Life After Death: A Romance Suspense Kindle Edition by TJ Graham


"Devastated by the death of her husband of fifteen years, Mackenzie Hill manages to pull herself up from the depths of despair, dust off her journalism degree, and soldier ahead to raise their three children alone. Three years later, with the achievement of a major journalism award, her well-adjusted children happy, Mackenzie seems to have gotten her life back on track. Inside, she represses the pangs of loneliness and longing for her husband that gnaw at her heart. At the urging of her best friend, Joel Sanders, Mackenzie makes a failed attempt to explore dating. She gives in to the flirting of Keith Wilson, an Atlanta sex crimes detective, whom himself seeks relief from the cruel reality of life and death, intersections that he must battle daily. Enter Dr. Andre Lang. Following the brutal unsolved murder of his wife and daughter, he moves to Atlanta hoping to lose himself in a new city and his work, while still struggling to conquer the memories that continue to haunt …

Lady Guardians: Onyx Rides Kindle Edition by Celeste Granger


"When is love not love? Onyx Malone, the owner of Café Laquette, a favorite eatery in downtown Atlanta, thought she was in love with Dillon Long, an entrepreneur in his own right. However, when the relationship failed, Onyx was prepared to move on. Dillon wasn’t. Dillon refuses to let Onyx go, and his definition of love turns ugly. Onyx finds herself on the defense, shadowed and stalked by the man who once claimed undying love for her. 

Multimillionaire Egypt Anderson is not only the CEO of his own construction and development company, but he is also the President of the Down South Riders, a motorcycle club. Egypt spends his days in the boardroom and his nights on the back of his classic Harley Davidson. Egypt and Onyx don’t travel in the same circles and at first, glance, seem to have very little in common. However, a chance encounter with a ruggedly handsome Egypt changes the trajectory of Onyx’s life and redefine what love really is."

Title: Lady Guardians: Onyx …

Set It Off: Trapin’ Ain’t Dead, You H*** Just Scared by Niki Jilvontae (Author), Linette King (Author), Octavia Grant (Author), Pamesh Gates (Author), Tamyra Griffin (Author)

Profile:  The struggle impacts people differently based on the hustle within, while pain sends people on different paths based on the strength. But for The Diablo Sisters Amina (Vicious), Phoenix (Blaze), Kaliyah (Sneaky), Jayli (Jinx), and Dabria (Bre) who were raised by an abusive father and drug addicted mother, their future remains unclear.
The only thing they know for sure is Familia es para siempre, meaning Family is forever and it would always be them against the world.

Title:  Set It Off:  Trapin' Ain't Dead,  You H*** Just Scared Authors:   Niki Jilvontae, Linette King, Octavia Grant, Pamesh Gates & Tamyra Griffin  Publishers:  True Glory Publications                           Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean   Rating:  Five Review:
"Set It Off: Trapin’ Ain’t Dead, You H*** Just Scared" by Niki Jilvontae (Author), Linette King (Author), Octavia Grant (Author), Pamesh Gates (Author), Tamyra Griffin (Author)
My Thoughts....
Wow, this was quite a story  that was presented…

The Lost Queen of Crocker County A Novel by Elizabeth Leiknes

Book Description....

"There’s no place like home—especially when home is Crocker County, Iowa
Jane Willow may have moved to Los Angeles to become a famous film critic, but when a family tragedy prompts her return to Crocker County, Iowa, for the first time in eighteen years, she is forced to confront everything she left behind—including her local fame for the 1993 Corn Queen crowning fiasco. Before Jane can escape her past a second time, disaster strikes, and she will have to find a way to right her mistakes and save herself from her regrets.

An unflinching love letter to the Midwest that unfolds through a celebration of movies, this ferociously endearing novel brings home the saving grace of second chances."
Title:  The Lost Queen of Crocker Author:  Elizabeth Leiknes Publisher:  SOURCEBOOKS Landmark      Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Four Review:
"The Lost Queen of Crocker" by Elizabeth Leikne
My Thoughts....
This is definitely one of those reads where you will ge…

Promiscuous Girl: Craven and Jazel Kindle Edition by Nicole Jackson


"Jazel is truly a rebel without a cause, until she encounters Craven. He’s so much like her that it’s spooky. They’re two free spirts who want to live life with no restraints, but old demons, and skewed judgements will eventually weigh them down, and no one knows, including them, if they’re strong enough to weather the storms."

Title:  Promiscuous Girl:  Craven and Jazel
Author:  Nicole Jackson
Publisher:  Nicole Jackson Presents            
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five

"Promiscuous Girl"  Craven and Jazel" by Nicole Jackson

My Thoughts...

I will say this was one ride that you will definitely have to keep up with.  From Jazel, Craven, Aaron, Keyron, Black Reign, Taraj, Shan and that's just a few characters that will definitely keep ones attention all the way to the end on this rollercoaster ride. I will say that the ending was somewhat a shocker in the way the story ended.  I wish there had been about Kendra's baby.   O well, maybe …

Black Female (The Carter Files Book 2) Kindle Edition by Kim J. West


"The first time I saw her, I knew she’d wreck me…

You’ve read Lena’s version of events in White Male.. now Jonathan tells his side of the story in Black Female.
Both White Male and Black Female have the same dialogue.

Running the Strauss Carter fortune was serious business; the last thing I needed was a distracting woman in my life.
When I first spotted Lena Williams, I just knew she wasn’t my type. I thought the attraction I felt for her was nothing more than a primal response to something new and different. I fought and suppressed those feelings as long as I could; until I found myself on a roller coaster filled with pleasure, heartbreak and uncertainty.

Lena wasn’t like other women who simply slipped into my life with barely a ripple. She was an addictive, destructive storm that I only hoped I’d survive.~Jonathan."

Title:  Black Female Author:  Kim J. West Publisher:  K.J.W.                             Series:  The Carter Files Book 2 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  …

The Faithful Side Bitch Kindle Edition by Racquel Williams


"Brooklyn is a fierce, no nonsense woman that is about stacking paper and building a good life. Meeting the handsome Jihad was pure coincidence, but she quickly catches feelings for this smooth-talking brother. A whirlwind romance develops between the two and before you know it, Brooklyn was thrown in a love triangle she was not aware of. She realized that common sense and her Ivy League education couldn't prepare her for what was to come in her once quiet life.
Alyssa is a money hungry side chick that is on the prowl for her next victim. As faith would have it, she crossed paths with the lying, two-timing Jihad. She uses sex and her good mouthpiece to snatch his soul up. Not caring about his wife and determined to become his main squeeze, she and Jihad concoct a devious plan to get his wife out the way. 
Jihad is every woman's dream; ambitious, sex game on point and a mouth piece that will have the ladies squirming in their panties. He hit it big when he married …