Friday, January 28, 2011

Heat Up February With 2Great Reads For Under A Dollar! Diary of A... & The Perfect Stranger #HotHeavyFebPromo

Hot & Heavy February Promotion is geared to spotlight two very special books for readers on The Sylvia Hubbard Literary Blogspot. 

You're gonna love these books and as you celebrate the month of love, rev up your reading with two books you will most definitely feel the heat!

Diary of A. . .

Ebook By Sylvia Hubbard
$1.00 Rating: Not yet rated.
Published: Mar. 07, 2009
Category: Fiction » Literature » Erotica
Words: 66858 (approximate)
Language: English

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Ebook Description

Sheryl Banks decided to start this diary of ...(well she doesn't know yet, LOL) Join her on her journey to find what every woman wants: a man. A good man! Her life isn't that exciting, but she think it's sure to keep you on your toes (smiling wickedly).


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The Perfect Stranger: Red Light Special (Short Story #1)

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Jaden and Davis Andrews are unhappily married. The sensual fire that they once shared has been extinguished after three mundane years of marriage.Just when Jaden thinks that all hope for passion is gone, her best friend Shara introduces her to a new lifestyle that reignites the fire and sexual desire within her. Will the events of one wild night break their union apart or bring them closer?

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fw: [New post] New Reviews For Diary of A... (An Inner Woman's Temptress) #hotheavyfebpromo

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New Reviews For Diary of A... (An Inner Woman's Temptress)

Readers are always shocked when they read this book.

Most don't expect what will come and others are just completely floored from one page to another.

I found two recent Amazon reviews on the site and thought I'd showcase them over here to entice my readers to go check it out if you haven't read it and to give you an opportunity to post your own.

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Playing The Hand Your Dealt

Playing the Hand You’re Dealt
Trice Hickman

Samantha and Emily have been friends from the day they met at Spellman.

Samantha has always had a very privileged life, on the right side of town with two “perfect” parents. She lives her life fearlessly and bold

Emily is focused and has moral values and is a loyal friend.

From the day these two met, they were bonded for life, close as sisters could ever be
But there is a third party in this bond…
Samantha’s father, Ed, a decent, conscientious and honorable man.

Ed has been in love with Emily from the moment he laid eyes on her 12 years ago. The man he is would not act or even acknowledge the forbidden fruit.

Emily is in love with a man nearly twice her age, Samantha’s father.

Brenda, Ed’s status climbing, drama queen and bourgeois wife; is so focused on herself and being the socialite, has a thing on the side that knows her better than she knows.

Gerti the wise and knowing housekeeper knows everyone’s secrets and lies, of 25 years.

What has slowly simmered for 12 years is about to come to a boil but who will get burned?

This sexy and well told story by author Trice Hickman is a 5 star sexy read. I loved how Trice told the story from several angles, my side your side, and the other side. All of the characters and the story lines were believable and well thought out. The dilemmas were absolutely delicious that left you very satisfied with the not so tall tale.
Debra Owsley

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Workshop Added to Calendar: Blogging for Authors & Businesses

New Workshop Added to Calendar: Blogging for Authors & Businesses

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    Time Tuesday, February 8 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm Location Atrium CafĂ© 17177 Laurel Park Drive N. Livonia, MI Created By Mark Maupin More Info Workshop Title: Blogging for Authors & Businesses: How To Make Money and Bring Traffic Into Your Website. Participants will learn: * How to Start A Blog ...* Why to [.READ MORE..]

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Monday, January 24, 2011


Published Poetess, Singer, Professional,Renaissance Woman,Savannah State Tiger,Senior Magazine Writer,Optimist,& lover of all things artistic.
 Phyllis Jackson is a graduate of Savannah State University (Savannah, GA) with a BBA in Marketing and a MBA in Public Administration. Phyllis, also known as "The Elitess," has had a passion for word imagery since 1994. It was that same year in which she wrote her first, award-winning poem. Since then, Phyllis has been writing poetry that mainly focuses on the intimacy of the heart, mind, body and spirit. The Elitess' poems are also based on the life experiences of both men and women. Ms. Jackson's writings are powerfully vivid on the subjects of self-discovery, love, heartache and growth. In 2007, Ms. Jackson debut book, “Soul Searching Confessions" was published. Her debut book focuses on the nostalgia of our firsts (loves, heartaches, fantasies, self discovery & realization, etc). The Elitess' hope is that her art reaches the hearts and souls of all who read as well as support her passion. Poems like "Realization," "Transition," and “22 to 1," portray an artistic ideal behind the experiences of many of our lives. In 2010, the second book, Reflection Of A Journey was published.

