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A Christmas Story for Our Times
MEMORY QUILT:A CHRISTMAS STORY FOR OUR TIMES

Author:T.D. Jakes

A perfect Christmas for Lela Edwards this year would include the presence of her husband, her three daughters, and her favorite granddaughter, Darcie. They would each be happy, healthy, and properly married. But life doesn't always unfold in a perfect way, even for God-loving, churchgoing people like these. Lela's husband of fifty years, Walter, has recently passed, and the daughters now live in towns and states far from the Chicago neighborhood where they were raised.

Darcie is traveling to Missouri City, Texas, to be with her mother, not to Chicago to be with her grandmother, whom she expects to come down hard on her for deciding to divorce her husband and the father of her unborn child. Lela is upset and annoyed with Darcie and herself for breaking her own time-honored tradition of making a quilt to celebrate each family wedding. The quilt is still in separate pieces, and apparently so is the marriage of Doug and Darcie.

The Christmas season is about celebrating the birth and meaning of Christ; about the hope and inspiration that the story we revisit each year offers. So, as the days of the season progress, Lela participates in a Bible study group that focuses on the Virgin Mary. This is the cold season in Chicago and rough weather, literally and figuratively, is ahead for Lela, her family, neighbors, and fellow church members, but in the Scriptures are messages and guidance. If they heed the lessons of the Virgin Mary, they will learn from their mistakes and misjudgments of each other and find favor with God.

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Publisher: Atria Books (Simon & Schuster)November 2009
ISBN: 9781439170458



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Push
PUSH

Author:Sapphire

Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed. So what better way to learn about her than through her own, halting dialect. That is the device deployed in the first novel by poet and singer Sapphire. "Sometimes I wish I was not alive," Precious says. "But I don't know how to die. Ain' no plug to pull out. 'N no matter how bad I feel my heart don't stop beating and my eyes open in the morning." An intense story of adversity and the mechanisms to cope with it.

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50th Law
50th LAW

Author:50 Cent

In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a "bible" for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin', as well as examples of others who have overcome adversity through understanding and practicing the 50th Law, this deeply inspirational book is perfect for entrepreneurs as well as anyone interested in the extraordinary life of Curtis Jackson.

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Published: September 1,2009 By Harperstudio
ISBN: 006177460X



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Millionaire's Mistress
MILLIONAIRE MISTRESS

Author:Tiphani

Meet Tiphani, author of the Mistress Series
A bad chick never dies! Not before her time. Chloe is back and in full force! Ride with author, Tiphani as she tells a riveting tale about money, lust, and revenge.

Between sexin' any man who can help her achieve her over-the-top goals, and on a crazed path of revenge, Chloe shocks us all with her newfound tricks of the trade. She's come full circle since Millionaire Mistress Part 1 and 2, with new ammo, a new mission, and her old mischievous ways.

You won't believe what she's got up her sleeve. Stay tuned...the third installment to this drama filled series is in stores November 09.

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ISBN-10: 1934230723
ISBN-13: 978-1934230725



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Somebody's Sinning In My Bed
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 s ister 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. . .

PRAISE FOR PAT G'ORGE-WALKER
"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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Notorious
NOTORIOUS

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 figu res 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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God Ain't Blind
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=2 0get. . .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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Uncondionally Single
UNCONDITIONALLY SINGLE

Author: Mary Morrison

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=2 0get. . .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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Heaven Right Here
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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She Had It Coming
SHE HAD IT COMING

Author: Mary Monroe

The choices we make in one rash moment can change everything…

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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Who's Loving You
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.

PRAISE FOR MARY B. MORRISON:
“…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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Something She Can Feel
SOMETHING SHE CAN FEEL

Author: Grace Octavia

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=2 0be 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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What Lies Between Lovers
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…

PRAISE FOR SOPHIA SHAW
“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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Practicing What You Preach
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=2 0the 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.

