Thursday, March 16, 2017

March Madness

March really is a month of madness for me!!! I haven't gotten a chance to actually read a book or even think about a review. I have been noticing some things in the author world. One author whom is known for her African-American stories and celebrating black love has started writing IR. Don't get me wrong I love when authors step outside of their comfort zone and are successful. True growth is when we are constantly evolving. But while this author has branched out I noticed her core fan based has been left out. And the stories that are AA are lack-luster. My thing is if your heart isn't in it don't do it. Don't get upset when readers who are paying a nice chunk of change for your books speak out on the fact that you don't even bother to edit any longer. So my question is when do authors stop trying to please readers and do what they love? Because at this rate this author is alienating her core fan base with this lack-luster work just to say hey I haven't forgot about you. Is it about the money or just wanting to please folks?

Next thing I noticed is that when Kindle Unlimited came out it was a lot of authors outraged some who took to their FB and stated that they wouldn't ever participate in the program and it hurts Indie Authors But oh wait now majority of your stuff is on K.U.? I have always been told, "never say what you won't do." And that's all I am going to say about that. Oh the shade! 

While I am on my hiatus what has everyone been reading? I am looking for a good series on the off chance I actually get to pick up something. And while March is known for a lot of things; The Ides of March, Basketball, Reading Month the list could go on But I would like to say: 


Monday, February 27, 2017

Conquered By Ally Fleming


Synopsis;

Gun Ranch Owner Berrill ‘Bear’ Clayton is an accomplished beauty encased in steel. Her toughness isn’t an act, but it isn’t ‘all her’ either. She distances herself from love and intimacy, clinging to the Alpha Girl persona she believes enables her to forget the times she was too weak to save the people she loved. 

For Pope Apostolou, meeting the fiercely independent Bear was a necessary soother for raw emotions stoked by the return of an old threat. Pope believes that threat now has Bear in its cross-hairs. It breaks his heart to discover she’s quietly torturing herself for a horrific night 6 years earlier-one that left 10 men dead-slaughtered after a night of debauchery…and betrayal.

In order to triumph over this new threat, Pope will need to show Bear that she can trust him. Unfortunately, Bear has learned to equate trust with surrender-something she refuses to give to any man. Pope would indeed want her surrender when her heart becomes the one thing he wants to conquer.

Conquered is a standalone BWWM Suspense Thriller. For an enhanced reading experience, add “Intoxicated” to your collection. These titles contain scenes of intense violence, language and sexual situations. Intended for mature readers.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Rise By Dylan Allen




Title: Rise
Author: Dylan Allen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 15, 2017



Blurb

As a girl, I saw my father destroy the family he claimed to love. I watched my mother waste her life dreaming of a man who left her without a second glance.

As a woman, I don’t dream, I work. I don’t fall in love, I focus. I would never let anything as frivolous as love distract me.

Until I meet Simon. A gorgeous, brilliant young architect with dark eyes, a sweet smile, and a dirty, dirty mouth. He sets me on fire, and suddenly all I can do is dream…of his hands, his lips, his body. Of a heart good enough and a love strong enough to make me believe in happily ever after.

But Simon has secrets that are even deeper than mine. Will our pasts destroy everything we’ve worked for? Or will we find the courage to rise to the challenge and fight for the love we share?






Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU






Author Bio


Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.

A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.

When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.



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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cupid's Gift By J.L. Campbell


Day 14 and the last day of the February Celebration of Love ends with Cupid's Gift By Author J.L. Campbell. 




Synopsis:

Melanie Peterson knows all about loss and likes her life the way it is, nice and safe. Her family and daily routine keep her occupied, until her office is disrupted by a four-footed ball of fluff named Maddox.

The dog's owner Bryce Nevers also knows what it is to have loved and lost. Even with his sister's wedding coming up on his birthday, Valentine's Day, he determined not to venture down pathways leading to anything resembling commitment. That's until Maddox blasts his way into Melanie's life, which forces Bryce to take a second look at his hermit-like existence.

Can these two wary souls put aside their fear and distrust and allow Cupid to change the course of their lives?


Meet The Author: 

J.L. Campbell is an award-winning, Jamaican author who writes romantic suspense, women's fiction, new and young adult novels. She has written sixteen books, seven novellas and two short story collections.

