Monday, December 26, 2011

God is in the Equation Winner: A'ndrea Wilson


Dr. A'ndrea Wilson is the winner on "The Certain Ones" Christmas Smorgasbord Radio of "God is in the Equation" eBook!

Still seeking winners until 12/31/11. Send email to us with your full name, and answer this question: How is God in your Equation? Best answers will be posted on our BLOG so check spelling and grammatical errors before sending to us. We also will request a photo (optional) to post with your answer if you win. Not necessary but would love to see our winners!

Last chance will be on WVOD in 2012, January on Soar 4 Your Encore on a new Gospel/Christian Network, LIVE Internet Radio (no calls, no archives) on Thursdays 10pm until Midnight (12 AM) at www.voandradio.org and Morning Jumpstart with Apostle/Prophet Paul Greenleaf.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Putting Christ back into Christmas: The Day Begins with Christ


Join us Fridays December 2 until January 13 (7 weeks) on Dream Your Midnight Hour at 11 pm Eastern/ 10 pm Central. 724-444-7444 call ID: 91725# pincode: 1#. Online: www.talkshoe.com/tc/91725

When Rain Falls by Tyora Moody

When Rain FallsWhen Rain Falls by Tyora Moody

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


When Rain Falls draws you in with the prologue, so bold, fierce and suspenseful bit to chew. You are left wondering who is the 12 year old girl and why she's in the cop car crying out to her Mama.



Candace Johnson is a widow. Detective Frank Johnson was her protector and hero even when she still feared her childhood bogeyman. The man on the chase of a sudden murder and may be connected to her husband's two-year ago death, Detective Darnell Jackson divorced, dog owner, and loves his job but hates the stress of the job itself. Detective Steven Brunson, former partner of Frank Johnson, hardly works on the case with Det. Jackson. He's a hardball that seems like a know-it-all.



The story denotes that the recent murder of a prominent defense lawyer, Pamela Coleman, (daughter of Judge Bill Coleman--well-known judge with prestige in the community) is a crime of passion. Still waiting to see how the loose ends tie together and connect the dots. I have some primary suspects on my list aside from what is justified in the novel. I still love to see how this crime of passion plays out also the prologue.



Dream moment in the book on page 204, where it discussed that Candace accepted Christ at an early age of life but her faith was shaky at times yet she retained and remained at the very foundation of her salvation. We are saved by faith through the grace of God, and we all tumble and stumble in our walk as believers based on the hardships, grief, and other distractions that come in our way to get us off-course but we do not have to stay there!



Tyora Moody is a blessed talent who spurred a Christian Romance Suspense novel and now has a devoted fan to read/review the Victory Gospel Series. Her writing style is superb, splendid, and takes the reader on a spectacular journey to see what is unleashed.



*I received an advanced readers copy from the author for book review (October 2011).



Adrienna Turner, author of "God is in the Equation" and "The Day Begins with Christ"

www.adriennaturner.webs.com

*If I could give a 10, I would!



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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Desire at Will Winner!


My desire for my life is to be a better mother, sister, and future wife. To believe in what I have inside of me and trust in it. I desire so much for my children to be proud of the woman they see that I have grown into. I want them to be proud of my accomplishments and the fact that I never gave up. I know that with God on my side and as my strength, I will be able to be someone they want to emulate. God has instilled many gifts inside me and with His blessing; I will be able to provide a future for my family long after I'm gone. I don't want them to struggle the way I did and my mother did.

To achieve this, I know by having a closer relationship with my Lord must take place. He is the only one that can heal the scars and the storms in my life. To be a role model to those around me, and be able to show them that your past doesn't have to determine your future. You can start in the mud but crawl out and be washed clean and stand in the light.

--Kiexiza Rodriquez, author of Beautiful, co-host for TonyNKie Show, and reviewer for DSE

She won the eBook of "Desire at Will" and you can get a copy at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/50038

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Blood Done Signed My Name by M. Ann Ricks, Dream 4 More Reviews: Sweet Dreams. See our review: www.dreammorefirm.blogspot.com

The Blood Done Signed my Name by M. Ann Ricks

Title : The Blood Done Signed my Name
Author: M. Ann Ricks
Publisher: May House Press & Publications, LLC
Release date (or anticipated release): 10/2011
ISBN 10:0-615-45273-6
ISBN 13: 978-0-615-45273-9
ASIN (if applicable):
Ebook ISBN:
Specs: paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 220 pages
Website (optional): www.mannricks.net
Category:

Review Summary:

The story starts in 1918 while Sergeant Tanner is in battle (World War I), and later in the current day meets the main character Honey Lamb. Honey doesn’t know God but has been in a church service and wonders what the excitement is all about—salvation. Honey’s mother allows her daughter to be with her male friends because they have money. (Personal note): I shook my head, wondering what mother does this to their daughter (or child at all), unless she is on drugs. However, the mother admits she is not a woman or a mother which I call a ‘monster’ and only to meet her own selfish needs—greed (money). Then, Honey feels it is a conspiracy that all her contacts are coming to Jesus—getting saved, could God be seeking her soul too? The ending of the story is the most powerful portion of the novel: Jesus is the vine, you are the branches. We also have to know our heredity and genealogy cause you to miss what He has for you—we cannot deny the blood that flows through our veins, nor the bloodline we come from, but with Jesus’ BLOOD we are healed, delivered, and sanctified (or saved).

Dream Moment(s): “We loved each other completely…revealed the internal war that was waging because of that love (page 40).” We all battle an internal war within ourselves, and some are not open to love based on our past memories of how love was administered or practiced. Moreover, we have to give ourselves away and surrender to love, and be willing to love wholeheartedly—God is love. Besides the emotional drama, spiritual roller coaster for Honey Lamb, there is also comic relief and crossing my fingers for a fulfilling ending.

Dream Disaster (Nightmare(s)): Early readings, the writer keeps you intrigued except I felt I was going in circles and waiting for the story to reveal itself; guess Honey Lamb is also going in circles with her personal and emotional issues.

Dream 4 More (Keep us Dreaming or Begging for more): Reliving the romantic reunion, or even past memories of love but Honey allowed the relationship to go numb because of her past love experiences with her mother, difficult to love her husband Mason. Therefore, Mason mentioned that he may be unable to “forgive and forget” and I truly believe if we forgive—we can forget. In other words, God forgives our sins and doesn’t remember it (gone forever); therefore, He can only forgive us if we forgive those who have trespass us. So, if we forgive, we should not prolong, hold on to it, or keep mentioning the things we have forgiven. We also need to break generational curses such as hurt, betrayal, violence, and abuse to name a few. We do not realize our actions can mess up our future generation or legacy because of your mishaps, carry the sins into our relationships (even children and their children), and need to break the cycle by the BLOOD of Jesus Christ (please see p. 168).

Dream 4 More Reviews has received “The Blood Done Signed My Name” by the author for a book review.

