Monday, April 23, 2018

Arlena's Blog Information For Various Authors : WNL Presents...No Hold Barred By Stephanie Nicole...

Arlena's Blog Information For Various Authors : WNL Presents...No Hold Barred By Stephanie Nicole...: Write Now Literary is pleased to be coordinating a blog tour Stephanie Nicole Norris. This tour will run April 23, 2018.   Book your ow...

WNL Presents...No Hold Barred By Stephanie Nicole Norris Virtual Book Tour April 23, 2018

Write Now Literary is pleased to be coordinating a blog tour Stephanie Nicole Norris. This tour will run April 23, 2018.  Book your own tour here.

Title: No Holds Barred
Genre: African American Contemporary Romance
Read for free with Amazon Kindle Unlimited

  Meet Stephanie 

 Stephanie Nicole Norris is an author from Chattanooga Tennessee with a humble beginning. Always being a lover of reading, during Stephanie’s teenage years her joy was running to the bookmobile to read stories by R. L. Stine.

After becoming a young adult, her love for romance sparked leaving her captivated by heroes and heroines alike. With a big imagination and a creative heart, Stephanie penned her first novel Trouble In Paradise and self-published it in 2012. Her debut novel turned into a four book series full of romance, drama, and suspense. As a prolific writer, Stephanie’s catalog continues to grow. Her books can be found on Amazon dot com. Stephanie is inspired by the likes of Donna Hill, Eric Jerome Dickey, Jackie Collins, and more. She currently resides in Tennessee with her husband and two-year-old son.

                                                  About the Book

Love was no longer on the menu for Camilla Augustina. After her fiancé calls off the wedding not once but twice, Camilla's had enough. In a brazen move, she takes a new position in the windy city of Chicago; leaving her parents, friends, and ex in a bittersweet goodbye. Adapting to her new surroundings isn't easy but as Camilla settles in a chance encounter with an infamous playboy throws her off balance and rattles her world. She hadn't expected to be drawn so meticulously to another but denying the magnetism that lures her is a futile fight.

As President of VFC Energy, a fortune 500 company, Hunter Valentine is at the top of his game. The renowned bachelor holds no secrets about his risqué rendezvous, and his allegiance is saved for family only. However, when Hunter spots Camilla Augustina, dining alone at the breakfast hut in his building, he can't explain the adulation that runs through his core and shakes his entire world. Lust never weakened him like this, and the inclination of love at first site was silly. But when Hunter decides to prove the sudden rapture is unreal, he may find himself enamored by love.

Purchase Link   Subscribe to my newsletter and receive a free teaser

Connect Socially

WNL Presents enduring Love by Danyelle Scroggins April 23-28, 2018

This is one of my tour stops during my one week tour for Enduring Love by Danyelle Scroggins. 

This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs April 23-28,

 2018.  Book your own tour here WNL.

                                                                About The Author 

Danyelle is the Senior Pastor of New Vessels Ministries North in Shreveport, Louisiana, who is a dynamic author of both Christian fiction and non-fiction books. She studied Theology at Louisiana Baptist University, has a Psychology Degree from the University of Phoenix, an Interdisciplinary Degree in Psychology /Biblical Studies, and a Master’s in Religious Education from the Liberty University. She owns Divinely Sown Publishing LLC and is an avid reader. She is the wife of Pastor Reynard Scroggins and the mother of three.

                                                                 About The Book

 Enduring Love
Genre: Christian Fiction      
Publication date: March 16, 2018
No one ever truly realizes the power of their love, until love is tested and they have to endure things unimaginable and sometimes hurtful. And if the truth is declared, no one wants to but…
Sometimes we find ourselves standing in the test of love and this is exactly where Priscilla Marshall finds herself. Married to Steven since she graduated college, together they were the perfect couple. Both making successful business moves, both loved their choices, but one had a secret that could change their lives.
Priscilla, now forced to make a plan to secure her future, finds out that a plan without God involved is not a plan at all because “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).
What will God use to make this woman’s plan come full circle with His own, and after the test, will they find that they truly do have an Enduring Love?

Excerpt:  Chapter I

Priscilla reasoned why God would choose her to be the carrier of life. Married for almost fifteen years, sexual pleasures only happened on special occasions. Often without romance, and starting with a touch here, feel there, and a real quick release on his part. The thought of making a baby vanished long ago.
In reality, indecisiveness plagued her like a severe toothache regarding being a wife or instead, being his wife. Her mind and ambitions settled on being the audacious executive she fancied herself. Relinquishing all thoughts of motherhood, that were now nowhere in the plan.
Many are the plans of man…but it is the Lord’s plans that prevail.
Dr. Thorpe’s private practice became her haven, the place where swift answers and solutions to her most pressing issues materialized. Today, he acted as the grim reaper delivering death-blows instead of solutions. Death to her plans, dreams, and her one hundred and thirty-five-pound figure. She worked hard for her body, and to destroy it for a child neither of them wanted put her in a complete stupor.
As she sat in a makeshift gown barely covering her breasts, Priscilla sighed. Moving to get more comfortable on the green leather table-bed covered with a sheet of wrinkled white paper, she felt hopeless. Priscilla swung her legs as though they could propel her into another space in time. She took a deep breath. Lumps in her throat seemed to suffocate her and caused her to give in to the explosive stream of tears cascading down her face.
How am I going to care for a child in the midst of running a company? Marshall’s Mortgage a premier mortgage company and her baby, her purpose that bequeathed her employees who became family. A creative concept and idea birthed right after leaving college with a degree in accounting and nourished with intensity and integrity. The thought of leaving it with anyone for more than a day or two frightened her. Because of this baby, she would have no choice.
“Priscilla? Are you alright?” Dr. Thorpe inquired.
Startled by his voice and still confused, she hadn’t noticed his return. “Dr. Thorpe, I’m not alright. This pregnancy is so unexpected. I thought maybe the flu or a virus. But this? I took a darn pill every day since Steven and I married. They’re supposed to prevent this. I don’t understand how it could happen,” she responded with a pant and sniffle between words.
“I’ve been an OB doctor for well over twenty years, and I promise I see women who swear they took their birth-control pill on time and still got pregnant. I know you are quite familiar with God and His work. And, I consider us close friends so I can say this.”
Priscilla nodded.
“No matter what and how we try, we can never abort the plans of God. He knows this child is going to gain a complete knowledge of Him. The Father chose you and Steven to protect, nurture, and train him or her in the way they should go. Priscilla instead of the questions why and how be excited, and grateful God chose you.”
“I don’t feel like this is something I want to do. I don’t even know if I can do it.”

