Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Forthcoming: Francis Ray - In Another Man's Bed

Francis Ray
In Another Man's Bed

February 6, 2007

When Justine walks in on her husband with another woman, she flees their cabin, promising a swift divorce. Andrew pursues her in his car, intending to get his wife back. But when his car goes over a cliff, hours later Justine is looking down at her comatose husband,wondering how it ever came to this.

Now she is faced with a difficult choice about whether or not to pull the plug. And if she does, is it because of his cheating ways or because its the humane thing to do? Should she keep faith for his supportive mother that hell revive from his coma?

Then, when an old flame resurfaces, will Justine follow her heart or her conscience?


Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Forthcoming - Renee Luke - Dipped In Chocolate

Renee Luke
Dipped In Chocolate
February 6th

From the author who made her stunning debut in Chocolate Kisses comes a sinfully delicious erotic anthology. A trio of erotic treats from an author who knows how to seduce-and deliver.

In Gimme Some Sugar...Jackson never realized how much he loved his friend Alexis-until her wedding day. Now all he has to do is convince her that their harmless kissing games over the years weren't so harmless after all.

In 4 U Sweetheart...Toni never imagined that a night of speed-dating could lead to something serious. Until the hunk of her dreams slipped her a candy heart that said "Pick Me."

In Dipped in Chocolate...Nathan wants a special delicacy for his sister's bridal shower. He finds it in Jayla, the owner of a decadent chocolate shop. Now Nathan may have to abandon his bachelor ways for a piece of chocolate that's a little more solid.


Monday, January 29, 2007

The Forthcoming: Velvet - The Black Door

The Black Door
February 6, 2007

Ariel Vaughn is a high-powered attorney and a partner at her firm, dating one of the most eligible bachelors in New York City, who is a powerful judge firmly on the political path. Shes living the high life, but her sex life has hit a low point. Once a tiger between the sheets, the judges interest has cooled considerably, and Ariel is wound so tight shes about to explode.

But when a hot young escort introduces her to The Black Door and her best friend encourages her to try it out, she finds a fantasy playground for womenfull of every sexual temptation a girl could imagine. It is there that she meets a man who turns her on physically, mentally and emotionally.

But when her surreal sexual life starts to spill into her real life, things begin to spiral out of control. Ariel stands to lose everything that means anything to her for that next titillating romp behind The Black Door.


Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Forthcoming: Gammy L. Singer - Hard Luck And Trouble: A Landlord's Tale

Gammy L. Singer
Hard Luck And Trouble: A Landlord's Tale

From one of today’s most compelling writers comes this unforgettable novel set in legendary Harlem, New York—a place brimming with vitality, tarnished glory, and new beginnings…
Amos Brown knows trouble comes in threes. First off, he’s got a notorious West Indian drug lord on his back. Amos isn’t into drugs, but he’s got a nasty gambling habit. After losing at poker, he owes the drug lord big-time. Second, Amos’s bride of six months disappeared when his numbers running business went down the drain so he’s out everything except the kitchen sink. The luck that’s forced him to sell off his worldly possessions has also made him the owner of two Harlem brownstones, inherited from the father he met only once in his life…
So while Amos is waiting for the third axe to fall, he’ll have to settle into his new life as a landlord. That means dealing with some of 128th Street’s most colorful and intriguing characters. Amos has heard of skeletons in the closet, but apparently he’s got one in his basement. Resolving to put together the pieces of the mysterious discovery, Amos has no idea that he will also be putting together the puzzle of his past—and working out his future…

Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Forthcoming: Rena A. Finney - Halfway To Tomorrow

Rena A. Finney
Halfway To Tomorrow

Gwendolyn James has always been her baby sister's keeper. The two have shared an inseparable bond from childhood to brink of tempered adulthood. But when Tiffany James dies, her vow to share everything with Gwen is broken. Gwen is left with a myriad of unanswered questions and the guilt of letting go. Tiffany's untimely death brings Gwen's world to an abrupt halt and changes her relationship with her mother forever. Gwen's best friend since grad school and the third of the early years threesome, Patrice Henderson is successful and her assertive and confident persona is an un-waiving match for her "take it or leave it" friendship only lifestyle. She encourages Gwen to take a leave of absence from the communication's firm and join her for some much needed rest and relaxation and to allow the balm of friendship to soothe her soul and bring some solace and peace to her world.

