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Spring 2013

The Morning Tea Reflect. Reconnect. Renew

Black Pearls Magazine

BEA Special Edition

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Black Pearls Magazine Brought to you by EDC Creations Media Group Black Pearls Magazine Online is a free digital magazine committed to inspire, encourage and empower a international group of readers. Our mission is to provide information that is essential, enlightening and entertaining. The information that we publish helps to empower our readers, therefore enriching their lives and benefiting the communities in which they live. We believe in Giving the Gift of Knowledge! The words Black Pearls has become a metaphor for something very rare, very admirable and very valuable. We are here to bring you those literary jewels, Black Pearls, that are sure to bring you and your love ones much pleasure and empowerment. Every issue of this magazine will celebrate the accomplishments of authors and writers from around the globe, honoring proud traditions and spotlighting ways to enhance the reader's everyday life. Visit the magazine's Bookclub Reading Room for more excellent selections: www.blackpearlsmagazine.com Discover great books, read about the authors, find other book club members, explore our reader’s guides, share our excerpts of new releases and more. Books are a blessing when you can learn and grow from what you read. I hope that you find many books to add great value in your life. Start by reading this entire catalog of suggested books. Please contact us at: edc_dg@yahoo.com and let us know who you would like to see in the next exciting issue of Black Pearls’ The Morning Tea. Spread the word about these Black Pearls...Give the Gift of Knowledge.


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A House Divided by Kimberla Lawson Roby Kimberla Lawson Roby New York Times Bestselling Author/NAACP

Image Award Winner Celebrates Milestone in Hit Series! A little more than a decade since she first introduced readers to the infamous Reverend Curtis Black, New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby returns with the release of her 10th installment in the popular series. A House Divided marks the 19th title for the NAACP Image Award winner who has published 18

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In A HOUSE DIVIDED, life is close to perfect for Charlotte and Curtis Black — except that their son Matthew's girlfriend, Racquel, is eight months pregnant and Racquel's mother, Vanessa, and Charlotte can barely stand the sight of each other. On the day of Racquel's baby shower, Charlotte and Vanessa have a major blowup and the stress sends Racquel into early labor. Curtis is displeased with Charlotte's behavior, something that slowly but surely drives a new wedge between them. At the same time, Curtis is consumed with church business and trying to uncover who is behind a series of mysterious letters that threaten to expose his biggest secret. Increasingly furious with his mother, Matthew gives Charlotte an ultimatum — treat Racquel and her mom with respect or she'll be cut off from seeing the baby altogether. This sends Charlotte down a road of revenge. Once again, the Black household is torn apart, and it will take a miracle for anyone to recover. The Reverend Curtis Black saga that shines a spotlight on corruption in the church began in 2000 with the release of CASTING THE FIRST STONE. At the time, Roby had no plans for a series, but over the years readers have shown they can’t get enough of the pastor and his family. “What readers have shared is that they wanted to see more and more of Curtis and his family because they could relate to the storyline surrounding a pastor, his wife and problems in the church,” says Roby. “When I would ask say a room of 100 attendees if they wanted to read more about Curtis and his family, literally 95 to 98 hands would go up.”

Read excerpts from all of Kimberla Lawson Roby’s books: http://www.kimroby.com/bookshelf.php


Intimate Conversation with Kimberla Lawson Roby New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby has published 18 novels which include THE PERFECT MARRIAGE, THE REVEREND’S WIFE, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR, A DEEP DARK SECRET, ONE IN A MILLION, and her debut title, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, which was originally self-published through her own company, Lenox Press. Her novels have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including those in The New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Essence Magazine, and Barnes and Noble to name a few. Kimberla is also the 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction, and she resides in Illinois with her husband, Will. www.kimroby.com BPM: What topics does your latest Curtis Black book address? Why? A House Divided addresses the subject of mothers and the struggle some tend to have when it comes to allowing an adult child to make his or her own decisions and mistakes. It also focuses on what can happen to a family when a parent tries to control an adult child and force him or her to do only what they want them to do--which is what Charlotte Black does to Matthew in the worst possible way. I can't imagine what it must feel like having a controlling mother or father, but the reason I wanted to write about this topic is because, unfortunately, I do know a number of adult children who have distanced themselves from their parents for this very reason. BPM: You believe strongly in: I believe strongly in God, myself, and family values. BPM: You are humbled by: I am deeply humbled by God and by my amazing readers. BPM: Faith allows you to: Faith allows me to do things I never thought imaginable or things I thought I would never have the courage to even try to do. So for years now, my motto in life has been to: "Believe in God, believe in yourself, and believe in whatever it is you are trying to accomplish---believe in that order." BPM: When you are afraid, you will: When I am afraid or worried about anything, I pray, pray, pray until God removes the spirit of fear and worry from me completely. BPM: What have you learned from your readers: What I have learned from my readers is that even when people have never met you, they can still be some of the kindest and most loyal people in the world. My readers are absolutely the best, and they are the reason I am able to have a writing career.


God Don't Make No Mistakes by Mary Monroe In the sparkling conclusion to Mary Monroe's bestselling God Series, two forever friends face their biggest betrayals yet and learn the hard way that putting your trust in the wrong hands can change your life forever… These days, Annette Goode Davis has a pretty full plate--literally and figuratively. Although she's trying to reconcile with her husband, Pee Wee, she's still seeing other men on the side. A woman's got to cover her bases, right? With her love life hopping, Annette should be as pleased as punch. Instead, the stress has her eating everything in sight and packing on the pounds along the way. Meanwhile, Annette's best friend, Rhoda O'Toole, has her hands full--as usual--dealing with her wild child daughter. Jade has always been a cross to bear, but when her antics almost cost Rhoda her man, Rhoda throws Jade out on the street. But Jade soon finds a way to make Rhoda regret her choice.

