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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

FEATURED AUTHOR: Nathasha Brooks-Harris


Nathasha Brooks-Harris lives and works in New York City, where she successfully juggles a government career with the demands of being a romance author. Her latest book is Can A Sistah Get Some Love, an anthology in which she has a novella. Prior to that, was her book, Sins Of The Past a tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption. Can I Get An Amen Again, (an anthology with co-authors Kim Louise, Janice Sims, and Natalie Dunbar), is the follow-up to the Emma Award-nominated Can I Get An Amen. Her debut romance novel, Panache, was released to her worldwide fans in 2001, earning her the prestigious Emma Award for Best New Author. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of Black Romance, Bronze Thrills, and True Confessions magazines. In addition, she freelances as a Contributing Editor at Having Church For Women magazine. She is a former contributing editor at Today's Black Woman magazine, where she wrote the popular monthly departments "Career and Money News," "Career Savvy" and a women's general information column called "FYI." Brooks-Harris has also been a book reviewer for QBR magazine, SORMAG, Romance In Color, and The Romer Review websites. She’s a contributor for the Gumbo For The Soul website, where she writes about breaking into writing and getting successfully published. She is the co-founder of the romance writing website devoted to women romance authors of color, The Wonderful Women of Romance—a part of The Belles & Beaux of Romance, where she was formerly a reviewer. Brooks-Harris is proud to have an essay about literacy in the recently-released Gumbo For the Soul anthology—endorsed by the well-respected author and TV personality, Tavis Smiley. When she’s not writing, she teaches the craft of writing at the prestigious Frederick Douglas Center For Creative Arts. In her spare time, Brooks-Harris is a cloth doll artist and quilter—whose work has appeared in several museum exhibitions and fiber art magazines. She may be reached at writernbh@aol.com.


Pauliñho Cardoso has made quite a name for himself as a chef extraordinaire creating delectable dishes in the most popular kitchens in Spain, Portugal, and in his beloved Brazil. For him, cooking isn't just slicing and dicing, frying and sautéing, but it's an art form—his calling. But his culinary glory days come to an abrupt halt when he has to leave his beloved kitchens to return home to Brazil when his parents are killed in a plane crash on their way back to Rio after a business trip. Grieving and heartbroken over giving up his career as a chef, his biggest challenge is how to take over running the hotel and keeping it in the black. The 6'5" tanned hunk decides to renovate the hotel and turn it into a showplace. A music promoter hears about the Bahia Del Mar Hotel and Resort and finds it is the perfect venue for the upcoming special Jazz By Twilight concert. Things go well and flow smoothly until Pauliñho meets her...

From the moment he meets the feisty travel agent from Brooklyn, Pauliñho 's body betrays him and he can't quell the white heat permeating in his loins. She's a vision of beauty—a woman made especially for his brand of Afro-Brazilian loving. Lord help him, Pauliñho is just the man she needs to do it! He has to have her or bust!

Tamara Felton cannot ignore her pulse racing or her heart beating in double time when she sees the fine man checking her in. She catches herself and remembers that she's engaged and will be getting married in six months. Their gazes catch and hold, and that is out of character for Tamara. After all, she is in Brazil on a fam trip to see Rio and Bahia—for business, not play. However, there is something compelling and magnetic between them that pulls them together. Her mind tells her to ignore the obvious chemistry between them, but her heart is whispering something different. The big-legged Brooklyn beauty with tatas to Tuesday desperately wants to do right and remain faithful to her fiancé back home, but can she ignore the ache in her needy femininity?

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FEATURED AUTHOR: Shalena D.I.V.A.


Shalena D.I.V.A. is the author of "Fire Your Friends: A Woman's Guide to Becoming Her Own Best Friend", speaker, and certified life coach who has shown thousands of women how to discover, invest, value and appreciate their God-given gifts and talents.

