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Deadly Reigns
DEADLY REIGNS

Author:Teri Woods

Terri Woods writes a very descriptive, intriguing novel that keeps you totally absorbed in each page, especially as ALL the characters have different interesting personalities. Each murder was different from the last one which keeps you wondering what could she possibly come up with to top the last one...and Terri never disappoints! You will love the dynamics between Damian and each of his women. Personally, it is an excellent book

Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$10.00
Publisher: Teri Woods Publishing (June 2006)
ISBN-10: 0977323412
ISBN-13: 978-0977323418



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A Street Girl Named Desire
A STREET GIRL NAMED DESIRE

Author:Treasure E. Blue

Bestselling author Treasure E. Blue returns with a gritty against-all-odds urban fairy tale set in the same unforgiving neighborhood as that of his breakout debut novel Harlem Girl Lost.

Desire was born on the streets of Harlem literally. Her mom, a crack-addicted prostitute, delivered her on a bitter winter's night after turning a trick and being brutally beaten by the john. Taken from her mother by the state, Desire grows up unwelcoming foster homes, until a local Good Samaritan takes her in. With Miss Hattie Mae's love and Christian guidance, Desire gains confidence, joins the church choir, and discovers that she's got a set of pipes which soon attract the attention of hip-hop's biggest exec.

But the road to superstardom is paved with dangers and temptations: drugged-out, violent rappers, untrustworthy pro athletes promising romance, and vicious drugs. Despite her phenomenal success and Miss Hattie Mae's kindness, Desire seems destined for a fall from the top that will slam her back onto the pavement where her mama left her until an unexpected angel picks her back up. . . .

Retails:$13.95
C&B Price:$11.00
Publisher: One World/Ballantine (June 26, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0345493281
ISBN-13: 978-0345493286
Paperback: 336 pgs



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Bitch Reloaded
BITCH RELOADED

Author:Deja King

Deja King Presents Bitch Reloaded the gripping sequel to Bitch The femme fatale of the streets is back and she is deadlier than ever. Precious Cummings miraculously survives her brush with death, but the celebration is cut short when tragedy strikes. Convinced Nico Carter is the culprit for ripping her world apart, Precious sole purpose for living is to make him pay in blood. The street life that she had left behind is now calling her name as Precious wrecks havoc on anyone who stands in her way of getting revenge. During her path of destruction new enemies arise and old friends resurface only complicating Precious plans to bring Nico down. But soon, she realizes that everything is not what it seems. Will the dark road Precious is traveling lead to her own demise once and for all?

Retails:$15.00
C&B Price:$10.00
Publisher: A King Production; 1st edition(Feb 14, 2007)
Paperback: 200 pgs
ISBN-10: 0975581120
ISBN-13: 978-0975581124



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He Said She Said
HE SAID SHE SAID

Author:Dennis L Reed II

He said She Said is interesting and easy to read. The writing is crisp; the dialogue is strong and moves the reader from page to page. If you're interested in reading in the power of communication,pick up this book." Michele Edwards --Michigan Chronicle

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Mr. Reed has definite page-turner. I have a love-hate relationship with this book. I wanted to jump into the pages and set everybody straight. -Erica N. Martin, author of Straight With No Chaser --Author of Second time Shame on me and Straight With No Chaser

Retails:$15.99
C&B Price:$15.00
Publisher:Aspects Publishing
ISBN-10: 0972749837
ISBN-13: 978-0972749831
Paperback: 230 pgs



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Street Chronicles Girls in the Game
STREET CHRONICLES GIRLS IN THE GAME

Author:Nikki Turner

Nikki Turner has truly brought the female hustlers to light. Fellas betta watch out, because the Girls in the Game are taking over! LaJill Hunt, author of Drama Queen and No More Drama

A collection of explosive stories handpicked by the undisputed queen of hip-hop fiction, Girls in the Game presents an all-women crew of urban-lit divas. The game here is survival, and every ghetto-hardened gangsta in these tales does what she's gotta do to make it on or off the mean streets. Call them what you will, but until you've faced their reality you'll never know what you would do if you were in their pumps. Just remember: It's a dirty game, and women are usually the best players.

