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Falling For A Brazilian Bad Boy By: Mz. Jae

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"Ayana Miller is living the life any girl that's grown up with nothing could even possibly want. She has the heart of the local boss, more money than she can spend in a lifetime, and enough confidence to believe this could all last forever. But when a series of unfortunate events take place, even as her man Antron Dixon's ambitions rise beyond his current territory, Ayana gets thrown into the arms of another.
When Brazilian bad boy Sergio Souza comes to NYC, his ultimate goal is business and assessing a local kid's rise up the ranks. He never counted on becoming caught up with life in the city, especially with his newest prospect's chick. But Sergio isn't afraid of anyone or anything, so he does whatever it takes and takes whatever he desires.
As Antron is determined to climb the ranks, Ayana is equally determined to not forget about the fact that she belongs to the local boss...not the Brazilian Don. In the process, worlds will be torn apar…

A Murder in the Quarters By: Brian W. Smith

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"There is a serial killer loose in the French Quarter. He's hunting psychics and palm readers, and won't stop until he rids the world renowned tourist area of them all. The police are baffled by this elusive killer, but super sleuth, Sleepy Carter isn't."

Title:  A Murder in the Quarters
Author:  Brian W. Smith
Publisher:  B.W.S.
Series:  Sleep Carter # 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"A Murder in the Quarters" by Brian W. Smith

My Thoughts....

Wow, what a good mystery, thriller with suspenseful read that will keep you captivated till the
very end.  The characters...'Sleepy Carter and Detective Lizzie Silverman were off the chart
being well developed, portrayed and giving the reader a well believable story.  I found this
novel had a very interesting and unexpected ending in who this murderer was. The reader will
not find this a predictable read because this author knows who to change it all with his twist and
tu…

The Daughter -In - Law Syndrome By: Stevie Turner

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"The Daughter-in-law Syndrome investigates the complicated relationship causing much friction between Grandmother Edna Deane and her daughter-in-law Arla. In addition it focuses on the sometimes tumultuous partnership between Arla and her husband Ric.

Arla Deane sometimes likens her marriage to undergoing daily psychological warfare. Husband Ric will never voice an opinion, and puts his mother Edna up high on a pedestal. Arla is sick of always feeling that she comes in at only second best to her mother-in-law, who much to Arla’s fury is never told anything by Ric or his sisters that she would not want to hear.

This novel explores the husband/wife, mother/son, and mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationships. After twenty eight years of marriage, Arla, the daughter-in-law, is at the end of her tether and persuades a reluctant Ric to accompany her for marriage guidance. As they look back over their lives with Counsellor Toni Beecher, Arla slowly comes to realise …

While You Were Mine By: Ann Howard Creel

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"Everything she loved could so easily be lost.

The end of World War II should have brought joy to Gwen Mullen. But on V-J Day, her worst fear is realized. As celebrating crowds gather in Times Square, a soldier appears on her doorstep to claim Mary, the baby abandoned to Gwen one year earlier. Suddenly Gwen is on the verge of losing the child she has nurtured and loves dearly.

With no legal claim to Mary, Gwen begins to teach Lieutenant John McKee how to care for his child, knowing that he will ultimately take Mary away. What starts as a contentious relationship, however, turns into something more, and Gwen must open her heart to learn that love means taking chances.

While You Were Mine paints a vivid portrait of 1940s New York and tells an enchanting tale of the nature of love and trust."

Title:  While You Were Mine Author:  Ann Howard Creel Publisher:  Lake Union Publishing Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Four
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"While You Were Mine"  B…

Dangerous Love Duet: A Bad Boy Boxed Romance By: Skye Warren

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"Contains TOUGH LOVE and LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE - the first two books in the bestselling Stripped series! Meet two sisters and the dangerous men they fall in love with...

