Talking Books (Halloween Edition) | Boos and Booze Series

Friday, October 30, 2020

Hey Babes and Happy Friday!  One more day until Halloween! 

Are you still excited like ol girl jamming above? lols. Let's get to these books....


The Wrong Wicker by Ashley Nicole: Say you’re living in what you think is now a haunted house...because your Aunt whom you didn’t particularly get along with told she was going to haunt your ass once she was dead. This is what is going on with Evie, she’s new in town and living in the house her Aunt used to live in. Evie isn’t sleeping well because of the groans and creaks that’s going on recently in her home, then her other Aunt has the nerve to set her up on a blind date. So to get out of the house and maybe relax a little bit, Evie sets out to the town's adult Halloween party. There she meets a man whom she wasn’t set up with but instantly wanted to get to know better because he was fine! Lols. He also happens to be her blind date's cousin. Kaseem ends up saving her from his disgustedly bad breath cousin Elvin but can he save her from her ghost aunt? 

Ah, this was a good one. I enjoyed the blend of humor and spookiness along with a bit of sexy times between Evie and Kaseem. Ashley Nicole did a great job here. Evie has more problems on her hands beside a dead aunt but a crazy stalking ex as well. And that ending? Whoa! Did not see that coming...

Maybe her aunt isn’t quite as dead as they thought she was….


The Stroke of Midnight by Diana W: Imani is still grieving the loss of her husband. Moving to a new town, Sapphire Springs from Louisiana is supposed to be a start to something new. But she still can’t let the grief go or Sheldon. Her best friend Tiffany who is visiting plans to lift her girl spirits and get her some “booty” whether she wants it or not. In comes Hakeem, Imani’s contractor…

But after a visit with Mama Jean, Imani experiences a Halloween night like she’s never had before. 

Oh, this was so good. I really loved the whole “Ghost” theme. Diana W. did a good job of blending Iman’s grief and new found romance into the story. Nothing was over or under done, it was all sweet with a little bit of nostalgia. Imani gets the closure and future she deserves. I definitely will have to check out more of this author's works. 

PS: What really is going on between Tiffany and halitosis breath Elvin...huh? LMAO. Oh, I do hope we get a story about it. 


Halloween Spice by Turtleberrry: This story didn’t do much for me. I understood that Ebony was feeling the pressures of motherhood and longed for the time when she and Max, her husband, had their alone time… like before the kids. So after much coaxing from damn near everybody in the book, she decides to go to the town's yearly Halloween party. There, she gets a surprise she sorely needs. Max shows up to remind his wife that he loves and appreciates her. He travels a lot for work.

I’m not going to sugar coat it, this story dragged and Ebony’s character didn’t help with the pacing. This woman was such a debbie downer...her sighing all throughout the book was not entertaining at all. By the time we got where her and Max had their sexy Halloween night, I didn't care much anymore. Look, trust me I understand that being a mom to a barrage of kids is stressful as hell but I felt like while reading, this lady didn’t like her kids...sure loved them but she ain’t like them, idk maybe I read too much into it…

Lastly, where was the spooky theme here? Halloween Spice was so out of place in the series. 


Eerie Obsession by T. Key: Summer is another new resident of Sapphire Springs and a recent divorcee’. She’s currently getting her jewelry business off the ground and renting from her sexy landlord Jonathan. There is an instant attraction between Summer and her landlord but is he stalking her? Because every time, she thinks of him….he’s suddenly there. 

I liked the idea of where this story was going but in my imo, the whole stalker vibe was good at the beginning but the author failed to deliver by the end of this book. The build up of the stalking story was intense but also moved too quickly as much of this story did. In truth, there was no chemistry at all between Summer and Jonathan on page and I feel like maybe they needed more time together.


Brewing Storm by D. Rose: After the death of her beloved grandmother, Seniyah Reid has decided she needs a new outlook on life, so she moves to Sapphire Springs. After getting settled, she notices there is an attraction between herself and her neighbor Blaine. Initially, she isn’t sure how to react to it because he is a dad and it seems like he and his child's mother are still together. How wrong can Seniyah be though... 
They both decide to make their move on each other at the town's annual Halloween party. Idk, Brewing Storm moved quickly for me as well and I felt like we really didn’t get a build up of a relationship between Seniyah and Blaine. I truly did not feel a connection between them at all on page. Loved the mention of Blaine being a single dad that was very involved in his young daughters life and had a great co-parenting relationship with his child’s mother but this story just didn’t work for me either. Also, this is another story in the series that didn’t give us a spooky paranormal vibe so it also felt out of place.


As a whole, I thought the series itself was cohesive being that the authors involved in this project decided to come together and write about different folks in this little town of Sapphire Springs. Also to center everyone having their "time" with each other on the night of the town's Halloween party was a great idea. You can tell that these authors got together and talked about how this series was going to go. The mentions of the character Elvin and his bad ass little nephew throughout the different books was hysterical. I do wish some of the stories kept up with the spooky Halloween vibe, but from reading...I get the idea that the authors wanted to keep the page count to a minimum with each book. I think this is why some of the stories even with epilogues felt rushed.

