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A Thug Like You 2: The Finale Kindle Edition by Pebbles Starr

Book Synopsis:

"The highly-anticipated sequel has finally arrived!

Sky, Ryzen and the gang are back for this riveting final installment of “A Thug Like You”. Find out what happens when one woman finds herself tugged in different directions by 3 men. Sky’s childhood friend Ryzen has always been in love with her, but he finds himself competing for her heart against a meddlesome baby daddy and cutthroat Armenian kingpin. Tensions rise even more when she finds herself bumping heads with her homegirl Zuri over a new love interest."

Will everyone get the happy, storybook ending they envisioned? Or will they succumb to jealousy and betrayal? Buckle up for one last, intense and emotional ride!

Title:  A Thug Like You 2:  The Finale  Author:  Pebbles Starr Publisher:  Jaded Publications  Series # 2 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five Review:
"A Thug Like You 2" by Pebbles Starr
My Rationalization:

I enjoyed the way this author brings together in parts 1 and 2 giving the reader one…

Crimson Roses by Tess Thompson

Book Synopsis:

"Romantic Suspense

Pepper Chan tried to leave the scars of her abduction behind her when she joined her current veterinary practice. However, a chance encounter with Roddy Eastman, the brother of her former best friend, leaves her shaken and desperate to keep her distance. The last thing Pepper wants to do is relive the terrible ordeal from so many years ago. Her kidnapper was never caught, and Pepper is afraid to trust anyone.

Attorney Roddy Eastman is determined to find out why Dr. Chan wants to avoid him. He tries to convince himself that his drive to seek out answers from her is just his concern for his sister’s friend and not something deeper—like his long-standing attraction to her since high school.
The sudden murder of her boyfriend makes it clear that a deranged murderer is taunting Pepper, waiting for the right moment to strike. When Pepper reluctantly reaches out to him, Roddy offers her his help. Together, they must dig into her past to uncover the ide…

Ephraim's Hurt Room Kindle Edition by Amarie Avant

Book Synopsis:

"Where hurt people go...

Ephraim Levine had it all, except Maliah Porter.

She isn't the one who got away, she's the one who walked away.

He has adored Maliah Porter since they were children. She has epitomized beauty, innocence.

Everything about her captivated him. As they matured and their love grew, he worshipped her body and soul.

And then, without reason, Maliah Porter left Ephraim Levine and shattered their unbreakable love. He was suddenly held captive by her memory.

His obsession with her ruined him... But it also shaped the attractive, brilliant Ephraim into a calculating man.

One who would stop at nothing to take what he wanted. Maliah.

He will set the perfect scene-- build the perfect cage to entrap the Queen.

And finally, free himself of the restless need to dominate the one who stole his heart."

Ephraim's Hurt Room includes a devilishly, depraved, hot alpha, who has grown tired of waiting for his HEA! Expect the pages to burn with tension, passi…

KARMA WEARS VERSACE: a Detective Aisha Sawyer crime novel Kindle Edition by Rod Palmer

Book Synopsis:

"Hotlanta's baddest homicide detective, Aisha Sawyer, is dealing with a double homicide that dominates Atlanta's headlines. Hip-hop mogul, Kendall “Trap” Miller is the black half of the double homicide that ends his reign as Hustle Hard Entertainment's CEO and puts an Instagram vixen at the helm of his company.

Irony leaves no doubt that Chosen is the hip hop industry’s karma for systematically turning away qualified black female executives. Trap abused Chosen, and after her second tragic miscarriage, promptly left her for a med student - the double homicide’s other victim. Atlanta P.D. targets Meegan’s jaded ex-lover, a married surgeon capable of wielding the biological agent used in the murders. Detective Sawyer, however, strays from the main investigation, following the mysterious Chosen who, prior to her relationship with Trap, has no public record of history, nor family.

Sawyer and Chosen clash in a routine interview. Sawyer, the proud sista who jug…

Southern Delights: A Short Story (Victory Gospel Short Book 2) Kindle Edition by Tyora Moody

Book Synopsis:

"Nia Michaels is an author who’s currently experiencing writer’s block. Determined to send her next novel by the deadline, she struggles for inspiration. Her own love life certainly doesn't reflect the sweet Romance stories she's grown accustomed to reading and writing. When a man walks inside Southern Delights Cafe, catching Nia's eye, she's delighted to find the perfect male character for her novel. She sure wouldn't mind getting to know him for herself too.

