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Concrete Rose By Candy Rayne - Book Review

I agree and disagree with this read because even though I believe that love conquers on.  I am questioning if young love is really that strong.  I felt like I walked through the twilight zone and was reading about the problems that puppy love has, but I was clearly mistaken.  It was more of a tale about going after your dreams and following your heart as best you can.  It had tales of friendships that were gained and broken.  And unique set a character who each in a way had to grow in order to not just get what they want but learn how to come to terms with who they are and how they love.  Lankenua is a teenage girl who is uprooted from her home in Africa by her parents and is flown all the way to the US of A, where she goes to school at Gramby High and runs her parents store part time.

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Rock City 1 By Kaliyah Knight - Book Review

 The story was really all over the place for me and was really one of those books that I would pick up for a few day and put it right back down for the same amount.  It was story that intrigued me in the love factor, but was losing me at times when it came to the character development.  The plot of the story had its moments where you are moving from one scene to the next very quickly.  All in all, my nose was in this book when it had the chance.  You meet Rico and Rockwell who live in the H in Illinois.  These two are together and have their own hustles in away.  Their relationship is really on and off and in secret due to Rockwell’s uncle Marcel.  Rico works for Rockwell’s uncle and I got to say that is grimy.  Rockwell well she is a different breed of hustle and is good at boosting stuff from stores.   How they met was out of the ordinary because Rico thought she was fine as wine but never saw her approaching him.

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What's Your Totem?

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Melissa Price
What’s Your Totem?by Melissa PriceHave you ever had the occasion to keep noticing something? Perhaps it’s an item or an animal that appears wherever you travel or whenever you visit a particular place.This phenomenon surged into my life last week at the Southern California coast. While it wouldn’t be entirely unusual to view a dolphin, a seal, a sea lion, or even a shark in those waters, would it make you think if you saw only one of those species – repeatedly? How about continually?Whether I was walking, standing on the beach, or looking out from the pier, a seal came to greet me. Daytime or night, regardless of the spot where I found myself, seals appeared. Aptly named, Seal Beach was where I had my sendoff encounter with the largest of any I had seen.Strolling along the pier on a clear cool evening, I leaned on the railing to look...
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Is the Indie world headed for a literary Armaddeon?

There are titans vying for control and Indie authors are like the David's of our time. The titans don't go by the names of HarperCollins or Penguin Random House. Those folks are still in shock that we dared to, with the help of Amazon and Smashwords, come forth like a dark horse and break every fence that exists with the e-book phenomena, but they may have the last laugh. Anything that builds too fast can have weak legs and the sheer weight may bring it tumbling down.Thousands of writers have been walking in the desert for years with no home for their novels. Finally, they had a mechanism to share their hard work that had been shunned by the old guard. Even insightful authors who wrote for big houses saw the opportunity. They took their backlists and tried again in the new frontier. Their fans followed. No more waiting two years...
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Uptown Princess by Quiana - Book Review

So this book automatically introduces you to all the characters.  Well, at least the main characters.  Princess and Kia are at a club living it up for the last time and are being eyed by this cat named Mace.  He automatically has a thing for Princess and you can just see it or read it. On the outside,  Mace is the perfect gentleman.  Princess, in turn feels it too and what started in the club seems like its going to be a long term thing.  I read this and thought it was going to be your typical love story because these two characters moved really fast as far as the progression of a relationship.  You get to see how strong the bond between the two cousins are when you see Kia leaving for college and leaving Princess there for the first time in years.  When Mace and Kia have left, she ends up turning to her ex for attention.  She does feel guilty, but that moment quickly passes in her mind.  Princess finally get the phone she has been waiting for and goes to see Mace where he dumps a trip
to Las Vegas in her lap. 

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