Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Forthcoming: Reshonda Tate Billingsley - With Friends Like These

Reshonda Tate Billingsley
With Friends Like These
Available Now @

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

Only one girl will be chosen....

In the year since Camille, Alexis, Jasmine, and Angel joined Rachel Jackson's church youth group, the four best friends have bonded over boys, pitched in on community projects, and shared their deepest secrets. There's nothing they don't know about each other -- or is there? When a special guest arrives at Rachel's group and announces auditions for a television talk show, the girls will come to know a side of each other they never knew existed. And they may not like what they see.
Will the four friends become enemies?
The race to find the perfect host for KRCP's Teen Talks is heating up -- the competition is fierce, and so are the lies the girlfriends tell about each other in order to win the coveted spot. But more painful than any lies they can concoct is the cold, hard truth: none of them will reach their ultimate dreams if cutting each other down is how they choose to get ahead. Is winning a place in the spotlight worth losing their friendship?


Friday, March 30, 2007

The Forthcoming: Joy King - Hooker To Housewife

Joy King
Hooker To Housewife
April 3, 2007

Tyler Blake is the new “it” girl in Hollywood and dating one of the hottest directors in Tinsel Town. Unfortunately, he is also married. And to add more drama, T-Roc, a controlling ex-flame from Tyler’s past, once again finds his way back in her life. Just when she believes her life can't get any more complicated, she falls in love with Andre Jackson. He has it all—money, fame, movie star looks, and the bad boy reputation that Tyler vowed to stay away from. More than that, Andre has Chantal Morgan, his long-term girlfriend and mother of his child, who is determined to go from hooker to housewife. But when Andre is cast opposite Tyler in the lead role of her new movie, sparks fly. Tyler may have finally met her match with this femme fatale of all industry chicks.


Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Forthcoming: Phillip Thomas Duck - Apple Brown Betty

Phillip Thomas Duck
Apple Brown Betty
April 1, 2007

Freelance magazine writer Cydney Williams is excited to review a new restaurant that's helping to revitalize her hardscrabble New Jersey hometown, especially when she meets the owner. Restaurateur Desmond Rucker is as delicious and seductive as the rich desserts created in his kitchen, and the instant connection between them feels right and real. Too bad not everyone is happy about it.

Cydney has worked hard to get ahead at college and at her job, but she's worked hardest of all to keep her family from shattering what she's so carefully built. Cydney loves her Momma, no question, but watching the once beautiful and vibrant Nan Williams sink deeper and deeper into addiction is more than she can bear.

Cydney's brother, Shammond Slay, is another story. Handsome, charismatic Shammond was once a promising athlete. Now he's living a lavish lifestyle with no visible means of support…and whatever is behind it can't be legal. To Cydney, her brother is two different people: protective, generous Shammond, and destructive street-thug Slay. Like Cydney, he's a damaged soul, but unlike his sister, he's not willing to let go of his bitterness, or his family. And now, with everything Cydney cares about on the line, she'll have to face secrets, betrayals and the consequences of her own choices before she can claim the new life and sweet love she's always wanted….


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Forthcoming: Joyce E. Davis - Can't Stop The Shine

Joyce E. Davis
Can't Stop The Shine
April 1, 2007

When an American Idol-like competition comes to Atlanta, Kalia and Mariama Jefferson (sisters who couldn't be more different) stop arguing long enough to agree on one thing: Kalia has to try out. A senior at a prestigious performing arts high school, Kalia has a shot at making her dream come true. And with sixteen-year-old Mariama cheering her on, Kalia sings her heart out, eager to beat thousands of other hopefuls.

But when Kalia makes the top twenty, the competition really begins—on stage and at home. Suddenly, Kalia and Mariama are up against each other. And there's only one way to win….



Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Forthcoming: Joylynn Jossel - Wet

Joylynn Jossel
April 3, 2007

Two Sensual Novellas

In "Thicker Than Water", Become entangled in this passionate thriller that proves blood isn’t always thicker than water. Tye and Wade are identical twin brothers who were inseparable as boys, teenagers and now men. No one ever thought that anything could come between them; And they were right. Not anything could come between them. It was anyone they should have been more careful of. Dinah is the woman of every man's dreams and the woman every other woman dreams of being. Dinah is Wade's best friend, but Tye has plans of his own for her. As the plot thickens, each character becomes a threat to the other, but somebody takes the threat too far. With everyone playing each other against one another, you'll never see the twisted ending coming.

In "The Ghost Writer", although Rhain Garrett’s daily nine to five pays for her necessities in life, her nightly devotion and knack for the written word is her passion. For extra money on the side and to feed her literary desires, Rhain takes other people’s thoughts and translates them into sentimental keepsakes. What seemed like an uneventful life for Rhain all changed after a chance meeting with a man named Fred. Not only does she meet this man who brings out a sensual side of her that she didn't know existed, but she also gets the highest paying ghostwriting opportunity yet. Just as quickly as the sun rises on Rhain’s dull life, it sets. That dream come true high paying ghostwriting gig turns out to be a nightmare that lands Rhain as the number one suspect in a murder case, which leads her to believe that Fred might not be who he says he is. Joylynn M. Jossel brings yet another page turning, spicy thriller to her reading fans. Brace yourself because in this emotional roller coaster of a ride, when it rains, it pours. So try to stay dry, but according to the'll get WET!


Monday, March 26, 2007

The Forthcoming: George K. Jordan - That Moment When

George K. Jordan
That Moment When
April 3, 2007

Damon Harvey needed a change. The bills stacked on the night stand wouldn't disappear just because he tossed them in the trash. His wife Maria and their son Q,, expected him to provide for their needs. And hustling was not doing it. As he tapped the gun pressed against the small of his back, he knew he was making the right decision. He walked through the front doors of the bank knowing he was doing what needed to be done to care for his family. But what Damon didn't realize was the choice he made in that moment would affect not only him but four other people, all tied into the actions he took. THAT MOMENT WHEN is a novel that explores choices we all think are miniscule, but can impact a lifetime. Through Damon, and the the people he encounters, we learn how a moment really can change everything.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Forthcoming: Anthony Fields, Crystal Perkins-Stell - Ghostface Killaz

Anthony Fields, Crystal Perkins-Stell
Ghostface Killaz
March 30, 2007

Step inside the life of Manny Stone, as he takes you on his seven day journey. Manny, a true G is on a mission to take over various DC neighborhoods. Once things get out of hand, the Mayor of the Nations Capitol is ordered by the President to get his city in check. Is Mayor Wellington as grimey as the thugs on his gloomy district streets. Can him and a team of city officials really be the Ghostface killaz..


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Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Forthcoming: Mark Anthony, MadameK - Girls From Da Hood

Mark Anthony, MadameK
Girls From Da Hood
March 27, 2007

In the third installment of the runaway hit series, Girls From Da Hood, urban fiction veteran, Mark Anthony, and erotic drama newcomer, Madame K, turn up the heat with fiery stories that will leave the reader breathless. Stripping in one of the hottest clubs in the country affords you a nice "hood rich" living. Well, that's how it is for Latisha Lovely and her roommate, Lexi. With nothing but money on their minds, the two agree to take part in a more lucrative hustle than stripping. But when things start to turn bad, Latisha and Lexi must decide to either become "Snakes or Snitches." In "Star Quality," R&B diva Star Marshall is the envy of every woman and the desire of every man. However, her superstar status doesn't come without problems. Onstage and in the studio, she is a puppet, controlled by her record company, manager, and the whims of her fans. But behind closed doors, Star turns the tables, engaging in a secret life that, if exposed, could cost her everything, including her sanity.


Friday, March 23, 2007

The Forthcoming: L. M. Ross - Manhood: The Longest Moan

L. M. Ross
Manhood: The Longest Moan
March 27, 2007

This is a tale of youthful ambition, of four cats on a mission to be nothing less than stars. Ty is a writer who pines for love. David is a dancer who burns with lust. Browny is a singer who yearns for the kiss of celebrity. Face is an actor whose role it is to emote the biggest of lies. Together, in the mean and rhythmic streets of New York City, they seek their fame, fortune, and prize. Some want to know of love's ultimate sigh, and some find the rainbow. All find unexpected surprises in a story about dreams, lust, and the meaning friendship, the test of disease, and the definition of trust.