Mama Ruby by Mary Monroe If you are a fan of Toni Morrison and Zora Neale Hurston, you will love Mama Ruby and the writings of Mary Monroe! New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe presents an unforgettable tale featuring Mama Ruby, the indomitable heroine of her acclaimed novel The Upper Room. Now readers will get a peek into Ruby’s early years, as she transforms from a spoiled small-town girl into one of the South’s most notorious and volatile women… Growing up in Shreveport, Louisiana, Ruby Jean Upshaw is the kind of girl who knows what she wants and knows how to get it. By the time she’s fifteen, Ruby has developed a taste for fast men and cheap liquor, and not even her preacher daddy can set her straight. Most everyone in the neighborhood knows you don’t cross Ruby. When Ruby discovers she’s in the family way, she’s scared for the first time in her life. Ruby secretly gives birth to a baby girl at Othella’s house. With few choices, Othella talks Ruby into giving the child away and with the help of a shocking revelation, convinces Ruby to run off with her to New Orleans. Read an excerpt here.


Lost Daughters by Mary Monroe “Lost Daughters will be an intriguing (but fun) read for a variety of reasons. The betrayals and secrets will provoke some sadness, anger, a lot of heading shaking comments and some humor. Despite the fact that there is an abundance of deceptions throughout the story, there will be a lot of joy and triumph in the end for the main characters.” — Mary Monroe New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe brings to life her most provocative and daring characters yet in this emotional and sometimes shocking tale of daughters lost and found, and the ways in which the past still haunts them. After years of living under Mama Ruby’s commanding presence, Maureen Montgomery is finally taking charge of her own life. With her beautiful teenage daughter, Loretta, by her side, she returns to Florida after Mama Ruby’s death and settles into a routine that any other woman would consider bland. But for Maureen and her older brother Virgil, who grew up with Mama Ruby’s hair-trigger temper and murderous ways, bland is good. But Loretta has other ideas. Set on becoming rich and famous, she convinces Maureen to let her start a modeling career. And Loretta thinks Miami photographer Melvin Ross is just the man to make her a star. But even with Mel by their side, taking Maureen and Loretta’s lives in new directions, they can’t escape Mama Ruby. Neither can Virgil, who’s concealed one of Mama Ruby’s most shocking acts for most of his life…and is now living with the guilt of his deceit. Yet, as much as Virgil knows, he could never imagine the depth of Mama Ruby’s yearning for her daughter, or how much Maureen wants her own daughter to feel free to live on her own terms. For them, Mama Ruby will never die…and it’s not until Maureen takes on a bit of Mama Ruby’s strength to face down the past and forge new bonds that she’s able to make a future that is truly hers. Listen to the author reading from Lost Daughters. Third book in the Upper Room Series: http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/CHVCw874

About Author Mary Monroe Mary Monroe is the third child of Alabama sharecroppers and the first and only member of her family to finish high school. She did not attend college or any writing classes, but taught herself how to write and started writing short stories around the age of four. She spent the first part of her life in Alabama and Ohio, and moved to Richmond, California, in 1973. She has lived in Oakland since 1984.


The Deadly Rose, An Assassin's Tale by J.M. Lominy Pierre-André François is handsome, intelligent, and the greatest soccer player in Haitian history. He also has a well-kept secret; he is an assassin. In fact, Pierre-André François is the vile and feared Haitian assassin known as The Little Rose. Like a skilled painter, he kills with style and finesse, bringing death in broad purposeful strokes and sweeps of red. Signing each piece of work with a fragrant red rose. The year is 1957 and Haiti is in turmoil.

Political wrangling has kept the

presidency vacant and the country is ripe with civil unrest and upheaval. Political positions are up for grabs and anyone with power, money and courage are out to claim them. Turmoil, conflict and distrust, the ideal environment for a skilled assassin to leave his mark! However, the Little Rose is not alone. After he assassinates a popular senator, he finds himself hunted by an unknown depraved psychopath. Ever confident in his deadly skills, the Little Rose is put to the test when he comes face to face with the machetecarrying killer. The Deadly Rose, chapter one is available for immediate reading: http://jmlominy.com/books/chapter-1

Meet the Author Life began for J.M. Lominy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As a husband, father, nurse and veteran Lominy has been making room to write since 2000. Specializing in Historical Fiction, he is the author of the upcoming book, The Deadly Rose, An Assassin’s Tale. His work, both poetic and determined in voice, places an emphasis on the Haitian experience as witnessed through the life of passionate characters. Mr. Lominy currently resides in Georgia with his wife and his three sons. Visit J.M. Lominy at his website to order books and to follow him online: http://jmlominy.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JMLOMINY Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JmLominy


Kinky Coily: A Resource Guide for Going Natural by Pamela Samuels Young Have you been thinking about transitioning to natural hair, but don't know where to start? Then Kinky Coily: A Resource Guide for Going Natural is for You! This book is a collection of the best resources to help you begin your natural hair journey. You'll find the books, the bloggers, tools, product and more. You'll learn how to develop a hair care regime, how to determine the tools and products you'll need and how to track your progress. Whether you have a relaxer, press 'n curl or you're already natural, Kinky Coily has something for you. So get ready to experience the true beauty and versatility of your natural hair.

Primary message in Kinky Coily: ▪ You shouldn't be afraid to go natural. ▪ You can take charge of your own hair care. ▪ You will experience a new sense of freedom by going natural.

This book will help African-American women with kinky hair learn the true beauty and versatility of their natural hair. Explore the Kinky Coily Video Tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/user/KinkyCurlyPamela

Meet the Author Pamela Samuels Young is a practicing attorney whose fast-paced legal thrillers tackle law and crime. In her fifth novel, Attorney-Client Privilege, an explosive sex discrimination case is derailed by a brutal murder.

