Friday, December 23, 2011

Is There A Book In You?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Andrea Clinton is an English Teacher, Novelist, Poet, Essayist and aspiring Screenwriter/Filmmaker. Andrea is a Montclair State University Graduate, who's achieved a degree in English, Film and Journalism. She's the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization, People Helping People; worked as Editor in Chief of AMISTAD Newspaper, in New Jersey; is presently working on a biography and screenplay featuring the life of her uncle George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic and the Clinton Family.

Life Knows No Bounds: One Who Loves You More by Andrea Clinton

• Alisa is a money grubbing gold digger who sashays through her days wearing this title like a tiara. Feeling life’s all about the expensive gifts and money a man can give her, Alisa follows the steps of her mentor and basks in the glory of using men, until she stumbles upon Omar.

• Omar is an African American Muslim trying to fight his demons and find his way back to the Islamic life he knew as a child. Distraught over disagreements that divided the Muslim community a decade prior, where many Muslims became victim to inner city chaos, Omar became a product of his environment and is at the head of that chaos.

Tired of hearing her mother rant and rave about her gold digging ways, Alisa decides to take her great grandmother’s advice, “Always get a man who loves you more than you love him.”   Stumbling upon Omar in his brand new Cadillac, Alisa decides to make him her man, or rather, her victim, or will the tables turn?   Hell erupts, splatters like geysers, while skeletons and bones fly out closets in, Life Knows No Bounds, “1 Who Luvs U More.”

Monday, May 2, 2011

Are You A Student of Your Brand? Know Your Business Brand

    Importance of Business Branding Business branding is not just a one-time process. Rather, it is something you work on and build up over a period of time. After all, branding reflects your reputation as a business enterprise. Along with your efforts to create and manage you

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Author T. Nicole and her Diary of The Secret Wife

T. Nicole currently resides in Philadelphia, and has done so since she graduated high school. T. Nicole is what some may call cultured because of her travels and residing in various areas of the country. T. Nicole e takes her past and present accounts of life and uses them as her motivator to move forward everyday. Many people claim to know T. Nicole, but few really do. Through her work as an author, avid reader and dedicated mother this Queen of Contemporary Drama has gained some added value through all of her experiences. Expanding her horizons, T. Nicole has taken playwriting under her wing and plans to debut her first play Summer 2011. Her motto is "Life is an Inspiration to Create". She writes when she is inspired and this allows for dynamic character and story development.

People always say that journaling is good for the soul...those people don't know Sheree. She knew what the deal was when she married Matt. She was supposed to be the silent wife, until he was at a place in his company where he could worry less about the opinions of senior partners. Matt was the kind of professional that had to keep a perfect image; an image that didn't included a black wife and a mixed breed baby. . When that silence made her invisible it became a problem. Her invisibility allowed Kelly to be the woman in the eye of Matt's friends, family, and colleagues. Trying to deal with Matt, Kelly and the fact that she can never be seen, was proving to be to much for Sheree. To add insult to injury, their innocent child is stuck in the middle. Just as Sheree is a secret, so is this child; in fact he is the biggest secret of all.

All the while, she continues to be the perfect wife and mother. The rage inside her builds until she can't take it anymore. There is a plan brewing and only her diary knows...

You can reach me T. Nicole at 

Author of:
The Diary of the Secret Wife (Now Available)
My Own Terms II: Never Settle

My Own Terms 

Carla Pennington and The Available Wife

Carla S. Pennington was born and raised in Prichard, AL where she currently resides. At the age of 15, she became pregnant and refused to be a statistic. In 1995, she graduated number 5 in her class from Mattie T. Blount High School. She went on to further her education at SpringHill College where she received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Journalism in 2002.

Carla decided not to pursue a career in Journalism. Her heart and mind had always been set on creative writing; things that she could make up. In 2005, she published her first novel, FLING, with a local publisher. She has future plans of re-releasing the novel. In 2008 and 2010, two of her erotic short stories appeared in Mocha Chocolate and Mocha Chocolate remix anthologies ( In 2010, she also contributed an erotic short story to the Chocolat Historie D’Amour anthology ( In January 2011, her second novel, The Available Wife, was released through Life Changing Books ( and it is making a name for itself throughout the urban fiction world.
In 1996, Carla was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Over the years, the disease halted her, but she refuses to let it stop her. She is currently working on a number of other projects that she plans to have published in the near future. Contact info:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Emergency, Stat - Author Cheryl Wood on Wine About Books