"I've always been a fan of Skye Warren ever since I read Wanderlust. Her writing is flawless and tales captivating. Love The Way You Lie is no exception. 5 Stars." - Pepper Winters, New York Times bestselling author of Debt Inheritance

TOUGH LOVE

He's the son of a mafia foot soldier. My father is the boss. I shouldn't even know Giovanni. And I definitely shouldn't kiss him. Our relationship is doomed to fail, but that won't stop me from trying.

Not every girl wants to be a princess. I just want to be free.

LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE

I'll do anything to stay hidden, even if that means working at the scariest club in town. Then he shows up, mysterious and yet strangely familiar. And so damn sexy.

He's the only man who wants to help, but he has secrets of his own.…

Reunited: A Gift From God By: M. [Madlyn] E. Marshall

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"In ReUnited – A Gift from God; the characters struggle with their faith in God, and the pain from their past. Can they truly forgive? Can they trust God and allow Him to heal their brokenness? Tony and Elaine have the opportunity to answer these questions and more because they are thrown together in an unlikely place, on top of a mountain in Alberta, Canada. There is no place for either of them to go, so they are force to face their fears and their past lives together."

Title:  Reunited:  A Gift From God
Author:  M [Madlyn] E. Marshall
Publisher:  G.R.A.C.E. Publishing Inc.
Series:  Window of the Heart Book 1
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five
Review:

"Reunited:  A Gift From God" by M. [Madlyn] E. Marshall

My Thoughts...

This was a short read but one powerful story of how when two people finally get on the right track with God powerful things can happen.  Who knew that after a marriage had broken up so tragically that in the end all would b…

Reserve My Curves 2: He Still Belongs to Me By: B. M. Hardin

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"The clients of the thirteenth floor were the least of Envy's worries. But dealing with Carmen, now that was a different story. A jealous woman was a dangerous woman and since Envy agreed to accept Silas's marriage proposal, Carmen was determined to make Envy's life a living hell. But when fate forces the two women to have to coexist on a personal level, everything in Envy's life becomes questionable, and from that point on, things would never be the same. With secrets around every corner and lies in everybody's bed, Envy realizes that her curves are far from a blessing...but that they were actually her curse instead. Caught up in a whirlwind of obsession, revenge and cruel intentions, Envy learns that where there was smoke, there was fire and when money was involved, even "love" had a price tag on it. And it doesn't take long for Envy to discover that if the price was just right, that it just might cost her her life."

T…

Elite Affairs II: Simple Elegance By: Deidra D.S. Green

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"In Orchestrated Beauty, you met the women of Elite Affairs. Although successful in their own right, each of them has a personal struggle they must contend with in order to be truly happy.But there still remains broken promises, lies that have been told, and hearts that need mending. Will real happiness ever be found?'



Title: Elite Affairs II: Simple Elegance
Author: Deidra D.S. Green
Publisher: Rathsi Publishing Company
Series: Elite Affairs II
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Elite Affairs II: Simple Elegance" by Deidra D. S. Green

My Thoughts...

I will say that this was one wonderfully written story that continued on from 'Elite Affairs I:
Orchestrated Beauty' that I thoroughly enjoyed. This author really has a way of keeping you
so attentive to her stories that you will find it hard to put down. The read finds Chrisette Duncan-Elliot still dealing with her own self images of herself...a horrible ending with that Langsto…

Elite Affairs I: Orchestrated Beauty By: Deidra D. S. Green

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"There’s a frequency, a vibration that powers the thriving metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia. Chrisette Duncan-Elliott, has tapped into that frequency with her prestigious event planning business, Elite Affairs. Chrisette’s company has made an indelible impression on the luxury landscape of high end event planning in the jewel of the south. From baby showers, to bar mitzvah’s, Elite Affairs does it all with grand style.  But, all that glitters isn’t gold. There’s another frequency, an undercurrent that courses through the city, leaving broken hearts, empty promises and shattered dreams in its wake. Delve into the lives of the power house women of Elite Affairs and see if anyone comes out unscathed. "

