Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Saturday, February 22, 2014


RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR, Bruce A. Borders was born in 1967 in Cape Girardeau, MO. Bruce’s childhood years were spent in a number of states, including Missouri, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
During his high school years, he was a member of the football, basketball and track teams, involved in various non-athletic activities such as school yearbook production and photography, and won numerous awards for his artistic creations. Bruce graduated Valedictorian in 1984.
While in school, Bruce held three part-time jobs; a store clerk, a janitor, and a dental technician, working about 60-70 hours per week. After graduation, he became employed full time as a dental technician. Other jobs have included restaurant manager, carpenter, and grocery store cashier. For the past sixteen years, he has worked as a commercial truck driver, logging more than two million miles.
At the age of fifteen, Bruce decided to become a writer. He began by writing songs, news articles, and short stories. Eventually, books were added to the list. Over the years, he continued to write and currently has a catalog of more than 500 songs, numerous short stories and over a dozen completed books. He writes on a variety of subjects such as fictional novels of legal issues and westerns. Titles include: Inside Room 913, Over My Dead Body, Miscarriage Of Justice, The Journey, and in The Wynn Garrett Series - Mistaken Identity, Holy Terror, Remote Control, Judicial Review, Even Odds, and Safety Hazard.


Excerpt from Miscarriage Of Justice


Pulling up to her office, parking outside on the street as lately she'd begun to do, Mariana quickly forgot her woes. Engrossed in her work, she didn't notice the phone ringing until her secretary said, “That's your line.”

Without having time to consider whether or not it would be Ethan, she answered. After a brief pause, she almost hung up. Then she heard Jessi’s familiar voice.

“What are you up to?”

“Working,” Mariana said sharply. Then realizing she’d snapped at her friend, she said in a softer tone. “Some of us have to do that you know.”

“Hey, I work,” Jessi insisted.

“Yeah, right. Does your job now consist of calling your friends?”

“Not really,” Jessi answered. “Only the ones I'm worried about, which at the moment is just you.”

“Why are you worried about me?” Mariana asked innocently.

“Because I haven't heard from you since I was down there, and as I recall, you had a certain lunatic trying to kill you.” Jessi retorted.

“I'm fine,” Mariana told her. “As you can see, or hear actually, I’m very much alive.”

“Has Ethan called anymore?” Jessi pressed. “Or come to visit?”

“Um…” Mariana hesitated, uncomfortable discussing the issue in the office setting. Glancing around nervously she said, “I’ll call you back.”

As the rest of the day dragged on, she nervously chewed her lip and found herself staring out the window, dreading the conversation she knew would be coming with Jessi. Her friend was pretty good at getting information out of people, while she herself was woefully incapable of not blabbing while being pressured by a friendly interrogator, especially Jessi.

She decided not to mention Ethan’s visit while she'd been in the shower, or his other activity, and even though it had been her friend’s idea, she wasn't about to bring up Frankie Arimante and the deal they’d struck.

Leaving work early, at two minutes past four, she dialed Jessi’s number on her way home in the car. “Don't say anything,” she reminded herself as the phone rang.

As if she’d been sitting by the phone, waiting for it to ring, Jessi answered immediately. “Start talking,” the impatient nurse demanded. “What happened?”

“Nothing,” Mariana responded evasively.

“Uh-uh. Something is going on. The way you shut right up when I mentioned Ethan today.”

“I just didn't want to talk about the subject in front of everyone at the office,” Mariana insisted.

“It's more than that. This is Jessi, remember? I know you. I can hear it in your voice that something isn’t right.”

“Honest,” Mariana continued her charade. “Nothing is wrong.”

“Has Ethan called?”

“Well, yeah, he has. But only a couple of times. That's nothing new.”

“Has he been back to your house?”

Mariana bit her lip. “No.” she said.

“You're lying,” Jessi accused. “I can tell.”

“Okay. He’s been there, but...”

“You're going to have to do something about this sooner or later,” Jessi warned. “You know that, right?”

“Hm, maybe,” Mariana avoided the question. Then projecting her usual optimism she said, “It's no big deal. I can handle it.”

“Until he kills you!”

“Look,” Mariana said. “You don't need to worry about me. In a few days it’ll all be over.” Instantly, she kicked herself. This is what she'd been afraid would happen. She hadn’t meant to say it; the words had just sort of slipped out. A subconscious effort to quell the grilling from Jessi, she supposed.

“And how do you know that?”

Sighing Mariana said, “I just know.”

“Okay. Now you’ve got me worried,” Jessi breathed. “What did you do?”

“What makes you think I did anything?” Mariana protested.

“You wouldn't be so confident this would be over in a few days unless you knew something,” Jessi pointed out.

“All you need to know,” Mariana said, “is that it’ll all be over soon.”

“Why do I have to drag every bit of information out of you?” Jessi lamented. “I am your friend, you know. And you can trust me.”

