ANOTHER Award-Winning Author Added to 2020 NBCC #3chicksandsomebooks

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2020 Bliss
Lauren Francis-Sharma Is Back With Her 2nd Book And It’s Another Page-Turner Featured at 2020 NBCC
Book Lover:
In 2015, Lauren Francis-Sharma burst upon the literary scene with the highly praised debut novel, ‘Till The Well Runs Dry, called a “lush, elegant epic” by Essence magazine. 
 
Her second literary offering promises to be just as dramatic and engaging, and we are proud she will again join us at the National Book Club Conference.
 
This time, she will discuss The Book of the Little Axe, which releases next May, a novel set in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries about migration and the intertwined destinies of black and Native Americans in shaping the West.
 
In 1796 Trinidad, young Rosa Rendón quietly but purposefully rebels against the life others expect her to lead. Bright, competitive, and opinionated, Rosa sees no reason she should learn to cook and keep house, for it is obvious her talents lie in running the farm she, alone, views as her birthright.
 
But when her homeland changes from Spanish to British rule, it becomes increasingly unclear whether its free black property owners–Rosa’s family among them–will be allowed to keep their assets, their land, and ultimately, their freedom.
 
By 1830, Rosa is living among the Crow Nation in Bighorn, Montana with her children and her husband, Edward Rose, a Crow chief. Her son Victor is of the age where he must seek his vision and become a man. But his path forward is blocked by secrets Rosa has kept from him. So Rosa must take him to where his story began and, in turn, retrace her own roots, acknowledging along the way, the painful events that forced her from the middle of an ocean to the rugged terrain of a far-away land.
 
Lauren brings talent and a rich culturally diverse story that makes our weekend what it is: Literary Bliss.
And guess what: Yep, you guessed it: ANOTHER wonderful storyteller who will join us next year, July 31-August 2, will be announced on Friday. This is how we roll.
In the meantime, if you consider yourself a serious reader, you do not want to miss the 18th-Annual NBCC. It is important to secure your position now with a $100 deposit to join us July 31-August 2 in Atlanta by clicking here. We are running significantly ahead in registrations from previous years at this point. You do not want to be left out.
Any questions, please email curtisbunn@yahoo.com. And please make your room reservation at the Marriott Buckhead and ask for our amazing $117 rate at 404-261-9250. Or you can do so online by clicking here.
If you are excited about next year, please let me know. And scan below for important information.
Peace and blessings,
CURTIS
Curtis Bunn, NBCC founder
Remember book lovers, Tina Lifford‘s must-read book, The Little Book of Big Lies: A Journey Into Inner Fitness, is available for pre-order. It is one of the three NBCC selections for World’s Largest Book Club Meeting. Let’s support this work now. It releases November 19th. Click on the photo above to order.
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Heat Check: Pat Tucker, Author of Sizzling Novels, Adds Fire To 2020 NBCC As A Featured Author #3chicksandsomebooks

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2020 Bliss
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Heat Check: Pat Tucker, Author of Sizzling Novels,
Adds Fire To 2020 NBCC As A Featured Author
Book Lover:
By day, Pat Tucker Wilson works as a media and communications Manager at Prairie View A&M University, in Prairie View, TX. By night, she is a talented writer with a knack for telling juicy, page-turning stories.
The prolific writer and ghostwriter who was a former television journalist gets her greatest joy in creating her own stories. She is the author of 20 engaging novels and has participated in three anthologies, including New York Times Bestselling Author Zane’s Caramel Flava.
 
Pat’s has discussed her work on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show and been featured in Essence and Ebony magazines. 
She is crafting her next novel, Twin Flames, which promises to be another exciting read.
Pat draws on her extensive background as a former award-winning radio and television news reporter in California and Texas to craft stories readers love. A graduate of San Jose State University, she is a member of the National and Houston Association of Black Journalists and an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
She has written guest blogs for the Huffington Post, the Houston Chronicle, Essence.com and YahooShine at is available for interviews, by phone, Skype, or in person. Learn more about her on all social media platforms as @AuthorPatTucker.
So, let

‘s recap: We have 

the most powerful and diverse lineup of authors

 on board for the 

18th-Annual NBCC. . . . and you’re not on board??? Something is wrong with that picture.
 
