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He Fell From The Sky Kindle Edition by Pebbles Starr


"Meoshii "Jett" Cándida is known for being a self-absorbed and often inconsiderate human being. Raised by one of Brooklyn's most notorious and ruthless kingpins, she's always had this outlook that her needs and wants are above everyone else. After all, she grew up spoiled. But when her father dies and her mom is admitted into a mental facility, her entire world changes as she knows it. Thrust into the dismal world of poverty, Jett has no choice but to take care of herself--with the help of her best friend's boyfriend, of course. Somehow, she finds herself in a stressful and exhausting predicament that leads her to hitting a man with her car on the road. Only this man isn't quite what she had anticipated.
If you enjoyed "When a Rich Thug Wants You" and "My Polished, Professional Thug", you'll love this riveting, urban tale with a sprinkling of fantasy and endless secrets that'll leave you shocked and on the edge of yo…

The Sins that Follow Kindle Edition by Niki Jilvontae


"No family is as good as it seems to be to the outside world, even those deeply embedded in the church. This proves true when it comes to the Broady Family and the holier than thou facade they put on for the world. Led by an alcoholic, violent, often devious father Reverend Issac, the Broady ' s appear to be the model family, but what goes on beyond the walls of their mansion is anything but holy. Pain runs deep in this tale as three kids try desperately to escape their hell and avoid The Sins that Follow!"

Title: The Sins that Follow
Author: Niki Jilvontae
Publisher: N.J.
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"The Sins that Follow" by Niki Jilvontae

My Thoughts....

All that is left to say was this was a hard read for me. It was unbelievable that a man of God was able to get away with so many horrible sick things to his own family. I was left in a state of wow! As always, this author really knows how to get to the readers attention and this was defi…

God's Sacred Feast: Healing for the Wounded (Chronicles of the Hamlet of Sipsey Book 2) by Carol Gosa-Summerville


"God's Sacared Feast is the second novel in the series "Chronicles of the Hamlet of Sipsey." Set in the fictitious town of Sipsey, Alabama, in 1965, it continues the drama that shapes the lives of the characters introduced in "The Burden of Sweetberry."
While Sipsey is trying to recover from a heartbreaking tragedy, other problems arise.
A robbery occurs and an unpopular suspect is charged with the crime. Without knowing whether he's guilty or not, the townspeople declare their hatred of him and convict him in the court of public opinion.
Meanwhile, Deacon Branhope "Sugarfoot" Collins, flirts with celibacy after he's brought before the deacon board for being named in an embarrassing scandal. As he struggles to control his actions, he's tempted by lust and fantasizes about a mysterious love.
Deacon Johnny Goines, the moral center of the community, is stricken with grief when his youngest child is mortally wounded and he has to g…

Trent (Across the Aisle Book 1) Kindle Edition by Xyla Turner


The point of becoming an escort was to pay for my law degree.

One more year and a hefty tuition bill had me rethinking my no sex rule with clients. One exception to this rule with one client that changed my entire life.
He was rude, opinionated, prejudiced and downright ignorant. For him to have an affinity for a certain type of woman, he surely didn’t know how to talk to them. He knew how to have them screaming his name.
Outside of this, my one wish was that he would STFU.
We had five nights only and I was counting down to the hour until I wasn’t.
Five turned into fifty. Hookups turned into sleepovers. A client turned into a significant other.
But how?
For goodness sakes, he was a damned Republican!

A man over fifty is afforded the privilege to say and do what he wants.
The criteria for my escorts were black women.

Title:  Trent Author:  Xyla Turner Publisher:  AZINA MEDIA PUBLICATIONS                    Series:  Across the A…

In the Name of Love 2 Kindle Edition by Breanna J


"It seems like love is the number one thing that we are always fighting for. We’re fighting to find it, fighting to keep, even fighting for the other person to be in it, but one thing is for sure: when it comes to love, nothing is fair or written in stone when it comes to the matters of the heart. With the revelations and chaos that unfolded in the first installment, Sasha is learning this and more. While life is taking its best shots at her, and Keyz is sitting in jail for a crime she never thought he would commit, Sasha is forced to learn to fight and fight hard for her sanity, her heart, her life, and the people that she loves the most. During this fight, she is pushed to see some people and things for what they are and make some much needed adjustments. While some are able to get with the program, others don’t agree with her decisions and actions, whether they’re right for her or not. True colors will be shown and not everyone will make it out alive, and everything …

