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Readers & Book Clubs

Are you an ardent reader or member of a group that reads new authors as well as the classics? Meet here to get the skinny on books, authors, contests, and more. Authors can contact you directly and share excerpts and info. concerning their titles.

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Black Author Showcase will be conducting book giveaways, interviews, and contests in 2008. Make sure your favorite book clubs are members of this network to be eligible.

Book Club members: Please upload a photo or jpeg of your book club logo for inclusion in the Flash object that will be available for posting on other sites.

And don't forget to list your club's reading list and/or reviews, and what you are reading now in this group forum. These pages are for you.

Discussion Forum

Financial Literacy & Ownership

Started by Dameon V. Russell Dec 29, 2015.

Swap Reviews

Started by Malarie Mitchell Apr 12, 2014.

Betrayed by blood.

Started by Janie De Coster Jun 22, 2013.

Book Giveaways

Started by Francis Ray Jan 27, 2012.

Blog Hop Book Tour

Started by melissa love Jan 8, 2012.

Love Is Blind ~ Book Tour

Started by melissa love Jan 1, 2012.

Should White Writers Tell Black Stories? 2 Replies

Started by Eric at Last reply by Kim Wilson Aug 27, 2012.

Secret Affair!

Started by melissa love Oct 17, 2011.

Christian Writer's Literary Festival - December 10, 2011 (Baltimore, MD) 1 Reply

Started by Lynn Pinder. Last reply by Eric at Oct 16, 2011.

Book Club and Book Review 5 Replies

Started by melissa love. Last reply by T.J. Chester Sep 25, 2011.

A Quiet Storm on Kindle for $2.99

Started by Bernice McWilliams Feb 14, 2011.

Bestsellers at Books of Soul 3 Replies

Started by Eric at Last reply by Eric at Oct 16, 2011.

1st Annual Atlanta Black Book Expo 2 Replies

Started by Richard Charlton Pharris Jones. Last reply by Richard Charlton Pharris Jones Sep 23, 2010.

Literary Page Turner Book Club 3 Replies

Started by Dominique. Last reply by Dominique May 20, 2010.

Do You Want Your Book Club to Be Featured? 4 Replies

Started by Zhana. Last reply by Nicole Chandler-Fox Jul 16, 2010.

Intimate Conversation with author Tash Hawthorne

Started by EDC1Creations Mar 17, 2010.

Intimate Conversation with author Mike Sanders

Started by EDC1Creations Mar 17, 2010.

Intimate Conversation with author Missy Jackson

Started by EDC1Creations Mar 17, 2010.

The Ultimate Sacrifice by Anthony Fields

Started by EDC1Creations Mar 17, 2010.

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Comment by JXW on August 26, 2012 at 9:55pm


“The University of Perdition, An EBook Horror Series, Volume One” allows you to examine for yourself three case study files that explore how courageous and curious students learn there is nothing in life that is impossible or unbelievable.
The horror series can be found in the Amazon Kindle Store.
Coming soon are adult fiction books that will include “Disrespecting Lela.”
A number of stories for children and teens are also on the agenda for release in the very near future.
Comment by melissa love on August 21, 2012 at 6:12pm
Lena Spencer is a practical woman whose world is carefully ordered by schedules and timelines and she doesn’t like surprises. So when she receives a call from a beautiful model detailing an affair with her boyfriend, her world is thrown into chaos. With the help of her boisterous sister and niece, Lena manages to pick up the pieces and resume her role as a single working mom with the added bonus of a few slinky dresses to show off the figure she’d always hidden.  Feeling sexy and confident, she is almost prepared for Ethan’s return from a European tour. Almost.
Musician, Ethan Holden, realized too late that he’d miscalculated the level of Lena’s fury. A ten month tour through Europe and a crazed fan had proven too much for the both of them. Returning to his hometown, he is determined to win her back despite her resistance. But can he give up the music he loves if that’s the only thing she wants?
Comment by Deborrah Cooper on June 2, 2012 at 7:32pm

The Black Church...
Where Women Pray and Men Prey


A shocking exposé of the manipulative games of female behavioral control, fleecing the flock and other questionable goings-on in Black churches across the U.S. 

This book contains dozens of real-life stories of sexual abuse by Pastors, Ministers, Bishops, and church members, along with astute observations about the games being run on women in Black churches across the nation. 

