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BeJeweled Online Tour With Chelle Ramsey


Chelle Ramsey Answers Linda Fegins’ Questions About Her Book and Her Journey

Tell us about your current book?

BeJeweled is the first novel in a four book series. Each story focuses on the main character: Olivia, the salon owner; and one of her stylists, nail techs, or masseuses. There are other background characters that you get to know, who will have their own story.


BeJeweled: The Flight of an Angel focuses on Olivia and Angel Franklin, a hard working stylist with dreams of owning her own salon. However, with being berated by another co-worker, constantly finding herself in the center of BeJeweled’s gossip, and her husband’s constant infidelity, she’s losing hope quickly. With years of looking the other way, she realizes that she can no longer ignore his “side chicks” when it hits close to home. Angel may have to make a decision that may leave her raising their only son alone.

Olivia is working on opening a second salon, but when things in the shop spiral out of control, she finds herself being torn in several different directions. A spiritual woman, Olivia attempts to inspire her workers to rise above their adversities. Yet, her attention is diverted when the only man she has ever loved returns to Atlanta. Questioning his return, the status of his marriage, and his intentions, Olivia finds herself once again laying her heart on the line. With the possibility of finally discovering love, she realizes an old promise she made will be tested. Between the drama in the shop, and her own drama surfacing, Olivia finds her faith tested.

Oprah always asks, “What do you know for sure?”

That I am finally where I belong. I have a sense of fulfillment and walking in my purpose when I write. There are many life challenges that we all must face. Our attitude determines how we come out on the other side of that obstacle, if we come out at all. When you give your absolute best to a situation, you will have peace at the end knowing that you gave it your all.

What is the toughest test you faced as a writer or in your profession and how did you overcome the problem?

Marketing my work. This is a work in progress, because I enjoy writing not necessarily the promotional aspects of it. Initially I am an introvert, who is learning to come out of her shell. As I continue to grow in this world, I am learning to make the connections, build the relationships, and do the work. I believe having belief in my abilities, putting in the hard work, and having faith, I will reach my goals.

What is something readers would be surprised you do?

Have a big whine fest before every great challenge. This occurs in the process of designing book covers, as well as certain routes I want to take in terms of content of the book. I actually begin a squabble with my husband over something silly about the process and somehow it brings the best of both of us together, and then we get the best out of my books. I can be a big baby during the process, despite the fact that the other side of me is very inspirational and grounded. Laughing out loud!

Can you give us one do and one don’t for those aspiring to be a writer?

Do your research in determining which routes you want to take in this area of your career, to prepare yourself for the journey. You want to be as knowledgeable and educated as possible on the journey, despite the fact that you will make mistakes.

Don’t allow others to dictate how and what you write. If you do, you will later realize that you have not been true to yourself on the journey at all.

How can writers get in contact with you?

Website: www.cmichelleramsey.com
Blog: www.writingmydreams.comFB: Author Chelle Ramsey
Email: books@cmichelleramsey.com
Twitter: @ChellesBooks
Pinterest: authorcmramsey


About The Author

An avid reader since her primary years, Chelle saw books as an escape mechanism. Excited by the worlds, and characters that could be created with a touch of the imagination, she began writing her own stories at the age of 12. The more enamored with storytelling she became, the more she wanted to create stories about the suffering, and hardships she saw others enduring, with one twist…her characters would rise above their adversities and limitations, but not always with traditional endings.
This busy wife, and mother of three, exchanged her Girl Scout Leader pins for her creative writing pen, as she began to focus on publishing her novels. In her spare time, when she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading mystery novels, watching the NBA, remodeling their home with her husband, and spending time with him and their children. Having received her MBA in Human Resource Management, she says she cannot wait for the day when writing becomes her full-time career. “If I can show my readers they are not alone, in dealing with their challenges, and that they can rise above their limitations, I have achieved my goal,” Ramsey says.

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A Good Excuse To Be Bad Blog Tour

About the Author

Miranda Parker is the author of the Evangeline Crawford Bounty Hunter Series. After graduating from college, she began working as a features editor for various magazines and spent many years as a publicist for national recording artists, actors, ministers, and authors. However, writing fun, fiesty, redemptive bad girl gone good stories is her passion. She resides with her family in Georgia near a horse ranch and her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop. On a perfect day she can be found curled up with a good book or in a movie theater with a bucket of popcorn.

