Friday, December 4, 2015

#NewRelease #BookBlast Anchored by Love by Unoma Nwankwor #christian #fiction #fridayfinds

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Publisher: KevStel Group LLC (December 4, 2015)

Author: Unoma Nwankwor

Publication Date: December 4, 2015

ASIN: B0175FT2EC

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About The Book

When Jabir Danjuma met Damisi Odinga years ago, it wasn’t necessarily love at first sight. However, their attraction can’t be denied. Just as he begins to feel the forbidden emotion, Damisi breaks up with him and moves half way across the world.

Now, Damisi has a request that only Jabir could fulfill. Their encounter sets off a series of events that leave them both with fresh pain and hurt. They vow never to see each other again, but fate has a different idea. Will they stick it out long enough for the Potter to perfect their scars and pain for His purpose or will distance and time steal the day.

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About The Author

Unoma Nwankwor is a romantic at heart. Born in Akron, Ohio to Nigerian parents. She spent her childhood and early adulthood years in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. She is the COO of KevStel Group LLC, a faith based Entertainment Company aimed at providing uplifting and life changing entertainment through its movies and books.

Unoma is also the published author of An Unexpected Blessing (2013) , The Christmas Ultimatum(2013), When You Let Go (May,2014), A Scoop of Love (Jan,2015) and Anchored By Love (Dec, 2015). She has numerous published flash fiction and short stories. Her work has appeared in Africa Book Club, USA Today HEA blog and the Kenyan Ezine ;Wamathai and well as numerous radio shows and blogs. She is currently working on her next novel The Final Ultimatum.

Her readers are in love with her unique way of telling stories that capture the essence of her present home base; Atlanta Georgia and her Nigerian culture. Her stories which center on forgiveness, faith and hope have been described as a fusion of faith, romance and African spice.

After all, “and now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” ~1 Corinthians 13:13

Unoma resides in Atlanta Georgia with her husband and two kids.

Excerpt

“So I guess you’re my knight in shining armor coming to rescue the damsel in distress…”

The tone of her voice was not lost on him. There was an edge in it he didn’t like.

She continued, “How many of us have there been over the years?”

“What?” He stared down at her.

She sat up straight and scooted away from him. She stared at him. “How many of us have there been? Six years…let’s see…yeah, I remember the three-month rule, so what is that, twenty-four?”

“You want to do this? Now?” His forehead creased in confusion. What had he said? How could she go from sweet one minute to this the next?

“We might as well. All this pretending we’re all good is making my stomach sick.”

He sighed. He wasn’t going to take the bait. Besides, she really didn’t want the answer. She just wanted to find a way to not let him into her heart.

“Answer me. How many?”

“No.”

“No?”

“N-O. No.”

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Monday, November 30, 2015

#newrelease Tell The Truth; The Devil Won't by Colette R. Harrell #christian #ficton

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Book Title: Tell The Truth; The Devil Won't

Author: Colette Harrell

Genre: Christian Fiction

Paperback: 288 pages

Publisher: Urban Christian (October 27, 2015)

ISBN-10: 1622868196

ISBN-13: 978-1622868193

Publication Date: October 27, 2015





About The Book

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From the author of The Devil Made Me Do It

The full-figured Esther Redding doesn’t realize it, but she desperately needs a change. Her Cinderella tiara is tarnished, and her glass slippers cracked.

No longer any one’s knight in shining armor, Briggs Stokes always had a soft spot for Esther. She was in his blood, and he didn’t want a transfusion. When he returns to Detroit, he decides that nothing will keep him from her door. Well, nothing . . . but the once reformed bad girl, Monica Stokes Hawthorne, Briggs’s ex, who wants to be his—give me one more chance, again—wife. The resulting tug-of-war that ensues may be the catalyst that destroys the person they both love the most.

More than one household is upset when the prison doors swing open and a “rehabilitated” Roger, Esther’s ex, returns home. Following Roger is a sinister force so malicious that no one in their community will be left untouched.

