Thursday, January 18, 2018

#BEHINDTHESCENES #NEW BOOK ALERT NEVIAH by Kyndra Marie Snoddy #CHRISTIAN #FICTION #NEWRELEASE @wnlbooktours #FRIDAYFINDS


Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's Featured Author is

Kyndra Marie Snoddy





About The Book: NEVIAH FREEMAN is a young and free-spirited woman whose small town life is turned upside down when she starts having mysterious dreams and hearing disembodied voices.
Neviah finds answers at the popular church of RICHARD BERTRAND and things fall into a dark, but enlightening perspective.
When Neviah's and Richard's paths collide, allowing Neviah to find out about a secret that he has been hiding from his wife KATE and congregation, Richard becomes paranoid about being exposed and does everything in his power to silence Neviah.

Genre: Christian/Fiction

Purchase a copy Amazon




About The Author:  Kyndra Marie Snoddy, a prolific writer, prayer warrior, youth ministry volunteer, and blogger was born in Southern California to Michael L. Snoddy Sr., Bishop of Logos International Ministries in Rockford, IL., and former wife Cheryl Houston, Radiologist Technician of Houston, TX.  Kyndra was a precocious young lady growing up. Raised in south Houston, she held an affinity for writing and a desire to utilize her linguistic intelligence for a higher purpose.  
She was surrounded and supported by extended family, including her wise-cracking, deeply religious, stringent grandmother, Bessie Lee Semien, for whom she attributes as providing structure, direction, and guidance to her life. Although her mother was the quintessential nurturer and provider, it was her grandmother who was the no-nonsense, straight-shooting, matriarchal enforcer who would develop Kyndra's discipline, faith, and work ethic.  Kyndra graduated from Thurgood Marshall High School, located in Missouri City, TX, and was educated at Texas Southern University and Houston Community College majoring in Communications.  

A member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Kyndra received many accolades for her writing. Being a part of the newspaper team with Crispus Attucks Middle School, Evan E. Worthing High School, and Texas Southern University, Kyndra was encouraged by teachers and professors to write beyond the confinement of a school.

Claiming to be far from perfect, Kyndra was called tothe ministry in 2009 particularly focusing on the youth of the city. Kyndra believes that this generation of young people can and will be on fire for Christ if and when more believers are transparent, patient, and handle them with more love.  With many projects in works, Kyndra is poised to be the newest force to be reckoned with in the genre of Christian/Fiction.


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. ..