.99 Cent Pre-sale Alert Until August Only + My 1st Experience of Writing Historical Fiction #amreading

That’s right guys just .99 cent on Amazon from today until August! After August the e-book version of my new release will shoot up to $4.99, grab it while it’s hot! I loved penning this romantic suspense with a historical twist! I’ve never written a historical romance novel, only a short story, but I love to read this genre so badly it’s unreal LOL.

What I Loved About This Genre

What I love about it is being transported, from the present day to the relevant era the story is set in. I also love the learning experience, especially if the story is set in a part of the world I know little about. I’ve read some fantastic…no scratch that ahhhhhh-maaay-ziing historical fiction set in Asia. The four books that come to mind all made me cry. Two male authors and one female. I then bought all the books by all the authors. There’s just something about this genre that really does something to me, emotionally as a reader. I get caught up, in love with the time frame and salute historical fiction writers, who write this as their standard ‘bread and butter’ and not just dip in, like me.

My First Experience of Writing Historical Fiction..

As a writer I must say yes I did tear up too, especially when I wrote the scene where I placed my characters at Dr. Martin Luther King’s march for jobs and freedom, in Washington DC, in the 1960s. I also teared up while writing the difficult scenes, as a white male and his views on the friendship and then relationship between my hero and heroine. On the other hand writing as a black male, who also hated this union was tough! Overall, this novel is special to me as 1. I had to write characters and their ‘style’ of love and dating, in a period I was not even born in LOL. 2. I had to step into the shoes of people with a different mind set to me, as a woman and in an era I was not born 3. you know me I like to take readers on a journey around the world! So there was the challenge of writing in London, USA and Greece!! In the present day and the 1950s and 1960s! Overall Sacrifices was a beautiful challenge that pulled on my heart strings at times. I am so in love with the story, as I love the music of this era, the civil right movement on both sides of the Atlantic is close to my heart, I love the characters and how I have brought them alive, and a new spin and voice to this sub-genre of romance. The 1950s and 1960s are not historical eras really used often in romance. Enough editors and publishers who rejected me told me that LOL but you only need one to say ‘gimme that’, and I am so grateful for the publishing house who jumped on my shit!

So check it out and grab a copy for just .99 cents before this baby shoots up to full price. It will be in paperback, e-book and audio too. Release date 30th September 2020.

Book blurb

Sacrifices is a riveting romantic story with historical and suspenseful elements set in the 1960s Jazz scene and the present day.

Jane O’Sullivan, a sultry twenty-seven-year-old singer, starts a torrid, forbidden affair during the 1960s jazz scene in London. Working hard, she makes a name for herself. She’s a woman with dreams, hopes, and a burning desire to leave Europe behind and travel to New Orleans with her lover, Louis.

Louis Simpson, a charming twenty-nine-year-old musician from Jackson, Mississippi, is on tour with his band in London. Back home, the height of the civil rights movement plays out in the USA. Driven by ambition, a forbidden love, and a desire to turn his life around, he pushes forward, living his dream.

Once their paths cross, a twist of fate crushes Jane’s world, forcing her to make a life-changing decision that impacts both her and Louis. This historical love story spans across the Atlantic and roams through Europe with love, loss, and broken promises.

Twenty-five years later, when Jane and Louis’ paths cross on a Greek island, will the helping hand of fate bring them together, or rip them apart, once more?

Amazon Link https://bit.ly/3dS232U

From Award Winner to Amazon Best Selling Author – My Thank you.

BestSeller Status

 

Good afternoon guys,

I really am trying to be happy every writer wants to be an Amazon ‘best seller’ one day. Personally I was happy with  just awards! That’s another blog post lol it made me very emotional to win ‘Best Romance 2017’.  But, in all honesty first I want to thank everyone personally who has pre-ordered a copy of 365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance Writers and every future reader of my writer’s reference. From the bottom of my heart I appreciate you, and I hope one of my prompts and tips on crafting realistic and page-turning romance turns you in to a best-seller and/or award-winner too in the genre.  I hope I spark some great stories! I woke up to an orange banner and notification I just became an Amazon Best Selling Author. I find it ironic I have achieved this by penning something outside my normal genre LOLZ.

It’s a massive achievement for me from Award Winner and I thank you. I’ve never thought about this day, or how I would feel I just want to write because…well, I can! And love it. The truth is this achievement has come during the aftermath of a very serious event in Atlanta.

