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The Brown Paper Sack Three Seeds of Eve While the Village Sleeps WWW.Urim and Thummim.God One Day's Peace Hope For the Brokenhearted
Blood and Water Malcolm X:The Seeker of Justice And I Cry Love Don't Live Here Treasures From a Nubian Heart Nervous Conditions
Dark Roots What I Do Is Taboo Dancing with Temptation The Protector
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The Protector
Title:The Protector
Author: T.L. Gardner
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Elijah Garland is tired of life as he knows it. Just as he experiences some kind of happiness, something happens to take it away from him. It's as if he isn't meant to be anything other than miserable and alone. It is in that misery that he finally accepts his fate, accepts defeat and shoots himself in the head, taking his own life. One wonders how all of that comes to pass in the first few pages of (DEMON HUNTER) by T. L. Gardner, but only one who hasn't read previous work by this talented young author.

Instead of death being the end for Elijah, he wakes up in the hospital days later without any apparent damages. His mother and sister are happy to see him alive, but the doctors and the police don't quite understand the "hows" of his recovery and want to run tests and interrogate him. Elijah doesn't question it too much either. He just makes a run for it and eventually it is revealed to him that he has been chosen from birth to right some of the wrongs in the world, to take battle against the forces of darkness (demons, minions, and even Lucifer himself) who are trying to take over their world. With his twin swords Enobe and Soul Seeker, he sets out on the mission. He is "The Protector" and he uses his past pain and rage to guide him on his journey.

Being chased by the police, he encounters FBI Agent Ebonee Lane to whom he immediately feels an attraction. She is undercover on a case which she finds has some connection to Elijah and just as she thinks she knows what's going on, everything around her changes and she ends up fighting for her life. Through both their travels and the battles with the human and supernatural forces around them, they are tested on love, faith, and the meaning of life.

(DEMON HUNTER) is a mesmerizing and emotional trek through the landscape of good and evil, love and hatred, life and death. T. L. Gardner is an exceptional writer who gives the reader a well-paced story, solid characters, vivid imagery, and witty dialogue.

Reviewed by Tee C. Royal of RAWSISTAZ.com

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The Brown Sugar Sack
Title:The Brown Sugar Sack
Author: Hetty Gray

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THE BROWN PAPER SACK is poignant, melancholy and beautiful. Ms. Gray uses prose, with the rhythmic countenance of haiku, as she allows readers to visualize the twilight of one man's life, and the ultimate affect he had on others.
She tells of a old man who sat unattended on a wrought iron bench, clutching a brown paper sack. Day in and day out he sat and watched the waves lovingly caress the sand. Eventually he was approached by an observant salesman, whose life was irrevocably changed. Through this chance encounter much wisdom is shared about the human condition. The old man's death brought together an eclectic group who had never conversed with him, but with whom he had communicated, and finally the contents of the brown paper sack were revealed.
THE BROWN PAPER SACK is a powerfully moving poetic story about priceless treasures. Though this book is a mere 20 pages in length, the affect is profound; it touched my spirit.
--Reviewed by Deatri King-Bey of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (03/23/05)

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Three Seeds of Eve
Title:Three Seeds of Eve
Author: Grant Lewis Jr.
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In the THREE SEEDS OF EVE, we meet three women who are strangers to each other until a chance meeting at the annual Taste of Chicago Festival. They find themselves together in the tent of Madame Clara, a well-known psychic. A feeling of familiarity overcomes all three as they prepare to listen to Madame Clara. The psychic gives them a very ominous prediction for their future that would transpire in a year?s time. She tells them that in ancient times each was once a great queen and their past ancestors are trying to reclaim what was once lost to them. As their pasts revive, they each will suffer grave danger. Each of them dismisses the warning and the psychic, going their separate ways.
Estelle is a registered nurse at the Franklin Waldens Medical Center. She stumbles on an embezzlement scheme in the medical center that puts her in a menacing circumstance. Brianne-Subria has it all. She is married to a police captain who adores the ground she walks on. She has a beautiful home, nice car, and designer clothes. It appears that God has richly blessed her, but she still isn?t happy. In her search for happiness, she becomes a betrayer. Jessica is an unemployed housewife. She believes every man wants her and every woman is jealous of her. She thinks nothing of going outside the marriage to quench her insatiable sexual appetite.
Grant Lewis, Jr. spins an exciting web of deceit, treachery and doom for all three of the main characters in the THREE SEEDS OF EVE. He ties the current life of each woman to a biblical ancestor. Seeing how each of their lives unfolded was amazing. At one point it actually seemed as the past had become the present and I was reading a story from the Bible that had been adapted for today. I really like how Lewis weaved the ancient and modern times together to show how greed, lust and lies can manifest themselves in our lives. I thought the concept and delivery of this story was good, but a bit more editing would have made it great.
Reviewed by Brenda M. Lisbon of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (11/04)

