ROSARIO BY J. KENYARTA

In life we keep secrets, not to be mean or malicious we just do.  Some secrets are just between good friends and others involve you directly but is it a good thing to keep secrets?  How or when should a secret no longer be a secret?

Mia Keys is a school teacher.  She is quiet and down to earth and doesn’t bother anyone.  Mia is trying to make an impact on her students but there is something that hangs over her head from her past that is trying to block her progress.  While leaving work for the holiday Mia comes upon a stranger to her but she is not a stranger to him.  What will she do now?  How does she get out of this situation?

ROSARIO is a novella that is the beginning of a series.  It is a quick read (under 100 pages) and there are questions but you want to know the answer.  It is a good read and I believe the author is going to make this a great series, I can’t wait to see what J. Kenyarta has next for us.

ROSARIO is available for purchase through Amazon (Kindle/Kindle Unlimited).

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  • Print Length: 86 pages
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  • Publication Date: March 8, 2018
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07BBH3Y9X
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Something Peculiar About Austin Valentine by Carla Terrell

9781985300620_p0_v2_s550x406Differences are what makes you unique.  There are many things that cause us to be different but at the same time it is what makes us similar.  Love is an act that is obtainable by everyone and everything but sometimes things are not supposed to love one another ~ that is according to the ones who feel like they speak for everyone.  We are in times where love appears different but who says that different is not good for us?

Austin Valentine is a god-loving, god-fearing man who loves all people.  He is business partners with his friend from high school and he is engaged to Haley, the love of his life.  When Austin get stranded in an elevator with a stranger for hours, conversations lead him to rethink his life and his thinking.  How could he be living life and been blind to life at the same time?  Is it possible that he has been wrong all this time?

Simone Watson is a beautiful, single African-American woman who is an interior designer.  There is nothing in her life that she would change, life is good.  A chance meeting with a stranger along with a conversation gives Simone something to think about, but why?  Simone has everything all figured out, so why is this stranger giving her pause?

Something Peculiar About Austin Valentine is a story about love.  The issues and problems that faces these characters is their race.  This is an easy but intense read.  For as much as society doesn’t want to deal with race, it is on the fore front of many minds.  This book has a nice flow to it and the author gives us something to think about.  I love Terrell’s work and I look forward to more.

Something Peculiar About Austin Valentine is available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle and Paperback), Barnesandnobel.com (Paperback) and everywhere you purchase your favorite books.

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  • Print Length: 328 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1985300621
  • Publication Date: February 9, 2018
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B079QL3PZR
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The Book in Room 316 by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

The book in room 316Angel ~ a spiritual being superior to humans in power and intelligence.  Do you believe in angels on earth?  We have all said that when a loved one passes away that they are watching over us but is it possible to have a guardian angel?  We all have met someone where their actions just made us think, “Wow where did he/she come from?  They were right on time!”  Is it just good luck or do we have a higher power looking out for our well-being?

Savannah Graham is a happily married woman, or so she thought.  She has had some recent tragedies in her life that she thought she would never bounce back from, but she did.  Then the ultimate betrayal happened and she just knew life as she knew it was over.  How can she bounce back from this latest tragedy or will this be her downfall?

Ollie Moss was happily married for over 50 years to his beloved Elizabeth.  When illness took Elizabeth from Ollie he didn’t think he would survive without her.  He has his children and grandchildren but there is nothing like your wife to have by your side.  Will Ollie get through this or will he succumb to the sadness?

Anna Rodriguez is a housekeeper at the famous Markham Hotel.  She is a hard-working  single mother of three and she does everything for them within her power.  Anna has been such a help to so many others but who is around when she needs help?

The Book in Room 316 is a book about faith.  It is about having your faith tested, losing faith and trying to get it back.  The story is told from the views of the different characters trying to see if there is any way that they can be helped and help themselves.  There is a six degree of separation feel going on because they will all cross paths at some point in this book.  Reading this books makes you question the characters and yourself.  You are thinking “Could something like that happen to me?”  I love books that make you talk to the characters or ask questions of yourself.  I love Billingsley work and she doesn’t disappoint with this one.  This is a book for everyone, great job!

The Book in Room 316 is available for purchase on Amazon.com (various formats), Barnesandnoble.com (Paperback only) and anywhere you purchase your favorite reads.

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  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (July 10, 2018)
  • Publication Date: July 10, 2018
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B075RMTYGX
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When The Vows Break by Janie DeCoster

when the vows breakOur society’s idea of marriage comes in many different forms nowadays.  The one thing that is constant is you BOTH have agreed to forsake all others ~ but do we really know what that phrase means?  Forsaking all others means of course being with only your spouse but in addition to that it also means putting your marriage and your spouse above everything else, except God of course.  When you start to put things in front of your marriage you lose sight of the real purpose, to love and honor them forever.  Were you being truthful when you entered into this agreement or were you being selfish?

