LOVE, GOD & TATTOOS chronicles an orphaned tattoo artist and her struggle to maintain a relationship with God while living on the harsh streets of LA.?.
Book 1: Alcatraz, the Lost Pearl
Fifteen year old Alcatraz is being chased. Born and raisedin a loving family, she suddenly finds herself fending for her life on the streets of Los Angeles. Consumed with anger, hurt and confusion, Alcatraz turns to the spiritual realm to find life’s answers. While experimenting with pagan spells, Buddhist chants, and yoga sutras, she continually encounters a spirit who claims He is God. The Truth she learns from this spiritual quest introduces her to the unexpected world of divine healing, acceptance and unconditional love.
Book 2: Alcatraz, the Righteous Pearl
After two years of spiritual searching, Alcatraz has finally decided who the One true God is for her life. But trouble soon follows. Being rejected by her new found religious organization because of her appearance and discharged from the tattoo shop for her beliefs, Alcatraz is forced to enter the Hollywood adult entertainment life with her best friend Kuriko. The nightmares she experiences living on the dubious streets of Los Angeles causes her to struggle to keep her faith.
Join me as I talked with author A. R. Robinson about her series, Love, God, and Tattoos. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air, Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10146887
Beautiful but spoilt Vietnamese socialite, Cao Kim Lye, learns of her parents shocking death from the dashing Amerasian family chauffeur, Bryan Nguyen.Kim steps out of a world of crystal and chandelier to enter the dust and chaos of working-class Hanoi. She finds herself living under the roof of a shop cum living quarters with Bryan and his adoptive family.
Ever conscious of the privileged class, Kim struggles against the emotional ties she forms towards Bryan, the reluctant saviour, who considers her an unnecessary hitch to his already complicated life.
He still bears the scars of abandonment by his mother and his American GI father when U.S. troops pulled out of Vietnam.
Eventually Bryan and Kim’s powerful attraction to each other begins to break down the wall between them.
Join me for this delightful conversation from down under as I talk to Australian author Shoba Sadler. Listen in at 646-668-8485. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link her
Shoba Sadler has been a freelance journalist for 20 years and founder of Agape magazine in Malaysia. She is a versatile inspirational author who writes in multiple genres. She has pioneered a new genre in inspirational multi-cultural writing with her novel Child of Dust and some of her many award-winning short stories can be read here http://shobasadler.com/free-reads/
Her passion for writing is matched only by her passion for cooking with farm fresh produce. She lives a healthy lifestyle on a farm with her husband, Kevin, a talented musician, who also loves to surf and ski. They grow their own vegetables and fruits and share their home with a multitude of animals and wildlife. They are passionate about buying directly from local farmers who practice organic farming.
Welcome to a brand new year! It’s 2016 and this is the Write Stuff!
This year and last year and probably the year before that has been the year of the Geek! Geeks rule! It’s now fashionable to be obsessive about how many decks are on the starship Enterprise, what episode did Dr. Who encounter the Wailing Angels, and who is Wolverine’s stepfather? Dystopian, horror, monster science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, AI stories, and a plethora of other genres have taken the front seat of the mind and our entertainment.
How does all this reflect on the Christian writer or the Christian reader for that matter? With all the speculative fiction out there, is there an ‘appropriate’ way to feel about it? Can a Christian (like me) still profess Christ as Lord and Savior while salivating over the next Alien vs Predator movie? Should a Christian question the possibility of a robot soul? Those “what if” questions — should they be explored?
Join me for this hot of the press episode of the Write Stuff where I talk to author E. Stephen Burnett, speculative fiction extraordinaire and administrator of Speculative Faith. Call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/8203371. Tune In!
ABOUT THE CO-HOST
With the holiday season in full swing, you may be wondering, why is Parker talking about psychics? Shouldn’t she be focused on…I don’t know…Christmas? Celebrate the birth of Christ, talk about the ‘real reason for the season’. Or wishing your faithful followers a wonderful holiday.
But there’s a method to my madness here. In the past several shows, we’ve focused on dealing with illness, pain and suffering, and grief through the holidays. Yet there is a dark aspect to this and that involves what you do with that pain, especially those of us who are grieving. This conversation is part two of the very popular show, “The Psychics: Can they Help You?” from November. In this discussion we continue our discourse and analysis of the services psychics purport to provide and during holiday blues, we may seek the comfort one of these providers.
With me is returning guest, Marcia Montenego from Christian Answers from the New Age, to touch on this topic. Call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or you can click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/8165645 Or, download the WLUV app. Tune in.