It is important to secure your position now with a $100 deposit to join us July 31-August 2 in Atlanta by clicking here. We are running significantly ahead in registrations from previous years at this point. You do not want to be left out.
Any questions, please email curtisbunn@yahoo.com. And please make your room reservation at the Marriott Buckhead and ask for our amazing $117 rate at 404-261-9250. Or you can do so online by clicking here.
If you are excited about next year, please let me know.
Peace and blessings,
CURTIS
Curtis Bunn, NBCC founder
National Book Club Conference, Inc., 245 Highland Avenue, Suite 230-171, Atlanta, GA 30307

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: MICHELLE RAYFORD

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Today I have Author Michelle Rayford on my blog.  Please welcome Michelle.

MDRayford-6-2019Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Thank you. My name is Michelle D. Rayford and I am an author and blogger living in South Carolina.  I’m married with two grown daughters.

What do you do when you are not writing?

You can find me reading, binge-watching Netflix shows, hanging with my family or playing video games.

Do you have a day job as well?

Yes, I’m a Grants Manager at a state government agency.

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?

I’ve been writing since elementary school. I have a ton of notebooks and scraps of papers with stories and poems dating back years. It didn’t become serious for me until around 2014 or 2015. I started taking every class I could find online and around my city…

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Cupcake Brown, Author of NY Times Best-Seller ‘A Piece of Cake,’ Will Be Featured at 2020 NBCC

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2020 Bliss
Cupcake Brown, Author of NY Times Best-Seller ‘A Piece of Cake,’ Will Be Featured at 2020 NBCC
Book Lover:
I know what you’re saying: “The 2020 National Book Club Conference is going to be fire.”

You’re right!!1

It’s going to be sweet, too, with the exciting addition of Cupcake Brown, the author of the sensational memoir A Piece of of Cake, which has received numerous awards. She adds to a lineup that is the strongest collection of authors you can/will find anywhere. (Please visit www.nationalbookclubconference.com.)

We are registering readers at a record place, so please do not miss out by hesitating to secure your position now with a $100 deposit. Make it your Christmas gift to yourself.

But back to Ms. Brown. As an author, attorney and advocate, Cupcake has spoken all over America and Europe, using her years of negative experiences, coupled with positives, to share with others how the hopes and dreams of anyone really could come true, no matter how impossible it may seem.

She has received the University of San Francisco School of Law’s Judge Harold J. Haley Award for Exceptional Distinction in Scholarship, Character and Activities; San Diego State’s Donal Leiffer Outstanding Alumni Award for Distinguished Service; Suze Orman’s Books for a Better Life Award; and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s Literary Award for Nonfiction.

A former lecturer at San Diego State, where she taught classes on youth and gangs, she is working on a sequel to A Piece of Cake and writing the script for the film version of her story. Additionally, she is co-authoring the memoir of Stevie J. Stevenson, father of rapper Tyga, who was wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years. Click on her photo to learn more about Cupcake.

This is how we roll. Please share with your book club members and contact me about securing your positions today.

Peace and blessings,
CURTIS
Curtis Bunn, NBCC founder

2020 National Book Club Conference | July 31-Aug. 2 | Marriott Buckhead ATL
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New Release Promo: Emperor’s Heart Part II – Grab your pre-order now #3chicksandsomebooks

 

Hi Sneakreaders,

Emperor Heart’s story is Book 6 in the Heart of Detroit Series.
If you’re an avid reader of Sylvia Hubbard’s books, then you’re all caught up once you get this book.
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About the book:
Family or Lust? Living or Dying? Loving or Leaving?.. Book Two explores decisions that must be made in the life of the notorious Emperor Heart.As much as he’s tried to keep a distance from his family, his addiction he was unable to control leads in deep in the Heart of Chicago to come face to face with one one person he never wanted to lay eyes on again…

King Heart.

On top of that, he’s still battling his powerful attraction to his daughter’s friend, while the danger to the lives of anyone he cares about could be in serious danger.

