Thursday, January 18, 2018

"Purpose of Heaven upon Earth" by Dr. Wanjiru Gachie

Purpose of Heaven upon Earth:
Tough Goals, Turning ordinary into extraordinary, Better Lifestyle
by Dr. Wanjiru Gachie

Purpose of Heaven upon Earth: Tough Goals, Turning ordinary into extraordinary, Better Lifestyle by Dr. Wanjiru Gachie

Dr. Wanjiru Gachie joins us today to share an excerpt from her latest book, Purpose of Heaven upon Earth. Also available: All This and Heaven Too and Riches of Heaven upon Earth.

All This and Heaven Too by Dr. Wanjiru GachieRiches of Heaven upon Earth by Dr. Wanjiru Gachie

This book has been written with the following objectives in mind.
·         Shares the principles of living a lifestyle of purpose by creating and designing action-oriented goals.
·         Helps to open up your heart so that you can partake as a co-inheritor with Christ in the Heavenly Father’s riches.
·         Guides in the process of turning any ordinary situation into one of extraordinariness by the power and ability to focus. As well as in applying even a little mustard seed-like faith, to take action and how to measure your outcomes of undertaking these steps.
·         Guides in transcending from merely surviving into learning how to partake into the MORE abundant lifestyle that our Lord Jesus Christ has promised.
·         Guides through the process of applying the 3Ps principle of Patience, Perseverance and Persistence in all the areas of life thus turning your financial vision and dreams into a reality.
·         Shares the secrets of wanting nothing for the Lord will be your greatest treasure.
·         Shares principles of building an exceptionally beautiful and financially sound Better Lifestyle that stands on the solid rock, Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit.

