Pages

Friday, August 21, 2015

New Audio Book: The Christmas Beau


FaytheWorks Publishing
Audiobook 2015

Christmas is still a few months away, but for me it's always a pleasure to hear a sweet holiday romance. And this year God has blessed me to produce my first audiobook for the story, The Christmas Beau. So many readers have been very supportive with the eBook version over the years and I pray the same, well, even better for my new audiobook. Through the links listed here, you can get this new audiobook for free! If you are a regular audiobook listener (or even a first time listener) and want to add my book to your library for free, just click here: Amazon.com or Audible.com (an Amazon company). For Apple users the audiobook is also available for sale on iTunes.

Now, to get this audiobook for free, you will have to join Audible, but this membership is also free for thirty (30) days. The retail cost of the audiobook is $14.95 ($13.08 on Amazon), but with the Audible membership it’s free for the first month. You can cancel at any time. Sounds like a deal to me! Besides, to offer the audiobook for free helps others to find out that my work exists. There’s a sea full of authors, some good and some bad, why don’t we share the stories that actually make sense and support our Christian faith, right?

I have prayed to God for more Christian works to saturate the entertainment market. It’s sad that horror movies and shows laden with profanity get so much publicity while some Christian books, movies, and shows fade into the background. With so many professed Christians in the world we should unite and support works that reflect our faith.

Thanks in advance for supporting this new venture of mine!  I appreciate the love and support shown to me over the years and greatly appreciate the overwhelming support of my last release, Once Upon a Sunday, published Easter weekend. All I can say is that God is good!

Again, thank you for the love and support. I pray God’s best for you…

Thursday, April 9, 2015

New Release: Once Upon a Sunday

FaytheWorks Publishing
FaytheFiction Imprint
Released April 5, 2015
Easter weekend is a wonderful time to collectively celebrate the Risen Savior. Actually, every day presents an awesome opportunity to celebrate Jesus Christ and what He did for us. I am so grateful for what was accomplished on that Cross so many centuries ago. Jesus Christ died for our sins so that we could be free and have a right to the tree of life. He died so that we may live eternally. He loves us that much.
When I accepted Him as my Lord and Savior, my life forever changed for the better. He has saved my soul and I share the Gospel with others so that they too may experience the freedom that I have. Are you saved? Have you experienced the goodness of what it truly means to be a child of the Most High God? Try Him today...
In honor of Resurrection Sunday, I released an inspirational short story titled, Once Upon a Sunday. In this book, Good Friday started off as anything but that for Melinda Black. After losing her job and self-dignity, a series of events cascade her onto an emotionally charged roller coaster ride that drastically changed her life forever. 
Find out if Melinda will be able to handle the pressure when she stands to lose what's most important in her life?
It is on sale for only $0.99 on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & NobleNook, Google Play, as well as through the Apple iBookstore, Kobo, and Smashwords. Feel free to share this information with family, friends, or anyone who you feel would enjoy a good read. When you sign up for my newsletter, I offer many of my books for free or at a reduced sales price. If you would like to join, click here or visit my official website at www.ReneeAllenMcCoy.com
Thanks for taking some of your valuable time to read about my new release. I truly appreciate it.
Until next time, happy reading!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Before you say, “I do.”




Aside from Black History, the month of February is also known as the Love Month. Just walk into a store, just about any store during this time of the year, and you’ll find the shelves lined with teddy bears, balloons, and heart shaped candy boxes dressed in that telling symbolic color of red. Love is in the air, there are engagements waiting to happen, but what are some things you should do before you actually say those famous words, "I do"?

If you are contemplating an engagement, consider the following:

  • Be transparent
  • Listen to what they are saying, not what you want to hear
  • Trust your instincts
  • Talk about money
  • Introduce them to your family

I don’t claim to be the guru of dating or the “go-to” person for singles. But I do remember what it was like to be single … and waiting. I know what it is like to date someone, think he is the one, only to discover some characteristic flaw that I was not willing to compromise on. Then again, why should I? Why should anyone “settle” for less than they really want from a mate? When you get married, there are enough compromises that are to be made, but the decision to be with someone for the rest of your life … the rest of your life, requires some deep thought and intense consideration. At least it did for me because when I decided to get married. The option for divorce was well … not an option. So, with that being the case I had to be wise in my decision to whom I was to marry.

