You Think You Know by Fina (Dec. 2008 Pick of the Month)

youthinkyouknowPublisher/Date:  Seven Stages Publishing House, June 2008
Genre(s):  Erotica, Short Story
Pages:  132
Website:  http://www.finasflow.com

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

What you don’t know about YOU THINK YOU KNOW, the debut novel from author Fina, is that you can’t possibly know just how good it is to read a work of black lesbian fiction as passionate, honest and explosive as these 15 tales of love between women.

Each story electrifies with carnal desires and insatiable lust, while caressing the heart in sincere reflections. Nothing has ever felt this easy when it comes to describing  our lives and loves.

Take for example, the confusion expressed in “The Lesbian Circle of Destruction,” which revolves around the scandalous relationships we have as women-loving  women. Monogamy is a dirty word with these women, whose almost incestuous ties can be found in any small lesbian community. For instance, your best friend is sleeping with your ex, while you’re still pining away over your first love, who’s now your best friend. Talk about complicated.

What you see is what you get in “She Finally Let Me Have a Femme All to Myself.” Who can ignore a story that begins with, “Have you ever just wanted to eat some pussy?” It gets more uninhibited from there, in a way that grabs your attention and won’t let go.

Balanced with the hardcore fantasies of You Think You Know are thoughtful works about love, expressed in “You,” pinpointing the exact moment a woman falls in love, and “Family Night,” a piece portraying the life of lesbian parents finding time for each other when the kids aren’t around.

Fina points out that you’ll wonder what happened to “good old fashioned wholesome ladies,” and it’s true when you read “An Eye for an Eye,” wherein a stud finds herself caught between a wife and a mistress. You may think you know how the story ends, but trust me, you can’t envision this ending.

The assorted tales of You Think You Know are riveting, able to draw you with their simple, sinful sentiments. Grammatical errors aside, simply put: Fina can tell a story. What she’s also able to do is depict our relationships for what they are – both beautiful and ugly at times.

And that’s what you should know about You Think You Know.

Reviewed December 2008


30 thoughts on “You Think You Know by Fina (Dec. 2008 Pick of the Month)

  1. OH MY GOD I’M FEATURED ON SISAHSONTHESHELF I’M SCREAMING OVER HERE IN MY SMALL CITY OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANKS TO ALL THAT SUPPORT WHAT I CALL THE “FINA MOVEMENT” SMOOCHES
    2009 IT JUST MIGHT BE MY YEAR

    FINA THE ONE AND ONLY

  2. Hey Fina! I saw your bulletin on MySpace and I just wanted to tell you…. YOU GO GIRL!!! I know you are so proud of yourself… keep it up… and make this year, your year. God bless you in all that you do and you sure have my love and support! Take care! =)

  3. Ms. Fina, Im so very proud of you.I know that you can’t stop thanking God for this blessing. I just want you to know that I support you here in Cali. Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing more from you in the spot light.

  4. ROO, I’VE TOLD YOU ONCE I’VE TOLD YOU TWICE –IF YOU TRUST YOURSELF WHEN ALL MEN DOUBT YOU BUT MAKE ALLOWANCE FOR THEIR DOUBTING TOO IF YOU CAN WAIT AND NOT BE TIRED BY WAITING –READ “IF” BY RURYARD KLIPINGLING YOU DID A GREAT JOB I’M VERY PROUD OF YOU I’VE ALWAYS BEEN PROUD OF YOU LOVE YOU MOM

  5. Ms. FINA…….the most baddest bitch I know!!!! You go girl!!! The way I see it, you are on your way to the top….just keep those stories commin, to feed the hungry readers!! Ya know what I mean? Congratulations, and good luck on all your endeavors!! Much love.

  6. OMG Fina wow u did it again I’m extremely proud of you. I can’t wait for your new book “ You Think You Know” is already topping charts I can only imagine what the next book has to bring I know its juicy ( Ms. Diva wow can’t wait to read about her and also what happens to Toni in a Eye For an Eye). You are truly an inspiration to your readers you give us the real; It’s not one story that I know that no one can relate too. Please continue to give us good books to read keep up the excellent work Love You.

