vow by K’wan. Just when you think you have the story all figured out, K’wan throws in one of his infamous curveballs that will shock you. K’wan does a good job of giving readers more of a peak into Kahllah’s background with the Brotherhood of Blood and how they operate. You could read this book as a stand-alone but you would be cheating yourself if you skipped Black Lotus which is the first installment of this series. Black Lotus 2 : The Vow is full of the cinematic action and drama that K’wan is known for. Readers will be anxiously waiting for the next installment.
Monday, September 14, 2020
The 12th Annual Great Midwest Book Fest presents : November to Remember Book Bash - Call for Authors!
The 12th Annual Great Midwest Book Fest presents November to Remember Book Bash on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 1pm-5pm on Zoom. It is a free to the public virtual event for the attendees on Zoom. Each attendee that registers and attends the book bash will get one free book. The featured authors for this event are New York Times Bestselling author Brenda Jackson, National Bestselling author Naleighna Kai, National Bestselling author LaJill Hunt, and National Bestselling author J.D. Mason. This event's lineup also includes:
Bonnie J. Edwards
Each author will have 10 minutes to tell everyone about themselves or their books and they will include a link for attendees to purchase their books online.
There is still room for more authors! The participation fee for this virtual event is $20. Your space for the event will only be reserved once payment is received. If you are interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a Paypal invoice. Thank you!
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Ever wonder what really happened behind the proverbial scenes with those infamous women who became wives of some the most noteworthy men in the bible?
The Real Housewives of the Bible is the first book of a fictional series about women who found themselves assigned to situations that have an impact as a driving force behind some of the most important events of ancient times. The focus is projecting what might have been the behind the scenes events that may have contributed to their journey.
"I'm impressed with how Theresa V. Wilson kept The Real Housewives of the Bible, Biblical yet made it contemporary. She took the words from scripture and made it today. She didn't stray from the bible, she just put some 'spiritual meat' on the bones. That's a gift!"--Pat G'Orge-Walker, National Bestselling Author of Fire in the Water and Don’t Blame the Devil".
Release Date : 9/15/20
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Isabel Lincoln is gone.
But is she missing?
It’s up to Grayson Sykes to find her. Although she is reluctant to track down a woman who may not want to be found, Gray’s search for Isabel Lincoln becomes more complicated and dangerous with every new revelation about the woman’s secrets and the truth she’s hidden from her friends and family.
Featuring two complicated women in a dangerous cat and mouse game, Rachel Howzell Hall's And Now She’s Gone explores the nature of secrets — and how violence and fear can lead you to abandon everything in order to survive.
Release date: 9/22/20
Pre-order link : https://amzn.to/342Rrx9
Just when he thought finding a wife was out of his reach…
Colton “Cole” Eubanks is laser focused on building wealth and settling down with a special woman before he turns forty. Accomplishing one out of two isn’t bad. Unfortunately, there’s no ‘love of his life’ on the horizon, unless he counts the one woman who’s been starring in his nightly dreams—Malaya Radcliff.
After being dependent on one person after another for years, Malaya has finally learned to stand on her own. There’s only one thing she hasn’t been able to accomplish—gain full custody of her daughter. Her ex-husband never fights fair. His wealth always wins. This time Malaya’s determined to come out on top. So when Cole, the man she’s been secretly in lust with for over a year, makes her an offer she’d be crazy to refuse, Malaya wants to say yes. But that means sacrificing her newfound independence. Yet, his enticing proposal has her thinking—why not?
Release date : 9/10/20
Pre-order link : https://amzn.to/2Cv2CmO
Previously published as Locked in Purgatory
In his prime, LUTHER BENNETT had it all … everything but loyalty to his family. And for that, when LUTHER needed his children the most, they abandoned him, forcing him to suffer in silence. SAMUEL BENNETT, the unfortunate heir to his father’s misdeeds, has grown weary of following in LUTHER’S footsteps. SAMUEL desires a life to call his own. Trapped in a marriage that doesn’t exist and a mounting mistrust of all men, LYNNE BENNETT has always felt like the black sheep of the family. After ten years of refusing to see or even speak to LUTHER, LYNNE finally decides to confront her father.
Ripe with secrets, denial, and a festering anger that sears the heart, ESTRANGED unravels the family lies that bind.
Release date : 9/15/20
Pre-order link : https://amzn.to/2Y5nubO
All fairytales don't have happy endings...
Building her baby registry should top defense attorney, Martika Jordan-Wallace’s to-do list, but when her husband gets slammed with a lawsuit courtesy of his former fiancée, planning for her child’s arrival gets traded for building a scandalous case against his ex. The dirt Martika digs up on her just might do the trick. Will the spouses be able to successfully defend themselves against a woman scorned or will the cradle fall along with their marriage?
