Thursday, October 19, 2017

#BEHINDTHESCENES , Faith For Every Mountain~~ Paulette Harper #FRIDAYFINDS #INDIE #AUTHOR #CHRISTIAN #NONFICTION @wnlbooktours #wnlbooktours

Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's featured author is

Paulette Harper






Are you struggling with your faith? Are you easily moved by situations beyond your control? If your answer is yes, then this book is for you. It’s written to encourage, motivate and challenge you to live a life that pleases God and is contrary to what others say or think. God’s desire is for all His children to have a foundation that is not rocked or shaken by the trials and pitfalls of life. Faith For Every Mountain is one short read and should be added to your arsenal as a believer.





Paulette has been writing since 2008 and has published award winning books such as: Completely Whole, a Readers’ Favorite Award winner and the Emma Award winning novel for Best Religious/Spiritual Romance, Secret Places Revealed. She followed her award winning books with others: Living Separate Lives; her children’s book, Princess Nevaeh; and her Write Now Author’s Manual, Tools and Resources for Success. Her story The Courage to Stand is included in Vanessa Miller’s collaboration Love. Hope. Faith. Stories that uplift, inspire and enlighten.
In addition to being an author, Paulette is an inspirational speaker, minister, and entrepreneur as well as a writing workshop instructor. She has a passion to coach aspiring authors and speak 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, Black Pearls Magazine and The Sacramento Observer. She has also appeared on numerous local and online radio shows.

As an entrepreneur, she is the owner of Write Now Literary Book Tours. 

Buy link: Amazon

Tuesday, October 17, 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.



Friday, October 13, 2017

#BEHINDTHESCENES Selina Sosa, Rise to Greatness #FRIDAYFINDS #INDIE #AUTHOR #NONFICTION @wnlbooktours #wnlbooktours


Welcome to Behind The Scenes

Today's featured author is Selina Sosa




About Selina

Selina Sosa is the Founder/President of Ethnic Perspective a non-profit Organization for young women. She was born and raised in Queens, NY, and is of Puerto Rican decent. She has been married for 21 years and has 3 sons. She has worked alongside her husband, Fernando, as youth directors for approximately 15 years.

Reaching diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, her passion is to develop more Latina role models that will help teach, grow, and make an impact in communities and all career fields.


Creator & Co-Author
Rise to Greatness
Genre: Inspirational Memoir




About The Book

Our mission at Ethnic Perspective is to lead young Latina women into greatness by renewing their minds, empowering through mentorship, equipping with knowledge, and inspiring them to pave a new path for the next generation. Although the ministry was birthed based on a need within the Latin community we are committed to helping all women regardless of ethnicity and backgrounds.

For this reason, 11 fiery women and I have come together to create this book to share our stories and to show the importance of having faith in God while going through tests, trial, and triumphs. The goal is not only to encourage, uplift and inspire but to let the reader know that they are “Great” and must “Rise Up” to their rightful place and walk the path that God has set for them.


Link: www.ethnicperspective.com

Tuesday, October 10, 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, October 8, 2017

#VIRTUALBOOKTOUR The Little Girl Inside: Owning My Role in My Own Pain by Tonya Barbee #NEWBOOKALERT #NONFICTION #AUTHOR @wnlbooktours @iamstillarose


This is one of my stops during the two month tour for The Little Girl Inside: Owning My Role in My Own Pain by Tonya Barbee. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs October & November. Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL

ASIN: B00VJFVN5Q

ISBN-10: 0692564802

ISBN-13: 978-0692564806

Genre: Non-Fiction



The Little Girl Inside is a prolific story of triumph and discovery of inner peace. With each page, the reader will be captivated while the author uses the writing pen as a sowing tool-seaming a garment of praise, banner of victory and fabric of joy. With imaginative color, the book is a perfectly designed combination of patterns expressing the maturation of a woman.

A uniquely designed transparent jewel every woman should own in her jewelry box. The Little Girl Inside is a ministry resource tool for women in search for transparency in the human heart. The author shows us how to overcome the inner battle of doing the right thing the wrong way, going from finding love in the wrong places to allowing love to be revealed in the right time and in the right place.




I made room for Sir Intellectual to bring what I thought were the remainder of hi things. I also made room on my health insurance policy just in case he didn't have any. Too bad it didn't occur to me to ask him. My ability to confront was non-existent. I decided not to wait until I returned to work to handle it. I contacted my carrier and updated my policy to include my new husband. 

The whole time I felt sad that he wasn't contacting his carrier to include me. I had a husband, though what caliber of husband, I wasn't sure. Sometimes I wanted to slap myself for being so needy that I overlooked important things and ignored flags, bells, and whistles.







