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Thursday, April 17, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Not My Will by Khara Campbell



Virtue has been dating her boyfriend Ty for two years, he was a rebound after she broke up with her ex finance. Virtue and Ty ended their first night together in bed and has been having a seemingly good relationship since. During their relationship Virtue reaches out to God to try to find the missing pieces in her life -she wants to know if she really loves Ty for who he is or is it just the sex and the way he helped her get over her ex fiance, among other things. She gives her life to Christ and in the process of walking in her faith she wants to end her and Ty’s sexual relationship to wait until they’re married to resume having sex.

Virtue struggles with finding the right words to tell Ty about her decision to abstain. She’s afraid of how he would take it. Erika, Virtue’s best friend and polar opposite, thinks Virtue is stupid and warns her that she may be pushing Ty into the arms and legs of another woman.

Virtue begins to feel that no one in her life understands her new self journey, that’s when she reaches out to Terrance a member of her church who heads the Singles Ministry. She sees in Terrance everything she wishes Ty would be – a godly man for one. Virtue and Terrance’s friendship blossoms and he becomes her voice of reason as she deals with the challenges in her new walk of faith and her relationship with Ty. She will find out that sometimes her will is not the best.



Khara Campbell was born and raised in Nassau, The Bahamas, however she currently resides in Maryland with her husband and three children. Khara has a bachelors of Fine Art Degree in creative writing. Besides Khara’s debut novel “Not My Will, but His”, she has also written and self published a children’s book titled “Island Girl”. Khara has had a joy for writing for as long as she could remember and is excited about her debut novel.

Get to know Khara questions:

1. What was your inspiration for your debut novel?

The idea for Not My Will came from my own personal experience years ago, newly saved and dating. This guy at the time just didn’t understand my desire to abstain from sex which made the relationship every different.

2. Have you ever experienced writer’s block, what got your juices flowing?

Yes I have. During those times I take a break from the story and allow my mind to relax which helps me to think clearer. Sometimes my mind would get so jumbled up with all these thoughts and ideas that I would have to take a mental break from writing to regroup.

3. What type of music gets you up and going and why?

I love all types of music so it really depends on the mood I’m in. I love my praise and worship, some Mary, Mary or Kirk Franklin. Sometimes I’m in the mood for R&B or reggae, it all depends on my mood at the time. But music does help to get me motivated, it’s like listening to a short story being played on the stereo.

4. What keeps you grounded: faith, family, writing?

My faith in God is number one! I’ve had moments when all I felt I could rely on was God. My family of course is right after and also writing because its so therapeutic to me. I have to write just like I have to eat and sleep.

5. If you had to teach a fitness class today, what would the workout be? Sit-ups, running, basketball, tennis, squats etc.

Ahh probably running or tennis. I was really good in track and field, sometimes I wished I had stuck with it. I also like recreational tennis though I haven’t played in awhile.

6. Besides being an author, what other interests, desires do you have?

My dream is to start a business or develop some opportunities in the Bahamas, where I’m from, to continue to grow the economy. I’ve always had a desire to give back to my country in a big way.

7. Tell us something about your next project.

My next novel is about self acceptance. The main character will find out some shocking news from her dying mother.

Find the author:

Email:writergal@comcast.net

Social Media Info:Twitter: @kharacampbell

Instagram: @KharaCampbellFacebook:

https://www.facebook.com/khara.campbell


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hitting the Right Note Media Tour w/Rhonda Bowen





About the Book

JJ Isaacs’ dream of becoming an R&B star has come true, and it’s all thanks to Rayshawn, her amazing producer–and secret lover. But as JJ enters the spotlight, the relationship gets harder to disguise. And the more she hides the truth, the more distant she feels from her faith, and from her family’s approval. But support may come from an unexpected place…

When JJ finds herself helping her estranged sister-in law, Sheree, through a difficult pregnancy, she discovers a surprising ally. But she also becomes enthralled with Sheree’s doctor. Simon Massri is world renowned–and scheduled to leave the country. The more time JJ spends with Simon, the more she questions her choices–in love and in work. Now she’ll have to face some tough decisions. Can she make peace with an uncertain future–if her heart is in the right place?



About the Author

Rhonda Bowen knew she would be a writer as early as eighth grade when she wrote her first novel with a classmate in a dollar notebook. While waiting for the day to come, she spent a lively childhood growing up in Kingston, Jamaica and later attaining her Bachelor of Arts at the University of the West Indies. Not long after, her family moved to Toronto, Canada where she has worked in several areas including, public relations, event planning and now youth work, which is her main focus. Throughout this time however, her desire to write stayed constant. She eventually completed her first novel, Man Enough for Me, which was released under Kensington Books’ Dafina imprint in February 2011.

