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Brooklyn Darkchild

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in St Albans, NY, The United States


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Brooklyn Darkchild is a 52 years old mother of nine with a lifelong passion for writing. A New York transplant born and raised in the borough of Brooklyn, Ms. Darkchild has been in Atlanta GA since November 2012. Her gritty debut novel, This Ain't No Hearts and Flowers Love Story Pt 1, has been described as "raw", "hard hitting" and "pulling no punches." As a complete edition, This Ain't No Hearts and Flowers Love Story Pts 1 & 2 won the 2008 Reader Views Book of the Year Award in the Great Lakes/Regional category as well as placing third in the Spiritual/Religion category.

A gutsy, compelling page-turner, the long awaited second half of the complete edition: This Ain't No Hearts and Flowers Love Story Pt 2 was published in September 20

The Cincinnati Defender, an African American weekly online news and entertainment magazine in my hometown, has chosen Yours Truly: Brooklyn Darkchild, as Featured Author of the Month. Here is an excerpt from the front page article...

Brandy Simone - Arts & Entertainment Editor
Mon, May 31, 2010
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This Ain't No Hearts and Flowers Love Story Pt 1 (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Which is worse: to love your mother fiercely and lose her? Or never have a mother at all? Obie and Princess never debated this; being equally motherless forever binds them. Obie was a street child, a junkie's son; Princess was raised in splendor on Park Avenue. When she's three Obie is her babysitter; at thirteen Obie's her best friend and confidant. At eighteen "Cess" dreams of being an R&B diva and Obie, whose "Rags-to-Riches" transformation into a music video superstar/director captured America's attention, knows just how to make that dream come true. Inevitably Obie and Princess fall head-over-heels in love along the path to stardom. Social-class differences, skin color drama/complexes, a stalking ex-boyfriend and severe depression strain their budding relationship, but when Obie's abandonment issues crash head first into Cess's need for emotional detachment, the fireworks really begin. Then the question becomes: Can a motherless child ever truly open his or her heart enough to love someone else?
This Ain't No Hearts and Flowers Love Story Pt 2 (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: ISBN-10: 057803333X ISBN-13: 978-0578033334 Brooklyn Dreams Publishing Company In this second part of the Obie and Princess saga, the Princess who returns to the mansion is far different, both physically and emotionally, than the Princess who left with Einstein the night before. Promoting Princess's latest CD release gets temporarily lost in the scramble to pick up the shattered pieces of her life, yet Obie finds Princess's "Carry On As Usual" attitude a bit hard to take. Forced to separate by conflicting career demands, their skin color conflicts and social class issues ignite, then blow up in their faces. While Obie and Princess ponder how long they can make their relationship work, three deaths in a row rock their very foundation. The final tragedy pushes a still-fragile Princess over the edge, and Obie wonders if things will ever be right again. Is there anything that can save Princess?
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message 14: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Brooklyn...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

message 13: by Liane

Liane Spicer Brooklyn, greetings! Happy to connect with another author!

message 12: by Matilda

Matilda Hi Mrs. Brooklyn! Congratulations on your success! I have just acquired two writing contracts doing freelance work based on a piece I submitted to the companies and I am about to also write for Greeting Card Companies. You reviewed a new manuscript I started a year ago; this is now complete, but not published. I do have two published books as on - excerpts there. So, how do I compete as a contender that you read and review my books? I have great books also. Thanks and Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and I love this networking you have going. Many blessings!

message 11: by K.L.

K.L. Brady Hey Brooklyn,

Thanks for the friend invite! I'd love to swap books sometime. I have been wanting to read This Ain't No Hearts and Flowers Love Story since I saw it on the giveaway.

If you like laughter mixed with some hard truth, I think you'll enjoy The Bum Magnet.

message 10: by Jaree

Jaree Francis Hey, BK. I had to let you know that I have a book trailer on youtube, if you would like to check it out. It's for my urban fiction novella(and it's FREE!!)

Sistar Tea Good to see you here also. Hope you weathering this cold front we having

Dominique you are very welcome : )

Kimberly Thank you! Have a great week!

message 6: by Eva

Eva Leger Brooklyn, I couldn't even wait. I'm a little sad with myself for the lack of self-control to be honest. :( I was going to wait until I finished one of the ones I'm reading because you know, don't want to read too many and I couldn't do it. I lasted a few hours with it on my shelf until I pulled it down. LOL
I'm not trying to blow your head up either but I've never done that yet with any other book. I can ALWAYS wait. It just looks too damn good! I'm ending my relationship with another book TONIGHT and staying with this one! Haha! Thanks again!

message 5: by Eva

Eva Leger I got it, I got it, I got it!! :)
As soon as I saw the package I knew what it was- even though I get many packages with books in them each week, but I had a feeling it was coming today!
Now I can't wait to get started. The book is truly beatiful too- I love it when an author actually puts time and thought into their book cover. It's a perfect cover if I do say so myself. :)
Thanks for signing it also- I never thought to ask you to do that or I definitely would have. That really means a lot to me! Thanks for everything you did in getting this book to me!

message 4: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Brooklyn,
Thanks for the add.
Your book sounds terrific, by the way, and I have to read it,

message 3: by Eva

Eva Leger Hi Brooklyn! Just wanted to let you know I got the m.o today and I'll be sending it out tomorrow! I cannot wait to start the book! :)

Shawnette Hey, Brooklyn...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...all this time I thought we were already friends...duh...who knew...thanks for seeking me's appreciated...I've enjoyed the few chats we've had in our discussion groups...Congrats on your novel...and wishing you much success with your future writings...hope to share more chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed end of the week...Happy Reading & Writing :-)

Lucianna I plan on reading your book. I have it on hold at my library. Our patrons already are borrowing it. I look forward to reading it! I love the fact it deals with issues others are afraid to talk about!

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