PRAISE FOR VANESSA DAVIS GRIGGS
“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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A Price to Pay
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.
PRAISE FOR NEVER ENOUGH
“In Winters’s entertaining latest View Park novel, the Chase family plunges to ne w 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.” —Booklist
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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Maneater
MANEATER

Author: Mary Morrison

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. Because20vicious 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 t hat 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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Obessed
OBESSED

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 stalke d—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...

PRAISE FOR UNFAITHFUL:
“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
A NEW KIND OF BLISS

Author: Bettye Griffin

From the author of The People Ne xt 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
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.

PRAISE FOR NIOBIA BRYANT
“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 current ly 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
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 lat e 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…

PRAISE FOR KIKI SWINSON
“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=2 0After Wifey, as well as The Candy Shop and A Sticky Situation.

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The Next Best Thing
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
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=2 0her 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.

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF 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 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
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.

PRAISE FOR LISA LESLIE
“There are a lot of young girl s 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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Up To No Good
UP TO NO GOOD

Author: Carl Weber

Carl Weber, the New York Times bestselling author of Something on the Side and The First Lady, introduces a deliciously dysfunctional family in this brand-new page-turning novel filled with intrigue, sex, and surprises…
There is always a man around the corner. And church trustee James Black should know—he’s usually that very man, carrying on affairs with married women and sleeping with one conquest after another. But when he suddenly finds himself in love, his marriage proposal generates a ripple effect of shocking proportions.
The other women in James’s neighborhood have a thing or two to say about his new love. His daughter intends to dismantle his relationship.20And James’s son decides to follow in his father’s womanizing footsteps after catching his fiancée cheating. James may have been the one to unleash this maelstrom of events, but he has no idea how to stop, especially when another shocking revelation surfaces…

PRAISE FOR CARL WEBER
“Weber keeps things tight and funny; readers with a bent for the bootylicious will certainly want to pick this one up.” —Publishers Weekly on Something on the Side
“Major revelations and an eye-raising twist will make even seen-it-all fans gasp.” —Publishers Weekly on So You Call Yourself a Man
“A delightful and entertaining book.” —Black Issues Book Review on So You Call Yourself a Man
“A fast-paced mix of scandal, jealousy and wickedness.” —Publishers Weekly on Player Haters
“Married Men is full of flavor, wit, drama and everyday situations…Carl Weber shows staying power and will leave you wanting more.” —QBR The Black Book Review
Carl Weber is the New York Times bestselling author of Something on the Side, The First Lady, So You Call Yourself a Man, The Preacher’s Son, Player Haters, Lookin’ for Luv, Married Men, and Baby Momma Drama. He is also the Publisher and Editorial Director of Urban Books. He graduated from Virginia State University with a B.S. in accounting and has an MBA in marketing from the University of Virginia.

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A Preacher's Passion
A PREACHER'S PASSION

Author: Lutishia Lovely

In the tradition of Kimberla Lawson Roby’s Curtis Black novels, Lutishia Lovely delves into the scandalous exploits of church folk in her newest novel featuring the Kingdom Citizens’ congregation.
After being celibate for five years, Passion Perkins is ready to end her drought. She’s also determined to hold out for Mr. Right, and in Lavon Chapman, she thinks she’s found him. He’s come to the community to oversee the filming of a series of DVDs, inspirational messages from her pastor, Rev. Stanley Lee and his fiery wife, Carla.
Passion goes on an all-out campaign to win Lavon. But she isn’t the only one feeling a strong attraction to Lavon—Carla is feeling it too. Soon, other members of the church community are entangled in scandals, and while some are getting busy in service to the Lord, others are just getting busy…

PRAISE FOR SEX IN THE SANCTUARY
“Lutishia Lovely has provided a spell-binding tale with some hilarious and righteous characters. While this story is heartfelt and at times dire, nothing compares to its laugh-out-loud moments.” —The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
“A fantastic read that deals with celibacy, obsession, sisterhood and forgiveness.” —Books 2 Read Magazine
“Provides an honest look at love and romance in the lives of20four saved women and will provide laughter and inspiration for all, whether married or single and searching. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. You won’t either.” —Shades of Romance Magazine
Lutishia Lovely is an actress, poet, spoken word artist, and former radio and television talk show host. A Preacher’s Passion is her third novel.

