Sunday, December 30, 2012

4covert2overt in 33 Days: REAL SECRETS by C. Michelle Ramsey

4covert2overt in 33 Days: REAL SECRETS by C. Michelle Ramsey: REAL SECRETS   C. Michelle Ramsey ABOUT THE AUTHOR C. Michelle Ramsey has published two fiction novels: "Reflections of Promises" a...

REAL SECRETS by C. Michelle Ramsey

REAL SECRETS 



C. Michelle Ramsey

ABOUT THE AUTHOR C. Michelle Ramsey has published two fiction novels: "Reflections of Promises" and "Real Secrets".Currently working on her third novel. Her stories delve into the inner soul of the woman: her deepest secrets; her wildest dreams; and her darkest fears.

"I take a look at life from two sides: urban and suburban, and the challenges each pose in pursuing the reality of individualism in a controlled society".
 
C. Michelle Ramsey is a freelance writing consultant at Bleu Skies Writing Services. She lives in her hometown of Atlanta, GA with her husband and three children.
 

ABOUT THE BOOK Set in Atlanta, GA Real Secrets is the story of Tamara Roman, a professional dancer in the exotic night club “Secrets.” Tamara has built her life around alcohol and promiscuity to escape the realities of her choices. As a single mother and long-time girlfriend to her son’s father, Darren, her loyalties to dancing and family life are tearing her apart. When an explosive encounter between her and Darren turns violent she must decide if she will continue in an abusive relationship or escape further into the world of stripping. 
Real Secrets exposes old prejudices and secrets of the past, which threaten to overwhelm a family who have been pillars of the community and tear down relationships built on lies and lust. Addressing the stigma and pain of domestic violence, the lure of a promiscuous world, and the beauty and hurt stemming from interracial relationships, Real Secrets is a tale of love, survival, and the success of rising above one’s limitations and overcoming the horrors of abuse. And while the characters are tortured by the skeletons in their closet, this book demonstrates how freeing it can be to deal with those hidden secrets. It shows how successful you can be if you pursue your goals and dreams regardless of what path you take in life.
 

Real Secrets by C. Michelle Ramsey

Excerpt
 
Tamara rose next to him and reached out her hand to shake the extended hands of Helene and Paul. The meeting had not lasted for twenty minutes, but Tamara couldn’t be happier.

"It was very nice meeting you once again, dear and maybe we can get together for a ladies’ day to get to know one another a little better," Helene offered as she escorted her son and his conquest to the door.

Paul gave his son a look of warning and patted him on the shoulder, "Son you will be in contact?"

"Yes, Dad," he said giving his father a loving hug.

"Tamara, it was my pleasure. Make sure you take care of my son. He has a tendency to get himself into trouble that he can’t get out of sometimes," Paul said with a giggle out of character for a man of his stature.

"I will, Mr. Matthews," Tamara replied with a smile feeling shy inside. It was something about the older gentleman that she liked, despite the air of arrogance.

Hunter walked Tamara to the Explorer and opened the door for her. He leaned in and kissed her softly on her lips and then pulled back and looked into her eyes. "I love you," he whispered and went in for another more passionate kiss before he pulled away.

"Hold on, let me say goodbye to my parents," he replied and strode away before she could comment. Tamara wondered what he needed to say to them that couldn’t be said in front of her and the fact that he wouldn’t talk in front of her left her feeling self-conscious. Then out of the blue it all became clear, but she would bide her time and wait until they were home to confront him.

Hunter saw the concerned expressions on his parents’ faces as he walked to the door.

"Hunter, you know this isn’t right," Helene began.

"Mom," Hunter began letting out a brief sigh, "Please don’t start now, Mom. I’ll call you, and we’ll talk." He kissed his mother on the cheek and pulled away from her strong embrace.

"No, you’ll come back and no later than tomorrow. I don’t buy that hogwash about deadlines. You are dodging a bullet that won’t miss next time," his mother warned looking him in the eye.

Hunter turned to his father and saw a note of compassion and concern in his eyes. Paul gave his son a lukewarm hug and turned to walk into the house. With his arm around his wife, he escorted her into the house ahead of him and closed the door before Hunter could say another word.

Once again, Tamara and Hunter rode in silence during the drive home, each lost in his or her own thoughts. When they pulled up in front of the house Tamara didn’t get out of the car. Hunter glanced at her before opening his own door. He knew from the strained appearance around her eyes and the frown on her face that she was very upset.

"You didn’t tell them did you?"

