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Stuck in a Love Triangle, by Jade Jones

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"Love don't live here anymore. Kelly is fed up with her husband's doggish, neglectful ways. She is consistently biting her tongue to keep the peace...however the minute their relationship takes a turn for the worse, Kelly is pushed into the arms of another man. And as they say, a shoulder to cry on becomes a d*** to ride on."

Title:  Stuck in a Love Triangle
Author:  Jade Jones
Publisher:  Jade Publications
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Four
Review:

"Stuck in a Love Triangle" by Jade Jones

My Thoughts...

An interesting quick well written read that had quite a abrupt ending especially for Kelly, Jason and even Rome.  With all the drama that is so present in this read I had hoped for something less than heartbreaking but oh well, all stories do not have HEA as it was in this love triangle.  















Watching You: A terrifying thriller with a mind-bending twist (Detective Kerri Blasco Book 3), By J.A. Schneider

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"A serial killer texts his victims first. A detective vows revenge. He comes after her.

In the chill of an October night, Detective Kerri Blasco is called to a bizarre murder scene. Leda Winfield, a young volunteer for the homeless, has been shot. Her cell phone displays the frightening text, WATCHING YOU, and into her back, hideously pushed with a hat pin, is a note with the same awful message. Leda's socialite family and friends insist that no one would have wanted to harm her, but Detective Kerri isn't convinced.

Until another random young woman is killed in exactly the same way. Kerri and her team profile a monstrous killer who enjoys terrifying his victims before stalking and killing them. But how does he get their phone numbers?

Kerri soon finds that the killer is after her, too, and that the key to finding him may just be in the homeless shelter. When the body count rises, she vows to stop the madman - even if it means battling her own person…

Helping Helper by Tara C. Allred

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"He’s not a friend, he’s my husband. And he’s gone.” 

En route to Salt Lake City, intending to start over, their car breaks down near the struggling mining town of Helper, Utah—and then Tony leaves Kora behind.

Alone, broken and angry, especially that her family was right in their judgment against Tony, Kora decides to stay in Helper and aid in it’s art-centered transformation."

But in working to save her new home, Kora learns first love only happens once."

For a second chance at love, a much greater risk is required.

“...a good solid story. I was fooled a couple of times with the plot twists!” —E. Campbell

“...a beautiful piece of artwork. This novel is going to stick with me.” —B. Boman

Title:  Helping Helper By:  Tara C Allred Publisher:  Patella Publishing Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five Review:
"Helping Helper" by Tara C. Allred
My Thoughts....
What a story that showed when you turn it all loose and truly forgive you will…

Hot Green Tea: The Delicious Series Vol.3 by Yolanda Williams

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"The water is boiling and the poetic explicit words of Author/Poetess Yolanda Williams is making steam in is third book of The Delicious Series, to reminiscence on the pleasurable fetish for hot green tea.

Title:  Hot Green Tea
By:  Yolanda Williams
Publisher:  Moore & Poesy Publishing
Series: The Delicious Series Volume 3
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
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"Hot Green Tea" by Yolanda Williams

My View:

This erotic poetry by this author is very explicit and as it brings out this tale of  'Boiling Water and Flamin.'  All I can say is drinking a hot cup of 'Green Tea with honey and lemons' will never be the same for me after reading this author's steamy hot read about how it can make one feel definitely with the right partner.  Now this is a very adult read so please be aware of that and it is also a very short read that is one well written piece of poetry in a very sexy erotic poetic setting.  All that is left to say…

The Forbidden Highlands By: Authors: Kathryn Le Veque, Eliza Knight, Terri Brisbin, Amy Jarecki, Collette Cameron, Emma Prince, Victoria Vane & Violetta Rand

