Genies, passion, faith, and sacrifice…
Samosa and Stone try to live together as a normal couple but quickly learn that is not quite possible. Stone is a genie and Samosa is a divorcee trying to complete school. Their sensuous relationship brims over into something that can kill them both. Samosa’s ex, her own unnatural cravings and Stone’s secrets prove to be stumbling blocks.
Kiss of Stone is the continuing saga of a human and a genie and the obstacles they must overcome in order to survive.
Kiss of Stone will be available May 2013.
Red Sky by Renee Alexis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Justine Roberts-Peretti, a photojournalist with an adventurous spirit, takes on an assignment in Gallup, New Mexico. There, she meets the owner of a jewelry store who manages to sweep her off her feet and causes her to forget her own vow to leave men alone completely. It is literally love at first sight.
Darrius Red Sky, Native American, listens to his heart, the wind, his soul and they all told him that Justine is the woman he’s been waiting for. He falls head over heels for the saucy , African-American/Italian in a heartbeat and enjoys how she knows so much about his culture.
What’s to Love
I read this book in about two days max and I feel it has been awhile since an author has taken such time to paint the backdrop with the history of Native Americans to the point where I felt I was there eating the buffalo stew and corn muffins and the sights Justine experienced were also splashed in wild colors of reds, greens, blacks, and of course the hot touch of Darrius Sky’s lips and his instant love for her.
What’s to Really Love
Warning! There are some really decadent, spicy intimate scenes between Justine and Darrius. The great point though is that is from their love for each other and the scenes are not just there to be there. It literally places the characters where they want to end up. The book was hefty with stories about the tribes and my favorite- the Koshari clown(which I will be looking up), but it serves up a nice story.
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What's it like to be Married to me' |Linda Dillow
* Book provided for review by David C. Cook for my unbiased review-click image for ordering options*
Blog Date: March 7th-14th, 2011.
Just think, how would you see your married life if you were your husband? Would he see you as that rare, crown jewel spoken of in Proverbs 12:4? Or would he see you as a negative, constantly upset spirit drainer in his life? These words sound harsh to some degree, but in Linda Dillow’s What’s it like to be Married to Me? She addresses these problems including:
- Exercises to help you see yourself in a new light.
- Nice little jokes and idioms about ‘What women think they want in a man’.
- Excerpts from her own life and other stories by women.
- Ten( or Twelve) week reflective bible study at the end of the book.
Some negatives about the book, which is based off of my own thoughts about marriage, is that most books written by Christian women for Christian women tend to focus on what the wife is doing wrong. Which can be true in “X” amount of cases, but certainly not all. At one point, Dillow mentions: “What choices turns a woman into a griping wife?”( Whats it like to be Married to Me?”, 2011, p.43). She does not address the reasons why a woman would gripe about her dear husband, I was interested in that. However, Dillow encourages us to look not unto ourselves for the answer but God’s Word, and her book offers helpful exercises!
What more could you ask for???
I am giving away 2 copies of this book so that you may be encouraged to know that as a wife, God hears you and wants your marriage to work.
Now for the Giveaway part
Here are the rules:
In order to enter contest, you must have a blog, website, or write for a site like Examiner, Suite101, you know the kind.
The giveaway will be announced with a deadline and the book(s) to be given away.
Make sure you reside in the U.S. (Sorry! Restrictions apply everywhere, even online, aaargh!)
I will draw a winner and receive your free book!
Below you’ll find the link to an article I wrote last year on marriage and divorce. As a person who believes in God I am 100 percent for marriage. When there is violence and infedility involved, should you stay married for the sake of the children?