African-American Christian Fiction

New Release – Where My Heart Belongs by Ann Marie Bryan

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Title:  Where My Heart Belongs

Author:  Ann Marie Bryan

Genre: Christian Fiction Romance


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From the moment Tyler Bradshaw first lays eyes on Madison Kanate, it’s a dream come true. She is everything he wants, yet everything he feels he cannot have. He is determined to keep his distance, but he can’t, not with the love she offers him. They become the best of friends. That works flawlessly, until she wants more….

That was seven years ago.

Madison has come a long way since falling apart at any reminder of Tyler. He had left her questioning God’s plan for her life, and uncertain of how to move forward. Eventually, she takes charge of her life, putting memories of Tyler to rest with a successful interior design business, along with many charitable projects. Anything else, especially love, ranks a distant second.

Tyler and Madison reunite through the shenanigan of Mason, Madison’s twin brother. Tyler wishes he could change the past… but life does not offer do-overs. Even so, he believes God has provided a golden opportunity for him—his last chance to win Madison’s heart. As he begins to open up about his childhood and trailing baggage, Madison realizes that his faith has been built in the face of adversity.

But Tyler’s childhood holds a secret even he doesn’t know. In the face of a staggering revelation that challenges the fabric of his faith, Tyler drops a bombshell of his own. When Madison tries to walk away, she recognizes that deep down she wants happily-ever-after. With her faith rekindled, she decides to trust God, believing she will not be left to pick up the pieces of her heart all over again. But will Tyler allow himself to heal so he can let Madison in? Will they move beyond the past and build a life together?


Standalone books in the Encounters of the Heart series:

Book 1 – Shades of the Heart (The story of Blake & Gabrielle Montgomery)

Book 2 – Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire (The story of Larry & Rozene Kanate)

Book 3 – A Place For My Heart (The story of Chandler Peynard and Sabrina Benjamin)

Book 4 – Where My Heart Belongs (The story of Tyler Bradshaw and Madison Kanate)


Other books:

Unforgettable, My Love Has Come Along

Truth Awaits You on the Other Side: An Anthology about the Consequences of Sin

Mirrored Hearts (A Short Story)


EXCERPT – Where My Heart Belongs

His heart rate kicked up and he raked a hand over his head as uneasy dread shot through his veins. Still, wisdom demanded he move speedily to help, even if the situation would force him to come face-to-face with someone he was unprepared to see.

“God, help her,” he prayed aloud, before jumping into action.

He moved swiftly to grab his Jeep keys from the coffee table then rushed through the door. He did not relish the journey that now lay before him. Nor did he wish to confront the one thing that would never let him rest—the one painful remorse that continually aggravated his gut. The one thing in his life he needed to fix—his relationship with the woman he had nicknamed Em.

Madison Emma Kanate. She was his first love….

Once his soul found her, he loved her.

One look and he was helpless to her pull. She had caught his attention and lingered in his heart ever since. He had endured two years of being near Madison—drowning in her love. She always stirred him. Around her, he constantly felt the flutter of butterfly wings in his stomach. She made him feel things he longed for… things he couldn’t have.

Despite all the love she offered him, he could not bring himself to reach for her. Fear held him bound, propelling him to escape the source of his misery.

At the first opportunity, he had left it all behind.

He ran.

He had run away like a frightened animal.

And he had kept moving. He hadn’t looked back.

But, he couldn’t outrun the memories or the guilt that haunted him.




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Ann Marie Bryan is a dedicated, graceful, multi-talented leader with a passion for excellence. She is the CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design, an organization committed to providing top quality professional writing services, comprehensive personal and professional development programs and exceptional performing arts services to meet the unique needs of individuals and organizations.

A Christian Fiction author, Ann Marie writes to educate, inspire and empower others. She desires to tell great stories with fascinating characters to show the awesome power of God in the lives of people and places. Shades of the Heart is the first book in her bestselling, Encounters of the Heart series. Book 2 – Mirrored Hearts: Sealed By Fire was released February 2016. Book 3 – A Place For My Heart, the highly anticipated third installment in the series, was released in March 2017. Book 4 – Where My Heart Belongs was released in April 2018.

