Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Forthcoming: Angie Daniels - Careful Of The Company You Keep

Angie Daniels
Careful Of The Company You Keep
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From the acclaimed author of Trouble Loves Company comes a smart, sexy, heartfelt new novel about friendship, love, lust-and a whole lot of trouble in between.

After finding her husband in a compromising position, romance author Renee Moore goes back to her hometown, hoping to start over. But once again, she finds herself looking for love in all the wrong places. To make matters worse, just as she decides a healthy relationship may not be her destiny, her ex delivers shocking news that could change her life forever.

Practical nurse Danielle Brooks' professional life is picture perfect, but her personal life is a mess. Her daughter is about to give birth to a baby believed to have been fathered by Danielle's ex. In an attempt to mend her shattered heart, Danielle has been dating Calvin Cambridge, a truly nice guy. But when Calvin proposes, Danielle wants to be sure she is ready to commit. She enlists Renee to test his fidelity, but when the seduction goes too far, all their relationships may be in jeopardy.

Meanwhile, their best friend is getting married, and she is counting on Renee and Danielle to help her plan the wedding-whether they are speaking to each other or not. But with Renee now being threatened by a mystery woman, and Danielle facing her most serious crisis yet, they can not help wondering if it is all going to get worse before it gets better.

As things come to a head in each woman's life, there is a whole lot of praying going on-and Renee and Danielle soon realize they are blessed in spite of it all-with faith, second chances-and each other.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Forthcoming: Sister Souljah - Midnight: A Gangster Love Story

Sistah Souljah
Midnight: A Gangster Love Story
November 2008
Midnight is a hustler-but one with a mindset and a mission. A tall, dark, and handsome hero in his own way, Midnight would, in mainstream American society, be characterized as a threat and dismissed as a criminal. But in her beautiful, captivating style, Sister Souljah reveals the heart of a man that readers will love and cheer for until the very end. When Midnight came to America from the Sudan, he was just seven years old with a mother who spoke no English and a baby sister on the way. Midnight has to grow up fast on the violent and dangerous streets of Brooklyn. Amidst the poverty and lawlessness, Midnight must find some way to survive, thrive, and defend his family and way of life-no matter what it takes.

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Forthcoming: K. Elle Collier - My Man's Best Friend

K. Elle Collier
My Man's Best Friend
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What do you do when your man's best friend is a woman, and a drop-dead, gorgeous one at that? Kai Edwards has a big problem when Todd Daniels' best friend, Alana Brooks, moves to Chicago and straight into the middle of their perfect life. To compete with the new threat and keep her man, Kai devises a deliciously devious plan, but it takes an unexpected turn when she falls hard for Alana. What unfolds is an unconventional passion triangle that turns Kai's once normal life upside down forever. In this witty, intriguing first novel, K. Elle Collier pushes the envelope to discover intimacy in the most unconventional situations.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Forthcoming: Dwayne S. Joseph - Home Wrecker

Dwayne S. Joseph
Home Wrecker
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In Dwayne S. Joseph's provocative and sexy new novel Home Wrecker, a woman named Marlene finds herself falling for the man who's life she's been paid to ruin.



Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Forthcoming: Shirley Hailstock - Last Night's Kiss

Shirley Hailstock
Last Night's Kiss
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The heart knows what it wants—accepting it is another story...

Supermodel Rosa Clayton has the glamorous lifestyle most women envy. She’s traveled the world modeling, and she’s made a fortune doing it. But Rosa is always on the go, and she needs a break. So she’s spending the summer in small-town Montana, with its fresh air, incredible sunrises, endless skies—and guaranteed heartbreaker Adam Osborne.

A former television news journalist, Adam has returned to Montana to settle down to a life of quiet simplicity, away from the harsh lights of the city. It’s a plan with little room for a high-maintenance diva like Rosa, and he lets her know it in no uncertain terms. But Rosa finds his resolve only makes him more irresistible—and mysterious…

Still, getting past Adam’s barriers is easier said than done. Only a chance encounter with someone close to Adam could turn things around. Now, if the two could only get out of their own way, something interesting might happen in the sleepy town of Waymon Valley...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Forthcoming: Treasure E. Blue - Keyshia And Clyde

Treasure E. Blue
Keyshia And Clyde
August 26, 2008

Treasure E. Blue-acclaimed author of Harlem Girl Lost and A Street Girl Named Desire-is back with a heartbreaking urban love story of two star-crossed lovers up against the dirtiest dealer Harlem has ever seen.

