Title: Hot Green Tea
By: Yolanda Williams
Publisher: Moore & Poesy Publishing
Series: The Delicious Series Volume 3
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Hot Green Tea" by Yolanda Williams
This erotic poetry by this author is very explicit and as it brings out this tale of 'Boiling Water and Flamin.' All I can say is drinking a hot cup of 'Green Tea with honey and lemons' will never be the same for me after reading this author's steamy hot read about how it can make one feel definitely with the right partner. Now this is a very adult read so please be aware of that and it is also a very short read that is one well written piece of poetry in a very sexy erotic poetic setting. All that is left to say if you want to read it ... do as I did and pick it up and see what 'Hot Green Tea' is all about and how it has been presented especially for any of you have a 'fetish for hot green tea.'
Author: Lee Hayton
Publisher: L. H.
Series: Gun Apocalypse Series # 1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Gun" by Lee Hayton
What a captivating suspenseful thriller read that is fast paced definitely keeping your attention till the end! Even though you may have seen or even heard of violence but it is really something as you read from this 'apocalyptic horror.' This author really puts together such a read of this virus epidemic that has sweep through leaving quite a bit of disruption and chaos making people do some horrible things in some kind of twisted minded situations. I will say this isn't my kind of read but I wanted to see how this author would present this story and all I can say is that the author did one heck of a job as I kept on reading. I found this quite one thriller mystery....as I found myself holding my breathe at different times in some of the chapters but reading through it all! Be prepared...there will be lots of violence in this read. So, if you like fiction based on apocalyptic events with its aftermath for survivors you have come to the right place for one intriguing story about 'Gun.'
‘Seven customers shot dead in a coffee shop. Thirty shoppers cut down by an assault rifle at the mall. One hundred and eight pupils killed by high-school students on a rampage. It’s just reached 10:00 a.m. on a beautiful spring day. When a neurological virus triggers an epidemic of gun violence, a modern US city fractures into chaos. Annie’s husband shoots at commuters while his son is buckled in a car seat. Frankie and Becca desperately try to hide from a deranged shooter at their school; Robert runs headlong into the midst of a lopsided gun battle; and Blain…? None of them know Blain’s true story. Thrown together—their families dead or missing—these survivors struggle to escape the newly dangerous city. Hoping to find a place of safety. Somewhere they can bide their time until the violence subsides, the authorities seize control, and good once again triumphs over evil. They’re in for a long wait.'
As the reader will see from this read of how this virus makes its sufferers lash out and then shoot randomly triggering quite a story of survival of how different survivors, victims and even innocent bystanders' lash out and shoot randomly at people. This was quite to read of how this author presents these stories of survivors, victims and innocent ones and even more interesting the take on gun violence. Who will one side with, how do you even survive all of this and most of all is their a cure of the sick who are causing all of this mess? Yes, these are ill people but what should be done with them? I liked the 'empowerment that this author gives the women in this read...shooting, fighting and trying to help each other out! 'How these people come together in all of this conflict' is the really core of this story. I found the characters [Annie, Becca, Frankie, Robert, Blain, Mikey] to name a few for the most part well developed helping give this story a good plot in this apocalyptic survival novel.
In the end will good triumph over evil? Well. I guess you will have to pick up 'Gun' to find out. Oh, there will be another series..Gun 2.
Title: Inner City Blues
Author: Chicki Brown
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Inner City Blues" by Chicki Brown
This last  book of this series "Inner City Blues" of the Stafford's was indeed another good read featuring Dr. Jesse Stafford [a twin] and his wife Cydney [Cyd]. It was simply a wonderful well written story that really brings out what all is going on in this family. Between Jessie being a busy oncologist and his wife being a stay at home home...this family keep plenty busy. What will happen when Jesse is arrested and things started happening due to him aiding a family member of his wife? The story really picks up that will involve his wife too. Now, I don't want to spoil it other than saying you will have to get this novel in order to know what all is going on with Jessie and Cydney. I liked how this author brought in the 'current news headlines' of just what has gone on in this city of Atlanta. I thought that was beautifully done! This Stafford family [all of the characters]...from mom, dad, the six brothers and their wife's along with all of their children will give the reader one excellent storyline that will keep your attention to the very end. I will not only recommend this novel but all six of the series to learn about each of these Stafford brothers [Jesse, Nick, Marcus. Vic, Greg & Charles] and a lot more of this interesting family!
Title: Sugar and Spice
Author: Cecelia Dowdy
Publisher: Define Desserts Publishing
Series: The Bakery Romance Series # 4
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Sugar and Spice" by Cecelia Dowdy
"Sugar and Spice" was another good 'Bakery Romance series' that will keep your attention turning the pages to see what happening next. The two main characters Sheila Parks and Mason Smith were well defined and believable giving the reader a good Christian romantic fiction read. For Sheila had been dealt a bad hand from a horrible breakup with her ex[Reese]. It was hard to understand why this ex didn't even tell Sheila that he had a 'twin' brother. When Mason [the other twin] meets Sheila it wasn't a pleasant meeting. Now, I don't want to give too much away about that other than to say it did have me shaking my head and even laughing a bit. However, things do start to look up for this heroine because employment is what she needed at this time and Mason was there to help her out. However, there was still something that was bothering Sheila. Would she be able to share with Mason and listen to her friend and mom? For Mason will there be some help out their for him that he had needed for a long time? I like how these two were put together in this sweet romantic story. We find both of the characters had some problems that needed fixing. How will this all be worked out for Sheila and Mason? Will they get their HEA in the end? Again, you will have to pick up the good novella to see how this author brings it all out so well to the readers. Would I recommend? YES, the whole Bakery Romance series: "Raspberry Kisses, Shades Of Chocolate, Sweet Dreams and this read....Sugar and Spice" that you will truly enjoy. Oh, I almost forgot...those amazing sweet treats that were from Mason's bakery sounded like some good eats.