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Woman At The Top Of The Stairs By: Deidra D. S. Green

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"Domestic violence is an unfortunate part of many relationships today. Every year more than 1.5 million women are made victims of this relational epidemic. Has domestic violence become so commonplace that it is no longer considered a problem? Have we grown so accustomed to seeing and hearing about it that we not only turn a blind eye but a deaf ear as well? Meet Gina. She is the woman at the top of the stairs who repeatedly hears the cries and screams of the woman who lives below her as she is constantly victimized at the hands of her partner. Bearing witness to Zenobia’s pain reminds Gina of the abusive life she narrowly escaped from. But Gina can’t get away from the nightmares of her past; the tumultuous reminders of how she was battered and nearly broken at the hands of her contemptuous and menacing husband. Will Gina be like the many and turn her back on Zenobia, leaving her to fend for herself, or will she build an alliance with Zenobia to end her suffe…

Let the Church Say By: Deidra D. S. Green

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"Sinclair Livingston was as nervous as any blushing bride could be. She’d wished for this day for so long; having dreamed about it since she was a little girl. Sinclair was preparing to marry the man of her dreams. She couldn’t wait to be Mrs. Tyson Jones. All she needed to do was hold it together a little while longer, get through the ceremony and wait for the pronouncement. This should be a breeze, right? Her year and a half of preparation and planning since Tyson proposed were finally coming to fruition. Picking the bridal party, wedding planner, the dress, flowers, the cake, choosing the honeymoon destination and the groom’s gift, her work was done. All Sinclair needed to do now was walk down the aisle to meet her future husband and pray her lover and best friend wouldn’t blow it for her…"

Title:  Let the Church Say
Author:  Deidra D.S. Green
Publisher:  Rathsi Publishing
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
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"Let the Church Say..." …

Tempted to Touch By Nigeria Lockley

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"Kira Seagram is frustrated by her husband Mason’s zeal for the Lord, so she pours all of her attention into her work and reserves her soprano singing skills for the shower. Kira would rather not use them if she get can’t the adoration and recognition she feels she deserves and doubts she’ll find singing lead for Mason’s choir. When a routine drop off at her son, Nate’s private school turns into a ten-year reunion with her ex-boyfriend, Quincy McAdams, Kira isn’t interested in Mason's half-hearted affection or willing to keep her voice to herself. With a firm offer from Quincy to help Kira cut a demo and possibly revive the love they let die, Kira has some choices to make. When Kira finds herself tempted to touch will she remain faithful to her husband or yield to the desires of her flesh?"

Title:  Tempted to Touch
Author:  Nigeria Lockley
Publisher:  Inheritance Books
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Tempted to Touch" by Nig…

No Perfect Affair 2 By: Charmaine Galloway

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"Asia, Melody, and Sasha are the queens of all things drama. Jerry Springer has nothing on them. From scandalous affairs and drug induced sexcapades to secret pregnancies and murder in the first degree, these cousins have the personal drama on lock. When backstabbing and betrayal infiltrates their relationship with one another, the once tight trio quickly finds that blood is nowhere near as thick as water. At the end of it all, these chicks ain’t loyal."

Title:  No Perfect Affair 2
Author:  Charmaine Galloway
Publisher:  Racquel Williams Presents
Series:  Book 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"No Perfect Affair 2" by Charmaine Galloway

My Thoughts....

Wow, all I can say is this novel picked up from the first novel that featured Asia, Melody and Sasha and yes with all their drama.  The story continues with 'affairs, backstabbing, murder. drama and betrayals' all relating to its title 'No Perfect Affair 2.'  It wa…

A Chance of a Lifetime By Marilyn Pappano

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"Sometimes love finds you when you least expect it...

To Benita Ford, Tallgrass, Oklahoma, will always be home. It's where her beloved grandmother raised her and where she rode bikes with her two best friends—the man who became her husband and Calvin. And Tallgrass is where she stayed, even after her husband died while serving his country. Now Calvin is home from that same war, and the sensitive, mischievous boy she once knew is today a man scarred by wounds no one else can see. Falling in love with him is something Bennie never imagined.