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While the Village Sleeps
Title:While The Village Sleeps
Author: Baba Evans
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There is an old adage in the African-American culture that says, "It takes a village to raise a child." The conjecture here is that all adults in the village take ownership for the upbringing of all children. Children can expect to be nurtured or reprimanded by more than just their biological parents; a whole network of parents is involved. There is always someone who knows all the machinations in the village and often helps to identify all the problems. But from this adage comes a deeper question arising within the inner city neighborhoods of Washington, DC: Who is watching when the village sleeps? In WHILE THE VILLAGE SLEEPS, Destiny Wright lives the answer to this very question daily. Living in Northeast Washington, DC, Destiny is a parent who has lived through some very rough times in a very tough neighborhood. Drug dealers infest every street corner. She worries constantly about her children being hit by stray bullets from the daily drive-by shootings or that they become pawns in the drug dealers? plans to make money.
As president of the PTA and parent advisor for the local Head Start Program, Destiny becomes a champion of the children and community where she lives. If there were concerns about the school, parents seek Destiny. If there are concerns about the community, parents trust Destiny to defend there rights. When the culture at the school begins to shift with the current administration, Destiny takes things into her own hands. When drive-by shootings affect her innocent children, she's determined to find the culprits and get justice. She knows everything that goes on in the neighborhood or at least knows who can find out. She uses her knowledge of the community, her relationship with the parents and her deep love for children to help guide them through the atrocities and right all the wrongs.
Baba Evans writes an interesting and moving tale about the inner workings of a community in Washington, DC that is heavily endowed with drug activity, corrupt school systems and political leaders, and one woman?s courageous effort to make a difference. The main character in this book is well developed and one with whom readers can empathize. She reminds me of that one person in the neighborhood who knew the whereabouts of every child and issued chastisement to each one as if they were her own. However, there were numerous typographical and grammatical flaws throughout this novel that made it a very distracting read. I believe that this is truly a story that every person with an interest in his or her community should read; however, more time should have been spent on editing.
Reviewed by Brenda M. Lisbon of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (12/04)

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WWW. Urim and Thummim.God
Title:WWW.Urim and Thummim. God
Author: David Swinger
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God, Jehovah, Allah, the list goes on and on. So many believers in a higher power, but do they truly believe? Do you believe?
In WWW. URIM AND THUMMIM .GOD, archeologist Dr. David Holland sets out on a treacherous journey to find the Jerusalem Urim and Thummim, the crystals that ancient high priests used to speak with God. Knowing his investors would think him crazy, he didn't tell them exactly what he'd be looking for in the wilderness of Judah. Once he finds the 'Oracles of the Lord,' David's faith allows him to speak with God, and modern technology allows God's answers to be recorded.
Do you believe? So many believers in a higher power, but do they truly believe, God, Jehovah, Allah, the list goes on and on. What would you ask God? If God answered you and you told one of your 'believer' friends, how would they react to you? If someone told you God spoke to them, how would you react?
I'll be honest, when I first opened this book to the last page and saw that it was 723 pages, I was like, "No way can a book about an archeologist keep me interested that long. Who does he think he is, Indiana Jones"? Then I began reading, and David Swingler drew me into the plight of an archeologist and his students on a dig in Egypt. I found myself excited when the team literally found Goliath's sword. When the authorities came, I wanted to rewrite the book so their findings, film and artifacts wouldn't be taken from them. There was plenty of adventure to keep me interested. WWW. URIM AND THUMMIM .GOD also stimulated me in other ways. I thought about the answers that God gave Dr. Holland and if I agreed with them. Though a very good read, the conversation between Dr. Holland and God dragged too long, leaving Swingler to rush the ending; otherwise, I truly enjoyed WWW. URIM AND THUMMIM .GOD.
--Reviewed by Deatri King-Bey of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (01/05)

