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The Signature Movement (2014)
So I found myself single again, trying to raise my offspring in an honorable way, teaching them life lessons despite what harsh realities the lessons exposed, or what resistance I encountered. I figured if I was their cushion, and the lessons were taught in a controlled environment, they would thank me later. That remains to be seen, but meanwhile, I have to live for me too. I'm a woman--a thinking, feeling, sexual, creative, wise, desirable woman. And I'm trying to run this business. None of the above has been easy for me, but it's my reality, and I'm rather determined to put my best effort into everything I touch, create. I'm branding myself in so many ways right now, but where does that leave my relationship status and the pursuit of happiness? That's what the Signature Movement is all about--my quest for fulfillment as a woman, with all that I juggle daily, not losing myself in the process of giving my all. The twist here is it's pretty funny when you look at it from the outside. If the trial wasn't for me, I would not be living it. Obviously I have the tools to navigate this thing and survive. Dive in, and get my perspective on the whole single mama saga.
Timeless Thoughts & Words of Wisdom From the Mind of Tonya D. Floyd (2012)
Volume 1--I guess you could say I had a lot on my mind. Actually, that's an understatement. I sometimes have these moments of clarity, mixed with moments of curiosity, and a touch of discontent with the way things are in the world, and I come up with these ideas that I wonder if other people can relate to. Then I just write them and send them, and wait. You can read my blog or an email, and think "she's doing too much." Hey, call it madness if you want, but people are feeling me. They constantly tell me so. And judging from the fact that they keep buying my books, there's something to this. I speak for many.
Volume 2--This is where you watch me grow up. The thoughts here are born of pain, loneliness, struggle, happiness, maturity, confusion, and even a sense of peace that finally came over me. Yeah, it's kind of a lot to digest, but if you take it thought by thought, it's like following me day by day. Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down; but the sun always rises regardless. I'm sure you can relate on some level. Jump in and see for yourself.
Nothing New Under the Sun (2011) is a unique piece, as it is Ms. Floyd's first work of fiction. In it, she explores the intricacies of relationships (marital/familial/friendly), and focuses on the introspective, emotional aspects of the characters, who are so realistic, you can't help but relate to one or more of them. These ladies are just that--ladies--and when confronted with life's challenges, each responds the best way she knows how, sometimes reinventing herself to rise to the challenge. But the reader becomes so engrossed in the drama surrounding the character, he/she can feel the severity of the issues at hand. You can't help but to wonder what will happen next. Some have asked "Is this a chick book, or a male-basher?" The answer is no. There are several strong, likable male characers who bring a certain entertainment quality to the book that makes it good reading for any reader--male or female. And these men are by no means bit players; they are woven within the storylines, as they are necessary components. Read each story with an open mind, and see where you can relate.
Tell us what you think at talk2me@versatili-T.com. We'll post your comments here if you like. Thanks, and happy reading!
The Signature Movement
Jimmie H, May 2014 (MD): "I think you did a great service to woman in that book--about knowing themselves, what type of woman they are, being sexy, making life decisions, and being imperfectly perfect."
Timeless Thoughts & Words of Wisdom
From the Mind of Tonya D. Floyd, Volumes 1 and 2
JFlo, April 2012 (MD): "This lady is AWESOME. All of her books are straight talk - no chaser! This particular book makes you think and helps you to understand that you are not by yourself and actually all of her books gives you the same feeling. She keeps it real and if you are a lady and/or man, you know EXACTLY what she is talking about and most likely you have already been where she has been... The difference is like Steve Harvey, she is putting it out there to give everybody a heads up on the game that is being played and then on the flip side, the game you can't avoid called LIFE! Take a look - read her books. This sista is laying it on the table! Take care to one and all..."
Nothing New Under the Sun
L.C., July 2013 (MD): Girl, I read halfway through the book. I have to say this to you...YOU ARE TALENTED AND GIFTED!! I'm like I work with this woman, who can write her ..... off!!! Okay so back to the book. I remember flipping thru the pages of the book and glance reading, when I was supposed to be reading the book. I now remember that some of things that I glance read hit home and that's probably why I put the book down and never picked it back-up to read it. Back then I wasn't ready to read things that reminded me of some things I experienced either "directly or indirectly". Girl....over the 4th of July weekend, I was being a lazy couch potato just laying around. I was feeling like I can read this book and be okay with the stories/characters that remind me of folks that I might not want to remember. Anyway I laid on my sofa reading the book. I could not read fast enough, because I'm so pressed to know what's going to happen next. I don't remember names right now, but the sister with the attorney/lawyer husband....he's a trip. The couple with husband traveling to do shows and then she has a young side kick...girl... I got the story of I think Tammy and Fred? I felt like I know or knew how the story was going to end because I can relate to their story, but I haven't finished that chapter/story. I can't wait to finish the rest of the book this weekend. Sometimes during my reading of the book, I relate to the story and/or character(s) and I stop/pause reading. Other times I was like, "it is what it is"....."life"....and I just kept reading to see exactly how this story is going to end. I love your details and your characters are women I can relate to in someway shape or form; and men that I've had in my life good or bad... KEEP USING YOUR GIFT AND BLESSING US WITH YOUR TALENT...!!! I used to read more back in the late 80s and early 90s. I was reading E. Lynn Harris. I went to school with a guy named Darren Coleman and I've read some his books. NOW I CAN SAY....I've been reading Tonya D. Floyd...!!!!
LDavis, September 2011 (MD): "LOVED IT! WOW! Captivating, thought provoking, genuinely funny...some of the words that come to mind when I think of this book. I literally had to leave this book at home or I found myself sneaking to read it. The characters were genuine and I could relate to each of their stories in one way or another. Every woman will be able to. This was not just another book full of foolish drama or the world's view of women. This book encompasses the passion of the everyday real woman, her life, her worries, her ability to love unconditionally, her ability to adjust in every situation, etc. My least favorite chapter was the last one. The author seemed to go on a little too long about the character's unhappiness with her career. However, the humor used to deal with her situation will have your sides splitting. I would definitely recommend this book to others and I have. 4.5 Stars!!!!!"
CDangerfield, August 2011 (MD): "REALLY! There is "Nothing New Under the Sun." It's been a long time since I've read a book so captivating and one that I've finished in such a short period of time (3 nights). Nothing New Under the Sun is a thoroughly engrossing, simply riveting book that I am very happy to have read. I found myself constantly picking up the book to read at every opportunity that I could. I was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. This book is definitely a page turner. Tonya, girl, you put your foot in this book. I am really looking forward to a sequel....soon I hope. Thank you."
SHarris, August 2011 (MD): "The main characters are excellently written, which is what I have come to expect from Tonya Floyd, she writes very unique, four - dimensional, and compelling leading people each and every time, this book is no exception. I love the four stories. The relationship in each stories develops in such a natural, believable and genuine way that is not always easy to capture or portray. The author did a wonderful job of drawing the readers into all four stories. All in all, this was a great book, one of the best I;ve read in a while. I would recommend anyone to buy it. Who know you might see your self in one of the stories."
CUnderwood, July 2011 (NC): "