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Cover Reveal for Mark of Noba by GL Tomas

Today is the cover reveal for The Mark of Noba by GL Tomas. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The Mark of Noba (The Sterling Wayfairer Series #1)by GL Tomas Genre: FantasyAge category: Young AdultRelease Date: 25 August, 2015 Blurb:Sterling Wayfairer has one goal for his senior year: make his mark. He’s […]

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Guest Interview: Meet Author Kelbian Noel and her Diverse Pages!

Kelbian NoelI have a special guest this month.  Here’s my guest interview with author, Kelbian Noel.  She has a wonderful series and also runs a terrific website, Diverse-Pages, that features main characters of color in Scifi, Fantasy, and Paranormal. Check out her interview and be sure to leave her a comment or two. 

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Book Two in the Genetic Revolution Series is Coming...

doubleIDWithin the last couple of months, I received lots of tweets and emails asking about Book Two in the Genetic Revolution Series.  Double Identity is scheduled to come out 2014.  I’m working hard to build or create a series that readers will continue to love and enjoy.  I’m hoping readers will enjoy book two. Double Identity picks up where Breaking Free ended.  Here’s the description.

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From White Racial Superiority to Mother of an Evolved Species: A Critical Analysis of Save the Pearls

Revealing EdenLast week, one of my former students emailed me in distress over this series, "Save the Pearls." Her anger stemmed from the obvious racially negative subtext (conscious and unconscious) that related to whites as "pearls" and blacks as "coals" in this controversial YA novel.

Admittedly, I was horrified by the obvious racial insensitivities within the first book's descriptions on Amazon as well as on the "Save the Pearls" website, where the love interest, Jamal, has the astrological sign labeled "pimp." The book trailer also was very disturbing with a young, blond woman in black face, telling her tale of reverse discrimination in her post apocalyptic world where her white skin makes her genetically-inferior and unable to handle the "heat." Could someone really publish such a book in the 21st century? But what worried me the most was that this book was written for teens.

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Guest Fest: Lea Nolan Discusses her Gullah Root Worker in her Upcoming Novel "Conjure"

Lea_NolanThanks so much for having me, Alicia it is truly a pleasure to be here for Guest Fest!

Since this post is supposed to address paranormal and color, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to introduce one of the characters in my upcoming debut, CONJURE, the first book in The Hoodoo Apprentice series.

 In CONJURE, Miss Delia Whitaker is a ninety-seven year old Gullah root worker who lives on St. Helena Island in the South Carolina low country. Miss Delia’s not just any conjurer, she’s the island’s premier hoodoo practitioner and wise woman. When my heroine, Emma Guthrie, her brother and their best friend unleash a wicked flesh-eating curse that threatens their lives, they turn to Miss Delia for help in learning the magic to break the hex.

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