Dream 4 More Reviews,
Adrienna Turner
Sweet Dreams (We Loved It)!
www.dream4more.webs.com

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Adrienna Turner Show-3 Year Party

We had our last show on Dream4More Radio and announced radio winners on October 30, 2011. We made it two years but was our dream farewell party for Internet Talk Radio.

Now, we will be doing a three year party and GET IN FOR THE WIN...Join us on November 10, 2011, Thursday at 10 p.m. Central Time/11 p.m. Eastern (new day and time). 347-308-8612. www.blogtalkradio.com/AdriennaTurnerShow

Temptations of Love by Amore

The Temptation of Love: A Novel by AmoreThe Temptation of Love: A Novel by Amore by 5ive Star Publications

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Title : Temptation of Love

Author: Amore

Publisher: 5ivestar Publications

Release date (or anticipated release): 2/2011

ISBN: 9780982263839

ASIN (if applicable):

Ebook ISBN:098226383x

Specs: 180 pages; 6x9 standard paperback

Website (optional): www.amoretheauthor.com

Category: romance fiction



Review Summary:



Alexander Love is an attorney seeking to make partner at a law firm but also noted for his stellar performance in the courtroom, winning cases. He is a lover’s man besides a reserved and daring man but serious dating is not on his list until he meets Ami’s best friend and roomie, Jada Whitman. Their body language says it all—reaction, relation, romance with a magnetic attraction, connection, and chemistry that is hard to ignore. This rarely happens in early relationships or at all.



Dream Moment(s): “Her head was telling her one thing, her heart another, and her history something completely different (page 51).” For some reason, this line had captivated me into the story and wanted Jada to take me there and share exactly what was on her mind, heart, and past history of which made her feel that her relationships were not healthy and doomed for failure. Amore nibbles us in bit by bit when we read that Jada lost her family by a car accident unplanned to how she doesn’t know how to receive or give love.



Dream Disaster (Nightmare(s)): There was an editor mentioned on the copyright page; however, there were typographical errors that were hard to dismiss (e.g. page 5 Brian and a paragraph later becomes Brain) and easy proofreading errors that could have easily been corrected. There are a few grammatical issues too. Yet, I was able to continue reading and some highlights in the Amore’s writing style.



More importantly, it was hard to lock the reader in the fairytale of love at first site with numerous characters and mention of their careers (which is great to see them accomplish such studious and successful careers) immediately in the first chapter, where the reader easily gets bored or loses track of the actual plot of the story. It was unnecessary and a development editor would have omitted these passages to keep the flow of the story. It was irrelevant and forgets who the main characters are: Alex and Jada including secondary characters. There is a way that they could have been introduced and brief description but would have been best to remove them. However, I did find myself going back to the first chapter when I saw Sean or other cousins introduced to see their careers or role in the story.



Dream 4 More (Keep us Dreaming or Begging for more): To wonder if this sudden romance between Alexander and Jada is going to lead to anything promising, especially since it starts off as a goo-goo eye, premature romance and Alex does what some men do—buy flowers. Waiting for the “It” Factor. Definitely the romance comes alive midway of the novel.



Dream 4 More Reviews,

Adrienna Turner

What a Dream! (We Liked It)

www.dream4more.webs.com



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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cacoethes Scribendi...: Adrienna Turner

Cacoethes Scribendi...: Adrienna Turner:    Adrienna Turner is walking into her calling of ministry as a Prophetess. She has completed the School of Ministry classes with Pastors ...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dream Your Midnight Hour-October is Finances, Relationships, Marriage, and Live Beyond Abuse

We have a speaker on Dream Your Midnight Hour (DYRP), Friday, 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (NY), Teacher/Author Quiniece Sheppard on "A Man is a Producer" and Prophetess/Author Adrienna Turner will share on "Singles Healthy Dating Relationships" from the book, The Day Begins with Christ. Can call 724-444-7444 pincode: 91725# press 1# or listen online at www.talkshoe.com/tc/91725

(Relationships).

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dream 4 More Firm

We are undergoing some transitions: radio, promotion, services, and reviews. We hope to know by end of 2011.

We have removed forums back to blogs.

We accidentally deleted references but if you need it for editing projects, no problem, can send it on paper.

Radio last appearance is October 30th, Dream Challengers be there and those who are on a LIVE show will WIN. Be there...347-989-0702. 6 p.m. EST/ 5 p.m. CST. www.blogtalkradio.com/Dream4MoreRadio

We also have JL Whitehead, Urban Fiction Author to speak on novel, "Bruthas" on October 16th on Dream4More Radio. We are reviewing a potential author, "Where to Now" Rod Rogers for October 23 appearance, keep you posted.

We promoted your dreams, visions, products, ministries, and events but may move to a new level and temporarily close our doors until further notice.

Watch changes on Dream4More Firm

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bruthas by JL Whitehead

Title: Bruthas

Author: JL Whitehead

Publisher: Four Brothers Publication

Release date (or anticipated release): 8/2/2011

ISBN: 9780983801009

ASIN (if applicable):

Ebook ISBN:

Specs: 6x9, 397 pages

Website (optional):

Category: Urban Fiction



Review Summary:

JL Whitehead writes a story not only about brothers, but family relationships and the life journey's they choose and sometimes their choices need to change. Nate has taken the wrong path in comparison to his brothers especially Jai, who works at a law firm, in a relationship with Taylor, and has a son, Joshua. Nate's reality is to make quick cash on the streets, hustling and bustling instead of working a 9 to 5. He desires the finer things in life but not willing to work hard for it. His mother, Thandi at sixty-three wants to best for her three sons and loves the bonding of family and willing to do what it takes to keep them united. Her other son, Ryan, is doted as the gay brother/son that Nate refuses to accept his lifestyle. However, Ryan still believes in God but unable to find a male companion who shares the same interests and able to love on all levels. Tamra is Ryan's closest friend on so many levels, and wants the best for her dear co-worker and friend.



Dream Moment(s): The author emphasizes some valid lessons and points on page 102-105, where some of us don't fit the profile and love doesn't hurt (in reference to character Maya, and Trenace is trying to tell her). We may not fit the profile but something came in our way to change our current status such as background, upbringing, and self-esteem, searching for love in all the wrong places, and not knowing our worth.



Dream Disaster (Nightmare(s)): There are numerous characters to keep up with but the pace isn't slow nor rushed and written so eloquently. The author can be also mindful of the tenses used. There was another thing that caught my attention on page 87 states "2011 Lincoln Navigator" was the new car offered to Nate and on page 199 reads "SUV" and this type of car is considered a truck than a SUV. Some of the typesetting put the words closely knitted together (e.g. diningroom and p.122 are some examples). "Descent" should be "descend" on page 127. These minor errors don't deter you from the overall novel.