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"THE MAIDEN OF MORAY by VICTORIAVictoria Vane
FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDS ANTHOLOGY
A man without a past…
Abandoned at a monastery as a young child, Alexander serves two masters—God and the fading memories of his past life—the one he never got to live. As he nears the day to take his vows, he’s sent on a last sojourn into the real world to test his faith, and possibly his manhood. But one playful kiss in a moment of weakness awakens a dangerous desire. A woman who doesn’t know her own heart…
Born from the line of two kings, Sibylla is abandoned by her sire as a child and then ruled illegitimate. Though she lives a happy life under her uncle’s protection, Sibylla craves more. But the hot-tempered beauty never imagines her fate lies in the hands of Alex, a would-be monk who hardly embodies her idea of a pious man of God. As dark secrets from the past come to light, will Alex choose the safe and secure life he knows, or will he defy his holy orders for Sibylla and the l…

His Last Resort: A Contemporary Christian Romance (His Last Hope Series Book 1) by M. A. Malcolm

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"Driven and focused, business owner and future pastor Robert Marsden knows exactly what he wants… and what he doesn’t. The Do Not Disturb sign he’s placed on his heart is his way of discouraging the ‘wanna-be first ladies’ who’ve set their sights on him. The way he sees it, Claire Foxwood and women like her are more focused on impressing others than on their eternal souls. As a man of God, it’s his duty to set them straight, right?

Claire can’t help her attraction to Robert, but his decision to make a public spectacle of her hurts to the core. Part of her wants to give him a piece of her mind, but the rest of her remains infatuated with the man who’s too attractive for his – and her – own good. If only she didn’t feel like he has a role to play in her destiny!

Can “Aunt Ruby” Crawford’s words of godly wisdom peppered with humor help the misguided pair look deep within themselves and discover God’s plan for their lives? "

Title:  His Last Resort: A Contemp…

Pregnant By My Mother's Rapist By Niki Jilvontae

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"Secrets can be deadly, especially when a person's identity is involved, and that is the realty in this twisted tale. Meet Kaniyah aka Na Na the product of a 12-year-old mother and invisible father who finds herself trapped in a hopeless situation. All of her life NaNa was forced to suffer for the sins of others all while trying to figure out who she was. With no dad, a volatile relationship with her mother, and support only coming from her brothers and uncles, NaNa goes out into the world searching for what she never had... True Love. When she meets Anthony she thinks that her prayers have finally been answered but she couldn't have been more wrong. Her quest leads her right down a bumpy road filled with abuse, lies, deceit, and murder that she has no way of escaping. Come on this twisted thrill ride with Na and find out how she became.... PREGNANT BY HER MOTHER'S R*****!"

Title: Pregnant By My Mother's Rapist
Author: Niki Jilvontae
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The Idea Of You By: Amanda Prowse

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"With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lucy Carpenter dares to hope that she finally has it all: a wonderful new husband, Jonah, a successful career and the chance of a precious baby of her own. Life couldn’t be more perfect.
But the reality of becoming parents proves much harder than Lucy and Jonah imagined. Jonah’s love and support is unquestioning, but as Lucy struggles with work and her own failing dreams, the strain on their marriage increases. Suddenly it feels like Lucy is close to losing everything…
Heart-wrenching and poignant, this latest work by bestselling author Amanda Prowse asks the question: what does it mean to be a mother in today’s hectic world? And what if it’s asking too much to want it all?"

Title:  The Idea Of You
Author:  Amanda Prowse
Publisher:  Lake Union Publishing
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"The Idea Of You" by Amanda Prowse

My View:

A good read that covered 'parenthood and family.'  T…

Always By: Sarah Jio

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"From the New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of March comes a gripping, poignant novel about the kind of love that never lets go, and the heart's capacity to remember.

While enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with her fiance, Ryan, at one of Seattle's chicest restaurants, Kailey Crane can't believe her good fortune: She has a great job as a writer for the Herald and is now engaged to a guy who is perfect in nearly every way. As they leave the restaurant, Kailey spies a thin, bearded homeless man on the sidewalk. She approaches him to offer up her bag of leftovers, and is stunned when their eyes meet, then stricken to her very core: The man is the love of her life, Cade McAllister.

