Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thread of Gold Beads Virtual Book Tour

About The Book

Amelia, daughter of the last independent King of Danhomè, King Gbèhanzin, is the apple of her father’s eye, loved beyond measure by her mother, and overprotected by her siblings. She searches for her place within the palace amidst conspirators and traitors to the Kingdom. Just when Amelia begins to feel at home in her role as a Princess, a well-kept secret shatters the perfect life she knows. Someone else within the palace also knows and does everything to bring the secret to light. A struggle between good and evil ensues causing Amelia to leave all that she knows and loves. She must flee Danhomè with her brother, to south-western Nigeria. In a faraway land, she finds the love of a new family and God. The well-kept secret thought to have been dead and buried, resurrects with the flash of a thread of gold beads. Amelia must fight for her life and what is left of her soul.

Set during the French-Dahomey war of the late 1890s in Benin Republic and early 1900s in Abeokuta and Lagos, South-Western Nigeria, Thread of Gold Beads is a delicate love story, and coming of age tale of a young girl. It clearly depicts the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversities

About The Author

Please include banner, book cover and author pic in post. Nike Campbell-Fatoki was born in Lvov, Ukraine to Nigerian parents. She spent her formative years in Lagos, Nigeria, listening to stories and folktales told by her maternal Grandparents. Her fondest memories were the weekends her mother took her and her siblings to Kings Way, on Lagos Island, returning back with bags of story books.

Though a social science major, she found great pleasure in taking literature classes. She graduated magna cum laude in Economics from Howard University and further went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in International Development from American University, Washington, DC. She worked for several years in International Development field working with International Development consulting firms managing projects and programs overseas.

Presently, she is a Budget and Finance Manager in the municipal government in the Washington DC area. She is an avid reader. She loves traveling, watching movies and listening to music. She is also the Founder of Eclectic Goodies, a party favors and gifts packaging company. She lives in the Washington DC area with her husband and three sons.

Connect with the Author

Email Address:
Twitter link
Twitter Hashtag: #GoldBeadsTour
Facebook link
Facebook Fan Page
Book Trailer

Buy Links


Amazon US

Amazon UK:

Link to Tour Schedule

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Friday, October 25, 2013


LaTara V. Ham-Ying is a lifestyle Success Strategist and national speaker who helps entrepreneurs step into emotional freedom, gain new perspective on their personal and business mission, and live fearlessly designed lifestyles.

Faith in Action: Using the Power of Your Measure, helps the reader to see faith in a new light. Faith is more than just believing. It is a necessary component of the Believer’s life that involves preparation in expectation of what is to come. It is in the midst of this preparation as you take action you that God will be glorified as others see your determination to stand on the promises of your Creator. As the reader reads this book, they are encouraged to make faith in action a daily purposeful habit, much like those in the examples, as they flip the pages for more and more enlightenment on the power of using your measure of faith.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Happy Sweetest Day


Welcome to the exciting new line of A SWEETEST DAY ROMANCE novels!

The sweet romance stories of yesteryear are back! This time they are Black, Rich, Bold and Beautiful. They are Young and Restless, and some even work in a General Hospital.

Do you remember the “sweetest” moment in your life? How about your “sweetest” fantasy? Now you can enjoy the new line of “A Sweetest Day Romance” novels. We will bring you a new story, or two, each month on the mysteries and adventures of romance.

Our well written, full-length romance novels are priced at only $2.99. So relax and lose yourself in the beauty of romance.

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On October 8, 1921, the first Sweetest Day originated in Cleveland, Ohio which launched a movement throughout the candy industry to rank Sweetest Day with the nationally accepted Mother's Day, Father's Day, and St. Valentine's Day.

Sweetest Day is a holiday primarily celebrated in the states of Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan, and to these Midwesterners, it is more sacred than Saint Valentine’s Day itself. This romantic holiday is celebrated on the third Saturday in the month of October.