As the creator of www.shalenadiva.com, she created a platform for women to better their lives and build their businesses. She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA with her young son and enjoys helping women all around the world to unleash their inner D.I.V.A! www.shalenadiva.com



Become the CEO of your Life! Have the courage to fire, hire, or promote people within your inner circle. “Fire Your Friends: A Woman's Guide to Becoming Her Own Best Friend” introduces you to 5 powerful girlfriends who live within all women. Your new best friends will make you laugh, cry, think, and ultimately fall in love with the woman in the mirror: YOU. They teach you valuable lessons that will help you create a healthy relationship with yourself FIRST.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

FEATURED AUTHOR: Charmaine Galloway



Charmaine was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. Writing has been her passion and a positive emotional outlet since middle school. As a teen, writing in her journal allowed her to escape the negativity of her world. Around that time she also began writing her first fiction novel. She finds joy in creating unique and awe inspiring story-lines for the characters in her stories. Ingenuity and imagination is a mainstay and compass in her work.

Charmaine has a Bachelor of Arts in Family Life Education and an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Becoming a fierce advocate and supporter of troubled young women has been a goal of hers since overcoming struggles of her own as a young woman. “I believe turning a blind eye or deaf ear to our struggling youth only promotes destruction and demise. They are human. They have a voice. You’ll be surprised by what you learn from them if you just listen.”

Charmaine, being the wearer of many proverbial ‘hats’, is an independent self-publisher and the founder of Charming Gal Publications. She is the CEO and jewelry designer for Forever Divas Fashionable Jewelry, her online jewelry boutique and a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher. However, the most important ‘hat’ she wears is that of Mom to her two children. Following her dreams as a writer and authoress will leave a beautiful legacy for them and encourage them to work hard to achieve their dreams because their Mom didn't quit reaching for hers.



My World, Through My Eyes is a heartfelt collection of poems, reflections, and prayers that represent the trials and triumphs of the poet’s past.

As a teen, Charmaine found joy in writing in her journal. It was therapeutic as it allowed her to escape the negativity of her world. She wrote all of her thoughts, feelings, and emotions on paper. Having a positive outlet for this emotion and creativity encouraged her to see that there is positive light within the hardships she has endured.

Charmaine believes that her purpose is to share her testimony of Faith. In this book, she shares one of the most valuable and essential lessons she has learned on her journey. Learning to Let Go and Let God intervene in her life and heal her from her sinful past has been the most changing, validating, and peace yielding decision she has made.

Come and witness Charmaine’s poetic reflection of life which has molded her into the strong, devoted mother and Christian she is today.



Meet Tyra, Alisha, and Brittany. These young women have been good friends since high school. Like most close friends, they have shared secrets and had ups and downs. They’ve also managed to maintain and solidify healthy, trusting friendships with each other through the year. Or so it seemed. More recently, there has been a change in atmosphere amongst them. Betrayal? Dishonesty? Their friendship is about to be put to the test with the secrets they hold.

Tyra Bell is a single mother who has seen hardships and trials. She’s led a tumultuously torrid lifestyle before the birth of her son. Good decisions and sound judgment were not within her character before he was born. Since becoming a mom, Tyra made the decision to become a devout Christian. She realizes that her son deserves a family and is preparing herself and waiting on God to send her life-mate. While adjusting to her walk as a Christian, Tyra’s faith is shaken to its core when she receives a phone call. Her party past and bad decisions could cost her the most valuable things she has. Her son.

Brittany Parker is the epitome of a “kept” woman. This self-centered house wife of a successful medical doctor lives her life under the premise that life (hers at least) is too perfect to have a care in the world. But major marital problems arise when her husband becomes a workaholic. How else can he afford this woman and her lavish lifestyle? He always was big on the idea of work hard, play hard. Brittany must’ve been too busy spending his money to notice.

Alisha Wright is a dedicated mother of two. Dedicated to raising her family, she unselfishly sacrifices her own joys and desires to efficiently meet her responsibilities as a mom. Alisha’s children are not the only people who enjoy the fruit of her toil and selflessness. She would go to any measure to stay in a relationship with her son’s father and he knows it. Will his manipulation and deception lead her to abandon her priorities? Alisha needs her friends for support but insists on baring this heartache on her own.