Pamela’s first non-fiction book, Kinky Coily: A

Resource Guide to Going Natural, goes on sale in the Fall of 2013. A former TV news writer, Pamela currently serves on the Board of Directors of the L.A. Chapter of Sisters in Crime, an organization dedicated to the advancement of women mystery writers.

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invite Pamela to your book club meeting or event, email Pamela via her website at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com


Your Legacy is a Gift to Earth with Everlasting Memories by Brenda Johnson Padgitt What do you want people to remember about you? What kind of impact do you want to have for years to come? When you use your gifts and talents to serve others you are building relationships. Relationships involve people caring about others. People will remember you for your gifts, talents, ideas, inventions, services or products you offered. Legacy according to the Random House College Dictionary is anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. Legacy could also be personal property, money, laws, customs and traditions. Many people feel it is an honor to continue the legacies passed down from their ancestors. It is important to leave something of value that will continue to benefit others after you expire from Earth. Your legacy will be the remnant that remains of you in the Earth. When you leave a legacy it shows your accomplishments during your lifetime. It gives a snap shot of your goals, interests, talents and abilities. Your legacy shows what was dear to your heart while you lived on Earth. It shows what you were passionate about. Your legacy to Earth is usually a continuation of what people enjoyed while you lived. People continue to benefit from what you offered to Planet Earth. Today we continue to benefit from the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his activism, ideas, speeches and marches to help in the Civil Rights Movement. Madame C. J. Walker left a legacy of the power of entrepreneurship. She is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the first female of any race to become a self made millionaire. Today we continue to enjoy the rags to riches story told about her life and the hair care products she manufactured. According to Wikipedia.com, Karl Benz invented the first modern automobile in 1885.

Henry Ford is remembered for

maximizing on the assembly line technique in 1914. He manufactured the first affordable automobile called the Ford Model T in 1927. The invention of the modern automobile is still a major necessity in the United States and other countries around the world. You can also leave a legacy of a good reputation that is associated with your name. According to the Bible in Proverbs 22:1, a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered also for his good name. He promoted and modeled peaceful demonstrations during the Civil Rights Movement. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Planning, preparing and building your dreams goes hand in hand with your legacy. Whatever you build successfully remains in the Earth when you expire. The business and profits you leave can be passed down to your children, family members or friends. Before you expire communicate to your family members how you want your legacy to continue. You can also recommunicate this in your Will. It is up to you to plan what you will leave and to whom. Your legacy will have everlasting memories from generation to generation. Your talents, gifts, ideas, inventions, services or products will continue to be used and appreciated by many. Connect with Brenda Johnson Padgitt: www.brendapadgitt.com and www.aswifttpublishing.com


What Will Your Legacy Be? A good man . . . leaves an inheritance -- Proverbs 13:22 (NIV) Each life touches other lives in seen and unseen ways. You don't necessarily have to know somebody in order to experience the blessings of their legacy. Like walking into an empty room and catching a whiff of somebody's perfume, your influence can continue long after you're gone. Usually, we don't like to think about this, because: 1) we associate legacies with dying, and we don't particularly enjoy thinking about that topic; 2) we assume that since our legacy won't be revealed for years, we don't need to start investing now; and 3) we feel as if we've little or no control over what we leave behind any how. The Bible says, 'A good man . . . leaves an inheritance . . .' So what will yours be? More important -what is it going to cost? If you just want to leave material things, that's easy. Work hard, invest wisely and build your net worth. But since the best gifts aren't always handed down in your will, why not leave something more meaningful - something that points to who you were? It's one thing to measure your success by the money in your bank account, the size of your estate holdings, or the value of your stock portfolio. It's entirely another to measure it by intangibles like being a faithful, loving spouse, raising godly children, being a spiritual mentor and leaving the lights on when you go! All great legacies come with a price tag. To move beyond mediocrity, you must invest every day in the invisible accounts of those who follow you! Have you considered your legacy lately? Are there certain tangible and intangible items that you'd like to pass on to loved ones and the world? Have you prayerfully identified those items and began to live accordingly? Alternatively, have you doggedly avoided this area of life? Does it seem too far away to address when daily living consumes your energy and attention? Do you believe that you have very little or nothing to leave behind whether tangible or intangible? Saints, we are able to leave a tremendous legacy for our loved ones, Christian community, and the world at large. Although we may believe that legacies are for loftier and more successful individuals, God has placed the keys to leaving godly treasures behind within each of us. Material items are a blessing to leave for those you love but a legacy of love, hope, and faith is far more valuable. Let's pray and meditate on the legacy that we desire to leave behind and get started living it today. Your Sister in Christ, Rugina


Read the First 7 Chapters of Never Say Never by Victoria Christopher Murray today! Free Preview on NOOK Book! In this emotionally charged and inspiring novel about a love triangle, secrets between best friends threaten to blow up friendships and a marriage and change lives forever.

Victoria Christopher Murray is the author of nine Essence bestselling novels, including Too Little, Too Late and Lady Jasmine. Winner of the African American Literary Award for Fiction and Author of the Year, she splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Visit her website at : VictoriaChristopherMurray.com.


Friends & Foes - Sequel to Sinners & Saints by Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Now that Rachel Jackson Adams’ husband has won the coveted position of president of the American Baptist Coalition, Jasmine Larson Bush has concocted a scheme to one-up her rival—by promoting her new community center on the nation’s #1 television talk show! The power play won’t stop Rachel, who jets from Houston to Chicago to sabotage Jasmine’s TV appearance. But Chicago is the last place Rachel should be when one of the Coalition’s heaviest hitters turns up dead— and Rachel looks guilty as sin. Will her nemesis leave her stranded and let her take the rap? Or will Jasmine help Rachel hunt down a killer? Could danger this deep turn the enemies into BFFs? After all, miracles do happen. . . .

