Double Platinum Contest Featuring Mariah Carey

To help celebrate the upcoming book release DOUBLE PLATINUM by Shelia M. Goss, you now have a chance to win a 2 DVD set showcasing live performances by one of the top-selling female artists of all time – Mariah Carey – The Adventures of Mimi
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What is the name of the record executive who delivered the bad news to Parris Mitchell – either she record a hit CD or the record company would be giving her the boot? The answer can be found in an excerpt from Double Platinum at http://sheliagoss.com/books/doubleplatinum/
Send your answer to sgpublicist@aol.com and put Double Platinum in the header. You have until 11:59 p.m. est on January 30, 2008. All correct answers are eligible for the drawing.
Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Contest open to U.S. residents only.

 THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI offers Mariah fans a must have all-access exclusive VIP pass to Mariah’s most successful tour. Shot in high definition and recorded in digital surround sound, this large scale, sold-out arena production, produced by legendary award winning producer Ken Ehrlich, is a chance for fans to see Mariah belt out power ballads, hip-hop tracks and pop classics with a special guest appearance by Boyz II Men who join Mariah to perform their record-breaking hit duet “One Sweet Day”. For her fans, it is a fantasy come true to see her and hear her famous five octave voice.
          Also on the DVD, a Spike Lee original mini movie called “Lovers & Haters” starring Carey as herself. The fifteen minute spoof chronicles a day in the life of Mariah with the “lovers and haters” she encounters along the way, and how she overcomes those obstacles to still be one of the most talented and loved musical sensations in history.
Check out THE ADVENTURES OF MIMI trailer and buy link here:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site//olspage.jsp?id=pcmcat135300050041&type=category

Mariah Carey official site:
http://www.mariahcarey.com
And MySpace page:
www.myspace.com/mariahcarey

ADVANCE REVIEWS for DOUBLE PLATINUM

Double Platinum “Double Platinum moves at break neck speed and is a thoroughly enjoyable read. If you’re looking for a novel that successfully combines glamour, suspense and intrigue with a highly charged love affair then this is the novel for you.” ~ Janice Spence, Freelance Music Journalist (Gossip/News columnist -Str8hiphop.com and former BET.com contributor and Don Diva UK , etc.)

An evocative look at the music industry from the inside. Double Platinum is a gripping portrayal of one woman’s quest to climb back to the top of the charts while overcoming personal obstacles”. ~ Vonnie Woods – HoneySoul.com

 

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January 2008 Newsletter

 If you can’t view, go to the following link: http://www.sheliagoss.com/newsletter.htm 

January 2008 

Official Newsletter

Author Shelia M Goss

In This Issue
Featured Reading
5 Year Anniversary
Contest
Must Read List
Live Love Laugh & Books
Sponsored By
Double Platinum
Its a new year and its time for a new start. As one year ends and another one begins, its time to make some much needed changes. Procrastination was left behind. What I can do today, I will. Dead weight has been lost. In order to move forward on the path God has set forth, life can’t remain stagnant. Change isn’t always easy; but change will come whether you prepare for it or not. As my friends know, my life changed at the end of 2007. I lost someone dear to my heart. As I reminisced about the good times I was blessed to share with my grandfather, I also took time to reflect on other areas of my life.  Although I don’t know what 2008 will hold; I will do my part to make sure I’m working towards my personal and professional goals. Learn from the past and live for today. Its time to embrace not only a new year but a new start.

May God’s blessings overflow in your life this year and beyond.

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Advance Reviews for Double PlatinumDouble PlatinumReview by Janice Spence, Freelance Music Journalist (Gossip/News columnist -Str8hiphop.com and former BET.com contributor and Don Diva UK , etc.)Double Platinum takes you on an emotional rollercoaster ride through the life of R&B star Parris Mitchell, who is forced to turn her career around after falling off the top spot while struggling to overcome a former lover’s betrayal, a major bout of depression and unwanted media attention.

However there is light at the end of a very dark tunnel which comes in the form and shape of handsome hit producer Casper.

Sheila Goss’ latest novel provides an exciting, unique and insightful look in to the music industry through the eyes of Parris Mitchell. A singer desperate to reclaim her spot at the top of the charts while embarking on a very intense relationship with her producer turned lover Casper.

This page turning love affair keeps you gripped throughout, wondering if it can survive due to Parris’ impending comeback, her trust issues, an interfering reporter going by the name of Sandy and Parris’ “I think the world, revolves around me” attitude.