In a twenty year span, who among them is destined for true greatness?


"Ross delivers a story that is sharp, juicy, wicked, and unapologetically brazen. " - James Earl Hardy, author of the bestselling B-Boy Blues series

"Manhood: The Longest Moan pulses with extraordinary rhythm and seethes with unrelenting passion and pain. Mr. Ross has poetically penned the perfect novel!" -Lee Hayes, Bestselling author of Passion Marks & A Deeper Blue


Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Forthcoming: Meisha Camm - Mistress

Meisha Camm
March 27, 2007

All Vivian Gibbs wanted was to be married to Robert. All Robert Gibbs wanted was to be married to Vivian—and have plenty of women on the side. Their daughter, Alexis, had grown up witnessing their constant fighting over the years.

Alexis Gibbs has an addiction and his name is Jarred Simmons. For the past three years, she has struggled to find the key that unlocks the undeserving hold he has on her heart. Through thick and thin, Alexis has been by Jarrad's side and tolerated his ways, and all she's received for her troubles are empty promises, broken commitments, and countless trips to the abortion clinic.

Now, Alexis has to make a choice in her relationship: move on and make a new life for herself with a man who knows how to treat a woman or continue to be Jarrad's Mistress.


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Article on 50 Cent and G-Unit Books

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The Forthcoming: Nia Stephens - Boy Shopping

Nia Stephens
Boy Shopping
March 27th, 2007

Being the only girl in a rock band sounds great, but lately Kiki feels like the only guys she comes into contact with are loser groupies and her band mates who don't seem to even realize she's a girl. With her cool retro clothes and cute looks, there's no reason for Kiki not to have a boyfriend so she decides it's time to go Boy Shopping. But who will she pick? Lyman, a classical pianist and awesome DJ? Joshua, a cute Asian American jock? Jacob, cryptic and mysterious? Michael, who's smart, funny, and seriously sexy? And then there's Mark, the bassist in Kiki's band, who has suddenly started to see her in a whole new light...and it's all up to the reader to decide...


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Forthcoming: Candice Poarch - Golden Night

Candice Poarch
Golden Night
April 3, 2007

From the award-winning, national bestselling author of Bittersweet comes the first book in a thrilling new trilogy of romantic suspense…

A Missing Heirloom…

The town of Paradise Island, Virginia, is in the midst of a crime wave. Topping the list is the mysterious death of twenty-nine-year-old Gabriel Long’s great aunt and the disappearance of her family’s antique bowl. Now Gabriel finds herself the owner of her late aunt’s B&B and trustee of the valued heirloom. But how can she begin to unravel the events of the night it disappeared when she barely remembers them?

Leads To Shocking Discoveries…

Gabriel shares an amazing personal history with the B&B’s chef Cornell Price. His great uncle and her great aunt were lovers for more than fifty years. Gabriel’s relatives warn her to avoid Cornell. But the warning proves difficult to heed as their desire for one another intensifies…

And The Greatest Treasure Of All…

Gabriel and Cornell soon discover a friend of Cornell’s also disappeared along with the antique bowl. As they search for answers, Gabriel finds herself in Cornell’s arms—and in his bed. With so many mysteries surrounding them, they must risk their newfound love if they are to find the missing heirloom—and have a future together…

Candice Poarch is a nationally bestselling author of seventeen novels. She was reared in Stony Creek, Virgina, and currently lives in Springfield, Virginia, with her husband and three children. A former computer systems manager, she has made writing her full-time career. Candice is a graduate of Virginia State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics.



