Write Now Literary is
pleased to be coordinating a blog tour for four authors Siera London, Tonya
Barbee, Donneil Jackson and Sierra Kay. This book blast tour will run April 20,
2018. Book your own tour here.
Meet Donneil D. Jackson
Donneil D. Jackson is a writer by nature and a Jersey girl
by heart. Growing up a sheltered child, she used writing as an escape from her
everyday life. She discovered that with writing she could be someone else, do
things Donneil would never do and entertain others. Donneil has been writing
for as long as she can remember, ever since her mother placed a pencil in her
hand. The girl has a niche for painting an elaborate scene while telling a
descriptive tale. One day she began writing Chante’s Song marking the beginning
of her professional writing career.
As one of the hottest
radio personalities, Kayla, the Gossip Queen, has the fast-paced, glamorous
life that many dream of. But one thing eludes her. Love. Growing up in a family
where her father was nothing more than a ghost, Kayla sets her sights on
finding true love and creating the perfect family of husband, wife, home, and
children--even if she has to slip up and make a ton of mistakes along the way.
When she meets Shawn Dewitt at a club, their attraction is
immediate. Despite the less than perfect beginnings, such as dealing with
Shawn’s deranged ex-girlfriend, Kayla finds herself falling hard and fast. All
Kayla sees is Shawn's charm, great looks and mind-blowing sex. She braces
herself for the highs of love and the lows of perpetual infidelity and lies.
After being with a man who constantly makes her question her
role in his life and her vision of the perfect family, Kayla has to ask
herself, "Am I right to fight for this love, or am I being foolish?"
Siera London, a
former naval officer, is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of contemporary romance
and romantic suspense. A native Floridian, her love of coastal towns and
bustling cities shines through in her sassy and sexy storytelling. Currently,
she resides in southern California with her husband and a color patch tabby
Recently divorced, Sarah Jones no longer looks forward to
the cupid and candy holiday. With her shattered heart and designer swimsuit in
tow, she plans a little vacation to Adventure Cove Resort and Spa. It’s just
the respite she needs from inquiring minds.
Quiet and brooding, Deputy Lance Stevens wants to be left
alone with the pain of his past mistakes, but his family has other ideas. This
contrived vacation is another family intervention he plans to squash, that is
until Sarah zips into his life.
What’s meant to be Sarah’s escape turns into a steamy
attraction to a man who’s too young, and too determined to get what he
wants-her. Lance is forbidden in more ways than one and Sarah is harboring a
secret that could destroy more than their budding romance. What happens when
Ms. Jones realizes there’s more than a Valentine’s Day fling going on?
Sierra Kay has an M.A. in Writing from DePaul
University, won a Nuyorican Poets Cafe Short Story Slam, participated in comedy
fests as a member of the writing teams for Spankx and N20 Comedy. She also
writes poetry and suspense novels. Obviously, she’ll try anything at least
once. Her two novels are available online.
Learn more at sierrakay.com.
The Grim Reaper has
visited Echo Charles so often he might as well have his mail forwarded to her
Echo never quite recovered from the loss of her parents
to a tragic accident on her twenty-first birthday. Now fourteen years later,
she mourns their death of her career, her social life, and if the reaper has
his way, the death of her best friend’s lover. The only ray of light in all
this darkness is Dr. Brandon Hall, who has had run-ins with the reaper
himself—especially when his ex-wife put a choke hold on his bank account along
with his belief in love.
Dr. Daniel Ellington’s touch provided the electricity
that pumped Telia Arthur’s heart, and a life without his smile was unthinkable.
However, an unfortunate accident spared the lives of their children and left
his hanging in the balance. Now Telia must deal with a challenge only a few
people know about, in addition to Dan’s mother who has descended on Telia
intent on securing control of Daniel’s wealth as well as his heirs, all while
her son is fighting for his life. Telia
and Echo began a friendship in elementary school that has blossomed into
sisterhood. But their emotions are being dragged over concrete. Will love conquer
all or become another victim of the reaper?
