DJ Gatsby Book Club “Books of the Month” for July 2014

Fresh off his trip to the Harlem Book Fair in New York City where he met tons of authors DJ Gatsby Is announcing his DJ Gatsby Book Club selections for the month of July. On this months list there are some familiar names and favorites as well as some newcomers. As always we encourage you to support African-American Literature and check out all of the books featured as well as “LIKE” our Facebook Fan Page at https://www.facebook.com/DJGBC and “JOIN” our Facebook Group Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DJGBC  

Once thanks again for supporting DJ Gatsby Book Club and all of the authors and books that we bring to you.

Founder DJGBC
Jeff “DJ Gatsby” Wilson

 

 

High So10534575_10203227213214578_5848117480869840909_nciety Gangster (The Caprese Crime Saga Series Book 1) by Thomas Long

To be a powerful and influential man is both a gift and a curse for Geno Caprese. As the head of the Caprese crime family and also as one of Baltimore’s most respected attorneys, Geno uses finesse and a string of savvy business maneuvers, as opposed to just brutal violence, to position himself at the top of the food chain in both the streets and the corporate world. He is a gangster unlike any of his predecessors. His father trained him well to live the life of a Boss. However, Geno soon discovers that there is hefty price to pay to be the King because someone always comes along to stake a claim to the throne. Faced with opposition from all angles, Geno soon learns that trust is hard to find and he has to rely on his own wits to protect himself and the ones he loves from harm.
High Society Gangster is a crime drama novel on another level. It’s a fast paced ride on the wild side that will have readers intrigued and totally tuned in to every move and decision made by each character. Hidden motives and secrets from the past unravel right before your eyes as the plot thickens. Thomas Long has put together another action packed read to make his readers think while they’re entertained at the same time.

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Everyone has a bad side. It’s just that some people take theirs to a higher level than others. This Sexual Misconduct is real, it’s raw, it’s risqué and it’s a reader’s delight.

After a terrible tragedy, Starla and Chino Jacobs struggle to keep their marriage alive. All relationships are tough, though none quite like this. Starla loses herself in an indulgence that’s too difficult and toxic to break free from, Brian. Chino desperately wants to fight to keep their love strong but soon realizes he can’t do it alone. Although, once Ashley Baker enters the picture, she makes it hard for Chino to concentrate. But Starla won’t be going down without a fight.

Some marriages fail, but there are some that can be salvaged if both parties are willing to put in the work. Can Starla and Chino mend their marriage, or will their extramarital affairs prove too lustful and deadly?

 

 

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Corporate Amerikkka by Blacc Topp

Tristen sighed heavily. He and his cousin Toby couldn t have been more different. He was Ricky to Toby s Dough Boy. He silently wished that he could be as strong and as vocal as Toby. Tristen Graham had worked his entire life toward achieving his academic goals. He d studied hard and graduated from M.I.T. at the top of his class. At 22 years old he stepped into a high paying executive position at one of the most prestigious software companies in Texas. Now that he s inside, racism, favoritism and a tight knit good old boy network threatens to derail all that Tristen has worked for, until he decides to fight back the only way he knows how……..with his brain.

 

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From Gutter To Glory by Dr Kerlene Richardson

This autobiographical book is the story of the author’s experience as a young immigrant from Jamaica. The author details her journey of homelessness after being kicked out of her mother’s house. Her journey as a homeless teen on the streets of Brooklyn began after being raped, resulting in a pregnancy that she did not abort. The author chronicles her experience of living on the ‘A’ line subway, in an abandoned building, and begging for quarters on the streets of Brooklyn to feed her daughter. The author provokes readers’ thoughts as she takes readers through various emotions with details of her life as a victim of rape, a teen mother, a hustler, and an abused spouse; eventually turning to God where she sought refuge. She could have let her disastrous journey dictate her future. Instead, she persevered earning a doctorate in health administration and becoming a professor who motivates her students with her story. The intent of the book is to shed light on issues people are ashamed to confront. Each chapter takes readers through the pain felt, but conquered. The author’s captivating story is a vivid reminder of the power of God. Despite the turmoil in your life, failures and deceptions, you too, can move from your current situatedness, going From Gutter To Glory!

 

“The Life Of Adaya” by Leticie Ryan

Adaya Norton is a young beauty that knows only two words: poverty and abuse. That is until, Adaya, moves to a small town where she and her siblings attend Cooley High… This is where Rocco is introduced to her life. Adaya is instantly intrigued and attracted to Rocco but he’s off-limits. Knowing that one of her new best friends has a thing for this school superstar and their other friend has her mind-set to test new temptations with women, what’s a girl to do? Adaya finds herself surrounded with lusting, murdering individuals, who are plotting to rip away at her flesh. As she struggles with the pain of the abuse from her parents and heartbreak of watching her brother fight with drug addiction, the walls are closing in on her. The only person keeping her sane is her granny educating her about God and sex. Soon she is betrayed and sold into a sex union held against her will, or is she?

