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Author:Missy Jackson

Sometimes in the drug hustle some females don’t get the respect they deserve. Well that’s about to change once you take a trip to New Jersey and get acquainted with Cheetah.
She’s been making a name for herself in the city of Newark holding things down with her drug moves; but not quite getting to where she wants to be. Although Cheetah rocks a tough exterior and has a swagger that commands attention from both men and women, she has a big heart that’s revealed only to the ones she loves.

Naj is Cheetah’s BFF. She is the levelheaded one of the two. Naj is in a loving relationship with someone who understands the close friendship between Naj and Cheetah. While Naj believes family comes first, she knows Cheetah’s strengths and weakness and watches her best friend’s back regardless and besides…Cheetah is family.

When Violence hits close to home, the girls decide to move their business to the next level and make a promise that once they hit the million dollar mark they will get out of the game.
Of course the competition is not too happy to see the girls on the come up and the jealousy starts to flow.
Cheetah and Naj believe in trust and loyalty and run a tight crew. But things start to fall apart when the backstabbers show their true colors and Cheetah’s sometimes out of control ways threatens their goal and her love life.

Missy Jackson has her feet firmly planted in the literary world with her debut novel. I thoroughly enjoy ALL the characters and the story is awesome! I liked that the author was able to develop an edgy character like Cheetah with a no nonsense attitude, but yet with many other aspects to her personality.
Ms Jackson is one to watch and I will be looking out for future projects from her.

Date Reviewed: Dec 28, 2009 Cheetah, born Yanika Johnson, is far from the cuddly name presented here. She is a street hustler from Newark, NJ and she is no one to mess with. She gives new meaning to the word "thug". Circumstances make her even more ruthless and she sets about the streets of Newark on a reign of terror. Eventually what goes around comes around, and unfortunately for Cheetah, it comes around in the worst way.

CHEETAH was a very powerful read. I could not put this book down. Missy Jackson gives the reader some insight on what could be happening in the streets where you live. This book fits the bill when we read about or hear about street violence in newspapers and on television everyday, but it hits home once you read it. The reader gets a glimpse as to what really goes down between street hustlers and crime. It also shines some light on females living in "the life"...the life of lesbianism. Despite the hard core persona Cheetah portrays, she has a soft heart when it comes to the people she loves. An excellent read!
Reviewed by **Guest Reviewer Cheryl Dublin
of The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers
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Publisher: Locksie ARC Book Club Inc.

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Drama 99FM

Author:Janine A. Morris

Booklist hailed Janine Morris’s debut, Diva Diaries, as “reminiscent of Waiting to Exhale.” In this vibrant and compelling novel, she gives readers an irresistible glimpse into the lives of three women caught up in the glamour, grit, and grime of the entertainment industry.
Naomi is an executive assistant to one of the music business’ top executives, Sereeta is an assistant road manager for an NBA player, and Madison is the Music Director at one of New York’s top radio stations. All three are living in a world of VIP passes and velvet ropes, surrounded by celebrities, wealth, and illicit temptations. But with their jobs come challenges they never expected. Naomi, once shy and hard-working, grows deeply ambitious, willing to do anything to get what she wants. Sereeta has become successful by always granting her employer’s wishes, no matter how outrageous—but how far will she go to keep others happy? And as Madison falls for one of hip hop’s biggest artists, she finds herself at risk of losing everything.
An eye-opening look into the reality of the fast life, Drama 99 FM is daring, insightful, page-turning entertainment at its best.

“Seriously, I couldn't put the book down … every one of us knows one of these woman or we are one of these woman…you should probably keep this book away from your man, because we never want them to know this much.” —Angie Martinez, HOT 97 FM Personality

Janine A. Morris is a Program Coordinator at Emmis Communications, which operates the #1 Hip-Hop station in New York, Hot 97, as well as 98.7 Kiss FM and CD 101.9 (New York’s #1 Jazz station), the home of Michael Baisden’s nationally syndicated program, “Love, Lust and Lies.” Janine graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Communications and has been writing since junior high school. She has written for magazines such as XXL, The Source, Don Diva, Platinum Plus, and more. Janine lives in Queens, New York.
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Publisher: Dafiana

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A Natural Woman

Author:Lori Johnson

From the fresh new talent behind After the Dance comes a sparkling novel with charm, wit, and a side dish of Southern hospitality—a real treat for fans of Pearl Cleage and Mary Monroe.
Aliesha is a dark-skinned beauty who seems to have it all—a prestigious academic job, a respected role at church and an adoring boyfriend. All she thinks she needs when she lands in Dante’s barber’s chair is someone capable of handling her natural, unchemically-treated hair. But her encounter with the handsome barber forces her to confront what’s been missing from her life all along.
Dante is a laid-back brother who isn’t easily rattled. But everything about Aliesha—from her big-city attitude to her wild, defiant hair—begs his attention. His offer to work his magic on her hair sends both of their worlds into a tailspin. But does Dante really have what it takes to finish what he’s started?

