What My Sister Didn't Know




About the Author

Janie De Coster has published several novels with Gstreet Publications, Frienemies, Love at Midnight I the Anthology A Man for Every Season. She has in the works a 3 part Sister Series beginning with What My Sister Didn't Know which has been re released with Gstreet on March 19 2015. Part 2 was released on March 25 2015 and she is presently working on part 3. Janie has also spread her wings with her first paranormal Dark Side of Love published in December 2014.

Janie pens stories of real life drama. She wants to connect with her readers on a level they can relate to. Her novels shines a light on topics such as infidelity, betrayal, divorce, low self-esteem, weight issues, mental illness and domestic violence all the while bringing in laughter and a bit of inspiration. Janie De Coster is formally from New York City but now resides in South Carolina with her husband, four children and nine grand children.





About the Book

Saphire married Clay Matthews, a handsome, down to earth and loyal man who worships the ground her designer shoes walk on. But no matter how hard she tries to love him, her heart yearns for another.

Gade, Saphire's younger sister, married the man of her dreams. Lamonte Singletary is everything a red-blooded woman could ever want in a man. After the birth of their son, life has been picture perfect. That is, until Joe Burrels, a bittersweet memory from the past, returns with a haunting secret he is determined to reveal.

Now the bond of sisterhood could be destroyed forever.

Chronicles of Zauba'ah




About the Author

As a young child, Tosin Coker developed a passion for literacy and writing, driven by her curiosity of what lay in the leaves of the books that kept her mother so enchanted. A foundation of reading and storytelling established, she passionately embarked upon quenching her awakened thirst for books, fiction and non-fiction alike, ever-anticipating weekly visits to her local library with her beloved co-conspirator. It was her mother that acknowledged her predestined future as a writer, at least two decades before Tosin actively bore testimony to it herself, when in 2007 she penned her first novel, unwittingly becoming acclaimed as the first female, African British science fiction author.


Tosin has since been interviewed and featured as a leading expert in the genre of black science fiction including as a panelist in London Southbank's Africa in Science Fiction and Africa Utopia segment on Afrofuturism. Her work has also been featured in Litro Magazine #137 Future Fashions edition.





About the Book

Zauba'ah; a N9nth Degree Warrior Scientist of galactic accolade, is charged with the mission of incarnating in the form of an adolescent girl, in order to pass judgement on the human race. Events that took place during her occupation led to the onset of an intergalactic war of such magnitude that it went down in the history of her collective as Heaven's War. How did she earn the status of an elite goddess of biblical proportions endowed with the right to judge? Simple, like you and I, she was born with a gift and a purpose and used the two to earn it. This is her story.

Chronicles of Zauba'ah is the long awaited prequel to the current quadrilogy of books, The Mouth of Babes, Let Sleeping Gods Lie, Heaven's War: The God Awakened and 2013 Evolution.

“This is actually the first adult novel I have published in three years,” explains Coker. “I took the time out to write a series of dual-language children’s books – but it was time well spent, as I wanted to release something truly epic, and you can’t write books like that overnight! I forged my reputation on high-quality, intricate fiction unlike anything else on the market, so I didn’t want to risk that reputation for the sake of speed.”

Continuing, “I suppose this is the book that I have always wanted to write, and it comes eight years after I released the first volume in the series. Shortly after my author debut, I was told that so few of our race wrote books in the genre, for not being able to see ourselves in the future, thus we neglect to write ourselves into it. This book serves not only to write us into the future, but into and amongst the vast multiverses. Thankfully, I’ve built up a very loyal band of dedicated fans, and hope that this latest and final installment in the five book saga, brings them everything they are looking for.”

Chronicles of Zauba'ah:

ISBN: 978-0993306815

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Perfectly Brown




About the Author

Dr. Jobyna Terry is a native of Halifax, Virginia, where she grew up on a farm. She discovered she had a knack for writing at a young age. As an elementary student, she wrote short stories for an in-class competition, which was started by her teacher Mrs. Royster. In her teenage years, she wrote songs and poetry. After completing high school, she went on to attend Norfolk State University, as a Business Management major, in Norfolk, Virginia. At Norfolk State University, she worked with Norfolk Public School as a mentor to young girls and conducted a campus-wide clothing drive for Battered Women and Children's shelter.

