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
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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

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.

Double Platinum

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.

Contest – Mary J Blige, Isley Brothers and Miss Patti

Its the Christmas season and the giving just won’t stop…take a look at the new contest I posted over on my entertainment site.

Can’t go wrong with a 3 for 1!!!

Contest – Enter to Win CDs from Mary J Blige, The Isley Brothers and Patti Labelle

Mary J. Blige – “Growing Pains”

 

The Isley Brothers – “I’ll be Home for Christmas” 

                                 

 Patti Labelle – “Miss Patti’s Christmas”

                   

Birthday Bash Explosion – 3 Book Giveaway Today

I thank God for this day. Today is my birthday and I wanted to take the time to thank all of the authors who graciously participated in my Birthday Bash Extravaganza.  

Thank you all for stopping by and leaving comments.  This past year has had its own set of challenges, but inspite of it all, I know I’m still blessed. I have so much to be grateful for. 

Today ends the book giveaways, but I hope it doesn’t stop you from visiting my blog from time to time.

Today, THREE (3) lucky winners will get a chance to win one of the following three books.

The Price of Passion by Essence Best-Selling Author Evelyn Palfrey

What would be the proper question to ask your husband of twenty years when he brings home his illegitimate baby as casually as a bag of groceries? Left alone with this tiny, helpless bundle that disgusts and fascinates her, Vivian faces some of the hardest choices of her life.

The Price of Passion is available at Amazon.com.

To learn more about Evelyn Palfrey and her other books, go to:  http://www.evelynpalfrey.com.

Keeping it Tight (e-book) by Shani Greene-Dowdell

 Keepin’ It Tight is a love story cocked full of relationship drama. Too often, good black men do not get credit for what they do for their families or even more often are dubbed to be all chasing white women. In Keepin’ It Tight, Cornelius Johnston is faithful and dedicated to his wife, but between his sexy white female coworker and his wife’s insecurities there is a long and hard road to stability in the Johnston house.

 Keeping it Tight is available in paperback at Amazon.com.

To learn more about Shani Greene-Dowdell, go to:  http://www.shanibooks.com/.

And of course it wouldn’t be a party if I didn’t give you a chance to win a Special hardcover edition of my Essence Best-selling novel My Invisible Husband. 

Single women everywhere have heard it at least once by well-meaning family members; “when are you going to get married?” See how a single sista vows to shut them up for good!

Since, it’s my party, I hope you don’t mind me mentioning my upcoming release Paige’s Web.  All of my books are available on Amazon.com.

To learn more about me, go to my website: www.sheliagoss.com.

Put on your party hats  and join in the virtual party. 

Saturday’s winner – Poster #3 is the winner of As Told By the Other Woman.

Book Giveaway Today is As Told By the Other Woman

It’s Saturday and Day 12 in the BB (Birthday Bash) Book Giveaway. Today’s book is As Told By the Other Woman by Janaya Black.

Vanessa Jackson is on the job again for the Women’s Lib Magazine at the Wayne County Women’s Correctional Facility. After releasing the tragic story of Marion Hayes, Vanessa has made it her life’s mission to be the voice of emotionally troubled women sentenced to long prison terms. Her second assignment is to interview Timberlyn Crawford, a woman sentenced to life for cold-blooded murder.

What would drive a young girl to commit such a heinous crime? Lust and lies are the underlying forces that drove this seemingly harmless girl to do the unthinkable.

Travel with Vanessa into the tormented world of a mind that is haunted by ghosts of a troubled past. Find out what evil lies in the heart of a scorned woman that has nowhere to turn, except the ready ears of a stranger, who she hopes will help the world understand her need to tell it all.

Delve in to the story, as it is told by the other woman. 

As Told By the Other Woman and Janaya Black’s other books are available at Amazon.com.

To read more about Janaya Black and her books, be sure to visit her website: www.black-smithenterprises.com  

P.S. – Friday’s winner: Poster #5 is the winner of SinSatiable by Shelia E. Lipsey.

Book Giveaway Today is SinSatiable

It’s Friday and Day 11 in the BB (Birthday Bash) Book Giveaway. Shelia E. Lipsey has provided another book for the giveaway.

Today’s book is Sinsatiable. 

Twenty-four-year-old Aisha Carlisle has the kind of life most people would envy.  She’s a lovely and intelligent college graduate, an excellent dancer as well as the owner of A-Carlisle Studio of Dance and Choreography.   Aisha’s life is surrounded by great friends and a doting father, not to mention she has a dashing bachelor, Chandler Larson, dangling on her arm and in her heart.  Aisha is rooted and grounded in her Christian faith.  In her hunger to make quick cash, Aisha accepts an offer that she can’t refuse from the sultry, sophisticated and intriguing Elisa Santana.  Aisha is drawn into a secret society comprised of some of the wealthiest men in the world.  The cost Aisha pays for turning against her faith is tremendous.  Will the faith she so willingly relinquished free her from the sinful life she has chosen?  Will her lust for the forbidden ruin her relationship with the man she loves?  Is she too deep into corruption for God to pull her out of the trenches?  Sinsatiable is another powerfully gripping tale by Lipsey that delves into real life issues faced by people of faith.

