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:
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)
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
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.
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Hi everyone!! I just wanted to share with you an event that I’m participating in, titled the Reader Love Tour! This is a great way to win books from your favorite authors, or to read books from authors that you have never heard from. Regardless, this is a pretty cool event that I’m happy to be a part of.
The tour starts now and ends on May 5th. To enter to win books from various authors, just click on the link below.
Do you love reading romance books featuring people of color?
Join us on the Reader Love Tour & Giveaway where it’s all about YOU.
Enter daily giveaways for African American, Interracial, and Multicultural Romance books by the participating authors on BlackLoveBooks.com and several prizes including a six month KU subscription (or $60 Amazon Gift Card).
Amarie Avant | Bella Fontaine | Chiquitad Dennie | Dana Pittman | Danyelle Scroggins | DeiIra Smith-Collard | G.L. Tomas | J. Nichole | J.L. Campbell | Ja’Nese Dixon | Janae Keyes | Kim Golden | ML Preston | Monica L. Smith | Rachelle Ayala | Savannah J. Frierson | Sheena Binkley | Suzette D. Harrison | Suzette Riddick | Taige Crenshaw | Tasha L. Harrison
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Nikiya Barnett aka Nikki, is still secretly suffering in silence concerning losing the love of her life, Raja Abrams. She desires total healing from God, but somehow seems to be stuck in her heart and mind. She alongside her two best friends who happens to be her coworkers, are trying to make Salon Select the new ‘it’ spot but this does not happen until they invite God in, by way of Sappora Ink.
Sappora Ink is the new blog talk show host with a show entitled, RFRT~Real Folks, Real Truths. Sister Ink is a straight to the point, raw, doctrinaire Christian girl trying to help her friends in this sinful world. She is changing the world one show at a time, and taking Shreveport by storm with the help of Nikiya Barnett, the owner of Salon Select, who has opened her salon as a hosting spot. Little does Nikki know, Sappora is closer to Raja than she thinks?
Raja is stuck in a world wind of adversity that he seems to have created for himself. Through R.A.B.~ Raja Abrams Broadcasting, he is trying to secretly make Nikki aware that their time together was not a waste, but will his method be the same method used to change his life forever?
Things happen when we choose to let God in. Whether we appreciate His ways or not, we must remember, His ways are not our ways. Will life change for the better for Nikiya and Raja, or is the plan that has been laid before them all a part of God’s plan?
Pastor/ Author Danyelle is the Senior Pastor of New Vessels Ministries North in Shreveport, Louisiana. She studied Theology at Louisiana Baptist University, has a Psychology Degree from the University of Phoenix, an Interdisciplinary Degree in Psychology /Biblical Studies from Liberty University, and is presently working on a Master’s in Religious Education from the Liberty University. Pastor Danyelle owns Divinely Sown Publishing LLC and is the author of both Christian fiction and non-fiction books. She is the wife of Pastor Reynard Scroggins Sr., the mother of three by birth and two additional by marriage.
Describe yourself in three words.
Humble, Kind, and Generous.
What is a typical day like for you?
I normally start my day off with prayer then it is off to work. I normally try to make sure my day is productive and that I am strategic about everything that I pushed my hands to do. After a full day of working, I come home and transition from Author/Pastor to Wife/Mother.
What do you want to do different in 2017 that you didn’t do in 2016?
This year I want to publish the first book from my children’s book series, The Gat Pack. Another thing that I am doing this year that I did not do last year is move strategically. I was so busy last year and when I looked back, my money, nor progress equaled my exhaustion.
What television show best describes your life and why?
There is really not a television show that describes my life but there are programs that describe my life on TBN. My life is filled with ministry and the assignments associated with being who I am.
What’s your favorite quote & why?
1 Corinthians 2:9 King James Version (KJV)
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” ~Paul
What character in your new book could you most relate to?
Nikiya is a lot like me because I experienced the same type of heartbreak with someone whom I just knew I would marry. Like her, I poured all of my energy into something greater and I expected God to move. I wanted to be sure that when God did move, I would know that it so I prayed for discernment.
Tell readers about your latest release.
Put It In Ink is about a young lady named Nikiya Barnett who thought she was going to be the wife of the love of her life, Raja Abrams. All of her dreams and visions shattered when she found Raja in a compromising position with the lady who is now his wife, Monica Abrams. Nikiya (Nikki) moves forward trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart by pouring all of her time and energy into building a chain of Salon Selects.
Raja, is trying to adapt to his new wife and his new life and soon to be status of a father. He finds that his happiness is compromised because his wife can not let his past with Nikiya go. In search of finding deeper meaning, he hires a talk show host for his blog talk radio station named Sappora Ink. Sis. Ink, not only changes Raja life, but she touches Nikiya, her co-workers, and her patrons.
What’s next for you?
I am getting ready to release a title featured in an anthology entitled Enduring Love this year, and I am also working on my first Christmas release. So, I guess you can say, “More writing, more preaching, and more living.”
What song would you use as the soundtrack of your life and why?
I would definitely use Way Maker by Sinach Joseph as the soundtrack of my life.
Sometimes I have to remind myself who HE truly is and that regardless to what it feels like, Jesus is a way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, and a light in the darkness.