Monday, July 25, 2016

#MondayMotivation - #quote

The trick to succeeding is to stop thinking that there's a trick to everything. 

~Robert Brault

Sunday, July 24, 2016

#SampleSunday - See Me, Too

Please enjoy another snippet from See Me, Too!!

He was a successful lawyer who, at sixty-plus years old, had passed retirement age but refused to retire. He loved his work, and since divorcing his wife of many years, he loved his life, too. But the guilt of what his son became, what his son was, ate at him on a daily basis. Therapy hadn’t helped him let go of the pain he experienced knowing he’d failed his only child. He dealt with the consequences of his actions nearly every second of every day—wondered if things would have been different had he dedicated more time to his family than he had his career. But back then, he’d felt an overwhelming desire to excel and succeed, to prove to his wealthy wife’s wealthy family that he was worthy of her hand. That he was more than a poor-white-trash Memphis boy from the wrong side of town, raised in a black community.
Even his love for David’s mother hadn’t been enough to make him change his ways. He’d taken the blessing of an unplanned pregnancy and used it to appease Jessica, to make her happy in some way. To this day he didn’t understand himself why he’d so desperately tried to be accepted into a family that looked down on him, or a wife he never really loved. He’d broken Mary’s heart when he took David from her. And at the same time, he’d sealed David’s fate. He’d ruined his brilliant son’s life.
He sighed, adjusted in his seat, and recited his therapist’s words in his mind: “You cannot change the past. You can only choose to make better choices in the present. That was what he’d spent the years since Olivia showed up at his office doing—helping others, giving his time and money to the David Moy foundation. But it didn’t feel like he was doing enough. At times, he wondered what would be enough to atone for what David did to Olivia. Would anything be enough?
He smiled as her name skated across his mind. The thought of the beautiful woman who had captured his son’s heart and become his muse always put a smile on his face. From the moment he laid eyes on her, he understood David’s obsession with her. His son’s words, which he had read countless times, came alive on the pages now that he had seen David’s Olivia in the flesh. There was definitely something about her, something that could drive men wild, make them want to possess her...

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

#Book Blast: Another Man's Treasure


 Book Title: Another Man's Treasure 
Publication Date: June 18, 2016 
Genre: Contemporary Romance


 By day, Joy Avery works as a customer service assistant. By night, the North Carolina native travels to imaginary worlds—creating characters whose romantic journeys invariably end happily ever after. Since she was a young girl growing up in Garner, Joy knew she wanted to write. Stumbling onto romance novels, she discovered her passion for love stories; instantly, she knew these were the type stories she wanted to pen. Real characters. Real journeys. Real good love is what you’ll find in a Joy Avery romance. Joy is married with one child. When not writing, she enjoys reading, cake decorating, pretending to expertly play the piano, driving her husband insane, and playing with her two dogs. Joy is a member of Romance Writers of America and Heart of Carolina Romance Writers.


 Graphic artist Trinity Hargrove never knew real passion until she sleeps with her boss’s son. Mistake number one. Mistake number two…liking it too much. But they agreed to only one night. Simple enough, right? Wrong. He may be out of her bed, but their intense night together still burns in her memories. As long as she keeps her distance from the oh-so-desirable Xander Duval, everything will be okay. Unfortunately, fate won’t go along with her plan. Restaurateur Xander Duval agrees to Trinity’s “one night” stipulation, but only in theory. He has no intentions of not being with her again. Especially when his mind—nor body—will allow him to forget the fire that blazed between them until the wee hours of the morning. When Trinity is injured in an automobile accident, he jumps at the opportunity to be her arms and legs. He plans to show her just how determined he is to make her his…for far longer than just one night. Read A Preview:



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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

One Sunday at a Time Virtual #Book Tour

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Book Title: One Sunday at a Time 
Genre: Fiction 
ISBN-10: 1622867173 
ISBN-13: 978-1622867172
 Book Release Date: March 2016

