Sunday, November 30, 2014

Must Reads: CAPTIVATED BY YOU [Crossfire Series #4] By Sylvia Day Is Available Now

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Sylvia Day's Crossfire Series is one of the most crazy good reads out there. This uber popular series has a mega following and the masses are very excited for the release of the fourth installment in the series, titled, CAPTIVATED BY YOU.

I can't wait to find out what happens next for Gideon Cross and Eva Tramell. Their amazing journey has been a roller coaster ride, and yet with all the ups and downs they have encountered; nothing can break the electric connection or the enthralling love they share.

The first installment in the series, titled, Bared to You, was the April 2013 book of the month pick for my blog(s).

To revisit that particular post, just click here: APRIL 2013 BOTM PICK

The post also includes the synopsis for the additional books that follow in the series.

So you know what time it is...it's time for you to download or pick up a copy of the must have new novel, CAPTIVATED BY YOU by Sylvia Day.


As always...Happy reading!




Synopsis via Amazon:


[Released on November 18, 2014]

The #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestseller.

Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh.

Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn't sure I was strong enough to bear.

At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we'd worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we'd had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream...


AMAZON LINK ---->  CAPTIVATED BY YOU AMAZON LINK

Movie Trailer: JURASSIC WORLD In Theaters 6.12.15

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MUST READS: New Releases From Mallory Monroe's MOB BOSS, GABRINI MEN, and The SINATRAS of JERICHO COUNTY Series

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Several months ago, (6.19.14) I posted a mega blog entry about the must read book series by Mallory Monroe. If you missed that particular post, here's a link ----> Previous Blog Post

Since that post, Mallory Monroe has released several additional titles in her popular series and even launched a new series that I am loving...of course!

So, listed below are the newest releases from Mallory Monroe's MOB BOSS SERIES, GABRINI MEN SERIES and the newest must have series, THE SINATRAS OF JERICHO COUNTY.

As always... Happy reading!


Mob Boss Eleven: The Wrong One (The Mob Boss Series Book 11)


[Released on October 15, 2014]

Life is good for the Gabrini clan. Italian heartthrob Reno Gabrini and his beautiful wife Trina are expanding their empire across the south. Gorgeous Tommy Gabrini and his wife Grace are celebrating the arrival of a bouncing baby girl.

Hunky tough guy Sal and his smart and sexy wife Gemma are newlyweds and enjoying peace and happiness for a change. Life is good. Until an ambush in a bar changes everything.

Allegiances are questioned. Relationships are frayed. And the Gabrini men go to war to avenge a different kind of enemy, one foolish (or cunning) enough to dare to harm their loved ones. In the latest installment of the Mob Boss series, the Gabrini men come together in an explosive mix of romance, action, and their trademark love.





Sal Gabrini 4: I'll Take You There (The Gabrini Men Series Book 7)



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Synopsis via Amazon:


[Released on August 5, 2014]

It should have been the best time of his life. Italian tough guy and business mogul Sal Gabrini asks his beautiful African-American girlfriend, criminal defense attorney Gemma Jones, to marry him. And she says yes.

But the world around them says no. No to their happiness. No to their union. No to any peace for either one of them. But Sal and Gemma fight tooth and nail to stay together, even as everybody, including those who should be happiest for them, fight tooth and nail to keep them apart.

In the fourth installment of the Sal and Gemma interracial love story, we find a couple determined to find happiness despite their many storms.






***NEW SERIES***

Big Daddy Sinatra: There Was a Ruthless Man (The Sinatras of Jericho County Book 1)

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I've read both books in this series and Mallory Monroe does not disappoint. Charles Sinatra (Big Daddy) and Jenay are a dynamic duo. Their chemistry is blazing and the drama is full of conniving, backstabbers, jealous exes, betrayal, revenge, and love beyond compare. The head of the Sinatra clan also has four grown sons and that in itself leads to even more drama...and perhaps romance?

I don't want to give away any spoilers...just trust me and purchase these must reads and thank me later.

