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I am a very quiet person that dabbles in many hobbies.  I have found writing to be my passion to take me away from my stress and help me relax.  Very family oriented, I enjoy spending time with family and friends doing a big cookout or just having a good round of sister talk with the girls. I take each and blessing as a gift and never question why things happen.  We have to take the good with the bad to complete ourselves as a person.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dayton Book Expo and More

Announcing:

The Dayton Book Expo is this weekend.  If you are in the Dayton area, please stop by to see us.  It is free to the public.  Also, I will be releasing more excerpts from my next book "Fighting the Desires." 

More News:

I have also uploaded a new revised version of "Obsessive/Obsession" for Kindle.  Other eBook versions converted correctly.  Available at http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.smashwords.com/, http://www.bn.com/.  For iPod, Kindle, Nook, Sony, Apple and all eBook formats for only $0.99.

Nayla's Dilemma - The Ends of JusticeObsessive/Obsession

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Revised Version of Obsessive/Obsession

Soon available and ready for uploading to Kindle,  a revised version of "Obsessive/Obsession." for Kindle. I apologize for the problems with the original version.  Until available on Amazon again, "Obsessive/Obsession" is available at www.smashwords.com and www.bn.com, www.googlebooks.com and www.scribd.com.  Still for the low price of $0.99.  While waiting for "Obsessive/Obsession" to return, check out "Nayla's Dilemma-The Ends of Justice" available at all the above including www.amazon.com for $0.99.
Nayla's Dilemma - The Ends of JusticeObsessive/Obsession

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Authors Show

Radio interview will be aired tomorrow on The Authors Show.  Will be talking about books and other events.  http://www.theauthorsshow.com/

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Fighting The Desire" Coming Soon

Excerpts are available for reading of my new novel "Fighting the Desire."  The unfinished novel is a romance with just a hint of suspense this time.  Follow Tina Lofton as she struggles to save her dying marriage.  Will the handsome Lieutenant from the Ohio State Highway Patrol be able to help her with this mission or will she fall back into the arms of her cheating husband?

Click on the tab for a free short insight into this developing story.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Improved eReader for Free Sample Read

New and improved eReader for partial free samples of "Obsessive/Obsession" and "Nayla's Dilemma-The Ends of Justice" now available on my blog. 

Sending out prayers and well wishes to the Mitchell family.  I hope to see you back at work soon, we miss you.

Nayla's Dilemma - The Ends of JusticeObsessive/Obsession Purchase at www.amazon.com, www.smashwords.com, www.bn.com, www.scribd.com.  Paperback books available at www.booksbytoye.blogspot.com and www.toyesbrown.webs.com.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

One of Those Days!

Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to pull the covers back over your head and say "not today—maybe tomorrow"? That was my feeling today, although, I didn't get back in bed, I got up and got ready to face my day.

It all started with me dragging my feet in leaving the house. I usually leave early when I need to make a pit stop at the gas station. I didn't do that this morning. I get to the gas station where I want to use my $0.50 off in fuel perks to avoid having to take out a loan for a tank of gas.

My son, who has the strength of hundreds, must have tightened the cap thinking I had the strength of the Incredible Hulk. After fighting with the dang cap for ten minutes, I call him on my cell to let him know I will be returning home so he can take the cap off….time is ticking.

Finally, he comes down and "twist" the cap pops off (of course after my incredible strength has weakened it for him). Back to the gas station I go. I try to scan my card to get the $.50 off for the golden liquid that is almost $4.00 a gallon now, and of course it won't scan….time is ticking.

Into the store, I go to ask the clerk to scan my card and pay so I can pump my gas. She proceeds to tell me she can't do that since I'm paying with a credit card. Crickets start chirping around me when I go speechless for few minutes. Coming out my stupor, she said I had to pay at the pump. Again, I state, the scanner is not working. Again she tells me it should be working since no one else has complained….time is ticking and blood pressure rising.

She follows me outside and tries to scan. "Hmmm, that's weird," she says. "It should work. Sometimes you have to play with it." I don't have time to play with the scanner; I have to be at work in less than forty-minutes. She finally got it to work after standing three feet away from the pump and letting the laser play tag with the card.

Off I go with my golden fuel that I paid only $3.39 a gallon. Sitting at the light, I start to relax, drumming to the music playing on the radio. Then I notice I have been sitting at this light for some time now…time is ticking…anger creeping back up again. It took the light five minutes to change.

I'm making good time once the light changes and I'm finally on my way, deciding to stop at McDonald's for breakfast. Pulled up and only two cars! The car in front of me and myself; I should have known better. The car in front of me had three people and in order to place their order, she had to open the door. Giving the benefit of the doubt, I sit and wait patiently for my turn. Trying not to look at the clock but instead out the rearview mirror, cars are lining up behind me. The clock has flipped to 8:08, the car in front is still ordering.

The radio personality, pleasantly reminds me how many minutes I have before the hour and that I need to be in the garage and clocking in at work. I glance at the clock and it's now 8:10….time is ticking, she is still ordering and my frustration is out the window. I pull around and leave without my coffee or any food.

I hop on the Shoreway with no problem and pull into the garage. Taking a last look around the car, I get out and head for the elevators. After the rough morning, I make it to work with two minutes to spare! I find food and coffee in the building and all is right with the world again.

I guess I learned my lesson today, never procrastinate when you have to make a stop before work. Just get up and keep it moving to avoid all the extra stress. I wonder how many cars are still waiting for that woman to finish placing her order at McDonalds.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Is In The Air


Has Spring finally come to Cleveland?  The birds are chirping and the windows are open for a little fresh air.  The temperatures are supposed to be around seventy today, but for now, it is a little nippy, but not too bad.  Hate to get excited about the weather here, because it changes in a flash….nice and sunny one minute, and a blizzard the next.

I will make the best of it by soaking in the sunshine, maybe firing up the grill.  Nothing says warm weather like the smell of charcoal in the air and searing meat.  I will do something small, not a big holiday barbeque meal.  As much as I like to grill outdoors, I hate cleaning up the mess it makes indoors.

Well, everyone, enjoy your Sunday and don’t forget to give thanks to God for making this day and every day we see possible.

As always, I end my post with a plug.  Follow the Lofton sisters on their journey with “Obsessive/Obsession” and “Nayla’s Dilemma-The Ends of Justice” only $0.99 at www.smashwords.com in all eBook formats.  Also available for $0.99 at www.amazon.com and www.bn.com. 

Nayla's Dilemma - The Ends of Justice Obsessive/Obsession

Paperback versions on sale at www.toyesbrown.webs.com or www.booksbytoye.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Events

Two plugs to get out today.  First, I have my radio interview coming up on April 19th  at The Authors Show.  I will be discussing my books, and what got me inspired to write and self-publish.  Second, the Second Annual Dayton Book Expo will be coming up on April 30th in Dayton, Ohio.  If you are in the area on this day, stop by Sinclair Community College and say hello to me, and meet other authors. 

While this will be a busy month, I’m looking forward to the journey of gaining more experience.  This has been a road of learning for me, some of it being frustrating and some being very exciting, either way, I am taking it all in stride.  I hope to be able to continue writing and publishing more novels in the future, with each getting better as I go along.

I finally have a logo and will reveal it on my author’s page on face book once it is set up.  If you like the logo, please “like” me on my Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toye-Lawson-Brown/212792222069351

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