Marketing for Romance Writers Newsletter August, 2017 Volume # 10, Issue # 8 - Page 52

May Release BLACK GOLD By: Augustine Sam May 9, 2017 The Plot: His name is Anthony Femi Adeola. Her name is Jessica Rhodes. He has a first class degree in Chemistry. She has a first class degree in Economics. He is black. She is white. They are young and carefree and broke. When they land two spectacular job offers within the first week of graduation— with a free trip to New York to evaluate the first and a 30-day grace period to accept the other— their bleak honeymoon is transformed into a dream. What they don’t know is that undisclosed details of the deal will pitch them against each other and entrap them in the place where dreams end and nightmares begin. Will their interracial love survive the greed, the captivating allure of Black Gold, and that vile, an- cient tradition that seeks to determine who should be married and to whom? Reviews Welcome. Biography: Augustine Sam is a journalist. He is also a bilingual writer and an award-winning poet. A member of the U.K. Chartered Institute of Journalists, he was formerly Special Desk editor at THISDAY newspapers, an influential Third World daily first published in collabo- ration with the Financial Times of London. He later became a correspondent for Central Europe. He was the winner of the Editors’ Choice Award in the North America Open Poetry contest, sponsored by the National Library of Poetry, and was invited to be inducted into the International Society of Poets. His poems have been published in two memorable an- thologies: Measures of the Heart & Sounds of Silence. Augustine’s complete poetry collection, Flashes of Emotion, was the 2015 Finalist in the International Book Award Contest. His other two novels, Take Back the Memory & The Con- spiracy of Silence were both awarded the prestigious Readers’ Favorite 5-star seals. 52 09