Dream 4 More (Keep us Dreaming): This book reads more than just Urban Fiction, also has the element of Suspense and sprinkle of Mystery. The reader is able to see who the murder/killer is but other characters are trying to figure out who it is responsible for these sporadic murders. Whitehead also takes us into the mindset, emotions or feelings of the characters, and sets up the scene nicely in most aspects of the novel. This is not just another Urban-street lit book, it captivates the reader into the dark side of the streets known as the "Block" and the horrid side of a crack head with a gory-like feel to it.



Dream 4 More Reviews received the novel "Bruthas" from the author for a book review.



Dream 4 More Reviews,

Adrienna Turner

Wooed Us Dream!

http://www.dream4more.webs.com



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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cynthia Patterson's Review [Goodreads Self-Published Author Group]

In the introduction, the author explains to women why we are always changing our degree plans, careers, hairstyles, etc. is because we are seeking affirmation and praise. Moreover, we strive for love, security, protection, and assurance. Once a woman finds her divine purpose, this is how she becomes Satan's target and enemy. We are constantly masking our feelings and wearing blinders to how we truly should view things going in our lives. We have to discover them, unleash the possibilities, and dreams God has put inside each and every one of us once we tap into the Source (and others to surrender their lives to Christ, who are not saved). Overall, we will face challenges and consequences, "it will/had happen(ed)" but don't let it stop us from seeking God for solutions.

Biblical passages that stuck with me: "your faith has saved you" (Matthew 9:22); "your faith has healed you" (Mark 5:34). Do we stand on our faith that can save you, heal you, and shows that you believe beyond sight. There are also inspirational quotes per each chapter.

"Your relationship with your earthly father would be used as a blueprint in forming your relationship with God" (page 12). Our fathers need to stand up to the plate be leaders, head of the household, and modeling what a godly husband should look like for his daughters as well as be a person to look up to for his sons. I love this line too, "He is in the salvation business, not the satisfaction business" (page 29). "You are created by design. God does not call only the qualified, He qualifies all those for whom He calls" (page 71).

She shares insightful, well-researched, and questions to arise the reader with some biblical stories/concepts to see how other women were hurt, bleeding, or seeking help from isolation, depression, and other disruptive behaviors that are ungodly. When she shared the story about Tamar, who was violated sexually by her brother Amnon and to keep hidden by her other brother Absalom, as her father and King David never punished his son and renewed her honor. I cannot imagine all those years she was isolated, never married, or bore a heir because of losing her virginity of which was the most disgraceful thing in the Old Testament.

Moreover, we need to follow Naomi's action, decisive faith, where we make the decision to get ourselves together! We receive a word from God and take a step of faith towards our destiny. Step in position and stop allowing things to block the blessings. Shift your focus. Start living a life of expectancy.

Other resourceful books: "Every Woman in the Bible" (I have a copy somewhere); "Discovering God's Purpose for your Life" and other books in the back of the book. Additionally, after each chapter is "Discovery Questions" to reflect on your own issues in relation to the concept delivered in each chapter.

*I hope to someday get this author and minister on my online ministry radio program: DYRP Midnight Hour (http://dreamyourreality.webs.com).

*Received a copy from the author for a book review in the Goodreads Self-Published Authors Group.

Adrienna Turner, author of "God is in the Equation" and award-winning book, "The Day Begins with Christ"
www.AdriennaTurner.webs.com

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Dreams Thrown Away by Dilsa Bailey

Title of book: Dreams Thrown Away
Author’s name: Dilsa Saunders Bailey
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Release date (or anticipated release): 08-14-2009
ISBN: 978-1-4327-4222-5
ASIN (if applicable): None
eBook ISBN: None
Specs: 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback, 404 pages, Ebook and Kindle Edition
Website (optional): www.dilsasaundersbailey.com
Category: Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Expectant Release Date: August 2009
Page count: 404
Size: 6x9 paperback, eBook available too on Nook and Kindle

Review Summary:

Kalina Denise Harris has dreams of meeting a wealthy man who will sweep her off her feet. This seems to be the fantasy-fairytale dream for most single young women. In the opening chapter, “word is our bond” was a valuable lesson taught between father and daughter’s morning talk. Sometimes, we are willing to throw our own dreams and happiness away to please someone else to make them happy. The once happy, perfect home clashes before Kalina’s eyes, and discovers her only friend, Mandy, married and pregnant. She was hoping her only friend would also go to college too. Later, she has nowhere but to her aunt’s house in Philadelphia. This situation didn’t last very long. No longer a country girl with a drawl, has to learn the streets and runs into people who knew her mother and aunt—small world. Her na├»ve upbringing surely changes after two years of being under the household of Jordan living with his six grandsons by his son, Billy.

This debut novel is a splendid read, beautifully written and delicately told with such horrid incidents flash on the pages once an adulterous affair goes berserk leaving the seventeen-year-old Kalina in a hopeless state. Dreams shattered in a tickling of an eye. Moreover, this story had twists and turns and tragic events I was not looking to bump into. The author also wrote a story that wasn’t predictable and hoped for a meaningful ending. I hope this author writes more entertaining and edgy stories because she has a fan!

Lesson: Be careful what you do to others, for you will reap what you sow.

Dream 4 More Reviews received a copy of "Dream Thrown Away" via pdf file (eBook) from the author for a book review.

Dream 4 More Reviews,
Adrienna Turner
Wooed Me Dream!
www.dream4more.webs.com

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Beautiful by Kiexiza Rodriquez

BeautifulBeautiful by Kiexiza KIE Rodriquez

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Genre: Inspirational Romance Mystery.

Publisher: DiamondStar Entertainment

IBSN 13: 978-1-463-65039-1

ISBN 10: 1-463-65039-6

ISBN SmashWords: 978-1-4524-6673-6

LCN: 2011932578

Release Date: July 2011

Page count: 300

Size: 6x9, Paperback



Sometimes women are willing to make sacrifices and even squash their singing career for their husband to fulfill his dreams—this is Shireece and Sean. Tierra is living the glamorous life as it seemed. Tierra Rodriquez occupies her time at charity balls, events, and holds it down in her stilettos in the corporate world—promotion knocks on her door for all her hard work at Baxwell Enterprisez. Wow, who gets a promotion and on top of that, two weeks vacation, with her secretary (Ms. Teri) on vacay too. Executive position suits this classy, sassy, high-class professional, but the only woman in the company. Soon, she runs back into her long-time friend, Aquarian (QU) Speene. He confesses about his loss but also his love for Tierra, which she wondering why now. Cheering this couple on and can’t wait to see where this will transpire—love for hire.



Other valuable lessons taken from this novel:

*add God in your conversations

*long-term friendships between Tierra and Shireece

*male friendships, treated like a brother/sister relationship

*a family that prays together, stays together and unleashes the power of forgiveness and healing



The author has improved on their writing style, yet still proofreading issues such as punctuation, word inconsistency (pay roll should be payroll) to name a few. Overall, as a reviewer and author, I see how this writer has grown, filled in the blanks of the hidden pieces in this new version of the novel, and ready to read the next novel in the series. If you love romance, chick-lit, and contemporary fiction—this is a match for your book reading pleasures.



