Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hot off the Presses!! Seasoned WIth Grace by Nigeria Lockley


Are you ready for a dose of Grace? She’s a beauty and the beast, which one will prevail in her life?

About the book:
Sentenced to probation, thirty-year-old, supermodel Grace King must put her plans of transitioning into acting to extend the longevity of her career on hold. Desperate to keep a close eye on Grace and his job Grace’s ambitious lawyer, Ethan Summerville has her complete community service in the last place Grace wants to be. His church.
Instead of God, Grace finds a “chocolate drop” of a man—Brother Horace Green. However, Horace isn’t looking for a supermodel. He wants his woman saved and sanctified, but Grace has never met a man who has been able to resist her. Will Horace compromise his faith for a taste of fortune, fame, and Grace?
While Grace focuses on the pursuit of passion Ethan finds one director willing to take a risk and cast Grace in his debut film, but this role fits Grace all too well. Will this film revive Grace’s relationship with God and her career or bring her closer to destruction?

Excerpt (Exclusive):
“You know you miss him,” Grace said, chomping down on a scallop.
Candace shrugged her shoulders and turned down the corners of her mouth. “I’m satisfied.”
“With what?” Grace asked, leaning across the table.
“With my savior,” Candace sang lightly, as if she was leading the Sunday morning devotion at her church.
 “Look here . . .” Grace raised her fork and pointed it at Candace. “You might be fooling some people with your ‘Long as I got Jesus’ routine, but I know when the nights are cold and that rain is beating against your windowpane, you want a man that’s there in the flesh, not in the spirit.”
Grace already knew the church rhetoric that went along with the single life. Her mother had fed it to her when she was a teen and to many of the women at the church who came to see her mother after service to discuss itches that they just couldn’t resist scratching.
It was always about waiting, abstaining, and being content with the things that they had, and maybe one day the Lord would invite someone into a relationship. There was no help for the woman who wanted to invite a man into a relationship herself. She was the jezebel and the adulterous woman that Proverbs warned about. Nobody wanted to be her, and Candace was trying to dodge that bullet by running away from Ethan and rejecting his love.
“I hear you, Grace, but I’m not about to chase a man that I caught all invested in you.” Candace took a sip of her water and raised her eyebrows, soliciting a response from Grace.
“Candace, how many times do you want me to say I’m sorry? I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. That was an accident.”
“Didn’t look accidental to me. It looked like the woman whom I had admired for a long time was kissing the man whose rib I thought God had plucked me from.”
Grace inhaled deeply and clutched her chest at Candace’s revelation. She knew the two of them cared for each other, but she had had no idea that their relationship had gotten all biblical already. Scratching her temple, Grace recalled the time she’d thought she was a rib. The one time in her life when she’d thought that she had been made for a purpose, and when nothing but love had coursed through her veins and into her heart.
Preorder Seasoned with Grace
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/B_NSWG
Books-a-Million: http://bit.ly/booksSWG
Time Out with Nigeria Lockley:
Seasoned with Grace covers a lot of issues from alcohol addiction, past hurts, to love with a dash of fashion. Very often the lingering effect of our past hurts and loves lost interfere with us enjoying our present estate and reaching our future. Don’t allow your past hurts to cloud your mind, clog your heart, and block your vision. Live your life and experience the goodness that God has to offer each one of us with each new day.

About Nigeria

Nigeria Lockley possesses two master’s degrees, one in English secondary education, which she utilizes as an educator with the New York City Department of Education, and a second in creative writing. Born at Dawn is Nigeria’s first published novel. Nigeria serves as the vice president of Bridges Family Services, a not-for-profit organization that assists student parents interested in pursuing a degree in higher education. She is also the deaconess and clerk for her spiritual home, King of Kings and Lord of Lords Church of God. Nigeria is a New York native who resides in Harlem with her husband and two daughters. Join her online at www.nigerialockley.com.
Connect with Nigeria on the web:
Nigeria’s Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/MFKH9