Introducing: Living Under God

Title: Living Under God
Author: Toby Mac, Michael Tait
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: November 30, 2005
ISBN-10: 0764201425
ISBN-13: 978-0764201424
Paperback: 264 pages
List Price: $12.99


Description:


Building from the stories in Under God, each of the 60 four-page readings opens with Scripture and then presents a theme—including justice, mercy, and sacrifice, among others—illustrated in the lives and events of our country’s past. Excerpts from Under God are married with deeper biblical exploration of these virtues, followed by tips on how they can be put into action in young people’s lives today. Questions for further study and discussion starters facilitate the use of Living Under God in group settings.

About the Authors:

TOBY MAC is a member of dc Talk, an award-winning solo artist, and one of the authors of the multimillion-selling Jesus Freaks and Jesus Freaks Volume II. He has sold more than seven million albums, won four Grammy awards, and multiple Dove awards. Toby is also the founder of Gotee Records, and his newest release is Welcome to Diverse City. He grew up just outside of Washington, D.C., and he and his family currently live in Tennessee. For more about Toby, go to www.tobymac.com.

MICHAEL TAIT a member of dc Talk and also his award-winning band, TAIT. He has sold more than seven million albums, won four Grammy awards, and multiple Dove awards. He is also the bestselling author of Jesus Freaks and Jesus Freaks Volume II. He recently played the lead role in the national tour of the rock opera Hero. His newest release with TAIT is Lose This Life. Michael grew up four blocks from the Capitol in Washington, D.C. He currently lives in Tennessee. For more about Michael, go to http://www.taitband.com/.

Introducing: Dirty Dancing at the Prom

Title: Dirty Dancing at the Prom and Other Challenges Christian Teens Face: How Parents Can Help
Author: Barbara Curtis
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
Release Date: August 2005
ISBN-10: 0834121859
ISBN-13: 978-0834121850
Paperback: 144 pages
List Price: $12.99

Description:

From the Back Cover
Dennis Rainey, president of Family Life, says, "If you are looking for a practical, authentic guide for raising teenagers, you've found it! Barbara Curtis is a gifted communicator and a seasoned mom with great advice. Read this book - it will help you love and lead your teenagers."
Dirty Dancing at the Prom.. . . . Do Yourself and Your Kids a Favor!

Parents: You may know where your teenagers are, but are you aware of the challenges they're facing? High school isn't the way you remember it.

Barbara Curtis interviews Christian teens and gives you insider information on what's happening at school today - from peer pressure between classes - to locker room conversations - to the prom. With steps you can take to help your teen: Stay grounded Respect boundaries Avoid temptation Develop compassion Stand up for what's right Make the most of their mistakes Live with integrity.

Parents: Do the homework to help your teen succeed spiritually.

About the Author:

Barbara Curtis, mother of 12 and grandmother of 10 (so far!), has published seven books – including The Mommy Manual and Lord, Please Meet Me in the Laundry Room. She is also an award-winning columnist with over 700 published articles in 50 publications, including Focus on the Family, Guideposts, Christian Parenting Today, and The Washington Times. With six children still at home, Barbara and her husband Tripp continue their parenting adventure in northern Virginia. In 2004 they received the Congressional Angel in Adoption Award.

Introducing: Until Next Time

Title: Until Next Time
Author: Assuanta Collins
Publisher: Asta Publications, LLC
Relase Date: February 2006
ISBN-10: 0977706001
ISBN-13: 978-0977706006
Paperback: 200 pages
List Price: $14.95

Description:

Sonia Marlon is an ordinary woman who is forced to deal with the trials and tribulations of infidelity, weight, being a woman of color, and her economic status. Dissatisfied with her marriage, she looks for love in all the right and wrong places. Sneak a peek into her intimate thoughts and desires and experience drama as only Sonia Marlon could.

About the Author:

Assuanta Collins is a native New Yorker, residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently she is Director of Continuing Education at Clayton State University and President of Asta Publications, LLC.

In New York, Collins worked with business leaders and community organizations along with other universities and organizations to develop partnerships and programs to train and educate citizens in Harlem by developing and implementing welfare-to-work and job training programs, certificate courses for adult learners wanting to upgrade their skills. In addition, she expanded the children and young adult programs to include academic enrichment and recreational courses.

