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Mental Issues...

How many times have you looked at someone and thought to yourself, "Could that person be all that they appear to be?"  Well, here we go with Cold Serial by B. Grovner.  You will find with reading this book that everyone is not what they appear to be.  The main character is the only consistent one in this story.  He takes you on a scare emotional ride that makes you think twice about meeting someone in and taking them home with one the first date. 
The police didn't realize that he was not eluding them, he was not running at all.  He was right in their own backyard; living his day to day life and enjoying it.  Until one day he got greedy and began to get careless.  That's when his world started to fall like dominoes.
When someone holds things inside so close, one day they are going to erupt and how they erupt may be in a day way.  With having a mother that didn't care and a father that walked out on him at a young age.  This man harbored so much resentment that …

Still Can't Believe This...

I have read this story over and over again and I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that a Jury of her peers found her to be guilty and a Judge sentenced her to 20 years in Prison.  Now, this is not a matter of race nor gender on my behalf, but I'm so confused.  Being a former Paralegal and an Advocate for Prison Reform, as well as forming working with Inmates, I'm finding this disturbing. This lady did not commit murder, nor did she commit an assault, however, the Judge found it in his heart to sentence her to 20 years in Prison for the crime of assault.  And not just assault, but aggravated assault.  The only crime that I have is that she was in possession of a deadly weapon in which she only fired a warning shot to ward off her abusive husband.  She did not shot him, nor did she shot at him.  There is a difference. The crime was committed by her husband...abuse is abuse.  Whether is physical, mental, verbal, financial, emotional, or neglect...abuse…

How To Lose...

I found this book to be entertaining to read.  The book also made me mad a bit.  However, I feel the title should have been "How To Lose a Black Man." 

The main female character was just awful.  Had this not been a fiction novel and it was real life, she would have been left in the cold.  Her blantant disrespect for someone she states she loves and is going to marry was just deplorable.

I feel she was just out to get a ring and disregard the fact that she was engaged.  When the unthinkable happens, she then realizes that she indeed has a fiancé  and goes running to him to rescue her.  When she was the one who put herself in the position she was in.

The main male character was just an honest man looking for love and a hopeless romantic.  All he wanted was a woman that was going to love him just as much as he was going to love her...unconditional.  He looks for love in the one place most people wouldn't think of looking for love...a phone chat line.

Do I dare tell the en…

Desperately Seeking...

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and asked yourself, "Why did I do that?"  or "Why do I do the things that I do?" 

Sanaa Robinson, is a young woman that can't seem to figure that out.  She uses her body as a tool and wonders why men look at her the way they do.  She wonders why men won't take her serious and want to be in a serious relationship with her. 

As a young woman, she's the mother of two small children by two different men and another one on the way by another man.  Sex is her downfall.  She puts sex and men before her children and herself.  It's a wonder she hasn't contracted an STD from having unprotected sex. 

This book is supposed to be an Urban Erotica but I believe it's a book about self-esteem and self-worth, along with trying to find herself.  Sanaa gets involved with every man that tells her what she wants to hear.  Who smiles at her and acknowledges that she has a body on her.  She confuses sex and with l…

A Short Story Collective

Unraveled is a collection of short stories by KR Bankston.  A collection that will keep you attention from beginning to end. 

The collection makes up stories such as:  Truth or Dare, Bait-n-Switch, and A Deadly Encounter.  One can say that this collection can make up a dinner menu...The Appetizer, The Main Course, and the Dessert.

The first story would have you feeling sorry for the main female character until you get to the end.  There you will be rooting for her.  A woman scorned is nothing to reckon with.  They'll get you where it hurts and that can be a real deadly.

In the second story, you will see, what it does in the dark will most definitely come to the light.    And tangle webs are not a good thing to weave.  You make get caught up in your own trap and not be able to get out.  Jealousy will most definitely come back to haunt you.

Story three is nothing to mess with when you're dealing with criminal activities.  You cross one of them and you may just get crossed...no…