Sharon Blount

Sharon Blount is the president and founder of Building Relationships Around Books (BRAB) Online Book Club. She is an avid reader, but that was not always the case due to an early diagnosis of dyslexia. However, once she overcame this obstacle, she hasn’t looked back. She enjoys suspense, mystery and true crime. She also found that she is a sucker for a great romance in that she relishes happy endings and in the fact that love can conquer all.


Wanting to find other readers who shared the same passion and having open discussions and interactions with some of her favorite authors was what prompted her to start the book club. Since BRAB’s creation, she has discovered many new authors and readers, and the group has become more than just a book club. It’s a family, and one she looks forward to interacting with daily.


In the future, she envisions BRAB becoming a foundation in many states improving literacy in women, men and children. Additionally, she would like to establish groups that assist with raising self-esteem, supporting single mothers and providing aspiring authors with the tools to write and publish books.


Sharon enjoys graphic design, writing, and event planning. She is an Oakland, CA native, medical assistant, and mother to a beautiful son who has truly taught her the meaning of love.

Miss Prissy Parker
Vice President

Hi I am Prissy Parker and I am the Creative Business Assistant to Sharon Blount for Building Relationships Around Books. I am a Creative Entrepreneur, mother, wife and most of all an avid reader. I have been reading romance since I was young and grew up believing everything I read about love, until loves reality taught me that life is not fiction. So my reality became the love of romance books and all of it's sub genres. I was introduce to the modernization of social media through family and friends and decided to see what else was out there to keep actively in the loop of this media called Facebook. I then began to look for book clubs that had my same interest of romance. Then I happened upon BRAB and it has been the best thing to happened to me to find others that shared the same passion of reading romance and talking about the character as if they were people we knew. BRAB is a wonderful home for me because I get to interact with people from all over with out traveling. I have come to know some wonderful supportive people and authors who I have been a fan of. I am still quite young to social media but I am learning my way and with BRAB I am spreading my wings in both reading and creativity. So stop by you may find a home here too.

Denise Stokes
VP; Secretary

Hi, I am Denise Stokes a book Connoisseur. I love to read Romance, Interracial, Erotica, Family Sagas, and Some Paranormal. If the story sounds good I am reading it. Of course price plays a little factor in things so I try to have a book budget. Since joining B.R.A.B I have been introduced to many authors that I would have passed over. I am also a MUSIC LOVER as most member knows I have a song for just about every situation or occasion. When reading if at all possible music must be playing. When I started reading romance as a young teen the song "I know you, I live you" by Chaka Khan was a hit at the time. I was reading a Danielle Steel book and it fit the story perfectly at that time. So music is synonymous with reading for me.When my head is not buried in a book I am a mother to my 8yr old Deanna who happens to have Down syndrome. So as you know my reading is limited to the night. When I am not reading and being mom I love to bowl, watch movies (romance, comedy and action) and binge out on music.So come by often and share your love of reading with us.

I guess I would describe myself as fun loving and free spirited. I love the outdoors. I like to fish believe it or not and I like sports football in particular. I Also love to meet new and exciting people especially those who are well rounded with a great understanding nature and a good sense of humor and No Drama. I do not have time for Drama which is why I joined BRAB in 2012. I Love to read. BRAB was the first book club I joined where everyone loved what I loved there is always an adventure in a book. I love life and I realized a while ago that life is to short not to live to the fullest and that is what I plan to do.

Kathy Brooks

Lillian Douglas is a Native New Yorker. The youngest of 5 children. Her love of reading started at an early age. Her mother once told her a story of when they were traveling on the bus and that she was reading the ads on the bus very loudly, at the time she was 4 years. When her mother went to shush her, a woman on the bus told her not to. It was wonderful seeing someone that young reading. One day after reading a book by an author she had just discovered, she was on a Facebook and saw that the author was having a chat with an online bookclub called Building Relationship Around Books (BRAB), she decided to join. Joining BRAB opened up a whole new world of reading to her. Besides her love of reading, she loves to travel, watch old movies and spend time with friends and family. She is very active in her church as a Sunday School Teacher and Eucharistic Minister.

Lillian Douglas

I am a Massachusetts resident originally from Connecticut.  I served in the Air Force and received an honorable discharge upon completion of my duties. I’m currently a supervisor within the IT division of a major health care company out of Massachusetts. I’m a divorcee and proud parent of one adult son.  I enjoy traveling with my favorite destination being Las Vegas.  I love spending time with my family and friends.  Aside from reading, I enjoy bowling and crocheting in my free time.  My favorite color is Burgundy.
I mainly read romance novels. Some of my favorite authors are Iris Bolling, Maureen Smith, Brenda Jackson and Melanie Schuster to name a few. 

Reading to me is my preferred method of relaxation.
I became a member of BRAB in January 2012…

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