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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tour Stop - AAMBC Book Tour Blog

On March 30, I am visiting AAMBC Tours Blog for my 2009 AAMBC Spring Virtual Tour. Visit me at the link below and leave a comment. It is not too late. I would appreciate it. Thank you!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

1st Annual Barbeque Battle and Fundraiser!

You're invited to a Barbeque Battle and Fundraiser to help support Southern Nevada Children First, an agency which provides Transitional Housing, Advocacy, and Education for pregnant and mothering teens. Please join me and help support a wonderful case. I am a vendor, so stop by and say "hi" or purchase a copy of The Food Temptress.

1st Annual Charity BBQ Battle benefiting Southern Nevada Children First
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Nevada Partners Culinary Training Academy
710 W. Lake Mead Blvd., North Las Vegas, NV
Call for Advance Tickets at (702) 440-9390

Admission is $10 for Adults, $5 for children (6yrs. to 12 yrs)
FREE for children age 5 and under

This year we'll also have a "People's Choice Award". You will be offered samples of some of the Tastiest BBQ in Las Vegas, and choose who you think is the BEST!

Local chefs and restaurants, will compete in three categories; Meats, Sauce and Sides...YUM! Our invited judges, include Chef Sterling Bupree of the Nevada Partners~Culinary Training Academy and Chef Jeff Henderson, of the Food Network's "Chef Jeff Project

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tour Stop - Simply Said Reading Accessories


Today, I am visiting Simply Said Reading Accessories on the 2009 AAMBC Spring Virtual Book Tour. Visit me at the link below and leave a comment. I would appreciate it. Thank you!

Rekaya Gibson, Author
The Food Temptress

Friday, March 20, 2009

Can We All Just Get Along?

I never thought that I would ever quote Rodney King, let alone make it a title for a blog post. On March 19, I was watching a morning news program. One of the anchors thought the whole Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Bruce Willis, and Emma Hemming relationship was strange. What is so strange about divorcee being civil towards one another? No matter the reason, all parties should show respect. You would show it to a stranger. Why wouldn’t you to someone you once committed your life to? I get tired of media folks making off-the-cuff remarks. I believe it sets the tone for a culture of dysfunction, especially for individuals that believe what they see and hear on television.

My parents got a divorce when I was young. They were polite to each other. Matter of fact, now that I am young-at-heart, they still do. There have been many days when my dad and his wife visit my mom’s home for some event or celebration.

Hey media dude, it is not strange; it is proper! {Knock! Knock! I’m knocking on the computer screen.} Do not believe the hype people!

So, are you a civil divorcee or are you full of animosity? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Black Pearls eMagazine Author Spotlight

I am featured on the Black Pearls eMagazine Blog. Their goal is to provide readers with quality literature and an insider's look at the life of a community leader, writer or artist. Please take a moment and visit the blog to view my showcase; I am on the front page. The link is below for your convenience.

Thank you!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Is there a perfect recipe to mold the perfect man?

Looking for a good book with a spice of comedy, a dash of reality, and whole heaping of good cuisine? Look no further than THE FOOD TEMPTRESS by Rekaya Gibson.

New Orleans native Ambrosia was looking for the same thing a lot of young women want but few find; a good man. With the help of her late Nana's recipes she hopes to create the perfect potion to create the perfect man. Will she succeed?

I laughed at some of Ambrosia's attempts at creating Mr. Right and her quick wit. I also stole a few of those recipes to see if they'll work on my husband, LOL.

On a more serious note, reading about Hurricane Katrina in the final chapter of this book took my mind back in time and my heart goes out to the victims and survivors of that disaster.

I recommend this book to readers of all genres and I look forward to more from Ms. Rekaya Gibson.

4 1/2 STARS
Linda R. Herman

Linda R. Herman, Co-Founder of Authors Supporting Authors

Friday, March 13, 2009

Rekaya Gibson Joins AAMBC 2009 Spring Virtual Book Tour

For Immediate Release

(San Antonio, Texas, March 12, 2009). Rekaya Gibson is an author to know. Rekaya is a writer, speaker, consultant and researcher. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, she was pursuing a doctorate in Political Science. Miss Gibson has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Indiana University.

On March 15, 2009 Rekaya Gibson will collaborate with AAMBC, a online book promoter, to promote her latest release, The Food Temptress. With the connection and partnership from literary reviewers, online radio shows, and professional book reviewers the spring tour will showcase her novel to its full extent. Her novel is a delight in itself as she creates a story about a woman willing to go over and beyond to create the perfect man. The novel is published under Xpress Youself Publishing Company.

The AAMBC Spring Virtual Book Tour will collaborate with Professional Book Reviewer Adrienna Turner, A Date with Destiny Radio Show, Dangerous Lee, Sable Lit Reviews, Step Up Sista Magazine, and the Professional Blog of Shelia Goss. To lean more about the tour visit AAMBC at

Find out more about Rekaya Gibson at


Interview w/ Adrienna Turner
Saturday, March 14, 2009 @ 10:00 p.m. (CST)
Call-in number is 347-308-8612

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Recently, I conducted a poll asking, "What is Your Favorite Southern Dessert?" Well, the winner is the pecan pie. To view pecan pie recipes, go to the Pecan Pie Recipe web site at the link below. I appreciate everyone that took the time to vote. Thank you.

Monday, March 9, 2009


…well, red beans and rice of course!

Throughout Louisiana, it was customary for women to cook a pot of red beans while they washed clothes on Mondays. It simmered all day with the leftover pork bones from Sunday. Most restaurants and households still serve up the traditional dish; however, a side of smoked sausages or fried pork chops comes with it.

This is an inexpensive meal to try. The ingredients from a discount store will cost less than $10. Eat the beans and rice with meat or without, depending on your diet and/or budget. There are no rules, just good eating and tradition.

What meal tip do you have for saving money?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I have a confession to make to the world...I watch The Bachelor. In spite of my emails to ABC to feature a bachelor and bachelorette of color, I am addicted to the reality dating show. The finale had the Hollywood twist that we long for in great romance movies - I will not bore you with the details. Unfortunately, Melissa ended up hurt by it. Perhaps her parents were smart not to appear on the show; it saved them the embarrassment. I cannot help but to think that the audience was set-up.

Anyway, the show made me think about my previous relationships. Did I let someone go prematurely? Yes. Do I think it was a mistake? No. Do I have any regrets? You decide.

I watched him walk away with his head downward. I felt bad. I wanted to stop him from leaving, but I could not bring myself to do it. I told myself, “I made my decision; it's final.” However, I realized that I still loved him. I figured it would subside eventually. It never did.

If you regret letting someone go, what would you say to him or her if you had the chance?