VBD Author Spotlight: M. A. Malcolm

 

Write Now Literary is pleased to announce His Last Resort, a Contemporary Christian Romance by author M.A. Malcolm, March 27-April 7, 2017.

ASIN: B06XQDPTT1

ISBN-10: 9769581550

ISBN-13: 978-9769581555

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

M. A. Malcolm, a native of Jamaica, is a wife, mother, stepmother, daughter, sister and aunt. She is a freelance copy editor, administrative service provider and self-publishing consultant who also works part-time as an educator. With a passion for enhancing the work of Christian writers, she is certified in copyediting and is the founder of Nitpicking with a Purpose (NitpickingwithaPurpose.com). Over the years, she has worked with a host of local and international authors and authors-to-be.

When she published her first book, “His Last Hope: A Contemporary Christian Romance” in July, 2015, she fully expected it to be ‘one and done.’ She had no intention of writing another book of any kind; however, readers have demanded more, and the Lord has made it possible for her to comply. Not only has He allowed her more time to write; He has also given her more messages to share.

With the anticipated publication of “His Last Resort,” the first part of her relatively recent vision of turning “His Last Hope” into a series has come true. She is currently working on two more manuscripts in the series, and has plans for a third.

In 2016, she also became a children’s author with the publication of her first children’s book, “So very… Max!”—a modern-day response to Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling.”

Mrs. Malcolm has been a part of Faith in Christ Ministries in Westmoreland, Jamaica, for more than ten years. She divides her time among her family; work and writing projects; dogs; to-be-read list, and catching up on much-needed sleep.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Driven and focused, business owner and future pastor Robert Marsden knows exactly what he wants… and what he doesn’t. The Do Not Disturb sign he’s placed on his heart is his way of discouraging the ‘wanna-be first ladies’ who’ve set their sights on him… ladies like Claire Foxwood. The way he sees it, Claire and others like her are clearly more focused on impressing others than on their eternal souls.

Claire can’t help her attraction to Robert, but his decision to make a public spectacle of her hurts to the core. Part of her wants to give him a piece of her mind, but the rest of her remains infatuated with the man who’s too attractive for his – and her – own good. If only she didn’t feel like he has a role to play in her destiny!

Can Ruby “Aunt Ruby” Crawford’s words of godly wisdom peppered with a hint of humor help the misguided pair look deep within themselves and discover God’s plan for their lives?

“Do you go out of your way to be offensive to everyone? Or am I special?” She folded her arms and looked crossly at Robert. Chaz stood alert, as if he was aware of his owner’s mood.

“Excuse me?” He wondered if he’d heard her right.

“I’ve wracked my brain, Mr. Marsden. I’ve gone over every minute of every conversation we’ve ever had, and the only time I remember being even a little bit rude to you was that day at your church. Clearly, my defensiveness that day made more of an impact than I thought, so please let me apologize. I’m sorry for my behavior that afternoon. I was annoyed that you had so easily forgotten me, although I obviously remembered meeting you. It was childish, and if I was rude or out of line, I’m really sorry. Now, if you don’t mind, I need to go.”

She stepped away from him, but Robert moved in front of her and stood with his legs wide apart and his hands on his hips, effectively blocking her path. It was amazing how attractive she was with her face free of makeup and covered in perspiration. If circumstances were different, he might be tempted to lean forward and kiss the bead of sweat from just above her top lip and then maybe he’d—

He caught himself mid-thought and tried to remember what she had just said.

As if she were aware of the direction his thoughts had taken, she retrieved a small towel that had been tucked into the waistband of her pants and mopped her face.

“Thank you for the apology, as unnecessary as it was. Exactly how have I ever been offensive to you?”

She gave a wry laugh. “I guess the word is not so much offensive as it is judgmental.” She moved towards the nearby park bench, but remained standing.

“Me? Judgmental?” He was quite confused. Was he hearing right?

“You. Judgmental….”







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Thanks for stopping by Marsha. Congrats on your new release.

Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of the Encounters of the Heart  series

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A Place For My Heart


From #1 Amazon Bestselling author Ann Marie Bryan comes the highly anticipated third installment in the Encounters of the Heart series – an emotionally gripping account of a most unexpected love, and a marvelous reflection of God’s grace.

Crushed by heartache and desperate for an escape, he makes a life-changing choice.