“Johnson's humor, control of voice and down-to-earth characters will likely capture the hearts of readers...” —Publishers Weekly
“A fast-paced delight with dialogue and characters so real, I had to keep reminding myself that I was reading fiction. I was hooked from the first page to the last.” —Mary Monroe, New York Times bestselling author
Lori Johnson has a master’s degree in Urban Anthropology from the University of Memphis. Her stories and essays have appeared in Upscale Magazine and Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family.

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Publisher:Dafina Books

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Somebody Else's Man

Author:Daaimah S. Poole

Essence® bestselling author Daaimah S. Poole brings you the sizzling tale of two ex-best friends who can't forgive, won't forget...and will find out what matters most...
Nicole and Tia just know nothing can break up their long-time friendship. But when a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes along, Tia takes her new boyfriend's advice to sue Nicole's mother after a car accident. Now Tia has money, a flashy new home in Florida...and one furious ex-friend out to grab some of the good life for herself. And when wealthy businessman Derrick starts burning up her sheets, Nicole sees a future as sparkling as the engagement ring she's expecting...
...until Tia turns up broke, with a new baby in tow...and news that Derrick isn't the man he seems. Now Derrick will marry Nicole only if she drops Tia for good. And between lies, lust, and betrayal, Nicole must gamble on whom to believe, what she really wants—and a choice that may cost her everything...

"A definite must read!" -Candice Dow

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Publisher:Dafina Books

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A Change Had to Come

Author:Gwynne Forster

Leticia Langley is used to fighting for what she wants. That's how she wound up being the first in her family to graduate from college. So what if she's never had a date? All that's about to change when she gets herself a job as a food columnist for The Journal—and treats herself to a makeover that will transform her life.
With her hot weave and a dazzling new wardrobe that shows off her curves, the opposite sex suddenly takes a shine to Leticia. Except for Max Baldwin—a colleague who accuses her of trying to knock him down on her stampede up the corporate ladder. But Leticia is determined to stand her ground and get her due. And as she finds herself being offered more tantalizing prospects, including a trip to Africa, she also wins the respect—and admiration—of her handsome one-time nemesis, Max. Now she'll have to decide if she wants to let down her guard, and let in the one man she could get serious about.

Praise for the Novels of Gwynne Forster...
"...Wise and wonderful as it points out, once again, the importance of honesty and appreciating what you have while you have it." —Publishers Weekly on A Different Kind of Blues
"Touching, thought-provoking, and will make you think twice about ever keeping secrets from the one you love." —Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author on If You Walked in My Shoes

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Publisher:Dafina Books

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I Can Make You Love Me

Author:Karen White- Owens

Love appears in the most unexpected places. . .
For Wynn Evans, her first marriage proposal was little more than a childhood crush. Twenty-five years later, Adam Carlyle has grown up into a gorgeou package of handsome, smart, and successful. But the single mom in Wynn is still reeling from her painful divorce and isn't looking for love--especially not with a younger man. But as she's about to discover, Adam is a man who doesn't take no for an answer. . .
Real estate attorney Adam has never forgotten Wynn Evans, who's even more beautiful than he remembered. Convinced he's found his match, he knows he can satisfy Wynn's deepest desires--if only she'll let herself trust again. But when someone else's desire for vengeance puts Wynn's family in danger, the power of Adam and Wynn's new love will be put to the ultimate test. . .

