Jeff “DJ Gatsby” Wilson (founder of DJ Gatsby Book Club) turned Public Access TV Producer & Talk Show Host has been reading and reviewing books since 2010. He understands the importance of book reviews to authors and wanted all of his followers to get a chance to read some of the reviews DJGBC has posted on Amazon.
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Author Edith Nevis has given us a simple to follow 31 day guide to spiritual health and well being. It is a welcome change from the typical self help or spiritual guides that we have read so many times before. The Authors spirituality and love for God comes thru on every page and in each word as she encourages us to accept meaningful spiritual change into our lives.
Author Khalil Hakim affectionately known as Pastor K by the members of his church in Oklahoma has penned a classic novel with his latest book Fade To Black . He proves that he is more than just a man of God but a man with a conscious and a desire to make a difference in the lives of his readers. You will laugh, cry and even get angry at the choices our main character (Maurice) makes based on his dreams of changing his life around. Fade To Blackis a gripping coming of age story that tests a young mans willingness to change from a life of crime and drug dealing to becoming a responsible adult. Brothers and Sisters I encourage all of you to read and recommend this book to family and friends, not just because it’s a great book, but because it can help elevate our consiousness in the black community.
“Silk” by Author / Editor / Screenwriter Athena Dent is a touching and lighthearted story about a group of young ladies who are sisters and friends. Its a short story that touches on relationships with men and some of the emotions that women go thru in dealing with them.She does a great job keeping it interesting and funny while showing us all the one thing that helps them remain friends.
*Get familiar with this fantastic Author Athena Dent from Yonkers NY
Miss Brenda Stokes Lee once again proves why she is one of the most respected authors in the “Erotic Romance” Genre. Her storys paint a picture so vividly that you almost feel like you are one of the characters in her books. And with her latest book (Finding Fault In Our Love she proves that she still has that magic touch. Be Aroused, Amazed and Excited as you get the Naked Truth about Parisa & Teddy.
Poet James Gordon is know on the streets of Chicago and around the world as G.P.A The Greatest Post Alive. In this his latest offering he teams up with some of the most talented poets in the game to put together a fantastic book. The poems are Sexual, Seductive & satisfying., I guarantee that you will enjoy this book.
LaDonna Marie has done it once again as she inspires and motivates us with “Quiet Moments With God”. Great job young lady “.
This is a great book , L.S. Jones tells a story that is filled with suspense, drama & murder up in Harlem. Parents doing what they need to do to support their families including living a life of crime and drug dealing. But this Harlem Crime Boss wants to control her daughter and have her someday take over the family business.
The QueenPin’s Daughter takes you into the life of a Deidra who grows up in Harlem,NY and her mom is a Crime Boss. The story is well written and gives you a glimpse into Deidra’s life as she tries to become her own woman and distance herself from her mother business.
Author , Poet & Aspiring Actress Joy Elan has written a fantastic book of Essays sharing her thoughts and feelings. She talks about The Roles Of African American Women, The Negative Representation of Blacks On Television & she also asks the question Black Leaders & Where Are They ?
This is easily one of the most thought provoking books that i have read this year. Her intellectual and articulate insight on these topics are just what the African Community needs to hear at this time. She has a voice that needs to be heard and i urge you to read this book and share it with your children, friends, co-workers.
It’s time we as a people open our eyes and start a conversation about who we are, how we got here and what are some of the things we can do to improve our lives in this country.
Always on cutting edge of Poetry & The Spoken Word Movement, Kottyn Campbell is just the type of artist we love to read & review because she is a such a very unique talent. Since publishing her first book of poetry in 2011 she has been on the road to success and with the release of her latest book #IAMPOETRYBelieve I feel this is her year. Great job Kottyn Campbell a/k/a The Soft Spoken Poet
Gooseberry Island, ” a story within a story”, began as a romance, an instant felt eternal love between Lindsey Wood and Sargent David McClain, which it itself almost became a casualty of war. And deftly evolved into a profound story shedding some insight on PTSD – the grueling psychological toll of war, past & present, Veterans endure.
The novel will heighten your Respect and Admiration for Veterans of War.
“Thank You For Your Service”
Author Davian Clifton takes a departure from the “Fiction Thrillers” that he is known for writing with this book on Home Ownership. He does a great job in telling us how we all can become Homeowners and share in the American Dream.
Come on People Let’s Get in the Game: Minority Homeownership is the Key to Financial Stability is packed with facts and useful information on how you can accomplish this by following the steps he has outlined in the book. This book is very well written and very easy to read and comprehend. Whether you are a current homeowner or looking to purchase a home someday i highly recommend you read this book.
Come on People Let’s Get in the Game: Minority Homeownership is the Key to Financial Stability maybe just book you need to read before you take your next step towards owning your very on home.
The perfect read for all of you amature “Sex Therapist” who love giving advice to those inexperienced friends of yours. Mike Brownstone taps into the sexual subconsience of readers with this eye opening book. The story draws you in from the first page and it has you yearning for more as it ends.
Each character in the book has a sexual fantasy / fetish that they need to address and this “Group Sex Therapy” session is the perfect place to do it. PIPE Juice is written with a style that will be sexually gratifing for those “Die Hard Erotica” readers yet not to offensive for those “Sexually Uptight” readers who dont want to get their panties wet.
It’s the perfect book to read with your Spouse, Jump Off, Side Piece, Homie, Lover or Friend if you want to let them know that you are one of those “People with Intimate Pleasures that you want to Expose”.
First time Author Leticie Ryan is well on her way to having a very successful writing career with the release of her book “Life Of Adaya”.
