DJGBC Authors Spotlight: E.L. James “Fifty Shades Trilogy”

E L James is a former TV executive, wife and mother of two based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

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DJBGC Book Review: Author G.G. Linton “Shoes On The Wrong Foot”

About The Book:
Shoes on the wrong foot is a journey in the life of CeCe Copeland, a single mom who while young and ambitious and full of adventure was soon met with the reality in the world of men. CeCe had dreams of being a mover and shaker in the corporate world, she developed a style of leadership that caught the eye of her corporate office and landed her the head of their Public Relations Department. In her personal life, she soon came to realize that although she could stand up to the challenges of her business associates, she lacked that same drive when dealing with the men in her life. In her quest for true love she met Tony, who introduced her to a life of domestic violence and insecurities; she was subjected to some of the most humiliating situations that finally gave her the courage to run away on the eve of their wedding. Her best friend Charmaine introduced her to Devon, the man who would eventually became her husband. Devon was tall and athletic and instantly builds a relationship with her and Craig; she believed that her soul mate had finally arrived. Shortly after their marriage CeCe and Devon had two more sons, Devon Jr. and Ty, but that loving man that she had married started showing a pattern of behavior that both frightened her and cornered her into a position of submission, while struggling with the reality of facing domestic violence once again, gave her the courage to leave him, but more drama awaits. Carl is a generous Business owner who showers her with affections and gifts, but has a dangerous side to him that no one sees coming. CeCe realized that as wonderful as love is, it can be as uncomfortable as “Shoes on the Wrong Foot”.
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Book Review
4.0 out of 5 stars “FATAL ATTRACTION”,
This review is from: Amazon.com For Author G.G. Linton “Shoes On the Wrong Foot” (Paperback)

How devastating and questioning for CeCe to have three consecutive relationships with abusive men…Pondering why she consistently attract this type of man. The last relationship almost cost her, her life even though she didn’t ignore the “red flags” like she did with Tony & ex husband,Devon.


A delightful short novel, despite the topic matter for this first time published author. Prefer a more meaty, literary tone/embellishment instead of a basic everyday dialogue style. A full-length feature novel can take CeCe’s quest to the next level.

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DJGBC Authors Spotlight: Tamika Newhouse “Kisses Don’t Lie”

Tamika Newhouse is a self-published bestselling author who founded Delphine Publications, at the age of 21; Tamika appeared on various bestseller lists and won Self Published Author of the Year at the 2009 African American Literary Awards only 9 months after her debut novel. In 2010 she was inducted into Who’s who in Black San Antonio and she landed a major publishing deal without an agent and still continues to write independent projects. In 2011 her company Delphine Publications won an African American Literary Award for Best Anthology as well as Tamika won for the second time Self Published Author of the Year. She was also nominated by the National Women in Business Association for the 2011 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.

Along with Delphine Publications, Tamika is the founder and President of African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) – an online book club and radio show catering to avid readers across the nation. She is also CEO of Obsessive Soul Media. With future projects in the works from short films, stage plays and much more, Tamika is a young woman on a mission.

Tamika presently tours the country speaking about overcoming her teen pregnancy to fulfill her dream, as well as teaching aspiring writers the publishing ropes. A former radio host, she hosted her own internet radio show (AAMBC) for over three years and continues to expand her brand. She is currently living in San Antonio with her son and daughter and is currently working on her next novel.

Theres Dean her first love and then theres Keith Mr. Right Now. Kyla struggles with her desires and her past when she makes a rare trip back home to Fort Worth. After leaving ten years ago Kyla comes to terms with the one who got away; Dean and their short lived romance comes into full swing. That is until it goes terribly wrong and she is left with wondering if she should work it out with Keith instead. A simple kiss led to many secrets being revealed; and it makes Kyla wish she could take it all back. Michael is ready to commit to Brittany and for once he feels he has the right woman by his side. That is until a passionate night turns into an unwanted child. Fighting to keep her heart from being broken; Brittany vows to never be just another notch in a mans belt. Although Michael promises to be there and seals it with a kiss, Brittany still struggles with if she should carry their child. When love isnt enough will each one of them make the right decision? Can they finally trust the one they want the most? After all its better to be slapped by the truth then kissed with a lie. They say kisses dont lie, right?

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DJGBC Authors Spotlight: June Miller “Victimized” Buchanan’s Secret

june miller 2June is the published author of, This Game Has No Loyalty, an urban street fiction novel depicting real life on the streets and the love relationships within those parameters.

His love of writing was first discovered in public school where he dazzled teachers with his creative short stories and intriguing poems. His writing was officially acknowledged locally when one of his stories was featured in his class yearbook.

As June reached his teenage years, he abandoned his love of writing for the dangerous life on the streets of Brooklyn. Although he was educated, the excitement of the street life interested him and he quickly took part in petty crimes, which soon elevated into the introduction to the infamous drug trade where he became a major distributor of illegal drugs out of state. During his illicit activities he was apprehended and convicted then later incarcerated. Once released on parole, he reclaimed his spot in the drug trade and continued trafficking illegal drugs, the threat of violating parole a fleeting thought. His youth and inexperience in life fueled his desire for illegal tender without the thought or regret of contributing to the destruction of his community.

