Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Author Spotlight: Guest Post and Twitter Giveaway with C J Domino

Today, I welcome author C J Domino to the blog.

Stop Waiting to Exhale…
     A few years ago I hit rock bottom.  I was a bestselling author going through an emotionally draining divorce that eventually left me flat broke.  Bitter and full of resentment I was one angry Black woman, mad at the entire world.  “Why me?” was the question I constantly asked myself back then.  I had lost my home, my expensive car and most of all my marriage.  But instead of wallowing in self-pity I exhaled while making a conscious decision to stop being angry and to simply let go of the past.

       My revelation began with an article by Iyanla Vanzant.  She quoted Proverbs 3:6 “See His will in all you do and He will show you what path to take.”  When I decided to let go of the past the first thing I embraced was my faith.  I actively sought out God and his Holy wisdom in helping me to become a better person.   Secondly, I had to realize that changing is a process; my anger and bitterness wasn’t going to go away overnight.  So I made a conscious effort every day to do something that would make me a better person.  I repeated positive affirmations in the mirror, I started a journal which would later become my second bestselling book and I stop being a bench warmer in church and became an active member.   I stop allowing my ex-husband to bully me with his words and his expensive lawyer and I took a stand.  I decided that my self-worth was priceless.  I realized that I had to value myself before I could expect anyone else to find value in me. 

     Why I’m I sharing this with you?  Because I want you to know that you don’t have to wait to exhale.  Take a deep breath and decide right now to just let it all go.  Life doesn’t have to be hard and you don’t have to be a miserable bitch that nobody likes to be around.  Inhale the positives and simple let go of the negatives by exhaling.   

CJ's Bio
CJ Domino is the CEO of Shero Productions.  A life coach and the author of Sideline Ho and Who Does She Think She Is, Domino’s third book, The Games People Play will be out on October 21, 2010.  For more information on CJ Domino visit

Contest Alert!!!
CJ will be hosting a Twitter contest Sept 29-Oct 3.  5 days, 5 questions, 5 prizes.  To participate, you must follow CJ @cjdomino to find out what the daily question is.  Once you have your answer, post your answer to her Guestbook.  CJ will announced winners daily so make sure you keep up with her tweets to see if it's you.  Here are the prizes up for grabs:

One winner-Autographed Copy of The Games People Play 
When people look at my life this is what they see, a picture perfect couple living fabulously.  But behind closed door it’s another story as I struggle to maintain this status quo glory.  With bitches on my left and ho’s on my right, it’s a constant fight trying to remain a glamorous trophy wife.  Sex, lies and alibis keep us together, but what’s done in the dark will never last forever.     
Meet Mercedes Barone, the beautiful wife of a former NBA All-Star.  To the world she has it made, living high off of life, but as you read along you’ll soon learn that walking in her three-inch heels is no easy task.  From her backstabbing relatives to her husband’s baby mama’s, what really happens when a ride or die vixen is fed up with the drama?

Four Winners-Shero T shirt
Shero:  A strong woman who has accomplished great
things at epic proportions.  She is a female hero, not afraid to kick ass and take names later.  She is a heroine, one who fights for the respect and rights of other women.  She is a mother, daughter, sister...She is YOU!

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