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Tears to Triumph

Author:Dawn Marie Daniels, Candace Sandy, and Dr. Jarralynne Agee

This first-ever beauty guide for chemotherapy patients is packed with insider secrets from top stylists and designers like Oribe and Betsey Johnson, dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad, and other specialists whose clients include Oprah, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, and Sharon Stone. Here are pearls of wisdom about a range of topics including:

Maintaining radiant skin, head to toe
Creating a stylish and comfortable wardrobe
Selecting the best makeup and applying it like a pro
Choosing the right wig or headscarf
Combating fatigue, sore muscles, and other side effects
Sustaining positive energy and overcoming fear

Also included are resource lists and inspiring real-life stories from brave, beautiful women who've been there. Empowering and practical, Beauty Pearls for Chemo Girls will help you face the mirror--and the world--with courage and confidence.
In her work as a writer, editor, and television producer, breast cancer survivor Marybeth Maida has traveled the world for National Public Radio, Public Broadcasting System, Reuters, NBC, and the Fox News Channel. Debbie Kiederer spent more than twenty years in the cosmetics industry before founding the strategic marketing and web-development firm, ChalkDust Consulting. Both authors live with their husbands and children in the New York City area.

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Publisher:Kensington Books

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Somebody's Sinning In My Bed

Author:Pat G'Orge-Walker

Pat G'Orge-Walker delivers a wickedly funny, uplifting novel of love and betrayal. . .good karma and bad karma. . .sin and redemption. . .
Chyna and her sister Janelle are always moments away from a catfight. They love each other, but Janelle has never forgiven her sister for swiping her first love, Cordell. That was ages ago, and now Chyna is showing off as the First Lady of New Hope Assembly, a church that's caught between the old ways of Holiness and new ways of serving its community. New Hope's leader, Reverend Grayson Young, is also caught. . .in the infamous Sweet Bush lounge, an establishment well-known for adult pleasures.
With the church congregation running wild in the aftermath of her husband's scandalous behavior, Chyna turns to her sister Janelle for guidance. But if Chyna thinks she's getting sympathy from Janelle, she'd better think again, because Janelle's got her own crisis. And when Cordell suddenly comes back into the sisters' lives, what follows are squabbling, chaos, and surprises that show just how hard the road to salvation really is. . .

"Ms. Walker pens a tale so funny that you'll fall out of your chair laughing, and so poignantly realistic that you'll wipe tears from your eyes. . .a must-read." --Angela Benson on Cruisin' on Desperation
"One of my favorite writers of all time." --Zane, New York Times bestselling author
"Christian comedy fiction at its best." --Library Journal on Mother Eternal Ann Everlastin's Dead

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Publisher: Dafina Books

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Author:Kiki Swinson

After the drama in Playing Dirty, Yoshi Lomax is on the run, but trouble follows her wherever she goes. . .
When things get too hot in Miami, criminal lawyer Yoshi figures she'll be safe if she goes home to Norfolk, Virginia, for a little while. But the streets there are just as mean, and a sistah needs to keep her head to avoid getting popped by a drive-by. And when Yoshi witnesses the brutal murder of a snitch by a ruthless drug dealer, she knows she'll be the next one in the gangsta's sights. Out of time and abandoned by everyone but her cousin Carmen, Yoshi's goin' to have to learn to fight back if she wants to live another day. . .

More praise for Kiki Swinson
"Kiki Swinson is unstoppable. Whether she's writing about life in the 'hood or living the fabulous life, one thing is for sure--Kiki always delivers a sizzling read."--Crystal Lacey Winslow, Essence® bestselling author
"I'm Still Wifey is the truth! Kiki Swinson has done it again. This book pulls you in from the very first page."--Treasure E. Blue, Essence® bestselling author of Harlem Girl Lost
"Kiki captures the heat of the streets."--Wahida Clark, New York Times bestselling author

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Publisher: Dafina Books

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God Ain't Blind

Author:Mary Monroe

In this gripping, unforgettable new novel by New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe, forever friends Annette Goode Davis and Rhoda O'Toole are about to learn that even the rockiest relationships can survive just about anything-as long as you're there for each other when it matters most. . .
Annette Goode Davis is a survivor, and while life's obstacles have often knocked her down, she's never let them keep her there for long. To Annette, life is all about family and old friends like Rhoda O'Toole. And right now, Annette needs all the friends she can get. . .because her marriage is in big trouble, and she has no idea why. . .
Lately, her husband Pee Wee barely has the time of day for Annette and she suspects he may have fallen for another woman. Desperate to regain his affections, Annette goes on a crash diet, gets a total makeover, and looks hotter than she has for a long, long time. Everyone notices-everyone except Pee Wee.
Annette is ripe for the picking when she meets Louis Baines, a handsome young caterer who showers her with attention. Soon, Annette is embroiled in a full blown affair and spending money on Louis like there's no tomorrow. But when Annette learns a terrible secret about her new lover, she realizes she's in way over her head. Her life crumbling down around her, Annette turns to the only person she knows she can trust: Rhoda.
With Rhoda by her side, Annette's determined to find a way out of this mess. But when the truth finally comes out, Annette must face the fact that she may have destroyed the life she loved-and this time, not even Rhoda can help her make things right...

