VBD Author Spotlight: Genevieve D. Woods

Victorious By Design is pleased to feature author Genevieve D. Woods. Genevieve is the author of the bestselling Greatest Love series. She writes flawed characters that do not always start out on the right path.

“I write inspirational drama that causes spiritual reflection. I write from what I like to believe is a spiritual practice/viewpoint and how it relates to the trials and triumphs of everyday life,” Genevieve said.

Genevieve is an avid reader of all genres. She has a great love of music, which, if you pay close attention, you’ll see come through in her writing. Check out her  books.

THE GREATER LOVE SERIES

These are Christian love stories that reflect the greatest love of all times—the love that is Christ’s love for his bride, the church.

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Each character in the Greatest Love series is thrust into a whirlwind of drama filled with abuse, betrayal, secrets, and scandals. Experience dark times, inspirational times, and romantic times with these characters.

As secrets are revealed, life-altering decisions are made. The characters will face the reality that their duty is to fear God and keep his commandments, or deal with the consequences of their actions.

The characters fall down, they curse, they have physical and verbal altercations, they do not deny their flesh. But through the love of Jesus Christ, they find redemption and happiness (in most cases).

Genevieve doesn’t always agree with her character’s actions, but she allows them to follow their paths.

Get ready to face emotional times as you read the Greater Love series.

The following books are in the Greater Love series:

Book 1 – All I’ll Ever Ask
Book 2 – After Church: Walking Worthy….After the Benediction!
Book 3 – Dawn and Autumn: Finding Him
Book 4 – Just Be Held
Book 5 – The Conclusion

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UPCOMING RELEASE

Title: Kalee’s Secret Love (Book 1 – Love Undefiled series)

Genre: Christian Fiction

Release Day: 12/4/2017

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Kalee Maxwell has been raised to honor her parents and to live her life according to church doctrine. For the past twenty years, she has done exactly that until the fateful moment she meets a man who stops her heart. On that day, her life changed and birthed the beginning of many secrets.

Charles Monroe II, the heir to the Monroe Hotel and Resort Conglomerate, has inherited millions and turned them into billions. As ruthless as he may be in the corporate world, he is as charming in the media’s eye. During a chance encounter at a University in TN, Charles meets the lovely Kalee Maxwell and is completely captivated. Their love story should be a fairytale . . . only it’s not.

Find out what happens when family drama and tragedy puts their love to the test in Kalee’s Secret Love.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Genevieve D. Woods is the bestselling author of the Greatest Love series. She is a believer in Jesus and feels she has been called to tell Christian love stories that reflect the greatest love of all times—the love that is Christ’s love for his bride, the church. Her novels, All I’ll Ever Ask, After Church, Dawn and Autumn, and Just Be Held, consistently hold steady in the top 50 books in African American Christian Fiction on Amazon.com with Just Be Held debuting at #2. Her novel, Love Again, debut on Amazon at #1 in African American Christian Fiction paperback and Kindle, and Extended Families. Genevieve lives in Memphis, TN, with her husband and three children.

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Thanks for joining us, Genevieve. All the very best in your endeavors. Stay victorious!

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 Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of the Encounters of the Heart  series

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VBD Author Spotlight – M. A. Malcolm

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. With a passion for enhancing the work of Christian writers, she is certified in copyediting and is the founder of Nitpicking with a Purpose. 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 of 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 publication of His Last Resort (the prequel to His Last Hope) in 2017, the first part of her relatively recent vision of creating the His Last Hope Series has come true. She is currently working on two more manuscripts in the series.

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.

She loves hearing from readers, and can be reached via her website authormamalcolm.com. You may also sign up there for her mailing list if you’d like to receive occasional emails and special offers, including bonus chapters and printable coloring pages for both adults and children. Book clubs may invite her to appear in person or via the Internet for live discussions surrounding her books. She is also on Facebook and Instagram as @AuthorMAMalcolm.

HIS LAST HOPE

***WINNER! Christian Small Publisher Association’s 2016 BOOK OF THE YEAR – ROMANCE***
It’s a nightmare from which she can’t seem to wake up. With no name, no memory and no identification, she can only answer to the name given to her–Hope. In the hospital, she is befriended by an older woman who becomes her lifeline, but even “Aunt Ruby” is stunned when Hope shares the mysterious circumstances of her amnesia and the unexpected complication: she’s pregnant.

When Professor Daniel Donahue returns to Florida from teaching abroad, he’s suspicious of the stranger now living with his beloved aunt. He makes it his mission to discredit Hope and disclose what he believes are her devious intentions.

Hope can’t help but feel the tension between them, but just below the surface lies an inexplicable attraction. With each passing day, Daniel finds it harder to deny his feelings, but before he can acknowledge them, he must face the pain of his past and resolve his issues with God. Can he lay his heart on the line, never knowing if someone else is out there, ready to reclaim his new-found Hope?

