“Where did the time go?” That’s a common topic of conversation these days, and one I ask myself almost every day. Before you know it, the kindle-countdown-one-year celebration for In the Promised Land will be over. I hope you took advantage of the deep discounts over these 3 days to get your copy of this captivating novel.
In order to whet your appetite further while there are still a few hours left, I am posting an excerpt that captures one of the scenes written around the true event which forms the backdrop of this novel – the bombing of the police headquarters as a small Muslim group staged a bloody coup in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
As he checked his
watch, something on the television screen caught his eye. A man resembling Dennis
Kallipersad, the evening news anchor, sat at a table. Behind him, stood two men
dressed in army uniforms, carrying rifles. Derek frowned. Not one of those bad
plays at this time of day. It was just after four. He was about to switch to
the other station when the man sitting said in a tremulous voice, “We have
suspended regular programming to bring you this report. Trinidad and Tobago
television was taken over by the Muslimeen forces of Yasin Aboud Bakr this
afternoon around 2.30 p.m. It has been learned that our sister radio station,
Radio 610, has been taken over. Muslimeen forces also stormed the Parliament
building and bombed the Police Headquarters on St. Vincent Street earlier this
afternoon. Motorists are urged to stay away from those areas.”
across the room and yanked the bathroom door open. June stood there drying
herself, but for the first time her nakedness failed to excite him. He grabbed
her by the hand and ran with her back to the bed. Snatching up her clothing, he
thrust them at her. “Here, get dressed, quick.”
“Honey, my hair —”
you’ll fix it in the car.”
scrambled to get into her clothes, Derek shoved his feet into his socks and shoes,
then felt his pocket for his keys. June, clad in underwear, paused, looking at
the television. “What’s going on? Is that a play?”
“Here. Put on your
skirt.” He held out the garment, she stepped into it, and he quickly pulled her
She reached for
her jacket. “What’s that about the
Derek turned off
the TV. “Here’s your jacket, let me help you.” He pushed the sleeve over one
arm, and she shrugged the other arm through.
“Ready? Let’s go.” He grabbed her arm while
she was still buttoning her jacket.
She twisted free.
“Wait. What’s the rush?”
“The Muslims have
taken over. Come on.”
June barely had time
to grab her purse before he dragged her by the hand and out through the door.
normal as they got into their car, and Derek wondered if it was some type of
hoax. But when they eased into the mainstream of traffic, chaos confronted them.
Drivers turned in the middle of the road, passed on the shoulder, cut in and
out, showing off their skill in amazing ways.
Derek decided to turn around. Signaling, and
not giving the car behind him time to pass, Derek spun the wheel, bringing his
bumper right up to the paint of another car. The driver shook his fist and
mouthed something, but Derek ignored him, backed up, then zoomed off in the
opposite direction. After a half mile they encountered another traffic jam. This
time they saw the reason. Police were stopping everyone and checking their
“Oh, boy,” Derek
muttered, leaning his head back against the head rest.
June switched on
the radio. An announcer’s voice came through the static. “Motorists are asked
to avoid St. Vincent Street where the Police Headquarters building is still
smoldering after this afternoon’s bombing —”
Derek switched off
the radio, cursing under his breath. June’s face had gone pale. She stretched
out her hand to turn the radio back on, but he growled, “Leave it alone.”
“I heard something
about Police Headquarters —”
“I said leave it alone.” He spoke through clenched teeth, his knuckles white as he gripped the steering. He dared not look at her. He hated speaking to her like that especially after the lovely time they had just had, but he was scared as he’d never been in his life. His father worked at Police Headquarters.
So, I won’t hold you up any longer. Get your copy of In the Promised Land while the price is still $2.99.
Tomorrow, June 29th, will be one year since In the Promised Land, Cbook 3 of the Egypt trilogy, made its debut into the world. And in order to to celebrate, I have arranged a countdown deal starting today and going up to Jul. 1. Join me and others who have read and enjoyed this gripping novel by celebrating this important milestone.
Here’s what one reviewer had to say about In the Promised Land:
In the Promised Land is a captivating story of family and forbidden love. A story that captures your attention at the very beginning and holds it until the unexpected ending. In the Promised Land will take you on an emotional roller coaster that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. A story that will stay with you long after reading. I was so drawn in that I finished reading this in one night. In the Promised Land is the perfect beach read. – Truly Trendy
In the Promised Land – Backstory
If you have been reading my blog, you would know that In thePromised Land is based on a true event—a horrible blotch on the history of Trinidad & Tobago that took place when a small Islamic group calling themselves the Jamaat al Muslimeen staged a short-lived coup. They held the government hostage, killed innocent people and caused widespread carnage. Marva, the protagonist, and her family—like the rest of the country—were deeply shaken by this event.
