Seasoned with Grace Book Trailer and Excerpt

I just got the book trailer for Seasoned with Grace and I love it. Now, because I also love you, I’m sharing it with y’all!!! Check out the book trailer and a short excerpt of Seasoned with Grace

Excerpt

The sound of Young Thug’s cartoonish intonation and the infectious chorus of his and Rich Homie Quan’s hit song “Lifestyle” snapped Grace King out of her alcohol-induced slumber. She squinted to read the screen of her iPhone. “Ethan Summerville,” she read slowly before tapping the green telephone icon to accept the call from her attorney slash agent slash everything. Throughout the years, Grace had come to rely on Ethan. To Grace, it seemed like no one understood her except for him.

“Hello,” she grumbled into the phone.

 “Grace Terisha King, I know the reason that you are late to this meeting is that you’re still in bed.”

“No, I’m up, Ethan.”SEASONED-WITH-GRACE (1)

“You know what my mother used to tell me when she caught me in a lie? Lying lips are an abomination unto the Lord.”

 Grace mustered up enough strength to sit up in the bed so that she wasn’t completely lying, just telling a little half-truth. Those half-truths had taken her far. The half-truth she’d told the bouncer—that her friend was drunk and needed her help getting out of the club—had enabled her to finagle her way into the VIP section of the 40/40 Club, where she was discovered by Bleeker Kios, the head of Fresh Faces Modeling Agency. Her friend had been drunk and had needed her help, but she’d passed out with her head on the bar. From there, Grace had parlayed that half-truth into a prosperous modeling career.

“You can’t continue to do this,” Ethan said when she was silent.

“Do what?” she asked, slapping her thigh. Sometimes Ethan’s paternal and overbearing nature frustrated her, and it also made her think of all the things she’d left behind, like family, namely, her father, whom she had once considered herself close to.

“You cannot continue to walk out of nightclubs, inebriated, and expect to book legitimate jobs. It’s all about branding, and no one wants you associated with their brand. These proceedings were supposed to begin at eight, and it is now nine o’clock. The judge has been calling here every hour on the hour since six a.m., trying to determine why it was exactly that she didn’t lock you up, and why it is that she shouldn’t lock you up now.”

 “So . . . what?” Grace shrugged her shoulders. “Am I not supposed to enjoy myself ever?”

“Not when you’re trying to break into the world of acting. Tell me which producer wants the drunken girl on page six on their billboard.”

“Page six?”

“I knew you were not out of bed. You’re on page six of the Post, page two of the Daily News. And I’m sure they have a shot of you in every free paper that exists in New York City as well. If you keep this up, your star is going to nova soon.”

Grace ran her fingers through the long blond bang she’d had sewn into her short pixie cut as she digested what Ethan was telling her about her career. Since she’d left home at sixteen, the only thing she had had was her career.

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#BOOKBLAST and #GIVEAWAY : Unbound Hearts by Michelle Lindo-Rice

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ASIN: B00QR552TG

Genre: Interracial Christian Romance

Title: Unbound Hearts

Author: Michelle Lindo-Rice

 

About The Book: Unbound Hearts (Able to Love Book 2)

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Would you hire the person responsible for your losing both your legs?

Before he lost both his limbs, Jasper Orion was on his way to being voted Most Valuable Player in the National Football League. A man of faith, his faith in God remains unshaken and he starts his own business. With God’s leading Jasper decides to hire Charmaine Evans, the woman responsible for his demise. But, unexpectedly, Jasper develops feelings for his newest employee. He longs to hold her in his arms. Wheelchair bound, will Jasper’s love for Charmaine motivate him to walk again?

A backslidden Christian, Charmaine Evans’ ambitions left her broke, unemployed and a social pariah. Guilt-ridden, she returned home to Port Charlotte, FL to lick her wounds. To Charmaine’s surprise, Jasper not only offers her forgiveness but also a job when no one else would. Charmaine marvels at Jasper’s faith while grappling with her own. Bound by her past, will Charmaine learn to accept God’s plan for her heart and her life?

Read The First Chapter: http://michellelindorice.blogspot.com/2014/12/unbound-hearts-second-in-able-to-love.html

About The Author

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Michelle Lindo-Rice enjoys crafting women’s fiction with themes centered around the four “F” words: Faith, Friendship, Family and Forgiveness. Her first published work, Sing A New Song, was a Black Expressions featured selection. Originally from Jamaica West Indies, Michelle Lindo-Rice calls herself a lifelong learner.