Side Note: LOL --> Don't let the title deter you from reading this series. It is an interesting title, but, the story is what matters and it's off the chain. 


Synopsis Via Amazon:

[Released on September 15, 2014]

Gorgeous business mogul Charles “Big Daddy” Sinatra is the most hated and feared man in Jericho County. But instead of despising it, he embraces it. Instead of correcting misconceptions, he is a man who don’t give a damn. Until he meets a gorgeous African American woman he can’t get out of his mind…

Jenay Franklin has had her share of setbacks in her life. Now she is a thirty-two year old woman just beginning her career in hotel management. When she is given an offer she can’t refuse from the very attractive and very powerful Charles Sinatra, she leaps at the chance to run one of his businesses, and eventually his heart. But in a town that does not accept change well, and with a man who is as ruthless as he is loving,

Jenay realizes that love and happiness in Jericho will come at a price. Charles, too, decides to give love another try with Jenay. But at what cost to himself, to his town, and to his four grown sons, all of whom have issues of their own?

Big Daddy Sinatra is the first book in the all-new, interracial romance series, The Sinatras of Jericho County, by Mallory Monroe



BIG DADDY SINATRA 2: IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU (The Sinatras of Jericho County)

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Synopsis via Amazon:


[Released on November 21, 2014]

Handsome businessman Charles Sinatra and his regal African-American wife Jenay are living the good life in Jericho despite the bluebloods in town who despise their wealth and power and will stop at nothing to bring them down. Jenay continues to run Charles’s Bed and Breakfast, and Charles continues to run the rest of his empire with the same ruthlessness and uncompromising fearlessness he is known for.

He also continues to be there for his grown sons, despite their many issues. Even his oldest son Brent has found somebody to keep him warm, even though that somebody is Jenay’s best friend. But when Jenay becomes the target of somebody’s twisted revenge, Charles will stop at nothing to protect his family and to show the haters in town just how far he’s willing to go with his protection.

In the latest installment of the Sinatras of Jericho County series, the entire Sinatra clan comes together to serve, protect, and defend their family and their good name.







FULL LISTING OF THE BOOKS, SERIES IN ORDER:


MOB BOSS SERIES IN ORDER:

ROMANCING THE MOB BOSS 1
MOB BOSS 2: THE HEART OF THE MATTER
MOB BOSS 3: LOVE AND RETRIBUTION
MOB BOSS 4: ROMANCING TRINA GABRINI
A MOB BOSS CHRISTMAS: THE PREGNANCY [5]
MOB BOSS 6: THE HEART OF RENO GABRINI
RENO'S GIFT: MOB BOSS 7
RENO GABRINI: A MAN IN FULL [8]
RENO AND TRINA: GETTING BACK TO LOVE [9]
RENO AND SON: DON'T MESS WITH JIM [10]
MOB BOSS 11: THE WRONG ONE

THE GABRINI MEN SERIES IN ORDER:

ROMANCING TOMMY GABRINI
ROMANCING SAL GABRINI
TOMMY GABRINI 2: A PLACE IN HIS HEART    
SAL GABRINI 2: A WOMAN'S TOUCH      
TOMMY GABRINI 3: GRACE UNDER FIRE
SAL GABRINI 3: HARD LOVE
SAL GABRINI 4: I'LL TAKE YOU THERE
                                                                                                                   
THE SINATRAS OF JERICHO COUNTY SERIES IN ORDER:
                                   
BIG DADDY SINATRA: THERE WAS A RUTHLESS MAN [Book One]
BIG DADDY SINATRA 2: IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU --Released on 11.21.14


Visit Mallory Monroe's official website for more information on all of her titles.

Link ---->; Official Website

The 2014 SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS Air Tonight at 8PM EST on BET

Movie Trailer: PITCH PERFECT 2 In Theaters 5.15.15

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Movie Trailer: STAR WARS: Episode VII - The Force Awakens In Theaters 12.18.15

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

[Video] - 11.25.14: Michael Brown's Family Holds Press Conference w/ Benjamin Crump and Rev. Al Sharpton

[Video] - 11.24.14: President Obama's Statement After the Grand Jury Decision

[Video] - 11.24.14: Grand Jury Fails to Indict Darren Wilson of Michael Brown's Murder

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After the build up by authorities leading up to the announcement of a Grand Jury's decision on whether or not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown, it was a recipe for disaster.

