Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Forthcoming: Various Authors - Around The Way Girls 4

Various Authors
La Jill Hunt, Dwayne S. Joseph, Roy Glenn
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Artist Jovia Grant is torn between two worlds when she attends a summer art program; Rayne, finally finding Mr. Right, discovers that she is pregnant with another man's baby; and Jada, an exotic dancer, learns the hard way that money isn't the answer, in this latest installment in the dramatic series.

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Forthcoming: Sherri L. Lewis - My Soul Cries Out

My Soul Cries Out
Sherri L. Lewis
My Soul Cries Out
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Monica Harris-Day’s perfect world begins a downward spiral the afternoon she comes home to find her husband in bed...with another man.  After confronting Kevin, her husband of two years, Monica discovers he’s had a lifelong struggle with homosexuality that began at the age of ten after he was molested by a deacon in the church.  For years, Kevin has sought deliverance, crying out to God to make him straight.  He explains his deceit by saying that he thought he had truly been delivered when he married Monica, but was afraid to share his past with her for fear she wouldn’t marry him.  Kevin begs Monica’s forgiveness and wants to save their marriage.  He is convinced that God has indeed delivered him from the spirit of homosexuality and that the one time mistake was just his past coming back to haunt him.  Their pastor, Bishop Walker, offers them marital counseling, but Monica suspects he’s really concerned about maintaining his mega-ministry – the church has grown to 10,000 members since Kevin became the minister of music.  When the pastor swears them to secrecy about their situation and urges Monica to stay in the marriage, she thinks Bishop Walker isn’t willing to risk the potential scandal and church split that would be caused if the truth is leaked to the congregation.


My Soul Cries Out is a compassionate look at the issue of Christians struggling with homosexuality and the redemptive power of God to bring deliverance.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Forthcoming: Nikki Turner Presents - Street Chronicles: Girls In The Game

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Nikki Turner Presents
Street Chronicles: Girls In The Game
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A collection of explosive stories handpicked by the undisputed “queen of hip-hop fiction,” Girls in the Game presents an all-women crew of urban-lit divas. The game here is survival, and every ghetto-hardened gangsta in these tales does what she’s gotta do to make it on–or off–the mean streets. Call them what you will, but until you’ve faced their reality you’ll never know what you would do if you were in their pumps. Just remember: It’s a dirty game, and women are usually the best players.
“Nikki Turner has truly brought the female hustlers to light. Fellas betta watch out, because the Girls in the Game are taking over!”
–LaJill Hunt, author of Drama Queen and No More Drama
“The game ain’t to be told but sold. If that’s so, the women in Girls in the Game should be millionaires!”
–KaShamba Williams, author of Mind Games

“She’s baaaaaaaack! Nikki Turner has returned, bringing with her the new divas of urban fiction. These ladies raise the bar as they chronicle the streets like never before. Get ready for a literary treat.”
–Tracy Brown, author of White Lines

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Forthcoming: Treasure E. Blue - A Street Girl Named Desire

ISBN: 9780345493286 - A street girl named Desire : a novel
Treasure E. Blue
A Street Girl Named Desire
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Bestselling author Treasure E. Blue returns with a gritty against-all-odds urban fairy tale set in the same unforgiving neighborhood as that of his breakout debut novel Harlem Girl Lost.

Desire was born on the streets of Harlem–literally. Her mom, a crack-addicted prostitute, delivered her on a bitter winter’s night after turning a trick and being brutally beaten by the john. Taken from her mother by the state, Desire grows up unwelcoming foster homes, until a local Good Samaritan takes her in. With Miss Hattie Mae’s love and Christian guidance, Desire gains confidence, joins the church choir, and discovers that she’s got a set of pipes–which soon attract the attention of hip-hop’s biggest exec.

