Appearances Too: A Novel by K. Reshay

26112378_10103464834835276_4973412577104469937_nThere comes a time in our lives where we have to go along to get along.  Meaning go along with the program so that there are no issues.  Sometimes that isn’t a problem if everyone is on the same page but when you have someone who has a different agenda then you have to figure out another way to “get along.”  How would you proceed if the very person that you are supposed to “get along” with is moving forward with a different plan?  Do you stick to the original plan or do you play follow the leader?

Toni and Ty are having a rough time of it.  Ty is still in the hospital from his brutal attack and Toni is right by his side.  Toni is trying to help him remember but she just doesn’t have the answers that Ty is looking for.  Ty is upset with Toni because she is useless in this process.  This makes Toni feel helpless but who can she turn to?  What can Toni do to help Ty along this journey?  Is it her job to help or should she just let nature run its course?

Mya and Steven are so much in love.  As Mya prepares for her wedding that will top all weddings she stops to think about her best friend Toni and her husband Ty.  She wonders what is going on with them ONLY because she overheard her soon to be husband Steven and their friend Rickey talking.  Mya is now wondering about reaching out to inquire about a few things that she overheard.  But on second thought, if it doesn’t directly affect Mya then it is none of her concern.  What type of friend doesn’t check on her best friends’ husband?  How much longer is Mya going to play the victim and be a real and true friend to Toni?

Appearances Too is the follow-up book to Appearances where it tells the story of college friends that move forward with their lives.  The problem is that sometimes you have to put up appearances to deal with certain people or situations.  The characters in this book work well together.  The story line keeps you wondering what is going on and have you thinking of ways to fix the problems.  I read the book in a few hours so you will too.  K. Reshay did a very good job on this second edition and I can’t wait on the next novel.

Appearances Too is available through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback) and Barnes and Noble (Paperback only).

  • File Size: 393 KB
  • Print Length: 155 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1977710034
  • Publication Date: November 30, 2017
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  • Language: English
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Every Ounce You Got To Give (A Psychological Thriller) by Stephen J. Browder

every ounceManipulateto treat or operate with or as if with the hands or by mechanical means especially in a skillful manner.  When dealing with relationships at one point or another someone in the relationship is going to try to steer it in a certain direction.  Whether it be by physical or emotional guidance, the end result is someone is going to like the way that it is headed and hopefully for the relationship, both will be in agreement.  What happens when the direction it is headed in is an unhealthy one?  Who or how will this be redirected?  Is it better to let just one person manipulate the flow or should this be a team effort?  Is it possible for both parties to manipulate the relationship?

Saint Matthews is an interesting young man.  From very young in life he did things his own way.  Saint was never one to follow the crowd, if anything he had the masses following him.  Saint never allowed anyone to get ahead of his thinking, he was always one maybe even two steps ahead of everyone else.  When it comes to getting what he wants, Saint gets his way with everyone.  Saint sought out his prey carefully and very specifically to what his needs were at that particular time.  Saint played this game of cat and mouse very skillfully but how does it feel when the tables are turned?  When the hunter becomes the hunted?  Is there a way to get out of the cross hairs or will Saint fall victim and be on the receiving end of what he has put everyone else through?

Every Ounce You Got To Give is an intense read.  At first you are wondering why would someone behave like this and then you are wondering how is this going to end because some just deserves are due.  The flow of this story is constant, you will not have a difficult time reading this.  The characters are not to complex for this freshman novel, you can understand and attempt to relate to them.  The story gives you enough where you want to continue to read even if you are mad at the characters.  The only distraction was the editing needs to be improved.  Not too many typos where you can’t understand the novel but just enough where you know they are there.  All in all for a freshman novel it is a good read.

Every Ounce You Have To Give ~ A Psychological Thriller is available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle edition only).

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  • Print Length: 233 pages
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  • Publisher: Heat Block Publications (June 4, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 4, 2016
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  • Language: English
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Appearances by K. Reshay

63306637_Kindle Ready Front Cover JPEG_7070994Appear ~ to be or to come into sight.  When you appear somewhere, you are able to be seen or at the very least your presence is known.  Some people make a grand appearance because they like to be seen while others just are barely noticeable.  However you appear to a person it will be a lasting impression, that’s why when you show your true self you are never forgotten.

Toni and Maya met on the first day of college.  Their first time being away from home they developed a quick bond.  To them, they were the sisters that the other never had.  As they get older and hopefully a little bit wiser, they start to discover things about each other that is not very favorable.  What should they do?  How should they go about addressing these issues and is it even worth speaking about?  Can and will the friendship survive or will they go their separate ways?

Appearances is a book about realization.  When you meet a person you are seeing what they want you to see, not the real and true them.  As time goes along, you start to get comfortable and the real them makes an appearance.  That is what is happening in this story, it is about friends who eyes aren’t totally open towards each other.  The story line flows and the book makes you take another look at the characters.  You are trying to decide if you really like that person or were you tricked.

The excitement that occurs in this freshman novel is the beginning to a very long writing career and I look forward to reading more from Reshay.  Congratulations to a very good start!

Appearances can be purchased through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback) and BarnesandNoble.com (Paperback).

  • File Size: 438 KB
  • Print Length: 119 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1545192820
  • Publication Date: May 17, 2017
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  • Language: English
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The Wrong Husband 2: The Finale by B.M. Hardin

wh2Marriage is probably the hardest job you will ever have in your life.  It is hard enough trying to figure out what you like and what makes you happy now you have to figure out and maintain what makes someone else happy too.  There has to be an easier way.  When you are getting to know a person and decide to get married, you are still learning about that person.  As long as you are together you will always find out something new about that person.  What if the new things you discover is something that you are not willing to accept or deal with?  How will your life proceed then?