Tonya Barbee, Founder of I am Still a Rose, LLC (IASAR),
has a passion to help those who want to be helped. It took her awhile to
realize that she had to make a change in her life in order to get the change
she was looking for. After betrayal, emotional abuse, and other turmoil, she
had to self-reflect, learn to forgive, and move beyond her pain. Her commitment
is to help inspire and empower those that are ready to start a new chapter and
to stop those vicious cycles.
IASAR will offer events, conferences, plays, and
inspirational products that empower women to get past their circumstances to
get to their triumphs. Tonya is an inspirational speaker who uses her
experiences to uplift women who have had similar circumstances and are ready
for resolution. She’s spiritual, energized, funny, and eager to help encourage
others to never, ever give up.
Tonya never dreamed of writing books but she’s always
enjoyed telling stories and sharing profound testimonies. Her listeners
inspired her to write and the rest is history. The Little Girl Inside is her
first project, followed by a short story, a collaborative project with ten
amazing authors who bared their souls through heart wrenching testimonies.
Tonya’s short story is titled, Prayer Works, in Sharing Our Prayers, which is
followed by her latest (soon to be released), I Am Still A Rose, a sequel to
the Little Girl Inside. She's working on several other exciting projects so
Tonya resides in Maryland and enjoys spending time with
her incredible four children and seven grandchildren that have stolen her
It's love (or the misconception of such). It's
betrayal. It's triumph! It is all three wrapped into one self reflecting book
written by an author whose relationship struggles helped shape and define her
as the self sufficient woman she is today.
If you have endured the difficult dynamics of a
relationship and often wondered why the cycle kept repeating then this book is
the perfect guide to help you evaluate yourself internally before giving your
heart externally. You will find the much desired answers to your
"who's," "what's," "when's" why's," and
"how's" of your past relationship issues.
Aren't you exhausted from the same ole same ole? It is
time to STOP, reflect and make changes that will help you get it right!
As you read this book, you will experience the author’s
journey as she continuously seeks the fairy tale relationship only to discover
the fairy tale relationship never comes.
Her pain will become yours as you begin to relate with the various bad
relationships documented. However, her victory will become yours as you will
learn how to effectively build upon and maintain a healthy and fulfilling
relationship. You will quickly become
empowered and inspired to start afresh and live your life to the very fullest.
Hello! This is one of my tour stops during my two week
book tour for Beauty for Ashes Complied by Zara R. Broadenax. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours.
This tour runs April 9-20, 2018. Authors
book your own tour
R. Broadenax is a bestselling author, ministerial visionary, entrepreneurial
trailblazer, altruistic philanthropist, spiritual counselor, and leadership
expert. She was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended
Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College and graduated with
a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. She received her Masters of Science in
Management from Troy University.
As an author, Zara contributed to 2 Amazon
International Best-Selling books, Beyond the Woman and 100 Voices of
Inspiration, Awakening & Empowerment. She is placing the finishing touches
on her first children’s book, School Days, and currently working on a 30-day
devotional God Speaks to be released soon.
Zara holds several awards
and certifications. She is a highly decorated veteran with 20 years of service
with multiple diplomas in Leadership and Management from various leadership
schools from within the Department of Defense. Zara holds a Yellow Belt
certification in Lean Six Sigma. She holds 2 certifications from Defense
Acquisition University: Senior Program Management and Introductory Information
Technology. Zara is a 2015-2016 Inductee, VIP Woman of the Year Circle for the
National Association of Professional Women; a 2017 Member of Continental Who’s
Who; and a 2017 Woman of Excellence of Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide. Zara is married to Timothy and is the mother of two
beautiful daughters, Jacqueline and Sabrina.
