Soul Baby by Joseph H. James, Jr. This book is available for download on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes. Books must be read on an iOS device.
Soul Baby is a sensual, spirit-filled and educational journey into the lives of a group of upwardly mobile African American couples. After years of being married, Lloyd and Laney Dennison are having lack of trust and communication issues. Lloyd steps up and showers his beautiful wife with gifts, including the titillating novel Soul Baby. It is in the novel where Laney reads and becomes in tune with her own marriage. Each couple is struggling with their individual outlooks on companionship while coming to terms with their social identities. After seeking a confirmation from a very comical and smart comedian, they reach out and seek help from a wise but unorthodox therapist, Valeria Winters. Each of the couples comes to grip with hidden truths and insecurities. The stories are intertwined beautifully with wisdom, joy, excitement and deception. We'll learn from the therapist's hands-on evaluation about finding the perfect soulmate, as well as the wisdom of the older relatives about life lessons and relationships.
Today as I sat behind my lap top to write I was pleasantly surprised! My Editorial Calendar Commanded me to review The Sequin Wines varietal of Pinot Grigio!...and its going to be Served this Friday at Battle of the Sexes!!
Let me give you a little bit of background on Sequin Wines! Sequin Wines is a new brand that focuses on what we love best-the bubbly! Sparkling wine is fun, tastes amazing and really epitomizes the good life!! Its especially nice and light as we enter into the Spring and Summertimes events.
Sequin Wines Pinot Grigio Taste This wine is Delish! It is sweet with just a bit of dryness!...so if you are a new wine drinker and want something easy to your palate this is a superb crisp wine for you!!!...It is fun and tickles your mouth! If you have a more developed palate like me, you will love the fun and sweetness of the wine!!...and it will remind you of when you first started drinking wine.
One Wine Tip: Make sure that when serving or drinking this wine that it is positively chilled!! The colder this wine is-the better.
If you are curious about this wine and would like to taste it yourself, you can check it out at your local BevMo or you can come out to the Battle of the Sexes Event on Friday, May 17th!! And get a Complimentary Flight with your ticket!
In the Studio with Telisha Ng! This Tuesday, April 23rd ClassyBlackGirl is in the Studio with fellow Blogalicious Sista, Telisha Ng.
Telisha Ng, Battle of the Sexes & Goddess Intellect
Telisha is the Chief Blogger and Owner of Goddess Intellect a fabulous Blog about love, life, relationships and getting yours RIGHT!
Telisha Ng is also the creator of Battle of the Sexes! This wildly popular event is a standing room only event in NYC and Toronto, but now her show is on Tour and her first stop is in the Northern California Area on May 17th! Over the Next 4 Weeks She will be joining me on Classy Black Girls, The Last Word in Class Radio Show!
This Week we are Cutting the Sweet Potato Pie on Men with Kids!
* How to Handle the Baby Mama Drama
* Project Twins
* Moving In
* Hanging Out "As a Family"
* What if you Have Your Own Kids
* What if You WANT to have your own kids
* And all of the Dirt that happens when you are in a relationship with a man with kids!
What's the definition of a Soul Baby? "If you have self owned undeniable love and you practice daily in being a better you, then that makes you a Soul Baby," says Joseph H. James, Jr., the author of Soul Baby. The Soul Baby novel is available for download in all the eBook formats nationally and internationally. You can order a copy of the paperback from Lulu at www.lulu.com or go to the website at: www.soulbabynovel.com
Visit the website today to view the sultry music video, book trailer and listen to the dramatic audio of the prologue.
I still remember the first time I heard Scarface's "The Pimp" when I was 11 years old. Song had my mind all messed up.
Decades later Scarface and Willie D are still giving advice on what to do with the ladies...well mostly Willie D in these videos. In the clip above Willie D tells the fellas what really turns a woman on.
In the clip below Willie tells the ladies what some dudes think about a woman who gives it up on the first night, and Scarface disagrees.
Twenty-five years after the release of his hugely successful debut album No One Can Do It Better and the subsequent car crash that tragically took his voice, rap legend The D.O.C. announces his plans to reinvent himself in an exclusive new interview in Playboy magazine's April Sex & Music 2013 issue (on newsstands and i.Playboy.com Friday, March 15, 2013). Known as one of the most prolific ghostwriters in rap history, The D.O.C. has penned rhymes for legends including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eazy-E and Tupac. In Ghost in the Machine by Alex Pappademas , The D.O.C reveals that for the first time in his career, he will now write songs with new artists as part of a reality show titled HipHopDraft Presents I Got My Voice Backpremiering this spring. Playboy's exclusive interview and profile piece also discusses the following information:
The inside scoop on the violent Hollywood car crash that crushed The D.O.C.'s vocals, and how he went on to write hit songs with some of the greatest rappers of all time How The D.O.C. and Dr. Dre made hit records with Eazy-E and NWA How The D.O.C. worked with Dr. Dre to make The Chronic Why The D.O.C. is considered one of the single most influential people in gangster rap Details around how The D.O.C. and his business partner John Huffman IV plan to build the HipHopDraft into a TV show that creates great rap songs with the best new artists in Dallas, Texas and then in other cities around the world.
Dating is fun and really should be called the Ultimate Sorting Process, and NOT stressful!
Dating invloves meeting and greeting and trying to figure out if somebody is a good fit for more than friendship.
