DJ Gatsby Book Club “Books Of The Month” Sept 2016

 

With the summer coming to an end it’s time for DJ Gatsby Book Club members to get serious about reading and supporting some of our favorite authors. Our September “Book Of The Month” selections are some of the best books we have recommended this year. All are Amazon bestsellers and reflect the diversity in our reading and how our members tastes have change.  Our 4 books include A Sinful Calling ( A Reverend Curtis Black Novel) by Kimberla Lawson Roby, The Carter Boys 3 by Desiree, The Hidden Wife by B.M. Hardin, Between Black & White (Book 2) by Robert Bailey. As always we encourage all of our members to Buy, Read & review our selections.

bm-hardinThe Hidden Wife Kindle Edition

“Something Borrowed. Something Blue. He Chose Me. But WE Chose You.”

Tiffany, “Strawberry” Parks has it all. The perfect house. The perfect career. The only thing that she is missing is the perfect husband. She failed at love her first time around, but she vowed that her next marriage would be her last.
But who said that she would even have a choice in the matter?

Love finally comes her way, and Strawberry is in love like never before. But something isn’t right. It seems as though the closer and closer she gets to happily-ever after, the more someone seems to be trying to get her attention.
Does someone know her secret?

Strawberry learns the hard way that sometimes love is patient. And sometimes love decides to be kind. But sometimes love is just plain ole’ stupid and other times it’s blind.
But the love that Strawberry feels is real; but can her new husband say the same? Or is there already someone that he loves more….that also has his last name?

Just because it can’t be seen, doesn’t mean it can’t be heard. Have you ever seen what happens, when you fail to keep your word?
To love and honor or to deceive and betray?
When vows and promises are broken, there is always a deadly price to pay.

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black-whiteBetween Black and White (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers Book 2) Kindle Edition

In 1966 in Pulaski, Tennessee, Bocephus Haynes watched in horror as his father was brutally murdered by ten local members of the Ku Klux Klan. As an African American lawyer practicing in the birthplace of the Klan years later, Bo has spent his life pursuing justice in his father’s name. But when Andy Walton, the man believed to have led the lynch mob forty-five years earlier, ends up murdered in the same spot as Bo’s father, Bo becomes the prime suspect.

Retired law professor Tom McMurtrie, Bo’s former teacher and friend, is a year removed from returning to the courtroom. Now McMurtrie and his headstrong partner, Rick Drake, must defend Bo on charges of capital murder while hunting for Andy Walton’s true killer. In a courtroom clash that will put their reputations and lives at stake, can McMurtrie and Drake release Bo from a lifetime of despair? Or will justice remain hidden somewhere between black and white?

kimberlaA Sinful Calling (A Reverend Curtis Black Novel) Kindle Edition

Dillon hadn’t been called by anyone. He’d called himself and he wasn’t ashamed of it. But no good can come from . . .

A SINFUL CALLING

Two years ago, to everyone’s surprise, Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a minister, and then founded a church right in the center of his living room. Today he’s pastor of a 1,000-plus-member congregation, and new members are joining weekly. Sadly, behind closed doors, Dillon is far from being a saint. Dillon has become more like the man his father was thirty years ago-consumed with money, power, and lots of women. His family may have let bygones be bygones, but they continue to keep their distance.

Not Alicia, though. This daughter of Curtis Black joins Dillon’s congregation, leaving her father’s church behind. The family has forgiven Alicia for marrying Levi Cunningham, the former drug dealer she had an affair with, but once Alicia realizes they will never fully accept Levi, she decides to see her family less and less. She and Levi are truly happy, however, guilt from her betrayal of Phillip and its aftermath casts a shadow over their wedded bliss.
But when Raven decides she wants a higher position in the church and Alicia hides a devastating secret, the entire family is affected in ways they don’t see coming. In the end, no one will be able to trust anyone . . . and for very good reason.

desireeThe Carter Boys 3 Kindle Edition

The Carter Boys, Olivia, and the women and men who love and hate them are all back in the third installment of this wild and crazy, yet oh so addictive series.

Shiloh, Anthony, Jaheim, Talin, Elijah and Trent have so many things outside of the family going on in their lives, that they have little to no time to keep a watchful eye on the princess of the Carter family…baby sister…Olivia. All of that changes when the secret life she’s been hiding for some time now comes to the forefront, causing a couple of her siblings to feel some type of way. Whether they’re for her or against her, the Carter men try to deal with what Olivia has going on, all while trying to handle the things that they deem are important to them.

