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All I Ever Did Was Love a Man
ALL I EVER DID WAS LOVE A MAN


Author:Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey

An African American woman's singular search for grace and meaning after learning she has AIDS
No one said being a single mother was easy, but, after some difficult years, Sabrena Collins seemed to finally have it together. She had a good-paying job, two beautiful daughters who were growing up with love and security, and a wonderful friend who was more like the sister she never had. She even had a man in her life who was everything her ex-husband was not: kind, generous and caring.
Everything seemed perfect-except for one thing. Steve said he loves her, but he was unreliable. There was more than one night when Sabrena would lie in bed, waiting for the phone to ring? alone and crying silent tears.
But when Sabrena was in his arms and he looked at her with his melt-on-the-spot chocolate brown eyes, all the problems, the sleepless nights, the cold dinners, all of that was forgotten.
And then, suddenly, Sabrena?s world was turned upside down by a simple visit that led her on a frightening and unfamiliar path, that led her to a truth passion and words of love could not erase, a truth that would change her life forever. A truth that would test her faith, her courage, her strength, and above all else, her love?
Exploring the fictional life of an African-American woman who learns the hard way about love and strength after developing AIDS, this absorbing narrative moves from the protagonist's pedestrian plight as a single mom with both responsibility and aspirations to her new life?fraught with emotion, searing physical pain, and surprising moments of joy. While showing that hope can, and must, thrive amid the most challenging circumstances, the story represents a woman learning to keep moving forward despite a radically new set of challenges, and learning to once again trust herself, and her lovers, as she moves forward. Concluding with a surprise twist, this entertaining and realistic novel goes on to include a special section on living with HIV/AIDS, containing all the information readers need to know to protect themselves.

Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey is a frequently requested and dynamic speaker and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. She has been interviewed and/or cited by a host of media venues, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Black Entertainment Television (BET, Redbook, Jet, Heart and Soul, Essence, and Gospel Today, to name a few.

Retails:$16.95
ISBN: 0976444348



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Blood Canticle
BLOOD CANTICLE


Author:Anne Rice

Welcome back to Blackwood Farm. Here are all of the brilliantly conceived characters that make up the two worlds of vampires and witches: Mona Mayfair, who's come to the farm to die and is brought into the realm of the undead; her uncle, Julian Mayfair, guardian of the family, determined to forever torment Lestat for what he has done to Mona; Rowan Mayfair, brilliant neurosurgeon and witch, who finds herself dangerously drawn to the all-powerful Lestat; her husband, Michael Curry, hero of the Mayfair Chronicles, who seeks Lestat's help with the temporary madness of his wife; Ash Templeton, a 5,000-year-old Taltos who has taken Mona's child; and Patsy, the country-western singer, who returns to avenge her death at the hands of her son, Quinn Blackwood. Delightfully, at the book's centre is the Vampire Lestat, once the epitome of evil, now pursuing the transformation set in motion with Memnoch the Devil. He struggles with his vampirism and yearns for goodness, purity and love, as he saves Patsy's ghost from the dark realm of the Earthbound, uncovers the mystery of the Taltos and unselfishly decides the fate of his beloved Rowan Mayfair.
A story of love and loyalty, of the search for passion and promise, Blood Canticle is Anne Rice at her finest.

Retails:$25.95
ISBN: 037541200X



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One Hand In My Pocket
ONE HAND IN MY POCKET


Author:Joyce E. Davis, Mikel Husband, Kendra Lee, Joy Davis

Three stories of love and triumph...You will be inspired by these moving and uplifting stories of people whose lives have been touched by the AIDS virus...ordinary people who find the courage--and hope--through the power of love.

Retails:$5.99
ISBN: 1583142517



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Until the End of Time
UNTIL THE END OF TIME


Author:Melanie Schuster

The Naked Truth:
Renee Kemp and Andrew Bernard Cochran, Jr. have been fighting for years. Seventeen years, to be exact-ever since Andrew acidentally saw Renee in her birthday suit. For him, it is an endless source of amusement; for reserved Renee, an endless annoyance, even thought she's sure Andrew's not her type. That is , until she gets a peek of her own, and suddenly sees him expose in a totally new, toatally desirable light.

A New Beginning:
Andrew, now a successful doctor, has teased Renee forever-because he's crazy about her. Their relationship has finally heated up-enough for Renee to reveal an agonizing secret that explains her past aloofness. And when a cruel twist of fate brings the man responsible for her pain close to home, Andrew vows to protect her-and show her that facing the past is the only way to free herself for a love that will last until the end of time...

Retails:$5.99
ISBN: 1583143637



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Sex-Starved Marriage
SEX STARVED MARRIAGE

The Couple's Guide to Understanding Mismatched Sexual Desire and Boosting Their Marriage Libido
Author:Michele Weiner-Davis

It is estimated that one of every three married couples struggles with problems associated with mismatched sexual desire. Do you? If you want to stop fighting about sex and revitalize your intimate connection with your spouse, then you need this book. But The Sex-Starved Marriage is not just another book explaining the reasons you or your spouse might not be in the mood for sex. Bestselling author Michele Weiner Davis will help you understand why being complacent or bitter about ho-hum sex might cost you your marriage, and with her acclaimed psychobabble-free, straight-shooting advice, she'll show you how to bring the spark back into your bedroom and into your relationship.
Because relationship expert Weiner Davis is convinced that feeling sexy is a two-person job, she looks at the problem of — and the solution to — low sexual desire from a couple's perspective. Whether you're someone whose passion has faded or someone who's been hungering for touch, you'll learn life-altering lessons about bridging the desire gap and restoring intimacy and friendship to your marriage. And because Weiner Davis knows that one spouse is often more motivated than the other to work on a relationship, she offers creative ways to inspire your partner to change.

