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🎅🏼 On the first day of Christmas…🎅🏼

📚 Five Golden Rings by K.L. Brady 📚 
TITLE: Five Golden Rings
AUTHOR: K.L. Brady
PUBLISHER: LadyLit Press
SERIES: NO
RATING: ☕️☕️☕️☕️

BUY THE BOOK: http://amzn.to/2gGlVJn

 

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Kristy fell out of love with Christmas in D.C. when her father died three years ago. But this Christmas is different now that she’s engaged to Zach. She’s ready to embrace the spirit of the season again, at least until she catches Zach with another woman on her way to the National Tree Lighting. She confronts him and runs out of her nightmare, but arrives at Presidential Park just in time to trip over a dream…

A.J. Dawson is back home in D.C. after a whirlwind global music tour. All he wants is to celebrate a quiet, traditional D.C. Christmas with his socialite almost-fiancée, Sabrina, but she’s got different ideas—A.J. serving at her beck-and-call, hanging on her arm at high-class parties, while ignoring his every wish, except one. Fed up, he’s determined to enjoy the season his way and makes his way to the National Tree Lighting, a moment too late to get in before the gates closed, but just in time to fall for the right girl…

When they are unexpectedly parted with only each other’s first name, can a Missed Connection ad and a little Christmas magic bring them back together?

Two lonely strangers. One unforgettable date. Five golden rings.


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One the first day of Christmas my true love gave to meeee….

For Kristie, Christmas has always been a special time of the year, up until three years ago.  However this year Kristie tells herself it’ll be different.  With her fiance by her side, she hopes that this year’s Christmas will be one to remember.

But in one failed swoop, all her dreams of Christmas joy come crashing down.  Will Kristie find her ever after or is all lost?

 

Mega superstar A.J. Dawson is tired of the spotlight, spending time with his fiance all he wants is a traditional Christmas.  However getting engaged to his socialite girlfriend, Sabrina turns out to a disaster waiting to happen.  Finally giving up all hope, A.J. sets off to the National tree lighting alone.

Do Christmas miracles still happen?  Will two Chrismas traditionalist find their ever after?  Five Golden Rings give the true essence and love of the holiday season.  I found this story engaging and joyful.  K.L. Brady made characters you’d fall in love with, root for and some you’d even wish would drop dead.  Overall I give this book 4 stars.

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🏈 Touchdown…when love leaves the friend zone and lands in the end zone❣️

📚  Her Perfect Catch 📚
TITLE: Her Perfect Catch 
AUTHOR: K.L. Brady
PUBLISHER: Lady Lit Press
SERIES: Yes (The Playmaker Series) 
RATING: ☕️☕️☕️☕️ Adorable Romance 
BUY THE BOOK: http://amzn.to/29GfcyS

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A CATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

Sometimes love is in your grasp and all you need to do is hold on…

Nerdy, struggling sports writer Melanie Vincent needs a miracle when her dream of running a nationally recognized blog hits a snag due to low readership. After Mel is gifted a pair of Super Bowl tickets for years of faithful dog sitting, she has a chance encounter with her favorite football player, star wide receiver Jet Jamison. Their fateful meeting leads to the inside scoop on the biggest story of her career…and just maybe the love of a lifetime.

 


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REVIEW:

Love is right before you…if you just open your eyes.

Melanie Vincent is the hidden face behind the struggling sports blog, The Vin Report.  Her best friend Dylan agrees to be the face of Mel Vin.  With everything invested in the Vin Report, Melanie is afraid she won’t last past the next few months.  As her birthday approaches, her friend gives her tickets to see her favorite sports team in the playoffs.  Attending with Dylan, Melanie misses the perfect catch, thrown by C.J., Jet Jamison’s brother and it knocks her out.

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Meeting Jet Jamison, Melanie doesn’t reveal who she really is, leading Jet to believe her name is Dylan.  Insert trouble here.   Football’s bad boy Jet Jamison, really needs to turn his image around.  And after his first date with Mel as Dylan, he believes he’s found the perfect mix of a woman.  She has it all, brains and beauty.

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Her Perfect Catch is a perfect mix of clean romance and comedy with a dose of drama.  I enjoyed the beginning of this series and look forward to seeing where the game takes Mel, Dylan and Jet in the future.

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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

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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.

💞 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


Rosa…Rosa…Rosa!

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.

💐 Every night the sun sets, only to rise again in the morning. 💞

📚 Latter Rain Series: No Pain, No Gain 📚

TITLE: No Pain, No Gain 
AUTHOR:  Adrienne Thompson
PUBLISHER: Pink Cashmere Publishing
SERIES: YES
RATING: ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ Enchanting 

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Rochelle Warrior is tired of living the life of a single mother and soon hatches a plan to solve her problem. But will love find its way into the equation?


 

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REVIEW: 

Welcome to Hyacinth Manor, where reservations are invitation only….

The gang is back Ms. Rosa, Dee-Dee, Ms. Dorcas and Rochelle.  This time, Room Ten weaves it magic on one of its own.  Rochelle has been a single mother for 15 years, and her love life has been empty nearly as long. Recently her dreams and memories have taken the lead in her life.  She’s remembering things she wants to forget.  After unknowingly ending up in Room Ten one night, Rochelle decides to embrace the fact that love is what she needs and she silently prays that Room Ten works it’s magic on her.

