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


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.





“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


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!

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 Ann Marie Bryan

CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design

Author of the Encounters of the Heart  series




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