The Journey | “DEFY” Music Video by Teraj

R&B/Pop Artist, Teraj Releases Captivating Visual for Single, “DEFY”

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“DEFY”, from Teraj’s latest album, DEFY. The album consists of blends in pop, R&B, EDM, and Soul sounds. DEFY the album completes a style originally presented in his first EP, DEFY, Pt. 1 (2018). Written by Teraj, the EP showcases his creative range backing the lyrics with strong vocals.

Recently, Teraj premiered the music visual for the single, “DEFY” displaying the physical and mental journey traveled by the artist. Encouraging us to DEFY the norms and nay-sayers, this artist provides a glimpse into what can happen when you believe in yourself resulting in triumphing over the obstacles.

Directed by Teraj
Production Company: 305Music
Director of Photography: Barry Hoy
Assistant Director of Photography: Latryce Stewart
Edited by: Kevin Martelino for Video Husky

The “DEFY” visual is the first of four music videos set to be released by Teraj! Stay tuned for more!

Stream DEFY NOW!

 

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Twitter: @IAmTeraj
Instagram: Teraj08

Entertainment News: GameSoundCon to Offer Hands-On Workshops with Magic Leap, Experts in Spatial Computing

GameSoundCon 2019 To Offer Hands-On Workshops with Magic Leap, Experts in Spatial Computing

Workshops for spatial audio creation and sound design

Seattle, WA  – GameSoundCon, the largest professional conference for video game music and sound design, will offer conference attendees hands-on experiences with Magic Leap, a revolutionary spatial computing platform that lets you see and interact with digital content in the world around you. Their first product, Magic Leap One, is a lightweight, wearable computer that enriches your experience in the real world with digital content, in everything from commerce and entertainment to communications and productivity.

GameSoundCon 2019 with Magic Leap

Brian Schmidt, GameSoundCon Founder, and Executive Director is extremely excited about having Magic Leap on board this year: “Spatial computing presents a huge new opportunity in interactive audio design, even for the most experienced game sound designer or composer. I’m thrilled that Magic Leap will be doing hands-on workshops in creating audio for spatial computing at GameSoundCon.”

During the three new workshops, sound designers and audio creators can jump into the Magic Leap platform and build their first app for Magic Leap One. They will be able to dive into spatial audio and integrate the spatial audio toolset Magic Soundfield Audio in their project. The presenters will demonstrate the amazing ways to tie sound design and music with the key platform features including gestures, head pose, and more and layout key considerations and techniques to design and mix sound for spatial computing. Magic Leap’s expert audio designers will be using the Lumin SDK, Unity Game Engine as well as its native audio engine and work one on one with the workshop participants.
Additionally, Magic Leap presents two cutting-edge talks at GameSoundCon:

Aquasonics of the Unknown Order
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Designing an Immersive Underwater Experience for Spatial Computing. More details and information at https://gamesoundcon19.pathable.com/meetings/1089768

Spatial Computing Audio
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 12 pm – 1 pm
Techniques, best practices, and challenges involved in authoring compelling audio content for spatial computing. We will be covering two unique, yet interdependent perspectives: that of a technical and a creative audio designer. This talk will discuss the entire development process from initial design spec all the way to the final mix, covering design and implementation of sound effects, music, and UX audio. For more information, please go to https://gamesoundcon19.pathable.com/meetings/1089772

GameSoundCon’s registration is open now. Pre-Registration pricing of $535 is available through October 28, 2019 (regular ticket price: $725). To register, please go to www.gamesoundcon.com/registration.

About GameSoundCon
Over the past 11 years, GameSoundCon has grown into the largest professional conference dedicated to game music and sound design and audio for virtual reality. It is the leading resource for sound designers and composers from Film, TV, music or other traditional media who are looking to widen their skills when it comes to composing music for games, and for experienced game audio professionals who want to learn more about Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and stay on the cutting edge.

