Tuesday, 28 July 2015

#BookReviews Are Inspiring for #Authors ~ #Readers #Books

Hello!

 
As you may know, I released my 10th romance novel, Forbidden Dance ~ A Steamy Novella on July 15th 2015.
 
Since then, I have been involved in a buzz of promotional activities on Facebook. I have met and engaged with new readers and authors.

But I want to share my most fulfilling moment.
 

A few days ago, I received an email from Vivienne Diane Neal, a New York based author and blogger of One World Singles Magazine. In her email, she wrote: 
 
"I finished reading Forbidden Dance and enjoyed it immensely. I have left my review at:
 
 
 
When I clicked on the links, I saw a breathtaking 5 stars!!!
 
I was so thrilled.
 
That was not all.

The next day, I received another email from Vivienne with the title; "Just Finished Reading Royal Cowries".

My heart skipped a bit. I did not know what to expect. Did she like it? I wondered. What if she didn't enjoy it, my head screamed. It took at least 5 mins before I worked up the nerves to open the email.

And when I did, I almost cried. She rated Royal Cowries a brilliant 5 stars!!!
 
It is not only the rating that was so heart-warming, it was the in-depth review, her choice of words, her vivid picture of the characters, the setting, the storyline and so much more.
 
It was another brilliant 5 Star review for a romance story that took me 4 years to write. I felt so happy my feet floated in the air. No kidding.
 

So, I have posted bits of the reviews of my most recent novels as a celebration of my writing. And to let readers know that authors treasure and value their reviews.

If there were no readers, our writing would be in vain. Even if you think the story is not up to scratch, leave a review with comments on how the author can improve their writing.

Personally, I value all reviews. Reviews that call for me to improve drive me to sharpen my writing skills. For my last three books, I engaged the services of cover designers for a professional finish. I got another author who was great at giving me in-depth criticism on my plot, characters, grammar and so on to read my last four books.

REVIEWS are great!
 
FORBIDDEN DANCE ~ 5 star review
 
 
 
"The author knows how to hold a reader’s attention when it comes to cross-cultural romance...The narrative takes you from London to Casablanca, where the reader is taken on a whirlwind affair, filled with pleasure, lust, sensuality, and desire and sweltering sex. Quite frankly, I would have kicked Kyle to the curb when he first cheated, but I liked how Alero stood up to that prick of a husband when he attempts to win her back, with some surprising twists and turns. This story is a well-written, remarkable page-turning read..." Review on Amazon


ROYAL COWRIES ~ 5 star review
 
"This saga takes place during the late 1400s in Igodomigodo, an ancient city in Nigeria where men rule and women are beholden to the statutes of the land, a time where tradition, religion, combat, loyalty, principles, romance, love, and passion define a nation... When she crosses paths with Nagudia, a humble craftsman and warrior, it sets the backdrop for absorbing characters with outer and inner conflicts, secrets, greed, jealousy, hate, sibling rivalry, and scandal. The plot is packed with cliff-hanging scenarios. When a mutual attraction between Uvbi and Nagudia begins to grow, the story takes a surprising turn, with an ending that will leave you reeling. This story is relevant today with the mounting expectations and changing roles of women in a world that is still dominated by men. The author provides the reader with a different view of Africa, which is rarely seen in American historical writing...."
Review on Amazon
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Monday, 27 July 2015

#Romance #Quotes #Monday 72


Welcome to Romance Quotes Monday!
Hello Romance Lovers,

The weekend sped by. I watched movies with my family. I have a favourite actor. One day, you will find out who he is.

On Romance Quotes today, there is one love quote for him and two love quotes for her.

Read and guess which one is for him.

Enjoy.

RomQuote #1
  
Quote is from 100 Romantic Love Quotes
  

RomQuote #2



"Last night I looked up into the stars and matched each one with a reason why I love you. I was doing great until I ran out of stars".
Photo is from Davemorrowphotography
 

 
RomQuote #3




"Life without you is like a broken pencil, pointless". 
 
 
Quote is courtesy of Most Romantic Things to Say
 
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You remain unforgettable.

Have a sweet and romantic week.

Love 
Stella 

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Thursday, 23 July 2015

When You Are In Trouble #LifeCrisis #Guilt

Welcome to Advice Bench

When you find yourself in trouble what do you do?

Everyone gets into a tough situation at some point in their lives. When you experience difficulty, what is your first thought?

