Summer Reads Part Two: The E-Books

     Hey Scholars! In part one I discussed my summer reading list in terms of physical books. This list is about the e-books also on my summer reading list. I have bought so many it is hard to keep up with what is on my Barnes and Noble Nook Color. There are some that I have bought a little while ago that I want to read very badly, so this summer presents the perfect time to do so. I was a little reluctant at first when it came to e-readers because of my love affair with physical books. When I did come around my choice was the Nook Color because at the time it was one of the first e-readers that had back lighting enabling me to read in the dark. I am happy that I eventually came around because I love my Nook. It is convenient and since I travel somewhat frequently, I do not have to decide which of my hundreds of books to pack. In addition, I do not have to worry about the extra weight of books in my luggage.
 


 So here is my list of e-books on my partial summer reading list:



Beverly Jenkins
Destiny's Embrace
2013
HarperCollins Publisher

"Gentleman Seeks Housekeeper.Must be willing to travel.

Desperate for another life away from Philadelphia, headstrong and beautiful Mariah Cooper answers an advertisement for a housekeeper at the other end of the continent. Waiting in California is the most breathtaking—and arrogant—man she has ever met . . . and he'd like nothing better than for Mariah to go back home!

Logan Yates has run Destiny, the family ranch,since he was a boy. He doesn't need this Eastern miss his stepmother hired, though his home's chaotic state suggests otherwise. Still, he's secretly pleased that Mariah gives as good as she gets—and he must fight the urge to take her in his arms and kiss her whenever she proudly stands her ground. But when he's in danger of losing her, Logan will have to choose between pride . . . and his heart's true desire."


Tiana Laveen
When Saint Goes Marching In
2012
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

"WARNING – This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable.

It is six years later and Saint and Xenia have two beautiful sons and are enjoying their lives in sunny California. Having started a new leg of his career, Saint takes on innovative responsibilities, relishing the excitement of his job—from wealthy Rainbeau men hiring him for sexual assistance with their wives, to planning to snare a prolific, insane, and hate-filled killer on the loose. Still doing conferences, Saint is distracted by recent harassment and tortures that target Rainbeau men and their spouses in a small town in Missouri. Asked by the White Knights of the Round Table to assist in the troubling case, Saint uses his mental agility and psychic abilities to help capture the man responsible and bring him to justice. Just when he thinks the drama is over, another predicament arises in the form of Saint’s sultry ex-girlfriend who has an axe to grind. She is a blast from his past but she won’t disappear without wreaking havoc. As their lives unfold, revenge is served to Saint in a manner that is of nightmarish proportions, demolishing his personal life irreparably. Saint is forced into a new life that becomes an emotional roller coaster as he chases a serial killer while simultaneously trying to regain the love and trust of his soulmate. Will Saint be able to outsmart a sociopath? Will Xenia and Saint survive this true test of their union? March with Saint and come find out."


Tiana Laveen
Saved and SAINTified
2013
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

"WARNING – This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable.

Please note: This is the third book of a series. Though it can be read as a stand-alone novel, it is highly suggested that all potential readers first purchase, "The Naughty Sins of a Saint" and "When Saint Goes Marching In."

Book Description:

Peace comes at a price…

Committed to his fight for interracial peace for Rainbeaus and black Goddesses across the globe, Dr. Saint Aknaten is a proud husband and father. However, the arrival of a third child—a beautiful daughter—poses a threat to Saint’s blissful life and could very well bring the destruction of everything he holds dear.

An evil, powerful force threatens the balance…

Saint’s entire world is shaken by one man who stands between him and his future destiny. Soon, this modern day hero finds that blood truly is thicker than water. Armed with courage, love from his Queen and princes, his sharp instincts and an arsenal of psychic abilities, he is thrust headlong into treacherous enemy territory in the heart of his native heritage—Egypt, the cradle of civilization, a place of secrets and mystery where his survival is far from guaranteed.

No one messes with Saint’s family…

To add insult to injury, Saint discovers a Judas amongst his ilk—a bane that must be exposed, stopped and destroyed. Will Saint be able to save his world from crashing and meanwhile, keep the Rainbeau Knights of the Round Table intact from internal hemorrhaging? Finally, can Saint use the lessons learned from his past to save his family? One thing is certain in this case—revenge is a dish best served steaming hot.

Get your plane tickets and passport and strap on your seatbelt. This ride may get bumpy…"


Shiree McCarver
The Search
2013
Shiree McCarver

"The flyer reads…

Missing: September 1870 – Chinese Mail Order Bride, Mei Ling. Last seen boarding a train to San Francisco, California…
Hasn’t been seen since.

Rain Deerfield, free-born woman, half-breed tracker for the missing minority class and bounty hunter for the United States Militia is on a search that hits close to home. Her childhood friend, Mei Ling, is among the hundreds of missing in the San Francisco territory. Could it be a coincidence or was all the missing somehow connected?

After advertising and paying for a mail order bride, handsome Dr. Wen Da Yang’s potential “wife,” Mei Ling, never arrives to his home, Alcatraz, “Island of the Pelicans.” Feeling he was duped of a bridal trousseau and train fare, Wen gives up on the idea of a wife and instead searches for the perfect domestic.
Miss Rain Deerfield embarks on the old abandoned military fortress and none too soon in Wen’s opinion. With the arrival of his new housekeeper, his serene world as he has known it is turned completely upside down with intrigue as one unexplained ghostly encounter after another occurs.

