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🎭 Be the guardian of craft, shock value only last so long! 👀

📚  What That Mouth Do?  📚

TITLE: What That Mouth DO?
AUTHOR:  Eros
PUBLISHER:  King Publishing Group
SERIES: No
RATING: ☕️☕️☕️☕️ Crapulent Tryst

Purchase book:  http://amzn.to/1Ttc2v0

51iTnhGn85L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_A girl-cation in Miami is all they really wanted; some honest fun, enjoying the blue skies and sunshine on the beach. But what they found was so much more. They never considered the nightlife, with the high rollers, big ballers and sexy men with their good looking bodies.

So, was Miami really the right place for the three best friends to go on a girl-cation when they were dealing with so many personal issues?

Roxy was in the middle of a rocky relationship; Karen has a drinking problem; and Tay is a hoe, not just any kind of hoe, but a lay on her back, get on all fours, however, you want it kind of hoe if the price is right.

What That Mouth Do? Is an erotic roller coaster of a read!

 


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REVIEW:

Before I tell you how I feel about this book, let’s first talk about the cover and title.  I posted the book on social media and immediately got inboxes, text, and emails about it.  The title is very suggestive and a phrase that men use when trying to pick up a woman.  I personally find it a bit offensive, for a stranger to ask me something like that and quite often delete them from my social media.  Shock value has pros and cons.  The same way it can attract certain readers, it also turns other potential readers away.  Books are judged by their covers while some may think this cover is good, maybe even great most will turn it away. When you are publishing your book and designing your covers, think about the main target audience.  Would they like to be seen reading your book in public?  Does it have mass market appeal?  My two cents: Be wise in your choice, it could mean more or fewer dollars in your bank!

 

Girl-cation: A vacation with our girls, whether from college, work or anywhere we’ve made a connection. No husbands, boyfriends, or children allowed. Our right to walk away for a few days and just be!

Tay, Roxy, and Karen all decided it was time for a girl-cation and Miami was the place to be!  Tay, the single and loving it chick spent her days partying and looking for the next cum-up.  Roxy is stuck in a three-year relationship warp with Marcus. She doubts it’s going anywhere.  After a blow up with her man sends her on girl-cation with teaching him a lesson in mind.  Karen is happily married to Keith, who’s not feeling the whole trip, especially with Tay.

These ladies must’ve forgotten that only what happens in VEGAS stays in VEGAS.  Miami is another world and what happens there could wind up front page news.

There’s much more that could be said about this book, but it would give away too much.  So I’ll wrap up this review by saying; if the author chose to retitle and recover this novella he could reach a higher audience.  This is a story that’s urban, yes but it’s also contemporary and dramatic.  While there are very sexual scenes it’s not an overly erotic book.  I can only recommend it to people who are willing to look past the current cover and see the world trapped between it.

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⚾️ Don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you do❣️

📚  Hittin’ it out the park 📚

TITLE:  Hittin’ it out the Park
AUTHOR:  Allison Hobbs & Karen E. Quinones Miller 
PUBLISHER: Zane Presents
SERIES: ?
RATING: ☕️☕️☕️☕️ Scandalous 

51BIphyo8QL._SX320_BO1,204,203,200_Secrets abound in this scintillating, drama-fuelled novel about a love triangle between a multi-millionaire baseball star, his wife, and the groupie who’s trying to ruin their marriage—if a long-held secret doesn’t destroy it first.

Cheryl Blanton is married to a superstar baseball player who has won three Gold Gloves and recently signed a $120 million, five-year contract with the New York Yankees. He’s wealthy and handsome, and all the groupies are after him, but Cheryl is gorgeous and her sex game has her man on lock. There’s just one little secret she’s been keeping from him: her husband doesn’t realize that she’s nine years his senior. And so far Cheryl’s had no problem hiding her age—her husband only has eyes for her. That is, until twenty-one-year-old Sexy Sanchez comes on the scene.

Sexy blatantly goes after Cheryl’s man, and a series of catfights ensue between them. Cheryl realizes she’s in the battle of her life to keep her man and plots to get rid of her nemesis. But when she hires a private investigator to dig up some dirt on Sexy, she discovers that getting rid of her rival might not be easy, and could also reveal some devastating secrets she’d rather keep to herself…


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Whew…whew! Where do I begin!! This book starts out with the woman-child Cheryl Blanton.  Struggling with an addicted Mother, Cheryl is forced to do what she has to do in order to survive.  Her struggle leads her to a man that changes her life…

Randall Alston is a young country boy hoping to make it into the big leagues of Baseball.  After being invited to a major party by one of the New York Yankee’s scouts, Randy first encounters Cheryl.  Seeing him beyond the bad hair, pimply face and extreme southern drawl, Cheryl isn’t  initially attracted to Randy.  However after a night of unbridled passion, Randy is smitten and Cheryl isn’t that far behind.

