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Welcome to the MLK Giveaway Hop, which is hosted by The Caffeinated Reviewer & Mocha Girls Read. And this month, we have a great giveaway!
MLK Day Giveaway
We will be giving away two books to several winners who reside in the US only.
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5 winners will be able to pick from the E-book or Paperback of War of the Heart: An Achim Jeffers Novel by Josiah J Starr.
Achim Jeffers had no illusions of being a hero or some savior. He was again faced with another a covert mission. This one, involving dangerous and lawless cops. Achim’s shadowy bosses needed him to expose the cop’s secrets and obtain justice for the beleaguered black citizens of New Orleans. This was the very profession Achim left his Sunday pulpit to pursue. Now as a ruthless hitman, he enjoyed these types of missions and dedicated the rebirth of his new life towards fulfilling them.
Yet, somewhere in between unearthing evidence of greed, lies, and murders, Achim found himself torn. A mysterious and elusive black cop had stolen his heart, making an already risky mission more difficult and confused. The professional assassin had somehow fallen in love with one of his targets, Detective Jessica Baker. Jessica’s beautiful golden smile, and intoxicating eyes had captured him, launching Achim’s heart into a state of war.
For Achim, the stakes are high, and he must somehow win the war waging within his soul while answering the hardest question of all. Does he embrace his heart’s desire for Jessica Baker, or does he quench his righteous thirst for justice? Find out in this action-packed novel.
About the Author
osiah J. Starr established Spirit of 1811 Publishing in 2019 in order to promote an agenda of empowerment within the Black Community through black owned and controlled media. He is a staunch proponent of black ownership and economic empowerment. Born to a military family in Erlangon Germany, Josiah was well traveled as a young child before ultimately settling down in the small town of Homer, Louisiana.
Upon graduating High School, Josiah earned an athletic scholarship and attended Southern University in Shreveport for two years. After moving to Baton Rouge he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southern A&M University. After college, Josiah served in the United States Coast Guard as a Commissioned Officer. In the Coast Guard stationed aboard several USCG cutters and served in Bahrain, Kuwait and Iraqi during Operation Enduring Freedom.
After his military service Josiah decided to continue to follow his passion for traveling the world’s oceans and earned his Merchant Mariner’s license. He currently operates vessels in the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, Pacific Ocean, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Josiah is the husband to the lovely Brittani Starr and the father of his young son Azariah J. Starr. Josiah is the son of John Henry and Naomi Starr and the brother of Johnnie, Marcus, Jeremiah and Jedidiah Starr.
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*** Prize #2 ***
3 winners will get an E-book of Thriving While Black: The Act of Surviving and Thriving in the Same Space by Cori Jamal Williams.
“Thriving While Black“ sets out to explore the psychological and emotional consequences of being Black in corporate America. “Ain’t I an American?” the famous words of Langston Hughes, is a question every Black person unwittingly asks themselves. The playing field for Whites and Blacks is not equal, whether in education, science and technology, life expectancy, earning, or social strata. Blacks have been discriminated against and excluded based on their skin color, which creates the question of what their place is in America.There exist persistent Black inequalities in the structural make up of America; inequalities not inherent due to the differences in the abilities of Whites and Blacks but instead, due to the differences in access to opportunities between the two groups.Black workers in corporate America have to grapple with racial microaggressions in the workplace, which often involves White workers assuming that their Black counterparts are intellectually inferior to them. Thus, Blacks are passed over when important decisions are being made because of the belief that they have nothing intellectual to bring to the table; a phenomenon that is an obstacle to the upward mobility of Blacks in different organizations.“Thriving While Black“ portrays that Blacks are Americans too and should not have to be seen as less and unequal! Their humanity should not be reduced to mere negative stereotypes. If America truly prides itself in diversity, there shouldn’t be a forced need for Blacks to adopt mainstream White culture, hair styling, speech mannerisms, dress codes, etc., and neglect their own African-American identity just to fit into corporate America. The beauty of diversity is not gathering different and diverse people and trying to make them act the same way. Instead, it is bringing diverse people together and allowing their diversity to thrive. This is the focus of this book.
About the Author
Cori Williams MSW L.C.S.W is a graduate from the prestigious Boston University located in the heart of Boston Massachusetts. A multifaceted entrepreneur, Cori is the owner of Wilmore Marketing Consultants LLC. a Marketing Firm out of Atlanta Ga. offering Internet Marketing Solutions for consumers and business owners. In his latest endeavor as an Executive Life Coach, he is the founder of Quintessential Wellness Solutions LLC., a Family Therapy & Executive Life Coaching Practice and Co-Owner of B&M Enterprises which is a real estate investors company.
Before his entrepreneurial success, Williams worked in the Nonprofit industry for 12 years holding various leadership roles. In his career years, he assisted with establishing GED curriculum workshop for adult learners and facilitated numerous workshops for first-time fathers who struggle with maintaining consistency in the lives of their children and face social and emotional barriers which has prevented them from consistently engaging in the lives of their children in the urban communities.
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