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Book Review Talk about The Family Business by Carl Webber and Eric Pete

The Family Business by Carl Webber & Eric Pete

Title The Family   Business
Author Carl Webber & Eric Pete
Genre Urban Fiction
Publisher Urban Books
Release   Date: February 1, 2012
ASIN/ISBN: ASIN:   B006X464B6, ISBN-10: 1601624670, ISBN-13:   978-1601624673
Purchase   Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Family-Business/dp/B007N7NP3W/ref=tmm_aud_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1354831023&sr=1-1
Author/Book   Website: http://www.twitter.com/iamcarlweber
Book   Description: By day, the Duncans are an   upstanding family who run a thriving car dealership in Queens. By night, they   live a dangerous secret life! Carl Weber and Eric Pete deliver a thrilling   underworld drama in The Family Business.L.C. Duncan, patriarch of the family,   is at the age when he’s starting to think about retirement in sunny Florida.   But the recession is taking a bite out of the business and, worrying more, he   has to decide which of his children should take over. When his workaholic son   Orlando gets the nod, Orlando’s siblings—including the favorite son Vegas,   conniving daughter London, glamorous party girl Paris and flamboyant   nightclub owner Rio—are up in arms. But so are the Zunigas, a rival family   whose fragile business alliance with the Duncans may explode at any   moment.When Vegas suddenly breaks away from the family, London’s lawyer   husband, Harris, makes a play for the company and all hell breaks loose.   Selling cars, it turns out, is only a small part of the Duncans’ family   business. Each member of the family has a secret expertise to reveal. And   now, under siege from the Mafia, Mexican drug cartels and the Zunigas, the   Duncans will have to stick together—or die separately!
BRT   Rating:   5 out of 5 winks
BRT   Review Title: Edge of your   seat reading!
BRT   Review: I listened to the   audiobook version and let me say that I was not disappointed!   The back story revealing what the true family business is, and   what each family members part in the business is, was nothing short of   brilliant. The vivid descriptions and realism of the situations pulled me in   at every turn. Either these guys did some serious research to ensure the   “business” dynamics were realistic, or they’ve had a room with a   view to such operations previously to make this storyline work. The cut   throat tactics of the outside players, as well as within the family itself,   ensures the reader undrstands early on that these are not the Huxtables from   the Cosby Show or the Seaver’s from Family Ties. Each family member has their   own back story and the audio version definitely made certain that I felt like   I was listening to a movie playing on my television while I was in another room.   The newly ensued trouble that begins at the end gears you up for the   sequel…while you wait on the edge of your seat for it. Nothing short of   “Bravo” is worthy in reviewing this book. Great review   talk! But you be the judge.

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Book Review Talk about Fancy by Vanna B.

Title Fancy
Author Vanna B.
Genre Urban fiction, African   American Fiction
Publisher Hope Street Publishing
Release   Date: April 18, 2012
ASIN/ISBN: ASIN:   B007VQLTLU, ISBN-10:   0985351500
Purchase   Link: http://www.amazon.com/Fancy-ebook/dp/B007VQLTLU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1354825996&sr=1-1&keywords=fancy+by+vanna+b
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Book   Description: Maribel “Fancy”   Alvarez is a trendy socialite who has it all: enviable looks, popularity and   a closet full of designer clothing. The Philadelphia beauty lives an amazing   life. At least that’s what she’s led everyone to believe. Fancy goes to great   lengths to keep up a façade of perfection, but when a series of unfortunate   events rattles her world, everything begins to fall apart. She’s always been   taught to use what she’s got to get what she wants but deep down inside Fancy   knows there is truly more to her than just a beautiful face and perfect body.   Will she abandon the superficial lifestyle she’s come to know or succumb to   the temptation of the almighty dollar? Fancy chronicles the life of a woman   torn between the person she is and the person she wants to be. This iconic   story will resonate with readers who, like Fancy, have battled issues within,   as well as outside influences, while struggling to find themselves amidst a   world of chaos.
BRT   Rating:  fourwinks
BRT   Review Title: Quick and Fancy read
BRT   Review: I   read this book on kindle. I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was actually a   really quick read. I only read in my spare time after work and was done in 2   days. The characters are interesting, although Fancy is a bit too gullible   and trusting, even for a party girl, but I enjoyed the book. There were   several typos of one word in particular, but it didn’t take away from the   storyline. It was an extremely quick read and the twists and turns are   sometimes unexpected; I didn’t predict most of them. Clearly there will be a   sequel as the ending was open ended. Nice   work. Good review talk! But you be the judge.

