Thursday, October 26, 2017

Book Review: Yesterday Was A Long Time Ago

35217736.jpgAbout the Book

Southern gal, Germaine Landry wants to become a writer in the big city of Washington, DC. She meets a privileged heartthrob, Angelo Pearson, who is used to having anything, and every girl he wants. A loner by nature, Germaine is not easily impressed with Angelo's bravado, but he eventually charms his way into her heart. This pair of opposites develops a friendship that catches fire. Their love is seemingly shatterproof until a malicious scheme leads them down a dark path that could end tragically.

Twenty years later, thoughts of yesterday still haunt Germaine until an unexpected encounter leads her to the pearls of truth. Germaine just may have a second chance at love or finally free herself from the memories of a long time ago.
Review
Yesterday Was a Long Time Ago is an amazing book that everyone should read. I found it hard for me to put this book down. This book reminds us that opposites attract and no matter how many people may try to come in between it true love will always win in the end. You will experience so many different moments as you read this book. When you truly love someone nothing will ever be able to take that love from you. Never give up on the one that you lose because sometimes things aren't what they always seem on the outside. I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the author for an honest review. Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble


author photo 1.jpgAbout the Author

Selena Haskins is a native Washingtonian. Her love for reading and writing started at the tender age of nine. Her two greatest loves are God and family and she uses both as the central theme in the books that she writes. A River Moves Forward, Riding the Waves, and Just Between Us-Inspiring Stories by Women are rolling best-sellers on Amazon. Her latest novel, Yesterday Was a Long Time Ago, continues to explore relationships, family dynamics, love, hope, and the power of forgiveness. When Selena’s not writing, she enjoys basketball, art, and quality time with her family and friends.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Book Review: Love Has No Wait Size by Tamyara Brown

About the Book
Deandre noticed the love of his soul, Pamela Karmella Jones ten years later at a bus stop and old feeling are rekindled. Karmella always embarrassed by her weight and felt it was a disgrace to the man she loves. So she leaves him, after their separation she goes through a world wind of problems. He entered back into her life at the most turbulent time with her facing breast cancer. Deandre will teach us that love and beauty will never have a waist size.A story that will teach us love does conquer all.

Review
Author Tamyara Brown has truly outdone herself with Love Has No Waist Size. To say I loved this book would be an understatement. I can't tell you how many times I have read it to make sure that I did not miss anything.  I experienced so many different emotions while reading this book. I prayed and cried because of the touching message and the power of true love. I highly recommend this book to anyone that that has experienced issues with their weight, loved a cancer patient, or has dealt with any kind of cancer.  Love Has No wait Size give you hope for unconditional love and acceptance.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review from the author.


Links: Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Scribd



About the Author

Tamyara admits her journey has not always been easy raising a family of six. She has face obstacles such as being a survivor of Breast Cancer, Domestic Violence and being homeless. Now taking care of a son who suffers from a rare Kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomersclersois and Nephrotic Syndrome.This never stop her from having tunnel vision and looking for the bright light ahead. She took her pen and began her writing career. She has a short story and a poem, which has been published in a Domestic Violence Anthology VOICES BEHIND THE TEARS, her Blog was also featured as Blog of the Month in Writer's POV Magazine. American Cancer Society Anthology and her two poems are being published in the Homeless Cry. Her proudest accomplishments are releasing her novels with Pink Kiss Publishing Company Blue's Treasure and Fat Girl Vigilante. Tamyara currently resides in Buffalo, Ny with her beautiful children.

For more information about Author Tamyara Brown visit her website.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Book Review: Pain's Purpose by LaToya C Martin


About the Book


With life growing inside of her, Talia Williams finally understood that love could no longer hold her abusive marriage together. To prevent losing another baby, she seeks refuge with her parents, but with Khalil hot on her trail, she is forced to move in with her sorority sister, Alanna Davis. Living under one roof gives the women an opportunity to reconcile past differences and together deal with love, pain, and life's transitions. 

Realizing that the search for his wife is in vain, Khalil retreats. He comes to accept the consequences of his actions and attempts to reconstruct his life, but an unexpected visitor from his past may destroy all that he has worked to rebuild. 
Eventually, futile efforts to handle life on her own push Talia into the arms of Christ and give her the hope that she needs to believe that her marriage can be healed. Just when all seems well, she is blindsided by tragedy, causing her faith and relationships to be stretched to the limit.

Pain's Purpose is the first in a series that tells the story of reconciliation, forgiveness, and discovery of unconditional love.

Review

I loved this book from beginning to end. If was full of action, love, heartache, forgiveness, and most of all rebuilding a relationship with God. I found it hard to put this book down. Pain's Purpose shows you want in life do not always come easy. However, it is never ok for someone to mistreat you no matter how much you love them. How can you expect them to love and respect you when you don't have those things for yourself. Allowing God to come in your life and rebuild you will give you a sense of peace you have never experienced. 

I was given a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review from the author.

Links: Amazon, GoodreadsBarnes & NobleiTunesKobo, Christian Book Publishing

About the Author

The first-time novelist LaToya C. Martin has loved writing since childhood. LaToya hails from San Antonio but currently resides in Houston, where she raises a precocious daughter and teaches students with hearing loss, all the while remaining an active member of her church and community.



