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Welcome to the Sparkle Time Giveaway Hop 2021!
It’s giveaway time again! We have bust open our treasure trove of prizes this month for an amazing giveaway.
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Click on the titles to read more about the books we are giving away. To enter the giveaway fill out the RAFFLECOPTER below. No purchase necessary. Must be a US resident and 16 yrs or older to enter.
~~ PRIZE #1 ~~
2 Winners will get an E-book of Black Isis: Witch Academy by Roz Carter.
Kiya Covington is your typical teenager — she deals with family stuff, friend drama, her mom, who is… a challenge. Oh, and she’s a witch. Actually, she comes from a long line of Black witches, but that’s just ordinary life for Kiya.
When tragedy strikes at home, instead of being comforted by her family, she’s sent off to the exclusive Black Isis Witch Academy. From the little information she’s given, it’s the academy where witches from all the best Black witch families go for finishing.
Black Isis sits protected by ancient magic, undisturbed in The Great Dismal Swamp in North Carolina. What happens during her first year at Black Isis is beyond anything Kiya could have imagined. She and the other baby witches will forge bonds and break them as they learn what it means to study their craft under the watchful eye of Headmistress Pendergrass, at Black Isis Witch Academy.
Black Isis is the spellbinding story of Kiya Covington, a young, Black teenage witch. If you want a story filled with the adventures of teenage witches learning their craft in a witch academy unlike any other, Black Isis Witch Academy is for you.
About the Author
Roz Carter lives in one of the most haunted neighborhoods in Philadelphia. She holds a degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Pennsylvania. While she enjoys writing in many genres, she often returns to the sinister.
~~ PRIZE #2 ~~
1 Winner will get 1 paperback copy of Staying Motivated in Hard Times: Your guide to self-development, wisdom, and Plain Truth by Patrice Nicholas
Do you have motivation? This book sure does, it is the perfect read for anyone who needs a cup of motivation. We as humans go through tons of emotions daily, and sometimes it’s hard to relax. This book is a breath of fresh air and your guide to real life, self-development, wisdom, and the plain truth. If you want to go harder in life, you have to do what champions do! If you want to be successful, you have to turn that dream into a reality. If you want to change a bad habit, you must first change your mindset. I write for that boy who is suffering from depression, for that girl who wants to achieve her goals, for that man who needs encouragement through his marriage, for that woman who is getting physically abused by her husband, and for anyone who needs that extra boost of motivation. I give you real people with real problems to help you get through any situation.
About the Author
Patrice Nicholas resides in Southern Louisiana. She is the self-published author of the poetry collection entitled: Experiencing the love world and reality, and self-development book Staying motivated in hard times. She has had a passion for creative writing since the age of 12. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to great audiobooks, some of her favorites are, The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership by John C. Maxwell, The laws of human nature by Robert Greene, and Superbrain by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E.Tanzi. She also loves computers. She holds a degree in Business and Computer Science. One of her inspirations in life is the late Dr.Maya Angelou. Patrice has a taste for different genres, but her favorite type of books are fiction, self-help, and young adults.
~~ PRIZE #3 ~~
3 Winners will get an E-book of Reality in Chaos by Monique Kelley
When Simone, Taylor, And Jacqueline graduated from Hampton University they had their lives planned out. They knew exactly what they wanted to do, where they wanted to be, and how their lives would unfold. Then life happens… As each of these ladies approaches the milestone of 40 they have to navigate through unexpected twists and turns that life throws their way. What happens when the life you thought you were going to have is hit with the Reality in the Chaos life brings? Meet Simone Monroe Just six months ago Simone had the fairytale wedding of the century to her “dream” husband only to realize six months later, the actual marriage didn’t fit the fairytale she had in mind. Simone always thought it was better to be married than single and alone. As Simone learns the truth behind her marriage and her husband she is faced with realizing that not all fairytales turn out how you meticulously planned in your mind. Meet Taylor Ross Taylor has made a life for herself as one of the most talented artists of her generation. She brings magic to each canvas she touches with her brush. Taylor controls every single stroke, color, and direction with each piece of artwork she creates. But the one thing Taylor can’t control is her brother and his mental illness. When Taylor tries to take on mental illness head-on she is faced with the reality that some things in life cannot be fixed with a paintbrush. Meet Jacqueline “Jackie” McKinley When Jackie graduated from Hampton University with her degree in theatre there wasn’t a doubt in her mind that she would move to LA and become a Hollywood megastar, to her very successful corporate mother’s chagrin. After years and years of waiting for her big break in Hollywood, she gets an opportunity of a lifetime that changes her life forever. But was the price of fame worth it? The Ladies of Reality in Chaos: Through the ups and downs of life one thing is consistent for these three women… their friendship. With the love, sisterhood, and bond these three ladies share they are able to keep each other going as they begin their 4th decade of life and are each faced with the Reality in Chaos life brings.