The Cost of Love : Volume 1 Kindle Edition by Breanna J


"They tell you that love is the objective of the game, if many of us knew the obstacles, we wouldn’t play with or against the members we have to play with, but they never tell you that or how much it’s going to cost you to play or to advance to the next level of falling in love, staying in love, or defending your love against everyone. They never even tell you that like some board games, you could be sent back to the starting line. Some say it’s worth getting in the game and going through the test and trials, but others walk away saying they are better off without it because they can’t afford the cost of it. Each person is different; some cheat their way through the game not caring who they hurt because all they care about is winning without having the right prize in mind. One thing is for sure, the game is the same for every player, but the outlook each player has of it is where you separate the beginners from intermediates to experts. Don’t believe me? Come and journe…

Someone to Trust by Mary Balogh


"During a rare white Christmas at Brambledean Court, the widow Elizabeth, Lady Overfield, defies convention by falling in love with a younger man in the latest novel in the Westcott series.

After her husband's passing, Elizabeth Overfield decides that she must enter into another suitable marriage. That, however, is the last thing on her mind when she meets Colin Handrich, Lord Hodges, at the Westcott Christmas house party. She simply enjoys his company as they listen to carolers on Christmas Eve, walk home from church together on Christmas morning, and engage in a spirited snowball fight in the afternoon. Both are surprised when their sled topples them into a snowbank and they end up sharing an unexpected kiss. They know there is no question of any relationship between them, for she is nine years older than he.

They return to London the following Season, both committed to finding other, more suitable matches. Still they agree to share one waltz at each ball they atten…

Forever Ain't Enough Kindle Edition by Shelia Bell


"Dray and Chynna were a perfect couple...well, let's back up. Dray and Chynna had a tumultuous relationship during their seven years together but it worked for them. That is, until Chynna pushed the buttons of their relationship to the point of no return with her jealous and abusive ways. 

When Dray meets Bethany, she is everything Chynna isn't. To push Chynna's violent buttons even more, Dray and Bethany become engaged, Chynna is enraged and all hell breaks loose. He promised Chynna they would be together forever. So what happened, and what lengths will Chynna go through to sever the ties that bind Dray to, sweet, innocent, successful Bethany, his newly chosen bride-to-be."

Title:  Forever Ain't Enough Author:  Shelia E. Bell Publisher:  S.E.B.      Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: 4 Review:
"Forever Ain't Enough" by Shelia Bell
My Thoughts....

Wow,  this was a read that will definitely keep your attention turning the pages to see what will ha…

Secrets of the South Kindle Edition by B.M. Hardin (


"Who are you pretending to be?
    Savannah thought that running away from her past would change her life. And for about fifteen years, she was right. Until her happy marriage goes down the drain and she's left with no one but herself to blame. On a quest to become the world's next best-selling author, to find her voice, Savannah makes a difficult choice.
   She has to run—again.
   She quits her job and packs a bag. And then she sets out to find the inspiration that she's never had. Only she finds herself in the one place she never expected to be. Home—in the South; reminded of pain and secrecy. A sin is still a sin, even if no one knows. And a secret is still a secret even if no one told. Bonds are broken, truths are spoken, and no one around her can be trusted.
   Who killed her mother? 
   Who is her father? 
   Who knows the truth about the small-town barber?
   Savannah discovers that 'Southern Charm' is just for show. What really matters in the South…

All I Want Is Forever Kindle Edition by Sunny Harris


"Donovan Richards is no stranger to disappointment. But he has made up his mind that his life won’t end as it started with him being poor and alone. Now a powerful and successful man, he has everything he has dreamed of, except love. Love has somehow eluded his grasp until sexy FBI agent, Grace Moore, enters his life. At first sight, he knows he wants her in every way imaginable, but she’s digging into the details of his sordid past to ensure a conviction against him. 

From the moment Grace lays eyes on Donovan’s file, something about him draws her in. Soon, she realizes Donovan is unlike any other suspect she’s ever pursued. Their chemistry is undeniable, making handling his case with the same professionalism she’s handled others the challenge of her life. When Grace finds herself having to choose between her heart and her career, she’s ready to risk it all. Will Donovan convince Grace to abandon her oath and give love a chance?" 