Photo is courtesy of Businessconnections

Are you overwhelmed with feelings of guilt? Do you think you have done things wrong, so you are being punished and you deserve the troubles coming your way?

Quit thinking that way, except of course you make silly mistakes like cheating on your partner, gambling, stealing from your employers etc.

But if you suffer a house fire, end up homeless, or you are divorced, or you find it difficult to pay your children school fees, or you struggle to cope with being a mum, a wife and a worker or other human travails, be rest assured. You are not alone.

When you do the right things or make the right decisions, you still get into the rough waters of life. That is the way life works - full of joy and sadness, celebration of life and funerals. It has nothing to do with your guilt trip. So, stop beating yourself.

Now dust yourself up, chin up and realize that everything with a beginning has an end, including the many troubles you encounter.  God has not abandoned you. He will show up to rescue you, but first, you will learn to be patient and become more matured. 

Instead of giving in to fear, know that your troubles will pass and you will come out stronger and resilient. Good days are ahead. This is true as long as there is day and night.
 
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Love 
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Flirty & Feisty Romance 
 
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Monday, 20 July 2015

#Romance #Quotes #Monday 71


Welcome to Romance Quotes Monday!
Hello Romance Lovers,

We had a great weekend and I'm quite tired this morning.

Although the fatigue is also due to last week's Facebook Celebration Party for my new release, Forbidden Dance.

If you did not attend, oh, you missed. It was so much fun. You can still pop over to take a look. Click here.

There are many ways to show your loved one you care about them. On Romance Quotes today, there are three sweet love phrases for you to express how you feel to your heartthrob.

Enjoy.

RomQuote #1
 
Photo is courtesy of Pinterest

  

RomQuote #2



Photo is courtesy of Cutepict.com
 
RomQuote #3

Photo is courtesy of Cutelovequotesforher.org
 
 
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Have a sweet and romantic week.

Love 
Stella 

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Forbidden Dance @StellaEA ~ #NewRelease #Interracial #Giveaway


Welcome to Book Showcase

 
Flirty & Feisty Romance steamy novella ~ Forbidden Dance is out!

The Forbidden Dance Facebook Release Party kicks off at 11am ~ 10pm EST (same as 4pm - 3am UK time) on July 15th 2015. Come along.

Forbidden Dance gorgeous book cover was revealed last week. It received raving reviews.
Genre ~ Contemporary/Interracial Romance
ISBN ~ 978-1508955191
Word count ~ 28,100
No of Pages ~ 136
Thank you to all bloggers, authors and readers who participated in the cover reveal.

Forbidden Dance was written in the hope that many women and men who are on the verge of divorce would reconsider, and give their marriage another shot.




The question is, will Alero forgo her marriage for the lifetime of happiness she seeks? Will the sacrifice be worth it?
 

FREE GIIFT

As a thank you token, you have a FREE gift to claim when you download
Forbidden Dance.

To whet your reading appetite, there are more teasers.


 
 
 

 
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Love 
Stella 
Flirty & Feisty Romance 

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Monday, 13 July 2015

#Romance #Quotes #Monday 70


Welcome to Romance Quotes Monday!
Hello Romance Lovers,

On Romance Quotes Monday, I want to honour an exemplary couple.

This weekend was packed full with celebration. Our priest, Father Cecil Heatley and his wife Janet celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Did you get the number of years they have been married?

I repeat. They have been married for 50 long years. I'm not even 50 years old, yet.

Wow! Isn't God Awesome in their lives?

Father Cecil made it crystal clear at the ceremony that it takes only the grace of God to stay married for so long. The priest, The Very Rev Dianna G Williams, who preached the sermon, spoke about how Cecil and Janet keep falling out and falling back into their marriage.

So, I'm dedicating four romance quotes to a truly special couple, Cecil and Janet Heatley.

The quotes are culled from their wedding anniversary program.

Enjoy.

RomQuote #1


Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
  

RomQuote #2



Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
My husband and I with Father Cecil
 
RomQuote #3

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. 


 
Quotes are from Kahil Gibran's quotes on marriage. It was the second reading at the event.
 
RomQuote #4

Quote is from Les Miserables. Image is courtesy of Etsy
 
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My husband and I wish our darling priest and his wife many more fruitful years filled with unending joy, more love and peace. Although, he is retired, Father Cecil has been a wonderful and loving priest, father and grandfather to us, our children and many parishioners. We love you, Father Cecil and Janet. Hip! Hip! Hurray!!!

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You remain unforgettable.

Have a romantic week.

Love 
Stella 

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