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WAR: The 6th Installment in the Chloe Daniels Mysteries by Deidra D. S. Green

Book Description....

"Thunderous applause and cheers rose up from the dense crowd, enough to drown out the snipers silenced rifle. The first scream was heard as a loud cheer, as was the second and the third and the fourth. The sniper lined them up and mowed them down without anyone being the wiser, well, until the bodies began dropping. And even then, the realization that they were under attack eluded the fair goers. It would be a while before full-fledged panic set in. By that time, she would have done what she came to do. Lining the next target up in the scope of her long range “Twilight” sniper rifle, she blinked once, leveled her breathing, and when she opened her eyes, Dalia pulled the trigger again. They were still none the wiser.
They were too busy celebrating…"

Title:  War Author:  Deidra D. S. Green Publisher: Rathsi Publishing Presents  Series: The 6th Installment in the Chloe Daniels Mysteries Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"War" by Deid…

Breathless 5: Loving Jacob by Shani Greene-Dowdell

Book Description.....

Loving Jacob is easy. Gazing into his eyes, I melt like heated butter. Our chance meeting so many months ago has produced a love like no other, including the sole heir to Turner Enterprises, and his first born.
With our child on the way, I should be the happiest woman alive. And I am, until Justine drops a bombshell about her pregnancy. It’s an uphill battle to give Jacob the same redemption he gave to me when Justine’s bombs just keep on coming.

Feeling our baby's bump in the palm of my hands, I know one thing. Destiny holds the key to my heart. She belongs to me. There’s no way I will ever let her go.
Yet, a dark cloud hangs over us from a mistake I made. A slip-up I kick myself for every morning I arise from bed. My only hope is that Justine digs deep within herself to find a shred of decency to put Destiny’s heartache to rest.
Destiny can’t walk out on the love we made. There are no if, ands, buts, or maybes in that regard. I was made …

40 Days of Healing Journal by Danyelle Scroggins

Book Description.....

"40 Days of maximizing your privilege to go boldly before the throne of grace. 40 Days Of Healing is your opportunity to be renewed in your mind, body, and spirit. This journal is lined for your very own insight, prayers, and reflections. It is also saturated in scriptures to help usher you into your…daily lives.

Title:  40 Days of Healing Journal
Author:  Danyelle Scroggins
Publisher:  Create Space Independent Publishing
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five

"40 Days of Healing Journal"   by Danyelle Scroggins

My Thoughts....

This was definite a clearly well thought out journal about fasting....& praying with wonderful scriptures.

Here is the starting of how this journal is presented to the reader which is very easy to follow.

"It is about laying aside that thing or those things that obstruct you from being the best person you can be, and believing the denying of yourself, gives God room to maximize your potential at becoming t…

Ray of Life by E. L. Todd

Book Description.....

"Austen and I could never have something real.

She's still hung up on her ex. I'm still in love with Rae.

So we'll just stay friends.

But I miss her all the time. When I'm lying next to someone else, I wonder if she misses me too.

Does she?"

Title:  Ray of Life Author:  E. L. Todd Publisher:  E.L.T. Series:  Book 7 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five Review:
"Ray of Life" by E. L. Todd
My Thoughts...

This was a beautifully well brought out series number 7 that featured not only family, friends, lost but in the end a true love finally  coming together as it was for Ryker and Austen.  All that is left to say is that Ryker really had some true friends in what that did for him at the end.  Finally Ryker and Austen gets their HEA!

Fearless: A Sports Romance by Amarie Avant

Book Description.....

"Zariah Washington

When my best friend is beaten to within an inch of her life, I step into Vadim's Gym, where her boyfriend exercises, and go off. Though, I'll one day become a district attorney, there's nothing graceful about how I seek justice, which is all a big mistake. One: I'm at the wrong damn gym. Two: I've cussed and disrespected every male in the place. Oh, and the Russian fighter I encounter, whose jacked with muscles and packing heat, won't let me go! He promises to extract vengeance. His loyalty comes at a price. Not to mention, my father is the Chief of Police.

Vassili Karo Resnov

Zariah and I had a misunderstanding when she walked into Vadim's Gym. The beautiful, black vixen came into my life and cussed everyone out before I could say a word. I introduced myself, the anger and desire she felt gave way to fear... But we'll fix that, because now she's mine."