Officials made the choice to announce the decision at 9pm (8pm St. Louis time) at night, knowing the history of this case. Why would any responsible official choose to make such an announcement at night? It simply makes no sense and shows the continued gross negligence of the local officials in Ferguson and St. Louis County.

The Prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, smugly stepped in front of the cameras to officially let folks know, that the grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson. His delivery was suspect as was the entire process.

It is a DISGRACE that there wasn't an indictment in this case.


Check the press conference below.

I continue to send prayers to Michael Brown's family and hope for peace. There are additional avenues the family can take legally and perhaps justice will be found in that capacity.

St. Louis County Prosecutor, Robert McCulloch's Press Conference:


 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Video: 7/11 - Beyonce + The Beyonce Platinum Edition Box Set Releases Tomorrow


7/11 appears on the upcoming Beyonce (Platinum Edition) Box Set which releases tomorrow.




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 Via the WP:
Monday’s release, “BeyoncĂ© Platinum Edition Box Set,” will include a CD of the original 14 “BeyoncĂ©” tracks and a DVD of the videos released with them, a DVD of 10 live performances from her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, two photo booklets and a 2015 mini calendar.

The real goods come in the box set’s “More” CD, which includes: Jay Z & Kanye West remixing “Drunk in Love” A Pharrell Williams remix of “Blow” Nicki Minaj’s remix of “Flawless” A remix of “Standing on the Sun” by Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist Mr. Vegas And two new songs: “Ring Off” and “7/11″

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Congrats! Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson Tied the Knot

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Last weekend, singer/songwriter/fashionista, Solange Knowles, and video director, Alan Ferguson, were married. The newlyweds tied the knot on Sunday, November 16, in New Orleans at the Holy Trinity Church.


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The couple wed in front of 100 family and friends, that of course included Beyonce and Jay Z.


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Solange's dress was gorgeous. She wore a white Humberto Leon for Kenzo gown and crepe cape, that was both elegant and regal. Equisite photos were released of the happy day that included candid shots of Solange and Alan.

Solange and her son, Juelz, 10, took to the dance floor to show off their dance routine to 'No Flex Zone.' It was a definite "awww moment."


The wedding looked absolutely beautiful and all of the wedding guests wore white. Solange's Mom, Tina Knowles, attended the wedding with her beau, Richad Lawson.

Again, congrats to Solange and Alan!



 Solange and son, Juelz, dance:


 




Monday, November 17, 2014

Movie Trailer: NOT SAFE FOR WORK [Suspense/Thriller] Is Available on Netflix

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The must see psychological thriller, Not Safe for Work, is available on Netflix. The movie is from Blumhouse Productions. As far as I'm concerned, anything from Blumhouse is a must watch. Projects from Blumhouse include, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Sinister, Insidious, and Oculus. All of which were highly successful films.

The suspenseful plot of Not Safe for Work reminds me of the holiday thriller, P2, which became a sleeper hit, via DVD sales, rentals and digital downloads.


Check out the trailer for Not Safe For Work.



   



 Trailer for the above mentioned film, P2:

 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

AALIYAH: The Princess of R&B Premieres Tonight at 8PM EST on Lifetime

[UPDATE] - 11.16.14: The Lifetime biopic of Aaliyah was an epic fail. It was very obvious that the movie was thrown together too quickly and some of the casting decisions were questionable, as was the entire movie. The film was disrespectful to Aaliyah's family, who didn't approve of the film, and her legacy.
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Movie Trailer: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY In Theaters Valentine's Day [Trailer #2]

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Movie Trailer: Stephen King's A GOOD MARRIAGE Is Available Now Via Digital/Instant Video

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The book version is also available. Link to the kindle page:

Stephen King's A GOOD MARRIAGE Kindle Link

New Couple Alert: Jeremy Piven In a New Relationship?

