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  • 00:46

    Evening with Ella and Jumata Emill Jones

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    NEVER DEAD by Jumata Emill Jones
    Read Chapter 1 of Never Dead
    http://www.audioacrobat.com/note/CpRXM1Xs  

    THE PERFECT COUPLE?
    Emerson McGee has spent most of his life living with a secret, and the first-year law student’s menacing struggle with his sexuality is only the half of it. His wife, Danielle, has her own scars of adolescent heartache—which she thinly veils behind her façade as an upper-middle class princess.

    The newlywed’s cookie-cutter marriage is abruptly interrupted when they make a reluctant move into the quaint house Emerson inherited from his deceased grandmother. Unbeknownst to them, there’s already something else living there: A malevolent entity hell-bent on exposing its connection to Emerson and the tragic secret they share.

    A GHOST’S STORY
    While a mysterious narrator recounts the details of his abject life, the McGees’ vengeful poltergeist pulls Danielle deeper into a mystery that has haunted an impoverished ghetto in South Baton Rouge—aptly called “‘Da Bottom”—for nearly a decade, and spills into the provocative world of New Orleans hoodoo. Before its final scare, Never Dead concludes with a bloody twist the McGees never saw coming.

    NEVER DEAD  Book Review:
    “Never Dead” is a combination of mystery and paranormal. There was a little erotica as well. Tastefully written erotica. Mr. Jones did an excellent job developing this group of complex characters. I cannot wait to read more stories written by this author. I recommend “Never Dead” to readers looking for a good suspense novel.
    Reviewed by Jennifer Coissiere, APOOO BookClub

     

  • 03:40

    Black Books Wkn -Day 4 Social Media and Digital Publishing

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    Our Black Books Weekend theme this year is "Celebrating Our Past ... Embracing our Future."

    Georgia Peach Author Showcase
    Featured Authors and Panelists:
    1. Marissa Monteilh
    2. Miranda Parker
    3. Gail McFarland
    4. Jean Holloway
    5. Electa Rome Parks
    6. Dwan Abrams


    • SHIFTING: Social Media and Digital Publishing Workshop and Panel Discussion

    Creating a Social Media-based Brand. Moderated by Ella Curry, EDC Creations Media Group

    Featured Authors and Panelists:
    1. Makeda Smith, Jazzmyne Public Relations
    2. Susan Malone, Malone Editorial
    3. Dee Stewawart,  Dee Stewart Gospel PR
    4. Shelia Goss, Author and Web Designer
    5. Ella Curry, president of Black Pearls Magazine

    • Continue the Legacy: Then, Now and Later
    Panel Discussion: Are you proud of the State of Black Books? Are today's writers leaving the same solid literary legacy of the PAST writers and authors? 
    Featured Special Guests and Bookclubs
    1. Gwendolyn Carter, Around the Way Publications
    2. LaSheer Lee, Round Table Literary Bookclub
    3. Tashmir Parks, SistahFriends Bookclub
    4. Carmela Gordon, SisthaFriends Bookclub
    5. Ella Curr, Sankofa Literary Society


     

  • 03:34

    Black Books Wkn- Day 3 Living Your Joy: Book Inspiration

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    • Live Your Joy: Inspiration Behind Great Books
    Panel Discussion with 9 Fabulously Successful Authors. Is it ever TOO late to write your book? Literary Legends discuss their journey to publication. How to balance life behind the book, with life in front of the reading public?

    Featured Authors and Panelists:
    1. Lutishia Lovely
    2. Jacqueline E. Luckett
    3. Pat Tucker
    4. ReShonda Tate Billingsley
    5. Victoria Christopher Murray
    6. Marsha McGhee Childs
    7. Shelia Goss
    8. Cheryl Lacey Donovan
    9. Trice Hickman

    • A Purpose Driven Life in Lit: Spirit-filled Sunday

    Featured Readings: Faith-based fiction and Christian fiction.   Shining the spotlight on all history themed books, non-fiction,  poetry books,  and memoirs.

    Featured Authors and Panelists:
    1. Shana Burton
    2. Rhonda Bowen
    3. Taffy Wagner
    4. Sherryle K. Jackson
    5. Sharon Ewell Foster (podcast)
    6. Patricia Haley  (podcast)
    7. Terri D.  (podcast)
    8. Leroy McKenzie
    9. China Ball  (podcast)
    10. EN Joy

    The Black Books Weekend, hosted by EDC Creations, is a way to bring readers inside the publishing world .  Reflecting on the past, reconnecting with what matters most and renewing our passion for quality books—that’s our mission for hosting this online literary event!

    Black Books Weekend Panel Details are listed here: http://www.blackpearlsmagazine.com/blkbooksweeken2011.html

  • 03:59

    Black Books Wkn- Day 2 Black Marriage and Lost Minds Panel

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    • Lost Minds—Lost Chances: Mentoring For Our Brothers
    Authors and community leaders help Our Brothers With Advice On: Entrepreneurship; Networking; Mentors; and Leadership. 
     
    • Bookclub Town Hall: Literary Report Card
    Panel Discussion:  Bookclub presidents speak out on how have we grown or fallen behind in the last 20 years in the literary world.

