so i just finished reading tolling nights and first let me start by saying that i absolutely loved it! i mean, i was “turning” electronic pages with sso i just finished reading tolling nights and first let me start by saying that i absolutely loved it! i mean, i was “turning” electronic pages with such fiendish tendencies and theatrics that it would be clear to anyone watching that i was in love with the story and all of its 241 page glory. let’s just thank God that sjf doesn’t push narcotics because if her smack was as good as her writing, i’d be a total addict.
anywho, lemme start with the story’s heroine: bevin. she was jam packed with curves and coated in dark skin - which you don’t “see” often enough in ir stories, so that was an automatic love. she was also the perfect combination of strength and vulnerability. and i’m not going to lie, when many ir stories are cast with neck-shaking, tough-as-nails sistas that are apparently ex-ninjas, it was refreshing to see a different kind of woman who was totally human in the best sort of way. even better was seeing a man strong enough to love her and all of her faults.
more abut this man…*sigh* that’s right, i have found yet another hero that makes me want to change my hubby’s name. i know, i know, shame on me. but sjf broke the mold when she wrote tim. he was strong enough to: a. love himself a good black woman with some junk in her trunk, 2. protect his country at the drop of a hat, and c. be secure in his masculinity and not shy away from expressing the deepest parts of himself no matter who was around to witness said expression. plus he was a total gentleman in public but all kinds of sexy behind closed doors! *fans self* why are all the good ones either gay or fictional characters?
don’t worry folks, the story’s fun doesn't stop there. bevin had amazing parents who i wanted to adopt me by the time i was done reading. they treated tim like a son from the get-go and that was just too cool. ulrich, tim’s best friend, was another winner who you couldn’t help but love. and although bev’s friends were a little suspect, some of them i did like. like rosita and patrice, simply because they seemed more aware than the rest. (and i have to say, i loved that rosita and her family were black hispanics - something you never see).
now, ask anyone, i NEVER post reviews so the fact that i am doing so right now, speaks volumes. i really did love this book. i laughed, i cried, i got aroused - it was great! plus the writing was terrific with a perfect length, beginning, and end. so please, whoever is reading this, walk/skip/jog/run/drive/fly your way to lulu.com so you can purchase this must have for any fan of interracial romance. then get your read on and let us know what you thought! ...more
once upon a time there were two very talented authors who spun fairytales brilliant enough to make any interracial romance fan believe in happily everonce upon a time there were two very talented authors who spun fairytales brilliant enough to make any interracial romance fan believe in happily ever afters...
i just finished reading Lena Matthew's "Head Over Heels" and it was SO f-ing good! but really, do we expect anything short of perfection from miss Matthews? like with all of her other books, i found myself laughing and loving from beginning to end!
now, i heard it through the grape vine that "Head Over Heels" is actually one half of a planned re-telling of two classic princess tales. the magical pair's second half is owned by Eve Vaughn's "Mistress to the Beast" - which i gave rave reviews in my blog post entitled "be still, my heart." released last year, both e-books are available for purchase on the same publishing website. and without further ado, here is Samhain Publishing, Ltd.'s juicy description:
Sometimes you have to make your own happily ever after.
Working at the Glass Slipper is anything but a fairytale for Cyn Elder. After one especially long day, all she wants is to kick off her shoes and put her feet up, but she reluctantly lets her friends drag her out to a new club.
Movie mogul and fledgling club owner Parker Maguire is bored with the Hollywood scene and its plastic women, and the club scene isn’t proving to be much better. Until he finds a sassy woman refusing to back down from his overzealous bouncer.
Cyn is a breath of fresh air, neither impressed by celebrity status nor bowled over by his charisma and wealth. She’s honest, genuine—and arousing in more ways than he could have ever imagined. For once, Cyn puts herself before her shop and lets herself be swept off her feet by a man who pursues her with a delightful vengeance.
Her father’s evil girlfriend and her two lazy daughters, however, see Cyn’s new happiness as nothing more than a threat to their own comfortable lives. Their plot to break the two lovers up could turn Parker and Cyn’s “once upon a time” into a “happily never after.”
Unless Cyn’s Fairy Drag Queen can pull something out of her pink-chiffon sleeve…
and incase you're still on the fence, here's an added warning that i know will have your mouse clicking 'purchase': This title contains hot, dirty, workplace sex; hot, dirty, sauna sex; heck...just hot, dirty sex in general. As well as fairies of the non-magical variety, and dreams coming to life.
1 part black cinderella + 1 part white prince charming + 2 parts fierce & fab fairy godfathers = one heck of a happy ending! and the feminista in me couldn't help but notice and appreciate the fact that this cinderella was sexy, assertive, and very capable. *smiles* can anyone say ab-fab? ...more