It’s this attitude that often leaves you feeling less than sympathetic towards Parris during her often traumatic journey, and feeling sorry instead for the people closest to her.

However Goss skillfully reminds us that underneath Parris’ sometimes hard R&B diva exterior is an insecure young woman who just wants to be loved and respected when it’s all said and done.

Double Platinum moves at break neck speed and is a thoroughly enjoyable read. If you’re looking for a novel that successfully combines glamour, suspense and intrigue with a highly charged love affair then this is the novel for you.

DOUBLE PLATINUM BY SHELIA M GOSS will be in stores March 2008.List Price: $6.99
To Pre-Order: Amazon.com

FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Not only is it a new year, but its also the five year anniversary since I sent out my very first newsletter. Double Platinum I wanted to thank everyone who has taken the time to read them over the years.  The newsletter has evolved from a word document to an interactive online newsletter.

  To help celebrate my upcoming book release DOUBLE PLATINUM, you now have a chance to win a 2 DVD set showcasing live performances by one of the top-selling female artists of all time – Mariah Carey – The Adventures of Mimi. 

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What is the name of the record executive who delivered the bad news to Parris Mitchell – either she record a hit CD or the record company would be giving her the boot? The answer can be found in an excerpt from Double Platinum at www.sheliagoss.com/doubleplatinum.htm 
Send your answer to sgpublicist@aol.com and put Double Platinum in the header. You have until 11:59 p.m. est on January 30, 2008. All correct answers are eligible for the drawing.
Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Contest open to U.S. residents only.

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No Girl Needs a Husband Seven Days a Week by Nina Foxx
On The Line by Donna Hill
Hook, Line And Single by Marcia King-Gamble
Passin’ by Karen E. Quinones Miller
Sin No More by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Nappily Faithful by Trisha R. Thomas
Something On the Side by Carl Weber

Stop by your favorite local book store or order online by clicking link:

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Happy New Year

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Its a new year and its time for a new start. As one year ends and another one begins, its time to make some much needed changes. Procrastination was left behind. What I can do today, I will. Dead weight has been lost. In order to move forward on the path God has set forth, life can’t remain stagnant. Change isn’t always easy; but change will come whether you prepare for it or not. As my friends know, my life changed at the end of 2007. I lost someone dear to my heart. As I reminisced about the good times I was blessed to share with my grandfather, I also took time to reflect on other areas of my life.  Although I don’t know what 2008 will hold; I will do my part to make sure I’m working towards my personal and professional goals. Learn from the past and live for today. Its time to embrace not only a new year but a new start.

May God’s blessings overflow in your life this year and beyond.

For Contests and to see what’s new for 2008, read the January 2008 newsletter:  http://www.sheliagoss.com/newsletter.htm

OPB Friday…Relationships, Books, New York 2 Drama and more

O.P.B. stands for Other People Blogs. These are a few places I visited this past week. Check them out:

New Song by Janet Jackson – Is it a Hit or Miss? You Decide: Feedback – LISTEN

Single Black Male has several interesting posts on his blog.  Check out Fundamental Character Flaw.

Don over at Minus the Bars talked about “A man aint supposed to cry…”

MegaRich asked the question about today’s AA books – Are they any good?

One of my favorite writers Bettye Griffin interviewed another writer I admire over on her blog.

Marcia King-Gamble is a national best selling author who has written for Kensington, BET Books and St. Martin’s Press. She now writes for several Harlequin lines.  – Five Questions for . . . Marcia King-Gamble Welcom…

Princess Dominique has  I Love New York 2 Drama – The Buddha Conspiracy on her blog, plus several other entertainment posts.

Well… at this point in time on the show I have summarized conclusively that New York “sexually get’s off” on drama. I am wholly a pleaser by nature, so drama is what I give her. The Punk is a COMPLETE back-stabber and uses New York’s trust in him to manipulate her with his lies. What you also didn’t see is while he was conspiring and plotting against me behind my back he was pretending everything was all good to my face… until I called him out on it… you call it. He got played and pimped by New York but I’m sure he found plenty of other boys to wrestle in South Beach before leaving. Read more…

Bishop Thomas Weeks III and Juanita Bynum on the Morning Shows

This week’s eye candy comes courtesy of Karen Knows Best.


