Friday, December 2, 2016

#BEHINDTHESCENES #NEWBOOKALERT ~~ I'm Free ~~ by Tanisha Renee Gladney @Selfhelp @Motivational @FridayFind @FollowFriday @wnlbooktours

Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's featured author is

Tanisha Renee Gladney

Tanisha Renee Gladney, aka Tee Renee, a native of Oakland, CA, mother of three handsome boys, and self-proclaimed "Jill of All Trades", fell in love with writing and telling stories as a little girl. Her mother says that ever since she could talk, Tee Renee would give you every detail of the story instead of just giving you the highlights like most people do. Her first try at public writing was a poem she wrote for a Black History program in high school and she has been hooked ever since. Through the years Tee Renee has been involved in writing by helping people with various writing projects, lending her literary skills to Swag Magazine CA, FORMation Magazine and, as a contributing writer, interviewer and editor, and blogging on a variety of subjects. After years of keeping ideas, story lines and characters in her head and heart, Tee Renee has finally decided to share this gift with the world. As an avid reader herself, she thrives for the kind of story that makes you feel like you are right there with the characters and that is exactly the kind of feeling she intends to give to her readers through her projects. A brand new author to the literary world, she is extremely excited about sharing her imagination with the world. Her first series, Neighborhood Kandii, gives you a glimpse of what’s to come. In her spare time Tee Renee enjoys cuddling up with a good book, watching movies, and spending time with her loved ones. Her life’s mantra is ‘To love hard, live everyday as if it was your last, and laugh until you can no longer breathe’!

About The Book

I’m Free: 30 Days to a Stress Free Life

We all experience stress, sometimes every day of our lives! But the good part is we don’t have to! There are ways to overcome the things that have kept you bound, allowing you to go through life carefree! Follow me on this short ride as we take a journey on how stress affects our lives and how we can make it go away!

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Celebrating multicultural and interracial romances #ColorofLovehop #Giveaway

Welcome to the Color Of Love 2016!

I'm excited to be participating my my first 
Color of Love Blog Hop. 

This is an annual event where we talk about
and celebrate romance novels that feature people
of color. 

Here are the prizes you could win!

1st prize $75 GC + 7 ebooks
2nd prize $50 GC + 7 ebooks
3rd prize $30 GC + 7 ebooks
4th prize $15 GC + 7 ebooks
5th prize $10 GC + 7 ebooks
6th prize $5 GC + 7 ebooks

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I'm giving away one ebook copy of Secret Places Revealed
All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog telling me
why you want a copy of Secret Places Revealed.

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Here's an excerpt from 
Secret Places Revealed

Aaron sat at his desk and stared out the window. He tried hard to concentrate on his work, but his thoughts kept drifting back to Simone. How was she doing? Was she throwing darts at his pictures? Had she already tossed them in the garbage? Probably. He wondered where she was.

He rubbed the back of his neck. His head was still throbbing. Maybe, it was because Devon was coming in shortly. He’d called and announced that he was dropping by to pick up Simone’s personal things. Her brother was a few inches taller than Aaron and about fifteen pounds heavier, and he appeared to be all muscle.

 Aaron could only imagine how angry he must be at him for hurting his sister. He thought about calling security, but that would probably irritate Devon even more.

He prayed her brother would get her belongings and quietly leave, but he really didn’t believe that was going to happen. He had so much nervous energy.

Many times, he’d picked up his cell phone and looked at her number. He’d been tempted to call to hear her soft voice, but he could never go through with it. He wondered if she even thought about him. Probably not, after what he’d done. As much as he hated to admit when Shaun was right, he couldn’t deny the fact that his actions had opened the door for Lamont to step back into her life. Jealousy surged inside him as he pictured Lamont touching her. Aaron nearly gagged.

He hoisted himself up from his desk and decided to go into her office. He hadn’t been in there since she left. There was no reason to. She was gone because of him. Holly had offered to pack up Simone’s stuff and send it to her, but he told her no. It wasn’t like he thought she was going to return. For some reason, he wasn’t ready to remove her personal items. 

As he crossed the threshold of her office, he realized that her sweet fragrance still lingered. His breath caught. It was the perfume he’d bought her—one of her favorites had soon become one of his. The air was clean and fresh, a mixture of jasmine, rose, and gillyflower. Her face popped in his head. She was the woman who had changed his life, who had gotten him to do what no other had.

He leaned his shoulder against the doorjamb and took it all in. 

Aaron canvassed the room. Nothing had been disturbed. Seeing her office released a floodgate of memories he’d have preferred to forget—memories that would stay bottled up in his heart.
Sensing the presence of someone behind him, Aaron spun around and met Devon’s cold, unwavering stare. They continued to gaze at one another until Aaron broke the silence.

“Hey, Devon. How are you?” Aaron was going to offer a handshake, but reconsidered when he saw the anger in Devon’s eyes. A knot formed in Aaron’s stomach. He wished he had called security for backup … just in case.
“I’m good. I came to get Simone’s stuff. I’m going to need a box.”
“Yeah, sure. I’ll bring you one.” Aaron stepped aside and allowed Devon to enter her office. He went to the copy room to retrieve a box. When he returned, Devon was standing near Simone’s desk.