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Life for Randy quickly changes after signing a major contract to play for the New York Yankees… (Who knew baseball was so exciting!)  The duo marries and quickly become the IT couple of major baseball.  

Sexy Sanchez is living her life like it’s golden…well at least in her mind it is.  Sexy moves to the beat of her own drum.  Her goal, to seduce and take other women’s men.  There’s no man that won’t succumb to her feminine wiles.  She uses exactly what she has to get what she wants, and right now she wants Randy Alston.

As this book plays out, the drama and scandal that unfold will leave you breathless.  These women are not into playing fair, they are only playing for keeps.  Just like the game of baseball, though, after three strikes…your OUT!  The question is who’s gonna be on the outs?   Sexy or Cheryl?   Although I really enjoyed this book and recommend it, the ending left too many open ends.  I hope there is a sequel to follow soon.

💞 People fall in love in mysterious ways ❣️

📚 Joy & Pain: Latter Rain Series 3 📚

TITLE:  Joy & Pain
AUTHOR:  Adrienne Thompson
PUBLISHER: Pink Cashmere Publishing
SERIES: Yes Latter Rain Series
RATING: ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ Enchanting 
Grab your copy of book 3 in the Latter Rain Series Joy and Pain

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Hyacinth Manor matriarch, Rosa Stark, is known for her wisdom and guidance when it comes to matters of the heart. That is, until the matters concern to her own heart. When she stumbles upon the man who could be her soul mate, will she look past preconceived notions and give love a chance?9592_1138290162868331_6404505175498167078_n


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Being  62 and never married is getting the best of Rosa Starks, owner of Hyacinth Manor.  After being privy to the magical love that occurs at the manor and specifically Room Ten, Rosa starts to doubt she’ll ever find her soul mate…the love of her life. Yet even in her moments of doubt, higher powers are working things out in her favor.

When life suddenly takes a drastic turn and Rosa ends up in the hospital, Rosa acquiesced to come to terms with certain factors of her life.  After her release, Man takes her home and the Love knocks him right upside the head…

Suddenly smitten with the last remaining single employee of the Manor, Freeman’s happiness also catapults Rosa into fulfilling her desire to find a descendant of Essie and Richard Jardel.  However, the old saying goes…be careful what you look for.

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…You just might find it, wrapped in an unexpected package.  Rosa discovers more about herself as this story progresses.  She definitely learned that even at 62 love can find you.

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I’ve enjoyed each book of the Latter Rain series.  Joy and Pain took on a twist I wasn’t expecting and neither was Rosa!  Feel good stories like these make you realize that love isn’t contained to one certain idea about when it can or will occur.

🗿 Circumstances don’t make you what you are, they reveal who you are chosen to be! 👊

📚 First Kill Wonder 📚

 

TITLE: First Kill Wonder
AUTHOR:  R. Jerome Brooks
PUBLISHER: Prodigy Gold Books
SERIES:  Yes
RATING: ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ Dramatically Captivating 

Pre-order today for the release on 6/16/16 First Kill Wonder

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.


518pkKy+ByL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Naim Butler, a rainmaker, has perfected the art of sentencing mitigation, as a partner with Manhattan power-firm, Baker and Keefe. He’s the kind of captivating and accomplished man that therapists vent too. His bachelorhood is turned upside down when an old flame, Sinia Love, drops a seventeen-year-old son into his lap forcing him to balance this revelation and his budding romance with Brandy Scott. Professionally, Naim’s assigned to prove a man’s innocence of murder is filthy work itself, but catastrophic when an envious lover of Sinia Love’s sets out to kill him while hiding amongst the glitterati of Manhattan’s upper crust.

First Kill Wonder is the author’s seventh novel, but the first under this pen name.

 

 


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Does the path you’re meant to travel stop when a bad decision is made?  Or are like the Phoenix, formed in the fire and destined for greatness, once consumed.  For Naim Butler, he was most definitely formed in the pits of fire.  From dire circumstances, Butler’s life choices were a product of his environment.  However, that wasn’t the end for him, one could call it; just a prelude.  After turning his life around, Butler became the first non-practicing partner at the law offices of Barker and Keefe, a prestigious law firm in Manhattan.  Life for Naim Butler was exceptional…

A fury of events including finding out about his now seventeen-year-old son, Marco and the chance meeting of Brandy Scott sets a change of pace for Butler.  And once again, just like a Phoenix he rises to the occasion and is determined to be the kind of father He wished was a part of his life.

