Friday, February 14, 2014

The Joneses Blog Tour Stop

The Joneses, By Best Selling Author Shelia Goss

"The grass is not always greener on the other side."

The Joneses seems to be a book about so many people in the world today. If we learn to live life to the fullest without trying to keep up with the Joneses, life will be much more happier, and fulfilling. I cant wait to get my copy.

Book Blurb:

Keeping up with the Joneses isn't all it's made out to be. In this intriguing novel full of drama and plot twists, one family tries to hold on to their "perfect" life before their secrets lies, and scandals are exposed.

On the outside, the Joneses seem like the ideal family: Royce Jones, a funeral home mogul, and his wife, Lexi are parents to Charity, Hope, and Lovie—and everybody wants to be them But it's true that money can't buy happiness, and the Joneses are harboring secrets that can't stay hidden forever…It's only a matter of time before the Joneses' perfect life goes spinning out of control.

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Available in stores everywhere on February 18, 2014


Lexi Jones, one of the main characters from THE JONESES loves her handbags so it's just befitting that the grand prize be a handbag.  Contest ends on February 25, 2014.


One (1) random entrant will receive a small Coach handbag {Retail value $188.00, 10 3/4″(L) x 7″(H) x 3 1/4″(W)} and Bath & Body Works minatures(Retail value: $19.75

One (1) random entrant will receive an autographed copy of Montana's Way.


Ten (10) random entrants will receive the electronic version of the book Hollywood Deception.

Open to U.S. & Canada residents only Avoid where prohibited by law.

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About The Author:

Shelia M. Goss is a national bestselling author and a screenwriter.

She writes in multiple genres.

USA Today says, "Goss has an easy, flowing style with her prose…"

She's received many accolades in her career including being a finalist in the mystery category for the 2013 AA Literary Award Show and a 2012 Emma Award Finalist.

Her books have been on several best sellers lists, such as: Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Black Expressions Book Club.

Shelia loves to hear from readers so feel free to contact her via her website

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Five Signs You May Be Falling in Love or Not

By Guest Blogger Shelia M. Goss

1. You can't stop thinking about him.

He crosses your mind throughout the day no matter what you're doing. He's part of your thoughts whether you're sleeping or awake. No matter how hard you try, you can't stop thinking about him.

Be careful that you don't neglect others(family/friends) while focusing so much energy into your new man.

2. You get butterflies every time you hear his name.

You haven't felt this way since your first love. The strange feeling leaves you feeling a little fluttery. It's a feeling that comes over you every time you hear his name.

Be sure this feeling isn't trying to alert you to something else.

3. You see yourself dating him exclusively.

You're at a point you want to commit to him and him alone.  You're willing to take a chance to an exclusive relationship.

Don't go fantasizing about matching towels just yet. Make sure you know what you're getting into.

4. You walk around with a silly grin on your face.

Your friends and family comment that you have this goofy smile on your face–for no apparent reason. You try to curb your enthusiasm,, for your new beau, but it's unavoidable.

Don't fret that your family and friends don't feel the same way about yourman Give them some time.

5. You hear a love song on the radio and it reminds you of your man.

Every slow jam that comes on the radio reminds you of how you feel about your man. You download old school slow jams to your mp3 player.

Be careful that you're not getting caught up in the "idea" of being in love.

Love is a beautiful thing; especially when it's reciprocated.

Author Interview:

1. How did you come up with the characters of the Joneses?

I've always wanted to write a family drama. Once decided on the concept for the book, the characters created themselves.

2. Which character dolike the most? And why?

Lexi Jones because she's smart, sassy and loves her family. She doesn't allow anyone to walk over her and will protect her family by any means necessary.

3. Which character isyour least favorite? And why?

Jason, because he's a pompous jerk.

4. Do you think theJoneses can relate to people in today's society?

Yes. That was one reasonwhy I decided to write The Joneses.

5. What inspired you towrite the Joneses?

I came up with the idea for The Joneses by taking the concept, "Everybody wants to be like the Joneses and writing my own interpretation.

6. What do you wantreaders to take from this book?

I want readers to see that the grass is not always greener on the other side.Some people miss out on happiness trying to compare their lives with someone else's life; never knowing what the other person has to go through.

7. In writing this book,did it make you evaluate your ife, in any way?

No, because the lessons in this book, I actually earned some time ago.

8. Leave the readerswith some inspirational or motivational words?

Be your authentic self and don't worry about trying to be like the "Joneses." Your life will be so much happier.

Shelia M Goss also writing as SPARKLE

Keeping up with the Joneses isn't all it's made out to be. In this intriguing novel full of drama and plot twists, one family tries to hold on to their "perfect" life before their secrets, lies, and scandals are exposed...

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Sending out a big Thank You to Author Shelia Goss for stopping by Books & Chocolates Book Blog on the Joneses tour stop.

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