Tallgrass still haunts Captain Calvin Sweet. Yet it's where he must go to see Bennie—the one woman he always loved but could never have. Calvin regrets so much about what happened years ago. Still he can't deny being with Bennie makes his future feel bright, like anything is possible. But the demons of his past won't be quieted that easily. As old hurts linger, threatening to pull them apart, Calvin and Bennie…

A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft By: Shelly Shephard Gray

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"Christmas has come to Pinecraft in bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray's final Amish Brides of Pinecraft novel, an uplifting story that proves anything is possible when you follow your heart

When manager Beverly Overholt's beloved Orange Blossom Inn is broken into, she's shaken to the core. The inn has been her whole life since arriving in the quaint Amish vacation town of Pinecraft, Florida. Hoping to repair what's been lost, Beverly calls Eric Wagler, the inn's handsome owner. To her surprise, he promises to be on the next flight out of Philadelphia.

Ever since her fiancé jilted her, Beverly's been closed off to love. However, with Eric things feel different. She can't help but be hopeful that their work relationship will turn into something more—even though they are from different worlds. She grew up Amish and is now Mennonite. Eric, on the other hand, grew up on the city streets of Philadelphia. How could they ever find comm…

Cowboy Take Me Away By Soraya Lane

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"The King brothers are three of the wealthiest, most hard-riding heartbreakers in the great state of Texas. And it takes a rare breed of woman to lasso one of their hearts...

NEVER SAY NEVER

As a veterinarian and single mother, Hope Walker knows how to handle most emergencies, inside and out. But when she shows up at the sprawling cattle ranch belonging to Chase King. Hope finds herself in a state of panic: How could Chase be even hotter after all these years? And why does Hope feel more attracted to him than ever?

WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE

Chase can't believe that Hope - the gorgeous, brilliant woman who disappeared after one blazing night of passion - has walked back into his life. After all this time he still thinks of her as the one who got away . . . and he's not about to lose her now. But is Hope ready to get back in the saddle and ride into the sunset with the cowboy of her dreams? Or will a long-buried secret rise to the surface - and tear the two reu…

Duke's Are Forever By: Anna Harrington

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"ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE

Battlefields and barrooms hold much more interest for Edward Westover, Duke of Swarthmore, than a little girl's fondness for dolls and lace. When he takes possession of his enemy's estate, everything that villain held dear—including his daughter—belongs to Edward. Hire a governess, arrange a dowry, give a few reassurances, and be off on his way—that's Edward's plan. But he's in for the shock of his life. For his new ward is a beautiful, impetuous, and utterly irresistible woman...

...AND WAR

Kate Benton is stunned. Who is this arrogant, infuriating man who's invited himself into her home and taken over her life? Her vow: to do everything in her power to convince him to leave her—and Brambly House—alone. Yet as chilly days melt into sultry nights, Kate sees glimpses of kindness underneath Edward's cool façade . . . and a passionate nature that takes her breath away. There's so much she doesn't know abou…

The Gift of a Charm By: Melissa Hill

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"From Melissa Hill, author of A Gift from Tiffany's, comes The Gift of a Charm-another New York Christmas love story to restore your faith in miracles

Holly O'Neill knows that every charm bracelet tells a story. Many years ago she was sent one with just a single charm attached. The charms have been appearing ever since, often at challenging times, as if her mysterious benefactor knows exactly when she needs a little magic in her life.

As a result, Holly's bracelet is her most prized possession. So when she finds someone else's charm bracelet, she feels she has to try to reunite it with its owner-even if the only clues she has to follow are the charms themselves."

Title:  The  Gift of a Charm Author:  Melissa Hill Publisher:  St Martin's Griffin Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review:
"The Gift of a Charm" by Melissa Hill
My Thoughts....

This was a beautifully told story of  'Christmas love to restore your faith in mirac…

When Somebody Loves You (The Southern Belle Book Club# 1) By: Shirley Jump

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"First in a new series from the New York Times bestselling author of the hugely popular Sweetheart Sisters novels!

At heart, Elizabeth Palmer is a practical Jersey girl. And her life reflects that—until everything suddenly falls apart.  In a bid to change her luck, the intrepid reporter accepts a job to write a story on a reclusive quarter horse breeder in Chatham Ridge, Georgia. To her surprise, she finds herself settling into the warm, inviting town—even joining the Southern Belle Book Club—and craving the company of the rancher she’s there to interview….

