Saturday, October 24, 2020

Book Review: Only One Knight by Kendy Ward

Title: Only One Knight Book 2 in the Knight in Damaged Armor Series
Author:  Kendy Ward
Genre:  Christian Fiction
Rating:  💣💣💣💣💣

 Priscilla Deveaux and Randy Knight are both opposites.  Priscilla grew up in poverty with her father not in her life. Although she has accepted Christ, there are some deep issues that she hasn't resolved that is unknowingly hindering her growth.  Randy Knight is a millionaire and raising a slightly troublesome daughter, grew up in church, but a past indiscretion has caused him to lose his faith and grow further from God.  Although Priscilla is growing feelings for Randy, His lack of commitment to God is a hinderance and is stalling their relationship.  

This story will have you in your feelings.  I loved especially Priscilla's character.  I have had some of the same thoughts she expressed in the story.  Sound, Biblical advice was woven all throughout the story.  The author writes such heartwarming scenes, and you can feel God when he's speaking to the characters as if He was speaking to you.  God was shown throughout the entire story.  Although it's shown as book 2 in the series, it read as a stand alone.  This was my first time reading this author, and It won't be my last.  I plan to go back and read book 1 and am anticipating book 3.  

Link for Purchase

Friday, October 23, 2020

Book Review: A Little Bit of Karma by Reshonda Tate Billingsley

Book: A Little Bit of Karma
Author:  Reshonda Tate Billingsley
Genre: Women's Suspense
Rating: 💣💣💣💣💣

From the outside looking in, Jay and Shannon LoveJoy's Marriage is perfect.  Their call in radio show has turned into them being invited to a marriage retreat.  But looks can be deceiving when the couple has to pretend they don't want a divorce when it's discovered Jay has had an affair.  When Jay's mistress turns up dead, the couple is accused of the murder, narrowly escape running home, and they have to not only find the real killers in order to clear their name, they must also work together and decide if they want to continue to stay married to each other.

Although this book is different from the authors usual style, it was none the less a phenomenal read.  I enjoyed the story, and did not expect the twists and turns that were woven throughout the book.   I did not want this story to end.  Although the author normally doesn't do sequels, I would like to see another one to see an update with these characters.  I really enjoyed reading this book, and It will be on one of my top reads for the year.  Amazing job

Link to Purchase:

Thursday, October 22, 2020


What starts as the best summer ever, quickly turns into a foul play. D.J. has to give up her bedroom, and the most important softball tournament of her short career, for Gran. Without D.J. the team isn't confident they'll be able to make it past the Summer Softball Showdown for a shot at Nationals. Being at Gran's turns out to be more rewarding than D.J. could have imagined. Unexpectedly, Gran becomes her biggest advocate and cheerleader.










            Eight is her number 

            McKinley is her name 

            Yes, she is the reason  

            We're gonna win this game.  


            The dugout is cheering and going crazy. The bases are loaded and Big Mac is up to bat. Although she's skinny, she got the nickname because she's a finisher. Known for being a clutch player, sending balls deep into center field. McKinley's hit the scoreboard at least five times this season and has knocked the ball over the fence at least six times. Someone from the stands once hollered Big Mac, and the name stuck.  

            It's a full count with two strikes, three balls at the bottom of the seventh inning, and we're down by two. If Big Mac lives up to her reputation, she'll bring us all home, and we'll win the game.  

             "Stay calm and focus," Coach Todd yelled from the coach’s box. 

            The pitcher throws the ball, and crack! Big Mac sends the ball deep into center field right over the fence. Our dugout goes wild and they all run to home plate to welcome us in chanting: 

            Come home  

            Come home 

            We miss you  

            We miss you 

            Come home  

            Come home  


            "That's the ball game!" The umpire yells.  

            It’s shaping up to be the best summer ever! I'm playing my dream position and our team chemistry is the best it's ever been. Most of us have played together since twelve and under softball and we're genuine friends. Coach says you can't buy the kind of chemistry we've developed over the years.  

            I'll dream about this game for months to come. I had four runs, made four outs, and almost a double play. Jade, my best friend and our first baseman, dropped the ball. But we're working on making that play work. By the big tournament, we should have mastered it. We're practicing, but game situations always come out different. 

            On the drive home, I gave a recap of the highlights to my family. They could barely get a word in. Mama finally said, "When we get home, we need to talk."  


                "Are you kidding me?" I said, dropping into a chair at the kitchen table. "But it's a big tournament for our team. Ma, it's a big tournament for me!” 