Surprise proposals, unexpected pregnancies, sexual tension, more lies, some truths, meeting the in laws, and a big family dinner that starts and ends with so much chaos that a few brothers literally comes to blows are just a few of the things jumping off with this crazy cast of characters. Let the creative mind and wonderful writing skills of Desiree take you on another trip to Atlanta where the Carter family and all of their drama is sure to keep you thoroughly entertained.

 

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DJGBC Books Of The Month October 2014

DJ Gatsby Book Club is proud to share the selections for “Books Of The Month” October 2014.

First we have one of our favorites Racquel Williams with the 3rd installment of her “Bottom Bitch” Series and the lovely and Talented Author Kimberla Lawson Roby with a delightful Holiday Story. Next up with a mixture of Poetry and Short Stories we have the self-proclaimed Greatest Poet Alive James Gordon and The Seductive Kottyn Campbell and a few friends with Night Playground “Nocturnal Naughtiness”. Last but not least we have a newcomer to the DJ Gatsby Book Club reading list,  Nika Michelle and she does not disappoint with the 5th installment of her National Bestselling series…… Fruit 5 ” The Final Taste”.

As always we want to enjoy our selections and be sure to leave a  review on Amazon.

Founder DJ Gatsby Book Club

Jeff “DJ Gatsby” Wilson

1. Bottom Bitch 3: The Revenge Kill [Kindle Edition]

Racquel Williams

Book Description

November 12, 2014
Sierra Rogers has once again beaten the odds of getting shot, but that was no pain compared to her losing the love of her life. Having had enough heartache, she decides to move to Atlanta, GA. She soon realizes that trouble has a way of showing up on her doorstep. Armed with anger and murder on her mind, she becomes as treacherous as the streets that raised her and the hunted becomes the hunter.
Shayna Jackson is out for blood, and vows to stop at nothing until her rival is dead. Consumed with hate and jealousy, she decides to go after the woman that caused havoc on her life.
Azir Jackson is young, rich and poisonous. Having to live without his father, he turned to the streets for guidance. Years later, he’s all grown up and has one thing on his mind; MURDER. Someone has to pay for the pain of him losing his father.
The saga continues as bloody murder, sex and revenge are on the minds of this trio. Revenge at its finest and only God knows who will make it out alive.

 

2. A Christmas Prayer [Kindle Edition]

Kimberla Lawson Roby

Book Description

October 28, 2014
Alexis Fletcher hasn’t had a merry Christmas in five years-not since her mother passed away. Every December she remembers the joy her mother brought to everyone during the holiday season and feels the pain of her absence, even more so now that she and her sister are barely speaking. More than anything, Alexis wishes her family could be whole again.However, with her wedding fast approaching, Alexis might just be ready to make some holiday memories with a new family of her own. Alexis’s fiancé, Chase Dupont, is everything she ever dreamed of. He’s kind, handsome, fully supportive of Alexis’s career, and the CEO of a large company. But outside forces threaten to derail this happy couple from ever reaching the altar.

As tensions rise, a dramatic event causes Alexis to question everything. Will fate give her what she needs to finally embrace the season that has brought her so much pain? Will Alexis get her wish for a happy holiday? Or will her Christmas prayer go unanswered?

 

3. Night’s Playground: Nocturnal Naughtiness [Kindle Edition]

G.P.A. Greatest Poet Alive , Red Snapper , Felicia Easley , GentelmanSoul Hardaway , La’Erotica Poet, Pharaoh WordSmith , Becca Wolford , Kottyn Campbell

Book Description

December 5, 2014
Night falls, and it’s been a while since the opportunity has presented itself to have some adult play…Lust…Seduction…Sexual Pleasure…so tonight these three men and women have decided to meet up at the Playground. This is better than Pandora’s Box! Its sex unleashed and unlocked, pleasing any and every adult who enters. Only the very grown and sexy are allowed.
This is a very special invitation, and you are invited to play along. Get ready to go deep, and then go even deeper. Open up wide…get ready to rise, to ride, to be aroused. Be prepared to get moist and wet. Bring an extra pair, or wear none at all; toys are a must, bare bottoms exposed, very little clothing.
The heat of this night will set you on fire! These are explosive motions that will make you cum…sucking is a bonus, tongues must be in motion, bodies in sync for you to feel the experience at Night’s Playground.

