Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Forthcoming: Ashea S. Goldson - The Lovechild

Ashea S. Goldson
The Lovechild
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Makaeli Lovechild Hunt is a succesful fashion designer living in Italy. Estranged from her family, she hasn't seen them in six years. Makaeli has a different father than the rest of her siblings, and it's always made her something of an outsider, especially because her father was white. But a family emergency will soon pull her back. Makaeli's older sister has overdosed and is close to death, but she has no love for this sister, who tortured her mercilessly over her fair skin and light hair while she was growing up. Yet her homecoming does more for Makaeli than she ever thought it could. Over seven life-altering days, she finally discovers the true meaning of forgiveness, and what it means to be God's lovechild.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Forthcoming: Recha G. Peay - Illusion Of Love

Recha G. Peay
Illusions of Love
August 5, 2008
At an annual Christmas party an image of perfection stepped into Tatiana's life. From the outside looking in, Courtney McAdams appeared to have it all; career, good looks and charming personality. Nine months later they were married, moving into a suburban dream home and planning to start a family. His request for her to quit teaching art at the elementary school to become a full-time wife and mother seemed ideal when he revealed plans to convert an extra bedroom into an art studio. With all they'd accomplished she felt obligated and realized a child would be the most perfect gift any wife could give a husband. Courtney, on the other hand had a different agenda. Overcome by greed, Courtney and his best friend record sexually explicit adult videos and sell them on the internet. Having children was never in his plan and marrying Tatiana was only a cover to protect his image. Unbeknownst to him, the FBI was in hot pursuit, secretly approached Tatiana with his videos and convinced her to wear a wire. Feeling betrayed and disillusioned, Tatiana cooperates and coerces him to confess. He's arrested and she's left to deal with a different emotion.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Forthcoming: Pam Ward - Bad Girls Burn Slow

Pam Ward
Bad Girls Burn Slow
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In this compelling new novel from the author of Want Some, Get Some, Pam Ward proves that sometimes looks are deceiving...
With her pale skin, heart-shaped lips, and piercing gaze, ten year-old Paula is luminous. No one can believe that Margie, as bronzed-skinned as she is plain, could possibly be Paula's mother. But Margie knows better-behind Paula's innocent, girlish beauty lies the heart of a destructive soul who literally loves to play with fire, cannot control her temper, and in school, has a proven proclivity toward violence. Margie hopes that moving closer to the California waters will snuff out the mysterious, growing flame in her daughter's heart, but Bernard, their new neighbor and funeral parlor owner, immediately senses that there is something "strange" about little Paula-something that he does not want in his home or place of business...
Bernard, a man with secrets himself, decides that his new neighbors may need a little encouragement to find another place to live. But Paula, though still a child, has keen instincts of her own. As her suspicions about Bernard unravel and lead to a suspenseful, disturbing battle of wills, the most shocking of secrets are revealed...

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Forthcoming: Wayne Jordan - Always A Knight

Wayne Jordan
Always A Knight
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Just one look...

When he saw her onstage, Russell Knight was mesmerized by aspiring songstress Tori Matthews. Everything about her, from her soulful voice to her fiery personality, stirred a passion within him that he could barely contain. Would she be the one to change his playboy ways?

...that's all it took

Tori was drawn to Russell the moment she looked into the audience. How could anyone miss those devastating good looks and smoldering eyes? But just when things began to heat up between the two, her career came calling. Would she forgo the growing passion between them for a shot at stardom?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Forthcoming: AlTonya Washington - Rival's Desire

AlTonya Washington
Rival's Desire
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Sultry singer Vivian Desmond would do anything for her grandmother-anything but work with her childhood enemy, Caesar Morrison. He's all grown up, but the famous pro athlete still enjoys getting under her skin. Now their matchmaking grandmothers think handing over the family business will turn spitfire rivals into lovebirds, but the man makes Vivian's blood boil.

