A new novel from New York Times and USA Today author Francis Ray. The Grayson Friends contemporary romance series book 8, All I Ever Wanted will be released on February 26, 2013.
All I Ever Wanted will be available February 26, 2013.
How to Get Real About Dating: A Father and Daughter’s Guide to Finding Love at Any Age
by Lauren and William Hamilton
Isn’t it time that you started seeing major results on the dating scene?
Lauren and William Hamilton offer a fresh, hip point of view in their book How to Get Real About Dating: A Father and Daughter’s Guide to Finding Love at Any Age. They are the best team dedicated to improving your dating game without forcing you to change who you are!
With Lauren representing the new school, she’s here to say that you can still date and have fun while dealing with student loans, budget restrictions, career goals, a tough economy, monthly expenses, and all of the things that pop up in life as a younger person.
For the old school crowd, William’s 30+ years of experience as a Ladies’ Man turned happily married father of three has given him the knowledge of what it takes to find long-term relationship success. He believes you can still find love even with kids, divorces, a full-fledged career, and any other baggage that comes as you get up there in age.
“Our book is a dating guide that helps single people come up with a personalized game plan that suits their lifestyle, regardless of age or income level.” Everyone deserves to find love and How to Get Real About Dating: A Father and Daughter’s Guide to Finding Love at Any Age does that plus much more.
Lauren Hamilton, at the age of eighteen, I was dateless, obese, and very lonely. Food was my best friend until one day something clicked in me and I decided to change. I lost over eighty pounds, started to wear nice clothes, made friends, and flirted. In other words, I found my DATING MOJO. Since my transformation over six years ago I have dated many people and been in relationships as well. Now, at the age of 26, it’s all about dating while focusing on me. As a younger person, there are many things to think about: career, home, bills, debt, etc. Adding a long-term relationship or a major commitment will distract from those things. That’s why it’s important to keep YOU as number one. At the same time, it’s important to create a good foundation for dating techniques and strategies so that you know what it takes to one day have a successful relationship. Despite what you’ve gone through in your life, you can improve your dating game. It doesn’t what your age or income is. YOU can do it, just like I did!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Francis Ray is a native Texan and lives in Dallas. INCOGNITO, her sixth title, was the first made-for-TV movie for BET. Her literary fiction series- Taggart and Falcon, the Invincible Women, Grayson Family of New Mexico, and Grayson Friends have consistently made bestseller’s lists, and are enjoyed by readers world-wide. She has written forty-nine books to date. Awards include Romantic Times Career Achievement, EMMA, The Golden Pen, Atlantic Choice, and Borders 2008 Romance Award for bestselling Multicultural Romance for NOBODY BUT YOU. IF YOU WERE MY MAN was selected as Written 2010 Book of the Year.
Ms. Ray had four books published or re-released in 2011, and six scheduled for 2012. She enjoys writing fiction, where intelligent women through hard work and perseverance triumph over adversity, just as they do in real life.
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
In her mind’s eyes, she could see Wes, tall and elegant in his tailored tuxedo with a patterned vest, black tie, and snow white pocket square. Her red Valentino slip gown highlighted her honey-eyed complexion and chocolate brown eyes. The gown also picked up the red in Wes’s vest and the red in the rose in his lapel.
They were the perfect couple and it was show time. And she wanted to scream.
Madison Reed, popular talk show host and America’s darling and her husband, well-known TV correspondent Wes Reed is everyone’s idea of the perfect couple. But now after the loss of their child, they became no more than polite strangers, maintaining the facade, revealing only picture perfect happiness. But Madison’s world is turned upside down when Wes is critically injured in a car accident and a woman is killed. Before he dies, Wes confesses that the woman who was killed was his mistress—and that he is the father of her nine-month-old daughter, Manda. He begs Madison to raise the child. Unsure if she can, Madison struggles to take charge of her fate and put her life back together. Overwhelmed, she accepts the help of Zachary Holman, her husband’s best friend, only to discover that his life is also shrouded by lies. Can she forgive and forget—not just once, but twice?
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When Morning Comes, Book 2 of the Family Affair series
Dr. Cade Mathis learned early that he was not the son of the man who raised him. His adoptive father, a cruel, bitter man had always been quick to tell him that he was a bastard and an embarrassment to the rich society family whose daughter got pregnant with him. So when Cade received a full scholarship to college, he was only too happy to leave the only home he had ever known behind and never looked back.