Below are some of our current and upcoming titles:

Sweetest Desires
Sweetest Day Ever
Sweetest Day of All
One Sweet Christmas
Made Just for You
Sweetest Moment
Sea of Passion
Rising Tide
Sweet as Candy
Sweetest Home Coming

Author, Beverly Taylor, writes charming, passionate, tenderness, vintage romance at its finest, h Heroines are feisty and fierce, while the heroes are strong and steadfast. But in the end, love conquers all. A Sweetest Day Romance novels are poignant and engaging.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Secret Worth Keeping by Lakisha Johnson

Shelby is a career woman turned housewife who enjoys the friendships that have been built with her 5 best friends; Camille, Lynesha, Raylin, Kerri and Chloe. They are all career women with different businesses or careers, husbands and even children but something is missing, something they can’t find at home, in a store or even in a book. So, they search for this missing piece in the beds, arms, cars, offices and even in storage rooms of other men who don’t mind paying for what Dem Dam Divas can offer. They enjoy the thrill of sneaking, creeping and even vacationing on someone else’s dime but what happens when it all becomes too much? From being found guilty with no evidence, secretly wanting someone who doesn’t want you, loving only to not be loved back, caught up in a dream that you’re about to be awaken from; will it be worth it in the end? Will their secret lives be revealed and will it become too much to handle? Will they regret their actions or stand by them? Will they finally question whether this secret is really worth keeping?

Get to know Lakisha: 

1. Who is Lakisha Johnson? 

 I am a 36 year old young lady, who is married with 2 children. I am the product of a large crazy family and I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. I am always on the go but I find time to write and read, which are 2 hobbies I love.

2. What made you want to become an author?

 Writing or becoming an author isn’t something I set out to do but it is something that I’ve now found, I am destined to do. Writing is a passion and a gift that God has blessed me with and because of that it has become something greater than I could have ever imagined which is why I can now call myself an author.

3. Is this your first book and do you see yourself writing anymore?

 No, this isn’t my first book but it is my first published book. My first book is a self-published book that is entitled, “Doses of Devotion” and it’s simply a book of encouragement. Yes, I do see myself writing many more books because this is only the beginning for me.

 4. Why did you choose to write a fiction after a devotional? 

It was actually a spur of the moment thing. I was sitting at home one night looking at some recent pictures from a sleepover with my sisters and aunt and this idea popped in my head. So, I grabbed my computer and began writing and it was fairly easy because I took some of the personality traits from my sisters, aunt and friends and the words just begin to flow.

5. Why did you choose the name, “A Secret Worth Keeping?” 

 I chose this title because everyone is always eager to hear a secret. I know it may be hard to believe but if you want to grab anyone’s attention; call, text or email them and tell them you have a secret to share and they will drop everything to hear it.

 6. Is this book based on real life events? 

 No, everything that is in this book is my imagination. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am sure there are a lot of women who can relate, who have probably been in one of these situations or know someone who has but no, this isn’t based on real life.

 7. What do you want your readers to get out of this book?

 That a secret can bring complete chaos in any situation so choose your secrets or even the secrets you want to keep wisely because at any given time, they can blow up in your face.

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Monday, October 14, 2013


We're going on a blog tour to promote the Online Conference.  Visit the stops on the tours for a chance to win an amazon gift card.

1. Invite to SORMAG’s online conference

10/11 Simply Said Reading Accessories

2. What is an online conference?
10/14 Bettye Griffin

3. How can you participate in an online conference?
10/15 Maxine Thompson

4. What happens on the 1st Day of the conference?
10/16 Unoma S Nwankwor

5. What happens on the 2nd Day of the conference?
10/17 Makasha Dorsey

6. What happens on the 3rd Day of the conference?
10/18 Dorcas Graham

7. What are the goals of the SORMAG’s online conference?
10/21 Deatri King Bey

8. Tips to have a good experience at an online conference
1. Check the agenda and attend the workshops that will interest you
10/22 Renee Williams

9. Tips to have a good experience at an online conference
2. Participate, don’t be a lurker
10/23 Shelia Goss

10. Tips to have a good experience at an online conference
3. Meet new people, introduce yourself
10/24 Patricia Woodside