As time passed all of his relationships, social, personal and romantic, became strained due to the nature of his business. His life lacked stability despite the illusion of financial comfort. He was responsible for himself so there was never any balance in his life until the birth of his first daughter, who changed the way he viewed life…her life. June decided to make changes in his life and immediately enrolled into college where he rediscovered his love of writing, showcasing his literary abilities that were recognized by his English professors.

While pursuing his degree, tragedy struck and one of his closest friends was brutally murdered. Overcome by anger and revenge he channeled his emotions into something that came to him naturally, he wrote the story. It didn’t heal the wound to his heart but was therapeutic in helping him express feelings no one knew about. The story was buried along with his feelings for 10 years until one day he came across it after coming from a funeral for yet another fallen youth to the same game he had given up. At that moment he decided to write a story, a true to life account of what happens in the streets with hopes of reaching the youth by delivering vivid accounts of the pitfalls of the street life that is not taught to them and at the same time, promote literacy in these communities because it’s the gateway to learning and sparking mental creativity.

June began penning his novel This Game Has No Loyalty and incorporated his own experiences into his writing to produce the “realness” his story needed to capture his audience.

June is also the author of This Game Has No Loyalty II – Hustle for Life and This Game Has No Loyalty III – Love is Pain published by FourShadough Publishing, a book publishing company that is rooted in the promotion of literacy in urban neighborhoods here and abroad.

Jason Buchanan seems like your average growing boy. The only son to Paula Buchanan, a bourgeois and overprotective mother with delusions of grandeur, he is sheltered from the real world by her in an attempt to ensure his success in life. But when tragedy strikes close to home, a secret he has kept hidden for years surfaces. The agonizing and embarrassing truth is Jason has been victimized and bullied for as long as he can remember and is a complete coward. The torment continues but when he meets a stripper named Magic and hears her heart-wrenching story, he is immediately drawn to her because they share a common denominator in being victims. Paula vehemently disapproves of his courtship and tries desperately to warn him of Magic’s intentions, then finds out a dark secret about her. While away in college Jason suffers another brutal beating but this one is the most humiliating of them all. What is the Buchanan’s Secret? Will this heinous act be the breaking point for Jason’s fearful character? And will Paula tell Jason what she found out about Magic or will she allow him to be victimized once again? In the end, will anymore secrets be revealed?

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DJGBC Authors Spotlight: Marcellus Copeland “Licks” Chapter 1: The Beginning

I’M THE CEO OF MY OWN MUSIC LABEL/ ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, AS WELL AS AN APIRING AUTHOR. I’M A SCORPIO SO THAT SAYS IT ALL RIGHT THERE! I’M A GENUINE SURVIVOR OF MORE TRIALS AND TRIBULATION THAN YOU WOULD BELIEVE.  I’M A LAID BACK TYPE OF PERSON, NAH I’M LYING! BUT I’M LEARNING HOW TO HUMBLE MYSELF SO HAVE PATIENCE WITH ME. EVERYTHING ELSE INVOLVING ALL THE NEGATIVE….. IS JUST MY PAST… SO DON’T MAKE ME RELAPSE ON A NIGGA YA’LL.. NAAAH,BUT I’M TRUELY WAITING ON THE WOMAN, FAMILY, AND FUTURE ABUNDANCY THAT I’M DESTINED FOR…NEW WAY OF THINKING BUT NEVER GET IT TWISTED, I’M STILL THAT SAME OLE’ FIRECRACKER WHEN NEEDED….
M. COPELAND DEBUTS THE FIRST INSTALLMENT…. THE “LICKS” SAGA IS AMONGST US. FOLLOW THE TALES OF VA KINGPIN “DISCO”; LEADER OF THE NOTORIOUS STICK-UP CREW “QUIET TIME CLICK”, WATTS; CROOKED POLICE OFFICERS, OUTTA TOWN HITMEN SQUADS…WELCOME TO V.A!
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TO PRESENT THE CUSTOMERS WITH AN INSIDE, DETAILED LOOK INTO THE LIVES OF VIRGINIA’S UNDERWORLD…………..WITHOUT PROVOKING ANY FEDERAL INDICTMENTS!!!!!

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WE AT INDASTRETS ENT. WANT TO BRING OUR CLIENTS AND CUSTOMERS THE BEST QUALITY PRODUCT EVER KNOWN TO READERS. WE STRIVE TO PUT YOU IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT OF THE CHARACTER’S YOU READ ABOUT, ALL WHILE IN THE COMFORT AND SAFETY OF YOUR OWN HOME! HOLD ON……..IT’S GONNA BE A “BUMPY JOHNSON” RIDE!!!