Ann Marie’s greatest passion is to empower others to succeed by tapping into their God-given potential. She enjoys writing, reading, dancing, teaching, meeting people and traveling. With all the knowledge and experiences that God has so graciously blessed her with, Ann Marie is determined to make her life a ministry for the Lord.






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New Release- Playing With Fire by Lynette Edwards

Hi everyone!! I know it’s been awhile since I have made a new post, but I’m back and bringing a new release from SBinkley Publishing’s Lynette Edwards! Her new release, Playing With Fire, is available only on Amazon and it’s the third book in the One Night Only series.



“When you play with fire, someone is bound to get burned”

Playing With Fire picks up where We Have Only Just Begun left off as Sasha is put in a dangerous situation with her ex-husband, David. Will she be able to break from the person who has tormented her for the past eight years?

While Sasha is trying to reclaim her life, her sister Rosa is dealing with her own issues. When a huge secret threatens her marriage and her life, will she be able to help her sister or will she have to help herself?


Rosa rushes to the hospital. She goes through the emergency door and she runs straight into the nurse’s station of the mental institution where her sister was court ordered to live for the past 60 days.

“Where is she, where is my sister Sasha?”

Confused, the nurse looks at Rosa, dumbfounded. “She was discharged today, as scheduled.”

“Where is she? I have been waiting at her home to welcome her for over three hours. Where did you bring her? What did you do? Where is my sister?!”

If you have not read the first two books in the One Night Only series, they are also available only on Amazon:

One Night Only



Sasha is a straight laced, by the book, plain Jane type of woman. She has walked the path less traveled her entire life and where has it taken her? Nowhere!

Sasha decides to forget about her boring life and reconnect with her high school friend Leah for just one night!

I mean, seriously, what’s the worse that can happen; it’s ONE NIGHT ONLY………..


“It is better to wait on what you deserve than to end up with what you may one day regret…”


We Have Only Just Begun



In One Night Only, a night of fun and games turned into months of agony and pain for Sasha. She went from walking a straight and narrow path to almost committing suicide because of regret and a broken heart.

With the past finally behind her, she has moved on with her life and decided that she is in control of her future.

Or is she?

Within days of meeting the man of her life, Sasha’s life takes an unexpected turn for the worst as she tries to balance her new love, an old flame, and secrets that has the power to ruin her life forever……

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Everything that looks good is not good for you

Author Bio


Lynette Edwards was born and raised in the Southern state of Louisiana. She has been a published author since 2011. Within the last five years Lynette has had the pleasure of reaching readers on a national level via television and by attending a national gallery book tour. Lynette enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. Her goal is to one day travel across America and leave an impact on all those around her through her written words. Lynette believes that everything happens in life is either a lesson or a blessing. She is determined to make the best out of life’s situations as she firmly believes that the best is yet to come.

New Release- Lost Within by T.S. Brumsey


T.S. Brumsey is back with a new Christian Fiction novella, titled, Lost Within. This is a story about a woman who is trying to find herself as well as finding love in this powerful read.


Rachel, who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, is struggling to balance her love life and God’s will for her life. She wonders if Ryan is really the one since his spiritual beliefs don’t align with hers. She overlooks their differences because she figures their paths have crossed so she can guide him closer to God

Will it work out? Or will she end up brokenhearted? Will she finally learn to completely put her trust in God and leave everything in his hands, including her love life? Find out the answers to these questions, and more, in Lost Within.


When I went out with Julie, I wasn’t looking for him or any other man. As a matter of fact, I was beyond tired of dealing with the cheaters, liars, and broken promises. I was finally fine with being alone. But, there he was, and here we are, still together a year later. He entered into my life when I least expected it.

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T.S. Brumsey was born in Alexandria, Louisiana but was mostly raised in Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has been writing novels since age 15 and is the author of the young adult/new adult Capable fictional romance series. She has a Bachelor of Social Work from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC and a Master of Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has worked in the social work and mental health field for the last 15 years. She currently resides in Wiesbaden, Germany with her husband and stepdaughter.


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