- Birmingham, Al, USA
- member since October 23, 2007
Toshika’s last login was Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
MLK and President Obama have more than skin color in common, they both were educated and both were visionaries! A lot of people HATE dreamers (Joseph and Daniel) Keep the dream alive and VOTE tomorrow! If you don't vote you are spitting in our forefathers faces. Many Black men died so we can have the right to vote!
Guess what! Valentine's day is coming up, and to celebrate I'm giving away two of my Kimani or Arabesque novels, winners' choice. To be part of the draw, just drop me a line here, and leave an email or other contact or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll draw for winners on February 15. Give yourself or someone else a gift of romance for Valentine's! (The stamps from Trinidad would be pretty cool, too.)
We read and discussed Captured by Beverly Jenkins a few months ago and it's nominated as the best historical of the year over at:
If you think it's the best historical on the list, please vote for it. Let's spread the word.
Happy New Years to you and yours, Toshika! I really enjoyed One Night With You. And you're going to enjoy Wrapped in Pleasure! Delany's Desert Sheik is a re-release, but it was the first Westmoreland book and kicked off that series. The second story in Wrapped in Pleasure is a new sheik story and another connection between the Westmorelands and the Madaras series. I LOVED it! Can't wait to hear what you thought of it. Happy New Year and as always... happy reading...
In a moment of pique and frustration Virginia wrote an open letter to Oprah, and shared it with a few writer friends who are going through the same thing we are. Now the letter has started to go viral--getting a lot of repostings and inclusions in blogs, newsletters and on Facebook, so in case you hadn't seen it, we wanted to share our plight, the plight of many black authors with you, readers who have supported us all these years. http://twomindsfull.blogspot.com.
In reality Oprah is just a metaphor--a name that might get this subject the attention it deserves. Because when you have a publication like Library Journal listing their 31 Best Books of 2009 http://ow.ly/HDU7 and the "genre" fiction list includes Street Lit --8 books but no category for contemporary African American writers, we are really in trouble.
We are trying to encourage diversity in reading--we believe books should be windows, not just mirrors...
Hey Toshika! I hope your weekend is going well! I'm so glad you enjoyed Sizzling Seduction. I appreciate that you took the time to drop me a note! :-) Aisha was a trip with that Food Network, huh? Sistah-child needed to step away from the TV and the pots and pans. LOL. And Aunt Sophie... glad I was still able to surprise folks with that one. ;-) Take care, sis! Much love and happy reading...
Girl you ain't said NOTHING...I love sharing with everyone...and I like that you get to chit-chat with the authors from time to time...especially my favorites...it's so nice to be able to discuss the books with fellow readers...so whacha' reading now?
Hey, Toshika...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...glad I was able to assist you with your book selections...have a blessed week...and as always Happy Reading:-)