Get Me Through the Makeover of My Life by Cedric Nelms

Hello! This is one of my tour stops during my one month book tour for Get Me Through by Cedric Nelms. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs March 5-30, 2018. Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL.

ISBN-10: 1979321361

ISBN-13: 978-1979321365

Genre: Non Fiction

About The Author

Cedric Nelms was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from St. Bernard High in Playa Del Rey, CA. He attended Morehouse College, where he majored in Biology, with a minor in Psychology.

Cedric has been in the ministry for 18 years and has been working in different areas of ministry, from youth ministry, men’s ministry, teaching, community development, social justice, and civic engagement. He was also the radio host of the Chosen Generation Ministry Radio Show, an internet program/podcast that deals with the intersection of culture, life, and faith. He is the lead pastor of Chosen Generation Fellowship Church, in Long Beach. In addition to that, he is the newly appointed Los Angeles City Director for World Impact, where he is actively working on being a bridge builder between Los Angeles and the Faith Based community.

Cedric has been married to Karen, for 18 years and they have been together for 20 years. They have 5 beautiful children, Erika, Jonathan, and a set of triplets, Isaiah, Khalid, and Courtney. He loves to spend time with his family, reading, watching sports, traveling, going out to eat, writing, and just having a good time!

About The Book
Get Me Through….The Makeover of My Life is a book for all seasons of life. It will lead you through getting out of the places that you are stuck, picking up the pieces after disruption, and releasing yourself to dream again my the future. Get Me Through is path through life’s most questionable moments.
The title of the book is purposely open-ended and ambiguous because most people are trying to get through. From Kindergarten to College, people are trying to get through school. Whether you are a high paid executive, entrepreneur, or occupying a cubicle, the daily grind of work and handling life issues is a reality. Still others are trying to get through the seasons of a relationship; the harsh winter or the warm summertime feel that relationships bring. 

On the other hand, the death of a loved one or the death of one’s self-esteem may seem like, to some, as trying to wade through a cloud of never-ending darkness. Ultimately, getting through is a part of the human experience. At some point, trying to get through is a part of everyone’s process, the only difference is each person’s process is tailor made. Even so, no matter what you are struggling to figure out, you are just trying to get through it with your character and sanity intact.

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Living for Jesus Until He Returns by Pearl Nsiah-Kumi

About the Book

Jesus is coming back and soon! That knowledge should motivate all Christians to live with expectation and accountability in mind.

Are you a new Christian with a desire to grow in your faith? Are you a mature Christian looking for a way to encourage and mentor a new Christian? This book is a good resource for you. Living For Jesus Until He Returns is a compilation of articles that address the Christian walk, written in a format that is easy to read and understand. The articles cover the basics of Christian living like prayer, Bible reading, fellowship with other believers, the importance of obedience to what the Bible says and evangelism. Each article has supporting Scripture to aid the reader in the verification of the facts presented. An unbeliever is sure to benefit from this book as well, because the first few articles actually explain the way of salvation.

Book Excerpt

I am special to God, and you can be too! I don’t mean to be boastful—just stating a fact. Please allow me to explain. I have three proofs that God loves me! First, He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die in my place, before I ever understood that, like everyone else, I was a sinner, alienated from Him (see Romans 3:23). Second, He sent someone my way to make sure I heard and understood the gospel (see Romans 10:14), and thank God, I accepted His forgiveness. Third, He confirmed His love and forgiveness by calling me His child. The Scripture clearly puts it this way, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God” (1 John 3:1 NIV84)!

About the Author

Pearl is a retired Registered Nurse; she grew up in Ghana, West Africa. She has lived in the USA for forty years. She has three adult children, one son-in-law and four beautiful grandchildren. She has authored two books in the past two years. Pearl loves to express her understanding of the Bible through writing articles and poems. Her goal is two-fold: To reach people with the truth of God’s word and invite them to experience faith in Jesus Christ, and also to encourage Christians to mature in faith walking faithfully with their God through obedience to Him. In addition to writing, Pearl is also a Volunteer Counselor at a local Crisis Pregnancy Clinic.

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Ex-Ray by Cheryl Robinson

Hello! This is one of my tour stops during my one month book tour for Ex-Ray by Cheryl Robinson. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs January 26-February 26, 2018.  Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL.

About The Author

Cheryl Robinson has the Until Ray trilogy set in her beloved hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Cheryl currently resides in Central Florida. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University. This is her eleventh book.

About The Book

ISBN-10: 098471104X

ISBN-13: 978-0984711048

ASIN: B0778P6N72

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

In this journey into second-chance love, author Cheryl Robinson invites us to ponder whether we would rekindle a romance with someone who had broken a promise to forsake all others.
Meet Ray and Sarita Saint. In 1987, they pledged to love, honor, and cherish each other until death. When Ray goes missing a year later, Sarita wonders whether he’s dead or alive. While she was dreaming of their happily ever after, Ray was exploring greener pastures, a new relationship. Sarita—a virgin until marriage—took her vows seriously and believed Ray did, too. Instead, he left their marriage and their life in Detroit to reinvent himself. Sarita always held out hope that he would return one day. And he does. It’s twenty-seven years later, and Ray is determined to find his one true love. What he discovers has him question everything he thought he knew about Sarita, as well as himself.