Connect Socially




Amazon ebook:

      Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Author Danyelle Scroggins

       One thing is for sure, if you know Author Danyelle Scroggins, you know that it is hard for her to keep secrets about herself. Danyelle has a no secrets concerning her life and most people do not understand how she could write about such personal details of her life and not be ashamed.
       After this, you may just understand her a little better and have some more nuggets to add to your Scroggins knowledge bank.
       Here is a list of ten things to help you discover the truths about her and her life.
1. At age 10, she decided she would never be blackmailed. As a girl growing up, she watched the soaps with her mother. After seeing the effects of blackmail and realizing the secret still gets out, Danyelle decided at a young age to just tell on yourself. Ha-ha! Some might say, “That’s crazy.” Nevertheless, to her, it is the very reason her ministry book spoken, and written words thrive. God gave her method to this madness years later…You Revealed So That Others May Be Healed.
2. A teenage mother who still adores children. Although she never saw herself as a parent but always had a knack for getting the best out of children. It was not until she became a teenage mother that she totally became a magnet for children: her very own and others. Danyelle said, “My daughter Raiyawna became the saving grace for my flesh because I never wanted my daughter to grow up feeling some sort of way about my moral choices. I wanted her to look up to me and allow me to be her first role model.” Well, it worked because not only is she the role model to her daughter, she is to her two other children, four godchildren, and a slew of others who call her, Mom.
3. At age 12, she had her first marital counseling session. The mother of her friend was going through relationship challenges, and Danyelle began to tell her some things she could do to make things better in her relationship. WOW! Now she counsels couples on a weekly basis concerning marriage.
4. Her first job was at McDonald's. At age 16, she worked at McDonald's for two weeks and ended up walking out of the job when some unruly teens trashed the restroom.
5. Now&Later candy is her favorite. Give the chick a piece of Now&Later, and you will be her best friend for life.  She loves all flavors, but green apple is her absolute favorite.
6. She is obsessed with the Golden Girls and stills to this day gets in a rerun or two weekly. Her favorite character is Blanche Devereaux, played by Actress Rue McClanahan because she shows how she would be if Jesus had not saved and turned her life around.
7. She was never committed to anything until she became a pastor. She fancied being able to do whatever she wanted whenever she wanted to and just when she thought she was celebrating life her way, God called her into ministry, which eventually led to becoming a pastor. Danyelle believes that she had never gone to anything faithfully, not even school, without becoming bored and eventually dreading to go until she became a pastor. Now, it nearly hurts her heart to be absent from a Sunday morning service.
8. Got saved not in church but on a 747 between LAX and Tokyo International. It was up in the sky where she asked God to come into her heart and save her soul, and He did just that. She got off the plane with a new mission and a new determination.
9. The older sister who acts as the second mother. Her three siblings are younger, but all know just who to call whenever they need someone to call in a favor from the Lord for them.
10. Prayer time for Danyelle is more like watching a few prime time shows. She prays a lot; this discipline has made her life more fulfilled and joyful.

Danyelle Scroggins is the Pastor of New Vessels Ministries North and the author of several fiction and non-fiction books. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother and currently resides in Louisiana.

You can find out more about Author Danyelle Scroggins by visiting Or by connecting on Facebook at or Amazon at Scroggins.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

WNL Book Tours:April 20, 2018 Book Blast featuring...Donneil D. Jackson, Siera London, Sierra Kay & Tonya Barbee

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.

                                                                About the Book

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?"
Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction

Meet Siera London

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 named Frie.

About the Book

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?

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Meet Sierra Kay

 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

                                                               About the Book

The Grim Reaper has visited Echo Charles so often he might as well have his mail forwarded to her address.
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?

Genre: Suspense

                                                                Meet Tonya Barbee

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 stay tuned.

Tonya resides in Maryland and enjoys spending time with her incredible four children and seven grandchildren that have stolen her heart.

                                                               About the Book 

 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.

Genre: Nonfiction, Inspirational

Monday, April 9, 2018

Virtual Book Tour: The Father's Daughter's Beauty for Ashes By: Zara, R. Broadenax - April 9-20, 2018

 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 here.       

ISBN-10: 1973224151

ISBN-13: 978-1973224150

Genre:  Christian Inspirational

About the Author

Zara 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 too late.

Connect Socially

Purchase Links:

What advice can you give first time Authors? 

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 the moment.

Write Now Literary Book Tours Featuring: Does Your Vision Need an Engineer? by Rufus Chambers 111

  Write Now Literary Book Tours is pleased to be organizing a two-week book tour for Does Your Vision Need an Engineer? by Rufus C...