Thank you

Thank you to my fabulous readers and reviewers. I am truly grateful for the time taken to read my books and post reviews and ratings. I’m also thankful for the book sales.

Stay blessed 🙂

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#poetry #inspired by #mayaangelou

Solitary Strength by Sheritha Singh

Picture this world from outer space,
A mix of genders and every race.
Some are wonderful and happy,
Others are sour and snappy.

We hurt each other with words,
Weapons and rigid outspoken thoughts.
We hurt each other because we want to be better,
And over time these feelings fester.
It’s a terrible cycle of vicious hate,
As we continue to slate
And hate and burn bridges with anger.

Isn’t it time we shut our eyes
And erased the lies?
Isn’t it time we embraced our differences?
Wouldn’t it be good if we chose love over negligence?

I choose to find my solitary strength
Because not even the president has friends.
Change begins with one.
I’m not afraid to stand alone.
My solitary strength is my guiding light
Through mny journey of life.

#inspired #mayaangelou #poetry

Poetry #inspired #MayaAngelou

I’ve rediscovered the joys of writing poetry.

Wings – Sheritha Singh

I’m too close to the shadows on the ground,
Too far from the light and the beauty it surrounds.
I’m too stubborn to heed advice,
Too proud to break the ice.
Inside I’m bitter and broken
Because of harsh words spoken.

My shoulders are heavy,
My breathing weary.
It’s time I broke free
And chose to see
The world around me,
The land and sea.

It’s time to stand up straight.
It’s never too late
To raise my hands up high
To try to fly
To try to fly.
Fly with my heart,
Fly with my soul.
Feel the wind in my hair
And sunlight on my skin.
Taste the clouds if you dare.

It’s impossible not to fly
When I was born with wings.
Wings are not fancy things.
They’re fashioned from my spirit
And live inside me
Waiting to unfurl
And take on the world.

#poetry #wings #backtobasics

Work Place Jealousy and Idiots

I’ve been exposed to jealousy again. It’s amazing how weaker males are always intimidated by me. Strong men understand an educated woman is an equal not a threat. Weaker males – I use the word male because a real man does not discriminate – are anxious about out shone by a woman. Pity. They masquerade as males because of biological features such as male genitals but they react to me like little girls. Its difficult to work with petty idiots. Sigh. But someone has to do it.

The idiocy extends to snooping through my work and then sharing with another weak male. I’m confident of my ability to excel at my job. Since weaker males don’t have the balls to confront me to my face and resort to snooping through my work and internet stalking I have posted this blog. I know they will read this because they have nothing better to do. They are so intimidated and threatened by me they have to resort to stalking me – celebrity style.

It’s also no surprise students have begun complaining about these weaker males. They’ve inflated their educational qualifications to build face with students when in reality they are at the bottom of the corporate chain.

Now all I have to do is sit back and watch the fun as karma bitch slaps these reject specimen.

Heroine Must Haves

I’m busy working on a New Adult Paranormal manuscript and a thought crossed my mind – what can a book heroine not leave home without.

Here’s my unofficial list:
A hidden paranormal gift.
A super hunky boyfriend.
An uber sexy, delicious bad boy not afraid of anyone or anything.
Lip gloss. Every girl needs lip gloss.
A mobile phone – who knows. She could get one lifeline.
Decent shoes.
Breath mints.
A map. Heroines are directionally impaired at times.
A spare set of clothes and,
A trendy bag to hold her survival kit.

I’d love to see your lists.

Tc

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Cherish Contest

Please check out Cherish on Goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19081188-cherish
#‎YA #‎Paranormal coming soon from Breathless Press

Please check out my latest blog posts. https://shersinghzn.wordpress.com/

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Mark Cherish as want to read on GR. Like my author page and stand in line to win swag.

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Beast Next Door Excerpt

And for those of you eager to get a glimpse of my WIP Beast Next Door, this is especially for you:

“She calls that a song. I have no idea what her name is but the girl next door is either delusional or really optimistic to think those lyrics will get her anywhere. Then there’s her voice. I’ve been tempted to introduce myself twice in the week since we’ve moved to Salt Rock but I couldn’t bring myself to shatter her hope. The girl next door isn’t cut out for singing…”

Please comment if you enjoyed.

