Monday, September 25, 2017

Creflo Dollar Talks About Dating

Creflo Dollar talks about the importance of asking questions when dating in a hilarious yet truthful way.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Writing Opportunities - Write for Hallmark Publishing

If your book seems like a Hallmark movie or TV series, it might be right for this publisher! They’re looking for male/female romance novels and cozy mystery novels of around 70,000 – 85,000 words in length and love romances and mysteries that also celebrate friendship, family, and/or community ties. All stories must have happy endings.
For romance, they’re mostly looking for light contemporary stories set in the United States and especially love to see Christmas, small town, and seasonal themes (winter, Valentine’s Day, spring, June brides, beach reads, fall), and want to hear about your series ideas.

They’re also interested in romantic suspense and will consider historical romance set in
North America or the U.K. While they aren’t looking for heavy redemption arcs, religious elements in a story are fine.

The publisher isn’t interested in paranormal romance in general, but is open to time travel or a little bit of magic.

For mystery, they are mostly seeking contemporary stories set in the
United States and would love to see ideas for series.

At this time, they aren’t looking for other fiction genres or nonfiction.

No nudity, sex, profanity, or graphic depictions of sexuality or violence will be accepted. Physical interaction must be limited to hugging and kissing. In murder mysteries, the murder must happen “off the page,” and they tend to avoid other heavy or disturbing content.

They prefer third person, alternating between her and his point of view, but will consider a first-person narrative with an entertaining voice and love to see stories that reflect ethnic diversity.

Please don’t mail physical copies of manuscripts. They accept electronic submissions only and never read scripts, so please don’t send them.

For more information, please visit their site by clicking here.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Virtual Book Tour - Meet Terrell Williams, Author of But My Soul Is Black

Hello. I’m Excited. This is one of my stops during the month tour for But My Soul Is Black by Terrell Williams. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs September 4-29, 2017. Follow the tour here. Book your own tour here WNL   

ISBN-10: 150069312X

ISBN-13: 978-1500693121


Genre: Fiction/Romance

Terrell Williams, Author
Terrell Williams began life as the 2nd eldest son of 9 children (4 girls and 5 boys) and was reared in less than affluent circumstances. The second in his immediate family to graduate from college, he went on to marry a wonderful woman, and who eventually became the proud parents of 4 children (3 girls and 1 son who is also his namesake).

Mr. Williams enjoys reading and writing poetry, and he has written several plays that have been performed and were well received in Texas. The idea for his debut novel, But my Soul Is Black, lay dormant for many years until Mr. Williams finally finished the novel upon his retirement, fulfilling his dream of becoming a published author. His romantic tale tackles controversial topics such as interracial relationships, generational differences of conceptual thinking about life and love. This novel seeks to remind the readers of the interconnectedness we share as humans, as well as showing that truly, love transcends all!

But My Soul is Black, takes a candid look at interracial romance and the human experience. The book reveals the cultural misperceptions that harm us, and the love that heals us.

Bobby has high hopes for his new life in Detroit, and he will not, under any circumstances, blow his chances by messing up a prime job opportunity at his uncle’s construction company. But his first meeting with his mentor, African American foreman Jimbo, turns out even worse than expected when it becomes apparent that Bobby is learning the ropes to become Jimbo’s boss.

As Bobby tries to navigate Jimbo’s understandable resentment, he must also wrestle with the misperceptions of Black culture that his Caucasian family has passed on to him. Eventually, the two men become friends as Jimbo recognizes that Bobby doesn’t hold the prejudices of his uncle.

But just as things start to smooth out, Jimbo introduces Bobby to the kind, clever, and stunning Karen—Jimbo’s favorite woman to string along. Confused by his strong feelings for this intriguing woman and frustrated with Jimbo’s flippant treatment of her, Bobby struggles with whether to pursue Karen…at the cost of ending his newfound friendship with Jimbo and sabotaging his future.

Taking a candid look at interracial romance and the human experience, …But My Soul is Black reveals the cultural misperceptions that harm us—and the love that heals us.


Ten Things You Didn’t Know About (author’s book)

1)        The book was on his mind for 35 years.

2)        It is a story about complex decisions one must make in life that can be extremely difficult to make and extremely difficult to live with, once the decision is made.

3)        This book was written to give a positive view and depiction of the Black woman from a Black man’s point of view.

4)        This book was written as a wakeup call to Black men, to appreciate the Black woman more, because of who she is, what she has to deal with in terms of being a career woman, in some cases a mother, a friend and a lover.

5)        This book validates the long time adage, “All is fair in love and war”.

6)        This book shows how love can turn ride or die friends into mortal enemies.

7)        This book shows the heartwarming power that a loving mother or grandmother can have on the life of that son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter.

8)        This book gives the reader the reassurance, that there are still a few people that do not believe that money and power mean everything.  There are still those who value love in a relationship, to be more important than power or prestige.

9)        This book gives credence to another adage, “what goes around comes around”.  In a strange twist of fate, cruelly life deals this devastating blow to Bobby.

10)      This book serves as a warning that we shouldn’t be too quick to show off everything that is important to us, because what we have may become enticing to someone who may develop a desire to what we have.

Ten Things About the Main Character Karen in “But My Soul 

Is Black”.

1)        She is intelligent

2)        She is witty

3)        She is a thinker

4)        She is beautiful

5)        She is independent

6)        She is loving

7)        She is talented

8)        She gives second chances

9)        She can make a decision and once made can stand by it

10)      She is feminine

Monday, September 04, 2017

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