Title:  Fearless Author:  Amarie Avant Publish…

Born To Be Wild: Book One in The Lake Series by Chicki Brown

Book Description....

"A quiet bookworm, Tangela Holloway has always been content working at her an independent bookstore in the sleepy little town of Eufaula, Alabama. But lately, Tangie discovers that she’s bored and frustrated, especially since the man she’s been dating for two years seems to care more about his business than he does her. When Reese Turner rides into town on his Harley, Tangie’s heart feels like it’s beating for the first time. She not only sees the most exciting man she’s ever met, but also a chance to experience something other than backyard BBQs and fishing at the lake.

After ending a drama-filled relationship with a high-maintenance fashion model, Reese wants nothing more than to make a road trip to Florida with his motorcycle club. Never did he expect a quick stop at a small town bookstore would introduce him to a shy bookworm who makes him re-think his vow to remain single and unattached."

Title:  Born To Be Wild Author:  Chicki Brown Publisher: Cre…

How We Love:Expanded Edition: Discover Your Love Style, Enhance Your Marriage By: Milan Yerkovich & Kay Yerkovich

Book Description....

"What Determines How You Love?

Each of us relates to our spouse based on how we experienced love as a child. In this expanded and enhanced companion workbook to How We Love, relationship experts Milan and Kay Yerkovich offer assessments and conversation starters to help you and your spouse identify your relational patterns and realize how they are affecting you now. Their solution-focused tools help you:

* understand why your spouse relates to you the way he or she does
* learn how to break free from the barriers that make you feel stuck
* see the connection between your personal love style and your childhood
* follow specific, clear goals to create a thriving marriage
* ask and answer questions strategically with your spouse

The Yerkoviches have helped thousands of couples around the world heal and renew their relationships. This eminently practical guide will take your marriage to the new level of intimacy you’ve always wanted."

Title:  How We Love: E…

White Fur By: Jardine Libaire

Book Description...

"A stunning star-crossed love story set against the glitz and grit of 1980s New York City 

When Elise Perez meets Jamey Hyde on a desolate winter afternoon, fate implodes, and neither of their lives will ever be the same. Although they are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up in a housing project without a father and didn’t graduate from high school; Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune and beholden to high family expectations. Nevertheless, the attraction is instant, and what starts out as sexual obsession turns into something greater, stranger, and impossible to ignore.

The unlikely couple moves to Manhattan in hopes of forging an adult life together, but Jamey’s family intervenes in desperation, and the consequences of staying together are suddenly severe. And when a night out with old friends takes a shocking turn, Jamey and Elise find themselves fighting not just for their love,…

Pieces of Happiness by Anne Ostby

Book Description....

"A novel of five lifelong friends who, in their sixties, decide to live together on a cocoa farm in Fiji, where they not only start a chocolate business but strengthen their friendships and rediscover themselves. 

"I've planted my feet on Fijian earth and I intend to stay here until the last sunset. Why don't you join me? Leave behind everything that didn't work out!"

When Sina, Maya, Ingrid, and Lisbeth each receive a letter in the mail posing the same question, the answer is obvious. Their old high school friend Kat—Kat the adventurer, Kat who spread her wings and took off as soon as they graduated—has extended the invitation of a lifetime: Come live with me on my cocoa farm in Fiji. Come spend the days eating chocolate and gabbing like teenagers once again, free from men, worries, and cold. Come grow old in paradise, together, as sisters. Who could say no?
     Now in their sixties, the friends have all but resigned themselves to th…

Through Her Eyes (Mind's Eye Book 4) By: Debra Camp

Book Description...

"Evil roams the streets of New Orleans...
Surrounded by the romance and mystery of the French Quarter, psychics Trudy Tucker and Levi Wolfe search for a taker of lives. Combining their unique skills, they zero in on a serial killer who has been murdering for more than a decade. Their suspect is in a wheelchair, partially paralyzed in an accident a few years ago, but the latest victim was murdered after his paralysis. Are they on the wrong track or has the murderer found a protégé to continue his reign of horrors?"

Title:  Through Her Eyes Author:   Deborah Camp Publisher:  D. C. Series:  Mind's Eye Book 4 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review:
"Through Her Eyes" by Deborah Camp

My Thoughts......