Based in part on her life the story takes you on a emotional roller coaster ride and its a story that women of all age will relate to. Its filled with real life experiences that will leave you asking the question, how much can one young lady take & Avid Readers will enjoy this story and be anxiously look forward to this authors next book.
This phenomenal book is a DJ Gatsby Book Club Recommended Read & “Book Of The Month July 2014
Bestselling Author and Creator of the TV Show “The Heart” Iris Bolling delivers another hit with her book The Book of Joshua II – Believe (Gems and Gents). Her fans will not be disappointed as she picks up right where she left off in the first book.
Joshua is my favorite character and i just wanna say that If your love Iris Bolling or have never read any of her books you will enjoy The Book of Joshua II – Believe (Gems and Gents
Great job Iris and we are all looking forward to the sequel !!
Award Winning Author Ben Burgess Jr. has no boundaries when it come to his writing.
His latest book “Wounded” hits close to home as it tells the story of a young girl who is molested at a very young age. His brilliant use of realism is evident in the way he tells the story of how the main character Samantha grows up to be a manipulative lesbian stripper who is bent on using her body to get what she wants.
Her hatred of men and her lack of self respect is something that makes her incapable of loving herself or anyone else. But as in in first novel “Monster” Mr Burgess allows this character to experience the love that so many of us are in need of. “Wounded” has more suspense, drama and unexpected twist than a episode of Scandal & Being Mary Jane combined.
The talent of Mr Burgess shines through in “Wounded” and this book shows us all why he won the coveted “Readers Favorites Award” as well as “The Beverly Hills Book Club Award”.
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In the book “The Unnamed” Author Elva Nelson Hayes introduces us to Opal, a young girl who one day realize’s that she has never met her father.
It also touches on the reasons so many mothers refuse to give their children their fathers last name or even tell their children who their real fathers are. The main character in this touching tale is Opal and this story chronicles how she finally gets to meet her father and develop a relationship with him.
This is an interesting story that is sure to relate to so many children who’s mothers chose not to give them their fathers last name. Maybe it is because they do not know who the father of their child is or they just cannot reveal him to the child. No matter what reason women chose to allow their children to be “Unnamed” or not given the last name of their father, this book will open your eyes to the issues and conflict that it causes in children’s lives when a parent does not let them know who their father or their fathers family is.
It’s official and i for one was pleasantly surprised with Treasure Blues latest release The Circle: Rain’s Story for the Official Writers League (OWL). Not since Fly Betty” has Mr. Blue recaptured the “Passion & Pain” that his readers have came to expect from the “Master of his Domain”
I was not sure what Mr. Blue had in store for his readers when he announced that he would be writing The Circle: Rain’s Story but he has set the bar for this project. “Rain” is another “Iconic Character” for Treasure Blue and he brings her and the Porter Family to life in this story !!
One of “Harlem’s Favorite Authors” has reclaimed his rightful spot on the Literary Ladder and I look forward to the next book from Mr. Treasure E. Blue !!
Author Tumeki Griffin shares her views on Life, Love, Spirituality and her relationship with God In her book “I Am A Concealed Weapon”. The title is a powerful metaphor for how we all have an unseen inner power that can be realized if we allow ourselves to be who God has intended for us to be.
This author has a message of hope & salvation in her words and i encourage all who want to reach their life’s full potential to read and share this book with someone in your life.
This is a great Children’s Book & I love the way the father showed patience with the Dragon Kid. The little boy tries to get out of being obedient and doing what his dad asked him to do by changing into a dragon.
The message I got from this children book is that a parent should always try to relate to children on their level. Children like to play games and sometimes we need to play games with them to get our message across to them.
B. Berry tackles a interesting plot in Clothesline Blues & i for one was drawn in by the synopsis. An unhappy & abused wife who is looking for love from a younger man confiding in her friend is a recipe for disaster. As the story unfolded i became more and more intrigued with where the author was going to take me with this plot. Needless to say i was both amused & entertained with the way the story unfolded & Clothesline Blues is well worth the price of admission.
In the book “Represent” Author David L does just that, he does a fantastic job as he represents Urban Fiction & the streets of New York in this novel . The book has a street feel that a lot of other authors fail to bring to their stories and the characters are so real that i feel he changed the names to protect the innocent. I am looking forward to reading more books by this very talented author and “Represent” is a great place to start if you have not read any of his books. “Represent” brings you Suspense, Drama, Murder & Mayhem as main characters “Innocent” and “Prentice” bring a new meaning to the term “Crime Family”.
I didn’t know what to expect when i received my Review Copy of “Sins Of The Flesh” By Author Stacey Thomas. As i started reading it i was quickly introduced to a word of sex, infidelity and lust. All 5 stories kept me engaged as their plots started to unfold and i quickly realized that this author was skilled at story telling and the book would be a very good read. While all 5 stories deal with the same subject “SEX” Author Stacey Thomas manages to keep them very different and original. Great job Stacey & i am looking forward to your next book.
“My man My Abuser” is a story filled with both “Love, Hate, Pain & Suffering”. The female character Qortni thinks she is in love with her man Qamar, but she knows that she hate the way he treats her. While this story is very touching and based on the authors past relationship, it is like so many other abusive relationships that young women go thru everyday.
After meeting and dating Qamar for a short period of time Qortni falls in love with him. Not long after that, she realizes that Qamar is not the man she thought he was or even the man she wants to stay in a relationship with. But as abusive relations go she finds out that it’s hard or sometimes even impossible to leave once you fall in love with an abusive lover. Qamar is a dangerous man who will seemingly stop at nothing to keep Qortni in his bed and under his control. The story is also an example of how young women can recognize the signs and traits of an abusive man & even avoid the pain and suffering of being in a relationship with one. Qoutni’s will, determination and love for herself will be tested as she fight’s to get away from Qamar for good.
