New Release: My Cup Runneth Over by Janeva Gardel 

Check out this emotionally-filled Christian Romance by J. Gardel!


Synopsis:

Skylar Jae Mathis trusts no man with her heart. Abused when she was a young girl by her father and beaten down by her many failed relationships, she would rather be alone and on her hustle, than to be with someone who can’t appreciate her for the beautiful, independent woman that she is. 
She’s determined to stay happily single, but when Zyon Davis moves in next door, she re-evaluates her vow to stay single. Will he be able to restore her faith in men and break down the barriers around her heart? Most importantly, can he help restore her faith in God?

Zyon Davis has been burned by a woman before. He has vowed to never ever love another woman again let alone get involved with one. Feeling the humiliation of being cheated on, he moves to Dallas, Texas in hopes of starting anew. When he meets the lovely Skylar Mathis, he can’t help but be intrigued. Even though he can tell she has been hurt before, his entire being yearns to help her heal. But how can he help her when he’s been hurt as well? Can they find restoration in each other?

Excerpt:

1986


I hated when Daddy hit Mommy. When he drank, he became an absolute monster. Someone I didn’t recognize. Nothing like the sweet doting father and Pastor he allowed everyone else to see. Like right now. I could hear them arguing. Their voices escalating. The same argument every time.


“Look, I worked a twelve hour shift today and I don’t feel like having this conversation, Earl. Take your drunk behind to bed!”


“Oh so you’re just going to throw your job in my face huh? Like I don’t want to work?!”


“God, I wish you would stop with this woe is me crap. I’ve had it up to here with your self-pity. God spared your life in that car accident but all you can do is talk about what you can’t do anymore.”


About a year ago, Daddy and Mommy had been on their way to a church banquet in Arlington when a truck had run a red light and not only hit but totaled their car. They’d both survived but Daddy’s hand had been pinned in the driver’s side door and it hadn’t been the same since. He couldn’t work because it was his dominant hand that had been smashed. And he blamed Mommy for what happened. He blamed her for everything. I thought it was so unfair.


“You wanna repeat that Patrice?” I heard Daddy say. I could tell he was about to snap.


I heard her sigh, like she was just tired of this merry go-round. “Nothing…just nothing.”


“Say it again!” He roared at her and I jumped. My heart began beating frantically and my palms began to sweat. God please don’t let him hit Mommy! I prayed. I prayed hard because once he unleashed his wrath on her, I would be next. I heard his big feet move and then my mother yelped. Then I heard her scream as he pushed her into the door.


“I hate when you spew that God spared me crap!” Slap.


“Stop Earl!” Mommy screamed


“I’ll stop when I’m good and ready! You don’t run me! I’m the man of this house, not you!” Daddy bellowed. Slap. Soon after I heard the doorknob being turned and I hightailed it up to my room and locked myself in my closet. Putting my hands over my ears, I prayed again. “Please God. Don’t let him hurt me. I’ll be a good girl. I promise.”


“Sky! Where are you?!” Daddy roared.


“Leave her alone Earl!” My mother screamed


I heard his heavy feet trudging up the steps and tears seeped out from the corners of my eyes. He’s going to find me. He always finds me. I kept praying though. I refused to stop calling out to God. My closet door slammed open but I didn’t open my eyes. My daddy yanked me into his arms and shook me.


“You heard me calling you girl! Got me looking all over this house for you, Sky! I’m gonna beat your butt!”


“No! Daddy please!” I sobbed.


“Shut up your blubbering girl!” I opened my eyes to see his hand lift to strike me but before he could Mommy struck him in the back of his head. With what, I wasn’t sure. I was just relieved that he hadn’t hurt me. I fell down on the floor and he fell beside me. Quickly, I scampered away from him. Afraid he would grab me again.


“Are you okay, baby?”


“Yes.” I whimpered.


“I’m so sorry I let this go on for so long. He will never hurt you or me again.”


My eyes grew big as I saw her point a gun at my Daddy. I began to tremble at the thought of never seeing him again. I didn’t want him to die but he’s hurt us and he would keep doing it. “Mommy…”


She glanced over at me for a second. “No Sky. I know you’re too young to fully understand but your Daddy is not going to stop hurting us. I’ve tried to get him help but he won’t take it. I can’t live like this anymore.” Tears seeped from her eyes and her hand shook but I knew she was serious. How did we end up like this? I wondered.


BOOM!


I jumped at the loudness of the gunshot. She’d shot my Daddy in the head. I began to cry hysterically and ran over to him. “Daddy! Daddy, wake up!” I shook him as best as I could with my small hands but he never moved.


One, single gunshot changed my life forever.


I was only seven when my father was taken from me. I was too young to understand the consequences of what had just happened… what God had allowed to happen…


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New Release!!! Caught Up In A Street King 2 by Shontaye

Marco thought everything was all good once he got Lashontae on his team. With Lashontae being kidnapped and his right-hand man shot and killed, he is now on a rampage, seeking revenge on everyone that was out to get him. Marco is willing to do anything to get his girl back and get his life back under control.

After being released from jail, Charity is a free girl and ready to start her life over. With Valentino completely out the picture and now having a new ride or die on her team, she feels like she can conquer anything. But with all the drama going on in her cousin’s, Lashontae’s, life, and her new boo’s mental issues, it’s hard to stay on track to reach her goals. Will Lashontae overcome all the bumps in the road in her life or will all the drama around her tear her life apart?
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Let’s Ride by Xyla Turner Coming Soon!


Xyla Turner has another banger coming out on May 31st! Be sure to get your copy!

Let’s Ride Blurb:

“Dying to talk to you, but too stubborn to start the conversation…”~ Unknown

After one night together and a misunderstanding almost four years ago leaves Shay and Bronx not wanting to have anything to do with each other or so they think! Once, Shay’s sex buddy wears out his welcome, and Bronx learns about the arrangement, all of the shit hits the fan.