When Kailey met Cade ten years ago, their attraction was immediate and intense everything connected and felt "right." But it all ended suddenly, leaving Kailey devastated. Now the poor soul on the street is a faded version …

A Dozen Truths: 12 Works Of Fiction By:

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"The greatest truths are often revealed in fiction, as exemplified by this stunning anthology of stories that reveal the human condition in bracingly truthful ways. The eternal complexities of sibling relationships are revealed in four-time #1 bestselling author Steven Manchester's "Lost." The hope and betrayal that so often underlies love declare themselves in Marcia Gloster's "Losing Will." The reality behind a con man's illusions emerge in Craig Ham's contest-winning "Tonic and Spirits." These are three of the dozen truths that will rise from these pages. Side by side with the work of national bestselling novelists like Mary Marcus and Earl Javorsky, A DOZEN TRUTHS features the three winners of the 2016 Authors First Short Story Contest, providing a bold mix of experienced storytelling and fresh new voices. As entertaining as it is engaging, A DOZEN TRUTHS promises twelve dramatic revelations - and as many powe…

This Too Shall Pass By: Milena Busquest

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"A “literary tsunami” that is taking the world by storm—already sold in over 30 countries—about one unforgettable woman’s search for a meaningful life

Blanca is forty years old and motherless. Shaken by the unexpected death of the most important person in her life, she suddenly realizes that she has no idea what her future will look like.

To ease her dizzying grief and confusion, Blanca turns to her dearest friends, her closest family, and a change of scenery. Leaving Barcelona behind, she returns to Cadaqués on the coast, accompanied by her two sons, two ex-husbands, and two best friends, and makes a plan to meet her married lover for a few stolen moments as well. Surrounded by those she loves most, she spends the summer in an impossibly beautiful place, finding ways to reconnect and understand what it means to truly, happily live on her own terms, just as her mother would have wanted.

A fresh, honest, and ruefully funny story about love, sex, marriage, grief…

In Love With A Menace 2 Society, by Jade Jones (Author), Chase Moore (Author)

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A GRIPPING STAND ALONE NOVEL FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR JADE JONES
"An unexpected turn of events forces Omar's world upside down. Wrongfully convicted of a murder he didn't commit, his entire life changes in the blink of an eye. With all of the odd's stacked against him, he quickly finds himself fighting for his innocence and the love of his life.

Title:  In Love With A Menace 2 Society
Authors:  Jade Jones and Chase Moore
Publisher:  Jade Publications
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"In Love With A Menace 2 Society" by Jade Jones & Chase Moore

My Thoughts....

This was quite some urban fiction that showed how when everything that could go wrong.... does as it did for Omar and then when it seems so very hard got him life can change for the good. Who would have ever thought that one good deed would change ones life so drastically!  What a well thought out plot and such interesting characters that were well portrayed and oh …

Devil In Her Bed By Amarie Avant

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"Before Lincoln Zager, I was submerged in a happily ever after, until it all came crashing down. The love of my life went missing and has been presumed dead. That's the day I died inside.
Lincoln came along and he was relentlessly determined to revive me. Protect me. Own me. He offered a second chance at forever. Lincoln had to thaw the numbness surrounding my heart. He fought me ... for me. His sexy, muscular body is blemished with scars. But he taught me that my emotional scars have enhanced my beauty. No matter how strong Lincoln's love is, another man harbors a dangerous affection for me. I have an obsessed stalker. Like Lincoln, he also claims that he will never let me go..."
Title:  Devil In Her Bed
Author:  Amarie Avant
Publisher:  Jessica Watkins Presents
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Devil In Her Bed" by Amarie Avant

My Thoughts...
Be ready for a very interesting erotic romantic thriller...

From the Stalker...…

Rapture 4 (the finale): A BWWM Alpha Male By: Perri Forrest

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"Alika Cambridge is the wife of Rush, mother to an adorable set of twins and stepmother to a beautiful preteen. But she is also someone's daughter. A someone that Alika has absolutely no connection to.

