Monday, September 30, 2013

Miss Know It All Answers Your Questions

Miss Know It All

Does Speed dating work? If yes, how much to pay?

I have never used a speed dating service. Whether speed dating is right for you or not, is a decision, you will have to make. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages to joining this type of service. The question to ask, are you looking for someone to date on a casual basis, seeking a long-term relationship or marriage? The right price is what you are willing to pay. Good luck in finding that special someone.

Do social sites really protect privacy?

I always say, “There is no such thing as privacy when it comes to the World Wide Web.” When you submit information about yourself, it is there for the whole world to see. Remember, no matter how secure you think a site might be, there is always someone monitoring your details, and you would not be the wiser. If you are worrying about privacy, do not go on the Internet.


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Monday, September 23, 2013

For Your Reading Pleasure - Husband to Rent by Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku

About The Book

Trapped in wealthy bondage with her siblings legally married, parental and societal pressure mounting daily, successful banker and cynic, Otasowie Idah knew she was fast running out of excuses. How long was she going to pretend that being single at twenty-nine didn't carry a stigma?

HUSBAND to RENT is a dramatic story about an unmarried woman forced to live at home. Her inheritance is at stake. She's pushed to marrying the man her father chooses for her...until she stumbles across an escape route out of her bonds. And then, she plans the unthinkable! To rent a husband for a week!  Will Otasowie’s carefully woven scheme unravel their locked infatuation? Will he be her husband for a week?

With his parents and friends’ reservations ringing in his head, Gambian born and bred hotelier, Fara Damba shoves his recently broken engagement behind him to trace his grandfather in a country he knows nothing about. His only purpose in Nigeria is to quickly find his grandfather, and return to his homeland. A chance meeting with Otasowie at the Registry office is all it takes to kick start a chain of events that will test their values. Is Fara willing to get help at any cost? And will he grant her absurd wish to be her husband for one week?

About the Author

Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku grew up in a lovely bustling place in South West Nigeria called Benin City. She is second in a family of six and has a B.Sc in Microbiology and an MBA.

She loves and enjoys writing romance novels with a fine blend of intense sensual romance, intrigue and conflict. Her characters are larger-than-life, feisty and have a heart and soul. The storylines are detailed with heart-stopping romantic twists that come alive.

In 2010, she created Flirty & Feisty Romance Novel. Her collection of contemporary romance novels includes, LOITERING SHADOWS, STORMY DEFENSE, BEYOND the LADY, the National Novel Writing Month 2010 winning novel, THE GARDENER’s ICE MAIDEN, SPARKLING DAWN and HUSBAND to RENT.

Stella is now working on her first Nigerian historical romance. It's a series of three books set in Ancient Benin City. The three titles are set in three eras: the 18th, 19th & 20th Century respectively. She is thrilled for the opportunity to research her ancestors of the ancient Benin Empire. She is keen to throw in the reign of Oba Ovoranmwen Nogbaisi (1888-1914) who was exiled to Calabar in 1897 by the British. She is determined to bring the bustling Benin Empire to her readers.

The author takes care of her handsome, life-size hero of a husband and two vibrant & loving ‘near teenagers.’ She is a Quality Assurance Professional with over sixteen years food industry experience. She loves to read romance novels, swim and watch TV, including Nollywood.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

How Long is Too Long to Wait for a Marriage Proposal? By Miss Know It All

Miss Know It All
Recently, I was watching a TV talk show, and a guest had asked the host to help her boyfriend propose to her.

She described how she cooks, cleans, and meets all of his needs, believes he is the one and wants to spend the rest of her life with him, as his wife.

He claimed that he loves this woman with all of his heart, but the explanations he made as to why he had not propose to her will provide you with a clue that marriage for him is not really in the cards. Some of the reasons he gave were as follows:

I see myself with her but not married to her right now.

I am afraid it will not work.

I like our relationship just the way it is.

Since both of us have been married before, I want to make certain this is what we really want.

She is a fine woman who motivates and believes in me, except there are some financial problems that she will have to deal with first before considering marriage.

She has heard these rationalizations for over five years, and up until now, he has not proposed to her, and she very much wants to get married.

One may ask, “How long is too long to wait for a marriage proposal.” The answer is simple. “Why buy the cow when you get the milk for free?”

You may think I am being facetious, but it does not take a clairvoyant to see the outcome of this relationship.

If a man likes the present relationship just the way it is and you do not, there will be no proposal.

Going on national TV and begging a man to put a ring on your finger, after five years living together, will not be sufficient. If you want that ring, you must demand it. Moreover, if he refuses to commit to marriage, then it is time to say good-bye.

Newsflash: He did propose to her on the show, but I did not see him put a RING on her finger. Do you believe this couple will get married? Let us know by leaving your remarks in the comment box.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Diversity in Romance Novels

Romance Novels in Color’s, (RNIC) goal is to advance the awareness and appreciation of diversity in romance novels. The hero or heroine of all romance novels reviewed on their site or advertised on any of their platforms will be a person of color.

RNIC is also having a giveaway, just for authors and bloggers. All you have to do is grab their badge in the footer and add it to your website. For an extra point, write a blog post telling your readers about RNIC and invite them over to check it out.