Adrianne Byrd always knows how to find the best eye candy. Check out the hunk for this week:

What Does Paige’s Web & The Great Debaters Have in Common?

 The main character Paige loves Denzel and Denzel stars in The Great Debaters. Not only that, you now have a chance to win a copy of the soundtrack before the movie hits theaters on December 25th.

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If you’ve read Paige’s Web, leave a review on Amazon.com and be entered to win a copy of The Great Debaters soundtrack.

You can also be entered to win by leaving a comment on this post.

The contest will end at midnight eastern time on Friday, December 14th.

Good luck!

P.S. – Void where prohibited by law and this contest is open to U.S. residents only.

Book Picks of the Week

The Plural Thing

Spiritually Preparing for your Soul Mate

Double Platinum
The Plural Thing is not just a book – its filled with words of wisdom to empower the reader to lead an enriched life.
The Plural Thing
by Linda Dominique Grosvenor
Feels Like Falling
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Fall in Love this winter in this cozy read from Michelle McGriff.
Feels Like Falling 
By Michelle McGriff
Hell Has No Fury
From a master of suspense, Hell Has No Fury is a thriller you don’t want to miss.Hell Has No Fury
By Keith Lee Johnson
Wicked Ways
Donna Hill is back with the follow up to her other page-turner “Getting Hers.”Wicked Ways picks up where it stopped. Readers won’t be disappointed.
Wicked Ways
By Donna Hill
  More Stocking StuffersDouble Platinum      Roses Are Thorns,Violets Are True                                        
One G String Short of Crazy
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Since I wrote my own book about twins, I love finding other books about them. Desiree Day’s latest novel is a page-turner and has plenty of “oh no she didnt'” moments.
One G-String Short of Crazy
By Desiree Day

Double Platinum My Invisible Husband

Paige’s Web – A Great Stocking Stuffer

Blow Your Mind
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This twisted tale will have you glued to the pages. Eric Pete has another hit on his hands.Blow Your Mind 
By Eric Pete
By Shelia Posted in Books

Tea Anyone???

This is a repeat for some since I posted it Sunday night on Blogging in Black…but here you go:

When you were a little girl, did you ever play the “tea party game” with either other friends or your dolls? Well, I did. Sunday, I actually attended my second adult tea party - “A Tea and Conversation.” The same group of ladies invited me last year and fortunately for me, their members wanted me to come back. Who knows, this may be a yearly thing )

I like going to events that aren’t typical “book signings.” An event such as a “tea party” is so much more fun. Nice people;books; tea; conversation; it doesn’t get better than that. Well, it does because I won a few games and walked away with a few door prizes (sometimes I can be competitive…smile). I just love my beautiful new fine bone china tea cup and saucer. Once again, I came away with not only a cute tea cup and new readers, but hopefully some new friends.

P.S. – I have pictures but don’t feel like loading to my server…if you want to see pics of some of the tea cups people brought, I’ll email the pics to you.

P.S.S. – I’m invited to another tea party in a few weeks. The quest to find the perfect fine bone china tea cup and saucer is on.

By Shelia Posted in Books

December Newsletter – Seasons Greetings

Happy Holidays from Author Shelia M. Goss
Greetings! May peace and joy fill your lives this holiday season. I appreciate the support you’ve shown me this past year.  Since my last newsletter, I’ve gotten a chance to meet a lot of new people. Some of you have emailed me after reading Paige’s Web and I appreciate it. I would like to thank SistahFriend Book Club for spotlighting my book on their website. I also want to tell the ladies of Girlfriends, Inc of Memphis  that I enjoyed your book club meeting. You ladies know how to dig deep and brought up some good points. Don’t forget to invite me to the party (smile). A special thanks goes out to the SisterCircle Book Group for hosting the Paige’s Web Book Release Party a few weeks ago. This release was special thanks to you all.

Double PlatinumMe in the Red

Honey Bun Cake Recipe1 package Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix
2/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 container (8 ounces) sour cream (1 cup)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening; lightly flour.
2. Beat dry cake mix, oil, eggs and sour cream in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Spread half of the batter in pan. Stir together brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter in pan. Carefully spread remaining batter evenly over pecan mixture.
3. Bake about 47 minutes or until deep golden brown. Stir powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until thin enough to spread. Prick surface of warm cake several times with fork. Spread powdered sugar mixture over cake. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Store covered.
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By Shelia M. Goss

Christmas is a time for giving  

And a time for Love.      

