Thursday, January 15, 2015

Secret Relations




Business and pleasure don’t mix…until emotion enters the scene.

Women in Hollywood, Book 1

Charlotte Richards didn't get to be one of Hollywood’s top talent managers by dating her clients. When it comes to her career, her heart is not part of the contract—no matter how enticing the star.

From the moment she steps into Sean Maxwell’s fabulous home, though, the cool, professional persona she’s worked so hard to build threatens to melt in desire hotter than Sean’s sexy R&B lyrics.

Sean’s attraction to Charlotte is nothing new, at least not to him. He fell for her the moment he spotted her at a celebrity gala years ago. Now, with his old manager kicked to the curb, it’s the perfect time to bring her into his life.

The sparks between them blow Sean’s plan to take things slow right off the charts. And his determination to win her runs into overtime when the ghosts of his past threaten to destroy their one chance at love.





Shelia M. Goss is a national best-selling author and a 2012 Emma Award Finalist. She has over thirteen books in print and over seven books as ebooks. She writes in multiple genres: Christian fiction, romance, women's fiction, suspense, and young adult. USA Today says, "Goss has an easy, flowing style with her prose..."

Some of her book titles are as follows: My Invisible Husband and Roses are thorns, Violets are true, Paige's Web, Double Platinum, His Invisible Wife, Hollywood Deception, Delilah, Savannah's Curse, and Ruthless. Her young adult book series is The Lip Gloss Chronicles: The Ultimate Test, Splitsville, Paper Thin, and Secrets Untold.

She also writes under the pen name Sparkle and has a new young adult series: The Sweet Sixteen Diaries. The first book in the series is Sade's Secrets (May/June 2012), where readers will delve into the dynamics of a mother/daughter relationship.





Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Theresa A. Campbell God Has Spoken










Author is giving away Two (2) autograph copies of God Has Spoken and One (1) $25.00 Amazon Gift Card. Enter contest below. 
Author: Theresa A. Campbell 
Book Title:  God Has Spoken
Genre: Christian Fiction
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Urban Books; 1 edition (November 25, 2014)
ISBN-10: 1601626819
ISBN-13: 978-1601626813

Synopsis

HOW HARD IS IT TO FORGIVE?

After finding the biological mother who abandoned her as a baby, learning the identity of her birth father and her biological brother, Dupree is left distraught and betrayed. Like a volcano about to erupt, she vows to have nothing to do with her newly discovered family--so help her God! However, if Dupree's mother, Tiny, has anything to say about it, Dupree won't be able to keep that vow. 
How does a former teenage runaway become a wealthy, sophisticated business executive? Tiny's quest for happiness and independence in Kingston, Jamaica, has taken her on a life-altering journey through hell. After a vicious attack and a serious sickness that leaves her fighting for her life in the hospital, Tiny prays for death . . . but then God speaks. Will she listen to His voice? What exactly is He saying?



                                                                Excerpt


Mama Pearl tiptoed slowly toward the old cars, her steps hesitant but determined. The first few cars she looked into were empty. She continued toward the back when a bad odor filled her nose. With her face twisted up, Mama Pearl took deep breaths as she continued walking.
A scream lodged in her throat as she approached the last car. “Oh, dear Lord,” Mama Pearl whispered in shock. Two pieces of sticks, resembling legs, were hanging out the opened back door. Her heart slamming against her chest, Mama Pearl walked closer and saw the scrawny, young girl shaking uncontrollably in the backseat. She smelled like rotten garbage. Tears filled Mama Pearl’s eyes.
Mama Pearl tiptoed slowly toward the old cars, her steps hesitant but determined. The first few cars she looked into were empty. She continued toward the back when a bad odor filled her nose. With her face twisted up, Mama Pearl took deep breaths as she continued walking.
A scream lodged in her throat as she approached the last car. “Oh, dear Lord,” Mama Pearl whispered in shock. Two pieces of sticks, resembling legs, were hanging out the opened back door. Her heart slamming against her chest, Mama Pearl walked closer and saw the scrawny, young girl shaking uncontrollably in the backseat. She smelled like rotten garbage. Tears filled Mama Pearl’s eyes.
Mama Pearl quickly rested the box in her hand on top of the car and leaned inside to look at the young girl. Suddenly, two pair of red, haunted eyes stared up at her, piercing her soul.
“Help me,” the weak voice begged a little above a whisper.
Mama Pearl gasped loudly and pulled her head out of the car. She cushioned her weak body against the car as her jelly feet felt as if they were about to crumble. “Lord, dear Lord,” Mama Pearl muttered. “Dear Lord, dear Lord.”
Mama Pearl was not a stranger to the homeless people scattered all over Kingston. She was a long-standing viewer of the poverty that hit so many Jamaicans and only seemed to get worse, day by day.
Her heart bled as she turned and stared at the sick child again. She looked as if she was a minute away from death’s door.
Tiny rambled some gibberish and moaned in agony as sharp needles pricked her all over her ice-cold body. Her teeth chattered, and her eyes rolled around listlessly in her head.