11. Last Day to register for SORMAG’s Online Conference
10/25 Lori Soard

12. SORMAG’s Online Conference – Nov 1-3
10/31 See Ya On The Net

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Friday, October 11, 2013


Quanie Miller grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana. She fell in love with reading at an early age and spent most of her time at the Iberia Parish Library discovering new authors like R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike (she was often found walking back home from the library with a stack of books that went up to her chin). She holds degrees from Louisiana State University and San Jose State University. She has been the recipient of the James Phelan Literary Award, the Louis King Thore Scholarship, the BEA Student Scriptwriting Award, and the Vicki Hudson Emerging Writing Prize. She loves writing humorous stories about strong willed, sassy women who can’t keep themselves out of trouble. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and is currently, as always, working on another novel. To find out more about Quanie and her works in progress visit

Jazzy secretly wants to get back together with her ex-boyfriend, Curtis, so when he calls and reveals that he’s got something important to tell her, she’s got no idea that he’s about to propose—to her first cousin and bitter rival, Mercedes.

The annual family dinner is coming up, and fearing that she will spend the evening seething while Mercedes flaunts her four carat engagement ring in her face, Jazzy asks Reggie, an Adonis she met at the mall, to accompany her. As fate would have it, not only did Reggie and Mercedes used to date; that backstabbing, leopard print wearing cow is still carrying a torch for him! Revenge.

It’s never been so sweet.

But falling for Reggie? Holy crap! That wasn’t part of the plan! She’s got enough on her plate as it is; restaurant shootouts, a neurotic boss, a mother who spies on the neighbors, and a sister and best friend with man problems that could land them on Jerry Springer. Who has time to fall in love? So when Curtis comes sniffing around again—this time, with an accusation that sends her blood pressure shooting through the roof—the one good nerve that Jazzy’s got left has just about run its course.


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Thursday, October 10, 2013

BOOK OF THE DAY: Sent From Heaven by Dee Dee Scott

Best-selling romance author Maya Smith's life is far different from the characters she creates in her novels. Left to raise a baby without the assistance of the married father, she has given up on finding a prince on a white horse to rescue her.

Enter Cardiologist and single father, Ford Tucker. Dr. Tucker is all work and no play. He has dedicated his life to work and raising his daughter. When Ford becomes Maya’s Cardiologist, he is instantly smitten with her.

Sparks fly and the passion’s hot as ever between the two. But just when Ford thinks he has finally found Ms. Right, and Maya thinks she’s found her prince, a devastating secret is revealed that will rock the core of their relationship. Will their bond survive the terrible secret? Or will Ford end up alone and Maya prince less?

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

I Don't Know Virtual Book Tour, Dealing with Sexual Abuse with Yvette Allen Tatum

About The Book

“I Didn't Know" is for more than just an audience of one. If you look to your left, look to your right, or directly in the mirror, you will see or know someone who has been sexually abused... even if you look in the mirror, and the person is YOU! More than the tragedy of sexual abuse is the tragedy of the silence of sexual abuse. It must be talked about. Our stories have to be shared; someone's life is literally depending upon YOU to BREAK THE IGNORANCE OF SILENCE! "I Didn't Know" brings to the forefront the many hidden faces of child sexual abuse. The author, Yvette L. Allen-Tatum, shares not only her story, but the compelling testimonies of others--everyone from the actual victim, to the offender, to those who standby by in disbelief and allow these heinous crimes against our children to continue. Our voices have to be heard, our children must be free or freed to tell the TRUTH: that someone touched them. Who can they run to? Will it be you?

About The Author

Author, Teacher, Conference Host, Public Speaker, Encourager, Motivator, Ordained & licensed Minister of The Gospel, Radical for Christ, undercover Comedian and the list goes on...

Yvette is a graduate of Grace Christian College where she earned her Masters of Divinity and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology. She is also a graduate of University of Richmond, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance and a Minor in Leadership Studies. In addition, she has 30 plus years of experience in income tax preparation and bookkeeping.

As the Founder of Surrounded by Faith Ministries, Yvette has had the opportunity to touch and transform the lives of many women with the Word of God. This mighty Woman of God has a prophetic teaching anointing which has enabled her to cross many boundaries. As such, the Call of God on her life has broadened from transforming the lives of women to transforming LIVES with the Word of God. While she still holds a passion to train and equip women in the life study and application of the Bible, her ultimate goal is to strengthen families. To do so her platform is geared to men, women and children.

