Friday, January 4, 2019

My Sister, The Serial Killer By Oyinkan Braithwaite

UPCOMING READ!!!! I am so used to my Kindle but nothing compares to holding a book in your hands. I have been discovering many jewels at the Public Library, and was so excited I finally came off the wait list for this book.  



Synopsis:

"Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer."

Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. 

Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.

Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she's exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she's willing to go to protect her.

Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite's deliciously deadly debut is as fun as it is frightening.


About the Author:

OYINKAN BRAITHWAITE is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo, a Nigerian publishing house, and has been freelancing as a writer and editor since. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top-ten spoken-word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam, and in 2016 she was a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

RAW: REBIRTH BY BELLE AURORA




Title: RAW: Rebirth
Series: RAW Family #3
Author: Belle Aurora
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 2, 2019



Blurb

It had been six years since my world was turned upside down.
He exposed me to the darker side of life and I could never go back to the person I was.
I had been through more things the average person couldn’t even relate to.

If I had the chance to go back and do things differently though?
Not a chance.

I’d pick him a thousand times. A million times. For eternity.

I guess not much has changed.

My name is Alexa Ballentine, and I am still in love with my stalker.



Like many of readers I have waited so long for this book to be dropped. Readers be warned if you haven’t read the other two books in the series YOU need to. I going to be completely honest in saying that Rebirth makes up for Dirty. We finally get closure with this book and to reconnect with Twitch and Lexi.  The author did not hold back in this book. Readers you do not have to wait for anything to be revealed at all. I will say Lexi was very trusting of the new people introduced to her considering the lifestyle Twitch had. I did like that we got to see Lexi & Twitch have their moment of truth, I will say that she makes him work for her love. A.J. is a doll and is a mini Twitch in the making. At times the story moved a little bit slow it was like going around in a circle with these two. I was just waiting for something to happen and then comes Ling. We all know she is a HOT MESS and in this story she is even HOTTER. She has always been a love to hate character for me and now this business with the Turk almost, ALMOST gives her a little humanity but this is Ling we are talking about she is a dragon. Now Molly (nanny) has a heck of a story and I wouldn’t mind knowing more on her character.

Twitch although he is working on being a better man is still the same Twitch if you mess with his family and that includes extended family you better watch out. The author did a good job of showing all sides of him the lover and the Boss that we know him to be. It was a good balance of their romance and business. I think it was cute to see them date each other and the sex scenes ( off the chart)!!!!! I wanted Lexi to find her backbone it seemed all the men in her life including her son ( at times) verbally abused her. Don’t get me wrong eventually she rises up as the Queen ( as Twitch calls her), I just wished it came a little sooner. I loved reading about Happy and Julius and their significant others. I don’t want to say too much because this book has so many WTF moments. This book had mayhem, love, laugh out loud moments and more importantly growth.  All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this book after finishing it all I could say was FINALLY!!!! It was the best piece of closure. I hope the author does continue with this series.


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Author Bio

Belle Aurora is thirty-something year old and was born in the land down under.
At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown’s Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance.
Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and laughter. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love.
Humorous romance novels.
So many authors had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles.
Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February this year Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love.
With words.
With writing.
With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.


Belle Aurora is a USA Today best-selling author.



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Thursday, December 20, 2018

A Game-Changing Christmas By Stephanie Nicole Norris

Synopsis: 


Two prominent families. A six-year rivalry. A common enemy. 

In this season of giving, love is in the air for the Rose and Valentine families. Because of the addition of in-laws, they both are in pursuit of new land and developments to build lasting memories with the ones they hold dear.
So when they submit bids against one another, their rivalry heats to a level that will bring them to a head; until they both become outbid by a new competitor. On the heels of a love affair brewing, the need for a partnership arises that may shut down the foundation of their feud permanently, or possibly, extend it. 
Can the families put aside their pride to reach their ultimate goal and mend fences? Or will their feud continue with no end in sight?

Authors note* While the central plot of this story is resolved by the end, the brewing romance between Raphael and Bri is not. Their full story will be released in early-2019.


