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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Teens in High School in a Coming-of-Age Novel - When Darkness Tries to Hide, Book 2 in Montgomery Lake High Series

Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts

When Darkness Tries to Hide is the second book in the Montgomery Lake High Series and continues with a new story but the same kids from Montgomery High. The struggles of the Young Adults are authentic and reflect many of the issues that teens face today –  bullying, drugs, sex, self-worth, and making good choices. 

I particularly liked how the author instills hope throughout the book and shows the reader how Jesus Christ truly can make all the difference. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

To learn more about Author Stacy Padula, visit her website at

Monday, August 5, 2019

Book Review of "The Right Person" in the Montgomery Lake High Series by Stacy A. Padula

Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts

The Right Person, Book 1 in the Montgomery Lake High Series by Stacy Padula, is a great read for teens and especially teens that struggle with self-worth. The Right Person introduces several young ladies and young men who are freshmen in high school, and they are caught in the crosshairs of coming-of-age and figuring out who they are in relationship to each other and to God as Christians—at least those who attend a church youth group.

If you are a young person and you are struggling to integrate your faith with friends, both male and female, this is the book for you. You will easily relate to the characters in the Montgomery Lake High Series.

Although I am way past my teenage years, I enjoyed reminiscing about those days long ago, and I would have enjoyed reading this as a young adult. I would have learned some things early on rather than the hard way later, and it would have reassured me that many of my insecurities were natural and common, especially when it came to dating.

Author Stacy Padula does a great job understanding the difficulties that teenagers face, and I particularly liked the upbeat ending of The Right Person. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the Montgomery Lake High Series.


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Ten Years Strong, The God of Miracles - New Memoir by Diana Strickland

I talked to God and told Him that I wanted two things from Him. The first thing was that I didn't want anybody to have an opinion about my transformation. I wouldn't listen to anyone about how to dress like a Christian, what music to listen to, what shows to watch. I only wanted God to help me out. You see, in my past, I had tried to change my ways for God. I got too bored with this Christian lifestyle, so I fell right back into sin a lot worse than I was before. 

This time I wanted God to work on me from the inside out. I figured that He knew what He was doing and He would help me out, and I wanted to listen to Him and Him only. The other thing I talked to God about and that was a desire to not move out of the state of New Jersey unless He told me specifically that I had to move. I didn't care what others thought or said.

About Diana Strickland

Diana Strickland is an author of two poetry books, Mercies Of God and Life.  Her third book Ten Years Strong is her latest release. Ten Years Strong is a memoir of her walk with God for ten years.  She currently has an upcoming event with her friend Lashone Caldwell on October 19th in Morristown, NJ.  Please visit her website, for detailed information. 
Diana has her certificate in Biblical studies and is currently attending Bible classes at her church in Whippany, NJ.  Along with publishing books, studying, and working two jobs, she also volunteers at the Food Pantry.  She just started hosting vision board workshops/parties at a shelter that's currently sponsored by her place of employment.  Diana loves to give back to the community as she once suffered her own story of homelessness.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Special Summer Offers for Your Reading Bucket List

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Interview of Lorilyn Roberts About Her Life, Writing, Plus Marketing Tips - on Allauthor

Lorilyn Roberts was born in Tampa, Florida, and she and her mother moved to Atlanta when she was four.  "I don’t remember the streets where we lived because we lived in so many different places. My mom, a single mother and newly divorced, was homeless for a while, and so I have vague memories of staying with friends, acquaintances, and living in boarding houses. I didn’t know my birth father until I was thirty. Read full interview...

Click to Tweet: In fifth grade a teacher accused me of plagiarism. My stepfather went to the school. I had been writing for two years, and my parents knew I didn’t need to plagiarize anything. That was a big moment in my relationship with my stepfather.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Seventh Dimension Series Bundle Now Available on Amazon

Seventh Dimension Series has won over 30 book awards, now available exclusively on Amazon

The Seventh Dimension Series Bundle includes The Door, The King, The Castle, The City, The Prescience, and The Howling. The Seventh Dimension Series has won over thirty book awards and is more than 1650 pages in length. “Time is an illusion until God's appointed times,” is a major them of the series based on A.W. Tozer's quote in The Pursuit of God: “A spiritual kingdom lies all about us, enclosing us, embracing us, altogether within reach of our inner selves, waiting for us to recognize it. God Himself is here waiting our response to His Presence. This eternal world will come alive to us the moment we begin to reckon upon its reality.”

The two young protagonists, Shale Snyder, an American, and Daniel Sperling, an Israeli, meet in the Seventh Dimension—a reality outside of time. Shale and Daniel’s love for each other is conflicted over their opposing spiritual beliefs that seem irreconcilable. The story covers many years as the young couple mature, and the last book, The Howling, culminates with startling revelations concerning the future and Daniel’s missing father.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Five Star Readers' Favorite Book Review of the New Release "Seventh Dimension - The Howling" by Christian Fantasy Author Lorilyn Roberts

Reviewed By Ray Simmons for Readers’ Favorite

Some of the greatest stories you will ever read can be found in the Bible. From beginning to end, that’s mostly what the Bible is, a collection of great stories. But there are always a few people who read those stories and think they can tell them better and can adapt them to a tone more suited to a modern reader. Usually, they can’t but sometimes they can. When they get it right, it is a thing of true beauty. That’s what you have in The Howling, Book 6 in the Seventh Dimension series. Lorilyn Roberts has taken parts from all over the Bible and woven them into something new, beautiful, and true to the spirit of the original. I like that it is written for a Young Adult audience. So many of the spiritual books seem to be targeted at older people. I don’t think that’s fair. Young people need spiritual works targeted specifically for them sometimes.

