Mermaid of Venice by Jincey Lumpkin

Official Summary Description:

Dive into the extremely glamorous life of Gia Acquaviva, an ultra-rich Venetian mogul with a portfolio of clubs and casinos around the globe. Gia harbors dark secrets–and an underwater graveyard filled with the bones of her former lovers.
Her family’s roots descend from the mythological sirens of ancient Greece, but she’s taken every precaution to protect her anonymity and the existence of other mermaids. Gia lures in men with a beguiling façade, but inside lurks a deeply troubled soul, severely damaged by a mysterious past.

Despite her sinister desires, she harbors a longing for true intimacy and believes she may have found her match in Cameron Langley, a successful London-based banker and dead ringer for Chris Hemsworth. He offers Gia her first real opportunity for lasting love. They share an intensely passionate, deeply sensual connection… but is her growing affection for new lover enough to lull the murderous cravings she feels building within?


Jincey Lumpkin is a writer and creative director in the luxury Beauty space. She is the author of Mermaid of Venice, now available on Amazon, launching March 15, 2021. Her writing style has been described as “Jackie Collins meets J.K. Rowling”. Recognized as a thought leader on women and culture, Jincey has written more than 50 columns for the Huffington Post and Playboy. She headlined Sex Week at Harvard and gave an infamous TEDx talk, “Are Robots the Future of Sex?” She has been profiled by Dateline NBC, Vice, and GQ, among others. Out Magazine listed
her in its “OUT 100”, naming her as one of the world’s most influential LGBTQ+ people, alongside celebrities like Laverne Cox and Ricky Martin. She recently co-founded Love Letters Journal, a beauty-focused magazine, along with her creative collaborator, Matthew Axe, an award-winning executive creative director in prestige Beauty and the former VP of Creative for Martha Stewart Living.

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Mermaid of Venice by Jincey Lumpkin is a book about the glamourous life of Gia Aquaviva. A women with a deadly secret and a pension for attractive men. We meet a mogul who is not afraid to go after what she wants and she just so happens to be half mermaid. We follow Gia Aquaviva on an adventure that gets a bit out of control. Her secret pleasure has come to light and you know what they say, even the most well hidden and darkest of secrets float to the surface.

I enjoyed reading about Gia Aquaviva for multiple reasons number 1. Gia Aquaviva is a bomb ass name 2. She is self assured and for the most part knows what she is doing 3. She is a complete filthy rich badass. There is a lot in this book that I loved reading but I think some of my favorite parts where the flashbacks to her parents and Vittore in their youth. La Nonna was a character that I was like if there was a book on her I would read it in a heart beat. I know that a lot of people that will hate Harper but I actually kind of liked her. She and Gia are cut from a similar cloth. This book was a rollercoaster of emotions. There is a lot I appreciated about this book and a couple things that I would like to see developed more in the second book. For example dialogue and plot device’s. That being said the ending made me want to go into Jincey Lumpkin’s dm’s and demand the second book because Gia just yanked the door open into a very sticky situation. I am excited to see what becomes of Gia and what happens next.

Let me know if you end up checking it out.

Stay Colorful Fam!

The Late Late Last Friday Updates


I will bypass the usual platitudes. A girl was not feeling like blogging the past month but today here I am with an incredibly late new blog post. In my defense I did have it drafted that Friday but I got carried away with other things.

October was such a great reading month. I read a total of 24 books. It was A SHOCK, A SUPRISE, A DELIGHT to me too!! We can thank the lovely Novella gods for getting me much closer to my reading goal. I am now at 96 books for the year. I honestly didn’t think I would be meeting my reading goal this year but this month has propelled me much closer to my goal which is 100 books for 2020.

October was also a month of new reading discoveries. I am now an expert Audiobook listener, and as of yesterday a big fan of this app Hoopla that allows me to get even more books for FREE. Y’all know I am a sucker for books that cost free dollars. Hoopla is an app that you can connect your library card too and read books on for free. Its a different data base than your libraries. The only “down side” is that if your libraries checkout limit is 5 books than so is your hoopla limit.

