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LL Cool J's Platinum Workout

Author:LL Cool J, Dave Honig, Jeff O'Connell

LL didn't always have a diesel body--he chiseled it the old-fashioned way, with hard work and discipline. Here he shares the secrets of his transformation in a uniquely creative, yet no-nonsense regimen--enlivened with humor and sheer force of personality--that will inspire readers to enjoy working out as never before, while building a body they never thought possible. The book offers four levels of fitness, from Bronze to Platinum, including: - a 4-week beginner's program that takes inches off the waist and boosts energy - a 5-week program for intermediates that increases strength while maintaining muscular and cardiovascular endurance - an advanced 9-week program that turns the body into a muscle-building and fat-burning machine - complete with 6-pack ABS and as much energy as LL Cool J - the hard-core 3-week fat-torching program LL used for the "Control Myself" video - a new level in ripped-to-the-bone fitness and sex appeal - a special 4-week "Diamond" program for women seeking to shape up fast for the summer or upcoming event meal plans and recipes that fuel workouts while burning fat with food

C&B Price:$16.00
Publisher: Rodale Books
Hardcover: 256pgs
ISBN-10: 1594866082
ISBN-13: 978-1594866081

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Alex Haley

Author:Alex Haley

Alex Haley: The Man Who Traced America's Roots is a collection of articles the Pulitzer Prize-winning author wrote for Reader's Digest from 1954 to 1991. Haley's stories are timeless, as powerful and relevant today as when they were first written.

In 1966, Alex Haley, a contributing writer for Reader's Digest, wanted to tell his family's "story-history." For ten years, Reader's Digest financed Haley's research and travel. The result of this historic collaboration was Roots, the Pulitzer-winning book.

Alex Haley: The Man Who Traced America's Roots is a celebration of the 30th anniversary of that epic classic and a recognition of a lifetime of writings that changed the nation. In this 176-page paperback book, Haley shares stories of triumph and resilience, of race and inequality, and the search that led to the groundbreaking book and TV miniseries, Roots. The collection includes an excerpt from Roots and the candid article "Aboard the African Star," in which Haley reveals his struggles as a professional writer and as a man. This edition also features an introduction from Lawrence Otis Graham, one of the nation's leading experts on race, politics and class in America.

C&B Price:$12.00
Publisher: Reader's Digest Association (Aug 6, 2007)
Paperback: 176 pgs
ISBN-10: 0762109165
ISBN-13: 978-0762109166

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Believe to Acheive

Author:Howard White

Sometimes we need a hand to help us get to the gifts locked inside us. Believe to Achieve is that helping hand, daring readers of all ages to reach for their most cherished dream and giving them the tools to get there.

Author Howard "H" White tells us extraordinary people are simply ordinary people on fire with desire -- and he knows. As Nike, Incr.'s liaison for athletes such as Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley, "H" has had plenty of experience with superstars. But he did not start there. He has known extraordinary people his whole life, from his family and friends to his coaches and teachers. All along the way, Howard has met people who have opened his eyes to his own abilities, and he has spent his life doing the same for others.

Full of behind-the-scenes moments with favorite athletes as well as funny anecdotes, Believe to Achieve is an exuberant collection of wisdom that will help you recognize the potential in yourself and see the path to success. It is a handbook for all people who have a goal they do not know how to reach or who want to help others discover their gifts.

As Howard says, you can never tell what people are capable of just by looking at them -- even you.

C&B Price:$10.00
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words(Feb 6, 2007)
Paperback: 143 pgs
ISBN-10: 1582701725
ISBN-13: 978-1582701721

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The Vixen Diaries

Author:Karrine Steffans

This titillating expos?hronicles the personal and professional adventures of this tabloid-laden socialite, dispelling some rumors, while confirming others. Diaries unveils the heavily shrouded Hollywood backrooms and its coveted secrets. Offering her ardent fans answers to burning questions and presenting lessons learned, this book will surely not disappoint.

Karrine Steffans continues to dish out juicy gossip and the much sought after details of her star studded lifestyle and the celebrity men that helped her get where she needed to be.

Karrine draws you in to get an up-close and personal look at the Hollywood life of fast money and sex; all the things that make for a great movie. She discusses her interactions with people after the release of Confessions of a Video Vixen and how she copes with it all.