Hunter McCoy has good reason to keep his distance from the determined reporter. Tragedy has taught him to stick to things that don’t require his heart. But he can’t seem to resist the vulnerability he detects beneath Elizabeth’s tough demeanor.

But when Hunter is faced with the possibility of a terrible loss and shuts Elizabeth out, she will have to prove to Hunter that having somebody love you can heal a…

Forever This Time By: Maggie McGinnis

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"Forever This Time is the story of Josie Kendrew, who returns to her tiny Vermont hometown after ten years' absence when her father has a stroke, and Ethan Miller, her jilted high school sweetheart, who's taken her place as the CFO of the Kendrew family business: running Snowflake Village—a "Santa's Village"—style amusement park.

Josie, now a successful therapist with a Boston practice, isn't sure how she feels about being back in Echo Lake. In some ways, things have changed a lot; Ethan's got an MBA, seems to have something going with Molly, her childhood best friend, and he even owns the beautiful Victorian they'd always talked about buying together. But in other ways, the place is exactly the same, with reminders of the heartbreak that drove Josie away lurking around every corner. When Josie's "Little Sister" Avery died of cancer at the age of ten, the grief nearly destroyed her, and ultimately inspired her c…

Hell on Heels By: Victoria Vane

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"Some Odds are Meant to be Played...

PLACE YOUR BET

The Hotel Rodeo in Las Vegas has seen better days, but managing partner Ty Morgan has come up with a way to return it to its former glory. His plan looks promising until the unthinkable happens. Suddenly Ty is working for the boss’s daughter. And Miss Monica Brandt, hot as she may be, doesn’t share his vision…

ROLL THE DICE

She left a fabulous career and a frustrated fiancé in New York to move to Vegas and save her father’s investment. But now Monica is locking horns with a sexy cowboy-turned-businessman. What does Ty think he can do that she can’t? All Monica knows is that she doesn’t dare trust him—or is it herself she doesn’t trust...

AND WIN

The battle lines are drawn. The stakes are high. And the attraction can’t be denied—especially the more closely Ty and Monica have to work together. Some odds are just meant to be played, and with chemistry this electric, it may be time to grab life by the horns…"

T…

Unleashed Colours of Love Book 3 By: Kathryn Taylor

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Book Description..Sensual. Romantic. Kathryn Taylor.

Like a fairy-tale, it should have been so wonderful: after a year of marriage, Grace Huntington still experiences undreamt-of passionate bliss. But stubborn doubts keep eating away at her. Despite the many happy moments when she feels close to Jonathan, sometimes he seems just as inscrutable as he did at the start. And now she has something to confess, something she knows will put an enormous strain on their relationship.

Finally, it's what all the COLOURS OF LOVE fans have been waiting for: the continuation of Jonathan and Grace's captivating love story.Unleashed is the third book in the COLOURS OF LOVE trilogy."

Title:  Unleashed Colours Love Author:  Kathryn Taylor Publisher:  Bastei Entertainment Series:  Colours of Love # 3 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Four Review:
"Unleashed Color of Love" by Kathryn Taylor
My Thoughts...

So, this is the third book 'Unleashed Colours of Love Series' and I a…

Uncovered Colours of Love Book 2 By: Kathryn Taylor

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"She's fallen for him - hook, line, and sinker. Grace knows exactly how dangerous her feelings for Jonathan Huntington are, but her love for him nevertheless grows stronger each day she spends near him. Is he really as indifferent as he seems? Does Jonathan only see her as a willing plaything? When Grace tries to force him into showing his true colors, it leads to disaster ...

Kathryn Taylor has been a writer since childhood - publishing her first story when she was eleven years old. From then on, she knew that she wanted to be a professional author one day. After a few career detours and a happy ending in her personal life, her dream has finally come true: UNBOUND - COLOURS OF LOVE is her first novel."

Title:  Uncovered  Colours of Love Author:  Kathryn Taylor Publisher:  Bastei Entertainment Series:  Colours of Love # 2 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Four  Review:
"Uncovered  Colours of Love" by  Kathryn Taylor

My Thoughts...

