Welcome to December of Books Giveaway!
I have complete fell off of the grid with posting giveaways and new releases. Since way back in June (aka BEA19) life got interesting and busy and I am just now getting myself together. Kinda. So on to the books and the Giveaway!!
This month we are doing something a bit new. This month we will have more than one winner. That is because we have sponsors this month for this giveaway.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of our monthly giveaways, please click here —> and fill out our Author Submission Form and we will host a giveaway here for you.
We’ll be selecting five (5) winners to receive one (1) 1 Paperback of Ooga Booga: A Novel by Gerry Walker and one (1) of the five winners will get 1 Hard Copy of Heartaches by Donovan Lord and two (2) of the five winners will get 1 E-Book of Tri- Romance by Dana Littlejohn and… 2 more winners will get . So that means 5 winners will get two books each!
Fill out the RAFFLECOPTER below to enter. Click on the titles under the covers to read more about the book.
PRIZE #1 for 1 winner: 1 Hard Copy of Heartaches by Donovan Lord
An autobiographical poetry and art book, heartaches’ poems are as universal as they are personal. The poems are conceived as flashpoints of heartaches that reflect painful moments in the author’s life. Growing up gay, biracial (half-white and half-black), liberal and agnostic in small-town Texas imbued Donovan Lord’s life with a mountain full of heartaches. Told through poetry, heartaches revisits many painful moments in the life of the author from heartbreak, to suicide, and from racism to homophobia, heartaches reflect the various means of pain that the author has endured over a 25 year period. heartaches also features Donovan Lord’s artwork and photography in conjunction with each poem to elevate and complement the emotional experience of the book. An introspective, innovative debut, heartaches reminds us of the transformative power of emotional pain and the indomitable human spirit. This book is one for anyone who can relate to, at once, the unique and ubiquitous nature of the issues that heartaches addresses. Readers will finish this book not only knowing the journey of the author’s life but with a better understanding of themselves and by promoting the healing of heartache of one’s own.
Meet the Author
Donovan Lord is an author, poet, master of architecture, interior designer, artist, and college professor. He’s a true Renaissance Man. He resides in Dallas, Texas.
Prize #2 for 2 Winners: 1 E-Book of Tri- Romance by Dana Littlejohn
Twin sisters, Opal and Pearl Jefferson, and their best friend Debra Flores were living blissfully by their no strings attached rule, enjoying the many comforts of a good life. All was well in their world until Frank, Jake, Doug and Rakim entered into it. When one of the girls abandons their well practiced rule and falls in love, does her decision throw a monkey wrench into the lives of everyone else around her? Or does it open up the possibility for love to capture them all?
Meet the Author
I am Dana Littlejohn, author of sensual erotic romance. You will find that I write contemporary romances with just a hint of another genre to take it away from the ordinary. My stories will touch your heart and your soul and make your body feel like it’s being touched, too.
Imagination will take you places your money can not. I invite you into my world with open arms to see my imagination run wild…
Come along for the ride as I go on an imaginary trip into my world. You’ll enjoy every minute of this wild ride.
Prize #3 for 5 Winners: 1 Paperback of Ooga Booga: A Novel by Gerry Walker
It has been a few years since the deaths of Tamir, Michael, Philando, Eric, Tanisha, Freddie and Sandra. A mysterious affliction erases Black people’s ability to speak, while gifting them with a bizarre dialect that can stun those who hear it. When they are forced into concentration camps, Vanessa Landing – a young woman with a dark past – fights for their freedom, unaware of the web of deception awaiting her.
Meet the Author
Gerry Walker is an Amazon bestselling, award-winning author in Los Angeles. Breathing unapologetic complexity into Black characters who don’t (always) do the right thing is his jam. Plot and tone twists get him out of bed. His debut novel is “Pretty People Are Highly Flammable.” Also a screenwriter, Walker’s new screenplay, “Mover: Loosely Based on an Alternatively Factual Account of My Life as a Data Trafficker” is currently turning heads among Hollywood types, collecting semi-finalist boasting rights on the script competition circuit. Gerry sincerely believes that if you don’t throw his books across the room at least twice while reading them, he has failed you.
Prize #4 for 2 Winners: 1 Paperback of Driven Venise Berry
Driven explores my evolution as one of those bra-burning, pants wearing, education-getting, money-making, opinion-having, sex-enjoying, career-focused Black women who grew up in the 70s deciding to live life and live it abundantly with or without a man. Like many career women, I flew through my twenties and thirties and forties, but fifty brought everything to a sudden stop. My fiftieth birthday was like a spiritual thief that snuck up behind me, held a gun to my head, and demanded my soul. Offering words of wisdom, personal examples, cultural analysis, historical context, and suggestions for change, these essays will help readers think about the complexity of life’s choices and the challenges facing women today, particularly when it comes to relationships vs careers.
Meet the Author
Driven, Reflections on Love, Career, and the Pursuit of Happiness Biography – Venise Berry Venise Berry is the author of three national bestselling novels; So Good, An African American Love Story (Dutton Penguin, 1996), All of Me, A Voluptuous Tale (Dutton Penguin, 2000), and Colored Sugar Water (Dutton Penguin, 2002). She is currently finishing her fourth novel Pockets of Sanity. Racialism and the Media is an examination of mediated im- ages and messages concerning African American culture. It will be published by Peter Lang in 2019. Berry is also the co-editor of an anthology with Peter Lang, Black Culture & Experience: Contem- porary Issues (2015). Two non-fiction books on black film were co-authored with her brother S. Torriano Berry a retired, associate professor in Film at Howard University; The Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema (Scarecrow Press, 2007 & 2nd Ed. 2015) and The 50 Most Influential Black Films (Citadel 2001). Berry is published widely in creative and academic circles with numerous short stories, journal articles, and book chapters. Her research explores media, African Americans and popular culture. Her first co-edited anthology, Mediated Messages and African- American Culture: Contemporary Issues (Sage, 1996) won the Meyers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America in 1997. She was honored in 2018 with an Iowa History Makers Award from the African American Museum in Cedar Rapids Iowa. In 2003, she received the “Creative Contribution to Literature” award for Colored Sugar Water from the Zora Neale Hurston Society. All of Me received a 2001 Honor Book Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Berry is an associate professor in Journalism and African American Studies at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She received a bachelors degree (1977) in Journalism and a masters degree (1979) in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa. Her Ph.D. was awarded in 1989 in Radio. TV and Film at the University of Texas in Austin. Berry taught for 12 years at two historically black colleges, Texas Southern University and Huston-Tillotson College before returning to the University of Iowa. She serves on the faculty each winter in the Solstice low- residency creative writing program at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA and offers writing workshops every summer in the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. She has also conducted writing workshops with the Hurston/Wright Foundation and the Black Writers Conference and Reunion. If you would like to talk about a workshop or a presentation event see contact information below. Workshop/Presentation topics include: Weight and Wellness: Challenging Myths Success Strategies for the 21st Century Racialism and the Media Words That Set Us Free Food for the Spirit firstname.lastname@example.org veniseberry.com
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