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ISBN: 1-62286-754-8 Author: E. N. Joy and Nikita Lynnette Nichols Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: December 2016
Angel stumbles into church one day and ends up a First Lady when she catches the preacher’s eye, heart and soul. She is unchurched, timid, shy; just a babe in Christ trying to figure out what this God thing is all about, and at the same time, how to be a pastor’s wife. She’s on the right path, until a church mother puts up a road block. All Angel wants to do is try to get into heaven, but first she’ll have to go through the pit of hell Mother Calloway puts her through with her un-Christ-like antics.
Try as she might, Angel just can’t seem to handle Mother Calloway on her own. Some devils are just too big for one angel to take on alone. That’s why First Lady Arykah hops on the first thing smokin’ to go rescue her friend from the pits of hell. The Olivia Pope of the Kingdom is on a mission to put order in the house of the Lord. What Lady Arykah doesn’t know is that Mother Calloway has backup too—the whole dang church! Angel is relying on a wing and a prayer to win this battle between good and evil. As far as Lady Arykah is concerned, Bibles and holy oil have been drawn. Now it’s time to lay hands on some folks!ISBN: 1-62286-717-3 Author: E. N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: April 2016
What does crazy look like? Let Deborah tell it, it's the reflection that looks back at her in the mirror. She has a career she loves, two beautiful children and a handsome and successful husband. Her life seems to be the blueprint almost every woman she knows would kill to live. But working full-time, being a full-time mother, full-time wife and a full-time Sunday only Christian seems to be taking its toll on her. With all the scheming and shenanigans Deborah orchestrated to get this lifestyle, she might have to come up with a whole set of new ones to maintain it.
Lynox is Deborah's husband who she thanks God for putting back into her life after a game of cat and mouse that defies the laws of romance. He feels that all Deborah needs is to let her hair down, maybe make some new friends and live a little. When Deborah agrees and then suspects Lynox of having an affair with the woman that he suggested she form a friendship with, will he live to regret his own advice?
ISBN: 1-62286-751-3 Author: E. N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: November 2016
The man might be the head of the family, but the woman is definitely the head of the house. Pastor Margie has been doing just fine running her house, as well as the house of the Lord, New Day Temple of Faith, all by her lonesome. As a matter of fact, her motto has been, “I can do better all by myself.”
Well, certain members of the congregation beg to differ. Some of them have been nagging at Margie for so long about finding a help mate that she just might be crazy enough to give it a try. Once her congregation learns the method in which she goes about seeking a man for the house, they might worry for her sanity. After all, a woman of the cloth would have to be certifiably nuts to agree to go on a reality dating show in order to find a husband.
Margie assures her members that she will be just fine, because the Lord will guide her. That may be so, but a former member comes across the miles to offer her help as well. Usually the voice of reason who can speak truth and sense into any situation, even Mother Doreen might not be able to handle this situation.
As Margie and Doreen navigate the pitfalls of reality television, will the voices of the producers, production team, and not to mention the men—some of whom aren’t even saved—drown out the voice of God?ISBN: Author: N. Joy Format: Paperback Publication Date: July 2016
N. Joy, whose last children’s picture book was honored by the American Library Association, brings another life’s li’l lesson to young readers. See firsthand how staying up past bedtime might not always be a good idea. The kid in this story learns the hard way when the next morning a chain of events take place that will have him thinking twice about staying up late.ISBN: 1622868153 Author: E.N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: October 2015 It ain't easy being saved, sanctified, and single. Try being a once divorced, now widowed single mother of two on top of that. Thank God the Lord built Paige Vanderdale to be able to bear all of those titles without becoming weary to the point of giving up. From the outside looking in, that life looks good on her. On the inside, though, Paige is coveting what so many others around her seem to have, which is true love. In the past, everything that she thought was love was either something far from it, or was taken away from her. Now Paige is afraid to let her hair down and open herself up to love again. Paige struggles with the decision to reach out to an old flame to rekindle their spark. When the blaze gets too high, will Paige do what she always does, which is grab the nearest fire extinguisher and try to put it out? Or will she utilize her backup plan and run? The decision is abruptly removed from Paige's hands when something else begins to pull her away--something that just might be the thing that finally breaks her.Author: E.N. Joy Format: eBook Publication Date: March 2015 Hailey is fed up with Randall, the love of her life, but she refuses to give up. Their issues are not something they can discuss over a lunch Randall would have to squeeze into his busy schedule. No, for what Hailey wants to say and do, it's going to take the entire summer. But getting Randall to agree to it may not be so easy. Indulge in this crazy, quirky, romantic, quick read that proves some problems between couples may take a little longer than others to fix...but true love is always worth fixing.