But the road to superstardom is paved with dangers and temptations: drugged-out, violent rappers, untrustworthy pro athletes promising romance, and vicious drugs. Despite her phenomenal success and Miss Hattie Mae’s kindness, Desire seems destined for a fall from the top that will slam her back onto the pavement where her mama left her–until an unexpected angel picks her back up...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Forthcoming: Tracy Gray - Thug's Passion

Tracy Gray
Thug's Passion
June 30, 2007

To those on the outside looking in, Passion Hill seems to have it all. She's stunning, self-assured and spoiled. She looks and acts like she's living a charmed life. But looks can be deceiving. Passion's life has been anything but picture perfect. In her 23 years, she's lost a lot. At the age of nine, she was left to mourn her mother's brutal death at the hands of her father's enemies. Thirteen years later, she found herself standing over yet another gravesite crying bitter tears. This time, it was her boyfriend, Lorenzo who was stretched out in the casket. He too, was the victim of a vicious slaying.
After facing the tragedy of losing Lorenzo, Passion makes a promise to herself. She's through messing with hustlers. No more misery and pain. She wants to close the door on that chapter of her life and move on. She's managed to put her life back together with the help of her father, her step mother and Lorenzo's best friend, Jinx Waters. For the first time in years, she's actually happy. She's determined to keep things moving in a positive direction by maintaining her stance on not messing with hustlers…until she meets Solomon Kent.
Solomon Kent is everything Passion wants to avoid. He's unreliable. He's cocky. And he's a baller. He's the last thing she needs in her life. But he's also handsome, funny, sexy and GENEROUS. He's exactly what she needs in her life but at what cost?
What's a female to do when her head and her heart are at odds about what's best for her?   

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Forthcoming: Alastair J. Hatter - The Baddest Chick

Alastair J Hatter
The Baddest Chick
June 26, 2006

While searching for her brother's killer, Deondra "Dee Dee" Davis, out of jail on bail, must deal with a ruthless drug lord, the mob-connected Robinson brothers, a hired assassin, and unexpected love, while eluding Detectives Gary and Perkins who want nothing more than to see her behind bars.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Forthcoming: Mable John with David Ritz - Stay Out Of The Kitchen!

Mable John with David Ritz
Stay Out of the Kitchen!
June 26, 2007
Albertina Merci is back in this delightful second book featuring everyone’s favorite blues singer turned evangelist!

After Albertina’s dear friend Mr. Mario, the owner of Mr. Mario’s Downhome Café, has a heart attack and then loses his wife to diabetes, he decides that his lifetime love of soul food is over for good. Mr. Mario vows to go healthy, both personally and professionally, and tries to get Albertina on board, but it quickly becomes clear that he may be looking for more than pastoral support. And while he is undeniably romantic, Mr. Mario believes in the power of man…not God.

The only heat isn’t in the kitchen, though. Clifford Bloom, a white DJ who has been a fan of Albertina’s since her days as a blues singer, is now a member of her church and he always seems to be there just when Albertina needs him. Could this blossoming friendship be leading somewhere romantic?

Caught between two very different men, Pastor Merci also has to battle to save her little church in the heart of Los Angeles as mega-church pastor Bishop Gold wants not only the land where her church sits, but her nephew Patrick’s loyalty, as well.


Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Forthcoming: Geneva Holliday - Heat

Geneva Holliday
June 26, 2007

It’s spring in New York City, but in the lives of these four friends there’s already plenty of HEAT

Geneva Holliday got your Groove on, gave you Fever, and now she turns up the Heat, in her wildest novel yet. Between their bedroom antics and their busy lives, Crystal, Geneva, Chevy, and Noah are all faced with situations that are way too hot to handle . . .

Crystal’s finding it hard to concentrate at work, and no wonder—she’s got a stud in Antigua who’s beginning to mean more to her than just steamy sex.

While things are red-hot with Geneva and her sexy young man, Deeka, her new diet pills stir up more trouble than her collection of slinky lingerie ever did.

Chevy’s out-of-control spending has finally caught up with her; when her paycheck is almost entirely garnished, she is forced to resort to sex with an ex to keep a roof over her head.

Noah and his partner can’t come to an agreement about adopting children, but one thing’s for sure: A blast from his little-known past with a woman is about to rock his world.

Friday, June 22, 2007

The Forthcoming: TN Baker - Dice

T. N. Baker
June 26, 2007

Wasuan Wells has two loves--one is his beautiful girl of two years, Enychi Carter, and the other is his love for dice. Rollin' dice is an everyday hustle for Wasuan, and he's one of the best the hood has ever seen. No one can defeat him. That is, until he stumbles across a dude from the same hood named Tone who has just as much confidence, a little too much mouth, lots of cash to back it up, and a strong desire for Wasuan's girl. When Wasuan is challenged and the stakes grow high, he finds himself caught out in deeper waters than he can swim in, with Tone dangling three options: pay up, take your last breath, or sacrifice something much greater...his girl, Enychi. But when Enychi agrees to spend one night with Tone in order to save her man's life, she finds herself caught up in an unwilling love triangle like the streets have never known.  Love, betrayal, lies, sex and money are just the beginning in this scandalous tale, where loyalties are put to the ultimate test.
In this new novel, T.N. Baker takes the term "sheisty" to a whole new level.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Forthcoming: Angela Winters - Never Enough

