Monday, March 26, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Private Conversations has stopped by Blessed & Curvy

We are happy to feature our first genre of erotica at Blessed & Curvy

Blessed and Curvy features new authors and here's the virtual book tour of Private Conversations by KC Atchinson

Too hot for a book excerpt but we wanted to share the information of where you can purchase the book and information about the authors.

About the Author

A married couple that decided to extend their imagination from the bedroom to the outside world, K C Atchison is the debut author of "Private Conversations," a collection of short stories that are tantalizing and full of twists. Kishla and Chai (K C), are natives of Michcarolina and developed a love for writing at the tender young age of 8.  Even though life occurred and put their aspirations on hold, they never lost their first love for writing poetry and short stories throughout the years as a hobby.  Combining their creativity, they published their first book on February 14th, 2018, Valentine's day, which consisted of a series of lesbian erotica stories. Though this is their first book, it will not be their last, with works of fiction entitled, "Sinister Fixations", "Mirror Repercussions", "Two Sides to Every Story", and many more on the way. It is their hope that they can continue to entertain and put a little spark back into their readers' lives, one erotic tale at a time. 

Best of Luck on your debut!

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Patricia A. Saunders
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Monday, March 19, 2018

Time To Say Goodbye Stops at Blessed & Curvy

Hello! This is one of my tour stops during my one month book tour for Time to Say Goodbye by Parker J. Cole. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs March 5-30, 2018.  Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL.   
ISBN-10: 1973224151
ISBN-13: 978-1973224150
Genre: Sweet Inspirational Romance
About The Author
I am an author, speaker, and radio show host with a fanatical obsession with the Lord, Star Trek, K-dramas, anime, romance books, old movies, speculative fiction, and knitting. An off and on addict to Mountain Dew and marshmallows who writes to fill the void the sugar left behind.
About The Book
Gargi Kapoor is the only one convinced her brother, Dev, is innocent of the crime he was convicted of. When he is sent to the hospital with an unexplained paralyzing disease she finds herself having to lean on the last person she'd ever want to depend on -- a man who wants her brother to pay for stealing his mother's life savings.
Leon Reckley is extremely satisfied to find the man who ripped his mother off suffering from an unknown disease that leaves him paralyzed and in need of rehabilitation therapeutic services. He's even happier when he is given the opportunity to be the therapist that makes him fit enough to return to prison to finish his sentence. No one will work harder to make sure Dev Kapoor serves every minute of his prison sentence.
Gargi never dreamed the man who has utter contempt for her brother would be the man she slowly begins to trust. Leon never thought he'd be convinced Dev might be innocent, let alone be drawn to his enemy's little sister. Together, will they find the truth? Or when Leon's job is over, will it simply be time to say goodbye?
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Monday, March 12, 2018

Women's History Month Salutes Sojourner Truth

Honey did you know her?

Being that it is Women’s History Month I went researching who made impact on women’s life. I found this woman by the name of Isabella Baumfree .
Reading about how she was a slave at a young age, sold to different slave owners four times before she fell in love with Robert. She and he were prohibited from seeing each other because Bell’s owner didn’t want his slaves to have children with slaves he didn’t own. He wouldn’t have rights to those children to be sold. Robert would continue sneaking to see her until he was savagely beat and she never saw him again. She later married an older slave name Thomas and she had five children by him. There are conflicting stories that the older slave that she married wasn’t the father to one child. Her life hasn’t even reached where we know her yet but in such a short time of reading about her early years I am in awe because she endured so much.

