Monday, May 13, 2019

Recognize When a Relationship is Over Before it Begins by Miss Know It All


Miss Know It All

You meet a man and it is love at first sight. You decide to date. After seeing this person for a couple of months, you believe everything is going terrific. You’re ready to jump into a committed relationship. Suddenly, he starts to complain. Paying his rent is a hardship. His car is constantly breaking down. He has been complaining from day one and hasn’t done anything to rectify the situation. And yet, you believe your relationship is peaches and cream because the lovemaking is magnificent. You are financially secured, have a great job, and own your own home.


Eventually, his grumbles will turn into actions, which may end up hurting you, financially. He will ask you to lend him money to pay his rent, which is six months overdue, and soon, he will want to move in with you.

When it comes to his worn-out vehicle, he’ll ask you to co-sign for a loan to purchase a new or used car. If you do, you will be taking on his debt. He may start the monthly payments, but that will soon end. He’ll complain that he can’t keep up with the car notes, or worse, he has lost his job, and you will be responsible for his debt. Before you know it, he has done a disappearing act, and your credit standing is now ruined.

The next time you meet someone who complains about not having sufficient funds to pay his rent and other bills, just walk away.

Monday, May 06, 2019

Dallas Dessert Super Feast - Coming on June 23, 2019


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Monday, April 29, 2019

Featuring Book Blast Tour - Justice Gone by N. Lombardi Jr.



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

When a homeless war veteran is beaten to death by the police, stormy protests ensue, engulfing a small New Jersey town. Soon after, three cops are gunned down.

A multi-state manhunt is underway for a cop killer on the loose. And Dr. Tessa Thorpe, a veteran's counselor, is caught up in the chase.

Donald Darfield, an African-American Iraqi war vet, war-time buddy of the beaten man, and one of Tessa's patients, is holed up in a mountain cabin. Tessa, acting on instinct, sets off to find him, but the swarm of law enforcement officers gets there first, leading to Darfield's dramatic capture.

Now, the only people separating him from the lethal needle of state justice are Tessa and ageing blind lawyer, Nathaniel Bodine. 
Can they untangle the web tightening around Darfield in time, when the press and the justice system are baying for revenge?


Read an Excerpt

In memory of Kelly Thomas, who was beaten to death by members of the Fullerton Police Department on July 5, 2011.

Bruntfield, New Jersey, just another banal town in a part of the country that nobody thinks about, was about to become famous; or rather, more aptly put, infamous. People sauntered past lackluster shops unaware that in a few days, the lackadaisical streets would bear the rabid frustrations that divided the nation; a pus-like bitterness that was held in check by the demands of everyday survival and the distractions offered by obsessive consumerism and brazen media.

Some would inevitably blame the cascade of events on the weather, since the origins could be found on a hot summer day in 2006. Sure, just about all summer days are hot, but this one was close to the record, and humid to boot. By the end of July, the Northeast coast was suffering under a sweltering heat wave. Despite the humidity, no one could remember the last time it had rained. A hundred-year drought was predicted, they’d said.

Bruntfield, among the many places under this curse, had its water supply so severely depressed that the city authorities were forced to impose water rationing. As if that wasn’t enough, the excessive load on air conditioners led to incessant brownouts. With the weather nothing less than insufferable, suffocating, oppressive, even provoking, tempers flared along with the temperature. But the local situation, as bad as it was, was about to get worse.


About the Author


N. Lombardi Jr, the N for Nicholas, has spent over half his life in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, working as a groundwater geologist. Nick can speak five languages: Swahili, Thai, Lao, Chinese, and Khmer (Cambodian).

In 1997, while visiting Lao People's Democratic Republic, he witnessed the remnants of a secret war that had been waged for nine years, among which were children wounded from leftover cluster bombs. Driven by what he saw, he worked on The Plain of Jars for the next eight years.


