Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A MULTITUDE OF GENRES_WRITER WEDNESDAY

Writing is something that I am passionate about and something that I have created a love affair with so to speak. When I write I am in a world of my own creation and one of my own choosing. I won't say that the outcomes are selected by me or even already known. I have yet to write a story whose ending turned out the way that I expected. Generally the story takes twists and turns that I didn't set out to create. The map that I choose never leads me to the destination that I picked.

As an author I have the freedom to lose myself in the creative process. I love to have music playing in the background as I write. The music is typically indicative of the scenes that I am writing at that time. It helps me visualize the location, the atmosphere, the moods and intensity of my characters' emotions, and portray what they are feeling in the moment.

My women's fiction stories are intertwined with several different genres. From spiritual to drama, and inspirational to an element of romance, my novels contain a bit of it all, including some humor at times. It allows me to connect with readers from varied backgrounds in a conglomeration of shared experiences that people can relate to, and be inspired from. Not only to tell a story, but to let others know they are not alone in their trials. There is unity in shared experiences and people are consoled when they know others are going through similar trials. And even more so they are lifted up when the story has an ending that is realistic, yet positive.

In the excerpt that I'm sharing today Angel's life has been turned upside down. And as is true with most females she is in an emotional state at the moment, and is turning to her best friend, who happens to be a male to help her forget her woes. This portion of the story contains an element of contemporary romance, and passion.

Take a look at Chapter 29 "No More Games" from BeJeweled: The Flight of an Angel.

EXCERPT:


Angel had dressed rather sexy tonight despite the fact that she was chilling with her now best friend. She needed to feel beautiful and sexy, not to grab Alex’s attention, but as women sometimes do she wanted to see that men still desired her, and she knew her outfit would grab attention when they walked through the club doors. She wore a gold lame` bustier that showcased a slight flare at the waistline. Black tight jeans emphasized her small waist and clung to the curves of her plump behind. Her four inch black stilettos easily boosted her height to 5’5” bringing her closer to Alex’s height tonight. She wore black and gold accessories to match her gold purse. In recent weeks Angel had allowed all the color to grow out of her hair and she wore a long black weave parted in the middle, flowing down to the middle of her back.

Alex held on loosely to her waist with one hand as she wriggled her hips and shook her body from side to side. Her arms locked tightly around his neck and she gave him a flirtatious smile and winked her eye at him. Alex’s face did not crack a smile; she didn’t know what was on his mind, but she gathered he was enjoying himself despite the serious look he wore.

Angel turned around and with her back to him she continued to wiggle her hips back and forth. With a low growl emitting from deep within his throat, Alex pulled her closer to him almost crushing her in his arms. There was something possessive about his hold on her as his body swayed back and forth to the pulsating rhythm of T.I.’s “Ball.” When he finally loosened his grip, Angel dropped down low and worked her way back up again, all the while making her butt jump to the rhythm of the beat, hair swinging back and forth. When she reached her full standing height Alex was standing behind her swaying to the beat.

“You’ve got moves for a white boy, if I didn’t know any better I would’ve thought you were a brother,” she teased.

“Alright, girl, I got your white boy. Maybe it’s the Armenian blood running through my veins from my mom and dad,” he winked at her.

When the song came to an end they were prepared to leave, but the DJ played Usher’s “Love in This Club” remix and Alex pulled her back against him. She held onto his neck with one hand while the other hung at her right side. She could feel his large hands tightening around her small waist and those green eyes of his were making love to her right there on the dance floor.

When he licked his lips, Angel thought she was going to lose control and go right over the edge. There was an intense passion ignited in her that she didn’t know existed before this moment, one she was not ready to take on. She had one leg between his and his manhood pressed itself against her thigh, growing and demanding attention. Alex’s head lowered as he pressed a soft kiss against the back of her neck. He wanted her and there was no denying it, she held her head up and looked in his eyes again and that was her mistake. Uh-oh, she thought, I think we just crossed the friends line.

Alex took her bottom lip in between his teeth and bit it. As soon as she flicked her tongue out to soothe the bitten spot, he used his tongue to claim hers in a passionate dance of loving. The kiss was demanding, sensual and powerful at once. All thoughts flew from her head as Angel struggled to maintain her composure. Things were moving too quickly for her and she wanted to regain control of the situation before it went too far.

What did that kiss mean? Damn you, Alex! I’m not ready for this, Angel thought.

She felt the sexual tension in the atmosphere like the heat from asphalt on a hot summer day after the rain. That thought sobered her.

“Hey, Alex. I think we need to sit down for a moment. I think these drinks are starting to get to us,” Angel laughed and begin fanning herself.

“Why don’t we get out of here?” Alex suggested.
BEJEWELED: THE FLIGHT OF AN ANGEL is now on sale on Amazon.  



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by: Chelle Ramsey

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TAKING IT TO THE RADIO

We interact through this blog almost daily. I write posts, you read them and sometimes we converse about the topics discussed. Today I want to invite you to step out of our normal forum and get personal. I would love to have you tune your radio dials in today to Tennessee's Kix 96 F.M. R&B station. I will be interviewed by Kimberly Kaye at 2:30 P.M. EST. I would love to have you join in. You can also listen online at my96kix.com. Come on and check me out. ;)

Monday, August 18, 2014

CAN YOU STAND THE RAIN? MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY MOMENT

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"Good relationships are not just about the good times you share; they’re also about the obstacles you go through together, and the fact that you still say “I love you” in the end." - Unknown

All relationships go through their "honeymoon" period and all relationships sink down to the valley. We all love those mountain highs in the relationships, where we can enjoy the beauty of everything. But what happens when we slip down into our valley lows?