The best gifts are the ones you don’t always see until you look back on them. During the next twenty two days before Christmas, I’m going to look back on the Write Stuff and share some insights I’ve learned over the years. Primarily, I’ll be highlighting some shows but other little tidbits too. This isn’t to say some shows were better than others. Quite the contrary. I’ve loved all my shows the Lord’s blessed me with hosting. But the gift of it is looking back and seeing how far I’ve come.
Most authors have someone in the field they admire . Whether it’s someone who writes in the same genre or a different genre, most writers like to emulate their heroes. I’m no different of course. My show is open to all Christian authors, ‘great’ and ‘small’, well known or not. In my experience, ‘big name’ authors I’ve talked all had to start from somewhere. I now understand big name authors still have the same insecurities, feelings, blocks, and other writer nuances small fry such as I do. Plus, they tend to be pretty much down to earth.
Yet, for myself, when I first hosted New York Times Bestselling author Tosca Lee, I about fell through the floor. The interview came through an online connection of mine and I couldn’t believe it when she said yes. When you hear the interview, you’ll see how nervous I was because I could hardly talk for a moment. But thank God for my producer who during the break calmed me down a bit. On this show too, I talked to a good friend of mine Melissa Cain Davis who had just published first apologetic’s children’s book. In retrospect, I wonder if I should have just had one co-host on there. I remember Melissa telling me, “You know, I can TOTALLY take a back seat to Tosca Lee.” At the time, my thought process was that I didn’t want Melissa to think she was ‘less’ and Tosca was ‘more’. But, we can’t go back and change the past. Our decisions are final once their done. The show went well.
The next time I spoke to a New York Time Bestselling author, it was Kimberla Lawson Roby. Again, I could barely keep my feet from falling through the ground. This connection was through my producer who knew a woman who used to work for Terry Perry Studios, Letecia Cunningham. On this episode, Letecia and Kimberla both interviewed. My phone lines were ringing off the hook that day. It was lovely. Plus, it was the same day I’d sign my first contract with my publisher for my book Many Strange Women. You know, God really does know how to make those moments sweet. C’mon! What are the odds I’d have my first book contract with a publisher the same day the Lord blessed me to talk with, for a second time, two high profile ladies? Conspiracy, anyone?
About two months ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing ReShonda Tates Billingley, another big name I also admire. This particular show stood out to me because it was the first time I’d reach out to a big name author myself. The first two were from contacts I knew but this was just me reaching out with numbers and a prayer. Wasn’t I surprised when she said yes? It was a short interview and we packed a lot of information. Plus, I was able to hook in the bit about her book that was turned into a movie on BET.
I leave it with this thought. Some of those mentioned you may know or not know. In my mind, every single guest I’ve had and hope to have in the future are big names to me. It’s always an honor, always a pleasure, always a reward to showcase my fellow authors.
This show is my opportunity to give someone I care about the chance to let her know how much I appreciate everything she has done for me. We met two years ago now via a Facebook group and my writing career has not been the same since I met her. If you’ve read the Sins of the Flesh series, you’ll see that each book has a dedication to her because she was influential to me in my writing.
Not only that, she made a change from writing in a very popular genre — erotica — to writing sweet and inspirational romances with some hints of spice. It’s hard to change. Most of us know and accept that change can be one of the most difficult things to do. For Allyson Carter, changing over from erotica to sweet was one of the toughest decisions she’s made in her career. The release of her new book, Hearts Undone, is a book born out of that decision and is available now.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
After a bitter divorce, Shelby Johnson is looking to rebuild a life for her and her daughter, Hannah, while avoiding the thing she mistrusts most: men. Her resolve is tested, however, when her brother’s best friend, Mark moves in across the street and her long-buried feelings for him return. Can she possibly open up her heart again? When someone threatens her life she quickly realizes that her heart isn’t the only thing on the line and she turns to the only man she feels she can trust.
Mark Daniels goes back to his hometown, to solve a crime committed in the military. When he gets caught up in Shelby’s troubles, he knows she needs someone to protect her, but can he be that man? Being around her again is forcing him to face the way he feels and he’d rather not. When his past comes to haunt him, he vows to protect Shelby and her daughter until his last breath.
Through God’s love, Shelby and Hannah snuggle into Mark’s heart. Will there be room for God too?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Allyson writes in the Edgy Christian market in the suspense and romance genres. In her books, you’ll find emotionally stirring story lines, as well as suspense with faith mixed in. She resides in Missouri with her loving husband and four wonderful children, and three cats. When not spending time with her family, you can find her knitting, and watching way too many suspense shows and reality TV