Sunday, January 22, 2017

#WNLBOOKTOURS Unequally Yoked~~ The Pleasures of Sin Lasts for a Season by Denise Cook-Godfrey #CHRISTIAN #FICTION #ROMANCE #NEWBOOKALERT @wnlbooktours


Write Now Literary is pleased to announce Denise Cook-Godfrey, Unequally Yokes: The Pleasures of Sin Lasts for a Season Virtual Book Tour, January 23-27, 2017.

Book release:  November 2016

Book Title: Unequally Yoked-The Pleasures of Sin lasts for a Season

ASIN: B01MXLQH0I

ISBN-10: 1482649454

ISBN-13: 978-1482649451

Genre: Christian-Fiction-Romance

About The Book

"Sex too Soon!" A subject not covered enough over most pulpits. When we open ourselves up to sexual sin at a young age, do we also open a Pandora's Box filled with pain and emotional baggage that could affect our adult life? What affect does illegitimate sex have on the mind and body?

This Novella is a compelling story of influence, choices, consequences, and the offer of redemption that some receive and others reject. The book also provides a separate Bible study guide that can be used for individual or group studies.


Quote provided by best-selling Author Michelle Stimpson

About The Author

After ministering at the local city jail for about eight years, Minister Denise accepted her public call to ministry in late 2006 and is a licensed Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  She has ministered at Women Conferences and other events locally and can be heard each second Sunday of the month on WFEB Radio 1340 AM at 6:30 

The ministry also involves teaching the Body of Christ to utilize the arts such as praise and worship dance, interpretive movement and expressive signing, drama, and poetry through public and private workshops.  Minister Godfrey has trained under a professional dance instructor at the Dance and Performing Arts Studio in Sylacauga Alabama and has also obtained certification as a Liturgical Dance Instructor through Visual Praise Dance Ministries.

Minister Godfrey has also written and published three books, entitled “Worshipping God/Serving God-the Mary-Martha Syndrome, “So you say you can praise dance-now what?, “The Day I Danced Under an Open Heaven” and her newest release: "Unequally Yoked-The Pleasures of Sin lasts for a Season."  As a Play-Write, she has written four gospel stage plays, entitled “Daddy’s Little Girls Embracing the Father”, “Saving Generation Next”, “A Change is Gonna Come”, and "Somethin for Mama", and also several inspirational poems.

Minister Godfrey is currently the director of the dance and drama ministry at the New Beginning Ministries where she serves as one of the Associate Ministers under the covering of Pastor Erastus Godfrey and Assistant Pastor DeForest Godfrey.  She is the wife of Assistant Pastor DeForest Godfrey, the mother of two children and is a loving grandmother.  Minister Godfrey enjoys writing, aerobic exercising, dancing, and just spending time with her family.




What makes you feel inspired to write?  

Mostly, the challenges of life and the hope that our faith in Christ Jesus brings.



How did your life as a writer begin?   


My life as a writer began long ago as a child.  I had a very creative imagination.  I would day dream and see pictures of characters acting out movies.  I used to love writing short stories about lost dogs being found, little girl's winning pageants, etc.

How did you come with the idea for your current story?  

I love writing gospel stage plays, so I was inspired to write a real to life fiction story with lots of drama, action, suspense, and the hope of redemption.  I also wanted to use a "keep it real" approach that people could relate to and also touch on some of the gray areas that are not always addressed from the church pulpit.

Tell us about your writing process. Do you outline, or are you more of a seat of your pants type of a writer? 

For the most part, a seat of your pants type of writer; however, at times I do outline ideas and thoughts that come to me when I am not writing.

What is your most interesting writing quirk? 

Strange, but I love to sit in my bedroom and stare out of the blinds at the trees, especially if the day is not too sunny and not too cloudy especially if there is a gently breeze.  

I also get much inspiration to write when listening to instrumental music, watching dramatic films, and listening to songs that have dramatic story lines.

What is the highest goal that you desire to meet as an author?  

 I would absolutely love to get into writing for television


Who is the one author that you would love to meet someday and why? 

I would love to meet Tyler Perry.  Tyler Perry and I seem to have similar writing styles when it comes to the plays!