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Entertainment News | Music Release from New Music Musical STAND!

Singer, Actress, and Songwriter Lisa Bell Releases “STAND” From Director Robert Adetuyi’s New Movie Musical “STAND!”

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(Toronto, ON) – Actress & Songstress Lisa Bell debuts “STAND” – the theme song & music video from Director Robert Adetuyi (Stomp the Yard, Bring It On) and Juno and Kobzar-Award-winning writers Danny Schur and Rick Chafe’s new movie musical STAND!.

“STAND” is Available Now on CD Baby!

STAND! transports us to Winnipeg,1919 in the grips of violent anti-immigrant riots and a general strike that altered the course of history. STAND! follows Ukrainian immigrant Stefan, smitten with his Jewish suffragette neighbor, Rebecca, but family and anti-immigrant veterans oppose the would-be Romeo and Juliet. When a movement develops to better the lives of immigrants, Stefan, Rebecca and a city of immigrants take on the halls of power in an inspirational, but high stakes, final stand.

STAND! Movie Musical

STAND! uses history as a metaphor for a current world of nativism and discrimination. It leaves us with a renewed understanding of what it means to be a citizen in a diverse democracy, with an inspiring message (delivered in song): “Hearts can change….and the change starts in mine.”

STAND! stars Marshall Williams (Glee, How to Build a Better Boy – Disney), Laura Slade Wiggins (Shameless, Nancy Drew & the Hidden Staircase), Gregg Henry (“Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Scandal”) and outstanding newcomer, Lisa Bell.

Watch Music Video for “STAND”

About Lisa Bell
Canada’s Lisa Bell is a Winnipeg singer, actress, and songwriter and already winning accolades as the “next Jennifer Hudson.” Lisa first came to prominence when she placed in the Top Twenty of Canadian Idol. She parlayed that exposure into a series of high stature opening slots with reggae stars Luciano and Sean Paul. Lisa’s incredible stage presence won her repeated starring roles at Canada’s largest musical theatre company, Rainbow Stage, along with roles on some of Canada’s most prestigious musical theatre stages like Toronto’s Mirvish Productions (Hairspray) and Canstage (Crowns). Lisa’s film and TV acting career took off with the TV series Falcon Beach. In Robert Adetuyi’s upcoming movie musical STAND! (her first feature film starring role), Lisa plays Emma Jones, the refugee from racial strife in Oklahoma c.1919. Lisa’s powerful rendition of the movie’s title track song was all director Robert Adetuyi (Stomp the Yard) needed to be convinced Lisa’s fit for the role.

The track is already in radio rotation on LA radio stations and the film is nominated for Best Score (composer Danny Schur) at the Burbank International Film Festival. Stand! will be making its Toronto debut at the Royal Theater on September 9-11.

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Submit Your Story for a Chance to Win!

Author, The Blakk Dahlia, is giving YOU a chance to have your Romance Revenge story published AND received a FREE copy of her book, Wrong Vengeance (The Toxic Heart), from the Heartbreak Diaries Book Series

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Share Your Story! Submit your Romance Revenge story for a chance to be published on my blog and win a free copy of the book, Wrong Vengeance (The Toxic Heart).

What is a Romance Revenge Story? Have you ever ended up brokenhearted and sought revenge? Share it! All stories must be a minimum of 250 words

How to Enter:

1.       Sign up for the email list HERE

2.       Be on the lookout for the designated email (will be sent to subscribers only**), to submit your Romance Revenge Story
[Subject: Summer Revenge Giveaway – Story Call].

The best story will be published on The Blakk Dahlia’s site and the winner will receive a FREE copy of the book Wrong Vengeance (The Toxic Heart).

**if you’re already subscribed to the email list, be on the lookout for the email calling for Romance Revenge stories to enter the giveaway!**

Deadline for entries: Sept 4, 2019
Winner will be announced on Sept 12, 2019

Sign Up HERE!

