Friday, July 18, 2014

Book Blast Tour - Married in the Nick of Nine

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Cassandra Whitmore is facing yet another Valentine’s Day alone. Her love life is as dry as the Sharpie pen she uses to mark an even more dreadful day on her calendar—her upcoming 30th birthday. Driven by the maddening ticking of her biological clock, Cassandra is determined to meet, fall in love with, and marry “The One” within nine months. When Cassandra accompanies her cousin to a night club, her Type-A quest to meet a man is quickly rewarded by a stranger’s velvety, baritone voice asking if he might occupy the seat next to her. He’s Nicolas Harte, whose good looks leave Cassandra speechless, but not for long. After mustering enough courage to strike up a conversation, she learns Nicolas is everything she wants in a man—smart, successful, and available. There’s only one catch: He’s “GU” (geographically undesirable). Nonetheless, Cassandra falls in love with Nicolas and makes the uncharacteristic decision to move from Los Angeles to New York to be with him. But Cassandra gets a rude awakening when she discovers there’s something rotten in the Big Apple.

Genre : Contemporary Romance

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Diverse Arts Collective (May 9, 2012)

Author: Alretha Thomas.
Displaying alretha_thomas224_rt_lr.jpgShortly after graduating from USC with a degree in journalism, Alretha soon realized her interest in her major was not heartfelt. Instead of writing news stories, she wanted to write plays and books. Several years later, her church gave her an outlet to fulfill her writing desires through their Liturgical Fine Arts Department wherein Alretha penned twelve theatre pieces—the community response was overwhelming.

This led to plays outside of the church, including Alretha’s “One, Woman Two Lives,” starring Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), directed by four-time NAACP Image Award Best Director recipient, Denise Dowse. The production garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences.
In between plays, Alretha’s first novel, “Daughter Denied,” was launched in 2008 and in 2011, Alretha launched “Dancing Her Dreams Away.” Her third novel, “Married in the Nick of Nine,” spawned a four-book series that has been acquired by Soul Mate Publishing. “Married in the Nick of Nine,” the first book in the series was released July 2, 2014

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Reading Rendezvous Reviewz is hosting a FREE E-Read Giveaway of 
Married in a Nick of Nine. To enter leave a comment.


  1. Kilynn7/18/2014

    I clicked on the link but I don't see a price for the novel if you are not a prime member of amazon. Is it not available yet for readers not prime members yet?

  2. Heather7/18/2014

    Oh Wow, Sidne I remember we had a book chat about one of the other novels she written. Dancing my life away i think. I loved that book. Will definitely get this one.

  3. Queenie7/18/2014

    Sidne, I know you hollered when you seen that title. LMBO. I want a copy of this also. Will it be at the store?

  4. You know I'm still upset that google changed all this email stuff relating to the blogs. I don't like showing up with an empty face. I like this book cover. Will you be offering a review on this one. Is it on Goodreads yet. I enjoyed her last novel that you recommended. count me in and one for the sis of course.

  5. Shayna7/18/2014

    ok, that is one strange title for a book, Nick of Nine. Got to read it just to see how this title relates to the storyline which may i ask if you are going to be reviewing the novel?

  6. Cassandra7/18/2014

    I have not read one of her novels since our last one which we had a great time discussing. dont forget to sent me the review. Mom love getting them in the email too. She said she would love for you to review some Memoirs also. lol.

  7. Shawna7/18/2014

    oh damn, that beginning sounded like my life, LMBO. sounds like a good read.

  8. Laurel7/21/2014

    Rotten in the big apple. love that!!! sounds like my kind of read. Will it be available at the store?

  9. SassyReader8/02/2014

    I want this one too.