New Release: Locked Out of Heaven by Adrienne Thompson

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About the Book:

 

Sixteen year-old Tomeka Brooks ran away from home for the love of Abraham Rios, a twenty-two year-old ex-convict out on parole–leaving her family behind to worry. Madly in love, she and Abraham make a new life in a new place. But when Tomeka’s world begins to fall apart, will love be enough to save her?

 

Step into Tomeka’s world of forbidden love… on the run.

 

(This is a continuation of the bestselling Bluesday series and a follow-up to Blues In The Key Of B)

 

Excerpt:

 

I opened the door a little and peeked out. I could hear bolero music blasting from a car’s stereo. The sun was warm despite the chilliness in the air, and the brightness nearly blinded me. I didn’t get out in the sun enough. I really didn’t, but I was trying to do what Abraham told me to. I was trying to stay out of sight—from the police and the drug dealers, both of which—according to him—were equally dangerous.

He was sure that the authorities were still looking for me and that, by now, they had probably figured out that we were in Mexico. Our faces were probably plastered on every missing person’s website on the internet, according to him. Maybe he was right. I might’ve been on the back of a milk carton by now. It was going on seven months since I left my family back in Texas. It probably wasn’t safe for me to show my face.

And then there were the drug dealers who basically ran the streets of Mexico City. They did what they wanted when they wanted to do it—including shoot anyone that got in their way. There was no way Abraham could have put his money in a bank, but keeping it in the apartment was very dangerous. If anyone, anyone at all, in this rundown apartment complex knew how much money we had stashed away, they’d kick the door in and take it. And if I happened to get in the way, they’d run right over me.

Abraham had drilled these things into my head and he’d scared me to death. I was scared when I opened the door and peeked outside, scared when the hot sun hit my face. Scared when the little kids that were playing outside turned and looked at me like I was a ghost…

 

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Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00M4Y8BMY

 

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Adrienne Thompson has worn many titles in her lifetime–from teenage mother to teenage wife to divorcee to registered nurse to author. This mother of two young adults and one teenager currently resides in Arkansas with her daughter where she writes and publishes her stories full time.

Book Tour: No Weapon Formed by Michelle Stimpson

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Book Title: No Weapon Formed

Genre: Christian Fiction

Series: Boaz Brown

Paperback: 248 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 21, 2014)

ISBN-10: 1499642784
ISBN-13: 978-1499642780

About The Author

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Michelle Stimpson is an author, a speaker, and an educator who received her Bachelor of Science degree from Jarvis Christian College in 1994. She earned a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2002. She has had the pleasure of teaching elementary, middle, and high school as well as training adults. In addition to her work in the field of education, Michelle ministers through writing and public speaking. Her works include the highly acclaimed Boaz Brown, Divas of Damascus Road (National Bestseller), and Falling Into Grace. She has published several short stories for high school students through her educational publishing company, Right Track Academic Support Services, at http://www.wegottaread.com. Michelle serves in women’s ministry at her home church, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, in Dallas, TX. She regularly speaks at special events and writing workshops sponsored by churches, schools, book clubs and other positive organizations, and she has taught writing classes at the University of Texas at Arlington. Michelle lives near Dallas with her husband, their two teenage children, and one crazy dog.

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LaShondra and her Boaz, Stelson, are living the ideal American lifestyle, except for the subtle and not-so-subtle ways society keeps reminding them that they aren’t the norm. She’s African-American, he’s Caucasian, and their oldest child is already tackling the question of identity. It’s bad enough when outsiders show their ignorance or disdain. But when the issues come from family, LaShondra finds herself wondering if Stelson can truly comprehend the challenges looming on the horizon.
When a church picnic leads to a head-on clash between LaShondra’s fears and Stelson’s optimism, the truth prevails. But that’s just the beginning.

LaShondra learns that the drama during the family outing was only a set-up for an even more rigorous spiritual battle to save her family. After turning her back to the pressures at work and yielding to Stelson’s leadership, LaShondra finds herself interceding for a husband she hardly even recognizes anymore.
Is this the beginning of the end for the couple that truly endeavored to honor God’s ways, or will this season fortify their marriage for His glory?

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“Stelson. Turn over on your stomach.” I shoved my husband’s shoulder, attempting to wake him.
No response.
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“Stelson. Roll over.” A little louder, a little stronger push this time.
The television illuminated his glare at me, displaying the kind of anger that only a Church of God in Christ usher gives a member chewing gum in the sanctuary. “What?”
I demanded, “Roll over. You’re snoring.”
“No, I’m not.”
“Yes, you are.”
“I’m not even sleep,” he protested.
“You think I woke you up so I could lie to you?”He crumpled up his face, flipped onto his stomach with a grumble and turned his head away. I didn’t care about him getting upset. He wasn’t the one who had to rise at 5:00 a.m. so he could work out, get himself dressed, and then get a 6 month old and a 4 year old up, fed, dressed and at the daycare before 7:15 a.m.—all the while hoping to make it to work by 7:45 a.m. To be fair, Stelson would have helped with the kids if I’d asked him. But why should I have to ask? Shouldn’t it be instinctive to think, “Wow, my wife is really busting her behind with the kids. Since I have a morning off, I should use it to help her.”?
Apparently this is not common sense.
Within seconds, my husband was at it again. Only this time it wasn’t so much the sound as the annoying vibration of the rattle in his throat and nose. How have wives slept through snoring husbands for centuries?