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About Wrong Vengeance.
Pain…A hard thing to let go. Brandy Sullivan appears to be a woman who has it all together, however, readers will quickly learn that she’s living in a world in which she despises. Dealing with abuse in many forms within her own home, she escapes yet she carries the weight of the post-trauma as she tries to move on with her life. While the world continues to turn, Brandy is stuck wondering if love will give her more than what she received. Will she allow past hurt eliminate future happiness? A constant replay of a bad experience can kill a good thing. It’s even worse when you’re becoming the Heartbreak.

Wrong Vengeance displays how a good/warm heart can turn cold. The Blakk Dahlia took a personal experience and created a tale of romance, chaos, pain, and self-discovery.

Read a Sample Chapter HERE!

Learn more about The Blakk Dahlia and the Heartbreak Diaries book series by visiting www.TheBlakkDahlia.com.

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A Message | “Love Yourself” by Tanisha Avent

R&B recording singer-songwriter, TANISHA AVENT Releases R&B-Dance anthem, “Love Yourself”

Love Yourself by Tanisha Avent - BRASH! Magazine Blog“Love Yourself” was produced by multi-Grammy award-winning producer, Rockwilder along with Malcolm Pope and written by Tanisha Avent, Shanelle Irving (five-time Grammy-nominated songwriter), Jonathan Jennings (Oscar-nominated actor/composer) and Lawrence White.

E Music Entertainment also released a comprehensive, “Love Yourself” Radio Remix package produced by seasoned and newcomer remixers, Available NOW on all streaming and digital platforms.

Stream “Love Yourself” Now on Spotify!

Love Yourself was written with the message of love…it was written to inspire people to love themselves no matter what obstacles life might throw at them. In the process of writing this song, it has also taught me the true meaning of self-love, so I encourage all my beautiful ladies and fellas to simply love yourself. – Tanisha Avent

R&B Recording Artist, Tanisha Avent

Tanisha is currently on the “Love Yourself” promotional tour, which included singing the National Anthem at the NY Mets game on Wednesday, August 7th.

Tanisha Avent is quickly becoming a buzzworthy artist as she makes her way through the music industry. “Tanisha is one of the hottest new artists to make it into the very busy music biz…”Love Yourself” is a great song that will bring power to the people. Remember I said that,” says Klassic, CEO of Fleet Dj’s. Tanisha is currently adding additional touches to her upcoming EP, to be released later this fall. In the coming days, Tanisha Avent will be taking over the streets of New York City and will be performing at the following locations in support of the “Love Yourself” NYC Residency.

Remaining Dates for NYC Residency
* Tuesday August 13th – Atlantic City, NJ 
* Saturday August 24th Asbury Park, NJ

This past June for World Pride Month, Tanisha shot a PRIDE version of the music video “Love Yourself” along the parade’s route. (Watch Video Below)

About Tanisha Avent
Brooklyn born, R&B singer and songwriter, Tanisha Avent has been passionate about music and the arts ever since she can remember. Her inspiration and creativity sparked while listening to Whitney Houston every morning with her great grandmother. Tanisha was shy, but her family encouraged her gift, and motivated her to make others happy by singing.

R&B Recording Artist, Tanisha AventTanisha began songwriting at the age of 16 years old. She has the uncanny ability to capture true feelings and life experiences. “I feel like I have to inspire people,” mentions Avent. “My brand represents authenticity and reality. With music being my only passion, I could not imagine life without it,” she adds. “What you see of her is just the beginning,” Debbie of E Music Entertainment states. “There is a real story here. The passion and fire shown through her songs are from her own life experiences, as well as her friends and family. Tanisha’s goal is to uplift her fans through her songs.”

Currently, Tanisha is recording, while spending time performing, interviewing at radio stations, shooting music videos and developing her social media. She is extremely excited to share her dynamic collection of original and remixed songs. Available now on Youtube, Soundcloud and Spotify.

