Untraditional Love in The Dark by Victoria Warren Jackson

About the Author

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Victoria Warren Jackson was born in Milledgeville, Georgia. She was raised in Milledgeville, Georgia and Miami, Florida and attended Miami Norland Senior High School. She distinguished herself as an excellent student in high school and received numerous honors.

After graduating from high school, Victoria earned an Associate in Arts Degree in Broadcasting Journalism from Miami Dade College. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from Oakwood University. She earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.  Victoria is FCCPC Certified and has a CDA National.

Victoria has been an educator for sixteen years and began writing her first novel while teaching middle grade students. Victoria soon realized that writing is therapy and continues to write daily. She is the author of three books, Can You Feel Me? Intimate Poetry, Not Just Us, and Untraditional Love In The Dark.

Victoria is passionate about helping children become their best. She remains busy writing, teaching full-time, and volunteering in her community.

Victoria currently lives in Florida.

You can visit Victoria Warren Jackson’s website at: www.victoriawarrenjackson.com or connect with her at Twitter.

About the Book:

Untraditional Love in the Dark

It has been a long time since Samantha has felt loved by a man. For now, she just wants to be left alone. She continues to live a lonely life, but an early morning visit to the beach changes everything. Her future husband, Isaiah, enters the picture.

Their marriage is every woman’s dream until Isaiah becomes distant and remote. Samantha becomes curious about his behavior and the absence of his immediate family. One part of her wants to overlook the uneasy feelings, but curiosity causes her to search for the truth.

Isaiah has a disturbing secret. Once Samantha discovers the truth, she is forced to travel a painful journey to recovery. Is Samantha prepared to lose her husband forever?

Samantha finally learns about self-love. She is torn between salvaging her marriage and the desire to find true love. Samantha is unable to deny her life will never be the same even if she decides to remain married to Isaiah.

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Book Review: Bejeweled with Chelle Ramsey

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Bejeweled

Chelle Ramsey

Publication Date: March 16, 2014

 4 Stars=Great Page Turner

 

Olivia Morris tries to keep her salon and its employees together in BeJeweled by Chelle Ramsey. Since the death of her mother, Olivia Morris has taken over the salon, BeJeweled, and all that comes with it. Olivia realizes she has taken on more than she cares to admit especially with the drama between employees. Olivia tries to be the peacemaker because she cares for her employees as if they are her own family. On the other hand, while Olivia is trying to be the mediator for her employees, she also has her own dilemma, such as a handsome man from her past.

In this first book of the series the focus is on Angel, a stylist at Bejeweled who is going through many ups and downs. Angel is married with a son trying to keep her marriage intact. Angel finds out some disturbing information and soon her home problems start to affect her job. This leaves Angel no chose but to make the hard decision she has been avoiding. Will Angel do what is best for her and her son? Or will she settle for the same?

BeJeweled was a wonderful introduction to a lively set of characters in a salon where the readers experience will never be the same. This book was entertaining with drama, a little suspense and a hint of romance. The author does a wonderful job pulling the reader into the story to the point that you feel for Angel even though you want her to wake up. This was an exciting book to read and I look forward to the next book in the series. I recommend BeJeweled to others.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

Book Review: The Man Test by Amanda Askel

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The Man Test

Amanda Askel

Publication Date: March 24, 2014

4 Stars=Great Page Turner

 

In The Man Test by Amanda Askel readers are introduced to Marin Johns, a therapist who discovers that her fiancée is having an affair. After going through her ordeal, Marin decides she is done with relationships until, she stubbles onto a book that explains the thinking process of men. Marin believes the book and that all men are cheaters that thrive on not getting caught.

Marin is soon on a mission to make a point so she starts a relationship with James from Montana. Marin is waiting for James to screw their fake relationship up and tries everything she can to prove her point. Will Marin succeed? Or will James prove there are a few good men left?

The Man Test was a funny contemporary book of the length a woman will go to prove she is right. The main character takes readers on a roller coaster ride as she tries every avenue to prove that men are no good. The author provides readers with well-developed characters with a consistent yet storyline even though I wanted Marin to let it go. I recommend The Man Test to others.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

 

Bejeweled with Chelle Ramsey

About The Author

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An avid reader since her primary years, Chelle saw books as an escape mechanism. Excited by the worlds, and characters that could be created with a touch of the imagination, she began writing her own stories at the age of 12. The more enamored with storytelling she became, the more she wanted to create stories about the suffering, and hardships she saw others enduring, with one twist…her characters would rise above their adversities and limitations, but not always with traditional endings.

This busy wife, and mother of three, exchanged her Girl Scout Leader pins for her creative writing pen, as she began to focus on publishing her novels. In her spare time, when she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading mystery novels, watching the NBA, remodeling their home with her husband, and spending time with him and their children. Having received her MBA in Human Resource Management, she says she cannot wait for the day when writing becomes her full-time career. “If I can show my readers they are not alone, in dealing with their challenges, and that they can rise above their limitations, I have achieved my goal,” Ramsey says.


Contact Info:

Website: www.cmichelleramsey.com

FB: Author Chelle Ramsey

Twitter: @ChellesBooks

Pinterest: authorcmramsey

Blog: www.writingmydreams.com

 

Bejeweled

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 About the Book

THE HOUSE OF BEJEWELED– the place all divas go in the ATL for the hottest hair styles and even hotter gossip.


OLIVIA – the owner of The House of BeJeweled hair and nail salon faces the challenge of inspiring the clientele while helping her team of talented stylists pick up the pieces of their broken lives. Paired with their constant drama, she must now fight to keep her heart protected from the one man who has always laid claim to it.
ANGEL – has put up with a lot from the man she loves.  Is his latest betrayal the last straw or can love conquer all? Beware the rage of a woman scorned.


Stop by for a visit and get your hair cut or colored at BeJeweled, where the scissors are sharp, but the tongues are sharper.

Excerpt-Belinda’s Storytelling Gossip

“And then she ran him out the house in his drawers, she had the broom whacking him in the back of the head,” Belinda said. Angel found it hard to stay mad at Belinda long, especially when she was in rare form like today, telling another one of her hilarious stories about her raucous neighbors.

It was a Saturday afternoon at BeJeweled and the clients were flowing in non-stop for hair and nail services. The mild temps of the early summer day brought women, teens, and children out in droves as they prepared for summer vacations.

“Oh Lord, I don’t know how you deal with that madness,” Ms. Helen, Belinda’s client responded.

“Easy, I pull up a chair, and a glass of iced tea, and watch the Friday night matinee,” Belinda explained.

“Why does she continue to put up with it?” Darla asked.

“Honey, they’ve been married for over 50 years and I guess Mrs. Florence ain’t giving Mr. Earl none no more, so he pays the little trollop down the street to come and tickle his fancy, every Friday night when Mrs. Florence goes to play bingo. Usually she doesn’t catch him in the act; she usually just catches Stacy hanging around their yard afterwards, making small talk with Mr. Earl and some of the other neighbors. But this time she caught them in the house and Mr. Earl was just pulling his underwear up. Apparently, Stacy was clothed but getting up off her knees, when Mrs. Florence bursts through the den door, with a broom. She’d heard him hollering out and didn’t know what was going on. So she came armed and prepared for battle.”

Angel and the other ladies in the shop were laughing, because along with her stories Belinda had antics of show-and-tell to demonstrate and bring life to her storytelling.

That’s the moment Black decided to walk through the doors of BeJeweled. Everyone greeted him, some nice and others averting their eyes. Angel knew that the team and clients alike believed he was no good for her; as sweet as she was, everyone wanted better for her. But she had on occasion let a few of them know she had to make her own decisions and live with them.