Monday, December 22, 2014

Michelle Lind Rice-Unbound Hearts




Author is offering Two $10.00 Amazon Gift Cards Giveaway. Two Winners will be randomly chosen via rafflecopter.
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                                                                                   Book Synopsis

Would you hire the person responsible for your losing both your legs?
Before he lost both his limbs, Jasper Orion was on his way to being voted Most Valuable Player in the National Football League. A man of faith, his faith in God remains unshaken and he starts his own business. With God’s leading Jasper decides to hire Charmaine Evans, the woman responsible for his demise. But, unexpectedly, Jasper develops feelings for his newest employee. He longs to hold her in his arms. Wheelchair bound, will Jasper’s love for Charmaine motivate him to walk again?
A backslidden Christian, Charmaine Evans’ ambitions left her broke, unemployed and a social pariah. Guilt-ridden, she returned home to Port Charlotte, FL to lick her wounds. To Charmaine’s surprise, Jasper not only offers her forgiveness but also a job when no one else would. Charmaine marvels at Jasper’s faith while grappling with her own. Bound by her past, will Charmaine learn to accept God’s plan for her heart and her life?

About the Author

Michelle Lindo-Rice enjoys crafting women's fiction with themes centered around the four "F" words: Faith, Friendship, Family and Forgiveness. Her first published work, Sing A New Song, was a Black Expressions featured selection. Originally from Jamaica West Indies, Michelle Lindo-Rice calls herself a lifelong learner.
She has earned degrees from New York University, SUNY at Stony Brook, and Teachers College, Columbia University. When she moved to Florida, she enrolled in Argosy University where she completed her Education Specialist degree in Education Leadership. A pastor's kid, Michelle upholds the faith, preaching, teaching and ministering through praise and worship. Feel free to connect with her at michellelindorice.com
You can read her testimony, learn about her books, PLEASE join her mailing list, or read a sample chapter at michellelindorice.com

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Friday, December 19, 2014

My Shoe Still Fits


At the end of the year, most people engage in this timely ritual called self reflection. Self reflection allows us the opportunity to view  the good, bad and ugly parts of our lives. It also gives us ample time to have set goals and plans in place for the next year. We are often quick to replace, rethink and reassign parts of our lives in this process. Often, we hear out with the old and in with the new. The beginning of the year is full of slogans and books that advocate the new you. People, I must admit, I have said, read and lead myself on quest for newness. People and certain industries are making millions from creating the new you. Ladies, you know we will hunt for hours for that perfect new shoe to compliment "that" outfit. However, my question is do we really need a new shoe?

We all have issues or concerns in our lives that need to be addressed. However, will creating an entirely new you eradicate or create more issues for you to resolve? I remember growing up, money was very tight. My grandmother loved her shoes. When her shoes were damaged, she would take them to the shoe shop to get repaired. I think our main problem is that we are trying to constantly reinvent ourselves instead of realigning. readjusting and reevaluation what can be fixed. Throwing a clean shirt on a dirty body does not eliminate the smell. Your filth will continue to consume the newness around you.