Before Rochelle can focus too much on her love life or lack thereof; she has to get her son Justin back under control.  Raising a son is tough for any woman but raising him alone is much worse.  After being called to the principal’s office to deal with yet another incident with Justin, Rochelle reconnects with a former boyfriend, Principal Vance Washington.  Seeing Vance again, makes Rochelle think that just maybe he’s the answer to her dreams.  Loneliness can drive you into the arms of not actually meant for you.

Dealing with Justin’s issues are deeper than Rochelle ever imagined.  Suddenly she’s thrust back into the life of the man she never wanted to see again or did she?

This is the second book in the Latter Rain series by the author.  Once again the author tackles issues not often dealt with in fiction.  Single parents often take on more burdens than they should in an effort to make sure their child has everything that they need.  I’ve enjoyed each book so far, and each book could be read alone.  There are many more things I’d like to say but you’ll have to grab a copy instead.  I’m definitely looking forward to reading book three of the trilogy.

 

 

 

 

 

💞Love isn’t something you find, Love is something that finds you 💖

📚 After the Pain 📚

 

TITLE:  After the Pain: Latter Rain Series book 1
AUTHOR:  Adrienne Thompson
PUBLISHER:  Pink Cashmere Publishing, LLC
SERIES: YES 
RATING:  ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ Captivating 

 

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Barely grasping on to her sanity due to past trauma and unhappiness, LaVonda Ingram leaves her home in search of peace and finds it in the love of a beautiful man. But will she be able to hold on to the healing and peace his love provides?

This is book one of the Latter Rain series–stories of women over forty finding love.

 

 

 

 


 

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REVIEW:

Sometimes we have to deal with the hand we’re given, but for LaVonda Ingram, that hand has overflowed.  Beginning with the sudden loss of her mother, LaVonda has dealt with many issues surrounding a disorder that many tend to overlook.  Depression is a serious illness that affects over 40 Million people in the U.S. alone.  Kudo’s to the author for starting with a serious issue and dealing with it in a realistic manner.

 

Welcome to Hyacinth Manor, where reservations are by invitation only.  After giving into a round of depression and slight mental lapse, LaVonda is sent to a mental facility to deal with her depression.  She knows all too well what to do to appease people so she released and returns home.  One night after, she’s ready to leave.  With no destination in mind, she winds up at Hyacinth Manor.

Upon her arrival at Hyacinth Manor, the owner/clerk takes one look at her and knows exactly where she belongs,  Room Ten.  Believing in the power of love and healing, Ms. Rosa sees that LaVonda is in need of both.

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This was another great read by this author.  I’ve read a few of her books and she never ceases to fail me.  She takes a tough issue and tackles it head on.  On another note, I thought I’d previously left this review until I got a notification to review the book from Amazon, lol.

🏝 Tun up di ting, Wi hab di ting lack 📚

 ❤️‍💋‍ In Love with a Rude boy Smoking smiley animated emoticon

TITLE: In Love with a Rude boy: A top shotta’s Love story
AUTHOR:  Nika Michelle and Racquel Williams 
PUBLISHER: Racquel Williams presents
SERIES: Yes 
RATING: ☕️☕️ 1/2  Average

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When Yankee gyal Kadijah visits the beautiful island of Jamaica with her friends Nicole and Tamia, she does not expect the events that follow. After a nasty break up with her two timing ex Daryn and her graduation from culinary arts school, all she wants to do is unwind and maybe have a one night stand. However, when she meets sexy rude boy turned DeeJay, Omari, the drama quickly unfolds instead.
Once Omari locks eyes with Kadijah his life will never be the same as he knows it. He is feeling the feisty American beauty, but his wife, the beautiful but fiery Angela, is having no parts of it. She will stop at nothing to make sure that no woman takes her husband away from her. Especially not some Yankee!

 

 

 


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REVIEW:

Disclaimer:  The review of this book was unsolicited.  I purchased the book with my money.  I read the book and now I’m reviewing the book.  

In love with a Rude boy is a collaboration of two authors, one I’ve read before and enjoyed, the second author was new to me.  The book starts off with Kadijah getting a RUDE awakening from her boyfriend’s fiancé.  Kadijah sets things in motion from that point on to teach dear old Daryn a lesson.

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Kadijah follows her dreams and goes on with her life…Blah blah blah and all that jazz… To her surprise, her girlfriends give her an all expense paid vacation to Jamaica as her graduation present from Culinary school.

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Upon arriving in Jamaica, the crew sets off to have the time of their lives.  Didi, spots the man that makes her vulva quake.  Omari, the street peddler turned into one of the hottest deejay’s in Jamaica.  His deep Patois accent is one of the strong points that initially attract Didi to him.

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And there you have it…Not quite!

Remember the disclaimer?  Well, refer back to that.

In my opinion, this book screamed RUSH HOUR!!!! I’ve got an idea, let’s collaborate. Writing in 1st person requires a certain level of skill and to me, not just anyone can master this.  You can not write it as you speak it! In doing so the tenses will never flow.  This book didn’t flow.  I began the book and had to restart a couple of times.  I almost put it down but like I said, I bought it and I intended on reading it.  I was intrigued by the reference to the book having a Patois dictionary included, what it actually includes is just a list of common phrases regularly used in the language, nothing very in-depth.  I’m going to wrap this up with my two cents for independent authors and publishers; self-editing is the devil, do not and I repeat DO NOT follow this trending path.  If you do, at least, get someone outside of your normal circle to give it an editorial proofread.  It’ll only make you a better writer.  I would only recommend this book to low reading level readers and that’s with a serious amount of precaution.

 

 

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