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eBook Got to be Real: Four Original Love Stories ePub

eBook Got to be Real: Four Original Love Stories ePub

by Lynn Harris,Colin Channer,Marcus Major,Eric Jerome Dickey

  • ISBN: 0451204328
  • Category: Short Stories and Anthologies
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Lynn Harris,Colin Channer,Marcus Major,Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Signet (November 1, 2001)
  • ePub book: 1368 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1911 kb
  • Other: azw lit txt mobi
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 328

Description

The fourth and final story was written by Colin Channer, I'm Still Waiting. It was good to see and read Got To Be Real for a number of reasons.

The fourth and final story was written by Colin Channer, I'm Still Waiting. Patience, a former teen singing sensation, has one last chance to seize a recording contract. Through her manager, she’s introduced to Michael Chin-see. One being that the short story format will, hopefully, gain in popularity among both authors and the reading audience. Two, that four of our top contemporary authors came together to bring forth a good collection. Third, but certainly least, I had to dig up my CD with the Cheryl Lynn recording. I hummed it while I was reading the book.

Four popular African-American authors-E. Lynn Harris, Eric Jerome Dickey, Colin Canner, and Marcus Major-come together in a bold new collection of original stories that explore the vast complexities of the human heart and the challenges of love in modern America. E. Lynn Harris charts the emotional journey of a man whose unexpected Valentine's Day gift could turn into the soul mate he's longed for and feared all of his life.

authors E. Lynn Harris and Eric Jerome Dickey, and Blackboard best-selling authors Colin Channer and Marcus Major have joined forces in Got to Be Real, a compilation of fresh, funny, and honest love stories.

New York Times best-selling authors E. Each one is a unique look at love in the modern, urban age. Harris' leading man faces one of his greatest fears with a Valentine's gift that could change his life forever.

Four love stories by black authors

Four popular African-American authors-E  . Aug 13, 2015 Winter Sophia Rose rated it it was amazing. Four love stories by black authors. Cafe Piel by Eric Jerome Dickey - Dickey is a great storyteller and I've read several of his books. I am always made uneasy by the casual racism and self destructive conduct of his characters.

Any Way the Wind Blows (2002), winner of Blackboard's Novel of the Year Award

Any Way the Wind Blows (2002), winner of Blackboard's Novel of the Year Award. A Love of My Own (2003), winner of Blackboard's Novel of the Year Award. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted – A Memoir (2003).

Got to Be Real: Four Original Love Stories. Four popular African-American authors-E. by Eric Jerome Dickey · E. Lynn Harris · Marcus Major · Lynn Harris · Colin Channer. Lynn Harris, Eric Jerome Dickey, Colin Canner, and Marcus Major-come together in a bold new collection of original stories that explore the vast complexities of the human heart and the challenges of love in moder. by Eric Jerome Dickey · David Yardin · Lan Medina.

Four brand-new, original stories from four of the biggest names in black writing today.

book by Eric Jerome Dickey  . Four brand-new, original stories from four of the biggest names in black writing today. Sexy, raucously funny, and unfailingly honest - they deal with modern relationships, navigating the complex landscape of the human heart whilst creating characters as fresh and real as love itself. Back in 1996, former software engineer writer Eric Jerome Dickey quit his day job as a substitute teacher after the success of his first novel, Sister, Sister. About the Author: ERIC JEROME DICKEY is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, as well as a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. Originally from Memphis, Dickey now lives on the road.

The four authors are Colin Channer, Eric Jerome Dickey, E. Lynn Harris and Marcus Major. While all four stories are very enjoyable, the standout is Colin Channer's "I'm Still Waiting. His tale, set in Jamaica, has a memorable staying power and appeals to both emotion and desire as it relates a story about stumbling, running and finding your way home -- even when you've closed the doors to your heart.

Four popular African-American authors--E. Lynn Harris, Eric Jerome Dickey, Colin Canner, and Marcus Major--come together in a bold new collection of original stories that explore the vast complexities of the human heart and the challenges of love in modern America. Reprint.

