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Dr. Michelle R. Callahan

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For women who seem to make the same romance mistakes again and again, psychologist Callahan, a media presence and resident psychologist on reality TV show Queen Bees, offers a way of diagnosing and defusing dating self-sabotage. When it comes to men, most women know their type, but Callahan believes it's more useful to know your own type-or, more specifically, your mistype, as the ten personality profiles that follow all identify habits that keep you from expressing your true identity. These include Ms. Second Place, who tends to settle for less; Ms. Anaconda, the smothering type; and Ms. Bag Lady, still smarting over past relationships. A quiz helps readers find their match, and anecdotal evidence gleaned from patients demonstrate how these types work in the real world, where they fail, how they hold you back, and what may have caused the condition. Helpful tips for a "Ms. Typed Makeover" are encouraging and wise, though Callahan's concept can get in the way of clarity; "type" and "mistype" seem to be used interchangeably, and often. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Author's Website: 
http://www.drmichelle.com/

Lucimarian Roberts

Mrs. Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts may be best known as the mother of Good Morning America coanchor Robin Roberts, but the 88-year-old woman has achieved great success in her own right. Lucimarian Tolliver was born in 1924 in Akron, Ohio. As a teenager she was awarded the John S. Knight Scholarship, given by the publishers of the Akron Beacon Journal. The first person in her family to go to college, Tolliver graduated in 1946 from Howard University, where she met her future husband, Lawrence Roberts. The couple had four children and moved 27 times as part of Mr.

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This book is a beam of light, just like the author herself. So much hope and healing and a song to lift up every heart. In these pages, the wonderful Robin Roberts and her mother have a conversation that will make every mother and daughter smile. And I promise you, if there is ever an eclipse of the sun, no one will notice it if Lucimarian is around. She brings all things bright and beautiful into the room. --Diane Sawyer, Emmy Award-winning journalist Being the daughter of a phenomenal mother, I know Robin Roberts became who she is because she is the daughter of Lucimarian Roberts. This book must be read by every woman who wants to raise a daughter who dares to face life fully with enthusiasm and an adventurous spirit. --Dr. Maya Angelou, poet and best-selling author I have always believed in the power of music, and when you put that together with a good story, I am hooked! Thank you to Lucimarian Roberts for sharing her life s journey with us. And, oh, what a story-- growing up with an alcoholic father, dealing with racial prejudice, raising four children, and married for fifty-seven years to a Tuskegee Airman! This story is an inspiring and poignant example of what really matters in life. --Gayle King, editor-at-large, The Oprah Magazine Being the daughter of a phenomenal mother, I know Robin Roberts became who she is because she is the daughter of Lucimarian Roberts. This book must be read by every woman who wants to raise a daughter who dares to face life fully with enthusiasm and an adventurous spirit. --Dr. Maya Angelou, poet and best-selling author I have always believed in the power of music, and when you put that together with a good story, I am hooked! Thank you to Lucimarian Roberts for sharing her life s journey with us. And, oh, what a story-- growing up with an alcoholic father, dealing with racial prejudice, raising four children, and married for fifty-seven years to a Tuskegee Airman! This story is an inspiring and poignant example of what really matters in life. --Gayle King, editor-at-large, The Oprah Magazine

Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams is listed among the artists who have achieved the greatest critical and commercial success in blending R&B styles with gospel music. She has released twelve albums, two of which were certified platinum, one gold, and has won over twenty awards for her music. She currently hosts The Yolanda Adams Morning Show and makes her home in Houston. You can find out more about Yolanda at TheYolandaAdamsMorningShow.com.

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Over five million listeners tune in to hear Yolanda Adams's Points of Power, a segment in her daily radio show that inspires people by applying biblical truths to present-day realities. In her first book, Yolanda Adams transfers that winning segment into a reader's delight. In this highly accessible manual for daily living, she shares stories from her and others's personal experiences, showing readers how to access God's love and grace in their modern world and troubles. By revealing how Yolanda and other human beings have transcended the world's difficulties, POINTS OF POWER empowers readers to face trouble with confidence in the God who never fails.
Author's Website: 
http://theyolandaadamsmorningshow.com/

Desiree Evans

Desiree Evans is a Christian Author/ Novelist. Desiree has just published her debut novel, "Her Divine Destiny." This novel will inspire, encourage, and uplift women of every age, and ethnicity, to have faith in God's grace, and the love of Jesus Christ to give you the victory over any circumstance. Desiree lost her Mother to breast cancer in 1970, and later suffered from depression, and alcohol addiction. In 1985, she surrendered her life to Jesus Christ, and was delivered and set free from both, depression; as well as alcohol addiction. Desiree's raised her children practically as a single-working Mom. She understands, and has great insight into what the struggle is like for these very courageous women.