Always the levelheaded one, the rest of the family looked to her to help them make sense of this terrible tragedy, but for the first time in her adult life, Marva felt her faith floundering. It was against this background she came to realize that loving a man and needing his support when unthinkable situations arise did not mean she loved or needed God any less.
In the Promised Land wraps up the Egypt series, which has sexual abuse as its central topic Before I leave you, what is the biggest issue you have about this topic? Do you think enough is being done in today’s society to help victims of sexual abuse? Drop me a line and let me know your thoughts. To learn more about my books and special offers, please sign up for my newsletter.
Danger lurks around every corner for career military man and government, secret operative Nehemiah Bolden. When he continues to have nightmares of an assignment gone wrong, he decides it is time to retire from the military and find another career path. Just one thing stopping him, a ghost from his past.
Nehemiah meets an attractive woman while on vacation and has an overwhelming need to protect her. He soon discovers that meeting her is more than a coincidence. Over the years, he has kept her safe but now their pasts may put their lives in jeopardy again. They need to both trust in a love like no other.
About the Author
Lisa Washington is a Contemporary Christian Fiction author and a serial entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of the Washington Way LLC, which is the umbrella company for Washington Way Publishing, Washington Way Travel, Washington Way Financial and Ms. Lisa Weddings.
Her first novel When You Least Expect It received an African American Literary Show Award for Best Christian Fiction. She has also published More Than You Know, which is the second novel of the Faith Series.
Lisa Washington was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. After serving in the United States Navy, she then went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts from Wayne State University, an MBA from Averett University and an MFA in creative writing from Butler University.
She now resides in Noblesville, Indiana with her family.
“Angel, Keep your eyes
open. The informant said we’d know him
when we see him.”
“Copy that, Civic.”
Darkness filled the room
and smoke seeped from the vents. Someone was trying to make visibility near
impossible. Nehemiah switched to his night vision goggles. He was perched just
inside of the furnace room in the back of the hotel’s ballroom. He counted 22
hostages and four shooters. The smoke was
making it difficult for Nehemiah to keep his eyes on the target.
“Angel, come in.”
“We have a friendly to your 9 o’clock.”
Nehemiah heard her
voice before all hell broke loose and shots rang out.
Nehemiah sat straight up in bed, drenched in a full sweat. Like every other night, the
terrors woke him up at the same moment in the dream. He relived that tragic
event, night after night. Why him? Why
her? He always questioned himself. Nothing could change the past, but the
dreams continued to come.
Like clockwork, he went into the kitchen of his one-bedroom
apartment in Portsmouth, VA and grabbed a beer from the refrigerator. He sat in
front of his television, but never turned
it on. Nehemiah wanted to close his eyes, but every time he did, he saw her
face, her eyes, and her blood.
Draining the contents of the bottle, he went back into his bedroom
and sat on the edge of the bed. Face to palms, he sat there for a few minutes, feeling
“Come back to bed. It’s cold under these sheets,” a soft feminine
Nehemiah needed to stop this philandering he was doing. His actions
went against every principle and every value he was raised with.
“I’ll be right there,” he responded.
What was her name? He couldn’t remember her name or where he met her. Yeah, it was time to change his lifestyle.
From the far-flung reaches of South Africa to the sun-kissed shores of South Carolina, USA, author Muriel Gill takes us on a heart-warming journey of family dynamics, second chances and the power of redemption. Scared Courage begins with Neo, the black South African wife of a wealthy European businessman, discovering that her husband has amassed his wealth through illegal and criminal means.
This discovery so
disturbs Neo she divorces her husband and returns to live with her mother in the
poorer neighborhood in which she grew up. At first, she can only speak to her
children on the phone but later she has them on weekends.
Eventually, Neo plucks
up her courage and tells the police everything she knows about her husband’s
activities. Gregory, Neo’s husband, is not a man to be trifled with. He plots
to kill her, but his daughter is the one who meets with the accident he’d
arranged. Fortunately, the girl survives. With the help of the police, Neo and her
children flee South Africa and build a new life for themselves in the United
The characters in Scared Courage are well developed, but
Neo is a shining example of what every single mother ought to be. Firm, but
loving, gentle and patient, she guides her children into making the transition
from a life of opulence to one of barely getting by.
Although the family faces some challenges adjusting to their new life, I sometimes felt that everything happened too easily for them. I think some descriptive passages, especially of places in Africa, would have made the story come alive to us. Also, the author’s overuse of repetitions tended to draw me out of the narrative at times. But overall, I enjoyed the story and was very touched by the ending.
