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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Book Craft for Book Lovers! Bookbinding Tutorial from James Darrow! Plus Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

I found this wonderful "pin" on pinterest about book binding and I just had to share with my readers because it was so amazing!!

He also has a single book tutorial as well! Too awesome for deeply passionate book lovers! I might try one of these over the holidays!

Wish me luck! And have a happy holiday with a blessed new year!

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Black Pearls Magazine - EDC Creations Featured Holiday Books


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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Author, Blogger and Founder of Motown Writers Network & The African American Electronic Literary Network

Author of Romance & Suspense and Internet Marketing for Writers & Business

See all My books in paperbacks, ebooks and more! CLICK HERE
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

AUTHOR SPOTLITE: Janiera Eldridge @lazenbeauty SOUL SISTERS (vol 1) via @SPNHeather

About this author:

I adore writing. I write about anything and everything that started as a little idea in my mind and grew into a big one. Whatever I write you can be assured it is from my heart! Click here to visit her website.

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Soul Sisters (Volume 1)

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Soul Sisters is an urban fantasy novel about African-American twin sisters Ani and Dana who have a rather unique secret: one sister is human while the other is a vampire. While the sisters have lived peacefully with each other for many years one fateful night will change both their lives forever. When a drunken man tries to attack Dana (the human sister) Ani (the vampire sister) protects her sister with all of her ferocious power. 

However, when the vampire’s leader Donovan finds out about the public display he calls for the sisters to be assassinated for disobedience. Ani and Dana now are in for the fight of their lives to protect each other as well as the lives of their dedicated friends who have joined them on their mission for survival. If Dana and Ani can make it through this time of uncertainty, Ani can take her new place as vampire queen. Soul Sisters is expected to be a trilogy; The book also features a multicultural cast of characters that brings a new edge of chic to the vampire world.

1. Hi Janiera, tell us a little bit about yourself and where you are from?
I love to read and support other indie authors like myself.  I've been born and raised in Florida and I love the wonderful weather here! When I'm not writing or reading I'm working as a freelance writer. My favorite subjects to write on are entertainmentbeauty, books and health. I'm always looking for work because I'm always working lol. I'm also a movie buff and I love trying new and exotic foods.

2. What books have you read that has influence your writing?
The Twilight novels are a huge inspiration for me. It got me started reading and writing again so for that I am forever grateful. The vampire genre has been my favorite ever since.  As far as the mystery element to my book Dean Koontz's book are a huge inspiration because they stay shocking. He is one of my favorite writers.

3. What advice will you give inspiring writers?
Believe in YOUR work. Sometimes it might seem like no one believes in your work but if you do, nothing else matters. And if the publishers turn you down remember, there's a little a thing called self-publishing and it is awesome!

4. Tell us more about Soul Sisters. Sibling Twins, Ani and Dana sound very interesting!
Ani and Dana are twin sisters with a unique situation, one is a vampire and one is human. Now they are both immortal but Ani gets all of the cool vampire features.  They also can not survive without each other hence why their lives get so messy in this book. I've had a lot of people ask me how this happened but I won't tell, you'll have to read the book to find out.

5. Where can people purchase this book and find out more about any of your other literary endeavors?
You can purchase Soul Sisters through my website Books & Beauty on Kindle for just $2.99 or paperback for just $10! I also post about upcoming plans with my writing when I'm not supporting other authors.



Dana could not help but let out a slight chuckle. “Your people? And who are your people?”

“I cannot tell you that right now in case you decide that you do not want to go through with this

process. What we have to offer is very secret. We are offering your husband a second chance at life.

We offer you a chance at eternal life. You must give us a piece of yourself, however, to create a soul

sister which will become one of our kind.”

“You will give me eternal life?” Dana asked raising a pointed eyebrow.

“Yes. The process will be virtually painless. You may feel a slight stinging in your blood at first but

then you will not feel much of anything at all. Your soul sister will look exactly like you but will be a

bit…different.” Donovan sat up and straightened out his black fur coat. “Your soul sister will leave you

alone if you wish but, in times of danger she will be right there by your side. There is nothing you can do

about this; she will be there to protect you from any harm that comes your way.”

“Will there be people coming after me when this process is completed?” This part sounded the most

troubling to Dana and she wondered just who-or what-could put her in danger.

