Sunday, October 31, 2010

Harlequin hosted a fab contest for Halloween in partnership with Diesel E-books. The Mashup was to select a book and re-write it with a halloween, vampire, twist. One of the winners was Yvette Hines on her rendition of SCANDALOUS!! Enjoy.

MASHUP TITLE: Scandalous
Finalist: Yvette Hines
Adapted from: SCANDALOUS by Donna Hill

Vaughn Hamilton is only a heartbeat away from her eternal dream of being selected as the leader of her coven. Yet few know the desperate secret that has haunted her from life into death...a secret that the fierce and powerful clan will do anything to keep hidden forever. Even kill.
While out selecting strong recruits and converts Vaughn comes in contact with Justin Montgomery. A man she believes to be a rogue vampire, a sexy rebel with no connections. An intense desire ignites between them and she finds herself swept into a passionate and reckless affair as she has never known. However, the tryst ends abruptly, at headquarters and she discovers Justin is linked to a rival clan and plans to be chosen as head of their coven. When Justin shifts from the role of her lover to her competitor, Vaughn is shattered by his betrayal. She vows never to let a man get close again. What she doesn't know is that Justin unwittingly holds the key to her past, and to the love that binds them together.

Diesel Books

Friday, October 15, 2010

ringShout Literary Salon SAVE THE DATE

I am thrilled to be a participant of ringShout and to be in the company of Bernice and Lori. The salon replicates those great literary salons of Harlem Renaissance. Mark your calendar and join us. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

ringShout: A Place for Black Literature
Invites You to a Salon

Contemporary Popular Fiction and the Black Woman Writer:
Honoring the Tradition While Building Audience

Bernice McFadden, Glorious
Donna Hill, What Mother Never Told Me
Lori Tharps, Substitute Me

Sunday, October 24th
3:00 to 6:00

At the Home of Martha Southgate
532 Carlton Avenue Between Dean and Pacific
Brooklyn, New York

The authors will join us for the second half of our salon.
Please join us for light fare, good folk, and great talk, including some of this recent online buzz:

Behind the Franzenfreude


Black Writers in a Ghetto of the Publishing Industry's Making