People, I am not telling you not to ever have a new view or vision on life. I am just asking you to take the time to observe how you can utilize and repair what you already have. You are unique. Therefore, our thoughts and actions are uniquely yours. Remember, the old shoe, with a few minor adjustments, can still suit you well.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Tweens Writing A Universal Message of Forgiveness and Understanding


Three amazing stories about the magic of Christmas and discovering what really matters when it comes to celebrating the season!


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 Operation: Santa is Real

Max and Mickey are twins who share everything! A love of sno cones, video games, and Christmas…especially Santa Claus. But Max no longer believes in Santa and Mickey is on a mission to convince her brother that Santa is real. But when her plan backfires, Mickey may find herself on Santa’s naughty list. And when all is said and done, the M and M twins will learn what really matters when it comes to celebrating the season.

  Friending the Grinch
Jasmine can’t seem to find her Christmas spirit. A new girl named Jayla has stolen her joy, and some of her friends. Between her conniving and lying, Jayla is ruining Jasmine’s life. But Jasmine is the only one that can see Jayla for the Grinch that she is. Everyone else is fooled by her sob story of a tough life. Can Jasmine get her family and friends to see the truth? Or will Jayla help her discover a few things about herself?

 The Littlest Elf
Kylie is small. The tiniest elf in Santa’s workshop and she can’t seem to do anything right. After nearly ruining Christmas, she finds herself wondering if she will ever be good enough to work for Santa. Following a worldwind adventure, she finds that she was closer to the answer than she thought. Join Kylie as she discovers the real meaning of Christmas!

                                                                       


  

                                                                         


                                                                         





Friday, December 5, 2014

Naughty or Nice Blog Tour Presents: The Perfect Present



Three tweens writing a universal message about forgiveness and understanding.


Excerpt from Friending The Grinch by Jackie Lee


We walked into our bedroom and Jayla immediately turned up her nose as she looked around. Tionna and I had matching white canopy beds with black ballerina themed bedding. Jayla looked at the two IPads on our dresser, then our laptop and Wii.
Jayla dropped on Tionna’s bed and looked around the room, glaring at our pink painted wall, which was covered with Mindless Behavior, Bruno Mars and One Direction posters.
Tionna spoke first. “Do you want to play the Wii? We have some fun games.”
“Wii is for babies.  I haven’t played the Wii since I left 4th grade,” Jayla snapped, rolling her eyes again.
I crossed my arms and turned my back to Jayla.
“If I was you, I wouldn’t let your mama catch you with an attitude. You don’t want her to come in here and yank you off again.” Jayla actually laughed.
I had enough. I was about to go off. Luckily, Tionna stepped in.
“It’s okay, Jasmine. We only have to put up with her for a little while longer,” Tionna whispered.
I stared at Jayla. Yeah, forget my grandma’s plan for us to BFFs. That wasn’t gonna happen. I stomped over to my bed, plopped down and grabbed my pink frilly pillow.
“So we have the Simms app on our IPad. You wanna play?” Tionna asked.
          “Well, I guess I could play your little game,” Jayla said.        
“If it is so little, you need to go play your own game,” I huffed under my breath.
“So what do you girls do for fun here in the whack town?” Jayla asked.
I had to squeeze my pillow tighter. I was just going to ignore her, that’s what I was going to do.
“Well, sometimes we go skating with the youth group at church. We also go to the library with our friends for afterschool activities,” said Tionna.
I couldn’t see her, since I was ignoring her, but I could tell she had her nose all turned up just by the way she sounded. “Church group and the library? Please. You are as whack as this town. I am going to have to liven you girls up!” Jayla said.
Okay, that was it. My momma and grandma was just going to have to be mad at me! I’d had enough.
“We are fine just the way we are. We don’t need any help from you!”  I yelled.
“Obviously, you do!” Jayla screamed right back. “You whack. Your town is whack! And you can have all all the nice stuff in the world, and you still gonna be whack.”
“Then why don’t you get out!” I shouted.
“Girls, are you okay? What is all that noise up there?” Grandma Bessie yelled from the bottom of the stairs.
Tionna stuck her head out the door. “Nothing, Grandma. We’re fine



Is Jayla Naughty or Nice?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Review of the Loner by Kate More






Love Conquers all in the hypnotic tale of romance and revenge. Anne James broke William Sloan’s heart years ago. Now, William is a billionaire is who wants to extract his form of vengeance on Anne. Therefore, he joins a stuffy board of directors to accomplish what he sets out as his goal. However, when the sparks fly and secrets unfold, will William be able to find the pieces of his broken heart.






