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Willie Lynch Letter
Destruction of Black Unity
Slave Chronicles

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Killing Willis
KILLING WILLIS

Author:Todd Bridges

The former child star—best known as Willis Jackson on Diff’rent Strokes—shares the shocking but inspirational details of his struggles with addiction, brushes with the law, and fierce fight to carve a path through the darkness and find his true identity.
For Todd Bridges early stardom was no protection from painful childhood events that paved the road to his own personal hell. One of the first African-American child actors on shows like Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, and Roots, Bridges burst to the national forefront on the hit sitcom Diff’rent Strokes as the subject of the popular catchphrase, "What’chu Talkin About Willis?" When the show ended, Bridges was overwhelmed by the off-camera traumas he had faced. Turning to drugs as an escape, he soon lost control.
Now, for the first time, Bridges opens up about his life before and after Diff’rent Strokes: the incredible reversals of fortune brought on by fame and the precipitous—and very public—descent that followed; the persecution from police; the drug addiction that nearly consumed him; the criminal charges that almost earned him a life sentence; and his successful legal defense led by Johnnie Cochran. Through it all, Bridges never relented in his quest to fight his way back from the abyss, establish his own identity—separate from Willis Jackson—and offer his ordeal as a positive example for those struggling to overcome similar challenges. His triumphant story of recovery and redemption is recounted here as well.
Todd Bridges has lived a life of remarkable twists and turns—from the greatest heights to the lowest lows imaginable. In this shocking but ultimately hopeful memoir, he proves that what he was really talking about was survival.

About the Author
Todd Bridges was born in San Francisco, California in 1965. He became the first African-American child actor to have a recurring role on a successful TV series, The Waltons. He also appeared on Little House on the Prairie, and in the landmark miniseries Roots. He was a regular on the Barney Miller spinoff Fish, before landing his best-known role as Willis on Diff'rent Strokes.
Bridges has a brother and sister who are both actors, Jimmy Bridges and Verda Bridges. His father, James Bridges, Sr., became one of the first prominent black Hollywood agents, while his mother, Betty A. Bridges, was also an actress and later became one of Hollywood's greatest managers and acting coaches.
Today, Todd is a working actor, director, and producer and he and his brother James Jr., have partnered to establish their own production company, Little Bridge Productions. Todd is married and has a son, Spencir, and a daughter, Bo.
Sarah Tomlinson is a Los Angeles-based journalist and writer. Her articles and music reviews have appeared in publications including The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Salon.com, Spin.com and The Huffington Post. She is the co-author, with Tila Tequila, of “Hooking Up with Tila Tequila,” and the co-author, with actor Todd Bridges, of “Killing Willis.” She has also written two as-yet-unpublished novels, “Because the Night,” and “Sizzle.” Visit her online at www.sarahtomlinson.com and follow her alter ego, Duchess of Rock, on Twitter, http://twitter.com/duchessofrock.
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Apple Turnover Murder
APPLE TURNOVER MURDER

Author:Joanne Fluke


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Publisher:Kensington (Hardcover)



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Less than a Minute to Air
LESS THAN A MINUTE TO AIR

Author:FM Knight

SOME OF THE JUICIEST STORIES DON’T MAKE THE EVENING NEWS
Tina Karen, Ellis Emerson and Andrea Lindsey spend a lot of time together at WDMA-TV -- the #1 station in Washington, DC.
Tina is a reporter; a devil-may-care kind of woman who has a secret few people know. Will it all unravel when she meets Darius, a sexy southerner from Atlanta?
Ellis is a photographer. He makes Tina look good in spite of his personal feelings about her. The truth is, he has other things on his mind, like getting rich quick. His witty comebacks are amusing, but the sticky situation he finds himself is no laughing matter.
Andrea is the flashy-dressing 5 o’clock anchor. She’s too busy for Tina even though they’re supposed to be best friends. She spends most of her time either in front of the camera or trying to convince her ex to come back to her. Trouble is, she can choose only one.
In Less Than a Minute to Air, author FM Knight weaves a tale of lust and lies around the most sensationalized profession in the world --in the most important city on Earth.