Seriously, I’m grieving  people I woke up this morning  switched on the news again, and was over run with emotion just as I was when I went to bed last night. My good news didn’t even stem the anger, upset, frustration and personal trauma I felt as I watched the scenes in Atlanta. Another black man has died unjustly at the hands of a white police officer, and it was my intention to focus in on a blog post about this! Not write this thank you note. I am humbled, thankful and extremely appreciative, but I’m grieving to the point I could not greet my Facebook family as I normally do with a ‘good morning’.

Once again, thank you and good luck all romance writers around the world.

Love Kim

 

Day Of Solidarity 7th July- Justice For George Floyd #BlackOutDay2020 #BlackOutDay #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForGeorge #ICantBreathe

It’s been an interesting day, so I’ve been following the news as usual and learned something key as the evening draws in. Support for the black community in the USA is needed, there’s a way that those overseas can help should they wish, no matter where you are in the world. I often feel at a loss with how I can show support  to my community where needed on issues that impact me overseas, this is a good one!  The rapper T.I who I’m sure you probably know has suggested as a way to show support for change over  George Floyd’s death at the hands of another white officer, there is a day where black Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans and any person of colour doesn’t spend one cent within America’s corporate system. They buy black’ or not at all’, according to T.I.  This is #BlackOutDay2020   on 7th July 2020

 

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I’ve never heard of this before, however I see the point of it, and that it’s an additional way to add the much needed pressure for change over the law enforcement’s treatment of black men, brown men and the black and brown community in general in the USA. I’m with it! Totally,  I will take part from across the water but I’m just one person. If you’re a person of colour reading  this no matter where you are in the world, I’d like to encourage you to take part by simply not spending any money on the 7th July 2020,  in a big corporate store. If you can or need to, buy from a store that is ‘black owed’ or owned by a minority person(s) or just don’t spend at all if possible on the 7th July 2020. Spread the word, search social media  for #BlackOutDay2020 7th July 2020 and help support the cause. What happened to George Floyd in my personal view was a modern day form of lynching of a black man, by a  man who has a history of reports against him for his man handling of black men. I’m the mother of a black male, I have family, friends etc who are black men and  I’m not happy. I’m pretty pissed! I’ve had just about all I can stand, I wrote an open letter this week and shared my views on this disgrace! I want change if in 2020 there are people who still see my son, cousin, uncle, friend etc  or anyone else’s son, cousin, friend etc  as some kind of threat to be mistreated for who they are skin deep. This shit is serious people! Let it simmer and let’s take action. Share the details on #BlackOutDay2020 and make change!

At the time of writing this, the last report I read the officer is now in police custody and I hope he  faces some serious charges!

#BlackLivesMatter

#JusticeForFloyd

#ICantBreathe

#BlackOutDay2020

 

 

Coming Soon…Mafia Romantic Suspense! Romance In The City #3

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With the theme, it will go on pre-sale and release later in 2020. 😲 Sharing one of three books to come later this year!
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Could You Trust A Man With Your Heart, After A Miscarriage of Justice?

Trust In Me is book #3 of the Romance In The City Series, featuring stand-alone romance stories that spark in cities around the world.

When New York based, Chinese-American, defence lawyer Lucinda Wang loses her fiancé around Christmas two years ago, in a case of mistaken identity with the Chinese mafia, she’s faced challenges moving forward. Battling with her inner trauma and family’s demands to pick a marriage suitor to maintain tradition, she hides behind her job repulsed by the need to replace the man she connected with. She keeps busy giving her all defending New York’s most wanted men and women in high profile cases, and representing Hong Kong, China’s elite clientele.

As a legal representative her path crosses with Daryl Simpson, one of New York’s toughest detectives, previously involved with the murder investigation of her late fiancé unknown to her. As Lucinda fights one corner for her clients, Daryl fights another to protect and serve the state of New York. They don’t always see eye- to-eye. Daryl’s direct and forceful nature meets its match, both inside and outside of the court room, against Lucinda’s quick wit and sass, as an internationally known defence lawyer.

