‘..a white man, Anders, who one morning wakes up to find himself changed to a darker skin color and a different, unfamiliar appearance. Soon, more people begin to experience the same changes, and society finds itself divided and puzzled with questions about race, privilege, loss, love, belonging.
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The Weight of Blood #BookReview
Maddie, has been passing as white her whole life per the strict abuse from her father, and we meet her as she’s having a really bad hair day at school. As white as she may look, apparently nothing can hide her wet afro.
Bliss Montage #BookReview
From a woman who lives in a house with all of her ex-boyfriends, to a toxic friendship built around a drug that makes you invisible, to an ancient ritual that might heal you of anything if you bury yourself alive, these and other scenarios reveal that the outlandish and the everyday are shockingly, deceptively, heartbreakingly similar.
Save Me From Dangerous Men #BookReview
Nikki Griffin isn’t your typical private investigator. In her office above her bookstore’s shelves and stacks, where she luxuriates in books and the comfort they provide, she also tracks certain men. Dangerous men.
Winnie needed an accomplice in her counterfeit handbag scheme. Ava, an uptight, California tax attorney turned new mom to a super colicky 3 year old, with a doctor husband, is not with it…at first.
The Other Woman #BookReview
“wifey thinks they’re managing it well. She loves her husband and does everything she can to boost him up. This includes allowing him to think he’s sexually satisfying her, even when he is not.”
Woman, Eating #BookReview
“A young, single, attractive vampire in the city, with none of the typical fears of daylight or garlic, can survive on pigs blood, lays around in a dark apartment pining for another woman’s man..”
The Nothing Man #BookReview
At the age of twelve, Eve Black was the only member of her family to survive an encounter with serial attacker the Nothing Man. Now an adult, she is obsessed with identifying the man who destroyed her life.
That Dangerous Energy #BookReview
“..sexy, page-turning storytelling in a novel of climate change in which the personal and the political collide for one woman torn between her own survival and the survival of the planet.”
These Ghosts Are Family #BookReview
Stanford Solomon has a shocking, thirty-year-old secret. And it’s about to change the lives of everyone around him. Stanford Solomon is actually Abel Paisley, a man who faked his own death and stole the identity of his
Yes, Daddy #BookReview
follows an ambitious young man who is lured by an older, successful playwright into a dizzying world of wealth and an idyllic Hamptons home where things take a nightmarish turn.
Author: Christina C. Jones, If You Can series #BookReview
Catch Me If You Can, Book #1, pub 2014, 229 pages Release Me If You Can, Book #2, pub 2015, … More
A Touch Of Darkness (Hades and Persephone #1) #BookReview
I hate this was my first Hades and Persephone retelling…because, this was NOT a Hades and Persephone retelling. I mean those two were Gods – flawed, but still.
Within These Wicked Walls #BookReview
Andromeda is a debtera—an exorcist hired to cleanse households of the Evil Eye. When a handsome young heir named Magnus Rochester reaches out to hire her, Andromeda quickly realizes this is a job like no other, with horrifying manifestations at every turn..
Fable and Namesake_ Book Reviews
We meet our tortured Fable as she is attempting to work her way off a piece of shit island filled with thieves, that her dad abandoned her on, the day after she saw her mother drown.
For the Wolf & For the Throne #BookReview
At first I thought this one would be based on Little Red Riding Hood but, in the end, it gave me more Beauty and the Beast. Except, maybe Little Red isn’t that good and the wolf isn’t that bad!
Low Pressure #BookReview
Bellamy was only 12 years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day. Bellamy’s fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene as well as her memory of one vital fact that still eludes her…
The Imortalists #BookReview
…probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds
Fake Accounts #BookReview
Narrated with seductive confidence and subversive wit, Fake Accounts challenges the way current conversations about the self and community, delusions and gaslighting, and fiction and reality play out in the internet age.
56 Days #BookReview
When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests that Ciara move in with him. She sees a unique opportunity for a new relationship to flourish without the pressure of scrutiny of family and friends. He sees it as an opportunity to hide who – and what – he really is.
Nine Lives #BookReview
First, a well-liked old man is drowned on a beach in the small town of Kennewick, Maine. Then, a father is shot in the back while running through his quiet neighborhood in suburban Massachusetts. A frightening pattern is emerging, but what do these nine people have in common?
Predator One #BookReview
the bad guys have discovered how to hack our on-board autonomous computer systems and take control of them. This means, drones, cars, airplanes, nuclear war heads, are all exposed to hacking and control by the bad guys. And they are using it to target, first the DMS, because they hate them and, secondly, the world…pretty much for the same reason.
Good Girl, Bad Girl #BookReviews
A girl is discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Half-starved and filthy, she won’t tell anyone her name, or her age, or where she came from. Maybe she is twelve, maybe fifteen. She doesn’t appear in any missing persons file, and her DNA can’t be matched to an identity.
Billy Summers #BookReview
Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit…what could go wrong?
Remote Control #BookReview
“She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.”
