E. Lynn was a ten-time New York Times bestselling author. His work included the memoir What Becomes of the Brokenhearted and the novels, A Love of My Own, Just as I Am, Any Way the Wind Blows (all three of which were named Novel of the Year by the Blackboard African American Bestsellers), I Say a Little Prayer, If This World Were Mine (which won the James Baldwin Award for Literary Excellence), the classic Invisible Life, Just Too Good to Be True, and Basketball Jones (www.elynnharris.com).
I was definitely a true fan of Mr. Harris. When I lived in Atlanta and the first book I read in the first book club I joined was Invisible Life. I was hooked after reading that book. I had to know more….
So in true fashion, E. Lynn has penned another great book, Mama Dearest, that includes one of our favorite characters: Yancy Harrington Braxton.
Mama Dearest book summary from his website (www.elynnharris.com) states, 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.
E. Lynn Harris Week begins Monday, September 21, with the finale on Friday, September 25th. Please come out and support E. Lynn’s release – Mama Dearest. We’re working to get him to #1 on New York Times. You can visit his website to get authors, venues, and times. The book is scheduled to be released September 22. And please help us spread the word!
You can also pre-order your book! Visit E. Lynn website, http://www.elynnharris.com, for the dates and times the tribute tour will be in your city or near your hometown.
For my Memphis readers, the date and location is not on the wesite, but we are working on a tribute for him here in Memphis as well. Stay tuned!