DJ Gatsby Book Club Spotlights: Author & TV Show Creator IRIS BOLLING

IRIS..2014 5Iris Bolling was born in Richmond, Virginia, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. She is currently a Workforce Development Trainer with the Commonwealth of Virginia, providing management training and professional development consultation for the state workforce.

To combine the areas in her life she enjoys the most, education, politics and romance, Iris Bolling penned her first manuscript, Once You’ve Touched the Heart, which was release in March 2008. Since that time she has released five additional books in The Heart Series. The Heart Series, which consist of The Heart of Him, Look Into My Heart, A Heart Divided, A Lost Heart and The Heart, have captivated the eyes and heart of readers.

In May of 2011, Iris introduced a new cast of Characters in her novel Night of Seduction/Heaven’s Gate. The Pendleton Rule, which was released in February of 2013 the sequel.

In April of 2010 Iris was named Debut Author the Year, at the Romance Slam Jam Conference. Her novel, Once You’ve Touched the Heart was voted the Readers Choice Award with Shades of Romance Magazine for, Romance Book of the Year. Iris was voted Romance Author of the Year and Author of the Year. Her novel A Lost Heart was nominated Romantic Suspense Novel of the Year, at the 2011 Romance Slam Jam. In 2012, her novel, The Heart won Hero of The Year for her character Al “Turk” Day. Showing the ability to continuously introduce award winning novels, Iris’s introduction of her new series, Gems & Gents, titled, Teach Me won The Heroine of The Year at the 2013 Emma Awards for her character Diamond Lassiter.

Her passions are reading (especially romance novels), writing, sports and politics.  An active proponent of state and federal educational issues, she continues to encourage young adults to pursue their education.  She also volunteers with her local registrar’s office, promoting voter registration in the African-American community.

The Heart Television Series

the heart 2014 1The Heart Television Series is a sexy new political drama that premiered on the CW Richmond in February of  2014. Birthed from the very successful and award winning series by Iris Bolling, The Heart already has a grand following as readers anxiously await the transition of this story from print to film. J.D. Harrison is an attorney rising in the political ranks at a swift pace. The only thing that can knock this playboy down is the love he finds when meeting Tracey Washington. Still, nothing is as easy as it seems when you are aging for keeps, and the heart is involved.  Tensions escalate when this man of morals is placed in the fire with long term goals of reaching the ultimate presidential office. Many look to bring him down a notch, but with a team of friends who have his back and the love of his life in his corner, viewers will feel the heat through their television screen each week as J.D. defies the odds!

Pre-Order The Heart DVD Series TODAY @ http://www.irisbolling.net/the-heart-tv-series/

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JD Harrison has the talent, passion and desire to rise in the political ranks.  Everyone can see it, except him. For JD, his focus is on doing what’s right to make the community he works and lives in a better place.

Tracey Washington’s life has never been all roses. Shunned by a mother who never wanted her, protected from a far by a brother who orchestrates the streets like a corporate organization, she has always felt alone. Her love life has been nonexistent until fate brings her path to cross with JD.

In the first season of this sexy political drama, life propels out of control. From a ladies man who has to turn down his natural urges to be with the one his heart truly desires, to the streets crossing over into the political world. The Heart television series will bring you through a wide range of emotions, hanging on to the very last moment.

If your mind is what you want stimulated and your heart is what you want captured, then The Heart Series is where you need to go.

  • Once You’ve Touched The Heart
  • The Heart of Him
  • Look Into My Heart
  • A Heart Divided
  • A Lost Heart
  • The Heart

- See more at: http://www.irisbolling.net/bookstore/#sthash.rP3JwEPh.dpuf

 

 

 

The “Queen Of Street Lit” Wahida Clark is back with her latest release…. “BLOOD, SWEAT & PAYBACK”

Fresh of the heels of her bestselling book “Honor Thy Thug” Wahida Clark is back with Blood, Sweat & Payback !!

April 22, 2014
Paperback Release Date: Nov. 11, 2014

download (11)From New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark, comes the highly anticipated next installment in the Queen’s Payback series. Fans will rush to this latest installment while new fans will be eager to discover Wahida Clark’s unmatched melodrama.

Someone wants every member of the consortium dead and they’ll stop at nothing to make that happen. Meanwhile Shan has transferred back into Redbone and has taken it to a whole new level. Nick suspects Shan is still in love with Briggen even though she is with him. Janay has turned over a new lease on life but her ties to Crystal are always a challenge. Everyone is gunning for Dark and with The List in the hands of Cisco’s wife, Joy, Dark’s chances of taking over Detroit are threatened more than ever before. Everyone is fueled by fire and seeking the ultimate revenge.

