Fiction

Sexual Healing by Allison Hobbs, CairoSexual Healing by: Allison Hobbs and Ciaro
Are you ready for the heat? Two of the hottest erotica authors team up to deliver a sensually heated tome of dangerous seduction and sinful desire, where lust, lies, and forbidden pleasures lure you to the edge of your seats, leaving you hanging on until the last steamy page.

Smooth-talking, twenty-nine-year-old Cruze Fontaine is tall, dark, and dreamy-eyed. Chiseled to perfection, the six-foot-four self-made millionaire is every woman’s dream. With a reputation of giving toe-curling orgasms, this sex addict has a personal harem of vixens at his fingertips to satisfy his sexual appetite. But, after all the sweet nothings have been whispered and the shuddering climaxes are over, the salacious playboy finds himself yearning for something more.

But what happens when fate and wanton lust lands him in bed with someone just as emotionally detached and cunning as he?

Meet thirty-two-year old Arabia Knight. Runway ready and always fabulous, this beauty knows that the way to a man’s wallet is through his libido. And this well-kept, materialistic diva is no stranger to turning on the charm, then luring her next big score into her web of seduction since the bigger the bank account, the greater the rewards.

The problem is, none of her middle-aged, wealthy benefactors fulfill her erotic yearnings, leaving her starved for someone with the sexual prowess she craves. But, as the saying goes: “Be careful what you wish for…”

And Arabia gets more than she could have ever imagined after a chance encounter with the enigmatic Cruze Fontaine. One night of animalistic pleasure unleashes her deepest, darkest desires, and sets off a chain of fiery events that leave them both breathless. With each having something to prove and everything to lose, Cruze and Arabia fight to defy the urgings of their hearts. But as temperatures rise and desires ignite, the two lovers quickly find themselves unraveling with want, and both learn that complete surrender can lead to unexpected love.
Release: 8/16/16
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Postcards From Venus by Trishia R. ThomasPostcards From Venus (The Nappily Series) by:Trishia R. Thomas
The promise of beautiful beaches, meditation, and massages lures Venus Parson to a relaxing woman’s retreat. There she makes the unlikely connection with two women, Bunny and Elina, who become fast friends. The adventure for Venus takes a quick spiral off a cliff onto a deserted island where growth and rejuvenation of the heart and mind take on an entirely new meaning. The rescue effort comes slow giving Venus time to face her short comings and all the faults she’d conveniently blamed on others over the years. Once she learns how to deal with the turmoil on the island, she’s ready to face her fears head on. This beloved series keeps getting better with every step Venus takes into new territory.
Release: 8/16/16
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All This Love (Stoneworth Series Book 2) by Michelle Stimpson and Michelle ChesterAll This Love (Stoneworth Series Book 2) by:Michelle Stimpson and Michelle Chester
Knox Stoneworth got dumped at the altar—literally—and has spent the last few years burying himself in work to move past the pain. After a night of celebrating his parents’ anniversary, Knox meets a stranger who just might change his mind about his future.

Jada is proud to be from “the hood” and can’t relate to Knox’s picture-perfect, God-fearing family. Her life has been anything but easy, and trying to stick to her morals has cost her a good job. Now that she’s had to move in with her sister and shady brother-in-law, Jada thinks that calling it quits in moving back to Memphis is the best option…unless Knox can give her a reason to stay in Texas.

This is book 2 of The Stoneworth Series
Release: 8/16/16
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Non-Fiction

Txt Me by B. Bonin BoughTxt Me: Your Phone Has Changed Your Life. Let’s Talk about It. by:B. Bonin Bough
What’s bigger than the internet? Putting it in every pocket, and in every purse. This changes everything, in ways we are only beginning to understand.

Mobile devices have become staples of daily life, and our nonstop use of them has changed society . . . forever.

In Txt Me, B. Bonin Bough, one of the world’s leaders in digital marketing, explores the exciting impact and future implications of mobile devices and digital communication on individuals, companies, and society.

Including insights from the minds behind Coca-Cola, Conde Nast, NASCAR, and Twitter, Bough breaks down the often counterintuitive ways mobile devices and digital data are reshaping the way we experience, consume, and think, including:

Why consumers now have more control of their shopping and spending
How mobile phones have actually “rescued” language
Why parents—not kids—should put down their phones
How our relationship with politicians has evolved—and improved
Why cell phones have improved our interaction with our surroundings—not hindered it
How mobile devices are enabling us to better monitor, and enhance, our personal health

Txt Me is a fascinating, funny, entertaining exploration of how our mobile society is changing the way we are behaving, reacting, thinking, learning, parenting, dating, having sex, eating, worshiping, exercising, and buying. It will challenge, surprise, provoke, and inspire you.

