These representatives have been chosen to preserve The Black Element of the various cities that they represent. Beginning today you will meet all 11 of them. They will encompass a journey of learning, legacies, struggles, and love. Because of their unique qualities, these men have been crowned kings in their communities.
BAES OF JUNETEENTH
Publisher : Coffee'd Pink Creative LLC
Publication date : June 7, 2023
Genre: Black and African American Romance
After opening a cultural community center in the heart of Chicago, Porter Crowne is determined to make The Blackout Fest the best Juneteenth celebration yet. Especially when chosen as Mr. Black Chicago. Partnering with influential members of the community will ensure its success. However, if you aren’t following the plan, you’re in his way just like the curvy, feisty vlogger who argues with every suggestion he has.
Popular influencer, Alanna Raven, has had much success as a body-positive educator. When she gets the call to join The Blackout Fest planning committee, she’s all in. With a new strategic partnership on the line, she has one chance to shoot her shot. However, she has a deep secret. One that could threaten everything she’s worked so hard for. And unfortunately, the one person who can help seal the deal is a man whose mind and body infuriates her more than it should.
In the Baes of Juneteenth multi-author series, we invite you to journey to different cities to celebrate Juneteenth with the men of Mr. Black, an organization honoring Black love, Black culture, and Black history.
This Books & Booze Pair received a 5-star rating.
Today, we hear from Porter Crowne, he is representing Chicago and it is not a surprise of his nomination. He comes from good stock and a legacy of leaders that have had a watchful eye on the community dating back to his great-grandfather.
Being the first-born son of Pharoah "Patron" Crowne, it is no surprise the title comes with big expectations. His father is the king of the streets and nothing happens without it has his approval. It is his father's legacy that he has embraced until his conscience and heart start a war, and he begins to make different moves.
During his time of living in the shadows of his father, Porter has had to make many sacrifices; one that has never really set well with him. Since becoming the Mr. Black of the Chicago Chapter, he has begun to step out of the shadow of Pharoah Crowne and reclaim the destiny that only he can fulfill.
Alanna Raven has lived under the protection of her father's rules & restrictions, which has been stifling at times. She is a popular influencer that helps people realize the power within themselves, just being who they are. Her followers love her energy and when she actually wants to practice what she teaches, she seeks out the one person that can help liberate her. Now is the time to claim what has been rightfully hers. Of course, this may be going against one of her father's forbidden rules.
What I love about this story is this couple, and how they navigate the complexities of their families and become leaders in the community, combining the old and new legacies and making a platform for the next generation to follow. I can't forget the family aspect of this, the author gave us a glimpse of Pharoah as powerful a man he is, there is no shame in being venerable and showing love to his son. The show of love and acceptance with Pharoah and Porter is heartwarming. These scenes with Pharoah and his kids remain a favorite of mine.
My Book & Booze Crew; here is a suggested drink pair OTR Aviation: It is made with Larios, a lighter-tasting juniper, and citrus gin. Classic flavors of dry cherry, lemon, and a hint of violet make the overall profile flavorful and distinctive.
The single-serving bottle can give you a nice mellow feel, now if you happen to hit the button for the bonus scenes, you might choose more than one single serve...IJS
What you appreciated most about the On The Rocks drinks are; 1. they are ready to pour...straight from the store to glass; 2. they are very tasty, without having to go to the bar, 3. they come in single servings.
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