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Wicked Torture (Wicked Nights (Stark World) Book 3) by J. Kenner

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"Outwardly, Noah Carter is riding high as the tech world’s hottest new genius. Inside, he’s still reeling from the abduction of his wife and baby daughter eight years ago, and then the devastating discovery of his child’s body. For years, he kept up hope that his wife was alive, but now that she’s been declared legally dead, he’s thrown himself even more deeply into his work, cutting himself off from emotional ties because they just hurt too damn much.


Then he meets Kiki Porter, an eternal optimist with a killer work ethic and dreams of fronting a band. And everything changes. Even though he tries his damnedest to fight it…


Sexually, they are combustible together. But their true fire is emotional, though it is a slow to burn. But once it lights, it is all consuming. The relationship grows emotionally, the sex is hot, things are good.


But just when it’s looking like they might have a real future together, the past comes back to haunt them. And Noah’s going to h…

A Lifetime With You (Falling For A Rose Book 5) by Stephanie Nicole Norris

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"It was the season that brought families together, for trick or treating, and Thanksgiving dinners. But for Octavia Davenport, this season symbolized an era in her life when she lost everything. For years, Octavia was alone living a moderately single life, but then she met the owner of Rose Security Group, and suddenly things began to change. A blossoming friendship evolved and with it came an unrestrained indulgence to connect with him on every level. Desire had never stirred her until him, and Octavia didn’t want to deny herself what she so hungrily craved.

As the head honcho of the Midwest’s preeminent security firm, Jonathon Alexander Rose is known for his commanding persona. Although his reputation precedes him, Jonathon would rather live his days absent from the limelight, with his sexy audacious best friend, Octavia. His fiery passion for her has been Jonathon’s secret until he can no longer stand to be on the sidelines. When he decides to go after what…

An Ex for Christmas (Love Unexpectedly #5) by Lauren Layne

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"She’s making a list—and checking it twice. But is there a nice guy among all her naughty exes? The New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines returns with a charming friends-to-lovers rom-com.

When a psychic tells spunky, superstitious Kelly Byrne that she’s already met her true love, she becomes obsessed with the idea of tracking him down before Christmas. Kelly immediately writes up an “Ex List” and starts contacting old boyfriends to figure out which one is the one. When her college sweetheart rolls into town, Kelly convinces herself that they’re meant to be. The trouble is, sparks are flying with someone she’s never given a chance: her best friend, Mark.

Mark Blakely has watched the guys on Kelly’s list break her heart, and he’s not looking forward to watching them do it all over again. Mark’s always been there for her, but the timing’s never worked out for their relationship to be something more. Now, just as Mark is ready to move on, the sexual …

Thought We Had Forever by LaQuita Cameron

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Every day couples battle infidelity. They argue. Give up on a love they once thought to be true. It's easy to say what you will do until you are put in a situation you don't know how to get out of. How does the perfect couple come to realization that they're love is falling off track? How does a married man tell his wife that he is cheating? Will it be more painful if he is sleeping with the his son's fiance?

When you're in love, you don't consider that another woman can fill your shoes. You don't believe a woman is better at loving your man. You think you're the best man for her. And you even doubt another man can steal your woman from under your nose... But let's be real, it's hard to stay away from a man that makes your toes curl, puts an arch in your back and gives you so much pleasure you can hardly stand to be out of his presence. Its even harder to stay away from a woman who has you so high on love that you feel…

Church Whore by Faith

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"First Assembly Church is one of the newest mega churches in Greensboro, North Carolina. Unfortunately The Holy Spirit isn't the only spirit alive in First Assembly.

The Blanks family is the first family of First Assembly. Pastor Edwin Blanks II (Junior) is the head pastor. Along with his brothers, sisters and Mama Eloise, First Assembly is run like a well-oiled machine.

That is until the newest family at First Assembly enter the picture. The Harlot family, three identical triplets, Jezebel, Delilah, Tamar and matriarch Lilith make themselves at home at First Assembly. Temptation seems to be lurking around every corner and the members at First Assembly seem to forget that what's done in the dark will come to the light."

Title:  Church Whore Author:  Faith Publisher:  Pen Bullies LLC Series: # 1 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review:
"Church Whore" by Faith
My Thoughts....

Wow what a story that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat…

Church Whore 3 By: Faith

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"The drama at First Assembly continues. The Blanks family has been in a constant battle with the Harlot’s. Can the Blanks survive the attacks from the Harlot family? Will they repent and turn from their lustful ways? Or will they succumb to snares of the enemy?
In this final installment of “Church Whore” the Blanks and the Harlots learn some powerful lessons. There are consequences to your actions, and the wages of sin is death."

Title:  Church Whore 3 Author:  Faith Publisher:  Pen Bullies, LLC. Series:  # 3 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five  Review:
"Church Whore 3" By Faith
My Thoughts... 

