Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hazel's HOTmail: Heavy Duty Love

Dear Hazel,
I am a heavy duty cutie with an extra large sexual appetite and proud of it. My problem is that none of my past lovers have been able to adequently satisfy me. I need at least five or six orgasms each time to make me happy. Most of my boyfriends have only been good for only two, maybe three on a good night. I usually end up using my vibrator to take me the rest of the way.
Do you have any suggestions?

C.J.B. in New Orleans

Dear CBJ,

I am referring you to my girl and fellow author, Caramel Vixen. Her advice will surely get you and your lover well on the way to sexual satisfaction. Enjoy!


Hi there! I am Caramel Vixen, a very close friend of Hazel’s and I myself am a fellow Heavy-Duty Cutie! (Cute way of putting it by the way) I too have a sexual appetite that is just as large as I am. I’m very much like you, (when I’m in a relationship) I need my man to be able to hook me up with at least 5 or 6 orgasms a day. But girl! Even the best man w/ the biggest D*ck ain’t superman! Space your orgasms out! I promise you, you and your partner will be better off for it.
Ie. Start the day off right with some good morning lovin’ or at least foreplay (enough to give you a couple of OG’s )
When ya man comes home from work, (take it from me, NO man who is not working deserves this much lovin, unless he’s giving you his disability check every month!) Ask the man about his day, ask him if he’s hungry, when he says yes, because a brotha who loves sista’s like ourselves is always down to grub! Tell him to follow you, have a few treats in the bed room, (chocolate dipped strawberries or whatever) place them down near your Love Tunnel, and tell him to eat up! Be sure to get at least 2 or 3 OG’s off of this.
Before you two go to bed, work off all of those calories that you 2 stored up over dinner and wear his ass out, you’ll both go to sleep fully satisfied!
I have really enjoyed answering your question.
Best of Luck,
Caramel Vixen

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Why should you read Xpress Yourself Publishing titles?

Be sure to check out the visual book trailer that displays the 2008 releases from Xpress Yourself Publishing, winner of the African American Literary Award for Best Independent Publishing House 2008! You also get a sneak peek at a few upcoming 2009 titles!

Linda R. Herman

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Vote for Jessica Tilles and Xpress Yourself Publishing, AGAIN and AGAIN!

Wow! First I win the 2008 AALAS Independent Publisher of the Year Award, then I'm nominated by AAMBC for Publisher of the Year, and now Southern Allure Book Club has nominated me as Publisher of the Year. This is fantastic! It's a wonderful feeling to see all of my hard working paying off.

I am asking everyone to please vote for me by casting your vote for Xpress Yourself Publishing at the below links: and

Also, while you're voting, four of my authors are nominated too: Linda R. Herman, Victoria Wells, Hazel Mills and John R Williams. Please cast your votes for them too!

Your support is sincerely 100% appreciated.

Warmest regards,
Jessica TillesPublisher, Xpress Yourself Publishing
2008 AALAS Independent Publisher of the Year

and author of several best-selling novels

Please reach out to a domestic violence SURVIVOR!

I am Linda R. Herman and at age seventeen, my younger cousin was raped by the father of her then one year old son. The rape occurred in the child's presence where the father held a knife to my cousin's throat and forced himself on her. He also banged her head into the floor leaving her physically, emotionally, and mentally scarred for life. The physical bruising is gone but the emotional and mental live on.

My cousin, a brave young woman, is now in her second year of college. She is nineteen years old and the mother of one. Even though she does hold down a part-time job she is having financial difficulties.

How can you help? Please purchase an autographed copy (signed by me) of Somebody Prayed for Me (release date December 2, 2008) through my cousin's website, All profits from sales go to her toward her education and her son's well-being.

Please visit her site and be sure to sign the guestbook!

P.S. The short story, "Silent Cries" is loosely based on what my cousin went through as a victim of teen abuse. It is the first story in the anthology Somebody Prayed for Me.