She then went on to pursue her dream to become an attorney and attended the Charlotte School of Law. During law school, Dr. Terry's writing style changed a bit to become more concise, but it did not change the passion she had for writing. She always had a passion for story telling which is why it came easy in certain classes. After graduating law school, she decided to tackle another conquest that was needed in the African-American household. Dr. Terry decided to write Perfectly Brown after taking her Goddaughter, Tynizha, to the library and noticing there were no brown children in the books. She started on her quest to encourage black children to read about themselves, but show them that black families exist. Her next project called "Just Justice" will reflect blended families.





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Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time




About the Author

Marti Dumas is a mother, teacher, and author from New Orleans. She is a contributing writer on education and parenting for Think504.com and other publications. An expert in childhood literacy, Marti has worked with children and teachers for the last 15 years to promote an early love of reading. Her debut book, Jala and the Wolves, recently made the top of Amazon.com’s bestseller list for children’s fantasy. Her second book, Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1 was labeled a Hot New Release on Amazon and is available in stores and online.





About the Books

Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time
Giant Afro. Even Bigger Brain.


Jaden Toussaint is a five year-old who knows it all. I mean, really knows it all. Animal Scientist. Great Debater. Master of the art of ninja dancing. There’s nothing Jaden Toussaint can’t do. The only problem is that grown-ups keep trying to convince him that, even though he’s really smart, he doesn't know EVERYTHING. The thing is…he kind of does.

This time our hero must use all his super-powered brain power to convince the grown-ups that he needs more screen time.




Jala and the Wolves

When a magic mirror appears in Jala’s room, she’s mysteriously transported to the world of wolves — and discovers that she’s become a wolf herself! Can she help her pack survive? And will she ever get back to her human family again?

More about Marti Dumas:
www.MartiDumasBooks.com

ALABASTER BOX GENERATION



About the Author

Uloma Chinwe Iro is the Vision Coordinator of DOMINION FORCE OUTREACH MINISTRY. She is passionate about three things: issues that affect the welfare of women, youth and life transforming literature.

She had an encounter with the Lord in 1991 and has been involved in active christian ministry ranging from ministry in the campuses, ministry to young people and literature. Uloma has served in various leadership positions in the body of Christ - from pastor, youth leader, counselor, personal assistant and more. She has travelled to many countries on speaking engagements, such as Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and within Nigeria. Uloma is the author of a number of books - Price in the hand of a fool, Alabaster Box Generation, Protocol for the gates, DNA of an outstanding youth, Breadcrumbs for breakfast, I dare you to dream, SELAH a collection of poems and Tomorrow.

She believes her tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
 
 
 


About the Book

ALABASTER BOX GENERATION shares on the imperative of living a life of fulfilment; engaging one's full potentials and applying oneself to tilling one's field or peculiar assignment. It encourages the reader to strike until the strike until the iron becomes hot. the book is a timely piece especially for readers interested in leaving their footprints on the sands of time.

June Peters, You Will Change The World One Day




About the Author

Lithonia, Georgia, September 18, 2015 — Alika was born in Richmond, California and currently resides in Lithonia, Georgia at the age of 32 she knew it was time to focus on her dream to become a children’s book author. Her amazing son Makaio gave her so much inspiration during and after her writing process. Aside from being a new author Alika works full time for the Department of Juvenile Justice, she is also in school part-time at Westwood College.

When she started developing June’s character, she thought a lot about the person she is now and the child she wanted to be. She considers herself one who helps people with no expectations. “Helping people brings me so much joy and makes me feel good about myself and my role here on earth. -Alika

Alika is always looking for a new and creative way to give back to her community. June is the exact same way just younger. She has a soft heart and cannot help herself when she sees someone in need. Within this series, readers will have access to audio books, eBooks and paperback books. Readers who are a part of the June Peters email list will receive special information about each book in the series before published. They will also receive details on promotional giveaways and much more.

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About the Book

The June Peters book series, aims to encourage young children by teaching them the value of
giving back to others. Through this series, children will learn that at any age they can make a
difference in the world. It also shows parents the many ways of supporting your child’s dream
and building character at the same time.