About the Author: 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a love for reading. In my childhood years, my sister and I would run to the bookmobile whenever the van would come sailing down our street. As I grew into a teenager, gradually, my interests changed from reading R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps series to reading stories like Sweet Valley High.

It wasn’t until I became a young adult, that I grew a love for romance novels. But after discovering them, I fell head over heels with the different hero’s and heroine’s, leaving me captivated by their devotion. Having a passion for writing, I also wanted to give readers the rapture, adoration, and all-consuming fire that burns within when experiencing two people fall madly for each other. It’s the kind of love that grips your heart and almost brings you to tears. 

Today, I continue to put forth the effort to entertain through the various character’s that speak to me, and as I write, I hope you’ll join our escapades as we explore this thing called love.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Omerta By Sienna Mynx

Synopsis:


The Campania burns. Violence has washed the Amalfi coast in blood after the failed assassination attempt of their Camorra Don. It is war. And Don Giovanni Battaglia has put one man in his scope. The one he once called brother. Family secrets have surfaced to put into question everything he believes about his past. However, revenge is the only future he seeks, and he'll sacrifice his criminal empire to have it. But will he succeed? With the love and support of his Donna, his quest for vengeance delivers consequences to the lives of his family, friends, and children for generations to come. 

Donna Mirabella is thankful to God that her husband is alive. But the man he is now is barely recognizable in comparison to the one she fell in love. To be his Donna during this ruthless war both her marriage and faith will be tested. Can she save him, her sister and an innocent unborn child in all of the chaos? Or will she finally be the Donna Nera who chooses her husband above all else? 


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Synopsis: 


Lorenzo Alzaro Battaglia has survived the battle, but he has lost the war. Giovanni has pushed him to the brink of madness and stripped him of money, power, alliance that could be used to overthrow the Camorra. However, Lorenzo refuses to give up his vow to be the one who rules over the Battaglia legacy. Backed into a corner, Lorenzo fights the very last fight to reclaim it all. The gamble he takes could be the death blow that destroys it all. 

Can he overthrow Giovanni and reclaim his family and power? Is he the forgotten son of the once powerful clan boss Don Tomosino? Or will it matter when he is face to face with the past and future under Don Giovanni's gun? In the end the tenants of omertá maybe the only way to keep his wife and child alive? So he must decide. Their lives or his?


About The Author:

Do you like strong, sensual, alpha bad boys forced to humble themselves for the women they love? Me too. I am Sienna Mynx, the naughty writer of over thirty contemporary and historical romances. My stories have often been accused of sweeping readers away in heart racing decadence that can provoke laughter, soft sighs and even gratifying tears.

In 2010 Romantic Times nominated me for Erotic Romance E-book Writer of the Year Award, for a fast-paced exciting read about a young black hooch dancer in a travelling carnival during the Great Depression who meets a Sicilian bootlegger and goes on a Bonnie and Clyde ride of passion and freedom in Mexico.

After a two-week tour of Italy in 2012 I released the first three books in an epic series known as The Battaglia Mafia. All three Books (Destino, Ti Amo, La Sposa) have held the Amazon #1 Best Seller spot for Multicultural Romance, and African American romance.

Currently you’ll find me in the deep south under the shade of a magnolia tree with a ladies fan, sipping pink lemonade and dreaming up my next sensual romantic fantasy! To learn more about my work be sure to visit the website http://thedivaspen.com


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Unconventional Love By Angel De' Amor

Synopsis:


Toni Briggs, Chief Editor for Dynasty Magazine, couldn’t wait for her big birthday bash in Jamaica. A little relaxation and some vitamin D is just what she needs to get over the fact that this same time a year ago she was dumped by her boyfriend of six years. The last thing she expects while sunbathing on the beach is for a set of glistening eight-pack-abs to block her view of the sunlight. As she struggles to bring her eyes to the face of the man in question, she gives a silent prayer that her dark shades are concealing the shock written across her face. She’d know that smirk anywhere. Josh Drake in the flesh. 