Friday, January 26, 2007

The Forthcoming: Monica McKayhan - Indigo Summer

Monica McKayhan
Indigo Summer
February 1st, 2007
Fifteen-year-old Indigo Summer's world finally seems to be going in the right direction: She hooks up with the star linebacker on the high-school football team, gets a date for homecoming and makes the high-school dance squad all in the same week.
But sometimes things are just too good to be true.
After football star Quincy Rawlins abruptly dumps her for a girl who is willing to put out, Indigo's popularity and self-esteem take a nosedive. When her perfect world falls apart, Indigo turns to the one person who seems to have his head on straight--her next-door neighbor, sixteen-year-old Marcus Carter.
The problem is, now that Indigo realizes what a great guy Marcus really is, so does someone else.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Forthcoming: Kimberla Lawson Roby - Love & Lies

Kimberla Lawson Roby
Love And Lies
February 1st, 2007
Truth and lies . . .
At long last, the Reverend Curtis Black appears to be living the straight life. The all-too-human preacher is a bestselling author now, and he and his wife, Charlotte, are raising two adorable children. But the ever-suspicious Charlotte doesn't trust that Curtis has put his womanizing past behind him. While he's on the road promoting his latest book, she knows that there just needs to be one extra-devoted fan in his flock for him to stray.
Secrets and lies . . .
Still, Charlotte is no angel herself, and she's been keeping plenty of secrets from Curtis while he's been away. For one thing, their daughter, Marissa, is behaving bizarrely, reminding Charlotte a bit too much of the man with whom she had an affair five years ago—an affair Curtis won't let her forget.
Then there are the disturbing visits from her so-called brother-in-law, a man once involved with drugs and the law. Curtis has forbidden the family to see him, but the guy simply keeps turning up on Charlotte's doorstep no matter how hard she tries to keep him away.
Charlotte believes with all her heart that things will be better once Curtis comes home.
Love and lies . . .
But Charlotte should be careful what she wishes for. She thinks love is enough to untangle the web of lies she and Curtis have woven for themselves. What she doesn't know is that when her husband finally returns, she'll have some tough decisions to make if she wants to save her soul and salvage her marriage.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Forthcoming: Ann Christopher - Risk

Ann Christopher
February 6th, 2007

A Spark Of Desire…
Fine and fearless, Justus Robinson doesn’t hesitate to hit on gorgeous law student Angela Dennis at his brother’s wedding even though she’s the bride’s sister. That night the two share an unforgettably sexy dance, but nothing more—until ten years later when a tragedy reunites them…
…A Test Of Love
Angela has barely healed from a breakup when her sister and brother-in-law are killed in an accident. Sharing their grief, Justus and Angela discover they are still attracted to one another. But when they find themselves competing to adopt their orphaned young niece, their rekindled passion is sorely tested. Justus is determined to raise the child even if it means alienating the woman he’s never stopped wanting. Reeling from loss and tormented by her desire for Justus, Angela makes a drastic move—one that will change the lives of everyone involved…

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Forthcoming: Alex Tyson - A Compton Chick

Alex Tyson
A Compton Chick
January 30, 2007
At sixteen, Jackie Smalls finds herself with an unplanned pregnancy and a baby daddy who denies paternity.
Jackie can't burden her mother, not when her father has just walked out, leaving six children behind.
Then Jackie meets loving, committed Roger, and is sure things have changed for the better.
But life has a way of unraveling...

Monday, January 22, 2007

The Forthcoming: Brittney Holmes - Living Consequences

Brittney Holmes
Living Consequences

January 30, 2007

Nevaeh Madison seems to live the epitome of the perfect life. She’s the captain of the Varsity cheerleading squad and a straight “A” student with a near-perfect boyfriend, Ronald. Sexual intimacy had never been an issue between them, but when their relationship is put to the test, Nevaeh’s faith is shaken.

Nevaeh’s best friend, Shimone, tries to be the shoulder her friend needs while struggling with finding herself pregnant at the age of eighteen. She knows that the hardest part will be telling her mother and her boyfriend, Marques, who has a reputation for being unfaithful.

Losing her mother at age two and then being neglected by her father causes Sierra Monroe to find comfort and pleasure in the wrong places. After giving herself to so many men, she finds that her actions have major consequences.

