The Best of 2016 Giveaway Hop

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2016 was a hard year for all of us for one reason or another.  But there were a few great reads that helped us through it all.  The Bookhounds is hosting “The Best of 2016” Giveaway Hop to help us share the best books we read last year.

A few Mocha Girls want to tell you about their best reads and other bookish things from 2016.

Mocha Girl KaShawn is up first with her 2016 Bookish Review

Next up is Mocha Girl Didi with her favorite books from 2016.

Last but not least, Mocha Girl Ashely here with her 2016 Favorite Books.

Now to the giveaway part.

~The Prize~

One paperback copy of a book from one of the videos mentioned above.

~The Rules~

Enter using the Rafflecopter
Must be a US Resident
Ends 1/31

Good luck and hop on to the other blogs below to win more great 2016 reads.

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A Look Back On Being A “Bad Ass”

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Remembering pieces of a book you’ve read can be difficult when life interferes into our fairy tales with it’s demands. This month, I pledged investing into a book journal to assist in remembering some our beloved lines and catch phrases of this month book. How’d you do? [Read more…]

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January’s 2017 Book of the Month: The Heart Don’t Lie by Yasheca Lasha

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 January is The Heart Don’t Lie: Jewel’s Dilemma by Yasheca Lasha.  Take a minute to see what this book is all about.


Jewels is an around-the-way girl who prides herself on being the sexiest amongst her crew. Black, is her tall, dark, and handsome lover who will do anything to protect her. She soon discovers that loving a man like Black, a drug dealer, comes with many ups and downs.
After learning of Black’s infidelities with another woman in the bed they shared, Jewels decides to get revenge by playing the field. Things take an unexpected turn and spiral out of control when she meets LaShaun, and her sexuality is tested.
Relationships are ruined and friendships are destroyed, as Jewels struggles to figure out who really has her back. She soon discovers that nothing is safe when it comes to matters of the heart.
The Heart Don’t Lie: Jewels’ Dilemma, becomes a roller coaster ride full of twists and suspense, as the unveiling of adultery, murder, sex, and drugs begin to consume Jewels’ almost perfect world.

About the Author

Yasheca is a self-published author, editor, proofreader, and ghostwriter. She is an avid reader of all genres but has a special love and loyalty to urban fiction and street literature projects. As a teenager attending Doyle Middle School in Troy, New York, is where she began writing poetry and song lyrics inspired by the street flow and lyrics of Rhythm and Blues and Hip Hop music. Reading A Hustler’s Wife by Nikki Turner encouraged her to begin writing and go after her dream of having the world read her work. The support of family and friends encouraged her to complete her first novel “The Heart Don’t Lie: Jewels’ Dilemma.”

Yasheca is currently pursuing an MBA at Western Governors University and working on her second novel.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, spoken word and reading.

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Congratulations Mocha Girl Yasheca for being the first book of the month for 2017!

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

Keep the pages turning ladies.


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Nominations for January 2017 Book of the Month: Debut Author

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Mocha Girls Read welcome to 2017 and our first book of the month nomination for the new year.  The theme for January’s book nominations will be…Debut Author (Any book by a first-time author, who’s book was published in 2016 .)

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 12/5/17 – 12/11/17

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 December 11, 2017 at 11:00pm. Voting will start the next day.

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

If you need some suggestions check out the titles below. Click the book covers to read a synopsis and the reviews of the books.

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Gratitude Giveaway Hop for Any Book You Want


Hosted by BookHounds

Welcome to another monthly giveaway.

Today is our day to give “Thanks” to all of you for being great readers.  Last month was our anniversary and we were giving away 3 to 4 books all week along with over $100.00 in Amazon Gift Cards.  In case you missed it and did not get a chance to win anything at all.  This is your chance to win another “Thank You” gift.

~ The Prize ~

Any book you want to read from this list.


Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner

The Lake House by Kate Morton

Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister

Darktown by Thomas Mullen

The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith

~The Rules~

Must be 16 years or older.

Must be a US resident.

Enter the rafflecopter below to win 1 copy of any book you want.



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Now take a minute to check out all these other blogs below to win more great bookish prizes.


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