Is Dr. Yang’s island home truly inhabited by ghosts or is there something more sinister going on?"


Mallory Monroe
The Sins of the Father- Book Six in The President's Girlfriend Series
2012
Austin Brook Publishing

"Dutch Harber, the President of the United States, returns from a trip abroad concerned with his daughter’s erratic behavior. She not only seeks to link him sexually to her mother, but to destroy Gina, his African-American wife, in the process. She teams up with Gina’s half-brother, an ex-con who has his own agenda, to bring down the First Couple.

But the situation takes a drastic turn when an encounter from Dutch’s past comes back to haunt him, and when those Washington schemes and plots collide in a dangerous intersection of passion and greed that leaves the very heart of Dutch and Gina in the balance.

In the sixth installment of the President’s Girlfriend/Dutch and Gina series, the interracial couple discovers that the enemy from within can sometimes be far more deadly, and devastating, than any from without."


Mallory Monroe
What He Did For Love- Book 7 in The President's Girlfriend Series
2013
Austin Brook Publishing

"Dutch Harber resigned his presidency praying for a simple life. He gave until it nearly cost him everything, and he had no further interest in giving any more. He returned to his beautiful estate in New Jersey with the goal of returning to his Fortune 500 company and re-launching his private life. He had high hopes of finally giving the love of his life, his African beauty Gina, the life she deserved.

But just when he thought he had put their traumatized romance back together again, not only the world around him, but those near and dear to him, begin to fall apart. Allegations of affairs and betrayal, of unrequited love and miscalculations uproot from Washington and follow him to Jersey. And then, after a terrorist attack leaves the country in panic and confusion, Washington comes calling too. They all need Dutch. They all refuse to allow Dutch Harber the peace and quiet he had been dreaming of.

In the latest installment of the President’s Girlfriend series (Book Seven), Dutch and Gina find themselves caught in a swirl of drama and national crisis that they thought were behind them. And when Gina refuse to endure it again, Dutch has to put his foot down. But not without a heavy cost."


Mallory Monroe
Mob Boss 6: The Heart of Reno Gabrini- Book 6 in the Mob Boss Series
2013
Austin Brook Publishing

"Reno Gabrini believes his number one job is to protect his family. His beautiful wife, Trina, and their two sons are the very reason he gets out of bed every morning. But when he returns home from a business trip to find his wife partnering with people he barely knows, a gold digging female attempting to worm her way into the family, and a lovesick son with a dead body in his trunk, he knows his job has gotten that much harder. He takes charge, believing there’s more going on than meets the eye, but his family insists he’s overreacting and is being, as usual, overly protective of them. Until the lid blows off of their idyllic life and plunges all of them into a world of passion and obsession where Reno begins to believe that all of their unsolicited drama may be disguising another mob war.

In the sixth installment of the Mob Boss series, Reno Gabrini comes face to face with his greatest fears and is forced to put it all on the line in ways that nearly costs him everything."


Francis Ray
All That I Need
2013
St. Martin's Press

"In bestselling author Francis Ray’s latest Grayson Friends novel, two lost souls come together to discover what matters most of all…

LOVE COMES WITH NO GUARANTEE

Lance Saxton is a self-made man who enjoys every moment of his success. Running an auction house allows him to manage his own time and travel the world on a moment’s notice—so why rush to settle down? The question answers itself…until he crosses paths with a beautiful, spirited travel writer who makes him second-guess his sense of independence—and leaves him wanting more.

 BUT IT’S ALWAYS WORTH THE RISK…

What’s love got to do with it? Fallon Marshall is at the peak of her career as a journalist. Any story she wants she can get. So when she hears about an auction being held at a fabled old estate in Santa Fe, New Mexico, off she goes…only to meet a man who makes her question her priorities. Maybe it’s time for Fallon to stop running away in search of adventure…and just fall into Lance’s arms?"


Trisha R. Thomas
Un-Nappily in Love- Book 6 in the Nappily Series
2010
St. Martin's Press

"Venus is ecstatic about her husband’s new career as a movie star thanks to a role in a searing romantic drama with co-star Sirena Lassiter. Jake and Sirena’s relationship, Venus quickly learns, goes back further than Jake wants to admit. Venus isn’t happy when the new “it” team’s hectic promotion schedule takes them to exotic locations while Venus must stay behind with a business to run and a daughter to raise. However, it’s not long before Venus senses danger. When she receives advice from her one time arch enemy, Trevelle Doval the queen of late night evangelical TV, Venus, in her trademark style, decides to save her marriage by any means necessary. But when the paparazzi get involved, all hell breaks loose. Will Venus be able to keep her man or has she lost Jake forever?"


Trisha R. Thomas
Nappily in Love
2011
Face Press

"Venus and Jake are the stars of their own reality show. The home becomes a battle ground for the stardom Jake craves and the normalcy Venus needs to raise their children. Not to mention all the weird people coming out of the woodwork including someone from the couple's past, Sirena Lassiter, who is determined to redeem her career and take what's duly hers in the process. Luckily, Venus has a guardian angel, or so it seems until strange things start happening making Venus question the very real forces of good versus evil.
In true Venus fashion, there's no stopping her from finding out the real secret of the mysterious stranger whose landed on her doorstep."

***Disclaimer: All of the book summaries are courtesy of Barnes and Noble. Also, all the images except the Nook Color are from Google images.***

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