As Christmas and festive celebrations in New York approach, both lonely hearts escape to the cabins for some downtime. True to form New York’s harsh winter sets in, and the pair find themselves needing one another in a twist of events. The challenge is as the push and pull of heat between the two rises, once Lucinda learns Daryl’s past is it too late to turn back once the romance has sparked? And what about their professional boundaries and conflict of interest? Decisions need to be made, and ultimately Daryl is faced with the challenge of taming Lucinda’s heart to get her to ‘trust in me’, the question is will she?

Trust In Me #3 of The Romance In The City Series is a ‘second chance’ steamy, multicultural, romantic suspense, with mafia involvement. Following two strong characters overcome grief, learn to trust and find soul mate connection, with a lot of twists and turns between New York and Hong Kong, China along the way.

STAY TUNED FOR PRE-SALE DATE🥳 RELEASE DATE  LATER IN 2020.

Male Author of Colour Wk#2: What D’ya Know About Cedric Logan- Poetry Author #blackauthorsmatter #blacklivesmatter

CedricMeet another poet today, from our male authors of colour line up. Cedric is a Leo and in his own words, ‘a triple threat I sing/rap write and act’. His favourite color is red. And his hobbies include sports, performing and karaoke.  He has a  beautiful daughter named Miracle.

Fun fact: I was the Warner robins division of the boys and girls club youth of the year in 2002.

Cedric appears to be a man with many words, and talents from his Facebook interaction. He published his first book in 2017 which he’d like to share today.

 

Do you ever wish you could go back in time, knowing what you know now? I know I do. In this book, I give my daughter real life experiences to show her how to become the best miracle she can be. I show her about-worth, love, life, and goals. I also set goals for myself on future memories I want to make with her. This overall time capsule of a father’s love is sure to touch the heart of readers for years to come.

 

Check out this author’s Amazon page here, and if you do pick up a book please leave him a review! I’m sure he’d appreciate it.

Male Author of Colour Wk#2: What D’ya Know About Robert.L. Horton- Poetry Author #blackauthorsmatter #blacklivesmatter

Robert Let’s get  to know a very interesting male author of colour from the world of poetry today.

Robert L. Horton, was born and raised in Springfield, IL.  His journey to manhood started when he became a father at 17. Knowing that he needed to take responsibility, he enlisted in the Army the following year. Being emotionally ill-equipped to handle the rigors of military life, Robert was honorably discharged from the Army in October of 1991 after 13 months of service. He returned home, married his high school sweet-heart and grew his family.

During his time in the Army, Robert learned how to drive combination vehicles. Utilizing those skills he acquired in the military, enhanced by training at a national truck driving school, Robert obtained a Commercial Driver’s License and became an over-the-road trucker to provide for his growing family. Being weary of being away from his family as an truck driver, and after reading Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu’s acclaimed book, Countering The Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, he enrolled at Lincoln Land Community College earning an Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education.  Following graduation, he worked as a Teacher’s Aide in District 186 and founded, The House of Men for Education (a non-profit organization whose mission was to attack the “fourth grade failure syndrome”).  Robert was 30 years old.

With an unquenched thirst for knowledge, and following a seven year respite from college, he enrolled at the University of Illinois (UIS), earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Robert worked as a Case-Manager and became a Foster Care Provider. Finding his calling in serving his community, Robert continues to self-actualize through his devotion to family, service to others, pursuit of even higher education, and soulful poetry.  Robert returned to UIS to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Further, Robert released his first book of poetry, Released, Inspired Poetic Messages.

Robert is currently working on a Children’s Book, The Search (For The Prodigious Son) and his second book of poetry, Black Rage and Responsible Revolution (The Poetic Plea!)

Fun facts about Robert:

Star sign: Libra (lovely sign I must say !!)

Hobbies:  Walking and writing poetry

Fav colour: Blue

Roberts books are available on his website here . The book he’d like to share today is this one:

Fame

 

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FAME is Robert Horton’s third book of poetry; his previous work include:

  • Released (Inspired Poetic Messages), 2015
  • Miscellaneous Pieces, 2017

He is currently working on his fourth book of poetry titled, Black Rage and Responsible Revolution. He resides in Springfield, IL

Check out Amazon here for details on this book

Or Robert’s website.

 

 

 

 

Roberts official website can be found here, do take a look around and get to know him and his work.

Bloggers Needed For Book Tour- 1st August One Day Blast!

