C&B BOOKS, was started in 1995, by Carol Rogers & Brenda Piper.The motivation behind this book business, was the lack of affordable books written by black authors.  We decided to become an asset to our Youth and the African American community in a whole.  We offer our books for less then the major stores, we knew this would provide our readers with a wider variety of reading material. We have, titles for all ages in all catagories, fiction, non-fiction, spiritual, inspirational, educational etc.

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Hood Rat
HOOD RAT

Author:K'wan

Hood Rat (n.): A woman of questionable repute, one who has been known to "get around" in the 'hood.
Yoshi is young, fine, and larcenous. She lives her life playing on men's hearts as well as their pockets. She learns the hard way that all that glitters isn't gold. Billy, a former high school basketball star, is at the end of her rope with the opposite sex. To her, all men are dogs, so she secretly seeks comfort in the arms of women, until she meets a man who makes her reevaluate her feelings. Reese is an around-the-way chick, trying to keep up with the Joneses. There's a revolving door on her bedroom as she tries to find the love she always felt was missing. Her promiscuity leaves her pregnant from a one-night stand and Reese is faced with the task of breaking an age-old cycle, passed down from mother to daughter in her family, and standing on her own. Rhonda is twenty-something with three kids, by three men, and riding the system all the way to the bank. To her, work is a dirty word; between the multiple checks she gets from the government, and the games she plays with men, she's living the life of a ghetto superstar. The game soon turns ugly when one of her "sponsors" snaps and decides to get some payback.
Harlem has never seen four friends as scandalous as these. The neighborhood will never be the same again.

Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$14.00
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Paperback: 368 pgs
ISBN: 03123600088



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The Take Down
THE TAKE DOWN

Author:Mark Anthony Hosley

While investigating one of hip-hop?s most successful music labels, Gun Clap Records, undercover FBI agent Jessica Jackson is willing to do anything to keep her identity a secret. She helps the Feds hit a grand slam during their investigation when they learn that Angela Calvino, the daughter of New York mafia boss Paulie Calvino, plans to start a hip-hop label with money from the Calvino family crime rackets. LaCostra Nostra Records will rise under the tutelage of Gun Clap Records?s feared and powerful CEO, and the Feds soon have what they need to take down both record labels. The only question is, did Agent Jackson cross the line to get the evidence she needed?

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C&B Price:$14.00
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Paperback: 340 pgs
ISBN: 0312340796



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Extra Marital Affairs
EXTRA MARITAL AFFAIRS

Author:Relentless Aaron

When Mason and Adena Fickle find their new sex partner, Loween, dead in their bed just hours after the threesome?s hot and raunchy escapade, they discover the woman was neither who nor what she?d said she was. The m?ge ?rois should have been nothing special. After all, the Fickles have already tried it all. But Loween?s death brings an unexpected visitor and the streets to their doorstep, and soon things get out of hand. Can Mason and Adena regain control of their lives? Is it too late to call on love and commitment in this time of desperate answers and urgent decisions? In this spicy, sexy, and dangerous new tale, Relentless Aaron---one of the hottest forces in street fiction---will keep you guessing till the end.

Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$13.00
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0312359357



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Mrs Big
MRS BIG

Author:Maryann Reid

Loletta Hightower likes to live big: exotic vacations, designer clothing, trips to the spa. But it gets harder and harder to support her lavish lifestyle working the reception desk at a luxury car dealership. And though Loletta can con athletes, celebrities, and wealthy businessmen into taking care of her bills for a few months at a time, she wants the holy grail of every gold-digging businesswoman: the ring. When she runs into Kavon Big Jackson, an NBA player and former college classmate of hers, she finds it really isn't so hard to snag a high-profile husband. But it sure is hard to keep him satisfied. Big lives up to his name in every way, including his temper and his libido---neither of which Loletta can control. As violence and infidelity escalate in their home, so does Loletta's resolve. She's got a few surprises up her own sleeve, and the drama is just beginning.?

Retails:$13.95
C&B Price:$13.00
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0312341997



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Guilty Pleasures
GUILTY PLEASURES

Author:Donna Hill

Jake and Eva Kelly are masters at what they do. From the sex games they play with each other to the cons they pull on their unsuspecting marks, they are unstoppable. To the outside world, Jake and Eva are just another young buppie couple living their dream under the bright lights of New York City. Life is good, money is flowing, and living is large. They couldn't ask for more---until Jake gets greedy. Only this time they pick the wrong mark. The tables have turned and their addiction to the game could cost them everything---even their lives. Now Jake and Eva are forced to pull off the sting of their careers. With the help of Jake's brother Jinx and Eva's look-alike cousin Rita they board a cruise ship from Brazil to take down Xavier Suarez, one of the most notorious figures in the underworld. From the streets of New York City to the steamy tropics of Brazil, from the coast of Miami to the paradise of Hawaii, they hatch a plan with no room for errors.

