Monday, May 18, 2015

Something to Say About Being with a Man Who Does Not Value You by Vivienne Diane Neal

There’s a saying, “When a man shows you who he really is, believe him.” This reminds me of a court case I recently saw on TV. The woman was engaged to her significant other, and they had been together for nine years, but he made it very clear that being faithful to her was not in the cards, even though he professed his love for her, and she in turn loved him.

For one reason or another, many women get involved and become engaged to men knowing what their true intentions are: making every woman happy and one woman miserable, and that discontented woman will end up being you. For some men, being faithful to one woman is not one of their strong suits, but women will still marry them because they love these guys, unconditionally, and don’t want to end up being alone.

But in reality, you are alone. To think that being engaged to a man and loving him while he is attempting to bed every women on earth, says he will never respect you, because in his mind, you are nothing more than a vessel for him to use at will. And as long you continue to remain with this man, you are allowing him to disrespect you and put your health at risk. And don’t think for one second that after the marriage he will change. This is not likely to happen unless there is some divine intervention.

Loving yourself plays a great role when it comes to loving someone else. If you have a low-opinion of yourself, you will most likely attract a man who does not value himself. So, it stands to reason, if he does not revere himself, he will never show admiration for you or any of the women he meets throughout his life.

This does not mean that you will feel good about yourself every single day. Heck, there are days when most of us don’t like ourselves. But this does not mean that you should allow someone else to come into your life and disregard your feelings on a daily basis. Remember, you can do well all by yourself. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Taken by a Trillionaire Blitz

Taken By a Trillionaire

by Melody Anne, Ruth Cardello and J.S. Scott
Genre: Billionaire Romance

For a chance to win an e-copy of Home to Me from Ruth Cardello, share this blog post and comment where you shared it! Make sure you leave your email!

One wild journey written by three New York Times Bestselling authors. Meet the next level of alpha hero.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Coffee Time Romance is Seeking Open Submission Calls


Short stories that are between 15k-40k words. Novels that are between 50k-100k words.

They will give priority to stories of the following romantic fiction or erotica genres:

Urban Fantasy
Contemporary, especially stories with a modern, strong lead female character
For Men

Coffee Time Romance defines romance as: love stories with strong writing, developed characters, and a solid plot. Stories should have happy endings and should depict love scenes in detail and erotica as: arousing stories with explicit sex scenes; generally happy stories, though not necessary to have a neat and tidy happy ending. Click here to learn More

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Important Announcement Regarding One World Singles Dating Site

The company, which hosted our dating site, abruptly, closed its site without notifying us.

We discovered there was a problem when trying to log on to the site. At first, the site indicated that is was down for maintenance, but when we tried a couple of days later, the site was still not up.

On May 7, 2015 we sent an email inquiring about this and the email came back as undeliverable.

Fortunately, we found another dating platform for our dating site, which offers more benefits such as traditional, niche and international networks with members from around the world.

Our address is the same: and our number one priority is to continue to bring you a great experience whether your wishes are to meet someone for dating, romance, networking, activities or marriage.

Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences that have resulted from this unfortunate situation.

The site should be up in 24-48 hours.

One Word Singles Staff

Monday, May 04, 2015

Steps to Take When Your Single Adult Child Moves Back Home

Today’s economic environment has made some singles questioning whether they can continue to live on their own. With mounting credit card debt, swelling student loans, soaring rental fees, and the prospects of not finding a decent paying job, many singles are opting to move back home with their parents or move in with other family members. In many cases, three generations may be living in the same household.

You are a parent who has finally gotten over the empty nest syndrome and is accustomed to your way of living. All of a sudden, your son or daughter wants to move back home because of financial difficulties. If you agree to have your adult child move in with you, it is extremely important to establish some non-negotiable ground rules.

If it means drawing up a written contract and having the individual sign that document, then do it. In the end, this will save you a lot of heartaches and misunderstandings. Remember this is your home, and you have every right to establish rules as to how an individual should respect you and your home. If they cannot abide by those policies, then they can find somewhere else to live.

Unless you have made long-range plans with your son or daughter, make it clear that the person is a guest in your home, and that his or her stay is short-term. Give him or her a specific date when they will have to leave. If you want them to pay rent, or room and board, but their funds will not allow it, have the person contribute in other ways.

He or she can do their own laundry, prepare the meals, or do the housework. If the person has their own bedroom, then that individual should keep his or her room neat and clean and make up their own bed, and not you, the owner of the premises. If a person has certain home improvement skills, he or she can apply those tasks to help perk up your home.