Dream 4 More Reviews has received the revised version of "Beautiful" via electronic format (ebook) by the author for a book review.



Dream 4 More Reviews,

Adrienna Turner

Dream Rating: Sweet Dreams

www.dream4more.webs.com (Dream4More Reviews)



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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Michelle Lark Pre-Interview--RESCHEDULED

Author Name: Michelle Larks
Book Title: Couples Therapy
Publisher: Kensington/Urban Books


Synopsis or Blurb: Four couples take a leap of faith when they participate in couples’ therapy, a new ministry at Chicago’s Christian Fellowship Church. The couples are grappling with issues that run the gamut from coping with unemployed children who return to the family nest to an unplanned pregnancy, and the trials and tribulations of a newly married interracial teenage couple.
Meesha Morrison, president of The Helping Hands Club, who proposed couples’ therapy to the church's official board, has ulterior motives for wanting the new ministry to succeed. She's desperate to save her own marriage, since her husband's climb up the corporate ladder leaves her feeling like a single parent.
Secrets and lies are exposed, and stereotypes are shattered in this powerful tale that examines the importance of communication and the power of forgiveness.

Book Specs (if available):
Mass Paperback, 408 Pages,
ISBN-10: 1601627882
ISBN-13: 978-1601627889
Kindle


Dream 4 More Blog Section:

What inspired you to write this book?

I wanted to write a relevant book about issues people experience in today’s society.

Share one of your dreams and how are you putting forth effort to make it a reality.

One of my dreams was to write a book, and hoped that people who read it, would get the message I was trying to impart. I continued to write to make my dream a reality.

Tell us 4 things that people would love to know about you (we don’t already know).

I recently finished a college course in Medical Billing and Coding, I had a 4.0 GPA, I am a scholar and I love steppin, a form of dancing.

Name your future plans and how you’re building on that dream.

I will continue to write and hope one day to write a national best-selling book.

Who are you bringing on the dream journey with you, if any?

My family, they have been in my corner since day 1.

Who are you modeling after or use as a living example to keep you accomplishing your writing talent?

I don’t model myself after anyone, I just stay disciplined.

Share in brief your writing process (e.g. time of hour you write, best time of the day or night, setbacks or disappointments, and obstacles to undergo as an author).

I am an early morning person. I will power-up my PC and try to write a chapter a day.

What advice do you have for your readers and/or other authors?

To believe in yourself, work hard, learn the business and never give up on your dream.

(SORRY WE HAVE TO RESCHEDULE HOPEFULLY IN SEPTEMBER, KEEP YOU POSTED). Make sure you hear and ask your questions on the book discussion on Sunday, (NEW DATE SOON) on Dream4More Radio, live shows call 347-989-0702 to discuss her latest book, Couple's Therapy

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Michelle Larks join us on Dream4More Radio

Mark your calendars: we have Michelle Larks for a book discussion interview on Dream4More Radio on August 14, 2011. We'll send updates soon. Get your copy today and readers are welcome to come and ask questions or discuss the best parts of the book with the author live on the line. She will also do a 5 minute reading for us on the line. You don't want to miss this Christian Fiction author.



Listen online: www.blogtalkradio.com/Dream4MoreRadio
Or call: 347-989-0702
Soar 4 Your Encore. Details at www.dream4more.webs.com (Dream 4 More Radio), radio slots are still open for August and beyond.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Unleashing the Spirit, Volume 1

God is working on me to get "Unleashing the Spirit" ready for lessons in August on Dream Yours Midnight Hour. You can follow the lessons with me soon. I'm preparing ebook version copies now that will be sold only through Adrienna Turner Page (www.adriennaturner.webs.com), Dream Your Reality Prophecies (http://dreamyourreality.webs.com/.../), or Dream Store at www.dream4more.webs.com. Or you can send an email to ad-turner@hotmail.com (personal account) or dreamyourrealityprophecies@gmail.com to get your copy soon for $5.99.

If you're not into online ordering, you can mail a payment of $5.00 (avoid Paypal fee of $0.99) to Adrienna Turner, PO BOX 240803, Milwaukee, WI 53224. Volume 1 will be ready by June 30th. Volume 2 shortly after. Volume 3 by August.

When you mail payment, please include a cover letter with your name, email, and number of copies. You can include your phone number to contact you too. We need an email address with payment to send your copy immediately.

Lesson one: Worldliness (August) in Volume 1.

We are not only studying the Bible, but what is going on right now on this earth. God is ready for me to release it and will do it ebook version only at this time.

Lessons given on Dream Yours Midnight Hour (www.talkshoe.com/tc/91725) or call 724-444-7444 pincode: 91725# press 1#. Fridays.

(It already has the moment of reflection testimonies and journal included in the volumes).

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Reviews: Rahiem Brooks' Con Test:Double Life. Geraldine M. Shaheed's Amanda's Poor Self-Image on www.dream4more.webs.com (Book Reviews).

Rahiem Brooks' Con Test:Double Life Review

Con TestCon Test by Rahiem Brooks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The author (Rahiem Brooks) sets up the scene in the first chapter, a scene for disaster about to happen at Wachovia Bank, where a cunning robbery takes place right in the teller’s face without any fingerprints to leave a trail behind. Justice Lorenzo had a photographic memory and good with numbers for his line of dirty work. He’s linked to Loss Prevention for his Identity Theft crimes, but nothing can stick because no fingerprints, surveillance cameras recycle their tapes every few months and his crime happened several months back, and he’s on a roll without a trace. He’s learned the system after doing this crime for twenty-four years.



On the other hand, William Fortune points out some writing issues and choices that authors have to make because their publishers are not necessarily into a good story but one that is salable.



There are some parts of the story that are action-packed, brilliantly written and jovial, as we gather into William’s character—some parts are a tad bit slow but cleverly linking the pieces together with the fast-lane, action-thriller, identity theft criminal known as Justice (JL). We have good boy versus bad boy. We see a story weaved into a fictional story that holds some truth because his buddy feeds it to him. The creative side of the author, Rahiem Brooks, he intertwines the story within a story to see the real story of his characters as the reader waits for the mystery of the story to unleash.





Dream 4 More Reviews received an advanced reader's copy (pdf) from the author for a book review.



Dream 4 More Reviews,

Adrienna Turner

Wooed Me Dream!



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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Rain in your Dreams!