Okay, there was definitely all the years of feuding, and maybe it's time Caesar did something about it. Vivian always made him lose control, and now he knows why. She doesn't care about his fame, fortune or fine looks. She just knows him too well. Now all he wants is to know her-every inch of her-for a lifetime.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Forthcoming: Michelle Larks - The Legacies

Michelle Larks
The Legacies
July 29, 2008

In the tale, The Legacies, two young people, Morgan Daniels, and Noah Stephens born of totally different lifestyles, meet and fall in love while en route to their first year of college, each trying to escape their family legacies.
Born to privilege and wealth, Morgan is poised to take over her family's illicit drug empire upon graduation, and Noah's father expects his only son to join him as an assistant pastor in his church after matriculation.
The parents learn the hard way that life doesn't always go as planned and Morgan eventually understands how tribulations make us stronger in the long run.
The Legacies is a testimony of how we are all God's children regardless of our choices, and circumstances in life and how God is forgiving. The story also explores how God sends angels along our way to direct our path.
The Legacies is rich with family drama and touches upon the themes; power-plays, revenge, secrets, forgiveness, and most of all redemption. The story hammers upon how we are all God's children. And when we think life can't get any worse, that we survive life lessons only by his grace and mercy.

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Forthcoming: Adrianne Byrd - Her Lover's Legacy

Adrianne Byrd
Her Lover's Legacy
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Heir-apparent Malcolm Braddock may be the sexiest community activist under the Houston sun, but clearly he's met his match in Gloria Kingsley, the late senator Harmon Braddock's strikingly beautiful executive assistant. Both were recently spotted in a limo in a very…um…compromising position, and it appears Ms. Kingsley is influencing more than the brooding, lone-wolf bachelor's normally conservative sense of fashion (when she lets him stay dressed, of course!).

We can conclude that Gloria is on a mission to make No-Commitments-Malcolm her Mr. Right. But with rumors flying about Senator Braddock—and a few dirty little secrets that didn't die with him—can she get Malcolm to secure his father's mantle as well?



Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Forthcoming: Angela Winters - No More Good

Angela Winters
No More Good
July 29, 2008
Behind the gilded doors of the Chase mansion, national bestselling author Angela Winters propels readers into the moneyed world of African-American royalty and family intrigue-a place where no price is too high to pay...
The last thing Carter Chase wants to do is celebrate-even if the party is in his honor. Being appointed to the Board of his father's multibillion-dollar empire means nothing to him since his fiancé Avery left him. Carter intends to use every available resource-and compromise every moral-to find her and get her back.
Meanwhile, Carter's brother, Michael, has a problem of his own. His relationship with his wife Kimberly has been strained ever since she exposed a shocking secret in his mother's past that nearly destroyed everyone. Now Kimberly faces a new threat from her own past that could cause her to lose Michael forever and destroy the entire Chase legacy. 
Miles away, Avery Jackson tries to put the past behind her. To succeed she will have to make sure the Chase family never discovers the secret she's taken with her. But that may be impossible when an emergency brings her back home and everyone's paths converge when Avery's father, View Park's Chief of Police, is shot.
But it's not just the Chase men who are in turmoil. Oldest daughter Leigh is being publicly wooed by a hot Hollywood star with a fast, self-indulgent lifestyle that places her in danger and changes her life forever. And with the youngest daughter Haley creating scandal after scandal, the family may be in hot water not even their billions can buy them out of.
(Note: This is book 3 of the Chase series by Angela Winters)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Forthcoming: Marcia King-Gamble - Meet Phoenix

Marcia King-Gamble
Meet Phoenix
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Brilliant, beautiful and brazen, art expert Phoenix Sutherland is prepared for anything when she embarks on a daring quest to recover a priceless statue—anything except having her sexy ex-husband, Damon, as a specialist on her team. Phoenix vows to remain professional. But with Damon's lean, strong body awakening buried longing, forbidden pleasure beckons as they enter the heart of Tibet, where danger, adventure and mystery await.

Soon the thrill of the moment rekindles sparks of desire neither Phoenix nor Damon can resist, as they recklessly toss inhibitions aside and discover the only real treasure worth risking everything to claim.



Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Forthcoming: Breena Clarke - Stand The Storm

Breena Clarke
Stand The Storm
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Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses operate a tailor's shop and laundry, is supposed to be a "promised land" for former slaves but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people.