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Publisher: Dafina Books

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Unconditionally Single

Author:Mary Morrison

New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison thrills readers with another riveting tale featuring beloved heroine Honey Thomas. This time, Honey goes into hiding to save her life—and fights to keep past enemies from destroying the future she so desperately wants…
Honey Thomas once made her living as a tough-talking prostitute and madam, but those days are long gone. Now, Honey runs a counseling center she founded in Atlanta that helps women like her get off the streets. The best part is Honey’s new life is being bankrolled by money stolen from her ex-pimp, Valentino James.
But no matter how fast Honey runs, she never seems to break free from her demons. Valentino knows Honey has his money—fifty million dollars to be exact—and he’s willing to kill her to get it back. Honey escapes from Valentino by the skin of her teeth, but she knows the time has come to disappear for a while and figure out where her life is headed. In her heart, Honey still aches for Grant Hill, the love she lost when he learned about her dark past. How much more must she lose before she finally finds some peace?
Like a cat, Honey Thomas seems to have nine lives, and she’s used up just about every last one of them. But life still has a few surprises left for Honey—and if she’s willing to risk everything, she may just get that happy ending her heart and soul desire…

Praise For Mary B. Morrison And Her Novels
“Mix dirty red drama, relationship scandals, suspense, love and you get my girl Mary B. Morrison.” —Vickie Stringer
“With well-crafted characters and an intriguing plot, Sweeter Than Honey will have you eagerly awaiting the next installment.” —UrbanReviews.com
“After reading this intriguing story about love, faith, and happiness, you may never say never again.” —E. Lynn Harris on Never Again Once More
“Morrison delivers a deep, passionate story that holds readers from beginning to end.” —Black Issues Book Review on He’s Just A Friend

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Publisher: Dafina Books

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Heaven Right Here

Author:Lutisha Lovely

When it comes to being fruitful and multiplying, the members of Kingdom Citizens Christian Center are on it—and no one tells their sexy, scandalous stories like Lutishia Lovely…
When Stacy Gray meets friends for lunch, the last thing she expects to be served is legal papers suing her for custody of her son, Darius Jr. As far as Stacy’s concerned, when Darius Sr. chose to be with his male lover, he lost his chance at fatherhood. But when an unexpected crisis strikes, and an obsessed fan threatens more than Darius’s music career, the battling parents may have to grow up…
Cy and Hope Taylor are struggling to conceive, so when Hope sees her former nemesis, Millicent, talking on television about life as a wife and new mother, jealousy rears its ugly head. Then Cy rekindles his friendship with Millicent and needless to say, Hope is definitely more peeved than pleased. As baby mama drama shakes up the saints, everyone better pray for mercy…
“The scintillating brew of sex, faith and sharp humor will have Lovely’s fans breathless for more.” —Publishers Weekly on A Preacher’s Passion
“Lutishia Lovely brought Passion to church and set it on fire!!!” —Pat G’Orge-Walker, Essence bestselling on A Preacher’s Passion
“Filled with drama, consequences, double-standards and plenty of life lessons to go around.” —Naleighna Kai, author of She Touched My Soul and A Preacher’s Passion

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Publisher: Dafina Books

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She Had It Coming

Author:Mary Monroe

Dolores Reese spent her childhood in foster care, like Floyd Watson, a local boy who intrigues her from the moment they meet. When one bad decision sends an innocent Floyd to prison for life, Dolores promises to stick by him. But while Floyd’s world stands still, Dolores’s horizons open up in exciting new ways. Paul Dunne is an accomplished businessman who promises her the kind of future she’s always wanted—the kind she once imagined having with Floyd. But when Floyd is suddenly freed on new evidence, Dolores is torn and must make a fateful decision. And if she isn’t careful, Dolores just might find out what happens when love, dishonesty, and dangerous jealousy collide…

Praise for Mary Monroe
“Monroe delivers what could be her wildest and most entertaining novel yet.” —Publishers Weekly on Deliver Me From Evil
“Monroe’s richly drawn characters will stay with readers long after the book is finished.” —Booklist on Gonna Lay Down My Burdens
“Monroe’s literary canvas is painted with broad strokes, with verve and humor and passion.” —Christian Science Monitor