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One Day's Peace
Title:One Day's Peace
Author: Tanya R. Bates
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ONE DAY'S PEACE...this is something we all seek. If we can't get a day, we'll settle for an hour or even just a moment. We all crave those moments of solitude when we can reflect on our life's journey, maybe shedding a few tears or laughing in sheer joy as we take a stroll down memory lane. It is those moments, hours, days of peace that keep us sane and give us the fortitude to trudge on through the mire and muck that sometimes hinders our way.
Author Tanya Bates offers readers a brief, but deep glimpse into her life with her literary offering of poetry. Through her words, we are taken back into moments of self-discovery and inspiration. The day I read this, I was in a somber mood and wondering why it felt like I was being singled out for more than my fair share of misery. When I read the selection entitled Pressed, which basically asks why do we worry about the unimportant things in life, I immediately began to feel better. It's amazing what a few, simple yet powerful words can do for a wounded spirit.
-- Reviewed by Renee Williams of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (12/04)

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Hope for the Brokenhearted
Title:Hope for the Brokenhearted
Author: Todd Cook
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Biblical Solutions for Survivors of Abuse and Rape is the subtitle of HOPE FOR THE BROKENHEARTED by Todd R. Cook. The subtitle alone expresses the depth of this self-healing book written for the victims of violent assaults.
The book is sort of a "bible" for those who are still coming to terms with dealing with their suffering which have turned their lives upside down. Biblical scriptures and explanations are present throughout the book for the victims to realize that they should not blame themselves, but those who have committed pain and shame on them.
Mr. Cook does a wonderful job in outlining the cause and affects of individuals who have been put in these situations. He breaks down the physical and emotional turmoil and how to seek God's guidance and protection to overcome the fear, depression and mental anguish.
HOPE FOR THE BROKENHEARTED is not just for the victims, but also for the relatives and friends supporting them as they cope with their recovery. The pages upon pages of biblical scriptures gives credence to both the victim and family members to God's healing in building up confidence in taking control of their lives and surroundings.
I was truly impressed that someone took the time and effort to produce a book which addresses the spiritual healing and closure of victims who are dealing daily with mental and physical problems bought on by abuse and rape. No one can feel their pain but collectively with prayer and HOPE FOR THE BROKENHEARTED by Todd R. Cook, relief is just a step away.
-- Reviewed by Kalaani of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (12/04)

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Blood and Water
Title:Blood and Water
Author: Linda Miller-Armstrong
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When Sam Rivers lost his wife a part of him died with her. After her death, he was never able to love their daughter Lisa as a father should and it has caused a lifelong rift between them. Zach Rivers is the only thing they have in common but he is also a source of conflict. There are secrets and lies surrounding Zach's parentage and as the old adage goes only the truth will set them free.
Lisa has created an unbreakable computer program with Zach's safety in mind. Her program is designed to bring home lost and kidnapped children. With her program, anyone in the world can be located and brought to safety, with the aide of undetectable tracers. The President and the Department of Defense, her employer, have taken an interest in her program. It has also caught the attention of Dustoff, a deranged and twisted man who wants Lisa and her program to help him control world leaders. The program and the bond that she has with Zach will be the key to her safe return.
Linda Armstrong-Miller has penned a phenomenal thriller worthy of the big screen. The description on the back cover of the book does not give the storyline justice. It contains family drama, covert operations and espionage. BLOOD AND WATER has the right mix of action and suspense from beginning to end. There is never a dull moment in the storyline. I eagerly look forward to future works by Ms. Armstrong-Miller.
-- Reviewed by Aiesha Flowers of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (11/04)