    Featured Special Guests and Bookclubs
    1. Ramunda Young, MahonganyBooks Co-Owner
    2. Lynda Johnson, Go On Girl! Bookclub Co-Founder
    3. Tracey Y. Smith, Go On Girl! Member
    4. Jocelyn Lawson, Sweet Soul Sister Bookclub
    5. Marilyn Diamond, Daughters of Royalty Bookclub
    6. Te'Amo Edwards, Exquisite Ladies Bookclub
    7. Tashmir and Tasha Martin, SisterFriends Book Founders
    8. TaNisha Webb, KC Girlfriends Bookclub and Radio Show
    9. Lisa Renee Johnson, Sister on the Reading Edge
    10. LaSheer Lee, Round Table Literary Bookclub

    • Black Marriage: Connected or Conflicted
    Panel Discussion:   Is Black Marriage essential?  Are we teaching our kids to become responsible parents?

    Featured Authors and Panelists:
    1. Brandon Scott, Matchmaking firm-The Scott Firm
    2. Taffy Wagner, Author and Min.
    3. Trice Hickman, Author
    4. Cheryl Lacey Donovan, Author and Min.
    5. Arnita Fields, Author
    6. April Alisa Marquette
    7. Valerie Coleman, Author and Speaker
    8. Maisha McGhee Childs, Author
    9. Sherryle K. Jackson

     

  • 01:51

    Evening with Ella: Ericka Williams, Samara King, China Ball

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    Join host Ella Curry, president of EDC Creations as she greets the most talented authors on the planet. We will learn more about the featured books and hear the authors read from the new releases.   Featured Books: Undressed INC.  by Samara King, Embue, Ayanna Pierce and K. Carlton

    The Robin Hoods by Ericka Williams

    I AM Vanessa by China Ball  
    The Black Books Weekend, hosted by Ella Curry of EDC Creations Media Group, is a way to bring readers inside the publishing world and to share our journey. It is also a forum for readers to tell the publishing industry what they REALLY seek in Black Books. Reflecting on the past, reconnecting with what matters most and renewing our passion for quality books—that’s our mission for hosting this online literary event!
    Black Books Weekend Panel Details are listed here: http://www.blackpearlsmagazine.com/blkbooksweeken2011.html



     
    Become a guest on the show by visiting this link: http://www.edc-creations.com/banradiopromo.htm  

  • 03:11

    Evening with Ella and 10 Fabulous Authors

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    Join host Ella Curry, president of EDC Creations as she greets 10 of the most talented authors on the planet. You will preview books from 6 different genres!  The authors provide us with a wonderful mix of books as our pre-holiday sampler.  Enjoy!
    Authors Appearing on BAN Radio Show Sept. 9   -- Andrea Clinton,  -- Melissa Dorsey,  -- Noriko Chapman, 
    -- Vanessa Davis Griggs,  -- Taffy Wagner,  -- KP Smith, 
    -- Andrea Dixon,  -- Robert Moore,  -- Jamila Smith, and   -- Lakia Brandenbury
      Visit the EDC Creations website to become a guest on BAN Radio Show:  www.edc-creations.com

  • 01:28

    Evening with Ella and Kimberla Lawson Roby

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    Lawson Roby, has published 14 novels which include, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR, A DEEP DARK SECRET, THE BEST OF EVERYTHING, ONE IN A MILLION (a novella), SIN NO MORE, LOVE & LIES, CHANGING FACES , THE BEST-KEPT SECRET , TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING, A TASTE OF REALITY, IT’S A THIN LINE, CASTING THE FIRST STONE, HERE AND NOW , and her debut title, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS , which was originally self-published through her own company, Lenox Press.
    Her novels have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times and those in USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence Magazine, Upscale Magazine, Emerge Magazine, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, The Dallas Morning News, and The Austin Chronicle to name a few .
    In addition, Ms. Roby’s first novel was nominated for Blackboard’s 1998 and 1999 Fiction Book of the Year Award, and she received the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2001 for CASTING THE FIRST STONE. She is also the 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 recipient of the Author of the Year – Female award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show in New York, the recipient of the 1998
    Each of Ms. Roby’s novels have dealt with very real issues, including social status, gambling addiction, infidelity, single motherhood, infertility, sibling rivalry, corruption within the church, domestic violence, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse, care-giving of a parent, racial and gender discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, overweight issues, and female illnesses to name a few.

  • 00:46

    Evening with Ella and Cheryl Bannerman

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    Join host Ella Curry, president of EDC Creations as she greets the most talented authors on the planet. We will learn more about the featured books and hear the authors read from the new releases.
     
    Share this show with at least 10 of your friends! Give the Gift of Knowledge.  Visit the EDC Creations website: 

  • 01:36

    Evening with Ella and Nakia R. Laushaul

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    Nakia R. Laushaul  was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and now resides in Houston, Texas with her son. She is employed as a Finance Administrator for a furniture retailer.  She is an inspirational poet, novelist, and entrepreneur. In her free time she enjoys performing and listening to spoken word poetry.
    Nakia has always loved to read and early on in life guessed that writing would play a major role in her future. Nakia's career pursuits in writing did not come without obstacles. Finally, all the bottled-up imagination and thoughts that needed to be expressed on paper came pouring out.
    Inspired  and fueled by attempts to be molded into the norm, she began to write her first collection of poetry and essays titled The Truth As I See It which is set to be released in early 2010 by Serendipity Bound Books. Nakia remains determined to present the truth as she sees it in all facets of her writing, and hopes that her writing will inspire and serve a meaningful purpose for her readers. She is committed to challenging everyone in her reach to find compassion and empathy in the differences that exist among us all.   She is currently promoting her new book Running from Solace.   Nakia R. Laushaul truly believes that by doing what you love, you become happy! Go find your happiness . Visit with Nakia R. Laushaul
    www.NakiaRLaushaul.com
    Serendipity Bound Books