Sunday, October 27, 2013

Reader Of The Week Rita King

       Understanding your target audience has a big say so in whether or not you will succeed at being an author. It helps to sit down and listen to what readers has to say from time to time. So this week My Urban Books  sat down with avid reader Rita King and asked her questions pertaining to the literary world. Be prepared to take notes authors, because this week’s reader of the week tells all.

My Urban Books: Who is Rita?
Rita King: Rita, who by the way is Cherita Smith -King, is a sexy, strong-willed, loving, fun, supporter, well-wisher, confident, God fearing woman and wife, mother of two. A cosmetologist and confidante friend to few but still an acquaintance to others. I enjoy whipping up hair, cooking, eating, shopping for gadgets, going to book signings, entertaining, and I love NFL and getaways!!! Who's Rita?? This is me!!!!!
My Urban Books: What genres do you read? Which is you favorite and why?
Rita King:  I enjoy reading urban lit, epic contemporary & fantasy, erotica, crime, and comedy! For me it’s a tie between urban lit & crime because it the excitement of the plot that has me enthralled.
My Urban Books: Approximately how many books do you read in a week?
Rita King: It usually is 3-4 books a week depending on length and my schedule.
My Urban Books: What are your reading pet peeves?
Rita King: NO EDITING and TYPESETTING, and using the same models and poses from other peoples work!!! Ugh.
My Urban Books: Besides a novel having a good storyline what else must it have in order for you to pick it up?
 Rita King: It has to have great eye-popping, originality with the cover designs and graphics that say "Open me!!!” length and the texture of the paper.
My Urban Books: Are you team paperback or team ebook?
Rita King: I am definitely team paperback  but because of the literary times and limited area of the African American section in bookstores in my area (WDC) I seem to have been buying more ebooks.
My Urban Books: Have you ever written anything?
Rita King: LOL actually I was 8 when I wrote it and the name was The Bird Which Lost His Song! It was based on my young life with me singing, in the church choir, but as a bird who lost my voice in the park. My name was in pig Latin, Iritache!!
My Urban Books: The social media, do you think it helps, or harms authors?
Rita King: Both!!! Pro: it can get your name out there but...Con: if you depend on social media to promote for you then you will never get established in the literary world because we won't know who you really are. That's pimping us for you!
My Urban Books: How long is to long for an author to release a sequel to a book?
Rita King: 12 months and more. Personally I can forget the storyline whether good or not and have to waste time rereading the last novel.
My Urban Books: What advice would you like to give authors?
Rita King: My first advice would be to take pleasure in your books. These are your babies, a replica of you. It should be a story in which you want to read yourselves. Secondly, take pride in your work by editing, typesetting and communicating with your readers either by personal appearances, email or social media.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It Ain't Easy Being Jazzy by Quanie Miller

Jazzy secretly wants to get back together with her ex boyfriend, Curtis, so when he calls and reveals that he’s got something important to tell her, she’s got no idea that he’s about to propose—to her first cousin and bitter rival, Mercedes.
The annual family dinner is coming up, and fearing that she will spend the evening seething while Mercedes flaunts her four carat engagement ring in her face, Jazzy asks Reggie, an Adonis she met at the mall, to accompany her. As fate would have it, not only did Reggie and Mercedes used to date; that backstabbing, leopard print wearing cow is still carrying a torch for him!  Revenge. It’s never been so sweet.
But falling for ReggieHoly crap! That wasn’t part of the plan! She’s got enough on her plate as it is with a mother who spies on the neighbors and a sister and best friend with man problems that could land them on Jerry Springer. So when Curtis comes sniffing around again—this time, with an accusation that sends her blood pressure shooting through the roof—the one good nerve that Jazzy’s got left has just about run its course.
Quanie Miller grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana. She fell in love with reading at an early age and spent most of her time at the Iberia Parish Library discovering new authors like R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike (she was often found walking back home from the library with a stack of books that went up to her chin). She holds degrees from Louisiana State University and San Jose State University. She has been the recipient of the James Phelan Literary Award, the Louis King Thore Scholarship, the BEA Student Scriptwriting Award, and the Vicki Hudson Emerging Writing Prize. She loves writing humorous stories about strong willed, sassy women who can’t keep themselves out of trouble. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and is currently, as always, working on another novel. To find out more about Quanie and her works in progress visit

