Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Book Spotlight: Out of Order by DINA

Author, Organizer, Planner, and Speaker DINA has published several books which include Rewriting My Story, The Rage Within, Behind the Mask, Lost & Found, and her latest, Out of Order: A Practical Guide to Organization, which were published by Ink Trails Publishing Inc. – a Christian-based publishing company with a mission to establish a legacy of positive literary works. Through her books, DINA desires to uplift, inspire, and empower people to become the best that they are meant to be while challenging them to make a positive impact in the lives of others. She accomplishes this not only via the stories found between the pages of her books, but also through various speaking engagements, and workshops. In her spare time, DINA enjoys singing, spending time with family, traveling, and serving her community.

I love to explore nearly every genre available in the literary world, the exceptions being horror and erotica. What I enjoy the most, is reading historically based novels. Lately, I’ve been reading the “Killing” series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. And I must say that I’ve enjoyed reading all five books, especially “Killing Reagan.” There’s just a wealth of information there. Books that takes me on a journey, while providing interesting facts and information is what I live for!

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In order to be outwardly organized, one must be internally together. That's the philosophy behind Dina's new title, Out of Order: A Practical Guide to Organization. This informational activity book discusses several topics, which include:

* The Mindset of an Organizer
* Discipline
* Consistency
* Developing a System that Works for YOU
* Work-Life Balance

Got clutter? No worries! Horrible planner? Dina has you covered! Get equipped with tips on organizing your closet, office, file system, pantry, garage, and even planning a move or vacation!

Out of Order: A Practical Guide to Organization, will become your trusted companion - and perhaps one of the most important books you'll ever own.

Friday, October 21, 2016

New Release: The Final Ultimatum by Unoma Nwankwor

Please join author Unoma Nwankwor as she tours the blogosphere with Write Now Literary Book Tours and her new release The Final Ultimatum, October 21, 2016.

Book Title: The Final Ultimatum


Author: Unoma Nwankwor

Publication Date:  Oct 21, 2016

Genre: Christian Romance

About The Book

For the second time in Olanma Obinze-Rice’s life love hasn’t been good to her. Five years ago, a repossessed car and the looming threat of eviction, left Olanma Obinze-Rice in dire need of cash. Then out of the blue, she landed an interview of a lifetime that would solve all her problems. But she had to go through former bad boy and heir of Rice Holdings, Abayomi Rice. One ultimatum, a whirlwind romance and a life scare later, Olanma and Abayomi were married.

Now all Olanma wants is to be free. Free from her rocky marriage, manipulative husband and overbearing father. If everything goes according to plan, she’ll be divorced and free from her father’s clutches by her thirtieth birthday. All she has to do is wrap up one last business deal. Once he gets divorce papers, Abayomi Rice knows his wife has called his bluff. He didn’t mean to manipulate her but her broken promises and inability to stand up to her father tore them apart.

Despite their present state, the finality of a divorce is not an option. He wants his wife back. With his sister’s wedding coming up, he sets his plan in motion and issues one final ultimatum- pretend to be a happy couple one last time. Their farce leads to unexpected healing of their hearts, but then life throws another wrench in the plan. An ultimatum brought them together will this final one tear them apart?

About The Author

Born in Akron, Ohio to Nigerian parents, Unoma Nwankwor is a multi-published author and 2015 winner of the Nigerian Writers’ Award for Best Faith Based Fiction. Her readers are in love with her unique story telling that fuses faith, romance and African spice, capturing the essence of her present home base; Atlanta and her Nigerian culture. She is also the COO ofKevStel Group LLC and resides in Atlanta with her husband and two kids.

“Nma, so where’s this husband you keep saying you have?” Abayomi heard the man say as he approached.

Olanma giggled and then abruptly stopped. Abayomi knew that in that moment she sensed his presence. She turned sideways, but the man she was with was so busy checking her out that he didn’t see Abayomi walk up.

“If he’s not taking care of…”
“I hear you’re looking for me and I take care of my wife just fine.” Abayomi came to a halt between Olanma and the man.

The look of shock on both their faces was satisfying. Nma? He couldn’t believe she allowed another man to call her that. Not even her father called her “beauty.” Only two people had that privilege – he and her grandmother. Or so he thought.

Abayomi snaked his arm around his wife’s waist and kissed her hair. He then stretched out his other hand to the man. “Abayomi Rice, said husband.”

The expression on the man’s face switched from shock to embarrassment. At least he had some shame.

After a few moments, he heard his wife say, “Yomi, this is Emeka Maduka, an old friend.”
Old friend? That’s what she thought. The man wanted her. Abayomi wasn’t fooled. He wrote the book on old friends. It was time to cut this little reunion short. “It was nice meeting you. I’ll take my wife now.”

Abayomi didn’t wait for a response before he ushered Olanma out of the ballroom. He found a secluded area where they could talk. He stared at her and began to pace. He had never been good at hiding his possessive nature.

“Yomi, that was rude and what are you doing here?” Olanma asked in a hushed whisper.
“Apparently, reminding you that you’re still my wife.”
She stared at him in disbelief. “No, I’m not doing this with you.”

“Really? Nma,” Abayomi said, his tone laced with irritation and sarcasm.

“You’ve got some nerve. You pop into Lagos two days ago, and then you don’t come home…” Her voice was shaky with rage. “I’m not doing this with you. Not here.” She began to walk away.
Abayomi exhaled. He was messing this up. “Olanma, wait.”
She stopped, but didn’t turn around.

“I’m sorry. I saw him touch you and then you laughed with him. I haven’t heard that sound in ages and I saw red.”