This artist has, also, had the honor of serving as a State Executives for the NAACP Youth & College Division for 5 years, a National Executive Board Member for Non-Greek ,Collegiate, Sisterhood Organization ( Sisters Striving For Excellence Inc.), a Co-Founder for a Pre-Alumni Association & a Collegiate Modeling Troupe. The Elitess has shown to be a true renaissance woman, with a love for people, art & the great gift of life.

 How long have you been writing? I have been writing since 1994. My introduction to the artistry of poetry was given at the age of 10.

·        What prompted you to write Reflections of A Journey? I felt compelled to share my life’s story with others. I believe that other people are going through the same things & should know that they are not alone. I, also, needed to display my roots & growth process in my writing, after publishing my debut book “Soul Searching Confessions”.·        Your alias is “The Elitess” , why was this name chosen to exemplify who you are as a writer ?  Well, people often confuse my name “Elitess” with the term ‘ Elitist”. My name simply means, above average. I do not see myself as being better than anyone, but I do believe that I set myself to a higher standard of life. I make it my business to live, exemplify & deliver greatness in everything that I do. For these reasons, I have been christened as “The Elitess”, but maintain a great deal of humility towards my people.

·        What are some of your other projects? I have had the opportunity to be featured as an Ultra Model Role Model, which has allowed me to reach out to a new market within communities around the world. I am, also, writing monthly poems for One Entertainment Magazine. While embracing all of these great opportunities, I am working to complete my Master’s degree program & working on my third book. “As I Am: Poetic Memoires of the Soul” should be complete by the spring of 2011.

·        What are some of the experiences you have gone through as a young black writer? As a young African American Writer, I have experienced the challenges of self publishing ( self, promotion,editing,managing,etc) I have ,also, experienced the reluctance of acceptance by people who have not initially open to change.
·        What words or suggestions would you provide to inspiring writers? I would suggest that inspiring writers learn the business behind publishing, management, etc. I would also suggest that people should go for what they desire & hope for. Never let anyone stunt your growth or kill your dreams. Only you have the power to stop your progress.

·        What are your literary endeavors? As an author, it is my goal to become a household name. I want to share my experiences & allow them to serve as inspiration to those who are going through similar situations.

Web-links for Face-Book. MySpace, Twitter, Author Site, Blogs, and Networks

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Excerpt of your book

Every Woman's Dream Man
I can, only, describe you as every woman's dream man.
You seem to hold every woman's peaked interest in your hand.
With the tone of your voice & with the sensuality in your
Speech, you, effortlessly, knock even the most jaded
Woman off her feet & makes the strongest of women weak.
You are every woman's dream man.
The wisdom you provide & the respect you, silently, demand
Arouses the imaginations of an woman that comes through
You’re passing. At first meetings, all females hope
That you’re enticing face & strong embrace w/ them
Will be everlasting because.....
You are every woman's dream man,
Every lady's midnight fantasy, epitome of perfection
Every female's answered prayer & every girl's
List of wants & needs brought to life. Anyone
Woman would be blessed to be titled as your wife;
That is every woman's dream & in spite of your
Humility, I know that you know that all that you request
Is at your beck & call...
After all you are every woman's dream man.

 Reflections of A Journey

GIVEAWAY: Learn How to Create, Publish, and Sell ebooks on the Internet 3/10 6pm via

GIVEAWAY: Learn How to Create, Publish, and Sell ebooks on the Internet 3/10 6pm

e-Books ARE The Wave of The Future! Are You Ready For the Digital Revolution?

