Saturday, October 06, 2007

Sleeping with Strangers By Eric Jerome Dickey

From Thieves' Paradise to Drive Me Crazy to Chasing Destiny (which reached #6 on the New York Times list—his eighth bestseller), Eric Jerome Dickey has captivated audiences with his edgy, steamy books.

Dickey's fans will be delighted by this fast-paced, deadly, and sensual read that gives them the chance to catch up with some of their favorite characters while introducing a great new bad-boy narrator: a hit man who goes by the name of Gideon. He's a man who lives off the grid, drifting along while making love on the run as he works as a hit man—enacting the revenge of the broken-hearted . . . for a price.

With a supporting cast of grifters and killers, broken-hearted squares and streetwalkers, and three very different women who each want to become Gideon's leading lady, this is a world that thrives on the darker passions of revenge and desire.

I am a fan of the writing style of Eric Jerome Dickey, and I have only been disappointed with one of his titles, Theives Paradise. His works seem to get better as he evolves as a writer, and I am excited about reading this one, as well as the follow-up, Waking With Enemies...that will be the next featured title. Happy Reading, and please share your thoughts!

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Monday, July 30, 2007

New Black Owned Online Book Store!

My good friend Patrice, just started up a black owned online bookstore, Paige Turners. When you are getting ready to order from other online vendors, check out Paige Turners instead! I am really proud of her...she is turning her dream into a reality. Not only is she an entrepreneur, she is also very talented...She drew the above picture!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Confessions of a Lonely Soul by Harold L. Turley II

I am a member of another book club and this is the title that was voted for this month's reading selection. I am not familiar with this author's body of work...hopefully this read will not disappoint.

In life, DeMarco Reid was known as a loving husband, who was also dedicated to his work and to advancing the cause of AIDS research. But in death, he exposes secrets of his tormented life, that could tear his family apart.

When a prerecorded message from DeMarco plays during his tear-filled wake, friends and family are happy to see him again. But when he opens his mouth, he divulges dark information no one ever knew—that his beloved, pregnant wife, Lia, killed herself because she contracted HIV when she was unfaithful, and passed it on to him. And that’s just where it starts. After all, there are two sides to every story, and this grief-stricken family may be hiding some shocking secrets of their own... Explicit sex, violence, language and content.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Fortunate Son by Walter Mosley

For our Next Reading Selection I have chosen

“Fortunate Son” by Walter Mosley. I have really become a Walter Mosley enthusiast here in recent years. I am not a big fan of the “who-did-it” genre, but his Easy Rawlins and Fearless Jones books leave me wanting for more. However, I still have not seen or read “Devil in a Blue Dress”…I guess I need to get on it. I hope you enjoy.

Black Expressions Club Review:

Minas Nolan is a very recent widower with an infant son, Eric, when he meets pregnant Branwyn, a young, African American flower shop employee. When her son, Tommy, is born prematurely, with a hole in his lung, the four form a makeshift “family.” As they grow, Eric and Tommy are as close as brothers, despite their many differences. Eric’s graced by an endless supply of good fortune, but believes himself cursed. Tommy remains optimistic and strong, despite his health problems. A horrible tragedy rips their lives apart when they’re each only six years old, but when circumstances reunite them years later, they draw on their extraordinary natures to confront a common enemy and, ultimately, save their lives.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Chasing Destiny by Eric Jerome Dickey

This is the book I've chosen for the first selection. I like EJD, his books usually make for good entertainment if nothing else. I am in a book club that meets once a month and this is our October Selection...why not kill two birds with one stone. I hope you enjoy it.

Black Expressions Review:
Billie’s a sexy, 30-something biker without a care in the world. She’s a loner, moving from job to job without any commitments, but when she discovers she’s pregnant, it’s one commitment she’s willing to make. But the night she tells her baby’s father, her still-married lover, Keith, of his impending fatherhood, he tells her that he’s planning to go back to his wife, Carmen, and teenage daughter, Destiny. Billie’s distraught over losing the man she loves and the idea of raising a baby alone, but now she’s also got to deal with somebody trying to kill her! Could it be crazed Carmen, whose obsession with her husband’s infidelity makes her willing to pay any price to get Billie out of the picture? Or Destiny—the emotionally scarred victim of a vicious street setup—who ultimately blames Billie for her parents lack of love and attention? What Billie doesn’t know is that the other players in this deadly game may not be the usual suspects. Now she’s got to use all her streets smarts to find out who’s trying to run her off the road of life—for good.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Hi, I'm Keli and I love to read. For me a perfect weekend, is one where I am curled up on the couch with a good book in hand...I'm such a homebody. A fellow blogger came up with this idea, and I thought it was fantastic. I have started an African-American book club blog. All are welcome, however, the reading selections will only be those written by African Americans. For those like me who love to read and have open dialogue in regards to your readings...this is the place for you. Every month or two I will select a book to read, and you can come here to reflect and share your thoughts. However, I ask that we are mindful and open to others opinions. I hope that this will be a great experience for us to connect, while celebrating our African-American authors. I am open to suggestions, if there is a book you would like to see featured let me know. Stay tuned...