The Right Swipe #BookReview
Rhiannon Hunter, is a dating app creator, credited with revolutionizing the digital dating world for what sounds like a cross of Match and Backpage. She’s straightforward about her desire for well orchestrated, occasional hook ups with sexy men.
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Wives #BookReview
Nikki, a law school drop out and overall black sheep of the family, in need of money, decides to take a job as a creative writing teacher in her local Punjabi Community Center.
The Midnight Library #BookReview
Nora, a young woman dogged by depression and overall unhappiness is attempting suicide, but after life, and before death, she finds herself in a library…the books represent all the lives she could have led if for different choices and circumstances.
The Sentence is Death #BookReview
He’s caught the case of a local, very successful divorce attorney, killed in his home seemingly with a very expensive bottle of wine, even though said attorney, doesn’t drink.
Game Changer #BookReview
Ash is playing in a game when a particularly hard hit sends him spiraling into a parallel universe where he discovers things can get very different.
The story is told from the perspective of a young boy, Jamie and guess what? He can see dead people.
“..the ability to travel back into time is valuable and the technology gets into the hands of the wrong folks and the chase is on. “
Life After Death (The Coldest Winter Ever #2) #BookReview
The fantasy ‘hell’ she creates for Winter seems to revolve around the seven deadly sins: wrath, pride, sloth, greed, lust, envy, and gluttony. Winter has to navigate situations involving these sins until she is forced to either ask for redemption or reject it completely and stay in ‘hell’.
November 9 #BookReview
Ben is a writer and considers Fallon his muse. They both want the other to live their best life and somehow believe that requires them to stay OUT of one another’s life. So they block one another on all social media accounts and do not exchange numbers and addresses, so they only way they can connect is via the restaurant they met in, on November 9th the following year.
The Kind Worth Killing #BookReview
Ted and Lily plot to kill Teds cheating wife while flying from London to America. Ted doesn’t realize he couldn’t have chosen a better mentor for murder and eventually someone dies.
Someone Knows #BookReview
We’re the only ones left, we should get together and talk about what we did!” “Sure, I’ll meet you in the most remote location you can find to talk!” You get my drift?
Machines Like Me #BookReview
Charlie purchases Adam, a top of the line robot, with money from an inheritance. His plan becomes to offer him up to Miranda, a tenant in his building that he’s recently realized he cares for, as a shared project. Maybe, if they program Adam’s personality together,
Blacktop Wasteland #BookReview
The larger story is about Bug reconciling with his past memories of his father and his childhood. Bugs daddy was a son’a bitch country, outlaw driver, that left Bug as a child to pay the price for something he did, and his momma never forgave either of them. If Bug doesn’t figure his shit out, he’s bound to repeat the same mistakes with his own wife and child.
Sea Wife #BookReview
Clearly, husband is having a mid-life crisis either bought on or aggravated by, his wife’s depression, his lackluster career and personal relationships, and changes to his comfortable political-socioeconomic landscape. Whyte rage, stage 1. 😒 Except our good ol’boy feels the vibes and decides to disrupt the status quo.
The Guest List #BookReview
The story revolves around D-list actor groom and his bride to be, who is seemingly over the moon excited to meet her life’s goal of landing the town ‘catch’. 🙄 They’ve decided to be married on a remote Irish island…
The Inn #BookReview
While helping a friend, Robinson discovers a new drug being pushed in his adopted town and decides to confront the drug dealers and run them out of town. 🤔 Is that what y’all do in Boston? 🙄
The Death of Vivek Oji #BookReview
The story is beautifully written and creates a type of intimacy that surprised me. There is something interesting about watching people reconcile a hard truth in real time.
Passing Through Paradise #BookReview
Sandra and Victor are married living in his hometown where he is a well liked politician and coddled son of rich parents. One night, after a party, Victor dies in a car accident while Sandra is driving.
Confessions on the 7:45 #BookReview
Suddenly the babysitter disappears and the police strongly suspect her or her husband may have played a role. As Selenas life continues to unravel, she discovers she may be stronger than she thinks.
One To Watch #BookReview
Bea, after a heated blog rant on the need for diversity in reality television, gets herself picked to star in a TV dating show, a’la The Bachelor(ette).
The story follows aging actress Meredith White. She has the world in the palm of her hand when her Director husband decides to leave her for a young, up and coming actress.
Mean Streak #BookReview
A lot of twists and turns with this one as Brown leans heavily on thrills and goes a little light in the romance area. I wasn’t disappointed whatsoever.
Lock Every Door #BookReview
I really believed Jules desperation and why she took such an obvious risk. The characters are complex- and what they are doing is wrong but, if you had the money- what would you do?
If It Bleeds #BookReview
The book is a collection of longish, short stories with very little in common besides the overwhelming creepiness of each.
The Summer House #BookReview
I enjoyed the fast-pace of the story. The trick of allowing us to get to know, and even like, the victims before the murders? Coldblooded Patterson! But, the technique worked. I was hooked, and no matter the obstacle thrown in Cooks way, (and there were many!)