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Publisher: Dafina Books

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Who's Loving You

Author:Mary B. Morrison

Now in trade paperback—New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison sizzles in the second book in her sexy, edgy Honey Thomas series.
With her pimp in jail and enough money to make a new start, Honey is pursuing a new life in Atlanta, where she’s opened a counseling center to help victimized women. But just when Honey think she’s finally getting a break, her past comes back to haunt her.
Handsome, upstanding Grant Hill is Honey’s idea of perfection. She’s certain Grant is falling for her too, until his brother Benito tells him about Honey’s days as a prostitute. And now that the enemies from her past have found her, Honey might have to revert to her old tricks to save herself—and return to the only man she’s ever loved.

“…Morrison certainly knows her way around the bedroom.” —Publishers Weekly on Sweeter Than Honey
“Hot sex and high drama move Morrison’s latest page turner…” —Publishers Weekly on When Somebody Loves You Back
Mary B. Morrison is the New York Times bestselling author of Sweeter Than Honey, When Somebody Loves You Back, Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This, Somebody’s Gotta Be On Top, He’s Just a Friend, Never Again Once More, Soul Mates Dissipate, Who’s Making Love, and Justice, Just Us, Just Me. She’s also the co-author of She Ain’t the One with New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Publisher: Dafina Books

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Something She Can Feel

Author:Grace Octivia

From Grace Octavia, author of His First Wife and Take Her Man, comes a dynamic new novel about a young Southern woman caught between living her own dreams or fulfilling the wishes of her family.
Minister’s daughter and former wild child Journey Cash knows both the good and bad sides of her Alabama hometown. Blessed with a powerful voice, Journey teaches music at a local high school. She loves her work, just like she loves her fiancé, Evan, even though she feels she’s still waiting for a sign to confirm that her life is on the right track.
When Evan announces a wedding date without her consent, Journey’s world suddenly turns upside down. Her baby sister, Tammy, is stripping in Atlanta, and her older brother refuses to keep Tammy’s secret until Journey quits teaching and joins the family business. Now Journey is torn between doing what everyone expects, and taking a leap from which there may be no turning back.
Grace Octavia is a native of Westbury, New York. The author of Take Her Man and His First Wife, she holds degrees in Creative Writing from NYU (B.A.) and the University of Georgia (M.A.). She is currently working on her Ph.D. Her writing has appeared in Sisterfriends by Michele Agins and Julia Chance and Rolling Out magazine, where she was Editor-in-Chief. Octavia also served as an Associate Editor at America Online’s Internet magazine, Digital City.

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Publisher: Dafina Books

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What Lies Between Lovers

Author:Sophia Shaw

Sophia Shaw combines steamy writing, three-dimensional characters, and a riveting plot in this sizzling tale of friends who become casual lovers, and discover that friendship is worth risking for love.
Executive Monique Evans doesn’t want commitment. She’s had enough of fake promises to last her a lifetime. What she wants is sizzling sex with no strings—so when one wild night lands her in the muscular arms of her friend Tao Samuels, she’s ready to make one very tempting deal…
A former Navy Seal, Tao is too busy succeeding in civilian life to settle down. And he’s always thought of the level-headed Monique as just a pal. But since the sudden desire between them is too good to give up, he’s sure they can keep their relationship strictly physical—so long as they follow a few rules… But breaking rules is hotter than keeping them. And now Monique and Tao have to find out what they really want—and if their perfect friendship is worth risking for love…

“Enough twists and tumbles to keep readers hooked.” —Publishers Weekly on Moments of Truth
Sophia Shaw holds a bachelors degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Toronto, and lives in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, with her daughters Sierra and Naima.

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Publisher: Dafina Books

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Practicing What You Preach

Author:Vanessa Davis Griggs

The first in a brand-new Christian-themed series from Vanessa Davis Griggs, author of the “Blessed Trinity” trilogy, follows the courtship between a divorced pastor and a devout churchgoer.
Melissa “Peaches” Anderson is sweet and loving, but she has never considered herself much of a beauty. So when she attracts the attention of a handsome suitor, she’s not sure what to do. That man, Marcus Peeples, is a recently divorced father of one who’s interested in dating Peaches seriously, but she is worried that his status as a divorce undermines her Christianity.
Marcus’s ex-wife, Sasha, meanwhile is gorgeous, selfish, and having second thoughts about the divorce even though it was her idea. She realizes that she’s losing the security she once had. Just as Peaches finally warms up to Marcus, Sasha makes a bold move, forcing Marcus to choose where his heart and his future lies.