HIS LAST RESORT

Makeup artist Claire is everything future minister Robert knows he doesn’t want, so why can’t he get her off his mind?

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. The way he sees it, Claire Foxwood and women like her are more focused on impressing others than on their eternal souls. As a man of God, it’s his duty to set them straight, right?

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

SO VERY…MAX

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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Book Trailer – So Very…Max

Theme Song – To the Max

 

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Thanks for stopping by, Marsha. It was great having you. Stay victorious.

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VBD Author Spotlight: Lorine S. Thomas

We are delighted to spotlight author Lorine S. Thomas. She writes thrillers and suspense novels.

According to Lorine, “My latest release, Beauty and Bloodshed, was officially released on my wedding anniversary since it is my labor of love. 

It was a much easier process than my first book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This whole writing and publishing process has shown me that you are never too old to take a chance on something new.

If you love a good crime drama, look no further. Follow the breadcrumbs in my latest release.”

CHECK OUT HER BOOKS

Title: Beauty and Bloodshed

Genre: Crime

Release Day: June 21, 2017

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What happens when you mix the city that never sleeps, the world’s oldest profession, and a methodical killer? You have the ingredients for one hell of a roller coaster ride.

When Det. Joseph Hall gets called to the scene of a dead prostitute, at first, he works it as a random case. But, when another body turns up, he begins to realize that something more calculated and sinister is at work.

Now, Det. Hall must rely on his instincts and ability more than ever to find this ruthless predator. Alongside his new partner, and returning allies, Dr. Reece and ADA Calloway, they begin a citywide manhunt for the killer who is stalking the streets. But as the killer circles closer, nothing prepared them for this kind of psychopathic behavior.

Can they stop this madman before he claims his next victim? Will the streets of New York City be safe again?

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A REVIEW OF BEAUTY & BLOODSHED

“After reading Cross Your Heart, I couldn’t wait for her next book to come out. As soon as I heard this one was coming out I preordered it. I am so HAPPY I did. I could not put it down….” Amazon Customer

CHECK OUT “CROSS YOUR HEART”

Title: Cross Your Heart

Genre: Thrillers

Release Day: February 4, 2015

THE BLURB

Some say that pranks are just harmless fun. But no one ever said anything about them turning your life as you know it upside down. What was originally thought of as a harmless stunt, would later turn out to be the catalyst for a series of events that would shake their worlds to the foundation.

When one of their closest friends is found brutally murdered, one by one their lives are then turned into a living nightmare. The remaining friends struggle to try and keep a long hidden secret in the past. But reality breaks through in a heartbeat as they too are slowly being picked off one by one. A pact made long ago that then seemed innocent has now come back to have severe and deadly consequences.

With a killer bent on extracting his own brand of justice and seemingly one step ahead of the police, danger lurks around every corner. Not sure who they can trust, they lean harder on one another. Thrust into a dangerous situation, secrets are exposed and a long forgotten love is rekindled.

The twists and turns only get crazier as time passes by and gives a whole new meaning to that old saying: Cross your heart and hope to die…..

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A REVIEW OF CROSS YOUR HEART

“Fanatic, absolutely loved the story. Again I had to step outside my usual romance. I’m on a mission to broaden my horizons by reading other genres. This novel was my first murder mystery and Mrs. Lorine did not disappoint. The story had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end.” Amazon Customer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lorine’s early childhood was filled with a passion for reading just about anything that caught her attention and captured her imagination. She read things between the Sweet Valley High series to anything by V.C. Andrews. She soon found that along with reading, she developed a talent for storytelling and writing, specifically the form of poetry.

It wasn’t until she was in her adult years when she dove into her first thriller, “The Switch” by Sandra Brown, and that got her hooked on that genre.  She marveled at how authors were able to write such captivating stories and characters and often wondered what their secret was.

She would soon find that out when in 2006, she came up with the crazy idea of seeing if she had what it took to put pen to paper and write a full-length story. At first not quite sure where to start, she looked for ideas everywhere but nothing seemed to light the inspiration bulb. And then after weeks of nothing, the idea just came to her in the middle of one winter’s cold night.

Between the late hours at her full-time job, long spans of writer’s block and then finally a damaged beyond repair computer, she didn’t think that she would ever complete the first draft. But soon, the block lifted and her husband gifted her with a brand new laptop for Christmas. And that was all the motivation she needed to finish her greatest challenge. It was hard work and very tiring but she persevered and in February of 2015, she published the finished project.

Lorine currently resides in New York with her loving husband of twelve years and the love and support of her five wonderful step-children and two spirited grandchildren.

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Thanks for joining us, Lorine! All the very best in your writing endeavors. Stay victorious!

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 Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of the Encounters of the Heart  series

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