Thursday, January 26, 2012

Super Bargains - Paperbacks for $6.00 or less


Well, we have been very e-book oriented lately with the now it's time to show some love for Paperbacks!  Here is a list of Paperbacks by African American Authors that are $6.00 each or less.   Happy Shopping.

Titles that are under $2.00 Each

House of Secrets by Viola M. Walker - $1.32 - 
Loving Cee Cee Johnson by Linda Leigh Hargrove - $1.30 -
She Who Shops by Joanne Skerrett - $1.30 -
The Precious Life by Che Parker - $1.30 -
A Kettle of Vultures: . . . left beak marks on my forehead by Sabrina Lamb - $1.70 -
Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It by J. D. Mason - $1.30 -
Seducing The Matchmaker (Kimani Romance) by Elaine Overton - 1.32 -
Letting Loose by Joanne Skerrett - $1.32 -
Boardroom Seduction (Kimani Romance) by Anita R. Bunkley - 1.32 -
The Playa's Handbook by Brenda Jackson - 1.30 -
Vote For Love by Anita Bunkley - 1.98 -
Hollyhood by Valerie Joyner - 1.32 -

Titles that are between $2.00 and $4.00 Each

Unsigned Hype: A Novel by Booker T. Mattison - $3.41 -
A Scandalous Affair (Arabesque) by Donna Hill - 3.06 -
Love Me Now (Arabesque) by Celeste O. Norfleet - 2.80 -
Heart's Reward (Arabesque) by Donna Hill - 3.17 -
It Had to Be You (Grayson Friends) by Francis Ray - 3.20 -
Love on the Rocks (Kimani Romance) by Pamela Yaye - 2.17 -
Skin Game by Lawrence C. Ross - 2.31 -
Kiss the Sky: A Novel by Farai Chideya - 2.33 -
Denzel's Lips by Anita Doreen Diggs - 2.68 -
Crazy Love by Desiree Day - 2.84 -
Expired by Evie Rhodes - 2.82 -
Monster by Walter Dean Myers - 3.60 -
Love on a Two-Way Street by J. L. King - 3.82 -
The Savior by Faye Snowden - 3.95 -
Come Get Some (Strebor on the Streetz) by Nane Quartay - 3.54 -
For Lovers Only by Alex Hairston - 3.56 -
If These Walls Could Talk by Bettye Griffin - 3.49 -
Played by Dana Davidson - 3.60 -
Searching for Tina Turner by Jacqueline E. Luckett - 3.68 -
Playthang by Janine A. Morris - 3.98 -
A Wife for a Westmoreland (Harlequin Desire) by Brenda Jackson - 3.47 -
Unearthing Passions (Indigo: Sensuous Love Stories) by Elaine Sims - 3.98 -
The Raw Essentials of Human Sexuality (Strebor Quickiez) by D. V. Bernard - 3.98 -
Between Goodbyes by Anita R. Bunkley - 3.99 -
Mirrored Life by Anita Bunkley - 3.89 -