With the FBI hot on their trail and under the threat of Suarez's unspeakable wrath, every trick they've ever learned comes into play. But it is their own dark past that threatens their future, and the secret that Eva harbors that could ruin everything

Retails:$19.95
C&B Price:$19.95
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Hardcover
ISBN: 0312354215



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Life
LIFE

Author:Leo Sullivan

Hope Evans is an eccentric college student, born and raised in Miami?s notorious Pork and Beans Projects. All her life, Hope has dreamed of becoming a lawyer and one day helping her people out of ghetto oppression.
By some uncanny fate, Hope meets the handsome thug, Life, in the midst of his desperate attempts to elude a massive police manhunt. Their brief encounter leads to a liaison of lust and passion, but with vast differences they soon part ways.
Years later, Hope and Life meet again on opposite sides of a courtroom. Life, one of the biggest drug kingpins in the United States, is on trial for his life. On the other side of the courtroom.

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Cream
CREAM

Author:T.N.Baker, Tu-Shonda Whitaker, and Danielle Santiago

Wassuan Wells has two loves ? his strikingly beautiful girlfriend of two years, Enychi Carter, and the dice game. Rollin? Dice is an everyday hustle for Wassuan. Using the tactic of shit talk and confidence, Wassuan feels he can?t be defeated. That?s until he meets his match ? a dude named Tone who possesses just as much confidence and a little too much mouth. This one game may cost Wassuan everything, including his girl.

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A Down Chick
A DOWN CHICK

Author:Mallon McNeal

Amina is a bad girl born in the Bronx and raised in downtown Cincinnati. For a 17-year-old, Amina has a decent life. But after meeting her father and 23-year-old brother for the first time, things take a turn for the worse.
Amina ends up alone, trying to fend for herself and save her boyfriend, Kayne, from 3 years in jail. Amina must prove her loyalty to Kayne, but can you be a Down Chick without being locked down yourself? This is a question that never crosses Amina?s mind, leading her to make the ultimate mistake of her life.

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For the Strength of You
FOR THE STRENGTH OF YOU

Author:Victor Martin

The Dirty-Dirty is runnin' the game. Fresh out of prison and down for whatever, Anshon is on the grind and ready to roll. Thirsty for street glitz, glamour and ghetto richness, Anshon never thinks twice about the universal street anthem, "Mo' money,Mo' problems."
Living life in the fast lane and never learning to "juice the game slow," Anshon ends up on a downward spiral. But what will he do when he can't be his brother's keeper anymore, and where will he go when jealousy seems to be taking control? Will he roll over and die or will his survival instincts run the show? What about when he loses a loved one who begged him to get out the game? Will he finally listen, chill with his shawtie, and ride off into the sunset or will he take matters in his own hands?

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Dirty South
DIRTY SOUTH

Author:Darrell King

Behind the moss-draped trees, Mint Juleps and stately mansions of the American Deep South lies a foreboding and deadly dark side. Multimillionaire drug lords do power lunches with Southern aristocrats by day and lay waste to their rivals by night in a bloodbath not seen since the Civil War.
At the helm of the million-dollar drug deals, bling-bling lifestyle and widespread murder hails the power Lake Clan, led by ruthless New Orleans kingpins Marion "Snookey" Lake and his ambitious nephew, Rae-Kwon. The Lakes relocate to Georgia in an effort to both escape the Feds and spread their ever-growing dominance within the Southern crime infrastructure. However, they are met with immediate and violent resistance from the South Carolina?s feared Sea Island thugs who jealously guard their fertile drug turf.

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Hood Winked
HOOD WINKED

Author:Quentin Carter

Hoodwinked" by Quentin Carter was off the chains! The book had me hooked from the first page. It is the story of Keith his brother Kevin, Tukey, Keith's baby mama/girl/partna in crime and Selina, Keith's thang on the side. Keith and Kevin are 2 hustlers, Keith is all about flossin' and Kevin's about business. Keith cheats on Tukey all the time, mainly with Selina who is really setting him up to be taken down, by one of Keith's so called boys.But after Tukey lands in jail for taking that wrap for Keith's $300,000 she's got revenge on her mind, cause while she's locked down, Keith ain't thinkin about her, he's with Selina.Tukey also suspects Keith in the murder of her Uncle Ben, who was Keith's supplier. This story has it all murder, kinky sex, and most of all revenge. Tukey proves she's not the one to be played with

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Stacy
STACY

Author:Darrell DeBrew

Stacy titled herself "The Ultimate Gangsta Bitch" and is the only female member of Philadelphia?s most elusive criminals ? The Untouchables. No one knows The Untouchables? identities, not even the police. What can?t be identified can?t be caught.
When things start to go bad, all the pressure is put on Stacy. Everything she has is put on the line ? her son, parents, rap career and pride. Stacy has a choice: stay loyal to the game or become a rat like one of the ruthless members of The Untouchables.
With all of the drama thrown at her, Stacy begins to crack under the pressure. Can she keep her rep intact, or will she let the game get the best of her and become a rat

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Bitch
BITCH

Author:Deja King

Precious Cummings came from nothing but was determined to have it all. Using her most deadly weapons - undeniable beauty, body and street savvy brains, Precious sets out to change the cards that she?d been dealt. After meeting Nico Carter, a man who can help her achieve her goals, virtually overnight she is on her way. Precious quickly transforms from Project Chick to Hood Queen and is determined to hold on to her position even if it means crossing the man who made it possible.

