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The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club) - Ta-Nehisi Coates Cover Art

The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club)

The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club) A Novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates

For every Oprah’s Book Club pick sold, Apple will make a contribution to the American Library Association to support local libraries. OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK •  From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. “This potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin establishes [Ta-Nehisi Coates] as a first-rate novelist.”— San Francisco Chronicle “Nearly every paragraph is laced through with dense, gorgeously evocative descriptions of a vanished world and steeped in its own vivid vocabulary.”— Entertainment Weekly Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known. So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures. This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children—the violent and capricious separation of families—and the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today’s most exciting thinkers and writers, The Water Dancer is a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen. Advance praise for  The Water Dancer “In prose that sings and imagination that soars, Coates further cements himself as one of this generation’s most important writers, tackling one of America’s oldest and darkest periods with grace and inventiveness. This is bold, dazzling, and not to be missed.” — Publishers Weekly  (starred review) “Coates brings his considerable talent for racial and social analysis to his debut novel, which captures the brutality of slavery and explores the underlying truth that slaveholders could not dehumanize the enslaved without also dehumanizing themselves. Beautifully written, this is a deeply and soulfully imagined look at slavery and human aspirations.” —Booklist  (starred review)

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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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Heaven, My Home - Attica Locke Cover Art

Heaven, My Home

Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke

A Best Book of the Year Book Page * Financial Times * Kirkus * SheReads * Sunday Times In this "captivating" crime novel (People) by the Edgar Award-winning author of Bluebird, Bluebird, Texas Ranger Darren Mathews is on the hunt for a missing boy -- but it's the boy's family of white supremacists who are his real target 9-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; now he's alone in the darkness of vast Caddo Lake, in a boat whose motor just died. A sudden noise distracts him - and all goes dark. Darren Mathews is trying to emerge from another kind of darkness; after the events of his previous investigation, his marriage is in a precarious state of re-building, and his career and reputation lie in the hands of his mother, who's never exactly had his best interests at heart. Now she holds the key to his freedom, and she's not above a little maternal blackmail to press her advantage. An unlikely possibility of rescue arrives in the form of a case down Highway 59, in a small lakeside town where the local economy thrives on nostalgia for ante-bellum Texas - and some of the era's racial attitudes still thrive as well. Levi's disappearance has links to Darren's last case, and to a wealthy businesswoman, the boy's grandmother, who seems more concerned about the fate of her business than that of her grandson. Darren has to battle centuries-old suspicions and prejudices, as well as threats that have been reignited in the current political climate, as he races to find the boy, and to save himself. "Locke's work is political in the most impactful, necessary sense, as she tells stories of crimes both personal and systemic, all while showing a complete mastery of suspense, plotting, and style." --CrimeReads

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Bluebird, Bluebird - Attica Locke Cover Art

Bluebird, Bluebird

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Winner of the 2018 Edgar Award for Best Novel One of CrimeReads's Best Novels of the Decade A "heartbreakingly resonant" ( USA Today ) thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from the author of Heaven, My Home When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. From a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV show Empire, Bluebird, Bluebird is a rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas. "In Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke has both mastered the thriller and exceeded it." --Ann Patchett

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The Revisioners - Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Cover Art

The Revisioners

The Revisioners A Novel by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year "Sexton takes on [Toni Morrison's artful invocation of the ghost] in her new novel The Revisioners . . . She writes with such a clear sense of place and time that each of these intermingled stories feels essential and dramatic in its own way." —Ron Charles, The Washington Post "A powerful tale of racial tensions across generations." — People In 1924, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm. As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery. Now her new neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte, seeks her company, and an uneasy friendship grows between them. But Charlotte has also sought solace in the Ku Klux Klan, a relationship that jeopardizes Josephine’s family. Nearly one hundred years later, Josephine’s descendant, Ava, is a single mother who has just lost her job. She moves in with her white grandmother, Martha, a wealthy but lonely woman who pays Ava to be her companion. But Martha’s behavior soon becomes erratic, then threatening, and Ava must escape before her story and Josephine’s converge. The Revisioners explores the depths of women’s relationships—powerful women and marginalized women, healers and survivors. It is a novel about the bonds between mothers and their children, the dangers that upend those bonds. At its core, The Revisioners ponders generational legacies, the endurance of hope, and the undying promise of freedom. "[A] stunning new novel . . . Sexton’s writing is clear and uncluttered, the dialogue authentic, with all the cadences of real speech... This is a novel about the women, the mothers." ― New York Times Book Review

