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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ski Mask Way Series By Randy "Ski" Thompson

Randy 'Ski" Thompson is from Long Island, New York. He is the author of The Ski Mask Way (which was loosely based on his life story), and The Ski Mask Way 2. He also is a contributing author in the African American Literary award winning anthology 'The Massacre". In addition to penning several novel he has also ventured into the editing field. He edited the novel "Pole Position" by Arnold Dorsey Bey. He is currently finishing up his latest novel titled "If It Aint white it aint right". Randy's writing style has been described as gritty, raw, and real.

Isaiah Ski Thompson is a young man who plans to get his family out of the hood with his basketball skills, but when he goes to college and things don t turn out the way he hoped, he trades in his hoop dreams for street dreams.

Ski and six of his childhood friends, The Go-Hard Crew, go on a robbing spree across New York State no one and no place of business is off limits. After a botched robbery claims the life of one of his best friends, and he finally finds true love, Ski vows to change his life and return to school. Making fast money comes with a high penalty, and Ski quickly learns that once the streets get a grip on you, it s hard to break loose.

Ski Mask Way is a roller-coaster ride without brakes, jam-packed with twists and turns that make it difficult to put down.


From A Writer's POV December Print Special Edition

From A Writer's POV December Print Special Edition

Featuring yours truly, Tamika Newhouse (AAMBC Founder)

From A Writer's POV has published their last edition of the year and it's a special edition. We've gathered several authors and writers to be guest article writers in giving their personal motivational stories that tell about where they are in their careers right now.

Featuring authors such as, Jean Holloway, Toshia Shaw, Don Savant & Tamika New House. Purchase the print edition today to read the articles and view this special edition!


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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Free Money For African Americans

SYNOPSIS:Private Companies Giving Free Money to African Americans?
And, NO! They Don’t Want the Money Back.

After spending 20 years of attempting to find organizations that give grants to People of Color, Dr. Donna and her daughters decided to be a part of the solution. They have written one of the most important books of this time, Free Money Now for African Americans.
“I wanted to create a well organized book filled with something that is nearly impossible to find in one location - grants for us. In other words, money to change our lives and money to make a great impact on our communities that we never, ever, ever have to pay back,” states Dr. Donna. “For organizations and those who dream of starting their own business, expanding, following their passion or being a block in the building of a greater community, the time has come; the time is now.”
Free Money Now for African Americans is the first and only book of its kind. Though there are numerous books for government grants, female grants and even a few on minority grants, there isn’t a book written specifically for People of Color. Separated by the most popular categories, so the readers can easily find companies giving out Free Money that matches them, this book of facts is segmented by church, HBCU’s youth, sports, children, health, schools, business/entrepreneurship and all art forms, just to name a few. Every possible subject is covered from organizations to individuals to community service.
The book also contains two bonuses. Free Money Now for College Students. Why pay for school when you don’t have to? And, How and Where to Get Grant Writing Assistance For You Absolutely Free.
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Dr. Donna is a noted author and motivational speaker. She has been in the education field for over 50 years and has truly done her part and continues to play a part in leaving her unforgettable mark in the world. Her first book, Do You Have Kitchen Disease, continues to teach many people about nutrition with a revolutionary way of eating and caring for bodies. She is dedicated to enhancing lives globally one community at a time.

ABOUT MIA MOREMia More is the creator of Harmony Rhymes. A fun filled, nursery rhyme cd with tunes that stick in your head from the first time you hear it. This extremely important cd teaches children and reminds adults about love, health and wealth. She believes that if you can instill a healthy, positive, big thinking mindset in children - The world will automatically change for the better.

Questions you need answer to!
1. Can we really get free money? Yes, you can, you can't make them take your money, they don't want your money, it's 100% free!
2. Do we have to ever pay the money back? No, you never ever have to pay the money back! This money is set aside enhance people’s lives and their communities.
3. Can I use the money for any type of business?
You can use the money for hundreds and hundreds of businesses and they are all listed in the book plus more.
4.How long does it take to get the money? It takes approximately three to eight months and it’s well worth the wait. After all, you never have to pay the money back.
5. Can I use the money to expand my existing business? Yes, you certainly can, you may also read the section in the book which list places where you can get free assistance in completing your applications.
6. Can I apply for more than one grant? Yes, you may apply for as many as you wish. Simply follow what is asked of you on the applications.
7. Are there any grants for me to attend college?
Yes , we have a special section in the book for college grants and scholarships that you, of course, never ever have to pay back - Over 200.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

