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Monthly Archives: November 2012

WELCOME TO BLACK PEARLS!

Black Pearls Magazine is a free digital magazine committed to inspire, encourage and empower a international group of readers. Our mission is to provide information that is essential, enlightening and entertaining.  We believe in Giving the Gift of Knowledge!  We are here to bring you those extraordinary literary jewels, Black Pearls, that are sure to bring you and your love ones much pleasure and empowerment.

Tantalizing stories, memorable characters, provocative storylines are all here!  We bring you the hottest titles released by the most talented authors, writers, and poets of the craft.   Join us in daily book chats on Facebook,  listen to incredible  audio book previews, and help us expose  great books to the world.  These pages are filled with glorious books and author introductions! We have more than enough to entertain and educate you all month long.

Share this spirit filled issue with at least 10 friends and co-workers.   Would you like to be a guest blogger?  We are now seeking virtual tour stops!  If you want to be added as a stop on our literary tours, contact me today.  Just email Ella Curry with any questions or comments at:   elladcurry@edc-creations.com.

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Black Books Weekend Treasure Hunt

Black Books Weekend Literary Treasure Hunt

Black Books Weekend, is a totally ONLINE book festival.  Black Books Weekend will open Black Friday, November 23-26, 2012 on The Black Authors Network Online Radio Show.  We are playing a literary treasure hunt.  Visit all of the websites below to find each “gem” as your answers!  Compile a complete collection of correct answers to win fabulous book gifts during Black Books Weekend. The game will be played November 23-26, 2012 and you must be in the BAN chatroom.

HOW TO PLAY AND THE RULES:

* You must be present and logged into the BAN Radio chatroom when the questions are posted.  Go here to register AND to enter the BAN Radio Show chatroom each night:   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/black-author-network

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The first person to post the correct answer for each “gem” will win a book or a instant ebook download. If you are a winner, email Ella Curry immediately at this email address:  edc_dg@yahoo.com  with your favorite genre of books and your home mailing address. You have 3 days to claim your book.

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Find the answers to the questions for your own personal use.  Do not post the answers for others, because they might just beat you to the treasure chest!  The clues are listed below.

HERE ARE THE LIT GEMS TO SEARCH FOR:

1. What is the name of Pamela Samuels Young new hair book? When will it release?  Find the treasure:  http://pamelasamuels-young.com/going-natural/index.html

2. Kimberla Lawson Roby has a new book coming Jan. 8, 2013.  What is the complete title?  Find the treasure:  http://www.kimroby.com/bookshelf.php

3. Ladies are you searching for Mr. Right? Check out Mr. Right by author ______.   Like the page and Find the treasure:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTerriD

4. The Land of _____  by author Sherryle Kiser Jackson is a story about indiscretions, broken promises and a crazy twist of unrequited love.  Find the treasure:   http://sherrylejackson.com/bookshelf

5. ANOINTED by Patricia Haley is book number ___ in the highly acclaimed CHOSEN series.  Find the treasure:  http://www.patriciahaley.com/home

6. Name the main characters in Where Did We Go Wrong? by Monica Mathis-Stowe.   Find the treasure:   http://www.blackpearlsmagazine.com/readingroom2012.html

7. Who is the main female character in the LA Blues series by Maxine Thompson.  Find the treasure:  http://www.blackpearlsmagazine.com/readingroom2012.html

8. What Atlanta, GA bookclub was established in November 2009 by Bobbi Ramey, president?  Find the treasure:  http://www.blackpearlsmagazine.com/bookclubs2011.htm

9. Fire Down Below by ____ contains four shorty stories and one long novella. First self-published title by this author, who has written more than 47 books!   Find the treasure:   http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Down-Below-ebook/dp/B009DS2OUO

10. Author Terri D.  is a long-term transplant resident of ______, PA.   Find the treasure:  http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/C7GXg8C4

11. Who are the 3 main characters in Havoc on a Homewrecker by Mz. Robinson?  Find the treasure:  http://edcmagazine.blogspot.com  

12.  In  Still Grindin’ by Kendall Banks, _______  is back and dirtier than ever in this sequel to Welfare Grind.  Find the treasure:  http://edcmagazine.blogspot.com

13. Every player can be played.  Calvin’s Trick or Treat is book 2 in the ____ Series by Tucker Davis. Find the treasure:  http://edcmagazine.blogspot.com

