The "Glorious" Book Blogger Contest!

A decade ago Bernice L. McFadden burst on the literary scene with her award-winning debut Sugar, which touched the hearts of thousands.

Six critically acclaimed, award winning novels later, Bernice McFadden is back with GLORIOUS - her most thought provoking novel yet!

Glorious is an extraordinary story set against the backdrops of the Jim Crow South, the Harlem Renaissance, and the civil rights era.

The story opens on a hot, steamy July 4th in 1910 as “The Fight of the Century” comes to an end and Jack Johnson becomes the first ever African-American Heavy Weight Champion of the World. This event sets off a series of violent, racial eruptions around the country and in the small town of Waycross, Georgia, the life of a young Easter Venetta Bartlett is forever changed.

Glorious follows the life of Easter Venetta Bartlett, a fictional Harlem Renaissance writer whose tumultuous path to success, ruin, and revival offers a candid portrait of the American experience in all its beauty and cruelty.

It is a tale woven with historical events and figures of the time. Langston Hughes, Carl Van Vechten, A’Lelia Walker, Nancy Cunard, Marcus Garvey, Horace Liveright and many other historical characters make appearances through out the story.

Glorious will be released in USA & Canada on May 1st, 2010 and in the UK on June 3rd, 2010

The Give-A-Way:

3 Lucky Bloggers will receive a $50 American Express Gift Card + 3 Autographed Books from Authors published with Akashic Books.

The Rules:

• - The first seventy-five (75) Book Bloggers with fifty (50) or more followers to send an email to:

with your name/addresss/blog url - will receive a copy of GLORIOUS.

• - The Book Blogger must read Glorious and post his/her review on their blog no later 11PM on April 30th, 2010

• - In order to be considered for the prize Bloggers must leave the "Link" to their review in the comment section of this post.

• - You will receive an extra entry if you grab the "I Love Bernice L. McFadden" button and place it on your blog.

• - You will receive a *bonus* entry if you mention this contest on your blog

• – If you’d like to enter you must be a Book Blogger

• – You must be 18 years or older (Under 18, get your parents to enter.)

• – US/Canada/UK residents only.

• – Winners will be notified by email on May 1st, 2010.



Jennifer said...

I sent an email.

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Sheila Deeth said...

I just sent you an email. Wonderful competition and I hope you get lots of great reviews.

SandyM204 said...

Just sent you an email! Thanks, Sandy

sandym204 @ gmail dot com

Deb said...

I sent an email. Thanks so much for the opportunity to read and review this book.

tweezle said...

I just sent you an email. Thanks so much!
tweezle at gmail dot com

Girl on a Mission said...

This is very exciting since I've been looking forward to this one. I've sent an email. Can't wait to catch you in NY!


Haleyknitz said...

I just sent you an e-mail. I can't wait!

Melissa said...

I just sent an email...thank you! :)

Tami said...

Sent an email - thank you!

Yasmin said...

Sending an email now.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

I'm so excited -- sending you an email now!!

Diamond McKenzie said...

This is a great contest.

Anonymous said...

Email sent and reply received.


Anonymous said...

I've placed your "I Love Bernice L. McFadden" button on my right sidebar HERE


Katy said...

Oh fantastic! I was already looking forward to your book (the time period it is set in definitely grabbed my interest) so I'd love to have a chance to read & review it on my blog! Just sent an e-mail. :)

Bingo said...

Thanks, Bernice! I am sending an email. I also became a follower of your blog. Hope you might follow mine if you have time. Thanks!

Chrystal said...

I wish I had 50 or more (blog) followers so I could participant. I have Twitter followers but not blog followers. Good Luck to all.

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

E-Mail sent! Great contest!

Sheila Deeth said...

I have a short review posted on my blog at, including mention of the contest. And I've linked to, and posted a longer review on gather at I really enjoyed the book!

Janet Ruth said...

I have posted my review and a giveaway at Along the Way

Marian said...

Hi Bernice,

Posted review and giveaway at Flights of Fantasy. Thanks again!

tweezle said...

Hi Bernice!

I've posted my review/giveaway (March 30th):

I have your button on my blog (right hand sidebar)
Just One More Paragraph

I posted about the contest (on Feb 27)

Thanks so much for the chance to review this superb book and for the drawing!!!
tweezle at gmail dot com

june said...

The review and giveaway is posted here:

Your button is posted on my right side bar. I wish you much success!

june said...

My link specific to your post isn't highlighting above, so I'll just leave the general blog link:

Katy said...

Here's my review. Thank you for the opportunity!

Tami said...

What a wonderful book! :)

Deb said...


I posted about the review and contest plus added your button to my site.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

You can find my review HERE

Pricilla said...

My review is posted

Thanks so much for the opportunity. I truly enjoyed the book

Vera said...

Hi Bernice!

Our review is posted here:

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

My review is posted:

Thanks again!!

Zibilee said...

Bernice, thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to read your wonderful book. I loved it!!

My review has been posted as well. Here is the link:

Aths said...

Thanks Bernice for sending me this book to review. I truly enjoyed it!

Here is my review.

Bingo said...

I enjoyed spending two days on my blog as BERNICE McFADDEN days where I was able to do a giveaway and review not only GLORIOUS but SUGAR as well. You can find the last part of 4 posts that includes the GLORIOUS review here:

Eva said...

My review's up! :)

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

My review is posted! Thank you for the opportunity. I really loved the story!


Haleyknitz said...


I also have the button on my blog thanks!

Marq said...

Here's my review. I know I'm late.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for allowing me to review Glorious. My review is here:

Again, thank you. Your books have a way of inspiring me to be a better and stronger woman.

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

Thank you for the chance to review your book! Here is the link to the review :

Tara SG -

Kristi said...

Hi - My review/giveaway is up -

I also have your butten in my left sidebar. Thank you so much for this opportunity. I was enthralled with this book!

Jennifer (Crazy-for-Books) said...

Were the winners announced?

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Praise for Glorious

"McFadden's lively and loving rendering of New York hews closely to the jazz-inflected city of myth . . . McFadden has a wonderful ear for dialogue, and her entertaining prose equally accommodates humor and pathos." 
--New York Times Book Review

"She brings Harlem to astounding life . . . Easter's hope for love to overthrow hate . . . cogently stands for America's potential, and McFadden's novel is a triumphant portrayal of the ongoing quest." 
--Publishers Weekly

"Bernice L. McFadden's novel Glorious, which starts with a bang-up prologue, has a strong main character (based in part on Zora Neale Hurston), hard-driving prose, and historic sweep of several decades, including the years of the Harlem Renaissance, which has always fascinated me." 
--Jane Ciabattari, National Book Critics Circle President

"The book is sweeping in scope and brings to life the tenuous existence of an African-American artist in the early twentieth century." 

"I hadn't read a word of hers before Glorious, but I will follow her from now on." 
--Alan Cheuse, NPR

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