Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Introducing Tempted To Touch by Nigeria Lockley

How Do You Handle Temptation???
Temptation is the major issue that Kira Seagram, the protagonist of my latest book, Tempted to Touch has to deal with. We all have to face down temptation in our daily walk. Sometimes, it’s small and sometimes it large like the battle Kira has to face. Being tempted isn’t a sin, but how we respond to it—whether we walk away when someone cusses out or decide to turn what seems like a simple office conversation into regular night time banter can lead us into sin. How do you handle temptation??? Leave your response in the comments for a chance to win an autographed copy of Tempted to Touch. 

Tempted to Touch is a special release for me for three reasons:
1.     Tempted to Touch is the first release on my independent publishing company, Inheritance Books—watch out for us, we’ll be bringing you books that edify and entertain.
2.     Tempted to Touch was written while I was dealing with my own marital struggles and is loosely based on my experience.
3.     Tempted to Touch is my work that uses the first person narrator to tell the story. It was limiting and liberating all at the same time.
Kira Seagram is frustrated by her husband Mason’s zeal for the Lord, so she pours all of her attention into her work and reserves her soprano singing skills for the shower. Kira would rather not use them if she get can’t the adoration and recognition she feels she deserves and doubts she’ll find singing lead for Mason’s choir. When a routine drop off at her son, Nate’s private school turns into a ten-year reunion with her ex-boyfriend, Quincy McAdams, Kira isn’t interested in Mason's half-hearted affection or willing to keep her voice to herself. With a firm offer from Quincy to help Kira cut a demo and possibly revive the love they let die, Kira has some choices to make. When Kira finds herself tempted to touch will she remain faithful to her husband or yield to the desires of her flesh?
Check out an Excerpt from Inheritance Books’ first release Tempted to Touch:

When I rounded the corner Meena, my secretary, was standing in front of her desk smiling and waving at me. Her attentiveness and bright smile cut right into my investigation into why my marriage was beginning to fail.
“Hi, Meena. Did you miss me?” I asked, referring to the way she was waiting to greet me like a lap dog.
“Mrs. Seagram, you’re so funny,” she said, swiping her wispy brunette hair out of her eyes. “I’m so excited to see you because I can’t wait to see the look on your face when you go into your office.”
“Ugh.” I groaned, letting my arms droop at my sides. “You didn’t redecorate again, did you?”
“No. While you were at lunch you received a delivery and it’s mighty extravagant. I hope that after I’ve been married for ten years my husband still does things like Mr. Seagram.”
“Thank you, Meena. I’m sure it’s nothing out of the ordinary,” I said as I walked past her desk. I turned the knob and my stomach dropped to my heels. On the other side of the door a tall medley of flowers and fruit curled into a G clef awaited me. A smile spread across my face as I approached this massive fruit salad structure. I fingered the petals of the black orchids and inspected the assortment of fruits—pineapple chunks, mangoes, and strawberries covered in white chocolate. All of my favorite things were neatly assembled on my desk. Mason must have thought there was another dog sniffing around his backyard.
“Excuse me,” I said to Meena who was still standing in the doorway gawking at the flowers as I picked up the phone and dialed Mason’s cell phone number.
He probably thought this massive floral arrangement would get me to join the choir and keep my affections at home. I would have preferred some new shoes. Shoot, for a new pair of Fendi pumps I’d churn out “I Go to the Rock” in a heartbeat and have them saints running up and down the aisle of our church in a minute.
“Praise the Lord!” Mason shouted into the phone when he answered. Why did he have to be all holy all the time?
“Hello, Mason.”
“What’s going on, my love? You usually don’t call me in the middle of the day.”
“You tell me what’s going on, Mason. Do you think that a little gallant gesture and some white chocolate will get me to work on the record with your choir?”
“What are you talking about?”
“You know exactly what I’m talking about. The floral arrangement—”
“Floral arrangement?” he queried, cutting me off.
“If you thought that an oversized wreath would get me to sing with that little gospel choir of yours, you’re wrong.”
“Kira, I did not send you any floral arrangement.”
Half listening to his spiel, I dug my hand into the center of the arrangement and removed the card. Without your voice my music is all blues and no rhythm. ~Q
I read the message again and flashes of heat coursed through my fingers. His vulnerability was sexy. Quincy McAdams had gone from a chemistry major to a music mogul and his life was still missing something. The words on the card spoke louder to me than Mason until he shouted into the receiver,
“Well, where did the flowers come from? I will not ask again.”
“Calm down, Daddy,” I said, trying to lay on the sex appeal real thick. I needed a dollop strong enough to coat the lie I was about to tell, “It was a mistake. These flowers were delivered to the wrong office.”