Mariana took another deep breath. This is exactly what she’d wanted to avoid. She should've known better. She did know better. Yet, for some reason she’d tried to buffalo her friend anyway. “Okay,” she said with a sigh. “I'll tell you. I hired a guy to get rid of him.” The words came in a rush, like she found them distasteful and wanted to get it over with.

“Get rid of him?” Jessi sounded suspicious. “How?”

“You know, just get rid of him.”

“Permanently? As in dead?”


“You hired a hit man?” Jessi was incredulous. “What were you thinking?”

“It was your idea,” Mariana reminded her.

“I was joking.” Jessi said in dismay. “I didn't expect you  to actually do it.”

“You also said I was going to have to do something sooner or later. Well, I did.”

“That’s not exactly what I meant. What happens when you get caught?”

“I don't plan on being caught,” said Mariana dryly.



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Bruce A. Borders

Miscarriage Of Justice


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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

THE SECRETS THEY KEPT by Charmaine Galloway

Title: The Secrets They Kept
Book release date is 2/8/14 and will be available in paperback, Nook and Kindle

This is book 2 of the 2 book series the first book is called Girlfriends Secrets

It is often said that what a person doesn't know can’t hurt them, but in the case of Brittany, Tyra, and Alisha, what they didn't know not only hurt, for one of them, it killed.
From destroyed marriages and surprise identities to lethal love affairs and drug addictions, the secrets kept from, and by, these women set in motion a chain of events that ripped their worlds apart, threatened to destroy their friendships, and made it impossible for any of them to ever trust again.

Charmaine Galloway was born and currently resides in Toledo, Ohio with her two children. Writing has been her passion and a positive emotional outlet since middle school. As a teen, writing in her journal allowed her to escape from the negativity of her world. Around that time she also began writing her debut poetry book. 
Charmaine has a Bachelor of Arts in Family Life Education and an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree. 
Charmaine has been a guest on many Blog Talk Radio shows and a featured author in SORMAG’s Digital, Urban Image BlaqRayn, and Literary Lounge magazines. She is also the administrator of Writers with Style, a Toledo local author group on Facebook.
Titles by Charmaine includes: My World, Through My Eyes, a poetry book. Girlfriends Secrets and Golden are both Amazon Bestselling novels. Heaven’s Cry: a short story. Girl Talk: a poetry book for teen girls. I love Myself As I Am: a children’s book.
Ms. Galloway is passionate about writing reality based stories about imperfect people. “As a new author I think it is very important that my readers get to know me. I'm a writer with Christian values and I hope to inspire people with the stories that I pen. My characters are everyday people going through struggles and obstacles because life is not perfect. Every story does not have a “happily ever after” ending and neither does real life.”
Charmaine hopes to enlighten, inspire and touch the hearts of her readers. She is currently working on new projects, so keep a look out for her upcoming releases. 


Sunday, February 2, 2014





Keeping up with the Joneses isn’t all it’s made out to be. In this intriguing novel full of drama and plot twists, one family tries to hold on to their “perfect” life before their secrets, lies, and scandals are exposed.

On the outside, the Joneses seem like the ideal family: Royce Jones, a funeral home mogul, and his wife, Lexi, are parents to Charity, Hope, and Lovie—and everybody wants to be them. But it’s true that money can’t buy happiness, and the Joneses are harboring secrets that can’t stay hidden forever…It’s only a matter of time before the Joneses’ perfect life goes spinning out of control. 




Avoiding Lexi hadn't been easy, and it seemed that it was all for naught. I heard her coming long before she made it to my office. I looked up toward the door awaiting her entrance.


Lexi stormed in my office enraged. "Royce, you can run, but you can't hide. You caused this problem and you're going to fix it. Now tell me how you plan on doing it, so I can deal with other things."


Lexi plopped down in front of my desk.


"Hello to you, too, my beautiful wife."


"Save the pleasantries for your customers." Lexi held her hand in the air and then looked around. "Snap! There are no customers."


"Calm down. If there were some, you would run them off with that mouth of yours."


"Calm? How can I be calm when according to you, we're going broke?"


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Available in stores everywhere on February 18, 2014.



Shelia M. Goss is a national bestselling author and a screenwriter. The Joneses is her seventeenth book in print. She writes in multiple genres. USA Today says, “Goss has an easy, flowing style with her prose…” She's received many accolades in her career, including being a finalist in the mystery category for the 2013 AA Literary Award Show and a 2012 Emma Award Finalist. Her books have been on several best sellers lists, such as: Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Black Expressions Book Club. Shelia loves to hear from readers so feel free to contact her via her website: or follow her on Facebook at or Twitter:






Lexi Jones, one of the main characters, from THE JONESES loves her handbags so it’s just befitting that the grand prize be a handbag.  Contest ends on February 25, 2014.



One (1) random entrant will receive a small Coach handbag {Retail value: $188.00, 10 3/4″(L) x 7″(H) x 3 1/4″(W)} and Bath & Body Works minatures (Retail value: $19.75)



One (1) random entrant will receive an autographed copy of Montana’s Way.



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