Angela Winters
Never Enough
June 26, 2006
The View Park Saga Continues

National bestselling author Angela Winters tells the intriguing drama of the Chase family—a powerful African-American family who seem to have it all….
With four grown children and a multimillion-dollar empire, Janet Chase has been the perfect partner to her husband Steven, Founder and CEO of Chase Beauty. But her well-ordered world seems to be falling apart…
Daughter-in-law Kimberly Chase has had enough of Janet’s reminders that she doesn’t belong. Kimberly sees only one solution: get rid of Janet. And the only way to do it is by unearthing a skeleton from deep within Janet’s closet…
It’s been almost a year since Carter Chase met Avery Jackson and fell madly in love with her on first sight. He didn’t care that Avery was already engaged. Carter could make the fiancé disappear. And he had, though now it meant hiding a secret that could destroy their future….


Exiled to Europe after a high-profile scandal, twenty-three-year-old Haley Chase has returned home to cause new trouble. This time it involves a dangerously sadistic new beau…


Driven to desperation by a family out of control, Janet may be her own worst enemy in a world where no indulgence, addiction, or desire is out of reach.


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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Forthcoming: Var. Authors / Edited by Brandon Massey - Whispers In The Night (Dark Dreams III)

Edited by Brandon Massey
Whispers In The Night (Dark Dreams 3)
June 26, 2007

Beyond Your Darkest Dreams—
From the deceptive safety of your very own bed to the seeming stillness of country roads and the bustle of urban streets, your darkest realities reveal themselves as you enter hidden realms, crossing the threshold into one man’s tortured mind—a mind haunted by the mocking, derisive voices of his youth… Quench your insatiable thirst for terror at a bar where the drinks are abominable and the patrons never leave. Relive the infamous, harrowing Middle Passage that brought millions of African slaves to America, but this time with a spellbinding twist….
Lie Your Deepest Fears…
From scenes of pulsating ecstasy to unspeakable tragedy, surrender yourself to a world inhabited by bizarre sex cults and violent gangs. Meet the malevolent entities that feed on human misery in the midst of a hurricane’s wrath. Endure a sweltering summer on a swamp inhabited by mischievous spirits intent on possessing the most innocent within their slimy grasp. Submit to the tantalizing temptation and the irresistible pull of the unknown in eighteen stories that will illuminate the horrors within—and without. And whatever you do, don’t turn off the lights…

Table of Contents

Summer by Tananarive Due....................5
Scab by Wrath James White....................27
And Death Rode with Him by Anthony Beal....................41
Are You My Daddy? by Lexi Davis....................63
To Get Bread and Butter by Randy Walker....................85
Dream Girl by Dameon Edwards....................93
My Sister's Keeper by Chesya Burke....................113
The Wasp by Robert Fleming....................123
Hell Is for Children by Rickey Windell George....................137
Flight by Lawana James-Holland....................147
Hadley Shimmerhorn: American Icon by Michael Boatman....................157
Nurse's Requiem by Maurice Broaddus....................173
WET PAIN by Terence Taylor....................189
The Taken by Tenea Johnson....................215
Mr. Bones by Christopher Chambers....................227
Rip Crew by B. Gordon Doyle....................237
Power and Purpose by L.R. Giles....................255
The Love of a Zombie Is Everlasting by Tish Jackson....................281
Ghostwriter by Brandon Massey....................295
About the Contributors....................309


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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Victoria Christopher Murray - The Ex Files - Out Now!

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Coming June 19th.... The Ex Files visit my website to read the first chapter!

Today’s the day! The Ex Files in stores now.

First week sales are crucial to an author, so please help me pass the word. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think and thank you again for your never ending support!

