September 2014 Newsletter

The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.

Dear Readers,

The life of a farmer can be a difficult one. It is a job full of responsibility and it requires long hours, hard work and a whole lot of faith. It is often a thankless job and even after a season of hard work and dedication to the work, there is no guarantee that come harvest time, there will have anything to harvest. However, farming is an industry steeped in tradition and deeply ingrained in the bloodline of the American psyche. It is in fact an industry that is necessary for the survival of us all.

At one point in history, farming was a major industry here in America. However, over the course of time, the farmer and his farmland have slowly begun to disappear. It has become far less lucrative as land becomes more valuable than crops. What was once a natural part of our landscape is fast becoming a thing of the past as we have discovered ways to genetically engineer our crops, produce and livestock. We can simply get in our cars and drive to the supermarket and purchase anything that we need without much thought to when and where it was produced. We have become a right now kind of generation who does not have to wait for a crop to be in season in order to purchase it. We have become so accustomed to getting what we want right now that we fail to see how our actions and purchasing power is changing the landscape and livelihood of the world around us.

Whether we realize it or not, the principals of farming can be applied to our own everyday lives. Our intent is to produce a crop that can sustain us, our families and the world around us. And just like the farmer, our crop will require hard work, long hours and a whole lot of faith. We will plant seeds of faith in our lives with the hope that our harvest will sustain us through today and tomorrow and with the intent on passing on our legacy, our farm to the next generation.

And just like the farmer, man and the elements will come against us. There will be days when we may feel as though our efforts are useless and nonproductive. The rain and the wind will leave us heartbroken and bruised as it threatens to destroy all that we have dared to create. Others will look at us and wonder why? Why do we continue to labor in the fields when we can't possibly produce anything of substance.

And just like the farmer we will get up in the darkness of the early morning light. Get dressed and go out and work our fields. We will continue to plow the hard and fallow ground in the hopes of planting seeds in fertile soil that will take root and produce a harvest to bless not only us and our families but a harvest that will bless others in the world around us.

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Infinite

Jacqueline D. Moore


The Premiere of
“Real Life, Real Faith with Cheryl Lacey Donovan!”

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“Real Life, Real Faith with Cheryl Lacey Donovan” is an explosive and spiritually uplifting show led by a former teen mom turned Motivational Speaker, Evangelist, Award-winning Author and Life Coach. Trust “Real Life, Real Faith with Cheryl Lacey Donovan” to help women become the change they want to see in their lives by helping them to identify their strongholds and tearing them down one at a time. Helping women and families in crisis, Cheryl, while utilizing her spiritually-uplifting technique and delivery, will lay the foundation for healing as she helps women and families begin to identify their truth.

Asheville Literary Reunion
Meet Elissa Gabrielle, Lorraine Elzia, Jessica A. Robinson, Sharel E. Gordon-Love and H.M. Trey
at the Asheville Literary Reunion.
Saturday, November 1, 2014


The September issue of Modern Flavor Magazine is live and
features Chef Rock Harper!

Recipes, drinks, What's in Season, Weight Loss Success Stories and more!



Elissa Gabrielle named
Associate Publisher of
Modern Flavor Magazine!
Check out the wonderful offerings of the premiere culinary magazine at

Elissa Gabrielle’s EYE OF THE BEHOLDER named USA TODAY’S
“Must-Read Romance!”

"The beauty of Gabrielle's voice is the deep emotional cadence as we enter each character's point of view. In those special worlds, she writes with the talent to keep you immersed so that you can understand and empathize with their motivations and the conflicts that may overwhelm. Skillful and full of artistry, Gabrielle shares a powerful romance worthy of its resolution." 

