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Book Blast & Giveaway: The Fall of The Prodigal By Michelle Lindo -Rice

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Book Title: The Fall of the Prodigal

Paperback: 288 pages

Publisher: Urban Books (January 27, 2015)

ISBN-10: 1601626983
ISBN-13: 978-1601626981

Genre: Christian Fiction

Michelle Lindo-Rice enjoys crafting women’s fiction with themes centered around the four “F” words: Faith, Friendship, Family and Forgiveness. Her first published work, Sing A New Song, was a Black Expressions featured selection. Originally from Jamaica West Indies, Michelle Lindo-Rice calls herself a lifelong learner.
She has earned degrees from New York University, SUNY at Stony Brook, and Teachers College, Columbia University. When she moved to Florida, she enrolled in Argosy University where she completed her Education Specialist degree in Education Leadership. A pastor’s kid, Michelle upholds the faith, preaching, teaching and ministering through praise and worship. Feel free to connect with her at michellelindorice.com
You can read her testimony, learn about her books, PLEASE join her mailing list, or read a sample chapter at michellelindorice.com

A condemned man, his two brides, and one untimely death.
Michael Ward is at the top of his game and he doesn’t need anyone or anything. Money is his new best friend–until he’s arrested for a heinous crime. As much as he hates to admit it, Michael needs his brother, Keith Ward, the man who stole his wife and children. Will Michael open his heart to forgive his brother?
Verona “Tiger” Stachs has been Michaels’ attorney for years. She’s in love with him, but is tired of being treated as his guinea pig. A lapsed Christian, Verona finds herself being drawn closer to God. She thought she was through with God, but soon discovers He’s nowhere through with her. Which relationship will she choose?
Keith Ward’s a prominent minister and family man, yet he yearns to rekindle his relationship with his brother. When Michael calls him explaining that he desperately needs his help, Keith jumps at the chance to set things right with Michael. Will Keith be able to lead Michael into the light?

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Author Spotlight/Book Tour: The Other Man by Parker J. Cole

Hi everyone! How are you gearing up for the season? Reading any good holiday themed books? Don’t forget I have one titled The Christmas Ultimatum. 🙂 The readers say its sweet, short and sassy. Check it out.

Well today is not about me, I have the honor of welcoming Parker J.Cole and her novel The Other Man. Parker and I had a chance meeting that’s funny but has served us both well. That’s a story for another day but let’s find out more about her new novel.


Leah Westwood loves her husband Jacob with all her heart, even as the smoldering glances of her ex-flame Vincent Miller continue to affect her. What she once shared with Vincent threatens to rip apart the bonds she is trying to build with her husband.

Jacob’s heart belongs to Leah, but his body refuses to accept that. Rachel is the one who has been his mainstay at the most difficult times in his life. How could he leave her alone?

Vincent wants Leah back and all he has to do is watch and wait as Jacob and Leah’s relationship unravels.

Ultimately, Leah must make a choice . . . between fantasy and fidelity.

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Other-Man-Sins-Flesh-Book-ebook/dp/B00PSGEKFW/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1418533493&sr=8-13&keywords=the+other+man

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/parker.j.cole4125

Twitter: @parkerjcole

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+ParkerJColeAuthor

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/parkerjcole7

About The Author


Parker J. Cole is a writer and radio show host who spends most of her time reading, knitting, writing, cooking, and concocting new ideas for stories. Her first novel, Dark Cherub, won Best of Spring Reading 2013 from eMediaCampaigns. She lives in Michigan with her husband and beloved dog Sarah.

Visit her site at http://www.ParkerJCole.com



Author Spotlight~Ardis A Nelson

Hey my peoples…I’m glad tomorrow is Friday. I trust you are too, not that I’m less busy but at least I don’t have to wake up to an alarm. Today, I have the pleasure of introducing to you Ardis A. Nelson. I met here in July at the premiere of my husband’s movie. She is the manager of the composer behind most of the movie’s soundtrack and get this an author. She did give me a copy of her book and today I want to introduce her to you. Enjoy as Ardis tells you about herself & her passion.

