Promo Post Vision: Seeing is Achieving

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About the Book

Title: Vision Seeing is Achieving

Author: Allan Sealy

Genre: Self-help, Spirituality

Each of us needs to have vision. Not the vision that is seen through our eyes but that which is revealed in our hearts. The vision of your heart will enable you see pass the limitations of time, revealing to you a future that only you can create. The vision of your heart will reveal your true potential and power. The vision of your heart will elevate your mind and expand your thinking so that you would truly believe that all things are possible. We were all created on purpose for a purpose. Your parents cannot assign purpose to you. You must discover this yourself. However, the clues to your purpose are not hard to find. They are hidden in plain sight! It is only for you recognize that what you see in your heart is not a pipe dream but a window into your future and a revelation of your purpose.

This book was written to help you realize your purpose and your destiny by enabling you to:

  • Understand who really you are,
  • Discover your passion
  • Understand the significance of your vision
  • Discover your creative power
  • Manifest your vision
  • Unleash your awesome potential.

This book will inspire you to believe in your dreams and hang

Author Bio

Born in London’s East End, Allan Sealy began his career in the creative industries of fashion and design before going on to start Ministry In Art (MIA), a conglomerate that use creative and inspirational media to give it’s customers the winning edge. With over 17 years combined experience, MIA has serviced a worldclass mix of authors, coaches, motivational speakers, artists, filmmakers, and thought leaders. MIA is also the marketing force behind the UK’s biggest gospel concerts, featuring the likes of Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton and many more.

Over the past 2 years, Allan positioned himself in the success and personal development arena, with the formation of Life and Success Media (LS). Under the LS brand, Allan seeks to utilize his media and marketing experience to promote and advance the profile of life coaches, authors, thought leaders and success-experts worldwide. Spearheading this brand is MVP-Life – a popular online magazine that presents critical insights, strategies and the very best ideas from field leaders, success technicians and captains of industry. MVP-Life aims to be a key resource for achieving outstanding success in all areas of life. MVP-Life can be seen in e-zine format at mvplife.com.

Allan Sealy’s passion for excellence and the success of other people is reflected in everything he achieves. As a trained life coach, prolific author, and inspirational speaker, his teachings on life mastery has become the focal point of his published books and magazines, empowering many to renew their thinking and making positive change to their lives. His book ‘Wisdom Brings Success’ serves as an effective tool in communicating success principles and key life lessons that unleash the unlimited potential within each and everyone of us. Allan seeks to inform readers of their innate ability to influence the outcome of any situation, and create their own human success story. A man on a mission, Allan Sealy is shaping the international concept of what is possible to achieve in one’s life by recognizing their inner genius, creative power and immense value. He also conducts Wisdom Brings Success Seminars, where many have been impacted by his eloquent, yet passionate delivery of practical wisdom and strategies for success.

In addition to being trailblazing businessman, Allan Sealy is an inspirational leader who relentlessly demonstrates strong cultural sensitivity, with a commitment to driving change in the perceptions, attitudes and disabling self-limiting beliefs of those he addresses. He has empowered people of all ages and enabled them to maximise their potential and discover their purpose. Overall, the resulting impact has positively influenced their lives, their families, their communities and beyond.

Personal Site

www.allansealy.com

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Author Interview K My Name is Kendra

Have you been writing for a long time?

If you count my very first book report in elementary school…then YES! In all serious, though, as I go through this journey with my new book, I’m remembering little things that brought me to this time in my life. Writing book reports and papers—every assignment and every little teacher’s note in the margins of my notebook paper—helped shape me as a writer, which I’ve officially been since the publication of my first book in 2000.

 

What inspired you to start a writing career?

Reading! My love of books and words and the art of storytelling. I was an avid reader, and fortunately, I eventually discovered that I could also write and tell my own stories. But it all began with my love of reading, which is why I’m so happy when I meet young readers. Who knows how many of them will grace us with beautiful tales in the years to come?

