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“Is obsession required to experience the ultimate in sexual fulfillment? Dickey searches for the answer to that question in his latest steamy romance (after Waking with Enemies) via Nia Simone Bijoux, a ghostwriter recently moved to Atlanta. A devout Anas Nin fan, Nia’s in hot pursuit of the perfect lay. Enlivened by sometimes catchy narration (‘Self-pleasuring was popcorn…. My body was telling me it needed steak’), Nia’s adventures with ‘identical sins,’ twins Mark and Karl, introduce her to the dubious delights of threesomes and more, leading eventually to a showdown with Mark’s wife, Jewell Stewark, a TV anchorwoman. Marred somewhat by Nia’s pretentious airs (her self-involvement can be crippling to the narrative), this erotic potboiler still delivers its message that saying ‘yes’ to pleasure can also lead to self-enlightenment.” Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)


Filled with sexual energy, “Pleasure” centers around a female narrator who struggles with the old-school concept that one man should be able to meet all of a woman’s needs, both sexual and emotional.


The “New York Timesbestselling author of “Waking with Enemies” returns with this new novel that centers around a female narrator who struggles with the old-school concept that one man should be able to meet all of a woman’s needs, both sexual and emotional.

EJD will be in the following cities to promote PLEASURE:
Atlanta, GA?Tuesday, April 1st
Jacksonville, FL?Wednesday, April 2nd
Huntsville, AL ? Thursday, April 3rd
Nashville, TN?Friday, April 4th
New York, NY? Saturday, April 5th
East Brunswick, NJ?Sunday, April 6th
Cincinnati, OH?Monday, April 7th
Columbus, OH?Tuesday, April 8th
Cleveland, OH? Wednesday, April 9th
St. Paul, MN?Friday, April 11th
St. Louis, MO?Saturday, April 12th
Fort Hood, TX? Sunday, April 13th
Dallas, TX? Monday, April 14th
Houston, TX?Tuesday, April 15th
Los Angeles, CA?Wednesday, 16th
Raleigh, NC?Thursday, April 17th
Pittsburgh, PA (Romantic Times Book Festival)?Friday, April 18th; Saturday, April 19th
Philadelphia (2008 Philadelphia Book Festival), Saturday, May 17th

Miki Starr Martin came bursting through the doors of the underground literary world in 2002 with her witty and dramatic debut novel Well Runs Dry. This tale of lies, cheating, sex, and love quickly earned her a reputation as an author to be reckoned with.

Now she’s back with a new set of predicaments certain to help take your mind off of your own issues. Broken Promises is the story of two best friends torn apart by their love for the same man. This must read is armed with Martin’s classic twists and turns which are sure to keep the reader guessing, and a collage of colorful characters to fall in love (and dislike) with. Certain to be a Spring/Summer blockbuster, this book is a must add for any worthwhile reading collection.

Broken Promises is available for purchase on Amazon.com as well as Amazon’s CreateSpace

Click here to read a sample chapter!

Miki Starr Martin is the author of Well Runs Dry, Broken Promises, and Blueprints. She is also the co-author of Resplendent Thoughts: Muzik for the Soul. She is a wife and loving mother of one. Originally from Chicago, Illinois she now lives in Los Angeles, California. She is beginning work on her latest novel, as yet untitled.

It is part of human nature for us to seek ultimate happiness and to want more than what our eyes have ever seen. As life is never perfect, people tend to get frustrated about their lives, and in the process they eventually lose their sense of purpose.

Never Say Never is a compelling new novel about the lives four young women of a colour whose friendship dates back to childhood. It presents the story of how their lives emerged from early adolescence into adulthood. Through the pages of this work, readers will meet an unforgettable quartet ? Amanda, a successful doctor, LaNae an entrepreneur, Monique, a hairstylist, and Celeste, an educator ? and through each of their stories, they will witness the obstacles that comes with careers, their own search for meaning and happiness, and ultimately discover their relationships that evolve around family, friendship and love.

Through friendship, these women grow and evolve, both individually and collectively. The message of this book is clear: You might not know yourself as well as you think you do or know what you want out of life and everything that shows up unplanned is not an unfortunate thing.

Insightful, funny, and thought provoking, March 19, 2008

By Malcolm’s Mom “M&M’s Mommy” (Los Angeles, CA)

As an avid reader I am always looking for a book that opens my eyes to new experiences. The four heroines in Never Say Never, were down to earth, likable characters that had not so typical experiences. I loved the way the author demonstrated how the choices we make in life have consequences (good or bad) that we have to live with. I would say that a great theme for this book is “You reap what you sow.” I will take from this book a renewed belief in the Golden Rule.

Bare Necessities: Sensuous Tales of Passion, coming April 2008 from Xpress Yourself Publishing

Whether newly discovered or rekindled, there is no feeling in the world like pure passion coursing through our veins. It erupts at our core and allows us to be free and uninhibited.

Bare Necessities: Sensuous Tales of Passion is a collection of short erotic stories that explore passions that are buried deep in the subconscious as well as those that lie just beneath the surface and are easily exposed. The characters of each sizzling story experience passions that explode and send them hurling into a fiery universe of sensuous pleasure.

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Kathy J Marsh was born and raised in Wilmington, NC, and graduated with honors from Johnson C Smith University in Charlotte.

Writing is a recently discovered passion, and as with everything about which Kathy is passionate, she devoted many hours to learning her craft and writing her first novel.

That novel, The Aura of Love, garnered a 2007 IPPY Award, a 2007 Blackrefer.com Reviewer’s Choice Award, a 2007 African American Literary nomination, and is a Booking Matters Bestseller. In addition, her two short stories, Wedding Interrupted and Struck by Lightning, are available at Amazon Shorts.

Currently residing in Charlotte, Kathy is working on her second novel, Suddenly Younger.

From the bestselling author of Pandora’s Box and Insatiable — the story of two women whose lives are consumed by their rivalry for the same man.

A seductive tale of lust and revenge, The Climax charts the entangled lives of two women — Terelle and Kai — who have both suffered irrecoverable losses in their pursuit of Marquise, who is believed to be dead. Kai is in prison, and Terelle suffered from a mental breakdown after losing her fianc?. After two years of catatonia, Terelle is awakened by a sweet and mysterious kiss, and the voice of her lost love.

As Terelle recovers, she clings to the idea that Marquise (who is the father of her child) is still alive and out there, waiting to reunite with her. She goes into grueling rehabilitation in order to find a way back to him, all the while enduring the concern of loved ones, who think she is delusional. At the same time, Kai is jailed for a murder she didn’t commit, but that doesn’t stop her wanton behavior. Not a day goes by that Kai doesn’t plot a wicked revenge on Terelle. Throughout steamy prison encounters, and despite a lifetime sentence, Kai vows that Terelle will never know a moment of peace, so long as she lives.
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