Into Each Life and Sinsatiable (Shelia Lipsey’s second novel) are available at Amazon.com.

To read more about Shelia Lipsey and her books, be sure to visit her website: http://www.shelialipsey.com/

P.S. – Thursday’s winner: Poster #1 is the winner of Mental Seduction by Kisha Green and various other authors.

Book Giveaway Today is Mental Seduction

It’s Thursday and Day 10 in the BB (Birthday Bash) Book Giveaway. Today’s book is Mental Seduction by Kisha Greene and various other authors.

What does a high priced escort, a woman who discovers new ways to please herself, a lady who gets to have her way with two, a pair that love to role play and a “turned” out widow have in common?

These scorching stories and more are all featured in

Mental Seduction: Erotic Escapades – Volume 1

Contributing Authors:  Kisha Green, Chloe R., Nealinda Stewart, Miss Walker, Wanda D. Hudson, Leila Jefferson

AKA ErotiCliqueTM

Mental Seduction is available at Amazon.com.

To learn more about Kisha Green, go to: http://www.kishagreenonline.com/.

P.S. – Wednesday’s winner: Poster #1 is the winner of You Beckon by Peggy Eldridge Love.

Book Giveaway Today is You Beckon

It’s Wednesday and Day 9 in the BB (Birthday Bash) Book Giveaway. Today’s book is You Beckon by Peggy Eldridge-Love.

Cover ImageThere are many goose bumps, bursts of laughter, nods, “ah” moments and probably some unexpected tears in store for the readers of You Beckon. Both thoughtful and thought-provoking, Peggy’s poetry seeps into your soul and awakens your spirit.

You Beckon is available at BarnesandNoble.com.

To learn more about Peggy Eldridge Love, go to: http://www.peggyeldridgelove.com.

P.S. – Tuesday’s winner: Poster #2 is the winner of So Not the Drama by Paula Chase.

Book Giveaway Today is So Not the Drama

It’s Tuesday and Day 8 in the BB (Birthday Bash) Book Giveaway. Today’s book is So Not the Drama by Paula Chase. 

So Not the DramaIn exactly one hour, eighteen minutes, and thirty-five seconds, Mina Mooney will be dipping her pink Nellie timbs into the infamous frosh pit…

Hoping Del Rio Bay High will live up to her greatest expectations, Mina has big plans for infiltrating the school’s social glitterati. After all, she’s been mad popular for as long as she can remember–and she isn’t about to go from Middle School Royalty to High School Ambiguity. But Del Rio Bay is a big school, so it’ll take some plotting to avoid getting lost in the crowd. Good thing she isn’t afraid of a little hard work and that her playground peeps–Lizzie, Michael, and JZ–have got her back. But it isn’t long before Mina’s big plans for securing her social status take a back seat to some drama that was so not expected. Lizzie’s scored an invite from the beautiful people that Mina can only dream about, and not only is Michael tripping about being back in school, but now he’s beefing with JZ. Worst of all, Mina’s sociology class experiment to rid the world–or at least Del Rio Bay High–of prejudice is about to backfire…because it might just mean she’ll have to rid herself of her very best friend.A novel about friendship, betrayal, and how far some will go for popularity, So Not the Drama takes a fresh and wickedly funny look at planet high school. 
 

So Not the Drama is available at Amazon.com.

To learn more Paula Chase, go to: http://www.paulachasehyman.com

P.S. – Happy Birthday to you too Paula!!!

P.S.S- Monday’s winner: Poster #7 is the winner of Sacrifice the One by Monica P. Carter.

Book Giveaway Today is Sacrifice the One

It’s Monday and Day 7 in the BB (Birthday Bash) Book Giveaway. Today’s book is Sacrifice the One by Monica P. Carter.

Sacrifice The One

Sacrifice the One is a family drama set against the backdrop of rejection, rebellion, and a hoped-for redemption.Seta is a young woman who craves the number one spot in her father’s heart. But nothing she does seems to work. For his part, her father, Robert, has his own demons. He doesn’t think he can love the child who reminds him of the wife he loved — and lost.When Seta realizes that chasing her father’s affection won’t get her anywhere, she turns to chasing affection and attention wherever she can find it. And that sends her down a path that threatens all she has worked so hard to gain.

These two need each other, but can they see it? Are there some bonds that, once broken, can never be rebuilt? 
 

Sacrifice the One is available at Amazon.com.

To learn more Monica P Carter, go to: http://www.rootskypublishing.com/page2.html

P.S. – Sunday’s winner: Poster #5 is the winner of Grip the Rope by Carla J Curtis