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  • SEAN SEAN IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER : CARL BROOKINS TAKES CENTERSTAGE

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    THE CASE OF THE STOLEN CASE: CARL BROOKINS
     
    Sean Sean is back in a new murder mystery packed with colorful characters, wild chases that will make the cyclone at Coney Island seem tame, and connections to shady characters, the mob and other gangs that will keep him busy and in dangerous situations. Summoned to meet with Salvatore Belassario at the scene of a tragic house fire in Saint Paul, Sean despite his better instincts decides to assist him in solving the mystery of a murder and robbery that took place eight years ago. Within this murder and robbery as the embers burn and the smell of death permeates in the air, there is a hint that a traveling band of thieves, some in jail and others still at large have plans to conduct real estate scams, find a missing suitcase with millions of dollars as he has to deal with organized crime, the Feds, and making sure that his lover and life partner Catherine Mckerney is safe and unharmed. Just what is in this silver-colored case: Money, jewels or nothing? Targeting Catherine and dealing with the mob, the Feds and more Sean Sean needs to find out who started the fire, why and hopefully get his own form of retribution. Join me for my interview with this author and see what SEAN SEAN is deaing with now. Fran Lewis

  • Eden Undone: What if Eve Said No? -- Write Stuff -- 3/28/2017

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    What if Eve had said no? Take the biblical tale of Creation. And then ask… what if Eve… had said no? Would evil have given up? Or would it have carried on, scheming, waiting to pounce? And what then? From that joy-filled world where the lion lies down with the lamb, where there is perfect relationship and neither death nor sadness nor dissonance… how would that Unfallen family, mirroring God’s heart, react to the Fallen – and the other way around? By imagining a universe in which the Fall is deferred by a generation, the book allows us to go behind the scenes to live and experience the events and characters of Genesis 1-4 from the inside, rather than reading about them from the outside. From first temptation to eventual fall, and the unravelling of relationship leading to that first, most shocking, conclusion, and the grace which follows, we smile, laugh, wince, mourn and rejoice with those inhabiting those days. What might it really have been like before the Fall? In practical terms. And after? The novel is in two halves. Part I is set in Eden, from first moments of consciousness to cataclysmic Fall. Part II follows Cain and his family as they build their lives outside Eden’s boundaries, and the relationships which are destroyed and rebuilt. Two great Trees. Of Life, and of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Only one forbidden. What happens when the fruit of the forbidden one is eaten? And why?
    Listen in to a fascinating discussion with author Anna Lindsay's book, Eden Undone. You can listen in by calling in at 646-668-8485. Download Stitcher on your mobile device, or click on the link here.

  • SPOTLIGHT ATONE FOR THE IVORY CLOUD

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    ATONE FOR THE IVORY CLOUD is a thriller about a brilliant composer and coder who goes undercover to trap hackers who have hijacked her website—to trade ivory. It is a story of survival in the face of impossible physical, virtual and cultural obstacles in a world where cybercrime controls the blood ivory supply chain.
    After coding a highly effective anti-piracy solution to protect her online symphony, she is outraged to discover that her code embedded in her nearly completed symphony is facilitating the carnage of African elephants. The CIA leaves her no option but to go deep undercover because only she knows how to manipulate her code hidden in her composition—and there’s no time re-engineer her code. She is deployed from New York with a savvy, but troubled street vendor to Tanzania, where he is from—and where the cyber trail goes dead. Their unlikely love affair is tested when they are abducted by a strongman who poaches elephants on a massive scale. To avoid betraying each other they abandon their CIA handlers. On their return to New York City, she finds a way to bring down the cybercrime syndicate, though she must choose to defend her right to online privacy, or sacrifice it — along with her symphony and her hero—for a greater good. Join me in the chat room for this interesting discussion. Fran Lewis: Just reviews/MJ Magazine/ MJ network

  • Love Line With Allyson M. Deese interviews Shae "Middle Class Matchmaker" Primus

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    Join Author Allyson M. Deese as she interviews Shae Primus, The Middle Class Matchmaker, Saturday 4/1 @ 7pm EST on Love Line Radio 

  • SPOTLIGHT: Terry Winetsky

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    Belagana-Belazana: An Outsider’s Quest in the Navajo Nation Terry Winetsky  
     
