1.27.2015

Tuesday Jams #112

  

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!


I'm snowed in...lols. Sike!  Hey, it didn't snow like it was suppose to but I ain't complaining at all. I'll take this free snow day...thank you very much! More Thirty Seconds To Mars for me...I love this song, especially when he starts saying "Honest to God, I'll tear you apart" Lawd, I so wish Jared Leto would love me like that, lols!

OMFG! IT'S TUESDAY!!!  I seriously just heard this audition this morning, so I thought I'd share it with you. Because I'm absolutely in love with this guys voice and his performance.... BUT if you don't mind, I'm gonna throw in another song/artist because it's been on repeat since the moment I've heard it :) Enjoy!

First Video: Stevie McCrorie's audition for The Voice UK

Second Video: Jarryd James - Do You Remember - I absolutely love the beat behind this and the lyrics... and oh my, his voice... I'm melting here... every.single.time.I.hit.play! ♥♥♥♥



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1.23.2015

New Releases ~ IR/MC Romances (January 1 to Today)



So!..what are we doing? We are letting you know of any new releases and/or pre-orders in the interracial/multicultural romance genre. I'll do #99 centers and #freebies maybe this weekend. All of the below are from the beginning of January (sorry, I've been slacking...)



**Authors/bloggers, if you come across a book in the IR/MC genre and want to add it to our list on Friday's...hit us up!







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1.22.2015

Exchange of Fire by PA DePaul


Please welcome PA DePaul to the blog today. She is going to share a awesome playlist with us today (our kinda girl!) and then you must check out the book ;)

Thursday Rhythms

What’s up Miss Vishous & Sexxy Blogger of Brazen Babe Reviews! Thank you so much for letting me take over! Since I missed Tuesday Jams, I thought I’d turn today’s post into Thursday Rhythms. I've got a full list of music today so I hope everyone’s phones are charged and/or your headphones are plugged in if you’re listening at work.

A little introduction: My name is P.A. DePaul and I’m the author of the Romantic Suspense, SBG series. Exchange of Fire, SBG #1 introduces a clandestine Black Ops team working for SweetBriar Group (AKA SBG), a corporation the rest of the world believes is an environmental company.

So let’s rock! If someone in the industry were to ask me to put together a soundtrack for Exchange of Fire, I’d definitely include the following songs:

1. You Me At Six – “Room To Breathe”
I love this song. It really fits with Wraith and Grady’s journey to trust each other and fall in love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPtUV01R1RE

2. Redlight King – “Comeback”
This heavier hitting song is an inspiration for Wraith (our heroine). She ultimately realizes the only way to win is to fight back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4QSOP8g8NE 

3. Genesis – “Just A Job To Do”
This is the ultimate sniper/assassin song! Given Wraith’s specialty and Delta Squad’s lethal reputation, I thought completely appropriate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YUHAVa-kMI 

4. Placebo – “Running Up that Hill”
If I this book/series is ever made into a movie or TV show, I want this song played during a montage of scenes advertising it. I’d also want it worked into the movie/show somehow. It’s just a cool song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBlAdApfK9U 

So, there you have it. A few songs out of the many thousands I’d include on the soundtrack. Have you read Exchange of Fire? Do you have a song you’d add to the list? Sweet! Let me know. If you haven’t read book one yet, no worries! I’d still love to hear your thoughts on my selections or answer whatever questions you may have! Don’t be shy. 

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1.21.2015

#AudioBookReview: Broken Open by Lauren Dane



Format: Audio Book
Hours: 9:49:16
Narrated by Kate Turnbull
Heat: Strong Sexual Content
Genre: Contemporary Rocker Romance
Formats: Amazon (Print) | Amazon (eBook) | BN (eBook and Print) 

My Review

I’m giving Ms. Dane’s Broken Open 4 Brazen Babes and I’ll tell you why. IMO, the story was a bit long in the teeth. It took too long for these two to admit their love for one another. Now, I got the whole issue of both Ezra’s (just love his name!) and Tuesday’s (loved her name too!) pasts. Ezra being a former heroin addict and dealing with the guilt of what he did to his family/friends as then “said” addict. Then Tuesday who is in some ways dealing with the guilt of feeling like she is betraying her now dead husband because of the strong attractions/feelings she’s having towards Ezra.