For many a church folk that is always going to come down to the basic question, "Are you church-going?"
I personally do not date men that are not saved. That's a fact like saying that I don't date women, sorry ladies-I just don't...for a saved woman, an unsaved man is not worth the trouble.
However, what happens when you see somebody new across the peus? Even if you sit in the front and pay really close attention to the Word, you can sometimes just catch the essence of a confident and Christian brother. And isn't that nice?
Well do you date him or don't you?
Me, I am a "No Go" on the Church Bro. Here is why:
1. First of all I hate to say this, but there is a very high chance that the brother is gay and on the Downlow. I know that I am going to get smashed for that, but hey, most Brothers don't come running to the Lord until they are married, old or sick. Neither of which would be appealing to me. I am not looking to be anybody's beard.
2. If they are straight they are getting ready to run circles around the deperate women in the church. And you are not going to catch me with my panties in a bunch when I need to have my mind on Jesus.
3. I dont like to eat and sh*t in the same place. I get fed the Word in church, I dont want to enter into a relationship that could turn explosive for him or me. Then one of us has to find a new church.
4. I dont want to be involved in church gossip. And dating, especially in the early stages causes Chickens to Cluck! Miss me with that.
5. I dont want my worship to be interefered with. I dont want to be districted when I am Praisng the Lord. By the time I bring a Brother to church, I want all of that puppy love to have died down to authentic and true friendship.
However if you do decide to go Church House Trolloping here are some Tips to Keep it Clean and Classy:
* Display Discretion in the quantity of men that you decide to date. * Move Slowly, have coffee, tea and lunch for the first few dates and don't get too serious. * Dont Share the Sugar, Until you are a committed exclusive couple, don't even think about sharing your relationship. * Dont change how you worship or sit. You don't want people asking you what happened if it doesn't work out and you don't want people in your business in the infancy stages of a good relationship. * Dont get physical, Having sex before its appropriate is usually when somebody gets hurt if feelings are not as mutual as the physical! * If it does not work out maintain a friendship, you will still have to serve with this gentleman.
Enjoy Your Dating Experience, and be selective when you do choose to settle down, because when you are married, that is supposed to be it!
Classily Yours, Sharelle D. Lowery www.ClassyBlackGirl.com | Blogger.Author.Speaker
"Mate, I remember thinking I've gotta make something of myself here," he recalls. "I just parked my car near where I lived. Thought about going upstairs, but the energy was so bad, so I slept in my car. That was a low point. And I did that for six weeks. Go home, take a shower, but there was nowhere to go." Check out the rest of the GQ UK interview here
I don't even care if I'm late with this, but this sexy chocolate just popped all over my screen today, and just to think I was going to have a bad day!.. How do you handle yourself around this man? not even the most respectful, classiest woman can uphold not to lust between them sheets.. On His Ambition For Elba, there is no going back. "My ambition has always been massive," he reflects. "I was known for hard work and I wanted to work on different things. I know people criticised that. Stay in your lane. Do what you're good at. But I'm not satisfied with that. I have ambitions to produce music and films, to direct, own a couple of restaurants. There's no rules to say I can't do that, but one can thwart one's own ambition by listening to people saying, 'Stay in your lane, you're doing too much.' I don't believe in that."
On Being Seen As A Sex Symbol The irony is I wake up every morning, look at myself in the mirror and think, "Woah, I look like a piece of s***." You watch yourself age and it's hard to feel like a sex symbol. Apparently, those days are for when you are a young man, and, yes, I get that thing, the litany of lust, I like that! But I'm not sure what it is they see, not to mention that, personally, I feel very awkward. There's no way all those women would ever sleep with me and go, "I really liked him." Some of them would go, "He was really boring or he was a bit aggressive or, urgh, actor." You know? But it's a compliment and it's a massive tool to use in sculpting a career, especially with what I do for a living, because I work in the face business. So it's a compliment and I use it accordingly.
The latest coming-out story in entertainment now comes from celebrated music executive Clive Davis. The 80-year-old is famed for his work with acts like Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson and more.
In his memoir The Soundtrack of My Life, Davis reveals that after separating with his wife in 1985, he held a 14-year relationship with a man. This was the first of two long-term same-sex relationships for Davis, who is currently in a seven-year courtship with a man.
"After my second marriage failed, I met a man who was also grounded in music," he wrote.
Having only had loving relationships and sexual intimacy with women, I opened myself up to the possibility that I could have that with a male, and found that I could."
Prior to his relationships with men, Davis was married to two women and has four children. In his memoir, Davis also shares that his coming out had negatively affected his relationship one of his sons. After what he described as a "trying year," the music executive and his son had settled the score.
Two interviews will be airing with Davis regarding the novel and his coming out. In his sit-down with Katie Couric, the so called "golden ear" reiterates that he is attracted to both sexes.
"I'm still attracted to women," he said. "You don't have to be one thing or another. For me, it's the person."
And in his interview with Nightline, Davis calls the concept of bisexuality "maligned and misunderstood," while assuring Cynthia McFadden that it does in fact exist.
"For over 50 years, I never had sex with males," he said in their interview on Nightline. "It was repressed; I had very good sexual relationships with women."
The "Soundtrack of My Life" also includes details on his early life as well as behind-the-scenes stories about some of music's biggest names like Janice Joplin and John Lennon.