Hello my wonderful supporters!
I haven’t posted anything for a while – I’ve been doing so much over the last few months that it’s unbelievable! I’ve been working to get my books a little more exposure. For all my first time readers, and those using other platforms than the Amazon Kindle, go to Smashwords by clicking this link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/150029 – and download a free copy of book one of the Church Boyz series. Book two is there as well. Book three will be uploaded on 19th January, 2013. Again, huge appreciation for your support!
“My Last Cry”, the final installment of the Church Boyz’ series is now available on Amazon Kindle! Check it out at: www.amazon.com/dp/B009TXWCC8 The Print Edition of book two and three (combined) will be available shortly. Please stay tuned. Huge appreciation to all my supporters! I’m living my dream because of you. I am forever thankful!
As it stands now, Rod of the Wicked, the first installment of the Church Boyz’ series is the only one of my books available in paperback. However, with the October Kindle release of Church Boyz 3, the paperback version for the entire series will be made available shortly thereafter. Parts two and three of the paperback version will be combined.
Again, I must continue to thank you, my readers for your awesome show of support and your words of encouragement. Breaking into the market as a new writer is incredibly challenging, but I’m thankful to those who’d taken a chance and have read my work with great interest. Huge appreciation! Stay tuned, as I endeavor to keep the stories coming
Finally, “When Things Go Wrong”, has just been released on Amazon Kindle! Find out the fate of your favorite characters in book two of the Church Boyz’ series. You can purchase and download your copy at: www.amazon.com/dp/B008J1X2TI For my first time readers, you can download book one for only .99cents at: www.amazon.com/dp/B007S9ZYH0. The Print Edition of book one is also available on Amazon. I do hope you would enjoy the new addition as much I’ve enjoyed writing it. Again, big thanks to all of my supporters!
I’m making it official…my new book, “Javier” has just been released in the Kindle Edition! For those of you who love urban romance, mixed with suspense and a little bit of everything else, you can check it out on Amazon at: www.amazon.com/dp/B008FK93KA – As part of my book launching giveaway, for just three (3) days, “Javier” can be downloaded for free between July 1st, 2012 to July 3rd, 2012. Keep these dates on your calendar.
And finally, for my patient readers, waiting on Church Boyz 2 (When Things Go Wrong), please know that I haven’t forgotten you. Stay tune! Book 2 of the series is scheduled to be released in mid-July, 2012. Maybe, in the meantime, you can check out “Javier” and let me know what you think .
If I haven’t said it before, I’m saying it now, thanks to all of those who’ve read my work and have left kind, encouraging words. I appreciate it so much. It gave me that “extra” boost to write, even when I don’t want to. I pray that I continue to entertain and inspire you in years to come.
How did I end up here? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Have you ever experienced being between a rock and a hard place? You can’t seem to go forward and you can’t seem to go backward. This implies that neither of your options is pleasant at the moment. In fact, it really doesn’t matter whether you choose the rock or the hard place, there is still going to be some pain involved in your decision. One way looks bad, and the other way appears to be worse.
In the book of Exodus, the Israelites were on their way out of Egypt after being enslaved over 400 years by the mighty Egyptians. They were on their way to freedom. Could you imagine the torture of a people that had been oppressed, mistreated, used and abused, beaten and killed; their identity lost, almost forgotten for 400 hundred years, to be given an opportunity to escape, only to have things go wrong, and having to find themselves locked between the Red Sea and the pursuing Egyptian army? They could have easily turned right or left, providing there were no mountains blocking them. Obviously, this created a panic-stricken atmosphere. The Israelites felt as if their hope had been dashed and their only option was to fold up and die.
At times, life has a way of pushing us into circumstances that will cause us to feel this way. Right now you may seem wedged between a rock and a hard place, but the divine command is to move forward. That was the command God gave Moses for the people. He told them to stop crying, and march forward! Moses said that the Lord will fight for you. What does it mean to move forward? It means to keep on believing in yourself, your dream, your vision, the plan God has for you, despite how despairing your circumstances appear. Despite the odds that have piled against you. It is the purpose of God that you fulfill your divine destiny. God wants to gain glory out of your life. As He’d told Moses, “I will gain glory for Myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.”
I want you to know, my friend that the fight was over before it even started. The fight has been fixed in your favor and the outcome has been predetermined. The Lord of host is strong and mighty, and strong to deliver! The Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever! Just move forward in faith, trusting that God had already worked out everything concerning you.
Hi all, the Kindle Edition of my new novel, Church Boyz (Rod of the Wicked) is now in the Amazon Kindle Store. If you have a Kindle or the Kindle apps on your electronic device, you can go to: www.amazon.com/dp/B007S9ZYH0 to purchase the book. Also, please leave your comments on this blog; I would love to hear from you. Kindly note, for those non-Kindle users, the Print Edition will be available at the end of the month. If you wish to be notify, kindly leave your contact on my contact page. I now take this time to thank you for your support and I wish all the best for you in your future!
“I wish I’d known my father,” she says. She often says it. I observe the longing in her eyes and the slump in her shoulders.
She’s a dear soul who deserves my most compassionate response. But I’m not certain how my words would affect her this Sunday afternoon, as it is Father’s Day – the day the rain falls with a vengeance and adds gloom to her sense of lost. She cries, which breaks my heart, as I listen to her describe what it feels like to be without a father.
I now have a deep desire to identify with her pain, to switch place with her and to carry her load, which drags me through the rafters of my mind and into the attic of my soul only to discover I couldn’t feel what she feels. She had heard me tell my father I loved him and had thanked him for being in my life.
I conclude in my heart, as I watch her wipe her tears with the back of her trembling hand, that fathers are important and a mighty pillar of strength to their children. Their presence, as well as their absence in the home must have some measure of impact. In my email box this morning I received a succinct message from a friend, which simply says, Happy Father’s Day, Jack, and beneath it was an inscription from Proverbs 17:6, in which I must have read a dozen times. The glory of children is their fathers.
My eyes water as I think about my eighteen-month-old son, who trots behind me from room to room, giggling as his tiny feet endeavors to catch up. He embraces me and says, “Dada”, in that sort of ‘I-really-love-you’ kind of way. In his little mind I wonder how much I mean to him. I wonder as he grows if this fascination would remain. I’m suddenly aware that I can help shape his destiny. I’m suddenly aware he trusts me and that whatever decision I make will somehow affect him.
I kneel in front of her and gently wrap my arms around her waist, feeling a drop of her tears cascading down my neck. She is pregnant with our second child. I feel a sense of obligation, a sense of pride, and love, which grips my soul so tight I feel as if I’m suffocating. She feels it too. She knows that I will be there for them, come what may, I will not abandon my family.
So kudos to all the fathers who are making it work; despite the odds against them!
Just getting started here, but please feel free to visit every now and then as I will be updating this blog periodically. My new novel, which will be released in three parts, is scheduled to hit the market in late Spring of this year. The first installment of the Church Boyz’ series, (Rod of the Wicked) is centered on a group of church-going men, whose secrets and lecherous desires lead them into the paths of the wicked, who will attempt to control every facet of their lives. But where sin abounds; the grace of God abounds more. And as they learn valuable lessons from their mistakes, forgiveness and healing are birthed within situations that had seemed hopeless.