After re…

Unbound Colours of Love # 1 By: Kathryn Taylor

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"Grace is young and has led a sheltered life. She hasn't yet taken much of an interest in men. It's only while doing an internship in London, where she meets the alluring Jonathan Huntington, that our sleeping beauty is awoken from her slumber. Jonathan is rich, incredibly attractive, and stems from British royalty - but he is a far cry from Prince Charming. He lures Grace ever deeper into his world of sinister passion, and she is sucked further and further into the maelstrom of her own growing desires. But when Jonathan demands she do the unthinkable to prove her love for him, she realizes just how dangerous her feelings for him are.

Kathryn Taylor has been a writer since childhood - publishing her first story when she was eleven years old. From then on, she knew that she wanted to be a professional author one day. After a few career detours and a happy ending in her personal life, her dream has finally come true: UNBOUND - COLOURS OF LOVE is her fir…

Ghetto Roulette: Playing With A Broken Heart By: Dale Ridley

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"Sasha and Jeana are two women that believe they are on their way to bigger and better things by any means necessary.
To them all that matter is the bottom line of lining their pockets.
Until fate is taking out of their hands as past dark deeds come to collect what is do.
And they find themselves caught up in a game that has a tendency of killing all it's players.
When the stakes are raised even higher, will they risk it all to save themselves or the closest ones to them as concrete quicksand threaten to swallow them all.
Or will they try and cheat a game that many have lost?"

Title: Ghetto Roulette:  Playing With A Broken Heart Author:  Dale Ridley Publisher:  True  Glory Publication Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five  Review:
"Ghetto Roulette" by Dale Ridley
My Thoughts....

This novel ..a urban fiction suspenseful story was one moving read that will keep you turning the pages till the end.  From the characters Sasha, Jeana, Mercury, M…

The Devil Wears Diamonds, By: Jhordynn

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"Nicci will be anything in life that she needs to be... as long as the price is right. The only thing she refuses to be is a damsel in distress. Youthful curiosity revealed that men are more valuable as dead husbands. The master plan and blueprint for her life that she has laid out on her crystal table doesn’t include fear. She’s not even afraid of the deadliest weapon: karma. Nicci never waits for a window of opportunity; she knocks a wall down and creates her own. She lives by one rule and one rule only: if you can’t join ‘em, BEAT ‘EM...Until she accidentally on purpose tastes a gulp of kryptonite—love. Detrek makes her forget all about her blueprint on her crystal table. For the first time in life, Nicci only desires to be happy… for free. Will Detrek make her change her ways forever? Can Nicci turn away from her evil ways? Is this love for real, or is it just another scheme in her blueprint?"

Title:  The Devil Wears Diamonds
Author: Jhordynn
Publish…

Greek and Fiona: A Love Story By Pebbles Star and Chase Moore

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"Fiona is a 21-year old good girl from the suburbs, who's always lived her life accordingly. However, everything changes the night she meets an immediate member of the Konkwo Mafia Family. Handsome, powerful, rich, and charming, Greek is everything she's ever wanted...There's only one problem though. She already has a man in her life—one that is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her where he wants her.

Tyler has been putting up with her boyfriend Gunner's shtick for the last five years. Fighting off the birds he's constantly cheating with and taking the rap for a drug charge are just a couple of the things she's endured along the way. Tyler soon finds herself questioning her own morals and relationship after an attractive new prospect comes in her life. But with a crazy, erratic African boyfriend, falling for someone else might not be the safest or smartest decision. Will Tyler get the storybook ending she envisioned, or will her…

UnLove Me - The Angels Warriors Complete Trilogy By: Dawn Martens

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"All 3 Ebooks, together as 1 paperback! UnKiss Me After years suffering abuse at the hands of her father and protecting her sister, Eden Blake takes a chance. She calls on the Angels Warriors MC asking for help. She just never expected that call would bring her face to face with her past—Jasper “Angel” Hughes. He’s the first man she ever loved and the new President of the Angels Warriors MC. And now, he’s vowing to win Eden back and never let her go again. UnTouch Me Lilly Mayer has always lived a simple life. She’s loyal – maybe too loyal since it’s cost her the love of her life. And that love, Vincent “Zippo” Torino, is willing to use her loyalty to Eden as his own escape from a hell he created. He doesn’t give a damn that he’s leaving the woman he loves, pregnant with his child, behind – not when he has to protect his own destructive secret. And not when he’s sure she’s going to beat him to the punch and leave first. UnBreak This Heart After she…

What You Took From Me: Loving An Opportunist By: Dale Ridley

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"Shaun Perry thinks he is a ladies man. And the way women respond, shows him that he is right.
Just released from prison, he's trying to explore all the things he missed. But when he finds himself
In a nightmare of events from those same choices, he wonders what went wrong. Especially when he finds himself the suspect in a murder investigation. Now he must find the person behind it while dealing with a woman that seemed to become obsessed. And to make matters worse, she holds the power to send him back inside. He will not go back to prison. Especially for the rest of his life. He would rather embrace the soft dirt of a grave first."

