December’s Book of the Month: Holiday Temptation by Donna Hill, Farrah Rochon, and K.M. Jackson

Your votes have been counted!

7 days of nominations!

7 days of voting!

And now we have a winner for our first book of 2017.

The Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for December is Holiday Temptation by Donna Hill, Farrah Rochon, and K.M. Jackson. Take a minute to see what this book is all about.

Synopsis

A GIFT OF LOVE Donna Hill
Drama professor Traci Long spends her free time at the CoffeeMate café, pursuing her true passion—writing her own plays. Meanwhile, sexy barista Noah Jefferson is doing his best to distract her. But once they get involved, past betrayals make Traci wary. She’s right that Noah is keeping something from her—but it might be something that will make this Christmas as sweet as a rave review—and steamier than her favorite chai latté…

HOLIDAY SPICE Farrah Rochon
A Christmas-time tragedy took photographer Miranda Lawson’s holiday spirit with it. Since then, she’s traveled the world, determined to outrun her demons. This year she’s off to Istanbul. But the scenery isn’t the only gorgeous site she spots through her camera lens….Kyle Daniels loves Christmas, but he’s looking for escape too—and soon he and Miranda find it in each other’s arms. Yet their connection doesn’t end there. Maybe staying put isn’t such a bad idea after all—especially when there’s someone to celebrate with…

FROM HERE TO SERENITY K.M. Jackson
Unstoppable real-estate developer Ross Montgomery is under orders to get some holiday R&R. A cruise to Miami on his yacht, “The Serenity,” is the perfect place to start—especially when he meets his new personal chef, Essie Bradford. Between her calming presence, her amazing food, and her delectable beauty, Ross just might develop a taste for the good life. And when the two discover they have a lot in common—including an irresistible attraction—the next course may be a spicy New Year…

Meet the Authors

Donna Hill

My official writing career began in 1987 when my first short story was published. My first novel, Rooms of the Heart was published in 1990. Since then there have been a slew of books and short stories that I’ve had published, from romance to women’s fiction, chic-lit, erotica and mysteries. I enjoy them all. Three of my novels were adapted for television so that was exciting. I’ve had the honor of conceptualizing and editing several collections: After the Vows, Midnight Clear, Where There’s a Will, Indecent Exposure, and The Hot Spot. I currently write full time and live in Brooklyn, NY with my family.

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Farrah Rochon

A native of south Louisiana, Farrah Rochon officially began her writing career while waiting in between classes in the student lounge at Xavier University of Louisiana. After earning her Bachelors of Science degree and a Masters of Arts from Southeastern Louisiana University, Farrah decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a published novelist. She was named Shades of Romance Magazine’s Best New Author of 2007. Her debut novel, Deliver Me, the first in her Holmes Brothers series, garnered rave reviews, earning Farrah several SORMAG Readers’ Choice Awards.
In September 2010, Farrah joined the Kimani Romance family with the launch of her new series that follows the life of the fictional New York Sabers football team.
When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop, Farrah spends most of her time reading her favorite romance novels, hanging around on Twitter, and trying to attend as many Broadway shows as her budget will allow. An admitted sports fanatic, Farrah feeds her addiction to football by watching New Orleans Saints games on Sunday afternoons.

K.M. Jackson

A native New Yorker, K.M. Jackson had two dreams for what she wanted to be when she “grew up”: 1. a fashion designer and 2. a writer.
After graduating from high school, she pursued her first dream and studied fashion design at New York’s FIT. She then spent ten years designing for various New York houses. But after years of jugging the oh-so-glam world of mid-market fashion along with being a mother of twins, K.M. took the leap of faith and decided to pursue her other long held dream of being a writer.
She currently lives in a suburb of New York with her husband, teen twins, and her precocious terrier named Jack who keeps them keeps her on her toes.

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Congratulations Mocha Girls Donna, Farrah and K.M for being the December book of the month for 2017!

Feel free to leave comments below or at Goodreads.com. We are looking forward to hearing what you all think of this month’s selection.

Keep the pages turning ladies.

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2nd Annual #Black Friday Read-a-Thon on November 24

Hosted by DuLivre, Mocha Girls Read, and Books & Sensibility

Black Friday ads are everywhere!  People are getting their funds, sleeping bags, and gear together for the mad rush.  I wouldn’t be too shocked if there are people lining up in front of Best Buy right now.