TONYA BARBEE is a novelist and aspiring playwright. Her most recent published work is titled, The Little Girl Inside Owning My Role in My Own Pain. She is currently working on another project that complements this book. Tonya grew up in Durham, NC, a family of four daughters and one son. Her father, Woodrow served his country for twenty years as an Army officer, retired then taught ROTC for another twenty years and her mother, Doris, a college administrator. She is a proud 1980 graduate of Frank W. Ballou High School in Washington, DC. She worked in operations and management for Department of Agriculture for twenty years. For the past ten years, she’s worked as a project manager for Department of Defense in Washington, DC. She studied at National-Louis University where she earned her Masters in Business Administration in 2009.

Although she’s worked her way up the ladder in the federal government, she had no idea she would end up writing professionally however she has always enjoyed sharing her personal life through story telling with those she thought she could help. Then something clicked. As she writes, she is in hopes that her work reaches her readers that have been through something and have contemplated giving up. Her goal is to enable her readers to become empowered to keep moving forward to accomplish their dreams no matter what challenges they have been faced with.

Tonya resides in Bowie, MD with two of her youngest children, Christian and Zachary. Her eldest two, Andrew and Jessica left the nest years ago and have blessed her with seven beautiful grandkids.




Tell us about your book?

My first book, The Little Girl Inside Owning My Role in My Own Pain was written to share my story about getting through a bigamist marriage.  I first focused on bringing awareness to the blame-game.  How we as women sometimes get caught up in blaming others for our mistakes but often times, we need to hold up the mirror and reflect on ourselves.  We need to ask ourselves, “How did we get in this relationship?”  “What could I have done differently?” “How do I keep meeting the same type of men?” And, finally, take action to make changes so that there will be a change but it starts with us. We are always the common denominator.

How did you come up with ideas for this book? 

Well originally, it was supposed to be about my life as a child and how I grew up and the decisions that made along the way from the beginning to present but I ended up writing about my last husband and the bigamy. The fact that I was married to him for eight years and didn’t know he had a wife of 30 plus years already that he never divorced.  So I ended up focusing on that segment of my life.

What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading your book?

 I would hope my readers would read my book and say to themselves, “Where was I at in my life to have met such a person?”  “Did I ignore the signs?”  “What will I do differently?” “What am I doing differently?” “Do I forgive myself?”

Where can visitors find you online? www.iamstillarose.com

What inspired you to write this book? 

What inspired me to write this book was the pain and betrayal I was feeling. It was so therapeutic to write about it.  I wanted to share my story with the hopes that it would prevent someone from going through the same thing and if they were experiencing similar trouble, I wanted them to know that they are not alone. It has happened to hundreds of others.

What’s next for you?

 I’m currently working on a short story, a co-author book with several other others. We’ve compiled our most powerful testimonies and each wrote a few prayers that we hope will help to inspire others in time of need, encouragement and inspiration.


 What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book? 

The most difficult aspect of writing this book was to reveal the pain and embarrassment of being betrayed and not aware of what was going on for so long. The fact that I was in a relationship, married, to someone who was living a double life. Also, while raising a son together- what was I going to tell him?  It was a very painful experience and I still often struggle with this.

Did you have to do any special research for your book?  

I did research on bigamy. What types of people fall prey to this and how does it actually happen.  To my surprise, most of the victims of bigamy are actually very intelligent. The bigamists prefer to prey on those that are intelligent. It’s a game to them and they are typically sociopaths. They don’t feel pain and don’t understand others’ pain either.

Why do you write? 

Is it something you've always done, or always wanted to do? Or is it something that you started fairly recently? Since I was in the first grade, I enjoyed writing. I liked telling stories.  I would visualize a story in my head and want to write about it.  In High School, I actually wrote a play in my senior year that was actually put into production as our final drama project. It was a great success and that’s when I knew that was what I wanted to do. But with life events, I got side-tracked but the dream never left me.  I still had it in my heart and vision as something I must do before I leave this earth.
In five words describe your book? 

If I had to describe my book in five words I would have to say: 1) heart-wrenching, 2) funny, 3) empowering, 4) insightful, and 5) courageous.

Excluding your own, name 3 books you would recommend to your friends.  

I would have to say the three books I would recommend to my friends  would be: A Dollar Late, Dollar Short-Terry McMillan;  The Undomestic Goddess-Sophie Kinsella; Intensity-Dean Koontz.
Name 3 authors you would love to collaborate with. Terry McMillan, Sophie Kinsella and
Among all the books that you have read, which of these have significantly contributed to your writing style? I think Terry McMillan due to the color that she brings to her material and Sophie Kinsell, due to her conversational tone that’s very comical.

Describe the relationship between your characters in 3 words. Different, Bad, and Intriguing.


Why do you feel you had to tell this story?