Titles that are between $4.00 and $6.00 Each

The Hood Life: A Bentley Manor Tale by Meesha Mink & De'nesha Diamond - 4.53 -
Black Will Shoot: A Novel by Jesse John Washington - 5.60 -
A Taste of Reality by Kimberla Lawson Roby - 5.58 -
Behind Closed Doors by Kimberla Lawson Roby - 5.18 -
Changing Faces by Kimberla Lawson Roby - 5.58 - 
Sin No More by Kimberla Lawson Roby - 5.60 -
The Best of Everything: A Novel by Kimberla Lawson Roby - 5.60 -
Be Careful What You Pray For: A Novel by Kimberla Lawson Roby - 5.60 -
Once Upon A Project by Bettye Griffin - 4.54 -
Decoys, Inc. by Shonda Cheekes - 5.51 -
Never Enough by Miasha - 5.60 -
Chocolate Kisses (anthology) by Francis Ray, MaryAnn Reid et. al. - 6.00 -
Do You Take This Woman?: A Novel by RM Johnson - 5.60 -
The Nick of Time by San Culberson - 5.60 -
Tempted by Trouble by Eric Jerome Dickey - 5.77 -
And Mistress Makes Three by Francis Ray - 5.60 -
Blossom: A Novel by Queen Pen - 5.60 -
No Strings Attached by Karyn Grice - 6.00 -
Crabs in a Barrel by Byron Harmon - 6.00 -
Destined by Patricia Haley - 5.60 -
'Til Death: A Novel by Miasha - 5.60 -
Silent Wager by Anita R. Bunkley - 5.60 -
The Liar's Club by Layla Jordan - 5.60 -
Dirty Old Men (And Other Stories) (Zane Presents) by Omar Tyree - 6.00 -
Sins of the Mother: A Novel by Victoria Christopher Murray - 6.00 -
The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil: A Novel by Victoria Christopher Murray - 5.85 -
A Sin and a Shame: A Novel by Victoria Christopher Murray - 5.98 -
The Ex Files by Victoria Christopher Murray - 5.60 -
Too Little, Too Late by Victoria Christopher Murray - 6.00 -
Grown Folks Business: A Novel by Victoria Christopher Murray - 6.00 -
Lady Jasmine by Victoria Christopher Murray - 6.00 -
Sex in the Sanctuary by Lutishia Lovely - 6.00 -
Reverend Feelgood by Lutishia Lovely - 6.00 -
A Preacher's Passion by Lutishia Lovely - 5.60 -
Heaven Forbid by Lutishia Lovely - 6.00 -
Heaven Right Here by Lutishia Lovely - 5.60 -
Crush by Lutishia Lovely, Michele Grant and Cydney Rax - 5.60 -
The Devil Is A Lie by ReShonda Tate Billingsley - 5.60 -
Holy Rollers by ReShonda Tate Billingsley - 5.60 -
Let the Church Say Amen by ReShonda Tate Billingsley - 4.54 -
I Know I've Been Changed by ReShonda Tate Billingsley - 5.60 -
A Second Helping: A Blessings Novel by Beverly Jenkins - 5.60 -
In Between Men by San Culberson - 5.32 -
Make Me Hot by Marissa Monteilh - 5.45 -
Not Quite What It Seems by Mari Walker - 6.00 -
Never As Good As the First Time by Mari Walker - 5.58 -
The Bishop's Daughter by Tiffany L. Warren - 5.60 -
Don't Blame the Devil by Pat G'Orge-Walker - 6.00 - 
Un-Nappily in Love by Trisha R. Thomas - 6.00 - 
Broken by Patricia Haley - 6.00 - 
Imagine This by Vickie M. Stringer - 6.00 - 
The Truth Is The Light (Blessed Trinity) by Vanessa Davis Griggs - 6.00 - 
Dice by T. N. Baker - 5.98 - 
Somebody's Knocking at My Door: A Novel by Francis Ray - 5.98 - 
Alibi by Teri Woods - 5.85 - 
Gone Fishin' (Easy Rawlins Mysteries) by Walter Mosley - 5.85 - 
A Taste of Honey: A Novel by Darren Coleman - 5.82 - 
All I Want Is Everything by Daaimah S. Poole - 6.00 - 
The Reason Why: A Novel by Vickie M. Stringer - 6.00 - 
Do Me Twice: My Life After Islam by Sonsyrea Tate - 5.67 - 
Confessions by Sasha Campbell - 5.60 - 
T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. by Sanyika Shakur - 5.60 - 
Last Temptation by Michelle Stimpson - 5.60
Chasing Faith by Stephanie Perry Moore - 5.60
Boss Lady: A Novel by Omar Tyree - 5.60
Diary of a Groupie: A Novel by Omar Tyree - 6.00 - 
The Last Street Novel by Omar Tyree - 6.00 - 
Satisfied with Nothin': A Novel by Ernest Hill - 5.60 - 
Reasonable Doubt by Mark Anthony - 5.98 - 
Love's Game by Harold L. Turley - 5.20 - 
A Different Kind of Blues by Gwynne Forster - 5.18 - 
Love Trumps Game (Strebor on the Streetz) by Debra Phillips - 5.07 - 
Nappily in Bloom by Trisha R. Thomas - 6.00 - 
Borrow Trouble by Mary Monroe and Victor McGlothin - 5.00 - 
Goodness and Mercy by Vanessa Davis Griggs - 6.00 - 
It's All About The Moon When The Sun Ain't Shining by Ernest Hill - 6.00 - 
When Twilight Comes by Gwynne Forster - 4.99 - 
I Want It Now by Sydney Molare - 4.96 - 
Hunger: A Novel by Erica Simone Turnipseed - 4.90 - 
A Love So Deep by Suzetta Perkins - 4.86 - 
God Ain't Blind by Mary Monroe - 6.00 - 
