7.31.2014

Post Re-Dux: Book Review ~ Taken by KoKo Brown

Hey All, So I didn't want to loose any review posts after Ana and I transferred over to Brazen Babe. So this is a repost of what appeared on SR AFTER the initial transfer...does that make sense? I hope so :)




Format: eBook (Mobi-Kindle)
Source: Purchased
Published: July 7, 2014
Indie
Genre: Historical Interracial Romance
Sex: Strong Sexual Content
Available: Amazon / BN







Stalk It
Imagine being Taken by a man you dislike and desire all at the same time. Imagine being Taken by this man to a beautiful oasis in Africa where you will be his day and night.

Taken by KoKo Brown opened quite differently. Our hero or kidnapper is playing a game of Russian roulette. He's devastated that his love has left him and feeling he has nothing to live for starts playing the game hoping that one day, the bullet takes his life.

What a start to a story, huh? This story revolves around characters Khalid Francois Duïs, a man who is use to geting exactly what he wants and Olivia Bryant, a woman who has vowed that she will be no mans homemaker.


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Post Redux: TV Show Review ~ Hemlock Grove (A Netflix Original Series)

Hey All, 

So I didn't want to loose any review posts after Ana and I transferred over to Brazen Babe. So this is a repost of what appeared on SR AFTER the initial transfer...does that make sense? I hope so :) 





Season 1 and 2

Bring oh yee weirdest Netflix. *snicker* just wanted to say that for no reason at all. So today's review won't be on a book although the Netflix original is based on a book of the same name by author Brian McGreevy. I'm not much a horror reader anymore. I had my fair share of those reads back in the day. So when my niece knowing that I'm such a Netflix whore pinged me on FB and mentioned this show (she loved it btw and I will take her word because the woman got me hooked on OITNB) I decided to give it a try.

Let me start by saying that I dig the show, its all kinds of weird and freaky and quite frankly with all the crap that's on "regular" TV...Hemlock Grove is quite damn refreshing. Also, I DID NOT read the book people. So for you folks that did...umh, don't ruin it for me..okay? If there are big or little differences between the two and YOU KNOW this...please don't ruin it with rude comments or anything like that. I know some folks didn't care for the TV version and that's fine. BUT please keep the meanest to yourself.

You know I wasn't quite sure how I was going to do this review. I finished watching both seasons in two days and have a lot of thoughts and questions. So what I decided to do is break it down by seasons.

To start, Hemlock Grove is a fictional town based in Pennsylvania. In this little town you have the Godfrey family who is basically the towns wealth. They supply the jobs and all that other hubbub...oh and everyone and I mean everyone hates them...even the rich folks. But they're scared of them too. Right now on Netflix, you can watch the full 2 seasons and I cannot wait for season 3 because they left me in all kinds of WTF just happened here kind of thoughts.

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7.30.2014

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7.08.2014

Tuesday Jams #88 ~ Ms. Kerri Hilson


Want to share that song you been loving like crazy lately? Just grab the image above or make your own...and whether you have a blog or not, you can either leave your link in the linky below OR in the comment section. 

You can show a video, a music player..whateva suites your fancy. Just remember to have some fun!


Good Morning Sexxy's! I won't be posting much for the next week & a half...I'll be on a mini vacation. But there will be pre-scheduled posts that will go up after this one. I have some reviews of a couple of books I've finished and I'll do my blog visits later on today after I get home from work. Talk to you guys soon & enjoy some Keri Hilson...this will one of my review inspired songs. I'm not a fan of the video, but the song itself has been on auto repeat ;)














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7.04.2014

#99cent Deals-Freebie-Book Sales




Happy 4th of July Sexxy's!

What are ya'll doing today? Me? not sure yet...will probably go see some fire works later. Hopefully the rain with stay away.




What can you catch on sale or a freebie in the interracial/multicutral romance genre right now? well...take a look see.

Finding Divine by Eve Vaughn
Jezebel by KoKo Brown
Wicked Chances by Sylvia Hubbard
Casualties of Love by Denise Riley
Betting the Billionaire by Avery Flynn
Exposed by Jasmine Garner
Game, Set Match by Nana Malone



Hide N Seek by Yvonne Harriott
The Doctors Secret Bride by Ana E Ross
The Space Between Box Series by Victoria H. Smith
Touched by White Bear by JJ Jones
Wolf's Haven by Ambrille Kirk
Secrets by Raven St. Pierre
Urban Love Prophecy by Jessica Ingro
Beautiful Prey by Phoenix Daniels


As always, check the prices and book length before you click to see if any of the books above is something you're interested in :)










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7.01.2014

Book Review (NA): The Space Between by Victoria H. Smith






Source: Purchased
Format: eBook (Kindle-Mobie)
Publisehd: October 2013
Indie
Blurb
Author: Victoia H. Smith
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance, Multicultral Romance
Sex: Strong Sexual Content (18+)
Available: Amazon (you can catch the entire series on sale right now for .99 cents)


The space between deals with the characters Lacey Douglas and Truman Drake. This is a new adult story, Lacey is 18 and drake is a year older than her at 19 and they are both out of high school...thank god!

