New Book Release- The Taming Of LaRue by L. Loren

Hi everyone!! I’m so excited to share L. Loren’s new release, The Taming Of LaRue! This is her first MC book, and I know it won’t disappoint (I can’t wait to read it!).

Please support L. Loren’s release by reading the synopsis and clicking on the link below to get your copy.

Congrats, Lisa! 🙂

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Top 10 With Jonas Brinkley

Hey everyone! As part of his book tour for O’shay & Sanaa: An Urban Romance, J. Brinkley was asked about his top 10 favorites, from music to authors. Here are some of his answers:

 

 
What are your 10 favorite songs?
1) 2pac (Dear Mama)
2) 2pac (Mama Just A Little Girl)
3) UGK ( Hi Life)
4) T.I ( Still Aint Forgave Myself)
5) Young Jeezy ( Standing Ovation)
6) Commodore ( Zoom)
7) Lauran Hill (Ex Factor)
8) Teddy Pendergrass ( Turn Off The Lights)
9) Isley Brothers ( Hold Back These Tears)
10) Prince ( Adore You)
Who are your 10 favorite authors?
1) Dr. John Henrik Clarke
2) J.A. Rogers
3) Marcus Garvey
4) Amos Wilson
5) Dick Gregory
6) Donald Goines
7) Iceberg Slim
8) Omar Tyree
9) Eric Jerome Dicky
10) Michelle Alexander
Tell our readers 10 lessons you’ve learned since becoming an author
1) You Have To Be Dedicated
2) You Have To Be Willing To Invest In Yourself.
3) You Have To Educate Yourself On The Art Of Writing And Marketing Strategies.
4) You Have To Be Consistent.
5) You Have To Think Like A Business Owner.
6) Find Your Own Voice And Niche.
7) Do Be Afraid To Try New Things.
8) You Can’t Please Everybody.
Make sure to pre-order your copy of O’shay & Sanaa: An Urban Romance, before it hits Amazon and Barnes & Noble on March 21st.
 
 
 
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Book Tour- O’Shay & Sanaa: An Urban Romance by Jonas Brinkley

Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a book tour for O’Shay & Sanaa by Jonas Brinkley. The tour will run March 4-15, 2019. Book your own tour here
Book Title: O’shay & Sanaa: An Urban Romance
Genre: Romance         
Book Release Date: March 21, 2019
Pre-Order: B & N Kindle: http://bit.ly/2NuOsmA
 
 
Currently an independent author, Jonas Brinkley was born in Georgia and was raised by his mother in Tift County. His writing talent manifested from his teen years and by the encouragement from his relatives and friends, he developed it by taking the relevant college courses that honed not only his writing skills but also knowledge on various fields like theosophy and business. He founded (Voice of My Ancestors) Voma Publications LLC. J. Brinkley’s unconventional philosophies about life and love are a gift that ought to be shared with the world via writing.
 
When O’shay London met Sanaa Holland, it was an instant attraction. They dated for a while and found themselves in love with each other. Finalizing their romance by tying the knot, O’shay and Sanaa found things between them starting to fall apart soon enough – happiness and fulfillment were replaced by grief and bitterness. As the couple grapples with the circumstances that change their lives forever, the question of what truly bonded them arose… LOVE, LUST or OBSESSION?
 
 
 
Sanaa sat in the dressing room of the breathtakingly beautiful Crystal Ballroom in Metro West, Orlando, Florida. The wedding area was adorned with eighteen dimming chandeliers, pipe and drape backdrops with up lights, Silver Chiavari chairs, high top tables, ivory linens, gorgeous aqua and silver floral arrangements, aqua candles, candelabras, and ceiling drapery. She still couldn’t believe her wedding day had finally arrived. She had told her bridesmaids and her maid of honor to give her a minute to herself. Lana, Tasha, Renee, Niki, and her best friend, Bria, had been her girls since their early college days. She couldn’t imagine this day without them. After Bria had finished applying the finishing touches to Sanaa’s make-up, the ladies left the room and quietly closed the door behind them. 
 