Asta Publications is the newest literary enterprise to enter the publishing industry is committed to promoting literacy within our communities. Asta focuses on providing a voice and avenue for people to read books that represent them and are enjoyable. We recognize that only through reading can one escape from poverty, racism, and abuse. The gift of reading will prepare one to deal with the ills and the fruits of society. Asta Publications is dedicated to writing and publishing works of art that inspires people to pick up a book and carry it with them.

Collins holds a Master of Science degree in Adult Education and Human Resource Development from Fordham University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education from the College of New Rochelle. In addition, she holds membership affiliations in nine associations including the Publishers Marketing Association, American Counseling Association, the American Society for Training and Development, the National Employment Counseling Association and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society.

Introducing: Just a Picture in a Frame

Title: JUST A PICTURE IN A FRAME
Author: BABA EVANS MOORE
Publisher: Ward 8 Publishing
Release Date: 2006
ISBN: 0900976224
Paperback: 250 pages
List Price: $14.95

Description:

"They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Is that why Cheryl aspired to become a fashion model? Whose DNA is to blame for her love of the world of "Haute Fashion?" Her mother, Jessica, or her estranged Father.

When Cheryl discovers an old photograph in Jessica's jewelry case and can't get a credible explanation from her, is that why Cheryl chose to keep secrets too. What happens when Cheryl's lifelong dream turns into a nightmare and she is forced to decide between a provocateur and a provider? A dream maker and a dream taker. Does her love for high fashions and popularity cloud her mind?"

About the Author:

Baba Evans Moore attended the Chicago Theological Seminary and was awarded a John Haynes Holmes Fellowship. After graduating, he served three years as a Unitarian minister and an active member of The Chicago Center for Black Religious Studies. He eventually left All Souls Unitarian Church after deciding his ministry was in the streets of Chicago and not The Church.

Baba’s social conscious guided him through the Civil Rights Movement of the turbulent Sixties and the seventies, where he worked with members of the three major youth gangs in Chicago in a program called, “LSD, Lords Stones and Disciples.”

He left Chicago, relocated in Atlanta, to pursue the new role of entrepreneur. He joined with a famous entertainer and formed a successful oil company, B&E Petroleum Company. Within a short time, Baba found himself advising local Black business owners on how to become Minority suppliers and get their piece of the American Pie.

When economical opportunities demised for Blacks in Atlanta, Baba relocated to Washington, DC, became Chief of Staff to the senior member on the DC Board of Education, and later DC Public School’s Parent Involvement Coordinator.

The violent activities in the streets of Washington, DC and the growing problematic atmosphere in the district’s schools encouraged his writing career. Baba felt compelled to write and express the many social issues facing poor peoples in the nation’s capital... Eventually, DC became Baba Evans Moore’s new ministry.

Throughout his tenure Washington, Baba has received numerous community awards for his service to children and families: Youth-Build Program, DCPS Head Start Program, Significant Male Task Force, Falcon Edge Male Task Force, Inc.’s “Trail Blazer Male Involvement,” and the Greater Washington Urban League’s “Image of Fatherhood Loving Lifting Hands.” .

Baba Evans’ most treasured writing awards: Disilgold, Soul Magazine’s “Most Aspiring Breakthrough Male Author of The Year Award” and, C&B Distribution’s “Author of the Year” award.

Baba lives in Maryland and is currently the Parent Educator for the Toyota Family Literacy Program in a DC elementary school.

Introducing: Saving Grace: When Fate Steps In

Title: Saving Grace: When Fate Steps In
Author: JoAnn D. Bellamy
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: June 8, 2006
ISBN: 1597818062
Paperback: 172 pages
List Price: $12.99

Description:

Grace is born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, in the early 1950s in a Christian family where mistakes are made. This loving, impressionable little girl grows up to be a famous fashion designer with the world at her command. After experiencing the loss of those she loved dearly, Grace grows angry with God and thus sets out on a path of destruction. Life takes her in unimaginable directions full of secrets, guilt, and shame. How does one fight God? Grace truly gives it her best shot but learns a valuable lesson when faced with her own mortality, and her life takes a different turn When Fate Steps In. An African proverb says, "The bitter heart eats its owner." Saving Grace is about faith and family. It's about love and compassion. It's about the forgiveness of others and the ability to forgive oneself. It's about second chances and growth. Saving Grace could be you or your family. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and believe.


