Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Breathless By Beverly Jenkins


A strong-willed beauty finds herself in the arms of the handsome drifter from her past, in this second book in the sizzling series set in the Old West, from USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins
As manager of one of the finest hotels in Arizona Territory, Portia Carmichael has respect and stability—qualities sorely missing from her harsh childhood. She refuses to jeopardize that by hitching herself to the wrong man. Suitors are plentiful, but none of them has ever looked quite as tempting as the family friend who just rode into town…and none has looked at her with such intensity and heat.
Duchess. That’s the nickname Kent Randolph gave Portia when she was a young girl. Now she’s a stunning, intelligent woman—and Kent has learned his share of hard lessons. After drifting through the West, he’s learned the value of a place to settle down, and in Portia’s arms he’s found that and more. But convincing her to trust him with her heart, not just her passion, will be the greatest challenge he’s known—and one he intends to win…

Meet The Author:  

Beverly Jenkins grew up in Detroit and majored in journalism and English literature at Michigan tate University. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, People, the Dallas Morning News, Vibe, and many other national publications.

Forged in Desire By Brenda Jackson


Forged in Desire, an all-new sexy standalone from Brenda Jackson is live!!!


Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson Publication Date: January 31st, 2017 Publisher: HQN Books Genre: Contemporary Romance

Strong enough to protect her. Bold enough to love her.
When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar "Striker" Jennings's latest assignment, she knows she's in trouble. And not just because he's been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy's appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn't sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose.
Though Striker's now living on the right side of the law, he's convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction—or finally prove that he's the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love.
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About the Author

Brenda Jackson, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over 100 novels and novellas, was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University. She married her high school sweetheart, Gerald, and they have two sons, Gerald Jr. and Brandon, ages thirty-six and thirty-four, respectively. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Her professional writing career began in 1995 with the release of her first book, Tonight and Forever. Since then she has written over 100 titles, which includes a made-for-television movie by BET, One Special Moment as well as the movie, Truly Everlasting. She was a 2012 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Fiction for her book, A Silken Thread; and was named Romance Writers of America’s Nora Robert’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2012. brenda-in-red

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Oh Baby By Maureen Smith

Maureen Smith has dropped a little tease to whet the appetite. As a huge fan of the Wolf Pack family I am elated to catch up with them if only for a sneak peek in this Holiday novella. I know, I know the holiday's are over but believe me this is a gift. Readers believe me Marcus Wolf is a gift in his self. If you are a fan or just want to read a new series check this one out. 


In this heartwarming follow-up to Taming the Wolf, Marcus and Samara Wolf have been blissfully married for nearly ten years. As the holidays approach, Samara receives wonderful news that she’s bursting to share with Marcus. But she decides to wait and surprise him. With the help of her family and friends, she embarks on a secret mission to make this Christmas the most memorable of all.


#3—Taming the Wolf
#4—Seducing the Wolf
#5—Recipe for Temptation
#6—Tempt Me at Midnight
#7—A Holiday Affair (Merry Sexy Christmas anthology)
#8—This I Promise You

Praise for the Romance Novels of USA Today Bestselling Author Maureen Smith

“Smith is a master crafter of sensually robust, endearing, and page-turning romantic fiction” — USA Today on Inferno

“…a spicy boy-meets-girl tale that will keep you turning the pages…Make sure you wear flame-proof gloves!” — Romantic Times on Whatever You Like

“A highly entertaining story with elements of comedy, cooking, intense sexual chemistry and hot romance” — Romantic Times on Recipe for Temptation

Meet The Author: 

Maureen Smith has been writing for as long as she can remember. A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor?s degree in English, she enjoys writing, reading, and traveling. She lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, with her wonderful husband and two children.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Updates: Coming Soon

I promised myself I would do better abut posting but with so many changes happening I haven't had the time to post like I want to. My partner Ebony has just moved to Italy so its been a bit difficult to get on the same schedule. Next week we plan on posting our thoughts on Sienna Mynx and D.A. Young's new releases. So please stay tuned!!!

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Question By Zena Wynn

Now I know I am super late but I just discovered this book! Zena Wynn's The Question is a little IR treasure. The cover isn't my favorite but the content really makes you think. A recent friend loaned me this book and I admit I was a little skeptical but once I started I had to finish! This book reminded me of an old school Lifetime movie with the jealous wife, friends to lover theme, and a baby! If you haven't read this book please check it out. Whats so great is that the Author has a follow-up called After the Question. I am curious to see how things changed. Granted I wouldn't have been as forgiving well let me say so quick to forgive but that's the beauty of this story it asks the what if's.


