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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Allbook Reviews Best Mystery/Thriller of 2008 Award Winner Johnnie Bunting, author of Enterprise Corruption

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Allbook Reviews Best Mystery/Thriller of 2008 Award Winner Johnnie Bunting, author of Enterprise Corruption
(Krhyme Publishing)


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Enterprise Corruption is the fast-paced, action-packed novel. Tammuz and his two friends go on a quest to get rich. The quest includes robbery, extortion, and prostitution. Tammuz puts his girlfriend through a test to prove her loyalty, and the results casts them into a downward spinning spiral of lust, lies, and murder!

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Enterprise Corruption?

Johnnie Bunting: I wanted to put together an Urban classic, but I didn’t want to sound like a lot of the Urban titles which use names of old songs or urban phrases. I wanted the title to be catchy, yet have meaning behind it. Enterprise Corruption was the perfect name for it since it’s an urban crime novel. Enterprise Corruption is actually the name of a criminal charge under New York State’s Penal Law. It’s sort of like New York’s version of the Rico Law.

JP: Many people might perceive the creation of this novel as an attempt to glorify criminal activities. What was your personal goal in writing and publishing this novel?

JB: Many people do write novels that glorify criminal activities. This is part of the reason why I started writing the Urban Crime Mysteries. My goal is to give readers a look into the lives of criminals which involves their home lives and their basis/logic/lessons for getting into the criminal life. I also aim to teach a valuable lesson of law and the consequences of the criminal activities that my characters commit. I show the sides from the police and the prosecutors point of views and have crimes affect the family members and loved ones.

JP: What did you learn from the process of writing and publishing Son of Solomon that you were able to use to make Enterprise Corruption a better novel?

JB: I learned that the publishing business is no joke, and a publisher and/or author has to do a lot of promotion to sell books. I won an Award for Best Mystery/Thriller of 2008 by Allbooks Reviews for Son of Solomon. I relaxed on promotion, and the bootleggers took over. That lesson taught me to promote Enterprise Corruption as much as I can through as many venues as I can because if I don’t there’s someone who won’t mind making money off of my work.

As far as writing the books, I’ve learned that readers appreciate novels that are multidimensional. I’ve had quite a few people comment and compliment me on the romance aspect to Son of Solomon. Enterprise Crime is a crime mystery, but I also have a romantic aspect in it. We all need a little love in our lives. As long as I don’t overdo it, the romance only makes the book a better overall story.

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Enterprise Corruption?

JB: I think of a story and put at least two different obstacles for the main character(s). This will be my plot and subplot. I make a list of characters with their physical description, traits, habits, etc. Then I make an outline on how I want the story to progress chapter by chapter. This helps me to push the story along. Every chapter has a purpose and a point to get across that will entertain and push the story. It took me close to eight months from start to finish on Enterprise Corruption.

JP: What’s next for Johnnie Bunting?

JB: I am striving to publish a book which will feature poems and inspirational writings from myself and other prisoners called Letters, Lyrics, and Life Behind the Wall, and I am working on an autobiography and memoir book called Adaptations: The Story of a Loser. I have two debut authors to be published by my company, Krhyme Publishing, Inc. (Lorenzo Ross, Addiction; and Jonathan Dobey, You Can’t Be Serious) I have a screenplay penned for Son of Solomon, and I’m just starting to do a sequel to Son of Solomon.

In my free time I’ll still do interviews for promotion and speak to the youth about prison life and the importance of staying out of trouble and staying in school.

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For orders, fan mail, questions, write to:

Krhyme Publishing, Inc.
Attn: Mr. Johnnie Bunting
PO BOX 1090
Yonkers, NY 10704
United States

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Donneil D. Jackson, author of Chante’s Song

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Donneil D. Jackson, author of Chante’s Song
(Pure Bliss Publishing)


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Chante Chambers is a self-proclaimed princess. What mama wants her ex fiancé, Jason, makes sure she gets. The one task he failed at was being faithful, so Chante moved on. In a pursuit for love, happiness, and monogamy sometimes mistaken for sex, she encounters an array of men. If you took the best traits from them all and combined them, they still didn’t create the perfect man.

Just as Chante was ready to admit defeat in her quest for love in walks Keith, a caramel Adonis. Chante has plans of living happily ever after with Keith. That is, until Jason re-enters the picture. A lunch hour spent in between the sheets with Jason can complicate things, or can’t it?

What’s a girl to do when she’s torn between two lovers? Does she grab her panties off the floor and vow to never drop them again? Or does she go back for seconds?

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Chante’s Song?

Donneil D. Jackson: Back in 2000, Chante Moore had a hit single got called Chante’s Got a Man. I was on the phone with a good friend of mine Shauntae, and she was singing the song. I liked how it sound. I took the concept and began writing. As time progressed, I took all of my feelings and poured it into my writing.

JP: What sets Chante’s Song apart from other novels in its genre?

DDJ: The way the story is told. I tried my best to be as descriptive, candid and realistic as possible. I think we all have read a “Chante’s Song” before, yet we have never read the story being told in the manner in which I tell it. That’s what sets my novel apart from other novels in genre and same subject matter.

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Chante’s Song getting out to the public?

DDJ: The keys needed for me being a successful writer are determination, the ability to tell a great story and a strong support system. Determination is the Number 1 key to my success. I am determined to make this happen for me.

I believe you have to keep your readers entertained and coming back from more. This is achieved by being able to tell a great story. I pride my self in reeling the reader in as if they were a fly on the wall.