About the Author:

Everyone writes for a reason and JoAnn Denise Bellamy is no different.

"Saving Grace was written as a vehicle to getting clean, safe, water to the village of Mafi Sasekpe, in West Africa, enhancing the quality of life for all. Thank you for being a part of this dream. Contact Yaa715@aol.com or (718) 801-5723 to assist or comment."

Author will do private signings for church groups, family reunions, book fairs, etc.

Introducing: Alex's Dreams

Title: ALEX'S DREAMS
Author: ALEXANDER RUTHERFORD
Publisher: AUTHORHOUSE
Release Date: DECEMBER 31, 2004
ISBN: 1418468622
Paperback: 352 pages
List Price: $22.95

Description:

"ALEX'S DREAMS "A novel of a romantically dramatic nature based on sequences of "coming of age" events in the lives of a group of teenagers dealing with general, social events beckoning all young people venturing into the varied and complicated stages of adulthood written by one of the most spectacularly imaginative minds looking to break ground in the literary world...

My work is titled Alex's Dreams and it is a drama based on some general events, but mostly the vision of a "normal" life being lived by the main character, Alexandria (Alex). Although the novel is based on her, the novel also expands on the lives of the other roles as well. It basically describes the everyday lives of teenagers turning into young adults experiencing general situations such as dating, relationships, academic pressures and others. However, there are also other situations that are more intense and bewildering, mostly being heated sexual desires and acts that are, for the most part, heart-racing, lustful, passionate and raunchy at best.

As mentioned before, this novel revolves mainly around the main character Alexandria. At the beginning of the story, Alexandria is a sixteen-year-old girl who moved, with her family, from Oregon to Los Angeles, California to find a better life. Her family consists of her mother Kathleen (thirty-six), younger brother Vincent (twelve) and Cody (eight). Through the story, Alex grows in mind, body and soul. Her life is filled with fruitful rewards that she never imagined could happen living in Oregon. Her intelligence propels her through high school and college. In that process, she finds popularity, comfort and positive results. Alex, also, finds that special thing we all look for in our lives and that is true love.

In her first and last year in Ernest Rutherford High School, Alex meets the love of her life Christopher (Chris). He is a senior classman who, ironically enough, is the most famed and fabled students in his time there. Chris emerges out of Ernest Rutherford a high school football star and goes on to college with Alex. During his time in college, he is strangely pulled into a professional wrestling career by a wrestler who challenged him at an event he attended and won the World title. Wanting to finish college, Chris put the wrestling world on the backburner and finished college with Alex and their lives together progressed further.

In their fast-tracked relationship, Alex and Chris took on a lot of things most couples wouldn't dare to in the time they've been together. It seemed as if Alex and Chris immediately clicked and they both knew everything about each other. Shortly after they got together, Chris proposed to Alex and they immediately wedded. Not too long after that, Alex and Chris took another big step and brought their two children into the world. Most couples would not last as long on this fast track, however Alex and Chris persevered through it all. Including a couple of squabbles here and there. As all couples are prone to do, Alex and Chris did have some tough times. Whether it be physical trauma, trust issues or other situations, they worked it out and did so very maturely. As a matter of fact, their disagreements were very few. One incident being when Alex and Chris first got together and Alex lets her emotional insecurities from past relationships overwhelm her. Not knowing that Chris was with his friend Georgianna (Giana), Alex completely misinterprets the situation and Chris explains things to her. Alex, then, understands, apologizes to Chris and Giana and starts trusting Chris more than before.

