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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Santimanitay
« on: March 22, 2014, 09:07:41 AM »
I'm back! yay yay. What an experience.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / An Invitement
« on: January 10, 2014, 10:29:47 AM »
Happy New year everyone!
Long time!

I will be in T&T to launch my two latest novels at:

Friday, March 7

We kinda running out of room for everyone, the guest list is full. But if y'all want to come, meet yours truly, get the books, lime lil bit, I would be pleased and humble.
Otherwise, the books should be available through Paper Based Bookshop in Cascade and Metropolitan bookshop in POS

Walk good!

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Santimanitay
« on: October 15, 2013, 06:23:57 PM »
Across From Lapeyrouse
Santimanitay (the sequel)

are both available on:
Barnes and (NOOK)

Have you read them yet?  ;D

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Santimanitay
« on: September 14, 2013, 11:46:56 PM »
Received word from NALIS to begin sending my guest list for the launch.

If you will be in T&T and would like to attend (it's a double launch of both books) on Friday, March 7th, 2014, please send your name and postal mail address to:
You will get an auto-acknowledgement of your email within 24 hours. If you don't get one, it means your email was not received.
Thanks for all the support, guys!


Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Santimanitay
« on: August 06, 2013, 08:15:05 PM »

Trinidad Guardian
Sunday, August 4, 2013

(for full text, please contact

Joy and anguish meet in the middle
written by: Roslyn Carrington

I wouldn’t exactly call Santimanitay, Nathalie Taghaboni’s follow-up to Across from Lapeyrouse, either a prequel or a sequel. It’s more like a before-and-after-quel or an alongside-quel. It supports, explains, and fleshes out the first book, and yet is fulsome and self-contained enough to stand on its own, even if you haven’t yet read its predecessor.
Much of the narrative focuses on the romance between Carlton and the beautiful Haitian doctor, Helene, whereas previously she lingered on the fringes of the Savanoy children’s consciousness as their father’s outside woman. Again, it takes great talent to make a reader root for the survival of an extramarital affair, not only because the love between the couple is so genuine, so palpable, but also because the marriage Carlton is seeking escape from was spawned in the darkest pit of hell.
Remy emerges as a tragic figure, longing for his father’s acceptance, craving his mother’s love, and desperately searching for his identity. Between wrestling with illicit drugs, struggling with his sexuality, trying his best to be a good big brother and battling constant ill-health, he has few truly happy moments. And in the same way that movie-goers who hang around until after the credits roll get a delightful mini-scene, like an after-dinner mint that sweetens the whole meal, Santimanitay waits until the very end to reveal the secret of Remy’s paternity. And I guarantee it will make you drop your coffee.
As you’d expect from a Taghaboni novel, Carnival itself is a character, with all its splendid colour and noise. Mas and sex feed off each other, and if you’ve ever wondered what role a gigantic King costume can play in a superheated sexual encounter—well, maybe you haven’t, but work with me here—there’s a scene that will explain all you ever wanted to know, but were afraid to ask.
Santimanitay is teeming with living, breathing characters. Some you’ll love, some you’ll hate, but none will leave you untouched. And as humorous as it is, there’s a thread of tragedy running through this tapestry that just might leave you in tears. If it does, take a deep breath, put the book down—if you can—and go for a short walk. Then come back and attack it once again...without mercy.
Santimanitay by Nathalie Taghaboni is available from Amazon as an e-book and will be released in paperback in October. The local launch takes place on March 7th, 2014; feel free to contact NALIS to be put on the guest list. Booksellers and fans can reach her at

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Santimanitay
« on: August 04, 2013, 04:12:49 PM »
Anybody saw the review of Santimanitay in today's Trinidad Guardian (WomanWise)?

I haven't seen it yet. Could someone scan or photograph it for me? ah begging!


Nevermind! Got it! Stellar review, yaaaay!  ;D

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Santimanitay
« on: July 15, 2013, 06:32:10 PM »
The sequel is ready for download on Amazon!
All yuh ready?
Come troo!
21 and over please.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Santimanitay
« on: July 09, 2013, 06:07:11 PM »

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Santimanitay
« on: July 07, 2013, 02:09:53 PM »
thanks guys!

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Santimanitay
« on: July 02, 2013, 12:07:30 PM »
Cocorite, thanks!

The first book was not that big for you to STILL be reading it, Dutts. Yuh does sound out each word or what?
I will have a 2nd edition of AFL also. That first edition suffered from editing nightmares that still haunts me - some harsh lessons learned.

But in all seriousness, this sequel wrote itself, I was merely the conduit. There is a possible third book coming but at this point I am so utterly exhausted that I doubt you will hear me in a very long time. I may check into Betty Ford after this launch. The S class will have to wait.  ;)

Listen out for the confirmation of the launch at A Different Booklist on October 19th, 2013
NALIS on March 7th, 2014

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Santimanitay
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:14:31 PM »
Ready for me again?  ;D  :beermug:

The sequel to my last novel Across From Lapeyrouse, will be released on KINDLE in 2 weeks! The paperback will arrive shortly after.
Stay tuned...

yay yay!

now seeing this.
I requested it?  ??? ???
ole age musse in meh skin because I I doh remember... ;D
the chune not even ringing a bell. Ah was sober?

Thank you for the laughter and conversation in 2012!
Let's do it again.

General Discussion / Re: My First Book
« on: December 18, 2012, 08:23:31 AM »
Congrats man! I'm in!

