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The Monsters of Templeton
Wilhemina Upton returns home to Templeton pregnant after falling for her married professor and nearly injuring his wife after a confrontation. A ventu ...more
Feb 15, 2008
Feb 29, 2008
Daughter tackles the tragic subject of a mother who experiences the loss of a child.

Though the theme of the book was relatively heavy, Ms. Bandele's
Mar 29, 2008
Mar 19, 2008
Gotham Diaries
Gotham Diaries was eloquently written. It contained some of the idiosyncratic elements of New York City's African-American elite--greed, betrayal, and ...more
Mar 07, 2008
Mar 03, 2008
A Taste Of Java
Like the sweet aromatic flavor that exudes from coffee houses and pleases the sense of smell, the people who visit A Taste of Java, will definitely st ...more
Feb 17, 2008
Mar 04, 2008
The Backside of the Story: My Personal Journey into the Black Market Butt Injection Scandal
The Backside of the Story was an awesome read. It's Kimberly Smedley's account of events that led to her trouble with Federal authorities. She fully d ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
Hood: An Urban Erotic Tale
Noire *
This book is fast paced and plot driven. After the death of his father and mental demise of his mother, a young boy, LaMont uses his street savy to pr ...more
Feb 27, 2008
Feb 29, 2008
Outlaw City
Budha, MiMi, and Tanky, are three lost souls struggling to survive in a neighborhood turned violent.

After serving a lengthy sentence in a juvenile fa
Jan 2007
Mar 22, 2008
Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It
J.D. Mason kept me turning pages while waiting to find out which character was the mother of an abandoned child. The characters and plot were well-wri ...more
Sep 2010
Oct 14, 2010
Reign Storm
Storm Peterson soon finds out the hard way that beauty is only skin deep. Blessed with attractive features and well to do parents who overcompensate h ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2008
Icy Sparks
Icy Sparks was disappointing. There were many lulls between chapters and the ending seemed as if it was placed there as a last resort in order to brin ...more
Mar 19, 2008
Mar 07, 2008
The Emperor of Ocean Park
This book was incredible. This 654 page novel took me a little over two months to complete, but it was well worth it. The mystery, suspense, character ...more
May 05, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
32 Candles
This was a very enjoyable read. Great character development and interesting storyline.
Sep 10, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
Shoe Addicts Anonymous (Shoe Addict, #1)
I enjoyed the read. The beginning was very slow, but I'm glad I gave it a chance.
Sep 02, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper is about a family fighting to keep a sick daughter alive by any means necessary. The older daughter, Kate has leukemia and the youn ...more
May 27, 2008
Jun 05, 2008
Getting to Happy
The story was okay. It did start off strong, but as I read further, I sometimes felt a bit lost with the tense changes. I also didn't believe the teen ...more
Jun 22, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
Getting Rid of Bradley
I started reading this over the holidays. It's just an okay read for me. A little predictable, but sometimes funny. Certain scenes tend to drag a bit, ...more
Feb 07, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
Black Widow
I haven't read a Nikki Turner book since her very first, A Hustler's Wife. The reason I rated this a 3 is because of credibility issues. Ms. Turner's ...more
not set
Jun 19, 2008
Lil' Sister
It was a very slow read for me and I had to force myself to finish. It just wasn't my type of read.
Nov 17, 2008
Nov 11, 2008
The Old Man and the Sea
I didn't know what to expect before turning to the first page, but there were many moral lessons to be learned as an old man continues to fish though ...more
Mar 28, 2008
Mar 29, 2008
Grown and Sexy
The novel was masterfully written. Plot and character driven with a few surprising twists. Full of substance and a true example of art imitating life. ...more
Jul 14, 2009
Jul 08, 2009
Keysha's Drama (Keysha, #1)
Keysha, who is raised in a poor and dysfunctional family suddenly finds her life changing dramatically when she goes to live with her upper-middleclas ...more
not set
Jun 05, 2008
No Girl Needs a Husband Seven Days a Week
Nina Foxx has skills. I enjoyed this contemporary story that focused on the relationships of three women. There was one instance where I felt Marie sh ...more
Oct 12, 2008
Jul 04, 2008
Blow Your Mind
This book is well-written. A friend told me the plot before I read it, therefore I cannot post an honest review. Blow Your Mind has its twists, but I' ...more
Jun 20, 2008
Jul 04, 2008
The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner was by far one of the most fascinating novels that I've read.
Oct 14, 2007
Mar 22, 2008
Knit Two
not set
Jul 02, 2010
Your Blues Ain't Like Mine
not set
Sep 05, 2014
The Ballad of Lee Cotton
not set
Dec 13, 2011
The Mis-Education of the Negro
not set
Sep 15, 2011
Casting the First Stone (Reverend Curtis Black, #1)
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Sep 05, 2014
Payback Is a Mutha (Payback #1)
not set
Sep 05, 2014
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