Between The Sheets by-CairoBetween the Sheets by:Cairo
Sinful fantasies become sensually heated realities in this latest steamy tale by Cairo, in which one power couple takes voyeurism, intimacy, and open-mindedness to new sexual heights.

Marika and Marcel Franklin are a strikingly handsome, thirty-something married couple with voracious sex drives—professionals by day, uninhibited sexual beings at night. They are both equally attracted to the same sex as they are to each other, openly allowing one to indulge in surreptitious sexual encounters while the other watches and, more often than not, participates.

The rules are simple.

The other partner gets to choose who their mate’s next sexual conquest will be. Safe sex is a must. And they never, ever, indulge in any extramarital rendezvous without the other’s permission and presence.

From steamy exclusive sex clubs to frisky weekend getaways, there is no place these uninhibited lovers won’t turn inside out for multiple orgasms and wicked, no-strings-attached one night stands. But what happens when obsession seeps in and one clandestine sexual encounter turns into more than either could have ever expected?

Find out in Between the Sheets, told in alternating voices, as Marika and Marcel heat up their bedroom and singe the sheets, leaving nothing to the imagination.
Release: 2/24/15
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Seduced by the CEO (The Morretti Millionaires) by-Pamela YayeSeduced by Mr. Right (The Morretti Millionaires) by: Pamela Yaye
A lesson in love?

His life shattered by tragedy, Emilio Morretti stunned the world when he walked away from his fabulous career. The reclusive Atlanta race car legend isn’t looking for redemption or romance when he meets Sharleen Nichols. But the life coach’s infectious zeal for life is starting to make him feel like a winner again.

Haunted by her own painful secret, Sharleen can’t let her attraction to her celebrity client affect her professional judgment—or her heart. But with his charm and dashing good looks, Emilio is impossible to resist. And a weekend getaway to Miami only fuels the flames of their passion. Are they ready to trust their feelings and put the past behind them? Or will an exploding media scandal and an enemy’s vengeful agenda destroy the happiness finally within their reach?
Release: 3/1/15
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Sin City Temptation by Sharon C. CooperSin City Temptation by:Sharon C. Cooper
Is love in the cards?

Former police officer Trinity Layton will do anything to keep her personal security business afloat—even babysit professional poker player Gunner Brooks. Bizarre incidents have been plaguing the poker tour, and Trinity has been hired to keep Gunner safe. But when the gorgeous playboy convinces her to pose as his girlfriend, she might be the one who needs protecting, as their passionate charade quickly becomes all too real.

A gambler in the game of life, Gunner has made his fortune playing for the greatest prizes. The last thing he needs during this tournament is a bodyguard hanging around, especially one as alluring as Trinity. And being together 24/7 just tripled their odds of falling for one another. Now, as Gunner prepares for the championship of his career, he’s playing for the highest stakes of all: Trinity’s heart.
Release: 3/1/15
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Shame by Shelby SteeleShame by:Shelby Steele
A prominent conservative scholar traces the post-1960s divisions between the Right and the Left, taking aim at liberals’ victimization of African Americans and their failure to offer a viable way forward for American society

The United States today is hopelessly polarized; the political Right and Left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress. Amid the bickering and inertia, the promise of the 1960s—when we came together as a nation to fight for equality and universal justice—remains unfulfilled.

As Shelby Steele reveals in Shame, the roots of this impasse can be traced back to that decade of protest, when in the act of uncovering and dismantling our national hypocrisies—racism, sexism, militarism—liberals internalized the idea that there was something inauthentic, if not evil, in the America character. Since then, liberalism has been wholly concerned with redeeming modern American from the sins of the past, and has derived its political legitimacy from the premise of a morally bankrupt America. The result has been a half-century of well-intentioned but ineffective social programs, such as Affirmative Action. Steele reveals that not only have these programs failed, but they have in almost every case actively harmed America’s minorities and poor. Ultimately, Steele argues, post-60s liberalism has utterly failed to achieve its stated aim: true equality. Liberals, intending to atone for our past sins, have ironically perpetuated the exploitation of this country’s least fortunate citizens.

It therefore falls to the Right to defend the American dream. Only by reviving our founding principles of individual freedom and merit-based competition can the fraught legacy of American history be redeemed, and only through freedom can we ever hope to reach equality.

