Motown Book Club

February’s MBC Feature: IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU by Phette Ogburn @phephi #MWN

Phette Ogburn

It Can Happen To You: Volume 1 contains three short stories:
S&M (Sexts & Messaging) – a cautionary tale of what happens when an online friendship turns into obsession. IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU--COVER

THE ID – After meeting Chazz, Nya thinks she has found the love of her life until he vanishes with no trace. When she uncovers the truth of his disappearance, she realizes her life will never be the same.

ORGANIZED KARMA – Destinee and Tracy have been friends for years, but as they get older their lives take them on two different paths.

About Phette:
While taking college courses at Henry Ford Community College, she was urged by two instructors to go into writing in some capacity. Not believing enough in herself, she shelved the idea and sat on it for many years.

She started actively pursuing her passion in 2004 and vividly remembers seeing Tyler Perry on the Oprah Winfrey show when she had an “AHA” moment and said to herself that she, too, can write stories for the world to read and see. Learn more about Phette at www.phetteogburn.com.
PURCHASE IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!

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January’s MBC feature: 30 Day Notice by Kai Mann @kaiology

About Kai:
Kai Kai Mann, Author of “30 Day Notice“. She is also an independent contract writer for Examiner.com where she holds the title of Detroit’s Friendship Examiner. As a contributor to the poetry community, Kai has an online Blog called “Kai’ology, Wet Your Intellectual Taste Buds” where she inspires thought for profound change.

About 30 Day Notice:
30day

Can Kori find who she is without losing herself along the way?

READ EXCERPT

MY FEEDBACK:
What a good and thought-provoking story. I found that I was questioning myself throughout the book: Am I living a lie? Am I living the life that I think I should? I love books that spark something in me causing me to dig deep. Like you, I too believe that EVERYTHING happens for a reason. A lesson is a lesson is a lesson. It’s all about what one does w/that lesson that matters. Kori just needed to sit herself still and be by her dang on self for a minute. & stop falling for them damn red bones…(I’m not bitter, really. I love being brown…LOL). After reading that, the nuggets I’m walking away with are: be grateful, be thankful, my situation may not be as bad as someone else’s, but it’s mine, confront your issues head-on – no matter how painful, trust yourself and have faith because GOD has a plan for you and it will manifest itself when you allow him to do so.
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Please, show your support for author –Kai Mann!! Order 30 Day Notice HERE!!

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Interview w/Kai Mann – author of 30 Day Notice. @kaiology @phephi

    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of interviewing my #1Mentor and friend: Kai Mann.

    BACKSTORY:

    It was November 2010 when I went to my very first Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference, which is comprised of workshops, creative and talented writers and authors, and enormous networking opportunities. Kai and I happened to be in the same class when the instructor instructed us to “break out” and mingle/network with everyone in the room…AND we were not to return to our seats until we obtained at least five business cards. The rest is history!!

    Check out the interview, then click on the link to find out more about Kai.

    PURCHASE 30 DAY NOTICE.

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December’s #MBC BOM features E.CON the ICON by Eddie Connor @EddieConnorJr

ABOUT E.CON:EDDIE CONNOR

Eddie Connor was born in Southfield, Michigan but grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. The British Education that Eddie received, during his formative years in Jamaica, can be attributed to his thirst for knowledge. As a product of a divorced family, Eddie realizes that he was not born with a “silver spoon” in his mouth, but was raised by a strong mother, who instilled in him life long values and the importance of governing himself as a positive individual.

Eddie Connor preached his first message, after being diagnosed with cancer, at the age of fifteen in Kingston, Jamaica proclaiming from Psalm 118:17, “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord.” Eddie affirms that he was “Destined to Overcome the Odds.” Eddie Connor is declaring the works of the Lord. The healing power of God has touched this young man’s life, as he has miraculously been healed from cancer. CLICK to read more about Eddie.

E.CON the ICON is an insightful and candid commentary. Eddie provides literary detail, through vivid riffs and rhymes, as he perceptively muses on issues, from Pop Culture to President Barack Obama. Isn’t it ironic that everything regarded as iconic, is really not iconic? Take a journey with Eddie Connor, in his most controversial declaration yet. E.CON the ICON, redefines what it means to be an icon.

You can buy the book HERE!ECON

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#MBC November feature Monica Marie Jones

We hope you’re enjoying or have enjoyed Monica Marie Jones’ Monday Morning Motivation. If you haven’t gotten a chance to read it, just click on the book title above and order from her website.