The game ain't to be told but sold. If that's so, the women in Girls in the Game should be millionaires! KaShamba Williams, author of Mind Games

She's baaaaaaaack! Nikki Turner has returned, bringing with her the new divas of urban fiction. These ladies raise the bar as they chronicle the streets like never before. Get ready for a literary treat. Tracy Brown, author of White Lines

Retails:$13.95
C&B Price:$11.00
Publisher: One World/ Ballantine (June 26, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0345484029
ISBN-13: 978-0345484024
Paperback: 304 pgs



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The Baddest Chick
THE BADDEST CHICK

Author:Alastair J. Hatter



Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$11.00
Publisher: Urban Books (June 26, 2007)
ISBN-10: 1601620098
ISBN-13: 978-1601620095
Paperback: 288 pgs



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Doing His Time
DOING HIS TIME

Author:Nichelle Walker

Every little girl dreams of meeting Prince Charming and living happily ever-after. But in the hood the Prince Charming are ballers and we dream of living happily ever "Rich!" Now imagine being swept off your feet and upgraded from a nobody into a ghetto superstar. Imagine a life of nothing but the best; clothes, jewels, whips and homes. Just picture your life as baller's bit*h! Ask yourself how much are you willing to sacrifice to be the hottest chick in the game? When Emerald found her ghetto Prince Charming Dollar he quickly upgraded her into a overnight ghetto superstar. Spoiling her with the hottest whips, the finest clothes, the fliest jewels and an unlimited cash allowance. Emerald represented a baller's chick to the fullest; she lived, breathe and swore by the hustlers anthem "Balling!" The night Dollar asked Emerald to marry him; she knew all her blood, sweat and spit had paid off. She'd be forever fly; Emerald knew the life of a baller's wife could only get more luxurious. But when a drop goes bad and Emerald back is pushed against the wall. How much will she be willing to sacrifice to stay at the top spot? Come ride along with Emerald while she discovers the truth about being a Baller's bit*h!

Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$10.00
Publisher: NWHoodTales; First Ed (May 1, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0979402808
ISBN-13: 978-0979402807
Paperback: 198 pgs



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Beg Me
BEG ME

Author:Lisa Lawrence

It's the ultimate erotic experience: a handpicked group where every man's craving can be satisfied. But for Teresa Knight, it's also a place where sensual adventures can spiral dangerously out of control. Hired to probe a suspicious death, the part-time investigator enters the sizzling New York fetish scene a seductive, uncertain world that will test the limits of her own sexuality with every potential lover she meets. For gaining entry into this elite BDSM cult means that Teresa must let down her defenses in more ways than one.

Her search for answers brings her into contact with an enigmatic businessman who takes her to the brink of her own untapped desires even as he enlists her help in solving a crime that dates back forty years and crosses continents. From exotic Bangkok to gleaming Manhattan, Teresa finds herself locked in a sensual power struggle with a shadowy man who has a deadly agenda. What she uncovers is a shocking conspiracy of murder that will imperil her life while giving a whole new meaning to going all the way.

About the Author
Lisa Lawrence lives and works in London as a freelance writer. She blames an early boyfriend for inspiring her to write fiction after he regularly dragged her into the West End's various bookshops for mysteries, science fiction and comics. She went looking for erotica all on her own. Strip Poker was her first novel.

Retails:$13.00
C&B Price:$11.00
Publisher: Delta (May 29, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0385341040
ISBN-13: 978-0385341042
Paperback: 320 pgs



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Take Her Man
TAKE HER MAN

Author:Grace Octavia

New York City "It Girl" Troy Smith thought she'd have her ring by spring. But there's been a change in plans? Troy is a beautiful, successful black sister who is convinced her delicious boyfriend, Dr. Julian James, is the man of her dreams- that is until he says he wants a break. Brokenhearted, confused, and stuck in bed listening to Mary J. Blige, Troy knows there's only one thing to do: get her girlfriends to throw her an official 3T Break Up Party! Along with a long list of other traditions established during their college days at Hampton University, the break up party was how Troy, Tamia, and Tasha-"The 3Ts"-survived the drama of relationship bust-ups by stepping out in their most scandalous dresses and dancing 'til their stiletto clad feet hurt! Now it was Troy's turn. There was just one problem: Julian was stepping out too?with a new sister on his arm! Troy knows that should be the final straw, but she truly believes Julian is the man for her and refuses to accept that her Mr. Right could be Mr. Wrong. So it's time to get down and dirty and put the wicked 3T Take Her Man Plan into action. What ensues is an adventurous, New York City roller coaster ride that only the defiant 3Ts can withstand. Along the way, Troy realizes that in order to attract her dream man, she's got to start living her dreams. She?s forced to take a closer look at herself and all of the things she used to feel were important about her big city life. Gucci, Prada and sushi-filled nights on the town are tossed to the side as Troy gets serious about her career, broken family ties and her ever-present, ever-supportive, ever-spicy girlfriends. A devilishly entertaining novel, Take Her Man also includes rules, regulations, and recipes for developing your own "It Girl" sisterhood?