When Chandler Peynard staggers into Sabrina Benjamin’s life, he is desperate for an escape route. Battling feelings of isolation, he has erected barriers around his heart, often times leaving a trail of broken dreams behind him.

Sabrina’s happily-ever-after was ripped away months ago, but she hasn’t given up on finding love. Still, she is caught off guard by her feelings for Chandler, a man who could hardly be described as a model man of God. As an unexpected bond develops between them, she wants more—a lot more than Chandler is prepared to give, because falling in love and putting down roots are not a part of his plan.

Touched by Sabrina’s kindness and faith, Chandler makes a life-changing choice; however, complication is inevitable when the past he’d thought was long buried, pushes him to confront matters he would have given anything to forget. As he struggles to release himself from his past and embrace the future, he offers Sabrina a place in his heart, but she demands all of it.

In a season that has brought so many changes, Chandler longs for peace in his soul and yearns for love. Will he trust God with all of his heart in order to overcome his past? Will he be able to testify that God’s grace wins every time? Will he find the strength to take a chance at life and love with Sabrina?

 Standalone books in the Encounters of the Heart series:

Book 1 – Shades of the Heart

Book 2 – Mirrored Heart: Sealed by Fire

Book 3 – A Place for my Heart

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 Ann Marie Bryan

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Author of Encounters of the Heart Series

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VBD Author Spotlight: Angela Y. Hodge

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Victorious By Design is delighted to spotlight Author Angela Y. Hodge and her new release, Daybreak: 100 Powerful Breakthrough Moments for Women. Angela  wears many hats – Author, Visionary Director,  and Motivational Speaker -  so we are excited to feature her.

“I wrote this book to encourage and inspire women to keep standing strong, that no matter what come our way, we can rise above it all with praise,” Angela stated.

Title: Daybreak: 100 Powerful Breakthrough Moments for Women

Release Day: Monday, March 20, 2017

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Daybreak: 100 Powerful Breakthrough Moments for Women is a collection of quotes, Scriptures, poems and prayers to help uplift and encourage women to embrace their power from within.

We as women are very powerful and unique individuals. Our pasts do not define who we are. Let your true beauty and vision shine bright and rise above it all.

I encourage each of your to take a moment with Daybreak-sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of today.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Angela Yolanda Hodge was born and raised in the beautiful town of Madison, Florida. While enduring many challenges over the years, Angela found a way to overcome the pain and rejection from her childhood. Through Faith, the word of God gave her the courage to write and the confidence to dig deep inside her feelings while going through her trials.

Angela has published three books, in the Daybreak Book Collection titled:  Daybreak: Gaining Strength Through Our Pain, Daybreak: Rising Above It All with Praise, and Daybreak: A Prayer Book for Children.  Angela also published two short stories “One Kept Secret”, and “A Wicked Twist of Fate,” earned Angela a 2nd place prize in the Tallahassee Authors Network’s short story contest.

She is the Founder and Visionary Director of the Daybreak Community Outreach Program, which is a volunteer Christian based program designed to allow individuals to become creative in their reading and writing skills.  She is the coordinator for the TAN Christian Sub-Group. She also volunteers as a reader and reviewer for Global Multi Media Enterprise (GMME) publishing company.

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To find out more about Angela, please visit:

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Thanks for sharing with us, Angela! Congratulations on your new release. Stay victorious!

 Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of the Encounters of the Heart  series

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Book Cover Reveal – A Place For My Heart

Victorious By Design is pleased to share with you, the cover of Ann Marie Bryan’s next novel, A Place For My Heart, Book 3 – The Encounters of the Heart series.

GENRE: Christian Fiction Romance

RELEASE DATE: Thursday, March 30, 2016

STANDALONE BOOKS IN THE ENCOUNTERS OF THE HEART SERIES:

Book 1 – Shades of the Heart (The story of Blake & Gabrielle Montgomery)
Book 2 – Mirrored Heart: Sealed by Fire (The story of Larry & Rozene Kanate)
Book 3 (Coming 3/30/17) – A Place for my Heart (The story of Chandler Peynard)

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VBD Author Spotlight: LaToya Murchison

Max - Back cover

Write Now Literary is pleased to announce Anika’s Story Book Release Tour with author LaToya Murchison, January 3, 2017.

