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💏A mother’s love will never end. It is there from beginning to end.💏

☕️Embry’s Man 3: Embry’s Relations by Angelia Vernon Menchan☕️

TITLE:       Embry’s Relations
AUTHOR:      Angelia Vernon Menchan
PUBLISHER: Honorable Menchan Media
SERIES:        Yes
RATING:  ☕️☕️☕️☕️ Drama, drama, Dra–ma!

 

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Standing at the front of the room, Embry felt the room spin right before her stomach erupted and nausea took over. She tried to race from the room but did not quite make it, throwing up in the hallway. She was talking to her staff of over two hundred instructors. Asa, one of the support staff rushed out after her and helped her to the restroom.
Asa held her head while she emptied her stomach and gave her wet paper towels to clean her face.
“I am so sorry and horrified. I threw up in front of my entire staff.” Embry said. Asa shook her head at her boss.
“No worries. You are married four months and are most likely pregnant.”
Embry’s eyes widened at Asa’s words and realized it had been seven weeks since her last period. For the first couple of months, she had been disappointed when her cycle started and for the past few weeks had been so busy with the fall semester starting and a new passel of students.
“Oh my, do you think so?” Embry whispered.
“I do, I will go and tell everyone to return to their classrooms, that you are under the weather and I will get your things so you can go home or wherever.”
Embry nodded in gratitude and stared at herself in the mirror. She was so hopeful. Being married to Brent had been a dream come true and a baby would make it all the more wonderful. She was going to pick up a pregnancy test and they would test together.
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Shelagh hadn’t seen Randall in two months. They were hot and heavy for two months and then she decided to close her shop and take off. She felt overwhelmed with her feelings for a man almost nine years younger than her who had never been married or had children. She had never been married but had a son in college and couldn’t see having any others at her age. When she returned home, she found Randall was on the west coast for three weeks attending various sports rehabilitation conferences, they had been texting but not much other communication. A part of her wished he found someone else, the other part prayed he had not. She was conflicted.
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“Carlton, are we moving too fast?” Felicia asked as she looked over at him from her perch in her bed.
For four months he had been wining and dining her and the sex had been awesome and regular but him asking her to go away for a couple of weeks gave her pause.
“Moving too fast for what Felicia? We are intimate and spend a couple days a week together, not only that I just turned sixty and am not getting any younger. When, if not now? I was thinking we could do something very Mediterranean.”
Her eyes lit up at his words. She loved travel but had not done nearly as much as she wanted. Her plan was to travel more but she had fallen into Carlton as soon as she arrived in Jacksonville. The idea of the Mediterranean and Carlton seemed an embarrassment of riches.”
“I figured we would fly to Italy or France and take a Mediterranean cruise for several days. I was thinking flying to Greece but that is too volatile right now. I can see you want to.”
She looked at him for several minutes before her eyes crinkled with a smile and she said, “Yes, yes, yes…”
Covering her mouth with his, Carlton kissed her passionately.


REVIEW:

Embry’s Relations picks right back up where part two left off.  Let’s recap the players right quick. Embry is married to Brent, Randall is dating Shelagh, Felecia is seeing Carlton, Margaret is married to Evan.

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Everybody’s happy right? Well yes but that doesn’t stop the drama from taking place.  You know the saying, Mother’s raise their daughters and love their sons.  Yep that’s the one, Felecia takes this to a whole new level.

She makes it quite clear she has no love for her grown son’s girlfriend, Shelagh.  It would seem the complete opposite should be true since they have so much in common.  Although Felecia and the good right reverend are divorced she was essentially a single mother.

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Her meddling has a price to pay and she comes close to tallying up that bill.  Dra—ma!  Now let’s not forget there are several other key players in this story…

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Shelagh has issues of her own too.  I won’t go into detail there.  But when love comes knock you better answer or someone else will.

