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Trailer – My Heart’s Song

“I opened for my beloved, but my beloved had left; he was gone. My heart sank at his departure. I looked for him but did not find him. I called him but he did not answer.” (Songs of Solomon 5:6 NIV)

The Songs of Solomon are songs of love, and like a perfume, its fragrance beguiles our souls when we meditate upon it. It certainly did that for Shiloh. She loved to read these words of passionate love and to secretly fantasize that they be one day spoken to her by the lips of a man whose heart was overwhelmed with love for her.

Then she met Jethro; and then she gave her heart to him, and then she opened up herself to him. And instead of the embrace of a lover’s arms, it was his back he turned to her.

“Who can find a woman of virtue? For her value is far above rubies.” (Proverbs 31:10 NKJV)

Jethro wanted that woman whose value was above rubies. When he thought of a woman to give his heart to and share his life with, he thought in the lines of a “virtuous woman”. And where else, but in the house of God, to find such an admirable woman? And he found her, on a day he was not looking to find her, and like a man worthy of his nature and his calling, he valiantly pursued her.

Love took shape and became. Excitement and Contentment built and overflowed. Then came the revelations and then, the shocks and… dashing hopes.

MY HEART’S SONG: an Inspirational Romantic tale of learning that all things of God are not always glitter-perfect. Sometimes, God takes the broken potteries and he remoulds them into honed miniatures. He doesn’t wipe out the past; but recreates a brighter future.

Jethro & Shiloh: letting the Master Potter do his job!

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This Inspirational Romance is beginning Wednesday, 8 February 2017. It’s a 10-chapter Romance Novella and it will be dedicated to all February Celebrants and to all lovers of love. Yeah, we are the in the month of love, folks!

Posting Days: Wednesdays & Saturdays.

Time: God-ordained hour.

Venue: Life and Spices.com… can’t be no other place, can it? *wink*

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This is likely going to be one of my last long free-reads for a long time to come. For come the month of March, we will move into Premium Stories and then I will be dedicating my time and writing skills to “profitable ventures” *wink* *wink*.

So therefore, get your reading eyes and devices ready and come tomorrow, be here… and don’t be here without inviting someone along with you!

MY HEART’S SONG… read, learn… and love.

Hey, did I just hear someone say: “TM’s going church romance on us!”

Nah, TM’s had this storyline and even plotted it and wrote its first page way back in July’16… hehehe. But… TM, on a slow and steady pace, will be tilting more to Inspirational when we talk Romance. But that is talk for another day.

Today, I say get your reading gears ready, folks… it’s going to be a bumper ride. Whoo-hee!!!

Published!

Hiya, folks.

Just a short announcement to say that Kiss By Moonlight & Midnight Dance have been published — on Okadabooks and here on the LS e-Store.

So… get purchasing. And while at it, don’t forget that after an enjoyable read, you come back here to input your thoughts of each novella on the eBooks Review Page. And if you make your purchase via Okadabooks, please rate the eBooks there and add your comment too.

Meanwhile, I am now using the WooCommerce e-Store, so that allows you to make your reviews right on the purchase page.

And to all Giveaway winners, I am presently sending you the particular eBook won by you.

To all buyers and those gifted, remember to spread, far and wide, the gospel of TM David-West’s eBooks and her blog. And don’t forget, transferring my eBooks to friends and family is stunting my sales and that is not fair, abi? So buy yours… and encourage others to do same.

Thank you all and have a pleasant night.

Cheers.

Giveaway… get lucky!

It’s another Giveaway get-lucky day, yay! Yay!! Yay!!!

Yes, we are publishing two new novellas — Midnight Dance & Kiss By Moonlight.

OMG! It’s happened again at last!!! Yeah right, I heard someone say that in my head. Lol.

Midnight Dance & Kiss By Moonlight have been a long time coming. As a matter of fact, I’ve been writing both stories, and frankly three more, since round about July 2016. It’s just been an on and off thing… well, mostly off really. For a while back there, my writing stalled. It just hung there, unmoving, dead on one spot. Barely anyone noticed; I was, after all, still writing free-reads for the blog.

But someone did. Someone who shocked me by her simple, yet very insightful observation. And her telling me, sort of shook me out of the inertia I was wallowing (with pleasure) in.

I am thankful for this person. She may not know it, but she simply touched, and quickened, something in me. And she’s become one of my most favourite persons in the entire planet earth.

So, all right. Enough with the wishy-washy emotions! Dang, TM, don’t bore these dear folks! Ha-ha!

Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway!

Now, I’d like to state here that these Giveaways are not about favouritism. Uh-uh, it isn’t. And folks, that don’t mean I haven’t got favourites. I do. Even Jesus especially loved the family of Lazarus, Martha and Mary, and it was constantly said in the St. John’s Gospel of the Evangelist John himself: “the disciple whom Jesus loved”.

So, no be TM start am. Our Almighty Father sef said of David: “the man after my heart.” Na today! He-he-he.

So Giveaways is not about favourites. It’s all about appreciating commenting blog readers, shikena! Therefore, so long as you comment, and keep commenting, TM will take notice of you, add your name/moniker in her orishirishi commenters’ register and someday soon, you will mark register in Giveaway get-lucky post day. Na so.

