Fiction

Her Kind of Man by Elle WrightHer Kind of Man by:Elle Wright
When Mr. Right is oh so wrong

I’ll never let you go . . . Allina had always dreamed of hearing those words. But when her fiancé, Isaac, utters them, it isn’t a promise-it’s a threat. Scared and confused, with only moments before the wedding, Allina knows what she must do. Forget walking down the aisle; it’s time to run. Back to Michigan. Back to Kent.

Kent has loved Allina for longer than he can remember. Out of respect for their friendship, he’s never crossed the line, but when she turns up on his doorstep wearing her torn, tearstained wedding gown, the fire inside him ignites. He’ll do whatever it takes to make Allina feel safe-like the beautiful, desirable woman she is. But as Kent and Allina grow closer, and their passion pushes deeper, it’s clear that something bigger than a botched wedding still lingers between them . . .
Release: 4/26/16
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Bed of Lies by Shelly EllisBed of Lies by:Shelly Ellis
Secrets and scandals are a way of life for the Murdochs of Chesterton, Virginia. But the lies that bind them may end up tearing them apart…

With his drama-filled marriage behind him, Evan Murdoch has finally found happiness with his longtime friend turned fiancée, Leila Hawkins. But when his party boy brother, Terrence, is seriously injured in a car accident, a gossiping press puts the family back in the spotlight. Soon Terrence could face a lawsuit—and much worse, if his vengeful half-brother, Dante, has his way. Terrence’s only bright spot is journalist C.J. Aston—but is she really on his side, or does she have another motive?. . .

While Terrence struggles to recover from his injuries, Paulette, the little sister of the family, is struggling with a secret: she’s pregnant, and unsure whether the father is her blackmailing ex or her husband. Amid the turmoil, Evan does his best to stay above the fray, but a shocking revelation makes that impossible—he’s a Murdoch after all, and trouble seems to be their business…
Release: 4/26/16
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Full Figured 10 by Skyy, Anna BlackFull Figured 10 by:Skyy, Anna Black
Once again, Carl Weber brings together two literary divas to give readers what they’ve been asking for: empowering stories about big, beautiful women.

“A Lover’s Embrace 2” by Skyy: Rayne has a new attitude. After taking six months to travel, Rayne is coming back to Memphis with a new job, new love, and a new outlook on life. But coming home means coming back to the reality that she left behind. Can she stay strong in the presence of the man who turned her world upside down? Or will she fall back into the disastrous routine that made her run away to begin with?

Loyal knows Rayne left town to get away from him. Who could blame her? He is a playboy unwilling to commit to anything besides a good time. After she left, however, something changed. He realized that she meant more than just another woman in his life. How does he tell the woman whose heart he broke that he wants her back, especially now that she has other options?

“Fire & Icing” by Anna Black: Lynn Bryant has suffered through a monotonous marriage long enough with her husband, Chester. Longing for love, intimacy, and affection, Lynn finally throws in the towel. Forty-one and childless, she wants a man who is willing and ready to love her the way she deserves. General Contractor William Daniels appears to be the perfect man for the job. Lynn’s bakery, Fire & Icing, needs some repairs, so she hires him. Lynn manages to bake her way into Will’s heart, but will he be able to reconstruct hers?
Release: 4/26/16
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Money-Makin' Mamas by Smooth SilkMoney-Makin’ Mamas by:Smooth Silk
Taffy Douglas, the real bitch in charge, is the mama of three sexy, smart, and highly creative daughters who use their “skills” through internet video porn to make paper. Chyna, Karrine, and Simone have a hands-off approach when it comes to men. They prefer to handle their business with high-dollar ballers who are willing to pay up for a sneak peek at the sisters from the other side.

