Tuesday, March 3, 2015

LOVE IS EVERYTHING, #NEWRELEASE #CHRISTIAN #FICTION, #AUTHOR #GIVEAWAY #FRIDAYFINDS

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Book Title: Love Is Everything
Author: Elsie Hillman-Gordon
Genre: Fiction, Inspirational, Christian, Romance

Book Release Date: May 30, 2014

Paperback: 106 pages

ISBN-10: 1496112458
ISBN-13: 978-1496112453

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Award-winning author Elsie Hillman-Gordon published her first fiction novella, Love Is Everything, in May 2014. Her book received the Gold/1st Place award for *Best Short Story* in the 2015 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program.
Elsie lives in Washington, DC with her husband. She holds a BA in English and executive graduate certificates in editorial practices and marketing. She has worked for several media organizations, including NPR. In her free time, she stays busy supporting community outreach projects sponsored through her sorority, church, and non-profit organizations.
Elsie’s passion is creative writing, but she also enjoys live theater, movies, reading, and long walks on autumn days. She believes in random acts of kindness and encouraging people to reach for their dreams.

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Do you like to read inspirational fiction? Do you believe that people who have loved and lost can find true love again, that a hurting heart can heal, and that God’s love will see you through difficult times? If so, you’ll enjoy reading Love Is Everything.
It’s the story of thirty-five year old Vanessa Dennison—a woman struggling to find joy in life and doubting her faith in God after losing her parents in a tragic accident. But after reluctantly accepting a blind date with Elliott Reeves, a handsome widower with a strong faith and young daughter, she embraces anew her relationship with God and the power of love.
Sweet and emotional, this tale of rediscovering love, faith, and hope is sure to touch your heart. It’s a must read for anyone who’s ever loved and lost, especially those still reluctant to take a chance on love.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Restless Hearts Virtual Tour with Yahrah St. John! #‎restlesshearts‬ #YahrahStJohn #‎RHvirtualtour‬

New Romance Novel, Restless Hearts by Yahrah St. John




Welcome to the last day of the Restless Hearts Virtual Tour with Yahrah St. John! I sure hope you have enjoyed this week and have taken advantage of the opportunity to win some great prizes courtesy of Yahrah!




One last interview question with Yahrah

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

Easy answer: Pay off my house as I’m otherwise debt-free. Fun answer: Pack my bags to travel the world. I may not have grown up with a silver spoon in my mouth, but once I started traveling 20 years ago with my BFF, wanderlust has been running through my veins ever since. Look out world – here I come!

Read on to learn more about Yahrah and her latest release, Restless Hearts, and then enter the contest below for a chance to win a $25 Victoria’s Secret gift card!

About the Author



Yahrah St. John is the author of eighteen books, fourteen of which were part of Kimani’s Romance line. St. John is the recipient of RT BookReviews 2013 Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Kimani Romance for A Chance With You. A graduate of Hyde Park Career Academy, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Northwestern University. St. John is a member of Romance Writers of America, but is an avid reader of all genres. She enjoys the arts, cooking, traveling, basketball and adventure sports, but her true passion remains writing. St. John lives in sunny Orlando, the City Beautiful. For more information, please visit: www.yahrahstjohn.com

About the Book



A restless heart…

Ruggedly sexy bull rider CALEB HART is a proud of his carefree lifestyle. He’s thrown when he meets debutante ADDISON MONTGOMERY at a bachelor party in Vegas and has an overwhelming desire to protect her. Powerless to resist her sweet allure, they embark on a passionate, commitment-free affair. Caleb never expected a woman could break through his defenses, but Addison does - until a fall off a bull leaves him temporarily paralyzed.

ADDISON falls hard for the smoldering cowboy with the bedroom eyes who makes her feel like a woman. She's devastated when Caleb pushes her away. She retreats, vowing to start her life anew. She never expected years later, Caleb would reel her back in with his sizzling hot kisses, reawakening the passion they once shared. Can she trust her heart again or is she headed for heartbreak?

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Cupid's Error by Joy Avery, Book Blast and Goodie Bag Giveaway #newrelease #contemporary #romance #fiction

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Author: Joy Avery

Publication Date: January 19, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 96 pages
ISBN-10: 1507679599
ISBN-13: 978-1507679593
Age Group For Your Book 18+

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Joy Avery is the author of the novels Smoke in the Citi, His Until Sunrise: an Indigo Falls romance, and Cupid’s Error: a novella. She is a North Carolina native with a passion for penning contemporary romances.

