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A Princess Cut Diamond(Second edition) by C.D. Jamerson


What is a Princess Cut Diamond?
Author C.D. Jamerson walks with you through the process of reaching your God-given status of being a Princess. For every woman suffering from neglect, abuse, emotional hurts, stress, depression or lack of resources or purpose..this book is for YOU. If you are sick of the cycles of pain and want to be the Princess, ruling and reigning the way a ROYAL should…THIS is for you. You must have this book! A Princess Cut Diamond by C.D. Jamerson (second edition)…available on Amazon.com


An Interview with Author Camille D. Jamerson


Describe yourself for our visitors.
I have been described by my circle of friends as an elegant, classy, polished “Princess” type who is extremely gracious and compassionate….and then there is the “BUT”. When you get to know me you learn very quickly that I could very easily be packing a 9 MM or two under my flowing Vera Wang gown. I work hard to consistently be a lady in my demeanor….but I take no prisoners or apologies when it comes to changing paradigms and diminishing excuses for helping others overcome the past to live a more abundant life.

How do you find time to connect with God?
I have to be very creative. My day is always jam packed with the responsibilities of home, work, my business and my writing…not to mention church activities. But I have found that my car has become the best sanctuary EVER. It’s the one place where it’s quiet, no one is talking to me and I can really pray, worship and hear the Word uninterrupted.
Describe the importance of prayer and intercession in one’s life? Communication with God is imperative to stay in the will of God. You have to continue to nurture your relationship with Him over and above all others. He is the center. Everything else gets off kilter when you have been out of touch and can’t hear His voice. I have someone that I can consistently call on to intercede for me. Sometimes in a position of leadership you spend so much time interceding for the needs of others that you neglect yourself and then your weakness will pop up or you will just get tired. It’s important to have someone that will go to God on your behalf.

Who are your favorite authors and why?? Favorite books?
My favorite authors are Andy Andrews, Anne Lammott, John C. Maxwell, C.S. Lewis and Grace Greene. Why? In one or more of their books I have been inspired to DO something different. Their writing CHANGED something for me, even in fiction… a paradigm or perspective was given through the characters that caused me to think differently. That’s what writing should do, it should leave a mark.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?
First and foremost that NOTHING you have been through has been time wasted. EVERYTHING in your life has been designed to bring you to an expected end of victory. This book looks at the fight that you are in, applies God’s wisdom and principles, gives you PRACTICAL, APPLICABLE information that you can use to start making changes. This is a book that requires WORK. If you are SERIOUS about operating like royalty from here on out, and leaving the life of the defeated behind you then start here. A Princess Cut Diamond will make you laugh, cry, think but most importantly if you do the work, it will cause you to CHANGE.

What’s next for you?
I am currently working on two series. One is called “A More Excellent Way” which features books that are designed to help you discover a better way of doing everything. The first one is about re-designing your wardrobe, and the one after that is about traveling on a budget. The 2nd series is about “The Adventures of Greater First New Rock”. It’s a fun series about the life & times of a modern day predominately African American church. I am also developing an online webseries regarding healthy eating in urban communities and preparing for several classes I am teaching, as well as workshops and keynote addresses for women’s and youth groups.

Where can visitors find you online?
I am on twitter @CDJamerson. My author page is www.cdjamerson.wordpress.com. My company is www.TheKaiserinGroup.org. Any of those avenues will lead you to me!

Can you give us one do and one don’t for those aspiring to be a writer? One don’t would be…don’t edit your book yourself. Hire a professional editor to proof your work. My very first book had many errors that I missed because I read what should have been there, versus what was actually printed. One do would be, even when you aren’t working on a book, write every day. My blog musings landed me a regular full page spread with Living Well magazine by Real Times media AND an offer to do a regular workshop. Keep your gift sharpened.

When you’re not writing, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Travel, Shop and Bowl…I don’t get to do any of them as often as I would like, but I hope to change that this year.

Name your top five favorite books of all time.
The Travelers Gift, Blue like Jazz, 360 Leader, The Chronicles of Narnia & Beach Rental.

Oprah always asks, What do you know for sure?
I know that I am saved. I know that I have loved and been loved in returned. I know that I would give my life for my children. Lastly, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that because I know God I am destined to do great exploits.

