Is He The One by Janie De Coster

IS HE THE ONE PHOTOHave you ever looked at a person and said to yourself “that is the man/woman who I am going to spend the rest of my life with?”  I’m sure we all have, but what makes us so sure that person is the one for us?  Is it their looks, or maybe their income or could it be the way that they showed you their dreams?  How do you know who “your” forever person is?

Jayree Kennedy knows what she wants.  She is going to find and fall in love with her dream guy and live happily ever after.  She knows he is out there she just hasn’t found him yet.  She continues to tell her sister Teresa and her best friend Linda but they just let her have her fairytale.  Is there someone out there for everyone or is Jayree just wasting her time?  How do you know when you have finally met “THE ONE” and is he/she everything that you imagined?

Teresa Wilson Jayree’s sister,  has felt like her bond with her sister isn’t as strong as it used to be.  Those two girls could talk about anything, that is until Teresa met and married Ray Ray Wilson.  Ray Ray is the one topic in the family that can stir the pot and make it boil over, but Teresa doesn’t care because she loves him.  There is nothing that can separate Teresa and Ray Ray and she is going to live her happily ever after.  How does it feel when your happily ever is starting to feel like the happy is slipping away?  Is there something that can make everybody happy again or was it all just a dream?

Linda is Jayrees’ best friend since forever and they are thick as thieves.  Their bond got stronger when Lisa’s fiance Phillip left Linda at the alter the previous year.  Jayree was there for Linda like a friend should be but Linda decided to take Phillip back.  Phillip provided Linda with everything that she would need to look and be successful but was that enough?  Is having the material things enough or should she continue to shoot for your forever dream?

Is He The One is a story about one thing . . . achieving happiness.  Three different couple take roads to achieve happiness but they go different ways to get it done.  The characters are relatable because this could be you and your friends on any day and that is what makes it an easy and enjoyable read. I enjoy reading De Coster’s work because she makes you feel like one of the family.

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  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Major Key Publishing (October 16, 2018)
  • Publication Date: October 16, 2018
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  • Language: English
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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).

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  • 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
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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Kiss Me Before You Say Goodnight by Keith Kareem Williams

KMBYSGObsession or infatuation, is there a difference?  When you are obsessed you are preoccupied with someone but when you are infatuated you are admiring that person.  But truly is there a major difference?  If all feels the same, right?  The main objective is that your attention is held by a certain person.  What happens when it turns extreme?  Are you capable of walking away or do you have to follow the feeling through?

Omari is a regular guy.  He goes to work and comes home.  There is nothing that stands out in his routine.  Until one day when he goes into a bar to have a drink and realizes that there is a beautiful woman sitting alone.  Being the gentleman that he is he approaches her but what he doesn’t realize is this is probably the worst idea in his entire life.  Omari’s life is turned upside down and trying to figure out how to upright it is going to be the most drastic time in his life.  What should Omari do, he is too deep to turn back?  Will life ever seem normal again or will he be on this whirlwind indefinitely?

Andressa is a beautiful woman, any man can see that if he isn’t vision impaired.  Her physical qualities are enough to make a room full of men pause.  Andressa has a different agenda on her mind but no one would ever have guessed her plan.  Andressa is a very cunning player in this game we call life but while she plays, how many will get hurt?  Is she the best player at this game or will she lose in the end?

Kiss Me Before Saying Goodnight is a romantic suspense novel.  You have two strangers who have a chance meeting and before long they are partners in crime.  They characters are intense and compliment each other which makes the story flow nicely.  It is a short read but it has you reading and watching for more.  Williams is an excellent storyteller and he keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting for what is coming next.  Great job once again, you don’t disappoint.

Kiss Me Before Saying Goodnight is available to be purchased from Amazon.com (Paperback), Barnes and Noble ( Paperback) and the author’s website:  http://reemafterdark.wixsite.com/reemafterdark/books.

  • Paperback: 146 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 17, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1723153761
  • ISBN-13: 978-1723153761
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Dreams Thrown Away ~ The Sperling Chronicles by Dilsa Saunders Bailey

dream_thrown_6x9-perfectebookDreams.  Dreams are a series of thoughts, images or emotions that occur while sleeping.  Having daydreams is something that is pleasurable for you while you are awake.  Most of us dream about what our lives would be like when we get older or what we want to be/want to do in life.  Whenever you hear someone say “I’m living the dream”, the things they thought about when they were younger is happening for them now.  Is it possible to live the dream or is the best we can do is hope for the best?

Kalina Denise Harris is a young girl with a lot of big dreams.  Kalina comes from a small town but she has big city dreams, and she can’t wait to leave this small town behind!  Kalina has dreams of going to a big college and leaving all of the sadness that she has to endure living in that smal town.  One day Kalina world is rocked to the core and now she doesn’t want to leave this small town that she calls home but she has no other choice.  What is she to do?  Where will she go?  How will she make it not being at home around people that she knows?

Dreams Thrown Away is a book about decisions.  Do we make the decision to follow our dreams, do we decide to fall in love and live happily ever after or do we decide to just make it through one day at a time?  This book has you on the edge of your seat with some of the situations that are happening.  You might be happy, you might be sad or you might just be in awe but whatever you are feeling you know that something in this book is causing you to feel that way.  I enjoyed the character interaction and the flow of this book, it is an emotional rollercoaster.  Bailey has written this book to make you want to read more.  This is my first time reading one of her books but not the last, I will gladly continue this series.

Dreams Thrown Away ~ The Sperling Chronicles can be purchased through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback), Barnes and Noble (Paperback) and the author’s website: https://simplydilsa.com/home/.

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  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Publisher: Good Show Publications,LLC; 3 edition (December 30, 2011)
  • Publication Date: December 30, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006RTIYQK
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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).

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  • Print Length: 119 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1545192820
  • Publication Date: May 17, 2017
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071HXKHTC
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Better Late Than Never by Kimberla Lawson Roby (Rev. Curtis Black series book 15)

bltnFinale ~ the close or termination of something, the last and often climactic event or item in a sequence.  That more than accurately describes this novel.  We all knew this day was coming but for it finally to be here is surreal.  This is the 15th and final book in the Reverend Curtis Black series and it has been an awesome ride but all good things must come to an end.  We have been through every emotion possible with this man and we continue to come back, that is the sign of a great author.

Curtina Black is the youngest of Reverend Curtis Black children and she has fallen right in line with his other children.  Curtina has been as close to perfect since she has been with Curtis and Charlotte but as of late she has discovered the quickest way to torture her parents, by being a typical teen.  It doesn’t matter what Curtis and Charlotte does, they can’t seem to get anything right according to their youngest daughter and likewise she is seeming to do everything wrong in her parents eyes.  Who will break first and will be the consequences if any?  Will the Black family survive this last child and the trials and tribulations that she is sending them through?  Is this marriage strong enough?  Who will come out the victor?

Better Late Than Never is a book about love and forgiveness.  There are several situations going on in this final novel in the Reverend Curtis Black series but the one thing that is understood is love conquers all.  We have been with the good Reverend since the beginning with Casting The First Stone, we have seen wives come and go, lovers come and go and children coming from every direction but through it all the one thing that is constant is love.  I love the way Roby directs her characters because they could be you, me or anyone that we know.  The writing is so realistic that it makes you want to search for the REAL Reverend Black!  I am sorry to see this series end BUT maybe Rev. Black will visit in a standalone book.  So long Reverend Black, it has been a pleasure!

Better Late Than Never can be purchased nationwide everywhere you buy your favorite books.

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  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (July 31, 2018)
  • Publication Date: July 31, 2018
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0763LBZ8F
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