Take A Loss 2 Win - Bestseller
Take A Loss 2 Win, an exciting real-life account of a young fashion mogul’s journey of becoming a man, while following his passion and chasing his dreams. What he didn't know was life happens, and sometimes, you don’t have control of what comes your way; Stealing, drug dealing, prison, joblessness, homelessness, and so much more!
Can you go through the ups and downs of life without letting it crush your dreams and destroy your destiny? Can you Take A Loss 2 Win?
They Can't Hold Me Down
In a world where negativity from other people has brought the best of the best to their demise, Venture's stories of challenges, family struggles, and workplace opposition, will bring the best out of anyone looking to improve their life. From a small town girl, to an award winning coach, model, pageant winner, and sports commentator, Venture has tried to live her life to the fullest. She chronicles her journey in her first book, They Can't Hold Me Down.
As I began to write my book, “They Can't Hold Me Down,” I sat back and looked at life. I look at my life as I was growing up in the small town of Hooks, Texas, where everyone got along with each other. If you got in trouble at school, you got in trouble at home. The teachers never retire. They work until they are 80. For real y'all...How old is Mrs. Baker? No one really knows. There was only one stoplight in the whole town. That is unless you count the one for Red River Army Depot. The police officers knew everyone. So much so that one time when my dad had drunk a little too much, we all decided to drive him home. We were young girls; I think Christal was 12, Misty was 9, and I was maybe 8 years old. The police officer stopped us and then followed us home to make sure we made it safely. I guess he figured it was safer for us to drive than dad. I want everyone to take a look into the life of a country girl who always tried to “Do it Big” daily. So much so that I want to inspire others to continue to do great things or begin if you have not started. I have traveled the world, interviewed celebrities, NBA players, NFL players, WNBA players, and music moguls. I have also spoken to groups that are considered the elite. I have truly been blessed, and I hope that this book will motivate others to one day set big dreams and always strive to reach them.
Texarkana, TX, April 6, 2020 - In the midst of a virus that has shocked the world, Venture Watson intends to bring hope, guidance, love, and light to the world in her unique way. In her first release on College Boy Publishing, she brings her best self in; They Can't Hold Me Down.
Available Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the title itself speaks of her trials and tribulations facing rare health issues, trials of life, family, motherhood, and coming of age in a small town.
Her resilience through every trial paints a picture of what God can and will do for you. You will laugh, cry, and be put right into the adventures of Venture, as she tells of experiences in ways in which only she can.
Venture Watson is a wife, mother, teacher, coach, pageant winner, mentor, sportscaster, and lover of life. Like many teachers, she's been adjusting to the new teaching mediums in place due to schools across the country being shut down. "While we teachers always appreciate and need a break, one of the main reasons why you teach is the interaction with the children. Right now, we can't interact with them in the manner we're used to interacting," says Venture.
All parents are having to make adjustments during these times and seem to appreciate teachers more and more each day. According to Venture, "My nieces and nephews are temporarily staying with us because my sisters work in corporate America and run their own businesses. So, we are all working together and making adjustments. Helping with homework, games, and making good memories. It's been a lot of fun having all of them together."
When asked what she wants people to get from the book, "I hope people will read my book, They Can't Hold Me Down, and be encouraged not to be mentally held down during these trying times. Let it be a reminder that life is full of adventures, joy, pain, laughs, cries, and most importantly never forget to go after their dreams. Times like this help us to refocus and appreciate all the blessings we already have," says Venture.
There's rarely a time of isolation that can't be made more enjoyable with a good book. Venture Watson's, They Can't Hold Me Down, is a perfect and enjoyable read for book lovers who love family, God, good food, travel, sports, and country living.
