Product Review - Beautiful Textures (Texture Manageability System)

So with all the buzz about the Beautiful Textures, Texture Manageability System, I decided to pick up a box of the product from Walmart. I've been natural for 3 years and since I am a 4C natural, my hair is tightly coiled, so I thought this would be a nice alternative to natural hair to be able to wear my hair straight for 4 - 6 weeks without having to get a relaxer.

So I followed the instructions and shampooed my hair with the shampoo in the kit. Then I followed up with the leave in conditioner. I blow dried my hair then I flat ironed my hair. The first day I flat ironed it, it was beautiful. The second day, my hair was completely frizzy and poofy. I was so disappointed being that I had an event to go to and the hair didn't hold up like the produce claims it would. Maybe it works for other hair textures, but not 4C hair. And the shampoo really strips all the oil out of your hair. It leaves your hair very dry and brittle. I would definitely not recommend this product and I will not try it again.

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Not Recommended

National Novel Writing Month 2014

It's that time again - time to write a 50,000 word book in one month.

I participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) last year and it was fun to set a goal, stick to it and have other writers coach you along the way. If you've ever thought about writing a book, I would encourage you to go to and sign up. Along with thousands of other writers, you'll be writing your story for the entire month of November.

You'll be amazed at how quickly you can write a book once you actually put those first few words on paper.

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Giveaway - The Baby Daddy Interviews

Never read a Tina Martin novel? Well, now here's your chance for free. I am giving away 4 paperback copies of The Baby Daddy Interviews:

To enter, leave a comment with your email address. Four winners will be randomly selected September 30th!

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NEW RELEASE - His Paradise Wife

His Paradise Wife (The Champion Brothers)

His Paradise Wife is the first book in The Champion Men series. While it is a part of a series, it is not a continuation story. Each brother will have his own story. There are three Champion brothers: Dante, Dimitrius and Desmond.

His Paradise Wife is Dante’s story.

What is it about?

Dante is a single, 40 year old, handsome businessman who’s also a widower, having lost his wife seven years ago. He hadn’t met a woman since who could capture his interest and then he lays his eyes on Emily Mitchell.

Emily, who’s a widow, having lost her husband two years ago, has no interest in ever being married again, nor does she think there is another man who could love her more than her deceased husband, Melvin, did. But then again, she haven’t had to deal with one of the Champion men.

Get your copy today on Amazon or Nook.

Happy Reading!

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Kindle Books | Indie Authors | Price Points for Ebooks

Indie authors work very hard to put good, quality fiction out for their fans.

Speaking personally, I like to do a TON of research when working on a story. (Thank goodness for the Internet). I study the setting for my books. I research restaurants, weather, the locals, the hotspots, the houses - for the time I'm writing that particular book, or novella or short story, I immerse myself in it.

Additionally, I end up with several drafts of my books and spend hours editing, printing the work and going through each line.

How do I set my book prices?

Easy. Many people complain about the prices of eBooks. Leave it up to the public, they'll have authors selling their work at $0.00 out of desperation to get somebody, anybody, to read their book. Writing for me is fun and enjoyable but it's also my job. With that being said, I do not think it is necessary to price an eBook at $0.00 UNLESS it's for promotional purposes. As I stated, it's hard work to only be paid nothing in the end.

That's why I base prices on word count instead of page count. Let me tell you why.

I use Microsoft Word to write my books. My last novel was 167 typed pages on Word, but when I uploaded it to Kindle, Amazon shows a page count of 114 pages! That's a big difference!! Therefore, if I'm working on a project and the word count is over 15,000 words, then the starting price will be $2.99. Point. Blank. Period.

People, please don't take an authors hard work for granted. You go to work everyday and get paid by the hour. We work for hours upon hours per day and we do not get paid by the hour. And $2.99 for an eBook is a good deal, versus paying $15.00 for a paperback book.

Just my thoughts.

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