Publication Date: December 31, 2016

Genre: Non-fiction

ASIN: B01NCJ6V1D

ABOUT THE BOOK

Depression, healing, and forgiveness played a huge role in Anika Sims life. At first glance, you would think Anika has her life together. She is the CEO of Regal Publishing LLC. She has five New York Best Sellers and is the youth minister at her church. However, behind the smile that she always carries is a woman filled with pain and moments of depression. Anika’s Story: will show you the importance of making peace with your past and forgiving those that have hurt you.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

LaToya Murchison is a Woman After God’s Own Heart. LaToya was born and raised in Southern Pines, NC and started writing poetry as a junior in high school. LaToya found that writing allowed her to be creative and eventually discovered her interest in becoming a published author. After graduating from high school and uncertain of her career path, she attended and received an Associate Degree in Office Systems Technology from Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, N.C.

LaToya is passionate about encouraging, helping, and building up others. She gave her life over to Christ 8 years ago and is the best decision she ever made. At the age of 18 doctors told her that she would not live to see the age of 25. On August 2, 2016 she turned 38 years old and she continues to give God all the thanks daily because she knows that if it had not been for the plan and the favor that he had set for her life before she was born she would not be here today. LaToya loves to spread the word of God everywhere she goes.

In LaToya created a Facebook Group named D.O.V.E Daughters of Virtue with a mission to unite women who strive to encourage and empower other women and members of their community. She created dove to promote unconditional love, peace unity and the importance of understanding and respecting women’s individual’s rights to choose a spiritual path.

LaToya serves as Media Director, Vacation Bible School Director, YPCL Director and Children’s Ministry Assistant at Love Grove Free Will Baptist Church. LaToya published her first book A Praying Heart on November 21, 2014 and her second book Poetic Expressions on May 30, 2015.

As a virtual assistant, she has assisted countless authors with developing their online presence. Services include graphic design, social media management, interviews, and e-book fairs.

When LaToya isn’t working for a client or doing something literary, she enjoys spending time with family and working with the youth in her church. For more information about her literary endeavors, visit her online at http://latoyaauthor.wixsite.com/authorlatoyam.

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Thanks for stopping by LaToya! It was great to have you. Congrats on your new release. Stay victorious!

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 Ann Marie Bryan

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VBD Author Spotlight: Marsha A. Malcolm

Victorious By Design is delighted to spotlight award-winning, bestselling author Marsha Malcolm and her new release, So Very… Max!

MUSINGS ON MAX

According to Marsha, “Since I never really expected to be a writer, it isn’t all that strange that I never envisioned myself as a children’s book writer. I am—and have always been—a reader. As a child, I fantasized about writing, but I never really expected anything to come of it until I had something that needed to be shared. Since I have terrible stage fright, I knew I couldn’t count on using my actual voice to speak, so I decided to write a book. My debut novel, “His Last Hope: A Contemporary Christian Romance” was self-published in July, 2015, and has been a real blessing to its readers. I know God used me to reach them, and I am humbled and amazed. The fact that it was named the Christian Small Publisher Romance Book of the Year 2016 was icing on the proverbial cake.

Its publication posed a very specific challenge, however; my son, who has been reading since the age of two, saw that I had written a novel, and became jealous that it wasn’t a book he could read (and believe me, he tried!). “When are you going to write a book for me?” he would ask. So I decided to give it a try. I’d read Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” as a child and loved it, but when I read it with my son, I became concerned that everyone really began to appreciate the ‘ugly duckling’ only after he had been transformed into the beautiful swan. I wondered what would have become of him if he’d stayed… well… ugly. Would no one have learned to appreciate him? Would no one have seen his value? And that was when my character “Max” was born.

Max - Back cover

Max is a foal, but he’s also essentially the ‘duckling’ who would never blossom into a swan. He is the ‘duckling’ who needs to learn to appreciate himself, ‘flaws and all,’ and to see what no one else sees when they look at him. My children’s story So very… Max! explores the idea that the very things that make us ‘different’ from everyone else are also the things that make us ‘special.’ While it’s not necessarily about people with special needs, it can be seen as an invitation for families to begin a discussion about those who do have special needs. It also encourages readers to learn to love themselves rather than change in order to be like everyone else.”