C&B Price:$16.50
Publisher:Grand Central Publishing (Sept 25, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0446582263
ISBN-13: 978-0446582261
Hardcover: 208 pgs

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Dear G-Spot


Dear G-Spot is New York Times bestselling author Zane's long-awaited guide to what she knows better than anyone else: love and sex.

Dear G-Spot includes real letters from real people, both women and men, who have sought Zane's advice over the years -- the preacher's wife worrying about being judged, the virgin, the guy next door, the gay man next door, the woman with low self-esteem, and the other woman with a sex drive over the moon.

In her own uniquely can-did and humorous way, Zane answers all your questions -- even questions you never thought to ask -- about making whoopee.

C&B Price:$16.00
Publisher: Atria; 1st Atria Books Hardcover Ed(July 10, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0743457056
ISBN-13: 978-0743457057
Hardcover: 256 pgs

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Author:Pimpin'Ken, Karen Hunter

The names change, but the game remains the same.
The pimp has reached nearly mythical status. We are fascinated by the question of how a guy from the ghetto with no startup capital and no credit -- nothing but the words out of his mouth -- comes not only to have a stable of sexy women who consider him "their man," but to drive a Rolls, sport diamonds, and wear custom suits and alligator shoes from Italy.
His secret is to follow the "unwritten rules of the game" -- a set of regulations handed down orally from older, wiser macks -- which give him superhuman powers of charm, psychological manipulation, and persuasion.
In Pimpology, star of the documentaries Pimps Up, Ho's Down and American Pimp and Annual Players Ball Mack of the Year winner Ken Ivy pulls a square's coat on the unwritten rules that took him from the ghetto streets to the executive suites. Ken's lessons will serve any person in any interaction: Whether at work, in relationships, or among friends, somebody's got to be on top. To be the one with the upper hand, you've got to have good game, and good game starts with knowing the rules.
If you want the money, power, and respect you dream of, you can't just "pimp your ride," you need to pimp your whole life. And unless you've seen Ray Charles leading Stevie Wonder somewhere, you need Ken's guidelines to do it. They'll reach out and touch you like AT&T and bring good things to life like GE. Then you can be the boss with the hot sauce who gets it all like Monty Hall.
Law 1: Purse First, Ass Last
If a pimp is going to take a chance, a bitch must give him money in advance.
-- Father Divine

The Life
A pimp associate of mine, Little Bear, came from a distinguished line of pimps. His daddy was one of the biggest pimps in Milwaukee when I was growing up. Pimpin' was in Little Bear, not on him. Years ago, Little Bear was running an after-hours joint. Many pimps had these little clubs back in the day as a way of catching hoes. A bunch of us were in his joint when one of the finest hoes I ever saw walked in. She had a body like an hourglass. She was so fine her mama should have had triplets. She was just a gorgeous ho. The scene was live, but when this ho walked in, the place stopped.
Sammy, a half-ass pimp who was sitting in the corner blurted out, "That bitch so fine, she don't need no choosing fee to fuck with my pimpin'!"
Out of nowhere Little Bear jumped up and said, "Bitch, break yourself!"
She walks up to Little Bear and asks, "Mr. Bear, what can you do with this money that I can't do with it myself? If you can answer that, I will break myself."
"Bitch, I'm the pimp and you're the ho," he said. "So act like the quarterback and pass the motherfucking bankroll."
She smiled and gave him the trap money. Little Bear then turned to me. "That's a fine-ass bitch," he said. "As soon as she makes me twenty Gs, I'm going to have some buck-naked fun with her." Then he posed the same question he'd been asked to me. "Pimpin', what could you do with that money?"
I stood up, because I was about to perform, and I wanted everyone to hear. "For the record," I started, "I mean to say, for the album -- because the record is too short -- if any of you suckers want to know what a pimp can do with that money that a bitch can't, go to the motherfucking hardware store, get you some duct tape, tape that money on the wall, and piss on it. That's what a pimp can do that a bitch can't!"

