Book Spotlight – Wading – Roe Braddy

Why did you decide to write it?

I wrote this book as a dedication to my parents. Their lives and the stories they told me motivated me to write historical fiction. They were great storytellers. 

What’s the best part of being an author?

The best part of being an author is when you write a story that you know people can relate to.

What’s the worst part of being an author?

The worst part of being an author is when your characters stop speaking to you.

Who is your favorite character in the book, and why?

My favorite character in Wading is Mathias. Mathis’ character was written about my dad.  My mother said that he was her heartthrob.

 If you were to write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?

If I were to write a book about my life I would call it, “Roe, The Black Hippy” Because I am a naturalist. I like things that are unusual and artsy.

What was the hardest part of writing the story?

The hardest part of being an author is finding the time to write.

What is something readers would be surprised to know about you?

Readers would be surprised to know that I m also a poet and a playwright.

What are you currently working on right now?

I am currently working on a Kindle Vella story.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aTxuys

Book Spotlight – Learning Self Therapy Through Writing – Nathaniel Gasdsen

The 5 words that best describe “Learning Self Therapy Through Writing” is A Self Guided Journal to One’s Awakening.

The highlight of the book is the 4 Bridges of Life that everyone has to cross: I Am I Can I Want To I will Do It today. Once you cross these bridges, you are ready to journey through the book.

The purpose of the book is self-exploration without judgment or distraction.

The themes that I revisit often in my writings are who am I, why am I here, and what God requires of me at this moment.

This Journal has monthly flushing sessions and weekly contracts that are to be completed. I enjoyed creating this part of the book. The writing prompts were the hardest to write because I wanted to create prompts that really challenge the reader to think and unpack their stuff.

My closest friends may know this but – I would rather prepare a stage for someone to share their voice than to be on the stage sharing mine.

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2PLosJc

Book Spotlight – Infinite Possibilities – JC Anderson

Why did you decide to write it?

I wanted to tell a best friend story that didn’t have a happy ending…at least not in the beginning. I also wanted to delve into the idea of how our past shapes and creates our present and our future. From the opening, one could surmise that Melissa has been through some things. Her approach to men and relationships isn’t normal, and there’s a reason for that. I wanted to make her react, and then I could walk through her history to figure out why she reacted the way she did.

Who is your favorite character in the book, and why?

Melissa is my favorite character. She’s living the life she thinks she wants and doesn’t care what anyone thinks. Plus, it’s always fun to write about the villain’s actions. She’s the drama and the plot pusher.

What was the hardest part of writing the story?

Writing the sex scenes. When writing erotica, I have to write experiences that I’ve never had and make them believable and that can be difficult.

Synopsis

The first book in the Infinite Series, a romantic suspense series, is about the demise of a long-standing friendship due to secrets, conceit, jealousy, and self-hatred.

Agatha, a shy, conservative librarian, has allowed her shortcomings as a lover to stop her from pursuing her sexy boss, Sean. She’s been content being her best friend, Melissa’s, shadow; until she can no longer stand it. One night at Club Infinite, Agatha is a changed woman, ready to do whatever it takes to get and keep her man. Sean is immediately smitten and grateful he waited for her. Melissa, who should be happy that her bestie has finally come out of her shell, instead becomes insanely jealous. How could the bookworm get the sexiest man she’s ever met to want her? Melissa is beside herself and she does the unthinkable, betraying her best and only friend. Assault wasn’t in the plan, but nothing and no one stands in Melissa’s way. Especially when she can see her future in Sean’s arms and his bed. How many times can a friend hurt you? Sometimes, it only takes once.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3HYUYhY

Books of the Day – The Catch No One Wants and The Catch Homework Basket – Dr. Velma Bagby

  • The CATCH No One Wants

In the story, the father asks God to help him provide guidance to his daughter, after watching her dangerous dating habits. God’s answer was, to use what you know. The father is an expert at fishing and sees the behavioral similarities between men and fish, so he invents five metaphorical stories he shares with his daughter on a two-day fishing trip. Four stories represent the men she has dated: the Catfish, who enjoys garbage, the salmon who does not want to get caught, the Sturgeon who likes to nibble, and the Pufferfish, who is beautiful until agitated—all highlight the dating mistakes his daughter continues making even now. While the fifth story—the Goldfish — represents the husband she deserves, and he was standing right in front of her. 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zTu7Sg

  • The CATCH  Homework Basket

Now, you get the same benefit Veronica enjoyed from her dad’s wisdom. Great for book club discussions, church groups, and self-study. The Homework Basket captures all the things Veronica Dawson’s father provided her during and after his intervention. He asked Veronica to complete every task to help her apply intentional dating to discover the husband she deserves. As you move through the Homework Basket, we give you access to Greyson Dawson’s teaching.  

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3N4nX4Q

Book Spotlight – Reflections (The Reflections Series) – Natasha Hughes-Smith

Bio:

Natasha has worked in the education and human services fields for almost thirty years.  She’s had an interest in the arts since childhood.  This love showed in her interest in singing, storytelling, and writing.  She only recently decided to tap into that love and gift professionally. 

Book Links:

https://linktr.ee/AuthorNatasha

5 Words for Reflections:

Suspenseful, shocking, compelling, unpredictable and devotion

Can you share one highlight from the book? 

Gloria loves Vivian like a daughter; she is protective of Vivian.  She’s the moral compass for Vivian.

Purpose of the book:

The story asks, “What are you willing to do, to get what you want?”  All of us face crossroads in our lives and the choices we make at that time define who we are.

Are there themes that you find turn up again and again in your work? A common thread?

Most of my characters want acceptance, success, family, love and to feel protected.

Which character or part of the book was the most fun to write? Which part was the hardest?

I enjoyed writing the scenes of friends hanging out and laughing together.  The hardest part was saying goodbye to the characters when I finished writing the story.

Can you tell us something that even your most loyal fans may not know about you?

I love DC comic superheroes in animated and live-action movies/TV shows.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vKz25y

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