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Just a reminder that in honor of Woman's History Month, The Elevator Group is offering to our readers FREE copies of books which were finalists in the African American fiction category in the 2009 National Best Books Awards.  These books are Land Mines, by Sheilah Vance and Head Deacon, Tails Devil, by P.J. McCalla.  (details at


But, you only have until Thursday, March 31st to get your order in!











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Offer Expires: March 31, 2011
Heads Deacons, Tails Devil by P. J. McCalla


Set in a small town in the early 1900's, Heads Deacon Tails Devil is the story of Robert Grant, an elementary school teacher and long-standing deacon and spirit-stirring soloist at Nazarene Baptist Church, who shows his best side to his adoring, unsuspecting public, but is the devil incarnate at home with his wife, Rachel, and their five children. When Mom Maggie, Rachel's strong and wise mother, steps in, she uses her prophetic gifts, cunning and mother-wit to start to turn things around.  With the grace of God and the help of friends, can they protect the family and show Robert that the devil is a liar?

 Heads Deacon cover 

"...a curious and highly recommended story not to be missed."--Midwest Book Review/Small Press Watch

" incredibly intense novel....McCalla really hit this issue [abusive relationships] on the head with her story...I highly recommend [it]..."--Reader


" engrossing tale. ...This story was heart-wrenching and almost had me in tears....An excellent debut novel! "--OOSA Online Book Club


Click - Heads Deacon, Tails Devil for more information about the book. 


Land Mines by Sheilah Vance

Land Mines cover


Carolyn James' life looked perfect.  Then her husband left her for his yoga instructor. Come inside her journal as she rediscovers and reinvents herself while rebuilding her life and that of her two preteen children--all the while navigating the land mines of separation, divorce and dating again.


   "The protagonist's struggles and reliance on God will appeal to most female readers and those who have had to reinvent themselves after life-altering situations. Recommended for women's fiction and African American fiction collections. ---Library Journal 

"...Even those not going through this particular struggle can identify with [the main character's] financial worries, concerns about her children's emotions and her fears about the future....a quick and entertaining read."---News Herald, Ohio


"A splendidly real and candid peak into the human psyche through the heart of a woman.  Sheilah Vance demonstrates an extraordinary talent for rare honesty, a genuine understanding of life's struggles, and compelling writing bound to get you up on your feet and off the couch.  Oprah--I recommend this one to you." -----Marlene F. Watson, Ph.D., LMFT, Chair of Drexel University's Couple & Family Therapy Department; former Good Loving Columnist for Heart & Soul Magazine  


"Any woman who's been through a separation and divorce, and managed to come out on the other side with her wits and heart intact, will appreciate this Paoli-based writer's inventive take on one of life's most painful experiences. Part divorce survival guide, part self-help book, this fictional novel is written journal style. In the end, Land Mines proves that fairy tales are just that. But happiness and peace are there for the taking." ---Main Line Today magazine   


Click - Land Mines for more information about the book. 

Get Your Copies Today!!

These two power house books tell of the struggles, strengths and triumphs of women. When we share the good, the bad and the ugly, we give people the tools to "Rise Above".


We hope you find these books inspiring as well as uplifting. Remember--your order form must be postmarked by March 31! 


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Sheilah Vance, President & CEO
The Elevator Group