DJ Gatsby Book Club “Books Of The Month” for October 2016

DJ Gatsby Book Club the #1 On-Line Book club continues to Support African American Authors and Literacy in The Black Community. This month we recommend you buy, read & review books from the following Authors. The Way He Loves Me by Diamond Johnson (Leo Sullivan Presents), They Didn’t Tell You That I Was A Savage by Porscha Sterling (Leo Sullivan Presents), Diamonds & Pearl by K’Wan (St. Martin’s Griffin), Diamonds, Pumps & Glocks by NeNe Capri & BlaQue Angel

The Way He Loves Me Kindle Edition

Mackenzie King was Miramar High school’s most popular girl. All the boys wanted her and majority of the girls envied her. She was even captain of the school’s varsity cheerleading team. But she only had eyes for Darryon Jordan. Darryon was no good for Mackenzie, but it was something about him that kept her coming back for more.

Fast forward, ten years later, and Mackenzie King looks the total opposite of how she did in high school. How could the most talked about and popular senior go from being fit and in shape to overweight and miserable? Well, the way Darryon loved her brought her down that path.

Along Mackenzie’s journey, she comes into contact with ex NFL player for the Miami Dolphins, Janeiro Armstrong. Janeiro is every woman’s dream, but the only woman he seems to want is Mackenzie, and she just can’t seem to understand why.

This book will make you laugh, cry, and smile. Filled with lots of secrets that have been going on for years, heartbreak, and most importantly, loved ones trying to get Mackenzie to see that the way Darryon loved her wasn’t the right way after all.

Didn’t They Tell You That I Was A Savage? Kindle Edition

Juicy Kim had a hard life growing up. Being the only daughter of a prostitute, she’s constantly been pushed to do things that she should have had no part in. When an opportunity arises for her to get enough money to leave home and start her own life, she jumps at it…even though it means she’ll have to risk her life by robbing Chi and Sin, two up and coming players in the dope game. But when Chi discovers her in the middle of the robbery gone wrong, her entire life changes.

Chi, the wild child…the craziest of the Savage twins, is a strong believer of the motto ‘live fast, die young’. His flashy style gave him the name Chicago, but his savage personality won over Juicy’s heart. But although Chi knows that Juicy is a woman like none other he’s met, he can’t let go of his past ways. Chance, Chi’s ex, is one part of his past that he can’t be without but he also can’t stop the fast living, party lifestyle that he loves more than life itself. Will his unwillingness to calm down cost him more than he really wants to give?

Sin is the quiet, more reserved twin. The oldest of the two, Sin has no problem playing the background and letting Chi do his thing. But Sin has a real issue when it comes to Chi’s treatment of Juicy. With Chi jumping in and out of Juicy’s life, it often leaves Sin as the one that she turns to when she needs someone she can trust. But when their relationship makes a turn into a direction that neither one of them suspected, no one is prepared for the outcome. What will happen when Juicy is forced to choose?

Diamonds and Pearl Kindle Edition

DJ Gatsby Book Club “Books Of The Month” Sept 2016


With the summer coming to an end it’s time for DJ Gatsby Book Club members to get serious about reading and supporting some of our favorite authors. Our September “Book Of The Month” selections are some of the best books we have recommended this year. All are Amazon bestsellers and reflect the diversity in our reading and how our members tastes have change.  Our 4 books include A Sinful Calling ( A Reverend Curtis Black Novel) by Kimberla Lawson Roby, The Carter Boys 3 by Desiree, The Hidden Wife by B.M. Hardin, Between Black & White (Book 2) by Robert Bailey. As always we encourage all of our members to Buy, Read & review our selections.

bm-hardinThe Hidden Wife Kindle Edition

“Something Borrowed. Something Blue. He Chose Me. But WE Chose You.”

Tiffany, “Strawberry” Parks has it all. The perfect house. The perfect career. The only thing that she is missing is the perfect husband. She failed at love her first time around, but she vowed that her next marriage would be her last.
But who said that she would even have a choice in the matter?

Love finally comes her way, and Strawberry is in love like never before. But something isn’t right. It seems as though the closer and closer she gets to happily-ever after, the more someone seems to be trying to get her attention.
Does someone know her secret?

Strawberry learns the hard way that sometimes love is patient. And sometimes love decides to be kind. But sometimes love is just plain ole’ stupid and other times it’s blind.
But the love that Strawberry feels is real; but can her new husband say the same? Or is there already someone that he loves more….that also has his last name?

Just because it can’t be seen, doesn’t mean it can’t be heard. Have you ever seen what happens, when you fail to keep your word?
To love and honor or to deceive and betray?
When vows and promises are broken, there is always a deadly price to pay.

