New Release: A Galaxy of Scars by Jorja Tabu

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Okay, I love when authors reach out to me because before last week, I’ve never heard of author Jorja Tabu (No shade, just facts), and I run deep in these literary skreets (Obviously, not that deep.) This lady has written more than a dozen books. How is it I’ve never heard of her?!

Well, allow me to formally introduce you to Jorja Tabu, “Raunchy heretic and writer that dabbles in anything sultry, shiny, sexy, sin-bent or soulful.” Jorja’s latest book, A Galaxy of Scars (which I initially read as A Galaxy of Stars…) is now available on Amazon. Check it out:

Blurb:

Imani Cartwright left the rough world of her childhood in Virginia almost a decade ago. Among the broken pieces she abandoned were her best friend, Monica, and the ruined young man that swore he would love her forever, Roman O’Malley. Her brother, Tyreke, a passionate advocate who turns to the UFC to save their neighborhood, can’t forgive her for leaving.

She hasn’t spoken to anyone back home but her mother for over a year when the phone finally rings, and suddenly the rift between the past and her new life has grown too wide for anyone to cross… But Death.

When her brother is murdered Imani has no one but old friends and enemies to turn to. Did Roman O’Malley, UFC Prize-Fighter and her brother’s former best friend, kill Tyreke? What happened to Monica, the sweet young girl who was Imani’s best friend? And if they’re innocent, then who killed Ty?

A Galaxy of Scars spans a decade, an epic love, and contains rough language and adult sexuality and situations. It is meant for mature audiences.

Genre: literary fiction, interracial/multicultural romance featuring BWWM pairing, suspense
Length: 123,533 words

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I don’t know about y’all, but this ones definitely been added to my TBR. She had me at UFC fighter!

Get to know author Jorga Tabu by connecting with her on social media:

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Monday Musings: I’m Pissed, But What Else Is New…

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Here we go again with this bullshit. What am I bitching about this time? Same thing I bitch about every few months or so, and that’s these baseless, shitty reviews that Amazon allows to be posted. Case in point:

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BISH! FIRST OF ALL, YOU START WITH “NOT READING THIS BOOK”.

This alone should be an automatic disqualification of this review. If Amazon has bots that can detect my expletives and deem them inappropriate for publishing, then why can’t they do the same for reviews that include trigger words and phrases like “did not/could not/would not finish reading” or ” I did not read the book”? Yes, I’ve contacted and called out Amazon on Twitter about this, and no, I have not received a formal response (big surprise there.)

Some of you may not know that my alternate moniker is Petty LaBelle. I checked out this chick’s review history and have deemed her a major troll. I have no tolerance for these kinds of “readers”. I’m done for now, but I have a message for her and all the other trolls:

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Coming Soon: Into You by Sheena Binkley

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Coming October 8th from author Sheena Binkley!

Into You: Now available for pre-order at a very special price

Genre: Interracial/Multicultural

Blurb:

Vanessa Hartwell has always lived the good life. With her fancy job as a management consultant, she never had to worry about anything; that was until her boss, and former lover, decides to sell the company to a business that already have a staff in place.

Now that the life she knows is quickly changing, she has to find a job fast. With the help of her good friend, she decides to take a position at an unlikely place. She didn’t think things could get any worse; but that all change when she encounters Mark Fernandez. She soon starts to become friends with Mark, but she can’t get past the idea that not only is he her co-worker, but also the owner of her new employer’s son. After what happened between her and her former boss, she made a vow to herself to never mix business with pleasure. Will Mark be able to change her mind or will she let love pass her by?

Mark Fernandez has always been a ladies’ man and have encountered a couple of flings at his father’s business; but he never encountered someone like Vanessa. She’s a bit feisty, but he knows he can find a way to let her guard down. While he does, he has a couple of secrets of his own that he doesn’t want anyone to know. Will he be able to continue hiding them, or will Vanessa be the one to break down his wall?

As the two try to establish a relationship, there will be a lot of obstacles in their way, including jealous exes, negative family members, and even crazy co-workers. Will the love they have for each other be enough to keep their relationship going, will it tear them apart?

Take a journey with Vanessa and Mark as they try to build a relationship with each other as well as discover their purpose in life in the story, Into You.

