Monday, February 20, 2017

Virtual Book Tour - The Million Dollar Destiny by RM Johnson


The Million Dollar Series - Volume 4

Not long ago, when Monica Kenny's husband realized his wife had gone through premature menopause and would never give him the children he so desperately wanted, he took a mistress, deceived and divorced her. Monica tried to move on, but was unable, feeling the fool for allowing herself to be so badly abused and mistreated by the man she loved. Unable to look herself in the mirror, Monica was determined to even the score. She needed to hurt Nate in a way in which he would never recover. She needed revenge! That would come in the form of stealing from him what he valued most in the world: his son, the boy Monica had recommended they adopt two years ago, in order to save their marriage. Her husband rejected the idea at the time, only to later adopt the infant after his divorce from Monica was finalized.

In order to succeed with her plan, Monica must convince a judge the child should be taken, and she will have to paint Nate as an adulterous, unfit parent who provides a hazardous living environment and abuses his child. That man is who Monica truly believes her husband to be, but it will be hard to prove, considering Nate has been acting the model father and has announced he's "changed his ways" and "become a better man".

Knowing her husband and the lies he tells, Monica enlists Nate's past mistresses-the only women she believes can help: Daphanie Coleman and Tori Thomas. Monica positions the women to seduce Nate into succumbing to his most primal urges. But when the psychopathic killer, Freddy Ford, a man who has shot both Monica and Nate in the past, and left them for dead, breaks out of a psychiatric institution seeking revenge, the task of rescuing the child Monica loves from the man she hates, becomes more complicated, increasingly impossible and even deadly.

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The Million Dollar Destiny Excerpt
 
Two months down...seventeen years and ten months to go, Daphanie thought, staring down at her infant child who had just woken, and was smiling, reaching a hand up to her.

"Hey sweetheart. Hey baby," Daphanie smiled at the boy. Ironically, his name was Nate.
"Why did you name him that?" Daphanie asked Trevor the first night she lived under his roof.
"Because if Nate Kenny hadn't alerted me to your lies, didn't convince you to sign your rights over to me, I wouldn't have my son. Our child would've been a bastard. I'm eternally grateful to that man."  

Daphanie picked up little Nat. It's what she'd been calling him, because hearing that man's name every time she spoke to her baby was just too painful. Daphanie pressed the baby to her breasts, took him over and sat down with him in the glider.

"Are you hungry, Nat?" Daphanie said, kissing the baby on the head. His last feeding was over four hours ago when she heard him screaming from her room. She climbed out of bed and took Nat down to feed him Similac in the middle of the kitchen, under a low burning overhead stove light. Trevor never fed their baby. It was implicitly stated early on as one of the conditions that allowed her to stay there: she would do all of the off-hour caring.

Now in the little boy's room, Daphanie bounced Nat in her arms, hoping to stop him from recognizing his hunger for she wanted just a little more time with him. The baby's face crumpled, his lips turned downward and he started a long whine, which she knew would turn into a full tantrum if he weren't fed.

"Shhh, shhh, shhh," Daphanie said, bouncing him faster. Nat needed food. But Daphanie didn't feel like feeding her baby food from a can again. It wasn't natural. What he needed, what she knew the baby wanted was what coursed through her mammary glands. She thought of this every time she stood under the hot spray of her shower, dreaming of what was forbidden, massaging her breasts till the milk leaked from her nipples onto the shower floor and washed wastefully down the drain.

Looking toward the door, Daphanie figured Trevor should've been all ready dressed and leaving for work. She knew if she weren't in his path to the front door, he would've never gone out of his way to say goodbye. Still squirming in her arms, Nat became more restless.

"Okay, baby. Shhh, shhh, shhh," Daphanie said, opening her robe, sliding down her gown strap to expose a heavy breast. She took it in her hand, massaged it gently, squeezing her nipple softly to coax a bead of milk from it. She brought Nat's face forward and immediately he began to suckle. It had been so long since she fed her child the way God intended. She felt him pulling the life sustaining fluid he needed from her. And finally, after doing all that mothers did: changing diapers, bathing the baby, rocking the baby to sleep, it was only now she truly felt like this child's mother.

