Friday, March 15, 2013

Author Julie Lessman’s “A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW” going for $ .99!!!

One Woman. Two Men.
One stirs her pulse and the other her faith.
But who will win her heart?

Marceline Murphy is a gentle beauty with a well-founded aversion to rogues. But when two of Boston's most notorious pursue her, attraction, dreams and faith only muddle her mind. Can the light in the window illuminate the path of true love?
$ .99 for 3 days only—March 15, 16 & 17!

5-Star Rating on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and here are a few of the reviews:
-- “This is Lessman's finest work and will hold your heart captive and wanting more.” — Angi G.
-- “Any director looking for a good movie script would have their work already done for them. I loved A Light In the Window and couldn't put it down until I finished it at 5:30 this morning.” — Sunshine.
-- “I finished A Light in the Window at 1am this morning! Wowzers! What an emotional rollercoaster!”  — BizLizy.
Award-winning author of “The Daughters of Boston” and “Winds of Change” Irish series, Julie Lessman was American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, #1 Historical Fiction Author, #3 Author, #4 Novel, #3 Series, as well as Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction and recipient of 14 RWA awards. Contact Julie and read excerpts from her book at

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Hey there!

Been a while I know. I traveled a bit and to parts with internet connection that could make you tear out your hair in frustration! But I did read, and I've decided to share some reviews of the books I've read over the past few months. here's the first; The Kyoto Protocol by Joe McGovern:

I selected this novel because it was written by a lawyer, and I was expecting a simple John Grisham-ish pattern. Apart from people who kept getting ‘lost in conversations’  (“but you lost me with that last comment.”), the story flowed quite nicely.

This book has a technically involved story plot focused on the Environment and its need for protection and the attendant challenges involved. 

Reading line by line I learned a whole lot about environmental protection and the wonderful way money is seriously involved in the matter (ka- ching!). And the characters, while sometimes too good to be true, (like our protagonist Sean Murphy; a six foot dreamboat with great intellect) reminded me of actual people I know.

Intriguing all the way, with a few last minute twists to the tale, the Kyoto Protocol was a thoroughly enjoyable read.

I received a complimentary copy of The Kyoto Protocol as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team.  Visit to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Releasing Creative Tension by Unleashing your Talents

Oatmeal Cookies

I realised I bake quite a bit, ever since a friend of mine gave me an electric mini bake oven. I’ve scoured recipes that do not need a mixer (don’t have one) or elaborate ‘leave three days to rise’ techniques. So I have made banana bread, banana cake, and today, I made cookies. 

What I realised is that I decided to make cookies after hours of browsing on my pc and wondering what on earth I was going to write about for my weekly article submission at the various website I contribute to. Frowning at the pc, I realised what I really wanted to do, bake something!

So I searched out an oatmeal cookie recipe and whipped up a batch of cookies. Most looked and tasted okay- this being my first attempt at making them. But as I worked I realised why I bake, to re-channel my creativity! Months ago, I was reading a writer’s blog (Holly Lisle), and she wrote about how she had knit a cat with wool and created a wire frame for it. The entire chat and the comments that followed after centred on the need for creative people to have an alternative creative outlet for their abilities.

Perhaps you are multi-talented, the advice given by most coaches is that you seek out the one talent that will bring you the most profit and channel it. But after you do that what happens to the others? Maintain them, keep at them, and when your song writing skill is on the blink, or you are experiencing dancers block, or whatever they call it, don’t panic. Turn your attention t an alternative talent and work it for a bit. By the time you are through letting off some creative steam, you’ll find yourself more ready to focus on your money spinner. Works for me any time. Now I’m munching on cookies and finishing this article, and I’m ready to write even more!

Monday, March 4, 2013

As we prepare for Easter Camp Meeting 2013: Remembering 2008

I have attended the Easter Camp meeting organised by the House of Grace Church for 5 years now. The program has never failed to recharge and put me back on track, because by March/April, I have probably started seeing my yearly targets as too large or too unattainable. But after camp meetings, I’m uplifted in spirit and ready for anything! Best of all, the meeting make me remember Christ’s death and resurrection.

Camp meeting has been held at ASCON Badagry for the past 5 years, and this year all roads still lead that way come March 28. And by God’s grace, I’ll be making that trip. This reminds me of my first camp meeting trip in 2008. The Meeting was tagged SHINE! I took the bus from the church premises on Thursday, and camped out with my cousins till Saturday when I had to leave for some weekend lectures I was taking for a professional course. I enjoyed the family atmosphere, hanging out with my six cousins, scrambling for the bathroom, rushing to get to the camp ground on time, groaning when it was time for 6am prayers, enjoying the open air evening services. 

I missed the last two days of the programme, but when I took my Saturday bus out of Badagry, I took with me notes on why and how I could let my light shine from the Host Pastors, branch pastors, and guest ministers, and they helped me through a tough year, changing jobs and passing my exams. And best of all, a strong confidence in the knowledge that Jesus truly did die that I might live an abundant life.

This year, I’m so looking forward to making Great Impact!  #GI13