I’ve always been really impressed with this tour company, as some one who hosts authors for them, and from using their services. I’ve signed up again for a one day book blast, Sacrifices will go from .99 cent to full price $4.99 at the end of August 2020,  I wish to shout loud about it! If you  have a blog, FB, Twitter etc and wish to take part in the one day blast, just sign up here. All graphics and links are provided directly from the book tour company. It’s just copy, paste and blast on the 1st August. Thank you to anyone who does sign up.

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Male Author of Colour Wk #2: Book Boyfriend/Romance Author …What D’Ya Know About Mel Walker? + Giveaway! #amreading #blacklivesmatter #blackauthorsmatter

5Apr2017_0662Like I said I just love male romance authors! Let’s get to know another male author of colour in this genre. I crossed paths with Mel while doing my own book promo, I never once thought ‘Mel’ would be …well, Mel. I imagined it be Melanie! What a mistake I made LOL.  Looking at Mel’s Walker’s Amazon page here he has a number of multicultural and diverse romance books published, take a look and pick up a book. I already have! His current novella is on pre-sale for just .99 cent.

BIO
Mel Walker has been writing fiction most of his adult life. Specializing in Short Stories and Contemporary fiction and Romance Novels. A native New Yorker and life-long frustrated NY Mets fan. He loves to write about ordinary people placed in difficult situations, especially as it relates to their closest relationships.
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Hobbies: Biking, running, reading, cooking
Interesting Facts:  Completed his first Marathon (NYC) in 2018, Once biked from Boston to NY (275 miles in three days), have seven siblings (6 brothers, 1 sister).
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Giveaway Time!
Mel is also giving away a free romance it’s the one he has on pre-sale,  BUT WHY NOT SUPPORT HIM INSTEAD, AND SPEND  99 PENNIES AND PRE- ORDER IT!  Link to ARC here grab a copy: Her wait is about to end.

A Matter of Patience: A Second Chance Romance Novella by [Mel Walker]They say Patience is a virtue, for me it not only happens to be my name but also my curse.

A year ago, I crossed paths with my best friend’s brother, the delicious man known as Gavin Rose. My curse stopped me from enjoying the fruits of this sweet man who has taken hold of my dreams ever since.

Now, fate has delivered me a second chance. My best friend is getting married and Gavin is the best man. This is my opportunity – the time for patience is over. 

My wait is about to end.

Currently on pre-sale for just .99 cent on Amazon release date 9th July 2020!Check here. 

I just pre-ordered to show support of what looks like a great read I do love ‘second chance romances’.

 

 

Follow Mel

Newsletter: Author Mel Walker Newsletter Signup

IG: @authormelwalker

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorMelWalker1

Facebook Reader’s Group: Walker Way

Male Author of Colour Wk #2: What D’ya Know About Poetry Author Nolan. P. Holloway! #blacklivesmatter #blackauthorsmatter

NolanHow cool to have Nolan back, I interviewed him earlier this year. You can read his full interview here.   Nolan  was born and raised in Queens, NY.  He relocated to Atlanta in 1995.  He enjoys watching sports, playing pool and going to the gym.   He also enjoys service on Sundays and co-hosting the radio show Level Up.

Nolan has been writing poetry for a number of years from discussions I’ve had with him, he also has a tattoo dedicated to his name, “Mr. Scribe” how cool!

Fun facts about Nolan:

Star sign – Leo

Favourite colour- Green

Hobbies- Shooting pool

Here’s a book of poetry Nolan would love the world to know about below… check him out!

Nolan“This book is a surprise to me. About two and half years ago I wrote a poem to a friend. Got a positive response so I continued writing. Over that time my life has come full circle. Getting back to building a relationship with God, renewing the bond with my children has started a fire to pen “scribes.” I have discovered a way of expressing myself that people can relate and feel. This motivation has me putting my collection in book form,” says Nolan Holloway.

Check out this author’s poetry and his Amazon page here. If you do read and enjoy please leave him a review, I’m sure he’d love it.

New Release by International Best -Selling Author Luke Murphy! He’s Back (Thriller/Crime/Suspense) #amreading

I  had the pleasure of interviewing Luke Murphy a few years back, you can check  his interview and get to know him  just click here. He has a new release… let’s see what’s going on!

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The prodigal son…

Calvin Watters hasn’t been back to USC since the day his scholarship and humility were stripped from the former running back. Calvin had cut all ties to the school, but now finds himself pulled back, when a woman’s dead body is found on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum football field.