Title:  Elite Affairs I:  Orchestrated Beauty Author:  Deidra D. S. Green Publisher:  Rathsi Publishing Company Series   Elite Affairs 1 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five Review:
"Elite Affairs I: Orchestrated Beauty" by Deidra D. S. Green
My Tho…

If You Change the Words, You Change the Meaning: An Addict's Struggle to Let Go By: Ellen Allen

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"The setting of this novel takes place in two states, Mississippi and Louisiana. In the story ABLE and LIZ are recently married after a twenty one year friendship. Both Able and Liz forged new lives and relationships with other individuals only to find themselves back in each other's arms. However, there are struggles early on in their marriage because of addiction and dependency issues. They love each other but their union is proving to be toxic. This novel shines a light on the toxic nature of love and human emotion when loyalties are misplaced. Throughout the pages of this book you see lies, deceit and injustices being acted out in a vicious cycle of instability. Hurricane Katrina is briefly mentioned to heighten the depth of Able's ability to be a fierce man of substance. The book is bringing light to the hidden and raw emotions of a struggle. I guess you can reference it to the good versus evil, night compared to day and sad verses happy ideologi…

Mistaken Identity By: Stephanie Nicole Norris

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"The only thing Briana and Tiana have in common are their identical looks. For Tiana, life is one challenge after another, but her greatest struggle is sharing a face with the sister she despises. Tired of living in the shadows, she comes up with a plan to finally have everything she ever wanted.


Everything seems to come easy for Briana, including her beautiful children, loving husband and dynamic career. Briana's charmed life is ripped apart when she wakes up in the hospital with no idea who she is and no memory of her former life. With the help of the handsome stranger who saved her, Briana builds a new life and finds new love, while Tiana won't rest until Briana has no life at all."

Title:  Mistaken Identity Author:  Stephanie Nicole Norris Publisher:  Love Is A Drug, Ink Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five Review:
"Mistaken Identity" by Stephanie Nicole Norris
My Thoughts....
What can I say other than this was one of the best wel…

Lagniappe - a novella By: Brian W. Smith

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"Four former army friends reunite in New Orleans for a "guys" weekend. What starts out as a night of reminiscing and partying spirals into a weekend that will change all of their lives forever. The guys quickly learn that time changes people. The guys went to New Orleans to party, but they all get a little something extra."

Title:  Lagniappe
Author:  Brian W. Smith
Publisher:  Hollygrove Publisher
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Lagniappe" by Brian W. Smith

My Thoughts....

Wow, this is what did happen when four military friends [Nick, Derek, Carmelo and Hamilton] take a trip 'down memory lane'...a reunion to New Orleans.  Yes, this will be two nights of fun but who would have ever thought that taking a trip down memory lane may not have been the best route to have gone on for these friends.  What will happen when 'secrets' start to come out that will change their lives forever?

What is going on with Ni…

My Wife My Baby...And Him By: Shelia E. Lipsey[Bell]

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"In the fifth installment of the My Son's Wife series, Senior Pastor Stiles Graham and First Lady Detria Graham s marriage is rapidly falling apart, thanks to her adulterous ways. Stiles had hoped and prayed that the time they spent away from Memphis would make their marriage stronger, but after just months from returning from Myrtle Beach, Stiles questions whether that is truly the case.When whats done in the dark comes to light, and Stiles discovers that Detria is cheating on him with his good friend, Skip Madison, the marriage quickly unravels. This startling revelation brings out the worse in Stiles Graham, and leads to his eventual downfall. During the midst of it all, Detria learns that she is pregnant. As much as she wanted to steer clear of Skip Madison and give her marriage to Stiles a fighting chance, her heart says something different. Now she finds herself worried about who is the father of her unborn child. Turmoil, trouble, deception and di…

My Sister My Momma My Wife By: Shelia E. Lipsey [Bell]