This book is a product of my own testimony of God’s deliverance and ultimate blessing in turning my once dismal situation into something of great value. Thus, the book is one of encouragement in order to motivate you dear reader to turn your gaze to the Heavenly Father and not to despair even as you walk through the dark valleys.
Rather than providing with plain information, this book attempts to provide you with a pointers that consists of a Better Lifestyle allowing you to make an informed decision concerning designing your goals and aligning your personal purpose with the universal purpose of God for His creations. The Heavenly Father has given human beings the ability to make choices and come up with decisions, and that is why He urges His children to ‘come and reason together’ with Him. He desires to have and engage in a dialogue with His beloved children.
In this world, you are a sojourner who is engaged in daily spiritual warfare with the enemy whose desire is to steal, to destroy and kill your goals so that you do not experience a Better Lifestyle of purpose. The enemy knows that by stealing your mustard seed like faith that you will fall into despair and be unable to turn your ordinary situations into extraordinary ones. The Devil’s main purpose is that you will not be able to become a blessing to many and in so doing you will not bring glory to the Heavenly Father.
The book is based on Dr Gachie personal journey of transformation of moving from nothingness into something. This process will help to steer the moving ship, because as a servant-steward of Christ you will be able to identify patterns in your life; what experiences led to other experiences, was there a buildup in all those experiences, is there a possibility that even my mistakes may be used in a redemptive way to craft a life message.
This Better Lifestyle book is based on the stewardship philosophy because you have been entrusted with all things material and non-material that the Father has provided in Heavenly places. A Better Lifestyle is all about a Kingdom building purpose of that good steward and ambassador by using the talents assigned to you in your respective worthwhile profession be it in being an accountant, a businessperson, a teacher, an athlete, housekeeper, mother, father, son, daughter or medical practitioner.  Whatever your worthwhile profession, the purpose of a Better Lifestyle is to adopt a daily attitude that says, “I am here Lord, use me as Your servant” (cf. Genesis 12:1-4; 1 Samuel 3:4; Isaiah 6:8; John 9:4; Luke 1:38).
The theme of this book revolves around the parable of the prodigal son and the parables of the talents. After hitting rock bottom like the prodigal son who came to his senses when he said, “How many of my father’s hired employees have enough food and to spare, but yet here I am starving of hunger!” It was as though the Prodigal said, ‘What a fool I have become!’ I came to my senses and realized that I would be better off being a slave in my Heavenly Father’s house than to live free in misery, toil and in dread. I have been exploring ways that anyone can systematically turn nothing into something extraordinary by the process of goal setting and of identifying one’s life purpose. You are the good and faithful steward who is here on earth to do business on behalf of the Heavenly Master who has entrusted you with talents and gifts so that one-day He will eventually hold you responsible and accountable for them.
The fundamental principle in this book is that a Better Lifestyle must rest upon a solid rock –Jesus Christ- because unless He builds your goals and gives you a purpose you shall build all in vain.
Furthermore, whoever wants to save their life will have to lose it first by becoming a servant of many, otherwise if you focus on saving your life first you shall lose it.
The book shares practical insights of how you can identify your goals and ultimate life purpose as you grow in union with Jesus Christ through prayer and thus experience a transformative Better Lifestyle because the Kingdom of our Heavenly Father is at hand.
I besiege you to get ready to experience the marvelous power of the principles and strategies that will empower you to make the relevant changes in your lifestyle, so that you will turn the life of your dreams into a reality in alignment with the Heavenly Father’s purpose.
The book also includes extracts from my own real life experiences that relate to the dramatic transformations that I have experienced on a moment-by-moment basis. By reading this book, you too can greatly benefit from the same life changing principles and strategies that are contained within these pages. Reference to the scriptures has been made in a way that you can practically apply them in different areas of your life. The scriptures are used as a guide to navigating the many terrains that you will encounter on your life journey.
You may have experienced a loss in an area of your life or want to draw more joy and peace from life but have not yet quite figured out how to do it, and then this book will become your day-to-day ever-loving companion. Included in the contents of this book are the keys to maximizing your goals and living a lifestyle of purpose from a Biblical perspective.
The book begins by introducing the subject of designing tough goals, which will form the foundation for identifying, utilizing, and enhancing your critical success factors for the lifestyle that you desire to live on a personal level.
The road to improvement is to improve oneself before the outer situation can improve. The book thus shows you just how much power you actually possess and that you are the catalyst for turning your ordinary situations into extraordinary ones. My task as your fellow brethren, coach and mentor is to scaffold you throughout this process of creating tough goals, of living a lifestyle of purpose and of turning nothing into something valuable.
Steps are provided in detail that will guide you on just how to go about turning your goals into a reality and for creating something durable. Focus is the first step, because each person needs to identify what he or she wants most out of life and in so doing ones energies will be better utilized in going towards this direction. Faith is then used to fuel to the fire towards achieving that which you have placed your focus. Next, the process describes how this faith can be become unshakeable by using the scriptures to revitalize their life. Next, the book identifies important actions that are needed to make a reality that which you have focused on and have the faith that it is yours as ordained by the Heavenly Father. Finally, the process incorporates just how you can go about measuring your progress so that indeed the extraordinary can become a tangible reality.
Adopting a systematic process of turning nothing into something, you will be on your way to attaining the life that you truly want. However, this is not the case as it is held that without a sense of urgency that lifestyle cannot be achieved, because a lifestyle is the way you go about your everyday, which is what essentially, determines your entire life. By mastering and applying the tools and strategies contained in this book, you will begin to see a radical and immediate transformation-taking place in the different areas of your life. Thank you very much my dear reader for joining me in this book and I pray that the Heavenly Father will reward you diligently.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]

About the Author
Dr. Wanjiru Gachie
Dr. Wanjiru Gachie is an educator and religious teacher with a background in delivering interactive seminars that promote her audiences’ lifestyles. She was inspired by her own personal struggles, born and educated in the slums and she went on to receive degrees in Ph.D., MBA, MPRM, MA, B.Ed. Having seen her fair share of struggles in life and hitting rock bottom in life, the author realized she needs to make “All this and heaven too” available to everyone.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

"The Swedish Girl" by Alex Gray

The Swedish Girl
(DCI Lorimer Book 10)
by Alex Gray

The Swedish Girl (DCI Lorimer Book 10) by Alex Gray

The Swedish Girl, the tenth book in the DCI Lorimer series by Alex Gray, is currently on tour with Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

More books by this author: The Riverman (blog post), Pitch Black (blog post), and A Pound of Flesh (blog post).

