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?

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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: 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

THE BLURB

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.

 

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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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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?

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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.

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

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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

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VBD Author Spotlight: Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku

Victorious By Design is pleased to spotlight Author Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku and her new release, Wild Whispers, a Tender Novella. According to Stella, “This is the first book I have written with a heroine who is a widow. The great thing is, Adaora is not broken by tragedy.”

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

Release Day: April 21, 2016

Genre: Interracial Romance

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Scarred but not broken, beautiful Adaora Dike made a tough choice early in life and she had no regret until she lost everyone and everything without warning. She finds comfort in a quiet home in the woods, deep in Dagor Village. Out there, Adaora discovers nature and animals do not condemn, only people do. One rainy night, a male shadow dashes across her yard, her heart flips over and she faces emotional chaos.

While on a field trip in Africa, handsome photographer, Gary Mason gets stranded in the woods. He finds an abandoned shelter occupied by a lonely but lovely woman he cannot not get out of his head. This is one photography shoot he wants to forget, but Adaora has a firm grip on his heart and might change his life forever.

Through many Wild Whispers, will Adaora and Gary change each other or will fate intervene to keep them apart?

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AN EXCERPT FROM WILD WHISPERS

The hair on Adaora’s skin straightened. “Did they hurt you, Gary?”

Her voice quaked with fear at the thought of the armed robbers also straying to her house. She scanned Gary again with worried eyes. Except for the dust on his black trousers and polo shirt, he appeared alright.

Gary lifted up his tee-shirt. “Apart from the bruise here,” red angry marks marred the taut flesh covering his ribs, “I’m okay.”

Adaora shot to her feet. “Why didn’t you say anything when you walked in, Gary? I have to put something on your wound.”

“It’s only a bruise,” he insisted with a curl to his lips.

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GIVEAWAY

Wild Whispers Blog Tour began on Monday, April 25, 2016 and will end Thursday, May 26, 2016. Please click Blog Tour to view the schedule.

Star Prize: One Wild Whispers Bracelet

Other Prizes: Flirty & Feisty Romance eBooks of your choice (excluding Wild Whispers)

HOW TO WIN

To win the star prize: Follow Wild Whispers on its exciting Blog Tour and leave comments on every blog. One lucky winner will be drawn from a hat.

To win your choice of Flirty & Feisty Romance eBook (excluding Wild Whispers), leave a comment on this or any other blogs on the blog tour schedule. Your name will be entered into the drawing to win an eBook.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku is a fun loving mother of two teenagers, married to her gorgeous husband and best friend who indulges her romantic habits. Writing contemporary and historical romance novels is an exciting adventure for her. Out of curiosity and belief that love conquers all, she has written several Interracial & Multicultural Romance Novels.

In 2010, Stella created Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels, a collection of toe-curling, intriguing, and skin-tingling romance with compelling characters who have heart and soul and jump off the pages of the book. All her stories are dotted with twists and turns and are set in fascinating Africa, enticing Europe & enchanting America.

To experience and enjoy an intense emotional ride, pick up a copy of any of her novels: Loitering Shadows, Beyond the Lady, The Gardener’s Ice Maiden, Sparkling Dawn, Husband to Rent, Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series #1), Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2), Forbidden Dance, Stolen Valentine Kiss & Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series 2~ Books ~ in ~ 1), Tempting Desire, Seduced Hearts, Red Velvet Rose and Wild Whispers. Stella’s first historical/suspense/mystery romance, Royal Cowries (Cowries Series #1) will give you an insight into a different Africa.

A luxury home by the seaside is on Stella’s wish list. In her spare time, she loves to swim on her back like a starfish, watch TV, go to the movies with her family and read romance novels.

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Please remember to leave a comment and you will be entered into the giveaway. All Stella’s Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels are available on Amazon and Smashwords. Order your copies today

Thanks for joining us Stella! 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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Goodreads Giveaway of Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire

Great Read Alert! Win an autographed copy of “Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire” by Ann Marie Bryan

To enter the giveaway, click Goodreads – Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire. Winners will be announced on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Back Cover Description

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?