“This inspirational novel leaves the reader eager to know what Griggs plans next for this spiritual family.” —Publishers Weekly on Blessed Trinity
“Outstanding.” —Library Journal on Promises Beyond Jordan
Vanessa Davis Griggs is a motivational speaker and author. The recipient of several awards, she is a married mother with there grown sons.

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Publisher: Kensington Books

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A Price to Pay

Author:Angela Winters

Angela Winters’ gripping series continues with a sizzling new novel about life in the Los Angeles suburb View Park.
As patriarch of the Chase family, owners of a huge, Los Angeles-based cosmetics company, Stephen Chase has come a long way since his humble beginnings. But after raising four privileged, spoiled children with his socialite wife, Janet, Stephen knows that living the high life in an exclusive community is not all that it’s cracked up to be.
Corporate takeovers, adultery, and lots of high-profile trouble thrive in the Chase household. And this time, the Chases are going to face their biggest challenges yet as they try to hold on to their status in the powerful, glamorous world of elite African-American families.

“In Winters’s entertaining latest View Park novel, the Chase family plunges to new lows of deviousness….The pacing is fast and the drama unrelenting.”
—Publishers Weekly
“Lies and deception are the norm in this household, where there’s enough high drama to rival Dallas or Dynasty, complete with cat fights. Winters has written a real page turner.”
National bestselling author ANGELA WINTERS is an executive at CapitalOne Bank. She is the author of over ten romance novels and is a member of Sisters in Crime, an organization of female mystery and romantic suspense authors. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Publisher: Dafina Books

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Author:Mary B. Morrison & Noire

New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison pairs with Queen of Urban Erotica Noire to deliver two tantalizing novellas about sex, revenge—and getting what you deserve…
Character of a Man Mary B. Morrison
Seven Stephens seems to have it all—money, mansion and a man—but is taken by surprise when her fiancé tells her the wedding is off if she can’t lose twenty-five pounds in six weeks. In no time, she’s out the door and headed for Punany Paradise for a sensual workout that’s both sweet revenge and sweet surrender….
Sugar-Honey-Ice Tee Noire
Blow, Nap, and Tomere are three grimy playahs from the hood. Nicknamed Dirty, Dastardly, and Depraved, these three NFL stars have no problem living up to their names on and off the field. But when they scheme to take out their biggest competition, a promising quarterback, they finally meet their match. Not in a vengeful ball player, but in three wicked and sexy sistahs. And it won’t take Sugar, Honey, or Ice Tee long to wreck everything in their path. Because vicious hotties always take whatever they want and ruin whatever they please…

Noire is editor-in-chief of NoireMagazine.com, the Queen of Urban Erotica and #1 Essence bestselling author of G-Spot, Candy Licker, Thug-A-Licious, Baby Brother (with 50 Cent), Thong on Fire, Hood, and the editor of a collection of urban erotic quickies entitled From the Streets to the Sheets. Her first urban erotic film, Hittin' the Bricks will be released in 2009. Visit her website at www.asknoire.com or email her at noire@asknoire.com.

Praise For The Novels Of Mary B. Morrison
“With well-crafted characters and an intriguing plot, Sweeter Than Honey is an exciting start to The Honey Diaries Series and will have you eagerly awaiting the next installment.” —UrbanReviews.com
“Hot sex and high drama move Morrison’s latest page turner…” —Publishers Weekly on When Somebody Loves You Back
“After reading this intriguing story about love, faith, and happiness, you may never say never again.” —E. Lynn Harris on Never Again Once More
“Morrison delivers a deep, passionate story that holds readers from beginning to end.” —Black Issues Book Review on He’s Just A Friend

Praise For The Novels Of Noire
“Thong On Fire is compelling and engaging, the kind of story that once started, is hard to put down.” —RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
“Strong credible characters, wonderful storyline delivery, and salivating sex scenes makes this Noire's best novel. Thug-A-Licious is simply urban erotica at its finest.” —UrbanReviews.com
“Urban erotica has never been hotter!” —Nikki Turner on Candy Licker
“…Sexy, gritty urban melodrama…” —Publishers Weekly on G-Spot