We see rain pouring
while we keep soaring
we are believing that our dreams will come to fold
whether young or old
once our dreams become a reality, it's sold
don't let loose of your dreams
no matter how dim it seems
you can change gears
after observing over the years
God-given gifts are given
how are you livin'
are you sharing your dream with others
that stemmed from our fathers and mothers
continue to soar for more
that's why we are called Dream 4 More

(c) Copyright April 3, 2011 by author Adrienna D. Turner

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Prayer that Damns Many to Hell



Will play on our Adrienna Turner's Show in May on "Church Hurts" on one of the sessions. Ministry vs. Me. Final session (#4). Mark for the 4th week of May, Saturday. Open Discussion after this video played for audio recording.

Be prepared to share His goodness and glory, not to be hurt by those false prophets and teachings.

www.blogtalkradio.com/AdriennaTurnerShow 347-308-8612. Check for new time.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Amanda's Poor Self-Image by Geraldine Shaheed

Amanda's Poor Self-Image: How to Have a Good Self-ImageAmanda's Poor Self-Image: How to Have a Good Self-Image by Geraldine M. Shaheed

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Geraldine Shaheed delivers a well-received and much needed book for our children on self-esteem, self-identity, and how they view themselves (self-image). The artwork by Amanda Esther Aquino is exceptional and easily captured my curiosity without reading the words; it displayed images that children can relate to when facing ridicule, peers teasing them, and learning about the beauty within that will showcase on the outside (physical). The important lesson taught was that our elders (adults) are to instruct and inform the young (children) about whom they are, purpose, and meaning in life. They are precious in Yahweh’s sight. Human life is one of the most beautiful creations on this Earth and we are pleasing to our Creator. How can someone learn the true meanings of “love” if they do not feel loved? The author touches on beauty, love, and esteem are some characteristics that we need to live beyond the cruel words said by our peers, family members, and classmates. We reverse negative views and concepts to positive in which starts from within. What we have bottled inside will come out of our mouths and see displayed in our actions and physical expressions.



This book target audience is for 4-8 years old; however, I can see 8-10 year old children reading and clearly understanding the meaning of the book. I highly recommend this book for elementary schools, educators, and children ministries to share as a group and discuss the importance of self-image, self-identity, and self-esteem that our children face on a regular basis, also who they are in Christ.



You can get a copy of the book from the author at freedomandvictory@att.net. $10.00/copy.



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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Inspriational Sale ends Soon

Reminder. Only 8 more days left, the sale will end. This is a crazy sale since "The Day Begins with Christ" is retailed at $18.99 and you get two books that are normally at $15, no shipping, for only $35 for three inspirational/spiritual books. www.dream4more.webs.com (Dream Store). Never had a sale like this! April 1st, Fool's Day, don't be fooled out of this sale.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Book Spotlights on Adrienna Turner Show coming soon

We want to add book discussion spotlights on A.T. Show. Books we've either reviewed or Book of the Month that have controversial, inspirational issues that need to be addressed. Review on our forum (for details): http://dream4more.webs.com/apps/forums/topics/show/4499944-book-discussion

Book Discussion Outline:
Get copies of these books to read/review from Amazon, book stores, or libraries if available to send your questions to adriennaturnershow@gmail.com by end of July for August Book Spotlight Discussion. Send queries at least 1 week before the shows.

Guests are welcome to also ask their questions on the phone line (limit to 2 minutes per speaker) or in the chat room of a live show.

August Book Spotlights:
"The Boy with Stripes" by Reverend Eddie Wiggins
"Mirror, Beware!" by Dream Summore

*Both books from a memoir and novel speak on domestic violence, adoptive homes or foster-care/group homes, and through all the drama will inspire you.
*We will try to get authors to be on the call; otherwise, it is open for discussion for all readers. Book Clubs are welcome to join too. No vulgar language is allowed. Be mindful what is shared since it is recorded and live worldwide.

September Book Spotlights:
"The Certain Ones" by Vanessa Richardson
"Once Upon a Miracle" by Wanda Baylis

*Both books cover health/medical issues that are a miracle to still live and share their inspirational stories with the world.
*We hope to have both or one of the authors available during book discussion session.

Book Spotlights are only open to those who have done Dream Your Reality BOM and/or Dream 4 More Reviews. We'll select those books that have a purpose; social, medial, or overlooked issues; and/or continue for the readers to dream for more!

Dates will be announced soon. 30 minute segments. 1 author per spotlight. Will happen in the month listed above.

Review our site: www.dream4more.webs.com

Dream 4 More,
Adrienna!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pastor Series in July or so

We are seeking pastors: young pastor, male pastor, woman pastor, and co-pastors (husband and wife team). I know three of the four. We will do the life of the pastor series and ask the pastor series in the upcoming months. We'll be off the month of June. If interested, send short bio (1 page only), ministry name/church, how long you've been doing ministry, and focus (e.g. deliverance, spirits, marriages, etc.). Email to adriennaturnershow@gmail.com

May month will be the "Church Hurts" open discussion on Adrienna Turner Show and "Where is the Love Series" on Dream4More Radio last month on the air.

Merging Dream4More Radio with Adrienna Turner Show in July

Host Adrienna Turner has been nominated and on the air since November 2008, after 2 years, she is looking at new ways to do less and still make it one of the best shows on the airwaves. With three Internet-radio programs, she'll take a break in June (no shows scheduled) and then will merge Dream 4 More Radio (4th scheduled date of the weekly segments) with Adrienna Turner Show. It will be renamed: Adrienna Turner's Dream4More Radio (A.T. Dream4More Radio).

We will still utilize both email accounts, depending on showcase. Email: adriennaturnershow@gmail.com, dream4moreradio@gmail.com

We are also seeking pastors, ministers, prayer warriors, etc. for Dream Yours Midnight Hour. Review our site: http://dreamyourreality.webs.com and click on radio to see how you can be a part of the show. We suggest to listen to Episode 10, since we got the most responses with this guest speaker/reverend at www.talkshoe.com/tc/91725

Please fill out this survey for A.T. Show and will update our time/day by May. Break in June. Resume in July or so! Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X33BNYT

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Friends 2 Lovers Review

Friends 2 LoversFriends 2 Lovers by Jonathan Anthony Burkett

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


In this book, there are some major issues and challenges covered inside such as Troy, 20-year-old, high school student (which he is nearly passed the age limit of 21 or number of years to be in school versus obtaining his GED); parents rely on Claude, 17-year-old senior to graduate and be the successful one of the family; and how family’s secrets lead to rivalries between the next generation. Troy Daniel is the bad boy; some would view as a split-image of his father’s past behaviors growing up at his age. He is willing to lie down his life if anything ever happens to his brother, Claude. Claude cares deeply for his best friend, Kelly, who is unable at first to see beyond their friendship. Their father, Charles, even hides the fight that broke-out between Stanley and his son, Robert, because Stan rammed into his BMW. This was so immature and childish for men to fight over a car bump, when they could have handled this in a more civilized manner such as call the police, report the accident, and contact their insurance providers. This fight between grown men, later involved their children too. We have to be mindful of our actions and responses since it also has a bearing on our offspring (children). I hope the author was trying to point this out in the book as well.



