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This special Author’s Note is to set the stage for a new venture that I just felt led to start. This new venture is called Reader Revelations and Inspirations and will be featured on my Edgy Inspirational blog (http://mochainterlude.blogspot.com/) as a way to allow you to encourage each other from time to time.
Some of your revelations and inspirations may be sparked from things we talked about in one of my stories, from observations about life in general, or from articles you think might be encouraging to others. Either way, I wanted to provide a place for them and an outlet for you to share your words with the world, too.
If you have something to submit to Reader Revelations and Inspirations, please email me at email@example.com. Use Reader Revelations and Inspirations in the subject line.
No submission will be rejected unless it is divisive, degrading, or otherwise unfit for publication. The goal with this new venture is to BE ENCOURAGING!
The first submission has been made by our fellow reader, Latrice (aka Prophetess Latrice Williams. Yeah, she’s the real deal, y’all, and just as personable and down-to-earth as she wants to be, too. But I’m sure you already know that by now if you’ve been reading her comments along the way. lol.)
To read the revelations and inspirations that Big Girls Won’t Cry and our interactions during the story have stirred within Latrice, please click on the link below:
While you doing that, I’m going to get the next few posts ready. We still have a lot of ground to cover with the story.
I wanted to chime back in tonight with another author’s note that I think…hope…will bless women that are dating, want to date, or are wondering why they can’t seem to find or keep a date.
After years of research, reading tons of books, prayer, being in a long-term relationship, and just observing other couples, I have come to a profound realization…
Desperation will drive a man away quicker than anything else!
It’s true, ladies. Desperate women are male repellents. Yes, a man might still sleep with you (let’s face it, we’re talking about men here. lol), but he is unlikely to enter into a serious relationship with you if you come off as too clingy.
Not only have I walked this thing out in my own life and seen positive results, but I’ve tried to show this truth in my stories. Even now, Subrina from Big Girls Won’t Cry is experiencing the pleasure of having a man pursue her because she is NOT acting desperate. In contrast, remember what happened to Topaz? Remember how her desperation drove Caesar even farther away? These same scenarios play out in real-life relationships, too.
In my zeal to bless others, I did a little extra research tonight and found a great article by a woman named Cassandra Mack that I think might be helpful to you or someone you know.
The title of the article is: 3 Stupid Things Women Do That Drive Men Away and What You Can Do To Avoid Them.
The link to it is: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=222912270426
Please read it and be blessed!
I’m briefly pausing the story to discuss a few items of interest.
Item 1 – The free portion of the story will end the night of their New Year’s Eve party. For those who are interested in following the story to the VOD, get your coins ready. I’ll also give another reminder a week before Big Girls goes to the paid blog. If you want to pay for access in advance, here’s the link:
Item 2 – I’m still pondering how to better serve international readers with ordering issues due to currency exchange rates and commerce restrictions. Once I find something that is mutually beneficial, I’ll let you know. In the meantime, be on the lookout for impromptu contests that yield either free E-Books or free access to the VOD blog.
Item 3 – A total of four people will die in this story. One (Leesha) already has. Three more to go. I look forward to watching you try to guess who they are as we go along. lol.
That is all. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…lol
Subrina’s look-alike (Kendra C. Johnson):
Caesar’s look-alike (Dwayne Johnson):
Leesha’s look-alike (Chenese Lewis):
Ricky’s look-alike (Tyson Beckford):
Avalon’s look-alike (Delta Burke):
Nana/Shirley’s look-alike (Della Reese):
Big Poppa/Boris’s look-alike (Kevin Michael Richardson):
Salethia’s look-alike (Lynn Whitfield):
Rashad’s look-alike (Gregory Hines):
Tuesday and Wednesday’s look-alike (Robinson twins):
Burt’s look-alike (Frank Langella):
Karianne’s look-alike (Angela Bassett):
Topaz’s look-alike (Carmen Electra):
Rae’s look-alike (Meagan Good):
Main P-Ranch girls:
Suge’s look-alike (Queen Latifah):
Mercedes’ look-alike (Laila Monet):
Tootsie’s look-alike (Marissa Jaret Winokur):
Pep’s look-alike (Toccara Jones):
Porsha’s look-alike (Kimberly Locke):
Lolly’s look-alike (Sara Ramirez):
Blu’s look-alike (Margaret Cho):
Chocolate’s look-alike (Jennifer Hudson):
Dee-Dee’s look-alike (Erica Collins):
Main P-Ranch guys:
Jon’s look-alike (John Cena):
Neelam’s look-alike (Sendhil Ramamurthy, scroll down to see photo):
Before the new story starts, I thought I ought to go over a few things, especially since we have so many new readers joining us this time around. I particularly want to address what you can expect here. This way, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting into before you ever start reading.
You can expect the following things at this blog:
Because many newbies may not be familiar with my paid blog (VOD blog), which is where the story goes after the free portion is over, here are the basic details:
~ Commercial free (no ads or specials promos).
~ Author secrets (things I usually only tell my closest friends).
~ Free copy of full E-book when the current story is over.
If you have any questions about anything I mentioned above, just leave a comment here or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See y’all on Monday!
As you know, it’s September again. Time for another one of my online VOD stories.
This month’s story will be Big Girls Won’t Cry. It is another one of my Secular novels. It is also the first story that I feature a plus-sized woman as the heroine, so this storyline ought to be lots of fun. I know the research for it has been off the chain. lol.
When does Big Girls Won’t Cry start on this blog?
Now on to other news…
Did y’all know that we have another writer in our midst? In fact, she’s one of my most avid readers and a frequent commentator. Who is this mystery person?
It’s Paula Thomas!
Yes, our very own Paula has decided to try her hand at writing. She is featuring her very first novel (entitled Angel Love) for free at the following link.
Paula’s pen name at this site is Ajani. The blurb for Angel Love is below:
Angel Lafont is a sexy 22 year old struggling college student. She is determined to finish school with no distractions......NO MEN! That is until she glimpse the one man that reminded her she is ALL WOMAN!
Jahki Love at 27 is lonely after being widowed for two years. He is determined to to find the one woman who will set his soul on fire. A near fatal crash brings him face to face with his destiny......his goddess.
Can Angel and Jahki compromise and fight for love or will they let lies and deceit keep them apart?
I encourage all of you to go show Paula some love and support in this new venture. Tell her Suprina sent you.
Be blessed, y’all!