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A Song For You: Book Two in The Lake Series Kindle Edition by Chicki Brown

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"Breelyn Jarrett is known for being a wild child in the small town of Eufaula, Alabama. Now that she’s celebrated her thirtieth birthday, she spends her days enjoying the single life and her nights singing karaoke at clubs in nearby Dothan. Though she has a beautiful voice, she has never attempted to go further than karaoke clubs. When her best friend’s husband records her performance and sends it to a friend who works at an Atlanta record company, her life takes a turn she never could have expected.

When it comes to business, Pierce Devereaux enjoys the good life as the Chief Financial Officer of an Atlanta record company, but when it comes to life after hours, he’s tired of dating and meaningless sex. When he meets the beautiful and talented Breelyn at her contract signing, and he is mesmerized. Her freewheeling spirit and outlook on life are the complete opposite of his conservative professional image. Realizing the last thing Bree wants is a serious relat…

Before and Again A Novel by Barbara Delinsky

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"From Barbara Delinsky, the New York Times bestselling author of Blueprints and Sweet Salt Air, a brand-new novel about a woman in hiding finding the courage to face the world again.
Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends—and thanks to the nonstop media coverage, even her privacy. Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid, in a small house with her cats and dog. She’s thankful for the new friends she’s made—though she can’t risk telling them too much. And she takes satisfaction in working as a makeup artist at the luxurious local spa, helping clients hide the visible outward signs of their weariness, illnesses, and injuries. Covering up scars is a skill she has mastered. Her only goal is to stay under the radar and make it through her remaining probation. But she isn’t the only one in this pea…

Lemon Filled Disaster (Eugeena Patterson Mysteries Book 3) Kindle Edition by Tyora Moody

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"Retiree Eugeena Patterson has picked up some new activities which include volunteering at an afterschool program and helping her future daughter-in-law plan a wedding. Eugeena is more than thrilled to see her son, Dr. Cedric Patterson, a longtime bachelor soon wed his girlfriend, Carmen Alpine.

During wedding planning errands, Eugeena notices a man is tailing her and Carmen.  When the man confronts Carmen this makes Eugeena’s enthusiasm wane and suspicions rise.

Later when that man is found dead, Carmen becomes a suspect. As Eugeena begins to investigate Carmen's past, she’s wondering if this wedding will ever happen."

Title:  Lemon Filled Disaster
Author:  Tyora Moody Publisher:  Tymm Publishing LLC              Series:  Eugeena Patterson Mysteries Book 3 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five Review:
"Lemon Filled Disaster" by Tyora Moody
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This was another one of 'The Eugene's Patterson Mysteries...Book 3' that was once again a gre…

Model Citizen (The Claire MacDougal Series Book 2) Kindle Edition by Lola Beverly Hills

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"Parties, trials, and anacondas, oh my! The headlines keep swirling as Claire MacDougal tries to balance a modeling career with an engagement to her longtime boyfriend of five years, Stuart Jacobs, Attorney at Law, and a close relationship with God. The congregation has stayed mum on the scantily clad images in her portfolio, but she knows the gold-paved streets of God's kingdom are talking. Stuart gets the break he’s been waiting for when he is called upon to help defend ten-time Grammy-nominated rap star, Pharaoh, accused of murder in the third degree. Claire doesn't believe life can get any better but when she befriends Pharaoh's young and naive wife, Plush Sanders, she begins to see her own face on more tabloids than fashion magazines. Stuart has always been respected amongst his colleagues and the members of the church that watched him grow up before their very eyes, but when Claire's socialite lifestyle collides with his professional life as he tak…

All About Her Thighs (The Claire MacDougal Series Book 1) Kindle Edition by Lola Beverly Hills

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"Nineteen-year-old Claire MacDougal prides herself on being sexy, independent, and noncommittal. She shows off what her mother gave her in a scantily clad uniform, getting big tips at the restaurant where she works. Then, she encounters an old classmate with educational ambitions who invites her to his church, and she finds herself falling for him despite the fact that they come from two different worlds. Stuart Jacobs had always had feelings for Claire in high school, but never pursued her because his extracurricular activities would not permit him the time to have a relationship…nor was he her ideal. Now his mother is adamant on him meeting and pursuing a relationship with the daughter of a highly esteemed mayoral candidate, but after running into Claire after graduation, he sees it as fate and will stop at nothing to be with her. However, when he finds himself competing with a friend for her attention, she becomes the talk of every concerned mother at Renewal Baptist…

I Liked you Better, Though: Part two of I Liked you Better When I Didn't Like You (REFLECTION COLLECTION Book 2) Kindle Edition by JHORDYNN (

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"Everything is perfectly aligned in Desiree’s life. Bitterness, hatred, and anger have all been evicted; she finally accepts that she will never be enough for her mom. Desiree has a successful medical career, on the brink of becoming an author, and is newly engaged to Kentarion. Nothing is wrong… except that her ex Craig is now newly divorced. Desiree's and Craig's desires for each other are palpable. Craig lies awake wondering if she still wants him. Desiree's temperature rises at the thought of confirming his feelings for her. They’ve agreed to be just friends, but time and yearnings reveal that that is an impossible task. After Desiree restores the love between Craig and his mom, Craig has no choice but to do the unthinkable... Will Desiree leave the past in the past? Does “EX” boyfriend mean an Example of what she doesn’t need? Or does it mean the Exception to the rule?"

