Historical womens fiction

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    The Past is Present

    I’ve created new visuals, some in graphic novel form to promote my upcoming ebook featuring 3 witches and their love interests.

    The final promo is from my ebook “The Queen of Comedy” which is also set for release. The promo features 1960s comedian David Latimore and his wife, singer Contessa Earle.


    Gargoyle Karnage Xian as a Wuxia Hero:

    Karnage and Pagan guarding the Niujie Mosque in Beijing, China during the Qing Dynasty. Ancient armor costume from http://m.china-cart.com



    Warlock Ronin and the Witch Ondine, New Orleans circa 1850



    Elder Witch Lilith and the Russian Vampire Yuri outside the Cotton Club, 1932



    Classic 1950s – Comedian David Latimore and singer Contessa Earle



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    Big Love

    He’s a comedian. She’s an up and coming singer in the 1950s during segregation:


    The chanteuse Contessa Earle, and her husband comedian David Latimore, from the decades spanning novel The Queen of Comedy



    Big Love for Rhea Chappelle comes in the form of big man on campus Yohan Sukari, in the new adult ebook One on One



    Pictured: Rhea Chappelle going for a jump shot in the ebook One on One.



    One on one female athletes depicted



    Nyesha and Takeshi, from the erotic Interracial ebook SENSEI
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    Well, February has come and gone. My apologies, but I really wasn’t in a Valentine’s Day mood since my mom’s death, but I’m slowly getting better.

    So, here are a few of my fictional lovers who rock:

    Pagan and Karnage promo. She seems to be smitten with him in this promo, happy that he’s “mine.” And his expression seems to be “back off, because yeah, she’s mine.”



    Paranormal Power couple: Karnage and Pagan are quite adventurous in the bedroom. That’s all I’ll say for now.


    I did a few more with this couple. They are featured in an upcoming ebook. I think I’ll use this image for a new page on this site.


    Young Love – Tanner Joseph and Nathalie Childress, teen lovers from The Saint of BOYStown.


    I’m going to use this promo for my upcoming novel The Queen of Comedy:



    And since TQOC takes place over several decades, including the 1960s, this JET magazine cover is sadly ironic:

    Blast from the Past:Bill Cosby 1967


    I want to end this post on an upbeat. So I’m posting this actual photo of an African American flapper from 1920s, by African American photographer James Van Der Zee:


    African American 1920s beauty


    See more of his wonderful photos of the past here:

    Photos by James Ven Der Zee
    The works of James Van Der Zee


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    Funny Lady

    There was a time when black comedians were the hottest ticket in town. A comedic renaissance bloomed in the 60s, where a variety of different funny men and women tickled the fancy of American audiences. Let’s see, there was George Kirby (Kirby was also a master vocal impersonator), Nipsey Russell, Flip Wilson, Redd Foxx, Moms Mabley, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Pigmeat Markham, Dick Gregory, Paul Mooney (also wrote for several other comics, like Richard Pryor), Scoey Mitchell, among others.

    Female comics I recall watching on The Ed Sullivan Show included Totie Fields, Joan Rivers, Moms Mabley, Anne Meara, of Stiller and Meara (Ben Stiller’s mom), Phyllis Diller, and Carole Burnett.  And of course CBS had the number one female comedian, Lucille Ball (who had other sit-coms after I Love Lucy, which co-starred her then real life husband Desi Arnaz).

    I must also mention Jackie Gleason, Frank Gorshin (a wonderful impressionist) and especially the late, great George Carlin, talented funny men who were also popular back in the day.

    The Queen of Comedy is the tale of a fictional black comedian, from her youth in the 1920’s, until she’s older and recalls the highs and lows of her career. One such highlight is her time at The Moulin Rouge, a real establishment that broke barriers. I’ve included links on The Moulin Rouge that are below the GIF:

    It’s Her Time – The Queen of Comedy will be released shortly

    The Vegas Hotspot That Broke All the Rules

    America’s first interracial casino helped end segregation on the Strip and proved that the only color that mattered was green

    Smithsonian Magazine | Subscribe

     . . . Then came the Moulin Rouge, in 1955, a neon cathedral dedicated to the proposition that the only color that mattered in Vegas was green.

    Link: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-vegas-hotspot-that-broke-all-the-rules-165807434/

    Moulin Rouge showgirls_June 1955


    A copy of this mag can be purchased here: https://www.oldlifemagazines.com/june-20-1955-life-magazine.html


    Chorus girl from the Moulin Rouge in 1955
    Dancers from the Moulin Rouge during rehearsals in 1955


    Opening of the Moulin Rouge Interracial Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada June 1955 by vieilles_annonces

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    Once, We Were Colored

    This is one woman’s story.