Overall, this book exemplifies a teenage love affair that displays love in words, expression, and poetry but love takes action as Kelly’s mother, Latoya, mentioned in the reading (Show Me motto). In the earlier readings, we see friends become lovers or friends-with-benefits and Claude admits that he loves Kelly like family (sister). However, we see love without commitment and Claude prefers to remain friends and not lose their close-relationship but making love is on a deeper level than just friends, or sister-like relationship he expressed to Latoya. Later, he can’t deny no matter how hard he tries that he has to be with his first love.



This book would be great for older teens (15-19). It was well-written as far as descriptive, some characters sounded similar and had to re-read on some parts to make sure who was speaking, and very proper-speaking characters versus Ebonics or slang with some teenagers today. Even great writers/authors are still learning the differences between ‘showing and not telling’ and read many authors works in some capacity still tell us the story in their narrative voices or descriptions. As an author too, I still work on this notion in my fiction writings. This book was over 350 pages, which the college life was slow and could have been written shorter to keep the grips of the reader (or eliminated); easily could have been 250 pages or less.



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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dream 4 More: Release the Weight and Don't Wait!

We are doing it on my FB Adrienna Dionna Turner Like page. Join today, 30-days from now, we will see weight loss and who did you choose...only serious inquiries. We need support and encouragement, what works and doesn't work. Log and speak on the notion. Courtney opened a closed group called "Support-Encouragement" and spiritual encouragement with "God is in the Equation" closed group on Facebook.

Discussion here: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=90&uid=122426784480090

Courtney can add those to the group accordingly. We have to put our name, age, was (weight now), and now (30-days later) and height is optional! Also, you can get Essence March/April issues to read further details. No more excuses.

I like Kacy's! You can choose yours.

Take a Class

"Having a degree doesn't mean you can ever stop learning. Find Webinars, seminars, and crash courses at your target industry's trade association (or literary). You'll still gain the knowledge and may get a break on the tuition fees." Essence, April 2011 Issue, p. 148.

Therefore, this is why I'm offering my knowledge, reading, and research on such topics: literary, social media/networking, dream experience series, writing/editing, and more. You can send your suggestions or inquiries to dream4more@earthlink.net for future classes that I can consider.

Join us March 10 or 12th (Thurs/Sat) at 9pm EST. $5.50 Paypal to dream4more@earthlink.net.

We will add Paypal buttons also to the site on "Dream Experience Series" on How to be an Award-Winning Author. www.dream4more.webs.com

Been asked, now you can hear it from the source. Q&A, take notes, and feedback.

Monday, March 7, 2011

First Teleclass of 2011 only $5

*We are starting sessions for only $5.50 (Paypal) on the phone and/or online. Thursdays starting March 10th at 6 pm PST, 7pm MST, 8pm CST, 9pm EST for 30 minutes or so and Saturdays at same times for replay sessions of lesson who can't make Thursday sessions.

Payment sent via mail (postmarked) or payment online via email or Paypal by sending monies to dream4more@earthlink.net. 5 Sessions: $27.50.

5 minimum or cancel the classes.

1. How to be an Award-Winning Author (this Thursday)

Payment needs to be rendered at least 3 hours prior before session begins. We send an email reminder 1 day and 1 hour before the actual teleclass date.

Believe

"It's a belief system..what you believe about yourself. I believe that I'm talented. I believe that I have something to give. I believe that the best is yet to come. I've done good work, but I still think there's a great work ahead." --by Angela Basset in March issue of Essence (p. 117).

Dream 4 More Firm concept is you take a dream, write it down and make it plain, and then you apply it for others to see. We love to see dreams bloom into existence but it starts with a dream or vision or goal...therefore, what are you dreaming and believing for?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Encouraging Words from "Peace from Broken Pieces"

Iyanla Vanzant teaches so many life lessons by sharing her own experiences in her latest book, "Peace from Broken Pieces" and will share some that derived from the book during a reading. I have not completed it, but want to share some of these passages (author's paraphrased).

"realized...the right place, the right time, doing the wrong thing." p. 106. How many of us feel that we have divine connections such as meeting the right people, to get us on the right path, and at the right time but feel something is missing? I honed on this passage since I feel like I did all the right things, at the right place, and at the right time but feel maybe I chose the wrong career path. I went to college when there were scholarships available; when school was not as expensive as it is today and met the right people to do what I needed to do. But some will say, due to my unemployment recessions that maybe I chose the wrong field. However, I feel God will direct our path when we seek Him in the decision-making process and this is what I've been doing with every step I've taken. Yet, at other times, I did things that appeared good and felt right. We need to quit basing on our emotions and seek YHWH. Therefore, I do not regret anything that I've done but seek YHWH for the dreams and visions for my life. My Pastor Lori Wilke spoke last night (Wednesday, February 23rd in last School of Ministry session) that God will put pictures (or dreams and visions) in our minds. We have to be mindful whether we allow negative or positive images in our minds.

Another valuable lesson that I took from the book so far, she followed pattens also an extension from family curses or generational that passed in her lineage too. She also had a pattern in relationships: meet a man, sleep with a man, fall in love with that man, and get dissed by the man. She was able to learn from these transitions and failed relationships and finally walked into her calling or destiny for life. We can all think about the cycles we keep following and break those negative patterns. We have to get to the root of the problem.

Moreover, she mentions about 'contaminating words' can make us feel like we are never good enough. She compared herself to spiritual leaders who were successful when she was not at the time. We should not compare ourselves to others (2 Cor. 10:12). We have to quit comparing to their livelihood, public acclaim, status, experience, education, and so forth. I've even done the same thing when YHWH told me to write "The Day Begins with Christ" where I looked at my credibility and authority such as theology degrees, ministry background (experience), and so forth but God knew I could do so because He said so. We need to stop comparing and competing and meeting God where He is and know that we are the qualified vessels to complete the goal He assigned us to accomplish.

For her career path, she was busy, classes filled when she done workshops, but was still broke. I can relate to this notion when I've been on radio, now TV, and other online appearances but not a book sale or business is very slow. Yet, I am busy but broke. This is not in the equation. Or as we say, "It doesn't add up." Therefore, Iyanla speaks on page 115 that she loved what she did and a time of prosperity would come. How many of us said this line too! My time will come. She even opened to a broader audience, not just black women and men as she previous did. She made so many accomplishments from a welfare mom to completing law school and then doctoral degree in Religion, from writing her books to become a popular speaker-teacher with great cash advances, and still didn't feel complete.

"Your personal lie circulates throughout your entire being and determines how you move." p. 117 She explains how we have to look at our internal landscape (that I would say "internal makeup") which are our perceptions and misconceptions about life to fit in the scheme of things. What is our 'core' beliefs? What are we speaking aloud? We can either speak life or death in our situations. As my Pastor Lori Wilke said in Wednesday service, we speak curses by the words we say. We need to stop speaking negative things (e.g. I can't find work or can't get a job, no one will hire me, I will never amount to anything, I will never be successful, or I'm stupid to let this happen again). Check your mouth: think before you speak! I have been practicing this lately too. I've also been speaking the promising scriptures to keep pressing through the hardships. "God will supply all my needs." "He will not forsake me or leave me." "He will direct my path." These are some examples to stay encouraged! What are you saying....or keep playing with your destiny.