When truth is held hostage by lies, mayhem ensues. And when it does, the lives of Esther, Briggs, Monica, and Roger are forever changed.

Don’t blink—pray—these shenanigans are too shocking to miss . . .

The second stand-alone book in the Heaven over Hell trilogy.



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Colette R. Harrell, Christian Fiction Author

Colette Harrell, wants you to know that she’s like you, God’s chosen vessel. She has come to be a gift, to be an encourager and a light that reflects God’s goodness.

She’s a wife, mother, author and playwright. A Detroit native, she currently calls Ohio home. She holds a master’s and is a Director of Social Services. Writing with humor and compassion to engage and minister to the human heart. Her motto is: whatever you do, do it “for love alone.”

Her newest novel, Devil Get Behind Me! Will thrill this January 2016. It is filled with wisdom and humor. This adventourous love story goes where Ms. Harrell loves to tread, down an unbeaten path. No millionaires rescuing damsels in distress—although she enjoys these reads herself—but real people, falling and getting back up.

The Devil Made Me Do It was her debut novel. It was Nominated for First Fiction for the Phyllis Wheatley Book Award. It has been held as one of Black Pearl Magazine’s, top ten Christian fiction books for 2014. And, Read Between The Lines radio show, named it as one of its overall top ten books for 2014.

Her sophomore novel, Tell The Truth, The Devil Won’t will cement her as an author to watch.
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Chapter One

It was dead cold. The air crackled with the sound of ice-covered tree branches crashing onto cement sidewalks; it was an unnatural arctic day, even for Harlem. There were motorists stranded on every major highway as an epic ice storm settled over the length of New York City. And while the air over those highways was filled with road rage, explicit language, and hunger pains, the contrasting hush of the opulent brownstones on 132nd Street was shattered by an eerie scream that filled the bitter air.

Monica Hawthorne, the ex-Mrs. Briggs Stokes, stood shaking uncontrollably. Her beloved, risked-everything she-had-to-have-him husband of one month, Randall, lay in a pool of blood on their imported Brazilian cherry kitchen floor. If Randall could, he would have stood up and told her for the tenth time that ten thousand dollars for a floor was too much, and just because she could buy it didn’t mean she had to. But Randall couldn’t utter a word. She watched horrified as his blood seeped into the natural grooves of the wood, giving credence to the fact that maybe the cost was too much.

Monica blinked, but he wasn’t getting up or giving her advice about her newly acquired wealth, because standing over him was his newly divorced wife, the ex-Mrs. Meredith Hawthorne. This She-Spawn-from-the-Pits, with her six hundred-dollar hairdo mussed, her designer clothes askew, and her chest heaving in spastic breaths, clutched the knife that once protruded from Randall’s chest. Words of explanation weren’t necessary; the vivid picture painted its own morbid story.

Monica was spellbound. She was in her own home. The ordeal of leaving one husband to claim another’s was behind her. The guilt had been laid aside. The shame stamped down, at least temporarily. It was Randall and her against the world. But it had all just changed drastically.

Snapping to, Monica shrieked, “Oh sweet Jesus! What have you done? You crazy—!”

Her cries were halted by the demented gleam in the ex-Mrs. Hawthorne’s eyes. The maniac’s focus switched from Randall to her, then back to Randall. Mrs. Hawthorne had gone mad, crazy, bonkers, craycray.

Monica’s head hurt at the thought that she was still addressing this woman by what was rightfully her new name. It bore psychological study that she could only think of the witch as Mrs. Hawthorne. For over three years the woman had railed it at her, negating Monica’s right to ever wear the title. She’d stood in haughty arrogance and promised in divorce court that she would never relinquish it. At the time, Monica didn’t care; she felt Mrs. Hawthorne could keep the last name, as long as she had the man. Now she felt she had been short-sighted. If in the middle of a bloody rampage, she thought of her that way, then who was she?