Enter Davina Bianchi. Having abandoned Alika as an infant, Davina has been desperately seeking out the daughter she walked away from. Alika, on the other hand, has no desire to enter a relationship with this woman from her past. In fact, Alika has made it perfectly clear that she already has a family and that she has on room for any more. But Davina is not giving up. She plans to do whatever she can to get just a moment to speak her peace.

Unfortunately, for Davina, she's never met Rush. She doesn't know that Rush does whatever he needs to do to protect his family. This time is no different. Davina better watch out. Especially, when it's revealed that her intentions for Alika, aren't as pure as she's made them out to be.

Get ready for t…

Rapture 3: A BWWM Alpha Male Romance by Perri Forrest

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"A man’s job is never done. It holds especially true when you’re Rush Cambridge.

The story is back and with something of a vengeance. In RAPTURE, new couple Alika and Rush were brought together under severe circumstances. Alika literally crashed into Rush’s life and created a need that he didn’t realize existed until she was there to awaken it.

By RAPTURE 2, the couple had already been faced with the first of many obstacles: Rush’s father was murdered, his mother’s return after years of absence, and the arrival of a daughter that Rush never knew existed.

RAPTURE 3 promises to keep the momentum going. Rush wrote off his sister, Jamie, when he realized that she knew about his daughter. Will they mend their relationship? Or will they remain siblings in name, only? What will happen when tragedy strikes and the traumatic event touches several of the lives that Rush holds dear? And what about Siobhan, Rush’s mother, who was being sought for his father’s murder? So…

Rapture 2: A BWWM Alpha Male Romance By: Perri Forrest

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"When you think of rapture, you think of ecstasy, bliss, elation, and things of that nature. In short, a feeling of intense pleasure or joy. Rush had that. Or rather, Rush has that in the beautiful Alika Collins. Alika brings forth everything he wants in a woman. The two literally crashed into each other’s lives, and their whirlwind love story is safely set on solid ground. But is it really? And if so, for how long? There are certainly things that can disrupt what they have just begun to build.

Recently, Rush was dealt a devastating blow: He has a young daughter who he never knew existed. After this life-shattering secret is exposed, Rush finds out that those close to him are the ones behind it all. Feeling betrayed, he instantly dismisses those individuals from his life. In his mind, their actions were unforgivable and mending fences is not of urgency. At present, his primary goal is finding, and forging a relationship, with his child. Nothing will keep him …

RAPTURE: A BWWM Alpha Male Romance By: Perri Forrest

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"They say that love happens when you least expect it.

Meet the star of this story, Hunter “Rush” Cambridge: Heartthrob, somewhat of a local celebrity, and hugely guarded of those he loves. Rush has never been in love. Lust is more his thing. In fact, he’s all business. The former athlete and current bar owner is solely focused on getting his new mega club up and running. But then Alika Collins comes crashing into his life—literally.

Alika has flown from Las Vegas, to the Bay Area to meet up with someone that she met online. Only when she arrives, things quickly go south and Alika realizes that she has made the biggest mistake of her life. But did she?

Sometimes bad things occur so that better things can replace them…

After Alika manages to escape her situation, she finds refuge in the backseat of Rush’s car. Everything moves quickly from that point as she is insinuated into his world. Although Rush is preparing for the opening of his new club, he is compelled…

Everything I Always Wanted: A Friends to Lovers Romance by Stephanie Nicole Norris

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"It was a mouthwatering kiss that changed everything…

One thing that held constant in Shelby Donovan’s life was her career. As a world renowned artist, Shelby’s paintings traveled the globe, landing in museums and homes across the nation. But what she couldn’t seem to get under control was her love life. Why? She asked herself that question time and time again. Her mother thought it was because of her best friend, Sebastian Cartwright. They’ve known each other for years. Sebastian and Shelby shared everything; embarrassing moments, secrets, dating tips, affection, and even an explosive kiss during one tipsy night on Shelby’s birthday.