When not crafting love stories, she enjoys reading, cake decorating, and spending time with her family—which includes a husband, a child, and two dogs.
Joy is a member of Romance Writers of America and Heart of Carolina Romance Writers.

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Staffing agency owner Danica James is determined not to spend another Valentine’s Day alone. But purchasing a man for the evening? Out of the question. Then her best friend intervenes—gifting her a night of dinner and dancing with a Cupid’s Arrow escort. What could be the harm? Though Cupid’s Arrow is known for matches made in heaven, she’s not looking for a love connection. Then she meets her Cupid’s Fellow and everything changes.

Business mogul Weston Henshaw doesn’t need Cupid’s Arrow to get a Valentine’s Day companion, but Cupid’s Arrow needs him. Seems his sister’s charity event has done far better than anticipated. Only problem…a shortage of eligible bachelors to pamper all of the lonely hearts. When he agrees to be bait for an evening, he never imagines meeting the one woman who makes him wish the night would never end.
An error by Cupid’s places Danica and Weston on a road to destiny, but will they maintain the course?

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Virtual Book Tour, Born 2 Be Different by LaToya Gay, #newrelease #christian #nonfiction #youth #inspiration



Book Title: Born 2 Be Different: 
Empowering Stories by Young Women 
Who Overcame the Odds of the World 
to Make a Kingdom Impact

Genre: Christian/Youth/Inspiration

Release Date: February 15th 2014

Print Length: 115 pages

Publisher: LaToya Gay (February 14, 2015)

ASIN: B00TFXLE26




LaToya Gay is the founder of VirtuallyNSync, LLC, (founded in November 2012) previously known as a resource for VA’s and Work at Home Moms but recently changed the direction of her career and is now considered a virtual resource center for young women under the ages of 30 years old. LaToya has now stepped out of her comfort zone from previously running a successful virtual assistant team to now becoming a youth empowerment speaker and mentor to young women around the globe. With her newest book series Born 2 Be Different releasing in 2015, she wants young women who are dealing with low self-worth and self-esteem to understand that they are not alone.

After having several health issues with her last pregnancy in 2009 and with the support of her husband of 5 years she was able to leave her full time job and become a full time stay at home mother. This was definitely a huge decision for their family and a journey that challenged LaToya to launch out into the deep. LaToya is very passionate about helping young women push through their doubts and chase after their dreams by accepting the purpose for their life and realizing that they were created to stand out from the crowd and live life differently. In addition to launching her business, she was able to start her own full service Christian virtual assistant team which served over 23 clients nationwide. She has been featured in an interview with Tamyka Washington of Marketing her Way, Nominated for “Woman of the Year” with WERock Awards, Nominated for “Leading mom in business” with StartUpNation and featured in an interview with Leslie Truex of Work at Home Success.
LaToya is on fire for Christ and as a licensed and ordained minister, has made it her personal mission to help young women Be,Live and Do Life Differently while making a Kingdom Impact. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, singing and whatever the future holds for her and her family.




7 women OVER 30. (Paving the Way)

7 women UNDER 30. (Setting the Record Straight)

What do each of these 14 women have in common?

They each have a powerful story of how they OVERCAME the odds of the WORLD to make a KINGDOM impact.

Each woman has a different yet powerful testimony that will allow young women to understand that they are NOT alone.

We have all been through disappointments, struggles, pain, hurt and so many setback in life.
However, it is these very setbacks and “tests” that help us grow and accept that we were called to stand out, be different and make a difference in God’s Kingdom.

As young women, we often have low self-esteem, low self-worth and have accepted the LIE that we will NEVER overcome our failures, our past and our pain. This is NOT TRUE! You are beautiful, You are different and you were born 2 be different!

Born 2 Be Different is a 4 part book series that targets young women and men under the ages of 30 years old. Our first book is set to launch in February 2015 and is dedicated to every young girl across the nation.






