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?  

Just start with the breath of inspiration that is in your heart.  Don't worry about how it looks or sounds initially, just do it!

What do you have in store next for your readers? 

A Gospel Stage Play

Describe your book in three words?  

Interesting, dramatic, redemptive








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Friday, January 20, 2017

#BEHINGTHESCENCE~~ Releasing Relationship Baggage by Clara D. Youngblood ~~#NEWBOOKALERT #FRIDAYFOLLOW @wnlbooktours


Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's featured author is

Clara D. Youngblood





Carla D. Youngblood is an author of 3 books, Inspiration for Life, Emotions of the Mind and Releasing Relationship Baggage, a life coach/speaker and marketplace ministry leaders. As a coach/speaker, she works with women leaders in ministry/business and single mothers. Carla specializes in designing programs to help women understand the importance of developing a healthy relationship with themselves. Growing up as a preacher’s kid, Carla saw first-hand the need for leaders to develop a space where they can share what is hurting them and find resources to help them to become healthy spiritually, emotionally and physically.





Releasing Relationship Baggage In this book Carla shares how it is our responsibility to take action for things which no longer working in our relationships. Our family patterns are indicators of our style of relating to others. We can keep, revamp or change our style at any time, by letting go of the things which no longer serve purpose in our relationships.

www.designingwithcarla.com







Tuesday, January 17, 2017

#TUESDAYTIPS by Paulette Nunlee #INDIEAUTHOR #WRITING #EDITING @wnlbooktours






Paulette Nunlee provides copy editing and proofreading services for writers and small business communications. A retired telecommunications executive with public relations and corporate communications experience, she has edited many fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for award-winning writers. Paulette recognizes the challenges faced by writers and strives to ensure the work she reviews enhances their best efforts. Her helpful self-editing tips are found on Facebook and Instagram.


Contact Paulette Nunlee: pnunlee@gmail.com. Find her at fivestarproofing.com and Facebook.com/fivestarproofing. Instagram proofreader.mama.







Monday, January 16, 2017

#MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. #FREEDOMFIGHTER @ihaveadream


Welcome to Nothing But Books. 

Today we are featuring the quotes of 

Martin Luther King Jr. 

We honor him today.  Our struggle still continues. 






Thursday, January 12, 2017

#BEHINDTHESCENES #NEWBOOKALERT #FRIDAYFOLLOW The Winter Reunion by Rhonda McKnight #CHRISTIAN #FICTION @wnlbooktours


Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's' featured author is

Rhonda McKnight



Rhonda McKnight is the author of several award-winning novels and Black Expressions bestsellers, including An Inconvenient Friend and Breaking All The Rules. She is the winner of the 2015 Emma Award for Inspirational Romance of the Year. She was also a 2010 nominee for the African-American Literary Award. The themes of faith, forgiveness and hope mark her stories.

Rhonda has done free-lance work as a developmental editor and writing coach for the past seven years. She’s also the founder of the Write It Right workshop. Originally from a small, coastal town in New Jersey, she’s called Atlanta, Georgia home for twenty years. She can be reached at her website at www.RhondaMcKnight.net



Everyone knows the woman in the famous ‘viral” video that hit two million views on YouTube. Humiliated, Tamar Johnson changed her name and disappeared behind the embarrassing video that captured her losing her virginity on prom night. But who was the guy?

NFL Running Back Stephen Pierce is football’s darling. He’s spent his entire career doing community service work with at risk kids, and endeared fans as a devoted Christian, even claiming celibacy. It’s time for his high school reunion. Stephen is determined to get his EX, Tamar, to come out of hiding, even going as far as posting their prom picture on Instagram in hopes that she would accept the challenge to show up.

Tamar isn’t interested in the reunion, but her boss is. She writes for a small magazine. Stephen Pierce is a big story. Tamar is going to the reunion whether she wants to or not.
With reunion activity in full swing, tension between Tamar and Stephen reaches an unbearable high. Before it’s over will the world find out who the real Stephen Pierce is? Will Tamar survive spending time with the only man who’s ever had her heart?