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Actor Jeremy Piven (Entourage, Mr. Selfridge) was spotted recently in New York with a mystery girl. The two have appeared together more than once and folks are wondering if the duo are an official couple. Well, only time will tell.

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Rihanna Covers the December 2014 Issue of ELLE Magazine

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If you're not an ELLE subscriber, be sure to pick up a copy at your local newsstand.

Coupled Up: Zac Efron and Sami Miro Are Still Going Strong

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Zac Efron and his girlfriend, Sami Miro, who works in media and dabbles in modeling, were first spotted together back in September, at a baseball game.

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In October, the couple were jet-setting to Denmark and celebrated Zac's 27th birthday.

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Zac's last relationship was with Michelle Rodriguez. It seems Zac and Sam are still going strong. The lovebirds were spotted this past Tuesday at a vintage car shop in California.
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Zac and Sami at Vintage Car Shop Tuesday



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Kim Kardashian Bares All For PAPER Magazine [NSFW]

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Kim Kardashian caused social media to start buzzing yet again, with the release of the cover and spread photos she did for PAPER magazine. The fashionable reality star shocked folks by baring her behind on the cover. The cover even included the phrase "Break the internet" which instantly became a popular trending hashtag.

However, that wasn't the kicka. Kim chose to go full frontal nude in additional photos for the mag. The photos were shot in Paris, by photographer, Jean-Paul Goude. As one would imagine, folks took to social media to unleash their opinions about the controversial photos. Kim has received major backlash from a legion of folks including celebrities.

Link to Paper Mag Photos [NSFW]

 
Interestingly enough, it is surprising that Kim would make a decision to bare it all for whatever artistic rhetoric one wants to claim, especially being that she has a young daughter, a husband and was doing a good job taking the spotlight off of her infamous sex tape, by expanding her brand successfully. There really wasn't a need for her to go this far. However, it's her life and her business. Sometimes folks need to know when to just say no to a particular opportunity. 

New Couple Alert: Kris Jenner Makes it Official With Her New Man

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Kris Jenner, 58, is not letting an upcoming divorce keep her from having fun and moving on with her life. As should be the case. Well, Kris was spotted back in October having an intimate dinner with a mystery man. Turns out the man, Corey Gamble, 41, is a road manager in Justin Bieber's camp.


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Since that dinner and the story breaking on Radar Online, Kris hasn't been shy about stepping out with her new man.

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The two even appeared together at Khloe's birthday bash. Will these two last? Only time will tell, but, good luck to the new duo.

By the way....Y'all know Kris couldn't wait to get her a brotha! [lmao]

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

VETERANS DAY: Honoring All Who Served - Thank You

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New Release: REVIVAL By Stephen King Is Available Now!

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Horror master, Stephen King, unleashed a new novel today. REVIVAL is a new terrifying tale by the writing genius, and  I; as with anything Stephen King creates, can't wait to read it.

While I will be purchasing a hardcover edition of this novel, it is of course available as a digital e-book as well.

Below is a link to purchase a copy to add to your kindle library.


Link to REVIVAL on Amazon:

REVIVAL By Stephen King Amazon Link


Note:  REVIVAL will be December's book of the month pick.



As always...happy reading!



Synopsis via Amazon:




A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It’s a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Upcoming Release: Bill Duke's DARK GIRLS [Hardcover / Kindle Editions] Available 11.11.14 - Pre-Order Now

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Bill Duke's DARK GIRLS Hardcover book will be available November 11, 2014. Pre-order your copy on Amazon. This is definitely a must-have coffee table book. DARK GIRLS will also be available on kindle.

Be sure to catch Bill Duke on 'News One Now with Roland Martin' on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 9AM EST on TV-One. Set your DVRs!

