Monday, May 22, 2017

“Created Equal" - First Look Movie Trailer

“Created Equal” has been officially selected to be a part of the 2017 Narrative Feature World Showcase at the American Black Film Festival.

About the Movie:

Desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church, Alejandra Batista turns to Thomas Reilly, a successful lawyer who files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause.

As the trial unfolds, an extremist concocts a plot to stop the heresy against the church by attacking Alejandra and threatening to kill her if she doesn't back off.



Monday, May 15, 2017

Must Read Books by Vivienne Diane Neal


What better way to spend your leisure time reading some of the most mind-blowing stories written by extraordinary authors. Many are Indie authors while others are presented by traditional publishers. You will be exposed to writers from around the world and to various genres such as interracial, paranormal, and multicultural romance stories, thrillers, mysteries, detectives and crime stories, and horrors, and to narratives exploring race and color. 

Check out these books by clicking on the title and enjoy being taken on a distinctive and memorable journey.

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Maximus: (A Harvey Nolan Thriller, Book 1,) by S. C. Abbey - The unassuming Professor Harvey Nolan teaches criminology at a prominent university, but quickly becomes a person of interest when his friend/colleague disappears.

Resurrection: (A Harvey Nolan Thriller) by S. C. Abbey - Going back to the beginning, Harvey Nolan, a doctoral candidate, witnesses the shooting of a benevolent professor at a prestigious college in Boston.

Pandora (A Harvey Nolan Thriller) by S. C. Abbey - Harvey Nolan is at a loss as to why he is summons to claim the body of a childhood friend who apparently committed suicide.

Serenity (A Shelby Alexander Thriller) by Craig A. Hart - Shelby Alexander is an aging ex-boxer who is asked by a meth dealer to check into the accidental death of his mentally challenged sister, who was used to deliver the drugs.

Serenity Stalked (A Shelby Alexander Thriller) by Craig A. Hart - Shelby Alexander, the fixer, is back and is asked by his feisty girlfriend, Carly, to talk to an ex-boyfriend, who happens to be married but keeps annoying her with text messages and sexting. What seems like a simple assignment will slowly turn into a cat and mouse game when Shelby becomes the prime suspect in a triple homicide, led by his archenemy, Sheriff Wilkes.

Boss (A Romantic Thriller) by Sienna Mynx - Kassandra Turner is determined to bring down Tarek Marshall, head of Marshall Global Solutions, responsible for polluting the environment with their off-shore drilling. But, past events will provide more shocking revelations as to why Kassandra really wants to destroy Tarek and his family.

Twisted Murder (A Murder Mystery Novelette) by April Robinson - A husband finds his wife viciously murdered on the day of their wedding anniversary. Investigator Mitchell inherits the case, which is his first.

Other People’s Skin by Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall, with Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper - Tackles and explores internal/external dislikes within the African American community and the negative impact these elements have on society at large.

Copycat by Kimberla Lawson Roby - Simone Phillips is an aspiring author who wants to be just like Traci Calloway, a nationally known novelist, but the awe she has for Traci is slowly becoming more unsettling.

Mommy’s Dirty Little Secret by Sherry Robinson - Tommy thinks his mother is acting weird after the death of his father but will soon discover some sinister secrets his mother has been hiding.

Bloodline by Ernest J. Gaines - Vivid stories told through the voices and eyes of children and adults living in a small rural town in Louisiana.

The Thing Speaks For Itself by A.S.A. Durphy - Special Agent Grace Stratis, a sharp-shooter with a mind of her own, and her partner Agent Charles Davis go after a criminal who sells stolen passports abroad.

The Doublemint Twins (A Twisted Tale of Horror) by Sherry Robinson - Carla and Carmen Shuster, identical twins, are newcomers at Rocky Mountain High School in Colorado and decide to create devastation at the school.