Emperor has to choose before it’s too late, but the blood of his father runs through his veins and until he faces his bond to the one woman he should never have touched in the first place, peace from the pain in his heart, his loins or his body will never be obtained.

Part II is the end of Emperor’s story, but the war is coming. Will you be #TeamKing or #TeamLethal?

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Bringing Drama, Detroit, Deliciousness & Deadly one book at a time #YouShouldBeReading #bookpromo @SylviaHubbard1 #3dchicks #bookporn #amreading

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About this author: 

Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers, Sylvia Hubbard has published over 40 books on suspense romance. As an avid blogger, Sylvia has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, plus has had five #1 Bestsellers. She has spoken all over the U.S. & Canada on literary, blogging & busy mom subjects. http://sylviahubbard.com

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TOMORROW STARTS #7DaysAfterChristmas with Author, @SylviaHubbard1 Literary fun with Free Books, discounted series, a new release and a test! Are you ready?

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I know it’s cheesy, but I know you’ll enjoy this as a reader whether you celebrate the holidays or not.

The & Days After Christmas with The Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard will be Start December 26, 2020 to January 1, 2020.

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Create Your Romance Night! Will you be naughty or nice? You Decide on What Adventure You Will Have For the Night!!! #interactivestorytelling

 

Remember when you were young & read stories where you were the protagonist? Or have you ever been reading & wanted to choose what the main character should do?
Here’s your chance to Create Your Romance Night!

Will you be naughty or nice?

You Decide on What Adventure You Will Have For the Night!!!

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New Release Promo: Emperor’s Heart Part II – Grab your pre-order now #3chicksandsomebooks

 

Hi Sneakreaders,

Emperor Heart’s story is Book 6 in the Heart of Detroit Series.
If you’re an avid reader of Sylvia Hubbard’s books, then you’re all caught up once you get this book.
Click Here
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/7a55764c06197bdcc2fec04d5/images/3d12a5c0-09a3-4f39-bb22-edcbb47d0d2c.jpg
About the book:
Family or Lust? Living or Dying? Loving or Leaving?.. Book Two explores decisions that must be made in the life of the notorious Emperor Heart.

As much as he’s tried to keep a distance from his family, his addiction he was unable to control leads in deep in the Heart of Chicago to come face to face with one one person he never wanted to lay eyes on again…

King Heart.

On top of that, he’s still battling his powerful attraction to his daughter’s friend, while the danger to the lives of anyone he cares about could be in serious danger.

Emperor has to choose before it’s too late, but the blood of his father runs through his veins and until he faces his bond to the one woman he should never have touched in the first place, peace from the pain in his heart, his loins or his body will never be obtained.

Part II is the end of Emperor’s story, but the war is coming. Will you be #TeamKing or #TeamLethal?

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PO Box 36825

Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236-9998

What Makes Readers Give an Unknown Author a Chance? #3chicksandsomebooks

 

Today’s guest post is by author Barbara Linn Probst, whose debut novel, Queen of the Owls, will be published in April 2020.


It’s natural to gravitate to the familiar, and it’s proven that readers tend to buy books by authors whose prior novels they’ve enjoyed. We expect to like the author’s newest book. And we will, unless our expectation is disproven.

It’s the other way around for an unknown author with no “upfront credit.” For a familiar author, positive regard is already there, although it can be lost; for an unfamiliar author, positive regard has yet to be earned.

There’s a psychological term for this. It’s called priming. In the same way that priming a wall allows the paint to adhere, psychological priming sets us up to embrace and endorse whatever we’re predisposed to like. First articulated by Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tverksy in the 1970s, priming has been widely studied in areas of human behavior from shopping to voting.

In my own experience as a university professor, I remember that the highest predictor of how students rated an instructor was whether he or she was an instructor whose course they wanted to take in the first place. In other words, if they expected to like this instructor, they did. Human beings just love to be right.

Exposure also plays a role in shaping our selections. Seeing something “everywhere” brings a sense of familiarity, trust, and inevitability. It can be hard to resist feeling that “everyone” is reading a certain book right now, so it must be good.

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