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Friday, May 02 2014

In Streetz Gon' Cry, the authors reveal a gripping story depicted in West South Central California and focused on two notorious gangs. The King Crips and the Vernon Boy Crips are rivals in their pursuit of controlling coke distribution in the Crenshaw District.”

“Carter, a member of the Vernon Boy Crips is returning home from doing prison time at Pelican Bay. He is on a mission to shake up the competition and become the number one man on top of the game."

“Johnt`e is Carter’s younger brother who has big dreams of becoming a professional ball player. His goal is to seek a life far removed from what has surrounded his current existence. He fully understands after loosing his father in a drug deal gone wrong that this life leads to jail or six feet under.”

“Unfortunately, Johnt`e is caught in a life altering situation that quickly unfolds veiled agendas by those who have set a plan in motion that endangers the lives of many.”

“Carter devises a plan to capture and rule the coke trade with help from his mentor, Wolf who remains behind bars. Wolf is tied deep into the game and provides detailed instructions to Carter on how to master the ultimate takeover.”

Streetz Gon' Cry exposes hidden deals and betrayals in a business where loyalty is expected, often questioned and almost always compromised. It is a gritty tale that paints a realistic picture of the inner workings of a game that is deadly.”

- - Connie Williams, B2M Book Reviewer 

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Friday, May 02 2014

Defending A King ~ His Life & Legacy is an eye opening read that reveals the soul of a man, that gave to the world all he had to give; though it appears the world was not yet ready to accept his kind and gentle spirit.”

“Dr. Karen Moriarty utilizes her clinical license in psychology to analyze the life and legacy of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Exposing the length in which the media along with questionable journalism attempted to destroy the vast accomplishments of this mega star that will go down in history as one of the best artists of all time.”

“The book highlights the many misconceptions and some out right lies spread as truths to the world for profit and fame. Perhaps it was this assault on Michael Jackson’s character that contributed to his bout with insomnia. Which ultimately drove him in desperation, seeking sleep by means that lead to his untimely death.”

Defending A King ~ His Life & Legacy sheds light on Michael Jackson, the man, loving father, musical genius, and consummate performer. Revealing his loving and kind heart for all mankind. Which is evidenced by his philanthropy to causes that benefited children and the down trodden. He also used his platform to affect awareness about saving the planet.”

“This page-turner in essence fills in the gaps about the last few years of Michael’s life. Disclosing his preparations for what would have been the ultimate thriller, for his fans to once again see him grace the stage.”

“Dr. Moriarty has penned an insightful must read for all intrigued by this phenomenon. Giving voice to the man that was so misunderstood, yet loved by so many.”  

- - Patricia Woods, B2M Editor

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Friday, May 02 2014

Bad Apple In The Big Apple is an exciting read that draws readers into this suspense filled drama. Guaranteed to keep you deeply immersed until the very end.”

“This sequel to the equally intriguing novel, Fully Involved takes readers inside the lives of the firefighting Jacksons. The Jackson men have followed the family tradition of choosing a career in Firefighting. It is a career path that has placed both men in the center of a criminal investigation.”

“Retired Arson Chief James Jackson decides to visit New York in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. He invites his grandson, Fire Captain Nick Jackson to come along on the trip. In hopes of spending some bonding time together. Unfortunately, Nick is unable to accompany his grandfather due to a case he is trying to solve.”

“In the mist of Chief Jackson enjoying this time with his wife they encounter someone from their past that eventually puts their lives in danger. During the same time, Nick and his wife are caught up in a kidnapping that puts the life of a young child in danger.”

“An old nemesis reappears and secrets are revealed that are explosive and could very well change the lives of many.” 

“This riveting novel will have readers eagerly anticipating how this story unfolds.”

- - B2M Book Reviewer 

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Friday, May 02 2014

"Steven Manchester does a remarkable job penning The Rockin' Chair. It is an outstanding read."

"John & Alice McCarthy are husband and wife and are at a pivotal point in their marriage. Alice has Alzheimer's disease that is rapidly taking over their lives. This poignant look inside the McCarthy family exposes truths that are all too familiar to most of us. Revealing heartbreak, faith, loss and love."

"The McCarthy's have one child, Hank, whom over the years has been distant with his family. His wife Elle has been essential in helping Grandpa John care for his wife as the reality of it all is becoming overwhelming."

"As Alice's health continues to decline, John makes the decision to ask that the family come home to share the final days with their Grandmother."

"The grandkids, George, Evan, and Tara are in the mist of dealing with their own life challenges, but are eventually grateful for the wisdom imparted from Grandpa John."

"The Rockin' Chair presents a great story of a family surviving a tremendous loss and ultimately learning to heal old wounds. Demonstrating the power of forgiveness that we should all take heed to."

"Manchester is superb, pulling readers into this compelling read. Making one feel connected to the events unfolding in this page turning novel that is completely engaging."

- - Patricia Woods, B2M Editor

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Friday, May 02 2014

Starting Over is a candid look inside the life of La Toya Jackson. She courageously reveals her difficult marriage to Jack Gordon. A man that physically and mentally abused her for many years. Inflicting a life of pain, manipulation and threats against those she loved. It would be years before La Toya would muster the strength to fight back and take charge over her life.”