  7. I’ve read erotica from some very talented writers. They each have their own unique way of telling a story about lesbian sex. Fina is no exception. Lust, love, infidelity, and curiosity are all themes we can relate to in real life and Fina depicts those themes in real terms. I think now we can all say Zane and Fina in the same sentence and know that we’re talking about something serious.

  8. Whats up fina!

    I’m on ya friends list on myspace! Me & my girlfriend read she let me have a femme when u posted it on myspace bout a year r so ago n girl it was off the chain. I can’t wait to get the book…..Keep up the good work n u best believe we will b your biggest fans 4r life.

    Your rainbow sisters

    Lashanda & Danny

  9. NOW THATS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT AUNT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK…AND KNOW THAT ALL YOUR FAMILY GONE STAND BY YOU AS YOU MAKE YOUR BIG MOVES IN LIFE…LOVE YOU AUNT…

  10. Miss. “F” as I know ya, I’m so proud of you and that you done so well with your book! I love ya girl, hope to see ya soon.. TSR memories always! xoxo

  11. WATS GUD LADY I NO YOUR BOOK IS GUD LAST YEAR U SENT ME A LIL SOMETHING 2 READ IVE BEEN WAITIN ON THE BOOK NOW THAT ITS OUT I GOTS 2 GET IT,SO CAN I GET IT HERE IN CHI-TOWN?

  12. Fina is the female version of Obama. Making changes and history in 09….Watch out for the big girls. Congradulations on all your success. Wishing you many blessings.

    A’tayia Dupree/Memphis TN

  13. FINA, YOU ARE TRULY MY STAR. I BELIEVED IN YOU BEFORE YOU BECAME A PART OF MY HEART BECAUSE I LOVE YOU. I COULD NEVER BE CRITICAL OF YOUR WORK BUT FROM THE FIRST DRAFTS I READ I KNEW YOU HAD A WINNER AND NOW THE WORLD KNOWS JUST HOW TALENTED YOU ARE. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND I KNOW HOW TRULY BLESSED I AM TO HAVE YOU IN MY LIFE. CONGRATS AND KEEP WRITING.

    LOVE ALWAYS
    YOUR STUDSMAN MR.COOGI

  14. WOW,,,, NOW THE WORLD KNOWS JUST HOW MUCH OF A WONDERFUL WRITER YOU ARE..I DONT KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER BUT WHEN YOU 1ST MENTIONED YOUR BOOK TO ME WE WAS LAUGHING BECAUSE I TOLD YOU I HAD ALOT OF STORIES TO TELL…(HUSH OUR SECRETS),,,LOL FINA I LOVE YOU AND IM SO PROUD OF YOU,YOU ARE NOT ONLY MY SISTER YOU ARE TRULY MY BEST FRIEND AND IM SO EXCITED THAT THE WORLD NOW HAS TO CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE YOU AND YOUR WORTH LIKE I HAVE AS YOUR BROTHER..KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND IM SURE THERE ARE PLENTY MORE BOOKS TO COME.OK OK OK I COULD GO ON AND ON ABOUT YOU BUT IM GOING TO LET YOUR TALENT AND YOUR LOVE OF THE LESBIAN LIFE THAT YOU LIVE AND THAT YOUR SO PROUND OF SPEAK FOR YOU…STAY STRONG SISTA KEEP YOUR LEVEL HEAD AND JUST KNOW IN THE BACKGROUND IM HERE TO KEEP WHISPERING IN YOUR EAR…”DONT STOP HERE SISTA YOU HAVE MORE TO SAY”,,,I LOVE YOU SISTA,,10 TOES STRONG

