DJ Gatsby Book Club “Books Of The Month” for October 2016

DJ Gatsby Book Club the #1 On-Line Book club continues to Support African American Authors and Literacy in The Black Community. This month we recommend you buy, read & review Diamonds, Pumps & Glocks by NeNe Capri & BlaQue Angel

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DJ Gatsby Book Club “Books Of The Month” for October 2016

DJ Gatsby Book Club the #1 On-Line Book club continues to Support African American Authors and Literacy in The Black Community. This month we recommend you buy, read & review Diamonds & Pearl by K’Wan (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Diamonds and Pearl Kindle Edition

DJ Gatsby Book Club “Books Of The Month” for October 2016

DJ Gatsby Book Club the #1 On-Line Book club continues to Support African American Authors and Literacy in The Black Community. This month we recommend you buy, read & review  They Didn’t Tell You That I Was A Savage by Porscha Sterling (Leo Sullivan Presents)

Didn’t They Tell You That I Was A Savage? Kindle Edition

Juicy Kim had a hard life growing up. Being the only daughter of a prostitute, she’s constantly been pushed to do things that she should have had no part in. When an opportunity arises for her to get enough money to leave home and start her own life, she jumps at it…even though it means she’ll have to risk her life by robbing Chi and Sin, two up and coming players in the dope game. But when Chi discovers her in the middle of the robbery gone wrong, her entire life changes.

Chi, the wild child…the craziest of the Savage twins, is a strong believer of the motto ‘live fast, die young’. His flashy style gave him the name Chicago, but his savage personality won over Juicy’s heart. But although Chi knows that Juicy is a woman like none other he’s met, he can’t let go of his past ways. Chance, Chi’s ex, is one part of his past that he can’t be without but he also can’t stop the fast living, party lifestyle that he loves more than life itself. Will his unwillingness to calm down cost him more than he really wants to give?

Sin is the quiet, more reserved twin. The oldest of the two, Sin has no problem playing the background and letting Chi do his thing. But Sin has a real issue when it comes to Chi’s treatment of Juicy. With Chi jumping in and out of Juicy’s life, it often leaves Sin as the one that she turns to when she needs someone she can trust. But when their relationship makes a turn into a direction that neither one of them suspected, no one is prepared for the outcome. What will happen when Juicy is forced to choose?

DJ Gatsby Book Club “Books Of The Month” for October 2016

DJ Gatsby Book Club the #1 On-Line Book club continues to Support African American Authors and Literacy in The Black Community. This month we recommend you buy, read & review The Way He Loves Me by Diamond Johnson (Leo Sullivan Presents),

The Way He Loves Me Kindle Edition

Mackenzie King was Miramar High school’s most popular girl. All the boys wanted her and majority of the girls envied her. She was even captain of the school’s varsity cheerleading team. But she only had eyes for Darryon Jordan. Darryon was no good for Mackenzie, but it was something about him that kept her coming back for more.

Fast forward, ten years later, and Mackenzie King looks the total opposite of how she did in high school. How could the most talked about and popular senior go from being fit and in shape to overweight and miserable? Well, the way Darryon loved her brought her down that path.

Along Mackenzie’s journey, she comes into contact with ex NFL player for the Miami Dolphins, Janeiro Armstrong. Janeiro is every woman’s dream, but the only woman he seems to want is Mackenzie, and she just can’t seem to understand why.

This book will make you laugh, cry, and smile. Filled with lots of secrets that have been going on for years, heartbreak, and most importantly, loved ones trying to get Mackenzie to see that the way Darryon loved her wasn’t the right way after all.

Grammy Award Nominated Jazz Guitarist Doc Powell Releases His New Album “This Is Soul” Oct. 22, 2016

 

Pre-order “This Is Soul” for only $7.99 until October 8, 2016.
Go to: itunes @ https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1154372369?ls=1&app

 

doc-1Doc Powell is an American jazz guitarist and composer. He was born and raised in Spring Valley, New York. He attended college at University of Charleston.[1]

He has worked with Wilson Pickett, who chose him to be his musical director. He has also worked in the same capacity for Luther Vandross for over a decade. He has also worked with high-profile musicians including Stevie Wonder, Bob James, Grover Washington, Jr., Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones and Teddy Pendergrass.

Powell’s debut album, Love Is Where It’s At (1987), received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Instrumental for his cover of Marvin Gaye‘s “What’s Going On“. His credits include work on the music for the feature films The Five Heartbeats and Down and Out in Beverly Hills.

docDoc Powell Solo albums

 

  • Love Is Where It’s At (1987)
  • The Doctor (1992)
  • Laid Back (1996)
  • Inner City Blues (1996)
  • Don’t Let the Smooth Jazz Fool Ya (1997)
  • I Claim The Victory (1999)
  • Life Changes (2001)
  • 97th and Columbus (2003)
  • Cool Like That (2004)
  • Doc Powell (2006)
  • For Old Times Sake (2010)
  • This is Soul (2016)

DJ Gatsby Book Club “Book Review” What If, A Walk Through Time by James Horton

DJGBC gives this book 5-STARS – You May Think You Know But You Have No Idea!!

51KkOWKFmaLReading a book can sometimes be both life changing and rewarding. James Horton has written a book which can and will be both. It touches on a few subjects such as Racism, Prejudice & Discrimination which we all need to re-evaluate and learn to really understand if we all want to live in peace and harmony.