As these characters go through very different dilemmas, they will learn life long lessons and soon find that only God’s love and forgiveness can carry them through the hard times.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Forthcoming: P.L. Wilson - Holy Hustler

P. L. Wilson
Holy Hustler
January 30, 2007
Reverend Goodlove the Third and his three sons are known for spreading more than just the gospel around the Sweetwater Powerhouse of God.
Soon, the Pastor has to get more than just his mega-church in order. There are rumors flying about his sexuality and his second wife can't seem to gain respect from the church elders who just won't allow the late Mrs. Goodlove's memory to rest in peace.
His oldest son Damien will have to stop chasing skirts and remember the vows he took before God and his Sweetwater PG family. Reginald, the middle son, will have to quit cooking the books and stop succumbing to the flesh, and baby boy Barry might find his way out of his very peculiar situation.
If all of this happens, then maybe, just maybe the Reverend Goodlove can go back to getting his hustle on from the pulpit! But until then, the sanctified drama promises to make us all scream “Hallelujah!”

Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Forthcoming: Lutishia Lovely - Sex In The Sanctuary

Lutishia Lovely
Sex In The Sanctuary
January 30, 2007
From exciting new author Lutishia Lovely comes a steamy debut in the manner of Victoria Christopher Murray and Kimberla Lawson Roby. Set in a church community on fire for the Lord--and for each other--Sex in the Sanctuary is filled with scintillating sisters, playing brothers, and church matrons trying to run everybody's business...
As first lady of Kingdom Citizen's Christian Center, Vivian Montgomery has it all: a beautiful home, lovely children, and a pastor husband who makes her shout Hallelujah--and not just in church. There's no doubt Pastor Montgomery has a healthy appreciation for the Lord and for the pleasures of the flesh, namely his wife's flesh. If only Vivian's best friend, Tai, was so blessed...
A first lady herself, Tai's husband, King, is pastor of Mount Zion Progressive Baptist Church. But with two affairs under his belt, Tai wonders just what "progressive" means. In fact, she strongly suspects her husband is at it again. Now she can follow her mother-in-law's example and threaten to shoot any would-be-husband-stealing floozies, or she can take Vivian's advice and listen for God's instruction. But Tai's husband isn't the only one fighting temptation.


Whether trying to wait until marriage or just waiting until the next mating opportunity, these congregations are filled with members whose eyes are on more than Jesus! The result is a page-turning read, not soon to be forgotten.


Friday, January 19, 2007

The Forthcoming: Candice Dow - A Hire Love

Candice Dow
A Hire Love
January 30, 2007

"A woman whose young husband dies unexpectedly comes up with the perfect plan to find a new man, and learns that writing her own happy ending comes with a few surprises…"

Fatima Mayo had it all—a gorgeous, loving husband, a creative job as a romance editor, and a fabulous home in New York City. But when her husband died suddenly of a heart attack, her life lost its luster. Now after three years of widowhood, she's decided to plunge back into the dating pool. But dating services are enough to put any woman off men forever. Her friend Mya jokingly suggests that Fatima will only find the perfect guy if she writes a script and hires an actor to play the role, and suddenly Fatima has the perfect idea. She will write a script—and Mya, a casting director, will find the ideal leading man.


Good-looking, intelligent, and talented, Rashad Watkins's acting career is going nowhere. The money Fatima offers is good—but he realizes immediately that the companionship the sexy young widow offers is even better. What he feels for Fatima is the real thing. But now he has to prove he's not just acting…

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Forthcoming: Brittani Williams - Daddy's Little Girl

Daddy's Little Girl by Brittani Williams
Brittani Williams
Daddy's Little Girl
January 30th, 2007

Giselle Doran is a sexy 18 year-old siren that's all about the Benjamin's. Her father is a king in the drug distribution game, and she viewed her father as the perfect man, the type of man she wanted to marry. Shawn is all she's ever dreamed of, or so it seems. She went from being a princess to being a queen, but the royalty didn't come without a price. After losing everything, including her family and being locked away in prison for murder, she realizes that the money, clothes, and cars mean nothing without them, and not even the love she has for her husband can bring back everything he took away from her. Being an heiress to a drug empire doesn't guarantee the life of a princess.
Mimi Gordon was never attracted to the drug dealers or men at all until she met Tony. The lavish life that Tony provided her with only made her want for more. After Tony leaves her high and dry, she finds love with James. James who was recently released from prison has a plan: to become a king in the drug game. Mimi's blissful life quickly turns to sorrow when James acquires a new alias that takes over turning her life upside down.
Follow these two women through their struggle to survive loving a man who destroys everything thing they ever cared about, and see how their paths cross in the most unusual way.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Forthcoming: L. Divine - Drama High: Jayd's Legacy