Author Rocky Rose is a very talented young writer and i look forward to reading more of her work.
In this Readers Favorite “Book Of The Year” Author Ben Burgess Jr. shows his readers a vulnerable side of men that we seldom see. Ken is a young man who is fairly new to the dating scene who falls in love and is hurt by a woman he cares deeply for and wanted to marry.
While the author skillfully tells us about all the women he has seduced, he also meticulously shows us how he became a womanizing player who now looks to change his promiscuous ways. When he falls in love with one of his many conquests he attempt’s to change from the Monster he has become into the loving, caring, faithful man he wants to be.
“Monster” is a true coming of age story where a boy becomes a man and seeks to atone for his hurtful ways by writing this book.
Good Job Mr. Burgess !!
“They Say She Broke The Rule” By Helen Bradley Hall Is Avery Ambitious Effort By This First Time Author. While I Found The Book Both Interesting & Intriguing It Lacked The Editing And Writing Skills Needed To Make It A Recommended Read. The Book Tells A Tragic Tale Of Overcoming Adversity & The Other Pitfalls That Sometimes Confront Us In Life. I Look Forward To Reading More From Helen Bradley Hall And Hope She Continues To Grow As An Author.
The Legend of Billy D by Zoe & Yusuf Woods kind of took me by surprise when I read the theme of this book. I did not know whether to read the “Blood Of My Brothers” series first or “The Legend of 0f Billy”. I am glad now that I read “The Legend of Billy” first, because I grew up in the 70’s and loved Harlem, NY. You had Hustlers, Pimps, Ballers & Players and they all wanted to rule the streets.
The main character Terrance Brown has a plan to be A Don and is willing to do what it takes to get there. .The story has the strong characters and gritty hardcore street drama and suspense that any good book needs, and it actually takes you back in time to when Legends were made on the streets of Harlem. I like the way the book ties into the Blood of my brothers & I suggest you read that series also.
Little Bad Girl 3, Precious Revenge!
Treasure Blue once again takes the “scenic” route to a shocking destination! Just when you start to think the story will end with Chantel, Nakea, Precious, Boston and Mama Granny living happily ever after once they’ve exposed “The Good Reverend”, He completely flips the script and sends you careening around a corner onto a road you never dreamed you’d travel! Mr.Blue is a Master at easing you into the story and taking your mind in one direction, then suddenly slapping you in the face with something so unexpected that it takes your breath away! I anticipate book 4 with bated breath!!! ~Teri A.H.~
Eyone Williams a/k/a Uptown Eyone once again sets himself apart from the rest of the so-called “Hard Core” Urban Fiction writers with “Money Ain’t Everything”. Fresh off the heels of his book “Secrets Never Die” he brings us a book that’s straight from the streets and based on a true story. Money Ain’t Everything follows Vicioso and his brother from the ghettos of Panama to New York City where they start a drug empire that stretches to Philly and Washington, DC. While Vicioso & his team all have a plan to make money and take care of their family’s back in Panama, any “Real Hustler” will tell you the “Drug Game” is the most dangerous occupation in the world and most if not all end up “Dead or in Jail”. “Real Is Back” and his name is Eyone Williams, be sure to check-out other his other books “Lorton Legends” & “Secrets Never Die”.
In her tell all book, “Little Satchmo, Living In The Shadow Of My Father Louis Daniel Armstrong” Author Sharon L. Folta’s once again breaks her silence about her famous Father Louis Armstrong. She attempts to set the story straight and shares some of the most intimate times she spent with her father. She also shares some very personal letters that Louis Armstrong wrote to her and her mother. I commend Sharon L. Folta for writing this book as it sends a message to all Fathers & Mothers about the pain and suffering that “Unclaimed” children can be subject to when their “Parents” are ashamed or reluctant to reveal to the world who their children are.
Author Cindy J Smith is back with her latest book of poetry “They Wont Shut Up & it does not disappoint. She has proven again that she has a talent for writing poetry that is unique and original. I highly recommend “They Won’t Shut Up” and I also suggest that you pick up her first book ‘Voices Inside My Head” also.
The Pussy Trap by Author Nene Capri almost had me P*ssy Whipped. From the very first chapter she sets the stage for the main character Kayson to make his way to KingPin status. Set in New York City this story takes you on a ride filled with lies, deception, murder & millions of dollars to be made. Kayson befriends KoKo a “Boss B*tch” who has a thirst for money & murder, but will she be the one who Sets “The Pussy Trap” for Kayson’s rival or Will Kayson Get P*ssy Whipped ? *I Suggest You Read the Book & Start #Trappin.
Lashanta Charles brings us “Lovely Lies” & it is a very good book for this first time author. The main character Makynzee pulls you in right from the start of this drama filled “rollercoaster” ride. She comes from a troubled household that has an abusive mother & a lying father and family members that cant be trusted. When she ventures out on her own she becomes a Stripper” to support herself but that life proves to be a very dangerous decision. She falls in love with one man “Kalil” only to be stalked by another who is relentless in his pursuit of her. “Lovely Lies” is a tale of love,drama & deception that will have you yearning for the sequel.
“Revenge Of The Orgasm” by The Greatest Poet Alive Is A Book Quite Unlike Anything That I Have Read Before. I Highly Recommend That You “Read” Or Should I Say “Experience” This Book In An Intimate Setting With A Another Person. The Poems In This Book Will Take You To Another Place & Time Where You Enjoyed “Sexual Bliss” And You Will Want To Remain There.
