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#bookreview @ #MotownBookClub The Kokuran II: In Full Blossom by @Jordin_Mack Paranormal Urban Romance

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In this second installment, The Kokuran II, the saga of Astrid continues as she embarks on the winding roads of life, filled with more drama including a new love, more deception and betrayal, an untimely death, and a suspicious murder. And just when Astrid thinks that things can’t get any worse, past demons resurface and threaten to shatter her life unless she destroys them first. In the midst of her battles, Astrid blossoms and reveals her darker side, showing the world the true nature of her Kokuran strength.

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Da Laugh and Giggle Podcast MF Read A Book Pick: 📚Michelle Moore’s Kingpins: #Detroit @DetroitAuthor #bookreview #motownwriters

Carl Weber's Kingpins: Detroit by [Ms. Michel Moore]

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Kalif is everything his adoptive family wanted him not to be: treacherous, conniving, and coldhearted. As much as he wishes to please them, he can’t deny who and what he is destined to be. The hot-tempered young man is indeed his father’s son. 

While off his meds, Kalif discovers the circumstances surrounding the brutal murder of his birth parents. In a matter of seconds, he totally snaps, ignoring the possible consequences. His rage and thirst for power increases. Deep off into the zone, Kalif develops zero tolerance for nonsense. Quickly, he rises through the ranks of the Motor City crime underworld, proving to everyone, including himself, he deserved the hard-earned title of kingpin of Detroit.

My Review

It was different to be in the male Point of view most of the time, but Ms. Michel Moore, pulls off an eloquent urban fiction that riveted me. I had to know was Kalif going to live by the past in his blood, or the passion he desired for the present.

You will enjoy this book and the many other books by Michel Moore and trust me there are plenty of urban of hers to read.

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You will surely enjoy this ride this author takes you on.

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Michel Moore’s book Kingpins: Detroit

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Carl Weber's Kingpins: Detroit by [Ms. Michel Moore]
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#MotownBookClub Review Feature📚 of @LaJefferson ‘s new literary release Reconciliation to Hell🔥

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Great attention grabber in the beginning of the story which immediately gets you hooked on the story. This is a well written story about the complexities of the decisions we make within the family dynamic. Though the title suggests a sinister plot, the story is one that most adults can relate to or imagine in some fashion. As an avid reader, I recommend this book.

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About Author
L.A. Jefferson is a Detroit native with strong ties to the literary community. An avid reader since childhood, L.A. is self-professed bookworm. Currently L.A. is promoting her book, Unfinished Business, and hard at work on her follow up book, Reconciliation to Hell, both contemporary fiction titles. When she’s not working on her books, L.A. is blogging about writing & publishing, love & relationships, and the roller coaster of balancing it all–family, day job, & writing career.

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Reconciliation To Hell

L.A. Jefferson

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Sandra Anderson isn’t the only woman on the planet to let her cheating husband come back home. But she may be one of the few who did so after his last mistress, Felicia, conceived his child. Still, she thought the life of luxury that he afforded her and their two daughters was worth it. What she didn’t consider was the new role she’d play as step-mother and the ever-presence of the woman she knew still wanted her husband. At the first sight of dubious behavior by her husband, Sandra takes a walk on the wild side, making a few extramarital friends of her own. When someone begins blackmailing her with scandalous pictures of her and some of her friends, she quickly becomes the bigger threat to her marriage than her husband.

Lester Anderson is a lucky man. His wife forgave him for the ultimate betrayal. Sandra is the rightful woman to have by his side as he begins pursuing his longtime political aspirations. But old habits die hard. So when a woman from his past glides through his office door scantily dressed, Lester finds himself falling back into old patterns.

Can this couple survive their reconciliation to hell?

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Butterfly 📚by Ashley Antoinette @novelista #bookreview #motownbookclub #motownwriters

Butterfly by [Ashley Antoinette]

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Butterfly is the first novel in an all new series by New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette and an instant USA Today bestseller!

Morgan’s terrified to love again after losing the first boy who gave her butterflies. She settles for a comfortable life with a man that can give her everything, but she’s bored out of her mind.

Yet, when she tries to have everything including a new beau that gives her butterflies, she’s forced to choose, but either way someone is going to end up dead.

Morgan Atkins has been through more tragedy than one girl can bear. Will she weather this storm? Or will the ultimate heartbreak ruin her for good?

