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Out Now: The Magician (The Lincolns 11)

Hi lovelies,

I hope you’re well at this time. Here in the UK, we’re still in lockdown. I think this is week 5. The days have all started to blend together. It’s amazing that I know it’s Thursday today, but that’s only because I have a new release 🙂

The Magician

Xy Lincoln has no idea his life is about to change as he takes the stage to premiere a brand new line of tricks.

Everything is going perfectly until the climax of the show when he tries to levitate the whole audience and his power vanishes.

Then he senses her.

In the audience, a woman is praying. And Xy is powerless to continue his show if she doesn’t stop.

That woman is Sian Michaels. Beautiful, famous and pretty much perfect. But most of Xy’s brothers have followed Christian women out of the occult and he’s determined it won’t happen to him. He will pull out all the stops to make Sian lose her faith rather than let her make him lose his craft.

Then the Lincoln family is thrown into chaos when a powerful Practitioner kidnaps Xy’s favorite nephew, Paul (Saul’s son). Xy’s power is no match for this invisible enemy. But Sian has all these ideas about God’s power being supreme. Dangerous ideas that Xy doesn’t even want to consider.

Follow Xy Lincoln as he tries to save his nephew, grapples with what it means to truly be powerful, and discovers a shocking secret about his ‘deceased’ brother, Junior.

Get your copy today:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

I hope you enjoy it.

God bless & stay safe xx

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Out Now: The Innovator (The Lincolns 8)

Hi lovelies,

The Innovator is finally here!

Buy at Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo or Smashwords.

Thank you to everyone who has already bought it. (I have a question for you guys so make sure to read to the end of this post)

When I released the first book in the Lincolns series, The Lincoln Manifesto, I had no idea that you guys were going to immediately pick on Saul Lincoln as your favorite Lincoln brother. Especially when he spent The Lincoln Manifesto pining for his brother’s fiancé.

Since the Lincoln Manifesto, I have had so many requests for Saul’s book. (In case you were wondering, the other brothers that I get a lot of requests for are Jared and Salem). Saul finally gets his story in The Innovator.

If you pre-ordered, The Innovator will already be on your reading device 😊😊

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She disappeared without a trace and took his heart with her.

A year later, Saul Lincoln is no closer to moving on.

He decides to track her down.

But with her newfound faith and the powerful enemies on their heels, it seems there are just too many obstacles.

What early readers are saying about The Innovator:

“Another winner!”
“It was a joy to read.”
“I love the soap opera ending.”
“Dayo has a great way of hooking you into a love story with a saint, sinner, and Jesus. “

Get The Innovator at Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo or Smashwords.

 

Amazon Exclusivity

I know that many of you who don’t buy from Amazon are already invested in the Lincoln series. Therefore, The Innovator will be available at all online stores for two weeks only. After that, it will be available only on Amazon. Make sure to snap it up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

 

Not yet started this series?

A tale of two brothers, the girl that came between them, and God’s unfailing love.

Book 1, The Lincoln Manifesto, is free today. Grab it before the offer runs out at midnight.

Get your free copy of The Lincoln Manifesto.

The Lincolns series is all stand-alone books, each with a satisfying, heartwarming conclusion. However, book 1 gives a nice introduction to all of the Lincoln brothers

So, guys, we’re getting to the end of the Lincolns. What would you like to see in the following books?
The brothers left to write about are Solomon (he’s next), Salem, Hades, Xy and Jared.
Is there anything, in particular, you would like me to include in their stories? Is there any character you want to see more of?
Let me know in the comments below.
Dayo xx
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Reunite with The Lincolns/Free Book Alert

Hi Guys,

My next Lincoln book, The Innovator, is all set to launch on Saturday, September 15, 2018!

Click Here to Pre-order

This is Saul Lincoln’s book, for those of you who have been requesting that I write his story 😊

Because I know that Saul is most people’s favourite Lincoln brother, I’ve decided to post a free sample of the first few chapters.

Click Here to Read the Free Sample

You first met Saul and Ivy in The Lincoln Manifesto. Unfortunately, their love was forbidden. Will they rekindle things in The Innovator, or go their separate ways?