What makes June so special? Her ability as a young child to put her needs and wants aside to
help others. Alika wanted to make June realistic to young children. There is no reason why a child who wants to make a positive impact in the world, cannot due to the lack of resources or support. June has so much support from her family, which plays a tremendous part in any child’s life and helps them to stay encouraged.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.ARTBooks4Kids.org


Herstorys: Her history told through the eyes of her true self.





About the Author:

I was born and raised in Newark, NJ. I hopped from projects to projects and bounced from my father’s house to my mothers. My mother made it her business to keep me in performance arts (although she had me at the age of 14) and I believe to this day, the arts saved my life. I am a survivor of molestation/rape, teenage pregnancy, drugs, gangs, violence and a list of other travesties.

At 24 years old, after finding out my mother was on drugs, realizing my father would never be consistent in my life and accepting the fact that I was now a single parent; I opened up a 501c3 non-profit organization, named Sacrit Devahood Incorporation. SDI, started in the middle of my living room with one young girl and it has now grown and expanded to Kampala, Uganda. Sacrit Devahood Incorporation empowers young girls ages 11-19 through performing arts, social building skills and international connections.

Six years into trials, tribulations, speeches, traveling and personal overcoming: I decided to finally take the time to truly ‘know thyself’. I noticed that I was setting expectations for my young girls (organization and daughters), but barely setting any for myself. I felt it was time to truly love me. Loving me included: loving what I hated about myself and loving the person within me that I was hiding from. By beginning this process, I eventually began to love the ones that hurt me.

March 10, 2015, “Herstorys- Her history told through the eyes of her true self” was self-published. This book took 2 weeks of my time during my fasting period and self-actualization. I learned in order to be truthful with others; I had to become truthful with self. In this book, I’ve written biographical poems, short stories and confessions to begin my new, true and happier life. With anything that I do, I am always looking at how this benefits others and I wanted this book to help my sisters/brothers as well.

I’ve noticed the lack of camaraderie in the female community, for years. I made a vow to begin what I call, “Universal Sisterhood” by using “Herstorys” as a vessel. In addition; I wanted to build relationships with the souls that placed their inquisitive hands on this book. This sisterhood is the made up of ALL women, no matter the race, ethnicity, creed or disability.

We all have a story…and our stories will help other sisters to grow, which will build, “Herstorys”.

This is my story
This is your story
This is our story
And our stories are Herstorys







About the Book

We all speak on the lack of camaraderie within the female community, yet something keeps us from building such a powerful movement. This book is your gateway to make that happen! This is our beginning to #Universal Sisterhood... In this book there is an interactive dialogue between the writer and the reader. On each page you'll find an expressive story, a confession, or a poem about the writer's life. Each entry will evoke an emotion from the reader. During these interactions, the reader becomes the writer in her/his own right. This is her story This is your story This is our story And our stories are Herstory's.




More about Nyeesha D. Williams:
www.NyeeshaWilliams.com

The Town Dance

About the Author




Nikki Skies is an accomplished poet, author, and playwright living in Atlanta, GA. Skies is the author of the short story book, “Mississippi Window Cracks” and the published collection of poetry and prose, “Pocket Honey, Wind & Hips”. A firm believer in the power of education, Skies studied for her BA and MFA in Theatre and Screenplay Writing and uses her art as a teaching tool to encourage an interest in literacy. “The Town Dance” is the dramatic debut novel from Skies.






About the Book

Lorna Simon has plans to diminish her resume of safe journalism and be known for reporting trendsetting stories. Certain that she can persevere her impressive family lineage within her carefree lifestyle as a social butterfly, this notion is put under fire after a night of partying thrusts Lorna into being a newsmaker instead of a news writer. Lorna alleges she has become the victim of a sexual assault crime committed against her by a woman, Trista, who is a promising event planner and an associate of Lorna’s mother.

Paralyzed with the humiliation of having to publically defend her sexuality as a heterosexual, Lorna must decide to believe in her bouts of memory loss and forego the incident or rekindle her passion for journalism to protect her livelihood and uphold the integrity of her family.

More about Nikki Skies: 
www.nikkiskies.wordpress.com

Talking about The Sisterhood interview by Keisha Howard, founder of Sugargamers.



