Tuesday, September 30, 2008

EVENT:Tonight 9/30:Wine & Dine w/Secrets Lies & Family Ties @Woodhouse Spa

Tonight 9/30:Wine & Dine w/Secrets Lies & Family Ties @ Woodhouse Spa 5:30 - 8:00pm


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Detroit, MI 48226
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Woodhouse Spa and Domaine Detroit Wine is proud to host Romance Suspense Author, Sylvia Hubbard.



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Book Specifics

Title:Secrets, Lies & Family Ties (formerly titled: Sweet Reunion)
Author: Sylvia Hubbard - http://sylviahubbard.com/
10 Digit ISBN/SKU: 0979792827
13 Digit ISBN/SKU: 978-0-9797928-2-3
Publisher: HubBooks Literary Services- http://hubbooks.biz/
Category: Sensual Noir, Contemporary Woman, Suspense Intrigue

Book Description

Perfect Opportunities can lead to perfect wickedness
From the author that brought you Mistaken Identity. The twins are back helping a friend find what he wants.

Grae is given the perfect opportunity to be someone she is not. She gives herself to the man she has dreamed about since high school.

With every twist and turn, Ezekiel Chambers finds that he can never be the son his father wants him to be. Now this mysterious woman has turned his world upside down and for the first time in his life, Ezekiel actually has a reason to stand up for what he wants against his cruel father.

Can Grae tell Ezekiel who she really is or should she just walk away from the best thing they've ever experienced?

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Getting Revenge is Best Served Cold - Free Read From Sylvia Hubbard

Love Like This
Getting revenge
is a dish best served cold.

Angered that his wife would sleep with his brother, Ethan swore revenge.
To his surprise, he becomes involved with the one person his wife never wanted him to get close to...
... her daughter, Nicole.
Once Ethan leaves his wife penniless and then breaks Nicoles heart his revenge will be complete.
Too bad Ethan didn't expect to fall in love with Nicole.

Reader's Reviews:

by taa2s

I love this story! Short and unique.. its a story of how in life revenge is a dish best served..but beware where you serve it.. it might hit you in the face!! Due to an affair between a sister and her sister husband, the story evolves years later on how selfishness and blindness could hurt so many people and still leave scars unchecked. Ethan in trying to get back at his wife ...fell in love with the instrument of his revenge..who happened to the product of a long illicit affair between the man she called uncle and her mother...its a lovely story... one you can sit and read earnestly until the end without thought for food or work till its all over!


I loved and appreciated that this book was free. I have followed this author since discovering her in 02 and I must say her writing gets better and better like wine. Keep what you are doing Ms Hubbard because it works, you don't hold any punches down but are not afraid to go there. I have bought and read some of your stories for free, you are talented and well done with this story. It was a pleasure reading it.


And if you want to know more about sub-characters appearing in this novel, please check out...

His Substitute Wife My Sister


Life has never been worth living for Charisse before her father died. After three attempts to kill herself were unsuccessful, she makes a deal for release from hell on earth, with one of the people who made her life what it was.

It wasn't until Chyna finds out that her husband, Parker Mills, was having an affair with her twin sister, Cheyenne, that she realizes she's losing the best thing she's ever had. Feeling the ultimate betrayal by her own sibling, Chyna knows she has to do whatever it takes to keep her husband and give him what he longs for - a baby. Knowing that she's unable to have children and Cheyenne is afflicted with the same condition, she decides to go to the only person that can help her save her marriage - her younger sister, Charisse.

In the end, one sister will die, another will lose everything and one will get everything that she wants.

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About Sylvia Hubbard
With twist and turns, Sylvia will make your eyes dance and your mind shudder as you read her short stories. Find out all about this fantastic author of mystery/romance & sensual/noir. Visit her literary world at:http://sylvia hubbard.wordpress.com
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Southeastern Michigan Book Club Mingle 2008 (Oct 17, 2008)

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African American Book Clubs are meeting all over Southeastern Michigan.  Some clubs are enjoying membership in excess of 30 people while an intimate group of five still can have an enthusiastic and intelligent book discussion.  Book clubs with their passion for reading meet in homes, libraries, bookstores, restaurants and other creative venues.