Approaching political polarization from a wholly new perspective, Steele offers a rigorous critique of the failures of liberalism and a cogent argument for the relevance and power of conservatism.
Release:2/24/15
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Neon Aliens Ate My Homework by Nick CannonNeon Aliens Ate My Homework by:Nick Cannon
Just in time for National Poetry Month, Nick Cannon, entertainer extraordinaire, debuts his poetry book for children.

Nick Cannon–the unstoppable entertainer, comedian, actor, and musician–was inspired to write Neon Aliens Ate My Homework (and Other Poems) as a way to combine the worlds of poetry and hip-hop. These two mediums have shaped Nick into the prolific artist he is today. To further pay respect to the urban storytelling that inspired him, each funny, gross, wacky, or thought-provoking poem in this collection is illustrated by one of six incredible street artists who have shown his or her work around the world. There are even four illustrations by Nick himself.
Also includes: More than 65 poems written by Nick Cannon 4 poems illustrated by Nick Cannon himself 60+ poems illustrated by one of six outstanding street artists A letter from Nick Cannon A biography of Nick Cannon A biography of each illustrator An index.
Release:2/24/15 | Age Level: 7 – 10 | Grade Level: 3 – 5
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Beyond Freedom's Reach by Adam RothmanBeyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery by:Adam Rotham
Born into slavery in rural Louisiana, Rose Herera was bought and sold several times before being purchased by the De Hart family of New Orleans. Still a slave, she married and had children, who also became the property of the De Harts. But after Union forces captured New Orleans in 1862 during the American Civil War, Herera’s owners fled to Havana, taking three of her small children with them. Beyond Freedom’s Reach is the true story of one woman’s quest to rescue her children from bondage.

In a gripping, meticulously researched account, Adam Rothman lays bare the mayhem of emancipation during and after the Civil War. Just how far the rights of freed slaves extended was unclear to black and white people alike, and so when Mary De Hart returned to New Orleans in 1865 to visit friends, she was surprised to find herself taken into custody as a kidnapper. The case of Rose Herera’s abducted children made its way through New Orleans’ courts, igniting a custody battle that revealed the prospects and limits of justice during Reconstruction.

Rose Herera’s perseverance brought her children’s plight to the attention of members of the U.S. Senate and State Department, who turned a domestic conflict into an international scandal. Beyond Freedom’s Reach is an unforgettable human drama and a poignant reflection on the tangled politics of slavery and the hazards faced by so many Americans on the hard road to freedom.
Release:2/25/15
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Eric Walrond by-John DavisEric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean by: James Davis
Eric Walrond (1898-1966) was a writer, journalist, caustic critic, and fixture of 1920s Harlem. His short story collection, Tropic Death, was one of the first efforts by a black author to depict Caribbean lives and voices in American fiction. Restoring Walrond to his proper place as a luminary of the Harlem Renaissance, this biography situates Tropic Death within the author’s broader corpus and positions the work as a catalyst and driving force behind the New Negro literary movement in America.

James Davis follows Walrond from the West Indies to Panama, New York, France, and finally England. He recounts his relationships with New Negro authors such as Countée Cullen, Charles S. Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Alain Locke, and Gwendolyn Bennett, as well as the white novelist Carl Van Vechten. He also recovers Walrond’s involvement with Marcus Garvey’s journal Negro World and the National Urban League journal Opportunity and examines the writer’s work for mainstream venues, including Vanity Fair.

In 1929, Walrond severed ties with Harlem, but he did not disappear. He contributed to the burgeoning anticolonial movement and print culture centered in England and fueled by C. L. R. James, George Padmore, and other Caribbean expatriates. His history of Panama, shelved by his publisher during the Great Depression, was the first to be written by a West Indian author. Unearthing documents in England, Panama, and the United States, and incorporating interviews, criticism of Walrond’s fiction and journalism, and a sophisticated account of transnational black cultural formations, Davis builds an eloquent and absorbing narrative of an overlooked figure and his creation of modern American and world literature.
Release:2/24/15
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All Hail the Queen; An Urban Tale by-Meesha MinkAll Hail the Queen: An Urban Tale by:Meesha Mink
In this heart-pounding sequel to the explosive novel Kiss the Ring, Naeema “Queen” Cole races against the clock to figure out who attacked her man and why—before it’s too late.