Captain save-a-ho is not Taffy’s profession; kickin’ ass and savin’ some for later is. So, all bets are off when Taffy’s money-makin’ daughters refuse to play by her rules. The chips must fall where they may. When the secretive man in Chyna’s life finds himself down on bended knee to propose, will she accept, knowing that Mama ain’t down with it? Sassy Simone will meet her match, but he comes in the form of a stalker who terrorizes her through the internet. She’s definitely afraid, but not as afraid as Karrine, who catches a bullet in her back for seeking the real truth about family secrets that have been buried for years. These money-makin’ mamas will have to hold on tight, because they are in for one wild ride.
Release:4/26/16
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Sex In The Hood Saga by White ChocolateSex In The Hood Saga by:White Chocolate
Victoria, a beautiful, pampered biracial girl is thrown into poverty when her wealthy white father dies. Sent to live with her black grandmother in one of Detroit’s toughest neighborhoods, Victoria is lost, until Duke Johnson takes an interest in her. To Duke, Victoria is the most beautiful woman in the world, and he wants her more than any woman he’s ever met. The only problem is he’s the leader of the most notorious gang in Detroit, and everyone is scared of him, especially Victoria’s grandmother. Victoria is the only one who sees a kind, warm personality hidden in him, and she lets Duke take her virtue, putting her to work with the rest of his women. Together, they begin to rule the mean streets of Detroit. White Chocolate delivers a hot, steamy tale of love and lust in the city.
Release: 4/26/16
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Intimate Vendetta by LoreIntimate Vendetta by:Lore
Casper and his boys, Joe-Joe and Poet have always been problem children. And even though they were in and out of juvenile detention centers, jail hadn’t changed them one bit. After they’re all released within months of one another, they set up yet another plan against Poet’s probation officer, Nathan Brooks. They’re always seeking trouble, but this time, unbeknownst to them, they’ve found it.

After the senseless killing of her father, who just so happens to be Mr. Brooks, Nadya takes matters into her own hands. She sets out on an Intimate Vendetta against those responsible and their loved ones, turning their lives upside down, literally. Nadya will stop at nothing to see her plan through.

Will she come out victorious or will all of her hard work be in vain?
Release: 4/26/16
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Non-Fiction

Black Lives and Sacred Humanity by Carol Wayne WhiteBlack Lives and Sacred Humanity by:Carol Wayne White
Identifying African American religiosity as the ingenuity of a people constantly striving to inhabit their humanity and eke out a meaningful existence for themselves amid harrowing circumstances, Black Lives and Sacred Humanity constructs a concept of sacred humanity and grounds it in the writings of Anna Julia Cooper, W. E. B. Du Bois, and James Baldwin. Supported by current theories in science studies, critical theory, and religious naturalism, this concept, as Carol Wayne White demonstrates, offers a capacious view of humans as interconnected, social, value-laden organisms with the capacity to transform themselves and create nobler worlds wherein all sentient creatures flourish.

Acknowledging the great harm wrought by divisive and problematic racial constructions in the United States, this book offers an alternative to theistic models of African American religiosity to inspire newer, conceptually compelling views of spirituality that address a classic, perennial religious question: What does it mean to be fully human and fully alive?
Release: 5/1/16
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Bigmama Quotes by Princess F. L. GoodenBig Mama Quotes by:Princess Gooden
When Bigmama spoke everybody listened. Her words were words that flowed from trials, tribulations, mistakes, heartbreaks, disappointments, and failures. She knew exactly what to say even if we didn’t want to hear it. Bigmama Quotes is a book that reminds of her wisdom and love.
Release: 5/1/16
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Incarcerating the Crisis by Jordan T. CampIncarcerating the Crisis : Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State by:Jordan T. Camp
The United States currently has the largest prison population on the planet. Over the last four decades, structural unemployment, concentrated urban poverty, and mass homelessness have also become permanent features of the political economy. These developments are without historical precedent, but not without historical explanation. In this searing critique, Jordan T. Camp traces the rise of the neoliberal carceral state through a series of turning points in U.S. history including the Watts insurrection in 1965, the Detroit rebellion in 1967, the Attica uprising in 1971, the Los Angeles revolt in 1992, and events in post-Katrina New Orleans in 2005. Incarcerating the Crisis argues that these dramatic events coincided with the emergence of neoliberal capitalism and the state’s attempts to crush radical social movements. Through an examination of the poetic visions of social movements—including those by James Baldwin, Marvin Gaye, June Jordan, José Ramírez, and Sunni Patterson—it also suggests that alternative outcomes have been and continue to be possible.
Release:4/26/16
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Children & Young Adult