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Publisher: Kensington Books

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Author:Devon Scott

In this sensual, unforgettable thriller, a husband and wife face the worst crisis of their marriage—and learn that no matter what twists life throws at you, holding on to the one you love is the only way to survive…
After five fulfilling years of marriage, Michael and Kennedy are the envy of their tight circle of friends. Michael is even more passionate about his stunning, successful wife than he was when they first met, and he is everything Kennedy has ever wanted in a man. But everything changes when the couple starts getting mysterious phone calls and threatening emails. Logan and Kennedy are being stalked—and the stress has their once rock-solid marriage unraveling.
Who could want to hurt Kennedy and Logan? Plenty of people, it seems. For the couple is hiding a secret that will shock their family and ruin their reputation. But Michael and Kennedy will do whatever it takes to save their relationship, even if it means hunting down a dangerous stranger...

“Deliciously devious. A mouthwatering must-read.” —New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison
“Scott is an author to notice with this credible, engaging debut… Seduction, deceit, anguish, and obsession flow in this page-turner.” —Romantic Times
Devon Scott lives in Washington, D.C.

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A New Kind of Bliss

Author:Bettye Griffin

From the author of The People Next Door, Nothing But Trouble, and If These Walls Could Talk comes a compelling, page-turning novel about a divorcee who moves back to her hometown and is faced with a choice between two different men.
After her father’s death, Emily Yancy reluctantly agrees to move back to her mother’s shabby apartment. There are some rewards for dutiful daughters, though—like Aaron Merritt, a rich, single doctor who’s soon taking her to fancy restaurants and inviting her to meet his family. But when the lights go out, something’s missing.
Then she runs into Danny Simms, her eighth-grade crush. He hasn’t achieved what Aaron has—but he’s picked up a few skills in other areas. Can Emily choose a relationship that doesn’t satisfy her mind—or a romance that leaves her cold? Or is there some way that she can find the best of both worlds?
Betty Griffin lives in the North Chicago suburbs with her husband. Visit her website: www.bettyegriffin.com

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Make You Mine

Author:Niobia Bryant

Two total opposites, united by a heated one night stand, wonder if their passion can lead to a love that lasts for the long haul in this explosively hot romance.
Three months after a first date that ended in a night of explosive passion, Caress Coleman and Julius Jones find themselves somewhere between roommates with benefits and true love. She’s smart, beautiful, and one paycheck away from broke. He’s smart, handsome, and very successful. But that’s just the beginning of their differences….
She’s messy—and that’s putting it nicely.
He’s a neat freak—and that’s an understatement.
She’s happy in sweatpants.
He’s an urban sophisticate who wears the hippest designer labels.

They’re total opposites in every way but one: they share a sizzling attraction that makes them want to beg for more and more.

“Hot men, spicy women and a sexually captivating story.” —Romantic Times on Hot like Fire
Niobia Bryant is a national bestselling and award-winning author. She currently writes full time and splits her time between New Jersey and South Carolina. Visit her website: www.niobiabryant.com

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Playing Dirty

Author:Kiki Swinson

From Essence® bestselling author Kiki Swinson—one of the reigning stars of urban lit—comes a scintillating drama-filled tale about life on the streets.
In Miami, things are always hot and it doesn't get any more sizzling than Yoshi Lomax. Blessed with a quick mind and a bangin' body, Yoshi puts all her assets to work by providing her boss with late night favors to help her get promoted to senior partner at a prestigious law firm.
To keep her high acquittal rate, Yoshi gets some of Miami’s finest under her payroll. But before long she is swept into the criminal underworld and starts experimenting with drugs. And when the leader of a Haitian mob gives her $100,000 for taking his case—with the proviso that she’ll die if he’s not acquitted—Yoshi realizes too late that this time she’s not just fighting for her client, but for her life…

“After reading Candy Shop all I could say was scandalous!”
—K'Wan, national bestselling author of Gangsta, Street Dreams, Eve, Hoodlum, and Hood Rat
“I'm Still Wifey is the truth! Swinson has done it again. This book pulls you from the first page.”
—Treasure E. Blue, Essence® bestselling author of Harlem Girl Lost

Kiki Swinson was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia. She discovered her flair for writing twelve years ago after completing her first novel, Mad Shambles, while serving a five-year sentence at a federal prison. After being released in December 1996, Kiki later went on to self-publish Mad Shambles. Her passion for writing didn’t stop there. Writing feverishly into the wee hours of the night, she completed her second novel, Wifey, which was published by Melodrama Publishing. After the success of Wifey, Kiki penned the sequels I’m Still Wifey and Life After Wifey, as well as The Candy Shop and A Sticky Situation.