Victory Gospel Shorts are sweet Christian romance short stories from 8,000 to 10,000 words or 32-40 book pages. Meet a different member of the Victory Gospel Church family. Don't be surprised if you see a character from the Victory Gospel Series or the Reed Family Series in a story."

*** NOTE: This story is a part of the Love Walked In anthology.

Title:  Southern Delights Author:  Tyora Moody Publisher:  T.M.                    Series:  Victory Gospel Short Book # 2 Reviewed By:  Arlena…

No Need to Repent: Vengeance is Mine Kindle Edition by Niki Jilvontae

Book Synopsis:

"No Need to Repent: Vengeance is Mine"

"Racial tensions, inequalities, and unjust killings are on the rise in the U.S., leaving the communities affected in search of a leader to help them find the justice they so desperately need. That leader is Inkosi Lane, an ex-street hustler turned army vet with ties to the black advancement movement. After finishing his tour of duty, Inkosi known as King Ko is sent on one last mission to patrol the streets of Charlotte after days of protests. Once there, King Ko goes rouge and leads the resistance to bring about real change. Yet that change comes at a price. Upon returning home, he finds everyone in his family has been murdered except his son and he goes on a quest for revenge. Come on this bloody, thrill ride as King Ko shows those who wronged him that there is no need to repent... because vengeance will be his!"

Title:  No Need to Repent:  Vengeance is Mine
Author:  Niki Jilvontae
Publisher:  Niki Jilvontae Pres…

His Love Made Me Do It Kindle Edition by Pebbles Starr

Book Synopsis:

"She was the only one that could cut through his crazy.

As a comic book creator living in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, Noelle spends her days lost in the exploits of her beloved fictional heroes. However, the reality is far more daunting, and Noelle constantly struggles to keep her head above water while trying to make a name for herself in the competitive comic book industry.

Never in her wildest dreams did Noelle think that her routine would be interrupted by a real-life villain, freshly awoken from a seven-year cryosleep following a bloodthirsty rampage through the city that took the life of Noelle’s teenage brother—a fact unknown by Noelle and long since erased from the memory of Emmanuel aka “Man”.

Upon meeting Noelle, Man falls madly in love with her and is determined to banish her pure nature and bring her over to the dark side.

When it appears that she’s the only one who has any chance of taming Man, Noelle knows she has to give it her all for the sake of …

Looking For Love From A Fly N*gga Kindle Edition by Chase Moore, and Pebbles Starr

Book Synopsis:


Prophet and Naomi are complete opposites in every sense of the word. He's foul-mouthed, violent, and homicidal, and she's shy, quiet and soft-spoken. But it's their obvious differences that fuel their attraction for one another. Despite their diversities, Prophet is determined to make things work with Naomi--even if it means upsetting the people closest to them. But when things turn deadly, the stakes are raised, and these two must face far more than they'd ever anticipated. Will true love really conquer all? Or will they crash and burn before they even take off?

Title:  Looking For Love From A N*gga Author:  Pebbles Starr & Chase Moore Publisher:  Jaded Publications                 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Four Review:
"Looking for Love From A Fly N*gga" by Pebbles Starr & Chase Moore
My Rationalization:
This is one story that it seems to me everybody had some type of p…

The Perfect Love Song by Patti Callahan Henry

Book Synopsis:

"Can one song change the course of life?
Brothers Jimmy and Jack Sullivan live a nomadic life doing what they love: touring with their band, The Unknown Souls. But Jack’s recent engagement to Kara has everyone looking forward to a Christmas destination wedding in Ireland. Unlike his brother, Jimmy never expected to fall in love. But he feels a sense of peace and happiness whenever he’s around Kara’s best friend, Charlotte—which has him wondering what he’s missing. Over Thanksgiving, Jimmy and Charlotte write a song while sitting together on the back porch. When the band sings it at a Christmas concert the next night, Jimmy insists it’s the perfect love song—but a manager for another famous duo is adamant that it’s the perfect Christmas song. Before Jimmy knows what’s happening, he’s on tour with the hottest country band around and suddenly everyone knows his name. But fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Jimmy finds himself far away from those he loves—especi…