The Ism
"Purse first, ass last" is the motto of pimpin', the very foundation on which pimpin' is built. What separates a pimp from a trick is that a pimp completely flips the game. A trick pays a ho for the pussy, but a ho doesn't get to fuck a pimp until she pays him. A ho has got to put it in a pimp's pocket like a rocket before pimpin' can begin. It's not about a pimp breaking a ho, it's about a ho breaking herself. Violating this first law will guarantee a pimp a career of troubles and stress. If a woman can try you before she buy you, then, as B.B. King says, "The thrill is gone."
In life what is expensive seems valuable, and what's available for free seems worthless. You've heard that no one buys the cow when the milk is free, but what they didn't tell you is that after a while, no one even wants that free milk. To be valued, the key is not to give, but to receive -- the more, the better. You don't want to "earn" your price, you want to "cost" it. This is the psychology behind the whole game: anything worth having, you must pay for up front.

C&B Price:$13.50
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment (July 24, 2007)
ISBN-10: 1416938443
ISBN-13: 978-1416938446
Hardcover: 256 pgs

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Have You Met Miss Jones?

Author:Tarsha Jones

Even though I've tried to wear glass slippers, somebody has deliberately knocked them off my feet. Because of that, I have walked the earth emotionally barefoot, and expressed my lack of self-esteem and rage in ways that clouded my judgment. I was a participant in a lot of drama. Didn?t mean to be . . . it was never my intention.?
So confesses Tarsha Jones, host of New York's popular radio show Miss Jones in the Morning. Jonesy, as she's known to her fans, captivates millions of Hot 97 listeners with her daily dish on hip-hop and rap celebrity. But within these pages are the juicy scandals that even this no-holds-barred DJ has kept off the airwaves. For the first time, Jones reveals everything?from candid stories of her early singing career under Doug E. Fresh?s wing (and between his sheets) to a wild affair with Busta Rhymes; from bitter feuds with Wendy Williams and shock jocks Star and Buc Wild to friendships with Patti LaBelle and Isaac Hayes; from collaborations with Fat Joe and Big Pun all the way to catfights with Christina Milian and Beyonc? mother, Tina Knowles. Jones lets it all hang out and doesn?t tiptoe around anyone?s feelings?including her own.
Beginning with her volatile upbringing as the child of alcoholic parents and the target of bullying peers, Jones takes us on a journey of self-exploration, recounting how she survived abusive relationships, twisted coworkers, and backstabbing bosses to ultimately rise through the radio ranks and make it to the top of her game. But more than just a tell-all tale, this inspirational memoir is a testament to the struggles of a black woman trying to succeed in a white male-dominated industry, where the sharks never stop circling no matter how much you achieve. For those who love steamy entertainment gossip, admire coming-of-age chronicles of resilience, or just like to see emperors (and moguls) without clothes, so to speak, the pages will fly. Even devoted listeners who think they already know radio?s rowdiest diva will have to ask themselves . . . Have You Met Miss Jones?

C&B Price:$14.95
Publisher: One World/Ballantine(July 10, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0345497481
ISBN-13: 978-0345497482
Hardcover: 224 pgs

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Author:Cora Daniels

ghet-to n. (Merriam-Webster dictionary) Italian, from Venetian dialect gh? island where Jews were forced to live; literally, foundry (located on the island), from ghet? to cast; from Latin jactare to throw 1: a quarter of a city in which Jews were formerly required to live 2: a quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure 3a: an isolated group <a geriatric ghetto> b: a situation that resembles a ghetto especially in conferring inferior status or limiting opportunity <stuck in daytime TV?s ghetto>

ghet-to adj. (twenty-first-century everyday parlance) 1a: behavior that makes you want to say ?Huh?? b: actions that seem to go against basic home training and common sense 2: used to describe something with inferior status or limited opportunity. Usually used with ?so.? <That?s so ghetto> ; <He?s so ghetto> 3: a quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure. 4: common misusage: authentic, Black, keepin? it real

As current and all-consuming as ?ghetto? is in these days of gold teeth, weaves (blond and red), Pepsi-filled baby bottles, and babymamas, ghetto has a long history. The original ghetto was in the Jewish quarter of Venice, a Catholic city. Before it became the Jewish quarter, this area contained an iron foundry or gh?, hence the name. These days, ghetto no longer refers to where you live, but to how you live. It is a mindset, and not limited to a class or a race. Some things are worth repeating: ghetto is not limited to a class or a race. Ghetto is found in the heart of the nation?s inner cities as well as the heart of the nation?s most cherished suburbs; among those too young to understand (we hope) and those old enough to know better; in little white houses, and all the way to the White House; in corporate corridors, Ivy League havens, and, of course, Hollywood. More devastating, ghetto is also packaged in the form of music, TV, books, and movies, and then sold around the world. Bottom line: ghetto is contagious, and no one is immune, no matter how much we like to suck our teeth and shake our heads at what we think is only happening someplace else?

