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Never Go Home Again
NEVER GO HOME AGAIN

Author:Shannon Holmes

"Shannon Holmes -- Essence best-selling author of B-More Careful and Bad Girlz, and one of the brightest stars in urban fiction -- returns with a dramatic must-read novel inspired by his own life. Never Go Home Again is the story of Corey Dixon, a young man whose father tries as best he can to steer him away from the lure of the streets. And yet, like so many others in Corey's neighborhood, he finds the temptations of the lucrative drug trade too great to resist. While he makes fast money for a while, it is inevitable that it is he who has to pay, with his time and maybe even his life: by the age of sixteen Corey is locked up. Incarcerated in Riker's Island and then in prisons upstate, Corey lives through experiences that threaten to destroy his body, his mind, and eventually his spirit. But in the midst of his horrific imprisonment he discovers new strength to keep himself together and survive. Corey meets a few kind souls who mean him well, including a teacher who encourages him to get out of prison and make something of himself. The teacher also advises Corey to ""never go home again."" Though the homesick Corey does not immediately understand, he ultimately realizes the wisdom of his mentor's words. Unflinching and riveting, this story is the firsthand account of the brutal, unforgiving inner-city streets and prison life, as well as a difficult lesson in accepting responsibility and moving on. "

Retails:$23.95
C&B Price:$20.00
Publisher: Atria; 1st Ed Atria Books Hardcover (Dec 28, 2004)
ISBN-10: 0743487834
ISBN-13: 978-0743487832



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Changin' Your Game Plan
CHANGIN' YOUR GAME PLAN

Author:Randy Kearse

With statistics saying that 1 in every 4 persons released from prison will return in 1-3 years, Randy Kearse is the face of the new ex-felons coming home to stay home. His new book proves that success is attainable after incarceration. Randy Kearse, a twice published author, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur has several stories to tell.

Description: Once deemed a menace to society by a judge who sentenced him to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute narcotics, he served his lengthy sentence and returned to society a changed man with a fresh perspective, and a strong determination to succeed. While in prison he poured his energy into writing books and re-writing his future. Merely two year out of prison, and Randy has been on a continual crusade to help young people avoid the same pitfalls that sent him away. Randy takes readers on the journey of change. A journey one should embark on while incarcerated in order to live a positive, productive and successful life after prison. His book isn't limited to physical incarceration, he speaks extensively about mental incarceration. He rips apart the so-called 'game' that has so many people stagnant and unable to reach their full potential in life. He exposes the twisted mentality and unprincipled principles that individuals live by, die by and are sent to prison because of, when they live the street lifestyle He has an important message for the youth of today. Changin' Your Game Plan! is also a WARNING SIGNAL on the road to self-destruction traveled by many of today's young people. Randy is also author of, STREET TALK: Da Official Guide to Hip-Hop & Urban Slanguage (a 700 page plus lexicon that interprets the hip-hop and urban slang vernacular). And soon to be released, The Writing Game: How to Print, Publish, Profit in the Book Industry, He has appeared on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, Tyeartv, and several radio programs throughout the country. Slate.com, The London Guadian, The Brooklyn Courier and numerous web sites have written articles on Mr. Kearse and done reviews on his books. As president of Positive Urban Literature Inc., Randy is dedicated to the promotion of positive images in the African American community. He is also founder of www.myprisonjournal.com where he provides a medium for those who have no voice a platform to speak about issues that concern them most. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. Randy grew up in Farragut housing projects. He provides people with a formula to turn a negative situation into a positive opportunity.

Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$13.00
ISBN 978-0980097405



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Hoodsweat
HOODSWEAT

Author:Isiki Cooks

e Author Isiko Cooks is a talented writer from the streets, his debue novel has been hailed as the best urban book of the year.

Retails:$15.00
C&B Price:$12.00
Publisher: Enaz Publications ( Dec 12, 2007)
ISBN-10: 159232021X
ISBN-13: 978-1592320219



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Wanting You
WANTING YOU

Author:A.C.Arthur

When Jason Carrington, the owner of the Carrington Resort saw the sultry Celise Markam checking into his hotel, he knew he would have her in his bed by the end of the night. Celise had no intentions of beginning a relationship with Jason or any other man. She was in Monterey to prove to her family that she could take care of herself without their interference. She went to Monterey with the goal of opening her own restaurant, much to the chagrin of her father, who had other plans for her. The magnetic sparks between Jason and Celise start at the check-in counter and continue throughout the entire book in A.C.Arthur's highly erotic novel, Wanting You.

Wanting You is not for the faint, timid or sexually repressed. The pages are filled with steamy sexual escapades of Jason and Celise. While the majority of the pages are devoted to the sexual escapades of Jason and Celise, there is a mystery component. Jason received several offers from potential buyers for the hotel, but he is not selling, even in the midst of destructive antics that compromises his integrity and business reputation. Wanting You is an enjoyable, albeit very explicit read. It is one I would recommend to those who like erotica and romance.