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Malcolm X:The Seeker of Justice
Title:Malcolm X:The Seeker of Justice
Author: Magnus O. Bassey
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Dr. Magnus O. Bassey brings Malcolm X back to life for those who were not fortunate enough to have heard him when he was alive. Malcolm started his life in poverty, saw his father lynched, spent a great deal of time in foster care and finally went to prison, but was able to rise from the rubble and become one of America's foremost leaders. He frequently said pushing for civil rights was not what Afro-Americans should be about, but rather they should be pushing for human rights because then their plight could be brought to the United Nations as well as getting buy-in from African leaders. He wanted to show the world what the mighty, democratic America was doing to her very own citizens.
Malcolm started out with Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, but after traveling to Mecca and other places outside the United States, he became more interested in worldwide human rights. Even today Malcolm's Organization of Afro-American Unity is real and relative to our times. He outlines how Afro-Americans should organize, what their goals should be and how those goals can be accomplished. It would be so helpful in the ongoing struggle for human rights if more people were familiar with his work.
Dr. Bassey has written a concise, informational book that everyone in the country needs to be aware of, in order to set aside some of the myths about the condition of this country and its stand or lack thereof, for human rights. He covered Malcolm's life in an unbiased manner, covering both his good points and those that weren't so good, such as referring to whites as devils early in his career. I found the book to be a wonderful resource for those details you'd like to remember forever but can't. It is a book that I will keep as a reference for information on Malcolm X.
-- Reviewed by alice Holman of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (12/04)

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And I Cry
Title:And I Cry
Author: Marian Elaine
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Denaire has had an unfortunate relationship that ended with a child named Evan. To escape the hypnotic effects of Evan's father, Denaire moves away from home. Not getting along very well with her new roommate, she eventually takes Evan and moves back to her hometown. While not completely over her first major love affair, she finds that she is able to live in the same town with Evan's father without trying to find him. She does vow never to let a man get that close to her again.
Austin, a good Samaritan who grew up without a father, works with fatherless boys. He is the "big brother" to Evan's cousin, Rashon, whose mother is drug addicted and his father is unknown. Since Denaire has moved in with her mother and her sister's children, Evan becomes part of the group nurtured by Austin. Frequently Denaire accompanies Austin on outings with the children and finds herself attracted to him. The feeling is mutual. Unfortunately their path to true love is strewn with old relationships, Austin's mother feels that Denaire is beneath her son and Rashon has feelings of jealousy at being displaced by Denaire.
AND I CRY is a good, fast read that explores relationships between different classes of people, irresponsible parents and rescuing troubled boys. The book makes a subtle statement about upward mobility in the ghetto. Marian Elaine also explores those differences and is honest in her approach to dispelling the myth that America is a classless society.
Reviewed by alice Holman of The RAWSTAZ Reviewers (04/04)

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Love Don't Live Here
Love Don't Live Here
Author-Therone Shellman
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ISBN: 0-9771004-1-3
Paperback: 227 pages



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In LOVE DON'T LIVE HERE, newcomer Therone Shellman takes a look at single parenthood in the 70's and 80's. Barbara is in love with her boyfriend, Trini, and six months pregnant. Trini, however, is unable to commit to raising a child, so he leaves her for another woman. Beverly's boyfriend, Malik, ends up being killed while committing a crime; leaving her with two children to raise. Both women must look beyond the need for love and be strong backbones in rearing their children to adulthood.

Mr. Shellman has does a very good job of depicting the female voice in the struggles of raising children alone. He showed the difficulty single women face in raising male children in a world that is often racially charged and against the black male. How each of the women became single parents was very true portrayal of how it actually happens in the world today. Being a single parent myself, I can certainly attest to the struggle and the pain that each woman experienced. Mr. Shellman misses the mark in the book by spending too much time on extraneous characters that I was not interested in and didn't really add much to the book. I was more interested in how the women fared raising the children and how their relationship developed. I was a little let down by the fact that the women became friends and I didn't experience the connection or the growth between them. This was a good first effort by Mr. Shellman and I am looking forward to more from this author in the future.
-- Reviewed by Brenda M. Lisbon of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (12/05)