As always this author brings it all up front and center for the readers..."Through Her Eyes" featuring Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker.  Hold on because there will be much going on in this romance and mystery read that will definitely kee…

Freedom Rings (A County Fair Romance Book 4) By J. Haney & S.I. Hayes

Book Description...

"Momma Fal just popped!

When an early labor come with complications the Hopkins Clan must pull together to try and solve the problem. But what happens when the family you’ve come to rely on, must go on with their own lives?
Alone with babies and a recovering wife can Justin handle all that fatherhood has in store for him?
Can Fallon overcome the lingering effects of her delivery? This was supposed to be the happiest time of their lives, but when a curveball comes this pair will always swing for the fences. Will it be a home run or a foul tip?

Title:  Freedom Rings Authors:  J. Haney & S. I. Hayes Publisher: J. H. & S. I. H. Series:  A County Fair Romance Book 4 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Four Review:
"Freedom Rings" by J. Haney & S. I. Hayes
My Thoughts.....

This story is just a continued read of the series 'A County Fair Romance Book 4.'  It seems like poor Fallon and Justin are upfront and center as problems of the babi…

The Goddesses: A Novel by Swan Huntley

Book Description....

""A haunting story of betrayal and forgiveness" (Kirkusabout a woman who moves her family to Hawaii, only to find herself wrapped up in a dangerous friendship, from the celebrated author of We Could Be Beautiful.

When Nancy and her family arrive in Kona, Hawaii, they are desperate for a fresh start. Nancy's husband has cheated on her; they sleep in separate bedrooms and their twin sons have been acting out, setting off illegal fireworks. But Hawaii is paradise: they plant an orange tree in the yard; they share a bed once again and Nancy resolves to make a happy life for herself. She starts taking a yoga class and there she meets Ana, the charismatic teacher. Ana has short, black hair, a warm smile, and a hard-won wisdom that resonates deeply within Nancy. They are soon spending all their time together, sharing dinners, relaxing in Ana's hot tub, driving around Kona in the cute little car Ana helps Nancy buy. As Nancy grows closer and clos…

Seeking Sarah by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Book Description...

"From the national bestselling and award-winning ReShonda Tate Billingsley comes this gripping and emotional exploration of the complex bond between mother and daughter.

From the time Brooke Green was seven years old, she has lived with the pain of losing her mother. Her father has done the best job he could in raising her, but a piece of her always felt empty. On the day of her father’s funeral, her grandmother breaks the shocking news: her mother, Sarah, is very much alive. She abandoned her family because she claimed she wasn’t fit for motherhood. After doing some research, Brooke discovers her mother is living in Atlanta, enjoying a great career…and a brand new family. Stunned, Brooke doesn’t know if she wants answers or revenge against the mother who abandoned her. When she meets Sarah’s husband, Tony, Brooke sees the perfect way to make her mother pay. But her plan for revenge just may leave everyone in danger, and end up costing Brooke more than she eve…

Prowl (Nothing Else Matters But Survival Book 1) by Stephanie Nicole Norris & Deidra D. S. Green

Book Description....

"Brooklyn, Drew, Symone, and Leah grew up the best of friends. Their parents co-own and operate Patterson Pharmaceutical Company, a thriving business that has continuously grown over the last ten years. But after the economy took a hard turn, the family business suffered significant losses, leaving the family’s income on pins and needles. To make matters worse, the property the Patterson’s inherited from their late grandparents is up for auction from missed payments the family was not aware they’d missed. With the family’s debt growing and relationships being tested, the four friends decide to take drastic measures to get the funds needed to secure generational survival. Being high-end thieves was not something they agreed on overnight. Taking from the less fortunate they couldn’t stomach, But stealing from those who already had plenty might just save the family from ruin."

Title:  Prowl  (Nothing Else Matters But Survival Book 1)
Authors: Stephanie Nic…

Who Killed My Husband By: Michelle Stimpson

Book Description.....

"Ashley Crandall finally convinced her husband, Allan, to attend the Christian men’s retreat...but he ends up dead there. What happened to him on the campgrounds? Who would want to kill Allan? And why are the detectives pointing fingers at Ashley? In her quest to solve the mystery and clear her name, Ashley will learn something about her husband that she didn’t want to know and something about her Christian faith that shifts her life.
This short work by national bestselling, multi-published author Michelle Stimpson is packed with emotion, suspense, and a her signature way of weaving hope into a story – always a hit with readers who enjoy faith-based reads."