From an award-winning journalist and cultural commentator comes a provocative examination of the impact of ?ghetto? mores, attitudes, and lifestyles on urban communities and American culture in general.

Cora Daniels takes on one of the most explosive issues in our country today in this thoughtful critique of America?s embrace of a ghetto persona that demeans women, devalues education, celebrates the worst African American stereotypes, and contributes to the destruction of civil peace. Her investigation exposes the central role of corporate America in exploiting the idea of ghetto-ness as a hip cultural idiom, despite its disturbing ramifications, as a means of making money. She showcases Black rappers raised in privileged families who have taken on the ghetto persona and sold millions of albums, and non-Black celebrities, such as Paris Hilton, who have adopted ghetto attitudes and styles in pursuit of attention and notoriety. She explores, as well, her own relationship to the ghetto and the ways in which she is both part of and outside the Ghettonation.

Infused with humor and entertaining asides?including lists of events and people that the author nominates for the Ghetto Hall of Fame, and a short section written entirely in ghetto slang?Ghettonation is a timely and engrossing report on a controversial social phenomenon. Like Bill Cosby?s infamous, much-discussed comments about the problems within the Black community today, it is sure to trigger widespread interest and heated debate.

About the Author Cora Daniels is an award-winning journalist. Her work has been published in Fortune, the New York Times, Essence, O: The Oprah Magazine, USA Today, Heart & Soul, FSB: Fortune Small Business, and Savoy. She has also been a staff writer at Fortune and an editor at Working Mother, and she is currently a contributing writer for Essence. Daniels has served as a commentator on CNN, CNBC, BET, NPR, ABC News, and Charlie Rose. As an author Daniels has been called ?dynamic,? ?perceptive,? and ?a powerful voice from the younger generation.? Her first book, Black Power Inc., was dubbed ?thought provoking? by the Washington Post and ?a must read? by Black Issues Book Review. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.

C&B Price:$16.00
Publisher: Doubleday (March 20, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0385516436
ISBN-13: 978-0385516433
Hardcover: 224 pgs

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Author:Angela McGlowan

Hard-hitting and chock-full of original interviews with some of America's biggest political players and insiders, Angela McGlowan exposes liberals' 50 year

C&B Price:$17.00
ISBN-10: 1595550909
ISBN-13: 978-1595550903
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Hardcover: 288 pgs

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Mr Untouchable

Author:Leroy "Nicky" Barnes, Tom Folsom

From inside the Federal Witness Protection Program, the "Black Godfather" chronicles the 1970s New York City underworld and the most devastating urban crime wave in history.
1962 LEROY "NICKY" BARNES walks out of Green Haven State Prison. There are an estimated 153,000 heroin abusers in the United States.
1977 Two million junkies score $100 million worth of Barnes's smack a year. Sporting flashy suits, riding in a CitroŽn with a Maserati engine and satisfying a wife while pleasuring a harem of mistresses, Barnes presides over a staggering multinational dealership that pushes dope and launders money with the efficiency of a Fortune 500 company. Despite President Nixon's creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration and New York State's adoption of the no tolerance Rockefeller drug laws, Barnes's operation seems impregnable.
How does a small-time hustler and heroin addict end up on the cover of the New York Times Magazine as MR. UNTOUCHABLE, the one gangster the Feds can't touch? And how is the future Mayor of New York City Rudolf Giuliani involved? With Machiavellian pragmatism matched with biblical fury, Barnes lays bare his life's remarkable trajectory--a rise, fall and resurrection defined by brutality, brotherhood and betrayal.
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From inside the Federal Witness Protection Program, the "Black Godfather" chronicles the 1970s New York City underworld and the most devastating urban crime wave in history.
1962 LEROY "NICKY" BARNES walks out of Green Haven State Prison. There are an estimated 153,000 heroin abusers in the United States.
1977 Two million junkies score $100 million worth of Barnes's smack a year. Sporting flashy suits, riding in a CitroŽn with a Maserati engine and satisfying a wife while pleasuring a harem of mistresses, Barnes presides over a staggering multinational dealership that pushes dope and launders money with the efficiency of a Fortune 500 company. Despite President Nixon's creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration and New York State's adoption of the no tolerance Rockefeller drug laws, Barnes's operation seems impregnable.
How does a small-time hustler and heroin addict end up on the cover of the New York Times Magazine as MR. UNTOUCHABLE, the one gangster the Feds can't touch? And how is the future Mayor of New York City Rudolf Giuliani involved? With Machiavellian pragmatism matched with biblical fury, Barnes lays bare his life's remarkable trajectory--a rise, fall and resurrection defined by brutality, brotherhood and betrayal.

