Burnt Orange by Meiah Shaun

Book Description....

"A coming-of-age story of Erin and Erika, Texas twins in an abusive home in a town segregated by white and black color lines, who are wounded by the revealing of a shocking family secret and long to escape their circumstances and erase what they have been labeled. Follow their journey in this compelling novel filled with inspiration and triumph."

Title:  Burnt Orange
Author:  Meiah Shaun
Publisher:  Redemption Press   
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Burnt Orange" by Meiah Shaun

My Thoughts.....

I found "Burnt Orange" quite a interesting incredible read that focus on twin girls [fraternal]...Erika and Erin living in Orange, Texas in the 1990's.  This coming of age read takes the reader into a emotional read as these twins suffered a type of abuse like no other coming mainly coming from their father.  The author takes the story from early childhood, teenagers and on through young womanhood.

It was interesting see their girls…

The Fist That Bound Me: A Stand Alone Novel by Trinity DeKane

Book Description....

"Jade is caught up in an abusive relationship with a man whom she revealed her life's hardest memories; entrusting him with her heart, he turns out to be the very thing she has been trying to escape. When Greg's abuse damn near kills Jade her sisters Corrina and Telissa step in and remove her from the home.

As Jade deals with her hurtful past and her current abusive relationship she is introduced to a new way of life and new friends. She seems to adjust well to her new environment, but when the past starts to reel its ugly head Jade fights to stand her ground.

Will she follow her heart and move forward or will she be snatched back into the depths of hell!"

Title:  The Fist That Bound Me Author:  Trinity DeKane Publisher:  Tiece Mickens Presents, LLC    Rating:  Five Review:
"The Fist That Bound Me" by Trinity Dekane
My Thoughts...
What a well written story with so much sadness and emotional pain that dealt with such domestic abusive  violence th…

Colors of Christmas Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas by Olivia Newport

Book Description...

"Celebrate the joyful hope of the Christmas season as characters find healing in the midst of heartbreak.
New from Olivia Newport!

Christmas in Blue
In the wake of a personal loss deeper than anyone realizes, Angela plans to bypass as much of the season as possible and get through her duties as the church organist by going on autopilot. Instead, she finds herself in charge of the town’s celebration. After a mysterious young man arrives, townspeople suspect he is the reason that one set of plans after another disintegrate until little is left of their traditions. Yet Angela warms to Gabe because she suspects they share a secret—his real reason for coming to town. Even when all they have to work with is a garish supply of blue Christmas decorations, Gabe helps Angela discover the hidden beauty of hope.

Christmas in Gold
After eighty years, change is nothing new for Astrid. By the time she was twenty, she survived the destructive Nazi regime, caring for her family …

Lonestar's Lady By: Deborah Camp

Book Description....

"Lonestar. His name fit him perfectly. It fed every fantasy that Gussie Horton had conjured about Indians and forbidden love. His neighbors whispered that he was a murdering half-breed, which was true. But Gussie believed in second chances, and more importantly, her heart told her to believe in Max Lonestar. Was she a fool to hitch her wagon to his star? Would he be her one true love or her final downfall?"

Title:  Lonestar's Lady
Author:  Deborah Camp
Publisher:  D. C.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

"Lonestar's Lady" by Deborah Camp

My Thoughts...

This was quite a endearing story that will help your interest turning the pages to see what was going on with Gussie Horton who had found herself in a horrible situation.  No what was that? Well, it seems like a [Bob Babbitt] was not been there to receive her in Ft Smith and now she has make her way to Pear Orchard, Arkansas to learn he [Babbitt] was was in the Van Buren jail fo…

Undone by Deceit by Falon Gold

Book Description...

"Split decisions and daring anyone to challenge the path he took made Chance Middleton a successful architect. The reason for one of his decisions made when he was just a boy was a mystery that Mahogany Jefferson could never solve. However, he had no way of knowing that his fierce determination would become a fatal flaw, turn his closely guarded secret into a breeding ground for deceit, and push Mahogany’s love for him to a breaking point. 

Chance wasn’t surprised when it snapped completely or when she packed her bags. He let her go, well aware that she can be counted on for two things: doing what she thought was right and bouncing back when things went sideways. Her troubled past and heartbreaking present unbeknownst to him demanded she be tough, but a recent tragedy just may break her. Her belongings weren’t all she took with her when she left.

Thinking she was doing the right thing for everyone, now she had a secret of her own and it was always only a matter…

Charm School Night Play: Lesson 3 by Lynn Carmer

Book Description....

"She wants a sizzling fling…

Athena Calvo is as tough as nails.
She’s also newly divorced and emotionally vulnerable. To get herself back out on the dating scene, she volunteers to teach the next charm school class: Sensation Play. She immerses herself in blindfolds, silk scarves, wax play, and more! She knows Tommy Lagos wants to help her with hands-on research, but she’s looking for a short term commitment. There’s just one problem.

He wants forever…

Tommy Lagos never takes life too seriously.
He is a beast in the ring and between the sheets. His shredded muscles and wicked charm have taken him far, but behind his cocky grin lives ambition, fire, and a drive to fight for everything that matters—especially Athena. He knows he can seduce her into giving him more than a few days.

He will own her body, one blindfold at a time, but will he be able to seduce her into risking her guarded heart?"

Title:  Charm School Night Play:  Lesson 3 Author:  Lynn Carmer Publis…

She Said Yes (Falling For A Rose Book 6) by Stephanie Nicole Norris

Book Description....

"No man enraptured Martha Jean Richards. Not since her scoundrel of a late ex-husband left. Men came with problems, and she didn't believe in happily ever afters. But even Martha Jean’s hard exterior couldn't hold after meeting Christopher Lee Rose, a multimillionaire mogul. 

He was the father of her recently acquired son-in-law, and Christopher wooed Martha Jean every time he entered a room. Now with a change of heart, Martha Jean decides it’s time she marries a gentleman, but there is one person who stands in her way, Adeline Stevens.

Also, newly joined into the Rose family through marriage, Adeline’s spunky no-nonsense attitude affected everyone she met. For years, Adeline had lived by the rule that men could not be trusted. That was until she met Christopher. Baited by his charismatic charm, Adeline aspires to be the woman at the altar when it’s all said and done. And if it’s war that Martha Jean wants, it’s war she will get.

The Falling for a Rose…