If you do not allow smoking or drinking in your home, enforce those policies. If partying on the weekends, engaging in recreational drugs, inviting strangers for an overnight stay or coming in all hours of the night are unacceptable, say so.

If you do not allow dogs or cats in your home, do not assume the person will not have other species from the animal kingdom as pets.  You may end up with a bird, lizard or hamster occupying your space.

Be consistent in the management of your home. If a person breaks any of the rules you have set forth, there should be no second chances. This may sound harsh, but remember, this is your home; you pay the mortgage or the primary rent; so, enforce those principles. If a person has a problem following the guidelines you set forth, then it is time for him or her to find some place else to live. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Virtual Book Tour - INHUMAN INTEREST by Eric Turowski

Eric will award one randomly drawn commenter a signed copy of the book, plus a $25 Amazon gift card (US/Canada only) and a second randomly drawn commenter a signed copy of the book (US/Canada only).

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INHUMAN INTEREST - Story by Tess Cooper

Thirteen words in a want-ad turn Tess Cooper’s world upside down after she signs on as a paranormal research assistant to the mysterious Davin Egypt. He reveals a world of grave robbing, clockworks artifacts in blue amber, antique revolvers that fire strange ammo, and powerful forces beyond human comprehension.

As ancient occult energies threaten to destroy her city, Tess must use her journalistic instincts to stay one step ahead of the public works director, Drew Dawson, whose agenda seems bent on destruction rather than maintenance. And possibly murder, but will anyone believe her?

Yeah, right. When garbage trucks fly.

If Tess teams up with the hunky police lieutenant, Kirk Gunther, and the pale, oddball Mr. Egypt, they might be able to save the city in time. That is, if Egypt even wants to. And if Tess overcomes her phobias long enough to do battle in Granddad’s 1983 Subaru Brat.

Things are about to get icky.

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I watched Angie wobble away and marched myself toward the stonewalling the cops would give me when I felt the soles of my flats slide. Pinwheeling arms didn’t help me get my footing, and with a tiny cry, I went down.

And down, and down, and down.

Snow slid up my shirt, up my pants, and something less cold but more wet. I thrashed around, succeeding only in getting more snow inside my clothes. Not falling, but sinking. I sank into a deep hole. And then I realized it wasn’t a hole but a grave.

Angie came rushing back, as much as she could rush on her stumpy, little legs. “Tess, what the hell happened? I heard you screaming and—oh, my God.”

I expected her to kneel down and help me out of the loose soil and slush, but instead, she whipped out her camera. The little motor whined as she took about six hundred shots. “I think I got the image for my Christmas cards this year.”

“Ange, help me out of here!” I pushed against the soil with one foot, and felt it sink deeper. I tried with the other one. Then I plunged in up to my neck. My arms found no grip, either. It was like quicksand, even though quicksand doesn’t really exist. I knew that. Worse, a horrible, horrible smell drifted up from below. Decomp, rot, death.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Eric Turowski, Author
Newspaper founder, bookstore owner, artist, musician, and man-about-town, Eric Turowski writes lots of mixed-genre books when he’s not too busy playing laser tag with Tiger the Cat and his fiancée Mimi deep in the Central Valley of California.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Introducing...READING ALLEY

Imagine having a community of reviewers all writing and posting reviews of your latest book or having increased exposure for your books.

If this is something you’d be interested in, The Romance Reviews (TRR) is inviting you to join Reading Alley.

Reading Alley is a standalone independent site that is an affiliate of TRR. While TRR’s focus is on romance with books being reviewed by a small group of reviewers, Reading Alley encompasses books from multiple genres of the fiction and non-fiction variety that can be requested for review by a broader group of reviewers.

Unmatched convenience: reviewers at your fingertips!

Reading Alley gives you instant access to a community of reviewers from a single site. These reviewers bring with them a wide social reach, as many are operating successful blogs, or are affiliated with review sites or online bookstores or sites such as Amazon and GoodReads.

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Reading Alley provides a repository of reviews that can be referenced by people looking for reviews and recommendations on your books. They will also offer exciting events and promotions to further increase awareness of your books.

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Reading Alley is currently on soft launch. In line with this, they have a special soft launch promotion catered specifically to authors and publishers. For a limited time period, you can start a session to have your books reviewed and enjoy all the features above at a low introductory price of $25 per book!

They will have more exciting offers and activities, so join now! It's free to sign up for an account! Check out Reading Alley now!