Overall I always enjoy these stories, they have home-spun lessons and are quick reads that can be read in one sitting.  My only issue with editing is when he becomes a she and vice versa, small  editing mishaps but a pet-peeve.  4 stars

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🎁 Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly Merry Christmas 🎁

🎄 Center City Christmas: A Cinnamon Black Christmas Short Story by Angelia Vernon Menchan 🎄

51cBfF1aKTL._SX384_BO1,204,203,200_Synopsis:

“I am going to do something ridiculous this Christmas.” Cinnamon said to Malcolm who held her close as they walked along the marsh near their home.
“What would that be, not buy any gifts, everyone would find that ridiculous.” Nudging him with her hip, she laughed at his absurd response. She was well known for her gifting.
“No, I think on Christmas Eve, I am going to open the property I purchased years and years ago, at least ten acres and give a huge community feast. I will cook and hire some of the best caterers around and there will be gifts for children, homeless people and those who stop by. I have a few weeks but I dreamed it this morning and it is going down.”
Love and heat filtered through Malcolm at his wife’s words. She was so damn loving, which is why she was so loved.
“There are two shelters for homeless and another for women and I will tell the staff at all those to get the word out. That is about nine hundred people at any given time. I will make sure there are three times as many gifts as that and food. We can certainly afford that and more. There will be tents and bounce houses and all kinds of stuff.”
He could hear the excitement in her voice and the catch. He was unable to say anything himself. It was a wonderful idea and they could afford that and more. He simply pulled her closer, hugging her tighter.

 

Review: 

Christmas is a time for giving more than you receive. Cinnamon Black dreamed of doing something wonderful for the disenfranchised of Center City and with the help of her husband Malcolm and all her friends, she turns an old property into an elegant and festive event. Not only is this book full of holiday spirit but it brings along a dose of drama and passionate connections. I enjoyed catching back up with the residents of Center City. A couple minor errors but a good short read to heighten the holiday spirit.

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♥♥What I’ve been reading this week♥♥

“There are worse crimes than burning books.  One of them is not reading them.”  

~Ray Bradbury


 

The Terrifying Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

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The melancholy, brilliance, passionate lyricism and torment of Edgar Allen Poe are all well represented in this collection. Here, in one volume, are his masterpieces of mystery, terror, humor, and adventure, including stories such as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Pit and the Pendulum, to name just a few, that defined American romanticism and secured Poe as one of the most enduring literary voices of the nineteenth century.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Burying the Bitter by Tonya Rice  

419tGb-nU+L._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Eveline’s heading back to Richmond for her uncle’s funeral.

It’s a service she’d prefer to miss.

Uncle Neville was not the kind, old uncle the rest of the public deemed him to be and remembering his life is not what she wants to do. During the service she’s counting down the minutes for her flight back home in Atlanta. Only when she spots a familiar face from her past, she reconsiders going back so soon. Dodge Mallory. The one every girl in high school wanted, including Eveline. One embarrassing afternoon with him changed her life.Did he remember her? Did she really want him to? During one short trip… Eveline is forced to face all of her demons at once. Past and present.  Burying the Bitter introduces Josi’s Boutique, the featured setting of The Boutique Series.

 

 


 

Holiday Hotel: A sexy short story series by Barbara Joe Williams

51Jvl1G27SL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Janna and Waverly Jones have been married for fifteen years. When they set out on a holiday trip from Tallahassee, Florida, to Savannah, Georgia, an unexpected overnight stay at a hotel turns into a sexy scene on Christmas Eve. Will hotel sex be the best sex they’ve ever had or not?

Holiday Hotel 2: A Valentine’s Day story. Janna and Waverly Jones are at it again. They are planning a romantic night at a luxury hotel on Valentine’s Day. Will hotel sex be the best sex they’ve ever had or not?

Holiday Hotel 3:  Janna and Waverly Jones are ready to celebrate their sixteenth wedding anniversary at a local hotel. When work interrupts their sexy plans, will there be Fourth of July fireworks or not?

 

 

 


 

Restricted by Piper 

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My sexual appetite is vast. Although I consider myself to be an independent woman, perfectly capable of taking care of myself, every now and then I like it just a little rough…but it has to be with the right man. Step into my playground and see just what I mean.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