The Investment of Love
In his second book, Clydell White, brings his newest addition to his arsenal, entitled The Investment of Love. Love and relationships tend to be one of the biggest challenges people face nowadays. The challenges seem to get worse by the year. The desire to be in a healthy relationship seems be present amongst most people from all walks of life, however, the knowledge of how maintain a healthy relationship over many years often remains a mystery. During his 18 year relationship Clyde has faced many challenges with his wife Ebony of over 16 years by his side. He says that his ability to remain focused on making good on his word and reaping the benefits of his investment to love, honor, and cherish her has taught him that successful relationships of all kinds require specific traits that can be taught and learned by both the man and the woman. In the Investment of Love, he gives a detailed snapshot through real life examples, nature, and personal encounters between he and his wife Ebony. Preface:Things have changed, technology is ever advancing, and the culture of our society is a foreign language from the days of an adult's past upbringing. Thus, the days of dating are far beyond sending a handwritten love letter asking someone you think you like, "Do you like me? Please circle yes or no." In fact, the ways we communicate have evolved. Love letters are a thing of the past. The thrill of a steady and patient chase in pursuit of winning the heart of an individual has been robbed by speedy social media inboxing with hopes of expeditiously transitioning into sexting. The sum of these condensed processes usually equal one-night stands filled with mornings of regret. If you have had this type of experience, you are probably suffering from a reservation to try again. So what do you do? If you're like most people, you block out random people and prevent yourself from giving anyone else you are unfamiliar with a chance. Then, you tell yourself you will only get involved with people you really know or have known for some time. Once putting thought into this, you begin to think and search online for friends from your past, classmates, and old work associates. Only to discover them now happily married, or interested in genders opposite of your own! Reality sets in that maybe you didn't know them as well as you thought you did. Either way, your biological clock continues to tick as time waits for no one. You then must face the reality that either you are going to take a risk on love again or stay single for the rest of your life. In the chapters to come, I will use my more than 20 years of experience in finding love and building a healthy marriage with my wife of 16 years. Love is definitely an investment. My question for you is, "Are you prepared for the expense?" Let's find out in the chapters to come.~Clydell WhiteThe Chapter titles are below:1. The Investment of Love2. Processes3. To Kill a Ladybug4. Aim for The Head5. Boaz is not the only Man6. Ask For Help7. Men are Cheetah's8. Let Her Leopard9. When Fathers Release Sons10. Dating With A Purpose11. Communicating on Purpose12. Public Front, Private Fun
It's Never A Fair Game
Imagine being born to a mother who didn't care about her life, let alone your life, to the point she decides to shoot up just before delivering you. Your chances of survival would be nothing short of a miracle, right? So goes the story of Miracle Johnson.
After her birth, she winds up immediately in the foster care system, spending her earliest years, parent-less. Her mother finally cleans her life up and becomes focused on raising her miracle baby who is now a preteen. The only issue is, the streets keep calling Loretta back to her kingpin boyfriend, James.
Can James let the streets go and become the family man Loretta and Miracle need him to become? Or will Loretta risk her life and her daughter's relationship to prove her love and loyalty to her man?
Miracle soon realizes one thing about life, "It's Never a Fair Game!" All she wants is a normal life free of foster care and her mother Loretta clean from drugs and the street life. Sometimes the life you wanted ends up worse than the life you already had.
From the Book:
Loretta could tell that James was high and she seduced him. She lightly pushed him on the bed and started unbuckling his belt and unzip-ping his jeans. James just grinned like he knew what was in store for him.
Loretta proceeded to take off his pants, moving very slowly and seductively. Once his pants were completely off, she grabbed his dick with her hands and said, “Now close your eyes and let your boo take you away from all of your troubles, baby.” She put James’ penis in her mouth, and he suddenly felt his blood rushing through his veins. It felt as if he was getting a massage by her throat. With his eyes rolling back in his head, he felt paralyzed from the rhythmic suction of her luscious lips and moist tongue. He enjoyed every minute of this unex-pected pleasure.
After she pleased James, she looked at him and said, “James, if you won’t leave the streets for me, then can I at least be your part-ner? Can I help you and be a part of what you’re trying to build, James?”