The Greatest Gift of All

Is from heaven above. 

Remember, not clothes, not jewelry       

Or other things you may get.      

But Jesus, our Savior,     

Comes bearing the Greatest Gifts.

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All the best to you and your family,

Shelia M. Goss

 Stocking Stuffers
Books make great stocking stuffers. Most of my books can be found in stores, but if they are sold out, you can order them from any of the online retailers. Pick up your copy of Paige’s Web and treat a friend 🙂http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=p8uxchcab.0.pljwchcab.kfv6bhcab.1&ts=S0307&p=http://www.amazon.com/dp/1599830299?tag=officiwebsi03-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=1599830299&adid=0R7GYHWZXKDVFMN1FZNS&http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=p8uxchcab.0.zkejdhcab.kfv6bhcab.1&ts=S0307&p=http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9781599830292&itm=1For more information, go to www.sheliagoss.com.
Double Platinum Double Platinum by Shelia M Goss

To the world, R&B mega star Parris Mitchell has it all: fame, money, jewelry and several gold and platinum records to go along with it. But now, with her singing career declining, she struggles with depression. Her last few albums were disappointments not only to her record label because of low sales, but to her devoted fans.Casper Johnson is one of the hottest and most sought after producers in the music industry. All of the media attention has garnered “The Hit Maker” a playboy image. He’s getting tired of the same old sound and he’s looking for the right voice to help take his career to the next level. Parris agrees to give Casper a chance to revive her career.When they get together, their working relationship quickly crosses the line and their drama from groupies and people from their past becomes the source of plenty of print for the paparazzi.

DOUBLE PLATINUM BY SHELIA M GOSS will be in stores March 2008.

List Price: $6.99
To Pre-Order: Amazon.com

 

On Holiday and more

I’m on a much needed vacation this week, but will be back next week.

In the meantime, check out some of the pics from the Paige’s Web book release party this past weekend:

The picture machine broke so instead of the book cover they went with fall colors.

Nice decorations 🙂

Me in the red.

I won a door prize…a book…hopefully I’ll get a chance to read while on break.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

P.S. – I’ll probably be checking email remotely from my laptop sometime during the week.

Book of the Week – Double Platinum

Advance Review for Double Platinum by Shelia M Goss

Review by Janice Spence, Freelance Music Journalist (Gossip/News columnist -Str8hiphop.com and former BET.com contributor and Don Diva UK, etc.) 

Double Platinum takes you on an emotional rollercoaster ride through the life of R&B star Parris Mitchell, who is forced to turn her career around after falling off the top spot while struggling to overcome a former lover’s betrayal, a major bout of depression and unwanted media attention.   However there is light at the end of a very dark tunnel which comes in the form and shape of handsome hit producer Casper……  

Sheila Goss’ latest novel provides an exciting, unique and insightful look in to the music industry through the eyes of Parris Mitchell. A singer desperate to reclaim her spot at the top of the charts while embarking on a very intense relationship with her producer turned lover Casper.

This page turning love affair keeps you gripped throughout, wondering if it can survive due to Parris’ impending comeback, her trust issues, an interfering reporter going by the name of Sandy and Parris’ “I think the world, revolves around me” attitude.

It’s this attitude that often leaves you feeling less than sympathetic towards Parris during her often traumatic journey, and feeling sorry instead for the people closest to her.  

However Goss skillfully reminds us that underneath Parris’ sometimes hard R&B diva exterior is an insecure young woman who just wants to be loved and respected when it’s all said and done.

Double Platinum moves at break neck speed and is a thoroughly enjoyable read. If you’re looking for a novel that successfully combines glamour, suspense and intrigue with a highly charged love affair then this is the novel for you.

www.sheliagoss.com

Book of the Week Nappily Married & Advanced Review for Double Platinum

I got the first review back for my next novel – DOUBLE PLATINUM . Check out the blurb:

An evocative look at the music industry from the inside. Double Platinum is a gripping portrayal of one woman’s quest to climb back to the top of the charts while overcoming personal obstacles”. ~ Vonnie Woods – HoneySoul.com

Here’s what I’m reading now: 

A Novel
Nappily Married: A Novel by Trisha R. Thomas
 

Halle Berry has purchased the film rights to her first book and will be starring in the movie “Nappily Ever After.”

WIP Update

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