Another incident is more dramatic than the first and was very much more complicated. Chris' ex-girlfriend, Christina Bellerose had reentered his life through a very premeditated and mysterious consequence. She had traveled from her out-of-state college and sent a line to Chris to pick her up with him not knowing that she was the one he was picking up. After her arrival, Chris had attempted to make connections and try to make Christina's stay pleasant and helped her settle in. Chris had made his relationship with Alex known to Christina and she was stunned to say the least. With this new information fresh in her mind, Christina had gone on the defensive to attempt to win Chris back. Later on, Chris and Alex had invited Christina to a college dance they were to attend that night. Seeing that this was a great opportunity to unfold her master plan, Christina had immediately accepted the invite. The night of the dance, Christina had conveniently lost her ride back to the campus dormitory and asked if Chris could give her a ride back. Chris did and in her dorm room is where Christina tried to seduce Chris away from Alex. Using all of her seductive whims and her enticing advances, Christina pulled out all of the stops to have Chris slip between her sheets. Although very taken by her and very tempted to act out his raging desires, Chris realized the situation and forted Christina off and escaped her tempest attempting to engulf his utopia with Alex.

The love that Alex and Chris share with each other is the kind of love I believe we all should have. Also, that is a shining example of how I believe love should be: unconditional with the highest degree of fidelity. Another love that Alex and Chris share is for their friends. They stick together through the thick and thin. Through good times and bad, they pull each other through the most intense of situations. They share great times and acted out fantasies through riveting discussions, personal actions, hanging out, you know - the basic "clique" stuff.

About the Author:

I was born on Tuesday, December 5, 1977, 7:35 am in Queens General Hospital in the Saint Albans section of Queens, New York. In junior high school, I met a young, Hispanic female named Yadeline. We had been friends for a while and then, in our first year in high school, she had told me about a book that she had been writing. She pulled a 300-page spiral notebook filled with the book she had been writing. She had told me that her book had a plot somewhat similar to The Babysitter's Club. After she had shown me her novel, without even read it, I had told myself, "This is what I want to do. I can do this. I can write a book too." After that epiphany, I had started writing my first book Alex's Dreams. After a few weeks, I had written about ten to fifteen pages of it and I lost them all. I had no idea what I had done with my book. So, after that, I had taken that experience as a sign to say maybe I wasn't meant to be a writer.

A little while after that experience, I was overwhelmed with new ideas for Alex's Dreams. So, one night, I just sat down and wrote. That night of writing turned into days. Then those days turned into weeks, months and years. To this day, I'm still brimming over with ideas for the novel I am developing now and future projects.

The main person I have to thank for my inspiration for finishing this novel is my mother, Katherine. Had it not been for her, this novel would have been collecting dust in my closet instead of it being published. She pushed me to not "sell myself short" and to not take short cuts and lay back. She taught me to use my initiative to my greatest advantage and for that I am grateful.

Another person for whom I have to thank for most of the ideas for this novel is my wife, Leslie. In terms of the periled journeys of being involved in a relationship, she has opened my eyes to many different aspects of life. She showed me the very complex and advanced levels that a relationship could and variably does enter. From dating to marriage and beyond, she has taught me so much about myself and what type of relationship I am capable of.

My personal quote to myself, whenever things aren't going my way is "Keep the Faith!" That's what I say to myself whenever my life seems to be taking a dramatic turn for the worse. All you have to do is keep the faith and keep hope alive and everything will turn out fine. In other instances, some other mottos apply. It's just that my motto "Keep the Faith" pretty much applies to everything.

I am finished writing my second novel, which is a continuation of this first one. This work will delve more into the darker element of reality, such as the loss of a family member, rape, infidelity and more. I also must admit, the sex scenes in this new work are more extreme and raunchier than I ever anticipated. I also have created a floor plan for a mature adventure book, delving into the life of a woman journeying through life in a world where she recognizes no moral value but she still retains her personal integrity. She travels attempting to spread wholesome and good moral values. In a nutshell, she is a good woman in a bad world.

Introducing: Urban Fairytales

Title: Urban Fairytales
Author: Donna Fair
Publisher: Sayso Publishing
Release Date: November 4, 2005
ISBN: 0976587009
Paperback: 194 pages
List Price: $14.95

Description:

Urban Fairytales is a collection of African American adult short stories. Inside of each story, you will either find characters with unique personality traits or characters in unique situations. Readers will find mystical stories such as Erica's Tale. Meet a woman whose guidance I hope you'll never need. Be forewarned she leaves a lasting mark on all who cross her path! Readers will find true love in the Nubian Princess Tale. Live through Wanda's journey of struggle deciding whether she will stay with her fiancee or give into her desire for the handsome stranger that has come into her life. Readers will open the door to the Skeletons in the Closet. Discover the ties that bind three friends as they share each other's joys, sorrows and dreams for the future. You will identify with these kindred sisters and the life experiences that they share. Read these stories and many more in Urban Fairytales.