About the Book
Beauty for Ashes is the inaugural book in The Father's
Daughters Anthology Series. Eight women gather together to show how God
transforms wounds for worship, pain for praise, and tragedy for triumph. These
real-life experiences show sour lemons turning into sweet delights. It is a
testament to how life changes for the better when faith allows God to comfort,
heal, and love His daughters.
As an only child with a single parent, I knew the odds
were against me. I knew that not having a father in the house or my life had
marked me to be unsuccessful. However, I was determined to be successful. I
wasn't going to fail and that is where pride found the open door.
Pride is a very dangerous thing. It can hinder you in
asking for help. It can conjure up truths that you didn't know existed within
you. It can have you make decisions that aren't completely thought through.
Pride displays a person that is contrary to who you believe yourself to be.
Pride had set up camp in my life, and I didn't know it until what I thought was
So, you say you love to write.You say you want to write a book.
Unfortunately, you have no idea what to do or where to beginning.Fortunately, I have a bit of advice.My advice is to write, publish, and promote.
First, I say write.Find a place to write, tap into your soul for
inspiration, and start writing.Write
what you know.Write what you love.Writing is personal.Be truth and honest In your writing.Don’t try to be anyone besides yourself.
Next, you are not an author until you
publish!You can take the traditional
route which is a tad bit difficult to accomplish. However, you can self-publish
or can go through a hybrid publishing company.Not matter the option you choose, just make sure your choose to
publish.Within this process, you want
your manuscript to be edited.You want
to copyright your manuscript. You also want to get an ISBN.My main advice for this portion is to hire
someone that will assist you.There is a
lot to do during this time and you don’t want anything to slip or be forgotten.
Then, you want to promote your book.Social media is used for a lot of different
things.This time, use it to benefit
you.Give information about the book to
everyone you know, and don’t know.Use
all social media platforms as a marketing tool.Contact your local television and radio stations for interviews.Sign up for a virtual book tour.Most importantly, do a public book signing to
launch your book.
Finally, one more thing that I offer that is
an extra piece of advice. Celebrate!Rejoice and enjoy your accomplishment.Have fun.You just completed a
major undertaking that most only speak about.After everything is said and done, go out. Call some friends and bask in
National bestselling author, Lisa Watson, is a
native of Washington D.C., and writes in the Multicultural & Interracial,
Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, and Sweet Romance genres. Having her debut
novel nominated for Best Contemporary Fiction, sparked Lisa’s desire to
continue creating engaging storylines, strong characters with universal appeal,
and a keen sense of humor. They are drawn together by love, respect, and a
strong family ties.
Lisa loves traveling, so weaving beautiful destinations into
the pages of her novels as lush backdrops, or the heritage of her characters is
Danger doesn’t make an appointment…it just shows up.
When Sasha Lambert’s debut novel, The Passport Diaries, hits
the bookstores it quickly becomes a bestseller. Her ex-boyfriend, and Greek
tycoon, Milo Georgopoulos, believes one of the characters in the book sheds a
not-so-positive light on his own extracurricular activities. He gives Sasha an
ultimatum: Ditch the book or else.
Retired football player, Pierce Deveraux thinks he too has
been placed between the pages of The Passport Diaries. Determined to make Sasha
pay for putting a ding in his knight-in-shining-armor image, Pierce contemplates
how best to even the score.
Suddenly strange things start happening wherever Sasha goes.
Even her twin sister, Dr. Sienna Lambert-Deveraux worries for her safety. With
an adoring assistant, an ambitious publicist, and jealous ex-lover vying for
her attention, Sasha soon finds herself at the center of dangerous tug-of-war.
J.L. Campbell is fascinated
with Jamaican flora and has hundreds of photos to prove it. She writes
contemporary and sweet romance, romantic suspense, women's fiction, as well as
new and young adult novels.