About the Author
Dating expert, blogger, and former Hollywood studio executive Monique Kelley is set to release her debut novel, Reality in Chaos (January 2021, Black Rose Writing – Paperback and Ebook). Kelley is no stranger to the spotlight as the celebrated persona behind the popular blog “Confessions of a Serial Dater in L.A.,” an identity she initially kept a secret as she hilariously and poignantly chronicled the trials and travails of her post-divorce dating life. To the delight of the blog’s fans, she finally stepped out from behind the keyboard in 2015 and revealed her identity to her following, creating a phenomenon among single ladies in Los Angeles. The resident dating expert on “Access Live” (NBC), “California Live” (NBC), “Good Day L.A.” (FOX), and “The Tamron Hall Show” (ABC). Kelley is also well-known as the host of the must-attend “Cocktails and Confessions” nightlife series. Hosted at tony Hollywood hot spots twice a year, Kelley gathers fans and friends in an intimate setting to facilitate a talk show-style conversation and get-together with candid talk about modern dating and relationships. Reality in Chaos, a story of enduring friendship, centers on Simone, Taylor, and Jackie, a trio of besties who met in college and are now approaching their Fabulous Forties. The novel chronicles their ups, downs, and reality checks as they manage career, family, marriage, caregiving, and more. It is a complex and intriguing story filled with relatable moments that readers can imagine happening in their own lives – and the tale reminds us that in the end, love and friendship endure all things. This engrossing page-turner brings to mind themes from such classics as Waiting to Exhale (Terry McMillian), Sisters and Lovers (Connie Briscoe), and Tryin’ To Sleep in the Bed You Made (Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant). More recent comparative titles include Another Brooklyn (Jacqueline Woodson), The Perfect Find (Tia Williams), Living the Dream (Lauren Berry), and How We Met (Katy Regan).
~~ PRIZE #4 ~~
2 Winners will get a Hardcover copy of In Search of the Color Purple by Salamishah Tillet
Mixing cultural criticism, literary history, biography, and memoir, an exploration of Alice Walker’s critically acclaimed and controversial novel, The Color Purple
Alice Walker made history in 1983 when she became the ﬁrst black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Color Purple. Published in the Reagan era amid a severe backlash to civil rights, the Jazz Age novel tells the story of racial and gender inequality through the life of a 14-year-old girl from Georgia who is haunted by domestic and sexual violence.
Prominent academic and activist Salamishah Tillet combines cultural criticism, history, and memoir to explore Walker’s epistolary novel and shows how it has inﬂuenced and been informed by the zeitgeist. The Color Purple received both praise and criticism upon publication, and the conversation it sparked around race and gender still continues today. It has been adapted for an Oscar-nominated ﬁlm and a hit Broadway musical.
Through archival research and interviews with Walker, Oprah Winfrey, and Quincy Jones (among others), Tillet studies Walker’s life and how themes of violence emerged in her earlier work. Reading The Color Purple at age 15 was a groundbreaking experience for Tillet. It continues to resonate with her—as a sexual violence survivor, as a teacher of the novel, and as an accomplished academic.
Provocative and personal, In Search of The Color Purple is a bold work from an important public intellectual and captures Alice Walker’s seminal role in rethinking sexuality, intersectional feminism, and racial and gender politics.
About the Author
Salamishah Tillet is a scholar, cultural critic, and activist. A professor at Rutgers University–Newark and previously a professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, she is a contributing critic-at-large for the New York Times. With her sister, she co-founded A Long Walk Home, a Chicago-based national nonproﬁt that uses art to empower young people to end violence against girls and women. She lives in New Jersey.
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