What's His Is Mine by Daaimah S. Poole - 6.00 - 
No More Tomorrows (Zane Presents) by Rodney Lofton - 5.60 - 
Somebody Else's Man by Daaimah S. Poole - 6.00 - 
Whispers in the Dark (Marti Macalister) by Eleanor Taylor Bland - 4.71 - 
Heaven Forbid by Lutishia Lovely - 6.00 - 
In My Bedroom by Donna Hill - 4.84 - 
Life Is Never As It Seems (Black Coral) by J. J. Michael - 4.49 - 
Jezebel by Jacquelin Thomas - 6.00 - 
Spellbound by Deirdre Savoy - 4.38 - 
Love Lockdown by Mia Edwards - 6.00 - 
Like Trees, Walking: A Novel by Ravi Howard - 5.58 - 
Satisfy Me (Aphrodisia) by Fiona Zedde, Renee Alexis and Syndey Molare - 5.58 - 
Criss Cross by Evie Rhodes - 5.60 - 
The Secrets of Newberry by Victor McGlothin - 5.60 - 
Live and Learn by Niobia Bryant - 4.61 - 
A House Is Not a Home: A B-Boy Blues Novel by James Earl Hardy - 5.58 - 
Balancing Act by Jonathan Plummer and Karen Hunter - 5.60 - 
The Forgotten Spirit: A Christmas Tale by Evie Rhodes - 4.54 - 
Up at the College by Michele Andrea Bowen - 5.60 - 
Sins of the Father by Angela Benson - 5.60 - 
Lipstick Hustla by Allison Hobbs - 6.00 - 
In The Company Of My Sistahs by Angie Daniels - 5.60 - 
Wanting It by Delilah Dawson - 5.60 - 
Tappin' On Thirty by Candice Dow - 5.60 - 
Blood Colony: A Novel by Tananarive Due - 6.00 - 
Satisfy Me Tonight by Fiona Zedde, Sydney Molare and Kimberly Kaye Terry - 5.58 - 
The Tempest Tales: A Novel-in-Stories by Walter Mosley - $5.60 - 
Dreams That Won't Let Go: A Novel (Jubilant Soul) by Stacy Hawkins Adams - $5.20 - 
Schooling Carmen by Kathleen Cross - 5.18 - 
Two Thin Dimes by Caleb Alexander - $5.60 - 
Yellow Moon: A Novel by Jewell Parker Rhodes - $6.00 - 
Love, Song & Dance by Jevon L. Mack - 5.70 - 
Ritz Harper Goes to Hollywood! (Ritz Harper Chronicles) by Wendy Williams - 6.00 - 
Butterfly by Rochelle Alers - 4.47 - 
Up All Night by Delilah Dawson - 5.58 - 
Spring Break by Kayla Perrin - 4.63 - 
Brickhouse by Rita Ewing - 5.18 - 
Joplin's Ghost: A Novel by Tananarive Due - 5.45 - 
Every Dark Desire by Fiona Zedde - 4.78 - 
What They Want: A Novel by Omar Tyree - 6.00 - 
Insatiable: The Rise of a Porn Star by Heather Hunter and Michelle Valentine - 5.82 - 
Tangled Roots (Kendra Clayton Novels) by Angela Henry - 5.58 - 
Not Even If You Begged by Francis Ray - 5.37 - 
Ain't No Sunshine by Candice Dow - 5.60 - 
Passin' by Karen E. Quinones Miller - 5.60 - 
No Trust by Leslie E. Banks - 5.60 - 
Superwoman's Child: Son of a Single Mother by J. L. Woodson - 4.21 - 
Holy Ghost Corner by Michele Andrea Bowen - 5.60 - 
Conception: A Novel by Kalisha Buckhanon - 5.58 - 
Some Like It Hot by Brenda Jackson - 5.98 - 
Let's Get It On: A Novel by Jill Nelson - 4.09 - 
Up Pops the Devil by Angela Benson - 5.58 - 
Beneath the Bruises by Dywane D. Birch - 5.20 - 
Never Go Home Again: A Novel by Shannon Holmes - 6.00 - 
View Park by Angela Winters - 5.60 - 
Feelin' the Vibe by Candice Dow - 5.60 - 
Tumbling: A Novel (P.S.) by Diane McKinney-Whetstone - 5.60 - 
The Heist by Kiki Swinson and De'nesha Diamond - 6.00 - 
I Wish I Had a Red Dress by Pearl Cleage - 5.60 - 
The Wicked (Vampire Huntress Legend) by L. A. Banks - 5.29 - 
Have a Little Faith by Jacquelin Thomas, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, J.D. Mason & Sandra Kitt - 5.60 - 
Gotta Have It by Renée Alexis - 5.18 - 
The Knees Of Gullah Island by Dwight Fryer - 5.98 - 
Spiritual Seduction by Desiree Day - 6.00 - 
Simply Wicked by Lisa G. Riley - 5.60 - 
Fool Stop Trippin' by Tina Brooks McKinney - 5.60 - 
Topaz by Beverly Jenkins - 5.58 - 
Dead Broke by Trista Russell - 5.60 - 
She's No Angel by Janine A. Morris - 4.46 - 
These Are My Confessions by Joy King, Electa Rome Parks, Cheryl Robinson & Meta Smith - 5.58 - 
Whatever It Takes by Gwynne Forster - 5.60 - 
Trading Dreams at Midnight: A Novel by Diane McKinney-Whetstone - 5.60 - 
Death Before Dishonor by 50 Cent and Nikki Turner - 4.80 - 
Bedroom Bully by Trista Russell - 5.60 - 
Larger Than Lyfe by Cynthia Diane Thornton - 4.80 - 
Bring on the Blessings by Beverly Jenkins - 5.60 - 
Sleep Don't Come Easy by Victor McGlothin and J. D. Mason - 5.73 - 
Out A Order by Evie Rhodes - 5.17 - 
Born Dying (Strebor on the Streetz) by Harold L. Turley - 5.20 - 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NEW REVIEW: Zuri Day - Love In Play

