Published: April 10th 2007 by Raw Dog Screaming Press
Paperback, 164 pages
Small curls of orange shag, like thin Cheetos, littered the floor. that was great--evidence she'd been telling the truth--but that wasn't what Walker wanted to show her. She followed his finger. Blood. P 83
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Infinite Days (Vampire Queen, #1)by Rebecca Maizel (Goodreads Author)I got this advance readers' edition from Shelf Awareness. It doesn't even get published until August 3, 2010!
Adam & Eveby Sena Jeter Naslund
I got this advance reader's edition from shelf awareness. It doesn't even get published until October 1, 2010!
"Why have you been conversing online in a sexual manner with a thirteen -year-old girl, Dan? We have your communications with her." p.7
I loved this book! The author was right, it is very deep!
Randy is engaged to Monique. He was with Tina before Monique. Tina had stopped taking her birth control pills because she thought they caused cancer, so Jalisa was born. He let Monique know right away about Jalisa because he didn't want to have any secrets. Tina was awful to Monique and Randy went to get custody of he and Tina's daughter Jalisa, which he got except she got Jalisa for 4 months out of the year. Monique got fed up with Randy because Tina kept calling him and he just won't put her in her place, so Monique leaves. In the meantime, Tina visits him and wants to start something with him, and then Monique walks in on them. Randy swears there is nothing going on, but can Monique forgive him?
Abe's fooling around on his wife Nakyia with Taki (who is his boss). Nakyia was a nerve disorder that causes pain in her face. He knew what he was doing was wrong, but he missed being intimate with his wife so Taki gave him what he needed. Taki is starting to get feelings for him and he didn't want that. He is still in love with his wife and doesn't want to end his marriage, he just wants to have his wife and then have Taki for the sex. That was all it was supposed to ever be. Taki wonders where they are going with their relationship. He said it was never supposed to be like that . She said they are both unhappy in their marriages so why not be together. They are supposed to be together with no strings attached and no expectations. Taki is married to Whilice, but he wasn't as skilled as Abe in bed. She came home one night and Whilice wanted to have sex, but she had just gotten home from having sex with Abe and wanted to wash up first. He smelled cologne on her and she said she stopped at the mall and tried on samples. You will have to read the book to find out if Taki and Abe become more than fuck partners or what happens with them.
Travis is gay, and his father wants nothing to do with him because of that fact. He ends up meeting up with a married man named Paul. His brother Randy knew about Paul, but didn't know that he was married. Travis wanted Paul to come out of the closet and just be with him. Travis found out something surprising about Paul and there is a major twist in this story.
You will not be disappointed if you decide to read this book, and you should read it! Can't wait to read another book by this author!
In Too Deep by Dwayne S. Joseph
I can't lie; I had been horny as hell since Monique had gone. Allowing what was happening to happen was wrong, but shit, I was tired of masturbating to adult movies on Showtime. P57
Wow that was a great book. It was so full of drama. You should see the book now that I am done. I have marked all of the parts I want to remember when doing a review and I have 40 spots marked. I can definately see the growth of the author since his earlier book.
First of all I have to say that I enjoy reading his Acknowledgments. He really shows his appreciation for everyone in his life his family, his readers and specific book clubs.
Each chapter in this book goes from person to person and what is going on in that person's life. It is interesting to hear the point of view of each of the characters. David was a writer and he was supposed to be working on his book, but he e-mailed Jocelyn since he had run into her not long before. He and Jocelyn were together 6 years prior, but he cheated on her, so they broke up. He is engaged now, but still has feelings for her. She is married too.
David and Jocelyn decided to meet and just see what happens. David's friend Marc agrees to cover for him so he can get away for the weekend. Meanwhile Jocelyn's husband Eric surprises her with candles and a romantic setting at home, and he told her he wants to start a family. She gets upset at him because they have both been distant and now all of a sudden he decides he wants to start a family. They met up at the hotel and they kissed. (P79) "I couldn't remember the last time a kiss evoked such hunger within me. My skin tingled with excitement. I wanted him." They ended up meeting with each other quite often.
Janelle and David were so distant with each other, that he didn't even notice the signs that she was pregnant. One day he left his laptop and forgot to shut it down.. I won't give any more of the story, but both couples go through a lot to find out where in life they really want to be or not be.