"A powerful and inspiring quick read that empowers women to pursue their passion, step into their purpose, and live up to their fullest potential in life. The 45-Day Guide to Empowered Living section of the book provides 45 days of empowerment tips for successful living to help women become more motivated, enthusiastic, and focused in life. Each empowerment tip includes space for journaling to write your personal thoughts of how you implemented the tip for the day and how you intend to implement the tip in the future."
There are no words to describe this book completely.  Cheryl Wood has taken life's lessons and formulated them into words that we can all relate to, understand and use to move us forward. "How I Flatlined and Woke Up in 45 Days" as a title speaks volumes to what so many of us are and have endured to get to the place of purpose. I evoke you all to get this book, read it and complete the daily writings it incorporates. I love the setup and how it encourages to put it on paper.
Join us on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 9 p.m. EST as Cheryl will share her inspiration to write the book, her unique and gifted coaching style and her advice and empowering messages to us all. Follow the link below to join the show.  "See" you there.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dr. Pam Love Manning On Wine About Books

"I Want My Vagina Back" is such a timely book because it propels us to a level of comfort, awareness and much needed sobriety to authentically dialogue about our vaginas without fear of ignorance. The more we learn, respect and cherish our vaginas, the more we can teach others to value our vaginas as well." Sharon D. Jones-Eversley, DrPH, Relevant Solutions, CEO, Townson University, Assistant Professor

As of this moment, I still have not gotten through the book because every message and story seems to touch me in such a personal way, I have to stop and ponder on each story. The title set me aback but the message in the book has started a healing process for me. A healing I had not realized I needed. "I Want My Vagina Back" sets into motion the thoughts of how do I heal from men I have allowed to take it. Since I was never able to really discuss it with anyone and my girlfriends and closest friends did not know to do with theirs either, we were all running around talking about what we did with them, not the effects of what happened to it afterwards and the continual ripple of effects it is still having in us today.

"Supposedly, we are trained to clean our vagina, keep it smelling fresh, and shave or wax the area surrounding it. Others are taught to intoxicatingly open and close it to control people and manipulate circumstances. Sisters live their lives spiritually, emotionally and psychologically detached from their vaginas."

Join me on Thursday, March 9, 2011, 9:00 p.m. EST as we share time with the gifted and talented writer of this phenomenon, Dr. Pam Love Manning, author of "I Want My Vagina Back". "It's more than a book. It's a movement" 

"I Want My Vagina Back" with Dr. Pam Love Manning on Wine About Books.

Wine About Books, "A sweet connection of literature to the vine."

Presented by La'John Media, another Wanda Mays production.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Author Christian Hollister oozes on Wine About Books

Considered by many to be one of the most talented and creative writers that most have met, Christian Hollister is a true up-and-coming poet and author who's work both captivates and gives passion to all those who have the pleasure of reading his poetry. With two books already under his belt, Christian has smoothly transitioned his unique poetry from the Erotic Poetry arena to the more complex and personal writings that he is demonstrating recently. As a former Erotic Poet, Christian is no stranger to commanding attention and holding his audience's imagination in the palm of his hands, as he has complied an impressive list of titles which has been featured in not only his own book "Syn: The Complete Erotic Poetry Collection Vol. I", but also in the ever popular "Eros Vol. II" (published by Chaklet Coffee Books). Christian recently made the move to more personal poetry after experiencing the birth of his daughter and the unfortunate circumstances that makes him unable to be within her life. Coupled with his struggle to find not only himself but also God, Christian's poetry has grown into an array of serious talk where he writes about everything from God, Love, Life & everything in between. However, Christian still remains true to his roots of Erotic Poetry, performing selected pieces for awaiting crowds when offered the opportunity. Christian can be found on Facebook at and his books can be found on various sites such as and Christian Hollister's new book, "Something I Was Told About God, Love & Life is set to be released in the spring of 2011 and will feature poems from Christian's new style of writing.