To Pre-Order Blood, Sweat & Payback On Kindle / Paperback / Hardcover or Preloaded Digital Audio Player Click On The Link…http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Sweat-Payback-Series/dp/1936399415/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1396585116&sr=8-2

 

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Jeff Wilson Interviews Author Davian Clifton For “The Talk Show With DJ Gatsby”

Click This Link To Watch The Davian Clifton Interview: The Talk Show With DJ Gatsby

dj gatsby 2014 promo bannerThe Talk Show Hosted by Jeff “DJ Gatsby” Wilson Is Back For A 2nd Season With His First Guest Author Davian Clifton. The Talk Shows Producers The WB Media Group (WBMG) Has Teamed Up With The Who’s Who In African American Literature Project & Look Forward To Bringing You More Fantastic TV Shows This Season. #WWIAAL #TheTalkShow #TeamGatsby

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About Author Davian R. Clifton

Davian Clifton is a new upcoming author. He has authored three urban fiction novels as well as several self-help books. He is a graduate of Hampton University and resides in Chesapeake, VA

Click On This Link To Purchase Davian R. Clifton Books On Amazon.Com

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Davian%20R%20Clifton&search-alias=digital-text&sort=relevancerank

 

DJ GATSBY BOOK CLUB: “Books Of The Month” For March 2014

 

“This months books will both captivate & amuse you. The stories and the poetry found between the pages of these book have been crafted to satisfy your thirst for a stimulating read. We hope you  enjoy these selections as much as we did.”

DJ Gatsby Book Club

BLOG TALK BANNERTil Death Do Us Part By Lisa McKenzie

pizap.com13963221999495A tale of heartache, love and lust. This roller coaster of multiple love affairs will keep you engrossed in this powerful love saga.

Out Of Work By Chris Henry

pizap.com13963171156931This is a story about a guy who settled in a position at Allen Shields. After a few years of ass kissing, he got a big promotion that placed him right at the top, except now he’s managing a warehouse full of people who hates his guts. As a result, Lionel changed overnight and became the meanest boss anyone could ever work for. Even Lionel’s wife could see a change in him. Sheila wasn’t happy with the person that he became, nevertheless, she continued to support him. Hate from his employees grew by the day and it didn’t take long for Lionel to realize that working as a Plant Manager wasn’t what he expected.t

Until Tomorrow Comes by LaDonna Marie

pizap.com13963217953093Author LaDonna Marie wants to introduce through her poetry a journey of growth and awareness with different life experiences. She shares her poetry in efforts to spark reflections and enlighten the reader on your own journey as well. Look inside and answer these questions. Are you feeling lost in some areas of your life? Are you on the verge of giving up? Are you seeking to become stronger and independent? Are you seeking a deeper connection in your spirituality? In answering these questions you may find some come instantly and some may take time. So Until Tomorrow Comes let’s approach each a day with a positive outlook while finding yourself.

The Island Love Song (An Erotic Romance)by Elva NelsonHayes

pizap.com13963198629912Skye 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.

Lynn’s Angels: The True Story of E. Lynn Harris and the Women Who Loved Him [Kindle Edition with Audio/Video] Vanessa D. Gilmore 

pizap.com13963219344744Lynn’s Angels: The True Story of E. Lynn Harris and the Women Who Loved Him tells the remarkable story of more than thirty years of friendship between the late author E. Lynn Harris and the five women who comprised the family that he invented for himself that he called Lynn’s Angels. These women were with him as he struggled with his own identity, during his darkest days, as he began to be true to himself, as he found his voice, as he climbed the ladder of success, when he found love, as he reached the pinnacle of his career and sadly, as he left this earth. Through a series of personal accounts, letters and pictures, the stories in this book reveal a side of E. Lynn Harris that the public rarely saw: friend, uncle, father, son, fraternity brother and fanatical Razorback fan. Ultimately, it shows that what really makes a family is love.

Even for those who are not familiar with E. Lynn Harris, this book touches on the universal concept of voluntary kinship and can help others appreciate the significance of their own invented families. Lynn’s Angels will motivate readers to create lasting records of their own legacies of friendship and love with the people who chose to become their angels.

