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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...
I would like to introduce my debut novel, Secret Betrayals for your reading pleasures.
Meet Jasmine, Toya and Chante – three new millennium women doing it for themselves – by any means necessary.
Jasmine Reeves has it all – a good education, a cool job, a man who loves her and a man she loves too. Unfortunately they’re not one in the same. After falling hard for her friend's husband, Jasmine has to figure out what direction her life is going to take. Should she stay with her faithful but lackluster boyfriend of five years or should she allow herself to continue to be played by the man who has her heart - even if it means stabbing her girl in the back? When what happens in the dark ultimately comes to light, will she hide her nasty secrets or will she expose them for the world to see, despite the consequences?
Toya Johnson loves the luxuries of life and has no problem using the world’s oldest profession to obtain them. However, when she unexpectedly finds the man of her dreams, she can’t seem to shake the past that keeps coming back to haunt her. Addicted to the money and power that accompany her lifestyle, Toya keeps telling herself that she’ll only do it “one more time”. Will she ever get out of “the life” and allow herself to experience the “happily ever after” she's always wanted or will the past refuse to let her go, taking her down with it?
Chante Summers has a handsome and successful husband who provides for her in every way. What more could a girl want, right? Unfortunately some people are never satisfied. Bored with the housewife routine and a husband whose bedroom skills are less exciting than a can of paint, Chante has no choice but to satisfy herself in other ways. But when the close calls and drama become too much to handle, will she be able to give up her extra curricular activities or is she too addicted to thrill, even if it threatens to destroy her?
When lust, deceit, and betrayal collide, will these three women have what it takes to overcome it? Or will they be destroyed by the flames of their own disturbing, dangerous, and possibly deadly Secret Betrayals.
Read the first six chapters of Secret Betrayals on my MySpace blog at http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=100687122
Thanks for accepting our friendship and joining us on Shelfari! In case you're interested, there is DeBerry & Grant group here and in addition to keeping up with us on Shelfari and on our website, we blog regularly (Chapter 1 and an audio excerpt of What Doesn't Kill You are on the blog now) and are also on Myspace, Facebook and Twitter--all of which is very nearly another full time job! We even have YouTube videos and will be making another one next week in the new Simon & Schuster studio! Please visit our Tours page on the website and come out and see us if we're coming to your city with the new book.
Again, thanks for supporting our work & have great 2009!
Hey Girl! I am finally getting to updating my page. I only added some books that I have read. I will try to get to adding comments about some of the books I have read. I just finished reading Between Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey. I have had it for a while and finally decided to start reading when I had a few hours of me time and I finished it in no time. It was a world I was not familiar with but in the end I understood everybody's reasons for doing what they did. I will give it a 4 out of 5.
Hey babe! Corporate Corner Boyz is a book about loyalty, trust, and most importantly friendship. When success is around the corner do you remain loyal to those who helped you get there or is it every man for himself?
Corporate Corner Boyz is now in book stores everywhere check out the reviews on amazon.com!!!
Yes I am a addict to books, and as you can see Kiimberla Lawson Roby is one of my favs. I haven't started reading One In the Million or Sleeping with the Enemy as of yet, needless to say, I can't wait. Feel free to comment on Sin No More, I would love to know what you thought.