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Something on the Side
SOMETHING ON THE SIDE

Author: Carl Weber

Carl Weber—the New York Times bestselling author of The First Lady and So You Call Yourself a Man­—delivers a straight-up novel about friendship and love, sex and betrayal, and how getting some on the side is never as simple as it seems.
Meet the bodacious women of the Big Girls Book Club. There’s only one rule to being a member. You must be at least a size 14…
BGBC president Tammy has the perfect birthday present in mind for her husband—a threesome with her best friend, Egypt. If only Egypt will agree. Isis is willing to lay down and die for her boyfriend Tony, until a man from her past steps back into her life. Single mom Nikki is struggling to get by—and struggling not to kill her ex, who disappoints their son every chance he gets. Good thing her roommate Tiny has got her back. Coco Brown likes to mess around with married men, but since she hooked up with her new man, all she cares about is making sure he doesn’t stray.
As insatiable about books as they are about love—or lust—these friends are about to discover how tough it is to keep it real when they all have something on the side.

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF CARL WEBER
“Bestselling author Weber serves up another scintillating slice of church politics….H e keeps the pacing brisk and loads the narrative with enough surprise turns to keep readers guessing to the end.”—Publishers Weekly on The First Lady
“Weber gives us a front-row pew seat to all the action going down…”—Essence on The First Lady
“Major revelations and an eye-raising twist will make even seen-it-all fans gasp”—Publishers Weekly on So You Call Yourself a Man
“A delightful and entertaining book.”—Black Issues Book Review on So You Call Yourself a Man
“Weber spins a lively, revelation-packed tale deepened by genuine emotion, convincing detail and smart dialogue.”—Publishers Weekly on The Preacher’s Son
“A fast-paced mix of scandal, jealousy and wickedness.”—Publishers Weekly on Player Haters
“Married Men is full of flavor, wit, drama and everyday situations…Carl Weber shows staying power and will leave you wanting more.”—QBR The Black Book Review
Carl Weber is the New York Times bestselling author of The First Lady, So You Call Yourself a Man, The Preacher’s Son, Player Haters, Lookin’ for Luv, Married Men, and Baby Momma Drama. He is also the Publisher and Editorial Director of Urban Books. He graduated from Virginia State University with a B.S. in accounting and has an MBA in marketing from the University of Virginia.

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African American Firsts
AFRICAN AMERICAN FIRSTS

Author: Joan Potter

An addictive, authoritative reference book—a lively who’s-who of the most creative, innovative and successful African Americans—from colonial times to present day.
Despite discrimination and often poverty, African Americans have overcome the=2 0odds to become leaders in education, science and medicine, law, military, sports, business—and in 2009, President. Joan Potter mined old documents, records, letters, family histories, and government files, and compiled a wonderful resource book showcasing the wide range of accomplishment among African Americans. As entertaining as it is informative, this work presents over 450 “firsts” by African Americans—from Doctor Daniel Hale Williams, who first performed open heart surgery—to the first African American President, Barack Obama.
“A Black history buff ’s dream.”—Ebony
“From the name of the first millionaire to the first million-copy bestselling author, here are some occasions to cheer and weep about.”—Booklist
Joan Potter is a researcher and historian. She is the founder of Pinto Press, and lives with her family in Mt. Kisco, New York.

