Tonight on the Write Stuff — Love, God, and Tattoos with A. R. Robinson

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

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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

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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

 

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Tonight on the Write Stuff — Beyond God’s Reach with Theresa Campbell

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt you or someone you loved and cared for was beyond God’s reach? Did the situation in your life seem insurmountable, and difficult you felt alone? Perhaps you’re like a lot of people disillusioned by God’s seemingly distance throne. If He’s there, how could He allow this to happen? Because He didn’t answer your request, whatever that may be, you decided to leave your faith. After all, it wasn’t doing you much good in first place, right?

Or, maybe you’re on the other side of the question: what do you need God for when you have everything — wealth, security, and a good life with few hurdles. What more could God do to make you feel better?

On this episode of the Write Stuff, we’ll be sharing our thoughts if anyone is beyond God’s reach with my guest co-host and contributor Theresa Campbell and the worldwide release of her newest book, His Final Deal. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher to listen to the show on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/8331341. Tune In!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Layout 1Raymond Brown, popularly known as Smooth Suave, is one of Jamaica’s biggest drugs lords. With eight children by six baby mommas and counting, he’s a player for life. A true baller, he lavishes in his wealth. He’s a shot caller with “soldiers” wheeling and dealing all over Jamaica. It’s Suave’s world, and everyone else just lives in it . . . or so he thinks.

However, his nemesis, King Kong, sees it differently. Rivals since childhood, King Kong is hell-bent on destroying Suave at any cost. As the war over power, drugs, and money intensifies—from Wilton Gardens (Rema) to Arnett Gardens (Jungle)—bodies are dropping like flies, washing the island of paradise in blood.

But it is the murder and kidnapping of two of Suave’s loved ones that bring him to his knees. Being framed for murder, hunted by the cops, pursued by his enemies, betrayed by friends, tormented by a horrid secret, and fighting to protect his family and empire, Suave is nearing his breaking point. Yet, he isn’t going down without a fight.

Voilà! Suave makes a deal to eradicate his enemies—but if it backfires, it could very well cause him his own life. Then God counteroffers Suave’s deal with His own—one that will undoubtedly give Suave the victory he needs but requires him to give up his drug empire and turn his life over to the Lord. With his motto being, “I don’t do God,” will Suave accept God’s deal or take the risk of his own deal?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

11655368_10204757174466139_1659532110_nTheresa A. Campbell is the author of the soul-fulfilling, entertaining novels, His Final Deal, Are You There, God? and God Has Spoken. She hails from Jamaica, West Indies and has earned business degrees from Baruch College and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Growing up in rural Jamaica without electricity until she was about 11years old made Theresa read a lot. The lack of modern amenities did not detract from her creativity; in a sense, it improved her ability to see the ending of a story from a different perspective.


 

ENJOY THIS EXCERPT

“Today, I want to talk to you about redemption,” Bishop Hudson began. “Ephesians 1:7 says, ‘In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.’ Amen. Redemption is possible through the blood of Jesus! Hello, somebody? I said, you can be delivered from the bondage of sin and find peace with God. Am I speaking to somebody?”

“Amen, Pastor,” a member shouted from the front.

“You better speak to me, Bishop,” a young lady in the choir yelled.

Bishop Hudson paused, took off his jacket, and handed it to his assistant. He grabbed the microphone out of the stand and paced the pulpit. “We all are in need of redemption. You know why? Because we all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.”

Hmmm, interesting, Suave thought. Even Christians need redemption, too.

As if he read Suave’s mind, Bishop Hudson remarked, “So you can act like you were born holy, pure, and righteous all you want, but that’s not the case. We were able to become a child of God because Jesus paid the price for our sins on the cross. His death was in exchange of our life.”

“Praise the Lord,” “Thank you, Jesus,” and “Hallelujah” rang throughout the church.

“Do you want to be free from the burden of guilt?” Bishop Hudson asked, looking out at the congregation.

Suave shifted in his seat, wondering why the bishop was looking at him.

“Do you want to be free from curses and bondage?” Bishop Hudson stepped down from the pulpit into the aisle. “God already purchased our freedom,” he said, his eyes wandering from one face to the other as he moved closer to the back.

He better stop picking on me, or else I’m stepping. With his arms folded and face screwed up like a dried apple, Suave defiantly stared at the bishop as he seemed to get closer. I’m no punk.