Today, Desiree has been blessed to achieve an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice; as well as Bachelor of Science Degree w/Honors from Ashworth College. She minored in Mediation and Conflict Resolution at Lakewood College, where she will be featured alumnus in Lakewood College Newsletter on June 29th, 2012. Desiree has been an elected member of Delta Epsilon Tau International Honors Society, since 2010.
The Lord has blessed her with a ministry of prayer, as a Prayer Warrior. Desiree is a baptized believer, and servant of Jesus Christ. Desiree's church home is Abundant Life Jackson; where the full gospel is preached by Pastor Jeremiah Hosford, and The Women's Ministry is led by his wife, First Lady Lisa Hosford. Desiree also feels very blessed to be a wife, mother, and grandmother. Her hobbies include writing, and she loves baking and decorating cupcakes.

Book synopsis: 
Her Divine Destiny is the story that begins in the 1950's, and traces her ancestral roots back to the 1860's. It is a novel that chronicles the life of a beautiful young American-born woman named Azalea Stevens, of African-Caribbean descent. Azalea's ancestors had laid a strong foundation of faith for Azalea to follow, but she would become sidetracked; seeking purpose and fulfillment instead, through her dreams, desires, and passions. Although Azalea's would later come to believe that she had everything in life she could have dreamed of having; riches, power, success, and finally the love of her life, the handsome and ambitious young Lane Jenson, there still remained a void. "Surely there must be more to life," she thought. "Is there another purpose if I am to find true fulfillment?" Suddenly, like a strong wind that blows, warning of a storm coming, fate steps in. Azalea's seemingly perfect world is turned upside down; rocking its very foundation. Would the path Azalea had taken, be enough to see her through the trials she was about to encounter, or would she finally take the pre-destined path God had chosen for her life, that ultimately leads to "Her Divine Destiny?" The story will take the reader on a facinating journey with the heroine, which leads up to an exciting triumphant ending. .
Publishing Date: 
May 20th, 2012
Genre: 
Christian Romance Novel
ISBN Number: 
978-1470031756
Author's Website: 
www.devansauthor.net

Arsin

Amber was born and raised in Lafayette, La. She writes under the pseudonym Arsin. Amber resides in Lafayette, La with her husband of nine years. She plans to balance nursing while writing and is now hard at work on her second novel, Master Manipulator. Follow her on Twitter @Nurse_AuthorA Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorArsin Email: authorarsin@yahoo.com

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Naomi is the mother of Nyla and a long time childhood friend of Monroe. The three women share a tight bond like no other, but each of them are keeping secrets from one another that has been pierced and is slowly seeping out. Soon it will all be exposed, exploding into mayhem they never saw coming. Secrets, lies, deceit...Monroe is one black-hearted female. She's out for self and doesn't allow anyone or anything to stand in her way. A female with no morals and a thirst to claw her way to the top, Monroe believes the people she comes in contact with should fall at her feet. But, just when she thinks she has reigned queen supreme, almighty female manipulator, someone from her past will come back to shatter her crown making sure her self-perceived powers are dethroned. Being hot-headed may lead you to hot water...Nyla is not your typical sixteen year old. Born into privilege, Nyla has everything she wants at the base of her fingertips. The one thing she can't have is the one thing she'll stop at nothing to get. That very something may, in the end, be detrimental to her life. A fragile heart is easily broken by vulnerability...After her mother's murder, Naomi planned out a fairytale future. Everything seemed to be going according to plan. She had the perfect career as a psychologist, the perfect man, child, cars, home and fortune. But what seems so perfect to Naomi will unfold to be a façade; a clouded judgment, masked by what she perceived as an all too perfect life. Things are starting to look clear, much clearer. Just when Naomi lets her guards down she realizes that she should have protected herself with much stronger armor as she is unprepared for an ending that will rock her carefully thought out journey. Brace yourself for a read that will blow your mind. Love, laughter, sex, murder and suspense rolled into one big ball that will burst into an outpour of a story you will never forget.
Genre: 
Urban Fiction
ISBN Number: 
978-1475255737
Author's Website: 
http://www.iamauthorarsin.com