She brought Nat closer, lay back her head, rocked slowly in the glider, and closed her eyes, trying to suppress the tears that she knew would come. The two months she had been there had been hard, but this made up for it, Daphanie thought. She started to drift off, telling herself if she could have this moment, once every now and again, she could deal with whatever punishment Trevor chose to deliver her.  Suddenly, Daphanie was startled by the opening of the bedroom door, and even more surprised when it wasn't the nanny that Trevor hired to care for Nat much of the time, but Trevor.

"What are you doing?" Shock painted his face. "I said, what the hell are you doing?" he said again, walking toward her, looking as though there was a need to rescue their son. 
"I'm feeding our baby." Daphanie pulled Nat closer to her breasts, cradling him tighter.
"I said you were never to do that. All the formula you need is-"
"I don't want to feed him anymore formula. He needs milk. My milk!"
"Give him to me." Trevor said, his hands outstretched.
"No!"
"Give me my fu**** son!" Trevor demanded.

Daphanie pushed back in the chair, covering Nat with her arms, but Trevor was on her, his hands wrapped around their tiny baby's body. And he was pulling him like the child was in a wrecked car about to explode: like Daphanie's arms were flames licking his son's skin. She had no choice but release him for fear Trevor would break Nat if they continued to struggle.

"Please!" Daphanie screamed, reaching so far out from the chair that she toppled over, spilling out of it, falling to her knees. She looked up to see Trevor staring down on her, resentment on his face, holding their child as far away as he could from her.
"I told you never to do that. My rules! You don't like them...leave!" He stormed out the room, Daphanie hearing her son scream down the hall as he was being carried off.

(Continued...) © 2016 All rights reserved.  Book excerpt reprinted by permission of the author, RM Johnson.  Do not reproduce, copy or use without the author's written permission. This excerpt is used for promotional purposes only.

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The Million Dollar Series - Volume 4

  
Conversation with RM Johnson 

RM Johnson is the award-winning, bestselling author of 23 books. He holds an MFA in creative writing. He is a professor of English and Creative Writing and lives in Atlanta, GA where he is at work on his next novel.

BPM: Could you tell us something about your most recent work?  Is this book available on Nook and Kindle?  My new novel: The Million Dollar Destiny is available on both Amazon.com and BN.com and through direct order from Createspace.com. The Million Dollar Destiny is the final installment in my bestselling, The Million Dollar series, which includes the novels: The Million Dollar Divorce, The Million Dollar Deception, and The Million Dollar Demise.

BPM: Give us some insight into your main characters or speakers. What makes each one so special? Nate Kenny is a millionaire and man who will go to any length, illegally, immorally or otherwise to get what he wants. In this installment, his newly remarried wife, Monica Kenny tries to turn the tables on Nate, attempts to plot and connive as he so brilliantly does, but finds, nearly at the loss of everything she loves, that she is not the master manipulator she thought she was.

BPM: What inspired you to sit down and actually start writing this book? Why now? The Million Dollar Destiny was a long time coming. Deceit and Devotion, which is a related book in the series, was released way back in 2011. I was looking forward to seeing what was going on with Nate and Monica Kenny, Lewis Waters, Tori Thomas and the rest of the Million Dollar characters. I also wanted to give my readers the satisfaction in knowing how their narratives end.

BPM: What did you enjoy most about writing this book? Wrapping it up, I believe. I started writing the first novel in this series in 2002 or 2003. I love these folks, and I've enjoyed seeing how they changed, matured and how life has affected them. I'm happy they are all going off to a better place.