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The Narrows
THE NARROWS

Author: Ann Petry

An unforgettable tale of tragic, interracial love written by one of the greatest unheard voices of the Harlem Renaissance, Ann Petry—now repackaged and reissued for a modern audience.
The Narrows is a small New England community struggling to right itself after decades of abandonment and racial strife. It’s the kind of town Link Williams, a smart black kid freshly graduated from Dartmouth College, just might escape. But leaving the Narrows is the easy part. What no one knows is that Link has already made one of the most difficult decisions of his life. The love Link shares with Camilo Sheffield is genuine, soulful, and aches with promise. But the very existence of their relationship rocks their worlds in ways that neither of them could ever have imagined.
With unmatched lyrical flair, Ann Petry, the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Street, creates an indelible portrait of a bustling, vibrant community as it fights against the complex racial dynamics of the 1950s.
PRAISE FOR THE NARROWS
“Filled with dramatic for ce, earthy humor and tragic intensity.”—Boston Globe
“A novel about racial conflict, The Narrows resists classification…Ann Petry has achieved something as rare as it is commendable.”—Arna Bontemps
“Using a theme that might have been merely sensational, [Petry] builds a novel that has depth and dignity.”—The New York Herald-Tribune
Ann Petry (1908-1997) is one of the earliest successful black female writers in the U.S. She spent most of her life in Connecticut, working as a pharmacist (she earned her advanced degree in Pharmacy in 1931) before she became a full-time writer. She began her career as a reporter at People’s Voice in 1941, and throughout the 1940s, she was published in several literary magazines, including W.E.B. DuBois’s Crisis. Her first novel, The Street (1946), was widely heralded and has since sold over one million copies. She is also the author of Miss Muriel and Other Stories (1971).

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Playthang
PLAYTHANG

Author: Janine A. Morris

From the author of the smash hit Diva Diaries comes the unforgettable story of an ever-so-practical woman who crosses to the wild side when she seeks revenge on all the men who’ve wronged her.
Jordan Moore is in the middle of a breakdown. Thirty-four years old and newly single, she has given custody of her son to her ex-husband and now regrets the decision; her ex-husband is getting married again; and after a year of disappointments from her best friend-turned-boyfriend, she has given up on true love. Now she’s ready to walk on the wild side and do a little heartbreaking of her own.
By using men the way she has been used, Jordan believes that she can somehow even the score. But when she meets Marcus, a wonderful, caring gentleman who sees through all of her guardedness, she is thrown for a loop. Will Jordan realize that true love is standing right in front of her…before it is too late?

PRAISE FOR JANINE A. MORRIS AND DIVA DIARIES
“Reminiscent of Waiting to Exhale.”—Booklist
“Morris has a way with words and drama.”—NY Daily News
“I felt like I was experiencing one of my own girls’ night out.”—La La, MTV VJ
Janine A. Morris lives in Queens, New York, writes for 98.7 Kiss FM, and is currently the Music Coordinator at WQHT, Hot 97, the #1 Hip-Hop station in New York. Morris graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Communications, and her passion for writing began when she started writing for the school newspaper in junior high school. She has written articles for magazines such as XXL, The Source, Don Diva, and more. Morris is currently attending law school, and is hard at work on her next novel.

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A Different Kind of Blues
A DIFFERENT KIND OF BLUES

Author: Gwynne Forster

From the author of Whatever it Takes and When You Dance with the Devil comes an unforgettable page-turner about a woman who must right the wrongs in her life before she can find happiness.
At thirty-six, Petra Field gets a shock that causes her to take a look at her life, and she’s not proud of what she sees. But making amends for her past is more difficult than she expected.
The first and hardest step is admitting to her teenage daughter, Krista, that her supposedly dead father is very much alive. Then there’s the neighbor whose husband she had an affair with, the former coworker she got fired, and many more aggrieved acquaintances. Far from setting her free, the truth brings more complications—but also opens up her life in surprising ways, offering her one last chance to start over for real…

PRAISE FOR GETTING SOME OF HER OWN
“A love-conquers-all story with a few twists and turns to keep readers turning the pages... classic Gwynne Forster. Her fans will not be disappointed.”—The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
“Forster creates such believable characters—who deal with circumstances that imperil their dreams for true happiness—that it’s easy to reach beyond the pages and find nonfiction replicas. You’ll eagerly keep reading to learn how the characters lives intersect and will sigh with pure satisfaction when it ends.”—Romantic Times 4 1/2 Stars Top Pick

AND FOR BLUES FROM DOWN DEEP
“A page-turner and it’s one that deserves to be read in a few sittings. This novel is Forster’s finest work to date and is sure to earn her a legion of new fans.”—QBR, The Black Book Review
“Forster’s sensitive portrayal of a woman trying to find her roots is a cut above the ordinary.”—Booklist
Gwynne Forster is an award-winning, national bestselling author. She is also a demographer and former senior United Nations Officer, in which capacities she has traveled the world. She lives in New York City with her husband.

