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Rihanna’s Song Inspires New Inter-Racial Romance by Bajan Author: What Now?

Cover-WHAT-NOW-WEB-PAGE (819x1280)How did Bad Girl Rihanna’s track What Now inspire Bajan author’s new book? Read on to find out.

Rock star Nick Badley has no bucket list; he’s living it. He’s been there and done that, yet a part of him is still unfulfilled and he’s beginning to ask himself the question: What now?

What Now? Is asked and answered in the latest novel by Barbados Today columnist and author, Donna Every.

This is Every’s fourth romance  novel but for the first time it is not set on her home turf of Barbados.

Every says: “While my last novel The Price of Freedom, was set in Barbados, this novel is set in the US and to a lesser extent in Barbados.
Journalist Shari Goodwin would rather be reporting about the effect of micro-financing on women in developing nations. Instead, she’s been assigned to follow around Nick Badley, like a groupie, to make a documentary about him.
When they meet, both of them resent having to work with the other. Shari sees him as an overindulged rock star who has earned the nickname, Nick Bad. Nick sees her as a judgmental reporter whose surname suits her to the max. So, when attraction flares between them, Shari is determined to fight it. After all, Nick is in the habit of having any woman he wants and she refuses to be the next in line.

Every says that she had the concept for the novel in her head and it was confirmed when she heard two songs on the radio one after the other on the same day: “Faithfully” by Journey and “What Now?” by Rihanna. The book takes us inside the world of a rock star and the woman who is about it to rock Nick to the core. Donna combines inspiration, passion and romance in her novels which feature inter-racial couples.
What Now? is now available on Amazon’s Kindle store.

Listen to What Now by Rihanna here…

Today’s Power Move – Take the Day Off

This may take some planning but set aside one day even in the middle of the week to do something that feeds your spirit, soul and body. A walk on the beach during lunch will work wonders. Go on and dip your feet in the ocean or burrow your feet into the sand.PowerMove---I-am-Well

Taking the time to breathe and enjoy the world outside your window is the best medicine for stressful days and worrisome nights.

Treat yourself to an at home pedicure or facial, call a friend for a long chat, cuddle your babies.

Enjoy your life.

 

 

Today’s Power Move – Think Rich

PowerMove---I-am-RichIt’s not spiritual to think about being rich, at least that was what the church sermons and messages I heard growing up seemed to say. The love of money is the root of all evil and it was translated and passed down into “Money will get you to hell quickly. Serve Jesus, suffer without and reap bountifully in heaven.”

What a lie. You can want money without loving money. The bible says as in heaven, so on earth. If heaven is awash with paved roads of gold why are we struggling to find what we need to live daily?

Jesus said not one bird falls that I don’t notice. Not one head of hair on your head goes unaccounted for. Don’t worry about what you need to eat, where you need to sleep or what you will put on because your Heavenly Father knows you need them. (Paraphrase of Matthew 6).

I want you to be rich. I want to be rich. If you are and I am then we can do some amazing things together and help other people who are not yet at the place to see they can get what they need to succeed in life as well.

In the late 90s I worked for a woman who taught me that I should plan my budget around the life I wanted to have, not based on what money I had available to me right that minute. It goes against rationality. It goes against sound mathematics and business practices. However, it is what you need to do if you want to get ahead.

I wrote about it in The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur but honestly I struggled with it for a long time. I wasn’t giving myself permission to want richness for myself as I wanted it for others. I won’t debate now the difference between being rich and wealthy. Right this moment we need the richness of money to do what needs to be done.

Start to plan for it. Expect it. Make room for it in how you think and how you function. It will cause you to look for new ways that you would have ruled out because of an old ideology.

As I opened myself to receive more. The richness sort me out. I did not need to pursue it. I only needed to be open to receiving it.

Practice Today’s Power Move and then taken the inspired action. Create a budget based on the life you want to have.