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New Release: Anchored By Love

It’s finally here. My fifth book is now available!  As with all my books, Anchored By Love was a true labor of love. But I must say I’m totally in love with Jabir & Damisi and I trust you would be too!

Anchored by Love
When cardiac surgeon, Jabir Danjuma met Damisi Odinga at the University of Michigan seven years ago, their attraction can’t be denied. Their ensuing one year romance is passionate and intense, and he begins to feel the forbidden emotion—love. Just as he starts to let his guard down, Damisi breaks up with him and moves half way around the world to Lagos, Nigeria. He knows immediately that the demise of their relationship has something to do with that church she joined. His studies are the most important thing to him, so he did what any sane man would do, let her go.
Popular television personality Damisi Odinga, needs to end the fourth season of her show Becoming Ruth, with a bang. The trending topic in the country is the fairy-tale wedding of the heir to the Danjuma Empire. Coverage of the wedding weekend will give her show the boost it needs and reclaim its number one rating. No one can get an interview with the couple but she had a way in, her ex-man, Jabir Danjuma. So what if he broke her heart and she hasn’t been able to get over him? This was kingdom business, right?
Years ago, Damisi left him without an explanation and now Jabir has her just where he wants her. Their encounter sets off a series of events that leave them both with fresh pain and hurt. Will they stick it out long enough for the Potter to perfect their scars and pain for His purpose or will distance and time steal the day.

“Unoma delivers a satisfying “truth is stranger than fiction” tale every time with her plot twists, plus some godly interventions. Romance isn’t a fairy-tale in Unoma’s Anchored by Love. It’s real!” ~Pat Simmons, award-winning author of The Guilty and Carmen Sister series

“Unoma has woven a compelling story of regret, forgiveness, love and God’s amazing grace in this beautifully written novel. Poignant. Engaging, a great read -that cleverly demonstrates how God is able to use the most horrific situations and turn them around for his grace. Five stars! “~Abimbola Dare, Author of The Small Print and When Broken Chords Sing
One night took them back to the very beginning

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Book Blast: WNL Tours Presents The Shift by M.Ann Ricks

Genre: Christian Fiction

Paperback: 342 pages

ISBN-10: 0991039955

ISBN-13: 978-0991039951

About The Book

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There is a sense of urgency in the atmosphere as God is transitioning what the world has deemed impossible and unbelievable into the possible and the believable. Don’t be alarmed by the “sudden” moves of God.
Pastor Douglass and his family have been positioned for such a move but because of the dense fog of deception that seems to surround them, some in the Douglass family have created their own beliefs, fabricating their own sense of self; negating the truth, God’s truth, even when truth is staring them in the face.  They, like many, are living lives devoid of the knowledge of who they really are and robbing themselves and those they love of their true identity and freedom. Deeply embedded lies from enemy have blinded eyes, impaired hearing and hardened hearts and Angels from the army of God have been deployed. The assignment: the execution of God’s divine design.  Dreams, supernatural revelation and actual attacks from man’s ultimate foe will expose all and confirm God’s plan for Xion, Veronica, Zeborah, Bo and Pastor Douglas. Can they handle the truth and surrender? Will the infrastructure of unbelief crumble?  The lives of the Douglass family will never be the same and neither will you, because of THE SHIFT !
About The Author


Ann Ricks, (Melissa Ann), is a Christian Fiction novelist residing in Bear, Delaware with her excellent husband and two awesome sons. She is a graduate of Rider University and formerly a national accounts insurance executive. Using Jesus Christ as her example,  as He shared many parables, she creates stories with fictional characters that contend with real life issues and inserts the Word of God to communicate the genuine and unfailing love of God while making it abundantly clear that Jesus is the ONLY answer.  M. Ann is determined to tell the world how wonderfully awesome Jesus Christ is and can be in our lives if we just allow Him to be.   She is honored to be used by God to spread His message with the stories she creates with the leading of the Holy Spirit, knowing that He will provide her with stories and the insight that will lift up the name of Jesus as He promised that if He is lifted up, He will draw all men to Him. She is the author Awesome Wonder: The Gift of Remembrance, The Son and THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME.

Social Links:

Email: godsauthor@mannricks.net

Website: www.mannricks.net


Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hisblessings4me  #THESHIFT

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1vDNIA6

Buy Link:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1lvi2Ud

Tour Hosted by Write Now Literary: www.wnlbooktours.com


Follow The Tour:  http://wnlbooktours.com/melissa-ann-ricks

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:


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Autographed copy from Ardis’ site


Author Spotlight~Guess What? It’s here

When You Let Go cover3Normally I use this medium to spotlight other authors but today I wanna spotlight myself. We are allowed to toot our own horns once in a while…right? Well indulge me.

Today is the official pub day for my 2nd novel When You Let Go. Yay! Me

About The Book:

An answered prayer. An unforeseen betrayal. A family healed by grace.

Amara and Ejike Dike had been married for six glorious years. Amara was convinced Ejike, was the perfect gift from God. Loving, charming and very easy on the eyes. They had a beautiful life. Well, not so beautiful. Amara’s inability to bear children made her feel like a less than the perfect mate for her husband.

Then after many years, God lifted her faith and had finally heard her cry. The Dikes couldn’t be happier.

A surprise visit from Chinelo, Amara’s long lost cousin, turns Amara’s world upside down and threatens to turn her once-perfect existence into ashes.

Ejike loved his wife with a passion. They shared a burning desire and faith in God that burned deep. However Chinelo’s appearance would open a Pandora’s Box that had purposely been kept shut.

Faced with the loss of all she holds dear, Amara finds herself at crossroads. Would she lean on God’s sustaining grace to let go and travel the rocky path to forgiveness? Or would she throw everything to the wind and walk away?

When You Let Go is a novel about people who know what the Word of God instructs but struggle with actually doing it when the chips are down


This 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 Unoma Nwankwor 2014

Buy Links:

Amazon US ebook: http://www.amazon.com/When-You-Let-Unoma-Nwankwor-ebook/dp/B00KDJ09UY/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400447387&sr=1-4&keywords=unoma+nwankwor

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/When-You-Let-Unoma-Nwankwor-ebook/dp/B00KDJ09UY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400688497&sr=8-1&keywords=when+you+let+go+unoma+nwankwor

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