CD Jamerson

About the Author

Camille D. Jamerson is a published author, an entrepreneur and a champion for community service. Along with her under graduate degree, she is a graduate of Harvard University Executive Education Program and is certified in both Leadership and Management. In addition to her administrative career with the Henry Ford Health System, she also serves as President of The Kaiserin Group.
Ms. Jamerson is the former Ms. Black International 1999-2000 pageant Queen. She is also a member of The Junior League of Birmingham, Michigan.
As a part of the Junior League, she held a state leadership position with the Michigan PAC and still serves in a National position on the Association Junior League International (AJLI) advocacy taskforce. During her tenure, the State Junior League’s successfully advocated for the Human Trafficking bill HB 5575-5579 bringing to light the numerous cases of trafficking in the Oakland & Wayne County areas.
In her first book “A Princess Cut Diamond”, Camille mentors women beleaguered and stifled by past mistakes. She is currently working to publish her second book as part of a series entitled ‘A More Excellent Way”.

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Interview with author of the Blood Done Signed My Name-Melissa Ann Ricks


  This week I had the pleasure of posting a review of the  The Blood Done Signed My Name (See review


M. Ann Ricks, (Melissa Ann), is a Christian Fiction who,using Jesus Christ as her example, as He shared many parables,  creates stories with fictional characters that contend with real life issues and inserts the Word of God to communicate the genuine and unfailing love of God while making it abundantly clear that Jesus is the ONLY answer. It ‘s interesting to talk to authors about what inspired them to write a novel  and the expereinces they have had as an author.

Interview with M. Ann Ricks


Describe yourself for our visitors. 

Blessings Linda! Thanks so much for this opportunity!  I am a woman, redeemed and set free by the life-changing blood of Jesus Christ. I’m a wife, mother, author and “Godspirational” speaker living in Bear, Delaware endeavoring to live for Christ ON PURPOSE as I provide Christian literature that will not only entertain but encourage, enlighten and prayerfully restore!

 How do you find time to connect with God?

 Life is most certainly busy for all of us but I’ve come to realize that I must make time with God a priority! Spending time with Him is a necessity especially for those of us who need to hear from Him to write effectively. In the morning, after my sons have left for school, (because the noise level has decreased), before I make a mental agenda for my day, I simply sit on the side of my bed and just tell Him how wonderful He is! His Word becomes alive to me and I immerse myself in His presence. Should mornings not be opportune, I take long showers. I know it seems crazy but I simply stand in the shower.   I talk to him briefly and am then quiet. I just hear from Him. Time to connect with God is of the essence!

Describe the importance of prayer and intercession in one’s life?

It is most important! The bible says that we should pray without ceasing! We are to intercede for others as well. Jesus is interceding for us “real-time” on the right hand of God. Shouldn’t we do the same? He prayed for us and interceded for us constantly during His time in the Earth and most importantly before the Cross. As believers we should mimic His behavior and having a dialogue with our Father God in the name of Jesus is an integral part of the believer’s life. We not only dialogue with God during our prayer time but it is time when we can hear from Him, receive direction and assist others spiritually as we pray for them. Prayer most certainly changes things!

What inspired you to write this book? Book_cover[1]

Linda, so many are living defeated lives, unaware that freedom and life in abundance is available, (even believers, sadly enough). Because of a checkered past, destructive familial history or bad choices, many have decided to live a life of regret and fear; resolving that their fate is irreversible.  I was inspired to write this THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME to communicates and confirm that no longer does one need to label themselves unlovable or unworthy. No longer must one call themselves an “alcoholic” or “drug addict” or an inevitable beneficiary of the many generational tendencies and sicknesses that may be passed on from generation to generation.  God wants us to understand and receive His precious gift! Because of His love for us He has absolved all who believe in Him because His blood has erased every sinful stain!

Who are your favorite authors and why?? Favorite books?

Michele Andrea Bowen is my unofficial literary mentor. I love her and her books as she isn’t afraid of sharing the truth of God’s word! She is a bold sister in Christ! Her approachability, honesty and imagination is a blessing! (Church Folk and Holy Ghost Corner)

Frank Peretti is also one of my favorite authors as he truly has the gift to share with his reader what is transpiring in the supernatural. His books have blessed me as they have provided much spiritual insight. (The Oath, Piercing the Darkness)

Tell us about your journey to publication.

Inwardly, I knew that I was not destined to be a “corporate woman” and when my position was eliminated, I had inkling that it was God-ordained, at least for me.  Years prior to this event, I’d resolved to reconnect with the Master and sought to draw nigh to Him.  I don’t think I would have been able to really hear God if I hadn’t been reconnected to Him. “Tell the world about Me with the words I will give you,” is what I heard. Believing that God would give me the words, I began to write my first book; Awesome Wonder: The Gift of Remembrance.My husband said something that enables me to write with confidence; “If God told you to write, then write, and stand on His promises.”  I’m so excited and honored to be used by God to spread His message with the stories that I create. I will continue to do so for as long as He provides me with the stories and the words that will draw all men to Him.