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My Review: Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins

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“Legally Undead” from World Weaver Press

Blurb:

A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.

 

Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.

 

But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire sucking the blood from her fiancé Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs–not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.

 

As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire’s heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning around to face them, Elle discovers that Greg’s body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.

 

My Review

 

Elle Dupree has issues, serious issues. One minute she was happily planning a future with her fiancé, the next he’s a vampire and she’s a slayer. I absolutely loved the tone of Legally Undead. Elle moved on realistic instincts that I could wholeheartedly relate to. Margo Bond Collins has cleverly infused a vampire story with a heroine that could be any of us. Though the story is paranormal, I enjoyed the comic relief as well as the gory aspects. I felt it was a nice balance. Not being one to give spoilers, I encourage paranormal/vampire lovers to venture into Elle’s new life. As for me, this is definitely a series that I would like to continue. Wonderful read!

 

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About the Author

 

Margo Bond Collins is the author of a number of novels, including Waking Up Dead, Fairy, Texas, and Legally Undead (forthcoming in 2014). She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters.

 

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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/margobondcollins

Email: MargoBondCollins@gmail.com

Website: http://www.MargoBondCollins.net

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/MargoBondCollin @MargoBondCollin

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Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/vampirarchy

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/MargoBondCollins

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Be sure to add Legally Undead to your Goodreads bookshelves: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18366353-legally-undead

 

Book Blitz Tour: Wounded Yet Not Destroyed

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Julene grew up in a prominent family with godly virtues but when tragedy struck it tore them apart. She became a victim of physical, mental, and sexual abuse. Even though she was elevated to stardom that did not heal her severed heart, she learned that the cure to her crisis was not the money or the men but rather it is God. She discovered that God is the healer who mends everything that is broken and breathes life into everything that is dead. He gave her a reason to keep on living, and looking beyond her past failures and moving into the victories that He prepared for her.

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As I lay there, I saw my life flash before my eyes. I saw a bright light appear in front of me; it was so bright I couldn’t look at it because of its brilliance. For the first time since my sister Julia’s death, I saw her. She looked so peaceful and happy; from her appearance, I knew she was in a better place.
She said, “It’s not time for you to join me yet. You must return. God has work for you to do on earth. After you have completed the task ahead of you, you will join me.”
Overwhelmed with joy, I stretched my hand forward to Julia.
“Julene, my dear sister,” she exclaimed. “I love you.”
“Julia,” I replied, “you are so beautiful. Please don’t leave me.”
“Sis, I love you, but I must go now. Rest in the peace of God.”
“I love you too,” I said, “Bye.”
When I regained consciousness, I looked up and saw Victoria. She told me that the doctors had pronounced me dead. I told her about my experience in the light with my sister Julia and she rejoiced for my second chance at life.

About The Author

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Stacy is an Author, Life & Relationship Coach and Speaker. She helps women to restore their hope, faith and confidence through reflective writing and life coaching. She is a motivational catalyst that believes in empowering women to live their best lives by stepping out by faith to fulfill their purpose.

Stacy has experienced many setbacks, trials and tragedies along her journey. She knows pain first hand and as result she has dedicated her life to helping other women to rise above adversities. For Stacy, the challenges has helped to shape her life, gave her the strength to pursue the dreams and God molded her character to not simply settle but work towards being the best and accomplishing greatness.

Stacy says, “Success is embedded in her DNA.” She strives to strategically get others to tap into that potential and realize their dreams. She is also a ministry leader and the Founder and CEO of Victorious Coaching Group; which is geared towards helping women to restore their confidence in relationship, dealing with life issues and overcoming challenges.

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Web: http://victoriouscoachinggroup.com
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My Review: “Read, Write, Love” by Melissa Foster

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THE REMINGTONS are a 5-book contemporary romance series featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction.

 

My Review

 

First things first, Kurt Remington is absolutely appealing on so many levels, but what did it for me? He’s an author. What’s there not to love? So even before I dove into Read, Write, Love by Melissa Foster, I was anticipating the read. And as the story progressed I was introduced to more of his hotness, I was swooning.

As usual, Melissa Foster has done an amazing job with the Remington family and their love lives. I thought it was quite clever, pairing Kurt with the quirky Leanna Bray. They are total opposites, and I loved that because it provides the perfect balance. Leanna allows his to look beyond his bubble. A must read for romance enthusiasts.