Campbell, who features Jamaican culture in her stories, has
written twenty-seven books and two short story collections. She is also a
Aside from a brief stint of madness during their teen years,
Vance James and Ayisha Glenn are not each other's idea of relationship
material. Vance, a financial analyst and avid golfer, is preoccupied with
getting his fill of women, and finding that special someone doesn't factor into
his plans. Yet all it takes to turn his world upside down is one remark from
Ayisha about his lifestyle. Suddenly, his focus shifts and he's spending his
days trying to prove he can be the man she needs.
Ayisha is a go-getter who knows what she's about—a
successful business, a lifetime with the man of her dreams, and children to
complete the picture. Vance is an expert at romance, but with Ayisha it's all
or nothing. She's waited years for Vance to stop chasing the wind in pursuit of
what's already in front of him. Now that he's set his heart on having her, will
she accept his love?
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About the Author
Nicole Hampton is a compassionate woman, who loves to create
stories readers can relate to in a way that validates situations that occur
daily the lives of many. Her love for reading developed at an early age. She
often spent hours becoming lost in the worlds of characters of her favorite
books. Born in the South Suburbs of Chicago, IL, reading offered an opportunity
for Nicole to dream about life outside of her community and fed her desire to
want to explore the world beyond her modest surroundings.
Nicole earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and utilizes
the skills and knowledge learned to address the issues presented in her debut
novel Glimmer in the Darkness in a manner that allows people to connect and
understand the struggles of her characters. Nicole lives in North Carolina, is
a dedicated wife and mother of six, who spends any time she can snatch,
developing characters and story lines to share with her readers. Her second
novel, Tears of the Storm, will release in summer of 2018.
For Shannon Johnson, full-time wife, mom and freelance
writer, life as she knew it changed one spring afternoon with the ringing of
her doorbell. On the other side stood Vaneetra James, former mistress of
Shannon’s husband, Daniel. With two sons, Shannon resisted the urge to leave
Daniel in order to keep her family intact. However, she refused to deal with
the issues resulting from Daniel’s extramarital affair.
When Shannon thought her life couldn’t get any worse, a
tragic turn of events in Vaneetra’s life turned Shannon’s already fractured
world upside down, sending her marriage into an even deeper peril.
Feeling desperate and trapped, Shannon made a series of rash
decisions that landed her in the arms of another man, bringing her already
fragile world crashing downward. Having to come to grips with the reality that
the man she once thought was extraordinary was just ordinary, she had to trudge
the road of forgiveness, while learning to love again and accept what she never
imagined could ever exist.
Perry Busby is an author and founder of Buzz Word
Publishing. In addition to writing, he is a freelance programmer and data
analyst. His client list includes both government and private organizations;
from NASA, to the Federal Reserve Bank, and political campaigns; from Fortune
100 companies to non-profit organizations and local business. After 30 years of
designing and analyzing software and data, Perry now turns his creative
energies and keyboard to write about a journey that has been just as
adventuresome as it has been nerdy. When he isn’t writing, Perry dedicates time
to engage and counsel minority youth and college students on the obstacles and
opportunities of working within the IT sector.
Phil Jacobson, a young African-American computer
enthusiast and hacker, lands a prized position as a programmer with Intellect
Technology Incorporated, a leading technology company. While coping with being
one of a select few minority programmers the company has recently hired, Phil
discovers a fellow hacker has uncovered evidence that points to his hiring as
being part of a more egregious cover up.
On the brink of closing their
doors for good, and faced with competition from a growing personal computer
industry, Jack Sherman, the CEO of ITI, hedges his bets on his young chief
financial officer, Vincent Martello, and a new technology called the Internet.
