Thursday, March 22, 2018

New beginnings...

With the release of A Song For You on February 26th, I decided to concentrate on promotion and marketing of the book and then give myself a week or two to chill. Well, I didn't do much relaxing, but I did get my income tax done and filed away everything that was in a big cardboard box in my office, and read a wonderful book by Atlanta author DL White entitled A Thin Line. I got a chance to meet her at the Wine with Writers event on March 10th. Now I'm reading her novel, Brunch at Ruby's. Both of these books were so good, and I have ever intention of reading her entire backlist!

I'm not the kind of writer who can refrain from writing for long periods of time without getting antsy. During the last three weeks, I started making notes on Book Three in The Lake Series, which now has a title - You Know How to Love Me, after the old Phyllis Hyman song.

A few days ago, after I wrote the opening of Chapter One, the creative juices started flowing and ideas for the story began popping into my head. I spent yesterday morning doing research on a few things.

Book Three is Chelsea's story. If you've read Book Two, you already know Chelsea, Breelyn's other BFF. Chelsea has an interesting backstory, part of which is her affinity for black men. Since she was in middle school, Chelsea has been honestly attracted to the melanated male, much to the chagrin of her ultra-conservative father who is a pastor in the Southern Baptist denomination.

I think I've decided on a character role model for the male protagonist. His name is York Burgos, and I think he's gorgeous.

I won't tell you yet how these two meet, because I'm still working on that. What I will tell you is this couple's relationship is going to cause fireworks in the small town of Eufaula, Alabama, and it's not because of the racial difference.

The secondary characters haven't materialized in my thoughts yet, but this Fall readers will get to find out what's going on with Tangie and Reese and Bree and Pierce.

Stay tuned...

Monday, March 19, 2018

New release showcase!

Hello! This is one of my tour stops during my one month book tour for Get Me Through by Cedric Nelms. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs March 5-30, 2018. Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL.
ISBN-10: 1979321361
ISBN-13: 978-1979321365
Genre: Non Fiction
About The Author

Cedric Nelms was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from St. Bernard High in Playa Del Rey, CA. He attended Morehouse College, where he majored in Biology, with a minor in Psychology.
Cedric has been in the ministry for 18 years and has been working in different areas of ministry, from youth ministry, men’s ministry, teaching, community development, social justice, and civic engagement. He was also the radio host of the Chosen Generation Ministry Radio Show, an internet program/podcast that deals with the intersection of culture, life, and faith. He is the lead pastor of Chosen Generation Fellowship Church, in Long Beach. In addition to that, he is the newly appointed Los Angeles City Director for World Impact, where he is actively working on being a bridge builder between Los Angeles and the Faith Based community.
Cedric has been married to Karen, for 18 years and they have been together for 20 years. They have 5 beautiful children, Erika, Jonathan, and a set of triplets, Isaiah, Khalid, and Courtney. He loves to spend time with his family, reading, watching sports, traveling, going out to eat, writing, and just having a good time!
About The Book
Get Me Through....The Makeover of My Life is a book for all seasons of life. It will lead you through getting out of the places that you are stuck, picking up the pieces after disruption, and releasing yourself to dream again my the future. Get Me Through is path through life's most questionable moments.
The title of the book is purposely open-ended and ambiguous because most people are trying to get through. From Kindergarten to College, people are trying to get through school. Whether you are a high paid executive, entrepreneur, or occupying a cubicle, the daily grind of work and handling life issues is a reality. Still others are trying to get through the seasons of a relationship; the harsh winter or the warm summertime feel that relationships bring. 
On the other hand, the death of a loved one or the death of one’s self-esteem may seem like, to some, as trying to wade through a cloud of never-ending darkness. Ultimately, getting through is a part of the human experience. At some point, trying to get through is a part of everyone’s process, the only difference is each person’s process is tailor made. Even so, no matter what you are struggling to figure out, you are just trying to get through it with your character and sanity intact.
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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thank you!

It's been two weeks since A Song For You, Book Two in The Lake Series released, and sales have been great! I just wanted to thank everyone who's purchased the book, posted about it on your social networks/blog or told a friend about it. I appreciate your support!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Wine with Writers - Atlanta

Last night I attended an event called Wine with Writers held at a cute little place in East Point, GA called the Windmill Arts Center.