Author: E. N. Joy

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 Joylynn M. Ross now writing as BLESSEDselling Author E.N. Joy (Everybody Needs Joy) BLESSEDselling Author E. N. Joy is the author behind the “New Day Divas,” “Still Divas,” “Always Divas” and “Forever Divas" series, all which have been coined “Soap Operas in Print.” She is an Essence Magazine Bestselling Author who wrote secular books under the names Joylynn M. Jossel and JOY. Her title, If I Ruled the World, earned her a book blurb from Grammy Award Winning Artist, Erykah Badu. An All Night Man, an anthology she penned with New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Jackson, earned the Borders bestselling African American romance award. Her Urban Fiction title, Dollar Bill (Triple Crown Publications), appeared in Newsweek and has been translated to Japanese. After thirteen years of being a paralegal in the insurance industry, E. N. Joy divorced her career and married her mistress and her passion; writing. In 2000, she formed her own publishing company where she published her books until landing a book deal with St. Martin's Press. This award winning author has been sharing her literary expertise on conference panels in her home town of Columbus, Ohio as well as cities across the country. She also conducts publishing/writing workshops for aspiring writers. Her children’s book titled The Secret Olivia Told Me, written under the name N. Joy, received a Coretta Scott King Honor from the American Library Association. The book was also acquired by Scholastic Books and has sold almost 100,000 copies. Elementary and middle school children have fallen in love with reading and creative writing as a result of the readings and workshops E. N. Joy instructs in schools nationwide. In addition, she is the artistic developer for a young girl group named DJHK Gurls. She pens original songs, drama skits and monologues for the group that deal with messages that affect today’s youth, such as bullying. After being the first content development editor for Triple Crown Publications and ten years as the acquisitions editor for Carl Weber's Urban Christian imprint, E. N. Joy now does freelance editing, ghostwriting, write-behinds and literary consulting. Her clients have included New York Times Bestselling authors, entertainers, aspiring authors, as well as first-time authors. Some notable literary consulting clients include actor Christian Keyes, singer Olivia Longott and Reality Television star Shereé M. Whitfield. You can visit BLESSEDselling Author E. N. Joy at or email her at

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What does crazy look like? 

Let Deborah tell it, it's the reflection that looks back at her in the mirror. She has a career she loves, two beautiful children and a handsome and successful husband. Her life seems to be the blueprint almost every woman she knows would kill to live. But working full-time, being a full-time mother, full-time wife and a full-time Sunday only Christian seems to be taking its toll on her. With all the scheming and shenanigans Deborah orchestrated to get this lifestyle, she might have to come up with a whole set of new ones to maintain it. Lynox is Deborah's husband who she thanks God for putting back into her life after a game of cat and mouse that defies the laws of romance. He feels that all Deborah needs is to let her hair down, maybe make some new friends and live a little. When Deborah agrees and then suspects Lynox of having an affair with the woman that he suggested she form a friendship with, will he live to regret his own advice? 

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

#TeaserTuesday - See Me, Too

Here's a snippet from See Me, Too. Enjoy!!

