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Here are this month’s new releases from authors on your shelves and your favorite genres. Enjoy!

NEW RELEASES BY GENRE

The Lake House
City on Fire
See Me
Pretending to Dance
Smoke
Fiction
Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath
Humans of New York: Stories
Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe
The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory
The Givenness of Things: Essays
Nonfiction
Carry On
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
A Madness So Discreet
These Shallow Graves
Young Adult
The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)
Orbiting Jupiter
The Nest
A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Children’s
The Witches: Salem, 1692
The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
History & Biography
The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil
Binge
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
M Train
Home Is Burning: A Memoir
Memoir & Autobiography
Playing with Fire
Rogue Lawyer
The Searcher
Dark Corners
Flipped For Murder
Mystery & Thriller
Nuts (Hudson Valley, #1)
Turbulence
Cold-Hearted Rake
Irresistibly Yours (Oxford, #1)
Everything I Left Unsaid (Everything I Left Unsaid, #1)
Romance
Radiance
Our Lady of the Ice
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits
A Borrowed Man
Saturn Run
Science Fiction
After Alice
Slade House
Welcome to Night Vale
Wake of Vultures (The Shadow, #1)
She Walks in Shadows
Fantasy
The Secret Chord
All the Stars in the Heavens: A Novel
The Hours Count
Cleopatra's Shadows
Twain's End
Historical Fiction
Killing and Dying: Stories
Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Down Town
Monster: A Graphic Novel
The Multiversity
The Fall of the House of West
Graphic Novels & Comics
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Three bargains by tania malik

Three Bargains

By Tania Malik

When his father commits an unpardonable crime, young Madan strikes a bargain with powerful businessman Avtaar for safety. Soon he’s embroiled in a world of danger that shapes his adulthood. Fans ofThe Kite Runner will cherish this stunning novel about the bond between fathers and sons.

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Category: Literary Fiction

 

The strange year of vanessa m by filipa fonseca silva

The Strange Year of Vanessa M.

By Filipa Fonseca Silva

What happens when we start to question our lives? As Vanessa sets off on a year-long journey full of great change and self-discovery, she sees a new side of her friends, her family, and herself.

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Category: Women’s Fiction

 

Trusting life by gina lake

Trusting Life

By Gina Lake

What keeps us from finding peace, and how do we overcome the obstacles in its path? Learn how to be in the moment, eradicate fear, and embrace true happiness with this essential guide to living the best life possible.

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Category: Advice and How-To

 

Sharing you by molly mcadams

Sharing You

By Molly McAdams

From a New York Times bestselling author comes a heartrending romance with over 1,200 five-star ratings on Goodreads. When Kamryn meets Brody, she can’t deny their mutual attraction. But there’s something about Brody that makes him off-limits, and may ruin any chance of their future together.

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Category: New Adult and College Romance

 

Seducing the playboy by amanda usen

Seducing the Playboy

By Amanda Usen

Pastry chef Jenna has had a crush on playboy Roman since she was a child — and now nothing will stop her from getting what she wants. Roman knows that his new employee should be off-limits, but how can he resist her delicious charms?

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Category: Erotic Romance

 

The war of the roses by warren adler

The War of the Roses

By Warren Adler

Jonathan and Barbara Rose seem like the perfect couple from the outside — but under the surface lies resentment that’s about to boil over, engulfing everything they hold dear. A dark look at marriage that inspired the hit movie starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. “A very, very funny novel” (New York Daily News).

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Categories: Bestsellers, Literary Fiction

 

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Self-Pub Author Lands 4-Book Deal and Releases New Women’s Novel!

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another Platinum Author to you! At Platinum Voice PR, we recognized the works of authors as well! We’d like to acknowledge Ms. Alretha Thomas for landing a 4-book publishing deal. Please support her and be sure to get back to me, if you enjoyed the new novel.

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[Platinum Pick] Platinum Book to Read -The Darker Side of Evil by Andre N. Turner

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another Platinum Book to Read to you! This month I’ve chosen, “The Darker Side of Evil” by Andre N. Turner. First, I will give you a brief history about the author:

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Andre Nicholas Turner is a 43-year-old Chicago native. A graduate of Southern Illinois University and The School of Hard Knocks, Mr. Turner grew up a product of the streets of Chicago, but refused to let them define him. A freelance writer & staunch advocate for prison reform, Andre contributes to Examiner.com as the Chicago Prison Policy Examiner. Andre uses his tough urban upbringing to add the unique flair that resonates throughout the body of my literary offerings. Andre has recently completed his first true crime manuscript, “The Darker Side of Evil,” which reveals the existence and depravity of the Black serial killer. His passion and tenacity will make Andre N. Turner a name to look for in the world of literature.

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The Darker Side of Evil debunks the popular myth that all serial killers are White. Quite to the contrary, a great many of the most prolific serial killers in American history are Black. Taking advantage of America’s infatuation with murder, Hollywood has reaped untold millions from their constant portrayal of the Caucasian serial murderer. All the while media outlets refuse to acknowledge the existence of the African-American serial killer. The unwillingness of the media to recognize the existence of these predators not only allow them to hide in plain sight but may have cost many innocent victims their lives as a result.

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@KellZodiac tells us his deepest secrets in Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another Platinum Book to you!

Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me by R. Kelly

While searching on the internet for some books to post on the blog, I thought to start with someone in my home town.

