All posts tagged: Miranda A. Uyeh

Nine Things About Anguillara Sabazia, Italy, Seven About Lagos City & A Giveaway! ~ Did You Know …

Friends! Today marks the first of the last seven days of the Child of Grace blog tour, apart from Sunday, which I set aside for a special poetry feature for the book. These seven days will be dedicated to exposing more of To Die Once. Also, to win an ecopy of To Die Once, that is, apart from the weekly ten winners, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog or on my facebook. Everyday, a winner will be selected, and they will be featured on my blog in the month of June–seven winners, seven features! Today, we’ll talk a little bit about Anguillara Sabazia and Lagos, two of the four settings in To Die Once. Here it goes! Did you know … 1. That even though Anguillara Sabazia is just a town, it has it’s own coat of arms like a country? 2. That it is on a beautiful lake called Bracciano, as well as another called Mantigno. The two lakes and the surrounding area have been declared a Regional …

Sunny Sunday Poetry Special Feature ~ Rodrigo’s Tale (To Die Once, PArt 4)

Hello Everyone! It’s a blog tour stop! First of, let me say, “Happy, happy Easter Sunday!” I personally believe it’s no coincidence that this Sunday is found within the period of the blog tour for my book, To Die Once, and more especially, Rodrigo’s story written in poetry style. To Die Once is a story of grace–God’s healing power and redemption. To all my readers, I hope you enjoy this piece!   ~ Tales of a Cunning Man Redeemed by Grace ~ Swiftly and deftly, I move as fleet It’s fun, it’s groovy when I can’t be beat I’ll make my name, take my place, and carve my seat High up in the sky despite the race’s heat It has been this way for as long as I know To win, to conquer wherever I go Come rain, come shine, hail or snow I will have my way, I won’t take no So why, then does this beautiful woman–Jenny–think that She’ll turn me away and fling me like a hat With one glance, a cold …

Sunny Sunday Poetry Special Feature & Giveaway! ~ Jennifer’s Story (Matter’s of the Heart) ~ To Die Once

My fair lady, they say, but my name is Jennifer I dreamed of a life full of love that’s Tender Was it wrong to wish on willows for norms that were Gentler? Or hold unto a man whose love promised me Better? I didn’t mean it; I didn’t see it Coming Passion and romance so rich and Stunning Swept into the arms of a man so Cunning He teased my senses so, and I stopped Running When I realized the truth, it was too Late My feet had sunk beyond redemption’s own Pate My heart, my soul, I’d given and promised to Wait For the one I called my love, my all, my true Mate I could swear my joy was God’s own Fate Bestowed upon me in bountiful Rate Why else was it sweet like delicious Date Or beautiful like roses hung on a Gate But little did I know that a bit of a Lie Was poison that could kill and cause me to Die To die once—my love, my heart—I Sigh Rodrigo, …

Sunny Sunday Poetry Special Feature~ Blog Tour Stop for the Child of Grace Book Series: To Die Once (Part 1 & 2)

Dear friends, This is a blog tour stop for my upcoming release, To Die Once, an inspirational romance in the Child of Grace book series! These poems were composed in honor of the release of this book. Stay tuned for part III, IV, V, VI & VII in the coming Sundays! Part I ~ The Love Story This is a love story Not one full of glory Diced with thorns, but not gory Oh, just listen to the story! Two unequally yoked hearts Come together as hinged carts At first it seemed pretty like the arts But soon came along piercing darts It began with a simple kiss Full of passion and even bliss But oh did they miss That without God their love was a diss You could see they felt so alive Much more than bees in a hive Like stars–awarded a perfect five Cos they swore to love’s depths they’d dive But soon the winds of trouble came blowing The thorns beneath the roses unfolding They pierced, they tore like a lion …

An Update from this Writer … Also ~ What Makes A Good Book?

Hello folks! First, let me apologize for not paying as much attention to this blog as I should have these past weeks. Things have been really crazy, but good. I thank God for that. It caused me to take a step back and give myself a very much needed break. Read some books that have shocked, teased and made me laugh. And yes, in the coming reviews you might come across these words a lot, ‘this book surprised me’, ‘this book turned out better than I thought’, or something along that line. I selected a few from publishing houses, while others were from authors that personally contacted me. And yeah, two authors finally got me to become YA fans—Rektok Ross and Emily Camp, the review for their books, ‘Prodigal’ and ‘Here Comes the Light’—such lovely reads will be coming shortly as well. You can follow my reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, Shelfari and on my blog. And because I post on Scripity.com, you will find them there as well. Also took a break from researching Paris …

I Am Ruth

There are the days when the quote, “when one door closes, another one opens,” seems incomplete and inadequate. Why? It neglects to mention the waiting period between the closing of the old door and the opening of the new one. This waiting period is what some of us would like to call, the dark hallway. Let me explain. Between the two doors is an [imaginary] hallway—the place where we are when the old door of comfort, bliss, steadiness, normalcy or regularity has been shut, and the new one which should usher one into a place of certainty of the future, hasn’t been opened yet. It is a place of darkness, confusion, and sometimes even, depression and despair. In this place, it feels like your feet is not on solid ground. This hallway is the point where many doubts about past decisions arise, questions about the unsure present surface, and discouragement wages war against what was once a seemingly bright future. For any Christian going through this experience, it’s a defining moment in your life. If you’re …