There were some editing issue in the books, nothing as bad but things that should have been caught before the books were released. And I didn't like the way Mama Jean's character was written in the series. To make this older lady with a gift so rude was unnecessary. Also, I felt like at times that craft of witchcraft and persons with gifts wasn't respected and taken serious. Idk, I may be reading too much into it though.

But for the most part, I enjoyed the series as a whole. The Wrong Wicker and The Stroke of Midnight were the strongest books in the series...imo. To see my rating for each book, check out my Goodreads read shelf.

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Talking Books (Halloween Edition) | A Masked Murder by Necole Ryse and Mating the Huntress by Talia Hibbert

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hey Babes, Happy Hump Day! Oh, it's only two more days until Halloween....I'm still so excited, lols. 
Anyolways, let's get to these books! Today, I'm talking two books...again. A Masked Murder by Necole and Mating the Huntress by Talia Hibbert. Leggo! 


Published: October 25, 2020
Self Published
Series: Holiday Shorts #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Black Romance
Available: Amazon 
Steam Level: 💥💥

Porsha just wanted to get through the night without it being too much more awkward between herself and Keith...the dude that ghosted her after a one night stand. Well, how more awkward can it get once a murder takes place at Keith's bosses Halloween party. A murder of someone who basically took Keith's job? Whew! 

This was a good read. Loved the banter between the characters and everyone at a Black Panther themed Halloween party AND ya'll the only Black people? And there is a murder.... LISTEN, lols. It opens the door for instant hilarity. My only issue was I felt like at the beginning of AMM, the pacing was rough waters to get through because of the lack of communication between Porsha and Keith. Why couldn't they just talk about why they were avoiding each other like the plague. Yeah, Keith was wrong as hell for how he handled their after hook up and I was seriously side-eyeing some of his reasons why. This situation just re-affirms how woman are always questioning their worth even when maybe it should have been a "hook-up" anyolway. 

But for the most part, I enjoyed A Masked Murder. The story does pick up once the murder and who done it starts. The part where the dead man's wife was chasing Keith's friend? LMAOOO. I cackled hard! At the end of it all, if you looking for a quick themed read for this week...then you might want to check this one out. 

tw/cw: mention of death of a parent, marital affair.

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Published:  October 1, 2018
Series: Monsters and Mates #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Interracial Romance
Available: BNAmazon
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Steam Level: 💥💥💥💥

Chasity just wants to kill the werewolf that keeps visiting her family's coffee shop but Luke (the werewolf in question) just wants to ask her out on a date being that she is his mate and all...

Listen, this book cracked me up so gahtdamn bad...lmao. Can you imagine trying to ask your future mate out and then finding out she a homicidal werewolf killer? lmao...neither can I but Luke sure found out and when he does...LMAO, queue more hilarity. Chasity whom has been kept out of the huntress game because a witch told her parents she would basically die on her first try is tired. She's tired of being the one who can't hunt so when she sees Luke at her job, she figures this is her chance to prove to her parents that she can do the job. BUT Luke isn't some regular ol werewolf...dude is smart as shit and...a artist...something ol girl truly was not expecting. Her face when Luke told her he's a artist had me rolling. Anyolway's all Luke wants to do is get Chasity to understand that he is hers but it's kind of hard.

The crowning moment here is when Chasity tries to actually kill him, Luke is happy as shit. I mean, this man was ecstatic, lmao. Like he rejoiced that his mate was a homicidal killer, lols. When I tell ya'll he was happy! omfg! lols. Also, why the hell was Chasity's family, a family of hunters but ain't know nothing about werewolves....really?! lmao. Like Luke had to tell Chasity the difference between were's and rabid were's. Bish....lols. 

At the end of it all, they end up becoming mated and all is good but I, the reader had a good time with this one because wtf lmao. If you like a grumpy huntress trying to kill her mate, then this may be for you. 

**Note: this books has an updated cover but I used the old one because that other one is kinda...pale lols. 

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Talking Books (Halloween Edition) | Trick n Treat by Shae Sanders

Monday, October 26, 2020


Happy Monday Babes!

I do hope you had a good weekend. So! this week leads up to Halloween...

I'm excited, are you? I got something of a costume for myself and one for the dog...
Anyolways, all this week I will be talking about books with a Halloween theme. Not sure yet, if they will all be videos... I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Let's start with the first set of books I read. Trick and Treat by Shae Sanders are a pair of erotic novella's and whew boy, all I'm going to say is read them. Check out my review/thoughts below:

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Talking Books | If the Boot Fits by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Thursday, October 22, 2020

To Be Published: October 27, 2020
Dafina Publishing
Series: Cowboys of California #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available: BN | Amazon
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This was a very good follow up read in the series as it's much better than the first book imo… Sam and Amanda were a good couple to see on page. Enjoyed the banter between them but not going to lie, I liked Amanda the most; her quick wit and humor was charming. Sam was a good supportive guy (especially for a Hollywood star…) but at the end of this read, it’s Amanda for me. 

