I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

27071481Published: June 7th 2016 by: Crown

Genres: Women’s Fiction, Adult Fiction, Chick Lit

Format: Hardcover Source: Gift

My Rating: All The Stars!! 5stars-600x201 (1)

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Women’s Fiction: The Summer of Me by Angela Benson – Second House From The Corner by Sadeqa Johnson

22138296Publication: April 19th, 2016 (first published January 10th, 2015)

By: William Morrow Paperbacks

Genres: Women’s Fiction, African-American Literature, Adult-Fiction, Chick-Lit

Format: eARC Source: Publisher via Edelweiss

My Rating: 3.5 Stars 3-5-stars (1)

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As a single mother, Destiny makes sacrifices for her children—including saying goodbye for the summer so they can spend time with their father and stepmother. Though she’ll miss them with all her heart, the time alone gives her an opportunity to address her own needs, like finish getting her college degree. But Destiny’s friends think her summer should include some romance.

Destiny doesn’t want to be set up…until she meets Daniel.  The handsome, warm and charming pastor soon sweeps Destiny off her feet. But is romance what she really wants? Or needs?

As the days pass, Destiny will make new discoveries—about herself, the man she’s fallen for, and the people around her. And she’ll face challenging choices.  But most of all, she’ll grow in ways she never imagined, learning unexpected lessons about trust, forgiveness, and the price of motherhood…and truly become the woman she wants to be.

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Book Blitz: Tempted To Touch by Nigeria Lockley

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cover (1)ABOUT THE BOOK

ISBN: 978-0-9964687-0-1

Publisher: Inheritance Books

Pages: 130

Genre(s): Christian Fiction, African-American, Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Publication Date: 10/27/15

 

Kira Seagram is frustrated by her husband Mason’s zeal for the Lord, so she pours all of her attention into her work and reserves her soprano singing skills for the shower. Kira would rather not use them if she get can’t the adoration and recognition she feels she deserves and doubts she’ll find singing lead for Mason’s choir. When a routine drop off at her son, Nate’s private school turns into a ten-year reunion with her ex-boyfriend, Quincy McAdams, Kira isn’t interested in Mason’s half-hearted affection or willing to keep her voice to herself. With a firm offer from Quincy to help Kira cut a demo and possibly revive the love they let die, Kira has some choices to make. When Kira finds herself tempted to touch will she remain faithful to her husband or yield to the desires of her flesh?

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Inheritance Books is currently running a pre-order special on all paperback versions. You can pre-order the paperback version of Tempted to Touch at 20% and receive an autographed copy.
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

I just wanted to write this story that was in my head. A passion project. At least that was what I thought. About a month after I started writing Tempted… I kept hearing the protagonist’s voice directly—like she wanted to tell the story herself. But I didn’t want her to. I found myself fighting with the first person.

I share just about everything I do. I’m a reality t.v. star without a show. However, I do have a blog. When I found myself at a writing halt I voiced my struggle my blog, The Neophyte Author and tried to run away from the first person narrator even after my sister-author-friend, Unoma Nwankwor told me I could do it. The running stopped once I received a phone call from the one and only Michelle Stimpson—author, educator, and my unofficial mentor (I dubbed her my mentor in head, but that’s another story). She’s written over twenty books and more than half of them are in first person. Michelle was kind enough to walk me through her decision to write her first novel, Boaz Brown in first person. It was very natural and easy f her during that instance because she and the protagonist of Boaz Brown shared a lot of the same issues.

Instantly I knew why I no longer had a passion for my passion project. Kira was me and I was Kira. Married and in trouble. When I began Tempted to Touch my husband and I were in this awful and icky place that is usually filled with cussing and drink throwing on reality t.v. Since I’m Christian it was filled with a lot of “Satan I rebuke you” and “The devil is a liar”. I realized then that I would be writing my unhappiness. That wasn’t something I felt comfortable with at the same time I knew that Tempted to Touch was a story that needed to be told. Of course, to keep things on the up and up between my husband and I embellished a bit and gave the characters issues to fight about that were slightly different from ours. Regardless of the changes, I believe that I’ve found healing in certain areas of my marriage and I know that God will use this story to help other women find some healing in their marriage.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

lockley_author-photoNigeria Lockley possesses two Master’s degrees, one in English Secondary Education, which she utilizes as an educator with the New York City Department of Education. Her second Master’s degree is in Creative Writing. Born at Dawn is Nigeria’s first published novel. Nigeria serves as the Vice President of Bridges Family Services, a not-for-profit organization that assists student parents interested in pursuing a degree in higher education. She is also the deaconess and clerk for her spiritual home King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Church of God. Nigeria is a New York native who resides in Harlem with her husband and two daughters. Join her online at http://www.NigeriaLockley.com

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Stacking The Shelves #62

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Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, that spotlights the books we are adding to our shelves; whether they be virtual or physical.

*All covers link to Goodreads*

Netgalley

25215823 I really enjoyed reading Like Candy, so when I saw this sequel I had to request it. I try so hard to stay away from NG, EW, and Amazon. I’m trying to do a million and one things, and requesting or buying more books right now is not what I need to be doing. I’ll see how long this will last. Luckily, all of my library reads have been on my TBR for years.

Library e-books

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Zora and Me is one that I’ve wanted to read for years. I’m already about 25% done with it, so maybe I’ll finish over the weekend. Couldn’t resist the next Finishing Schoolso C&C was a must. Am I the only one who hasn’t read 1984 by George Orwell? I have been meaning to read it since I was a teen, but never got around to it.  I’ve never read a book by Mary Morrison, but someone suggested that I try her out since I love E.J. Dickey. We shall see how If I Can’t Have You goes. And it’s about time that I started on the Kate Daniels seriesso MB was a must grab.

What books did you add to your shelves this week? Hope you all have a great weekend!

Fast Friday: Fixed On You & The Turner House

17828418Title: Fixed On You Author: Laurelin Paige

Published: June 23rd 2013 By: Mandevilla Press

Genres: New-Adult, Erotic-Romance My Rating: 2.5 Stars

Format: Kindle Book Source: Purchased

Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out — move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan.

But what Alayna didn’t figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He’s smart, rich, and gorgeous — the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson’s fixed his sights on her. He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of it.

Avoiding him isn’t an option after he offers a business proposition she can’t turn down and she’s drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull. When she learns Hudson has a dark history of his own, she realizes too late that she’s fallen for the worst man she could possibly get involved with. Or maybe their less than ideal pasts give them an opportunity to heal each other and finally find the love their lives have been missing.

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Stacking The Shelves #60

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Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, that spotlights the books we are adding to our shelves; whether they be virtual or physical.

Kindle Purchases & Freebies

123817222539093124967750 Looking forward to all of these, especially The Scent of His Feathers – A short collection of dark stories. 

Netgalley

2461151526404153 Naughtier Than Nice is a sequel that has been a long time coming. I’m a huge Dickey fan, and this will hold me over until April 2016 when his next one releases. Plus, I need to get me some holiday reads in starting this month.

For those of you who have read The Martian, you do not want to miss this movie!! I saw it last night, and I must say Matt Damon did me proud. Even if you haven’t read it, you will still love the movie. Well, that is all that’s happening around here. What books did you add to your shelves this week?