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Embryo 4: Catch Me [Embryo: A Raneyand Levine Thriller] by J.A. Schneider

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Title:  Embryo 4: Catch Me
Author:  J.A. Schneider
Publisher: J.A.S. & R.G.S.
Series: Embryo 4
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Embryo 4:  Catch Me by J.A. Schneider....

Book Description....

"A terrifying serial killer who just targets couples, and leaves taunting notes for the NYPD signed CATCH ME... At a loss, police request the help of doctors Jill Raney and David Levine, police friends and detectives on their own. Both have helped when cops' hands are tied, or in ways that even police forensics never imagined.

But this killer, a sharp shooter, is always a step ahead. He wears gloves and disguises, shoots victim pairs at random with an unregistered gun, and leaves no physical evidence or eyewitnesses. He's enraged to hear that David is also a crack shot, and intrigued with the couple's adopted little son, Jesse, almost one year old, dubbed by the media "the miracle baby," and already showing signs that he is as intuitive as his mother.…

Savannah By: Tip

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Title:  Savannah
Author: Tip
Publisher: Tip
Series: Part 1
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Savannah" by Tip...

Book Description......

"Savannah Johnson is from a small town in the Delta. She grew up in a single parent home with three older brothers. School was her number one priority. Her best friend De De was all she had when it came to her social life. That all changed one day when she was on her way home and bumped into her cousin. The guy on the passenger side of her cousin’s ride caught her eye. At first she was leary about talking to the guy, but she went against her better judgment and gave in to his charm. What she later found out was that she wasn’t his main chick. She was classified as the side chick and with that, she found things to not always go in her favor. When things began to rock their relationship, she gets the news that would change things forever between them. Will she be able to come to terms with the life she chose? Will she ever beco…

In His Way By: Rebeca Duvall

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Title:  In His Way
Author:  Rebecca Duvall
Publisher:  R.D.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"In His Way" by Rebecca Duvall

Book Description....

"Throughout much of my married life, I lived under the illusion that I had it all together - it was everyone else that needed fixing. Several years into my second marriage my husband, a Deputy Sheriff, became a workaholic and was never home. Meanwhile, I became a volunteeraholic, too busy to face the fact that we had become two strangers under one roof, raising three kids.

God revealed Himself to me through the different women I volunteered with. As my heart slowly opened to God's presence, my marriage came crashing down around me. As I cried out for God's help, I discovered my husband’s affair. I found myself surrounded by faithful people who gave me the strength to face the problems in my marriage and the tools needed to begin fixing it.

Over the next four years, my husband’s health deteriorated and he was …

Springs Shadows (Seasons of Love # 3) By: Jennifer Gracen

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Title: Spring Shadows
Author: Jennifer Gracen
Publisher: Booktrope Edition
Series: Series of Love # 3
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Spring Shadows" by Jennifer Gracen

Book Description....

"Lydia wasn’t looking for love. Having just finalized a difficult divorce, she attended her best friend’s destination wedding with a simple plan: to reconnect with old friends and take a much needed break from the stresses of single parenthood. But life had more in store for her. In AUTUMN GETAWAY, Book One of the Seasons of Love series, Lydia connected with charming, sensitive Sam over that weekend, and took a chance on someone new. Then, in WINTER HOPES, Sam and Lydia explored the excitement of blossoming romance. Even though a long distance relationship isn’t easy, in each other they found renewed hope, both overcoming past losses to learn to trust and love again.

Now, in SPRING SHADOWS, Book Three of the series, author Jennifer Gracen brings Lydia a…

It's A New Day By Roy Glenn

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Title: It's A New Day
Author: Roy Glenn
Publisher: Escapism Entertainment
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"It's A New Day" by Roy Glenn

Book Description.....

"It may be a new day, but mystery and murder are still on the agenda.

In the aftermath of Wanda’s Reign, Mike Black and Bobby Ray have resumed command of the organization they started and they were able to crush their enemies. There are still pockets of resistance, but Black is confident that Rain Robinson will do what she does best and bring order to chaos.