Author: E. N. Joy Format: eBook /Audio Publication Date: February 2015
Behind Every Good Woman puts you in the passenger seat of the bumpy ride through Teal and Tyrone's loving yet sometimes volatile relationship. One minute every woman envies Teal and only dreams of having an attentive man like Tyrone to cater to her every need. The next minute no woman in her right mind would put up with him for even a day, let alone the seven years Teal has. Teal and Tyrone; T&T definitely stand for dynamite when it comes to the explosive ups, downs, and all-arounds of their love affair. Even with Tyrone's faults and foul acts, there is just something about him that makes him easy for Teal to love and even easier to desire. Will Teal sacrificing her true desires finally reach a breaking point that forces her to break things off with Tyrone...for good this time?ISBN: 1-60162-697-5 Author: E. N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: February 2015
Lorain has been a prisoner of secrets almost all of her life. At the age of thirteen, she'd managed to keep her pregnancy a secret, discarding the infant she'd given birth to and leaving it for dead. She also never revealed the fact that the baby's father was her middle school guidance counselor. Years later, Lorain's mother had finally met the love of her life, and Lorain couldn't find the courage to tell her mother that her new beau was the man who molested Lorain. To complicate matters, Lorain discovered that the baby she'd abandoned all those years ago had survived, and God had placed Lorain in the now adult child's life. It seemed liked the legacy of secrets had been passed on, too, as Lorain helped her daughter conceal the true details behind her own pregnancy.
Lorain has managed to maneuver the secrets and lies like a strategic game of chess, and is now living the lavish fairytale life of a doctor's wife. But even that is a lie. With the rug about to be pulled from underneath Lorain by the woman who raised her abandoned child, all Lorain prays for is that everything will end well. In this cycle of lies, secrets, shame, and guilt, will Lorain get what she prays for?
ISBN: 978-1601626691 Author: E. N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Price: $14.95 Publication Date: May 2014
Paige begs to differ with the scripture that says God will not put on a person more than they can bear, because she is truly on the edge. One slight push from another one of life’s unexpected and unpleasant occurrences, and she’ll be free falling.
As if having suffered physical, mental, sexual and spiritual abuse from her husband hadn’t weighed heavily on her enough, Paige had to deal with learning that her best friend and sister in Christ had done the ultimate no-no and slept with her husband. Thank God one of Paige’s co-workers, Norman, who she now deems as a true friend, was there to catch her fall before she hit the ground. But will Norman be there when Paige receives news that may not only push her off the edge, but cause her to jump willingly?
In More Than I Can Bear, not only when it rains does it pour, but there is lightening and plenty of thunder to go along with it. Will Paige drown in the storm she finds herself in with no umbrella, or will she catch hold of the life saver God extends to her?
Author: E. N. Joy Format: ebook Price: $1.99 Publication Date: December 2013
Although born with it, it seems as though it takes a lifetime to discover beauty within one’s self. How does one even begin to define it? The simple appreciation of beauty is another feat in itself. It’s always been there waiting to be unearthed. Flower In My Hair is like being born again…into beauty. Be Introduced or reacquainted with self love.
BLESSEDselling Author E. N. Joy gifts her readers with her most personal and private thoughts. In the past, she’s used her gift of written word to create and develop a multitude of characters and situations. She’s allowed readers into the lives of various colorful individuals, all of which, if pieced together, would ultimately make up her life.