 

Is this book a stand-alone, or part of a series?

It was originally penned as a stand-alone, though I have decided to write a sequel. And if at the end of that book I realize there is still more story to tell, then I will write a third book. I think I have to let Kendra decide when she’s ready to stop telling her story.

 

Why did you choose this genre?

I actually did not choose the YA genre. In this instance, it chose me! I set out to tell a story that needed to be told. As I think about it now, I suppose it could’ve been written from the point of view of one of the adult characters. The Miss Wilson character, for instance, could’ve been the main character, and the book could’ve focused on her life and how she—among many other things happening in her world—helps a teen girl named Kendra, who is in crisis. The tone and voice of the story would’ve been entirely different, and the conversations would’ve been more grown up and perhaps not as appealing to—or as appropriate for—younger readers. But Kendra wanted to tell her own story in her own voice. And while her words do appeal to plenty of adults, she’s really talking to teens and young adults.

 

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

Don’t let yourself be pigeonholed into being any one type of writer. Tell the stories you want to tell, whatever the genre. Just tell them authentically, and tell them well.

About the Book

Title: K My Name is Kendra

Author: Kamichi Jackson

Genre: Young Adult

Fifteen-year-old Kendra James’ life begins to spiral out of control with the return of her long-lost runaway sister Meisha, and the visit of a young celebrity uncle with questionable intentions. Things take a particular turn for the worse when that uncle exploits Kendra’s loneliness and untreated depression and makes a move on her that sends her world into a tailspin from which she’s not sure she’ll ever recover. Will she survive this tragedy…or will she hit rock-bottom before anyone even notices?

 

Author Bio

In addition to K My Name Is Kendra, Kamichi Jackson is the author of an eBook entitled Where Present Meets Past (originally available as part of the now-defunct Amazon Shorts Program), the middle reader book You’re Too Much, Reggie Brown, a forthcoming adult novel entitled The Brownstone, two unproduced screenplays, and several short stories. KJ has made numerous appearances in support of her work, among them the Baltimore Book Festival. When not writing, Kamichi is likely off somewhere singing karaoke. The South Norwalk, Connecticut native currently resides in Northern Virginia with family.

 

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Release Blitz Halaya

About the Book

Title: Halayda

Author: Sarah Delena White

Genre: Mythology / Steampunk

A mortal alchemist. A faerie king. A bond that transcends death.

Betrayed by a trusted mentor, Sylvie Imanthiya hides on the fringes of society, caring for half-fae orphans and trading her alchemical creations on the black market. She lives for the one night each season when she can see her dearest friend—a man whose destiny is far above hers.

King Taylan Ashkalabek knows better than to exchange halayda vows with a mortal. Even their friendship is a risk; love is an impossible dream. Then a brutal alchemical attack poisons his realm, unearthing a dark power within him—and leaving Sylvie with the ancient mark of Faerie’s savior.

Manifesting unpredictable abilities and aided by allies with their own secrets, Sylvie and Taylan journey into the wilds of Faerie to heal the damage and confront Casimir, an invincible star-fae determined to claim the realm as his own. But only their enemy knows Sylvie’s true capabilities—and Taylan’s weaknesses—and how to use them in his vicious schemes.

Her fate is life. His fate is death. With Faerie in the balance, Sylvie and Taylan must stand together before reality as they know it is destroyed.

Author Bio

Sarah Delena White writes eclectic speculative fiction that reworks mythology with a fine balance of poetry and snark. She’s an experienced world traveler who loves to weave world folklore and ancient concepts into vibrant, original story worlds. She is the Benevolent Firebird (acquisitions editor) for Uncommon Universes Press. When she’s not writing or editing, she can be found making jewelry, singing Irish ballads, drinking tea, and working a variety of odd jobs. She can be bribed with dark chocolate.