The Book Is.. Part Sex, Part Foreplay, Part Fantasy & These Erotic Poems Are So Eloquently Written That You “Must” I Mean I “Insist” That You Read Them With An Open Mind,Body & Soul.
Lastly To All Of You Uptight, Sexually Frustrated, Ain’t Made Love In A While People Out There, Revenge Of The Orgasm (An Erotic Autobiography) Is The “Climax You Want, Need & Have Been Waiting For !!
M. Harp’s Little Book of Inspirational Quotes for Sophisticated Divas.: A Diva’s Guide to Excellence By Maria S. Harper Is A Very Interesting Little Book. It’s Not What I Expected But I Am Sure All Of You “Divas” Or “Wanna Be Divas” Will Find It Very Interesting. The Quotes & Tidbits Are Sure To Be A Conversation Piece & Topics Of Discussion For All Who Read It. #DJGBC
“Dead Panties” By Author Celia Laratte is a book that every woman & man should read. It touches on a subject that a lot of women are afraid to talk about or even admit that they have been victims of. Domestic violence & abuse against women is addressed in this book in an attempt to put a face on the victims and allow you to understand how widespread this problem is around the world.I commend this author for telling these stories and giving us a powerful & thought provoking book that will hopefully change the way we look at domestic violence in this country.
“Let Me Pimp or Let Me Die” by Caujuan Akim Mayo is a gritty inside look into the Pimp’s & Hoe’s subculture on the streets of San Diego, CA. This fictional tale of the inner workings of the pimp game will entertain you while educating you on how this game is played. Jackpot, learns the game from an ex-pimp and tweaks his instructions to earn him the riches, the fame and the respect in the pimp game. The same game that elevated him to superstar status eventually brought him down and landed him in prison. Ricky Waters also known as “Jackpot” story is one of intrigue and suspense. His inside look into the pimp life is very informative as well as educational. Caujuan’s ability is to tell his story so explicitly detailed with drama is pure genius. This inside look into the life will hold your attention to the very last page and will not disappoint. I highly recommend it.
Dysfunctional by Tameka Oliver-Hicks, this is a or so it seems. The more this suspenseful account reveals, the more you want to know. You want to understand the root of the character’s dysfunctional behavior. Tameka does a wonderful job of describing the character’s background and her troubled childhood. As a reader you get drawn in and at times believe that there is something really dysfunctional about Tamara or is there? Is something more sinister being gradually revealed, is she truly dysfunctional or is there a calculated plot for revenge.Her seemingly uncaring attitude is slowly peeled away and her intricate plan to correct all the wrong that has been done to her is methodically revealed. The story slowly unfolds, giving very little away until finally the questions are answered.
Everyone deals with pain and suffering in their own special way. Sometimes we take for granted that person’s seemingly dysfunctional behavior can be ruse to hide their pain or a cry for help.
A brilliant story line filled with twists and turns that will keep your attention and leave you wanting to know more, wanting to know what Tamara will do next. Sit back and enjoy this suspenseful journey of a troubled teenager and her dreams of changing the hand she was dealt.
Robert “DJ Bass” Jones Writes,
G-Man was a calculated master of the hustling game on the streets of LA. His rise to power and the education he received while being incarcerated was very informative and served as a blueprint for his success as a hustler. The 80s and 90s were turbulent periods for a young black man with dreams.
Gregory Marshall started out as a normal kid from the streets with dreams of making it big. However when we venture down the wrong path even if we have honorable intentions sometimes it can have grave consequences. This crisp and fast paced thriller was easy to follow and comprehend and gives a dramatic inside look into the geducation of a criminalh. I thoroughly enjoyed the story of one manfs journey from obscurity to fame and back. I particularly liked the way the author brought it full circle and demonstrated that even as a feared criminal, he still had a human side.
Although Greg had to die to live, he finally began to realize that he was given a second chance for a reason.
Itfs Funny sometimes how the things we sometimes take for granted can be so fulfilling and bring us the most joy.
A Great story an even better book and I would highly recommend it to many of the troubled youth in our streets.
Secrets Never Die Was A Thrill Ride From Beginning To End. Niya Is A Classy Young Lady Who Is Surrounded By Money, Drugs & Death. Jay Is A Hustler Who Understands That Life & Embraces It Totally. The Characters In This Story Are Very Real & The Situations Happen Everyday In The Hustle Game. This Crew Of Friends Have The Money, The Cars, The Jewels & All The Bling That Goes With It. But With Her Mother Doing 20 Years In A federal Prison & Her Sister Getting Shot, Niya Needs More Than Money To Deal With The Situations That Confront Her. While This Was My First Read By This Veteran Author It Won’t Be My Last, I Look Forward To Reading Lorton Legends & Money Ain’t Everything By Bestselling Author Eyone Williams.
“Streetz Gon Cry” Keeps It Real From Start To Finish. I Was Blown Away By The How These Cats Told This Story. If You Don’t Know How Ruthless The Bloods & Crips Can Be Read This Book For A Glimpse Into The Gang Life. Anthony Barrows & Tracey “Big Tray Dee” Davis Get “2 Guns Up” For This Street Tale that Is Sure To Become A Classic.
“Fancy” by Author Vanna B is a solid read about a beautiful young lady & the important lesson she learns. Vanna B shows us why you should always love yourself & not the person you created just to fit in with the crowd. Fancy asks the question,if you can’t be true to yourself who can you be true to? Vanna B is a very talented author who has scored a hit with her first book “Fancy”.
