Monday, February 08, 2016

Meet Precious LaTonia Williams, Founder of Curvy Girlz Lingerie, LLC


About Curvy Girlz Lingerie, LLC

Curvy Girlz Lingerie is the premiere lingerie destination for curvy women.  Based in Brooklyn, New York, the company was started when Precious L. Williams, Esq. was unable to find beautiful, stylish, and fashion forward lingerie for her curvy, size 28 figure.
She knew that she was not alone in her quest.  Polling her curvy friends, Precious was shocked to see that the lingerie choices for women her size were often black, beige and white.  What’s a BIG Girl in the City supposed to do?
Changing the game, Precious wanted to celebrate her fellow full figured divas and plus size fashionistas.  Her lingerie comes in a variety of colors, textures, styles and patterns.
If you are looking for lingerie that’s red-hot, stylish and fresh, check out www.curvygirlzlingerie.com.  They are having a Valentine's Day Sale:  15% off with coupon code:  VD2016
Curvy Girlz Lingerie also hosts a number of house parties throughout the Tri-State area and has Stylists located throughout the country.
Curvy Girlz Lingerie, LLC is the ultimate shopping experience for curvy women.






About Precious L. Williams, Esq.

Precious L. Williams, Esq. 
         Precious L. Williams, Esq. is a 37 year-old, full figured diva on a mission:  to celebrate the beauty of curvy women in all that she does. 
As an African American woman who was a size 28, Precious was not often able to find beautiful, stylish, fashion forward lingerie in her size.  So she decided to start Curvy Girlz Lingerie, a dynamic brand that caters to her fellow full figured divas and plus size fashionistas.  Her goal is to be the premier lingerie destination for curvy women.
Precious L. Williams, Esq., is also a successful New York based attorney, teacher, mentor and motivational speaker.   She is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College and Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
A gifted orator, Precious has been a keynote speaker at a number of fundraisers and corporate training events.  Additionally, she has won several business pitch competitions in New York City including the Harlem Business Alliance’s 3rd Annual Business Plan competition, the 1st Annual Perfect Pitch contest, and the Workshop in Business Opportunities Executive Summary and Elevator Pitch Competition.
On May 16, 2013, Precious also became the 2013 Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Champion in Columbus, Ohio.
To learn more, check out www.curvygirlzlingerie.com.

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Monday, February 01, 2016

Virtual Book Tour: Unmasking Secrets to Unstoppable Relationships by Lorie Ann Davis, MA, CRS


Relationships are something we are all a part of. They bring us comfort, happiness, and unity. We are part of work relationships, friendships, families, and, of course, romantic love relationships. Every relationship takes time and effort. They require give and take to keep them strong. Sometimes we are able to maintain a connection with others for years, and sometimes people move in and out of our lives rather quickly. And—let’s face it—sometimes our relationships can cause us grief, stress, or frustration. So why do we work so hard to make someone else happy? Why do we endure the stress and compromise? Simply put, we long to feel connected to another human being. Those connections, though sometimes difficult, can ultimately affect how we feel about our work, our lives, and ourselves in general. We want to feel needed, loved, and cared for. As well, we long to provide that for someone else, which is why we seek intimate relationships. Creating and maintaining an intimate relationship can be one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives, but just like every other relationship, it requires effort and sometimes guidance.



