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Ashley Antoinette

It is always interesting to hear how and why authors started their journey. Ashley started off with bae goals writing with her husband JaQuavius. During a depressing time for the two, JaQuavius used writing as a tool to ease the pain. The two entered a writing content and have not looked back since then. They…

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Get to know Lady Qetesh

 “Writing has always been my passion.” Lady Qetesh’s love for writing is strong and is definitely felt through those words. With a background in English and education, Lady Qetesh went on to be a teacher. I know what you’re thinking, “but her passion is writing.” Well, she decided to follow that passion and now she…

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2017 AAMBC Literary Awards Nominees

Congrats to all of the talented nominees! Find out who will take home the trophy on June 10th. Get your tickets at www.aambcawards.com today!! Literary Activist Troy Johnson Curtis Bunn  Jeff Friday  Malaika Adero Lasheera Lee Book Club of the Year 556 Book Chicks Sistah Girls Book Club  Keys and No Locks Book Club Literary…

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Kandi Burruss and Yandy Smith Have a New Book for Working Moms

On this post of Closed Books Don’t Get Read, we are very excited about the upcoming book from Kandi Burruss and Yandy Smith.  The Grammy Award winner singer/songwriter linked up with the entrepreneur/reality television star to create a book to help business moms in their juggle between work life and mommy life. Babies, Breastfeed, and…

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Book Review: The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey

New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey has been winning over audiences for nearly twenty years by painting vivid pictures like a literary Picasso. Over the years, he has created a diverse set of compelling characters that seem to have a real life of their own. In his latest offering, The Blackbirds, a lot…

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African American Lit Is Here To Stay!

What is African American Lit? If you ask 10 people, I bet that you will get 10 different answers. For the most part, many will simply say that it is books that are written by black authors. Well, let me be the first one to tell you that there is so much more to African…

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Sil Lai Abrams’s Black Lotus

Our September Book of the Month brings on the Black Lotus From her humble beginnings in a white, lower middle-class family to a career in modeling that propelled her into the upper echelons of New York City nightlife, Sil Lai Abrams shares her unique and exquisitely wrought account of a woman’s journey toward self-love and…

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The evolution of deception to…Be careful what you ask for

Joan and Lola have been best friends since elementary school when Joan helped Lola out in a fight. From then on the two girls were there for each other for everything.  During the late 90’s Joan and Lola embark on a journey of lonely hearts.  One of the magazines Joan’s cousin Too Sweet often read…

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ASHLEY ANTOINETTE INKS UK BOOK DEAL

New York Times bestselling author, Ashley Antoinette has signed on with United Kingdom publisher, Piatkus Fiction. The deal is for two titles; one novel and the sequel. Both books will be published e-first in August and September, respectively. The first of the two, Luxe, was published with St. Martin’s Griffin, an imprint of Macmillan, in the United States last September. Luxe and its sequel Luxe 2 follows…

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