Another gripping Lorimer novel from Alex Gray, evoking Glasgow like no other writer can.
When Kirsty Wilson lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by Swedish fellow student Eva Magnusson she can’t believe her luck. But Kirsty’s delight turns to terror when she finds the beautiful Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their male flatmate accused of her murder. Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, sets out to clear his name.
Meanwhile, Lorimer calls on trusted psychologist Solly Brightman to help unravel the truth behind the enigmatic Eva’s life and death. But it is not long until another woman, bearing a marked resemblance to Eva, is brutally murdered. Horrified, Lorimer realises that Kirsty could be right. Is it possible that Glasgow’s finest detective has put the wrong man behind bars? And is there a cold-blooded killer out there orchestrating the death of the next innocent victim?

Excerpt from Chapter 9
Kirsty turned the key in the door and closed it behind her with a sigh. The hall was in darkness and there was no sound coming from the living room. Her shoulders moved up and down in a shrug of resignation; she was alone in the flat again. Then she remembered. Wasn’t there some party that Eva had mentioned? They’d all be there, wouldn’t they? Pulling off her thin raincoat and hanging it on the old-fashioned wooden coat stand, Kirsty sauntered into the bedroom next to the front door, unbuttoning her jacket. It was fair handy having this big room to herself, especially when she was working late shift at the hotel. Nobody would be disturbed by her comings and goings. She took off her shoes and tossed her jacket, bag and mobile phone onto the bed. Oh, it was good to be home. A wee cup of hot chocolate and some of her own gingerbread would go down well, she thought, already imagining her teeth sinking into a thick slab of treacly cake.
She stopped for a moment, listening. There was a swish then a click as the front door opened and closed again. Then, nothing.
‘Colin? Is that you back already?’ Kirsty wandered out into the hall, her bare feet sinking into the pile of the hall carpet, still thick and soft despite all their winter boots tramping back and forth. Eva’s father had spared no expense in doing up this flat for his daughter and Kirsty Wilson was grateful for those small luxuries that were absent from most of her friends’ student flats.
Frowning slightly, Kirsty padded down the unlit corridor, one hand out ready to flick on the light switch as she reached the kitchen. But something made her turn left into the living room instead, just to see if anyone was at home after all.
At first she imagined the girl had fallen asleep, sprawled out in front of the television.
Kirsty moved forward and bent down, expecting the girl to sit up and yawn. One hand reached out to touch the back of her head but then she drew back as though guided by some inner instinct.
She stood up again and stepped around the recumbent figure, unaware that she was holding her breath.
Then, as Kirsty saw the expression in the dead girl’s eyes, the thin wail escaping from her open mouth turned into a scream of terror.
Detective Superintendent Lorimer crouched over the body, aware of the sounds of voices coming from the hall. The dead girl was lying on her back, one arm flung out, the fist curled tightly in the moment of death. Her head was bent to one side, blond hair partly obscuring her features, but Lorimer could see enough to make him wonder about the cause of death.
‘Manual strangulation?’ he asked, glancing up at the consultant pathologist who was kneeling on the other side of the girl’s body. The on-duty pathologist tonight was his friend, Dr Rosie Fergusson. He glanced at her with his usual admiration for her calm efficiency, knowing how different she could be at home as a doting mother and as the wife of Professor Brightman, an eminent psychologist and sometime criminal profiler who had worked with Lorimer in the past.
‘Looks like it,’ Rosie murmured, her gloved hands smoothing the hair from the victim’s face, letting Lorimer see for the first time what Kirsty Wilson had found earlier that night.
Eva Magnusson still had that ethereal quality in death that had captivated those who had gazed upon her: Lorimer saw the perfect oval face with flawless skin and bow-shaped lips that were slightly parted as though she had been taken by surprise. He watched as Rosie reached out to close the dead girl’s eyelids, seeing for the final time those pale blue Scandinavian eyes staring out at a world that had proved less than kind.