Zuri Day
Love In Play
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5 out of 5 books

Dominique is large-and-in-charge of her life and does not need a man to complicate things. So when she meets her son's new football coach, she can't understand the immediate attraction she has to him. Jake McDonald is an ex-NFL star who now coaches a middle school football team. He is trying to get his life back on track from the loss of his wife, his father, and the fact that the men in his family don't live past 60 due to heart disease that runs in his family. So when he comes in contact with this voluptuous, full-figured woman, he is totally thrown for a loop. She is not even his type. He usually goes for the petite, "willing to please" kind of woman, which is everything that Dominique is not. Dominique and Jake can't seem to get on the same page. When it seems as if they have finally decided to give their relationship a try, an unfortunate event causes Jake to pull back even though he is truly in love with Dominique. Hopefully that large-and-in-charge attitude of Dominique's can get back her man!

Love in Play was a great read by Zuri Day. Day did a wonderful job with character development since both Jake and Dominique were very relatable. They both remind you of some fun-loving, good-natured person you know or have known. The secondary characters are fun and help make the story more enjoyable. Day also does a fantastic job of keeping the story flowing without having moments of the story dragging out without anything eventful happening. I think Love In Play should be added to your TBR pile.

Reviewed by Tenecia for Urban Reviews

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Monday, January 16, 2012

NEW REVIEW: Sharon Rhodes - Family Secrets

Sharon Rhodes
Family Secrets
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4 out of 5 books

Is it true that everyone has skeletons in their closets? What would you do if a secret you have been keeping for 34 years showed up at your door? How would you find the courage to tell the important family members and friends in your life?

Sheila Robertson is coming to a great milestone in her life. 30 years serving her country in the military has come to an end as she is retiring. With her retirement party days away, all of Sheila’s family and friends arrive to congratulate her on her huge accomplishments. But as Sheila soon realizes, everyone has secrets and they are slowly being revealed one by one. On what is suppose to be one of the best days of her life, the day is slowly turning into a confessional.

Sheila is living the American Dream. She has a loving husband, two beautiful kids, and everything couldn’t be more perfect. That is, until a surprise guest arrives at Sheila’s door and her life is turned into a whirlwind. A deep, secret Sheila has kept for 34 years arrives, and now it's a matter of life and death to come clean. How will Sheila break the news to her family, and what will be the consequences and repercussions of withholding this secret for so long?

Family Secrets was a powerful read by Sharon Rhodes. I really enjoyed how the author gave so much detailed background information about each character. The book covered a variety of important topics, which includes infidelity, down low, and drug addiction. Overall, the message in Family Secrets to me was that no matter how perfect someone’s life appears to be, you never know what they have been through or what past they have endured to get where they are.

Reviewed by Kristin for Urban Reviews

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

NEW REVIEW: Winkk - Misleading

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3 out of 5 books

Misleading by Winkk is the story of Jarvis Denttin, the owner of Denttin nightclubs, an elite and prevalent nightclub. Jarvis is sexy and wealthy. He is also selfish, deceiving, andcontrolling. Jarvis has a huge appetite for sex, but he also has a devious side. Women are highly attracted to him and willing to do anything to have him.