James seriously stared at her “Loretta, this is life or death. The business I’m in is dan-gerous. It’s not for suckas. You have a child to look after. If anything happens to you or we get busted, then what happens to Miracle?
Confessions of a Preacher's Daughter
Confessions of a Preacher's Daughter, is a memoir that delves into the internal struggles in the life of a young lady growing up as a preacher's daughter. After years of emotional and physical wrecklessness, she searches deep within to figure out the question, "Why me?"
A preacher's kid shouldn't have this many struggles, and the family unit should be one filled with love and longevity. Journey with Tameka through years of her life as she shares intimate feelings and experiences brought on by others and some she caused herself. Let her story be a testimony and an inspiration to help heal, bless, and prosper you in the current season of your life.
A Wise Man Once Said
40 of the Most Empowering Quotes for Daily Christian Living
Message from the Author: I pray that you found this book to have been one to change your thought process on how you view Christianity as it pertains to the world. Writing this book not only changed my heart, but it changed my life. I have never found a joy so unique that I would have thought that I would have the guts to put it into words. Yet, I did. This was the outcome.
I pray that you find the book just as enriching as I did writing it. I believe that you will be able to take away with you a well-refined wisdom; One which has been tried and tested through the fire. It took me six years to complete this masterpiece. So, know that the prize that you have now has been earned with much integrity and determination. Thank you for this chance to show you my most inner-thoughts and my transparency to be real in a time where truth finds her place under the sun.
Transition (A Novel) - Bestseller
Nichole Roberts is a beautiful young woman with a bright future ahead of her. It is her eighteenth birthday, and she cannot wait to celebrate it at what will soon be known as the party of the year. With her family and best friend by her side, everything seems perfect, that is, until that night.
A romantic evening with her handsome and mysterious boyfriend turns tragic, and Nichole’s life takes a turn for the worse. Confused about what has happened to her, Nichole wakes up to find everything that she holds dear has been taken from her in a way she never knew existed. Will she ever come to terms with what she has become? Or, will she seek revenge against the one person that has wronged her.
From the book:
The sun descends and the moon rises, giving the only light that illuminates the darkness. Wind blows silently as if it is trying to tell me a secret. Our steps are quiet, we move like the wind walking along the forest floor, as we make our way to the hole I crawled out of just a few months ago.
We whip past the trees, rocks, and grass like we are floating in the air. The animals in the forest are neither seen nor heard. They are hiding, but I know they are out there. I can hear the steady pace of their hearts and the blood flowing in their veins.
We make it to our destination. No words spoken, no sentiments given. There is just quiet contemplation and preparation churning in our minds. I look at Jade and she nods. She quickly turns and climbs the tall tree, near me, looking like a spider silently climbing up a wall.
I turn my attention away from Jade. She is now invisible to me. I will neither give away nor tell her whereabouts. She is a secret, one that I will pretend not to know.
I look around through the darkness of night, taking my place, waiting for this game to begin. My stance is confident. My mind is calm. I survey my surroundings, like a predator who feels threatened, bracing for an attack. My eyes land on remnants of the trash bag that once held me inside. I laugh, Nate will have to do better this time if he wants to get rid of me.
Nate is going to come into the forest confident and cocky. He doesn’t realize that the girl he is coming to kill isn’t the same one he had attempted to kill before
My Spirit Opened Up: 10 Years to Freedom
My Spirit Opened Up: 10 Years to Freedom is a glimpse into my life’s journey of healing, restoration and unconditional love for self and others. Although I have had the notion of my life needing to change for some time now, it wasn’t until the events surrounding Hurricane Katrina that I truly began to seek the Lord for total transformation into what He wants me to be and for what He wants for my life.
As you read each poem, imagery of learning how to stand, learning how to walk in the midst of adversity, and breaking forth out of cocoons to be able to spread your wings should come to mind. Each page is a step in the direction of the only One, who can save, heal, and set free. For those who are in fragmented places, I hope that you find strength, courage, forgiveness and love of self and others to move forward.