Life finally seems to have calmed down for Naeema “Queen” Cole. After she brought down the Make Money Crew, Newark’s most notorious bank robbing gang, she was able to make peace with the son she never knew. His memory is even starting to feel like a blessing, rather than a curse. She and her on-again off-again husband Tank are back on and stronger than ever. But just when she thought she could put away her undercover identity as “Queen” and just be Naeema, Tank is attacked while out on a job guarding a high-profile celebrity.

Everyone thinks it was the celebrity who the target, but Naeema knows the attack was personal. With Tank in critical condition and everyone else looking in all the wrong places, it’s up to her to find out which of Tank’s enemies would dare to mess with her man.

Hailed for her “fast-paced action, sizzling erotic sex, and a heartwarming kick-ass heroine,” (Publishers Weekly), Meesha Mink is back with another thrilling tale following Naeema on the hunt for a killer, because she’ll die before she lets anyone take away her king.
Release:2/24/15
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Nico Carter...Men Of The Bitch Series by Joy Deja KingNico Carter…Men Of The Bitch Series by:Joy Deja King
The first installment of Men Of The Bitch Series follows the journey of Nico Carter…
Nico Carter is the epitome of a Boss. He learned not only how to survive amongst the deadliest criminals but how to rise to the top, from growing up in the gritty streets of Brooklyn. Nico used those survival tactics to become the leader of a multi million-dollar drug empire. But with money and power, come the so-called friends and enemies, ready to take it all away. Before Nico became Precious Cummings first love, he won the heart of the streets. Follow his story in Nico Carter.
Release:2/25/15
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Sweet Violet and a Time for Love; Book Four of the Sienna St. James by-Leslie J. SherrodSweet Violet and a Time for Love by: Leslie J Sherrod
“Flowers can’t tell lies. If you keep the sun off of them, dry up their waterbeds, and throw in weeds to choke ’em out, ain’t no way or reason for them to bloom. If a rose is in full bloom when you know it’s only been kept in darkness, and the ground it’s planted in is cracked and cold, don’t stop to smell that rose. There’s a trap somewhere in those tempting, dark red petals. There’s deceit. Maybe even death. Run from that flowerbed. You don’t want to get buried in that soil.”

It’s a few weeks before her fortieth birthday, and Sienna finally has the life she’s dreamed of: a husband who loves her, a private practice that’s flourishing, and an extended family that has finally put its skeletons to rest. However, when a homeless woman named Sweet Violet comes under Sienna’s care with nothing on her but broken memories and a pocket watch stopped at 5:11, Sienna knows the peaceful life she’s been enjoying will come to a screeching halt.

Despite her best attempts not to get too involved, Sienna quickly discovers the dangerous past of Sweet Violet, and decades-old secrets and shadows come creeping into the present with violent results. Further complicating matters is a shocking midlife surprise for Sienna, and an unwelcomed guest her son Roman brings home.

Life and death, love and loss, remain on the line as Sienna seeks answers, ducks bullets, and tries to be a good wife.
Release:2/24/15
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Southern Comfort by-SkyySouthern Comfort by:Skyy
Willow is at a crossroads. After caring for her father during his final days, she comes home to her flat in London wondering what’s next. Whether it’s traveling to some exotic location or starting her career in fashion, the only thing she is certain of is that she wants to finally experience the love she reads about in books. When a fluke change in the weather brings a sexy stranger into her life, she decides to throw caution to the wind and take her chances on love, which brings her to Memphis, Tennessee.

Seeing her happily ever after in front of her, Willow is thrown for a loop when she finds out she isn’t the only one vying for the woman she knows is the one for her. Now standing in unfamiliar territory, Willow prepares for the fight of her life, the fight to win the heart of the woman she loves from the woman who held the heart to begin with.

Katrina’s stuck between a rock and a hard place. On one hand she has the woman she loved, who left her high and dry, and on the other hand, an exciting new possibility. When the ultimatum is placed in front of her, does she go for the new beauty from across the pond, or stay with the one who got away? Does this chef create the perfect dish, or is it a recipe for disaster?
Release:2/24/15
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The Dating Game by Princess F.L. GoodenThe Dating Game by:Princess F.L. Gooden and Cheritta Smith
From fairytale romances to dating disasters and everything in between, The Dating Game chronicles the stories of hopefuls on their journey toward happily ever after.