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Janoose and the Fall Feather Fair by J. D. Holiday and Luke Brandon Winski

About the Book

A Sequel to Janoose The Goose: The Fox returns to Free Range Farm and he has a score to settle with Janoose. How will the fox get his revenge?

Janoose finds her job at the feather factory in trouble! Bags of feathers are disappearing, and Janoose is puzzled over how this is happening. But with help from her true friends at Free Range Farm, she will solve this mystery!

Book Excerpt

The Fall Feather Fair was just around the corner. Janoose the Goose was busy at the feather factory working to get enough feather pillows made for Mr. Rooster, the Feather Factory owner, to give away to the Fair goers.

“We have almost all the pillows made. Maybe we just need one or two more loads of feathers and we are done,” Janoose told her co-workers Mallard the Duck and Margie the Hen who were stuffing pillows as Janoose poured feathers into the hopper.

“Mr. Rooster was mad when I came back with the bags. He said I only brought eight bags back and that the order was for 10 bags. I loaded 10 bags onto the truck at Free Range Farm. I know I did! What could have happened that two bags are missing?” Janoose complained, looking at the chalkboard near their work station. “See, the wrong number is written on the chalkboard. It says 8 when it use to say 10.”

“And you can see the smudge marks where the numbers were switched, Janoose,” Margie told her. “Do you remember, the delivery before this one was two bags short, too!”

Mallard’s eyes moved left to right and back again. “Maybe for that order the bags fell off the truck,” he stammered, looking away. “That must have been what happened. Yeah – yeah, that must have been it.”


About the Author

Author and illustrator, J.D. Holiday is the author of four children’s books: Janoose the Goose, the sequel; Janoose And The Fall Feather Fair, The Spy Game, and a chapter book for six to nine-year-olds, THE GREAT SNOWBALL ESCAPADE: and for adults, a collection of short stories, STORIES AND IMAGININGS FOR THE READING SPOT. She has written a variety of short stories and articles. Visit her website.


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Make Your Year a Living Success Goals Workbook by Pamela Carmichael

About the Book

Next to helping others become financially empowered, Pamela desires to see you progress in every area of your life. Taking from her personal experiences with setting goals and knowing the ups and downs of working towards those goals, she has created a workbook that is sure the help you not only in the planning stages but also during the action stages. Along with her personal touch, she encourages you, the reader-user of this workbook to involve God every step of the way. She believes that it is with God at the helm of every decision and step in your life that you will experience God’s best and not only gain personally but grow spiritually and daily fulfil God’s purpose in your life.

Are you ready to accomplish more of what matters? Then let this year and beyond be your Living Success Year!

Give yourself the gift of a New Year or a New Season – Turn your Dreams into Goals and your Goals into Living Successes!

This workbook is designed to help you…

• Develop your goals with a Christian world view

• Create all your goals in one simple process

• Get step-by-step instructions throughout the goal creation process

• Take action on your goals immediately

Book Excerpt


Have fun with this! The purpose of this step is to create a visual of your dreams. The more you see the more you act on what you see. Sometimes when life gets a little challenging and the dream starts to fade within (i.e. gets cloudy because of all that going on in and around you); your dream board will help to encourage you and revive your dreams.

God gives us visuals also to remind us of His promises and faithfulness to us:

• The rainbow in the sky symbolizing God’s promise never to flood the earth again

• The sand on the seashore and the stars in the sky that reminded Abraham how great his descendants would be

• The star in the sky at the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ

• Of course, the written word of God filled with His promises and love letter to us

This step is another way of “writing the vision” so it is clear to you.

You will need a few things to do this board:

• A Bristol board or a scrapbook

• An extra page in the workbook (to make a mini board)

• Magazine, postcards, old books

• Images you can download from the internet (optional)

• Scissors and glue

• Marker (to write the title of your dream board or make other special markings)

Look for images that you can cut out or print. Make a collage with the pictures on the Bristol board or paper. Every day review your dream board and prayer about your goals (for direction and success).

Alternatively another option is to write out your vision letting your thoughts flow using the page titled, “My Vision in the Clouds”. In each cloud, write down your immediate thoughts based on the words in the each cloud. Every success in life starts with an idea.

Enjoy the process and dream with God. Equally important is to use the option that best suits your personality and learning style.

About the Author

Speaker, Author, Coach

Pamela Carmichael is a passionate educator of financial empowerment for people. Her Financial Empowerment Initiative produces workshops and seminars centred on financial literacy education.

An author, a teacher, an encourager, a coach and more, Pamela combines her passion for financial empowerment along with her experience and training in financial services, financial education and life coaching to educate and motivate people to take action toward achieving financial freedom and personal success that multiplies into positive changes in society.