The SISTERHOOD by Nichol Bradford

Nichol Bradford is an extraordinary human being. If you haven’t yet heard of her, get ready, because here at Sugar Gamers, we will be speaking to her a lot! We’ve even made her an honorary member. Nichol is not only the author ofThe Sisterhood, but has had a career in gaming that has spanned over a decade. She is also an entrepreneur and currently CEO of Willow Group, a company that is using transformative technology to elevate the psychological wellbeing for the masses.

Let’s start our conversation with The Sisterhood!

The Sisterhood is a tale about a highly impressive and successful female run organization that has grand ambitions to change the world. While working toward that end, they are have to contend with enemies that seek their demise while coming up with solutions for the devastation caused by the very addictive drug, Cocanol. To do this, nine leaders of the organization must use all of their respective resources and talents to not only survive, but succeed in their objectives.

Reading The Sisterhood I was entertained, motivated, inspired, and felt renewed in my creativity toward how to accomplish my goals. But more than that- I started to really appreciate my “Sisterhood” that are part of Sugar Gamers and in my life as a whole. I couldn’t wait to tell them about the book. Beyond the amazing story, the action, the espionage, the battle of wits, and the interesting romantic developments between the characters- there are several reasons this book is compelling.

1. Women, particularly women of color get to save the world!

2. The women of The Sisterhood are not only highly intelligent, but excel in business, tech, science and engineering

3. These female characters are strong, but also human and experience a variety of emotions making them very relatable.

4. The Sisterhoods motivations are always rooted in freedom and empowerment

5. The book is effectively written with the underlying goal to give the reader a blue print for a positive life-action plan

6. The book is a fictional account of an incredible philosophy

These are just some of the reasons I had to learn more about author Nichol Bradford.
 




Nichol Bradford attending the Collision Conference 2015

Looking at her from across the table, I am already beaming with a sense of pride. Since Sugar Gamer’s creation six years ago, I’ve met many amazingly talented women, however, I never actually met a woman of color that has held an executive level position in the gaming industry. Hearing about the exceptional challenges of being a woman and a minority in this field, I was almost expecting to detect a cynical tone when speaking with her. Contrary to my expectation, Nichol’s eyes sparkle with enthusiasm, warmth, and passion as she tells me about every project she’s ever put her energies into. She’s an individual who’s actions come from the heart. Which is why her book The Sisterhood has in some ways changed my life.

K: Tell us about the sisterhood. What inspired you to write it?

N: The Sisterhood is the literary version of what I’m doing now. In the sense that I’m very interested in freedom. Mental freedom. “None but ourselves could free our minds” right? Freedom is a tough word to use because people bring a lot different connotations to it, but for me, it’s freedom to choose. The Sisterhood is very much about a group of women who endeavor to become mentally free and to free every woman, child, and community member. They can touch lives by providing the tools and spaces to think for yourself.

K: What experiences from your life that motivated you to turn this book from an idea to a reality?

N: I was Miss Black Houston and don’t remember what year it was, I think there were dinosaurs you know! But the reason why I was Miss Black Houston is that I was entering my fifth year of college which took me five years to complete because I was working at various jobs the whole time. I didn’t want to rely on my parents and was financially emancipated at seventeen. So, I was in a situation where I was about to start my fifth year of school, my scholarships had finished and I didn’t have any money. I was walking in the mall I worked at and a woman came up to me and she said “Hey would you like to enter a beauty pageant?” In my head I was like “Are you out of your mind”! Really, beauty pageants had never ever appealed to me EVER! But then she said there’s a scholarship. This is what completely changed my decision.

My first beauty pageant was very much like the story Stone Soup. The fable where you know the whole town puts in something and they end up making soup. This is exactly what the mall I worked at did. The salon did my hair, makeup and nails. Another store in the mall let me borrow a dress and so on and so forth. Without their help, I wouldn’t have had a chance at winning the pageant.

K: With everything you’ve done with your life, I can’t believe you had the time to add beauty pageant winner to your list!

It had never ever crossed my mind to do something like that. It was not in my D.N.A. I come from a very long line of very hard core women. But, I felt that as long as I have this tiara. I might as well make it mean something. So I started volunteering and doing workshops with girls and young women about how to be successful.