Monday, March 19, 2007

The Forthcoming: Pat G'Orge-Walker - Cruisin' On Desperation

Pat G'Orge-Walker
Cruisin' On Desperation
March 27, 2007

The members of the Oh-Lawd-Why-Am-I-Still-Single church group have gathered to complain about the slim pickings in their little town of Pelzer, South Carolina. They’re determined to revamp their man-chasing tactics. And newcomer Birdie Tweet, the only Caucasian member of the group, may offer just the opportunity they’re looking for…

At forty-two and nearly six feet tall, Birdie’s love life has been as unpromising as the other women’s until a recent phone call from a man she met two years before. Honey-colored and debonair, Lyon Lipps is an irresistible Afro-Latino hunk. Unbeknownst to Birdie, he’s also a con artist who has seduced women of all ages, races, shapes, and sizes. Now he’s found Jesus and wants to reconnect with good Sister Tweet.

But when Birdie passes around Lyon’s photo, which is actually his mug shot, several in the group recognize him. Even their sorriest wallflower, Sister Petunia, has been blessed—and cursed—with his attentions. With each tale, Birdie’s hopes for romance die, and her anger is resurrected…

The ladies devise a way to get payback from Lyon Lipps while improving their chances of meeting men at the same time. They’re going cruising aboard the aptly named ship, Desperation of the Seas. And they’re planning to trick Lyon into sailing along with them by making him the lucky “winner” of a free ticket.

Soon, they’re sailing the high seas, riding a wave of bickering, betrayal, and unholy behavior, with plenty of laughs—and a few genuine revelations—along the way…

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Forthcoming: Kayla Perrin - We'll Never Tell

Kayla Perrin
We'll Never Tell
April 3, 2007

Shandra James is a man stealer. As a pledge of the exclusive Alpha Sigma Pi sorority, she should know her place, and know not to throw herself at one of her sister's boyfriends. Phoebe, Miranda, and Camille decide to teach her a lesson one night. A lesson that involves humiliation but nothing more. Soon, the lesson turns deadly and the three women find themselves facing three new rules: never mention what happened that night, protect each other, and tell no one. Yet when a murderer comes calling, they each discover that rules are meant to be broken. We'll Never Tell is Kayla Perrin's most provocative, suspenseful novel yet.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Forthcoming: Wahida Clark - Thug Matrimony

Wahida Clark
Thug Matrimony
March 27, 2007

Essence® bestselling author Wahida Clark has got her finger on ghetto pulse. In her series on sisters trying to rise above the streets, she portrays a raw and true-to-life world where love can be just as dangerous as the men who cause it...
Angel, Jaz, Tasha, and Kyra are living proof that hope is more than a word. The four girlfriends are pulling themselves out of the ghetto—and trying to bring their hearts up to higher ground with them. But sometimes the past ain’t in no mood to let go...
Angel has met the brother of her dreams—after living through a nightmare with Snake. Believing that pimp is dead, Angel has moved on. She’s starting her own law practice and a new life with Kaylin, a drug dealer who’s stepped outta the game to run a recycling business and a hot new record label.
But the past is never far from Kaylin, and when an unwanted guest crashes their wedding, all the rage and bloodlust from the hood comes bustin’ out—and Angel’s gonna need every prayer in heaven to make it to the altar...

Friday, March 16, 2007

The Forthcoming: J.D. Mason - This Fire Down In My Soul

J.D. Mason
This Fire Down In My Soul

April 3, 2007

Love. Sex. Obsession. When Faylene Watkins starts counseling the women of her husband’s congregation, three very different women teach her just how dangerous the combination can be.

Choir girl Elise thinks she's found a good man in Jay. A truck driver, he came blowing into her life one sultry night. Irresistible and sensual, he’s caught up in romancing Elise. However, when she’s ready for happily ever after, he realizes that he can't just walk away from his wife and two children. And Elise just can’t seem to let him go.

Everyone knows that singles ministry leader Renee is full of herself. When she takes her latest interior decorating job, she thinks her client’s husband is hot, and together, they're on fire. Meanwhile, his wife wants to be friends, and it’s not long before the whole thing turns into a twisted game.