"Tell them what Tamara?" Hunter asked.

"Don’t play with me! You didn’t tell your parents I was black did you?" she shouted.






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Saturday, December 29, 2012

EMERY BORKA

Emery Borka 
a fascinating and amazing person.
 I met him through  The Bridge of Deaths and was thrilled with his review.We are honored to welcome Emery at 4covert2overt in 33 days.

Steve SANTA Adventure Series

WHO AM I TO BE WRITING
HISTORY BASED FICTION ADVENTURE NOVELS?

Steve SANTA Adventure Series by Emery BORKA





Steve SANTA and the Black Nobility
Steve SANTA and the Alchemist Berrichonne





Steve SANTA and the Missing French SS Charlemagne Squad
Steve SANTA and the Chouans

By clicking the cover of a novel, you will be brought to a detailed description of the novel with the possibility of buying it.
The novels can also be bought in Kindle (.PRC) format on Amazon-Kindle.

My name is Emery Borka. I was born into a large Catholic family in the great car manufacturing city of Flint Michigan. I ran two paper routes, shoveling snow in the gruling Michigan winters of the 50s and mowing grass in the sweltering summers, so I was just one of the kids on the block. At the ripe age of 17, I took off into the wild-blue-yonder by enlisting in the USAF (something I have never regretted). Visits to most of the states of the Union, one year in Alaska (Cape Newenham and Sparrevohn), later Hawaii and Johnson Island to participate in Operation Dominic; the last Atomic testing in the atmosphere by the US in 1962.

I returned stateside to be married to a French woman and off to Europe and France. Yes, I have been lucky to be able to travel a lot, especially when I was a young man. Three years in the east of France, then honorable discharge and off to Nijmegen Holland for four years as manager of the Friden Technical Writing Department. Return to France to manage the CII-Honeywell-Bull 50 series Technical Writing department. Then I started my own communications company in 1974 and ran it until retiring in 2002.

The desire, the urge or even the need to write came early in my traveling life. Living in Holland, I already felt the desire to write about what I had learned about Europe and in particular, France and the French people. I also wanted to write about the "adventures" I had experienced. Retiring gave me the time needed to concentrate my efforts on what and how I was going to write. I also read a lot. I devoured "Harry Potter" as each book came out (some in French and some in English). "DaVinci Code," "Angels & Demons," "Deception Point," "Digital Fortress" and "The Lost Symbol" were all enlightenments to me. I consider these two authors to be my spiritual God Mother and God Father for my authoring activities.

I am currently living in China finishing Steve SANTA and the CHOUANS and gathering knowledge and information about the Chinese history, traditions and customs in order to start a series of fiction adventure novels about China and the Chinese people.




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I hope these few lines have given you an insight into what you can find in my novels. Below, you can click the cover of a novel to read a detailed summary of the book. Please note that I am "NOT" Steve Santa. However, Steve does resemble me in some vague way. You will not be reading "My" life but that which I "invented" for Steve. Please also keep in mind that these novels are based on some historical facts. Historical fiction is a careful balance between fact and fiction, and events may be exaggerated or completely made up for the sake of a good story. Except for well known historical facts, the characters, places and events in these books are fictitious, and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental and not intended by the author.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

The Story of a Girl takes HAPPINESS JAR one step further

Looking Forward to 2013


by

THE STORY OF A GIRL







As one year comes to a close we look forward to the new slate and clean starts that the year upcoming is providing us. We make resolutions that we plan to stick to. Most common ones are to lose weight and exercise, to quit a habit, or spend time with people we haven't lately.



A new idea on facebook has suggested to people to make a happiness jar for 2013. Every time something good or happy happens write it on a small piece of paper and drop it into the jar. At the end of the year take your jar and reread everything good that has happen to you during that year. Which I think is a fabulous idea!!


Along with this idea came my own idea. We as humans tend to remember bad experiences more often then good ones. So if I have a failure or a grudge or something come up that is negative to me I am going to write it down and put it in a shoe box. Through the whole 2013 year. So if I get a bad review on my book I write it down or print the review and put it in the shoe box. Now when the end of 2013 comes I will not read these problems and upsets. I will go in my back yard and dig a hole to bury them in. I will learn from my mistakes but I will not let them follow me into 2014.