His Choice by Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku - A love story with a paranormal twist, filled with secrets, deception, betrayal, mistrust and reprisal.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Solo By Lauren E. Rico Book Blast


GENRE: Contemporary New Adult Romance
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Lauren will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

BLURB

When graduate student Katherine Brenner walked into my class, I couldn’t stand her—all perfect skin and big, blue eyes—just like the woman who broke my heart.

If it wasn’t for that blizzard, if her car hadn’t broken down outside my house, if she hadn’t looked amazing by the firelight, I never would have kissed her. No matter how hard I try, every excuse I make not to see her comes up flat.

I can’t stop thinking of her lips. Or the way her curves fit perfectly in my hands. There’s a million reasons why this won’t work. I’m her professor. It’s against university policy.

And if this gets out, I could lose everything.

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Excerpt

I’m melting into him. For the first time, I’m not fighting against Drew Markham. I’m moving toward him, with him. It happens slowly for the first few seconds as we’re hesitant in our actions and unsure of one another’s intentions. But somewhere within those inches we both draw the same conclusion. I lurch toward him and he catches me in his arms, both of us falling backward onto the couch. Our lips connect with a ferocity that is jarring.

My hands are under his shirt, feeling the smooth plane of his back, absorbing his warmth through my skin. We’re both gasping and panting, pushing and pulling. And then he stops. I nearly fall off the couch when I no longer have the resistance of his body to push against. I pull back and look up at him, confused.

“W-what? What is it?”

His eyes are closed and he’s shaking his head. His face is a mask of regret.

“Drew?”

“I can’t. I’m sorry, Katherine. You…me…”

He gestures toward the four empty bottles of wine on the coffee table. “We’ve both had way too much. You’re still not a hundred percent well. I’m your professor. You’re my student. There are a million different reasons why we need to stop this. Why I need to stop this. Right now. Right. Now.”

I take a deep breath and extricate myself from what’s left of his embrace.

“I don’t know where that came from,” he’s muttering, more to himself, than to me. “What’s wrong with me? I know better.”

With a sigh, I wonder the same thing about myself. We hate one another. Don’t we? Apparently not. But even I, with my limited knowledge of psychology, recognize that there’s a very fine line between love and hate. Not that I love him or anything. But I certainly wouldn’t mind another one of those kisses.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links

Lauren E. Rico, Author
Lauren Rico was going to be principal French horn of the New York Philharmonic. That was HER plan, anyway. The New York Philharmonic had no idea of her intentions, and that's probably a good thing, since she wasn't an especially good French horn player!

Lauren was, however, an exceptionally good classical music radio host. Calling herself a "Classical Music Reanimator," she has made a career of demystify classical music for her audiences by taking it off a dusty old pedestal and putting it into a modern context. 

It's only been over the last couple of years that Lauren has discovered a passion for writing, which she's managed to combine with her love and knowledge of the classical music world.

You can hear Lauren Rico on SiriusXM's Symphony Hall Channel; on WQXR and WSHU-FM in the New York City metro; WSMR in Tampa/Sarasota, FL; WDAV in Charlotte, NC and KMFA in Austin, TX


Links

Twitter: @RadioRico

Buy Links

Amazon 
Barnes & Noble

Monday, May 01, 2017

SIZZLING SUMMER READS PARTY


The hot summer months are coming upon us once again, and it's time to hit the beach. 

To help readers stock up on their beach reads, The Romance Reviews is having their 
SIZZLING SUMMER READS PARTY from June 1 to June 30, 2017. 

PRIZES: Grand Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card 

Other Prizes: Gift cards, book giveaways, etc. 

PARTICIPATION DETAILS: 

There are 4 ways to participate: 

Method # 1: Donate a book giveaway 

Method # 2: Purchase a Sizzling Summer Reads Party 2017 Package worth 
80 68 credits (limited slots) 

Method # 3: Purchase a Sizzling Summer Reads Party 2017 + Social Media Package worth 
120 78 credits (limited slots) 

Method # 4: Purchase a Sizzling Summer Reads 2017 Big Banner Ad Package + Social Media exposure worth 
350 250 credits (3 slots) 

*** If this is out of stock, please email me for availability for Method #4*** 

INTERESTED? 

