Sweet Swagger by Mike Warren

IMAG0057Being in love is a great thing but it is always so complicated, what to do, when to do it and how to do it.  Just when you think that you have everything figured out you start thinking again when you should just follow your heart.  Or should you?

Sean Matthews has returned and true to form he does not know how he should go about expressing his feelings without causing confusion for everyone involved.  The only thing that he is clear about is that he likes men and women both so that makes it about as clear as mud, but in Sean’s mind everyone should understand because he has finally figured things out thanks to his best friend Cameron’s help.  To make matter’s worse, now Sean has been thrown in the Stock Aide for a murder!  Did he do it or didn’t he?  There is always drama and confusion when Sean is around but no lack of excitement!

Sweet Swagger is book two in this series and it is drama filled and action packed as Sean takes us on yet another rollercoaster ride with his lifestyle and the drama that he is bringing with it.  Warren gives you details into these characters that have you going through the emotions with them and rooting for love and wishing for people to just leave the book so that everyone can just be happy.  You meet some new characters in this book and they work well with the ones that carry over from the last book, A Private Affair.  I love Warren’s writing style and I am definitely look forward to reading more from him in the future.

Sweet Swagger is available for purchase from Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback), BN.com (Nook and paperback) and the publisher’s website:  www.lifechangingbooks.net.

A Private Affair by Mike Warren

a private affairStarting a new life is great and sometimes scary but if you find the right person to share it with then everything should be just fine.  How do you know if you have found the right person when it seems like everything that you thought was right might not be right anymore?

Sean Matthews is a young man with everything going for him: a beautiful new wife, a healthy baby boy and a promising career in the United States Army.  He is having a hard time living away from his family but he gets to go home to see them every weekend so that helps him out some.  Sean and his roommate Cameron have begun to hang out more since Cameron has no family near the base and Sean family does.  Cameron is trying to show Sean the fun side of hanging out with him but Sean is not really trying to hear what Cameron is saying or is he?  For as much as Sean is trying to fight his true feelings, they are beginning to show more and more and it is becoming a problem to hide not only from the world but from himself.

A Private Affair is a well written novel that is a quick read at 240 pages because the story line is strong with exciting drama and suspense.  Warren is a great storyteller and this story has you wanting more, I look forward to reading more from this author.

A Private Affair is available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback), BN.com (Nook and paperback) and the publisher’s website:  www.lifechangingbooks.net.

Timeless Clock by Vulyncia Poindexter

timeless clockPoetry is a combination of thoughts put together in a way that flows in a way that the reader is able to feel what the poet is feeling at the time of them penning those thoughts.  Timeless Clock is a book of poetry that illustrates how Vulyncia Poindexter is feeling at various stages in life.  Many of the poems are about love or love lost, there are some about family and about life in general but the one thing that you will find is that you will be able to totally relate to any and all of the poems because you have lived through them before.

This is not a complicated book to read, and I enjoyed reading about Poindexter’s experiences because they are not only hers,  they are mine, they are yours and everyone’s.  You will enjoy this book of poetry.

You can purchase Timeless Clock on Amazon.com on Kindle and in paperback.

On My Enemies Wall by Unique Styles

unique stylesBelonging to something gives some people self-worth, gives them the status that they feel like they need or deserve.  How you go about determining that worth is based upon what you do or who you know, but what do you have to do in order to gain that status will ultimately tell the true story of how you feel about yourself.

Iysis Jones is a beautiful girl, turns heads wherever she goes.  She not only has an outer beauty that make men stop and stare but she has an aura about herself that makes you want to get to know the girl behind that beautiful face and banging body.  That is until you realize that she is not the type of girl you just walk up on, Iysis is a Crip and you  don’t just walk up on a Crip if you plan on living to tell the story.  Iysis is a bad girl with a big chip on her shoulder and something to prove since her favorite cousin Cheryl, who was also a Crip was killed.  This is the life that Iysis has been born into it is in her bloodline: her mother was in the life, her aunt~Cheryl’s mother was in the life, Cheryl was in the life so it is just natural that this is what Iysis was born to do and she has proven that she can do it well.  Just because you are shown a lifestyle does that mean that is what you are supposed to live or are there choices out there for you?  Does Iysis have options or is this the way that she is destined to stay because these were her beginnings?

On My Enemies Wall is a gritty tale of gang life and living in the fast lane at the same time.  It is a harsh reality of split second life and death decisions and living on the edge.  It has a good story line and some minor editing errors but nothing that will take away from the story.  This is my first read from Unique Styles and I look forward to watching this author develop more because I know she has more to say.

