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MURDER, SEX, DRUGS, PROFANITY—TOO REAL FOR THE YOUNG ADULT GENRE?

 

 

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(Portland, Ore.) – Young adult fiction writer Boss Amanishakhete does not shy away from the controversy. Instead she takes it head on in her latest installment the Tippy Ellis Story 3 “Holla Me Bad,” where she’s passionate about creating fiction with characters to which today’s youth can relate.

This explosive new novel opens with 17-year-old LaTonya “Tippy” Ellis on the run from a malicious father who wants her committed to a mental health institution. Not because she’s crazy, but because he wants her $100 million dollar trust fund.

So then what is or who is Holla Me Bad? You’ll have to read the story to find out. But in short, it could reflect the attitude of anyone of the Tippy Ellis series characters, even though, the term is introduced by one. “Holla Me Bad ‘cause I’ma bad ass. Once you recognize you can’t help but to holla.”

Part 3 brings to light the sometimes painful, dark side of life that some adults wish to keep hidden or at least out of reach from teenage readers. Amanishakhete recognizes the power of words and self-imposed a notice to readers that she recommends her book for mature audiences 16 and up, but does not compromise on how kids really talk.

“I want young adult readers to see themselves in this story and feel validated,” says Amanishakhete, “that’s why I’ve created characters who act, talk, think and experience real life, not a sugar-coated version of adolescence. But at the same time I aim to present a variety of teachable moments for today’s young adults, especially young women.”

Amanishakhete joins other YA authors who challenge the belief that teens should be protected from exposure to certain language, content or subject matter by banning or censoring books. From bestselling authors to first time writers, they unite in favor of providing this fast-growing YA audience with true portrayals and real life experiences that mirror the lives of youth living in today’s information age.

Amanishakhete says her own colorful, adventurous and sometimes tragic life inspired her novels. “Holla Me Bad’s” edgy storyline engages both mature teens and adult audiences, as an African-American teen nicknamed “Tippy” finds herself without a voice, literally, when she suffers emotional and psychological trauma, resulting in her incapacity to speak. Estranged from the people who raised her, Tippy tries to make sense of things on her own, and fights to save who she is and shape who she will become. Foes make their moves and victims try to overcome the life-changing effects of murder, abuse and deceit.

Portland and Atlanta play the primary backdrop for the Tippy Ellis Story. This third installment dares to keep you on the edge of your seat while Tippy’s world unravels as she tries to hold on to the life she once knew. Even her BFF TiAnna lashes out. Then there’s Darius and Jeremy vying for her love. Remember daddy Robert T. Ellis? He’s got more surprises. Ask Unc Rae Rae. So who will be the last one standing?

“Holla Me Bad” Tippy Ellis Story 3 is on sale now at Amazon.com, Kindle eBook, Barnes & Noble and other electronic outlets. Stay in touch with Amanishakhete through her website and facebook, including information about book signings and book fairs at http://www.Ladybosswordsoul.me, http://www.tippyellis.me or Tippy’s Facebook page. For a media kit, to review a copy of the book, arrange an interview or book signing contact Lenora Daniels Media at ladybosswordsoul@gmail.com.

HOLLA ME BAD ISBN-13: 978-0615999777.

 

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Hate is a word I rarely use but…

In the case of House Speaker John Boehner announcing his plan to sue our President, I have to say I really hate the guy – John Boehner that is. I am sick of him and his racist cronies – the new GOP and Tea Partiers racist attitudes and who just hate the black guy in office.

Of course, it all goes back to the majority of the American people re-electing President Barack Obama. The new GOP and Tea Partiers couldn’t keep their promise to ensure “the black guy be a one-term President.” They tried to buy the election and give it to Mitt, but the will of the people won over the $400+ millions they spent to defeat him. Yes the will of the people – majority rules. But in this case, these racists say it doesn’t apply. What’s worse is Boehner claims he is doing the “will” of the American people. I wonder who he’s referring to? Certainly not me – a black independent woman. Certainly not gays and lesbians. Certainly not Latinos. Certainly not immigrants of color. So who’s left? The racists – those that call themselves the Tea Party and the NEW Republican party. And yes both of those parties include African Americans – oops they don’t want to identify with color  – they are racist too and also hate the black guy in office. They would have preferred a racist in office who admittedly grew up thinking black people were less than the bottom of his shoe. Now we have redneck Boehner suing over some bullshit. Suing because their methods to shut him down in his second term, simply ain’t working. Hey racist Boehner, the President has a Constitutional Law degree. So take your lawsuit and shove it.