4. Forbidden Fruit 5: The Final Taste [Kindle Edition] 

Nika Michelle

Book Description

November 26, 2014
In the finale of the Forbidden Fruit Saga you will finally get the closure that you need for all of your favorite characters. All loose ends will be tied and everyone that you have grown to love will show up to show out!!!
Will Yanna and Blo finally get it together, or will they go elsewhere for good? Daren and Reco are moving toward a wedding date, but will Reco’s old side chicks keep getting in the way? Ju and Maya are happy, but why is she suddenly looking for some kind of excitement? Tre is fighting for his life. Will he survive? Will Princess exact revenge on Shamira? All of your questions and more will be answered in the bittersweet end of the FF journey. The final taste will definitely leave you satisfied.
Excerpt:
Princess
“Shut the fuck up bitch!” I went off, grabbed the gun from Daren and pointed it in Mira’s face. “You just don’t know what the fuck I went through keeping that shit from you! I lost fucking sleep and weight over that shit! You know how I feel about bein’ thick bitch! I ain’t never want to be skinny! I cared about Ace and I fuckin’ loved you! That crazy ass mufucka was there to kill me and Tre! I was wrong to keep it from you, but I’m damn glad my man saved my life that night! If he hadn’t neither of us would be here. Your brother would be here of course, but I guess that’s all your selfish ass wants. Tre wouldn’t have ever killed him over me! He didn’t even know about us! Fuck this shit! If I turn you in I don’t trust that you won’t tell the police about what happened to Ace. I’m not stupid. I know that there is no statute of limitations on murder. I can’t chance that shit!”

 

DJGBC “Books Of The Month” July 2013

little bad girls 3Little Bad Girls 3 By Treasure Blue

After receiving news that rocked her world, seventeen-year-old Chantel Turner’s hardships have only just begun. Now she must go to extremes to protect her twelve-year-old sister—the only family she has left—from the very person who began her nightmare. After Chantel teams up with her friend Precious, they use their minds, bodies, and fury to right the wrongs and serve the only justice fit for the crime—death!

The Lacn phillipsst Kings By C.N. Phillips

In the city of Detroit, all it takes is one bullet to end a life and one dollar to start another. Enticed by the world of drugs and fast money, Sadie is lured into the life of a hustler. Accompanied by her best friend Mocha, she begins her climb to the top and soon becomes the head of the biggest underground cartel in the state. They streets label them The Last Kings and they seem unstoppable, but when her past of secrets and lies come back to haunt her, betrayal threatens to rip The Last Kings apart.

purple reignPurple Reign” By K’Wan

Don B is the owner and headliner of a successful, yet notorious, record label called “Big Dawg Entertainment” where all it’s stars seem to meet with unfortunate ends under  mysterious circumstances. Don B made his fortune off music and his name from the trail of broken lives he’s left in his wake. He is a
predator in every sense of the word. Don B’s wealth and power make him believe
he’s untouchable, but all this changes during a business trip to Miami and a chance meeting with a stranger who calls herself Reign. She is cold, cunning and beautiful…a perfect match for the self proclaimed Don of Harlem. He is
determined to have her for his own at all costs, but soon finds that the price to be with Reign is a steep one, even for a man as wealthy as Don B. In his pursuit of Reign Don B finds himself caught up in twisted plot of sex, secrets and murder, where the predator now finds himself the prey.

meek mills“Tony Story” By Meek Mills

Tony and Ty had big dreams of getting rich. Although they grew up like brothers, once money and envy entered the equation, greed took over and loyalty went out the door.

After a deadly shooting, the streets of Philly were in an uproar and the lives of many people revolved around revenge. Gold digger Kee capitalized on the built-up tension; but before she could really enjoy the fruits of her labor, she was thrust into the middle of a street war with the cost being her life.

Trust was not an option and revenge was the only thing anyone had in common. Paulie wanted revenge for his cousin; LB wanted revenge for his brother. They both had blood in their eyes and murder in mind; names were called while gunners lurked in the shadows. It became bigger than the almighty dollar and no one was safe. Philly won’t be the same after you’re a witness to Tony Story.

first comes loveFirst Comes Love Then Comes Murder” By Reign

Juliette (Jewels) Madison is on trial for the brutal murder of her husband Marcel Madison. Whether or not she killed him is not the question, because she was found soaked in his blood. What her high profile defense team must prove is that she acted in self defense. But as the case unravels and her raunchy, violent and greedy lifestyle is exposed, Jewels doubts if she’ll ever see the light of day again. To make matters worse, she desperately tries to prevent her dirtiest marriage secrets from being exposed. First Comes Love, Then Comes Murder has all the raw, explicit and jaw dropping gore that fans have come to expect from Reign. Read at your own risk.

