MAXINE BILLINGS - Fiction Inspirational Author
My second book in the ONE OF A KIND
series is here!!!

My ninth fiction inspirational novel, DESPERATE HEARTS, is now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle edition. The paperback is also available on createspace.







Share the joy . . . share the
pain . . . of one couple's
arduous journey to love.

Read a  sneak preview


"Just finished reading this book! It's an awesome read. Paula and Bradford took me on a emotional roller-coaster!! The characters are so well developed....I feel like I truly know them."--Maxine's Facebook Friend Renee Hill's Review of DESPERATE HEARTS


Excerpt from  DESPERATE HEARTS

CONTEST
(GOODREADS BOOK QUIZ)



TO PARTICIPATE, CLICK THE TITLE OF THE QUIZ ABOVE THE BOOK COVER

PRIZES AWARDED TO THE FIRST PERSON TO CORRECTLY ANSWER THE QUESTIONS UNDER THE QUIZ!


MEET "EEVIE" & "PEARL"

(TWO ADORABLE SENIOR CITIZENS FROM ONE OF A KIND & DESPERATE HEARTS)


 









      Visit Eevie's Blog page                                              Visit Pearl'sBlog page
__________________________________________________________

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON
(KINDLE EDITION)

LIFE AFTER MOMMA
(My First Young Adult Novel)

Fifteen-year-old Kiara was thirteen when her mother died of breast cancer.  Although her life will never be the same, she is coping thanks to her father's love and support.  But when he springs his new female companion on her and her family at their annual family reunion, it's war between her and her dad!


   Click book to purchase now
                                                         

                         

_________________________________________________________________________________
COMING SOON
TO AMAZON
( PAPERBACK & KINDLE EDITION)


HIS Eyes Are On the SPARROWS

(My 1st non-fiction novel, my mother's autobiography)


A little girl born and raised in the deep south must overcome a number of odds in order to grow into the strong, capable woman she has become.  As she takes you on her incredible journey of pain, heartache, and triumph, you will come to appreciate her strength, fortitude, and courage--but above all, her deep faith that God is ever watching over her to help her endure hardships that most would never live to tell about.
 







Annie Ruth Nelson
(June 17, 1935 - May 9, 2016)
























FOR RICHER
OR FOR POORER
(BOOK 3 OF THE BREAKING POINT SERIES)

Justin Brickman is a wealthy chef and restaurateur with a successful cooking show on a national food network station.  Already at the top of the ladder, he is driven to climb as high as he can no matter what the costs.  Can he get back to level ground before he loses what's most precious to him?






CHANGES
         (The long-awaited sequel to the bestselling novel,       A MEASURE OF FAITH)

Robert and Lynn finally have the empty nest they knew would one day be theirs, but along with it are coming a whole lot of changes that neither of them had expected nor prepared for.  And neither of them seems willing to yield to the changes that are taking place.  What will it take for them to see things from the other's perspective?





_________________________________________________________________________________
AVAILABLE ON AMAZON
(KINDLE EDITION)


Meet high-maintenance, women's boutique owner, and part-time real estate agent Paula Copeland in my second short story and first eBook, ONE OF A KIND.

 
  Click book to purchase now        
                                                        
                                                        








CONTEST
(GOODREADS BOOK QUIZ)


TO PARTICIPATE, CLICK THE TITLE OF THE QUIZ ABOVE THE BOOK COVER

PRIZES AWARDED TO THE FIRST PERSON TO CORRECTLY ANSWER THE QUESTIONS UNDER THE QUIZ!
__________________________________________________________________

(BOOK 2 OF THE BREAKING POINT SERIES)

In SICKNESS and In HEALTH
(PAPERBACK & KINDLE EDITION)

This sequel to THE BREAKING POINT will take you into the lives of Darryl and Catina Jones.  Now married and expecting their first child, they feel that nothing can separate them from one another's love.

But when Darryl loses both of his legs in a car accident, their lives are suddenly thrown into an emotional whirl.  And it will take a great deal of strength, love, and courage for the two of them to accept the things they cannot change. 