“Here you go.” Aaron handed him the box. He wanted so desperately to ask about Simone. He had to continue resisting the urge. “Let me know if you need anything. I’ll go back to my office.”

Devon peered at him. “Okay, but I’m sure I won’t. Thanks anyway.” He turned his back on Aaron, took out his list, and proceeded to check off everything as he put it in the box.
Hesitantly, Aaron sauntered back into his office to try to get his mind off the fact that Simone’s brother, who now hated him, had the answers to his most probing question. He glanced at the time and cringed. Devon would only be in the office a few more minutes.

“Enough of this,” he said out loud.
The anticipation of not knowing how she was doing was killing Aaron. He didn’t care if Devon tackled him, punched him, or put him in a chokehold, he was going to ask. He hurried back into her office and stood in the doorway, watching Devon pack away her belongings. “How is she? How is Simone?”
A long silence filled the air. Aaron walked in and shut the door. 

Devon turned around slowly and looked at him with a penetrating gaze. “Why do you want to know? If memory serves me correctly, you’re the person that hurt her. Right?”
Aaron swallowed hard to get the lump out of his throat. The look Devon gave Aaron made him regret drawing his attention.

 Devon was correct. He was the reason for her pain. He was the reason Devon was standing in her office packing her personal belongings. But that didn’t mean he’d stop caring about her.
“Yeah, I hurt her and―”

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

#WNLBOOKTOURS Now I See You... You Cannot Hide by Dr. Dyoni Cole Virtual Book Tour #NEWBOOKALERT #INSPIRATIONAL #SELFHELP @wnlbooktours

Write Now Literary is pleased to announce I See You… You Cannot Hide, Virtual Book Tour with author Dr. Dyoni Cole, on November 14-25, 2016.


Book Released: September 26, 2016

Genre: Self-help, Non Fiction, Inspirational

About The Book

I See You… You Cannot Hide is a book about self-deception, deceit, shame, and rejection. Dr. Dyoni exposes her truth by sharing a life changing situation that was designed to destroy her. The goal of this book is to help others who are currently going through or recently went through some type of devastating situation and for those who are tired of vicious cycles of self-destruction. This book really speaks to those who desperately want to be free, but feel stuck, lost, and torn between good and evil.

About The Author

Dr. Dyoni Cole is president of Dyoni, Inc., a consulting organization that specializes in leadership development in the areas of Education, Management, Organizational Leadership, and Dance Leadership.

Dr. Dyoni has a passion to see others exceed their own expectations and reach high levels of excellence. She believes in going beyond the call of duty to help others maximize their full potential and become effective while advancing to the next level.

Dr. Dyoni received her doctorate from Argosy University in Business Administration with a focus on management and organizational leadership. She received her MBA from University of Phoenix and is currently earning a MS in Psychology.
Dr. Dyoni lives by the words “Always be a student of your craft, as each day is an opportunity to LEARN, to LOVE, and to DANCE.”

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Friday, November 18, 2016

#BEHINDTHESCENES #BOOKALERT Building Online Relationships, One Reader At A Time~~ by LaShaunda C. Hoffman #NONFICTION #FRIDAYFIND @wnlbooktours

Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's featured author is 

LaShaunda C. Hoffman

LaShaunda C. Hoffman turned her love for books into an award winning online magazine for readers and writers of multicultural literature, Shades Of Romance – SORMAG. Her mission in life is to help promote writers by introducing them to readers.
Born and raised in St. Louis Missouri, LaShaunda started her adventure in life by joining the United States Navy. She served her country for six years and returned to her home town. She began to work for the U.S. government. At her 10 year class reunion she reconnected with the man who would become her husband. They are blessed with three children.
LaShaunda is currently working on a Christian romance and on the hunt for a literary agent. She hopes to one day introduce her books to readers.

About The Book

Readers buy from writers they know and trust. This means, dear author, you have to find ways for new readers to get to know you and to want to create a relationship with you. One Reader at a Time - Building Online Relationships is your one-stop online promotion guide. Award-winning publisher of Shades of Romance Magazine, LaShaunda C. Hoffman, has consolidated over 14 years of expertise in online promotion into this how-to guide. By reading, and applying what you learn in this book, you will promote like a pro and build trust with your readers so they become loyal buyers.

Every chapter includes an action plan you can implement immediately to learn:

What promotion is all about in this digital age.

A proven goal setting strategy for getting your book in the hands of the reader who is looking for it.

Step-by step actions you can take to get in front of new readers every day.

How you can begin creating relationships with new readers TODAY.

This book is perfect for you if you are:

A new writer who is ready to learn how to reach new readers.

A seasoned writer looking for some new tricks.

Struggling with your promotion and don't have a clue where to start.

Ready to promote your products and services online.

This book is all about doing the work to get your books in front of new readers.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

#WNLBOOKTOURS #NEWBOOKALERT #NONFICTION Soul Posts 30 Days of Inspiration by Bryetta Calloway #SELFHELP #FRIDAYREADS @wnlbooktous

Write Now Literary is pleased to present Soul Posts 30 Days of Inspiration with Author Bryetta Calloway on her book release tour November 17, 2016.

