Monday, August 21, 2017

#TUESDAYTIPS by Paulette Nunlee #INDIE #WRITER #AUTHOR #EDITING @wnlbooktours #fridayfind





Paulette Nunlee provides copy editing and proofreading services for writers and small business communications. A retired telecommunications executive with public relations and corporate communications experience, she has edited many fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for award-winning writers. Paulette recognizes the challenges faced by writers and strives to ensure the work she reviews enhances their best efforts. Her helpful self-editing tips are found on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact Paulette Nunlee: pnunlee@gmail.com. Find her at fivestarproofing.com and Facebook.com/fivestarproofing. Instagram proofreader.mama.



Sunday, August 20, 2017

#VIRTUALBOOK TOUR Hearts of Purpose by Gail G. Nordskog #CHRISTIAN #LIVING @wnlbooktours #INDIE #SELFPUB #NEWBOOKALERT


Hello. I’m Excited. This is one of my stops during the two week tour for Hearts of Purpose by Gail G. Nordskog. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs August 21-31, 2017. Follow the tour here
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Genre: Christian Living/Women

Book Title: Hearts of Purpose Vol. 1

ISBN-10: 1946497088
ISBN-13: 978-1946497086

                                     About The Author


Gail Grace Nordskog has established the “Gail Grace Nordskog Collection” to embolden readers to live their lives with a “heart of purpose” for God’s glory. Gail has been involved in media for over two decades. She presently produces and hosts a program called Hearts of Purpose, that can be seen on her website, heartsofpurpose.com. Gail and Jerry Nordskog live in Ventura, California, where they have raised six children, four of whom were adopted from China.


                                About The Book


You have a call on your life. My desire is to encourage you to live life in fulfillment of that call. Following the example of Joan of Arc, you can be inspired to live out your purpose in first hearing from God and then taking your stand in following Him. Just as Joan of Arc could step forth in full confidence under the banner of her calling, so we too are under God’s banner as we step out to fulfill our purpose. Hearts of Purpose brings you ten real-life stories about ten ordinary women doing extraordinary things for the Glory of God. As you read of how God called these women to service, you will be motivated to explore His call in your own life. Let this reading experience be an invitation for you to take a step closer to fulfilling your God-given calling in Christ Jesus.




Mary Ann Ambroselli (chapter 1 starting on page 21)

On January 5, 1965, at 10:18 p.m. I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces. I was told when the baby was born that I would not see him or be able to hold him, and that he would be taken to his awaiting adoptive parents. I also knew that adoptive parents often did not tell their adopted child that they were adopted, so chances were that he would never know about me. The morning after he was born, a nurse who did not know my baby was being adopted brought him to me and laid him in my arms. Another nurse came in right away and apologized for the mistake, and took him away. To this day, I am grateful for that moment.
I was able to look into his face and tell him I was doing this because I loved him and wanted him to have a life that a two-parent family could give him. The image of his perfect little face is imbedded in my memory. To date, I do not know anything about him or if he knows he was adopted. I continue to pray for him!
As I left the hospital with my mom, depression and sadness set in. I struggled with the meaning of life and what to do next. I did not want to go to church. Facing people there would be much too hard. Besides, all that had happened in my life did not reveal to me that God was loving or compassionate. And, I was sure He did not care about me. I spent my days crying a lot. I had six weeks from the day of my baby’s birth to change my mind about adoption, which I did consider. Dad said there was no way he would support me and the baby. Since I had no idea what I would do or how to support myself with a baby I decided that signing the adoption papers was best for all involved. Even though he may never read this, the following poem written for my son has brought me a lot of comfort.


Blood Mother Farewell

I’ve carried you beneath my heart, and now must let you go.
That you will not remember this, or me, as I do you.
The years will take you even farther from my reach and view. Now other eyes will cherish you, and other arms embrace,
Now other tears will fall for you, and other voices sing,
Yet this I do, that you may never want for anything; not even distant echoes of my weeping as we part; The name I name you, or the thunder of my breaking heart.

How did your life as a writer begin?


I am glad you asked the question about my life as a “writer” rather than using the word “author.” I prefer the word “writer” because I am an avid journal-writer! I have filled hundreds—probably thousands—of pages with my prayers, fears, joys, desires, dreams, visions, passions, and purpose. God has always answered faithfully. While not necessarily in my timing or even what I hoped would be the outcome, He has always been faithful in His time and His purpose for my life. I have been prayer journaling for over thirty years!


