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Nila: Fire Book 3 Kindle Edition by Daniel G Linsteadt

Book Description....

"Nila-Fire, the third in the series, has Seth, a Nila Swimmer, and his adopted family of Nila flyers finding themselves back on their home planet, Earth. Assisted by two hikers, Vuna is nursed back to health after his attack by Zerths. Vuna and Zuri’s fast-growing daughter Seva connects them, as flyers, with humans, and they learn their reason for returning to Earth—to assist their own kind!

Jiva and Kava go on a mission given to them by Gian, where they obtain the clear crystal and a quest from Sam. Kava returns to the flyers with the clear crystal, while Jiva leaves the flock with a map, a riddle, and Britta—Sam’s housekeeper.

On his own mission, Seth is saved by Xcina from stormy waters. He learns his family of swimmers has also returned to Earth and safe from the Zerths. Taken to a lavender planet, Xcina passes the mantle of “She” onto him, but not before giving him instructions to find his father. With new visions of darkness, yellow eyes, and imminent da…

Nila: Air Book 2 Kindle Edition by Daniel G Linsteadt

Book Description....

"Nila-Air, the second the series, has Seth discovering the perilous motives behind his father’s heartless actions that caused his debilitated health, isolation, and suffering. Now reborn on a new pristine world, Nila are determined to rebuild their community and face any new challenges.

Finally living as a true Nila, Seth must learn how to deal with the withdrawals of his former human life. Boredom and heartache force Seth to search within himself for his meaning and purpose while his relationship with Kate deteriorates with the presence of Raymond, who becomes the Red Crystal Bearer that Seth and his father previously held.

Seth’s connection with the mysterious Her—Nila’s spiritual leader—intensifies as he attempts to decipher new visions from Her. Straying from Nila protocol, Seth discovers a new threat—the current winged inhabitants. Boredom quickly turns into adventure and self-discovery that are fraught with danger and gut-wrenching decisions. Can Seth br…

Nila: Water Book 1 Kindle Edition by Daniel G Linsteadt

Book Description....

"Nila-Water, the first in a series, emerges as a blend of the parallel realities that Seth lives in. Developing a debilitating illness with an excruciating skin condition, he has lived a life of isolation. He escapes to the bedtime stories told by his father, of a beneficent race of Nila, who live on earth and in the oceans. Suffering also the loss of his father, who abruptly disappears from his life, he becomes attracted to his beautiful, tantalizing caretaker, Kate, who shares the house entrusted to him by his father. They mutually agree he should undergo four risky treatments recommended by his doctor, Eshe, to curb his ailing condition.

The questionable intentions of Seth’s powerful father for humans and for Nila are revealed during the course of treatments. Are Seth’s real-life experiences during the treatments actually his new life in the ocean, or a result of the drug being administered?

Title:  Nila:  Water Author:  Daniel G. Linsteadt Publisher:  Ravens…

Hidden: Missing Moore (All That & Moore) Kindle Edition by Celeste Granger


"Samantha McLemore had a hole in her heart she thought would never fill. She longed to know where she came from; whom she belonged to, what real love was. Samantha didn’t know love; and as the song says, she looked for it in all the wrong places. That was, until she met multi-millionaire, business owner, Lance Preston. Lance was mesmerized by Samantha, despite her brokenness, he desperately wanted to love her past her pain, but Samantha didn’t know how to let go and let love in. Her quest to find the family she lost made her unavailable, and she struggled with connecting and opening her heart. However, Lance Preston refused to be shut out, and he would take whatever steps were necessary to make sure Samantha knew it."

Title:  Hidden:  Missing Moore
Author:  Celeste Granger
Publisher:  C.M.                         
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five

"Hidden:  Missing Moore" by Celeste Granger

My Thoughts...

Sweet story of how Samantha gets her wish and…

Once Upon A Crime: A Black Girl MAGICAL Suspense Kindle Edition by B.M. Hardin


"**A Black Girl Magical Suspense...with a Witch!**

How Many Secrets Do You Have?

