{Book Attraction} Bad Men and Wicked Women by:Eric Jerome Dickey

Affairs of the heart can be lethal in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey’s latest sensual novel. As a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles, Ken Swift knows danger, but nowhere does he feel it more than in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and wrestling with a strong…

{Born On This Day} ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Happy Birthday to ReShonda Tate Billingsley! We adore you over here at BPT! May all of you dreams continue to come true. Pick up a copy of her latest release Seeking Sarah! Bio ReShonda Tate Billingsley always did have an active imagination. From making up stories to crafting award-winning poems, the national bestselling author has…

{Born On This Day} Elle Wright

Happy Birthday to Leslie ‘Elle’ Wright! Bio Born and raised in Southeast Michigan, near Ann Arbor, my mother always instilled in me the importance of reading. There was never a time when I wasn’t going to read, in the process of reading, or just finished reading a book. It was also my mother who, later…

{Book Attraction} Higher Is Waiting by:Tyler Perry

In this precious gem of a book by Tyler Perry writes of how his faith has sustained him in hard times, centered him in good times, and enriched his life. Told in a series of brief chapters that begin with his earliest memories of growing up in New Orleans, Perry vividly and movingly describes his…

{Between The Lines} Mona Scott-Young Adds To Her Empire

Simon & Schuster gives the Queen of VH1 her own book imprint called Monami Books. The debut book is set to be released this fall ‘Blurred Lines: A Novel’ written by none other than Mona Scott-Young herself and Courtney Parker. Blurred Lines is set in the music industry. Synopsis From the creator of the VH1 series…

{Born On This Day} Barbara Joe

Happy 56th Birthday to Barbara Joe! Barbara Joe Williams is a bestselling author, publisher, speaker, copy editor, proofreader, and publishing consultant living in Tallahassee, Florida. She is a Navy veteran, a graduate of Tallahassee Community College, and Florida A & M University. She is the owner of Amani Publishing, LLC, and the co-founder of the…

{Born On This Day} Happy 50th Birthday To Brenda Hampton!

Brenda M. Hampton is a native St. Louisan with a gift and passion for writing. She maintained journals for several years, but it wasn’t until she read Terry McMillan’s Disappearing Acts, it prompted Hampton to explore writing in ways she never thought was possible. In early 2002, Hampton began crafting her memoir, In My Shoes,…

{Book Attraction} Faces of Praise!: Photos and Gospel Inspirations to Encourage and Uplift by:Carol M. Mackey, B. Jeffrey Grant, Kirk Franklin

This full-color photo gift book that turns chart-topping contemporary gospel music into Bible-based devotions is a three-way blessing for readers: a perfect companion to favorite gospel recordings, an encouraging daily devotional and a unique photo collection. Here are never-before-seen four-color images of the top 60 contemporary gospel artists taken on stage, as they led worship…

{Book Attraction} Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan’s Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America’s New Public Enemy No. 1 by:Cyrus Bozorgmehr

In 2007, the innovative young Wu-Tang producer, Cilvaringz, took an incendiary idea to his mentor the RZA. They felt that the impact of digitization threatened the sustainability of the record industry and independent artists, while also shifting the perception of music from treasured works of art to disposable consumer products. They needed to fight back….