Can you share with us something off your bucket list?

I would love to write and produce at least two big-screen quality docudramas, and produce a musical in Branson, MO.


What do you have in store next for your readers?


I am anticipating following up with a second volume of Hearts of Purpose that will feature a whole new selection of inspiring contributors who are overcomers for God’s glory. Look for “Volume II: The Battle.”

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Friday, August 18, 2017

#BEHINDTHESCENES Love, Lies & Consequences by Natasha Frazier #FRIDAYFINDS #INDIE #AUTHOR #CHRISTIAN #FICTION @wnlbooktours #wnlbooktours


Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's featured author is

Natasha D. Frazier


About The Book


Raegan was all set to live a life free of sexual impurities until she met Rico, who challenged her character. Sex outside of marriage isn't all that bad if you're going to eventually marry that person, right? After all, Rico did make promises to marry her, but can he hold true to that promise? Raegan had come to believe that Rico could be the one until Caleb, her college love, comes back into her life. Raegan begins to make a series of choices that lead to consequences she wasn't prepared to face. Will her faith sustain her?


About The Author


Natasha has authored three devotional books. Her first book is The Life Your Spirit Craves, a 30-Day devotional and journal that encourages readers to seek, accept and pursue their God-given assignment.  Her second book, Not Without You: 365 Days in the Lord’s Presence, encourages readers to make devotion a part of their everyday life by seeking God every day. Not Without You has been nominated for the Henri Award. The Henri Award recognizes excellence in Christian literature. The Life Your Spirit Craves for Mommies is a 52 week devotional for mothers that encourages them to see God at work in their lives through their role as a mother. Both devotionals in The Life Your Spirit Craves series won the Readers’ Choice Award presented at the Christian Literary Awards. Natasha is also the author of the Love, Lies & Consequences Christian-fiction series that focuses on real and relevant issues in today’s society, such as pre-marital sex, adultery, blended families and more! Currently, the series contains three published titles:  Love, Lies & Consequences, Through Thick & Thin, and Shattered Vows

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

#TUESDAYTIPS by Paulette Harper #INDIE #WRITER #AUTHOR #EDITING @wnlbooktours

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

#BEHINDTHESCENES Pain's Purpose by LaToya C. Martin #FRIDAYFINDS #INDIE #AUTHOR #CHRISTIAN #FICTION @wnlbooktours #wnlbooktours


Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's featured author is

LaToya Martin



The first time novelist LaToya Martin has loved writing since childhood. LaToya hails from Houston, where she raises a precocious daughter and teaches children with hearing loss, all the while remaining an active member of her church and community.






Genre: Christian fiction

Synopsis: With life growing inside of her, Talia Williams finally understood that love could no longer hold her abusive marriage together. To prevent losing another baby, she seeks refuge with her parents, but with Khalil hot on her trail, she is forced to move in with her sorority sister, Alanna Davis. Living under one roof gives the women an opportunity to reconcile past differences and together deal with love, pain, and life’s transitions.
Realizing that the search for his wife is in vain, Khalil retreats. He comes to accept the consequences of his actions and attempts to reconstruct his life, but an unexpected visitor from his past may destroy all that he has worked to rebuild.

Eventually, futile efforts to handle life on her own push Talia into the arms of Christ and give her the hope that she needs to believe that her marriage can be healed. Just when all seems well, she is blindsided by tragedy, causing her faith and relationships to be stretched to the limit.

Pain’s Purpose is the first in a series that tells the story of reconciliation, forgiveness, and discovery of unconditional love.



Link: http://www.christianfaithpublishing.com/books/?book=pains-purpose

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

#TUESDAYTIPS by Paulette Nunlee #INDIE #WRITER #AUTHOR #EDITING @wnlbooktours








Paulette Nunlee provides copy editing and proofreading services for writers and small business communications. A retired telecommunications executive with public relations and corporate communications experience, she has edited many fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for award-winning writers. Paulette recognizes the challenges faced by writers and strives to ensure the work she reviews enhances their best efforts. Her helpful self-editing tips are found on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact Paulette Nunlee: pnunlee@gmail.com. Find her at fivestarproofing.com and Facebook.com/fivestarproofing. Instagram proofreader.mama.



