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#3dChicks: NO MORE BORING WEEKENDS! Change your plans and fall into #UrbanIntrigue #RomanceSuspense and #EroticThrillers with #Detroit author, @SylviaHubbard1 #goodreads #amreading #bookblogger,

Deceptive Nights

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Secrets, Lies & Family Ties 

ebook & paperback

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About Deceptive Nights 

When her husband leaves her with nothing, Phoebe Green vows to never give another man any part of her heart or her body without getting something in return. Jacoby Knight just wants to find a woman, who wants to join themselves with his body and not his massive bank account. These two strangers meet and find they can meet each other needs, yet one night won’t do when passion this hot meets.

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About Secrets, Lies & Family Ties

Ezekiel Chambers knew he would never find a woman that would allow him to marry and though he longed for a happy family life since his business life was so successful, his father was never going to give one inch to grant him that opportunity.

Reluctantly, he is convinced to go to his high school reunion, but upon meeting the mysterious woman, Ezekiel forgets what he wants and focuses on what he desires.

Too bad he won’t be able to keep her.

When Grae is given the opportunity to sleep with the man of her dreams without him knowing her identity, this shy reclusive young woman steps outside of her shell and transforms herself into the woman of his dreams

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To read more of this author’s work, check out her fiction list at: 

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Or get books on amazon at:

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If you’re looking to shake your book discussions up a bit, check out the fun game #LitVersations created by Debra Owsley @odebsimplysaid ·#bookclubs #authors #booklovers

BOOK CLUBS, AUTHORS & BOOK LOVERS…

If you’re looking to shake your book discussions up a bit, check out the fun game “Lit Versations” created by Debra Owsley.

https://amzn.to/2GLN9gI

 

See Game Website http://www.litversations.com/

How do you cope with nostalgia when the love of your life suddenly decides to leave? #youshouldbereading #3dchicks

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A story of deep love, remembering’s and unexpected turns
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Available in MOBI and ePub
When Scarlet suddenly decides to leave, for no apparent reason, the narrator is left with a whole lot of nostalgia and emptiness. Trying to fill in the gaps, the narrator shares their flash-backs. Through them, we are introduced to the history of their love affair. To their quirks and idiosyncrasies. To the little games they loved to play. A beautiful picture emerges where style and sensuality blend to create a dream-like atmosphere. Where does reality end and the dreams start?Download now | More from this author 

#3dchicks Presents: Waiting for Scarlett by Stefan Calin #youshouldbereading

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A story of deep love, remembering’s and unexpected turns
Get the story!
Available in MOBI and ePub

When Scarlet suddenly decides to leave, for no apparent reason, the narrator is left with a whole lot of nostalgia and emptiness. Trying to fill in the gaps, the narrator shares their flash-backs. Through them, we are introduced to the history of their love affair. To their quirks and idiosyncrasies. To the little games they loved to play. A beautiful picture emerges where style and sensuality blend to create a dream-like atmosphere. Where does reality end and the dreams start?

Download now | More from this author 

 

#3dChicks: NO MORE BORING WEEKENDS! Change your plans and fall into #UrbanIntrigue #RomanceSuspense and #EroticThrillers with #Detroit author, @SylviaHubbard1 #goodreads #amreading #bookblogger,

Deceptive Nights

ebook & paperback

Amazon | Smashwords | BN |iBooks| Google Books

Secrets, Lies & Family Ties 

ebook & paperback

Amazon | Smashwords | BN |iBooks| Google Books

 

About Deceptive Nights 

When her husband leaves her with nothing, Phoebe Green vows to never give another man any part of her heart or her body without getting something in return. Jacoby Knight just wants to find a woman, who wants to join themselves with his body and not his massive bank account. These two strangers meet and find they can meet each other needs, yet one night won’t do when passion this hot meets.

Buy Now Amazon | Smashwords | BN |iBooks| Google Books

 

About Secrets, Lies & Family Ties

Ezekiel Chambers knew he would never find a woman that would allow him to marry and though he longed for a happy family life since his business life was so successful, his father was never going to give one inch to grant him that opportunity.

Reluctantly, he is convinced to go to his high school reunion, but upon meeting the mysterious woman, Ezekiel forgets what he wants and focuses on what he desires.

Too bad he won’t be able to keep her.