From The Author

I Didn't Know - Identifying, Confronting & Overcoming Child Sexual Abuse - the title is indicative of the subject matter. In this book the author brings to the forefront the many faces of child sexual abuse; those of the victims and the abusers. Yvette Allen-Tatum boldly confronts her past of child sexual abuse to demonstrate that TRUE deliverance is possible. Yvette believes that we ALL (victims, abusers, enablers, nay-sayers, etc.) can OVERCOME the horrible effects of child sexual abuse.

This book proves that true healing is possible and necessary for us to become more than CONQUERORS through Christ Jesus. As a community, we have to:

 Identify Child Sexual Abuse –
o We have to talk about it (raise public awareness)
o Know the signs & symptoms
 Confront Child Sexual Abuse –
o Error on the side of caution – THE CHILD
o Be quick to BELIEVE the victim and make all necessary inquiries
o Studies show people are more apt to believe the innocence of the accused; this has to END
 Overcome Child Sexual Abuse –
o We overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the WORD of OUR TESTIMONY

Connect with the Author

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Barnes & Nobles:


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Monday, October 07, 2013

FEATURED PUBLISHER: Urban Prints Productions

Urban Prints Productions began with just a single thought in readers’ fresh voices, entertaining stories....and variety! Our goal is to entertain our readers by releasing a variety of books they love to read. As a publisher, we want to produce books authors aspire to and do write and readers love to read. We bring both the reader and the author to a common ground of enjoyment, passion, and excitement. This is where fiction meets to reality!

You know you have found a great treasure when characters jump from the pages into your very life. This feeling is what we bring you each and every time with our talented authors!

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Friday, October 04, 2013


PHE Ink is Houston’s Premiere Micro Independent Publishing House created by authors with a business mind. Since we only publish 24 titles a year, we are vigilant when looking for the “right story”. We bridge gaps between large publishing houses and Print On Demand companies. And our primary objective is Getting Books into Readers’ Hands.

PHE Ink is more than just a publisher and we do more than publish books. We are a full service firm that assists authors with their literary needs – from formalizing ideas for a storyline to marketing and promoting a printed book to managing an author’s Social Media campaign. Our relationship does not end when your book is printed. Nor do we leave you to market and promote your book alone. We cultivate long-term standing relationships with each author. We develop project plans tailored to their needs and we provide assistance, cross promotions and support. We invest our money, time and efforts into you and your work while creating a foundation for authors to be self-sufficient and sustainable.

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

FEATURED PUBLISHER: Delphine Publications

Why did you start your publishing house?

I launched my company at the age of 21 when I discovered the art of self-publishing. I had no desires on waiting for a company to say they wanted to publish me so instead I decided to publish myself. It was several months later that I brought on two other authors and it stayed that way for three years until I began to build onto the company.

What is your publishing house's mission?

I like to always stress that we publish stories that reflect who we are or someone we know. My goal is to continue to do that and entertain at the same thing.

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

SORMAG's Online Conference 2013

This is a FREE Conference


November 1-3, 2013

DAY 1 – New Writers - November 1

Online Panels – These panels will be hosted on the blog.


1. Dyanne Davis

2. Alice Wootson

3. Rose Jackson-Beavers

4. Cindy Matthews

5. Rae Lori

6. Sherelle Green

Turning an Idea into a Book

1. Leslie J. Sherrod

2. Alice Wootson

3. Nathasha Brooks

4. Angel de Amor

5. Sherelle Green

6. Dorcas Graham

Ask The Author

1. Abiola Abrams

2. Leslie J. Sherrod

3. Alice Wootson

4. Serenity King

5. Cindy Matthews

6. Rae Lori

7. Barbara Joe Williams

Creating An Ebook

1. Pat Simmons

2. Lyn Cote

3. Rae Lori

4. Terri J. Haynes

5. TL James

6. Tremayne Moore

How to Start a Street Team

1. Piper Huguley

2. LaShaunda Hoffman

Time Management

1.Shelia Goss

Meet The Publisher

Gwen Hayes - Entangled

Suzanne Hartmann – Castle Gate Press

Andrea Wilson - Divine Garden Press.

Live Panels – These panels will be hosted live on the phone.