In Flower In My Hair, E. N. Joy doesn’t hide behind any made up character as she shares with readers the most intimate parts of her being.Author: N. Joy Format: eBook Publication Date: December 2013
Be enchanted by this Fairy tale for children of all ages. Journey with Sabella deep into the forest as she seeks out the only person that she believes holds the key to her and her mother’s happiness after her father disappears in the forest. Enjoy this adventurous story as the hidden li'l life lesson unfolds.
ISBN: 1-60162-769-6 Author: E. N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback / Audio Price: $14.95 Publication Date: October 2013
Helen wasn’t just born the devious vixen of New Day Temple of Faith. There had to be something rooted deep within her to make her inflict and feed off of other people’s pain. Perhaps it was her own pain that she had suppressed for so many years-an unimaginable pain-that created an internal prison of which her mind was the only captive. But once the demons within her break free, those around her better beware, as Helen surely becomes the epitome of the saying, “Hurt people, hurt people.”
In I Ain’t Me No More, Helen has no shame displaying that she hasn’t been saved all her life. Will the divas of New Day Temple of Faith think Helen’s worth saving? But more importantly, can God save Helen from not only her evil past; can He save her from herself?
ISBN: 1-60162-747-5 Author: E.N. Joy, Sherri L. Lewis, and Rhonda McKnight Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: April 2013
Three prolific Urban Christian authors have teamed up in this anthology that proves revenge isn’t always so sweet. Musik Jalice Carter begins to doubt her husband’s love for her when she uncovers secrets on his social networking page. Sabrina Rogers is devastated when she finds out that the man of her dreams has another woman. She’s mortified when she discovers it’s her mother! Where do broken hearts go? If you’re Tamera Watson, you go to the pawn shop to buy a gun. Tamera’s husband is gone and so is her life savings. With the last of her pennies, she pays a private detective to hunt him down—so she can gun him down.Author: N. Joy Format: Ebook Publication Date: December 2012 In book one of the Soul Sisters series, Operation Get Rid of Mom’s New Boyfriend,Tocara, Alanta and Eva Soul are three hip sisters all attending the same school. These three girls have never agreed upon anything, not even the day of the week. But when Bo Heart, their mother’s new boyfriend, comes into the picture after years of it being just the sisters and their mother, the girls can finally agree upon one thing: that they need to get rid of Mom’s new boyfriend!
ISBN: 160162669X Author: E.N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: December 2012
What kind of woman wants a man so badly that she’d be willing to lie to get him? What if that lie includes denying the fact that she has a child?
Deborah Lewis is that woman. The suave debonair Lynox Chase is the man Deborah wants. He’s the man Deborah has wanted for years, almost had, but decided to give her ex a try, leaving Lynox hanging. With her ex no longer in the picture, Deborah is willing to eat crow and go claim Lynox. She can’t help but worry if he will be forgiving and take her back, but figures after two years, he’s had time to get over it.
The chase turns into more of a marathon for Deborah. Just when she thinks she’s near the finish line, she learns that a woman with kids is a turn-off for Lynox. She finds this out before ever getting the chance to tell Lynox that she had a child by her ex. Can Deborah turn off being a mother just long enough to get Lynox to fall in love with her again?
ISBN: 1-60162-837-4 Author: E.N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: July 2012
Without Mother Doreen, there never would have been a New Day Temple of Faith Singles’ Ministry. So it’s bitter-sweet for the single saints she’s leaving behind to see her go. Having thought she’d never love again after the death of the only man she’d ever been with in her entire life, when Mother Doreen is proposed to by a pastor from her home town, she can’t imagine turning down a gift from God.
Although excited about where destiny is taking her, Mother Doreen is a little nervous embarking on her new role as a pastor’s wife. But all agree that Mother Doreen is going to make the perfect First Lady. After all, no one has known her to be anything other than a perfect Christian. But before vows can even be exchanged, Mother Doreen’s imperfect past comes back to shatter everyone’s thoughts about her. And it’s going to take God, Mother Doreen facing her past, and the support of all the single ladies for this fairytale wedding to go down. Otherwise, Mother Doreen’s happily ever after might quickly turn into a sadly never ever.
