Black Authors : Please Give Me a List of Books You Have Read

Discussion in 'Short Stories - Authors - Writing' started by river, Jul 18, 2014.

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In which medium do you prefer to read?

  1. Paper back book I can hold in my hands

    6 vote(s)
    85.7%
  2. Kindle ebook

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Nook book

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Other ebook sources

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Hey Fambly,

    Amazon.com lets authors contact reviewers on a list of about ten thousand reviewers. I'd like to find reviewers who are interested in the books I've written but Amazon doesn't provide a way to browse by subject matter so I'd have to go to the profile page of each reviewer.:(

    But I have another idea and hope you guys will help me out. Below is the website of my book, The Crossroads of Time. On it you can see what the book is about. What I want you to do is tell me the titles of books you know are like my book then I can go on Amazon and find out who reviewed those books.

    Plus, if you are interested in reviewing this book, I will send you a free copy, either print or ebook, whichever you prefer. If you are an author and want a review exchange, let's talk.

    Thanks,
    river

    http://rhondadenisejohnson.com/crossroads
     
  2. Kadijah

    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    Clicked on your link and got "this page can't be displayed." :10500:
     
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    same here - the link aint working - think the site must be down cause i even wrote your name in google then clicked on your website from there and it did the same thing
     
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    I got the same thing..link not working.:(
     
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    would love to read your book, looking forward to sharing my book here when am done theonortey.tumblr.com
    afronomiks at g mail

     
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  8. Kadijah

    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    Got this synopsis off SJ's link:

    Chloe doesn’t believe in coincidences , so when strange things keep happening in her life, she seeks the help of a Candomblé priestess to find out what’s what. She thinks the message of the spirits trying to contact her may have something to do with her desire to do something great with her life. She knows she wants to do something more than what her mother wants her to do—get a good education so she can get a good job working for someone else. As her visions become more corporal, Chloe gets literally swept out of her 21st century Los Angeles world in the stormy vortex of Oya, the African Orisha of the wind. Oya takes Chloe on a journey through time that throws her into the world of Ayodele, her 19th century ancestor on a Virginia tobacco plantation. Together the two women struggle to achieve more than society expects of them as women and as African Americans.

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    This is pretty original (the elements put together). I can't think of a single book I've read that is anything like it. I was kind of thinking of Zora Neale Hurston's "Your arms to short to box with God," for the "swept out of her 21st century LA world." I was thinking of Zora's lead character leaving her familiar life to embark on a strange, untried life, but I'd have to read your book to see if it fits.

    Same elements: Black female heroine, grandmother who wants the best for her (vs mother who wants your character to get a good education), leaving grannie, etc. :10500:
     
  9. Vincent Stacy Henry

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    The link worked fine for me...complete with animation.

    I'm a big scifi (some fantasy) reader. The last 3 novels I read in this genre since the beginning of the year are:

    1) "Knight of the Word" - Terry Brooks
    2) "Refugee" volume 1 - Piers Anthony
    3) "Speaker for the Dead" - Orson Scott Card

    I'll gladly read and review your book. Is it downloadable from someplace other than Amazon? I do most of my reading on my Nexus tablet.

    (coincidentally I wrote a short story last year with the African deity "Elegua" as one of main characters simply because I couldn't find any books or stories that had African Mythology as a backdrop)
     
  10. Kadijah

    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    Had you tried a few days ago, it wouldn't have. It works fine "today." :)

    After reading and listening (to the link), I immediately thought of the movie, Somewhere in Time.

    Somewhere in Time is a 1980 romantic fantasy film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. It is a film adaptation of the 1975 novel Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson, who also wrote the screenplay. The film stars Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright, and Bill Erwin.
     
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