Nick maintains a website with content that spans most aspects of the novel: The Secret War, Laotian culture, Buddhism etc.: http://plainofjars.net

His second novel, Journey Towards a Falling Sun, is set in the wild frontier of northern Kenya. His latest novel, Justice Gone, was inspired by the fatal beating of a homeless man by police.

Nick now lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Visit his Goodreads Page

Buy links:

Amazon UK
Amazon US
Goodreads 
Barnes and Noble
Book Depository
Waterstones 
Kobo 


Monday, April 22, 2019

Announcing Trinidad+Tobago 2019 Carifesta Edition


The Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with CARIFESTA XIV to hold the Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival 2019 Carifesta Edition.

The annual Trinidad+Tobago Film, now in its fourteenth year, has become a mainstay of Trinidad and Tobago's cultural calendar and is well-established as the premiere film festival of the English-speaking Caribbean. This year's iteration of the festival,
Trinidad+Tobago Film will be held in August – rather than September – to coincide with the largest regional celebration of culture in all its forms, CARIFESTA XIV. The film festival will run from 17–23 August, with free screenings at NAPA, APA, SAPA, Naparima Bowl and Shaw Park Cultural Complex.

Festival Director, Dr. Bruce Paddington, notes, "CARIFESTA is a time when the whole country is alive with culture and creativity – visitors come from all over the region and internationally too. The
Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival is very excited to be able to partner with CARIFESTA XIV to bring the best Caribbean films into this important celebration of regional culture."

Monday, April 15, 2019

Call For Submissions to Trinidad+Tobago 2019 Carifesta Edition


The call for submissions is now open for filmmakers wishing to have their films screened at the fourteenth edition of the Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival, 2019 Carifesta Edition. The Festival takes place from 17–23 August 2019.

The festival will include new shorts, and features, narrative films and documentaries from around the region and its Diaspora – which explore the
Caribbean experience; the festival will also include classic films. 
The Festival, therefore, accepts submissions from Caribbean filmmakers whether based in the region or the Diaspora, and international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or its Diaspora.

Submissions must have been produced after
01 January 2017. All submissions must be made via email to hello@ttfilmfestival.com
The deadline for all submissions is 29 April 2019.

Monday, April 08, 2019

An Interview with Perceptual Plazz - Writer, Author, and Poet

Perceptual Plazz
Perceptual Plazz was born to write, to put unbelievable life experiences into words that touch the hearts of those who read them. She has been writing all her life, whether it was to accept reality or cope with it. After battling for her life three times, she came back stronger than ever before and made a promise to herself to never stop writing. Perceptual Plazz came up with her pen name when she realized the power behind life’s experiences and perceptions and how they can alter the way we live life. Now she carries this methodology into her poetry, articles, and books. She is the author, poet, and columnist growing by the day. Find her work in newspapers, academic journals, and magazines. Professionally, she has won awards for excellence in her writing. To learn more about the growing writer you can read her story in her latest release Perseverance Is My Power (available on Amazon). It’s a non-fiction inspirational memoir where she explains her encounters with death and how she overcame them. In the meantime, find her posting daily on her social media profiles and Blog.

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What are some of the most valuable lessons you have learned from writing? I have learned a variety of things from writing. But the most important things fall between the lines of patience, persistence, and faith. I am one of the most impatient people you’ll meet but something about writing makes me a more patient person and I’ve learned to stay dedicated even when I have other things going on in my life. Lastly, I learned to believe in my work because if I don’t nobody will!

Please tell our readers something about yourself. I am from Arizona. I was raised by a single mother and I have one younger brother. I was the one who gave my mother the headaches. My brother is the saint! **laughs**

Who or what inspired you to become an author? Honestly, I never really thought about becoming an author. I’ve always written poetry and articles, but it wasn’t until my last near-death experience that I thought about writing a book. The idea was the only thing that kept me sane through all of it. I never had anyone in my ear telling me to write this book, deep down I just felt I had to.