Sanaa stared at her reflection in the mirror as she reminisced about first meeting O’shay. They were both college students at the time. He was studying at the University of Central Florida, working towards a degree in Aircraft Engineering. He had wanted to someday become a pilot and Sanaa was studying Criminal Justice at Keiser University. She aspired to be a criminal defense attorney. They were at Starbucks, both of them cramming for midterms. Sanaa tried not to stare when he walked through the door, but he was so handsome, he literally took her breath away. She noticed him watching her too. He appeared to be somewhat shy, and that’s always a turn-on.
After a while, they both got up to leave at the same time and as fate would have it, they bumped into one another. They struck up a conversation and before parting, exchanged phone numbers and made plans to hook up. They were inseparable from that day forward. Now five years later, they both have promising careers and big dreams for their future. They were about to become husband and wife.
 
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Tour hosted by Write Now Literary 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Book Blast Tour- My Last Baggage Call Aboard Air Force One by Glenn W. Powell

Write Now Literary Book Tours is pleased to be organizing a book blast tour for My Last Baggage Call Aboard Air Force One by Glenn W. Powell. This tour will run Feb 22, 2019. Click here to book your own tour. 
Genre of Book: Memoir, Motivational, Military Life and History
ISBN-10: 1986878406
ISBN-13: 978-1986878401
               

           Meet Glenn 

 
Sergeant First Class Glenn W. Powell (Retired) is a native of Toledo, Ohio. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1982 and retired in 2002. During his military career, he served as a heavy vehicle driver, a squad leader, and non-commissioned officer.
In September 1991, SFC Powell joined the George HW Bush White House as a chauffeur, and in 1992, was promoted to transportation coordinator for the white house Press Corps, serving in the Clinton Administration.
In December 1995, he assumed the duties of transportation supervisor for Air Force One.
In January 2001, during his service under President George W. Bush, SFC Powell was transferred to the White House Military Office, Customer Support and Organizational Development where he served as deputy director.
SFC Powell retired with distinction from the Military in 2002. He received numerous awards and decorations throughout his service, including the Legion of Merit Metal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the United States Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He received U.S. Service Ribbons for both domestic and overseas service.
Glenn and Ronda Holloway Powell have been married for 25 years, and have three sons, Darius, Warren, and Glenn, II. They reside in Virginia. For more information, or to contact Glenn Powell regarding availability for speaking opportunities, please email him at glennwpowell@aol.com.
 
 
              About The Book
 
Sergeant Glenn W. Powell’s MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is the story of a most unlikely young man who leaves his working-class environment of Toledo, Ohio, to become a soldier. Seeking excitement and a way to “make something of himself,” Glenn Powell’s journey exceeds his wildest dreams—a journey that began in basic training in Fort Hood, Texas ends at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue—the most important address in the world. MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is about so much more than Glenn Powell’s military journey, but about poignant memories of family, friendships, sacrifices, and love—central to his story is Ronda Holloway, the beautiful young woman he falls in love with in Manheim, Germany, and, who joins him on his life journey as wife, soulmate and mother to their two sons. MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL offers readers a glimpse into Sergeant Glenn Powell’s 30-year transformation from the much-beloved boy who seeks more in life…to the man, who discovers it—in adventure, in friendships, and in service to three American presidents. a service he delivered with pride, unquestioned loyalty, distinction and in the end, great admiration.
 