The remarkable emotional energy with which the Coatses wage their daily battles-as they negotiate with their former owner, as they assist escaped slaves en route to freedom, as they prepare for the encroaching war, and as they strive to love each other enough-is what propels STAND THE STORM and makes the novel's tragic denouement so devastating.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Forthcoming: J. L. King - Love On A Two Way Street

J. L. King
Love On A Two Way Street
July 29, 2009
The author of the controversial New York Times nonfiction bestseller On the Down Low is back
with a provocative tale of a sexy and powerful man who will do anything to have it all....

Music mogul James Lamar "Juice" Kennedy has a ruthless drive for sex, money, and power. When he meets sensuous, angel-voiced Brianna, he's determined to sign her to his label and get her luscious legs wrapped around him. With her silky skin and provocative curves, he finds her as fiery in the bedroom as she is on the charts. But Juice likes to have his cake and eat it too, and a hard-bodied man is one other dessert he can't resist.  
Juice has a plan to bring together six more of the most wealthy, powerful, and influential men in politics, entertainment, and media who share his seductive secret. If they band together, all of their wildest dreams -- and fantasies -- will come true. If they betray the brotherhood, the consequences are deadly.
As Juice convenes his exclusive club, Brianna is quickly becoming the platinum-selling queen of hip-hop. Each day their relationship grows stronger, bringing Brianna closer to discovering Juice's deception. If his dangerous secret is exposed, he could lose everything he's worked, lied, stolen, and murdered for -- including the woman he loves.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Forthcoming: Bonnie Glover - Going Down South

Bonnie Glover
Going Down South
Available July 29, 2008
From the author of The Middle Sister comes a heartwarming tale of second chances and the unparalleled love between mothers and daughters.
When fifteen-year-old Olivia Jean finds herself in the "family way," her mother, Daisy, who has never been very maternal, springs into action. Daisy decides that Olivia Jean can't stay in New York and whisks her away to her grandmother's farm in Alabama to have the baby-even though Daisy and her mother, Birdie, have been estranged for years. When they arrive, Birdie lays down the law: Sure, her granddaughter can stay, but Daisy will have to stay as well. Though Daisy is furious, she has no choice.

Now, under one little roof in the 1960s Deep South, three generations of spirited, proud women are forced to live together. One by one, they begin to lose their inhibitions and share their secrets. And as long-guarded truths emerge, a baby is born-a child with the power to turn these virtual strangers into a real, honest-to-goodness family.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Forthcoming: Claudia Mair Burney - The Exorsistah

Claudia Mair Burney
The Exorsistah
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She just wants a home, a hootie, and some kickin' boots.
Does she realy have to fight the devil to get them?

After the creep who's married to her friend Kiki tries to assault her, Emme Vaughn finds herself in an all-night Walgreens at 3 a.m. with a quarter in her pocket and a rumble in her stomach. She sure does wish she'd gotten to eat her french fries before she had to kick and run. But God has his plan, and apparently tonight He means for her to whip some serious demon butt.
Ever since her mom went crazy, Emme's been wary of the gift they share for seeing demons, but she's not about to let one get to her. So when an ugly beast lurks into Walgreens behind a dude who's clearly up to no good, Emme tells it exactly where it can go. Problem is, the beautiful guy beside her at the magazine rack just helped her conquer the nasty duo, and now he wants her to join a group of demon-fighters led by his father, an aging exorcist bombarded by requests to deliver people from evil. Shoot, and all she really hoped for was some breakfast....

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Forthcoming: Vickie M. Stringer - Still Dirty

Vickie M. Stringer
Still Dirty
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Following the phenomenal success of Dirty Red, Essence bestselling author Vickie Stringer is back with a sizzling sequel, Still Dirty, and the notorious cast of characters -- Red, Bacon, and Q -- who made Dirty Red a hit.
Red, the infamous expert of deception, is still up to no good, but faces challenges to baffle even the most clever hustler. Still, Red stops at nothing to outwit her adversaries and avoid being caught by either the law or the outlaws.
In Still Dirty, Red is again caught in a web of murder, theft, and deceit. We find her and her boyfriend Q running for a plane to Mexico after a violent fight with her ex-boyfriend Bacon, a released convict. Bacon is on their heels and determined not to let Red get away alive. Will Q come to her rescue once again? Or will he tire of cleaning up after Red's dirty deeds?
With an action-packed plot and sassy, stylish dialogue, Stringer creates a web of love and adventure that will keep you begging for more.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Forthcoming: ReShonda Tate Billingsley - Can I Get A Witness?

ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Can I Get A Witness?
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The irony of a divorce-court judge getting divorced herself is not lost on Vanessa Colton-Kirk. After all, she's seen everything in her notorious Houston courtroom, where she's presided over the breakup of countless unhappy and disillusioned couples. Even her own sister, Dionne, is dealing with a relationship drama of her own, a betrayal that's left Dionne hungry for revenge on the man she hoped to marry. But when career-driven Vanessa chooses to work late on the night of her fifth wedding anniversary, her husband, Thomas, decides he's had enough of her putting work before starting the family he so desperately wants -- and he tells her he wants out. 
In a last-ditch effort to save the marriage, their own judge orders Vanessa and Thomas to attend a spiritual retreat. She goes -- but not without a fight. And just when she thinks she's won, fate steps in and helps her see things in a whole new light. Now Vanessa and her sister face the toughest choices of their lives. Can Dionne untangle herself from a payback plan gone horribly wrong? Can Vanessa rebuild a bond that she had a big part in destroying? Will she learn from her own mistakes and her years of experience on the bench? Or will she need something else to keep a tide of bitterness from taking over her life?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Forthcoming: Stephen L. Carter - Palace Council

Stephen L. Carter
Palace Council
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Stephen L. Carter, the best-selling author of New England White, is back with Palace Council, a gripping political thriller set in the era of Watergate and Vietnam.

Philmont Castle is a man who has it all: wealth, respect, and connections. He's the last person you'd expect to fall prey to a murderer, but when his body is found on the grounds of a Harlem mansion, the young writer Eddie Wesley, along with the woman he loves, Aurelia Treene, are pulled into a twenty-year search for the truth. The disappearance of Eddie's sister June makes their investigation even more troubling. As Eddie and Aurelia uncover layer upon layer of intrigue, their odyssey takes them from the wealthy drawing rooms of New York through the shady corners of radical politics all the way to the Oval Office and President Nixon himself.

Suspenseful, provocative, and witty, Palace Council turns our assumptions inside out and reminds us how the struggles of that era set the stage for America today.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Forthcoming: E. Lynn Harris - Just Too Good To Be True

E. Lynn Harris
Just Too Good To Be True
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Harris serves up a treat that will capture and enchant audiences everywhere-a big, bold, and irresistible novel about football, family, and secrets.

Brady Bledsoe and his mother, Carmyn, have a strong relationship. A single mother, faithful churchgoer, and the owner of several successful Atlanta beauty salons, Carmyn has devoted herself to her son and his dream of becoming a professional football player. Brady has always followed her lead, including becoming a member of the church's "Celibacy Circle." Now in his senior year at college, the smart, and very handsome, Brady is a lead contender for the Heisman Trophy and a spot in the NFL.

As sports agents hover around Brady, Barrett, a beautiful and charming cheerleader, sets her mind on tempting the celibate Brady and getting a piece of his multimillion-dollar future-but is that all she wants from him, and is she acting alone?

Carmyn is determined to protect her son. She's also determined to protect the secret she's kept from Brady his whole life. As things heat up on campus and Carmyn and Brady's idyllic relationship starts to crumble, mother and son begin to wonder about the other-are you just too good to be true?

A sweeping novel about mothers and sons, football and beauty shops, secrets and lies, JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE has all the ingredients that have made E. Lynn Harris a bestselling author: family, friendship, faith, and love.