THE BLURB

Being Max isn’t easy. He’s just so different from every other foal at the farm. Momma Milly Mare protects her baby and showers him with tons of love, convinced that what makes him different is what makes him special. Sure of his mother’s love, Max still struggles with being stared at by disapproving eyes. When all the other foals find themselves in danger, it’s Max who triumphs and shows them what makes him So very… Max!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marsha A. Malcolm is a native of Jamaica, where she works as a copy editor, freelance administrative service provider and part-time educator. A wife and mother, she believes “readers are leaders” and that children who enjoy reading have an automatic advantage in many areas of life. She wrote So very… Max! because her son asked her to write him a book, and she was only too happy to comply. She also publishes under the name M. A. Malcolm.

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Thanks for stopping by, Marsha! It was great to have you. Congrats on your new release. Stay victorious!

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 Ann Marie Bryan

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Sweet Sale! Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire

Looking for a great read? Look no further, “Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire” by Ann Marie Bryan is on sale for $0.99.

Two hearts. Mirrored secrets. The ultimate solution – A marriage sealed by fire. Grab a copy of this enchanting slice of love and faith. Don’t forget to breathe.

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From #1 Amazon Bestselling author Ann Marie Bryan comes this stirring and deeply satisfying new addition in the Encounters of the Heart series, about the struggles of two broken hearts, mended by enduring love and sealed by fire.

When life takes unexpected twists and secrets are laid bare – remember to breathe.

Larry Kanate and his wife, Rozene, would be considered a modern day power couple. Years in the making, they have managed to keep love alive while supporting each other’s dreams.

Their undeniable love connection is unshakeable… seemingly unbreakable, until Larry discovers his wife’s crushing secret. As their picture-perfect world falls apart, she does everything in her power to get away from her past sin, but he is bent on never letting her forget it, all the while keeping his “little secret” close to his heart.

When Larry’s day of reckoning comes, will fear hold him hostage or will he be completely honest with himself and God? Will their marriage be strong enough to survive mirrored secrets? Will their faith help them to handle the ultimate solution – a marriage sealed by fire?

For your reading pleasure, “Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire” is available as follows. Please click to order.

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A REVIEW

5 Stars: “I have just finished reading Ann Marie Bryan’s “Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire” and I am at a loss for words… which is saying a LOT, because I am a writer, myself. I found this novel to be particularly meaningful, because it urged me to look at myself — a Christian, a wife, a mother, a writer, a teacher — in a different light. I can honestly say it caused me to enter into some deep self-examination as it relates to being judgmental of the sins of others while carrying around sin that is no more or less “sinful” than theirs. I love a book that makes me think. This novel did more than that — it made me pray.

On to the writing: there can be no denying that Ms. Bryan has a way with words. A true wordsmith, she has the ability to transport you “smack-dab” into the middle of a scene. There were times I felt as if I was in the room watching the characters interact with each other. I could hear the emotion in their voices and feel the tension in the air. Brilliant writing.

This novel was part two of a series, and while it works well as a standalone (you don’t have to read the first to follow this one), I was amazed that by simply shifting perspectives, the writer was able to get me to feel sympathetic towards a character from the first series whom I absolutely did not like. It will be interesting to see how the next book in the series will unfold. I await the third installment with bated breath!

You absolutely ROCK, Ms. Bryan! Keep up the great work!” Amazon Customer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ann Marie Bryan is a dedicated, graceful, multi-talented leader with a passion for excellence. She is the CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design, an organization committed to providing professional writing services, personal and professional development programs and performing arts services.

A Christian Fiction author, Ann Marie writes to educate, inspire and empower others. She desires to tell great stories with fascinating characters to show the awesome power of God in the lives of people and places. Her most recent novel, Shades of the Heart, an Amazon #1 Best Seller, started her Encounters of the Heart series. Book 2, Mirrored Hearts: Sealed By Fire, was released February 2016.

Ann Marie’s greatest passion is to empower others to succeed by tapping into their God-given potential. She enjoys writing, reading, dancing, teaching, meeting people and traveling. Visit Ann Marie at www.victoriousbydesign.com.

 Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of the Encounters of the Heart  series

abryan@victoriousbydesign.com

https://twitter.com/victoriousbydes

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Sweet Sale: Shades of the Heart

Amazon #1 Best Seller, Shades of the Heart by Ann Marie Bryan is on sale for $0.99. A shocking turn of events. Past and present secrets are revealed. Things will never be the same. Will they find the courage to forgive and create a love for all times?