Adrienna Turner, award-winning author of "The Day Begins with Christ" and next release is "God is in the Equation."

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blogging for Marketing and PR

Social Media provides the way people share ideas, content, thoughts, and relationship online. Social media differs from so-called "mainstream media" anyone can create, comment on, add social media content. Text, audio, video, images, and comments. Blogs, wikis, photo sharing, etc. (p. 38)

4 Uses of Blogs for Marketing and PR
1. Easily monitor--what people say about you, market you who you sell to, organization, and products
2. Participate in conversations by commenting on blogs
3. Work with bloggers who write about you industry, company, or products
4. Share those conversations by creating and writing your own blog


Barack Obama, our 44th President, had a successful "new marketer" in history. We need to study his campaign tactics to adapt ideas for business.
*Digital tools and technologies
*55% adults, 74% Internet users (Smith's report)
*45% wired Americans watched videos online politics/election. Young adults 18-29 years old watched online political videos this election cycle.
*33% Internet users shared digital political content with others
*52% social networking profile used their social network site for political purposes

^focus on buyers personas
^don't underestimate the importance of social media and new rules of marketing and PR
^clearly and simply articulate what you want people to believe
^don't obsess over the competition
^put your fans first
^don't interrupt your buyers
^negativity doesn't sell
^get your customers to talk about you
^take time for your family

Stick to your Plan: on the Web, you are what you publish.
(p. 135-139, author paraphrased)

Derived from New Rules of Marketing and PR by David Meermon Scott.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Samara King Pre-Interview Questions


Dream 4 More Pre-Interview Questions to get to know Samara King:
1. What inspired you to write this book?
After reading an article online about several prisoners who were being released after serving years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit, I begin to wonder how one would regain their life and love.
2. Share one of your dreams and how are you putting forth effort to make it a reality.
One of my dreams is to pursue my own business in the literary world. I’m currently doing that with the creation of the SK MINIs novella imprint of which Hot to the Touch is the premiere release and the establishment of Samara King Books. Touching people with my words is one of the legacies I want to leave behind one day and a daily goal as well.
3. Tell us 4 things that people would love to know about you (we don’t already know).
Hmmm, well. I love to dance.
My mother tells me I was born with red hair and that she named me after some character from a Western (not believing the later statement Mom.)
I love making characters real to the point I could carry conversation.
One of the greatest influences of my life was my maternal grandmother.
4. Name your future plans and how you’re building on that dream.
My future plans evolve around building more titles under Samara King Books, working on a script, seminars that will uplift women under the SK MINIs project as well as classes. I’ll also be offering writing workshops in liaison with Editor-Author Shonell Bacon under our joint venture, 2 Divas 2 Dimes.
5. Who are you bringing on the dream journey with you, if any?
My loved ones definitely. I do not think you can venture into a dream without some support from those closest to you in some respects.
6. Who are you modeling after or use as a living example to keep you accomplishing your writing talent?
There are many authors that I admire, but I really love tailoring my path to my own creativity. It ensures realness and truth.
7. Share in brief your writing process (e.g. time of hour you write, best time of the day or night, setbacks or disappointments, and obstacles to undergo as an author).
My writing practices vary from early morning writing sessions to evening time. It just depends on the project, the tone, the characters and the general flow of the story I’m trying to convey. There are times when I have to step away from the act of writing and in those times, I design, read, observe and learn. It’s all part of my writing process I think and it extends outside banging the keys of my laptop. Setbacks and disappointments are a part of life, in writing it is no different. Taking one day at a time and learning – sometimes ‘re-learning’ to enjoy the writing process is often needed.
8. What advice do you have for your readers and/or other authors? Nurturing your muse is a very important element in the writing journey. Switching what doesn’t work and trying alternate or various creative paths help a lot. It never hurts to shake up your creative process every now and then.


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SK MINI: Samara King

Author Name: Samara King
Book Title: Hot to the Touch
Publisher: Samara King Books
Synopsis or Blurb: A masked lover a year ago, Club Reign owner, Belinda Gilles threw the first Grown & Sexy Masquerade Ball without a hitch – that was until she encountered a masked man whose touch made her forget about her past. Did she dare to believe that her masked lover would show his face again?

What lies beneath…When Jordan Harris discovers that Belle is the woman he encountered under the mask a year ago, he sets out to make her his, even if it means opening old wounds she’d vowed to never forgive him for.

Book Specs (if available): Available in 7 electronic formats, including Amazon Kindle. Available also on createspace.com and Amazon in print.

Featured on Adrienna Turner Show, nominee of Best Literary Talk Show (2010) and Host of the Year (2011). Mark your calendars. Come bring the FIRE, Sparks are flying and see why readers are dying after this author, Samara King, bringing her thing!

Time/Date: Saturday, March 12th, 11-11:30 p.m. EST
Live and Chat: www.blogtalkradio.com/AdriennaTurnerShow
Call: 347-308-8612 (last 10 minutes for shout-outs, comments, and Q&A)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Dream Moments: Trials to Triumphs with Rev. Eddie Wiggins


We have the pleasure of speaking with Rev. Edward Wiggins on Dream4More Radio on Dream Moments: Trials to Triumphs on March 6, Sunday, 6:00-6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. You don't want to miss it. 347-989-0702.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Meet The Author Segment

Adrienna Turner was interviewed on 2/3/11 and will post dates when it will be aired.

Meet the Author Requirements:
Milwaukee Writers Circle: Meet the Author

The Day Begins with Christ: Book Proceeds During Love Month of February 2011

The Day Begins with Christ is still on sale $15 (reg. $18.99 plus tax at retailers) and shipping and handling $5.00. Book proceeds will go to 50% to Dream Your Reality Prophecies Online Ministry Radio: Dream Yours Midnight Hour and 50% to a homeless shelter. If you want to donate any amount, go to http://DreamYourReality.webs.com

The Day Begins With ChristThe Day Begins With Christ by Adrienna Turner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is a book that covers God's Laws (for man and woman); Eden Diet and Meat Eaters Diet (body as a temple); God in your home; Relationships such as singleness, courtship, marriage, and children; workplace; prayer life; social life; and glorifying the Lord (holy).



Spiritual journey for 50-days, "Let your Day Begin Activity" after each day, and Scripture Readings.



Since summer 2010 until 2011 year, I am reading the book to renew, refocus, and restore me. Second reading since in print.