When Shayla Yarborough’s husband’s life ends tragically after he discovers she’s been keeping a secret, survivor’s guilt and remorse leads Shayla to grieve on the most unlikely shoulder. Burdened with the shame of self-inflicted misery, will Shayla finally break free from depression, or will she dive heart-first into destruction?
Dr. Rita Franklin was set to be the most stunning bride the city had seen. Too bad her fiancé ghosted her hours before their elaborate wedding. Jilted and humiliated, Rita spent the last year restoring her broken heart…but old grudges die hard; her ex and his wife are about to find out just how bitter revenge tastes on the receiving end. Will a violent incident refocus Rita’s attention on pulling her life together or will she be determined to extract vengeance once and for all?
Release date : 9/28/20
Pre-order link : https://amzn.to/3aqF9Qn
Ever since she was a child, Jada White was told that education is the key to success. To freedom. To happiness. So, she found purpose and a life direction at college, studying the very subject that connected with her the most; and as she acquired multiple degrees, life started to open up for her.
Now navigating her twenties as best she can, Jada has a thriving career as an educator amongst the hustle and bustle of New York City. But despite throwing herself enthusiastically into jobs, relationships and travel, Jada finds herself continually betrayed, alone, and far from the happiness she always dreamed success would bring.
Dragged along by her work ethic and fueled by her yearnings, Jada fails to acknowledge the traumas of her past – traumas that are rearing their ugly heads as cycles of abandonment and abuse.
As Jada is hurled from one heart-wrenching situation to the next, the peace and happiness she so desperately wants always seems just out of reach.
Can Jada face her shadows and realize that emotional freedom is hers for the taking? Or have her scars altered the course of her life forever?
Release date: 9/12/20
Pre-order link : https://amzn.to/31QcyA0
Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning…
Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block—her neighbor Theo.
But Sydney and Theo’s deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear. Their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all, and the push to revitalize the community may be more deadly than advertised.
When does coincidence become conspiracy? Where do people go when gentrification pushes them out? Can Sydney and Theo trust each other—or themselves—long enough to find out before they too disappear?
Release date: 9/1/20
Pre-order link: https://amzn.to/31YssIq
Miranda Hopson believed she was the perfect wife...until her husband's alleged mistress employs the postal service to deliver the news that Miranda is the woman on the side.
Coming off the high of celebrating her eighteenth wedding anniversary, Miranda receives a shocking revelation when a mystery woman contacts her claiming a nine-year affair with her husband, Quincy. Typically reserved Miranda feels the fury of scorn, while the taste of vengeance consumes her mind. But thoughts are simply thoughts--until one of the guilty ends up dead. Is Miranda the culprit or has karma tipped in her favor?
Release date: 8/28/20:
Pre-order link: https://amzn.to/3g4L1jk
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****There is one table left!****The Open Call for Authors for the 12th Annual Great Midwest Book Fest !
UrbanReviewsOnline.com presents the 12th Annual Great Midwest Book Fest. The Great Midwest Book Fest will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020, from 1pm to 4pm at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road, Glendale, WI. The Great Midwest Book Fest is a three hour book fair that is open to the public with a $5 admission. This year's headline author will be Essence bestselling author LaJill Hunt. There will be 10 to 12 authors selling their own books. The first hour will be dedicated to author introductions.
Each author will get five minutes to either read an excerpt of their book or to tell attendees more about themselves or their books. This will be followed by a 10 minute Q&A session with the attendees.
The attendees that come to this book fest usually buy more than one book. Please be advised that this is a local book event and not a conference, so please think about overall costs when deciding to participate in this event (i.e., airfare, hotel, food, etc).
The participation fee for an author table is $125 (non-refundable). You will have your own table to decorate any way that you would like. You will be included in all of our online marketing materials, postcards, and posters that we will have throughout our city. If you are interested, please respond back to Radiah Hubbert at email@example.com ASAP and I will send you an Paypal invoice. Once all spots are filled, invoices will be cancelled. Thank you!
Monday, December 09, 2019
So...it's been a few years and I want to do this again. UrbanReviewsOnline.com presents The 12 Twelve Days of Christmas contest. Starting on Thursday, December 12th, an author gives away one copy of their book in the Urban Reviews Facebook Group. You must be a member of the group in order to win.There will be a contest posted by 7am each day. If you are an author that would like to participate in this, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with The 12 Days of Christmas in the subject by THIS WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11th. You are responsible for sending out the book to the winner. It could be an ebook or physical book.