 

To celebrate this launch, The Lincoln Manifesto, book 1 in the Lincolns series is available free until Saturday.

Free for 4 Days Only!!!

A captivating romance brimming with suspense and biblical truth!

What readers are saying about The Lincoln Manifesto:

“Exciting, entertaining, stimulating, and yet spiritually encouraging” ★★★★★

“I’m going to petition Amazon to extend their star ratings to 10 just for this amazing book!” ★★★★★

“Dayo does it again with this amazing book! I can’t wait to read more about the Lincoln boys!” ★★★★★

This was the perfect introduction to what I know will be another eye-opening series…I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment”  ★★★★★

Click Here for your Free Copy of The Lincoln Manifesto

Already started this series?

Can’t wait to find out if Saul and Ivy overcome their obstacles or go their separate ways?

Pre-order the Innovator today, read the free sample chapters, sign up for my mailing list so that you’ll get an email alert as soon as the book goes live, and maybe even re-read your copy of The Lincoln Manifesto to refresh your memory about what happened between Saul, Ivy and Jared the last time 🙂

See you on Saturday xx

 

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All About The Designer

So, it’s been a few months since the last Lincoln book. I kind of took a little break while I finished off The Dare series. But the Lincolns are back 🙂 🙂 🙂

In the last book, Nigel, the head of Lincoln Entertainment was on the run with one of his singers, Andie, whose life was in danger. If you haven’t read it, get your copy at Amazon UKAmazon USB&NiTunesKobo, or Smashwords and get up to date.

In fact, if you haven’t started the Lincoln series yet, what are you waiting for??? Book 5 is about to drop so you’ve got lots of catching up to do.

Anyway…how about I introduce you to the main characters of The Designer?

Taye Lincoln is the bad boy boss who thinks that if you want a promotion you need to be willing to do whatever it takes to get it…

Kara Sinclair is the good girl with a past who is done with being treated like an object by men. Yes, she wants a promotion but not if there are strings attached.

He’s used to getting his way. She’s pushy, independent and stubborn and isn’t about to let him have his way.

As always there’s a lot of drama going on among the brothers, apart from the happenings between the hero and heroine. Taye and his full brother, Hades, have wanted to kill Jared, the eldest brother, since book 1 (The Lincoln Manifesto). In this book an opportunity to do so presents itself. Jared killed their mother eight years ago. They want nothing more than to avenge her.

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Here’s the Back Cover Blurb:

If you want to keep your job you really shouldn’t slap your boss…
…Even if he’s an arrogant jerk who won’t quit making unwanted advances.
Kara Sinclair has been resisting the strange pull she feels towards Taye Lincoln since the day she began working at his fashion house, LB Couture. But circumstances throw them together. Taye’s life is in danger, and she may be the only person who can point him towards a solution.

If you want to stay a practitioner, don’t fall in love with a Christian woman…
…Even if she’s irresistible. And even if her prayers are the only source of protection from the shadowy murderers trying to kill you.
Taye Lincoln is trying to evade death, resist Kara and the Christianity she touts, while also seeking vengeance on his half-brother, Jared, who killed his mom eight years ago. Jared is in trouble with some powerful practitioners and has been disabled. This may be the only opportunity for revenge that Taye will ever get. But with all that’s going on, will he be able to take it?
And will Kara, who believes in loving your enemies rather than seeking revenge, ever forgive him if he does?

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It’ll be out soon. Maybe even by tomorrow, because I just hit publish on Amazon, iBooks, Kobo and all the other places 🙂

God bless xx

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The Craft of the Crystal Series (4/4)

Incense-And-Candles.jpgWell, this is the last post in my little blog series on the Craft of the Crystal Series. I hope you’ve found it interesting to read about. There were times when I was writing the Crystal series that I was covering myself in the blood of Jesus and doing spiritual warfare as I typed, lol. I’m definitely looking forward to writing some much lighter material.