Jacquie Hood Martin

Executive & Christian Life Skills Coach, Author, Speaker, Trainer Jacquie Hood Martin is a full-time servant leader and a woman “with a yielded Spirit.” Hood Martin has been inspiring women and leadership executives across the world with her matter-of-fact teaching and leadership style for over twenty years. Whether abroad in Ghana, speaking, writing columns or in her books, Fulfilled! The Art and Joy of Balanced Living, or Wedded Bliss! A 52-week Devotional to Balanced Living, Hood Martin’s focus is to bring the best out of each and every person. As owner of J.

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The stress of feeling unfulfilled and as if your life is not of value can be a serious detriment to your physical, financial, emotional and spiritual health. But you are not alone in your quest for peace of mind, comfort, and overall well being. God’s word will enlighten, inspire and encourage you to keep the faith in your journey toward joy everlasting. Jacquie Hood Martin shares the wisdom of God as revealed through her personal and intimate experiences. You will discover for yourself how to find balance to manage life’s everyday encounters while… Learning to see your life the way God sees it despite your past Learning to embrace the promises of God and claim them as your own Discovering the key to having a thankful attitude Discovering the joy of living in harmony with yourself, family and friends Seeking to soar above life’ s tragedies and excel in all that is yours to achieve Every child of God is entitled to the best that God has to offer. You will find yourself reveling in the love God has for you as you successfully balance your faith and future. Jacquie includes helpful tips and life changing tools founded on scripture giving you a road map to finding your own joy and fulfillment toward living a balanced life.
Author's Website: 
http://jacquiehood.com/

Etan Thomas

Etan Thomas is an eleven-year NBA veteran, contributes to the Huffington Post, CNN, and ESPN, and is the author of the highly regarded poetry collection More Than an Athlete. He was chosen by the Obama Administration to participate in President Obama’s town hall meetings on fatherhood. Etan lives with his wife and three children in Maryland.

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In Fatherhood, beloved NBA player, poet, youth advocate, and devoted dad Etan Thomas speaks from his heart on what matters most in his life: being there for his children. As a highly respected player in the NBA and a leading participant in President Obama’s Fatherhood Initiative, Etan has reached out to young men (often young fathers) in the juvenile detention system and in local communities. He knows firsthand the difference having a father in your life every day can make—and as a father of three, Etan walks the talk in his own life.
Author's Website: 
http://etanthomas.com/

Darrin Henson

Darrin Henson is an actor, dancer, choreographer, philanthropist and producer. But above all, Darrin is a thinker. Starring in hit films such as ""Stomp the Yard,"" ""Tekken"" and ""Blood Done Signed My Name,"" (to name a few) and appearing on 5 seasons of the original television series ""Soul Food,"" Darrin has become a true renaissance man, working with major players in the music industry including Michael Jackson, Prince, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Usher,THE SPICE GIRLS 'N SYNC and J-Lo.

Book synopsis: 
Intimate Thoughts is a literary journey for the poetically fit. For those unafraid to travel beyond normal ""roles"", this anthology of poems, pictures, and powerful utterances is for you. Darrin's poetry will move the soul and call the visionary into action. Each line he pens stands as a voice in search for authentic truth. In Darrin's eyes, great minds not only recite others' lines, but great minds design their own. Read along and discover a real-life portrayal of the thoughts that violate, liberate and inundate Darrin's mind on a day-to-day basis.

Pamela Samuels Young

As discussed on her April 2010 appearance on BET's "The Monique Show," Corporate attorney Pamela Samuels Young has always abided by the philosophy that you create the change you want to see. Fed up with never seeing women or people of color depicted as savvy, hot shot attorneys in the legal thrillers she read, the Compton native decided to create her own characters.

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It’s the fourth novel in the Vernetta Henderson series. A brutal murder, missing documents and an unscrupulous opposing counsel lead attorney Vernetta Henderson on a quest for justice—and ultimately—revenge. Vernetta goes after a corporation with a long history of discriminating against women. While Vernetta simply wants justice for her clients, the corporation’s hired gun wants to win . . . and she doesn’t care how. On the home front, Vernetta’s infamous sidekick Special has finally found true love. But is the price more than she’s willing to pay?
Publishing Date: 
July 2012