Title:  How Killed My Husband? Author:  Michelle Stimpson Publisher: ML Stimpson Enterprises  Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Who Killed My Husband" by Michelle Stimpson
My Thoughts....

What a good mystery read as we find out just who killed Ashley's husband.  The autho…

Trinity Black: Behind Closed Doors By: Theresa Hodge

Book Description....

"Everything is not what it seems, and everyone isn't who they promise to be. Trinity Black craved for love and a happy life. Wishes can sometimes turn into nightmares.
Philip Black walked into Trinity's life, swooped her up and helped her make a better life for herself. Philip was handsome, charming and everything Trinity thought she wanted in a man, she found it intriguing that they even shared the same last names.
Trinity was a loyal and loving wife to her husband despite the abuse she was subject to as a child growing by the hand of her mother. Now she is locked in an abusive marriage with a cold-hearted man who has become a stranger.
This poignant story is full of sorrow, pain, and a will to live through it all. Journey with Trinity as she finds her way through faith, endurance, and bravery."
Title:  Trinity Black:  Behind Closed Doors Author:  Theresa Hodge Publisher:  T. H. Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Trinity Black: …

Undisclosed Desire 3: The Contracted Lovers by Falon Gold

Book Description...

"Two people have never clashed more morally than Camron Powers and his personal assistant, Amari Spencer. She was taught to earn everything she gets and treat everyone with respect. He’s never lacked for anything because of the silver spoon he was born with. It didn’t come complete with manners or a heart however, and now, he wants to know how to love someone, specifically Amari.

But it’s too late.

She’s had enough of his indecent behavior in the workplace, will give him two pieces of her mind, quit her job, and start a war that she’s not equipped to fight on a billionaire’s level. She and her family could lose everything that they’ve worked for. Camron is ruthless enough to take it, but he’ll learn some things just can’t be bought, hijacked, or forced.

The heart is one of them.

Can another Powers descendant find happiness and hold on to it? Can Amari and her loved ones survive Camron’s battle for her love?"

Title:  Undisclosed Desire 3: The Contracted L…

Beautiful Assassin: Revelations (Destiny Awaits Book 2) Kindle Edition by Stephanie Nicole Norris

Book Description...

"The enemy of my enemy is my friend…

In Beautiful Assassin Hitwoman Celine Briggs came out of retirement seeking vengeance from adversaries from her past. Celine had a score to settle and wouldn’t rest until she’d slain her last mark.

Celine’s allies are few and far between, and her enemies are teaming up to take her and the empire she reigns over down. With an impending war on the horizon, will Celine survive long enough to defeat her rivals or will being in the line of fire consume her? Find out in Beautiful Assassins Part 2. Revelations."

Title:  Beautiful Assassin: Revelations  Author:  Stephanie Nicole Norris Publisher:  S.N.N. Series:  (Destiny Awaits Book 2) Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Beautiful Assassin: Revelations (Destiny Awaits Book 2)" by Stephanie Nicole Norris

My Thoughts...

Wow, what a wild ride as this author's story keeps your attention as you are turning the pages to see what was coming at you next.  I…

Until Ray By: Cheryl Robinson

Book Description...

"Two people in the same city but worlds apart.
Until Ray is an unconventional love story of how two young people transitioning into adulthood find each other and develop a bond that will be tested through three decades. RAY IS LOST … He lives in northwest Detroit with his mother. When he’s not at home, he’s either at the mall selling women’s shoes or in the club. In both places, he's focused on one thing—picking up women. Only now he’s ready to make a change but isn’t sure how to do it. THEN SARITA ARRIVES … At twenty-four, she has an MBA, is a CPA, and works in upper-level management at GM. But all that success comes at a cost: she’s lonely and craves the one thing she’s never had—attention from men. Dive into a love story filled with soul-searching drama told from two very different perspectives. Until Ray, the first book of a trilogy, is set in the mid-eighties in Detroit, where the author was born and raised."

Title: Until Ray
Author: Cheryl Robinson