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Bailey's Cafe - Gloria Naylor Cover Art

Bailey's Cafe

Bailey's Cafe A Novel by Gloria Naylor

A “moving and memorable” novel about a cafe where everyone has a story to tell from the award-winning author of The Women of Brewster Place ( The Boston Globe ). In post–World War II Brooklyn, on a quiet backstreet, there’s a little place that draws people from all over—not for the food, and definitely not for the coffee. An in-between place that’s only there when you need it, Bailey’s Cafe is a crossroads where patrons stay for a while before making a choice: Move on or check out?   In this novel, National Book Award–winning author Gloria Naylor’s expertly crafted characters experience a journey full of beauty and heartbreak. Touching on gender, race, and the African American experience, Bailey’s Cafe is “a sublime achievement” about the resilience of the human spirit ( People ).    

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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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Desperate Hoodwives - Meesha Mink Cover Art

Desperate Hoodwives

Desperate Hoodwives An Urban Tale by Meesha Mink

The first sexy drama-drenched novel in "a can't miss series" ( Essence ) about four women struggling to find a way out of the projects in Atlanta by any means possible. DREAMS OFTEN DIE IN THE PROJECTS From their front stoops at Bentley Manor, longtime residents Miz Osceola and Miz Cleo have seen just about everything and know all too well that there's no happily-ever-after in the projects. There's only the desperate need to get out by any means possible. Aisha has what every other ghetto girl envies: a loving man who supplies her with all the fashion, money, and accessories that scream "hood success." Now that her husband's in jail, Aisha may have to put something more precious than her designer gear up for sale in order to maintain her image. The cost may be too high even for her expensive tastes. Devani knows she's found her way out of the hood when she sleeps with Tyrik, a star pro athlete. When Tyrik's calls get further and further apart, Devani's mother suggests the perfect scheme: become his baby momma. Will Devani's plans force her man to commit, or backfire with the worst of consequences? Molly is so in love with her husband, Junior, that she doesn't care if she's the only white girl in the hood. Blinded by her love, Molly lets everyone walk all over her. But Junior may cross the line, forcing Molly to give back all the abuse she's taken. Lexi has five children—and four broke baby daddies. Now she is married to Luther, Mr. Right in every way but in the bedroom. Determined to finally provide a good man for her kids, Lexi must struggle to fight her cravings for sex with her ex. Will she stay faithful to her husband or give in to a passion that may very well prove deadly?

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Still a Mistress Part 2 - Tiphani Montgomery Cover Art

Still a Mistress Part 2

Still a Mistress Part 2 The Mistress Series by Tiphani Montgomery

Lured by money and men, Still a Mistress explores the gritty world of good girls gone bad. A year after the tragic death of her family, Oshyn is still trying to piece together what's left of her life. While struggling to return to a drama free world, she is optimistic about her future. Little does she know that her cousin, Chloe, has reappeared to finish what she started, a vindictive cycle of mayhem. When Chloe finds herself in water that's too deep, a face from her past comes back to haunt her. She ends up pulling out every trick in the book, determined to make it to the top. Get ready to enter a heart-pounding world of danger while Oshyn and Chloe take you on a ride, you'll never forget. Still a Mistress is sexually charged, and tests the boundaries of revenge when family vow to fight until death.

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Linden Hills - Gloria Naylor Cover Art

Linden Hills

Linden Hills A Novel by Gloria Naylor

The National Book Award–winning author of The Women of Brewster Place explores the secrets of an affluent black community. For its wealthy African American residents, the exclusive neighborhood of Linden Hills is a symbol of “making it.” The ultimate achievement: a home on prestigious Tupelo Drive. Making your way downhill to Tupelo is irrefutable proof of your worth. But the farther down the hill you go, the emptier you become . . .   Using the descent of Dante’s Inferno as a model, this bold, haunting novel follows two young men as they attempt to find work amid the circles of the well-off community. Exploring a microcosm of race and social class, author Gloria Naylor reveals the true cost of success for the lost souls of Linden Hills—an existence trapped in a nightmare of their own making.  

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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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His Dirty Secret 3: Kim's Story - Mia Black Cover Art

His Dirty Secret 3: Kim's Story

His Dirty Secret 3: Kim's Story by Mia Black

After many more passion-filled encounters with Lloyd, Kim is all in and can’t see herself with anyone but him. Yet things quickly changes when Lloyd suddenly goes ghost on her. With Kim not being able to get a hold of him and him not calling, this causes her to ponder how events have played out between the two. Did she scare him off? Or did Lloyd just reveal his true colors?  Find out what happens in part three of His Dirty Secret: Kim's Story!

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The Cartel 5 - Ashley & JaQuavis Cover Art

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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His Dirty Secret 2: Kim's Story - Mia Black Cover Art

His Dirty Secret 2: Kim's Story

His Dirty Secret 2: Kim's Story by Mia Black

After reuniting with Lloyd, things are moving and moving fast. Kim's feelings for Lloyd are only getting deeper and deeper, and she can't wait to share the news with her friend Rochelle. But now that Rochelle knows, she might have some news of her own for Kim. Find out what happens in part two of His Dirty Secret: Kim’s Story!

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The Bridal Suite - Rochelle Alers Cover Art

The Bridal Suite

The Bridal Suite by Rochelle Alers

Bestselling author Rochelle Alers’ returns to romantic New Orleans in this uplifting series featuring four very different friends embarking on the dream of a lifetime . . .   With her besties in the Big Easy, Nydia Santiago is second-guessing staying behind in New York City. So when Jasmine Washington calls with the exciting news that she’s getting married, Nydia happily rushes to New Orleans to be her maid of honor. Once she visits the lovely Garden District estate her friends are transforming into a luxury inn, she’s wistful to join them in their venture. Then she meets the sexy engineer in charge of the renovation. With his seductive Southern drawl, Lamar Pierce could make her believe in love again . . .   Lamar is confident, responsible, and settled—everything her ex, an aspiring Latin music singer, wasn’t. But Lamar is also a widowed father to a pre-teen girl in need of a mother, something Nydia’s not ready to be. When her ex makes a very public proposal, suddenly Nydia is running from the paparazzi—straight into Lamar’s arms. But is she ready to take the leap from singlehood to wife and mother?. . .     Praise for  The Inheritance    “The ambiance and flavor of New Orleans are on full display.”  — RT Book Reviews , 4 Stars    “A novel that resembles female bonding romance series like The Bride Quartet by Nora  Roberts. . . . Capitalizing on its assets: the sensuous Big Easy setting and the rarely encountered middle age romance.”  — Kirkus Reviews

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Loving a Savage 3 - T.L. Joy Cover Art

Loving a Savage 3

Loving a Savage 3 by T.L. Joy

Khari finally has a chance to have a happily-ever-after with someone, but it’s going to take a lot more than luck to keep it. Gunz is ready to move on, but with a pair of crazy exes threatening his new relationship, a better future may be impossible to obtain. Find out what happens in part three of Loving A Savage!

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Wifey - Kiki Swinson Cover Art

Wifey

Wifey by Kiki Swinson

Kira owns a profitable hair and nail salon. She lives in a nice home in an exclusive community with her husband Ricky, an infamous, well-known drug dealer from the rough streets of D.C. He is also known to be one of the most feared men in the South. Because of Ricky's drug-empire, Kira finds herself in the most dangerous situation ever. Ricky forces Kira to believe that he's going to call on his reinforcements, so everything will end in his favor. However, unknown to Ricky, Kira felt the need to devise an escape plan on her own. Will she choose loyalty or her life? In a world where everyone wants to be "wifey" the question is--can you play your position and handle the drama the streets will throw your way?

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The Wide Circumference of Love - Marita Golden Cover Art

The Wide Circumference of Love

The Wide Circumference of Love A Novel by Marita Golden

2018 NAACP Image Award Nominee An NPR Best Book of 2017 From acclaimed author Marita Golden comes a moving African-American family drama of love and devotion in the face of Alzheimer’s disease. You just can’t plan for this kind of thing. Diane Tate certainly hasn’t. She never expected to slowly lose her talented husband to the debilitating effects of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As a respected family court judge, she’s spent her life making tough calls, but when her sixty-eight-year-old husband’s health worsens and Diane is forced to move him into an assisted living facility, it seems her world is spinning out of control. As Gregory’s memory wavers and fades, Diane and her children must reexamine their connection to the man he once was—and learn to love the man he has become. For Diane’ daughter Lauren, it means honoring her father by following in his footsteps as a successful architect. For her son Sean, it means finding a way to repair the strained relationship with his father before it’s too late. Supporting her children in a changing landscape, Diane remains resolute in her goal to keep her family together—until her husband finds love with another resident of the facility. Suddenly faced with an uncertain future, Diane must choose a new path—and discover her own capacity for love.

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Taking What's Hers 4 - Mia Black Cover Art

Taking What's Hers 4

Taking What's Hers 4 by Mia Black

Just when her life can’t get any worse, Kiyana finds herself in a dangerous situation. All secrets will be exposed in this fourth installment of Taking What’s Hers!

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Money Maker - Tonya Ridley Cover Art

Money Maker

Money Maker by Tonya Ridley

Everyone has an addiction...what’s yours? Mena Austin is a certified paper chaser who knows no boundaries when it comes to money, especially the counterfeit kind. Just when her boyfriend Trick thinks he’s got something unique and profitable going on, Mena slips in and betrays him leaving everything behind. Things get crazy, but Mena finds herself on top and in the arms of someone who means her no good. Thousands of dollars are being made and eventually Mena seems to have everything she’s ever wanted. However, her empire is threatened when her ex-boyfriend, Trick wants his operation back and will stop at nothing until he gets the ultimate revenge. When old friends turn into enemies and greed calls, Mena won’t know who to trust. Money Maker will give an eye-opening glimpse into the world of counterfeiting and into a battle where winner takes all. They say money is the root of all evil, but in this case it may be the cause of death.

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Perfect Fit - Brenda Jackson Cover Art

Perfect Fit

Perfect Fit by Brenda Jackson

Sage Dunbar is dealt a shattering double blow when she discovers that her fiancé has depleted her bank accounts and her father has been having an affair. Reeling with shock, she accepts a job promotion that involves relocating to Anchorage, Alaska. She never expects to cross paths with a man who will challenge everything she thought she knew about love. Gabe's "sex-only" relationship policy has been working just fine, keeping him free of messy entanglements and emotional baggage. Then he meets Sage, and his no-commitment ways start to lose their appeal. But Sage isn't ready to give her heart and trust to another man any time soon. With a single-minded determination that surprises even him, Gabe resolves to convince her that true love can erase every obstacle--real or imagined--in its path. . .. Praise for Brenda Jackson's Perfect Timing "A warm reading experience." -- Booklist "One of the best." -- Romantic Times "A writer before her time." --Carl Weber

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His Dirty Secret 7: Kim's Story - Mia Black Cover Art

His Dirty Secret 7: Kim's Story

His Dirty Secret 7: Kim's Story by Mia Black

Things have gone from bad to worse for Kim. Just as she’s decided that Santana is the man she wants, she has a new problem – one that she must keep secret from everyone. But that’s hard to do when the man she knew better than to waste her time with is following her every move. As things continue to heat up with Santana, life for Kim becomes more complicated. It’s only a matter of time before her secret is out, but first she has to figure out which man she’ll end up tied to for the next eighteen years. Find out what happens when steamy nights with Mr. Wrong and Mr. Might Be Right leads to them down a winding path. Someone’s life is about to change in a very big way. Find out what happens in His Dirty Secret: Kim’s Story!

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His Dirty Secret 10 - Mia Black Cover Art

His Dirty Secret 10

His Dirty Secret 10 by Mia Black

Damiah is out for blood. Revenge is the only thing on her mind and it doesn’t matter who tries to tell her otherwise. She is just waiting for a chance to put her plan into motion and finally get Jayla out of the picture for good. Jayla is enjoying life with Shane. He’s everything she could’ve ever wanted and more. Their life together is all that matters to them, but on what begins as ordinary day soon turns deadly. Damiah has found her way in and won’t be stopped until Jayla’s perfect life is over.

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A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest J. Gaines Cover Art

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying A Novel by Ernest J. Gaines

“This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.”— Chicago Tribune Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, A Lesson Before Dying is a deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. From the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman .

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Lot - Bryan Washington Cover Art

Lot

Lot Stories by Bryan Washington

"Phenomenal" --Justin Torres, author of We the Animals "Brilliant" --Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun “A profound exploration of the true meaning of borders.”  —The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF 2019 in the  New York Times  by Dwight Garner A  New York Times  Notable Book of 2019 In the city of Houston - a sprawling, diverse microcosm of America - the son of a black mother and a Latino father is coming of age. He's working at his family's restaurant, weathering his brother's blows, resenting his older sister's absence. And discovering he likes boys. Around him, others live and thrive and die in Houston's myriad neighborhoods: a young woman whose affair detonates across an apartment complex, a ragtag baseball team, a group of young hustlers, hurricane survivors, a local drug dealer who takes a Guatemalan teen under his wing, a reluctant chupacabra. Bryan Washington's brilliant, viscerally drawn world vibrates with energy, wit, raw power, and the infinite longing of people searching for home. With soulful insight into what makes a community, a family, and a life, Lot explores trust and love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms.

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Love on the Low 4 - Mia Black Cover Art

Love on the Low 4

Love on the Low 4 by Mia Black

Now that Lacresha has thrown a wrench in his plan, Royce has to own up to his responsibilities, even if that means he has lose the woman he really loves. Mika can’t believe this is happening, but isn’t the type of woman to put her life on hold for a man. Royce made his choice and now he has to live with it. Lacresha got exactly what she wanted, but for how long? Find out what happens in part four of Love On The Low!

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Secrets of a Kept Woman 2 - Shani Greene-Dowdell Cover Art

Secrets of a Kept Woman 2

Secrets of a Kept Woman 2 by Shani Greene-Dowdell

FIVE YEARS LATER There comes a time in every woman's life when she must put herself first. That is a lesson Shayla Davis learned tenfold when her ex-husband committed the ultimate betrayal and married her best friend. Five Years Later, Shayla has bounced back and is living a life of success and blessings as a psychiatry resident. With a loving husband, energetic toddler and renewal in her relationship with God, she is right where she is destined to be. However, the goodwill to step in and help an old friend that needs her may land her a chair on the other side of her psychiatry desk. Rhonda Wilson has Titus' ring and his baby and, as far as she is concerned, she is winning...until he decides to move to Atlanta to get away from the street life and starts working at a construction site. Having low to no money is not acceptable to Rhonda and, when she starts plotting and scheming to get back on top, no one is safe.

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Luxe Two: A LaLa Land Addiction - Ashley Antoinette Cover Art

Luxe Two: A LaLa Land Addiction

Luxe Two: A LaLa Land Addiction A Novel by Ashley Antoinette

Bleu is addicted...addicted to the luxe life and it has led her down a road of self-destruction. She knows what it feels like to be turned out by the game. With a crack cocaine addiction that she can’t seem to escape, she is desperate for a savior. Her problem is she has two great loves that want to come to her rescue. When her best friend, Noah comes searching for her she is faced with a dilemma. Will she let him save her? Or will she stick with the kingpin, Iman, who has loved her since their first encounter? Or will both men lose her to a love she can’t get rid of...one that abuses her...and one that will be the death of her...the love of the high, in Luxe Two: A La La Land Addiction by New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette.

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His Dirty Secret 6: Kim's Story - Mia Black Cover Art

His Dirty Secret 6: Kim's Story

His Dirty Secret 6: Kim's Story by Mia Black

Kim has done the unthinkable! Just when she took one step forward, she finds herself taking two steps backward. One wild night drastically changes her life, and brings her a whole new level of drama.  Find out what happens in part six of His Dirty Secret: Kim’s Story!

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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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Man on the Run - Carl Weber Cover Art

Man on the Run

Man on the Run by Carl Weber

One man must prove his innocence while finding which friend betrayed him in this high-drama, action-packed novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Family Business series. Jay Crawford has spent too long paying for a crime he didn't commit. For ten years, he's been in prison, waiting for the right opportunity to prove his innocence. But when his family is threatened, the time for waiting is over. Jay just didn't realize that escaping would be the easy part... To get justice, he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back -- Wil, Kyle and Allan. But how long will Allan let Jay stay in his house if his new wife seems to prefer the sexy ex-con sleeping on their couch? And does helping Jay mean Wil finally gets pulled into the not-exactly-legal Duncan family business? As Kyle finds his loyalties -- and his finances -- stretched to the limit, who will he have to sacrifice? A man on the run requires absolute trust, but Jay might just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal...

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Taking What's Hers 8 - Mia Black Cover Art

Taking What's Hers 8

Taking What's Hers 8 by Mia Black

Kiyana can’t believe how quickly things turned around. Just when she thought the pieces of her life were falling back into place, she finds herself on the wrong end of a deadly battle. With no viable options and everything, including love and friendship, stacked against her, any decision she makes could change the course of her life. Find out what happens in the final installment of Taking What’s Hers!

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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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Love on the Low 3 - Mia Black Cover Art

Love on the Low 3

Love on the Low 3 by Mia Black

Mika knew things would get complicated when she decided to sleep with Royce, but she never realized how difficult things would become for them. Royce is used to bad situations, but he didn’t think sneaking around with Mika behind Lacresha’s back cause as much trouble as it has. Now, they have a big decision to make. Their secret relationship isn’t the only problem they’ll face if they reveal their relationship. Lacresha has a secret of her own.

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His Dirty Secret 2 - Mia Black Cover Art

His Dirty Secret 2

His Dirty Secret 2 by Mia Black

When Jayla finds out the truth behind Darius, she finds herself between a rock and a hard place. Leaving a man is one thing, but it's easier said than done... especially when you are in love with him and everything he has to offer. Find out what happens in part two of His Dirty Secret!

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His Dirty Secret 4 - Mia Black Cover Art

His Dirty Secret 4

His Dirty Secret 4 by Mia Black

When Jayla discovers that Darius isn’t the only one stepping outside of his marriage, she wrestles with whether or not to divulge that information or keep it in her back pocket for the time being. After all, it’s not like Darius is an innocent man. She’s more concerned with who Shenice is spending her time with. Familiar with Jamar, Shenice’s other man, Jayla knows all too well how this will turn out if Darius finds out. Can she control her anxiety and make sense of it all before tragedy strikes?

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Family Business - Book IV - Vanessa Miller Cover Art

Family Business - Book IV

Family Business - Book IV by Vanessa Miller

Angel and Demetrius Shepherd loved each other with an everlasting love, but their love is soon tested when one attack after the next threatens the safety of their children. Angel must determine if love is enough to keep her and Demetrius together. Demetrius is growing weary of being the son of a gangster. He sees the light in Angel’s eyes and the love in her heart and desires that for himself. But no matter how many times Demetrius tries to get out of the life his father inducted him into, some sucka pulls him back in. This time they messed with his children, and Demetrius is going to make them pay.  Angel wants Demetrius to trust the Lord, but Demetrius can’t figure out how a man with so much vengeance in his heart could ever receive grace from a holy God?

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Never Trust The One You Love 2

Never Trust The One You Love 2 by T.L. Joy

*** Find out what is about to unravel in part 2 of Never Trust The One You Love! *** Love is nothing sweet when Sweetz and Krazy are caught up in the dangerous and deadly web of the street life. Now that they are starting fresh in California, they run into a whole slew of problems. Everyone carries their own motives and nothing is what it seems to be, but can they realize this before it's too late? Find out what happens in part two of Never Trust The One You Love!

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Tears of a Hustler PT 2 - Silk White Cover Art

Tears of a Hustler PT 2

Tears of a Hustler PT 2 Tears of a Hustler, no. 2 by Silk White

Tears of a hustler 2 will pick up where Tears of a hustler left off. This action packed sequel will have you at the edge of your seat begging for more. G-money is back, but this time he's on a mission, not only is he running things all by himself now, but he still has unfinished business that needs to be settled, with Detective Nelson, Rell, and Big Mel. When a unstoppable force meets an unmovable object the outcome isn't pretty. Also find out what happens to Ali, Nancy, and the rest of the gang. Once again Silk White takes readers on a ride they won’t forget.

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A Gathering of Old Men - Ernest J. Gaines Cover Art

A Gathering of Old Men

A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest J. Gaines

A powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man--set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s. The Village Voice called A Gathering of Old Men “the best-written novel on Southern race relations in over a decade.”

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Flexin & Sexin Volume 2 - Ashley Antoinette, Erick S. Gray, JaQuavis Coleman, Treasure Blue, Dashawn Taylor, J. Tremble & Nichelle Waller Cover Art

Flexin & Sexin Volume 2

Flexin & Sexin Volume 2 Sexy Street Tales by Ashley Antoinette, Erick S. Gray, JaQuavis Coleman, Treasure Blue, Dashawn Taylor, J. Tremble & Nichelle Waller

Flexin & Sexin is back with its second installment of urban erotic tales. This anthology is jammed packed with sexy street tales featuring some of today's hottest urban & erotic authors.

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He Loves Me, He Loves You Not PT 3 - Mychea Cover Art

He Loves Me, He Loves You Not PT 3

He Loves Me, He Loves You Not PT 3 He Loves Me, He Loves You Not by Mychea

Phylicia hits the ground running in this highly anticipated sequel to He Loves Me, He Loves you Not 2 Puppetmaster. Back to set the record straight and claim what s hers, Phylicia continues her pursuit of Trent. Not caring who or what gets destroyed in the process, she lands in the rural city of Greensboro, North Carolina to fulfill her undying obsession of him. A wrench is thrown into her plans when a man named Elliott forces her to rethink her plight and dares to show her what true love can really feel like. Elliott, a man with a past; recently relocated to Greensboro, North Carolina where he is aiming for a fresh start to his abnormal and chaotic life. Trying to put the pieces back together after a heart wrenching tragedy took his family away from him, he has sworn off dating until he can get past old demons that continue to plague his mind, body, spirit and life. That is until he meets one woman that he cannot deny his attraction for and shows him what happens when an unstoppable force meets an unmovable object. Once again Mychea takes readers imaginations on an emotional ride so turbulent that your heart won t be able to stop racing. Rejoin the lives of the characters you love to root for and discover if love can ever triumph... or if revenge scores to settle die hard

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His Dirty Secret 4: Kim's Story - Mia Black Cover Art

His Dirty Secret 4: Kim's Story

His Dirty Secret 4: Kim's Story by Mia Black

Kim and Lloyd have finally reconnected and things keep getting better and better between them. Yet when Lloyds baby mama, Ariyah, decides that she is not going to let him go without a fight, everything is bound to change. Ariyah's sudden arrival presents a major problem for Lloyd and a more than uncomfortable moment for Kim. But what Ariyah has in her possession... could turn this encounter into a fatal one for all parties involved! Find out what happens in part four of His Dirty Secret: Kim’s Story!

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His Dirty Secret 5: Kim's Story

His Dirty Secret 5: Kim's Story by Mia Black

After dealing with the drama, Kim tries to move on…but moving on is harder than she thought. Especially since Lloyd is making it his business to win her back. But just when she is about to give in and try it again with Lloyd, she meets a new man who appears to be everything she wants and more.  Find out what happens in part five of His Dirty Secret: Kim’s Story!

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His Dirty Secret 8: Kim's Story - Mia Black Cover Art

His Dirty Secret 8: Kim's Story

His Dirty Secret 8: Kim's Story by Mia Black

With a baby on the way, Kim couldn’t be more thrilled about moving to L.A. to start a new life with Santana, but first, she’ll have to find a way to convince her family and friends that the move is the best thing for her and their child. Can Kim finally have the strong, loving relationship she’s always craved or will the naysayers ruin her chances?

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His Dirty Secret 9: Kim's Story - Mia Black Cover Art

His Dirty Secret 9: Kim's Story

His Dirty Secret 9: Kim's Story by Mia Black

With her wedding plans in full swings, it’s hard for Kim to keep a smile on her face. Her family is stressing her. Santana’s new director is meddling and making it perfectly clear that she has eyes for him. On top of that, Kim should be focusing on having a healthy baby. Will the madness around her ever subside so she can begin a lifetime of new memories with the love of her life?

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Taking What's Hers 7 - Mia Black Cover Art

Taking What's Hers 7

Taking What's Hers 7 by Mia Black

Now that Ty and his drug operations have been taken down, Kiyana can finally be at ease. When she agrees to accompany Darrin to dinner, sparks fly. Both see in each other what they’ve always wanted in a partner, but with complicated relationships nipping at their heels, they try their best to take things slow, but Darrin has no intention of letting Kiyana slip out of his sight! Find out what happens in part seven of Taking What’s Hers!

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Married to da Streets - Silk White Cover Art

Married to da Streets

Married to da Streets by Silk White

Rico born and raised in Harlem, New York is tired of being broke. Still living at home with his mother, who is a drug addict, he finds himself trying to think of new ways to get money. Crossing paths with the notorious Smoke& Rico's life turns into a roller coaster. Strap up and enjoy the ride as Silk White takes you into a life in the streets as you find yourself wrapped into some of the deadliest sins: lust, greed, envy, anger and pride. Find out how Rico engages into the street life, so deep, that marriage seem to be his only option with no plans of divorce. Will Rico make it out the game before it's to late? Or will his life benefit the lives of others around him? Join Rico as he takes you on a ride you won't forget.

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Butterfly - Ashley Antoinette Cover Art

Butterfly

Butterfly by Ashley Antoinette

Butterfly is the first novel in an all new series by New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette! “Run away from the boy that gives you butterflies, he's going to break your heart.” Morgan Atkins had been told that phrase ever since she was a little girl and still she allowed herself to fall for the boy that made her heart flutter. After losing her first love, Morgan is terrified to love again. She's settled for a comfortable life with a respectable man. She has everything. She's living in the lap of luxury and although she's comfortable, she's bored out of her mind. When a ghost from her past blows into town, she finds herself entangled in an illicit affair. It's wrong, but she can't fight the butterflies he gives her and honestly, she doesn't want to. She can't hide the natural attraction she feels and soon, she's so deep involved that she can no longer tell where the boundary between right and wrong lies. Her heart is telling her one thing, but her head is saying another. Morgan Atkins has always been a spoiled girl and she tries to have it all, but when she's forced to choose between a good man and a bad boy, someone will end up hurt. Someone just may end up dead. Morgan Atkins has been through more tragedy than one girl can bear. Will she weather this storm? Or will the ultimate heartbreak ruin her for good?

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Hi Five

Hi Five by Joe Ide

One woman. Five personalities. IQ is back to piece together a Newport Beach murder with an eyewitness who gives "people person" a whole new meaning. Cristiana is the daughter of the biggest arms dealer on the West Coast, Angus Byrne. She's also the sole witness and number one suspect in the murder of her boyfriend, found dead in her Newport Beach boutique. Isaiah Quintabe is coerced into taking the case to prove her innocence. If he can't, Angus will harm the brilliant PI's new girlfriend, ending her career. The catch: Christiana has multiple personalities. Among them, a naïve, beautiful shopkeeper, an obnoxious drummer in a rock band, and a wanton seductress. Isaiah's dilemma: no one personality saw the entire incident. To find out what really happened the night of the murder, Isaiah must piece together clues from each of the personalities . . . before the cops close in on him.

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