The Breakdown

The Breakdown: Ruthless by Cairo

Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to watch the video, subscribing to the channel and telling a friend.

#thebreakdown #ruthless #cairo #streborbooks #recommendedreading #BTIWOB #breakingtheinternetwithourbooks #literaryinfluencer #amazoninfuencer #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #booktuber #diamondsliteraryworld #conqueringlifeonebookatatime

*Book of the Day*

Keeping with the 2021 theme of “Acknowledging Our Veteran Authors”, today’s book is from author @allthingskikiswinson.

Wanting a better life pushes a couple into the world of human trafficking in this romantic suspense novel from the bestselling author of The Black Market.

Nobody will get hurt

Dawn and Reese Spencer just can’t get ahead. Between her desperate desire to start a family and his gambling debts, they barely keep afloat, even with well-paying Norfolk International port jobs. But their calculating co-worker has the perfect plan: help him smuggle containers of human cargo past U.S. Customs.

Nobody will know

For Dawn, risking the innocent lives of undocumented immigrants is unthinkable. But Reese persuades her that no one will get hurt. And once things proceed without a hitch and money starts rolling in, the Spencers are sure their dreams are about to come true…

Nobody will live to tell

Until several immigrants turn up dead on arrival. Until Reese bets more than he can ever repay. Now the Feds and cold-blooded loan sharks are closing in…as the real brains behind the operation start killing off loose ends….

If you would like to purchase a copy, for yourself or a friend, you can find it in the Kiki Swinson section of the Diamond’s Literary World Amazon storefront:

#bookoftheday #deadonarrival #kikiswinson #houghtonmifflinharcourt #recommendedreading #amazoninfluencer #literaryinfluencer #bookstagrammer #booktuber #BTIWOB #breakingtheinternetwithourbooks #diamondsliteraryworld #conqueringlifeonebookatatime

*Book of the Day*

Keeping with the 2021 theme of “Acknowledging Our Veteran Authors”, today’s book is from New York Times bestselling author @terrymcmillan01.

Mildred Peacock is fed up with poverty—and with the jealous rampages of her husband, Crook. When Crook runs over her foot with his ’59 Mercury, she finally kicks him out to raise her five kids on her own.

Resourceful and sly, sassy and sexy, she’s willing to do just about anything to pay the bills. But she loses job after job, and one man after another, until alcohol and pills are her only comfort. But as long as her children need her, she has no intention of giving up, in this “tough novel about a tough family,” from the author of Disappearing Acts and How Stella Got Her Groove Back (The New Yorker).

If you would like to purchase a copy, for yourself or a friend, you can find it in the Terry McMillan section of the Diamond’s Literary World Amazon storefront:

#bookoftheday #mama #terrymcmillan #houghtonmifflinharcourt #newyorktimesbestseller #recommendedreading #amazoninfluencer #literaryinfluencer #bookstagrammer #booktuber #BTIWOB #breakingtheinternetwithourbooks #diamondsliteraryworld #conqueringlifeonebookatatime

*Book of the Day*

Today’s book comes from one of the most underrated authors in the literary industry @the_tymarshall_era.

They say the pretty ones have more fun…Golden Garcia learned at an early age that beauty is a weapon that is either working for you or against you. Stone-hearted and ambitious, she is willing to do whatever it takes to escape her unprivileged beginnings. She masters the art of seduction and manipulation to gain the things she desires most.But when Golden meets Champ, a seasoned hustler, a lifetime wiser, she realizes the thing she desires most in life is to be loved. He spoils her with the lifestyle she’s always dreamed of and her loyalty to him knows no bounds. She becomes addicted to the rush of being a hustler’s wife and finds herself caught up in a world of drug dealing and fast money. Before long, Golden realizes the lifestyle she so desperately sought after comes with a steep price tag. One that Champ feels she is forever indebted to him. There is no way out once she’s entangled in his vicious web of lies and deceit. Golden ultimately discovers there is only one rule in the game she’s playing, self-preservation. When her plot to break away goes awry, she will be left with a decision that will forever change her life.Gold Blooded is a fast paced, cautionary tale of sex, money & betrayal in a world where loyalty is limited and love don’t love nobody.

If you would like to purchase a copy, for yourself or a friend, you can find it in the Ty Marshall section of the Diamond’s Literary World Amazon storefront:

#bookoftheday #goldblooded #tymarshall #marshallhousemedia #recommendedreading #amazoninfluencer #literaryinfluencer #bookstagrammer #booktuber #BTIWOB #breakingtheinternetwithourbooks #diamondsliteraryworld #conqueringlifeonebookatatime

Book Review: Ethic by Ashley Antoinette

Ezra Okafor aka Ethic has suffered loss, that has left him broken and adapting to the role of single father. Few have tried to get close to him, but there was one woman who has stolen his heart. There’s only one problem…he’s afraid of her finding out his hidden secret. What will she do when she realizes the truth behind her pain? You’ll have to read the book to find out.

Morgan Atkins has suffered the loss of her family, including her parents and sister Raven. She is struggling with her inability to hear, and trying to fit in with everyone else. This is more visible when her eyes connect with Messiah, Ethics’s right-hand man. They fight the forbidden love, until they just…can’t.

