A Grateful Heart!


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”The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” — Henry Ward Beecher

In light of Beecher’s quote,  I want to appreciate everyone who helped make my new book a huge success. It’s still an on-going process but the success of a great book rest not only on the written word but the advert preceding the release and after.

I want to specially appreciate Alastair Forbes – http://Kattermoran.com, he was and still a huge source of inspiration to me. Prior to the release of Cydonia: Rise of the fallen, he blogged about it incessantly, he’d also written a review on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. I also want to thank Celestine of ‘Readingpleasure’ who promised to write a post about it and buy a copy from Amazon. Also Ken of WriteOutLoud, you’re a darling. Pamela Beckford of http://pamela984.wordpress.com is still reading as we speak. Ste J is still waiting for the PDF copy, I’ll send it soon I swear! 🙂 To Uzoma, a poet and a great writer, thanks for reading. To several others who requested a copy, I’ll send it soon I promise! 🙂

To many others, I appreciate you, I am grateful for your friendship and kindness. You don’t even have to buy my book or review it. The mere fact that I could write something and people visit my website is enough to spur me on. As of now, my publisher is speaking to a few producers on Film rights on Cydonia… I know it’s still early days yet but I think the book is going to be massive.



I still need all the advert and PR I can get. The Press release would be out soon, the eBook version would be released within days so is the book trailer but in the main time, if you’re interested in reading a massive 644 pages of thriller to your heart’s content, here’s the link on Amazon US:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_14?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=cydonia%20rise%20of%20the%20fallen&sprefix=Cydonia%3A+rise+%2Caps%2C537&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acydonia%20rise%20of%20the%20fallen and

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cydonia-Rise-fallen-Seyi-David/dp/0957593031

Well, like a friend would say ( I won’t mention his name… ;)… Enough said… 🙂

How’s everyone preparing for Christmas? On my end, I haven’t done any shopping. Moving home and releasing a new book seemed to have sent me off track but I’ll retrace my steps and do a few shopping now. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and if you’re not a Christian, have a happy holiday…

Just got my internet sorted out so I’ll start visiting more blogs now… Take care of yourselves guys and don’t get into trouble! 🙂

Much love, always! 🙂


49 comments on “A Grateful Heart!

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

    • firstwds says:

      Thanks for such beautiful blog posts. I did buy your book:), so when one fellow creative to another, I look forward to the day that we’ll meet and just exchange an awesome bliss from the universe. Great writing!

      • Seyi sandra says:

        Thanks for reading my dear friend. I truly appreciate your friendship and I look forward to meeting you too! Thanks so much for buying my book, it means the world to me! I guess when we do meet, we’ll talk about all sorts… 🙂
        Blessings. 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks so much Jueseppi for the Reblog! That’s very kind of you! Have a peaceful and joyous Christmas!
      Blessings. 🙂

  2. Al says:

    When I was reading this last night, I was thinking “This would be fantastic in a film”. It is your best work so far Seyi.

  3. meiro says:

    I am happy for you, Merry Christmas Seyi, may you have a fantastic holiday season.


  4. Sherri says:

    Dear Seyi, many, many congratulations on your wonderful writing successes 🙂 Film rights, wow! Watch this space! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and every blessing for the New Year. Love Sherri x

  5. A wonderful Xmas present Sandra. With you the sky is not the limit! Thanks for the shout out! 🙂

  6. Congratulations Seyi!

  7. RoSy says:

    A great thing for you & it happens to fall during this wonderful season of Christmas!
    Merry Christmas to you & your loved ones.

  8. Ste J says:

    I finally got back onto the ‘net and have posted up a preview of your book, apologies for not doing so sooner…I hope it is massiver than massive!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks so much dear Ste J. I trawled through my Gmail but couldn’t find your address. Please could you stop by mine at seyisandradavid@gmail.com So I could send you the PDF copy of Cydonia! Thanks dear friend and do have a lovely weekend!
      Blessings. 🙂

      • Ste J says:

        How intriguing, I clicked on the email address I had for you and it came up with your profile and all that, so I shall send you another mail. Technology eh, a blessing and a curse. I shall send you an email post haste. Have a wonderfully wonderful weekend yourself!

      • Seyi sandra says:

        Thanks dear friend, I’ll check it now. Do enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  9. sagedoyle says:

    I’ve awarded you the Blog of the Year Award 2013! (Forgive me if I’ve awarded you before and you declined, it’s hard to keep track of). There’s no obligation to accept, I understand completely if you don’t. Anyway, thanks for liking posts on my blog “The Journal of Wall Grimm.” I appreciate your coming by. For details about the award, please see my post http://wp.me/p41c99-oB Happy Holidays and have a peaceful and prosperous New Year! Sage

  10. renxkyoko says:

    Just bought the book, Seyi ! I’ll post a pic of it on my blogsite when I receive it , 4 or 5 days from today ! ! ( yes, I bought it a few minutes ago, lol )

  11. You’re doing your thing girl. I am happy for you.

  12. Maxima says:

    Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year! With love Maxima

  13. Seyi, I will share this post on Twitter. May you succeed beyond your highest hopes.

    Christmas Blessings ~ Wendy

  14. Congratulations, Seyi Sandra, on your well deserved success. Christmas blessings wished for you and yours. Peace and love from Izzy ♥

  15. Hi hon! I am so glad to know that your book is out! I plan to read it when the new hits and hopefully life calms down a bit! You are a wonderful writer and a sweet, caring lady. May 2014 bring you much joy and prosperity like you have never known before. Merry Christmas, my friend! Thanks for much for your loyal support. I am so glad that we met! Much love. ♥

  16. I meant when the New Year hits!

  17. Hi Seyi Sandra,

    First and foremost, congrats on your book’s success. Well deserved!

    As you further explore this attitude of gratitude that you hold, how much of your book’s success do you attribute to this?

    Do you see that similar to bees towards nectar, gratitude attracts appreciation and the willingness to embrace those around you who have made you who you are. You thus move far beyond the need to look at “What’s lacking?” as you immerse in the joy of what you possess ‘here and now’.

    Merry Christmas.


    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks for your kindness Shakti! I’d already written a long reply and I fiddled with something and poof it disappeared. But I sincerely appreciate your wise words and visit!

      Have a merry Christmas and may your days and years be filled with love and laughter!
      Blessings. 🙂

  18. firstwds says:

    My copy arrived on Christmas Eve! I am excited to read it and although, I will have to wait to be captivated by this amazing book, but I know it will be more enjoyable when I start. I could not resist reading the back. :0 Wow!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      That’s so sweet! I always do that though and it’s called cheating! 🙂 🙂 I hope you’ll love it enough to post a review! Do enjoy the rest of this year!
      Much love. 🙂

  19. Uzoma says:

    Big congratulations to you, sis! You deserve being in the spotlight for yet another tremendous effort. I am already enjoying Cydonia and though it’s a big fat book your energy and time clearly speaks from each page. We will discuss more when I write. Thank you for the recognition. You are worthy friend and talented writer.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank so much Uzoma, your kind comment makes me blush. I’m glad you like my massive book. My publisher had earlier toyed with the idea of breaking Cydonia into two books, then they changed their minds again. I’ll hold my breath as I eagerly await your review.

      Thanks for stopping by my friend!
      Blessings. 🙂

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