*All of the books featured this month are available @ Amazon.Com

 

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NYC Fashion Designer Nathalie Kraynina debuts 2014 Spring Collection at Washington,DC Fashion Show

The Looks and Trends Fashion Show & Lingerie Runway Show and VIP After Party with Lamont Easter at The Huxley in Washington, DC on Friday March 28th 2014 was a huge success.

485505_685160884874367_1265761025_nKudos to The Show Organizer Claire Connelly, Host Actor Lamont Easter, Leia Warren, NY Designer Natalie Kraynina who debuted her 2014 Spring Collection as well as the stunning Lingerie Collection presented by Celine De Paris.

1011030_10203503903542417_1424977866_nLamont Easter shows why he is the “Man of the Hour” as he poses with the Beautiful & Sexy Lingerie Models from the Ella k Modeling Agency last night at The VIP After Party.

*Make-Up was done by Josette Valder, Ariana & Tiffany M. *Hair by Barry D, Smythers and the *Models who wowed the crowd were from The Ella K Agency. *Photo Courtesy Of Mark Kvanati

MODELSSpecial thanks to Gwen Rogers, Marcus Bennett, J.Marks 4th & Dwight Turbodillard for making the night so very special

*photo courtesy Of Elise McNeil 

Special thanks to Claire Connelly, Host Actor Lamont Easter, Leia Warren for making sure me and the WB Media Group Team have a wonderful experience. We all look forward to their next event and so should you.

DJ Gatsby Book Club Authors Spotlight: LaDonna Marie and her book “Until Tomorrow Comes”

 

ladonna 1About the Author

Author LaDonna Marie started writing around the age of twelve to express emotions, and her thoughts. She feels that her gift of poetry is the best gift God has given. She is an encourager, motivator, and very inspirational leader. Author LaDonna wants her true passion of love of writing, her encouraging word, her humble spirit, and compassion for people to be her message. She uses her poetry to release & teach lessons of growth and evolving from transformations in life. Her biggest motivation is to touch someone with her words and engage them to want to change their perspective. She received her undergraduate degree from Alcorn State University in 2005 with a B.A. in Social Work. She has a M.S. in Counseling Studies from Capella University and a M.A. from South University in Professional Counseling in 2012. Also in 2012, she was inducted into The Who’s Who in Black Mississippi. LaDonna has two wonderful children Landon and Lathan Cook.

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Author LaDonna Marie wants to introduce through her poetry a journey of growth and awareness with different life experiences. She shares her poetry in efforts to spark reflections and enlighten the reader on your own journey as well. Look inside and answer these questions. Are you feeling lost in some areas of your life? Are you on the verge of giving up? Are you seeking to become stronger and independent? Are you seeking a deeper connection in your spirituality? In answering these questions you may find some come instantly and some may take time. So Until Tomorrow Comes let’s approach each a day with a positive outlook while finding yourself.

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“Motivating and Inspiring”
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite -5 Stars 
Until Tomorrow Comes by LaDonna Marie is a collection of poems that is motivating and inspiring. It tells the reader to look at their life with a positive outlook and give positive vibrations to the universe.

“Journey through Poetry” Red City Review – 4 stars
The reason this book of poetry succeeds at what it sets out to do is because the issues discussed are the kinds of things that everyone goes through. LaDonna has put together a book of poetry that all sorts of different women will be able to relate with. Her words are strong, but her voice is even louder, as she crafts poetic pieces of triumph.

To purchase books by this author on Kindle or in  Paperback click on this link….

DJ Gatsby Book Club Authors Spotlight: Author Lisa McKenzie and her book “Til Death Do Us Part”

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Her name is Lisa McKenzie and she is the author of the book “Til Death Do Us Part”lisa promo“Til Death Do Us Part”

A tale of heartache, love and lust. This roller coaster of multiple love affairs will keep you engrosed in this powerful love saga.

To purchase this book click o this link .. http://www.amazon.com/Til-Death-Do-Us-Part/dp/2011000130/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395685416&sr=8-1&keywords=lisa+mckenzie+til

 

DJ Gatsby Shines The Spotlight On Author Elva NelsonHayes and her books The Island Love Song & The UnNamed

pizap.com13951545822881Elva NelsonHayes is an author, artist, and a teacher. The UNNAMED, her freshman project, is an autobionovel, a work of urban fiction that reads like an autobiography.

elva 6The UNNAMED (Paperback) By Elva Nelson Hayes

The UNNAMED chronicles Opal’s journey as she struggles to overcome identity issues stemming from being improperly named at birth by her feuding teenage parents. The story takes you on an emotional ride with Opal. When you meet her she is a young girl from very humble beginnings, overwhelmed with the realization of the entire spectrum of negative stigma assigned to children, such as her, who are born in the projects and born out-of-wedlock.  Through her journeys for self-acceptance and self-empowerment; you will also see the teenage parents’ characters grow as the story develops. The UNNAMED opens in the 69th village projects of the author’s hometown Oakland, California. It’s the summer of 1965. The story is captivating and riveting from beginning to end.

