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Author Spotlight: God Has Spoken by Theresa A. Campbell

Hi there!

Haven’t done one of these in a while but when I saw the title of this book, I had to invite Theresa over. The title God Has Spoke seems personal for me because for so many things that have happened in my life, I know that God had to have had the final say to make it happen for good. Anyways, let me not hog the spotlight. The novel releases Nov. 25 please pre order now. You won’t be sorry! Have a great week a head.

Synopsis: 

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HOW HARD IS IT TO FORGIVE?

After finding the biological mother who abandoned her as a baby, learning the identity of her birth father and her biological brother, Dupree is left distraught and betrayed. Like a volcano about to erupt, she vows to have nothing to do with her newly discovered family–so help her God! However, if Dupree’s mother, Tiny, has anything to say about it, Dupree won’t be able to keep that vow.

How does a former teenaged runaway become a wealthy, sophisticated business executive? Tiny’s quest for happiness and independence in Kingston, Jamaica, has taken her on a life-altering journey through hell. After a vicious attack and a serious sickness that leaves her fighting for her life in the hospital, Tiny prays for death . . . but then God speaks. Will she listen to His voice? What exactly is He saying?

Read An Excerpt:

Moments later, her eyes popped opened and widened in terror at the faces looming above her. A scream started in her throat but was muffled by the huge hand covering her mouth. She tried to move her arms, but they were pinned to her side. Desperately, she tried to kick her legs, but they wouldn’t move. She attempted to twist her body but could barely move. Tiny was pinned down to the ground.

Helpless, the tears leaked down the side of her eyes, wetting her neck before disappearing in the grass behind her body.

“Well, well, well. What do we have here?” the menacing voice boomed in Tiny’s ear. “I think Santa is a little early this year.” A chorus of harsh laughter rang out into the night. A cold chill ran down Tiny’s spine.

Visibly shuddering, her panic intensified, again, Tiny tried to move her body, but to no avail.

“Relax!” the command echoed in her ear. “You give us a hard time, and I’ll put a bullet in your skull. Understand?”

But Tiny writhed even more. Twisting this way, turning that way, she felt her body loosen a little against the human restraints. A burst of energy washed over her, and she kicked out her right leg, making contact with something soft. Angry expletives reverberated in the air.

Baff! A hard fist connected with Tiny’s left eye, snapping her head further back into the grass. Pain exploded in her head as she thrashed wildly in the grass. Arms frantically tried to hold her. But she bit into the hand over her mouth and screamed in terror.

Tiny was slapped repeatedly. Her face was on fire. Undeterred, like a wildcat, she clawed and yelled. “Help! Help! Somebody, help me!”

Author Bio:

Theresa A. Campbell

Theresa A. Campbell is the author of the captivating novels, “Are You There, God?” and “God Has Spoken.” She was born and raised in Jamaica West Indies. She received her associate’s degree in business administration from Bronx Community College, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baruch College, and a master’s degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Theresa has had a deep passion for reading since she was a child. It is her desire to inspire readers by writing stories from the heart to uplift their faith in God.

Theresa would love to hear from her readers. You may contact her at:
http://www.theresaacampbell.com
https://www.facebook.com/theresaacampbell

http://theresaacampbell.blogspot.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/theresaacampbell

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Book Blast: Born At Dawn By Nigeria Lockley

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Book Title: Born at Dawn

Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Author: Nigeria Lockley

Urban Books (September 30, 2014)

ISBN-13: 978-1601626752

Publication Date: September 30, 2014

About The Book

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Thirty-four year old Cynthia Barclay knows that marriage is supposed to be for better or for worse. Unfortunately, for the last ten years of her marriage Cynthia has experienced the worst that marriage has to offer at the hands of her abusive husband Marvin Barclay. With the hope of saving herself and her family she turns to the Lord. Expecting to see God manifest himself greatly in her life sooner than later Cynthia is not content just waiting. She wants out.
Abandoning her hope, her husband, and her two young sons Cynthia boards a bus from New York City to Richmond, Virginia. She begins a new life armed with six thousand dollars on a prepaid credit card, a sketchy plan for success, and a promise to return for her sons. That is until she meets Cheo, a photojournalist with enough connections to take her where she wants to be and forget where she came from.
After six years in Richmond Cynthia’s dark past resurfaces. At the risk of losing it all—her past and her present Cynthia returns home to right her wrongs. Has Cynthia chosen the right time to return home or is it too late for God to restore everything she has broken?

About The Author
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Nigeria Lockley possesses two Master’s degrees, one in English Secondary Education, which she utilizes as an educator with the New York City Department of Education. Her second Master’s degree is in Creative Writing. Born at Dawn is Nigeria’s first published novel. Nigeria serves as the Vice President of Bridges Family Services, a not-for-profit organization that assists student parents interested in pursuing a degree in higher education. She is also the deaconess and clerk for her spiritual home King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Church of God. Nigeria is a New York native who resides in Harlem with her husband and two daughters.

