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The Streets Have No King

"The Streets Have No King" is one of the best books I have ever read. Before I read this book I rarely if ever picked up street lit. The story reminded me of a Shakespeare play I once read. I am glad I read this book. It was almost too good...

5 Stars

The Wedding Date

Jasmine Guillory entertains with a wonderfully witty and romantic contemporary story in "The Wedding Date". From the first scene I was completely captivated with this fun and impulsive storyline. Alexa Monroe is a wonderful heroine. She’s s...

4 Stars

Down by Contact - The Barons

Get a bucket of ice nearby and turn your fan or air con to low temperature as it’s getting HOT in here. The second entry in “The Barons” series had former NFL teammates Simeon and Adrián clashed in a tangle of limbs and senses. I’m new to S...

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  • Author: Santino Hassell
  • Review by: Didi
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: InterMix

South Seas Salvation - Corporate Services Book 3

JC Hay takes us into his third Corporate Services science fiction romance novel with "South Seas Salvation". Those new to JC and this series can jump right in and into this action packed book. Hay knows how to have you on the run and always...

4 Stars
  • Author: JC Hay
  • Review by: Tamazon
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Science Fiction, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Metal Pig Press

Freeing the Prisoner - A Kindred Tales Novel

While Kyron is indeed confined in a cell, what really keeps him prisoner is his own morals and code of ethics. He could free himself easily if he used the gift the goddess gave his kind, but he doesn't. His restraint costs him but it also r...

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Locked in Temptation - The Protectors

“Locked in Temptation” is written by renowned author Brenda Jackson. Jackson has written many award-winning books and acquired awards. She has blessed her readers with yet another award winning story within the pages of “Locked in Temptatio...

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  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Review by: Bookshifter
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: HQN Books

The Priest's Perspective - A Loving Nip Book 14

Readers new to this series should read book one (A Nip of Good Cheer) before jumping into more of this series. There is an overall series arc to the Loving Nip series. This is book fourteen. I have all of Charlie’s books and have read them...

4 Stars
  • Author: Charlie Richards
  • Review by: Sandra
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Diverse Books, GLBTQ
  • Publisher: eXtasy Books Inc

Breathless - Rhine Trilogy, #2

“Breathless” by Beverly Jenkins combines interesting facts with a sobering look at the challenges faced by people of color in a society that did not appreciate their contributions or their potential. I was saddened to discover that even tho...

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  • Author: Beverly Jenkins
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Avon Books

Seeking Sarah

“There is a thin line between love and hate.” “Many wise people say that revenge is not ours but of a Superior Being.” In ReShonda Tate Billingsley’s emotional, raw, and dramatic narrative she brings to life a little girl named Brooke Green...

4 Stars

WarDance

Many years ago I belonged to a book club. Elizabeth Vaughan's book "Warprize" was selected as it was a fantasy romance and we tried to read all the genres. The consensus on the book by the group was that it was awesome and I was in total ag...

4 Stars

Boss

"Boss" is an intriguing narrative penned by the talented author Tracy Brown. Brown has blessed her audiences with several urban tales. In "Boss", Ms. Brown takes her readers on a road of deception, love, paybacks, heartaches and victory. Th...

4 Stars

Trouble Clef

Even though "Trouble Clef" was a short read, I really enjoyed it. Maya and Kyra both had issues of their own they had to work out. Being in a band is not ideal for everyone but it worked for them until Maya kissed Kyra on stage in front of...

4 Stars

Solo

Well, I need to learn to read it seems. When I grabbed “Solo” for review, I didn't read the full blurb and details. I didn't see where it said this book was in poetic style. Go me! Well, I am kind of glad I didn't see that this was written...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Blink

Serenity - A Gezane Universe Novel

Serenity was a very interesting and intriguing book to read. The author’s world building pulled me right into the story and immersed me in the rich world the book is set in. Serenity has not had it easy from birth and has had to deal...

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  • Author: D. Renee Bagby
  • Review by: Danni
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: DZRB Books

Seized by Seduction - The Protectors, #2

Brenda Jackson's “Seized by Seduction” is appropriately titled. I was held confined to my lounge chair with this delicious page turner from start to finish. As a reader I was seized by the well-crafted plot and characterization of the main...

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You're Welcome, Universe

“You're Welcome, Universe” started out really well. I really loved how the main character stood up for her friend when it came to a slur. The school was in no hurry to stand up and do anything. I think we all strive to have a friend like th...

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Forged in Desire - The Protectors, #1

“Forged in Desire” by Brenda Jackson provides a frightening look at the possible cost for doing one’s civic duty even as it follows a delicious romance that evolves in the face of danger. The slow buildup of a relationship that is formed wh...

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  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: #FirstInaSeries, * Romantic Suspense, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: HQN Books

Year of Yes - How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

"Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person" by Shonda Rhines is one women’s journey to make positive changes in her life. Shonda is a famous Hollywood TV Writer and Producer for Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and H...