Genre:  Inspirational/Self-Help

Publication Date: November 21, 2016

ISBN-10: 0692797661

ISBN-13: 978-0692797662

About The Book 

Soul Posts features the most powerful and popular Soul Stuff posts from Singer, Actress, and Writer Bryetta Calloway, featuring never-before-published posts from her ever-growing blog ( for women of faith, women who create, and women who lead. From her work as an artist and creative, Bryetta has built an online community that is becoming a must-join relevant space for women who consider themselves artists, believers, and creative entrepreneurs. With her pointed yet poetically gilded prose, growing presence on stages across the country, and original music she has cultivated a unique point-of-view that resonates with every fan following her across multiple digital platforms. Through social media (Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook), Bryetta connects with her fellow creatives on a daily basis, sharing insights of her life with her posts, videos, and images. For the first time in print, this book presents some of Bryetta’s favorite Soul Stuff posts in one volume—from her advice for “Winners Who Quit” to her clarion call to foster “Hope in a Time of Cynicism” and cultivating “Community over Contention: The Fight Against Female Jealousy”—she provides readers with a raw and honest look into the musings of her soul in an effort to empower you to share yours.

About The Author 

A Singer, Actress, and Writer Bryetta Calloway is happily following wherever her inspiration leads. Her love of faith, art and social connection has Bryetta creating and documenting regularly, both in the digital space and in person. Soul Posts is a tribute to every innovatHER, creatHER, and leadHER who has joined her on the Soul Stuff journey.


Hope is My Birthright, Not A Feeling.

Emotions can become so intense and overwhelming that you will feel pulled undertow by the sheer weight of them. Sadness covers you, fear tracks your every step, frustration pushes against you, stress seems to smother you. You feel surrounded, backed into a corner. Your fight or flight response kicks in like wounded prey. No matter that nothing appears to have changed, or maybe BECAUSE NOTHING seems to have changed. Whatever the impetus, you feel the rhythm of your heart uptick as you paddle against the waves of hopelessness. Desperate to seek an intravenous injection of hope. You turn your head away from the world, and you go chasing after that feeling of relief, assuredness, security. Desperate to find respite from the noise of everyday life.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Please join author Terri Whitmire as she tours the blogosphere with Write Now Literary Book Tours and her new release Breathe For Me, November 7-18, 2016.

ISBN-10: 146633858X
ISBN-13: 978-1466338586

Book Title: Breathe for Me

Genre: Christian Romance

Book Release Date: October 1, 2016

About The Author 

Terri Whitmire loves crafting inspirational, romance novels that reflect real life. She enjoys keeping her readers on the edge of their seats with her memorable characters and suspenseful plot. An accomplished author, instructor, and writing consultant, Whitmire earned her writing certification in 1999 from the Institute of Children's Literature. After writing several children’s stories, she wrote a series of compelling, fictional books that won the hearts of her young adult and mature readers.

In 2012, Terri was recognized as one of the top 50 emerging authors in Georgia. Her story, The Crooked Path, was published in Trillium Literary Journal. As the owner of Fun Creative Writing, Whitmire facilitates innovative after-school and national online enrichment programs for young writers. Terri's premiere online writing program was launched in 2016, bringing invaluable tools to students across the country. Additionally, she consults fellow aspiring and seasoned authors on the Road to Publication. Terri and her wonderful husband, Will, have three beautiful children and live in Marietta, Georgia.

About The Book

Abandoned by her father and neglected by her mother, will Tara ever find someone to love? What she desires most is what her heart chases away. Breathe for Me, an inspirational novel that shares one young girls path to love.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

#TUESDAYTEASER #INDIE Secret Places Revealed ~~~ #CHRISTIAN #FICTION #ROMANCE @pauletteharper

Welcome to Nothing But Books. 


 I'm posting a little teaser from Secret Places Revealed.

Simone was extremely busy over the next two weeks. She kept a running list of things to do. At times, she felt overwhelmed, but realized more than ever moving home was the best decision. While she was in California, Kendra had gotten boxes for her and placed them in her apartment. Her next task was to pack and ship her belongings. Since she was going to keep her apartment, her packing was going to be selective—the Black art and her rare pieces would definitely be shipped to California.
She surveyed her apartment and walked over to her bookcase, where her pictures of Joshua were. She lifted the heart-shaped frame and traced her finger across the picture. No doubt she missed him. He would forever be sketched in her memory, but the woman she had become because of her pain, wasn’t the woman she wanted to remain. She remembered the person she used to be—cheerful and enthusiastic. She was ready. Life was awaiting her return.
Simone closed her eyes and inhaled. She drew a sharp breath and shook her head to clear her thoughts. She had expected to see Joshua’s face in her mind, picture herself in his arms. The way they used to be.
To her surprise, it wasn’t Joshua’s face at all that she saw when she closed her eyes. Aaron Blackman’s milk chocolate skin, seductive brown eyes, and intoxicating cologne were indelibly etched upon her mind.

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