I can’t imagine as a child being sold into slavery or to be separated from my parents especially being as close as we were.  I knew by high school I had met the love of my life to be forbidden because we belonged to different slave owners and they would have the rights to our kids seems crazy now. We’re are blessed to never have to experience it because of this woman named Isabella.
The next chapter in her life is a cliff hanger. She is promised her freedom if she is faithful and a good girl. The owner who is also believed to be the father of one of her children changes his mind. She spins 100 pounds of wool and feels that has obliged the agreement. She runs away with her youngest child Sophia leaving behind her husband and the remaining children.  This must be the most painful experience a mother could ever go through. There was a destiny over her life. A family took her and her daughter in and the family paid the reminder of what was owed to the old slave master which was 20.00 for her services. This was the same year of the Emancipation Act that she was now a freed slaved. She learned that her five-year-old son was sold illegally and took the old slaveowner to court and sued him. She won!!! She got her son back. First African American woman to take a white man to court and win!
Here is where I feel for her she is so trusting. She became a devout Christian and meets others with the same belief.  She is introduced to Elijah Pierson, an Christian Evangelist and becomes his housekeeper.  She then leaves and becomes a housekeeper for Robert Matthews and Elijah Pierson is killed by poisoning.  She and Robert Matthews are accused of stealing and murder. She hires a lawyer and is acquitted.
In 1843 she changed her name Sojourner Truth. On a religious quest she went from Methodist to Adventist and then distanced herself because Jesus didn’t appear as promised. Shortly after in 1844 she joined the Northampton Education and Industry. This group supported women’s rights, religious tolerance and pacifism.
In 1850 she was dictating her memoirs to her friend Olive Gilbert and William Lloyd Garrison privately published her book:  The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave. She purchased a home in Northampton for $300.00. She spoke at the National Women’s Rights Convention. Within four years she could pay off the mortgage from royalties of from her book and a portrait.

This resonated within me on many levels my Mother Reverend Betty L. Saunders was a maid in Waterbury Connecticut during the 1960’s and was a devout Pentecostal missionary.  Working many different jobs, it was during one that she got insured and sued. She won and the money was used to purchase a home directly across the man she was a maid for in the 70’s.  Growing up in an all-white affluent neighborhood wasn’t always easy. She also had a calling on her life that she was called to preach and within the religion she found obstacles because she was remarried she couldn’t be ordained. She had to leave the religion she knew and became an ordained Baptist minister.  Her love of helping the poor and those in need she started a group home for four mentally challenged women, fed the needy, and opened her door to those in crisis.

As a writer I found what inspires myself is world news, life experiences, and my mother. If it had not been for Sojourner Truth there would not be African American Female Writers. She paved the way for generations to follow. Not knowing she has written a speech called “Ain’t I A Woman” I had written a poem in my first book called “I Am A Woman” after seeing the pictures depicted during the Civil Rights Movement with African American men holding signs “I Am A Man”.  She spoke for women all women especially black women. She wanted all to have rights.  Miss Sojourner Truth I salute you!

Submitted by:
Patricia A. Saunders
Author, Poet, Blogger

Monday, March 5, 2018

There Is Sunshine After The Rain - Poetry Excerpt

A Book Excerpt from There Is Sunshine After The Rain

Stop Waiting
Waiting for the special day
Don’t eat off that china
Save it
Don’t wear those diamonds
Let them sparkle when you go some place
Save your money for that rainy day
Keep cutting out pictures of places you want to go
Bucket list getting longer
Don’t sit in the living room, that’s for special guests
That new restaurant that everyone is going to
You dream of going one day
Your favorite dish is lasagna
You only eat it for special occasions
Those red bottoms or whatever shoes you saw in the magazine
You’ve seen them in the store, looked at the price tag, put them back
As you age and the reality settles in
The gray hairs appear around your temple
You got a collection building up in the garage of items for those special days
The dust is collecting on your dreams
Finally you come home
Open the windows
Let the fresh air in
New hairdo
Vacation planned
China set daily
Diamonds sparkle in each earlobe
You’re living in the now
Stop waiting and live
(c)2018 There Is Sunshine After The Rain : Making It Through Life's Struggles

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Patricia A. Saunders
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Saturday, March 3, 2018

There Is Sunshine After the Rain on sale with code HQBCE2

There Is Sunshine After the Rain: Sitting there with the pieces of your life around you, there seemed to be a pattern. There was faith, love, deceit, lust, and loss—in that order. You didn’t think you were deserving of love. That is why everything was being taken from you, and you were ready to give up on life.
Through your poetry, faith, and learning from your past, you can rewrite the story. It was after coming through all the experiences and being stronger, you realized there is always a new chapter.

The book will take you on the journey of a young girl growing up in Connecticut, who had to take some stumbles along the way to come into her own and realize instead of tearing herself down for the decisions she made, there is a lesson. Love is greater than anyone can imagine and can warm you like the sunshine after the rain.
You went from the beginning, the journey, the test, and the testimony to say, “There Is Sunshine after the Rain.”