Hidden Secrets by Janet Sketchley

 

About the Book

The secrets of Captain Hiltz may not have died with him.

When Landon Smith returns to the Green Dory Inn, she finds innkeeper Anna Young still shaken by the recent vandalism and unable to cope when the inn is targeted in an online vendetta. Prickly neighbour Bobby Hawke can help with Anna’s cyber woes, but when the attacks escalate to physical threats, Landon and Bobby must work together to unmask the culprit.

A cryptic message about a tunnel points to the property’s original owner, a notorious Prohibition-era sea captain rumoured to have left hidden wealth. Contraband, treasure, evidence of things better left buried…

How far will Anna’s enemy go to claim the tunnel and its contents? Protecting Anna will require courage and faith as Landon battles the locals’ attitudes and the scars of her past. Even then, she and Bobby are tracing the faintest of clues. With Anna on the brink of emotional collapse—and danger rising like the tide—time is running out.

Hidden Secrets is book 2 in the Green Dory Inn Mystery Series, set in East Coast Canada. Preorder discount for the ebook is $2.99 until August 8, 2019. The ebook version of book 1, Unknown Enemy, is discounted to 99 cents until then.

 

Book Excerpt

WHEN LANDON EXITED security at Halifax’s Stanfield Airport on Friday, Anna’s broad smile was a beacon among the waiting strangers. Swallowing unexpected emotion, she raced into Anna’s arms.

Home. Acceptance. The warm stability that Anna wore like a fragrance. Yet Landon’s initial, misty-eyed read of her friend’s face caught strain lines that should have faded since June. And a pallor only partly due to the wide white headband holding back her brown, chin-length bob. Amid the chatter of reunions and weary travellers, Landon squeezed her tighter and held the hug longer than usual as if she could love Anna back to health.

Anna had been her mother’s friend first. The two were around the same age, now their mid-fifties. But her mom couldn’t handle what happened to Landon—or her dad’s death because of it—and Landon lost both her parents. When she needed them most.

Thank God for Anna, stepping in and showing all the love she could, including the love of Jesus. Anna’s faith and prayers fostered Landon’s ability to stand whole today. Scarred, but whole.

And now able to return to the town she’d been taken from, if not to feel at home, at least to find her way as an adult and lay her childhood memories to rest.

About the Author

Janet Sketchley is an Atlantic Canadian writer who likes her fiction with a splash of mystery or adventure and a dash of Christianity. Why leave faith out of our stories if it’s part of our lives? You can find Janet online at janetsketchley.ca.

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The 7/8 Year Degree ” A Story of Triumph” by Raquan Roberts

 

About the Book

This gripping autobiography details Roberts’ battle through tremendous loss and homelessness to winning a scholarship and walking across the stage with his degree in hand.

 

Book Excerpt

For the most part, Hakeem Roberts was content with his life and had no real complaints. Sure, he had experienced his share of letdowns, disappointments and setbacks but he had been warned early on that he would have rough days. Yes there had been losses, some serious battles however, he had also had his share of victories. For the most part Hakeem had been producing music for almost ten years and have had the pleasure of working with some awesome artists. It was something that he thoroughly enjoyed, plus he was good at it but what he was looking at however floored him.

When he sat down at his computer that morning to check his email, never in a million years would he have imagined getting an email from K.R.G.L. Radio. He had to admit that what he was looking at however was leaving him speechless. He had been told all his life that his gift would make room for him and his grams, Gwendolyn Jones made sure that he knew that, but this …? He took a minute and looked up the radio station and found out that they were located in Houston Texas. Because music was his career of choice he was familiar with most of the radio stations but this was one he had never heard of.

 

About the Author

When you know that you are purposed to do something great, you have a choice and a decision to make. Do you keep fighting or do you quit and give up?

This is the story of an individual who did not quit but who chose instead to let his roughest years be his biggest testimony.

Raquan knew that he was different and that he had a gift, but he did not know that the journey that he would be on would help to fulfill that purpose.

In this inspirational story Raquan shares the many trials and setbacks that he experienced in trying to get his degree. He shares his heart about losing his grandmother Gwendolyn Jones and how it affected him mentally and emotionally and about his faith in God.

Through it all his determination, his passion and his grit he was able to overcome it all.