The Felix Women Finale?: The Felix Women Book VII by Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Felina was almost nine months pregnant which was unprecedented for twins and her doctor was going to induce. She lay on the bed, holding onto Scott’s hand. He was jittery and beside himself with nervousness.
“Are you okay?” He whispered.
“I am good. In a matter of hours, we are going to be parents of two babies, Phoenix and Phe. Can you believe it? I am going to be mommy to two little Bradshaws.”
“I can believe it. You are going to be the best mommy in the world.” Leaning over, he kissed her gently, his heart swollen with love.
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Arabella and Juan had been married almost four months and three of those months had been spent traveling. They were now enroute home because Scott sent Arabella a message, telling her they were inducing labor. Since they were in Scott’s home of Puerto Rico, the flight was a short one. Juan watched the pulse jump near his wife’s throat. He knew she was excited and tense.
“Bella, we will get there in time. Those babies are waiting for you.” Turning to him, she smiled a bit.
“I guess it shows. I wasn’t thinking I should have been home; she is eight and a half months pregnant with twins. She could have gone into labor anytime.” Taking her hand, he squeezed it.
“Have faith Bella… we will be there.” Relaxing a bit, she laid her head on his shoulder as the plane took off. Arabella Felix was going to be a grandmother and she could not be more pleased.
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Walking up behind Charnetta, Jeffrey wrapped his arms around her. He asked her to marry him the same month he became mayor and she told him she needed a few months. It had been four and he was ready for an answer.
“I know you are ready to be married Jeffrey, it isn’t good for the new mayor to be unmarried…”
Turning her to face him, he kissed her briefly before responding.
“Baby, this has nothing to do with being mayor; this is about wanting to marry the woman I love. I was voted in as a single man.”
Charnetta smiled but her heart was filled with some trepidation. She was in her early forties and had never been married. Her son was grown and successful and she was used to coming and going as she chose but she was in love with Jeffrey. She knew it was time to make a leap of love and faith or move on….
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I feel trapped. Alfred thought as he watched Ramiko sleep. She was six months pregnant with his child, a child she had poked holes in his condoms to get. She was almost the same age as his mother and though he cared about her, he wasn’t in love with her. He wanted to be but wasn’t. For the past four months, he had done all he could to be that guy but he wasn’t. The irony was, he wanted to be a father now that he was used to the idea, but a husband… What the hell was he going to do?


Killer Genius by Steven Van Patten

41lHgQ8L6dL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Imagine if you lived in a world where you couldn’t be racist, sexist, an uneducated bully or even a career criminal without being killed. That’s at least part of the vision of The Killer Genius, the most elusive serial killer in human history. Her methods are diverse and her knowledge is unfathomable. Sometimes she kills up close, other times she can be miles away. No matter how she decides to kill, one thing is clear – if you’re chosen, you’re as good as gone.

Will the one cop she deems a worthy adversary be able to stop her, or will she tear New York and the world at large apart to achieve her version of a New World Order?

 

 

 

 

 


The Audubon Park Murder by Brian W. Smith 

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A beautiful college student is killed in Audubon Park – just a few feet away from St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. There were no witnesses. The case is handed to newly minted detective, Elizabeth Silverman. It isn’t long before Elizabeth realizes there are multiple people who had an incentive to murder the young woman. Elizabeth is in over her head on this one, but she has a secret weapon – legendary detective Donald “Sleepy” Carter. But, there is one catch, everyone at the New Orleans Police Department believes Sleepy Carter is dead – and that’s exactly the way Elizabeth and Sleepy like it.

All available on Kindle

Tangled Secrets bound in time.

Women Most Wanted by 

Elissa Gabrielle & Angelia Vernon Menchan 

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Arba Vermont and Ashanti Samuel are inseparable best friends, closer than sisters. Arba is a high profile attorney and Ashanti an up and coming local politician. They are also beautiful and most wanted, for most things good. They have an association serving young women and the sky seems to be the limit but things are not always as they seem.

There are secrets unknown to the women that could threaten everything they have worked so hard for. In many ways, it could be life threatening. The past is dying to become the present and players with differing agendas lurk. Will the women with it all be able to bond and overcome the forces that want to divide and conquer? And what about love? Is that even an option for women with seemingly no need for more?

 

A secret is a kind of promise…. It can also be a prison.

Senator Abram Harmon is a man of many layers and secrets.  Now on his pending death bed, Harmon is preparing to right the wrongs he created.

Arba Vermont and Ashanti Samuels have been best friends, almost like sisters since freshman year of college.  Now business partners in Asharba’s; a youth center for girls, the two are about to become immersed in a web of deceit that threatens to shake their foundation and even their lives.

