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Aylsha Rhodes will be reading from her debut novel, Miracle.
Miracle is a story of personal triumph.The autobiographical truth of Ms. Alysha Rhodes. This book gives the deep details of what she went through during her sudden illness of Central Pontine Myelinolysis. She describes her journey and her recovery. Join us tonight on SWAG Radio as Alysha shares a piece of herself with the world.
On this episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be talking with Author SWIFT about his new novel, Motivation.
Author and Publisher Swift is a Milwaukee native, and the author of Motivation Pt. 1 & 2 and has been featured on varies websites and in several articles and magazines such as Code 414, MilwaukeeBlackInfo.com, and UrbanReviewsonline.com. Not being content with writing strictly in the non-fiction arena, he began to expand his portfolio by freelance writing in other genres. Recently his company, RH Publishing, landed an imprint distribution deal with the
Urban Literary Powerhouse G Street Chronicles. Swift is a passionate author who has dedicated several years of his career to building an influential showcase of reading material for his audience. Swift is an active member of his community; regularly volunteers at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission to help feed the homeless, and also facilitates adult reading literacy groups once a month. Enjoying the challenges of creativity and attention to detail Swift continues to
develop a series of Urban Novels.
In his world anything less than the top wasn't an option. Manipulating women, the streets, and everything in between will earn Keyshawn “Key” Watson not only money and prestige, but the privilege of being deemed as one of Milwaukee’s finest Players.
In pursuit of higher earnings, Key spreads his ring of prostitutes and thieves across the country. When tragedy strikes his camp in New Orleans he gains some unwanted attention from the U.S. Justice Department.
As federal agents begin to close in on him and two of his closest associates their case appears to be air tight while the charges continue to pile up.
On this episode of SWAG Radio, former co-host and owner of Little Lady Promotions, Author Shatika Turner will be reading from her #1 Best Selling Novel, A Fem's Playground.
All Patience Jones ever wanted was to be loved. After her father’s, mother’s, and lover’s selfishness prevented them from giving her what her heart desired, she said “The Hell w/them!” Patience began doing her own thing and that was breaking the hearts of many.... Will her hoeish ways cause her playground to crumble?
A Fem's Playground is jaw dropping, heartbreaking, and drama filled. Are you ready to Play?
Tonight on SWAG Radio Authoress Jauwel will be reading an excerpt from her Bestselling Novel Self Made Bitch.
‘Tell em to hold on, a real bitch is coming.’
Kahyla James was an ordinary girl with dreams of one day making it big. And she was well on her way, especially with a street gangsta like Anthony ‘Boston’ Dixon training her to be a self made bitch.
But when she was betrayed by the people that she loved the most it forced her to take actions into her own hands and show the city just how ruthless she could be.
Ride with Kahyla as she navigates the streets showing the gangsta’s that the penalty for betrayal is still death.
On this episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be talking with Makala Taylor.
Makala Taylor is 33 years old. She was born and raised in Louisiana. With the inspiration to fulfill a life long dream, Taylor self published her debut novel, Sweet Dreams, Beautiful Nightmares on June 25, 2013. Since then she has penned and published four other novels. As a new author, Makala hopes to inspire others to reach for the stars. Tonight she will be sharing her journey on SWAG Radio.
On this episode of SWAG Radio. Yara Kaleemah will read an excerpt from her upcoming novel, Gossip Village..... LIVE....
Gossip Village a story told from the view point of Mrs. Ida Mae Peabody, the nosey neighbor. Mrs. Peabody take us through the rollercoaster lifestyles of several members of a Newark NJ housing complex. Mita and Javier have been together through drugs and jail. Mita is trying to save her marriage but she finds herself in a whirlwind of drama when Javier is arrested, leaving her high and dry. Will she stick by her husband or find stabilty in the arms of another man? Vanessa has been doing drugs most of her life, sleeping with everyone for a taste of the dope. The only person she seeks love from is dying. Will she sober up or use dope to numb her pain? Marianna was livining in the fast lane, seeking attention from the corner boys. She just wants to get her box wet but has she bitten off more than she can chew by knowingly sleeping with two men who don't know they are father and son? While Mrs. Peabody wastes no time telling everybody's business she is keeping a terrible secret of her own. Will she be able to fess up before a fatal disease eats her alive?
On this episode of SWAG Radio Yara Kaleemah will be hosting an exclusive interview with Philly's own Wali Akindele, author of the 15th District and owner of Prolific Concepts.
