Book of the Week – Love Yourself First – Dominique Lambright

Synopsis: After tragedy strikes, Felicia Arman abandons her life in New York City and finds herself back in her original home, Houston. With the skills of a classically trained ballerina, there are not too many jobs she could get right away. So, when her friend offers her a job at their local coffee shop she jumps at the opportunity. One day, she spots a familiar face from her past. He would love to help Felicia out, but she is a bit skeptical. After some negotiation back and forth, they come to some form of an agreement that will be pleasurable for the both of them. The question is, can they keep things professional and refrain from falling for one another? Or will they fall victim to love? On a journey to start fresh and love herself first, Felicia is faced with what falling for him would mean. But it is tempting to think of the possibility of what more could be without their contractual agreement. Does he feel the same? Or is this just business?

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/3ok3IFD

Queenie’s Writing Week – Author Dr. Amicitia Maloon-Gibson

Genre:

Empowerment in the areas of Leadership, Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Professional Development


What Draws me to this genre?

Lack and Gap in the Next Generation and my Experience of Not having Mentors which looked like me.


Purpose:

Growing and Empowering Future Leaders now!


Author Influencer:

Several.


Marketing Techniques: 

Social media platforms Past clients Conferences Keynotes Seminars Retreats

What is something you want readers to know about you?

I am serious about calling.


What are you reading right now?

Don’t Drop the Mic by Bishop TD Jakes


3 Fun facts about yourself

Travel, Music and 5 Stars Restaurant variety of Culture Foods. I love to Cook 

Queenie’s Writer’s Week – Author NiaShanta Ross

NiaShanta Ross is an international educator, avid reader, and a fresh new voice in the Christian Fiction world. Her debut fiction work, Worth the Wait (2016), received stellar reviews, and has cemented NiaShanta into the inspirational genre. NiaShanta is not entirely new to the writing world; Her personal memoir, The Five Men of My Life: What They Taught Me and What I Learned, was self-published in 2008. Additionally, NiaShanta was one of twenty mothers chosen to contribute to ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s anthology, Motherhood Diaries 2, published through Brown Girls Books in 2014. When she’s not writing, she is a high school English and Spanish teacher.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, binge-watching her favorite series, and spending time with her family and friends.

1. Tell me more about your latest book

My latest book is entitled Worth the Wait. It is a Christian Fiction Romance. Below is the official synopsis of the book:

Natalia McClinton is a saved, successful, celibate and beautiful young professional who appears to have it all. She has the job of her dreams, great friends, and a great relationship with Christ, but one thing is missing—someone to share it with. Will Natalia’s low self-esteem and guarded heart keep her from surrendering to the man of her dreams?

After finally gaining the courage to leave her abusive boyfriend and the father of her two children, Razlyn Landry finds herself pregnant yet again with his child. Now what?

Giselle Lemeaux, the first of the three friends to wed, has a loving husband, a flourishing business, and a beautiful body that could easily grace the front page of any fashion magazine. But there is still a void; a void that only one person can seemingly fill— her conniving high school and college sweetheart turned NFL superstar—Deitrick Slaughter.
Follow these best friends as they navigate life as twenty-somethings.


2. What is your genre?

Christian Fiction


3. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

My characters are flawed. In Christian Fiction, there is this notion that people are supposed to perfect, which we know is not at all possible. My characters struggle with their faith, at times, but I think that’s what makes them human and relatable. 


4. What motivated you to become an author?

I’ve loved writing since I was a little girl. I decided to finally use the gift that God gave me.


5. What brought you to write this book?

This book is fiction, but it’s very loosely based on my life as I navigated my singleness.


6. How many books have you written so far?

Including Worth the Wait, I have authored two, and contributed to an anthology. I just completed the sequel to Worth the Wait, entitled Worth Fighting For, that will hopefully be released this year. 


7. What book or books had a strong influence on you and your writing? 

I love all things Christian Fiction and Christian Romance. I have my favorite authors that I follow, and at the risk of missing someone, I won’t list them. Too many to name. LOL


8. How hard is it to establish in your genre?

The genre is pretty saturated, but I believe that there is room for us all. We all have a unique spin and voice that we add to our work.


9. Where do you love to write?

I used to love to write in my office, but now I can pretty much write anywhere in my home. 


10. Where do you get your ideas from?

My ideas tend to come from personal experiences, or are literally breathed on me by the Holy Spirit. I put my fingers and the keyboard, and He takes over. 


11. What is your favorite fiction book?

Way too many to name. LOL

Book Link https://amzn.to/3fB5r6J

The Mask – Ami Kins

He told me I was too black

I’d never make a sale

He said I was too ghetto

I’d only end up in jail

He said my nose was too big, my lips too plump, my hips too thick

And for years I tried to hide till it made me sick

Then my Father spoke and I heard his voice

I made you, He said, you are my choice

Your beautiful black skin kisses from the sun

Your sweet southern accent

Marks from the battles your ancestors won

That nose, those lips, sweet hips are every man’s fantasy

You are wonderfully made, a masterpiece, filled with divinity

-Ami Kins

Book Spotlight – Prophetic Writings – Dr Camella Cooke

Prophetic Writings is a book of knowledge that was birthed from the revelation of God’s Word. God is speaking to you, are you listening? Do you truly have an ear to hear what the Spirit of God is saying to the Church? In this book, God is speaking to the minds and hearts of those who will yearbook prophetic His voice and yield to His instructions. Reading this book may cause you to laugh; it will pierce your heart, challenge your thinking, and change your destiny if you allow it to. Prophetic Writings has the answer that addresses any situation you are going through and can lead you in the direction of making the right choices. Allow God to touch you through reading this book, but it’s up to you to step forward and make the change.
https://amzn.to/3tzbGfq