 

10274313_10202062921035181_2040364378339053767_nThe Island Love Song by Elva NelsonHayes

Skye has spent the last ten years of her life dedicated to propelling her fashion designing career and putting all three of her daughter through college singlehandedly. Thinking herself to be too busy building her career to have time to dedicate to a real relationship, she fell into the pattern of having shallow relationships that usually ended in disappointment. She finds herself heartbroken and sexually frustrated by her last attempt at a relationship. When she winds up on a tropical island with her attentive, sexy, but plutonic friend, Cleveland, this PG rated friendship gets hotter that the Fourth of July in Georgia.

 

10494460_10202328181266521_3869675531913466179_oAll Of My Favorite Stories” by Madlen Namro

“All Of My Favorite Stories” by Madlen Namro is a delightful collections of children’s stories that are sure to entertain and amuse the children in your life who love to read. “All Of My Favorite Stories” by Madlen Namro is the first book in a new series of children’s books from this International Bestselling Science Fiction Author. Join Madlen as she tells four fascinating stories and take you on a journey with thru a winter wonderland filled with wonder, amazement & surprise.

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Winners of The 2014 DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary Awards

First of all on behalf of DJ Gatsby Book Club and its more than 10,000 WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr followers I want to congratulate all of the phenomenal authors who were nominated for the DJGBC Literary Awards this year.

This is our second year presenting the DJGBC Awards and the first time that we actually chose the winners without having on-line voting. We selected the nominees as well as the winners by using a not so scientific formula in which we combined Amazon Ranking, Reviews, Social Media presence as well as interaction with DJ Gatsby Book Club. The Authors & their books were chosen from releases that were published in the past 12 months.

And lastly we want to say congratulations to all of the winners. Running an On-Line book club is hard work and maintaining a On-Line presence in so many social media platforms  is very challenging.

We love what we do and we do it for you and the thousands of readers who go out and buy your books. Your impact on the literacy of African-American readers and young children is so important and we salute you all for continuing the long-standing tradition of storytelling in the black community.

DJGBC Founder: Jeff “DJ Gatsby” Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry

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  1. LaDonna Marie (WINNER)

  2. James Gordon
  3. Phree Walls
  4. Dominique Christina
  5. Synnika Lofton

Romance

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  1. Iris Bolling (WINNER)

  2. Mary Morrison
  3. Brenda Jackson
  4. Tamika Newhouse
  5. Victoria H. Smith
  6. Shan
  7. Delaney Diamond
  8. Jessica Watkins
  9. Beverly Jenkins
  10. Ana E. Ross

Children’s

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  1. Natalie Kennerly
  2. James Gordon (WINNER)

  3. Tiah Short
  4. Sumayyah
  5. Silk White
  6. Simone Cannon
  7. Roberta Edwards
  8. Trish Cooke
  9. Jabari Asim
  10. Crystal Swain-Bates

Urban Fiction

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  1. NeNe Capri
  2. Cole Hart
  3. Wahida Clark
  4. Kwan
  5. Jaquavis Coleman (WINNER)

  6. Ashley Antionette
  7. Jessiaca Watkins
  8. Leondra LeRae
  9. Racquel Williams
  10. JM Benjamin

Christian Fiction

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  1. Jacki Edwards
  2. Reshonda Tate Billingsly
  3. Victoria Christopher
  4. Desiree Future
  5. H.H. Fowler
  6. Kimberla Lawson Roby (WINNER)

  7. Brenda Barrett
  8. Michelle Stimpson
  9. Kim Brooks
  10. Carl Weber

Erotica

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  1. Shatika Turner
  2. Ben Burgess Jr. (WINNER)

  3. Fallon
  4. Zane
  5. Marilyn Lee
  6. Jazmine Garner
  7. Nicety
  8. Anna Black
  9. Reality Way
  10. Pepper Pace

DJGBC 2014 LITERARY AWARDS NOMINEES – POETRY

For a complete list of all the nominees in all 6 categories please click on this link http://bit.ly/1ooZVSe

*The Winners will be announced via You Tube from The Harlem Book Fair In New York City On June 12th 2014.

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DJ GATSBY BOOK CLUB – 2014 LITERARY AWARDS NOMINEES

promo 2014 10My team and I here at DJ Gatsby Book Club & WB Media Group are proud to announce the Nominees for our DJGBC 2014 Literary Awards. We started recognizing excellence in African American Literature in 2012 and are glad to share our list of Nominees with you. We have change the process in a few ways this year and have eliminated on-line voting. We do not want nominees campaigning for votes or winning because of their popularity and not the quality of their work.

We wanted to open up the Awards this year to include 5 Specific genres Romance , Children’s , Urban Fiction  ,Christian Fiction & Erotica . These Authors and Books represented here were nominated not based on Amazon Sales , they were chosen  from books that were either Read, Reviewed, Shared or Featured in some way on My Facebook Pages. Those Facebook Pages were  *DJ Gatsby Book Club (Fan Page & Group Page), *WB Media Group (Fan Page), *Who’s Who In African American Literature (Fan Page & Group Page), *The Talk Show With DJ Gatsby (Group Page).