ISBN: 1-60162-821-8 Author: E.N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback / Audio Publication Date: March 2012
Out of all the divas at New Day Temple of Faith, Unique has to be the most colorful one–she and her mother Lorain, that is. Never one to hold her tongue in the name of keepin’ it real, it’s no surprise that Unique has not been saved all her life. It’s safe to say that Lorain wasn’t born on the church pew either. Let the church folk tell it, the apple hasn’t fallen too far from the tree when it comes to Unique.
Lorain–once known as the tight skirt, V-neck blouse, too much makeup-wearing leader of the New Day Singles Ministry–claims she’s there to look out for her daughter and try to keep her in check. But how in the world does Lorain think she can even begin to keep her daughter on the straight and narrow with her own crooked life?
Some might say Lorain has failed miserably as a mother when Unique ends up in jail for three counts of murder. One who would agree is the woman who raised Unique while Lorain was out living her life freely. As an all-out war takes place between Unique’s birth mother and the woman who raised her, will Unique have any support while she fights for her life behind bars? Will all forsake her while they are too busy with their own agendas? Only God holds the answer to this one.
Author: Edited by E. N. Joy featuring Karen Williams, Brandi Johnson, Iniko and Kiki Swinson Format: Ebook Publication Date: July 2011
Featuring Essence Magazine Bestselling author Karen Williams, along with Brandi Johnson and Iniko, this book will have readers consumed with emotion. But before it all even begins, National Bestselling author, Kiki Swinson, holds no punches in her introduction to what is sure to be the journey of a lifetime.
Edited by award winning author E. N. Joy, Even Sinners Still Have Souls hits readers hard in the gut with its twisted, edge of the seat storylines and plots. The characters draw the readers into their, often times, strange and distorted worlds. With conflict and tension so high, the reader is almost forced to mentally endure the same daily struggles as some of the characters.
Even Sinners Still Have Souls goes beyond the typical love, power and respect. It branches off into a new dimension as characters try to go from just living the hood life, to living the good life. It’s one of those few books sure to leave an imprint in the reader’s mind, footsteps on their soul and a message in their heart.
ISBN: 1-60162-783-1 Author: E.N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: May 2011
E.N. Joy brings readers back into the lives of the DIVAS—the divine, independent, virtuous, and animated sisters of New Day Temple of Faith—in this fast-paced drama.
Lorain is back from her sabbatical, and although God didn’t reveal to her all that she wanted regarding her past, she refuses to just let things be. When all the pieces of the puzzle come together, just how many lives will be damaged, and how many will be restored?
The survivor of one of the most horrific experiences a person could ever endure, it appeared as though Sister Nita, as leader of New Day’s Janitorial Ministry, was hiding behind a mop and a broom. When her spirit discerns a cover-up amongst a couple of New Day’s members, will she turn a blind eye and mind her own business, or will she finally begin to operate in her true calling?
Mother Doreen knows who she is and whose she is—a child of the King on assignment doing Kingdom work. When the plot thickens to a story on which she thought God had closed the book, will she forget who she is and what she was called to do?
The New Day Divas series, known as a soap opera in print, is full of chance, coincidence, and fate, but more importantly, it’s full of faith.
Author: E.N. Joy Format: Ebook Publication Date: March 2011
“While half the women in the neighborhood got dressed up in their Sunday’s best to go worship an invisible man, the real live men of flesh they laid down with every night was giving my mother praise. And although they weren’t putting ten percent of their earnings in some shiny collection plate, they were doing pretty good filling up my mom’s Crowne Royal bag that laid on her nightstand, next to her bed.”
Ordained By The Streets introduces you to Poppa, or rather, Poppa introduces you to himself. A self-proclaimed street preacher, Poppa’s credentials and credibility don’t come from the church house or a preacher man; it comes straight from where it counts…the streets.