Excerpt from The Loner:


“Whatever committee I’m on. She has to be on it.”
“It can be arranged.”
“Arrange it.” Will turned and walked away before he did anything else stupid. He headed for the short hallway off the main patio. He hadn’t made his revenge speech yet.
He leaned against the wall opposite the door marked “Women,” tipped his head back against the stucco surface, and drew a steadying breath. He could count the number of times he’d seen her without a jacket. The lavender dress she wore offered revealing views of her person. From thin straps the neckline dipped in a simple lace-edged V. While Chambers spoke, Will’s eyes kept wandering back to that dipping V. He imagined hooking his fingers in those straps and pushing them down over her shoulders. And then telling her how over her he was. That was the plan, right?
When the door opened, he shifted, flattening a palm against each wall, blocking her way. She halted in front of him and squared her shoulders.
“Nice lace.”
She blushed instantly, and her response sent a hot flash to his groin.
She recovered quicker than he did. “Do you know why Josh Huntington threw us together tonight?”
“His deep devotion to Canyon.”
A look of disgust crossed her face. “Josh doesn’t do anything that isn’t purely in his own self-interest.”
He was glad to hear her say it. At least she wasn’t taken in by the guy. His own questions were pressing on him again. “Why did you leave Canyon?”
“Why did you come here tonight?”
He kept his palms flat against each wall. “Are you kidding? New Directions for Canyon? I’m the only guy who doesn’t see the place as a holy shrine. You want to hear my idea for Canyon? Sell it to developers, bring in the wrecking ball and the backhoes, and give hundreds of poor kids a full college ride.”
“An excellent plan. Hostile, but practical.” She tried to slip by him, and he leaned forward, bringing his face within inches of hers.
“Make me less hostile.” He reached out a hand and tucked a strand of her hair behind her ear. Her whole body shivered at the touch, and he felt gut-punched. He forced himself to press for the answers he wanted. “Why didn’t you answer that letter?”
He caught a puzzled look in her eyes, but the men’s room door opened.
“This is not the time or the place for this conversation.”
“Come with me. You can explain it.”
Voices intruded. Two men stepped into the hallway and halted. Will took his hands from the walls. Deep brown eyes pleaded with him. He took her arm, leading her down the hall.
“You were eighteen,” she said in a low voice.
“I knew my mind. You pretended not to know yours.”
“You had an amazing college opportunity ahead of you.”
“You didn’t believe in me. You believed in guys like Moreland, but not in me. You thought I wouldn’t make it.”
“You had not even begun to live. I was a widow. My husband had been dead barely a year. A year.”
“You saw where I lived,” he said quietly. “You were afraid to take a chance on a nobody like me.”
“I did what I had to do, what I thought was right. And look at you. You’ve done well. Without me. You can’t deny it.” She slipped out of his hold and headed across the patio.
A smart man would let her go. He decided to be smart.





 The Loner is the first book in Kate Moore's newest series, The Canyon Club

Blurb: 

Gatsby meets Persuasion in a story of sex and money in L.A. as a self-sufficient loner, new billionaire Will Sloan, dares to cross the divide of privilege to claim his lost love.


Synopsis:
                                                                                             PRIDE
Loner Will Sloan, son of a waitress and a dead rodeo cowboy, former scholarship student, new billionaire, is back in L.A., land of palm-lined drives and fiery sunsets. His friends urge him to jump into the hot city dating scene, but a chance encounter at a school reunion revives a powerful past love. He’s never forgotten Annie James…and this time around, he swears he’ll do the walking out.

AND PERSUASION
Widowed young, Annie James believes she’s recovered from the early heartbreaks that left her single and jobless at 24. Ten years later, she’s got a job, a house, and a personal passion helping at-risk kids. Then she steps up to do a favor for a friend and help a poor boy win a scholarship to the Canyon School. Doing so unlocks the door to the past, and to the one man who could break her heart again. This time, though, love will conquer all. 

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