In this compilation of dating stories, sixteen writers share tales of adventures and experiences while on the quest toward finding Mr. Right. From Tania Renee Zayid ‘s story of what happens when one woman becomes determined to keep the perfect man that she met online . . . to Natalie Leffall’s hilarious look into the dating world of a plus-size girl . . . to Keleigh and Gina’s rib-tickling and surprisingly dangerous, speed dating fiasco. . . and Gina Torres’ tale of love, heartache, and the power of letting go . . . these diverse stories will make you laugh, cry, and root for the characters to land Mr. Right.
Release:2/24/15
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Gift of Revelation by-Robert FlemingGift of Revelation by:Robert Fleming
In this third installment of the Gift series, Reverend Clint and Addie are finally settling down in Harlem following their Alabama adventure, during which they help black farmers. Addie, a former schoolteacher, loves New York City, with its glittering tourist sites. When she meets Dr. Bentley Gomes, a missionary just back from Africa, she is alarmed to learn of the worsening human rights crisis in Sudan. Addie is intrigued by the need for volunteers to aid those caught in the bloody war in this region. Meanwhile, Reverend Clint encounters African refugees, and their stories of suffering and pain tug at his soul.

Before Reverend Clint realizes what is going on, Addie volunteers to go to Sudan. The pastor follows her on this unforgettable journey of discovery and revelation, into the dangerous region, where they confront famine, violence, and religious persecution. As Addie plunges into this hell, she wants Reverend Clint to make a lasting commitment to her. She wants something solid but wonders if they’ll make it out alive. Will the Sudan adventure transform their admiration for each other into fully realized love? Or will Sudan, with its violent extremists, corrupt politicians, heroic doctors, and long-suffering refugees, derail them from intimacy and trust?
Release:2/24/15
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Carl Weber Presents Ride or Die Chick 3 by- J.M. BenjaminCarl Weber Presents Ride or Die Chick 3 by:J.M. Benjamin
Imagine being the product of one of the most notorious criminal couples ever to terrorize the state of Virginia. Imagine your father choosing death over life in prison because he thinks he has no reason to live. Imagine your mother trying to kill herself and you to protect you from the world. Then imagine growing up parentless in a society you seem not to fit in–until you meet someone else who feels the same way. If you can imagine all of this, then you will be intrigued by the story of young Treacherous Freeman and Baby Love.

Nearly two years after the death of his mother, Treacherous is faced with a situation that causes him to unleash all that has been bottled up inside him. His actions ultimately land him in a place that surprises even him.

Despite growing up with both parents and strong family values, Baby Love feels her life is not too far from hell. Deceit, betrayal, and deception are the contributors to Baby’s sudden change. They are the very same things that land her in a predicament that has her craving for vengeance.

As fate would have it, Treacherous finds himself drawn to the girl that reminds him so much of his mother. The chemistry between him and Baby is undeniable, and a twisted love connection is born. Fueled by pain, they form a bond that Treacherous has always dreamed of and Baby never thought existed.
Release:2/24/15
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The Banks Sisters by-Nikki TurnerThe Bank Sisters by:Nikki Turner
New York Times bestselling author Nikki Turner returns with her most spellbinding story to date: Meet the Banks sisters—Simone, Bunny, Tallhya, and Ginger. The four beauties are living under the same roof by force, but they can’t stand each other. Their only common denominator is their loving grandmother, Me-Ma. When she’s not at work trying to make ends meet, she’s home with her girls, trying to keep them from killing each other.

Tragedy strikes when Me-Ma has a heart attack at church. The sisters are shocked to discover that Me-Ma left the house and all her money to the church. Now the pastor wants them out, unless they can come up with the money to buy the house from him. To make matters worse, Bunny already owes over a hundred thousand dollars to a very dangerous man.

How can four broke women, each with their own mountain of problems, come up with enough money to save the family’s home—and save Bunny’s life? They devise a plan that could have them rolling in plenty of dough—as long as they can stay one step ahead of the law enforcement that’s on the lookout for a group of bank robbers who have burst onto the scene.
Release:2/24/15
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Hold Me Down (Coleman High) by-Calvin SlaterHold Me Down (Coleman High Book 2) by:Calvin Slater
Xavier Hunter’s dreams of graduation and college are even more crazy-impossible this sophomore year. Flipping on his former BFF has put more than one target on his back. And thanks to vicious baby-daddy lies, his dream girl Samantha Fox has quit him for good. The only person who seems to understand what he’s going through is Nancy Simpson. She’s a gorgeous chance to make things right–but she’s more dangerous drama than Xavier has ever seen.

