We are in love over here at Fabulize Mag. Since we want to spread the infectious feeling of hearts and chocolate we are reading “Love in a Carry-On Bag“. It is a mix of will, love and promise and the best thing about it? We are giving you a free copy!
Erica Shaw, publicity manager for a leading publishing company in New York City, is driven to become one of the top African-American women in the business, and overcome her family’s legacy of “chasing away welfare blues with cans of Colt 45, prescription pills, and number-running.” Her boyfriend, Warren Prince, is a sexy-lipped trumpet player who lives in D.C., where he works as a computer engineer. Their connection is fierce, and after a year of intense weekend dating, it’s time to close the distance. An overbearing father and a lucrative contract threaten to keep Warren rooted in D.C. Erica’s world starts spinning as her impending promotion at work causes her to miss a string of weekends with Warren. Arguments between the couple escalate and real life takes its toll, while audacious lovers wait in the wings—for both of them.
About the Author
Love traveling the distance. Debut author Sadeqa Johnson opened up to the possibilities of a long distance relationship in 1995 when she met her husband Glen. They bothed worked as wait staff at a Philadelphia TGI Fridays for the summer. When the season concluded, Sadeqa returned to N.Y.C. and worked in book publishing as a publicity manager for Penguin Group. Glen stayed in P.A. Their friendship blossomed into a LDR of weekends and holidays for 3-years before advancing to the next level.
Today their sixteen year love affair has inspired Sadeqa’s novel, LOVE IN A CARRY-ON BAG (12th Street Press; March 2012; 978-0-9847289-0-9; $14.95) which New York Times Bestselling author Omar Tyree calls an “old-school love story with heart, soul and realness.”
How to win
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