He is … Raquan Hakeem Roberts

(Author / Poet/ Music Producer / Son / Uncle /Brother)

He is … someone who has a story, to tell.

 

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King of Malorn by Annie Douglass Lima

 

Thanks for stopping by! Take a look at this brand-new fantasy adventure story with a hint of romance by author Annie Douglass Lima. 
You can download a copy of the ebook for free between July 9th and 11th!

Book Description:
    Life as
the king’s younger sister should be exciting.

   Not for
Princess Kalendria. She’s sick of the dissent and of constantly having her
family undermined by those who think they could rule Malorn better than King
Korram.
   Hoping to
lighten the mood in the palace, Kalendria plans a ball to celebrate her
seventeenth birthday. It doesn’t hurt that their handsome Alasian ally King
Jaymin has promised to attend, and she’s been waiting for him to notice her for
as long as she can remember.
   But
unfriendly forces have their own party plans. When Kalendria, Korram, and
Jaymin barely survive an assassination attempt, their only recourse is to flee
into the wilderness. Tracked by unknown assassins, they must figure out whom
they can trust and who is behind the plot. Can Kalendria help her brother
reclaim his throne – oh, and catch Jaymin’s attention while she’s at it –
before they are all killed and war destroys both kingdoms?


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Series Information:



King of Malorn is book 5 in the Annals
of Alasia
. But don’t worry if you haven’t read the others; it will still make sense on its own. 



Each of the first four books can stand on its own as well. They each deal with events surrounding the same major political incident: the invasion
of the kingdom of Alasia by the neighboring kingdom of Malorn. 



Prince of Alasia begins on the night of the Invasion and
describes what happens to twelve-year-old Prince Jaymin after he is forced to
flee for his life. 

In
the Enemy’s Service

features a girl as the protagonist and tells the story of those who were not
able to escape from the Alasian palace when the enemy invaded. 

Prince of Malorn begins several months earlier and
focuses on the Malornian perspective of the events leading up to the
Invasion. 

The Nameless Soldier shows how a young Alasian soldier lives through the Invasion but then has to survive and make a name for himself in enemy-occupied Alasia. 


In each of the books, main
characters from the others make brief appearances and interact with each other
at the point where the timeframes and settings overlap. 



I also have a short
ebook of “interviews” that I conducted with the characters in the other three
books. Annals of Alasia: The Collected
Interviews
is not available on Amazon, but I send a free copy to anyone who
signs
up for my mailing list

(to receive updates when I release new books or occasionally offer them for free).



Author Biography:

Annie Douglass Lima considers herself
fortunate to have traveled in twenty different countries and lived in four of
them. A fifth-grade teacher in her “other” life, she loves reading to her
students and sparking their imaginations. Her books include science fiction,
fantasy, YA action and adventure novels, a puppet script, anthologies of her
students’ poetry, and Bible verse coloring and activity books. When she isn’t
teaching or writing, Annie can often be found sipping spiced chai or
pomegranate green tea in exotic locations, some of which exist in this world.
 
Author Contact Info:



Blog: http://anniedouglasslima.blogspot.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

After the Benediction by Sherabim Joy

About the Book

After the Benediction will take you on an extraordinary journey… Evangelist Jacey Joyner is loved and admired by as many people who envy her. To the untrained eye, she appears to have it all together; a beautiful family, a thriving ministry, and people to fawn over her. However, after the benediction; she struggles immensely with her own reality, to the point that she is haunted by a suicidal presence. Her refusal to forgive her father, former Bishop Jason Loftin, for his thoughtless and scandalous acts, sows grave seeds of bitterness within her that threaten to destroy her relationship with God, her family, and her ministry. Unable to continue carrying the weighty load of people’s expectations, Jacey is on the verge of simply walking away from it all. However, an ordained encounter with a spiritual eye that is capable of seeing beyond her facade and is unmoved by her title and accomplishments, confronts her with truth, love, and kindness. Will pride keep Jacey from accepting the truth about her spiritual stagnancy? Or will she have an ear to hear the voice of wisdom and instruction that will rekindle her passion for God and for ministering to his people?

 

Book Excerpt

“Send the people home Shauna. Tell them the service has been canceled.”

 

Shauna blinked a few times & shook her head as if she had heard me incorrectly.

 

“Prophetess, you want me to do what?”