As the lives of these friends unfold they each have opportunities to reflect. It is then that secrets and truths are revealed. Will the secrets ruin their lifelong friendships? When the time comes, these three women will be faced with difficult choices and as a result their lives will never be the same.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Crowned by Princess Dior

Roxy has been on a paper chase ever since her mother was incarcerated. Left to fend for herself she turns to the one place that doesn’t judge her; the streets. When her life begins to spiral out of control she has to decide whether she is ready to own up to her mistakes and the people she has crossed or trade in her Gucci shoes and king-sized bed for state issued slippers and a twin sized cot.




Princess Dior, born Princess Estella Dior Washington to Queen Esther Perkins, faced many challenges in her younger life. Raised by a single mother that she viewed to be the most powerful woman in the world, Princess’s life was nothing less than boring. Growing up, Princess watched as her mother hustled to provide for her and her siblings by any means necessary. Taking great pride in her mother’s determination to raise her family, Princess embodied in her strength which molded her into an outspoken, well-dressed little girl with her eyes on the world.

Grounded by the church, and expressing hobbies for writing and speaking publicly, Princess began to showcase her talents at the mere age of thirteen and has yet to look back. Filled with the desire to help, she began to use her talents to motivate and uplift others through writing and public speaking. Since being raised in a church filled environment, Princess knew that taking on the role of being over the morning announcements and the dance ministry would be worth something more than a resume builder.

Taking her religious values very seriously, Estella believed that she was destined to do great things. As life would have it, Princess took a turn into the game of survival which lead to leading a life as a “Hustler’s Wife”. Becoming accustomed to the fabrication of a fabulous life, Princess turned to the streets to provide her with all of life’s riches. Hustling became her new lease on life until she found herself facing a 35 year prison sentence. With her hands clasp together on bended knees, she remembered her mother saying “No weapon formed against you shall prosper”. Renewing her faith in God, Estella began to reevaluate her outlook on life.

Feeling that the enemy won, Estella’s reclamation of her salvation while in wait at the women’s detention center only added more blessings for this newfound young woman. Winning the Correctional Idol Contest gave her the affirmation that she needed. Recommencing the skills that never left her hand or her heart, Estella won a spot on a CD with Malcolm Jamal Warner and on Russell Simmons Def Poetry Slam.

Enjoying her renowned love for writing, poetry, and mentorship, Estella spread all of her positive energy throughout her family and ministry on love, life, and inspiration. By creating an image to inspire others with her story and the recreation of her life, this aspiring Media Mogul wanted to share her trials and tribulations to mentor others and show them the path that God has set forth. Knowing and believing that God can and will show up in your life during your most controversial times, Estella wants all to know that being patient and humbling yourself proves that you too can make the right advancement in life.

Now living a life of substantial wealth in Christ, Estella is a free woman who’s working and building her media empire that motivates and inspires others through the works of art and entertainment. Currently taking pride in her husband, Dorian Wright and their children, she looks at life to be enriching and full of a well-rounded support system. Feeling compelled by her story, Estella feels that there is no shame in sharing her life story. She hopes that her story heals and motivates those that feel all hope is gone.

Estella Dior is a, Wife, Mother, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, an Author and a Spoken Word Poet who has overcome trials and tribulations with goals to enrich and inspire everyone she meets. Her hopes are to transform each being and to convert their lives from walking by sight, but by Faith alone.

We would now like to officially introduce the world to the transformation of “Estella Dior, Media Mogul”

Get to know the author:

What inspired me to write?
Princess Dior: As a child I would always write and I loved to speak. After facing many adversities in my life, I was introduced into a new world where I could live the American Dream if I stayed on the right path. I knew that if I told my story, I could help others that may be in some of my past situations. #PrincessDior

What were some downfalls of writing?