So, who’s getting lucky today, huh?

Shuo! Who im heart dey beat kpoa-kpoa-kpoa so? Ha-ha-ha. Just kidding!

Midnight Dance Giveaway Winners for today are:

* Jojodia

* Roselyn

It is my sincerest pleasure appreciating these two LS e-fam members. They’ve been supporting, in every way oh, the TM David-West ministry. And their love for me no end for blog mataz oh. After-after sef, dem dey usually connect with me for candid. Beta pipul, hehehe!

No jealousy abeg! Pikin wey wash hand well-well, must chop with im elders. Na so!

Lmao!

And Kiss By Moonlight Giveaway Winners for this day are:

* Grace

* Mystiq

* Iyke

These ones too are highly appreciated on Life and Spices.com. They stick with me like I’m honey and they’re bees *wink* *wink*. Ladies and gentleman, I truly appreciate you. As you give me your unwavering support, so may God stand like an unwavering Watch-Tower over you and yours.

And that is the Giveaway for February 2017 eBooks release. Thank you all.

Now, I want to give honour to my Talent-Giver. I don’t write just because I am brilliant. I write because the One who is Almighty and Everlasting bestowed this amazing talent on me. When I am confused and don’t know how next to approach a scene (and that happens often), He is there to whisper into my ears and say: “See them there. Hear them talk.” And my mind’s eyes open and my hands get scribbling again.

So, to honour Him who stands like a Rock gidigba behind me, I am giving out two free copies of each novella to the first four commenters (not mentioned on the Giveaway list of today) who will pick a title.

This is what I mean: If you are not: Jojodia; Roselyn; Grace; Mystiq & Iyke: then you can get either Midnight Dance or Kiss By Moonlight, so long as you are among the first four to comment on this post and you indicate which one you want. If you notice 2 commenters have already picked Midnight Dance, go for Kiss By Moonlight. Okay?

This is me giving thanks to my Talent-Giver for all of His mercies. He’s got my back like no other. He’s my Upper-Iweka Marketer. He’s my World-Wide Promoter. He sells my eBooks and maketh me rich. I make whatever money I do because My Alpha and Omega, im dey provide like Fountain of Living Water wey im be. You can’t do harm to TM and be allowed to get away with it. Mba! I salute you, The Definer of My Destiny!

And that is that, folks. The very first of our eBooks release Giveaway for 2017… many more coming your way. So, don’t keep this URL bookmarked *wink*.

Thank you all for being a part of the Life and Spices.com e-family and above all, for being commenting members. I love you. God bless you.

Cheers.

Oh P.S. (I be don forget… as an old woman that I are na, hehehe)

The eBooks are being released tomorrow. So, that’s when all winners will be sent their copies via their email accounts used on this blog.

Okay, I don remove…

It is February – Welcome!

Happy New Month, everyone!

Welcome to February, the 2nd month of this glorious year 2017, yay!

The last part of the verse: 1 Kings 6:1, says of the 2nd month: “… which is the second month, he began to build the house of Jehovah.” (NKJV) In this month of February, we shall all build the house of God. And because two are better than one, we shall be blessed by double-folds in all of our endeavours this month.

February is the month of love, so we wish love and joy to all February celebrants!

A declaration of faith says in Psalm 5:12: “For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favour as with a shield.” (NIV) For all celebrating anniversaries in this month, the Lord shall bless you and surround you with divine favour like a shield.

Family and friends are everything, so happy new month to all members of the LS e-family!

Acknowledging God’s wonderful love, the Psalmist says in Psalm 23: 5a: “You prepare a table before me, in the presence of my enemies.” (NKJV) Holding on to that promise of God, we declare that for all members of the LS e-family, the Lord shall set a table of unusual blessing before you, and before your entire household, in the presence of your enemies.

Thank you to all fans and supporters of the TM David-West ministry *wink*!

Trusting in divine providence, the Apostle says in Philippians 4:19: “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (NKJV) Because you generously support the works of TM David-West by your prayers and above all, your finances, this month the Lord shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. Every buyer of the works of TM David-West shall lack nothing, nothing Our Father in heaven can supply, in this month of February.

Life and Spices.com, a year plus and still going strong!

Knowing He gives talents and provides jobs, the Psalmist says in Psalm 90:17: “May the favour of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.” (NIV) He is my talent-giver and the sovereign head of Life and Spices.com and so, in this month of February, may the Lord our God establish the work of my hand and take Life and Spices.com to the next level.

Plagiarists? Content thieves?… hehehe… Fear God!

Certain of the end of them whose ways are crooked and shoddy, David said in Psalm 92: 7: “That though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be forever destroyed.” (NIV) Copy and paste… and your blogs, FB pages and all-what-nots flourish in thousands and millions of followers… BUT… because God promises a definite end to the wicked, in this month of February, any persons, or webpages, or blogs, plagiarising the works of TM David-West and stealing the contents of Life and Spices.com, shall forever be destroyed.

And so… it is February, folks, let’s celebrate and give thanks to the Lord!