    DaCrook

  15. SIS,
    IT WOULD NOT BE GENUINE IF I DIDN’T STOP BY AND SHOW ALL MY LOVE AND SUPPORT. I HAVE ALWAYS KNEW THAT YOU WOULD BE DOING BIG THINGS….I KNOW YOU WILL ALWAYS MOVE FORWARD OR DOING BIG THINGS.MUCH LOVE YTO YOU FOR SHOWING LESBIAN BLACK WOMEN THAT WE TOO CAN SUCEED. LOVE YOU MUCH
    TEN TOES STRONG
    MISS CARSON

  16. Much love coming all the way from Cleveland, Ohio. I have read quite a few books and I know a good one just from reading the first few lines. FINA, I just got the book and can’t put it down and I’m at work. You grab my attention and as soon as I’m all into it, its the end….you make me want more and more. I’m already waiting for the next one. You are doing awesome according to Barnes and Noble your sales rank is about 226,000; thats more than some well-known authors who have been out alot longer than you. I LOVE it, its REAL, RAW, and RACY and from what I see thats FINA.
    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bold and Beautiful

  17. WOW,,,, NOW THE WORLD KNOWS JUST HOW MUCH OF A WONDERFUL WRITER YOU ARE..I DONT KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER BUT WHEN YOU 1ST MENTIONED YOUR BOOK TO ME WE WAS LAUGHING BECAUSE I TOLD YOU I HAD ALOT OF STORIES TO TELL…(HUSH OUR SECRETS),,,LOL FINA I LOVE YOU AND IM SO PROUD OF YOU,YOU ARE NOT ONLY MY SISTER YOU ARE TRULY MY BEST FRIEND AND IM SO EXCITED THAT THE WORLD NOW HAS TO CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE YOU AND YOUR WORTH LIKE I HAVE AS YOUR BROTHER..

  18. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND IM SURE THERE ARE PLENTY MORE BOOKS TO COME.OK OK OK I COULD GO ON AND ON ABOUT YOU BUT IM GOING TO LET YOUR TALENT AND YOUR LOVE OF THE LESBIAN LIFE THAT YOU LIVE AND THAT YOUR SO PROUND OF SPEAK FOR YOU…STAY STRONG SISTA KEEP YOUR LEVEL HEAD AND JUST KNOW IN THE BACKGROUND IM HERE TO KEEP WHISPERING IN YOUR EAR…”DONT STOP HERE SISTA YOU HAVE MORE TO SAY”,,,I LOVE YOU SISTA,,10 TOES STRONG

    DaCrook

  19. I am so proud of you Fina. I read the interview… loved it. Wish you much success in the future. You are truly gifted so give the world your gift of words!

  20. Wassup Wit it Fina! We (DJ Tailz and AQueen) are really happy to see you doing your thing! As you know hard work pays off. It’s not easy to have a dream and bring it to life but you have. There is a long journey full of success that awaits you. Keep up the good work and keep it Rainbow…Keep it Real!

  21. fina i wish i could express to you my dreams of always wanted to write books that women can enjoy..i would love to network with you and find out what i would need to do to get where you are you are better than oprah winfrey your are my inspiration for writing. you rock fina.. haters will always hate what they dont understand..you go fina

  22. congrats on your book. I can’t wait to read it and pass it along to my friends and family. may God bless you to write many more and i pray that you will continue to shine as you always will.

  23. Just wanted to say congratulations on the sucess of you book. I am looking forward to reading your next book. I am sure the sacrifices that you have made to achieve your dreams were well worth it. I am sure your family and your true friends are very proud of you as well as the lesbian community. You have much love here in Montgomery. Good luck on your other projects. Hoping to have you and your family as my special guest at my birthday party in April.

  24. FINA I LOVED READING YOUR WORK FROM WAY BACK IN THE DAYS OF YAHOO 360 I COULDN’T WAIT TO GET YOUR BOOK IN THE MAIL WHEN I FIRST GOT IT I WAS HAPPY AND AS I BEGAN TO READ I COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN DAMN YOU ARE TRULLY THE QUEEN OF LESBIAN WRITING CAN’T READ TO YOUR NEXT BOOK…

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