Review of Reconstructing Jada Channing by Savannah J. Frierson

jadaAn Ames woman in love is a precarious place to be; however, Jada Channing falls in love with Aaron McKensie, a wealthy and gorgeous man she met at a recreation center where she volunteered during college. One night of passionate lovemaking results in a pregnancy, and her life takes a dramatic turn. She and Aaron plan to get married and raise their baby together, but his father interrupts their plan to be a family. Three years later, Jada and Aaron see each other again at a party in Atlanta and the sparks fly, but Jada has a secret. They have a son. A son that Aaron believed to have been aborted. Once she makes the decision to tell Aaron about their son, she fears he will take him away from her. He has another idea in mind, though. He wants to be a family.

I truly enjoyed this story. This was not your typical happily-ever-after read in which everything goes perfectly right. Jada and Aaron were in love with each other, but they also endured many obstacles such as stereotypes and racism. Jada also had trust issues with men because of the reputation of Ames women falling in love with unavailable men and being abandoned by them. For years, her grandmother had instilled this fear in her and, therefore, caused her not too fully trust men. I frowned upon this because Jada just could not enjoy a good thing.

I really liked her best friend, Shae, because she always encouraged Jada no matter what. I loved Aaron’s mom because she accepted Jada and her son. She didn’t look down on her or make her feel less than a woman. I truly despised Aaron’s father because he felt that money took care of everything and he thought Jada was a gold digger. He could not see that his actions were truly hurtful to not only Jada but also to his son.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to others because it was very moving and imparted powerful messages throughout.

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reviewed-by

Tramaine Green

 

 

Xyla Turner’s Upcoming Release “Under Further Review”

rw19Xyla Turner’s new novel, Under Further Review, will be making it’s debut on April 15, 2016. Take a look at what the book is about as well as the excerpt. Looks like a very interesting read to me!

Blurb:

Under Further Review is a contemporary, standalone, sports romance.
Shane Sinclair, a professional football player who does not like, entertain or talk to reporters, even when he is mandated to appear for the press conferences. Shane has his reasons for his stance, which strengthens when a reporter blurts out that his father had passed, and he was not informed yet. The only reporter that gave their condolences was one of the lone female sports reporter, Diamond Reeves. Although, Shane kept his stance about the story-hungry reporters, Ms. Reeves wiggled her way through his defenses and Shane finds that he needs to maneuver past hers so that their odd friendship can go to the next level. Shane’s ex-fiancé does not take the break up easily and sets out to cause havoc for the new couple and herself.

Excerpt:

The regular season had started and Shane was back to his normal routine. He looked good, felt good and was playing good all pre-season. The new running back, that was there to replace him, was able to get some play time as well, which did not hinder any of Shane’s statistics. He found that when he was rested up, he could exert more energy. The press room was buzzing and lately asking more “Shane” questions to Matthew. To the point when Matthew said to him, “I wish you would stop being Switzerland. Can you at least talk to them in Morse code?”

Shane erupted in laughter at Matt’s comments, but finally responded with, “Man, I just can’t do it. I thought about it long and hard, but I just can’t. They are like vultures.”

Matt looked at him and said, “I think you didn’t take heed to my warning early on and got burnt, yet never got over it.” He patted Shane on the chest and said, “Some things you got to let go.”

Matt and Shane did not really have the heart to heart conversations, but he respected the guy as a leader and veteran of the sport. He also understood what he meant, to the point where he actually thought about how to rectify his hate-hate relationship with the media.

After their first home game, Shane, Matt and Raymond, the new running back, were at the center table on stage. They all immediately started asking questions, so Matt, being the leader he was, calls on one reporter who had a question for Raymond. Shane spotted the lady reporter that rebuffed him at the bar, he bent over to Matt and said, “Call on the lady reporter in the red shirt.”

Matt looks at him and gives him a knowing smile. Shane shook his head and waved him off. When Raymond finished answering, Matt pointed to the lady and said, “You in the red.”

Her hand was raised, but not in a way that looked like she wanted to be called on. Shane briefly thought, maybe she was right about not being good at the job. When Matt called on her, she looked surprised and caught off guard. She quickly recovered and announced, “Hi, um. I’m Diamond Reeves from WUSA. My question is, what do you guys do for fun besides these awesome press conferences?”

People laughed and even Shane smiled at her wit. He made a note that he liked that. When the room died down, Raymond answered first with, “I sail. It relieves stress for me.”

Matt said, “I hang out with my wife and kids.”

Nobody seemed to think Shane would answer, so when he slid the mic from in front of Matthew, the whole room seemed to turn and face him. Cameras and extended microphones included. They never even gave him his own microphone anymore.

“In my spare time, I work with a few charities and work on my Spanish. But what’s your real question?” Shane asked her, as she stood with her mouth wide open along with the rest of the room.

He thought the question would be a general question for everyone, so he slid the microphone back in front of Matt.

Again, she recovered and said, “Well, Mr. Sinclair, since you asked. I know you and Austin Daniels from the Falcons are good friends, but after that move you put on him.” She shook her head. “You peeped the blitz and ran right past him. You, Matt, saw the opening, passed the ball to Shane for a touchdown, then y’all had the nerve to go for the two-point play and Raymond gets the touchdown. How the hell do you remain friends? I wouldn’t be your friend anymore. Showing me up like that.”