Her novels include the Island Adventure Romance series, which currently has five exciting, stand-alone stories and features feisty women and determined men. Campbell's mission is to write stories that entertain and educate readers. She is a certified editor, who also writes non-fiction.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Chasing Hearts By Yahrah St John

Day 13 in the February Celebration of Love features Author Yahrah St John 




Synopsis: 

Renowned petroleum geologist Bree Hart’s blood, sweat, and tears have put her sexist father Duke Hart’s Dallas firm, Hart Enterprises, on the international map. So when he brazenly appoints her cousin Caleb Hart, a former bull rider with little relevant work experience, to lead HE, Bree walks. She takes a job with real leadership responsibility at Wells Oil, one of Hart Enterprises’s competitors . . . and the real drama begins.

Bree thinks she’s landed the position because of her top-notch skills, but billionaire oil tycoon Grayson Wells’s motives are not noble. Grayson believes Duke Hart swindled his father out of his oil field and fortune, leaving him, his dying mother, and autistic brother mired in poverty for decades. Now, years after winning a lucrative oil field in a high-stakes poker game in Dubai, the dashing con artist Grayson is back in Dallas to steal Duke’s kingdom and get his family justice—and he plans to use Bree to achieve his ends. 

But Grayson hasn’t counted on Bree’s beauty, boldness, caring nature, and intellectual fire to stoke a flaming sexual desire in him that he can’t quell. Problem is, Bree’s battling her own wild attraction to her impeccably groomed, brawny stud of a boss. For Grayson, the stakes are high: In bringing Duke Hart down, he’ll hurt Bree. His heart wants him to be with her, but his brain knows better. 

Will Grayson stay focused on destroying Duke? Will Bree get steamy thoughts of Grayson off her mind and stay focused on the high-responsibility job she was born to do? Or will the lure of amazing sex—and possibly real love—derail their plans?
Will these two stop Chasing Hearts?


Meet The Author:

Yahrah St. John is the author of twenty published books, fourteen with Harlequin Kimani's Romance line and three e-books. In May 2014, St. John won the 2013 Best Kimani Romance from RT Book Reviews for A CHANCE WITH YOU. A graduate of Hyde Park Career Academy, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Northwestern University. Prior to becoming published, she wrote twenty stories and plays. St. John is also a member of Romance Writers of America. St. John is an avid reader of all genres. She enjoys the arts, cooking, traveling, basketball and adventure sports, but her true passion remains writing. St. John lives in sunny Orlando, the City Beautiful. For more information, please visit: www.yahrahstjohn.com. Follow Yahrah on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yahrah-St-John/55015186054

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Inheritance By Rochelle Alers

Day 12 in the February Celebration of Love kicks off with veteran Author Rochelle Alers 




Synopsis: 

In bestselling author Rochelle Alers’ passionate, uplifting new series, four friends from very different backgrounds find new beginnings amid the sultry beauty of New Orleans…
 
Corporate attorney Hannah DuPont-Lowell always pictured herself returning to New Orleans to retire—just not yet. But after her Manhattan company abruptly lays off its staff, there’s no better place to figure out a next move than the porch of her plantation-style home. 
 
Nestled in the stunning Garden District, the DuPont House has been in Hannah’s family for two centuries. With its eighteen rooms and two guesthouses, it’s far more home than widowed Hannah needs. Still, it could make a wonderful inn, especially if she can convince her friends and former coworkers Tonya, Jasmine, and Nydia to join in the venture. But in the meantime, Hannah has a high school reunion to attend…
 
College Professor St. John McNair, Hannah’s one-time classmate, is still the finest guy in any room. Between Hannah’s willowy, blonde beauty, and his uncanny resemblance to Marvin Gaye, they make a striking pair. And gradually, their rekindled friendship moves toward romance. Still, Hannah is too bruised by her late husband’s infidelities to trust a man again. But her friends’ arrival and encouragement just might show her a path through uncertainty—straight to a vibrant, joyful new life…


Meet The Author:

Rochelle Alers has been hailed by readers and booksellers alike as one of today's most prolific African American authors of romance and women's fiction.

With more than sixty titles and nearly two million copies of her novels in print, Ms. Alers is a regular on the Waldenbooks, Borders and Essence bestseller lists, regularly chosen by Black Expression Book Club, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Emma Award, Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award.

She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Theta Zeta chapter and her interests include gourmet cooking and traveling.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Rescue By Twyla Turner

Day of the 11 of the February Celebration of Love is featuring Author Twyla Turner newest novella The Rescue. 



Synopsis: 

Valentine Hart may have been named after the holiday of love, but she sure hadn't felt any of it in her life thus far.

Bo Montgomery had found great love once, but let the opinion's of his family stop him from getting what he truly wanted.

A Valentine's Day curse (or miracle) finds Val off the beaten path and directly into harm's way and into Bo's strong arms. The arms of a big man who sees in Val his second chance. If only he can convince her to stay after only three days of unbridled passion...

The Rescue is a novella that celebrates all things...LOVE.