Monday, January 30, 2012
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Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Art of Deceit comes in many forms, but no matter what form it appears in it is always a manipulative and calculating gesture one places upon others for their own selfish gain. When being deceitful the victims feelings are never taken into consideration, instead they are trampled on and never given a second thought. But ask me if Tangie cares about anything I've just wrote, and I'll tell you calmly and simply, no.
When you want something you work hard for it, but main character Tangie from the Art of Deceit takes what she wants without apology or regret. This novel is original and creative in the sense where you never see the jaw dropping moments approaching. The smallest aspects are the most significant and a reality check for what you thought you knew. What Fabiola Joseph has penned is filled with secrets, heartache, confusion, and greed. It is betrayal times two. Take a look into the live's of the rich and famous and discover its nothing but a power struggle and everyone out for self.
The Art of the Deceit is a non-predictable, secrets oozing from under the bedroom door master piece. Everyone in your inner circle is a snake so prepare to get bit. No one is who they seem to be, and the suspense of when the other shoe will drop will keep you holding on to your book and questioning if Tangie is as slick as she think she is. Take a walk down the road called heart break and see just how far people will go when pushed. Each and every character has a secret and even though they are all in the music business their acting skills reveals they are in the wrong profession. Everyone gets out of character when Tangie enters the picture, even Tangie herself.
This novel ends with a cliff hanger and leaves you questioning who is left standing when the dust clears. Tangie is not done reeking havoc, in fact I think she's just begun. So stay tuned and keep an eye out for The Art of Deceit 2 because the best has yet to come.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Here's an UNEDITED peek inside A NICKEL FOR A KISS By Traci Bee:
The door swung open, casting the knob deeper into the gash in the drywall. A shower of chipped white paint drizzled to the existing pile on the floor. Twenty-one year old Marlene bolted inside the apartment belonging to her twin sister, Charlene and screamed at the top of her lungs.
“No..., Charlene! No!”... She collapsed to the matted carpet.
Big Momma scurried passed Marlene and raced across the room to her daughter, lifeless at the dining room table, slouched in a chair with a needled in her arm.
“Lord, Marlene. Find the ba-”
Before Big Momma’s instructions could flee her lips, she spotted Ginger, her one year old grandbaby seated on the kitchen floor in a swollen, leaky pamper covered in the flour she’d managed to pull from the refrigerator. The puddle of urine beneath her mixed with the flour and formed a pissy, yellow tainted dough. Baby Ginger’s eyes sparkled at the sight of her grandmother. Her lips caked in white flour, curled into a grin.
“No, Charlene! No!” Marlene cried. Her hair-raising whine serenaded the deathly scene like a haunting melody from an eerie movie.
Big Momma eased her daughter’s cold, lifeless body from the chair, down to the floor, unsure of what to do with the needle prodded in her flesh or the rubber tied around her arm. She stood from the floor, scooped up the baby and grabbed the phone from the wall in the kitchen to phone 9-1-1. In a voice as calm as a Sunday evening, Big Momma said, “operator. I believe my baby don’ overdosed.”
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Brandie: T. Styles you are dominating urban fiction.You have your own publishing company and people love your books, so tell me what is your definition of urban fiction?
T. Styles: Urban fiction encompasses stories and situations geared towards inner city life. Street fiction, on the other hand, targets individuals who will do anything they can to survive, using unconventional methods. Whether it is a single mom working two jobs, a dope boy moving packages, or a young mom collecting welfare with no plans to seek gainful employment. Street fiction in its purest showcases the survival of the fittest and the need to live and be seen.
Brandie: What is the hardest thing about owning Cartel Publications?
T.Styles: The hardest thing is selling your books and getting paid. Even though our percentage of unpaid books are lower than 5% because of our pay in advance policy, every now and again things happen. Luckily the people we deal with now right the wrongs immediately.
Brandie: Let's go back to your first novel Rainbow Heart, what was your inspiration for writing that novel?
T.Styles: Rainbow Heart was a journal I penned in 2004 as a means to relieve street. It turned itself into a novel in 2005 when it no longer depicted my life.
Brandie: Out of all the books you've written, which is your favorite and why?
T.Styles: I love every book I give birth too. Well, I'm still angry with Rainbow Heart because it does not show my talents properly. However, that's just me being hard on myself. Even still it is one of my babies. So I can't necessarily claim a favorite. How about anything with that CP logo on it. Let's start there!
Brandie: Once it comes to writing what is your biggest fear?
T.Styles: I'm a rebel, baby. I don't have a fear when it comes to writing. I always consider my readers and I always remain true to who I am now as an artist.Because of it, I won't find myself writing bullshit. If I had to pick a fear, being fake would be it.
Brandie: What do you believe urban fiction is missing?
T.Styles: I believe urban fiction is evolving. And I know when anything evolves: it goes through the growing stage. So I wouldn't dare look at it in its infantile state and say, "Urban fiction needs to grow the fuck up!" I just wait for it to happen. Besides, you have some heavyweight's in the game that are doing major things for the industry, but they are writing quality books too. If I could give advice I would say writers need to remain original. You can't build a solid career by trying to walk in somebody else's shoes. Because even if you wear the same size, they simply won't fit!
Brandie: The first book I've read by you was Shyt List and I must say that series did not disappoint. So please tell us, how did you come up with the concept, take us through the birth of Shyt List.
T.Styles: Shyt List came to me during a time I longed to be VERY ORIGINAL. I was under contract and couldn't use my name so I became Reign and Mikal Malone. However, publishers were not interested and they rejected both novels. Now we have a mass market deal for Shyt List and Pitbulls In A Skirt and we are about to shoot a movie for Shyt List. I thank GOD for my need to be unique.
Brandie: Speaking of shooting movies, Cartel Publications is now stepping into the movie scene. Which books can we expect to see on the big screen?
T.Styles: Cartel Urban Cinema, a Cartel Publications company, already filmed Pitbulls In A Skirt- The Movie which drops this year. We are also preparing to film Shyt List- The Movie this year. Then it will be Raunchy in 2013 or 2014.
Brandie: What new novels can we expect from you in the future? Do you have any names picked out?
T.Styles: It is January so the next novels from me are Shyt List 5, Redbone, and Raunchy 3.
Brandie: What advice would you give aspiring authors?
T.Styles: I would advise all aspiring authors to be their own boss and to be original. There are enough fakes in the world! Leave them to it!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Enter Goodreads giveaway and try to win Francis Ray's newest novel A Seductive Kiss
Monday, January 16, 2012
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
T.Styles series Shyt List will be made into a movie. She has made it known on her facebook page that casting calls will take place in July 2012, but people can now submit their pictures and/or resumes if you will like to be apart of the cast or crew. Check out their website.
As of yesterday authors Ashley & Jaquavis posted om their facebook page "Authors Ashley Jaquavis" that they are looking for interns to be apart of their on set staff for their movie Hard Six.
They wrote "Attenion all Michigan!! Calling for all interns who want to be a part of on set staff of Ashley & Jaquavis new movie Hard Six! inquire at 810-406-7575. Phone lines open for the next 48 hours!"