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His First Wife
HIS FIRST WIFE

Author: Grace Octavia

From the fresh, smart, and hugely talented new auth or behind Take Her Man comes a sparkling, sexy new novel about one woman who’s facing what’s real and getting it all on her own terms…
Kerry Jackson never thought her ten-year marriage could be pulled apart by a harmless email. But now her husband, Jamison, is having an affair and a pregnant Kerry needs a new plan for her life and her unborn child…fast.
As trouble at home turns to trouble everywhere, Kerry searches for the strength to pick up the pieces of her life. Now she’ll have to throw out the game plan, find out who she really is, and take her biggest gamble ever.

PRAISE FOR TAKE HER MAN
“A funny and sexy look into the world of Black dating by Octavia that will have you busting out the notepad to jot down tips on settling the score and finding true love."—Essence magazine
“An electrifying read... This incredible novel will take you on an emotional journey. This is a great story about friendship and finding true love.” —Books2Mention magazine
Grace Octavia is a native of Westbury, New York. Her writing has appeared in Sisterfriends by Michele Agins and Julia Chance and Rolling Out magazine, where she was Editor-in-Chief. Grace Octavia also served as an Associate Editor at America Online’s Internet magazine, Digital City. She holds degrees in Creative Writing from New York University (B.A.) and the University of Georgia (MA). She is currently working on her Ph.D. at Georgia State University, in Atlanta.

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If Memory Serves
IF MEMORY SERVES

Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs

Bestselling author Vanessa Davis Griggs presents a thrilling new novel filled with scandalous secrets, impossible choices, and supreme tests of faith—the culmination of her superb Blessed Trinity series.
Memory Patterson has been hiding from her family for far too long, until a chance meeting with Pastor Landris and his pregnant wife, Johnnie Mae, leads to a shocking revelation and a reunion. But can her loved ones trust that the ever-conning Memory has really repented?
Meanwhile, Johnnie Mae experiences complications with her pregnancy, and Pastor Landris learns he may have to make an impossible choice—one that will amount to spiritual warfare. And Johnnie Mae’s friend, Charity, finally comes face-to-face with the painful truth about her past. As se crets come to light, can hope and the power of faith mend these shattered, fractured lives?

PRAISE FOR BLESSED TRINITY
“This inspirational novel leaves the reader eager to know what Griggs plans next for this spiritual family.”—Publishers Weekly
“An excellent rendition of inspirational prose… A novel filled with mystery and intrigue; battles for supremacy and scenes of humility; love won and love lost; relational difficulties, struggles of the psyche imbedded in the lives of the men and women within the body of Christ. Blessed Trinity outlines these themes and boldly shows the power of God to overcome and conquer.”—Romance in Color.com
Vanessa Davis Griggs is a motivational speaker and the author of Wings of Grace and Promises Beyond Jordan, as well as the Blessed Trinity series. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

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She Had It Coming
SHE HAD IT COMING

Author: Mary Monroe

Mary Monroe—New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe delivers a powerful and provocative new page-turner about one woman’s search for love in a world where secrets don’t always stay hidden, and the choices we make in one rash moment can change everything…
Even in high school, Dolores Reese and Floyd Watson know they are soul mates. 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 lands a position working for a cruise line and meets Paul, a successful businessman. Paul offers her the kind of future she always imagined having, and Dolores is sure she can continue to visit Floyd without revealing that she’s married to another man. When Floyd is suddenly freed on new evidence, Dolores makes a fateful choice—to live a double lie, devoting herself to two different husbands in two different cities. And soon she discovers just what can happen when love, dishonesty, and dangerous jealousy collide…

PRAISE FOR MARY MONROE
“A remarkable talent.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“This is truly a phenomenal account of duplicity, double-crossing, and karma.” —Romantic Times on Deliver Me From Evil
“Opens with a bang….a standout.” —Publishers Weekly on Gonna Lay Down My Burdens
“Magnificent, coarse, funny, and terrifying.” —San Francisco Chronicle on The Upper Room
“A highly satisfying page-turner—and one that will stand out.” —Publishers Weekly on God Don’t Like Ugly
Mary Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of 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=2 0in Oakland, California.

