Lipgloss Chronicles: Confessions of a Celebrity Make-Up Artist
Surviving the Badge
By Irene Reyes-Smith
The life of an inner-city police officer is an exhilarating and challenging task. It’s even more daunting when you’re a female and black. Irene Reyes-Smith has one thing on her mind when working the streets: to make it back home to her family.
Unfortunately, Officer Reyes-Smith has been put in the position of fighting the system from both sides. In her novel, Surviving the Badge, she writes about defending her right to serve and protecting her son from a system that is ready and willing to make him a statistic. As you take this walk with the author, you will feel the heartbreak of a mother’s challenge to help the world see her son through her eyes.
Lessons in Legacy
By Kendra Newman
Music, laughter, coordinating t-shirts, tons of barbecue…and a whole lot of love.
Welcome to the black family reunion!
Tailored to join the branches of the family tree together for unforgettable, jam-packed, annual weekend celebrations, while family reunions are fun, they often miss a vital ingredient in keeping the family stitched together: a record of the family history.
Lessons in Legacy is a practical guide teaching families how to document their rich history to pass down for generations. Following the blueprint set forth by the Johnson, McQueen and McFarland clan of Chesterfield County South Carolina, Lessons in Legacy paints an intimate portrait of the family’s legacy of love while providing readers with proven methods to research their own family history, as well as checklists for planning and hosting stellar legacy building events.
Families deserve to have the stories of how their blood and bond came to be shared for generations; Lessons in Legacy is the perfect tool to teach families how to preserve their treasured stories with dignity and grace.
Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt
By Tangular Irby
When Pearl schedules a playdate with her friends Sallie and Ella, they have no idea they’re about to travel back in time to Gee’s Bend, Alabama to discover the origin of the beautiful quilts in Grandma’s house. It doesn’t take long for the girls to learn Grandma’s quilts are more than pretty pieces of fabric stitched together to keep them warm; the history behind the family treasures is rich, and bursting with love.
Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt is a journey through art and adventure, stitched together through the eyes of young Pearl, who dreams of creating a quilt of her own one day. Will her friends support Pearl’s dreams of making a quilt? Has she learned enough to do it? And what surprise does Grandma have for the girls that will change everything?
Find out what happens in the heart-warming tale, Pearl and her Gee’s Bend Quilt.
The Six Figure Goal GetHER: A Woman’s Guide to Passive Income From Their Passion
By Annette Morris
“One stream of income can’t sustain an individual indefinitely. Neither can it sustain a business forever. The owner must diversify the revenue of the business in order to make it through all seasons.” Author Annette Morris pushes for new entrepreneurs to understand and appreciate this mantra.
In her novel, The Six Figure Goal GetHER: A Woman’s Guide to Passive Income From Their Passion, Mrs. Morris desires to break the trend of struggling entrepreneurship and change the statistics that reflect why many small businesses go out of business within their first three to five years.
This novel teaches entrepreneurs how to generate consistent revenue to sustain for a lifetime. The author describes how she took a non-profit organization and grew it to generating 400K annually after only four years in existence, utilizing the principles she applied from the tips in this book. These strategies to implement various revenue streams are for non-profit and for-profit entities, helping business owners to work smarter and not harder.
Conquering Co-Parenting: Overcoming Chaos and Stress While Sharing Custody
By Aleka Melson
Some parents find themselves in situations that they more than likely never envisioned for their lives. Children find themselves feeling as though they have to choose between their parents. Co-parenting can be difficult and chaotic for everyone involved, but author Aleka Melson offers solutions for parents entering the co-parenting world.
In her new novel, Conquering Co-Parenting: Overcoming Chaos and Stress While Sharing Custody, the author offers tips and strategies for parents to reflect on their personal turmoil and work on ways to conquer the unwanted chaos. This book can serve as a tool and positive reinforcement for any parent looking to escape the adverse effects of co-parenting. Ms. Melson offers parents an alternative to toxic co-parenting and presents an opportunity to learn how to conquer the unhealthy statistics of unsuccessful parenting. Also, she advises how to build up confidence and self-esteem, giving your children every advantage for being raised in healthy environments.
“The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.” ~ Jane Blaustone
Pick Up Your Crown
By Jessica Simington
Imagine being at war with yourself over what should come so easily to a person––love, trust, and understanding. Jessica Simington’s novel, Pick Up Your Crown, allows Jessica to tell her story about ten years of chaotic relationships, searching for love in all the wrong faces. Jessica decided it was time to make changes in her life, and she did so by being accountable and learning to rely on God to heal her. What Jessica learned in her search for the truth was that her choices were not about her. They were about her absentee father. Jessica began to love herself, ending years of domestic abuse, rejection, and mental abuse. Jessica looks to inspire others to pick up their crown to self-care and encourage them to find their true identity.
