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Happy Poetry Month. April’s MBC feature: Andrea Daniel – Like Gwendolyn #MWN

Like Gwendolyn Book

Andrea Daniel is a lifelong poet, with work in publications and as part of a visual poetry exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts. When she’s not writing poetry, Andrea is a freelance writer for various publications. She also has freelanced for an internationally distributed arts and entertainment magazine. Andrea is co-owner/operator of Dakota Avenue West Publishing and copywriter, editor and voice over artist with her own small business, AND Communications. She is a member of the Motown Writer’s Network, and the Michigan Literary Network and is producer of the Michigan Literary Network’s Internet radio show on blogtalkradio.com. Additionally, she is a registered songwriter with BMI. She lives in Detroit, Michigan with her son and a sweet little Terrier-Poodle-mix named Dot. Andrea Daniel

To learn more about Andrea.
Purchase Like Gwendolyn –> HERE!!!

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March’s MBC Feature: Yusef Shakur @FromDaBottomUp #MWN

Yusef Shakur
In the 2nd edition of The Window 2 My Soul, Yusef Shakur invites readers to explore his remarkable journey of tragedy, triumph, and transformation. Yusef accounts the experiences of growing up in a single parent household that was plagued with alcohol and physical abuse. By the tender age of thirteen, Yusef would co-found one of Detroit’s most notorious street gangs Zone 8. Yusef highlights his rambunctious youth with gripping moments, such as being expelled from all Detroit Public Schools while being charged with numerous violent assaults and attempted murder. In prison before the age of 20, Shakur would meet behind bars the father he never knew.

Purchase Shakur’s much anticipated follow-up, My Soul Looks Back: Life After Incarceration HERE —> http://www.yusefshakur.org/store-2/window-2-my-soul/my-soul-looks-back/

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

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!

We’d love to hear what you thought of this book and/or what do you think of the romance erotic genre?! Your thoughts?!

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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:
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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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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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Happy Thanksgiving

Have a safe and happy turkey day!

From the Motown Book Club

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