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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blog Tour Feature: Dreams That Won't Let Go by Stacy Hawkins Adams

About the Book

Indigo Burns is excited. Her wedding preparations to the man of her dreams are underway, her photography career is a success, and her family seems to be doing better than ever—all except her brother Reuben, who nobody has seen in years. But that’s about to change.
When Reuben decides to move back home to Jubilant, Texas, he hopes to find healing with his sisters. But Indigo isn’t so sure their relationship can be mended. And when younger sister Yasmin makes a life-altering choice, it seems like only a miracle can put the Burns family back together.
Will these siblings – and the rest of their family - ever be able to love unconditionally and release each other to live their dreams?

Dreams That Won’t Let Go by Stacy Hawkins Adams

Reviewed by Tavares S. Carney

Amazon Rating: 4

Hold On Just A Little While Longer
This novel, Dreams That Won’t Let Go by Stacy Hawkins Adams, is the final offering from Ms. Adams’ Jubilant Soul trilogy. While this book does stand alone, it is with great pleasure that I am happy to have read installment one, The Someday List. Interestingly enough, without having read installment two of the series, Worth A Thousand Words, I was able to pick right back up with the ongoings of the Burns family. In Dreams That Won’t Let Go, the Burns clan grapples with issues that each has been holding within. Grateful to the grandparents who raised them, the three Burns children, Reuben, Indigo and Yasmin, can not help but to wonder if somehow their dreams have been deferred.
As Reuben, Indigo and Yasmin face their fears, they hope to one day realize their dreams, and to have the kind of family they each long for. After a more recent upheaval, and with the aid of the supporting characters, Peyton, Reuben’s wife, and Max, Indigo’s fiancee', as well as Pastor Taylor, the Burns family struggles to overcome pain and hurt that has festered for years.
I enjoyed reading this selection. The characters are well-developed, and believable. I recommend this selection to parents afraid to let go and let God and any reader that enjoys inspirational selections.

Reviewed by Tavares S. Carney
*Book provided by Baker Publishing

About the Author

Stacy Hawkins Adams is a nationally-published, award-winning author and speaker. Her contemporary women’s fiction novels are filled with social themes and spiritual quests that take readers on journeys into their own souls.
She holds a degree in journalism and served as a newspaper reporter for more than a decade before turning her full attention to penning books, speaking professionally and writing freelance articles.
Stacy lives in a suburb of Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two young children. Visit Stacy online at

Dreams That Won’t Let Go GIVEAWAY!

WIN a set of signed books from the Jubilant Soul Series AND a free one-hour session with Helena Nyman, an executive coach.
Answer the following question in the comment section to be eligible for the giveaway.
What dreams are simmering in your heart and waiting to be birthed?
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Celebrate Black History Month w/ A Good Children's Book!


Just Call Me Joe Joe by Jean Alicia Elster

Amazon Rating: 5

Just Call Me Joe Joe by Jean Alicia Elster is a very quick, informative and entertaining read. The first of a 3-book series, this title is the story of Joe Joe, an African-American boy who loves to read. In this particular selection, Joe Joe is introduced to the world of the Negro Baseball League. While this book is informative from a historical perspective, the storyline also affords children lessons about hygiene, materialism, and meeting adversity.

Just Call Me Joe Joe is also illustrated very well. The pictures are very helpful for ELL students. I highly recommend this selection for a Black History children’s selection, or just to add to any school or library bookshelf.

Review by Tavares S. Carney


Micah 6:8 Books, LLC is proud to announce the production of our first anthology, Home Again. We’d love for you to share in this inaugural event. We are seeking powerful and creative stories from seasoned and aspiring authors, demonstrating the power of love restoring broken relationships.

For this project, relationship is not limited to male/female romance and home is not limited to a physical building. In addition to romance, we’re looking for stories in which the parent/child relationship is mended, sibling rivalries are dissolved, and friendships are restored.

Submission Guidelines

Stories must be between 6,000 – 7,000 words (this includes your bio). The genre for Home Again is Christian fiction. Characters need not to be devout Christians, but must use their faith to resolve issues and difficulties. Stories with profanity, explicit sex scenes or sexual innuendos are not permitted. Story must be typed, double-spaced with a 12-pt. Times New Roman font. The author’s name, story title, page number and e-mail address should be in the header of each page.

Send story as an attachment via e-mail with the subject: Home Again, to All entries must be received by March 31, 2010. Authors will be notified of inclusion via e-mail no later than April 15, 2010. Home Again is scheduled for release November 2010; just in time for the holiday season.

The cost for submission is FREE. Upon receiving notification of inclusion, each participating author will be required to pay a $100 administrative fee. Included in this minimal charge is the cost of copyediting, 250 promotional post cards, a blog tour and 3-complimentary copies of Home Again. Participating authors may purchase books (in increments of 10) at 50% below retail, plus shipping and handling.

Home Again will be distributed nationally through Baker & Taylor and Ingram and made available on major Internet retail sites. Micah 6:8 Books will market to major booksellers and independent bookstores around the country.

Happy Writing,

Wanda B. Campbell

Micah 6:8 Books, LLC, Founder/CEO

SIDENOTE:      Please be sure to let Ms. Campbell know you were referred by Tavares of Echelon Entertainment . . . Thank You.