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A Rich Man's Baby
A RICH MAN'S BABY

Author: Daaimah S. Poole

Essence® bestselling author Daaimah S. Poole’s newest novel tells the sultry, dramatic story of two women who mist akenly believe that having a rich man’s baby will be their ticket to the easy life…
Sistahs Tanisha Butler and Adrienne Sheppard crave money and security, so they come up with the perfect plan: have a rich man’s baby and walk away with a fortune in child support. Adrienne soon scores big with an NFL star, and Tanisha snags a pro basketball player in Europe. Their plan is working—until Adrienne’s man finds out about all the rich athletes in her past, and Tanisha’s man turns out to have an ex who’ll do anything to get him back. And soon, their simple plan is turning into a very dangerous game…

PRAISE FOR DAAIMAH S. POOLE:
“The voice of a new generation.” —Karen Quinones Miller
“Plenty of drama.” —Publishers Weekly
Daaimah S. Poole is a mother an d a Temple University graduate with a degree in journalism. She began writing her first novel, Yo Yo Love, at age nineteen while working as a receptionist at her aunt’s beauty salon. Daaimah is a Philadelphia native. Readers can visit her at www.daaimahspoole.com

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Careful of the Company You Keep
CAREFUL OF THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

Author:Angie Daniels

From the acclaimed author of Trouble Loves Company comes a smart, sexy, heartfelt new novel about friendship, love, lust—and a whole lot of trouble in between.
After finding her husband in a compromising position, Renee goes back to her hometown, but once again finds herself looking for love in all the wrong places. Practical nurse Danielle Brooks gets a shock when she discovers her daughter is about to give birth to a baby fathered by Danielle’s ex. Her current boyfriend is ready to commit, but when Danielle enlists Renee’s help to test his fidelity, things go too far.
Meanwhile, their friend Kayla is getting married, but lost opportunities with an old flame keep her second-guessing her choice. As things come to a head in each woman’s life, there’s a whole lot of praying going on…and more drama than they ever expected…
PRAISE FOR TROUBLE LOVES COMPANY:
“Daniels has penned an entertaining read… If you like nonsto p calamity with strong soap opera undertones, this is the book for you.” —Rawsistaz Reviewers

Angie Daniels grew up on the South side of Chicago but later relocated to Columbia, Missouri. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration as well as a Master’s Degree in Resource Management. Her books include Trouble Loves Company, In the Company of My Sisters, When It Rains, Love Uncovered, and When I First Saw You. She lives in Missouri.

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Who's Loving You
WHO'S LOVING YOU

Author: Mary Morrison

Honey Thomas, the unforgettable heroine from Sweeter Than Honey, returns in this gripping, fast-paced new novel from Mary B. Morrison, New York Times bestselling author of When Somebody Loves You Back and Somebody’s Gotta Be On Top.
Honey Thomas changed her name and fled Las Vegas, far from Valentino, the sinister pimp who wanted her to keep quiet after witnessing a few too many illicit activities. Now Valentino is in jail and Benito, his right-hand man, is determined to get revenge and get all of the money stolen from him.
Benito only has two contacts to infiltrate Honey’s world: Grant and Girl 6. When they both show up at Honey’s door—Grant looking to rekindle their relationship and Girl 6 with a deathly warning for Honey—she knows she needs someone to help her make the right decision. Who else to help her than Sapphire Bleu, the police officer who gave her Valentino’s millions? But when Sapphire turns up missing, Honey has to revert to her old tricks to protect her own life…

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF MARY B. MORRISON
“A page-turner from the start.” —RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This
“A page-turner that will keep readers’ attention and entertain them in the process.” —QBR, The Black Book R eview on He’s Just a Friend
“The hottest book I’ve read this year.” —Carl Weber on He’s Just a Friend
“Morrison delivers a deep, passionate story that holds readers from beginning to end.” —Black Issues Book Review on Never Again Once More
“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 coauthor of She Ain’t the One with New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber. She lives in Oakland, California with her son, Jesse Byrd, Jr. Visit Mary at www.marymorrison.com .