For more details on each of the methods discussed above, please click on this link for more information.  

Instructions to participate via any of the methods above can also be found on the link above. 

DEADLINE: May 20, 2017 

For questions and clarifications, please send me an email at 
carole@theromancereviews.com. Due to the expected huge volume of email, please allow her to get back to you within 10 days before sending a follow-up email.

Monday, April 24, 2017

When a Relationship Is Over, That Ship Has Sailed by Miss Know It All


Miss Know It All
Some people go into a relationship with their eyes wide shut and have to learn, early on, that not all hook-ups will end happily ever after. Yet, someone will continue to force a person to remain in a union that is not working and probably never will, no matter how hard a man or woman may want the bond to continue.  When’s over, it’s over. Don’t dwell over spilled milk, and never jump into another relationship until you’ve given yourself enough time to analyze why the relationship ended so badly, and what lessons can be learned from the breakup.

Whatever bad issues you had with an ex-lover, leave it in the past. You know the saying: “We were two ships passing in the night but not taking it any further was probably the best move he or I could have made.” Most likely, you have given a lot of thought to this catchphrase.

We meet someone for a reason, for a season or for a lifetime. A lifetime is majestic but it may not be eternal for some couples. And that’s okay. When you meet someone who is amazing and the attraction is so strong that the two of you end up becoming an item, thinking that he or she is going to be an everlasting soul mate, but then you discover, for whatever reasons, that the excitement ended fast and on a sour note. It’s time to go your separate ways and hope the bad memories won’t force you to make the same mistakes again. When a man or woman says “It’s no longer working,” believe him or her. Life is too short to waste your time and energy on someone who no longer wants to be with you and was only in it for a speedy fix. When the thrill is gone, put a period behind it and move on.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Virtual Book Tour - Secrets of a Celebrity Sex Club by Dakota Fox


Secrets of a Celebrity Sex Club
by Dakota Fox
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance




Hello and welcome to my world! My name is Dakota and like you, I have a desire for some good romance and it’s my personal experience that led me to put this series together. Picture Desperate Housewives meets Real Housewives, all wrapped up in The Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous. Sound good? Let me give you some background.
I grew up in Las Vegas and now live in Los Angeles. Like so many, I had the big dream. I wanted to be in movies and I wanted to be famous. I was optimistic; a friend of mine had a friend, who knew someone, and so on. I was all set and the plan seemed easy. All I had to do was be good at my job, meet celebrities, make contacts and make it big!
My referral got me a job working in one of the most intimate places in Hollywood. I had an in and became a server and assistant in an elite and celebrity sex club known only to those wealthy and well-liked enough to have the honor. I was hired to serve guests and help make things comfortable; no, I do not indulge or partake in the goings on, that’s reserved for members only. It was an excellent opportunity and being a model back home, I felt like I was halfway to fame already!
However, if you haven’t heard, Hollywood is not that easy. Day after day reality hit and before I knew it, it was year after year. I mean, I’m still a beauty, or so they tell me, but the reality is that today I’m not so optimistic that I’ll see my face on the big screen. It seems my opportunities for fame went out the window the closer I got to the secrets I was privy to. Instead of finding stardom, I found that people with wealth, status, and popularity start to shy away from those who have seen too much. That would be me.
And so I’ve taken my passion to the page and believe me, I have enough to fill it for years. These stories are all based on real people made up of celebrities and the Hollywood elite. People talk a lot and I am writing what I’ve come to know, filling in the blanks where I need to. I’ve seen what goes on behind-the-scenes in “tinsel town” for quite some time now; I’m talking about actors, singers, artists and even politicians. No athletes though, they weren’t allowed in the club. The members needed the financial background, integrity, and intelligence to be let in and frankly, the athletes, in general, were a flat out risk.
I’ve changed the club name and character names of course, and since I do not go home with these people you can expect my own dramatization there based on what I’ve learned. My intent here is not to be vindictive in any way and I am not trying to ruin lives or take down the latest on the A-list. No, I simply want to tell the truth while exploring my creativity.
This series takes you into a steamy world, based on insider information and created with a bit of a twist. We have social elites in a luxury world, and a posh sex club with some big egos and fierce competition.
The secrets begin with the lives of “Rachel, Harper, Sloane and Lexi” but with so many members over the years, there is so much more to tell. I invite you into their stories.
Sloane Temple is the hot, blonde babe of the group. She’s all sunshine and personality, and more woman than most would even know what to do with. Behind the kinky fun and flaunting though, there is much more to Sloane than one could guess just by looking at her. Born and raised in California, she is married to Dylan and the two have made themselves known throughout California before landing in L.A. She gets roles here and there and his famed plastic surgery practice is growing by the minute. They love each other but their true passion is to be loved by others and admired.
Episode One takes you inside this exclusive world of extravagant money, power and the erotic life of the club. Rachel and her very special group of close friends are the high-class main event. In their luxurious and limitless lifestyles of fame and money, they strive to maintain their position as an elite group of high-powered and very sexual social

