Street Lit King #2: What’d You Know About Author Dekari? #amreading

DekariAll right, we’re on a roll with getting to know some male authors of colour. This week’s all about ‘Street Lit Kings’, our second one you guys know he’s back! It’s Dekari. I interviewed him earlier this year, check it out here. This was after I read one of his books, and was very pleasantly surprised. I read book #1 of his series Gorillaz in The Bay, check out the review here. Dekari is also another Street Lit King that’s signed to Lock Down Publications label, and is a highly respected and popular author in this genre, judging by his Facebook fan’s interaction with him.

Dekari really is lovely, I’ve kept in contact since we crossed paths randomly. I don’t wanna spoil his street credit as one of the Kings of Street Lit, so I won’t gush LOL or embarrass him. But, in all honesty he’s a nice person,  I’m so glad I met him. He he does a lot for youths and the community too as much as he can, it’s always a pleasure to say ‘hi’.  Do check him out. Here’s a book he’d like to share, all his work is free to read on Kindle Unlimited, and I believe a number of his books are in Walmart if you’re in the USA and like paperbacks. Currently at the time of writing this, Dekari has a shit-load of five star reviews on his work on Amazon. From conversations with Dekari he also would love to write  some romance and western novels soooooooo check out his pen!

Fun Facts About  Author Dekari

Star sign- Aquarius

Hobbies- Fishing!?

Hails from- West coast of the USA, California.

He has written an article for the June addition of Aspiring Authors Magazine LLC which i will share when published.

Dekari Book 1The war with Y.N.M. (Young Ni**a Mafia) nearly destroys the Neva Die Dragon Gang. VOORHEEZE is in a medically induced coma, and the rank and file of his organization is falling apart from within.

A new leader, DOK HOLLIDAY, who has come home after serving 20 years in prison, is given the reigns of the gang. But when CLARKOLA resurfaces, an internal war pits friends against friends, and brothers against brothers. Will Dok’s GORILLAZ IN THE BAY prove triumphant? Or will Clarkola and his Smack Mobb retire the old Legend for good?

Meanwhile, BATMAN is on a quest to prove Black Lives Matter by killing one cop at a time. S.A.C. ANDREATTA and her FBI team has been called in to lead the manhunt for the nation’s most dangerous fugitive. The race is on! Will the Feds be able to stop the cop slayings before others join the cause? Or will Batman teach them that Revenge Is Promised (R.I.P.)

Check out Author Dekari’s Amazon page here. If you do read a book and enjoy, please leave him a review. I’m sure he’d love it!

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Reveal!! August Release … #amreading #romance

Sacrifices 1600Aww man, it’s been such a busy year already! February was the release of Chances, A Puerto Rican Love Affair, April the release of The Suspenseful Collection Volume #2 – Blurred Lines with Didi Oviatt, June was the release of 365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance Writers….and August here’s my next baby!

This is a stand-alone historical romantic suspense, I wrote in 2019. It will be on pre-sale soon, I am just waiting for my publisher to confirm it, but I am too in love with this cover to wait until  the pre-sale date to share it…. here’s a little bit about Sacrifices.

Sacrifices is a riveting romantic story with historical and suspenseful elements set in the 1960s Jazz scene and 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 talented  musician from Jackson, Mississippi heads to London on tour with his band, during the height of the civil rights movement in the USA.  His ambition is to use his talent as a saxophone player to turn his life around, and leave Mississippi behind. His talent, handsome looks and gentleman-like southern ways capture Jane’s heart, he too becomes caught up in a forbidden love story, one that changes his life and later haunts him.

 Once their path 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?

 

Sounds good right?… I hope!? I will keep you updated on the pre-sale date, or if you follow me on BookBub here, you’ll get an alert. It will pre-sale at just .99 cent, before it shoots up to normal price. Follow along with me if you use Bookbub to hear details!

$100.00 Giveaway! + by Robyn Peterman+ Book Review Don’t Miss it.