When it comes to our intimate relationships, we all want a relationship that others notice and envy, a relationship that stands the test of time, one that is unstoppable. You know—that couple that seems to be so close, in love, and happy. You have no doubt that they are completely in love and committed to one another! We can all have that kind of relationship, but it doesn’t just happen; it takes work, commitment, and know-how.
Bringing two people together from varying backgrounds with different personalities to form a family can bring its own set of challenges. No one teaches us how to have a relationship that is strong and healthy or how to have a relationship full of love and passion. Some are blessed with positive role models such as parents or family members that have strong foundations full of respect and love. This can offer insight into what they may want in future relationships. Others aren’t as fortunate and may be exposed to unhealthy, unhappy relationships that ultimately end. Those people may think that a healthy, lasting relationship is impossible and that marriage is not supposed to last. They may believe that they cannot maintain that level of happiness over time with one partner, a mindset that is simply not true.
The ultimate goal of any intimate relationship is to get to a point where there is balance between friendship and passion, what I call the unstoppable stage. I believe that most people are satisfied with a good relationship because they do not believe anything more is possible. They really feel that they have it all and do not know any better, or they do not believe that anything more is a realistic expectation.
Sadly, those people enter a stale stage in their relationships. They may be communicating well and managing conflicts, but they are missing the passion that they desire. Or perhaps the intimacy is there, but they are not communicating effectively, and conflicts are creating a wedge. Or perhaps they feel stuck in their relationships, feeling like there is no hope. They may feel like their partners will never change, so there is nothing they can do.
One person can shift the relationship, and it can be either partner. You have the power to change your relationship for the better. This book will show you how. That said, I’ve written this book primarily for women who want to proactively enhance their relationships, with or without the buy-in of their partners. Ladies, I encourage you to share this book with your partners. Men reading this book can find value in it as well through gaining a better understanding of themselves and what is important to them. They will learn valuable information about how women think and what they want from men, as well as tools to better communicate with you.
This book will unmask secrets and provide you with tools that you can use immediately to start out on the right path or to find your way back to the place where it all started. I talk throughout the book about the characteristics of men and women. I am speaking in general terms that apply to most men and women. I do realize that not everyone fits into the mold. Some men and women may be atypical. If you find this true about your situation, that is okay. Relationships work just as well if the roles are reversed in some areas, as long as both partners are in agreement. You can still use the information in this book to create an unstoppable relationship. Yours just might look a little different on the outside. The underlying principles of the book will still apply to you.
You will learn how to communicate effectively with your partner and why the way men and women think can be crucial to how you relate to one another day-to-day and in the bedroom! You will learn how to break the cycle of waiting for your partner to make changes in order for your relationship to improve. YOU have the power to change your relationship. Relationships can be complicated, but yours doesn’t have to be. With just a few secrets, you can create a relationship you deserve, the one you have always dreamed of but weren’t sure was possible, one that is unstoppable!
The first step is to learn to become the best partner you can be. This will take work on your part. You will have to examine your thoughts, beliefs, and actions. Which ones are not moving you forward on your path to the relationship you desire? This takes intention and soul searching. You will become not only the best partner you can be but also a happier person in the process. By becoming the best partner you can be, you will bring out the best in you and your partner.
Does this sound like the kind of relationship you would like to have? My hope is that by now you are interested enough and willing to consider that this is a possibility, even for you. I promise you that it is attainable, and this information will help you create the relationship you have always desired but were not sure was possible. This book is the combination of years of research, hours spent working with clients as a counselor for over twenty-eight years, and my own personal life journey.


About the Author

Lori Ann Davis, MA, CRS
Lori is a Certified Relationship Specialist – Speaker- Author- Radio Host
Lori has a unique and passionate approach to love and relationships and believes that everyone deserves and can have the relationship of their dreams. Her mission is to provide you with the skills you need to have the unstoppable relationship you deserve.
She has over 28 years’ experience empowering individuals and couples to live richer, happier lives. She has an in-person private practice in Charlotte, NC and also provides relationship coaching by phone to people throughout the United States. Her practice spans the spectrum from dating and singles to working through divorce to renewing long-term marriages.
In addition to workshops, classes, couples’ retreats and a local singles group, Lori’s has a talk radio show called “Real Talk with Lori Davis” on Ivyberadio.
She is the author of Unmasking Secrets to Unstoppable Relationships: How to Find, Keep and Renew Love and Passion in Your Life.
Born and raised in New Orleans, she has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of West Florida in Pensacola. For more than 20 years, she was a mental health counselor practicing individual, marriage and family therapy in Florida.
Now living in Charlotte, Lori is the mother of three daughters and is proud to home school her two youngest.
Information about all of Lori’s coaching services, other products, blogs, radio show and events can be found at www.lorianndavis.com.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