BPM: Where do your book ideas come from? Are your books plot-driven or character-driven?  I write both styles of books: plot and character driven novels. My ideas come from everywhere. If the story is interesting to me, and I believe my readers will find it as enjoyable, I'll definitely write it!

BPM: Did you learn anything personal from writing your book? Writing the novel is always a learning opportunity for me. I've been doing this professionally for 19 years: this is my 23rd book. I learn more about myself, improve as a writer and novelist each time I go through the tortuous process of creating another work of fiction. If there is nothing else I learn during that process, I am reminded that writing is what I love.

BPM: What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them? My goal was to reintroduce my readers to friends they made in this series of books: to update them, to give them an opportunity to care for these people again, worry about them, and watch them grapple with issues that very well could cause them great pain and loss, then be allowed to see how the characters solve those problems or not and come out the other side.

BPM: What projects are you working on at the present? I actually have three projects I'm working on. Two are novels ideas, I'm very excited about, neither of which I can mention for top secret, special reasons. I say that jokingly. And the last, which I believe I'll start today, is a one-man stage performance based on my novel, My Wife's Baby.

How can readers discover more about you and your work?   Visit me at: https://facebook.com/RMNovels or follow me on Twitter at:

Monday, February 13, 2017

Putting Safety First When Joining an Online Dating Site by Vivienne Diane Neal


On-line dating is one of the most popular ways to meet someone for dating, love, romance or marriage. But sometimes using one's common sense is not that common when it comes to putting safety first.

Most dating sites post rules to protect its members; unfortunately, many people fail to read those terms before signing on as a member. If you join an online dating service, always exercise common sense. The rules for dating and meeting someone are there for a reason: to protect members from taking unnecessary risks, which can lead to heartbreak, fraud or physical harm.

Any company offering an online dating service in New York State must warn their members of the risks of meeting someone for the first time.

We have all heard of stories where a woman will meet a man on a dating site, jump head over heels for him, and invite him to her home, without ever doing a thorough background check on the individual. How often have we heard of a woman relocating to another state or country for love, only to discover that the man was married with children or worse, wanted by the FBI? Or a man who sends money to a love interest for a romantic meet-up, but the woman disappears with the money and is never heard from again.

If you do decide to use an online dating service, it is vital to read the service's guidelines and check your local, state and federal laws about online dating. This can be tricky, because if you live in one state, but the online dating company has its headquarters in another state or country, the laws may be different, and you may not have any recourse if something should go wrong. Most dating sites will deny any type of responsibilities or liabilities if you become the victim of a criminal act perpetrated by an individual you meet online.

Unfortunately, many dating sites do not do a background check on its members; that task will be solely on you. So, if you ever decide to join an online dating service, always exercise common sense by putting safety first before getting involved with anyone you meet on an online dating site.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Join Romance Reviews’ SIXTH ANNIVERSARY PARTY



It's around this time The Romance Reviews first opened its doors six years ago. It may be cliché to say this, but how time flies! They’ve got lots of new and exciting things planned this year, and the first is they’re now inviting you to join their 6TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY from March 1 to 31, 2017. 

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Monday, January 30, 2017

The Film - 90 Days


The film 90 DAYS has won its first Best Film festival award [Short] at the 2017 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival! The festival runs from Feb 16th - 26th and is happening downtown Los Angeles at LA Live! Exact screening time will be announced! Hopefully, you can attend! 

They will also make their Film Festival Premiere at the 25th Annual Pan African Film Festival on Sun Feb 12th at 1 p.m. There will be a powerful Q&A afterward and many of the cast will be in attendance. If you are in Los Angeles, they look forward to seeing you there. Other screening times at this festival are: Mon 2/13 at 9 p.m. and Sun 2/19 at 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.paff.org

If you can't make it to either one of those screenings, make sure to catch them at the 2017 Hollywood Black Film Festival! Screening times to be announced soon at http://www.hbff.org.

Don't worry East Coast! It looks like 90 DAYS will be screening in the New York City area in February as well. We will definitely keep you posted!