So my New Years Resolutions are as typical:


  • Lose Weight
  • Exercise More
  • Eat Healthier
  • Spend less
  • Be more proactive in my life
  • Connect with friends and family more
  • Be the best person I can
  • Learn something new


Words That Make Sentences That Make Poems









I've Got You Covered


(Also available in the apple Ibookstore)
 
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Re-posted from MUSINGS OF A NEW ENGLANDER

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At the end of each December, people make a list of resolutions that they will try to accomplish in the new year. I am no exception. I keep mine simple and tend to use the same ones for they are what I need to try to concentrate on.
1-Try to eat right and exercise- For the most part I been doing well with this.
2-Save a little bit of money each month- This one well I am soso on. We all know when emergency hits the saving get plundered.
3-Try to treat others like you want to be treated- I can work on this more.
I might have some stragglers in the four and fifth spots but my primary ones are listed above. That was until I came across something on Facebook that made me pause. The post mentioned to get a jar out and every time something nice happens regardless how small, place that on a piece of paper and put it in the container. By the end of 2013 empty it and see how many awesome things happened that you probably forgot occurred.
I really love this idea. We tend to narrow in on the big events in our lives. The items that made us pause and wonder about. The little things sometimes get overlooked or just completely forgotten. So I have decided to do this for the year 2013. I am already excited to see what will be placed in the jar. The little things that made my day but got left at the waste side due to the hectic way of life. Perhaps this happens since it was not earth shattering by today’s standards. Maybe this will change my perception, I really hope it does.
Happy New Year every one. With that I hope it is an amazing year and that along the way you don’t ignore the little things in life that are just as important.

 

About

Sharon is a native of New England, raised in Northern Maine. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son. She is owned by a flock of 8 birds.
Growing up Sharon never thought of becoming a writer. To her it was for people who had the skills to transfer amazing ideas onto paper. However her husband had mentioned to one of their friends that he felt Sharon wrote really well. Soon afterwards she started thinking of a story in her head and it just would not go away. Later that same year of 2009 she had two surgeries within 3 months of each other. With time to recover, she started placing her thoughts on paper and it just went from there. Since then a multitude of short stores, a novelette and a children’s book has been written. It always amazes her still how writing will take over a person’s life.
Sharon has a B.S. Degree in Chemistry but is currently disabled so writing keeps her busy. She tends to lose all track of time. The world could be coming to an end and Sharon would be oblivious to it. When this author is writing, she envision the scenes in her head. She try to imaging the reality of what is written down on paper. The different options, scenes and problems will be listed down on the side in case it can use them later. Sharon tend to write by long hand- the flow works better for her.
The authors you would see in her bookshelves would be Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Bentley Little and James Patterson.
The best advice she has ever received about writing was write about what you know. When she first heard this the first thought was “ Yeah right.” But it really is that easy. A writer just needs to know a little tidbit and turn it into a short story and soon enough a book.
On the side she love to read,take pictures,walk, exercise, go to the movies and listen to music. Sharon is a budding bird watcher and learning to crochet on the side. She run a book club in town but also is a member of one at a local library. She is a huge sports fan which includes baseball,basketball hockey and football.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

SHARING FULL MOON Kiss me!

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Full moon memoDear full moon friends,

The full moon will be on Friday!

The 21st December has passed and the world is still standing :-) ... It shows yet again, that we need to take ancient messages symbolically and not literally. This is valid for prophecies as well as for stories in the great books of wisdom of human kind. The razzamatazz about the alleged apocalypse makes it apparent how far people are removed from their inner voice. So let's make use of the time of reflection around this New Year, to turn within just a little …

 


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Moon sign: Cancer 07° 05'

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

NEW REVIEW for The Bridge of Deaths

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4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Read, December 22, 2012



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This review is from: The Bridge of Deaths (Paperback)

M.C.V. Egan's The Bridge of Death is quite an undertaking of intelligent research, fiction, metaphysics, and relationship story telling wrapped into the very clever umbrella of detective work. The story of Bill and Maggie interconnecting with Catalina via e-mails and skype is very clever combined with the historical back drop of intrigue and mystery and to have the real story, the mystery unfold through psychics as confirmed in a hypnotherapists office is very intriguing. Having done graduate work at UCLA and therefore gained an understanding of the value and tediousness of time and labor involved in research, I give kudos to Egan for this effort, where there is certainly no lack. That it is based on a real history, real deaths, real autopsy reports makes for a fascinating read.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Addison Westlake making a difference for the people of Newtown


Addison Westlake, author of “Christmas in Wine Country”

 

 


 

So Honored to have Addison Westlake as our guest. Addison has found a way to help the families of last week's senseless events.
 