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Secret Worth Keeping by Lakisha Johnson

Shelby is a career woman turned housewife who enjoys the friendships that have been built with her 5 best friends; Camille, Lynesha, Raylin, Kerri and Chloe. They are all career women with different businesses or careers, husbands and even children but something is missing, something they can’t find at home, in a store or even in a book. So, they search for this missing piece in the beds, arms, cars, offices and even in storage rooms of other men who don’t mind paying for what Dem Dam Divas can offer. They enjoy the thrill of sneaking, creeping and even vacationing on someone else’s dime but what happens when it all becomes too much? From being found guilty with no evidence, secretly wanting someone who doesn’t want you, loving only to not be loved back, caught up in a dream that you’re about to be awaken from; will it be worth it in the end? Will their secret lives be revealed and will it become too much to handle? Will they regret their actions or stand by them? Will they finally question whether this secret is really worth keeping?



“Good morning, Ray; Mr. Johnson is waiting to see you in his office.”
Thanks Ashley, I said. I knocked on the door that was already slightly open. “Hey, you wanted to see me?” He motioned for me to come in while he finished up a call. Once he hung up, he looked at me with the slight hint of an attitude and said, “Yea, since I didn’t hear from you this weekend!”
“Oh, do I detect an attitude?  Seeing that I am not your wife, I don’t have to check in.”
He said, “You may not be my wife but I pay you like you are!”
“Yea, you pay because it’s worth every dollar and I do the things your wife doesn’t. Now, if you don’t want anything I have some work to do.” 
He grabbed me by the arm before I could move and pushed me up against his desk. He pushed the intercom, “Yes, Mr. Johnson;” said Ashley.
“Ray and I will be busy for the next 30 minutes, no interruptions!” he barked.
“Yes sir,” she said.
He pushed up my pencil skirt and ran his fingers between my legs, surprised that I had no panties on as he hurriedly tried to undo his pants.
“Slow down baby, she ain’t going nowhere.”
“I know but dam, she’s so hot and wet!” he said. 
“Yea I know but remember we are at work and I don’t need you screaming like a girl!”
He laughed and said, “Then put something in my mouth to shut me up.” I, of course obliged.
I pulled my skirt the rest of the way up, pushed myself back on his desk and spread my legs wide enough for his head to nestle right in between them. I wanted him to get all the glory of my freshly shaved candy box and his tongue hit the bull’s eye on the first try and I was in Heaven. He parted my lips and sucked like he was trying to find how many licks until he got to the tootsie roll center!
“Oh my God!” is all I could say as I grabbed this man by the head.  As I begin to have an orgasm out of this world, he stood and I took every inch of his long, thick cock as I wrapped my legs around his back.  I put my hands on his ass and I pushed until I made sure I had it all. 
“Dam girl!” he said as I laid back a little further to make sure he was feeling every bit of me. Oh, don’t get me wrong; I love this sex but I won’t let him see it. I grabbed his arms and rocked with him until we both came together. 
“Baby, you will make a man sign over his company for that shit!”
“Yea, I know. Consider that a thank you for our trip this weekend,” I said as I walked out passed Ashley smiling before he even had a chance to respond. 
LaKisha Johnson is a girl after God’s own heart; doing what she believes to be her purpose..writing.  In addition to being a self-publised author, she’s also a wife of 15 years, mother of 2 and native of Memphis, TN. She comes from a huge family and has always been the go to girl whenever someone needed a poem written or read, an acknowledgement that would convey just what they were thinking or even an occassion written for that special day. She’s an all-around talented lady that makes everything she touch turn to gold. She has 2 degrees from Southwest TN Community College both in Information Technology and has worked in the corporate field for over 15 years. She is also a dedicated blogger, delivering a devotional blog 5 days per week entitled ”Kisha’s Daily Devotionals.”
LaKisha wants readers of her books to step outside the box and read with imagination.  She wants them reeled in from the front cover to the last word, enjoying every second in between, asking for more.  She doesn’t proclaim to be the best writer or even author in the world..she just proclaims to be blessed because her motto is ”God’s purpose is bigger than any problem!”