For twenty-five years Tess's life revolved around her unfaithful husband (who sits on the deacon’s board) and their two wonderful sons. But now the kids have left the nest and Tess wants to spread her wings. She’s got a new job and a new social life (outside of the church) when a new man--a most forbidden man--steps into the picture to rock her world. But all that glitters isn't gold.


Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Forthcoming: Nyah Storm - Confessions of a Sex Therapist

Nyah Storm
Confessions of a Sex Therapist
Available Now!

Have you ever wondered why a sex therapist's clients are so important them? One hint: it's worth more then money. Nikki Thompson is a smart, sexy woman who indulges in her sexual fantasies and pleasures. Her past is what drives her into her current career as a sex therapist, and what motivates her to use her clients for her own sexual pleasures. Nikki sees her clients as her very own personal sex toys to play with, at her disposal, until she takes on a new client, Unique. After playing with Unique, Nikki finds out that nothing in her world is as it seems.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Forthcoming: Victor McGlothin - Sinful

Victor McGlothin
March 27, 2007

Everybody’s got a weakness and Chandelle Hutchins’ is a love of material possessions—a love that is causing serious trouble in her marriage. Chandelle’s latest object of desire is an expensive new house. Her husband Marvin knows they can’t afford it—and he also knows he can’t talk Chandelle into giving it up. With their relationship crumbling under a mountain of debt, it may just be easier for Marvin to walk away. But with Chandelle’s scheming cousin Dior in town, money may be the least of the couple’s problems…

Dior’s weakness is her insatiable appetite for causing trouble—and her latest target is her cousin’s marriage. When the time is right, Dior would like nothing more than to seduce Marvin on the rebound. But Dior is being trailed by her own troublemaker: a crazed female employer who refuses to release Dior from her twisted duties as nanny to her children and late night mistress to her kinky husband. Fortunately for everyone involved, the Lord works in mysterious ways. For despite a tangle of lies, manipulation, and mayhem, a series of unexpected events is about to bless everyone with a much needed second chance…


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Forthcoming: Nyema M. Taylor - Love & Consequences

Nyema Taylor
Love & Consequences
March 2007 (re-release)

Nineteen-year-old Skyyzae Raxton played the wild card in her early teenage years only to find out what goes around comes around. Growing up on the wild Southside of Philadelphia, her way out was college until meeting Tykey Tyson, a first round draft pick headed to the NBA. Caught up in living the Glamorous Life, she thought her world had taken a turn for the better until Slim, her manipulative ex-boyfriend, resurfaced and made her life a living hell.


Greed, jealousy, blood, pain and rage fill the air after Slim gives her the option to ride with him or suffer the consequences. With her back up against the wall, she risked taking on the consequences determined to do things her way. They say only the strong survive, but in this story, only the lucky would make it out alive…




Monday, March 12, 2007

The Forthcoming: Gerald K. Malcom - The Last Temptation

MARCH 27, 2007 (re-issue)

The Last Temptation is a multi-layered joy ride through explorations of relationships with Traci Johnson leading the way. She has found the new man of her dreams, the handsome and charming Jordan Styles, and they are anxious to move their relationship to the next level.
But unbeknownst to Jordan , someone else is planning Traci's next move—her irresistible ex-boyfriend, Solomon Jackson, who thugged his way back into her heart. Traci must find a way to complete her journey out of her first and only failed relationship before she can fully proceed with her next.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Forthcoming: Quentin Carter - Contagious (Triple Crown)

Quentin Carter
March 13, 2007

Maurice Jones is a smooth, conniving player who specializes in manipulating young women for his own financial gain. Tired of dealing with the same naïve women day after day, Maurice searches for the one female who can match his wit. Nekole Mitchell is a scheming hood wench who slithers her way into Maurice s life, spreading her sweet but deadly venom amongst Maurice s circle of friends. What begins as a game for Maurice turns into a Contagious cycle of lust, disgust ... and murder, when everyone becomes a victim of their own stratagem.