Now a successful doctor and one of the best neurosurgeons in the state, the only thing he still wants are answers about where he came from. What he doesn’t expect to find is Sabrina Thomas, the new patient advocate at his hospital or how this woman will lead him to the family he has been searching for and a love he never expected to find.
A Dangerous Kiss, book 3 of the Kiss Trilogy and book 7 of the Grayson Friends series
Payton “Sin” Sinclair lives up to his name when it comes to the ladies: this hot-bodied athlete is all about playing the field. But when it comes to love, Sin plays it safe. Sin hides a dangerous secret from everyone, even his sweetly supportive friend, Summer. She’s a breezily efficient restaurant owner with her own secrets, and over the years she’s relied on Sin for emotional support. Everything changes when Sin’s friends start coupling off, leaving him lonely and worried about his heart’s future. Then Summer gets involved with planning her cousin’s wedding, and you know how weddings play on the emotions. Suddenly, Sin finds himself flirting with Summer, and she’s surprisingly receptive. But they both know danger lurks in every kiss.
“Love & Regrets” follows the lives of three African American women – Carmen, Tempest, Dana – and their struggles with commitment, family drama, betrayal, lies, secrets, sexual exploits and love that spirals out of control.
Before you meet these characters, you must know….”Love & Regrets” is NOT a romance novel – it is about relationships. Not just romantic, but family, friendship and everything in between. Relationships are the cornerstone of Sheryl Mallory-Johnson’s work. Why, because the former social worker-turned novelist is fascinated with human behavior. Why we do what we do.
Now, here’s a glimpse of the women you will meet (and fall in love with) in “Love & Regrets” ….
Carmen, a thirty something mother of one, is happily married to her loving husband Devon ─ so she thinks. At the wrong time in her life, along comes Kendall, the man who awakens a side of Carmen that is better left slumber – her oversexed side. Carmen can’t seem to get enough of Kendall, even at her wits end. Facing a sure divorce isn’t Carmen’s worse fear; losing her prestigious job has her equally petrified; and Kendall, who happens to be her employee, is out to make sure both take place. Can Carmen salvage her life or has she done irreparable damage?
Second to God, no one is more important to Tempest than Sterling. Her every waking moment is spent planning to wed the “Cinderfella” of the NFL, that is until media sensationalism comes into play. Desperate to uncover the truth, Tempest sets out to prove naysayers wrong. Is Sterling up to no good or should Tempest hold fast to her belief in fairytales and happily ever after?
Dana has one desire ─ to own a home, marry and start a family by her 27th birthday. That sounds simple enough, if Omar, the man Dana loves, would step up. Enter into the picture Matthew, a modest rich man who woos Dana with romantic excursions and exciting adventures. No sooner than Dana allows Matthew to encroach upon her heart, Omar proves her perceptions of him wrong. Has Dana just made the biggest mistake of her life or is Matthew more than meets the eye?
“Love & Regrets” exposes the struggles of commitment, the human capacity to rise above hatred and revenge, and the power of love and kinship.
Published by Wanasoma Books (December 2011)
|Lorna Clarke Osunsanmi aka Lorna O. is not your average love coach. She is a life changer with an uncanny knack for vividly identifying self-help strategies. Her witty yet practical style underscores a nurturing demeanor that is a gateway way to big advice. A film and television host and producer of her own show “Yin N Yang” in Hollywood, Lorna O. graduated magna cum laude from Texas Woman’s University. The native Christiansted, St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands is the byproduct of parents who have sustained a 40-year marriage. With two older and younger siblings in 20 and 10-year marriages, respectively, Lorna has seen and heard the gamut of ups and downs in both relationships and marriages. The happily married advice diva continues to live bold daily and has plans for a series of additional inspirational books. Be BOLD and uncover Lorna O’s guidance at http://www.lornaonline.com and http://www.mylobsterforlife.blogspot.com.|
(1) Among the many volumes of self-help, self-improvement, and self-sustaining that
weigh heavy on the store shelves, what makes Becoming Bold stand out?
The Orange Lady! Most people love the cover and people have told me how compelling it is. It encapsulates how they feel either as a person stuck in the row or the Orange Lady breaking out of the mold to become the person they want to be. Personally, I am inspired by the Orange Lady!
(2) What were your inspirations in writing it? What is the message that you want to
impart to your readers?