It’s a Wonderful Midlife Crisis
Good To the Last Death Book 1
by Robyn Peterman
Genre: Paranormal Women’s Fiction
A Paranormal Women’s Fiction with a bit of class, and a lot of sass, for anyone who feels like age is just a number!
Whoever said life begins at forty must have been heavily medicated, drunk, or delusional.
Thirty-nine was a fantastic year. I was married to the man I loved. I had a body that worked without creaking. My grandma, who raised me, was still healthy, and life was pretty damned good.
But as they say, all good things come to an end. I’d honestly love to know who ’they’ are and rip them a new one.
One year later, I’m a widow. My joints are starting to ache. Gram is in the nursing home, and dead people think my home is some kind of supernatural bed and breakfast. Gluing body parts onto semi-transparent people has become a side job—deceased people I’m not even sure are actually there. I think they need my help, but since I don’t speak dead, we’re having a few issues.
To add to the heap of trouble, there’s a new dangerously smokin’ hot lawyer at the firm who won’t stop giving me the eye. My BFF is thrilled with her new frozen face, thanks to her plastic surgeon, her alimony check, and the miracle of Botox. And then there’s the little conundrum that I’m becoming way too attached to my ghostly squatters… Like Cher, I’d like to turn back time. Now.
No can do.
Whatever. I have wine, good friends, and an industrial sized box of superglue. What could possibly go wrong?
Everything, apparently.
All in all, it’s shaping up to be a wonderful midlife crisis…
Whose Midlife Crisis Is It Anyway?
Good to the Last Death Book 2
Midlife’s a journey. Enjoy the ride. Crisis included.
Never knew that life after death was far more dangerous than real life.
Never in my forty years did I think my new normal would be gluing body parts back onto ghosts and hosting a houseful of dead squatters. Thank God for superglue and a strong stomach.
Never thought I’d date the Grim Reaper and that I would be the one to blow it. I mean, how idiotic does one have to be to get dumped by a dude who lives in Hell?
Going about business as usual is not usual in any way. No one is who they seem to be… and to be honest, neither am I. What I’d known to be true has turned out to be myth. The Angels are frightening and the Demons are hot. Wait. I mean not. Who am I kidding? The Grim Reaper is very hot—like a freaking pre-menopausal hot flash hot.
Now I’m in a race against time and all sorts of unsavory supernatural horrors to save my deceased gay husband’s afterlife. And that was a sentence I never thought would leave my lips.
Whatever. I’ll yank up my big girl panties, stock up on wine and lean on my girlfriends as needed. As they say, when the going gets tough, the tough get inebriated… or something like that.
With everything to lose, I have no choice but to grow some lady balls. That I can do. I just hope balls will be enough.
I had planned to live midlife in peace, not in pieces.
Good luck to me…
A Most Excellent Midlife Crisis
Good to the Last Death Book 3
Midlife’s a bumpy journey. The ride is a freaking rollercoaster. The crisis is real.
With my life back to normal–normal being a very relative word–one would think I’d catch a break.
One would be very wrong.
With an Angel gunning for me and a Demon in my bed, life couldn’t be more complicated. Not to mention, I’m going to have to make a rather large life choice.
Do I want to live forever?
Does anyone? Forever is a very long time.
Whatever. I’ll think about it tomorrow… or next week… or next month. As long as I have my girlfriends, my dogs, a super-sized case of merlot and my deceased squatters, I’m good to go.
My midlife crisis. My rules. If it doesn’t kill me dead first, I plan to have a most excellent midlife crisis.
NYT and USA Today best selling author, Robyn Peterman writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. She writes snarky, sexy, funny paranormal and snarky, sexy, funny contemporaries.
Her addictions include laughing really hard with friends, shoes (the expensive kind), Target, Coke with extra ice in a Yeti cup, bejeweled reading glasses, her kids, her super-hot hubby and collecting stray animals.
A former professional actress, with Broadway, film and T.V. credits, she now lives in the south with her family and too many animals to count. Writing gives her peace and makes her whole, plus having a job where she can work in her sweatpants works really well for her.
$100 Amazon Gift Card
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Kim’s Review…

I  am loving this book so far! I have a little to finish and my full review will be posted this week. I knew from the moment I read the blurb, and looked at that cover I’d love it!! It is actually laugh out loud funny too. I would read more from this author, this is my first ever book I’ve read by her. Stay tuned for my full review…this week!

