Album Review: Tamia’s “Love Life”

When I first glimpsed the cover art for Tamia’s sixth studio album, my mind instantly flashed back to her self-titled debut where she’s portraying four different sides. And after listening to Love Life, you can definitely get a sense of what Tamia’s going for: a combination of sexy, playful, and vulnerable. The album opens up with the bouncy and emotional Love Falls Over Me, a clear depiction of … Continue reading Album Review: Tamia’s “Love Life”

Album Review: “Hear Me Out” by Sarah Miles

Sarah Miles‘ latest EP has been out for a while now, but I still wanted to do a review because after recently listening to all five songs, I’m without a doubt in love with the record. With a mixtue of rock, pop, and folk, you can tell there’s something very personal in each track.  Hear Me Out opens up the EP on an energetic note, emphasizing … Continue reading Album Review: “Hear Me Out” by Sarah Miles

Book Review: Random by Tom Leveen

Release date: August 12th 2014 Publisher: Simon Pulse Purchase: Amazon Synopsis via Goodreads: Who’s the real victim here? This tense and gripping exploration of cyberbullying and teen suicide is perfect for fans of Before I Fall and Thirteen Reasons Why. Late at night Tori receives a random phone call. It’s a wrong number. But the caller seems to want to talk, so she stays on … Continue reading Book Review: Random by Tom Leveen

Album Review: “Count On My Love” by Tessanne Chin

If I could describe the way this album has made me feel after listening to it on repeat for God knows how long, it would be SPEECHLESS. I’m blown away by the catchy and addictive tracks. I didn’t expect anything less than perfection though. Tessanne Chin and her team has delivered. From start to finish, Count On My Love depicts the message of love, facing trials, … Continue reading Album Review: “Count On My Love” by Tessanne Chin

Single Review: “Abing Abing” by ORANGE CARAMEL

So I’m not usually a fan of Orange Caramel’s cutey cutey music, or any artist who does that kind of concept, but I must admit I’m addicted to their song Abing abing. Even if it’s ice-cream. I think the beat is energetic, as their sound usually is, and their hook is catchy. It’s no wonder some are referring to the Baskin Robbins influenced track as … Continue reading Single Review: “Abing Abing” by ORANGE CARAMEL

Book Review: “Cursed be the Wicked” by J.R. Richardson

Release date: March 3rd 2014 Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing Purchase: Amazon Synopsis via Goodreads: Cooper Shaw lives his life under a pen name and enjoys the anonymity it provides during his journeys across the globe as a seasoned writer for a travel magazine. When his job lands him in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, to cover the famous Festival of the Dead, he soon realizes that he can’t stay … Continue reading Book Review: “Cursed be the Wicked” by J.R. Richardson

Album Review: “Lights Out” by Ingrid Michaelson

I’m ashamed to say I’m only now listening to Ingrid Michaelson. My oh my have I been missing out. With her latest album, Lights Out, only a day away from being released, I was happy to receive the opportunity to listen and review her music. Good timing because I’m in the mood for some new music that’s not really mainstream and more original. Let’s see … Continue reading Album Review: “Lights Out” by Ingrid Michaelson

Book Review: “The Truth About Alice” by Jennifer Mathieu

Release date: June 3rd 2014 Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Purchase: Amazon Rating: 4/5 Synopsis via Goodreads: Everyone has a lot to say about Alice Franklin, and it stopped mattering whether it’s true.  The rumors started at a party when Alice supposedly had sex with two guys in one night. When school starts everyone almost forgets about Alice until one of those guys, super-popular Brandon, dies in a car wreck … Continue reading Book Review: “The Truth About Alice” by Jennifer Mathieu

Book Review: “Anything to Have You” by Paige Harbison

Release date: January 28th 2014 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Purchase: Amazon Rating: 3/5 Synopsis via Goodreads: Nothing should come between best friends, not even boys. ESPECIALLY not boys.  Natalie and Brooke have had each other’s backs forever. Natalie is the quiet one, college bound and happy to stay home and watch old movies. Brooke is the movie—the life of every party, the girl everyone wants to be.   Then … Continue reading Book Review: “Anything to Have You” by Paige Harbison

Album Review: “Love, Marriage & Divorce”

Toni Braxton and Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds joining musical forces to create an album, is a dream come true for most fans, including moi. I love their voices and have been longing for their reunion. Whether it be Babyface writing for her again, or doing a duet, recording a collaborative album is even better. I smell hit on every single track. No fillers. Only breathtaking, meaningful, … Continue reading Album Review: “Love, Marriage & Divorce”

Book Review: Invisible by Cecily Paterson

Release date: February 11th 2013 Publisher:Cecily Paterson Purchase: Free on Amazon Rating: 5/5 Synopsis via Goodreads: Jazmine Crawford doesn’t make decisions. She doesn’t make choices. She doesn’t make friends. Jazmine Crawford only wants one thing: to be invisible. For Jazmine, it’s a lot easier to take out her hearing aid and drift along pretending that nothing’s wrong than it is to admit that she’s heartbroken. She starts to … Continue reading Book Review: Invisible by Cecily Paterson

