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“The New Mrs. Collins,” by Quanie Miller book review

collins_ebook(1)This is a story of a woman named Leena who is left at the altar. She is totally blind sided when she discovers that not only has her finance cheated on her, but is planning to marry the other woman shortly after their canceled wedding day. It wouldn’t have been so bad if she and her ex-finance didn’t have a child together and lived in a small town where the problems and woes of others is the main form of entertainment for the towns folk.

Leena is concerned that her son’s stepmother is not what she seems and goes looking into the new Mrs. Collins past. What she finds will turn her life and those of the towns people upside down.

This was a very well written story that was easy to read. It was a page turn to say the least. It draws you into the story and makes it hard for you to stop reading it. The characters had depth and were well scripted. Even with a supernatural storyline, it felt like I was right in the middle of the story.

With that being said, I gave this book 5 stars which is rare for me. I can usually find something I don’t like. Even the ending was good.



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This book was given free for review.


Guess What I’m Reading? “The New Mrs. Collins” by Quanie Miller

This is a good read so far. I’m almost done and I can’t wait to see what happens at the end.

In the small town of Carolville, Louisiana, no one knows that Adira Collins inherited mystic powers from her great-grandmother. All they know is that she’s beautiful, poised, graceful, and ruthless—especially when it comes to love. And no one knows that more than Leena Williams, who was all set to marry the man of her dreams until Adira swooped into town and stole the man’s heart.

Being left at the altar is bad enough, but Leena and her ex share custody of their son, so she has to see the new Mrs. Collins on a regular basis.
And it burns every time she does.
But soon, Leena starts to suspect that there is more to Adira Collins than meets the eye. And it’s not because she owns some
kinky lingerie shop or allegedly insulted the pastor’s wife: it’s the strange way she can make a door close without touching it, or take one look at something and make it drop dead at her feet. Leena starts digging for answers and soon discovers that, unlike her public persona, Adira’s true nature is somewhere on the other side of grace. She also learns, a little too late, that some secrets are better left buried.
About the Author:
Quanie Miller grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana. She fell in love with reading at an early age and spent most of her time at the Iberia Parish Library discovering authors like R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike (she was often found walking back home from the library with a stack of books that went up to her chin). She holds degrees from Louisiana State University and San Jose State University. She has been the recipient of the James Phelan Literary Award, the Louis King Thore Scholarship, the BEA Student Scriptwriting Award, and the Vicki Hudson Emerging Writing Prize. She loves writing stories about strong willed women who can’t keep themselves out of trouble. She is the author of The New Mrs. Collins, a southern paranormal novel, and It Ain’t Easy Being Jazzy, a romantic comedy. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and is currently, as always, working on another novel. To find out more about Quanie and her works in progress visit quanietalkswriting.com.
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You Make Me Feel Brand New by Chicki Brown-Book Review

YMMFBN - Final CoverOne year ago, personal chef Jan Davis signed her divorce papers after a miserable twenty-five-year marriage. She is single again, and romantic attention is as foreign to her as ancient Carthaginian cuisine. When she meets her new
client, sports management agent Mac Sinclair, who is eleven years younger, Jan’s life takes a complete turnaround. She’s thrilled, but everyone in her life isn’t as pleased.


This book was phenomenal. It is a story of a woman who finally took the reins of her life into her on hands and leaves a dead in marriage. As soon as her life seems to be going the way she always planned, a gorgeous man falls in her lap. She has to decide whether to fight for this relationship or keep the peace with family and friends.

I would recommend this book to love story readers. It is a quick read and a page turner.

I gave this You Make Me Feel Brand New four stars.

4 stars


This book give free for review.

Interview with Michigan Literary Network

Check out my interview with Sylvia Hubbard on the Michigan Literary Network blog talk radio yesterday.


Interview with Hannah D. Spivey, author of Ebony the Beloved

Today I have the pleasure of talking with Hannah D. Spivey, author of Ebony the Beloved.

Q.   Tell us about your book Ebony the Beloved.

A.  My book is about a young girl named Ebony who’s seen worst days than Satan.

Q.   In the blurb you talk about “Ebony still struggles to fight her way to the top, never fully realizing what her worth is.” What did you mean by that?

A. Well, Ebony has been knocked and kicked down by her “family” and peers so much that she begins believing that she isn’t worthy of anything. Fighting for love and acceptance is a struggle for her and even though she met a man who amassed wealth, his money alone could never buy her the genuine love she always craved.

Q.  What gave you the innovation to write this particular story?

A.  I love literature. So I wanted to write a book that many people can relate to. I wrote this book as way of being a voice to so many people who have been abused and are being abused as we speak. Also, I wrote this book because even though there are hundreds and thousands of books about abuse, I knew there could never be a book quite like this one.

Q.    Has your writing been inspired by friends/ family?

A.   My book has been inspired by some of my personal experiences as well as authors such as Mary Monroe, Carl Weber, and Kimberla Lawson Roby. All three of them are uniquely talented. Continue reading

Bulletproof Love-Loyalty Before Betrayal by Daniell Harshaw

Bullet Proof Love, Loyalty Before Betrayal is a cautionary hood tale of two friends who rise to power after a snatch and grab robbery. The story goes on to tell how they give back to the community, have children and try to build an empire only to get caught by law enforcement. During their rise to power a turf war breaks out and rival drug dealers put a price on the heads of the two main characters. This drug war cost both side casualties and sparks the investigation into the M.O.E.T organization.

I like that the story show the reader that just because you have it all doesn’t mean you get to keep it. The story displays in black and white the toys that come with being in the drug game can come as fast as they go and cost you your freedom in the long run.

I didn’t like that the characters were your stereotypical gangsters or that the two main characters had female companions who seem to be slow on the uptake. This books needs some editing, but it didn’t take away from the readability of the book. I gave the book four stars but it could easily become a five-star book with some editing. I think that this new author has a lot of potential and with some editing this book could be phenomenal. I read it in a day and half, but I could have finished it the same day. I had to prepare for Thanksgiving company.

This story is available in ebook and paperback. Click here to purchase this novel.

This book given free for review.