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Upcoming Event: Vickie Stringer and Francis Ray

Lit Diva Teleseries

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Upcoming Events

Join us this Sunday at 5:00pm EST as we talk to Vicki Stringer about her latest book Dirtier Than Red. Due to her schedule, Vicki will only be able to join the call for 30 mins, so don’t miss your chance to talk her the fame author. Click here to register for the call and receive the call-in number and personal pin.

 Vickie M. Stringer is the publisher of Triple Crown Publications, one of the most successful African-American book publishers in the country and abroad. She has been featured in many magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times, Newsweek, Essence, and Black Enterprise. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her son and newborn baby.

Dirtier Than Ever Following the phenomenal success of Essence bestsellers Dirty Red and Still Dirty, Vickie M. Stringer takes readers on another bumpy ride in Dirtier Than Ever with Red, Bacon, and Q – the crazy love-hate triangle who make the series a favorite among urban fiction fans. Q wished that Bacon had killed Red when he had the chance. Red knew that Q’s career as a hustler was over and he was counting on starting a new legit business with the money he had made. He had once believed her when she promised that the money didn’t mean a thing and she would give it all up to be with him. Bacon returns from prison and suddenly Q is left for dead. With Q out of the picture, Bacon now has Red to himself. His sights are set on being the top hustler with Red by his side. He believes Red has finally changed when she reveals the truth about her past. But all comes to a head when the snooping detective, Thomas, suspects Red’s involvement in Q’s shooting and the murder of Zeke, Q’s best friend. With two murders, a tumultuous love affair, and money on her mind, Red must make a decision…does she turn over a new leaf or turn to her dirty ways of old? Gritty, steamy, and intense, Stringer delivers another page-turning caper about a hustler in high heels who is Dirtier Than Ever.

….and at 7pm EST, we chat with Francis Ray about her latest book, If You Were My Man as well as what she has next for her readers. Click here to register for the the call and receive the call-in number and personal pin.

Francis Ray is a native Texan and lives in Dallas. A graduate of Texas Woman’s University, she is a School Nurse Practitioner with the Dallas Independent School District. In 1999 and 2000 she was nominated for Texas Woman’s University Distinguished Alumni Award. Ms. Ray’s titles consistently make bestseller’s lists such as Blackboard and Essence Magazine. INCOGNITO, her sixth title, was the first made-for-TV movie for BET. She has written forty titles to date. Awards include Romantic Times Career Achievement, EMMA, The Golden Pen, The Atlantic Choice, and Borders 2008 Romance Award for Bestselling Multicultural Romance.

Nathalyia Fontaine has been the sole proprietor of the restaurant Fontaine since her husband died four years ago. She hasn’t dated anyone in all those years, choosing not to open her heart again, or risk revealing her dark past. That is, until she meets Rafael Dunlap. Rafael is a hostage negotiator with his own set of problems. Though he loves women, he vows he’ll never marry because his job is just too unpredictable. He can’t imagine leaving a widow and children behind. But his thinking and game plan of loving and leaving changes when he meets Nathalyia. Though she tries to resist him, Rafael sweeps her into a whirlwind romance. When the unexpected happens, and Natalya is forced to keep it a secret, she ends things with Rafael before he can break her heart. But when Rafael is in harms way, will Nathalyia resolve to tell him the truth before it’s too late? Or will past demons keep them apart forever?

Why am I so Happy?


Why am I so Happy?  
Is it because I had a great interview with author, Denise Turney last Wednesday?
Is it because my book, A Literary Diva’s Guide to Hosting a Fab Book Club Meeting, is being hailed as “the blueprint” for book clubs?
Is it because I’m launching a new website on Monday, March 1st?
Well the truth is, its all the reasons above and more.
I’m so ecstatic about the direction Lit Diva, Inc. is heading and it’s all because of you: the most fab-tab-a-lous book clubs, readers, and authors out there. I know that you guys are a forced to be reckoned with and starting Monday, the rest of the world will know as well! So stay tuned.
And, oh man, the secret that I revealed during Wednesday’s call was a doozy.
Listeners flipped out when I announced the line-up for our Between the Sheets with your Favorite Lit Divas Teleseries and when you see the names listed below you will too. Oh- you thought I was playing?! I told you the line-up for our Special March Teleseries is serious.
Much Love,
Joy Farrington, The Book Club Expert


Starting March 7th, in honor of Women History Month, Joy Farrington, The Book Club Expert will be interviewing these lovely and vastly talented, literary ladies.  Registered callers will be able to ask these dynamic women including, Nikki Giovanni, questions during our Q and A session.  To register for a call, click the appropriate link below.
Event Details
(schedule is subject to change)
Between the Sheets with your Favorite Lit Divas
hosted by Joy Farrington,
The Book Club Expert
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Sunday, March 7th
5pm EST
Wednesday, March 17th
9pm EST
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Sunday, March 21st
7pm EST
Sunday, March 28th
Wednesday, March 31st
9pm EST
Everyone that registers for the call will receive a free membership to the Lit Diva Network