Starting Over is an empowering read that is raw and filled with emotion. This is evident with the author’s disclosure of the events that lead up to the death of her beloved brother, Michael Jackson.”

“La Toya stands firm in her belief that Michaels’ death was intentional and that there are many parties tied to what transpired in the destruction of The King of Pop.” 

“This fascinating read embraces the notion of starting over and picking up the pieces of your life. Fostering the understanding that setbacks may occur, but with determination and perseverance one can overcome difficult challenges.”

- - Patricia Woods, B2M Editor

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Friday, May 02 2014

Sleepless Nights is a compelling page turner that’s filled with drama and suspense that will take readers right to the edge as secrets are revealed and a heinous crime is solved.” 

“Attorney Drew Smith is hired to defend a young man who is believed to be involved in the vicious murder of three people due to a robbery. During the course of the investigation, Drew uncovers hidden secrets that make the defense of his client even more challenging.”

“In the mist of it all he is seeking help from a therapist to resolve reoccurring nightmares that are hunting him. In addition, he is involved in a relationship with an exotic dancer that could be deadly.”

Sleepless Nights offers intriguing characters, some shady and others worthy of redemption.” 

- - Patricia Woods, B2M Editor

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Friday, May 02 2014

Prepared is absolutely a must read for those who are seeking motivation, wisdom and insight on how to be prepared for the challenges that life may throw at you. It is an honest and thoughtful read about achieving and maintaining ones focus on what is important in life.”

“Reggie uses his own personal lessons to demonstrate the importance of paying attention and obtaining a willingness to do what is necessary to reach the goals that you set for your life. There will be distractions and deterrents, but you must learn to remain diligent.”

“Reggie masterfully reveals wonderful tips on how to be prepared through spiritual analysis and the art of football. Thereby embracing a tactic to appeal to readers in a fashion that will educate, empower, and enlighten them on their path to living a productive and prosperous existence.”

“Reggie clearly has tapped into a method in his writing that will gain the attention of readers and provide a much-needed conversation to encourage everyone to make the required preparation to set the path for success.” 

- - Patricia Woods, B2M Editor

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Friday, May 02 2014

"Jackson Harris' debut novel is an interesting read. This incredibly moving story offers suspense and intrigue that will keep your full attention. It reveals the passion and dedication the Jackson family had for their profession. And demonstrates the love of family and the challenges they endure when tragedy strikes."

"Fully Involved tells the story of three generations of Atlanta firefighters in the Jackson family. It uncovers the tragic death of David Jackson, the son of the retired Arson Chief, James Jackson. Exposing many unanswered questions in the tumultuous events that lead to a fire that ultimately claimed his life."

"David's wife Peggy gave birth to their son Nick, on the same faithful day that she lost the love of her life. Unable to cope with the tragic situation, Peggy turned to drugs and struggled with her addiction for many years."

"James and his wife stepped up to raise their grandson, Nick, and he eventually followed the same path and becomes the Captain at the same station his father and grandfather worked at."

"Nick's curiosity about the events that led to his father's death compels him to resume the investigation. He soon becomes suspicious that his grandfather, James Jackson is withholding important information that could determine if his father's death was an accident or a homicide."

"What Nick learns will unearth dark secrets that will threaten lives and cause others to face potential criminal charges." 

- - Patricia Woods, B2M Editor

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Friday, May 02 2014

“Twenty-one years ago Zaria Ali married Ned, her high school sweetheart. She thought her marriage and life was fine until she learned of her husband’s infidelity. Zaria was devastated when Ned left her to be with a younger woman.”

“Now their daughters, Neema and Meena are in college living on their own and Zaria finds herself ready to move on with her life. She feels that she missed out on a lot after getting married at eighteen and being forced to become an adult.”

“Her best friends, Hope and Chanci offer her support as she attempts to take charge of her independence. Zaria takes on a new career as a bartender. Soon after she meets Kaleb Strong an attractive younger man. The chemistry between them is explosive, but will it be lasting. Kaleb’s age may become a deal breaker when it comes to getting Zaria to commit fully to a life together.”

“Niobia Bryant enthralls readers once again with her ability to create stories that are relatable and intriguing. The Hot Spot delivers unabashed passion that heats up the pages of this unforgettable story.”

- - Patricia Woods, B2M Editor

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Friday, May 02 2014

“Readers will become All Caught Up with this incredible tale that will capture your heart.”

“Jasmine Craft is in the matchmaking business and finds herself assisting her new client, the handsome successful author, Robert Rankin, who at best challenges her ability to find the perfect match for him.”

“Jasmine thinks she has found the perfect date but at the last minute she has to step in literally. They are both pleasantly surprised by the immediate attraction, and decide to see where it leads.”

“As the relationship evolves a mysterious burglary occurs that leads to a big reveal that ultimately disrupts their exciting existence together. Secrets are revealed, jealousy exposed, and a painful past could potentially derail their love.”

“An engaging romantic read that is formed with appealing characters and real emotion."

- - Patricia Woods, B2M Editor

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