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Wednesday, January 31, 2007
The Forthcoming: Francis Ray - In Another Man's Bed
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?
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Tuesday, January 30, 2007
The Forthcoming - Renee Luke - Dipped In Chocolate
Dipped In Chocolate
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.
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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.
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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…
Saturday, January 27, 2007
The Forthcoming: 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
February 1st, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
The Forthcoming: Kimberla Lawson Roby - Love & Lies
Kimberla Lawson Roby
Love And Lies
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
The Forthcoming: Ann Christopher - Risk
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
The Forthcoming: Alex Tyson - A Compton Chick
A Compton Chick
Monday, January 22, 2007
The Forthcoming: 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
Saturday, January 20, 2007
The Forthcoming: Lutishia Lovely - Sex In The Sanctuary
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
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.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
The Forthcoming: Brittani Williams - Daddy's Little Girl
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
The Forthcoming: L. Divine - Drama High: Jayd's Legacy
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
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
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
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, 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.
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?
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Sunday, January 14, 2007
The Forthcoming: 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.
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Saturday, January 13, 2007
The Forthcoming: Giselle Carmichael - The Politics of Love
The Politics of Love
Friday, January 12, 2007
The Forthcoming: Kenda Bell - For Every Love There Is A Reason
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
EVERY WOMAN'S GOT A SECRET
. . . UNTIL LIFE GOT COMPLICATED.
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
from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
The Forthcoming: Brenda Jackson - What A Woman Wants
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
Sunday, January 07, 2007
On The Line w/Radiah Hubbert - Jan 2007 featuring Tracy Brown
Tracy Brown talks to Radiah Hubbert about:
- Her new novel 'White Lines'
- Her literary journey
- Her upcoming projects (including the sequel to 'Dimepiece')
- Her advice for aspiring authors
- Her favorite authors and books
- And Much More!!!
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Friday, January 05, 2007
The Forthcoming: Noire & 50 Cent - Baby Brother
Noire & 50 Cent
BUT FOR HIS OLDER BROTHERS,
IT WAS THE ONLY WAY.
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
K. Elliott & 50 Cent
The Ski Mask Way
HARD DEALS. HARD TIME.
The Forthcoming: Nikki Turner - Death Before Dishonor
Nikki Turner & 50 Cent
Death Before Dishonor
THREE REASONS TO DIE.
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.
Monday, January 01, 2007
The Forthcoming: Storm - Eva: First Lady Of Sin
Eva: First Lady of Sin
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.
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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