Monday, February 9, 2015

Book Blast and Book Giveaway, Living in the Seventh Day by Jeanetta Britt, #newrelase #christian #fiction


Author is giving away 2 Free E- books 
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Living in the Seventh Day

Author: Jeanetta Britt

Genre: Christian Fiction

Publisher: Twelve Stones Publishing LLC (September 30, 2014)

ISBN-10: 069-2300503

ISBN-13: 978-0692300503





*Amazon Bestseller!*

Jasmine, Leeza, and Cristal are thrown together by a chance meeting at the Atlanta Airport during Hurricane Allee. Under normal circumstances, these three diverse women wouldn't have said word-one to each other. By all appearances, they have absolutely nothing in common. But during the long layover caused by the killer storm, they're forced to set aside their differences--at least for the moment--and form a lasting connection. Going their separate ways, it's not long before their own well-ordered plans spiral out of control. Will their lives be blown away like their broken dreams and the six-day reign of Hurricane Allee, or will they be able to help each other find the faith and courage to let go and begin again...Living in the Seventh Day?



Bestselling author and award-winning poet, Jeanetta Britt, graduated with honors from Fisk University and The University of Michigan. She completed a successful executive career in Dallas, Texas, before returning to her native Alabama to live and to write. "My faith in Jesus Christ means more to me than anything, and it has proven to be the most valuable asset in my life," she says. "That's why I write Christian Fiction novels and Gospel poetry...to share the love!" Jeanetta's novels are also filled with juicy drama and edgy suspense--exciting the senses while inspiring the soul. She also writes inspirational poetry.
In addition to being a sought-after encourager for youth and adults, alike, Jeanetta is also an avid gardener and community advocate. She founded Twelve Stones CDC—a non-profit organization that operates two community gardens in rural Alabama. “We provide free, fresh food for our community and an opportunity for our youth and senior citizens to form vital intergenerational bonds--and get some free exercise, companionship and sunshine, too.” She smiles. “No rules—just love!”






 











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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Interview with Dr. Ezreaonne Jackson, author of The Secret Mandate of Rahab #amreading #nonfiction #fridayfinds





Retired from being a Senior Pastor and refocused to oversee her Spiritual daughter’s pastoral mandate, Dr. Ezreaonne Jackson embraces a new chapter in her life.  Her endeavors are to further her education to include Marketing and Media, serve her community, utilize life coaching skills, embark on International ministry and expand her literary expressions. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theological Studies from the Regency Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida and received an Honorary Doctorate in Ministry from Trinity Bible College in Richmond, VA.
Dr. Ezreaonne Jackson’s message is one that is precise in the strategy of developing and defining vision and purpose.



How did you come up with ideas for this book? 





As an expositor of the gospel and public speaker I was always referring to historical persons and realized that my life was so parallel to many of the women in scripture and the great black motivators of freedom that I had come to love and appreciate.

What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading your book?

The journey of life is a journey we all encounter and no one is alone in their experience, no matter how dark or lovely it may seem.  We learn through this book the grace of God through his interventions even during the time of danger when we think we are all alone.  We learn there are lesson in every trauma and misfortune.  We learn that those who are our caregivers may not know how to guide our lives or even care for us properly.  We learn that we are not lost; we just need to come to a place to realize the love of God and his outstretched hand.  We learn to forgive, we learn to grow and we learn to glow for others that have darkness and need to see the loving hand of God.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

Timing and relevance.  So many were writing books which made my procrastination empowered and the need to believe that it was relevant.

Did you have to do any special research for your book?  

My research consisted of books and the Holy Bible.  Reference is made to those books that assist in the devotional presented at the end of some of the chapters.

Why do you write? Is it something you've always done, or always wanted to do? Or is it something that you started fairly recently?

I had always written journals and found them cathartic.  No, I was not looking or aspiring to be an author.  Ministry projects, sermon preparation were places of discovery that I was an author.


In five words describe your book?  Invigorating, riveting, epic, inspiring, therapeutic  

Excluding your own, name 3 books you would recommend to your friends

Merismos by Randy Shankle,   For My Shame, Tequita Brice, The Betrayal by Randall Arthur

Tell us what Hollywood actors would be the characters in your book?

Regina King

Billie Dee Williams

Lawrence Fishburne


Jennifer Hudson



Thank you for stopping by and introducing us to The Secret Mandate of Rahab.