SHAYLA’S CATCH, a romance-sports novel by author Sonya Jenkins, caught the attention of avid readers around the country in the ESSENCE Bookstore during the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, June 29- July 2 . With a “Three-Peat” appearance at the ESSENCE Bookstore as an author, Jenkins was on hand each day – mixing and mingling and sharing the synopsis of SHAYLA’S CATCH with guests.
“I enjoyed engaging in one-on-one conversations with Essence Fest attendees I met in the Essence Bookstore and sharing my novel, SHAYLA’S CATCH with them,” Jenkins said. “As a writer, it’s important for me to connect with my readers and learn from them. The Essence Bookstore was the ideal setting for book lovers to step away from the energy of the Festival crowd and get a good book – or at least get information about one.”
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SHAYLA’S CATCH, by author Sonya Jenkins, was featured in the Essence Bookstore at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for the 2nd year in a row as part of the Essence Festival 2016, July 1 – July 3, via Garden District Books. Sonya was on hand to meet and greet readers and Essence Fest attendees and sign SHAYLA’S CATCH. She also introduced her forthcoming novel, FIERY CHARM, for those interested in her next project. Enjoy the photos below from Sonya’s Essence Bookstore experience.
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Tiffany Brown, a stunning and spirited Teacher of the Year, travels to San Francisco to meet up with her college girlfriends for one of the biggest sporting events of the year, The Super Bowl. After having a rendezvous with a former NBA player, Tiffany finds herself in a gut-wrenching scenario she never imagined she’d be in. Tiffany also discovers the bond she once shared with her best friends from college is put to the test. Broken hearts, deferred dreams, jealousy and the ego of one of her best friends – a prime time actress coveting an Oscar – all contribute in weakening a sisterhood that was once unshakeable. When handsome attorney Nigel Harrington, a man seeming too good to be true, comes to Tiffany’s rescue, she is left to ponder her true desires, search her family tree and unravel a secret treasure. FIERY CHARM is a romance-inspired mystery about friendship, love and eclipsed discoveries.
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♦Twisted Sisters Book Club invited Sonya Jenkins to join the group for a brief signing of SHAYLA’S CATCH before they escape on a journey into the pages of the romance novel, July 16.
♦Sonya Jenkins appeared at the 2016 Essence Music Festival where SHAYLA’S CATCH was featured in the Essence Bookstore during Essence Fest Weekend at the Ernest Morial Convention Center, July 1-3 . Sonya was on hand to meet and greet readers and introduce her forthcoming novel, FIERY CHARM.
♦TLC Book Club of Atlanta hosted Sonya Jenkins as their special guest author after members read SHAYLA’S CATCH, June 12. Sonya also reenacted scenes from SHAYLA’S CATCH with actress Nadine Bone.
♦Kirkwood Library hosted Sonya Jenkins for a Relationship Discussion and Book Signing for SHAYLA’S CATCH, April 2, 2016. It was Sonya’s first relationship discussion relating to SHAYLA’S CATCH for men and women.
♦Nubian Bookstore in Morrow, Georgia hosted Sonya Jenkins at a book signing for SHAYLA’S CATCH October 1, 2015. Sonya shared Success Tips for Publishing and Breaking into Acting. Thanks to the Atlanta Braves and Eddie Ash from Corner Stone Realty for providing giveaways.
♦Author Sonya Jenkins appeared at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) in the Authors Pavilion September 19, which featured her novel, SHAYLA’S CATCH, as part of the 2015 Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) managed by The Oracle Group International in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, September 17-19, 2015.
♦Sonya Jenkins had another successful book signing for her novel, SHAYLA’S CATCH, at Medu Bookstore Atlanta – August 8, 2015. Thanks to all who came out to meet & greet the author and purchase SHAYLA’S CATCH. Thanks also to Chick-Fil-A, Bronner Bros. Hair Products & Southpaw movie for supplying giveaways!
♦Author Sonya Jenkins’ novel SHAYLA’S CATCH was featured in the Essence Bookstore during the 2015 Essence Music Festival July 3-5, 2015. Click on the following link for photos from Sonya Jenkins’ Essence Bookstore experience. http://sonyasspotlight.com/shaylas-catch-novel-shines-in-essence-bookstore-during-essence-music-festival-2015/
WHAT DOES A WOMAN DO WHEN SHE FEELS LOVE & LUST FOR A BAD BOY IN THE NFL?
SHAYLA’S CATCH takes readers on the journey of Shayla, a young lady who falls hard for the heart-thumping enchantment of Calvin “CK” Moore, one of the most popular and highest-paid receivers in the NFL. CK is just as flattered with Shayla’s innocent smile, her enticing natural beauty, and definitely with her curvaceous figure. But little did Shayla know that her good-natured flattery would be a light snack in the continuous meals of CK’s stable of gold-digging girlfriends. SHAYLA’S CATCH is a valid and timely depiction of the competitive nature of American sports mixed with romance, money, sex and broken hearts. Every woman, whether single, dating, or married will be able to relate to SHAYLA’S CATCH. And every man will see himself in the male characters, whether he is a faithful “Catch” or a skirt-chasing womanizer.
Synopsis: After an exciting home football game of the Atlanta, Falcons, Shayla Lucas, a single and willing 25-year-old from Macon, GA, falls for the heart-thumping enchantment of Calvin “CK” Moore, one of the most popular and highest-paid wide receivers in the NFL. With starry eyes and country naivety, Shayla believes she has just met the man of her dreams; tall, handsome, athletic, wealthy and available. CK is just as flattered with Shayla’s innocent smile, her enticing natural beauty, and definitely with her curvaceous figure. But little did Shayla know that her good-natured flattery would be a light snack in the continuous meals of CK’s stable of gold-digging girlfriends. And with his chocolate Hershey bar skin and slanted eyes, he knows exactly what to say and when to say it for his lifestyle of gamely conquests. His ability to attract women anywhere and everywhere has him convinced that he has what he calls the “CK Moore Effect.” He brags to Shayla in their first phone conversation, “The more you see me, the more you’ll want me.” Within weeks of Shayla’s intoxication of Calvin’s high-profile, exciting athletic career, charming personality, and great sex, the couple establishes an unpredictable roller-coaster of a relationship that is fully intense. But as CK’s elusiveness and sporadic disappearances become increasingly apparent, Shayla is left to speculate and soon uncover the hard truth of life in the fast lane with a super-star athlete. SHAYLA’S CATCH is a valid and timely depiction of the unbelievably competitive nature of American sports mixed with romance, money, sex and broken hearts. Every woman, whether single, dating, or married will be able to relate to SHAYLA’S CATCH. And every man will see himself in the male characters, whether he is a faithful “Catch” or a skirt-chasing womanizer. #ShaylasCatch FOLLOW SHAYLA’S CATCH ON FACEBOOK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shaylas-Catch/174539432624531?ref=tn_tnmn
Kindle Edition On Sale $6.99 -http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IT4DGF0 SHAYLA’S CATCH is Jenkins’ first novel (published in March, 2014) of many more to come.
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