 I had to tell this story with hopes of encouraging others to really get to know who they were marrying before they said “I do.”  Afterwards, it’s too late. I wanted to share with my readers the signs of someone who is not telling you all that you need to know and to not ignore that.  Most importantly, I wanted to bring awareness to bigamy. It’s a big issue that is not being dealt with in our country the way that I think it should.  There are no strong penalties for those that get caught having multiple marriages.


Just for fun

Coffee or tea?  I love both, but coffee every day for sure.

3 things you never leave home without?

I never leave home without my cell phone, my makeup, and my calendar.

Sleep in or get up early?  On Saturdays, I love to sleep in. On other days, it’s very difficult for me to stay in bed.

3 celebrity crushes? Will Smith, Wesley Snipes, and President Obama.


Tell us something no person knows about you. If I could dance all night, I wouldn’t have one problem in the world.

Tell us what Hollywood actors would be the characters in your book? Wesley Snipes, Javecia Leslie (my neice), Lynn Whitefield, Morris Chestnut, Angela Robinson, Peter Parros, Merle Dandridge, Rick Foxx, Keith David, and the list goes on.  I guess the budget will have to be high ha?



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Thursday, October 5, 2017

#VIRTUALBOOKTOUR Sons of Ishmael Reintroduction Tour: The Danjuma Brothers by Unoma Nwankwor #CHRISTIAN #FICTION #ROMANCE




Hello. I’m Excited. This is one of my stops during the one month tour for Sons of Ishmael Reintroduction Tour: The Danjuma Brothers by  Unoma Nwankwor.  This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs September 11 – October 5, 2017.  Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL      
 
Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance


A SCOOP OF LOVE~ SONS OF ISHMAEL BOOK I 


The oldest of the Danjuma brothers, Rasheed was a self-made man. He’d learned at an early age that love and commitment brought with it complications he didn’t want to deal with. His single-minded focus had paid off. He was able to step into the shoes of his absentee father by taking care of his mother and twin brothers. But just when he thought he could stop carrying the weight of his family on his shoulders, he gets a call that could change the trajectory of Rasheed’s life.

Ibiso Jaja, a professional caterer, had gambled on the love of a man and lost. Through the redeeming love of God, she had picked herself up and was now living her dream as the owner of Bisso Bites, a bistro in the heart of Abuja. However circumstances conspire to threaten the bistro and bring her face to face with the type of man she has vowed to avoid. The attraction is instant.

Once again, Rasheed is forced to do something he has done all his life – put the needs of his family ahead of his own. This time however, he crosses path with the sassy, independent, Jesus-loving caterer who is bent on making him see the power of forgiveness and God’s love. Just when Rasheed lets his guard down, a deadly sabotage causes old demons to rise. Will Rasheed continue to pursue power and success or surrender to the light of God’s love?




Rasheed Danjuma sighed aloud at the sight of another unwanted email from the law
offices of Ezekiel and Stanley. These lawyers were beginning to work his last nerve. He placed his finger over the touchpad of his laptop, directed the cursor to the delete icon and pressed it.It had been six months since Zayd Danjuma, the man that contributed to his genetic makeup had passed away. And his lawyers were still hounding him. Rasheed had thought his non-attendance of the funeral service was a clear indication of his disinterest in anything they had to say about his so-called father.

Determined not to let the email ruin his day, he picked up the receiver and dialed his
assistant’s extension. She picked up at the first ring.
“Yes, Rasheed?”
“Have you heard anything back from those clients in the United States?”
“No, I didn’t,” she said. “But while you were on your conference call, your mother
called.”

Rasheed felt a strange rise in his stomach. His mother almost never called him on his office phone unless she wanted to reach him in a hurry. “Did she leave a message?”
“No, she just said to let you know she called.”
“Okay, thank you.” He disconnected the call.

Rasheed walked over to his jacket and pulled out his cell phone. Looking out of the large window of his Hyde Park office, his sense of unease grew. He checked, and there were three missed called from his mother. His voice mail was empty. What was going on? He dialed his mother. She answered on the third ring.

“Mama, you tried to reach me. Is everything okay?”
“Nna, I really don’t know how to answer that.”
His mother used her term of endearment, Nna, for her sons when she wanted to ask for something she knew they didn’t want to give.“What is it?”

“Those lawyers from your father’s estate came to see me today,” she said. “Rasheed, I don’t want those men in my shop or house. I’m asking you again to come home and see what they want.”
Rasheed’s jaw set. How dare those lawyers hound his mother? Why was it so important that he and his brothers attend the stupid will reading? Even though it had been twenty-five years since their father had walked out of their lives, the memory of that morning was still vivid. Their father didn’t care about them in life, so why was he so concerned about their well-being in death? Squaring up against those lawyers himself was one thing, but when they involved his mother, it was totally different. He wouldn’t have it.

