National Black Book Festival

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas!!



I just love having books and more books!!!!


Number 38

Come on now, Christmas is 24 days away.  Have you checked your list?  Are you going to give your love one a Kindle or iPad.  Well, let me help you.  The new Kindle costs $139.00, but if your love one has an iPad, they can still order books from Amazon by getting the Amazon App and they can subscribe to my blog by subscribing to the App Blogshelf.  It costs $4.99 and you can add my blog and many others for free.  If you have any other e-readers, the Nook, Android, etc., you can also download books on the Kindle for the Blackberry, Kindle for PC, Kindle for Android, Kindle for Mac, Kindle for iPad and Kindle for iPhone.  Kindle! Kindle! Kindle!  You think I have an obsession with it!!! You, jest!!
You will never, never be without your favorite book.  Don’t you just love technology.  If my grandmother was alive today, she would be tripping that “us young folks” were not taking to each other except by a damn machine.  Oh, well, you cannot stop progress, can you?
MARYJANICE DAVIDSON - OUTTA THE BAG (ME, MYSELF AND WHY? PREQUEL) - $.00 - - - According to many comments, you will laugh until you cry.  I just ordered it, so I will let you know.  Oh, there are some who say that there is no way they are buying this book after reading this prequel, but you read it and make your own decision.  Hey, it’s free.
Every once in a while we all need to read something else beside buck wild sex and horny women and men who think their crap is the bomb.   You know, those “two minute men,” don’t that piss you off, two minutes.”  Remember the scene in the movie For Colored Girls by Tyler Perry, two minutes and the brother was finished.  In more ways than one, thank goodness.  

These “ghetto” books are fine, and we need them so at least it keeps black writers going with the stories that they know, but just once in a while, lets change and read romance, non-fiction and just a plain old book with a plain old story.  Whew!!
SHELIA GOSS - A FOREVER LOVE - $2.99 - - - Trina Thompson has a promising career as one of the top CPA’s at her firm. (I’m an Accountant, so I can relate some what).  Since breaking Timothy Underwood’s heart in high school, she’s gone from one relationship to another-each ending in disaster. Trina has vowed off men, until a chance meeting with Tim at a party turns her world upside down.  Tim, a former NBA star, has been labeled “player of the decade” because of his refusal to commit to one woman. The chemistry between Trina and Tim is undeniably strong; however neither Trina nor Tim trust their emotions. Will their past be too much to conquer or will they be able to rekindle the love and happiness they lost years ago?
Click Here - A Forever Love
LORI D. JOHNSON - AFTER THE DANCE -$5.59 - - - In this lively debut romantic novel, Johnson creates an intimate portrait of two unlikely characters as they navigate the beginning of a relationship. In alternating first-person chapters entitled "Him" and "Her," we hear from pharmacist and cynic Dr. Margaret Faye Abrahams and her neighbor, Carl, a paycheck-to-paycheck single guy with three kids to support. Faye and Carl are just getting comfortable with each other when Faye's ex-boyfriend Scoobie reappears after a 12 year absence. Scoobie, now better known as Chef Vernard Payne, celebrity chef and cookbook author, admits to having been "a low-down, dirty dog" who once emptied Faye's bank account and abandoned her when she got pregnant, but claims to be a changed man who wants to make things right. Faye is willing to forgive and forget, but only because she and Scoobie share a painful past. As she tries to make the relationship work, she learns that Scoobie plans to mold her into someone she isn't, which, as Faye puts it in characteristically straight-forward urban language, is "some kind of skinny-ass Stepford wife."
Click Here - After The Dance
BEVERLY JENKINS - THE EDGE OF DAWN - $6.99 - - - The beautiful daughter of a prominent Michigan doctor, Narice has never strayed anywhere near the wrong side of the law. Then her father is brutally murdered -- and suddenly federal agents are swarming around her like flies, making accusations about a stolen North African diamond. But before they can interrogate her, she is wrested from their grasp at gunpoint by a shadowy figure -- and Narice Jordan is on the run.

But is this dark, good-looking stranger who calls himself Saint her kidnapper or her savior? Narice knows nothing about any missing gem, yet there are two things she knows for certain: Only at Saint's side can she find her way to her father's killers.
Click Here - The Edge of Midnight
And she'll have to trust this dangerous, ruthless, and deadly mystery man... if she wants to keep breathing.
ANGIE DANIELS - CAREFUL OF THE COMPANY YOUR KEEP - $8.96 - - - After finding her husband in a compromising position, romance author Renee Moore goes back to her hometown, hoping to start over. But once again, she finds herself looking for love in all the wrong places. To make matters worse, just as she decides a healthy relationship may not be her destiny, her ex delivers shocking news that could change her life forever.
Practical nurse Danielle Brooks' professional life is picture perfect, but her personal life is a mess. Her daughter is about to give birth to a baby believed to have been fathered by Danielle's ex. In an attempt to mend her shattered heart, Danielle has been dating Calvin Cambridge, a truly nice guy. But when Calvin proposes, Danielle wants to be sure she is ready to commit. She enlists Renee to test his fidelity, but when the seduction goes too far, all their relationships may be in jeopardy.
Meanwhile, their best friend is getting married, and she is counting on Renee and Danielle to help her plan the wedding--whether they are speaking to each other or not. But with Renee now being threatened by a mystery woman, and Danielle facing her most serious crisis yet, they can not help wondering if it is all going to get worse before it gets better.
As things come to a head in each woman's life, there is a whole lot of praying going on and Renee and Danielle soon realize they are blessed in spite of it all, with faith, second chances  and each other.

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