BACK COVER DESCRIPTION

When past and present secrets are revealed, one thing is sure – things will never be the same.

All was well in Blake Montgomery’s magnificent world. He was actively involved in ministry at church, employed by a great company, and to top it all off, he was happily married to Gabrielle, and awaiting the new addition to his family.

Gabrielle found the love of her life. From the moment they met, their chemistry was undeniable. But, Blake had to work tirelessly to tear down the wall she had built up against ever loving again, and she was glad he did. They shared a love they attributed only to the grace of God on their lives…a love so rare.

When a dramatic turn of events disclosed shocking secrets, everything changed. As their marriage explodes and their lives shift in unexpected directions, both must learn to relinquish control and trust God in order to embrace the future.

Life-altering struggles can be the pathway to new beginnings. Will they find the courage to forgive and create a love for all times?

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A REVIEW

5 Stars: “This book in one word: POWERFUL! As a married woman, this book ministered to my soul. I loved how the author took us through every emotion of dealing with the extreme lows in crisis to the extreme highs. The personal battle to move towards forgiveness, restoring, rebuilding and ultimately the true meaning of love were all brought in full circle showcasing that love truly endures all things. This is an excellent display of how our faith and relationship with God can develop and the importance of having strong and true supporters in your corner. I loved Blake and Gabby together but what I loved most was their individual story of growth. Excellent job and excellent read!” Amazon Customer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ann Marie Bryan is a dedicated, graceful, multi-talented leader with a passion for excellence. She is the CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design, an organization committed to providing professional writing services, personal and professional development programs and performing arts services.

A Christian Fiction author, Ann Marie writes to educate, inspire and empower others. She desires to tell great stories with fascinating characters to show the awesome power of God in the lives of people and places. Her most recent novel, Shades of the Heart, an Amazon #1 Best Seller, started her Encounters of the Heart series. Book 2, Mirrored Hearts: Sealed By Fire, was released February 2016.

Ann Marie’s greatest passion is to empower others to succeed by tapping into their God-given potential. She enjoys writing, reading, dancing, teaching, meeting people and traveling. Visit Ann Marie at www.victoriousbydesign.com.

 Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of the Encounters of the Heart  series

abryan@victoriousbydesign.com

https://twitter.com/victoriousbydes

http://www.facebook.com/victoriousbydes

Sweet Sale: Encounters of the Heart Series

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The two books in the Encounters of the Heart series are on sale for $0.99 each. These books were designed for your reading pleasure and empowerment. Get ready for the fire, the explosion, and the bliss.

SHADES OF THE HEART (Book 1)

When past and present secrets are revealed, one thing is sure – things will never be the same.

All was well in Blake Montgomery’s magnificent world. He was actively involved in ministry at church, employed by a great company, and to top it all off, he was happily married to Gabrielle, and awaiting the new addition to his family.

Gabrielle found the love of her life. From the moment they met, their chemistry was undeniable. But, Blake had to work tirelessly to tear down the wall she had built up against ever loving again, and she was glad he did. They shared a love they attributed only to the grace of God on their lives…a love so rare.

When a dramatic turn of events disclosed shocking secrets, everything changed. As their marriage explodes and their lives shift in unexpected directions, both must learn to relinquish control and trust God in order to embrace the future.

Life-altering struggles can be the pathway to new beginnings. Will they find the courage to forgive and create a love for all times?

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MIRRORED HEARTS: SEALED BY FIRE (BOOK 2)

When life takes unexpected twists and secrets are laid bare – remember to breathe.

Larry Kanate and his wife, Rozene, would be considered a modern day power couple. Years in the making, they have managed to keep love alive while supporting each other’s dreams.

Their undeniable love connection is unshakeable… seemingly unbreakable, until Larry discovers his wife’s crushing secret. As their picture-perfect world falls apart, she does everything in her power to get away from her past sin, but he is bent on never letting her forget it, all the while keeping his “little secret” close to his heart.

When Larry’s day of reckoning comes, will fear hold him hostage or will he be completely honest with himself and God? Will their marriage be strong enough to survive mirrored secrets? Will their faith help them to handle the ultimate solution – a marriage sealed by fire?