About the Author
Quentin Carter is a 27-year-old native of Kansas City, Missouri. Currently, Quentin is serving a 10 year sentence in federal prison under the harsh crack cocaine law. In addition to his debut title, the Essence best selling Hoodwinked, Triple Crown Publications recently released the sequel entitled In Cahootz and his latest, Contagious. In the near future, Quentin hopes to grow as an author and become a writer of multiple genres.


Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Forthcoming: Michael Warren - A Private Affair

Michael Warren
A Private Affair
May 2007

Sean is a muscle bound private in the military looking for an exciting change in his love life. As he searches, his bedroom becomes a revolving door. From his wife, to his lover, to his sexy new roommate. But eventually the door will swing wide open to reveal his erotic alternative sex life. He soon gets caught in a triangle of love, deceit, lies, and wild weekends, which will sway him in the wrong direction, and his exotic path will give the military a new reputation. He enters a world where his sexual interest has reached its peak, but the interest is out of the ordinary... Let s just say he will Be All That He Can Be. Will Sean get the best of both worlds or just simply turned out?


Friday, March 09, 2007

The Forthcoming: Michael Covington - Chances (Triple Crown)

Michael Covington
March 12, 2007

Fresh off lock down, DeAndre is back on the inner-city streets of Chi-Town ready to reclaim the glory that he left behind and get paid in a major way. What he thought was going to be an easy transition back into the life of a hustler quickly revealed otherwise. In the midst of coming up in the game and dealing with his own issues is his sister, Deidre, who is all grown up and heavily involved with a notorious and abusive King Pin. DeAndre s attempt to deliver her from the hands of this vicious maniac, the murder of a childhood friend and the deceit of an ex-lover scorned, turns his world upside down, sending him on a path of vengeance from Chicago across international waters. In an urban plot of sex, money, loyalty and betrayal, come witness street life where we are affected by the choices we make and the Chances we take.

About the Author
Michael Covington, a native of Chicago, Illinois, is a graduate of Chicago Vocational High School. Always having had a passion for writing, he used his time and solitude in USP Atlanta Federal Penitentiary to hone his craft. Chances is his first of many novels. He believes that there is a message in every story and the sometimes raw, uncut and uncompromising language in which he writes depicts the reality of life in the stresses of Urban America where we can affected by the choices we make and the chances we take. A faithful advocate for the quality of African Americans, Blacks, people of color and other minorities, he is a supporter of N Cobra-ATL, GSU Black Studies Dept, WFRG 89.3 Community radio station, National Hip Hop Convention, as well as a frequent coordinator of hip-hop summits, poetry slam jams and other various events.


Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Forthcoming: Rique Johnson - Whispers From A Troubled Heart

Whispers from a Troubled Heart
Rique Johnson
Whispers From A Troubled Heart
March 27, 2007 (re-issue)

>From the author of Love & Justice comes the continuing story of Virginia City's detective Jason Jerrard, who must track down a ruthless murderer while he pieces together the remains of his own shattered heart.
While Jason is dealing with his own turbulent emotions following the loss of his beloved Sasha, he encounters two women -- the wife of a political figure and Monique, the first love of his life who has suddenly reappeared -- who both, unbeknownst to each other, vie for his love and affection. Meanwhile, the precinct is trying to solve the mysterious case of several brutal beatings of lonely men who are then left for dead. With his own close friend as the only surviving victim, Virginia City's finest sets out to avenge his friend's attack. In a showdown that seethes with love, mystery, and betrayal, Jason must capture a brutal murderer -- and the heart of the woman he loves.


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Forthcoming: William Fredrick Cooper - There's Always A Reason

William Fredrick Cooper
There's Always A Reason
March 20, 2007

William Frederick Cooper's eagerly anticipated sequel to his wildly acclaimed debut novel Six Days in January is a powerful, heartfelt tale that will resonate with readers everywhere.