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"The 4th installment in the My Son's Series and Stiles Graham is the proud father of a little girl by his wife, Detria. Although he loves his role as daddy, he doesn't act so happy when it comes to his role as husband. His mind continues to have thoughts about his ex-wife, Rena who seems to have moved on with her life in Andover, Massachusetts with none other than Robert Becton. Stiles is further stunned beyond belief when he uncovers secrets that have been hidden away for years about the Graham family. In his search to heal the wounds of the past, he is hit with the truth about his very own mother, his one and only sister, Francesca (Frankie) and his new wife, Detria. What does a man of God do when the enemy pulls out all stops to destroy everything that he has believed in, including God's mercy and grace."

Title:  My Sister My Momma My Wife
Author:  Shelia E. Lipsey [Bell]
Publisher:  Bonita and Hodge Publishing Group, Inc.
Series:  My Son&…

My Son's Next Wife By: Shelia E. Lipsey [Bell]

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"First Lady Audrey Graham is gone and her husband suffers from loneliness and the after-effects of his second stroke. Their son, Stiles, now minister of his father s church, is engaged to Detria and has found happiness at last despite his heartbreaking divorce from Rena. Rena s now living in another state and has found a new love herself, Robert, though she resists his marriage proposals because she doesn t feel she could ever be completely forgiven for her past sins. Things take a turn for the worse when Stiles father suffers another stroke and Detria has a miscarriage, and his faith is tested like never before. But who knows in whose arms he will land up in the page-turning conclusion to My Son s Wife series!"

Title:  My Son's Next Wife
Author:  Shelia E. Lipsey [Bell]
Publisher:  Urban Books
Series:  My Son's Wife #3
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"My Son's Next Wife"  by Shelia E. Lipsey [Bell]

My Thoughts....

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My Son's Ex-Wife By: Shelia E. Bell [Lipsey]

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"In this sequel to "My Son's Wife," Stiles has divorced Rena and she's left town. But when Pastor Chauncey Graham's health takes a tragic turn for the worse, it brings the Graham family, and Stiles's ex-wife, back together again, and there is unfinished business."

Title:  My Son's Ex-Wife
Author:  Shelia E. Bell [Lipsey]
Publisher:  Urban Books
Series:  My Son's Wife #2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"My Son's Ex-Wife"  by Shelia E. Bell [Lipsey]

My Thoughts....

Continuing on from this author's series ...My Son's Wife...and this one...'My Son's Ex-Wife was another good read.  Again with some realistic characters that are well developed, defined and oh so believable...all giving the reader another good read of redemption and forgiveness by this author.I thought a lots of that scripture...'I can do all things through Christ Jesus.  Anyway moving on I found this author reall…

My Son's Wife By Shelia E. Lipsey

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"The bestselling author of "Into Each Life" and "Sinsatiable" delivers a powerful Christian novel with a gripping and intriguing contemporary storyline."

Title:  My Son's Wife
Author:  Shelia E. Lipsey
Publisher:  Urban Christian
Series: My Son's Wife #1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"My Son's Wife" by Shelia E. Lipsey

My Thoughts....

What a read that had such so many secrets, lies and real life drama that will definitely keep your attention till the end. This author really gives us a read of real life situations that are so realistic and has happened in so many families. The characters were off the chain...from Pastor, First Lady Audrey Graham, Rena Francesca,to Stiles...all giving the reader one good read of what could go on behind closed doors.  The tough word in the read is the word 'forgiveness' because it is so important all the way through this read as you will be left wanting what…

Tethered Angel By: T. M. Brown

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"This is the Part 2 of Struggles of the Women Folk. Angel, Georgie's daughter tells you what occurs before, during and after her abduction. The story takes place during the turbulent 1950s. Accompany Angel as she travels the world with Miss Emily Barker and Angel's mother's husband Ricky."