4 Stars

Walking in Fire - Hawaiian Heroes Book 1

What I loved most about Walking in Fire: Hawaiian Heroes, Book 1 by Cathryn Cade was that the reader truly could feel that they were on vacation in Hawaii. The author was able to bring the sights, smells and local culture of Hawaii to the r...

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  • Author: Cathryn Cade
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Diverse Books, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance
  • Publisher: Windtree Press

Rolling in the Deep - Hawaiian Heroes Book 2

Rolling in the Deep is the second book in Cathryn Cade’s exciting new series about sexy Hawaiian Heroes finding true love while working for a hot tempered goddess. There are many things I am enjoying about this series, from the vacation des...

4 Stars
  • Author: Cathryn Cade
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Diverse Books, * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Windtree Press

Blooming in the Wild - Hawaiian Heroes Book 3

Blooming in the Wild is the third book in Cathryn Cade’s Hawaiian Heroes series. The series’ best elements are the sexy men living in the exotic, romantic setting of Hawaii. As much as I adore the hunky men, it was about time readers got to...

4 Stars
  • Author: Cathryn Cade
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * SPICY: HOT Romance, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Windtree Press

An Extraordinary Union - The Loyal League, #1

“An Extraordinary Union” by Alyssa Cole was a very intriguing book about people of color working with the Union as spies in the South. Ellie Burns, a former slave, has the ability to remember with astonishing accuracy things, conversations,...

4 Stars

The Alpha's Domination - The Alpha Shifter Collection, #4

"The Alpha's Domination" is the 4th book in the Alpha Shifter Collection by the awesome Sam Crescent. I'm a huge fan of her work, mostly because her characters are real people. (Or half people, as shifters may be) But they all have their fl...

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  • Author: Sam Crescent
  • Review by: Sandiebuck
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Under 45k Words, * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: BBW/Rubenesque, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Battle Hill Bolero - A Bone Street Rumba Novel, #3

This was an exciting and fast paced end to the Bone Street Rumba trilogy. There is so much going on I'm not even sure how to sum it up for a review. This is definitely not a book that should be read as a standalone. The gang's all back and...

4 Stars
  • Author: Daniel José Older
  • Review by: BookGirl
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: ROC

Allegedly

“Allegedly” covers the court system and how African Americans are treated within it. It does a great job with this. However, it does also have a lot of issues, in my opinion. Within the first few pages we have the three quotes. "You'd think...

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Mr. Ridley - The Whipping Society Book 1

I'm delighted that Delilah Marvelle has started a new historical romance series, starting with Mr. Ridley, due out on February 28th. The author hinted about her Whipping Society series in her School of Gallantry series and it's finally here...

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There Has to Be a Reason

Dave is in his junior year of college and one day comes across another guy crying in the bathroom. This encounter leads to Dave and Noel becoming friends. Dave is seeing a girl but the relationship is not working for him. As his friendship...

4 Stars

Born a Crime - Stories from a South African Childhood

I am on a quest to read more diverse books to widen my knowledge about other life experiences and "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah was suggested to me by my local library. This book goes back and forth between sections. First there is a sectio...

4 Stars

Say Goodbye for Now

Some are born into families, some choose their families. Families are to be loved whether you are born with them or choose them. That is the basis of family, LOVE. Or should I say, it should be that way. Dr. Lucy is trying hard to let her p...

5 Stars

The Cartel 6: The Demise

My jaw started dropping as I read page after page. There aren't words to describe a book like this. This book is kind of like Clint Eastwood's, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. You get it all, not necessarily in that order but it's there. I...

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The Rancher Returns - The Westmoreland Legacy

Gavin is everything you would expect a creation of Brenda Jackson's imagination to be. Overpowering, controlling, easy on the eyes but havoc to the heart. His attraction to Layla, was sure to set the roof on fire. Mysterious happenings and...

4 Stars
  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • Review by: Lashea
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books, Western
  • Publisher: Harlequin

Hidden Impact - A Safeguard Novel, #1

Piper J. Drake dishes out a delicious adventure with the first book in her “Safeguard” series. From the very first sentence I was hooked. I knew that I was definitely in for an adventure and I wasn’t disappointed at all. I wasn’t even disap...

5 Stars

Princess Cupcake Jones and the Dance Recital

“Princess Cupcake Jones and the Dance Recital” by Ylleya Fields and illustrated by Michael LaDuca is a delightful children’s book celebrating love and dance. This book is part of the eponymous ‘Princess Cupcake Jones’ series that stars a ve...

5 Stars

A House for Happy Mothers

I found this well written story quite unique and wonderful. It deals with a very interesting subject that will keep the reader’s attentions to the very end. A couple from California has been struggling with infertility. They are going to ge...