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Book Review No Quarter: Wenches

Title: No Quarter: Wenches – Volume 1

Author: MJL Evans

Genre: Historical Romance

Volume 1 of 6 begins in 1689 Port Royal, Jamaica, where Atia Crisp is imprisoned, awaiting trial, while refugees from Strangewayes’s plantation seek their new home. Guided by Capitaine la Roche, they face pursuit by the pirate hunter Big Dick and the perilous terrain of Bocas del Toro. Their future home of Sérénité hangs in the balance, complicated by the outbreak of war with France.

Series Description:

The adventures from No Quarter: Dominium continue with wenches! In 1689, Atia Crisp finds herself imprisoned in the wickedest city on earth, Port Royal, Jamaica, while the refugees from Strangewayes’s plantation in the Blue Mountains are on the run and seeking a new home, deep in the Caribbean. Captain Jean-Paul la Roche must get them to safety and find a way to liberate the woman he loves while waging a war against the English with the pirate Laurens de Graaf.

While besieged people suffer and starve, a group of women form a secret and illegal society deep from within the bowels of the city called: WENCH. A network that deals with smugglers, merchants, cutthroats and thieves. Dragged into the struggle for supremacy of the Caribbean, the women are divided and find themselves engulfed in bloodshed. The pirates of Port Royal and former enemies may be their only hope of escape.

Hell hath no fury like a cross wench!

A romance novel set in 1689 in Port Royal, an era I’m not familiar with but that I enjoyed learning more about. Atia Crisp is an interesting character to read about, and the historical setting was described in such detail I could imagine myself there. Fans of historical romance will enjoy this book.

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Book Excerpt The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnigan

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The Lavender Line

“What’s your favorite color?”

Francesca asked Rich the all-important color question after she’d introduced herself and they’d risen from the leafy park grounds. The color question was Francesca’s favorite, along with, “Can you play?” Richard the hops-drinking vice president of something preferred, “What do you do?” or, “Where do you golf?” Sadly, this was the second-to-last time Rich would answer the color question, and so marked the beginning of the end for him. Once people stop asking you what your favorite color is, you’re done for.

Rich decided then and there his favorite color was something like her hair. “Blue,” he said. “You?”

“Red. Reminds me of my red friend, the esteemed Mr. Fox, of the Red Line.” Rich wasn’t sure who or what she meant by her red friend, the esteemed Mr. Fox, of the Red Line, but decided against any questioning on the subject. She might think it rude, or stupid—he wasn’t exactly sure what the word “esteemed” meant.

“Let’s see, blue and red, red and blue, blue and red,” Francesca thought aloud. “Mix those two, add a dash of stardust, and we have a lavender. That’s settled, tonight we’ll go for a Lavender Line ride.”

Here, Rich felt he should correct her. She could talk about esteemed foxes all she wanted, but when it came to city trains, he was the expert. His uncle was employed by the Chicago Transportation Authority in an important office job, and had educated him in all there was to know about city transportation. Rich was sure there was no Lavender Line. There were the Red, Orange, Purple, Green, Blue, Pink, and Yellow lines. Definitely no Lavender in there. Maybe she’d meant Purple.

About the Book

ftalechicago-cover-imageTitle: The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan

Author: Steve Wiley

Genre: Fantasy

“Did you know most anything that matters in this city was built by magic before it was built by men? Of course you didn’t. This city is different from other cities. The true history of it is unpublished. Lucky for you, I know it all by heart.”

~ Francesca Finnegan

In Chicago, a secret L train runs through the mythical East Side of the city. On that train, you’ll find a house-cat conductor, an alcoholic elf, a queen of the last city farm, the most curious wind, and an exceptional girl by the name of Francesca Finnegan.