    A small Navajo town and a school filled with students with learning disabilities is the setting for this novel. Hired as an English as Second Language teacher, Sean learns that the dynamics of his job and the requirements have been changed. No longer teaching English he is now the PE teacher and the counselor for the dormitory and in charge of many of the staff. His assistant, Leonard, speaks the language and seems to have problems dealing with the bureaucratic end of things, the cultural differences and how to best help the students. Taking a tour of the school he learns about the limited funds, the fact that he is now the coach of all of the teams and that everything is not what he expected it to be. He also learns that the students are at times difficult and some even miss being home so much that they try to escape and run away. this interview will teach educators the true mean of dedication to the profession when you meet Sean Noland and the staff of Raven Point. Fran Lewis: MJ magazine and Just reviews

  • New York Times Best Selling Author, KiKi Swinson

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    Kiki Swinson is the national bestselling author of over 30 novels and short stories. A star of the street lit genre—crime novels in an urban setting—Swinson’s works feature resilient women making tough, and sometimes not quite legal, decisions to survive. Her novels, inspired by her experiences and a five-year stint in federal prison, have sold over 1 million copies. She completed her first novel while incarcerated and her second novel, Wifey, became the first book in one of today’s best-selling street lit series. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, and a former hustler’s wife, Swinson resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Visit her online at KikiSwinson.net.

  • THE FIXER: THE KILLING KIND

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    The Fixer: The Killing Kind
    by Jill Amy Rosenblatt
    Tour April 1-18, 2017
     
    Kat’s back and in over her head with crooks, cops... and killers.
    Christmas is around the corner but professional “fixer” Katerina Mills isn't feeling the holiday spirit, juggling college classes, a lovesick cop, and demanding clients.
    Obnoxious hedge fund manager Simon Marcus wants his prized Porsche back from his vengeful wife. The job is hard enough until wise guy Anthony DeSucci shows up and orders her to bring the car to him.
    Rock star writer, Paul Patel needs something “special” to finish his next bestseller, something that will get Katerina a “Go Straight to Jail” card if she gets caught.
    And what about mysterious Thomas Gallagher? His jobs are simple and easy. Is he just a bored billionaire, or is he watching Kat’s every move, making his own plans for her?As the jobs heat up, handsome, elusive thief Alexander Winter re-enters Kat’s life to tutor her in all things criminal. But can she trust him?
    Katerina Mills is still haunted by her first assignment...and her first assignment is about to come back to haunt her...a deadly enemy who's closer than she thinks... Kat falls into the hands of a mob, a druglord, killers and many others who require her services. Learn more when you listen to my interview with author Jill Amy Rosenblatt.
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  • SPOTLIGHT CHARLES SALZBURG

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    A friendly poker game leads Henry Swann out to Hollywood where he treis to find the man, Rusty Jacobs, responsible for enbezzling one million dollars from his client, and then bring back the money. But, what happens instead is right out of an Abbot and Costello movies. Swann finds Jacobs but the money is missing and he thinks this Jacobs that he is going to be the next great film producer. Producing a film aimed at the Christian market. And the Money? GONE! St the same time his ridiculous so called partner Goldblatt has another case where Swann finds himself knee-deep in the New York City art world trying to get justice for another client. If that's not bad enough his son is missing but he hasn't seen him since he was four, his wife died and he sent him to live with his grandmother. All three cases leave you wondering about Swann, how he will manage to get the painting back, the money and hopefully find his son. Guilt-ridden Swann has to take time to find his son in between these two cases. Fran lewis: Just reviews/MJ magazine Welcome author Charles Salzburg and SWANN's WAY OUT!

  • Love Line With Allyson Interviews Teresa B. Howell

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    Join author, Allyson M. Deese as she interviews author and educator, Teresa B. Howell. 

  • Author Sadeqa Johnson

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    Sadeqa Johnson, a former public relations manager, spent several years working with well-known authors such as JK Rowling, Bebe Moore Campbell, Amy Tan and Bishop TD Jakes before becoming an author herself. Her debut novel, Love in a Carry-on Bag is the recipient of the 2013 Phillis Wheatley award for Best Fiction and the 2012 USA Best Book award for African-American fiction.  She is a motivation speaker, inspirational blogger, wife and mother of three incredible children.