About the Author:

Donna Fair, a Richmond Virginia native, moved to Connecticut where she lived for a number of years and she is now living in Columbia, Maryland with her husband and 2 sons. Donna has been an avid reader since childhood. She began writing at an early age. She has spent a number of years as a tech writer for various companies while writing fiction in her spare time.

Introducing: The Mouse That Roared

Title: THE MOUSE THAT ROARED
Author: DWAYNE MURRAY, SR.
Publisher: MADBO ENTERPRISES
Release Date: NOVEMBER 21, 2005
ISBN: 0976985500
Paperback: 250 pages
List Price: $13.95

Description:

Urban thriller involving a young woman named Sandra Lyte from Richmond Virginia who leaves her hometown to find her dreams in New York City. To her disappointment and sorrow though she only finds betrayal and terror as her life is torn apart. Through courage and determination Sandra finds the will to bring those responsible for her pain and suffering to justice. A first rate thriller that will keep the reader turning pages.

About the Author:

New author Dwayne Murray resides in New York City where he was born and raised. An electrician by trade Mr. Murray is proud and confident of his first novel and has hopes of completing many more thrillers in the near future.

Introducing: Wisdom Seeds

Title: Wisdom Seeds
Author: Patrice Wade Johnson
Release Date: 2006
ISBN: 0977346404
Paperback:
List Price: $15.00

Description:

From the outside, life in the Allen home appears to be perfect, but as a little girl Danielle begins to discern the façade. Joy, love, happiness and peace become mere words that are mentioned in her dad's sermons and in her grandmother's stories of the wisdom seeds. It is after Danielle is beguiled by Greg and left heart-broken, single and pregnant that life begins to water the spiritual truths planted by her grandmother. Danielle then begins to understand the significance of the wisdom seeds as she reaps what has been sown into her heart.

About the Author:

As a high school administrator and women's ministry facilitator, Patrice Wade-Johnson impacts the lives of people every day. Her life and profession co-exist on the same foundational principle - Jesus saves and changes lives. Ms. Johnson is a founding member of the Sanctuary of Praise where her ministry includes singing God's praises and the women's fellowship. Ms. Johnson is also the interim director of the Sanctuary Outreach Network. After graduating from high school in New York City, Ms. Johnson received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. Her professional experience includes Counseling, Educational Administration and community youth initiatives for youth and young women. She is currently a high school Assistant Principal. Ms. Johnson has written and directed 'In Your Mirror I See Me', 'Sitting On Top of the World', and 'Cindy - an urban fairytale'. Wisdom Seeds is her debut novel.

Introducing: The Window To My Soul : My Walk With Jesus

Title: The Window To My Soul : My Walk With Jesus
Author: Tannia E. Ortiz-Lopes a/k/a Mary Magdalene
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC
Genre: Poetry
Release Date: September 25, 2004
ISBN: 0975393359
Paperback: 136 pages
List Price: $12.95

Description:

Look into the heart and experience the faith and joyous expressions of these poems written to inspire, encourage and bless.

About the Author:

Tannia E. Ortiz-Lopés was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico and currently lives in Germany with her husband and two sons. On 2004, the author published her first free-style inspirational poetry book, The Window to my soul, My Walk with Jesus, with Tate Publishing and under the pen name of Mary Magdalene. On March 2006, the book was voted “Best Poetry Book” by www.christianstoryteller.com

Introducing: From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly

Title: From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly
Author: Renetta J. Randle
Publisher: Shortcakes Productions
Release Date: September 2006
ISBN: 0978970004
Paperback: 116 pages
List Price: $16.00

Description:

From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly is the first of a series about a young girl who experiences abandonment, kidnapping, physical and sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy.

It explains in detail the horrors of this experience and the impact that it had on her life that caused her to have several bad relationships and to become sexually promiscuous.

Read review / Order From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly

About the Author:

Renetta was born in Grand Rapids, MI and moved to Flint, MI when she was 5 years old. She attended the Flint Public Schools graduating from Northwestern High School in 1979 and furthered her education graduating from Baker College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration in 1998.