I’ve always been a fan of Ashley Antoinette. HEr powerful urban story telling reels you in and mixes you up from the inside out. She always has me yelling at the page or laughing ridiculously.

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You will surely enjoy this ride this author takes you on.

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Butterfly Michigan Author by Ashley Antoinette

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Butterfly by [Ashley Antoinette]

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📚Find the Answers of Living a Life of Worth inside 🎇Everyday Ethics and Equity by @GwendolynRoseF1 🎁#motownwriters #bookpromo

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Everyday Ethics and Equity
The Foundation for Character and Self-Esteem

Gwendolyn Forrest

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About Book:
Everyday Ethics and Equity: The Foundation for Character and Self-Esteem eloquently exposes inequities existing between the haves and the have nots.
It also advances the proposition that existence validates an individual’s worth. This is especially relevant during these turbulent times of COVID-19, economic instability, and social unrest.

Written from a cosmic perspective and humanist worldview in easy-to-understand language, this insightful book helps readers to adopt ethical equitable behavior. It also promotes a race-free, war-free world and encourages self-reflective critical thinking.

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“As there’s no place underground or in the sky, To reunite with deceased ones after we die, We are obligated while we live on earth, To conscientiously live a life of worth.”

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About the Author:
Gwendolyn Rose Forrest (BA, MA) self-identifies as a black African
American global citizen who affirms humanity’s similarities while acknowledging differences.
She has worked in the public, private, or non-profit sectors in Detroit, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; Portland, Oregon; Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; San Diego, California; and Fort Worth, Texas. She is a former social worker, civil rights/human rights advocate, economic development administrator, employment/training coordinator, research director, and certified fund-raising executive for colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations. A humanist, feminist, and activist, she enjoys writing, line dancing, and yoga.

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Da Laugh and Giggle Podcast MF Book Review: Chasin’ It (The Bag Wars Book 1) by Detroit author, E. Scrill #motownwriters #michiganwriters #michlit #authorssupportingauthors

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Raynard and Ike were two ghetto kids in the ‘hood. They came up normal as most, but close as cunt hairs.

Raynard was the oldest with the brightest ideas. He met Pat, an older female who was kind enough to offer him a place to bury his bone. As the years progressed, Ike went away to school while Raynard experimented with harder pieces of the streets.

Ike got a taste of the good life; reaped the benefits of an educated black man, but still couldn’t resist the urge to line his pockets with drug money.
Raynard, who initially thought it was something slick about having live-in poontang, realized that she would always be older than he was. He learned faster that after a pint, Pat could get tougher than liquor store rib tips.

Raynard’s coke habit kept him scrawny, amped up and frequently jacked up. As Raynard’s nasal septum rotted, he found an escape from Pat and her plans for him to eat the seat out of her draws when he stumbled on a connect with blows cut with magic.

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My Review

this book is about best friends, Raynard and Ike, the choices we all have to make as adults, but the effects of coming from an urban decay. Sometimes we do what we do, because its’ all that we can do.

E Scrill’s metaphors were in line with Iceberg Slim and definitely brought the darkness into the light when it came to the drug, the urban sprawl and what true friends really means.

Chasing It brings the realism of problems faced by living in proverty and the choices we make and we can all learn through Raynard’s eye just because it looks and feels nice don’t make it wonderful for you.

Even though I’m not such a fan of really rough storytelling, I think E. Scrill was almost giving Walter Mosely a run for his money. Good job!

Chasin' It (The Bag Wars Book 1) by [E. Scrill]

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MotownBookClub.com Michigan Author Feature on Da Laughs & Giggle Podcast: Kaylynn Hunt, Author of Love’s Crazy: A Short Story #motownwriters

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about book: In a world where all sorts of acts are performed in the name of love, how far can your imagination go? Here in lies tales of lust, obsession, death and domination. Follow this journey through a menagerie of circumstances you may not believe. Some you may relate to. But for sure you’ll be entertained.

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#WriterWednesday #MotownBookClub Book Feature w/Author, Angelique Clemens #motownwriters #michlit #michiganwriters #blackgirlmagic #CanIBorrowYourSkin

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Nicolette is a young black lawyer who struggles with the self as she wants to be seen. Her parents only see her as the child they raised, not the thirty year old woman she has grown into. Her friends see her based on their experiences with her: her sorority sisters as the girl that they pledged and crossed with; her law school friends as the smart girl that always near the top of the class; her high school friends as the shy, naive girl that they always tried to corrupt; her lifestyle friends as the strong, independent, dominant woman with undeniable skills; her sister-cousins as the little sister they never had that they have to protect and mentor; and her church friends as the pious Catholic girl. The men she dated mostly reduced her to their favorite body parts. Nicolette struggled with not living her life by others’ standards and expectations of her. She wrestles with the face that she can not be herself, her true self, around 90% of the people she know.

