Net Galley Reviewer

Professional Reader

Friday, March 29, 2013

Temptation Review

Today is the release of Temptation, Confessions of a Marriage Counselor by Tyler Perry. This is an explosive romance about forbidden desires.

I will admit that I was a little hesitant when I first heard that Tyler was turning another stage play into a movie. Why? Tyler has a hard time portraying a character other than his Madea. Let me explain that. In Why Did I Get Married…the argument that he and his wife had in the truck. His voice was completely Madea. So, I really didn’t want to hear that voice seep out. It’s really throws a monkey wrench in the storyline. Some may not have noticed and don’t really care. But, I did and I do.

Ok, enough about that. Let me get back to the point of this post…my review.

Other than the fact that Brandy’s bangs were an eye sore because of the unevenness and Kim K needing more acting classes (but, she did a good job), I really enjoyed it. The twist was very predictable. I picked up on immediately. Lance Goss can play the part of a crying young man to a tee. I really hope he gets more acting jobs where we’re able to see him playing a different role. Jurnee Smollett-Bell did a great job! Her character, Judith, who’s based on Judas, was every bit Judas. I had a thought at the beginning and it was confirmed at the end. If I had to decide which bare chest I loved better, Lance Goss or Robbie Jones, I have to go with Lance’s. Now, that’s my own personal opinion. As usual Vanessa Williams was Vanessa Williams. She knocked it out. There’s a scene between her and Jurnee Smollett-Bell when I hollered. I was glad to see Ella Joyce back in the game. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen her. Renée Taylor, who many may remember as Sylvia Fine from The Nanny was hilarious! Both men and women, because this story could have very well been Lance Goss being tempted, need to watch so that they’re reminded of what they need to do to keep their spouse happy. When they’re not happy at home, things look great to them. But, we know that everything that looks good isn’t. Don’t get caught up with some forbidden fruit. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Temptation. I give it a strong B+/A-. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spotlighting Patricia Enyi

Today, I sat down with author Patricia Enyi. Patricia is new to many readers. She's the author of the novel, The Prodigal Daughter. I hope you'll give her a try.

Hi Patricia, tell us a little about yourself.
Patricia: I was born in Nigeria, West Africa, but I came to the United Sates as a teenage and finished high school here.

YLG: How did you come up with the title The Prodigal Daughter? Tell our readers a little more about the book.
Patricia: The title took me a long time to come up with. Since I am now Catholic, I was not born Catholic, One day I heard Pope John Paul talking about Catholic Prodigals coming home again and there was my book title.

YLG: What message do you hope the readers will get from the story?
Patricia: The message in my book is about religious discrimination. That is discrimination with the body of Christ, the churches. This happens a lot in Nigeria and amongst Nigerians.

YLG: Have you written any other books? If so, what are the names and genres?
Patricia: Yes, I have written a children’s picture book and the title is Marcus The Magician.

YLG: Who’s your favorite author? What is it that really strikes you about their work?
Patricia: My favorite author is Chinua Achebe. I love his works because his books are not just for entertainment. You also learn something from reading them. His books make you think.

YLG: How can readers contact you?
Patricia: This email address

About the book

The Prodigal daughter follows the life of Loyce Amaechi, the eldest daughter of Nigerian Immigrant Hal Amaechi, until the age of twenty-nine years. In a society obsessed with sex, Loyce refused to have premarital sex. She wants to wait until her wedding night. But her friends would not hear of it. They want her to start having sex, like the rest of them. So, she is set up with Quintin Chisimdi on her eighteenth birthday introduce her to the pleasures of human sexuality.

It takes that one time meeting, for Loyce to fall head over heels in love with the handsome heat breaker.  He also, falls in love with her. But their joy soon turn to sorrow as Loyce’s parents believe that Catholics should marry only Catholics, and they refuse to let her marry Quintin.

Ten years went by and Loyce continues to pine for Quintin, and as her younger sisters marry, she starts to get desperate.  She soon finds love again, and Quintin reappears and changes all her plans. But she continues to plan her elaborate wedding with her fiancé, until both men confront her forcing her to make a very painful choice.

Thank you so much for this interview.

Thank you very much Yolanda. God bless you.

***Disclaimer: Please note, I haven’t read this book.***

The Rich Girls' Club Blog Tour

As you can see from the picture, Honey B's blog tour is this week. Honey B decided to visit my couch today. I’m extremely honored and excited to have her here today. Before I begin, let me give you a little information about Honey B. If you’re new to her and her books, I hope that after this interview you’ll give her a true. Sit back and enjoy the interview…don’t forget you Apple Martini.

Honey B is the pseudonym of New York Times bestselling writer Mary B. Morrison, author of If I Can’t Have You, The Eternal Engagement, Unconditionally Single, Sweeter Than Honey, Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This, Somebody’s Gotta Be On Top, He’s Just a Friend, Never Again Once More, and Soulmates Dissipate, which is being adapted into a move.

Through her explicit works, Honey B wants to pollinate all women with knowledge about sexuality and self-love and help them safely blossom into goddesses. She lives in Oakland, CA.

***I love how Honey B gives advice to women to help them bring their sexy back! She's the best with her BHONEST posts on Facebook.***

About the book
When money isn't enough for Brooks Kennedy, Morgan Childs, Storm Dangerfield, and Hope Andrews, the women decide to take over the governor's house in...


California has never had a female governor and Morgan Childs is determined to change that with the help of her friends. Gathering the backing of the wealthiest women in California, she convinces her best friend, Brooks Kennedy, to run for governor.

Morgan's campaign strategy is nontraditional, but she knows her plan to sexually blackmail each of Brooks's opponents is virtually foolproof. Once she convinces the team of her tactics, they do whatever it takes to get incriminating evidence on Brooks's opponents.

The Interview

YLG: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Honey B: I grew up poor in my hometown of New Orleans. My great aunt reared me. My school teachers inspired me. I can't remember a time when I didn't believe in myself. I know God watches over me. 

YLG: What do you do when you’re not writing?
Honey B: Travel. Enjoy time with family and friends. Travel. Live on Facebook and Twitter. I would say "freelance" meaning date whomever whenever but I recently committed to a wonderful Texas State Representative so I'm happily exclusive with this man.

YLG: Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
Honey B: Terry McMillian's Mama self-published novel. Tyler Perry's movies and stage plays. I'm not a follower but when I see successful people doing what I want to do, "I know I can do it too."

YLG: Tell us more about The Rich Girl’s Club. How did you decide on this story line?
Honey B: Men aren't always as smart as they think they are. Many men undermine women, especially when it comes to sex and politics. I wanted to pen TRGC to show how women can outsmart and blackmail men. 

YLG: I always throw in an off the wall question. So Honey B, do you prefer fuzzy or tub socks?
Honey B: Definitely fuzzy. Soft is sensual even when it's not sexy but as long as it's not his . . .

You can visit her at to learn more about her and her upcoming projects.

Twitter: marybmorrison