Sassi is just making it by.  Never would she had thought that her life would be so complicated. While she thought she knew that she married the right man she had began to have doubts.  It wasn’t uncommon for a bride or groom to have butterflies on their wedding day, that was a big step!  What was uncommon was for her to continue to wonder.  Yes she loved Eddie and yes she loved their family but why was the butterflies still there after ten years ?  Had she always felt like this and just put it on the back burner or was this something new that she was letting come to the forefront?

The Wrong Husband 2 is picking up where The Wrong Husband left off.  You have everyone trying to be with and figure out who they are supposed to be with.  Hardin brings a new twist to this book and it had me walking away from the book to get myself together.  You have characters that will have you thinking “what in the hell is she thinking?” or wondering “where can I find this author, I’m mad now!”  I love writing that get you in your feelings, that makes the book more relatable to the reader.  The story line had a certain flow to it that allows you to keep up with is going on  and not be lost.  I will continue to read books by Hardin if she keeps writing like this!

The Wrong Husband 2: The Finale can be purchased on Amazon.com (both Kindle and paperback, Barnes and Noble (Paperback) and anywhere you purchase your favorite reading material.

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  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692670254
  • Publication Date: May 7, 2017
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  • Language: English
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The Wrong Husband by BM Hardin

WRONGLOVE . . .HONOR . . . CHERISH . . .TIL DEATH DO US PART!  These words that are read during a traditional wedding ceremony are very specific, they are set up that way to give you some direction in married life.  If you know how to follow directions, marriage should be easy for you.  What happens when the directions aren’t followed?  How are you supposed to proceed in a successful marriage if no one is doing what is supposed to be done?  How do you get granted a do over or is it allowed?

Sassi is married to Eddie and has been for the past 9 years.  They met in a bar 11 years ago and they were both drawn to each others conversation.  They had two children as a result of this union.  Life should have been grand!  One of the disadvantages to being happy and doing well for yourself and your family is there is always going to be some miserable person that wants to bring you down.  The catch is they are a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  How do you get rid of this negativity in your life?  Do you fight to stay in the marriage or do you let this outside force interfere?

The Wrong Husband is an exciting book, you can tell that from the title.  Reading this book you will go through a range of emotions because the characters are just that good.  You will find yourself talking to the characters and waiting on them to respond to you.  The story line is strong and the characters flow well with each other.  You will not get lost reading BUT you won’t be able to predict what is coming next.  Very well written and it has you wanting more.  This is my first time reading a book written by Hardin but it is not my last.

The Wrong Husband is available everywhere you buy your favorite novels, Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback) and Barnes and Nobel (Paperback).

  • File Size: 2292 KB
  • Print Length: 266 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692597085
  • Publication Date: May 7, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0716P9WWN
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Twisted Virtues: Complicated Matters by Tamir A. Shaw

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When speaking of virtues you think of righteousness, purity and morality.  These are things that one should try to exhibit in their daily lives but what happens when your virtues are twisted?  Should you try to correct yourself or do you just continue on with the way things are going?  What if you feel that what you are doing or how you are acting is morally correct?

Tobias and Sheyla Marchand are blessed.  They both have good paying jobs that allow them to live the kind of lifestyle that anyone else would envy.  Certain situations occur within Tobias’s career and now they are forced to make some changes that will help the family to maintain their current lifestyle.  Will these changes bring the family closer or will it push the family apart?  What can be done to make this transition easier or will this just be the Marchand family status quo?

Levi Kennett is a very successful business man.  He owns several properties among other business ventures.  Levi has been trying to find himself practically all of his life but how will Levi’s life change upon meeting a random stranger?  Is it time for Levi to start a new chapter or will he continue on the path that he is already travelling?

Twisted Virtues is a book about decisions and circumstances.  You learn about six degrees of separation because the characters lives are crossing and they aren’t even realizing it.  The way that the chapters are set up they give you total insight to the characters and you won’t get lost or confused.  They characters and their place in the book is clear.  I enjoyed reading this book by Shaw and I look forward to reading more in the future.  Twisted Virtues: Complicated Matters is available on Amazon.com in both Kindle and paperback.

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  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Publication Date: August 6, 2017
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Black President: The World Will Never Be The Same by Brenda Hampton

black president1Being the President of the United States takes a lot of smarts and heart.  There are things that POTUS will undergo that regular people will never have to.  Once you get in office if you don’t show the world that you aren’t scared they will eat you alive and then you will be known as a has been.  How do you go about showing the world that you have earned your title?  Do you go along to get along or do you come out like gangbusters and take the world in your hands?

Stephen C. Jefferson is a no nonsense type of guy.  He is all about business and has no filter.  Once Stephen won the presidency he decided to get started on his agenda that he ran on and anyone who showed that they weren’t loyal was out of the picture.  If you weren’t on Team Jefferson you weren’t on any team at all.  Involved with his team was his mother and his wife, Raynetta and they weren’t exempt from being put off the team.  The one thing is for sure is when Stephen C. Jefferson puts his mind to something he is going to go ahead with it and anyone trying to stop him better beware!

Black President: The World Will Never Be The Same is a book filled with drama!  Clearly from the title you can see that we have another black president but the difference between the two you will see immediately!  The characters will keep you laughing in-between telling them what you think they should or shouldn’t do.  You are reading but it feels like you are watching them on tv and that makes for good reading.  Hampton shows you how a novel is supposed to be written and I always look forward to her next read.

Black President: The World Will Never Be The Same is available everywhere you find your favorite novels, Kindle, Audible and Nook book.

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Urban Books (April 25, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1622864840
  • ISBN-13: 978-1622864843
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