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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Shadows Of Love by Crystal V. Rhodes



NEDRA DAVIS REASONER and her sinfully, sexy husband, SINCLAIR REASONER, have it all.

Their lives are filled with love for their family and friends and their intense passion for each other.  Nothing can tear their perfect world apart, until a shadowy figure appears and a long held secret is revealed.

The shadow is in the form of a man who has had so many names that he's not sure he is anymore.  But, he does know what he is—a killer with a lot to loose. 


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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Concealed Betrayal 4: My Saving Grace Blog Tour





Harmony has just lost her father. In need of a mother’s touch, she goes to visit her mother only to find her knocking on death's door.

Meanwhile, Zora has found a new life and new love in her ex. She’s beaming from ear to ear and things couldn’t be better until she realizes the hurt and pain her Goddaughter is facing. Zora takes matters into her own hands bringing healing to those closest to her.

Concealed Betrayal 4: My Saving Grace is the perfect end to a heartfelt series. With readers wondering about past enemies and new loves, all questions are answered while visiting past friends and mending broken hearts. Concealed Betrayal 4 will not leave you dry eyed.




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About The Author

Dominique Watson is a published author/entrepreneur. Dominique has published fourteen books in the genres of poetry, inspiration and urban Christian fiction, including her most popular series, Concealed Betrayal and Secrets and Deception. Dominique recently introduced her readers to a new series featuring Detective Scarlett Fry. Dominique is also the Founder and Owner of Diamond M’press Publications. She spends a lot of time mentoring authors and writers through Literary Career Moves. Dominique was voted as AAMBC Author of the Year in 2014. She’s the owner of PEN’Ashe Literary Magazine.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

FEATURED AUTHORS: Eva Jordan - Johnson and Sam Johnson









HELLO, WE ARE EVA JORDAN-JOHNSON AND SAM JOHNSON

OUR PASSION IS TO DESIGN SEAMLESS AND MEMORABLE GROUP TRAVEL EXPERIENCES WHERE YOUR CLIENTS FEEL MORE PAMPERED AND CARED FOR THAN EVER BEFORE IN THEIR LIFE.

HELPING TRAINERS, COACHES AND BUSINESS LEADERS AVOID BEING OVERWHELMED WITH LOGISTICS, SCHEDULING AND PLANNING THEIR GROUP TRAVEL EVENTS. WE HAVE THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES TO CREATE EXOTIC GROUP TRAVEL EVENTS THAT MAKE THEIR CLIENTS OR EMPLOYEES SAY, “WOW I LOVE WORKING WITH THIS COMPANY. THEY SURE KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF US, AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF BUSINESS BENEFITS.”
I LOVE HELPING BUSINESSES INCREASE CLIENT AND CUSTOMER LOYALTY.

WE ARE ACCREDITED CRUISE COUNSELORS WITH CRUISE LINE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION, CERTIFIED GROUP EVENT TRAVEL SPECIALIST AUTHORS OF THE NEW BOOK, “HOSTING GROUP EVENTS IN PARADISE - THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR TRAINERS COACHES AND BUSINESS LEADERS.” (AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM)  AND WE'RE AN IATAN REGISTERED TRAVEL AGENCY.


WHEN WE'RE NOT ASSISTING CLIENTS TO EMBARK ON AMAZING TRAVEL ADVENTURES WE CAN BE FOUND BIKING, CATCHING THE LATEST ACTION OR ADVENTURE MOVIE OR BOWLING. ANOTHER TOP PRIORITY IS ENJOYING FAMILY TIME WITH OUR TWO GROWNUP SONS AND LOVELY GRANDDAUGHTER.

WE LOVE TO TRAVEL, AND A FEW NEW PLACES ON OUR BUCKET LIST ARE ITALY, SCOTLAND, FIJI AND BRAZIL.

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT SERVING ON MISSION PROJECTS TO AFRICA, HAVING LED TEAMS ON HALF DOZEN TRIPS TO BOTH ETHIOPIA AND SOUTH AFRICA.

