BOOK REVIEW: Winter’s Beast

Review by Lyndell Williams
WINTER’S BEAST
By Twyla Turner
$9.99, 252 pp, paper
$3.99, 254 pp, Kindle (Free, KU)

Love and loyalty frequently clash in life and lead to a big ole mess of emotions. It is the same in the world of romance fiction. People are often conflicted between staying true to one person or following their love, desire, or lust for another.

In Winter’s Beast by Twyla Turner, the main character, Yury, a disfigured henchman for  Ivan, has to watch as his boss/savior sexually torments singer Winter. Ivan, obsessed with Winter’s beautiful voice and albino body, holds her captive and grooms her to become his sex slave and feature in his erotic club. This guy is all kinds of diabolical.

No, I’m not turned on. You are!

Winter initially resists Ivan, but he uses her sexual insecurities and inexperience to groom her into submission. While Ivan is preying on Winter, Yury tries to make life in captivity bearable while he falls in love with the beauty.

The world of kink simultaneously disgusts and enchants Winter, whose sensual history is dotted with sporadic moments of unfulfilling sex. She despises Ivan, but her body responds to his sexual abuse in a way that leaves her confused and titillated.

Yup, homeboy got her all kinds of messed up in the head. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Winter’s Beast”

Book Review: That Kind of Guy by Talia Hibbert

That Kind of Guy (Ravenswood Book 3) by [Hibbert, Talia]Review by Lyndell Williams
THAT KIND OF GUY
By Talia Hibbert
$12.99, 272 pp, paper
$3.03, 238 pp, Kindle

We all knew it would be like this. I was all excited last week about interviewing romance author Talia Hibbert. So, of course, this week I’m ready to review her new novel That Kind of Guy [Ravenswood Book 3]—Duh.

Okay, so, what do you do when you’re a forty-year-old introvert recently out of a marriage with emotional and physical scars? Why you splurge using that big fat settlement you got—and deservedly so because homeboy was a jackass of the ultimate kind.

You also settle back in your cozy little hometown and do a little of that musing about life and stuff.  Oh, yeah, you also hit one your hot younger friend and make…stuff all kinds of awkward.

That’s how Hibbert sets up some marvelous sexual tension between Rae and Zach. The two are simpatico friend wise, but when it comes to the hot and heavy stuff, they’re a mess.  Rae is feeling all tingly for muscular Zach. I mean, he’s sensitive and fine as hell. Unfortunately for her, the hunky blacksmith—that’s right, blacksmith—is not putting down what she’s picking up.

He’s busy defining and refining his sexuality, which means he has zero time for anybody’s advances. Great for him—bad for Rae. Continue reading “Book Review: That Kind of Guy by Talia Hibbert”

BOOK REVIEW: The Wolf’s Concubine-When a Good Woman Won’t Sit Still

Review by Lyndell Williams
THE WOLF’S CONCUBINE
By Erin St. Charles
$3.99, pp 330, Kindle

Imagine, you’re this hot wolf shifter detective taking care of business when you run dead smack into your fated mate. You know, the one person to whom you are intrinsically linked and hot and bothered about on sight.

On top of all of that, she’s smokin’! You immediately want her, but the problem is that she’s not feeling you at the same level. Well, she may be feeling something, but it’s not the whole “sealed to each other forever” thing. What’s a man-wolf to do?

That’s Phelan’s dilemma in Erin St. Charles’s paranormal romance The Wolf’s Concubine. From the time he rescues the damsel in distress, Lola, the wolf-shifter-detective wants her—forever.

***SPOILERS AHEAD***  Now, Let’s do this. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Wolf’s Concubine-When a Good Woman Won’t Sit Still”

BOOK REVIEW – Twisted Minds

 
Twisted Minds: Book 1 of the Twisted Minds series by [Kendric, Keta]

Review by Lyndell Williams
TWISTED MINDS
By Keta Kendric
$12.99, 138 pp, paper
$0.99, 150 pp, Kindle (Free, KU)

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Some of the best romance novels are the ones with the rawest passion. Not always. Some authors take primal lust and make it gross.

