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His Melody By: Amarie Avant

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"Before I laid eyes on him, I fell, which says a lot since my heart wasn’t built to fall in love...


Five years ago, Melody Bradford fell in love with and married songwriter, Kiel McIssac. He transformed her sorrows into love songs and became everything her heart craves. Kiel was the only one that has ever been able to break down her walls enough to see the girl underneath the shell.
But Melody is damaged deeper than Kiel knows, with a pain that runs far back into her past and creeps out in her present. Deciding that Kiel deserves better, Melody makes the hard choice to rip her own heart out and let him go. Yet Kiel won’t go quietly… not when his own heart is living inside every breath his wife takes. He loves her completely, for all her flaws, imperfections and resistance – she is everything he needs, and the only one he sings about.
Yet Melody has secrets buried dark and deep in her soul, secrets that could finally push him away and destroy everything they ha…

Desiring The Darkness By: Shiela Stewart

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"With the cloak of darkness surrounding Jacob's Cove, Dante Vega must work to protect the humans from the blood-thirsty vampires trying to take over the human race. When a half-naked young woman races into his arms begging him to protect her, he is compelled to help despite the fact that she is a vampire.

Before all hell broke loose, Gypsy Dawn was an average woman carrying on with her ordinary life...until she's turned into a vampire. With no family and no where to go, she clings to Dante. Aside from his dark, mysterious, good looks, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him. And when his life is threatened she discovers just how protective she has become.

Trying to bring back the sun is not easy, especially when the creature responsible, has gone into hiding. With Dante's long lost brother working with the enemy, one friend is killed and another is taken hostage."

Title:  Desiring The Darkness Author:  Shiela Stewart Publisher:  Champagne B…

Seducing The Darkness By: Shiela Stewart

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"Cast out by her kind, Trinity Ford has learned to live on her own and not an easy thing to do when you're a vampire.

Trinity was once a fragile girl. Being taken by a powerful vampire prince changed her. Discovering him in the arms of another woman changed destiny. Alone, she's learned fast how to be tough, how to survive, and how to protect the people in her city from the evil that lurks in the dark. She was managing just fine, until Basil walked back into her life.

Basil Hawthorn has been the reigning prince of vampires since banishing his father to the Realm of Dark Mystics decades earlier. When a prophetic dream makes him realize Trinity's life is at risk, he decides the only way to save her is to push her away. Doing so is not easy. Trinity is the only woman he has ever loved, ever will love, and he can't seem to let her go.

When rumors arise of a plan to raise the King and blot out the sun, both Trinity and Basil know they must do everythi…

Cedar Woman By: Debra Shiveley Welch

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"Lena Cedar Woman Young Bear, a daughter of the Lakota Sioux, opens the first high-end Native American restaurant in Central Ohio.

This is her story.

Born in May Hill, Ohio, Lena Cedar Woman travels to Columbus at age 12 after tragedy befalls her family. Here, in the capital city, a chance encounter leads her to her destiny.

Walk with her as she changes the lives and fortunes of those she loves.

Follow her to powwow where she meets her half-side.

Rejoice with her at the grand opening of her restaurant.

Cedar Woman allows the reader to learn the ways, and some of the language of The People, while also offering romance and discovery."

Title:  Cedar Woman Author:  Debra Shiveley Welch Publisher:  Saga Books Series:  The Cedar Woman Saga Book 1 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five Review:
"Cedar Woman" by Debra Shiveley Welch
My Thoughts....


This 'Native American' story was very well written with some very interesting characters that will …

The Only Best Place By: Carolyne Aarsen

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"When her husband moves her and their two children from her great career and her life in the big city to his boyhood home back in Holmes Crossing, Alberta, a.k.a., nowhere, to help with the struggling family farm, Leslie feels disoriented and lost. Her five year plan had never included being a farmer's wife but now she's helping move cows, feed chickens and trying to find her way through the VandeKeere family interactions where she doesn't feel she fits in. The fact that the move was only temporary helped her go along with this detour in their life. That and the fact that their marriage was on shaky ground. Leslie hopes taking a break from their previous life will help her and her husband rekindle their marriage. But when her husband hits that the move might be permanent, she has to decide what to do. As she faces questions about her marriage and her faith in a God she didn't know much of before, Leslie has to struggle to find the only best pl…

When a Rich Thug Wants You By: Pebbles Starr

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"Get ready to meet Raelyn, Symba, and Blue! These 3 friends go through it all together including relationships, heartaches, and drama. But things really get interesting when Caesar and his boy Canyon come into the picture. These rich thugs have always been ones to get whatever they want--even sexy, stubborn women who think they can't be tamed!"

Title:  When  A Rich Thug  Wants You
Author:  Pebbles Starr
Publisher:  Jade Publications
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"When a Rich Thug Wants You" by Pebbles Starr

My Thoughts....

This was another one of this author's good reads...a good urban fiction with a little bit of it all straight from the hood!  From some intriguing well development of characters...from the three friends Raelyn, Blue & Symba, then there is Jett, Caesar, Canyon, Deon, Zac, Ace, Roman to a few others will keep this storyline popping from one drama to the next crazy twist and turns and suspense to the …

Tainted Love: A Gripping Psychological Thriller & Family Saga By: Erin Cawood

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"For anyone in a relationship, the words 'we need to talk' can only mean one thing. In the last twenty-two years, the McKenzies have been through it, survived it, learned by it, and grown stronger from it, because life didn't stop for breath when they needed it. Amongst the tears and the tragedies, the hopes and happiness, they've built something amazing: a happy family, a luxury lifestyle and a booming empire. Don't they deserve to have it all?

But for the perfect wife, those four sinister words mean something entirely different. They're a summons into a private world where what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors.

Faith has no doubt in Calvin's undying love for her. It's what kept her sane in the darkest hours. If only she could figure out what it is she does wrong... because it’s rapidly becoming apparent their tainted love is running out of time."

Title:  Tainted Love:  A Gripping Psychological Thrille…

Hope In Every Raindrop By: Wesley Banks

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"Small towns have big stories.” That was a lesson Katie’s father taught her years ago. A lesson she’s taken to heart. And right now, Katie is desperate for a big story. Reeling from the recent loss of her father and with her agent breathing down her neck for the next book, the twenty-one-year-old writer picks a spot on the map and finds herself bound for a middle-of-nowhere town called Bishopville, South Carolina.

Taking a chance on the words of a local grocer, Katie stumbles upon a rare breed of dogs raised by the town doctor and his nephew Kyle. The only problem? Kyle isn’t interested in telling stories—especially not to a big-city girl who can’t seem to sit still. In an attempt to win him over as the clock winds down, Katie finds herself immersed in Kyle’s world, doing everything but writing.

When inspiration finally strikes, Katie is faced with an unforeseen catastrophe and a truth she can no longer ignore. While she has come to love the dogs, the real sto…

Deliberate By: Dixie Burns

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"Leigh Blackburn is a busy woman. Head down and deep into a job, an eleven-year-old son, and a failing marriage, she hasn't got time for jury duty. Who does? However, the county court has other ideas. Serving on an all-female jury, she is forced to deliberate about more than the trial at hand. Old memories surface and Leigh makes a deliberate decision to take a hard look at her life and where it is going. I've certainly been there. Haven't you?"

Title:  Deliberate
Author:  Dixie Burns
Publisher:  Under the Live Oak
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Deliberate" by Dixie Burns

My Thoughts....

What a life Leigh Blackburn had and it definitely was not a easy one!  Who would have thought that after she  had been called to serve on a jury that her eyes would be opened about her life..with her husband and even her mother.  But one thing that is for sure Leigh knew that she had to get it all together not only for herself but …

Samantha Posey: Love Unfolded By: Shantee' A Parks

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"SAMANTHA POSEY is a wonderful party planner who does what it takes to make the party a success. She meets Jacob Latters, a successful business man, celebrity and millionaire playboy. Women are of no shortage to him, but finding love isn’t in the cards for him, though he wishes it was. Jacob has never met a woman like her. This is an encounter that will definitely change both of their lives. The sex is mind-blowing! She is so intoxicating to him he soon finds he just can’t leave Samantha Posey alone. They encounter one problem after another... kidnapping, lies, hypnosis, and families keeping them apart. Their addiction to one another is real. Will their love survive?"

Title:  Samantha Posey  Love Unfolded
Author:  Shantee' A. Parks
Publisher:  Amazon Digital Service
Series:  Samantha Posey Love Series # 1
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
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"Samantha Posey:  Love Unfolded" by Shantee' A. Parks

My Thoughts...

I will say this w…

A Pledge of Passion By: Victoria Vane

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"Only a madman makes a promise in the heat of passion...
During a midnight tryst in a moonlit garden, Nicolas Needham fell in love—only to walk away. As a younger son with few connections, his pride demanded that he better his circumstances before paying his suit to Lady Mariah. When Nicolas is finally given the opportunity he needs to advance—by negotiating a contract of matrimony on the British Envoy’s behalf—he is shocked to learn that the intended bride is the same woman to whom he once pledged himself.

And only a fool believes him....Lady Mariah Morehaven has lived a quiet, almost reclusive life in the country. While she accepts that marriage is her unavoidable destiny, as a baroness in her own right, and heir to one of the oldest and land-rich estates in England, she fears becoming the target of fortune hunters. Entrusting her cousin’s well-connected godmother to help her find a suitable match, Mariah is devastated to discover that the man sent to negotia…

Blood Defense (Samantha Brinkman #1) By: Marcia Clark

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"First in a new series from bestselling author and famed prosecutor Marcia Clark, a “terrific writer and storyteller” (James Patterson).
Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues. Sam lands a high-profile double-murder case in which one of the victims is a beloved TV star—and the defendant is a decorated veteran LAPD detective. It promises to be exactly the kind of media sensation that would establish her as a heavy hitter in the world of criminal law.
Though Sam has doubts about his innocence, she and her two associates (her closest childhood friend and a brilliant ex-con) take the case. Notorious for living by her own rules—and fearlessly breaking everyone else’s—Samantha pulls out all the stops in her quest to uncover evidence that will clear the detective. But when a shocking secret at the core of the case shatters …

Greek and Fiona 2: The Finale By: Pebbles Star and Chase Moore

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"Fiona never thought falling in love would potentially cost her life. Falling for an immediate member of the Konkwo Mafia Family has its privileges as well as its downfalls--for example an over controlling, power hungry father-in-law. Mazi will do any and everything to tear their union apart, even if it means spilling a little blood. Will Fiona and Greek be able to overcome the many obstacles laid before them? Or will they succumb to the forces fighting to keep them apart?

Tyler was always looking for the love in the wrong places, and she found it in a smooth talking, sexy Honduran by the name of Cruz. But everything that glitters isn't gold and Cruz is holding a deep, dark secret. Can Tyler make it out alive, and will she ever find the true love she feels she deserves?"

Title:  Greek and Fiona 2:  The Finale Author:  Pebbles Starr & Chase Moore Publisher:  Jade Publications Series:  A Love Story # 2 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:

Spirit Woman By: Debra Shiveley Welch

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"Nickie looks into the windows of the houses she passes. She had done so since a little girl: peering into the lighted rooms of other families, wondering if they were the kind of family she so longed for. Were they happy? Was everyone behind the panes of glass loved? All she wants is to be loved, to be one of those people behind the window, but love eludes her until she meets Jay.

Will he be the one to rescue her from loneliness, or will he make her wish that she could break through the window and run for her life?"

Title:  Spirit Woman Author:  Debra Shiveley Welch Publisher:  Red Road Books Series:  Cedar Woman Book 2 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Spirit Woman" by Debra Shiveley Welch
My Thoughts...

What good writing with some off the chart well developed, defined. portrayed and believable
characters [from Nickie, Shelagh, Boy Ladd, Rosie Logan Javen] only to name a few  that will definitely keep your attention on this subje…

Saddle Up By: Victoria Vane

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"Award-winning author Victoria Vane lets loose the fourth in the Hot Cowboy Nights series

WILD HORSES COULDN'T BRING THEM TOGETHER...
With exceptional talent and looks, cowboy "horse whisperer" Keith Russo once had the world at his feet - until his career was unwittingly destroyed by an aspiring filmmaker. After being rejected by his family for exploiting his Native American heritage, Keith has no choice but to turn back to his humble beginnings as a wild horse wrangler.

BUT MAYBE THEIR PASSION CAN...
Miranda Sutton always dreamed of making films, until wild mustangs captured her heart. But turning her grandmother's Montana ranch into a wild horse sanctuary proves harder than she thought. She needs someone who knows wild horses. Keith and the mustangs need each other. And while working together to save the herd, Keith and Miranda discover a passion as wild as the mustangs they love."

Title:  Saddle Up Author:  Victoria Vane Publisher:  Sour…

A Piece of Sunday's Soul: A BWWM Romance By: Theresa Hodge

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"Sunday Gallenger was only eighteen when she left home to follow her dreams. She was a sister with big times dreams and plenty of songs in her heart but no place but the privacy of her bedroom to sing them. One day she saw the chance to make her dream come true, so she left home without the blessings of her parents and headed for the bright lights of Nashville, Tennessee. Sunday’s soulful voice and determination to be the best led her to take the impossible chance of becoming the next big country star on a new show called "The American Dream."
Travis Lee was intrigued by Sunday “Soul” Gallenger. Not only was he one of the top ten country singers of all times, but he was one of the judges on The American Dream. His dark hair and smoldering eyes left women entranced and seeking his attention from all corners of the globe. His wanderlust spirit left a trail of broken hearted women in his wake. That was until the young, talented dark beauty by the name …

The Redemption of Julian Price By: Victorian Vane

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"She gave him a chance to bury his past… but the price would be his heart..

Burdened by the past… Orphaned at a young age and left to run wild, at eighteen Julian Price joins the fight against Napoleon in the hope of attaining honor. Devastated when his best friend, Thomas, is killed in battle, Julian returns home burdened with guilt, only to find his wastrel uncle has squandered his inheritance.

Desperate to live her own life… Facing a future of drudgery caring for her aging mother and raising her brother’s children, Henrietta Houghton believes her chance at a real life died with Thomas, the only man who ever wanted her. But Henrietta is still full of dreams. When her wealthy aunt, offers her a gift of ten thousand pounds, Henrietta finally has the chance to choose her own destiny.

Everything has a price...With a fortune at her command, Henrietta offers Julian a marriage of convenience, unaware that she really offers Julian a means of salvation—not just his f…

Reserve My Curves 3 By B. M. Hardin

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"Envy was no longer a woman down on her luck. She'd gone from rags to riches in just a short period of time, but what she'd had to do for the money, hadn't always been easy and would never be forgotten. Although Envy's days of having her curves reserved are finally over, life didn't exactly get better as she'd planned. The worst of her problems have just begun. She quickly learns that broke people problems and rich people problems are two very different things, and Envy wasn't exactly prepared for the challenges that a life of luxury would bring.
After learning a truth that she wasn't quite ready to receive, Envy had some tough decisions to make. The price for living a life of comfort was costly, but going back to struggling, for Envy, just wasn't an option. It was a sticky situation and the wrong choice, at the wrong time, could turn Envy's world upside down. And that meant losing everything that she'd worked so ha…

Meddling With Murder By: Elle Campbell

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"Crouch End Confidential, the agency started by housewife, Cathy O’Farrell, with ex-cleaner Pimple, is failing badly. Hardly surprising when their only clients are old ladies seeking lost pets. Until the strange case of the missing dog… Soon Cathy’s multiple problems include stolen bikes, a possible murder weapon, the sabotage of her friends’ new shop, drug-dealing yobbos targeting her children’s primary school and being forced to pose as the world’s most inept maths tutor. Worse, best friend Rosa hires her to investigate fiancé Alec and – horrors – Cathy’s husband Declan is intent on moving himself, Cathy and kids to the safer climes of rural Norfolk. Suddenly Cathy is endangering her marriage, friendships and her life to untangle these messes. But that’s what you get for meddling with murder…"

Title:  Meddling With Murder
Author:  Elle Campbell
Publisher:  Independently Published
Series:  End Confidential # 3
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
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