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HERE ARE A FEW MORE INTERESTING THINGS YOU MAY LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT US…

- EVA IS 4’10” AND LOVES WHEN PEOPLE THINK SHE IS A LOT YOUNGER THAN SHE REALLY IS.

- SAM IS A TECHIE AND AN INVENTOR AT HEART 

- WE LIVED IN 7 DIFFERENT STATES AND HAVE ENJOYED EACH ONE

- WE MET IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK  (“BROOKLYN IN DA HOUSE”)

WORK WITH US, PLAY WITH US - RIGHT THIS SECOND BY REQUESTING OUR FREE GIFT:
THE PRE-TRAVEL CHECKLIST - DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT.


                                http://Pinterest.com/Travelwitheva
                                http://Instagram.com/TravelwithEva
                                http://Linkedin.com/EvaJordanJohnson
                                http://Periscope.com/travelwitheva
                                http://Twitter.com/TravelwithEva
                                http://youtube.com/TravelwithEva

Group Leader application link:
                                http://allinclusivespecialevents.com/

How can readers get in contact with me:

Jordan Travel Enterprise, P.O. box 37, Oakland, Florida 34760
http://jordantravelenterprise.com
Eva@jordantravelenterprise.com


Interview:

What inspired your book?

We were inspired to share little known group travel tips and industry secrets to help travelers realize its ease and benefits.

What would you like readers to take away from your book?

I want them to realize that they can travel stress free as a group and the many benefits that come from Group Travel. It is possible and profitable!

What did you learn while writing this book?

It was a lesson in persistence. Actually writing a book and going through the editing process is more than I expected. 

What are three things you wished known before you reached where you are now?

I wished I knew the importance of pre-launch activities for the book. I would have liked to be more proficient in Canva for book marketing graphics. I wish I connected with authors to network learn from those who have gone before. For example connecting sooner with “See Ya On The Net Promotion Group” in Facebook.

What advise would you offer to someone whose first book is about to be released?

Have a To Do List and or Action list and have a marketing plan in place. Don’t wait for the book to be released to begin marketing. Begin Pre-Launch activities now!

What’s the most interesting change in your life as a result of being a published author?

I would say it has given me increased confidence.

What are your three favorite social media platforms and how are you using them for promotion?

Facebook, Twitter and Periscope are favorites of mine. When I scope my goal is to increase my list with a free offer. I post a graphic of my book with the book info link. I need to be more consistent on social media and increase my offline promotions.

Oprah always asks what do you know for sure?

I know what a blessing my heavenly Father and Lord and savior, Jesus Christ has been in my life.

If someone told my younger self that I would be a published author one day, I would not have believed them.

To God be the glory great things He has done!

Anything you would like to say to the readers of SORMAG?

No matter where you are in your book writing journey, don’t give up. Be persistent. Take one-step and one day at a time, to move toward your goal and your purpose.



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Monday, March 28, 2016

FEATURED AUTHOR: Michelle Mitchell





Michelle Mitchell has always been creative; the builder of play forts, and the writer of numerous songs that she hoped to hear on the radio. She always enjoyed singing, dancing, reading and writing. One of her dreams was to be a backup dancer for Janet Jackson, but when that didn’t happen, she continued to focus on songwriting. She knew she could shine brightest if she could work in a field where she could create, but she had an awkward start in finding her voice. 

A Georgia native, Michelle attended Georgia Southern University where she majored in Communication Arts and minored in Journalism. After graduating, she had a short stint as a feature writing before returning to school and entering corporate America. Needing a creative outlet in between courses, Michelle got inspired and began working on her first novel, Truth Is.... After sending out several queries, she was humbled to receive an offer to write for Jacquelin Thomas Presents, an imprint under Brown Girls Publishing.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and reading. Michelle is a diehard fanatic of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Hawks. She still resides in Georgia, where she is a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Marietta. You can write her at 



New relationships are exciting—until they aren’t. What happens when all the things left unsaid in a new relationship, come to the forefront? Can a lack of disclosure close the door on love or will the truth lead to a second chance? 