Princess Dior: Staying focused was really hard for me. I live with, not suffer from ADD. With my love for writing, I had so many tell me that I wouldn’t or couldn’t do it. This always played over and over in my mind, but with strength and perseverance, I won that battle. #PrincessDior

What advice would I give another inspiring author?

Princess Dior: Never let someone speak your life into existence. If you can think it, you can become it. Always continue to strive to be whom and what you want to be, your dreams are your destiny. There will always be a yes in the wake. #PrincessDior

What motivated my plot?

Princess Dior: My life is my plot. From a young child until today, there is always a new road of discovery. #PrincessDior

What message do you want your readers to receive after reading your book?

Princess Dior: That no matter what you have been through, your past doesn’t determine your future. #PrincessDior

Are you working on anything else?

Princess Dior: Yes, my sequel to “Crowned”. Stay tuned in, this one will answer a lot of questions about the real Roxie. And the plot really thickens! #PrincessDior

What would or how you say mostly inspired your journey? Princess Dior: My mother, Queen Perkins and her faith in me along with my strong belief in God inspired me to write “Crowned”. #PrincessDior

Find the author:

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ThePrincessDior

Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ThePrincessDior

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/PrincessDior34

Tumblr: theprincessdior.tumblr.com

Linked In: Princess Dior

Email: Info@PrincessDior.com

Website: www.PrincessDior.com



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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

An Unexpected Blessing Virtual Book Tour



Tell us about An Unexpected Blessing.

My book is titled An Unexpected Blessing. My main character is a Nigerian woman living in diaspora. Feranmi has everything going for her, except in the love department. For her parents this is not acceptable especially at her age. An Unexpected Blessing explores her desperate plan to fool her parents that she is in a committed relationship in order to avoid be harassed about her unmarried state and being hooked up.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

As with everything a writer I’m sure, life presents a lot of ideas. I ’m a Nigerian living in diaspora so I was inspired by stories all around me. One of the most talked about topics for African women whether in diaspora or back home or in general is marriage. People have a certain expectation on the age at which a lady must be married. An Unexpected Blessing explores that issue.

Did you have to do quite a bit of research for this book?

Not at all. I did a little bit especially about Chicago, but the rest came naturally to me. I’m writing my next book now and the topic isn’t so familiar so I’m having to do a lot of research.

What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading fill-in your book title?

Apart from a lesson in forgiveness, love and acceptance, the main thing I hope readers take way from my story is that things go much smother if we trust God’s plan and are willing to step outside our comfort zone. To be able to let go of always trying to be in control and let the Spirit lead.

Okay, a not-so-fun question. How important are reviews to you as a writer?

Extremely. In my opinion, word of mouth is the fastest medium of communication and as an avid reader myself, I look at what fellow readers had to say then I make my decision.


About the Author

Unoma Nwankwor is the co-owner of KevStel Group, a Christian entertainment company, specializing in movie productions, book publications and hosting events. When she is not writing or running the operations of her company, she spends her time with her husband and two kids. Born in Akron, Ohio to Nigerian parents, Unoma spent her childhood and early adulthood years in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. She now resides in Atlanta which she has called home for fifteen years.

About the Book

SHE HAD A PLAN

Personal banker, Feranmi Adewunmi has done well for herself in diaspora by any standards. But by her parent’s calculations, she should be married by now. And they had the right man for her. For Feranmi, being single wasn’t a crime and so she came up with the perfect plan to beat them at their own game. All she needed was a man.

HE WAS SCORNED WITH A PAST

CEO of Montgomery Construction, Alex Montgomery was back in Atlanta. His primary focus was rebuilding his business after an unfortunate incident in Chicago changed his life forever. A chance meeting with Feranmi turned that plan upside down. The pain she caused him in school was still fresh in his mind but so were the feelings that never died. Now she needed a favor.