Monday, July 14, 2008

The Forthcoming: Pamela Samuels-Young - Murder On The Down Low

Pamela Samuels-Young
Murder On The Down Low
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Savvy L.A. attorney Vernetta Henderson takes center stage in another fast-paced legal thriller that erupts into a scandalous tale of vengeance.
Prominent African-American men are being gunned down on the streets of Los Angeles, leaving police completely baffled.  The victims are all quintessential family men.  Well-educated. Attractive. Successful.  But appearances can be deceiving.
At the same time, Vernetta and her outrageous sidekick, Special, lead the charge for revenge against a young lawyer whose deception caused his fianceé's death.  For Special, hauling the man into court and suing him for wrongful death just isn't good enough.  While she exacts her own brand of justice, a shocking revelation connects the contentious lawsuit and the puzzling murders. 
Soon, Special's quest for payback goes way too far, and this time . . . it appears that not even Vernetta can save her.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Forthcoming: Julia Press Simmons - Strawberry Mansion

Julia Press Simmons
Strawberry Mansion
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Tabitha Williams, nineteen, doubles as a punching bag every
time her boyfriend drinks one too many. When she stabs him
and flees to her mother’s house with her three-year-old
daughter, she thinks it’s finally over. Unfortunately, the drama
has just begun! “Will she find the courage to leave him for good?
And will he let her?”

Lisa Perkins, seventeen, is the “strong one,” or at least that’s
what Tabitha and Shanice think. However, this couldn’t be
further from the truth. When she leaves her home after her
mother refuses to believe that her stepfather has raped and
impregnated her, she thinks that distance will solve everything.
She finds that she couldn’t be more wrong.

Shanice Thomas, fourteen, is giving teenage rebellion a whole
new meaning. Her mother recently found Christ, and the party
that was Shanice’s life is apparently over. Thrust into situations
she isn’t equipped to handle, Shanice suddenly finds herself
learning painful new lessons about the consequences of
sleeping around.

Strawberry Mansion: A Philadelphia Story is fierce fiction
peppered with urban grit! It not only explores the girls’ struggles
in vivid detail, it highlights their loyalty, love, and kindness for
each other! You won’t be able to put this book down!



Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Forthcoming: Dante Feenix Presents T. D. Patterson - Project Queen

Dante Feenix Presents T. D. Patterson
Project Queen
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Shae Byrts is the IT girl of the projects. She’s the beautiful, self-proclaimed “Project Queen”. But looks are deceiving because Shae’s home life is a living hell. Her mother is a vicious, spite-filled, abusive woman who drinks excessively and doesn’t care about hurting the ones she should love: like her mother and her children. From family to drug-dealing boyfriends, Shae constantly sees abuse, blood, and heartache in her life. As her home life spins completely out of control, she clings to the hope that she can steal away a few dollars from the number one drug dealer in her neighborhood. She soon realizes, however, that all the shine of his money, spinning rims, and diamonds comes at a violent price. If she wants to become the “true” queen she is meant to be, then Shae will have to literally step through the fires of project hell and rise above the pain and turmoil of her life.



Friday, July 11, 2008

The Forthcoming: Kwai D - Crumbs To Bricks: Competition's None

Kwai D
Crumbs To Bricks: Competition's None
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You might think you know the inner-city world of drugs and crime. But you don't. You might think you've gotten to know it on the news, or in a movie, or after making a wrong turn late one night. But you haven't. "Crumbs to Bricks: Competition's None" will show you around Cincinnati's drug and crime world - a world with its own laws and norms, and its own hopes and expectations, none of which involve happy endings. There are MJ and Lil One, fresh from prison and looking to make some money in retail pharmaceuticals; Lil Craze and Toke, one from the inner city but the other from a surprisingly middle-class upbringing, who dabble in the same business; the various women, mothers and hoes, who lie on the periphery of their lives; and the police and narcs who try to impose the laws as they see fit. All of them come into inevitable and violent collision in the pages of this book. "Crumbs to Bricks: Competition's None" is a tough and brutally frank look at inner-city life, one that will not sit well with most preconceptions and social beliefs. Yet it might well provide more insight than have all the speeches and studies on the subject combined.



Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Forthcoming: Rochelle Alers - The Sweetest Temptation

Rochelle Alers
The Sweetest Temptation
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Once Faith Whitfield dreamed she'd find her prince, but enough frogs have dispelled that fairy tale. She's been too busy running Let Them Eat Cake and satisfying other people's sweet tooth to lament her own love life. Still, a woman's got to get out of the kitchen sometime and Ethan McMillan's seduction heats her passion to the boiling point. But even decadent weekends of romance and Ethan's sweet sensuality can't convince Faith to trust him with her heart. Does he really want happily ever after—with her?