On My Enemies Wall is available on Amazon.com in Kindle

Too Hot For TV by Cheris Hodges

Too hot for TVEveryday we dream of what our lives would be like if we could have the job of jobs – financial stability, worry-free life, prestige and notability.  How would you handle life if you got the dream job AND the man of your dreams, is that too good to be true?

Imani Gilliam is a beautiful woman and an actress who can’t seem to find the right role to fit her style, whatever that is.  Imani has starred in one movie that was a horrible blemish on her already non-existent resume of acting credits and if she could get that one big break she just knows that she can show the world that she has talent and is more than just a pretty face.  Imani moral standards are admirable but her diva like qualities might just keep her from reaching that dream that she is trying to obtain.

Dr. Raymond Thomas has a struggling clinic in Harlem that he and his partner are keeping open so that the less fortunate seniors who can not afford to travel uptown can have quality health care.  Dr. Thomas is looking for something that can help him and his patients keep the doors open beyond the next couple of days, it looks the donations and funding is running out and he doesn’t know what they are going to do.  There has to be a silver lining somewhere and soon!

Cheris Hodges writes this novel with a very smooth flow.  The characters work well together like you can actually see it happening in real life, Imani could actually be your best friend because we all have dealt with HER before.  It is something that we want to see and believe can happen and therefore we reach for in our personal lives and that makes for a great read.  This is my first read by Hodges but definitely not my last.  Great job, keep up the good work!

Too Hot For TV can be purchased through Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), BN.com (paperback and Nook) and on the publisher’s website:  www.kensingtonbooks.com.

The Season Of Sin by Stacy-Deanne

the season of sinEveryone loves a good murder mystery but when you find one that has you so wrapped up in the story that you are thinking about it when you are not reading it, you have found a GOOD THING!

Detective Brianna Morris and Detective Steven Kemp are an awesome crime fighting duo.  They have been partnered together for years and they know more about each other than most partners, and sometimes that works in their favor.  This case that they are working on is going to be a difficult one because it hits too close to home for them.  Brianna’s friend Nadia was murdered and Brianna was attacked during the murder.  Needless to say Brianna wants, correction needs to find who killed her friend and Steven wants to find who attacked Brianna.  There are so many twist and turns in this case  that this rollercoaster ride is going to keep you on the edge of you seat with anticipation of what is going to happen next.

Stacy-Deanne does an excellent job of keeping you at bay with who the killer is and that makes for a very interesting read, every time you think you know who it is guess again!  The characters will have you guessing and upset with them and their antics and ready to go and help the detectives because you have formed your own personal opinion about the characters and that makes for a great writer, she draws you into the story.  The flow was great, storyline is strong and overall great book.  I will absolutely be reading more novels by this author.

The Season of Sin can be purchased through Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), BN.com (paperback and Nook) and on the publisher’s website:  http://www.peaceinthestormpublishing.com/home/.

The Eleventh Commandment by Lutishia Lovely

The Eleventh Commandment

Lutishia Lovely returns back with the eighth installment in the Hallelujah Love series and she does not disappoint.  The same intensity, fire and drama that is on page one is on the last page!

Frieda Moore-Livingston and her husband Dr. Gabriel Livingston are the epitome of opposites attracts:  she is street and would rather listen to rap and he is refined and privileged and would rather listen to Bach.  The one thing they both know is that they love Frieda and for Frieda to be happy, how they go about that might be very different but the result is the same.

Cy and Hope Taylor are living the life that they always dreamed of: beautiful ocean-front property in California, two beautiful healthy children, financially stable and a strong marriage.  There is nothing that could rock this wonderful union, nothing but a blast from the past.  Is that blast from the past enough to set the Taylor’s on edge?

Darius and Bo Crenshaw are two of the most colorful characters of this book.  Darius is an award-winning recording artist and Bo is his legal partner/manager who manages to take care of all of D&C scheduling events and the groupies too.  They live a very comfortable life with shared custody of the child that Darius has with Stacy, but as comfortable as that life is there seems to be something missing for at least one of them.

Stacy and Tony Johnson have been married for three years and are living a good life.  Tony is in the NFL and Stacy has a son by Darius so they are good.  When there are some major lifestyle changes in the Johnson household, will they be able to sustain the strong fairytale marriage that they have had for the past couple of years or is the honeymoon over and is it time to deal with reality?

The Eleventh Commandment is a very well scripted novel that has you living the lives of the characters and talking to the book to tell them what you would do.  I love when the author is so clear with the writing that is draws you into the characters lives that you take the emotional ride right along with them.  Lovely is consistent with her ability to keep us coming back for more, kudos to you!

The Eleventh Commandment is scheduled for release on February 26, 2013 so pre-order your copy through Amazon.com or BN.com.