So as many of you know, my novel, Hollowstone, was released through Parker Publishing.
A fine indy press that celebrates quality fiction for readers of distinction, Parker celebrates black, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic literature. In addition, it’s been the home to some world class authors, including the late L.A. Banks.
While romance has been Parker’s tour de force, they’ve recently made a concerted effort to expand and to branch out into other genres through various imprints. I was honored to learn that Hollowstone was in fact one of their first titles for their Moxie line.
Moxie focuses on the multi-ethnic Young Adult stories which ranges from the contemporary to paranormal. These tales explore the young adult’s journey while embracing the diversity of culture.
In addition to Hollowstone, Moxie also some other excellent titles. Excellent titles whose signal should be boosted.
The Gene Apocalpyse
By Suki Michelle & Carlyle Clark
Global pandemic is raging.
Olivya Wright-Ono’s once loving home has been converted to a hospice for the dying.• Her ability to see auras forces her to witness, with agonizing detail, the vibrant colors of life consumed by malignancy.
The beautiful and troubled, Mikah, is an elite Empath in the ancient Kindred clan, led by the brooding, ever-morphing, monster named Prime. Mikah has learned a terrible truth . . . the plague is linked to Kindred origins. When Olivya sees evidence of disease creeping into her mother’s aura, she has no one to turn to but Mikah. Can he unearth the Kindred secrets and find a cure?•
Can she trust this boy whose power allows him to• manipulate her very emotions? With her mother’s life, and that of the world, in the balance, Olivya and Mikah embark on a quest to stop the Pandemic, only to discover it is far, far more than a mere disease . . .
Nascha and the Medicine Man
By Leah Leonard
When her mother is killed by a drunk driver and her grandmother is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Sasha Johnson’s life is changed forever.
With nowhere to go, she leaves New York for New Mexico to live with a father she never knew she had—a Navajo Medicine Man.
Sasha hates her new home but when her grandmother dies, her father is the only person she has left.
As Red Feather teaches Sasha about the Navajo way, she develops her own path toward acceptance in this strange new world, reaching for happiness even as she develops her own frightening abilities—abilities that include seeing and communicating with the Chindi—the spirits of the dead.
Coins of Power
By J. A Lesley
Paige loves stories about myths and monsters but she never thought she’d become part of one. When Paige’s crazy Welsh aunt sends her the last in a series of ancient talismans for her fifteenth birthday gift, her whole world turns upside-down.
Cam, the new boy in school has mystical secrets too and when he sees Paige’s birthday gifts he realizes his grandfather’s warnings weren’t nonsense, after all. Danger looms in the form of Balor and his band of sea monsters.
Along with friends Tegan and Jacko, Paige and Cam must learn how to wield their mysterious powers if they are to protect their treasures, their families and maybe even the world.
Each of these titles are highly excellent, and if you’re like me and think diversity in writing is not only important but long overdue, here’s an opportunity to show your love and support some great titles and some gifted writers.