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Love & Loyalty
LOVE & LOYALTY

Author:Deborah Mayer

Javon has it all! money, power, respect and one of the baddest chicks in the game.
Still, Javon wants more. He knows there?s never a long run in the game. So when he sees the opportunity to go legitimate in the music industry, he takes it.
Javon leaves behind the life that he once knew, finding love, respectability and success in the music industry, but his partner, Derrick, ends up in a war. Javon?s loyalty forces him back into the streets.
Is Javon ready for the consequences of this choice? Or, will the price he pays be too much to bear? Find out how much Love & Loyalty can cost in the game.

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Notorius BIG
NOTORIOUS BIG

READY TO DIE:
The Story of Biggie Smalls - Notorious B.I.G.: Fast Money, Puff Daddy, Faith and Life After Death
Author:Jake Brown

This book is the first of its kind with respect to the life and times of Christopher Wallace, The Notorious B.I.G. - in that its focus is on his life and times - not his death.

Retails:$16.95



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Worth Fighting 4
WORTH FIGHTING 4

Author:Jaeyel Imes

At the age of eleven and a half, Martin Little wanted to be just like his parents. His father was a door-to-door salesman for a prominent African American hair care firm; his mother owns one of the hottest beauty salons in the Denver Metropolitan Area. With their blessing, they encourage Martin and his friends to sell candy to compete with the school store.
Martin and his friends establish a highly successful candy distribution network that attracts the attention of Garfield and Freddie, leaders of a local gang set at their school. Garfield and Freddie see the potential to exploit Martin?s business for a legitimate cover for their illegal gang activities. To make matters worse, Martin and his friends also have to contend with a growing Hispanic population that seems to be taking over the once all black neighborhood. The increasing tensions between the African Americans and the Hispanics in the community seem to be spilling over to their school, causing drama between the two sets of friends.
With the threat of being forced to join one of the notorious gangs in the Denver Metropolitan Area on the horizon and the possibility of a race war of epic proportions, will Martin and his friends prove that their dreams of entrepreneurship and independence will be worth fighting for?

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Hold on Be Strong
HOLD ON BE STRONG

Author:Jaeyel Imes

Like any good man, Second Chance misses his mother. After her death, Second must make the decisions about the friends and family in his life to ensure the development of productive relationships that are the best for him and his children.
Brenda is his "on-again, off-again" ride or die chick that is the mother of his eldest child. His half-brothers Hope, Passion & Love all deal with having different fathers and the impact that it has had on their lives. Allen is his best friend and roommate who just canít stay out of trouble.
Not too many people get a chance to change or start over while things are good, but when the choices that Second must make affect his family, friends and his own life, he must make those choices carefully.

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What I Do is Taboo
What I Do Is TABOO

Author:Yonder

Erotic in nature-- but also hilarious and exciting. This collection of short stories,inspired by true events, gives you insight into a whole new world of fantasy..or is it?

Retails:$12.99
ISBN: 1419612239



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Wednesday's Woes
WEDNESDAY'S WOES

Author:Gayle Sloan

From the author of "Saturday's Child" comes her much anticipated follow up!
" Wednesday's Child is full of woe. " Zoe Knight certainly wouldn't argue with that. She's got more woes than the law should allow. With an ex-husband that she despises and can no longer trust, a rebellious teenage son with a hoochie-in-training girlfriend, the death of a loved one, and sisters who have lost their minds, can anything else go wrong?
Thankfully, she has her young lover, Antonio, to lean on and help see her through it all. Zoe's certain that they know everything about each other and he is her only joy at the moment. But can one know everything about another -- even the one you are living and sleeping with? When she gets a very nasty surprise and a serious wake-up call, things begin to spiral out of control.
Follow the twists and turns of Zoe and the rest of the cast for a fast-paced read that will leave you breathless!

Retails:$14.95
ISBN: 097695432X
Publisher: Q-Boro Books



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Ladies Night
LADY'S NIGHT

Author:mark Anthony Hosley

When Lady cries rape on her mother's boyfriend, her mother throws her out of the only home she has ever known. Now Lady must find a way to survive on the cold, hard streets. After landing a dead-end job at a donut shop, Lady wonders how she will ever make it out of a six-dollar-an-hour existence. Then she meets Cream, the leader of one of the most notorious gangs in New York City. Cream quickly decides that he wants to own this beauty and recruits her for his prostitution ring. Lady joins the Cream Team, but she has no intentions of working the streets forever. In fact, she plans to run the show and she's willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. But the streets don't love nobody, and it's not long before Lady is deep in a game she can no longer control. The question is: Will she be able to get out of the game before the game claims her?

Retails:$14.95
ISBN: 0312340788



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