Like many pre-teen girls of my generation, I kept a diary.  That daily activity didn’t last for long and soon I turned to writing a romance novel.  Of course at that age I didn’t really know about romance or love, but it was like the fairy tale longings of my heart.  It was in those early musings that I was able to escape the pain of my everyday life and dream big—not for myself but for the character that I wished I was.

In high school I got the writing bug even more when I joined the newspaper staff.  When I entered college, I proudly declared ‘Journalism’ as my major.  My first semester was full of speech communications classes with lots of writing assignments.  My grades and the professors’ writing critiques abruptly put an end to my dreams of being any sort of writer.  I made a dramatic U-turn and majored in Business Administration instead.

Throughout my years in the corporate world, my work still drifted into the writing arena and was very technical in nature.  All the while I never considered myself a writer.  My writing dream was buried so deep that I had forgotten all about it.  That is until the day several years ago when the Lord resurrected it in a miraculous set of circumstances that only He could orchestrate.

Soon after, I wrote “Walking My Mother Home”, the story of my healing.  During this new season of my life, the life of a Christian writer and speaker, I’ve come to trust God in even bigger ways.  The more I stretch myself and risk following the dream He has resurrected in me, the more He is glorified.

We all have a dream and a purpose that the Lord wants to resurrect in us.  Our first step of faith is to accept Him as the Author and Savior of our lives.  Once we do that, it opens up a world, and an eternity, of hope and dreams that are available to us as His children.

For me, it wasn’t about getting a degree in Journalism or English.  I couldn’t do the writing He called me to do until the pieces fell into place for my healing.  Now He gets the Glory for it.  That makes the dream worth waiting for.

What dreams are you letting Him resurrect in you?

About Ardis’ Story and the Book

Journeys To Mother Love CoverIn “Walking My Mother Home,” one of the stories in Journeys to Mother Love: Nine Women Tell Their Stories of Healing and Forgiveness, Ardis takes you on a journey of self-discovery as she is stretched outside of her comfort zone to minister to her mentally ill mother at the end of her life.

Along the way, Ardis finds a kindred spirit with Rosa, the mother of the Spanish exchange student that lived with her family. The two mothers encouraged and prayed for each other though 5,300 miles apart, and neither spoke the other’s native language.

In the process of letting go, Ardis faces her fears of becoming mentally ill like her mother while she also finds healing and forgiveness. Ardis finds the capacity to love her mother in a way that she never thought possible.  And, ultimately she finds herself.

Other stories in Journeys to Mother Love, complied by Catherine Lawton and published by Cladach Publishing, address a multitude of mother/daughter relationship issues.  Readers of this compilation will find themselves in many of these stories as the women deal with feelings of mothering inadequacy, violence and separation, having a parent with Alzheimer’s, having a stepmother/stepdaughter relationship, post-abortion guilt, and feeling forsaken.

About the Author

Ardis A Nelson 03Ardis A. Nelson is a wife of thirty-one years and a mother of two young adult men. In addition to her published story in Journeys to Mother Love, Ardis’ writing includes e-devotionals for her church and regularly blogging at ardisanelson.com/makingmebold/ and journeystomotherlove.com.

As a follower of Christ, Ardis’ ministry passion is facilitating spiritual growth and support groups for women.  She also enjoys speaking at women’s functions and sharing her testimony at recovery group meetings.  This fall Ardis will take her passion for Christian 12-step recovery to Europe where she will share her testimony and teach at a Celebrate Recovery seminar in Spain.

Ardis’ hobbies and spare time are devoted to photography, scrapbooking, reading, memoir writing, and managing the international music career of Pedro González Arbona.  She resides with her family, in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington.

Social Links:

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ArdisNelson

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ArdisANelson?ref=hl

Email:  ardis@healingtohope.com

Website: http://ardisanelson.com/

Buy Links:


Barnes & Noble

Autographed copy from Ardis’ site