ITI is set to acquire the first Internet browser from WorldNet Labs, a small
startup company founded by Phil’s longtime friend, Malcolm Graves. The deal
between ITI and WorldNet Labs could potentially be the smartest and most
lucrative corporate deal of the century. But, ITI’s questionable employment
practices, a reported EEOC complaint, and Jack Sherman’s sordid family
alliances, could kill the deal in its tracks. Relying on the skills he learned
while assisting his father and information he’s gathered from the Underground
(a virtual network of computers on a Bulletin Board System), Phil rushes to
uncover ITI’s secret past and put an end to what may be the worst deal ever for
With Charlotte, North
Carolina, as the backdrop Perry Busby weaves a suspense tale about a family
confronting life’s changes as society prepares for its next disruptive
invention, the Internet.
So, you say you love to write. You say you want to write a book.
Unfortunately, you have no idea what to do or where to beginning. Fortunately, I have a bit of advice. My advice is to write, publish, and promote.
First, I say write. Find a place to write, tap into your soul for
inspiration, and start writing. Write
what you know. Write what you love. Writing is personal. Be truth and honest In your writing. Don’t try to be anyone besides yourself.
Next, you are not an author until you
publish! You can take the traditional
route which is a tad bit difficult to accomplish. However, you can self-publish
or can go through a hybrid publishing company.
Not matter the option you choose, just make sure your choose to
publish. Within this process, you want
your manuscript to be edited. You want
to copyright your manuscript. You also want to get an ISBN. My main advice for this portion is to hire
someone that will assist you. There is a
lot to do during this time and you don’t want anything to slip or be forgotten.
Then, you want to promote your book. Social media is used for a lot of different
things. This time, use it to benefit
you. Give information about the book to
everyone you know, and don’t know. Use
all social media platforms as a marketing tool.
Contact your local television and radio stations for interviews. Sign up for a virtual book tour. Most importantly, do a public book signing to
launch your book.
Finally, one more thing that I offer that is
an extra piece of advice. Celebrate!
Rejoice and enjoy your accomplishment.
Have fun. You just completed a
major undertaking that most only speak about.
After everything is said and done, go out. Call some friends and bask in
Literary is pleased to be coordinating a blog tour for fiction authors Angelia
Vernon Menchan, Michelle D. Rayford, Naleighna Kai and Pat Simmons. This book blast
tour will run March 22, 2018. Follow the
tour here. Book your own tour here.
About The Author
Vernon Menchan is wife, mother, nana and mentor. Since January 2006, she has
published 34 printed books and an additional 124 ebooks through her small
publishing company, MAMM Productions. She is also the Co-founder of Honorable
MENCHAN Media, through which she has published books for 15 authors to
date. Her personal motto is, ‘There is abundance
through God for all of us; we simply have to be open for our blessings.'
In 2017 she
decided to add her hallmark phrase “Just LOVE” to coffee mugs and tee-shirts.
This phrase has taken on a life of its own! In addition, Angelia is a prolific
public speaker and mentor to women of all ages. She resides in Jacksonville,
Florida with her husband and cover designer, Maurice Menchan.
Cina Markham are returning home to start their own business with the thirteen
year old son, Kente. Kent has decided that though Kente is a good kid with
great grades he is too soft. To correct that he tells Cina ‘hands off’ he’s
taking over from there. Cina is miffed but concedes. The thing is who is really
schooling whom? Not only that who assists Cina when Kent is mostly focused on
his son? Schooling His Son deals with complex father and son and husband and
wife issues, realistically.
Michelle D. Rayford knew she wanted
to write books the moment she won a literacy contest in the fifth grade. The
writing seed was planted. It only took a couple of decades for that seed to
bear fruit. Michelle was never good at gardening.
pursuing a degree in Business Administration, working a government job, getting
married and having two daughters, the stories didn’t stop churning in her head.
Some even made their way into print in the form of poems, short stories and
lives in a Southern city where she spends any free time reading, writing,
listening to 80’s music and playing NBA2K. She can be contacted at
firstname.lastname@example.org or through her website www.michelledrayford.com
About The Book
always wanted a child. Too bad her husband, Logan, doesn’t. When
Adrienne decides to have the baby, her marriage is tested in new ways. Her
husband’s reluctant acceptance of their son comes at a price Adrienne doesn’t
know she is paying. She has the life she always wanted. So, why isn’t she
focus has always been on taking over the family law firm. Having a beautiful
woman as his wife completes the picture. When a wealthy client comes to town,
Logan seizes the opportunity to surpass his father and put the law firm on the
map. If only he can keep his wife in line and his own secrets from coming out.