            "There will be more tournaments this summer and the next. There is more to life than playing softball. Gran's house is too much for her to take care of by herself, and her health has not been the best lately. She needs our help and we are going to give it to her. Our family is important and it comes first above everything else." 

            "What about Uncle Jaxon or Auntie Liv and their families? Can't they do it, or at least help? Why do we have to do it?"  

            "I can't count on either of them right now. Your dad and I have discussed it and our decision is final." 

            "And you never considered how your decision would impact me, or even how I'd feel about it? I've worked hard, really hard over, the last year to get better. And now that I've finally secured my position as shortstop, you're snatching the rug from under me. I'm not saying I don't want to help Gran, but can we do it after my tournament?" 

            "Don't be so dramatic, Daisy. We're all making sacrifices. And, I need you to move your things into your brother's room before we leave. When we return, I want the room to be ready for your Gran." 

            "D.J., Ma. Will you please call me D.J. all the time?" 

            From where I sit, it looks like I'm the only one making sacrifices around here. Gran is coming to live with all of us, but I'm having to give up my room and miss a crucial tournament. Other than my parents’ bedroom, mine is the next largest, with an ensuite bathroom. Daddy says he wants Gran to have her privacy.  

            I have to move in with J.P., my nine-year-old brother. His room smells like old cheese, he farts in his sleep, and still has an imaginary friend. I'd be better off sleeping in a closet. Since I'm a girl, my older brother, J.R. and J.P. should share a room. My parents wouldn't even entertain the thought. So, I'm stuck.  

            Like I said before, I'm missing a crucial softball tournament. Mama thinks it's just another tournament in a summer of tournaments. It's so much more. I've worked my butt off to move from outfield to shortstop. I've practiced all year long, including during the off-season. I've always wanted to play shortstop since I first started playing when I was nine years old. Daddy took me to see a college softball game. Kattie Pierre was the shortstop. She was ridiculously good, catching balls and tagging runners between first and second base. Kattie stopped a ground ball, tagged second base, slung it to first, making a double play. From that day, I set my sights on playing shortstop just like her.  

            My coaches have always put me in the outfield because of my speed. Finally, Coach Todd gave me a chance to play in-field. So far this season, I've led our team in runs and outs. I haven't made a double-play yet, but I'm looking forward to that day. I don't want to let our team down.  

            This upcoming tournament is a game-changer for all of us. It's the Super Summer Classic Showdown in Chicago. The top two teams are guaranteed a bid to the Midwest Nationals in Chicago. Coach Todd says we have a good shot. Playing on that level is the kind of opportunity softball players only get in their dreams. And it can open doors that high school leagues can't. There will be college coaches from all over the U.S. looking for their next standout player. Although Kattie Pierre hasn't played for years, she still attends.   

            When we return to practice tomorrow, I will have to tell my teammates and coach, that I won't be going with them to the big tournament, and their shot at Nationals is basically in the hands of Mya.



a signed copy of A Double Play Summer!




As far back as she can remember, L.M. Richardson has wanted to be a writer. Her start came with a sixth-grade writing contest. Children’s books have always been her favorite of all other genres. Writing for children has always been her passion. Her aim is to create books where black young women can see themselves and be proud of who they are. Richardson is a wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoys spending time with her large family, relaxing on her patio, and cooking. She's a college instructor at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, her Alma Mater, and has a MA in Journalism.




Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Promo Tour: A Double Play Summer by l. m. richardson


What starts as the best summer ever, quickly turns into a foul play. D.J. has to give up her bedroom, and the most important softball tournament of her short career, for Gran. Without D.J. the team isn't confident they'll be able to make it past the Summer Softball Showdown for a shot at Nationals. Being at Gran's turns out to be more rewarding than D.J. could have imagined. Unexpectedly, Gran becomes her biggest advocate and cheerleader.








a signed copy of A Double Play Summer!




As far back as she can remember, L.M. Richardson has wanted to be a writer. Her start came with a sixth-grade writing contest.Children’s books have always been her favorite of all other genres. Writing for children has always been her passion. Her aim is to create books where black young women can see themselves and be proud of who they are.Richardson is a wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoys spending time with her large family, relaxing on her patio, and cooking. She's a college instructor at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, her Alma Mater, and has a MA in Journalism.