~Michelle Monkou for USA TODAY

See full recommendation HERE
Our Legacy is What Matters Most
Shop Peace In The Storm Publishing Titles at Amazon for Kindle and Paperback!
(Click book covers to order)

Jerusalem "Jay" Jones has experienced the uglier side of life. As an Iraq war Veteran, he is a hero for bravely putting his life on the line to serve his country. But that unselfish act resulted in him lying in a Veteran’s hospital with injuries he sustained from the war. His present circumstance should be a cakewalk for Jerusalem considering what he has wit- nessed both as a child and while in the heat of battle. The pleasantries of love, laughter and life have always seemed to elude him. From his early days as a child growing up abused and terrorized on the tough streets of Newark, to being all that he could be in the military, Jerusalem’s life has been anything but pleasant and attractive when viewed from the surface. Now, vulnerable and reclusive, he must face the world he joined the military to escape, armed with only dark secrets from his past, a bruised and burdened psyche and limits to him physically.

Jill Lopes longs to fix the wounded and broken, but before she can heal the sick, she must first mend her own battle scars of unhappiness and resistance, and find a way to push past the experiences that haunt her. When fate boldly steps in and introduces itself into Jerusalem's and Jill's lives, they realize that the challenges we meet in life hold the power to open us to a higher, more meaningful existence. Will they both be able to view the world for what it really is under the clear truth of who they are and what they are capable of becoming together? Does beauty really lie in the eye of the beholder?

Experience the power of love on this redemptive journey where the purpose of the tribulations in one's life, will be empowered to reveal the gifts they bring.

Peace In The Storm Publishing
When We Were One by zaji

When We Were One
by zaji

A race of women have lived in relative peace for centuries. But strange forces have come through the ages to finish what was started.

The opposing forces have their eyes on these special sisters who are unaware of what is on the horizon. These visitors will do anything to acquire the secrets of this ancient culture.

These women are unique in many respects, but none of their abilities can outweigh their ancient methods of reproduction. This, and the very thing that makes them strong, are what the visitors seek.

The sisters must go back through the annals of cycles gone to learn what they’d forgotten. It is in the past that they might be able to save their future.

When We Were One takes readers on a tour through memories of days gone. It is a journey that uncovers the soul of women and the spiritual miles they’ve trod. When We Were One honors nature and the vastness of the many universes that speckle the darkness.

This story honors women and their relationships. And it honors men and their connection to women.

"A searingly imaginative and inventive work...Zaji's feat of infusing a richly-depictive speculative world with historical roots is brilliant. Bravo! "When We Were One" introduces one of America's most brilliant writers to a reading public hungry to return to reading storytellers who have taken their craft to the next level. Zaji is one, and we can only speculate on what she will hit us with next."

- Kalisha Buckhanon, author of Upstate and Conception, winner of the American Library Association's Alex Award, the Terry McMillan Young Author Award and Friends of American Writers 2009 Literary Award in Fiction


"When We Were One is speculative fiction that takes the reader into a place and 'moment' outside of [the] element of time that feels intensely familiar to the reader's spirit. What is most profound about this book is that if you are a 'brown' sister, you may feel at home in 'Gaia' --where the story takes place--with the inhabitants, a race of women called 'Parthonites'.

This book provides life-lessons, and it will leave the reader questioning our world with all of its history of deep dark secrets, and how those secrets lead to the condition of a particular race of people. The reader is left to examine him/herself and his/her purpose for this world."  

- Martha Kimbrough, IN5 (Go On Girl! Book Club)


"When We Were One is an eclectic blend of uniquely crafted social commentary with the oral tradition of our ancestors.  The story, told in the vein of Ursula Le Guin's The Gift and Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower, is rife with parables and truths, questions and thoughts of a future that could be."

- Naleighna Kai, author of Every Woman Needs a Wife

Coming Soon from H. M. Trey
Window to the Soul of a Man


The things men don’t talk about…the matters of the heart. Being able to truly see into the soul of a man and understand the deep-rooted emotions that he hides from the rest of the world can be an impossible feat to accomplish. It takes a very special eye to see through the shadowed window to a man’s soul. This is no different as it pertained to Trevor Alexander. He enjoys the life of a smooth talking bachelor who could come and go as he pleases…or so he thinks. Circumstances, and an unfortunate life-changing experience in his past, made him the man that he is today. Once a one-woman man until the travesty of a relationship, he vowed never to be that gullible again for his soul had been forever changed. He tucked away the hurtful skeletons of his past into a dark, deep corner and was hell bent on keeping them from escaping out of the locked closet in his heart.