14. In “A Blessing and A Curse” by author _____,  Malika has the life every woman wants.  Find the treasure:  http://edcmagazine.blogspot.com

15. FREEMAN, the new novel by Leonard Pitts, Jr., takes place in the first few months following the ______ surrender and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  Find the treasure:   http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/CljSPgzs


BONUS QUESTION FOR 3 BOOKS:

1. What is the link to the Books & Babes Literary Scavenger Hunts as listed on Black Pearls Magazine?  Find the treasure:  http://www.blackpearlsmagazine.com/index.html

NOTICE:  This game/contest is not related to or sponsored by Facebook or Twitter in anyway.  This treasure hunt is sponsored by EDC Creations Media.  No purchase necessary to win. ONE book per person; per household.  Must be 19 years old to play.  Void where prohibited.  Ebook downloads will be given to all winners outside of the United States.  Books delivered via media mail in 14 days.
This game ends Monday Night, November 26, 2012 in the BAN Radio Chatroom.

 
 

Havoc on a Homewrecker by Mz. Robinson

Havoc on a Homewrecker by Mz. Robinson
Listen to the reading and share with friends:  http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/C4Dhwkd4 

Finding a man has never been a problem for Toi Underwood. Finding a man who understands and respects her devotion to her career, lack of availability, and need for her me time is another story. Toi is so career driven that when she meets a man she either intimidates him or she pisses him off.

When Toi meets Carlton Thomas she begins to think that her prayers have been answered. Not only is Carlton attractive, he’s hardworking and understands her busy lifestyle. He’s patient and respects that Toi can’t be readily available to him due to other commitments. After all, he has his own extracurricular activities. Toi thinks she has met her match until she discovers that one of Carlton ’s extracurricular activities, just so happens to be another woman—his wife, Lisa.

Toi knows in her heart that walking away is the best option, but sometimes the right thing to do is also the hardest, especially when emotions and feelings have gotten involved. Toi’s mantra becomes, It is…what it is. Toi’s not looking for a ring and currently she could care less about being anyone’s wifey. To be honest she could care less about Lisa. It’s obvious that she’s doing something wrong that would make her man have to look elsewhere. Right? And what Lisa doesn’t know can’t hurt her. As long as everyone is happy, what could possibly go wrong?

For six years Lisa waited anxiously for Carlton to propose. Now, two years later, she has the ring and the papers. Granted, marriage hasn’t been what she expected, but she’s determined to make the best out of it. When she discovers Carlton has not only been playing the field but that he and Toi refuse to end their affair, Lisa becomes a woman on a mission. Lisa throws all logic and reasoning out the window and decides it’s time to teach some unforgettable lessons.

Toi quickly learns that ending her affair with Carlton is not only the right thing to do but could possibly save her life. However, some awakenings come a little too late. Toi will see that when the right woman gets fed up she can truly be Havoc on a Home Wrecker.

Book Review for Havoc on a Homewrecker
Read an excerpt: www.gstreetchronicles.com/HavocOnAHomewreckerExcerpt

I’m at a lost for words!  Mz. Robinson, you have fire drizzling from your pen!! Havoc on a Homewrecker is undoubtedly a TOP SELLER!! The characters came to life and brought their drama through my door. I liked them, then I hated them. I didn’t know whether I wanted to fight the men or the women but I knew I wanted somebody!! Your ability to take the story in one direction, then bring it back around and end up somewhere I never expected is remarkable. Keep ’em comin’!  ~BOSS LADI

ISBN-10: 1938442105
ISBN-13: 978-1938442100
Purchase from G Street:  www.gstreetchronicles.com
http://www.amazon.com/MZ.-Robinson/e/B0089RVY1U
http://www.amazon.com/Havoc-Homewrecker-Mz-Robinson/dp/1938442105

Listen to the introduction to The Love, Lies & Lust 4-Book Series
AudioNote:  http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/CwvSGTws

 

Still Grindin’ and Welfare Grind by Kendall Banks

Listen to the reading and share with friends: http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/CPwXlZ5s
 

Book 2- Still Grindin’ by Kendall Banks
Keema is back and dirtier than ever in this sequel to bestselling novel, Welfare Grind. After oddly maneuvering her way out of the blood bath she left behind in Arizona, Keema is up to her old tricks again. Between sex, greed and murder it s almost impossible to escape from the hood life she s grown accustomed to. From one scam to the next, she finally comes up with a new hustle that rains money and is sure to give her the riches she thinks she deserves.  

