What’s Been Going On March 2019

December was the last time I posted to this blog, but that does not mean that I haven’t been writing. Life in a Few Words is still my baby, but I have been nurturing some other ventures in recent months and quite frankly, just haven’t been in the right space emotionally to publish much of my poetry on here recently. A lot of what I write is personal, but for the past year, nearly everything I’ve written has come from extremely personal feelings and experiences. I guess that’s why I haven’t been as inclined to share much recently.

So, what’s been going on? I’ve been exploring my love for fitness. Yes, I’m plus-sized. I probably always will be. That doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a good spin class or yoga. Actually, I’ve been studying to obtain a personal trainer certification and I started a fitness group online. I’m hoping to start a group in person soon. Along with that, I started a blog all about fitness and what I’ve learned about health and nutrition.

It’s funny. What started as me becoming more fit because I couldn’t breathe very well resulted in my losing approximately 30lbs and gaining so much perspective about myself, life, and relationships. I got a lot of great poetry out of it and I think I have a few stories I can write about it, too.

I’ll be sharing some new pieces once a week, for at least the next few weeks anyway. I still have it on my heart to publish another book, which has been titled Sunlight, Coffee, and Roses for the past three years. Hopefully, this year will be the year.

In the meantime, if you are interested in fitness stuff, check out my other blog fit2bemyself.com and subscribe!

If you enjoy my writing and would like to see more, I’d appreciate your support. There are four ways you can help me grow.

You can buy my book here: https://letarawrites.wordpress.com/books/

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You can simply share my website with others who may enjoy what I do.

 

Book Review: Kiss Me Before You Say Goodnight by Keith Kareem Williams

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Available for purchase on Amazon and directly from the author on social media.

Synopsis:

On a humid, hot summer afternoon in New York City, Omari walks onto a bar and spots a gorgeous, mysterious woman on the brink of tears as she watches her home country getting completely crushed in the World Cup of Soccer on the big screen television. Omari can’t take his eyes off of the beautiful woman so he buys her a drink, sits down at her table and after some pleasant conversation, finds out that her name is Andressa. What starts off innocently as a few drinks shared between strangers quickly leads to a scorching-hot, erotic night of passionate sex. However, what should have been the beginning of a steamy romance goes awry in a way that Omari never saw coming as he gets caught up in the deadly entanglements that Andressa was still trapped in. Her dark, dirty little secrets put both of their lives at risk.

My thoughts:

I haven’t had much success with reading books this year. Kiss Me Before You Say Goodnight is the only book that I have finished, though I’m hoping to add at least one more before the year ends. As a matter of fact, I may make time to skim through this one again very soon. Why? Because in the day that it took me to read this book, I forgot about all of my troubles and focused solely on the amazing chemistry between the two main characters, Andressa and Omari, and the drama that unfolded as a result of their relationship.

Williams jumped right into the steamy action in the first chapter and kept me hooked for the remainder of the book. The plot isn’t overly complicated and neither are the characters, which I appreciated. Andressa was as dangerous as she was beautiful and Omari was whipped. In some parts I found myself going crazy over some of Omari’s decisions regarding Andressa, but then I remembered that I, too, have been foolishly in love (in lust) and made some questionable choices as a result, so I couldn’t judge him too harshly.

I appreciated how quickly the story moved, but I didn’t want it to end. Spoiler: The ending leaves the opportunity for another book, so maybe there will be one in the future! While I won’t say that this is my absolute favorite book from Keith Kareem Williams, (Glass Goddesses, Concrete Walls still holds that title) this one ranks high on the list for me.

Check out Keith Kareem Williams’ social media below:

http://reemafterdark.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/keithkareemwilliams

http://twitter.com/Reemafterdark

 

Shrink

I’m shrinking.

Pulling away from what weighed me down and pushing up into a new way of

Thinking.

What I loved purposely left me weeping,

Tenderized

Pulverized heart,

But still a heart still worth keeping.

And it beats stronger… while the heaviness withers away and I shrink, I think, “How great it is to be thinner from ‘wait’ loss, patiently hoping for better days, and stronger from the discomfort of willing myself more life.”

 

© LeTara Moore, All Rights Reserved

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Tide

I forgot what it means to feel intimidated by the rising of what could swallow me whole. The view of it from a distance is so beautiful. I can’t swim. Yet here I am in front of it, waiting for it to take me in. I can’t swim, so there’s no better time to not drown than now.

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© LeTara Moore, All Rights Reserved

November Updates: New Beginnings

As always, I’m occupied by a million things, but I always try to find time to squeeze in a few pages. Coming up this week will be my review of Give in to the Feeling by Sarah Zama. Also, I recently moved Life In A Few Words to a new host. What does that mean? I won’t be updating letarawrites.wordpress.com (And I just updated the design, too. I had to do what I would be satisfied with, though.) anymore for the foreseeable future. Instead, you can find me at my new location letarawrites.com. Simpler address for you to remember and more creative control for myself. The book review blog letarawritesbookreviews.wordpress.com will remain the same for the time being, however, I’ll be looking to move this one at the beginning of 2018. I’ve been making some moves that’ll, hopefully, pay off in the near future. So, stick with me, sign up for my mailing list, bookmark my site, connect with me on social media and read some good books! See you at the new place.

Facelift!

How does it look? It is growing on me, but I like it. My blog had the same look for a very, very long time and it was past time for a new look. I’ve also done some tinkering with my book covers and have officially changed the one for Reflection in the Music. I’m trying to build a signature look and I feel like I am well on my way. Still, I am very proud of my original cover, but it wasn’t all that I needed for it to be. The creative juices are flowing and I can’t wait until I finally release my next project for you guys. In the meantime, check out the new cover!

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