Friday, October 9, 2020

Cover Reveal: Consuming Logan (Bachelors of Shell Cove #5) by Siera London

CONSUMING LOGAN (Bachelors of Shell Cove #5) by Siera London Release Date: December 2nd   
PREORDER: Amazon:   
PREORDER: Amazon:      
Blurb:  From USA Today Bestselling author Siera London comes the final story in the Bachelors of Shell Cove series. Dr. Logan Masters is on the cusp of achieving everything he’s planned and worked for: the coveted career, the prominent social status, and the coup de grace—marriage to the woman of his dreams. But success has a price. When a brutal attack abruptly rips away the things Logan holds dear, long buried insecurities rock the foundation of his future with Ava.   For six months, Ava Walters has dreamed of her perfect wedding day to her very own fairytale hero. Logan has been her strength and refuge, until a potentially career-ending injury changes him.

While Logan and Ava struggle to navigate the sudden change to their plans, an enemy conceives a deadly finale. Now, Logan must risk everything to defeat a past enemy before his future bride is lost to him forever.      

About the Author:
Siera London, a former naval officer, is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary and paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and crime fiction. A native Floridian, her love of coastal towns and bustling cities shines through in her witty and dramatic storytelling. Currently, she resides in northern Virginia with her husband and a color patch tabby named Frie.    

Connect w/Siera: 

Cover Reveal: Until Now by Delaney Diamond




Shanice Lawrence has met the perfect man. He’s sexy, considerate, and best of all, he loves to read. She’s certain she’s found the man of her dreams—until she learns the truth about the real reason for his appearance in her life.


Cruz Cordoba’s mission was simple: Get close to Shanice, retrieve the data, and kill anyone who gets in his way—including her. But he didn’t anticipate falling for the voluptuous bookstore clerk. Now he has to decide what’s more important—the mission, or the woman.




Amazon UK:

Amazon CA:

Apple: Coming soon



Google Play:







Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Louisiana Love Series by Danyelle Scroggins Tour and Giveaway!


The Perfect Chance

A Louisiana Love Book 3

by Danyelle Scroggins

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Kane and Veronica’s wedding became the perfect backdrop for the next Faith Temple Cathedral wedding, as Damon proposed to Selena. Although it felt right from the beginning, things are progressing, and Selena is starting to feel something pricking about her response.


Newly married Veronica Booth and her sister-in-love, Jasmine Kimbrel, have decided to throw an exclusive couples event for all the couples of Faith Temple Cathedral who were instrumental in their life and wedding. And although there are a few singles in attendance, most of them are engaged or have someone they’ve labeled as a close friend or potential love interest. As soon as it seems that everything is going how they envisioned, The Perfect Chance to do what is right, instead of what appears pressured, brings two people to a space that neither of them saw coming.


Austin Davenport has been in love with Selena since she walked into Vance’s room at Louisiana Day Hospital. And although she pulled away from him and into another man’s arms, Austin’s committed to standing in faith. Will his faith pay off by presenting The Perfect Chance for Austin to win back her heart, or will he have to pick up the pieces of his broken heart?



Goodreads * Amazon







The Wrong Decision

A Louisiana Love Book 2


Kane Jackson Booth is in love with Veronica Kimbrel and neither of them desire to venture into forbidden territories but things are becoming a bit more heated than either of them can handle. So in making what she feels is a right suggestion, Kane makes a wrong decision that could cost them their forever after.

Right when things are shaking and seemingly cracking, Selena is in need of help and Veronica uses this opportunity to leave Kane and all of their problems behind her. She soon finds out that running away doesn’t always solve the problem, or make things right but in the school of love, making

The Wrong Decision because of someone else’s wrong decisioncan bring love to a breaking point and destroy what God has plans to put together.

Now, that Veronica is heading home, she has to face the facts that she’s just as bad as Kane. But what she does not know is, Kane has come face to face with his own facts and is preparing a surprise that will altar their very lives, and at the same time bring joy and healing to their hearts.

Jasmine is now Jasmine Kimbrel, the wife of Vance Kimbrel but her Jessica Booth is making the right choice with repairing the breach completely between she and Jasper Sr. 

Will this be another Booth surprise to remember? Or will The Wrong Decision ruin their chances at being the one big happy family everyone respects?