Praise for the Book
“Gray teases her readers unmercifully as the tension rises and the body count and list of suspects slowly, but surely, grows.” ~ Scottish Daily Express
“Gray's superb Lorimer series hits double digits with this tenth instalment and continues to go from strength to strength. With every outing Lorimer's world widens, the secondary characters adding extra depth and authenticity, yet never detracting from the cool authority of the man who is ultimately in charge. The dialogue rings true, the procedures are by the book, and with twists that leave questions until the pulse-racing conclusion. The story of this Swedish girl shows that this Scottish author is at the top of her game.” ~ Daily Record
“Considering that this is the 10th in Alex Gray's Lorimer series, she does a great job in continuing her characters while delivering a distinctly different plot each time out. […] Of note is the fact that The Swedish Girl can be enjoyably read whether or not you've previously read Gray's series.” ~ Dianne
“Gray masterfully brings his characters to life in a plot as intricate and deep as anything in today's headlines.” ~ Auntie Annie
“The stories are always intriguing, captivating and keep you reading on to find out more. The characters, despite their flaws and sometimes maddening traits, are sympathetic and superbly worked out. Keep them coming Alex.” ~ W. M. Koolstra-dekker

About the Author
Alex Gray
Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. After studying English and Philosophy at the University of Strathclyde, she worked as a visiting officer for the Department of Health, a time she looks upon as postgraduate education since it proved a rich source of character studies. She then trained as a secondary school teacher of English.
Alex began writing professionally in 1993 and had immediate success with short stories, articles, and commissions for BBC radio programs. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers’ Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing.
A regular on the Scottish bestseller lists, she is the author of the DCI Lorimer novels. She is the co-founder of the international Scottish crime writing festival, Bloody Scotland, which had its inaugural year in 2012.

Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win one of three ebook copies of A Pound of Flesh by Alex Gray.


"#Starstruck" by Sariah Wilson

(#Lovestruck Book 1)
by Sariah Wilson

#Starstruck (#Lovestruck Book 1) by Sariah Wilson

This book blast and giveaway for #Starstruck by Sariah Wilson is brought to you by I Am A Reader. You can also follow the blog tour from 22 January to 3 February.

“You’ve done better.”
With one uncharacteristically sassy tweet to her longtime celebrity crush, Zoe Miller’s life turns upside down. Ultrahot A-lister Chase Covington doesn’t just respond to Zoe’s tweet, he does the unthinkable: he messages Zoe directly. Now she must decide between walking away or meeting her crush in person.
Chase knows better than to trust anyone from the Internet, but Zoe’s saucy challenge has totally caught his interest—and her girl-next-door personality is keeping it. He’s been burned enough to know he needs to keep his heart close. But his feelings for Zoe might be a lot more than just an online flirtation. He just has to convince her…
When the press gets wind of Zoe and Chase’s secret relationship, their romance turns into tabloid headlines. Will they be able to hold on to their Hollywood love story?

“You must be Zoe Miller. I’m Chase. Covington.”
He added on his last name like I wouldn’t know who he was. It was kind of endearing. I stared at his hand until the girl on my right nudged me and I gave him mine. A zap of raw electricity sparked at his touch, his hand warm and strong and big. It shot up my arm and spread all throughout my body making every part of me tingle.
“Hi Chase Covington.” I don’t know how I was able to form words. Or how I hadn’t dissolved into an incoherent, blubbering pile of Zoe goo.
“Hi Zoe Miller.”
We were still shaking hands, which was basically holding hands at this point as it had gone on for so long. He was just grinning at me, like I was some long-lost friend he was excited to catch up with.
I didn’t want to imagine what my slack-jawed, overwhelmed face looked like. He would probably think I was an idiot.
A guy with dark brown hair and wearing a Bluetooth device in one ear came over. “Chase, Marty wants a word.”
Chase finally let go of my hand. “Thanks, One-F. Stick around Zoe Miller. There’s more to say.” He walked backwards a few steps, like he didn’t want to stop looking at me. With a wink he finally turned and headed over to the director.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]