C&B Price:$16.50
Publisher: Rugged Land
Hardcover: 352 pgs
ISBN-10: 159071041X
ISBN-13: 978-1590710418

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The Covenant In Action

Author:Tavis Smiley

The Covenant in Action was developed to continue the inspirational spirit of the Covenant With Black America and to empower people to take effective action to achieve THE Covenant goals. The information, tools, and ideas presented in The Covenant in Action will enable and inspire people to become agents of change in their respective communities and to become partners in a larger Covenant movement.

The Covenant in Action is organized into three parts: (1) stories about the projects and actions that everyday people have undertaken over the past year that were inspired by the Covenant With Black America; (2) motivational essays from young Black activists who are on the ground impacting their environments; and (3) a toolkit outlining steps you can take to organize, connect, and act. The toolkit contains not only traditional action strategies, but includes innovative approaches to organizing and community building that will result in stronger, more bonded communities that are reflective of their history and past experiences. The Covenant With Black America was only the first step. The Covenant in Action toolkit will prime and prepare individuals and communities to actually move the Covenant book into action.

C&B Price:$8.00
ISBN-10: 1401918522
ISBN-13: 978-1401918521
Publisher: Smiley Books (Jan 18, 2007)
Paperback: 216 pgs

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Become a Better You

Author:Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen reaches one of the largest audiences in the U.S. and across the globe--more than 42,000 people attend his church every week, and millions more tune in by television to hear his words of inspiration and wisdom. His first book, Your Best Life Now, has sold over 4 million copies and is available worldwide in 17 languages. His message of hope is helping people find a closer connection with God by learning to apply the principles of Scripture to their everyday lives.

In this new book, Become a Better You, Joel Osteen offers seven simple yet profound action steps that will help readers discover the better things they were born for... their individual purpose and destiny. As charming and passionate on the page as he is in person, Osteen incorporates key biblical principles, devotions, and personal testimonies that will uplift and enlighten readers. He speaks directly to the hearts and concerns of people from every walk of life. People love Joel Osteen--they love to be in his presence, to hear him speak, and to read what he's written--they just can't get enough of him.

C&B Price:$16.00
ISBN-10: 0743296885
ISBN-13: 978-0743296885
Publisher: Free Press (Oct 15, 2007)
Hardcover: 320 pgs

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Your Best Life Now

Author:Joel Osteen

Houston megachurch pastor and inspirational TV host Osteen offers an overblown and redundant self-help debut. Many Christian readers will undoubtedly be put off by the books shallow name-it-and-claim-it theology; although the first chapter claims that "we serve the God that created the universe," the book as a rule suggests the reverse: it?s a treatise on how to get God to serve the demands of self-centered individuals. Osteen tells readers that God wants them to prosper, offering examples of obtaining an elegant mansion or a larger salary ("don?t ever get satisfied with where you are," he cautions). In seven parts, he details how readers should enlarge their vision, develop self-esteem, discover the power of thought, let go of the past, find strength through adversity, give back to others and choose to be happy. The section on giving comes as too little, too late?Osteen?s message to remember others and "get your mind off yourself" flies in the face of the previous 200 pages. There are some good pockets of advice, such as letting go of past hurts and avoiding bitterness. Editorially, the book would have packed more of a punch if a third of its repetitive slogans and stories had been pruned. Theologically, its materialism and superficial portrayal of God as the granter of earthly wishes will alienate many Christian readers who can imagine a much bigger God.

