Introducing: Miss-Guided

Title: Miss-Guided
Author: Renee Daniel Flagler
Publisher: Aspicomm Books
Release Date: May 10, 2006
ISBN-10: 097604661X
ISBN-13: 978-0976046615
Paperback: 278 pages
List Price: $14.95


What happens when you mix a beautiful, money-hungry diva, a jealous best friend, and one soon-to-be wealthy man who is blinded by love?

Meet Kennedy Divine, the diva, when she finds out that her ex-boyfriend’s wealthy father is on his death bed, she decides it’s a good time to get back together with him. To Kennedy's advantage, setting her trap to lure Troy Alexander back into her cunning arms, takes little to no effort since he has never stopped loving her. As the father of Kennedy's young son, Troy always knew he'd get his woman back somehow.

Dina Jacobs is Kennedy's close, yet jealous friend. Although she's beset with many issues of her own, Dina agrees to assist Kennedy in her conniving scheme. Everything is going according to plan until a shocking twist of fate causes Dina to expose Kennedy's deceitful intentions.

Will Kennedy come out on top, or will her Miss-Guided intentions leave her out in the cold?

About the Author:

Renee Daniel Flagler is a marketing professional and freelance writer currently residing in Long Island, NY. She has written several articles for business and consumer magazines. Renee is also the author of Mountain High, Valley Low and is at work on her third novel, the highly anticipated sequel to Mountain High, Valley Low, entitled, In Her Mind.

Introducing: Carmello: A Family Affair

Title: Carmello: A Family Affair
Author: Rahsaan Ali
Publisher: Running Rivers Publication
Release Date: November 30, 2006
ISBN-10: 0979070007
ISBN-13: 978-0979070006
Paperback: 300 pages
List Price: $14.95


Bestselling Author, Rahsaan Ali, steps into the literary scene with another guaranteed bestseller! When you're in the game, nothing is ever sacred. Ever! "My word is bond" is the phrase most commonly stated amongst the hustlers. The cutthroat styling of the haters is masqueraded by hugs, pounds and love. Loyalty ain't nothing but a word some dick made up to protect his head from the diseased, poverty-filled world of karma. And the only back niggaz got is the line they stand on before being sent back up North.

This is the game where anybody can be a winner and everybody's always a sore loser. The doe is fast and women come in abundance like ripened green bushels of plantains at the West Indian day parade. It can be all good when everybody getting it together. But if you start making even just a dollar more than the next man? Just prepare yourself to spend either time in jail or in the cemetery. Because niggaz is snitching. Keep your friends at a distance because it's not always your enemies you need to be keeping close. The block is a microscope and you're always under it.

About the Author:

Rahsaan Ali began writing poetry when he was twelve years old. After receiving A's in all his classes for poetry assignments that were given for homework he graduated to writing short stories for fun.

At seventeen Rahsaan saw Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" and fell in love with the idea of bringing written characters to life. What an influence Spike had on his aspirations! Now, after making the Essence Bestseller List four times consecutively for 2006 with a hip hop romance bestseller called "Nasty" he's since parted ways with his former publisher and is moving on to bigger and better things.

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Introducing: How to Get Out of Debt

Title: How to Get Out of Debt: Get an "A" Credit Rating For Free Using The System I've Used Successfully With Thousands of Clients
Author: Harrine Freeman
Publisher: Adept Publishers
Release Date: December 15, 2006
ISBN-10: 1933949430
ISBN-13: 978-1933949437
Paperback: 240 pages
List Price: $19.95

Book Description:

Imagine life without debt? Less stress, not worrying about bill collectors calling you at home or at work, and putting an end to your fights with your partner, spouse or children that are caused by not having any money. You would be able to buy things that you needed or wanted, and get a good interest rate for a home or car loan. These are just some of the many benefits of having good credit and using this book can help you get that good credit.

This self help book explains my own personal story of how I was $19,000 in debt and got out of debt without having to go to a credit counseling agency or file for bankruptcy. The book provides step by step details on how to repair your credit and how to get out of debt. The book also provides information on how to create your own flexible spending plan and how to maintain your good credit, resource information, sample letters and spending plan worksheets.

About the Author:

Harrine Freeman is a member of the American Association of Daily Money Managers, the National Association of Women Writers, IEEE and Women In Technology. She has provided credit repair counseling for issues such as bankruptcies, judgments, student loans, delinquent debts, repossessions, and much more. Her clients include doctors, lawyers, actors, nurses, and IT professionals. She has been a guest speaker at local churches, schools and radio shows.

Her experience began by repairing her own credit. She was $19,000 in debt and was making only $21,000 a year. She has been debt free for the past 10 years. In 2000, she began providing credit repair services to family and friends. In 2002, she began a credit repair and personal finance business and has helped thousands of clients of all ages and economic backgrounds go on to purchases homes, cars, start businesses and purchase investment property. She has a B.S. degree in Computer Science and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Information Technology. She has been an IT professional for the past 13 years providing quality assurance, testing, and software development services to government and commercial businesses.