There was a very surprising event towards the end that almost made me cry. These people all went through so much. There was no way that David could have gone on not knowing what might have been if he didn't meet up with Jocelyn. He could have just kept going on with his life the way it was, but he would never have truly been happy--same with Jocelyn. They didn't end up maybe where they thought they would be, but they found out where they needed to be.
On page 96 the author says "She had the kind of figure men loved--large breasts, wide hips, and a rear end to sit on". (I wish this is what men really loved!)
If you haven't read any books by Dwayne S. Joseph yet, then you should. He is an amazing author. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars!
David and I had become so distant that he didn't even notice my morning sickness. I wonder what he would think about the news? Would he embrace the idea of being a father?
This is a story of three friends and all of the drama and man troubles that they are having.
Ressa wants to have a baby before she is 35. She is with Simon but he is just an asshole. She is afraid of being alone. She just gets tired of his shit and tells him to pack and get out. They end up together again but then he says (p92) "Shit, other than you paying my bills, the only thing you really been good for is fucking. And you ain't even the bomb at that. That's why I get straightened out every now and then by Cecilia." On page 115 she was talking about shaking her rear end to "Just Got Paid" by Johnny Kemp. (I remember that song and love that song!).
Erica is looking for a man. She hooked up with Dominic, he had a body but he was terrible in bed. He claimed to be a little rusty but Erica told him (P23)"A little rusty? Please, your shit is broken. Now get the fuck off me." Then Kenny came back around. Kenny was in her life before, but he cheated on her and had a baby with another woman and she wants nothing to do with him. While they were apart, he wrote a book dedicated to her. He will not give up until he has her back.
Carmen is with Anthony and he is just a pig. He wanted her to dye her hair blonde to look like Shakira and he told her that she was not at fine as Shakira was. He even went so far as to book her an appointment at the salon! She couldn't believe it and said (P37) "Hell no, I won't chill out! How would you like it if I pulled some shit like this? How would you like it if I said, 'Anthony, I think your dick is too small. Here's an appointment card to go and get it enlarged so you can be just as big as my ex!" Carmen ends up spending a lot of time with her co-worker Jordan. Jordan likes a lot of the same things that she does such as salsa music and books. Anthony's mom is so mean to Carmen and he never sticks up for her.
You will have to read this book to see how their lives end up. I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end and I was so hooked. I am still amazed at how great of a job Dwayne writes from a woman's point of view and makes the characters come alive! I had to stay up late and finish this book to see how everyone's lives turned out. Those men in this book really pissed me off sometimes! He is right "Never say Never"!I gave this 5 stars!
Samuel, who was a new history teacher at the school, went into an assembly and killed three students and a co-worker before shooting himself. Samuel was a victim in this story. He was called names by students, someone shit in his briefcase, and he was just plain bullied by students. He tried going to the headmaster, but didn't get anywhere. The headmaster told him that he is a teacher and needs to maintain order and that he should not be intimidated by students. He was pretty much just blown off.
Lucia is a detective inspector in this case and she said the school should have stopped the bullying. She said the school is accountable for what happened. She felt sorry for Samuel. She felt like he was driven to do what he did.
Maggie was going out with Samuel, but then things didn't last between them. Maggie started going out with another co-worker TJ. He smacks her ass in the staff room right in front of Samuel. Samuel was in love with Maggie still and he couldn't stand to watch that.
Also, the students started a blog and they made it look like it was written by Samuel. They wrote about how he was in the hospital and how he was worrying that when one of the students pulled down his pants that he had "skid marks" in them and things like that. Even the teachers were reading the blog.
P. 204"There is plenty of blame to go around Mr. Travis. The simple fact is that you could have acted to prevent what happened but you did not. More than that, you were obliged to act. You knew -- you know -- about the bullying that goes on in this school. You know who the victims are and which children, which teachers, are responsible."
I think this book has an important message. Bullying is not something to be taken lightly, even when it is an adult that is being bullied.
I am glad I read this book.I gave it 3 stars because I liked it, but it is kind of in interview style and sometimes I wasn't sure who was being interviewed.
Someone went loony toons. In assembly. Shot the whole place up. p. 5