Back in November, I wrote an event review about the Essence of Motown Literary Conference that was organized by local Detroit author Sylvia Hubbard. Sylvia is a mom, a blogger, an author of 14 books, an editor, a self publisher, the founder of the Michigan Writers Network, and the owner of a literary radio network. During the Essence of Motown Literary Conference, Sylvia gave an overview on what goes into publishing eBooks.

eBooks have really taken off over the pass few years with sales now matching those of traditional paper books. Sylvia has worked tirelessly in the Michigan Literary Community to educate and connect writers and readers for almost over 10 years. She's produced over 10 e-books with more to come in the upcoming year. If you are an author or want to be one, it is imperative that you learn about eBook publishing so that you don't miss out on those lucrative sales.

Sylvia is teaching a workshop called "How to Create, Publish, & Sell eBooks on the Internet". This class is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 10th from 6-9pm at TechTown at Wayne State University. The class is only $40 and according to Sylvia participates will learn how to "Master the possibilities of making disposable income without leaving your home!"


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Book of the Month: Called Out By Dara Nichole from AAMBC National

Book of the Month

Dara Nichole Walker is an author, speaker, inspirational blogger, and advocate of the Word of God. Her published works include She Is, But He Ain’t, and her recently released novel, entitled  “Called Out”. Mrs. Walker loves to work with youth, and understands what they need from young adults such as herself; support, understanding, wisdom, and love.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Dara Nichole has worked with hundreds of teenagers, assisting them in building skills, and developing programs and activities to build their self-esteem, and facilitate group discussions.
Mrs. Walker has worked with organizations such as The King-Chavez-Parks Program, the Summer Incentive Program out of Eastern Michigan University, and  Urban Butterfly Ministries, and has been on many radio shows such as “Politics and Life” On 107.5 FM, “Strictly Gospel” On 89.3 fm, “Sports and Faith” on AM 1500, and other blog talk shows. Her mission is to reach as many young women as possible to help them understand their worth, and develop a healthy self image.
“Once we convey to young women who they are and their true value, they will start to understand their worth, and really start to walk in the things God has for them.”
Mrs. Walker advocates the word of God, and believes that it can change any situation:
“With the Word of God as your aid, you can move mountains, and assist people in changing their lives forever.”
 Called OutCalled OutCalled OutCalled Out
Akiva Niran is finally entering her senior year of high school. These three years have been tough at Community Tech High School, but she made it. However, her last year in school comes with many more challenges;  between her brother coming of age and getting more attention from girls, to her cousin dealing with her relationship with a boyfriend that is way too old for her, Akiva is giving a lot of her prayer time, wisdom and herself to her family.
On top of family drama, Akiva’s dreams of dating the smartest, hottest, and most gracious guy in school (James) are threatened by a beautiful, popular cheerleader, Shawny, who will go to any lengths to make James her man.  As Akiva learns of James’ secret crush on her and rumors start to spread about their “soon to be” relationship, Akiva meets another boy, Alex, whose looks could knock her off her feet.  Does she choose the guy she believes she is meant to be with and deal with fighting off his “personal fan club”, or does she tempt fate, and take the unfamiliar route that leads to Alex?
Interview with Dara
1.)    Describe yourself for our visitors.- I’m a down to earth City girl from Detroit, who loves to laugh, buy jewelry, read, and play with my puppy. I love writing for pre-teens, and teen girls, and I know that is my calling! 

2.)    Who are your favorite authors? Favorite books? Michelle Andrea Bowen, Stephanie Perry Moore, Kim Brooks, Favorite books; Church Folk, He’s fine, but is he saved, and so many others I can’t pinpoint just one! I love reading.

3.)    What do you love about writing? I love the freedom of being able to create my own world, and deciding what is going to happen next. I love thinking about my past experiences and being able to add drama to them and put it in a book. I love the whole creative process.

4.)    Why did you decide to write for pre-teens and teens? I believe there are so many good books out here for pre-teens and teens, however sometimes they try to pick up books that are too old for them. When I was a teenager I didn’t see myself or my lifestyle in a lot of the books I read.  I wanted parents as well as teens to have something they could read, with girls and young women who are examples for them. Being a Christian isn’t easy, but it makes it easier when you have examples to follow.