Praise for FM Knight
"Knight is one of the exciting new writers of this decade; I'm looking forward to great things from her." -- RM Johnson, author of The Million Dollar Demise and The Harris Men
FM Knight is a former TV reporter, web producer and writer. She is the cousin of legendary children’s book author Virginia Hamilton.
Faith has also written non-fiction and is the author of “Desperate Dating – 10 mistakes that will keep you single” which was nominated for a 2009 African American Literary Award. “Less Than a Minute to Air” is her first novel.
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Two Different Worlds
TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS

Author:O. Joseph

Whenever we study History, the old cliché "destined to repeat" comes to mind. These two stories are an attempt to portray how actions or lack of actions can have an agonizing influence on future generations. "Omansfreeland," (The Possibilities) and "The Paper Bag Test," (The Realities) are presented in one volume, Two Different Worlds: The Possibilities And The Realities.
Omansfreeland and The Paper Bag Test convey two mesmerizing tales with poignant insight into American History. Omansfreeland takes you to a time during the development of this country and makes wonder - what if? The Paper Bag Test takes you to the early 1950’s and makes you wonder - have we as a society made it beyond the time of applying light or dark skin color standards to African Americans? The two contrasting stories transcend the moment and demonstrate how history is the answer to why certain conditions exit today. Purchase the book and enjoy these writings in the spirit of entertainment, provoking thought beyond the possibilities and into the realities.
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Yesterday's Promise
YESTERDAY'S PROMISE

Author:Vanessa Miller

Melinda Johnson has always felt called to ministry. So, when her father, Bishop Langston Johnson, decides to step down after thirty years of leadership at Omega Christian Center, it seems only natural for her to take his place. But Bishop Johnson feels led by a God who has other things in mind, and to succeed him, he appoints Steven Marks-a man who is opposed to female pastors, not to mention the fact that he is Melinda's ex-fiancé.
Feeling defeated, Melinda nevertheless maintains her position as the church's Missions and Community Outreach Director. Frequent interaction with the new bishop incites bitter sparring-and rekindles long-suppressed attraction, which grows only stronger when Melinda develops a relationship with Steven's precious daughter, Brianna, who's still struggling with the death of her mother.
Can Steven and Melinda set aside past pains, forgive each other, and learn to love again? Or will their opposing positions regarding women preachers keep them forever at odds?
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Publisher: Whitaker House



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Two of a Kind
TWO OF A KIND

Author:Mizani Anderson

Marnell Miller, successful entrepreneur and owner of G Spot Escort service is forced to regroup after her daughter is accused of being a serial killer.
Devin, Marnell's personal assistant and protégé uncovers the truth about Marnell's daughter while he commits crimes of passion on unsuspecting victims in an attempt to satisfy the lust that engulfs him.
Markeith, a top hairstylist by day enlist the help of Marnell as he try's to balance his secret relationship with one of his ex-male clients by concealing his male qualities and transforming himself into the woman he thinks his boyfriend wants him to be.
Verna Miller, Marnell's troubled child proclaims her innocence as she discovers a way to keep her enemies at bay. Pay back becomes a bitch to anyone who crosses her path because Verna is Two of a Kind.
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All About Eva
ALL ABOUT EVA

Author:Deidre Berry

Part Terry McMillan, part Candice Dow, Deidre Berry dazzles with this witty and down-to-earth novel brimming with eccentric characters and the hijinks that ensue when a pampered woman’s lifestyle is dramatically changed.
For the past two years, Eva Cantrell has been living the high life. The pampered girlfriend of a wealthy businessman, Eva has become so accustomed to exotic vacations and shopping sprees that she can scarcely remember what it’s like to struggle or want for anything. However, her world comes crashing down around her when her sugar daddy is busted for shady business practices, and faces a long stint in prison.
With the gravy train permanently derailed, Eva is forced to reinvent herself. In the process, she goes on a soul-searching journey where she crosses paths with an array of eccentric characters, and ultimately finds love where she least expects it.