That is until someone from her past emerges sending her into mental shock. The stakes become high as Keema fights for her life, still with her mind on her money. While stacking paper Keema also stacks enemies…old and new. Unfortunately for her, her street savvy mentality may not be enough to get her off this time.

ISBN-10: 1934230413
ISBN-13: 978-1934230411
Purchase:  http://www.amazon.com/Still-Grindin-Kendall-Banks/dp/1934230413

Book 1- Welfare Grind by Kendall Banks
Cold-hearted Keema takes the world by storm as she navigates her way through every trick and scam she can pull off. With four kids in tow, living off the welfare system had become her life along with the extra cash, sex and violence, her gangsta boyfriend Dupree brought into her life. Soon, chaos erupts, causing Keema’s secret past to become a problem. When the chips fall, they fall hard, leaving Keema willing to do whatever it takes to keep money in her pocket. She’s willing to go that extra mile, even if it means setting up her man.

Primary Message:  Readers’ walk away with a realistic understanding of the GOOD, BAD and the UGLY when dealing with the Welfare System. Although the story is told in a vivid, fast-paced way, it’s a shocking eye-opener.

Purchase Welfare Grind by Kendall Banks
ISBN-10: 1934230383
ISBN-13: 978-1934230381
LCB Publishing:  www.lifechangingbooks.net
http://www.amazon.com/Welfare-Grind-Kendall-Banks/dp/1934230383

 

Mr. Right Now by author Terri D.

Mr. Right Now by author Terri D.
Available Friday, November 23, 2012

Mr. Right Now highlights the life of one of my main characters, Toni Summerfield  who appears in my previous novels Yesterday’s Lies and Today’s Truth.  Toni is the type of woman that so many women can relate to.  Abandoned by her father and raised by a single mother who always chose her boyfriend of the moment over her own child.  Toni looks for love in all the wrong places.  She meets her soul mate, Benjamin and believes they will live happily ever after.  When Benjamin the only man she allowed into her heart vanishes she is lost, alone and hurting.  Mr. Right Now speaks directly to every woman who has ever asked herself this question.  Will I ever find my Mr. Right?
Looking for a fresh start Toni decides to move to a new city hoping to leave her painful past behind her.  Mr. Right Now takes you through Toni’s adventures and relationship challenges as she navigates through healing from her past and preparing for her future.  It will make you laugh and cry as the story unfolds and Toni shares her innermost feelings with you through her journal entries.

Excerpt: Mr. Right Now by author Terri D.

Abandoned by the only man she’s ever loved when she needed him the most. Toni Summerfield makes a decision that will haunt her for the rest of her life. She’s lost, alone and hurting. She decides to try a new city and a new job. Is this the fresh start she’s been looking for or will pain and sorrow follow her.  When she meets Andrew could her search for Mr. Right be over or does she find herself dealing with another Mr. Right Now?

Dear Journal,
Here I sit trying to fight back tears because I am so lost. I do not know how to go on living this way. Keeping all of this hurt and pain bottled up inside of me. It’s becoming unbearable, something has to change. I have been lying around sleeping and crying for weeks now. I am so close to a mental breakdown it’s scary, or maybe I am in the middle of it now, who knows. I feel like I am in the middle of this inner struggle part of me wants to breakdown curl up in a corner and continue to cry like a baby. The other part wants to be strong, rise above it all and become a successful professional woman, marry my soul mate and have a family.

Maybe that’s my problem I can’t determine how to define success anymore. What does success mean to me? Today success is getting through this day without breaking down. Yesterday success meant handling it all myself. Not worrying about controlling other people but doing what I needed to get the things I wanted done. A year ago success meant graduating from college, marrying my soul mate and starting a family.

Well I did graduate from college so I can cross that one off of my list. Marrying my soul mate, well it seems that’s not going to happen and as for starting a family well I technically did start one but I guess you can say I didn’t finish it. I wasn’t quite ready to embark on that adventure without my soul mate by my side so I did what I had to do. It’s been a month and I’m still asking myself if I did the right thing? No one to talk to about it since no one knows but me, God and the people at the hospital where I left my baby.

I don’t even know if it’s a girl or a boy. There is a child out there somewhere who will one day learn that they were adopted and they will wonder why their parents gave them up. How could I ever face my child and tell them why? The reason makes sense to me the parent but the children always feel abandoned, like they were not wanted or good enough to be kept. It’s sort of how I feel right now myself. Why did Benjamin abandon me? Wasn’t I good enough? Didn’t he love me enough to know that we could make it through any challenge we were faced with?