 
Excerpt
 
A Soldier’s Story 
Shortly after I turned 18, I enlisted in the army. Around that time, I learned that the young woman I’d been dating was pregnant, so going into the army would be an opportunity to provide for my child. The army sent me to Fort Dix in New Jersey for boot camp training on April 22, 1982. It was the perfect enlistment site for me.
Because of the popular television show, Dallas, I had in mind that I wanted to go to Fort Hood, Texas and meet JR Ewing. Not only did I meet Larry Hagman, the actor who played JR, but I also met the entire cast at one of the big Dallas malls. That was in the 80s when the networks spent money to have cast members show up to greet their fans, and when fans could easily get a photo with the stars. Meeting JR had been on my mental bucket list. Later I learned that “Klinger” from Mash and Danny Thomas were both from Toledo, and so I added them to the list.
In 1983, I re-enlisted and chose Hawaii as my next army stint. There for 18 months, I’m convinced that the Hawaii move helped me look long and hard at myself and my future. In Hawaii, I decided I needed to better myself. I enrolled at the Wahiawa Community School for Adults and got my high school diploma. My mother was so disappointed when I didn’t graduate from high school, so I did it as much for her as for myself.
My long transportation management career began in Wahiawa. I was one of a large number of applicants who applied for a temporary mission of driving for the Sergeant Major for the division. He was the senior enlisted man at the post. I beat out the other candidates for that position. Later, I drove for the one-star general at the post. After that, I returned to my unit and worked as the battalion mail clerk until he left in 1985. While there, I met friends and mentors who would help me decide on my career journey. That same year, I was asked to re-enlist, and First Sergeant Herbert Harris became a lifelong mentor and friend. Sergeant Harris recommended that I choose Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia for my re-enlistment. I remained at Fort Eustis from April 1985 until January 1988.
I became a squad leader, and for the next six months, I managed a squad of truck drivers in and around the base. After that, I was set on transportation becoming my specialty, but my career trajectory changed some when I was appointed to head up NCO Training, where I was responsible for the training of 270 soldiers.
Around this time, I met First Sergeant Fletcher Walker. He was sent in to straighten out our company, and he did just that. He would stand up at the top of the stairs with his hat covering his eyes but looking down at us. Sergeant Walker was a ‘soldier among soldiers,’ an airborne paratrooper, a Vietnam Veteran who had been shot three times. There was no one more surprised when he chose me to run the training.
I knew he had high expectations, and I was determined not to disappoint him. He was the kind of leaders for whom soldiers would fight and die. He was a true hero who taught me how to be a soldier and a man. He shared a lot about life with me. I imitated him in many ways so much that everyone would call me “Baby Walker.” I met his family and it was an honor. He retired as a Command Sergeant Major.
 
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New Paperbacks Available!!

Hi everyone!! Hope you all are having a wonderful day! Two current books, Resisting Temptation, and Say That You Love Me, are now available to purchase on paperback!

If you are itching to have a copy of these books to add to your paperback collection, then feel free to click on the covers below:

 

 

 

 

More books, including Love & Drama: The Root Of All Evil, and the entire series of Something Just Ain’t Right, No Other Love, and One Shot With A Baller, will be available soon, as well as Unplanned Love by Alithea -Jae Smith, so keep a look out on those novels. 🙂

 

 

 

Book Spotlight- The Caged Butterfly by Marian L. Thomas

Hello! This is one of my tour stops during my one-week book tour for The Caged Butterfly by Marian L. Thomas. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. The tour runs Feb 18-22, 2019.  Book your own tour here WNL.
ISBN-10: 1732488002
ISBN-13: 978-1732488007
 
Genre: Women Fiction
 
Meet Marian
Award-Winning Author and Speaker, Marian L. Thomas, has penned five women’s fiction novels to date. Her books have been seen on national television stations such as the Oprah Winfrey Network, Ovation, and the A&E Network. She has been featured in print magazines, newspapers and a guest on local, national and online radio stations. For her book, I Believe In Butterflies, Marian ranked among the top 100 Most Popular Authors in Literary Fiction on Amazon. She spent most of her teen years in Oak Park, Illinois, but now resides in a suburb of Atlanta with her husband. She enjoys a good bag of popcorn, a plate full of pasta, and a grape pop.
About The Book 
 
The Caged Butterfly by author Marian L. Thomas is the heartrending story of the Mayfield/Taylor family spanning four generations ranging from the 1930s-1990s. While the character-driven plot touches on relevant social issues such as child abuse, racism, skin bleaching, and suicide, ultimately it is a story of love and forgiveness.
The book begins with Addie Mayfield’s loving letter to her unborn child which plays a central theme throughout the plot. As the story unfolds, the reader is introduced to Addie’s mother, son, and granddaughter: Millie, Timmy, and Nina. Alternating between the cities of Georgia, Chicago, and New York, and told through first-person narratives by each character, the plot follows the family’s history, relationships, triumphs, and sorrows. The book emphasizes self-acceptance, forgiveness, and redemption regardless of life’s hardships.
 
