Monday Musings: Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

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Yes, I’m going there because you can’t discover something that already exists with thriving, self-sufficient inhabitants.

In honor of today, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite BW/NM (black woman/Native man pairings). I think this is a highly slept on coupling, and I hope you add these books to your TBR and read something new today! Let’s go!


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  • Red Sun by Raven St. Pierre: This was my very first read by this author, and it involves two brothers in love with the same girl (dum, da, dum, dum, duuuummmm…) This is a young adult story, but they have more sense than many of the adult triangles I’ve read. Solei meets one brother first but is instantly attracted to his brother. Whom will she choose? Jolon or Elan? I know who I’d choose…


  • Leotiby Sienna Mynx: I don’t think I’ve read a sweeter love story than this…

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Blog Tour: A Dose of Passion by Sharon C. Cooper

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A Dose of Passion 

by Sharon C. Cooper

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Harlequin Kimani Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Length: 224 Pages

A prescription for sweet satisfaction…

Pediatrician Macy Carter has been so busy expanding her practice she’s had no time to build the family she craves. Her late, much-loved surrogate father apparently had some matchmaking in mind when he arranged for a sexy architect to take over his home and company. Too bad Derek is a single dad who’s been there, done that, and intends to remain unattached. Their priorities are totally out of sync. Their chemistry? Unbelievably potent.

Thanks to his former mentor, Derek Logan just inherited an architectural business, a house and the gorgeous client next door. He’s keeping away from forever relationships, but this doctor’s sensual touch is addictive. Helping Macy build…

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Monday Musing: Am I Not A Woman?

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So…Where do I even begin?? This week’s musing is inspired by this review


of this book:


This “review” angers me on multiple levels:

  1.  …this review is a warning to others like me who just can’t identify with the bw perspective
    • Translation: I’m a close-minded bigot who really doesn’t care about anyone but me (and the ww perspective because I checked out the books you’ve actually claimed to have read and reviewed), so I’m warning my fellow bigots not to even bother cause, ya know, we’re just too stupid to open our minds to new experiences.
  2. …At least this one mentions it before you buy it…Damn gotta return it…
    • Translation: I’m a lying-ass heffa cause I didn’t read or buy the book. I just saw another really interesting-sounding book that I actually considered buying, but when my racist ass saw that it was a BWWM romance that the…

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Book Review: Cree by LaShawn Vasser

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am a huge LaShawn Vasser fan, and what I love most about her is her range. Each new book is like a box of chocolates-you never know what you’re gonna get! Truthfully, she had me at the cover, and while this is a fictional account of one woman’s journey to self-discovery, it is also a precautionary tale of how not to get so absorbed in a man (husband or not), that you lose your complete sense of self.

Cree Jacobs is a southern gal through and through. She’s married to Cameron, a handsome blonde-haired, blue-eyed med student who’s in school hundreds of miles away in New York. Meanwhile Cree works multiple jobs back home to not only maintain a living where she is, but to also help support Cameron and his dream of becoming a medical doctor. Not only are these two dealing…

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Release Day Blitz: Tanner’s Devil by Sylvia Hubbard

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In Detroit, strange things can happen.

What does a Duke, a Former Street Doctor & Prostitute and A Pimp with a very big gun have to do with one another in 21st City of Detroit?

Find out in Tanner’s Devil.

Can an urban woman find love in a world not her own? Or give it up and accept her fate with her ex-pimp?

Tanner’s struggling trying to get away from the gritty streets of Detroit she was born and raised on. With a pimp as an ex-boyfriend, who’s constantly trying to get her back in the business and back in his arms, Tanner knows she’s got to better her situation immensely and get out the city all together because Donetello just doesn’t want to let go. Yet, with less than twenty-four hours to raise a large amount of money, Tanner knows she has to either work her ass off literally…

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Author Spotlight: Shantee Parks

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You know, an important part of my platform is to introduce you to new and/or first-time published authors because they’re out there! This edition of meet the author features someone new on the scene, and her name is Shantee Parks. Shantee’s debut novel (over 400 pages whew!) Samantha Posey: Love Unfolded is available now on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. Add it to your TBR because your faves once started out as a newbie too 😉


Samantha Posey is a successful party planner who does what it takes to make the party a smash. She meets Jacob Latters, a successful business man, celebrity and billionaire playboy. Although women come a dime a dozen, he’s yet to meet one worthy of his time or his love.

Jacob has never met a woman like Samantha. Their encounter is one that will definitely change both of their lives. The sparks between the…

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Touch The Dark Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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Take the tour and meet some of today’s bestselling authors who write provocative, sensual romances with heroes and heroines who aren’t afraid to “touch the dark”.

“Touch The Dark”
An Anthology of Interracial Fantasy, Sci-Fi, & Paranormal Romances
Release Date: October 1, 2015
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LaVerne Thompson – “Angel Rising – Redemption”
To walk the earth she must feed her hollow soul.
Some of the most beautiful people in the world are not human. They have no soul, feel no emotion and are pure evil. You can tell by the color of their dark, dead eyes. Samuel Glaus knows this. He is the son of a human mother and soulless father. He is after all half human and a hunter of the soulless. He is also in love with one who cannot love him back.
Thalya is a soulless creature, but unlike others of her kind, she does not kill…

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Monday Musings: The Case Of The DNF

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Oooooh this post will surely ruffle some feathers, but you know me, I gotta speak on it so here goes:

  1. Should books be returnable items?
  2. Should readers be allowed to review books that they’ve admittedly did not finish or returned?

I will be the first to admit that I’ve returned a book or two in my time. They either offended me on some level, or the writing was just so bad that I considered it a defective item and returned it. Did I feel guilty? Hell nah. I felt at the time that I didn’t get my money’s worth so I was justified in returning it. That was until I came across a Facebook thread where a lot of authors bemoaned:


My immediate reaction:


But then I went back and really read some of the comments, and the authors were saying things like Amazon shouldn’t allow returns once their book…

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New Release: Work Song by Danielle Allen

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Work Song is LIVE!!!
Grab your copy now!

When society tries to put you in a box, knock the walls down. –Tati Green

“You have a pretty face” is such a back-handed compliment. It’s like telling me that my face is beautiful, but the rest of me is not.

Despite what society says, my curves are hot.
My love life, on the other hand, is not.

My mom says I’ll never find love because of my weight.
My sister says I’ll never find love because of my personality.
My almost-fiancé says I’ll never find love because I’m incapable of loving anyone.

My mom and sister are full of it, but my ex kind of has a point.

At twenty-seven years old, I’ve never been in love. I date a lot, yet sparks never fly. But when I experienced the heart-pounding, skin tingling feeling for the first time, I didn’t…

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