Category Archives: What I’m Reading

WHAT I’M READING: Beautiful Chaos By Keta Kendric

Beautiful Chaos by Keta Kendric

If you’ve read any Keta Kendric book then you know that she can spin a story. Beautiful Chaos is one of those books that you just can’t put down. You have to get to the end.

Khane and Desiree’s story is fire. The erotic scenes alone will make your jaw drop but the meat of the story is what keeps you reading. Khane is an animal, but Desiree is the one woman who brings out the human within him.

I would love to give you some spoilers but I don’t think the author would like that so let me leave you with the blurb:

Desiree:  Family. Being a member of the Evans family had never been easy. By the time I was sixteen, I’d been snatched twice, shot at, and knifed in the back. Yet, I’d turned out to be the tame one, the one that had been smart enough to stay away from my family business…until my father dragged me back in.

Animals were what the Vallin family were known to be, and my father had offered me up like a juicy steak, not only to save his own skin but also to bridge a gap between two groups set to engage in a merger that would only end in bloodshed.

Khane: ‘The Kannibal.’ That’s the name they had chosen for me. I’d been groomed to take on the role of executioner. Strike down those who stood against us, punish those who threatened us, destroy those who needed killing. I did my job well. I did it with no mercy. I did it because I loved feeding my animalistic urges.

There was one thing that quieted the animal inside, but Desiree Evans had no idea I existed. My secret obsession with her had been my only source of therapy. Her lure had the ability to quiet my beast even at a distance…until she became my brother’s fiancée. 

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WHAT I’M READING: For Keeps By Tiffany Patterson

For Keeps (Tiffany Patterson) CoverI’ve never read anything by Tiffany Patterson despite having seen her books around a lot. Finally, curiosity got the better of me and I finally decided to check out one of her books. I have never regretted sleeping on anyone this much. Ms. Patterson can write. Damn, she can write.

For Keeps is the fourth book from her series Townsend Brothers but can be read as a standalone. I personally read the other three first (because I’m just weird) and I loved all the other Townsends. You should check out the other books in the series.

To be honest, Tyler started out as kind of an asshole. I know, I know, not everyone will agree but when I see a dude licking his lips, blocking a woman’s path and openly checking out her butt on the first day they meet when they’re supposed to be teacher and student just rubbed me a little wrong. If it were real life, I would have punched him regardless of how good he looked. That being said, the author redeemed him through the rest of the book.

Tyler seemed like a laid back dude but that’s just a façade. He is sexy, dangerous and has a one-track mind when he’s going after something he wants – and this time he wants Destiny. Destiny has been burned before and isn’t really interested in something new especially with a sports star. You see where this is going, right?

Long story short; this is a rollercoaster that you want to get on.

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What I’m Reading: The Forbidden Man by Elle Wright

The Forbidden Man was written in 2015, and was Elle’s first novel – and what a first novel it was. The first thing that caught my attention was the title. The word ‘Forbidden’ just grabs you and pulls you in because it promises some illicit action and lots of passion. The book did not disappoint. Right from the start the book grips you and never lets you go until the end. It’s drama filled, has well-rounded characters and explores some interesting themes like betrayal, family and mental disorders.

The Forbidden Man CoverSydney is engaged to Den. The only problem is that Den loves to dip his stick in other pots. This isn’t the first time she’s caught him. You’d think that after getting caught and forgiven, Den would change. You’d be wrong. Den is just… I can’t even.

Lots of people would say that Sydney should have left Den the first time he strayed, but I can understand why she didn’t. She owes him; he helped her get through the most painful time of her life. To top it all off, Den has a mental disorder (I think it’s bipolar), and we all know how those disorders can screw with rationality. Personally, I felt like it might have contributed to his inability to ‘stick’ to Sydney.

Enter Morgan. Morgan had been Sydney’s rock through her problems with Den, and when she endd her engagement she runs to him. The same night – things happen. And that’s when the real drama starts. See Morgan is Den’s brother. Yes, you heard that right… he is Den’s brother.