Drama High: Jayd's Legacy (Drama High)
L. Divine
Drama High: Jayd's Legacy
January 30, 2007
It’s official: South Bay High’s finest, Jayd Jackson, and its coolest white boy, Jeremy Weiner, are a couple. And if that’s not enough interracial drama for South Bay’s mostly white, wealthy student body, Jayd and her bold, beautiful, black renaissance crew have more on the way….
Friends and teachers at South Bay High may be hating, but Jayd and Jeremy are falling in love, and if anyone has a problem with their happiness, especially an ex who’s back in Jayd’s life aiming to sweep her off her feet—well, that’s no surprise. This is Drama High after all. And Jayd is no stranger to controversy—it’s in her blood, and it seems it’s in her girl Nellie’s blood too.
Homecoming is just around the corner, and South Bay High has never had a black princess, queen, or royalty of any kind for any event. But that’s about to change. The Drama Club is sponsoring Nellie to run for the junior class, hoping to give the Cheerleaders and Athletes a run for their money. If Nellie wins, she’ll make history. In fact, Nellie is so deep in the zone, Jayd’s afraid she’ll forget to watch her back because the students of South Bay are serious about their crowns. As Nellie’s chances for victory heat up, so does the hostility from the smartass opposition. Nellie may be flying too high to notice, but Jayd can see the drama coming. And as usual, she’s on it—with a little help from her magical Mama and her mystical ancestors, of course.



Best 'Reviewed' Books of 2006

Best 'Reviewed' Books of 2006

These books are only listed in groups according to the rating that I gave them. There is no numerical order for this list. Congrats to everybody who had a great book last year. And remember, this is for books I reviewed for the website!

Donna Hill Guilty Pleasures 5
Anna J. My Woman, His Wife 5
Michelle Buckley Trippin' 5
Relentless Aaron Extra Marital Affairs 5
Nikki Turner Ridin' Dirty On I-95 5
Noire Thug-A-licious 5
Miasha Secret Society 5
V. Anthony Rivers My Life Is All I Have 5
Amaleka McCall A Twisted Tale Of Karma 5
Crystal Perkins-Stell Hood Rich 5
Carl Weber So You Call Yourself A Man 5
Gloria Mallette What's Done In The Dark 5
Noire Candy Licker 5
Gloria Mallette If There Be Pain 5
Richard Jeanty Neglected Souls 5
Richard Jeanty Neglected No More 5
Travis Hunter Something To Die For 5
Marlon L. Sanders The Other Man 5
Renee Luke Making Him Want It 5
K'wan Eve 5
Derek Jackson Brother Word 5
LaDawn Black Stripped Bare 5

Yasmin Shiraz Privacy 4.5
Carl Weber/Mary Morrison She Ain't The One 4.5
Anna J. The Aftermath 4.5
Treasure E. Blue Harlem Girl Lost 4.5
Richard Jeanty Sexual Exploits of a Nympho 4.5
Black Artemis Burn 4.5
Miasha Diary of a Mistress 4.5
Jatye Born Assassin 4.5
Eric Jerome Dickey Chasing Destiny 4.5

Phillip Thomas Duck Grown And Sexy 4.5
Evie Rhodes Criss Cross 4.5
Pearl Cleage Baby Brother's Blues 4.5
Bernice McFadden Nowhere Is A Place 4.5

Best 'Reviewed' Albums of 2006

Best 'Reviewed' Music of 2006
I have to say 'reviewed' because I didn't get to hear or review everything last year.  But here is a list of all the top rated albums from 2006...only listed in groupings according to ratings....they are not in any specific order besides that.