Can Nicolette work through her problems and learn to be the fierce person that she sees in the mirror? 

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About Author: 
Angelique Clemens is a writer, scientist, and speaker. She started writing as an adolescent when she co-wrote a short mystery story about an inept murder with her mother that was published. Later, in high school, poetry that Angelique had written in French was published. Now, she writes biographical fiction around the subjects of loss, #blackgirlmagic, alternative lifestyles, and learning to develop one’s self in a less than supportive world. Her books, generally, address these topics through the lens of the black experience. Angelique enjoys sports, scotch, and true crime novels. When Angelique is not writing, she is playing board games, coloring, or doing puzzles. She resides in Detroit with her husband.

Author Website www.AngeliqueClemens.com
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Facebook Page www.Facebook.com/NicoletteGuyere
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#MotownBookClub Trac Brothers by Author, @RandyDPearson #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

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Jam and Jax Trachsel receive an unexpected inheritance from their recently departed uncle Mac– a fully-functioning Kalamazoo brand handcar from the 19th century. When they become stranded over 150 miles from home,do they set it on the train tracks and pump it all the way back? Or, when they find a hand-drawn map their uncle created, do they follow it even further north to the long lost town of Walton Junction?
What starts out as a thrilling, modern day adventure quickly becomes a battle for survival. Their journey through Michigan’s scenic Lower Peninsula will introduce them to a world they never imagined, forever changing many lives.Can they trust the Rail Riders, the bizarre but friendly group of people living off the grid? Or will the Track Pirates, a ruthless gang led by the insane Santascoy, cause their demise?

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Testimonial
Ray Walsh (Lansing State Journal), in his review of Trac Brothers, called Pearson an, “experienced, clever storyteller” – and called Tell Me a Story, “a highly entertaining collection of wonderfully quirky short stories.”

 

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Author Bio for Randy D Pearson
A lifelong mid-Michigan resident, Randy D Pearson has been creating stories for 40 years, usually in his head but occasionally on paper.
Starting at an early age drawing comic strips and cartoon books, he quickly realized he enjoyed writing stories more than he did sketching.
When he discovered his other childhood passion, the Atari computer, everything came together. He spent many late nights typing his stories, winning several contests in the process.
In addition to his three novelsDriving Crazy, Tell Me a Story, and Trac BrothersRandy has been featured in several publications. These include all four of the Writing at the Ledges anthologies, The Washington Square Review, Pets Across America, and Retrocade Magazine.
When not writing, Randy spends his time watching British sitcoms with his wife and stepdaughter, or sci-fi and anime with his two brothers. He lives in a small Michigan town with a ridiculous number of cats.
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MAY AUTHOR FEATURE: Queashar L. Halliburton | 10 Steps to SkyRocket Your Success via @qdpublishing #michiganreaders #michlit #motownbookclub #motownwriters

author Queashar L. Halliburton

Queashar L. Halliburton

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Bio of the speaker:

While many neglect to follow their dreams due to setbacks like procrastination, fear and a lack of resources, she uses those very things as stepping stones to her success. For Queashar L. Halliburton, CEO and founder of Queashar Detroit Publishing, LLC, her greatest success to date has come from living outside the box and operating in her God-given gifts and purpose—and she encourages others to do the same. In addition to producing her fair share of personal literary works, she works diligently to provide tools, resources, and motivation for new authors nationwide—positioning them to tell their stories in excellence and excel in the marketplace.

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Skyrocket Your Success will help professional women identify and acknowledge self-sabotaging behaviors standing in the way of achieving optimal success. This book provides 10 tips to increase your success factor and start living your best life today!
You will learn:
How to unapologetically create your own personal definition of success

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Watch Now, The MichiganLiteraryNetwork.com Show with @PamPerryPR #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

Michigan Literary Network is proud to have on our second show presenting Tips Tricks and a wonderful literary talk with Pam Perry.