 Amazon Link Below:

DARK GIRLS' AMAZON LINK


 Book Details Via Amazon:
In the tradition of the New York Times bestselling I Dream a World and Crowns comes this full-color companion volume to the acclaimed NAACP Award–nominated documentary Dark Girls—an inspiring and breathtaking photo book that celebrates dark-skinned women.

Black has never been more beautiful, witnessed by this magnificent collection featuring accomplished dark skinned-women from all walks of life. In Dark Girls, celebrities such as Lupita Nyong'o, Vanessa Williams, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Brandi and Karli Harvey, and over seventy-five other outstanding women share intimate insights into what their dark skin means to them.

Filled with gorgeous photographs, this thoughtful, sophisticated, alluring, and uplifting collection captures the elegance of dark skin—joyfully showcasing that we truly are beautiful for who we are.

Sneak Peek: The REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA Season 7 Premieres Tonight at 8PM EST on Bravo

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The highly anticipated new season of the REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA premieres tonight.
Season seven of the mega hit reality series starts tonight at 8PM EST on Bravo.

Following the show, Nene Leakes will appear on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE w/ Andy Cohen at 9PM.


 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Book Of The Month: [November 2014] - HUNTED [House of Night Series Book #5] By P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

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I first began reading the House of Night Series a few years ago, and over time I would periodically start a new installment. The House of Night book series is an entertainingly suspenseful paranormal young adult jawn.

The initial book in the series, Marked, was an intriguing start to a plot twisting creation filled with unique characters, from frenemies to enemies. House of Night  is one posh vampire series that will keep you drawn in.

The House of Night Series is a highly successful series written by mother and daughter writing duo, P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.

To date, I've read four books in the series, Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, and Untamed. So, I look forward to visiting this series again and delving into the fifth installment titled, Hunted.



With that being said, the November book of the month pick is Hunted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.


 Synopsis:
What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you?

At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell.

A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesn’t want to hear and truths she can’t face? On the run and holed up in Tulsa’s Prohibition-era tunnels, Zoey and her gang must discover a way to deal with something that might bring them all down. Meanwhile, Zoey has a few other little problems. The red fledglings have cleaned up well – they’ve even managed to make the dark, creepy tunnels feel more like home – but are they really as friendly as they seem?

On the boyfriend front, Zoey has a chance to make things right with super-hot ex-, Erik, but she can’t stop thinking about Stark, the archer who died in her arms after one unforgettable night, and she is driven to try to save him from Neferet’s sinister influence at all costs. Will anyone believe the power evil has to hide among us?




If this series is new to you, be sure to start with book one, Marked.


The House of Night Book Series Listed in Order: 

MARKED - Book One
BETRAYED - Book Two
CHOSEN - Book Three
UNTAMED - Book Four
HUNTED - Book Five
TEMPTED - Book Six
BURNED - Book Seven
AWAKENED - Book Eight
DESTINED - Book Nine
HIDDEN - Book Ten
REVEALED - Book Eleven
REDEEMED - Book Twelve ---- Released October 14, 2014

There is also an excellent interactive House of Night website that is a great companion piece to the series and is filled with updates,  extras and much more. 

Link to the site:

HOUSE OF NIGHT WEBSITE




THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES IS MARKED MARKED

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Synopsis via Amazon:


The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. 

Not all of those who are chosen do. It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx.

But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Movie Trailer: SELMA In Theaters Christmas Day 2014

Movie Trailer: INTO THE WOODS In Theaters Christmas Day 2014

Movie Trailer: AVENGERS: Age of Ultron In Theaters May 2015

Congrats: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Increasing Their Family?

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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are reportedly about to become parents. If the reports are true, Jessical Biel is expecting. This will be the first child for the couple.

Congrats!

Movie Trailer: NIGHTCRAWLER [Jake Gyllenhaal] Currently In Theaters

Congrats: Kelly Rowland Gives Birth to a Baby Boy! [11.4.14]

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Grammy award winning singer, Kelly Rowland, gave birth to her first child, earlier this week, on Tuesday. Kelly and her husband, Tim Witherspoon, welcomed a baby boy, Titan Jewell Witherspoon, into the world. He weighed 7.5 lbs. Congrats to the new parents!

