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Welcome to December of Books Giveaway!
It’s giveaway time again!
This month we will have more than one winner. That is because we have wonderful Sponsors this month for this giveaway.
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We’ll be selecting five (5) winners to receive Prize #1 for 5 Winners: I Am …The Unsetting Truth by T.H. Moore & 5 – “I Am” T-Shirts; Prize #2 for 2 Winners: 2 Paperbacks of Crowning Glory River’s Journey: A novel by Taylor Thompson; Prize #3 for 1 Winner: 1 Audiobook of Reigny Days (Reign Novellas Book 1) by Brittany Marie Baker; Prize # 4 for 2 Winners: 2 Paperback Copies of What It Is (Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man’s Blues) by Clifford Thompson
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 5 Winners: I Am …The Unsetting Truth by T.H. Moore & 5 – “I Am” T-Shirts
Sandy and Xavier are young, accomplished, and happily married, living their American dream. Xavier, a police sergeant, sees himself as Sandy’s protector, while Sandy’s professional ambitions and work as a surgeon inspire her husband. Together they’ve forged the perfect life together. Or so they thought, until a tragedy in the couple’s affluent suburb causes a ripple effect that will forever change their world. The aftermath of the incident spreads to DC’s halls of justice, threatening democracy as we know it—and the relationship Sandy and Xavier once thought they had. Deception and repressed rage spawn a murdering spree that forces battle lines to be drawn, and everyone must choose a side. The burden of swift and commensurate justice falls upon a DC jury charged with delivering the country from the threat of total anarchy. Blood will be spilled. Bodies will drop. Yet, regardless of the jury’s verdict, America will never be the same again.
Meet the Author
I was born and lived in Southwest Philadelphia until relocating to Camden, New Jersey at the age of ten. I was like every other child in my neighborhood except I was an only child. As an adolescent I wished countless times my mother would give me a brother or sister to grow up with but I guess the universe had other plans. Being raised an only child cultivated an active imagination that ultimately led me to write numerous stories in secret. Then, as an adult working overseas, I was inspired to blend my personal experiences with my imagination. This recipe formulated the blueprint of my debut novel, The End Justifies the Means by T.H. Moore that was published in 2006. Ten years later I penned my second novel, The Devil’s Whisper. This story is uniquely creative fiction that ventures away from the inspiration of my own life experiences. In The Devil’s Whisper, I chose to dive into a darker set of dual protagonists whose sole objective is to survive the hellish circumstances of the world they live in. Which bring us to my latest novel, I AM… where I force readers to experience a fictional cultural reckoning spawned by the ingrained cultural bias of corrupt police officers. My hope is my novel, I AM…, will help spawn the unsettling, yet necessary, conversation American citizens must have to ultimately resolve the strained relationship between police officers and the communities they patrol. I am the proud father of one son, Jason. I’m an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. I’m currently a resident of the D.C. Metro area where I’m working on the next two installments of The Devil’s Whisper trilogy. But of course, my mind continues to swirl with countless stories.
Prize #2 for 2 Winners: 2 Paperbacks of Crowning Glory River’s Journey: A novel by Taylor Thompson
Crowning Glory River’s Journey, a story about passion and dreams in the dark and dangerous world of child abuse, bigotry, and lust introduces the reader to River. Her personal metaphorical journey must become a physical one, away from the 1950’s racism of Hopewell, Texas if River is to successfully navigate her way through the maze of sexual, racial, gender, and work identities. Only then will she be able to discover and embrace her true worth as a black woman. Along the way there is much she must escape. Greg: her faithful but bland older husband; Adam, who awakens her sexually, and Manders, the white police chief who is determined to drive her away from a hard-won and successful business. Thompson has written a compelling story. River’s odyssey of pain and resurrection is a story for our time, raising powerful challenges to our cultural complacency regarding violence against the human spirit.
Meet the Author
Taylor Thompson, a native Texan, was born in Bryan and grew up in Houston. She demonstrated early capabilities in the creative arts as a member of her church’s choir, a drill team dancer, and a painter. Creative writing was her first true love, and that love has remained steadfast over the years. Taylor holds degrees in psychology and biology. She merged her technical and artistic talents to forge a career as a leading technical instructor at two chemical companies, writing the training manuals used in the training. She made Chicago’s southside home for about 15 years before returning to Houston. She is a proud mom and grandmother, active in her church, still loves to sing and play piano and is a voracious reader.
Prize #3 for 1 Winner: 1 Audiobook of Reigny Days (Reign Novellas Book 1) by Brittany Marie Baker
What happens when your mind becomes your worst enemy?
Convinced that she will live her best life in college, Reign decides to pack up and leave her small Michigan town for Illinois. Upon freshman year, Reign quickly learns that not everything that glitters is gold. The fight of her life begins now.
Reigny Days follows a young African American woman, as she navigates through mental health, college, and relationships.
Meet the Author
Brittany Baker is a fictional writer who grew up in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Growing up as an only child, it can get lonely at times. To entertain herself as a child, Brittany would create a fictional world of characters. She penned her first novel series in the 8th grade and became published at the age of 17. Currently, Brittany is a recent Purdue graduate and works in the mental health field. She continues to write relatable stories full of wisdom, suspense, drama, and a bit of romance.
Prize # 4 for 2 Winners: 2 Paperback Copies of What It Is (Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man’s Blues) by Clifford Thompson
An African-American writer’s concise, heartfelt take on the state of his nation, exploring the war between the values he has always held and the reality with which he is confronted in twenty-first-century America.
In the tradition of James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me comes Clifford Thompson’s What It Is. Thompson was raised to believe in treating every person of every color as an individual, and he decided as a young man that America, despite its history of racial oppression, was his home as much as anyone else’s. As a middle-aged, happily married father of biracial children, Thompson finds himself questioning his most deeply held convictions when the race-baiting Donald Trump ascends to the presidency–elected by whites, whom Thompson had refused to judge as a group, and who make up the majority in this country Thompson had called his own.
In the grip of contradictory emotions, Thompson turns for guidance to the wisdom of writers he admires while knowing that the answers to his questions about America ultimately lie in America itself. Through interviews with a small but varied group of Americans he hears sharply divergent opinions about what is happening in the country while trying to find his own answers–conclusions based not on conventional wisdom or on what he would like to believe, but on what he sees.
Meet the Author
Clifford Thompson’s work has appeared in publications including The Best American Essays 2018, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Threepenny Review, and Village Voice. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award for nonfiction and teaches at New York University, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Bennington Writing Seminars. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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