It’s no secret that we spend more time with our devices than with
our loved ones. And although it provides a solution for family members looking
to reduce their screen time, at its heart The Well-Balanced Family is about
learning to take the newly-available time and channel it toward strengthening
family connections, spending more quality time together, and supporting each
other in developing healthy, productive, and enjoyable lifestyles.
The Well-Balanced Family focuses on four areas: Connectedness,
Open Communication, Fitness, and Organization. Using an evidence-based
approach, author Robert Myers, PhD teaches parents how to encourage
developmental play activities, develop avid readers, instill cooperation and
mutual respect, improve physical fitness, build self-esteem and character, and
reduce struggles over bedtime, chores, and homework. It also provides tips for
helping kids safely make the most of their screen time.
If your family is more interested in their phones and tablets than
in each other, The Well-Balanced Family will teach you everything you need to
reclaim that sense of familial connection and love.
is an easy to read book that has everyday situations described about life, sex,
and love. It is an accumulation of my blogs where thousands of people have
avoided or improved their lives as a result of my over thirty years experience
as a licensed therapist and sex educator. It is meant to be shared and enjoyed
Other Books in the Woozie Wisdom Series
Woozie Wisdom Publisher:
is a lively, fun, down to earth book with helpful ways to look at life, sex,
and love. It offers practical applications to make life fulfilled and joyful.
While there is no all-knowing guru, my over forty years of experience as a
relationship counselor and sex educator provides some answers for problems as
well as how to avoid them.
Wisdom won a national first runner up award from Eric Hoffer.
for Woozie Wisdom:
Lynn Hubschman has constructed a book that gives grandmotherly advice to those
that might have missed out on important life tips. In earlier chapters she
talks about common sense tips as they relate to living a happy healthy and
vibrant life.” —Pacific Book Review
this book and then empower yourself to make any necessary changes. Hubschman
advises but she says it more indirectly and comically when she says, ‘So listen
to what you say and how you say it. Listen to what the people around you talk
about. If you want to throw up…. move on.’ The breadth of the book’s content
is unparalleled.” —The US Review of Books
Hubschman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and also its’ School
of Social Work.She has been a marriage counselor and family therapist over
thirty years. Has been Director of Family Life Education for Jewish Family
Service and then Director of Social Work at America’s oldest hospital;
Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Has always had a private practice and
appeared on major TV talk shows. She has written three other books including
‘Transsexuals. Life From Both Sides.’
In the Promised Land, book 3 of the Egypt trilogy went on a virtual tour with RABT tours over the last two weeks. The book was featured on a number of websites, and two readers posted reviews.
Here’s what one of them had to say:
This is a third in a series and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each and every one of the characters Angela Joseph brought to the books.
Joseph’s novels will have readers captivated by her characters. The characters are real and very well developed, they make it easy for you as the reader to be drawn into. This is not just true for this installment, it’s the same for all of her writings.
There was something wonderful about how simple it was. I didn’t have to overthink things. There was plenty of comic relief in it to lighten any of the deeper moments.
I’m glad I was lucky enough to spend some time with these characters over the last 3 books. – Texas Book Nook
Here’s what another reader had to say:
In the Promised Land is a captivating story of family and forbidden love. A story that captures your attention at the very beginning and holds it until the unexpected ending. In the Promised Land will take you on an emotional roller coaster that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. A story that will stay with you long after reading. I was so drawn in that I finished reading this in one night. In the Promised Land is the perfect beach read. **I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.** – Truly Trendy
After reading those reviews, I suppose you won’t need any further encouragement to see if what those reviewers said is true. You can purchase a copy now at the discounted price of $1.99 or read it for free on Kindle Unlimited.
As Rachel Williams, a renowned television journalist, covers the signing of a historical peace accord in Jerusalem, a terrorist strike levels several of the Holy Land’s most ancient, sacred sites – sites important to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike. As international tensions rise due to the incident, Rachel finds a long-forgotten email she received months earlier foretelling these events. An email she dismissed because it came from a man whom she considered a religious nut. When Rachel locates the sender, he gives her a Bible containing handwritten notes deciphering the Book of Revelation. After another terrorist attack occurs – one written about in the man’s notes – Rachel embarks on an adventure of spiritual discovery that leads to unraveling the greatest mystery of all time: The rise of the Antichrist and the return of Jesus to Earth! And where she, an agnostic, plays a significant role in the Biblical End Times and the Battle of Armageddon.
About the Authors
Jack Snyder is a prolific award-winning screenwriter with eight produced screenplays under his belt, three of which he directed. His films have been distributed by major studios and have shown theatrically and aired on major cable networks. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – the Oscar folks – requested a copy of one of his screenplays for its Core Collection, to be used for research and study purposes by producers, academics, and students. In his free time, Jack likes to hang out with his family and their two Chihuahuas on Zuma Beach in Malibu.