In Six Days in January , William Frederick Cooper shed light on the insecurities and fears of African American men through the experiences of his enigmatic protagonist, William McCall. As There's Always a Reason opens, William has experienced another emotional heartbreak at the hands of a woman. When he loses his job, too, William finds himself battling just to survive. When he's convinced he's at his nadir, William meets another woman, Linda Linda Woodson, who begins to restore his faith in all areas of life,illustrating through example that a woman of enormous strength can teach a man the true meaning of love. There's Always a Reason delves into the complex workings of the human heart and its ability to triumph over despair, providing an uplifting message and emotional core that will resonate with every reader.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The Forthcoming: Kendra Norman-Bellamy / Hank Stewart - 3:57 A.M. Timing Is Everything

Kendra Norman-Bellamy / Hank Stewart
3:57 A.M. Timing Is Everything
Available Now!

Essie Mae Richardson is an elderly, wise, and church-going soul. She lives alone, but spends most of her time worrying about those around her. Using God's guidance and wisdom, Essie keeps an eye on things happening around her and when the time is right, reaches out to those who don't even know they need her.

Mason and Elaine Demps are going through the motions of marriage. Elaine's need for more than financial support from her husband overwhelms her after she meets a handsome mechanic who shows an interest in her.
Colin and Angel Stephens are happily married and expecting their first child, yet one careless mistake changes the tone of their marriage and possibly the outcome of Angel's pregnancy.

Jennifer Mays is a single mother to Jerrod, her teenage son who she simply doesn't understand. Jerrod is holding on to past hurts that will send him to his destruction if they aren't resolved.
Quite innocently, Ms. Essie touches each family in her own special way.


Monday, March 05, 2007

The Forthcoming: Monica P. Carter - Sacrifice The One

Monica P. Carter
Sacrifice The One
March 27, 2007

Sacrifice the One is a faith-themed family drama set against the backdrop of rejection, rebellion and redemption. When an adored and treasured woman risks and loses her life to have the child she always dreamed of, a wave of repercussions follows. Rose is the treasured wife of Robert Armstrong. Rose, always headstrong, knows having a baby could be risky after having already miscarried. But she wants nothing more than to hold in her arms the little girl she has always wanted. She bargains with God, if he’ll just give her a baby, she won’t ask for anything else. She gets the baby, but at the stake of her own life. Robert could leave or take becoming a father. All he’s ever wanted was to spend his life with Rose. Everything he does is because of her, for she is the woman who wiped away so many years of loneliness and became the center of his world. When he loses her as a result of childbirth, he can’t take it. He wants to be angry at someone; he wants to be angry with his beloved Rose. But it’s too much weight to carry being angry with the woman he loved more than his own life, so he turns to the next person: the child of that union, Seta.

Furious with God for taking his wife and for never seeming to stand by him, and angry with this child for being the cause of his wife’s death, Robert renounces them both. He doesn’t need God and he doesn’t need this child. He curses God and dumps the baby on Rose’s parents. Seta is devastated when she finds out her father has remarried and has new stepchildren that he allows to call him “Daddy.” She rebels, deciding that since being good didn’t get her anywhere, being bad would definitely get her the attention she deserves - and be more fun. She wants nothing to do with the values her churchgoing grandmother raised her with, as she wonders why her prayers to God for a father’s love have gone unanswered for so long. So Seta goes down a destructive path, all on her search to fill the void. Her and her grandmother, Barbara, fight as Seta’s rebellion tests the family’s foundation of faith.


Sunday, March 04, 2007

The Forthcoming: Marsha D. Jenkins-Sanders - The Other Side Of Through

Marsha D. Jenkins-Sanders
The Other Side Of Through
March 20, 2007

Taking the reader where everyone wants to go—to the source, Marsha D. Jenkins-Sanders introduces us to the story’s beautiful heroine Katlyn Kincaid, a woman who has it all. Possessing an abundance of charm, class, wit, and sex appeal, this successful songwriter is married to the rising singing sensation, Justin Kincaid. Her life is the perfect dream come true. The fact that hundreds of adoring females secretly (some not so secretly) want to step into her shoes and be the next Mrs. Justin Kincaid has never bothered Katlyn, until now.