In the meantime, get ready for December’s BOM E.CON the ICON: from Pop Culture to President Barack Obama by none other than Eddie Connor. CLICK for more details!!

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[video] An Interview w/@MonicaMJones by Kai Mann @kaiology #motownlit #motownbookclub

Back in August, Kai Mann had the pleasure of interviewing Monica Marie Jones, who is the author of SWAG, FLOSS, THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BEING ROUND, SWEET SOLILOQUY and her latest MONDAY MORNING MOTIVATION. She’s also November’s Motown Book Club feature. Check out the video below.

Monday Morning Motivation: Inspirational Messages That Motivate You To Start Your Week Off Right

by Monica Marie Jones by Literary Loft, The
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Monday Morning Motivation

by Monica Marie Jones by The Literary Loft
Kindle Edition ~ Release Date: 2011-10-08

List Price: $3.99
For more information about Monica Marie Jones
go to her website at: www.monicamariejones.com and also find out more about her new venture, The Literary Loft, go to: www.literaryloft.com
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MWN BOM: Black Rain from Nat’l Bestselling Author Vincent Alexandria @raychone for Nat’l Book Club Month

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Vincent Alexandria is a nationally published author, who resides in Houston, Texas and was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He is also an actor, producer, director, composer, lyricist, screenwriter, vocalist, and musician. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rockhurst College and a Master’s degree in literature from Baker University.

He has completed four award-winning murder detective mystery novels and has signed national book contracts with BET/Harlequin-Kimani Press for the titles; “Black Rain,” “Black Heat,” “Black Vice,” “If Walls Could Talk,” “Postal Blues,” and “Ain’t Nothing Like Loving an Ugly Woman,” and “Love Don’t Come Easy,” with Parker Publishing. His novels, “If Walls Could Talk” & “Black Rain,” are in negotiations for movie options.

Read more about his amazing accomplishments –> HERE!

Next Detroit Appearance:

Join us at the Virgil Carr Center 311 E Grand River, Detroit, Michigan on November 11th – 12th, 2011 to celebrate and get your books signed personally by this author!

See More of his books on Amazon: CLICK HERE

http://www.amazon.com/gp/entity/Vincent-Alexandria/B001IZREMI?ie=UTF8&ref_=sr_tc_2_rm&qid=1319038057&sr=1-2-ent&ie=UTF8&tag=motowritnetw-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

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Meet National Bestselling Author Vincent Alexandria @raychone at #mwn Mix & Mingle 10/15/11

Vincent Alexandria is a nationally published author, who resides in Houston, Texas and was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He is also an actor, producer, director, composer, lyricist, screenwriter, vocalist, and musician. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rockhurst College and a Masters degree in literature from Baker University.

He has completed four award winning murder detective mystery novels and has signed national book contracts with BET/Harlequin-Kimani Press for the titles; “Black Rain,” “Black Heat,” “Black Vice,” “If Walls Could Talk,” “Postal Blues,” and “Ain’t Nothing Like Loving an Ugly Woman,” and “Love Don’t Come Easy,” with Parker Publishing. His novels, “If Walls Could Talk” & “Black Rain,” are in negotiations for movie options.

Read more about his amazing accomplishments –> HERE!

If you haven’t done so already, please REGISTER for this event, for an opportunity to meet Vincent, as well as, other great authors.

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MotownBookClub.com Mix & Mingle Oct 15th | Celebrating Nat’l Book Club Month

Motown Book Club

Book Club Mix and Mingle at the Holiday Inn Express

EVENT DATE/TIME

Oct 15, 2011 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm

DESCRIPTION   If you belong to a book club, bring your group to this Book Club Mix and Mingle hosted by the Michigan Literary Network. It’s an opportunity to meet authors and share news about your clubs.
COST Free
LOCATION Holiday Inn Express 1020 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI View map »
ADDITIONAL INFO
PHONE 313-289-8614
WEBSITE http://MichiganLiteraryNetwork.com

RSVP for FREE event 

More to come… subscribe & follow for updates!