General Discussion / Re: Petition against an Angostura ad
« on: November 29, 2012, 06:41:34 AM »
Good morning gentlemen,
Briefly: Yesterday, someone on my facebook newsfeed, posted an image of a newspaper ad promoting one of Angostura's new products.
I had no previous truck with Angostura. I have been merry a time or two with their offerings. Not being in T&T, I seldom see their ads so I do not know what went before.
This ad however, sent my mother/wife/woman hackles up but I cannot take credit for their decision. Others have written to/in the T&T newspapers and on blogs. I also think they too got some sense of the lack of judgment their ad revealed.
The ad implied that if "she" puts you in the "friend zone", offer her this single barrel drink and you can avoid the "friend zone" altogether. The verbiage was wrong, the image/posture of the young man was wrong.
I wrote to Mr. Wong and the Angostura Limited senior executive and I started a petition. The signatures were adding up but before we even hit 50, I got an email from a Ricardo Bideshi, saying that given the response to this particular ad, they have decided to remove it.
That remains to be seen.

I agree with Bakes that you should never sign or join anything without first knowing the whys and whos and whats. Your actions must be predicated on your beliefs and purposes. In the petition, I provided the image and an explanation and asked for a weigh in - or not.
Not everyone agrees of course. I can't argue with them.
Perspectives and belly buttons...

General Discussion / Re: Petition against an Angostura ad
« on: November 28, 2012, 06:24:04 PM »
Angostura contacted me directly this evening and also put a note on their facebook page.
They are pulling the ad.
Thank you for your time on this!

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: My latest Novel
« on: November 28, 2012, 02:32:13 PM »
As part of the cyber Monday frenzy, my book will be available at on Kindle for $2.99 per download and $14.99 for the paperback.
I am almost sold out of the paperback and do not know if/when it might be reprinted.
Doh say I en say... :beermug:

Great for you.

How many copies were printed?


Classified information.  ;)

General Discussion / Petition against an Angostura ad
« on: November 28, 2012, 02:30:15 PM »
Please sign the petition against this ad by Angostura Limited:

I would also appreciate it if you copied and pasted this to your friends.

thank you,

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: My latest Novel
« on: November 26, 2012, 11:26:13 AM »
As part of the cyber Monday frenzy, my book will be available at on Kindle for $2.99 per download and $14.99 for the paperback.
I am almost sold out of the paperback and do not know if/when it might be reprinted.
Doh say I en say... :beermug:

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Post ah movie thread
« on: November 24, 2012, 11:36:25 PM »
Life of Pi
I don't know if to applaud or steupse.
 ??? ::)

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: My latest Novel
« on: November 24, 2012, 11:32:11 PM »
hey VB, congrats and keep it going!

You'll be home for Christmas? Nice! I haven't been home for Christmas since I left the country back in
You can pick up Across From Lapeyrouse at:
Paper Based Bookshop in the Normandie Hotel in Cascade.
Metropolitan Bookshop on Frederick street
Reader's Bookshop in St. James

check your messages.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Photo of the day
« on: November 02, 2012, 09:23:19 AM »
went there for my wedding anniversary.
Buenos Aires appealed to the photographer in me. Would have loved to stay longer, there was a LOT to see and do. I wanted to head inland as well but time was not on our side. We did and saw as much as we could in the city - even took a tango class - giggled like kids, real sweet.

As a tourist, it was fun, did tours, very alive place all hours of the day and night.
But I sensed the undercurrent of poverty and inequity. We spoke briefly about moving there but realized quickly we would probably not be happy.
Bland food, expensive, surprisingly dirty, sidewalks downright dangerous. Loads of police presence in certain areas, vagrants galore.
It was a trip of a lifetime and I can tick it off my to-do list.
Now it is time to hint around for our next destination so that the mister thinks t was his idea... ;D
check out this lil anecdote and some photos:

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: My latest Novel
« on: November 02, 2012, 09:10:47 AM »
Twenty years this past September and going strong. It's sweet to be married to someone you respect and love and rather than fade, it grows stronger.
...kebabs notwithstanding.. ;D

Yeah Dutts, I took a long time before deciding to write this thing under my own name. I was stalked once or twice even under my nom de plume and I knew it would put my business in the road's a price to pay for what I do. I was chastised for "hiding my light under a bushel." So, here I am, warts and all.. :beermug:

Let's hope the sickos back off a lil bit.


hope y'all stop by the MEP link above and put your comments. Writers live off feedback.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Photo of the day
« on: October 28, 2012, 04:40:35 PM »
National Hall of Congress, Buenos Aires. Argentina
pardon the photo size...

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: My latest Novel
« on: October 21, 2012, 01:00:27 PM »
Review in the Trinidad Guardian today.
If possible, please leave a comment. Thanks for the support!  :beermug:

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: My latest Novel
« on: September 27, 2012, 05:21:10 AM »
Bakes, guys have read it and quite liked it. It isn't exclusively chick lit.
True, there's no sci-fi and the deaths aren't from scud missiles, but

GoP, thanks eh, I appreciate the support.  :beermug:

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: My latest Novel
« on: September 26, 2012, 05:21:55 PM »
I am embarrassed to report that I missed a whole box of books and actually have 40 copies left, not 12.


Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: My latest Novel
« on: September 26, 2012, 04:04:31 PM »
My passport says STEUPSE too  ;D

It is titled "Across from Lapeyrouse"

It is available:
On Amazon (worldwide) for KINDLE and in paperback

Barnes and Noble for NOOK and in paperback

personally autographed copies available at:
Commess University
(supplies running low for the paperback!)


If you don't have a kindle or nook, you can go to www.commessuniversitycom and order a simple e-verson.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: My latest Novel
« on: September 26, 2012, 05:33:47 AM »
maybe they spell it like me?

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