5 Stars

Indian Boyhood - The True Story of a Sioux Upbringing

This story was adapted from another book so that modern children would be able to understand and enjoy this unique story of growing up as a Dakota Sioux Native American. The story is set over 100 years ago and shows the day to day life of a...

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Johnny and Jamaal

When Johnny Robertson, a 22 year old late bloomer, makes it onto the Vancouver Canucks hockey team, he is finally making a name for himself. He's an up and rising star with not only plenty of talent, but also the chiseled looks that all the...

5 Stars

Lifting My Voice - A Memoir

“Lifting My Voice: A Memoir” by Barbara Hendricks is an enlightening, touching read for readers of middle school age to adults. Many people may want to relive the long progressive struts through the painful, bumpy, dusty roads of our histor...

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Her Kind of Man - Edge of Scandal, #3

This is book 3 of 3 in Elle Wright’s “Edge of Scandal” series. Once I started reading “Her Kind of Man” I steadily started to think about how friendship can grow into love. Even though you may have your doubts and not being sure, you have t...

4 Stars
  • Author: Elle Wright
  • Review by: Bemiown
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Forever

Plucking the Pearl - Oyster Harbor Book 1

Pearl and Caleb made for an interesting pair during this book. I wished for dialect of that time period; the way they spoke seemed very modern. I also would have liked to see a bit more romance between the two. There were so many love scene...

3 Stars

Crossing Lines

Nora and Kelli are fascinating and amusing. I love the fact that Nora has Phineas, it reminds me of my brother-in-law because he’s always wanted a pig. Kelli’s relationship with Phineas was just adorable and even amused Nora. When I met the...

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The Revenge Artist - Evelyn Hernandez Book 1

Philip Hoy engagingly depicts the volatile world of high school, where emotions run high and vicious gossip runs amuck. Evelyn Hernandez deals with familiar adolescent issues – first loves, trials with parents and friends, her emerging sexu...

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  • Author: Philip Hoy
  • Review by: Jane Eliot
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Young Adult, Diverse Books, Romantic Elements, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Evernight Teen

Midnight Taxi Tango - A Bone Street Rumba Novel, #2

Carlos is still coming to grips with his new half-life, working for the Council of the Dead to solve ghost problems. That’s fine except his focus is divided knowing that Sacha, his love is out there and he wants her back. His friend Kia, Ba...

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  • Author: Daniel José Older
  • Review by: Leslee
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: ROC

The Call of a SoulSoul Deep - White Wolf Pack Book 1

While this story sometimes becomes a bit confusing, it is only due to the complexity of the plot and it quickly becomes clear again. A world is developed based on Native American lore but with a paranormal twist. In addition, there is a str...

4 Stars

Second House from the Corner

This second book from Sadeqa Johnson will touch you with reality. It could very well be any mother who stays at home with three kids. We know what that's like. Don't we? Felicia Lyons' marriage is on the rocks big time. She has hidden a dar...

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Cali's Hurricane - Oyster Harbor Book 4

Jonathan Carter is filled with hate for all black people after having a bad childhood experience. It doesn’t help that he is in position to take up the helm of the Klan. The only kink in his plan is the beautiful family cook, Cali Waters. H...

4 Stars
  • Author: Afton Locke
  • Review by: Beth Hardy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Diverse Books, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Afton Locke

Happy in Our Skin

This ethnically diverse picture sings the praises of a baby’s skin. A range of infants are featured with an emphasis on their skin and how it changes and develops over time. The rhymed text focuses on the various functions of one’s skin and...

4 Stars

Mirage

All right. Bonus points for writing a sheikh in the time of corsets and smelling salts and the Little Season. Also bonus points for writing an intrepid code-breaking Egyptian-ologist (is that a word?) heroine. Further bonus points for a smo...

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The Witch's Market

The Witch’s Market by Mingmei Yip includes witches with lots of spells that are ready to cast. I wished this book had been a little more in step with reality. I normally love books on witches and witchcraft, but I just couldn't relate to th...

3 Stars

Bear Prince - Royal Bears Book 1

Hannah is a dancer, just trying to make a living, when a noble prince comes along. He is immediately taken by the humble beauty and wants to get closer to her. When Hannah finds herself in a struggle with a pushy man, Andrei dashes to her r...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Emma Alisyn, Danae Ashe
  • Review by: Beth Hardy
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: BBW/Rubenesque, * Under 45k Words, Diverse Books, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Hard Candies Publishing

Too Good to Be Wrong

Guilt abounds so much in this story no one is happy. At first. It’s a long road but Henry and April are supposed to be together but the timing is all-wrong when they meet. Both are attracted to the other but pesky morals and loyalty get in...

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  • Author: Sam Crescent
  • Review by: Chris
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: BBW/Rubenesque, * Under 45k Words, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing

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