    I really need to release my historicals (that also feature romance), so that’s what I’m fiddin’ to do 🙂

    I enjoy writing love stories. But I also enjoy crafting historical fiction and Scifi featuring leads of color.

    A historical romance that’s already been released on Amazon.com is JUKEBOX:

    JUKEBOX Volume One
    JUKEBOX Volume One – Midwest teens become America’s first interracial singing duo.



    Pictured: Stand up comedian/ film actress Honi Hawkins and her nephew, David Latimore, 1960s sit-com star and stand up comic.



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    The Queen of Comedy takes center stage
    The Queen of Comedy takes center stage. Also pictured: David Latimore.



    As a child star David Latimore had a winsome, bucktoothed grin and expressive, molasses brown eyes. His film debut was in a musical feature when he was seven, around 1941, just after World War II broke out. The tiny angel costume he wore looked more like a white nightgown with a bent coat hanger stuck up his back with feathers glued to it. The white sparkles they’d given him to toss around always made his nose itch. “Saints and Sinners” was a Vanguard studio rip-off of “Cabin in the Sky” and MGM’s “Green Pastures.” But “Saints and Sinners” proved to be such a money maker that a couple of songs from the film score had been top forty hits.

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    It’s not just Black History, it’s American History

    Since I was already researching the past (The Queen of ComedyJUKEBOX Volume 1 and JUKEBOX Volume 2) I decided to write a book on African Americans during World War II.  Specifically, The African American WAC during wartime.


    African American WAC during WW II
    African American WAC Nina Womack during WW II



    A look at the Army life of an African American WAC during WW II
    A look at the Army life of an African American WAC during WWII


    PFC Womack in 1944
    PFC Nina Womack in 1944


    I’ve also written two books featuring a multi-cultural group of women in today’s military.

    Sisters of Mercy ebook cover
    Sisters of Mercy ebook cover


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    The Rise of Black Cool and Black Glamour

    The beautiful woman with the hourglass figure gracing the cover of  author Nichelle Gainer’s book “Vintage Black Glamour” is actress/singer Eartha Kitt.

    Beautiful and talented, the late great Eartha Kitt



    So don’t let anyone tell you that black people didn’t have a middle class or wealth during segregation and during the swinging 60s, because there are a number of photos and writings that prove otherwise. From Madame C J Walker, to sports heroes, educators, inventors, businessmen and businesswomen and entertainers, African Americans resided in a variety of socio-economic lifestyles.

    We were, and still are, not a monolithic group. Whether through education or ambition, undeniable talent or heart stopping beauty, blacks back in the day became successful in spite of obstacles like inequality.


    The book Vintage Black Glamour can be purchased on Amazon


    Brief bio on Eartha Kitt from The Guardian.com:

    ” ‘Once called the “most exciting woman in the world” by Orson Welles, Kitt became a singer and dancer whose suggestive and sensuous performances captured the public imagination in the 1950s. Her former lover Charles Revson, the billionaire founder of Revlon cosmetics, even created a lipstick for her, calling it Fire and Ice. In the 1960s she made the role of Catwoman her own when she became the first black woman to achieve mainstream TV success in America with Batman, even breaking racial taboos by flirting on screen with Adam West in the lead role.’ ”  – Adam Luck

    Read more about Eartha Kitt here



    Additional examples of black cool and glamour:


    Popular band leader and singer Billy Eckstine
    Popular band leader and singer Billy Eckstine. Women swooned mightily over this man.



    Singer Della Reese


    Before Sidney, before Denzel, there was fine as hell James Edwards
    Before Sidney, before Denzel, there was fine as hell trailblazing actor James Edwards



    Boyishly handsome Sam Cooke
    Boyishly handsome Sam Cooke not only sang, but also wrote his biggest hit “A Change is Gonna Come.” Other songs by Cooke include “You Send Me” “Only Sixteen” and “Bring it on Home to Me” (Lou Rawls also sang on this hit).



    Lola Falana and Sammy Davis Jr
    Lola Falana and Sammy Davis Jr



    Can you name these famous black celebrities?




    Highlight the blanks for the answers: 1. Nat King Cole  2. The Nicholas Brothers   3. Josephine Baker

    4. Sammy Davis Jr   5. Dorothy Dandridge  6. Lena Horne

    7. Sidney Poitier


    Here’s my fictional glamorous heroine from the soon to be released The Queen of Comedy:

    Click the photo to read an excerpt from The Queen of Comedy


    Dinah Washington
    Dinah Washington was known as the Queen of Jazz and also the Queen of Jukeboxes



    Nina Simone
    Nina Simone. The Legend.


    Nancy Wilson
    Jazz artist and actress Nancy Wilson
    Abby Lincoln_singer and actress
    Abby Lincoln, Singer and Actress