E. Lynn Harris, the best-selling Arkansas author known for contemporary stories about African-Americans, has suffered a serious health setback. His personal assistant confirmed an unspecified health event, but said she was awaiting word from a hotel where Harris was staying on a book tour before providing further information.
UPDATE: Arkansas Sports 360 reports that Harris has died at age 54 during a West Coast book tour. The item does not cite a source, but Harris was close to the UA Athletic Department and had worked as coach and sponsor of the cheerleaders.
Word of the health event began making the rounds on Twitter earlier in the morning.
Born in Michigan, Harris grew up in Little Rock. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he was the school's first black cheerleader. He continued to be a diehard Razorback fan. He has taught adjunct courses in the English department, most recently last fall.
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Martinis & Manuscripts
Martinis & Manuscripts, Wednesday 7/22/09 from 7 – 10 pm @ The Renaissance Club in Tower 200 of the Renaissance. Networking event for aspiring and established authors in the Detroit area to build relationships and turn their vision into reality.
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Mistaken Identity is about a woman who finds inner strength being someone else, but may be the fool in the end for her deceit.
For years Dana has loved Jerome from afar and for years Dana has watched her twin sister take everything she has wanted – Even Jerome.
So when Dana is given the opportunity to take her sister's place on the wedding night, Dana jumps on it – or more like jump on Jerome. Yet, her deceit to her brother-in-law may make her the fool in the end.
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Paperback: 172 pages Publisher: Hub Books Literary Service (February 1, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0977443515 ISBN-13: 978-0977443512
Buckle up for this wild ride! Sydney Molare'
Hold onto you panties, ladies! Mistaken Identity is a scorching ride that will have you wiggling in your seat and screaming for your lover by the end of the first chapter!
Beautiful twins and a wedding set the stage for this erotic thriller. Denise, a frigid but gorgeous schemer is about to be married for all the wrong reasons-money and prestige. Her mirror image, Dana, is the total opposite-quiet, unassuming but a whiz at business. These twins have always been competitive and Denise thinks she has the upper hand when she snags the man of Dana's dreams as her fiancé-sexy professional football player, Jerome Lott.
The table turns, however, when Dana tries on Denise's gown and Jerome barrels in and makes love to who he thinks is Denise just before the nuptials...and Dana allows him. Can you feel the tension?
Jerome realizes his mistake too late but the flames have been ignited and he wants more Dana. Embarrassed, Dana tries to extricate herself from the now delicate situation but Denise blackmails her into "assuming her role" for the honeymoon and beyond. Dana reluctantly agrees but sees no way out. However, Dana is speechless when it is revealed that the actual ceremony was a sham and the "real" marriage will be performed on the honeymoon. And guess whose name is on the birth certificate presented? Dana's.
Denise, meanwhile, changes her mind and decides she wants to be Jerome's trophy wife...minus the sex. Jerome is frustrated and turns to Dana to vent his frustrations. Dana tries to resist but eventually their "in-law" status progresses into a satisfying relationship for both.
As the story moves along, I am at first puzzled by Jerome's mood swings and the question he always asks Dana, "Can you love two people at the same time?" I am further enthralled when, after a night of lovemaking, he proclaims he is not Jerome Lott. The plot thickens when Dana discovers she is pregnant with twins...but there is a problem-they have different DNA. Who is really whom? I'm not telling.
Mistaken Identity captured my attention from the beginning. Sylvia Hubbard is a master of the cliffhanger and many times, her "hangers" left me screaming in anticipation. Her twists and turns are unique, the tension between the characters palpable, and the sex steams up the room. Even without the sex, the suspense will keep you turning the pages. And the last few chapters...they just blew me away.
The situations are real, the characters make you believe in them, the sex is sizzling and the outcome will make you green with envy. I can't speak for anyone else, but I sure wouldn't mind changing places with Dana. You will not be disappointed.
What A RIDE!!,
I'm so happy I stumbled across this book on Amazon, the other reviews are VERY true. The story is about twin sisters Dana & Denise, Denise is engaged to Jerome a attractive NFL player. Dana is single and has a secret crush on Jerome. Denise decides before she walks down the aisle with Jerome that she does not want to marry him and decided to allow her sister Dana to marry Jerome. I will stop the story there because after that the story will take your mind for a ride. The sex scenes are well done and the ENDING with have you fantasying for more. WHEW!!
Double the Pleasure - Double the Pain - And Still More
Within the first few pages, the reader senses the drama mounting. By the end of the chapter, passion drains down the pages. Faster and faster, I found myself flipping thru the pages.
Mistaken Identity showcases the shallow rocky relationship of a set of twins and their aggressive/passive quest for the ideal husband. Hubbard captures the night-and-day emotions of Denise and Dana well. Though Denise is definitely "the evil twin", Hubbard shows realism by revealing Dana's "falls from grace" and skillfully uses them to shape Mistaken Identity.
Very good, very erotic.
Mistaken Identity leaves me wanting more!
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