Praise for the Book
“Another 5-star book from Sariah Wilson! Love the hero and heroine, Chase and Zoe. Their chemistry is smoking hot. I love how Sariah always writes clean/sweet romances that are still spicy enough for your toes to curl and make you *squee*. Zoe is hilarious! I laughed a ton. I also like how she soundly promotes celibacy and abstinence without sounding preachy or old-fashioned. Highly recommend!” ~ Gribouillis
“Anyone with an interest with celebrities will get this one, especially the inner fan girl inside. […] I'm all about connections and I adore the strong friendship of Zoe and Lexie; I loved Zoe's relationship with her siblings; and Zoe's romance with Chase make me swoon. This book keeps that tiny flame of hope alive for every ‘normal’ girl.” ~ Katie W
“I can really recommend this book to you if you like feel good novels and dream about meeting your idol.” ~ Jeri’s Book Attic

About the Author
Sariah Wilson
Bestselling author Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane or climbed Mount Everest, and she is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soul mate and is a fervent believer in happily-ever-afters - which is why she writes romances like The Royals of Monterra series. After growing up in Southern California as the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children, she graduated from Brigham Young University with a semi-useless degree in history. She currently lives with the aforementioned soul mate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster who is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers).

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

"Indiscretions of a God" by Sunniva Dee

Indiscretions of a God
(Porn Star Boyfriend Book 3)
by Sunniva Dee

Indiscretions of a God (Porn Star Boyfriend Book 3) by Sunniva Dee

Indiscretions of a God, the third book in the Porn Star Boyfriend series by Sunniva Dee, has just been released. Also available: The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends (read my blog post) and Twin Savage (read my blog post).

The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends by Sunniva DeeTwin Savage by Sunniva Dee

This book blitz and giveaway is brought to you by Panda and Boodle.

For more books by this author, check out Shattering Halos (read my blog post), Leon's Way (read my blog post), Adrenaline Crush (read my blog post), Cat Love (read my blog post), Walking Heartbreak (read my blog post), Dodging Trains (read my blog post), In the Absence of You (read my blog post), The Fighter and the Baroness (read my blog post), and Path of Thieves (read my blog post).

I’m not a saint. That’s not why I left the mafia. I left because I’m god, because I need no one, and fail at nothing.
I’m Isaias Di Nascimbeni, owner of Lucid, the biggest adult entertainment studio in L.A. Son of Il Lince and second generation Italian in the U.S, I’m dirty rich and adored by highlife as well as lowlife.
Whatever I focus on turns to gold. On the Richter’s scale of eye candy, I’m a twenty. I’m a hunter who tests limits. A warrior who goes shady when the law becomes dreary.
While conducting business at the St. Tatiana, the most stunning woman I’ve ever seen enters my radar. Isn’t it interesting that her name is Tatiana? Isn’t it bizarre that she’s a nun? Isn’t it wild that she’s unimpressed by me?
Isn't it fucking insane that I can’t get her out of my head?
She doesn’t acknowledge me when I return to her church. It’s unprecedented. Unheard of. Not happening. But the hunt is my fetish. Novice or not, she’s only postponing the inevitable. Beautiful Tatiana asked for this. By the time I'm done, she’ll worship me, because now it's game on.
Indiscretions of a God is standalone book #3 in the Porn Star Boyfriend series.