When Grae is given the opportunity to sleep with the man of her dreams without him knowing her identity, this shy reclusive young woman steps outside of her shell and transforms herself into the woman of his dreams

Buy Now Amazon | Smashwords | BN |iBooks| Google Books

Have you read the full book already? Leave a review on Goodreads or Bookbub please

 

Subscribe to this author’s updates for more literary works to come. CLICK HERE

To read more of this author’s work, check out her fiction list at: 

https://sylviahubbard.com/fictionbooks

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Or get books on amazon at:

http://amazon.com/author/sylviahubbard

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You don’t want to miss THE 16TH CAVALCADE OF AUTHORS VIRTUAL EVENT Oct9th – 11th – @COAChicago #3dchicks

JOIN US FOR THIS FREE ONLINE LITERARY EVENT. The 16th Cavalcade of Authors and NK Tribe Called Success welcomes New York Times and National Bestselling authors in for a weekend of readings, intimate chats, giveaways, games, and more. Confirmed authors are listed below. Each registrant will receive a free book from one of the NK Tribe Called Success Members and are able to win books throughout each event. Come prepared to have a great time.  All events are via Live Zoom and with the link, you’re able to come and go as you please.
Kimberla Lawson Roby, Brenda Jackson, Beverly Jenkins, Steven Barnes, Donna Hill, Brandon Massey, Naleighna Kai, ReShonda Tate Billingsely, Pat G’Orge-Walker, Mary Monroe, Tracie Howard, J. D. Mason, Mary B. Morrison, Brian W. Smith, Shakir Rashaan, Kennedy Ryann, LaVerne Thompson, Ursula Sinclair, Farrah Rochon, Deborah Fletcher Mello, Angie Daniels, Pat Simmons, Ines Johnson, Piper G. Huguley, Altonya Washington, Siera London, Vanessa Riley, Trice Hickman, Joylynn Ross, Patricia Sargeant, and more to come!
Friday, October 9 – 5:30 p.m. to Midnight
Saturday, October 10–9:00 a.m. to Midnight
Sunday, October 11–9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

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USA Today Bestselling Author Naleighna Kai
Founder of the 16th Annual Cavalcade of Authors Online  October 9-11, 2020  

If you’re looking to shake your book discussions up a bit, check out the fun game #LitVersations created by Debra Owsley @odebsimplysaid ·#bookclubs #authors #booklovers

BOOK CLUBS, AUTHORS & BOOK LOVERS…

If you’re looking to shake your book discussions up a bit, check out the fun game “Lit Versations” created by Debra Owsley.

https://amzn.to/2GLN9gI

 

See Game Website http://www.litversations.com/

#3dChicksAndSomeBooks Angelique Clemens Author of “Can I Borrow Your Skin?” In-depth Book Interview #bookpromo #michlit #michiganwriters #blackgirlmagic #motownwriters

About book:

The much anticipated debut novel of Angelique Clemens combines the storyteller of fictional novel with the step-by-step benefit of self-help books. The gripping story of a young professional woman moving through the obstacles of losing a sibling, establishing a career, and trying to find romance all while struggling with self-identification. Can I Borrow Your Skin outlines self-affirmation techniques and demonstrates their benefit for self-esteem building and self-conceptualization. The author, Angelique Clemens, walks the reader through the struggle of self experienced by the protagonist and helps them emphasize with her plight.

The novel is a unique combination of three genres and is written in the tradition of The Self-Love Workbook by Shainna Ali, 50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James, and The Dollmaker by Harriet Arnow. The author paints such a vivid story that the reader will feel immersed in the sights, sounds, and feelings as if they were walking alongside the protagonist or perhaps under her thumb.

Book Website www.CanIBorrowYourSkin.com
Amazon Book Page: https://amzn.to/31riHCA
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Angelique%20Clemens%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall

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From the author: 
I wrote a guide book to help persons who read Can I Borrow Your Skin. The guide has three parts, the pre-read which explains some of the alternative relationships that are noted in the novel. The post-read which helps walk the reader through the mirror technique used by the protagonist in the novel. The book club aid which has some discussion topics for book clubs who read the novel. For the guide:
Barnes & Nobel paperback https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-guide-to-the-mirror-angelique-clemens/1136501059?ean=9781078781749
Nook https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-guide-to-the-mirror-angelique-clemens/1136501059?ean=2940162771906
on Amazon: paperback https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085DRTD8C or Kindle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085C428WW

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Book Interview:

· What inspired you to write this book?

I was moved by significant events in my life and the life of those around me. Writing about those experiences and working through different outcomes is what inspires my writings. The protagonist experiences a serious loss and struggles with self identification and starts to define herself by the relationships that she maintains. As a woman who has struggled with self-concept herself, I wanted to write something that spoke to others in this situation. I used the protagonist to first show how easily self-doubt and lack of self-knowledge can manifest.

· Can you tell us about the book?

Can I Borrow Your Skin is a romance novel about a woman’s unrequited love with the reflection she saw in the mirror. The protagonist, Nicolette Guyere, experiences loss and as she mourns she spirals down a rabbit-hole of self-doubt. While working through the loss, Nicolette notes that her lack of self-knowledge was being populated based on the relationships she maintained. The resulting self was not Nicolette; in fact, she learned through working on herself using the mirror technique and self-affirmations that she was not able to be her true self with over 90% of the people in her life.

