State of Black SciFi 2012: Giveaways and an Upcoming Paranormal Romance from Alicia McCalla

black_scifi_logo3.1We’ve made it to Giveaway Day! I have two winners! Please congratulate Troy Wiggins and Sherese Francis! Woohoo! They’ll each receive a copy of Breaking Free. Don’t forget that I’ll announce three winners at our Grand Finale Event on February 27, 2012 so keep commenting, tweeting #blackscifi2012 with my twitter handle (AliciaMcCalla), and discussing on FB.

Now on to this week’s post. I’ve been working on an adult paranormal romance with a twist of horror. Of course, it includes a serial killer. My working title is the Soul Eaters.  It will be a Priestess of Mawu Series.

 

The Soul Eaters

The battle between good and evil didn’t begin with Greek heroes, wizards, witches, or demons. The battle began in Africa between those who chose good and those who chose evil. An ancient African soul eating spirit escapes to the shores of America where all the rules are upside down and good has forgotten history, power and strength. Will an ancient darkness rule America?

An Ancient West African Evil Wants her Daughter

When Shania Moore’s dreams of a serial killer draining the souls of African American girls in a bizarre ritual turns out to be real; She hears the voice of an ancient Goddess who directs her to protect her little daughter with an unusual ability. Shania packs up everything and moves to Atlanta. Shania doesn’t know that protection will be found in the arms of the white man that she lied to and left at the altar 10 years before.

Deacon Kilgore doesn’t know he’s a protector for an Ancient African Goddess. When his beautiful ex-girlfriend shows up asking for his protection from a serial killer, he walks away. She broke his heart and lied to him about aborting their baby. But when he sees the sweet spirited baby girl who has his grandmother’s eyes, he can’t help but protect them. Can he forgive the woman who ripped his heart out?

Here’s the first paragraph:

     "Little Black Girls generally are not taken by serial killers. I'm sure she's out there somewhere." Shania heard the policeman’s voice on the news as a faint whisper.

     She knew it was her second sight pulling her into a horrendous murder. The serial killings were moving closer and closer to where she lived.

     Shania felt the needle pierce the young girl’s lips. She made the second sight pull back so she could see.  The killer stuffed a red hibiscus flower in the middle like a center piece. The girl choked and gagged.

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The Soul Eaters: Book One of the African Elemental Series will be available in 2013. Get ready!

 

This online Black history month has ended but you can follow the blog hop below:

 

Day 1: What is the State of Black Sci-Fi 2012?  

 

Day 2: Why I Love Teen Dystopian Sci-Fi?  

 

Day 3: Why is it important to show race, class, minority politics, or ethnicity in SciFi? 

 

Day 4: Giveaways and Upcoming Paranormal Romance from Alicia McCalla

 

Day 5: I heart Onyx Con!

 

Day 6: My Tribute to SF Icon Octavia Butler

 

Day 7: The Grand Finale with a New Short Story from Alicia McCalla

 

Check out the other members of this Online Black History Month Event:  

Winston Blakely, Artist/Writer-- is a Fine Arts/Comic Book artist, having a career spanning 20 years, whose achievements have included working for Valiant Comics and Rich Buckler's Visage Studios. He is also the creator of Little Miss Strange, the world's first black alien sorceress and the all- genre anthology entitled - Immortal Fantasy.  Both graphic albums are available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and other online book store outlets. Visit him:   http://blakelyworks.blogspot.com/ or  http://blakelyworkstudio.weebly.com/ 

L. M. Davis, Author--began her love affair with fantasy in the second grade.  Her first novel, Interlopers: A Shifters Novel, was released in 2010, and the follow-up Posers:  A Shifters Novel will be released this spring.  For more information visit her blog http://shiftersseries.wordpress.com/ or her website www.shiftersnovelseries.com. 

Milton Davis, Author– Milton Davis is owner/publisher of MVmedia, LLC . As an author he specializes in science fiction and fantasy and is the author of Meji Book One, Meji Book Two and Changa’s Safari. Visit him: http://www.mvmediaatl.com/Wagadu/ and www.wagadu.ning.com. 

Ja Ja (DjaDja) N Medjay , Author—DjaDja Medjay is the author of The Renpet Sci-Fi Series. Shiatsu Practitioner. Holistic AfroFuturistic Rising in Excellence. Transmissions from The Future Earth can be found at: http://authordjadja.wordpress.com/ , www.renpetscifi.com or on Facebook - www.facebook.com/RenpetSciFiNovel or on Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/Khonsugo .