Since then she has published several other novels including One Way or Another and Get You Good. Her newest release, Hitting the Right Note, will launch on March 25, 2014 in bookstores everywhere. Rhonda is excited for this new title and for the path that God has for her life. You can find her online at www.rhondabowen.com and facebook.com/RhondaBowenBooks. You can email her directly at Rhonda.bowen@yahoo.com.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

BOOK OF THE DAY: The Angel And The Warrior by Karen Kay



A hunted woman, a forbidden love…and time ticking down on an ancient curse.


THE ANGEL AND THE WARRIOR

The Lost Clan, Book 1

Eighteen years ago, Swift Hawk was sent to the earthly realm to try to break an enchantment that curses his clan to a half-life in the mists. As his allotted time runs short, a vision gives him a glimpse of his last chance to free his people. A delicate young woman with translucent white skin and star-like hair. He never thought his sacred vision would possess the tongue of a shrew.

Angelia Honeywell and her brother Julian fled Mississippi amid a hail of rotten tomatoes and flying bullets. She only fired back in self-defense, but now they are on the run as their father pleads their case to the governor.

With Julian trying to pass himself off as a wagon train scout, Angel knows they need help. When the handsome, black-eyed Swift Hawk agrees to save their skins, she can’t help but be drawn to his compelling gaze. But as they come together in a blaze of desire, the dark shadows of the curse descend, threatening to divide them forever.

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Friday, April 04, 2014

COVER AUTHOR: Kianna Alexander





I’m Kianna Alexander. I’m a wife, mother, sister, friend, and avid reader. I also write like my life depended on it, because, in a way, it does.

I've been writing since I was a shy, introverted child of about ten. My stories provided an escape from a world that sometimes seemed harsh and uncaring. When I wasn't writing, I was reading- devouring R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps and Fear Street Novels, Sweet Valley High Books, and the occasional Nancy Drew mystery. I was in high school before I discovered romance novels. I perused my mother’s untouched collection of Harlequin novels, and read the occasional clench-covered tome in the library. But at sixteen, I picked up Beverly Jenkin’s Night Song. That book changed my life, and I think that’s when the writing bug first bit me.



Loving the Lawman
The Darling of the Founding Family

Valerie Ridgeway is the granddaughter of Ridgeway's founder, and the sole heir to the town's ownership. A tall, graceful beauty, she's had a slew of suitors- most every eligible man within fifty miles of town has come courting for her. Despite her loveliness, however, Valerie has developed a reputation for rejecting men with her icy demeanor. Only a select few of the townsfolk know the secret shame that fuels her bitterness. Approaching thirty, she's given up on the fairy tale of marriage, choosing instead to give her time and effort to the betterment of the race.

The Keeper of the Peace

Noah Rogers, Ridgeway's sheriff, takes his job very seriously. An intense man by nature, he bears the responsibility of the safety of the townsfolk, with only a single deputy to aid him. He's eschewed romantic entanglements in order to give his full focus to his very important work- that is, until he lay eyes on Miss Ridgeway. He's desired her from afar, biding his time, watching as she cut down a string of "suitable men," one after another. He's aware of her reputation; still, he senses a vulnerable, radiant creature beneath all the sass and ire, one he intends to discover.

A Budding Love... A Town in Jeopardy

Just as Noah begins to woo Valerie, a rash of crime invades the usually peaceful environment of Ridgeway. When the safety of the innocent citizens of town becomes more threatened than ever before, Noah must find a way to protect them, and the woman he loves. But when shocking violence, loss, and grief threaten to unravel their hard-won courtship, will they find a way to overcome it all, so that Valerie can truly begin loving the lawman?

www.AuthorKiannaAlexander.com

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Book Of The Day: Bad Boy Seduction by Zuri Day




Troy Morgan is at the top of his game in this sexy tale of love, danger, and the one woman who may finally tempt him to change his single status. . .

Groomed for success, gorgeous Gabriella Stone is now a #1 pop and R&B sensation. She's also her controlling daddy's princess, and when she marries it will be to a man who can expand her empire, not some ordinary guy. Of course, Troy Morgan, founder of Morgan Security, is far from ordinary. Papa Stone just doesn't know it yet. . .

When it comes to guarding the country's VIPs, Troy Morgan is the man. But when he's hired to protect Gabriella, her father makes it clear he won't be her man, no matter how hot their attraction. With her future on the line, will Gabriella risk it all to go from being daddy's little girl to Troy's one and only woman?

