*New Release*

First Lady Norma Mclauchlin and her grandson Eden have penned A Children’s Book entitled “Dear Dad, Why Don’t You Love Me?”, where a young boy named Eric, questions his father’s disappearance from his life.

🔗 https://amzn.to/3yyCuRj

There is also an accompanying journal entitled “Dear Dad: Forgiving The Absent Parent.”


They can both be purchased on Amazon.


Book Review: French Kiss New Year by Robbi Renee

Nia and Garrett got engaged in Paris on New Year’s Eve, and since then, Nia won’t commit to a wedding date. After a little sexual persuasion, she agrees to the following New Year’s Eve. But first, they have to meet each other’s family, and several secrets are revealed.

I enjoyed meeting this couple in French Kiss Christmas, but Nia and Garrett are a whole vibe in the novella. Their support systems really stood out in this one, as well. If I had to pick just one favorite character, it would have to be Garrett. He was the remedy to all that ached Nia. His body, thoughtfulness and sex game were just an added plus. Unfortunately, his mother was my least favorite character until…she wasn’t (you’ll have to read the book in order to see why).

I highly recommend this this novella by @robbireneewrites, but only after you’ve read French Kiss Christmas.

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*Book of the Day*

Today’s book is the memoir of Zora Neale Hurston.

Dust Tracks on a Road is the bold, poignant, and funny autobiography of novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, one of American literature’s most compelling and influential authors. Hurston’s powerful novels of the South—including Jonah’s Gourd Vine and, most famously, Their Eyes Were Watching God—continue to enthrall readers with their lyrical grace, sharp detail, and captivating emotionality. First published in 1942, Dust Tracks on a Road is Hurston’s personal story, told in her own words. The Perennial Modern Classics Deluxe edition includes an all-new forward by Maya Angelou, an extended biography by Valerie Boyd, and a special P.S. section featuring the contemporary reviews that greeted the book’s original publication.

🔗 https://amzn.to/3JcYzdb

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Book Review: Butterfly 4 by Ashley Antoinette

Butterfly 4 by Ashley Antoinette

The crew is back!

Ethic and Alani are awaiting the birth of their baby, but will he be there for the birth or still locked up behind bars?

Now that Messiah has found out about the twins, he is struggling to establish a relationship with them and forgive their mother. Speaking of Morgan, she has messed up and messed up bad, and everyone that she loves is directly affected. Bash has isolated her away from her friends and family, for his selfish reasons, but for how long?

Hendrix is facing time in jail, and Bella is losing her mind with worry. What happened to all of the promises that they made to one another? I felt so bad for poor Bella and even worse for Henny, because he just wanted to be able to give Bella the things that she deserves.

Poor Ahmeek has to sit back and watch Messiah try to reclaim the family that he left behind. The same family that Meek was establishing as his own. He decided to change his focus in order to settle an old debt.

This book took me on another roller coaster ride of emotions. Without saying, Bash and his stuck up mother pissed me off to the highest degree. Compared to the aggressive personalities of the other men, Bash was weak and twisted. The scream at the boxing ring made me shout for joy, tho! Last but not least, my favorite character will forever be Eazy. The perfect name for the perfect child.

I highly recommend this book and series by NYT bestselling author @ashleyantoinette.

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Brer Mack by Isiko Cooks



A Memoir of Struggle & Reward

BRER MACK’s title is inspired by the story of Brer Rabbit’s Briar Patch, a place of struggle and reward.

Peter Mack is the novelist pen name of Isiko Cooks, prolific author of over twenty-five genre bursting, highly reviewed novels and prescient memoirs, including FILTHY: Innocence Lost, winner of a 2015 PEN America Center book prize.

BRER MACK details the spiritual lessons and secrets of personal discipline utilized to achieve success as a writer and businessman while incarcerated. The author offers a view into the influences, motivations, work ethic and spiritual beliefs that have guided and sustained him through stints in solitary confinement, loss, love, betrayal and prison politics.

