Friday, December 11, 2015

Tell Him Too: Book Trailer

 Here's the book trailer to Tell Him Too. The sequel to Tell Him. I'm Looking forward to reading  this one. Tell Him  was the first  Romance novel.  that I  enjoyed. I'm not a fan of romance . I enjoy Connor's style of Romance. she is going to turn me into  a fan of romance.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Can You Keep a Secret?

 I just finished reading the kindle edition of this book.   It's a good  story. It's  a typical Chick - Lit story  with a clumsy protagonist that  seems to get caught up in the most embarrassing  situations that   I wouldn't want to  be in.   It's filled with   drama, and great characters. It's hilarious  and entertaining  If you're a fan of Chick - Lit you'll enjoy this story! 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

After The Wedding

After The Wedding is a sequel to the novel Excuses. Excuses is a novel of four short stories. One of the short stories is titled, Wedding Day. In Wedding Day we are introduced to Blake Hollister and his bride-to-be Tiffany. Their wedding day ceremony is interrupted by Blake's ex-girlfriend. After the smoke has cleared, Blake found himself being a husband and a widower with minutes of one another. After The Wedding picks up days later with Blake unhappy with the way his wife's murder investigation is going. Fed up with the police department, he plays detective and takes matters into his own hands. In this novel, the author gives her readers mystery, suspense, humor along with unexpected twists and turns. The author also adds betrayal and a crazy character who goes by the name of Sharee Anderson. My rating is 4.5 stars out of 5 only because I deducted a half a star for the few errors in the book. Overall, this book took me on an emotional roller coaster ride and I enjoyed every moment of it. If you're looking for a fun and wild book that will play on your emotions, After The Wedding is the book for you!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Have You Heard About City Shelf?

I am what one would call an avid reader. It doesn't matter if I'm reading from an e - reader or a paperback  book. I enjoy reading. When it comes to shopping  for future  books to read,
i do enjoy the convenience  of being able  to 1 - click  to purchase a book  on my e - reader.  Although  using an e- reader  to purchase  books  is quick  and convenient. It doesn't  fulfill the  pleasure , I get from  browsing  for books  in a bookstore. However  it disturbs me when I have  to travel  across town  to a bookstore  only to find out the book  I'm looking for  isn't there.  Luckily there is a solution.
Ben  Purkert, is a poet  and the founder of City Shelf.City Shelf is a digital  instrument that allows  readers to search  the stock  of an independent  bookstore. Readers can use the  tool  to check  the availability, as well as the price of the book. Before going to the store.City Shelf was created in 2014.Its a great tool  to assist readers find that right book! Unfortuantely  City Shelf is limited to   certain areas: New York City, Boston, Portland, Seattle,Minneapolis, and Chicago.For more information on City Shelf visit their website : www.cityshelf.com

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Rebel's Domain

Meet Scarlett a teenage girl who is trained by her father to survive in this cold world by killing, stealing and torturing. After killing her first victim, Scarlett's thirst for blood grew into an addiction. It's my first time reading this authors work.  Fabiola Joseph  has excellent story telling skills. Rebel's Domain had  me on the edge of my seat. This book is action packed and filled with unexpected twist and turns. 
I gave this book 5 stars. Joseph has a way of intriguing her readers with every page turn. I'm looking forward to reading part 2 to this book and more work from this author.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Guest Post by Poet, Kendra Keene, Author of Black Love : Our People

 We strive to be better and make moves every day.

The more we try, the more we are forced to find another way.

With all of the gun violence and police brutality; our men dying young has become our reality.

Wanting justice, taking people on their word

Why are we constantly being ignored and not heard?

Our children are becoming fewer and fewer

Why can’t we live our dream like the King, Martin Luther?

Promises, promises, all made to be broken

We need peace, these words already spoken

Protecting our own is more than a must

How can we do this not knowing whom to trust?

Harriet Tubman was brave enough to take us underground

Look at all of the lives she turned around.

For equal opportunities Mandela had to sit still, but what can we say about the life of Emmitt Till?

It’s a tragedy still felt til this day

When will the killing end? It’s still this way

For equality Frederick Douglass had a word, but we fight every day in order to be heard.

Get a pen and take down this note, Susan B. Anthony fought for women’s votes.

There is a lot we can fight for, but why are we fighting if it was done before? 

We just want to go to work and take care of our own.

Can we do this if we are not safe in our own home?

This is America, a world that’s supposed to be free, are we free if they won’t let us be?

We have to continue to fight and show that we deserve more

We have to stand up for all of us, like our people did before.
About the author : Kendra Keene 36, from Connecticut. Now resides in  Baltimore with a passion  for writing. She  works as a health care provider and when  she is not at work. She is writing., and  having  fun with  her 3 children. Making time for football games, cheer leading, and track meets.She is currently  working on her novel.  "Pain of my innocence" Which will be available in 2016. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Book Review : That D On The Side

That D On The Side  starts out  by introducing  Fanci . A woman  neglected in the  love department. by her husband,  James who   is 20 years older than  her. Fanci honors and respects  the vows. Therefore, the thought  of stepping  out on her husband  and her marriage  never crossed her  mind. Until  Devin came into  her life.  Devin not only  fills the void missing  by her husband, he gives  her what she's  been craving  and more. Eventually, they fall in love but there is one thing standing in the way of them being together. Is their relationship  worth all that it will cost them to be together?
 That D On The Side  is a page - turner  and has all the  ingredients , drama, humor,  and a great story line  to make a great read. Although  there were errors in the book, they didn't take away  from the enjoyment  I experienced while reading. I  give this book four stars. Overall,  That D On The Side  is a great book . I enjoyed the message  the author  conveyed  and recommend  this book  to anyone  looking for   fun, great , and enjoyable  book to read.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Former Hype Man of 2 Live Crew Writes a Memoir