Visit the author online at http://www.mirandaparker.com/.


About the Book

Smart gorgeous and too tough for her own good, bail recovery agent and single mom Evangeline Crawford moved to the burbs for a quiet life. Fortunately, it’s not turning out that way…

Angel has to admit she’s feeling restless. The only excitement in her life is her schoolgirl crush on the town’s new pastor, Justus-too-Hot-to-be-Holy Morgan. But a fateful encounter and a job gone wrong at Club Night Candy in Underground Atlanta is about to change all that…Soon, Angel’s trying to save her divazilla twin sister from her big mouth and a scandalous murder charge, and probing a church cover-up–with none other than Justus by her side. But Angel has one more pressing concern; will Bella be ready for kindergarten? Only time will tell for this bad girl gone good whose days are once again far from boring–and hopefully far from numbered…

Book Trailer

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 Book Review by Linda Fegins
This page turner, A Good Excuse to Be Bad by Miranda Parker, is a great blend of mystery, romance, and humor with a redemptive theme. I was hooked early on with this fast paced “who done it” in a “Christian setting”. I enjoyed Angel, the feisty bail recovery agent hunter’s, personality and her struggle to do the right thing while attempting to overcome her “bad girl” past reputation, compared to her lady like First Lady of a church twin sister, and their over the top  diva mother. “I have a good entertaining book for us to read for our September or November meeting”, I told one of my book club members. I was disappointed that I did not learn what caused Angel’s sister, Ava and her murdered  husband  ,a  prominent  minister, to part ways from her. Oh well, I look forward to finding out  in the next book which I hope will not leave me in suspense. 

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Worth A Thousand Words- Book review by Linda Fegins (Faygo)

Worth A Thousand Words    ISBN-10: 0800732677worth a thousand words
Jubilant Soul Series Book Two
by Stacy Hawkins Adams

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. However, Indigo Burns discovers that a wonderful near picture perfect life may only display a surface portrayal of satisfaction, completeness and fulfillment, but cover-up  deep conflicting emotions and values.  Ambitious, smart, intelligent and beautiful, Indigo has a man who wants to marry her without reservation.    Indigo loves him, but she has plans to attend graduate school   to enable her to pursue a photography career.  Brian proposes to her and wants the wedding to occur soon and for Indigo to change her plans for the future.

Indigo said yes to the proposal, yet she is not an enthusiastic bride- to- be. To everyone Brian is a wonderful man and a great catch. Indigo knows that, but still wonders can she be fulfilled and happy if she sacrifices her dreams to become his wife at this time instead of waiting. What will happen to her well laid plans after her photography internship at her home town of Jubilant, Texas? Is the seemingly love of her life  worth sacrificing her career for or can  the plans Brian has for her to fit her career within the narrow confines of a Navy Officer’s wife suffice just as well?

 How does Indigo grapple with the competing desires of her heart and the competing agendas of those whom she loves?  Can Indigo live with the consequences of her choices? “Worth A Thousand Words” explores the tough issue of making hard choices about love, relationships,  and career. It gracefully demonstrates the power of prayer and faith to overcome unexpected adversity, the importance of friendships and wise counsel, and the  courage  of being truthful to the persons in our lives, and to ourselves in a non-preachy , but spiritually profound manner. Moreover, this graceful story emphasizes  the importance of  trusting in God when one cannot afford to “lean to one’s own understanding”. It is a heartfelt compelling novel about trust, love, friendship and forgiveness.

Book review by Linda Fegins

ABOUT THE AUTHOR    of the book      StacyHawkinsAdams-th

Stacy Hawkins Adams is a nationally-published, award-winning author and speaker. Her contemporary women’s fiction novels are filled with social themes and spiritual quests that take readers on journeys into their own souls.  

She holds a degree in journalism and served as a newspaper reporter for more than a decade before turning her full attention to penning books, speaking professionally and writing freelance articles.

Stacy lives in a suburb of Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two young children.

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For more information about Stacy, visit her at stacyhawkinsadams.com.

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