So, you may already have your own ideas of what to do before you actually utter those words “I do”, committing yourself to someone legally as well as spiritually. Let me offer my two cents on the matter. I met my husband (then an unknown person to me) and we dated for four months, and then was married. It did not take five years, it did not include empty promises; it simply involved two people who were transparent enough to allow the other to see them for who they truly are. We talked for hours at a time, we went out on dates as well as stayed in and watched rented movies. We went to church together and we visited each other's families during the holidays. This is where you really get to know someone. Meet up on a holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas and observe the extended family members in action. There is bound to be someone around that will share a story or two that may interest you. Hopefully, this will make a positive impact on your relationship.


Be sure to talk about what you have and don’t have. Do you have bad credit? Do you have a stable, consistent income? Do you have a savings account? Is there money in that savings account? Sometimes you have to be specific about the questions you ask. You don’t want to later find that the savings account they said they had only has $5.00 in it. Or even worse, a negative balance! This was not the case with my husband, praise the Lord. I’m just offering some due diligence advice for those pondering marriage. Don’t assume anything, especially since you will be trusting this person with everything that you have.

Other important questions: Do you have children? Please don’t assume that because you don’t see children or pictures of children in their house that they don’t have any. Do you want to have children? Don’t be misled by the fact that they turn to mush around other people’s children that they want some of their own, ask specifically.

My husband and I both agreed on having children before we got married and we stuck pretty close to the timeline in which we wanted to have them. Today we have been married eight years, now with two toddlers running around the house.

So, you see, when you are open enough to let that person know you for who you are, your strengths and weakness, during your fashionable days as well as not so chic moments, and they still see the natural beauty beneath a made-up appearance, you've got yourself a winner! Be your own champion. It does not take compromising your principles to keep him or her. It does not take your pretending to be something you’re not to please them either. It takes an honest look at who you are and what you expect from that other person. Don’t marry with the hopes of they will change. Ninety-nine percent of the time, you are dating a person at their best. So, what comes after the vows is a work in progress.

                                                                              * * *






Some of these topics are touched on in Single, Saved, & Searching (True Love Novellas, Book 2). Do you have your copy? 

This title is available on Amazon, BN, and wherever books are sold.

                                                                    



Sunday, January 25, 2015

In with the new...

Greetings,

It's a new year and along with it comes new possibilities and opportunities. This year I have already begun to make some changes, admittedly, some are considered minor, but necessary in my book. I've started to update my mailing list. It has been a long time coming, let me tell you. After having two children and being busier that I have ever been in my life (with lack of sleep, might I add), God is teaching me to be a better steward of my time. The time He has afforded to me ... and to you is valuable.

So, I begin this year by organizing my contacts. If you haven't already joined the new, updated mailing list and would like to, simply click here. Here is where I will announce book giveaways and contests first before I do anywhere else. It is my way of thanking my readers for their support. If you decide to join, keep in mind that you will have to confirm your email address after doing so. This is a way that I will know that emails are valid and those who sign up truly want to hear from me. I thank you in advance.

As many of you know, about a month ago I released my seventh book: Single, Saved, & Searching (The True Love Novellas, Book 2). And since then I have received glowing reviews delivered to my inbox, over the phone, through social media, as well as a few posts on Amazon. If you have read this book (or any of my titles) and enjoyed them, consider posting a review. This just might encourage someone else to read a book that may help them in their own lives. After all, it's not about me, it's about God, touching lives for His glory.

For those who are hearing about Single, Saved, & Searching for the first time, here's a little bit about the book:

He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord. ~ Proverbs 18:22

"She’s getting married too?" asks the beautiful, intelligent, and single Elisha Maxwell who just received a wedding invitation from her last single best friend and her younger sister in the same week. As she stacks both invites on her kitchen counter, she wonders when it will be her turn.

Challenged by a string of disappointing relationships, Elisha’s hope of finding Mr. Right leaves her feeling desperate and confused. Does such a man exist for her? In the wake of the most terrifying experience of her life, she is more determined now than ever to find him.

When she embarks upon a quest to change her single status to married, she finds something much more important along the way. Will she embrace the man of her dreams who seems the least likely of them all or go with someone who appeared to be her perfect match?

Single, Saved, & Searching is the second book in The True Love Novellas series.

Book Trailer for Single, Saved, & Searching

video


This book can be purchased from Amazon, BN, Google Play, Kobo, and wherever books are sold (ebook and paperback).

* * *

Again, I thank you all for reading my work and if there is any question I can answer for you or if you'd just like to connect, feel free to contact me: renee@reneeallenmccoy.com  or connect with me on Goodreads. 

Have a great day!