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12 October, 2008

Where There's Smoke, There's Four Guest Reviewers On The Blog-Zine

Hi Everybody,

Ya'll may not yet be aware that my sophomore release, Where There's Smoke, is due out in January 2009, but I'm telling you right here and now, it is. Check out the nifty little two-cover slideshow in the right-hand column of the Blog-Zine for a peek at the cover. And here's a peek at the back cover...

In the beginning, there was a drug dealer named Smoke, and Breanne Phillips was one of his most faithful customers. She was smoking crack to block out an existence she couldn't escape from, and Smoke was just hungry enough to take anything she had to offer in exchange for his magic rocks. It was a mutually satisfying arrangement, one he forgot about as soon as he got out of the game, dropped the nickname "Smoke" and started answering to the name Alec.

Fast-forward sixteen years and Breanne Phillips is back in his life. These days she's a businesswoman who goes by the name Anne. She's dragging a sixteen-year-old hoodlum behind her, claiming Alec is the boy's father and demanding that he straighten out their son.

As if dealing with an unwelcome ghost from his past isn't enough, his son is mixed up in the kind of foolishness Alec is all too familiar with, which means he'll have to step in and rearrange some things. A door opens and Smoke is suddenly back on the scene, ready to put some heads to bed, including Anne's. After that, he'll deal with the son he never knew he had.

Hot, right?

Well, it's about to get even hotter. Nothing like a few discerning readers to fan the flames, and I want YOU! That's right, YOU!

Here on the Blog-Zine, I'd like to do a Where There's Smoke review series, but I can't pull it off without a few willing and able readers. So the first four folks to email me at writeterralittle@yahoo.com will receive a complimentary autographed copy of Where There's Smoke, with one nice little string attached. That string being that you'll actually read your copy; write a brief and objective review, based on a couple of plot-oriented questions that I'll ask you; and forward your review to me via email for posting right here on the Blog-Zine.

Where There's Smoke is contemporary fiction with a slightly urban twist, so don't get it twisted. The storyline features strong, positive African-American characters, and it pays homage to women everywhere who have battled drug addiction and come out the victor, regardless of race, creed or color. Judge a book by its cover? Don't do it. Do, and you'll be missing out on a treat. I can almost promise you that, but then again, I'm biased. So don't listen to me, find out for yourself.

Are you game? If so, email me...

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