I am proud to be the first person to review this Powerful Book by this Prolific Author/Poet/Spoken Word Artist Kondwani Fidel. This book is the first of what I hope to be many by this brilliant young man. He has a message and a gift to share with all who read it and I encourage you all to do so. Kondwani is a voice of reason and enlightenment in what has been called a lost generation .
The poems in this book will inspire and encourage both young and old while giving us all the vision to see a future without the violence, black on black crime and murder in the Black Community. I am in awe of his intellect and proud of Kondwani for his courage and commitment to completing this book.
DJ Gatsby BOOK CLUB is honored to give this book *5 STARS
Joy Elan has penned a motivation book of poetry that speaks to the heart of those who feel they have no voice. She inspires us to speak up and speak out on issue that affect us in our personal lives. It is empowering and enlightening to anyone who is ready to make a positive change in their lives.
This is a classic tale of Mo Money, Mo Problems, as 3 Brothers form Brooklyn, NY realize when the attempt to put Brooklyn On Lock with the dope game. Author Sonovia Alexander keeps it Real, she keeps it Street and she keeps it Gangsta with this hood story. Brooklyn On Lock is superbly written and sure to keep you wondering whats next for these 3 Brothers as they get their hustle game on while dealing drugs in the streets of Brooklyn.
“Against My Will” by Sherlyn Rachelle was a very pleasant surprise for me both as a reader and as a reader. I don’t often get a chance to review Christian Fiction or Faith Based Books but this was a joy to read.
The main character “Kendall” goes thru trials and tribulations in her search for answers concerning her family. I had to pause periodically while reading this book to just reflect on the story and the pain that Kendall goes thru in search for happiness and peace of mind. Author Sherlynn Rachelle has penned a powerful book that I am so glad i chose to read and review
Author Adonis tells a tale about the streets of the Bronx that really hits home for me. The writing style that he exhibits brings the story to life and adds a touch of realism that you rarely see in Urban Fiction books today. #RecommendedRead
My granddaughter is reading Sumayyah Muhammad’s book, Books: Little Wisdom (Paperback) by Sumayyah. I try to buy them new reading material each time that they come to visit and I saw this on your DJ Gatsby’s Book Club ”Recommended Reading” List and thought that it would be nice. It is a wonderful book. It is informative as well as inspirational and such a treat coming from such a young author. So far she has not put it down. She loves it.
Once again Author James Gordon delivers another great book for the masses & his latest offering “The Warmest Winter” just shows what a truly gifted writer this young man is. The Warmest Winter is destined to be an Literary Classic and If you are a fan of his previous books you will be pleasantly surprise by this Murder Mystery. For those of you who have never read any of his work hold onto your seats and prepare for the ride of your life.
In her latest book Lessons: Shattered Pieces Being Restored Poet & Author Ladonna Marie takes us to a place many of us have been before. She gives us a glimpse into the lives of 3 young girls Chantel, Casey and Mandy as they navigate their way thru the trials and struggles that face so many young women today.
Being a father of 3 girls i was able to not only relate to the book, but I also understood the lessons that the characters in this book learned. Lessons: Shattered Pieces Being Restored is a “Must Read” for Men. Women, Boys & Girls of all ages, not because DJ Gatsby Book Club says so but because LaDonna Marie wrote.
Author Alexander M. Smith Has Penned A Timeless Classic, That Is Sure To Arouse Your Most Intimate Thought And Desires. “In Love’s Time” Is Both Fascinating and Original Sure To Be Considered One Of The Most Entertaining Books Of The Year.
This Book Is A Romance Novel Thats “Turned Up”. I Could Say More About This Book But I Want You To Experience The Emotions That Will Come From Reading It With No Pre Conceived Notions At All.
Do Your Mind, Body & Soul A Favor And Read This Book !!
Golden is a poignant book about a lovely young girl who has some very serious issues that she is reluctant to face. She meets someone to confide in by the name Marcus, a charming young man who seems to be just the person she needs to confide in.
But as we all know we are only as sick as the secrets that we keep and no relationship can survive if you are determined to keep them. Her faith in God and her determination to rid herself of the demons that have haunted her since her childhood will be tested in this story. As the story unfolds it is apparent that Golden has to learn trust in someone and have faith in something in order for her to come to terms with her past.
(Warning) Don’t Go There: This is her story by Author Cynthia James is a very powerful story of love & betrayal.
Ms. James tells the story of how she met and fell in love with a man while he was incarcerated. while her story is not unique i am sure thousands of women can relate to the situation of meeting and falling in love with a man while he is in jail. Some women have even fell in love and married these men while the were still in prison.
The book makes some very good points and i am sure it will spark a lively debate on the pros and cons of falling in love with an incarcerated man or woman. I do think the author has a valid point considering all that her relationship put her thru. But at the end of the day I think every man & woman should make their own decisions and follow there hearts and minds before they enter into a relationship under these circumstances.
This is one of the most interesting books that i have read in quite a while , because it touches on a subject matter that a lot of women can relate to but probably would not feel comfortable talking about women .
“The Island Love Song” by Author Elva Nelson Hayes is a very entertaining and sexually explicit novel.
This is Elva’s first try at writing Erotic and she has shown that she is an Author to look out for in this Genre. We loved the characters , the love scenes and the way the story unfolded. Elva has gained a new fan and follower with this book and i look forward to reading her next book.
It’s not very often that an author writes a children’s book that exceed both the parents & the children’s expectation, but Hi, My Name is Bobo.: (A Weekend in the Life of a 5th Grader) (Step into the World of Bobo) by James Gordon does just that.