Goodreads * Amazon








The Right Choice

A Louisiana Love Book 1



Jasmine Booth has fallen in love over the Christmas holiday to Vance Kimbrel Jr. and neither of them are willing to let the other go their separate ways. If you were born in a pentecostal, Baptist, or protestant home, you know the cardinal rule when it comes to living with someone with whom you have not married. It’s the imaginary eleventh commandment…Thou Shalt Not Shack, and both Jasmine and Vance have decided to break the rules.
In The Right Choice, Jasmine Booth, the one and only daughter of Jasper Sr. and Jessica Booth, has made a choice that has made neither of her parents proud. She’s moving to California to become the live-in woman of Vance Kimbrel Jr., and she refuses to change her mind because her family calls it sin.
Jasmine feels like she’s old enough to make her own choices and decisions, but questions whether or not Vance will still respect her in the end.
Vance has found the love of his life. Now, coupled with his two main goals, finishing college and going into the league, he’s now added, becoming the husband of Jasmine Booth.
Something will happen to make Jasmine question whether or not the right choice was made. But in the end, it was Jasmine’s choice to make.
Will this choice lead them in a direction that’s deeper than disappointing their parents? Or, will both Jasmine and Vance learn a lesson that will last a life time.
One thing is for sure, we all are entitled to make choices, but the question will always remain, Are we willing to endure the Consequence or our choice? And, Whether or not it was, The Right Choice.


Goodreads * Amazon






About the Author

Danyelle is the Senior Pastor of New Vessels Ministries North in Shreveport, Louisiana. She is a dynamic author of both Christian fiction and non-fiction books. She studied Theology at Louisiana Baptist University, has a Psychology Degree from the University of Phoenix, an Interdisciplinary Degree in Psychology /Biblical Studies, and a Masters in Religious Education from Liberty University. She owns Divinely Sown Publishing LLC.


Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Bookbub * Amazon * Goodreads


Author Links













$25 Amazon gift card, Swag Bag with the series and other goodies! - 1 winner each

Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

Questions: Stuff About The Books

What inspired you to write this book?

I was inspired to write the A Louisiana Love Series after I wrote about the families in my Christmas books Love Me Again and Never Looking Back. I needed to explore these families a little deeper and they made sure I knew it.

What can we expect from you in the future?

I’m presently working on another four book series and a Christmas release that will go out this year with friends.

How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?

Most of the times, the characters introduce themselves to me. It has become so interesting how names just pop up in your mind and you know they must be a book character.

Where did you come up with the names in the story?

Lots of African American families keep with the same initials in their family, especially, if the husband and wife have that initial. So, these families have stuck to that tradition.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

With all three, I loved writing up into the plots. For the first time I really had no clue what my plot would be. I wanted to try writing without grafting and it worked for me. I also really enjoyed digging for another language. I wanted to incorporate Spanish since the characters were Latino, and it was amazing.


Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?

When I think about he main family, The Booth Family…

the wife, Jessica Booth, is definitely the matriarch of her family.

her husband, Jasper Booth Sr., is a witty mild-mannered man.

their adopted son, Kane Jackson Booth, is a hot head whose eventually going to figure out why he’s so angry.

their son, Jasper Jr., is a complete smart mouth who I’d like to say is me as a guy, and

their daughter, Jasmine, is the typical spoiled baby girl of the family who has her father’s heart and her mother’s stubbornness.


How did you come up with the title of your first novel?

After the Christmas books, I was left thinking their stories had to be explored. Well, because the two had fallen in love over the Christmas holidays, I knew how lovers felt to be apart. So, I came up with her making a choice that was wrong to everyone else but right for her. Then the next titles just flowed from that. The effect of choice…is what I’d like to call it.


Who designed your book covers?

I have been blessed to be able to design my own covers. I almost love doing  covers as much as I love writing.


If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?

Angela Bassett would definitely me Lady Jessica Booth.

Laurence Fishburne would be Jasper Booth Sr.

Will Smith would be Dr. James Booth.

Gabrielle Union would be Jasmine Booth.

LaLa Anthony would be Veronica Kimbrel-Booth.

The Sisters Valerie (Salma Hayak) & Vashti- (Eva Longoria)

Jennifer Lopez would be Selena Cox.

Fantasia Barrino would be Jade Booth.

Rome Flynn would be Vance Kimbrel Jr.


What is your favorite part of this book and why?

In the Right Choice: My favorite part is when Vance and Austin were taken hostage by Elaina. I loved how Austin had to finally come to terms with the power of God, by hearing and obeying the Spirit.

In the Wrong Decision: My favorite part is when Selena goes to Dade and talks with her abuela. It’s so important to get an understanding and sometimes when we do, we come to peace with other’s decisions.

In the Perfect Chance: My favorite part was the wedding. I just loves how God will take over and although you set things to go one way, He makes it fit His plans.

If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

I would definitely spend my day with Jessica Booth. I love strong women and I would just want to sit in the living room talking about lasting marriages and raising children. I’d also like to discuss how she became so firm in her relationship with Christ. She’s doing nothing or making no decisions without the Lord.