The Howling is the last book in the series and though I did not read any of the other books in this series, I have read other books based on this material, so I enjoyed The Howling as a stand-alone story. Having said that, I am probably going to go back and read the series from the beginning and in order. This is what Lorilyn Roberts suggests in the introduction. She assures us that though we get the main story, there is some back story and building blocks that might make a difference. I believe her, though I went ahead and finished this book. The characters were too engaging and the plot too intriguing for me to stop once I picked it up. I love this type of story and I loved this book. I think everyone will but especially those with a Christian background.

Seventh Dimension - The Howling will be released on June 1st and is available now at a special price of $2.99 across all e-book platforms. After June 1, the price will go up to $4.99. 

Daniel Sperling enters the Seventh Dimension shortly before the return of the Messiah. As one of the 144,000 Jewish evangelists called by Yeshua, the horrors of the Day of the Lord take center stage. Discernment in the seen—and faith in the unseen—can mean the difference between life and death as God teaches perseverance. Daniel’s love for Shale and Shira grows amid revelations concerning the future and the fate of his father. As the Kingdom of God draws near, a new world order, built on a matrix of deception, makes Daniel’s calling more perilous and deadly. His race to the finish, where time is an illusion until God’s appointed times, is heroism at its finest—and demonstrates God’s profound love in the heart of all of those who seek Him.

Here are links to get your copy of the final book in the Seventh Dimension Series for 40% off.

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Quotable Quote from The Howling

As my eyes became heavy, the strange conversation in the chariot haunted me. Those voices—I’d heard them another time also, arguing over my future. God had kept the vision from me until now—but why? When I closed my eyes, I remembered it, but this time, I knew the dream was slightly altered.

Someone called my name. “Daniel G. Sperling.” I looked and saw a very tall creature wearing a black robe. He held a large book in his hand. 

Another well-built supernatural creature dressed in a shimmering white robe appeared, blocking the other’s path so he couldn’t reach me. “You can’t have him. His name is in the book now.”

The supernatural being gritted his teeth. “He’s mine.”

The authoritative voice raised his voice. “Your power is diminishing, Lucifer.”

“I’m still the prince of the air, Michael.”

“His soul has been purchased, and you can’t have him.”

“Michael, his death is imminent.” 

“His time has not yet come, you fallen one, and you are not all-knowing.”

The two argued back and forth.

The man in the white robe held up his hands. “The race is not over, Lucifer.”  Michael turned his eyes to me. “Finish your journey, Daniel. Know you are highly esteemed, and keep seeking the truth.”


The Seventh Dimension Series has won over thirty book awards. This is Lorilyn's eleventh book. To learn more, visit

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

New Book On Dating by Devine Matthews - Things You Don't Know About Dating & Marriage That Could Hurt You

ST.  CLAIR SHORES, MI.— In light of all the news about domestic abuse, senseless murders related to abuse, author, Devine Matthews sensed an urgency to move forward with publishing a book. This book was passed onto her by her dearly beloved friend, Pastor Mary Crawford, before she died.
Pastor Crawford had a community organization called "Beyond the Abuse." She was very passionate about helping and educating women about domestic violence. It is because of the tragic loss of those that were very dear to her, she set out to help as many women as possible throughout her lifetime.
"It truly breaks my heart and I am disheartened every time I see or hear news about young girls and women who have been physically abused or killed due to domestic abuse," Matthews said. "This book contains rich and valuable information that I believe will be life-saving for many!" She continues, "This book is dedicated to Mary and all those who have lost their lives due to domestic violence."
Things You Don't Know About Dating & Marriage That Could Hurt You is a book that contains practical and spiritual insights, references on dating and powerful advice in the area of marriage success. Pertinent information is shared with regard to warning signs/ red flags to be aware of when considering a partner.  A domestic abuse survivor shares her story, a 40-year-old virgin shares her testimony and Devine who has been married for 25 years shares her advice on how to have a successful marriage.

To Purchase from Amazon Click Here.

Amazon Review

Format: Kindle Edition
My friend Devine Matthews writes lucidly and bravely on a topic that has been long ignored by the church. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the US. One in four members of the faith community are victims or survivors of this epidemic. All of the information is there: How to help, where to go for resources, plus lots of compassion for those who have been caught in the grip of a violent relationship. What I like most about this book is that the author gives instructions on what to look out for before the relationship becomes serious. Is he possessive? Does he expect her to give him an account for all of her time? This book speaks to several issues and provides a great deal of insight and direction.
The Bible has much to say on the marriage responsibilities of both the man and the woman, but some in our culture cite only those verses that require women to submit to their husbands, even during abuse. But men are to love their wives as Christ loved the church--his role is to protect her and not harm her or attempt to take away her life. This book's greatest strength is the presentation of how women can avoid getting into an abusive relationship, but if it occurs then she can (and should) walk away. It is easy to read, straightforward, yet sensitive to those trying to make a decision about leaving an abusive relationship. I would highly recommend it to anyone considering marriage or is in an abusive situation. It is a true breath of fresh air for those who are being abused and wonder how they can leave and still honor God.

About the Author

Devine Matthews is an author, freelance writer, director, producer, songwriter, television and radio host, screenwriter, playwright and evangelist. Devine's devotion in helping others has led to featured articles in the Detroit Free Press, Christian Examiner, Inland Valley News, PRWeb, A Woman’s World and A Christian Place Magazine. She was contributing writer for the book about family life titled, “Happy Wife, Happy Life.” Devine wrote, directed and produced a powerful and compelling short film titled, "Reach Your Dream,’’ that was selected for premiere screening review at the Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. She also successfully produced two popular television shows, Youth Unlimited Show and Gospel TV that aired on Time Warner Cable Television for six years.