The Centrality of death/ Sacrifices

The Bible talks about us, as Christians, being living sacrifices to God. And God doesn’t force us into being living sacrifices. He asks us to present/offer ourselves as living sacrifices unto Him (Romans 12:1). The devil on the other hand is all about death. Like Jesus said, his agenda is to steal, kill and destroy, while God died so that we can have abundant life (John 10:10). The SOT is big on death. In response for killing the practitioners receive more ‘energy’. Well, they think it’s more ‘energy.’ Really they’re just going into deeper bondage. They get more power from the enemy when they kill, but the more power they get, the more power he has over them, and the tighter his grip on them.

Incense

I did try to stay true to the different meanings that different kinds/flavours of incense have. However, I had to go on some dodgy websites to find out the uses (they were dodgy to me because they seemed so dark and occult). I think I mentioned Basil incense the most in the Crystal series. Basil incense is for ‘concentration, assertiveness, decisiveness, trust, integrity, enthusiasm, mental clarity, cheerfulness, confidence, courage to attract fidelity, love, good luck, sympathy, and wealth.’ I figured that covered all the bases of what practitioners would want. I know some Christians still burn incense today. I’m not exactly sure why. If you are an incense burning Christian I would like to know the reasoning behind it. Please leave a comment or email me.

Ascension

So, this one is a big deal in the Crystal series. Basically it’s a state of enlightenment that only the most dedicated and masterful of practitioners are eligible to attain, and is based loosely on ‘ascended masters’ (a real life thing that you can read about online if you want, but I’d say don’t bother). However, I also made it a point of no return. I was thinking along the lines of the unpardonable sin in the Bible. Some people say the unpardonable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, but there are other schools of thought. However, in Powerful Enemies, Jesus says, “Your ascension is called a point of no return, not because I won’t receive you if you come to Me, but because you become too hardened to come to Me.”

There had to be a ‘point of no return’ in the craft in order to create more tension for Crystal’s and Juda’s relationship, because if he ascends there’s no hope they’ll ever be together. Ascension is used as a threat to Crystal and Juda’s relationship, and then as a threat to America (when Luke ascends and becomes almost indestructible).

So, that’s it for the Craft of the Crystal Series. I hope you enjoyed reading about some of my logic in creating the whole system, and I hope it answers some of your questions.

God bless.

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The Craft of the Crystal Series (2/4)

Hello all,

So here’s part two of my series about the craft. Today I’m talking about the SOT Tenets, the SOT’s use of force in recruiting certain members, and DNA/Genes. Fun stuff, eh!

SOT/DSV religion Tenets

Here’s the full version of the Tenets:

There is no such thing as good or evil, no such thing as absolute right or wrong. There is only energy and agenda. Forces of will and reason. Everything is relative.

The conscious mind, the subconscious mind and the superconscious mind work together to create each individual’s own reality.

Evolution did not happen, neither did creation. Life cannot be tied down to a sole event, but is the result of a summation of processes that we may never comprehend.

Love is a figment of the imagination, as is hatred. We desire sex, and we desire revenge. These things should not be labeled as something noble: love; or something wrong: hatred.

Equity, liberty and fraternity are the building blocks of civilization. Psychological cleansing is the pathway to enlightenment. The superconscious mind puts us in touch with divine infinite divine infinite intelligence by which mankind, too, may aspire to divinity.

Basically, it’s a bunch of mumbo jumbo that I made up. It’s the SOT’s statement of faith if you like. I did some reading about occult beliefs, and all the things I read made no sense to me. It just sounded deep, while simultaneously sounding like nonsense. It’s all just mystical and ‘spiritual’ and ‘we are all divine’, ‘we believe in the wind and the rain’, ‘we are God’. Just reading that stuff freaked me out. Seriously, ha ha. I think the devil likes to deceive people into thinking they’re deep and wise when really they don’t have a clue what they’re on about (British slang there). That’s one hallmark of the devil: confusion. He likes to confuse people. And he likes to sound all philosophical, when really there’s nothing to him. He’s just a deceiver.

Use of Force

Ah, this was another sore point for some readers; the SOT’s use of force to recruit Crystal. I usually get two main questions:

  1. If that’s how secret societies and cults work what’s stopping them from just grabbing anyone off the streets and making them join?
  2. Even if they can do that, Christians are off-limits right? They can’t force a Christian to join can they?