They are extremely excited to announce that they will be having a private screening on Feb 8th, as an official kickoff event to the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards!

The film 90 Days tells the story of Jessica & Taylor, a fantastic couple who have fallen in love. After ninety days of dating, Jessica and Taylor are forced to confront the realities around living and loving with HIV after one of them reveals he/she is HIV positive.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Deep Desires Press is Calling for Submissions


Deep Desires Press is a new publisher of erotica and high-heat-level erotic romance. They focus on quality rather than quantity and would much rather have a handful of top-notch stories than a full catalogue of mediocre books. Their main goal is to excite the reader, to take their imagination into the most erotic of scenarios. Authors will earn 50% royalties (after the vendor takes its cut) and will receive full editing, cover art, and marketing support from Deep Desires Press. Submissions are expected to be well-written, well-edited, and reasonably error-free.

They are seeking all genres and subgenres of erotica and erotic romance. This includes contemporary, paranormal, LGBTQ+, BDSM, historical, sci-fi, fantasy, etc., stories featuring any pairing РMF, MM, FF, group/m̩nage/multiple partners, and are inclusive of trans*-identified characters.

While they are open to any and all submissions that meet the criteria of this Call for Submissions, they are particularly keen on submissions that reflect real life, including, but not limited to, multi-racial casts of characters, accurate depictions of LGBTQ+ relationships and sex, and settings outside of Canada and the USA.

They will not accept submissions containing underage characters in sexual situations, bestiality, necrophilia, yellow play, brown play, incest, pseudo-incest, non-con, dub-con, or rel-con.

Authors are expected to have at least two mediums for self-promotion, such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, newsletter, Pinterest, blog, website, Google+, etc. When submitting, please include relevant links in your query letter. In the case of a newsletter, please include the current number of subscribers.

When it comes to Rights, Deep Desires Press will seek ebook, print, and audio rights from the author. However, at present, they are expecting to publish in ebook format only. Contracts are for three years from publication, renewed on an annual basis thereafter.

They are primarily looking for new works only. However, if your work has been previously published and you currently hold full rights, they will consider these works on a case-by-case basis.


For more information and submission details on Deep Desires Press, please visit their Website.

Monday, January 16, 2017

A United Kingdom Official Trailer 1 (2016) - David Oyelowo Movie

Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a White woman from London in the late 1940s.


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Monday, January 09, 2017

Five Hot Gifts to Give on Saint Valentine's Day

Haven’t decided what gift to buy for the love of your life? Well, wonder no more. Following are some great gift ideas to give on St. Valentine’s Day.


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Monday, December 26, 2016

Creative Genius Films Proudly Presents The Official Movie Trailer for "RETURNED."

Published on Jan 13, 2016

Blue Kimble and Diane Kirby star in "RETURNED", an original science fiction action thriller from Director Lamont Gant. 

Story by Lamont Gant, Marlon McCaulsky and V. Marie

Produced by Lamont Gant

Benjamin Lathan (Kimble) is a young man losing his battle with cancer. When he boards a plane to 
New York for additional chemotherapy his flight disappears. 12 years later he wakes up in a hospital with no memory of what happened to him or where he's been. 

With the help of a mysterious beauty, Anissa Rogers (Kirby), Ben finds himself on an unlikely journey to discover that the answers he's looking for may lie beyond this world.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

One World Singles Blog is One of The Winners of The 2017 Black Pearls Literary Excellence Awards


What a way to end the year, which went by too fast. Where does the time go? We are happy to end this year on a wonderful note, being one of the winners of The 2017 Black Pearls Literary Excellence Awards.

Many thanks go to the following people who made it possible for this Blog to win such an honor and making it a success in 2016:

Ms. Ella D. Curry, founder, and CEO of Black Pearls Magazine, for sponsoring this contest and for supporting and featuring unknown and distinguished writers, authors, bloggers and entrepreneurs to the world. Congratulations to all of the other 49 winners. 


