Thursday, September 26, 2013

Life Inspired Thirty Day Countdown...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!
Not only am I about to release my first novel...
BUT...
In thirty days this exquisite collection of poetry will be available in an ebook for you and your friends and their friends and for you to gift to everyone .. because it really would make the best gift! 

Release date... 26th October




Life Inspired is now on Goodreads and waiting for you to add to your 'to read' list 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Spiralling Out of Control Thirty Day Countdown

My debut novel
        will be released
              in 
               one
              month!!!! 




Celebrate with me by adding Spiralling Out of Control to your 'to read' pile now on Goodreads...

Thank you to Kristy, Melissa and Bek for creating this fabulous cover. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Introducing ... Trish Jenkins

~ Author Spotlight ~ 



Please make Trish Jenkins welcome as she visits my blog today. Earlier this week I had the chance of hanging out with her on Google Hangouts - what a cool tool that is. Trish has had an amazing journey and you really need to get her book! It's only 99 cents!

Lets get to know Trish a little better by playing

FIVE FAVOURITES!

Favourite food… Roast lamb dinner
Favourite colour… purple
Favourite author… don’t have one
Favourite pastimes.. chilling out with my family, visiting friends, movies
Favourite places…  A swing lounge in my backyard overlooking the Caboolture river.

Inside the prison... (not one of Trish's favourite places)


Blub copied from Amazon... "Prison was not on the "Goal Chart" of successful entrepreneur and philanthropist Trish Jenkins. Conned by a fraud and a breach of the Corporations Act meant losing her multi-million dollar portfolio, including her family home. As a result Trish served 8 months in prison.
Isolated from her husband and 3 little girls, living among Queensland's most dangerous criminals, Trish could have succumbed to despair.
But treasure is found in dark places.
Refusing to be a victim, Trish answered a new calling to make a difference in the lives around her. In doing so she found a different kind of freedom and healing.
Few people learn what prison is really like. Those who have rarely speak of it. 
This is a courageous journey. Better than a memoir, this is real and raw; made up of letters, private journal and hindsight. 
You'll alternately laugh, cry and shake your head as you experience funny stories, tragic circumstances, discouragement, hope and ever present faith.
Journey with Trish as she discovers Treasures from Darkness."

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Introducing... Four Given by Malo Bel


Today I'm hosting Malo Bel... 
I can't wait to read this book! Make sure you visit Malo, purchase his book and enter the competition.



Four Given by Malo Bel – Discover the way from lost riches to unlimited wealth!

I was so close to the biggest deal of my life. Millions of dollars! Life would be set forever. Happiness, freedom, new cars – all those things we all know we want. But then he screwed me!

Yeah, I know this is going to sound crazy, but have things ever happened in your life that are just strange…sort of out of the normal. It happens to most of us at some time, and if you are like me, a bit crazy to start – well that’s what my wife says anyway – then it’s bound to happen.

I hit the bottom like you would never believe. It’s one thing to glide slowly to the troughs of depression, but to plummet one day from the heights of success to the pits of loss on every side, is horrendous. I didn’t want to talk to anyone. Not even my wife, however I ended up talking to someone I never would have expected.

Now let’s get something straight – I’m not like one of those religious guys. Sure my wife is Christian, and on occasion I will be dragged along, but that’s just for her. However what happened to me just blew me away. And yeah, I did call out to God for help. I didn’t think anything would happen, but when you’re facing death I can tell you, you will turn to whomever you can.

It started a few weeks into my trough – you know, like when you are in the mud at the bottom, when life has crushed every sense of joy and living from you. And for me this was turning out to be quite literal. We had gone away on a vacation, an attempt to cheer me up, but it would be yet another opportunity for disaster, one that I thought would end my life.

Let me share part of my blog post from that day.

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5:12 pm, Saturday, April 27
 “Is there no God?” I silently ask.

After a few moments my resolve somehow renews. Digging my hands into small crevices in the rock to drag me forward I continue to slowly inch toward the light. My nails rip as my fingers scrabble to pull my weight forward. My shirt rips off as the rock above and stony ground below, conspire together, to tear it away. My shorts are in tatters. My breathing is labored in this narrow grave. A fitting hole for a crazy person to finally end.

Yet just before I finally give up, the space slightly widens. My breathing eases, and, with hope, I make a final effort to reach the light. With all my remaining strength I pull and kick and finally scramble out of my tomb.

I lift my weary head and look up.
I am stunned by what I see!

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This changed me forever, and this was just the start. I don’t know how to put it, but if you are sick of where your life is headed, sick of the lies, the false hopes, the elusive happiness, then share my journey. What I saw, the person I met changed me forever. I went from losing everything to a type of wealth that cannot be measured! Crazy? Yeah, I told you I was. However I have never had more joy and peace and contentment in my life than ever before. And the guy that screwed me over? Wow, was I in for a surprise there too – one that I still can hardly talk about.


Four Given is being showcased by the John 3:16 Marketing Network as part of their September Book Launch Event. Be sure to visit http://bit.ly/Christian_Books for a chance to win a Kindle Fire (USA residents), a $25 gift card and a $10 Starbucks card (gift cards are worldwide), as well as purchase Four Given.

Malo will be giving away 50% of all proceeds from sales during the book launch to a charity that works in Africa to uplift families and communities, especially the disabled and children.

To discover a mystery about Malo Bel point any QR Code reader on a mobile phone at the QR Code alongside.

To learn more about Malo, please visit his website at http://www.malobel.com. You can follow him on twitter at http://www/twitter.com/malo_bel.