In answer to the first question, I don’t believe cults can just target anybody they want. I believe there’s usually a method to their madness. There is definitely a method to the SOT’s madness. They target Crystal because she was promised to them by a blood covenant her grandfather made, offering four generations to the cult. So, it wasn’t just a random thing. I hope that answers question 1. (This is all explained in Searchlight, by the way).

In answer to the second question, the devil can try to get what he thinks belongs to him, but if you’re saved you can rebuke him and he will flee. In Searchlight and some of Surrender, Crystal is religious, but not a Christian (like many churchgoing young people). She has moments of crying out to God, but He’s not really her God. He’s her parents’ God. She knows there’s power in the Name of Jesus, but her turning point doesn’t come until her parents kidnap her from the Victoria’s secret show In Surrender and she is prayed for. Things are still bad, and the SOT still try to manipulate her, but now that she has woken up to her authority in Christ they are powerless. This is illustrated by the fact that she is now able to leave the SOT.

Taking this further, let’s forget about cults for a moment and think of the horrific persecution that Christians have faced both in the past and present day (yes, there are parts of the world in which Christians suffer gross persecution today, because of their faith). The SOT and other occult people in the Crystal series are constantly trying to get Crystal to renounce her faith. Doesn’t the devil harass Christians, or does he only harass non-Christians? Do bad things happen only to bad people or do bad things happen to good people too? I personally do not believe that being a Christian means the devil won’t try to get at you, or that you won’t go through hard times. Or that you won’t face persecution. Therefore, Christians were not off-limits in the Crystal series. The SOT targeted whoever they felt belonged to them, Christian or not.

Another way in which the SOT used force was in ensuring that people within the organization don’t leave. In Searchlight, the only people who had ever managed to leave the SOT were Pastor John (from the Beauty for Ashes series), Jace, Dan and Simone Rivers. They only managed to get out with God’s help. No one else had ever been able to leave. In fact, Luke, the leader of the SOT, made sure every member committed some kind of crime (often murder) so that they would be afraid to leave for fear of being exposed. Isn’t that the way the devil works? He makes us feel like we’re too bad to change, he wants us to believe we can’t leave him. He throws our mistakes in our face all the time.

DNA/Genes

This one is deep. I read some stuff about reptilian DNA and the elite and those who are ‘truly in charge of this world’. Who knows whether this stuff is all just conspiracy, or if it’s true. Whether or not it’s true, some people truly believe in it, and it was handy for emphasizing the hierarchy of the occult in the Crystal series. Some practitioners, no matter how good at the craft they are, are limited in how far they can go because they don’t have the right genes. I thought it was a nice touch since it got me thinking of Hitler and how obsessed he was with genes. Hitler’s Lebensborn program encouraged people with certain traits to mate so that they could produce more people with those traits. I also wanted to a true sense of some people being elite and others not measuring up, as a contrast to Christianity. In Christianity we are all the elite, and we are all ‘nothing’ at the same time. We’re all a royal priesthood, kings and priests, and we’re all also servants. I love that. I don’t know if this elite system based on genes is truly a trait of the occult, but they do seem to be very concerned with bloodlines.

Hope all this isn’t too freaky for you. Do you now understand why I stopped doing research? I really don’t want to know. Most of the cult stuff in the Crystal series is my imagination, although I did try to base it on certain basic principles.

Have a good Sunday xx

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The Craft of the Crystal Series (1/4)

What-Would-You-Do-With-A-magic-wand.jpgHi Everyone,

This post is Part 1 of a four-part series I’m writing about the craft of the Crystal series.

I get a lot of emails from readers asking me how I know so much about the occult and the ‘craft’. And asking whether I know from personal experience or from extensive research.