A BUDDING ROMANCE THREATENED BY SECRETS

For Feranmi time was running out. Her parents would be visiting soon and she still hadn’t found the perfect Nigerian man. Alex was her only option, after all how hard could it be? What they weren’t prepared for was an attraction they couldn’t ignore. Will they lean on the Lord for guidance or insist on being in control? Will his guarded dark past confirm her fears? Or will love prevail the second time around?

An Unexpected Blessing is a novel of love, forgiveness, and being open to God’s plan in your life. The best blessings are often unexpected.

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http://www.unomanwankwor.com


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Featured Author: Stacy-Deanne


Stacy-Deanne (Dee-Anne) is a published novelist of crime fiction, mystery/suspense, and romantic suspense with interracial subplots. She started writing professionally in 1 997 when she was nineteen years old. Stacy grew up loving the suspense genre. Her idols are Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock. Her love for Psycho and many of his movies fueled her fire for suspense.


When Albany Detective Brianna “Bree” Morris learns that Cuban crime lord Milan Varela wants her estranged father dead, she heads off to Miami to find out why. With Homicide Detective Jayce Matthews and her exlover Detective Steven Kemp she devises a plot to get close to the Varela organization. Brianna finds herself attracted to the older Milan and falls deep into his web of seduction while fighting to keep her mind on her mission. Milan is equally drawn to Brianna and vows to win her trust and her heart.

Is Milan really the villain when it comes to Brianna’s father? Or is he the victim? Is Brianna’s father really in danger or is there more to the story than anyone could ever imagine? Brianna risks her life to save her father’s but will she end up losing her own? The steamy, explosive, and super-hot new installment in the Bree and Steven Series!

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Friday, September 13, 2013

BOOK TOUR: Tears of a Hustler 5 by Silk White



Four and a half years in prison and finally Pauleena is back in the free world, ready to hit the ground running and get back to business. However, one problem stands in her way….The Spades. With Wolf out the game, The Spades leader Dice has no choice, but to step up to the plate and keep the movement moving, before new management takes over. The only question is does he have what it takes to lead thousands of troops into battle, as well as keep himself out of jail and not get his head blown off in the process? Free to do what he wants, Wolf has the freedom he has always sought…but the game can’t and won’t let him go no matter how hard he tries to avoid it. Join Silk White as he takes readers imaginations into a fast paced story of betrayal, deceit and disloyalty. Watch as the tables get turned and nothing is as it seems….let the journey begin…….

Excerpt

Pauleena entered the shower room and grabbed some scrawnylooking white girl who was drying off and tossed her out of the shower room, then slammed the door behind her. Instantly Jessica looked up and saw Pauleena standing in the shower room fully dressed. Right then and there Jessica already knew what time it was.

“Oh I see you one of them hard headed bitches.” Jessica spat. She stood talking to Pauleena as if she wasn’t butt naked. Jessica was a big girl, but she wasn’t fat nor was she skinny. Jessica rinsed the remaining soap suds off of her body, then cut the shower off, as she noticed Pauleena heading towards her. All the steam that filled the shower room and floated through the air made it hard for Jessica or Pauleena to seeclearly. “Come on bitch.” Jessica growled taking a defensive stance. Once Pauleena was within arm reach, Jessica fired off a quick jab.

Pauleena weaved the jab and caught Jessica with a stiff right hook. Jessica’s head snapped back as the strap on her shower slippers broke off. Once Pauleena saw Jessica struggling to keep her footing she went in for the kill and fired punches from all angles hitting Jessica all in herface and head. Jessica fought back as best she could, but every time she tried to gain momentum in the fight Pauleena hit her with another punch.

Jessica kicked off her other shower shoe, backed up and took a second to regroup. She eyed Pauleena closely, the fresh scratches that covered her face were beginning to burn and sting, so she quickly moved on to plan B. Jessica charged Pauleena and was rewarded with two stiff punches to the face. Jessica took the punches well, reached out and grabbed a handful of Pauleena hair. “Bitch!” Jessica barked, then tossed Pauleena into the wall by her hair. Pauleena’s body sounded off loudly when it made contact with the wall. Jessica held Pauleena’s hair with one hand and fired off several punches to her face, followed by a few knee strikes.