So let me use the word I rarely use again – I HATE JOHN BOEHNER!  I HATE HIS CRONIES! I HATE THEM so much I am fired up and ready to go. I’m getting up off of my ass and standing my ground against you racists. And I am going to get everyone else fired up so we can make sure you don’t try to put black people back in chains, tell Latinos to self-deport, tell those without healthcare tough luck, tell the poor we don’t want you to succeed because we need slave labor, tell women to stay at home and submit and Asians that they don’t count.

We are done with you. Now it’s our time. The true will of the people to prevail!!! That means no more voting crazies in Congress. And definitely no Republican for President, including, Jeb Bush.

In truth

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The CRAZIES lost the election now they’re talking impeachment

The crazies: the GOP, the birthers and the “I hate that black guy” racists are at it again. They couldn’t out vote President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, so now they want to impeach him and destroy his legacy.  With the mere speculation of Hillary Clinton running in 2016, the crazies have escalated their attacks on the President using the “no Benghazi issue” as an impeachment weapon despite the fact that this administration’s snafus look like nursery school rhymes compared to the war crimes committed under Bush/Cheney.

I wrote my recent novel the Diary of Tippy Ellis “Mama’s Daughter” in real time with much of it happening during the 2012 presidential election. The heroine LaTonya Ellis is surrounded by both Republican and Democratic family members. Within her immediate family her father Robert Ellis is a diehard Democrat who hates conservatives except for General Collin Powell. In Chapter 50 “Almost Home,” a conversation takes place between LaTonya and her father about the crazies and Obama’s legacy. See excerpt below.

The Diary of Tippy Ellis

Chapter 50/Almost Home

  11/7/2012  Early evening in Council Crest

I’m certainly glad the election is over. We got President Obama for another 4 years thanks to the Big G. Glad he’s doing something right for a change. Daddy is happy too. I thought last night he was gonna bust waiting for the results.  When it was over, he tears-up but mans-up quick.

“Now you see, that’s what them damn Republicans get,” daddy says. “They played dirty; tried to keep black folks from voting; talked about women like a dog; told the Latinos to self-deport; the Muslims to kill themselves; gays to go to hell and now they’re blaming their boy Romney. Huh, they threw away $400 million to buy people’s votes and got nothing. Could have put the money to good use but noooo, greed took over! But we the people told ‘em to shove it up there asses! And go to hell Fox News! I’m surprised those billionaires didn’t beat the shit out of Karl Rove for stealing their money.”

Daddy can barely breathe he’s so excited. “We have to protect the president’s legacy. These racists aren’t gonna sleep until they succeed in destroying him and his family. Huh. Now some of them racist states, including this one wants to succeed from the union. What bullshit! We gotta be ready to fight back when the time comes.”

Daddy also doesn’t like black folks being ignored. Now the Republicans are harping about how to appeal to Latinos but say nothing about black people – they know we ain’t stupid. We had a greater turn out than in 2008 despite trying to keep us down. Few news stations except for MSNBC are talking about it. Most everyone else is ignoring black people – again. As if we don’t count. As if we are invisible.

Daddy says he hopes the Latinos don’t get fooled by those damn Republicans. All they care about is building a power structure to turn us into slave labor. What daddy says reminds me of the movie the Hunger Games. I hope it never happens. If so, I’ll be one of the ones, along with daddy, getting thrown into those concentrations camps they keep talking about on the internet. Like daddy I ain’t bending.

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The Diary of Tippy Ellis “Mama’s Daughter” is on sale at Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle) and Createspace.com.

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