Why Your Kindle Book Isn't Selling – 7pm central time

1.Cheryl Ferguson - The Ferguson Literary Agency

How To Start a Writer’s Group - 8 pm central time

1. LaShaunda C. Hoffman

2. Terri J. Haynes

3. Piper Huguley

4. Frances Frost

5. Ann Fields

The Business Side Of Writing – 9 pm central time

1. Jennifer Cole AKA - Parker J Cole

2. Serenity King

3. Dorcas Graham

4. TL James

5. Piper Huguley

6. Dr. Linda Beed

DAY 2 – Readers- November 2

Online Panels – These panels will be hosted on the blog.

Meet The Christian Author

1. Pat Simmons

2. Leslie J. Sherrod

3. Lyn Cote

4. Rose Jackson-Beavers

5. Jacqueline Holness

6. Pastor Danyelle Scroggins

7. Dr. Linda Beed

Meet The Romance Author

1. Ann Clay

2. Dyanne Davis

3. Serenity King

4. Angel de Amor

5. Sherelle Green

6. Savannah J

7. Barbara Joe Williams

8. Rochelle Alers

Meet The Mainstream Author 1. Abiola Abrams

2. Shelly Ellis

3. Cheryl Lacey Donovan

4. Makenzi

5. Nevea Lane

6. Rita Karnopp

7. Marissa Monteilh

Meet The Non- Fiction Author 1. LaTara Bussey

2. D.S. White

3. Andrea Wilson

4. Abiola Abrams

5. Arnita L. Fields

6. Janice R. Love

7. Yvette Bentley

Meet The Poet


2. Brook Blander

3.Marc Lacy

Live Panels – These panels will be hosted live on the phone.

How to Review A Book - 4pm central time

1. Dorcas Graham

2. Terri J. Haynes

3. Tremayne

4. Piper Huguley

5. Rita Karnopp

6. Michelle Monkou

7. Ella Curry

How To Keep A Book Club Going - 5 pm central time

1. Savannah J

2. Frances Frost

3. TaNisha Webb

Social Media and Readers - 6 pm central time

1. Abiola Abrams

2. Tremayne Moore

3. M.J. Kane

4. Tyora Moody

5. Ella Curry

6. LaShaunda Hoffman

DAY 3 – Published Authors - November 3

Online Panel – These panels will be hosted on the blog.

Using Kindle Author Platform

1. Lyn Cote

2. Nevea Lane

3. Shelia M. Goss

4. AlTonya Washington

Writing Sequels

1. Angelia Menchan

2. Shelly Ellis 3. Dyanne Davis

4. Angel de Amor

5. Pat G’Orge Walker

6. TL James

Blog Tour Providers

1. Paulette Harper

2. Renee Williams

3. Cheryl Lacey Donovan

4. Nevea Lane

5. Ella Curry


1.Jacqueline Holness

2. LaShaunda C. Hoffman

3. Makenzi

4. Ella Curry

5. Barbara Joe Williams

6. Lisa Y. Watson

7. Makasha Dorsey

8. Yvette Bentley

Always On Stage

1.Angela Breidenbach

Live Panels – These panels will be hosted live on the phone.

How To Work With a Book Club - 4 pm central time

1. Savannah J

2. Ella Curry

3. TaNisha Webb

Indie Publishing Panel -5 pm central time

1. Ann Clay

2. Rose Jackson-Beavers

3. Ruthie Robinson

4. Frances Frost

5. Rita Karnopp

6. Stephanie Casher

7. Marissa Monteilh

8. Dr. Linda Beed

Marketing – 6 pm central time

1. LaShaunda C. Hoffman

2. Jacqueline Holness

3. Paulette Harper

4. M.J. Kane

5. Cheryl Lacey Donovan

6. Ella Curry


I plan on offering an online goody bag. It will feature links to different goodies online. If you would like to be a part of the goody bag send me:

Link to an excerpt

Link to a short story

Link to an article

Link to a book trailer

Or any other online goody you want to share.

I only need links, I will not be posting any other info.


If you would like to sponsor the conference or make a donation:

SPONSORSHIP includes ads in Conference Program that will be sent to all registered guests.


We always need door prizes. Send me an email telling me what you would like to donate and how many. I will send you the winners name.

All donations/prizes and sponsors will receive a link on sponsor page.

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