Both were equally strongly written characters, I liked how Ms. Dane portrayed them. But I have to give her major props on Tuesday’s character. Now before I go into this next statement…please some of ya’ll don’t get your panties or drawers in a bunch. Being that Ms. Dane is a white author, I as a WOC I am glad that she took the time to give little details on Tuesday’s character…that it seemed she did some research and didn't stereotype her character. Like how she noted how Tuesday had to wait on a particular hairstylists to come to their town in order to get her hair done or when she had to explain to Ezra why she needed to sleep with a scarf on her head when she stayed at his house (although I don’t think Ezra cared much if she did or didn't, lols). POC tend to get heavily written as a certain way, so again I’m glad Ms. Dane took the time to write Tuesday the way she deserved to be written. As a woman first, a woman who is struggling with her feelings about a man she is having an “intense” relationship with.  I say intense because that’s how the relationship between Tuesday and Ezra was described.

She did indicate some racial tensions; Tuesday had an issue with someone. Although the issue itself and racial difference between Tuesday and Ezra were discussed, it did not take over the story.

Again, some of ya’ll do not get your panties/drawers tight. I personally feel that we shouldn’t have to read about race issues every time an IR/MC romance is written. Can it be stated/mentioned? YES! Of course, because let’s face it…even in today’s society, racial tensions/conflicts are out and about. And unfortunately, not everyone is happy to see people of different races get together and make happy families. But when I’m reading my romance, I myself want to get lost in the story…in the main couple’s love. NOW if race revolves around the plot/story arc or the couple’s relationship, then that is a different story.

Okay, I’m stepping off the stage and back into this review. The story is very character driven, you get a lot of both Tuesday and Ezra and I can appreciate that as a matter of fact, I loved it. BUT this also has me going back to my main point…the length and time it took for their HEA. Ya’ll, it just took too damn long. Hearing Ezra’s guilt and him not being able to forgive himself EVEN after his family did. Hearing Tuesday go on and on about how she was “okay” and her and Ezra’s relationship was just sex (good sex btw)…it was just at times just a bit too much. I was 7 hours into the audio and there were times I just wanted to skip over some of it all, but I didn't.

Things I loved:

That Tuesday pushed but didn’t push Ezra. That she didn’t give up on him even when he was drowning in self loathing and shame. She made him want to come back for her.

The sense of family on both Ezra’s and Tuesday’s side was good. It was fun to hear the interactions with their parents/siblings.

I adored the relationship between Tuesday and Natalie (her best friend and Ezra brothers girlfriend…see how this all ties in *big grin*) It was so heartfelt and something so deep. You knew these two ladies got each other.

Even though this is a rocker in this romance, the story wasn't overblown with bands issues. Things were mentioned but she didn't go into a lot of detail. Again, this is a character driven story.

The sex scenes were done well and I liked how the narrator handled them. She more described them; you didn’t hear all the moans and grunts…so I liked that. Sometimes, it doesn't sound so good when you’re listening to the audio…folks almost sound uncomfortable.

The narrator did a fine job. She handled the voices of each character awesomely and trust me; she had a lot of characters to cover. So kudo’s to her for pulling it all off.

Come to Jesus moment:

Now I admitted that Tuesday was a strong character BUT her mother-in-law…ooooooo ya’ll! Ain’t that much patience in the entire world. Her ass and HER husband’s too would have been beat into the ground a long time ago, probably before the husband passed away. Especially given the fact that Tuesday’s husband didn't have a good relationship with the jackasses anyway, I’m telling ya’ll ass KICKED! I really wanted someone in this story to commit murder on these people. A bloody, horrible, painstakingly slow death murder!

All and all… a good story, good on audio too. I say add it to your pile.  Ms. Dane did a good job with the characters and the story itself (although she took forever with it, lols) Tuesday and Ezra are characters you will love, their story too. A recommended read if you are looking for a sexxy contemporary romance and you don’t mind a little country in your rockers or a little color to your romance.