Movie Trailer: FURIOUS 7 [Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson] In Theaters 4.3.15



 Chills.

 Rest in peace, Paul Walker.

Movie Trailer: BEYOND THE LIGHTS [Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker] In Theaters 11.14.14

[Video] - 11.5.14: President Obama: Post Mid-term Election Press Conferene



Side Note: President Obama looked years younger, well rested and just downright good during his post mid-term election press conference. In addition, it was apparent that the journalists present thought they were going to see the President in somber spirits and upset; but, that was sooooooo not the case!.  Loved it!

By the way, tt was disgusting to witness the utter disrespect shown to the President by some of the so-called journalists. Ed Henry, Jon Karl and Jim Acosta showed their asses. They were completely unprofessional.

Chocolate Chick Special Edition: Republicans Faked Their Way Into Control of The Senate, Democrats Shot Themselves in the Foot

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Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will be the next Senate Majority Leader 


After the polls closed on Tuesday night and the results started coming in; by the end of the night, a few things became abundantly clear:

1) Millions of Americans failed to go to the polls 2) Republicans gained enough Senate wins to gain control of the Senate 3)Republicans will control both Houses 4) Voters were uninformed and ignorant to the facts 5) Democratic candidates that turned their back on President Obama on the campaign trail and tried to distance themselves from his administration lost their races.

Republicans were able to pick up wins from Democratic Senate seats in Colorado, Iowa, West Virginia, Arkansas, Montana, South Dakota and North Carolina. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was able to keep his seat in Kentucky, despite his negative approval rating.

As one could imagine, Republicans gloated and political pundits on FOX and CNN especially were giddy as hell from the night's events. However, when all the dust settled, it's hard to see the hoopla of the Republican domination of both houses of Congress. What it shows is the outright ignorance of many voters who obviously were blinded, misguided and uninformed on the actual facts.

The cloudiness in some of the voters minds who voted for these Republicans, allowed the GOP to mislead them and use fear as a weapon to vote Republican. Democratic candidates across the country also soured potential voters because the candidates chose not to team up with the President on the campaign trail. I have to say, I was surprised that Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) didn't have President Obama campaign with her in North Carolina. She did call on Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, I thought she was leading up to the big reveal, President Obama right before the final countdown to election day. She did finally ask the President to do radio spots that were broadcast across the state. However, she still lost the NC Senate race to Republican, Thom Tillis, who was already a complete horror for NC.

However, you know what, folks that voted for Thom Tillis, included voters who are NOT going to be a thought in Tillis' mind now that he has secured his win and they will have to live with that. They voted against their own best interests. That's crazy!

I will close this by saying, 2016 will be here before you know it and folks better wake up and understand the importance of being CORRECTLY informed about the issues and policies each candidate stands for.

Republicans were responsible for the Government shutdown and deliberately set out not to cooperate with the President, yet, despite this, President Obama was able to do his job successfully. Under his watch, he has improved the economy, saved our country from another Great Depression, The Dow is up, unemployment is down, consumer confidence is at an all-time high, he made it possible for millions of families to have access to affordable healthcare and so much more. With all that the President has accomplished, this should have been the platform that Democratic candidates proudly relayed to their base over and over again. And let's not forget...the mastermind behind the horrific 9/11 terrorist attack, Osama Bin Laden, was captured and killed.

With this accumulation of knowledge, facts and stats; Democrats shot themselves in the foot and have no one to blame but themselves for their losses. I bet candidates getting ready to run in 2016 will learn from this very valuable lesson.

I digress, and unlike some folks, I will continue to support our awesome President!



 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

MUST READS By Sienna Mynx: RALLENTI (Battaglia Mafia 4.5) NICADEMUS and SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME




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Epic reads have been unleashed in the last several months by one of my favorite authors. Sienna Mynx's RALLENTI (Battaglia Mafia Series 4.5,) NICADEMUS, and SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, are recent novellas that are all must reads.

