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I Fell In Love With A Real Street Nigga By: Pebbles Starr

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"Khari finds herself in a sticky situation when she falls for her cousin's boyfriend. The intelligent, charismatic, and handsome Constantine "Cue" Saldana. He's everything she ever wanted in a man...but there's only one problem. She already has a man of her own. A ruthless Caribbean king pin serving a 10-year bid that's not willing to let her go without a fight. Aubrey will stop at nothing to keep his fiancé Khari right where he wants her--even if it means using manipulation and murder. As far as he is concerned, she belongs to him and he'll go to great lengths to ensure that everyone knows it, including Cue.

Kylie has been wrapped around Jamaal's finger for as long as she can remember. He's used and abused her at every turn but for some reason she just can't seem to stay away. When he pops back up in her life with a get rich quick scheme, Kylie cannot resist. Will her love and devotion for the bad boy she can't …

The Audubon Park Murders By: Brian W. Smith

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"A beautiful college student is killed in Audubon Park - just a few feet away from St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. There were no witnesses. The case is handed to newly minted detective, Elizabeth Silverman. It isn't long before Elizabeth realizes there are multiple people who had an incentive to murder the young woman. Elizabeth is in over her head on this one, but she has a secret weapon - legendary detective Donald "Sleepy" Carter. But, there is one catch, everyone at the New Orleans Police Department believes Sleepy Carter is dead - and that's exactly the way Elizabeth and Sleepy like it."

Title:  The Audubon Park Murder
Author:  Brian W. Smith
Series:  Sleepy Carter Mystery Book 1
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
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"The Audubon Park Murder" by Brian W. Smith

My Thoughts....

I must say I loved this thriller mystery by this author.  I read the second novel first and now that I have read this first of the 'Sl…

Close to Home By: Brian W. Smith

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"Vera Gordon is tired of her husband cheating on her. One night she follows him to his lovers house and kills them both. Justified? If so, then why did this crime passion lead her to standing on the tallest bridge in New Orleans recounting the series of events that transpired. There is much more to this crime than meets the eye."
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"Vera Gordon is tired of her husband cheating on her. One night she follows him to his lovers house and kills them both. Justified? If so, then why did this crime passion lead her to standing on the tallest bridge in New Orleans recounting the series of events that transpired. There is much more to this crime than meets the eye."


Title:  Close to Home A Novella
Author:  Brian W. Smith
Publisher: B. W. S.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
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"Close to Home" by Brian W. Smith


My Thoughts...

All I can say is wow!  I truly didn't see that coming! This author as always know how to ge…

The Memory of Lemon By: Judith Fertig

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"The author of The Cake Therapist returns with another sweet and emotional tale featuring Neely, the baker with a knack for finding exactly the right flavor for any occasion...

A crisp tang of citrus that is at once poignant and familiar, sharpening the senses and opening the mind to possibilities once known and long forgotten...

Claire “Neely” Davis is no ordinary pastry chef. Her flavor combinations aren’t just a product of a well-honed palate: she can “taste” people’s emotions, sensing the ingredients that will touch her customers’ souls. Her gift has never failed her—until she meets a free-spirited bride-to-be and her overbearing society mother. The two are unable to agree on a single wedding detail, and their bickering leaves Neely’s intuition frustratingly silent—right when she needs it most.

Between trying to navigate a divorce, explore a new relationship, and handle the reappearance of her long-absent father, Neely is struggling to make sense of her o…

First Comes Love By: Emily Giffin

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"In this dazzling new novel, Emily Giffin, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only introduces a pair of sisters who find themselves at a crossroads.

Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing; Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes their family, their different responses to the event splinter their delicate bond.

Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother—a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend’s daughter ends up in her class. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands.

On the outside, Meredith…

Momma's Journey To Hell And Back By: Cynthia Amis Dickerson

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Title:  Momma's Journey To Hell And Back By:  Cynthia Amis Dickerson Publication:  Lift Bridge Publishing Series:  Second Book to: "Momma Said, "Hit 'em Back" Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Momma's Journey To Hell and Back" by Cynthia Amis Dickerson
Book Description:
"Momma’s Journey to Hell and Back! 
Louvenia Johnson is back and ready to describe what happens to her when she mysteriously disappears after confessing her sins at the church altar in the book, Momma Said, Hit ‘Em Back! Louvenia, who is addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, violence and engages in criminal acts, describes her life that begins with dark unspeakable acts that are inflicted upon her in secret during her childhood.

In this sequel, Louvenia paints a horrific picture of what happens to abused children who grow up to be angry adults who, in turn, abuse themselves and anyone they encounter. She finds she is incapable of loving herself, her children, family,…

Next To Never By: A. L. Long

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Romance, Romantic Erotica, BDSM

"Rade Matheson is a young successful businessman with over a billion dollars in assets. His only objective is to find the man who embezzled millions from one of his companies. What he finds is the innocence of the only women who can lead him to his stolen money and the man responsible. The only problem is he can’t get enough of her. One wrong decision could cause him to lose her forever

All Dylan Adams wanted was to get her life back on track. After the death of her fiancée she knew she needs to move on. So she opens her heart to Rade Matheson only to find she is falling for a man who in the end betrays her trust." 
Title:  Next to Never Author:  A. L. Long Publisher: Wordclay
Series:  Shattered Innocence Trilogy Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Four Review:
"Next To Never" by A. L. Long
My Thoughts...
This novel was quite a interesting story that did leave me with so many unanswered questions an…

Juice It to Lose It: Lose Weight and Feel Great in Just Five Days By: Joe Cross

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"The quick and easy diet plan to help you lose weight and feel great!
If you've been looking for a weight loss solution that works, you are in the right place! In Juice It To Lose It you'll find a simple, foolproof plan to jumpstart a change in your life, your health and your waistline in just 5 days. By picking up this book, you've already taken the first step in getting past the road blocks that are keeping you from weight loss and a healthier life.
When you consume only juice, your system is flooded with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that help your body stay strong and vibrant. Research shows that well-balanced diets rich in fruits and vegetables may help to decrease your risk of certain diseases. One of the easiest ways to get a lot more plant food into your diet - particularly if you're not used to eating it regularly - is to juice it!
· Simple to follow 5-day juicing plan
· Comprehensive shopping lists
· Easy 5-i…

Ask Me Again - Second Chance Book 1 By: Theresa Hodge

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"It took twelve long years for Alyssa Darden to come home. A place she promised to never revisit again. The loss of a dear friend sent her back to a place of old hurts that she must confront before she can truly live again. Drake Peterson knows he was the cause of so much pain to the only woman he ever truly loved. He wants to set things right and he's not going to lose the one opportunity to prove that a love like theirs will never die. Alyssa has moved on with her life. She has a man who loves her, a career and friends in a new city that she calls home. She must fight Drake's charismatic sway to try again...to open up her heart to the possibility of loving him again. Will fate drive two hearts to open up to love again? Can past hurts and betrayal be healed through loving again? Or, will forgiveness open the door to second chances?"

Title:  Ask Me Again
Author:  Theresa Hodge
Series:  Second Chance Book 1
Publisher:  Nayberry Publications
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On a Knife's Edge- the Prequel By: Lynda Bailey

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"READERS PLEASE NOTE THIS FREE SHORT STORY IS NOT A STAND-ALONE!!!

She was once his sweet salvation…
Lynch Callan has been a dead man walking most of his life—nothing out of the ordinary for a member of the 5th Street biker gang. There was a brief period, though, when she made him believe he could be more. That he could be worthy of her, and her love. To protect her, and keep their relationship from being discovered, he went to prison. Except now the Streeters are in danger. But in order to save his crew, he must first betray them. If caught, he’ll end up dead for sure. It’ll be the mother of all balancing acts—especially with her in the picture. But Lynch will do whatever is necessary to protect the people he loves.

He was once her deepest desire…
Shasta Albright doesn’t break the rules. Not anymore. As an unruly teenager, she defied her family at every turn…even secretly befriending, then dating, then falling in love with a bad boy Streeter. Finally her…

Flawless: A Street Love Tale By: Jade Jones

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"THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NOVEL FROM JADE JONES

Romeo and Desmond moved to Atlanta in hopes of flourishing from the success of their unlawful but prosperous business. Two small time hoodlums turned big time entrepreneurs, these Cali boys are just trying to get it at any and all costs. But when greed, betrayal, and a plan gone wrong comes into play, these two friends' very foundation is shaken. Can they stay afloat in spite of it all, or will they lose what they worked so hard to build together. Shayla Edwards is a spoiled little rich girl who's always walked the path that was chosen by her wealthy successful parents. However, things become a whole lot interesting when she meets a sexy D-boy that changes her entire life forever. Romeo is everything Shayla's ever wanted in a man, but will she be able to tolerate the dangerous life he lives? Kimberlyn Lopez was used to living the lavish life before her fiancee Cool was locked up on drug charges, leavin…

His Pepper Heart By: Brandy Heineman

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"Their date was entirely forgettable. The meal maxed out the spicy scale; the conversation, not so much. If she hadn’t stolen Zachary’s journal–or read the stupid thing–she never would’ve fallen for him. Fessing up is unpalatable, but unless she returns the journal, how will she have a prayer of seeing her name peppered across its pages?

This quirky romance is a snack-sized story that satisfies. More than foodie fiction—it’s a literary small plate, loaded with savory scenes and a long finish that lingers well after the characters have left the table.

Published in connection with Hartline Literary Agency, serving the Christian book community. Visit us at www.hartlineliterary.com."

Title:  His Pepper Heart Author:  Brandy Heineman Publisher:  B. H. Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review:
"His Pepper Heart"  by Brandy Heineman
My Thoughts....
This was a short engaging story of love not only of the 'heroine' but also its  'peppers.&#…

Monday [Timeless Series #1] 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 it something else?"

Title:  Monday
Author:  E. L. Todd Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Series:  Timeless Series #1 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: …

Beautiful Entourage By: E. L. Todd

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"Standalone. No Cliffhanger. HEA. Remaining books in the series can be read in any order.

Being a professional escort comes with its vices. To keep women from getting too clingy, stop them from dropping their panties, and silence them before they can blurt the L word, Rhett has made certain rules. He never breaks them.

Ever.

1. No Kissing.
2. No Feelings.
3. And definitely, absolutely, no sex.

But when Aspen, a beautiful brunette, hires him to help repair her image to her family, things get complicated. Rhett's never had a problem separating work from pleasure. But now work and pleasure seem to be one and the same."

Title:  Beautiful Entourage Author:  E. L. Todd Publisher:  Fallen Publishing Series:  Beautiful Entourage # 1 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Beautiful Entourage" by E. L. Todd
My Thoughts....

Good read with a intriguing story with some interesting characters especially Aspen and Rhett.  I loved how things were chang…

Daddy Issues By: Ms. T. Nicole

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"What’s done in the dark, comes to the light, and that reality is tested when two sisters, have to return to their hometown to say their final goodbyes to their daddy. While this is a trying and conflicting time, the deep, dark, dirty secrets they’ve been hiding since childhood could potentially break the already shaky bond between the family, and destroy what little sanity they have left. Does the truth set you free? That question will finally be answered for every member of this family, and it’s going to take a lot of faith and strength to get through!"
Title:  Daddy Issues
Author:  Ms. T Nicole
Publisher: M. T. N.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five
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"Daddy Issues" by Ms. T Nicole

My Thoughts....

Wow!  This was one very emotional read that is in cased with a lots of drama.  I don't know where to start without giving too much of the story away...so I will try to keep this short ha ha and in the end have the readers wanting to r…