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 and “JOIN” our Facebook Group Page at  

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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.

Sexual Misconduct by Nicety10258263_491942997603004_3200927326027174864_o

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?




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.



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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