Archive for December, 2015

#TheManCurseBookReadingTour: Stop #10. Brooklyn, NY

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 20, 2015 by Raqiyah Mays

December 19, 2015. It was a windy and cold Saturday afternoon in Bedstuy, Brooklyn. A posse of well-read, beautiful ladies blew in to Therapy, to talk at a bar filled with booze and brunch in BK. They called themselves the women of S.W.A.G., Sisters with a Goal, a book club to be exact. And I’m honored to have been the chosen #SWAGchat discussion of the month: Me, The Man Curse, and why they loved it. :+)

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The fly ladies of SWAG, family, and friends, packed out Therapy Wine Bar looking good.

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Brooklyn was all up in the place.

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This Christmas, Santa saw one of the SWAG sisters reading “The Man Curse.” The elf and his silly friends voted her: Naughty, for explicit sex scenes.

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Met some new fans. Signed some autographs.

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Moms and daughters came out.

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Sisters grabbed the mic to testify and talk about curses, children, love, and themselves.

 

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A few dudes came through, posted up on the wall, made some comments, but this event was for the ladies.

 

 

 

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We infiltrated Therapy Wine Bar. Man Curse everything, everywhere.

 

You missed it? PURCHASE & DOWLOAD today at TheManCurse.com

Raqiyah Mays Honored with “Life Changers” Award

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2015 by Raqiyah Mays

Raqiyah Mays Honored with “Life Changers” Award

December 15, 2015 Rita Haywood, WNBA legend Teresa Weatherspoon, & Sadara Miner honor Life Changers in NYC! It was such a beautiful event.

Gave my very first acceptance speech…EVER! I was nervous till I got on the mic. My mother recorded and posted the speech to Youtube. Look…

Click below to see some pictures from the magical night!

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#PRESS 7 African-American Journalists Doing Their Thing [Words by: BET.com]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 18, 2015 by Raqiyah Mays

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#PRESS 7 African-American Journalists Doing Their Thing
[Words by: BET.com]

Take notes, Ms. Mays is the coolest hip hop journalist. She has writer for publications such as VibeXXL, The Source and Complex, just to name a few…

To read more and check out the rest of the list, go to BET.com.

Purchase and Download The Man Curse at
Themancurse.com & Amazon.com

Testimonial #22: The Truth about The Man Curse.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 18, 2015 by Raqiyah Mays

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Testimonial #22: The Truth about The Man Curse.

“I like this book… The premise of a whole family of women (generation after generation) being cursed by men kept me going… Glad I stayed with the story [because] I enjoyed the book.”
– Liz, via GoodReads.com

The Man Curse’ is on sale now!
Purchase & Download at www.TheManCurse.com

Amazon http://amzn.to/1Va77VD

Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/1hjCwCe

iBooks http://apple.co/1PdGZ7p

#Press RAQIYAH MAYS TALKS MOTHERHOOD AND HOW TO BREAK “THE MAN CURSE” [Words by: Yolanda Baruch, Madamenoire.com]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 16, 2015 by Raqiyah Mays

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#Press RAQIYAH MAYS TALKS MOTHERHOOD AND HOW TO BREAK “THE MAN CURSE”
[Words by: Y. Baruch]

Raqiyah Mays is every bit a renaissance woman: she is a mother, a journalist, radio and television personality, stage actress, and activist. Now she can add newly minted published author to her resume.  As the author of “The Man Curse,” she tells the fictional story of a young woman named Meena, who spends her life trying to break the man curse and become the first woman in her family to marry.

Raqiyah is determined to show how multi-faceted are working moms.  In addition to her book tour, she is also traveling with the Limited clothing stores as part of their “New Look of Leadership” campaign.  Mommynoire had the pleasure to catch up with Raqiyah to talk about her new novel.

To read more, go to MadameNOIRE.

Purchase and Download The Man Curse at
Themancurse.com & Amazon.com

 

Testimonial #21: The Truth about The Man Curse.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 16, 2015 by Raqiyah Mays

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Testimonial #21: The Truth about The Man Curse.