What are people saying about Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire?

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

5 STARS: “After reading book 1 and the prequel to book 2, I was more than ready for book 2. I was prepared to be completely upset with Larry and his betrayal of trust with Gabrielle. I quickly found out that his side of story had a valid point. Whew! This book kept me teetering in heart-wrenching emotion. The story allows you to call into question your own beliefs and strengths, leaving you pondering how you truly would react in these rollercoaster of events. By the end, I actually found that I sided and pulled for Larry the entire way of the book. Talk about a stand up man! At his core, he honestly was that. The validity of why Larry did what he did paired with finding out the added portion of Rozene’s true reasons behind the affair just softened my viewpoint more. Despite it all, the love they had for each other was undeniable and I rooted for them! My only issue was with Chandler. Though I wished he would just shoo away the entire book, I do wish we found out more about what happened with him mentally and emotionally because he really was borderline insane by the end of it. And the subtle mention of Madison and Tyler has me wondering…hmmm next book? I would hope so! All in all, I loved this book and this series. This is definitely a must read for singles looking for love and for couples to help them renew their strengths and perhaps air out their grievances so they do not fall into the same traps as Larry and Rozene. Through it all, it proves that with God on your side, earnest love and solid values, you can truly conquer it all.” Amazon Customer

To order a copy of Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire, click the following link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AKUA4UK (FREE on Kindle Unlimited). Visit www.victoriousbydesign.com for more details.

Happy Reading!

 Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of Shades of the Heart

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GIVEAWAY: Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire

Victorious By Design, LLC is pleased to announce the giveaway of two (2) copies of the highly anticipated novel, Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire by Ann Marie Bryan.

With hallmark prowess, Ann Marie Bryan weaves a riveting story of love, faith, and forgiveness.

The story of Larry and Rozene Kanate is anything but the usual. Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire captures the conflicts between real people, and the amazing effect of God’s grace on their lives. This fascinating story unfolds swiftly, pulling you in deeper with every page, to witness the struggles of two broken hearts, mended by enduring love and sealed by fire.

RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2016

GIVEAWAY – TWO (2) AUTOGRAPHED COPIES!

GIVEAWAY PERIOD: Thursday, 1/28/2016 – Wednesday, 2/3/2016.

Countries available: USA ONLY

TO ENTER:

(1)   Post your reply to this question – What is your favorite day of the week?

(2)   Enter your name and e-mail address. (Note: Your email address will not be displayed on the post)

(3)   Click the ADD COMMENT button

GIVEAWAY ENDS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016, 11:00 PM.

A winner will be chosen from those entries and announced on Thursday, February 4, 2016, 12:30 pm.

Happy Reading!

Visit www.victoriousbydesign.com for more details.

 Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of Shades of the Heart

abryan@victoriousbydesign.com

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Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire


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?

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  Ann Marie Bryan, CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of Shades of the Heart

& Unforgettable, My Love Has Come Along

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#1 Amazon Best Seller: My Strategy

Front Cover - Shades of the Heart

In late July 2015, I was filled with excitement because “Shades of the Heart” (Book 1 – Encounters of the Heart series) Kindle edition had reached the #1 Spot on Amazon in the category of African American Christian Fiction.

#1 Best Seller!

Sounds great, but nothing beats the look – a pretty orange ribbon below my book. And, to top it all off, digital book sales were good.

Ironically, reaching the #1 spot was not my primary focus.

My main goals were:

1. To increase readership

The underlying theme of “Shades of the Heart” is the healing power of forgiveness. Since I write with a sense of purpose, I wanted to get my book in the hands of as many readers as possible.