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When You Let Go~An Excerpt

When You Let Go cover3This was working out better than I thought. Amara had been gone for a little over half an hour. She had tried calling Ejike before she left but couldn’t get to him. Chinelo smiled because that meant Ejike had no idea that he’d be coming home to her.

As soon as Amara left the house, Chinelo took a quick shower and put on her blue jean mini skirt and a sheer white blouse. Despite the black tank top underneath, it still had the effect she was going for.

Moments later, she could hear the garage door opening. That must be Ejike. Amara couldn’t have made it back so soon.

Chinelo put her hand on her blouse and adjusted the twins on her chest. Even if God hadn’t done anything else, He had endowed her with a good cup size and a figure she could always count on. She hiked up her skirt a little and sat on the sofa.

“Showtime, phase one,” Chinelo whispered under her breath.

The adjoining door to the garage opened. Chinelo snickered when Ejike stopped dead in his tracks. He blinked a few times, then regained his composure. She felt the emotion in his eyes as he made a quick sweep of her body. Scorn. Discomfort. But she noticed that didn’t stop him from staring at her legs a second longer. That was what Chinelo had counted on—she knew he was a leg man. She remembered it was Amara’s legs he salivated over first. It was nice to know that being a church man hadn’t affected his sight. Chinelo did a sweep of her own. Now that Amara wasn’t home, there was no need to steal glances like she had done at lunch the other day. Ejike Dike was still the most beautiful man she had ever seen. His neatly cut hair and lean but toned frame could be lethal on any sane woman’s hormones. His dark eyes always seemed to have the ability to see right through someone. Chinelo also noticed his style hadn’t been affected by the years either. He had on dark blue khakis and a Tommy Hilfiger, multi-colored T-shirt that hugged his muscles like it was made especially for him. Chinelo stood up and reached out to grab his portfolio and the bottle of wine he brought home.

“Where is Amara?” Ejike walked past her and scanned the room with his eyes.

Chinelo felt her blood rise. He just walked by her as though she didn’t exist. She couldn’t lose her head though. She was on a mission. This man hasn’t seen anything yet.

“Well, hello to you, too,” Chinelo said.

“Hi, where is Amara?”

“You trust your wife now. She’s always trying to rescue people. She had to run out for a bit to meet with a client.” Chinelo made an attempt to reach for his portfolio again. This time he let her have it. She walked to the staircase and set it down at the foot of the stairs. She would have taken it into the study, but this time they had was valuable before his goody two shoes wife returned.  She was not about to leave him alone. Every moment was precious.

copyright 2014 Unoma Nwankwor

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Why Christian Fiction?

black-woman-writing-pfSometime last year, when I first decided to use the talent that God had given me to be a Christian fiction author, someone on twitter asked me, “Christian fiction? I never knew something like that existed.” We went back and forth for the next several minutes on how the name is an oxymoron. And what was fictitious about being a Christian. My normal answer is Jesus taught in parables so wala..there you have it. At that time it felt like just enough.

Fast forward to today. With two small kids and a full time job, it’s not always possible to read my bible every day. So I kinda cheat…I listen to it on my way to work. You know the cool app You Version…yeah those folks. I just put my plugs in and listen. I need that every morning to be able to face the world ahead of me. To carry on for the day, it builds my faith and resistance to things that can easily knock me down. The bible does say that faith comes by hearing , and hearing from the word of God Romans 10:17.

So I’m listening to Mathew,  in chapter 13:10 the disciples ask Jesus why He teaches in parables( fiction)  He replied, “You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom. You know how it works. Not everybody has this gift, this insight; it hasn’t been given to them. Whenever someone has a ready heart for this, the insights and understandings flow freely. But if there is no readiness, any trace of receptivity soon disappears. That’s why I tell stories: to create readiness, to nudge the people toward receptive insight. In their present state they can stare till doomsday and not see it, listen till they’re blue in the face and not get it

That’s it!! It’s not just enough to say I write Christian fiction,  He has given me the gift to tell stories, and I know of His salvation; of the good news of the gospel so it’s my responsibility to share it with those who don’t know or need reminding. That’s why making sure He is speaking through me is important.

As I embark on my third novel…(shameless plug…hope you have read the previous two, if you haven’t you can get them here) I am becoming more desperate to tell the story that God placed in my heart. To say what He wants me to say. Not just a story for the fun of it but being able to pass a message. So every day that would be my prayer “Lord please place a story in my heart and let me write it the way You want me to write it so it can minister to who you intend it for”  Those who have read my books, know Im not preachy, I do entertain, but the message here is kinda deeper.

I believe An Unexpected Blessing and The Christmas Ultimatum were God-given stories but with this book it is different. It’s not romance but women’s fiction. I am constantly stopping and asking God, “Is this where you want me to go with this?”

Right now it is titled Amarachi~ The Grace of God. Scheduled for Spring 2014

And I will share a lot more as I go through the process.Wanted to share some of what’s on my writing playlist…you can follow me on Spotify

Blessings

Unoma