“There may be a time much later where who you are might become a problem, but that will not be for

many, many years. You will also have plenty of notice before that happens, trust me. So, do you want to

move forward with this or are you ready to take a chance and face the rest of your life without your soul


Dana felt threatened by his last words. She didn’t know if she could leave at this point even if she

wanted to. The drop in his voice during the last few sentences sounded like more of a threat than an

explanation. Dana had to admit to herself, though, that what he was hinting at was right. She didn’t

want to spend the rest of her life without Bryson. Her mother always told her that a true woman did

what she had to do in order to keep herself and the ones around her safe. This is what she had to do and

she was prepared to do it without more thinking. However, she had one more question she needed to

know the answer to.

“Will my husband receive eternal life with me?” Dana sat up straight trying not to let her fear show

through her body or on her face.

“I cannot give him eternal life; I can only offer that to you and your soul sister. My people are only

responsible for restoring his health and giving him a second chance at life.” Although this really

disappointed Dana she knew that having a second chance at life was better than letting him die so

young. The years she had to face without waking up to him every morning would be painful but, she

would always treasure the extra years they had together.

“All the same, I want to do this and get it over with. Wait! What exactly is your kind? I’ve agreed to do

it. I think I have the right to know now.”

Donovan took a deep swallow and cleared his voice, “My people are famous supposed monsters from

medieval folklore. Once I tell you this you have to go through with the process, you can never turn

back.” Donovan sat down next Dana.

“What are your people? Werewolves?”Dana gave a slight smile.

“No. Vampires,” Donovan said with a perfectly straight face. There was a moment of uncomfortable

silence between the two of them.

“Ok, I’m not really sure what is going on here but, I need you to save my husband’s life. As long as you

are not turning me into a vampire then I’m willing to do this.”

“Your soul sister is the vampire; you will live as a normal human being for all of eternity.”

“Ok, well, what do I have to do?” Dana’s eyes fluttered continually due to nervousness. She was

ashamed at how much of her vulnerability was showing. If he claimed his people were vampires than

what exactly were they capable of?

“Come.” He stood up and extended his long graceful hand to Dana while she sat completely motionless.

For the first time Donovan realized how beautiful Dana was and what a walking powerhouse her soul

sister will be.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

AUTHOR SPOTLITE: Tales of an Original Bad Girl by Mack Mama @mackmama via @aambookclub

Synopsis: Mack Mama has defied all odds and after being counted out by many she rises from the ashes of defeat. She served a total of 13 years in prison and after her last stint, she chose to concentrate on her music and literary talents. Her debut novel happens to be the story of her tumultuous life. “Make no mistake, I wrote my memoir not to glorify my lifestyle, but to save the children that are going down the wrong path. Hopefully they will say “If Mack Mama can change, so can I”

Born addicted to heroin, and taught to shoplift by watching her mother steal to support her habit. Mack Mama was destined for destruction. When her mother died from the AIDS virus, Mack spiraled out of control. She was bitter, and disgruntled, using her mother’s death as an excuse to destroy her life. She became very vicious, and treacherous, as she adapted to the grimey streets of Brooklyn in the 80’s. Drugs, violence, and sex ,was the norm. Mack Mama partakes in it all. As she searches for her sanity, she purges her soul in this shockingly honest memoir. Mack Mama was well known for being a hustler, and lived a lavish lifestyle, but after various bids in prison she realizes that she wasn’t beating the system. She, was getting beat and wasting her life behind bars.

She suffered from domestic abuse from her spouse, who was nine years, her senior, and inevitably became the abuser in her relationships with women. Her last prison stint changed her life and started her on her road to redemption. TALES OF AN ORIGINAL BAD GIRL is indeed a page-turner and a revelation, about the author’s wild life. She describes her life honestly, and with raw detail, taking the reader into the story as witness to the insanity of urban life in the underworld of Brooklyn, New York.

Excerpt: This is the chapter that I really want my daughter and other young girls in the world to analyze and learn from. I ruined the first part of my life by making all of the wrong choices. I was using my mother’s mistakes and her life as an excuse to destroy my own. That was truly sad. I would never want anybody to repeat the mistakes that I made. I hope by telling my story, it will prevent young girls who can relate and dealing with similar situations from wrecking their lives.

I started selling drugs for a local dealer named Kelvin Martin a.k.a. Fifty Cent. He was the gangster from Fort Green projects who the rapper, Curtis Jackson, named himself after. I had decided to switch up my hustle because I was getting too hot in the stores. I took a shot at selling crack. I hated staying with my mother because of all the drug activity that she brought into our apartment. It became a crack den, and she started stealing from me to feed her addiction. My home had become a living nightmare. I just wanted to make a lot of money and get my own crib. I had dreams of getting rich by selling drugs, but boy did that turn into a fiasco.