Tell us about your current book? Here is the synopsis:  It will provide an overview….

Are the sins of the father and mother visited upon their sons and daughters?

Undoubtedly damaged, Honey Lamb, like many, is a descendant of an unfortunate legacy of molestation, addiction, murder and bad decisions. For as long as she could remember, she believed the unhappiness she experienced was somehow bequeathed to her. The blood that surged through her veins seemed to be tainted and she often wondered about the DNA she possessed. Experiencing more than her share of misery at the hands of her mother, an alcoholic; the source of all her woes, Honey believed she’d overcome her seemingly checkered path all by herself when she met and married, Mason; a man she loves beyond her own understanding. Unfortunately, unsettling memories emerge to crack the veneer of her seemingly happy existence. Feeling unable to escape what she believed to be her destiny, Honey makes a decision that may have ruined her life. Not realizing God places people in our lives for His purpose, she reluctantly embarks upon a journey that will open her heart to a divine inheritance. Will she accept what God has already given to her or will she shun the invitation of salvation and allow her familial carnal legacy to continue to the next generation? Will she come to understand that Jesus’ blood redeemed us from a self-defeating existence because He became the sinful inheritance for us while at the same time eradicating it forever, giving us a spiritual blood transfusion that would change us all?

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

Crazily enough, I heard the premise of THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME while in the shower, spending quiet time with God.  I asked God what my novel should be He gave me the premise.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

 I want people to understand God’s love when reading THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME. He loves us so much that He sacrificed His only son Jesus. Jesus became the sacrifice for us when He died on Calvary’s cross.  Because He died and was resurrected, He showed us the depths of the love!  We are absolved and even justified by the blood He shed for us! We can walk in freedom and liberty because of what Jesus did. A new life regardless of who you are, what you have done or what has been done to you is available! Just believe!

What’s next for you?

It is my hope to assist other Christian writers with my literary workshop for aspiring Christian writers called, “Conversations…. Writing to Reconcile”. I had the wonderful opportunity to share it regionally but would love to be afforded a venue that could allow me to do so nationally. As believers in Christ it is our mandate to reconcile others to God. Using our literary gifts is certainly one way we can accomplish that awesome task. Additionally, for all who are interested, I distribute electronically, (on-line), a monthly newsletter, M. Ann’s Literary Communiqué and prayerfully it will continue to increase in circulation. Lastly, I’ve begun my 4th novel, The SHIFT!

Where can visitors find you online?

Please feel free to visit my website and, www.mannricks.net. You may find my novels on all online literary establishments. (i.e.: www.amazon.com / www.bn.com).  For speaking engagement, Literary Dialogues and book club gatherings, please feel free to contact me directly using: Godsauthor@mannricks.net. I have an Author’s Page on Facebook:  M. Ricks Literary Creations.

When did you begin to realize you wanted to write?

I have always enjoyed and had an interest in the art of writing. It was a “hidden love” for many years. Not until the pregnancy of my eldest son did I feel a need to unearth my hidden love and write. I began to simply write about the way I felt about the child growing inside of me and the love that I felt for my husband.  But thank God, only, when I resolved to reconnect with the Master and sought to draw nigh to Him, did the desire to write become stronger and strangely, to my surprise, an urgent need. I realized that this could be my way of bringing souls into the Kingdom of God. Writing and inserting the word of God can in many cases transport you into the presence of God and that’s what I would love to share with all who read my stories.

Linda, this interview is certainly a  BLESSING! Many thanks once again for affording me the opportunity to share myself and my third novel,  THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME with your readers!


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What Kind of Fool author Rhonda McKnight

 Book Review by Linda Fegins

I loved Rhonda McKnight’s An Inconvenient Friend with its memorable, real and relevant characters and its  underlying message about women friendships, trust, and redemption. I couldn’t wait for the sequel and I told everyone about the book. Read the review.  

Rhonda McKnight‘s pens a superb, well written sequel to  An Inconvenient Friend in What Kind of  Fool, that did not disappoint me at all. 