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black-whiteBetween Black and White (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers Book 2) Kindle Edition

In 1966 in Pulaski, Tennessee, Bocephus Haynes watched in horror as his father was brutally murdered by ten local members of the Ku Klux Klan. As an African American lawyer practicing in the birthplace of the Klan years later, Bo has spent his life pursuing justice in his father’s name. But when Andy Walton, the man believed to have led the lynch mob forty-five years earlier, ends up murdered in the same spot as Bo’s father, Bo becomes the prime suspect.

Retired law professor Tom McMurtrie, Bo’s former teacher and friend, is a year removed from returning to the courtroom. Now McMurtrie and his headstrong partner, Rick Drake, must defend Bo on charges of capital murder while hunting for Andy Walton’s true killer. In a courtroom clash that will put their reputations and lives at stake, can McMurtrie and Drake release Bo from a lifetime of despair? Or will justice remain hidden somewhere between black and white?

kimberlaA Sinful Calling (A Reverend Curtis Black Novel) Kindle Edition

Dillon hadn’t been called by anyone. He’d called himself and he wasn’t ashamed of it. But no good can come from . . .


Two years ago, to everyone’s surprise, Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a minister, and then founded a church right in the center of his living room. Today he’s pastor of a 1,000-plus-member congregation, and new members are joining weekly. Sadly, behind closed doors, Dillon is far from being a saint. Dillon has become more like the man his father was thirty years ago-consumed with money, power, and lots of women. His family may have let bygones be bygones, but they continue to keep their distance.

Not Alicia, though. This daughter of Curtis Black joins Dillon’s congregation, leaving her father’s church behind. The family has forgiven Alicia for marrying Levi Cunningham, the former drug dealer she had an affair with, but once Alicia realizes they will never fully accept Levi, she decides to see her family less and less. She and Levi are truly happy, however, guilt from her betrayal of Phillip and its aftermath casts a shadow over their wedded bliss.
But when Raven decides she wants a higher position in the church and Alicia hides a devastating secret, the entire family is affected in ways they don’t see coming. In the end, no one will be able to trust anyone . . . and for very good reason.

desireeThe Carter Boys 3 Kindle Edition

The Carter Boys, Olivia, and the women and men who love and hate them are all back in the third installment of this wild and crazy, yet oh so addictive series.

Shiloh, Anthony, Jaheim, Talin, Elijah and Trent have so many things outside of the family going on in their lives, that they have little to no time to keep a watchful eye on the princess of the Carter family…baby sister…Olivia. All of that changes when the secret life she’s been hiding for some time now comes to the forefront, causing a couple of her siblings to feel some type of way. Whether they’re for her or against her, the Carter men try to deal with what Olivia has going on, all while trying to handle the things that they deem are important to them.

Surprise proposals, unexpected pregnancies, sexual tension, more lies, some truths, meeting the in laws, and a big family dinner that starts and ends with so much chaos that a few brothers literally comes to blows are just a few of the things jumping off with this crazy cast of characters. Let the creative mind and wonderful writing skills of Desiree take you on another trip to Atlanta where the Carter family and all of their drama is sure to keep you thoroughly entertained.


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DJGBC Author Spotlight: Hope McGill “The Novelist”

About Hope McGill

10401551_10153892013927783_4714867338226935425_nHope McGill grew up in New York City’s famed neighborhood of Harlem. She began writing at the age of sixteen, but her love of literature began as a child. Reading has always been a means of escape for her. Curling up with a good book helped her to explore the world and meet fascinating people. As she grew older, her appetite for reading grew immensely and the books became more diverse. She began to read books such as, J. California Cooper’s, Life Is Short But Wide, Treasure E Blue’s, Harlem Girl Lost, Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild, as well as the classic, Manchild In The Promised Land by Claude Brown.
The excitement and joy of reading these various authors inspired her to begin writing. Her stories feature real people with real lives, real problems, and extraordinary passion. She wants her work to offer comfort in times when things don’t appear as if they are working out. Her passion for people, music, art, and life, fuel her writing. In the future, she would like to share her personal experiences with young women, by mentoring them or working with community-based programs.

hope-business-cardsQ & A with Hope The Novelist

  • What inspired you to write? I started writing short stories because I wanted to see regular characters in true to life sizes with flaws.
  • Why are you on the cover of your book? My graphic artist had a hard time finding a plus size model in photo stock. Photo stock is a collection of photos used for graphic designers. I couldn’t afford to pay for a model so I used myself.
  • Why did you use song’s as chapter titles? I am lover of good music. Music makes me feel good. It sets the mood and lays down the foundation for a good story.
  • How do you develop the characters? I like to people watch. Some of my characters have come from strangers on the street, others from past experiences.
  • What kinds of books did you love to read as a child? Okay, so this is going to sound really weird but I like my stuff juxtaposed. I would start off reading V. C Andrews and Judy Blume and then pick up a Donald Goines or Iceberg Slim novel. I had to read them in that order too…from one extreme to the next. When I listen to music it’s in the same fashion. I might start of with Sade and then flip it to MOP. My mind just sort of functions best that way.
  • Will there be a Peals Part II? Absolutely! Stay tuned.

