Monthly Wrap-Ups

May Wrap Up

I’m four books behind but I’m sure it’s because I read more full length novels this month and not a lot of novellas! I’m not worried though I’m sure I will read a few shorts and come across some novellas eventually! I made a lot of progress on Skye Moons catalog and came across two NTMA through reading her catalog! So overall I’m happy with my May reading! 

Reviews to come…link to book and synopsis below.

Riskin’ It All For His Love by Skye Moon

Lorenzo, Syrani, and Khiari have graduated from best friends playing in the sandbox to the top of the food chain in the streets. Together, they have everything they’ve ever dreamed of, but things quickly begin to spiral outside of their control when Khiari takes it upon himself to make a decision that affects them all.

Roslyn Taylor is a boss in her own right and is enjoying her life next to Lorenzo on his throne. When their happily ever after is threatened, Roslyn will do whatever she has to, to ensure that she comes out on top with the man she loves by her side.

Being the daughter of one of the most notorious gangsters that her city has ever seen, Eden Wright is seemingly off limits. The problem with that is, Lorenzo Tennessee has never been able to let anyone dictate his actions or tell him what to do.

The moment he and Eden cross paths, a spontaneous chain reaction takes place and leads to a potentially deadly turn of events that lands Zo in the very last place he ever expected to be.

The Heart Of A Savage by Skye Moon

Raquel Dunn lives her life in the fast lane, literally. Between her budding career and the relationship that she thinks she’s rekindling with her ex, Jupiter. Everything changes when a blast from the past reappears, flipping her entire world upside down.

Zion Mitchell has been dubbed the King of the Circuit. Haunted by memories of the past, Zion uses women as a distraction until he runs across one that intrigues him more than anyone ever has. Desperate to keep from repeating his past mistakes, Zion fights his attraction at all costs, until he finds himself needing the very person he’s pushing away.

Brehon Wilson is a former dope boy who’s determined to leave his old life in the past. When Brehon finds himself owing a debt that he can’t pay off, he’s quickly thrown into the underground racing world and back into close proximity with Raquel.

Kendall Wells is wealthy, spoiled, and used to getting whatever she wants. A night out with a friend lands Zion on her radar, and the two spark a genuine friendship that leaves Kendall wanting more, not knowing that Zion is a beast she might not be equipped to tame.

Beast: Happily Ever After by Skye Moon

Aasim and Laurent have their happily ever afters. Now, it’s Chaunce’s turn.**This short takes place between the ending and the epilogue of the standalone novel, Beast.**

Click link to access review of Beast

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson 

Award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson delivers another riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines mystery that exposes horrific secrets hiding behind the limelight and embraces the power of a young woman’s voice.

When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night. Who killed Korey Fields?

Before there was a dead body, Enchanted’s dreams had turned into a nightmare. Because behind Korey’s charm and star power was a controlling dark side. Now he’s dead, the police are at the door, and all signs point to Enchanted.

Power by Bella Jay

What if Aladdin was an above average thief in the hood, Princess Jasmine was the daughter of a crime boss, and Jafar was still the snake he always was? Welcome to Power.

For The Sultan Empire (TSE) nothing is more important than being and staying on top. The business and family come first.

Jolee Cullen was instilled this all her life and though she accepted it, all she wanted at her age was a chance at a regular life. But as the daughter of crime boss – Samuel Cullen -, and the heir to his throne, a regular life is never something she’d have. She was born with all the power she could want… but she wanted freedom. And once she meets Amare, she’ll have to decide between him and her empire.

Amare Thomas, a skilled thief, has spent the better part of his life trying to stay afloat for himself and his younger brother. When the consequences of a bad decision lands him on TSE’s payroll, he has no idea of the turn his life will take. Or that he’ll fall for his boss’ off limits daughter. For Amare having power is the furthest thing from his mind until he gets a taste.

Jareem Blackwood, the current right-hand man to Samuel, wants what he believes he deserves, and that’s to be Samuel’s successor. Jareem already has it all, but he doesn’t think he has enough. His pockets are deep but sometimes it’s not about the money, loyalty, or respect. It’s about the power. To him, you can never have enough and nothing or no one was going to stop him from getting the throne.

An Urban Fairytale Series is a series of standalone fairytale retellings and each book can be read as its own entity. Power is inspired by the classic fairytale, Aladdin. Make sure to check out the other book, Beast by Skye Moon!

You Make Me Better by AshleyNicole

Interior Designer Kallie Swanson just landed the biggest job of her career. Things are definitely looking up. She has her own business. She has the love and support of her family and friends. There’s no man in her life and hasn’t been for months, but that’s a non-issue. All that matters, is that her business is moving in the right direction. She is on cloud nine. 
Contractor Nathan Stemble is a grouch of a man with a horrible attitude and a huge chip on his shoulders. He has neither the patience nor the time for companionship and even less time for life’s physical pleasures. People in general are a pain to deal with and if that person just happens to be a woman, multiply that pain by ten. It’s been a year since he’s dealt with one and the way it’s going, it will be another year before he even considers it. 
All that changes the day he meets Kallie. After a not-so-pleasant introduction and even less pleasant early interactions, they find themselves on the best date of either of their lives. A night of passion, and bunch of confusion begins their journey towards love. Nathan needs a lot of healing that only Kallie can provide. Through it all, she forges through, forcing him to deal with his demons. He might not have wanted a woman before, but he definitely needs Kallie to help guide him through issues he’s refused to deal with his entire life. If she can get him to face his problems head on, maybe-just maybe, she can make him better.