C&B Price:$11.00
ISBN-10: 0446696153
ISBN-13: 978-0446696159
Publisher: FaithWords; Reprint edition (August 20, 2007)
Paperback: 320 pgs

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Once Upon a Time in Harlem

Author:Moses Miller

Once upon a time in Harlem there was a man named, John Williams that single-handedly conspired and plotted to eliminate all of his competition on the uptown streets. Through the use of brute force and calculated moves, he was able to control all illegal activity from numbers to the drug trade. John was an intelligent thinker, manipulative and cunning. And as those that crossed him would find out, he was a cold-blooded killer as well. But, John wasn't always that man. When he moved from South Carolina with his younger brother Sam, he had dreams of escaping the racism that was a prevalent in the South, in order to provide a better life for his family. But, what he quickly found out was that racism still existed in the North, and the opportunity well had also dried up. With his back against the wall and no money in his pockets, John concocted a scheme to rob a local hustler that went horribly wrong. Blood was now on his hands...and a price was on his head. The events that transpire from that moment on will have John and Sam pitted against some of Harlem s most notorious gangsters. With their lives on the line, sacrifices will have to be made. John has dreams of providing a better life for his family, but at what cost? Will he and Sam be lured in by the sex, drugs, money and other dangers of the uptown streets? Only time will tell. Once upon a time in Harlem

C&B Price:$10.00
ISBN-10: 0979703107
ISBN-13: 978-0979703102
Publisher: F.E.D.S. Magazine (Aug 1, 2007)
Paperback: 241 pgs

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Talk of the Town

Author:Tonya Ridley

Diamond and Mya are best friends, who grew up in the one of the worst hoods in ATL. Both are determined to have it all, and soon become two of the dirty south s most notorious women. Getting money is their top priority, by robbing every hustler that crosses their path; but both women have different goals. Mya wants to be the next ghetto superstar. She results to sex and violence to reach her goal as she stalks every man with swollen pockets. Nothing will stand in her way of becoming the girl who runs ATL. Diamond has dreams of owning her own hair salon, so she becomes Mya s partner in crime, and makes the transition from stylist to thief; but their friendship will be put to the test when Diamond meets Scottie, a wealthy white boy, who becomes her next score. Diamond soon finds herself in a life of fast money and a world that takes no prisoners.

C&B Price:$12.00
ISBN-10: 1934230928
ISBN-13: 978-1934230923
Publisher: Life Changing Books (July 23, 2007)
Paperback: 264 pgs

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All That Glitters

Author:Ericka Williams

In a place where females are driven by lust and greed, twenty-four year old Mika has deliberately turned away from the structured upbringing her mother worked so hard to give her. She would rather take risks in the streets of New York City with bad boys who could potentially destroy her life, rather than continue her college education and be a responsible mother to her four-year old son. Her mother and sister are trying to "straighten" her out, but Mika wants to be a bad girl and run with her best friend, Asia, who is ironically on the same path of destruction. Together, Mika and Asia leap head first into a life of money, sex, and drugs. They both learn the hard way that "All That Glitters Ain't Gold" and that money doesn't buy you love; but in the meantime, Mika sets out to use men for every dime they re willing to give up.

C&B Price:$11.00
ISBN-10: 1934230944
ISBN-13: 978-1934230947
Publisher: Life Changing Books (July 21, 2007)
Paperback: 280 pgs

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A Dollar Outta Fifteen Cent 2