Many blessings to you,


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About the Author

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Victoria Christopher Murray always knew she would become an author, even as she was taking quite an unlikely path to that destination. A native of Queens, New York, Victoria first left New York to attend Hampton Institute in Virginia where she majored in Communication Disorders. After graduating from Hampton, Victoria attended New York University where she received her MBA.
Victoria spent ten years in Corporate America before she decided to test her entrepreneurial spirit. She opened a Financial Services Agency for Aegon, USA where she managed the number one division for nine consecutive years. However, Victoria never lost the dream to write and when the “bug” hit her again in 1997, she answered the call.
Victoria originally self published Temptation. “I wanted to write a book as entertaining and compelling as any of the books on the market, put God in the middle, and have the book still be a page-turner. I wasn’t writing to any particular genre – I didn’t even know Christian fiction existed. I just wanted to write about people I knew and characters I could relate to.”
In 2000, Time Warner published Temptation. Temptation made numerous best sellers list across the nation and remained on the Essence bestsellers list for nine consecutive months. In 2001, Temptation was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Literature.
Since Temptation, Victoria has written four other novels: JOY, Truth Be Told, Grown Folks Business, and A Sin and a Shame. All of her novels have continued to be Essence bestsellers; her last three each reaching #1. In addition, Victoria has received numerous awards including the Golden Pen Award for Best Inspirational Fiction and in 2006, she was awarded the Phyllis Wheatley Trailblazer Award for being the pioneer in African American Christian Fiction.
Victoria’s sixth novel, The Ex Files, will be published in June, 2007. She is currently working on an Inspirational series for teens.
Victoria splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington D.C. In Los Angeles, she attends Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church under the spiritual tutelage of Dr. Beverly “BAM” Crawford. She is also a member of the Long Beach Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
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The Forthcoming: Michelle McGriff - Deadly Tease

Michelle McGriff
Deadly Tease
June 26, 2007
Loneliness consumes Portia Hamilton after the death of her father. In the depths of her despair she is drawn to a charismatic church where she developed a crush on her pastor, Julian Marcum.  Julian Marcum is pompous, arrogant, and leads a secret life. Wanting to keep his alternative lifestyle quiet, he uses Portia while he frequents an out of the way gay dance hall, where he becomes involved with the flamboyantly gay female impersonator, Kyle. Kyle is a gossip, jealous and cat-like. When he finds out Julian is cheating on him with Portia, he realizes that Julian is not going to come clean with his gay activities, Kyle then plots to tease Julian with the idea of blackmail in order to force him into the open.
But the game proves to be deadly. 

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Forthcoming: Blair Underwood with Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes - Casanegra

Blair Underwood with Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel
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Casanegra follows the adventures of Tennyson Hardwick, a gorgeous, sexy actor and former gigolo, living on the fringes of the good life in Hollywood. This story, which chronicles the redemption of a prodigal son, combines the glamour of Hollywood with the seedy hopelessness of the inner city.
In this hot and steamy mystery, Tennyson struggles to hang on to his acting career and redeem his sex-for-pay history, which estranged him from his family -- especially his father, a decorated LAPD captain who raised Tennyson to call him "sir." Now, in the wake of his father's sudden stroke, Tennyson has to save himself from taking the fall for the first murder of a female rapper. In the process he discovers his hidden talents -- the hard way.

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Forthcoming: Fiona Zedde - Every Dark Desire

Fiona Zedde
Every Dark Desire
June 26th, 2007

Pleasure without limits…
Desire without rules…
Love without mercy…
Naomi McElroy’s life in Jamaica has always been about the comforts of family and home. But secretly, she yearns for something more. When she surrenders to seduction in a jasmine-scented garden under a full moon, her life is changed forever. In that moment of complete ecstasy, Naomi becomes Belle, one of the undead whose carnal hungers are never sated…
Now Belle is part of a vampire clan, lost in an existence that strips away all pretenses and lays bare the deep, dark hungers within every soul. But first she must be taught. Through the feel of skin pressed against skin and the skilled manipulations of a powerful lover, Belle craves desire every waking moment. A part of her hates her new life, but another part revels in it—the savagery of her senses, the sway of her body, and the sensual decadence of her new family. What Belle finally feels is a sexual connection like no other she’s experienced.
But in this exciting new world, there are many dangers that are best left untouched—and dangers that are too intoxicating and enticing to resist…


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Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Forthcoming: A. C. Arthur - Heart Of The Phoenix

A.C. Arthur
Heart of the Phoenix
June 26, 2007

A.C. Arthur’s compelling romance takes readers into a world where heroes are more than human…and totally irresistible!