The murderous interloper looked on in glee as blood bubbled out of Randall’s mouth. Monica observed her spiteful approval as Randall’s hand feebly stretched over his wound, but failed in mustering the strength to staunch the flow of his river of life. His eyelids fluttered—pausing, fighting to focus as he scanned beyond Mrs. Hawthorne’s face. His eyes settled on Monica’s outstretched hands.

“Randall,” Monica whispered. She swayed in agony.

Time was grinding to a stop, like an old-fashioned watch discarded in a moth-eaten hope chest, it would soon end, and Randall would be done. She needed a way to get close to him, but Mrs. Hawthorne stood as she had for the last three years, directly in her path.

Always . . . in my way.

Rage bubbled into a go-for-broke moment. Monica launched forward and charged Mrs. Hawthorne with a Joan of Arc warrior’s roar. The sound of the impact and responding grunt was dulled by the body that crumpled to the floor. Monica gambled . . . and lost. Her body fell inches from Randall’s.

Her hands bloodied, Mrs. Hawthorne rocked in despair. She had meant to take her time with the slut, but her offensive attack had taken her by surprise.

Then . . . Monica moved. What she was witnessing had

Mrs. Hawthorne’s keening wail ricochet throughout the spacious brownstone. She glowered in anguish, howling as Monica’s fingers inched toward Randall’s, and they entwined even in their near-death status.

She watched in ghoulish repulsion as the almost loving tableau played out before her. Her eyebrows arched as she made out Monica’s pleading words, “Jesus, help us.”

A rattle of air descended from Randall . . . and then stillness.

In slow motion, Mrs. Hawthorne turned in robotic movements away from the scene. Her steps faltered when she heard Monica’s fading voice, “Father, why hast thou forsaken me?”

The prophetic words washed over her as she stood in cold resolution. Shaking it off, she strutted away from the two people who had humiliated her in public and had caused her heart to bleed dry for three unbearable years.

Randall had won his freedom, imprisoning her in her own madness in the process.

She had sworn to Randall’s dying mother, there would be no divorce. Tears gathered at the end of her hawkish nose, dribbling onto her twice-a-week, spa-waxed upper lip, then streamed down her cosmetic-tightened neck.

She was Mrs. Meredith Hawthorne, of the Hawthornes, and failure was foreign to her. In agony, she backtracked, and stumbled, tumbling over the bodies. Blindly, Meredith wiped her eyes, reared back, and spit in Monica’s face. Still feeling empty and unfulfilled, she stared, craving the ability to wake Monica and kill her again.

Rising, she noted Randall’s discarded, prized Civil War-era, matching pearl- and jewel-handled knives. She blew a kiss at him, and left the knives there. It was only fitting Randall have ownership of what he demanded in the divorce decree. What better way to deliver his bounty, then to use it as the method of obliteration for both he and his tramp?

Mrs. Hawthorne reached into her purse and pulled out her derringer. Acting as a lover whose desire is close to fulfillment, she caressed it. Her insides churning, she panted, taking one last glance at the co-conspirators to her destruction. She could answer Monica’s final question. God had forsaken Monica because she was a Delilah home wrecker. What Mrs. Hawthorne wanted to know, was why He had forsaken her.

She lay the letters for her children—who never called—on the solid mahogany credenza, then her purse. All she’d had was the facade of a happy life. She’d paid for it in an avalanche of tears as she played dumb blonde to Randall’s neglect and numerous indiscretions over the years, anything to keep him home. And how had he repaid her? By falling for a nasty, ashy-prone, ghetto rat. The slut’s resulting pregnancy, and his request for a divorce, “so he could be happy” was the Joker’s wild card. How many wrongs was she expected to endure?

She looked around and hiccupped laughter—a great-granddaughter of the confederacy ending up in a brownstone in Harlem? Well, rise up every long-buried plantation owner and move over. I’m coming in, and from this gaudy, overpriced slum.