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

#TUESDAYTIPS by Paulette Nunlee #INDIEAUTHOR #WRITING #EDITING @wnlbooktours



Welcome to Nothing But Books

Today is Tuesday Tips
by
Editor and Writer Paulette Nunlee 









Paulette Nunlee is the president of Five Star Proofing, an editing company that provides copy editing and proofreading services for writers and small business communications.

Nunlee began proofreading as a side function while holding many positions with AT&T during a thirty-five year career. Her experiences included stints in corporate communications and public affairs. After retiring she began editing news articles and press releases and has currently edited twenty fiction and three non-fiction manuscripts for award-winning writers.

Her love of reading and the written word made her penchant for catching misspellings stand out, and she was constantly called on to take a last look before documents were released for final publishing. She recognizes the challenges faced by writers and strives to ensure the work that she reviews enhances their very best efforts.

General relative experience information:
   Retired 35 years telecommunications executive, including ten years in public relations, event planning and media creation
   Eighteen years experience editing news articles and press releases for a public relations firm; written and graphic communications for consultants and small businesses
   two years as virtual assistant to a healthcare provider administrator: written communications, customer contacts, calendar maintenance, weekly reports
   Two years experience proofreading fiction and non-fiction manuscripts: 28 fiction; 4 non-fiction
   One year experience as associate editor for SORMAG magazine.

Paulette Nunlee can be reached  at pnunlee@gmail.com. Visit her site at fivestarproofing.com to learn about her services.












Sunday, January 8, 2017

#WNLBOOKTOURS Back From Broken by Rosheka Henry #NEWBOOKALERT #CHRISTIAN #NONFICTION @wnlbooktours @BackFromBroken


Write Now Literary is pleased to announce Back From Broken by Rosheka Henry Virtual book Tour January 9-20, 2017.

Book Release Date: June 2016


Genre: Religious/Self Help

About The Book

BACK FROM BROKEN is the story of one woman’s journey back to wholeness. It is one woman’s pursuit to getting rid of what was holding her back from being who God has called her to be. This story will give you the heartbreak and bitterness that one holds onto but decides to let go of so that Wholeness can begin.  This book will enlightened you, teach you what you need to know and empower you, and equip you with the tools that you need in order to walk in your wholeness, the last thing that I hope that this book can do for you is to impact you.














About The Author


ROSHEKA SHONTA HENRY is a native of Georgia, and was raised in Alabama. She grew up to love the medical field, and spent the majority of her career working at surrounding community hospitals as a phlebotomist and patient register. She is a proud and devoted member of Word of Truth Ministries, where her father, Pastor John L. Cook is the Sr. Pastor. She is also a certified dance instructor, where she leads the dance ministry at her church. She also teaches praise dancing in the surrounding churches. Rosheka’s praise dance ministry has been featured on local television stations numerous times. She has received awards as well as trophies for her profound work in her dance ministry. She is very devoted to Kingdom work. God is her driving force. She is the author              of            “BACK                FROM BROKEN…A    DANCERS        JOURNEY                BACK  TO WHOLENESS”, which is the autobiography of her life. She has written a gospel song called “Hallelujah” song by an up and coming artist, that can be downloaded on all major online music apps, such as iTunes and Google Play. She is also a single mother of three gifted children.
Her passion in life is to empower women, as well as men, and children. Her love for mankind has driven her to pursue a path that will inspire others to be all that they can be in life and in Christ. She is an inspirational speaker as well as an advocate for women who are broken. She works closely with her church and local food bank feeding the hungry.
Rosheka has also had the opportunity to model for The Wonderful World of Fashion Show. She has been known to grace the camera with her smile for multiple companies in her area. She has a bright future in ministry and is looking to open a Non-profit Organization THE BACK FROM BROKEN CENTER for broken women looking for inner help.


There came a point when I came to realize that I could not be worried about what others would think, I could not worry about the effect that it would have on their mental or psychological well- being but it was more important for me to focus on me becoming whole again and helping someone else become whole too. My wholeness and purpose outweighed their comfort. So many times we as people get so caught up in other people’s feelings that we forget about our own feelings and we wind up crippling ourselves. We cripple ourselves mentally, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.
The question that I began to ask myself now that I was in this conundrum is HOW DO I GET UP FROM THIS MESS?” My process to getting back to wholeness began with this premise and asking myself where will I be in 1 year if I took it one step at a time and began to work on me?