What makes compelling drama?  Memorable characters ✔, a moving plot ✔, spicy twist ✔, suasive narration  ✔.  Mix those all together with a dash of romance and suspense and you’ve brought to life a compelling drama.  Women Most Wanted combines the talents of two different women who’ve seamlessly write with a dramatic flair and home-style charm.  With all of the drama, suspense, romance and thrill the authors still manage to leave a lesson in a way that hits you once you’ve finished.

Gabrielle and Vernon-Menchan have penned a fast-paced, suspense filled drama filled with secrets, lies but more than anything love, family and resilience.

5 Stars

 

Get the book:

Women Most Wanted

  • File Size: 430 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Peace In The Storm and Honorable Menchan Media (September 10, 2015)
  • Publication Date: September 10, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B013XHSQ2U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

 

 

Withstanding the test…

For the Love of… Love’s Culture 4 by Angelia V Menchan

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SYNOPSIS:

Two months in Italy had been a boon to Dona’s career and her relationship with Fernando but she wasn’t sold on marriage. He proposed in Italy but she told him she needed more time. Marriage scared her. She had never seen or experienced a good one up close and personal. Deep Denton, her producer seemed to have a great marriage but he came from that and no marriage she ever saw seemed as good as the one with Mahad Basari and his wife Sadia but they were for all intents, newlyweds. She wanted and needed more than the past six months, she felt compelled to know Fernando beyond the goodness. Being alone in Italy with music playing and room service could fool a sister.

Fernando understood Dona’s hesitancy and wasn’t sure about his own urgency. It was as if he needed to marry her as quickly as possible to insure she was his. He also wondered if his past as gigolo, for lack of a better word was part of the problem; the week before they left Italy there had been an occurrence.

“Fernando.” The soft cultured voice called out.  Turning to face the beautiful and older Italian woman, Fernando tried to keep his face neutral. Dona stood by his side, with his arm draped around her waist.

“Hello, Maria, it has been years.”

“It has. I tried getting in touch with you for a long time but your numbers changed. I hear you are now quite the successful entertainer but you were always good at entertaining.” She simpered. Fernando felt Dona tense slightly.

“Yes, music is now my sole career. This is my woman, Dona. Dona this is Maria Fortelli, an old friend.”Maria’s face froze at the word old but she quickly recovered. Finally, she acknowledged Dona.

“You are a very fortunate woman. He comes with great references.” She said as she strode away, elegantly.

Dona turned back to the festivities and never addressed the meeting but Fernando felt her energy. He needed her to understand that was who he once was.

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Mahad couldn’t get enough of Sadia’s belly. She was huge and he loved on her all the time, focusing on their baby. She was allowing Abia and Nelson and a couple others to run the Bookshop and she was home most days, taking it easy in the last weeks of her pregnancy. He could work from anywhere and was home with her as much as she allowed.

Moans escaped Sadia as Mahad rubbed pure, organic coconut oil on her naked belly. They were on the veranda and she was only wearing panties. Her breasts and belly were fully bloomed. Mahad’s eyes feasted on her beauty.

“Stop that or you are going to make me…” He said.

“You should. I know I am big but we can work this out.” She murmured. She didn’t have to say another word. He maneuvered her so he could have full access.

REVIEW:

I never I would love just one woman, I never knew but I am glad I took the chance because all I now am and do is for Her Love…

The thing about reading a series is most times it becomes repetitive.  There’s only so much you can say about the two main characters.  However that’s not the case with this author and series.  In this installment, we follow Dona and the sexy sensation Fernando explore their new relationship.  Still inside the multicultural theme, Dona an African American woman and Fernando a Puerto Rican man explore love with a past.  Can they not only survive the cultural difference but also their past indiscretions?    This author pulls you in with strong Alpha Males and strong, yet feminine women.  Most of the men of this series all seem to know what they want and  will stop at nothing to get the women they want.  Maggie Mae and Reggie struggle with their relationship and finding a good medium where they both exist in love and life.  Maggie Mae’s new found wealth and freedom are somewhat of a hinderance to her now as she continues to live in the past and present.  Will Reggie stick around while she finds herself?  And will their love stand the test of time?