Title:  I Like You Better, Though:  Part 2 of I liked you Better When I Didn'…

Arise From The Ashes, Paulette Harper

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"Arise from the Ashes, are stories of hope from women from all walks of life. These women who have gone through the fire, walked in places that others dare not tread, but women who are not ashamed of their scars and willing to bare it all.
They share their journey of going from trials to triumph and pain to purpose. Arise from the Ashes is filled with inspiration, wisdom and life’s lessons from women who have endured personal pain and have come through empowered, encouraged and victorious." Title:  Arise From The Ashes
Authors: Paulette Harper, Yolando Cooksey, Donna Moses, Cassietta Jefferson, Angie Jones, Sydney Delatorre and Michelle Mills
Publisher:  Thy Word Publishing 
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Arise From The Ashes" By... Paulette Harper, Yolando Cooksey, Donna Moses, Cassietta Jefferson, Angie Jones, Sydney Delatorre and Michelle Mills 

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Seven beautifully told anthologies of women who have gone through the fire, walke…

WOMBMATES Kindle Edition by JHORDYNN

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"Twin brothers Kilgore and Corrigan have shared everything their entire lives: rooms, beds, cars, food, jokes... Unbeknownst to Kilgore, the one thing that he has kept to himself, Corrigan is tending to-- Kilgore's ex wife. In the blink of an eye, the twin brothers transform from best friends into faithful enemies. When one brother takes revenge too far, their bond is fixated at the point of no return."

Title:  Wombmates
Author:  Jhordynn
Publisher: Jhordynn
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Wombmates" by Jhordynn

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What a beautiful written story that can leave you in tears.  This was a story with a bond between the two brothers [Kilgore and Corrigan] that had been broken for a while but by the end it was good to see that this 'irreplaceable bond between the brothers' was  back. What a mess the story endured in that it seems that they really tired to share everything!  The story had quite a lots going on with the characters …

The Underground Railroad Brides Collection 9 Couples Navigate the Road to Freedom Before the Civil War by Barbara Tifft Blakey, Ramona K. Cecil, Lynn A. Coleman, Cecelia Dowdy, Patty Smith Hall, Terri J. Haynes, Debby Lee, Darlene Panzera, Penny Zeller

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"Join the journey as nine couples employ daring resourcefulness that leads them along the Underground Railroad in search of freedom and justice for all."

Love Guides Hearts Along the Road to Freedom

Nine historical couples walk the road to love even as they dare to escape and help others break free from the injustices of slavery between 1849 and 1860. From Southern states of Georgia and South Carolina to above the Mason-Dixon Line in Indiana and Pennsylvania, they work within the network known as the Underground Railroad.

Emma Underground by Barbara Tifft Blakey
Follow the Christmas Star by Ramona K. Cecil
Under the Sails of Love by Lynn A. Coleman
The Bakery Bride by Cecelia Dowdy
Place of Refuge by Patty Smith Hall
Free to Love by Terri J. Haynes
The Winter Quilt by Debby Lee
The Song of Hearts Set Free by Darlene Panzera
Freedom’s Flight by Penny Zeller

There is hope for the future when people come together to fight evil, and when men and women find love in the midst of g…

Blaque Orchid: Sometimes Your Environment Can Determine Your Future Kindle Edition by Niki Jilvontae (Author)

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"The environment in which a person lives in can often determine the path they take. This is true for many people growing up in urban ghettos around the world. It's proved itself true for the four very different but similar young ladies in this story as well. Each of them, facing their own demons at home find themselves in life or death situations that lead to life changing decisions.
Meet Blaque Daniels the 17-year-old, nonchalant math whiz with a fetish for knives and an abusive daddy who will go to any lengths to break her down.
And Frankie "Fe Fe" Donnovan a 19-year-old, pre-op transexual with a smart mouth, the body and face of a goddess, and hands like a prized fighter.
Next there's Rose St. Clair, a 18-year-old black, white, and Irish mixed quiet girl with a natural nac for computers and the mind of a business woman.
Finally there's Trouble Walker the oldest of the bunch, a 20-year-old bad ass who fears nothing, is loyal to a fault and is a natur…

An Alpha's Captive: A Brandt Wolf Pack By: Amarie Avant and Deanna Richmond

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"It’s been six months since Gerard Brandt lost his brother in a tragic accident. Gerard left home, years ago, after relinquishing his title as Alpha due to personal demons. He’s looking into the spike of deaths and deceit in his small town but in the center of it all is the dangerous and alluring Teegan Dean. He’ll do anything to keep her safe.
Teegan guards dark secrets and doesn’t believe she’s worthy of Gerard’s protection. While one wolf wants to save her another ruthless Alpha, Kano Hok’ee, has laid claim to her.
For centuries these two clans have been enemies; the Brandt’s - known for their unscrupulous manipulation and the Hok’ees - notorious for murder, lies and deception. Now a power struggle has finally erupted. As past secrets come to haunt the town of Silverton, the Heads of each clan must meet in order to cease this impending war.
Teegan is the key to one pack's destruction, as she is, strength to the other.

Title: An Alpha's Captive
Authors: Amarie Ava…