 

I looked her up and down and with my tone daring her to challenge me I said

 

“You heard me go out there & tell them to go home. I ain’t got nothing to say tonight”

 

Shauna stood frozen in place;  staring at me as if I had completely lost my mind. She failed to realize that I had indeed lost my mind long ago.

 

 

About the Author

Sherabim Joy Allen, known by most as Sheri, is a Christian author and local minister based out of New Jersey. She currently serves in ministry at Bethlehem-Judah Christian Fellowship Church of God In Christ, under the leadership of Bishop Anthony W. Gilyard. Our headquarters are located in Elizabeth, NJ.

She is a motivational speaker, and has been a guest presenter at the Anthem Institute, located in Jersey City NJ, the Y.L.A.C.D Division of the University of Texas at Arlington, The University Charter Academy, Jersey City, NJ, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Lamba Theta Alpha Sorority, YCS FT Lee Educational Facility, Fort Lee, NJ, and many women and youth empowerment events. She is also the author of, “Heart of a Woman: Motherhood, Marriage, Ministry, and Money”, “Life Won’t Wait”, and co-author of “A Mother’s Love.” Her first two novels “After the Benediction” and “Mema’s Pretty Little Black Girls” are scheduled for release by the end of 2018 along with her first children’s book entitled “Manny and the Magic Keys.”

 

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Burgundy Gloves by Julia David

About the Book

In spring of 1880, temperamental Allison Kent finally finds a chance to soar into her dreams of adventure. But in one tragic moment, Allison’s planned future comes to a halt when she is found at the bottom of a ravine, left for dead. Levi Graham is a strong independent backwoodsman, who stumbles upon the injured young woman. He quickly finds an uncomfortable challenge in taking on the role of a Good Samaritan. In addition to caring for this helpless, confusing woman, he encounters a robbery, a fire, visits from relatives, and the cabin’s previous owners, all disrupting his peaceful life of solitude and trapping. In Allison’s desire to be independent, she finds that these strange people carry a deep faith and connection, crumbling her defensiveness. Little by little her future is changing as she weighs the new possibilities. Her mother’s burgundy gloves bring comfort to her confusion and new strength to surrender… Will she return home to the unknown or accept the necessary offer of marriage?

 

Book Excerpt

She wanted to wait for an answer, but her eyes betrayed her; she was falling asleep again. Kneeling, Levi gathered up her jacket and carefully placed it under her head. “Please, don’t…take me…anywhere. I just want to sleep,” she whispered.

 

About the Author

Julia David is an avid reader, writer, and communicator. Married and mother to five, Julia works with pregnant and parenting teens. Burgundy Gloves is her debut novel and first in the historical romance Mighty One series. When taking time away she enjoys camping around the Pacific Northwest.

 

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Things You Don’t Know About Dating & Marriage That Could Hurt You! by Devine Matthews

About the Book

Nationally renowned author, freelance writer, director, producer, songwriter, television and radio host, screenwriter, playwright and evangelist Devine Matthews was raised a devout Muslim. Throughout her personal life and business career, she has always considered herself first and foremost “God’s Handmaid.” As an adult, a series of events brought the mother of three to crossroads in becoming a Christian. While her decision was not an easy one, for Devine, there was no turning back. Her eyes filled with tears of gratitude and her heart warmed with a sincere appreciation for Life when she acknowledged Jesus as her Messiah. The peace, joy and freedom she discovered were well worth the challenges she faced throughout her lifetime.

 

Book Excerpt

My Marriage – “A Divine Setup”

By Devine Matthews

Let’s look at what the Bible, says about marriage? Hebrew 13: 4 says, “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” Then Jesus said in Mark 10: 6-9, “But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this reason, a man shall leave his father and Mother, And the two shall become one flesh; so, they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

First let’s be totally clear about one thing – there is no perfect marriage. Just like there is no perfect person. The Bible says that we “all have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD.” (Romans 3:23) We are human beings with flaws and imperfections. With that said, for a marriage to be successful, both parties must put in a lot of work and effort. There are sacrifices that must be made from time to time. Lord knows, having patience with your partner is essential and a must! When I think about what I almost gave up on, I’m telling you the truth my flesh truly shudders. I’m soooo glad that we stuck it out and weathered the storms. I must confess that our marriage has gotten sweeter with time like just fine wine! God has always supernaturally intervened to help us get through the tough and difficult times.