Stumbling into the Brazilian Goddess, Nikki—a “Plastic Surgeon’s Masterpiece”, at Justin’s Los Angeles concert leaves Katlyn feeling the need to squat, raise her leg and mark her territory. With a number one song in the charts, written by Katlyn, Justin knows he owes her big time—but gratitude isn’t enough to keep him from straying. Despite his denial, it’s becoming clear the only thing keeping them together is a commitment Justin can no longer honor. As Katlyn is forced to let go of her fairytale for the reality of being in love with a man she’s supposed to share with the world, she embarks on a life-altering emotional and spiritual journey in this intricate and thoroughly engaging novel.



Saturday, March 03, 2007

The Forthcoming - Erick S. Gray - It's Like Candy

Erick S. Gray
It's Like Candy

March 20, 2007

Sisters River and Starr leave home in their early teenage years after a lifetime of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse at the hands of their drug-addicted mother. River joins a stick-up crew, robbing drug dealers and pimps after she tempts them with her beauty. But she doesn't know that her crew has one secret they won't even let her in on, and when she falls in love with Eric, one of her victims, she wants out of their dirty game.

Her little sister Starr is working for a pimp named Rome by the time she's 16. After one of her dates assaults and beats her in a motel room, she meets a woman in the hospital who wants to help her change her life. But the game has a hard pull, and Starr can't get out so easily.

Enter Yung Slim: cousin of Eric, out of jail on parole after 7 years, and looking to reclaim the streets for himself and make even on some old grudges. Yung Slim and Rome go to battle, and Eric, torn among his love for River, his ties to his cousin, and the lure of the streets, gets way in over his head. As things on the streets get too hot to handle, the power wars come to a head in an explosive conclusion you gotta read to believe.


Friday, March 02, 2007

The Forthcoming - Jacquelin Thomas - Redemption

Jacquelin Thomas
March 6, 2007

Renowned televangelist Warner Brice has met the woman of his dreams—Marin Alexander, an actress blessed with both beauty and a deep faith. Despite the differences in their careers, the marriage seems made in Heaven—until Marin agrees to give it all up for motherhood and reinvent a new life. Because for Marin, the provocative lure of the spotlight and the wayward gratifications of fame are too desirable to leave behind…

But reviving her career is more difficult than Marin imagined. Seduced into a dark Hollywood underworld of drugs and illicit sex, she falls into a downward spiral— one that threatens not just her family and marriage, but her life as well. And when the limelight proves as elusive as the empty pleasures it promises, Marin discovers that her only hope is her last—a prayer for redemption before all she really loves is lost forever.

On The Line w/Radiah Hubbert - March 2007 featuring J. Tremble

March 2007

J. Tremble talks to Radiah Hubbert about:

- His debut novel 'Secrets of a Housewife'
and the sequel 'More Secrets, More Lies'

- How he got into the book industry
- Why he decided to be a writer
- His upcoming projects
- And Much More!!!

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Forthcoming - Connie Briscoe, Lolita Files, and Anita Bunkley - You Only Get Better

Connie Briscoe, Lolita Files, and Anita Bunkley
You Only Get Better
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Three fascinating women discover that life, love and everything else gets better with age!
Teacher Maxine Davis's life is careening out of control—her marriage is dull, her teenage daughters are driving her insane and she is days away from her fiftieth birthday. New York Times bestselling author Connie Briscoe spins a compelling story of betrayal, forgiveness and redemption in "The Perfect Life," as Maxine discovers the glamorous life she's always coveted may be less satisfying than the "good" life she's been living.

A nasty divorce and the tragic events of 9/11 help an empty nester see beyond the narrow confines of her materialistic existence. In "Three for the Road," Essence and Blackboard bestselling author Lolita Files takes readers on a breathtaking road trip to self-discovery with Lillibelle Goldman, as she meets an unlikely kindred spirit who may hold the key to her second chance for happiness.

In "This Time Around," by bestselling author Anita Bunkley, a successful career woman proves that life doesn't end at forty. At forty-nine, Anika Redmond has just received an extreme makeover and is looking good. With her hot body and power job in place, learn if she gets the one thing in life that still eludes her—a happy ending . . .