Friends & Foes Book Review: “Frenetic and deliciously slapstick sequel to Sinners & Saints…These frenemies [Rachel Jackson Adams and Jasmine Larson Bush] are drama queens at their best and smartest, a combination that will leave fans praying for their further misadventures.” (Publishers Weekly )


Baldwin Hills Housewives by Patricia Anne Phillips Baldwin Hills Housewives is a story of five women that lives in Baldwin Hills, in the county of Los Angeles, California, and supports each other personally and professionally without hesitation. Shonna Dupree, a lawyer that practices Family Law. She takes on clients and fights to win as she is struggling through her own divorce. Her husband Ron Dupree divorces her for someone else he is in love with, a man. Robin Flanigan, a successful Real Estate Agent with a background that only one housewife knows about. She gets a phone call from Child Services; her cousin died and left her eight year old daughter for Robin to take in. Robin knows nothing about parenthood. The father is believed to be dead, until one evening a stranger rings her doorbell. Sky Landers and her husband Monte have a wonderful marriage. Monte owns his own Construction Company and accepts a job in Las Vegas. The job is completed, and Monte goes home, but when he arrives in LA, only blocks from his home, he stops at a florist to buy roses for Sky, and is caught up in a dangerous robbery. Karla St. James and her husband Martin are happily married. Karla is a bestselling novelist; Martin has his own publishing company. They are financially secured, but Karla has one secret, she shoplifts in different malls. Candace Brown and her husband Kenneth are a close, religious family with an eleven year old daughter. The ladies respect Candace for her wisdom and encouragement. Candace owns a local restaurant and has three employees. The restaurant catches on fire with Candace and her employees inside. Candace is forced to figure a way out to save their lives.

Baldwin Hills Housewives supports each other. Although they have different views about life, they will be friends forever.


Falling In The Deep by Patricia Anne Phillips Falling In The Deep is a novel that gives the true meaning of rivalry, betrayal and deception, and no meaning at all for marriage vows, such as . . . through sickness and health. Falling In The Deep is a gripping, hurtful story of a woman diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Readers will feel her pain and wonder about the true meaning of their own marriage vows. Also, it will give readers awareness of MS and the symptoms. The story takes place in Mill Valley, a middle class neighborhood near the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. Sabrina Chapman had the perfect life, a loving husband and two adoring children. She was happy, living the life she always wanted and deeply in love with her husband, or so she thought until she was diagnosed with MS, and the essence of life she once taken for granted no longer existed. Jason Chapman is disappointed with the news of his wife health; it was no longer the life they had planned. Why should he stay in a marriage that he didn’t ask for? After all he wasn’t the one with MS? He wanted to make career moves, and have a healthy, beautiful wife by his side.

In Falling In The Deep, readers will cry, laugh and follow one woman’s life of bravery, as she forges ahead to make a life for her and her two children, and with the help of someone that see’s her as the beautiful, smart woman she always was.

Meet the Author Patricia Anne Phillips resides in Los Angeles, California. She has written nine romance novels. Her first novel Something In Common was self-published. June In Winter, her second novel was published at Kensington Publishing and was featured in Romance Times Magazine as Best Multicultural and best first time Multicultural Romance. As an enthusiastic fan of the romance genre, Patricia was inspired to begin writing her own romance novels. Learn more about Patricia and her books at: www.paphillipsbooks.net


The Red Order by Cerece Rennie Murphy

Order of the Seers Trilogy- Book 2 The Red Order continues the epic battle for freedom which began in Order of the Seers, revealing the secret motives behind an organization that exists to exploit and a renegade movement that seeks to usher in the next phase in human evolution. After successfully destroying the Guild’s Purification Center in Chicago, The Lost Seers, led by Joel Akida and Lilli Knight, embark upon a world-wide mission to save their kind from the tyranny of the Guild and unveil their greatest weapon – The Restoration Project. Developed in secret, The Restoration Project has the potential to awaken the supernatural ability within every man, woman, and child on earth and bring down the very foundation of the Guild’s power and authority. But the Guild has other plans. Driven by the necessity for control, Crane Le Dieu creates The Red Order, a new league of clairvoyants whose sole purpose is to hunt down and annihilate the Lost Seers. Without the Guild’s mind-controlling drugs, The Red Order is able to develop its gifts far beyond the capacity to see the future, honing their skills to become the ultimate threat

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Intimate Conversation with Cerece Rennie Murphy Cerece Rennie Murphy lives and writes just outside of her hometown of Washington, DC. In addition to completing the Order of the Seers trilogy, Ms. Murphy is also developing a children’s book series titled Enchanted: 5 Tales of Magic in the Everyday and a book on understanding marriage/ relationship advice for single women entitled More than the Ring. BPM: When did you get your first inkling to write science fiction/ speculative fiction, and how did you advance the call for writing in this genre? I am as surprised as anyone that I am a sci-fi/speculative fiction writer. I have loved the genre from since I was a little girl watching Star Wars on the big screen, but I never thought I could be a writer, much less a science fiction writer. But one day, while washing the dishes I got this vision of a man walking towards me. He had a cataract-like film over his eyes with ash blonde hair and dark skin. Immediately, I knew his name was Marcus and that he was a Seer. Literally within minutes I had this whole world running through my mind and I just knew I wouldn’t let it go. I didn’t even know if I could write the story that was in my head, but I never doubted that I would try. To me, the story of the Seers is a gift. One I am privileged to tell. As far as advancing the call for writing in this genre, I don’t know that I have done that. There are a ton of talented authors in this genre and I am happy to be among them. But if seeing my work and hearing my story can convince someone who is wavering in their own desire to write to jump in the ring then I am even more honored to be in the position that I am. BPM: Introduce us to the Order of the Seers Trilogy. The first book in the Order of the Seers trilogy is about a group of people who can see the future and are enslaved for that ability. The story takes you on the journey of how they escape the organization that seeks to exploit them, regain their strength and ultimately fight back. The characters in Order of the Seers are struggling to understand who they are given the extraordinary gifts and situations that they have been forced into. And you see them make some incredible discoveries about life and love as they grow to accept themselves and their abilities. With the sequel, The Red Order, they take that knowledge further. Now that they understand who they are, the Seers really show you what they can do with that awareness. BPM: Which character or topic in the book can you identify with the most? Why? I think at its core, these books are about discovering and realizing your own potential and it’s interesting because I didn’t know that when I started writing the books. It was only later that I could see my own struggle to understand myself written between the lines of the page. I think all of us are told who we are - by our parents, our bosses, our communities. Sometimes those opinions are right, but not often. I think it is our work as human beings to find out who we truly are and distinguish between our true selves and who people say we are. Often we are limited by other people’s perceptions of us. To learn more about the author, visit her website at: www.crmurphybooks.com