In the middle of her cynical chuckle, she bit her lip. She was stalling and knew it. The gun shook in her hands as she placed the barrel to her temple; lips pressed together, she focused on the brightness of the moon, brilliant against the frigid dark sky. The trigger was pulled, and the gun clattered to the ground. Once again blood seeped into the Brazilian cherry hardwood floor.

It should now have been quiet in the apartment. Instead, after the booming sound of the gunshot, you could hear through the intercom three things: the startled cries of a newborn, a phone ringing, and a feeble whimper.



The air was clear and sweet with the aroma of citrus floral and the essence of myrrh. Large winged inhabitants fluttered about on missions of supreme purpose. Above, two hovered in midflight, one apparently holding the other from takeoff.

“Why do you hold me, Zadkiel? I must go. Did you not hear Monica scream? I am hers, and she is mine. Monica thinks that God has forsaken her. I am here,” he bemoaned. What the guardian saw split him in two. He could not linger.

Zadkiel pulled the guardian angel back, his wings clutched, and held him firm through the struggle. “Stand down. She cries out in fear, not faith. We are not charged to react to tears, but we are rewarders of faith. What is occurring is heartbreaking, but you have not been given leave to interfere.”

The guardian wanted to push at Zadkiel’s wings, but that would have been disrespectful. “Oh, why do the humans act this way? Must they torment and cause such pain to each other? They have left a child and though Monica has not been innocent for many years, her screams of pain bring too many hurtful emotions to the forefront. How can you float above it all?”

“I am not above anything, but we must be obedient to our Lord of Hosts. He has not given us permission to intervene; a greater good must be coming.” Zadkiel then telepathically shared with him how he kept the sounds of Randall’s and Monica’s pain in the background of his thoughts. “I am empathetic to your feelings. I have learned that our God knows all and His will is the only way. He did not create this mess, but He will make a way out for the innocent babe. Go sing a song of praise. It will ease your soul.”

Large expansive wings flapped in decisive strokes as a voice of power and beauty soared over majestic heads. As other voices joined in song, the angelic choir trumpeted the holiness and sovereignty of God. Contrary to the chaos, He continued to reign.

In another realm, the gates of hell rattled in anticipation of the eventual capture and consumption of the new souls. It was a two-course meal: adulterer and murderer, their favorites.



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Monday, November 23, 2015

Amongst The Flames by T.K. Chapin #newrelease @christian #romance

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T.K. CHAPIN writes Contemporary Christian Romance books designed to inspire and tug on your heartstrings. He believes that telling Contemporary Christian Romance stories of faith, love and family help build the faith of Christians and help non-believers see how God can work in the life of believers. He gives all credit for his writing and storytelling ability to God. The majority of the Contemporary Christian Romance novels take place in and around Spokane Washington, his hometown. Chapin makes his home in the Pacific Northwest and has the pleasure of raising his daughter and two nephews with his beautiful wife Crystal.


Link to Amongst the Flames on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0140IE1J8
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Fire. Four letters, two vowels and one reaction. That reaction depends on who you are. For me and the fellas at Station 9 in downtown Spokane, our reaction is one of quickness, speed and precision. A few seconds delay could mean someone’s life. We don’t have time to think, only do. And we don’t do this for the recognition or because it’s just some job, we do it because this is what we were born to do.
My resume, if I had one, would only say one thing on it: Firefighter. I’m one of those guys that you don’t really think about unless something has gone terribly wrong. Usually it’s when your house is on fire.
I won’t bore you with the countless calls where we just show up with our lights on and we’re just there to support the police and ambulance. I’m sure you’ve seen us sitting across the street quietly once or twice while they wheel Mrs. Johnson out on a gurney to the ambulance at three o’clock in the morning. I also won’t explain to you the hundred calls a year we get on burning popcorn in a kitchen. No. This story I’m going to share with you is not only about the worst fire I had ever seen in my life, but it’ll also encompass how important God is, not only in marriage, but in life.
This is not a story you’ll find on the front page of your local newspaper while you’re sipping your morning cup of coffee. You also won’t catch it on the ten o’clock news. Nope. Instead, it’s a story that will inspire you to look at life differently and challenge you to believe that with God even the worst fire you face is nothing in comparison with His power, grace and mercy.
Belief in God is not really an option for me when I run into burning buildings to save lives. It’s a core fundamental building block of who I am. I won’t sit here and tell you that I’m a perfect Christian though; that would be a lie. Soon enough, you’ll read about my plethora of issues and flaws amongst the pages that follow. What I will do is stay true to the truth the best that I can. I’m not telling this story to make a record of my sins or those of others. I’m giving you this story to give you hope. Hope of a brighter tomorrow that you can look forward to, hope of a world where acceptance isn’t only preached, but it’s applied alongside the scriptures to our lives.
I am Cole Taylor and this is my story.




