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Diva Love: Tonya Barbee

I have not had the pleasure of meeting today's guest in person, but I am delighted that she grew up in my hometown and she now lives in my second home, the DMV. Please help me welcome, Author Tonya Barbee!                                                                                                                                         

This is one of my stops during the two month tour for The Little Girl Inside: Owning My Role in My Own Pain by Tonya Barbee. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs October & November. Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL. Book Title: The Little Girl Inside: Owning My Role in My Own Pain 

ASIN:B00VJFVN5Q
ISBN-10: 0692564802
ISBN-13: 978-0692564806
Genre: Non-FictionTonya Barbee



About the Author
TONYA BARBEE is a novelist and aspiring playwright. Her most recent published work is titled, The Little Girl Inside Owning My Role in My Own Pain. She is currently working on another project that c…

Diva Love: Tyora Moody

Reed Family Tour

Today, please help me welcome award-winning author and literary sensation, Tyora Moody!

Thank you, Michelle for hosting me on A Diva’s Heart today. I want to thank your readers for stopping by today to learn about the Reed Family.

Currently there are three sisters features in three novellas, Broken Heart, Troubled Heart, and Relentless Heart. In 2018, I hope to continue the series with the brothers.

For the third and final week we will focus on the third book in the series, Relentless Heart. Below you will find a synopsis and an excerpt from the book.

Relentless: A Novella

Assistant District Attorney Asia Reed is relentless about not losing a case. But she’s fighting a losing battle in the faith department. Now approaching forty, never married and with no children, a growing sense of unease has made her weary about her career and life.
When a former boyfriend and prominent defense attorney is gunned down in his office, Asia is jolted into action, determined to find ou…

Diva Love: Unoma Nwankwor

I am delighted to host today's tour stop for award-winning international best-selling author Unoma Nwankwor!
Hello. I’m Excited. This is one of my stops during the one month tour for Sons of Ishmael Reintroduction Tour: The Danjuma Brothers by  Unoma Nwankwor. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs September 11 – October 5, 2017.  Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here WNL Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance
A SCOOP OF LOVE~ SONS OF ISHMAEL BOOK I  The oldest of the Danjuma brothers, Rasheed was a self-made man. He’d learned at an early age that love and commitment brought with it complications he didn’t want to deal with. His single-minded focus had paid off. He was able to step into the shoes of his absentee father by taking care of his mother and twin brothers. But just when he thought he could stop carrying the weight of his family on his shoulders, he gets a call that could change the trajectory of Rasheed’s life. Ibiso Jaja, a …

Diva Love: Paulette Harper

Today, I am happy to welcome award-winning author, Paulette Harper. Please enjoy!

Hello. I’m Excited. This is one of my stops for the Virtual Book Tour That Was Then, This Is Now, This Broken Vessel Restored. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs September 28, 2017.  Follow the tour here.  Book your own tour here: WNL.

Genre: Christian Non Fiction
Kindle ASIN: B073VCY1L5


That Was Then, This is Now Excerpt:

Chapter 2
Don’t Get Bitter, Get Better

Our enemy often tries to use the disappointments and setbacks in life to cause us to become bitter with God and with those that hurt us. From my own experience, I persuade you to use what has happened in your life as a stepping stone to propel you to a new level in growth and to a place of faith and determination in God. Remember, setbacks in life are opportunities that God will use to show you how faithful He is. “Let all bitterness, wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you…

Daddy's Smile

My beloved dad left this earth 20 years ago today. Some things remain.  I still have his smile!

Diva Love: Merci McKinley

Today, I am delighted to welcome fellow author and poet, Merci McKinley. I enjoyed reading her latest work, The Harvest, and I am grateful to showcase it here on my blog!

1|I particularly enjoy featuring other writers who, such as myself, have a testimony of chronic illness and domestic violence that empowers other women and puts an emphasis on their Christian walk. Tell us about your decision to include your faith in your writing.

The decision to write The Harvest came rather easy because it is my tribute to the presence of GOD within my life. It was my way of thanking him by helping another discover who he is through seeing the importance of having a relationship with him for themselves. Oddly enough, but rather a divine intervention, I chose the cover and the title for the book prior to writing it. I wanted to provide someone with the same gift I was given which is an ultimate relationship with the Heavenly Father and propel her forward towards it. Our faith is ultimately our lifel…

Behind the Chapter: California Love

In chapter three of Diary of a Divorcee Diva, the introductory scene symbolizes Mikayla leaving all of her troubles behind and hoping, against all odds, that this journey would take beyond her wildest dreams. Ironically, she was taking the trip with her off again and on again ex-boyfriend. There was no denying the temptation to rekindle the past, but she was determined to turn her focus to the future. Based on my actual first trip to Cali and my experiences there, I try to give my readers a sense that they are with Mikayla on her way to freedom and new adventure as her love for California and the flicker of her old flame take flight. Let’s catch up with Mikayla on Cloud Nine...