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Moving In Progress

Hi Everyone 🙂

I’m working on a full length Moving In book and thought I’d share a brief excerpt:

“He chews thoughtfully before he looks me straight in the eyes and says, “You should get changed.”

I thank God silently. He asked me change. Alison can’t exactly hold that against me now, can she?”

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Moving In Stats

Thank you to everyone who downloaded and recommended my first New Adult novella, Moving In. To date 778 readers worldwide have downloaded my self published novella. I received two four star reviews. I’m happy because for an unknown writer writing in a relatively new genre those are good figures. Moving In is book one in the Moving series. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who’s supported my writing and believed in me.

I will work on the second instalment of the Moving Series which will be released with Beast Next door especially for Avid Reader, who posted my very first review. Ever.

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Guest Poet: KD ROSE

Blog Post
Hi Everyone,

I am featuring a poet and dear friend of mine on my blog today. Please welcome KD Rose. 

  
With a distinctive voice, K.D. Rose illuminates and embraces the songs of our lives. Revelatory and urgent, her poetry combines fearless beauty with the strangeness of an other, watching and bearing witness to the exquisite and heartbreaking world while embroiled in the intensity and passion of life’s dynamics. In turns ethereal, haunting, and brazen, Dream Poem invites the reader to the trance of what it means to be living today. For the first time K.D. Rose’s literary published poetry and hidden gems are gathered together in this bold collection. Includes a bonus section with The Essay “I Have No Voice and I Must Write”, and the short story “The Empath”! 

 

 

About the author:

  

 K. D. Rose is a poet, essayist, and author. K.D. was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry for “There are Species of Stars Yet to be Seen.” K. D.’s book, Inside Sorrow, won Readers Favorite Silver Medal for Poetry. She has written books in multiple genres. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have been published in Word Riot, Chicago Literati, Poetry Breakfast, BlazeVOX Journal, Ink in Thirds, Northern Virginia Review, The Nuclear Impact Anthology, Stray Branch Magazine, Literary Orphans, Maintenant Contemporary Dada Magazine, Lunch Ticket Arts and Literary Magazine, The 2016 Paragram Press Anthology, Eastern Iowa Review, Bop Dead City, Santa Fe Literary Magazine, Hermes Poetry Magazine, Slipstream, Wild Women’s Medicine Circle Journal and The Offbeat Literary Magazine.
And here’s a taste of KD’s poetry…
X

I saw the best minds of my generation

starved into servitude, strides for recognition

unheard by ears listening to another word,

forthright regals regaling unwittingly

about pond scum to bigger fish.

 

They moved with surety once but

never again, with age, their pages lost,

their songs unsung except to one another,

temple to temple all night long, cost

again by Burning Man and outre suave

signs o’ the times and Y2K like

the best minds produced exiles in rivers

damned by those who bar the crossings.

 

I saw the best women of my generation

struggle to become both woman and man,

fight against one another with tea cups and

soirees against reason for reasonable lives

and Jumbotron kisses raising daughters

who dare to bare in instagrammatic spheres.

 

They lost to no lunches and fast food,

diets and airbrushed mini malls, pork

size poker faces every day in halls

built for man-sized business balls.

Still in the fight that has become

meatballs at home only, lonely

to make ends meet with the hubby,

in hijacked housing ballooning

daily.

Guest Poet: KD 🌹

Hi Everyone,

I am featuring a poet and dear friend of mine on my blog today. Please welcome KD Rose.