Book Description

 

Bestselling author Kurt Remington lives to write. He spends twelve hours a day in front of his computer, rarely leaving the seclusion of his beach-front property, where he’s come to finish his latest thriller—that is, until free-spirited Leanna Bray nearly drowns in the ocean trying to save her dog. Kurt’s best-laid plans are shot to hell when he comes to their rescue. Kurt’s as irritated as he is intrigued by the sexy, hot mess of a woman who lives life on a whim, forgets everything, and doesn’t even know the definition of the word organized.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

 

Visit Melissa on The Women’s Nest, Fostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Book Release: Mad Water by Nicholas C. Rossis

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Yesterday’s crimes. Tomorrow’s retribution.

 

Book Synopsis:

In the third book of the best-selling Pearseus series, the incessant scheming of the various players and their nebulous puppet-masters has brought about major change. Cyrus is now the new ruler of the Capital, struggling to fight Jonia’s revolt along with his own demons. Gella strives to keep abreast of Teo’s devious plans in order to end the war with Jonia. David returns to the First in an effort to overcome his loss of the Voice. Lehmor’s struggle to reunite with Moirah brings him to uncharted territories, where the enigmatic Iota play with minds, senses and the future of the entire planet.

Old foes and unlikely new friends appear as invisible forces continue to pry humanity apart. Masks drop to reveal the ultimate truth: on Pearseus, everyone has their own agenda. And they’ll stop at nothing to achieve it.

 

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What people say about Pearseus:

“He simply tells a story of corruption, people struggling as pioneers seeking to do with what they have… The measure of this book is that the triumph is not a textbook description, but a sense of a living struggle.”

“A cross between Game of Thrones and Dune”

“Astonishing, intriguing, thoughtful”

“It will be hard to put this book down long enough to eat and sleep, never mind doing responsible things like going to work and taking care of the kids”

“[It] hits on those big archetypal themes of invasion, loss, leadership, death… and high tech. It gives the reader plenty of material for discussion.”

“Warning: May cause loss of sleep, lowered work productivity, and missed meals”

 

 

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Author. Avid reader. Web developer. Architect by training, holder of a PhD in Digital Architecture from the University of Edinburgh.

Nicholas loves to write. Mad Water, the third book in his epic fantasy series, Pearseus, was just published, while his first children’s book, Runaway Smile, is currently being illustrated. He has also published The Power of Six, a collection of short sci-fi stories.

He lives in Athens, Greece, in the middle of a forest, with his wife, dog and two very silly cats, one of whom is always sitting on his lap, so please excuse any typos in his blog posts: typing with one hand can be hard…

 

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Never Upon A Time by Meredith Jade

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Youve always hated her, but you might not know the whole story. . .

Edith may not be brazen and enchanted like her twin sister, Ember, but in a world of dying magic, perhaps her simple desires are enough.

After a Selection Banquet gone awry, Edith is left without a suitor or a plan. Befriending a little white fox and occupying herself with a philanthropic project outside castle walls, Edith soon rebuilds morale and musters enough courage to reach out to her estranged twin sister.

But Ember’s been harboring an evil secret – and thwarted love and jealous can turn acts of merit into classic tales of wickedness in this new twist on an old tale.

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The twins were ushered to their places alongside their father at the head of the table. Suspicion and unease distracted Edith as she watched her sister’s boisterous entrance, and she completely forgot to tidy herself. She had gotten ready and gone down to the kitchens at sunrise, so whatever primping she had done was most likely melted away, brushed off or wrinkled up. As was life sometimes. Her appearance may have been untended, but every meringue was torched, every cake iced and all glasses and hearts brimming. Regardless of how prepared the dinner was, though, being prepared for blind marriage at a moment’s notice was mortifying, especially for a quiet girl. Because, for pity’s sake, who wouldn’t be a little unnerved by such an orchestrated union as was about to happen? Edith was beginning to be glad she wasn’t a sorceress or soothsayer. Who could possibly face each sunrise with any amount of morale when they knew the exact affliction awaiting them?

The dinner was a whirling blur of meaningless, superficial conversation. Then, unexpectedly in a most expectant of times, three resounding knocks echoed through the hall. It was the deep, guttural sound that makes a heart quiver behind its cage. The guests, having dropped their utensils and ceased their chewing, slid to the edges of their seats.

Ember, confidently unruffled, continued cutting her elk steak into dainty, bite-sized pieces. Edith, on the other hand, could have vomited at the sound. An overwhelming feeling of dread suddenly overcame her, its tidal wave effect nearly driving her to run away from the ridiculous scene to the refuge of her garden or her mixing bowls.

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Meredith Jade at Fabulosity ReadsAbout the Author

Meredith Jade was raised in a small town by parents who taught her to love reading. From the moment she could hold pencil to paper, she wrote. After graduating college and traveling abroad teaching English in Uttaradit, Thailand for a year, she came home. Writing was that home. Her writing has a range of inspirations, all a result of her voracious reading as a child and young adult. Anything from Victorian Literature to bird watching guides to NY Times best sellers have served as an agent for her imagination. Never Upon a Time is her first novel.

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Email: meredith.jade7@gmail.com

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Blog: http://thereaderproject.wordpress.com

Twitter: @meredithjade

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