I never feature enough women’s fiction or urban drama on this blog, and that’s gonna change. I know I bill myself as a romance blog, but I don’t just read romance.
Anywho…Here’s a new one by Chencia C. Higgins that’s women’s fiction, urban drama, and romance all rolled into one.
What if we could buy a vow to right our wrongs?
For Nedra Phillips, the strain of portraying a strong Black woman to outsiders is finally taking its toll on her. Her marriage to her college sweetheart has begun to fizzle out, with conversations dwindling down to nothing and intimacy becoming sporadic at best.
Unwilling to endure the stigma of being a 30-something divorcee, she does everything in her power to hold onto her marriage, but Chris isn’t just on a different page, he’s in a whole other book entirely. Despite their disconnect, her vows meant something to her and marriage is supposed to be forever. When all seems lost, she makes a last-ditch effort in hopes of generating results, but what exactly does a Hail Mary look like between friends and lovers?
Jermaine Hawkins is nearing the end of a prominent career playing professional basketball and is ready to put his retirement plan into action. That plan includes many things but most important on the list is putting an end to his status as a hermit and starting a family. A chance encounter with a firecracker of a woman makes him think he’s found his capital F. But whether that F is for “future” or “frustrating” is to be determined. Can Jermaine convince Nedra that everything happens for a reason while also getting her to give him a chance at something real?
To Buy a Vow is available exclusively on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. Check it out!
This is not a musings but a PSA: We exist! We outchea! We support authors (black and others) who tell our stories and represent us in their narratives. The sentiment that we do not is bullshit. I will admit that we do not always have firsthand knowledge of a new release or project because we’re often indirectly (or not) excluded because our social media presence isn’t large enough for a writer’s or publisher’s liking or there’s this ridiculous belief that black women (or people) don’t read.
I am proud to be part of a collective of black women bloggers. We all maintain separate blogs (which I encourage you to follow and support), but we’ve formed a sisterhood beyond blogging where we actively discuss the state of black fiction in all its forms. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then you know I concentrate specifically on romance, but my blogging sisters represent the black narrative in all its genres. WE EXIST!
If you are a blogger who reps black fiction and black womanhood in fiction, please link in the comments. Make your presence known!
Brazen Babe Reviews
Monlatable Book Reviews
And you already know how I roll…
I’ve given you four black bloggers who will rep your black narrative. Four is better than none. And while you’re at it, join our Goodreads group, The Black Bookcase. I post romances, old and new, every Tuesday and Friday, but we represent all genres of fiction that feature black women in a leading role.
One of my favorite kinds of series are the ones that feature a bunch of brothers who are all different in personality but share that impenetrable bond.
Reese Ryan has a new series about a family of whiskey moguls who burn in the boardroom and the bedroom. Up first is the story of eldest Abbott brother Blake. He’s a cutie. And Savannah is looking fine herself. I love pretty couples…
Savannah’s Secrets is available on Amazon, Harlequin Romance, and Barnes & Noble .
First of all, a black royal…
Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn’t have time for fairy tales…or patience for the constant e-mails claiming she’s betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former foster kid, she’s learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly e-mail won’t convince her otherwise.
Prince Thabiso is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo, shouldering the hopes of his parents and his people. At the top of their list? His marriage. Ever dutiful, he tracks down his missing betrothed. When Naledi mistakes the prince for a pauper, Thabiso can’t resist the chance to experience life—and love—without the burden of his crown.
The chemistry between them is instant and irresistible, and flirty friendship quickly evolves into passionate nights. But when the truth is revealed, can a princess in theory become a princess ever after?
Didn’t Prince Hakeem of Zamunda also pretend to be poor to find his woman? No, I’m not saying this book is like the movie (because I haven’t read it yet), but it was the first thing I thought of, lol.
A Princess in Theory is the first in the Reluctant Royals series by Alyssa Cole.
Tis the first Monday of the month; therefore, I muse…
You ever read a book that was well-written, at times, engaging, and just an all-around productive use of your time? But while you’re reading, you’re constantly asking yourself, “When is the bottom going to drop?” “When is the crazy ex gonna pop up and try to re-stake their claim?” “When is something dire from the past gonna resurface and threaten the couple’s happiness?”