God is good, and everyone knows it! David in Psalm 107: 1: “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever.” (NIV) By His grace, and His enduring love and mercy, we are in a new month, so we thank God, as a family, and we bless His holy Name for all of His mercies and His provisions. In the month of February, the Lord shall give us reasons to the thankful every single day.

HAPPY NEW MONTH, everyone, let us celebrate and be joyful.

Cheers.

It will get Better

Hello, e-fam. Happy Sunday to every one.

I want to sincerely apologise for not having been here for many days now and for not having completed our January blog story: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie.

With every humility, I apologise to all January celebrants; I have not made this short story dedicated to you all in particular an enjoyable one. Please forgive me. It was not my intention to so “improperly” present you, and everyone else, LSDL.

My schedule this period has been erratic. But that should not be an excuse. Whatever is worth doing, is worth doing well. I have not shown  good diligence and dedication to my duties lately and whilst craving everyone’s forgiveness, I am promising to do better. To be a more dedicated blogger… and writer.

With only one part left of our 4-part Blovel, I am promising to bring its final episode by Tuesday. If I say Monday, I may not likely meet that schedule.

So come Tuesday and we’ll put “the end” to LSDL and get ready for something else. And also, by God’s grace, come Wednesday, we will be looking at two new eBooks.

Thank you all for always being a part of LS come rain or shine. I appreciate your loyalty and take none at all for granted.

I wish everyone a blessed Sunday and blessings-filled new week.

Cheers.

 

Let’s talk: Premium Stories

Good morning, folks.

Please, e-fam, let’s all be a part of this conversation, as it is very important. Do not ignore, or swipe past without reading and leaving your thought on the matter. Thank you all.

So, many would recall that I’ve once, maybe more than once, talked about having a page/category where premium stories… i.e. stories that readers will have to pay to read will be posted. I recall talking about it sometime last year. Probably around February of last year and a few readers had encouraging thoughts on the matter at the time.

Well, that plan is still on. It was actually only delayed because I was looking out for a Payment Gateway where mobile recharge cards could be used. And I do believe I have at last found one.

Negotiations are still ongoing though and I am still evaluating them. But it is very likely I’d be employing their services. There are not many choices out there in cases like this.

So, the point of this post is to find out readers willingness to pay for a story. I have so many… in short, too many storylines and new ones crop into mind everyday, so that I cannot keep up with writing for publishing with the ideas I’ve got. It will take 3 years of monthly consecutive writing to offset the storylines I have right now.

So are you interested and willing to read premium stories and by that, I mean, are you willing to pay to read?

Let us note that whilst I’m seeking readers opinion, it does not mean that if the majority says: No, we’re not prepared for premium stories: that these stories will automatically become free reads.

No, that won’t happen. Such storylines would only be left for when I have the time to dedicate to their writing and publishing.

And also, saying no does not mean I will do away with the idea. It is something I have been considering and have even weighed on the other angle of posting a couple of chapters of such stories and then stop to publish the stories into eBooks.

I hope we understand each other there.

I am only, and very much, interested in knowing how many of us will be interested in a Premium Stories section and are willing to pay for it.

So, let me hear from you. And also, if you have better suggestions or have any idea how I could charge for stories using a recharge card payment system, let us hear it too.

I thank you all for reading and patiently await your responses. Y’all have a nice day now.

Cheers.

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LSDL will return tomorrow please. Thank you.

Trailer – Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Stefan Dikko-Jack has a life most young people dreamed they have.

He just turned 30 and he had everything going for him.

A family that loved him like he was Isaac, Samuel & Jesus all made into one to become this “golden” child. Then he has a job that garnered him a hefty six figures at a time when folks screamed “recession” like it was a spiritual-cleansing mantra. Then he was in love with a gorgeous woman and he had the satisfaction of knowing he was loved right back.

Life was perfect.

He thinks that.

But every wise man… well, if he has had the experience to be thus wise… knows that life is never perfect. Especially when you think it is perfect.

Then he gets a new offer that ticks up those six figures and in a city many Nigerians don’t mind moving to… at least once in their lifetime.

Surely the angels in heaven were singing a special Hallelujah on his behalf?

Stefan certainly thought so.

Then he moves… And he meets… And he’s shocked.

And the questions begin.

What does a man do when he discovers a thirty year old secret?

How does he deal with a secret that changes everything he once knew… and leaves him shattered?

Who does he turn to when everyone in his life seem to be part of the conspiracy he cannot comprehend?

Some folks say: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie.

But can he when everything has become so unsettled?

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie : a short story that will have you taking another look in the mirror.

A story that will reawaken in your heart that ever-gnawing question: Who am I?

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie : meet Stefan Dikko-Jack and the discovery that changed his perception of life.

This Blockbuster Story opens on Life and Spices.com: 12 January 2017.

Viewing Time: … *The right time*.

Viewing Days: Thursdays & Sundays.

It’s just a 4-part story… but you don’t want to miss any part.

Now, the question is: What is that one secret that when uncovered, you can’t let it go?

Let’s share, folks, while we wait Stefan Dikko-Jack to tell us his own discovered secret.

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