Outside the shower room Remy as well as several other inmates stood outside the shower room’s door listening to the gruesome battle that was taking place on the other side of the door. They didn’t know what was going on, but from the sound of it they could tell that it was going down.



A native of Harlem, New York, Silk White began his writing career in 2006. He is the author of the three part Urban Fiction series Tears of a Hustler and Co-Owner of Good2Go Publishing and Good2Go Films. Silk has No Way Out and Black Barbie as a film credit under Good2Go Films and in his spare time, loves to write and act. He is currently producing a new movie and is hard at work on his next novel.

Tell me about the finale to your critical acclaim trilogy Tears of a Hustler?

This book is the finale to a trilogy that was written 2 years ago. We took our time with releasing part 2 & 3 to help build up our fan base in between releases. It’s a classic finale that all our loyal fans have been waiting for. I promised I wouldn’t let them down and according to the reviews we have received so far, everyone is happy. Check amazon.

What made you decide to start your own publishing company rather than signing with an establish publisher?

Well after Tears of a Hustler PT 1 was released I had several offers on the table, but from a business standpoint it just made more sense to release my titles under my own company. In the short term it’s a lot of work because you have to build your fan base one fan at a time, because you don’t have any distribution. But once you’ve established your brand like we have, you make 100% of the profit. At the rate we’re going we should be one of the biggest independent african american owned publishing companies out there in a few years. We’ve reached over 200,000 households in two years with no help. Right now we have good2go publishing and good2go films our movie Production Company and Third Lane Marketing.

What is the hardest part of writing for you?

Writing was a natural process for me, growing up in the environment that I grew up in and my life experiences help enhanced my already vivid imagination. My ability to translate my imagination thru writing was a god gifted talent that I discovered when I was going thru unforeseen circumstances.

What’s the best thing about being an author?

I really appreciate all the love and support that I get from the fans. They are the ones that keep me motivated. It’s amazing to see all the support that I get from all parts of the country, outside the country also. Shout out to all my UK Fans. I never thought that one day my work would have reached over 70,000 households.

What are you working on now?

Well I just wrapped up my 5th book which is slated to be released Nov 25 2011. Its called The Teflon Queen. So be on the look out for that. You can pre-order an autograph copy now from www.good2gopublishing.com I also just finished shooting my 2nd movie under good2go films its called Black Barbie. The first movie is called No Way Out you can get that at www.good2gofilms.com

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

This piece of advice is not just for writers but any aspiring entrepreneurs out there. Especially, the youth coming from underprivileged communities. Sometimes in life we get a bad hand to play with. You have to make the best out of the hand you’re given. The best piece of advice I can give is, spend all your time and energy focusing on accomplishing your goals whatever it may be, you’re going to get results. Surround yourself with good people you trust, Sleep 5hrs work 19hrs. I just want to say Thanks to everyone out there for the love and support. Keep supporting me and Good2go Publishing

CONTACT INFORMATION

WWW.GOOD2GOPUBLISHING.COM

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GOOD2GOPUBLISHING

WWW.TWITTER.COM/GOOD2GOBOOKS


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Thursday, September 12, 2013

FEATURED AUTHOR: KS Oliver





I am a mother of two boys, William Sha’Kwan & Trystyn K’Shaun. I was born in New York and raised in Georgia. I have an Associate’s Degree in General Studies, and a certificate in Medical Billing & Coding. I have these skills but writing has always been my guilty pleasure. On May 2010, following the birth of my youngest child, I was diagnosed with Lupus. Subsequently, I was diagnosed with Skin Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Fibrosis, Hypotension, Hypothyroids & Severe Depression. My psychiatrists suggested writing a diary, but I learned quickly that poetry came a lot easier to me. With my everyday life being so challenging, I needed an easier outlet to keep me standing strong.