You get through the entire book, and NOTHING! There’s no seasoning! You just read the equivalent of a two-piece white broiled with a splash of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper. I mean, it fills you, but it isn’t savory. There are no lingering feels. You are already thinking about what you are going to read next.
Or is it just me? You don’t mind a romance with zero conflict. I just…can’t see how a couple meets, goes out a few times, falls in love, and marries. The end. What?! I need something to drive a wedge between them—a new job on a different continent; political differences; the “pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza” debate; SOMETHING!!!!
Look, I live a drama-free life, so I get my jollies through these books. I needs the seasoning!
ps-I’ve surpassed the 500 post mark! I can’t believe it. I should do a giveaway or sum’n. Stay tuned…
Just when I was bitching about the lack of older woman/younger man romances, I snagged another one! Stella ain’t the only one getting her groove back. Meet Georgina and her hot young bae Rocco!
This book starts off with a bang and ends with an awww… Unbeknownst to her, Georgie married a fuckboy, and when she rightfully dumps him, she swears off men and relationships for good — until she meets a fine tenderoni at her BFFs wedding.
All I’ma say is when you have nothing to lose, don’t let the “what-ifs” stop you from exploring what could be. If he got a job, his own business for that matter, his own place, his own ride, and got good credit, DAMN AN AGE DIFFERENCE!
Bad At Love is the story of a woman who wants no more drama, but when you’ve got a salty ex and a sexy right now, there will be drama. How it all plays out, you’ll just have to click it up and see…
First of all, is sis’s face on this cover not beat to the gawds?!
Breelyn Jarrett had the reputation of being a wild child in the small town of Eufaula, Alabama. Now that she’s passed her thirtieth birthday, she spends her days enjoying her single life without any commitments and her nights singing karaoke at clubs in nearby Dothan. Even though she has a beautiful voice, she has never attempted to go any further than the karaoke clubs. Her life takes a sudden turn when her best friend’s husband records her performance and sends it to a friend who works at an Atlanta record company where she meets Pierce Devereaux.
Pierce is enjoying the good life as the Chief Financial Officer of an Atlanta record company, but at this point in his life, he’s tired of dating and meaningless sex. He meets the beautiful Breelyn at her contract signing meeting, and he is mesmerized. Her freewheeling personality and life outlook are the distinct opposite of his conservative professional image. And the last thing Bree seems to want is a serious relationship with any man. Determined to change her mind, Pierce pursues her with the same focused intention he applies to his career.
Is Breelyn and Pierce’s attraction enough to overcome their differences?
A Song For You is available now
Kindle – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B2CVH3X
Kindle UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07B2CVH3X
Coming soon to Nook and paperback
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Let me officially go on record and state that it ain’t no conundrum for me. I lives for a good cliffhanger. What pisses me the hell off, however, is waiting till the next leap year for the conclusion or next installment. I, mean, really!!!
Look, I know that “life” happens, but don’t play with my emotions! If the previous book ends with a death, a surprise resurrection, or a whodunit, then dagnabit, you better be dropping the follow up sometime between soon and sooner.
PS-Dear reader, don’t leave a 1-star review because a book ends in a cliffhanger. That’s just petty and foul. Most authors now disclose the book ends in a cliffhanger for this very reason. If the blurb clearly states the book ends in a cliffhanger, and you know you hate cliffhangers, don’t be a Petty Betty and bash the book. Wait for the completed series or better yet, support another author while you wait…
First of all, sis wrote a shitload of books, and I’m just discovering here. I hate when that happens! I am slipping…
fued. by Phyllis Bourne is on some Hatfield and McCoys, Montague and Capulet ish…
An inherited house that comes complete with a tall, dark and sexy neighbor – it’s a romance no-brainer, right?
Until Alexandra Bridges learns of the hundred-year old family feud that makes the hunk next door her sworn enemy for life.
The man has a body that makes Alex want to make love, not war. But there is an additional quarter million-dollar inheritance at stake. She’ll have to run him out of the neighborhood to become the legendary feud’s sole survivor – if he doesn’t run her out first.
feud. is available exclusively on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. Check it out!