I’d like to just say I know very little about the occult, and I’d like to keep things that way 🙂 I did begin to do some research as I wrote Searchlight (Crystal 1), but I got to a point where I didn’t want to know. I was sickened, disgusted, and quite frankly disturbed. So, I made the decision to use my imagination. I’m a Christian. I don’t know enough about God and the Bible. The last thing I want is knowledge about the devil and the occult. Apart from the basic knowledge required to know your enemy so that he doesn’t get the better of you, and so that you can keep him under your feet, I’m not at all interested in deeper knowledge. So, I used the principles of what I know about the occult and what the Bible teaches about our enemy, to create the craft and the laws of the occult in the Crystal series. I also mixed in some things I’ve heard about the occult from other people and I took a lot of creative liberties. After all it’s fiction. The aim was just to show that greater is He within us than He that is in the world (1 John 4:4), not provide a manual on how to get into the occult.

Over this series of blog posts I’ll cover the following points:

  • Terminology
  • Promiscuity
  • Vanity
  • Force
  • SOT Tenets
  • DNA/Genes
  • Centrality of death
  • Energy release
  • Sacrifices
  • Incense
  • SOT Hierarchy vs. other craft within the world of the Crystal series
  • Craft of different nations
  • Robe color
  • Ascension

And I’ll try to explain my reasoning behind them all. Hopefully, these posts will answer all your questions, and whenever someone emails me in future to ask me how I know so much about the occult I can just send them links to these posts 🙂

Terminology

i.e. Craft instead of magic, Practitioners instead of witches and wizards, Kingdom of Enlightenment instead of Kingdom of Darkness, etc.

The occult people in the Crystal series are wealthy. Many of them are celebrities. They consider themselves elite people. Their interpretation of the occult is different to the ‘average’ occultist. They consider themselves more refined. They reject the common stereotypes that most people have about people within the occult. None of them are knobbly cackling old women stirring smoking cauldrons. That’s the media’s depiction of the occult. The craft of the Crystal series is much different. It’s a rich man’s craft. On the outside, the practitioners look so glamorous and their lives look like so much fun. Only when you get in and look closer do you realise that the price they pay for their fame, wealth and success is extremely high. So, I wanted to use different terms to drive home the fact that they reject the common stereotypes about the occult. However, whether you call yourself a witch or a practitioner, whether you call what you do ‘craft’ or ‘magic’, it’s still evil. Rich or poor. ‘Elite’ or ‘normal.’

Promiscuity

Most of the negative feedback I get about the Crystal series is because of all the ‘sexual innuendo’ and promiscuity. However, there is nothing in the Crystal series that the average young adult doesn’t see or hear in their day to day life, or on TV. I wanted to emphasize the evilness of some of the characters, as there’s no point having evil people in the books if they don’t do anything evil, or anything that readers would consider to be wrong. I preferred to highlight their sexual depravity over showing them killing and doing dark rituals all the time. I didn’t want to show Alejandro, Shola, and certain other characters doing rituals, or killing.  For me, emphasizing their promiscuity was a way of showing how depraved they are without the books getting too gory. I wanted to keep the actual ‘on-screen’ gore and killing to a minimum. There are some pretty dark scenes, especially in the earlier books, but I wanted to limit the number of dark scenes.

Also, sexual sin is a form of self-worship and is an abuse of a good gift that God has given us. Excessive sexual sin and perversion can be evidence of demonic influence. That’s why when Alejandro and Shola Cardoso get saved, they change completely in this area. That demonic influence has left their lives. Yay for Jesus 🙂

Vanity

Many of the practitioners in the Crystal series are obsessed with beauty and their physical appearance. Yelissa Neir goes so far as to transmutate (is that the right word?), changing her skin color, hair color, height, body shape, etc. almost daily. The only common thing with each of her disguises is that they’re all beautiful. And I think her beauty adds to her evilness.

Beauty is a requirement for entry into the SOT. Everybody in the SOT, especially those with celebrity careers, is attractive. The Bible talks about the devil being perfect in beauty, and pride is one of his hallmarks. The practitioners in the Crystal series value beauty too, and are prideful and vain. Luke goes so far as to manipulate the genes of his children in order to make sure they’re physically perfect, and are athletic.

So, what do you think? Is there anything in the craft of the Crystal series that you didn’t agree with?

Stay tuned for more 🙂