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Pam Perry
www.PamPerryPR.com

Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors authors, speakers and entrepreneurs on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishing contracts. She is also the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE. 

After working with Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Her clients have been offered major publishing contracts, and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.

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#YouShouldBeReading: A Sister’s Survival by Cydney Rax @NeeCee48204 #3ChicksAndSomeBooks

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About the book A Sister’s Survival (Book #2 – The Reeves Sisters Series) To keep their family ties strong, the five Reeves sisters meet regularly to give each other a reality check. But explosive family secrets begin to pour out like molten lava, and forever change all they treasure most . . . After a shattering revelation, youngest sister Elyse struggles to overcome the sexual abuse that nearly destroyed her. Between her tough eldest sister, Alita, and a promising fresh start with a new man, she’s finding the strength to make the most of her fierce intelligence. But Elyse still has a score to settle with the perfect sister she feels betrayed by—and she’s going after everything Burgundy can’t afford to lose . . . Coco thinks her useless baby daddy is finally about to commit—until she catches him with a woman who’s everything she’s not. As she tries to move on with her life, she can’t resist carrying out the ultimate revenge. But when she inadvertently gets caught up in Elyse’s plan, she must confront an unforgivable truth that could crush any chance these sisters have to make things right.

 

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About Author: Cydney Rax became obsessed with becoming a writer after reading Terry McMillan’s Disappearing Acts. Her author dreams were realized through her eyebrow-raising debut novel, My Daughter’s Boyfriend. Her five novels include My Husband’s Girlfriend, Brothers and Wives, My Best Friend and My Man, and My Sister’s Ex (cited by ® as one of 2009’s best reads). She has also contributed to the anthologies Crush and Reckless.
Born and raised in Detroit, she graduated from Cass Technical High School and earned an undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University. She resides in Houston. Visit her online via Facebook, www.cydneyrax.com, or email her at booksbycyd@aol.com

 

 

 

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Pamela Hilliard Owens newest book, “It Takes Ten Years to Become an Overnight Success” is now available in print and Kindle versions on Amazon! cc @YB2C_System

Here is the Amazon link.

The book tells the story of my ten-year journey in entrepreneurship from Year 1, 2008-2009, through our 10th anniversary in July of 2018.
I started with one business and grew to three businesses PLUS the podcast over that ten-year span!
I didn’t start out thinking I would have all that I have now, but just like we discuss on the podcast, everyone has a story to tell about their entrepreneurial journey.
If you’d like to read my story, including the ups and downs and successes and challenges, just like we do on the podcast. I would be honored if you would invest in the book AND leave a review on Amazon.
Here is the Amazon link.

Thanks so much,

Pam
Pamela Hilliard Owens
Writer, Editor, Publisher, Podcaster
Business Coach
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Office: 313.452.0945
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Pamela Hilliard Owens newest book, “It Takes Ten Years to Become an Overnight Success” is now available in print and Kindle versions on Amazon! cc @YB2C_System

I received this message from an author and honored by being the inspiration for authors, writers and even podcasters to keep it going!… Please support Pamela in her new publishing endeavor!

 

Hi Sylvia,

As a former or future guest on the YB2C Live! Podcast for Entrepreneurs, I wanted to let you know that my newest book, “It Takes Ten Years to Become an Overnight Success” is now available in print and Kindle versions on Amazon!

Here is the Amazon link.

The book tells the story of my ten-year journey in entrepreneurship from Year 1, 2008-2009, through our 10th anniversary in July of 2018.
I started with one business and grew to three businesses PLUS the podcast over that ten-year span!
I didn’t start out thinking I would have all that I have now, but just like we discuss on the podcast, everyone has a story to tell about their entrepreneurial journey.
If you’d like to read my story, including the ups and downs and successes and challenges, just like we do on the podcast. I would be honored if you would invest in the book AND leave a review on Amazon.
I LOVE doing the weekly podcast, and YOU are the reason. Please enjoy the book.
Here is the Amazon link.

Thanks so much,

Pam
Pamela Hilliard Owens
Writer, Editor, Publisher, Podcaster
Business Coach
Evernote Certified Consultant
 
Mobile: 313.341.2398
Office: 313.452.0945
Skype: pamela.hilliard.owens
Instagram: pamela_hilliard_owens
WhatsApp: Pamela Hilliard Owens
Find me on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter
Subscribe to our weekly YB2C Live! Podcast for Entrepreneurs on iTunes!
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