My Rating

*Audiobook Challenge
*New To You Challenge
*Interracial-Multicultural Romance Challenge
*Books n Tunes Challenge
Song Choice ~ Corrine Bailey Rae Diving Hearts





**Also reviewed @ Bookswagger




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1.20.2015

Tuesday Jams #111

  

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!


I am a lover of the 80's. I breath the music of that time, the hairstyles and the clothes..it was fun and the lyrics made sense, lols. Not knocking today's artist...some are really good and talented, but back in the day. Man, music made you move! Heart is one of my favorite rock groups...I love just about all their songs, but their 80's  music...muah!



oooh. She went 80s!! Well hoooooold up, GINA! I'm bringing it back up to the present! bwahaha. I'm gonna throw some John Newman at cha! Why? Because I just discovered him! All thanks to my main biatch Evi (I know you're reading this, Gina!) Anywho, I had a friend over the other day and I was looking for new-to-me-music and of course she never fails to introduce me to amazing music. HIS VOICE! THIS SONG!! GAAAH. AMAZING! Just... sit back and enjoy ;)





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1.18.2015

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged #18



BB&B (Bought, Borrowed & Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired by The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's review, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news.

BB&B is an homage Barron's Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning's smash hit series, Fever.

To link up with BB&B head on over to Talk Supe!

Hey Ya'll!!! Happy weekend. So...uhm, I did not stick to my #nobuying rule. Take a look at what I was able to grab on sale and I caught a cool ass giveaway...a new release yo! Don't think I spent over $10 bucks...yay me! 


Hai guys! So I bought some books! YAY! I went to thrift store (yes, you know I love my thrifting) and they had 2 softback books for $1.00 and hardcovered books for $1.00/each. Here are the books I picked up: 


Total: $2.50 

Nothing Borrowed or Bagged this week ;)



 
Stay Tuned Brazen Babes....


  • None ATM!

Thanks for stopping by our BB&B! Make sure to link up at Talk Supe and if you participated feel free to leave your link in the comment section below xoxo. 

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1.14.2015

#Spotlight & #BookReview: Lover Undercover by Nana Prah


Love Undercover by +Nana Prah 
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction (Sweet, Multicultural)
Publisher: Black Opal Books

***Update: The link to my Review is HERE.

Blurb

The last thing
she expects is to fall in love with a prison guard…

Hotshot
Secret Service Agent, Sarita Cerez is thrown into a medium security prison—for
work.
Her job is to protect the daughter
of the president of South Korea. She never envisioned making friends with
illegal immigrants or falling head over heels for one of the guards. Now the
clandestine activity, which is integral to protecting her charge, may destroy
her only chance at love.


He's never fraternized with the inmates—until he met her…

Matthew Carter always plays by the
rules, which includes maintaining a strictly professional relationship with the
inmates in his charge. But when Sarita saunters onto the unit, all bets are
off. Her status as a deportee with a permanent ticket to Columbia means they
can never be together, but try as he might, this doesn’t stop him from risking
his career for her.

He's a man who values honesty above
all else, and she lies for a living. Can two people from such different worlds
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1.13.2015

Tuesday Jams #110

 
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!


Yes, I'm late...sorry! Well, I was going to share a K-pop video...but it seems they had the embedding disabled...boo!!!!! ah, well...if you would still like to view it, go HERE. I'm digging their cool dance moves. I guess they want more hits on their YouTube channel...I'm cool with that. Dang, I really didn't have anything else planned to show. Since Ana has decided to give a party tune, how about this one...


Alrighty, the only reason I'm posting this one, is because I'm drinking tonight! bwahaha. And then I'll add a photo of my drink here ;) CHEERS! & Enjoy!

P.S. I LURVE THIS SONG! Who wanna get tore up!? (I do, I do) lol. this song is addicting. My party jam for sure ;)


What I'm currently sipping on ♥ Got this one off of Pinterest, it's called Winter White Cocktail. Link HERE. Make yours and let me know if you like it :) I changed mine up a bit because I didn't have chocolate liquor



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