Comments

Malaris Malaris
I loved this compilation of stories. My least favorite is Colin Channer's story , I just could not get into it. I loved the other 3 stories , they all seemed so real and they grabbed my attention. In between work and school , it was a great book to balance. I know this book is over 15 years old and I am just getting into E. L Harris books so I am doing all the catching up that I can !
Uaha Uaha
These short stories are exactly the 'fluff' one needs for Summer reading! Romantic stories for an audience that thirst for a little, old fashioned "soap opera" to their literary mix. I primarily got this for E. Lynn Harris (story is great!) but the others are up to par. Again, great Summer 'fluff' read.
Snowskin Snowskin
I did not read Lynn Harris, but I loved the others. Eric Jerome Dickey is one of my favorite writers.. He has an amazing way with words. His stories always make me think.. Colin Chandler,amd Marcus Major are authors I will read in the future. Great book.
Tall Tall
The book was a great reader!
Wrathmaster Wrathmaster
I listened to the audiobook although I know I would've enjoyed reading the physical book. I am not a fan of short stories, but I can say that I truly enjoyed the stories in this compilation. They were quite entertaining. I am a fan of EJD, E Lynn Harris, and Marcus Major. This is the first book I have encountered by Colin Channer. Although the stories were considered short, they were very detailed. I was left wanting to know what happened to the characters in the stories. Each story was unique and had likeable characters. I really enjoyed the voice of the narrator who read Colin Channer's book. He was Jamaican and I loved his accent. Good Old School African American Fiction.
Uleran Uleran
Each writer who contributed to the anthology has a distinctive and perceptive voice and they all lend themselves well to the literary flavor of Got to Be Real.
E. Lynn Harris does a marvelous job with Money Can't Buy Me Love. As usual, his writing is sensitive, funny, engaging, and shocking. Harris always delves into areas that might not be common knowledge as far as non-heterosexual relationships, yet the required emotional bond is there: pain, love, fear, and hope, so readers should be able to identify with this moving and memorable story; one that made me sad to see it end.
Marcus Major heaps more of his hilarious writing with Kenya and Amir. He has a fine flair for male/female relationship issues and tackles them with much humor and sophistication. Major's writing gets better and better, and if you enjoyed Good Peoples, you should also love this novella.
In Cafe Piel, Eric Dickey throws us a curve. What? No L.A. streets and freeways? Not exactly. This time he shows us that love and longing can happen even in the most foreign places (Mexico). The story includes some mad drama, and as a warning, you'd better brush up on your Spanish because the love connection here takes place between a brother and a woman whose English ain't so great, but her ability to captivate the main character, Bobby Davis, is what counts the most, so it seems.
Colin Channer is like a word master. His words took me places I've never been before. His writing is thoughtful and detailed, and his story is a like a ride through the park on a leisurely Sunday afternoon.
All in all the stories were wonderfully written, a must have for any collector of African-American stories at its grandest.
Erienan Erienan
I preordered this novel when I heard several of my favorite authors had come together for this compilation. This book had four different love stories that were written by four very different writers. Each story reflected their differences. Oh, what wonderful stories they were.
Eric Jerome Dickey's story is a departure from his usual humorous and crafty dialogue. It is well written and the dialogue is great, but avid Dickey fans will immediately read the difference.
Marcus Major's story is the love story of Kenya and Amir. I actually read Good Peoples before this compilation, so you know I was scratching my head until I realize that it was the prequel to Good Peoples. Major writes beautifully and he has a way of making you laugh and cry at the same time.
All I can say about E. Lynn Harris' story, is Thank Goodness! He has returned to writing in the style that I became accustomed to when I read his very first novel. A love story with heart. The love scenes have returned to this story, because in most of his recent novels he has tamed them down, but not in this story. I loved this story.
Those who know me, know I love anything written by Colin Channer. I find his writing profound, beautiful, and rich with descriptive phrases. He can turn a phrase into its most eloquent form. His writing is so classy and eclectic. His style is so different and yet so awe inspiring. When I read anything by him, he transports me into the story where I feel his words. I feel the heat he has generated. I just feel.
This compilation of short stories is a wonderful way to inspire your own love story. Wonderful!