Street Lit King #1: What’d You Know About Author Rice? #amreading

Author RiceWelcome to July, let’s get to know a new male author of colour. Author Rice is an urban fiction/street lit author also known as Malik Rice. He’s signed to the publisher Lock Down Publications, and hails from the USA.  Judging by his Facebook profile  he has a number of readers asking him ‘when’s the next book dropping?!” Sounds good to me!

At the time of posting you can check out two of Author Rice’s books on Amazon, they are free to read on Kindle Unlimited too. Give him a try…. you might be surprised, I’m not normally  a massive reader of this genre, however I did dive into it this year,  a particular author made me go ‘wow’. I’m much more open to trying new authors in this genre, let’s start with Author Rice.

 

Author Rice BookAfter killing a big homie from a rival organization, RAMPAGE earns made-man stripes. Now that he’s official, older members in his crew take him under their wings and help the youngin elevate from shooter to legend.

Despite soaking up knowledge from the old heads, nothing that Rampage has been taught prepares him for the level of deceitfulness, hatred, and harassment that he’s about to encounter. Along with the treachery, Rampage has inherited major responsibilities. Is the youngin cut out to be a Boss? Or will everything falter under his command?

Many amongst him root for his downfall, but Rampage just might use their hate as motivation to go harder. The pain that comes with being NEW TO THE GAME can make or break a man. But the realest of the real will always rise above it all.

After killing a big homie from a rival organization, RAMPAGE earns made-man stripes. Now that he’s official, older members in his crew take him under their wings and help the youngin elevate from shooter to legend.

Despite soaking up knowledge from the old heads, nothing that Rampage has been taught prepares him for the level of deceitfulness, hatred, and harassment that he’s about to encounter. Along with the treachery, Rampage has inherited major responsibilities. Is the youngin cut out to be a Boss? Or will everything falter under his command?

Many amongst him root for his downfall, but Rampage just might use their hate as motivation to go harder. The pain that comes with being NEW TO THE GAME can make or break a man. But the realest of the real will always rise above it all.

After killing a big homie from a rival organization, RAMPAGE earns made-man stripes. Now that he’s official, older members in his crew take him under their wings and help the youngin elevate from shooter to legend.

Despite soaking up knowledge from the old heads, nothing that Rampage has been taught prepares him for the level of deceitfulness, hatred, and harassment that he’s about to encounter. Along with the treachery, Rampage has inherited major responsibilities. Is the youngin cut out to be a Boss? Or will everything falter under his command?

Many amongst him root for his downfall, but Rampage just might use their hate as motivation to go harder. The pain that comes with being NEW TO THE GAME can make or break a man. But the realest of the real will always rise above it all.

Author Rice book 2All RAMPAGE and TOE-TAG ever wanted to do was get into the game and blow up. They had no idea that in order to win they would have to sacrifice their souls, but they would. And the streets spared no one.
After losing his comrade in the most heartbreaking manner, Toe-Tag vows to make better decisions, as he assumes sole control over the hood. No longer is he New To The Game. With the benefits of painful experiences, Toe-Tag moves with a sage and calculated strategy, but it might just be in vain.
In a culture where murder, robbery, and extortion is glorified to the highest extent, Toe-Tag struggles to maintain his calm demeanor. Will the challenges of the game elevate Toe-Tag’s social consciousness? Or will he become as ruthless as the Soulless Individuals that want to end his life?

 

Check out these books on Amazon here. Please leave Author Rice a review if you read and enjoy! I’m sure he’d love it.

Week #1 Male Authors of Colour: ‘The Street Lit Kings’ #blacklivesmatter #blacklivesmatteruk #amreading

Okay  guys I’m very excited to kick off this week, following on from last Thursday’s announcement 1st -31st July is a full month of promo, across all genres for male authors of colour. Week one…. get ready to meet some male authors of street lit! They hail from all corners of the USA. I’ve read one author on this list I really enjoyed his work, I found it so engaging. I also have a book of another one on my Kindle, and have been drawn to one particular author’s books covers for a while, I’ll give him a try too.   Let’s get to know their style, some fun facts that they have shared and who they are.  In the line up we have: Chris Green, Dekari, Author Rice,  Travis Yancey. This week there will be one post for each of our Street Lit Kings. Don’t miss the chance to get to know them individually, their work, and fun facts about them.

 

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