Firefighter Contemporary Christian Romance Series - Embers & Ashes
(Book 1) Amongst The Flames
(Book 2) Out of the Ashes
(Book 3) Up in Smoke (Release date November 23rd, 2015)
(Book 4) After the Fire (Coming in Winter 2015)

Contemporary Christian Romance Series - Love's Enduring Promise
(Book 1) The Perfect Cast
(Book 2) Finding Love
(Book 3) Claire's Hope
(Book 4) Dylan's Faith

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Hot New Release A Gentleman's Agreement by Joy Avery #contemporary #fiction #novella #romance #amreading #fridayfinds

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Genre: Contemporary Fiction Romance

A GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT

Publication Date: 10-24-2015

ASIN: B0172YH9XM

Author: Joy Avery

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When it comes to love, all deals are off!

Blake Farrington knows exactly who to call when he finds himself needing crisis management. Yes, this task is outside Eunice Howard’s usual realm of responsibilities, but he’s willing to make it worth her time. Plus, she’s ideal for the role. Who better to play his pretend lover than the one woman who knows him almost better than he knows himself?

The last thing Eunice Howard expects when summoned to her boss’s office is a request to play the role of his new love interest to appease his mother, restless to marry him off. Foolishly agreeing, she ventures with him to Farrington Estates for the Thanksgiving holiday. She thought she’d seen all sides of Blake Farrington, but the man who emerges is a man she could easily love.

Their agreement blossoms into a connection neither expected—nor are willing to admit. When the lines between make-believe and reality blur, something phenomenal occurs.



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Joy Avery is a contemporary romance author who loves watching her imaginary friends fall in love. When not crafting her next love story, she enjoys reading, spending time with the family, playing with her two dogs, and cake decorating.
She’s the author of the novels Smoke in the Citi, His Until Sunrise (book 1 in the Indigo Falls series), Cupid’s Error-a Valentine’s novella, and His Ultimate Desire (book 2 in the Indigo Falls series).


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The second they rounded the corner, Eunice snatched her hand away. “What the hell was that?” she asked in a whisper.

“What?” He wasn’t truly that clueless, but played so.

She released a heavy sigh and hiked up the stairs. Inside the bedroom, he was on her heels—right until the moment she stormed into the bathroom and slammed the door in his face.

Blake leaned against the door jamb. “Are you upset?”

“Yes. No. I mean—” She cursed under her breath.

He couldn’t understand why she’d gotten so distressed. Okay, maybe he’d gone a little overboard, but…

Eunice continued. “I don’t know. Did you—”

She yelped once the door slung open and he was standing there. He flashed one of his award-winning smiles in hopes of lightening the mood. She pushed him out of the way and moved toward the bed. Her hair was pulled into a high ponytail, and she wore a simple white nightgown shirt. It was sexy as hell.

“Did you have to take it that far?” she said.

“We’re supposed to be a believable couple, right?” She narrowed her eyes at him. Had she been a bull, he had a feeling this was the moment she would have charged. “I’m sorry. I didn’t realize my words would affect you so…deeply. They were pretty poetic, huh?”

Eunice snatched a pillow from the bed and hurled it at him. What was with him and women with pillows?