As always, Sienna Mynx is able to draw readers in with vivid writing, unique plot twists and dynamic chemistry the characters have. Be sure to grab these titles as soon as possible. In addition, check out previous posts on awesome novels by Sienna Mynx, just check the archives. You can keep updated on new releases and other news, by visiting Sienna Mynx's official website at:

The SIENNA MYNX OFFICIAL WEBSITE LINK

So get started. If you haven't read the Battaglia Mafia Series by Sienna Mynx, do so before reading Rallenti. The first book in the series is titled, Destino.

Happy reading!




RALLENTI - (Battaglia Mafia Series 4.5)

 Synopsis Via Amazon:
“One word. You must learn it, before we begin,” he traced his finger now across the outline of her lip. “Say it with me. Rallenti.” – Renaldo Cracchiolo

The year is 1993. Life as an enforcer for one of the most notorious crime bosses in Italy isn’t easy. Renaldo Cracchiolo is a Sicilian who takes pride in the oaths of omerta to honor and obey the wishes of his Don.

It’s the reason why he was chosen to cross the Atlantic to New York City. However, the woman he meets and the time they share changes his heart and destiny.


NICADEMUS - (The Wild Ones Series)


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 Synopsis via Amazon:

Annabelle’s a free woman. Her only desire is to become a healer like her dead father once was and to protect the people she loves. Life is sweet. That is until an outlaw by the name of Jeremiah ‘One Finger’ Polk was found unconscious on her land.

Annabelle’s initial curiosity over his presence and desire to heal him from his serious wounds blooms into a forbidden encounter that will threaten the towns’ very existence and even her own.

Jeremiah Polk is a wanted man. Driven by the need for vengeance and retribution, he barely escapes the hangman’s noose and gun. When he wakes and finds a beautiful brown skin woman nursing him back to health, he thinks it’s a dream. He soon learns of the free people of color and the hidden town at the foot of the mountain that could be his sanctuary. He also finds himself drawn to the promise of redemption. But will his demons, both real and imagined, rob him of the chance? Can love survive the racial tensions between Annabelle and him post-civil war?

Miss Kitty is what they call her. However, her Christian name is Cora, and she runs the saloon and whores of Nicademus. Escaping New Orleans and the chains of a placage, she has founded a home and thriving business in Nicademus. However, the unwanted desires of the town’s sheriff, her passionate affair with her Chickasaw lover, and the new threat of the dangerous man who hunts her from her past all collide in Nicademus and threaten to destroy her.

Red Sun, Chickasaw, and the lone survivor of his tribe out of White Rock Mountain, trusts no one. He brings the orphaned Annabelle and himself to the town of Nicademus for a chance to start again. Ten years later the bitter memory of his slain people keeps him locked in the past. However, his new love affair for his ‘soiled dove’, Cora, keeps him sane. Nicademus is his home. He will risk it all to protect the town and the woman he loves.

In 1866, a town run by freed slaves, called Nicademus, is the promise of the future. The story of the town and the passionate, dangerous, and infamous exploits of its citizens are still whispered from the lips of people today. This fictionalized tale reflects some of their story. You will search for truth in it.



SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME



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 Synopsis via Amazon:
The enemy of my enemy is a lover of mine… Sometimes a girl’s savior could be the man no one dare trusts…

KaeCee Everett is a wanted woman. The leader of the Black Spyder motorcycle gang wants her dead. The federal agents sworn to protect her have cut her loose. The Russian mafia has a vested interest in the secrets she protects. And the father she had hoped would love and shield her from the violence of his legacy now sits in prison and plots his revenge.

On the run for her life she arrives in Los Angeles with only one hope of surviving the chase. However, one of the fiercest enforcers turned private investigator has her under the scope of his lens. Will he help her avenge her brother’s death and escape the contract on her head? Or will his dark obsession with her be their ultimate demise?

Disclaimer: Someone To Watch Over Me is a fully developed novella based off of the short story “Private Dick and the Red Shoes,” in the Scarlet Diaries anthology by T.A. Ford.