It is one of the first non-fiction spiritual books I have written followed by Unleashing the Spirit (release date unknown), Desire at Will (December 2009 released), and Counsel me Lord (will write in 2011/2012 year). If you are into inspirational drama-suspense, read Miss the Mark Series...hope to be out in 2011 or so, and working on book 4 now of the 7 series.



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Monday, January 31, 2011

I Am Royalty, Volume 1

I Am Royalty: Profiles In Black History (Volume 1)I Am Royalty: Profiles In Black History by Seeing Growth

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Seeing Growth (Emmanuel Brown) has published, “I Am Royalty,” for the younger generation to have role models from diverse backgrounds and walks of life to showcase their life examples as a way to promote unity among our communities. This is an autobiographical profile of 38 Black Americans, both men and women, as a positive alternative to influence and encourage our young people that they can thrive and soar with their dreams and goals too. Moreover, these are inspirational stories and bios of heroes of today, not of tomorrow (the past) and there is still hope for our future.

I was also honored to share my profile, bio, and achievements I have accomplished thus far.

We need to get these books to our youth in our communities; please play your part and have a heart to get a copy to share with the teens in schools, churches, and youth programs. We hope this book will empower our youth to become who they are destined to be.

*Dream 4 More Reviews received a copy of "I Am Royalty" from Emmanuel Brown (SeeingGrowth.com) for a review.

Dream 4 More Reviewer,
Adrienna Turner
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Friday, January 14, 2011

The Boy with Stripes by Rev. Eddie Wiggins

The Boy with StripesThe Boy with Stripes by Rev. Eddie Wiggins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


The Boy with Stripes is a memoir about Eddie Wiggins who once felt unloved, unwanted, physically and verbally abused, and lack of identity. He was adopted at the tender age of two years old to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wiggins and born in Riverside, CA during the 1950s. He never truly knows his heritage or race and when he asked his Mom, he never wanted to know since it “hurt too badly.” She was an educator and student counselor, yet abused her adopted son. She beat him so badly until blood splashed out and welts marked his body, whether wet or dry, with a razor strop used at barber shops to sharpen their razor blades. His adopted father, known as Dad, also was adopted except by a white family. He was a famous African-American surgeon and physician, but amazingly was unaware of the abuse for a number of years that was forced on his son-Eddie. When they had a son and daughter, they were not abused and his mom refused to allow Eddie to play or touch even his younger sister.



There were times that Eddie prayed to God to kill his mother before he ended up dead. He watched shows like Brady Bunch and wished his life could be like that (fantasy) but his reality was abuse. Anyone who witnessed or he told about the abuse (e.g. coach and Dad), no one was able to do anything to her. He knew as a young child that he would not follow his father’s footsteps as a doctor since he hated the sight of blood, but God had another plan for his life. He’s a conqueror and survived the years of physical abuse, verbal abuse of not feeling loved or wanted, and classified as “incorrigible” to be awarded to the mental hospital because of his mother’s evil plan to get him out of the household. He fought to get out of the mental ward but his mom refused to take him back after he passed all the tests to prove he was not incorrigible. In the midst, he met a great friend and worker that were for his best interest. He learned that he was also likable and loved, when he never felt or learned this before while living in the home with his mom.



He also shares his life experiences during childhood up to high school, and later will share his other experiences in future memoirs. He will open the reader’s eyes to other horrifying truths where you start to wonder is there any hope, faith, and love. He didn’t know God until he met Doris and her family to open his heart, but still could not see or know this Spirit of God until he discovers who he is in Christ.



Dream 4 More Reviews received a copy from the author for a review.



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Adrienna Turner

Wooed Me Dream/Sweet Dreams, 4.5 stars



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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ann M. Hampton's What My Heart Desires (Book Review)

What My Heart DesiresWhat My Heart Desires by Ann M Hampton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Ann Hampton’s first novel, “What my Heart Desires” opens up with Tracy Moore who has a whirlwind relationship with a married man to a widowed man. She first chooses the married man to meet her sexual desires. Tracy confuses sex for love, which many women do. When Troy, Richard’s best friend, steps into the picture, she can’t see what’s good for her, only what’s good for the moment. Eventually, Tracy wakes up and discovers what true love is.



Overall, this fiction novel is short, learn about the importance of relationships, and “jealous love” is not real love. This book covers deceit, lies, and betrayal among the parties involved and we have to be careful who we choose to love and what are their alternative motives. There are important life lessons on “respect” and “love” that should be reciprocal of what you have to offer in relationships. In addition, the author shows us that women love or fall too easily for the men they are sexing. With some sexual addictions, there can be a craved-raged pervert lurking among us once we are no longer involved with them.



*There were minor typographical and editing issues noticed in the novel but should not deter you from the actual lessons demonstrated in the book.



Dream 4 More Reviews received a copy of "What my Heart Desires" from the author for a review.



Dream 4 More Reviews,

Adrienna Turner

Sweet Dreams!



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Monday, January 3, 2011

Host of the Year and Dream 4 More Firm Reviews are nominated

Dream 4 More Firm was nominated in two categories via Adrienna Turner.

Best Review Group: Dream 4 More Firm and Host of the Year! Please send your votes today and make it count. We have only until 1.31.11. Dream 4 More Now. Thank you!

PRODIGY PUBLISHING GROUP presents "FIRST ANNUAL FACE BOOK URBAN LITERARY AWARDS"

Vote Now: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dDYyMi1pelRPNjVra2ZyQU9rY1RDVUE6MQ

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dream Challenge

Dream 4 More wants to know if you can meet the challenge. We want to challenge you to write your life goals (100) and read at least 100 books in a year. Those who read 100 or more books in one-year will win goodies and box of books. We require you to join the site and become a member to get updates.

If you want to share your life goals, we love to know. More importantly, we want to see the list of book you've read. You are also welcome to review our 2009-2010 books reviewed to add to your list or review the BOM we've done too. This list is on our Facebook Groups: Dream 4 More Firm and Dream 4 More Reviews. Welcome to participate on there too.

You can save your information in WORD, EXCEL, or somewhere that later you can submit in the list to us via email at dream4moreradio@gmail.com to read on the air our dream winner. Those who participated, we'll see if we can send you a small gift for your efforts.

Dream 4 More wants to see who can take the challenge starting Jan. 1, 2011 until December 31st to write your 100 life goals and read at least 100 books from new and seasoned authors and stem from any type of genre, author, and such.

Write the title of the book, author's name, and/or year the book was published. Or you can share here if you like. I'm reviewing my 100 life goals written in 2009 and may renew, refocus, and restore one for 2011. Some goals I see I'm still pursuing on the list. Can you dream 4 more?

We'll also set aside some books we receive and win a box of books and other goodies by the end of the year to start your New Year. We'll add this to our Forums if you like to join and keep track of it there to see and view.

www.dream4more.webs.com on Forums "Contests and Wins" only open to members who are signed in their accounts. Join our Membership to keep up with the updates.

Dream 4 More,

Adrienna!

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