Isiko Cooks bares all with honesty and the insight evident in all of his memoirs and Peter Mack novels. He details personal strategies to achieve the reward of personal struggle for anyone in any endeavor.

Isiko Cooks is President of Peter Mack Presents, LLC, parent company of Signature Peter Mack Apparel and The BRU CAPO Company.

Available in paperback and Kindle (K/U)


Happy Release Day!

Happy Release Day @iamdebralee!

A riveting memoir by the former CEO of Black Entertainment Television (BET), about the glamorous and ugly moments of being a high-powered Black woman executive in the entertainment industry.

As an incredible glass-ceiling breaker and the woman who brought timeless television shows like The Game and Being Mary Jane to cable, Debra Lee has been the visionary responsible for elevating Black images and storytelling for decades. Now she’s telling her own story, in an intimate and eye-opening tale about the triumphant and tricky moments of a career in entertainment.

I Am Debra Lee is a page-turner, filled with deeply personal revelations, juicy celebrity intel, and electrifying behind-the-scenes stories that reveal how she went from a girl raised in the segregated South to leading the first Black company traded on the New York Stock Exchange and how she juggled social responsibility while managing a company targeted toward the Black community. In a rousing narrative, Lee writes: “I don’t just love Black culture—the magic in our hair, the swagger in our steps, the particular way we can say ‘alright now’ to fit our changing moods—Black culture saved me.” In her exciting debut, she answers all of our questions about building an unapologetically Black enterprise as a Black woman. What to do when you’re forced to attend a board meeting eight weeks after a C-section. How to manage a team of men when you’re the first female CEO at the company. How she learned the hard way to say no to those in power when their vision didn’t align with her purpose.

I Am Debra Lee tackles lessons that women CEOs rarely dare to. She addresses her personal struggles with motherhood and “having it all,” navigating reproductive choice, fertility, and #MeToo while achieving great professional success. Being Black and a woman in corporate life isn’t easy for anyone. But Lee shows how she evolved from a shy girl who dreaded public speaking to becoming a force to be reckoned with as she helped build the leading entertainment company for Black audiences and consumers of Black culture globally.

I Am Debra Lee is a must-read for all strivers in any industry. Lee is a truthteller about the critical choices that Black leaders face. As she has done her whole career, in this book, she opens the door for others to come after her, by sharing the truth behind her own inspiring story of power, perseverance, and success.


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Beer Mack: Struggle and Reward by Isiko Cooks

The latest release from @novelist_peter_mack is now available in paperback and e-book (Kindle Unlimited).

Please leave a review when you’re done.


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*Book of the Day*

Today’s book is another page turner from New York Times bestselling author @ashleyantoinette.

Morgan Atkins has depended on men her entire life. First her father, then Ethic Okafor, then came Messiah Williams, and finally Ahmeek Harris. She loves them all for different reasons, but the one thing they all have in common is their unconditional love for her. Morgan is the queen of their worlds, if only she knew her own worth. Trapped by the threat of a deadly secret, Morgan has lost it all. She’s engaged to an abusive and powerful man who is willing to bury everyone to keep control over Morgan’s heart. If she doesn’t marry him, he will destroy those she loves most, and Morgan can’t let that happen.

Morgan is in over her head and she needs help, but with the secret of the twins out for the world to judge, she is lonelier than ever. Messiah nor Ahmeek can come to her rescue. Will Morgan escape the royal family? Will she redeem herself with Messiah? Will Ahmeek ever look at her the same? Will her disloyalty to Ethic be the thing that brings his kingdom falling to the ground?

Morgan seems to be more like Raven Atkins than she thought and the generational curse of sleeping with the enemy is not easily broken. Will Morgan’s fate be different? Or will she just become another Atkins princess that the streets annihilate?


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Book Review: Madam C.J. Walker Builds A Business by Rebel Girls

This is a must have for all little brown babies to our in their personal library. I didn’t think there was anything more to learn about Madam C.J. Walker, but this book proved me wrong. It’s also the first Children’s book that I’ve encountered that is 128pp.

Way to go Rebel Girls!

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