Review: The Women Who Love Rome, by London Tracy Reply

5 out of 5 Stars

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Review:

This story is so funny you have to be careful were you read it because you will be laughing out loud at some of the antics that go one at the house of Rome.  I was not sure what to expect when you read the blurb but this was really good. First the name Thursday really, sounded a little strange but worked in this story. The “other” girls make this so funny and how they all make this work is beyond me but they do.

Reviewed by Brave One

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Description:

Rome is a rich, successful movie producer, accustomed to having his way; Thursday is sweet, naive, and eager to please. When the two ex-lovers cross paths, it’s love at first sight all over again.

After an explosive reunion, Thursday learns that Rome now shares his home with two ladyloves and has every intention of making her his newest conquest. Together, they embark on a daring, unorthodox living arrangement that pushes the boundaries of lust, love, and the forbidden.

About The Author:

Avid journaler. Dog lover. People lover. Writer. Lover of children. I believe that there’s good and bad in all of us and that the people who like us choose to only focus on the good. I possess an insatiable curiosity about all things. I adore character driven movies and instrumental music that transports me to a place of nirvana. I believe that Leonardo DiCaprio is the most fascinating actor of all time. If I could write as well as he acts, I would be rich. What I love to do more than anything else is talk. The book that most reflects my personality is my novel, “The Women Who Love Rome,” which is available for free at Smashwords.com. Contact me at londontracy44@yahoo.

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Review: Luz: A Novella, by Leslie DJ Reply

4 out of 5 Stars

Cover Artist: Michele Catalano

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Review:

While this story is really interesting this story had conflicts while the character tried to work out her difference in her two sides of her identity. the story was very intense during parts had lots of ups and downs but I can say the ending left me disappointed and really wanting more.  If not for the end I would have given a 5 stars.

Review by Brave One

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Tagline: He’s going to propose. She’s going to tie up loose ends.

Description:

Luz Vargas is a promising young Latina writer from Washington Heights, a predominantly Dominican neighborhood in New York City. Who upon receiving top honors for her short story, “Here and There” from the prestigious Quisqueya Writers of Tomorrow Association, Luz’s boyfriend, Luke, suggests a couple’s getaway to the Dominican Republic where he plans to propose. But when the trip to the Island brings her face to face with a past love, Luz is torn between honoring her commitment to Luke and revisiting an island romance.

The story is told through a series of vignettes that chronicle Luz’s struggle to reconcile her American identity with her Dominican side.

Excerpt:

Luz awoke to the sound of roosters crowing. Her eyes fluttered as they adjusted to the sunlight that crept through the tangerine-colored curtains. As she sat up and reached across the bed, familiarizing herself with her surroundings, the man beside her stirred. She placed a hand over her mouth and looked down to the tiled floor while she recalled the events of the previous night. For a moment, she had forgotten where she was. Luz had been vacationing in her mother’s homeland, the Dominican Republic, for the first time in over a year, the longest she had gone without paying the island a visit. She traveled there so frequently that she knew the immigration officers by name and the female officers often came from behind the glass partition to give her a hug. She steered clear of the male immigration officers because they were known to get a little too friendly, especially with foreign-born Dominicanas traveling on their own.

Usually she went to the DR alone, but this time Luke, her boyfriend of seven months, was accompanying her. Luke was the complete opposite of Luz. He was short, stout and fair-skinned with light-colored eyes that changed depending on his mood or the color of his shirt. Luz was tall with sizeable hips but a slender figure. She spent most of her mornings on a treadmill or punching and kicking Tae Bo-style to old VHS tapes. She had long, jet-black hair and a tan complexion. They rooted for opposite teams—he for his home team, the Red Sox, while Luz was a seasonal Yankees fan — which meant they were bound to break up during the post-season depending on whose team made it further into the playoffs and how much gloating the other could withstand. Luke enjoyed his scotch neat while Luz preferred a cold cerveza now and then and only resorted to hard drinks when in desperate need of a pick-me-up. They were such opposites, in fact, that many of their friends often joked that the only thing they had in common was the first two letters of their names.

Even so, Luke was kind and understanding and ‘got’ Luz. He especially understood and respected her need for writing, encouraging her and even submitting discarded manuscripts to local contests behind her back. He was handsome, well-mannered and the first real American boy to pursue Luz. She appeared to be living the American Dream.

About The Author:

Leslie DJ is a Dominican-American writer and radio personality who resides in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.

She is the writer and founder of SinisterGirlz.com, an online publication that features written and audio music related content. She hosts Sinister Girlz Live on WBMB Baruch College Radio 94.3 FM New York on Fridays at 4pm EST.

Her debut novel, “That Girl” was released in September of 2016 and is available on Amazon.com

She graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Playwriting from Marymount Manhattan College and received her MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction from The New School of General Studies.

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5 autographed copies of Luz

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Sale: Chance Encounters 1-3, by Hedonist Six Reply

Discounted at $2.99 (regularly $4.99).

Purchase from:  Amazon: http://amzn.to/1NJFyNn

 

Description:

Now, for the first time you can buy books 1 to 3 in the Chance Encounters series by Hedonist Six in one handy collection! Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone contemporary romance novellas set in jolly old England, following a set of loosely connected people as they find love in unexpected places. Can love conquer all, from class differences to age gaps? Read on and find out. Titles in this bundle include: One Night Stand, Beautiful Stranger, Only a Taste.

Book 1 – One Night Stand

Lucy has always had everything under control: her business, as well as her (non-existent) love life. And then George came along and changed everything.

Book 2 – Beautiful Stranger

Claudia and Peter meet by chance at the side of the road. She’s a down-to-earth 24 year old with a dead-end job, he’s married and rich. What can possibly go wrong?

Book 3 – Only a Taste

Mandi is set to move back in with her conservative Punjabi parents. The last thing she needs is complications, but they turn up anyway, in the form of handsome stranger, Callum.

Hedonist Six

 

About the Author:

Call me “H.” or Hedonist if you prefer. I’m a Romance writer based in London and I’ve always been a dreamer. You’ll not find flowery language and poetry in my work. What you will find though is believable characters, none of whom perfect, going through life and trying to find happiness. Just like the rest of us.

My published works can loosely be divided into two groups: My two serials, Just Another Day at the Office (2013) and The Rebound List (2014) (both available as separate stories and as novel editions), along with the novella, Sally (2015), are part of an informal series I refer to as the “Newtowne Romances”. They take place in the same fictional city and have some overlap in characters. Another follow-up to these books is being planned for 2015/2016.

The second is a series of stand-alone novellas called Chance Encounters. All books feature different couples, with different challenges standing in their way, but they all have the same theme: casual encounters that turn into relationships. All the settings in these books are inspired by real places in the South of England. Titles in this series include: One Night Stand, Beautiful Stranger, and Only a Taste. They’ve recently been combined into a boxset called Chance Encounters 1~3.

In addition, my work has also been included in a number of anthologies and collections, most notably the Gratis Anthologies: a series of four free-of-charge multi-author collections of erotica / erotic romance.

Recurring themes you’ll find in my work:
– Contrast; big / small (BHM/BBW), rich / poor, older / younger, experienced / not so much. Especially the first in the list; I like big men, as I know a lot of women do but may feel awkward admitting it. We’re not doing ourselves and the men we’re attracted to any favours by keeping quiet though!
– Confident, self-assured women who aren’t afraid to follow their hearts, even if it takes them a while to find the courage.
– Emotional conflict, insecurities and awkwardness; it excites me to throw my characters into uncomfortable situations and watch them come out stronger at the end of it!

Why not visit me on Facebook, Twitter or my official website and say hello!
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