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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Interview with Love by Lisa Y. Watson

Title: Interview with Love
Author: Lisa Y. Watson
Rating: 4
Headline: A True Romance Book
Interview with Love by Lisa Y. Watson is a true romance book. The main character Sienna, is a relatable character as a woman whose life completely revolves around her job. She rejects the idea of a romantic relationship so much she even wears her hair in a bun daily to try to draw attention away from her beauty. But, when she meets Vaughn, her thoughts on love and relationships slowly begin to change.
The book had a few interesting twists and turns especially when the reader is introduced to Sienna’s sister Sasha. The excerpt from the sequel, Interview with Danger, has me looking forward to reading it. I recommend this book to those that love a beautiful love story.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.

The Book of 24 Orgasms by Greatest Poet Alive

Title: The Book of 24 Orgasms
Author: The Greatest Poet Alive
Rating: 5
Headline: Turn Down the Heat!
The Greatest Poet Alive has outdone himself with this work of poetry. While the book may be short in pages it is full of substance. The title speaks for itself as it is collection of erotic poetry. The best part of this collection is that G.P.A. has found a way to write erotic poetry without it being pornographic. These poems will definitely arouse you and make you want to move from the couch or wherever you are reading it and move to the bedroom!
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.

Completely Whole by Paulette Harper

Title: Completely Whole
Author: Paulette Harper
Rating: 4
Headline: Excellent Book for Healing
Completely Whole by Paulette Harper is the complete package. This book is excellent for self-exploration. It covers topics such as: salvation, purpose, forgiveness, and fear among many others. This book is very well-written and easy to understand.
Each chapter has Scriptures included which makes it easier for the reader to see how to incorporate the Word into their daily life. Completely Whole helps to give clarification on what is important in life and how to shift the focus from negative to positive. I highly recommend this book to not just women but to anyone that is looking for a closer relationship with God and to lead a Christian-based life.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.

Super Rich: A Guide To Having It All by Russell Simmons

Title: Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All
Author: Russell Simmons
Rating: 4
Headline: A Guide to Spiritual Richness
Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All is not a guide on how to attain monetary richness or steps to succeed in the music and/or fashion business as one might expect from mogul Russell Simmons. Instead this book is a guide on how to find spiritual fulfillment which in turn will pour over to the other areas in a person’s life.
Even if you as the reader does not follow Simmons preferred faith, there are still plenty of “gems” in this book that can be applied to your life without compromising your own religious beliefs. It is a very encouraging book and one that challenges you to raise your level of consciousness. I recommend this book to anyone that is interested in breaking the boundaries on their life and are trying to find a new approach.

Never Been To Me by Gigi Gunn

The main character of Never Been To Me is a lady named Persi. She is having an affair with her now married high school crush, Brad. Persi was content with the “other woman” lifestyle of secret gifts and getaways. But, then Brad called it quits and said he was going to work on his marriage. Persi was devastated.
Persi then meets a man named Nick who was a college classmate of Brad’s. What follows is a story of friendship, deceit, betrayal, redemption, romance, and ultimately love. Neither the book description nor this review does the book justice. It is a quick and very enjoyable read. It is one of the best books I have read in 2011 and I highly recommend it to others.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.

Opposites Do Attract by Sherman Smith

Title: Opposites Do Attract
Author: Sherman Smith
Rating: 4
Headline: Opposite does not Always Mean Bad
Sherman Smith explores the old-age question, “Do opposites attract?” in his novel, Opposites Do Attract. Mike is dating a woman named Lisa, who is very beautiful yet very materialistic. Mike puts up with this relationship until he realizes that Lisa has been unfaithful.
Mike then meets Renee. Renee is from the “other side of the tracks’ and different from any other woman Mike has dated before. She is for lack of a better term, ghetto. And, for Renee, Mike is different than the men she has dated in her past. Her former boyfriend was a drug dealing thug who constantly disrespected her.
Opposites Do Attract was a quick, great read. The characters are very relatable and Sherman Smith writes a complete story that explores both romantic and platonic relationships. I recommend this book to those looking for reassurance that outside circumstances do not have to determine the outcome of a relationship.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.

Show Stoppah by Thomas Slater

Title: Show Stoppah
Author: Thomas Slater
Rating: 4.0
Headline: Hard to Put Down
Show Stoppah by Thomas Slater is hard to put down. In the beginning we are introduced to Kimpa and Isis who live in a homeless shelter. Both have been hurt, physically and emotionally, by the men in their lives and they are determined to bring justice to those that hurt them. Kimpa and Isis are determined to get their voices heard and stories told by any means necessary.
Show Stoppah sheds a different light on abuse and Slater does a good job at describing what a person goes through while being abused.  Because of the vivid language used, the reader is completely engrossed into hearing Kimpa and Isis’ stories. We are able to feel their pain and want them to overcome and claim victory. This book is most definitely a ‘show stoppah’ and I look forward to reading more work by Thomas Slater.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.