“Enjoy the floor, Mr. Poetic.”

Blake barked a laugh.

Eunice climbed in bed.

He sobered.

She pulled the covers to her chin.

Blake pulled his hands to his waist. “Eunice?” When she didn’t answer, he rested his hand on the back of his neck. “Come on. You can’t be serious. You’re really making me sleep on the floor?”

“Goodnight, Prat. Sweet dreams.”

There was a hint of laughter in her tone. Frankly, he didn’t find anything funny. “Seriously, that bed is the size of a small island.”

“In that case, you should feel privileged. You have the entire ocean to yourself.”

Every damn body is a comedian in this house. “Okay. I’ll remember this.” This time, humor played in his tone. “See if you get a Christmas bonus.” He escaped into the bathroom, did his before bed rituals, then returned and made a pallet on the floor. Using the remote, he shut off the lights, then attempted to find a comfortable position.

“Blake?”

Ah-ha. I knew she’d feel sorry for me. “Mmm-hmm,” he hummed.

“Your story… This is going to sound strange, but it actually happened to me in Central Park. Weird, huh?”

Not weird at all. Unlike her story, his had been steeped in truth. All except for the approaching her part. Unbeknownst to Eunice, he’d seen her in the park doing exactly what he’d stated. He’d also wanted to ask her out. But before he could, he discovered she’d recently started working for his company. Imagine his surprise when they’d bumped into each other at the annual Spring Fling he threw for his staff.

“Huh. Yeah. That is weird.”





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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Author Spotlight, Playing For Keeps, New Release by Deborah Fletcher Mello #fridayfinds #amreading #newrelease #fiction

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Who was the person responsible for dimming Malcolm’s view on love?

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Fall in love with the book that has garnered a 4.5 star reviewed from the RT Book Reviews and love from readers.
As an accomplished architect, single dad of teenage twin girls, and co-owner of The Playground, Raleigh's hottest jazz and blues club, it's an understatement to say Malcolm Cobb has his hands full. Add to that an ex-wife who knows how to bring the drama, it's no surprise he has little time or inclination for a personal life. But when he spots stunning, voluptuous Cilla Jameson, he's suddenly considering rearranging his schedule and setting aside his concerns. . .
Independent and successful, Cilla would love to be in love. But when it comes to men, she has a lengthy list of requirements. And "no children" is at the top. Yet she can't help being intrigued by Malcolm. He's handsome, fascinating, respectful--and up for a challenge. But is Cilla? After all, the man has baggage--and it is fully packed. Can she handle the ex who's determined to keep him single? Or the twins who are not quite the angels Malcolm thinks? She'll have to decide, if she wants to play for keeps. .

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Malcom watched as the girls hurried to the corner, their grandmother standing at the end of the driveway to see them get on the bus. Both had thrown him one last look and he wished he could have told them no, that they didn’t have to visit with their mother if they didn’t want to. But that wasn’t an option for either of them. His divorce ruling dictating that their mother’s visitation rights.  One weekend per month, one month each summer and, and every other Monday the girls had to spend time with their other parent whether any of them liked it or not. And none of them liked it.
Malcom blew a deep sigh. He knew he would eventually have to take it back to the court and allow the girls to express their own wishes but he wasn’t ready for the turmoil that would ensue. Dealing with his ex-wife had always come with much drama. So much that he purposely avoided pursuing a serious relationship since they’d split. He been burned, badly, and hadn’t been willing to put his heart on the line since.




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For Deborah Fletcher Mello, writing is as necessary as breathing and she firmly believes that if she could not write she would cease to exist.

Her first novel, TAKE ME TO HEART, earned her a 2004 Romance Slam Jam nomination for Best New Author. In 2005 she received Book of the Year and Favorite Heroine nominations for her novel THE RIGHT SIDE OF LOVE. In 2008, Deborah won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Best Series Romance for her ninth novel, TAME A WILD STALLION.  Deborah knows that there are no limits to her writing career.