I held on to this book, because I knew that New York Times bestselling author @ashleyantoinette would pull me into this series. Boy was I right! I was so caught up in Ethicland, that I completely forgot about a prior obligation…OMG! If you are on the fence about this 💎💎💎💎💎 book, I highly recommend it.

#avidreader #addictedtobooks #recommendedreading #blackbookstagrammer #booktuber #reviewer #goodreads #bibliophile #amazoninfluencer #literaryinfluencer #diamondsliteraryworld #conqueringlifeonebookatatime #BTIWOB #breaktheinternetwithourbooks

*Book of the Day*

Today’s book is by one of my favorites @ lacooljill. Whhyyyyyyyy does the trifling woman’s name have to be Diane?🤦🏽‍♀️

The love/hate relationship between Diane and Kendra Williams takes mother-daughter drama to entirely different level. 

Diane is a single mother who prides herself on being a master manipulator. She has no problem using anything or anyone to get what she wants. Whether it’s treating her sister, Celia, as her personal ATM or seducing unlikely, unsuspecting men, she will do whatever it takes to get ahead. 

Her daughter, Kendra, is a hardworking student who does a better job parenting her younger twin sisters than their mom does. She is determined to be nothing like her mother, and instead, strives to follow in her Aunt Celia’s footsteps to get the car, house, and career of her dreams. After meeting Bilal, a handsome, streetwise entrepreneur, she may just land the man of her dreams as well.

When tragedy strikes one of the twins, instead of being there for her family, Diane sees it as one more opportunity to exploit for her own personal gain. And when a secret that both Diane and Kendra have been keeping comes out, the entire family is ripped apart. Will Kendra be able to hold on to everything that means the world to her, or will her mama’s drama snatch it all away?

If you would like to purchase a copy, for yourself or a friend, you can find it in the La Jill Hunt section of the Diamond’s Literary World Amazon storefront:

#bookoftheday #mymamasdrama #lajillhunt #urbanbooks #recommendedreading #amazoninfluencer #literaryinfluencer #bookstagrammer #booktuber #BTIWOB #breakingtheinternetwithourbooks #diamondsliteraryworld #conqueringlifeonebookatatime

*Book Review: Grown by Tiffany D Jackson*

Enchanted Jones is a young lady who aspires to be a singer. Life as she knows it, changes when she met R&B sensation Korey Fields, who promised to help her fulfill her dream. Her parents, who were reluctant at first, allow her to go on the road, and Enchanted is exposed to a world that she’s not necessarily ready for.

It all comes to a screeching halt, when Korey is murdered and Enchanted is the primary suspect. As the secrets unfold, the reader is often left wondering “Who did it and what was the motive?”

This book is ripped straight from the headlines, and heavy in content at times. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this 💎💎💎💎💎 book, and a new fan of @writeinbk. Highly recommended!

#avidreader #addictedtobooks #recommendedreading #blackbookstagrammer #booktuber #reviewer #goodreads #bibliophile #amazoninfluencer #literaryinfluencer #diamondsliteraryworld #conqueringlifeonebookatatime #BTIWOB #breaktheinternetwithourbooks

*Book of the Day*

Today’s book is from @niaforrester:

It was obvious to everyone but them they were all wrong for each other. Riley is a free-spirited boho writer and Shawn is a magnetic and charismatic rapper, riding the highest crest of his career. She doesn’t understand his world and he sure as hell doesn’t understand hers. And what’s worse, while he’s never committed to any woman before, she’s committed to someone else. Still, they can’t stay away from each other. Along with frequent clashes of their equally strong wills, Shawn and Riley will have to face down opposition from friends, family and one extremely motivated groupie, if they want to forge a commitment that will last the test of time.

If you would like to purchase a copy, for yourself or a friend, you can find it in the Nia Forrester section of the Diamond’s Literary World Amazon storefront:

#bookoftheday #commitment #niaforrester #stilettopress #recommendedreading #amazoninfluencer #literaryinfluencer #bookstagrammer #booktuber #BTIWOB #breakingtheinternetwithourbooks #diamondsliteraryworld #conqueringlifeonebookatatime


International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.

If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.

Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control.

Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.

Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different.

When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can’t just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

#newrelease #concreterose #angiethomas #balzerandbray #youngadult #recommendedreading #amazoninfluencer #literaryinfluencer #bookstagrammer #booktuber #BTIWOB #breakingtheinternetwithourbooks #diamondsliteraryworld #conqueringlifeonebookatatime

*Book of the Day *

Today’s book is from New York Times bestselling author @ashleyantoinette.

Ethic has power, but love has always been evasive. After losing every significant relationship in his life, Ethic is a man who refuses to love again. Focusing on being a better man and keeping his family safe, he is raising three children, one of which is a defiant teenaged girl, Morgan. No matter how hard he tries to keep Morgan away from the streets, she is determined to defy him. When Morgan finds herself in a vulnerable position, Ethic is pulled back into the deadly game where he was once king.

In this explosive spin-off to Ashley Antoinette’s, Moth to a Flame, you will fall in love with Ezra Okafor aka Ethic as he gambles on love and in the streets, in hopes that this time he will win.

#bookoftheday #ethic #ashleyantoinette #newyorktimesbestsellingauthor #recommendedreading #amazoninfluencer #literaryinfluencer #bookstagrammer #booktuber #BTIWOB #breakingtheinternetwithourbooks #diamondsliteraryworld #conqueringlifeonebookatatime