On July 24, 2009 well-known author E. Lynn Harris passed away after a "serious health setback" (Arkansas Times). Mr. Harris was known for many things including his ability to include positive, in-depth homosexual African-American relationships as well as those that were "on the down low" in his books. He penned work that showed successful Black men and women, and will continue to have a huge fan base even after death.
His latest novel Mama Dearest has now been released and Karen Hunter Publishing has put together a tribute tour of Harris' friends and family to remember E. Lynn Harris and promote it. Click here to see the schedule.
I am proud to be a part of introducing Mr. Harris' last novel to each of you.
One of E. Lynn Harris's incomparable heroines, Yancey Harrington Braxton, is working her way back to Broadway and beyond. And this diva supreme always stirs up drama in and out of the spotlight....
New York City, you've been warned: Yancey Harrington Braxton is back. The ambitious singer and actress is fired up to move past her recent professional and personal setbacks -- including an explosive romance with NFL tight end John Basil Henderson -- and prove her talents are stronger than ever. After being out on tour, Yancey realizes what she really wants is to star in her own reality TV series, and she's even found a rich and well-connected lover to make it happen. There are, however, two women fierce enough to derail Yancey's plans with ambitions of their own: Madison B., a hot new bombshell taking the music industry by storm, and Ava Middlebrooks, who happens to be Yancey's own mama dearest.
Ava is out, about, and ready to reclaim her throne. Not even a stint in prison for attempted murder has curbed Ava's competitive nature, and it doesn't faze her in the least that her #1 rival is her own daughter. Ava is willing to do whatever it takes to make Yancey pay, including using Madison B. to turn Yancey's world upside-down by forcing her to confront the past...and making her comeback dreams more exciting and dangerous than she ever imagined.
Taking readers on a wild, passion-filled tour of the entertainment world, E. Lynn Harris's Mama Dearest delivers sensual thrills and electric plot twists -- with one unforgettable woman of radiant star power, sexual magnetism, and unapologetic ambition at the heart of the action.
Please check back this weekend when I post my review of Mama Dearest.