Former air force pilot Ethan McMillan comes to the aid of a damsel in distress, but soon realizes he's the one in danger—of falling for luscious pastry chef Faith Whitfield.



Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Forthcoming: Phillip Thomas Duck - Dirty Jersey (Kimani TRU)

Phillip Thomas Duck
Dirty Jersey (Kimani TRU)
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What's cool at Eric Posey's high school? A player's swagger, a baller's style, and game enough to catch every girl. Unfortunately, Eric is seriously uncool—unlike his popular sister, Kenya, who sings like an angel. But forget the choir; Kenya wants the fabulous life—bad boys and fly girls.

A chance encounter with Fiasco, one of the hottest rappers around, gives Eric entrée into the world of the "Dirty Jersey" crew, where he's introduced to everyone and everything. Suddenly, Eric is cool and has access to anything he's ever wanted. Never mind that Fiasco isn't exactly a good guy— so what? But so what has a price. And Fiasco has just named it: Kenya.


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Forthcoming: Gwyneth Bolton - Protect And Serve

Gwyneth Bolton
Protect And Serve
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Police detective Jason Hightower is flooded with memories when Penny Keys comes home to New Jersey. After fifteen years, he still wants to understand why she loved, lied to and left him. And he needs to know before she disappears from his life again.…

Penny came home for family reasons, not to face her difficult past…or the man she still loves. But Jason is determined to have answers—answers that it breaks her heart to give. And it seems nothing will keep Jason from the truth this time. Or hold him back from what he wants to protect and serve the most—their chance for a future together.



On The Line With Radiah Hubbert - July 2008 - Diane McKinney-Whetstone

July 2008

Diane McKinney-Whetstone talks to Radiah Hubbert about:

- Her newest release 'Trading Dreams At Midnight'
- Her upcoming projects
- Her literary journey
- Her perspective on being a fiction writer
- Her advice to aspiring authors
- And Much Much More!

Click Here For Our Exclusive Audio Interview With
The Author of 'Trading Dreams At Midnight'
Diane McKinney-Whetstone

On The Line with Radiah Hubbert
Exclusive One-on-One Interviews with Today's Top Authors!

On The Line With Radiah Hubbert - July 2008 - E. Lynn Harris

July 2008

E Lynn Harris talks to Radiah Hubbert about:

- His newest release 'Just Too Good To Be True'
- His upcoming projects
- His thoughts on the changes in African-American Fiction
- His advice to aspiring authors
- His views on the down low lifestyle
- And Much Much More!

Click Here For Our Exclusive Audio Interview With
The Author of 'Just Too Good To Be True'
E. Lynn Harris

On The Line with Radiah Hubbert
Exclusive One-on-One Interviews with Today's Top Authors!

Monday, July 07, 2008

The Forthcoming: J. Gail - Thugs Are For Fun Part 3

J. Gail
Thugs Are For Fun Part 3
Available July 15, 2008
J.Gail's third and final chapter to the Thugs Are For Fun series.

In this book, Jacy, newly married to Rich, becomes wildly insecure about the way women--both professional and hood--are vying for her man. They are shameless in their attempts to win Rich's heart, but as far as Rich is concerned Jacy has his heart locked up and buried 10 feet deep in the depths of her soul. He just laughs at other women, especially his baby's mother LaTisha and the ever persistent new arrival to the story, Yvonne.

When Jacy tells a little white lie that causes Rich to take a few days to get his head together, it might be just the ticket someone needs to get their grubby little hands on Jacy's man. A twisted series of events causes Jacy and Rich to grow even further apart until the inevitable seems to be occurring. Readers will be held on the edge of their seat as they already know that J.Gail tells a story that doesn't always result in a happy ending. Find out once and for all what will be the fate of two of the most beloved characters in modern urban fiction--Jacy Thomas and Rich Wilkins.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

The Forthcoming: A. C. Arthur - Guarding His Body

A. C. Arthur
Guarding His Body
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The ex-marine spoke with confidence and steely determination, but all Renny Bennett saw in his new bodyguard was a petite, doe-eyed nymph. Sabrina Dedune's feisty, take-no-prisoners attitude proved she took her job seriously. But suddenly the gorgeous body under that T-shirt seemed far more dangerous than any threat on his life.