I worked for twenty percent off of every hundred that I made, which was a measly amount for all of the risk that I took. Fifty Cent knew that if I got caught, I wouldn’t do anytime due to my juvenile status. My downfall was that I wanted to buy clothes from the crack head boosters and, before I knew it, I had dipped into his cut of the money too many times. I didn’t realize it until the shorts began to add up, and he brought it to my attention the hard way. Fifty sent Crime, one of his lieutenants to bring me to meet him. I was very nervous. He had never dealt with me directly, and I was intimidated to meet the infamous gangster. He was known for his ruthlessness, and I didn’t know what to expect. I was brought to a building in Farragut Houses, the projects where we sold the drugs, and then escorted to the roof for the meeting. It was all done in silence. I almost shitted my pants when I stood in front of him. It was not his stature, because he was all of fight foot three. He was a little man with a deep growl and, when he spoke, it’s almost like he was barking at you “YO, B***H

WHAT UP WITH MY MONEY?” he barked. I almost collapsed.

“What do you me-mea-mean? I stuttered, shaking uncontrollably. I knew exactly what he meant. My shopping had caught up with me, and I was about to feel it.

“Well since you don’t know what I’m talking about, how ‘bout I tell you, he stated calmly then roared, “I WANT MY MOTHERF*****G MONEY, NOW! B***H, YOU BEEN DIPPING AND YOU OWE ME FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS HOE!”

“I didn’t dip in your money. I swear to god,” I cried. I was beginning to hyperventilate. I looked at him and Crime wildly, trying to figure out how I was going to get out of the situation, and wondering why the hell were we having this discussion on the roof.

MAN’S D**K RIGHT NOW” I was horrified at the thought and sick to my stomach. My mind was racing and, all I knew was, I wasn’t going to suck nobody’s d**k.

“IT WASN’T ME!!” I yelled frantically, trying to convince this ruthless, cold-blooded killer that I didn’t steal his drug money. I started telling on the other worker, and blaming her for everything. I didn’t care! All I knew was I wasn’t going down by myself.

OFF THIS F*****G ROOF” he threatened, his growl as ferocious as a Lion when he attacks his prey.

“I will get you your money. Please don’t killllllllllllllll meeeeeee” I started wailing.

“B***H, SHUT UP! I’M GOING TO MURDA’ YOUR ASS IF YOU DON’T GET MY MONEY TO ME BY TOMORROW.” He dragged me to the edge of the roof, and squeezed my neck, and whispered in my ear, “Hoe, you better have my money” then he abruptly released me. Most importantly, he didn’t sodomize me, which I was forever grateful for. After telling my mother and my sister’s father, who was staying with my mom at the time, what transpired, they both managed to come up with four hundred dollars, so that I wouldn’t die. That was one time that my mother put me before getting high. She knew the situation was serious. Plus, with the reputation that Fifty Cent had in the streets, she wasn’t going to let her baby get hurt. I loved her for that.

That was the end of my stint as a drug dealer. I never tried that bullshit again. I was utterly traumatized. Ironically, a few months later, I started messing with him. This was not by choice, but by demand. I was visiting my best friend’s aunt when in walked my worst nightmare-Fifty Cent. I was in complete shock, and I nearly fainted. I was hoping to never lay eyes on dude again, but there he was, standing in the doorway with an evil grin on his face. “Come here, bitch! Long time, no see” He said smirking at me. “Hi, Fifty” I said meekly, hoping he would finish talking to his aunt. I had no idea that she was even related to him. He grabbed my arm and dragged me into the other room like a caveman, and then flung me onto the bed. The unthinkable was taking place and I couldn’t believe that his aunt was letting it happen. I mean, if a grown lady couldn’t control this madman, I didn’t stand a chance in hell. He was around twenty-four and I was a tender fifteen. That was definitely illegal. It was the norm for most of the drug dealers and hustlers in the hood to sleep with underage girls. It was never an issue because most of our mothers were either drug addicts or drunks. So who cared? Plus, no one who I associated with had a father figure in their home, so we looked for that guidance in the older guys from our ‘hood.

From that day on, I became Fifty’s girl, which only defined me as being one of the many girls he dealt with. I guess he liked my innocence, because I was definitely not in his league (at that time). I would never allow my fourteen year old, daughter who is eleven at the time of this writing, to date a twenty-four year old man. Mentally, a young girl is just not ready for the mind screwing (manipulation) that an older man can do to her.