With a distinctive voice, K.D. Rose illuminates and embraces the songs of our lives. Revelatory and urgent, her poetry combines fearless beauty with the strangeness of an other, watching and bearing witness to the exquisite and heartbreaking world while embroiled in the intensity and passion of life’s dynamics. In turns ethereal, haunting, and brazen, Dream Poem invites the reader to the trance of what it means to be living today. For the first time K.D. Rose’s literary published poetry and hidden gems are gathered together in this bold collection. Includes a bonus section with The Essay “I Have No Voice and I Must Write”, and the short story “The Empath”!
About the author:

K. D. Rose is a poet, essayist, and author. K.D. was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry for “There are Species of Stars Yet to be Seen.” K. D.’s book, Inside Sorrow, won Readers Favorite Silver Medal for Poetry. She has written books in multiple genres. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have been published in Word Riot, Chicago Literati, Poetry Breakfast, BlazeVOX Journal, Ink in Thirds, Northern Virginia Review, The Nuclear Impact Anthology, Stray Branch Magazine, Literary Orphans, Maintenant Contemporary Dada Magazine, Lunch Ticket Arts and Literary Magazine, The 2016 Paragram Press Anthology, Eastern Iowa Review, Bop Dead City, Santa Fe Literary Magazine, Hermes Poetry Magazine, Slipstream, Wild Women’s Medicine Circle Journal and The Offbeat Literary Magazine.

 

And here’s a taste of KD’s poetry…

X
I saw the best minds of my generation
starved into servitude, strides for recognition
unheard by ears listening to another word,
forthright regals regaling unwittingly
about pond scum to bigger fish.

They moved with surety once but
never again, with age, their pages lost,
their songs unsung except to one another,
temple to temple all night long, cost
again by Burning Man and outre suave
signs o’ the times and Y2K like
the best minds produced exiles in rivers
damned by those who bar the crossings.

I saw the best women of my generation
struggle to become both woman and man,
fight against one another with tea cups and
soirees against reason for reasonable lives
and Jumbotron kisses raising daughters
who dare to bare in instagrammatic spheres.

They lost to no lunches and fast food,
diets and airbrushed mini malls, pork
size poker faces every day in halls
built for man-sized business balls.
Still in the fight that has become
meatballs at home only, lonely
to make ends meet with the hubby,
in hijacked housing ballooning
daily.

Beating Endometriosis 

I am blessed with good health in 2017 and going forward. 
This after almost being butchered by my gynecologist last year. Almost every solution to pain or discomfort is a procedure. Whether it’s a laparoscopy, incision, surgery . . . Whatever they want to call it. Some medical specialists would rather fill a patient with doubt than look at the root cause of the symptoms. 
I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2012. The diagnosis was based on scans and ultrasounds that were inconclusive. This should have been my first warning sign. 
I recall walking out of the hospital on the day of my laparoscopy vowing to never return. A chance visit to a local health shop on the North Coast, here in KZN, lead to me seeing a homeopath who specialized in women reproductive and fertility problems (not that I was trying to fall pregnant). I took a months course of homeopathic medication and although I wasn’t cured, I learned to have faith in my body and listened to its signs and symptoms. The culprit of the severe period pains and cramps wasn’t endometriosis, it was a diet rich in processed soya. 
I have eliminated soya, processed meat and a range or preservatives from my diet and I although I still have mild period cramps — there is no need for painkillers. Unless the pain is annoying me. I’ve added yoga and light exercise to lifestyle as well and practice breathing exercises as well. The only thing I haven’t really given up is carbohydrates. I have a weak, sensitive digestive system and low GI white bread really helps. 
Had it not been for Endo support groups on Facebook and other social media platforms, I wouldn’t have had the courage to listen to my body and find a solution. 

Blog Tour: Runaway Principessa by Sun Chara


Hi Everyone,

Romance author Sun Chara is back with a sizzling

Tug-a-war between the sexes! ❤️❤️❤️
Infamous Italian neurosurgeon, Peter Medeci, has a score to settle with his estranged wife: her reckless bid for independence has nearly destroyed his medical career.

Ellie, desperate to reassert herself as more than his bedroom playmate, flees the ‘fairytale’ for a gig in a Hollywood club until Peter comes looking for her. For her freedom, Ellie must spend the next three weeks being the ‘good doctor’s wife’ in public…and his mistres s in private!

