by Shelly Ellis Genres: African American
, Contemporary Women
, Crime Drama Format: AudioBook
Okay. Y’all. I promise I am calm.
You know when you’re reading something REALLY good? Like, engaging. The scenes play out like a movie, complete with sound effects, pan in, pan out, etc? And the dialog is so real and the action so intense that you have to get up and pace while you read cause you DON’T WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT but you GOTTA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT…
This. book. To be fair and full disclosure, I’m a fan and I am fully invested in the Branch Avenue series, but COT DAYUM Shelly Ellis can write a book!
KNOW YOUR PLACE starts where IN THESE STREETS leaves off, so *yes you need to read book one first*and yes this book has a cliffie… you will live. Read Ellis’ other books while you’re waiting. As I said, this book picks up where the last book left off, so
**SPOILERS ARE COMING. **
by Delaney Diamond Genres: African American Romance, Contemporary, Women’s Fiction Format: eBook, Paperback *Book Blitz* From author Delaney Diamond – Wild Thoughts (Brooks Family #3) Meet the Author Delaney Diamond is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sweet, sensual, passionate romance novels, born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She reads romance novels, mysteries, thrillers, and a fair amount of nonfiction. When she’s not busy reading or writing, she’s in the kitchen trying out new recipes, dining at one of her favorite restaurants, or traveling to an interesting locale. To get sneak peeks, notices of sale prices, and find out about new releases, visit her website and join her […]
Today is #WIPWednesday but, gloriously, I do not have a WIP. Yesterday I decided that aside from a fun story for the fanfiction archive, I am done writing for publication for the year. I am tired, my brain is tired, I would have loved to publish four books this year, but my miiiiiiiiinds tellin’ me nooooooo.
Aannyway, I wanted to share a snippet from Curl & Dye with ya’ll. If you haven’t read it and need some convincing, look no further than Reading Romance In Color’s review of Curl & Dye. She enjoyed the small town but still black centered dynamic and the grown & sexy aspect of KC and Leslie’s relationship. Speakin’ of grown & sexy…
It is my pleasure to host a feature for Roni Loren’s 9th Loving on the Edge erotic romance novel LOVING YOU EASY, featuring a nonconventional tomboyish heroin, a smoldering hot Asian hero and handsome hunk to round out the polyamorous couple. I have been reading Roni since the first Loving on the Edge novel and her writing is just as clear, her heroes and heroines just as complex and her plots are just as– if not more– captivating as they were in the beginning. I hope that if you haven’t picked up this book that you will and if you’re into kink and threesomes and handsome dudes and geeky hacker women…. well, there’s plenty of that!
Check out the giveway at the end of this post… who doesn’t like free stuff!
My usual review of a romance novel includes a lot of grumbling about how fast characters fall in love. I do understand that instant attraction and that ~feeling~ is swoon worthy. I DO! However engagements at two months in and weddings before the season is even over… I am always going to complain about the hyper speed that characters reach their Happily Ever After.
But you know what? While I don’t have that complaint about this book, Te DID get me toward the end when I thought a too-early grand gesture was coming but it turned out to be something awesome and wonderfully sweet.
I must say, there are few authors that I would read despite the fact that I know, going in, that I’m going to fight with myself over the trope. In Romancelandia, we have certain ‘arrangements’ or couplings. The ‘Pretend to Date’ trope is one I almost never read, so ONLY FOR FARRAH would I pick up a book that I think I am going to dislike and actually read it.