These are the thoughts swimming through Ansley Wright’s head as she explores her heart when Davis Montclair enters her life. Burned by hasty decisions in the past, she’s reluctant to give him a chance, but the heart wants what it wants. 

Davis Montclair, a man burdened with a troubled past, was not looking for love, but when he laid eyes on Ansley he would stop at nothing to have her as his woman.  It seems the weight of the world is on his shoulders, as he tries to balance the drama that follows him at every turn as he fights for a chance at love and redemption with Ansley.

As they try to battle through the barriers thrown at them, they will have to question if the truth will really set them free. 

What inspired your book?

I was in grad school when I first started working on this manuscript. During that time, the reoccurring theme in the news revolved around men and women who were mislead or misinformed about the person that were dating. From the pastor who spread HIV to unsuspecting women, the emergence of the dating website Don't Date Him Girl.com, which allows women to post details about their terrible dating experiences....there was a common theme. These men and women built relationships with people who they thought they could trust. Which led me to think about, the mask we where when we are dating someone. Not everyone does this, but for those who do, what's the truth behind the dating facade people wear when they are first meeting someone and what consequences come with rushing into relationships. Everyone is so eager to have love, that they often ignore the warning signs that are right in front of them.

What would you like readers to take away from your book?

I hope readers will be encouraged and realize the importance of self-awareness, self-respect, and second chances.

Which character did you have the most fun writing about?

I enjoyed writing about Simeon. She's beautiful, smart, and goes after what she wants, but behind her power, there's a vulnerability. I can't wait to see if readers will root for her or tear her apart. From the few that have gotten a chance to read the first three chapters, it does not look like she will win any popularity contest.

What did you learn while writing this book?

I learned that I write "so" a lot. I still have some developing to do, but I'm realizing I like a bit of mystery and drama. In real life, I like to laugh, but I created some characters who lead drama-filled lives. Self-inflicted, drama. I also learned that I didn't want to sacrifice any characters, meaning if they behaved badly, I didn't want one character to be so mischievous but I learned you can't get too attached.

What are three things you wish you’d known before you reached where you are now? 

Three things that I wish I would have known before getting this opportunity are:

    How to tell the story without being too wordy. I want to give the reader everything, but I'm learning you can still give them a great story without being excessively wordy.

    How to write enticing back cover copy. I think this may be due to my being too wordy, because the back cover is short and should draw the reader in quickly. 

    How to set a writing regiment and stick to that routine daily. I haven't figured out a routine just yet.


What advice would you offer to someone whose first book is about to be released?

Jacquelin, Reshonda, and Victoria are always encouraging us to continue to learn and build our craft. My advice would be what I've taken from them, which is to read style books, take courses, read the works of other authors, and don't take critique too personal, it can help you grow as a writer.

What’s the most interesting change in your life as a result of being a published author?

I'm a shy person and creating has always been a outlet from singing to writing songs...drawing, etc. But I've never been placed in a situation where my words had to stand on their own. It's like exposing yourself to the world. I've written for a publication but I wouldn't compare the two. As my release date approaches I feel excited and very naked.

What are your three favorite social media platforms and how are you using them for promotion?

I enjoy exploring on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. I'm addicted to Pinterest, but have not learned how to best use it as a promotional tool. With Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, I'm able to promote my book and respond to queries. It's also great in that you can see who is following and what their interest are once your follow them back. With Instagram and Twitter, you can find trending topics and use those hashtags to further extend your reach.

Oprah always asks, what do you know for sure?

I know that pain is temporary, and that I have to push ahead through the hurt to see the rewards.

Anything you'd like to say to the readers of SORMAG?

My debut novel, Truth Is... under the Jacquelin Thomas Presents imprint, with Brown Girls Books, will be available April 26. You can also read my story, Plot to Take Over Washington in The Ex-Chronicles anthology being released on March 8, from Brown Girls Publishing. I truly hope you will enjoy those stories. Thank you.


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