Do you think Kira is going to give in to her flesh or follow the Spirit?

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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. Her second master's degree is in creative writing. Nigeria's debut novel, Born at Dawn received the 2015 Phillis Wheatley Award for First Fiction. 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. 

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Hot New Release! Tell the Truth the Devil Won't by Colette R. Harrell

It's Here &
finally the wait is OVER!
The author of The Devil Made Me Do it is back with the second book in the Heaven Over Hell Series. 
Tell The Truth; The Devil Won't
 Get your advance copy today:
The full-figured Esther Redding doesn’t realize it, but she desperately needs a change. Her Cinderella tiara is tarnished, and her glass slippers cracked.

No longer anyone’s knight in shining armor, Briggs Stokes always had a soft spot for Esther. She was in his blood, and he didn’t want a transfusion. When he returns to Detroit, he decides that nothing will keep him from her door. Well, nothing . . . but the once reformed bad girl, Monica Stokes Hawthorne, Briggs’s ex, who wants to be his—give me one more chance, again—wife. The resulting tug-of-war that ensues may be the catalyst that destroys the person they both love the most.

More than one household is upset when the prison doors swing open and a “rehabilitated” Roger, Esther’s ex, returns home. Following Roger is a sinister force so malicious that no one in their community will be left untouched.

When truth is held hostage by lies, mayhem ensues. And when it does, the lives of Esther, Briggs, Monica, and Roger are forever changed.

Don’t blink—pray—these shenanigans are too shocking to miss . . .
And if you missed the first book in the
Heaven Over Hell Series "The Devil Made Me Do It"
Don't wait to Buy Now HERE 
The voluptuous Esther Wiley has always known that she is special. She's a tiara-wearing, wand-carrying kind of Cinderella princess in disguise. The problem that her very own Fairy Godmother, the Prophetess Mother Reed, struggles with is getting her to live like it.
     Briggs Stokes is the reluctant heir to his father's worldwide, multimillion-dollar televangelist ministry, yet he yearns to be his own man. His past mistakes have caused him a private life of hurt and loneliness.
     Esther and Briggs meet and develop a deep soul connection, until tragedy strikes and the two are thrust apart. Their separation leads each down a different path scattered with emotional minefields. While each step they take brings them closer to who they were always meant to be, the devil is on assignment. He sends in reinforcements to usher in confusion and create chaos, and soon no one is safe. The members of Love Zion church reel from the rumors, innuendo, and downright sabotage that is going on around them. 
    When others devise evil schemes to seek the destruction of Esther and Briggs through jealousy, greed, and murder, only divine intervention can save them. As an all-out battle for dominion breaks out in the heavens, will Esther and Briggs become a casualty of war?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Brand New Release!! Redemption by Casandra McLaughlin

I had the pleasure of meeting Casandra McLaughlin. Powerful woman of faith. I'm sure you'll enjoy her latest release. With a title like Redemption, I can only imagine the storyline!

About the Book
Tania Clinton left her small hometown of Sweet Lily, Texas shortly after her graduation day with the intent to never return. Her mother had gone on to be with the Lord, leaving her and her baby sister, Naomi, in the hands of their eldest sister, Mona. Things between Tania and Mona weren't great (to say the least), but Tania had finally moved on…or so she thought. 

After receiving an invitation to Naomi’s wedding, memories of why she left began to haunt Tania. Why was this happening? Had Tania truly forgiven Mona or had she simply tucked those memories in the back of her mind? Will one trip home undo countless acts of cruelty? 
This story of redemption begs the honest question: How long does it take to forgive? 

About The Author

CaSandra was raised in Marshall,Texas. Growing up she wrote poems and from there she fell in love with writing. CaSandra is a true believer that God has blessed us all with gifts and talents and it's up to us to tap into them to make our dreams come true. CaSandra is a gospel radio show host and is the co author of the best selling "Blended Blessings" series. Redemption is her solo debut novella.CaSandra wants people to read her work and feel encouraged, and it's her prayer that they read something that will change their lives and give them a ray of hope that things will be better and that God will get the glory from her books. CaSandra is also a Domestic Violence Advocate.Currently CaSandra lives in Texas with her husband, Richard, and they have two amazing children.

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