5.)    How long have you been writing? Since I was a child. I used to write scripts for my parents and act out the stories for them! I would be all the characters. I always (Even to this day) like to watch television shows for the plot process, just to see how it turns out.  Even how characters are written in and out of stories.

6.)    What are you working on now? I am currently working on two projects; a Non fiction book about self image. I believe most women have a skewed self image, and just really helping them to understand that they are beautifully and wonderfully made, no matter what a man has to say, and my second book, entitled “In his shadow” about a girl who has a twin brother and how she fights for attention. I’m excited for both projects!

7.)    Where can we catch you on the internet? You can always check out my blog and my website You can also follow me on twitter at

Excerpt of the book

I laughed, and before I knew it, we were kissing. Our lips touched and I felt it all on the inside.
“Girl, your lips are so smooth,”he whispered as he kissed my ear. I put my hand on his face and rubbed his smooth skin. He began to kiss my neck and I sat up in his lap for more comfort.
Just as it was about to get too heavy, Rob yelled up the stairs. “Dawg, Alex, man, come here for a second!” Alex told me to ignore it. Two minutes later Rob was banging on the door. “Dawg, open up foreal man!”
Alex walked to the door and opened  it. “Wassup?”
“Dawg, let me talk to you out here in the hallway.” Five minutes later he came back in and told me to stay there until he got back. I really wanted to know what was going on; I was kind of scared. I started thinking about ways I could get home without getting in trouble and people I could call if something went down. For some strange reason, the only person I thought of was Kristen. Aunty Deborah was the only parent I knew who would let her child out of the house this late, cause I knew my mom and dad weren’t havin’ any of this. I knew this was a bad idea.
Alex came back in and told me that Rob thought his mom was home, so he was telling all the girls to leave and trying to clean up the place.
“So you about to take me home?” I inquired.
“Naw, we have to wait, ’cause Rob’s girl is still here and you, so we just gon’ wait.”
I didn’t understand the logic, but I had no choice. This is what I get. Rob came back up the stairs and told Alex to come back in the hallway. I turned on the TV and decided to watch tv. He came back in and sat down like nothing happened.
“So, what’s going on?”
“It’s not his mom.” Suddenly Rob guided his girlfriend into the room and grabbed Alex to come downstairs. I really didn’t understand what was going on out there. Rob’s girlfriend walked by me and said hi, and then flopped in the chair. She acted like this happened all the time.
“Excuse me, uh, do you know what’s going on?” I asked politely.
“Yeah, Alex’s ex-girlfriend is here and she is crazy, so he wants us to stay up here, ’cause girl, if she sees you, she’s liable to cut you.”  I rolled my eyes in the back of my head and fell back on the couch. Me, of all people. Do I just attract drama or what?
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 Called Out

This week on AAMBC Radio

Holly Spence and Randy Ski Thompson on January 17th at 7pm CST

In Laws From Hell the Play Cast on January 21st a2 7pm CST

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Joey Pinkney's 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Elissa Gabrielle, author of A Whisper to a Scream

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Elissa Gabrielle, author of A Whisper to a Scream Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Elissa Gabrielle, author of A Whisper to a Scream
(Peace In The Storm Publishing, LLC)

A Whisper to a Scream is essentially a love story; acceptance of true love. The book covers themes of racism, interracial relationships, mental health issues and the justice system to name a few.

The colors of love come in several shades for Queen Thomas, and has been prevalent on her canvas of life as she continues to paint by the numbers. Successful beyond measure, but flawed to a degree where bright hues tend to fade a bit, happiness should be much more than an illusion.

Queen is a young African-American defense attorney passionately advocating justice for her brown-skinned clients, despite being subjected by black and blue bruises from her ex-boyfriend. Then there are the shades of gray that matters most when trying to balance the memorable scales of a loving relationship with a father that raised her as a single parent.

