An Intimate Reading at The Russell

Thank you to Hugh Russell for hosting

Me & My Man’s Wife: A Testimony of Deliverance at The Russell

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I’ve known Hugh, the owner of downtown Hartford’s hotspot, The Russell for many years. He has always been so supportive to me and so many other artists, always opening his doors and giving us an outlet to promote our work and talents. I remember when I was doing Poetz Corner TV, I asked Hugh if I could host season two at The Russell and with no hesitation he agreed.

Two weeks before the release of Me & My Man’s Wife, Henry and I were having dinner at The Russell and I ran into Hugh. I told him about the book and he immediately suggested that we do something there when it came out.  As always he honored his word and on Thursday July 21st I will be at The Russell for an intimate reading.

I am so thankful to Hugh for being so gracious to host this reading. I’m excited about this event because I will be reading some of my favorite scenes and having a Q&A with the audience. You don’t want to miss this, we will be there from 6-8pm with hors d’oeuvres and drink specials for the first hour and the reading beginning at 7. Hope to see you there.

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The Leaked Passages 2 #MAMMW

FullSizeRender-4Good morning, I literally asked God what He wanted me to post today. I give Him all the glory and the honor for where I am and what I’ve been able to accomplish. I promise I would not be here if it weren’t for God’s mercy and His grace. Yesterday, I was getting ready to leave out the door when UPS arrived, and there they were – the paperback copies of my book. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and extremely humbled. This is just more confirmation that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us! I hope you enjoy this snippet.

Passage #2

“I could hear his heartbeat, feel him breathing, and I knew that I wasn’t ready to let him go. I just didn’t know how to keep him. We loved each other, but could our new love handle this? I didn’t know if I was strong enough to wait it out until they got divorced. I didn’t know if I was OK with being the reason they got divorced. My parents are married. I believe in what marriage stands for. I know how sacred marriage is to God. What would that make me if I were the cause of breaking God’s union? I’m sure Pastor Mosley would have lots to say about this.”

#MAMMW Exclusive Book Preview: The leaked passages #1

SHBKI am so excited for this book to come out, I don’t know what to do with myself. Since I’m the impatient person that I am, with only three weeks before the release, I’ve decided to leak some of my favorite passages from the book.  Of course, this is exclusive to my website, so make sure you come back every Saturday until July 2nd for more.

PRE-ORDER NOW AT: www.byreneevisions.com/mammw

PASSAGE 1 #MAMMW

“Terran crawled in the bed. August turned over and wrapped his arms around her belly, then laid his head on her breast. She didn’t even care that they were swollen and tender, she loved when he did this. She kissed him on his forehead and rubbed her hand across his back. He snuggled up closer to her and woke up out of his sleep long enough to whisper, I love you, in her ear. Then he fell sound asleep while she stayed awake enjoying every second of this intimate moment with the man she loved, and periodically thinking about the pink elephant in the room – Casey, the other woman he loved.”

Me & My Man’s Wife: A Testimony of Deliverance

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I have a testimony. In 2009 I started writing a book. It started as a joke. My aunt and I were talking about relationships we’d been in, in our lives and I started to tell her about one of mine that almost killed me. We’d gotten pretty emotional during our talk, but by the end we’d found a way to laugh at ourselves. In our laughter I said to her, “I should write a book about it.” She said, “Girl, please write that book because I want to read it.” Later that night, I went in my room, logged on to my computer, and started typing.

Seven years later, that book is coming out. It took seven years because God had to do so much work on me first. I had to relive a lot of horrible memories and I had to truly be delivered from all of that pain before I subjected myself to the world. Not only had I had to forgive myself and all the parties involved I had to find God in the story. I had to really see His work through my suffering – and I finally did. After three re-writes, three drafts, three editors and a final review, God finally got the glory out of my story.

Now, of course, I had to also fictionalize the story. Although I must admit the first draft was raw and almost identical to the real life version, but after a lot of work it is finally a work of fiction, however, it is based off of real life heartache and struggle that many people face everyday. I pray that someone who reads it will find their own deliverance. That’s my prayer, that someone can be saved and heal from my testimony, my story. I know that it is possible, I’ve lived it. Now all I can do is give God the glory and thank Him for rescuing me out of my darkest moments.