More than eyes have seen or ears have heard, Poppa never becomes jaded by the lives and stories he encounters in his position on the streets. In this urban tract, Poppa encounters a girl whose mind he sets out to manipulate. After all, that’s what he does. But in this girl, Poppa just might have met his match.
When this girl bares her soul to Poppa with details of her life, he has no idea just how much her story is going to change his life…forever.
ISBN: 1-60162-806-4 Author: E.N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback/Ebook Publication Date: November 2011
The singles ministry at New Day Temple of Faith is beginning to unravel, and the pastor is considering dissolving the ministry. Some members believe the only way to hold it together is by getting their pastor to join. And why shouldn’t their leader show support by joining, considering the pastor’s own single status? Some church members support the idea, while others frown upon the fact that they are being led by a shepherd who is single in the first place. It becomes an all-out war, with one side wanting the pastor to embrace singlehood, while others secretly play matchmaker.
Marriage has been the furthest thing from the pastor’s mind, not because there hasn’t been an opportunity, but because there really hasn’t been time. With a needy congregation facing trials and tribulations, Pastor has no time to play the dating game. Being a pastor on call twenty-four seven, who has time for a serious relationship period, other than the one with God? Eventually, decisions have to be made around New Day. Will these decisions mend the ministry or destroy the church?
ISBN: 1-60162-866-8 Author: E.N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback / Ebook Publication Date: December 2010
Now that Deborah has finally let go of the past that has haunted her for so many years, is she ready to grab a hold of love? The handsome Lynox Chase certainly hopes so, as he tries everything to win Deborah’s heart. But even with believing in her heart that Lynox is the husband God has for her, there still seems to be something separating the two…or someone.
The ringing of the wedding bells between Paige and Blake can still be heard echoing, but will the roar of temptation rear its ugly head when Paige begins to find comfort in the most least expected old friend?
Just when it appears as though Tamarra has gotten the victory over one trial, here comes an even bigger tribulation on its tail. Will trying to plan a wedding with Maeyl while continuing to throw dirt on her biggest family secret yet take her to the breaking point?
Love, Honor or Stray is one of the most compelling books of the “New Day Divas” series yet.
Author: E. N. Joy ISBN: 1-60162-882-X Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: June 2010
Mother Doreen has left New Day Temple of Faith in Malvonia, Ohio in order to move to Kentucky to help her diabetic sister care for herself and her family. With her sister’s husband, a truck driver, pretty much living on the road, Mother Doreen feels in her spirit that she’s needed to intervene on her sister’s behalf, especially when certain member’s of her sister’s church family, namely the Assistant Pastor, seems to be there for her sister just a little bit too much. Mother Doreen’s suspicions really start to grow when her sister’s belly does too. Is it Mother Doreen’s spirit of discernment warning her that things in her sister’s home and church aren’t what they seem, or is Mother Doreen just a busy body church mother sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong?
Back in Malvonia, Tamarra and Maeyl’s relationship is moving along nicely. She even has a feeling that the man she knows God placed in her life is going to propose to her. But will all of that change when suspicions begin to rise when someone from Maeyl’s past shows up at New Day Temple of Faith unexpected and unwelcomed?
Follow the New Day Divas series by E. N. Joy as this soap opera in print brings back these and all of your other favorite blessed and highly favored characters, as well as some folks who claim to be saved, but due to their actions, others might beg to differ.
Author: E. N. Joy ISBN: 1-60162-875-7 Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: February 2010
What was the pastor of New Day Temple of Faith thinking when approving the creation of the New Day Single’s Ministry? Better yet, what were its members thinking when they joined?
Doreen, lovingly known as the Church Mother of New Day, thought that when she presented the idea of the ministry to the pastor, that it could serve as a foundation to empower, encourage and enlighten the church’s single members. But when only women join and she learns that all these women want only one thing out of the ministry-help in finding a man-her mission goes astray.