Land of Promiscuity by Sherryle Kiser Jackson Ever since high school, Rebecca Lucas has not led a discreet lifestyle. She has grown accustomed to using her body as a bargaining tool. Although more than a few men have known her physically, only one man has dared to love her as a true friend. Now Rebi must return to her hometown after her mother's death to face that man. William Donovan is now the assistant pastor of Grace Apostle Methodist Church, adjacent to her family's home estate. He's devoted to helping Rebecca heal old wounds and rediscover her passion when she returns home. As they are settling her mother's estate, Rebi and William unearth a generational curse that threatens to dismantle their carefully built love affair. Listen to the author reading, go here.

Path to Promise by Sherryle Kiser Jackson There’s a difference between running scared and running free. Rebecca Lucas is on the run again, running from rumors, running from reality, and most of all, running from Will, her best friend and soul mate. This time Rebecca is ready to reclaim the life she left behind in Salisbury before the burial of her mother and the handling of her mother’s estate. Only to find that the time away has done little to alleviate her biggest problem – her co-worker, Kenny Burke and the indecent proposal he pitched to her before leaving town. She’s back, and he uses every resource at his disposal to get her to go along with his plan. Will Donovan, the man left in the trail of Rebecca’s taillights and exhaust fumes has a few problems of his own. His father’s secrets have left the senior Pastor Donovan ousted from his long time position as leader of Grace Apostle Methodist Church, and Will with one foot in the door. As a mandate of the church board, Will must apply and compete for his dad’s job. He ends up vying for that job along with the very charismatic and

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The Prayer of Jabez: A Translation for Writers by Sherryle Kiser Jackson In 2008, I wrote an article titled, the Hezekiah Effect for Writers that spoke to the specific span of time a writer has with each work to make an impact in the marketplace. Four years later, I am persuaded as a Christian Writer or for writers that happens to be Christian that our voice must be heard amongst and in response to the rhetoric of the day. I’m thinking, Jabez, from 1st Chronicles 4:10, and his cry for blessings and increased exposure should similarly be the prayer of an author preparing to launch a book, in my case, my fifth novel. According the Bible, Jabez was birthed in pain. If an artist were to be completely honest, it is the stress, the solitude, and yes, the pain likened to the force of an oyster producing a pearl that produces the greatest work. As I think of my novels, one was written while I was treading water as a middle school teacher with limited resources and limited pay in an urban school system, and most recently, the gestation of my latest novel went from its last trimester to delivery in my son’s hospital room during his many repeated stays. Writing a novel is laborious and requires, at least for me, a recovery period to get the character and plotlines out of my system. Success in the current publishing industry can be daunting. It is my prayer that my readership grows with each title, for obvious reasons that book sales would translate to more revenue, but also that my efforts and message would translate as well. Social media is great but does not necessarily translate into more sales. Publishing provides a platform for a proverbial rocket ship to transcend time. Just like any time machine movie worth its weight, whatever you carry with you, leave or bring back could alter the landscape. It seems as if everyone can and are trying their hand at publishing. Just like finding your writing genre or niche, you’ve got to examine your motives for writing to see how you stand out amongst the rest. That’s why in my maturity, I try to write with the intention of being more poignant and substantive. God’s Word translation records, Jabez prayed to the God of Israel, "Please bless me and give me more territory. May your power be with me and free me from evil so that I will not be in pain." God gave him what he prayed for. Jabez’s name was recorded just this one time in the Bible. In terms of the publishing industry he was a mid-list author, at the bottom of the roster or left to do it on his own. He uttered this simple prayer for recognition out of the purest intentions. He prayed for power and that he would be void of evils of his time, so that he would not suffer needlessly because of it. Jabez reminds us God is still in the prayer answering business. He heard Jabez and answered him. It’s my prayer that he also honors the work of my hands and increases my harvest to his satisfaction.

Sherryle Kiser Jackson is an author of six titles, most recently Land of Promiscuity and Path to Promise for Urban Christian/ Urban Books/ Kensington. She is also founder and host of the Write Away Weekend, an intensive writer's residency. Connect with Sherryle's Lit World at: sherrylejackson.com.


My Counterfeit Husband by Carla Pennington


Meet Author Carla Pennington "In order to succeed in life, you have to get out of your own way. You can be your own worst enemy and critic at times. Close your eyes, breathe then tell yourself that today is a good day to be YOU." — Carla Pennington At the age of 19, Carla was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It has been a slight struggle having the disease as an unwanted companion, but Carla delves through it. Always a fighter, she refuses to allow the disease to halt her progress in life. When she is not pleasing her readers, Carla is spending time with her three children whom she cherishes dearly. Reading, writing and family time keeps her going. These three joys help to keep her health under control as well. When it comes to storytelling, Carla Pennington has a natural knack for the craft. Carla found pleasure in reading at a very early age. Stories intrigued her and the writing bug eventually stung her. She began journaling to escape life's challenges. Wanting to change events in her life, she began writing poems that turned into short stories that turned into full blown novels.