2. To generate sales for current and future books

“Shades of the Heart” is Book 1 in the Encounters of the Heart series so I wanted the momentum in sales to carry over from Book 1 to the other books in the series. Book 2 – Mirrored Hearts: Sealed by Fire, will be out early 2016. Although the books are in a series, they are also stand-alone novels.

My strategy:

The truth is that kudos for this success is due in part to my membership in the “See Ya On The Net Promotion Group” which posts marketing and promotion tips, hold webinars, and offer words of encouragement for members.

Here’s the secret:

SOTH #1 CORRECTUsing some of the promotional ideas from the “See Ya On The Net Promotion Group” and information gained from my Google research, I developed a two-week promotion plan with both free and paid promotions. In addition, I lowered the price of “Shades of the Heart” from $2.99 to $0.99.

Side note: You would be surprised to know how many people will advertise your book for free. Some I had asked to do it, and some just picked up on the momentum.

 

What have I learned?

1. A great book needs to be promoted.

2. Books are purchased mainly on Fridays and Saturdays.

3. Readers like $0.99 books

4. Many people will advertise your book if you ask.

5. The sky is the limit

Extra special thanks to everyone who helped to make this happen.  The response has been amazing.  

For your reading pleasure, “Shades of the Heart” is available as follows:

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Thanks in advance for reading “Shades of the Heart”. As you know, the best advertising is “word of mouth” from happy readers. Please don’t forget to leave a review, even a brief one would be greatly appreciated.

Let me hear from you. As always, stay victorious.

Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of Shades of the Heart

& Unforgettable, My Love Has Come Along

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Mirrored Hearts

He is determined to keep his secret close to his heart. She is living under the crushing weight of her own secret. Will their marriage survive when mirrored secrets are exposed? Find out in this page-turner about faith and love in the face of crushing secrets.

Thank you for reading Mirrored Hearts and for your continued support. This short story was first published on December 22, 2014 in “Truth Awaits You On The Other Side,” an anthology about the consequences of sin. 

The writing of Mirrored Hearts led to the creation of my Encounters of the Heart series. This series is based on Proverbs 4:23 (KJV) –“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Book 1 – Shades of the Heart is a novel about the courage to love in the midst of broken promises, and ultimately about the healing power of forgiveness, and the journey to rediscovering identity. Book 2 – Mirrored Hearts (the novel) will detail the story of Larry and Rozene Kanate. It will be released fall 2015. Although the books are in a series, they are also stand-alone novels.

Again, thank you for reading Mirrored Hearts. Don’t you ever forget, you are Victorious By Design.

Happy reading!

Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of Shades of the Heart

& Unforgettable, My Love Has Come Along

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GIVEAWAY: Shades of the Heart

Victorious By Design, LLC is pleased to announce the giveaway of copies of the highly anticipated novel, Shades of the Heart by Ann Marie Bryan.

With hallmark prowess, Ann Marie Bryan weaves a riveting story of love, faith, and forgiveness.

“A beautiful portrayal of love, turmoil, forgiveness, triumph, and an impeccable faith in God. Loved it!” Beta Reader

Grab your tissue box and brace yourself for this exhilarating and emotional ride.

 

RELEASE DATE: February 23, 2015

GIVEAWAY – TWO (2) AUTOGRAPHED COPIES!

GIVEAWAY PERIOD: Monday, 2/16/2015 – Monday, 3/2/2015

Countries available: USA ONLY

TO ENTER:

Do the following in the comments box below:

(1)   Post your reply to this question – What is your favorite day of the week?

(2)   Enter your name and e-mail address. (Note: Your email address will not be displayed on the post)

(3)   Click the ADD COMMENT button

GIVEAWAY ENDS TUESDAY, MARCH 2 , 2015, 11:00 PM.

A winner will be chosen from those entries and announced on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 12:30 pm.

Happy Reading!

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Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of Shades of the Heart

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Shades of the Heart


A Novel By Ann Marie Bryan

COMING FEBRUARY 23, 2015

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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  Ann Marie Bryan, CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of Shades of the Heart

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