Hello. I’m Excited. This is one of my stops during the two week tour for Put It In Ink by Danyelle Scroggins. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs August 7-18, 2017. Follow the tour here Book your own tour here
Genre: Inspirational Fiction
About The Author
Pastor/ Author Danyelle is the Senior Pastor of New Vessels Ministries North in Shreveport, Louisiana. She studied Theology at Louisiana Baptist University, has a Psychology Degree from the University of Phoenix, an Interdisciplinary Degree in Psychology /Biblical Studies from Liberty University, and is presently working on a Master’s in Religious Education from the Liberty University. Pastor Danyelle owns Divinely Sown Publishing LLC and is 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”. She is the wife of Pastor Reynard Scroggins, the mother of three by birth and two.
About The Book
Nikiya Barnett aka Nikki, is still secretly suffering in silence concerning losing the love of her life, Raja Abrams. She desires total healing from God, but somehow seems to be stuck in her heart and mind. She alongside her two best friends who happens to be her coworkers, are trying to make Salon Select the new ‘it’ spot but this does not happen until they invite God in, by way of Sappora Ink.
Sappora Ink is the new blog talk show host with a show entitled, RFRT~Real Folks, Real Truths. Sister Ink is a straight to the point, raw, doctrinaire Christian girl trying to help her friends in this sinful world. She is changing the world one show at a time, and taking Shreveport by storm with the help of Nikiya Barnett, the owner of Salon Select, who has opened her salon as a hosting spot. Little does Nikki know, Sappora is closer to Raja than she thinks?
Raja is stuck in a world wind of adversity that he seems to have created for himself. Through R.A.B.~ Raja Abrams Broadcasting, he is trying to secretly make Nikki aware that their time together was not a waste, but will his method be the same method used to change his life forever?
Things happen when we choose to let God in. Whether we appreciate His ways or not, we must remember, His ways are not our ways. Will life change for the better for Nikiya and Raja, or is the plan that has been laid before them all a part of God’s plan?
Nikiya “Nikki” Barnett
"Nikiya Barnett, known to shop patrons and friends as Nikki, was eager to tune in to RFRT with Sister Sappora Ink. The blog talk show previewed for the first time the past week, rating high and considered a hit by reviewers. As far as Nikki was concerned, the
world needed someone who would tell the truth, live the truth, and share the truth, even if it were a blog talk show host.
As explained, Sister Ink answered questions about relationships, and although honest, she was raw. Against her will, Nikki listened to blog talk shows often blaming the desire to be a good best friend for this phenomenon. A couple of them were worth listening to, but some were uninformative and a useless waste of time. The hosts were inexperienced or too pretentious to explain life’s circumstances with realness and clarity. They failed to solve problems or share foundational truths from the Gospels, as Chelle declared Sister Ink did.
For the first time, Nikki’s curiosity about a show’s review ignited interest and Nikki refused to miss it. Intent on judging for herself perhaps sparked the motivation. It may also have been the desire to understand how she lost the love or her life or the need for spiritual advice. Either way, Nikki would be in the front of the computer, with an open mind centered on Sis. Ink.
The only dilemma was making it home on time. Nikki’s solution may not have been perfect but it was plausible. She drove 85 in and 70 mph zone, praying the angels would blind the police. The inability to afford another speeding ticket should have detoured Nikki from breaking the law, not to mention how dumb it would be to get a ticket resulting from rushing to hear a talk show, but it didn’t. With long hair weave blowing, as the wind whipped through the windows of the car, Nikki uncaring and unconcerned bobbed and sang along with the music. We are conquerors, conquerors.
Driving fast, the “zooming” of the other passing vehicles warranted a rear view mirror check. Dang Nikki! The thought was not a result of a police approaching, but the reality of looking at a calescent mess. Nikki snickered, but noticed the children in the car to the left laughing and pointing their fingers. Nikki licked at the children and then sped past them."
How To Avoid the Rejection Blues
By Author Danyelle Scroggins
It would be crazy for me to tell you to not feel any emotions when your project, your baby, your vision, your dream is just shot down, and there seems to be no good enough reason why. Yes, I do not have any authors around me who would not react to rejection, but I do have authors around me (including myself) who have learned that every “NO,” opens the door to a better “YES.”
For me, it was a double whammy sometimes because not only were they rejecting me, I often felt like they were rejecting my God. This not only saddens me, but it caused me to be angry especially when they would say, “Your books are a bit too preachy and straight forward.” That made me realize so many people are so hooked on lies until it is hard to write the truth (as you know it) and expect it to be received.
Now, this could have very well caused me to retreat into a corner and not come out until the rejection blues subsided, but instead, I rejected the blues from rejection. I refused to give up on my dream just because it was not suitable for the three people in that office who read it. Thousands of people could use your message. One way or another, if God wants a particular message delivered, it will be delivered by whom and to go where He chooses. You have to keep in the corners of your mind, there is someone out there somewhere who needs to hear what I am saying in this book.
Through prayer and preservation, it will land in the hands of those who need it the most, and all you have to do is expect just that. It takes faith to write a book, and it will take the same faith and sometimes beyond to stay positive as you shop your book for a deal. And when all else false, create your own deal with God and produce, print, and promote exactly what God has given to you.
Danyelle Scroggins is a pastor, author, and counselor. She has written several Christian fiction and non-fiction books. She is the Pastor of New Vessels Ministries in Shreveport, Louisiana and owns Divinely Sown Publishing. You can find out more about her by visiting her on the web at www.danyellescroggins.com.
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