There were many posts on Facebook, mostly negative ones, that stated how they do not want to read anything by Mr. Kelly. Well, I want to know the “Man of R&B” and the trials and tribulations in his life. It really doesn’t matter, if he has a ghostwriter or not, someone listened to his story. Quite frankly, Mr. Kelly has gotten more publicity than he will ever need in this lifetime. But remember, He is human just like you!

I support R. Kelly, Chicago and #ChicagoMusic! I will be purchasing  the book, Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, when it goes on sale.

You can find the book on Amazon and book stores near you.

WHO IS R. KELLY?

DISCOVER THE MAN BEHIND THE MUSIC IN SOULACOASTER: THE DIARY OF ME

Beyond the chart-topping hits and the controversial headlines, Kelly lays bare the true life story of a complex soul and a musical genius

4-City Book Tour Kicks Off  Thursday, June 28 in New York City

In his own words, music icon Robert Sylvester Kelly takes readers on an emotion-packed “soulacoaster” ride that explores the untold story of his frequently sensationalized but rarely humanized life. With searing honesty, Kelly delivers a fascinating portrait of a gifted soul trapped in the conflicting realities of “bump and grind” sexuality and soul-stirring “I Believe I Can Fly” spirit. Kelly’s spectacular rise from street performer to superstar who has sold more than 35 million records worldwide was derailed when he plummeted into a six-year legal ordeal that nearly ruined his life and finances–until in 2008 he was found innocent of all criminal charges.

In Kelly’s most intimate and revealing project to date, Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me (SmileyBooks, June 28, 2012, ISBN: 978-1401928353, $29.95, Hardcover), a memoir written in three acts, employs the same dramatic plot twists and turns that mesmerized fans of Kelly’s hip-hopera Trapped in the Closet.

“In the tradition of legendary soul singer/songwriters, R. Kelly has defined his own unique style of genius while influencing an entire generation of singers,” says chairman and CEO of Epic Records, Antonio “L.A.” Reid. “He is the pure essence of soul, and in Soulacoaster you’ll discover the untold story behind every song.”

Soulacoaster “Act I: Back in the Day” chronicles the musician’s early life on Chicago’s south side with Joann Kelly, his beloved soul-singer mother. Kelly reveals the secret pain of too early, too often sexual trauma that impacted him as a child. Plagued by a crippling learning disorder that left him unable to read or write even to this very day, young Kelly compensated for his deficiencies by perfecting his basketball skills until his dream was nearly destroyed by random gun violence. When his music teacher/mentor Lena McLin prophesied that music, not basketball, would be his destiny, he wanted to believe her.

In “Act II: Getting Busy,” Kelly evolves from a Chicago drop-out to a struggling LA musician homeless on the sands of Venice Beach while wrestling with the hard-to-resist sexual and financial temptations that go with sudden stardom. Kelly’s musical genius shines as he describes the genesis of hits like “12-Play,” “Bump N’ Grind,” “I’m Your Angel,” and “We Thuggin.” When Kelly writes and produces for his musical hero Michael Jackson, readers learn how initially he was not credited as writer on “You Are Not Alone,” and what happened when he pushed back.

“R. Kelly is R&B,” says actor and singer Tyrese Gibson. “In Soulacoaster you’ll discover that his genius rests in his ability to constantly push the musical envelope as he explores the intimate aspects of love and lust, pain and joy, defeat and triumph.”

“Act III: In the Ring,” Kelly boxes against real-life challenges including: the diss-respect of colleagues, the painful end of his 12-year marriage, and the pepper spray truth behind the “Best of Both Worlds Tour.” During this time, Kelly faced down his detractors orchestrating the most prolific period of his career at The Chocolate Factory- even as his legal team advised him to slow down, hide out, and cop a plea.

By 2008, Kelly had won the hardest fight of his life and in 2010, he re-emerged on the world stage when his inspirational anthem “Sign of Victory” opened the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The beautifully designed Soulacoaster includes more than 130 color photographs that offer a truly dimensional portrait of Robert Kelly, the mama’s boy, the brother, the artist, the father, and most of all, Robert the man.

“In the end, I am saved by the music,” says Kelly. “Like Trapped in the Closet, life for me is full of cliff-hangers. I have no idea what twist or turn the rollercoaster that is my life will take. I am saved by God’s gift of love. If through my words and music I can pass on that gift to the readers, I am the happiest man on earth.”

Join R. Kelly on the Soulacoaster Tour in the following 4 cities:

New York: Thursday, June 28
Washington, DC: Saturday, June 30
Chicago: July 14
Los Angeles: August 10

On June 26, Kelly will release Write Me Back, a dynamic twelve-song CD collection available in stores and on Amazon.

Pre-orders for The Limited Collector’s Editions of Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, created especially for Kelly’s devoted fans, will go on sale today. The Limited Editions offer special features including an original poster, a VIP all-access pass, lyric cards, an enhanced CD, and more, and are available only at http://www.rkellysoulacoaster.com.

For more information about Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me, visit: www.rkellysoulacoaster.com.

Source: villagevoice.com

You never know where I may be bringing you the events of Chicago, so make sure you follow this blog and Follow me on Twitter, @PlatinumVoicePR! If you need your name and craft to buzz out here, go to http://www.platinumvoicepr.com.  Until next time, See ya later Babies!

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