The entire room erupted in laughter at what Shane thought was her cuteness, keen expertise of the game or just her wittiness. Shane even laughed and moved the microphone back in front of him and answered. “That’s funny. Well, to answer your question. Despite this being called a game of football, it’s still a business. And these,” he gestured to his other teammates, “are my business partners, so even though we may not always align, agree and have to run each other over, at the end of the day. We know it’s our job to do so. That’s why we push each other on a daily basis. Austin is a longtime friend and he understands the job very well. So, while it’s a game to you guys, this is our business.”

Diamond smiled at Shane, then nodded her head in approval, agreement or just acknowledgment. Shane couldn’t tell, but he nodded back. No sooner than his head came back up, the other reporters started to fire more questions at Shane. To address all of their questions, he moved the microphone back in front of Matt.

He was done.

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The Reunion: A Forbidden Fruit Story 2 (Finale)

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Happy Release day to Nika Michelle! The Forbidden Fruit saga is a great series and I am proud to have been apart of it from day one. Check out my review of Forbidden Fruit in my Recommended reads section and then head over to Amazon to 1-click! Please show your support!

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Could you forgive your spouse for cheating?

Could you forgive your spouse for cheating? Find out if it is possible in my short story, Forgive & Forget. Only 99 cents! Click here to get your copy:

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My review of Side Chic by LaTonya West

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Yesterday, I had the privilege of reading this Ebook and I really enjoyed it. From page one, Miss West draws you in immediately with Lala’s dilemma of being the side chic. She has made the decision to leave Boykins, VA because she has caught feelings for Tre and does not believe that she can stay in the same small town with him. This being because Tre has a family. He lives with his baby mama and has two twin boys that he provides for. Lala does not want to mess up his home so she moves to Danville. Of course, there is another reason why she does this and you will have to read the book to find out. Lets just say that the secret she is keeping ends up coming out and when I say that drama unfolds, it truly does!! 5 stars for Side Chic. Definitely will read more from this author. You can get it here for 99 cents:

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Yours Truly is free TODAY only!

 

Yours Truly is free TODAY only!

Alright ladies and gents,

My first novel Yours Truly is free today on Amazon! So, get it while you can! You can read an excerpt of the book..Look to your right…You see it? Click there. I look forward to your reviews!

 

Recommended Read: Reality, Dreams, and Nightmares by Gaiven Clairmont

Reality,Dreams and Nightmares: Gaiven Clairmont: Amazon.com: Kindle Store.

Synopsis:

Reality, Dreams and Nightmares is a poetically told erotic thriller.

Could it be a demented dream or beautiful nightmare? One thing is for sure, Kimberly’s reality is about to be altered.

Kimberly,is a pretty but intelligent housewife who after feeling neglected constantly by her husband because of his commitment to his career,has a very passionate dream about his best-friend only to find out what she dreamed actually happened.

Horrified and feeling like her marriage is crashing to the floor, she battles with her guilt, the emotional wall which has appeared in their marriage also newfound feelings she has for new “lover”.

The story and plot then unfolds with lies, betrayals, twists and turns as Kimberly realizes that she may not be the only one in this twisted love triangle who is hiding and keeping secrets.,

But as the secrets are uncovered Kimberly’s world and the world of her husband and her “lover” threaten to crumble in astonishing circumstances in this non-stop page turner which will have you at the edge of your seat till the very last word.

Recommended Read: Sereniti: The Takeover (THE SERENITI SERIES)by Dama Cargle

 

Sereniti: The Takeover (THE SERENITI SERIES): Dama Cargle,Tina Sherri Nance: Amazon.com: Books.
Synopsis:

Have you ever been in love so deeply that you love someone more than yourself? Well meet Sereniti Garcia, a beautiful bombshell who has loved her boyfriend Dwayne ‘Nice’ Richard ‘literally’ more than life itself. For 2 years, Sereniti and Dwayne had the perfect storybook relationship until he became KING. Then came the money, cars, and clothes and yes the hoes. What do you do when your love isn’t enough?
A trip to Miami for Memorial Day weekend with her best friend Brooklyn, was supposed to be a getaway from all the drama Nice brings. What it turns out to be is a nightmare, resulting in Sereniti catching a couple of bodies. Sereniti is torn, her mind is saying run, but her heart won’t let her leave.

Kingston is a sexy Jamaican who has a past so deadly, ice runs though his veins. One look at Sereniti, and Kingston is smitten. He falls hard and has no intention of giving her up. The City of Tallahassee has been Nice’s playground and has made him millions, but what will the KING do when his throne is threatened? Find out in this game of deceit, lies, betrayal and secrets. Who will claim and protect the QUEEN? And who will in the end, occupy the throne? This game of chess played out in the Florida streets will keep you on the edge of your seat in breathless anticipation of the next move.

Recommended Read: Out for Blood by T.P. Miller

 

Out for Blood: T.P. Miller,Nika Michelle,D.O.L. Photography: Amazon.com: Kindle Store.

Synopsis:

Nef is plagued by nightmares from her past. With her family murdered, and her daughter stolen from her crib in the middle of the night, she seeks revenge on the monster responsible. After more than a century, her world revolves around finding the individual that caused her so much pain.
With new information leading her closer to the answers she seeks and new revelations coming to light about her past and her rightful place in a dark society, she begins a journey where theres no looking back.
An evil vampire has a plan for the one he left and is dead set on keeping her from taking her place as the Chosen One. She doesn’t know what powers she has and he’ll do anything to get her right where he wants her. With him.
Driven by vengeance and fighting until the end,she’s out for blood and taking no prisoners.