Best Albums of 2006 – Hip-Hop

Ghostface Killah – Fishscale – 4.5

Jay-Z – The Black Album – 4.0
Ludacris – Release Therapy – 4.0
The Game – Doctor's Advocate – 4.0
Hi-Tek – Hi-Teknology 2: The Chip – 4.0
DMX – The Year of the Dog…Again – 4.0
Pharrell – In My Mind – 4.0
Busta Rhymes – The Big Bang – 4.0
Dj Spinna – Intergalactic Soul – 4.0
Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere – 4.0
Wordsworth – Mirror Music: The Deluxe Edition – 4.0
T.I. – King – 4.0
J. Dilla – Donuts – 4.0
Kev Brown – I Do What I Do – 4.0
Boot Camp Clik – Greatest Hits – 4.0
Rhymefest – Blue Collar – 4.0
Random – The Call – 4.0

Best Albums of 2006 – R&B

Donell Jones – Journey of a Gemini – 5.0
Hil St. Soul – Soulidified – 5.0
New Edition – Gold – 5.0

Corinne Bailey Rae – Corinne Bailey Rae – 4.5
India.Arie – Testimony – 4.5
Boyz II Men – The Remedy – 4.0
Conya Doss – Love Rain Down
Anthony David – Three Chords And The Truth – 4.0
Justin Timberlake – Future Sex/Love Sounds
Lyfe Jennings – The Phoenix – 4.0
Sy Smith – 4.0
Keisha White – 4.0
Rihanna – 4.0
Isley Brothers – Baby Makin' Music – 4.0
Teena Marie – Sapphire – 4.0
Van Hunt – 4.0
Jaheim – Ghetto Classics – 4.0
Ne-Yo – In My Own Words – 4.0
Shanice – Every Woman Dreams – 4.0
R Kelly – Remix City Vol. 1 – 4.0
Goapele – Change It All – 4.0
Heather Headley – 4.0
Mary J. Blige – The Breakthrough 4.0
Jamie Foxx – Unpredictable 4.0
Anthony Hamilton – 4.0

Best Albums of 2006 – Jazz

Various Artists – Uwrapped Vol 4 – 5.0
Maysa – Sweet Classic Soul – 4.0
Various Artists - Streetwize Does Dre – 4.0
Wayman Tisdale – Way Up – 4.0

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Forthcoming: Roy Glenn - Outlaw

Roy Glenn

Roy Glenn, the Master of Urban Suspense, returns with possibly his best novel to date Outlaw; a tale of money, power, love and betrayal. After settling some unfinished business, Mike Black finally returns to New York to retire and enjoy life. That is, until the police show up at his door, take him into custody, and charge him for murder.
His good friend and lieutenant, Freeze, is sure he knows who’s really responsible for the murder, and during Mike’s absence, takes the family to war. But a war’s not what Mike needs. Mike needs for the real killer to be found.
Now, it’s up to an unlikely ally, Detective Kirkland, to find out who framed Mike Black for murder.

Monday, January 15, 2007

The Forthcoming: Keith Lee Johnson - Little Black Girl Lost 3

Keith Lee Johnson
Little Black Girl Lost 3

After his blockbuster success of Little Black Girl Lost, and Little Black Girl Lost II Keith Lee Johnson takes us back to 1950's New Orleans, into the world of betrayal, envy, lust, and murder, where everyone has ulterior motives. The past resurfaces in this third installment of the life and times of seventeen year old Johnnie Wise. Truth has its consequences and Johnnie has a lot to answer for.

The innocent girl we met in the first installment of this compelling series is gone; all that remains is the self-absorbed, self-righteous courtesan who is now complicit in three murders. She is surrounded by enemies who will stop at nothing to see that she pays for her past indiscretions.

Two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars of the money that Sharon Trudeau (Johnnie's Stockbroker) stole is missing--the money Bubbles gave to Johnnie after killing Sharon in a Fort Lauderdale Hotel. The cops think Johnnie's involved and they want answers. Someone has to answer for Sharon's murder. Will Johnnie land on her feet again? Or has her luck finally run out?


Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Forthcoming: Maureen Smith - Taming The Wolf

Maureen Smith
Taming The Wolf

When Samara Layton rejects sexy Marcus Wolf at a fashion show, she doesn't realize how soon she'll regret it.

A wealthy attorney, Marcus is the only one who can save her nonprofit organization from bankruptcy.

As Samara sets out to seduce him, she quickly discovers just how pleasurable it can be to tame a wolf.


Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Forthcoming: Giselle Carmichael - The Politics of Love

Gisselle Carmichael
The Politics of Love

Politics on a good day is a tricky business, and then throw in an outspoken African-American teacher and a charismatic white candidate, and watch the campaign trail heat up.
Schoolteacher Eden Warner is fed up with politicians using school children for their staged press conferences. However, when she comes face to face with Mayoral candidate Chase Mathews, her anger suddenly dissipates as she finds herself physically attracted to the man.
Chase shouldn’t be thinking of crossing the color line with a political race to win. But when love calls, he’ll risk it all in The Politics of Love.