With God’s help, marriages can be kept together and restored. My husband Deon and I are a living testimony like many other couples! The LORD JESUS has truly kept our marriage of 27 years strong. I give Him ALL the praise! Only He alone gets the GLORY for sustaining and keeping our union together. Through all our ups and downs, God has been gracious and faithful to us. Our marriage is a testament of HIS faithfulness!

If I can be candid, there were days when I asked myself and God, what in the world have I gotten myself into and I’m quite sure my husband would totally agree that he felt the same way. There are times when we’ve both said, this is not going to work. Oh, but GOD! When we first got married, many naysayers said our marriage would not last. There were outside influences that even tried to break us up, but it didn’t work. What God puts together no man can separate!

Here’s how we met:

My husband and I met through a friend of mine whose brother happened to be Deon’s best friend. Since the Father has set me free indeed, I can tell you the truth and nothing but the whole truth so help me God! So here we go! One day my best friend and I were talking, and she began telling me about Deon. To be honest with you, I don’t even know how we ended up talking about him. Can somebody say, “a divine set-up?” From what I was hearing so far, I certainly wasn’t interested. He wasn’t my type. We were so different and from two different worlds as far as I was concerned.

I was a young believer (on milk) in Christ who loved the Lord and was seeking after Him wholeheartedly. I had what I considered to be a good stable job working at Michigan Bell and had been working there since the age of 17 years old. I considered myself to be a strong, ambitious, tenacious, generous and independent young woman with dreams of one day going into the entertainment industry. On the other hand, Deon was in the world living the street life and from what I seen, his character was quiet, laid back, sweet and respectful but selfish, self-centered.

Although at the time, he was a drug dealer, his desire was to go back to school and become either a Doctor or Mortician, I definitely could not see a future with him. At that time, I was terrified of dead folks too, please! The thought of being married to a Mortician alone creeped me out. So, my friend proceeded to tell me that this guy had a lot of “chedda” (money) saved up.

At that moment, all previous thoughts about him completely left my head. My dear friend had all my undivided attention. I started thinking, hmmm he just might be my type after all. Suddenly, all I could see were dollar signs. For a quick moment, I began to daydream about all I could do with his money. I sure did! I started to see his money helping me pay off my bills. I tried to keep my composure on the outside. But on the inside, I anxiously wanted to hook up with him. The sooner we could meet the better!

At this point, I couldn’t wait to meet him. Not wanting to sound desperate, but in my mind, I was thinking, “Can you please give him a call right now?” But I played it off trying to be calm, cool, and collective. I said to my friend, “Girl you got to hook me up.” She sat us up to meet and when I first laid eyes on him I thought to myself, “He is definitely not my type.” He looked like a darker version of “Super Fly.” He had long permed hair and was bigger than what I was used to. Later on, he told me that the feeling was mutual, and he wasn’t feeling me either. He told me that I wasn’t his type and he thought I had money too because I was working at the telephone company.

After we went out a couple of times, I found his persona to be nothing like his lifestyle. I found him to be a gentleman. He was kind and considerate. I began ministering to him about Jesus and he started attending Church with me. He repented, turned away from his evil ways and received Jesus into his heart. Soon afterwards, I began to watch God do a work through him. I saw his life begin to transform right before my eyes. It was such a blessing to see the quick transformation! Glory be to God! I remember being so turned off by the long-processed hair he was sporting, and I let him know it. Then one day to my surprise, he came over with all his locks cut off. He was totally bald. I was startled and elated at the same time. He became a deacon at the Church we were attending, and this was the beginning of him coming into a serious relationship with the Lord.

Years later, he told me that he was tired of the way he was living and was ready to change his life. The lifestyle he was living as a drug dealer was leading him straight to hell. God, in His infinite wisdom seen a soul that was crying out to be delivered and set free from a life of sin. Sadly, I could only think of emptying this man’s bank account and it was all about his soul! Of course, I didn’t know it at the time, but God was divinely setting us up to build and advance His Kingdom. For the Bible says, two are always better than one because they have a good reward for their labor!” (Ecclesiastes 4:9) Oh, come on and magnify the Lord God with me! God’s plans are always so much bigger and better than what our puny little minds can fathom, conceive or imagine!