 The  Book of Luke, is a memoir  by Luther Campbell. Who is better known as Uncle Luke in the hip - hop world.  He was the hype man, and manager  of the rap group 2 live Crew. Campbell share  stories of his  rise and fall   as an entrepreneur, and  the lessons  he learned along the  way.  The book  has many reviews that   range from  four to five stars.  Readers find  it inspiring.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Jackie Collins interview

Jackie Collins passed  over a week ago. She was a Literary legend. An author of over 30 novels. All of her works have been on The New York  Times bestsellers list. Over a hand full of her novels  have been modified for the screen  as movies or mini series.  I  want to share this interview to honor her life as a Literary Legend.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Creative Thought : Shine on Me

While riding in a car at night, have you ever noticed the full moon shining and smiling at you? 
No matter what direction you turn
The moon is always there smiling and shining on you like God's grace and glory. 
The next time you ride shot gun at night in a car, 
look up at the full moon and acknowledge your Father with a smile and a wink.
For it is He who shines His light on you. 
No matter what turns we make in our lives,
He is always there just like the moon. 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Guest Post by Samantha Bryant, Author of Going Through the Change: Why Superheroes?

I went to my first book fair on the author side of the table this past spring. It was an event sponsored by a local publisher called Read Local NC. As I sat behind my table, watching potential readers walk by, I watched them. It was fun.
Generally, they'd walk by the tables, keeping their eyes low, on the covers of the displayed book and not meeting the eyes of the authors behind them. I get that. You can't buy all the books  and you don't  want to end up feeling obligated because  you interacted wityh the person.
 My cover  is pretty eye - catching ( thanks to polina Sapershteyn), the graphic designer). Between the bright yellow that dominates the  cover and the fun  feeling of the art, most people at least rest their eyes there for a moment.  when they're cruising. They they read  the title Going Through  the  Change : A menopausal Superhero  Novel. That usually rates  a look of surprise, either followed by  a wrinkled nose or a glance  at me  to see who might have written  such a thing. 
A lot of people picked up the book  that day to read the blurb, flip through  it and ask questions. I did well for someone no one has ever heard of. between the on- site sales and the follow - up sales on Amazon in the days that followed.  The question most people asked: Why Superheroes?

I forget  that not everyone is as steeped in and fascinated  by superheroes as I am. So, the first few times, the question  really threw me. But over the course of the day, I figured out how to answer it

Why Superheroes?
  • Because sometimes, you need a big canvas  to explore a small thing on.
  • Because superpowers are my favorite kind of wish  fulfillment. Don't we all want to be heroic?
  • Because heroic characters take action when most of us  would be frozen by indecision. They might  be wrong, but they are decisive.
  • Because it's easier  to talk about painful and complicated issues when we  think  we're just playing. 
  • Because the single most fascinating question I've ever asked myself is: what if?
Going Through the change is going  through a change in price for a couple of days  in Early August. on August 5th and 6th you can get the kindle edition for free on Amazon.  Check it out at : http://bitly.com/face-the-change
Samantha Bryant is a middle school Spanish teacher by day and a mom and novelist by night. That makes her a superhero all the time.  Her debut novel,Going Trough the change: A menopausal Superhero novel  is now for sale by Curiosity Quills,  You can find her online  on her blog www.samanthadunawaybryant.blogspot.com , Twitter, Facebook,  on Amazom, Goodreads, The Curiousity Quills Page or on Google +
 






Friday, July 17, 2015

Writing in the park

My family and I  went to a State park  over the  weekend.. While  we were there i wanted to write.  So here is  a picture of me during my writing session.  I bask in the sun  for an hour or so.  I got 1428  words in.  the content is good enough to  publish as a short. Home Alone is the working title.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

My Current read

 This book is part of The Hood Rat Series, which is one of my favorite series. It was  released  on  Wednesday.  I couldn't wait to 1- click  i'm half way through it. and  so far its   everything I thought it  would be. It's comical.  There are new characters, and story lines.  

                                   

Thursday, April 16, 2015

My current Reading pleasure!

I'm currently reading the Kindle edition  of both of these books. They're good so far.  both books  are giving me what i was looking for. I was looking for a story thats tangible   and different from what  I'm use to reading. They're love stories  with characters  that I don't  get to read   often, 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Power Outage Doesn't Stop @Oprah from honoring #MayaAngelou #ForeverMaya

The Maya Angelou Forever Stamp

The U.S.  Postal  service  unveiled the forever stamp  honoring poet, and author  Maya Angelou. A ceremony  was held on Tuesday at the Warner Theatre  in Washington D.C to devote the stamp.  The oil painting of Angelou  on the stamp was done by  Rossin. There is controversy  over the  quote on the stamp. The quote doesn't belong to Angelou, but  belongs to  Children's book author  Joan Walsh Anglund. The quote is from her book of poems  "A Cup of Sun" The stamp was designed by  Art director  Ethel  Kessler .