A true renaissance woman, Deborah's many career paths have included working as a retail buyer and size model for a national women's clothing chain, a finance manager for a well-known beverage organization, a sales manager for an infamous candy company, a telecommunications administrator and corporate trainer for a hotel-owning company, an art gallery director for a world-renowned artist, and an administrative consultant for multiple organizations throughout the United States. Deborah is also a licensed real estate broker and general building contractor.
Born and raised in Fairfield Country, Connecticut, Deborah maintains base camp in North Carolina but considers home to be wherever the moment moves her.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Author Spotlight Toni Dupree Whose Fork Is It Anyway, #nonfiction #newrelease #amreading #fridayfinds

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Author | Interior Designer | Behavior Therapist | Makeup Consultant | Etiquette Coach | Civility Trainer Toni Dupree



Toni Dupre was born and raised in Houston, Texas where she currently lives with her well-mannered Chihuahua mix, Luchia. Toni’s mother, Jydelle Taylor, was a cosmetologist who spent her time investing in her only child’s cultural and social development. Toni’s upbringing groomed her for her life’s true passion; building character and self-esteem through Etiquette & Style by Dupree (www.etiquettestylebydupree.com ), where she offers an array of social, personal, and professional development services for individuals and organizations. Toni enjoys playing with her dog, golf and traveling.


Toni graduated from Interior Arts School of Designer, and has 23 years of experience as an Interior designer. She also owns Civility Experts Houston. Toni is certified as a behavior therapist, she also holds a certification with the Center for Organizational Cultural Competence in Canada. Toni is a candidate for trainer status with International Civility Trainer’s Consortium, one of only 8 Master Trainers in the world. Toni’s other works include the columns “Etiquette in the Most Common Places” for Empower magazine and “An Etiquette Perspective” for MVMNT Magazine, a teen magazine geared to support teen spiritual awareness. Toni has been featured in the Gospel Review magazine, 40’z Rock calendar as Ms. December 2014, and creator of the app “So Rude Houston.” She volunteers for Makeover 101, Villas of Winkler and a host of other organizations.



Toni, tell us about your book?


Whose Fork Is It Anyway is about creating a dining experience. The (book) is geared towards teens, but definitely benefits everyone. I share tips on how to set a table properly, appropriate dinner conversation, proper posture and fun do's and don’ts.



How did you come up with idea for this book?


The idea for the book came about a few years after I created my PowerPoint presentation by the same name. My vision was to develop a tool that parents, schools, and organizations could use to engage our youth positive and add value to (their lives) at the same time.



What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?


The most difficult aspect of writing Whose Fork Is It Anyway was the story. I lost my mother in 2011 and writing about her and reliving actually events was tough.



Why do you write?

I write because it give me a creative outlet that allows me to be honest and free without judgment (or) restraint.



What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?


The valuable lesson I want readers to learn from Whose Is It Anyway is how knowing these dining techniques will create a quality experience by empowering confidence.



Who are your favorite authors?


My favorite authors are Edgar Allen Poe, Lawrence Sanders and E. L. James my reading (taste) are very broad...LOL


What book(s) are you reading now?


Currently, I'm reading "Fly Girl" by Omar Tyree and "A Course in Miracles." by Helen Schucman.



What books have most influenced your life?

The bible is the book that most influenced my life. I realized it when I was able to make references to certain (scriptures) and break them down for a better understanding and apply them to real life.


If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?


I would have to say Edgar Allen Poe would be my mentor because (his work) taught me how to write through my pain.


Any advice to give to aspiring writers?


The only advice I would give aspiring writers is to write in their passion.



ABOUT THE BOOK

Whose Fork is it Anyway? Is a dining etiquette book for Tweens and Teens. Readers will Learn: Appropriate dining techniques How to properly set the table for a quality dining experience. Proper dining, conversation, and phone etiquette Napkin Placement Special Do’s & Don’ts of dining Proper posture And more!