Bobo shows kids how to be kids and it takes us grownups back to a simpler time when all we had to do was be a kid. Mr. Gordon has given us a book that allows us to share aspects of our childhood with the children of today. Its a very special book that’s easy to read and children of all ages are sure to enjoy it. Although I don’t usually read children’s books (no little ones at home) but i am going to start thanks to
Author James Gordon & BoBo.
Share a little love & happiness with the children in your life and give them a copy of Hi, My Name is Bobo.: (A Weekend in the Life of a 5th Grader) (Step into the World of Bobo) by James Gordon.
“Pressed Pennies” By Author Steven Manchester will take you through an evolution of human emotions.
After divorcing her alcoholic husband, Abby (the epitome of a mother) promises her nine-year-old daughter Paige, that it will be just the two of them as they start their future in a new town. Paige is the first priority of her mother’s life. However, this is tested once Abby is reunited with her childhood sweetheart Rick, as they re-kindle the love they had never professed until now. Paige feels threatened by her mother’s love for Rick. She is determined not to welcome him into their inner circle, and reminds him at every opportunity that he’s an intruder.
Due to Paige’s nonacceptance of their relationship, Abby and Rick break up despite their passion for each other. To Abby, her daughter’s well being takes precedence over all other matters. The concept of “putting someone else’s happiness before yours” was the turning point for the future of “the trio’s life”.
This was again, an unexpectedly enjoyable read. I literally experienced the emotions (anger, hurt, joy, love) of the characters.
This gift Steven Manchester has makes him one of my favorite must read authors.
In the book Lynn’s Angels: The True Story of E. Lynn Harris and the Women Who Loved Him Judge, Mother & Author Vanessa D. Gilmore shares some of her most intimate moments of her friendship with Author E. Lynn Harris & five of her friends.
She invites us all into the private life of one of america’s most beloved writers, while allowing us to see his adopted family who he so fondly called his Angels. Lynn’s Angels as they are referred to in this book are five women who have one thing in common, a unconditional love, respect & friendship with E.Lynn Harris.
Author Vanessa D. Gilmore a/k/a The “Judicial Diva” of African American Literature has given us a glimpse into the lives of these five women.Judge Gilmore has given us the blueprint on how family’s & friends can support each other while cultivating & maintain lifelong relationships.
Needless to say I highly recommend ” Lynn’s Angels: The True Story of E. Lynn Harris and the Women Who Loved Him” its a book that celebrates life, love & the pursuit of happiness.
First time author Stacey Vaughn takes us deep into the world of BDSM with her book The Topper Room. She introduces us to some very interesting characters who indulge themselves in BDSM, sexual fantasy & sexual role play.
But the plot takes a dangerous twist when this BDSM Lifestyle leads to murder and a very prominent individual is implicated.
All in all it was a fascinating read & the book has a very interesting ending that will surely lead to another book from this talented author.
Author Kennedee Devoe is back with her second book, the follow up to “Two Wrongs”.
She has definitely improved her writing and I was pleasantly surprised wit the title and the story. The book cover gives you the impression that its going to be a good time had by 5 friends as they are shown toasting their glasses. But if you look closely, there are some smiling faces and others looking suspect. But in true Kennedee Devoe fashion everything is not always as it it seems and the story takes an unexpected twist and all hell breaks loose as their friendships are tested.
All In all its a good book and I am sure her readers will enjoy it & share it with their Book Clubs. Kennedee Devoe does it again while remaining true to her style of writing. After reading this book you will want to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
Jessica Kinkade really opened my eyes with her book Pain and Poetry. I was expecting a story about a shy innocent young girl who had a troubled youth. But she takes you on a journey that rivals any fiction story that is on the book shelves today. The difference is that “Pain and Poetry” is based on her life & she incorporates some very touching poems to bring her story across to the reader. As with any book that is based on true events there is a lesson to be learned and Jessica lays it all out there.
A colorful story that the author seems to hope will bring attention the 10 Commandments. I did not know what to expect when i started this book but i was pleasantly surprised as i read it. Dominique Wilkins has a unique way of bringing spirituality into her stories and this a very good one..
Reading “Girlfriends Secrets” by Author Charmaine Galloway turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The book was very well written and the characters were very believable. It centers around 3 girls who grew up as best friends, but as they grew older they grew apart. As their lives go in different directions the secrets that they keep from each other may prove to be their demise. “Girlfriends Secrets” will make you wonder why sometimes your best friends can end up being be your worst enemies. This was my first read by this talented author and I am sure it won’t be my last.
Author Natalie P Kennerly has written a book that will appeal to both Teens & Young Adults. “My Brothers Keeper” tackles real life issues that our children face everyday. The book is written with a sense of realism that most other “Teen Fiction” authors fail to incorporate in their books.
I love the way the author describes the relationship between Craig and his sister Georgia as they go thru pain of their parents not being in their lives. Georgia shows that she is very mature for her age she takes on the responsibility of looking after and protecting her younger brother. The author shows her talent for writing when the story takes a dramatic turn as Georgia’s longtime friend Christian seems to have eyes for her brother Craig.
I highly recommend the book for people of all ages because there is a message for everyone who read it, no matter how old you are.
The wait is over and I love the latest collaboration from Manswell T. Peterson & Brenda Stokes Lee. It is a fantastic book that highlights the talents of both writers. Manswell T. Peterson brings the Drama, Mystery & Intrigue that he featured in his “One Last Cry” series of books while the “Erotic Romance” writer of “Georgia On My Mind ” fame Brenda Stokes Lee keeps the pages hot & steamy as only she can.
