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August 14, 2013

Don’t Wanna Look Old?

Filed under: A Must Read,Author,Blog,For the Fashion Conscious,womens fiction — April Alisa Marquette @ 2:14 pm
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Don’t wanna look Old? If you fall into this category, if you happen to be someone who doesn’t want to look old before you get –say ninety-nine, then have I got something for you to check out. Written by Charla Krupp, the book  How Not To Look Old is chock full of fast and effortless ways to look 10 years younger, 10 pounds lighter, and 10 times better — exactly what it says on the cover. Roughly about 254 pages, this guide begins with how to age gracefully. Not.

Actually, the author speaks candidly about how aging can stick in one’s throat, like my  grandma’s dry turkey. It can be hard to swallow. The author speaks of how women can discover things that seemingly pop up overnight — like age spots, crow’s feet, chin hair, sagging bazooms, and bunions! Witch But don’t be alarmed. I’m speaking to those of us who don’t wanna look old before our time. The book’s author says we can do something about those things and others. She also states we can look great doing so.
So there I was, reading about the author’s proposed plan of attack on aging, and becoming more interested by the minute. Click here to see why…

July 25, 2013

Bra Sense

Filed under: Author,Blog,For the Fashion Conscious,For Women — April Alisa Marquette @ 1:10 pm
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lotta bras

You know, I discuss something different each time I blog … and there happens to be something that I’ve wanted to broach for a while now — shapewear. I’d like to discuss it because no lovely lady can afford to discount what she wears beneath her clothing. Sure, you’ve got your face done – your foundation. Then you’ve got the smoky eyes and glossy lips. Your hair is coiffed and your clothes are chic; however, what about your foundation garments? (My mom used to mention those. She even took my sister and I to stores just for that.) I ask because the right underthings can take your look, as well as your confidence, up quite a few notches.

 

If you’re a tween, a teen, or even twenty-something, you may not need to know as much about shapewear as a woman who may have lived a little longer. But you’re never too young to learn. Why? Because those sexily rounded ‘gurlz’ of yours will not always remain so. Therefore I want to discuss shapewear, brassieres — bras in particular.

 

Did you know that a bra can be one of the most important pieces in a woman’s shapewear arsenal? Not only does it re-shape but it can even re-size, and this is important because drooping bazooms can make one look slouchy, or old.  I don’t want you to be in the dark. bra confusionThe right bra can create an enchanting, smooth and youthful silhouette, no matter what your size or age. The right one can cause you to appear pounds thinner, but most of all, wearing the right bra can elevate a woman’s confidence. Then you can go get that job, confidently make the team, or stand before that audience and proudly address the issue at hand.

 

If you’ve got boob spillage, out of the sides or the top of your bra, or if you’ve got fatty bits swelling from areas like the back…then you’re due up for a new one. If your bra looks like a piece of armor – all pointy, and if it makes your gurlz resemble torpedoes which leave poke-marks in your sweaters or tees, then we need to talk.

 

Lady, if you need an inexpensive ‘breast-lift’ or if you now need more fullness, we’ll discuss it. If yours are larger gurlz that have decided to lie flat, I got you. We’ll cover that. I want to touch on fit, cup size, band size, underwire, color, and brassiere terms. So come on back, because there is a whole world of bra sense out there, and we ‘bout to get some!

August 31, 2010

Gentle Reminder…

Listen for the Giveaway!!

A deliciously frustrating and exhilarating love story.

Don’t forget to listen to my upcoming interview on
‘A Woman’s Spirit’ the lovely radio show for women. I’ll discuss many things, including my latest novel Turnabout. Then I will ask a question on my personal site: http://www.aprilalisamarquette.com on my Check This Out page. There will be room for you to answer.

Remember, there’s no pressure… The question asked will refer to something discussed in the interview. Afterward, two winners will be randomly chosen! Within days you’ll know if perhaps YOU have won…so don’t forget to tune in!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 for one hour,
from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. You can also listen anytime afterward, because the broadcast will become a podcast!