I was giving my standard workshop. And this is the one that really struck me. There were seventeen or eighteen high school seniors standing in a circle at one point in the workshop. I would talk to them, give advice, then we would do different exercises. The last exercise I had them do was take turns focusing on one girl and each person would tell this girl directly and honestly, “You’re smart. You’re beautiful and you can have anything that you want.”

It was so powerful . The low number of people who could handle that….without crying was incredible. I think no one in the group truly, truly believed these things about themselves.
 
It was tearful. And I knew the work wasn’t done. I had the realization that I haven’t even really helped these girls. You can’t change someone’s life in a moment. I mean you can sometimes but it takes more. I’m gone and they’re back to their lives. So I began thinking of ways if how I could have a have a LASTING impact.
 



The SISTERHOOD Sugar Gamers Cosplay

We will continue discussing the “Sisterhood” and how you can become a part of it! We are in love with this book and what it means for us! We were even inspired to do our own cosplay campaign which you will be seeing more of soon! In the mean time, to learn more about Nichol Bradford and The Sisterhood please visit the links below! We would love for you to join the conversation.
 
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Enter the Moon and Howl at the Moon by Jennifer Fisch- Ferguson




About the Author

Jennifer Fisch- Ferguson has been writing and publishing fantasy stories since 2003. Publishing credits include short fiction, writing contests and novels.

She attended the Eastern Michigan University and graduated with a B.A in African American History and promptly went to work with AmeriCorps on a literary initiative. She went to the University of Michigan and got her Master’s degree in Public Administration in 2008 and while she finished writing her thesis, also got a Masters in English – Composition and Rhetoric in 2009. She recently is working on her PhD at Michigan State University in the field of Writing and Rhetoric. She has been teaching collegiate and community writing classes since 2003 and loves the variety and inspiration her students bring.

She currently is finishing her trilogy and dutiful writes on her blog space about her journey. She is excitedly expanding her ever developing world and looks forward to the new adventures waiting to be written.


About the Books

Book 1:Enter the Moon




Enter a world where chance encounter changes a woman’s chosen path.

Enter a world where, in the dark of Central Park, a hidden society fights to exist.

Enter the Moon where Her fluctuating phases irrevocably intertwine two lives.

With wealth, beauty, and a voice like liquid gold, life was right on track for Kama DeKosse; then she met Jack and, for once, decided to toss caution to the wind and see where it would take her. The world of romance gave her new encounters and the chance to flirt with the mysterious.

Jack Twist enjoyed his orderly life of power and control. Being pursued was an intriguing challenge and, following instinct, he enjoyed the chase. In a twist he would have never expected, Jack found an amazing passion that ran wild and crazy as Kama brought something new to his life, something that neither of them knew how to control. Unable to resist the attraction, he joined the game as Kama turned his world upside down and made his inner wolf howl with desire, consequences be damned.

Kama can’t deny the overwhelming pull towards Jack, even when she is forced to make a choice that could cost all her hopes and everything she has ever worked for. And just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, life takes her up on the challenge. Kama learns a secret that not only threatens her family and Jack, but also her very life.


Book 2:Howl at the Moon



Kama DeKosse thought the most exciting thing about her senior year would be a solo recital at Julliard. That was before she found out her werewolf lineage and was forced to take a Rite of passage to stay with her pack in Central Park. Kama began to feel the constraints of trying to simultaneously live in both the human and Loup worlds. In the human world, she was still a child with little choice. In the Loup, she became an adult, and with that title, the expectations to fully participate as a member of the pack.

Jack Twist reveled in the success that allowed Kama to stay with him. Just when he relaxed, his Park was attacked and he was forced to take a Spirit Quest that tested him and subjected him to pain he thought left behind. He is forced to make decisions that might save his pack but would mean leaving the woman he loves.

Kama traveled to learn about her heritage from the family she had never known existed. This only caused more tension with a Pack who questioned her loyalty and with her loved ones who don’t understand all that being Loup entails. Only the threat of war called her back and she prepared to go into a battle, uncertain if this was a fight she could win.

More about Jennifer Fisch-Ferguson:
www.warriorsofluna.com
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