She Who Finds a Husband is what you get when you combine some Divine, some Independent, some Virtuous, some Animated and some Stoic personalities all in one setting…DIVAS! Dig into this soap opera in print as the women of New Day Temple of Faith Single’s Ministry set flight to include a man in their future, not realizing that their past is what’s keeping them bound.
ISBN: 1-60162-954-0 Author: E.N. Joy Format: Mass Market / Ebook Publication Date: January 2010
“How was Locksie supposed to tell her boyfriend that she had gone off to church and fallen in love with another man…”
Locksie grew up in the church-against her will-thanks to her holier than thou mother. But now that she’s all grown-up, she’s her own woman and church is the last thing on her mind; her live-in boyfriend, Dawson, is the first. When Locksie finally decides to go back and visit church upon the invitation of her aunt, who hoped that by extending the invite, her niece would find God again, Locksie ends up finding more than she could have ever expected.
Hannah is Locksie’s friend who has issues of her own. She’s struggling to forgive her husband for the affair he had, while at the same time be a stepmother to the child who is a result of his affair. And all while the child’s mother taunts Hannah every chance she gets.
In Me, Myself & Him, the characters are torn between holding on to the person they believe is the love of their life, or having to let go for the one thing that’s missing from their life. E.N. Joy humbly enters the Christian fiction scene with a fresh, fast paced formula for those folks who ain’t been saved all their life and can relate to the struggle of walking in the word while holding onto the hand of someone in the world.
ISBN: 0-9706726-5-9 Author: Michel Moore, Darrell King, Victor L. Martin, and Tysha Format: Trade Paperback/Ebook Publication Date: June 2009
More of Urban Lit’s finest take a walk on the other side in book two, Even Sinners Have Souls Too, of the three book “Sinners Series.”
Darrell King and Essence Best-Selling authors, Victor L. Martin, Tysha and Michel Moore bring you four smashing tales, but not before National Best-Selling author, K’Wan, hits you with the powerful introduction, Oh Sinner Man.
Edited by award winning author E. N. Joy, once again, some of the literary industry’s much respected authors pick up their pens to ink something outside of their norm. As the gritty tales unfold, the readers’ souls will be enveloped by the moving and unexpected outcomes. Unlike other street stories, these real and raw characters choose neither the road most traveled nor the road traveled less; they make their own way. Even Sinners Have Souls Too (like Even Sinners Have Souls-Book One of the series) continues to change the state of African American literature.ISBN: 978-1-933491-08-0 Author: N. Joy Format: Paperback Publication Date: September 2008 Can you keep a secret? Olivia has a secret-a BIG secret. It’s a secret that she tells only to her very best friend. And her friend promises that she won’t say a word. But the secret is really BIG and really JUICY. What happens when a trusted friend slips and the secret gets out? Can You Keep A Secret? In The Secret Olivia Told Me, find out just what happens when Olivia’s friend can’t.
ISBN: 0-9706726-4-0 Author: Edited by E. N. Joy featuring Noire, Chunichi, KaShamba Williams, B.L.U.N.T. and Nikki Turner Format: Paperback / Audio Publication Date: April 2008
EVEN SINNERS HAVE SOULS Edited by E. N. Joy featuring Noire, Chunichi, KaShamba Williams, B.L.U.N.T. and Nikki Turner; These respected authorities have all come together for the first time ever, taking a break from penning their norm, to pen a piece of work that truly flowed from their spirits.
In EVEN SINNERS HAVE SOULS, each gritty and profound story is told in a raw and real voice, luring the readers in by the poignant storylines, themes and the genuine talents and abilities of each of these prolific authors. The stories have characters who face the same struggles and tragedies that any other person growing up in the hood might endure, but what makes these stories phenomenal is the fact that although the characters might be living a dangerous, immoral and unacceptable lifestyle according to society’s standards, they are not so far gone that they can’t acknowledge the power of a higher being and a life changing moment that could alter their lives forever. Be prepared to be engaged, moved and compelled as in each tale you will see a side to these authors that you have never seen before. Do not expect what you are used to getting from these authors…expect the unexpected-EXPECT MORE!