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Treasures from a Nubian Heart
Title:Treasures from a Nubian Heart
Author: Delores J. Gregg-Thomas
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TREASURES FROM A NUBIAN HEART is a compilation of poems which are simplistic in nature, but are profound in thought. The poems range from those that honor the author's deceased parents to those that embrace the beauty of our heritage. After each poem is a section for readers to write their thoughts regarding each of the poems. This was a welcome addition to encourage readers to allow their feelings to flow and to document their impressions of Ms. Gregg-Thomas' poems.
There were a few standout poems in this collection I thoroughly enjoyed such as, "Behind Closed Doors", which encourages hope. I also found the poem "Happy To Be Nappy" to be a wonderful display of the beauty of African-Americans even if America doesn't understand our ethnicity. The author also includes an inspiring poem titled, "In The Midst of..." for the victims of the September 11th tragedy.
Simplistic is the best word to describe TREASURES FROM A NUBIAN HEART. The poems are easily understood and seem to reflect the author's feelings on varying subjects. Although the poems are simple and to the point, the compilation didn't on a whole really inspire overwhelming emotions; it does personify a simple approach to poetry writing where readers don't have to guess what the author is trying to convey.
Reviewed by Cashana Seals of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (11/04)

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Nervous Conditions
Title:Nervous Conditions
Author: Tsitsi Dangarembga
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The troubles and turmoil of life often present us with guiding burdens, mountains that not only seem but are truly impossible to climb, and boundaries put in place to check even the strongest of wills. These mountains, boulders, and impassable rivers serve as a standard, a ceiling and a foundation; created by the society in which we take our very breath. So when we find ourselves stuck in the very system that we create, who can we blame? Who can we turn to for rescuing? These are the very questions that narrator Tambudzai learns to ask in Tsitsi Dangarembga?s novel NERVOUS CONDITIONS.
Throughout her young adult life, Tambudzai witnesses many cultural tendencies of her people and struggles internally with what she is being taught versus what she observes and believes to be right. Aside from her Rhodesian homeland being colonized by the British, she also wrestles with getting an education in a country where an education is seen as wasted on women. The role of men over women in this very patriarchal society serves as the backbone of NERVOUS CONDITIONS and operates as a means to compare different women's struggle to survive that cast-iron system. Through Tambudzai's eyes, readers see how her cousin Nyasha rebels against her father , the family leader, proclaimed prince, and headmaster of the school at the Mission. Readers see the difference between Tambudzai's subservient mother and her mother's defiant sister. We also see how this society treats a woman just as educated as her husband. Following Tambudzai as she progresses towards higher learning and gains a deeper understanding of the world that surrounds her, literary audiences discover just how suffocating it is to deal with the burdens of simply surviving.
Many themes course through NERVOUS CONDITIONS making it an excellent novel for discussion and evaluation. Aside from the obvious men/women theme, a few other issues in the novel are the dangers and benefits of colonization, the necessity of education, and Christianity vs. traditional African religions. I also liked the importance of food and the role it played throughout the novel, especially at the end with Nyasha's rebellion. Exceptionally written, Dangarembga's novel, although about the learning period during a young teenager's life, is not child's play. This is a very adult novel filled with mature situations and intellectual food for meditation. The characters are well developed and the author takes time to draw scenes for her audience. You can see the poverty when she shows it to you just as well as you can see the surplus when it exists. Never have I read a novel that so intensely and effectively relays the burdens some people bear up under to simply be.
--Reviewed by Natasha T. of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (01/05)

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Dark Roots
Title:Dark Roots
Author: Jeannie Cobbs
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Ambitious, headstrong, intelligent, and beautiful, Amber Brooks is enjoying everything life has to offer: her company is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with, she has a fantastic relationship with her world-renowned archeologist of a brother, her best friend Malcolm is always there when she needs him, and she's in love with Clayton. Even Clayton's being white and her being black hasn't posed too many obstacles for her. The world is hers for the taking. Until,

Amber's brother James is missing. No, make that, he disappeared into thin air after participating in a tribal ritual using a mystical artifact. Amber, along with Malcolm and Clayton, rush to find out what actually happened to James and how to bring him home safely. They soon find themselves trapped in the 1840's on a North Carolina plantation. Clayton pretends to be the owner of his friends and lover, but these four are ducks out of water. Will Amber be able to hold her tongue and learn her place? Will Clayton be able to carry out the charade? Will Malcolm be able to continue to hide his love for Amber? Will James be able to find their way home before it?s too late?

