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Something New (Moore Friends Book 1) Kindle Edition by Celeste Granger

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"Love was in bloom all around her. 

Lynette Jones resigned herself to living vicariously through the extraordinary love of others. She had not found that kind of impassioned, overwhelming affection herself, and Lynette was okay with that, even as she attended the wedding of her best friend, Samantha McLemore. Lynette was happy that real love was possible, although, for her, love remained a distant fantasy.

What she didn’t know is that someone had a gleam in his eye reserved just for her. That, someone, was Elijah Sinclair. When he saw Lynette, nothing else seemed to matter. He was enamored with her, and Elijah determined that he wouldn’t let another moment pass by without making Lynette his something new."

This is a short story that does no end on a cliffhanger.




Title: Something New
Author: Celeste Granger
Publisher: C. G.
Series: Moore Friends Book 1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Something New" by Celeste Granger

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The Gift Kindle Edition by Perri Forrest

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"Kayla

It’s a week before Christmas, but Kayla Carter has nothing to celebrate. No tree, no plans, and no family to speak of. Her life is ripping apart at the seams. But this state of affairs is not new to Kayla. She is no stranger to life having its moments with her. But, at forty years old, she’s wondering why it is, that the universe is hell bent on dealing her a losing hand.

With her vehicle newly repossessed, and an eviction notice pinned to her front door, Kayla knows it’s just a matter of time before she’ll be without a roof over her head, and searching for somewhere to go. But she has nowhere to go . . .

Alone, in a world that is pulling no punches, defeat is single handedly, weighing Kayla down. And it all goes from bad to way worse, when a stranger shows up to drop off yet another piece of bad news.

Silas

When Silas Daniels arrives at Kayla’s front door, he’s there only to bring a misrouted 48-hour disconnection notice, from the gas & electric company. It mista…

ISA: Gift of the Baloma Kindle Edition by Perri Forrest

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15k word short story.

"A fantasy tale created from a myth that derives from the Trobriand Islands (today officially known as the Kiriwina Islands). Isa is the beautifully tortured soul who has never known love, and who has pretty much traveled through life alone. When tragic circumstances lead her into the depths of the sea, she has no idea what her fate may hold, and thus prepares for worst.

However, as in life, sometimes we have to go through our very worst to get to the place we were destined to be. Such is the case with Isa. Just when she thinks all is lost, she meets Chief Topileta, headman of the villages of the dead, and an unexpected love affair ensues. As Isa will soon find, nothing in her life stays peaceful for long, and before she knows it, she is separated from the only person to ever care for her.

When tragedy strikes and Isa finds herself awake after two years of falling into a deep sleep, she is surprised to find that all thoughts are still with the man she…

Through Her Heart (Mind's Eye Book 6) Kindle Edition by Deborah Camp

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"Love and hate both come in all sizes and guises. Mistaking one for the other could get you killed.
Seven-year-old Stuart McFarland’s innocent world is shattered when a home intruder murders his parents. When famous psychic Levi Wolfe meets the boy, he realizes that Stuart is also psychic. Levi and Trudy agree to assist the police in finding the murderer of Stuart’s parents and help Stuart cope with his ESP abilities. As the murderer searches for Stuart, who possibly could identify him, Levi and Trudy vow to protect the child, no matter what it takes."

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

My Thoughts....

This was another one of this author's Book 6 of the 'Minds's Eye' series that definitely puts the icing on the cake for Levi and Trudy Wolfe. They were helping solve this case for Stuart after his parents were kil…

Bound for Temptation by Tess LeSue

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"Having survived the Oregon Trail, Emma Palmer is ready for a fresh start, even if it costs her all the gold in California. 

Emma Palmer has had many jobs and has gone by even more names, but most recently she is known as Seline, madam of her own establishment. Her place is clean, her booze is cheap and her bedrooms are fancy. But when a would-be patron won’t take no for an answer, she is forced to don a new disguise and flee for her life. While the schemes she cooks up might seem outrageous to an outsider, they haven’t failed her yet.    

Tom Slater is a taciturn cattleman at the tail end of a long, hard season on the trail. He’s looking forward to a quiet winter at his old family homestead in Mexico. What he doesn’t plan on is escorting a group of 
n the run to safety south of the border. Tom doesn’t need to be a trailsman to know that the woman with the sly, green eyes—the one he can’t keep out of his thoughts—will only lead to trouble."
Title: Bound For Temptation
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May I Have A Word With You? Kindle Edition by Vanessa Davis Griggs

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"Devotionals to encourage and inspire using the Word of God on topics that people face in everyday life. May I have a word with you? actually comes from the sentiments expressed in “Let me talk to you” or “May I speak with you?” It’s a desire to chat with someone about something important. Another familiar expression may be, “Let me holla at you.” But the polite people generally ask permission first, respectfully saying, “May I have a word with you?” before sharing what they desire to say. For me, there’s nothing more glorious to share or talk about than the Word of God. Hence: May I have a “Word” with you? 

God’s Word is rich and more powerful than a two-edged sword. The Word of God touches every area of our lives: spiritually, physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and financially. No matter what’s going on; no matter what we may be going through: There’s a word in God’s Word. My prayer is that you’ll be encouraged, enlightened, inspired, and blessed beyond measu…

Santa's Toy: An Erotic Short (Reincarnation Serie Book 5) Kindle Edition by King Ellie

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"Kitten…” 
That’s what Captain Santana liked to call Tessa… because Tessa didn’t want to do anything else but purr like a kitten for him.