1.     Mattie Raby Cousins, Beauty Shop Book Club
2.     Angela Hunt, Chocolate Beauties Bookclub
3.     Aprille Franks-Hunt, Coach, Speak & Serve Lounge
4.     Blessings, Business, Collaborations Facebook Community
5.     Bobbi Ramey, Sistah Minds In Motion Book Club (SMM)
6.     BookTini Book Club, All Chapters
7.     Chandra Sparks Splond, Magic City Momma Blog
8.     Classandra Green, Mocha Girls Read, Illinois
9.     Debra Mitchell, Black Women with Opinions and Attitudes
10.   Debra Owsley, Simply Said Reading Accessories
11.   Dee Fogarty, Founder of I Love Books and I Cannot Lie
12.   Destined Readers Book Club, Georgia
13.   Diane Rembert, Diamond's Literary World
14.   DivaLit Book Club, Atlanta, Georgia
15.   Divas Leaving No Pages Unturned Book Club
16.   Divas Read Retreat - DRR
17.   Don't Read Me, Read A Book - DRMRAB All Chapters
18.   EyeCU Reading & Social Network of Detroit
19.   Glory Edim, Well-Read Black Girl Community
20.   Glory Girl's Book Club, Baltimore, MD
21.   Karen Michele Bowman, S.O.U.L Book Club, NC
22.   Karyn Smith-Davis, Girl Fridayz Book Club
23.   Kesha Redmon, Sankofa Literary Society
24.   Keys & No Lock Facebook Book Club
25.   Kiera J. Northington, Sankofa Literary Society
26.   Kim Knight, Between The Lines Bookstore
27.   Kisha Green, Literary Jewel Blog
28.   La Detra White, Founder at Noble Insight, Inc.
29.   Lanika Griffin-Craig, Noble Mindz Book Club, Georgia
30.   Letrise Carter, Sistah's Place Blog
31.   Lisa Borders Muhammad, Diva's Literary World
32.   Lutisha Bass, Books and Booze Book Club
33.   Michelle Chavis, Victorious Ladies Reading Book Club
34.   Monika Scales-Mitchell, 556 Book Chicks
35.   Orsayor L. Simmons, Founder Book Referees
36.   Priscilla C. Johnson, Cilla Maniacs
37.   R.A.R.E. (Reading And Rapping Experience) Book Club
38.   Read Reading Between Wine, South Carolina
39.   Renee Spivey, All the Buzz Reviews
40.   Robilyn Heath, A Distinctive Touch Concierge, MD
41.   S.T.A.R.S - Sophisticated, Talented, Ambitious, Reading Sistas
42.   Sharon Blount, BRAB Reading Warriors Retreat
43.   Stacy Johnson-Leonard, Community Leader
44.   Tamela Todd, Brown Girls Read
45.   Tamika Sims, Self-Assured Woman Movement
46.   Tanishia Pearson-Jones, Characters Book Club
47.   Tiffany Tyler, Reading in Black & White Blog
48.   U.S. G.I.R.L.S. Reading Group, Florida
49.   Wanda Fields, Real Divas Read and More

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Special thanks to those who submitted our Blog for the nomination, and many, many thanks to the people who voted for us.  For additional information on Black Pearls Magazine, and the many services offered, please go to http://www.edc-creations.com/publicity.htm

And most of all, we want to thank all of the writers who contributed some of the most outstanding and informative articles, the authors who selected our Blog to highlight their Virtual Book Tours, to authors and filmmakers who allowed us to share their books and movie trailers, to our visitors from around the world, and to those who leave comments that enable us to put out a top-quality Blog.

We realize there are a wide variety of festivals and holidays celebrated around the world during this time. Whichever holiday you are celebrating, let it be safe, healthy, joyous, and prosperous.



As always, the staff is taking a well-deserved vacation and will return on January 9, 2017.

One World Singles Blog Team