Retails:$15.00
C&B Price:$11.00
ISBN-10: 0758218478
ISBN-13: 978-0758218476
Publisher: Dafina
Paperback: 336 pgs



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The Last Street Novel
THE LAST STREET NOVEL

Author:Omar Tyree

The Philadelphia-born author, who jumpstarted the urban fiction craze more than a dozen years ago with Flyy Girl, presents the riveting new tale of Shareef Crawford, a celebrated writer of romantic fiction, who leaves his sunny mansion in South Florida and returns to his Harlem roots to pen a true crime book that may just end his life.

Craving more respect for his craft as a writer, particularly from his peer group of urban men, Shareef allows an enticing female fan to pitch him a no-holds-barred tell-all about an imprisoned Harlem gangster who admires Shareef's writing. With insane courage and an iron will, Shareef, the street-smart intellectual, finally gets a chance to write something more edgy and noteworthy.

However, the Harlem streets he returns to in 2006 have changed, and the stakes of survival are higher now than they've ever been. Amid the rise of high-priced condominiums, a changing population, young criminals gunning to make names for themselves, and old criminals fighting to become legitimate businessmen, Shareef finds himself caught in a real-life thriller where past foes become friends, and trusted friends become dangerous foes. Nevertheless, the Harlem legend is hell-bent to do anything he can to gain the respect on the streets that his career as a writer of women's fiction has failed to give him.

The Last Street Novel is another urban classic as only Tyree, the self-proclaimed Urban Griot, can write them!

Retails:$24.00
C&B Price:$19.00
Publisher: Simon & Shuster



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The Ex Files
THE EX FILES

Author:Victoria Christopher Murray

There are four ways a woman can handle heartbreak. She can fall apart, seek revenge, turn cold, or move on. The Ex Files is the story of these four women:

When Kendall Stewart finds her husband and her sister in bed together, she vows to never let anyone get that close again. But when she is faced with saving the life of the woman who destroyed hers, will she be able to forgive?

When an NBA superstar tells his mistress, Asia Ingrum, that he's decided to honor his marriage vows, her shock quickly gives way to revenge...but her decision may come back to haunt their five-year-old daughter.

Every night Vanessa Martin wonders why her husband committed suicide. Even worse, she contemplates joining him in eternity. Will Vanessa be able to gather the strength to live again?

Sheridan Hart is finally finding her way after a lie destroyed her seventeen-year marriage. Her new love is ready to get married, but will she commit to this younger man or is her ex-husband taking up too much space in her heart?

When their pastor asks Kendall, Asia, Vanessa, and Sheridan to meet weekly for prayer, they can't imagine they will have anything in common. But then a devastating tragedy strikes and these strangers are forced to reexamine their choices. Will they find true friendship, or will prayer -- and their union -- fail them?

Retails:$14.00
C&B Price:$10.00
ISBN-10: 1416535519
ISBN-13: 978-1416535515
Publisher: Touchstone (July3, 2007)
Paperback: 416 pgs



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Dice
DICE

Author:T.N. Baker

Wasuan Wells has two loves--one is his beautiful girl of two years, Enychi Carter, and the other is his love for dice. Rollin' dice is an everyday hustle for Wasuan, and he's one of the best the hood has ever seen. No one can defeat him. That is, until he stumbles across a dude from the same hood named Tone who has just as much confidence, a little too much mouth, lots of cash to back it up, and a strong desire for Wasuan's girl. When Wasuan is challenged and the stakes grow high, he finds himself caught out in deeper waters than he can swim in, with Tone dangling three options: pay up, take your last breath, or sacrifice something much greater...his girl, Enychi. But when Enychi agrees to spend one night with Tone in order to save her man's life, she finds herself caught up in an unwilling love triangle like the streets have never known. Love, betrayal, lies, sex and money are just the beginning in this scandalous tale, where loyalties are put to the ultimate test.

Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$11.00
ISBN-10: 0312355742
ISBN-13: 978-0312355746
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (June 26, 2007)
Paperback: 256 pgs



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Man of My Dreams
MAN OF MY DREAMS

Author:Janie De Coster

Jayree Kennedy,A brash & sassy twenty-four-year-old who thinks she has the world by the tail, that is until she meets Marcus Reed, an older fine brother who has money to spend. Is Jayree ready for the trip he will take her on Teresa Wilson Jayree's older sister, who is married to a local hustler who has dreams of making it big one day, but can Teresa tolerate his games long enough to see if they will come true Linda Weathers Jayree's best friend, who is engaged to the rich Dr. Phillip Norris, who happens to be white. They came close to being married but on their wedding day he called it off. But why? That's what Linda has to find out, because he's not telling

Retails:$19.95
C&B Price:$19.95
ISBN-10: 1424114381
ISBN-13: 978-1424114382
Publisher: Publish America (June 26, 2006)
Paperback: 134 pgs



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Living, Breathing Lies
LIVING BREATHING LIES

Author:Gloria Mallette

Breathe a lie, live a lie. That's what Nadirah Lewis learns when she uncovers the stunning lie she was forced to live for seventeen years. Nadirah was twelve years old when she was blamed for crippling her Aunt Stephanie. Guilt and her trust fund kept Nadirah a prisoner in Stephanie's home and the object of Stephanie's cruel tongue, but it took another vicious lie and a threat to Nadirah's career as a teacher to infuse her with the energy to fight back. Nadirah's fight, however, is not just for herself. It is also for one of her young students, Bree Morrison. When Bree is hospitalized after drinking a near fatal dose of poison, Nadirah petitions the Administration for Child Services for guardianship. Bree's mother has inexplicably disappeared, and what Bree won't say is what Nadirah needs to hear before Bree's aunt Erma, a she-devil on wheels, wins the custody battle. Erma, the soon-to-be ex-wife of Austin Gray, Nadirah's handsome new landlord, and close friend of Lynn, Nadirah's cousin, lets Nadirah know in no uncertain terms that she will never get Bree or her husband. But what unforgivable lie does Erma live that could stop her cold yet devastate all around her? And Lynn, as well put together and as orderly as her life is, what shameful lie lurks behind her picturesque suburban doors? While the revelation of many of the lies give Nadirah the courage to find herself, she must accept the fact that those same lies may well destroy the lives of those closest to her. Unveil the shocking, real life truths of Living, Breathing Lies.

Retails:$15.00
C&B Price:$11.00
ISBN-10: 0967878926
ISBN-13: 978-0967878928
Publisher: Gemini Press (June 15, 2006)
Paperback: 336 pgs



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Fall Back
FALL BACK

Author:Geoff Green

When Jamil price, an honor roll student on his way to the University of Florida on an Academic scholarship, is found shot dead a few blocks from his home the neighborhood is turned upside down. His older brother Dre and best friend Supreme take the clues involving his death and start their own investigation, taking no shorts as they run across several shady individuals that appear to possible be responsible for his brothers death. From the streets to the strip clubs, to the fake cops out there robbing drug dealers, to the gold diggers cheating on their men trying to hook up with the balers, the heat is on. As Dre and Supreme close in on Jamils killer and the truth, they are lead into a c collision course with these characters, culminating in a surprise ending.

Retails:$16.95
C&B Price:$16.00
ISBN-10: 0978611306
ISBN-13: 978-0978611309
Publisher: Capital Green Publishing(Oct 1, 2006)
Paperback: 208 pgs



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Obara the Gatekeeper
OBARA THE GATEKEEPER

Author:Michelle Bodden, Kwenci Jones(Illustrator)

Obara the Gatekeeper is a beautiful adaptation of a traditional story from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. It tells the tale of Obara, a hard working man whose job it is to open and close the town gate when visitors come. Though he is a good man, he is bored with his job and envies his neighbors, thinking their lives are better. Over time, Obara's fortunes finally turn, and his dreams come true! And that's when things get really interesting... This is a wonderfully illustrated story with many important lessons, told in a friendly and gentle style. Each reading encourages discussion, because there are messages here about hard work, reward, envy and second chances.

Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$14.00
ISBN-10: 0975308912
Publisher: Water Daughter Publishing LLC
Hardback: 32 pgs



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The Streets Love No One
THE STREETS LOVE NO ONE

Author:RI

A hard- hitting debut novel from RL with more twists and turns than a high speed roller-coaster ride.You cannot predict the mystery and suspense- from the bloody street to the top of the crime heap; meet a gang of ruthless females and their seductive and deadly lady boss. Filthy rich foreigners and a crime lord that even frightens the Feds.The Streets Love No One is non-stop action of the highest caliber, it will keep you at the edge of your seat, wondering what happens next, and how could the streets be so mean.

Retails:$15.00
C&B Price:$14.00
ISBN-10:0977457524
ISBN-13: 978-0977457526
Publisher: Tru Life Publishing Inc (May 1, 2007)
Paperback: 320 pgs



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Flexin & Sexin
FLEXIN & SEXIN

Author:K'Wan, Anna J, Erick S. Gray

Sexin & Flexin is an urban and erotic anthology penned by some of street lit's and erotica's hottest writers. Join best selling authors K'wan, Anna J and Erick S. Gray and they take readers on a wild ride from the sheets to the streets.

Retails:$15.00
C&B Price:$10.00
ISBN-10: 1934230960
ISBN-13: 978-1934230961
Publisher: Life Changing Books (July 19, 2007)
Paperback: 264 pgs



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The Northside Clit
THE NORTHSIDE CLIT

Author:Allysha Hamber

Meet Queen...the leader of one of the most feared female clique?s on the City?s North Side of St. Louis. Queen, commonly know as a ?hood rat? lives her life strictly by the code of the streets...get money, by any means necessary.

Together with her crew, Trey, Lilac, Butter and Pebbles, Queen plots to pull off the job of a lifetime. A robbery that is sure to bring the crew mad respect in the hood among their peers and fellow gang members.

But when the job goes wrong and the girls are faced with the possibility of doing hard time...the rules of the hood go out the window and the girls find themselves in situations they never imagined could occur.

Will the threat of life behind bars, force this crew, a crew bound by loyalty and street love...to turn their backs on each other?

Retails:$15.00
C&B Price:$10.00
Publisher: Street Knowledge Publishing
ISBN-10: 097461999X
ISBN-13: 978-1974619996
Paperback: 250 pgs



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Squeeze
SQUEEZE

Author:Joe Black

In the hood there is more than one hustle. Some flip packs while other tote gats. Welcome to the underground world of professional hit men.

Meet Tommy Gunz, a lover and a killer. Being the best assassin around isn't easy. The street are always in need of regulation and with constant contracts filling him plate, it becomes harder to juggle a double life. When Tommy's morality get the best of him, he decides to give it all up and stay away from the 'dark side' -but for how long?

With his innate ability to reflect a hood killer's mentality, Joe Black delivers his best book yet. Squeeze is the first of its kind, delivering darkness and humor while taking you on a erotic gangsta ride.

Retails:$15.00
C&B Price:$14.00
Publisher: Hampstead Publishing



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Obara and the Merchants
OBARA AND THE MERCHANTS

Author:Michelle Bodden

Obara and the Merchants is a beautiful adaptation of a traditional Yoruba story. Obara the hunter is finally able to eat after a long famine. But just as he is about to eat, a group of hungry merchants come up the path! Obara must decide what to do. And in the end, his decision is rewarded in a completely unexpected way.

Filled with extraordinary illustrations, this charming book offers an important lesson in good character. Obara and the Merchants shows the rewards of caring and sharing in a very special way. Young children and their parents will love the positive images of strong Black men, too often absent in children's books. This book is a must for every family

Retails:$14.99
C&B Price:$14.00
Publisher: Water Daughter Publishing LLC(Sept 1, 2004)
ISBN-10: 0975308904
ISBN-13: 978-0975308905
Hardback: 32 pgs



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