#CoverReveal: Chasing Day Series by Twyla Turner (#ContemporaryRomance)

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Hey Girl Hey!

Today, yes today! We have a cover reveal by Ms. Turner. You have seen us review and spotlight some of her previous works but this woman is keeping it a trucking. She has a new two-series coming out soon and, and she will be releasing it as a Box Set! so, yeah enough of me talking. Please welcome Ms. Twyla back to Brazen Babe Reviews.

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#MovieReview: Beasts Of No Nation

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Length: 2 hrs, 17 mins
Starring: Abraham Attah | Edris Elba | Emmanuel Affadzi | Ricky Adelayitor

About: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

My Review

This is going to be a simple review although this is not a simple movie. When I heard about Beasts of No Nation, I was excited about it because Idris Elba was going to play a character in the movie and I have to take that back (but not so much because ya’ll know I love me some of that man!)...I take it back because I had no idea the movie would have such an impact on me and really the character Mr. Elba plays has little to do with this move. I mean he does as his character affects the young boys and men around him, their actions. But its not about him or his character, this movie is about Agu, a child soldier. This movie is about all of the child soldiers like Agu we hear about but know nothing of at all.

I don’t want to give spoilers for the folks that have not watched this film as of yet. But I will tell you that this is a heavy, deep and oh so very emotional drama. It follows Agu as he loses his family in war and becomes one of the many soldiers under “Commandant” played by Mr. Elba. You watch in muted horror and dismay the reality these young boys and men have to face as they are given no choices. It was either become a soldier or die. The violence is unspeakable and heartbreaking. You watch as they become desensitized to death and the very world around them.

The boys are taking advantage of by many and mainly by the men who they come to look up to as father figures. I can never fathom what goes on in wars that young children have to deal with on a daily basis, my children will never know it either. But after watching Beasts of No Nation, I pray to God that we will never have to face it. Because any child or adult that lives through THAT and comes away from it with their mind, body and very soul intact is nothing short of amazing. I can remember always telling my son “You think you have it hard, take a look at some of these children around the world faced with nothing”. Shit, I’m making him watch the movie this weekend. You upset because you couldn’t get the latest whatever. Look at what these boys have to face just to eat!

The acting is superb and Mr. Elba is the only “known” star you will see in Beasts of No Nation. But again, this movie is not about him. The young man that played Agu, give him the Oscar this year...he deserves it. The scenery is telling, you are there for everything. You feel the terror of the victims, the menace of the perpetrators, the despair of everyone.

I’ve seen some reviews where folks are complaining about why wasn’t a country in Africa named, why this and why that? I just shake my head. Because I don’t think this director wanted that. I think he wanted anonymity in certain things AGAIN because, I believe he wanted you to focus on these young boys. Their situations, what they have to deal with when given no other options, when they lose so much and gain so very little.

I was an emotional mess while watching this. You see most movies like this and you think “oh lawd, they gonna Hollywood it up”. I can’t say they did that here, there is no glamorization of anything at all. It’s all ugly and after watching, you sitting there thinking...just “damn”. To see this from a child's perspective is...I don't even have the words, I just don't. But I will tell you this, after watching Beasts of No Nation, it will be a movie you'll never forget. It will stay with you.

This movie is about War and it's effects on the people surrounded by it both Adults and Children. This movie is about Agu, a child soldier and his experiences while at war. It’s worth seeing.


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#BookReview: Dutch (The Keeper Series #1) by Madhuri Blaylock

Monday, October 19, 2015

Source: Provided by Author 
Format: Mobi
Series: The Keeper #1
Heat Level: Strong Sexual Content
Genre: Dark Paramormal Romance
Available: TBD (Definitly in October)
GoodReads (Blub/Shelf It)

My Review

Hey Girl Hey! It’s been a minute right? But that long tedious story is for another day but it is good to post again. To get my thoughts down about a book that I enjoyed, really enjoyed.

