Monday, July 20, 2015

Meet Belinda S. Hunter



 
Welcome. Meet July’s author of the month, Belinda Hunter. This lady is a powerhouse in her own right. Publisher, author, and clothing line designer. I had the pleasure of reading a first book for me called, Waiting On My Cue and let me just say, it was real upfront and on point. The story drew you in. I felt like I was watching the movie of my neighborhoood with real life characters and issues that we woman and  men face when dating. Belinda mentioned in her book a shoe brand and description. She gave such a tasty description of the shoe, why was I online literally looking for the brand only to learn later that is was not a real brand?, yet. Don’t judge me. I wanted to get me a pair of these shoes. She made them sound like a shoe a girl needed in her collection.
Belinda held nothing back in this story and book two, No Longer Waiting was just as powerful. Belinda was true to form here and she did not lose momentum.  Belinda’s book, When They Show You Believe Them is being made into a moving which will be on the screen in 2016. Belinda is busy working on her next book to be released in August 2015. Stay tuned. With all that she is doing, she also has her publisher hat on with a new author’s book "No Holdin' Back," by Danielle Boyd, she will be the 3rd author to publish under her publishing company, Adnileb Publishing. Danielle's book should be out by August of 2015 as well. Without further delay, meet Belinda Hunter.

Bio:
Belinda S. Hunter is the owner/CEO of Adnileb Publishing LLC and also an Amazon bestselling author. She has penned several novels and also published several other up and coming authors work.

Belinda prides herself on the work that she has produced and claims to always have wanted to write and produce work that is not only entertaining to the readers, but that the readers will also walk away with some sense of a lesson that was learned from her work and that of other authors published under her company.

Belinda’s novel, “When They Show You Believe Them” is now being made into a motion film that is due out this fall. You may join her fanclub on FB “The Waiting On My Cue Fanclub”to keep up with all the projects that she has going and the release dates as well as tune in on book discussions, trivia’s and daily topics. Among directing the movie she is also working on another novel that she has penned titled “That Diamond is Something Serious as well as that of a new author, Danielle Boyd’s “No Holding Back” due out this summer. Belinda id the mother of four Dontavius Gist 29, Dweshun Adair 26, Tiffanie Adair 23 and Jamarris Adair 17. Belinda states that being a mother inspired her to stop sitting on her life long dream and have her books published. She wanted to show her children that no matter what lemons that life may throw at you, you can always take those lemons and make lemonade. Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream and dreaming is o.k. as long as you drive to make that dream into a reality.
Belinda resides in Spartanburg S.C. with her son Jamarris.

I asked Belinda a few questions, here is what she has shared: 
When did you first consider yourself a writer? I considered myself a writer once I decided to start penning my first novel.

What inspired you to write your first book? I have always loved to read but coming up I only read books by caucasian authors, I never knew that African American authors existed. I ran across Terry McMillan’s first book, “Mama” and it was so hood and about a life that I could have easily be my own. They talked out language, and acted like we acted, they were not rich, they cursed and fought, it was something I could relate to and that is what made me say, “I can do this!”

What books have most influenced your life most? The book that influenced my life I have to say is “Mama” because it is the book that made me stop dreaming about being a writer and become one.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work? John Grisham still remains my favorite author. He is brilliant. I love the way his writing draws me into the mysteries of them. I love the adrenaline rush.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? I learned that in order to make money you have to spend money. I edited my first book myself and that’s all I’m going to say about that. LOL.

Do you have any advice for other writers? My advice to other writers would be not to come in thinking you are going to make loads of money off of the top unless you are already a well-known person or have people in high places. Writing has to be a passion for you, you can’t be in it of the money, initially.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? I’d like to say, thank you to my readers. My readers have been great to me. They talk up my work to other readers and non-readers. They make me believe that I am the best writer in the world.
What do you enjoy most about connecting with your readers? What I enjoy most about connecting with my readers is that they make me hype about my work. I love discussing my books with them and the way they dissect the books have me wanting to go back and read them again. I’m still in awe when a reader emails me or contacts me through my fan club wanting to discuss a book. I love it.


Excerpt - Waiting On My Cue

Cue seems to have it all; good looks, money, power and two of the Carolina’s finest in love with him. Mercedes his petite, cute and career minded girlfriend of years, that would love nothing more than to become his wife and bare little Cue’s. And Keisha who is his hot, down, got your back side chick, that would move heaven and earth to become his number one. Cue finds that he is in love with two women for two different reasons. Mercedes has all of the qualities that Cue wants in a wife; she’s pretty, educated and independent. Keisha has everything that Mercedes lacks that excites Cue; she’s spontaneous, sexy and she’s a ride or die chick. Although Keisha and Cue had an understanding, they had not planned on falling in love with one another. Now Cue finds himself with two beautiful women in love with him and both are ready to settle down and for him to make some decisions. What does Cue do? Does he follow his heart and go with the one that has been loyal and wants just as much from life as he does? Or does he break all rules and dare choose the one that may be least compatible, but excites him to no ends and makes him happy? Cue takes both of these ladies on a riveting rollercoaster ride that seems to have no apparent end.



Excerpt - No Longer Waiting

You never know where you will find love, but one thing is certain and two things are true... Keisha believed in it, she never gave up on it, and she loved deeply. From being Cue's side girl to finally becoming her own; she has dealt with the pain of heart break and betrayal. After Cue decides to marry his long time girlfriend without warning to his side chick Keisha that he was doing so, Keisha once again finds herself broken and confused. She breathed for Cue, how could she survive without him? Will Keisha succumb to her love for him when he returns from his honeymoon saying how much he missed her and needed to hold her. Or will she find enough love for herself and the strength to move on? The tells and twist of "No Longer Waiting" will leave you speechless.

