Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tijan's $50 Gift card giveaway


Title: Kian
Author: Tijan
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 17, 2015




Dark. Mysterious. Gorgeous.
Loved by all the girls.
Respected by all the guys.
...that was Kian Maston.

As the heir to a billion dollar empire, his future was promising until the day he saved my life. Everything changed for both of us, and there was one more word that could be used to describe him—dangerous.

The nation fell in love with him while falling in hate with me. He was sent to prison, and as far as they were concerned, it was my fault. I was forced to go into hiding until today.

Kian's being released from prison, and he should go back to being the golden boy he always was supposed to be. I should remain in hiding, living my life as normal as could be.

That's what we should do...


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I didn't start writing till later in life. I hope I'm doing it right, and if not, I'll continue to keep trying! Nothing special about me. I've got an English Cocker that I absolutely adore, a man I couldn't be without, and this insatiable need to keep writing the words, all the words!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Review: Gargoyle

Title: Gargoyle
Series: Woodland Creek
Author: Scarlett Dawn
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 Release Date: November 15, 2015

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A shifter made of stone. And wings.

A human bent on free love. And drunk.

A joke could be made with those two lines.

But the town of Woodland Creek, it's no laughing matter. Hostile and magical residents guard their secrets. It's too easy to be found out.

When Isaac Stone first meets Kennedy Kirk, he's tempted to shove her off the clock tower. After all, she is gripping his private parts to lean over and see his town. One little push is all it would take...

Isaac never anticipated he'd be the one to fall.




I give this three stars.

The beginning chapters had me pretty confused. There was a magic-induced lust scene
that I didn't get at all. 

It confused me a whole lot actually.

Due to that I was pretty 
upset the rest of the chapters until I did get an explanation.

The rest of the novella worked. For one minute I worried about the amount of love interests and possibility of no happy ending, but it all came through.

I would check another book out by the author.


Author Bio

New York Times bestseller and award-winner, Scarlett Dawn is the author of the Forever Evermore new adult fantasy series, the Cold Mark new adult science fiction saga, and the Lion Security contemporary series.

She lives in the Midwest, adores her music loud, and demands her fries covered in melted cheese.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Review & Gift Card Giveaway: His Muse

Title: His Muse
Series: His Muse #1
Author: Coral F. Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: November 11, 2015


In the book, 
His Muse we have an aspiring model 

and sexy (yet mysterious) photographer.

This is a good and bad review.

I gave the novel THREE STARS because in the end, I wanted to know what was going to happen between Daniel and Twyla. 

Plus there were some pretty sexy scenes. . .

So here's why I didn't give it 4 or 5 stars.

On one hand, 
I cared about the female character and hoped she'd get some hot action. 

On the other hand, I didn't get why she kept calling her vagina a V. This is a super tiny thing, but it just annoyed me a bit.

 I kept wanting say, 

I also found the heroine's attraction to the hero to me super instant

But who am I too judge?

Some guys just do it for some women.

Other than that, I'll be back for another ride in book 2!! If you check this novel out, let me know what you think!!!

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Author Bio

Coral F. Black lives in Los Angeles. This is her first novel.

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Book Review: My New Step Dad

I basically had three responses the whole time I read this. . .

What the fuck???

Is this really where we are going to go with the plotline?

You two nasty son of a #%$JBDJ!!!

I give this three stars.

Interesting set up.

With more thought and focus, this could've been a smart erotica short.

Instead it's more smut than story.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Book Review: Ho Tactics

I just had to see what this book was about.

Worst case scenario, I have some crazy inspiration for a heroine
I walked into this book with a closed mind, but I ended it with this new boost in confidence.

He talked about a man's mind and how some guys act in relationships. It just made me realize that I wasn't that crazy, that there is a whole lot of game playing out here and I'm right to walk on by and pass these losers.

But this is the thing, you have to get pass the fact that he's going to refer to a set of women as Hos and he's giving advice on how to be a ho.

Yes, that's what I said.

He even created new words like:


Thankfully, only 10% of the book with sex. The majority of the book discusses how to navigate phone conversations, easy ways to approach guys, etc. 

But lots of it dealt with goldigging.

Sure, there were tons of lessons that could be taken from the novel without venturing on the path of hoedom.

But if you want a sponsor. . .

And then there were some others things that made me think, "damn I hope that's not true."

Here's a Hoexample:

Hos have an advantage over normal women because they aren't confined by honesty or loyalty. 

Thus, they can stoop to a level that a classy lady would never stoop to, they can say things that a girlfriend would be ashamed to say, and they can do things sexually that a woman that's looking to become a wife won't be comfortable doing until she has a ring. 

How can you compete with someone that is willing to break the rules?

You can't!

A man will pick a Ho 9 out of 10 times because men cherish excitement over stability.

So I give this THREE STARS.

Not the top dating book I've read this year, but definitely the most memorable. I actually bought another one that dealt with the Non-Hoe path.


I'm trying to make Oprah money, but through my hard work. Not from some brother's pockets.

My mouth is too big. 
I would probably curse him out before he even grabbed for his wallet.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Book Review: Htchcock & Filmmaking

Although this was for filmmakers, I used this as a craft book to better my thriller writing. There were some great nuggets here.

I've always been a Hitchcock fan.

He was never afraid to explore fucked up things.

If I had a Creativity family tree, Poe would be my father, Toni Morrison my mother, and Hitchcock would be one of many creepy uncles.

The author broke down several of Hitchcock's movies and discussed why the scene worked.

The book was a screaming good time!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Book Review: Hoodoo

My kids and I LOVED this book!!

Banyan fell asleep before I
could finish a chapter,
and the rest of the kids went crazy.

Can I add that this was the first middle grade book to keep my attention since Harry Potter?

Initially, I was looking at the title and wondering if this would scare the crap out of the kids. 
I mean Hoodoo is folk magic.

Most entertainment views 
of it tends to be pretty creepy.

But, this book was just PERFECT.

It held mine and the kids' attention (9, 8, 4).

Things are told masterfully which drew us immediately into Hoodoo's odd little southern world.

There's a little boy named Hoodoo, who is the only person in his family that can't conjure.

He lost both parents and is being raised by his grandmother, Mama Francis, as well as a whole bunch of other colorful relatives.

And this poor boy has an adventure.

You feel for him, but you rejoice for him each time he wins.

He goes up against a pretty scary character.

The Stranger.

So warning to parents, there are some sad and tense moments, but it didn't harm any of my kids. . .granted their mother writes horror so. . .

Oh and another warning:
NEVER. EVER. Read this book while HUNGRY.

The story was so atmospheric I ended up cooking a lot of the meals discussed in the book
 and looking at the trees and grass a completely different way.


Everybody else in my family could conjure, though. Conjuring is using words to cast a spell, if you didn't know. One way to do it was by using a mojo bag.

A mojo bag is a little cloth sack stuffed with roots and herbs and oils and sometimes a picture of someboy's face or words written on paper. 

Mama Frances gave me one that was supposed to be for good luck, but that didn't stop people from picking on me. Jessie McGuire, Otis Ross, and J.D. Barnes called me Hoodoo Doo-doo every time they sawy me.

They said I must've been cursed because of my birthmark. "Somebody put their mark on you. You got the evil eye."