Something New: An Interracial Romance by Janie De Coster

something newIn the world that we live in today it seems like race determines everyones motive.  You can barely talk to anyone without race coming into the conversation, since when did race become so important?  When and how did race make decisions for the smallest of things?  Are we a better society if we let race rule our decisions or should we let fate take it’s course?

Brylane Robinson is a smart young woman with her entire future in front of her.  She has a job and she is taking classes to get her degree.  She used to believe in love until her now ex-boyfriend gave her a reason not to.  Brylane has dreams, dreams to leave the South side of Chicago and that mentality of we can’t do better because of where we are from.  She wants the American dream and she knows she can get it, on her own terms.  Will Brylane’s destiny be changed on that one fateful day that she is involved in a car accident?  Will she continue on course or will she detour and fall into that mentality that she has tried so hard to get away from?

Tobias Benton is a legacy kid.  His family has been in business and politics for as long as he can remember and he is next in line to take over the family business.  He thought that he was content with his current life until he determined that he is following a dream that was created for him NOT by him.  He does not have the same views that his family has and that is going to create waves for him.  How does he have the life that he deserves and keep his family happy at the same time?  If a decision is put in front of him, will he go along to get along or will he be the independent man that he was raised to be?

Something New is a romance novel.  From the title you can see that it is an interracial novel but the romance overrules the racial.  It is written about two people in love that just happen to be of a different race but that does not overpower the novel.  I love the way that De Coster makes this a standalone but it is clear that it could go into series.  The characters just flow with each other and you can see this playing out like it is right in front of you.  It has you asking questions of the characters and even talking back to them.  I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read, I read it in one day so you could too.

Something New: An Interracial Romance is available everywhere you buy your favorite books, Amazon.com (both paperback and Kindle editions), BN.com (paperback only).

  • File Size: 4590 KB
  • Print Length: 314 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1984097849
  • Publisher: Major Key Publishing (January 18, 2018)
  • Publication Date: January 18, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0794TYL9Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported 

Men@Play by Janie DeCoster

menplayDedication vs loyalty, is there a difference?  When you are dedicated to someone or something there is nothing you won’t do for them.  When you are loyal, you have a unwavering allegiance to someone or something.  Is there a point when your dedication should be put on hold or once you are loyal you remain loyal no matter what?  Who determines when and at what cost?

Donovan Lattimore is what the older generation would call “a piece of work.”  All through his high school career and after into adulthood he felt like he was entitled and if you didn’t do things his way Donovan was a force to be reckoned with.  It wasn’t until Donovan met a girl named Charlene Hamilton that he was starting to question his actions like never before.  What was it that this girl had that made Donovan attempt to change his way of thinking?  Could the almighty Donovan Lattimore be under the spell of the one person who no one would ever thought that he would be associated with?  Or does he have an agenda for Charlene?

Winston Taylor is the best friend of Donovan.  Some would think that Winston doesn’t have a brain of his own the way he is Donovan’s’ “yes” man.  The one thing that has Winston’s brain all twisted more than Donovan is his girlfriend Dawn.  Dawn is the one person who can break the spell that Donovan has over Winston but when they go head to head over Winston there are casualties in that war, but who will that be?

Men @ Play is a book about relationships.  Some are easy and some are not but the one thing that is consistent is that there is a constant relationship of some sort going on at all times.  The characters interact well and they keep the story flowing very easily.  The book have some twists but it is very easy to follow.  There were some grammatical errors that if you were not paying attention to the story you might get confused (like mixing up names) but all in all this is a good story.  I would suggest to the author if it can be updated and corrected on Amazon, I would do that.  I have read this author before and I know her work and this is not the norm.  It is still a book worthy of purchase.

Men @ Play is available for purchase on Amazon.com in Kindle form.

  • File Size: 1607 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Unlimited Possibilities Publishing (August 15, 2016)
  • Publication Date: August 15, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01KIDFYZ4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled

 

Diamond Dreams by Zuri Day (Book 1 Drakes of California series)

Diamond dreamsLooks can be very deceiving.  We have all been taught not to judge a book by its cover but with some things, you go according to first impressions without looking deeper into it.  First impression are supposed to be the window on which you determine how you are going to approach someone or something but as we all know, that is just not the case.  Sometimes you have to take a step back and see things from a different perspective in order to get the TRUE feel of what is really going on.

Diamond Drake is true to her name, she is hard but transparent and flawless.  She does what it is that needs to be done because she has come up in a family that doesn’t have time for mistakes and weaknesses.  Diamond has shown her parents and her brothers that she is more than capable to handle the family business and now it is time for Diamond to take the world by storm.  What will Diamond do when she comes in contact with the very person who can snatch the wind from her sails?  Will she continue to fight or will she show a side that many hasn’t ever seen before?

Jackson Wright is a very strong person, on the outside.  He is the head of his own construction company and seems to be holding his own against his competitors.  There are things that haunt Jackson from his past but that is what gives him the fuel to continue on to bigger and better success.  When Jackson is faced with his past will he let it be his fuel or will it burn down everything that he has built?