I always wanted to be writer growing up. I wrote articles for my school newspaper, I wrote poems, and short stories, but I got serious about having a career as a writer after college. It then decided to pursue a career as a television film writer and ended up working as as Assistant to Executives on a variety of popular shows and on the movie “Get Him To The Greek”. My career expanded early on as a talk show host/producer and with each episode I researched for Yin N Yang, I came up with more and more ideas about how to help people have healthier relationships and fuller lives with themselves and others. I drew from my own journey and my own struggles on how to achieve success, and knew if I was having to become a stronger, bolder person and overcome challenges, that others were going through the same thing. I wanted to tell people that they could change. I wanted to share what I discovered: that with a little bit of courage, fearlessness, your entire life could change for the better. Mine’s did! This is where the idea for Becoming Bold was sparked.
(3) What does “mining one’s inner audaciousness” mean?
Audacious means invulnerable to fear or intimidation, which is essentially being bold! Boldness also includes being direct, clear and honest even in the face of opposition. But I believe everyone has a level of boldness and audaciousness inside of them except the fire burned out. The switch was turned off. Fortunately, that switch is still there. It exists! The ability to be bold, audacious is possible, it’s just deep inside of us. It calls for us to make choices and moves that ignite those bold fires so we can turn that switch back on. When we do we’ll our life will change for the better. I love the quote that I use in the book because it so true and encompasses the ideas in Becoming Bold: “Courage [Boldness] is the greatest of all virtues. Because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.” (Samuel Johnson, Novelist, Poet)
(4) What are you doing to promote Becoming Bold?
I’ve been doing radio interviews across the U.S. I’ve also been sited in news articles. I was featured on Tom Joyner’s Black America Web.Com with Erica Taylor; and I’ll be a part of the Author’s Circle at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando, Florida next month. With my own dating and relationship talk show, Yin N Yang, I’m able to promote my book and discuss different ideas that I talk about in Becoming Bold. I’m also planning a book tour. Basically, I’m promoting my book in every way possible!
(5) What has been the response like to Becoming Bold?
The response has been fantastic! A friend told me that just by looking at the cover she felt stronger. She made a “bold” decision that she was vacillating on that ended up saving her $3000.00 dollars and she was motivated by the cover of Becoming Bold. Stories like that are what I’ve been hearing. It’s truly a blessing to be a blessing to others. It makes every second I spent writing the book worth it!
Relationship and dating guru Demetria Lucas shares the what-to-dos and what-not-to-dos for fabulous single living.
Pretty Tony offers an urban perspective to the age-old quest of men trying to understand women by first examining themselves with honesty. His first two novels, “Playaology” and “Playa Step Your Game Up” sent ripples throughout the community as his ‘keep it real’ street logic laid it bare. With “Who is she & What is she to you?,” Pretty Tony emerges as a seasoned street master decoding ultimate truths, bring hip hop flavor to the never ending questions men really have about women. He lends great insight from the mindset of a self professed “womanizer” with a perspective that is still relevant to everyday relationships.
(1) Tell us about the “who” in “Who is she & What is she to you?” Who is your book written for?
THE WHO IS OF COURSE WOMEN, IN GENERAL AND THE BOOK IS PRIMARILY AIMED AT MY BROTHERS OUT THERE IN THE WORLD.
(2) If you were to break down the book, is there a philosophy or a key insights that are shared?
THE BOOK IS BASED ON THE ‘PLAYAOLOGY’ PHILOSOPHY THAT PROMOTES A WAY OF LIFE THAT IS BASED ON COMMON SENSE AND CONSCIOUS THINKING TO ENABLE A GOOD AND PRODUCTIVE LIFE.
(3) Why do so many relationships seem to need “counseling”?
BECAUSE MOST OF US DON’T TAKE ENOUGH TIME TO DEAL WITH THE MAN/WOMAN IN THE MIRROR AND ALL OF THE ISSUES THAT WE’VE HAD OVER OUR LIFETIME, THEN WE GET INTO RELATIONSHIPS AND NOW WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH MORE ISSUES FROM OUR PARTNERS, AND EVERYONE INVOLVED IS TOO BUSY FRONTING.
(4) Are men missing something in being able to be involved in a relationship?