AAMBC Virtual Tours with Jacob Burrage

Author JB Burrage is definitely a power to be reckoned with. An extremely talented writer, JB Burrage has written Caught Up, a street thriller that is comparable to the juicy story that you might hear going on in the neighborhood; and the sci-fi thriller Secrets Revealed, a story that adds a lot of realism to science fiction. But he is not done showing the world his talent. Author JB is also working on The Forbidden Lounge, the sequel to Caught Up, and a novel that will be better and juicier than Caught Up itself and is due to be released in 2011. He is also working on other projects that he chooses to keep secret, for now.
Jacob “JB” Burrage was born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in Meridian, Mississippi. After leaving Mississippi, JB Burrage served in the US Army from 1999 until 2010. During his time in the Army, he has been to Hawaii, Egypt, Israel, New York State, Maryland, and Texas; as well many other states. While in the Army, he discovered himself and his true talents, and decided to pursue that by founding J. Burrage Publications.
Normally a science fiction writer, Caught Up was written in an attempt to express himself through other genres. With the release of Caught Up, JB Burrage is now focused on the publication of Secrets Revealed by the beginning of 2011 and the development of The Forbidden Lounge. He also has a blog series, The Chronicles, at The JBP Chronicles blog at www.jbpublications.com/blog.

Jeremiah Blackwood is a young, dark and very eligible bachelor who is trying to defy the odds of the stereotypical black man in the dirty south and overcome the small town mentality that constantly threatens his success. Through hard work and determination, he honed his craft as a writer and began making his mark in the community when he met a caramel complexioned girl who could make Buffy the Body look like Miss Celie in The Color Purple. She seemed so innocent the first time they met. Her beautiful brown eyes beckoned him into her lonely soul. Her smile was enticing, yet friendly. He knew she was the woman of his dreams. Much to his surprise, he found that not only was she far from perfect, but soon realized that she was involved in some things bigger than he could wrap his small mind around. Find out what happens when a man gets caught up in a tangled web of lust, lies, and unadulterated drama.

Excerpt: We just laid there in the bed. I was holding her, and she was resting her head on my chest the way she always did after we made love. Tonight was no different. We were quiet. I think we wore each other out. Sex with Shirley was always good, but I didn’t want to get into it too much because I didn’t want to get sprung. I’ll be damned if I had a girl make me go crazy over some pussy.

We must have been quiet for about fifteen minutes. I was dozing off, but I didn’t want her to spend the night. She was here almost every night this week, and I didn’t want to see her too much. I was about to sit up so I could hint to her somehow that I wanted her to leave. Then, she started kissing my chest. Damn, her kisses felt good. I couldn’t stop her, so I just let her continue what she was doing.

After a few minutes of her kissing on and arousing me, she stopped and laid her head on my chest. She took a deep breath. It seemed like she had something on her mind.

“What’s wrong?” I asked her.

“Nothing,” she said.

“Are you sure?” I asked, concerned.

She said, “I’m fine, baby.” She was silent for a minute. Then, she spoke up. “Jay, do you love me?”

I coughed because my spit went down the wrong pipe. “Do I what?”

“Do you love me?”

What was wrong with her, I thought. What the hell was she sipping on tonight?

“Uh, Shirley, why are you asking me that?” I asked

“I want to know,” she answered. “Do you: yes or no?”

Now, I was silent.

“Oh, I see,” she said. “You want to hit it, but that’s it. Never thought about how this shit would affect a girl.”

Interview with the Author/Publisher:
1. What is the mission of your publishing company?My overall mission/goal for J. Burrage Publications, LLC (JBP) is to publish, distribute, and promote quality books, as well as establish a foothold in the publishing world as a company to be respected and reckoned with. This is especially the case for novels that could really make an impact but haven't been given the chance by other publishing houses. Once JBP is ready to publish other writers, the selection for novels will be very difficult due to the fact that we do not want to just put any type of work out there. Our two mottos basically say it all, “Read into my Dimension, 3-B”, and “Taking over the industry, one book at a time”.

2. What year was J. Burrage Publications founded? In the spring of 2007.

3. What is the website address for J. Burrage Publications?www.jbpublications.com, currently has hundreds of unique visitors that view the site on a monthly basis.

4. What inspired you to start a publishing company for self-publishers/new authors?I am the type of person who likes to have control over his own work, goals, etc. I started JBP after my first attempt with going with a publisher. When I realized I rushed into the project (a sci-fi novel called The Journal of John Baker, (which is what Secrets Revealed is based off of) and wrote Caught Up, I decided it would be best if I handled my own projects. I have made attempts to reach out to a few publishers and agents, which I can't even remember who they are now, but were rejected or didn't get replies back. This further helped me decide that I should just publish my own work. Plus I felt like a mainstream publisher would not understand my work and take away most of its effects. So, instead of dealing with that, I just simply did my research on the industry and started JBP.

