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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. […]

Companion Novels: When Does it Make Sense to Write One

Companion novels are growing in popularity and sales. If you don’t know what a companion novel is, here is the definition offered on Bibliocommons.com: also called parallel novels or literary spinoffs, these are retellings which take place in the same world as another popular work, often from the perspective of a minor character. I became […]

Weekend with a book: Outlawed

Anna Todd is a journalist and author of three published novels. She graduated from Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2009. Outlawed is a western about a barren woman who is forced into a life of crime do to her husband’s family and their superstitious beliefs. This story deals with the old school of thought about barren […]

My Year In Books

I set a yearly challenge to read twenty books in 2020. That was a true challenge if you look back at my progress in March. I tend to be a slow and inconsistent reader. I don’t speed read. I have never enjoyed reading books that way; most times I didn’t remember what I had read. […]

Author’s Arc- Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole is a versatile novelist who writes historical, science, contemporary, and romance fiction. In September of this year, she released When No One is Watching.  It is described as Rear Window meets Get Out in 2020. The protagonist, Sydney Green is a no nonsense Black woman, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has […]

Nia Long turns 50

The beautiful Nia Long made her film debut back in 1991 as Brandi in John Singleton’s, Boyz N The Hood. Since then, she has been a force in Hollywood. Although she is loved for her predominantly Black cast romcoms like Love Jones and The Best Man, she has an impressive resume of crossover films and […]

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