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

BLOG TOUR: When Perfection Fails Media Tour w/Tyora Moody



About the Book

Reverend Jonathan Freeman and his wife Lenora are quickly becoming Charlotte’s “it” couple. All eyes are on them as Jonathan is named pastor of a church following the death of his father and Lenora has become a sought-after wedding planner. The Freemans are media darlings and a model couple; the picture of perfection. Or are they? Behind the scenes, Jonathan struggles with his role as pastor of a megachurch while Lenora grows increasingly and uncharacteristically distant. A number of odd and tragic incidents push her further away from the love of her life and the façade of perfection begins to crack. A carefully guarded secret catches up with Lenora and it threatens her security as well as that of her family. Has an imperfect past finally caught up with her? Will the ghost of someone she thought long dead rise like Lazarus from the grave and destroy all she has worked to preserve? Or will Lenora fight to protect the man she loves and the beautiful life God has blessed her to have?


About the Author

Tyora Moody is the author Soul-Searching Suspense novels in the Victory Gospel Series and the Eugeena Patterson Mysteries. She is the 2013 Urban Literary Awards Debut Author Winner and 2013 Urban Literary Awards Mystery / Thriller / Suspense Winner. Tyora is a member of Sisters in Crime and American Christian Fiction Writers. As a literary-focused entrepreneur, she has assisted countless authors with developing an online presence via her design and marketing company, Tywebbin Creations LLC. Popular services include online publicity, social media management, book trailers and book covers. DIYwithTy is an instructional platform that grew from her 13+ years of working with authors. The Literary Entrepreneur’s Toolkit was released January 2014.

For more information about her literary endeavors, visit her online at TyoraMoody.com

Excerpt from Chapter 1 from When Perfection Fails

As Lenora continued walking towards her husband, she stopped and turned as if someone was calling her. No one had called her name, but she felt as if someone was trying to get her attention. She looked around and as if time had stopped, her eyes focused on a man. He was looking in her direction.

Lenora sensed people passing her. She smiled absently at the passersby as a memory clung to the edges of her mind. Where had she seen this man before?

Pastor Jeremiah’s funeral brought a diverse crowd from all walks of life, but she couldn’t figure out if the man was biracial or a tanned white man. He was average height, with a very low buzz cut and he had no facial hair. Lenora had to be about twenty feet from him, but she was struck by his pale intense eyes.

Lenora’s breathing turned shallow. One thing she hated more than anything in the world was to sweat. She felt beads of sweat above her lip and around the edge of her hat. Lenora pressed her French-manicured fingernails into her hands as a wave of nausea swept over her. She broke her stare and looked away. A memory from long ago flashed in her mind, but she couldn’t grasp the image.

Where had she seen him before?

Lenora’s mind went to focus on the man. He was no longer there. She looked to the right and then to the left to see where he had gone. Her eyes found the strange man as he slipped out of the Victory Gospel Center’s side entrance leading into the parking lot.

Forgetting that she was supposed to be returning to Jonathan’s side, Lenora stepped around a group of ladies and headed towards the exit where the man had left. She didn’t know why she was compelled to follow the man, but her gut was churning with nervousness. She just had to know his identity.

Lenora pushed the side entrance door open and stepped out onto the sidewalk. She looked to the left and then to the right. Where did he go? The sun was making its descent for the day. She held her hands above her eyes to squint into the massive parking lot. There were people standing around, but she couldn’t tell if any of them were him.

Nobody can just disappear into thin air.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Many Strange Women Virtual Book Tour





About The Book

Solomon Greene made a deal with God--If He'd send him an unattractive woman, he'd marry her on sight and do what was spiritually right by God. After all, he needed an ugly wife to help him escape from his sordid past. Celeste Martin made a deal with Solomon. She'd be his ugly wife. All she wanted in return was his name. She was in love with her sister's fiancé and he would be the only man she'd ever love. Solomon had no idea that he'd find his wife fascinating. Celeste didn't know that one taste from her husband's lips would have her wanting more. Yet many strange women were between them. Could Solomon ever escape from his past? Could Celeste ever love her husband?

About The Author

Parker J. Cole is a writer and radio show host who spends most of her time reading, knitting, writing, cooking, and concocting new ideas for stories. Her first novel, Dark Cherub, won Best of Spring Reading 2013 from eMediaCampaigns. She lives in Michigan with her husband and their beloved dog, Sarah.

Sneak Peak

MR. AND MRS. SOLOMON GREENE

The thought of kissing her husband was repugnant. The idea had the attraction of eating an apple with a worm in it. The longer Celeste Greene thought about it, the more distasteful it became.

