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A Review (finally): Acrimony

I finally watched the movie Acrimony...

I want everyone who said that Taraji had no reason to mad/snap to tell me why you feel that way?

Because listen...

That man cheated on her, used her money until she had not a dime left, had her carry the financial weight of their whole marriage for over twenty damn years. She begged and pleaded with this man to get a job and help her. Begged and pleaded...

This woman was tired. And YET, she worked and worked and worked in order for him to sit home and work on his craft.

Finally, after draining the damn life out of her, he gets on. His invention gets picked up, after she leaves him.

After she says enough is enough is when his ship comes sailing in. He then gets with another woman who knew someone who knew someone... She pulled some strings to get him put on.

THE SAME DAMN WOMAN HE CHEATED ON HER WITH ALL THOSE YEARS AGO!

He gives Taraji ten-million-dollars and buys her mama house back that she lost because of him.

All of this after over twenty-damn…

A Review: Love, Trust & Pleasure (A BOK novel) by Kai Leakes

Black on black on black! Black love is in abundance in Kai Leakes newest release, Love, Trust & Pleasure. This is the first book in her Brothers of Kemet (BOK) series. Let me just go ahead and let you guys know that the further along this series gets, the more you’re going to love the men you meet. I have my fave, but let me get into this review.
Kai Leakes gave us everything romance in this book. Kwame is tall, dark and handsome in every sense of the word. We learn early on that he is still grieving the loss of his wife. Throughout the novel, Kai Leakes does a great job of showing this without making it the focal point of why Kwame is who he is. He’s a business man who is about the business of making sure any woman on his list gets all the pleasure she can handle and then some.
Meanwhile, Karma is on the other side of town dealing with a whole mess of a man. I refuse to even mention that clown’s name. If ever there was a definition of a f*ck boy, Karma’s man was it. He takes t…

IT’S ME OR THE BAG BY ANGELIA VERNON MENCHAN

IT’S ME OR THE BAG BY ANGELIA VERNON MENCHAN Kena has been patient with Raphael and his side business. A year earlier she gave him an ultimatum, her or the bag. 366 days later she was gone, leaving no clues behind.

Will Raphael be able to come correct for the woman he loves or will he decide the bag is more important?

Take this new urban journey and discover the choices. AVAILABLE ONAMAZON ADD ON GOODREADS THE PLAYLIST Pressure - Khalil
Too Far - Khalil
Distance - Khalil
Deserves It - Khalil
Realized - Khalil EXCERPT Raphael stared down at the bags filling the vestibule. There were four large suitcases and a designer duffel bag he’d purchased for Kena last year. He didn’t even know the designer but knew she would have it because it cost a grip to purchase. He wanted her to have everything and more. She ain’t leaving me and taking my shit, was his first thought, but as he walked through the huge house, he realized she wasn’t there, and the smaller nondescript suitcases were gone with her.…

New Release: It's Me or the Bag!

“Raph, we both have degrees. You promised you would stop the... the street business as soon as you graduated. Now you have a master’s in international finance and all kinds of offers but you’re still about the bag.”
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ENTER: http://bit.ly/2msY1cw It’s Me or the Bag by Angelia Vernon Menchan 
Kena has been patient with Raphael and his side business. A year earlier she gave him an ultimatum, her or the bag. 366 days later she was gone, leaving no clues behind. 

Will Raphael be able to come correct for the woman he loves or will he decide the bag is more important?

Take this new urban journey and discover the choices.
#ItsMeOrTheBag #AngeliaVernonMenchan #JustLove #HonMagPR

Dear Writer...

Dear Writer,

I know today may not be a good day for you. You've written book after book and still can't manage to find your footing. You watch as other writers put out novels and it's an instant hit. You watch as they get hundreds of reviews and at least fifty of them in a matter of hours. You start to question if you're really meant to write. You know you can tell a good story, but are you a good writer? You get depressed. Your muse runs away. You start to feel as if maybe...just maybe, you should leave the novel writing to those whom the readers flock to no matter what they write. You've become disillusioned, quite possibly discouraged.

It's days, weeks, and months--sometimes, years-- later now, and you still can't get your juice back. You've written your heart out and it seems no one is reading your work. It's easy for other writers to say "keep writing" and  "don't give up" when they're, not only, popular but very su…

Adam & Eve: A Tale of Obsession Pre-order available!

I'm excited to announce pre-orders are available for Shantel Davis' debut novel, Adam & Eve! It's not my typical read, but this book is anything but typical. Adam has managed to make me hate an antagonist in a way I never have before. I want to keep talking about it, but I fear I may give a bit of spoilers and I don't want to do that. With that being said, here is the synopsis and release date for Adam & Eve: A Tale of Obsession:

My want for her—from the very beginning—had always been wicked, immoral, and frightening. The intensity of it scared even me, and nothing ever scared me. She made me feel for the first time in my life. For a man like me, that was terrifying, but it was also fucking exhilarating. Soon, my want turned into need, and then obsession. From there, it developed into full-blown addiction. She became all that I thought of. 

If I was a better, less selfish man, I would have forced myself to stay away from her. We were from two different worlds; on…

💋Love, Trust, & Pleasure: Brothers of Kemet Series: Synopsis and PRe-order info!