She writes frequently and has written technical documentation for the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, as well as written several ezine on personal finance. Her first book How to Get Out of Debt: Get an "A" Credit Rating For Free Using The System I've Used Successfully With Thousands of Clients was published by Adept Publishers and will be available in bookstores in December 15, 2006. She currently lives in Washington DC .

Announcement: One Love Book of the Month and 25% Off Sale

Time is slowly winding down and you have only 11 days left until you can get your hands on One Love for $11.25 (25% off the original cover price)at Xpress Yourself Publishing until Saturday, 20 January 2007!

Don't miss out on picking up the novel that folks can't stop reading at this special price. Once it's gone, you'll be sorry you missed out on this opportunity!

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Jessica Tilles - Unfinished Business
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Be on the lookout for a special announcement coming soon from yours truly. If you are familiar with my previous creative endeavors, then you know you won't be disappointed. ;-)

Take care and be blessed.

Bill Holmes
Author, Poet, Writer

"Every word I write is an extension of my breath, my heart, and my soul that I want the world to share and to remember long after my life has come to an end."

Introducing: Let's Get It On

Title: Let's Get It On
Author: Dyanne Davis
Publisher: Genesis Press (Love Spectrum)
Release Date: December 1, 2006
ISBN-10: 1585712108
ISBN-13: 978-1585712106
Paperback: 292 pages
List Price: $9.95


When Heaven, a registered nurse falls in love with Hamid despite religious and cultural differences she knows there will be problems. When her business takes off, fulfilling her dreams of financial independence she's not so ready to give it up.

Hamid has given a vow to his family that he will not do as so many have done. He has come to America to become a doctor but his pledge to return to Pakistan and give back was not taken lightly. Falling in love with Heaven has brought its own set of problems.

In spite of the problems the couple marries and set about to compromise. Hamid returns to Pakistan to begin work in the clinic and Heaven remains in America to manage her business. After a year of this the constant separation isn’t working. When it looks as if their fighting will eventually tear away at the seam of their love they realize something drastic must be done.

Hamid is tied to his vow to his father. Heaven is tied to a vow to herself. Will they find a way to bridge the continental divide and save their love or will they allow vows to keep them apart?

About the Author:

Dyanne was born in a small town in Alabama. She moved to Chicago when she was eleven, with her mother and sister, where she remained. She's happily married to William Davis, her newest critique partner. They live in a nearby Chicago Suburb with their only child, William Davis Jr.

A love of the written word began at the age of four when she began reading. Her passion for reading carried over into a desire to write. Dyanne retired from nursing three years ago with her husband's encouragement to pursue her dreams of writing full time.

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Introducing: The Train-of-Thought Writing Method

Title: THE TRAIN-OF-THOUGHT WRITING METHOD: Practical, User-Friendly Help for Beginning Writers
Author: Kathi Macias
Release Date: FEBRUARY 28, 2005
ISBN-10: 142083259X
ISBN-13: 978-1420832594
Paperback: 96 pages
List Price: $15.50


Train-of-Thought: If you want to know how best to put your thoughts and dreams into a clear, compelling, readable manuscript, this is the must-have book for you! Sample chapters available at: and

About the Author:

Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored seventeen books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a former pastor, as well as a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences. She lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al, where the two of them spend their free time riding their Harley.

Introducing: Tangerine

TangerineTitle: TANGERINE
Author: Marilyn Griffith
Publisher: REVELL
Release Date: JANUARY 1, 2007
ISBN-10: 0800730429
ISBN-13: 978-0800730420
Paperback: 304 pages
List Price: $12.99


Fans of Pink and Jade will eat up Tangerine, the third book in the cutting-edge Shades of Style series. Jean Guerra, a designer at Garments of Praise design firm, doesn't like surprises. These days though, the unexpected meets her everywhere. Since Jean's return to the church a year ago, her God-encounters occur with increasing frequency, along with thoughts of her husband-the one she vowed to divorce and gave up on long ago. The one nobody at work knows about, not even her best friend, Lily, or her boss, Chenille. But when the designer assigned to work with Jean on a line of men's suits shows up, her heart flips. It's her husband, Nigel Salvador. Jean is finally rendered speechless. Can her bruised heart become whole enough to love again? Or will she remain in the trenches of loneliness forever?

About the Author:

marilyn griffithMarilynn Griffith is a freelance writer and conference speaker whose online columns and blogs reach thousands of women each year. She is the author of Pink and Jade, and has contributed to Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman's Soul, Proverbs for the People, and For Better or for Worse. Marilynn lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with her husband and seven children.