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The Island Love Song: An Erotic Romance  (Paperback)   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.

 

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Contact Elva by email: elvanelsonhayes@gmail.com

Follow Elva On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elva.nelsonhayes1

Purchase Her Books @ www.elvanelsonhayes.com

DJ Gatsby Book Club “Books Of The Month” February 2014

“With our Feb 2014  DJGBC “Books Of The Month”   we are showing the variety & different taste in reading that our members have. The Topper Room is a book about Erotic BDSM, something I knew very little about but now seem to think a lot of people would enjoy it. Ain’t No Love 2 gives our Urban Street Lit readers a hard-hitting book that reminds us that the streets are always watching . Last but not least we have “I Am A Concealed Weapon” a short but powerful book that will both encourage & inspire you.

  topper bomTHE TOPPER ROOM” BY STACEY D. VAUGHN

The Topper Room… A secret underground club owned by the sadistic Nikolai, is a place where the privileged go to enjoy the pleasures of the BDSM lifestyle. With the help of his childhood best friend Caleum, Nikolai’s Topper Room offers everything for the Master (Dominant) and slave (Submissive) to engage in.

Everything was going smoothly for the brothers bonded by blood years ago, until one fateful night when Senator Blakely pushes Nikolai too far. Thanks to the Senator’s antics, Nikolai and Caleum will push that bond to its limit. As they face the consequences for Nikolai’s actions and Caleum’s negligence, they risk losing everything they’ve worked hard to accomplish.

Mischief, murder, love and mayhem… Sit back and allow The Topper Room to take you into the dark world of BDSM and the twisted minds of Nikolai and Caleum.

aint no love 2 bom“AIN’T NO LOVE 2″ BY WARREN SMITH

In this next installment the drama begins right where it left off In book one.  As Disco’s life hangs in the balance new characters emerge that bring a whole new level of drama to the crooked town of North Bellport.  The relentless Tien Law chases down a stolen shipment of cocaine but he isn’t the only one looking for it.  Master thief Jonathan price makes his debut in this action filled sequel along with a host of other destructive characters.  Prepare for the unexpected as old and new collide in this gritty return to the streets of North Bellport!

FEB 2014“I Am A Concealed Weapon” By Tumeki Griffin

How many times have you dared to dream only to have it stolen? Well today that stops now! Here stowed away in the pages of this book lies a Concealed Weapon. Not only will you be equipped with the most deadliest weapons that are a secret to most, you have also been assigned a partner. He is chosen to walk along life’s difficult terrain with you to protect you and to cover your blind spots. He is meek, mild, controlled, mysterious, but yet He is extremely dangerous! Together you will conquer anything that dare to stop you from reaching your dreams and goals in this life time. This book is a long-awaited answer to a prayer and a gift. The weapons that you will read as you flip through will divinely attach themselves to the areas of your life that have been starving unbeknownst to you. You will be refreshed, revived and renewed and well equipped to complete the plan for your life. By the time you complete this small yet powerful book, you may look like a Mack Truck, but when duty calls, you will transform into something out of this world! You will have the confidence to lift your voice and say, I Am A Concealed Weapon!

*All 3 Books are available @Amazon.Com

DJGBC Authors Spotlight: A Talented New Author Chris Henry, And His New Book “Out Of Work”

chris henry picChris Henry is a native of Atlanta Georgia. He started writing back in January of 2011. Chris is 37 years old with a B.A degree in Information Technology. But writing is his passion and he’s very good at it to. He has two novels that’s waiting to be released real soon

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This is a story about a guy who settled in a position at Allen Shields. After a few years of ass kissing, he got a big promotion that placed him right at the top, except now he’s managing a warehouse full of people who hates his guts. As a result, Lionel changed overnight and became the meanest boss anyone could ever work for. Even Lionel’s wife could see a change in him. Sheila wasn’t happy with the person that he became, nevertheless, she continued to support him. Hate from his employees grew by the day and it didn’t take long for Lionel to realize that working as a Plant Manager wasn’t what he expected.

To purchase Out Of Work By Chris Henry click on the link