Jeannie Cobb has woven an exciting adventure that kept me on the edge of my seat. Her movement in time and tone were flawless, but what I really liked was how she showed the change in dynamics between the four, especially Amber and Clayton. Amber had been a 'take on the world,' 'I am woman hear me roar,' type of gal who'd had all equality stripped from her in exchange for property status. Clayton, though a successful attorney, was more of a subdued 'let's all get along' type fellow who had to act like a Massa from 1843 North Carolina. You'd think Clayton had it the easiest of the four, but imagine having to watch the woman you love being treated as chattel and always fearing for her well-being (body and soul). It was one interesting trip in time to say the least. Though DARK ROOTS could use some proofing, I strongly encourage everyone to read this book.
--Reviewed by Natasha T. of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (01/05)

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What I Do Is Taboo
Title:What I Do Is Taboo
Author: Grant Lewis Jr.
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This collection contains two short erotic tales. In the first story, "Maggie's Madness," Maggie, a 22 year old female in her second marriage, finds alternative ways to be pleased sexually. Seemingly her husband is too busy to offer her fulfilling sexual pleasure. In the final story, "Feening in the Summer of 1988," readers go on several sexual romps with Mr. Rourke, a true player, but what happens when a player falls in love?

WHAT I DO IS TABOO has some interesting escapades experienced by the main characters. Apparently, nothing is too taboo to explore if the participants are willing and able. The style of writing is interesting because Yonder places poems, flashbacks and even side stories within each tale, making it unique. At times, the narrator was funny enough to make me laugh out loud. However, as far as erotica is concerned I am not sure Yonder reached the mark. As freaky as some of the sex scenarios were, they were just that-freaky, not necessarily taboo. And with the second story, the author wanted readers to actually believe Mr. Rourke had fallen in love, but because the characters were one-dimensional, it just didn't seem plausible. This is a quick read and although not as erotic as I like, it was entertaining. Readers who enjoy stories about intimate trysts will find these pleasurable but those who like more foreplay will finish wanting more.

Reviewed by Cashana Seals of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (12/05)

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Dancing with Temptation
Title:Dancing with Temptation
Author: Barbara Joe-Williams
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DANCING WITH TEMPTATION by Barbara-Joe Williams is the story of a once happily married couple who are dealing with some major issues.

Martin and Antina, aka Tina, Carlisle have been married for seventeen years and are both successful entrepreneurs. They live in a gated community called Jacksonville Beach Estates with their two sons Malique and Jordan. The couple are viewed as perfect and envied by many. From the outside looking in, the Carlisle's look as if they have it all together; nice home, successful businesses, good kids and a great marriage. However all that glitters isn't gold and the couple who once shared every aspect of their lives with one another have a hard time sharing anything as of late.

Martin begins drinking excessively, staying out late, having terrifying nightmares and has lost the ability to perform sexually. Frustrated and fed up with Martin and his absenteeism, Tina finds herself attracted to a younger man, Debonair Jenkins, who works at the coffee shop next door to her business.

As Martin's demons from his past begin to resurface and his marriage is deteriorating, Tina finds herself spending more and more time with Debonair. Martin contemplates revealing his past to his wife but isn't sure how. Meanwhile Tina begins to think the grass may be greener on the other side. Can their love be saved or will the threat of a younger man and sins of the past tear the Carlisle family apart for good?

DANCING WITH TEMPTATION is a heartfelt story that deals with love, lies, lust, forgiveness and betrayal. True to life characters dealing with real problems are what make this book a great read. The struggles they encounter are not uncommon to most. Marriage is essentially hard work but with perseverance, love can win in the end, if you can get past the trials and tribulations that are sure to surface.

Reviewed by Eraina B. Tinnin of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers (12/05)

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