Pre-Order: Disjointed Custody by Brian W Smith and Elaine Flowers

FB Family, I’m dropping a FIYAH book just in time for the summer! It’s called, Disjointed Custody. What’s unique about this book is that it’s the first time I’ve written a novel where a gay male is the main character. I took on this challenge because I strive to be a well-rounded writer, and this was the type of character I’d never written before. My co-author, Elaine Flowers, wrote his bipolar ex-wife’s character and she “kilt” it. Here is the synopsis:

Co-parenting is hard. When one parent suffers from mental illness, it’s harder. When the other parent is living with his gay lover—whom he left his wife to be with—it becomes close to impossible. What ensues is a battle for full custody that has Melissa and Ryan fighting dirty. In their quest for victory, they lose sight of what’s most important—their beautiful daughter, Suni. Will these two hotheads be able to see beyond their rage and focus on doing what’s best for Suni before their joint custody becomes completely disjointed?

Pre-order the paperback copy of Disjointed Custody from my website at the 20% discount. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Click this link to order NOW:

Book of the Day: The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

Today’s book is an autobiography as told to Alex Haley, and years later, brought to the big screen by @officialspikelee.

I selected this book/movie in acknowledgement of Malcolm X, born Malcom Little, later known as El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz’s Birthday. It is my belief that both items should be included in every home library and used as an introduction into manhood/womanhood (usually about 12-13). As a matter of fact, because we are constantly growing (or should be) and maturing, we should revisit both as often as needed. I, myself, plan to do that very soon.

If you would like to purchase a copy for yourself or a friend, it can be found in the biography section of the Diamond’s Literary World Amazon storefront:

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Young Lionz by CJ Hudson


“Hello? Hey, baby,” James said to whoever was on the other end. “I know. But check this shit out. I just made a come up. This bitch’s son must be slangin’ or somethin’. This nigga got all kind of bread stashed in his closet. The li’l muthafucka even had a fuckin’ gun in there, too.” Niko’s rage grew by the second as he listened to James talk to his other bitch about him and his mother. “Almost, baby. This nigga gotta have about six or seven thousand dollars here, and I’ma take all of this shit. As soon as I get done fleecin’ this li’l punk, I’ma meet you at the airport so we can take that trip.” Niko gripped the bottle so tight it almost cracked. “Nah, I ain’t worried about that. I drugged her ass up real good, so that bitch ain’t gonna wake up no time soon.” Niko couldn’t take anymore. He stormed up behind James and brought the bottle down on his head with such force it knocked James out instantly. Glass exploded and flew through the air. As James crashed to the floor, blood seeped from his skull and spread out onto the floor. Niko spat on him as he snatched his cell phone off the floor. He put the cell phone to his ear and listened to the woman on the other end as she called James’s name over and over again.

“Sorry to fuck up yo’ plans, bitch, but James’s ass ain’t gonna be able to make that trip.”

FREE autographed copies available by request from @authorcjhudson.

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Book Review: Sad Girl by Erick S Gray

This short story introduces the reader to a troubled young girl, abandoned at birth, shuffled around from foster home to foster home, and forced to deal with plenty of monsters.

At times, the story felt choppy and it was hard to distinguish which him the author was referring to. The strongest part is the scenes that included dialogue, because it allowed the story to flow better. I felt like the ending left a few unanswered questions, and definitely wanted to see more.

For the above mentioned reasons, and some grammatical errors, I give this short story by @egray28 💎💎💎.

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Pre-Order: Soldiers of Love-Beautiful Scars by N’Tyse and Untamed

Inspired by true events, Soldiers of Love-Beautiful Scars weaves the imperfect, transcendent, and unforgettable journey of Liberty and Zion in their pursuit to secure the American dream.

Liberty Mae Banks is what Mama had named me. But Zion, he called me  Mrs. Forever. And before that 3a.m. earth-shattering moment, I had accepted the notion that the boy I had admired as a child, and who I had proudly declared my first love, may have only been a figment of my imagination. There was no physical evidence of our love; no traceable record of our history; and no tangible memories that encapsulated the bond we shared. I had even scolded myself for allowing the mental foreplay; because had he belonged to me how I so naively convinced myself, then it would have been his ring on my left finger–but it wasn’t. It was that crippling reminder that taunted me all of these years. Yet and still, I felt buried underneath the emotional wreckage, bleeding internally. I was blaming this invisible boy, the ghost of my past, for the scars etched across my heart. It wasn’t until the bandage slipped off, that the remnants of the boy’s existence, returned — proving decades later, that he was real. Every soldier has a story to tell. This is ours.

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