*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!

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*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:

https://www.amazon.com/shop/diamondsliteraryworld

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*NEW RELEASE*

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.

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*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.

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Book Review: Emancipating James by Joan Vassar

Book 3 of the Black series reunites the readers with residents of Fort Independence and introduces a host of others. Life was good, and then an unexpected guest arrives with a message from the Queen of England. The men set out on a mission that may cost them their lives.

Unsure of their future, each man leaves something for their women to remember them by…literally.

The main character, James, struggles with his past, as he desperately tries to move on to the future. Once again, love plays a significant role in the healing.

Although, the focus the placed on James, the breakout character stole my heart. Born a slave, offspring of the slave owner, and an overseer of his people, Jeremiah aka the black cracker, struggles with his identity. I hate that I loved him and his brother as much as I did, but their relationship was unique and genuine. It was an example of many relationships that go unmentioned of that time.

To sum it up, this book displayed the strength of the black man, and the power of the black woman. I highly recommend this 💎💎💎💎💎by @joan.vassar.

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*New Release*

From the host of the fabulous and popular show Bevelations on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy channel, Bevy Smith’s irreverent and inspiring memoir about learning to live a big, authentic, and unapologetic life―and how you can, too.

Bevy Smith was living what seemed like a glamorous dream as a fashion advertising executive, blazing a lucrative career for herself in the whitewashed magazine world. She jetsetted to Europe for fashion shows, dined and danced at every hot spot, and enjoyed a mighty roster of lovers.

So it came as quite a shock to Bevy when one day, after arriving at her luxury hotel in Milan, she collapsed on the Frette bedsheets and sobbed. Years of rolling with the in-crowd had taken its toll. Her satisfaction with work and life had hit rock bottom. But Bevy could not be defeated, and within minutes (okay, days) she grabbed a notepad and started realizing a truer path―one built on self-reflection and, ultimately, clarity. She figured out how to redirect her life toward meaningful creativity and freedom.

In her signature lively and infectious voice (there’s no one like Bevy!), Bevelations candidly shares how she reclaimed her life’s course and shows how we too can manifest our most bodacious dreams. From repossessing her bold childhood nature to becoming her own brand to envisioning her life’s next great destination (which will feature natural hair, important charitable giving, and a midcentury house overlooking the Pacific Ocean), Bevy invites readers along on the route of her personal transformation to reveal how each of us can live our best lives with honesty, joy, and, when we’re in the mood, a killer pair of shoes.

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*Book of the Day*

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

Baby drama and political scandal don’t mix in this sequel to Suzetta Perkins’s Behind the Veil.

Margo Myles is getting ready to give birth to twins, but she isn’t sure who the father is—her soon to be ex-husband, Jefferson Myles, or her one-time fling, Malik Mason. Malik is running for a state senate seat and no one is going to take the sweet smell of victory from him.

Ivy Myles, Margo and Jefferson’s eldest daughter, is moving back home. She’s been estranged from her parents, but a new love calls her back—and her love is none other than Malik Mason. Malik intends to make Ivy his wife, but will she be a distraction on his way to the senate?

Scandal and politics always seem to make perfect bedfellows. And Malik Mason must decide which woman he loves more, mother or daughter, or risk ruining everything.

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:

https://www.amazon.com/shop/diamondsliteraryworld

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New Release: Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson

Congratulations @sadeqajohnson!

Called “wholly engrossing” by New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Grissom, this harrowing story follows an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Virginia.

Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a relatively sheltered life. Shielded by her mother’s position as the estate’s medicine woman and cherished by the Master’s sister, she is set apart from the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world.

She’d been promised freedom on her eighteenth birthday, but instead of the idyllic life she imagined with her true love, Essex Henry, Pheby is forced to leave the only home she has ever known. She unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devil’s Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia, where the enslaved are broken, tortured, and sold every day. There, Pheby is exposed not just to her Jailer’s cruelty but also to his contradictions. To survive, Pheby will have to outwit him, and she soon faces the ultimate sacrifice.

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The Breakdown

The Breakdown: Retribution by Cairo

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*FREE*

In God, Princeton, & My Pondered Thoughts: A Memoir of My Encounter with God at an Ivy, Jessica Stephens recounts what happens to her when love, grace, and power decide to visit her while a student at Princeton University. Stephens describes what influenced her decision to attend Princeton, the trials she endured, and the beautiful adventure that captivated her upon surrender. Providing an intimate narrative, Stephens shares how she learned to trust God more deeply in her encounters with demanding course loads, unexpected sickness, spiritual warfare, life-changing prophecies, and complicated relationships.This memoir details how experiencing God cannot be limited to church settings, scheduled devotionals, or certain geographical areas. Engaging and insightful, God, Princeton, & My Pondered Thoughts illustrates how we are all part of a story in which God relentlessly pursues us with a beautiful gentleness that can only be acknowledged through intentional reflection. Sometimes, it’s by reading another’s story that one realizes that luck, coincidence, and good timing are actually the fingerprints of a loving and all-powerful God.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08D72KDTX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_ohq.FbM9KYRYZ

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