After Dark: A Belle in Brooklyn Book Launch

After Dark: A Belle in Brooklyn Book Launch
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 14, 2011

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ESSENCE Relationship Editor Demetria L. Lucas celebrates the debut of her first book, A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-To Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

Photos by Mackenten Petion/RINY Media

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Demetria L. Lucas and Malaika Adero celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Demetria L. Lucas and ESSENCE Editor-at-Large Mikki Taylor celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Christina Rice and a guest celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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A guest celebrates the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Jacque Reid and Demetria L. Lucas celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Shani Perez celebrates the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Bevy Smith and Demetria L. Lucas celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Valeisha Butterfield, Dahntay Jones and Demetria L. Lucas celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Michelle Sprott, Nicole Grimes, Shani Perez, Demetria L. Lucas, Nicole Senior, and Isis Adewale celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Sennie Clark, Ahyiana Deldridge and Princess Keisha Omiliana celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Ahyiana Deldridge, Demetria L. Lucas and Sennie Clark celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Demetria L. Lucas and Melyssa Ford celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Demetria L. Lucas and her parents celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Claire Sulmers and Shani Perez celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Brooke Hall, Bene Viera and Niema Jordan celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Jacque Reid and Dr. Gary Grant celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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X-Rated Fusion Liqueur provided the cocktails for the celebration of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life.

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Decor at the book release celebration of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Letesha Thomas celebrates the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Anslem Samuel and Jennifer Williams celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Nichole Kirtley and Letesha Thomas celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Travis Sylvester and guests celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Guests celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria) at the residence of Dr. Gary Grant.

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Liris Crosse and Phindi Kekana celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Briana Bingham celebrates the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Travis Sylvester celebrates the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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A guest and Yazmin Jenkins celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Arlene Pitterson, Fabrice Armand and Jey Van-Sharp celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Erik Pettie and Travis Sylvester celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Bevy Smith offers a congratulations to Demetria L. Lucas at the book release celebration for A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Demetria L. Lucas celebrates the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria) with a toast.

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Michelle Huff and Bevy Smith celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Demetria signs copies of her book, A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Dr. Gary Grant and Liris Crosse celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Demetria L. Lucas signs copies of her book, A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Guests take a first-peek at A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Briana Bingham and Fabrice Armand celebrate the release of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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Demetria signs a copy of her book for Bene Viera at the book release celebration for A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria).

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A signed copy of A Belle in Brooklyn.

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