He hadn’t meant to reveal all that, but masked feelings were what had brought them to this point. If there was going to be a chance for them, they would have to lay down the masks. And since he was the one that was served with divorce papers, he had to take the first step. His prayer was that his vulnerability would lead them back to the intimacy they once shared. Where their souls were tied as one and hopefully rebuild their trust. He hoped she would see that.

Olanma walked back to him and stared at him intently. “It’s been a year. What did you expect? That I’d curl up and die?” She turned and walked away.

Her heated eyes showed him her soul. She was hurt, but so was he. This wasn’t what he imagined for them. Past the pain and anger he saw in her eyes, he also saw longing and love. It was clearer to him that restoring his marriage would be an uphill battle. Losing, however, wasn’t an option.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Author Interview with Tyora Moody

LaToya: Hi Tyora, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Tyora: I’m the author Soul-Searching Suspense books which include the Reed Family Novellas, Eugeena Patterson Mysteries, Serena Manchester Series, and the Victory Gospel Series. I’m also the author of the nonfiction book, The Literary Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, and the compilation editor for the Stepping Into Victory Compilations under her company, Tymm Publishing LLC. As a literary-focused entrepreneur, I own a literary services company, Tywebbin Creations LLC. Popular services include virtual assistance, book covers and book trailers.
LaToya: What are your ambitions for your writing career?
Tyora: I do look forward to writing full-time one day.
LaToya: Which writers inspire you?
Tyora: There are too many to name, but most of my favorite authors write mystery, suspense or thrillers. These are my favorite genres to read.
LaToya: What are you working on at the minute?
Tyora: I’m wrapping up Troubled Heart, the second novella in the Reed Family Series. The book release is in November 2016.

LaToya: What genre are your books and why?
Tyora: I write romantic suspense and cozy mystery novels under the Christian Fiction genre.
LaToya: In 10 words or less can you create a quote that describes you and your writing?
Tyora: My motto is “Serving up a creative mix, flavored with FAITH”
LaToya: Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
Tyora: My most recent book is Broken Heart. The main character is a detective so I would need a actress who can play well in a crime movie. I’m thinking Sanaa Lathan would be a good choice.
LaToya: When did you decide to become a writer?
Tyora: I have always loved writing and storytelling. I think it comes from being a bookworm. I would say writing fiction officially started in 2006 when I started writing my first book. That book, When Rain Falls, became my debut novel.
LaToya: Do you write full-time or part-time?
Tyora: Part-time
LaToya: Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?
Tyora: Mainly on the weekends is when I find time to write.
LaToya: Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?
Tyora: Since I outline my books, I usually aim for completing a chapter each time I sit down to write.
LaToya: Where do your ideas come from?
Tyora: That’s a good question! I write Christian Fiction
LaToya: Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
Tyora: I’m a bit of a hybrid, I outline, but I remain open to letting the character guide the story too.
LaToya: How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?
Tyora: I have four book series. I think from my first book series to my current series I aim to make each read a unique experience for the reader. The one comment I get comes from readers who don’t normally read mystery or suspense are they are always surprised with how much they enjoy my books. I really enjoy that because despite writing “murder mysteries,” I have a pretty strong elements of faith.
LaToya: What is the hardest thing about writing?
Tyora: Getting started!  I don’t care how many books you write there are times when you will struggle with a story.
LaToya: What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
Tyora: This particular book that I’m working has taken awhile to write mainly because my focus has been pulled in many directions this year.
LaToya: What is the easiest thing about writing?
Tyora: When the story comes to you and you can flow with writing. I don’t really believe in writer’s block. I believe when it's time for the story to come, it will come.
LaToya: How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Tyora: On average I can write a book in three months.
LaToya: Where can you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
Tyora: I have three book series that I see with several books in the next 5 years.
LaToya: What advice would you give to your younger self?
Tyora: Be yourself. I spent too much time when I was younger trying to be everything but myself.
LaToya: Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?
Tyora: Jesus
LaToya: If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?
Tyora: I’m very grateful for the books that God has given me to write.
LaToya: What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Don’t give up. Keep improving our craft. Learn the importance of book marketing early.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Book Tour: Secret Places Revealed by Paulette Harper

Please join author Paulette Harper as she tours the blogosphere with Write Now Literary Book Tours and her new release Secret Places Revealed, October 17-21, 2016.

Publication Date: September 16, 2016

Paperback: 342 pages

Genre: Inspirational Romance

ISBN-10: 0989969150

ISBN-13: 978-0989969154


About The Book

A broken man, a woman on the run, a love that won’t be denied.

Single—and very content—real estate developer Aaron Blackman is determined not to become involved in another relationship. He’s experienced enough drama to last a lifetime. The only thing garnering his attention now is his growing business. And he plans to keep it that way. Then Simone Herron waltzes into his life, beautiful and confident. Fighting to keep his promise to himself—to remain single—he soon discovers that when it comes to love, some promises must be broken.

After losing her fiancé in an untimely death, Simone Herron relocates. She desperately needs to put the past behind her and start a new chapter in her life. While love is the farthest thing from her mind, she experiences an attraction to the handsome Aaron Blackman that frightens her. She's built a wall around her heart, but can she find the strength and courage she needs to welcome love again? To do so, she must conquer her fears and allow God to put all of her broken pieces back together.

About The Author

In addition to being an award winning author of Completely Whole, Paulette is an inspirational speaker, as well as a writing workshop instructor. She has a passion to coach aspiring authors and speaks into the lives of women from every walk of life. Her literary works have been spotlighted in a growing number of publications, including CBN, Real Life Real Faith Magazine, and Black Pearls Magazine. She has also appeared on numerous local and online radio shows.

Paulette resides in Northern California.

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