He stood from his chair, walked over to the spot on the floor, and sat down. Drawing his knees to his chest, he lowered his head, allowing his tears to flow. He’d done all he could, all that was within his power, to erase what his father did to his mother, because in his mind, if he could only erase it, it would once again be okay for him to admire the man. Not admire, but idolize. He still idolized him, even with the knowledge and evidence of what he really was all around him. He couldn’t shake his father’s sordid past, the demons he’d carried around until the day of his death and never exorcised. He couldn’t shake the suffocating cloud of his father’s madness any more than he could shake his admiration for the man or his envy of his talent and fame. He was even envious of his mother’s devotion to his father and how she protected his legacy even still.
It was ludicrous, ridiculous for such a mixture of feelings to be brewing inside of him. He was a talented writer in his own right. He had a beautiful wife and a child on the way, and he was rich, thanks to the estate his father left behind. But, he couldn’t help it. He wanted more. No, he needed more. He needed to become better than David Moy—richer, more famous, more powerful, and far more revered.
He was tired of standing in his father’s shadow.
He wiped his eyes and glanced around the room. Nothing had changed. The décor was just as his father had left it. He’d forbidden Sandra from changing anything in it. But now he saw the flaw in his logic. How could he ever move from beneath the glare of his shadow if his work space went unchanged? He sighed deeply and decided to buy new furniture, maybe he’d even hire a decorator. This room, along with everything else in the house, would be his, not his father’s.
With a new resolve, he stood to his feet, made one step, and heard a floorboard creak. He frowned. He hadn’t noticed that before. He lifted his foot and stepped on the spot again.
For reasons unknown to him, Jason yanked the Persian rug from the floor, fell to his knees, and inspected the oak flooring. He ran his fingers over the slats of wood and once he found the right spot, lifted the loose floorboard with extreme ease. He gasped softly as his eyes fell on a leather-bound journal nestled beneath the floor. He opened it and his eyes widened as he took in the graceful strokes of his father’s severely slanted handwriting…

Monday, July 11, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Vengeful Vows Virtual Book Tour and #BookReview


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Paperback: 378 pages 
Publisher: eLectio Publishing (May 25, 2016) 
ISBN-10: 1632131889 
ISBN-13: 978-1632131881

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 Parker J Cole the author of Dark Cherub and the Sins of the Flesh series; this includes Many Strange Women, The Other Man, and Vengeful Vows. She is also host of The Write Stuff, which showcases Christian authors worldwide and the Parker J Cole Show interviewing guest, news, and commentary. When not writing or hosting, she spends most of her time reading, knitting, cooking and concocting new ideas for stories. She lives in Michigan with her husband and dog, Sarah.

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 Daffodil Simmons knows how the world works. She’s the spider, all the world is a fly. She has spent her life spinning webs, using people for personal gain. And now, she’s about to spin her biggest one yet – for vengeance. She'll do whatever it takes to get revenge on the two men who abandoned her: her father, and her former lover. When she blackmails her half-sister Leah Westwood’s ex-lover to do her bidding, she tightens her fist around his will and brings him into submission to her plans. Vincent Miller hates that Daffodil has a noose around his neck, forcing him to do whatever she wants. But he’ll do anything to steal Leah back from Jacob Westwood, the man who destroyed his life, even if it means making a deal with a blue-eyed spider. Yet as Daffodil spins her web, he finds himself entrapped by a silk of a very different kind and intrigued by a woman who only sees him as expendable prey Everything is going according to plan until another spider, a ghost from Daffodil's past, begins to interfere with their web. It's a battle of wits against a powerful foe. When it comes time to make the ultimate choice, can Daffodil lay aside everything she’s ever known… for something even greater? Can Vincent set aside his need for revenge to go after what’s in front of 

My Review:

Full of schemes, plots, sub-plots, twists, and turns, Vengeful Vows reminds me of an old Hollywood noir movie--visual, moody, and intriguing. The author's writing skills are undeniable as she weaves a tale of twisted revenge. Vividly descriptive, this book was a delight to read, a bit twisted, but a delight, lol. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good, solid, clean tale.

5 Stars

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

New Release - See Me, Too!!

New Release!!! Now Available!!!

“Love is as destructive as it is generative, as perfidious as it is devoted, as unseemly as it is beautiful.” – Dr. David A. Moy

In this sequel to the controversially explosive novel, See Me, we revisit the Moy family and learn that the legacy of dysfunction left behind by the brilliant Dr. David Moy is more entrenching than one could ever imagine.

Olivia has moved on with Bennett Paul but finds that letting go of the past is not at all easy.

A newly married Jason Moy finds himself battling demons of his own.

Avery Moy is tangled in emotions he can't seem to control.

New characters are also introduced, and new secrets are revealed in See Me, Too.