Wali Akindele was born and raised in North Philadelphia’s Nicetown/Tioga section where he quickly learned dedication and perseverance. Fast forward to 2011 when he received a yellow envelope from the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, inside was an untitled, unfinished manuscript sent by his close friend and now label mate Andrew Jones, who shortly after received a life imprisonment sentence. Wali believed in this untitled work of art so much that he read the unfinished novel three times. Finally mustering up the nerve to put his pen to the paper he completed the manuscript and named it “15th District Chronicles of the 19124.” After receiving accolade for his first attempt at writing he penned two more features, a short story called “Tha Choice is Urs….Memoirs of The Block,” the first edition of “Tha Choice is Urs” series, and “Milligrams A Philadelphia Epidemic.” Out of his love for literature and his new found love for writing Wali Akindele, and his wife Ilene Akindele founded Prolific Concept Productions. Merging his old indoctrination of the hustle, and his entrepreneurial spirit Wali strives to make Prolific Concept Productions the publishing company of the future.
Book title: "15th District Chronicles of the 19124"
Author's names: Wali Akindele and Andrew Jones
Direct link to author's website: www.prolificconceptpro.com
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On this episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be talking with Kenni York about her best selling novel, My Friend, My Foe.
Kenni York is the author of over 11 titles to date. Kenni's love for the literary arts drives her every move. She has ghost written several novels, teaches creative writing classes for youth and adults in Atlanta, serves as the creative and executive producer for the online series Literary Ladies of the ATL, while still finding the time to pen her own titles. Kenni's works have a creative flare that is a combination of mind blowing dialogue, vivid details, and compelling story lines. Her goal is to make a difference with all of her projects and not just a dollar.
Chloe and Rayn are old high school friends but a shift occurred the moment Rayn's high school crush chose to be with Chloe. Now, all grown up with a fabulous career, a beautiful family, and a secret she intends to take to her grave, Chloe's beginning to wonder where her friendship with Rayn stands. Secret meetings...surprise visits...mysterious behavior...too close for comfort. Chloe notices all of these obscure occurrences from her high school bestie, leaving her to question whether Rayn is a friend or a foe. This cautionary novella will have you questioning whether your good intentions can be perceived as scandalous and whether or not your friendships are worth holding on to. But most importantly, it will provoke you to re-evaluate what's most important in your life.
On this episode of SWAG Radio, Yara Kaleemah will be chopping it up with Shelli Marie, author of Meesha, Myself and I and the Rose City Chick Series.
Shelli Marie was born and raised in an urban neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from Benson Polytechnic High School, she moved to Washington where she attended the Art and Fashion Institute of Seattle. After a failed marriage, she dropped out of school and moved back to Portland and began to hustle in order to provide for her family. Desiring a change in her life and a better education for her children, she relocated to Arizona, where she currently lives with three of her four children.
Shelli Marie started to read quite often, with her main interest being urban fiction. She could relate to it. “With a good book you can get all the hot and steamy stuff along with a great plot, not to mention, you can put any face you want on the characters.”
In 2012, Shelli began to take time out to write. Although it was a great challenge for her, she was anxious to chase her dreams. The writing style Shelli Marie possesses is quite different from most Urban Fiction Authors. When she pens her novels, she takes portions of her life and the lives of her closest friends, combines them and adds some fire, to create exceptional stories. The love for a good ‘take me away’ book is why Shelli Marie continues to write. She keeps it juicy, but ensures an easy flow for the most challenged readers. Although Shelli Marie originated as an indie author, she signed with Leo Sullivan of Sullivan Productions, LLC in July 2013. She’s known for: “Meesh” (series), Rose City Chic (series), and co-authored “Backstabbing and Payback B*#ches” (series) with Author Teruka B.
Joining us on this episode of SWAG Radio is Ms. Shauntrell Perry, author of Tales of A Plus Size Diva.
The Bigger the Berry; The Sweeter the Juice Lillian Burke learned a long time ago to embrace her curves and have the world dance to the beat of her music. As a certified Plus Size Diva she is definitely bout that life. But it wasn’t always that way; growing up she was constantly ridiculed and left searching for the right to be loved. That was until she decided that love don’t live here anymore. As you enter Lillian’s world prepare to change your definition of Diva. Follow along as she navigates the murky waters of love, betrayal, deceit and loyalty. In this world you never know who your true friends are.
On this episode of SWAG Radio, Miss Kim will be reading from her novel, Sweatin'. Sit back and enjoy the story: read along if you have it!
'Sweatin'' By Miss Kim:
Danielle Thompson has huge dreams of one day owning her own business featuring her writings. Working at the Reed’s Greeting Card shop, Dani becomes the protégé of her cool boss Mrs. Cheryl.
Nadine Hughes has found herself beaten and abandoned again. Will she seek revenge? Or remain with the man who loves her so violently?
Stephani has it all, none of which fill the void of motherhood. Her husband, rapidly climbing the corporate ladder has no time for babies and diapers. Under unfavorable conditions Stephani becomes pregnant, on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Suspense filled with page turning curiosity; see how these stories come together and paint a picture of true love and vivid deceit. Sweatin’ offers pure entertainment! This novel delivers the laugh, increases the suspense and teases the erotic nerve. Each chapter takes you on a tumultuous journey of Dani Thompson and the characters surrounding her life.
Sweatin’ pulls you in as it saves you with lessons of forgiveness, love and patience.
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