“It Is What It Is” follows three people who’s lives are all filled with Drama, Sex & more Sex. First there’s Mykal a bachelor & playboy who wants to try the married life and have a family. Then there is Suniya who just can’t seem to find the right man and is tired of pleasing herself with her vibrator when ever she get’s horny. And there is Victoria the rich hot & horny chick who likes big black, well you know the rest. Put them all together and you have It is What It Is” a Erotic drama that is sure to have you waiting for the Sequel.
I don’t want to spoil the book anymore than I have so I will end by saying “Bravo” Mr. Peterson & Ms. Stoke Lee “Bravo”.
I honestly never saw that ending coming! Once again Treasure Blue,teamed up with Traci Bee has created a masterpiece! In my mind as I read…Jasmine ends up with all of Russell’s Money, Passion becomes her Mini Me with her own ‘Mr. Big’ And Jasmine hooks herself a hot young man to satisfy her every sexual need!! Well, in His usual fashion….Mr. Blue along With Ms. Bee, takes you down several roads and alleys only to lead you to a very shocking and unexpected “Dead end Street!
I give Cougar’s Candy 5 Stars for originality, suspense and for being a very entertaining Read!
Thank You Treasure and Traci!
Author RJ Champ Is Back With His Latest Book “A Beautiful Satan II Natasha’s Wrath” And He Has Done it Again. The Story Is Filled Well Written Beautifully Edited And Filled With Suspense. Natasha Is Still Doing her Devilish Deeds As Her Alter Ego Goes Along For The Ride. This Book Will Keep You On The Edge of Your Seat As You Read Every Page As The Author Pulls You Deeper Into The Mind Of The Notorious Serial Killer. Well Done RJ Champ, And I For One Am Looking Forward To Reading More About Natasha Very Soon..
Review for “Bottom Bitch” By Racquel Williams
In her very first Novel, Racquel Williams comes out Swinging! She shows that she understands the need to keep her readers interested and guessing! Throughout the story, Racquel had me happy, sad, angry and a myriad of other emotions! I loved that Sierra had her own independence and worked toward opening her own hair salon despite the fact that she could have had anything she wanted from Alijah! Then there was Shayna, the ultimate traitorous bitch that every good book needs, as well as the “other Tricks” such as Luscious and Priscilla that Alijah was messing with behind Sierras back, but then again, Sierra had Mo’…..My heart was in my throat as Sierra is describing how she sees all her homies that have already gone to Heaven…….
I cannot wait for Bottom Bitch 2!! ~Teri A. H.
Jay Fingers made a ‘Fan’ out of me with his book “Guestlist”.The story is set in the Bright Lights,Glamour & Glitz of the New York City Night Club scene, where things are not always what they seem. The main character Juliet Feliz moves to NYC ready to party, hang out with her friends & meet the VIP’s & Celebrity’s. But she is in for a big surprise when she gets caught up on the ugly side of that “Velvet Rope” which is reserved for those on The “Guestlist”. There are millions of stories about New York City and this is one of the best that I have read in a while. Well done Jay Fingers I am looking to reading and reviewing your latest book “Orange Mound”.
Vanna B, Comes back with “Fancy 2” and completes what she started in “Fancy”. I expected nothing less from this fantastic author. Vanna B is a talented and gifted writer who tells a story like no one else. Fancy 2 is fire !!
“Taste Of Insanity” Is A Story About 3 Mentally Challenged Young Ladies Who Meet In What Is Essentially A Mental Institution. First There Is “Egypt” Who Lived In The Lap Of Luxury, Then There’s “Andrea” Who Grew Up With A Mom Who Was Practically A Crack-head & And Finally There Is “Blakely” Who Is A Very Intelligent Young Lady Who Looses Her Mind & Her Memory. The Hospital Staff Has No Idea What They Are In for When These Three Young Ladies Arrive To The Rose Program at The Rose Lee Institution For Woman & Children. The Author “Morenike” Does A Great Job Keeping You On The Edge of Your Seat With Every Word In This Very Entertaining Very Different Type Of Book..
Baby Momma By Ni’chelle Genevese Is more than what I expected it to be. A story of a Player & Baller Rasheed who gets involved with a young lady Michelle & gets her pregnant. Michelle’s dream of having a beautiful & happy relationship with Rasheed her “Baby Daddy” is not going the way she hoped it would. Being the “Baby Momma” of a Hustler who loves Money & the Fast Life more than he loves you & your baby is not good a way to start a family. This book is a great read for all the “Baby Momma’s out there.
‘Found Son’ By Bookauthor Thomas C, A scintillating potrayal of life on the streets and in the drug running game. Thomas C weaves a tale of deception betrayal and scandal that will have you on the edge of your seat then have you breathing a deep sigh of relief when some of these young men mature into wisdom and become …Found Sons!
Teri, Gives 5 stars for ‘Shattered In A Split Second’
Besides being a true story about the trauma of a real family who faced and overcame a terrible crisis, it was the catalyst to me beginning to read again! Reading is something I did my entire life due to a hunger for knowledge and love for the written word yet I had fallen into a slump, but I got my autographed copy when the Author did a presentation & signing @ my Church..I began to read it immediately and the way she tells her story keeps the reader fixated and holding their breath through each and every development as the story unfolds! The fact that I used to work with Her son Atiba & that the family are my Sisters next door neighbors, made it even that much more poignant for me! Two Thumbs up Vanessa Richardson Bagby , for inspiring others, for turning your “test into a testimony’ and for Trusting God to bring You through.