Monday, April 13, 2015

When a First Date is Just a Date and Nothing More by Vivienne Diane Neal

Many times, women talk about the men they keep meeting on various online dating sites. When these men take them out to dinner on the first date and foot the bill, they automatically assume that the women owe them a booty call. Most women cannot understand why they keep attracting these frame of mind men. And this is where examining the men’s personal profiles is extremely important.

When a man is just seeking a sexual encounter, a friend with benefits or just a one night stand, somewhere in his personal profile, he will let it be known. But if you are not interested in a sexual relationship early on, then you have to be forthright and let the man know what you will or will not do on a first date.

Now when you decide to compose an online profile, there are several key words which you can use as a guide to help you weed out those just looking-for-sex individuals. Mention what type of relationship you are interested in, and be honest. If you are seeking a friendship, a long or short-term relationship, a marriage-minded person, a life-time partner, or an activity partner without the sex, then say so. Whether you're advertising on the World Wide Web or in a printed publication, you want to make a first-rate impression and catch the attention of the kind of person you are interested in attracting, or the one who will ascribe to the same attributes and interests that you are seeking. Some of these words can include: give, describe, mention, highlight, inform, and be and when. Of course, you may come up with other terms to help create an appealing summary of yourself, a summary that won’t say, “I am only interested in sexual relationship.”

Finding the right person on online dating sites can be daunting but using common sense when searching through profiles and reading between the lines will save you a lot of disappointments on that first date. Of course, you can always go Dutch treat. This way there will be no misunderstandings or soaring expectations from the man’s end.

Monday, April 06, 2015

PUSH Entertainment Presents "Just Like Yo' Daddy"


Location: Friendship-West Baptist Church 2020 W. Wheatland Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75232



Zeke and Teresa - a married couple with issues. Zeke never met his father, so he has no intentions of ever being one. Teresa's biological clock is ticking so loudly that it drowns out all good sense. Out of desperation, Teresa commits an unthinkable betrayal that threatens to destroy their happy home.


Recording Artists Terry "COMMON FOLK" Williams and Dana Hemphill star in the new stage play Just Like Yo’ Daddy as Zeke and Teresa - a married couple with issues. Zeke never met his father, so he has no intentions on ever being one. Teresa’s biological clock is ticking so loudly that it drowns out all good sense. Out of desperation, Teresa commits an unthinkable betrayal that threatens to destroy their happy home.

Lakeicha Thomas plays Arshanay, Zeke’s sister who doesn’t care about a man’s love, only the size of his wallet. Will Devon (BET’s Let’s Stay Together star Christian Keyes) make her reconsider her relationship rules? At the center of the turmoil is the family’s matriarch, needy Mama Annie (Myrtle Andrews). Also featuring Ray Lavender from Donald Trump's The Ultimate Merger, Gospel Comedienne Mrs. Cotton White, Christian Hip Hop Artist Norris J, Contessah Irene, Cory Espie, Raison Thompson, Santosha Faulkner, and Tasha Harden.

Executive Produced by Aaron Hall, Written by Essence Bestselling Author Tiffany L. Warren and Directed by Snoop Robinson, Just Like Yo' Daddy will have you rolling in the aisles.

PUSH Entertainment Website

Monday, March 30, 2015

Authors Don’t Miss These Goodies

Coffee Time Romance has Something New and Fun for Authors Starting in April!

On Saturdays, Coffee Time Romance will be hosting 2-3 authors per day on their Facebook fan page. You provide the information; they will do all of the work!

This is fun way to get your book and author news out to readers.

Stop by to set up your date here!

Open Promo Dates for April!

Authors, do you have a new African American romance you would like to promote? If so, Coffee Time Romance's New Release Day might be for you. Saturday, April 11, they are hosting these new releases on their blog. For more information contact Bonnie

Author Excerpt Day
- April 20th

Coffee Time Romance is dedicating the 20th of every month to author excerpts. Whether a new release, an upcoming release, or an oldie but goodie, this is an opportunity to excite your fans. The rules are easy. Excerpt Day is for published works only. This is not a day for contests. Each author is limited to one excerpt. You can include a blurb, bio, and cover, but the entire post can be no more than 750 words. If you're already registered with the CTR blog, you're good to go. If not, drop Bonnie a line and she'll get you going. Happy Excerpt Day!

Author Spotlight - April 30th
Authors, do you have a love story about first love? This month's Author Spotlight at Coffee Time Romance is all about first love. If you have a new or backlist book you would like to put before their readers, contact Bonnie to participate. The event takes place on the Coffee Time Romance blog.