Have you ever just looked at someone and wanted them?
It didn’t matter where or when, you wanted them.
That’s what it was like for Tessa every time Captain Santana aka Santa walked into a room changing the atmosphere around her.
He used to bark out orders of what he wanted done and how he wanted it done,
but suddenly everything’s changed.

Santa didn’t bark those orders out in that way anymore.
Now, he barked out orders of how he wanted Tessa this way and that way…
Why?
Because she had become his obsession.
She was Santa’s Toy."

‼️DISCLAIMER: This is an 8k erotica short story...‼️
Title:  Santa's Toy Author:  King Ellie Publisher:  Imperial Publishing House  Series:  Reincarnation Series Book 5 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  5 Review:
"Santa's Toy" by King Ellie
My Thoughts....
Well, when two consenting adults say yes...oh …

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape By Sohaila Abdulali

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"“What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape is brilliant, frank, empowering, and urgently necessary. Sohaila Abdulali has created a powerful tool for examining rape culture and language on the individual, societal, and global level that everyone can benefit from reading.”
—Jill Soloway

In the tradition of Rebecca Solnit, a beautifully written, deeply intelligent, searingly honest—and ultimately hopeful—examination of sexual assault and the global discourse on rape told through the perspective of a survivor, writer, counselor, and activist
After surviving gang-rape at seventeen in Mumbai, Sohaila Abdulali was indignant about the deafening silence that followed and wrote a fiery piece about the perception of rape—and rape victims—for a women’s magazine. Thirty years later, with no notice, her article reappeared and went viral in the wake of the 2012 fatal gang-rape in New Delhi, prompting her to wriet a New York Times op-ed about healing from rape that was widely circulate…

On The Naughty List: A Falling For A Rose Christmas Special Kindle Edition by Stephanie Nicole Norris

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"She was tired of waiting, and his starvation for her had reached its ultimate peak. So when a Christmas party brings Eden Alexandria Rose and Derek James Clark face to face again, sparks turn into a detonation of desire that lands them both, on the naughty list."

*Authors Note - This is a short story and only meant to give you a look inside Derek and Eden’s Christmas together. This is not their full story which will come early 2019.


Title: On The Naughty List: A Falling For A Rose Christmas Special
Author: Stephanie Nicole Norris
Publisher: Love Is A Drug Ink
Series: A Falling For A Rose
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"On The Naughty List: A Falling For A rose Christmas Special" by Stephanie Nicole Norris

My Thoughts.....

What a surprise this was getting the read that was quite a naughty, gritty, passionate, sweet and explosive one that was simply lovely of these two Eden and Derek. Eden knew what she wanted and went after it in this short romantic s…

I Found Moore (All That & Moore) Kindle Edition by Celeste Granger

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"So many things changed for Samantha McLemore. She found her family, the one she longed for. She found love with Lance Preston, and he loved her without condition despite her brokenness. In an instant, Samantha’s life was transformed from barely surviving to living what most would consider a dream life with her multimillionaire fiancé. Still, Samantha was scared; fearful that the love she finally felt in her heart was not real… was undeserved. Would Lance’s love be enough? Would Samantha finally feel worthy and truly let love in? "

Find out in I Found Moore. This is a standalone novella. 

Title: I Found Moore
Author: Celeste Granger
Publisher: C. G.
Series: All That & Moore
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"I Found Moore" by Celeste Granger

My Thoughts.....

I just finished reading "I Found Moore" and it was really a teary eyed read for me. I could very well understand how Samantha was feeling due to what had happened previously in her lif…

In the Ring 2: A Dario Caivano Novel Kindle Edition by Perri Forrest

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"You’d think after all that I’ve been through, the universe would show me a bit of mercy.

I get that shit happens in life, and that it’s not always going to go in a person’s favor. But damn. At the beginning, I was on top of the world as the heavyweight champion. Undefeated, at that. And with the world at my feet, I was just kind of on autopilot. It was all about the octagon, the fame it brought with it, and the plethora of women that came as a part of that package. Relationships were not on my radar. I wasn’t interested in being committed to anyone or anything—outside the ring.

However, that all changed when I met Chanel Norwood. She filled a void that I didn’t even know was there. Beautiful, smart, driven, and everything I could ask for in a woman. I fell quick, and I fell hard. I wanted to protect her, make her happy . . . make her mine. It didn’t hurt that she also came with an extra bonus, in the way of family. My cousin, Lucas, who was like a brother to me, was murd…

And, Not Only That Kindle Edition by Cheryl Robinson

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"Three friends. Three incredible journeys. Janole, Jenn and Tam meet in college and forge a lifelong friendship. Janole makes a decision as a young adult that exposes the true character of her family and ignites a chain of unpredictable events. Later, her world is torn apart when her beloved husband of 24 years mysteriously disappears under scandalous circumstances. She questions everything that she believed in, especially her husband and their marriage. 
Jenn, wealthy and privileged, witnesses a childhood tragedy that instantly changes her family and haunts her into adulthood. She, and everyone she loves, are being destroyed by events that occurred years ago. Unless something changes, she is on the brink of losing everything including her sobriety and her husband.

Tam's mother dies from a lengthy illness while Tam is in college. As a result, Tam decides to become a doctor and is committed to helping others. However, she must face her own medical crisis and a possibl…