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

They come entirely from my imagination but Jade’s grandmother was mine. If you go back to the Christmas books where these families first began, you’ll see more about First Lady Bishop.

Have you written any other books that are not published?

I’m actually writing the last book of this series entitled, The Blessed Opportunity. It will feature Damon and Hope and explore their relationship.

If your book had a candle, what scent would it be?

Lavender—Calming and soothing at the same time.

Is there an writer which brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?

I know this may seem absolutely crazy, but for me it would be the Apostle Paul. His writings are so loved packed and you could feel the love and admiration he had for Christ and His people through his writings 

A Little About Me:

I’ve always been a love child per se…loving all things romance. When my second grade teacher introduced me to Amelia Bedelia books by Herman Parish, I knew I would write.

Then my mom introduced me to romance by Danielle Steels and who we considered the bad girl of books at that time—Jackie Collins. Finally, I decided I’d be the Danyelle with the “y” who will write books about love.

Life has been so rewarding as I finally realize that everything I’ve ever faced was simply for my good. The good, bad, and the ugly now find itself woven in the corridors of my books and I’m grateful to be able to share stories with the world of God’s goodness, grace, mercy, and love.

And you know what’s even greater? We don’t have to be perfect to be a part of His family, to receive His love, or to be a recipient of His grace.

He has shown me that I can write about love, problems, situations, and circumstances that we face as humans but also show how we overcome the situations and circumstances we face, by the blood of the lamb and the words of our testimony.

As you read this book or any of my books, understand that they are in fact a testimony to God’s goodness, grace, mercy, and love towards His people.


More About Me:

I’m learning how to accept that my books are dedicated for ministry tools. I can remember a moment of not being saved. Or, was with one foot in Christ and the other dipping in and out of sin. So, the reality was, I was warring against living a life of holiness. If you asked me, I thought I was saved, but I was comfortable practicing sin.

One day, it hit me, if you genuinely want to see God’s blessings and the manifestation of His Spirit, you have to learn what it means to die daily.

A part of this daily death was to stop reading books that encourage sin. I’ve been a reader all my life, and I never realized how much of an impact book was having on me until I stopped reading books that made my body react.

Then, I decided I needed to write the type of books I love to read. Books that encouraged a walk with Christ explored love but honored the bedroom of the married. I may take you in their room, but I will never allow you to see what happens in their marital connection experience.

Even for my characters, it’s their place where God closes the covers for just the two of them.

Does this make my books better than anyone else’s? Not. It just makes them an option for those fleeing a life of sexual sins, but desire to read about love. It’s all in what you want and what works for you.

Questions: Author Danyelle Scroggins

Stuff about you:

Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?

I became an author when my second husband, on our first date said, “If you marry me, you can stay home and write books and I will provide for our family. As long as you write, you don’t have to work.” Little did I know, writing was working, but I took the bait and here I am twenty-five books later, and three anthologies.

What is something unique/quirky about you?

I love giving. I will give you the shirt off my back and go home in my bra if you need it.

Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!

I started pastoring a church over six years ago and I’m still doing it!

What are some of your pet peeves?

Lying, when you don’t have to. Scratching bumps…I hate to see it.

Where were you born/grew up at?

I was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and grew up there in a neighborhood called, Queensborough. I always loved that name because my paternal grandmother was named, Queen.

If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?

Definitely repenting for my sins, forgiving others and asking them to forgive me, and loving on those who I spend life with, my hubby, children, parents, siblings, and my members.

Who is your hero and why?

God…because only He could unselfishly give of His only begotten Son to die for the sins of the world.

What kind of world ruler would you be?

A fair, honest, and just ruler, with integrity and love.

What are you passionate about these days?

Helping people to build a relationship with Christ or either get to know Him.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

I absolutely love bathes. So, if I’m sick, bothered, or need relaxation, you can find me in the tub.

How to find time to write as a parent?

I learned to write in the midst of the television, traffic, radio, and all sorts of noises. My adult children say, “We loved when she would write, her answer to everything was, ‘Yes.’” So, there you have it. Say yes and they will let you work.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!

Generous, smart mouth, funny-chick.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

The day I received the copies of my first book.

Do you have a favorite movie?

Pretty Woman

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?

Evonta’s Revenge, Enduring Love, Grace Revealed, The Wrong Decision

What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?

I typically will go to different cities in Louisiana and stay in hotels for a week. This allows me to research and just hear.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

The Lion