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And the tale of the African Elementals Begins… Diverse Book Covers Revealed!

Origins boxset web copy

Courtney Milan wrote a thought provoking blog post that detailed at length the problems with the lack of diverse images on stock websites.  Her words resonated with me deeply.  But, let me go back for a minute. 

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Origins of an African Elemental (1-3)

Available  Now for Download and in Print! And the tale of the African Elementals begins…  This prequel boxed set is the first, second and third installment in the African Elemental series.  Mawu, Iniko, and Shania grow into their strength as mothers and warriors. These  women wield the elements and war swords to save this universe […]

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Interview with Kenya Wright: Bringing Africana Culture to the Center of Dark Urban Fantasy

Kenya WrightI’m too excited about my interview with author Kenya Wright.  She’s agreed to give away a free e-copy of her book.  I’ll also give away one e-copy of her book. So I’ll announce two winners on Friday after 5pm from the commenters on my blog about her interview.  So, get your questions and comments ready. Here’s her interview.

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Summer Reading Final Thoughts: Does Domestic Violence and Female Genital Mutilation belong in a Paranormal Romance?

Black_Women_in_FearI am a survivor of Domestic Violence. I don’t talk of it often but the experience was one of the darkest moments of my life. During the healing process, I realized that domestic violence in the African American community is not something that is acknowledged or discussed. In fact, it is to be hidden.

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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.

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Breaking Free Gets Creds from Authors Valjeanne Jeffers and Delaney Diamond

BreakingFree_AliciaMcCalla_435-680OMG! I love having amazing writer buds! Over the last two weeks, I've received positive support from two ladies that I respect and admire.  I can't thank either one of them enough for taking the time to offer advice, wisdom, and share their genius. But they've  done more by giving me some creds.

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

Flee small - CopyI'm so excited about the number of free downloads for Flee on Smashwords. The free promotion for Flee will end soon. No worries, it'll still be available on www.aliciamccalla.com as a free read.

There has been lots of discussion about what's going on in this short story. I have a a formal response to some of the questions that readers have been asking in regards to the brutal domestic violence as well as female genital mutilation in the story. Look for my upcoming blog response on July 30th along with the winners of Breaking Free.  

Well, Chapter three was more emotional but Chapter Four gets back to the paranormal.  Are you all ready to meet that creepy priest and learn something new about Shania's baby girl?  Feel free to leave a comment. 

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

Flee small - CopyChapter Two was intense.  The mixture of the box and domestic violence has placed Shania in a new frame of mind.  Her transformation is on the way.  At the end of this summer reading fest, I'll write a blog post or two about the controversial issues in this short story.  But for now, please take a look at Chapter Three.  You'll get the chance to meet her best friend, Maddy Lynh.  Take a look.

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Flee: A Short Story (Prequel to the Soul Eaters)

Available for Immediate Download for Free! Description Flee: A Short Story is the prequel to the Soul Eaters: An African Elemental Novel. After the death of her grandmother, Shania Moore, a 27-year old African-American woman is tormented by her ex-boyfriend and a paranormal serial killer. When Shania falls into a dream realm and connects with […]

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


Flee small - CopyIs everyone ready for Chapter Two? This week proves to be interesting with Corbin’s knowledge of Shania’s pregnancy. What will he do?  Is it ok for him to propose at her grandmother’s funeral?

 

Hope you all leave me some comments today. Here’s Chapter Two.

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