Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Book Blast and Book Giveaway: Tempted to Touch by Nigeria Lockley


Author is giving away one autographed copy of Tempted to Touch and a $10.00 Amazon gift card.

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Tempted to Touch

Publisher: Inheritance Books (October 27, 2015)


Genre: Christian Fiction

Author: Nigeria Lockley

About the book


Kira Seagram is frustrated by her husband Mason’s zeal for the Lord, so she pours all of her attention into her work and reserves her soprano singing skills for the shower. Kira would rather not use them if she get can’t the adoration and recognition she feels she deserves and doubts she’ll find singing lead for Mason’s choir. When a routine drop off at her son, Nate’s private school turns into a ten-year reunion with her ex-boyfriend, Quincy McAdams, Kira isn’t interested in Mason's half-hearted affection or willing to keep her voice to herself. With a firm offer from Quincy to help Kira cut a demo and possibly revive the love they let die, Kira has some choices to make. When Kira finds herself tempted to touch will she remain faithful to her husband or yield to the desires of her flesh?


When I rounded the corner Meena, my secretary, was standing in front of her desk smiling and waving at me. Her attentiveness and bright smile cut right into my investigation into why my marriage was beginning to fail.

“Hi, Meena. Did you miss me?” I asked, referring to the way she was waiting to greet me like a lap dog,

“Mrs. Seagram, you’re so funny,” she said, swiping her wispy brunette hair out of her eyes. “I’m so

excited to see you because I can’t wait to see the look on your face when you go into your office.”

“Ugh.” I groaned, letting my arms droop at my sides. “You didn’t redecorate again, did you?”

“No. While you were at lunch you received a delivery and it’s mighty extravagant. I hope that after I’ve

been married for ten years my husband still does things like Mr. Seagram.”

“Thank you, Meena. I’m sure it’s nothing out of the ordinary,” I said as I walked past her desk. I turned

the knob and my stomach dropped to my heels. On the other side of the door a tall medley of flowers

and fruit curled into a G clef awaited me. A smile spread across my face as I approached this massive

fruit salad structure. I fingered the petals of the black orchids and inspected the assortment of

fruits—pineapple chunks, mangoes, and strawberries covered in white chocolate. All of my favorite

things were neatly assembled on my desk. Mason must have thought there was another dog sniffing

around his backyard.

“Excuse me,” I said to Meena who was still standing in the doorway gawking at the flowers as I picked

up the phone and dialed Mason’s cell phone number.

He probably thought this massive floral arrangement would get me to join the choir and keep my

affections at home. I would have preferred some new shoes. Shoot, for a new pair of Fendi pumps I’d

churn out “I Go to the Rock” in a heartbeat and have them saints running up and down the aisle of our

church in a minute.

“Praise the Lord!” Mason shouted into the phone when he answered. Why did he have to be all

holy all the time?

“Hello, Mason.”

“What’s going on, my love? You usually don’t call me in the middle of the day.”

“You tell me what’s going on, Mason. Do you think that a little gallant gesture and some white chocolate

will get me to work on the record with your choir?”

“What are you talking about?”

“You know exactly what I’m talking about. The floral arrangement—”

“Floral arrangement?” he queried, cutting me off.

“If you thought that an oversized wreath would get me to sing with that little gospel choir of yours,

you’re wrong.”

“Kira, I did not send you any floral arrangement.”

Half listening to his spiel, I dug my hand into the center of the arrangement and removed the card.

Without your voice my music is all blues and no rhythm. ~Q

I read the message again and flashes of heat coursed through my fingers. His vulnerability was sexy.

Quincy McAdams had gone from a chemistry major to a music mogul and his life was still missing

something. The words on the card spoke louder to me than Mason until he shouted into the receiver,

“Well, where did the flowers come from? I will not ask again.”

About the Author


Nigeria Lockley possesses two master's degrees, one in English secondary education, which she utilizes

as an educator with the New York City Department of Education. Her second master's degree is in

creative writing. Nigeria's debut novel, Born at Dawn received the 2015 Phillis Wheatley Award for First

Fiction. Nigeria serves as the Vice President of Bridges Family Services, a not-for-profit organization that assists student parents interested in pursuing a degree in higher education. She is also the deaconess and clerk for her spiritual home, King of Kings and Lord of Lords Church of God. Nigeria is a New York native who resides in Harlem with her husband and two daughters.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Review: The Power of The P

The Power of The P The Power of The P by Syretta A. Walker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is my first read by the author and I applaud her efforts. The storyline started off strong but as the story progressed, I became confused and found myself going back to re-read some sections. There are numerous characters in this story and they all are not well-developed.

The one character I did like was Allure as she had a rough life and wanted nothing more than a fresh start.

I think once readers gain clarity on each character’s purpose, this could easily be a five star read.

*I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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Review: Twisted Entrapment

Twisted Entrapment Twisted Entrapment by N'tyse
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In this third installment of the "Twisted" series, N' Tyse does not disappoint. All of your favorite characters are back (along with a few new ones) with so many twists and turns you will feel like you are on a roller coaster.

I have to say that Nadine has become my favorite character. This is a woman who has walked through hell with gasoline boots on and is still standing. Although there is a love triangle entangled in this story, it is not predictable. Each character is as well defined as they were in the original book: [[ASIN:1593093969 Twisted Seduction: A Novel (Twisted Series)]].

I would like to applaud the author on doing a great job on book 3. Most books cause a reader to lose interest as things become redundant after the second book but you have nailed it. I look forward to reading more from this author.

*I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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