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Deliver Me From Evil
DELIVER ME FROM EVIL

Author: Mary Monroe

New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe, one of today’s most provocative storytellers, delivers a sensational new novel—in paperback for the first time—about the high-stakes game of love.
Once upon a time, Christine and Jesse Ray had the perfect marriage. But twelve years later, J.R. has become obsessed with his business empire and is taking his wife for granted. Christine finds herself tempted by her old haunts and the people she thought she left behind long ago—people like Wade Eddie Fisher, a bad boy with good looks.
Even though Wade is far from dependable, he offers Christine something she can’t resist. Soon she’s immersed in a sultry affair, and concocting a risky scheme that could deliver everything she has ever wanted—or shatter the lives of everyone around her…

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF MARY MONROE
“Gonna Lay Down My Burdens opens with a bang…a standout.” —Publishers Weekly
“Monroe once again skillfully delivers a crafty story wrapped around a host of heartwarming characters battling everyday struggles and obstacles , even as she entertains readers with spurts of unexpected comedy and tragedy.” —Library Journal on God Don’t Play
“Monroe’s richly drawn characters will stay with readers long after the book is finished.” —Booklist on Gonna Lay Down My Burdens
“Clearly the work of a real talent.” —San Jose Mercury News on The Upper Room
Mary Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of God Don’t Play, God Don’t Like Ugly, God Still Don’t Like Ugly, The Upper Room, In Sheep’s Clothing, Gonna Lay Down My Burdens, and the novella “Nightmare in Paradise” in Borrow Trouble. An avid traveler, Mary currently lives in Oakland, California. She loves hearing from her readers via email at authorauthor5409@aol.com .

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Bad Girls Burn Slow
BAD GIRLS BURN SLOW

Author: Pam Ward

In this follow-up to her compelling debut novel, Want Some, Get Some, author Pam Ward proves that looks can be deceiving…
With her pale skin, heart-shaped lips and piercing gaze, ten year-old Paula is luminous. No one can believe that Margie, as bronzed-skinned as she is plain, could possibly be Paula’s mother. But Margie knows better – because behind Paula’s innocent, girlish beauty lies the heart of a destructive soul who literally loves to play with fire, cannot control her temper, and in school, has a proven proclivity towards violence. Margie hopes that moving closer to the California waters will snuff out the mysterious, growing flame in her daughter’s heart, but Bernard, their new neighbor and funeral parlor owner, immediately senses that there is something “strange” about little Paula – something that he does not want in his home or place of business.
Bernard, a man with secrets himself, decides that his new neighbors may need a little encouragement to find another place to live. But Paula, though still a child, has keen instincts of her own. As her suspicions about Bernard unrave l and lead to a suspenseful, disturbing battle of wills, the most shocking of secrets are revealed.
PRAISE FOR WANT SOME, GET SOME
“An outstanding debut novel…original, fast-paced, and full of the drama that keeps the pages turning. Don’t sleep.” —Darren Coleman, Essence® bestselling author
Pam Ward is a Los Angeles native. Her work can be found in Best American Erotica 2002, Men We Cherish, and her poetry was featured in Catch the Fire!!! She is the recipient of a California Arts Council Writing Fellowship and a New Letters Award for Poetry. This is her second novel.