So what book am I talking about today? Dutch, yes Dutch. Dutch is a paranormal, dark, freaky and sexy story. Let me just say right off the back that I love when I can dip into a paranormal story and just fall into the world. Because sometimes I feel like most stories are just the same ol regurgitated mess right? It’s very rare when reading these type stories that your are moved...most the time you are rolling your eyes (or at least I am…) and thinking “I’ve read this before”. But Dutch? shit and nizt!

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A Dose of Passion by Sharon C. Cooper: #BookSpotlight

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A Dose of Passion 

by Sharon C. Cooper
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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Harlequin Kimani Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Length: 224 Pages

Book Deets
A prescription for sweet satisfaction…

Pediatrician Macy Carter has been so busy expanding her practice she’s had no time to build the family she craves. Her late, much-loved surrogate father apparently had some matchmaking in mind when he arranged for a sexy architect to take over his home and company. Too bad Derek is a single dad who’s been there, done that, and intends to remain unattached. Their priorities are totally out of sync. Their chemistry? Unbelievably potent.

Thanks to his former mentor, Derek Logan just inherited an architectural business, a house and the gorgeous client next door. He’s keeping away from forever relationships, but this doctor’s sensual touch is addictive. Helping Macy build her dream medical complex awakens Derek to how much more he now wants out of life. But has he hesitated too long to prove he’s ready for and deserving of her love?

Derek stepped out of the shadows just as she crossed the invisible property line, giving him a better view. Desire traveled through his body as she moved closer and he got a better look at her appearance. Her hair, curled at the ends, covered part of her face as she monitored each step she took. Normally, she sported a ponytail, but he loved seeing her hair hanging loose around her shoulders. The sheer blouse covered a camisole, and that damn skirt that had him salivating earlier was shorter than he’d originally thought.

His traitorous body reacted immediately when his gaze finally landed on her toned thighs and killer legs.

“What the hell were you doing with that guy?” The words flew out of his mouth before he could stop them.

Macy stopped short. “Excuse me?”

“You heard me.”

She gripped her clutch purse tighter. “Are you drunk?” She studied him with concern.

“No. I’m not drunk.” He rubbed a hand across his forehead and released a noisy breath. He stood only inches away, his hands itching to touch her. “How are you just going to go on a date? What about us?”

“What?” She narrowed her eyes and stared at him as if he had lost his mind. “There is no us. Besides, the last time I checked, I was a grown woman who could go out with whomever I want.” She huffed, pushing hair away from her face. “You know what? Coming over here was a bad idea. I’m going home." She turned to leave.

“Don’t.” He reached for her hand and she stopped. He knew he wasn’t thinking straight, but at the moment he didn’t care. He was tired of denying his feelings for her, and it was time he did something about them.

Copyright © 2015 by Sharon C. Cooper

About Sharon C. Cooper

Sharon Cooper - Author Picture

Award-winning and bestselling author, Sharon C. Cooper, spent 10 years as a sheet metal worker. And while enjoying that unique line of work, she attended college in the evening and obtained her B.A. from Concordia University in Business Management with an emphasis in Communication. Sharon is a romance-a-holic - loving anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies or real life. She writes contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When Sharon is not writing or working, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband, doing volunteer work or reading a good book (a romance of course). To read more about Sharon and her novels, visit www.sharoncooper.net

Sharon is giving away a $5 Amazon e-gift card AND an autographed copy of Sin City Temptation (Harlequin Kimani) to one lucky winner. NOTE: For U.S. entrants only

Sin City Temptation (Kimani Hotties)

Former police officer Trinity Layton will do anything to keep her personal security business afloat—even babysit professional poker player Gunner Brooks. Bizarre incidents have been plaguing the poker tour, and Trinity has been hired to keep Gunner safe. But when the gorgeous playboy convinces her to pose as his girlfriend, she might be the one who needs protecting, as their passionate charade quickly becomes all too real.

A gambler in the game of life, Gunner has made his fortune playing for the greatest prizes. The last thing he needs during this tournament is a bodyguard hanging around, especially one as alluring as Trinity. And being together 24/7 just tripled their odds of falling for one another. Now, as Gunner prepares for the championship of his career, he's playing for the highest stakes of all: Trinity's heart.

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