What Kind of Fool’s colorable characters with whom one can relate, along with the superb  storytelling skills of Rhonda McKnight, is an excellent up-shot to the first book. It will satisfy readers from the first page to the end of the story, which is really a new beginning for all souls involved. My favorite character, Samaria Jacobs, the  former“bad girl gold digger try to steal your husband” is now seeking the Lord and trying “hard to do right” and to turn from her cheating lifestyle , is back.  I like Samaria, not because of her ways, but for what she represents that God can do in one’s life when one has sinned and failed, even if one has to pay the consequences. Rhonda adroitly and realistically develops this character in the sequel, as she does with all of the characters. 

Greg Preston’s one too many affairs and his past affair with Samaria has cost him his marriage. Recognizing his past mistakes, He wants his beautiful, loving and saved wife, Angelina Preston back. How will Samaria change her life around when other past secrets are chasing her down?    Will she find true love and peace?  Will successful Angelina Preston go through with the divorce from her handsome surgeon husband Greg when she discovers some surprise news? Is  this Woman of God ignoring the voice of God?   Can Angelina find a way to forgive Samaria , when Samaria  has come to admire and respect Angelina and truly think of her  as a beautiful virtuous women who was the first woman to every truly show her love and real friendship? Will Greg finally admit his need for God?

 What Kind of Fool is a well written story that captures the reader’s attention and heart, with touches of dramatic twists and rich, but not preachy, bullions of Christian faith that shows how God can guide our steps if we seek Him and allow Him to do so.

No, Rhonda McKnight’s What Kind of Fool did not let me down. The entertaining novel’s message of redemption, forgiveness, faith, unconditional love,  and third and fourth chances, reminds us God has the answers. Each character learns of God’s forgiveness, unconditional love and  the ability to walk in the newness of life. This story is so good that I recommended it to my book club. I think it would be a great book to liven up a Women’s Ministry by looking into the lives of colorable  relevant characters. Meaningful biblical and life lessons could be garnered from this  engrossing story.

 My book club will be reading What Kind of Fool and I hope others will enjoy reading the book this summer as it make for great discussion. I read this book months ago. However,I could never quite eloquently pen the essence of the book the way I  think it deserved. I still haven’t, but you will rave about this book.

http://youtu.be/m2R4qaN8Tpk  – Book Trailer










Rhonda McKnight is the owner of Legacy Editing, a free-lance editing service for fiction writers and Urban Christian Fiction Today, a popular Internet site that highlights African-American Christian fiction. She’s the vice-president of Faith Based Fiction Writers of Atlanta. When she’s not editing projects, teaching workshops about writing or penning her next novel, she spends time with her family. Originally from a small, coastal town in New Jersey, she’s called Atlanta, Georgia home for twelve years. Visit the author online at http://www.RhondaMcKnight.

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Nothing is Too Hard for God Blog Tour with C. M. Jones

C. M. Jones is well on her way to becoming a household name. She has just completed her second publication, Nothing Is Too Hard for God, and launched a publishing company with her family, HortonJonesInc., that also mentors young writers. In addition she has begun to offer writing seminars and motivational speaking services. When asked about her endeavors, C. M. Jones has said that writing and mentoring is her ministry and she does it all to the glory of God.

Her debut novella, I Still Do, which was published through Author House but is now apart of the HortonJones, Inc. portfolio, sold thousands of copies in the United States and abroad. This Christian ficton writer indeed is no stranger to writing creative and inspiring stories. She began writing at the young age of eight years old while acting in her elementary school drama club. C. M. Jones has written countless poems, musicals and short stories that include themes of redemption, forgiveness and a real picture of the things that can happen in life, when you have faith in Jesus Christ.

Visit her online at http://www.cmjonestheauthor.com.

 About the Book 

Nothing Is Too Hard for God is the sequel to the novella I Still Do. These three best friends are back to take you on a journey through their past and into their future. This book is full of truth, faith and testaments to what God can do when we submit our lives to Him. Do you want to know how God brought Deborah through her haunted past and into His saving grace? Would you like to know why Damien was disloyal to Karen and if their marriage can really survive after his affair? Last, but not least, if you want to know how Leslie’s heart went from being as cold as stone to being full of love, then you must read Nothing is too hard for God. Just when you think you have it all figured out, this novel will take another turn.

Jones’ book  demonstrates what the Lord can do in our lives if we would only trust Him and surrender all into His Hands. Three different friends respond to issues that confront their career, marriage,  and personal relationships  when they must face sickness, betrayal, unforgivess and low self-esteem.

View the blog tour schedule and read an excerpt at http://bit.ly/NothingisTooHardforGod.

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