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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Book Release: Understanding the Benefits of Mankind by Jimi Akanbi

Jimi Akanbi is a Christian nonfiction author who is sold out to God. He doesn't write books as he feels, but rather writes as he is inspired by God. A resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Jimi has an MBA in Finance from Mercer University, Atlanta Georgia.

He is an active member of the prayer and intercessory team at his church and served God as an usher and protocol officer at his previous church. Jimi has undergone a formal ten week bible training course. His interests include writing, counseling, ministry, movies, sports, music and more. He was miraculously called by God to be in the writing ministry, and is acting in obedience. 

In his new book, Understanding the Benefits of Mankind, Jimi Akanbi discusses seven crucial principles from God’s perspective: money, marriage, time, sex, power, materials and life. These seven principles given to man by God can become curses if misapplied. Jimi shows you how to align your ways with God by following these seven principles. 

Life can be a battle, millions of people around the world struggle on a daily basis, but with the help of this book, people who are struggling can see the light at the end of the tunnel. By reading this book people who have problems in their life will learn how to turn the negative problem into a positive solution. 

You can purchase his book, Understanding the Benefits of Mankind, on

Friday, May 16, 2014

Book Review: The Grave Maurice by Martha Grimes

This is my first introduction to best-selling author, Martha Grimes but it certainly won’t be the last time I read one of her books. Grimes has the rare talent of being able to incorporate humor and sensitive, unique descriptions and characters. Richard Jury is a Scotland Yard superintendent recovering from gunshot wounds from a perious case. He’s told to take it easy after his release but is determined to occupy himself. When he learns about the abduction of his surgeon’s daughter which occurred two years earlier, he’s snagged, and becomes unofficially involved in the case. 

The plot centers around the thoroughbred racing and horse breeding world. Jury’s wealthy friend Melrose Plant provides a great sidekick and comic relief.  I loved the story and the author’s style and was stunned, that though this is set in England and seems authentically British in every way, Grimes is an American. I give it five out of five stars. Now I have to go find more Richard Jury novels to read.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

$ 100 Visa Card Giveaway & A BRIDGE UNBROKEN Book Tour & Launch Party

 A Bridge Unbroken
Welcome to the BlitzKat blog tour for Cathy Bryant’s A Bridge Unbroken. Another Miller’s Creek Novel set in the heart of Texas, A Bridge Unbroken brings two new characters to the forefront while still giving fans a glimpse of their favorite characters from the past, including the old geezers and Mama Beth.


Letting go to build a bridge…
Dakota Kelly wants her painful past to disappear. A plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with the man responsible for the scars on her heart. But Chance Johnson isn’t the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will Chance and Dakota lay aside their grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempt at forgiveness?

Click HERE to read a sample chapter of A Bridge Unbroken.

The Other Miller’s Creek Novels
“Miller’s Creek, Texas…where folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth’s front porch beckons…”

About Cathy

A native daughter of the Lone Star State, Cathy loves spinning tales about life in small town Texas. When she’s not weaving stories about the fine folks in Miller’s Creek, you’ll find her rummaging through thrift stores, feeding her reality TV addiction, or up to her elbows in yet another home improvement project in the mountain cabin she shares with her minister husband of over thirty years. You can find out more about Cathy and her books at
Here are a few other places to meet up with Cathy in cyberspace:

Reader friends on Facebook may want to visit the following groups, the first for book bargains and the second to discuss all things Miller’s Creek.

About the Blog Tour and Launch Party

Cathy is celebrating the new addition to the Miller’s Creek family by making several prizes available to reader friends, including a $100 Visa Card Giveaway. Winners will be announced at the interactive Facebook Launch Party on May 22, 2014.

Other prizes include: t-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, bookmarks, eBooks, print books and Amazon Gift cards.
Enter the grand prize drawing for the $100 Visa Card now by clicking one of the links below. But hurry, because the contest ends May 22, 2014. (NOTE: Some contest tasks can be completed daily for extra chances to win.) The grand prize winner will be announced at the A Bridge Unbroken Facebook launch party on May 22.



Don’t miss the fun! See you at the party!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Book Review: Scraps of Paper by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

When Abigail Sutton decides to leave her job as a graphic artist for a newspaper and set herself up as a freelance artist in a small town called Spookie, the setting is ripe for mystery. Abigal's husband was recently declared dead after his body was found following his mysterious disappearance years previously. Abigail is drawn to buy a home with a similar mystery of its own. The former inhabitants, a mother and two children, vanished without a trace years earlier. Not long after she moves in, she starts finding notes left by the children of the missing family. The stage is set for a good mystery and romance as she gets to know the quirky town's people and retried cop Frank Lister. She continues to put together clues about the missing family, but someone doesn't want truth known and is determined to stop her.

This cozy mystery is a pleasant read and I was hooked from the start, wanting to know what happened to the missing mother and her children. I give if four out of five stars. If you like a cozy mystery, add this one to your list. It's the first of a series set in Spookie. You may very well want to read more.