About This Author

Mack Mama is a self published Author with two titles released under her publishing house Star Status Publishing.  Her autobiography is called “Tales of an Original Bad Girl” and tells the riveting story of her life.  She tells her story with such raw honesty that you relive the pain she felt when her mom died of AIDS when she was only sixteen.  She shares what made her run to the streets with such vengeance and all the fury she felt when she shot four people. She also diagnosis the insanity that she lived through and talks about the change she has undergone to become the woman she is today.  

She is a motivational speaker and shares her testimony with the troubled teens in schools around the country. Her autobiography includes 116 pictures and a Soundtrack.  What better way to get to know Mack Mama.  Read about her, enjoy the visuals, and hear her music all at once. “Daisy Jones” is the follow up novel and an incredible fiction sure to certify Mack as a genuine author.

Check out the soundtrack for her autobiography the self-titled cd “MACK MAMA” and see why she is truly what the Music Industry and the world needs.  She has the total package, the look, talent to stand on her own lyrically, the business savvy to make her publishing company successful and the credibility to make her stories believable.

Get to Know Mack Mama: 
1. What made you decide to start writing novels?

I was incarcerated and had read numerous books. I decided I had a story inside of me that would be unique.
I was tired of the same old urban fiction. I lived the lifestyle that was often depicted in the novels I loved, so I am an authority on an authentic street story.

I wrote Daisy Jones and an author was born. I didn’t release Daisy Jones until after I wrote and released Tales of an Original Bad Girl. I wanted people to read my memoir and get a sense of who I am opposed to popping out the blue as another street lit author.

2. Why did you feel that your life story would be interesting?

I have lived a life few people could imagine. I have experienced drugs, sex and alcohol and wasn’t a rock star. My mom died when I was sixteen years old from the AIDS Virus and it rocked my world. I turned into a very bitter, disgruntled wild teen and ran to the streets with a vengeance.

I knew that my story could possibly save a life or deter a person that can identify with my situation from choosing the path that I ran down. I was mentally, emotionally and physically abused by my ex-husband who was nine years my senior.

I had a bout with post partum depression that I discuss candidly. These issues affect millions of women. My story needed to be told so I wrote it and poured my heart and soul onto the pages. I purged and shared my life with such honesty and raw emotion that people that have read it love me!

3. How much time did you do in prison?

Thirteen years in total. I went from being the valedictorian in Junior High school to earning a degree from the school of Hard knocks. I ran in and out of prison like it was a time-share. I destroyed my record and let my family down time and time again.

4. What happened to your music career?

It never went anywhere because I did so much time. My music is my first love, I rap and sing and I put out a soundtrack with every book I have released. Tales of an Original Bad Girl has a soundtrack that sells on itunes called “Mack Mama”. The chapters in the book are the song titles on the cd. You read “Don’t turn out like me” and then pop in the song. It gives you the entire Mack Mama experience.

My books are like my husband that I love, they pay my bills and music is my lover, who makes me feel sooo good, but has no money.  There was simply no money in it for me, although I am extremely talented. It is notoriously hard for females to make it in the music industry. I love books because even independently, as a self-published author you can make a living off of your writing.

5. What motivates you to write?

My daughter. She is so proud of me and I want to continue to keep her beaming and bragging that her mom is an author.

6. What do you do to give back to the community?

I have developed an online mentoring program to provide after care with the girls that I speak to during my speaking engagements. I felt like after I talk to the at-risk youth where do they go from there. If I had a mentor that I respected and believed that, they knew what I was going through, perhaps I would have listened. It sure would have saved me years of turmoil.

7. What would you like the readers to know?

Take a shot on my books. I may be a new author but I won’t be going anywhere soon. I am a reliable brand. I have two new books on the way and I’m determined to make Star Status Publishing a household name.

I also want them to tune in to my radio show on Mack Mama’s World Radio on blogtalk, you would absolutely love my show. I have interviewed the best in the business. My shows are incredibly untamed and lively. Check me out. I also blog for Corner Store Magazine my blogs are interesting and gives you my spin on life issues and gossip.

Also, go to my mentoring site and donate to a wonderful cause. I love the children and am dedicated to doing my part in saving the at-risk youth from their ruins. It takes time, and finances to get them into positive activities, workshops and outings. I need help!

Thank you AAMBC for allowing me to use your platform to introduce myself to the masses.

Thanks to all my supporters and “fam” that purchase, follow, listen and spread the word about MACK MAMA. I love you all from the bottom of my heart.



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