Epic Gilmore is everything, that every woman wanted to be.
She’s smart, successful, and living her best life: happy, accomplished and free.
But things get shaken up, when her archenemy gets thrown into the mix. He steals the job of her dreams, and as a result, Epic exposes her inner witch.
You see, she carried around this secret, of having powers and such. And for a while, she felt powerful, on top of the world, like she couldn’t be touched.
Until a terrible tragedy happens, and things for Epic, are never the same. And soon, she finds herself knee-deep in secrets, and trouble. And on the wrong end of the cat and mouse game.
Who can she trust?
Who’s on her side?
Who’s just pretending?
And what are they trying to hide?"

Title:  Once Upon A Crime:  A Black Girl MAGICAL Suspense Author:  B.M. Hardin Publisher:   Savvily Published LLC                           Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Revi…

The Gun Trial (Sophia Christopoulos Legal Thriller Series Book 2) Kindle Edition by Dale E. Manolakas


Inspired by a real case in this legal thriller, a Yale student's tragic end triggers a deadly fight for justice against gun sellers and an attack on the Second Amendment right to bear arms. As guns fire and lives shatter, media wars and violence drive this legally pivotal trial against gun sellers. Only the small Los Angeles firm of Kraus & White will take on the cutting-edge case against the national gun establishment and corporate oligarchs. Amidst the firm’s internal strife, lead trial lawyer Sophia Christopoulos and her team fight the well-financed, corrupt opposition in hostile Bakersfield, California. Social tensions fuel the already volatile mix compounded by demonstrations, deaths, scandal, and the ratings-hungry media. Fighting for her life and her firm’s survival, Sophia pushes the Second Amendment case to a climactic trial—confronting the ubiquity and difficulty of gun violence and guns themselves in America. [First in the legal thriller series—Lethal Lawye…

Lethal Lawyers (Sophia Christopoulos Legal Thriller Series Book 1) Kindle Edition by Dale E. Manolakas


"In this legal thriller, infighting, carnage, and sexual favors are the law at the Los Angeles law firm of Thorne and Chase. Partners and associates cannibalize each other in its cutthroat culture battling for money, power, love, clients, and ultimately their own survival. With blue-collar idealism and onerous student loans, first-year associate Sophia Christopoulos covets the firm’s money and power. But her new friendships, love, and success come with the devastating price of disillusionment, murder, and betrayal. When Sophia is hurled into a murder investigation, she is torn between ethics and firm politics, as well as love and truth. Fighting to save her career and life, she becomes the star witness—and then a target." THE GUN TRIAL ~ Second in Series 

Title:  Lethal Lawyers
Author:  Dale E. Manolakas
Publisher:  Dale E. Manolakas's Books                       
Series:  Sophia Christopoulos Legal Thriller Series Book 1
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

The Good Mistress II, By Amarie Avant

Book Description....

"What would you do if you found your happily ever after, but the world was hellbent on keeping you from it? Somalian native, Mila Ali, endured two broken engagements. She never seemed to be destined for true love until billionaire, Blake Baldwin, came storming into her life.
With a trail of heartache in the past, a dead fiancé and family drama to last a lifetime, she’s at a crossroads when it comes to saying “I Do.”
Now, Mila has become everything to Blake.
His world. His queen.
Blake is determined to make her his wife and wipe away all the pain of her past.
Even if that means he has to bribe, lie or kill.
He will give her a happily ever after at any costs." 
Title:  The Good Mistress II
Author:  Amarie Avant
Publisher:  A.A. 
Series # 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five
Review: "The Good Mistress II" by Amarie Avant My Thoughts... The Good Mistress II was a good read!  One definitely couldn'…

Meg’s Folly (Meghan’s Playhouse Book 6) Kindle Edition by Adriana Kraft


"When Meghan Keenan’s old flame Clark Hendricks unexpectedly shows up at the Summer Shakespeare Festival where she has a leading role, Meg has a brilliant inspiration: he’ll be perfect for Camila, the hot Latina who currently shares Meg’s bed. If Meg’s scheme works, she can continue to enjoy sexy escapades with both of them.

Clark has a different idea. He’s come to the Festival with one goal in mind: to marry Meg. Will Camila buy into the plan and help him spark Meg’s jealousy? Can Clark escape this tempting triangle unscathed? And if he does, can he claim his would-be bride before she flees in panic?"