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Twitter: @TanishaAventMus
IG: TanishaAventMusic
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The Devastation is HERE! | Book Release from The Blakk Dahlia

Author, The Blakk Dahlia, Creates Fireworks for the Fourth of July with the Release of “Devastation or Destiny???” from the Heartbreak Diaries Series

Take a seat, get a glass of wine, put on your favorite background music, and prepare to be DEVASTATED

Available Now

Go down the aisle with Tanya and Kenneth to find out if the destruction will be worth it. Living the life you were destined to live can come at a cost but are you willing to pay?

“Devastation or Destiny???” (The Settled Heart) is a romantic love story gone wrong. The novella goes into detail about the choices made to live a desired life, versus what life gives throughout the journey. When the romance and lifestyle don’t align, what should one choose? Love or the destiny that is craved? And when a choice isn’t made, does the universe step in and decide?

Tanya is the adventurous type, not wanting to settle down as a traditional wife. However, the love of her life, Kenneth, wants just that. Settling for love, she finds herself yearning for the life she’d always wanted to live. When the devastation steps in, Tanya is thrown into dismay wondering why she gave up so much for love. But will destiny take over and show her the way? Or will she settle for settling just to be in love?

Devastation or Destiny??? Book by The Blakk Dahlia“Devastation or Destiny???” is the third “entry” from the Heartbreak Diaries Book Series. Author, The Blakk Dahlia developed the collection of romantic/suspenseful novellas outlining her own personal history with love/lust and the lessons learned along the way. The NYC author created fictional tales through the perspective of various “hearts” designed to give readers a new style of storytelling. Previous releases, “Rushing to Distraction”, and “Wrong Vengeance”, The Blakk Dahlia tapped into the Foolish and Toxic Hearts, respectively. “I just wanted to open up a different type of dialog between men and women about how we enter relationships. It’s something different, vulnerable, and was very therapeutic [during the writing process]…”, reveals The Blakk Dahlia in an interview with The Author’s Corner.

Releasing the book on Independence shows the depth of the true meaning of freeing yourself and allowing what is meant for you to find you. – The Blakk Dahlia

 

“Devastation or Destiny???” (The Settled Heart) is Available Now on multiple digital book retailers. The paperback version is available exclusively on Amazon.

For more details on the new release and the Heartbreak Diaries Book Series, visit www.TheBlakkDahlia.com.

Author, The Blakk Dahlia

Photo Credit: Joe Miles (NYC)

About The Blakk Dahlia
The Blakk Dahlia (E. Alexcina Brown), is an Author/Model/Actress/Editor-In-Chief. The Macon, GA native has released various ventures within the entertainment and fashion industries in front of the camera as an internationally published model as well as behind the scenes. Now residing in New York City, Brown wears many hats showing that being a creator can open many doors while inspiring others to take risks in pursuing their dreams. As a writer, she has contributed articles, blogs, stories, etc. for various industries. Striking out on her own, she’s showing her strength beyond entertainment focusing on lifestyle and stories to entertain while healing. The Blakk Dahlia released her first book series, the Heartbreak Diaries, delving into the inner thoughts and routes of heartache. She takes you through the process through her stories, documenting the journey of taking risks in life and self-discovery.

www.TheBlakkDahlia.com
Facebook.com/TheBlakkDahlia
Twitter: @TweetAlexcina
IG: BlakkDahliaWrites

Hot Drops! | “Drop Dead” Music Video by Josh Dean

Josh Dean Debuts New Music Video For “Drop Dead”

Drop Dead by Josh DeanNew York, NY – Rising singer, songwriter and visual artist, Josh Dean debuts his new music video for his single, “Drop Dead”. The dreamy, yet futuristic visual oozes fashion, sex appeal, color and unconventional choreography. The video is directed by acclaimed director, Child (Lucky Daye, BJ The Chicago Kid, Ari Lennox) and serves as the first visual introduction to the amazing young talent.