But when well-done, an author can tap into readers’ baser sensual instincts, reminding them that just wanting someone isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

That is what Keta Kendric does in her novel Twisted Minds.  From the moment main character Aaron sees Megan serving up grub to his father and the rest of the August Knights Motorcycle Club cretins, he’s immediately charged with a desire to have her.

Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW – Twisted Minds”

BOOK REVIEW REBOOT: Her Justice – When Everyone is Playing Head Games

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Review by Lyndell Williams
HER JUSTICE
By Nasheed Jaxson
$9.99, pp 162, paper
$4.99, pp 228, Kindle (Free, KU)

I can’t believe it’s been over three years since I began uploading book reviews on YouTube.  I loved getting in front of my cell phone and letting my teeny tiny audience of watchers know about the great Muslim fiction that authors were releasing to the world.

Unfortunately, life shifted, and I haven’t been able to do a review for a while, but I think I’ll start again. So, I’ve decided to share one of my favorites this week.

Her Justice by Nasheed Jaxson is unique because it is the first romance I’ve read written by an African American Muslim man. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW REBOOT: Her Justice – When Everyone is Playing Head Games”

BOOK REVIEW: Everything is Love – Fine-ness is a Game Changer

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EVERYTHING IS LOVE
By Aubree Pynn
$2.99, pp 169, Kindle (Free, KU)

Okay, I’m done! No more men. Oh, wait a minute. Who dat? Damn, he’s fine.

Yeah, how many women have decided to go the celibacy route only to have a gorgeous hunk of…man pass their way? Suddenly, all resistance starts to whittle away. Who me? Is this bottled water?

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So, where was I? Oh, yeah. ***SPOILERS ALERT***  Now, Let’s do this.

In Everything is Love by Aubree Pynn, Baylee is in “manless me” mode when fly basketball player, Dakari bumps into her at a party. The tiny run-in and subsequent bickering mark the beginning of their worlds colliding. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Everything is Love – Fine-ness is a Game Changer”

BOOK REVIEW Doctor’s Desire-Learning to “Swallow” One’s Medicine

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Review by Lyndell Williams
DOCTOR’S DESIRE
By Love Journey
$8.99, pp 162, paper
$2.99, pp 107, Kindle (Free, KU)

Have you ever loved someone so much and been so happy that you felt like Okoye at the beginning of Black Panther? You’re in Wakanda, chillin’ with W’Kabi, then he gotta go and screw it up by siding with friggin’ Killmonger! I mean, WTF, W’Kabi?!

Now you have to put your bliss on hold and significant other in his place because he insists on being a…man.

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***SPOILERS ALERT***  Now, Let’s do this. That’s precisely what Chyna had to do to Jimin in Love Journey’s Doctor’s Desire. The couple meets at their medical school, and each of them is immediately struck. They have a whirlwind courtship full of passion. Things progress very quickly. Jimin is totally down with making Chyna his permanently and she completely plays off of his confidence and her own desires.

Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW Doctor’s Desire-Learning to “Swallow” One’s Medicine”

BOOK REVIEW The Minotaur’s Kiss – Some Nice Bull

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THE MINOTAUR’S KISS
By Erin St. Charles
$3.99, pp 287, Kindle

A lot of people have had that one night stand that won’t go away. Who? Me? Man, this juice is good.

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BTW, ***SPOILERS ALERT***  Now, Let’s do this.  Feeling a little down, Diana Miller decides to have some fun with a hot guy she met at a party. Not bothered by the fact that he’s obviously a shifter, she invites him back to her place for a private party.

After all of the sexual frolicking, she unceremoniously bounces her bed buddy out of her house.  All set, Diana goes to work, ready to focus on her career.

Well, guess who she runs smack into at the office? Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW The Minotaur’s Kiss – Some Nice Bull”

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