Friday, November 27, 2009

Sometimes a book blurb grabs you so much you have to share it!

Yes, I know the name of my blog is Sizzling Hot Romance and the name of my game is to showcase romance novels and authors, including myself (after all I am a romance author too and I think I have published some pretty good novels!).

But sometimes a book blurb grabs me so much that I must share it with my readers even if it is not classified as a romance novel. This is the case with Sugar by Bernice McFadden. I stumbled across this book through an email from Red Room, an online site I belong to. Sugar will grab you by the throat and not let you go. Sugar is not a new book.

In fact, Bernice is celebrating the book's 10th anniversary with a new cover and a campaign to sell 10,000 copies by January 9, 2010. I am going to do my part by purchasing a copy myself. How can I not? After reading an excerpt, I HAVE to read this book!

Here is a blurb about Sugar:
Set in the fictionalized town of Bigelow, Arkansas, circa 1950, Sugar is a rich and moving story that traces the lives of two unforgettable women and the small community they change. After the horrible death of her young daughter, Jude, Pearl Taylor turns to the church for support, suppressing her own desires. But when Sugar, a beautiful, uninhibited spirit (who resembles Judewith eerie similarity) moves into the neighboring home at 10 Grove Street, Pearl's life is irrevocably and dramatically changed. Over sweet potato pie the two woman learn to trust and confide in each other, but when the local gossips discover that Sugar is a prostitute, Pearl shocks the once quiet town-and herself-by remaining loyal to her new friend. Filled with lyrical prose, McFadden reveals her talent for using language with an almost spiritual grace to describe the vivid and mysterious details found in everyday life. Sugar is a timeless story of what it means to accept and to forgive.

Read an excerpt.

Purchase Sugar from This novel is also available in KINDLE version.

About Bernice McFadden:
(Photo Credit - Charles Harris)

Bernice L. McFadden is the author of the national bestsellers Sugar, (Black Caucus of the American Library Association Fiction Honor Book.) The Warmest December (Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in fiction and shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award ), This Bitter Earth, Loving Donovan, Camilla's Roses and Nowhere is a Place. Glorious, her long anticpiated seventh novel, will be published by Akashic Books in 2010.

Bernice L. McFadden also writes racy, humorous fiction under the pseudonym, Geneva Holliday.

McFadden was born, raised and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.


  1. You are so welcome, Bernice. Thanks for dropping by. :)


  2. Hi Kristie,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog It's lovely meeting you. I couldn't resist going to your profile to find your blog. I loved your profile picture. I write in bed too!

  3. My favorite place to write, Mirella! Thanks for looking me up and dropping by! Come back anytime!