( Continued Black Friday, November 23! )

Copyright © 2012 by author Terri D. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission from the publisher. Excerpt provided solely for the personal use of visitors to the EDC Creations website or Facebook blog.  More books from this author:   http://www.amazon.com/Terri-D./e/B004ICTIZ4


Intimate Conversation with author Terri D.

Terri D.  is a long-term transplant resident of Harrisburg, PA.  She is a single mother of three who has written poetry and short stories all of her life.  Her children have always been her inspiration to push to get to the next level.  She writes as a way to express herself and to document her inner most feelings.  Terri D. published her debut novel titled  Yesterday’s Lies  in 2011 and her second novel  Today’s Truth  was released in the Spring of 2012.  For more information about Terri D. please visit her website at:   www.AuthorTerriD.com  or  visit her fan page on Facebook:   http://www.facebook.com/AuthorTerriD.

BPM: Tell us about your journey becoming a successfully published author.  Do you have anyone in your life that was heavily influential in your deciding to become an author? 
I have always kept journals and written poetry and short stories.  One of my best friends who I have known over 20 years has always enjoyed my writing; she always complimented me on how well I express myself in writing.  I didn’t plan on writing a book I just had an idea and started writing one night in 2010.  After a few chapters I shared what I had written with my friend and she encouraged me to continue and finish the story.

BPM:  Ultimately, what do you want readers to gain from your book?
I wrote it as entertainment however there are some strong messages in the book.  I would like for my readers to really think about their relationships and the decisions that they make everyday when interacting with each other.  Sometimes we hide things or keep secrets to spare feelings but in the end we are doing ourselves and our friends a disservice by not being honest and truthful.

READ MORE HERE TODAY:  http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/C7GXg8C4 

 

Land of Promiscuity by Sherryle Kiser Jackson

Land of Promiscuity by Sherryle Kiser Jackson

Her biggest sin was her squandered promise.

Death of her mother and town martyr, Madame Ava Lucas brings Rebecca Lucas back to a land she would rather forget where she reunites with the only one man who has dared to love her as a true friend. Fifteen years later, that man, William Donovan is now the assistant Pastor of Grace Apostle Methodist Church adjacent to her family’s home estate. He’s devoted to helping Rebecca heal old wounds and rediscover her passion when she returns home. What they do not expect is in settling her mother’s estate that they would unearth a generational curse that threatens to dismantle their carefully built love affair.

The Land of Promiscuity is a crazy twist of unrequited love that will leave you wondering whether there are circumstances that make it impossible for even love to survive. 

The Land of Promiscuity deals with generational curses and forgiveness.  Listen to the reading and share with friends:  http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/ChtfkqC4   

Purchase Land of Promiscuity  by  Sherryle Kiser Jackson 
ISBN-10: 160162736X
ISBN-13: 978-1601627360

http://www.amazon.com/Land-Promiscuity-Sherryle-Kiser-Jackson/dp/160162736X

 

Calvin’s Trick or Treat by Tucker Davis

Calvin’s Trick or Treat by Tucker Davis
Book 2 in the Chasing Love Series

Every player can be played.


With his recent promotion, accommodating women and fun loving personality, Calvin Jameson was enjoying life to the fullest.  But his life is turned upside down the minute he reads a text from Tricia Martin, a woman with whom he spent two blissful weeks.  Tricia’s text proclaiming she is pregnant and Calvin is the father sent his life into a downward spiral.  Calvin shouts to the world the unborn baby is not his. So why does he pretend to be engaged to Tricia when his heart has latched onto Amber Kennedy?  Is this all a trick, if so, who is tricking whom?

Amber Kennedy desired a man to love her and her only with all the passion she read about in novels.  Calvin Jameson’s reputation preceded him, which is why Amber wanted to run and hide the second she laid eyes on Calvin the first day of her defensive driving class.  However, her feet, eyes and heart planted her in place, hoping he was the man she was waiting to love.  Would Calvin prove to be the treat her heart longs for or is it all an illusion? 

Listen to the reading and share with friends:
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Calvin’s Trick or Treat by Tucker Davis
Romance;  Book 2 Chasing Love Series
ASIN: B007J7FUNE
ISBN: 978-1432784157

Purchase from Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Calvins-Trick-Treat-Chasing-ebook/dp/B007J7FUNE

 
 
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