Naleighna Kai is a national bestselling and award-winning author of several controversial novels, contributor to a New York Times bestseller, and the E. Lynn Harris Author of Distinction. She has penned Every Woman Needs a Wife, Loving Me for Me, Was it Good For You Too?, Open Door Marriage, She Touched My Soul, Rich Woman’s Fetish and other contemporary fiction novels that plumb the depth of unique love triangles and women’s issues.
In addition to successfully cracking the code of getting published and landing a deal with a major publishing house, she continues to “pay it forward” by organizing the annual Cavalcade of Authors which gives readers intimate access to the most accomplished writing talent today. She also serves as CEO of Macro Marketing & Promotions Group which offers aspiring authors help with editing, publishing, marketing, and other services to jump-start their writing ambition. Additionally, she is Editor-in-Chief for Naleighna Kai’s Literary Café Magazine and Acquisitions editor for NK Recommends—a mail order book service that caters to a select audience. She was born and raised on the Southeast side of Chicago, the setting for most of her novels and where she is currently working on her next books: Slaves of Heaven and Mercury Sunrise.
“Magic” Arrington’s sudden fame and startling climb up the music charts
skyrocketed him into the world of Hollywood glitz and glamour. While all was
exciting and wonderful at the beginning, the shady undertakings of the music
business caused his life to take a downward spiral, ultimately separating him
from his family and his hold on reality. Then he met Maya.
Gervais has completely distanced herself from her past, even going as far as
changing her identity to protect her from the one man who wants her dead. She
is a civic-minded lawyer who champions for clients who are victims of domestic
violence and sexual abuse. So trusting someone enough to fall in love was never
a consideration, especially since it could cost her much more than she was willing
two have a chance meeting at a concert, a daring escape leads to an exploration
of pain and pleasure that sets them both on the path to healing and an into an
unlikely romance. However, the path to blissful happiness is never an easy one,
as they both have their own demons to confront, including Michael’s jealous
manager and Maya’s reluctance to deal with things she would rather forget.
My Soul is a gripping, engaging novel of loss, love, and everything in between.
has penned more than thirty-five titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy
sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in
starring roles in her novels. She is a three-time recipient of the Romance Slam
Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Pat describes the
evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as a life-altering experience. She has
been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the
country. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in
sisters living in three different cities (Baltimore, St. Louis, and Nashville)
make a pact to share responsibilities for their aging relative after
authorities find Aunt Tweet across state lines. Her destination had been a
neighborhood grocery store. The siblings soon learn the definition of caregiver
includes a cup full of patience, a slight sense of humor, and when to cry out
for help. Women juggle between career and family all the time, but Tabitha
Knicely (St. Louis) is struggling to find a balance. Romance is the last thing
she is trying to add to her list. The Aunt Tweet she knew all her life is not
the same one who is residing in her home when she accepts the role as a
caregiver for six months. Overwhelmed can’t begin to describe her emotions. Marcus
Whittington is an opinionated, successful business owner, but he has a soft
side when it comes to the elderly. They remind him of good memories of his
grandparents. When Aunt Tweet is the mystery woman who stakes out his porch, he
becomes concerned that she is not being taken care of properly. He sheds his
misconceptions about what Tabitha isn’t doing right when he discovers that
every caregiver needs a caregiver. Marcus knows in order to win Tabitha's
heart; he has to charm Aunt Tweet's too.
Genre: Christian Romance
Releasing: April 3, 2018. For information about this book
visit the author’s website: http://www.patsimmons.net