The window to Trevor’s soul was shut off to the world, never to be opened again; at least that was the game plan. That is, until a woman with a very unique name – Deisyre Moore – came along, breathing life back into his soul. Her ability to see beyond his pain and show him how to love again starts a process that allows Trevor to open up his emotional window again; something that he never thought possible or saw coming. What he also didn’t see coming was the ghost from his past clawing for an opportunity to enter his world again to reopen old wounds.

Trish Parker, Trevor’s first true love and the mother of his deceased son, reappears and brings a cloud of trouble back over Trevor’s life; which leads to potential deadly situations that Trevor is left to encounter. Her reemergence brings chaos into Trevor’s life, forcing him to face the pain that he buried away with his son…the very pain that led Trevor to create a character for himself to live by which is the polar opposite of who he was prior to a life-altering tragedy. As Trevor’s life gets flipped upside down, he has to make a decision to re-enter his past and make amends on what he should have done in the first place. One woman causes a crack, the other threatens to shatter it…will Trevor’s decision to reopen the window to his soul and face his past be the ultimate death of him?



Change Me For My Season presents life-changing events that shake Tonya, Denise and Lisa to the core of their beings. The three friends have gone through seasons of life together since childhood, and now that they are older, understanding of how precious life is and how quickly it can be taken or given is sobering. Divorce, pregnancy and death are the things the ladies have to come to terms with while raising their own children to adulthood...but will they be able to wrap their hearts and minds around the life-altering events of their lives?

There are natural seasons in life that may remain intact for predictable and expected periods of time, but we cannot expect the same of God’s seasons in our lives.


The woman you love to hate is back once again with even more drama than ever before.

In a quest to start a new life Denise makes the decision to move to Florida and while in route she meets world renowned televangelist Donovan Rodgers and her life changes forever. Finally she feels like she has found the man of her dreams. But not everyone seems to be on board with their whirlwind romance especially not Donovan’s assistant Malcolm. After Denise says “I do” she realizes the person she thought she married and the person she is actually married to are two different people.

Randy has finally decided to move on with his life and date his ex-girlfriend from the past Alexis. For once in his life he feels like he is in absolute paradise. Things start to get a little sticky however when Alexis ex-boyfriend Teddy emerges out of the middle of nowhere.

Terri and Carlos are enjoying their lives as newlyweds but the honeymoon soon ends when Carlos daughter Lily comes to stay with them for the summer.

Secrets, lies, and double lives all collide in this explosive tale. You think you really know someone but you have no idea...


Glowing Embers in a Dying Fire
By Elissa Gabrielle and Angelia Vernon Menchan


Two Literary Powerhouses unite on a soul-stirring journey that will challenge your conventional thinking; an incredible piece of literature guaranteed to ignite your senses, and fill your spirit. Elissa Gabrielle and Angelia Vernon Menchan, two storytellers who will conquer universal themes of the power of forgiveness, overcoming adversity and standing tall even after the fire dies.

Angelia Vernon Menchan

Elissa Gabrielle

Write and Grow Rich
by Deondriea Cantrice
with Foreword by Elissa Gabrielle

You wrote a book now what? With tens of thousands of books being published every day, authors have to find creative ways for their books to be visible, entice readers to purchase their books and tell others to buy them as well.

Reading Write and Grow Rich, you will learn:

· What it takes to effectively market your book?
· Why social media presence is important?
· How to build a loyal fan base?
· And much, much more!!!

Write and Grow Rich is a roadmap, not a blueprint that will assist you in moving your book from the shelf into the hands of readers. You have already invested your time by writing a book, now it’s time to get a return on your investment!