Linda R. Herman

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hazel's HOTmail: Mama Gone Wild

Dear Hazel,
I am a 43 year old woman who has lived alone since I was 25. My father lost his battle with cancer two years ago and after his death, my mother moved in with me because she didn’t want to live alone. For the first year, my mom mourned my father almost every day and barely got out of bed. I tried to be understanding because after all, she had just lost the man she had spent the last 40 years with. I was so happy when she finally began getting out and meeting people but what I thought was a good thing has now turned into a nightmare for me.
My mother, who is 65 years old, has turned into a wild woman. She is dressing in a manner that I think is inappropriate for a woman her age and she is dating not one man, but two. When I try to talk to her about how wrong I think she is for dating two men at the same time, she reminds me that she is the mother and I need to remember my place.
Well, I have had enough! Two weeks ago, I was awakened by a frightening sound in the middle of the night. I thought something was terribly wrong with my mother. I called 9-1-1 and rushed across the hall to her room. When I opened the bedroom door, my mother and one of her “boyfriends” were having sex. I almost stroked out right there. I made the man get the hell out of my house. I was embarrassed when the paramedics arrived and I had to explain that it was a false alarm. My mother is angry with me because she says that I was disrespectful of her privacy. I explained that I don’t want her having men spending the night and having sex in my home. It’s not right and she didn’t raise me to believe any differently.
I love my mother and I am really trying very hard not to disrespect her but she needs to understand that I don’t like the way she is behaving in my home. We have always been close and I don’t this matter to jeopardize that.
How should I handle this?

P.S. in Texas

Dear P.S.,
First, you have my condolences on the death of your father. I know first hand how hard losing a parent can be. I want to also commend you for taking in your mother during this difficult time. Again, this is not always an easy thing to do especially when you have been used to living alone for so many years.
Now, for my advice. Well, my grandmother (God rest her soul) had a saying that I’ve found to be true. “Every grown person needs to have their own house.”
Your mother is right, you need to remember your place and not be disrespectful. But so should she. She is living in YOUR home and no matter how much she may disagree with your rules, she HAS to respect and abide by them. If she can’t, then it is time for her to move out of your house and into one of her own.
The closeness the two of you share should allow you to sit down and calmly discuss this problem like the adults you both are and to come to a reasonable solution that will make you both happy. You love each other and nothing will ever jeopardize that.
On a lighter note, stop the hate and give your mother a high-five for me. Sixty-five and still getting her groove on is an inspiration. However, there’s another difficult subject you should discuss with your mother. Is she is practicing safe sex and using a condom? Elderly people aren’t exempt from HIV.
Hazel Mills
Got a question for Hazel on love, sex, and relationships? Email her at Remember to put Hazel’s HOTmail in the subject line.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Guess who is in the spotlight!

Spotlight Author - Tinisha Nicole Johnson
Category: Writing and Poetry

Searchable Whereabouts
It's the story of a woman trying to unravel the mysterious death of her beloved uncle, but soon finds he was living a double life, that reveals a deep dark family secret.

Tinisha's bio:
Tinisha Nicole Johnson is an author, writer and poet. She resides in Denver, CO with her family. When she's not writing she also hosts political teleconferences as a profession. Tinisha's published short stories and numerous articles. Her mystery and inspirational books can be viewed on her website: www. tinishanicolejohnson.

She is also on myspace at

Taken from a bulletin posted by DeltaReviewer on MySpace.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Please vote for Linda R. Herman

It truly is an honor to be nominated!

Hi all,

I have been nomiated in THREE categories and really need your votes.

Consequences When Love Is Blind is my debut book and to see how well its doing is truly amazing. Please cast your vote.

And don't forget to cast your vote on AAMBC's polls as well, where I've been nominated for Best New Author and Author of The Year!

Thank you and many blessings,

www. lindarherman. com
www. SunshineRoyal. webs. com

I have two new releases at Lady Leo Publishing
Chemistry 101 & From Hooker to Housewife

Friday, October 3, 2008

Speaking out against Domestic Violence!

Authors of Somebody Prayed For Me
Join the authors of Somebody Prayed for Me, Allyson M. Deese, Tinisha Nicole Johnson, and Linda R. Herman as they speak out against Domestic Violence this month.

Saturday, October 4, 2008, 4pm EST
Join us on Blog Talk Radio with Cheryl Lacey Donovan
and other guest speakers
Saturday, October 18, 2008, 9pm EST
Join us on Blog Talk Radio with ASA and
other guest speakers