Well, we were married eight months after we met. We had to work through some kinks during the first couple of years. God had to transform his mindset and way of thinking. One of the problems we experienced was the fact that he was used to dealing with loose women and I was thriving to be a godly woman. He made it a point to let me know that he was used to women taking care of him. However, I made it very clear to him that I wasn’t that kind of girl and that was not going to happen.

Please let me say that never once did I condemn him, for the Bible tells us that God did not come to condemn the world but came that the world might be saved (John 3:17). I just let my light shine as Jesus instructed us to do in Matthew 5:16. I’m also reminded of the scripture in I Peter 3:1 that says, “Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives.” If your behavior is one that is godly, and your husband is worldly, he can be won over to Christ, if your actions and life line up with the Word of God. This is not something that I heard or read about but have personally experienced first-hand.

I must say that I never in my wildest dreams thought my husband would be as giddy as I was about the things of God. I never imagined that I would see the day when he would carry and hold me up spiritually. By this, I mean through fasting, praying and speaking the word of God over my life. Because initially, I was the one carrying him spiritually as well as the rest of my family. What a testament of what GOD Almighty can do! Another thing that really blew me away is to see this once selfish and self-centered person become so generous, caring and giving.

In my closing, I would like to say that I never thought I would find someone who would love me like “Christ loves the Church.” All praises to you LORD!! I didn’t trust men. I had been hurt from previous relationships and Deon knew this. I will never forget Deon saying to me, “I am going to make you happy.” From time to time, he will ask me, “did I make you happy?” My answer is always – You have, indeed! I would like to let it be known that the same thing He’s done for Deon and me, He will do for you. God has no favorites! The Bible tells us that God has no “respecter of person.” (Romans 2:11) However, I do want to caution you to make sure you are following His instructions and doing what He has required of you.

 

About the Author

 

Devine is an author, freelance writer, director, producer, songwriter, television and radio host, screenwriter, playwright and evangelist. She moved to California in pursuit of her dream of going into the entertainment Industry. However, that dream was put on hold after she and her family became homeless. Through this ordeal, Devine and her husband founded 4 His Glory Ministry, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless families. Through her challenges, she embraced her determination, passion and dedicated her life to helping others which has led to featured articles in the Detroit Free Press, Woman’s World Magazine, Christian Examiner, A Christian Place Magazine, Inland Valley News, and PRWeb. She was a contributing writer for the book about family life titled, “Happy Wife, Happy Life.” Devine wrote, directed and produced a powerful and compelling short film titled, “Reach Your Dream,’’ that was selected for premiere screening review at the Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. She also successfully produced two popular television shows, Youth Unlimited Show and Gospel TV that aired on Time Warner Cable Television for six years.

 

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We Are One by Muriel Gladney

 

Write Now Literaryis pleased to be organizing a two-week book tour for We Are One by Muriel Gladney. The book tour will run June 24-July 5, 2019. Book a tour here.
Book Title: We Are One         
Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN-10: 1644387190
ISBN-13: 978-1644387191
 
Meet Muriel
 
An abusive childhood had led me to become a full-blown atheist by the time I was 16. God introduced Himself when I was 52. This journey to true life is recorded in my book: Mine: An Everlasting Promise of Love, Deliverance, and Wholeness.
Now 76, I have spent the last twenty-four years learning to walk free in the shoes of being a child of God, while also honing my God-given skills as an ambassador and writer for Jesus, author, and speaker. After moving to California, I returned to college at the age of 61. There I received an Associate Degree in Arts with honors, functioned as a reporter and Editor-In-Chief of the college newspaper, along with receiving numerous rewards for writing, such as the 0CCWF Beverly Bush Smith award. I am also published in God Encounters, a book by author James Stuart Bell. 
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We Are One presents an unchanged, endless, truth—women were not created to live in disappointment, disillusionment, and defeat.  We Are One is bursting with inspiration and encouragement as each chapter utilizes the raw, true life, experiences of several women who endured personal pain and yet came through empowered and victorious.  How? Through the use of a key that a woman never knew she had. We Are One unveils the key.  It will heal a woman’s soul, as item powers her to live a life that is not defined by trials and persecution. Women will know the power of a woman’s purposed influence and thus her eternal value.
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