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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ann Marie Bryan is a dedicated, graceful, multi-talented leader with a passion for excellence. She is the CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design, an organization committed to providing professional writing services, personal and professional development programs and performing arts services.

A Christian Fiction author, Ann Marie writes to educate, inspire and empower others. She desires to tell great stories with fascinating characters to show the awesome power of God in the lives of people and places. Her most recent novel, Shades of the Heart, an Amazon #1 Best Seller, started her Encounters of the Heart series. Book 2, Mirrored Hearts: Sealed By Fire, was released February 2016.

Ann Marie’s greatest passion is to empower others to succeed by tapping into their God-given potential. She enjoys writing, reading, dancing, teaching, meeting people and traveling. Visit Ann Marie at www.victoriousbydesign.com.

 Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of the Encounters of the Heart  series

abryan@victoriousbydesign.com

https://twitter.com/victoriousbydes

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VBD Author Spotlight: Paulette Harper

Victorious By Design is delighted to spotlight bestselling author Paulette Harper and her upcoming release, Secret Places Revealed.

Release Day: July 12, 2016

Genre: Inspirational Fiction Romance

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Single and content, Real Estate Developer, Aaron Blackman is determined not to be in another relationship. His ex Macy, gave him enough heartache to last a life time. The only thing that has his attention right now is his growing business, that’s until Simone Herron comes along. Fighting to keep his promise to himself, he soon learns that when it comes to love some rules are meant to be broken.

After losing her fiancé to an untimely death, Simone Herron is relocating and trying to put the past behind her. A new chapter in her life is what she is hoping for but what happens when her past and her present collide? Will she let the walls she has built come down?

Simone must learn that in order to love again, she must conquer her past fears and allow God to put all the broken pieces together.

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A REVIEW OF SECRET PLACES REVEALED

“Secret Places Revealed opens with Aaron’s single-minded determination to not become involved in anything more than his blossoming, potentially successful business pursuits – but life has a way of changing even the most carefully determined plan, and so it is that Simone enters Aaron’s life with her own preset obstacles to romance.

It should be mentioned that this is billed as an inspirational romance. This label means that God’s hand is ever-present throughout the story line, and that spiritual references are part of the events. Even when His will is being questioned, forces are being set into place that will lead both characters in new directions: “People told her never to question God. But those who knew Simone knew her to be inquisitive. She couldn’t understand why God had taken away the only man she ever truly loved. Joshua was her soul mate, her friend, the love of her life, her future children’s father.”

Manhattan is the backdrop for the romantic action; but both characters are experiencing lives interrupted by challenging changes when they meet, and sparks don’t fly automatically when so many jigsaw pieces of their broken lives remain scattered. It will take a miracle (or divine intervention) for these wounded individuals to overcome their pain and see love and broken dreams alike forging new directions for their lives.

On the face of it, Secret Places Revealed is a romance, to be sure. But there’s something deeper happening than an attraction between two powerful, professional individuals, and this is where the spiritual side of the story comes into play.

Many satisfying devices are used: street talk and slang are realistic and well done, the characters of Aaron and Simone are both visions of beauty both internally and externally, and there are many light moments sprinkled throughout, as when a young man with saggy pants tries to flirt with Simone right in front of Aaron, using a poor pick-up line that cause both to laugh.

How does healing begin and where does love enter the picture – and how does divine intervention enter into the scene? What flaws are deal-killers and what knowledge serves to solidify the passions and purposes of a deeper love?

Secret Places Revealed covers all these topics and more and is especially recommended for religious romance readers who like their protagonists powerful, sassy, human, and God-driven.” D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paulette is a multi-published, bestselling and award-winning author, who writes Christian fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. She has been writing since 2008.

Paulette is also the owner of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours and as a book writing coach she enjoys assisting aspiring authors navigate through the process of publishing books, marketing and creating an online presence.

Paulette lives in Northern California.

 

CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR

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Thanks for joining us Paulette! Congratulations on upcoming release. Stay victorious!

Please remember to leave a comment and share this post. Thank you!

 Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of the Encounters of the Heart  series

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Go For It

What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer? 

1. Determine why you desire to write. After you have completed that task, do an outline of your ideas.

2. Ask for help.

Don’t be overwhelmed by your lack of knowledge about writing or the publishing industry. Select an individual, group or organization with the knowledge or ability to help you succeed.