Let me stop there before I ruin the book for you.

 

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How To Love A Crook: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

HTLAC Website CoverSo, our second crook, A.J, finally got her own hero. Okay, that might be an exaggeration. If you’ve read How To Love A Crook, then you know that A.J or Amara Justice Nixon as she’s known by the correctional system doesn’t need any heroes. Lee is a breath of fresh air to her life but she’d be good even without him. Basically, she’s good all by herself.

Writing A.J was fun, real fun. I think she’s one my favorite heroines, right up there with Tasha from Not Broken and Mel from Don’t Say No. I’m not saying that I don’t love my other ladies. I love spitfires like London from Wicked Surrender, Zain from Daddy’s Home etc but women who are stealthily strong have a special place in my heart. And A.J is one of these women. She’s one of those women who doesn’t need to announce to the whole world that she’s a strong, black woman. She’s just strong.

So, were there any special things that I didn’t include in the book? Hmm, let me think.

1. A.J COULD’VE BEEN AN ASSASSIN

A.J.Yeah, I know what you just thought: “You’re kidding, right? She’s bad enough as a thief and now you want to make her an assassin too?”

No, I’m not kidding. When I originally envisioned her, I thought of her as this assassin who was really good at her job and had very little remorse. I was going to make her a psychopath of sorts. Think Mazikeen from Lucifer. However, try as I might I couldn’t find a way to justify her being a killer and yet still managing to get out of jail. Also, I didn’t want to have her tormented for life by the lives she’d taken. So I made her a thief.

2. LEE COULD’VE BEEN MORE BROKEN

LeeYou only saw the nightmares he was having. However, in my original script, he had schizophrenia. The man was broken, really broken. I could’ve gone with all that, but I decided not to. Why? It was too much for one person. He’s already been through hell during his childhood, I didn’t feel like making his adulthood troubled too. Can you imagine how A.J would’ve felt had she found out that she ignored him all these years while he was having all that trouble? It would’ve been a nightmare.

3. CASPER WAS ORIGINALLY BEHIND THE FIRE THAT RAZED A.J’S STORE

Yup! In my first manuscript, he’s the one who sent someone to burn up A.J’s store. Why did I change it? Frankly, I was so tired of that douche. I didn’t want to have to deal with him for another two chapters so I just killed his role in the story. Can you imagine having a father like him? I mean I know some fathers out there aren’t the greatest thing but Casper was just…. Wow!

4. SIN MIGHT STILL BE A CROOKSin

Are you as intrigued by this woman as I am? I’m about to start writing Sexy Miss Tamsin’s book and I haven’t decided if she’s still a con woman or not. All evidence points to her still clinging to her crooked ways but sometimes a glimmer of morals show and you’re like…. she might not be as bad as we think. Anyway, I’ll decide soon. Don’t forget to sign up for my Book Club so you know when her book comes out.

5. TAYLOR SWIFT’S ‘LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO WAS ON REPLAY’

Did you just make a face? Shoot! I don’t care. Yes, I listen to Taylor Swift. I’m not a Swiftie (yet) but you gotta admit that despite her ways, the lady has some good music. Why did I play ‘Look What You Made Me Do’? Hmm, I’m not really sure but I think it’s because the lyrics are very IDGAF. Like, I’ll do whatever makes me happy and the rest of you can just keep on running your mouths. That’s what A.J is about. She’s not a limelight kind of girl but she just tends to follow her own road.

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Cheers,

Linda

Are You Ready for A.J?

Cause she’s coming! And she’s coming hard….

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If you’re following my Crooked In Love Series then you’ve probably read Kelly’s story. A.J is the friend who was still in prison when Her book, How To Love A Crook, will be coming this December 12th and I  can’t wait for  you to read it.

This one might be a little different mostly because A.J isn’t your usual kind of woman. She’s a real crook. Like really! So don’t be too surprised if you get more thrill than you’re used to. Of course the steamy romance will be there too though 😁😁

You can read a few excerpts on my Wattpad profile.


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