Retails:$10.95
C&B Price:$10.00
Paperback: 250 pgs
Publisher: Noire Passion (October 17, 2007)
ISBN-10: 1600430228
ISBN-13: 978-1600430220



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Them
THEM

Author:Nathan McCall

Forty-year-old Barlowe Reed is a hardworking printer, renting a house in the Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta. His nephew Tyrone is his only steady companion, now that his erstwhile girlfriend has dumped him. He feels adrift, chafing at the limited opportunities for a black man with less than a high-school education and aggravated by Them?bureaucrats, bosses, ex-girlfriends, but mostly white folks. Wondering about his next step in life?whether he should buy the house he lives in or switch to a higher-paying job?Barlowe discovers that his new next-door neighbors are white. The couple, Sean and Sandy, have joined the ranks of yuppies gentrifying the area. Sandy makes tentative approaches to Barlowe as her husband steams under every negative incident. The neighbors are a microcosm of what is happening throughout the community, as whites assert their desire to change the area and blacks assert their desire for things to remain unchanged. McCall, author of Makes Me Wanna Holler (1994), offers a sensitive look at the dynamics of gentrification. Bush, Vanessa

Retails:$25.00
C&B Price:$16.00
Hardcover: 352 pgs
Publisher: Atria (November 6, 2007)
ISBN-10: 1416549153
ISBN-13: 978-1416549154



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Dutch III
DUTCH III

Author:Dutch

It's Finally Here!!

Retails:$15.00
C&B Price:$15.00



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Hot Flashes
HOT FLASHES

Author:Nia Nandi "Niarotica"

I have created a collection of steamy erotic short stories that are mind blowing... Calling them "Hot Flashes," and they are nothing like you have read before. So allow your mind and body to travel exploring the wildest fantasies. You never know where the sexual liaisons will take place but believe there is always a climax. For instance "Mykas Mystical Adventures" the 30 yrs old virgin coming into her sexual awakening at a club going buck wild, exploring the pleasures of the flesh. With Keenan, who has been celibate for a few years, now turning her out with his sensual tongaligus skills. Nothing is left to the imagination, for my words are raw and sizzling for adults only."
- Nia Nandi aka NiaRotica

"A motorcycle has to be the largest vibrator a woman can stand."

As if by fate, she stopped at the traffic light. Located at the corner or 21st and Susquehanna Avenue, riding her sleek motorcycle. You know the popular ones now, straight out of Byker Times and Source magazines. We still are not sure, if the bike was riding the beautiful thickalicious Mami or were her thighs, riding the hell out of that bike. Screamin come and get it! Stace chimes in "Yeah she looked like she was mixed with something exotic looking, maybe Afro-Dominican."

It was truly a sight to behold; amazing the affect a woman can have on a man. Just her mere presence can send them beyond consciousness. The Vixen pulled what I call a "Hot Flash" (a moment of intense sexual perceptiveness. a Poof!). Men on pause, nothing else mattered at the time.

Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$9.95
Publisher: Enaz Publications (July 2006)
Paperback: 220 pgs
ISBN: 1592320961



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Things My Momma Taught Me That I Want My Daughter to Know
THINGS MY MOMMA NEVER TOLD ME THAT I WANT MY DAUGHTER TO KNOW

Author:Marcia Brevard Wynn

This book is entitled Things My Momma Never Told Me That I Want My Daughter to Know. It is the offspring of a conversation I had with my older sister several months ago. As I recall, we were talking about men, as we often do, and my sister made the comment ?Momma never told us about that?. Her statement struck a chord in me and as our conversation progressed, we both came to the realization that our mother never had conversations with us about much of anything pertaining to love, life choices, sex, men, money or religion. We never discussed matters of the heart. This book is different from other mother/daughter books on the market because this book relays real life experiences of the women that were interviewed.

I decided to poll one hundred women across the nation to see if our realization was isolated, or if many women had the same revelation about their mothers. I posed five questions to these women: (1) What is one thing that your mother never told you as you were growing up that you wish she had? (2) How did not knowing this particular thing affect your life? (3) When did you realize this particular thing for yourself? (4) Why is it important to pass this particular information on to your daughter? (5) Why do you think your mother never told you? I was bombarded with responses, and they were amazing. This prompted me to write this short book that is an eye-opener for both mothers and daughters. It is a quick read, and is an excellent, practical gift for every woman.

Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$12.95
ISBN: 1592321070



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The Book of Wisdom
THE BOOK OF WISDOM

Author:Jean-Marie De La Trinite

This is truly the best gift since my incarceration. The lord is working miracles in my life with this book. Please, please make it available to all my brothers... Kevon

Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$9.95
Paperback: 120 pgs
ISBN: 1592320791



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Black Wallstreet
BLACK WALLSTREET

Author:Jay Jay Wilson, Ron Wallace

Black Wallstreet was the most affluent African American community and business district in United States History. At the turn of the last century, Tulsa's black community was thriving with highly successful businesses. Approximately ten black millionaires lived there. Six had private airplanes in 1921. There were affluent black doctors, lawyers, educators, entrepreneurs and oilmen. Over 600 booming businesses literally flourished during this very troubling period in American history. Then "America's Most Affluent Black Community Was Bombed From The Air in 1921! Why?"

Retails:$14.95
C&B Price:$11.00
Publisher: Seaburn Publisher Group
ISBN: 1592327001
Paperback: 204 pgs



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