Chapter Three-California Love Excerpt I never felt so free as I did on that flight to LAX. The sky was the limit and I was literally on top the world, looking down on it from Cloud Nine. No one could tell me anything would ever go wrong ever again at that moment in time. After chatting it up with Darren a lit…

DDD Spotlight: Fiercely Camille

A shopaholic boss diva who sits in a boardroom filled with men all day, Camille can best be described as fierce. Not always the most confident in her own superpowers, yet she speaks her mind and always takes the lead, even when it comes to Mikayla’s relationships. Their first loves were brothers and they have considered themselves sisters ever since. Always opposite in their love lives thereafter, Mikayla was divorcing while Camille was tying the knot and matchmaker Camille soon wanted to hook Mikayla up with her new man’s best friend. Imagine that, since she encouraged Mikayla to date the guy she was just in divorce court with! But, Camille knows her better than anyone, so why not take her advice again? Get your copy today!

DDD Spotlight: Divinely Keisha

I like to describe Keisha as divinely loyal. Sometimes, too much and too soon, but she never gives up on her family, her friends or her man. She often prays to get that dedication in return. God spared her from death when she was given just two years to live, fifteen years ago, now surely he could deliver her from lies and betrayal. If there's one person who she can count on to be there, it's her friend, Mikayla. Whether she wants to laugh or needs to cry, Keisha can always call on her. They didn't start out that way; more like almost toe-to-toe, but after both being on a collision course with divorce and life as they once knew it, now they have each other's back. Enter my anniversary giveaway on Goodreads and be sure add it to your to-read shelf!

DDD Spotlight: Simply Mikayla

Quiet, yet confident with a whole lot of sass, Mikayla is never afraid of a new adventure in life or in love. She has a heart for taking care of others and always has an encouraging word to offer. Mikayla is rarely the initiator of trouble, but if you cross her, she will tell it to you straight and simple, then cut you loose. She often wonders if that's what keeps her in the land of happily NEVER after. But, then there's that little thing where she compares all men to her first love and floats back to him every time they are simultaneously single. Still, that doesn't stop her quest to find the one who will make her forget all about her past and never let her go. Get your copy of her story at Amazon or Barnes and Noble !

The DDD Sisterhood

Welcome to Diary of a Divorcee Diva Sisterhood Week!



In continuing to celebrate the fifth anniversary of my debut novel, I will be highlighting some of the themes in the book. This week I will be focused on sisterhood and I am starting by introducing you to the main character, Mikayla Summers, and two of her best friends. Check out my video link below with some of my favorite quotes from them highlighting support, vulnerability and strength. Stay tuned throughout the week for more on their special bond!



DDD Sisterhood
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Goodreads Giveaway-The Divorcee Chronicles

The anniversary celebration continues! I am commemorating the 5th anniversary of The Divorcee Chronicles by giving away an autographed paperback copy on Goodreads. Join the party and enter to win. Good luck and thanks for stopping by! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/235601-the-divorcee-chronicles-diary-of-a-divorcee-diva

Anniversary Spotlight-The Divorcee Chronicles

This month marks the fifth anniversary of my debut book and you are invited to help me celebrate! Stay tuned for giveaways and look out for reminiscent posts about some of my characters, review highlights and the wonderful journey that the book has taken me on. See you next week!



Diva Love: Poet Taneisha Grace-LaGrant

I can't let National Poetry Month come to a close without putting the spotlight on one of my fellow poets. Taneisha LaGrant joins me today and gives us a look inside of her writing life and influences.



1. There are so many poets who don't publish their work. Tell us about your decision to share your words beyond the stage and your journey to publication.

Hi! Thanks for having me. For me it started a long time ago. My seventh grade teacher told me I should publish and so I compiled two volumes of poetry from middle school through high school that I wanted to publish. Long story short, I lost all of those poems and started over. I knew that I wanted to be a published writer and I hadn't branched off into novel writing at the time and the stage scares me. I tend to speak too fast when I do spoken word, so I was in my barracks room and started typing up my book. That was in 2009 and I published The Pain of Love in 2010. At the time I had never heard of a poetry editor,…