“Drop Dead” is a soul, pop and funk-infused track taken from his debut EP, Dear BlackSheepe, which was released in March 2019 and was praised by Billboard for it’s innovation and breakthrough sound! The project draws its name from his experiences feeling like an outcast while growing up in Alabama, Florida and Atlanta. It was during this time that Josh developed a love for music, first singing with his grandmother in her church choir.

Watch Music Video for “Drop Dead”

Stream Dear Blacksheepe EP Now!

Dear Blacksheepe EP by Josh Dean

While, Dean has recently earned writing credits on Janelle Monáe’s GRAMMY-nominated LP, Dirty Computer as well as sung background on the #1 GRAMMY-nominated hit single, “Classic Man” by Jidenna, he actually received his first big break in the music industry as a graphic designer! Yes, Josh started his career as an intern for Bryan-Michael Cox before eventually becoming Art Director for Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Records, where Janelle accidentally discovered his raw musical talent after Josh left his vocals on a Jidenna demo when learning how to engineer his voice.

Singer, songwriter, visual artist, Josh Dean

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Book Buzz: “Devastation or Destiny???” by The Blakk Dahlia

Wedding Bells Are Coming…And So Is the Devastation! New Book Snippet from Author, The Blakk Dahlia

Heartbreak Diaries Book Series Author, The Blakk Dahlia, Reveals Sneak Peek of Upcoming Release, “Devastation or Destiny???”

(New York, NY) – New fiction book series, the Heartbreak Diaries, is celebrating Independence Day in more ways than one. Written by The Blakk Dahlia, “Devastation or Destiny???” (The Settled Heart) entails a story of The Settled Heart; hitting book retailers on July 4, 2019. Save the Dates have been sent, now readers are anxiously waiting for the “Big Day”! Celebrating the upcoming “nuptials” of the characters, Tanya and Kenneth, The Blakk Dahlia gifts book lovers with a snippet of the upcoming release from the first chapter entitled, ‘An Unbothered Bride-To-Be’.

Pre-Orders are Available Now on Amazon Kindle!

Devastation or Destiny??? Book by The Blakk DahliaThe first chapter is an introduction to the main character Tanya’s mood as she goes through last-minute preparations for her wedding day. Not the usual, Bridezilla, she’s going through the motions of pondering thoughts of how the relationship altered her dreams, and how marriage will change her life.

The third “entry” from the Heartbreak Diaries, “Devastation or Destiny???”, sets the scene of a perfect love, leading up to what is supposed to be the perfect wedding day. Tanya’s love for her man, Kenneth is unmeasurable. However, a great love comes with a cost. For Tanya, it’s the life of adventure she dreamt of. Kenneth, on the other hand, stands firm in his traditional beliefs in a rural town; close to his loved ones. She tries to suppress the wandering thoughts of what could have been if she gave up the love of her life for the life she loves. With devastation on the horizon, readers will find out if love will truly conquer all.


Book Snippet from Chapter I: An Unbothered Bride-To-Be.

“Tanya! Hurry up, we’re running late!” Shauna yelled to her best friend.

“I’m coming!” She sighed with aggravation.

Tanya’s concern wasn’t being on time. Instead, she concentrated on her hair in the bathroom mirror.

Shauna suddenly appeared in the doorway with her hand rested on a perched hip. “Tanya! Are you serious!?!? Why are you styling your hair now? We’ll have time to come back and get pretty before the rehearsal.”

“I know. But I wanna be pretty now.” She responded, unbothered by her friend’s urgency. “I’ll be done in a minute.”

“With the way I’m rushing and you slowing around, you’d think I’d be the one getting married. Now COME ON GIRL! Ms. Lucy opened the shop today just for us. We can’t hold her up.”

Shauna moved closer, to hurry the process.

“I said…I’m coming.” Tanya moved away. “Chill. We’ll have enough time to get there. We’re only twenty minutes away Shauna.”

