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New book suggestion Posted on 04-06-2017
philadelphia, PA

Hey all! Sooo, I'm not sure what everyone is reading, I just hope that it's something :-)  But, if you're looking for a new read, I'd like to make a suggestion.

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is J.B. Vample and I am the author of "The College Life Series", which is a nine book, fiction series that surrounds the lives of five young black women and follows their journey through their four years of college. This character driven series is unique as there are not many books, if any, that feature a black ensemble cast in a college setting. The series touches on many issues that affect college aged students such as class pressure, family drama, personal drama, secrets, relationships, discovery and friendship. It also has plenty of humor.  The first three books of the series are published, with book four set to be released late spring.

I'd like to suggest at least the first book of the series "College Life 101: Freshman Orientation" as a new read for yourself or even for a book club, I believe that this book and ultimately the entire series will make for great book club reads due to the different characters and story lines, which make for great discussions.

Here is the synopsis:

"When it comes to life, class is always in session

Leaving home for the first time to attend college is stressful enough. But when the roommate lottery of Paradise Valley University strikes, it produces couples who have absolutely nothing in common; causing personality clashes which takes the stress to a whole new level. Dismay hits Sidra Howard, the prim and proper princess, when she contemplates spending an entire semester with Chasity Parker, the troubled beauty with a sharp tongue and even sharper claws. Malajia Simmons, a boy crazed, attention seeking diva, is no happier. Not only does she get stuck with the upper bunk bed, she has to share a triple room with Alexandra Chisolm, a nosey and overbearing, self proclaimed “know-it-all”. But even the meddling Alexandra isn’t as bad as Emily Harris, the shy, mommy’s girl with a non-existent backbone.

Coming to college to escape her home life, Chasity hopes to get through the semester without any problems. Her hopes are tainted once she begins to have to resist the advances of a determined football star, on top of dealing with family drama which seems to have followed her. Alexandra’s need to fix everyone’s problems not only rubs her roommates the wrong way, it also causes her to fall blind to the problems brewing with the boyfriend that she left behind. Eventually she’ll be forced to face the issues head on. Emily’s refusal to come out of her shell is too much to handle for party girl Malajia, whose main purpose is to have fun and be seen. The same doesn’t apply to Sidra, who’s more concerned with trying to keep her over-the-top stress level under control.

These five young women try to handle family drama, pressure, and conflicts; all while trying to maintain their grades. They quickly learn that college life isn’t what they expected and must adapt to their new environment if they ever hope to make it through their first semester."

Pretty cool right? (I sure hope so ). Please feel free to check out my website www.jbvample.com for some reviews, synopsis, sample chapters, Author Q&A, social media connects and purchase links. Should you decide to check the series, I hope that you enjoy.

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