Friday, September 15, 2017

Book Review of Relentless Heart by Tyora Moody

About the Book

Forensic artist Toni Reed loves when her work helps the police catch criminals. Tasked with helping a traumatized woman identify her attacker, Toni is troubled when she sketches a face that resembles a man from her past. Is it the same man who brutally attacked her two years ago?

Despite longtime family friend Detective Cam Noble’s insistence that she not interfere with the case, Toni becomes obsessed with seeking justice. Will she let God lead her to come to terms with her past?

Review
Tyora has outdone herself again with the 3 book of the Reed Family Series entitled Relentless Heart. This book was full of action, suspense, love and hate just to name a few.  This book shows that when a woman truly cares for someone even when you go your separate ways she will still fight for you no matter what even if it puts her in harm's way. I found it hard to put this book down and when I did reach the end I was looking for more. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book of the Reed Family Series.

Links: AmazonGoodreads
*I received a free copy from the publisher. The review is my own, honest opinion.


Tyora Moody is the author of Soul-Searching Suspense books which include the Reed Family Novellas, Eugeena Patterson Mysteries, Serena Manchester Series, and the Victory Gospel Series. She is also the author of the nonfiction book, The Literary Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, and the compilation editor for the Stepping Into Victory Compilations under her company, Tymm Publishing LLC.
As a literary-focused entrepreneur, she has assisted countless authors with developing an online presence via her design and marketing company, Tywebbin Creations LLC. Popular services include virtual event planning, book covers and book trailers.
To contact Tyora about book club discussions or for book marketing workshops, visit her online at TyoraMoody.com.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Book Review: Troubled Heart

About the Book

Forensic artist Toni Reed loves when her work helps the police catch criminals. Tasked with helping a traumatized woman identify her attacker, Toni is troubled when she sketches a face that resembles a man from her past. Is it the same man who brutally attacked her two years ago?

Despite longtime family friend Detective Cam Noble’s insistence that she not interfere with the case, Toni becomes obsessed with seeking justice. Will she let God lead her to come to terms with her past?

Review
I don't know where to begin with this book. If was filled with so much action that I could not put the book down and finished in just about one sitting. From the beginning, I knew Toni would get caught up in this case and wouldn't stop no matter what others thought. Thankfully she was not alone and had people watching her back without her even knowing. The book starts off with pain and anger but by the end, Toni found true love with the man who she's always wanted. 

Links: AmazonGoodreads
*I received a free copy from the publisher. The review is my own, honest opinion.


Tyora Moody is the author of Soul-Searching Suspense books which include the Reed Family Novellas, Eugeena Patterson Mysteries, Serena Manchester Series, and the Victory Gospel Series. She is also the author of the nonfiction book, The Literary Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, and the compilation editor for the Stepping Into Victory Compilations under her company, Tymm Publishing LLC.
As a literary-focused entrepreneur, she has assisted countless authors with developing an online presence via her design and marketing company, Tywebbin Creations LLC. Popular services include virtual event planning, book covers and book trailers.
To contact Tyora about book club discussions or for book marketing workshops, visit her online at TyoraMoody.com.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Book Review: Broken Heart

About the Book

In the past year Detective Josephine “Jo” Reed-Powell brought down one of the most notorious serial killers in a decade in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County. When Jo arrives at a new crime scene, something seems very familiar to her. She immediately thinks she may be dealing with a copycat killer. Or is she?

How can she keep her mind on finding a killer when her life is falling apart? Jo is struggling with her shattered marriage knowing her husband, Bryan Powell, has had an affair. As Jo questions the twists and turns of her murder investigations, can she let God mend her broken heart?

Review
This is my first book by the author and I loved it. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. This book had me on the edge of my seat.The direction kept changing which part of why I loved it. I had to keep reading so that I would know what happened next. It looks like I will be reading more suspense. I cannot wait to read more books by the author. I am happy things worked out at the end.

Links: AmazonGoodreads
*I received a free copy from the publisher. The review is my own, honest opinion.


Tyora Moody is the author of Soul-Searching Suspense books which include the Reed Family Novellas, Eugeena Patterson Mysteries, Serena Manchester Series, and the Victory Gospel Series. She is also the author of the nonfiction book, The Literary Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, and the compilation editor for the Stepping Into Victory Compilations under her company, Tymm Publishing LLC.
As a literary-focused entrepreneur, she has assisted countless authors with developing an online presence via her design and marketing company, Tywebbin Creations LLC. Popular services include virtual event planning, book covers and book trailers.
To contact Tyora about book club discussions or for book marketing workshops, visit her online at TyoraMoody.com.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Book Review: Maybe by Joy Avery

Maybe (Lassiter Sisters Book 2)Maybe by Joy Avery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another awesome read by the amazing Joy Avery. I could not put this book down and read it in one day. Joy touched on some very sensitive issue that you do not hear many people talk bout mental illness and cancer. I applaud Joy for stepping out of her normal writing and talking about them. Rana and Dallas are relationship goals, they had their test and trials and came out victorious. When Dallas pushed Rana away I was upset but could understand what made him do it. Who doesn't love a man in uniform? I am excited about the next Lassiter sisters story!

LaToya Murchison Author of Anika's Story

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