The moniker “Southside” is one that stands alone in its own category. From Southside Jamaica Queens NY to South Central Los Angeles to Atlanta Georgia, the “Southside” has always been known as the most violent and treacherous area of the city. The ‘Southside” of Hampton Roads Virginia has a reputation that stands out amongst all of them. Where the women are always scheming for a “come up” and the men master in the art of kidnapping and “LICKS” a.k.a robberies, the drug game of Virginia has a habit of separating the men from the boys. In Hampton Roads, they live by a motto…….”Why split all this money with you when I can eliminate the competition and allies and keep all the money for myself. So the next time you turn the key and walk inside your house, think for a second….. Who’s on the other side of that door waiting for you?….
LET THE “LICKS” BEGIN…. LOCK YOUR DOORS…. WE COMING IN!!!!
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DJGBC Authors Spotlight: Kelvin Jackson “Twisted Loyalties III”

Kelvin F Jackson (1969- )was raised in Long Island NY. After graduating in 1987 he attended SUNY in FARMINDALE.His bizzare world as seen through his eyes is brilliantly portrayed in his books.He currently travels the United States mentoring to troubled youth and inspiring through his experiences.

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*BOOK THREE IS THE SUCKER PUNCH YOU NEVER SAW COMING! A SURPRISE ENDING THAT IS TOTALLY UNPREDICTABLE- #LITDIVAS4REAL
 *THIS AUTHOR IS AMAZING WITH MORE PLOT TWISTS THAN A LITTLE -HIP HOP ONLINE
Leah and K’s relationship goes to the next level and K finds out THE REAL about her background. When the decision is made to start back up the illegal activities without telling some of the other members of THE MONEY TEAM things get out of control. Santos the coke connections love for Cocaine and hoes exposes him and bad blood is exposed. All questions answered in this third installment of IT WAS ALL A DREAM
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DJGBC Interview : Author Vandy “Twisted, Stories Of Love Sex & Betrayal”

1. Where are you from?
Columbia, SC
2. Tell us your latest news?
Just moved to Roanoke, VA
3. When and why did you  begin writing?
I started writing in Middle School, back when the teachers requested us to write short stories. I have been writing ever since.
4. When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I did not consider myself a writer until 2010 when my first book was published.
5. What  inspired you to write your first book?
My sorority sister and publish mate Vogue; She helped me through the process of becoming a published author.
6. Do  you have a specific writing style?
I love to write as if I was watching a movie. There are no breaks in thought and it flows freely, allowing the author to visualize what is happening as they were in the story themselves.
7. How did you come up with the title?
It just came to the top of my mind when I created the characters.
8. Is  there a message in your “Twisted”l that you want  readers to grasp?
Life is short, and you should live each moment as it were your last.
9. How much of the book is realistic?
All of it. (smile)
10. Are experiences based  on someone you know, or events in your own life?
The location for the book is from my hometown of Columbia, and the people are loosely based off people in my life such as close family and friends.
11. What books have most  influenced your life most?
Eric Jerome Dickey, Brenda Jackson and Zane
12. If you had to choose, which writer would you  consider a mentor?
For romance: Brenda Jackson, For erotic fiction: Zane
13. What book are you reading now?
Unexpected Packages by Sindee Lynn
14. Are there any new  authors that have grasped your interest?
Sindee Lynn, Vogue, Omeegia Keyes
15. What are your current  projects?
I am working on a sequel to “A Patience to Love” and the follow up to “Twisted: Stories of Love, Sex & Betrayal”
16. Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family  members.
The author and my friend: Vogue
17. Do you see writing as a career?
Honestly, I do not see it as a career so much because I am a Clinician and I love to help people deal with their mental disorders. Writing is more of an outlet to fantasy and creativity.
18. If you had to do it all over  again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Make it longer, a lot of people are requesting for more stories.
19. Do you recall how your  interest in writing originated?
My teachers back in Middle School sparked my interest because they thought I was a good writer with a lot of imagination.
20. Can you share a little of your current work  with us?
The current story in front of me is the sequel to “A Patience to Love” and it is the continuation of what happened to Patience when she left the island and resumed life without love. She struggles to find the meaning of what love is and if she will ever find it again.
21. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your  writing?
Extending the story.
22. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you  about their work?
Brenda Jackson: Her writing style does not change you know that the story is going to make you smile.
23. Do you to travel  much promoting your book(s)?
I travel all the time and promote the book through various forms of networking.
24. Who designed the covers?
The publisher designed the first book and I came up with the picture for the second.
25. What was the  hardest part of writing your book?
The introductory chapter. It has to grab the reader so they will not put the book down.
26. Did you learn anything from writing your  book and what was it?
Yes, you have to please yourself before pleasing the fans. If you’re not satisfied with the book you put out, it will be hard for others to grasp it.
27. Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write with your heart and let it flow.
28. Do you  have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Read with an open mind and allow the characters to come to life. Think about what you would do in certain situations and ask yourself if you would do anything differently… And Enjoy!

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