|Sat, May 11, 2013 at 4:31 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Are you a brown diamond? You have been magnificently created by the master carver and craftsman himself. He's given you a clarity, cut and carat that illuminates right through your body to produced a shine from within that no one can take away. So, I'll ask you again, are you a brown diamond?
Author, writer and producer Joseph H. James, Jr. has written a compelling and sultry novel entitled "Soul Baby". The romance novel 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 soul mate, as well as the wisdom of the older relatives about life lessons and relationships.
Visit the beautiful website to listen to the free audio of the prologue, view the hot music video with Broadway star Byron Utley and featuring top model Brigid Turner and the soulful book trailer. Review all of this before you read the captivating novel.
Go to: http://www.soulbabynovel.com
|Thurs, April 25, 2013 at 7:23 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Even the smallest shot of insanity can be deadly.
Nija "Morenike'" Matory has been writing short stories and poems since she was a young girl in elementary school. Her passion for reading and writing developed at an early age. "Reading was very important in my home, my parents' relationship started from the discussion of a book; reading created my family."
Taste of Insanity had only been available a month after its release on the book shelves when Amazon was forced to put up a notice informing patrons that the book was out of stock; this occurred more than once!
Author Morenike` is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and a graduate of Jackson State University, B.A. English. She is currently furthering her education completing course work required to receive her Masters of Art in English. Morenike' aspires to one day become a world-renowned novelist, focusing on African American literature (fiction), poems, and short stories that reflect the African American experience and community.
Morenike' recently sat down with inTOUCH to share how the smallest shot of insanity could be deadly.
InTOUCH: Miss Nija 'Morenike' Matory formally known as Morenike'; your name is unique in itself. What influenced you to become an author?
Morenike': I come from a family of avid readers so it was instilled in me to read, read, read. I'd read so many stories until I finally realized there is power in words. Writing chose me and I am grateful for my purpose and the ability to speak for the voiceless.
InTOUCH: It is so refreshing to meet someone that can appreciate reading! Today many would express how literacy is lost in many homes. How would you describe yourself as an author?
Morenike': I'm a no nonsense, wild, firecracker author. (She crosses her legs, laughs and continues to say) I don't play about my characters. They are the archetype and they represent a plethora of people; to insult my characters is to insult the people they represent and the real life issues and experiences which is the basis of it all.
InTOUCH: It is interesting that you use real life issues and experiences to build your characters. What is your main source of inspiration?
Morenike':My biggest inspiration are my supporters. People that continuously tell me, "I remember when you use to write all those stories in elementary, middle, and high school; don't give up." (she looks up) and I'm so thankful to receive the strength that I get from above. I really want my supporters to know that it is become of them. Everyone needs a support system and I am to blessed to have mine.
InTOUCH: Receiving your peers compliments must be very rewarding. Now, let's talk more about your debut novel!! Tell us about Taste of Insanity.
Morenike': (She sits back with a small grin to reply) Taste of Insanity is about three young women that are hit with some form of travesty in their lives which lands them in a mental institution. While there, they are faced with secrets and memories from their past, dealing with their present and therapy, and coping with what the future will bring. The book is published under La Femme Fatale Publishing and is now available on Amazon. I was really excited about the release on April 1, 2013. To walk in a library and see my book on the shelves was a dream come true!
InTOUCH: Now, we don't want to spoil it for the folks that have not read your book, but I must admit the plot is intense. Please explain to us what initiated the writing/planning process for this book?
Morenike': Honestly, the idea for this book has been with me since high school but people weren't ready to hear such a powerful story at the time. I wrote it all out when I was encouraged by the spirit to take action on my thoughts for the novel. The time was divinely ordained.
InTOUCH: For our audience that have yet to read the book please give them a little sneak peek of the ending.
Morenike': (She hesitates a little) well I must hold
|Fri, September 28, 2012 at 10:44 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Novella [Press Photo 01]
Tampa, Fla.-Blazing across the state of Florida like a raging firestorm, R&B/Pop newcomer Novella has been heating up clubs and radio alike with her bubbling debut single "I Can Be A Bitch" featuring Florida boss Famous Kid Brick.
Produced and written by musical geniuses Sekay and Marlon Jean, the sassy bad girl anthem boasts an energetic party groove, sonic synthesizers and driving drums as the urban pop diva sings with sass about her quick-to-the-minute mood swings. "I Can Be A Bitch" is the first single to be released off of her forthcoming EP, I Am Novella, due early 2013.
"My music is fresh, fun, fashion. It's eclectic and girl-empowering music," explains Novella. "I'm not afraid to take risks. I stand out because I do me and I can do it better than anyone else can."
Novella is the latest artist to blow from Florida-based hit factory Collab Mindz Productions. Established in 2001 by Frank "Sekay" Oliphant, the company has garnered gold accolades, been nominated for three Grammies and has cracked Billboard Â charts on several occasions with projects from Jaheim, J. Holiday and Charlie Wilson. And now Collab Mindz is setting fire with their sexy and seductive flamethrower Novella.
"In the music industry, you have to be smart and very tactical with every move you make," says Novella. "And Collab Mindz has really taken the time to mold me and show me the ins and outs of this business."
Born Devon Small in Largo, Fla., Novella knew that she wanted to be an artist since the first grade. She first took her talents seriously in high school as a member of female group Fynesse. Devon adopted the name Novella, Spanish for "soap opera" because "it best describes my crazy life," she explains.
Unfortunately, the group was short lived and eventually broke up due to creative differences. But now with all of that behind her, Novella is on the verge of setting the world on fire with her scorching new single "I Can Be a Bitch" featuring Hussch Boy recording artist Famous Kid Brick.
And with proven music industry veterans like Producer Sekay (Collab Mindz) and Amber Craft of Urban Addiction Entertainment Group backing her, they only way to go is up. "There is never a dull moment with my music. It's fun and a little eccentric," Novella describes. "But most of all, I keep it interesting!"
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