I was bombarded with all these questions and I am going to take you on my journey and show you how I decided and got back from broken. When I decided to begin my journey I had to begin with where the battle originated from and that was in my mind. I had to start with a renewing of my mind and the way that I thought, spoke, acted and carried myself. The self- imprisonment that I had placed myself in had to be broken. You cannot begin to heal and get back from broken until you get to the core of where the brokenness began, most often that is in our minds.

I had let others control me in the past without a second thought or even acknowledging the fact that they were in control of me. There were so many years wasted because of this. I didn’t know where to turn to or who to turn to which did not bold well for me because when one is in a state of brokenness we often cannot or do not think with a rational mind. We are distorted in many respects so therefore having someone to guide me out of the brokenness/darkness into the light/wholeness is what was missing.


No one seemed to recognize the hurt and pain that I was feeling on the inside because on the outside I was wearing the mask that covered it up and from the outside looking in everything seemed to be just fine. My parents, who of course loved and adored me, were not even able to recognize what I was going through on the inside of me. My church family didn’t seem to take heed of what was going on with me either. The denomination that I was raised in Holiness, was a denomination that felt as if they were always right. You dare not touch or approach the Pastor/Man of God, unless he wanted you in his circle. It was fire and brimstone if you watched a movie with your family and women were jezebels for wearing make-up or jewelry. There seemed to be something wrong with the way that the church was operating because while the congregation seemed to be poor or not doing so well, the preacher’s pockets were getting fatter and fatter. This just didn’t make sense to me.



Q. How did your life as a writer begin?
 
A. I have been writing all my life but as an author it began this past year with my book BACK FROM BROKEN….A DANCERS JOURNEY BACK TO WHOLENESS.

Q. What makes you feel inspired to write?

A. Wanting to help others and see others not go through some of the things that I went through. I have a desire to inspire others to be the greatest person that they can be.

Q. How did you come with the idea for your current story?

A. My Publisher and I came up with the title and the story was my personal story that I wanted to tell.

Q. Tell us about your writing process.

A. Do you outline, or are you more of a seat of your pants type of a writer? We developed the table of contents and then we developed each chapter and what we wanted them to say. I go to a hotel or a quiet spot that I can concentrate and focus on my writing and let it flow through me.

Q. What is your favorite scene in the book? Why? 

A. Chapter 9 redefining the woman inside, because it was the point in which I began to understand me and where I was going.

Q. What is your most interesting writing quirk?

A. I must go to a quiet place so that I can focus and concentrate.

Q. What is your usual writing routine?

A. Usually I start with the table of contents and then I break down each chapter and think about how I would like them to flow and what I want them to say.

Q. What is the highest goal that you desire to meet as an author?

A. To go on to be a Best Selling Author and to be able to travel throughout the world and help others to get back to wholeness. Also to be in Ms. Oprah Winfrey’s library…

Q. Who is the one author that you would love to meet someday and why?

A. TD Jakes, because of how inspirational he was to me getting through my tough time and also to be speaking at one of his conferences.

Q. What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?

A. Write, write, write…..always believe in your story.

Q. What is in your To Read Pile that you are dying to start or upcoming release you can’t wait for?

A. The I Factor by Pastor Van Moody

Q. How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?

A. The beach, I love the water and that is how I unwind.  Can you share with us something off your bucket list?

Yes. You can. I want to go to New York, I have never been there and would love to go.

Q. What do you have in store next for your readers?

A. Another book, which will be a children’s book and also workshops and webinars this year focusing on getting back to whole!!!

Q. Is there anything else you’d like to share with your readers?

A. Just, I have a song entitled Hallelujah on Itunes that can be downloaded for them to listen to as well as my book.

Q. Describe your book in three words?


A. POWERFUL, INSPIRATIONAL AND  IMPACTING (Life Changing)…You will not be the same after you read it!!! 













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