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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Healthy Heart: Physical and Spiritual Blog Tour for the novel, Secrets and Lies

Spiritual Heart Disease

“A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.” ~ Proverbs 15:13

See details below on how you can participate in the Healthy Heart Blog Tour with Rhonda McKnight.

10% of donation during this blog tour will go to the American Heart Association (AHA).

About the Book

Jonah Morgan has been married to his wife, Faith, for more than ten years but their union has begun to unravel—and it’s essentially his doing. Jonah hasn’t made any time for his family—their daughter, Elise, and his step son, Eric—in what seems like too long. Faith has had enough. She wants a divorce, but what she doesn’t realize is that Jonah’s been spiraling into a crippling depression, fueled by rampant alcoholism, which has created a multitude of other problems for him, including an allegation that could ruin his career. Can Faith look past their problems, and, through “faith” and forgiveness, help bring Jonah back on the righteous path?


Boy, that’s sounds good. That couldn’t have been better if I wrote it myself. ( LOL ) Secrets and Lies debuted on December 1st of 2009 and has been making headlines all over the world wide web. It’s been nominated for an Emma Award, and it made several best of 2009 reading list. I’m pleased because for one, I hope it’s selling, but more importantly, I pray the messages in the story will reach far and wide and touch the hearts of each reader.

Speaking of hearts, the original title of the novel was Issues of the Heart. So fitting was it for a novel that dealt with the themes of faith and forgiveness. One of the main characters, Dr. Jonah Morgan is a pediatric cardiologist and the word heart is used in the novel 148 times. But it’s not just in the context of Jonah’s work that heart is referenced, “his” heart is at the core of what’s eating at him and got him in spiritual cardiac arrest!

In the novel Secrets and Lies, you learn in chapter one that Dr. Jonah Morgan deals with his pain and stress with alcohol. Alcohol is one of many unhealthy ways that people attempt to deal with their problems. Can you think of some others? What are the short and long term effects of coping with pain and stress the wrong way?
For more statistics on cardiovascular disease, visit the American Heart Association’s site at (http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4478 )


About the Author

Rhonda McKnight is the owner of www.urbanchristianfictiontoday.com, a popular Internet site that highlights African-American Christian fiction and Legacy Editing, a free-lance service for fiction writers. Her second novel, An Inconvenient Friend will be released on August 1, 2010. She has two sons, ages four and eighteen and one lonely goldfish. Originally from a small, coastal town in New Jersey, she’s called Atlanta, Georgia home for eleven years. Her website is www.rhondamcknight.net
Please link http://www.rhondamcknight.net/content/books.html under An Inconvenient Friend so people can click and read the excerpt.

Enter to Win 3 Great Giveaways!

GRAND PRIZE (one winner possible)

A “Start” Fitness Pack she purchased from the American Heart Association’s Online store. The online store helps in the fight against heart disease by promoting heart-healthy lifestyles that include physical activities like walking. Net proceeds from the sale of these items support the Start! movement.

The Fitness Kit includes: Start BackPack, Start Water Bottle, Start Shoe Wallet, and the Power to End Stroke 46 Recipe Healthy Soul Food Cook Book.

SECOND PLACE PRIZE (one winner possible)

Autographed hardcover copy of Secrets and Lies will be given away to the 2nd person whose name is pulled in the drawing.

THIRD PLACE PRIZE (one winner possible)

In honor of Rhonda's birthday on Feb. 6th - a $10 Barnes and Nobles, Borders or Starbucks Gift Card will be given to the 3rd person whose name is pulled in the drawing. (winner chooses).

HOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING:

All entrants with 10 POINTS AND UP will be entered in a drawing to win the GRAND PRIZE - FITNESS PACK.

All entrants with 5 POINTS AND UP will be entered in a drawing to win PRIZES TWO AND THREE.

HOW TO EARN POINTS:

+15 Point ENTRIES: Purchase a copy of Secrets and Lies from the online store during the tour through www.urbanchristianbooks.com.

+1 point ENTRY: join the discussion by commenting on one of the blog tour sites each day (must comment on the day of the toursite by 9 pm). Comment must include your thoughts on the subject. (can not just say – great point or I agree).

+1 point ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING INTERESTING YOU FIND WHEN YOU GO TO Rhonda’s WEBSITE or blog. LOOK AROUND AS THERE IS LOTS TO SEE. HERE are THE LINKs www.rhondamcknight.net and www.urbanchristianfictiontoday.com

+1 point ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY. On Twitter Retweet @rhondamcknight or use the hashtagS #Health or #hearthealth

+2 point ENTRIES: Join RHONDA’S FACEBOOK READER Page or SIGN UP FOR HER NEWSLETTER on her webpage.

THE RULES:


• U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
• EMAIL ADDRESS MUST BE INCLUDED IN COMMENT
• ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY.
• MAXIMUM OF 3 POINTS CAN BE EARNED ON ANY ONE TOUR DAY.
• TOUR HOST BLOGGERS CAN NOT ENTER TO WIN.

DRAWING WILL BE HELD AT 9 PM EST on FEBRUARY 7th

GOOD LUCK!

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3 comments:

Rhonda McKnight said...

LaShaunda,

Thanks for hosting me today. I appreciate your continued support!

Blessings,

Rhonda

upwords said...

Congrats Rhonda!

Ty said...

LaShaunda,

Thank you for hosting Rhonda's Healthy Heart Blog Tour and spreading the message of Heart Awareness Month.

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