Thank you to the nearly 10,000 people who downloaded a copy of “Christmas in Wine Country” this weekend! I did a free 2-day promo and am so grateful that people heard about it and decided to take a look. It reached #24 on the Top 100 Free Best Sellers on Amazon. And that’s after two weeks as a top 20 paid bestseller in chick lit and humorous fiction.


 

When I self-published “Christmas in Wine Country” as an ebook on Amazon in mid-November, I didn’t expect much. I’d finished it over a year ago, but the literary agent who initially expressed interest ended up declining. I then did nothing with the book until the Sunday morning before Thanksgiving when my husband took the kids with him to the gym and I stayed home to wash the kitchen floor. Halfway through washing that floor, I jumped up and put my book up on Amazon instead. Mostly looking for a way to avoid housecleaning…

 

I expected my mom would read it. Add to that my mother-in-law and close girlfriends and I thought maybe I’d get 100 people to read my book. As of December 17th, 20,250 people have a copy! To anyone reading this who is also a writer—the largest portion of this has been achieved through successful free promo days on Kindle Direct Publishing. I highly recommend it—notify websites and Twitter accounts that promote free books and give it a try. And feel free to email me if you’d like more details on exactly who I contacted—happy to help if I can: addisonwestlake@gmail.com

 

The popularity of “Christmas in Wine Country” has been a joyful and unexpected gift for our family. The best thing to do with a gift, of course, is pass along. Over the weekend while my husband and I were watching the numbers of copies my book downloaded go up, we were also—as was the rest of the country—grappling with the horrific news of the school shooting in Connecticut. I lack the words to express how deeply reeling in grief I am over this tragedy.

 

But I do have the proceeds from my book. Everything the book earns this year I’m going to donate to a charity helping the families of the school shooting victims. It’s not much; it’s just a self-published a 0.99 cent book. But this holiday season it will be how I express my gratitude and send love to all those dealing with such inconceivable loss. Thank you to Catalina Egan for hosting my guest blog post and for helping to get the word out. 
 
 
 
Christmas in Wine Country by Addison Westlake
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Monday, December 10, 2012

A great book for all ages from 9 to 90


                                   MUNGAI
                                       AND
                     THE GOA CONSTRICTOR
              (recommended reading age: 9 to 90)

Visit Mungai and the Goa Constrictor’s Website

 
 

Probably one of the best books you and your family will read this year!

Likened to both Orwell’s Animal Farm and Kipling’s Jungle Book (though a very different tale) it is hoped Mungai and the Goa Constrictor will one day take its place amongst the great children’s classics.

Action, adventure, humour, friendship, environmental awareness and shamelessness trying to steal a march on innocence– all in one very entertaining book!

Just some of the things people are saying!

“This was a clever, enjoyable, different, well-crafted story and one I’d love to see as an animated movie. Both the book (and the movie!) would appeal to older children and adults alike” (Beeshon Reviews- UK)

“Excellent book! Thought provoking and fun! This is a story that could take its place among the best in fairy tales – with a lesson–but not only for children”  (The Happy Looker “T.H.L.” – Boston, MA, USA) 

“Amelia Curzon has created a beautiful fable in “Mungai and the Goa Constrictor” that warns of the effects of destruction of the forest in a fashion that is innocent, entertaining and compelling”  (Scarlett Rains Reviews – Ohio, USA)


Filled with humour and told through the eyes of animals, the reader is taken on a compelling journey through the jungle, together with a wealth of colourful and enjoyable characters, conspiracies and the unlikely friendships forged between the various species of the animal kingdom. Timeless!




                                                     The Perfect Christmas Gift! 

                                                              eBook ONLY $2.99

 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

25 Days of Bloggy Giveaways: Day 8 from THAT GIRL READS

I am joining Bloggers and Authors all over the World in this fun holiday cheer..... Swing by to join Jessica on her fave time of the year!!!!!! I am DAY 8 and 9 HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all !!! VISIT the LINK BELOW to enter


JESSICA @ THAT GIRL READS

25 Days of Bloggy Giveaways: Day 8






On this 8th day of 25 Days of Bloggy Giveaways, the amazing M.C.V. Egan will be giving one winner a $5 gift card to their choice of Amazon or Barnes & Nobel! Sha-weet!



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Quick Tid-Bits about Giveaway:
  • This giveaway is open Internationally
  • One winner will be selected for giveaway
  • Prizes will be sent to winner from author
  • Those under the age of 18 must have parents permission to enter.
  • Ends January 1, 2013