“Loved it… a page turner from beginning to end. Very relatable characters and experiences. Could see this as a movie for sure! Great job to the author!”
– Tracee, via Amazon.com

The Man Curse’ is on sale now!
Purchase & Download at www.TheManCurse.com

Amazon http://amzn.to/1Va77VD

Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/1hjCwCe

iBooks http://apple.co/1PdGZ7p

#PRESS “The Man Curse” by Raqiyah Mays [Words by: AniYa A.]

Posted in Uncategorized on December 14, 2015 by Raqiyah Mays

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#PRESS “The Man Curse” by Raqiyah Mays
[Words by: AniYa A.]

Do you think you are cursed in your love life? Or have you had some strange issues happen in your family and you’ve never been the same since? Well, stop everything and read the following:

The time has come and it is an absolute pleasure and honor to write this blog about none other than Ms. Raqiyah Mays who is doing so much and it is a blessing to know her. In the following you will see photos of this Leader from her latest photo shoot where she was one of the women selected for The Limited’s “The NEW Look of Leadership” campaign but also you will learn more about her NEW book which is hitting the world wide web on November 16th and you can support her by buying her book at the following: themancurse.com, barnesandnoble.com, amazon, ibooks, and at Google play.

To read more, go to PrayedForFreedom.

Purchase and Download The Man Curse at
Themancurse.com & Amazon.com

Testimonial #20: The Truth about The Man Curse.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2015 by Raqiyah Mays

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Testimonial #20: The Truth about The Man Curse.

“Initially, I thought ‘The Man Curse’ was going to be about man bashing. However, once I began reading…I was hooked. It was a juicy, sexy, page turner that is easily relatable to any woman… Ms. Mays nailed it with her first effort.”
– JazzyPauli, via barnesandnoble.com

The Man Curse’ is on sale now!
Purchase & Download at www.TheManCurse.com

Amazon http://amzn.to/1Va77VD

Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/1hjCwCe

iBooks http://apple.co/1PdGZ7p

#Press A Little Respect & Romance | African American Fiction (and More) [Words by: Rollie Welch, Library Journal]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2015 by Raqiyah Mays

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#Press A Little Respect & Romance | African American Fiction (and More)
[Words by: Rollie Welch Via Library Journal]

Meena Butler has spent most of her life falling for all sorts of men only to end up emotionally hurt. Likewise the other women in her family suffer from the man curse. When they gather for holidays, the trash talking is priceless, and one of Meena’s aunts scoffs at the notion of love, calling men “dogs, all of them.” Meena loses her virginity, swears off boys but keeps meeting Mr. Right Now. She breezes through lots of relationships including an office romance, hooking up with a married guy, and taking a turn at Match.com where she seeks love as long as he’s between 28 and 40 and lives within a 30-mile radius. Trusted friend Meredith plays the role of Meena’s muse at the ready with good ganja to ease her pain. Somehow, we hope Meena finds her happy ever after.

VERDICT: There’s a lot to like about this ebook original. Meena has a good heart but manages to make lousy decisions with men, a problem that will have many female readers nodding in agreement. Making her fiction debut with a novel that is equally raw, profane, and touching, Mays is a promising author to watch.

To read more, go to LibraryJournal.com

Purchase and Download The Man Curse at
Themancurse.com & Amazon.com

Testimonial #19: The Truth about The Man Curse.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 11, 2015 by Raqiyah Mays

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Testimonial #19: The Truth about The Man Curse.

“I couldn’t put this book down once I started. It was an easy read and will have you on a rollercoaster of emotions. My kind of book to keep your interest peaked in all categories, drama, suspense, sex, violence, humor. It has it all. Look forward to more from the author, well done!!”
– Love2ReadEverything, via barnesandnoble.com

The Man Curse’ is on sale now!
Purchase & Download at www.TheManCurse.com

Amazon http://amzn.to/1Va77VD

Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/1hjCwCe

iBooks http://apple.co/1PdGZ7p