the secret“The Secret She Kept” By ReShonda Tate Billingsley

How far will you go to save someone you love and trust when they’ve kept a dangerous secret for years? That’s the question facing Lance Kingston, a successful Houston magazine executive whose recent marriage to beautiful, high-powered attorney Tia Jiles seemed to promise a bright future for both of them. But under the surface, a fierce and frightening storm was brewing. That’s because Tia never revealed to Lance what she and her family have known since Tia was seventeen—she has an illness that takes over her mind, transforming her into a raging, violent woman hell-bent on destruction. Bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia. Or crazy, as Lance’s grandmother continually reminds him. “Crazy leaves clues,” she told him point-blank, and perhaps Lance should have listened. Tia’s mother tries to pray the problem away . . . and Tia’s doctors can’t help her if she won’t do what they advise. Now there’s more than their marriage and Tia’s survival at stake: Tia is pregnant, and Lance will stop at nothing to keep his troubled wife and unborn daughter safe. But at what price?

reverand“Manology: Secrets Of You Mans Mind Revealed” By Rev Run of Run DMC and Tyrese Gibson

Tyrese and Rev are unlikely best friends—Rev is married with six kids and Tyrese is a single dad still hesitant to settle down. But after an unexpected disagreement in which Rev insisted that marriage is forever, and Tyrese pushed that you could bail when the sex went bad, the two decided not just to agree to disagree but to team up and open their debate to a larger audience. Even though they’re at different points in their journeys, both have clear insights on what it takes to make a relationship work and what can sink it instantly.

Manology is a guide to regaining your relationship confidence and weeding out the cheaters, MANipulators, and pimps from the good men. Just follow Tyrese and Rev’s advice and finally understand the reasons behind your man’s actions. Some men’s behavior can’t be changed, but it’s better to face the truth. No matter how painful or distressing that truth might be, if you know it, you can confront it and move past it. Tyrese and Rev acknowledge that it can be difficult for men to open up, but they present real strategies for men and women to have honest and open discussions about relationship expectations.

With Rev’s hard-earned knowledge on what it takes to make a marriage work, and Tyrese’s sometimes uncomfortable but always straight talk on the single man’s mind-set, Manology is your one true source of knowledge to help you take control of your love life and truly understand your man.

kimberlaA HOUSE DIVIDED BY Kimberla Lawson Roby

Life is close to perfect for the Reverend Curtis Black and his wife, Charlotte–except their son Matthew and his girlfriend, Racquel, are about to become parents at the tender age of eighteen. Even though Curtis and Charlotte wish Matthew could focus on Harvard instead of fatherhood, they are determined to welcome their new grandson with open arms. But for Charlotte, welcoming her future in-laws is another story. Try as she might, Charlotte can’t stand Racquel’s mother, Vanessa–and the feeling appears to be mutual.

When the tension between Charlotte and Vanessa finally erupts, the stress sends an already-fragile Racquel into early labor. Everyone is quick to blame Charlotte, including Matthew and Curtis. That her own husband would side with someone else infuriates Charlotte and strains the relationship they’ve only recently been able to repair. Her one ally is Racquel’s father, but that brings problems of its own.

While Charlotte schemes against Vanessa, Curtis is consumed with his own concerns about Deliverance Outreach. A mysterious figure from his past has been sending Curtis cryptic messages threatening to take away Curtis’s coveted position as senior pastor and destroy everything he has worked so hard for. But who could hate Curtis that much? And how can he fight an enemy he can’t even name?

Times of trouble are descending upon the Black family in more ways than one. Will they be able to overcome their challenges and stand together against someone who could take it all away? Or is the Black family finally out of miracles?

no no 4“The Ultimate No No 4” By Tamika Newhouse

Nitrah Hill was finally happy, that was until she got the call that a former friend was found murdered in her hometown. Forced to return to Fort Worth she is faced with her lives past secrets, regrets, and mistakes. Leaning on her friend Jazzaray for strength they both are faced with the ultimate betrayal that suddenly starts to make everything fall into place. When Dahlia returns to town she comes to blows with her own demons. When her former love is thrown back into her life she must face the fact that her mistakes that ruined everyone s lives must be made right. That means; she must take destiny into her own hands, including facing her friends murderer.

pussyThe Pussy Trap 3 By Nene Capri

Fear, Grief and pain . . . the perfect mixture for the deadly cocktail that drives KoKo head first into danger as she tries to hold onto her throne. Betrayal, distrust and a struggle for power almost destroys all that she has built. Kayson is back on the scene and refuses to bow to anyone. The power is up for grabs and there are many hands in the pot. There s a boss that will live to the end, but who will succumb to The Pussy Trap’s Death by Temptation?