Carla published her first novel, Fling, in 2005. That was just the

beginning of her blossoming career. Carla contributed one of her short stories, Cruisin', to the 2008 African American Literary Award Winning Erotic Anthology Mocha Chocolate: Taste a Piece of Ecstasy (ShaniBooks). She also contributed her short story, Point and Click Lover, to the anthology's follow-up in 2010, Mocha Chocolate Remix: Escapades of Passion (Nayberry Publications). Soaring on a wave of short story success, Carla contributed another story, Deceitful Love, to Chocolat Historie D'Amour (LadyElle Publishing). Not wanting to limit her love of writing to short stories only, in 2010, Carla joined forces with one of the most booming independent publishing companies, Life Changing Books (LCB) where she released her anticipated novel, The Available Wife and in 2011, its sequel The Available Wife 2. She's often been told that her novels read as though the reader is watching a movie. Stepping out on faith, Carla self-published an erotic e-short "The Escort." Readers flocked to it causing Carla to supply the demand of its sequel which is currently in the works. Carla is currently involved in a number of other projects that include but not limited to working with Life Changing Books, Zane/ Strebor

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Me and Mr. Right Now by Terri D. Me and Mr. Right Now highlights the life of one of my main characters, Toni Summerfield who appears in my previous novels Yesterday’s Lies and Today’s Truth. Toni is the type of woman that so many women can relate to. Abandoned by her father and raised by a single mother who always chose her boyfriend of the moment over her own child. Toni looks for love in all the wrong places. Looking for a fresh start Toni decides to move to a new city hoping to leave her painful past behind her. Me and Mr. Right Now takes you through Toni’s adventures and relationship challenges as she navigates through healing from her past and preparing for her future. It will make you laugh and cry as the story unfolds and Toni shares her innermost feelings with you through her journal entries. More from this author: http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/C7GXg8C4

Me and Mr. Wrong by Terri D. What Secrets Do You Keep From The One You Tell Everything? Toni is faced with an impossible choice. Give Andrew the man who deceived her a second chance or continue to explore how to take a friendship onto the next level with her childhood friend Clarence. Toni’s choice takes her on an emotional roller coaster ride. Who did she chose and how will it end? Does Toni finally find what she has been looking for?

Amazon 5– Star Book Review

Me and Mr Wrong This is a must read! If you have not read any of this author’s books, you must! Y ou won't be disappointed. Every time I think this is just another predictable love story, she throws something in that takes me on an emotional roller coaster! I can't wait to see this series of books as a mini-series on Lifetime Network! Terri D is truly a remarkable writer with the way she is able to pull you in and keep you emotionally invested! Written By My_Sunshine

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Dream Girl Awakened by Stacy Campbell Aruba Dixon has a life any woman would envy—on the surface. She has a stunning home, an adorable son, and a gorgeous husband, James. But James can’t seem to keep a job. And Aruba knows she’s got the looks to do better. So she sets her sights on the wealthy and handsome Dr. Winston Faulk. Problem is, he’s already married—to Aruba’s friend, Victoria. Rich, glamorous Victoria Faulk is too busy maintaining her fabulous lifestyle to give hubby the attention he deserves...but when his eyes start to stray, she’d better pull out all the stops to get his focus back on her. Meanwhile, single mom Tawatha Gibson has left a string of failed relationships behind her, but now she feels she’s finally found The One...Aruba's husband! Stacy Campbell is a Sparta, Georgia native who has been spinning tales and writing stories since Moby Dick was a calf. She seeks to present a message through her writing, and is also an

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In the Game of Espionage, Spy Takes Traitor J. J. McCall Takes Over. A born lie detector, Special Agent McCall unravels webs of lies to recruit Russian spies and hunt down American traitors...and her first target is burrowed deep inside FBI Counterintelligence. Welcome to the Hunt. Can YOU identify the Mole? Read The Seven Year Itch, Book 1 in the Suspenseful New FBI Espionage Series by Author and former FBI Analyst S.D. Skye. The Seven Year Itch is available in paperback and ebook on Amazon and Barnes and Noble! Book 2, SON OF A ITCH, is coming this August, 2013! Purchase book 1 now, go here.


A Woman Scorned 3: DĂŠjĂ  vu by Ericka Williams: In the last installment to the "A Woman Scorned" series, "A Woman Scorned 3-Deja Vu", Brielle is still tormented by her past. Brielle is still dealing with an uncontrollable rage within her. One that is still threatening to destroy her relationship with her husband, Shawn. Brielle has to keep Shawn from the truth of knowing that she is the one who almost killed him. She desperately needs to keep her husband, finally bring a pregnancy to full term, and have the family that she always dreamed of. Those in Shawn s care are leery of Brielle and are trying to convince Shawn to leave her. Brielle has no one to support her and be on her side. Everyone continues to scrutinize her because of Dante s death and everyone feels that she is due to get back, what she has dished out. Brielle is trying to put the past behind her and is preparing to move forward. Listen the author reading here.


A Blessing and a Curse by Andrea Clinton In "A Blessing and A Curse" Malika has the life every woman wants, a hard working husband who makes it happen financially; kids, both adopted as well as biological; her career as an artist with partners who own an art gallery; nice house, nice neighbors and the gift of foresight. Malika couldn't ask for much more, until her gift of sight and infrequent ability to read minds opened her up to her husband's disgust, followed by his uncaring desire to leave her. She can't figure it out, what has gone wrong? But a well needed vacation helps her find her worth but to what detrimental end? Andrea Clinton is the niece of legendary George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelics. Read more about Andrea, go here: https://smore.com/shdf

Shaded By Love by Terry M. Walker Is love enough to keep Shayna

Procton

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Ortega

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always? Finding each other turned out to be the easy part. Staying together is going to be their true test.