 

Margaret Fieland, Author-- lives  and writes in the suburbs west of Boston, MA with her partner and five dogs. She is one of the Poetic Muselings. Their poetry anthology, Lifelines http://tinyurl.com/LifelinesPoetry/ is available from Amazon.com  Her book, "Relocated," will be available from MuseItUp Publishing in July, 2012. The Angry Little Boy," will be published by 4RV publishing in early 2013.  You may visit her website, http://www.margaretfieland.com. 

  

Valjeanne Jeffers, Author -- is an editor and the author of the SF/fantasy novels: Immortal, Immortal II: The Time of Legend and Immortal III: Stealer of Souls. Her fourth and fifth novels: Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds and The Switch: Clockwork will be released this spring. Visit her at: http://valjeanne.wordpress.com , http://wwwsistermoon.blogspot.com/ and http://qandvaffordableediting.blogspot.com/  

 

Thaddeus Howze, Author – is a veteran of the IT and Communications industry with over 26 years of experience retooling computers to best serve human needs. Unknown to humanity, our computers have another agenda. Thaddeus recently released his first collection of short stories, Hayward Reach. In a coded format, he has secretly informed Humanity of the impending computerized apocalypse. You can read parts of the code here: http://ebonstorm.wordpress.com or http://ebonstorm.weebly.com 

Alicia McCalla, Author—writes for both young adults and adults with her brand of multicultural science fiction, urban fantasy, and futurism. Her debut novel, Breaking Free is available in print or immediate download on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and other booksellers. The Breaking Free theme song created by Asante McCalla is available for immediate download on iTunes and Amazon. Visit her at: www.aliciamccalla.com  

Carole McDonnell, Author--She writes Christian, speculative fiction, and multicultural stories. Her first novel is Wind Follower. Her short fiction has appeared in many anthologies and have been collected in an ebook, Spirit Fruit: Collected Speculative Fiction. Visit Carole: http://carolemcdonnell.blogspot.com/ or http://writersofcolorblogtour.blogspot.com/  

Balogun Ojetade, Author—of the bestselling “Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within” (non-fiction), “Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman” (Steampunk) and the feature film, “A Single Link”. Visit him: http://chroniclesofharriet.wordpress.com/ 

Rasheedah Phillips, Author--is the creator of The AfroFuturist Affair in Philly. She plans to debut her first spec/sci-fic novel Recurrence Plot in Spring 2012. You may catch her ruminating from time to time on her blog, AstroMythoLosophy.com. 

Nicole Sconiers, Author-is also a screenwriter living in the sunny jungle of L.A. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, and she recently published Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage.  Visit her: http://nicolesconiers.com/index.html  

Jarvis Sheffield, M.Ed. is owner & operator of TheDigitalBrothers.com, BlackScienceFictionSociety.com & BlackCommunityEntertainment.com. Visit him: http://www.blacksciencefictionsociety.com/profiles/blog/list?user=2stjwb1h216fd 

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0 #8 Alicia McCalla 2012-02-07 17:28
I'm hoping people will enjoy it. It's a step in a different direction but my muse won't let it go. We shall see.
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0 #7 Alicia McCalla 2012-02-07 17:27
LM I really like your newest project. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. Everyone is so talented. :lol:
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+1 #6 L. M. Davis 2012-02-07 02:20
Your upcoming project sounds exciting. My mind is on YA and shifters right now, but I have a couple of adult theme novels in my head too.
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+1 #5 Winston 2012-02-07 01:51
This sounds really interesting...
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0 #4 Alicia McCalla 2012-02-07 00:35
I hope it's received well. I'm working on it as I'm typing. It's a break from my traditional SciFi.
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+1 #3 Nicole 2012-02-07 00:11
... Wow! Really looking forward to reading "The Soul Eaters." Serial killers, interracial relationships, African goddesses? I'm so there! Your creativity is inspiring. Keep up the great work, Sis!
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+1 #2 Alicia McCalla 2012-02-06 15:41
Thanks Balogun! I'm too excited about that. I can't wait until you have it done. :lol:
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+1 #1 Balogun 2012-02-06 14:56
Blaxcellent post, Alicia!
BTW, I have started writing a Middle Grade novel. Thanks to you for the inspiration!
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