     
Paperback also available on createspace



     Click this book to order           
            paperback now                  
    



"Funny, touching, sad and warm all at the same time but also has some seriousness to it - medical issues - that also keep it down to earth and not a rose colored type of look at the world and life."
--Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Expert Reviewer on In Sickness and In Health

                                                                       

                         
Click this book to order
    KINDLE EDITION now

   




My dear friend Paula reading
IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH
_________________________________________________________________________________
OTHER BOOKS
&
VIDEO BOOK TRAILERS


Click book to order now


Debut novel, A MEASURE OF FAITH, was released in April, 2004 & ranked #3 on Cush City's list of fiction bestsellers

5 out of 5 stars Great Debut
By Avid-Readers.com (Los Angeles, CA)
This review is from: A Measure Of Faith (Paperback)

Maxine Billings is a new author who I believe has a great debut novel.

Read an excerpt from A MEASURE OF FAITH

A MEASURE OF FAITH on literary tour

You need Flash Player in order to view this.
Book Trailer: A Measure Of Faith
A Measure Of Faith, by Maxine Billings.



Click book to order now

A TEST OF FAITH was released in April, 2005 and is the novel for which Maxine was selected as a featured author at the 2005 ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL at its 11th anniversary

5 out of 5 stars Til Death Do Us Part

A TEST OF FAITH is a heart-wrenching and touching story that is sure to get your tears flowing. Billings does an awesome job depicting a grieving widow whose faith is definitely being tested. The story is so emotional and real. When someone has a long term illness their passing isn't a surprise as you have time to prepare yourself, but when someone dies suddenly it is devastating to all those who knew the person and the pain is a little harder to bear. When you have a strong connection to the characters in a book and the storyline, you know the book is a winner, and A TEST OF FAITH is no exception.

You need Flash Player in order to view this.
Book Trailer: A Test Of Faith
A Test Of Faith, by Maxine Billings.



Click book to order now

ESSENCE bestseller

4 out of 5 stars Family ties...
By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (RAWSISTAZ.com and BlackBookReviews.net)
In the newly released anthology THICKER THAN WATER, authors Kendra Norman-Bellamy, Maxine Billings and Linda Hudson Smith introduce us to three sets of twins who are facing some personal trials that could affect the rest of their lives.

I really enjoyed this anthology. Each story was heartfelt and dealt with issues that were real, and ones that we may have personally faced at one time or another, or know someone who has. If you're looking for a heartwarming read this holiday season, be sure and pick up a copy of THICKER THAN WATER. I'm sure you will not be disappointed.




Click book to order now

"An enlightening read with an endearing family theme."
--Romantic Times BOOKreviews on THE BREAKING POINT

See what one reader thinks about THE BREAKING POINT

You need Flash Player in order to view this.
Book Trailer: The Breaking Point
The Breaking Point, by Maxine Billings.



Click book to order now

4 out of 5 stars Refreshing and Heartwarming
What an appropriate title. This true-to-life story covers issues involving friendship, trust, and emotional healing.  Ms. Billings is a delightful storyteller, with colorful characters sprinkled with humor and inspiration. It's a pleasure to experience this talented writer's development in each of her novels.

Read an excerpt from TIME FOR HOPE

You need Flash Player in order to view this.
Book Trailer: Time For Hope
Time For Hope, by Maxine Billings.

_________________________________________________________________________________
WORD PRESS
Visit myBlog page

_________________________________________________________________________________
FACEBOOK
Visit my Facebook page

_________________________________________________________________________________
GOODREADS
Visit my Goodreads site

__________________________________________________________________
PINTEREST
Visit my Pinterest site

_________________________________________________________________________________
TWITTER
Visit my Twitter page
_________________________________________________________________________________
INTERVIEWS

Read my interview on LET US BEAR FRUIT

LISTEN TO MY INTERVIEW ON BLOG TALK RADIO

Read my interview on LENKA'S LIST
_________________________________________________________________________________
BOOKS BY SOME OF THE AUTHORS WHO HAVE INSPIRED ME--PLEASE CLICK ON THEIR NAMES TO GO TO THEIR WEBSITES TO VIEW & ORDER THEIR BOOKS



Ms. Thomas is my cousin who inspired me to write but was not aware of it until I told her about two years after she became a published author when I wrote my first manuscript.

























Ms. Turner has been my dear friend for years now. We met through my cousin Jacquelin Thomas.






























MS. TURNER'S NEWEST RELEASE,
PARADISE DREAMS,







Ms. Kales and I met through Facebook via Ms. Turner and then discovered (just like Ms. Turner and I) that we have a lot in common.  If you love to read historical fiction, you will certainly enjoy Ms. Kales' books.
























My dear friend Ms. Smith is a children's author. Her newest release, NYRAH'S BULLY, is now available in Kindle edition and paperback.


My 3-year-old niece Avery being a "Don't Be A Bully" Spokeskid