Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Revelation Gate Blog Tour w/Brian L. Thompson

About the Author

Brian L. Thompson, Great Nation Publishing’s President/Owner and author of The Lost Testament, is a licensed educator, and former professional journalist.

He showed an early interest in classical literature and the arts, particularly after his poem, “Black Sunday,” received an honorable mention in Gwynedd-Mercy College’s literary contest for high school students in 1993.

A 1994 North Penn High School graduate, he continued his education at Morehouse College in Atlanta. While there, Thompson wrote for the Maroon Tiger newspaper; moving up the ranks from staff writer, to Sports Editor, and finally to Editor-in Chief.
After earning his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in English in 1998, he transitioned to a staff writer position at Montgomery Newspapers.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Aleysha’s Inspirational Cafe Blog Tour - Jazz Java and Jesus

About the Author
Aleysha Proctor is an award-winning Entrepreneur, award-winning Author, and certified Image Consultant (having studied with Color Me Beautiful, Inc., Beauty for All Seasons and Brenda York Image Management). She also has a BS degree in Management & Leadership, an MBA in Marketing from Hamilton University, and is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF).  Aleysha is a member of the Fashion Group International (FGI), where she served as the president of the Foundation, which awarded scholarships to area students majoring in fashion related fields. She’s also a member of the National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA).

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fan Page Friday

Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant - Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant is the founder and CEO of Bryant Consulting. Her consulting firm provides a variety of services to new and established writers, including ghost writing, manuscript editing, character development, and marketing. She is also the owner of Literary Wonders!, Literary Wonders Kids! and LW Media Group.

Yolanda is an accomplished freelance writer and published author. She writes for a number of publications including Christian Fiction Online Magazine, The Gatekeeper Post and the Greensboro Examiner. She is a sought after speaker and regularly facilitates workshops on various aspects of book publishing and entrepreneurship. 

It's Fan Page Friday!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Twitteriffic Thursday!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

REVIEW: Hip,Hop by Catherine Hnatov

Date:                    5/24/11
Title:                     Hip, Hop
Author:                 Catherine Hnatov
ISBN 10:               
ISBN 13:                978-1-59572-266-9
Pages:                   12 pages
Publisher:              Star Bright Books
Cover:                   ARC - Electronic
Reviewer:              Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant – Literary Wonders!  
Rating:                  4 Stars

Hip, Hop by Catherine Hnatov is a good book for ages 3-5. The easy to navigate book is color coded so not only does it challenge children to learn about various animals and the sounds they make, but they can also learn various colors.

Hip, Hop has been published in various languages. I think this was a smart move on the author and publisher’s part. This is certainly a book that should be in a young child’s beginner library.  

REVIEW: The Misadventures of Phillip Isaac Penn

Date:                     5/24/11       
Title:                     The Misadventures of Phillip Isaac Penn
Author:                 Donna L. Peterson
ISBN 10:               
ISBN 13:                978-1-59955-893-6
Pages:                   85 pages
Publisher:              Bonneville Books/Cedar Fort, Inc.
Cover:                   Advanced Reader Edition e-book
Reviewer:              Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant– Literary Wonders!  
Rating:                  4 Stars

          If it wasn’t for bad luck Phillip Isaac Penn would have none. In the Misadventures of Phillip Isaac Pen by Donna L. Peterson, Phillip, affectionately known as PIP, just can’t seem to catch a break.
          If you he isn’t getting in trouble in school for cheating on tests, he’s getting in trouble at home for putting the hairdryer in the tub. Now PIP really is a great kid, however, mischief and circumstance just happens to meet him at every corner.  
          All is not lost. At the end of each chapter re-evaluates each situation and learns from them. After all, it’s not easy being a kid.

REVIEW: The Revelation Gate by Brian L. Thompson

Date:                      5/10/11                          
Title:                      THE REVELATION GATE                       
Author:                   BRIAN L THOMPSON                   
ISBN 10:       
ISBN 13:                  978-0-615-44374-4  
Pages:                    217              
Publisher:               GREAT NATION PUBLISHING                           
Cover:                   Paperback             
Reviewer:              Tamara Bryant – Literary Wonders!
Rating:                   5 Stars

THE REVELATION GATE by Brian L Thompson is filled with thought provoking issues that gives one an instant comparison to the Christian experience. Although THE REVELATION GATE is a work of fiction, the story is based on the premise of a saviour to the rescue.