Renetta was blessed with two wonderful children, Cory and Stephani, six beautiful grandchildren, Arriyana, Ja’Kyra, Corionte’, Corion, Samyria, and Arrielle.

Renetta has been employed by Hurley Medical Center for the past 23 years and is currently working in the Service Access Management Department as an Insurance Service Specialist.

Renetta is a faithful member of Higher Quality of Life Ministries under the guidance of Pastor Ronnie and Lady Deborah Wiggins. She loves the Lord with all of her heart and loves to share that love with others.

Make Money...

Doesn't everyone want to ... Make Money ... that is. I know I surely do.

I was downsized in June of this year and since I've had more time on my hands than I normally would, I managed to finish up and publish my first blook (book based on a blog ... yay me!) However, what that did was whet my appetite for becoming a part of the whole "starving artist"/"freelancer" world that exists out there in the big wide web.

In a cursory search through one of those blog for money adsense communities, I came across a blogpost entitled "4 Ways to Make Money Blogging". I almost passed it by without reading cause my Adsense account from January 2006 to November 2006 has a whopping total of $1.67. Now with six blogs and pretty decent traffic and writing skills, if I may be so immodest, I figured some of my posts would have engendered a click or two.

Anyway ... that aside, I noticed that the ad had links to four Web sites and the first was Blogitive.com. I clicked on the link and read information that started like this:

"There are many ways to make money online. Some are very difficult such as starting an online business, some are somewhat difficult such as utilizing and marketing affiliate programs and some are just easy such as joining a site that just pays you to click through their website. You may be thinking “I will just do the easy way to make money online, I don’t know much about starting a business or marketing online”.

Still skeptical, I read to the end and submitted one of my blogs for approval. Boy am I glad that I didn't let my cynicism prevent me from the earning possibilities provided by Blogitive.

A month later I am happy to say that Blogitive.com lives up to its billing. Once your blog is approved you simply have to write about the company, services or products contained within the web release provided, use the link provided, link it to the specified key words, make sure the post is at least 100 words, make sure you have two regular posts in between Blogitive Ad posts, make sure your feed is submitted to feedburner.com and of course, in order to get paid, submit the Url of the post to Blogitive and receive payment once a week.

Not too shabby hmmmm?

Introducing: Thug Nation

Title: THUG NATION
Author: CONTEL BRADFORD
Publisher: COUNT KREW PUBLICATIONS
Release Date: OCTOBER, 2006
ISBN: 0-9787780-1-4
Format: Paperback
List Price: $13.00

Description:

THE BALLAD OF A MENACE

All eyes on Gerald Thomas, AKA G Dogg, a merciless gang banger who's migrated from the slums of Chicago into the equally malicious streets of Detroit. He is what he is ... a stone cold killer, battling a quiet conscious and ever chasing demons.

After being released from prison Gerald has his first opportunity to walk away from the life ... no more affiliation, no more murder. But old habits die hard; especially when the price is right. There's a new hard hitting organization in town, well aware of Gerald's notorious reputation as "Gangland Assassin". Blinded by greed and his thirst to escape the hood, Gerald accepts, signing his name in blood on a contract that binds him for life.

The beast within is reborn and Gerald applies the role perfectly. Seems money ain't a thang any more yet it's the drastic steps it takes to get it. While he plans an exit with his daughter and her mother, old allies become weary and suspicious of his dealings. Gerald also finds that he has a historic link with his new associates ... the conflict of murder.

In the end it's do or die ... for EVERYONE. THUG NATION is a piece of gang madness and the effect it had on Detroit and so many other cities in the mid to late 90's ... the disturbing portrait of a young man swallowed whole by the streets.

About the Author:

Contel Bradford was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, exposed to various elements and hazardous environments. While he fell in love with the art of writing at an early age, he eventually strayed off and was corrupted by the wicked ways of the surrounding streets. After making a few horrid decisions, Contel realized he no longer wanted to be a part of the urban madness, distancing himself from the drama. It was then that Mr. Bradford embraced writing as his true passion.

In 2002 Contel Bradford wrote his first book, Dark Decisions, a graphic piece of literature depicting urban life in the rawest of forms. He quickly learned the craft of screenwriting and elected to toggle both careers in hopes of flourishing in the entertainment industry.