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Forthcoming: Kenda Bell - For Every Love There Is A Reason

Kenda Bell
For Every Love There Is A Reason
By the time barely-married, busy body Norelle figured out that she was beginning to look and act like the woman she blamed for her father’s death, she hoped that her own indiscretions with her son’s father, Tariq, does not cost her the perfect husband when she receives unexpected news. While walking a tight rope of half truths and lies for the sake of love, Norelle turned some of her energy toward helping her best friend Keilah look at the possibility of a second chance at love after receiving news that turned her world topsy-turvy.

What did Andre expect from Keilah after he told her? Was Andre expecting Keilah to explain away his emotional duality, or more specifically, was he expecting answers to questions that were left unasked between them when they made a costly choice two years ago? While Andre attempts to deal with the pain of his past, and anxiety about his present circumstances on his own, Keilah attaches herself to a man who she knows is not right for her rather than contend with the emotional avalanche that began with the choices her mother made so many years ago. Can she hold on for that special someone waiting just around the corner?

When flashbacks of the past and present collide, both Norelle and Keilah ask themselves what won’t they do for love. Norelle must deal with her own demons while Keilah must get emotionally naked once and for all with Andre to put together the pieces of their past so they can go on … with or without each other.

For Every Love There Is A Reason takes the reader into a multi-layered tale of choices and consequences of thirty-something best friends, Keilah and Norelle, who slip and slide with laughter and tears through their own mistakes, as they try to make sense of love on their own terms.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Forthcoming: Brenda Thomas - Every Woman's Got A Secret


One of the hottest young veejays to hit music television, Caroline Isaacs is a prodigy at the top of her game. She hosts her own show where she interviews A-list celebs and dons threads from topshelf designers; she and her boyfriend, Julius, are head over heels in love; and she virtually has it all. At the suggestion of her new ambitious and friendly intern, Marì Colonada, they take the show on the road to boost summer ratings and spice it up.


Off and rolling in a motor mansion RV equipped with every imaginable gadget and luxury, Caroline is meeting fans, stirring up trouble in cities from Las Vegas to Philly, and hitting the hottest clubs on the party scene. Along the way, Caroline and Marì become close friends and the tour is a huge success . . . until the trip takes some unexpected turns that prove costly and life-altering for Caroline. Once Caroline realizes the source, she must delve into the past where she discovers a dark trail of lies, jealousy, and murder. Now that she knows, can Caroline expose the truth and get her life back before it's too late?





Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Forthcoming: Reshonda Tate Billingsley - Blessings In Disguise

Reshonda Tate Billingsley
Blessings In Disguise

The second book in an exciting and inspiring new series
from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley

They share a precious gift. . . .
Joining Rachel Jackson's church youth group has been a lifesaver for Camille, Alexis, Jasmine, and Angel. The fabulous four share everything from juicy gossip to mentoring school kids. But their loyalty is put to the test when two of the girls get caught up in problems of their own -- and may drag their girlfriends down with them.

Will they forget who their friends are?
Wealthy Alexis seems to have the perfect life -- but no one can see her fear as her parents head for divorce. Meanwhile, Jasmine is tired of being the glue that holds her mother and siblings together, and she escapes by moving in with her father. Both girls are tempted to do something drastic to get the attention they crave, and both need to hear Rachel's hard-won advice on why stealing will only get them more trouble. But when it comes to winning back Camille and Angel's trust, Alexis and Jasmine will have to find the answers in their own hearts.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Forthcoming: Brenda Jackson - What A Woman Wants

What a Woman Wants


After a close friend commits suicide, Faith, Monique, and Shannon head to a beach house in Hilton Head. Determined to make the most of their lives, they agree to spend the summer embracing new adventures.

They also embrace new men and a new best friend along the way. Filled with passion and sensuality, witty dialogue and richly drawn characters, this is a story of women taking charge and doing what they want.

And if the right man comes along, especially one who is willing to make an already hot summer even hotter, then pushing the envelope just might give life the jolt it needs.