Based on the shocking blog post that had CNN, Al Sharpton, Michael Baisden, Michael Eric Dyson, Al Joyner and all of Black America in an uproar: The Black Church: How Black Churches Keep African American Women Single and Lonely! author Deborrah Cooper continues an uncomfortable examination of Christian religion in the black community, non-biblical tenets of the prosperity gospel, and the games of unscrupulous black preachers in the exciting book: The Black Church: Where Women Pray and Men Prey. 

 Exposing Dozens of Shocking Realities About The Black Church...

  • Why adolescents who attend Black churches are sitting ducks for child molesting pedophiles
  • Why the majority of Black women in church will hear nothing but false promises made by false prophets
  • The ten traits of a religious cult and how many nondenominational black churches meet the legal standard of a cult 
  • How Biblical scriptures are cleverly twisted to manipulate women's thoughts and behaviors with guilt and shame
  • The TRUE reason there are few single Black males of marriageable quality in Black churches
  • Why no one prospers from seed planting or Prosperity Gospel but the men to whom you give your money
  • How the tactics used by street pimps to convert women into prostitution are the same games used to manipulate women by pimps in the pulpit!


The book concentrates on the behaviors of preachers - all of them, not their job title, not their role, not their church and how long its been there or how many people go there, or what you believe about God or Jesus or anything else...



Log onto Women Pray Men Prey.Com for more information or to order your own copy today!

Comment by Eric at on February 6, 2012 at 12:51am

February's bestselling African American paperback, hardcover, and Kindle books are being posted at Books of Soul. See the top-sellers at

Comment by melissa love on January 11, 2012 at 2:23am
Secret Affair
Check out my new jaw dropping book that is set to be released this month.
ISBN: 13:978-1468131123
Retail: $4.99
Available @ and most book stores.
Printed & E-Book form
I am available for book tour and interview.
Stay tune for a chance to win a $25.00 Amazon gift card!
Comment by Eric at on June 13, 2011 at 10:02am
The list of the bestselling African American books, by African American authors or about African Americans, to be published in June 2011, as listed by
Comment by Author Collective on April 27, 2011 at 2:40pm

The 2011 International Urban Book Festival, Cleveland comes to Richmond Town Square Mall, May 13 - 15, 2011. Throughout the mall will be local television, government and sports personalities reading for 30 minutes to a group of children or students. Authors will also sell and sign their books and novels and there will be several no cost literary workshops, classes and panel discussions open to the general public. We will identify 50 Cleveland area schools whose students may have financial challenges. Also, we will through our subsidiary R2Books, donate 20 gift certificates to each school, these can then be brought to our event and redeemed for a new book. We welcome other corporations to match our gift and help us give 10,000 books annually to deserving students across the United States. Tell everyone about us by sending them to our website:

For more information contact Takaya or Michael at 313.446.2262.

Comment by Eric at on April 12, 2011 at 12:22am

The 5th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair in Los Angeles is scheduled for Saturday, June 25th, from 10am to 6pm.
As in our previous festivals, the Book Fair will attract a large number of visitors to the Leimert Park Village for an entertaining day of readings, poetry, and musical entertainment.  The centerpiece will be the Authors Tent where we will gather our community of authors to share and sell their works to the public.
This year, 40 table spaces will be allocated under the Authors Tent to provide an attractive venue for you and your works.  We would like to invite you to reserve your spot under the Authors Tent as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.  The cost will be $125 for a table space.  The deadline for submission is Monday, May 2nd.
An authors application can be found at our website at  Additional details about the space and the event are posted on the application.  More information will be posted on the website.  
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the event or making a reservation, by sending me an email. 
We would appreciate your help in sharing information about the event with your members and friends.
Eric Brasley
Authors Coordinator
Comment by Karimah Bailey on April 3, 2011 at 1:51am
Rape. Child molestation. Sex. Revenge. Love. Tears. Forgiveness. Just a few words that I can use to describe my book Somebody's Little Girl. Visit for more details. Thank you in advance!!!
Comment by Bernice McWilliams on March 21, 2011 at 3:07pm


The electronic version of A Quiet Storm by Bernice McWilliams is available now for $2.99 and the print version for $19.95 at

A Quiet Storm is a page turner full of romance, adventure and suspense. The first chapter can be read at Enjoy and please pass on.

Thank you for your patronage.

Bernice McWilliams


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