Diamond Dreams is definitely a love story in every aspect.  Love of family, love of siblings, love of family business and new and or building loves.  You can see this family as the family that you watch on tv and root for the underdog because you know scrappy has to come up to be equal with the rest of the family.  You see many different degrees of intensity in this story and it makes you want to know what will happen next.  Day is excellent when it comes to writing about people and their interactions with each other.  It is like she watches society and builds something worth reading and absorbing.  You will be pleased with this book and you will absolutely look forward to reading more

Diamond Dreams is available for purchase everywhere you buy your favorite romance novels and also available on Kindle and Nook.

  • File Size: 513 KB
  • Print Length: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Kimani Romance (April 1, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2012
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006YACNVY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

What My Sister Didn’t Know 2 by Janie DeCoster

what my sister didnt know 2

Love is a word that is thrown around but not taken seriously by some.  Many claim to be in love but at the moment of temptation, everything is out the window.    Relationships are hard enough without one of the parties involved to have their dedication questioned.  How do you deal with current relationships or even new ones when there are trust issues?  Do you build a wall stronger than The Great Wall of China or do you step out on faith, the choice is up to whom?

Lamonte Singletary and his ex-wife Gade are doing the best that they can to raise their son, Brice.  Lamonte is still having pains about the dissolution of his marriage but he is trying to move on with his life.  Gade on the other hand is hanging in limbo trying to figure out what she can do to restore her marriage.   Is there life possible after betrayal or will Gade just live out her days with regret and sadness?

Joe Burrels is trying to be a better person.  Joe recognizes that he has been hurt and is hurting people in the process so that he doesn’t have to feel for anyone.  What is it that can make Joe turn his evil ways around?  Will he finally achieved that relationship that he desires in his subconscious or will Joe continue to have a love ‘em and leave ‘em type of relationship with everyone?

What My Sister Didn’t Know 2 is the continuation of the turmoil that we experienced between Lamonte, Gade, Clay, Saphire and Joe in the first installment.   The drama and intensity continues  while we experience what life is like after breakups.  The characters have a flow that is enjoyable for the reading community but doesn’t make you wait for the connection.  There were small editing  errors but nothing that would take  away from the story.   Once again I have enjoyed DeCosters’ writing and I will continue to look forward to her work.

  • File Size: 1338 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Publisher: G Street Chronicles (March 25, 2015)
  • Publication Date: March 25, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00V7R0EQU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
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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

Love and Happiness by Ben Burgess Jr.

love and happinessLove is a word that is thrown around a lot but when it is said, what is truly meant by it?  Are you just saying it because you feel that is the right thing to do or are you saying it because you have genuine feeling for that person?  Happiness is one of those feelings that is different for everyone.  According to the dictionary, happiness means:  a state of well-being and contentment, joya pleasurable or satisfying experience.  Different things and different events make people happy but are you truly happy or are you just skating by?

Karen and Chris are college sweethearts that are the true meaning of opposites attract.  Karen is a party girl and Chris is more disciplined and laid back.  Through their differences and difficulties, they made it work into a beautiful marriage with two beautiful girls. When life really started to kick in and kick butt, the house became divided and started to grow distant.  How can you say that you love someone but you are not willing to fight for total happiness?  Is it more about total happiness or your happiness alone?

Love & Happiness is a book about life lessons.  How you deal with the life that you are dealt and what you should do about it. This story is a great story regarding who you are and who you TRULY want to be.  The characters are so in tune with each other this novel could either be your own life or a movie.  You can totally relate to the life situations that are going on within this novel and you have a feeling of wanting to help the underdog but with the twists and turns ~ who is the real underdog?  I would highly recommend this novel, it is excellent reading for anyone who likes a good book.  It keeps you engrossed so you will not want to put it down until you find out what happens next!  Great job Ben Burgess Jr., continued success!

Love & Happiness is available for purchase through Amazon.com (both Kindle and paperback) and BN.com (both Nook and paperback).

  • File Size: 353 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publication Date: April 24, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00WNRZ6HU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled

My Heart’s Home (The Heart series Volume 3) by Carla Terrell

my heart's homeThere is a very distinct difference between a house and a home.  A house is a place where you hold your belongings but a home is a place where love lives.  Everyone wants a home to live in with their family, but how do you continue on when that home has been invaded by the enemy and is threatening to destroy everything that you love?  How hard do you fight to maintain the love or should you just give up and walk away?

Seprah and Carson King are still young in their marriage and wildly in love.  Now to add to the love they now have a new baby, Laurence.  The universe seems to be in alignment with all of their needs until whirlwind Laramie King comes back to the States and everything goes to hell in a handbasket!  How can one person cause so much destruction and still remain calm and cool about everything?  Does he not care about his family and the pain that he is causing or is he so wrapped up in his happiness that he will do whatever it takes to make it happen?

My Heart’s Home is the third and final book in the Heart series and if you have been following this series you will NOT be disappointed!  The way that these characters interact with each other makes you feel like you are watching a movie instead of reading a novel.  The story is so clear and flows so smoothly that you are feeling the emotions that the characters are feeling, it is almost like you are there with them.  I love writing like this because it brings you into the story and that is a sign of an author who is in tune with their readers.  I always look forward to reading the works of Carla Terrell and she did not disappoint this time, great job!  Continued success!

My Heart’s Home is now available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback) and BN.com (paperback only).  Visit the author’s website to learn more about her and her other books, http://www.cyterrell.com.

  • File Size: 1345 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Carla Terrell; 1 edition (March 7, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00UEMXTQG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled