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Sometimes I'm In My Feelings By: Anna Black

Book Description....

"Don’t all women wish men came with a warning label or a caution sign? That would be ideal and save a lot of heartache and pain.
Meet Anika, Mia and Legacy. Three friends going through the trials and tribulations of love and heartache. Young and deep in love, they can’t seem to let go of the men they’ve fallen madly in love with.
When Anika is forced to face the truth she was so determined to find, her world comes crumbling down, and she has to decide whether to love herself first or stay in a relationship that could destroy her.
Mia is given a reality check and quickly learns that looks don’t always keep a man, and that sometimes men make promises they can’t keep to get what they want.
Legacy is tired of being put on the back-burner and finally realizes she deserves better. Unfortunately, her other half plays on her low self-esteem and uses it to his advantage, but Legacy has had enough.
The women find themselves sacrificing their values, morals and standard…

The Way My Heart Loves You, An Anthology By: Dawn Jiles, Trinity Dekane (Goodreads Author), J. Summers

Book Description....

"The Way My Heart Loves You will grab your heart and soul, and captivate you story after story. One title, three authors, three stories of love and pain.

A Hustler Stole My Heart by Dawn Jiles
At a very young age, Julian aka Jules always knew that he wanted to be a successful business owner, with Valentina, the most beautiful woman he knew on his arms. They met and fell in love at just 16 years old, but they were ripped apart by Val’s father, who thought a drug dealing hood boy wasn't what's best for his daughter. He ships her off to New York and made sure they had no contact with each other.
Twelve years later, Jules is married to his beautiful wife, Ramia, with two children. He has money for days, a loyal wife who supported him through it all, and just opened his new nightclub, a raving success. Life is good, and he’s got everything he wants. That is, until a million in one long shot causes him to run into his first love, Valentina. Jules soon finds…

Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology By: [18 Different Authors]: Avery Flynn (Goodreads Author), Robin Covington (Goodreads Author), Kimberly Kincaid (Goodreads Author), Nana Malone (Goodreads Author), Virginia Nelson (Goodreads Author), Xio Axelrod (Goodreads Author), Christi Barth (Goodreads Author), Andie J. Christopher (Goodreads Author) , Kim Golden (Goodreads Author), Lena Hart (Goodreads Author), Desiree Holt (Goodreads Author), Robin Kaye (Goodreads Author), Katie Kenyhercz (Goodreads Author), Heather Long (Goodreads Author), Kate Meader (Goodreads Author), Angi Morgan (Goodreads Author), Susan Scott Shelley (Goodreads Author), Misty D. Waters

Book Description.....

"Too steamy for the penalty box...

The New Orleans Cajun Rage professional hockey team just won the Cup. No one thought they'd do it: they were a team of shoulda beens, never coulda beens and a star or two. They'd only been in the Crescent City for three years before this year's Cinderella run that had them skating off the ice with the championship. Over the following summer, each player gets to keep the Cup for a day. Nobody knows why, but whoever has the Cup falls in love.

USA Today Bestsellers Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid, Nana Malone and Virginia Nelson, Publisher's Weekly Bestseller Angi Morgan, along with Xio Axelrod, Christi Barth, Andie J. Christopher, Avery Flynn, Kim Golden, Lena Hart, Desiree Holt, Robin Kaye, Katie Kenyhercz, Heather Long, Kate Meader, Susan Scott Shelley, and Misty D. Waters bring you 18 romances with smoking hot heroes--both on and off the ice."

20% of all royalties from sales of Hot on Ice will go to Ho…

Love Will Keep Us: Resilient Lovers By: Shani Greene-Dowdell

Book Description....

"If he fell off tomorrow, would you stay true? 
If he couldn’t provide, would you come through?
Or, will the first good thing that comes along tempt you?

Tekah Hathaway has her life planned out. Her writing career is in bloom, and her husband has worked his way up to a good paying management position at the local factory. Their twelfth wedding anniversary is around the corner and she's pregnant with her second child. Their life is great, so how could it get any better?

How about worse?

When Kyle skids off into a ditch during an ice storm, his injuries are severe enough to leave him without the use of his legs, catapulting the Hathaways into disaster. Tekah’s thrust into the role of being the sole breadwinner for the family, along with having to care for her daughters and pay Kyle’s medical bills. When she meets a client whose money comes at just the right time, it seems too good to be true, and it is; it comes with strings attached.

The young and handsome, …

Secrets I Should've Told You First: A BWWM Mafia Love story By: Resa & Jroc

Book Description...

"Allison McPhearson is at the wrong place at the wrong time, so she has no choice but to do the only thing she knows to do. She must kill Allison McPhearson and run, if she wants to survive.

Aidan James is contracted to do a job. Instead of doing that job, he marries Allison. His mark. He brings her nothing but happiness and joy to her new life. But Allison doesn’t know that he’s part of the danger that’s been lurking.

Pete “Snake Eyes” Maseretti has secrets that he needs to keep at all cost. He will go to any lengths to protect himself, even if it means hunting down the woman who can bring him down by telling everything she saw.

Can Aidan keep Allison safe from the danger that’s lurking or is he the one she should truly be afraid of?

Come along with RESA and JROC on this romantic tale of suspense, intrigue and drama."

Title:  Secrets I Should've Told You First Author:  Resa & Jroc Publisher:  Nayberry Publications Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating…

Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery 2 By: Faith

Book Description...

"The state of Dorian and Angel's marriage was hanging by a thread, along with Dorian's life. How will the accident impact the couple's livelihood?

Dorian Spence is a Godly man dealing with the ultimate betrayal. In this test of faith, how will Dorian not only make peace with his wife, but his maker?

Angel's life will never be the same. Will she finally grow up and mature?

It's easy to have faith when things are good but when all hell breaks loose, that's when you get to know Him for yourself.

Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery 2 is a tale about betrayal, sin, and the aftermath that follows.:

Title:  Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery 2 Author:  Faith Publisher:  King Publishing Group Series: # 2 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery 2" by Faith
My View.....

What a beautiful read! Through many prayers and forgiveness ... again what a beautiful read and with that I will say you will have to pick up …

Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery By: Faith

Book Description....
"Dorian thought he found the woman of his dreams when he married Angel. He prayed and fasted so he would have a clear mind when choosing a wife. 
Angel was a beautiful woman, any man's dream, but in the wrong hands she could be any man's nightmare. Spoiled rotten and immature, Angel takes her blessings for granted. But plenty women would kill to be in her shoes.

Will she realize what she has before she loses everything? Will Dorian's faith save his marriage?
In this short tale, Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery takes you on a journey. Experience the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of Dorian and Angel Spence."

Title:  Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery Author:  Faith Publisher:  King Publishing Group Series: #1 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery" by Faith
My Views...

All I can say is that this author really knows how to write such a well written story that will definitely keep your attention.  …

Crazy For You By: Rachel Lacey

Book Description....

""Rachel Lacey is a sure-fire star." --- Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author


Emma Rush can't remember a time when she didn't have a thing for Ryan Blake. Haven's resident bad boy is just so freakin' hot-with tattoos, a motorcycle, and enough rough-around-the-edges sexiness to melt all her self-control. Now that Emma's over being a "good girl," she needs a little help being naughty . . . and she knows just where to start.

Before Emma's brother enlisted in the military, he made Ryan promise that he would protect her from everything--including himself. When her brother doesn't come home, Ryan needs to turn his screwed-up life around to honor his pledge. But he knows he's still not the right kind of guy for someone as sweet as Emma. Only he can't stop wanting to be with her. Wanting her. Falling in love with a good girl may be the craziest risk this bad boy ca…

Gun (Gun Apocalypse Series, #1) By: Lee Hayden

Book Description....

"Seven customers shot dead in a coffee shop. Thirty shoppers cut down by an assault rifle at the mall. One hundred and eight pupils killed by high-school students on a rampage.

It’s just reached 10:00 a.m. on a beautiful spring day.

When a neurological virus triggers an epidemic of gun violence, a modern US city fractures into chaos. Annie’s husband shoots at commuters while his son is buckled in a car seat. Frankie and Becca desperately try to hide from a deranged shooter at their school; Robert runs headlong into the midst of a lopsided gun battle; and Blain…? None of them know Blain’s true story.

Thrown together—their families dead or missing—these survivors struggle to escape the newly-dangerous city. Hoping to find a place of safety. Somewhere they can bide their time until the violence subsides, the authorities seize control, and good once again triumphs over evil.

They’re in for a long wait."

Title:  Gun Author:  Lee Hayton Publisher:  L. H. Series: …

Craving By: Helen Hardt

Book Description...

"After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend's ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend's reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off.
Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return...until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he'll never be able to satisfy.
Passion sizzles between the two lovers...but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart."

Title:  Craving Author:  Helen Hardt Publisher:  Waterhouse Press Series:  Steel Brother Saga # 1 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Craving" by Helen Hardt
My Thoughts....
Interesting series 'Steel Brothe…

Young, Rich and Black: An Afterwards Novella By: Nia Forrester

Book Description...

"When Chris “Deuce” Scaife, Jr. and the campus revolutionary, Zora Diallo have an unexpected and powerful encounter just before winter break, no one could have been more surprised than they were. While they’re home for the holiday, what started as a temporary fling continues and strengthens. But will their new bond survive their return to campus?

Back at school, Deuce’s reputation as a wealthy and directionless player, and Zora’s as a young-woman-to-watch mean that their friends, priorities and maybe even their values might be sharply at odds. Can the power of their newfound passion for each other withstand their differences? Zora is looking to change the world, but Deuce is just enjoying being young, rich and Black. And ultimately, maybe the pull of their divergent paths will be stronger than the pull toward each other ..."

Title:  Young, Rich and Black:  An Afterwards Novella  Author:  Nia Forrester Publisher:  N. F. Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Fi…

The Painter is a Lady, by Adriana Kraft

Book Description...

"Secrets. Trust. Courage. Who will knuckle under first—the war hero? The spirited single mom? Or the high school bully who still hates them both?


When war hero Michael Jarvis returns to his home town on the shores of Lake Superior, he doesn’t plan to stay—he’s undercover, investigating a possible sex trafficking ring operating on the Great Lakes. But he does want to sample the pesky girl next door he always turned down—and it wouldn’t hurt if she’d clear up a few mysteries of her own along the way. Successfully established as an interior house painter, Brenda Tower finally has her act together as a single mom—but it hangs by a thread, a secret she’ll guard with her life. The return of her youthful crush Michael Jarvis threatens to unravel everything. Jealousy has inflamed Brett Hill’s hatred of Michael and Brenda for as long as he can remember. Revenge will be so sweet—and it will fit in perfectly with his high stakes game. When the secret…

Feelin' Bitchy By: Faith Weathers

Book Description...

"It's a thin line between love and hate and it can also be dangerous when a woman loses herself in a man. Denver learns this firsthand when she gets her heart broken and it turns her world upside down. The death of a dream can make a woman do some crazy things. Denver trades in her smile for a resting bitch face as she struggles with her new reality. She has to face some of her issues that brought her to this place. Will she bounce back from the hurt and pain or will she remain bitter? Sometimes the very thing you need is right in front of you, but when you are blinded by pain and regret, it’s hard to see it. This is Denver's journey to find her way back to herself after she's lost herself along the way. Will Denver learn from her mistakes and move on with her life? Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Can Denver move past this or will she remain Feelin' Bitchy?"

Title:  Feelin' Bitchy
Author:  Faith
Publisher:  Pen Bullies LLC

I Thought This Was Love By: Shani Greene-Dowdell & B. Sparks

Book Description....

"Hey, I'm Solange Miller. When I met Rodrick Carter, he was charming, sweet, and seemingly seeking the same things I wanted in a relationship. But there was a monster lurking behind his attractive exterior. Deep inside was a mad man who's jealousy was out of hand, way out of hand. One night, I left the city of Newnan, Georgia running for my life. I decided then not to date anyone ever again…Until I accidentally met Douglas Michaelson and kind of ended up on a date over a bet with my bestie, CoCo. I wanted to prove to her that I didn't need another man…that I could resist even Douglas. But will being in his friend zone get tempting enough to cross the line, or will the return of Rodrick dash all hopes of a chance at real love?"

Title:  I Thought This Was Love
Author:  Shani Greene-Dowdell & B. Sparks
Publisher:  S. G. D.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Four

"I Thought This Was Love" by Shani Greene-Dowdell & B. Sp…

Cameron 6 By Jade Jones

Book Description....

"Cameron is back for a sixth installment with more drama than ever. What started out as a pleasant move for a fresh start soon turns into turmoil and chaos. Cameron's very foundation is shaken when her man winds up running a million-dollar car theft ring. Drunk off power, Jude quickly morphs from a kind, loving husband to a cocky, money-hungry tyrant. To make matters worse, he finally gets caught up with his side piece Essence--who's supposedly expecting. Will Cameron be able to forgive his infidelities and skeletons? After all, she's got a few of her own...

Jag Campioni never thought he would find himself in the position of falling for his boss' wife. But with his new love interest also comes drama and baggage. Will he able to contain his growing feelings for Cameron? His unwavering affection may be the very thing that causes a deadly war between Jude. One that he's certainly not prepared for."

Title:  Cameron Title:  Jade Jones Publ…

They Call Me Ms. Cleo by Ms. Dee

Book Description....

"ADULT CONTENT. I am Cleo. I am a dominatrix. I am not your typical dominatrix unless required to be. The whole whips and chains thing is not for me, unless I’m feeling a special kind of freak nasty. If you choose to step into my world, you do so voluntarily. I know how to make you submit without saying a single word."

Title: They Call Me Ms. Cleo
Author: Miss Dee
Publisher: VCK Publishing Presents
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"They Call Me Ms. Cleo" by Miss Dee

My View of this Adult Content Read...

OK, less start on Monday it was Sylvester[white boy].... final instruction...'Leave'

on Tuesday it was Brandon [Midnight] instruction.....'Don't let that **** happen again'

on Wednesday it was Taylor [suburban wifey] instruction...'Lock the door on your way out'

on Thursday it was Thomas[dark knight] & Jeffrey[Trick and Treat] instruction...'Be gone...'

on Friday it was Maxine[M…

Grace and the Peacher

Book Description...

"The Kansas community of Fairland anticipates the arrival of their new minister and in recent months, late in 1882, postmistress Grace Cristler has communicated with Reverend Dille via letters, answering his questions about the little town, and developing affection for the man who pens thoughtful missives.

Theophil Garrison grew up under the loving influence of his saintly grandmother, but was roped into his cousins’ train-robbing plan. When they fail and are apprehended, Theo fled the scene, evading jail time. Now an angry cousin is out to avenge Theo's duplicity, and he’s on the run. He encounters a fatally ill traveler--a minister. Seeing a way to keep hidden, Theo trades identities with the man, dons his fine black suit, carries a Bible, and prays that he'll be accepted as Rufus Dille.

Once in Fairland, if Theo's true identity is uncovered, what will be left of the world he has built for himself, Grace, and those in the town who have come to l…

What Lies Beneath 2 By Faith Weathers

Book Description....

"The drama continues in the Parrish family after a devastating secret is revealed. Queenie the family matriach tries her best to hold her family together amidst all of the chaos. The death of Gavin uncovered a lot of buried secrets, but should some secrets have stay buried?
What Lies Beneath tackles family drama at its best. Life is changing for each of the Parrish children. Will they rely on each other as they were taught or will their problems eventually tear them apart?
Nestled in the sleepy town of Majestic, North Carolina, the lavish land and beautiful scenery that cascades around The Big House where the Parrish Family resides unfolds family secrets that have been nestled into the landscape are finally becoming unearthed.
For every action, there is a reaction, no matter how much you love your family."

Title:  What Lies Beneath 2 Author:  Faith Weathers Publisher:   PenBullies  Series:  Book 2 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:

Samaria: Warrior Princess By: Jazz Summers

Book Description...

"A Viking with a thirst for blood.

A naive, but powerful African princess.

A vengeful sibling.

Spirit possession.

What more could you ask for in a paranormal story. And it’s only the beginning…"
Title:  Samaria Author:  Jaxx Summers Publisher: Cultural Cocktails Series: Volume One Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Samaria" by Jaxx Summers
My Thoughts....
This was a enjoyable read especially if you are into interracial paranormal romance.  It will be quite interesting to see how this entertaining story will come out about this vampire Viking [Alarik] and warrior princess [Samaria].Will this Viking be able to save Samaria from her wicked sister [Nzinga] before it's too late?  Be ready for one phenomenal amazing ride of good and evil that will definitely keep your attention as you will be kept turning the pages and yes, left wanting more.  Now to get the rest of this captivating story the reader will have to get the next part.    

Naughty Girl By: Deep

Book Description...

"Some women go all their lives without knowing true toe curling passion. They’ve settled for safe and secure instead of hard and deep. Not Kya…
Kya Garner has known for a long time that if she wanted to be pleased right she had to take the matter into her own hands…literally. She also knows how to go after whom and what she wants and who she wants right now is Ray. Ray is off limits and so are a few others that have caught this naughty girl’s eye.

Follow Kya’s escapades in this hot erotica tale by Deep.

About Deep
Deep writes erotica—not love—though you may fall in love with the pleasure you are continuously served in each story. Don’t fight the escape. Cum along and enjoy the ride."
Title:  Naughty Girl Author:  Deep Publisher:  Deep N Wet Publishing Series: The Kya Chronicles Book 1 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Naughty Girl" by Deep
My Thoughts....
Well. well, well!  This was story definitely as the author puts it "Deep writes e…

Wild & Sweet By: Rhenna Morgan

Book Description....

"Zeke Dugan is not a man who walks the straight and narrow. He may have sworn an oath as a trauma doc, but he has zero problem leveraging his medical skills outside a hospital if it means giving the Brotherhood—the group of men he calls family—an advantage. Blood before business. All that changes when shy Gabrielle stumbles into his life and ignites his protective instincts.

Mechanic Gabrielle Parker prefers the complexities of an engine over men. Her life wasn't always quiet and well-ordered, but now that it is, she finds peace in the solitude. When a robbery in her neighborhood forces her out of her safe bubble, she never fathoms that a dangerous, cocky trauma doctor will fix more than her injuries.

Zeke doesn't play by the rules that Gabrielle follows but knows that he's exactly what she needs in her life. He'll show her the fierce and uncompromising protection that comes from belonging to a man like him.

When tension outside the Brotherhoo…

Broken Crayons Color Best: The Poetic Memoir of Me, by Niki Jilvontae

Book Description....

"Broken Crayons Color Best : The Poetic Memoir of Me is the raw, heart wrenching, triumphant, broken, strong, and loving story of the author and publisher known to the world as Niki Jilvontae. Within these pages Niki tells the story of her life by mixing in poems, photographs , and a bit of imagination to cut the pain. Niki delves into her memory and exposes her ability to paint a picture with words as she reveals herself to the world... in every single way. She shows the long hard journey of a broken girl, who learns a valuable life lesson along the way. That lesson is to never stop painting the picture of your life, no matter how dark the hues may be. In the words of Niki Jilvontae, "What matters most is the picture you're left with, even if your colors are faint. Just keep coloring and making your future what you want it to be because it's true... Broken Crayons Color Best!" Grab this emotional look into the life of Bestselling author Ni…

Searching for Ever Land By: Karen Sloan-Brown

Book Description....

"Portia Roberts was in a day-to-day struggle to recover from the tragedy that tore her family apart. Desperate for a way out from under the dark cloud that constantly hovered above her; a major event on the news captures her curiosity and convinces her that there is a path to regain her peace of mind. Her odyssey carries her back and forth between her past and present before she can move on to her future. Go with Portia on her supernatural quest for healing and happiness, it's dramatic, sexy, funny, and full of surprises."

Title:  Searching for Ever Land
Author:  Karen Sloan-Brown
Publisher:  Brown Reflections
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Searching for Ever Land" by Karen Sloan-Brown

My Thoughts.....

Now this was one of those reads that will definitely keep your attention.  Keeping up with Portia Roberts who 'struggle to recover from a tragedy that cause separation from her husband.'  I found this read quite a in…

Always a Bridesmaid By: Karen Sloan-Brown

Book Description....

"Tia King knows she's a "total package," attractive, trustworthy, personable, a great cook, and educated, only one semester away from earning her Ph.D. But like Billy Dee Williams said in the movie, Mahogany, "Success is nothing without someone you love to share it with!" Men had always been drawn to her like black folks to a picnic but the relationships never lasted. She was way past tired of standing up as a bridesmaid watching her girlfriends walk down the aisle one after another. It's time for her to find a job making some real money and the man of her dreams, except every time she gets close to either something stands in her way."

Title:  Always a Bridesmaid
Author:  Karen Sloan-Brown
Publisher:  Brown Reflections
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Always a Bridesmaid" by Karen Sloan-Brown

My Thoughts....

This young lady Tia Annette King had several goals in her mind but will she be able to get th…