“I’ll be in the car when you’re done!” Shauna stormed away.

Tanya stayed in the mirror, relieved to be left alone. She wanted a peaceful morning before the wedding rehearsal. Determined to move on HER time, not anyone else’s.

Living in the “Heart of Dixie” was only supposed to be a pit stop. Tanya relocated from Miami, to help restructure the finance department for the company’s subsidiary. The move was a big adjustment from having a condo by the beach and a lively nightlife. However, living in the city where she attended college, along with moving closer to her close friends, Shauna and Keena, made it a little easier. An added bonus was meeting Kenneth. After that, her plans of moving out of the country fell away as she fell deeper in love.

Their romance developed on a whim. Tanya hired his company for landscaping for her new townhome. The home, which was initially an investment property while working in Birmingham. Kenneth became captivated by her beauty and drive for success. Over time, he would come back to check up on the yard, free of charge of course. Their friendship quickly turned into love. Two years later he proposed, and six months after that, the wedding day was a little over 24 hours away.


About “Devastation or Destiny???” (The Settled Heart)
Choose the love of your life, OR the life you love?
Tanya found her happy ending, but it wasn’t the one she wrote. A lover of adventure and exploration found the heart of a hard-working traditional man. Kenneth is unwilling to take on her dreams, however, he gives the greatest love with no reservations. As their wedding day approaches, she finds herself thinking of what could have been. Did I give up on what I REALLY wanted too soon?

Fearing that she’ll miss out on a chance of true love, Tanya gives in. But, the deep yearnings never end. The universe hears the inner cries of the life she wanted, as she prepares to take on a new life with Kenneth. Life eventually gives her want she truly wants but with a cost…Devastation!

Thrown into dismay, Tanya finds herself starting over. Will the devastation be worth it? Or should she have been grateful for the “once in a lifetime love”?

The Heartbreak Diaries Book Series is a gripping new collection of must-reads that will ask many questions that go unspoken in dating/relationship conversations. Previous releases, “Rushing to Distraction” and “Wrong Vengeance” taps into the foolish and toxic hearts, respectively. What’s unique about this series is that it dives into these heart types from a real and vulnerable place. Each book has a “dear diary” moment from an integral character, displaying their true intentions within the story. For more information on the “Devastation or Destiny???” and the Heartbreak Diaries book series, visit www.TheBlakkDahlia.com.

Visit www.TheBlakkDahlia.com to Pre-Order “Devastation or Destiny???” on Amazon Kindle.

 

E. Alexcina Brown, The Blakk Dahlia

Photo Credit: Joe Miles (NYC)

About The Blakk Dahlia
The Blakk Dahlia (E. Alexcina Brown), is an Author/Model/Actress/Editor-In-Chief. The Macon, GA native has released various ventures within the entertainment and fashion industries in front of the camera as an internationally published model as well as behind the scenes. Now residing in New York City, Brown wears many hats showing that being a creator can open many doors while inspiring others to take risks in pursuing their dreams. As a writer, she has contributed articles, blogs, stories, etc. for various industries. Striking out on her own, she’s showing her strength beyond entertainment focusing on lifestyle and stories to entertain while healing. The Blakk Dahlia released her first book series, the Heartbreak Diaries, delving into the inner thoughts and routes of heartache. She takes you through the process through her stories, documenting the journey of taking risks in life and self-discovery.

For interviews, features, and speaking engagements, email TheBlakkDahlia@gmail.com.

www.TheBlakkDahlia.com
Facebook.com/TheBlakkDahlia
Twitter: @TweetAlexcina
IG: BlakkDahliaWrites

Book News: “Devastation or Destiny???” Release Date by The Blakk Dahlia

Save the Date: July 4, 2019 | You Are Cordially Invited to the Heartbreak!