When Searching For That Special Someone, You Can Produce a Simple Video with Music by Vivienne Diane Neal

When it comes to meeting someone for romance, dating, marriage or friendship, a simple video clip with soft music is one way to advertise your personal details. You can hire a videographer to put together a nice clip, but it will probably cost you an arm and a leg. If you have disposal income, than go for it. However, if you are on a limited or fixed income, you may want to create your own video or have a college student majoring in film to make your video, as a class project, to fulfill his or her credits. There are many movie-making software on the market, from simple to elaborate, and your computer probably has a couple of movie making programs, namely Windows Movie Maker or Muvee Auto Producer. Both of these programs are easy to use, and you can always upgrade for more features, styles and special effects.

If you decide to produce your own personal video, make it simple. Give a brief introduction about yourself, which you think may be of interest to the viewer, such as your age, occupation, education and income level, special interests or hobbies, physical attributes or other characteristics and contact information. You want to piqué the audiences’ interest in you and not overshadow your video with long-winded talk. When putting together your video, a 30 to 60 second promo should be adequate.

Adding music to your personal clip is a big plus. However, be careful. Just because the music is in the public domain, or is free music, does not mean you have the right to use that song in your video. Purchase royalty free music to be on the safe side.

With royalty free music, you pay a one-time fee for a particular melody. You pay no extra fees. You have permission to use that music on any of your commercial motion picture productions, broadcast, cable and satellite, TV and radio commercials, trailers, and promotional DVDs. As a rule, you will have a lifetime right to use that composition. Of course, there may be other conditions for using that royalty-free tune. Some online sites may offer music for personal or commercial use. Before buying any music, read the license agreement.

Royalty-free music albums or compact discs are usually more expensive than single tracks, but single tracks can also be pricey. An alternative may be royalty-free loops, which are usually the least expensive. A music loop is a sample of streaming music. Loopsound Royalty Free Music Library offers a wide choice of music loops that will fit into any budget. Royalty Free Music offers a broad variety of music tracks, and loops, and BBM Royalty Free Music has music tracks, sound effects and flash loops.

When searching for royalty-free music, it is very important to comparison shop. The prices for these royalty-free melodies can vary from $9.95 to $99.00.  Of course, most royalty-free sites offer subscriptions that will give you access to thousands of music tracks and sound effects. Prices can start at $299.95.

Many royalty-free sites offer free music for personal, educational and non-profit undertakings. To take advantage of these services, you will have to complete and send an application form to download their free music, sound or special effects.

Once you have produced your personal video, you can upload your clip to the many video streaming and social network sites such as YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Meet Opal Carew, Author of My Best Friend's Stepfather


My Best Friend's Stepfahter
by Opal Carew
Genre: Step romance, erotic romance
My Best Friend's Stepfather was originally published as a three-part novel (November 2015) and is now available for the first time with all three parts bundled together (in both print and digital).



She’s always craved his touch…even though it’s forbidden.
When Ash is assigned her first feature as a reporter, it should have been simple: interview a real life Dominant for an article about BDSM. But her subject is none other than Darien Gallagher, her best friend’s stepfather…and it’ll be an interview she never forgets.
What started for Dare as a lesson in sensual domination suddenly has become so much more. He can't deny the spark between them, even though he knows she’s completely off limits. With every seductive word, every lesson, Dare tests Ash's resolve and pushes her boundaries. But at the same time, her boss Adam has her craving things she shouldn’t.
While Ash finds herself dreaming of both men, a dark secret threatens to destroy everything. But how can she hold onto a relationship that isn’t even real?



Hi. I'm Opal Carew, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. I write erotic romance for St. Martin's Press and Samhain Publishing, and I self-publish stories. I also write romance as Amber Carew.