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Burnt Orange by Meiah Shaun

Hello! This is one of my tour stops during my two week book tour for Burnt Orange by Meiah Shaun. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs December 18-29,2017.  Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL

ISBN-10: 1683143728
ISBN-13: 1683143727

Genre: AA Christian Fiction

About The Author

Meiah Shaun pens fiction, non-fiction and plays with faith-based messages linking her personal life experiences with spiritual life lessons. She launched A Crown of Beauty Ministries. She’s a native of Orange, Texas and currently resides in the Dallas, Texas area. She is a graduate of LeTourneau University. Her anticipated new release “Burnt Orange” is an inspirational coming-of-age story. In addition to writing, she’s an avid reader, a foodie, loves flowers and shoe shopping.

About The Book

A coming-of-age story of Erin and Erika, Texas twins in an abusive home in a town segregated by white and black color lines, who are wounded by the revealing of a shocking family secret and long to escape their circumstances and erase what they have been labeled. Follow their journey in this compelling novel filled with inspiration and triumph.

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The Student and the Slave by Annie Douglass Lima

Take a look at this exciting new young adult action and adventure novel, The Student and the Slave, now available for purchase! This is the third book in the Krillonian Chronicles, after The Collar and the Cavvarach and The Gladiator and the Guard

The series is set in an alternate world that is very much like our own, with just a few major differences.  One is that slavery is legal there.  Slaves must wear metal collars that lock around their neck, making their enslaved status obvious to everyone. Another difference is the popularity of a martial art called cavvara shil.  It is fought with a cavvarach (rhymes with “have a rack”), a weapon similar to a sword but with a steel hook protruding from partway down its top edge.  Competitors can strike at each other with their feet as well as with the blades.  You win in one of two ways: disarming your opponent (hooking or knocking their cavvarach out of their hands) or pinning their shoulders to the mat for five seconds.

The Collar and the Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima
First, a Little Information about Books 1 and 2: 
Book 1: The Collar and the Cavvarach

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire’s most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie’s escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With his one hope fading quickly away, how can Bensin save Ellie from a life of slavery and abuse?

Click here to read chapter 1 of The Collar and the Cavvarach.
Click here to read about life in the Krillonian Empire, where the series is set.

The Gladiator and the Guard by Annie Douglass LimaBook 2: The Gladiator and the Guard

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is just one victory away from freedom. But after he is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he is condemned to the violent life and early death of a gladiator. While his loved ones seek desperately for a way to rescue him, Bensin struggles to stay alive and forge an identity in an environment designed to strip it from him. When he infuriates the authorities with his choices, he knows he is running out of time. Can he stand against the cruelty of the arena system and seize his freedom before that system crushes him?

Click here to read about life in the arena where Bensin and other gladiators are forced to live and train.

And now, The Student and the Slave, with another awesome cover by the talented Jack Lin!

Book 3: The Student and the Slave

Is this what freedom is supposed to be like? Desperate to provide for himself and his sister Ellie, Bensin searches fruitlessly for work like all the other former slaves in Tarnestra. He needs the money for an even more important purpose, though: to rescue Coach Steene, who sacrificed himself for Bensin’s freedom. When members of two rival street gangs express interest in Bensin’s martial arts skills, he realizes he may have a chance to save his father figure after all … at a cost.

Meanwhile, Steene struggles with his new life of slavery in far-away Neliria. Raymond, his young owner, seizes any opportunity to make his life miserable. But while Steene longs to escape and rejoin Bensin and Ellie, he starts to realize that Raymond needs him too. His choices will affect not only his own future, but that of everyone he cares about. Can he make the right ones … and live with the consequences?

Click here to order The Student and the Slave from Amazon for $2.99 a discounted price of just 99 cents through November 31st!

About the Author:

Annie Douglass Lima spent most of her childhood in Kenya and
later graduated from Biola University in Southern California. She and her
husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where she teaches fifth grade at
Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since
her childhood, and to date has published fifteen books (three YA action and
adventure novels, four fantasies, a puppet script, six anthologies of her
students’ poetry, and a Bible verse coloring and activity book). Besides
writing, her hobbies include reading (especially fantasy and science fiction),
scrapbooking, and international travel.

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Book Excerpt

Excerpt 13
In this excerpt, Bensin’s search for a job turns up an unexpected option that his conscience isn’t sure about.

“Wow, martial arts lessons? Really?” Deiv’s eyes lit up.

“Yeah,” Bensin said. “You know anyone who might be interested? I could be flexible about the exact amount. I just need a paying job.”

“I certainly do. I have a bunch of friends who will probably be interested, actually. Could you teach a whole group at a time?”

Bensin hesitated. A group of gang members? But that wasn’t the same as joining a gang. And if he was going to offer to train people, he couldn’t really be picky about who his students would be. After all, it wasn’t as though Mr. Drogum interviewed every potential pupil at the CSF to filter out the ones he thought didn’t deserve to learn a sport.

“Yeah,” Bensin said. “I could do that.”

“Okay. Do you mind if I hang onto your ad, then? I’ll check with my friends about the details and give you a call at this number in a couple of days.”

“Sure. That works.”

Bensin wasn’t certain whether to feel excited or uncomfortable as they parted ways. At last he was going to earn some money. That was a relief. And it wasn’t as though he’d be doing anything illegal. He would just be training people, that’s all. Exactly like he had done in his job back in Jarreon, except now he would be the primary teacher, not the assistant. There was nothing wrong with that. Right?