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Whose Fork Is It Anyway by Toni Dupree Link: http://amzn.com/1515311112


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Friday, October 16, 2015

New Release GET YOUR LIFE BACK, by Pamela M. Turner #fridayfinds #amreading

ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Author | Certified Fitness Trainer | Motivational Speaker



Pamela M. Turner is a highly respected fitness professional and an expert on showing people how to have fun and get moving! Pamela is the owner and president of TurneRound Fitness, LLC, and certified by ISSA. She educates and motivates her clients through her unique style of coaching. Pamela is dedicated to promoting health and fitness to people of all ages. She is one of the most sought after personal trainers in the Tri-State area.


Ms. Turner is a workingwoman and entrepreneur who thrive by meeting the needs of her TurneRound Fitness, LLC Clients. Experienced and goal-oriented for herself and her clients, Pamela offers custom training regimens for a diverse client base. "My philosophy is to transform people's way of thinking about fitness and taking control of their physical well-being. My goal is to help my clients feel great and look fabulous." Ms. Turner's personalized regimens are not just about diet and exercise. She is a trainer that helps bridge the gap between health and fitness.

Pamela, tell us about your book?

In her inspiring new devotional, GET YOUR LIFE BACK, Certified Fitness Trainer Pamela M. Turner provides you with a resource to push, pray and praise your way through everyday obstacles you face as you pursue living healthy. Each day's devotion was designed to encourage you to stand firmly on God’s word trusting and believing that whatever you face He is there to help you. Pamela provides a practical way to raise health consciousness through prayer and supplication. God's called you to treat your body as His temple and to trust in him in your time of trouble. We have to believe and apply His Word in everything we do.


Living healthy will not happen if we don’t put in the work – So where do you begin? You have to start changing your mindset and the rest will follow. We all need help making healthy choices, overcoming what’s impeding our progress and keep a willing attitude to move forward. Using this devotional, readers will be equipped to pray, push and praise GOD for the breakthroughs they will encounter along the way. Let’s begin this journey.


How did you come up with idea for this book?

I am an Intercessor so praying is what I do. I believe in the power and prayer and I wanted to encourage my readers to use prayer as their weapon to overcome the battle of healthy living.


What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

Ensuring that I reached both new and seasoned Christians and encouraged them to live healthy through the power of prayer and supplication.

 Why do you write?


I write to empower, uplift and encourage people to live their best life.


What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

Prayer is their weapon, God will help you overcome any obstacles you face and most of all you can do anything if you put your mind to it.


Who are your favorite authors?

Joyce Meyers, Joel Osteen, Bishop George Searight, Steve Harvey


What book(s) are you reading now?

Simply Beautiful Compiled by Ashley Love


What books have most influenced your life?

Understanding The Art of Prayer by Pastor Caesar O. Bendeo

Any advice to give to aspiring writers?


Just do it. Put the pen to the paper and start writing.

ABOUT THE BOOK



In her inspiring new devotional, GET YOUR LIFE BACK, Certified Fitness Trainer Pamela M. Turner provides you with a resource to push, pray and praise your way through everyday obstacles you face as you pursue living healthy. Each day's devotion was designed to encourage you to stand firmly on God’s word trusting and believing that whatever you face He is there to help you. Pamela provides a practical way to raise health consciousness through prayer and supplication. God's called you to treat your body as His temple and to trust in him in your time of trouble. We have to believe and apply His Word in everything we do.

Living healthy will not happen if we don’t put in the work – So where do you begin? You have to start changing your mindset and the rest will follow. We all need help making healthy choices, overcoming what’s impeding our progress and keep a willing attitude to move forward. Using this devotional, readers will be equipped to pray, push and praise GOD for the breakthroughs they will encounter along the way. Let’s begin this journey.


Get your copy today:  Get Your Life Back: 21 Days to Healthy Living & Thinking by Pamela Turner Link: http://amzn.com/B013RUY6C2


Let’s Get Social! Connect with Bestselling Author Pamela Turner online at:
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Website: http://www.turneroundfitness.com

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