When the affair was announced, I got my tickets early, because I was determined to meet Nia Forrester, my favorite indie author. Nia served as a panelist along with Rae Lamar, Jacinta HowardLily Java, Tasha L. Harrison and DL White, and I was not disappointed.

The panel answered questions posed by the moderator and the audience of about 100 readers on everything from diversity in romance to the life of an independent author to the inclusion of current events affecting black people in their writing. The spirited and often comical discussion gave the guests insight into the personalities of our favorite authors, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Being an indie author myself, most of what these women shared was not new to me, but hearing them talk about their experience in this burgeoning segment of the publishing industry encouraged me and boosted my respect for my peers, if that's possible. The industry has gone through a radical change in the last ten years. Contrary to what the naysayers insist on believing, independent publishing has risen from the ugly stepchild of the past to an increasingly respected arm of the business. I found it refreshing to listen to women who were not content to sit around for years and wait to be "chosen" by a traditional publisher. They have been brave enough to get their work directly into the hands of readers, and they are adored by their fans.

The wine, cheese, fruit and chocolate were just an added benefit. 

I just want to say thank you to all of these ladies for making themselves available. It was wonderful!

Monday, March 5, 2018

New Release Showcase!

I am pleased to be able to showcase the upcoming release from Unoma Osiegbu-Nwankwor, entitled To Live Again

What happens when one is so obsessed by past pain that they become shackled by its invisible grip? That is the story of the heroine of To Live Again, Itohan Adolo.

The devastation of Itohan Adolo’s tragic love story creates an anger at the world and distance from her faith. That is until Osaro Ikimi comes along. Although he wasn’t looking for love, he wasn’t one to let an opportunity pass him by.

Just when the couple tried to give love a chance. the opportunity for revenge against her ex falls in Itohan’s lap. Unable to let the opportunity go, she sets a plan in motion. However, the satisfaction she feels is short lived when she discovers that the plan will also destroy the new love she’s just realized she can’t live without.

Love isn’t supposed to keep records of wrong but that’s easier said than done. Will they lean on their faith to heal the damage or are somethings just beyond repair?


“Now I see where you came up with your outlandish assumption.”

His voice caused her to stop digging in her purse for her keys and returned her gaze to him.

“May I?” He gestured toward the drawing.

She nodded, and he removed the tack that held it to the corkboard. She watched as he sauntered toward her. He stood before her. Any closer and his body would touch hers. She moved back, but he moved closer, until she was backed up against the Smart Board. Itohan decided right there and then, she was having a heart attack.

He stared down at her and she accepted his challenge holding his gaze. A vision of him taking her to the morgue because she’d died under the intensity of his gaze flashed through her mind. That could not and would not be her portion, so taking him on wasn’t in her best interest. He was testing her, and she was bound to lose. She should be running and not entering the ring with him. Warning alarms went off in her head. This was a dangerous game, so she gave in. With nowhere else to go, she stepped aside.

“Did that feel like I play for the other team?”

She was stuck. When she told her brother the story, he told her she had inadvertently questioned Osaro’s manhood. Right now, he was trying to prove a point and with the way her breath caught in her chest, he had accomplished his goal.

He bent down, putting his ear at the level of her mouth. “I didn’t hear you, Ms. Adolo.” His tone demanded an answer.

“No,” she whispered.

© Unoma Nwankwor 2018

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Born in Akron, Ohio to Nigerian parents, Unoma Nwankwor is an international bestselling, award winning author of several fiction titles, and a champion of purpose. She is the recipient of the Nigerian Writers’ Award 2015 for Best Faith Based Fiction Writer. At the end of 2016, she was short listed for the Diaspora Writer of the Year. She was also recently named as one of the “100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers Under 40”

When she's not writing fiction, she is passionate about empowering Christianprenuers to remain anchored in hope through the darkness of uncertainty by building confident expectations in the promises of God. She’s the host of the Anchor Talk Podcast, the COO of KevStel Group LLC and Founder of Living A Life of Expectancy. 

Unoma resides in Atlanta with her husband and two children

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Want to know more about Unoma and her other works of fictions? Here is where you can find her.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

A SONG FOR YOU is live on Amazon!

It’s Release Day for A SONG FOR YOU, Book Two in The Lake Series! #Romance  #SmallTown  #Music

Coming soon to Nook and paperback