This virtual book tour is for Marlene Banks, author of Son of a Preacherman (June 2012, Lift Every Voice Imprint, Moody Publishers)
About the Book
A historical romance novel set in the 1920s in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Son of a Preacherman depicts the highly segregated life of African Americans in the Greenwood District, in Northern Tulsa and the tensions leading up to the Tulsa Race Riots.
Billy Ray Matthias is the handsome younger son of the church’s new pastor. Benny is the daughter of the oil rich Freeman family. Billy Ray is convinced that Benny is the woman God would have him settle down with. Benny, on the other hand, recently had her heart broken. She is not the least bit interested in getting involved anytime soon. As Billy’s pursuit of Benny intensifies, so does the political and social climate in the prosperous African American neighborhood known as the Greenwood District..
Racial tensions in Tulsa escalate when Dick Rowland, a black man, is accused by a local newspaper of raping Sarah Page, a white woman, on an elevator. Ethan Freeman (Benny’s brother) and Maynard Vaughn (a radical white attorney and Ethan’s mentor) despite continuous threats put their weight and energy behind helping Dick. While the White Glove Society, a racist group seeks to destroy not only Dick but all the African Americans in this successful black owned community.
As tensions come to a head and violence breaks out, Billy and Benny are caught up in the heat of chaos. He vows to keep her safe but will Benny let him?
Will faith in God be enough to sustain the people of the community as their lives are changed forever by deadly acts of hatred.
About the Author
MARLENE BANKS resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to being a prolific writer she has an associate degree in Theology from Rhema Bible Institute in Keysville, Virginia and is currently pursuing studies to initiate a Christian counseling ministry. Marlene is a member of Bethel Deliverance International Church in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. Her work resume includes forty years in nursing and business.
A divine gift of storytelling with her unique voice and love of Christ creates engaging and inspirational novels. She considers her fiction writing an avenue to communicate the Gospel and Christian principles. It is also Marlene’s goal to bridge the gap between faith-based and secular literature. SON OF A PREACHERMAN is her second release.
Visit her online at http://www.marlenebanks.com/
Virtual Book Tour Schedule
WEEK 1 – Week of June 4
Monday, June 4, 2012
All The Buzz Reviews
Black Authors Network with Ella Curry
8:30 pm EST
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Create a Unique Experience
WEEK 2 – Week of June 11
Friday, June 15, 2012
WEEK 3 – Week of June 18
Monday, June 18, 2012
Reading Rendezvous Reviews
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Authors and Readers Book Corner
WEEK 4 – Week of June 25
Monday, June 25, 2012
Black Writers Showcase
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Author’s Hideaway
Thursday, June 28, 2012