Mommy Please Help Me Get My Baby Back by Shaquana Jackson

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Living life is difficult enough but when you have factors that interfere with basic survival it makes life unbearable.Who do you turn to when you feel like you have no one to turn to?  What should you do besides running screaming tearing your hair out?  Is there any way that you can bounce back from this?

Aniya is trying to be a normal 16-year old teenager but her life is far from normal.  She is in high school and just happens to be dating Malik, the star of the football team.  That is where Aniya’s normalcy ends.  Her mother Anita is giving her problems that she doesn’t know if she can handle but the one thing she does know is that she loves her mother very much.  But will her love for her mother be enough to keep her happy?

Anita is far from a perfect mother but she does her very best and that’s all that can be asked of her.  When Anita tries to find some joy in her dismal life she soon finds out that everything that glitters ain’t gold.  Does she deserve her pot of gold or will life give her a lump of coal?

Malik is the boy everyone loves to be around.  He is good-looking, popular and a star athlete. Who wouldn’t want to be associated with him.  The only person who doesn’t agree with all of Malik’s decisions was his mother, but that is a mother for you.  How can Malik live the life he wants if he is being pulled in many different direction?  Who will survive in Malik’s future?

Mommy Please Help Me Get My Baby Back is a story about family and real life situations.  You have decisions to make and sometimes you have to suffer the consequences but the end result is you should learn from your experiences.  This is a well written story that keeps you involved in the storyline and makes you want to know what is coming next.  From the title you can tell that there is a desperate plea from one of the characters but you will be pleasantly surprised how everything turns out.  This is my first time reading this author but it won’t be my last.

Mommy Please Help Me Get My Baby Back is available for purchase through Amazon (both Kindle and paperback) and BN.com (Paperback).

  • File Size: 2434 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Author; 1 edition (November 6, 2016)
  • Publication Date: October 14, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01LZISZVH
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Daddy’s Girl by Ben Burgess Jr.

daddy's girlGrowing up we have dreams and fantasies.  We may see a picture or watch a movie and think “Wow, I want a life just like that when I grow up.”  We watch others and see how their lives are going and we know what we should and should not do, what we will and will not do.  We set our plan and we go for it!  Then POW! life happens and everything changes.  There is nothing wrong with changing the direction that you were planning on going in but it is how you make the change and how you adapt that will determine how successful you will be in life.

Nick Johnson has had an interesting life.  It has not been the life that he has planned for but then again Nick hasn’t had a solid plan.  Nick is a free spirit, he just kind of goes where the wind blows him if whatever he plans doesn’t go the way he planned it.  He is a carpenter by trade but drinking and partying is the job of choice for Nick.  When Nick is thrown a life altering change, will he deal with it the way that he has always dealt with life or will he step up and be the man that he needs to be?

Daddy’s Girl is a great read!  It is all about choices and good, bad or indifferent and how we choose to deal with them.  Burgess has touched on some very good points in this novel about decisions and the choices we make.  This is a very easy read because it flows very well but it is an emotional read at the same time making this a book that I would gladly recommend to all.  I look forward to reading more from Burgess in the future, continued success!

Daddy’s Girl is available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback) and BN.com on paperback.

  • File Size: 803 KB
  • Print Length: 478 pages
  • Publisher: Legacy Books (June 13, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 13, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01H28T1LQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Packing Heat by Zuri Day

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Dreams, we all have them but how many of us follow them?  Does following your dreams require that you are the only one to believe in it or should you have dreamcatchers with you?  Because you ARE the only one who believes in your dream does that deter you from having one or does it make you more determined to achieve that dream?

Janice Baker is your average woman.  She has a great heart, family oriented, goal oriented and has a subtle beauty.  Janice has dreams.  While she has been working hard at them she is trying not to get discouraged.  When it looks like everything is beginning to go her way life hits her with another blow.  Will she ever achieve her dreams or should she just give up.

Douglas Carter is a great man.  He comes from a strong loving family.  He is kind, gentle and handsome.  Any woman would be lucky to have him.  How should Douglas feel when he things that he has found “the one” but she keeps shutting him down?  Should he continue his mundane life or should he try for this new and different adventure that life is offering him?

Packing Heat is the second book in the Blue-Collar Lover series by Zuri Day.  Day is introducing new characters and flashes some of the characters from the first series.  This is a romantic book but not mushy.  The characters show that being friends can lead to more if you want it to.  There is no time in this book where you feel like you are missing something, there is always something to keeps you interested in the story line.  It is a great second book to this series and I look forward to more in this series.

Packing Heat is due to be released in March 2016, so you have time to get the first book Driving Heat.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

 

  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (February 23, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 23, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00Y6RBZX4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

What My Sister Didn’t Know by Janie DeCoster

what my sister didnt knowFamily and love are two words that are supposed to go hand in hand.  Your family is there for you no matter what and the love is always going to be there.  What happens when those two words are fighting against each other?  Should you just give up and walk away or will you do what is right and forgive and forget?  Family and love are the two best thing that could ever happen to you and two of the worse things that could happen.

Saphire and Gade Michaels are sisters who couldn’t be more different. Saphire is older and more everything.  Saphire is what is called a BBW ~ Big Beautiful Woman and she uses her curves to get whatever she wants.  Some would even add Bold to the mix because she goes for anything and everything that she feels she deserves without even batting an eye.  Gade on the other hand is a beautiful petite woman who is shy and has always lived in the shadow of Saphire.  Gade has never felt good enough and that has always been what helped to keep their sisterly relationship strained.  When Gade finally has the upper hand over Saphire (or so she belives), Saphire decides to help her little sister along.  Little does Gade know Saphire is still using her special charm to disrupt anyone’s life that may get in her way.

