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The Temptation of Love by Jamala Goodman

Posted by Author D Leach on October 24, 2011 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Temptation of Love by Jamala Goodman is a 5-star banger. Without wasting any time, Jamala draws the reader into this romantic tale with her exquisite ability to paint a picture with words. The Temptation of Love is an inviting read that makes it easy for readers to connect with the characters and place themselves right in the seat of a non-stop ride on an emotional rollercoaster. The saying is true – you cannot judge a book by its cover. Take a plunge and see for yourself.

Rating: 5 stars

PURCHASE: http://amoretheauthor.com/


s.m.i.l.e by Kevin Reeves

Posted by Author D Leach on October 13, 2011 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

If you’re looking to read a love story, then you might wanna consider picking up a copy of “s.m.i.l.e” by Kevin Reeves. Although I commend Kevin for his incisive writing ability, I wish that he delivered more substance that would give the reader more of an emotional connection to the book. Although the story says that the couple was an African-American couple, I didn’t feel that they were. Although the story stated that they were in love, I had a hard time believing that they were in love. Something that indie writers have trouble with when developing a story and expressing it to the world is being able to show and not tell what’s happening. Writers, especially educated writers are often stuck with the habit of describing with words as opposed to showing with images. An experienced writer once said that 90% of the population doesn’t read – not because they don’t enjoy reading, but simply because they can’t seem to form a connection with what they’re reading. For his next novel, we would like to see more of a story painting rather than storytelling. Always remember, visualization is key to a reader. Other than that, the book was awesome! Rating: 3.5 stars

Tied to the Soul by Eva G Headley

Posted by Author D Leach on October 9, 2011 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (1)

If you were ever looking for a great urban fiction novel minus the foul language and glorification of violence, drugs, sex, and money, Tied to the Soul by Eva G. Headley is it! Not even three pages into the book and I was HOOKED! Tied to the Soul is a story that really hit close to home for me. This intricately woven upstanding love story takes you on an emotional roller coaster behind the scenes of a young woman who, despite her shortcomings and matchless experiences with pain and disappointment, fights to embrace the life she’s always dreamed of. Eva has her way of tagging your attention all the way to the very end. Her shameless skill of the written art, in its purest form, has really paved the way for her future success as an up and coming author. RATING: 5 STARS

~Danielle Leach, founder & CEO of UBAWA

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The Day Crazy Came to Dinner by Nikki Jenkins

Posted by Author D Leach on August 25, 2011 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

This book is filled with everything you look for in a bestseller – emotion, creativity, and truth. With page-to-page action and drama, you’ll be lucky if you can put it down. And just when you thought your family was crazy and dysfunctional, after reading, “The Day Crazy Came to Dinner” by Nikki Jenkins, you won’t feel so bad about your own kin folk!

Rating: 4 stars

Yesterday's Lies named book of the month by the AAMBC for August

Posted by Terri D on August 2, 2011 at 9:44 PM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday's lies is the AAMBC's book of the month for August 2011

Where Friendship Lies by Shawnte Henderson-Foster & Co-Author Raquel Y. Eldridge

Posted by Author D Leach on June 22, 2011 at 3:58 PM Comments comments (0)

Where Friendship Lies is the next book to add to your reading list. A page turner and a sensual urban sensation... your tastebuds will be graving for more!

Rating: 5 stars

The Best Revenge by Shawnte Henderson-Foster & Raquel Y. Eldridge

Posted by Author D Leach on June 22, 2011 at 3:54 PM Comments comments (0)

If you've read, "Where Friendship Lies," by S. Henderson & R. Eldridge, you'll absolutely love The Best Revenge. This story reads like a movie script, painting pictures that only a reader's mind can see. Definitely a must read. Tell all of your friends too!

Rating: 5 stars

Draw 2 by J-Real

Posted by Author D Leach on May 23, 2011 at 2:26 PM Comments comments (0)

The difference from the first Draw and Draw 2 seems to be that Draw 2 spends more time on the emotion factor. The dialogue is shortened but followed by descriptions of the actions or mannerisms of the given character. The author pushes to get some kind of reaction from the reader in Draw 2, as opposed to the first draw where there is more of an emphasis on thoroughly giving the background info.

The formula for the original and its sequel make perfect sense to me. I recommend grabbing both Draws if you want to read an author with the good balance of skill and sizzle.

Rating: 5 stars

Different Shades of Gray by Sable Jordan

Posted by Author D Leach on May 23, 2011 at 2:18 PM Comments comments (0)

Three thumbs up! Very well written. Sable, your best asset is how you allowed the characters to flow, evolve, and be themelves. You don't hold back anyting. If I had to describe this book in 3 words or less, it would be: BOOK WORTH READING!

Rating: 5 stars

Is it the Whore in Me or the Whore in You by Corey Reynolds

Posted by Author D Leach on May 23, 2011 at 2:16 PM Comments comments (0)

Corey.. Let's talk! : )

Rating: 2.5 stars


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