5. What other publications are on the horizon for J. Burrage Publications?Secrets Revealed is in the pre-publishing phase with an anticipated release date of on or about January 2, 2011. The Forbidden Lounge is currently being written.

6. Are there any other services offered by J. Burrage Publications?Currently, there is J. Burrage Creative Services, which will be a network of writers and graphic designers. JBCS will provide affordable editing and designing services to self-publishers, businesses, and individuals just requiring certain projects. Website is for JBCS is www.jbcreativeservices.com. Also, JBP is launching its own online bookstore, called The Book Store. The Book Store will carry JBP titles and will be another outreach to our reader base in addition to Amazon, whom we work closely with. Also, JBP will start publishing other authors within a year to a year and a half.

7. What’s the future of J. Burrage Publications?I have a very ambitious goal for JBP within the next 5 years. I want JBP to eventually become a full media entertainment business, publishing books, magazines, stage play productions, and even screenplay productions.

Jacob L. Burrage (JB) can be reached by:Email: jb39301@jbpublications.com
Telephone: (800) 940-5604

Social Networks:
Facebook: Jacob L. Burrage and Caught Up Book Club
Twitter: JBBurrage
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/jb39301 and http://www.myspace.com/jbpubs

Website: www.jbpublications.com
Email: info@jbpublications.com
Blog: www.jbpublications.com/blog

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Two Tears in a Bucket By Traci Bee

Betrayed by her cold, callous mother and abused by her alcoholic stepfather, eighteen-year-old Simone Woodard is kicked out of the house like a bag of trash and left to survive on her own. While struggling to create a life for herself, her beauty and innocence captivate Kevin Kennard, a handsome, hazel-eyed felon with an addiction to all things illegal. For the first time in Kevin’s life, true love has him rethinking his criminal path. But the action on the streets won’t take a backseat to Simone.

Two Tears in a Bucket is a soulful novel that reminds us how powerful and lasting the bonds of love can be, even among the harsh realities of urban life. One does not have to become a product of their environment for roses bloom in the ghetto, too.

After an impeccable, award wining career in real estate, Traci Bee decided it was time to acknowledge a yearning that had shadowed her from childhood. An avid reader and lover of creative writing, Traci decided it was time to pen the novel that had dwelled inside of her for over 20 years. In September of 2007, "Two Tears in a Bucket" was born. A compelling story of raw love amidst the harsh realities of urban life, the novel won Traci two awards. Excited about the novel's potential, Traci decided to take a vacation from the world of real estate to focus on promoting her novel. But life had other plans for Traci as a life altering storm brewed in her horizons. Two years later, Traci's back and her passion remains unwavering. She started King George Publishing, LLC - a publishing company named in honor of her daddy angel, George, and will be re-releasing "Two Tears in a Bucket" this fall with other soulful novels to follow.

Interview with the Author:

What’s your favorite part of “Two Tears in a Bucket?”

My favorite part is towards the end when everything unravels for Simone. She finally learns how everything transpired. (To know more, you have to read the book.)

What was the hardest part to write?

The hardest part to write was Thomas’ death. Simone’s dad, Thomas Woodard, was created in the imagine of my father, my daddy angel George. Thomas’s wittiness, his jovial personality, and the unconditional love he had for his daughter, were attributes of my own dad. There cause of death were the same as well.

What inspired you to write “Two Tears in a Bucket?”

In September of 1997, I told my husband I was going to write the story that had lived inside of me for over 20 years but the timing was never right. It took ten years, but I did it.

How did you come up with the title?

There were so many titles prior to “Two Tears in a Bucket.” But the one I really wanted was “They Smile in Your Face” which is a spin off of basically calling someone a backstabber. I loved it but my previous publishing company wanted me to change it. I was so frustrated. One of my girlfriend’s and I brainstormed for hours and finally came up with an old clich├ęs “Two Tears in a Bucket.”

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I’m currently finishing up “Another Tear,” which is the sequel to “Two Tears in a Bucket.” I have two others that I’m working on as well.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Trying to find the time and that perfect place of solitude continues to be my biggest challenge.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Join writing groups. The knowledge and help that’s out there is unreal so get connected. Secondly, keep writing. Even if the ideas you have don’t necessary fit your current project, write any way. I write so much that my third novel is practically completed. All I have to do is piece together my notes. So keep writing and join writing groups.

Contact the Author:
traci@tracibee.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
kgpublishing@yahoo.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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