Author Interview with Adrienne Thompson – Her book “Your Love Is King” is also available TODAY!!!

 
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1.  Why did you want to become a writer?
A few years back, I was in a place where I was dissatisfied with the course of
my life.  I was unfulfilled and knew that the life I was living was not the life
God had planned for me.  So I did some soul searching and sought to find my
true purpose in life.  I remembered that I’d always been a good verbal
storyteller and I’d always been good at writing poetry.  I was even good at the
paperwork for my jobs, lol.  So I decided to marry my talent for storytelling
and writing, and here we are!
2.  Has this always been your aspiration?
Oh, no.  I never really believed I could write an entire book.  My biggest dream
was to be a mother, honestly.  I always wanted babies more than anything.  I
had three, and motherhood will always be my greatest accomplishment.
3.  What or whom inspires you when you’re writing?
My life, the lives of the people around me, the lives of random people in
stores who stop me and tell me their life stories (this really happens to me), a
song, a movie scene, a news report.  Anything!
4.  How would you categorize your books, in what genre or genres?
I categorize them as Edgy, Inspirational, Romantic, Contemporary Fiction.
5.  Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Write from a place inside of you.  Do not write to the current trends.  Do not
write to make money.  Write for the love of writing and always be true to
yourself.
6.  How can readers attain your books?
My books are available at:
Amazon:
Amazon UK:
Barnes and Noble:
Kobo Books:
Or signed paperbacks can be ordered by contacting me at:
pinkcashmerepub@gmail.com
7.  You have a new book coming out tomorrow. Could you tell us a little bit about
it and where we could buy it?
In “Your Love Is King,” divorced mother, Marli Meadows, finds herself stuck in a rut.
She’s tired of her life and decides to leave it behind and embark on a search for
change.  What she finds instead, is love.
Excerpt:
“I missed you,” Darius said through a puff of smoke.
I turned over in the bed and faced him.  Darius was an oddly handsome man.  His black-brown
eyes were huge and round, his nose was wide, and his lips were ridiculously full.  Something
about those oversized features appealed to me.  He was medium brown-skinned and he wore his
coarse hair in neat cornrows.  He was about 5’6” tall with a stocky build.
“You just saw me a coupla days ago,” I replied.
“Yeah, but I really be missing you when you ain’t here.  I like having you around.”
I was a little puzzled because in the two years Darius and I had been in this “relationship,”
we’d never done much talking, and here he was, actually expressing his feelings.  “Well, I enjoy
our time together, too,” I said.
He took another drag and sucked in a breath.  “Yeah, I mean, sometimes I think about you
being a nurse and everything and I wonder why you with me.  You know?  I mean, I know I ain’t
educated like you, but I like what we got together,” he grunted as he exhaled a cloud of
marijuana smoke.
“Yeah, it’s a good arrangement,” I agreed, trying to hold my breath.
“Uh, Marlay, you think maybe we could like take things to the next level?”
Dang, we’re having sex on the regular.  How much farther could we go?
“What do you mean?”
I asked, trying not to sound annoyed.  But all of this talking was beginning to get on my nerves.
He sat up in the bed and set his joint in an astray on the cluttered nightstand.  “Well, you know.
Maybe we could move in together.  I could pay most of the bills.  Business is pretty good right
now.  Or I could get a real job and go legit if you want.”
“Um, Darius, that’s not even my house.  It’s my family’s, and they’d go through the roof if you
moved in.  Plus, you know I have a daughter.  I can’t be shacking up over her.”
“Ain’t that girl ‘bout to graduate?  Hell, she grown.  And we can get another place together.”
“Are you serious?  You ready to hang your player hat up for me?”  I asked skeptically.  That
would be hard to believe.
“Look, baby…I been thinking a lot lately.  I’m ready to settle down, maybe even get a real
job, like I said.  Maybe it’s time for me to get my life straight.  You the only one I can do that
with.  You the smartest woman I know and you got a lot going for you.”
Translation: I have the best job of the women you’ve been sleeping with.  “I see. Well, I just
don’t know, Darius.  I’ll have to think about it.”
“A’ight, I got you.  But I’m being for real, Marlay.  I’m ready for us to really be together.”
I nodded.
I lay there for a few moments and then reached over and rubbed his bare chest.
Currently available on Kindle:
Author Bio:
Adrienne Thompson has worn many titles in her lifetime–from teenage mother to
teenage wife to divorcee to registered nurse to author. This mother of two young
adults and one teenager currently resides in Arkansas with her daughter where she
writes and publishes her stories full time.
You can connect with her on –
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“Deconstructing INFACTUATION” by Merce Cardus

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“Deconstructing INFATUATION” by Merce Cardus was good.  Helen, whose boyfriend travels 350 days out of the year, needs a roommate.  Her current roommate, Marleen, is getting married to her boyfriend so she needs to feel the vacancy.  Tiziano comes and checks the room, and they pick him.  Helen is not sure how to feel about him at first…actually she just doesn’t plain like him, but soon they start spending time together, and she finds herself starting to like him.  Maybe have feelings for him.
Tiziano is so different from what she’s used to.  He’s daring, romantic, passionate and actually wants to be around her.  He also teaches her about herself, what she likes and what she’s possibly missing.  Little does she realize, Helen is starting to fall for Tiziano.  She believes it’s love, but really it’s only infatuation.  He came into her life and woke her up, so to speak.  Showed her what she really wanted and how she was inside.  It goes so deep that, after the month that he is only renting, she wants to go back to Italy with him, leaving everything behind.  Helen’s friend, Emily, tries to tell her that this will pass, but Helen doesn’t believe it until Tiziano doesn’t come back at all.
I did enjoy reading “Deconstructing INFATUATION.”  Ms. Cardus helped shed light on the fact that someone new can come into your life when you least expect it and practically “force” you to realize what you’ve been missing and actually wanted in your life all along.  Personally, I was able to relate to this story.  I think we’ve all been infatuated with someone at some point in our lives.
I give it 3 stars.