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Heartbreak Diaries Author, The Blakk Dahlia, Announces Release Date for New Book, Devastation or Destiny???, Coming Independence Day

New York, NY – The fiction book series, Heartbreak Diaries is challenging readers to dissect the types of hearts individuals tend to like or fall in love with. The third “diary entry” is a romantic and adventurous novella entitled “Devastation or Destiny???” (The Settled Heart). Author, The Blakk Dahlia will release new installment on July 4, 2019. Along with annual fireworks, Devastation or Destiny??? sparks its own flame of love with a big question, “Am I making the right choice?”

The upcoming book sets the scene of a perfect love, leading up to what is supposed to be the perfect wedding day. Tanya’s love for her man, Kenneth is unmeasurable. However, a great love can come at a cost. For Tanya, it’s the life of adventure she dreamt of. Kenneth, on the other hand, stands firm in his traditional beliefs in a rural town; close to his loved ones. She tries to suppress the wandering thoughts of what could have been if she gave up the love of her life for the life she loves.

Devastation or Destiny??? Book by The Blakk DahliaChoosing love, the universe conspires to eventually give Tanya what she desires, but it comes with DEVASTATION. Readers will soon find out if Tanya and Kenneth will survive the crushing blow. This book speaks to the old message: The best thing can be getting what you want. The worst thing, can be getting what you want. Will Tanya learn the hard way that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side?

“This book describes a fear I’ve had for years. ‘What if my lifestyle and love life doesn’t agree? Which do I choose?’ In this story, I answer my own fears by facing them and showing others who have had the same thoughts, that life ALWAYS works out to your benefit.” The Blakk Dahlia says of the novella.

The Heartbreak Diaries book series is a gripping new collection of must reads that will ask many questions that goes unspoken in dating/relationship conversations. Previous releases, “Rushing to Distraction” and “Wrong Vengeance” taps into the foolish and toxic hearts, respectively. What’s unique about this series is that it dives into these heart types from a real and vulnerable place. Each book has a “dear diary” moment from an integral character, displaying their true intentions within the story. For more information on the Devastation or Destiny??? and the Heartbreak Diaries book series, visit www.TheBlakkDahlia.com.

Author, The Blakk Dahlia (E. Alexcina Brown)

Photo Credit: F. A. Harper

About The Blakk Dahlia
The Blakk Dahlia (E. Alexcina Brown), is an Author/Model/Actress/Editor-In-Chief. The Macon, GA native has released various ventures within the entertainment and fashion industries in front of the camera as an internationally published model as well as behind the scenes. Now residing in New York City, Brown wears many hats showing that being a creator can open many doors while inspiring others to take risks in pursuing their dreams. As a writer, she has contributed articles, blogs, stories, etc. for various industries. Striking out on her own, she’s showing her strength beyond entertainment focusing on lifestyle and stories to entertain while healing. The Blakk Dahlia released her first book series, the Heartbreak Diaries, delving into the inner thoughts and routes of heartache. She takes you through the process through her stories, documenting the journey of taking risks in life and self-discovery.

For interviews, features, and speaking engagements, email TheBlakkDahlia@gmail.com.

www.TheBlakkDahlia.com
Facebook.com/TheBlakkDahlia
Twitter: @TweetAlexcina
IG: BlakkDahliaWrites

Book News: BORN 2 BE by Benita Bellamy Kelley

Marketing Executive Benita Bellamy Kelley Authors BORN 2 BE, A Life Inspiring 31-Day Devotional That Includes Her Personal Quotes And Stories of Overcoming

The Bellamy Group’s Founder and CEO Benita Bellamy Kelley Adds Author and Radio Personality To Her Thriving Brand

Born 2 Be book by Benita Bellamy Kelley - BRASH! Magazine BlogNashville, TN – The music and entertainment industry has a hidden force that contributes to its success, evolution, and longevity. Singers, bands, actors and various talents rely on managers, publicists, marketers, promoters, and agents behind the scenes to power the engine to their success. Benita Bellamy Kelley has been one of those driving forces behind new and award-winning artists in Gospel, Christian and Jazz Music. The Tennessee native has offered her genius to dozens of top artists, ministries, and entertainers over her 20-year career span in promoting music, faith-based entertainment, literary and performing arts.