Shayna will find herself caught up in a whirlwind of lies and

deceptions, as it becomes apparent to her that Simón is not the man she thought he was. Yet she can't deny the feelings she has for him. Will she allow herself to remain in a relationship that isn't good for her? Or will she listen to her inner voice, the one which is telling her something isn't right? Maybe the answer would be simple for her if she weren't so...Shaded By Love. Terry M. Walker is a devoted Christian, wife, mother and grandmother. Her favorite hobby has always been reading. She has lived with a vivid imagination all her life writing short stories during her leisure and reading them to her siblings. Other’s realized Terry’s talent for creative writing and requested she compose poems, essays and speeches for their personal use. Eventually she pursued writing her very own novel, growing it into a series of three, with the love and support of family and friends. Read more about her here, go.


Can't Keep a Bad Bride Down Book 3 — Angel Crawford Series by Miranda Parker "A fast-paced, thrilling read." —Electa Rome Parks, author of The Stalker Chronicles Bail recovery agent Angel Crawford isn't sure which is tougher—fighting crime, letting go of the skeletons in her past, or planning for her wedding. Either way, she's dealt with her share of surprises. But just when she least expects it, she gets the shock of her life. . . It's been months since Angel and Pastor Justus Too-Hot-To-Be-Holy Morgan announced their engagement. Yet Angel's barely begun wedding planning. It's not that she's having doubts. She just wants to make sure the past doesn't interfere with their future. For Angel, that means clearing up a kiss-tastrophe with U.S. Marshal Maxim West and facing off with her ex-fiancé's assassin. Angel wants to share her plans with Justus, but before she can do it, a new complication arrives. . .

Read more about the book and Miranda, go here.

After the Dawn by Francis Ray Samantha Collins is stunned when her grandfather turns Collins Industry over to her, causing more than a bit of ill will among the other family members, especially her uncle, Evan. But nothing stuns her more than when she finds out that he has asked Dillon Montgomery to help her run the company. Her grandfather had fired Dillon and ordered him off the company property years ago. Twelve years ago Samantha made her feelings known to Dillon and the whole thing ended in disaster and they haven't spoken since. Working together now, even all these years later, is sure to be a disaster. Still, she needs his help if she is going to keep Collins Industry afloat. But will the prodigal son return to the empire - and the woman - who desperately need him? Will he be able to admit how much he desperately needs them. Order today: http://amzn.com/0312681631


When Memories Fade by Tyora Moody (Victory Gospel Series, Book 2) Angel Roberts has embraced her new faith, but past memories remain fresh. When her beloved grandmother suffers a stroke, Angel sets out to investigate a mystery that has created family tensions and lingered since she was five years old. What happened to her mother? She teams up with investigative reporter, Wes Cade, a man obsessed with his Alzheimer stricken grandfather's remaining memories. As Angel lets her guard down with Wes, his determination to get the story could push her to the edge. Is his interest in her or the story? Angel must conquer her fears to find the truth. Unknown to her someone close is working feverishly to stop Angel from unlocking the truth of what really happened to her

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When Rain Falls by Tyora Moody (Victory Gospel Series #1) "Why does God keep taking away the people I love?" This is the lamentation of widow CANDACE JOHNSON when her best friend is brutally murdered. Ensnared by a deep-rooted bitterness, seeping her faith day by day, Candace is determined to seek justice. Detective Darnell Jackson is in need of clues fast. The police captain is coming down hard on him and his partner to find out who murdered Pamela Coleman, the daughter of a high profile judge. Darnell confers with Candace to get the inside track on events leading up to the murder. As the investigation heats up, his growing attraction for Candace plays havoc on Darnell's judgment. Little does she know, Candace's quest to find the truth has led her straight to the killer. She's already lost loved ones. Now Candace must choose to completely trust God with her own life.


Life Goes On by Allison Daniels How to Maintain Your Faith through Adversity You can maintain your faith even through adversity and begin to live a life of purpose. In Life Goes On, author Allison Gregory Daniels shares how she did just that. She chronicles her life experiences and her refusal to let events destroy God’s calling for her. She offers testimony to the trust that she placed in God and the knowledge that her past experiences did not have to destroy her future dreams. She knew that she would dream again, love again, and laugh again once she changed how she dealt with her past disappointments and found her true path. Life Goes On is a dynamic, step-by-step guide offering powerful tips, strategies, and tools for overcoming your past hurts, surviving emotional setbacks, and handling your emotions. Take back your life, and learn to live again. Listen to author reading.

The Deep Confessions of Faithful Men by Rick and Chris Strickland Opening the Minds of Women Through the Truth About Men Inspired by two of the biggest issues we face in America: marriage and infidelity. What if you could really know the deep down secrets that men keep buried inside that only God, themselves and a few close friends know about? What would you do if you found out that the man you are married to or even dating is not the person you thought he was? In this book we are giving ladies the opportunity of a life time to join the boys club and have exclusive rights to listen to men openly express themselves like never before in history. What you will learn can change your life and could be the key to building long lasting relationships. Learn the destructive effects of sin which we know is very attractive, and it promises to gratify the desires of the flesh, but the damages last a lot longer than any stolen moment of pleasure. What can women do to turn the course of nature from this destructive path? They can learn not only to think like a man, but to be the kind of lady that men cherish in long term relationships.

