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The Street Life Series by Kevin M. Weeks Tops African American Literary Reading List for 2007 Holiday Season

Contact: Xlibris Marketing Services, 610-915-5214


ATLANTA, Nov. 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- According to the Holiday 2007 Jupiter Report, "Online retail sales for holiday 2007 will increase by 20% over 2006." This news is encouraging for authors, such as Kevin M. Weeks, whose online book sales constitute a large portion of book revenue. Even more exciting for Xlibris Author Kevin M. Weeks is the fact that "The Street Life Series: Is It Suicide or Murder?" debut novel is listed in the MosaicBooks.com 2007 Bestseller List. Also last week, Conversations Book Club included The Street Life Series in their "Best Kept Literary Secrets of 2007" recommended reading list.


Literary enthusiasts attribute Kevin M. Weeks' success to his storytelling ability as well as his fresh approach of incorporating old school wisdom to guide the main character, Teco Jackson, through his life's journey throughout the urban murder mystery series. "The Street Life Series: Is It Suicide or Murder?" by Kevin M. Weeks is a 2007 New York Book Festival award winner and received a 2007 Hollywood Book Festival as well as 2007 Do It Yourself (DIY) Book Festival Honorable Mention. Also, being listed in the prestigious African American bestseller and reading lists of MosiacBooks.com and Conversations Book Club respectively are great achievements for a self-published author. Find out more information about "The Street Life Series: Is It Suicide or Murder?" by visiting www.thestreetlifeseries.com.


About MosaicBooks.com

MosaicBooks.com Bestseller List uses a formulated system, which not only values the sale, but also the propensity of the book lover to research books online and then to make their purchase at the local bookstore. MosaicBooks.com was founded in 1996 by Ron Kavanaugh and was the first site dedicated to showcasing Black literature on the internet. This innovative endeavor has resulted in a leadership role in marketing books directly to readers interested in African-American books from large and small publishers as well as self publishers.


About Conversations Book Club

Just in time for the holiday season, Conversations Book Club released its picks for "Best Kept Literary Secrets of 2007". Over the past 12 months, upwards of 100 titles were read. The "Best Kept Literary Secrets of 2007" was created with one mission in mind, which is to inform readers of books which may appear under the radar by many mainstream outlets but are still excellent treasures. Founded by Cyrus A. Webb, Conversations Book Club is the largest literary organization in the state of Mississippi, and ranked the number one internet searched book club for the state. In addition, Cyrus Webb has partnered with a variety of organizations to implement community reading programs similar to Conversations across the country.


Book Description from the Publisher:

Kevin M. Weeks introduces a new series of steamy, suspenseful, and realistic drama from the streets. In the debut novel, Teco Jackson joins the Strictly Business (SB) Crew and gets the alias Homicide from the SB Crew boss, Mujaheed Bashi Fiten. When Bashi promotes Homicide to be his right hand man, Homicide gets into a major power struggle with the only female and toughest SB Crew member, Gail Indigo Que, a.k.a. GQ. Living an eventful life seemed promising for Homicide until there is a major take down and Bashi disappears. Back on the streets of Philadelphia, Homicide hears lots of talk about Bashi's whereabouts and the names of those who are involved. Will Homicide and GQ set aside their differences to discover the truth? Now Homicide is on a binge to find who snatched up his boss and to pay them back in a way that no one would ever think. The street life, is it suicide or murder?


The Street Life Series * by Kevin M. Weeks

Is it Suicide or Murder?

Trade Paperback: Retail $15.99; 1-4257-1104-9; 189 pages;

Cloth Hardback: Retail $22.99; 1-4257-1105-7; 189 pages

Publication Date: September 2006

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Distributors/Wholesalers: Ingram; Baker & Taylor


How to purchase the book: Online at barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, booksamillion.com, other online bookstores, or request a copy at your local bookstore.


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