Click on ‘A Woman’s Spirit’ to listen on the web at anytime! Or use the following web address:

http://www.radiosandysprings.com/showpages/womansspirit.php

Under the word ‘ARCHIVES’ look for the date September 1, 2010 and Guest: April Alisa Marquette.  Then click on the ‘listen’ link.

Even if you don’t participate in the giveaway, then perhaps you’ll just listen.  Whatever you do, it’s up to you, but do enjoy!

August 24, 2010

Book Giveaway and Radio Appearance

Hi there, 

I wanted to let you know about something I’m doing soon… 

I am going to appear on ‘A WOMAN’S SPIRIT’ — the radio show, click on ‘Listen Online, Live Streaming Radio.’  It is an empowering, enriching 1-hour program, for women. Men are welcome too. Briefly, let me describe the show. It is a laid back, quiet space, located smack dab in the middle of a week that sometimes consists of chaos. You get the picture…this show is something you need, an experience you can use to re-charge. I must tell you, the show’s host, Ms. Vanecia Wills-Leufroy has the most lovely cadence to her voice. I often listen to her while I write. Her rich deep vocal tones  remind me of cacao and cream, or of the jazz diva Sarah Vaughn’s extraordinary singing voice, and this host connects with her audience. She feels them, and they her! I like that. Check out the show and you just might agree. Oh, and trust me to liken anything — even a person’s voice — to food! 

However, to get back on track, on ‘A WOMAN’S SPIRIT’ we will host a two-book giveaway for my latest novel. 

A deliciously frustrating and exhilarating love story.

 

It is called Turnabout

For those of you who don’t know, Turnabout is a love story, but it is not just about the lovers. Their family, friends, and even those whom only a mama can love, are all entwined in this must-read. 

The date of my appearance is   

Wednesday, September 1, 2010  

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

The lovely thing about this show is you may listen from your laptop or computer! 

Click here to go to the Radio Show. 

Or you may tune in online:  www.radiosandysprings.com/showpages/womansspirit.php 

Don’t forget, it’s next week: Wednesday September 1, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

As I said, I will discuss my latest novel. I will also explain to listeners how I found ‘my voice’ — my reason for writing.  Then two lucky winners will win their own signed copy of my book! 

This particular episode of ‘A WOMAN’S SPIRIT’ is also slated to be re-broadcast, and will be available for you to listen to in the radio show’s archives.  www.radiosandysprings.com/showpages/womansspirit.php 

I want you to listen. I’d like that. I also want you to enter the contest — not because I’ll get anything out of it … but wouldn’t it be great if you won?! 

Don’t forget, join us for a bit of cacao, cream, and meaningful chit-chat. You’re gonna love it!

August 14, 2010

Things I want To Discuss

Okay, last time, I mentioned having a few things I wanted to discuss with you. Well one of those things is…my latest novel Turnabout. It is now on Amazon kindle, and it’s available on Kindle UK! I’m stoked. 

A deliciously frustrating and exhilarating love story.

 

 

The other thing I wanted to tell you about is a book I’m writing. I happen to be working on the third book in The Cohort Trilogy. For those of you who need catching up, this trilogy is about four friends, a sexy hunk of a gay male and his three women friends. In the first install of the trilogy, readers get to meet the foursome. Readers also get to see that the friends who call themselves ‘cohorts’ –because they are like partners in crime– believe their friendship is perfect, or darn near.  

However, their thing starts to unravel—with a betrayal. Isn’t that always how it begins? One of the women cavorts with the gay male’s love interest — his man. Oh, our male cohort’s name is Beau. Well, you know drama follows… You’ve got to pick up this novel. The name is Absolution, and it is available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. 

1st in The Cohort Trilogy by April Alisa Marquette

 

Absolution is also available in stores, ask them to order it if you don’t see it. Store staffers will gladly do so and let you know when this juicy  book comes in. 

Now, to tell you—briefly, about the second novel in The Cohort Trilogy, it is called Progression. And as the name suggests, in this the sequel, readers get to see how the cohorts have progressed. We get to see if they are any wiser, since they’ve grown older. Also shown are others who were in the background of the prior novel, Absolution. However, in Progression, the second install, there are some characters! Our gay male hunk has another man this go ‘round. Beau’s new jump-off’s name is Sandal, and what a red-haired queen Sandal is! Readers just may want to strangle him, while others may laugh out loud at his antics. 

