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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday Spotlight Clare Revell & Monday's Child

Good Morning Friends and Happy Saturday to You!

Not much going on different than the last Saturday Spotlight post so I won't bore you with the details of my life in a nutshell LOL!

I'll just jump right in and introduce to you our Guest today, Clare Revell with her new book, Monday's Child (book 1 in an entire series based around the poems!)

Clare lives in a small town in England with her husband, whom she married in 1992, and her three children. Writing from a early childhood and encouraged by her teachers, she graduated from rewriting fairy stories through fanfiction to using her own original characters and enjoys writing an eclectic mix of romance, crime fiction and children's stories. When she's not writing, reading, sewing or keeping house or doing the many piles of laundry her children manage to make, she's working part time in the breakfast club at one of the local schools.

She has been a Christian for more than half her life. She goes to Carey Baptist where she is one of three registrars.

You can find her here at www.revell124.plus.com/clarerevell 

Monday’s Child must hide for protection..

This was not the assignment Luke Nemec expected when he came to the UK—babysitting a beautiful widow. It wouldn’t be so bad if Sara wasn’t such a hostile witness. Despite her complaints and continued jibes, Luke finds himself falling for her.

When, Sara Barnes is thrown into the witness protection programme, she becomes the “wife” of Lt. Luke Nemec, an American cop on temporary assignment with the British police. Despite Luke’s American bravado, she finds he’s kind and considerate in ways her late husband never was.
But things aren’t always what they seem, and Luke soon realizes he’s fighting a battle of two fronts to keep Sara safe. Loyalties are called into question, and he’s no longer certain who he can trust. Luke is way out of his depth. As the threats against Sara escalate, it’s a race against time to find her husband’s killer before Sara is silenced forever.


Luke smiled at her and offered his hand. 

Sara ignored it, staring aghast at Wilcox, shock resonating through her, and not just at his abrupt tone. Was there something wrong with her hearing? There was no rank of lootenant in the English police force for one thing. For another, he didn’t look like a soldier, and— Wait a minute, did he say marriage? “I’m sorry?”

“Lieutenant Nemec will be with you on a full-time basis. As far as the world is concerned you’ll be his wife. First name terms only.”

Furious, Sara shook her head. Her eyes narrowed and her lips set. “Oh, no. There is absolutely no way, either in this lifetime or the next, that—”


“Don’t you Sara me. I am not going to live with anyone, Inspector. Especially someone I’ve only just met. And I am definitely not marrying him.” She glanced at Luke, deliberately pronouncing his title the English way. “No offence, Leftenant Nemec.”

Luke slid his hands into his pockets. “None taken, but my name is Luke. If it helps any, I was just told myself.”

Taken aback by his accent, Sara did a double take. “You’re American.”

“And you’re British.” He tilted his head, flashing his teeth in a broad smile.


Wow sounds like a great start to an intriguing series!

Good luck & God's Blessings Clare!

Well friends, that wraps up another episode of Saturday Spotlight - stay tuned you never know when I'll post or what it'll be about.

Until next time...take care & God Bless!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Release & Fitness Giveaway!

We’re celebrating the release of Cami Checketts’ novel Dead Running with a huge fitness giveaway.

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One month membership: Crossfit UAC

Autographed copy of Dead Running by Cami Checketts

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Cassidy Christensen is running.
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With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she’ll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Deliver Me: True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy Book: Deliver Me awarded "Book of the Year"!

Deliver Me: True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy Book: Deliver Me awarded "Book of the Year"!: Deliver Me: Hope, Help, & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy has just been awarded a "Book of the Year" award from Christ...

Check out my story House of Light, House of Love in the Deliver Me book!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday Spotlight - Richard Paa Kofi Botchwey

Good Morning Friends,

It's been a long time since we had a Saturday Spotlight. As you know I've taken a break from regular blogging, choosing instead to update you on my life in a "nutshell".... so here it is.....