Kisses don’t Lie is part one of Tamika Newhouse’s provoking series which includes a tale of suspense, intrigue mixed with some real life drama. While visiting her family in Texas, Kyla comes face to face with her first love who confronts her about a promise they made to each other over ten years earlier. A simple kiss brings back secrets. Secrets that if were ever revealed would be devastating to say the least. Kyla struggles with her desires and finds herself caught between two lovers from her past and one of them is blackmailing her. To make matters worse, Kyla has recently entered into a relationship with a co-worker in Washington, DC where she currently lives. Oh, “what a tangled web we weave”. Who will she choose? Brittany has recently met a wonderful man that adores her and is falling for her quickly. Things are going good between Michael and Brittany but, after a night of passion Brittany comes up pregnant. She begins to relive experiences from her pass and chases Michael away. Believing he would play the disappearing act anyway. Michael is confused and rejected by her actions and tries desperately to show her she is wrong about him. Brittany struggles to make a decision whether to have his child or not. Will both of them make the right decision?
Tamika Newhouse does a wonderful job of weaving the intricate plots full of twists and turns and suspense. This novel will literally have you on the edge of your seat. Just when you begin to think you have it figured out the story line & plot Tamika will reveal another twist to keep you full of suspense. A love story like no other, all because of a simple kiss.
Kisses don’t lie? Do they?
Cindy J, Smith has complied some of he most touching poems that I have read in a long time In her book “Voices In My Head”. She seems to have a grasp of words that very few poets have yet to master. I am looking forward to reading more poems from this talent & gifted Poet.
DJ Gatsby’s Book Club Book Review
“Fly Betty” by Treasure Blue (Cash Money Content Pubishing)
With another addition to the Harlem Girl Lost series, Treasure Blue continues to draw you in and make you feel like you really know the characters. This talented author introduces us to some new characters as well as bringing us up to date with some of the old ones. The lead character Betty Blaise is a very intelligent, calculating street smart young woman who is determined to take the game to another level. Armed with her mother’s diary and principles to live by, she uses them as a guide to survive the street game. She maneuvers through the journey will the skill of surgeon. She has high hopes, big dreams and will stop at nothing to obtain them. However the most thought out plans can go wrong.
Betty has succeeded where other women have failed by always being in control and staying a step ahead of her prey. But when she meets an unlikely candidate, her skills are tested and will ultimately prove to be no match for this new found love interest or so you think.
Treasure Blue will lead you in one direction and just when you think you have figure it out he will change direction and leave you floored and bewildered with that “I didn’t see that coming” look upon your face. Treasure Blue’s ability to tell this story of suspense and intrigue is just so amazingly brilliant. Fly Betty will hold your attention from the beginning to the very last sentence.
A good story told by a good story teller. I highly recommend it.
Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right, is a very interesting story of one woman’s journey while looking for love in all of the wrong places. Kennedee Devoe makes some bad choices, gets herself in some awkward situations and just makes plain old mistakes. She ignored a lot of warning signs, all while searching for a loving relationship.She established a pattern of failed relationships and taking revenge on those that lied cheated and caused her harm. Some of her decisions were costly and not just financially. I liked how the Author Kennedee Devoe was able to take her experiences both negative and positive and use them to evolve from a young girl into a mature woman. She eventually realized that “Two Wrongs Equals A Wrong”. Her decision to share her experiences in hopes that someone else will learn from them is admirable in itself.Sometimes we make choices that will have great consequences. These choices will ultimately impact us and serve to shape us into the mature adults we will become.
I enjoyed the journey and you will too. At times you will cheer, other times you will shake your head. It doesn’t matter how you get the message as long as you get it. Avid Reader & DJGBC Reviewer Robert Jones
Music Producer George “Na’im” Cash Writes:
I’ve just completed “Where Did We Go wrong” by Author Monica Mathis-Stowe (DJ Gatsby Book Club Award Winner For Best New Author Of 2012). Let me begin by saying it was an exciting and addictive read for me, with it’s generous portions of tangled webs being weaved, while doling out an equally generous amount of impromptu hot, vivid & sexy scenes that made this reader want to put down the book, and act out what was on the pages myself. Yes! Monica nails it; and all that implies… Well Done.*****5-stars from this reader, Bravo!
Michelle A. Fletchers book “CHARGE IT TO THE GAME” Is a great read. It is a heart wrenching account of what is like to be on top and have the rug yanked from beneath your feet. From an abusive relationship to prison there is a sense of excitement and anticipation in every chapter. She brought it home as she gives tips on how to secure your identity and keep your good credit in tact with an added bonus list of the major credit reporting agencies. She is indeed on the road to being a very accomplished author. It is great to see that she took a situation that could have very well ended her life or left without a career and turned it into something positive.I am praying God’s blessings on her that she will have a very long sucessful career. I will pass this book on to my own daughters because I believe that it can be instrumental in showing them the strength of a black woman.
Great thriller- Thank you Ashley & Jaquavis for a well written sequel of The Cartel Saga. You set the pace from the start of the book with Monroe coming out of his five year coma cut throating by all means necessary to dethrone Zyir, the new boss of The Cartel. Miamor returns to Miami seeking forgiveness and a second chance of love from Carter “The Epitome of a Man” Jones. The Cartel Empire was crumbling internally due to family bickering. The Feds had arrest warrants for Estes and The Cartel, however Carter had a heads up, fleed to Bermuda with Monroe and Zyir leaving his newborn son behind. Their plane reportedly crashed over the infamous Bermuda Triangle…Now the Cartel widows – Miamor, Breeze, and Leena must reign!