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Author Spotlight: When The Real Thing Comes Along By Faith Simone

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Today on Author Spotlight, I have the distinct pleasure of introducing you to Faith Simone. Faith and I, as with a lot of my writer friends, ‘met’ over the world wide web. She was reading When You Let Go and I was was thrilled and humbled at her review of my work. From there a budding acquaintance began as they say the rest is history. She blogs at All Things Written To Encourage & Inspire and is stopping by today to share her debut novel. Woot! Woot! It is such an achievement to pen a novel and put it into the world for all the read. Let me stop rambling and get to it.

Title: When the Real Thing Comes Along

Author: Faith Simone

Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Inspirational Fiction, Edgy Christian Fiction

Release Date: February 13, 2015

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About the Book

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She loved and lost…Will faith give her the courage she needs to love again?

Jacelynn appears to have it all together: a great relationship with her boyfriend Jason who is truly a man after God’s own heart, a decent career and the love of family and friends. But when an unwelcome reminder from her past shows up, her previously uncomplicated world is turned upside down.  Will she jeopardize what she has with Jason in an attempt to rewrite the mistakes of her past?

They say you never forget your first love, no matter how hard you try. So far, Jacelynn has done a pretty good job of forgetting Taylor, the boy who had her heart first. When Taylor returns several years later as a man requesting a second chance, what’s a girl to do…Especially when she already has a new man?

The hidden issues of Jacelynn’s heart come to light and she’s forced take a hard look in the mirror while making choices that will change her future forever. Will she be able to reconcile who she was then, with who she is in Christ now?

Living and loving in faith isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it. That’s what happens…

When The Real Thing Comes Along

Excerpt:

My eyes were wide open the night I invited Taylor into my life. It was at the end of one of those parties that starts out with what seems like hundreds of people, but turns mellow before midnight. I was ready to go but my best friend, Kim, wasn’t. She was trying to finalize the hook up with a guy from her history class. Meanwhile, I was waiting on a ratty couch in the dark living room with a guy I knew I would never see again, wishing that I was at home watching Lifetime movies. That’s when I saw him.

He walked past me through the sliding glass doors into the backyard. Something about the gracefulness of his long strides, made me get up and follow him while the guy on the couch was still running his mouth.

The sound of Usher singing about how to tell if you got it bad muffled to a slow thumping bass as I closed the patio doors behind me. I waved away the sweet smell of weed as I stepped around a few people smoking and lounging on the mismatched patio furniture.

I trailed him across the large backyard where the only sound was the loud swishing of the dozen or so palm trees waltzing in the fall winds. Both of our steps were silent in the soft mushy grass. I felt strange following him without saying anything, but I wanted him to sense me behind him. I wanted to know if the crazy magnetism I was feeling was working on him too. But there was a different force drawing him that night. One that I would contend with at a later time, in another place, with a lot more to lose.

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About The Author

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Faith Simone is a poet, playwright and novelist.  She is also an active blogger, sharing her personal thoughts, book reviews and tips for writers on her website FaithSimone.com. Simone is passionate about using her gift of writing as a tool to help promote humanity, understanding and compassion.

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Honour Among All by Author Vivian Kay

haaSneak Peak:

Sighing, Shekinah dropped her duffel bag on the carpet. “Mom, I’m really tired,” she said.

“Can we do this talking thing tomorrow morning? Please.

“Not going to work for me,” Moni said. “I need to understand why you stood there and watched your friends bully a helpless girl.”

Pursing her lips, Shekinah shrugged. “I just did,” she said.

Moni couldn’t believe her ears. “You just did? Shekinah, what is wrong with you? Why are you so angry?”

“I’m surprised you don’t know,” Shekinah said with a harsh laugh. “Well, Mom, it’s because we’re all angry people in this house. You think ‘cause I’m in my room, I can’t hear you and Dad saying all kinds of mean things to each other? Some days, my wearing ear plugs doesn’t even help.”

Moni gaped at her. “Shekinah…”

“Since you really want to know why I stood there, I’ll tell you,” she said. “It’s because if I hadn’t gone along with those girls, it would have been my head in the toilet bowl.” Shekinah threw up her hands. “I have to watch out for myself.”

What had happened to her child? “Please, let us help you. Tell me what they did to you.”

Shekinah looked directly at her. Moni was taken aback by how tired and old her eyes looked. They weren’t a teenager’s eyes.

“Perhaps, you and Dad should help yourselves first,” Shekinah said in a soft voice before stepping into her room and closing the door.

Author Bio:

Vivian Kay is a debut Christian author living in Canada’s banana belt. When she is not writing or daydreaming about writing, she’s cooking, playing scrabble or snuggling up with a good book.

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