“I said, you can go from being a sinner to a saint if you accept God’s gift of eternal life.” Bishop Hudson was now at Suave’s bench where he paused.

Suave glanced at the bishop through the corner of his eyes, his head held straight. He didn’t acknowledge the bishop, and for his own sake, Suave was hoping the bishop wouldn’t acknowledge him.

“I’m glad to see you this morning, my brother.” Bishop Hudson looked down at Suave, who still wasn’t looking at him.

All eyes in the church turned toward the back where Suave sat. Alwayne and Annette held hands and nervously looked on. Bishop Hudson was known to prophesize to his members, revealing things that no one else knew but God. He would also predict certain happenings that always came true. This usually made some members excited about receiving a blessing, and others nervous when they hadn’t been walking on the “right” side.

“God is going to give you a second chance.” Bishop Hudson rested his hand on Suave’s shoulder. “Those demons that are haunting you are leading you down a narrow road.”

Suave’s heart began to gallop in his chest. He wanted to brush off the preacher’s hand, but he felt compelled to hear what the man had to say.

“Your mind gets so mixed up at times that you find it hard to differentiate between the real thing and your imagination. But God says to tell you that He is going to give you the victory.”

Some people were now standing on their feet clapping, some praying, and others speaking in tongues.

“Deliver him, Lord,” an elderly man shouted.

“Set your son free, Father Jesus,” screamed another member.

“God is going to right the wrong that was done to you, so you can be free to serve Him and His people.” Tears filled Bishop Hudson’s eyes as he leaned over to Suave, his face only inches away from Suave’s.

On a will of its own, Suave’s neck turned, and he locked eyes with the bishop. Suave’s tears betrayed him and seeped down his face.

 

 

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Second Chanes by A. W. Myrie

Second chances.

It’s a refain we hear very often when we give each other another chance to do the job well, regain trust, mend fences, or some other even where a relationship is broken by an act. It’s another opportunity to try again.

Being given a second chance is often an act of grace.  Someone has to decide whether to let you off the hook, or give you another opportunity to try again. Another person has to accept the grace offered to them. That’s the beauty of second chances…wipe a clean slate even after the first one has been dirtied.

On this episode of the Write Stuff, we’ll be chatting with A.W. Myrie author of the Second Chaneces series. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can click on the link here:http://tobtr.com/7945641 Or, download the WLUV radio mobile app. Tune in!

ABOUT THE BOOK

51wvOjJu5ZL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Stacy Richardson has a perfect life – loving parents,
an awesome sister, a best friend she can trust with
her life, and most importantly, a relationship with
Jesus. Saved at an early age and being raised in the
church was the best, until she met the hottest guy
at Crestview High…Kyle Thomas.

When it’s gone…it’s gone forever!

Her parents set boundaries designed to keep her
protected, but the restrictions were an annoyance.
She loved Kyle! And when he professes his love for
her, she shows him that the feeling is mutual by
giving up the one thing she could never get back.
From that moment on, her life begins spiraling out
of control and her relationship with God is tainted.
Is it too late to restore her relationship with
God?

Second Chances?

In Stacy’s Story, the reader will be captivated
by the reality of issues that are prevalent to
teens and adults alike – from premarital sex, to
pride, lust, depression, jealousy, anger, betrayal, and
most of all …FORGIVENESS!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A. W. Myrie is the author of Stacy’s Story which is the first book of the Second Chances Series. Although geared towards teens and young adults, this story has the ability to touch the hearts of many, regardless of age. A. W. Myrie deals with taboo topics such as premarital sex, teen pregnancy, and abortion as she seeks to deliver real life scenarios to her audience about the issues of sex when practiced outside of the will of God. She also delves into abuse, pride, and jealousy. The main focus, however, centers around choices and how it can affect the lives of the individual making the choice as well as their loved ones. Her message to the reader speaks volumes as it relates to these issues and how forgiveness and deliverance is still available to the individual who made the wrong choice.

She looks to release the second book in her series entitled Getting Over Kyle in September of this year. She is the co-founder of Ink Trails Publishing, Inc. which is a Christian-based publishing company whose mission is to establish a legacy of positive literary works. She is also the owner of Admiring With Myrie Photography.