Could you please give us a blurb about your present or upcoming book? Perseverance Is My Power, my first book, is a true story about overcoming death three times and other hardships in my life. My father neglected me and I searched for love and purpose. I did find it after all but you’ll have to read it to find out how! I will tell you just a little about my next book. I always tie in my three P’s: Perseverance, Perception, and Power. This next book, I am going to incorporate them but in a way that my generation of women (millennials) can understand. Sometimes it’s better to get advice or relate to someone the same age as you. The advice can be interpreted a different way.

How can our readers get in touch with you? Oh! Several ways. I am all about communication. You can add me on my social media profiles, comment on posts, directly message me, or you can email me. If none of those work for you, follow my blog and post your comments there. Either way, I will respond and I love when my readers talk to me!

What advice would you give someone who is thinking about writing a book? How long can a reply be? **laughs** Gosh, where do I begin? Well, first of all, do your research. I don’t mean just going on Google and typing in “How do I publish a book?” I mean researching as in networking with fellow writers and authors. While Google is amazing and is resourceful for various things in the publishing process, it can’t offer you authentic personal relationships or connections with actual authors. Find one you can relate to or in your genre, ask them if you can have their advice and ask them questions while you’re on your way. You’d be surprised how much feedback you’ll get and how sweet they are! Hint: You can always reach out to me. Next, set a budget. Get the numbers straight and all your ducks in a row when it comes to finances. Leave some cushion for extra expenses that may pop-up because you don’t want to hold up your process because you ran out of funding.

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Ms. Perceptual Plazz, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit our Blog and to connect with our visitors. You have offered a lot of food for thought when it comes to writing and dealing with everyday challenges. I know our visitors will find great value from this interview. We are One World Singles Blog wish you every success in your endeavors.

Monday, April 01, 2019

Featuring Your Business or Service on One World Singles Blog


One World Singles Blog is always looking for interesting enterprises, services or sites that would be of interest to singles and couples.

If you would like to have your business featured on One World Singles Blog, send a bio, no more than 75 words, a description of your business, reviews, awards, images of your products (size 300x450 (JPG or PNG), links to where visitors can get additional informational, purchase your products or links to your site(s). Submitting a photo of you is optional. You can submit up to 3 links.

Please send all information to info@oneworldsinglesblog.net and in the subject line write, “My Enterprise Info.”

We appreciate your interest in our Blog and look forward to hearing from you.


Enjoy.

Monday, March 25, 2019

The Risks Towards Sexual Assault by Oliver Clark


The following Article along with its Infographic explains the alarming facts that serve to highlight the risks people run into when they engage in alcohol abuse and how you can protect yourself when dating.


Monday, March 18, 2019

Featuring Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku, Author of NAUGHTY PROMISE, A BWWM Sweet & Sexy Romance Story

She hired a private waiter to serve her meals & drinks, but tension simmers like a cracking flame when their eyes clash and his fingers brush against hers.

Love Quote:

The way you look at me makes my heart thunder. The way you speak to me when you’re happy makes me feel like I’m more than what I am. And the way you laugh rings a bell inside me.

~ Clifton Rutherford

~NAUGHTY PASSION

A BWWM Sweet & Steamy Romance

Genre: Romance/Interracial/BWWM
Release Date: February 12th, 2019
Word Count: Over 66,000 words
No of Pages: 207 (eBook) & 274 (Paperback)

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~ A Flirty & Feisty Romance Novel ~

It starts with a naughty promise…
“I want to see you every minute of every day.”

~ Clifton

With his emotions twisted and a dodgy past as long as his arm, Clifton Rutherford starts over as a waiter aboard a yacht. He does not count on getting fired and hired in the same breath. Now, he intends to keep his head down with his new female employer. But working as her private waiter, it is impossible for their eyes not to clash and for her fingers not to brush his own.

From the moment workaholic sensation, Kemi Adenuga hired, Clifton as her private waiter, tension simmered between them like a cracking flame. Yet, she does not flaunt her power or date her workers. When he makes her a naughty promise and becomes a thorn in her skin, her body tickles during the day and her night thoughts are dominated by his sculpted physique and eyes that make her feel something new.