Monday, August 7, 2017

Write Now Literary Book Tours Presents~~ Put It In Ink, Virtual Book Tour by Danyelle Scroggins. #INDIE #INSPIRATIONAL #FICTION #FRIDAYFINDS #PUTITININK #wnlbooktours

Hello! I'm excited. This is one of my stops during the two week tour for Put It In Ink by Danyelle Scroggins. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs August 7-18, 2017. 

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Author: Danyelle Scroggins

Genre: Inspirational Fiction

ASIN: B01FP5TZC8

ISBN-10: 0996003878

ISBN-13: 978-0996003872




Nikiya Barnett aka Nikki, is still secretly suffering in silence concerning losing the love of her life, Raja Abrams. She desires total healing from God, but somehow seems to be stuck in her heart and mind. She alongside her two best friends who happens to be her coworkers, are trying to make Salon Select the new ‘it’ spot but this does not happen until they invite God in, by way of Sappora Ink.

Sappora Ink is the new blog talk show host with a show entitled, RFRT~Real Folks, Real Truths. Sister Ink is a straight to the point, raw, doctrinaire Christian girl trying to help her friends in this sinful world. She is changing the world one show at a time, and taking Shreveport by storm with the help of Nikiya Barnett, the owner of Salon Select, who has opened her salon as a hosting spot. Little does Nikki know, Sappora is closer to Raja than she thinks?

Raja is stuck in a world wind of adversity that he seems to have created for himself. Through R.A.B.~ Raja Abrams Broadcasting, he is trying to secretly make Nikki aware that their time together was not a waste, but will his method be the same method used to change his life forever?

Things happen when we choose to let God in. Whether we appreciate His ways or not, we must remember, His ways are not our ways. Will life change for the better for Nikiya and Raja, or is the plan that has been laid before them all a part of God’s plan?



Pastor/ Author Danyelle is the Senior Pastor of New Vessels Ministries North in Shreveport, Louisiana. She studied Theology at Louisiana Baptist University, has a Psychology Degree from the University of Phoenix, an Interdisciplinary Degree in Psychology /Biblical Studies from Liberty University, and is presently working on a Master’s in Religious Education from the Liberty University. Pastor Danyelle owns Divinely Sown Publishing LLC and is the author of both Christian fiction and non-fiction books. She is the wife of Pastor Reynard Scroggins Sr., the mother of three by birth and two additional by marriage.


Excerpt


Nikiya “Nikki” Barnett
Nikiya Barnett, known to shop patrons and friends as Nikki, was eager to tune in to RFRT with Sister Sappora Ink. The blog talk show previewed for the first time the past week, rating high and considered a hit by reviewers. As far as Nikki was concerned, the world needed someone who would tell the truth, live the truth, and share the truth, even if it were a blog talk show host.

As explained, Sister Ink answered questions about relationships, and although honest, she was raw. Against her will, Nikki listened to blog talk shows often blaming the desire to be a good best friend for this phenomenon. A couple of them were worth listening to, but some were uninformative and a useless waste of time. The hosts were inexperienced or too pretentious to explain life’s circumstances with realness and clarity. They failed to solve problems or share foundational truths from the Gospels, as Chelle declared Sister Ink did.
For the first time, Nikki’s curiosity about a show’s review ignited interest and Nikki refused to miss it. Intent on judging for herself perhaps sparked the motivation. It may also have been the desire to understand how she lost the love or her life or the need for spiritual advice. Either way, Nikki would be in the front of the computer, with an open mind centered on Sis. Ink.

The only dilemma was making it home on time. Nikki’s solution may not have been perfect but it was plausible. She drove 85 in and 70 mph zone, praying the angels would blind the police. The inability to afford another speeding ticket should have detoured Nikki from breaking the law, not to mention how dumb it would be to get a ticket resulting from rushing to hear a talk show, but it didn’t. With long hair weave blowing, as the wind whipped through the windows of the car, Nikki uncaring and unconcerned bobbed and sang along with the music. We are conquerors, conquerors.

Driving fast, the “zooming” of the other passing vehicles warranted a rear view mirror check. Dang Nikki! The thought was not a result of a police approaching, but the reality of looking at a calescent mess. Nikki snickered, but noticed the children in the car to the left laughing and pointing their fingers. Nikki licked at the children and then sped past them.


                                 



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