A run-in with another MC, since Shay’s cousin’s trouble, found its way into Manor puts Bronx in a position to help the woman he has dreamt of having for the last four years. The attempt they make at exploring their unrequited attraction is challenged when the full truth is revealed, and old mistakes come back to haunt them.
Let’s Ride is a book filled with excitement including the return of Lori, which completely shocks the small town of Manor and Dessy taking on an unexpected member of the Guardians.

Let’s Ride Excerpt:
Bronx to the rescue!

Scene starts with Bronx on the phone with Razor.

“You hear anything about another club running through here?” I asked.

“Naw, where you at?”

“Cedar Street, near the townhouses.” I looked around. 

“Almost dead around here with only a few people on the streets, but five guys on Harley’s have cornered a guy.”
“On my way,” Razor growled.
I hopped out my cab and the closer I got, the louder I heard the voice I should not have.
“Move out of my fucking way, you big ass beast.” She said.
Oh, fuck no.
Fuck no!?!
“Problem,” one of the guys that was atop his bike asked me.

“Yeah,” I nodded.
All three guys turned to face me and one of them had Shay by the arm.
“Boys, this one here has a problem.” The bigger guy got off of his bike, looking like he consumed way too much beer over the years.
Assessing the guys surrounded Shay, one had to be a leader, the others would follow him. Two were husky like they were former football players and the other was short but bulky. They did not seem like the active types, so counting the odds, I would have to take them before Razor came.
One of them stepped forward, he had a braided beard, with beads on the end, and unkempt hair. This one was their leader.
“You are?” He asked.
“This is Guardian territory.” I did not answer him.
“Ahh, heard about you angels, walking around trying to keep the streets safe.” The rest of them laughed. “What business you have here?”
“This is my town, what business do you have here?” I asked.
“We’re just passing through. Came to collect some information.” He pointed to Shay who was surprisingly quiet. “And we’ll be on our way.”
I nodded my head and assessed my boots before I spit on the ground.
“Problem is, she’s mine.” I pointed to Shay.Her eyebrows rose, but I sent her a quick look of ‘shut the fuck up.’

“Oh, now the little lady didn’t say she belonged to no one. Now did she fellas?” The leader asked.
They all shook their heads and grunted various versions of their bullshit no’s.
“I see.” I stepped closer to the leader and growled, “But I’m telling you, she’s mine.”

Dangerous Love by Ray Norman

Ray Norman spent most of his life in far-flung corners of the globe, working on a long-term development projects and living out his calling as a Christian professional. By the time he arrived in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania around the turn of the millennium, he was a veteran of life as an expat, at home in countries and cultures not his own. But in 2001, the world was about to change-and so was Ray’s life.

In the aftermath of 9/11-a time when tensions between Muslim and Western culture were peaking-Ray and his daughter, Hannah, made the short drive from their home to the Mauritanian beach. But instead of spending the afternoon enjoying the waves and the water, father and daughter found themselves hurtling back to the city, each with a bullet-hole pumping blood into the floorboards of their jeep.

This personal account and testimony of Ray Norman was very poignant and moving. Normally, I do not read a lot of non-fiction books because it takes me a long time to read them. It did take me a minute to read this one but  I was glad that I did. Mr. Norman is a Christian and he lives to serve God. I admired his ability to lead his family and seeking God on a daily basis. In the book, he is currently on a mission trip in Nouakchott, the Capitol of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He works for World Vision. During his time there, he and his daughter are shot by one of the local natives of Mauritania. Instantly, his world is changed and his trust and faith in God is tested. Most of all, he must forgive the person that has done what seems like an unforgivable act. I think the story was told very well. I also like how the author helped me to visual what Mauritania must look like in addition to the culture and people there. I also liked how the author explained how the shooting affected his family & not just himself. I definitely would recommend this book. A very different read.

This book was provided to me by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for a review.

Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock

Terri Blackstock bookHolly Cramer has always been known for being a party girl and making bad choices and decisions. However, when she gives birth to her daughter, Lily, her priorities change. She seeks to create a stable life for her daughter. Just as things seem to be alright in her world, police come to question her about Creed Kershaw, Lily’s father. He is a person of interest in a drug-related murder case. Determined to keep him out of their lives, she searches for him so that she can turn him into the police. However, things don’t work out the way she planned.

I really enjoyed this Christian fiction Terri Blackstock novel. It was full of suspense, drama, and Christian faith. Each character was going through their own trials, heartaches, and suffering but regardless they believed that God would pull them through. I loved how Holly remained strong through everything she went through. I love the sisterly bond between Holly, Juliet, and Cathy. They were there for each other through the good, the bad, and the ugly. The plot of the story definitely keeps you on your toes as everything is not what it seems and some people are not who they appear to be. I would definitely recommend this novel to others as the novel shows that people can change and want to do better. Terri Blackstock has a new fan!

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COMING SOON: A Love So Deep

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Meet Matthew and Mahogany, best friends to Jaleel and Kayla from my debut novel, Yours Truly. They have been together for four years and love each other desperately. However, they have an issue with honesty and completely trusting one another. When someone from Mahogany’s past enters the picture, they will be forced to deal with their issues they so easily sweep under the rug.

A Love So Deep (Book #2 of What The Heart Want Series) will be out on 4/30!
Yours Truly (Book #1) is out now. Only 99 cents!

Yours Truly: Amazon Edition

Love’s Anguish Available NOW

Get your copy of Love’s Anguish on Amazon & Smashwords.

Love’s Anguish: Amazon Edition

Love’s Anguish: Smashword’s Edition

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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.