Well we are at the ending and again be ready for quite a few surprises where one will see karma taking hold front and center.  If you can get passed the title and realize that these people where quite entertaining with some good and some bad. But in the world we live it....believe me this does and has happened in many of our churches.  I thought the author did …

Church Whore 2 By: Faith

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"The drama continues as the Blanks Family, a
prominent family in the community, and the Harlot Family
battle it out.

Secrets are revealed and sins of the past come back
to haunt them all. As each individual's faith is tested,
how will they stand against the trials and tribulations of
life while continuing to run one of the largest Mega
Churches in the city?

Will the power of love be able to overcome
sin?

Can the Blanks men pull it together and be the men of
God they are supposed to be?

Church Whore 2 takes you on a journey of sin,
redemption and the consequences of
both!"

Title:  Church Whore 2 Author:  Faith Publisher:  Pen Bullies, LLC. Series:  # 2 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Church Whore 2" by Faith
My Thoughts....
Oh my!  This story continues on with the Blank and that Harlot family where there is quite a lots going on that will keep you turning the pages to see what drama, humor and craziness is coming next.  I did enjoy seeing that t…

The Good Listener By: B. M. Hardin

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"If you were paid to keep a secret, would you keep it? Even if it's murder?

Hannah Lewis thought that she could save the world, one patient and therapy session at a time. She was the best psychologist in town and she had never had a single patient that she just couldn't fix. But was she too good at her job for her own good?

When a new patient, the successful and seductive, Mr. Blake Griffin, walks into her office, with a problem unlike any other and a few terrible secrets, Hannah discovers that for the first time, ever, she doesn’t have all of the answers. But determined to get him back on the right track, Hannah becomes completely invested in Mr. Griffin's past, present, and uncertain future. But with a few secrets and problems of her own, suddenly Hannah's life spirals out of control and with everything on the line, she finds herself on the other side of the fence and forced to make a deal with the Devil himself; her handsome, psychotic, and …

Serial Rites (X-Men Homicide Squad #3) by Cortez Law III

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"Atlanta Homicide Sergeant Malcolm Hobbs’ strength: Acute intuition into human nature. His weakness: Loss of faith in God. Despite his immense ability, he’s on the edge and contemplates quitting. The mystery of Hobbs is his sanity. Will his spirit and soul unite in time to resolve his trauma or will they divide too late to stop him from experiencing the peace of God as they rage a life or die war?

In the psychological thriller, SERIAL RITES, a prequel to KREMLIN TIDE (2014) and COLD LICK (2015), Hobbs’ detective skills encounter one of the most compelling cases in his career, but there’s a big problem. A precarious Hobbs isn’t at full strength and he’s breaking in a new Detective to his team in former Columbus, Ohio hotshot, Shepard Cush.

When Hobbs and his elite team of investigators nicknamed, The X-Men, discover the catalyst to the murders, they must decipher the puzzling schematic from the cold heart of a psychopath known as, The Profiler.

Atlanta’s confiden…

Another Unforgettable Holiday: Four heart Warming Holiday Romances by Joanne Dannon

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"A Magical Christmas in Jerusalem

When falling in love isn’t as easy as falling in love.

Australian project manager Kiara Lonsdale is career focussed and determined to provide and care for the grandmother who raised her. Taking time off work to vacation has never been high on her agenda, but this year she’s made an exception. She’s helping her gran fulfil a life-long dream by accompanying her on a Christmas to the Holy Land tour.

Jacques Lenoir and his extended family run tours in Israel and he’s committed to their business. Jacques feels responsible for his grandparents’ welfare since they risked their lives, and others’, as operatives in the French Resistance, during the War.

But over romantic dinners in the desert, camel rides, and mud baths at the Dead Sea, sparks fly between Kiara and Jacques. Will this only be a holiday romance or will a touch of Christmas magic make it last a lifetime?

Another Magical Christmas in Jerusalem

He never wanted a family. She…

Under His Skin by S.I. Hayes & J. Haney

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"At twenty-six Dorian Gallagher has it all. Money, power, he’s used to fast cars and faster women. He gets what he wants when he wants it. Being put in charge of the build for the Gallagher family’s newest theme park has dropped him in Tennessee. Bored out of his mind he decides to go get some new ink and finds himself face to face with a beautiful woman who doesn’t know his famous last name. Can he charm this dark beauty, or will she just stick him and run?
Charlotte (Charlie) Herrick is a free spirit. She drives a big truck, rides a motorcycle and carries a gun. All while dancing around in the layers of tulle that make up her usual cheek baring tutus. Her life was hers. Until she meets Dorian Gallagher, now she doesn’t know which way is up and life has become something more than just the shop, fishin’ and moonshine. He says he’s just here for the year, so she convinces herself it’s just a fling. Can she stay true to her convictions or will this Amusement …

Forgive Us This Day by Barbara Joe Williams

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"Alese and Michael Wayne have been married for fifteen years. They have forgiven each other many times before, but will they both be forgiven for this day?"