When we first encounter Richard K. Lyons, he is a man who has long forgotten the one night, when he was still a boy called Rich, when Francesca invited him aboard the secret L for an adventure though the East Side. The night was a mad epic, complete with gravity-defying first kisses, mermaid overdoses, and princess rescues. Unfortunately for Rich, the night ended like one of those elusive dreams forgotten the moment you wake. Now, Rich is all grown up and out of childish adventures, an adult whose life is on the verge of ruin. It will take the rediscovery of his exploits with Francesca, and a reacquaintance with the boy he once was, to save him.

Author Bio

Steve is a father, husband, uncle, brother, friend, and purveyor of fairy stories. He grew up in and around Chicagoland, where he still lives with his wife and two kids. He has been published in an array of strange and serious places, from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., to Crannóg magazine in Galway, Ireland. This is his first book. He has an undergraduate degree in something he has forgotten from Illinois State University and a graduate degree in something equally forgotten from DePaul University. You can email Steve at Lavenderlinepress@gmail.com, or visit thewileymancan on Instagram.

Illustrator Bio

Chris is an artist who studied at Columbia College Chicago. He is a Chicago native and has lived here all his life. Chris’s paintings have been showcased in many local galleries and beyond. When he feels like it, he travels elsewhere to find inspiration. You can reach him at Chris.cihon@gmail.com, or visit _ccihon on Instagram.

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Book Website: www.fairytalechicago.com

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Character Interview No Quarter: Wenches

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I’m hosting a character interview for “No Quarter: Wenches” today. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Character Interview

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m the widow of the pirate Rowdy Belford and I had a son who ran off to be pirate like his father. As a fem-sole, I perform laundry services to make ends meet, as a pirate widow’s pension doesn’t pay the bills. And currently, I’m looking after Boots, Dr. Strangewayes’s cat.

What is your role in the story?

I start an underground movement against the mistreatment of women and slaves.

When and where were you happiest?

In the womb, I think. Yup, in the womb was nice.

If you had one wish, what would it be?

Proper drainage. Port Royal floods a lot.

On what occasion, do you lie?

I ain’t had the pleasure of a man’s company for some time now.

Tell us a bit about the old pirating days.

In the late ’70s and early ’80s, I sailed with the Samaná Bay Buccaneers, while they raided the Spanish Main chasing a treasure galleon under the pirate Laurens de Graaf.  It was all fun and games until someone lost their eye, then their arm, and their head.

About the Book

 Title: No Quarter: Wenches – Volume 1

Author: MJL Evans

Genre: Historical Romance

Volume 1 of 6 begins in 1689 Port Royal, Jamaica, where Atia Crisp is imprisoned, awaiting trial, while refugees from Strangewayes’s plantation seek their new home. Guided by Capitaine la Roche, they face pursuit by the pirate hunter Big Dick and the perilous terrain of Bocas del Toro. Their future home of Sérénité hangs in the balance, complicated by the outbreak of war with France.

Series Description:

The adventures from No Quarter: Dominium continue with wenches! In 1689, Atia Crisp finds herself imprisoned in the wickedest city on earth, Port Royal, Jamaica, while the refugees from Strangewayes’s plantation in the Blue Mountains are on the run and seeking a new home, deep in the Caribbean. Captain Jean-Paul la Roche must get them to safety and find a way to liberate the woman he loves while waging a war against the English with the pirate Laurens de Graaf.

While besieged people suffer and starve, a group of women form a secret and illegal society deep from within the bowels of the city called: WENCH. A network that deals with smugglers, merchants, cutthroats and thieves. Dragged into the struggle for supremacy of the Caribbean, the women are divided and find themselves engulfed in bloodshed. The pirates of Port Royal and former enemies may be their only hope of escape.

Hell hath no fury like a cross wench!

Author Bio

MJL EVANS wanted to be a writer since she was ten years old and in 2014 she finally got her act together and pursued her dream. No Quarter: Dominium (Volumes 1-6) is her first book series. She is currently writing the No Quarter: Wenches book series, which is a continuation of the adventures in 17th century Port Royal, Jamaica. A huge fan of Monty Python, Red Dwarf, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. Her time is devoted to acrylic, oil and watercolor painting, catering to her two senior cats and of course, writing.