Title:  Tethered Angel
Author:  T. M. Brown
Publisher:  Createspace
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Tethered Angel" by T. M.  Brown

My Thoughts....

A very touching story...of Angel young black girl in the 50's who was the daughter of 'Georgie and Donnie' that endured quite a bit from the hands of Miss Emily Baker.  I will say that lady definitely made Angel's abduction so very captivating giving the read a very interesting read.  As Angel is drawn into Miss Emily manipulation, craziness and  strangeness and let's not leave out that hold she had on Ricky. Will Angel make it back to her mom Georgie before it is to…

Heavy Love: A BBW BWWM Destination Romance By: Amarie Avant

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"When her longtime boyfriend, Carlton, proves to be nothing more than empty words and wasted time, Angelique Curtis, better known as Jelly, heeds the advice she gives her clients by finally putting herself first.
The curvy beauty leaves logic by the wayside, and travels to Spain for an impromptu vacation; a trip meant to find herself and calm her heart.
There she meets Franco de León, a world-renowned chef with a heartache of his own. Despite differences and barriers between them, sparks fly and inspire feelings in Jelly that make her question everything she thinks she knows about life and even love."

Title:  Heavy Love  Author:  Amarie Avant Publisher:  Blu Savanti Press Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Heavy Love:  A BBW BWWM Destination Romance" by Amarie Avant
My Thoughts....

Where would you find two souls that needed love in this story?  For Angelique [Jelly] and Franco seemed to want to make a start at this thing  called lov…

The Life of Payne By Shelia E. Bell

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"Fifteen-year-old freshman, Payden Lamar Washington, who everyone calls Payne, attends Fairley High School. Unlike most teenagers, Payne anxiously looks forward to getting up and going to school every day. It is his only getaway from a mother addicted to drugs, five brothers and sisters, one of whom is mentally challenged, and a life that he wishes was just a nightmare that he could wake up from. School, his love of art, and music, plus his girlfriend, Marissa Johnson, are the only means of escape he seems to find. But even in that, there are times when love, happiness and normalcy of a teenager elude him no matter what he does, or where he tries to escape. What will it take for things to change for him and his brothers and sisters? Will God answer his prayer and let him have a normal life, or will he always be destined to live a life of pain?"

Title:  The Life of Payne
Author:  Shelia E.Bell
Publisher:  Bonita and Hodge Publishing Group, Inc.
Series:  B…

House of Cars By Shelia E.Lipsey

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"Fourteen year old high school freshman Nyl Person is the boy every freshman girl at Fairley High would like to call boyfriend. He is popular, cute and one of the leading players on the high school varsity basketball team. Sierra James with her thick locks of natural hair and the captain of the Fairley High cheerleading squad, is pretty, smart and the most popular girl in ninth grade, and she has a mission to make Nyl her boyfriend. Nyl likes her too and would jump at the chance to have Sierra as his girlfriend. But it isn't so easy for Nyl because he has a secret that no one at Fairley knows about which is Nyl, his little sister and his father have practically been living in the family Yukon since the death of his mom. What will happen if his secret comes out? What will he do? What about the girl he wants to make his girlfriend, Sierra James. Can she fall for a homeless boy when she practically lives in the lap of luxury?"

Title:  House of Cars
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Only In My Dreams By: Shelia Bell

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"Fantasia Runsome has it all - beauty, brains, her own art galleries, homes across the country, and everything else money can buy. What Fantasia doesn't have and never has desired is LOVE. She holds on to bitterness and anger from when her father died when she was just a young girl. Fantasia swears that she will never fall in love because she doesn't want to experience the hurt, pain and grief that her mother Ruth Runsome went through when her husband (Fantasia's father) died. A highly religious man, Fantasia feels that God destroyed their once perfect family. To top it off, her brother, Prodigal, also experienced the ultimate pain when he not only lost his leg in a terrible fire, but he also lost his wife to cancer, leaving Prodigal with two small children to raise. Fantasia has no reason to trust or believe in God, and she definitely has no room for a man in her life...unless it's a man that she seems to find Only In Her Dreams.