Sabrina was good at her job, but this talented sculptor and his erotic works of art left her reeling. Staying focused was hard when her body ached to taste all Renny had to offer. But after one searing kiss, she was guarding more than his body. Now her heart was at risk...



Saturday, July 05, 2008

The Forthcoming: John H. Sibley - Bodyslick

John H. Sibley
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An unforgettable new novel set in the year 2031, where gangs, guns, and genetic engineering rule.
In a world where genetic engineering and organ transplants are booming businesses on the black market, Malcolm Steel, Jr. is king. His turf is Chicago, a city torn apart by the haves and have-nots alike, and Malcolm-known as Bodyslick on the streets-has found a lucrative hustle stealing healthy organs and selling them to desperate, wealthy patients in need of transplants. 
Bodyslick has the connections, the knowledge, and the 9mm laser pistol just in case things get hectic. But with the Italian mob, racist skinheads, and the biggest gang in Chinatown on his case, he is going to need all the help he can get, especially when his old 'hood cutbuddy and rival ganglord get ready to take over the trade by any means necessary.
Now Bodyslick will make one last run to try to get out of the game for good. But some people will do anything and destroy anyone to make sure that the only way he goes out is piece by bloody piece.

Friday, July 04, 2008

The Forthcoming: Brenda Jackson - Just Deserts

Brenda Jackson
Just Deserts
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Learning that her estranged husband has passed away is the biggest shock of Danielle Timberlake—Foster's life—until she learns that she wasn't his only wife. Though Danielle and Marc were separated, she believed they were about to reconcile and start a family. Rocked by betrayal, Danielle sees her dreams slipping away. Until her brother's best friend, Tristan Adams, offers support, comfort—and a chance to have the child she's always wanted. Danielle is drawn to Tristan's strong, sensual nature, but she wed Marc in haste and regretted it. Is she about to repeat her mistake? Or will a marriage of convenience turn into the soulful union she's always longed for?



Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Forthcoming: Erica Lewis - Arlington Heights

Erica Lewis
Arlington Heights
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Arlington Heights follows the course of a gifted and beautiful black woman who overcomes the stigmata of a youth of mistakes to become one of the more powerful forces in New York's fashion and business scene. Arlington Cavanaugh has past her prime as a model and has committed her life to the building of the highly regarded fashion magazine, HEIGHTS. Through the novel she takes a journey that speaks not only to the incredible climb up the ladder of success, but also details all of the consequences of decisions made along the way by a woman so focused on escape from her past that she nearly loses her soul.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

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The Forthcoming: Maryam Diaab - Things Forbidden

Maryam Diaab
Things Forbidden
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When thirty-four-year-old Yvette Brooks is forced to relocate from Detroit to Nashville, her life changes forever. Just six months before her wedding to fiance Dr. Terrance Hall, Yvette chooses career advancement over relationship stability. Although Yvette and Terrance vow to make their long-distance relationship work, this task proves to be easier said than done when Yvette begins an affair with a rough and sexy twenty-one-year-old college student and Terrance falls victim to the advances of Yvette's best friend. Will Terrance and Yvette's relationship weather the storm, or will they both decide that the forbidden fruit they've tasted is sweeter than the relationship they share?

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The Forthcoming: Brandon Massey - Don't Ever Tell

Brandon Massey
Don't Ever Tell
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Dark Secrets...
With a new identity, a new city to live in, and a wonderful new husband, Rachel Moore believes she's finally free of the demons in her past. But nothing could be farther from the truth. For the deadly secrets she thought were long-buried are now on the brink of being exposed...
Have A Way...
Someone has a vendetta against Rachel. Someone whom she betrayed a long time ago. Someone who is determined to make her pay-no matter the cost...
Of Coming Back With A Vengeance...


Now Rachel knows it's just a matter of time before her dangerous past meets up with her present-and destroys everything she's worked so hard for. Because if there's one thing that can be counted on-her enemy never forgets or forgives and will do whatever it takes to see Rachel suffer...