National Black Book Festival


Sunday, April 17, 2011

I'm loving this Black History Year!

Number 62

I have calmed down a little.  I went to Wal Mart to get a few items, who can go in there and buy a little.  It use to be that when you went into Wal Mart, there were some cheap items and you looked up when you got to the cashier and did not realize you brought over $100 instead of the $50 you budget.  Wal Mart has so many items really cheap, well that’s over too, but maybe not.  I, of course, went to get some milk, a half a gallon since I had some at home.  The half a gallon was $3.38 and the gallon was $3.64.  You know what I did, got pissed again and did not buy the half but will wait until the gallon I have at home runs out.  The half was only 26 cents less, Damn!!!
I’m going to get off of this (“Let it go! grasshopper!! let it go!! - breath!!!) and move one.  Filled up for the week and gas was $3.60 a gallon, but luckily for me I don’t wait until it’s below 1/4, so when I filled up it cost me $20.00, that I can live with for now, I want to get pissed, but there is nothing I can do about the high cost of gas, I can stay pissed about milk and go back to the days when I was young and buy that powder milk my grandmother use to buy.  She actually made it pretty good with sugar and I don’t remember what else, but it was cold and good.  Hey, it could be worse, I could be without a job, instead I’m complaining about milk and gas.  At least I have made the last of my daughter tuition, she graduates next month.  That was a huge struggle and I’m still looking thru the net to find a homeless shelter for my dog and books to live it.  I’m not making fun of homeless people, I know how they feel.  I know that feeling of not having enough money to pay bills and put food on the table and no place to live, but my grandmother knew GOD was watching us and we made it and I will now.  
Don’t give up, don’t worry so much about it.  It really will not matter in the end.  Stay happy and pray for all of us, we need it more now than ever.  Let’s just stay happy and positive, it will get better.  In the meantime, I will give you a boost with good and cheap books.  That will keep you wondering what's up with urban lit and a few to make you laugh!
JAMISE DAMES - K. ELLIOTT - TEMPTED - 99 cents - - - Tempted is a short story in a SERIES of stories edited by K.Elliott that, will make your sexual appetite crave more. After reading this your partner will be forced to step up his/her game. Stories are so incredible, they will stimulate you mentally and take your mind to places that you never thought you would go make you blush because the stories will have you thinking of doing things that you never thought that you would ever think of doing. Or at least ever admit to doing. Some of the stories are taboo is about exploring your sexuality and pushing you to limits and heights of ecstasy that you have never seen before.
K. ELLIOTT - DILEMMA - 99 cents - - - Tremaine is good for Natalie; well, at least on paper, but Natalie has a secret. She craves women and it’s become a feeling she can’t resist.  Natalie meets Jaharie, a beautiful biracial woman, who wants a relationship with a man or a woman. Love is the only thing that matters to her. Natalie is thoroughly intrigued with Jaharie. She wants her, but being with a woman full-time isn’t what Natalie has in her plans and she knows her mother will never approve. She wants a husband, children, a ‘normal’ life, and is on track to acquiring this.  She plans to keep Jaharie a secret until she meets Tamala, a powerful, successful attorney and very attractive Lesbian who wants to take Natalie away from both Jaharie and Tremaine. Tamala has the savvy and financial power to woo Natalie right into her arms. Their relationship works for a while, until a past lover of Tamala’s vows to kill Natalie if she doesn’t stop seeing her. Natalie fears Tamala’s deranged lover but doesn’t leave until she learns a huge secret of hers.
AUTHOR STORM - K ELLIOTT - WHAT SHE WANTED (INDULGE) - 99 cents What She Wanted (Indulge)

LAJILL HUNT - K ELLIOTT - CATCH 22 (INDULGE) - 99 cents Catch 22 (Indulge)

BRENDA THOMAS - K ELLIOTT - THE WATCHER (INDULGE) - 99 cents The Watcher (Indulge)

GENA GARRISON - BARING IT ALL - 99 cents - - - Chocolate Paradise, the city's premier adult-entertainment nightclub, is the backdrop for this tale of murder, sex, and romance between a sinner and a saint. Marissa Rogers, a young African-American female and struggling to survive on her own, becomes employed as a stripper while falling in love with her grandmother's married minister. Travis Leonard, a young, good-looking African-American male, struggles to fight against his temptation for Marissa as he takes his appointment as minister of his first congregation. Both of their lives, and the community, are in turmoil as strippers are murdered one by one. This riveting murder mystery is a race against time. Travis and Marissa must not only fight against the hidden secrets of their pasts, but they must find God's presence and purpose and hope for a future.
SHANAEWritten as a straight talk, no chaser retort to the Steve Harvey's runaway bestseller 'Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,'   Straight Talk, No Chaser 

Shanae Hall's book is a fitting and resounding response regarding men, sex, relationships and women getting what they really 'reeeally' want.  As a Sirius Satellite Radio personality on Jaime Foxx's 'Foxxhole' and a former NFL wife appearing on 'E! True Hollywood Story, Sports Stars, Private Lives,' Shanae Hall doesn't shy away from life's difficult conversations. If it has to be said, Shanae will say it. And this book unequivocally proves the point.  In their own funny, fresh and bold way, Shanae and her co-author and mother Rhonda Frost, tell it like it is and like it most definitely is not as they hilariously chronicle their marriages, their divorces, and their dating of men from the NBA, NFL, and Hollywood stars to everyday rank-and-file guys who seem worthy. From engagingly different intergenerational perspectives, Shanae and Rhonda make it clear that the persistent 'player' mentality in today's men is fashioned, nurtured and created by the very women who hate it so much.