Yes, the number on the cover is real. Text B. Bonin Bough at (646-759-1837) with your answers to any of the questions called out throughout the book. He will text back with his thoughts. Just remember to include the hashtag of the question you’re answering in each text!

Participating in the Txt Me experience may unlock exclusive deals and special offers. As your contribution is most important, please keep in mind that standard carrier rates regarding SMS or data may apply, and you can opt out whenever you wish by texting “Stop.”
Release: 8/16/16
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Carry On by Lisa FennCarry On by: Lisa Fenn
In the spirit of The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights comes a tender and profoundly moving memoir about an ESPN producer’s unexpected relationship with two disabled African-American wrestlers from inner-city Cleveland, and how these bonds—blossoming, ultimately, into a most unorthodox family—would transform their lives.

When award-winning ESPN producer Lisa Fenn returned to her hometown for a story about two wrestlers at one of Cleveland’s toughest public high schools, she had no idea that the trip would change her life. Both young men were disadvantaged students with significant physical disabilities. Dartanyon Crockett, the team’s best wrestler, was legally blind as a result of Leber’s disease; Leroy Sutton lost both his legs at eleven, when he was run over by a train. Brought together by wrestling, they had developed a brother-like bond as they worked to overcome their disabilities.

In their time developing the segment together, Fenn formed a profound connection with Dartanyon and Leroy. After earning their trust and their love, she realized she couldn’t just walk away when filming ended. These boys had had to overcome the odds too many times. Instead, Fenn dedicated herself to ensuring their success long after the reporting was finished and the story aired—and an unlikely family of three was formed.

The years ahead would be fraught with complex challenges, but Fenn stayed with the boys every step of the way—teaching them essential life skills, helping them heal old wounds and traumatic pasts, and providing the first steady and consistent support system they’d ever had.

This powerful memoir is one of love, hope, faith, and strength—a story about an unusual family and the courage to carry on, even in the most extraordinary circumstances.
Release: 8/16/16
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The Rest I Will Kill by Brian McGintyThe Rest I Will Kill by:Brian McGinty
A surprising work of narrative history and detection that illuminates one of the most daring—and long-forgotten— heroes of the Civil War.

On July 4, 1861, the schooner S.J. Waring set sail from New York on a routine voyage to South America. Seventeen days later, it limped back into New York’s harbor with the ship’s black cook and steward at the helm. While the story of that ill-fated voyage is one of the most harrowing tales of captivity and survival on the high seas, it has been tragically lost to history. Now reclaiming William Tillman as the American hero he deserves to be, historian Brian McGinty takes readers on a courageous journey that recounts how a free black man was able to recapture his commandeered ship from Confederate privateers, defy their efforts to make him a slave, and become an unlikely glimmer of hope for a disheartened Union army in the war-battered North. The Rest I Will Kill emerges as a thrilling yet historically significant work about race, patriotism, and personal heroism during the Civil War.
Release: 8/16/16
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Born Bright by C. Nicole MasonBorn Bright by:C. Nicole Mason
“Standing on the stage, I felt exposed and like an intruder. In these professional settings, my personal experiences with hunger, poverty, and episodic homelessness, often go undetected. I had worked hard to learn the rules and disguise my beginning in life…”

So begins C. Nicole Mason’s compelling memoir, which gives us a rare insider’s look into the lives of the American poor. Born in the 1970’s in Los Angeles, California, Mason was raised by a 16-year-old single mother who dropped out of high school. From wondering where her next meal would come from to learning the deadlines for college entrance exams by eavesdropping on the few white kids in her predominantly Black and Latino high school, Mason describes in vivid detail the chaos, failing systems, isolation, and violence that make the American Dream out of reach for so many.

While showing us her own path out of poverty, Mason examines the conditions that make poverty nearly impossible to escape and exposes the presumption harbored by many—that the poor don’t help themselves enough. In truth, the convoluted, bureaucratic lattice of societal rules that govern everything from education to criminal justice is structurally impenetrable by the poor. With first-hand experience learning these rules for herself, Mason illuminates the sheer fortitude that it takes to navigate systems designed only for the success of the few.
Release: 8/16/16
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