“Deconstructing INFATUATION” by Merce Cardus was provided courtesy of Great Romance Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, single or married, young and old.  Take this day out for yourselves, pamper yourself even if you have to do it yourself.  We spend so much time taking care of everybody else…seems like, when we get around to us, the day’s almost over, and we can barely keep our eyes open.  So, somewhere in the MIDDLE of today, take care of you.

Again, Happy Mother’s Day!

P.S.  The picture posted is my daughter, Layla.  She’s 4-years old and a handful!  She’s the best Mother’s Day present!Image

“Fixing Cupid” by Cristian YoungMiller

“Fixing Cupid” by Cristian YoungMiller was okay.  It was about Ben needing to find the love of his life and his best friend, Carey, helps him find a way to do this.  By rooming with Jack, he soon finds the love of his life, Anna, but deals with some crazy, wild antics along the way.
The story was really hard to follow at times and tended to jump around a lot.  And, the main idea of the story that Jack was cupid and this is how his roommates find love was a great one, but the story just needed to be more down-to-earth.
I give it 2 stars.

“My Great Comforter”

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can
comfort those in any trouble with the comfort
we ourselves receive from God.” 

2 Corinthians 1:  3-4 (NIV)

Everyday, as humans, we are all presented with a multitude of issues.  Starting from the time our eyelids flicker open wide ’till the time they fall shut locking us into darkness at night.  None of us are exempt from the day-to-day problems that seem to smack us right in the face once we leave out that door, but, thank God, we have a Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ, who serves as our great comforter.  He’s there for us always, providing us a way to communicate with him continually through prayer.  He provides us our daily needs, constantly letting us know that He is everything and will be everything to us if we just let Him.  Moreover, it’s because He provides this comfort to us, that we are able to comfort others.  It’s so easy for us to get in our own pity party and think that we are just in the worst situation.  Nobody has it as bad as we do.  Right?  Wrong?!  As a matter of fact, one of the best known ways to forget about your own problems is to jump right into somebody else’s.  One of my co-workers was even telling me about another friend that he has and how she will, more often than not, text or message him about her day and what she’s going through.  He told me that listening to her problems, he doesn’t feel like he’s going through anything, but, despite her telling of her problems, he’s still able to listen and provide her with sound advice to help her situation.  I’m vice-versa with him.  I’m able to listen, provide my opinion and offer him some advice that will help him on his way, and it’s all because God is such a great comfort to me.  Because he provides such compassion, understanding and mercy to me.  Thank you God for being my great comforter when I need you to be.

This bible verse was provided via email from Bible Verse of the Day.

 

Review: A Hero for Her Heart

A Hero for Her Heart
A Hero for Her Heart by Candice Miller Speare
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“A Hero for Her Heart” by Candice Speare and Nancy Toback was a breath of fresh air…Allie Vahn has never been a fan of forgiveness, and she absolutely positively does not tolerate lying…in fact her famous quote is “I can’t abide lying.” She’s just trying to get over her disastrous engagement to Michael Maynard, a man who lied and cheated on her during the engagement. He tries to make it seem like he didn’t do anything wrong. However, when Derrick Maynard comes to town looking for his sister’s son whom she had given up adoption, their accidental meeting leads to more than Allie feels like she can handle. What’s more, she doesn’t know the real reason that Derrick is in town. He tells her that it’s to find land for his business, but he’s really trying to find his sister’s son and made sure he’s safe and happy with his adoptive family. When Allie finds out that Derrick’s intentions are more than what he lets on, will she be able to forgive him and let sleeping dogs lie, so to speak, or will she consider it lying and a betrayal?
Fans of romance and happily ever after will love this book.
I give it 4 stars.

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Review: Summer in the South: A Novel

Summer in the South: A Novel
Summer in the South: A Novel by Cathy Holton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Summer in the South” was awesome…I didn’t want to put this book down. I even kept trying to sneak and read it at work, it was so good. Ava Dabrowski is so over her life and horrible love life so when Will Fraser, an old college friend of hers, extends to her the opportunity to come down south for the summer and work on her novel, she jumps at the chance. After all, how often do you get to live in a “writer’s like colony” for FREE! But, when she gets to Woodburn, she soon discovers that everything that glitters ain’t gold. There are secrets in this small town…secrets that the Woodburn family wants to keep buried, but Ava finds herself always wanting to search and find and bring them up. And, when she does, she discovers history is not always what it seems to be and sometimes secrets that have been dead, buried and layed to rest should stay just that!
I give it 5 stars.

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