Album Review: ‘Loved Me Back To Life’ by Celine Dion

Celine’s back! There’s something really great about hearing that because you’re expecting beautiful, timeless music. Six long years have passed since Dion graced our ears with the pop rock and chart topping, Taking Chances, now the songstress is ready to reveal how she’s evolved in her artistry. With what many, including the notable producers and songwriters who’ve contributed to Celine’s 11th studio album, Loved Me … Continue reading Album Review: ‘Loved Me Back To Life’ by Celine Dion

Book Review: The Partner Track by Helen Wan

Release date: September 17th 2013 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Purchase: Amazon Synopsis via Goodreads: A young attorney must choose between the prestige of partnership and the American Dream that she—and her immigrant parents—have come so close to achieving in this riveting debut  In the eyes of her corporate law firm, Ingrid Yung is a “two-fer.” As a Chinese-American woman about to be ushered into the elite rank of partner, … Continue reading Book Review: The Partner Track by Helen Wan

Book Review: ‘Fallen Too Far’ by Abbi Glines

Series: Too Far #1 Release date: December 14th 2012 Purchase: Amazon Synopsis via Goodreads: To want what you’re not supposed to have…   She is only nineteen.   She is his new stepfather’s daughter.    She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.    But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Fallen Too Far’ by Abbi Glines

Book Review: ‘The Dirty Secrets of Markham Savoy’ by C.C. Dalton

Series: Colebrook Academy #1 Release date: August 6th 2013 Publisher: Twist Literary Purchase: Amazon Rating: 5 out of 5 Synopsis via Goodreads: Markham Savoy is Colebrook Academy’s most infamous student… He’s also the most attractive, most deviant, and most charming, but who’s counting? Every Colebrook matriculant knows that Markham is in the business of making problems disappear. And Colebrook students have no shortage of problems. But his aid comes at … Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Dirty Secrets of Markham Savoy’ by C.C. Dalton

Book Review: “Where Beauty Lies” by Elle & Blair Fowler

The London sisters return in this charming new novel about love, friendship, and the perils of fame. Despite their very public arrest, Ava and Sophia London are about to discover that in L.A. there’s no such thing as bad press. Suddenly, they are the hottest “It” girls in town and are one step closer to making their brand, London Calling, a household name. Their newfound … Continue reading Book Review: “Where Beauty Lies” by Elle & Blair Fowler

Album Review: ‘One’ by Sarah Miles

onesarahRelease Date: July 16th 2013

Label: Rock Ridge Music

Purchase: iTunes | Amazon

Rating: 5/5

This album was provided in digital format in exchange for an honest review but that does not influence my opinion at all.

Had to state that before going any further because I sincerely enjoyed the debut album of Sarah Miles. Packed with a combination of country, folk, pop, acoustic, and soft rock songs, One is like a soothing soundtrack to the warm summer days and the bitter-sweetness of relationships and life. I cannot express enough how absorbing and easy to love these songs are, and I feel my review may not truly interpret the greatness of the album. But go on this journey with me as I give you a break down of my reaction to every single track: Continue reading “Album Review: ‘One’ by Sarah Miles”

Book Review: ‘The Space Between’ by Victoria H. Smith

Release date: March 2, 2013 Self-published Rating: 4/5 Purchase: Amazon *I purchased the paperback.  Synopsis via Goodreads: When Drake started the night at his father’s campaign fundraiser, he never imagined he’d end it being conned into buying drugs on the West Side. Losing high-stakes poker has its consequences, but he’d repeatedly face them just to hear Lacey Douglas sing. Drake sees Lacey light up the stage, and he … Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Space Between’ by Victoria H. Smith

Album Review: “Talk a Good Game” by Kelly Rowland

Release date: June 18, 2013

Label: Universal Motown

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, Kelly Rowland is a very talented woman. She does not need to sell sex to sell music, if anything she shouldn’t even be trying so hard to appear sexy when she already is. And going into this album I had already formulated an opinion based on the cover and the ‘parental advisory’ stamp at the bottom. In the end, the music  is half the time entertaining and there are songs that leave you thinking, but I can’t ignore the tracks that aren’t very memorable.  Continue reading “Album Review: “Talk a Good Game” by Kelly Rowland”

Music Review: ‘Avalanche’ by Quadron

AvalancheRelease date: May 31, 2013

Label: Epic Records/Vested in Culture

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

First of all, I am so thrilled to have discovered this album on Amazon. Quadron is honestly new to me and I had no expectations, no idea whatsoever about the kind of music they make, but let me tell you I’ve gone bat shit crazy listening to this album. Avalanche sounds like a blast out of the 70s. It embodies the feel good type of music even your grandparents can enjoy. I mean songs that actually make you sit and listen to the words, or get up and dance but still listen to the words and soak it all in. It’s just great. And the only issue I have is with myself, for only now finding the Danish duo.  Continue reading “Music Review: ‘Avalanche’ by Quadron”