But, when Shelby’s current boyfriend asks for her hand in marriage she should be excited, dancing, ready… but she isn’t. In fact, Shelby can’t stop thinking about the kiss she shared with Sebastian. It had to be a fluke, right? A simple, delicious, fiery kiss that pulled at her loins and caused her heartbeat to slam against her …

Hush: A Chloe Daniels Mystery (Chloe Daniels Mysteries Book 2) by Deidra D. S. Green

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"In Sick, Sicker, Sickest, you met angel of mercy Anna Black. In Anna’s quest to gain favor with her parents and help the less fortunate, she leaves a number of bodies in her wake. Now, Anna Black is on the run, and a new killer has emerged, dropping bodies under overpasses and stealing the spotlight from the now infamous Black. This new killer, affectionately dubbed the baby doll killer, is a complete mystery. Dr. Chloe Daniels and police detective Michael Phillips find themselves behind the eight ball trying to solve these horrendous crimes. Who is this Baby Doll Killer? Will Anna Black be found? Find out in Hush, the second installment in the Chloe Daniels Mysteries."

Title:  Hush:  a Chloe Daniel Mystery
Author:  Deidra D.S. Green
Publisher:  Rathsi Publishing Company
Series:  Chloe Daniels Mysteries Book 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Hush: A Chloe Daniels Mystery" by Deidra D. S. Green

My Thoughts....

We finally get an …

Obama's Legacy: What He Accomplished as President by Michael I Days

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Book Description...As President Obama's time in the White House draws to a close, this celebratory book documents his transformative accomplishments. 
Evidence indicates President Barack Obama has been tremendously successful and effective by objective measures. On economic indicators alone, he is credited with the longest streak of job growth in U.S. history, a two-thirds reduction in the federal budget deficit, and the rebounding of the stock market to record highs following the record lows of the recession under his predecessor. His victories have come against a backdrop of criticism and sometimes open defiance from conservatives, lack of cooperation in Congress, and racially tinged commentary in traditional and social media. Through it all, the President who campaigned on a slogan of 'Yes, We Can!' has persevered in his determination to make a difference and left an indelible mark on American politics and the world. LEGACY is a commemoration of his eight years in the W…

The Maverick Cowboy By Kate Pearch

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"The heartbreak of their childhood drove the Morgan brothers far from their family’s California ranch—and one another. But as they face the wounds of the past, each feels the land calling him home . . .

Blue Morgan never thought he’d crave long days on horseback, working the cattle ranch where he grew up. But after a decade of getting shouted and shot at in the Marines, fresh air and hard work are just what he needs to settle his restless energy. Except no matter how hard he tries to focus, his mind wanders to the pretty, prickly new veterinarian instead.

There’s no denying the spark between Jenna McDonald and Blue. But with her job at risk and her own family’s expectations to wrangle, Jenna isn’t looking for another sparring partner. Blue needs her expertise on horses. And if she can help solve his mother’s disappearance, she’s willing to pitch in. But she’ll leave his ideas about how love should be scheduled to him. Jenna is tired of being told what she ca…

Strawberry Wine By: Darly Jamison

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"How do you know if a first love is made to last?
Addison Monroe was eighteen when she fell for Jake Grady, a college student working on her family s farm for the summer. With his sapphire eyes and killer smile, Jake could have had any girl in Lakeside, Georgia. But he wanted Addy, and for those brief, wonderful months before circumstances drove them irrevocably apart they belonged to each other.
Ten years later, Addy is engaged to a doctor and working in Atlanta as a physician s assistant. Life feels full and satisfying. Yet memories of that long-ago summer and wine-flavored kisses are hard to shake. On a return visit to Lakeside, Addy crosses paths with Jake again, and soon finds herself at an unexpected crossroads. So much has changed, and Addy has chosen another route. And the magic of first love can never be rekindled...can it?"

Title:  Strawberry Wine Author:  Darly Jamison Publisher:  Zebra Shout Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:

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