Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What I'm reading

 

Geena s life is very busy as she juggles being a wife, the mother of two growing girls, a careerwoman at a growing firm, and her many community obligations. In the midst of her hectic life, Geena also finds time to offer advice to her friends on their relationship problems. While being superwoman and trying to fix everyone else s life, Geena forgets about her own marriage. She unknowingly begins to push her husband away and into the arms of another woman. When this happens, Geena finds refuge in the last place that she would have ever expected. Her life is turned up side down when her best friend introduces her to Dr. Zachary Stone. Geena soon finds herself in a position where she has to make a decision that could ultimately crush her world. Follow Geena on her journey from heart ache to redemption, and watch what happens When the Well Runs Dry.
 
About the author:
 
Katrina Butler Hill is a twice self-published fiction author seeking to expose the true realities of relationships. She is a writer and motivator who is not afraid to discuss the topics that many have found to be "taboo" or "inappropriate". Katrina is quoted saying, "How will we ever grow into the individuals God has ordained us to be if we continue to hide behind what seems to be politically correct?"

The passion for her vision is full of wisdom, which undeniably ignites her reader's souls. Katrina's leap of faith to the world of writing released her from the fear of the unknown, thinking who will read my work? After the release of her first novel she soon found that her work and her worth were both well respected and desired.

This author gives life to her words encouraging her reader's with the realization that amidst the hundreds of pages in her books, lay a depiction of the person that looks back at them from the reflection in the mirror.Â

When the Well Runs Dry and When the Well Runs Dry - Hushed Secrets are filled with life lessons for women and men. Power-packed, prayer-infused passages drip with romance and drama. A hint of eroticism is sprinkled through the pages to cause bodies and minds to stir with fantasy and expectation. Love, lust, betrayal and sexual desires keep the readers attention long enough to have them hold on to the edge of your seat scenarios that are sure to answer their burning questions, releasing the hurt they've held on to for so long.

 
My Sister, My Momma, My Wife is the fourth installment of the dynamic My Son’s Wife series. With more secrets unveiled, more clinging to the past, more drama in the house, and more deceit than one can imagine, the Graham family returns!
In My Sister, My Momma, My Wife, Pastor Stiles Graham is moving on up in the ministry. The membership at Holy Rock has grown tremendously, and Stiles discovers that with more sheep, the duties of the shepherd become more intense, and the hours are even longer.
Stiles is also the proud father of a little girl by his wife, Detria. To provide the lifestyle he desires for his daughter, Stiles continues his teaching role, but at a new college, LeMoyne Owen, where he accepts the position of adjunct professor of African American Studies. Time away from home, means Detria is spending time alone. There’s a saying, “When the cats away, the mice will play.”
Although he loves his role as daddy, Stile doesn’t act so happy when it comes to his role as husband. His mind continues to torment him with thoughts about his ex-wife, Rena. But Rena seems to have moved on with her life in Andover, Massachusetts with none other than teacher and coach Robert Becton. Has she finally let go of her past and fully stepped into a new and promising future?
Stiles is further stunned beyond belief when he uncovers secrets that have been hidden away about the Graham family. During his quest to forget those things that lie behind, Stiles is hit with an unbelievable bombshell when he accidentally discovers startling revelations and truths about both his parents, his sister, Francesca (Frankie) and his new wife, Detria.
What does this man of God do when it seems that the enemy is pulling out all stops to destroy everything that he has believed in, including God’s mercy and grace?

About the author:


Lipsey is a nationally acclaimed, multi-award winning author, having garnered the 2012 Disilgold Magazine Editor’s Choice Book Award for four of her ten titles; 2011 Book Clubs Unite Literary Award; 2011 Kindle Awards for Literary Contribution; 2010 Pink Diamond Literary Award; 2009 SORMAG Readers’ Choice Awards for My Son’s Wife, 2009 Black Pearls Magazine Top Book Shelf Award, 2009 Urban Reviews Top Shelf Award and 2008 Author of the Year by Conversations Book Club.
Lipsey is not only a writer/author but she is a literary expert, copyeditor and a highly sought after inspirational speaker who shares her messages of empowerment, living your dreams now, and overcoming obstacles with audiences all over the United States.
Shelia has penned the following novels: Into Each Life, Sinsatiable, Beautiful Ugly (Indie #1 National Bestseller); True Beauty (sequel to Beautiful Ugly); The My Son Series which includes the following titles: My Son’s Wife; My Son’s Ex-Wife-The Aftermath; My Son’s Next Wife and My Sister, My Momma, My Wife. What’s Blood Got To Do With It?; Always, Now and Forever Love Hurts and a nonfiction book entitled A Christian’s Perspective—A Journey Through Grief, which enlightens and encourages grieving hearts.
In addition to being an author, speaker, editor and literary expert, she is the founder of Living Your Dreams Now and the Black Writers And Book Clubs Literacy Festival (www.bwabcliteracyfestival.com)
To arrange speaking engagements, meeting with book clubs, book signings, tour events, interviews, online chats, or phone or Skype chats with the author you can contact her at books@shelialipsey. You can find her on twitter at @shelialipsey or LIKE her on Facebook at Shelia E. Lipsey Readers
Lipsey’s books are available nationwide at bookstores, online eTailers, on ALL eReaders, as well as by contacting the author directly.


Knowing firsthand the heartbreak that comes when desire and emotion rule a relationship, Kenyatta Copeland assumes marrying Brad Johnson will lead to a safe and secure life. But as much as she believes she can plan her future, it’s hard to ignore the way her boss, Malcolm Patterson, ignites her passions with just one look.

After Malcolm learns of her engagement, he makes a play for her heart and reminds her that passion between a man and a woman has its perks… but also its costs. When Brad confirms his suspicion that there’s more than work between Kenyatta and Malcolm, he devises a sinister plan to keep Kenyatta by his side.

Torn between her promise to marry Brad and her irrepressible longing for Malcolm, Kenyatta must decide if she can live her life in a passionless marriage of convenience or once again trust her heart. Yet Brad does not intend to let her go easily, and by the time she realizes the depths of his treachery,
 
Knowing firsthand the heartbreak that comes when desire and emotion rule a relationship, Kenyatta Copeland assumes marrying Brad Johnson will lead to a safe and secure life. But as much as she believes she can plan her future, it’s hard to ignore the way her boss, Malcolm Patterson, ignites her passions with just one look.

After Malcolm learns of her engagement, he makes a play for her heart and reminds her that passion between a man and a woman has its perks… but also its costs. When Brad confirms his suspicion that there’s more than work between Kenyatta and Malcolm, he devises a sinister plan to keep Kenyatta by his side.

Torn between her promise to marry Brad and her irrepressible longing for Malcolm, Kenyatta must decide if she can live her life in a passionless marriage of convenience or once again trust her heart. Yet Brad does not intend to let her go easily, and by the time she realizes the depths of his treachery, it may be too late.

 



Social worker Sienna St. James is a woman with a complicated past and an alarming Tuesday morning.

In one single day, every advance Sienna has made in getting over her long lost globe-trotting husband unravels in unexplainable fashion. From a mysterious package that hails from another continent to a new teen client who claims to have a missing sister, Sienna finds herself in the middle of a city-wide scandal, all while sorting out the painful details of her personal life. At center are two suspicious foster parents, a mega-church ministry leader, and Sienna's own fragile emotions over a man who changed the direction of her life. It's a test of her professional and moral will as Sienna seeks closure from a love she never understood and answers about whether a little girl named Hope ever existed. And if she did, where is she now?

In this first installment of the suspenseful Sienna St. James Series, finding hope in the midst of questions and chaos becomes essential when life takes an unexpected turn.

About the Author


Leslie J. Sherrod is the author of three novels, Losing Hope (Urban Christian/Kensington, 2012); Secret Place (Urban Christian/Kensington, 2011); and Like Sheep Gone Astray (Grand Central Publishing, 2006), which earned a Starred Review from Booklist and was featured on AOL's Black Voices. She is also a contributor to a couple of women's devotionals in the bestselling A Cup of Comfort series (Adams Media). Another short story, "The Jericho Band," is available on Kindle. Leslie is also a social worker providing therapy to children and families in Baltimore, Maryland, where she lives with her husband and three children.