Allow your spirit to open up as the words roll through your mind. Be determined to have victory in Christ. Surrender to His call and His will for your life. And know, that you no longer have to lie in the grave clothes of your past nor be subject to its aftermath.
Love, Lust, & Life
Love, Lust, & Life is a collection of poems by performance poet, VaKation or Ron Whitaker, Jr.
In this first installment of poetry, VaKation has chronalized his most intimate thoughts and feelings on the pages within. The thoughts, trials, and triumphs of his personal life are unique and riveting. As he struggles to find his way through Life, he experiences the struggles of trying to decipher the thin line between Love and Lust.
About the Author
Ron Whitaker Jr., the youngest of 6 siblings from a small North East town in Texas, was instilled with the moral values of God, family, love, and loyalty. Being the youngest of 6 siblings, he was always known for being a watcher, a good listener, and a mediator.
Coming from small town (DeKalb ,TX) and a humble beginning, life had its ups and downs and as individuals we all deal with our situations the best of our knowledge and ability . One day Mr. Whitaker attended a poem night at Skyward Lounge in Texarkana, Arkansas, where he listened to several artists performing their own spoken word poetry. While snapping his fingers he was confronted by a man named "Tank." Tank told Mr. Whitaker, “I bet you could do that…” not knowing that it was something he always wanted to do but he was nervous.
Ron eventually performed and took on the stage name, VaKation , representing his ability to captivate his audience through his words and voice to create a vivid picture; often causing those listening to go on a mental vacation. From the seed planted that night by "Tank," his dream, this book, came to fruition.
The Heart That Smiles
The Heart That Smiles is a compilation of 31 inspirational short stories. Shelda shares these stories to enlighten the reader of her own personal experiences and encounters that brought the joy she longed for, back into her heart. She acknowledges throughout the book that having an evident, personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ is the key to experience a compelling joy that can carry you through the toughest of times. This is a joy that dwells in your heart and no one can take it away. This is a joy that will make your heart smile! She invites you to “Smile Too For You!"
Bright Light Therapy
In her first book, Bright Light Therapy, Sherronda Bowman shares a unique and colorful approach to illustrate her life-changing amazing moments- hoping to motivate you to “plug-in” to your inner light using biblical principles.
As she shares her journey of faith through multiple colorful stories, Christ in her – the Hope of Glory, shines through and brings others out of darkness into the marvelous light each and every time.
The Enemy of Good desires to put out the Bright Light within us all. However, just as the rain is used to see the colors of the rainbow acting as a prism, when the light of God is present in us, the darkness is eliminated and we see life in a colorful way.
Rites of Passage for the Young Black Female in America
Our young daughters can only be uplifted, if they have the concept and image of black womanhood. Until now, this has not been defined in recent generations.
The whole purpose of knowledge of self is to see who you are and why you are necessary in order to fulfill your purpose in the Earth.
A person can never be their true self without knowing who they are and by understanding their responsibilities which have been predetermined by their nature.
The black woman is Earth. Therefore, the black woman must allow herself to be a vessel for positive energy in the world.
5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
College Boy Publishing
BISAC: Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Issues / General
Crabology: How to Recognize and Overcome the Crab Mentality in Yourself and Others
Crabology is a book about humanity and our interactions with others. It brings to light the attitudes that hinder our individual and collective progress. It offers insight into how to overcome the negative forces that hinder our progress. Crabology is a game changers opportunity to foster great success with themselves and others.
Crabology: the study of the mental attitude, language and actions of individuals within a culture who refuse to support others in their efforts to better themselves, their community, and/or their organization(s).
Crabbing: the emitting of a negative mental attitude, language, and/or actions from an individual(s) or group, with the intent to stop or hinder the progress and success of an individual(s) or group.
Crab mentality: the negative mental attitude that causes language and actions from an individual(s) or group(s) towards other individual(s) or group(s), with the intent to hurt, cause pain, distract and ultimately stop or hinder the progress and success of an individual(s) or group(s).