Monday, January 08, 2007

The Forthcoming: Tracy Brown - White Lines

White Lines
Tracy Brown
White Lines
Jada left home at the age of sixteen, running from her own demons and the horrors of physical abuse inflicted by her mothers boyfriend. She partied hard, and life seemed good when she was with Born, the neighborhood kingpin whose name was synonymous with money, power, and respect.
But all his love couldn't save her from a crack addiction.
Jada goes from crack addict and prostitute to survivor and back again before she finds the strength to live for herself and come out on top. And her stormy romance with one of the fiercest hustlers on the streets makes White Lines one of the most unforgettable urban loves stories of the year.

Friday, January 05, 2007

The Forthcoming: Noire & 50 Cent - Baby Brother

Baby Brother
Noire & 50 Cent
Baby Brother
MTV/G-Unit Books


The seven Davis brothers made a promise to their mother on her deathbed: they would each make something of their lives. And they vowed they would watch over eighteen-year-old Zabu Davis, their baby brother.

Intelligent, driven, and charismatic, Baby Brother had resisted the lure of Brooklyn street life and was headed for Stanford University on a pre-med scholarship. But on the eve of his departure for California, in a split second of blinding violence, Baby Brother's life is thrown onto a tragic collision course.

Soon, his devoted brothers follow a path of blood justice that will rock the city streets. Baby Brother was their pride and joy. Now, he's their reason to fight for vengeance.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Forthcoming: K. Elliott & 50 Cent - The Ski Mask Way

Ski Mask Way
K. Elliott & 50 Cent
The Ski Mask Way
MTV/G-Unit Books


Back in New York City, Seven was the seventh child. But here in Charlotte he's number one on every ladies' list. Even behind bars, he managed to sex a female corrections officer, who lost her job and found herself pregnant. Now Seven is out of the pen and back on the streets.
A small-time dealer with big-time dreams, he's ready to take care of business -- for his baby, his baby's mother, his slammin' girlfriend, and his empty wallet. But first, he's got to play the game with the biggest pushers in town. He'll be a soldier for The Man. Then he'll rob the suckers blind before they figure out what's going down.
Sure, it could get him killed. But Seven knows there are things in life worth living for -- and things worth dying for. And sometimes you can't tell the difference.


The Forthcoming: Nikki Turner - Death Before Dishonor

Death Before Dishonor
Nikki Turner & 50 Cent
Death Before Dishonor
MTV/G-Unit Books

Trill Johnson has five years of jail time under his belt, two women trying to get inside his pants, and one mission in his heart of hearts: Get the suckers who sold him out. And get 'em good.
Sunni James will do anything for Trill. Lie, cheat, steal. Even risk losing her successful beauty salon to save him from the mean streets of Richmond.
Precious Pay will do anything for Trill, too. She cribbed his kid while he did his time, so now she wants Trill to pay for the leg she lost in a robbery gone wrong.
But when love is a lie, who do you trust? When the deals turn dirty, who do you betray? And when the guns start blazing, who's going down?


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Forthcoming: Electa Rome Parks - Ladies Night Out

Electa Rome Parks
Ladies Night Out

Electa Rome Parks-acclaimed author of Almost Doesn't Count, The Ties that Bind, and Loose Ends-now explores the bonds among four women and the secret confessions that could put their friendship at risk.

Lexie, Meshell, Tonya, and Tracee are single and successful best friends. Devoted to each other since college, they've bonded over a monthly ritual to regroup and keep it real. With a little wine, drama, and laughs, they discuss their dreams, betrayals, families, and without a doubt, the men in their lives that come and go.
But tonight, ladies' night out arrives with a twist- and a revelation that could threaten a longstanding friendship or bring four women closer to understanding themselves, their men, and their secret passions than ever before.

Monday, January 01, 2007

The Forthcoming: Storm - Eva: First Lady Of Sin

Bi-racial, bi-curious and breathtakingly beautiful, no man (or woman) is safe from her insatiable, sexual appetite.
Eva LoDolce…
Her young, voluptuous body is her most reliable weapon of mass destruction until she’s reduced by Brand, an impressively wealthy, handsome, male whore and the first lover to push her past mere orgasms to mind-numbing ecstasy.


Brand has secretly given Eva something more than both had bargained for. And living with the guilt and shame of her sexual health crisis threatens to change her life forever!


Hold on tightly and take a wild ride on Eva’s emotional rollercoaster as she surrenders to her lusts and looks for love in all the wrong places.


Eva LoDolce…

Can a life-altering situation change Eva’s hypersexual lifestyle or must unsuspecting others pay the price for one man’s misdeeds? Who will be the next willing victim of the First Lady of Sin?

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