PRAISE FOR THE NEXT BEST THING
“Berry’s debut chronicles the life of sassy Tori Carter, a jilted bride who is somewhat bitter and hard on men. Sure, she has issues, but readers will be able to relate to them—and they'll look forward to her next novel.” —RT Book Reviews
“Delightful; a clever mix of zany characters, humor, and heart.” —Lutishia Lovely, author of A Preacher’s Passion
Deidre Berry grew up in a picture-book town in Kansas where she began writing stories of her own. With a lifelong dream to share the power of words, she also writes short stories, screenplays, and poetry. Away from the computer, Deidre zealously pursues her passions for fine dining, reading, cooking, and shopping, and is also a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fan who enjoys hosting game day parties for her family and friends. She lives in Kansas City with her husband, Richard.
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The Cheating Curve
THE CHEATING CURVE

Author:Paula T. Rinfroe

In this dazzling and bold debut that cuts to the heart of modern relationships, Paula T. Renfroe introduces two thirty-something best friends, each dealing with a different side of infidelity.
Aminah and Langston are best friends who have found themselves in a dilemma. When Aminah learns that Langston is having a sexless but very emotional affair, she’s forced to look at her own relationship and examine whether she’s confused loyalty and forgiveness with simply tolerating unfaithfulness.
Convinced it’s only cheating if she gets caught, Langston is sure she can balance her good marriage with an emotional tryst. When the affair becomes dangerously physical, Langston must weigh stability against the thrills and risks of passion. And Aminah must finally choose between keeping her family and friendship intact, and maintaining her self-respect.
Thought provoking, steamy, and insightful, The Cheating Curve explores issues of sex, family, parenting, and infidelity in a story that is at once vividly realistic and thoroughly entertaining.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR PAULA T. RENFROE
"A fearless depiction of female sexuality, The Cheating Curve, careens at break-neck speeds while maintaining deft insight into its characters. Paula T. Renfroe cannily layers her heroines with fierce loyalty, unbridled consumerism, occasional hubris and a great deal of heart. This is a thoroughly addictive read." —Mary H.K. Choi, features editor of Giant magazine
"Hot and steamy but stirred with subtle nuance, Paula T. Renfroe's novel debut explores the dangers of desire and the complexity of infidelity with care, candor and captivating prose." —Elliott Wilson co-author of Ego Trip's Rap List and Ego Trip's Big Book Of Racism
Paula Renfroe has been a lifestyle editor for XXL magazine, the managing editor for The Source magazine and a journalist who has written for Vibe, Vixen, King, Rides, Hip Hop Soul, and TimeOut New York. She is also the co-author of Textured Tresses: The Ultimate Guide to Maintaining and Styling Natural Hair (Touchstone/ Fireside 2004). She is currently the project manager at BET News.
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Publisher: Dafina Books



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God Don't Play
GOD DON'T PLAY

Author:Mary Monroe

From the tremendously talented New York Times and Essence bestselling author Mary Monroe comes the powerful story of two lifelong friends, their secrets and lies, and the new challenge that may divide them once and for all!
With a lovely home and family, Annette Goode finally has it all. Heaven knows she paid her dues—from an abusive childhood to a rocky start as an adult. Annette’s friend Rhoda knows too, for Rhoda has been both her savior and her greatest fear. Their relationship has survived some serious shake-ups. But now that things are good, someone apparently thinks they’re a little too good.
When Annette receives an anonymous—and menacing—birthday gift, it’s just the beginning of a slew of hostile letters, vicious phone calls, and vile packages from a female who is obviously disguising her voice. Comforted by Rhoda and Rhoda’s teenage daughter, Jade, Annette hopes the problem will somehow disappear. But when the threats extend to her child, Annette realizes the situation is dire. For soon her tormentor reveals exactly what she wants—and how it could destroy everything Annette has built.
PRAISE FOR MARY MONROE
“Monroe is a masterful storyteller.” —Philadelphia Inquirer
“Reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston.” —Publishers Weekly
“Watch out Toni Morrison, there is a new sister in town.” —Rapport
Mary Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of God Ain’t Blind, The Company We Keep, 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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