Title:  Meg's Folly Author:  Adriana Kraft Publisher:  eXtasy Books Inc                    Series:  Meghan's Playhouse Book 6 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Four Review:
"Meg's Folly" by Adriana Kraft
My Thoughts...

This was another good read of the series:  Meghan's Playhouse Book 6 "Meg's Folly where we find that 'Meghan Keenan's…

ELECTRIC IMPULSE: Love, Life & Sex (Book 1) Kindle Edition by Angel Hilson

"Fans of authors such as Tayari Jones, Colleen Hoover, and Vi Keeland will find Angel Hilson to be an edgy, new captivating voice. 
Aria Davenport is a girl with a plan. Meet the family. Graduate. Get engaged. And it’s happily ever after. Only that’s not quite how things work out. She attends her sweetheart’s posh family gathering expecting to take their relationship to the next level. Instead she’s dumped and humiliated in front of everyone. Blindsided by his betrayal, she’s left stunned. She graduates the very next day, her life in shambles. Life fresh out of college isn't the dream she'd thought it would be.

Phoenix Prescott, a Forbes’-celebrated real estate mogul, is always in Aria’s peripheral. He’s a VIP client at her nightclub and she finds herself bumping into him outside of work more and more. Aria's unassuming beauty and fiery personality make her a magnetic allure that Phoenix simply can't resist. And he won’t take no for an answer.

His constan…

Happily Ever Afterlives by Olivia Waite

Book Description...

"Seductive demons. Determined mortals. And a lot of the best kind of sin... 

DAMNED IF YOU DO: Lord Lambourne's sexual prowess has unfortunately condemned him to Hell for lust. But sharp and sultry Idared, the demoness assigned to punish him, is proving to be his greatest temptation yet. Too bad Lambourne's mortal fiancée and her awful violin are on their way to rescue him.

HELL AND HELLION: Virginia Greening always loved the dash and dazzle of London society -- but after being jilted by the man she rescued from Hell, the pitying looks and backhanded whispers only leave her feeling left out. Worse, since her return she's started seeing demons lurking in the corners of every proper parlor. Her soul is off-limits to them, but they don't make for comfortable company.

Until incubus James Grieve strides naked onto a ballroom floor and asks her to dance. Miss Greening has nothing to lose, so she and her incubus are soon indulging in any number of pas…

Into the Hood: Pierre & Anneka Kindle Edition by Ms. T. Nicole

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"**Complete Standalone**

A beautiful, eighteen-year-old young lady—Anneka Snow—is on a journey after the tragic death of her mom. After she runs away from the only man that is supposed to always love and protect her, Anneka finds herself on a journey, trying to fight to survive. 
On her quest, she’s met by seven different men, each with their own purpose, but her naïve spirit, enchanted beauty, and lack of life experience may be the reason her life might be spared. 
The men grow to love Anneka. She cleans, cooks, loves apples, and has a nurturing spirit that causes everyone in her path to fall deep into her spell. 
While on this journey, Anneka is faced with the changes of her new life. Trying to keep her head above water and making it out alive, Anneka is forced to adapt to her new situation while making the best of her circumstances. While staring death in the eyes, a new love interest may be her only means of survival. The hunt began for this spoiled princess,…

Give Him Back Kindle Edition by B.M. Hardin

Book Description....

"How far would you go for love?

Before, Lava thought that she had life all figured out. The man, five kids, a good job and a big house.
And then, two years ago, her husband told her about his affair. But she stayed, waiting, hoping that he’d notice her still there. But we don’t always get what we want. And once she realized that her husband was in love and having a baby with someone else, she burned with envy, feeling a rage that she never felt. Lava realized, that her husband's mistress, had no plans on giving him back. So, she was going to have to take him. The question was, how was she going to do that?

Lava came up with a crazy plan to get rid of her competition. Only the plan backfires, horribly, leaving her praying and wishing. That she’d just divorced him and walked away, but now it was too late. She’s desperate, guilty, and unsure of her fate.
What is it that she’s missing? What secret didn’t she see? What LIE was right in front of her?
Who wa…