Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dream 4 More Giveaway: Giving the Best of You

We have ways for you to win a copy of a book, DVD, or CD: ON DECEMBER 6TH

December 6 2009 listen to our Dream 4 More showcase:

Giving the Best of You! on Sunday at 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. CST,

Chances to win on the show:

(1) post on our blog: or here on Dream 4 More Blog!

(4) or send email to win. We are taking up to 4 contestants via email. Email to (Subject Line: Giving the Best of You Giveaway: Dream 4 More) please include your name and address if you are a chosen winner! Can also leave a comment on FB Dream 4 More Fan Page, but need to email your name and address to us to be considered.


Dream 4 More,


Friday, November 27, 2009

Books of the Month: November/December 2009


November - December 2009 Books of the Month:

book of the month,beautiful,keixiza rodriquez

To be the next book of the Month: go to Dream 4 More Literary Consulting Firm website at

We are also accepting Dream Interviews that are posted on the site and blogspot! Virtual Blog Tours are welcomed too! For Virtual Blog Tour sponsors and founders, we require a book for review.

Virtual Interview Tour: C. Alease

C. Alease Interview Q&A:



1. What inspired you to write or moved you to begin writing? My Father in heaven inspired me to write The Gatekeeper. Although I’ve been writing since I was five years old, and always loved to write, I could never seem to focus long enough to write more than a couple of paragraphs at a time. I have an extremely vivid imagination, and I always had plenty stories that I would share with friends and coworkers. I believe that having to write long papers for college, researching and finally capturing my thoughts on paper made me realize that I could actually write more than business memos and letters with impact.

2. What are some major obstacles you had to overcome as an author or writer? What do you hope to accomplish as an author and with your book. I didn’t go into this experience blindly. I prayed the same prayer that I prayed when I decided to go back to school. I asked my Father to remove all of the barriers, even the ones that I would place in front of myself in order to accomplish my goal of completing The Gatekeeper. The only obstacle in front of me that I have to move aside is the prejudice that is applied to self-publishers and inde-novelists today by the traditional publishing and literary industry. Vanity is not why I wrote The Gatekeeper. I wrote it to entertain readers as well as to bring to the light one of the most pervasive secrets in African American society; that of mental illness.
3. How valuable is a professional editor? Do you need one? A professional editor is paramount to the success of a book. One of the stigmas associated with inde-authors is the lack of “polish,” so to speak. It is one thing to have a literary voice, but if you don’t know how to translate those words in your head to the paper following proper grammatical rules and punctuation, have difficulty in consistency in the story, and all of the important things that a professional editor can add to your book, then it won’t be good enough to read and it won’t sell.
4. Is it beneficial for a writer to also be an avid reader? Why? This question is tricky. It is vitally important to read. We need to read every day, and most do; menus, road signs, business-related periodicals, technical journals; the list goes on and on. Reading is a part of our lives. I am a staunch advocate for the fundamental importance of reading. However, the question is, is it beneficial for a writer to also be an avid reader. While knowing how to read is important, there is also the possibility that other writing styles can actually get in the way of a writer’s own voice. For me, the fact that I am not an avid reader may be the reason why I feel very confident about my own writing style. I own my own voice, and can honestly say that nothing in my voice is borrowed from another writer. To that end, when comparisons are made in the future, I want critics to say, “his/her writing style is reminiscent of C. Alease.”
5. What process do you go through as a writer? Research? What time do you write? Do you need a private space to write, or you can write anywhere at any time? I definitely do my research. College writing taught me the importance of that. I also go through processes. I think. I am in my car, and I think of something, so I try to remember what I was thinking if it is funny, or in some way relates to one or more of my characters. I listen. Just the other day, my mother said something to me that I thought would be excellent for a character. I wrote it down while we waited for our lunch to be brought to us. I find that weekends are good for writing, but when the inspiration comes, it can come at virtually any time, and I have to be ready, so I keep a pad and pen ready.
6. What defines your target audience? My target audience is anyone between the ages of 18 and 9999; people who can relate to life experiences of others and draw from them something about themselves. That makes the audience very large and diverse.
7. Do you think book trailers are beneficial for authors? Explain. Absolutely! This is the 21st century, the digital age! A book trailer is the picture that is worth a thousand words. Book trailers can create the raw emotion that will draw the reader into the story.
8. How much work do you put in book trailers or explain the process of creating a book trailer? Is there a layout? Plan? I try to keep it simple; make the point and then sell the reader on the concept. I storyboard in my head and then work it out digitally. There is no concrete plan when I begin. I say a prayer to my Father for inspiration and let it flow.
9. Are you marketing and promoting your book? Only focusing on other writing projects? I do have portions of another book that I am working on, but I am marketing and promoting the Gatekeeper on my own. I created a budget and am sticking to it.
10. Reviews? Do you think this is important to market your book(s)? Reviews are very, very important. Reviews give other readers a glimpse into whether the book is worth spending money on, and whether the book will be an interesting read. Reviews are also a great way to gauge audience reaction, for good or not. Constructive feedback is a good thing.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Let's Make Someone's Dream a Reality!

