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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday with Linky

Me (Lena Sledge) at the Art N Soul Box of Chocolates Poetry Event held Valentine's Day weekend.
Lena Sledge and Poet/Author Katina Walton
photos courtesy of Richie Carter Photography
Happy Wordless Wednesday!
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Author Ta'Mara Hanscom


Having experienced the healing work of the Lord in their own marriage, Ta`Mara and her husband, Jim, are strong promoters of a healthy marriage through obedience to Christ. Ta`Mara shares a testimony of deliverance and healing for hurting marriages, as well as messages on other topics. References can be provided.
It is Ta`Mara’s prayer that, as the readers explore the truths in these volumes, they will come away with a new perspective on love, obedience, and God’s plan for marriage.
Ta`Mara Hanscom has worked on The Caselli Family Series since 1996. Within three weeks she had created a 900 page rough draft of what would become a five- novel series of the epic love story of Tillie Caselli and Noah Hansen.
Loving all things Italian, Ta`Mara created the Caselli family true to their ethnic name. Born and raised in South Dakota, she brings this traditional family alive on the Great Plains where she has spent the entirety of her life.
Description: The Pretender

My Jean-Marc’s uncle was married to an English woman, and she told us once, a very long time ago, that in this world there are men of two kinds. The one, the knight, is the man possessing only strength and quality of moral character. He will never ask a lady to compromise her honor for less than a vow, and never, ever will he consider another once he has captured her heart. A knight keeps his vow, even when it hurts, and the honor of a knight is a thing a country is built upon. A knight comes along only seldom these days.
Now, a blackguard is a man who can be found quite easily, for it is an easy thing to be a blackguard. He attempts to trick the young ladies into taking him home and caring for him, making them believe their honor can be given away as a mere trifle, offering no vow, and making only human demands. The blackguard is to be avoided at all costs, for to settle for someone like him is to settle for something less than ideal.
In the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, Tillie Caselli promises to marry Noah Hansen. Theirs’ was a love intended to last, and their promises were never to be broken. But when there’s an illusion of unfaithfulness, the result is an error in judgment—an error that changes the course of lives.
Epic romance, global adventure, ethnic passion, and Christian values inspire this new series.

Description: Pit of Ambition

Rosa begged Guiseppi to reveal their prayers to Angel.  But Guiseppi was stubborn…and the thing with Alex went too far.  Guiseppi buried Noah’s identity deep within himself and demanded that Rosa do the same. Now Guiseppi is tempted to tell Angel the secret that is crushing his heart—but Noah will find out first!

Description: Blackguards redemption 


A Blackguard’s Redemption picks up where Pit of Ambition left off. Noah has discovered the identity of his beloved Angel and he schemes a way to have words with her alone at church.
Tillie is not at all happy with the situation. Surprisingly, she is still extremely angry with Noah for what transpired between the two of them more than eleven years before. She makes Noah promise that he will not ever tell Alex, or any of her brothers. Noah agrees.
Alex decides to run for political office—and it’s worse than ever. He reveals his real “blackguardly side” by notifying Tillie that he’s spent enough time at home with her and the kids, and that he should move (by himself) to another city. He leaves Tillie and the kids behind in order to pursue his career.
Description: The_Gift_Cover 


They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:31

Description: The Truth 

As Marquette Caselli plans his retirement, the pinnacle of his career takes center stage and the end of an era draws near…
The Caselli Family Series Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule
Monday, February 4
Book excerpt at Between the Covers
Tuesday, February 5
Book spotlight at The Book Connection
Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Wednesday, February 6
Interviewed at Beyond the Books
Thursday, February 7
First Chapter Reveal at Literal Exposure
Friday, February 8
Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Monday, February 11
Guest blogging at The Paperback Pursuer
Tuesday, February 12
Guest blogging at Allvoices
Wednesday, February 13
Book spotlight at Lena Sledge’s Blog
Interviewed at Review From Here
Interviewed at Digital Journal
Book spotlight at Splashes of Joy
Book review and First Chapter Reveal at My Book Addiction and More
Interviewed at Book Lover Stop
Book review and interviewed at My Seasons of Opportunities
Book spotlight at My Devotional Thoughts
Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Interviewed at The Writer’s Life
Interviewed at Yahoo News
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday with Linky

Since it's black history month, I figured I'd share my own history. To celebrate my ancestry, I want to share a picture of my great-great grandfather and my great grandmother and her sister in the left photo. On the right, is a picture of my great-great grandfather and his brother. They aren't black, they are German. But it's still my history. You see, that little girl would go on to marry a black man and produce my grandfather and slew of other kids. So that's worthy of celebration!

Happy Wordless Wednesday!!
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Romance is in the Air Giveaway Hop

It's almost Valentine's Day and romance is truly in the air. Valentine's Day is not one of my favorite holidays because my husband makes me feel like everyday is Valentine's Day. But I do love to watch Lifetime movies. I will likely be planted in front of the television for better part of the day. The best ones come on near Valentine's Day and Mother's Day is a good time too. And for the book lovers, there are some great books centered around romance and love as well. My favorite would be Big Girls Don't Cry by Francis Ray, Donna Hill, Brenda Jackson and Monica Jackson. Actually anything written by Francis Ray is a keeper for me. I also like romance authors Donna Hill and Rochelle Alers.

So in the spirit of love and romance, I'm participating in the Romance is in the Air giveaway hop. The first entry is mandatory, all others on the rafflecopter form are optional.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and international participants. 

What's up for grabs? (1) One $20 gift card from Amazon or up to $20 in purchases from the Book Depository.

How to enter: Just fill out the rafflecopter form below.

Don't forget to enter the other giveaways on other blogs that are participating in the is giveaway hop. There are nearly 200 blogs participating in this hop, that's a lot of chances to win something great. A big thank you to I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Rachael Anderson for hosting this hop.

Happy Hopping and Good Luck!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Wordless Wednesday with Linky

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Follower Love Giveaway Hop

I'm so happy to get back to my giveaway hops. I'm kicking off 2013 with the Follower Love Giveaway Hop. This hop is open to US residents and international participants. It's easy to enter, just fill out the rafflecopter form. This hop has been hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and the Reader's Antidote.

What's up for grabs? A $20 Amazon gift card or up to $20 in purchases from the Book Depository.

How to Enter: Fill out the rafflecopter form. The first entry is mandatory, all others are optional.

Good luck and don't forget to go enter the giveaways at all the other blogs participating in this hop.  There are over 200 blogs participating! You could win some really great prizes. Happy hopping!

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Sheer Good Fortune with Toni Morrison in Radar Magazine

Hey all, my article about my voyage to Virginia Tech where I met and interviewed Toni Morrison and met Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni, was published in Radar Magazine in December 2012. As you may remember, I took the voyage with my literary sisters, Joneia P. Brown and Kimeko Farrar. If you'd like to read the entire magazine online, check it out at Radar Magazines.

For all you that would like to read just my article, here it is. Hope you enjoy!

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