The next key is a great support system. My family is very supportive in getting the word out about Chante’s Song. My father stands outside of the bookstore and passes out bookmarks. My family is my street team. They are very good! Even, my daughter goes up to her friends’ parents like, “Do you enjoy reading?”, with a bookmark in her hand. She has watched me enough to know how to spread the word about “Chante’s Song.

I have recently enlisted the services of Dana Pittman of Nia Promotions to help take Change’s Song to the next level.

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Chante’s Song?

DDJ: In a perfect world, I set the atmosphere, slow music, the computer and me. Prior to my seven year old going to bed, it’s me, the computer and my munchkinneck asking me fifty million questions. It works. For the most part, I have something on paper. I can always go back and tweak it. I also get a lot of writing done at work (don’t tell my employer-LOL).

Chante’s Song was started in 2000. I finished it in 2004. I transitioned a lot since I first began writing Chante’s Song. I went from living with my mom, to living on my own, to becoming a mom and just being a full-fledge adult. During that transition, Chante’s Song sat on the shelf for a while. But once I picked her back up, there was no stopping me from seeing it to a finish product. And although it took 4 additional years to get it out, it’s out!

JP: What’s next for Donneil D. Jackson?

DDJ: Only greatness! I want my name to be a name that will be around for a while, if not forever. I want to be up there with the Terry McMillians and Lolita Files. I know I am not on their level yet, however, my goal is to one day be where they are.

Currently, I am working on my second novel, Happily Ever After. It’s a sequel to Chante’s Song. I am also getting my thoughts together for my third novel. I haven’t decided on a title yet. I have, but I don’t think I am going to go with Fairytale Bullsh*t. It’s a book about a scorned woman’s broken heart and her need for revenge.

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Deaubrey Devine, author of Destiny Hope Faith Divine

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Deaubrey Devine, author of Destiny Hope Faith Divine
(Vision 7 Publishing)


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Enter into the lives of four characters walking through the storms of relationships to their Destiny by Hope, with Faith, and Divine intervention.

Divine is a single brother who live life as it comes. He gets in with a successful businesswoman named Faith who has some deep-rooted psychotic traits. He tries to shake the master manipulator by getting off the market and marrying Destiny, only to find out her confliction and unstableness is more than he can bear. After connecting again with his high school sweetheart, Hope, he finds out she is experiencing the same tribulations with her man.

The two find themselves offering encouragement, helping hands and listening ears as they hurdle their relationship obstacles. Soon, Divine finds himself caught in a love triangle that is anything but simple. This tantalizing novel filled with passionate love, electrifying drama, and climatic triumph makes this read a must-have for every reader’s bookshelf.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Destiny Hope Faith Divine?

Deaubrey Devine: I’ve always desired to have a little girl named Destiny Hope Faith with my last name Devine. I have always had a special affection for those words because they all are very powerful. Alone, they are powerful. Combined, they are life-giving. As an author, the intrigue of the names sparked me to create a novel using characters with the names I adore.

JP: What sets Destiny Hope Faith Divine apart from other novels in its genre?

DD: Destiny Hope Faith Divine is set apart from other novels in its genre because it has it all. It is a smooth read that allows readers to become one with the characters and scenes in the book. Everyone can relate to the relationships plus the religious and sexual plots that entertains on this emotional roller coaster.

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Destiny Hope Faith Divine getting out to the public?

DD: As an author, the real work begins when the promoting of the book starts. The keys to getting Destiny Hope Faith Divine onto the shelves and into hands of my readers is sheer drive and determination. I have been out and about in the public attending conferences and networking events and interviews. I have also visited book festivals and book club meetings. Some of my ventures also include hiring promotional marketing professionals along with text messaging alerts and blogs.

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Destiny Hope Faith Divine?

DD: As a new author, my writing process is still being defined. I do have the attitude of staying focused until completion. My daily motto is “Faith without works is dead”. I push myself and avoid procrastination at all cost.  Completing this novel was like completing a life long dream. From start to finish, I am going to say roughly around 7months.

JP: What’s next for Deaubrey Devine?

DD: My journey continues with my next novel My Purpose. Allow me to give you a little insight into my next book: It is the story of a young kid growing up through the mist of trials and tribulations. This book is a good read for parents, students, coaches, athletes, and young adults. All will be touched and inspired by this novel that’s due to be released in March.

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Hello! My name is Deaubrey Devine (pronounced Dee-au-bray…De-vine). I am from Lakeland, FL, and I’m the author of Destiny Hope Faith Divine.  I graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando where I received my bachelor’s degree, majoring in Health with two minors in Criminal Justice and Education.  My multiple areas of study have allowed me to teach and reach lives in different ways.

My talent for writing was exposed and connected when I decided to pick up a pen to pursue a career as a novelist after my professional football career ended in 2007.  I asked God to use me as an open vessel and allow my passion for writing to encourage and inspire others.

I enjoy spending quality time with my family when I’m not writing, reading, plotting or planning. I also enjoy exploring new adventures, a nice cookout, times of fellowship, meeting other writers and readers in the publishing and book industry.

Other things I like to do in my spare time include: playing chess, poker, traveling, basketball, a good ole Spades game, movies, bowling, skating, Scrabble, attending conferences and learning new things. I just enjoy living life abundantly while looking for peace, joy and happiness. That’s me, all me, all the time, I am…

Deaubrey Devine

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