Coming Soon: Just Out Of Reach by Xavier Neal

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Title: Just Out Of Reach

Author: Xavier Neal

Model: Nathan Hainline

Cover Designer: Tammie Smith

Release Date: October 3rd, 2016

Synopsis: There isn’t much Theo Convington wants but can’t have. His charms and green eyes have gotten him everything, from an easy job to his choice of easy women, and that’s exactly how he prefers to live his life. Easy. However, when one wrong decision lands him on house arrest, he’s forced to start his life over with an estranged aunt. As if trying to settle into his limited lifestyle wasn’t hard enough, Theo makes the mistake of meeting the woman of his dreams, who happens to live right next door. With so much already stacked against him, will he put in the work it takes to win her heart, or will she join the long list of other things that are suddenly just out of reach?

Cover Reveal: Overdose by Raven St. Pierre

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OVERDOSE: A British Bad Boy Romance

Release Date: October 9th, 2016

**Special Notice: This romance is of the darker variety, contains adult themes and sexually explicit content. The hero is flawed and dirty. Consider yourself warned**
Insomniac.
Narcissist.
Sex addict.
…the only description sex therapist, Vanessa Ferris, was given of her newest patient, a fellow psychologist, Dr. Zander Hale.
From the moment he entered her office, she knew he’d be trouble—possibly the good kind. What she wasn’t prepared for was how he’d blindside her; how he would challenge everything she thought she knew about her profession, about herself.
There are certain lines a doctor is warned never to cross with their patients, but she didn’t listen.
Now, they’re both addicted.
One hit was all it took.
AUTHOR NOTE: “OVERDOSE” is a full-length standalone, bursting at the seams with sexual heat, thanks to one smoking hot, bad-boy and his feisty, no nonsense therapist. Expect a dark tale of erotic romance with no cliffhanger. This story is not for the faint of heart and is definitely intended for readers 18 and older.
(130,000+ words)
***TRIGGER WARNING: Please be advised, this book contains a brief, nondescript reference to sexual abuse and other violent acts that some readers may find offensive.
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About the Author:

A native of the Midwest, Raven has been writing for most of her life. Dreams of becoming a full-time writer seemed afar off, but she’s ecstatic to say that dream has been realized. In addition to growing her list of completed works, she also does some writing/publishing/marketing consulting on the side. With several novels already published, she looks forward to adding many more in the years to come. If you enjoy stories told from the heart with beautifully flawed characters, then she definitely has something just for you.

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Monday Musings: I’m So Ready For Fall…

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There are three things I look forward to every fall:

  1. Football
  2. Sweater weather
  3. Fall book releases

I don’t know about y’all, but to me, the autumn releases are always on point! Summer releases are pretty dry for me, but when the temperature drops outside, the heat index in these books seem to rise. I can always count on a handful of gems to download into my Kindle as I snuggle up with a steaming cup of tea, my fuzzy socks, and super-soft cardigan.

This week, I’ll be showcasing a few autumn releases that will definitely be worth checking out. I can’t wait!

 

Throwback Thursday: The President’s Girlfriend by Mallory Monroe

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One thing I’ve discovered about certain authors: You’re either a fan, or you’re not. There’s no in between, and Mallory Monroe is one of those authors.

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Personally, I love Mallory Monroe because she writes these serial, nighttime drama-esque romances that are full of over-the-top action, hot sex, and whodunits. Without fail, you can count on these three things with every story in all of her series, and The President’s Girlfriend is the pilot that started the series.

So…The President’s Girlfriend. When the series starts, then senator, Walter “Dutch” Harbor meets attorney Regina Lansing a hotel lounge (I think. It’s been years since I read it, and I only remember the juicy stuff.) After some small talk and a drink or two, they hit the sheets with no real intention of really seeing each other, but they do leave a lasting impression.

Flash Forward: Dutch Harbor is now President Harbor and Regina Lansing is in private practice, and they meet by chance when she’s trying to get some legislation passed or something (Told y’all it’s been a minute…) Dutch is the debonair, charismatic, and very single POTUS (You know this some fiction) who is smitten (ok, pussy-whipped) by beautiful, black Gina (His mama and the rest of America are having a fit. LOVES IT!!!)