What If, A Walk Through Time is a story that is unique and well worth your time to read, review and share. I guarantee it will encourage a conversation about race, forgiveness and compassion in the Black and White communities. No matter what color you are, the hard truth is that you can’t truly understand what a person goes thru in a world filled with Racism, Prejudice & Discrimination until you take a walk in their shoes.

 

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Vote for Just Mic a/k/a Mike Williams for The 2016 National Poetry Awards “Spiritual Poet Of The Year”

Vote for “Just Mic” a/k/a Mike Williams as The “Spiritual Poet Of The Year” in the National Poetry Awards – www.TheNationalPoetryAwards.com .

Just Mic a/k/a Mike Williams is an Inspirational Spoken Word Artist and song writer completed his first album (My Poetry) in Dec. Of 2012 and is a two-time published author in P.O.E.T Anthology Vol. 3 as well as his own personal. Novel ‘Poetic Scriptures’ The Life, Growth And Journey.Just Mic spends a majority of his time hosting open mic events organizing and directing outreach concerts, volunteers with community events, mentors, coaching sports, a talent scout for On Da Reel Productions Film Production company, as well as being an Activist in various communities!
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*Unlimited Daily Voting for “Just Mic” a/k/a Mike Williams as The “Spiritual Poet Of The Year” in the National Poetry Awards – USA atwww.TheNationalPoetryAwards.com .

 

Vote for Poet Joy Elan “Poet Of The Year” in The 2016 “National Poetry Awards”

I’m representing Oakland, CA at the 2016 National Poetry Awards this year.

Please vote for me for Poet of the Year.

Go to http://www.thenationalpoetryawards.com/#!voting/c1mxq

and go to the Poet of the Year category to vote. Voting ends August 22nd.

13754571_10153967393083768_2053738242010366440_n*2015 Author/Poet Vanguard Award for P.O.E.T. (People Of Extraordinary Talent).

*Winner and Table of Honor for the Southern California Book Festival in 2015.

*2015 National Poetry Award winner for Poetry Video of the Year.

*Honorable Mentions and Table of Honors for the San Francisco Book Festival in 2014 and 2015.

*Nominated for Social Changemaker for the 9th Annual Oakland Indie Awards in 2015.

*Poetry Author of the Year for P.O.E.T. (People Of Extraordinary Talent) in 2014.

*Won 3rd Place in Oakland’s Got Talent in June 2014.

WB Media Group Authors Spotlight: Author James Horton

What If.  A Walk Through Time

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Synopsis:

Throughout U.S. American History racism has played a key role in society. Often when we as a nation discuss slavery; it is from one point of view. The view is either as a black person telling their story of slavery from their thoughts as a Slave or as a white person doing the same as a Master. What I would like for everyone to do, is look at slavery as if the white man is the Slave and the black man is the Master.

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Author James Elvis Horton
Amazon Book Reviews
If only everyone could read or experience this What If journey. The untold or misunderstood challenges black men face everyday. James really captured today’s issues. As a black man to read the life we live was eye opening. ..wake up people.
This book was sitting on a co-workers desk. I was curious so i picked it up and couldn’t put it down. I read it cover to cover before the co-worker returned from lunch. Very good read. Three short stories that sum up the world we live and have lived in from a point of view that has never been told before. Highly Recomended!!!!
Read it from cover to cover without a break. Author keeps the reader very involved. Each story told is both realistic and believable. I felt like I was part of the story. The statistics at the end were very shocking and reminds us of the world we live in. Will be reading it again to catch anything I may have missed…
Awesome and easy read!! I didn’t want it to end. I loved the transitions and the different paths the author used to relate the times to one another. I’d definitely recommend this book to others. Can’t wait for more!!
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Author James Elvis Horton

5.0 out of 5 starsGreat and easy read!!!!

For someone who doesn’t read unless it’s necessary or required, this was an easy and interesting book to read. This book addressed situations that people normally think about but not openly discuss. I’m happy that I was introduced to this book and I will be waiting for more.

 

5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book! Must read

I nominate this book for Book Of The Month. The author demonstrated a gift,talent and creativity. The book was both hilarious and serious. The author creatively brought forth very serious social issues in a unique and comical way. Great book! Must read!
James, you were right!! I could not put this down!!! I enjoyed the different outlooks presented in the book. This is something we face everyday of our lives no matter where or what we do. Hope this is an inspiration to all of us to treat each other better.
Great book. I don’t do a lot of reading for entertainment. I purchased this book in support of someone trying to make a difference in the world. I’m glad I took the time to read it. Each chapter touches your emotions and grabs your attention. This book opened my mind to even more “what ifs” I hope this is just the beginning of more to come.

Poet & Author Michael Downey a/k/a Mr. MD

I’d like to thank my brother and new friend Michael Downey a/k/a Mr. MD for allowing me to interview him on The  WWIAAL Blog Talk Radio Show with DJ Gatsby. His level of professionalism and dedication to his craft was very evident in his answers as well as the way he interacted with the callers. We spoke mainly about his writing and hi latest book “My Life, My Mind, My Ink”. And i must say after reading it that it is very different than anything I have read recently.
downey 1“My Life, My Mind, My Ink” is basically 3 books in one with each Chapter holding it’s own and taking you to a different place as he shares His Life, His Mind and His Writing. If you are looking for a 5 Star Read this summer this is the book I recommend to you. Both Men and Women will find themselves being both pleased and satisfied with the time MR. MD has taken to Enlighten, Educate & Entertain us all.
*Listen to the complete Radio Interview @ http://www.BLOGTALKRADIO.COM/djgatsby