Benita is founder and CEO of The Bellamy Group marketing agency which is noted as one of the top agencies in Gospel music. She now adds author and radio personality to her thriving career and diverse brand. Benita has authored and released her first book BORN 2 BE.

BORN 2 BE is an inspiring 31-day devotional and enlightening guide to motivate you to tap into your full potential. Benita’s powerful book includes many of her own good and bad life experiences while growing up in the mountains of East Tennessee, as a single mother for 20 years, and as an entrepreneur. Each chapter has original or notable personalities’ quotes that Benita encourages readers to share on social media.

“This book is a daily devotional that is a quick and easy read, but the short chapters are very powerful,” Benita explains. “I started writing this several years ago but I had such a busy schedule serving my clients and being a single mom that I never had the time to finish it. I got married in 2017 and received so much encouragement from my husband. We prayed over it often and I began to dedicate blocks of time each week until I finished.”

BORN 2 BE is self-published by Benita and The Bellamy Group and is written to encourage men and women to #BeRESILIENT and to Endure, Rise and WIN! (2 Corinthians 4:16-18). The full-color book also features photos by Barry Bellamy (Benita’s brother), who captured beautiful picturesque scenes from home in the mountains of Tennessee to travels throughout Jamaica and the Carribean Islands.

Benita Bellamy Kelley

Benita Bellamy Kelley

“I wrote BORN 2 BE because we are all born with greatness in us but we have to stay focused, get up when we fall, and let no one distract us or deter us from our dreams, goals, and destiny,” says Benita. “Life can kick you pretty hard and can seem to be unbearable at times. But, I’m proof that even when your world crumbles around you, and you lose everything, trusting God and being obedient to His word will carry you through every storm or battle you experience.”

In addition, Benita has also developed a companion Spotify music playlist that she hopes readers will follow and listen to as they read the book. The official “Born 2 Be Spotify Playlist” has 31 powerful songs of inspiration and worship by Christian and Urban Inspirational artists including Jasmine Murray, Zach Williams, Johnny Diaz, Earl Bynum and The Mount Unity Choir, Sidewalk Prophets, Kirk Franklin, Commissioned, The Wardlaw Brothers, Joint Heirs, Plumb, Casting Crowns and more.

Being the ingenious creative that she is, Benita continues to expand her brand and consumer reach. Benita has developed an entertainment news radio segment called “The Music Industry Minute”. Her informative short segment offers the latest news and events in Christian Music and Entertainment, and a music business tip for artists. “The Music Industry Minute” is growing in popularity and is heard in syndication on outlets: “Soulful Sessions Radio with Robert E. Person”, “On Stage With Earl Bynum” both on Rejoice Musical Soulfood in over 50 markets, 2019 Stellar Award Winning Internet Station Ugospel.com Radio, Sensational Sounds Radio, MySureFM, VSC Radio Show, WOGS 103.9 FM, Jubilee 690 (St. Louis), Hip Hop Praise w/ DJ Ronnie Ron on 247PraiseRadio.com and DAF Radio.

On May 25-26 Benita will be co-hosting the Memorial Day Gospel Fest and Bowling Party in Oklahoma City, OK. Benita and The Bellamy Group are also nominated for a 2019 IRAA Award for Promoter/ Marketer of the Year. The IRAA Awards will be held May 31-June 1 in Baton Rouge, LA.

You can read more about Benita, read samples and purchase the BORN 2 BE book by visiting www.YouAreBorn2Be.com. Benita will soon release a schedule of book signing dates and is also accepting engagements as a speaker, music industry or ministry conference lecturer and event host.

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