Love On The Run (Love In Action Book 2) Kindle Edition by Roy Glenn

Book Synopsis:

"FBI agent, Nicole Maddox and design engineer, Jamal Hayes couldn’t have picked a worse time to fall in love. When Jamal writes a program to decrypt a message that he received accidentally, they uncover an American terrorist organization’s plans, which leads to orders being dispatched for their immediate termination. Narrowly escaping the attempts on their lives, the pair find themselves accused of espionage and conspiracy against the United States. Nicole and Jamal must stay alive long enough to prove their innocence and stop the terrorists’ plans. They also must survive to see if what’s been simmering between them while they are on the run is something real when the dust clears."

Love In Action: Book 2

Title:  Love On The Run Author:  Roy Glenn Publisher:   R.G.                           Series:  Love In Action Book 2 Review By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Four Review:
"Love On The Run" by Roy Glenn
My Rationalization:
Two people Nicole Maddox [FBI agent] and Jama…

Stitches in Time (The Deacon's Family Book #2) by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book Synopsis:

"Detachment had worked well as a life strategy for horse trainer Sam Schrock. Until he met Mollie Graber . . .

New to Stoney Ridge, schoolteacher Mollie has come to town for a fresh start. Aware of how fleeting and fragile life is, she wants to live it boldly and bravely. When Luke Schrock, new to his role as deacon, asks the church to take in foster girls from a group home, she's the first to raise her hand. The power of love, she believes, can pick up the dropped stitches in a child's heart and knit them back together.

Mollie envisions sleepovers and pillow fights. What the 11-year-old twins bring to her home is anything but. Visits from the sheriff at midnight. Phone calls from the school truancy officer. And then the most humiliating moment of all: the girls accuse Mollie of drug addiction.

There's only one thing that breaks through the girls' hardshell--an interest in horses. Reluctantly and skeptically, Sam Schrock gets drawn into Mollie's c…

Boo'd Up with a Rich Thug: A Short Story Kindle Edition by Pebbles Starr

Book Synopsis:

"After all the trials and tribulations they endured and overcame, Raelyn and Caesar are happily living in marital bliss — but the same cannot be said for her best friends Blue and Symba. Both women are struggling to keep their broken marriages intact out of sheer obligation and the fear of being alone.

But when tragedy occurs and secrets begin to arise, they find themselves pushed to the point of no return. Can they beat the odds, or will the weight of their burdens force them to walk away from the men who were supposed to be their knight in shining armor? Find out in the first installment of this mini-saga." 

t may be a short story but it’s packed with drama, emotion and earth-shattering scandals.

Title:  Boo'd Up With A Rich Thug Author:  Pebbles Starr Publisher:  Jade Publications    Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Four Review:
"Boo'd Up With A Rich Thug by  Pebbles Starr
My Rationalization:
An interesting short story featuring Raeyn, Caesar, Blue, La…

A Thug Like You Kindle Edition by Pebbles Starr

Book Synopsis:

"A fast-paced, jaw-dropping new romance from Pebbles Starr, author of the epic bestselling When a Rich Thug Wants You series!
Miss Sky is a shrewd single mom making her way in the world by working as a bottle girl at an LA nightclub, where she secretly pockets the establishment’s share with the help of her best friend Zuri. Sky’s unscrupulous means of getting by haven’t caught the attention of the owners of the club who just happen to be the biggest crime family in LA, the Kasabian Cartel – at least not yet.

Unknown to Sky, there’s drama unfolding behind the scenes in her personal life as her boyfriend Blade’s lies slowly start to unravel, as well as his secrets – like the fact that he is engaged to another woman. Meanwhile, Sky’s crazy baby daddy who is behind bars on drug charges is up for parole and plans to come home to reclaim what’s his.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get more complicated, Sky’s childhood friend Ryzen who has secretly carried a torch for…