Dakota Fox, Author
Dakota moved to L.A. with the same big dreams as many Hollywood hopefuls do. What she found may not have been a position on the A-list, but what she did find was much more interesting. She is an artist of sorts spending her time writing and taking pictures when she is not working at "the club".
In the Celebrity Secrets series, Dakota brings her wit and creativity to the page to tell the true stories of what goes on in the secret and erotic world of the stars. Please also visit her on Facebook.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Two Renditions of The Song: The Prayer

We had the opportunity to hear the song, The Prayer performed by the duet Nyasia and Joseph B. Clarke, and by Marcelito Pomoy.

Thank you for listening and enjoy.


The Prayer (Cover by Nyasia and Joseph B. Clarke) English/Italian


Marcelito Pomoy sings "The Prayer" 
(Celine Dion/Andrea Bocelli) LIVE on Wish 107.5 Bus

Which rendition did you like? Please, make your selection in the comment section.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Join The Havana Takeover Tour



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And now you can join them on their 5 Days/4 Nights Cuba Adventure, taking place during the Memorial Day Weekend from May 26-30, 2017.  

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Book Trailer - The Last Firefly by Kimberly A. Lagrone-Demarco


You may leave home, but home never really leaves you..." Summoned by an old family friend, PI Camille Sheridan returns to Crescent Falls after fifteen years. While investigating a crime, she finds herself drawn to the past and lured into the murky depths of a murderous conspiracy.  

Buy the book at the following links:


Monday, March 20, 2017

Too Close to Home - One of TV’s Most Talked About Series


If you love drama, scandal, deception, secret and lies, then you will enjoy Tyler Perry’s popular new drama, Too Close to Home. The plot driven, scripted series, with so many twists and turns, revelations and surprises, centers on a woman who leaves Happy, Alabama to escape her secret past and goes to Washington, D.C., pretending she is from a wealthy family, but this pretense backfires when she ends up having an affair with The President of the United States and decides to return home with all of the bad publicity following her.

Too Close to Home airs on Channel TLC (The Learning Channel) on Wednesdays at 10 pm EST. If you don’t have cable, you can catch all of the episodes from season one and two at https://www.tlcgo.com/too-close-to-home/ - on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

With its high ratings, it is safe to say Too Close to Home will be back for a third season.


If you haven’t joined Facebook’s Too Close to Home Chat Group, started by Janet King-Williams, you’re missing out on a fun group, which has over three thousand members from around the world. So be here, and please share this post with your groups, friends, relatives and associates. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1228672637167620/