Friday, December 28, 2012

My favorite books of 2012

New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey once again “pushes romance and deceit to the next level” (USA Weekend) in this tantalizing tale of a high-profile marriage rocked by scandal, obsession, and murder.
Screenwriter James Thicke is a man whose mysterious past runs as deep as his violent streak. Now he and his volatile movie star wife, Regina Baptiste, have channeled their passions into an electrifying new project: a film rumored to cross the boundaries of on-screen sexuality. But it’s James’s limits that are about to be tested—by a surreptitiously filmed video of his wife with her co-star Johnny Bergs, in the most comprising of situations. Within hours, it goes viral.
Regina claims she is innocent. But the humiliation and rage leave James with only one recourse—an act of violence that sends him on the run and into hiding. Seething with bitter betrayal, and a still-consuming love for his troubled wife, he nurses a slow-boiling desire for something more permanent: revenge. His need for vengeance takes James and Regina on a headlong odyssey of obsession, sexual impulse, blackmail, and murder. And getting back will be hell.

Ask me: I loooooovvvvveee all of EJD books and An Accidental Affair is no exception. Love, sex, tension, passion, and erotic are only a few words to describe this ripped from the headlines tale. James Thicke is a smart, sexy, and mysterious man that loves his wife and all her flaws and he'll do anything for her love and career. Filled with colorful characters, intimate sexual imagery, and a beautifully woven plot not only  make you want more but anticipate the book. Dickey has the power and ability to carefully be current with whats happening in society. But also the ability to tell a tale of two lovers living in a world where there is always more than meets the eye. I loved this book. I love EJD and I cannot wait for his next book!!!

In an exciting historical whodunit, a young black man is murdered and even though suspects abound, no one is trying too hard to find his killer.
The novel begins as “The Great War” is coming to an end. As Robert Parker’s body is lowered into the grave, Herman Camm introduces himself to the mourning family. He is a beady-eyed, small-framed, well-dressed man with a mysterious stare—and he is about to drastically change the lives of three women: Mae Lou Parker; her daughter, Carrie; and Pearl Brown.
On Christmas Eve in Jefferson County, Virginia, trouble arrives when Carrie reveals a disturbing secret that will haunt and change their lives forever. Mae Lou is fed up with Herman spending time with other women and she goes to confront him. Everybody wants a part of him, including Willie; however, the tables are slightly turned when Willie ends up with a gun pointing directly at him.
All of the stories converge when Herman is found dead from a shotgun wound. There are many people Herman has offended. And all three women are suspects in his murder. An investigation is launched. But no one really cares, including the police. Blackberry Days of Summer is a brilliantly crafted story of family secrets, complexity and the courage of forgiveness.

Ask me: Ruth P. Watson is a relatively new author in the literary world. With hip tone, the ability to evoke an emotion immediately, suspense, and passion are only a brief way to describe this wonderful novel. I love a historicial fiction novel that doesn't put me the sleep and Blackberry Days of Summer is everything but a sleeper. From the beginning you're brought into a world where the head of the family dies and the mother shortly thereafter moves on with someone else. Yea, thats a large mouthful to swallow. I laughed, cried, cheered, stayed up late, and ranted and raved about this book. I absolutely loved this novel from its crisp pages to its enigmatic characters. This one will live on my bookshelf for a long time. Get your copy today!!

A good lovestory with a few twist and turns. You'll find yourself rooting for love and second chances for both parties involved. Know matter the reason you're reading the firstbook and latest book from this author she's sure to pull at your heart strings. At the end of the day life isn't as perfect a romantic comedy or as classic and timeless as a novel. But one things for sure this novel is as authentic and original as its author. Bravo for a fresh spin on love!!