It Ain't Just the Size by M.G. Hardie. 2010. Dream 4 More Rating: Sweet Dreams. 4 stars.
It Ain’t Just the Size kept my attention from start to finish with the combination of characters, personal issues and views on current events.
Lance has his hands full by being a positive example of a man that happens to be black and even through trials and tribulations. His journey takes you on a trip from undergoing a difficult parenting situation, a criminal background, and his education, his love for people, his friends, and the need for a soul mate.
This book has a host of characters that are so realistic that you can find yourself becoming a part of the family. There were so many areas covered in the story that is impossible to lose interest and some of the topics reach the reader in ways that seem so close to home and makes you feel like you’re a part of the cipher.
Although there is so many things introduced in this story, but the book avoids being confusing or overbearing. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a combination of drama, education, and love.
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The Truth As I See It by Nakia R. Lashaul. 2010. Serendipity Bound Books.
Nakia writes from the depths of her heart, passion, and previous experiences. She also speaks on legacies, happy and sad moments, and what roots are we spurting up (Tree). She has broken her poetry and prose in four sections: You and Me; Love; God; and Life. This shows she knows her purpose for writing and what areas God has placed in her heart and spirit to write.
“I Am Not Afraid” is a poem that speaks about generational fears and these ancestors past wearies us from carrying their burdens but its time to lay it to rest—not to be afraid anymore. We have to step into our destiny and not re-live their past burdens and curses; don’t let it carry over and put it to rest. Let it bury in the graves where they rest.
“To My Child” is about a mother’s love, ability to teach her child to love, build character, morals, confidence, and to shield them from evil.
“Divine Complements” is an explosive, dynamic and spirit-lead poem how two are inseparable and destined to be together; first these souls are born into the world to find each other in due time to spend eternity together. Can this poem be read at my wedding? I also will read “Love Unknown” to my future love.
Moreover, some poems are so passionate that explodes with profound language but doesn’t loose its flow and meaning. There are many inspirational and assertive poems that move you and enjoy for pleasurable reading. There a poem or two that I loved in each section. This is a must read and would love to have this woman on my future poetry show(s).
*The inevitable some books have, typos, that can happen from typesetting or eyes overlook sometimes. However, it doesn’t take away from the message itself.
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If You Don't Tell by D.V. Hent. 2009. Naughty Ink Press.
DV Hent with his debut novel has created the wildest fantasies with his characters: Laela, Quinton, and Teniyah; as I can feel the agony, pain, and marriage not made in heaven with Simone's inner thoughts and do not want to be a coke-addict like her mother.
DV Hent, when I read Simone's character, must have studied the woman's anatomy, passion, and emotional side--since I can envision all her thoughts while reading on. I can see myself agreeing with her since I plan to marry and have children someday soon.
I think Laela is too south for me, over the edge, to try the unthinkable before marriage with Quinton and will see where this love-roller coaster-will take them all.
Do we have a new Eric Jerome Dickey, he is one writer that not only writes well; verbiage-usage; but also knows the essence of a woman!
Is there a sequel? There were some parts that were stretched and made the book long, but still good.
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4 stars: Sweet Dreams