3. Educate yourself.

Do research to obtain information on how you can best leverage your knowledge and abilities to fulfill your dream of writing. The internet is filled with information of all sorts about writing, publishing and marketing your book.

4. Determine the genre of your book.

5. Benchmark against the best in the area of your writing assignment. Nevertheless, be a trend setter. Do not be afraid to break new ground.  

6. Research your publishing options (traditional publishing, assisted self-publishing, do-it-yourself publishing) before making the decision.

7. Remember to budget for editing and promotional activities. Create a marketing plan.

8. Create your author platform (website and social media) to connect with readers.

9.  Be enthusiastic about your book. It will help you to move forward when things are not going as planned.

10. Stay away from negative people and those who will talk you out of writing your book.

11. Celebrate the milestones you have achieved during the process of completing your book.

12.  Stay expectant. Trust God. He will bring it to pass.

Ready! Set! Go!

I would like to hear from you. What advice would you give?

Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of the Encounters of the Heart  series

abryan@victoriousbydesign.com

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VBD Author Spotlight: Danyelle Scroggins

Victorious By Design is pleased to spotlight Author Danyelle Scroggins and her new release, Put It In Ink. Danyelle wears many hats – Pastor, Author, Wife, Mother, and Student -  so we are excited to feature her.

“I started Put It In Ink well over eighteen years ago,” Danyelle stated. ”Nothing says determined like dedicating time daily to your dreams!” Smiling, she added, “I’m feeling like my life is taking on a new meaning and I have no way of stopping the process or progress; I wouldn’t want to.”

Read on to learn more about Danyelle and her new release. Please remember to leave a comment so we’ll know you stopped by.

Title: Put It In Ink

Release Day: May 15, 2016

Genre: Christian Fiction

THE BLURB

If you saw the love of your life in bed with another woman, would you ever be able to forgive him or her?

Nikiya Barnett is no spring chicken and she is too smart, too independent, and too wise to see the truth and ignore it. With every ounce of strength she has, she lets go of the only man she thinks she’ll ever love. Just when she’s convinced that moving forward means moving into the arms of someone new, God intervenes and the real truth emerges.

Raja Abrams lost the love of his life, and all because of a one night adventure with the woman who is now his wife. As he builds his future, a key business decision to let God in his business, opens the door for not only prosperity but also problems and possibilities.

Sappora Ink is only doing what she is called to do when she leaves her job and becomes the host of blog talk show Real Folks, Real Truths. Never in a million years would she have ever imagined God to do the exceedingly and abundantly and all because of obedience. Will her talk show be in the middle of a huge scandal or will it expose secrets that need to be exposed?

BUY THIS BOOK

Click to Purchase: Put It In Ink

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I am the Senior Pastor of New Vessels Ministries North and a full time author. I studied Theology at Louisiana Baptist University, have a Psychology Degree from the University of Phoenix, an Interdisciplinary Degree in Psychology /Biblical Studies from Liberty University, and I’m presently working on a Master’s in Religious Education from the Liberty University.

I own Divinely Sown Publishing LLC and am the author of: His Mistress or God’s Daughter?, Not Too Far Gone, Destiny’s Decision, Evonta’s Revenge & The Power Series: Pain, Restoration, Love, & Forgiving. I am also the wife of Pastor Reynard Scroggins a mother of three: Raiyawna, Dobrielle, & DJ; and the extended mother of two: Reynard & Gabriel, and a soon to be grandma aka Queen, of Emiya’rai Grace.

Reading is my hobby and although I love romance, my favorite genre is Christian or Inspirational Fiction. Writing is my love and my job. I write so that others will be able to see God’s hands of mercy and His grace. While some people never make it or feel comfortable in the Christian communal place called the church, I write so that they will get that opportunity at least once a year. Put It In Ink was one of the first books I ever wrote. It is as if the more adamant I became to finish this book, God kept moving into another direction. My set time came and my prayer is that God heal hearts. I know this book is in His timing so it will do what He has set it in the atmosphere to do.

CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR

To find out more about Danyelle, her books and ministry, visit:

Website                                                    Amazon

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Thanks for sharing with us, Danyelle! Congratulations on your new release. Stay victorious!

 Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of the Encounters of the Heart  series

abryan@victoriousbydesign.com

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