Author / Poet LaDonna Marie on the February 2018 cover of Book Lovers Magazine

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LaDonna Marie is an International Multi -Award winning Bestselling Author, Writer, Poet, and Motivational Speaker. She published her first poem in anthology: Whispers with The League of American Poets in 2007. In 2010 she self published her first book Expressions of the Mind, Body & Soul. She received a Certificate of Congratulation from Congressman Bennie Thompson 2nd district of MS. She was inducted Who’s Who in Black Mississippi in 2012. She featured in the International Sibella Poetry Magazine for the entire year of 2014, and also she is apart of the Anthology: The Gospel According to Poetry. Until Tomorrow Comes was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2014 Paris Book Festival and a 2014 DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary Award Winner in Poetry. She was also a Finalist in 2015 Diva Author / Writer for Divas of Colour International Award. She was a 2015 Finalist for National Indie Excellence Awards, received Honorable Mention in New York Book Festival, Red city book awards Finalist and Bronze Medal Readers’ Favorite Winner. She also placed in 2015 and 2016 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention. She is a two time Indie Author Legacy Award Finalist for Poet of the Year.

Larry the Alligator: Makes Friends (Vol.1) Paperback & Kindle – Large Print

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We all know that feeling of wanting to be a part of something.

In LARRY THE ALLIGATOR MAKES FRIENDS by author/poet LaDonna Marie we meet an alligator named Larry that wants to be able to enjoy the company of others—but he has to get out of his own way first.
So much to love about this book that I think young readers and even adults will appreciate. First Larry had to get out of his comfort zone and reach out to others. This can be difficult for any age, but his mother was a source of encouragement for him that motivated him to at least try. What happens to Larry can also prove true for us: Not everyone will want our company. And the truth is we shouldn’t want to be around just anyone either just so we won’t be alone. Like Larry we want to find those that we have things in common with and that appreciate our company.

This book shows us that the effort pays off, but we have to be willing to try.

Great message that I think young people will easily understand and adults will see the importance of the reminder.

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LaDonna Marie is a Single Mother, Writer, Motivational Speaker & Published Multi -Award Winning Poetry Author *To purchase book by LaDonna Marie visit her website https://www.ladonnamarie.org/

 

 

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DJ Gatsby Book Club August 2017 Book Of The Month is “Easy Like Sunday Mornin” by Nedra woods

 

After a long summer vacation DJ Gatsby Book Club is back and ready to get your book reading juices flowing again. Our August 2017 Book of The Month is by Nedra Woods a young lady from my hometown of Spring valley, NY. I heard a lot about Nedra and her upcoming book so i was excited about featuring her in our blog and look forward to reviewing her long awaited new book “Easy Like Sunday Mornin”.

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About the Author

Nedra Woods is a native of Spring Valley, New York. She started writing screenplays for television and movies, before trying her hand at novels. After moving to Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked as a bartender in a strip club, her desire to tell the stories of gritty street life was born. Highly observant of New York, Atlanta and Miami’s subculture, her first novel, “Easy Like Sunday Mornin”, is sure to hit home with the familiar and fulfill the ever growing curiosity of the inquisitive.

 

 

 

 

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Easy Like Sunday Mornin by Nedra Woods tells a story of Heaven Weatherly who was born and raised in New York in a single family home by her father Jackson, who thinks life is all good until she falls deep in love while still in high school with the star basketball player Damon Waters. After a world-wind courtship romance soon turns to tragedy, forcing Heaven down a bumpy road of mishaps, broken promises and betrayal. Fed up from always falling victim, she decides to take charge and do what she has to do to survive. Out of money and out of time, Heaven opens Pandora’s Box, venturing into a subculture of Atlanta and Miami’s nightlife that most people dare to enter. She soon finds herself in an underworld filled with sex, hate, and degradation, when a mysterious man swoops in and changes her life. Traveling and enjoying living she puts all of the bad things that’s happened behind her and decides to just enjoy life. As fate would have it, just when she thinks she’s climbed out of the hole of horror; murder and mayhem looms around the corner.

As always DJ Gatsby Book Clubs encourages all of its members to Buy, Read & Review all of our “Book Of The Month” Selections.  

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“Easy Like Sunday Mornin” by Nedra Woods available on Amazon @ http://amzn.to/2vGIjwE and 

 

 

WB Media Group to team up with Alpha Films to produce The DJ Gatsby Show

Celebrated Public Access TV Producer & TV Talk Show host Jeff Gatsby Wilson of The WB Media Group has tentatively agreed to work with D Bo Chef  of Alpha Films to film his critically acclaimed Public Access TV Show “The Talk Show with DJ Gatsby” in South Florida. 1511823_10201245825648307_252606442_o

The details of the shows have not been made public but the show will now be called “The DJ Gatsby Show” and will be shot mainly outdoors in sunny South Florida with a feel much like the “Super Soul Sunday” TV Show that Oprah Winfrey does.

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D Bo Chef of Alpha Films is originally from New York and is now based in South Florida. He has made a name for himself as a respected Photographer as well as Videographer shooting Music Videos for Rap Artist and others in the Miami, Dade & Broward County Florida area.13041349_863276500451152_2813743555873694119_o

*Follow D Bo Chef, Alpha Films, Jeff Gatsby Wilson & The WB Media Group on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.  #AlphaFilms #TeamGatsby

The Good & The Bad 2 by George Cash Release Date *March 27, 2017

 

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DJ Gatsby & WBMG Publishing Presents announces the Official Release Date of the Highly Anticipated Follow up to the Best Selling Autobiography “The Good & The Bad” by Author George Naim Cash (Tuesday March 27, 2017)

Now a seasoned Author Mr Cash is releasing “The Good & The Bad 2” his 3rd book in his short career. George Cash has also set to prove that he is a serious “Fiction Writer” having released  “The Prison Life” based on the 2 short stories he penned  “The Sounds Of Sing Sing”  & “The Yard” in 2016.

*All books by Mr. Cash are published by DJ Gatsby & WBMG Publishing Presents and are  available on Kindle & In Paperback at Amazon.Com

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.

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  • 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” 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

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SYNOPSIS-

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.