I'm very excited Kai Leakes is finally releasing the first book to this series. Ladies, listen to me when I tell you these men are about to BLOW your mind...and a few other things. I don't want to spoil anything, but I do have my favorite BOK male, and I am on pins and needles awaiting his release. Until then, Kwame is here! Well... he's coming...pun so intended. Check out the synopsis for Love, Trust, & Pleasure: Brothers of Kemet Series, book 1, down below:

In the magnetic world of Atlanta, there is a secret shared between women who want to forgo love and their everyday reality. Pleasure, sex, and sensual associations guide these women to a special enigmatic foundation of men known to tailor to their wildest desires: The Brothers of Kemet.
At the head of B.O.K is president, Kwame Hughes, one of Atlanta’s sexiest men and a wealthy bachelor who happens to not trust in love, since the tragic loss of his wife. His needs are masked in the desire to make sure every woman he …

WOMANISH: AN ANTHOLOGY

WOMANISH: AN ANTHOLOGY Womanish, the Ish Women Survive... Womanish: An Anthology is a no holds barred look at the things women endure and survive. This collection is an honest and revealing look at the ‘ish’ Black Women come through... marriage, family, abuse, sexual trauma and LOVE, ultimately. There are seven disparate voices, sharing and revealing to heal, themselves and others. Angelia Vernon Menchan, Jevia’l Allen, Laduann, Nadine Singleton, Shawn’e Jackson, Shawntey Alfreda and Tiffany Towns. AVAILABLE ONAMAZON EXCERPTOn Being Married
by Angelia Vernon Menchan
For years I have been asked to write about marriage. I guess in large part because I have been married more forty years and I love my husband and my marriage. I am also prone to sharing snippets on social media about marriage. However, I did not become truly convinced I had anything to say  until I sat in a room with several women who bared their hearts to me and listened as I shared mine and that made me realize my marriag…

CINNAMON BLACK’S OTHER DAUGHTER? BY ANGELIA VERNON MENCHAN

CINNAMON BLACK’S OTHER DAUGHTER? BY ANGELIA VERNON MENCHAN Cinnamon faced the wall with her eyes closed. She felt rather than saw Leigh walk into the room. The scent of Estée Lauder Youth Dew perfume filled the air. 

“How is she?” Leigh whispered, asking Velma, her oldest sister. Cinnamon had been with Velma six months since Leigh picked her up in Haiti and Jesse was arrested. She attended school and hadn’t phoned or reached out to Leigh. Velma shrugged, not wanting to speak. She suspected Cinnamon wasn’t sleeping. Velma beckoned for Leigh to follow her from the room. Cinnamon heard the door closing softly as a tear slid down her cheek. She felt completely empty inside and didn’t want to return to Center City, but she knew Leigh would insist and though at almost twenty, she was technically grown, she would go home. It was time to, there was no longer a reason to stay away. As a Dubois woman, she had to suck it up, square her shoulders and face the world. 

Ten days later, Cinnamon and L…

Snippet: Everyone Knows It But Me (unedited)

The sun was shining but it was cool for a spring day in May. Trees danced around in the wind. People were out on the island. It didn’t matter to them that they had to wear sweaters or light jackets. The smell of the ocean was tranquil. Even though I would have to drive an hour and some change to get to Hilton Head where the corporate meetings would be held, I still chose to stay on Tybee Island. I knew people would start looking for me and my job would tell my husband where I was which was why I took a detour to the island. Tybee Island, also known as Savannah Beach, was a tourist attraction that also offered oceanfront property rentals, another reason I chose to stay there.
The smell of barbecue and different foods were in the air. Music was saturating the atmosphere, and children were playing. The Black Heritage festivities for the weekend were already in play as I pulled onto 1st Street. I was anxious and excited to get into the house I had rented so I could relax before I had to…

Coming soon: Tell Me No More

“He’s getting married!”
“What?”
“Jamie… he’s getting married,” I repeated frantically.
There was a wild look of panic in my eyes, I was sure. My whole world seemed to be crashing down around me. Nothing prepared me for the news that the man I still loved was about to walk down the aisle and make another woman his wife. Kay had to catch me in her arms before my legs gave out on me. For four years I’d been trying to come to grips with the fact that I’d let a good man get away.
Jamie and I had been together for almost two years before I’d cheated on him with my son’s father’s best friend. I’d met Jamie while I was head over heels in love with Aric. Even after finding out Aric was married, I held on to hope that he and I could be together. That was until his wife, Stephanie, tried to kill me and my son while I was pregnant with him. Even then, it took a while for me to see that Aric and I just weren’t meant to be together.
I finally saw that Jamie was the man I needed. Everything was g…

Sugar Ain't So Sweet: A Review

This was a likable read. It tells the story of Shannan, who has been a devoted wife and mother, but apparently her husband and children didn't get the memo. Between doing her "wifely duties" and being an incredible mother, Shannan finds that she is also a darn maid, cook, dry cleaner, and everything else to her in-laws. That is until she gets fed up and says enough is enough. She's way better than I am because I'd have told those jokers to get the heck on a long time ago.

Why is that sometimes women have to take drastic measures in order for a man to "get it"? I fear that if Shannan hadn't done what she did, she would have indeed died.

The author did a good job pulling us in from the first page, but during the middle it got a little repetitive. However, for this to be a short story, we got a full story with no cliffhangers. I give this book four-pages (think four-stars). Nikki-Michelle recommends this book.

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Dirty Diana: A Review

Wow! What a great short story. "Dirty" Diana was a bad arse MMA fighter, but after a disappointing last fight, she thought things couldn't get any worse. That was until a call from her aunt turned her world upside down. Diana never thought she would set foot back into her small hometown, however, the fates had other plans. While home, Diana confronts all the demons she thought she'd left behind. Dirty Diana may not have gotten closure the way she expected, but life doesn't always work that way. Life had always thrown Diana curveballs and this time was no different. For the record, Dwight deserved every bit of "that."

Ms. Mason did a wonderful job of giving us a short story with an intriguing beginning, a climatic middle, and a complete ending. I give this book five-pages (think five-stars). Nikki-Michelle recommends this book!

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