 
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The Caged Butterfly by Marian L. Thomas, is a fictional story that follows three characters as they navigate life’s often rocky terrain in search of hope, courage, and forgiveness. 

 

One of the main characters, Nina Taylor—is convinced that having white skin is the only way to make it successfully in the entertainment industry and thus begins bleaching her skin to hide her black heritage.
“At the heart of Nina’s story, lies a very dangerous obsession that has become an authentic reality for young women today, ” Thomas stated. 
The Caged Butterfly is the third contemporary fiction book that Thomas has written that broaches on the issue of race. The other being- I Believe In Butterflies. She said: “The Caged Butterfly provides an imitate look at a young woman who must go through the caterpillars of life to learn that one must love the skin they’re in. It’s a tough lesson for Nina, but the end is beautiful.”
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The Series Sale Continues!!

Hi everyone!! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

This is the final week for the Series Sale, which concludes with the No Other Love series. This is a Love, Life, & Happiness spin-off, which was also a pretty wild series with a lot of twists and turns.

Each book is reduced to either FREE or $0.99, so make sure you grab the entire series at a cheap price for this week only:

No Other Love (part 1)- FREE: until Jan. 31st

Part 2- $0.99 until Jan. 31st

Part 3- $0.99 until Jan. 31st

Here’s the synopsis and link to each book from the series:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07421JLF1/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p2_i4

Kevin Thompson always lived life straight by the book. He got a great job, married his college sweetheart, Jennifer and together they’re raising a wonderful son. 

Even though Kevin is living the picture perfect life, he’s starting to feel that something is missing. His marriage is slowly falling apart leaving him in a compromising position. To make matters even more complicated, he unexpectedly runs into an old college friend, Carla Windsor. Carla just happens to also be friends with Jennifer. 

When secrets are exposed between the three, will it destroy everything Kevin has worked hard for? Or, will he see this as his way out of the life that he once cherished? 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07421JLF1/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

Kevin Thompson has been through a lot in the past month. Seeing his wife in their bed with another man has him on edge. On top of that, he finds out that he has a daughter and that his son has been in an accident. But when he does the unthinkable with his assistant, will he be able to keep everything together or will it come crashing down around him? 

Carla Windsor never imagined that Kevin would forgive her after she revealed the paternity of their daughter. However, when she receives a second chance, she realizes that it may not be too late to get everything she’s hoped for. But when a huge secret is revealed at her daughter’s birthday party, will she fight for the life she always deserved or go back to being on guard with her feelings for the one man she always loved? 

Jennifer Thompson’s life has turned into turmoil brought by the actions that she has set upon herself. She has lost everything and has a huge secret hanging over her head regarding her son, Thomas. When she receives conform from an unlikely source, will she accept it and raise even more hell to the family she was once a member of or try to repair the relationship she once had with her husband? 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0763K5N28/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

Kevin Thompson’s life has come crashing down around him. He learns that he’s gotten his assistant, Alicia Moore, pregnant at the same time as his girlfriend, Carla Windsor. Now that the secret has been exposed, he doesn’t know what to do or who to turn to. Will he be able to put his life back together before another huge secret comes out? 

Carla Windsor’s life is finally falling into place once she’s gotten her man back and is now carrying their second child. However, when she learns about Kevin and Alicia, she feels she is right back to where she was ten years ago while dealing with his ex-wife, Jennifer. Will she be able to forgive him for the sake of their child or do the exact thing she did with their first child? 

Jennifer Thompson is doing everything she can to keep herself from going insane. She’s keeping tabs on Calvin DuBose’s disappearance to making sure that her relationship with her ex-father-in-law stays intact. She’s trying to do right, but her past keeps coming back to haunt her. Will she be able to turn her life around or fall back into the same trap which almost had her killed? 

With more lies, deceit, and betrayal ahead, these three won’t know what hit them as their lives become even more complicated. Find out whether they can survive their misdeeds in the conclusion of the No Other Love series.