 

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Book Review Talk about Blossom by Queen Pen

Title Blossom
Author Queen Pen
Genre Urban Fiction
Publisher Atria Books
Release   Date: May 23, 2006
ASIN/ISBN: ASIN:   B000GCFXIQ, ISBN-10:   0743284496,
Purchase Link: http://www.amazon.com/Blossom-Novel-Queen-Pen/dp/B0025VL9KM/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354831726&sr=1-1&keywords=blossom+queen+pen
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Book   Description: Queen Pen first rose to   stardom as a hit-making rap artist, then with a popular collection of short   stories, Situations. Now she makes her debut as a novelist with Blossom,   a love story of ultimate passion and desperate measures. Blossom, a beautiful   schoolgirl, gets a taste of the good life when she meets Dude, an older,   charismatic street hustler. Lavished with expensive jewelry, exotic getaways,   and, most important, her first love, Blossom’s life is transformed. But her   fairy tale is quickly ended when a murder occurs — a murder meant for the   two lovers.From the streets of Brooklyn to the beaches of the Dominican   Republic, Blossom takes us on the rocky journey of falling in love with a   hustler. T Mac, Dude’s brother, meets a tragic fate, and Dude’s emotional   pain and controlling temper cause him to change his attitude toward Blossom.   Deceit becomes the new foundation of their relationship, and Blossom is left   feeling abandoned and betrayed but still in love.With the same artistry and   honesty that put Queen Pen on top of the charts as a rapper, as an author she   delivers a rhythmic, fast-paced urban novel that will teach us a lesson on   love.Genres: Urban Fiction, African American
BRT   Rating:  threewinks
BRT   Review Title: Enjoyable but   predictable
BRT   Review: I   read this book on kindle. I thought it was cliche as far as the jet setting,   fantasy world of the “down to earth” drug dealers and eventually it   got to be a bit annoying with the glorification of it all. A lot of the big   twists were predictable, but the way she played out the scenes was   interesting enough to continue the read. It was easy to determine some of the   developing relationships and who was going to be get killed etc. Even still,   I enjoyed it as a whole the way I would enjoy a made for Lifetime movie.   Under the genre it’s in, some circumstances were of course expected, but it   would have been nice to make it a little more realistic to separate it from   the typical story line. The way that the story ended, a sequel could   definitely be spun from it. Decent   review talk! But you be the judge.

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Book Review Talk about Wendy’s Got The Heat by Wendy Williams

Title Wendy’s   Got The Heat
Author Wendy Williams
Genre Nonfiction, Arts &   Entertainment, Radio, General Broadcasting
Publisher Pocket Star
Release   Date: August 5, 2003
ASIN/ISBN: ASIN:   B0036QVPEK, ISBN-10:   0743470214
Purchase   Link: http://www.amazon.com/Wendys-Got-Heat-Wendy-Williams/dp/0743470222/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354832034&sr=1-1&keywords=wendy%27s+got+the+heat
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Book   Description: She’s the kind of media   personality that artists love because she builds them up — and fear because   she can bring them down. She’s interviewed many of the biggest names in   entertainment — Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston, and Queen Latifah among   them — and is known for her ability to disarm and get them to reveal their   secrets. Known as both a “shock jock diva” and “the biggest   mouth in New York,” Wendy Williams is always at the top of her game, whether   she’s doing color commentary for the VH1 Fashion Awards or giving romantic   advice on her daily drive-time show. But there’s more to the Queen of Urban   Radio than meets the mike. Wendy’s Got the Heat is her story — about   growing up in a predominately white suburb, recovering from drug addiction,   struggling to launch a successful career in one of the most male-dominated   media industries — and it’s by turns painful, hilarious, triumphant, and   totally true.
BRT   Rating:   fourwinks
BRT   Review Title: Very   Interesting insight into her life
BRT   Review: I   purchased the kindle version of this book. I got a greater and better   understanding of the former radio vj, now talk show and gossip host Wendy   Williams and why she is the flamboyant, over the top, extroverted woman we   see in the media currently. I enjoyed the book and was trying to guess who   her first husband was and the boyfriend who violated and raped her in her   drug days. Many scandals arose from her radio days that are still relevant   now and some of her struggles and accomplishments are spotlighted, as well as   her weaknesses. I commend her for being so open and doubt the majority of us   could ever reveal so much about ourselves or our own personal lives in her   place; especially while she’s still in the spotlight. Good review talk! But you be the judge.

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