From the ashes he was born and in the thunderous flames he will soon die. But not before branding her heart. Tayla Hampton thought she had escaped her past. She was wrong. It’s caught up with her. Luckily she has a guardian angel…or something like that.

Thaddeus Delos is not you’re ordinary protector. His mythical DNA is proof of that. Still he hungers like a hot-blooded man, loves fiercely and will protect Tayla with his life. Only that life isn’t promised to him for much longer.

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The Forthcoming: J. J. Michael - It's Not Over Yet

J.J. Michael
It's Not Over Yet
June 26, 2007

The second in JJ Michael’s richly layered and intriguing paranormal
trilogy follows the lives and loves of a group of characters linked by
their secrets and passions.

Dr. Lindy Lee, a pediatrician and intuitive healer, thinks all is safe and secure in her
world, until Nick Lewis, the man who betrayed her love ten years ago, reappears. With
the help of a mysterious Elder Healer, she begins to accept her psychic healing gift, as
she and Nick face their enemies, and their long-buried hurts.

• This the second in a paranormal trilogy that began with Life is Never as it Seems.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Forthcoming: Celya Bowers - Do Over

Celya Bowers
Do Over
June 26, 2007

In this stirring and suspenseful novel, a couple tested by harrowing circumstances
must decide whether to give their love one more chance.

Brad Killarney made a huge mistake when he accused his wife, Michelle, of having
an affair with his boss. Before he can win her back, his boss is murdered, and Brad
sustains a head injury that erases his memory. Can love survive against the threat of a
killer who may want to finish what he started?

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Forthcoming: Helen Oyeyemi - The Opposite House

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Helen Oyeyemi
The Opposite House
June 19th, 2007

In a dazzling follow-up to The Icarus Girl, Helen Oyeyemi explores the thin wall between myth and reality through the alternating tales of two young women and their search for the truth about faith and identity.

Maja was five years old when her black Cuban family emigrated from the Caribbean to London. Now, almost twenty years later, Maja is a singer, in love with Aaron, pregnant, and haunted by what she calls “her Cuba.” Growing up in London, she has struggled to negotiate her history and the sense that speaking Spanish or English made her less of a black girl. But she is unable to find herself in the Ewe, Igbo, or Akum of her roots. It seems all that’s left is silence.

Meanwhile distance from Cuba has only deepened Maja’s mother faith in Santeria —the fusion of Catholicism and Western African Yoruba religion—but it also divides the family as her father rails against his wife’s superstitions and the lost dreams of the Castro revolution.

On the other side of the reality wall, Yemaya Saramagua, a Santeria emissary, lives in a somewherehouse with two doors: one opening to London, the other to Lagos. Yemaya is troubled by the ease with which her fellow emissaries have disguised themselves behind the personas of saints and by her inability to recognize them.

Lyrical and intensely moving, The Opposite House is about the disquiet that follows us across places and languages, a feeling passed down from mother and father to son and daughter.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Forthcoming: Victoria Christopher Murray - The Ex Files

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Victoria Christopher Murray
The Ex Files

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There are four ways a woman can handle heartbreak. She can fall apart, seek revenge, turn cold, or move on. The Ex Files is the story of these four women:

When Kendall Stewart finds her husband and her sister in bed together, she vows to never let anyone get that close again. But when she is faced with saving the life of the woman who destroyed hers, will she be able to forgive?

When an NBA superstar tells his mistress, Asia Ingrum, that he's decided to honor his marriage vows, her shock quickly gives way to revenge...but her decision may come back to haunt their five-year-old daughter.

Every night Vanessa Martin wonders why her husband committed suicide. Even worse, she contemplates joining him in eternity. Will Vanessa be able to gather the strength to live again?

Sheridan Hart is finally finding her way after a lie destroyed her seventeen-year marriage. Her new love is ready to get married, but will she commit to this younger man or is her ex-husband taking up too much space in her heart?

When their pastor asks Kendall, Asia, Vanessa, and Sheridan to meet weekly for prayer, they can't imagine they will have anything in common. But then a devastating tragedy strikes and these strangers are forced to reexamine their choices. Will they find true friendship, or will prayer -- and their union -- fail them?