Will Kemi and Clifton trust each other with their pasts and future?

~ From the Author of CHRISTMAS Seduction: A BWWM Sweet & Steamy Romance ~


Purchase Links (includes Paperbacks)



EXCERPT


Clifton punched his way through, walking ahead to Kemi’s office. With her head bowed low, she was scribbling on a sheet of paper in front of her.

For a few moments he leaned against the door frame watching her work. His stomach twitched and his muscles tautened.

Then she lifted her head. Her hand went straight to her chest. “What! You scared me.”

He pushed away from the wall and dangled the basket in his hand. “I come bearing food, workaholic. Are you hungry?”

His sensational boss pushed her seat back and stood. Her face broke into a huge smile. “How nice of you, Clifton.”

“If you can’t come to the dining area, I’ll bring the food to you. Should we eat?”

Ambling with one hand flicking through her hair, Kemi skewed her head. “I’m starving! Let’s go out to the deck.” She took his hand and led the way to the alfresco area overlooking the sea and the sky.

Laughing as he walked behind her, he stared at her backside. “Good view from where I’m walking.”

When they got to the deck, she pushed him against the glass wall and pressed her palms on his chest. “Stop staring at my backside.”

Her cheeks waffled with mini-giggles.

“Then stop walking in front of me.” He clipped her wrists with his right hand, cuddled her waist with his left hand and lowered his head. “Can I kiss you here?”

“No.”

He did anyway, flashing his lips past her mouth a few times. She shut her eyes, and leaned closer, so her lips invited him inside.

Parting her lips, she shut her eyes and leaned closer, inviting his tongue to chat inside her mouth.

A full charge of voltage coursed through his body before he poached her mouth with his own.

When her eyelids glided open, their eyes had a long chat.

“Anyone could be watching. I’m trying to preserve your honour,” he explained, in response to the unspoken question–why did you stop–in her eyes.

“I know.” She backed down and went to stand by the banister. “You look hot, just to deliver lunch to your boss.”


A Bit About Stella


I'm Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku, author of several toe-curling & heart-fluttering Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels. I love and enjoy writing Interracial/Multicultural/BWWM & African American Romance as well as Historical & Paranormal Romance Stories. My heroes are super-sexy men with big hearts and the heroines are strong, flirty and feisty. All my stories are page-turners, a breath of fresh air, dotted with unexpected twists and turn. You will laugh, cry, get a thrill and a message when you read my books and each novel makes the perfect gift for your family, friends and colleagues. There are now 24 published books so far.

Just so you know, I'm a romantic freak, mum of two children; one vivacious adult child and one energetic teenager and I’m married to my gorgeous husband, my hero and best friend. We live in London, UK. Swimming on my back like a star-fish is one of my skills. Please write or connect with me on social media. I love hearing from you.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Featuring Book Tour for O'Shay & Sanaa by Jonas Brinkley



Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a book tour for O’Shay & Sanaa by Jonas Brinkley. The tour will run March 4-15, 2019. Book your own tour here

Book Title: O'shay & Sanaa: An Urban Romance

Genre: Romance         

Book Release Date: March 21, 2019

Pre-Order: B & N Kindle: http://bit.ly/2NuOsmA


Currently an independent author, Jonas Brinkley was born in Georgia and was raised by his mother in Tift County. His writing talent manifested from his teen years and by the encouragement from his relatives and friends, he developed it by taking the relevant college courses that honed not only his writing skills but also knowledge on various fields like theosophy and business. He founded (Voice of My Ancestors) Voma Publications LLC. J. Brinkley’s unconventional philosophies about life and love are a gift that ought to be shared with the world via writing.


When O'shay London met Sanaa Holland, it was an instant attraction. They dated for a while and found themselves in love with each other. Finalizing their romance by tying the knot, O'shay and Sanaa found things between them starting to fall apart soon enough - happiness and fulfillment were replaced by grief and bitterness. As the couple grapples with the circumstances that change their lives forever, the question of what truly bonded them arose... LOVE, LUST or OBSESSION?




