Monday, May 30, 2011

Plain & Simple Books is Proud to Announce the Release of Their First Two Books! Daniel’s Dream and Sullivan’s Secret

About Daniel’s Dream

Daniel Robert Lynch, a young and artistically gifted student, was a victim of mistaken identity in a shooting on September 22nd, 2006. “Dan” was an inspiring art student working towards his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He had a dream, and nothing was going to stop him… nothing except a bullet.

Following his tragic death, his parents, Robert and Marian Lynch worked passionately to establish The Daniel Robert Lynch Art Education and Scholarship Program (DRL Art Program) in loving memory of their son. The DRL Art Program is now part of the Cache Education Foundation and provides art supplies and scholarship funds to students inspired by art. Daniel’s Dream is the story of Daniel’s life, death, and the legacy he left behind.

“My inspiration is art, because without art, we would just be stuck with reality.”

Daniel Lynch

Daniel’s Dream is now available at in paperback, or ask your local bookseller to order it for you. It is also available in Kindle Reader and Barnes & Noble Nook Book.

About Sullivan’s Secret

Dr. Marie Bartek’s life has been uneventful as the local veterinarian on Sullivan’s Island, SC, until her ability to see spirits returns after eighteen years. After confiding in her best friend and realizing their interests in the paranormal, they organize a paranormal investigation team called Sullivan’s Island Paranormal Society, SIPS. Marie learns to channel her ability through the help of one of the team members, but not before learning the spirits are trying to warn her about the murders taking place on Sullivan’s Island. Sullivan’s Secret captivates the reader with murder, suspense, and the world of the paranormal.

Sullivan’s Secret is now available at in paperback, or ask your local bookseller to order it for you. It is also available in Kindle Reader and Barnes & Noble Nook Book.

Our new authors are excited about their new books and hope you will consider purchasing a copy for yourself, a friend, or a loved one who are sure to enjoy these wonderful new books!

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Up and Coming Author with a Wicked Sense of Humor has Penned her Third E-Book

An author with a wicked sense of humor is how you can describe Vivienne Diane Neal, the new author on the block.

Born in 1946, Vivienne has been writing articles for over twenty years, and started writing fictional short stories in 2007. She gets her story ideas from observing people, places and things and watching true TV court cases.

While she has never taken a course in creative writing, she contributes her love for writing to her college professor who taught English and stressed applying proper sentence structure when writing. In fact, Vivienne will tell you, “I did not learn how to write until I went to college.”

Her first book, Making Dollar$ And Cent$ Out Of Online Dating is a true-life and humorous account as to why and how she got into the dating business and the problems she has encountered and still does while trying to keep afloat in the ever-changing world of the Internet dating business.

In 2009, she authored and self-published her second book, Shades of Deception, a collection of ten fictional short stories centering on diverse men and women, who in their speedy search for love, romance and bliss, become the targets and victims of deceit, betrayal, fraud, revenge and scandal.

She has just completed her third book Malicious Acts, an anthology of five short stories that centers on people who will stop at nothing to get what they want. If it means disguising themselves as benevolent individuals and destroying lives along the way, they are up for the thrill. They will use romance, lust, greed, manipulation, and deceit as preludes to suck unsuspecting men and women out of their life’s savings.

Vivienne has been featured on SingleEdition, Black Love is Beautiful, A Book Inside, and Susan Whitfield’s Blog and was a guest blogger on Cluculzwriter.

All of her e-books are available for immediate sampling in multiple e-book formats and readable on virtually any e-book reading device, namely Kindle, Sony Reader, epub, PDF, Palm Doc and iPad.

Links to sample each ebook are as follows:

Making Dollar$ And Cent$ Out Of Online Dating

Shades of Deception

Malicious Acts

Monday, May 16, 2011

1PlaceForRomance Novella Contest

1PlaceForRomance is holding a Romance Story Writing Contest and the theme is SUMMER.

Published Authors and Rising Stars will compete in separate categories for editing and cover services, cash prizes and an exclusive sales contract at 1PFR. Finalists will be selected by the staff at 1PFR. The winners will be selected by the readers at 1PFR.

Story length is 5000-7000 words. Stories must be received by June 1, 2011.

Authors if you are looking to reach more readers, and looking for a fun contest, with a great theme, then enter now.

For more details and contest rules, please visit

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Monday, May 09, 2011

Meet Tinisha Johnson - Managing Stress is Her Forte

You could say Tinisha Johnson wears many hats. She is the founder of Have Stress Relief Now and the author of Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself as a Black Woman.

Tinisha Johnson is an author and freelance writer and resides in Colorado with her family. She is the brainchild behind Have Stress Relief Now, a free online membership site created in 2009. What started out as a blog, turned into a full launched website as of 2011.

After a failed marriage and two small kids, Tinisha thought it best to take a new route in her life; one that involved various ways to manage stress on different levels. Stumbling upon the following three books: Unstoppable Women by Cynthia Kersey, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, and Do You! by Russell Simmons, these books literally changed her life, and from that change, Have Stress Relief Now website was created.

Have Stress Relief Now is about helping YOU! Ever have too much to do, and not enough time? Interested in shedding a few pounds? Wonder what's the most effective way to organize both your personal and professional life? Interested in finding that someone special or improving your current relationship? If you've ever pondered on questions like these, then Have Stress Relief Now is for you. The site provides you with resources to manage your personal and professional life.

Tinisha wanted to make the information she provides through the site diverse, because let's face it, everyone's problems and stress are sometimes different and unique. By signing up to become an online member, the site will introduce you to all types of articles, services, products, and prizes that are of high quality and have proven results in the area of stress management.

Following is an excerpt from her book:

Forget About What You Don’t Want, and FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS On What You Want Right Now!

Sometimes it can seem as though we do not have control over our lives. We want this or that, but yet, our thoughts are focused on something totally different, and on the flip side we’re feeling something completely different. When this happens, our thoughts, actions, and feelings are conflicting, and when that happens, it’s easy to feel out of control, or that life is pulling us by several strings in different directions. To feel a sense of meaning and peace, your thoughts, actions and feelings have to be in harmony.

Understand you do have direct control over your mind, which is the strongest component we have as humans.

Read this with me:

• I have direct control over my attitude.• I have direct control over my actions.
• I have direct control over what I allow myself to think about.
• I have direct control over changing how I view things that may be unpleasant to my mind
• I have direct control over removing unpleasant thoughts out of my mind.
• It’s okay to make a mistake, but it should not okay for me to keep repeating the same mistake, and not learning from it. Also realize with mistakes can come consequences. Take it for what it is and move on with extra positive energy.
• I have direct control over everything that goes on inside my body, sprit, and mind. Treat the outer things as irrelevant.
• When I’m hurt or feeling low, I will always take it as a lesson learned for good or for bad and still move on with extra positive energy.
• I am worthy to be loved, and most importantly, I am worthy of self-love

Recognize your control. Own it and live it. Create a mission statement for your life right now. What do you stand for? What are you about? Where is your life heading? What do you REALLY want?

If you’ve enjoyed this passage, it’s been inspired from the self-help book, Lessons Learned: Loving Yourself as a Black Woman. AVAILABLE NOW! Although geared towards women of color, the book will benefit any woman looking to make drastic changes in her life.

For more information on the book and the author, visit Tinisha Nicole Johnson at 

To learn more about and to become a member of Have Stress Relief Now, visit 

You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.