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Monday, June 11, 2007

The Forthcoming: Gloria Mallette - Living, Breathing Lies

Gloria Mallette
Living, Breathing Lies
June 15, 2007

Breathe a lie, live a lie. That's what Nadirah Lewis learns when she uncovers the stunning lie she was forced to live for seventeen years. Nadirah was twelve years old when she was blamed for crippling her Aunt Stephanie. Guilt and her trust fund kept Nadirah a prisoner in Stephanie's home and the object of Stephanie's cruel tongue, but it took another vicious lie and a threat to Nadirah's career as a teacher to infuse her with the energy to fight back. Nadirah's fight, however, is not just for herself. It is also for one of her young students, Bree Morrison. When Bree is hospitalized after drinking a near fatal dose of poison, Nadirah petitions the Administration for Child Services for guardianship. Bree's mother has inexplicably disappeared, and what Bree won't say is what Nadirah needs to hear before Bree's aunt Erma, a she-devil on wheels, wins the custody battle.

Erma, the soon-to-be ex-wife of Austin Gray, Nadirah's handsome new landlord, and close friend of Lynn, Nadirah's cousin, lets Nadirah know in no uncertain terms that she will never get Bree or her husband. But what unforgivable lie does Erma live that could stop her cold yet devastate all around her? And Lynn, as well put together and as orderly as her life is, what shameful lie lurks behind her picturesque suburban doors? While the revelation of many of the lies give Nadirah the courage to find herself, she must accept the fact that those same lies may well destroy the lives of those closest to her. Unveil the shocking, real life truths of Living, Breathing Lies.


Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Forthcoming: Deja King - B!tch Reloaded

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Deja King
B!tch Reloaded
June 20th, 2007

The femme fatale of the streets is back and she s deadlier than ever. Precious miraculously survives her brush with death, but the celebration is cut short when tragedy strikes. Convinced that Nico Carter is responsible for ripping her world apart, Precious' sole purpose for living is to make him pay in blood. The street life that she left behind calls her name as Precious wreaks havoc on anyone who stands in her way of getting revenge. While on her path of destruction, new enemies arise and old friends resurface, complicating Precious plans to bring Nico down. But soon she realizes that everything isn't what it seems. Will the dark road Precious travels finally lead to her own demise once and for all?


Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Forthcoming: Eleanor Taylor Bland - Suddenly A Stranger

Suddenly a Stranger: A Marti MacAlister Mystery (Marti Macalister Mysteries)
Eleanor Taylor Bland
Suddenly A Stranger
June 12, 2007

Gail Nicholson made many enemies leaking police records to aide criminals and political smear campaigns,including Detective Marti MacAlister, who served under her when she was a lieutenant at the Lincoln Prairie Police Department. For two years Nicholson has gone straight, but now some of her old friends want her to distract the authorities while they bring in a large shipment of methamphetamine. She agrees, under one condition: that information implicating Marti is given to the defense in a homicide case.
When Nicholson turns up dead,Marti is initially suspected of the murder.As Marti attempts to track down the real killer she finds herself vulnerable to blackmail—or even worse—at the hands of the meth dealers. Can Marti solve the crime in time to save her own life and reputation?

Friday, June 08, 2007

The Forthcoming: T.T. Henderson - Too Much Hennessey

T. T. Henderson
Too Much Hennessey
June 2007

He dreamed her into life...

Hennessy James Walker lives his life for his music, but must break from his Jazz tour unexpectedly to head to New Orleans and bury his father. In the midst of his misery appears the woman of his dreams...literally.

She wanted him under her spell...

Deja Devine, a renowned New Orleans psychic, knew she wanted Hennessy before she ever knew his name. And now, she'd stumbled across him at his father's funeral looking more magnificent than she remembered. Deja didn't know if she could get a man like Hennessy to stay in one place. All she knew was she was willing to do everything in her considerable powers to try.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Forthcoming: Various Authors - Never Knew Love Like This Before

Maxine Thompson, Michelle McGriff, and Denise Campbell
Never Knew Love Like This Before
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Katrina Blues by Maxine Thompson: Sparks fly when Deni Richards, a Los Angeles Attorney meets Coleman Blue, a gorgeous displaced New Orleans jazz saxophonist meet in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. At first glance they’re complete opposites, but tragedy brings these two opposites together to find common ground in love.
A Change Of Life by Michelle McGriff: Glenda doesn’t like surprises. Everything about her life is timed perfectly to her specifications. Now, at the age of 46 Glenda discovers she’s expecting her first baby, her perfectly calculated life is thrown into a tailspin. When Glenda breaks the news to her husband Simi, she’s astonished when he instead announces his affair with a young blonde co-worker and plans to file for divorce.
Something New by Denise Campbell: Morgan, a recent divorcé, vows never to fall into the marriage trap again. She fantasizes about love finding her just like it happens in the movies. Her fear of commitment leads her to become involved with three men at the same time. There’s Bruce, a sexy police officer or Troy, who embodies the irresistible and alluring thug life. Then there’s Isaiah, who appears to be her soul mate, or so it seems. Only, he is twenty years her senior.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Forthcoming: Candice Poarch - The Tempest