Sanaa sat in the dressing room of the breathtakingly beautiful Crystal Ballroom in Metro West, Orlando, Florida. The wedding area was adorned with eighteen dimming chandeliers, pipe and drape backdrops with up lights, Silver Chiavari chairs, high top tables, ivory linens, gorgeous aqua and silver floral arrangements, aqua candles, candelabras, and ceiling drapery. She still couldn't believe her wedding day had finally arrived. She had told her bridesmaids and her maid of honor to give her a minute to herself. Lana, Tasha, Renee, Niki, and her best friend, Bria, had been her girls since their early college days. She couldn't imagine this day without them. After Bria had finished applying the finishing touches to Sanaa's make-up, the ladies left the room and quietly closed the door behind them. 

Sanaa stared at her reflection in the mirror as she reminisced about first meeting O'shay. They were both college students at the time. He was studying at the University of Central Florida, working towards a degree in Aircraft Engineering. He had wanted to someday become a pilot and Sanaa was studying Criminal Justice at Keiser University. She aspired to be a criminal defense attorney. They were at Starbucks, both of them cramming for midterms. Sanaa tried not to stare when he walked through the door, but he was so handsome, he literally took her breath away. She noticed him watching her too. He appeared to be somewhat shy, and that's always a turn-on.

After a while, they both got up to leave at the same time and as fate would have it, they bumped into one another. They struck up a conversation and before parting, exchanged phone numbers and made plans to hook up. They were inseparable from that day forward. Now five years later, they both have promising careers and big dreams for their future. They were about to become husband and wife.

Barnes & Noble Kindle: http://bit.ly/2NuOsmA





Tour hosted by Write Now Literary 




Practical Advice for Beginning Fiction 
(or other genres) Writers by Jonas Brinkley

When I first started writing I would just write whenever an idea came to my mind and it worked fine. Then I noticed how fast people were releasing books. I asked myself, what makes people successful? This is when I reached the conclusion that creating a system to write a number of words a day is where an author or entrepreneur gains their success. I then set a goal to write 1,500 to 3,000 words a day. If this is too many words due to your daily work schedule, then feel free to reduce your writing to 750 words a day. The goal is to do something over nothing. Consistency is key.


Before you begin writing make sure that you research your genre and know who your audience is. Learn about the graphic trend and the authors who are excelling in that genre. Figure out a way to enhance what's already out there without losing your own uniqueness and voice. Also, make sure that you have a great editor on standby to edit your manuscript once it's down. Doing your background check on this subject matter is a must too. It can save you a lot of time and money. 


There are so many publishing platforms that you can use such as 1) Kindle Direct Publishing, 2) Draft 2 Digital, 3) LuLu, 4) Ingramspark. Once again do your research and choose the one that's best for you. They all have their pros and cons but that's life right? 


Marketing is another challenge. It's good to have a product to sell but without having an effective strategy to sell your product, it's like spitting in the wind. You can market online and offline since I'm an author and businessman, I do both. People should be thankful for the internet because it allows us to reach more people and it can be cost effective if we learn how to use it accordingly. The internet is all about staying relevant to people. All the free social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, Linkedin etc)  also have pay for advertisement service. Learn how to use it. Other than that, word of mouth is golden. 


The aforementioned advice is for those authors who are traveling down the self-publishing road, but if you are with a traditional publisher… I would say, you will still have to promote your work to some degree. 

Monday, March 04, 2019

The Sun Is Also A Star Movie Trailer

All we have is a single day. Don’t miss Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton in The Sun Is Also a Star in theaters this May.


Monday, February 25, 2019

Fall in Love with New England, Romance Reader/Author Conference - October 18-October 19, 2019


Two days of fun for readers and writers of the romance genre at The Holiday Inn, Nashua, New Hampshire.  

The registration fee covers all meals, swag, and events. 

For additional information and to register, click here.


Must register by Sept. 30, but there's limited space. Register now!