…returns home

Detective Charlene Taylor’s new homicide case, a freshman cheerleader’s murder at USC, is complicated. Charlene knows that the USC football team is a close knit family, and getting inside the trusted circle, as a cop, is unlikely.

Calvin Watters is a game-changer…

When Calvin and Charlene meet up on the Coliseum turf, Charlene sees an opportunity to use Calvin to penetrate the Trojan family circle. Little does the detective know, Calvin is now an outsider at USC, no longer welcomed—with many who will go a long way to see the former football star fail.

Can Calvin and Charlene work together to uncover the truth, or will their egos interfere with what could be a powerful partnership?

 

Amazon link: http://mybook.to/RedZone

Ebook pre-order date: July 1

Ebook release date: July 15

Paperback release date: July 17-20

 

Review Blurbs

“Luke Murphy ramps up the thrill factor with RED ZONE—an awesome, gotta-know-what-happens-next thriller.”—Linda Castillo, NYT & USA Today bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder series

“Well-drawn characters and an interesting premise—Luke Murphy is a mystery writer to watch.”—DV Berkom, USA Today bestselling author of the Leine Basso series

“Red Zone is another winner for Murphy! Thrilling…riveting…a stay-up-all-night-read.”–Kim Cresswell, bestselling author of Deadly Shadow

“Luke Murphy creates a gritty and compelling murder mystery with ‘Red Zone’.”—S.L. Shelton, bestselling author of the Scott Wolfe series

“Richly developed characters, snappy dialogue, and a plot to keep the reader guessing.”–Peter Clement, bestselling author of the Earl Garnet series

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Meet The Author

Luke Murphy is the International bestselling author of two series. The Calvin Watters Mysteries: Dead Man’s Hand (2012) and Wild Card (2017). The Charlene Taylor Mysteries: Kiss & Tell (2015) and Rock-A-Bye Baby (2019).

Murphy played six years of professional hockey before retiring in 2006.

His sports column, “Overtime” (Pontiac Equity), was nominated for the 2007 Best Sports Page in Quebec, and won the award in 2009. He has also worked as a radio journalist (CHIPFM 101.7).

Murphy lives in Shawville, QC with his wife and three daughters. He is a teacher who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Education (Magna Cum Laude).

Red Zone is Murphy’s fifth novel.

For more information on Luke and his books, and to sign up for his newsletter, visit: www.authorlukemurphy.com

‘Like’ his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AuthorLukeMurphy. Follow him on Twitter: www.twitter.com/AuthorLMurphy and Instagram: www.instagram.com/AuthorLukeMurphy.

Be the first to know when Luke Murphy’s next book is available! Follow him at: www.bookbub.com/authors/luke-murphy to receive new release and discount alerts.

 

Book Boyfriend/ Romance Author #1 : What d’ya Know About Author Asar? #BlackAuthorsMatter #amreading #romance

AsarHappy Sunday! Let’s get to know Author Asar, the first of our Book Boyfriends and  male Romance Authors of colour .  I have found that this author’s book covers really do speak to me, from what I’ve seen on Facebook he has some wonderful designs. Author Asar is signed to the publishing label Major Key, he has around seventeen books published in the romance genre, from a quick glance at his Amazon page That’s a LOT of books to discover!

Asar is a graduate of Gwynedd-Mercy University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. A lover of art, he has been writing since high school with the support of his family. Living in Philly, he works with children with autism as well as working for the Free Library of Philadelphia.

I recommend that all romance lovers give Author Asar a try, I certainly will be.  His book cover’s give off a pure love and sensuality vibe. Not only that he comes across as a man with a tender side for sure, judging by his Facebook posts he often posts while he’s in the middle of a writing sprint. He also shares a lot of the time  very positive and loving posts about women (cue the hugs and kisses for Asar). Some of his posts also have a very spiritual and uplifting feel to them. On the 23rd June he released a new romance called, ‘When Love Comes Down’. It has a five star review on and could be worth a look into as well.  This was a cover that caught my eye on Facebook last month.