The question now is – how many African American Book Clubs are located in the Southeastern Michigan area and when and where do they meet?  How can they be found?  Do names of the book clubs suggest that they exclusively read African American literature or include other genres?  And finally, what are they reading?

It is time to find out....

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Southeastern Michigan African American Book Club Mingle 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008 at 05:30 PM (ET)

Shrine of The Black Madonna Bookstore
13535 Livernois Avenue
Detroit, MI 48238

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Author & Filmmaker produces Till Death the movie trailer!

Till Death the movie...
coming soon to a theater near you

Till Death Production, LLC

Monday, September 15, 2008

Fw:September TV Interviews by Detroit Author, R. Barri Flowers

I wanted to let you know about my September TV interviews, as a crime writer.

My Biography Channel's Crime Stories interview from May 2008, episode, "The Love Slave Murders,
" will be rebroadcast as follows:

Sunday, September 14th, 6:00 pm, EST

A second interview, a new one, will be on the Investigation Discovery channel's new series on killer couples, Wicked Attraction, in an episode entitled, "Twisted Twosome," as follows:

Sunday, September 14th, 8:00 pm, EST, and Saturday, September 20th, 5:00 pm, EST.

As such, BOTH interviews shown on same day, two hours apart--September 14th!

I will be talking about my bestselling true crime book,
THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, sexual and serial killers, Gerald and Charlene Gallego, as well as serial homicides in general.

Hope you get to watch and spread the word, friend!

Have a great weekend!



R. Barri Flowers

"The Wrong End of a Gun," SEATTLE NOIR (Akashic, Spring 2009)
MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT, ed. (Twilight Times, Summer 2009)

http://crimespace.ning.com/profile/RBarri http://www.myspace.com/crimewriter_rbarriflowers

Writing as Devon Vaughn Archer:

DESTINED TO MEET (Harlequin/Kimani, 2008)
(Harlequin/Kimani, May 2009)
CHRISTMAS DIAMONDS (Harlequin/Kimani, November 2009)


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Killing Off Your Characters

Killing Off Your Characters: How do you decide when it's time to kill off your characters?

www.FictionAddiction.net had a great forum topic on this subject (Read More... ). I decided to use my blog today to address it.

I'm a killer. I'll say it bravely and I let my readers know that I'll kill characters easily in a heartbeat when I feel that it would move the story forward or liven up the action.

Sex sells, but killing keeps them reading, LOL.

It's almost never planned. I think the only real plan I had to actually kill someone off before the book died was in His Substitute Wife... My Sister. I knew one of those sisters had to die and it was so many times I wanted to kill off the lead character so bad because I hated the way she was too.

My initial "taste" into murder started with Stone's Revenge. This was my second novel. In my first novel, Dreams of Reality, there was death, but it was justifiable killing. The bad guy and the bad girl dying is no big thing. Murder occured in SR, where I killed young siblings of the main female protagonist and of course the big thing about the book was that I was dealing with "the son of a serial killer." A lot of the backstory had to do with his father and I even went back to his grandfather to show that there was no reason as to why the male protagonist was killing. "The apple don't fall too far from the tree theory."

There have been novels I haven't killed characters. A lot of drama and love ensued. matter of fact after SR, I wrote Deceptive Nights and I didn't kill anyone. Almost, but didn't.

When I start a story I usually know my main protagonists will be at the bottom of the bucket, but killing anyone in the story as I introduce characters I really have no intentions all the time. Now in Sin's Iniquity the decision to kill off one of the main characters came at a time when I knew reality had to step into the romance right quick because it was become to fluffy and nice. I didn't want a nice story for Sinclaire. I wanted evil and hurt and pain for her. That's cruel to say, but I did even though she was genuinely nice person and didn't deserve it.

It's not that I have these intentions in real life. Really not. I've been killing mad but not enough to hurt anyone.

But I always say I'm bad on paper and good in life.

I'd love to hear your views on killing off your characters.

Sylvia Hubbard
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