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Legal Thrillers By Black Authors

This is a solid debut in the thriller genre, which could use some new and cultured voices.We follow Ellice Littlejohn, who is a mature-aged, token, Black lawyer at her company: she was hired to combat racial discrimination and lawsuits. While she is managing her “little secrets” she discovers her boss lying dead in his office […]

In My Opinion: Influencers Like Tasha K Are A Business And Should Act As Such

A Youtuber, Unwine with Tasha K, is being sued by rapper Cardi B, for her perpetual vlog content, stating that the rapper contracted Herpes, HPV, and uses cocaine. The rapper claims that these rumors are false, and defamed her reputation. She even admitted–in court–that she considered suicide because of the damage done by these statements. […]

Horror Recs for Halloween

This is the time of year when horror book and movie releases vamp up. I am not a huge fan of reading this subgenre but I do from time to time. I’m more a fan of the movies, especially parodies of the genre. I loved Scream and other movies that poke fun at the ridiculousness […]

Verse Fiction: Call Me Athena

This YA Historical verse fiction was a surprise hit for me. It is beautifully lyrical and deserves an orchestral symphony–on page.I first listened to this book as an arc from Netgalley. If you liked Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, I think you’ll enjoy this one. I would go a step further and say […]

The Rules of Arrangement flips the HEA in Romance

Thank you to NetGalley and Alcove Press for providing an eARC. This is Anisha Bhatia’s debut novel. She is an Indian woman living in American. Her first novel has traditional Indian beliefs about women living in a patriarchal society. But it is not your typical hopeless or predictable story about a young woman whose only […]

Jeanette Escudero’s The Apology Project is a fresh Update to Romcom Genre

Author Jeanette Escudero is new to women’s fiction readers. She has written romance novels under the pen name Sidney Halston. Her women’s fiction debut is nothing short of a stellar introduction into her style of storytelling.  She writes funny, smart, career-oriented women who are relatable. They are not the virgin heroines that every man wants. They are […]

SATC Reboot and Female Protagonist in the 21st Century

As a fan of the old Sex and The City show I couldn’t not discuss the new reboot. There has been talk for years about bringing the show back. In a recent Marie Claire article, they discussed the reboot, And Just Like That that is set to release on HBO. The major difference in the reboot is […]

Reviews: who are they for and who should respond to them.

Throughout the month of April, there has been discourse about reviews and who they are for. I wanted to voice my opinion in an attempt to clarify what I think the consensus is. When I first discovered Goodreads [before Amazon owned it] I would go to this site to find out what readers opinions were. […]

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