This series explores the depths of love and the trials that follow.  Each set explores the main characters and also dives deeper into the secondary characters giving them life and their own stories to tell.  I’ve not been much of a fan of BWWM interracial romance, as they don’t connect with me as a reader.  I don’t know any Billionaires and the women are usually too passive for my taste.  However this series has given me a new perspective on interracial romance because there are many types of interracial love to explore.

5 Stars

Grab your copy on Kindle.  For the Love of… :Love’s Culture 4

Learning to Love again…

Love’s Culture 3: Love, Family, Culture by Angelia V Menchan

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SYNOPSIS:

Multicultural and Interracial Romantic Fiction.

  Sadia felt heavy in a most pleasant way. She and Mahad had been married three months and most mornings she woke to him making love to her and that day was no exception. Turning, on her side she saw Mahad staring at her with love filled eyes.
“Hey, what are you looking at?” She murmured.
“My wife and the mother of my baby… you are pregnant.” He said as he placed his hand on her naked belly.
His words permeated her and she realized she had to be. She had only had one period since the marriage and that was over two months ago. Laughter filled her belly and bubbled forth from her throat. The sound of her joyful laughter made him grin.
“I guess you are happy?”
“Are you kidding? I am thrilled, married to you and probably pregnant with our baby, how could I not be.”
Pushing her down, he covered her mouth with his, kissing her with fervent passion. She returned his passion, kiss for kiss, feeling the heaviness inside her grow and blossom into red hot pleasure.
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Abia sat on the plane choked with fear. She bought a ticket and was now on her way to America. Azir had become even more impossible since her and Mahad’s father died and Mahad left him in charge of the family holdings. What he had not realized is Mahad had given her an account of her own. A few days earlier, he discovered it and demanded she turn it over to him or leave. She prayed long and hard and decided to leave. Leaving her children was the most painful decision she ever made but she prayed Mahad would be able to assist with that. She wanted more and better.
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Dona enjoyed her new role as chanteuse at the nightclub and she also enjoyed Harry, her lover and benefactor but there was a yearning inside her for what she saw all around her, a lover who loved her and who she loved. But she knew she wouldn’t be able to keep what Harry offered if she didn’t keep Harry.

REVIEW: 

The Book Cup, Sadia’s bookstore is doing really well.  She’s added musical features to showcase local talent.  In this installment, Dona is the focus.  After some failings and some triumphs, Dona  is transforming into the woman she hopes to be.  The cultural differences of the main and secondary characters still hold true.  It gives a slight insight into what it could be like dating someone of another culture.  The only exception is Maggie Mae and Reggie’s relationship.  Maggie Mae is finally able to stand on her own, but will she remain with the man whose stood beside her when she had nothing.  Their relationship goes through the test in this series.  And although we know Love can trump Culture, we are left wondering can Love trump Money?  

5 Stars

Continue reading this series Love’s Culture 3

Continuing to Conquer

Love Trumps Culture: Love’s Culture 2 by Angelia V. Menchan 

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SYNOPSIS: 

Mahad Basari wanted nothing more than to marry Sadia Lemore. They had been dating for several months and they had been intense months. He didn’t feel it was possible for him to love her any more. The fact that his father did not approve and refused to speak to him until he broke up with her was of no consequence; he wanted, needed and would have Sadia as his wife. Also the new interlopers on the scene have their agendas but they are powerless in the face of his love.

Sadia had never loved anyone more than she did Mahad and he treated her the way she had always dreamed of being treated but the lack of acceptance of her by his father was still a concern. She was very close to her mother and father and could not imagine not having them as part of her life or having their blessings, but giving Mahad up was not an option.
Her prayer was that LOVE really could Trump Culture!

REVIEW:

The question still floats on air….”Can Love truly Trump Culture?”  If you’re Mahad Basari and Sadia Lemore, it most certainly can.  In this installment, we see a different side to Sadia’s mother, Lynn.  At first she comes off as a bit jealous and non supportive of her daughter.  But at a deeper look, she’s quite protective of her and will speak her mind on the obstacles that threaten her daughter’s happiness.  The new characters introduced in this installment add another bit of flavor.  What truly makes love triumph is Sadia’s dedication to the relationship.  When Mahad’s father appears out of the blue, Sadia not only impresses him but her actions pulls at Mahad’s heartstrings.  Giving 100% to the relationship is what makes Love Trump Culture.

4 Stars

Get your copy on kindle Love Trumps Culture

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