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"Creatively written with humor, sauciness, and a sexy edge..." — Sharon Lewis of The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers and BlackBookReviews.net

Creatively written with humor, sauciness, and a sexy edge, CHOCOLATE LEMONS AND PEPPERMINT TEARS: The Bittersweet Life of Xena will keep the reader quickly turning the pages. The novel is set in Los Angeles during the 1990's; the reader will take a ride on a fantastic voyage down memory lane. The characters are relatable, intelligent, sexy and funny. Xena is attractive and successful; has issues with her weight; wears her hair in a short afro and dares anyone to say something about it. As a matter of fact, Xena's character takes on a lot of the author's appearance and her life...hmmm! Renee has a love for younger men, full of life and doesn't have any problem speaking her mind. Energetic and hilarious, this debut novel is sure to put a smile on your face.
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"If you're ready for a great read... This is a must have!!!!" — Ayisha F. (Cali), July 13, 2009

Since I've picked this book up... I just can't put it down. I'm from Sac Town, so this book really hits close to home for me. It is phenomenally written and the characters are hilarious and very relatable. This is definitely a favorite in my collection and I am telling all my girlz to buy it. Bravo Ms. Robinson!!!
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"Fantastic!" — K. Knotts (Los Angeles, CA), May 31, 2009

Put on a comfy robe, pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine, curl up and be thorougly entertained by the hilarious, in-your-face-with-just-the-right-amount-of-raunch, "Chocolate Lemons and Peppermint Tears: The Bittersweet Life of Xena." Robin R. Robinson has a way with words and in the tradition of Terry McMillan, she takes no prisoners in this tale about the trials and tribulations of Xena, a righteous, together sista, and her quest for a man. And not just any old man will do either. See, this sista has set the bar very high; she knows her queenly worth and refuses to let desperation, or lack of the big "D" (as she so eloquently puts it), force her to settle for anything less than what she deserves. Alas, her Prince does arrive, but ultimately turns out to be a frog with a devastating secret. So, accompanied by her road-dog, Renee (a "Cougar" long before the term was coined), Xena moves to Los Angeles in an effort to purge him from her mind, body and soul, and find her real soulmate. The author does an excellent job of capturing the mid 90's single scene in Los Angeles. I know because I was there around that time. Trust me when I say: it was a bleak and desperate landscape! I fell in love with Xena. Her story is so relatable--you'll find yourself shouting out "amen" every couple of pages. I could tell you how the story ends, but I won't. Buy the book and see for yourself; you won't be sorry. As a matter of fact, I can't wait for a sequel. I'm telling all my girlfriends about this bold and sexy treat!
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"This is a must read" — R. R. Robinson, May 5, 2009

This book is a whole bunch of fun. I enjoyed it from the first few words. If you like honest, real, extremely funny, in your face dialogue and you don't mind a little profanity with some sexiness thrown in, then you will love this book. It's a quick read and Xena's issues are very relatable. Her best friend Renee is a hoot and the men in the story, Adam, Sam, and Eric are simply delicious. A real plus is that the story is set in the mid-90's in Los Angeles, so many of the references will surely have you skipping down memory lane with a big smile on your face. Pick it up, start reading and you will have a blast. I am the author so I may be a bit biased; however, I'm an avid reader and I believe my book can stand along side other authors who write in this genre. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.