Pastor Sidney Teal is the pastor and founder of Holy Word Holiness Church.  He has a beautiful wife, Olivia and three beautiful children and a very successful church.  They have worked hard at keeping up appearances but something has been feeling off in their marriage as of late.  Could it be that Pastor Teal is spending so much time at the church he is losing his connection with his wife or is there something else underlying?  Being a pastor should he just have the upper hand on relationships or should just being human like the rest of us come into play?

When The Vows Break is an intense novel.  I went through many emotions while reading and at one point had to stop reading to prevent from crying.  You are so drawn into the story line that you almost forget that you are reading a book, it feels more like a lifetime movie or a major motion picture.  You are so in tune with the characters and they are so relatable that you feel their turmoil.   The writing in this novel just flows and keeps you right in the mix of the story and you are almost relieved when it is over so that you can finally stop holding your breath.  I always enjoy DeCoster’s novels and this one is no different, as usual I look forward to more!  Great job!

When the Vows Break is available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback), Barnesandnobel.com (Paperback only) and anywhere you purchase your favorite books.

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  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1983428639
  • Publisher: Major Key Publishing (December 7, 2017)
  • Publication Date: December 7, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077ZMK1XR
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One Day You Will by Kristofer Clark (An Attorney J.B. Graybourne Novel, Volume 2)

Ond day you willWhen you say the word family, that word is supposed to be synonymous words like safety, love, loyalty, trust and togetherness.  What happens when everyone in the family doesn’t understand that is the way it is supposed to be?  What to you do to try to keep the family as “normal” families are supposed to be? Should this be something that is the responsibility of the head of the family or should this be something that is worked on together?

Jelani Graybourne is a lawyer at the firm of Emanuel, Sullivan and Graybourne.  He is the second Graybourne to practice there, his father Stanley Graybourne helped build the firm and now Jelani has some big shoes to fill by working there.  How does Jelani concentrate on his work when there is something in the background that could destroy his life along with bringing his family down?  Jelani is a grown man, does he run to his father for help or does he take care of this issue on his own? Since family is supposed to stick together, will the family do just that or will they crumble like the others?

Syreeta Mercer is also a great attorney.  She has her colleagues afraid to go against her in court because she comes in to win and does just that.  She gets her strength from her father Reid Mercer, he was her shoulder to cry on when the going got tough.  With the death of Syreeta’s father, things went from bad to super strange.  With all of these new changes in her life, is it going to be possible to continue on the way that Syreeta has been groomed or will she crawl in a corner and cry?

One Day You Will is book number two in the J.B. Graybourne series.  This series is like riding a rollercoaster with these people.  They have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what is going to happen next!  It is drama, drama and more drama and you just love it!  It is not messy but it makes you feel like you are peeking in your neighbor window to see what all of the fuss is about!  I enjoyed the strong story line, the characters keep you engrossed with what is going on and make you want more.  You might just catch yourself talking to the characters while reading, wishing you were right there to handle the situation for them.  I enjoy reading Clarke’s work and I look forward to the next installment in this series.

One Day You Will is available from Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback), Barnes & Noble.com (Kindle and paperback) and wherever you buy your favorites books.

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  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Prodigy Gold Books; 1 edition (November 21, 2017)
  • Publication Date: November 21, 2017
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0748ZTFQT
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Something New 2: An Interracial Romance by Janie DeCoster

SOMETHING NEW 2 BOOK COVER (1)Nowadays life is hard enough without throwing something in the mix that is totally going to shake things up.  Love is supposed to be just that, love, plain and simple.  When people put stipulations on who and how to love that is when the world becomes a difficult place to live.  What happens when you defy what people think is right and do what you feel is right?  Is it easier to just go with what everyone else wants or with what you want?

Brylane Robinson is an everyday ordinary girl.  She is kind, smart and beautiful with a heart of gold.  Anyone would be lucky to have Brylane, but she has chosen to be with  someone who no one understands.  Should she let love dictate who she should be with or should she let events of the past determine who she is with?  How can you be happy in life if you are not in charge of your own destiny?

Tobias Benton is a catch!  He is handsome, single, rich and due to inherit the family business.  All Tobias has to do is follow what his father is telling him to do but that is not working out for Tobias.  How do you tell your heart that you are not supposed to have someone when it only beats for that person?  Who or what do you follow?

Something New 2 is the follow-up to Something New which introduces us these characters and the issues they are facing being an interracial couple.  What they are dealing with are some very real issues that goes on everyday in today’s society due to race relations.  The characters are relatable and the story line strong.  It is a story that you want to see through all the way to the end.  I enjoy DeCoster’s work and look forward to reading more of her work.

Something New 2: An Interracial Romance is available on Amazon.com on Kindle.

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  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Major Key Publishing (May 25, 2018)
  • Publication Date: May 25, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07DBCJVYQ
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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.

  • File Size: 663 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Publication Date: August 6, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B074MB5N98
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