THATS A GOOD QUESTION THAT COULD HAVE SO MANY ANSWERS BUT I’LL ROLL WITH THIS, MOST MEN ARE EMOTIONALLY DETACHED AND HAVE A ”BETTER THEM THAN ME ” MENTALITY, SO WE NEVER TRULY PARTAKE IN FORMING THE BONDS OF LOVE NEEDED TO TRULY LET A RELATIONSHIP BLOSSOM, BEING IN THE STREETS, POPULAR CULTURE AND SINGLE PARENT HOMES HAVE HAD QUITE AN EFFECT ON US, AND SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE WE’VE LOST THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, WHEN IT COMES TO BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP OR EVEN LOOKING FOR WHAT WE WANT FROM OUR PARTNERS.
(5) What has been the feedback like for “Who is she & What is she to you”?
THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN POSITIVE BECAUSE THE BOOK IS SO REAL AND COMES ACROSS WITH RAW HONESTY, SO THAT ANYONE THAT READS IT CAN FEEL WHERE I’M COMING FROM AND THE FACT THAT ITS COMIN FROM A GENUINE PLAYA MAKES IT ALL THE MORE INTERESTING.
by Ondrea L. Davis & J’son M. Lee
Love between a man and a woman remains a mystery to many of us. The differences between the sexes will perplex our minds until the end of time. Love is parallel to none when it comes down to the impact that it has on our lives. For adolescents, it can change the course of emotions and academic performance. For adults, it can add purpose and fulfillment to our daily lives. For seniors, it can bring a warm feeling of comfort that embodies the ideal of twilight years.
How could my husband be GAY? is an autobiographical look into the life of Ondrea L. Davis. On the outside, Ondrea’s life is nothing short of a fairy tale. She has a dream home, the perfect husband and three beautiful children. Ondrea soon discovers that her husband, Marceous King, is not the man she thought she married. Exhausting all efforts to salvage her marriage, Ondrea finds herself in the fight of her life. In the process, she uncovers a highly sophisticated web of deception and shocking secrets. Marceous will stop at nothing to keep Ondrea from exposing the truth and derailing his plan – even if it means destroying her in the process.
Listen to Ondrea’s voice and hear her thoughts as scripted by J’son’s pen. Feel her pain as she struggles even until this very day. This painful experience is riddled further by a diverse conglomeration of talent: the mastermind behind such a powerful novel – a married family man, a single mother of three beautiful children and an urban gay professional. This team birthed a poignant, true tale of pain, distrust and at times fervent passion. This work is a testament of what life really is about – LOVE without boundaries.
Have you ever ignored any red flags regarding your mate? How could my husband be GAY? may cause you to never make that mistake again.
You can purchase your copy today at www.foresight-publishing.com. For the ebook format, visit Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Available May 12, 2011 as a Kindle Edition
Witty, crass, insightful, and uproarious, The Champ and Panama Jackson of VerySmartBrothas.com combine a unique blend of past experiences, tongue-in-cheek observations, timely pop-culture references, and outlandish analogies to create their occasionally exasperating but always entertaining relationship expertise. And, whether they’re addressing the importance of Facebook chivalry, listing signs that he’s a “pretend playa”, outing the “Diva Dudes”, or outlining why a working sense of humor is so critical when recording a personal sex tape, Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm at Night is the definitive guide for the contemporary dater.
Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm at Night: The Very Smart Brothas Guide to Dating, Mating, and Fighting Crime
Black Passenger Yellow Cabs: Of Exile and Excess in Japan
by Stefhen F.D. Bryan
Black Passenger, Yellow Cabs: A Memoir Of Exile and Excess In Japan, provides a gritty, explicit rendering of a life ravaged by sexual addiction in a land little known for such wanton exploits. Born in the Caribbean, Stefhen F.D. Bryan describes in frank detail an abusive childhood from which he emerged with an obsessive lust that would plague him for nearly 40 years.
Bryan immigrated to Japan solely to indulge his extreme fixation on East and Southeast Asian women. But rather than merely penning a series of sexual conquests, he interweaves his story with extensive research on the sociology and psychology of women in modern-day Japan, exploring the societal norms that made them easy prey to the sexual deviance he could not control.
The memoir describes Bryan’s carnal adventures through a cultural lens that touches on interracial relationships, promiscuity, patriarchy and abortion. Included is sex research that one reviewer asserts “would make Kinsey proud.”
From the dirty streets of a Jamaica that tourists never see to a pastoral Japan, Bryan takes the reader on an eye-opening journey of discovery.