Title:  What You Too From Me:  Loving An Opportunist Author:  Dale Ridley Publisher:  True Glory Publications Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"What You Took From Me:  Loving An Opportunist" by Dale Ridley
My Thoughts.....
Interesting read that will definitely leave you wanting the next series to se…

Quagmire By: Brian W. Smith

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"Would you protect your brother if he committed a murder? What if the person your brother murdered was related to your spouse? In his trademark style, Bestselling Author, Brian W. Smith has penned a mind blowing novel that will have readers questioning whether marriage vows trump a sibling bond. The suspense is capped off by a mind blowing surprise ending."

Title:  Quagmire
Author:  Brian W. Smith
Publisher:  B.W.S.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Quagmire" by Brian W. Smith

My Thoughts.....

All I can say say wow...what a well written intriguing story that will definitely keep you on the edge
of your seating with all the suspense, twist and turns and drama of this plotted read.  The characters
from Rosie, Eric, Ivy, Nick, Carl, Connie and a few others ....will keep you reading to see what will be coming next   The reader will find all being so well developed, defined, portrayed, realistic and oh so believable giving you one rea…

The S.W.A. P. Game By: Brian W. Smith

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"Malik and Sheila Batiste have been married for 13 years. They have it all; good jobs, a beautiful home, and a handsome son, but they do have one major problem-their sex life is terrible. In an effort to spice up their sex life, the couple gives in to curiosity and decides to "swing" with their neighbors, Darnell and Stacy Muldrue. Their decision to play the S.W.A.P. (Sex With Another Partner) Game leads to marital problems and more drama than the couple ever bargained for."

Title:  The S.W.A.P. Game
Author:  Brian W. Smith
Publisher:  Hollygrove Publishing
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"The S.W.A.P." Brian W. Smith

My Thoughts....

This author really knows how to keep the readers attention till the very end.  The story dealing with Sheila/Malik,Darnell/Stacy and let's not leave out Sheila's friend Nikki.  This was quite a interesting read that dealt with swinging[ 'The SWAP GAME'].  How will this all t…

Slave [Novella] By: Brian W.Smith

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"Cleo Strong is an award winning best selling Erotica Author. He meets with a book club to discuss his latest best seller, and they refuse to let him leave...until he "performs" as good as the characters in his novels."

Title:  Slave [A Novella]
Author:  Brian W. Smith
Publisher: B.W. S.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Slave [Novella]"  By:  Brian W. Smith

My Thoughts....

Well, I guess going to a 'Book Club Meeting' will never be the same as it was for author
Cleo Strong.  How this set up was made by his publishing agent who was supposed to be working
for him in getting the best deals, however, I guess there are some people you can not trust. In the
end well, I will stop here and let you read it for yourself to see how Vivian was rewarded. I did
enjoy this short story that was definitely brought to a satisfying end.










The Perfect Lie ..a novella By: Brian W. Smith

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"Treena Carter is about to marry the love of her life, Cedric Calderone, in one week. But, she has one problem - her ex-husband and thirteen year old daughter are determined to stop the wedding. And they come up with the "perfect lie" to make sure the wedding doesn't happen."

Title:  The Perfect Lie
Author:  Brian W. Smith
Publisher:  B.W.S.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"The Perfect Lie"  by Brian W. Smith

My Thoughts....
Wow, what a story that one can even find realistic in our every day life. For one lie that can cause such a problem from what is the truth was truly what this story was all about. For a grown man to plant a seed of a lie  like this into his daughter's mind was really something.  But there is a God that sees and knows all and with us just knowing that ...we know it will come out in the end,  This was a wonderful written story that will let you ponder long after the read and yes even may hav…