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The Next Best Thing

Author:Deidre Berry

In Deidre Berry's dazzling, witty debut, a multi-tasking diva tries to revamp her life with the help of her exasperating family and friends.
Tori Carter’s tendency to plan everything to the max has made her the most successful event coordinator in the business. But when her perfect fiancé runs off with another woman, Tori has no idea what to do next.
Now her well-meaning friends are delivering a string of bad-news dates, her boss expects her to work miracles with ever-more-impossible clients, and a handsome chef is turning up the heat in surprising ways. Now Tori has to improvise, let loose, and get wise—if she’s going to figure out who she is and what she really wants…
Deidre Berry grew up in a picture-book town in Kansas where she began writing stories of her own, shortly after learning to read. With a lifelong dream to share the power of words, she is also the writer of short stories, screenplays, and poetry. She currently resides in Kansas City with her husband, Richard, and is hard at work on her second novel.

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The Company We Keep

Author:Mary Monroe

From the masterful pen of New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe comes a compelling, thoroughly entertaining novel about searching for and finding love.
After a string of failed relationships, record company executive Teri Stewart has decided to concentrate on work. Her best friend and assistant, Nicole, tries to convince her to socialize more, though her own love life is seriously lacking. Still recovering from divorce, Nicole is a single mother who’s not going to settle for less than the real deal.
Nicole and Teri both know what they do and don’t want. But when DJ Harrison Starr enters Teri’s circle, she can’t resist him. And if Nicole keeps ignoring the complete package that’s been standing right in front of her, she could miss her chance at happiness. Now, both women must learn that the company they keep can sometimes lead us down the wrong path...or guide us right where we belong.

“Monroe delivers what could be her wildest and most entertaining novel yet.” —Publishers Weekly on Deliver Me From Evil
“Monroe’s richly drawn characters will stay with readers long after the book is finished.” —Booklist on Gonna Lay Down My Burdens
“Monroe’s literary canvas is painted with broad strokes, with verve and humor and passion.” —Christian Science Monitor on The Upper Room

Mary Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of She Had It Coming, Deliver Me From Evil, God Don’t Play, In Sheep’s Clothing, Red Light Wives, God Still Don’t Like Ugly, Gonna Lay Down My Burdens, God Don’t Like Ugly, The Upper Room, and the novella “Nightmare in Paradise” in Borrow Trouble. An avid traveler, Mary currently lives in Oakland, California.

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Don't Let the Lipstick Fool You

Author:Lisa Leslie with Larry Burnett

Lisa Leslie—three-time Olympic gold medalist, three-time MVP of the WNBA, and one of the greatest players in the history of women’s basketball—tells the incredible, inspiring story of her life, on and off the court.
As a child growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Lisa Leslie was timid, awkward, and constantly struggling to overcome self-imposed fears and limitations. Today, she’s a beautiful, poised, assertive, six-foot-five basketball powerhouse whose elegance and charm have made her a favorite with fans, the fashion world, and even Hollywood.
Overcoming doubts are what paved the way to Lisa’s greatest achievements—scoring 101 points in the first half of a high school basketball game; signing with Wilhelmina Models and appearing in Vogue magazine, and of course traveling the world and winning championship after championship. Here, for the first time, she shares her empowering story about finding grace under pressure and exceeding all expectations—including her own.

“There are a lot of young girls out there who look up to Lisa Leslie. I think it’s great that they can look at Lisa and say we don’t have to make sacrifices.” —Sheryl Swopes, Houston Comets and U.S. Olympic Team
“She has it all: beauty, brains, and athleticism. She brings class, fashion, and she’s sassy in her own way. She has all that and the championship rings to back it up.” —Nancy Lieberman, ESPN analyst and Hall of Famer
Before beginning a professional basketball career, Lisa Leslie was a standout at the University of Southern California, where she was a two-time winner of the Naismith Award. A Philanthropist, ESPN broadcaster, and former fashion model, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
Larry Burnett is an Emmy award-winning journalist and sports broadcaster. He has known Lisa for fifteen years and has been the radio and television play-by-play announcer for her L.A. Sparks’ games for the past nine seasons. He has anchored Sports Center and The NBA Today Show for ESPN, and he has hosted the Lakers’ radio broadcasts and The Phil Jackson Show.

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