Still ignored by commercial publishers, Contel began printing, producing and distributing his own work with the establishment of Count Krew Publications in 2005, just in time for the debut of his second real life classic, Dangerously in Love.

As of now Contel Bradford has written four riveting screenplays, including his latest smash, Dayton’s Mob, with several more in the waits. His steamy, provocative short story, Hot in Here, was recently published and released with Silks Vault, a fast rising online publisher of the finest in erotic literature. Immediately thereafter Silks Vault Publishing accepted and released Contel’s gripping Ebook, A Gentlemen’s Cry, the first episode of the Dangerously in Love series.

While Mr. Bradford is currently just a small voice in the world, he’s already recognized as one of the most prolific authors of authentic urban prose on the scene, picking up the pen right where legendary talents such as Donald Goines and Ice Berg Slim left off. Contel continues to write vigorously while selling books from his trunk, night clubs and anywhere eager readers are lurking.

Contel’s newest book, THUG NATION has just been released with Count Krew Publications, one of the most painfully truthful pieces ever composed. Mr. Bradford’s next book, CONSEQUENCES, will be released in the winter of 2006.

Introducing: And Even If I Did: A Novel

Title: AND EVEN IF I DID
Author: KISHA GREEN
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Release Date: April 18, 2006
ISBN: 0595390137
Paperback: 256 Pages
List Price: $16.95

Description:

Three single friends try to cope with life while also trying to survive in the ?real world? while learning that life isn?t that bad when you have friends, but as fast as things are good they turn bad and makes the trio come to the real definition of friends forever.

Simone, battling her abandonment issues while longing for the love she thinks she needs in order to make her whole.

Taylor, who has made a life of looking for love is forced to deal when an ex-boyfriend that gives her the reality check of a lifetime.

Lastly Jordan leaves behind in her past an abusive boyfriend for a better life. Unable to run anymore she has to confront the past.

Their life experiences teach each of them about self love and recognition, earning them the right to say, And Even If I Did. Can you?

About the Author:

Kisha Green resides in New Jersey with her husband and children. Her gift of story telling and writing about realistic feelings not only makes her novels exciting but emotionally accurate as well.

While the road to her literary dream was off to a rocky start, Kisha a firm believer "If God brings me to it, He will bring me through it!" and with that mentality, Kisha is ready to take "Literary Hollywood" by storm!

In addition to writing novels, Kisha writes for various websites including her two monthly colums "Parenting Jewels" at Women on the Road of Deliverance and This & That Tidbits Mahogany Butterfly.com

Funeral Flowers

When you go to a funeral, do you ever stop to think about where the flowers came from? Do you even notice the lovely funeral flowers that are usually strategically and lovingly placed around and sometimes on the casket?

Usually, well wishers are at a loss to decide what to do to help?

Here's a thought: with the use of a service like Dot Flowers you can do your part to help. Dot Flowers goes the extra mile on orders for funeral flowers ... after all it is the last opportunity you will have to say goodbye.

In addition, Dot Flowers will call you up to verify your order before having it delivered, thereby avoiding embarrassing or even distressing snafus and ensuring that your message of sympathy rings through loud and clear.

Something to think about the next time you're unsure how to express your sympathy.

You're Invited...



You're Invited...


To a Book Chat


moderated by Rachel Ramone of



The Phenomenal Women Yahoo Group.


for

Author: Dee S. White




Where: phpMyChat Chatroom in the "Default" Room, click here to register


When: Saturday, November 4, 2006 - 8 PM (EST)


How:
Register now or tomorrow before chatting, then click above link


Objective:
To find out more about the book (the message),

the purpose (is it about the buck, the notoriety, the talent or what?) , and

the author (what makes her qualified to expound thusly?)


A note from the author:

Hi Folks,

If you've already purchased copies of AIJAN, I thank you and hope to see you there. If you've not had time but would like to participate you may still do so by reading the excerpts provided and/or purchasing the eBook.

Now ya'll don't show up just to show up ... come primed with questions to make me think, laugh and/or squirm ... everything's fair game, except for the dreaded ... "Umm... whatchu wearing ma?" ...LOL...

Peace,
Dee
I am who I am, by the grace of God.

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