 

The Nominees For the DJGBC 2014 Literary Awards Are Listed Below…

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Poetry

  1. LaDonna Marie
  2. James Gordon
  3. Phree Walls
  4. Dominique Christina
  5. Synnika Lofton

Romance

  1. Iris Bolling
  2. Mary Morrison
  3. Brenda Jackson
  4. Tamika Newhouse
  5. Victoria H. Smith
  6. Shan
  7. Delaney Diamond
  8. Jessica Watkins
  9. Beveryly Jenkins
  10. Ana E. Ross

Children’s

  1. Natalie Kennerly
  2. James Gordon
  3. Tiah Short
  4. Sumayyah
  5. Silk White
  6. Simone Cannon
  7. Roberta Edwards
  8. Trish Cooke
  9. Jabari Asim
  10. Crystal Swain-Bates

Urban Fiction

  1. NeNe Capri
  2. Cole Hart
  3. Wahida Clark
  4. Kwan
  5. Jaquavis Coleman
  6. Ashley Antionette
  7. Jessiaca Watkins
  8. Leondra LeRae
  9. Racquel Williams
  10. JM Benjamin

Christian Fiction

  1. Jacki Edwards
  2. Reshonda Tate Billingsly
  3. Victoria Christopher
  4. Desiree Future
  5. H.H. Fowler
  6. Kimberla Lawson Roby
  7. Brenda Barrett
  8. Michelle Stimpson
  9. Kim Brooks
  10. Carl Weber

Erotica

  1. Shatika Turner
  2. Ben Burgess Jr.
  3. Fallon
  4. Zane
  5. Marilyn Lee
  6. Jazmine Garner
  7. Nicety
  8. Anna Black
  9. Reality Way
  10. Pepper Pace

DJ Gatsby & WBMG Publishing Present… ” All of my Favorite Stories” by Madlen Namro

DJ Gatsby & WBMG Publishing Present…
” All of my Favorite Stories” by Madlen Namro

****TUESDAY JULY 15TH 2014 *****

WBMG FINAL KINDLE

“All Of My Favorite Stories” by Madlen Namro.

It’s a delightful collections of children’s stories that are sure to entertain and amuse the children in your life who love to read. The book is slated for a July 15, 2014 release just in time for all of your kids summer reading. “All Of My Favorite Stories” by Madlen Namro is the first in a new series of children’s books from this talented author and WBMG Publishing is proud to be working with her. *Available on Kindle & Paperback at Amazon.Com

@DJGBC @DaBookking @WBMediaGroup

DJ Gatsby Book Club Authors Spotlight – “I Used to Love Her” by Aaron BeBo

Aaron Bebo is the of the critically acclaimed title Change For A Dollar. His debut. Aaron is a look into the urban terrain in a profound presentation of words. He spins tales so vividly that the reader is almost compelled to believe they are actually participating in every dialogue and location. His debut novel highlights the theme of transition.
Bebo delivers the story in fine fashion with his detailed wit, and slick character dialogue. Her uses his uncanny view of the urban structure, and the conditions of the people that live there, to draw out a vivid tale. His is able to translate into words a broader spectrum of the ominous shadows that seemed to be an ever present force in the urban structure where he grew up.
Aaron has also ghostwritten two novels outside the street fiction genre that have been published. One being a Non-fiction title on Cancer. He has also lent his time speaking to youths in the South Florida school system as well as juvenile detention centers.
Aaron is also the author of Rat Hunters, Cupids Assassin, Bunches of Love, and Author Wives. The Long Story Short Series a collective of short stories which includes the titles; Accidental Nut, Area’s Grey, On The Green, Mischievous. Bebo has also published works under the name Sadie Morris and Unique Styles.
Aaron most recently signed with the publishing house G Street Chronicles. Bebo’s G Street Chronicles debut I Used To Love Her and Til My Casket Drops. He urrently resides in South Florida where he continues to write and connect with the people as a means of promoting literacy.
You can connect with this author @ https://www.facebook.com/AaronVERBALKENTBebo , https://twitter.com/AaronBebo Read More Into Urban Culture….
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I Used to Love Her (G Street Chronicles Presents)

Aaron Bebo 

Hunger, greed, addiction and lust can always stand in the way of success. I Used To Love Her is a hip-hop love drama full of lies, deception and murder. Trey Eight, a budding rap star and member of the group Hustle Kingz, struggles to claw his way to the top with treachery lurking around every corner.

Annie Oakley knows all too well about the hard road to success. The transition from lamb to wolf is the only transition one can make to stay afloat in this industry, and when all else fails she uses what she’s got to get what she wants. She knows that everybody loves a star when they’re on top, but in order to maintain that top spot and keep the crowd chanting your name one has to be more grimy than the next man or woman.

Climb into the pages of I Used To Love Her and take this journey into the world of love, hate, power and hip-hop.

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