We know not, we will not help.

Dream 4 More Literary Consulting Firm will have a book giveaway on December 6, 2009 on www.blogtalkradio. com/Dream4More at 5 p.m. Central Time to win books.

Now, we are also asking those who can donate for the cause: Giving the Best of You for those who do not have. We are sending any books leftover with the win to Bethleham House. They also welcome funds, socks, underwear, toothpaste and other hygiene items. I was told that some sponsors like Wal-mart, Target, and others are willing to give free items online. Check it out and have it mailed to them. You can also send to us to mail to them.

Contact information is posted our our blog and inspirational spotlight tabs on www.dreams4more. com

Bethleham House
PO BOX 24201
Detroit, MI 48224

http://www.blogtalk sol-searching/ 2009/11/24/ new-face- of-homelessness

We are about making dreams come true with authors, literary agents/publicists, and in our community! Some of us are not too far from losing all we have, but when we give to others that have lost what they have, God will provide for our needs too!

Dream Yours Now,

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Adrienna Turner's Upcoming Events in June 2010

She will be attending this event on June 12, 2010:

She is looking forward to BBCRA Awards too. She will ask you to vote for her if she gets on the voting board. Waiting until December for the nominations to begin. June 18-19, 2010.

Greater Midwest at Brooklyn's in Milwaukee, WI on June 6, 2010. Mark your Calendars to meet me in person and get your copies of my books!

Dream Yours,
Adrienna D. Turner

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dream Interview w/ Dream Author: Julia Royston + Zaria Garrison

Meet Julia Royston ( on our on this Sunday, 5:00 p.m. on November 15, 2009 with guest author, Zaria Garrison ( with the book "The Prodigal".

Call in: 347-989-0702 to win a copy of Julia's Royston book from Dream 4 More!

See you there! There are no limits!

Dream Yours,

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Desire At Will: Win a copy!

Desire At Will

Post your comments to this question: What do you desire for to surrender your will? What does 'desire at will' mean to you? How do you turn over your will?

Answer these questions to the best of your ability.

Bonus question: What does God in the Equation mean to you?

I will review the comments and choose a winner by December 202th!!!

No limits, your chance to win a copy!

If you want an autographed copy: and! You can order on Amazon and Author House ( NOW.

Only 3 people can get a copy for a limited time of "The Day Begins with Christ" (normally $20) and "Desire at Will" (range from $12)for only $30.

Email your request to Please put in subject line: Desire at Will: Let your Day Begin with Christ. In note, please specify that you want both books for $30. First three will get this offer.

Desire at Will released on December 2, 2009.

Dream Big,

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dream Reviews: We are Looking 4 U

If you are a debut author and need reviews, please review our Submission Guidelines at We require two books. The mailing address is at the bottom of the Submission Guidelines. Send email request to

We look forward to reading your book!

November 7th is the last day for the Recession Rates. If you need exposure, this is it! Our normal rates will return until the New Year.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Please Nominate!!! Thanks in Advance

Hello Everyone,

Please nominate me for these categories: (copy and paste the three categories below to the email)

1. Literary Talk Show (Adrienna Turner and Dream 4 More)
2. Female Author of the Year, The Day Begins with Christ
3. Book Reviewer (AAMBC and Dream 4 More)


Send it now and until December 15th.

Thank you in advance! I want to be in these three categories!

Dream Yours,
Adrienna D. Turner


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