Randall Hughe…

Into Each Life By: Shelia E. Lipsey

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"Prodigal Runsome and Teary Fullalove were inseparable as children. As an adolescent, Prodigal becomes attracted to beautiful Faith Meadows, but his heart still yearns for his best friend...and when Teary experiences betrayal at the hands of a womanizer, he's there for her. But will he reject the love he and Faith have shared to be with Teary?"

Title:  Into Each Life
Author: Shelia E. Lipsey
Publisher:  Urban Christmas
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"Into Each Life"  by Shelia E. Lipsey

My Thoughts...

I loved this beautifully well written Christian story of Prodigal and Teary that starts at childhood and goes though to their adulthood.  The novel is full of 'love, friendship, heartaches,death, betrayal, family, disappointment, tragedy, twist and turns and so much more.'  "Into Each Life" which was the appropriate title for this novel will definitely keep your attention all the way to the end. Now, I will sa…

Always, Now and Forever Loves Hurts By: Sheila E. Lipsey

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"From verbal insults to physical abuse, wealthy and successful novelist Clarye Dawson had tasted a little bit of all that life had to offer, except true unconditional love. When she laid eyes on the handsome, charming and equally wealthy business owner, Gavin Elliston, she had no idea that her life, despite her physical disability, was about to take on a drastic change, and would never be the same."

Title:  Always, Now and Forever Love Hurts
Author:  Sheila E. Lipsey
Publisher:  S. E. L.
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"Always, Now and Forever Love Hurts" by Sheila E. Lipsey

My Thoughts....

My, my, my what a emotional dramatic read this author gives to the reader.  I will say this was one of those reads that had me on pins and needles all the way through it.  At times I didn't know whether to feel sorry for the heroine [Clarye] or not because at time she seemed so lost and would not listen to anyone that was trying to help her…

Your Spouse, My Sponsor 2 By: Pebbles Starr

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"Kirby Caldwell never planned on falling for a married man. She certainly never anticipated being swept off her feet by his 20-year old nephew Grip. The odds are stacked against them in this fast-paced, action-packed sequel. Can their love triumph despite new love interests and past enemies looking to get even? Your Spouse, My Sponsor 2 is a rollicking ride filled with drama, betrayal, and unexpected twists that will leave you in awe."

Title:  Your Spouse, My Sponsor 2
Author:  Pebbles Starr
Series:  Book 2
Publisher:  Jade Publications
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five
Review:

"Your Spouse, My Sponsor 2" by Pebbles Starr

My Thoughts...

All I can say is that this author really knows how to keep the readers attention.  This novel was so full of 'secrets, lies and betrayal' along with so many twist and turns and drama.  I am so glad that this author gives the reader a good finished.  All of these characters were really some interes…

Behave By: Andromeda Romano-Lax

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“The mother begins to destroy the child the moment it's born,” wrote the founder of behaviorist psychology, John B. Watson, whose 1928 parenting guide was revered as the child-rearing bible. For their dangerous and “mawkish” impulses to kiss and hug their child, “most mothers should be indicted for psychological murder.”

Behave is the story of Rosalie Rayner, Watson's ambitious young wife and the mother of two of his children.

In 1920, when she graduated from Vassar College, Rayner was ready to make her mark on the world. Intelligent, beautiful, and unflappable, she won a coveted research position at Johns Hopkins assisting the charismatic celebrity psychologist John B. Watson. Together, Watson and Rayner conducted controversial experiments on hundreds of babies to prove behaviorist principles. They also embarked on a scandalous affair that cost them both their jobs—and recast the sparkling young Rosalie Rayner, scientist and thinker, as Mrs. John Watson, wi…

North of Here By: Laurel Saville

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"The sounds of unexpected tragedies—a roll of thunder, the crash of metal on metal—leave Miranda in shock amid the ruins of her broken family.