The reason why I liked this story so much wasn't only because of the characters, both main and secondary. I also liked the fact that Ms. Smith threw very real life issues at this young couple. They faced many obstacles in this story, so let me get to it.

Lacey who is of mixed raced black/white is working to take care of her sick mother meets Drake at a casting party her best friend Margot throws, they both work at a opera house and occasionally Margot throws these parties (she also sells weed on the side). Drake who is the adopted Asian son of a senator of Illinois grows bored at his fathers campaign party got himself into some hot water when he gambled with the




wrong people who works at the country club the party is at. This is how he ended up on the west side of Chicago with Lacey's cousin about to buy drugs. While he's making the deal, he hears Lace's voice and is totally enraptured. After seeing her on stage he makes it a point to get the casting party he hears her best friend and cousin talking about to meet her. I will say sparks definitely flew when these two met. They pretty much acted on the instant attraction between them and were sharing their first heated kiss even before Lacey knew Drake's full name.

The characters -

I will say I had love/hate feelings towards Lacey. She was very judgmental towards Drake at the beginning of the story when she found out that he was from the North side of town. She just assumed he was this very rich spoiled kid looking for a good time in the "hood" and she did something really stupid. She was also like this martyred type of a character, you know. I understood the girl was taking care of her sick mother but at points during the story, I was really like enough already. Yes, your life is hard...yes, you do not come from the best of circumstance, but my goodness. Oh, if I read I can't be a opera singer because my mom needs me one more time, it was going to drive me nuts. She was like one of those folks you feel sorry for because they have a hard life and does the whole don't worry about me, but no really worry about me thing. Don't get me wrong, she was a strong character and she was a sweet girl given the the blows that life kept dealing her BUT there just some things in the story I couldn't connect with her on.

Drake was a little bit of a selfish ass and very arrogant. But was he also a good guy...he didn't let his family's name really make who he was. He didn't go around stating that he was the son of a senator, folks just knew he was. Drake also didn't feel a real connection to his family because he was adopted. His father barely pays any attention to him and his mother...I felt her love for Drake. But she was definitely cowed by her husband. She was the perfect senators wife and that affected her relationship in a bad way with Drake. Here you have this Asian kid who was raised by this white family and he didn't know anything at all about his culture. He was at a lost...didn't have a real feeling of belonging and while reading this story, you felt that from him right off the back. He dealt with a lot of ignorant people while growing up so it made him a different person than most of the kids his age and in his social circle. I liked Drake...A LOT, but ya'll already know I tend to be a little bit harder on my females than my males when I'm reading.



The secondary cast of characters was a good add to this story. Margot, Lacey's best friend was a hoot all through. She is the type of girl you would want at your back when some real bad shit goes down. I liked that she constantly pushed Lacey towards goals other than just being stuck in the situation she was in. Her cousin Marcus Derrick was a nice tie in too, I can see him and Drake becoming best friends. Adele, Drakes little sister was a good tie in too and she wasn't annoying even though she was 15 I believe. Lacey's mom even though she was sick, was a strong tie in as well. Drake's parents...ah, I can't say I liked them very much. His dad, I pretty much hated and his mother, I'm still on the fence with. How can you be ignorant and racist and adopt/raise a Asian child? IDK. The reason Mrs. Drake even got Mr. Drake to agree to even adopt Drake in the first place made me sad.

The Story Itself -

I liked how Ms. Smith threw real life issues at Lacey and Drake and it wasn't just their social and financial background, it was their race as well. They received ignorance and road blocks from both of their worlds. She wasn't afraid to go there with certain aspects of her story and I appreciated that. So with the combination of their relationship issues, it all worked out to flow into this wonderful tale of two people facing life obstacles to be together and together they are. I also like the fact the story was told from both Drakes and Lacey's POVs, it gave a good balance to the tale and you didn't get stuck with just one persons voice in your head.

Ya'll know I don't read very much NA stories, but when I do...I like for the characters to have a very adult way to them and these characters had that. There is also nice amount of heat to this tale..I mean a NICE amount of heat, so 18+ please.

The Gist of It -

All and all, I really enjoyed the read. There were some repetitiveness throughout the book, like I don't know how many times Drake mentioned Lacey had caramel skin or Adele's angelic face or his mother's porcelain skin or Lacey constantly stating Drake had mahogany eyes. Still this is a good story...so much so, I'm now reading the 2nd book in the series. The characters and story line is intriguing enough for me to continue to find out more about where this couple goes from here.

If you're looking for a sweet NA romance with nicely arranged heat, then The Space Between is for you.





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Tuesday Jams #87 - Usher Good Kisser...Yes You Are You Sexxy Man!

Want to share that song you been loving like crazy lately? Just grab the image above or make your own...and whether you have a blog or not, you can either leave your link in the linky below OR in the comment section. 

You can show a video, a music player..whateva suites your fancy. Just remember to have some fun!

Usher Baby! OMG, I love his new song...it's been on autoplay at home...at work...EVERYWHERE!









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