You can connect with MJL Evans on Twitter at @artistmjlevans or noquarterseries@gmail.com

GM O’CONNOR is a huge movie fan, writer and visual artist. No Quarter: Dominium (Volumes 1-6) is his first book series and he’s currently writing No Quarter: Wenches. A lover of sci-fi and history, half his brain lives in the 17th century while the other half sails perpetually through space. He hopes to one day bring the No Quarter Series to film and/or graphic novel format.

You can connect with GM O’Connor on Twitter at @gm_oconnor or noquarterseries@gmail.com

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Email us at: noquarterseries@gmail.com

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Author Interview Lalin Bonheur

Have you been writing for a long time?

I remember writing a poem about my cat, Prince, in sixth grade. That was a very long time ago!  Many poems and short stories later I won a fiction award from a literary magazine, Flyway, published at Iowa State University. It was the first money I’d ever earned for writing. The story was also nominated for a Pushcart prize. I was thrilled. Shortly after that I realized that novels would be easier to publish. Long story short, I began to take writing more seriously about fifteen years ago.

What inspired you to start a writing career?

Well, as I mentioned, the short story award gave me hope and encouragement to continue. Not that many people read literary magazines, unfortunately. People I know read novels. In the early 2000s I started my first novel. That book, a science-fiction piece, is one I hope to get back to eventually. Lalin Bonheur happens to be my third book, but the first one to be published by a small publisher, Freya’s Bower.

Is this book a stand-alone or part of a series?

Currently I am working on a sequel– continuing the mystery/romance. My character, Lalin, has a number of ominous loose ends to unravel. The loup garou from the first novel still roam the New Orleans French Quarter. Another character from the past comes back to haunt the couple. Etienne, Lalin’s lover/protector, is pursued by another woman, and the threats from the bayou country are joined by a new menace from the continent of Europe.

Why did you choose this genre?

Originally I wanted to write literary fiction, but my stories always had gothic elements. My award-winning story is laced with voudou and magical realism. After receiving the financial award, I decided to move into genre writing. I’ve always loved science fiction and fantasy, so I thought why not write a paranormal mystery/romance. I guess I feel like this genre has a larger base of readers. I hope that’s true!
Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Yes, I do. I’ve talked to a number of people who say they have a story idea, and sometimes they will describe a whole novel in detail. Many of them write a page or two, but never pursue it. My advice is WRITE every day! Discipline’s the key– without that you never get past the first page.

About the Book

Title: Lalin Bonheur

Author: Margaret O. Howard

Genre: Paranormal Mystery / Romance

When Lalin Bonheur shape shifts, she roams the Vieux Carre as a sleek tuxedo cat to learn the secrets of her city.

But on her debut at a Quadroon Ball in 1830 this octoroon beauty meets and falls in love with French aristocrat, Etienne Legendre. Etienne becomes her protector and he soon learns that his mistress leads a second life as a healer and voudou priestess.

Their story takes a bizarre turn after Lalin’s protector marries. His wife, Minette, dies mysteriously and he is charged with murder. Lalin concocts a zombie potion to assist him in his escape from jail.

The couple sail upriver to hide until they can prove his innocence. But their struggles only become more challenging, when they face the fearsome loup-garou (wolf men of Louisiana) and then a giant bird. Lalin must use her magic to battle these monsters. But it’s what she learns about the vicious feathered creature that brings the story to its climax.

Author Bio

Margaret O. Howard is a writer and former dancer, who grew up in the Deep South and currently walks the gulf beaches of Florida every morning, She adores her two sons, three rescue cats, cool weather, travel, photography, ballet, books, and mermaids. Her novel, Lalin Bonheur, is set in the city of voudou queens, New Orleans. You can visit her at margaretohoward.wordpress,com, Margaret Howard Trammell on Facebook, or @howardomargaret on Twitter.

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