As she searches for new meaning in her life, Miranda finds quiet refuge with her family’s handyman, Dix, in his cabin in the dark forests of the Adirondack Mountains. Dix is kind, dependable, and good with an ax—the right man to help the sheltered Miranda heal—but ultimately, her sadness creates a void even Dix can’t fill.

When a man from her distant past turns up, the handsome idealist now known as Darius, he offers Miranda a chance to do meaningful work at The Source, a secluded property filled with his nature worshipers. Miranda feels this charismatic guru is the key to remaking her life, but her grief and desire for love also create an opportunity for his deception. And in her desperate quest to find herself after losing almost everything, Miranda and Dix could pay a higher price than they ever imagined."

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Monday [Timeless Teaser] By: E. L. Todd

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"I don’t believe in destiny.

In fate.

Or in soul mates.

But I believe in Hawke.

My life has never been whole since my parents left forever. I have my brother, someone I can barely tolerate most of the time, and I have my best friend, Marie.

And I have myself.

But when Hawke walks into my life, there’s an immediate connection. Our eyes lock and an unspoken conversation is exchanged. For the first time in my life, I actually feel something.

But he doesn’t.

He keeps me at arm’s length and pretends there’s nothing between us when there clearly is. I’m not the kind of girl to wait around for any guy, so I don’t.

But that doesn’t mean he isn’t in the back of my mind.

Our paths cross again in a way neither one of us expect and it changes everything. Was it destiny that made it happen? Was it fate?

Or was something else?" 

Title:  Monday [Timeless Teaser] Author:  E. L. Todd Publisher:  Fallen Publishing Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Four Review:
"Monday [Timele…

Broken Heart By: Tyora Moody

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"In the past year Detective Josephine “Jo” Reed-Powell brought down one of the most notorious serial killers in a decade in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County. When Jo arrives at a new crime scene, something seems very familiar to her. She immediately thinks she may be dealing with a copycat killer. Or is she?

How can she keep her mind on finding a killer when her life is falling apart? Jo is struggling with her shattered marriage knowing her husband, Bryan Powell, has had an affair. As Jo questions the twists and turns of her murder investigations, can she let God mend her broken heart?"

Title:  Broken Heart Author:  Tyora Moody Publisher:  Tymm Publishing, LLC Series:  The Reed Family Volume 1 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Broken Heart" by Tyora Moody
My Thoughts...

I have read many of this author reads and I will say this one didn't disappoint me at all.  This one had a little bit of it all from mystery, thriller, suspense an…

Shades of Chocolate By: Cecelia Dowdy

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"Toni enjoys making chocolate treats in her bakery. Haunted by her abusive past, she struggles with her faith in God. Her world changes when a handsome stranger arrives, reminiscing about his childhood. Jason Matthews misses his days of working in his family's pastry shop. Estranged from his father, he longs to rediscover the joy and comfort from baking. When Toni's life is threatened, Jason realizes how deeply he cares for her. Can Toni and Jason overcome their pasts and learn to trust one another?"

Title:  Shades of Chocolate
Author:  Cecelia Dowdy
Publisher: C.D.
Series:  The Bakery Romance Series Book 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five
Review:

"Shades of Chocolate" by Cecelia Dowdy

My Thoughts....

