Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Forthcoming: Ni-Ni Simone - A Girl Like Me (Young Adult)

Ni-Ni Simone
A Girl Like Me
Available November 25, 2008

She's got a voice like Keisha Cole, attitude to burn-and is the body-rockin', Bebe-sporting girl everyone in her high school wants to be.or be with. But in real life, sixteen-year-old Elite has a crack-addicted mother, no father in sight, and is secretly raising her sister and two brothers on her own. Now a radio contest has put her up-close-and-personal with mega-hot singer Haneef and their chemistry is too sizzling for Elite to stop pretending. And as the clock ticks down fast for this `hood Cinderella, she has only one shot to save her family and make all of her dreams come true.



Monday, November 17, 2008

The Forthcoming: Dwan Abrams - Married Strangers

Dwan Abrams
Married Strangers
Available November 25, 2008
What do you do when you think you've married the wrong person? If anybody has ever found themselves asking that question, it's Rayna.  And coming up with the answer is no easy feat as far as she's concerned. 
Shortly after getting married, Rayna discovered that marriage is not all it was cracked up to be.  On the outside, she appears to be the happily married newlywed, but on the inside, she secretly wants out of this marriage that she knows she entered into for all the wrong reasons.  And now she knows that she needs to get out of the marriage for all the right ones; because she's not physically compatible with her husband.
Her friend, Aja, has problems of her own. She's dealing with baby momma drama and sometimes regrets her decision to get married, too.
Shania is in love and recently engaged...until she uncovers a secret that could rip her world apart. Will she even make it to the altar? 
These three main characters in Married Strangers takes the question of "Why Did I Get Married?" to a whole other level.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Forthcoming: Eric Jerome Dickey - Dying For Revenge (Gideon Trilogy, Book 3)

Eric Jerome Dickey
Dying For Revenge (Gideon Trilogy, Book 3)
November 18, 2008
After a bestselling doubleheader in 2007 with Sleeping with Strangers and Waking with Enemies (both reaching #9 on the New York Times bestseller list), Eric Jerome Dickey is back with the final installment in his thrilling trilogy-Dying for Revenge.

This fast-paced story about a steamy, seamy underworld of crime that spans the globe features the hit man Gideon, a character who captivated fans in the first two books, squaring off against his most intriguing adversary yet.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Forthcoming: Toni Morrison - A Mercy

Toni Morrison
A Mercy
Available Now!
In the 1680s the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class divisions, prejudice and oppression were rife, providing the fertile soil in which slavery and race hatred were planted and took root.

Jacob is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh north. Despite his distaste for dealing in "flesh," he takes a small slave girl in part payment for a bad debt from a plantation owner in Catholic Maryland. This is Florens, "with the hands of a slave and the feet of a Portuguese lady." Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, but later from a handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved.

There are other voices: Lina, whose tribe was decimated by smallpox; their mistress, Rebekka, herself a victim of religious intolerance back in England; Sorrow, a strange girl who's spent her early years at sea; and finally the devastating voice of Florens' mother.

A Mercy reveals what lies beneath the surface of slavery. But at its heart it is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and of a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment.

Acts of mercy may have unforeseen consequences.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Forthcoming: Michelle Stimpson - Trouble In The Way

Michelle Stimpson
Trouble In The Way
Available Now!

If she hadn't snooped into Karis's diary, she would never have found out that Karis went to a boy's house without permission. Now Karis is grounded, which means no modem, no iPod...and no cell phone.There's just no way a cute, popular, high-schooler can survive being cut off from the world, so Karis is forced to sneak around behind her mother's back. But the way she's acting makes Karis feel guilty -- even if it is her mom's fault -- and she doesn't like the feeling.
Her scheming is starting to cause other problems, too. Borrowing a friend's cell phone has turned into a catastrophe that may break up her oldest friendship, and the cutie she met after driver's ed is acting a little scary. Will the faith her mother has taught her be enough to help her find her way through this trouble...and show both the world and herself that she's a stronger, better person than even she ever knew?



Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Forthcoming: Frankie Nicole - Scratches

Frankie Nicole
Available Now!

Scratches is a page-turner and a fictional book for ALL - young, old, male, female, rich, poor. The storyline is a series of exciting, interesting and dramatic episodes that are real to everyday people. Charlie, the protagonist, unexpectedly befriends the characters, which are woven throughout the book, to help them deal with their emotional scars of a failed professional sports career, abandonment, incest, cheating, job termination and so much more. The inspiring message is to help you understand your purpose and empower others to have healthier lives by overcoming pain or scratches that occur in life. We do this by forgiving others, loving unconditionally, becoming responsible, facing adversity, learning life lessons, and understanding that this too shall pass. Scratches transcend across all barriers and backgrounds. We all have them! This book contains no profanity.

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