Friday, August 15, 2014

GIRL TALK_SEX: REAL TALK OR TABOO?


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The years come and go and with them so do the girlfriends. The girlfriends that were in my clique in my teens were not the same ones I hung out with in my twenties. Those that I ran around with in my twenties were not in my social circle in my thirties. Now in my forties a couple of them have crossed over into this new area of life with me, and I'm satisfied with that. I was never the female that hung around many females, one to two were the norm, but definitely no more than three.

Through the years the topics of discussion have changed only slightly. One thing has not changed though...the hot topics that we discussed through the years. From boyfriends, to relationships, to marriage, the dominant topic was, is and will be...MEN! Of course they keep our blood pumping, get us heated, angry, passionate, loving, and confused. And they make us oh so hot and bothered! But at the end of the day, we still want, desire, and love them.

One of those topics that some call taboo is the sex life.

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TABOO OR NOT:

  1. P.E.P. (personal equipment plan) - Mama always said be careful about what you share, because sometimes they might get jealous and want what you have. My thoughts on that? As a young lady for some reason it was important to discuss size, frequency, and stamina. As a married woman my girls and me still discuss sex and what gets us going. I especially love book club meetings where the book content gets us heated up. But truthfully...I don't discuss the size of my husband's penis the way that I would have done a boyfriend when I was in my early 20's. Not because I'm a prude or anything, trust me with the stuff that I talk about that would be the last thing anyone would call me. I just don't have a purpose for it anymore. But there are other topics that go on the board between me and my girls. Shhh...he just might be reading this.
  2. Income- I don't mind discussing issues surrounding money...but the exact amount of my salary or my husband's is not open for discussion. What can it possibly add to our friendship or discussion?
  3. Arguments - I am more likely to talk about the subject of an argument between me and my spouse with my girlfriends than I will with my family members. I want to seek their opinion and the beautiful thing is they know they can tell me the truth even if it doesn't agree with my view. Family members just sit back and judge and add nothing for growth or substance. My girls are usually pointing out where I am wrong, or how I could look at it from a different perspective. Some of the arguments are commonplace among relationships, whereas others are unique to your experience and history.
  4. Family Dirty Laundry - I have no problem talking with my closest, long time girlfriends about the issues that my family goes through. Sometimes it helps them to realize their families aren't the only insane ones that need to have their own reality show. While it can be embarrassing to think about the things that goes on in our families, it can make for great laughs...especially when you've had a drink or two in you.

I did a little survey among some of the ladies in my online and offline circles regarding what they would or wouldn't discuss with their girlfriends. In a nutshell here's what they said on the topic of sex...

WHAT LADIES SAID ABOUT SEX BEING A TABOO SUBJECT WITH THEIR GIRLS:

"It depends on the friend. Some of them you can tell anything and others you must exercise caution to avoid offending them."

"Nothing is off limits with my girls."

"No topics are taboo...they are off the chain."

"Nothing is restricted!"

"Some topics are okay, but I don't discuss too much of my intimate life with my girls because that's personal."

"I think topics such as motherhood, fashion, career are open with your girlfriends but topics dealing with your boyfriend/ husband/significant other may be off limits due to the sneaky ho...you know the rest & the judgments."

"I think I share about everything with my closest friends!"

"They might know more than my husband!"

"There are certain things I tell different friends. I myself don't have any taboos but everyone is not comfortable with every topic."

"I am open. If you are a trusted friend, nothing is TMI including, welllll u know."


What are your views on whether or not sex is a taboo subject with your girlfriends? How far in will you go with them?
 
 
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by: Chelle Ramsey

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY_1963

My Mother Frieda in 1963. First Grade.

Today's #throwbackthursday is a year way before my time, because I love history. I oftentimes wonder what life was like for my parents, grandparents and other family members in the 60's.

A time when life seemed to move slower, family was closer, and integrity meant something. But they had their own share of burdens that we have not had to go through. They endured more heartache, suffered more trials, and made more sacrifices than I could ever begin to understand. In the year of 1963 my mom was a little girl and although times were difficult for people of my race then, in some ways life was also simpler: family meant everything and people stood for their beliefs and values.







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 TOP 10 SONGS:

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1. Sugar Shack, Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs
1. Surfin' U.S.A., The Beach Boys
3. The End of the World, Skeeter Davis
4. Rhythm of the Rain, The Cascades
5. He's So Fine, The Chiffons
6. Blue Velvet, Bobby Vinton
7. Hey Paula, Paul and Paula
8. Fingertips, Pt. 2, Little Stevie Wonder
9. Washington Square, Village Stompers
10. It's All Right, The Impressions




HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW:


  • France and West Germany sign treaty of cooperation ending four centuries of conflict on Jan. 22nd.
  • Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me" on February 25.
  • Soap operas "General Hospital" & "Doctors" premier on TV on April 1.
  • US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women on June 10.
  • Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama on June 11.
  • Supreme Court rules against Bible reading/prayer in public schools on June 17.
  • 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school on June 18.
  • On June 22nd "Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips".
  • James Meredith becomes 1st black graduate from U of Mississippi on August 18th.
  • W.E.B. Dubois dies on August 27, 1963.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC on August 28th.
  • September 10th 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama.
  • Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls on September 15th.
  • 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest on October 22nd.
  • November 16th Touch-tone telephone introduced.
  • President Kennedy shot and killed in Dallas, Tex. Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President same day (Nov. 22).
  • Lee Harvey Oswald, accused Kennedy assassin, is shot and killed by Jack Ruby (Nov. 24).
  
SPORTS:

World Series Champs: LA Dodgers

NBA Champs: Boston Celtics

NFL Champions: Chicago Bears
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Writing My Dreams

by: Chelle Ramsey

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