What would you do for a friend? What sacrifice would you willingly make? This is the issue facing Gail Henderson when her best friend, Crystal Al Jabbar, asks her to be a surrogate for her and her husband Rashid, using Gail's own egg. Complicating the decision is Gail's recent loss of her husband and toddler son in a fatal car accident, two years earlier.

Meet The Author: 

Zena Wynn is a multi-published author of erotic and sensual romance in various romance subgenres: Interracial, Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Inspirational. She writes the type of stories she loves to read—stories with great characters who through love and determination, overcome all the challenges that come their way. Her heroes and heroines are passionately, lovingly, devoted to each other. Zena wants her characters to stick with readers long after “The End.” To learn more about Zena Wynn, visit her website: www.zenawynn.com.

Monday, January 9, 2017

New Year, New Blog, New Format

Happy New Year!!!!! I am kicking off this year full of black girl magic!!! For my blog I have invited a fellow reviewer Ebony Brainstorm to join me in some of my book reviews. Do you guys remember Sisqo and Ebert? For those of you who don’t know, they were like this power house review team that did movie reviews. I used to love their reviews because it was conversational. My goal this year with some of my reviews is to create that same format with Ebony Brainstorm. I know authors love to see review’s on Amazon and Goodreads and I will still post there but with Amazon either deleting or not posting reviews it makes it hard as a blogger and becomes very frustrating. Also lets be real here I don’t get paid to review, half the time I don’t even receive arc’s I do it because I love books. So in order for me to prevent the burn out I experienced last year I needed to revamp some things and bring the fun back to reviews. In the near future Ebony Brainstorm and I will be launching a YouTube page for our reviews. ( I am so excited to that)

Before I introduce the new addition to my team I would be amiss if I didn’t give props to Nicholle Kobi (https://nichollekobi.com/) whose illustrations always give me life and I share them frequently. I love that she creates images of black women that are so representative. I frequently use her images and for Ebony Conclusion’s advatar she has as well. This year is all about support so if you don’t know who she is or what she does please click her link provided above.

About Ebony Brainstorm….

" Reading is food for the mind and romance is my dessert." Authors please feel free to hit her up at ebonybrainstorm@gmail.com to beta read or reviews.

Recently P.J.Dean reached out to me regarding her new book Dissent (Love Vanquishes All #2) One thing Ebony and I share is our love for historical fiction. What you guys can expect is for us to not always agree on books but that's what's fun and I feel readers will appreciate it. For me this book was a bit long and focused more on the historical aspect than the romance it’s still worth a read. I loved that the heroine was strong and that the male was equally as strong. It was refreshing to see an equal couple and not a woman wanting to be saved. Below you will find Ebony Conclusion's review/thoughts. 

This is a very good historical romance. The author notable put in a lot of research. If you are a fan of the Reign on the C.W. you will be in for a treat with this book. Like the author notes in the beginning of the book this is for a certain type of reader but if you open your minds and explore out of your comfort zone you will be introduced to two strong willed leads.
So what did I like/love That you are introduced to the charters slowly. You first learn about the ones close to the couple that in turns helps you build a character foundation of their values without actually meeting the characters. There are several side stories and characters that help build the plot along as well. Awa is a force in her own right and stands her ground although a little naive at times.  Blaise is all the man you want/need. He is by far one of my favorite male leads. He knows when to be strong and assertive then can flip the switch and be sensitive and caring. There was also a great build up and suspense in the second part of the book that left you on the edge waiting for something to happen ….. I was tempted to jump ahead but I didn’t.
There was not a lot I did not like about this book, but a few things I would tweak. The beginning where the author kind of says who would and would not like this type of book is a little off putting. I am a reader of all and love any good book no matter the genre. This work speaks for itself and the author should let it. Another is I felt like the end was rushed. I wanted more time to spend in their love and know that their loved blossomed and thrived after all the heartache.
It has been awhile since I have read a complete IR book and appreciate the time that was dedicated to this book, like I had said it shows.  Like most love stories there are twist and turns some predictable with the theme others not. Over all this book was very enjoyable! This is my first book of P.J. Dean and will be reading more.