“I hope you don’t intend for me to actually kiss this man, Reverend,” Celeste bit out in a carefully controlled voice.

The minister was a short black man whose gray hair had receded until his head looked like a polished teak wood surface. Dark rimmed bifocals rested on his nose and gray bushy eyebrows lifted in surprise.

“Excuse me, Mrs. Grane?” His voice was deep and rumbled like gravel shifting at the bottom of a fish tank. “I refuse to kiss this man.”

The minister closed the Bible in his hand and pressed it against his Santa Claus belly. He cleared his throat.

“Mrs. Grane, I have married couples for a good many years. I can honestly say I’ve never heard a wife speak so about her husband. Although, the decision is yours, may one ask why you choose not to kiss your husband?”

“Because I don’t know him.”

Celeste could see the minister’s confusion as he glanced over at the tall silent man by her side. She looked at him too but only saw his profile. Her new husband reeked of unwashed body odor and alcohol, although his clothes didn’t display any hint of those noxious smells. In fact, his clothes were perfectly tailored to him, the dark blue suit with its sharp cut and the pastel colored green shirt under it gave her husband a handsome appearance.

Too bad the clothes could not do anything about his stench.

Celeste had no idea her husband had spoken until she realized his mouth moved. He still chose not to look at her but directed his statement to the minster.

“The name is Greene.”

“Greene?”

“Yes, my wife’s new name is Mrs. Solomon Greene. With an ‘e’.”

“Indeed? Well, I do apologize for the mistake.”

Celeste folded her arms and turned fully toward her husband.

“Solomon, are you ready to sign the papers so we can get back to the hotel room?”

“Yes, Celeste. Let’s get this over with.”

A scant fifteen minutes later and Celeste felt the sun warm her face as she stepped out of the small church. Of course the June sun blazed brightly in the sky on this, the most unexpected day of her life. The snow shrouded Rocky Mountains in the Denver skyline only added to the physical perfection of the day. Why couldn’t it be rainy and gloomy? Why couldn’t lightning and thunder shake the ground to mirror the feelings that swarmed inside of her? Why should the sky be the bluest she’d ever seen it and the sound of the birds that twittered from tree to tree create a song to accompany her discomfiture?

“I appreciate that you married me, Celeste Greene,” her husband said from somewhere behind her.

She turned, her arms still folded. “It’s the least I could do.”

Gratitude welled inside Solomon’s heart as he once again realized his wife had none of the attributes he found sexy in a woman. He had hoped the woman he married would have the beauty of a gargoyle but a plain face would do just as well.

He studied his new wife. The top of her head reached his shoulder. She held her body stiff and her face remained devoid of expression. It emphasized her unattractiveness. If she never smiled at all, it would be wonderful.

She wore a peculiar outfit—a blue skirt that brushed the tops of her shoes, a blouse buttoned to her neck with long sleeves buttoned at her wrist and her hands were encased in plain white gloves. It had an old fashioned look to it, like something from the pioneer days. It obscured her figure and Solomon breathed a sigh of relief. His belief in God had been restored.

The Lord had sent an unattractive woman to be his wife. His eyes began to water and he blinked furiously. He could hardly break down and cry a bucket of tears in joy right now.

“I’ve called my driver,” he told her as a metallic glint caught his peripheral vision and he whirled his head to see a sleek black limousine Hummer turn the corner and stop in front of them.

Celeste didn’t respond. Her silence made him want to click his heels. A woman who didn’t talk incessantly had to be a godsend. Perfect!

Moments later, he sat by her side as the vehicle moved. The scenery passed and Solomon appreciated it as the light of the sun beamed on the ground. The leaves rustled as a gentle breeze wafted through them and the sight of birds as they flew by lifted his spirits. It was a lovely June day and he’d found his wife.

Social Links:

Email Address: parker@parkerjcole.com

Website http://www.parkerjcole.com/

Twitter link: https://twitter.com/ParkerJCole

Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/parker.j.cole4125

Buy Links:

Amazon ebook: http://amzn.to/1gCQiKu

Amazon paperback: http://amzn.to/1cQZVpM

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1hpC9SG

Author Tour Schedule: http://wnlbooktours.com/parker-j-cole/



Many Strange Women Virtual Book Tour
by Parker J. Cole. March 12-21, 2014
Released: January 27, 2014
Paperback: 337 Pages
Publisher: eLectio Publishing
ASIN: B00I3GGSTU
ISBN-10: 0615951635
ISBN-13: 978-0615951638

Tour Hosted by: www.wnlbooktours.com

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