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
http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=b6vo7hcab.0.0.kfv6bhcab.0&p=http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Mimi-Exclusive-DVD-Set/dp/B000X3KZVI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1198807985&sr=8-1&id=preview&tag=word08-20&tag=word08-20How to enter: Answer the following question:
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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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.

www.sheliagoss.com

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

 

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.”

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