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Sebastian: Book One in the Champions series Kindle Edition by Chicki Brown

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 Book Excerpt: " Bliss Young is beautiful, single, and childless. She’s devoted her life to running her residential foster care program, The Kid’s Co-op. When she discovers the senior conservative senator is on a mission to defund all foster care programs, Bliss sets out to save her beloved Co-op. Former cop and private bodyguard Sebastian Greer has spent his life protecting others. He takes a position as the security director at the Co-op. Unknown to Bliss, someone has sent him to use his supernatural abilities to protect the program. While they fight together to protect her life’s work, Bliss and Sebastian discover passion and love neither of them ever expected." Title: Sebastian Author: Chicki Brown Publisher: C.B. Series: The Champions Book One Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review: "Sabastian" by Chicki Brown My Opinion: "Sebastian" was quite an intriguing story where we find Bliss Young and Sebastian Greer getting involved. With Bliss being ov

Maggie Finds Her Muse A Novel by Dee Ernst

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 My Excerpt: " A delightful work of women's fiction about a bestselling author who goes to Paris to overcome writer's block, and in the process rediscovers family, independence, and love. All Maggie Bliss needs to do is write. Forty-eight years old and newly single (again!), she ventures to Paris in a last-ditch effort to finish her manuscript. With a marvelous apartment at her fingertips and an elegant housekeeper to meet her every need, a finished book—and her dream of finally taking her career over the top—is surely within her grasp. After all, how could she find anything except inspiration in Paris, with its sophistication, food, and romance in the air? But the clock is running out, and between her charming ex-husband arriving in France for vacation and a handsome Frenchman appearing one morning in her bathtub, Maggie’s previously undisturbed peace goes by the wayside. Charming and heartfelt, Dee Ernst's  Maggie Finds Her Muse  is a delightful and feel-good novel a

Wellness of Life by Angela Harris

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 Book Excerpt: " Have you wondered and wanted to know how your body functions internally, or what causes you to feel depleted of energy and lack mental fortitude? Or what causes sickness, illness, disease, and how aging begins? Wellness of Life will give you a clear, simple holistic insight and pure explanations of how we have been given what we need for Whole Body Wellness with Ease." Title: Wellness of Life Author: Angela Harris Publisher: Everything With Love Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review: "Wellness of Life" by Angela Harris My Opinion: This was an enjoyable read that did answer all of the questions ...Have you wondered and wanted to know how your body functions internally, or what causes you to feel depleted of energy and lack mental fortitude? Or what causes sickness, illness, disease, and how aging begins?" The reader will be given an informative read that will easily comprehend issues on our health and wellness. It was quite interesting ho

Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

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 Book Excerpt: " “ Open Water  is tender poetry, a love song to Black art and thought, an exploration of intimacy and vulnerability between two young artists learning to be soft with each other in a world that hardens against Black people.”—Yaa Gyasi, author of HOMEGOING. In a crowded London pub, two young people meet. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists—he a photographer, she a dancer—and both are trying to make their mark in a world that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly, they fall in love. But two people who seem destined to be together can still be torn apart by fear and violence, and over the course of a year, they find their relationship tested by forces beyond their control. Narrated with deep intimacy,  Open Water  is at once an achingly beautiful love story and a potent insight into race and masculinity that asks what it means to be a person in a world that sees you

The Good Sister A Novel by Sally Hepworth

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 Book Excerpt: " Sally Hepworth, the author of  The Mother-In-Law,  delivers a knock-out of a novel about the lies that bind two sisters in  The Good Sister . There's only been one time that Rose couldn't stop me from doing the wrong thing, and that was a mistake that will haunt me for the rest of my life. Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights, and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life, and disrupting her routine can be...dangerous. When Rose discovers that she cannot get pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple. Fern's mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets from the past, in this quirky, rich, and shocking story of what families keep hidden." Ti

Righteous: (The Men of Mafia St. Clair Book 2) Kindle Edition by Celeste Granger

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 Book Excerpt: " The melodies that came from his instrument soothed the ache in her heart. Gideon St. Clair is a world-renowned trumpet player, gracing the most prestigious stages, bringing audiences to their knees with the call from his horn. Gideon is also a gangsta, second in command for Mafia St. Clair. They call him righteous because of his masterful horn skills. But those that saw the other side of him knew Gideon to be righteous in the way he dealt with adversaries, unmercifully. Gabrielle Dixon is a concierge doctor catering to the medical needs of Las Vegas’s elite. She felt compelled to help. She needed to fix something because the one thing she broke that continuously broke her heart was unrepairable. There was a prolonged pain in Gabrielle’s soul. Yet, quite by accident, she heard Gideon play. Instantly, the pain in her being started to subside. That’s when he saw her, and the magnetic attraction between them exploded into a romance for the ages." Title:  Righteou

STIFF (Heavy On The D Book 1) Kindle Edition by Stephanie Nicole Norris

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 Book Excerpt: " Three friends experiencing life’s uncertain changes decide they need relaxation beyond the usual girls’ night out. A friend tells them about, The Den, an upscale male strip club. They find out the club is a shell of what really lies beneath—and soon, the ladies are venturing into their mind and body’s wildest desires." This is Asia McClendon's story. Title:  Stiff Author:  Stephanie Nicole Norris Publisher:   Love Is A Drug Ink LLC      Series: Heavy On The D Book 1 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five Review: "Stiff" by Stephanie Nicole Norris My Opinion:   All that is left to say is this author did it again, and that was another good read!  To think about the 'Den' all that I can thank of an erotic love story that features Asia and Eric and all the fire that happened there.  I love how Eric knew what he wanted and went after it.  I was glad this was a quick read because I wasn't putting it down until the end.  Again, all that is