So why do I like writing erotic romance? I like being able to push beyond traditional boundaries. I like dealing with a female character who is growing and evolving - questioning her sexual boundaries and pushing past them. My stories usually include menage a trois. It is great fun to write a heroine choosing between two equally appealing heroes... or more.

These aren't women who just jump into bed with anyone. They find themselves in an unusual situation - something exciting and erotic - but a situation where they have to push themselves beyond their comfort level. As a result, they grow as a person. So often fear holds us back - of what others will think of us, of what we will think about ourselves - and we don't follow our hearts. These women push past that fear.

Author Media Links:
http://www.OpalCarew.com

Monday, January 11, 2016

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Monday, January 04, 2016

She Wants to Relocate for Love?


Welcome to 2016, Leap Year, where the woman proposes to the man, traditionally on February 29. So, we thought you might enjoy helping these women who are seeking love, romance or a lifetime partner by providing them with some common sense guidance. We know that love at first sight has always been a ‘catchphrase’ that people use when cupid captures their heart. Sometimes it works, but at times those touchy feely moments fade as fast as a sun shower.

Recently, I was watching a talk show that has a segment where selected audience members can ask questions about love, romance, relationships, and dating. A 24 year old woman, with no children, asked the host should she move to a foreign country with a man she has only known for one month stressing that she was madly in love with him and the feeling was mutual. He is 14 years her senior, has 5 children, and one grandchild.

The host answered “No,” and my answer was the same, but then I decided to put forth this same question on a couple of the social networks, and some of the answers got me thinking: how many women have found themselves in this situation, decided to take that leap of faith and move halfway across the world with a man whom they have known for only a split-second and did it end happily ever after or did it end on a sour note?

 

Comments have been edited or modified for clarity.

Sure, if the country is found acceptable and safe. If the relationship fails, the woman can always return to her residential home/country. I think she should take the risk. Hey, you never know; this move may be a godsend. Go for It. Enjoy! Des

But what if the guy is violent, forces her to stay in his country, and the country is not
women friendly. KF

It all depends on which country the guy lives in, and if he’s employed, or better yet, does he have his own business? This will tell you a lot about him. MM

Sure, why not. You only live once. And love and adventure are always a great life changer. But just make sure you get to know this guy quite well; run some background check on him and for sure meet with him online such as on Skype. VB

Yes, I am with you on this. MM

My advice would be for her to sit down and weigh the pros and cons of this hasty decision. And think about why she feels the need to do this without even knowing this man..... What's the rush? Is he rushing her? And if she does decide to go, DO NOT GIVE THIS MAN HER PASSPORT!! Register at the US Embassy. Provide them with family/close to kin information. She's 24 years old. At the end of the day, she can do what she wants. However, as a friend or loved one watching this, I would be very worried and would do anything in my power to stop this from happening. MC


I did. I moved from Canada to the US for my (now) husband. But get to know him first and visit several times first. We talked online for 6 years before finally meeting in person and then another 3 years long distance relationship. It's hard, but it can work. Good luck to you. JT

Don’t do it. KH

Without over analyzing it, go for a holiday. MM
 
What advice would you give? Please submit your answers in the comment box.


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Monday, December 28, 2015

You Can Never Buy a Man’s Love by Vivienne Diane Neal

Women who have invested so much money into a relationship sometimes turn a blind eye when a man is no longer interested in pursuing that bond. This is not to say that women are the only ones who suffer from this syndrome. Men also have a tendency to want to continue a relationship that has seen its days. But we are talking mainly about some women since they seem to want to hold on to a relationship that is no longer working.

A woman should never support a man financially who refuses to bring something to the table or add something of value to her life, just for the sake of saying, “I have a man in my life.”  If you choose to buy a man’s affection when there is no reciprocation on his end, then the union is doom to fail.

