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Black SF 2012 Author Panel was Standing Room Only

457399 3151607167791 218292551 oI almost turned around and walked away from Dragoncon. I waited for three hours in a line wrapped around the Sheraton Hotel. Both my husband and I were exhausted, hot, and tired.  What kept me going were the energetic people around me. They were dressed in costumes, laughed loudly, and were there to have a great time. 

 

Summer Reading Fest: Flee (The Short Story Prequel to The Soul Eaters) Chapter Five

Flee small - CopyThis is the last chapter. I hope you all have enjoyed my Summer Reading Fest.  Don’t forget that I’ll blog next week about why I chose to include domestic violence and female genital mutilation in my paranormal romance. This is the last week to participate in the free drawing for Breaking Free so make sure you RT/Tweet, like my FB page, or sign-up for my subscriber’s list. 

 

I’m hoping that you’re on the edge of your seat. Shania’s got that creepy priest after her baby, her memories are all messed up and Corbin’s about to go through an evil awakening.  Do you agree that she should run? Finish Chapter Five of Flee.

Summer Reading Fest: Flee (The Short Story Prequel to The Soul Eaters) Chapter One


Flee small - CopyWelcome to my summer reading fest.  I’d like to introduce everyone to my heroine, Shania. Her grandmother has passed away and left her an interesting wood box that hums and glows.  Nobody else can see that part, though. This box is opening up her earth elemental magic. It’s awakening her lost memories. 

 

I’m hoping to inspire conversations around the Africana symbols, Shania’s creepy ex-boyfriend, Thor, her dog, or even if a romance heroine is allowed to have an abortion.Let me know what you think.

 

BTW, Don’t forget to RT/Tweet, like my FB fan page or sign-up for my subscriber’s list to win a free e-copy of Breaking Free.  Without further adieu, Here’s Chapter One. 

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Guest Fest: Using Afrofuturism to Re-Examine Our Past By Rasheedah Phillips

RasheedahThe Future is already Here. It’s just unevenly distributed.

William Gibson

 

The word “futurism” embedded in the term Afrofuturism denotes a forward-looking aesthetic or theme that envisions the prospective future of humanity. If popular media, literature, and film are any indication, the images that people typically draw to mind when thinking of the future generally involve either 1) post-apocalyptic scenery 2) highly-advanced technology or 3) interplanetary and outerspace travel.

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Guest Fest: Author Deana Zhollis Discusses Sexual Slavery in her Cinderella Fairy Tale

Deana_ZhollisI’m excited to introduce Deana Zhollis. I came across her book, the 9th Symbol, while perusing the Book of the Month on the Black Science Fiction Society. I was immediately taken-into her world and the interesting mixture of her fairy tale and alien domination. I enjoy stories that discuss freedom from sexual abuse.  Please check out her interview as well as her response to why she adds the theme of sexual slavery to her works.

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Guest Fest: Reimagining Shape Shifters by Valjeanne Jeffers

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As a child, I was fascinated by werewolves and vampires. I was never afraid of them. Instead I was sympathetic. Here were creatures who had weirdness thrust upon them, and who had no choice except to become raving lunatics at the behest of a full moon or each time they were hungry. Who were ultimately doomed to die.