SYED NADIM RIZVI
Syed Nadim Rizvi is a writer and community-leader who is best known for his great communication skills. He’s multilingual in English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi languages. And is an excellent orator within the Muslim community. Nadim is concerned with the current tensions and misunderstandings amongst the followers of the Abrahamic traditions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). It is for this reason he has studied the Holy Quran thoroughly with English and Urdu translation. He wanted to investigate for himself the true meaning of the Holy Scripture and not be influenced by others, particularly those who negatively distort the image of Islam. He has devoted his life towards promoting peace and harmony in the world.
Pamela Cosel is a freelance writer, editor and former journalist whose overall career path has been in communication. She was first published in newspapers in 1980 and later in print and online magazines. She has worked as a digital content editor/managing editor in television news for two TV stations: KXRM in Colorado Springs, CO, and KXAN in Austin, TX. While at KXRM, she was an online blogger for the news station at the Democratic National Convention the year Barack Obama secured the presidential nomination.
Audacious lady rancher confronts Beverly Hills tycoon.
Kate Clark was content with life on her Montana ranch, until she met billionaire developer, Jarrett Sinclair; a meeting that changed both their lives forever. Overwhelmed by her beauty, Sinclair lavished Kate with affection. During which, she got wind an anonymous developer was scheming to break up her ranch for a colossal resort he sought to build. Sinclair kept his identity as the developer secret as he quietly coped with the ravages of CTE, a football related brain injury. As his health deteriorated, Kate cared for her friend only to discover he owned the development company bent on destroying her life.
On learning that, she struggled to comfort the man she loved but despised for being the developer. In the end Kate kept her ranch but at an incredible cost.
Gorgeous lady rancher with a figure that turned men’s heads was committed to restoring her family ranch to the largest in Montana, is confronted by a Beverly Hills developer out to breakup her land for his own personal gain.
A scintillating, fast-paced, confrontation between a fifth-generation rancher, and a dashing, charismatic rogue, out to get whatever he wants. Kate Clark was content with life on her Montana ranch, until she met billionaire playboy Jarrett Sinclair, a meeting that forever changed her life. Following in her father’s footsteps, Kate wrangled cattle, bulldogged steers, and broke horses with the best of men. She had her life neatly laid out. She was going to marry her neighbor and acquire the remaining properties she needed to restore the family ranch to the largest in the state. Everything was going as planned until Sinclair received pictures of her swimming naked in a mountain lake.
Overwhelmed by her beauty, Sinclair went after her with a passion. He lavished her with affection. Her life could not have been more exciting. At the same time, she got wind that an anonymous developer was scheming to break up her ranch for a colossal resort they sought to build. In her fight to save her ranch, Kate was forced to take on roles she never wanted while dealing with Sinclair’s amorous advances and deteriorating health. Sinclair kept his identity as the developer secret as he quietly struggled with the ravages of CTE, the life-threatening football- related brain injury. While caring for Sinclair, Kate suddenly learned he owned the company bent on destroying her ranch. On discovering that, she was torn between abhorring him as the developer and comforting the gravely ill man she hopelessly loved.
About the Author
J Saltwick’s mastery of real life scintillating adult drama shines in Brazen Desires – Desperate Hours. Writing from the heart, Saltwick draws on a wealth of education and personal life experiences to build an exciting story. Saltwick blends those strengths with a unique creativity to portray how a sheltered, though strong willed woman can compete with men on their level, and win. Saltwick’s principle character, Kate Clark, comes across as a real woman with the fortitude to take charge of today’s daunting challenges. Kate’s inner cowgirl roots, reinforced by her male upbringing, gives her the strength to face down the billionaire developer, Jason Sinclair. Intent on breaking up Kate’s ranch for a colossal resort he plans to build Sinclair doesn’t care who he hurts. Unwilling to let go of her dream of returning her family ranch to being the largest in Montana, Kate takes on Sinclair and his male ego with surprising results.
My debut novel and the first book of the Egypt series, Coming Out of Egypt, is a timely tale. Although set in the 1980s, the subject matter is one that never goes away. In fact, it seems to be more relevant today than ever. This is why I am running a special promotion on Book Cave for the whole of this month to mark Sexual Awareness month. You can now get a copy of this gripping novel for just .99c.
As you can see from the graphic above, the statistics are alarming. Many sexual abuse victims are either afraid or ashamed to tell anyone about their experience, especially when the perpetrator is someone known to the victim. Coming Out of Egypt shows the effects that sexual abuse can have on the lives of the victims and gives hope to the readers that life does not end because of sexual abuse.