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Now, why would I or anyone want to be apart of this madness?

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  Yikkes!  This is madness.  Wait…is that an iron?  Whattt?? All of this for an iron!!!

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These folks have lost their minds over kitchenware.

Now, let’s find a calmer, peaceful and sane activity like a READ-A-THON!  Amber @DuLivre came up with this brilliant idea last year.  A read-a-thon at home with the books we love.  I mean this is the most perfect event.  You can:

  • Finish a book on your nightstand.
  • Get caught up on a reading challenge.
  • Start that book you have always wanted to read.

I know you are excited about the read-a-thon now.  So here is the information about the #BFRaT (that’s the hashtag we will be using.)

How do I sign up?

Simply post on your blog/website, Instagram, or tweet about #BFRAT along with your goals. Feel free to also use the below image. Don’t forget to link to your sign-up post as well so that you’re eligible for prizes.

When is it?

12 a.m. Friday, November 24 until 11:59 p.m.

So….Americans only?

Nope! The more the merrier!

Will there be challenges?

Yes! There will be challenges throughout the day with opportunities to win our favorite things – books! You have to be signed up to qualify for the prizes.

Okay, I’m intrigued. How do I participate? 

Basically, do you. Choose your TBR realistically and know that the universal challenge is to read a book! You can interact with other readers on social media and through blog post challenges, just have fun with it!
Stay connected with your hosts by following via social media and using the hashtag #BFRaT
Are you sold? I hope you are! Join me and other great readers as we snuggle up with some books and a nice hot chocolate (or tea/coffee…do you).
You can sign up HERE.

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Let’s Vote: December Book of the Month – Holiday Fiction

For the month of DECEMBER, we are going to read a HOLIDAY FICTION.  As always there are some really great titles up for the vote this time.

Here are the Rules for Voting.

1. You may vote for three (3) books.

2. All members get to vote only once.

3. Last day to vote will be NOVEMBER 19, 2017. (11:00pm Los Angeles time)

4. The book with the most votes wins. But if there is a tie there will be a 48-hour death match. The two or three books will go into a head to head competition for only 48 hours. Whichever book is left standing (with the most votes) wins!

Below the poll, you will find the title of the books linked to more information on Amazon.

*Note: If a book is found to have accumulated fraudulently votes, it will be disqualified and the second runner up will be our book of the month.*


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Nomination for December’s Book of the Month: Holiday Fiction

 It’s that time to pick a new book of the month.

              The theme for December’s book nominations will be…Holiday Fiction

Note: If you are nominating a book in a series then only book 1 is allowed. And all nominations should be published in e-book and physical form.

Nominations are from 11/6/17 – 11/12/17

For selecting our book of the month Mocha Girls Read uses a democratic system for monthly selections. What do I need to do? In the comments section below, tell us what you want to read next (author and title).  How many books can I nominate? Just pick 1 title off your TBR (to be read) list. Then what? We will put the list of nominations up for everyone to vote on.  Once the voting is over, the winner will be selected as the book of the month. What if there is a tie? We will put the two books to a head to head competition. The two books will be re-posted and everyone will be able to vote again but only in a 48 hour window of time. When do the nominations start and end? The nominations start today and will close on November 12, 2017 at 11:00pm. Voting will start the next day.

Let us know what you want to read next in the comment section below.

Here are some suggestions.  Click the book covers to read or buy the books on Amazon.

 

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November Book of Month: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Your votes have been counted!

7 days of nominations!

7 days of voting!

And now we have a winner for a book for the theme, 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEE.

The Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for November is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  Take a minute to see what this book is all about.

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

About the Author

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi as indicated by her accent. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right-On Magazine with a picture included. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop. She can also still rap if needed. She is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Meyers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. Her debut novel, The Hate U Give, was acquired by Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins in a 13-house auction and will be published in spring 2017. Film rights have been optioned by Fox 2000 with George Tillman attached to direct and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg set to star.

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Congratulations Mocha Girl Angie for being the winner of November’s book of the month for 2017!

Feel free to leave comments below or at Goodreads.com. We are looking forward to hearing what you all think of this month’s selection.

Keep the pages turning ladies.

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