Good afternoon everyone! Just wanted to inform you that I am giving away two paperback copies of Yours Truly on Goodreads. If you would like to enter the giveaway, just click on the link above. The giveaway begins on Friday, March 18, 2016. Good luck to you all!
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!
Abby and Ryan McKinley have been divorced for three years. Since their split, they have not seen each other but a phone call from Abby’s mother changes everything. Ryan is invited to Abby’s parents’ anniversary party and incidentally finds out the Abby never told her parents they were divorced. In Ryan’s eyes, he believes that God has opened the door for him to get Abby back because he still loves her. When he shows up at her doorstep, he knows that this will not be easy and that he will have to put in a lot of work to breakdown the barriers around her heart.
This was my first read by Denise Hunter and I must say that she hit on a lot of topics and matters of the heart such as forgiveness, judging, verbal and physical abuse, and unconditional love. I loved that Ryan loved Abby regardless of the fact that she pushed his buttons and could be very skittish. I was also surprised that there were certain things that Abby and Ryan had not discussed before or during their marriage. You eventually find out why and it all makes sense somehow. I think the only thing that frustrated me was Abby’s reluctance to open up about her past and let Ryan in. I honestly thought Ryan was a great guy with some flaws and I loved that he wasn’t afraid to show his emotions. I also loved Gillian (her best friend). She was patient and loving and there for Abby. Denise Hunter brings together a heart warming tale of love reunited and reconnecting with God. I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.
***This book was sent to me from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review***
The colors of love comes in several shades for Queen Thomas, and has been prevalent on her canvas of life as she continues to paint by the numbers. Successful beyond measure, but flawed to a degree where bright hues tend to fade a bit, happiness should be much more than an illusion. Queen is a young African American defense attorney passionately advocating justice for her brown-skinned clients, despite being subjected by black and blue bruises from her ex-boyfriend. Then there are the shades of gray that matters most when trying to balance the memorable scales of a loving relationship with a father that raised her as a single parent. Along with that are the dark clouds of uncertainty accentuating the need to suppress the void of missing the touches that only a mother can manifest. Is a successful but committed relationship so hard to fathom where integrity and faithfulness is not compromised? The whispers get louder with promises of primal screams as the colors take on a different tint as the plot thickens. Enter Quincy Hughes, a handsome doctor easy on the eyes but with an underlying intrigue that allows curiosity to kill much more than the cat. Quincy is on a mission. He relentlessly pursues her despite his mystique, and forces Queen to question the taboo concept of accepted love vs. forbidden fruit; and whether there’s a future in it for her. Is she ready to tackle the relevancy of this different persuasion? And what about her ex-lover — will he settle for second best and allow Queen to pursue matters of the heart, albeit with someone else? Sensual and brimming with sexuality, this heart-wrenching drama is groundbreaking fiction. A Whisper To a Scream is a sexy, moving and riveting tale that will pull you deep into an unforgettable erotic, socially-conscious, and emotionally-charged ride.
I really and truly enjoyed this story. I mean, wow. The characters Quincy and Queen really swept me away with the undying love they had for one another. Although Queen was very hesitant to start a relationship with Quincy due to their difference in color, his persistence won her over. The only down side to this book was that Queen was always too hesitant to put her abusive ex-boyfriend behind bars because of the already too many incarcerated black males. However, I felt like this was always an excuse to not handle the difficult situation. Don’t get me wrong, I applaud her for her reasoning, but I felt like she wasn’t trying to protect herself enough. Besides that, I never wanted to put the book down! 5 stars all the way! I’m hoping for a part 2! Signed, a new fan.
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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!
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.
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.
When I first got this book in the mail, I put it aside. I’m not even sure of the reason I did that, but I’m so glad I went back to it.
Carl Weber did such an excellent job of weaving such an intricate tale of five plus sized divas that go through their share of issues in relationships and life in general.
Tammy, who is married to Tim and has the life that her girls envy or so they think. Little do they know that her suggestions of a threesome leads to some dire consequences that might just destroy her twelve year marriage. Personally, Tammy was not one of my favorites. She was just so naive and delusional. She made me mad so many times.
Nikki, who is in a relationship with Tiny (another woman). I was surprised that she was a lesbian. I guess I didn’t see it coming. Anywho, her and Tiny’s relationship seems all lovey dovey at first, but when Tiny feels their relationship is being threatened by a man (Keith) who happens to work with Nikki, things escalate to the point of no return. And let me tell you that some of their scenes in the book will have your jaw dropping.
Isis, is in a relationship with Tony, her ideal man. He does everything right except he won’t propose. And she wants more than anything to be his wife. Things seem to be going great until her ex Rashad comes back into the picture causing trouble.
CoCo, is the only one out of the group that is not in a relationship. She pretty much uses her looks to get what she wants from men. And trust me she does not come out empty handed. She is not use to being told ‘no’ but when she meets Mac, she realizes that there is one man who will not bow down so easily to her charm.
Egypt, is Tammy’s best friend and Isis’s sister. Not alot is shed on her background. However, she is good at getting others leftovers.
Overall, the book was an emotional rollercoaster ride. Trust me you will not want to put it down!!
SO I WAS IN HALF PRICE BOOK STORE JUST BROWSING THROUGH THE URBAN FICTION SECTION AND I CAME ACROSS A FEW BOOKS THAT I WANT TO READ THIS YEAR. LOOK AT THE PICTURES BELOW TO SEE MY PICKS. WHAT WILL YOU BE READING THIS YEAR?