Retails:$24.00



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My Destiny
MY DESTINY

Author:Andrianne Byrd

For Ten Years, lawyer Destiny Brockman saw her firewheeling next-door-neighbor Miles Stafford as just a good friend. After all, she was focused totally on her life goals and he was a player extraodinaire. When she swore up and down there were no good men to be found in all of Atlanta, Miles proposed a friendly bet-that each could set the other up on a date with the perfect match. But the long simmering attraction between them would put Destiny in danger of losing her bet... and winning the sweetest kind of love.

Retails:$6.99



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Ties that Bind
THE TIES THAT BIND

Author:Electa Rome Parks

What's love got to do with it? What's love but a second hand emotion? Tina Turner hit it right on the money with that song. I can picture her now sashaying across the stage with those long legs and wild, sexy hair flying all over the place as she bellows out those lyrics straight from the heart. Lord knows, she could be the spokeswoman for that song because being married to Ike was no walk through the daisies.
It's amazing how when we are young and haven't experienced life yet, songs are listened to for the beat and the rhythm. It's only later, when we are older and wiser, that we listen to and relate to the lyrics behind the songs. We can relate because we have been there and done that.
Reflecting back on the last few turbulent months of my life, I realize I have changed, really I had no choice but to change, from a na?, young woman, who thought she knew it all, into a mature, wiser woman. You see, I have learned that life has a way of teaching us hard lessons about love. And believe me, there are many lessons to be taught, lessons learned only by living them. You have to go through them and survive to truly understand.
Sometimes, the only way is to live life, learn from our mistakes and move on. Unfortunately, when it comes to love, for a lot of us, it takes a while longer to get to that moving on stage. A lot of us have to be taught the lesson over and over again before we finally get it. Women, throughout history, have played the fool for love, and you know what, we probably always will. It has been drilled into us from birth that to be truly happy we need a man in our life and in our beds. I'm sure I can get some amens to that.

Retails:$14.95



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Loose Ends
LOOSE ENDS

Author:Electa Rome Parks

What happens when a former group of close friends reunite after years of separation due to a horrible incident of violence? They've all gone on with their lives. But a series of events is about to bring them together again . . . along with drama, scandal, betrayal and lust. Can we truly escape our past? Mia. Beautiful and sexy. Mia has learned that sometimes we get a second chance at love. However, there's only one true love. Can she forget HIM? Christian. Handsome, charming, every woman's dream man. Years ago, Christian gave up his player card for love. His heart now belongs to only one woman; heed literally die for her. Will she betray his trust? Brice. The bad boy is back . . . handsome, arrogant, domineering and aggressive as ever. Brice has some serious, misguided opinions about women and their place in HIS world. In HIS household, HIS word is the law. Follow it or suffer the consequences. Has Brice finally found the woman who can tame him? Kree. Innocent, stunning and underestimated. Kree’s met the love of her life. However, there's a side to him that scares her. Kree loves him with everything she has. Is it enough? Relax and enjoy this steamy, provocative, fast-paced, roller coaster ride as you are reunited with some old familiar friends and introduced to some new, unforgettable ones. Hold on tight, as the road to friendship, love and relationships is sometimes bumpy and scandalous deeds may cause your stomach to flip flop at every unexpected turn.

Retails:$12.95



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All That and a Bag of Chips
ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS

Author:Darrien Lee

Venice Taylor believes that her relationship with sexy football star, Jarvis Anderson, is unbreakable; especially since they have been intense lovers for almost four years. During that time, they experienced some unique events that drew them closer together than most couples their age. Jarvis and Venice have no choice but to trust that the love they share will withstand any challenge. Heading off to separate colleges would undoubtedly be a test of their undying love and fiery passion. Even though they have agreed to see other people during college, Venice is not counting on falling in love with another man. That is, until drop dead gorgeous Craig Bennett, a Junior Architecture Major, enters her life like a hurricane. From the moment their eyes meet, Venice realizes that she is in trouble. Craig stirs feelings inside of her that she has only previously felt with Jarvis. Within weeks, Venice finds herself in a full-blown love affair. At the same time, she is hoping and praying that her secrets will not destroy her new relationship with Craig or cause Jarvis any undeserved pain. Torn between the two most passionate men that she has ever met, Venice has to make a decision. But, at what cost?

Retails:$15.00



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Sex Chronicles II
SEX CHRONICLES II
GITTIN BUCK WILD

Author:Zane

Zane's erotic short stories have captivated the minds of both sexes and all races. The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth did exactly what its title implies -- exploded the myth that men are more sexual in nature than women, and that African-American women in particular are inhibited compared to their female counterparts of other cultures. Her audience is growing by leaps and bounds, nurtured by her Internet site and her previous bestselling titles, including The Heat Seekers, her debut in hardcover. Zane knows exactly what her readers want, and in Gettin' Buck Wild she gives them some of her most provocative prose to date. Her characters and settings run the gamut from committed, monogamous couples looking to experiment, to the wild single sisters who belong to a very unconventional sorority. Zane tells the story of a high-paid multi-tasking career woman who gets her groove back in "When Opposites Attract," a couple who try something new in "The Subway -- A Quickie," and a new way of celebrating Christmas in "The Santa Claus." She spices up real-life scenarios with over-the-top sexual fantasy and ultimately gives her readers the best time they've ever had between the pages of a book. With all-new characters and settings, Gettin' Buck Wild is Zane's hottest collection of stories yet. Smart, witty and extremely sexy, this second volume of Sex Chronicles is tailored to women -- but perfect for lovers to share.

Retails:$15.00
ISBN: 0743457013



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