Vaneka’s Book Blog is a blog dedicated to sharing the love of books written by black authors with book lovers. Our mission is to promote, recommend & help you discover great new books written by black authors of a variety of genres. If you love to read and discover new authors and books, this is just the place for you!
WHAT TO EXPECT
New Releases Spotlighting new book releases on a daily basis through book spotlights and via our New Release Page. We love to showcase & introduce new releases from black authors to our readers/fans. Authors, to submit your new release, contact us via email. Subject line should be: New Release Spotlight. You should also consider our New Release Blog Page Promo + Social Media.
Book Reviews Reviews of the books I’ve personally read because I just simply wanted to &/or reviews of the books that were requested for me to read from authors. Authors, to request a book review, sign up for the Blog Spotlight x Book Review. Please note, I only accept a certain amount of blog spotlights + book reviews per month, time permitting. I provide honest reviews about the books I read and I post my reviews only on Goodreads, Instagram and this blog at this time. I was also posting them on Amazon, but I’m having issues with that at the moment.
Author Interviews Written interviews with new, aspiring &/or veteran authors. I offer an interview with the New & Emerging Black Authors Spotlight. I also offer an interview with our Featured Authors, starting September 2018. I also offer regular interviews at the request of the author.
Book Spotlights Spotlighting some awesome books. Our spotlights range from new release spotlights, book series spotlights, debut release spotlights and more. Authors, to get your book spotlighted, send me an email. Subject Line: Book Spotlight Request.
Literary Advice Providing literary advice to authors; such as effective book marketing and promotion, How-to’s and more. Coming real soon!
Motivational/Inspirational Quotes Providing quotes to all readers/visitors to help motivate & inspire you to be great in every aspect of your life.
Of course there will be giveaways/contest on various blog posts &/or posted on the Giveaways page. I mean, who doesn’t love to have a chance to win free books &/or other cool stuff!?!?
GENRES I READ
I honestly just love a great book. If it has a great storyline, I’m more than likely going to read it! Nope, I do not like boring books & I really don’t care for erotica, BDSM or LBGT books. However, I’m not saying I won’t read it. It’ll most definitely have to catch my attention!
I enjoy reading:
- Contemporary Fiction
- Romance (and it’s subgenres)
- African American Fiction
- Mystery, Thriller, Suspense (One of my Favs!)
- Crime Fiction & Police Procedural
- Urban Fiction/Romance
- Women’s Fiction
- NewAdult/Young Adult
- (Some) Nonfiction
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
I’ve been a literary social media marketer for about five years now. Founder and owner of Vaneka’s VIP Literary Services, I’ve always enjoyed helping authors get their books discovered by new readers as well as helping readers find new authors and great books to read. It’s just a great passion of mines.
I’ve been a book lover & reader since my early childhood. Some of my favorite authors included: Kiki Swinson, Ashley Antoinette, JaQuavis Coleman, Carl Weber, Nisa Santiago & E.N. Hardy …just to name a few. Who are some of your favorite authors?
I created this blog to get back to reading, like I use to. I’m always so busy with promoting that I don’t have enough time or any time to read anymore. Do you know how painful it is to promote and constantly see all these great books, and not have the time to read them? It truly sucks! I’ll still be running my company, but I’m focusing more on reading and this blog.
Not only am I an entrepreneur, I’m a 36yr old mother of three wonderful children. My kids are my world! I have one daughter, who is 17yrs old. My sons are 18 and 15. Yes, my 1st born will be a high school graduate in May 2019! They grow up so fast!
I’m a die-hard coffee junkie! I just have to have a cup of coffee …or two …or three, in the morning! Everyone says I’m a total b*tch without it. I’m also a music lover. I prefer to listen to the 90s on back. Old School music is my fav! I swear, they don’t make music like they used to. I’m a NFL fan as well. Team Patriots …all day, every day!
I hope you’ll become a follower/reader of my blog. You can start today by hitting the follow buttons on the sidebar. You can also follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to say ‘Hi!’ ~ Vaneka