Although I liked the chemistry between our couple, I felt like the romance wasn’t as steamy as it could have been...

Also, the pacing was a little dry towards the middle of the book but still...I wanted to see where Amanda and Sam landed by this story's end. 

For the most part, I enjoyed If the Boot Fits and with a bit of pen magic, this author gets readers to a conclusion that will keep them intrigued and eventually, a HEA. We return to the Pleasant family ranch where all them Black cowboys are was good to see the return of some secondary characters. Now, all we need is that grumpy brother know who I’m talking about so give him to us ma’am. 

Side note: Amanda’s “boss” would have gotten kicked in the ass but that’s just me.

Anyolways, if you like cowboys with a little Hollywood drama on the side, then you may want to check this one out.

*Thank you to the publisher via Netgalley for the opportunity to read/review.

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Journal With Me #9

Friday, October 16, 2020

Hey Babes! Happy Friday 😁. I hope you had a good week and have a even better weekend. I didn't do much reading this past week, longer length books haven't been doing it for me as of late. I just can't get into them. My reading mojo has been whack as hell, lols. I read one novella and have a couple of more to read. I'm also going to finish P. Djeli Clark's Ring Shout, watch out for that review this upcoming week. 

Well, let me get to what this post is about huh? Below is another video on my latest journal entry. I was going for a fall esthetic and I like the finished look....somewhat, lols. I'm thinking I probably shouldn't used so much of that darker green....

Anyolway's, here we go: 


Stencil| Amazon Leaves Sticker| The Washi Tape Store Fashion Doll| RedLyrics

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Book Covers That Have Us Shaking The Table (5)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

stack of books sitting on rug

Hey Babes, 

Happy Wednesday! 

It's another post for cover lovers. As book lovers, covers are the front line. Book covers can make us laugh, sad, cry and maybe give it the side eye. But at the end of it all, the pretty ones makes us do a double take... or possibly get the grabby hands. 


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Oracle Deck Unboxing | The Yogic Path by Sahara Ros

Monday, October 12, 2020

Hey Babes! Happy Monday. 

Today is another unboxing! I saw this beauty of a deck via one of my favorite tarot reader; the Afro Tarot and had to have it (funny how I say that a lot now...lols). But! its a beauty of a deck, please stay and take a look 👀.

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Talking Books | Hopelessly Devoted by ShanicexLola

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Published: August 19, 2020
Self Published
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available: Amazon
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 Anaya and Marcellus are best friends who have always been in love with one another. Now one of them can no longer hold that love on the back burner and a friendship changes.... or does it? 

For the most part, I really enjoyed Hopelessly Devoted. I liked Anaya and Marcellus as characters even if at times I thought the chemistry between them felt a little forced. I do however, think the author did a really good job of keeping the banter and flow between them easy and light; there wasn't a whole lot of conflict so by the end of the story, you the reader believed that these friends would work as a couple. The only issue that came between them was Anaya thinking that if their romance didn't work out, it would ruin their friendship. It got old real quick when everyone around her kept telling her "she and Marcellus were not her parents".  Also, this couple doesn't do the "do" literally to the end of the book which is fine because I do feel like I got "more" of an story but the heat and sexy scenes read as fade to black moments.

Anaya was a bit of an emotional air head imo but she was funny af, her reaction to Marcellus when he told her how he felt was hysterical. Marcellus was likable as well even though at times I thought he was corny as all hell, lols. He very much loved Anaya, I do think he was too easy with her. Like yeah, she was soft but call her out on her bullshit man. 

The author touches upon other relationships outside of the romance here as well. Anaya has a issue with one of her good girlfriends which I thought she was completely selfish as well but I felt like she still had a bad case of the only child syndrome in her thirties and expected everyone to cater to her and that's not how any of this works. In short, the secondary friendships and characters were a good add on here and didn't overpower the actual story. 

At the end of it all, if you're looking for a quick and less dramatic friends to lovers read; then check out Hopelessly Devoted

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Sweater Weather and Spooky Season

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Happy October! Its spooky season, sweater weather and leaves are hitting the ground. I love it! I love this time of year, its perfect for a host of things. Lets see what they are!

Its a extremely wonderful time for all things witchy!
Decks: The Afro Goddess Tarot Arcanas & Tarot Black n Gold edition

If you're a fan of horror & scary movies...

I'm a punk and usually don't do horror but this year why not throw everything off a cliff...
The Nightmare Before Christmas will be on replay. 

Let's not forget about books!

Right about now, I only have these in mind but I'm snooping for more books...
If you know of any Halloween themed books where the stories revolve around BIPOC characters, let a girl know in the comment section. 

Lastly, what better time than now is it for coffee?! I drink both coffee and tea but its the fancy smelling roasted beans for me. 

Here's to wishing you and yours a prosperous and abundant season. Blessings!

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