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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Black Kindle is sad again!!! Monica Jackson

NUMBER 157
I just found out that another well known author passed away, Monica Jackson.  I read that she wrote 18 romance novels and I have never read any of her books, but will fix that problem soon.  Here’s the notice from Romance Times website:

“It is with great sadness that we report that romance author Monica Jackson passed away late yesterday due to complications that arose during surgery.

Jackson began writing in 1997 with Midnight Blue and over the course of her career published eighteen more romance novels. These stories all share a multicultural element. Although the author mostly wrote contemporary romances, she also edited and contributed to the 2007 paranormal anthology Creepin’, L.A. Banks, Donna Hill, Janice Sims and more. Jackson was nominated for an RT Career Achievement Award in 2001. The author was in the process of releasing several of her older works as e-books at the time of her death.

If you’ve never had a chance to try Monica Jackson’s work, we suggest that you start with The Look of Love. This 1999 contemporary romance won that year’s RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in the Multicultural Romance category. The novel kicks off the author’s series by the same name, and explores one woman’s challenge to find the love that she wants rather than the life she thinks she should have. RT reviewer Cheryl called the novel, “a witty, hilarious and poignant literary journey that debunks the stereotypes, perceptions and realities of the ‘perfect’ woman. Ms. King does for romance what Wally Lamb has done for fiction! Don't miss this treat.“ The book was adapted into a T.V. movie for BET television in 2000.”

Here are some of her books: