Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ordained by the Streets by E.N. JOY

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About the Book

“While half the women in the neighborhood got dressed up in their Sunday’s best to go worship an invisible man, the real live men of flesh they laid down with every night was giving my mother praise. And although they weren’t putting ten percent of their earnings in some shiny collection plate, they were doing pretty good filling up my mom’s Crowne Royal bag that laid on her nightstand, next to her bed.”


Ordained By The Streets introduces you to Poppa, or rather, Poppa introduces you to himself. A self-proclaimed street preacher, Poppa’s credentials and credibility don’t come from the church house or a preacher man; it comes straight from where it counts…the streets.

More than eyes have seen or ears have heard, Poppa never becomes jaded by the lives and stories he encounters in his position on the streets. In this urban tract, Poppa encounters a girl whose mind he sets out to manipulate. After all, that’s what he does. But in this girl, Poppa just might have met his match.

When this girl bares her soul to Poppa with details of her life, he has no idea just how much her story is going to change his life…forever.

Book Review
 
From the very first words "I'm Saved," E.N. Joy creates a tale that will have you hooked until the very end. Ordained by The Streets (The Street Preacher) is a Christian fiction book unlike any others that I have read before. It mixes the bible and religious values with gritty life on the streets. It takes you into the lives of pimps, prostitutes, and runaways.


In the beginning, Poppa is introduced to a 17 year old runaway and that introduction changes his life. This girl is not like any other girl that he has met. She has endured more than most people in her short life and through it all she never gives up her faith. She is a strong willed person with one goal in mind. She is willing to do whatever it takes to survive but in the course of it all she holds on to her beliefs.

All that Poppa learned about peoples character and how to manipulate people, he learned in the church. Things that you never would expect for a person of poppa's standings to use, he used to his advantage. He was the Sheppard leading the sheep to his flock.

Ordained by The Streets (The Street Preacher) is a story about hope, faith and redemption. I strongly recommend this book. If you are looking for a fast and moving read this is the book for you. I completed this book in one day. I am looking forward the next book in the Street Preacher series.

This book is available for purchase at Amazon.com, B&N.com, Smashwords.com and at Itunes.
 
While it is an ebook, please note you do not have to have an e-reader to read ebooks. They can be downloaded to your Android phone, Blackberry phone, IPad and home computer.
 
Learn more about the author at her website http://www.enjoywrites.com/

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Deal, the Dance and the Devil by Victoria Christopher Murray

Murray is back and boy does she deliver...



About the Book

What would you do for five million dollars?

Adam and Evia Langston have lived in their own little garden of Eden since the two married at the age of seventeen. Working their way up from the humblest of beginnings, the Langstons have thrived beyond anything they could have ever imagined. Now they live in the finest home, drive the best cars, and indulge in all the trimmings that signify their massive success.


But then the recession hits and rips apart the family's financial stability. Unable to support their three children and other relatives, Adam and Evia find themselves drowning in financial trouble and teetering on the brink of complete disaster. With nowhere to turn, the Langstons have no idea what to do.

Until Shay-Shaunté, Evia's multimillionaire boss, comes to the Langstons with a five-million-dollar offer that seems so hard to refuse. Will the Langstons make this deal? Or will they recognize that the glitter of five million dollars may be far from gold?

My Review


In her tenth novel, Victoria Christopher Murray has penned an emotionally gripping story that has brought to life a cast of characters caught up in a tragedy as timeless and evocative as those of the Ancient Greeks or Shakespeare. Evia and Adam were a couple living the American Dream, until Adam lost his high paying corporate job. Now they find themselves living the American nightmare. There’s more month than money and financial ruin is imminent, but there’s a life raft – an offer of five million dollars if Adam will spend one weekend with Evia’s boss. They take the deal, but then their lives spin out of control. Murray convinces readers with a conviction of a skilled writer that you cannot, should not dance with the devil. I thought about this story long after I closed the book.

Read an excerpt on the author's website at http://www.victoriachristophermurray.com/novels.html

Available wherever fine books are sold on June 7th and at Amazon.com