A Leap Of Faith
By Tam Yvonne
Leilani Jordan is young, gifted, and blessed. Prophetess of a successful ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina, Leilani is still reeling from the death of her husband, who passed away early in their marriage from prostate cancer.
The emotional scars from that event have quelled Leilani’s desire to love or be loved. That is until she meets Floyd Hamilton, who has been hired as the new keyboardist for the church. Mr. Hamilton’s presence has ignited feelings in Leilani that she thought were long dead and buried with her husband.
Leilani questions if this man is God sent, or is he trouble on the horizon? Leilani is conflicted over her faith and the flesh. She prays that God will guide her path to His will. Is she willing to listen to God and take a leap of faith?
Rediscovering Dad and Discovering Myself: A Journey Through the Impact of Alzheimer’s
By Brandon Burke
Brandon Burke grew up not always having the closest relationship with his father. However, as life would have it, his father’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in 2015 afforded the opportunity for Brandon not only to become closer to his father but also to become his steadfast caregiver. Through this disease, Brandon has found his passion and inspiration to help others who are in similar situations by sharing his experiences. Brandon tells the story of his relationship with his father growing up, leading up to him being diagnosed, and he hopes to shed some light on a devastating diagnosis and his family history of Alzheimer’s.
“It is my hope that this book will provide a path for Alzheimer’s caregivers to follow so that they will know they are not alone; shed light on the role of caregivers who are often unsung heroes when it comes to serious and/or terminal illnesses; bring more awareness to the world about the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease; and highlight the bond between father and son,” Brandon relates.
Rediscovering Dad & Discovering Myself: A Journey Through the Impact of Alzheimer’s is a compassionate and insightful journey with Brandon Burke, as he comes to understand the immense impact that his father had on his life.
Coming November 2020
Son, You Matter
By Derrick Washington
Meet 7 year old Ahmad. A boy who idealizes his father and loves chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. It’s a special day for him because after school, Ahmad is going for his favorite ice cream with his favorite person. What seems like a normal day changes quickly into one that transforms the way Ahmad views his father, ice cream, and life all in one moment.
Instinct and Intuition: The Uprise of the Resilient Woman
By Simply Speaks
Are you looking for a way out, a way in, or a way around? Are you trying to find your purpose for your life? You may be confused by all of these things, but what Simply Speaks wants you to know is that you possess an untapped superpower, a power that will catapult you to your greatest desires. You may have decided the life you yearn for is out of your reach, but Simply is here to tell you that is simply not true.
In her new book, Instinct and Intuition: The Uprise of the Resilient Woman, Simply Speaks offers you the opportunity to take a journey to discover your strengths and rely on your intuition, helping you to become the best version of yourself. An entrepreneur and transformational speaker, Simply inspires women to assert themselves boldly and unapologetically. This book takes a bold and daring approach. Simply Speaks is transparent in telling the raw story of her life and how she overcame the obstacles that almost derailed the dreams and goals she had for herself. She speaks candidly of her abuse at the hands of the very person who was supposed to keep her safe––her kinship care guardian. Simply was kicked out and introduced to the streets of the Bronx, learning to navigate. Determined to survive, she began taking control of her life despite her past.
Simply Speaks provides exercises at the end of each chapter to help you create your personal determination needs assessment. Simply believes it is never too late to readjust your crown!
90 Days: Unlocking Your Financial Freedom to Change Your Life Forever
By Nicole Deas
In these uncertain times, securing a financial future is more difficult than ever. Student loans, interest rates, maintaining a favorable credit score, and living from paycheck to paycheck have made financial freedom almost an impossibility. But, what if I could offer you seven tools to help you change your financial status from scarcity to security?
Nicole knows money decisions are never just about money. Having to decide between freedom vs. survival can cause anyone to pile up debt and neglect their credit score. As you read each page, you will learn how to let go of what you thought was working. Nicole’s unparalleled knowledge reveals practical and personal steps to help you enjoy financial freedom within ninety days.
In 90 Days: Unlocking Your Financial Freedom to Change Your Life Forever, wealth strategist and financial coach Nicole Deas uses her personal experience and professional knowledge to offer you a unique change to your mindset and introduce you to a new way of looking at money and how it can work for you. Nicole gives you a no-nonsense approach to finance, case studies, and practical tools you will need to change your financial portfolio. You’ll find new rules for valuing money, debt cancellation, spending wisely, budgeting carefully, and much more.