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Sleeping With the Enemy
SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY

Author: Wahida Clark and Kiki Swinson

Essence® bestselling authors and reigning stars of urban lit, Wahida Clark and Kiki Swinson team up to deliver two scintillating drama-filled tales about life on the streets.
Wahida Clark Enemy in My Bed
Kreesha has a good hustle going on—selling and transporting drugs by mail. And she has a good man, Reign. Only trouble is, Reign has a wife, Sparkle, and neither woman is giving up easily. And when Reign gets involved in Kreesha’s business, things get a lot more complicated…
KiKi Swinson Keeping My Enemies Close
Larissa is fed up with the cheating men. Her best friend, Tenisha, knows where Larissa needs to look in order to find the perfect man who won’t stray—prison! Larissa is soon involved with Sean Miller, who’s doing ten years for a drug charge. But when Larissa starts smuggling drugs into prison for him, she finds out exactly who her friends are…
Wahida Clark was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She decided to write fiction while incarcerated at a women’s federal prison camp in Lexington, Kentucky. Crowned the “Queen of Thug Love Fiction” by Nikki Turner, the “Queen of Hip Hop Fiction” herself, Wahida’s style of writing is the template for urban literature. Her bestselling novels include Thug Matrimony, Every Thug Needs a Lady, and Payback is a Mutha.
KiKi Swinson was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia, and discovered her flair for writing after completing her first novel, Mad Shambles, while serving a five-year sentence at a federal prison. Since then she has written several more novels, including Wifey, I’m Still Wifey, and Life After Wifey.

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Sweeter Than Honey
SWEETER THEN HONEY

Author: Mary B. Morrison

From Mary B. Morrison, New York Times bestselling author of When Somebody Loves You Back, She Ain’t the One, and Somebody’s Gotta Be On Top, comes a sizzling novel about a survivor who’s risked everything to reinvent herself and must now decide what kind of life—and love—she wants.
Lace St. Thomas operates a wildly successful Vegas escort service. When one of her girls turns up dead, and her boss, Valentino, bribes her boyfriend Benito to make sure Lace keeps her mouth shut—by any means necessary—Lace fakes her death and flees to Atlanta.
Reinventing herself as Honey Thomas, she creates a counseling company that helps victimized women. She also lands a new man, Grant. But Honey’s dark past could just tear them apart, and it will take everything she has to save the new life she’s worked so hard to build—and to gamble on love one last time…

PRAISE FOR MARY B. MORRISON
“Morrison delivers a deep, passionate story that holds readers from beginning to end.” —Black Issues Book Review on Never Again Once More
“Hot sex and high drama move Morrison’s latest page turner.” —Publishers Weekly
Mary B. Morrison is the national bestselling author of 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 coauthor of She Ain’t the One with New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber. She lives in Oakland, California with her son. Visit Mary at www.marymorrison.com .

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Sleep Don't Come Easy
SLEEP DON'T COME EASY

Author: J. D. Mason and Victor McGlothin

National bestselling authors J.D. Mason (This Fire Down In My Soul) and Victor McGlothin (Ms. Etta’s Fast House) and combine their literary talents to deliver a double dose of intrigue…
“The Lazarus Man” by J.D. Mason
When a young female city employee is murdered, the case brings together an unlikely team: an investigative reporter, a loner detective, and a homeless man named Lazarus who claims he witnessed the killing. With the detective at the helm, the trio soon unearths the shocking truth…
“Tomorrow’s Edge” by Victor McGlothin
Smart, sexy P.I. Vera Miles has a strange new client: a handsome drifter with amnesia who believes he’s killed someone—though he can’t remember who or why. But as Vera gets closer to solving the mystery, she wonders if her client is better off without his memory…
Essence® bestselling author Victor McGlothin is a former bank vice-president who nearly forfe ited an athletic scholarship due to poor reading skills. Victor is also an on-line columnist of Victor Said…, a real Brotha to Sistah look at relationships. He lives in Dallas with his wife and two sons and his hard at work on his next novel. Visit his website at www.victormcglothin.com .
J.D. Mason is the national bestselling and award-winning author of the novels Don’t Want No Sugar, One Day I Saw a Black King, and And On the Eighth Day She Rested. Her short fiction appears in the Zane anthology Blackgentleman.com. She lives with her family in Denver.

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