Ever since the night he spent with Toni last year, traveling model Josh Drake hasn’t been able to get her off his mind. He dreaded the night he walked out of her hotel room. When he spots a pair of luscious cocoa-colored thighs on a beach in Jamaica, he feels as if fate is giving him another opportunity to see her again. But first, he needs to tear down the ice mountain, Toni has built around her heart. But one thing Josh knows is even Mt. Everest don’t stand a chance when fate has other plans.


About The Author:


Angela Seals is an award-nominee, Chicago native with an awesome imagination for storytelling. Her novels offer real life issues and compelling love affairs. Angela’s novels speaks to her readers desire to find love by providing life, imagery and words to their thoughts and fantasies. These dynamic stories derived from her love of reading, which began in her early teens. It was during this time that she started reading short stories, and soon moved into romance novels. 

However, out of her love for all genres grew her alter-ego, Angel de Amor. Manifested from the edgy characters floating around in her head that could not be contain, Angel de’ Amor was born to dominate her love for her fiery contemporary romance stories. Angela continue to write under both names to offer her readers a variety of stories filled with temptation and forbidden love affairs.

Angela loves connecting with her readers and quenching their thirst for suspense. Currently, she is hard at work on her next dynamic and sultry story. 

www.angelaseals.com


Check out Angela's/Angel books:

His Betrayal Her Lies
Kept Secrets 
Love at Center Court 
Hopelessly Forever

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Everything's Better With Kimberly By Lucy Eden



Title: Everything's Better with Kimberly
Author: Lucy Eden
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photo: David Prado Perucha
Release Date: January 31, 2019



Blurb

Kimberly Simmons is gorgeous, brilliant, and way out of my league. She’s definitely not the type to fall for a guy who walked away from his family's fortune to become an architect. Good thing, too, because she works for Wolfe Industries, making her completely off-limits. Nailing this pitch to Wolfe’s CEO is exactly what I need to make my bosses forget about the last time I mixed business with pleasure. Too bad she has the most beautiful brown eyes and dazzling smile I’ve ever seen. Too bad I can’t stop staring.

Adam Price is a talented rising star architect at Will and Peking Designs. His newest design submission for The Wolfe Industries Caribbean Expansion is set to dazzle my CEO.) If Adam's design wins, with my help, I could get promoted, which means his big strong arms and gorgeous lips are strictly forbidden. It’s a good thing, too, because he has a reputation for leaving a trail of broken hearts all over Manhattan and I’m pretty sure I couldn't survive a second heartbreak. Too bad every word he says makes me smile. Too bad he gives me a sense of calm I haven't felt in a long time.

Keeping their relationship strictly professional for the sake of their jobs was the perfect excuse to stay away from each other. Too bad fate and undeniable chemistry have other plans…

This standalone, workplace/forced proximity romance features characters from the previous novellas Everything’s Better With You and Cherishing the Goddess, is full of alphas and steam, and has NO cheating.


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“I’m sorry to interrupt you, but are you Adam Price?” It was his turn to be shocked and he smiled again.
“I am. How did you know that?” 
The Man-Whore. I was sitting next to the Man-Whore.
Just a guess.” I shrugged.
“Well, I assume from your sudden change of expression, my reputation precedes me.”
My poker face needed some serious work. I tried to plaster on a professional smile. “You studied architecture at The Pratt Institute for both undergrad and grad school. You’ve worked on an impressive number of international projects before becoming the youngest senior architect at Will and Peking Design. Now, you’re on your way to Barbados to pitch WP for a hospitality project for Wolfe Industries.”
“That’s pretty impressive and spot on.” He nodded appreciatively. “Who are you?” 
“Thanks,” I said with a nod, feeling like I’d dodged a very uncomfortable bullet. “I’m Kimberly Simmons. I work for Wolfe. I’ll be working with you on the pitch.” 






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Lucy Eden is the nom de plume of a romance obsessed author who writes the kind of romance she loves to read. She’s a sucker for alphas with a soft gooey center, over the top romantic gestures, strong & smart MCs, humor, love at first sight (or pretty damn close), happily ever afters & of course, dirty & steamy love scenes. 
When Lucy isn’t writing, she’s busy reading—or listening to—every book she can get her hands on— romance or otherwise.
She lives & loves in New York with her husband, two children, a turtle & a Yorkshire Terrier. 


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