Part One gives in-depth descriptions of the creation and lineage of the people, and at times is challenging when trying to follow the blood lines as well as remembering the cast of characters and their names and titles. Understanding the characters is important as this helps develop the storyline in Part Two.

It's Review Wednesday!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fan Page Friday

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As not only a writer, but also a mother, I was concerned when I chose to open my genre up from adult fiction to children's books. Not wanting to cause concern or confusion I chose to write these books under my childhood nickname so that parents can be guaranteed the books they are buying from me as a writer are appropriate for their children 12 years and younger.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Twitteriffic Thursday

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

REVIEW: Caramel Surprise by Ja'Nese Dixon

Date:                May 15, 2011
Title:                Caramel Surprise
Author:            Ja’Nese Dixon
ISBN 10:           
ISBN 13:
ASIN:                 B004QGGX6
Pages:               Not specified
Publisher:          Purpose Prevails Publishing
Cover:               eBook review copy
Reviewer:         Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant Literary Wonders!  
Rating:              4 Stars

             Caramel Surprise, a short story by author Ja’Nese Dixon, is a spicy short story. The main character, Sandra, is happy with her coffee shop, Coffee Confessions in Houston, but she’s missing that special someone in her life. By suggestion of her friend and employee, Bruce, and lets him set her up on a blind date. Sandra can’t deny that she’s felt some attraction to Bruce, but she quickly shakes the notion and trust him to set her up.

Review Wednesday - Broken Birds by Jeannette Katzir

Date:                         5/10/11
Title:                          Broken Birds, The Story of My Momila
Author:                     Jeanette Katzir
ISBN 10:                   0615274838
ISBN 13:                   978-0615274836
Pages:                       376
Publisher:                Jeanette Katzir
Cover:                       eBook ARC
Reviewer:                Yolanda M, Johnson-BryantLiterary Wonders!
Rating:                      5 Stars

Broken Birds by Jeanette Katzir was a challenging read for me. And by challenging, I mean that I wouldn’t normally have read a book of this genre, however, I am glad that I did. Broken Birds shows that even in all of our differences, all races have something in common, whether it is struggle, family, values or conquests.

Review Wednesday - FireSong by Aaron Lazar

Date:                         5/3/11
Title:                          FireSong
Author:                     Aaron Paul Lazar
ISBN 10:                  
ISBN 13:
ASIN:                         B004VF698W/Kindle Edtion
Pages:                       287
Publisher:                Twilight Times Books
Cover:                       ARC e-book
Reviewer:                Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant Literary Wonders!  
Rating:                      5 Stars

The fifth installment of the Gus LeGArde Mystery series, FireSong by Aaron Paul Lazar, is a great mystery title.   After reading FireSong, I hate that I hadn’t read the first four books in the series: Double Forte’, Updated, Tremolo: Cry of the Loon and Mazurka.    

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Life is What You Make It Blog Tour

About the Author

Christian author, preacher and motivational speaker Carl Mathis began his work for the ministry in 2005 after a life-altering experience. At that time, the death of Mathis’ wife was the reason behind the dramatic turn of events that soon led him to his life’s purpose and calling.

Dealing with the loss of his wife and raising three children as a single father while struggling to make ends meet, Mathis had to contend with unbearable feelings of hopelessness and despair. It was during those moments that Mathis cried out for a strategy to overcome his situation. This experience soon pushed him to channel is grief and use its transforming power to change his own life and others as well.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Purple Haze Virtual Book Tour w/ J.A. Adams

JA Adams is author of Chameleon, Unfinished Business, and is excited about the re-release of Purple Haze. In Purple Haze, a car accident ends the lives of a young couple and no one suspects foul play until another body surfaces leading the people of Pineview, TX to believe a killer is in their midst. Twins, Landan and Janda Colquin try to uncover the identity of the killer as a complicated haze settles between life as they envisioned and the one that they now know exists.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

REVIEW: FireSong by Aaron Paul Lazar

Date:                         5/3/11
Title:                         FireSong
Author:                     Aaron Paul Lazar
ISBN 10:                  
ISBN 13:
ASIN:                         B004VF698W/Kindle Edtion
Pages:                       287
Publisher:                  Twilight Times Books
Cover:                       ARC e-book
Reviewer:                 Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant – Literary Wonders!  
Rating:                      5 Stars

As part of the Gus LeGArde Mystery series, FireSong by Aaron Paul Lazar, is a great mystery title.   After reading FireSong, I hate that I hadn’t read the first two books in the series: Mazurka and Healey’s Cave.