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Now that you have the basics, the rest is just high-end drama! You know everybody and they mama is constantly trying to break them up on both sides. There are secret affairs, surprise children, and skeletons galore. The haters are in full force! If you can make it through the first book, this series will become quickly addictive. To date, there are eight books in total. The small fortune I paid, was definitely worth the price.

New Release: Perfectly Imperfect by D.A. Young

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Have you met the men of Whiskey Row? No? Then you have a lot of catching up to do. For those who are familiar with the brothers Sullivan, the latest installment in this thrilling, soap opera-ish drama is available! I swear this series needs to be a weekly TV series-but on HBO or Starz ’cause I don’t want not watered down version of this saga.

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Perfectly Imperfect features the Sullivan baby brother Casey and the one woman once hated to love but now cannot live without, Sidra Barton.

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Synopsis:

Handsome attorney Casey Sullivan is a catch, and everyone seems to know it except his beautiful, but slightly deranged girlfriend, deejay Sidra Barton! Just the slightest mention of ‘happily ever after’ has her ready to run out the door. Not that she’ll get far because Casey Sullivan always gets what he wants, and he wants Sidra Barton.

Casey is ready to go the distance for what his heart desires, but the finish line to Sidra’s heart will be an uphill journey. Together they will face their pain and fears to obtain the ultimate happiness. Unfortunately, not everyone believes they should be together and will challenge the love they’ve fought so hard to obtain. Guess they’ll just have to learn the hard way not to get between a Sullivan and his woman.

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The entire series is available on Kindle Unlimited.

Book Spotlight: In Black & White by Catherine Lavender

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How adorable is this cover, first of all? And how cool is the name Catherine Lavender? Yes, I am Catherine Lavender, dahling…Ok, on to the book:

Title: In Black & White
Author: Catherine Lavender
Published: June 7th, 2016
Publisher: Chamomile Books LLC
Genre: Women’s Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis:

Micah Winters always knew that she was different. It was the pigment of her skin and the texture of her hair that revealed that she was a woman from biracial parents. For five decades, Micah’s African American mother has remained silent about Micah’s estranged father (Sidney Irving). It is not until after Sidney Irving’s death that Micah learns that she is the daughter of the legendary novelist and screenwriter. Now with her mother’s memory fading away from Alzheimer’s disease, Micah can only rely on a novel that was written from her father years ago to understand her parents past during the time of segregation in the United States. Micah’s once simple life is not so simple anymore as she tries to make sense of an unfamiliar world as she inherits her father’s wealth and private past. With an abandoned heart, Micah must forgive the past in order to discover who she really is.

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Whew! I’ve got the googly eyes 0_0, ready to check this one out! Add it to your TBR today ’cause this one sounds lovely and deep…

Meet The Author:

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Catherine Lavender is from Baltimore, Maryland but now resides in Tampa, Florida with her miniature schnauzer name Ripken. She is an animal activist, as well as a supporter of the organization First Book which helps supply literature for underprivileged children. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys reading classic literature and playing the acoustic guitar.

Blog Tour: F*THS by G.L. Tomas

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Blog Tour:

F*THS

by

G.L. Tomas

 

Aug 9th – Aug 16th

Teddy had two rules—Live for the moment and never look back.

With wealth, good looks and confidence at her fingertips, nothing was going to stop her from living life to the fullest. Not even the secret she’s been forced to live with.

When Asher Rose met Teddy King, he knew it’d be trouble but it was just the kind of trouble he didn’t mind himself falling in, what he didn’t plan was falling hard for the girl no one could tame.
What happens when you take a trip on this sexy ride? An intense, messy and wild ride all the way down. 

*FTHS is the Book One in a duology. It is intended for Adults 18+ for explicit casual sex, drug use and profanity.

 

 

 

 

Guinevere and Libertad go by many superhero aliases. Whether you know them by G.L. Tomas, the Twinjas, or the Rebellious Valkyries, their mission is always the same: spreading awareness of diversity in books. Oh, and trying to figure out the use for pocketless pants!

They host other allies and champions of diversity in their secret lair in Connecticut.

 

   

 

    

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