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TracyMac (Tracy McNeil) is a certified life coach and founder of Peace Place LLC, TracyMac Publishing, TracyMac Coaching Services and has been coaching since 2004. Coach TracyMac helps corporations, non-profit organizations, veterans/dependents, and professional women and men move beyond what may have become mundane or unbalanced with discovering, fulfilling and continually advancing their life’s purpose and mission. She attended Winston Salem State University and later earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science from Western International University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. Additionally, she is a graduate of Coach Training Alliance, a Certified Master Life Strategist with Kairos Institute of Personal Discovery and has over twenty-six years of experience to include the private sector, non-profits and state and federal government, which gives her the skill to connect with people from diverse cultures and economic levels. Specializing in self-discovery and relationships, through individual and group coaching, workshops, seminars and keynote speeches, she is the ideal go-to for sustaining results and measurable success. She demonstrates the prevailing excellence to help her clients overcome and thrives on seeing them have breakthrough moments that are life-changing and evident in their accomplishments. Coach TracyMac has proven to be a powerful investment by helping others discover, evolve, create, implement and achieve! She invites readers to email her at iamtracymac@live.com and visit her website at www.iamtracymac.com.


You’ve Been Fired! Now What? by Tonia Askins & Victor Kwegyir You’ve Been Fired! Now What? enables you to creatively navigate through the transitioning process after being laid off or experiencing underemployment, by providing you with the necessary options to help you create a better, secure and successful future. Whether you have completed high school or earned a doctorate, are a stay-at-home mom or dad, or professional woman or man on the go, neither unemployment nor entrepreneurship discriminates. Also included are proven principles, strategies, systems and 40 potential businesses you can start, part time or full time. For existing business owners, 33 proven principles, essential business systems, the business life cycle and other successful business examples will equip you to propel your business to the next level. It’s a timely, easy read, packed with key business essentials to succeed in today’s ever changing marketplace. Learn more: http://amzn.com/0988389002

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Book Review for “You’ve Been Fired! Now What?” There is never an easy answer to someone's situation of unemployment, whether it is a termination or a lay off. There are plenty of conditions to evaluate, and there is not a quick fix to anything. However, solutions are reached with commitment, dedication, knowledge, hard work and consistent prayers. The content in this book encourages individuals to think and look forward. It is a great handbook for startup businesses. Encouraging and empowering. It urges to look for opportunities and receive blessings while unemployed. The material provides simple, basic and practical information that will change your outward position with your inward situation. “Choices not circumstances, determine whether or not you succeed,” is a quote from the book to remember daily. The Good Book reveals what the enemy has meant for bad, God will turn into good. Have faith, believe and move forward. — Melinda C. Sylvester, Owner of Tel-Mel Media & Publishing, LLC, Owner/Publisher of Faith & Soul News Magazine


A Sinner’s Cry by Rose Jackson-Beavers

Denise Reese’s life seems as if it is on a sure course to perfection, until a single phone call crushes her reality and leaves her heartbroken and vulnerable. As she attempts to rebuild her shattered life, Denise seeks solace in the confines of the church that she'd walked out of years ago and swore to never return. As she struggles to gain redemption, the ringing of her phone continues to haunt her and impede her progress. In the midst of her struggles she receives support from the newly appointed pastor, the handsome James Davis. While the two attempt to walk the right path, they must combat the lies and deception that those closest to them are spreading. Once Denise learns to decipher between lust and love, she realizes, even from a struggling sinner, God hears sincere cries.

About the Author Rose Jackson-Beavers, Chief Executive Officer of Prioritybooks Publications grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois and received her Bachelor and Master degrees from Illinois State and Southern Illinois Universities. Rose is a motivational speaker who is frequently asked to talk to youths and young adults about life issues. She has worked with many youths throughout her community and has received many awards and recognition for her work in youth empowerment and publishing. She has worked as a freelance writer for A-Magazine, a St. Louis Publication, The Spanish Lake Word Newspaper and as an Opinion Shaper for the North County Journal Newspaper. Married for twenty-nine years to Cedric, they have one daughter, Adeesha. Rose is the author of seven books. Her newest book, A Sinner's Cry was a finalist in the RELIGIOUS FICTION category in The Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2012. Her newest release through Urban Books is Full Figured 5 with Brenda Hampton. Rose’s books can be purchased directly from her website at: http://www.prioritybooks.com Purchase today from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/A-Sinners-Cry-ebook/dp/B006PIMPTA


I'm Proud to Be Natural Me by Marlene Dillon

I'm Proud to Be Natural Me is a beautiful story of a little girl who is teased because of the texture of her hair. Her mom explains to her that her hair is a part of her identity and that she is beautiful the way that God created her. By the end of the story this little girl is saying, “I’ve learned to love what I see. I’m proud to be natural me!” What an awesome and empowering message to teach children at an early age that we are ALL beautiful as is. Created to promote healthy self-esteem in children ages 3 to 7, I’m Proud to Be Natural Me! was written to promote healthy self-esteem in children. This amazing picture book utilizes vivid illustrations and a beautiful narrative to teach that we are all beautiful as is. Order yours today! Order yours today! Available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/TI4zIQ Website: http://improudtobenaturalme.com Order autographed copies: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MDillonDesigns

About the Author Marlene Dillon is the author of I'm Proud to Be Natural Me! a self-published book that utilizes vivid illustrations and a beautiful narrative to teach children that we are ALL beautiful as is. Ms. Dillon is also an inspirational blogger and graphic designer with a passion for empowering others. With a master’s in counseling, this mom knows how urgent it is to give children a strong sense of self at an early age. Learn more and watch video: http://about.me/marlenedillon


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2013 Black Pearls Literary Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations! We are proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Black Pearls Literary Excellence Awards. The award show will be held Thursday Night, August 1, 2013 at Shula's 347 Grill (Private Room). The event site is located inside the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel, 3405 Lenox Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326. Each of the winners will be presented with their award during the annual ATL Chocolate Social event. Thank you all for voting on the 25 TOP literary supporters in the industry! Purchase tickets to the event here: http://www.edc-creations.com/chocolate2013.htm

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