Christian will be in the house on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:00 p.m. EST. Please join us with Author Christian Hollister on Wine About Books.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Beverly Black Johnson joins us on Wine About Books

Beverly Black Johnson conceived Gumbo for the Soul Publications in November 2003. She originally wanted to produce strictly inspirational anthologies but the concept lacked depth and originality. "I needed something that addressed the concerns of the community", commented Ms. Johnson. "I remembered how some of our church youth struggled to read, and the child held back a grade that used to come over after school with my kids to study at our kitchen table. When I looked into the literacy problems that plaqued our youth, I found an alarming 50% high school drop-out rate!" Beverly redirected her plans aiming the vision's focus on literacy. It didn't take long to realize Gumbo's first of a series of anthologies that would speak to the concerns of the community. Focusing on humanitarian issues like education, health and spiritual wellness, Gumbo for the Soul Publications is paving its own path having released three books with several more underway. Enlightening the community is one of Beverly's many passions shared through informative and interactive community 

Contact Toni Beckham of PR et Cetera, Inc. for media requests.
To request a book signing or to bring Beverly to speak in your community, email  
For bio, appearances and interviews visit      
Join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 9:00 pm EST on Wanda After Dark Radio

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Author Roy Glenn heats up the seen on Wine About Books

 Known as the master of urban suspense, Roy Glenn is the author of Killing Them Softly, An Erotic Tale of Murder, Commit To Violence, Three The Hard Way, and Is It a Crime, which became a best seller and gave birth to the popular character, Mike Black.

The novels that followed which include MOB, Drug Related, Payback, Outlaw, In A Cold Sweat, and No More Tears in the End. Roy is also a contributing author of Girls From da Hood and Around the Way Girls 4 and Gigolos Get Lonely Too. His other novels include Crime of Passion, Body of Evidence and Ulterior Motive feature the character, attorney Marcus Douglas.
Roy was born and raised in The Bronx and currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida where he is working on several projects including The Cost of Vengeance, Beneath The Surface, Out of Control, and Secrets of War, the next three installments in The Mike Black Saga. And Going Down; An Erotic Tale of Murder and The Kimberley Process.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Author CJ Domino, The Games People Play

If a reality T.V. show could be created with one book, this book would win hands down.  The Games People Play hosts characters that pull you in from page 1 and keep you wanting more with each page. Let me give you the synopsis "When people look Mercedes' life this is what they see: a picture-perfect couple living fabulously. But behind closed doors, it's another story as she struggles to maintain the status quo glory. With bitches on her left and ho's on her right, it's a constant fight trying to remain a glamorous trophy wife. Sex, lies and alibis keep them together, but what's done in the dark will never last forever. "

What are people saying about the book
"Grab a glass of wine and be amazed as you fall in love with C.J. and The Games People Play". - Venesha, 5 time literary award-winning author of Mistrss Me, Notorious and Mirror Mirror.

C.J. Domino has done it again, creating another page-turning, drama filled novel. A rising star, this talented writer is surely one to watch. - L.A. Lewis, author of Dirty Little Secrets

This book had me wanting to read it while I was trying to read other books.  It is a true page turner and the characters make you want to have them over for coffee or vodka.  Just depends on the day.

Join us this, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 9:00 p.m. EST as we spend time with the dynamic C.J. Domino.

Shows airs on Wine About Books with Author C.J. Domino. Also have the opportunity to win a copy of this book for your own collection. It's a sure keeper.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

La'John Media Presents Wine About Books

We are having so much fun connecting with so many authors.  We look forward to an awesome 2011 with authors from every genre and guest bloggers too. If you are interested in being a spotlighted author or a guest blogger, please email us 

Happy Writing

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 5, Belief, The Journey Continues, Garth Voisin

"To believe in ourselves is powerful. To doubt what we are capable of renders us powerless"

Day 5, Belief

Belief, in my opinion, is the first step in achieving any goal in life.  It gives your inspiration, it gives you hope, if  gives you strength, it gives you power. Belief is what it takes to move to the next level. Belief is the eyes of the vehicle that drives you to your goals.

Garth's The Journey Continues inspires us to use the many thoughts and inspirational tools to get us to that next level. 

Get this motivational tool at . And don't miss his debut on our Wine About Books segment, Wanda After Dark, TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 9:00 p.m. EST on Wanda After Dark Radio.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Completely Whole Blog Tour - Paulette Harper Johnson

About the Author

A sought after speaker, certified life coach, minister and author. As an inspirational and motivational speaker, Paulette’s desire is to motive women to reach their God given potential through conferences, workshops and seminars. Combining enthusiasm with an energetic speaking style, audiences describe Paulette’s presentation as inspiriting, enriching and encouraging. She is committed to speaking a message that is always uplifting and edifying. Paulette has authored such books as That Was Then, This Is Now which achieved national recognition by being awarded a finalist in the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award and her newest release Completely Whole was published under her own publishing company Thy Word Publishing. She is the co-author of Victorious Living for Women. Her next book For Such a Time as This will be released in 2011 in addition to Victorious Living for Moms.