One lucky person will win the following:

$25 Amazon gift card

2 small ads on the RNIC home page, specific months subject to availability ($50 value)

2 Sunday Tempting Teasers – excerpts from books of your choice on Facebook; if you’re a blogger, you can promote your website instead.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Featuring The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box Virtual Book Tour with Valerie J. Lewis Coleman

About The Author

Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, Author
Valerie J. Lewis Coleman has helped women find relational fulfillment by identifying the four types of male hunters, avoiding seventy percent of men who only want the goody box and winning the heart of Mr. Right-For-You. She explains how she overcame struggles and offers proven techniques to help you get off the crazy cycle of relational demise in her novel The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box! Visit for the sequel, prequel and upcoming events!

The bestselling author of Blended Families An Anthology, Valerie has helped thousands of families navigate the challenges of child support, visitation, discipline and more. With over twenty years of experience in family and relationships, she has given advice on varying issues including baby-momma drama, defiant children and disapproving in-laws. On her journey to assist others with building strong families, she shares her testimony and provides practical tools to help you stop the stepfamily madness in your home!

About The Book

What your father didn't tell you and your mother didn't know. Successful. Beautiful. Intelligent. Yet a satisfying relationship eludes Debra Hampton. At thirty-five years old, she can't figure out why her philosophy on men-and what they want from women-isn't working. She's trapped in a cycle of shattered relationships, until a friend refers her to a relationship guru. After some resistance, Debra finds refuge in his counsel as he helps her navigate through the storms of rejection and failed love. Once he reveals the error of her ways, will Debra master the forbidden secrets to attract her soul mate or continue to keep love at bay?

Genre: Mainstream Fiction
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Pen Of The Writer, LLC (May 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0978606639
ISBN-13: 978-0978606633

Book Excerpts

Chapter 1

For the Love of Vincent

Sunday-morning service stirred Debra Hampton’s heart. The poignant message convinced her to resolve a matter that had her torn for almost a year. She had been undecided about whether to marry her live-in boyfriend, Vincent. He didn’t share her religious beliefs and refused to go with her to church, but she knew that he was the best man for her.

He laughed at her silly antics, talked with her about her ambitions and encouraged her to greatness. He made her the focal point of his life and involved her in every decision no matter how minute. But it was his touch that held her hostage, kept her toying with God’s love by giving herself to a man who was not her husband.

With her head bowed to hide the free-flowing tears, she exited the church without speaking to anyone. She sat in her Mercedes S550, took a moment to freshen her makeup, expelled a sigh of relief. She looked to Heaven through the panorama sunroof, smiled, closed her eyes, gave thanks. The decision to accept Vincent’s proposal resonated; filled her with peace as she trusted the Lord with her soul mate.

The thirty-minute drive from the inner-city church to her suburban home gave her ample time to reflect upon the life they would build together: three children, business partnership and unlimited mind-blowing sex. The rush of blood to her southern bell—the name her mother called her vagina when she was a child—gave her pause. Fortunately, she was stopped at a red light. She clicked through the Sirius Satellite stations and then opted to enjoy tunes Vincent had downloaded to her iPod a few nights prior.

As she turned into Creekwood Estates—a lavish community north of Dayton—she admired the mansion-sized homes set hundreds of feet from the street. Manicured lawns featured rows of exotic trees, shrubbery and blooming flowers. Cobblestone driveways boasted luxury cars and backyards had customized gym sets or in-ground pools.

Her stucco and brick palatial home was small in comparison to those of her neighbors, but it was big enough for her family-to-be. She loved the side-entry, three-car garage because it camouflaged the unpacked moving boxes from passersby. She parked in the usual spot—closest to the mudroom door—and then she smiled wide. “He’s home.”

Debra grabbed her purse and Bible and then jaunted into the house. She placed her belongings on the granite countertop, careful not to make noise. Since the television wasn’t locked on a sporting event, Vincent had to be resting in the master suite. A 3,500-square-foot home and he preferred the family room and bedroom.

She slipped off her stilettos, tiptoed up the stairs. Her heart beat faster with each step. She wiped her palms together to dry the sweaty moisture, pressed her ear to the door. His subtle snores seeped through. She giggled and then covered her mouth to halt the escape of more laughter.
She opened the door, peeked in, swung it wide. “Vincent! What the devil?”

“Debra, what are you doing here?” After a quick dismount, he rummaged the floor for his Fruit of the Looms. “When’d you get home?”
“Who is this woman and why is she in my bed?” She ran to the side of the bed, towered over her betrayer. Breath stalled in her throat, eyes widened.

Catherine—the first person to welcome Debra to the neighborhood—reached for her clothes, scurried to dress.

Debra lunged at her, snatched her by the ponytail, drew back her fist. Just as she connected with Catherine’s right jaw, Vincent grabbed Debra around the waist, pulled her away. She flailed her arms, kicked at his shins, head-butted him in the mouth. When he released her, she pursued Catherine who was halfway down the stairs, underwear in tow.

What Others Are Saying

"A brilliant writer. I love her work. The characters are so real, so rich and fleshed out so well. You hit the nail on the head with these women. Can I have the rights to the movie?"

Mother Love, TV and radio host of The Mother Love Show

"I started to skim through this book, but now I cannot put it down. This is an incredible book that all women must read."

Lexi, talk-show host of The Lexi Show as seen on The Word Network

"Coleman lays the hard-hitting arsenal out in the open in this refreshing and looong-awaited new spin on an ageless battle to tame the flesh! Goody Box is a woman's must-have, must-READ handbook. Goody Box will have you pledging heart-gasm before orgasm!"

Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress, author of Manna for Mamma and The Bankrupt Spirit

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