Reviews

My thoughts about a few of the books I’ve read in…

2017

ONCE AND FUTURE LOVERS
If you aren’t familiar with Sheree L. Greer, let me introduce you to her debut short story collection, Once and Future Lovers. As the titles… Read more.

THE SUMMER WE GOT FREE
The next time you’re in the mood for a richly thoughtful and emotional story, be sure to read The Summer We Got Free. The story opens in 1976 in… Read more.

21 QUESTIONS
A fast-paced, contemporary romance featuring Kenya Davis, a successful thirty-six-year-old professional on a quest to find love… Read more.

YABO
If Yabo has been lingering on your (Black/lesbian/queer) TBR list too, move it to the top. Make it a priority… Read more.

PAT GREENE: HER STORY
An enjoyable story that contains a pivotal period of African American history, a period when being out… Read more.

RISE OF THE GORGON
Elle Pharell is a journalist with a skin thick enough to repel the verbal bullets that conservative pundits throw at her and… Read more.

HERE COMES THE SUN
So much can be said about Here Comes the Sun, a story that weaves beautifully written prose through the ugliness of colorism… Read more.

THE CHEROKEE ROSE: A NOVEL OF GARDENS & GHOSTS
A hard-hitting cultural lesson that will linger in my character repository and digital bookshelf for years to come… Read more.

WHEN I WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND
This romantic escapade features Dee Armstrong, a smart, capable, and stable woman with just enough flaws and hang-ups to form… Read more.

2016

THE MELODY OF YOU AND ME
Meet Chris Morrison, a young music lover who works at a bookstore and takes life in as it happens. When Josie… Read more.

THE SIZE OF THE WORLD
In The Size of the World, Theia is intent on traveling across her world until she reaches the Darkness… Read more.

THE BEAST AT THE DOOR
This is delightful novella for readers who seek dashes of lesbian and steampunk flavors... Read more.

THE ISLAND AND THE KITE BY AURORA ZAHNI
This is a les-fic novella for for readers who desire romance and mystery fused with quirky stories and quick tempos… Read more.

THE BUTTERFLY MOMENTS BY RENEE BESS
I loved the writing in The Butterfly Moments, the depth of some of the characters, and the story as a whole. I feel like Bess took her time with aspects… Read more.

FISTFUL OF LOVE BY RENÉE CRONIN
Renée Cronin has written a story that may be sad for some readers and painful for others. The main character, Jeya, and her girlfriend, Rayne, represent the nuances of intimate partner violence in… Read more.

GOSLYN COUNTY BY A.M. McKNIGHT
Although Goslyn County is a big little town, an unfolding investigation thrusts Olivia into big-city action. Olivia Winston and Maureen Jeffries are a crime-solving duo whose mutual attraction buds into… Read more.

A RETURN TO ARMS BY SHEREE L. GREER
I’ve always felt that a sign of a good read is one that elicits emotions in the reader. There were several times when I teetered between anger and delight as I… Read more.

Other/older reviews…

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS BY REBECCA SKLOOT
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a riveting story about an African American woman’s unsung contribution to medicine. While undergoing treatment for… Read more.