Now that the war is over, Shy hoped that her life with Black would return to what it once was. But that is not the case. With Black being so consumed with running the business, Shy is left with idle time on her hands. And then there is still the matter of Jada West. But when a family friend of Black’s is murdered and more people turn up dead, Shy is at his side to unravel the mystery."

What I liked about this novel....

A…

Through His Touch By: Deborah Camp

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Title:  Through His Touch
Author:  Deborah Camp
Publisher:  D.C.
Series:  A Mind's Eye Book 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Through His Touch" by Deborah Camp

Book Description...

"Sexy, suspenseful #2 novel of the Mind's Eye Series by Deborah Camp. Psychic detectives Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker face an unknown foe who is determined to destroy everything beautiful in Levi's life -- including Trudy. Will Levi's love claim her or kill her?"

What I liked from this novel....

I loved this second continuation of the authors Mind's Eye series.  For the two main characters ...this psychic pair...we are left wondering what will be going on with Trudy and Levi and in this novel "Through His Touch" we find out as they are placed in danger from a multiple of threats.  Now, I don't want to say too much about that because I want you to pick up the good read to see for yourself how this author will bring it all out to the reader.

Wh…

Butternut Summer By: Mary McNear

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Title:  Butternut Summer
Author:  Mary McNear
Publisher: William Morrow
Series:  The Butternut Lake Trilogy #2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"Butternut Summer" by Mary McNear

Book Description....

"Return to the golden beauty of Minnesota’s Butternut Lake in this emotional story that vividly captures the joy and pain of first love, as a mother and daughter each come to terms with the desires of her heart.

Summer at Butternut Lake—a season full of surprises . . . and life-changing choices.

Preparing for her final year of college, Daisy is crazy busy now that she’s back at Butternut Lake. She’s helping her mother, Caroline, run their coffee shop and trying to build a relationship with the absentee father who’s suddenly reappeared. She never expected to fall in love with Will, the bad-boy from high school who works at the local garage. With every passing day she and Will grow closer to each other . . . and closer to the day they will have to say goodbye. As summ…

Your Pastor...My Husband By: B. M. Hardin

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Title: Your Pastor...My Husband
Author: B.M. Hardin
Publisher: Savvily Published LLC
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Your Pastor...My Husband" by B.M. Hardin

Book Description....

"Is he a Saint...or is he a Sinner?"

"Maxine thought that she had life all figured out. Despite rough beginnings, she could finally say that above all else...she was happy. Her life changed for the better when she married the respected, adored and handsome Pastor Shelton Cartwright.
To her, her husband was nothing less than perfect...at least that was what she'd thought.
But soon Maxine is reminded that even Pastors have a Past.
Maxine's life spirals out of control and little by little she discovers that her Pastor of a husband isn't who he appears to be. Soon she discovers that she doesn't have a clue as to who she's really married to.
Was he really a Saint...or was he still a Sinner?
That's the one question that Maxine was dying to know the answer to.…

So Much Better By Marie Rochelle

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Title:  So Much Better
Author:  Marie Rochelle
Publisher:  Phaze Books
Series:  Desire # 2
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"So Much Better" by Marie Rochelle

Book Description...

"Why them and not her? Keri Walker thought about those simple little words ever since her boss' fiancé left him. There wasn't a doubt in her mind she would be so much better for Richie if he only let her in.

Richie Davidson was devastated by the sudden loss of the woman he had been building a future with. Women were coming from left to right offering him comfort, but he wasn't interested in them. Because one unique beauty not seated ten feet outside his office door had already caught his eye."

What I liked from the novel....

I found this a sweet romance novel that was a quick read.  We find that these two people come together but not before a rough ride to get to that part.  This author made it quite a interesting read in how she was able to give the reader a read that…

The Buried Children By: Daniel Farcas

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Title:  The Buried Children
Author:  Daniel Farcas
Publisher:  Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"The Buried Children" by Daniel Farcas

Book Description...