Keep Me in Mind by Jaime ReedKeep Me In Mind by:Jaime Reed
Ellia Dawson doesn’t recognize the handsome boy who sits in tears by her hospital bed. He claims he’s her boyfriend, Liam. But to Ellia, he’s a stranger. She remembers her name. Her parents. Her best friend, Stacey. But Liam is a total blank in her life.

Liam McPherson is devastated. His girlfriend, Ellia, suffered a terrible accident–maybe because of him–and now she’s lost her memory. But the harder Liam tries to reach Ellia, and remind her of what they had, the more she pulls away. As Ellia begins on the slow road to recovery, Liam begins work on a secret project that he hopes will bring back the girl he loved.

But can there ever be a future when the past is in pieces?
Release: 4/26/16
Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up
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Derek Jeter Presents Night at the Stadium by Phil BildnerDerek Jeter Presents Night at the Stadium by:Phil Bildner, Tom Booth
A baseball stadium comes to life in this magical picture book brought to you by legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter.

Seven-year-old Gideon is overjoyed to be at Yankee Stadium watching his favorite team win! And when the game is over, he’s going to get an autograph from his favorite player. However, Gideon gets separated from his family and then he tumbles into a secret part of the stadium. There he discovers a magical world where everything from the rakes and the hoses to the bats and balls to the food to the monuments in Monument Park has a story to tell. But can Gideon finally find his family and get the autograph he really wants?

An enchanting combination of Night at the Museum and Alice in Wonderland—with a little bit of Field of Dreams thrown in for good measure!—this book captures the excitement, wonder, and magic of your first trip to the ballpark!
Release:4/26/16
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Re-Release

Mina's Joint by Keisha ErvinMina’s Joint : Triple Crown Collection by:Keisha Ervin
Once again she’s back! Keisha Ervin, that is, with her spellbinding tale of love, family, money, and scandal. In this sizzling new story, Keisha introduces you to Mina Matthews. She is not your typical around-the-way girl; her dreams of making a life for herself outside the hood are now a reality. At the age of 25, she has her own full service salon, Mina’s Joint, drives a CLK55, and is engaged to Andrew, the son of the mayor of St. Louis. To most, she has it all, but everything that glitters ain’t gold. Mina’s life is turned upside down when the man of her dreams and childhood sweetheart, Victor Gonzalez, re-enters her life. Suddenly everything that she thought was true turns out to be a lie. Will her loyalty to Andrew overshadow her love for Victor, or will the pasts of these two men bring her life to an end?
Re-Release: 4/26/16
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A Change Had To Come by Gwynne ForsterA Change Had To Come by:Gwynne Forster
Leticia Langley is used to fighting for what she wants. That’s how she wound up being the first in her family to graduate from college. So what if she’s never had a date? All that’s about to change when she gets a job as a food columnist for The Journal—and treats herself to a makeover that will transform her life.

With her stylish hair and a dazzling new wardrobe that shows off her curves, the opposite sex suddenly notices Leticia. Except for Max Baldwin—a colleague who accuses her of trying to knock him down on her stampede up the corporate ladder. But Leticia is determined to stand her ground and get her due. Soon she even wins Max’s respect—and admiration. Now she’ll have to decide if she wants to let down her guard, and let in the one man she could get serious about.
Re-Release: 4/26/16
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