Samantha isn’t going to let heartbreak break her. Maybe Xavier wasn’t the down-deep-decent guy she thought. And maybe what they had wasn’t as true as she hoped. But there’s something about his new boo, Nancy, that’s screaming bad news. And exposing what’s real means she and Xavier must face some hard truths–and survive.
Release:2/24/15
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Snowy Mountain Nights by Lindsay EvansSnowy Mountain Nights by:Lindsay Evans
Cold nights. Hot kisses…

On a much-needed ski getaway with her girlfriends, the last person Reyna Allen wants to run into is the lawyer who ruined her life. The tattoo artist’s bitter divorce left her with nothing, and she blames her ex-husband’s attorney, Garrison Richards. Now firelight dinners, winter walks in the Adirondacks and toe-curling chemistry are daring her to give in to the one man she refuses to ever trust.

Garrison is good at his job—and where Reyna’s concerned, he may have been a little too good. He regrets the role he played in her divorce and intends to show Reyna that he’s found his moral compass since then. But as their mutual heat thaws her resolve, will doubts put the freeze on their relationship—before he can convince her that they’re the ones meant for happily -ever-after?
Release:2/24/15
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Embrace My Heart by AlTonya WashingtonEmbrace My Heart by:AlTonya Washington
Is she ready to trust again?

All of the delights and none of the drama—that’s what heiress and gallery owner Vectra Bauer wants from her fling with Qasim Wilder. The gorgeous financial adviser has been Vectra’s platonic friend, but now, after the end of her last painful relationship, she’s ready to take a small risk and open her heart.

Settling for a little of anything isn’t Sim’s ideal. Possessive by nature, he makes no secret of how much he wants Vectra. And he can’t understand why she’s hiding from their intense connection that’s way more than just physical. The man who always gets what he wants is embracing his biggest challenge yet: to make the woman he adores believe in love once more…
Release:2/24/15
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The Favorite Son by-Tiffany L. WarrenThe Favorite Son by:Tiffany Warren
Do family, faith–and fame–go together? In this captivating novel from award-winning author Tiffany L. Warren, two brothers reach for the stars, but are they prepared for a fall?. . .

They’re handsome, smart, and musically gifted. Brothers Camden and Blaine Drake have put their talents together and founded a gospel group. The quieter one, Camden is the songwriter, while charismatic Blaine is the performer. At first, their Bishop father is against the idea–until Blaine, his favorite, wows the congregation with his performance at a church revival. Sure enough, once the bishop witnesses their effect on the crowd he wants them there every Sunday. But he may have set the stage for trouble. . .

As the group’s popularity grows, so do the groupies–and promiscuous Blaine is more than happy to share his love. Gigs across the country, meetings with music execs, a chance to sign with a major label, and a sexy new band member bring new connections–and dangerous new temptations. Soon, a slew of rumors and a shocking betrayal threaten to destroy the group–and the brothers’ relationship. But one event is going to rock their world forever. Do they have enough faith, forgiveness, and brotherly love left to find harmony once more?…
Release:2/24/15
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Playing With Fire (Sultry Southern Nights) by Deborah Fletcher MelloPlaying With Fire by:Deborah Fletcher Mello
Romeo Marshall is over six feet of cool, smooth, hot, southern seductiveness–just like the music at his popular Raleigh club, The Playground Jazz and Blues Bar. With his beloved mother gone and no father he’s ever known, the business is Romeo’s everything. It’s a place where anything can happen–and the evening one gorgeous young woman and one intriguing old musician walk into the bar–and into Romeo’s life–it does.

There’s something about high-powered, down-to-the earth Taryn Williams that captures Romeo’s attention like no other woman has. Yet unanswered questions from his past seem to hold him back from real commitment. For Romeo to move forward in love, he’ll have to learn some devastating truths–and James “Piano Man” Burdett is there to teach him. And with Taryn’s help, Romeo just may accept that like music, life sometimes needs to be improvised. . .
Release:2/24/15
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