"This true story is the journal of an orphan child born in Romania in 1980's during Nicolae Ceauscu's communist regime, Daniel becomes a homeless child on Bucharest streets and in the city underground sewers after he runs away from the orphanage and lives through the 1989 Anticommunism Revolution.
Daniel ends up running from the Romanian Secret Service and police that want him dead and he manages to fly to U.S. using someone else passport help by Mariana, an American girl that falls in love with him while in a Humanitarian Mission in Bucharest.
There are other stories tangled in the novel, an adopted child, a child reunited with his father and a child killing his father and grandfather who abandon him."

What I got out of this novel ....

This was definitely not…

A Test Of Love By Kenya Wright

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Title:  A Test Of  Love
Author:  Kenya Wright
Publisher:  K. Wright Press
Series:  Interracial Erotic Romance Chasing Love Book 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"A Test Of Love"  by Kenya Wright

Book Description...

"Would you kill for love? "

"Chase and Jasmine are reunited, but for how long? Jasmine isn't sure Chase can be monogamous. Chase isn't sure he can live without her. Both only know one thing for certain. know when they're together, something hot and electric bridges between them.

Then, gun shots blare. Someone is shot. Another runs away.

The decisions of their love will have to take a back burner to finding the dangerous person that just can't seem to let Chase go. Everything points to his three ex-girlfriends, but which one is the true killer? And how far will Jasmine and Chase go to save their love as well as themselves their lives?"

What I liked about this novel...

Wow, this author really knows how to keep you on the…

The Bentleys (Sample): The Baltimore Crime Family

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Title:  The Bentleys (Sample): The Baltimore Crime Family
Author:  Angel Williams
Publisher:  Star City Publication
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"The Bentleys (Sample): The Baltimore Crime Family" by Angel Williams

Book Description....

"Love and War. Right on the battlefield streets of Baltimore Maryland. The Bentleys is a family of savages who only have love for one another and no others. Criminal minds and beyond dangerous. Taught from the best they was taught to trust no man or fear no man and that they don't. A family that is build on three things, Trust, Money and Power. Taking them from granted they had no problem turning the city into Bmore Murda Land. This savage family of five brothers and sisters take charge of the lucrative drug game that their father has left them and take the game to another level. Amina is drop dead gorgeous but is deadly dangerous. She is the woman behind the strong empire. Dealing with her hot headed brothers and her sister …

She Me We By Karen D Neal

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Title:  She Me We
Author:  Karen D Neal
Publisher:  Pensive Publishing
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"She Me We" by Karen D. Neal

Book Description....

"Meet the beautiful Tonya and company that are use to drawing the attention of men wherever she go but unlike many women, the attention does not fascinate her. They are all dogs in her opinion and deserve what they get, that is they deserve what she gives them as unsuspecting men follow the beautiful lady home expecting to get to know her better. Tonya meets a young man in the local grocer and unlike many of the men that she meets, she is a little impressed by his swag and would like to get to know him better but has she met her match?

Davin is a young handsome man that is focused on going into the local grocers one day to pick up a steak and beer for an evening of watching sports and talking jive with the fellows until he set eyes on the beautiful Tonya as she is walking into the store. He forgets all …

Willow Smoke By Adriana Kraft

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Title: Willow Smoke
Author:  Adriana Kraft
Publisher:  B & B Publications
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  5
Review:

"Willow Smoke" by Adriana Kraft

Book Description....

"When the chips are down, there's nobody there. Willowy blond Daisy Matthews has survived the Chicago streets with this mantra but is unprepared for the much older Nick Underwood's urgent pursuit. The wealthy businessman receives a thoroughbred in payment for a bad debt and is thrust into Daisy's world. She teaches him about horse racing; he teaches her about love. When Daisy's seamy brother-in-law threatens Nick's safety, she doggedly tries to stop him by herself, but flees to the familiar streets when he attacks. Can Nick find her in time – and if he does, will she still want him?"

What I liked about the novel.....

I like this incredible story from start to finish.  These authors really brings it all out from a little of it all...romance, love, hot sex, very persiste…