Along with that are the dark clouds of uncertainty accentuating the need to suppress the void of missing the touches that only a mother can manifest. Is a successful but committed relationship so hard to fathom where integrity and faithfulness is not compromised? The whispers get louder with promises of primal screams as the colors take on a different tint as the plot thickens.

Enter Quincy Hughes, a handsome doctor easy on the eyes but with an underlying intrigue that allows curiosity to kill much more than the cat. Quincy is on a mission. He relentlessly pursues her despite his mystique and forces Queen to question the taboo concept of accepted love vs. forbidden fruit; and whether there's a future in it for her.

Is she ready to tackle the relevancy of this different persuasion? And what about her ex-lover — will he settle for second best and allow Queen to pursue matters of the heart, albeit with someone else?

Sensual and brimming with sexuality, this heart-wrenching drama is groundbreaking fiction. A Whisper To a Scream is a sexy, moving and riveting tale that will pull you deep into an unforgettable erotic, socially conscious, and emotionally-charged ride.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write A Whisper to a Scream?

Elissa Gabrielle: Inspiration came from a few sources. One was I wanted to write a story that I hadn't read. Another source of inspiration was to write an African-American woman who was strong, flawed, intelligent, beautiful, and above all, inspiring herself as she battled her own issues in life I wanted to expose racism from a different vantage point.

I also wanted to dedicate this book to my best friend Paula and to write a character as strong, and as fearless, as she is. Because I have a very close relationship with my own father, I wanted to highlight a wonderful father/daughter relationship.

Black men in our society, whether real or imagined, tend to get a very bad rap when it comes to the issue of fatherhood and responsibility. I've never encountered that because my own father was the best that ever did it. I also have a husband who is an outstanding father to our children.

JP: What sets A Whisper to a Scream apart from other books in the same genre?

EG: Great question. I believe the book is similar in ways that it is erotic in nature but paints a different picture on the whole boys meets girl scenario.A Whisper to a Scream ends each chapter as a cliffhanger, which forces the reader to yearn for more.

Also, because the book is so multi-layered and tackles so many relevant social issues, I do believe those factors set the book apart. Intertwining poetry scenes into the mix of the novel also assists with setting the book apart.

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to A Whisper to a Scream getting out to the public?

EG: Steadfast determination and a will and drive to succeed. Success means many things to many different people, but for me, as long as one person reads my work, and gets something from that work, then I'm successful.

In the case of A Whisper to a Scream, many women who suffer or are currently suffering from domestic violence have reached out. Because I was able to help at least one person, I'm successful.

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish A Whisper to a Scream?

EG: This book took some time. I'd say over a year to write. My process is to just get started. To simply start writing.

JP: What's next for Elissa Gabrielle?

EG: Next up is Eye of the Beholder. Jerusalem "Jay" Jones has experienced the uglier side of life. As an Iraq war Veteran, he is a hero for bravely putting his life on the line to serve his country. But that unselfish act resulted in him lying in a Veteran's hospital with injuries he sustained from the war.

His present circumstance should be a cakewalk for Jerusalem considering what he has witnessed both as a child and while in the heat of battle. The pleasantries of love, laughter and life have always seemed to elude him.

From his early days as a child growing up abused and terrorized on the tough streets of Newark, to being all that he could be in the military, Jerusalem's life has been anything but pleasant and attractive when viewed from the surface.

Now, vulnerable and reclusive, he must face the world he joined the military to escape, armed with only dark secrets from his past, a bruised and burdened psyche and limits to him physically.

Jill Lopes longs to fix the wounded and broken, but before she can heal the sick, she must first mend her own battle scars of unhappiness and resistance, and find a way to push past the experiences that haunt her.

When fate boldly steps in and introduces itself into Jerusalem's and Jill's lives, they realize that the challenges we meet in life hold the power to open us to a higher, more meaningful existence.

Will they both be able to view the world for what it really is under the clear truth of who they are and what they are capable of becoming together? Does beauty really lie in the eye of the beholder?

Experience the power of love on this redemptive journey where the purpose of the tribulations in one's life, will be empowered to reveal the gifts they bring.

Eye of the Beholder debuts Summer 2011.

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