2nd in The Cohort Trilogy

 

You know what? I can’t even tell you about the third novel in The Cohort Trilogy, not yet, because there is more that I need to tell you about Progression

I gotta go put a load of laundry in though, since I didn’t do it earlier in the week. However, you know the drill. I’ll get back with you. We’ll pick up right here. Stay tuned… because as I said, I’ve I got stuff to tell you. 

Shout out to Tam! Hey lady.

August 11, 2010

I’m baaa-ack…

Okay, so I haven’t been at this for a little while. I must tell you the truth. I felt discouraged. I know it sounds like I’m being a punk, and maybe I am. However, my lovely friend and fellow author Ms. Quijas has encouraged me to get back in the ring. That I will do, and now that I’m thinking about it, I am eager to tell you about a few things I’ve got going on.

Alas, I can’t tell you right now. I’ve got to go and see what’s going on in my kitchen. It’s time for dinner, and I smell something cooking. I don’t want to go in there and find a mess. And, I’m hungry.  For me, right now, food takes precedence over all else.

I’ll get back with you, very soon. I promise.

~A

March 18, 2010

My latest Novel

TURNABOUT

Hi there! I want to tell you what I’m excited about now — My novel TURNABOUT. It’s adult fiction, a romance. Now I’ve got to tell you, this story is more a traditional love story, for me anyway, because my readers know that traditional is not what I do. I’m not that kind of lady. I can’t seem to wrap my mind around traditional or conventional… go figure.

Anyway, this love story is not traditional in that it involves family, friends, and even foes. Oh but it’s good!! It’s fun, titillating, erotic, witty, thought-provoking… It’s many things, and it may even bring you to tears.

Let me give you a little background. TURNABOUT is Abigail’s story. She’s a smart, sensual, savvy, business woman. She is JaMerican –Jamaican and American– and boy does MaMa have a temper!

It’s also Joseph’s story too. He happens to be a successful pop music producer who is attractive in a rugged sort of way. You met both him and Abigail in Absolution 🙂 Think about it. Anyway, Joseph wants more from Abigail than he often gets. Is that because her ex, a real pain in the… you know what is always around? Or is it because there is always someone else getting in the way?

I’ve got to tell you. I am excited about the release of  TURNABOUT. It’ll be available at the end of March 2010, or maybe a little before. I’ll let you know. Anyway, I need you to get your copy so that you can let me know what you think. I’ll tell you, sometimes we send out promotional copies before they’re fully released and the feedback’s been great!

Well gotta run, gotta write, but also note. TURNABOUT will soon also be available on Amazon KINDLE.

Happy Reading, and remember, if you’re an adult who likes good fiction, if you’re a woman who loves a great read, then I write for you!!

~April

February 24, 2010

Is your hair naturally curly?

Is your hair naturally curly?

Most women of ethnic origin have some type of curl, kink, or wave pattern in their hair. Thus,  you know that this type of hair needs special attention. It is why I call it  ‘special needs‘  hair.

Click here to see some of the things you can do to ensure its beauty.

February 17, 2010

Fashion Week 2010

Fashion week is a fashion industry event. It lasts approximately one whole week –give or take a day or two.  This glamorous event spills over with paparazzi, sponsors, celebrities, style industry insiders, and icons. The event allows fashion industry forecasters to let the public know what will be hot, and what will not.

To check out a bit of the goings-on click on 2010

February 9, 2010

Who Says You Need To Change the Way You Look?

Filed under: Blog,Blogging,For the Fashion Conscious,For Women,Writing — April Alisa Marquette @ 6:32 pm
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Someone is always suggesting we change, enhance, or modify something about ourselves. However, isn’t it possible that we are already fine? Click here to find out why we just might be…

'Kiss' by Ashley David

'Shine' by Ashley David

Vogue Silhouette by Emily Adams

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