The title Still Standing is literal. Often people go through things that break them. How would you handle being diagnosed with more than 5 diseases before the age of 30? KS Oliver takes you into her world of pain and Lupus. She has had more x-rays, CT scans, surgeries and blood work performed than one can count and is Still Standing.

Why did you choose to write this book?

The more I wrote and the more people read my writing; the more I heard that I should share it. The title Still Standing is literal. I have been cut, poked and jabbed multiple times. I have stayed in the hospital for several days on end. I am on a first name basis with the emergency room staff. I have had more x-rays, CT scans, surgeries and blood work performed than I can count. I am still standing. What would you like readers to take away from your book? When people read my book I just want them to take something with them that they didn’t come with. I have had to learn faith and embrace my strength.

What did you learn about yourself in terms of your strong points and weak points while writing this book? 

While writing this book I learned that it is ok to not be so private when it can help someone else. My weaknesses are sometimes what people need to see to build their strength.

What advice would you offer to someone interested in writing a non fiction book?

I would tell anyone interested in writing a book to do it. Be true to yourself and your craft

Do you plan to write any more books?

I have a book releasing on September 25 titled Affectionately 360


Who was the first author you ever met?

The first author I ever met face to face was Minnie Dix aka Leigh Mcknight

What are you reading right now?

I am now reading Niya by Fabiola Joseph and Erotic Bliss

How can readers get in contact with you? (mail, email, website)

I am on facebook www.facebook.com/authoressksoliver, IG @authoressks, twitter @authoressks, website: www.authoressksoliver.com, and email authoressksoliver@gmail.com

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

I just want you to know I don’t write for sympathy but for understanding. Though being chronically ill isn’t easy it doesn’t mean you can’t accomplish every goal you have set. It has made me stronger.



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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

BOOK OF THE DAY: STRANGERS by Crystal Rhodes



When celebrity attorney, DANA MANSFIELD first encounters security specialist, JAMES STARR, she is openly hostile. She can’t help but wonder if this stranger holds the key to the disappearance of two children whose lives she is trying desperately to save.

Shocked by her hostility, James is no less wary of Dana, especially when he discovers her connection to his enemy, Sinclair Reasoner—a man whom he has sworn to kill on sight.

As events threaten to spiral out of control and the attraction between Dana and James grows, lurking in the shadows is another stranger. He is a man who holds the answers to secrets that are too explosive to reveal. Yet, his sinister presence is destined to lead to love, redemption and revenge.

http://sinseriessentinel.blogspot.com



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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box Virtual Book Tour with Valerie J. Lewis Coleman

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About The Book

What your father didn't tell you and your mother didn't know. Successful. Beautiful. Intelligent. Yet a satisfying relationship eludes Debra Hampton. At thirty-five years old, she can't figure out why her philosophy on men-and what they want from women-isn't working. She's trapped in a cycle of shattered relationships, until a friend refers her to a relationship guru. After some resistance, Debra finds refuge in his counsel as he helps her navigate through the storms of rejection and failed love. Once he reveals the error of her ways, will Debra master the forbidden secrets to attract her soul mate or continue to keep love at bay?

About The Author

Valerie J. Lewis Coleman has helped women find relational fulfillment by identifying the four types of male hunters, avoiding seventy percent of men who only want the goody box and winning the heart of Mr. Right-For-You. She explains how she overcame struggles and offers proven techniques to help you get off the crazy cycle of relational demise in her novel The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box! Visit TheGoodyBoxBook.com for the sequel, prequel and upcoming events!

The bestselling author of Blended Families An Anthology, Valerie has helped thousands of families navigate the challenges of child support, visitation, discipline and more. With over twenty years of experience in family and relationships, she has given advice on varying issues including baby-momma drama, defiant children and disapproving in-laws. On her journey to assist others with building strong families, she shares her testimony and provides practical tools to help you stop the stepfamily madness in your home!