She has earned degrees from New York University, SUNY at Stony Brook, and Teachers College, Columbia University. When she moved to Florida, she enrolled in Argosy University where she completed her Education Specialist degree in Education Leadership. A pastor’s kid, Michelle upholds the faith, preaching, teaching and ministering through praise and worship. Feel free to connect with her at michellelindorice.com

You can read her testimony, learn about her books, PLEASE join her mailing list, or read a sample chapter at michellelindorice.com

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Born at Dawn Cover Reveal Recap

Have you ever watched an episode of a reality show and one of the characters is about to host an event and they start flipping out because everything just started falling apart at the last minute (and yes I watch reality t.v. in moderation)? Well, I had a few of those moments and I also had some totally great moments that I’d love to share with you. 

 

 

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By the grace of God I survived the event and things ran smoothly, however not because of my efforts or the efforts of the event organizer. We forgot things and had to rush through some parts. It ran smoothly because the Lord showed up and allowed His grace to flow-proving the word to be true, it’s not by my might or strength, but the spirit of God. So, to God be the glory. Here’s Evangelist and first lady, Peggy Dunkley of my church, King of Kings & Lord of Lords helping me give God the glory. 

 

I am so glad to share my debut novel, Born at Dawn with the world!

 

Pre-order Today!
Pre-order Today!

What is Born at Dawn About, Anyway?

For all those wondering what my novel is about simply stated Born at Dawn chronicles what happens to the members of the Barclay family after their matriarch, Cynthia Barclay decides she can no longer wait on God for deliverance and disappears. 

If that’s not enough for you here is the official synopsis:

Thirty-four year old Cynthia Barclay knows that marriage is supposed to be for better or for worse. Unfortunately, for the last ten years of her marriage Cynthia has experienced the worst that marriage has to offer at the hands of her abusive husband Marvin Barclay. With the hope of saving herself and her family she turns to the Lord. Expecting to see God manifest himself greatly in her life sooner than later Cynthia is not content just waiting. She wants out.

 Abandoning her hope, her husband, and her two young sons Cynthia boards a bus from New York City to Richmond, Virginia. She begins a new life armed with six thousand dollars on a prepaid credit card, a sketchy plan for success, and a promise to return for her sons. That is until she meets Cheo, a photojournalist with enough connections to take her where she wants to be and forget where she came from.

After six years in Richmond Cynthia’s dark past resurfaces. At the risk of losing it all—her past and her present Cynthia returns home to right her wrongs. Has Cynthia chosen the right time to return home or is it too late for God to restore everything she has broken?

And for those of you who want more please join me at the Born at Dawn Cover Reveal and Reading Party on Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Born at Dawn Cover Reveal and Reading Party Invite is Here!

Without further adieu I present the invite to the

Cover Reveal and Reading Party for Born at Dawn.

It matters not whether you are near or far–you can register for tickets to the live event or attend the virtual event. Either way I want to see you there!

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                                   Click Here  for your ticket to  Born at Dawn Cover Reveal and Reading Party

Cover Reveal Party and Reading for Born at Dawn

I am so excited and pleased to announce that I will be having a cover reveal and reading party in April. 

Why? I’m no celebrity, right so why go through the extremes, because this is my first book and I want to celebrate the book and glorify God. Two, I want to introduce myself to my readers and supporters my way not after the book has come out and I’m dying for a sale. 

Now the question is would you like to attend? I’m sure you have a question for me as well–“why should I attend?”

You should attend because you’ll have opportunity to hear me read excerpts from Born at Dawn, ask me questions, pre-order Born at Dawn, and you will be among the first to see the cover of Born at Dawn.

Customized phone case for Born at Dawn. Attendees of my cover reveal party will have the chance to win one.
Customized phone case for Born at Dawn. Attendees of my cover reveal party will have the chance to win one.

  Did I mention that there will be  giveaways that include, customized phone cases, Amazon gift cards  (so you can order Born at  Dawn and some other great book), and autograph copies of new novels  from other authors on the  Urban Christian roster?

 If you’d like to attend, either virtually or physically–oh yeah, did I mention I’ll be broadcasting this  party live on the web so that my friends and supporters who are far away still get to participate in  the merriment. So, if you like to join me virtually or physically please sign-up to receive my  newsletter, follow the blog, or drop your email in the comments section below. 

 I look forward to seeing you and sharing the cover and scenes from my debut novel with you. 

       Nigeria