All I Want Is Forever is a re-relea…

Rocky Mountain Valor By: Jennifer D. Bokal


"In order to exact justice, one agent will do anything A Rocky Mountain Justice story Catching and killing a cruel drug lord is Ian Wallace’s obsession. So when his former lover, sports agent Petra Sloane, is charged with attempted murder, he sees how to connect her case with his, not how his heart will reconnect with hers. But as Petra’s life is threatened, Ian must decide between sworn revenge...and his true obsession."

Title:  Rocky Mountain Valor
Author:  Jennifer D. Bokal
Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense            
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five

"Rocky Mountain Valor" by Jennifer D. Bokal

My Thoughts ....

The story will keep you turning the pages to see what is coming next for Petra Sloane as she is in the need of help from the situation that she has been drawn into.  When Petra feels she doesn't have anyone else to turn to she turn to Ian Wallace who was the man she once loved and still did.  It sees that she left Ian due to the…

Rock God by: Brooklyn Ann


"Fleeing tragedy and infidelity, twenty-five-year-old Shayna Jones takes the longest walk of her life—which ends with her in the protective and possessive arms of heavy metal music’s hottest commodity, Dante Deity. HE’S THE BEST THERE IS Dante Deity is revered by everyone who knows anything about heavy metal music, and he’s respected by everyone else. Rich, handsome, and successful, he has a voice like velvet-wrapped lightning and an ability to juggle numerous philanthropic ventures and still crank out hits. When he’s on tour, music is his life. When he’s taking a break, he’s thinking about his next tour—or working on a project that helps him forget he’s alone. In front of him lies his next endeavor. SHE’S READY TO BE MORE Shayna Jones is fleeing her past. Tragedy, infidelity, heartbreak: the twenty-five year old has suffered it all. She was strong enough to run, however, like a spunky heroine from one of her novels, and soon she’ll be flying...just as soon as she can w…

Forbidden Song (Hearts of Metal Book 5) Kindle Edition by Brooklyn Ann


"Womanizing rock star, Cliff Tracey represents everything that has been forbidden to Christine Mayne, which only makes him a greater temptation, especially since she discovers he’s so much more than he pretends to be. BREAKING FREE After having one of the worst experiences a young teenager could endure at the hands of cruel musicians, Christine Mayne's rock star brother Quinn tried to lock her away from the world. She had to fight to live her life, go to college, get her master's and enter her PhD program. Now, she's determined to complete her research on group dynamics by touring with Bleeding Vengeance, even it means deceiving her brother and lying to the band's fabulous lead singer, Cliff Tracey. Cliff Tracey hates being manipulated, lied to and deceived. He'd know, having gone through a string of exes who had done just that. When he thinks he's found a kindred spirit, and a beautiful babe to boot, imagine his surprise - and disappointment - w…

Watched from a Distance (Love Under Fire) by Allison B. Hanson


"Lena Scott is in a world of hurt. She's being forced to pay off her ex's debts to people who'd rather kill her than look at her...and are making demands she's desperate to avoid. But kidnapping and murder? Hell, no. When the threats turn deadly, Lena refuses to be a pawn any longer. Five years ago, U.S. Marshal Dane Ryan left his old life and went into witness protection alone to keep his family safe. Working for Task Force Phoenix under a new identity, it's his job to protect others from those who'd harm them. When the beautiful and mysterious Lena lures him into danger, he suddenly doesn't know who to trust. She has her own agenda, and they both have big secrets, but for either to survive, they'll need to work together to defeat their mutual enemy. Falling in love will only mean more to lose... Each title in the Love Under Fire series is STANDALONE: * Witness in the Dark * Wanted for Life * Witness in the Dark."

Title:  Watched fro…

Metal and Mistletoe by Brooklyn Ann


"Fighting the darkness of their pasts, talented heavy metal musicians Curtis Scrimm and Dezra Hopkins seek holiday solitude but find each other.


Curtis Scrimm and Dezra Hopkins have lived both the highs and the lows of life—literally. They’ve both known the joy of performing to hordes of screaming fans and the horror of betraying all that they love and admire. They’ve both just gotten out of rehab.

But things are always darkest before the dawn, and with this Christmas comes redemption. It arrives in an unlikely place, in the solitary and deadly beauty of Yellowstone Park. It comes in the form of desperation and unquenchable desire, though things are never so black and white. The spark is a good bass line, the hottest lick from an electric guitar, and a primalistic roar like a furious lioness, and it will ignite an inferno of inspiration that both had been seeking. But that flame nee…