I am upset at who ever thought they could keep this app from me.

But forward and onward lets get to this update because its gonna be a long one.


(I am not entirely sure which books are missing from this list)

I track my reading through an app called the “Reading List” the pictures I screenshotted came from that app. I didn’t want to find the individual pictures because that would take to much time and space on my computer. I have found that it is the best app for simple tracking. Its user friendly and you can create different reading lists. It could use an update when it comes to the way its formatted but my favorite thing about it is how easy it is to add books and move them around.

Onto the books:

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Favorite books of the Month:

Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots- I don’t think you all know how much I love an anti hero. This book was so fun to read and listen too. The entire time I was like this would be a perfect movie or even tv show.

The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells (Read the first four in the series)- I listened to the first four novellas on Scribd and enjoyed every minute of it. Its really funny and filled with of fighting and space travel.

Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore- I read this for a panel that I was apart of and when I tell you I was blown away I am not lying. Miss Meteor was one of my favorite YA’s of the year point period blank.

The Haunting of Tram Car by P.Djeli Clark- I will read anything P.Djeli Clark writes. This book is set in the same world as a Dead Djinn in Cairo and all know is I could read about this world a million times over. He writes such amazing characters.

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland- I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. Its a genre bending book that tackles immigration and racism. There was not one moment that I knew where this book was going.


As always I have multiple books lined up, no matter how many times I say I am going to tone it down, I never do. The e-book selection grows and grows sale after sale. Even though I am sure my impulse e-book purchase control wont lower itself. I have decided that I wont consider it a current read unless I have actively read more than 5 chapters. So as of right now I am only currently reading 4 books.

  1. [ ] That Kind Of Guy by Talia Hibbert
  2. [ ] Heartbeat Braves by Pamela Sanderson
  3. [ ] everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too by jenny sun
  4. [ ] Queen of Swords and Silence by Carrow Brown


Its astounding that I do not have that many songs or playlists on this list. I think I traded out music for Audiobooks this month. All I have been really listening to are my favorite playlists and oldies. I haven’t been in the mood for new music which is weird. Listened to some Salsa, some Funk Brasileiro.


I have been drinking my usual tea but I did do a refill and buy from a new to me brand brand Ivy’s Tea Co. it is a Black Women owned tea company. Unfortunately they don’t have many caffeinated teas but their herbals are on point.

Blow by Ivy Tea Co (picture taken from their site) This a really fun and light flavored tea. It turns blue because of the Butterfly Pea Flower and turns a purplish color when you add a lemon.

Breathe (picture from the site) is a spicy tea with ginger, marshmallow, stinging nettle, and elder flower. Its the perfect tea for early mornings and fall nights. Will put some hair on your chest for sure.


October was a month of first. I got a temporary subscription box to Hello Fresh that was actually pretty good. I was able to cook recipes that I had never tried before.

I made Korean Bulgogi, Spinach and Ricotta Chicken Ravioli, and a couple dishes I cant remember the name of. I would recommend this subscriptions to people who live a lone or couples it was definitely not made with families in mind.

The Virgo Book Tag Part 1

Hello and welcome to my first ever book tag!

I love me some horoscopes and seeing as I have gotten to learn more about astrology I thought it would be fun to do a book tag about my sign Acrostic style.

Henry, a colorfully bookish friend, and I have decided to collaborate for this tag. We are both Virgos and love astrology. You can expect to see his post over on his Instagram page Henrys Bookshelf.

We had a lot of fun putting this together, choosing our words, and coming up with ways to do this tag. I hope you enjoy doing it and have as much fun as we did creating it.

Before we get started lets talk about some rules.

+Please make sure to tag the creators.

+Thank the person who tagged you

+Follow the prompts

+Nominate 5 bookish friends when your done

+And don’t forget to have fun!

Now lets begin.

Buckle up, you are now entering an astrological zone.

So excited to see what you all choose for this book tag. I had so much fun creating it and hope you have just as much fun doing yours.

If you would like the template let me know and I will happily send it over. I will be posting it on all the platforms that I use so keep a look out and don’t forget to like and share.