Review: Black and Blue in Harlem by Delia C. Pitts #DiverseDetectives

Pub. Date: February 4th 2019 I FriesenPress I Pages: 144 I Crime/Mystery I CW: Alcohol addiction   Summary: "SJ Rook came to Harlem to re-build a life. You hit bottom, the only way out is up, right? Nice home, nice job, nice girl. With a few breaks, a hard-luck private eye can land on his... Continue Reading →

Review: The Path to Dusk by Miri Castor

Another gorgeous cover for this series! ❤ Pub. Date: September 3rd 2019 I Castor Press I Pages: 250 I YA Fantasy Summary: "Jermaine Charm has everything he could ever want: supportive parents, two loving sisters, and a vibrant home in the suburbs of Dewdrop. When the dazzling new girl arrives at his school, she comes... Continue Reading →

Review: Biskaya by SchwarzRund

How gorgeous is the cover? Made by the author! Pub. Date: November 10th, 2016 I Page Count: 274 p. I  Imprint: zaglossus  I  CW: Abuse, ableism, suicide, eating disorder, racism, queerantagonism   Summary: Biskaya is about a Tue, a Black woman in her thirties, living in Berlin. She's working as a singer in a German indie band.... Continue Reading →

Review: Every Watering Word by Tanya Manning-Yarde

Pub. Date: September 27th 2017   I Page Count: 126 p. I  Imprint: Wasteland Press  I CW: Rape, abuse, violence   Summary: "This collection of poetry is an ensemble of many themes. Every Watering Word encompasses poetic rumination about women’s self-discovery; stories about coming of age; explorations of sex, sensuality and eroticism; epiphanies gleaned from motherhood and marriage;... Continue Reading →

Review: Stuck Like Lint by Shefali Tripathi Mehta

Gorgeous cover by Misha Oberoi Summary: "When Trisha disappears suddenly, complaining of a writer’s block, Debika, her editor for years, is left distressed—theirs was not just a writer-editor association but a bond of friendship and trust. Soon afterwards, the surprising news of her award-winning collection hits the headlines. As Debika braces herself to read the... Continue Reading →

Review: Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett

How cool is this cover!? Summary: Dayna Anderson doesn’t set out to solve a murder. All the semi-famous, mega-broke black actress wants is to help her parents keep their house. After witnessing a deadly hit-and-run, she figures pursuing the fifteen-grand reward isn’t the craziest thing a Hollywood actress has done for some cash. But what... Continue Reading →

Review: Amla Mater by Devi Menon

“In the stillness of autumn, I feel I can almost hear someone hum 'Lokame tharavadu (the world is my home)....' In her tiny flat in East London, as Mili waits for her baby to arrive, little things remind her of her life in India----the scent of jasmine flowers, a heavy downpour, a late-night cup of... Continue Reading →

Review: The Leavers by Lisa Ko

One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors... Continue Reading →

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