Great books are formed by details they present.  It’s all in the details, and Brooks made sure not to leave them out.  Combining his love of a mystery with a hint romance, Brooks is definitely one to watch.   This introduction to Naim Butler is one I didn’t want to end right away.  The flow and pace were steady enough to keep the reading experience engaging while pulling you deeper into the world of Butler.  I am looking forward to seeing where this series will go.  Five Stars

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⚔ This is no fantasy, the WAR is REAL 🙏

📚  Suicide Watch by Janell 📚

TITLE: Suicide Watch
AUTHOR:  Janell
PUBLISHER: Divine Garden Press
SERIES: NO
RATING:  ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ Compelling 

12418839_951675741580985_4086532033802960356_oWhat you don’t know can kill you. A wave of suicidal behavior has gripped the nation with no concern for race, gender, or age. Many think it’s just a trend, but inspirational singer Candace Tremont knows better. Since witnessing the suicide of her husband five years prior, she’s committed her life to fighting the spirit of depression. Unfortunately, suicidal thoughts and dreams also plague her mind, making the war more personal than anyone around her realizes. Unfulfilled with periodic and low-paying gigs, Candace yearns for an opportunity to touch more lives. Her prayers are answered—or so it seems—when she is offered a temporary job at Ontario Correctional Facility, performing for suicidal female inmates. A surge of self-harming behaviors has put the facility at risk for shut down, and Candace’s music might be the staff’s final hope of keeping their jobs. In addition to a substantial fee, Candace is given the assistance of the handsome Julius Barnes, one of the prison’s psychologists who believes her music can help reduce the lethal behaviors of the incarcerated population. However, Apollius, a fallen angel committed to destruction, has other ideas for the inmates, and won’t give up his control over these women so easily. A supernatural battle of epic proportions has ignited in Upstate New York, and the consequences could be fatal. Are Candace’s songs of faith powerful enough to save the lives of the inmates and keep the facility from closing down indefinitely? Or will her interference with Apollius’ plan make her the next target?


REVIEW:

Following the death of her husband, Candace Tremont felt her life was in shambles.  Knowing she’d never lived to her full potential during her marriage, Candace finds new purpose after death.  Julius Barnes can’t believe that Letizia is gone, by suicide no less.  At the funeral of his childhood friend and celebrity, Julius lays eyes on Candace whom he hasn’t seen in years.  After hearing her singing the most tranquil, spirit lifting words he’s ever heard, Julius feels a peace beyond understanding.

Either through sheer coincidence or divine interaction that their paths crossed Candace and Julius lives both changes after that chance meeting.  Back at OCF, Julius’ job as Psychologist is on shaky ground after the double suicide of two inmates within the same hour.  Feeling as his back is against the wall, Julius urges his supervisor to take on a daring and drastic therapeutic session for group therapy.

Dark forces are working hard to destroy the lives of inmates at OCF, will their plan succeed and successful close the doors to the facility?  Apollius’ is confident in his conniving and views his imminent success as the gateway to greater deeds in the underworld.

 

It is my whole hearted opinion that the main goal of any author is to have their work reach out and touch the reader in profound ways.  Although this is a fictional novel, the depths of the words and meaning goes far beyond mere fiction.  This author has undertaken a subject matter that affects millions of people daily.  Depression is a common but serious mood disorder.  Combining spirituality and music therapy to combat the stronghold of depression brings this fictional piece to reality.   This book evokes robust reactions at various times while holding the you captive with each passionate stroke of her pen.

While I highly recommend this book, I must include this disclaimer:  this book is highly suggestive.  The language while not vulgar nor overbearing with Christianity does deal with the spiritual warfare of souls. Most all religions believe in the forces of good and evil and that spirits can dwell in beings and words.

If you are dealing with depression, there is HELP.  You don’t have to go through it alone. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

💟 To love and be loved in return is everything❣️ 💞

📚 Bonded with Ezra 📚

TITLE: Bonded with Ezra
AUTHOR:  Love Belvin
PUBLISHER: MKT Publishing
SERIES:  Yes
RATING: ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ Ferocious 

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He devised a specific road map of how they’d carry out their covenant—without input from her. She determined she needed to chart a new course in order to stay true to herself.

