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.