Take the following scenario: A woman has just met a man at a social event. To her it is love at first sight, and she wants this man, no matter the cost. After knowing him for only two weeks, she buys him a cell phone.  One month later, she co-signs for him to buy a car. Two months later, he leaves her, but she doesn’t realize that he never really wanted her as much as she wanted him. He read her like an ATM. The operative word is wanted. She wanted him to the point where she was willing to buy his love, thinking the relationship would last indefinitely but that was never his intentions. Now he has disappeared, and she is left paying off that loan and decides to take him to small claims court, but the blow is that she still wants to pursue the relationship even though he insists the cell phone and the car were gifts. “I didn’t ask for those items; she gave them to me. We were never lovers, we were just friends.” Of course it never occurred to him to just say “No.” A real man would have said, “When I save enough money, I will buy my cell phone and car.” What makes this even more heartbreaking is that he has moved on to the next desperate female who will fall right into his trap.


There are many, many stories like this one and lessons to be learned: When you meet someone, take your time before jumping into a relationship; study that individual’s deeds and true intentions. Does he share the same values and aspirations as you do. Is he financially secured, has good credit and has worked longer than just two months. You will never really get to know someone at the drop of hatpin. Think before giving yourself or your money away. Desperation not only leads to a bankrupt relationship but can also leave you financially in the hole for years to come.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Thank You for Being A Part of Our Blog


Each year, we ask the same question: Where does the time go? Can you believe 2015 is on its way out, and a New Year is about to begin. That is right. Two thousand sixteen is just around the corner with two big events: The presidential election and leap year. Since we are a Blog dedicated to helping singles and couples with their love lives and adding more zing to their relationship and finding love, romance and life-time partners, we are concentrating on Leap Year, the time when women propose to men, and leaving the news on the presidential campaign to the political pundits.

One World Singles Blog would like to take this time to thank you for your continuous support, for visiting our site and for leaving great comments. We also want to extend our thanks to the guest bloggers and authors who took the time to make our Blog one of their stops during their Virtual Book Tours. Your input and contributions have made our Blog the success it is today, and we will continue to bring you inspiring articles, people, and authors on the move.

The staff is going on hiatus and will return on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Have a joyous and safe holiday and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year.

One World Singles Blog Team 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Showcasing Ella D. Curry, President and CEO of EDC Creations Media Group


Ella D. Curry
Ella D. Curry is the president and CEO of EDC Creations Media Group. She brings more than 25 years of PR and marketing experience to clients in film, music, publishing and corporate event planning. Her expertise as well as her love for all things literary, and collaborative approach with clients have earned her a reputation as a respected leader in the publishing industry.

Ms. Curry has enjoyed an extensive tenure in media promotions and book publicity. EDC Creations is the parent company to BAN Radio Show and Black Pearls Magazine.  Before entering the literary world in marketing, she started her career as a corporate event planner and website developer; later becoming a buyer for the legendary Karibu Book Store chain. Her career now includes services such as keynote speaker, blog tour coordinator, branding coach, video journalist and literary publicist.

Ms. Curry lives in Maryland with daughter and partner. When she's not working, she loves to travel, write short stories, and chatting in Internet groups with her international group of friends. As her entrepreneurial spirit guides the way upward, she continues to involve herself in challenging, life enhancing projects. 


To connect with Ella on social media visit: http://about.me/elladcurry

Black Pearls Magazine Online-Founder
Black Authors Network Radio-Founder
Social Media Expert - Internet Publicist - Brand Strategist
EDC Creations Media Group

  
EDC Creations is an award-winning lifestyle marketing company specializing in marketing, media, and publicity for entertainment, faith, corporate, sports and non-profit organizations. We develop and implement marketing programs that have impact and provide measurable results. We offer a pre-publication service that is customizable to any genre or publishing house with a very competitive price, especially when you have a tight budget. We strive to create a unique online experience for each of our clients as well as our blog tour hosts. Please visit our website to explore our many options for those in publishing or small business: http://www.edc-creations.com


Awards for BAN Radio and Black Pearls Magazine

BPM has won the African American Literary Awards for three years in a row:  2013-2015 for the BEST ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE.

BAN Radio was the 2012 African American Literary Award winner for the BEST ONLINE RADIO SHOW.

Monday, December 07, 2015

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