Friday, May 3, 2013

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If you are in the New York area stop by and meet Erica Mena

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Kimberla Lawson Roby's A House Divided
Available May 7, 2013

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AAMBC's May Book of the Month

About The Book

Zakiya, a heart-broken, Christian, southern girl leaves her small hometown with only her faith and excitement for the big lights and sins of the Big Apple. She has a problem trusting men because of the betrayal of her first love, so she is quick to run away from someone getting too close. In the Big City, there is only one King of New York and that is Jarlath, who is a very powerful and ruthless man who also doesn’t trust anyone because he has been accused of murdering one of the biggest names in Hip-hop, Kilo. Of course there is always someone trying to knock the king off his throne, introducing Detective Khalon, New York’s finest best. In this rollercoaster, Zakiya interacts with both, leaving Jarlath, who has fallen for her, after one night of passion, taking a secret with her and falling into the arms of the top cop who has his own secrets that will affect them all. Believing that she has found perfect love and wants to trust again and not live in sin. She gives her heart to Khalon. In this suspense thriller filled with deceit, murder, lies and the trigger, love comes  a novel from Cornelia Smith, that will keep your eyes glued to the pages as you turn to find out why Zakiya can get hurt Sleeping in Sin.

Meet Cornelia
Cornelia Smith is a Native of Atlanta, Georgia; she was born on October 4, 1989. While growing up she faced many challenges from living in urban poverty, being raised in a single parent household, and being exposed to traumatic eCornelia Smith is a Native of Atlanta, Georgia; she was born on October 4, 1989. While growing up she faced many challenges from living in urban poverty, being raised in a single parent household, and being exposed to traumatic events such as watching her mother get shot and suffer a bullet wound. During these tragic events in Cornelia’s life, her mother enforced that she and her oldest sister move to Jackson, Georgia to be raised by her aunt. As years passed, the author relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend Parks Middle School and later graduate from Carver High School. Prior to attending Carver High School, she became a member of the national honor society, Principal’s list and remained in the top ten percent of her class during high school. Upon high school graduation, Cornelia decided to attend Everest College to become a medical assistant. However, the hopes of pursuing a career in nursing changed once she began to realize her ambitions for writing novels. As a result, she chose to pursue a career in writing and in less than two years she has developed ways to express the art of writing.  Now Cornelia is on the rise of publishing her first Novel entitled “Forever Sistah’s”. She has persevered continuously and even won song writing contests, has a demo published, and is diligently working towards implementing a book club.
Get to Know Cornelia:
1. What is next and how can readers contact you?
I’m always writing; I’m working on the sequel to Sleeping in Sin right now. My readers can keep up with me on my blog LIFE (Love, Inspiration, Fashion, & Entertainment) where I speak on subject that interest me most.
2. Where can readers get this book?
Readers can pick up my book off my website at
3. Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write?
I always had stories come to me while I was sleep or just walking down the street. Anytime I had time to myself stories would just come to me but it wasn’t until reading The Coldest Winter when I decided that I could do this. I actually told myself you can do this, this is your field.
4. As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish?
Once the story come to me I write the outline out, then I write out my chapter’s titles & from there is a rap me and my laptop become one.
5. Where do you foresee yourself 12 months from today?
I foresee myself with a best seller on my resume and many more in motion.
6. What was one of the most memorable times in your life?
Graduating from high school and seeing my first book “Forever Sistah’s” for the first time.
7. If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why?
Mya Angelou, she is my role model. Her poem phenomenal women basically raised me it taught me how to be a women, to be proud of the woman I see when I look in the mirror, and most important to respect myself as a women.

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