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My Word - Gizelle Bryant Cover Art

My Word

My Word by Gizelle Bryant

After marrying her college sweetheart, Ginger Williams gave up her own professional dreams to help her husband follow his dream of building a megachurch. It’s not long before Ginger and her husband, Jeremy, turn a small D.C. church into a burgeoning empire….catapulting the couple into a popular powerhouse. But with a bigger spotlight comes more temptation…and the power is corrupting Jeremy in ways Ginger never imagined. When she seeks the advice of her peers on the First Ladies’ Council, she’s shocked when they tell her to accept Jeremy’s infidelities so she doesn’t damage the church and affect the many business opportunities coming their way. With every part of her life—family faith, and finances—hanging in the balance, Ginger must decide if she will continue to live in the shadow of the sins of her husband…or face life on the other side of the pulpit.

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Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi Cover Art

Homegoing

Homegoing A novel by Yaa Gyasi

Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize A New York Times 2016 Notable Book One of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016 NPR's Debut Novel of the Year One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016 One of Time 's Top 10 Novels of 2016 “ Homegoing  is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates  The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.             Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast’s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of  Homegoing  follows Effia’s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day,  Homegoing  makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.

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Washington Black - Esi Edugyan Cover Art

Washington Black

Washington Black A novel by Esi Edugyan

One of the TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR  New York Times Book Review One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe   ●   The Washington Post ● Time ● Entertainment Weekly ● San Francisco Chronicle ● Financial Times ● Minneapolis Star Tribune ● NPR ● The Economist ● Bustle ● The Dallas Morning News ● Slate ● Kirkus Reviews One of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of the Year Eleven-year-old George Washington Black—or Wash—a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is initially terrified when he is chosen as the manservant of his master’s brother. To his surprise, however, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning, and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human.   But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, they must abandon everything and flee together. Over the course of their travels, what brings Wash and Christopher together will tear them apart, propelling Wash ever farther across the globe in search of his true self. Spanning the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, London to Morocco, Washington Black is a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, and of a world destroyed and made whole again.

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Nookie - Anieshea Dansby Cover Art

Nookie

Nookie by Anieshea Dansby

Eighteen-year-old Joy was a naive girl who found something else to fill the void in her life left by a broken heart and her parents death.  Going purely off of instinct, she survives using what she discovers is the key to getting what she wants: the power of Nookie. She becomes far removed from the downside of her life that left her stranded when things start to look up. Suddenly, she's able to live her life like a queen, with no worries.  But will life in the fast lane leave her set for life, or will it all end before her nineteenth birthday?

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My Besties PT 2: The Take Over - Asia Hill Cover Art

My Besties PT 2: The Take Over

My Besties PT 2: The Take Over by Asia Hill

Ja’ziya and the Eastside Crazy Crew are back with one thing on their mind...Getting money! JuJu, ReRe, Tiki, and Dirty E are ready to take over the streets of Chicago. Thinking that they have mastered the art of robbing banks, they decide to do the unthinkable. Focusing only on the money, they forgot about all the problems that came with it. Big Moe is on the hunt for revenge. Tracking their every move, he waits for the opportunity to get his money back and avenge the deaths of his cousins. Lil Man knows that the Eastside Crazy Crew are responsible for the death of his brother, and he is going to do everything to make them feel his wrath. He teams up with someone that hates the crew just as much as he does. Together, Lil Man and Big Moe come up with a plan that could ultimately lead to the crew’s demise. They came up together. Are they bad enough to take over the streets of Chicago together? Come ride back through the Eastside and find out just how powerful they have become, but watch out… They are not alone!

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The Amen Sisters - Angela Benson Cover Art

The Amen Sisters

The Amen Sisters by Angela Benson

The Amen Sisters, A Genesis House Novel ". . .Kudos to Ms. Benson for dealing with one of the last remaining taboo topics in today's church in such a straightforward and compassionate manner. " -Fallen Angel Reviews ". . .a bold and gritty look at sexual abuse in the church. . ." -Book Buzz at APOOO Bookclub ". . . a rich, multifaceted work of Christian Fiction that is both timely and realistic." -RAWSISTAZ Black Book Reviews Would you believe a friend who told you she was pregnant with your pastor's child? Francine Amen doesn't and it leads to drastic consequences for both her and her friend. The Amen Sisters is a compassionate look at the lives that are forever changed when a pastor abuses his power with the women of his congregation. Francine Amen burned a lot of bridges when she left her home town to join a traveling ministry. When she's forced to return broken and alone, she finds that making amends is not easy. Her sister, Dawn Amen-Ray, is having her own set of problems. With her marriage to Francine's ex is in trouble, she's not ready to deal with Francine's return. The Amen Sisters is a story of love, compassion and forgiveness that will stay with you long after you've turned the last page. Awards and Recognitions Essence Bestseller Winner, Emma Award for Favorite Inspirational Romance Other Genesis House Novels Awakening Mercy, Book 1 Abiding Book, Book 2 Enduring Love, Book 3 (Coming in 2012)

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It Is What It Is Daze in da Life of Mr Can't Get It Right - Cambiasbooks Cover Art

It Is What It Is Daze in da Life of Mr Can't Get It Right

It Is What It Is Daze in da Life of Mr Can't Get It Right by Cambiasbooks

This is the story of Shakim. Shakim was born into a life of abuse. Then his mother died when he was nine and he moved to Halem in '84, just when Crack was about to tear into the streets. The life that came with the money had him looking out the window every night. Stargazed. He wanted in... and by 14 he was on his own... ...and then life changes you...

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Dirty Money - Ashley & JaQuavis Cover Art

Dirty Money

Dirty Money by Ashley & JaQuavis

Anari is the epitome of a good-girl-turned-bad after her world is brutally destroyed. Consumed with her desire for revenge, she and her best friend Monica enter a life of drugs, fast money and betrayal - adopting the lifestyle that pushed them into the game in the first place. Hiding their true identities they quickly rise to the top of New Jersey's dope game. Using everyone who crosses their paths, nothing - not betrayal or addiction - will stop them from dispensing their street justice.

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The Travelers - Regina Porter Cover Art

The Travelers

The Travelers A Novel by Regina Porter

“American history comes to vivid, engaging life in this tale of two interconnected families (one white, one black) that spans from the 1950s to Barack Obama’s first year as president. . . . The complex, beautifully drawn characters are unique and indelible.”— Entertainment Weekly   “An astoundingly audacious debut.”— O: The Oprah Magazine • “A gorgeous generational saga.”— New York Post Meet James Samuel Vincent, an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background but hews to his father’s meandering ways. James muddles through a topsy-turvy relationship with his son, Rufus, which is further complicated when Rufus marries Claudia Christie. Claudia’s mother—Agnes Miller Christie—is a beautiful African American woman who survives a chance encounter on a Georgia road that propels her into a new life in the Bronx. Soon after, her husband, Eddie Christie, is called to duty on an air craft carrier in Vietnam, where Tom Stoppard’s play “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” becomes Eddie’s life anchor, as he grapples with mounting racial tensions on the ship and counts the days until he will see Agnes again. These unforgettable characters’ lives intersect with a cast of lovers and friends—the unapologetic black lesbian who finds her groove in 1970s Berlin; a moving man stranded in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during a Thanksgiving storm; two half-brothers who meet as adults in a crayon factory; and a Coney Island waitress whose Prince Charming is too good to be true. With piercing humor, exacting dialogue, and a beautiful sense of place, Regina Porter’s debut is both an intimate family portrait and a sweeping exploration of what it means to be American today. Advance praise for The Travelers “In this innovative and deeply moving debut, Regina Porter has mastered the kind of alchemy found in a great painting by Poussin: her canvas is vast, her subject ambitious, yet her execution is so brilliantly devoted to particulars that it creates a miraculous intimacy. The beauty of this book lies in how Porter’s characters, through resilience and community, art and creative love, cut new doors out of the corners they’ve been backed into by history.” —Garth Greenwell, author of  What Belongs to You

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The Coldest Winter Ever - Sister Souljah Cover Art

The Coldest Winter Ever

The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read . Renowned hip-hop artist, writer, and activist Sister Souljah brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable first novel. I came busting into the world during one of New York's worst snowstorms, so my mother named me Winter. Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, wealthy daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family. Quick-witted, sexy, and business-minded, she knows and loves the streets like the curves of her own body. But when a cold Winter wind blows her life in a direction she doesn't want to go, her street smarts and seductive skills are put to the test of a lifetime. Unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top. The Coldest Winter Ever marks the debut of a gifted storyteller. You will never forget this Winter's tale.

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His Dirty Secret 9 - Mia Black Cover Art

His Dirty Secret 9

His Dirty Secret 9 by Mia Black

Jayla thinks she has a chance to finally be happy, but everywhere she turns, there’s someone there that wants to get in her way. Shane wants to be with Jayla, but first he has to control the drama going on around him. While his son’s mother, Damiah, thinks she can still stake claim to him, an old friend returns, determined to make Shane’s life very complicated. Yet, Jayla finds herself caught in the middle of all of it. Damiah knows what she wants and thinks she knows what stands in her way – a new woman her ex has his eye on. Damiah is willing to do and say anything to keep Jayla away from Shane. Will her lies cause a rift and make Jayla disappear out of his life for good?

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Cuffed To A Savage 4 - Mia Black Cover Art

Cuffed To A Savage 4

Cuffed To A Savage 4 by Mia Black

Tae made her choice the moment she took a fellow officer’s life. Now, she’s a fugitive on the run from the very people she swore to uphold above all else. But in this strange new world, she voluntarily became a part of, blackmail, among many other crimes, is punishable by death, especially when the target of that blackmail is someone she loves.  Can the once respected officer outrun the law and live happily-ever-after with Young or has she gotten in way over her head and sealed her fate by choosing to love a man who lives by the street code?

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Love On The Low 8 - Mia Black Cover Art

Love On The Low 8

Love On The Low 8 by Mia Black

Mika’s new relationship has just begun and already there’s a problem, but this problem could cost lives, including her own. Royce may not have been able to keep the girl, but he’s not about to let any man bring her harm. When he discovers who Mika’s new man is, he seeks her out to reveal what he knows, but Mika’s guard is up and she’s not sure he can be trusted. Will Mika heed Royce’s warnings or will their relationship history make her doubt him? Find out what happens in part eight of Love on the Low!

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Hold U Down - Keisha Ervin Cover Art

Hold U Down

Hold U Down Triple Crown Collection by Keisha Ervin

Robbing men, getting money, and living lavishly is all they know. For Unique, Kiara, Kay Kay, and Zoe, tomorrow isn't promised, love doesn't exist, and men ain't worth a thing. Stealing cars is their hustle, and they are at the top of their game, but jealousy, greed, and envy are lurking in the shadows. Unique lives by the motto “Only the strong shall survive and the weak shall fall,” but the game of love has won her over. Once she decides to leave the only hustle she knows for the man she loves, her drama begins. When loyalty amongst family is questioned and their fate is unanswered, who will hold whom down?

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Down the River unto the Sea - Walter Mosley Cover Art

Down the River unto the Sea

Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley

In this Edgar Award-winning novel, "Mosley writes with great power" about a framed NYPD investigator facing racism and political corruption ( Booklist ). Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice but to take his own case: figuring out who on the force wanted him disposed of--and why. Running in parallel with King's own quest for justice is the case of a Black radical journalist accused of killing two on-duty police officers who had been abusing their badges to traffic in drugs and women within the city's poorest neighborhoods. Joined by Melquarth Frost, a brilliant sociopath, our hero must beat dirty cops and dirtier bankers, craven lawyers, and above all keep his daughter far from the underworld in which he works. All the while, two lives hang in the balance: King's client's, and King's own.

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Getting to Happy - Terry McMillan Cover Art

Getting to Happy

Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan

An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of  Waiting to Exhale —the novel that changed African American fiction forever. Terry McMillan's  Waiting to Exhale  was more than just a bestselling novel—its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan's sassy and vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find love and their place in the world touched a cultural nerve, inspired a blockbuster film, and generated a devoted audience. Now, McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years later. Each is at her own midlife crossroads: Savannah has awakened to the fact that she's made too many concessions in her marriage, and decides to face life single again—at fifty-one. Bernadine has watched her megadivorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by her husband number two, and conned herself into thinking that a few pills will help distract her from her pain. Robin has an all-American case of shopaholism, while the big dream of her life—to wear a wedding dress—has gone unrealized. And for years, Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another. They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe.

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The Syndicate - Brick & Storm Cover Art

The Syndicate

The Syndicate Carl Weber Presents by Brick & Storm

They were just kids when Claudette McPhearson took them all in. Eight of them all together, all different races and ethnicities, but she loves them as her own. One woman has taught them how to love, trust, and respect one another. Claudette is their light at the end of a long, troublesome tunnel, and she shines so bright. Then, one dreadful day, it all comes to a crashing halt. Claudette is walking to the bus stop from the juvenile correction center where she volunteers her time, and she is gunned down in a seemingly random drive-by shooting. In the blink of an eye, Claudette’s kids are without a parent once again, and their lives will never be the same. They now own a house, and a $500,000 insurance policy is to be split between eight kids. However, they soon discover that they have also inherited enemies no one knew existed in Claudette’s world. Uncle Snap was well aware of those enemies, and after one of the children happens upon a lockbox with keys, codes, and monetary figures, Uncle Snap presents them with a video Mama has left, revealing the truth about her nefarious activities. A secret bunker underneath the house opens their eyes. It is filled with money, drugs, and specific directions from Claudette, who built an empire from the ground up. “The Syndicate” is what Uncle Snap calls it, and since Claudette is dead, it is up to the kids to keep it going. The Syndicate is a criminal enterprise that traffics millions of dollars of drugs throughout the United States. From the Port of Miami to the border of Canada, The Syndicate is a force to be reckoned with. Unbeknownst to them, Claudette has been training every one of them for this moment. She honed in on each of their skills to develop them to the fullest. Now one of them must step up to become the leader, so they can take over the Syndicate and run this city.

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True to the Game Part II - Teri Woods Cover Art

True to the Game Part II

True to the Game Part II by Teri Woods

True to the Game II will begin where True to the Game left off, with one difference, Gena is now seeing a new guy named Jay. However, little does Gena know, but the man she has fallen in love with, so soon after Quadir’s death, is his archrival, Jerrell Jackson. Unfortunately, Jerrell is determined to get his revenge against Quadir’s crew and he’ll start with Gena. However, he isn’t the only enemy lurking. Gena has more than she bargained for in this epic sequel to an American street classic and only true love can save her or possibly destroy her. Find out if she will survive and get away with the fortune she found or if the millions she accidentally uncovered will destroy her life.

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The Teflon Queen PT 5 - Silk White Cover Art

The Teflon Queen PT 5

The Teflon Queen PT 5 Deep Cover by Silk White

The Teflon Queen is back and better than ever. Angela and her team is sent across the country to capture a agent that's went rogue and a terrorist that goes by the name, The Lion. The Lion and his organization have a master plan to bring America down to its knees, but it's up to, The Teflon Queen to make sure that doesn't happen. While, Angela is on this dangerous mission to take down and capture, The Lion a rapid series of catastrophic terrorist attacks take place forcing her to make a deadly choice that could change everything forever. Join, Angela as she takes on her toughest and deadliest assignment to date. When the gun smoke clears readers will be begging for more.

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The Teflon Queen PT 6 - Silk White Cover Art

The Teflon Queen PT 6

The Teflon Queen PT 6 by Silk White

The Teflon Queen is back! But this time she's out of the game. Angela settles down with, Nick a nice gentleman that has no clue about her past. Things in, Angela's life couldn't be better until she gets a visit from, her protégé, Ashley informing her that a well known terrorist has stolen the list containing the information and identity of every single special agent out there. Angela does her best to leave her past behind her but when an assassin that goes by the name, Mad Max shows up at her front door, Angela is forced to do what she knows best. Join, Angela as she takes on, Mad Max an assassin with better skills and a stronger will to survive. Find out which assassin will come out on top.

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Shaft: The Original Novel - Ernest Tidyman Cover Art

Shaft: The Original Novel

Shaft: The Original Novel by Ernest Tidyman

Who is John Shaft? John Shaft is a private eye. John Shaft is a black man made of muscle and ice, and he has no prejudices. John Shaft will kill anyone... black or white. When the cloistered daughter of Harlem's crime boss discovers the true nature of her father's work, she runs off to be as bad as Dad. By the time she disappears, she's into sex, liquor, dope, and a few other scenes. Now, Big Daddy wants Shaft to get his baby back. The tough, take-no-guff detective goes to work... and the Mafia, the Black militants, the NYPD, and City Hall go to work on him. The original and unabridged Shaft novel by Ernest Tidyman, the 1970 tour de force of hardboiled crime fiction that introduced an unsuspecting world to a cultural icon.

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Chedda Boyz - C.J. Hudson Cover Art

Chedda Boyz

Chedda Boyz by C.J. Hudson

A blood thirsty, money hungry street gang from Cleveland hell bent on lockin down the Marijuana trade. With the Chief of police in their hip pocket, they seem to be poised for a long run of dominance. Big Mo heads up the vicious crew and anyone in their way seems to disappear. It looks as if nothing can stop them, but looks can be deceiving. One by one, each member of the six man crew run into a life changing situation that not only threatens to rip the crew apart from the inside but put their lives on the line. Murder, betrayal, lust, and revenge all comes to the forefront and culminates with a gut wrenching secret that might just do what no one else can, destroy the Chedda Boyz.

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Midnight - Sister Souljah Cover Art

Midnight

Midnight A Gangster Love Story by Sister Souljah

Sister Souljah, the hip-hop generation's number one author and most compelling storyteller, delivers a powerful story about love and loyalty, strength and family. In her bestselling novel, The Coldest Winter Ever , Sister Souljah introduced the world to Midnight, a brave but humble lieutenant to a prominent underworld businessman. Now, in a highly anticipated follow-up to her million-selling masterpiece, she brings readers into the life and dangerously close to the heart of this silent, fearless young man. Raised in a wealthy, influential, Islamic African family, Midnight enjoys a life of comfort, confidence, and protection. Midnight's father provides him with a veil of privilege and deep, devoted love, but he never hides the truth about the fierce challenges of the world outside of his estate. So when Midnight's father's empire is attacked, he sends Midnight with his mother to the United States. In the streets of Brooklyn, a young Midnight uses his Islamic mind-set and African intelligence to protect the ones he loves, build a business, reclaim his wealth and status, and remain true to his beliefs. Midnight, a handsome and passionate young man, attracts many women. How he interacts and deals with them is a unique adventure. This is a highly sensual and tremendous love story about what a man is willing to risk and give to the women he loves most. Midnight will remain in your mind and beat in your heart for a lifetime. Her "raw and true voice" ( Publishers Weekly ) will both soothe and arouse you. In a beautifully written and masterfully woven story, Sister Souljah has given us Midnight , and solidified her presence as the mother of all contemporary urban literature.

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We'll Make It Through - Shaquanda Dalton Cover Art

We'll Make It Through

We'll Make It Through by Shaquanda Dalton

From Best Selling Author of "When Love Hurts" and "I Won't Cry" comes part 3 of the dramatic love story. Jaylen He was able to convince his girlfriend Angela to forgive him after having a baby with his best friend Jessica. Now, not even one month later, he finds out she's cheating on him and that the baby she's carrying might not be his after all. Jessica She's finally gotten a grip on her life and tries her best to downplay her intense love for her best friend Jaylen. When James comes into the picture he's the perfect distraction. She can't find a thing wrong with him! But when they finally get intimate and she find out that the one thing he can't come to plate with is his sex game. After a few unsatisfying nights, Jess contemplates asking her friend Jaylen for a favor. But how important is sex in a relationship? Is it worth risking the relationship for a one time fling?  But when it's time to face the consequences of their actions Jaylen and Jessica's friendship will be put through the ultimate test. Will they make through and work thing out? Or will it crumble and result to nothing more than a memory?

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Love On The Low 5 - Mia Black Cover Art

Love On The Low 5

Love On The Low 5 by Mia Black

This should be the happiest time of their lives, but Mika and Royce’s life is full of turmoil behind the scenes. While Mika blissfully plans their wedding, Royce keeps an eye on what’s happening in the streets. With the new arrival of Trill, a new enemy working so hard to make a name for himself in the drug game, a turf war has made it almost impossible for Royce to continue with his plans to step away. And Mika has no idea how bad things have gotten. As Trill ramps up his efforts, Royce knows it’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt. He just hopes that no one he cares about will get caught in the crossfire.

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Black Friday: Exposed - Ashley & JaQuavis Cover Art

Black Friday: Exposed

Black Friday: Exposed by Ashley & JaQuavis

All it takes is one murder to change a million lives, and that's exactly what happens to Kasheef Williams on a cold, black Friday. After a reunion with an old friend goes wrong in a Long Island night club, Kasheef is forced to protect himself by any means necessary. The only problem is that prying eyes see everything. Those eyes belong to Alija Bell. After walking in on a situation she was never meant to see, she runs; but Kasheef sees her face, and he tells her that it's best for her to get temporary amnesia. Afraid for her life and the safety of her daughter, she keeps her mouth shut, but when a tape of the murder surfaces, the only face that's visible is Alijas. Now the police are looking for their eyewitness, and Kasheef has to get to Alija before her day comes to testify against him in court. In this dramatic, hood savvy tale, things aren't always as they seem. Somebody holds the ticket to the jury's verdict. Lies and truth collide. Everyone has a different angle, but the only question is, who has the most influence over Kasheef's fate?

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A Deeper Love Inside - Sister Souljah Cover Art

A Deeper Love Inside

A Deeper Love Inside The Porsche Santiaga Story by Sister Souljah

THE SEQUEL MILLIONS OF READERS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR . . . At last, mega-bestselling author Sister Souljah delivers the stunning sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever . Fierce, raw, and filled with adventure and emotional intensity, A Deeper Love Inside is an unforgettable coming-of-age story in the words of Porsche Santiaga, Winter’s younger sister. Sharp-tongued, quick-witted Porsche worships her sister Winter. Cut from the same cloth as her father, Ricky Santiaga, Porsche is also a natural-born hustler. Passionate and loyal to the extreme, she refuses to accept her new life in group homes, foster care, and juvenile detention after her family is torn apart. Porsche—unique, young, and beautiful—cries as much as she fights and uses whatever she has to reclaim her status. Unselfish, she pushes to get back everything that ever belonged to her wealthy, loving family. In A Deeper Love Inside, readers will encounter their favorite characters from The Coldest Winter Ever, including Winter and Midnight. Sister Souljah’s soulful writing will again move your heart and open your eyes to a shocking reality.

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The Cartel 2 - Ashley & JaQuavis Cover Art

The Cartel 2

The Cartel 2 Tale of the Murda Mamas by Ashley & JaQuavis

Diamonds are forever . . . or are they? The Cartel runs Miami, and loyalty to their organization runs deep, but when someone breaks the rules, things may be beyond repair. A snitch in the crew has dismantled the notorious Cartel, and now disloyalty threatens to tear the family apart. Young Carter is in the fight for his life, as he faces drug kingpin charges due to the treachery of his best friend, Ace. Kidnapping, murder, deception, and seduction fill this highly anticipated sequel. Will Zyir find out that Breeze is still alive? Will Mecca be exposed as his brother's killer? Is Miamor dead or alive? Ashley and JaQuavis are back with The Cartel 2. Their twisted tale of deceit will have you on the edge of your seat, trying to figure out what happens next.

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True to the Game Part I - Teri Woods Cover Art

True to the Game Part I

True to the Game Part I by Teri Woods

The number one, best-selling street novel of all time is undoubtedly True to the Game . Dubbed a ‘ street classic’ , True to the Game takes you on a ride like no other book of its time.  Pictured in the late 1980’s Gena, a young girl from Philadelphia’s notorious, Richard Allen Projects, meets Quadir, a millionaire drug dealer and falls madly in love. Quadir throughout the story line builds a massive empire, while fighting his rivals and enemies all alongside you, the reader. Gena faces multiple challenges of survival as both Gena and Quadir find themselves caught in a vicious yet seductive world, and learn that success in this game is no easy win. Gena and Quadir also learn that once you’re in, there’s no way out and they discover whether all the players of this game can stay forever…TRUE. 

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Guilty Gucci - Ashley Antoinette Cover Art

Guilty Gucci

Guilty Gucci by Ashley Antoinette

The Red Bottom Bandits may be the world's most fashion-forward gang of masked outlaws. They're the talk of D.C. for their daring robberies and fly gear. And their latest caper is penned by Ashley Antoinette (of Ashley & JaQuavis) at her sultry, streetwise best. When the innocent, naïve Gucci recognizes ringleader Sunny Raegan during a holdup, that's her "in" with the Bandits. Knowing she's got a lot more beauty than brains, Gucci sees the gang as her meal ticket. More likely, they'll be her ticket to the morgue! The Bandits may be lawless, but they play by a few simple rules: Get in and get out. . .shoot first and ask questions later. . .never leave without the money. . .and innocent people don't get hurt. But it's only a matter of time before all these rules get broken—and that's when Gucci gets caught! If there's one thing a girl needs, it's a little help from her friends. But her "friends" have skipped town without giving her a second thought. And Sunny is distracted by her new baby and her violent ex-lover. So Gucci's on her own. She's on trial for her life, and she must decide whether to snitch on the girls—or take the fall all by herself. Whichever she chooses, it may be her death sentence.

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Luxe - Ashley Antoinette Cover Art

Luxe

Luxe A Novel by Ashley Antoinette

From the New York Times bestseller Ashley Antoinette, author of the Prada Plan series comes a boldly fierce and strikingly dramatic novel, Luxe. Bleu Montclair knew as a young girl that she would one day escape the hard, unrelenting streets of Flint, Michigan, and when her desperate prayers are answered in the form of a scholarship to UCLA, Bleu knows she's struck gold. But soon after arriving, all her beautiful, bright dreams begin to fall apart. Endless temptations abound in the form of cars, clothes, booze, drugs, and Bleu cannot keep up. When her roommate gives her the opportunity to make a lot of money fast, Bleu goes all in-and heads straight down a path of violence and addiction that only her newest protector, Iman, can save her from.

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Temptation

Temptation by Victoria Christopher Murray

Kyla and Jefferson Blake count their 16 years together as a wonderful blessing from God. Their marriage is passionate, their daughter is a joy, Jefferson's medial career is prospering and they have loyal friends. Kyla knows her newly divorced and lifelong friend, Jasmine, is desperately unhappy and no amount of prayer or encouragement seems to help. But what Kyla doesn't know is that Jasmine has a plan to move her life forward with the type of man she feels she should have married in the first place. A man like Jefferson. Alexis Ward, Kyla's, best friend, is single and successful and willing to wait for the right man for all the right reasons. But, when "Mr. Right," Dr. Brian Lewis, finally appears she finds herself facing a new challenge. Does she really have to walk away from what she believes in order to have a man in her life? As people who love God, Kyla, Jefferson and Alexis discover, each in their own way, what happens when they truly allow God to be first in their relationships. Full of contemporary characters who struggle to keep their strength, friendships and daily lives framed by the Word of God, Temptation is a novel no reader will soon forget.

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Thicker Than Water

Thicker Than Water by Takerra Allen

"Allen draws you into the story from the very first page." --APOOO Book Club  In New Jersey's infamous Brick City, four gorgeous young women are trying to make their way in life and love. But in a world of smooth-talking players, cunning drug dealers, and deadly rivalries, are brains, beauty--and even friendship--enough?... Stunning, sweet, and pampered as a princess, Sasha is a hood's treasure. So why did the love of her life suddenly cut her loose? And if she knew the answer, would she be strong enough to stay away?....Flawless, fashionable, smart and strong, Tatum swore she'd never let herself love the wrong man--until she falls for a calm, cool, connected, killer.... Originally from L.A., Neli's got a Valley Girl drawl and a deceptively innocent, natural beauty. She loves East Coast dudes--and there's one she's got more than her eye on. He belongs to someone else, but that's just a detail.... Thick in all the right places, Kim is ghetto fabulous, she knows it, and she doesn't give it away for free. A leader at nineteen, you don't want to get on her bad side. Over one hot summer, these girlfriends are relying on their bond to get them through--but when secrets and betrayals are exposed, can they survive the truth? " Thicker Than Water is an urban chick flick waiting to happen. Takerra paints a gritty,  true-to-life portrayal of friendship and betrayal."-- Dutch (Kwame Teague, author of the Dutch Trilogy)

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Her Sweetest Revenge 3

Her Sweetest Revenge 3 by Saundra

Mya Bedford's hopes for a normal life, free from the hustle, seem more distant than ever when her best friend's fiancé is shot, Mya's husband is thrown back into the game, and a ruthless new crew hits the streets of Detroit. But there's one bright spot: Mya's father, Lester, has suddenly been released from prison. It seems like love is even blossoming again between Mya’s parents…   Mya can't undo the past, but she can do her best to help her dad get his future back on track. The trouble is, the streets don't forget, and the worst is yet to come. Soon Mya's world is shattered in the bloody crossfire of someone else's payback. Now, through the most bitter of tears, it's time for her sweetest revenge…   Praise for  Her Sweetest Revenge   “Mya is an amazing character … I rooted for her all the way.”  —Mary Monroe,  New York Times  bestselling author   “An entertaining and drama-filled story.” — RT Book Reviews

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Crazy Kind of Love

Crazy Kind of Love by T. Styles

Opposites really do attract but so do mayhem, murder and sex.  After Jamal Shield, aka Preacher (Leo Sullivan), a notorious young B-More gangster, is sentenced to life in prison for multiple crimes, including an armored Brinks truck heist for a cool 5.2 million, he is surprised when he is released from prison. All he wants to do is be with his family and start a new life but there is one problem...he is charged with protecting a beautiful whore.  Lourdes Beaumont (T. Styles), a prostitute from Houston, Texas, always dreamed of having a legit life. She tried to pursue that dream by building her cosmetics business but she found that the men who could help her want her for one thing, her body.  When she witnesses the murder of a teenager at a high school, by the daughter of a notorious drug dealer, she is taken to Baltimore where Jamal is charged with keeping her alive. When you are as emotional and high-strung as she is, this act is easier said than done.  Jamal resents having to protect Lourdes, especially when the demons from his past and the goons from hers attempt to hunt them both down.  Who would have thought that through the bloodshed and bullets that they could find true love? But it means nothing if they do not survive.

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The Boss's Baby

The Boss's Baby by Cristina Grenier

A BWWM Billionaire Pregnacy Romance Ever since Adrianna's heart was broken, she's contented herself with throwing all of her energy into building a career in hotel management, while spending free time reading from her vast library or going out with her girlfriends. But something is missing, and when her best friend suggests sex as the answer, it strikes a chord. But never did she intend to fulfill her desire with her boss, John Merritt. What starts as a fling boils over into something much hotter, and when emotions become a problem, Adrianna's not sure she wants to take things to the next level.  Now in an uncertain relationship with her boss, Adrianna fears at the future she never had in mind for herself. Her friends see the positive change, and so does her mother, but Adrianna isn't sure she's ready to settle down and trust a man again, despite how excited John is to start a life with her. But his loyalty is tested when a work crisis causes him to turn on her and Adrianna wonders if there is there any hope of a reconciliation, or is she going to spend her life as alone as she'd once convinced herself she should?

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Let It Burn

Let It Burn by Tyson Anthony

Troy is holding onto a match. And with the wrong move he can end up torching his career in the kitchen, his romantic life with a med student named Nick, and his relationship with his eight-year-old son. So many depend on Troy, especially his family who count on him to keep their restaurant from going up in smoke. But Troy has his own problems to worry about. Because when he’s not working on his next savory dish – he’s crawling into bed with every other man besides his boyfriend. Chef Troy is wants to change. But will he be able to do so before the flame in his relationship goes…poof?

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Epoi

Epoi by Ronnell Cleveland

The leaders of the new world struggle to keep power as a five-hundred-year-old threat re-emerges. New challengers, old allies, and old foes make things that much more complicated. Who will hold power when it's all said and done? Can the threat be eliminated, or will they have to learn to live with it? Journey through Epoi and find out.

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Black Butterfly

Black Butterfly by Marsha Bullock

Mykell Green and her older brother hit man Big Mike set off a chain of unprecedented events, when they rescue a young girl off the streets of Detroit. Little did they know just how their paths had previously crossed or that she would grow up to follow in Big Mikes footsteps. They surely never imagined she'd grow up to be the greatest female boxer of all times.

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The Cartel 5

The Cartel 5 La Bella Mafia by Ashley & JaQuavis

When a Boeing 747 drops out of the sky with the men of the Cartel aboard, the women of the family have to step into their own. With the federal government on their heels and the family on the brink of destruction, a female dynasty is born. After the government's case is thwarted, the ladies plan to take the family legit. They head west to establish a new endeavor, but with new territory comes new problems. The Carter family name doesn't ring as loud as it did in Miami. It's a new set of gangsters, a new set of rules, as the Cartel finds problems with an Arabic millionaire. Even as the new Cartel struggles to go legit, trouble always finds a way into the family's circle. Larceny, deceit, and murder are all in the cards. The Cartel 5 is a page-turning thriller that promises to deliver. This mafia family tries to go corporate, but the streets won't let them. This is the rise of the female Cartel . . . La Bella Mafia.

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The Cartel 7: Illuminati

The Cartel 7: Illuminati Roundtable of Bosses by Ashley & JaQuavis & JaQuavis Coleman

The saga of love, loyalty, and crime continues in the next explosive book in the Cartel series from the minds of New York Times bestselling authors Ashley & JaQuavis. After the tragic and bloody end to The Cartel’s reign, Carter is forced into isolation to evade the law. With his wife, Miamor, facing federal charges and his dear brother, six feet under, Carter has never been more alone. His empire is at his feet and he has no idea how to rebuild his kingdom. The only thing that is certain is that he has to stay out the way and off the radar of the Feds until he can figure out how to get his lady out of prison. Miamor’s freedom is guaranteed—provided Carter help create and distribute a drug that will take the streets by storm. Rubbing elbows with the most notorious, ruthless leaders of the underworld will get him what he wants. But can he win at their game of murder and money?

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I Won't Cry

I Won't Cry by Shaquanda Dalton

From Best Selling Author of "When Love Hurts" comes part 2 of the dramatic love story. Jessica has survived her abusive relationship with Chris, but now she's pregnant with his child. After being thrown out of his apartment and being left homeless, Jessica is determined to keep her independence from him. Even if it means being temporarily dependent on her two best friends Jaylen and his brother Malcolm. But Jessica has another problem. When Jessica's baby is born Chris refuses to claim he's the father and Jessica now has to prove that he is. But what happens when the paternity test come back and it's not what anyone expected? Is it possible that she could be wrong about true father of her child? Turn the pages and join Jessica as she tries to keep her life from falling into shambles all over again.

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A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying A Novel by Ernest J. Gaines

From the author of  A Gathering of Old Men  and  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman  comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. 

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Moth to a Flame

Moth to a Flame by Ashley Antoinette

In the little city of Flint, MI, the good die young and the people left standing are the grimiest of characters. With reign over the city's drug trade, Benjamin Atkins made sure that his precious daughter, Raven, was secluded from the grit that the city had to offer. But when Raven's young heart gets claimed by Mizan, a stick-up kid in search of a come-up, there's nothing Benjamin can do about losing her to the streets. She chooses love over loyalty and runs off with Mizan, but her new role as wifey soon proves to be more than she can handle. Puppy love always feels right, but things turn stale, and she soon finds that everyone she loves has disappeared. All she has is Mizan, but when hugs and kisses turn to bloody lips and black eyes, she realizes that Mizan is not who she thought he was. Raven becomes desperate for a way out, but this time, Daddy can't save her. Every time she finds the courage to leave, fear convinces her to stay. Like a moth to a flame, Raven is drawn to Mizan, even though she knows he'll be the death of her. When the hood life she chose becomes unbearable and the only way out is in a coffin, what will she do?

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Loving The Wrong Man 4

Loving The Wrong Man 4 by Mia Black

After all they been through, Jazmine and Evan are now faced with a life altering event, that could end their budding romance forever. Find out what happens in the final installment of Loving The Wrong Man!

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Married Men

Married Men by Carl Weber

"Full of flavor, wit, and drama." -- QBR Step into the world of four married men whose vows didn't guarantee them a "happily ever after".  .  . Kyle runs a booming business, but his main job is hiding his wife from the sistahs who would skin him alive for marrying a woman like her.  .  .. Easy-going Allen can please his bossy Mama and his gold-digging fiancée--just not at the same time.  .  .. Big-hearted Wil's got a wife with a mouth so big she should consider a career in broadcasting.  .  ..And smooth and sexy Jay's "the man"--not only for his wife, but for all the other ladies he can't resist. But these lifelong friends find their lives turned upside-down when each one is shown the door by his furious woman. The result is a rowdy romp through no-tell motels, divorce court, and jail. And as they fend off strippers, trippers, psycho ex-football players, and worse, they know there's one thing they can always count on.  .  .each other. Praise For The Novels Of Carl Weber "A fast-paced mix of scandal, jealousy and wickedness." -- Publishers Weekly on Player Haters "Compelling."-- Booklist on Baby Momma Drama

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What She Don't Know 4

What She Don't Know 4 by Mia Black

Remi and Kaiden have been through it all in such a short amount of time, but Remi’s latest surprise isn’t the half of it. During the chaos, she made a huge mistake. Now, it’s time for her to own up to it. Chloe hasn’t forgotten what her niece did, and she’s determined to make sure no one else forgets either. With vengeance on her mind and a broken heart in her hands, she vows to ruin any hopes for Remi’s future. Kaiden didn’t ask for any of this, but he also didn’t do much to prevent the inevitable. Now, he has to fight for what he wants and do what’s right for all involved. Find out what happens in part four of What She Don't Know!

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Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor A Novel by Colson Whitehead

From the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of  The Underground Railroad : a tender, hilarious, and supremely original novel about coming-of-age in the 80s.   Benji Cooper is one of the few black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals have built a world of their own.   The summer of ’85 won’t be without its usual trials and tribulations, of course. There will be complicated new handshakes to fumble through and state-of-the-art profanity to master. Benji will be tested by contests big and small, by his misshapen haircut (which seems to have a will of its own), by the New Coke Tragedy, and by his secret Lite FM addiction. But maybe, just maybe, this summer might be one for the ages.

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The Cartel 3

The Cartel 3 The Last Chapter by Ashley & JaQuavis

The Cartel has come full circle with this fast-paced, groundbreaking novel, the finale to the hit series by New York Times bestsellers Ashley & JaQuavis. Miamor is fighting for her life in the belly of the beast. She's been kidnapped, and she's staring death in the eye. Is the reign over for the head of the Murda Mamas? Carter is in federal custody and leaves the Diamond Empire to Zyir and Mecca. When the past comes back to haunt Mecca and the truth finally comes to light, will The Cartel rise or fall? Breeze is in the clutches of the crazed Ma'tee, and she desperately searches for a way out. Will she escape, or die his love slave? The answers to these questions lie inside the pages of Cartel 3: The Final Chapter. Open it to discover the shocking truth, and prepare yourself for the unpredictable conclusion of one of the best street series of all time.

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What She Don't Know 3

What She Don't Know 3 by Mia Black

Remi took a risk. Now she has to pay the consequences.  Kaiden thought he had it all under control. Little did it know that the person in full control is the woman he scorned. One phone call changes everything, and now he has a real problem on his hands. With so much trouble swirling around them, another twist in their sorted tale is about to turn everything upside down. Are they strong enough to withstand this latest surprise? Find out what happens in part three of What She Don't Know!

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