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Candice Poarch
The Tempest
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She would never know her real dad. And that fact made Noelle Greenwood desperate to connect with his family, even if it meant assuming a false identity to gain their trust. And if she had to hook up with sexy playboy Colin Mayes in a risky game of seduction to claim her birthright--a share of River Oaks, the legendary stud farm Colin co-owned with her grandfather--she would do it. But when Colin sparked real passion in her, Noelle's pretend affair spiraled out of control...
Noelle had turned Colin's world upside down. Then he discovered her true identity. She'd used him to get River Oaks. Furious, Colin vowed to end their relationship. But as hard as he tried, he couldn't seem to get the nights they'd shared out of his system or Noelle out of his heart!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

The Forthcoming: Elaine Overton - Daring Devotion

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Elaine Overton
Daring Devotion
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Detroit social worker Andrea Chenault has always believed she can live with the fear that every firefighter's wife knows. But as her long-awaited wedding day approaches, she's tormented by secret doubts. Because it's becoming clear that deadly fires are targeting the man she loves beyond all reason.
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Monday, June 04, 2007 - June 2007 Newsletter Monthly Newsletter

June 2007- Keeping you up-to-date on African-American Fiction, Hip-Hop, and R&B!


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Urban Reviews Updates
Don't forget to visit our Feedback Forum! Tell us how you feel about a particular review or give your own reviews. You can also check out Press Releases and Postings for AA Fiction and Press Releases and Postings for Music, an ever-changing list of Online Bargains for online shopping including discount codes and free shipping codes, read about Industry News for books and music, and much more.

We've also updated the New and Upcoming Releases page for African-American Fiction, and will work on updating the New Release pages for Hip-Hop Music CDs and R&B Music really soon!

We still have a bunch of video playlists in the Media Center. We have over 150 links to African-American Book Excerpts for you to preview books before you decide to buy them!

The Author Connection page - A Monthly Feature of different links to things like author webpages, Blogs, Myspace pages, Publisher sites, Literary sites, and now we've added Poetry to this section!

We're on Myspace too! Check us out at WWW.MYSPACE.COM/URBANREVIEWS. We have hundreds of Myspace friends who are authors, literary agents, book reviewers, and other industry insiders.

We've also recently started a Yahoo Group! We hope to have all of you join and participate. The purpose of the group will be exclusively to converse about, promote, and inform each other on anything related to AA Fiction. We will eventually have exclusive giveaways ONLY among group members. So CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE URBAN REVIEWS YAHOO GROUP today!!!

And last but certainly not least, we have updated our BLOG to include our very own PODCAST! Yes, you can see our opinions on books and music AS WELL AS check out and subscribe to our Podcast. We now have a new feature called The Forthcoming where we post a new book preview everyday on our blog!!! Just visit The Pinnacle to learn more!

Email Us your comments at, and let us know what you think about all the new updates and features. This is an exciting time for Urban Reviews, and we thank you all for your continued support. Thanks again!

In addition to the two reviewers we added in April, we have ANOTHER BRAND NEW REVIEWER on the site! Please join us in welcoming LASHONDA to the Urban Reviews team! She will be providing book reviews for the site. We wanted to expand our review base by adding someone who could review Sci-Fi/Horror/Paranormal books by Black Authors, and Lashonda was the perfect candidate. Her first review will be in July, so stay tuned! We have also provided a scale to help with interpreting the ratings on the site now. Please visit the About Us page for more information about Urban Reviews.


The best way for us to gain additional exposure is to vote for our reviews on website. This will help push our reviews to the spotlight position. We only ask that you vote for the reviews that you deem helpful (hopefully they all are, but you never know!). Below is the link to a listing of the books reviewed by us. You will have to click each book to get to the product page in order to find our reviews and the voting buttons.

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