What My Sister Didn’t Know is very intense.  Anything that has to deal with any type of family issues is going to be intense but DeCoster took it to another level.  This novel is very well written and the characters have you sitting with your mouth open while reading because of their antics.  You will go through a range of emotions but you will absolutely love this read.   This book is an re-release.  If you didn’t read it the first time around, don’t slip on it a second time!   I wholeheartedly recommend this book and this author to anyone that is looking for a new read in their collection.  Kudos!

What My Sister Didn’t Know is available on Amazon.com (Both Kindle and paperback) and BN.com (Paperback only).

  • File Size: 868 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Publisher: G Street Chronicles (March 19, 2015)
  • Publication Date: March 19, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00UYBMD4Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Best Friends Forever by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Best Friends foreverFriend is a word that many people throw around and don’t know the meaning of or understand what it truly means to be a friend.  Many hope that they have friends but there are so many that don’t know HOW to be a friend, many times it leads to broken hearts and relationships.  The question is:  Are you a good friend and do you have real friends that are good to you?

Celine and Keith Richardson have been married for 12 years.  They have the perfect marriage, a perfect child and a perfect life until it isn’t perfect anymore.  What can be done to make everything like it was before or will life ever be like it was before?  Who has the most work to do or is it a collaborative effort?

Best Friends Forever is a book about love and loyalty, friendship and trust.  The cast of characters are very fluid with each other, they compliment and work so well off of each other that the book is more like talking to a friend than reading a book.  Roby is known for her books that have so much excitement going on in them and it keeps your heart racing but Best Friends Forever is like a breath of fresh air because you are interacting with your friend and easing through this book.  That is not to say that anything is taken away from this book, not in the least!  It is a quick story that starts and finishes and you understand why everything happened like it did.

Best friends forever will be released nationally on January 5, 2016 everywhere your favorite books are sold.  It will be released in hardback, audiobook and e-book.

  • File Size: 505 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (January 5, 2016)
  • Publication Date: January 5, 2016
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00X47ZQAK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

A Date With Destiny (Hallelujah Series) by Lutishia Lovely

A Date with destinyOften in life we think that we have everything figured out, what we want to do in life, how it will be done and how long it will take us to accomplish those goals.  But we have to remember that what we want for ourselves might not be in the divine plan for our lives.  Sometimes you have to just let it play out to see where your successes will land and also sometimes your failures.  These things are what makes us human and will get us on the right path in this thing we call life.

Pastor Nate Thicke and his beautiful wife Destiny Noble Thicke are loving their current life.  They had to learn the hard way that life has a crazy way of making you do what you are supposed to do, even when you think that you are going about it the right way already.  The age difference between Nate and Destiny was never in issue for them because love doesn’t recognize age but when you have outside forces testing your faith from every direction you need all the wisdom that you can get.

Ron Miller and his wife Janet are faithful members of Divine Grace, the church that Pastor Thicke is presiding over.  They have been with the church long before the Thicke family got there but as far as Deacon Miller is concerned, nothing is going to change just because a new leader of the flock has arrived.

A Date With Destiny is part of the Hallelujah Series.  It has the same characters as the Hallelujah Love Series but this seems to be starting a new chapter and that means the direction is shifting.  I enjoyed reading this book because it is an easy read.  Once you sit down and start reading it is hard to stop.  The characters are so well put together that reading it is almost like listening to an audio because you can hear everything that is spoken and their situations are so real you can feel it.  Once again, kudos to Lutishia Lovely for bringing us yet another #1 novel!

A Date With Destiny is due to release on December 10, 2015 so make sure that you pre-order and if you haven’t read the Hallelujah Love series, you might want to get a move on it!  You can pre-order from Amazon.com (Kindle edition only).

  • File Size: 1106 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Lovely Day Publishing (December 10, 2015)
  • Publication Date: December 10, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01626321O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Body By Night by Zuri Day

body by nightThe way that society is nowadays we are very visual beings.  Basically if it looks good then we like it.  It is rare that a person will like something for its worth and not for its appeal but when that happens it is almost always going to be a benefits from the results.

D’Andra Smalls is a beautiful woman.  She has a pure heart of platinum and is a BBW ~ big beautiful woman.  Though she is confident in her work abilities her size is beginning to causing her problems with her health.  She has finally made up her mind to do something about it until she runs into a obstacle that is less of an obstacle than she realizes.  What should she do?  Just give up yet again or continue on until the completion of her goal?

JaJuan “Night” Simmons is a dream.  He has the body of a god with the personality to go with it.  Night takes health very seriously and being a personal trainer helps him maintain that beautiful body of his.  When Night decides to open a gym he is looking for a certain type of clientele but how can he attain that when what he is looking for is intimated by the very thing that he is so passionate about?

Body By Night is not at all what I imagined it would be and for that I am pleased.  This book is refreshing.  It gives a look at the possibility of friendship and love from the old saying opposites attract.  This story flows and you remain interested in the lives of the characters and you don’t want to put the book down or the story to end.  It is well written and once again Zuri Day does not disappoint.  Complete, energetic, exciting, loving, passionate, sad, pleasant and genuine are just some of the words that can be used to describe this story.  Trust me you will not be disappointed.

Body By Night is available for purchase on Amazon.com (both Kindle and paperback), BN.com (both Nook and paperback) and everywhere paperback books are sold.

  • File Size: 2194 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Dafina; Original edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041OT8W2