Friday, August 29, 2014

Chatting it Up with Author NeNe Capri

Can you please tell us who is NeNe Capri?
I am the Author of several Urban Fiction novels which includes, The Pussy Trap series, Trust No Bitch series, Tainted: Lies. Fear. And Death, Love is Blind a book where 100% of the proceeds go to fight against domestic violence and my new release Dream Weaver. I am the CEO of Boss Lady Publishing, Also Co-Founder of Writing Royalty and Writing Royalty Entertainment. I wear many hats author, publisher, book agent and paralegal. But, in all of my I have been blessed to accomplish the most important title, is Mom. Everything I do is for my princess.
What was your inspiration behind your first book?
Besides the fact that I had a story to tell, I loved the energy of the readers. I love the look on a readers face when they meet their favorite author for the first time, and the life in their eyes when they express their feeling about the characters and events in the book. To me as an author, there is no greater feeling.

What do you wish more people knew about the publishing side of things?
It is real work. It is not just make a logo, book cover, and upload. You have to teach and train your team. The work has to be professionally edited, typeset and presented in a way that will establish who you are as a company and brand. The publisher is then responsible for availing themselves of the knowledge of the industry, study, read, and research. The Publisher must set up a platform for their authors to sell books knowing that social media is not the only avenue if you want to see your team successful.
What would you consider your greatest accomplishment?
Personally, having my daughter. Professionally, I haven’t done it yet ;).
Do you have a philosophy by which you live?
“Good things come to those who wait…But only what’s left from those who hustle.”
What type of legacy would you like to leave for your readers?
I would like my reading Bosses to know, that with each book, I left my heart on the page.
How important was a "platform" in selling your books?
Having a platform is very crucial to the sale of a book. Each product has an audience. As the author we have to write with our target audience in mind, then we have to market in accordance to our readers and the readers who would never read our style of writing. But if you write only for you and your community, you will miss out on meeting a whole world of great readers.
Do you have book signings coming up where readers can meet you?
Yes, I do. I will be in Texas in October 3-6 with Sisters of Essence Book Club keep your eyes peeled for updates and advertisements.
Can you tell us about your upcoming project(s)?
I am currently working on The Pussy Trap 4 and Tainted 2. I also have a new series I will be introducing at the end of the year. Dun, dun, dunnnnnn…#Trappin
What advice do you have to an aspiring author?
Study your craft. Learn the elements of language and disruption. Don’t rush the process or skip steps editing, cover art, formatting, marketing, promoting, and contracts you should know something about every aspect of the industry, before you even get started. Your favorite authors put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get where they are, if you want what they have, you have to do what they have done. Learn and study the art and tell a different story, be honest to your pen. Admire the work of others then go create the opposite, your readers are waiting for you. Build a brand you will be proud to stand on.
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Boss Lady Publishing was founded and is headed by the best-selling author NeNe Capri. Nene started her writing journey under the tutelage of New York Times bestselling Author Wahida Clark releasing her first series of books called The Pussy Trap. It would be three years and three books later that she would use the knowledge learned to write independently which catapulted her into starting “Boss Lady Publishing” the journey was full of obstacles but well worth every step. In 2014 NeNe secured an imprint for Boss Lady Publishing under the Literary Powerhouse G Street Chronicles.           Boss Lady Publishing is dedicated to giving authors a platform for their work where they can learn the craft and grow with their art. We are looking for authors with drive, ambition and a hunger for knowledge of the industry and the art of great story telling. With the wisdom and experience our team has gathered our authors will have the opportunity to expose their work to thousands of readers, reviewers and lovers of the written word. NeNe Capri has formed a radio show called Writing Royalty Radio in which she helps provide a voice for Authors, Poets, Musicians so that the reading and listening community gets to know the Artist behind the pen.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BLOG TOUR: She's Got Her Own by Kem M. Smith


Genre: Urban Fiction/Women Fiction

Paperback: 196 pages

ISBN-10: 1495455866
ISBN-13: 978-1495455865
Recommended Age Group 18 +

About The Author
Kem Smith is well known as the Owner of K.I.S.S. Fitness Studio. Equally at home in the health and physical fitness sector as she is in the world of words, Smith is the author of both non-fiction and fiction. In 2012, she released her debut title Sexy by the Weekend: A Practical Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life, which encouraged readers to get their sexy back using 7 practical keys for glamorous, alluring, and exciting living. She is also the author of two other titles, Swag on 10, a gripping tale about a young man who believes swag is everything until he experiences God swag and Why I Quit Teaching, a new teacher’s guide to surviving and thriving in the classroom.

Smith graduated from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. A former teacher of English, Reading, Writing and Communication Arts, Smith has taught in elementary, middle and high school as well as serving as an Adjunct Professor for St. Louis Community College. She served as an active participant in Missouri Writers Workshop for over 7 years and has had her poetry published in Missouri Teachers Write magazine. Smith earned post-graduate course credit from University of Missouri in Teaching Writing Inquiry.

In addition to running her fitness business, writing books and nurturing her family, Smith is a writer for Education for All, Inc.'s Involved Parent Magazine and will be featured in the anthology "I Define Me" being published by the Nia Group Stl, Inc. Smith has written for the St. Louis American on education choices, been interviewed on several radio and television shows including Teacha Tigue's Let's Talk Shop on 1380AM The Woman, on Nichelle Womack's Small Business Hour on 690AM, along with segments on Great Day St. Louis and News Channel 9 special program focused on Teaching the Teachers.

The daughter of a military father, Kem Smith was born in Amberg, Germany. She has lived in North St. Louis County since her family returned to the United States. She resides in St. Louis with her husband and children.
About The Book
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She’s Got Her Own by Kem M. Smith is a gripping tale of two people desperately wanting to make their marriage and family work, but wanting to find personal happiness themselves!