Perhaps Ezra has been wrong about his gift from above. Maybe Lex has bitten off more than she can chew. At this fork in the road will they continue their detour, or will they find middle ground and a covenant that keeps them bonded for life?

Disclaimer: This series is for mature audiences ONLY. There are three installments to the “Love Unaccounted” series. This installment is a full-length novel that contains profanity, erotica, acts of bondage, domination, and violence. If you do not like dark, racy romance between your pages this book is not for you.

 


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REVIEW:

What is Love?  Love is a variety of complex feelings, states, and emotions that range from interpersonal affection to pleasure. It can relate to a sensation of a strong attraction and personal attachment. Love is an interchangeable word, capable of being used as a noun or verb.

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Lex and Ezra are back, but not quite.  When we left off in book two, Lex’s personal demons had come back to life from the past like a Mack truck barreling down the center of her life.  What ensued afterward, shattered the standing covenant she had with Ezra. Fast forward, Book 3, starts off with the feral Ezra storming into his therapist office.

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In this book, we meet Ezra the man, outside of all the roles he plays.  This book opens the doorway to the man that has shielded himself away from the one thing that could carry him when he needs it the most.  Ezra has to come to term with those things.  His life is so compartmentalized that he doesn’t realize until it’s nearly too late that he cannot close off his heart from his most prized possession…  prince stroke chin

Speaking of possession, the Beast, claims Lex, devours Lex, can’t get enough of Lex…but Let’s be frank, can we be frank…Lex needs more.  Leaving Ezra is one of the hardest things, Harlem World has ever done.  Truly she’s at a crossroads, not only for herself but for those who depend on her and her well being.  Lex more than anything needs to see and feel the covenant between her and Ezra.  Will her wish be granted, her desires filled?

It’s no secret anymore, that although I loved the first book I hated the ending.  I was livid after falling for the duo and then for it to end the way it did, but I digress.  The author came back with ferocity in the following book and all was forgiven.  This book took you to the brink of delirium, tossed you with moments of despondency, engulfed you with vibrant exuberance, and wrapped it all up in love.  The evolution of a man. Ezra is now fully that MAN!!! I highly recommend this series!

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R.I.P. Prince

💔 You were very happy before, you’ll be happy after…eventually. ❣️

📚 After You by JoJo Moyes 📚

 

TITLE:  After You
AUTHOR:  JoJo Moyes
PUBLISHER: Pamela Dorman Books
SERIES:  Yes
RATING: ☕️☕️☕️☕️ Sentimental with a twist

“We all lose what we love at some point, but in her poignant, funny way, Moyes reminds us that even if it’s not always happy, there is an ever after.” —Miami Herald

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How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?

Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.

Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future. . . .

For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await.


 

REVIEW:

How do you follow-up Me Before You, the impassioned story about Louisa Clark, the quirky caregiver and her quadriplegic patient, Will Traynor?  Many were left emotionally drained and unable to function for a day or two afterward.   What type of comeback could possibly follow the love Louisa experienced when she fell for Will Traynor?  Impossible right?

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Fueled with just as much emotion as Me Before You, After You takes you on a journey into the life of Louisa Clark, her family, the Traynors and a host of others that cross paths with the kooky Louisa. But life after death is never the same, and this is no different.  Louisa tries to go on living after Will, she travels to Paris, attempts to do all the things she promised.  Eventually, she moves to London, buys a flat and exists.  Her life isn’t the same, it’s been forever changed by Will Traynor.  She’s not the person she used to be before him and she’s not the person she was after falling for him.  She’s lost and searching for herself and her Happily Ever After.

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What happens after you are gone, do you love ones move on with life, rejuvenate and live blissfully only reminiscing on the good times and memories.  Moyes weaves in the intricate parts of the after in the Traynor family.  Life does move on but not without the bumps and bruises of those you’ve lost still present.

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Living life doesn’t always follow a plan and for Louisa, that plan has never been mapped out.  Her non-existent life, after Will suddenly takes a strange turn of events that I didn’t see coming. With this turn of events, not only is her life affected but also the lives of those around her.  Will she choose the right path to her happily ever after, or does that even exist?

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Unexpected plot twist gives this book a different emotional feel.  It’s not Me Before You.  Within this story, Moyes expands her writing style and gives her best effort to reveal life after death. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to others.  If you haven’t read Me Before You, be sure to check it out before the movie hits theaters this summer.

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