Author:Caroline McGill

Five star novelist Caroline McGill presents the highly anticipated sequel to certified bestseller ?A Dollar Outta Fifteen Cent?. The characters you?ve fallen in love with return five years later?
Portia Lane-Mitchell, former stripper and lap-dancer from the XXX nightlife, is now a respected author and wife of thorough street businessman turned legit self-made millionaire, Co-owner of Street Life Entertainment, Jay. Life in paradise couldn?t be greater for this perfect power couple, until an unexpected and painful blow causes Jay to pick up his guns again and resort to his old Brooklyn ways. But in Jay?s efforts to even the score, will he succeed, or get caught up in a detrimental web of destruction causing him to involuntarily abandon Portia and his kids?
Laila Atkins is like a sister to Portia. She once cheated, but Laila stood by her man. For her husband and children, she broke off her steamy affair with Jay?s partner and reputable right-hand man, Casino. But now with Laila?s marriage literally falling apart due to her husband?s expensive new habit, will this wife, and former adulteress try to make it work again, or run back to the open arms of her wealthy, now married ex-lover, Casino?
Fatima Sinclair-Page, also like a sister to Portia, gave up extravagant spending on men when she found love with Jay?s left-hand man and fellow self-made millionaire, Wise. They?re married now, but it ain?t all good. Wise loves Fatima and their daughter dearly, but can?t seem to curb his insatiable appetite for ?you know what?. And don?t sleep on Fatima because she has a few dirty little secrets of her own. Will she and Wise work out their marital problems, or will their infidelity destroy their union, in more ways than one?
Caroline McGill has done it again. Readers will be intrigued by this phenomenal story. Prepare to laugh, cry, and shout out loud. Journey inside the pages of this fast paced five star novel to see if money can really buy happiness. Find out exactly ?what it do? in part two.

C&B Price:$11.00
ISBN-10: 097529802X
ISBN-13: 978-0975298022
Publisher: Synergy Publications (July 6,2007)

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Mind Games

Author:KaShamba Williams

C&B Price:$10.00
ISBN-10: 0977650723
ISBN-13: 978-0977650729
Publisher: Precioustymes Entertainment (July 6, 2007)
Paperback: 265 pgs

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The Ex Files

Author:Victoria Christopher Murray

In Murray's powerful testament to Christian fellowship and friendship (after 2006's A Sin and a Shame), four members of an L.A. prayer group find spiritual growth and heartache as they struggle with broken dreams. Drawn together by Hope Chapel's Pastor Beverly Ford, these African-American women stand at crossroads in their lives. For Sheridan Hart it's trying to choose between marrying her lover or going back to the bisexual Ex who left her for a man. Kendall Stewart deals with her rage over her younger sister and Ex falling in love, but must make a life or death choice when her sister becomes seriously ill. Asia Ingram wants revenge on the father of her six-year-old daughter, a retiring, married LA Laker who's decided to end their decade-long affair. Vanessa Martin copes badly in the aftermath of her husband Reed's shocking suicide, grappling with a growing depression that threatens her ability to go on. The engrossing transitions the women go through make compelling reading, but some readers might find some of Pastor Ford's wisdom a little off as she assures Sheridan that Quentin, her bi-sexual Ex, "wasn't born that way." Still, Murray's vivid portrait of how faith can move mountains and heal relationships should inspire her growing conservative fan base.

C&B Price:$10.00
Publisher: Touchstone (July 19, 2007)
ISBN-10: 1416535519
ISBN-13: 978-1416535515
Paperback: 416 pgs

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A Taste of Honey

Author:Darren Coleman

Honey Height learned early in life that her beauty and bedroom prowess are powerful, almost beyond her control. Forced by events that leave her to fend for herself as a teenager, she evolves into a money-hungry vixen as an adult. Using her physical attributes to lead a suspect lifestyle, Honey treats men like toys?good for a while, but always disposable.
That is until she meets handsome and charismatic Khalil Graves, an up-and-coming filmmaker who's desperately trying to escape the demons of his painful childhood. Already engaged, Khalil can't seem to shake his attraction to Honey. What he doesn't realize is that he's a pawn in Honey's plan for revenge.
Honey's attempt at vengeance quickly unravels, complicated by her possible involvement in a murder and a devious plot to score a payday lucrative enough to free her from her unsavory lifestyle.
In A Taste of Honey, Essence bestselling author Darren Coleman delivers another sizzling, drama-filled tale that is sure to take his reputation for delivering page-turners to another level.

C&B Price:$10.00
Publisher: Amistad (Aug 14,2007)
Paperback: 288 pgs
ISBN-10: 0060851937
ISBN-13: 978-0060851934

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