*Visit WWW.HOPEMCGILL.COM where you will be able to purchase “Pearls” by Hope McGill and all of Hope The Novelist’s publications. Make sure to come by often for updates.



DJGBC “Book Of The Month” Aug 2016: What If, A Walk Through Time by James Horton

What If, A Walk Through Time

by James Horton


Throughout U.S. American History racism has played a key role in society. Often when we as a nation discuss slavery; it is from one point of view. The view is either as a black person telling their story of slavery from their thoughts as a Slave or as a white person doing the same as a Master. What I would like for everyone to do, is look at slavery as if the white man is the Slave and the black man is the Master.

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DJGBC “Book Of The Month” for Aug 2016 “Pearls” by Author Hope McGill

DJ Gatsby Book Club as always sets the tone for today’s avid readers. We bring you an eclectic collection of books that entertain as well as educate. With so many book clubs online it can be hard to decide which ones to support and follow. This month we make it easy for you by featuring some of the most popular new authors on the scene today. So as you check out this months selections please remember to #Buy #Read &  #Review

Jeff “DJ Gatsby” Wilson:  Founder of DJ Gatsby Book Club



Victor Scott is a successful sexy bachelor from Harlem.  Particular about who he welcomes into his world he keeps most at bay.  A relaxing night and an open window lead to an unexpected interest in his seductive, voluptuous neighbor.

Allured by her confidence and delightful proportions Pearl is everything that Victor desires.

Does he settle forever being a voyeur?  Or does the voyeur become the one who is being watched?

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She emerged from her kitchen, crossing in front of the windows, with a goblet of wine in hand. Victor cracked his neck, anxious for her next move. Secretly, he had been watching her for months now. Stumbling in late after a long night of partying, he was on his way to the kitchen, when he caught a glimpse of her in her living room completely naked, painting. Her free-spirited nudity captivated him. “She” was his Pearl, the nickname he had given her. The pearl necklace she wore faithfully, always hung loosely from her neck. A voluptuous, caramel beauty, she had the air of a regal African goddess. Mango-sized breasts hung naturally to her plump, round stomach. The deep arch in her back made her ass stand out as a prized stallion’s would. Victor loved to watch her ass jiggle loosely, as she casually walked around her apartment in the buff. He wanted to rub his hands across the stretch marks on each side of her hips. It was more than just the visual of her rust-colored, large areolas, or the plump vagina in between her legs. The passion and intensity displayed on her face, while she would sit in front of the easel and paint turned him on. Completely smitten by her, she was everything that he wanted in a woman and then some.

DJGBC “Book Of The Month” July 2016 “One Last Deadly Play” by Flo Anthony “

paperbackstack_550x498 (64)Almost two years had passed since the discovery of retired baseball player Royale Jones’ real identity: Rolondo Jemison. Valerie Rollins, famous Gossip Columnist, never revealed her intimate past with the true Wildcat player. While she and her crime-solving partner Rome Nyland were behind the uncovering of this imposter, one infamous question lingered on: what happened to the real Royale? As if the heavens themselves intervened, a peculiar stranger who has been living in isolation, tucked away in the Bahamas, suddenly awakens from his amnesia.

Five years of memorylessness evaporates upon seeing a photo of Rolondo and Valerie’s name in a newspaper article. Valerie returns to the Big Apple, with intentions of aiding her fiance, Victor Dumas. Upon discovering the murder of her staff, her home invaded and Rome’s fiancee missing, the worst has yet to come. Her fiance’s son, Vance, discovers his wife has left him, only to secretly join forces against the Dumas family with Rolondo and Victor’s worst enemy: Sincere. In a plot to kidnap Vance’s daughter in ransom for billions and kill Victor and Valerie, the dastardly trio is also after a trunk stored in an obscure, Underground Railroad location.

Follow these eclectic lives as they navigate the streets of NYC and the glittering Hamptons, all the while making new love connections and rekindling old, dodging bullets and death, but more importantly, Valerie and Rome are once again trying to keep the bad guys from making One Last Deadly Play.