Knocked up by a Southern preacher, Keyshia is sent to live with her aunt in New York, but after a horrific act of violence, the timid young woman becomes ice-cold-turning tricks and finding comfort in a crack vial.

Clyde and his two brothers find themselves living with a family friend after their mother is shot by their own father-leaving her institutionalized and unable to communicate, and him behind bars. Clyde's older brother leads a decent life, working as a bank manager and trying to keep Clyde off the streets, but Clyde's younger bro is the coldest killer in Harlem and takes every opportunity to involve Clyde in his infamous robberies-turned-blood baths.

When Keyshia and Clyde meet, they are instantly drawn to each other. Forced to pay back a large sum of cash to one nasty Harlem kingpin or risk the lethal consequences, Keyshia and Clyde use their tight game and their loyalty to pull off the impossible. And when Clyde is falsely accused of a bank hit, Keyshia vows to stick by her man-no matter the cost.

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Forthcoming: Daaimah S. Poole - A Rich Man's Baby

Daaimah S. Poole
A Rich Man's Baby
August 26, 2008!

From Essence bestselling author Daaimah S. Poole comes the sultry tale of two women who discover that the fastest way out of debt is to have a rich man's baby...

Tanisha Butler doesn't want to spend the rest of her thirties as a lonely single mother, just like Adrienne Sheppard is sick of wasting her twenties without a man in sight. No, these sistahs want money and security and they want it now. So they come up with the perfect plan: have a rich man's baby and walk away with a fat chunk of his cash for child support. They won't have to work or play wifey, and they'll get to enjoy life while they're still young.Before long, Adrienne scores big by making an NFL star a proud papa. Tanisha snags a pro basketball player in Europe. Their plan is working-until Adrienne's man finds out about all the other rich athletes in her past. And Tanisha's man comes back to the U.S. only to discover that his ex, Dionne, suddenly wants him back. Now Dionne is dead-set on getting rid of Tanisha, while Tanisha is determined to hang on to her baby's rich daddy. All three are about to find out that getting exactly what you want can be a very dangerous game...



Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Forthcoming: Mary Monroe - She Had It Coming

Mary Monroe
She Had It Coming
August 26, 2008!

New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe delivers a powerful and provocative new novel about one woman's search for love in a world where secrets don't always stay hidden, friends don't always have our backs, and the choices we make in one rash moment can change everything...

If there's one thing Dolores Reese knows, it's how to keep a secret. It's a skill she learned early in life, watching her best friend Valerie Proctor do whatever it took to protect her family from her violent stepfather. Back then, Dolores was in foster care-just like Floyd Watson, a local boy who intrigues Dolores from the moment they meet. Even in high school, Dolores knows with certainty that she and Floyd are soul mates. When one bad decision sends an innocent Floyd to prison for life, Dolores pays clandestine visits and-out of a mix of love and pity-promises to stick by him.

While Floyd's world stands still, Dolores's horizons open up in exciting new ways when she lands a position working for a cruise line. There, she meets Paul Dunne, an accomplished businessman who promises her the kind of future she's always wanted-the kind she once imagined having with Floyd. Dolores is sure she can continue to visit Floyd without revealing that she's now married to another man. But when Floyd is suddenly freed on new evidence, Dolores is torn and makes a fateful decision-to live a double lie, devoting herself to two different husbands in two different cities.

With Valerie as her confidante and accomplice, Dolores hopes to pull off the ultimate deception. But into this risky situation comes another man, one Dolores can't resist. And if she isn't careful, Dolores just might find out what happens when love, dishonesty, and dangerous jealousy collide...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Forthcoming: Maureen Smith - Secret Agent Seduction

Maureen Smith
Secret Agent Seduction
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Born to live a life of intrigue and adventure, beautiful Secret Service agent Lia Charles has never met a challenge she can't overcome. That is, until she receives her latest assignment-rescue the brilliant, boldly charismatic and bona fide hottie Armand Magliore, a revolutionary leader of a war-ravaged Caribbean republic. Lia will need all of her special-ops training and all of her professional objectivity to get Armand to safety, and to keep their relationship from heating up. Even so, it isn't long before Lia discovers that extracting the handsome revolutionary from the dark, treacherous jungles will be the easy part. Guarding her heart from a darkly handsome rebel will test her to her limits.

New Review : The Perfect Affair : Angela Henry

  4 out of 5 books THE PERFECT AFFAIR is a gripping psychological thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end. When Paige Nichols me...