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I post HONEST reviews; I'm also an author!

95% of the time when I do a review, I've paid for the book. I used to accept free books in exchange for "honest" reviews. However, I've found that people don't really want honest. They want what makes them feel good. So I started purchasing the books I wanted to read myself. That way, people can't feel that I'm obligated to post anything but my honest opinion. It's rare that I give anything less than three-stars. If the book falls below three-stars, I stop reading it and move on.

Reviewers sometimes get a rough deal. They have authors who come after them maliciously. They have authors who feel like a reviewer owes them something. Some authors even feel a reader/reviewer has to post a review in a certain time frame. They don't. There are no set rules when it comes to reviewing unless the reviewer gives their word that they will post one in a certain time frame. Readers/reviewers have lives. I'm sure many of them would love to just sit home with…

STOP: Don't Rape!

I don't just talk; I practice what I believe in. I stopped watching the CW when they got rid of all the Black shows. If we're not good enough for your station, you won't be getting my views. I don't boycott one person for rape and rape culture and not the others. I wanted to raise Marvin Gaye from the dead and kick his ass once I learned his history with a sixteen-year-old. I had to delete him from my playlist. I got rid of Tupac from my playlist. I don't even listen to hip hop anymore. The rape culture is too glaring. I will no longer watch Black-ish. I can't listen to Michael Jackson or Prince. I don't listen to David Bowie. I get uncomfortable riding with people when R. Kelly comes on the radio and I can't turn it off or switch the station. I did not march for Alton Sterling. I could go on and on. Some have even told me I take things to the extreme. But I stand firm in what I believe in. Racism, rape and rape culture, pedophilia, and child molestatio…

More Womanish: A Review

Whew! I am a bottle of emotions after reading More Womanish by Angelia Vernon Menchan. This book had me hooting and hollering like I was a wild woman in a club full of newly docked sailors.


In the first book, I had favorite stories. In this book, they all stood out to me in one way or another. While the first book, Womanish, was light and airy, More Womanish came in and turned me smoove, yes smoove, on my head.

We had talk about twelve inches of things that I can't mention because I'm a Christian.

Then we had a story with Heidi that I just wasn't prepared for, honey. That one scene with Louis and Heidi in his office just floored me. What? I'm a Christian and I just never heard tell of certain kinds of things.

Whew, gawd! Honestly, I loved every story in this book, but was a heated fool about Winda and Bobby, honey. HEATED! .38 hot! Alas, it shows the sign of a great author when one doesn't always give the reader what they want. All-in-all, I give this book a glowi…

Quick Movie Review: Heavens Hell

So I watched Heavens Hell as I've heard so many great things about the author of the book the movie was based on, Takerra Allen. I read her book Devout a few years ago and was pleasantly surprised at how it held my attention. I finished the book in one night. I'd rate that book four stars, but this post isn't about that book. This post is about the movie she's released titled Heavens Hell. So let's get into it, shall we?

First let me say, I did NOT read the book before watching the movie. So I went in blind, not sure what to expect. The one thing I didn't like was how uncomfortable this movie made me. Heaven, the underage star of the movie, was still in high school and yet she had the overgrown Khalil as a boyfriend. The girl was only sixteen. She had been neglected by her mother, sexually abused by the man we assumed was her father, and now there is this grown man who has claimed her as his girlfriend? Did I mention this movie made me uncomfortable?

In comes …

Bi-Sensual...

So, another book is done. Bi-Sensual took me through so many changes. I started this book not knowing who my characters were to be honest. I mean, I had an outline, but really no depth to who they were until I was well into the story. But, by God, once they did lend me their voices, the emotional roller coaster was one I didn't think I could handle.

I didn't know who the bad guy was going to be until I was near the end of the story. I mean they had already played a key part in the story line, but I didn't know it would be them to do the dirty deed until I was trying to figure it out. T his particular character asked, "why not me?" They were anxious, willing, and ready.

Samona, Elliot, and Demitri are three characters I'll never forget. Not ever. They came in and showed out. And once I was done, they stayed with me for a least a week. In my thoughts and dreams, they stayed with me to comfort me. I had to make some uncomfortable decisions in this book.

I cried…