Thank you for stopping by and getting to know Belinda. Visit her website at www.adnileb.com. You can find her books at www.amazon.con and www.barnesandnoble.com. You can connect with her at www.Facebook.com/Belinda.hunter.14 and on Twitter at @Wordof_Lyn.

Be Blessed




 
 

Friday, July 10, 2015

God’s Ways Are The Wisest

 

 
Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, but a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding. Wise people store up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. Proverbs 10:12-14

I have had many trials and setbacks. I am still in a storm, but I am steady and unmovable. I have been at my highest of joy and at my lowest in despair. The one true constant in my life is knowing that through it all, God is my source of comfort. The word of God and prayer reals me back to that place of peace and contentment. The Holy Spirit nudges me to a place of calm and for that I am grateful.  With health issues, financial issues, relationship issues and the list is large, we can easily fall into a slump thus allowing the enemy to slide in and cause our thoughts and actions to run a course of dread, like a runaway train on a greasy track unable to stop, and when it does stop it’s like an explosion of two worlds colliding.

As I grow older, I am more and more cognizant of how I speak and what I think. I am learning to pick life’s battles cautiously. I am not easily moved by events and conversations. When my emotions are running high, when something did not go as I had planned, or when someone or something interferes with my plans, I lose sight and control. I can work myself into a bag, come out of that bag, go back in the bag and never realize that I was out of the bag to begin with. Mental chaos. I have grown some much and I am surprised. The word of God will do that for you if you are serious about changing your life and the course of your actions. It saddens me when I hear and read where someone is using scripture to validate their wrongness. Now don’t get me wrong, reading and meditating on the word is what we are supposed to do, but what we are not supposed to do is remain in wrongness.

I thank God that he caught me. My heart has been cracked and crushed, my spirits have been shattered. I allowed my health issues to paralyze me causing me to be unproductive in thought and action. My finances have not always been on point and still not, but I am working hard to become debt free by doubling up and I am happy to say, that it is paying off. It’s a sacrifice but well worth it.  God expects us to be good stewards of all He has blessed us with.

Being obedient to God’s word requires examination. God knows our motives and if we are doing things in deceit, He knows it. Remember, nothing is hidden under the sun. It requires repentance and it requires a turning around. We must stop that which we know is not of God, we must remove ourselves from people and situations that hinder our growth spiritually and emotionally. We must repent to the Lord and ask Him to forgive us and mean that, dust ourselves off and move on and in some cases run on.  We must be determined to not do that which we have had to repent for in the first place. Repeating the same things results in repeated separation from God.  Read Isaiah 59.

As you go about your day think on this. If you were to die today, will you have made the right choices and said the right words? Who will be touched by your absence?  Give serious thought to the roads you travel.

Be Blessed



 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Greater Strength


With the recent tragedy in Charleston, SC, I am sure millions are still processing how a young man or anyone for that matter can walk into a church and kill innocent people. It does not matter what their reason may be, it is just something we here in American have not fully experience.  Let’s continue to keep the families and the community in our prayers

In third world countries the mass killings of Christians is known and felt, but not here in America. The media coverage is full of many stories where men, woman, and children are running for their lives all because they believe in Jesus Christ and profess their beliefs as Christians. My heart goes out to these families. I could not imagine this type of dreadful and horrendous persecution.

Acts 9:1-2 in the New Living Translations says, Meanwhile, Saul was uttering threats with every breath and was eager to kill the Lord’s followers. So he went to the high priest. He requested letters addressed to the synagogues in Damascus, asking for their cooperation in the arrest of any followers of the Way he found there. He wanted to bring them—both men and women—back to Jerusalem in chains.

Saul’s job was to kill Christians. While he was on his way yet again to kill, the Lord blinded him and asked him, why do you persecute me? I am sure Saul would have rather had some other encounter, but that one encounter changed his life. That ride on the Damascus Road not only changed him it was also the catalyst for his journey in becoming one of Gods greatest voices.  There are countless stories in the Bible that show where Christians were killed all for following Christ. I don’t know about you, but I for one am not going to reject a God who is loving, kind, and generous. A God who is always an ever present help, who is a solid refuge and fortress.  A  God who can part seas, speak through burning bushes, cause plagues, and send mana from the heavens. No, I will forever stand on the truth even though they truth may result in my death.

You may find your faith wavering. You may fear speaking the name of the Lord or even carrying your Bible in public. I encourage you to stand firm in your faith. Gird up and mount up as an eagle.  God knew that these thing would happen, that is why He spoken of them in His word. Stay connected to other believers and do not allow yourself to become separated and unprotected. Love on your family and friends.  One of the main tricks of the enemy is to separate. Reject the urge to close yourself off, especially out of fear.  Remember, no weapons formed against you will prosper.

Deuteronomy 32:43 New Living Translation - Rejoice with him, you heavens, and let all of God’s angels worship him. Rejoice with his people, you Gentiles, and let all the angels be strengthened in him. For he will avenge the blood of his children; he will take revenge against his enemies. He will repay those who hate him and cleanse his people’s land.”

Rejoice in knowing that you are ready for that great day to sit at the feet of our Lord and Savior.

Be Blessed