DJGBC Book Review: SILK by Athena Dent

Format: Paperback
silk“Silk” by Author / Editor / Screenwriter Athena Dent is a touching and lighthearted story about a group of young ladies who are sisters and friends. Its a short story that touches on relationships with men and some of the emotions that women go thru in dealing with them.She does a great job keeping it interesting and funny while showing us all the one thing that helps them remain friends.

*Get familiar with this fantastic Author Athena Dent from Yonkers NY

WB Media Spotlight: Author Trinity DeKane

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Author Trinity DeKane began writing at a young age. Born and raised in Burlington, North Carolina Trinity had experienced alot of different experiences both good and bad which led her to writing.

From Poetry to Urban Fiction, no genre has gone untouched by this author. THOT’s Ambition$ is the first novel publicly released by Trinity and it won’t be the last. Trinity DeKane has other novels written but will be released later on in the future.

Trinity DeKane believes that with the support of her family and friends nothing will stop her from becoming a great author.

 

 

 

T.H.O.T.S AMBITION$ Kindle Edition

trinityJeryca Mebane and her girls were the typical hood chicks-always on the prowl for a come up and dead set on making it out the hood. Jeryca thinks she has the perfect mark to finance her escape in Thad Royster-a certified playboy and drug dealer with plenty of stacks to blow, but what will happen when Thad sees right through her fake persona and phony emotions?
Farrah is the one chick in the crew that lucked up on a guaranteed payday, thanks to becoming Larry’s baby mama, but when Larry flips the script on her, she’s completely thrown off her game. Will her treachery leave her with a debt that requires a larger blood payment than she can afford?
Stephanie stands out from the rest of her clique, but her brains and loyalty to Chris give her the inside track on Thad’s hustle. When Thad’s crew makes a dirty play, she’s forced to choose between riding for her man and her loyalty to her girls-which side of the come up will she stand on when the dust settles?
Dana is the only chick in the clique that intends to get her money the legit way. With a budding career in law, she decides to change her circle and shed the “hood chick” label, but when old ties pull on her heartstrings, she’s quickly pulled back into the mix. Will she be able to mix the “old and new” to make one final play and fulfill their T.H.O.T.S AMBITION$?

 

T.H.O.T.S AMBITION$ 2 Kindle Edition

5122SeDic-L._SX325_BO1,204,203,200_Jeryca Mebane and her crew are at it again, but this time, they are playing for keeps.
Dana has taken the role as the leader of their robbing crew and is determined to find out just who is loyal and who isn’t. Is she ready to face the harsh truth?
Stephanie is ready to move forward with her life and her new love, but will her need for one more lick pull her all the way in?
Farrah is fighting a war to keep her son, and she has decided that she will do whatever it takes to keep him. Has she taken on more than she can handle?
Jeryca is fueled with anger, and she is out to settle the score with everyone who has crossed her and her first target, Thad!
Thad and his crew are searching for the niggas responsible for the murderous and thieving acts that occurred at his trap house, but will they find that leaving well enough alone was better?

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Gathering Lilies Paperback – 

There is a killer on the prowl in a small town in North Carolina and he is determined to find his Perfect Lily. As his reign of terror continues his detailed book of logged events/murders disappear and he becomes desperate to find it. He races to find his manuscript and clean up all trails that could point him out as a murderer. In the process of cleaning up his mess he is blindsided by a beauty that he immediately decides that he has to add to his collection. Will he remove all the evidence that could point to him or will his quest to collect the Perfect Lily become his final chapter?

 

DJ Gatsby Book Club “Authors Spotlight” Bestselling Author Tumika Patrice Cain

12004799_10207481586216011_3489962330723428667_nDJ Gatsby Book Club wants to “Spotlight” their first Author of 2016. Her name is Tumika Patrice Cain and we hope you will love her books as we do. As always we request all of our members to support African American Literature. #Buy #Read #Review

Tumika Patrice Cain is an award winning author, radio show host, blogger, poet, motivator, founder of the Say What?? Book Club, and columnist/book reviewer for PEN’Ashe Magazine. Her works center around the complexities of the human experience and in uplifting the spirit. An assignment for a second grade class sparked her interest in writing that would quickly become her raison d’etre.

As an educator, she wholeheartedly believes that each one should reach one; each one should teach one. When she is not writing, she may be found teaching writer’s workshops, blogging, volunteering, and otherwise beautifying the world around her.

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She is the author of the award winning novels, When A Man Loves A Woman; Season of Change; After the Rain…a Poetry Collective; and The Heart of a Woman: Poetry, Short Stories & Tekaisms. Her works have been published in a number of anthologies, magazines and periodicals.

12472243_10208110577420398_5971254243673047296_nYou may follow her on Facebook: Tumika Patrice Cain and on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest & Goodreads: @TumikaPatrice. http://www.TumikaPatrice.com

DJ Gatsby Book Club Books Of The Month for Jan. 2016

Hello and Happy New Year everyone. I pray that last year was as good as you wanted it to be, and that 2016 will be even better. Our Book Of The Month for Jan 2016 introduces us to some new authors as well as some familiar ones. This year we want to start off our year bringing you more of a variety in our Book Of The Month selections.

Romance Novels as well as Christian Fiction and Faith Based books became much more popular last year and in 2016 we expect that to be the same. While our Urban Fiction books kept us reading,  the emergence of the Urban Romance Novel has been turning heads and peaking the interest of a lot of our members.

The fact is more people are writing and reading books now more than ever and that is something we as lovers of Arican American Literature can all appreciate.

These our selections for Books Of The Month for January 2016.

Have A Fantastic Year Everyone,

Jeff Gatsby Wilson

Best Friends Forever

51nHNR8orzL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Things are falling apart in the Richardson household. Angry arguments between Celine and her husband, Keith, have become routine. She resents that he’s working long hours and staying out all night, and he accuses her of not giving him the attention he deserves. Their marriage is at a cross-roads and Celine worries how her 10-year-old daughter, Kassie, will be affected.

But the situation turns devastating when Celine is diagnosed with breast cancer. As her relationship with Keith deteriorates, Celine worries that she’ll be left to navigate the difficult process of cancer treatment alone. But comfort and support come in the form of Celine’s best friend, Lauren. They’ve been attached at the hip since they were children and it is Lauren who’s there for Celine in her darkest moments.

 

When a Man Loves a Woman: A Season of Change

 

We hope you choose to support the authors that we have selected for our Jan 2016 Book Of The Month. Remember everyone #Buy #Read #Review and keep reading !!

 

 

#5. Walter Mosley

#5. Walter Mosley

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Walter Mosley is one of America’s most celebrated and beloved writers. His books have won numerous awards and have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Mosley is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series of mysteries, including national bestsellers Cinnamon Kiss, Little Scarlet, and Bad Boy Brawly Brown; the Fearless Jones series, including Fearless Jones, Fear Itself, and Fear of the Dark; the novels Blue Light and RL’s Dream; and two collections of stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, for which he received the Anisfield-Wolf Award, and Walkin’ the Dog. He lives in New York City.

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