· What did you learn about yourself when writing the book?

I learned more about myself. I was already enamored with myself, but this book gave me a much deeper appreciation for who I truly am. I can honestly say that I love the woman I have become and grow deeper in love with her every day.

· What will readers walk with after reading this book?

How to love themselves. There are so many techniques on how to start the process of loving one’s self and one great example. Persons reading my book will hopefully walk away from the book thinking to themselves that it is ok to not be perfect and that trying to be what everyone expects of you will have you in a situation where you are never who you know yourself to be.

· What advice about writing, publishing and marketing would you give to other writers and authors. 

1) Enjoy the process. It is long, sometimes very difficult but it is like planning a wedding or for the arrival of a child. Cherish the ups and downs. It will be over before you know it.

2) Have a plan. Outline. Set deadlines. Be organized and stick to your deadlines.

3) Your book begins and ends with your editor. Make sure you pick one that understand you, your vision, and will make the experience easier

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#3dChicksAndSomeBooks Book Reviews for “Can I Borrow Your Skin?” #bookpromo #michlit #michiganwriters #blackgirlmagic #motownwriters #mwn

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About book:

Nicolette is a young black lawyer who struggles with the self as she wants to be seen. Her parents only see her as the child they raised, not the thirty year old woman she has grown into. Her friends see her based on their experiences with her: her sorority sisters as the girl that they pledged and crossed with; her law school friends as the smart girl that always near the top of the class; her high school friends as the shy, naive girl that they always tried to corrupt; her lifestyle friends as the strong, independent, dominant woman with undeniable skills; her sister-cousins as the little sister they never had that they have to protect and mentor; and her church friends as the pious Catholic girl. The men she dated mostly reduced her to their favorite body parts. Nicolette struggled with not living her life by others’ standards and expectations of her. She wrestles with the face that she can not be herself, her true self, around 90% of the people she know.

Can Nicolette work through her problems and learn to be the fierce person that she sees in the mirror? 

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Book Website www.CanIBorrowYourSkin.com
Amazon Book Page: https://amzn.to/31riHCA
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Angelique%20Clemens%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall

Book Reviews:

“Angelique Clemens spins a fantastic urban tale of love, loss, redemption and resilience that leaves you panting for more when the last page is turned.” Ashara Giles

“Angelique is excellent as an author and an overall powerful mid. This authentic journey will open your eyes to realities and conversations of the “self-concept” that need to be discussed.” Shawn T. Blanchard

“Excellent book with some unexpected twists. Easy to ready and very engaging.” Erica P.

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3dChicks “Book Break #AuthorInterview with Angelique Clemens ” #authorinterview #podcast #bookpromo #CanIborrowYourSkin #blackgirlmagic #selfcare

Taking a Book break on The literary World of Sylvia Hubbard and interviewing Angelique Clemens, author of Can I Borrow Your Skin. She’s featured at Motownwriters.com/feature this month and also at our motownbookclub.com

Click here to listen to the episode

About Author:
Angelique Clemens is a writer, scientist, and speaker. She started writing as an adolescent when she co-wrote a short mystery story about an inept murder with her mother that was published. Later, in high school, poetry that Angelique had written in French was published. Now, she writes biographical fiction around the subjects of loss, #blackgirlmagic, #alternativelifestyles, and learning to develop one’s self in a less than supportive world. Her books, generally, address these topics through the lens of the black experience. Angelique enjoys sports, scotch, and true crime novels. When Angelique is not writing, she is playing board games, coloring, or doing puzzles. She resides in Detroit with her husband.

Author Website www.AngeliqueClemens.com
Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/31riHCA
Facebook Page www.Facebook.com/NicoletteGuyere
Instagram Page www.Instagram.com/CIBYSnovel

About book:

Nicolette is a young black lawyer who struggles with the self as she wants to be seen. Her parents only see her as the child they raised, not the thirty year old woman she has grown into. Her friends see her based on their experiences with her: her sorority sisters as the girl that they pledged and crossed with; her law school friends as the smart girl that always near the top of the class; her high school friends as the shy, naive girl that they always tried to corrupt; her lifestyle friends as the strong, independent, dominant woman with undeniable skills; her sister-cousins as the little sister they never had that they have to protect and mentor; and her church friends as the pious Catholic girl. The men she dated mostly reduced her to their favorite body parts. Nicolette struggled with not living her life by others’ standards and expectations of her. She wrestles with the face that she can not be herself, her true self, around 90% of the people she know.

Can Nicolette work through her problems and learn to be the fierce person that she sees in the mirror?

Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/31riHCA
Author Website www.AngeliqueClemens.com

#selfcare #blackgirlmagic #alternativelifestyle #takecareofyou

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