Fun Facts About Author Asar

Hails from– Philadelphia

Star Sign- Gemini

Favourite Colour– Red

Hobbies– Reading comic books

Here’s a book that Author Asar is ‘very passionate about’ in his own words, that he would like to share:

 

Accidentally in Love by [Asar, Jay Pen Literary Services]

Childhood traumas brought Keonte and Shea together so many years ago. Growing up, they truly became friends with benefits, but in the sexual sense of the term. They grew up almost like siblings; inspiring, motivating, and pushing each other to be the best versions of themselves.

It would look to everyone around them that the two are in a relationship although Shea has been married for two years. However, Shea’s happy marriage isn’t all it looks to be. She’s controlled and cheated on by her wealthy husband, Jason, leading her to reach out to Keonte for peace and freedom.

But what happens when one fateful night, Keonte and Shea cross the one line they’ve never crossed before. After a heated night of bliss, a passionate affair begins and friends with benefits takes on a whole new meaning for the two.
Keonte and Shea have always been friends with benefits, but will now going beyond the benefits cost them the greatest friendship they’ve ever had?

Check this book out on Amazon here.

To see all of Author Asar’s romance books check out his Amazon page here, and please leave him a review if you enjoy. I’m sure he’d appreciate it!

Male Author of Colour Line Up Wk #2: What D’ya know about Author Jackson (Poetry) #blacklivesmatter #blacklivesmatteruk #blackauthorsmatter

Author JacksonHappy Sunday, let’s get to know a male author of colour #2 it’s poetry author, Author Jackson.   He is a father and  has published two books of heart-felt poetry. Born June 30, 1981 in Lafayette, Louisiana to Lenora J. Wilson and Allen Joseph, raised in Crowley, Louisiana. Over 20 years he has been writing poetry and recently published his first book, The Heart of a Man Behind The Walls. Now he has published his second book, part 2 to the first book he wrote.

Fun Fact About Author Jackson

Star sign- Cancer

The Heart of a Man Behind the Walls by [Joshua Jackson]

This first book of poetry from debut author, Josha Jackson, reveals the trials a man has gone through, while locked away from society. The author’s feelings rise to the forefront as the reader immerses themselves within the words.

The Heart of a Man Behind the Walls Part 2 by [Joshua Jackson]

This second book of the poetry series details more of an intricate look within the life of the author, exploring themes like inspiration, love, hope and determination.

 

Check out Author Jackson’s Amazon page here!Please leave him a review if you enjoy his work.

Male Authors of Colour Line Up Wk #2: Romance, Poetry, Non-Fiction #BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatterUK #BlackAuthorsMatter

Romance and Poetry and NF

I can hardly believe it, we’ve whipped through one genre already.  Week two of the Male Authors of Colour Promo you can read more about what’s going on in this blog I did here. we’re going to switch gears,  say thank you and luck to last week’s Street Lit Kings, and welcome our ‘Book Boyfriends/Romance, Non-Fiction and Poetry’ authors! In the line up we have:

Author Asar- Romance

Author Jackson- Poetry

Author Cedric Logan- Poetry

Author Mel Walker – Romance

Author Robert L Horton- Poetry

Author Nolan P Holloway- Poetry

Author Mike Deeze- Non- Fiction

Author Michael Ediale- Non Fiction

Author Tyvon Price- Non Fiction

Author Lawrence Hall- Romance

Author Adrian Walker- Non Fiction and Inspirational

I must say this is a very interesting group of authors to get to know, we’ll have book giveaways, fun facts, learn a bit about what they’ve published and a chance to visit the pages of a book they wish to share with us.

It’s important to remember that male authors need to be heard, in particular male authors who identify as a man of colour, regardless of his descent. In the lit world sadly these voices are sometimes shaded and overlooked.  It’s also important to remember, while urban and street lit genres have a massive market and readership, this is not all male authors of colour can and do write. You’ll see this hopefully as we move through the genres. Personally, I’m looking very forward to this genre as a romance author  and massive reader myself, I love male romance authors! I have read a few and really enjoyed the male POV on love and life. I’m also massive non-fiction reader, and poetry is just so special! It’s going to be an exciting week.

So in honour of #BlackLivesMatter , #BlackLivesMatterUK and #BlackAuthorsMatter let’s elevate, lift and express some interest in male authors of colour. Tomorrow we will kick off with author #1 and #2, then each day as we move through July, continue through the genres of this live up of thirty men I have for you to get to know.

Have a wonderful weekend…read a book, preferably by a male author of colour and leave him a review!