“Isaias.” Tatiana’s fingers brush down my temple and my cheek to my mouth. “I need to leave for about an hour. I didn’t want you to worry.”
I blink off my sleep. I’m on the couch in the living room, waiting for my phone to ring with news about Gabriela.
“I can’t let you leave, baby.” I arch my head backward, following the sound of her voice. Her pretty face hovers over me from behind. I reach up, pull her down to me. She sinks to her knees and cradles my face with her hands.
Tatiana allows me to devour her mouth. My tongue delves in, swiping and suckling her into a moan. It’s heart-battering. I breathe faster, and then her exhales become shallow too. I love that sound.
“It’s not safe out there for you.” I lace my fingers into her hair, extending it around our faces. We’re in a tent of silk and warm sugar. “I’d never hold you back if it weren’t for your safety. Because you need to live on. On and on and on with that crazy beauty you are.”
She puffs a quiet laugh against me. “Weirdo.”
“I want you,” I sigh out.
“Tonight, darling. I just need to do this, okay?”
I still her face over me. Nudge it away enough to stare into her eyes. “I’ll come with you.”
“You can’t. It’s nun business.”
“You still think of nuns?”
“My business with the sisterhood doesn’t simply disappear because of an explosion in a church,” she whispers to me.
“Let me at least drive you there.”
I shut my eyes while her soft fingers draw trails down my cheeks. In my adult life, I’ve been touched often and in many ways, but Tatiana’s caresses remain on my skin long after they’re gone.
“Isaias, I’m twenty-seven years old. I’ve been fending for myself for a long time. I’ll be fine, okay?”
I scrunch my eyes shut, knowing I won’t be forcing myself on this stubborn, beautiful, independent woman tonight.
“I’ll be honest with you. I can’t bear the thought of you and Gabriela both out there without my protection.” I pull her down so I can kiss the infinitely soft skin of her throat. “Just let me drive you there. I won’t come in. I’ll, you know, play with my phone and listen to music like some dopy-ass high-school boyfriend until you come out.”
I grew up surrounded by women. I grew up surrounded by macho men too, but they all knew when to yield to their women. It’s why my father’s heart still beats for my mother. It’s why hers stutters every time he’s in danger.
So I let Tatiana go. I stand there on the gravel, hands fisted in my pockets like a douche. At least she accepted my offer of taking the Escalade with the bulletproof windows. She better get used to that, because she’s with Isaias di Nascimbeni. From now on, I’ll make damn sure she never drives anything that can’t repel the bullets of my father’s enemies.
“Fritz,” I shout as soon as she rolls toward the highway. “Get in.”
I walk up to him and point toward another loaner. It’s a joke of a car. Small and grey, it’s unassuming enough to blend in anywhere. I chuck him the key.
“I hold you personally responsible for Tatiana’s wellbeing until she’s back in my arms. Understood?”
“Absolutely, sir. It’s an honor.”
I pitch him my Glock too, and I don’t fucking care how unprecedented that is. He grabs it on reflex, gaze humbled as it meets mine. “Mr. Nascimbeni. I’ve got it. I have my sub.”
I stare him down, willing him to tell me it’ll be enough. Because is it? His stare dims with determination. Then he tosses my gun back. I watch it swirl in the air and find my palm in seconds.
“You’re sure?”  My voice doesn’t sound right.
“I am.”
I squint, forcing liquid away from my eyes.
“I will get your woman back to you.”

Praise for the Book
“Again Sunniva Dee has created story that’s nothing like I expected and that’s exactly why I read her work. I experienced numerous emotions while reading Indiscretions Of A God.” ~ Malene_D
Indiscretions had all the feels. As mentioned earlier, emotional beyond words (holy-moley), hilariously funny moments, passion (of course) and true unconditional love. Kudos for being able to put together a fantastic read that encompasses so many different layers!!” ~ Kager & Lefse Book Blog
“The story moves quickly, filled with action and suspense. It's a captivating and enjoyable read. I bow in awe to this author's ability to write so beautifully and craft such entertaining and satisfying stories.” ~ Chris
“There is a flow and an ebb to this story that kept me guessing as to what was going on. It kept me entertained from the beginning to end.” ~ Maura
“Wow. I mean, just an AWESOME book! I was ENTHRALLED. For me, this was one of those ‘can't put it down, read a paragraph whenever I have a free minute’ books.” ~ Romance Novel Giveaways Lauren Seiberling

About the Author
Sunniva Dee
Sunniva Dee is a reader, a lover of everything beautifully written no matter the genre. As an author, she pens flawed characters and seeks the flip side where the soul hides. Once there, she wants to be pulled out of her comfort zone by stories taking on a life of their own.
Sunniva has written paranormal and young adult. She’s committed contemporary romance verging on erotica, and she’s dabbled in supernatural mystery. But her heart is rooted in new adult of the true kind: young adult all grown up, with conflicts and passions that are familiar to college-aged readers and readers who remember those days like they happened last night.

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