The Wordsmith Journal Magazine has grown by leaps and bounds! We've brought on a team of reviewers, a few more columnists, a new sponsor! I've uploaded the Oct/Nov issue (recreated), and the Feb & March issues up on Kindle, NookISSUU. They are also available as a download from the site! I am working on the April issue as well as re-creating the Dec & Jan issues. Whew! One day I'll be caught up LOL!

In my last post, I mentioned that I submitted Circles of Fate to Harbour Light Books - well they requested a full manuscript! Seems like FOREVER since I submitted something new so I'm soliciting all the prayers I can get LOL!

This week I've been in Daytona Beach, FL for the NDA Cheer & Dance competition cheering on Stephen F Austin State University teams and I'm happy to report the Pom Team came in 3rd, Jack Attack (Hip Hop team) came in FIRST!  Large Cheer and Small Cheer were 2nd & 5th respectively - Go Jacks!

And that, my friends is my life in a nutshell!

Now without further ado...onto our spotlight.....

Richard Paa Kofi Botchwey is an ebullient multi-genre Ghanaian Writer, Poet, Speaker and a Photo Journalist. He has been writing since the age of fourteen and has several works in progress. He was born in Appiakrom, Bogoso in the western region of Ghana. At ages five and seven, he lost his father and mother respectively. But that did not discourage him; instead he encouraged himself to reach the top. Today, he is living a fruitful life and fulfilling his God-given purpose of being an answer to someone’s prayer or need. His poem, Life lessons was published in Rising Artist Magazine in April 2009 in USA. In January 2011, he was invited to read his poetry on Writer’s Project on Citi 97.3fm (citifmonline.com) and was welcomed with his poems: Kiss of Death, The Soon Drama and The Muted Island. He has also been on Open Air Theatre on Radio Universe 105.7fm with his inspiring poems: Give up Not, The Choice is within us, A Time comes & A Time goes and Today won’t mirror Tomorrow. Being an orphan has empowered him to rise and advocate for the orphans around the world. He is the voice for the voiceless and hope to the hopeless. He reminds you that, “When you keep blessing others, your light will keep shining.”

This book is about life. How painful and beautiful it can be. It is a lesson teacher as well as a comforter. It is an encourager as well as a chastiser. It is a journey through a storm with a triumphant ending. It is a book that can help change the world; a spellbinding memoir of childhood aching sadness and desperate humor. It is a testament which makes you believe, in spite of poverty and death, there is hope for the future. This chronicle of amazing triumph against all odds will help you understand life properly and live to be a blessing to the world.

“The eagle makes its nest in the valley, knowing its wings will allow it to soar to the mountain tops.”

Rejoice for an orphan has become a king. From his pit of sorrow and anguish he has risen with a crown! The lips of the wicked have been silenced. Those who oppressed him are now speechless. Look God has done it! From his pit he has risen. His sorrow turned to joy. His pains turned to comfort.
The earth trembles. The angels rejoice. His friends sing to the Lord. An orphan made king! An orphan made king! The slaps were a sounding to the world of greatness. His beatings were a sounding to the world that he is blessed. Look he cries no more. The Lord has wiped away his tears. The Lord has wiped away the tears of his family.

They hunger no more. They sit at the table together to feast. The pestilence that once plagued them is gone. Their strength has been renewed. Their spirits have been made strong. No longer do they sleep on the streets. Abandoned buildings and gloomy huts they no longer stay in. For the Lord has made a king in their family. The Lord has made the weak and voiceless of the earth strong.

From the bottom of a pit a king has risen; to teach the world the way of the Lord; to be a light in dark times. The years of torment have passed him. Yes, blessings and prosperity is his now and forever. An orphan made king! An orphan made king! Give praise to the Lord for an orphan has been made king.
-Emmanuel Young
Author of “The Psalms of a Warrior’s Heart”
Owner/CEO of “E-Magine Publishing”




Well folks that wraps up another edition of Saturday Spotlight and My Life in a Nutshell!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. 

Until later take care & God Bless!