Tuesday, January 16, 2018

#WEDNESDAYWORD Lost In The Red Hills of Mars by Jackie Hunter, #IndieAuthors #WriteChat #LitChat



Welcome to Nothing But Books Blog

Today I'm featuring author 

Jackie Hunter



Genre: Science fiction/ fantasy

Thirteen-year-old Celine Red Cloud’s world is confined to the Compound, the tiny underground community that represents humanity’s first foothold on Mars. There she lives with a hundred other colonists, including her parents.
Celine’s mother hates Mars and makes no secret of it. As for Mr. Red Cloud, the Cherokee geologist left Earth to escape a past he’d rather forget. Living with one parent who’d give anything to leave Mars and one who sees the red planet as a new start causes some strain in Celine’s home life, but right now family tension is the last thing on her mind—her father has gone missing.
Lost in a skin-scouring Martian sandstorm, Mr. Red Cloud is presumed dead by the little colony. Only Celine holds out hope he somehow survived. Together with Alex, a young clone desperate to gain his own father’s approval, Celine sets out to hunt for her father among the gullies and canyons of Mars. To succeed, she’s going to have to face local wildlife, a deadly environment, and every challenge Mars can throw at her.
Lost in the Red Hills of Mars ties together family devotion, self-reliance, and survival in a rousing adventure story.

Purchase Link: http://a.co/02sb1Cw




Jackie Hunter said she began writing short stories and poems when she was twelve years old. Over a thirty years career, she taught middle school math and science and worked as an elementary school administrator.

Her debut novel, Lost in the Red Hills of Mars, is about a thirteen years old girl who lives in the first human colony on Mars. Ms. Hunter wrote this book because she remembered how excited her students were when they were asked to design a human colony for Mars. 

She grew up in Richmond, Virginia and holds a Masters of Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a lifetime membership in the National Parent and Teacher Association. She now divides her time between Richmond, Virginia and Suwanee, Georgia, where her daughter Ramirra and son-in-law, Jerry Stackhouse maintain a home.







Monday, January 15, 2018

#MOTIVATIONALMONDAY Martin Luther King Jr. #INSPIRATION #AFRICANAMERICAN #CIVILRIGHTS




WE HONOR A MAN WHO GAVE 
HIS LIFE FOR OTHERS.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

THE FIGHT CONTINUES









Friday, January 12, 2018

#BEHINDTHESCENES #NEWBOOKALERT How Being Broken Saved Me by Angelia Vernon Menchan #NONFICTION #FRIDAYFOLLOW @wnlbooktours



Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's Featured Author is

Angelia Vernon Menchan

HOW BEING BROKEN SAVED ME





We all have stories to tell and mine are manifold. We all have histories and mine will be told.

I was born to a thirty-year-old single mother for a man who wasn’t interested in being my father. How did that shape me?

There were times when we were broke and the lights were off and mama cooked the noodles on a heater, how did that shape me?

I saw my mom hit by her man until her face was disfigured and he hit me when I tried to help her -and still she stayed. How did that shape me?

I was touched inappropriately as a child under the age of seven by a man my family loved and who was my godfather. How did that shape me?

Well, I am going to tell you and let you decide for yourselves…
  
This is my story and others are only mentioned to show how being broken saved me. I hear many stories of people who are unable to get past being black, poor, and fatherless, molested, maligned, ignored or abused. I experienced all of these things and I stand whole and able to share. It wasn’t easy and there were times when I was as bitter as quinine, but I triumphed.

This is something I wavered back and forth about doing for many years; however, in my desire to protect people, I didn’t. For whatever reason or reasons, I am past that and am no longer ashamed of whence I came or how I overcame.

My intent is not to judge or malign but to tell my truth as it happened, and in doing so, I pray that God’s will is done.

Available on Amazon 



Monday, January 8, 2018

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


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.








#MONDAYMOTIVATION







The Way of Love ] If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without loveLove never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end. ..

Friday, December 29, 2017

#BEHINDTHESCENES #NEWBOOKALERT The Wage or the Gift by Rosalind Morris #NOVEL #FRIDAYFOLLOW #CHRISTIAN #FICTION @wnlbooktours


Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's Featured Author is

Rosalind Morris 





Death is sin’s recompense, and for Prestige Modeling Inc., payday has arrived. But who’s signing the check, a revenge-hungry madman or a higher power? Mathan Cigainero and Jamal Asaad find out in The Wages or the Gift. Each man suffers from encounters with a high-society rave organization called Phase 126. Prestige Modeling Inc. is a lucrative front for the biannual party. When supermodel Ebony Reynold, a born-again believer, stumbles upon evidence that could threaten the entire operation, she and her friends find themselves on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth and shine the light on two desperate souls.

Available on Amazon 





Rosalind Morris earned her BS in Drama/Television/Film from Oral Roberts University. Rosalind is a produced playwright and a published children's book author. She is excited to make her novelist debut, with the release of The Wages or the Gift. Rosalind is also co-owner of Certain Curtain Theatre, where she writes, acts, and directs. Whether it's the page or the stage, Rosalind's passion is bringing stories to life.