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Many know Damon Young as the co-creator of, a popular blog site know for its serious, yet hilarious, commentary on black popular culture. His essay memoir is just as funny and thought provoking as his online essays. I enjoyed the collections because he is able to make such serious points with a dash of humor. When reflecting on what Young has shared, I am reminded that many of us laugh to keep from crying.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062684301
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Published: Ecco - March 26th, 2019

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Robyn is already late for work when she notices she picked up the wrong laundry bag when her hot neighbor, Fallon, comes to pick up his clothes. The attraction he feels for her makes him forget that Robyn just used his clean shirt to clean coffee off the floor! Usually Fallon has no problem sweeping women off their feet, literally and figuratively, as a stripper, but is he good enough to be with Robyn? Will she accept his career? You’ll have to read to find out. 

Stripped (Happy Endings #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496715241
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Published: Kensington - August 28th, 2018

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Alyssa Cole never fails to amaze me. This is a truly short and sweet novella to keep you occupied while waiting for the final book in the Reluctant Royals series.  Those who’ve read A Princess in Theory will remember Likotsi, Prince Thabiso’s loyal assistant,and how she was ‘ghosted’ after meeting the woman of her dreams. She finally takes some well deserved time off only to run into Fabiola, the stylish jewelry designer who ghosted her. But was Likotsi really left behind? You’ll have to read this to find out.

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy: A Reluctant Royals Novella Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062931870
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Published: Avon Impulse - February 19th, 2019