What a wonderful Christian romance read that was full of 'faith, family and love' that comes for Toni and Jason beautifully told story in this second series...'The Bakery Romance Book 2.'  How these two met was defin…

Merry "Chris"Mas By: Clare Dargin

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"[Menage Amour: Erotic Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, HEA] Jilly Reimers wants love but can't find it. Chris Spinell is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who suffers from PTSD and a haunting feeling that something is missing in his life. Chris Poole is also an Afghanistan war veteran is ready to break out of his shell but is unsure how. With Christmas just around the corner, they decide not to spend it alone. Believing The Love Play Matchmaking Service to be just what they need for a night of fun and passion, they sign up. But when the guys show up and see that they've been set up on a menage, the only one happy about it is Jilly. Their consultant, called an Eros, assures Jilly that the service has a perfect track record but she's certain they'll be the first ones to get their money back. Will they have a very merry Christmas? Or will the three spend yet another one alone? ** A Siren Erotic Romance"

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Wolf's Blade By: Clare Dargin

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"Samantha Dixon rescues a wounded wolf shifter in the woods near her home … and unwittingly gets drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a murderer. Callum Blake is on the trail of an evil man who would be king of all wolfkind, no matter the cost … it’s up to Callum to stop him. How can Callum fulfill his duty to protect his pack and save the woman who is destined to be his mate? Filled with passion, action, and suspense, Wolf’s Blade is Book 1 of Clare Dargin’s new paranormal romance series, The Paladins.

Callum Blake is the lead Paladin for his pack. He is on a mission to capture Eryx Leva, a murderer who has stolen a sacred dagger that will enable him to become king of all wolfkind. Obsessed with his sworn duty to protect the knife at all costs, the last thing Callum expects is to run into his fated mate. Determined to make Eryx face pack justice, Callum believe he has no time for love or claiming a mate. But does the goddess who sent him on thi…

He Changed My Name By: Unoma Nwankwor

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"Eager to escape the hypocrisy of the church and build her singing career, pop sensation, Ayanti “Yanni” Effiong enters and wins The Next World Star. Apart from fulfilling her dream, her move to America offers the perfect opportunity to help young female immigrants. A cause she pursues with a passion until fame takes over. Fifteen years later, broke, dumped and fresh out of jail, she begins to regret the lifestyle and name she created for herself. Mensah Afortey is on the brink of losing the church he put his heart and soul into for the past seven years. This years’ Valentine Day gala is his last attempt to raise money for the church. Everything is set but they need a big name to pull in donations. Just as he is about to give up, in walks “Yanni.” When he agreed for Ayanti to serve community service under his church he didn’t know she was the same person as the embattled star.
While she pays her debt to society, the last thing she wants to do is perform on a da…

SinSatiable By Shelia E. Lipsey

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"Aisha's faith is sorely tested when she is confronted with having to relocate her dance studio if she cannot come up with the money to purchase the building. Instead of turning to God for help, she takes matters into her own hands. "

"Twenty-four-year-old Aisha Carlisle has the kind of life most people would envy. Successful and attractive, Aisha not only owns an inner-city dance studio, she has dashing bachelor, Chandler Larson, dangling on her arm and in her heart.  Once rooted and grounded in her Christian faith, an unquenchable thirst to make quick cash draws her into a secret society comprised of some of the wealthiest men in the world.  The cost she pays for turning against her faith is tremendous.  Will the faith she so willingly relinquished free her from the sinful life she has chosen?  Will her lust for the forbidden ruin her relationship with the man she loves?  Is she too deep into corruption for God to pull her out of the trenches …

True Beauty By: Shelia E. Lipsey

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"True Beauty is the second book in the Beautiful Ugly book series. Layla, Kacie and Envy maintain their tight bond of friendship. They are determined to learn from the mistakes of their past so they can boldly step into their futures."

True Beauty is the second book in the Beautiful Ugly series. Layla, Kacie and Envy maintain their tight bond of friendship. They are determined to learn from the mistakes of their past so they can boldly step into their futures. Layla’s drastic blessing through tragedy opens doors that she never thought possible. She’s determined to live her life to the fullest, but as she moves forward with a new body and a new man, Layla forgets who used to be the most important man in her life – God. After heartbreak, and with sometimes-wavering support from Layla and Envy, Kacie tries hard to pick up the broken pieces of her life so that she can concentrate on raising her seven kids as a single mom. While there is no mistaking Envy’s …