Stroking The Flame Within Her Heart by Tay Mo’nae 

She was heartbroken and bitter.

He was looking for a fresh start.

When Amaya first meets Travis, she wasn’t looking to fall for him. Still hurt over her ex’s betrayal she swears off love for good. Travis has only been in town a few months and his name was already a hot commodity. Ignoring all the women throwing themselves at him, he sets his sights on Amaya, determined to show her not every man will break her heart.

What happens when a stubborn candle maker and an empathy fill musician collide? Amaya might learn that Travis was just what the doctor ordered.

& Then There Was You by Tay Mo’nae 

All Sevyn wanted was to finish law school and make her late grandmother proud. She was never the one to color outside lines or go against the rules. When Sevyn is suddenly faced with past due bills and eviction she becomes overwhelmed on how to stay above water. What she didn’t expect was to offer to help her with all her troubles, the only problem is it goes against all her morals.
Nasir is content in his relationship with his long-term girlfriend. The two of them have an understanding an inviting another partner in the bedroom has never been an issue, until now. When Sevyn joins the couple for one night of pleasure, Nasir instantly becomes attracted to the innocence surrounding her. Soon he begins to question his current relationship and finds it hard to stay away from Sevyn. While Sevyn tries to fight the brewing desire she has for Nasir, he embraces it. What neither of them counted on was a fatal encounter that could take the both of them out before they even begin.

& Then There Was You by Tay Mo’nae 

At the end of part one, we were left with our mouths open.
Brycen was told a secret Linnea never wanted to get out, at least until she able to reveal it. Now she’s forced to pick up the pieces of the mess her father created and watch the man she loves possibly spend the rest of his life with another woman. Will her father’s actions be the straw that broke the camel’s back?
After being shot Sevyn washes her hands with Nasir. Missing her simple life before him she tries to move on, but quickly learns it’s not as easy as it seems. Nasir refuses to let her go, but with his crazy ex-girlfriend still lurking in the shadows, he may not have a choice but to grant Sevyn’s wish. When more unseen circumstances are thrown at both Sevyn and Nasir, the two learn life has a funny way of humbling you.
Deasia joins the scene, with a complicated relationship leading the way. Tired of the domestic disputes she tries to leave but her boyfriend isn’t letting her get away that easily. Will she be able to escape his clutches before things turn fatal?
Join the finale ride with the crew and see if they’re able to overcome the twist and turns thrown at them.

The Art Of Falling by Skye Moon

Desperate to get away from his troubled past, Shameek“Meek” Black moves to Virginia with a new plan in mind. Love is the furthest thing from his mind until he crosses paths with his gorgeous neighbor, Kiyanne, who sparks an undeniable attraction inside of him.

Feisty Kiyanne Waters is battling dark memories that she can’t seem to bury. Her lack of ability to open up makes it difficult to allow Meek into her life, though he isn’t making it easy for her to turn him down. The more she resists, the more motivated Meek becomes to help Kiyanne discover the art of falling in love.

This novella is a re-release, and was a Valentine’s Day introduction to these characters. Before you read, there ARE questions left unanswered that will be addressed in the follow up series 

The Art Of Falling For Dope Boy by Skye Moon

After years of harboring a secret crush, Gabriella finally got what she wanted and found herself wrapped up in Hendric, the man who’s had her heart since high school. She quickly learns to be careful with what you wish for and that everything she wants isn’t good for her. When a new man swoops into her life, she’s forced to decide whether to follow her heart or start over with someone willing to give her everything the man she loves won’t.

The last thing Hendric expected when he came into town to visit his best friend, was to fall for the one girl he’d always sworn to stay away from. The more he resists, the harder he falls. Just when he’s on the verge of making a change in his life, the streets remind him of who he is and why he was determined to stay away from Gabriella in the first place.

The Art Of Falling For Dope Boy 2 by Skye Moon

Cersi is young, wild, and flashy and doesn’t care what anyone has to say. Her only concern in life was snagging a baller, an ambition that quickly lands her in a dire situation. When something surfaces that alters the entire course of her being, Cersi is left to pick up the pieces of the life she once thought she had under control.

After finding out that the love of her life is connected to her long lost brother, Kiyanne is left at a loss. Not yet ready to face the full demons of her past, she avoids Gabriel until she can’t anymore. The two of them begin to rekindle their relationship, but neither of them anticipated the unexpected foe determined to keep them apart.

Hendric’s ties to the streets have caught up to him in the worst way, leaving him scrambling to put the pieces of his life back together. In doing so he distanced himself from Gabby to keep her safe, but the snakes in their grass are closer than any of them could have imagined. Can he keep himself together enough to keep both himself and Gabriella afloat? Or will they both fall victim to his past?

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