Title:  Forgive Us This Day
Author:  Barbara Joe Williams
Publisher:  Amani Publishing, LLC
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Forgive Us This Day" by Barbara Joe Williams

My Thoughts....

What will happen when Michael Wayne does something that is almost unthinkable to his wife Alese whom he had been married to for years?  This was definitely not the fact that he didn't love Alese but just a real bad judgment that did cause quite a stir in his marriage.  Not only this matter was going on but it looks like there will be some trouble in adopting their foster daughter [Bianca] and Alese's mom Ma Dear being ill. 

With this story being of just a christian faith marriage will the power of prayer and forgiveness be enough to keep these two together?  The author does a wonderfu…

Flawless 4 by Jade Jones

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"Romeo, Shayla, Kim, and Desmond are back for a riveting fourth installment of the "Flawless" series! Friendships are tested and irreparably broken, and betrayal is at an all-time high. Can these four friends overcome the obstacles, and put aside their egos to mend their relationships? Or will outside forces destroy everything they worked so hard to build?

Romeo is trying his best to remain on a straight and narrow, but when you've got people gunning for you from every angle, it gets hard--especially when one of those people are a former best friend. He's dealt with jealousy before but never of this magnitude. Is he able to remain on top, or will the very person who helped him build his business be the one to destroy it?

Two years ago, Desmond walked away from the business for Kimberlyn, but one slip up causes her to leave him and sends him spiraling into a state of loneliness and depression. Lately, he's been feeling like less of a ma…

Since I Had You by Roy Glenn

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"In this tale of forbidden love, Long time co-workers, Brooke Patterson and Chris Gable have developed a special friendship, one that brought them closer together, one that made them fall in love. It was an ardently passionate and intensely physical love, built on their enduring friendship of mutual respect and admiration shared over the years. But there’s one problem:
They’re both married … and not to each other.
They’re eventually driven apart leaving each devastated and heartbroken but as chance would have it, they run into each other again. And those feelings are felt again, the ones that said, how much I've missed loving you since I had you."

Title:  Since I Had You Author:  Roy Glenn Publisher:  Escapism Entertainment  Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Since I Had You" by Roy Glen
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I didn't know what to expect when I first started reading this novel but as I continued on through the read, I really fou…

The Thursday Night Club and Other Stories of Christmas Spirit by Steven Manchester

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"A joyous and deeply emotional collection of three unforgettable Christmas novellas.

With a series of #1 bestsellers like Twelve Months, The Rockin’ Chair and Pressed Pennies, Steven Manchester has established himself as one of the premier voices of moving and heartfelt fiction. Now, he collects his three unforgettable Christmas novellas in one volume.

The Thursday Night Club: Five college friends, three men and two women, have been getting together every Thursday night to share humble meals and an abundance of laughter. But when tragedy takes one of them, leaving the others to question the fairness of life, the Thursday Night Club decides to embark on a contest in the memory of the generous spirit of their fallen brother. The objective of the contest is simple: whoever performs the kindest deed by Christmas night wins the pot – four quarters. And there are only two conditions: the benevolent deed must be anonymous, and it cannot cost a single penny to pull …

Merry and Bright A Novel by Debbie Macomber

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"Christmas is the season of the heart, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber is here to warm yours with a delightful holiday novel of first impressions and second chances.

Merry Smith is pretty busy these days. She’s taking care of her family, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, and hoping to stay out of the crosshairs of her stressed and by-the-book boss at the consulting firm where she temps. Her own social life is the last thing she has in mind, much less a man. Without her knowledge, Merry’s well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her—minus her photo—and the matches start rolling in. Initially, Merry is incredulous, but she reluctantly decides to give it a whirl.

Soon Merry finds herself chatting with a charming stranger, a man with similar interests and an unmistakably kind soul. Their online exchanges become the brightest part of her day. But meeting face-to-face is altogether different, and her speci…

12 Days at Bleakly Manor Book 1 in Once Upon a Dickens Christmas by Michelle Griep

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"A mysterious invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home may bring danger...and love?

England, 1851: When Clara Chapman receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet feels compelled to attend—for if she remains the duration of the twelve-day celebration, she is promised a sum of one thousand pounds.

But is she walking into danger? It appears so, especially when she comes face to face with one of the other guests—her former fiancé, Benjamin Lane.

Imprisoned unjustly, Ben wants revenge on whoever stole his honor. When he’s given the chance to gain his freedom, he jumps at it—and is faced with the anger of the woman he stood up at the altar. Brought together under mysterious circumstances, Clara and Ben discover that what they’ve been striving for isn’t what ultimately matters.

What matters most is what Christmas is all about . . . love.

Pour a cup of tea and settle in for Book 1 of the Once Upon a D…