Candance Mourton is the personal assistant to Jarvis. She caters to him to keep the money flowing so that she can live the lifestyle she wants to have. She will do whatever it takes to make it happen, including appeasing his sexual appetite daily. But is that enough?

As an executive, Jarvis has many trustworthy people working for him. His executive assistant, Jennifer Moeky, commits suicide and Michelle, his personal assistant, moves on to a better venture. Candance is her replacement. To Jarvis, money is always first and everything else falls below.

Because money dominates the life of Jarvis, he can’t see the treachery brewing around him. There are schemes developing, but will he see them in time to change the outcome? Who is behind the schemes and why? Will Jarvis stand, or will his life all apart in front of his very own eyes?

Misleading by Winkk has lust, lies and betrayal. The storyline is good, but the events and the characters within the story are totally unbelievable. The characters did things that were really far-fetched. Overall, the story in Misleading could have been more realistic.

Reviewed by Sofie for Urban Reviews

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

NEW REVIEW: Arielle Crowell - Monster

Arielle Crowell
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3.5 out of 5 books

Monster by Arielle Crowell is a story of love, lust, lies, deceit, and betrayal. Christina is the daughter of a major crime boss in Richmond, VA named Romeo Calderon. Christina has lived a sheltered life and because of the protection of her father, she knows almost nothing about the business. Her brother, Dominic, has lived his life trying to be like his father.

Dominic is suspected of being involved in the murder of a member of the Carmichael family named Will. Dutch Carmichael is the son of Smiley Carmichael. Dutch is very handsome and charming.

Romeo Calderon throws a party for a few of his business associates, including Dutch. Upon meeting Dutch during the party, Christina is not very nice to him and appears to be stuck up and a prude towards him. Although Dutch does not know who Christina is, he is fascinated by her. Dutch’s father, Smiley,  is in observance of the two and plans to use his son to get information from Christina for his own benefit. Smiley has a plan to avenge the death of Will, but is that the only thing he is after?

Although Monster by Arielle Crowell has its share of twists and turns, it also has its share of slow and fast. The ending seemed to be a little rushed and farfetched at times. In spite of this, the book was a good read and the characters were developed well.

Reviewed by Sofie for Urban Reviews

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Friday, January 13, 2012

NEW REVIEW: Shawneda Marks - My True Essence

Shawneda Marks
My True Essence
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3.5 out of 5 books

My True Essence tells a poignant story of how breast cancer can change a person's life in a blink of an eye. We are introduced to the characters of Danielle, Janessa, and Rebecca, who are all dealing with the aftermath of a breast cancer diagnosis. Through faith, these women are determined to face the future with strength & courage.

The topic of breast cancer hits home for me. I have known a few beautiful people that have died from this terrible disease. Just because breast cancer doesn't run in your family doesn't mean you are immune to it.

The only problem I had with this book was that I didn't feel connected to the characters as much as I would have liked to. There were some parts of the book that seemed to drag on until finally getting to the point. I do applaud the author for tackling this important subject.  Overall, My True Essence is a good read.

Reviewed by Orsayor for Urban Reviews

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

NEW REVIEW: Janie De Coster - What My Sister Don't Know

Janie DeCoster
What My Sister Don't Know
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3 out of 5 books

Gade and Saphire Michaels are sisters that have always had some sort of competition in their lives. Gade has constantly found herself in Saphire’s shade because of her overt sexuality and bold personality. But for some strange reason, Saphire has always wanted whatever Gade had, boyfriends included. Gade’s fiancé, Lamonte, is in the military and is away on duty, which leaves Gade with too much idle time. Saphire has Clay’s heart, soul, and mind but she still hungers for the excitement and the thrill of other men. Joe Burells meets the two sisters at the same time and begins to woo both without remorse.

What My Sister Don’t Know is a tale of jealousy, spite, selfishness, deception, secrets and sexuality. Being the good girl isn’t always what it’s made out to be. Will Gade stay in her lane, or will she traipse to a side that could destroy many people? Saphire has always dared to be dangerous, but will she continue to indulge in forbidden fruit when she has the ultimate treatment at home? Sisters should be friends since blood is thicker than water. Will the Michaels sisters defy these sayings for their own wants and needs? What My Sister Don’t Know was just a mediocre read for me. The characters lacked any excitable appeal, and the storyline had a lackluster flow. I struggled with this read from beginning to end. I couldn’t find any spellbinding scenes, dialogue or interaction in this book.

Reviewed by Tazzyt2bossye for Urban Reviews

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