❤️❤️❤️

You can buy the book here:

Purchase Links
http://amzn.to/2pFGz1X UK

http://amzn.to/2rbKnIU US 

https://hyperurl.co/1nixom 

Amazon worldwide & all e-retailers

 *Available also in paperback

❤️❤️❤️

And here’s something more about the lead characters. 
Top Five Things about Peter / Top Five Things about Ellie  
Peter

1. He’s a hot & sexy Italian so in love with Ellie, but he doesn’t realize it until it’s almost too late, and he might lose her.

2. He’s an alpha male and driven to succeed, possibly even at the cost of his marriage to Ellie because of his poverty stricken past. He never wants to do poor again, not even for Ellie.

3. He is tough and ruthless but he has a soft spot in his heart for Ellie, and his pet dog, King.

4. He built his wealth not so much for himself, but to take care of his family and others in need. So when Ellie spurns his riches, he’s thrown for a spin, until he realizes all she wants is him.

5. Peter is honorable, has integrity and champions the less fortunate…but as admirable as that is, he almost missed Ellie’s desire for fulfillment outside the bedroom…she wants to be more to him than a bedroom playmate.

 

Ellie

1. Ellie is beautiful, sassy but a bit naïve in the ways of the world…and her reckless bid for independence could ultimately destroy Peter, her one true love.

2. After five years of living as the ‘good doctor’s wife’ to help Peter reach the pinnacle of his medical career, Ellie feels lost and is a shell of herself. In a gutsy but rash move to ‘find herself’, to rattle Peter, and perhaps save their marriage, she flees the ‘castle’.

3. Ellie has selflessly suspended her life first for her parents, then for Peter…but then she rebels and ditches the ‘fairytale’ for a Hollywood nightclub gig to follow her dream of becoming a singer. Little realizing that by glamorizing poor and working for tips, she’s entrapped herself in a life that could be not only Peters downfall, but hers as well. There are those, unbeknown to Ellie that would bring the renegade doc down for political gain, and they’d use any means at their disposal…including Ellie, especially Ellie.

4. Ellie is afraid of dogs because she was bitten by one when she was a child…that Peter now has a pet German Shepherd does not help him with his overtures to save their marriage.

5. Ellie is smart to realize that Peter is indeed her Prince Charming, and it is the very thing she’d been fighting him for that ultimately saves more than their marriage.

❤️❤️❤️

 About the author

Sun Chara, a multi-published, JABBIC winner for Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella , writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary romance, high adventure historical romance, and any genre that knocks at her imagination. Globetrotting for lore while keeping tabs on Hollywood leads, she loves the challenge of creating stories for book and screen. Designer Frappuccinos with whipping cream/sprinkles on top make everyday a celebration! Find out more at: https://facebook.com/suncharaauthorpage or https://www.twitter.com/sunchara3

Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid

I tried out the body shop’s matte lip liquid in magnolia and I love it. It’s long lasting, suits my complexion and has a pleasant after taste. Check out my picture. Also, the staff at the a ballito Lifestyle store were awesome, patient and helped me pick out the perfect shade for my complexion.  At around R85,95, the price is money friendly. 

Phenomenal Women Workshops Now In Ballito

Local psychologist, Dr. Anne Govender is on a mission to help women become the best version of themselves by designing a series of workshops to help women overcome obstacles and unleash their talents.
The workshops kick off in Ballito this February, the month of love. Details are below.
 ZEN YEN CONSULTING INC.

Reg. No: 201/009305/21

HELPING YOU TO BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF

 

PRESENTS A WORKSHOP FOR

 

PHENOMENAL WOMEN

 

Join us for a day of self-discovery and learning as you:

• Unleash the power within,

• Learn to understand who you are,

• Discover your inner strengths,

• Achieve your life’s purpose,

• Learn to love the Image in the mirror.

 

Venue: The Boathouse, Ballito

Date: To be announced

Time: 09:00 – 13:00

Cost: R500 p.p.

 

The workshops will be presented by psychologist Dr. Anne Govender. 
Workshops can be hosted in your area provided there are a minimum of fifteen delegates 💖🙏

Please comment below if you are interested 💖🙏I 
please share with all the women you know 🙏💖