Special VIP luncheon only $20 starting at 11am and also win a chance to get an Amazon Kindle

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Thanks to everyone who attended the #bookchat w/Ramona Prater #mwn #mbc #eomlit

If you weren’t at the book chat this past weekend, you missed an entertaining, as well as an enlightening, time with the author of IN THE PINK –Ramona Prater. She shared anecdotes and expressed her reasons why it’s imperative for women to be and act like a lady at all times.

IN THE PINK is an easy read and can be purchased –> HERE!

Though there will not be any authors featured for the months of October and November, you can still participate in the Motown Book Club Mix & Mingle Oct. 15th and the Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference Nov. 11-12th.

See you there!!

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Book Chat w/Ramona Prater, Sept. 24th

Join us as we chat with author of IN THE PINK, Ramona Prater, today at 1pm.

Virgil Carr Center
311 E. Grand River, Detroit

Hope to see you there!

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IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU – Series of short stories by Phette Ogburn @phephi

The first installment in the It Can Happen To You series features the three short stories: S & M: Sexts & Messaging, The ID and Organized Karma. Come follow Sabra, Nya and LaTrease on their journeys as they cope with issues of loneliness, lust, sex, betrayal, deceit and love.
ICHTY
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Phette

Phette

@phephi Michigan
Author of IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU-series of short stories wife, mother, blogger, dreamer/www.facebook.com/phephi
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September Book Club Feature: In The Pink by Ramona Prater

BIO:

Radio Personality Ramona Prater hosts Talk/Magazine Show on WCHB AM 1200 from 4pm- 6pm Monday through Friday. Ramona has been a women’s advocate on the radio for many years helping to inform, encourage, and educate the public on issues women and families face every day.

Ramona’s provocative show called The F Club – “The Fab life of Forties, Fifties and Forever”. The show specifically caters to women in the Reinvention Phase of their lives. It will address Lifestyle issues like, Flirt – love, Fit – the weight war, Fashion – what to wear, Family-raising children and Finance – making money. The show is always entertaining, thought provoking and very informative!

ABOUT IN THE PINK:
In The Pink

Are you a single woman who is attractive, smart and funny? Do your friends tell you that you are a great person? But what you can’t seem to understand is, if you are THAT great, then why haven’t been out on a date in months?

Perhaps you are across the relationship aisle. Maybe you are married and have been for some time. But lately, you have been questioning your decision to be with THIS man. Why is there anger, even hostility, between the two of you? Just a few short years earlier, you couldn’t keep your hands off of each other. Now your sexlife is virtually non-existent and you are at a lost on how to get things back to how they used oto be.

If either of these situations sound familiar, you have the right book in your hands. Don’t take forever to realize you have the power to bring about the change that you are looking for.

In The Pink: A Woman’s Guide to Being a Girl might deceive you into thinking that the word “girl” is synonymous with “immature and underdeveloped”. Truth is, nothing could be further from the truth. It takes a real woman to act upon the concepts outlined in this book.

Snuggle up and get the real truth about getting and keeping a man, Pink Style!

Find out more about Ramona and purchase the book

HERE

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Book Chat

Thanks to everyone who attended the book chat Saturday, August 20th with Monique D. Mensah. There’s just one more day left to finish reading Smoke Screen before we move on to our September MBC feature: In The Pink by Ramona Prater.

Stay tuned!!

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Customer Reviews for Smoke Screen by Monique D. Mensah

See what folks are saying about Monique D. Mensah’s 3rd book, Smoke Screen.

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing!! A must read!!, June 8, 2011
By Chellei

This review is from: Smoke Screen (Malignant Mind Series, Vol. 3) (Kindle Edition)
THis new author did not disappoint us with her 3rd novel! THis book is well written, giving us perfect details and leaving us in suspense at the same time. Monique did an awesome job developing the characters and giving us the feeling as if we were actually there inside the novel. “smoke screen” is a must read novel and full of drama and suspense. THis book will having you hanging on until the VERY end, and if you arent a Fan of MOnique D. Mensah you will surely be one after reading her novels! It is tasteful, yet gives us that rounchy edge of real life details that we love.

This book is a continuation of “Who is He to you”.. I recommend you reading that book first. You wont be disappointed. It left me speechless, literally with my mouth open. I read the book in 2 days.

I love her as an author and I am excited for her next release!

DO yourself a favor and buy ALL of her books!! you won’t regret it!! I recommend Reading in this order:

“Who is He to You?”
“Inside Rain”
“Smoke Screen”

Monique is my New favorite author!

Find More Reviews Here…

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