Sharay and Brian are a young couple trying to cope with a big lifestyle change. Sharay is a successful business woman who has quit her job to homeschool her kids. However, raising four children while keeping her faith and sanity has proved to be a bit more than she can handle. Things get even more complicated when an old boyfriend from her past shows up wanting to ignite a new romance he feels still has some spark left.

Sharay’s husband Brian is a hardworking man who just wants some recognition in church, to see his sons grow up to be strong, successful black men and to have a happy marriage. But he finds his world is slowly crumbling when Sharay doesn’t have the same future in mind.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

2014 Black Writers And Book Clubs (BWABC) Literacy Festival

The BWABC Literacy Festival is a FREE festival that is family friendly. We have 50+ authors who will convene in  Memphis (maybe you are one of them) the weekend of September 19-20, 2014.  These authors travel from across the country and some are local authors, but all come for the sake of helping to 'promote literacy one community at a time.'

Do us a favor, and forward, tweet, and share this email with at least 25 of your loyal contacts. Invite them to attend the festival this year. Our authors write in a variety of genres so there will be something for EVERYONE to read and enjoy. 

So, come out, support our authors, promote literacy, all while having fun a the festival. You can win door prizes, enter raffles, participate in a one of a kind Game Show, attend panel discussions, walk the purple carpet, take photo ops and of course purchase autographed copies of books from some of the nations' most talented authors!

We want to see you September 20, 2014, Hilton Memphis, Southeast Ballroom, 939 Ridge Lake Boulevard, Memphis, TN.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blog Tour: Sinful Secrets by M'Hogany

Symone Johnson, a 29 female Dr. Phil, is a well-known and successful counselor who thrives on helping troubled couples. With her simple approach, “Confess, Assess, and Address, then you can eliminate stress”

With two sisters married and with children, Symone faces the hardships of an overbearing mother whom takes it upon herself to play cupid with her life and won’t take no for an answer. Dating for Symone isn’t easy either, then again it never is for the daughter of a prominent pastor. Her life is under a magnifying glass being a member of the First Family. Every step she makes is scrutinized and judged, and she has to make daddy look good at all times.

When a forbidden love ensues, will Symone follow the word of GOD and live according to her overbearing parents, or will she follow the beat of her heart? No matter the choice, things are about to get real in the Johnson compound!


About the Author: An ambitious young woman, born, bread, and raised in Dallas, TX, we introduce to you M’Hogany. From a very young age, she’s put thoughts to paper and let her creative side roam free. “I wasn’t like most girls keeping journals or diaries. Whatever I thought, I put to paper.” With a few poems suggested for publishing in her early childhood, she decided to pursue other venues of artistry. “Music is my life. I eat, sleep, and breathe all things musical. You can catch me singing almost anywhere.” As she embarks on the road of literature, she delves back into writing putting it all on paper.  Expect future works from this young writer and keep an ear at the ready as she embarks on her musical and literal endeavors.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

Title: Run
Author: Eve Vaughn
Genre: Dark Romance, Futuristic, Multicultural
Release Date: September, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday



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Title: That Girl

Author: HJ Bellus

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 12, 2014


Review: Layers of the Past

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Layers of the Past by AlTonya Washington

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Altonya Washington blew me away with this story. It has all the makings of a movie… love, sensuality, steamy sex with a touch of mystery.

Kamari and Huron are a couple who has everything stacked against them including secrets. As we know, secrets can destroy any relationship but it brought this couple closer together. Huron is very protective of the love of his life and will stop at nothing to protect her as he knows his past will catch up to him sooner or later. Will he be able to protect her from his demons? Will Kamari stick around after Huron’s secrets are revealed?

This story will take you on a roller coaster as you try to keep us with the constant drama unfolding. As a standalone (since I have not read the first book, Layers), the characters were well developed. I knew the depth of each character’s personality and could relate to their emotions as they went through the trials and tribulations.

Great job and I will be going back to the read Layers.

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Book Tour: Layers of the Past by Altonya Washington


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Book Title: Layers of the Past (Age recommended 18 +)

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Paperback: 310 pages

Publisher: Al Tonya Washington (July 3, 2014)

ISBN-10: 0991181409
ISBN-13: 978-0991181407

About The Author

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AlTonya Washington has been a published romance novelist for 10 years. In 2013, her Harlequin Kimani novel "His Texas Touch" won the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Series Romance of 2012. In addition to being an author, AlTonya also works as a college Reference Librarian. Writing as T. Onyx, AlTonya released her latest erotica "Ravenous: Ruler of Perfection II" in 2013. Her newest title with Harlequin Kimani is "Provocative Passion" nominated for an AMB Ovation Award for Outstanding Interracial Romance and the sequel to the January 2013 release "Provocative Territory". In November she will release "A Lover's Debt", the 17th title in the Ramsey Tesano saga.

About The Book


Huron Base has a name synonymous with power and intimidation. He’s made no apologies for doing what’s been necessary to survive a life rooted in poverty and pain. Endeavors drenched in blood and marked with bone have become his trademark in spite of his desire to be more-to be better. When he meets troubleshooter, Kamari Grade that desire receives the spark it’s been waiting on. It’s the spark that motivates Huron to once again strive to rise above his circumstances and at last become the better man he wants to be. Change however, has its consequences...and its dangers. Many of Huron’s associates aren’t so supportive of his new found...desires. They are especially wary of his new found love. Kamari is a recognizable force in her field-one that keeps her too enmeshed in the circles of law enforcement that Huron’s associates strive to avoid. Huron knows that Kam doesn’t care who he was, only who he is- the man she loves. Still, he won’t allow that to blind him to what has to be done-the steps that must be taken to keep the woman he loves from becoming a casualty in a war between new enemies.

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