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Book Excerpts

The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box
What your father didn’t tell you and your mother didn’t know

Chapter 1
For the Love of Vincent

Sunday-morning service stirred Debra Hampton’s heart. The poignant message convinced her to resolve a matter that had her torn for almost a year. She had been undecided about whether to marry her live-in boyfriend, Vincent. He didn’t share her religious beliefs and refused to go with her to church, but she knew that he was the best man for her.

He laughed at her silly antics, talked with her about her ambitions and encouraged her to greatness. He made her the focal point of his life and involved her in every decision no matter how minute. But it was his touch that held her hostage, kept her toying with God’s love by giving herself to a man who was not her husband. With her head bowed to hide the free-flowing tears, she exited the church without speaking to anyone. She sat in her Mercedes S550, took a moment to freshen her makeup, expelled a sigh of relief. She looked to Heaven through the panorama sunroof, smiled, closed her eyes, gave thanks. The decision to accept Vincent’s proposal resonated; filled her with peace as she trusted the Lord with her soul mate.

The thirty-minute drive from the inner-city church to her suburban home gave her ample time to reflect upon the life they would build together: three children, business partnership and unlimited mind-blowing sex. The rush of blood to her southern bell—the name her mother called her vagina when she was a child—gave her pause. Fortunately, she was stopped at a red light. She clicked through the Sirius Satellite stations and then opted to enjoy tunes Vincent had downloaded to her iPod a few nights prior.

As she turned into Creekwood Estates—a lavish community north of Dayton—she admired the mansion-sized homes set hundreds of feet from the street. Manicured lawns featured rows of exotic trees, shrubbery and blooming flowers. Cobblestone driveways boasted luxury cars and backyards had customized gym sets or in-ground pools.

Her stucco and brick palatial home was small in comparison to those of her neighbors, but it was big enough for her family-to-be. She loved the side-entry, three-car garage because it camouflaged the unpacked moving boxes from passersby. She parked in the usual spot—closest to the mudroom door—and then she smiled wide. “He’s home.” Debra grabbed her purse and Bible and then jaunted into the house. She placed her belongings on the granite countertop, careful not to make noise. Since the television wasn’t locked on a sporting event, Vincent had to be resting in the master suite. A 3,500-square-foot home and he preferred the family room and bedroom.

She slipped off her stilettos, tiptoed up the stairs. Her heart beat faster with each step. She wiped her palms together to dry the sweaty moisture, pressed her ear to the door. His subtle snores seeped through. She giggled and then covered her mouth to halt the escape of more laughter. She opened the door, peeked in, swung it wide. “Vincent! What the devil?”

“Debra, what are you doing here?” After a quick dismount, he rummaged the floor for his Fruit of the Looms. “When’d you get home?” “Who is this woman and why is she in my bed?” She ran to the side of the bed, towered over her betrayer. Breath stalled in her throat, eyes widened. “Catherine!” Catherine—the first person to welcome Debra to the neighborhood—reached for her clothes, scurried to dress.

Debra lunged at her, snatched her by the ponytail, drew back her fist. Just as she connected with Catherine’s right jaw, Vincent grabbed Debra around the waist, pulled her away. She flailed her arms, kicked at his shins, head-butted him in the mouth. When he released her, she pursued Catherine who was halfway down the stairs, underwear in tow.

What Others Are Saying

"A brilliant writer. I love her work. The characters are so real, so rich and fleshed out so well. You hit the nail on the head with these women. Can I have the rights to the movie?"

Mother Love, TV and radio host of The Mother Love Show

"I started to skim through this book, but now I cannot put it down. This is an incredible book that all women must read."

Lexi, talk-show host of The Lexi Show as seen on The Word Network

"Coleman lays the hard-hitting arsenal out in the open in this refreshing and looong-awaited new spin on an ageless battle to tame the flesh! Goody Box is a woman's must-hav

e, must-READ handbook. Goody Box will have you pledging heart-gasm before orgasm!" Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress, author of Manna for Mamma and The Bankrupt Spirit



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