“You mean they came to your shop?” Rasheed asked as though he didn’t hear her the first time. Anger shot through his feet as he began to pace the length of his office.
“Yes.” His mother’s voice sounded shaky. “It’s one thing for them to call but to show up,I don’t appreciate it. They almost scared my customers away.”

After his mother had retired as a school administrator, she had decided she couldn’t sit idle. Her love of fashion led to the opening of a boutique in the heart of Abuja’s business district. Within months, the business had flourished. Rasheed had supported her because whatever made his mother happy made him happy, too. After many years of living in pain, she deserved to live her life in peace. They all did.

Rasheed’s mind went back to the email he’d received earlier in the day. Since these
lawyers were playing hardball, it was clear he had no choice but to travel to Nigeria. “If those lawyers call you again, tell them I’ll be there soon.”
His mother’s sigh expressed her relief. “God bless you, my son.”

“It’s okay, Mama. They better make it worth my while. If not, I won’t be held responsible for my actions.”

 ANCHORED BY LOVE~ SONS OF ISHMAEL SERIES BOOK II


When cardiac surgeon, Jabir Danjuma met Damisi Odinga at the University of Michigan seven years ago, it wasn’t necessarily love at first sight. With love comes commitment and he knows that’s not a promise he could keep, after all he is his father’s son. However, their attraction can’t be denied. Their ensuing one year romance is passionate and intense, and he begins to feel the forbidden emotion—love. Just as he starts to let his guard down, Damisi breaks up with him and moves half way around the world to Lagos, Nigeria. He knows immediately that the demise of their relationship has something to do with that church she joined. She becomes unrecognizable and wants to change him into something he is not. His studies are the most important thing to him, so he did what any sane man would do, let her go.

Popular television personality Damisi Odinga, needs to end the fourth season of her show Becoming Ruth, with a bang. The trending topic in the country is the fairy-tale wedding of the heir to the Danjuma empire. The family has been shrouded in secrecy ever since the unknown sons resurfaced in the country last year. Coverage of the wedding weekend will give her show the boost it needs and seal its number one rating. No one can get an interview with the couple but she had a way in, her ex man, Jabir Danjuma. So what if he broke her heart and she hasn’t been able to get over him? This was kingdom business, right?

Years ago, Damisi left him without an explanation and now Jabir has her just where he wants her. Their encounter sets off a series of events that leave them both with fresh pain and hurt. Angry, they leave Abuja to their destinations. If they didn’t set eyes on each other again it would be too soon. But little did they know that fate has another thing planned. Will they stick it out long enough for the Potter to perfect their scars and pain for His purpose or will distance and time steal the day.





Thirty minutes later, Jabir was in the KTN lobby waiting for Damisi. He got curious stares from the receptionist and guard. He didn’t know whether it was because he looked like Kamal—someone they’d recognize—or because Damisi never received male visitors. He hoped it was the latter.
The space was decorated in light colors, and the walls were decorated with paintings or pictures of guests of their shows. He walked to the one the one that had Damisi in it. She was on the set of her show and looked beautiful. She had a microphone in her hand and was smiling. From the picture, he could see she loved what she did. His eyes saddened at what the scandal would do to her career. If they acted fast, she might have a chance of salvaging it, but she was too stubborn, and his approach wasn’t helping either. He had to get her to see reason.

“What are you doing here?” she whispered behind him.
Jabir turned around and marveled at how gorgeous she looked. He smiled inwardly.
“I figured you could use breakfast.” He handed her the smoothie and the box of pastries.
She took it from him slowly, her eyes softening with gratitude. “Thank you, but you shouldn’t be here.”

Jabir frowned. “Why? Expecting someone?”
She grabbed his wrist and tried to pull him to the corner. He resisted at first, but caved when he saw the plea in her eyes. “I really appreciate the breakfast, but I thought you were supposed to be on your way to Badagry. I really don’t need any rumors started.”
He lifted his brow. “Rumors? I’m not doing anything but making sure you’re fed. The baby needs to eat.”

She looked around in shocked horror. “Shhhh. Do you want to say it a little louder?” She rolled her eyes at him and he chuckled. “Jabir, please you can’t be here. In case you forgot, you look like one of the most recognizable Nigerian soccer players. I can’t do the rumor mill now.”
He wanted to dismiss her argument, but he was running late, and she was right. But then he had another idea. “Okay, I’ll leave on one condition.”

“Really?”
“Really.” He smirked.
Some people walked past them and did a double take. Damisi panicked. “What is it?”
“Have dinner with me when I get back.”

Damisi hesitated, then someone she knew walked over to say hello to them. By now, he could see the fury in her eyes. The daggers in them were aimed at him. He raised his eyebrow.

“I can’t believe you. Okay. Go,” she said hurriedly and turned away. He watched her go, but smiled when she walked back his way. “Thank you, and please drive safe.”


Yep. This new approach just might work. There was hope.




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.

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Monday, October 2, 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.