daughters of a nation by kianna alexanderDaughters of a Nation by: Lena Hart, Piper Huguley, Kianna Alexander, and Alyssa Cole
The fight for suffrage was long, hard, and carried out on many fronts. In Daughters of A Nation, Kianna Alexander, Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart, and Piper Huguley bring you four novellas full of spirit, hope, and, most importantly: LOVE.

IN THE MORNING SUN by Lena Hart
With the election of 1868 underway, Madeline Asher’s mission is clear: educate and enlist the freedmen of Nebraska to vote. After losing the man she loved to war—and a small piece of herself along the way—Madeline leaves her life in Philadelphia behind, determined to reclaim her life’s purpose by making a difference in others.

With America’s Southern Rebellion at an end, so are the efforts of Union veteran James Blakemore. Tired of the injustices still plaguing the young country, he sets his sights toward his Canadian roots—until fate guides him back to the love he thought he’d lost.

Vowing never to leave her side again, James joins Madeline in her cause to help the freedmen of Dunesville, despite rising threats and violence. But with the enforcement of Nebraska’s anti-miscegenation laws, Madeline is forced to choose between a life with her new husband or the chance to shape a greater nation.

THE WASHERWOMAN’S WAR by Piper Huguley
Atlanta, GA – Summer 1881. When Maime Harper arrives to substitute teach for the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, she bears witness to the injustice told by some of the older students who are washerwomen. Maime’s upbringing as the daughter of the most famous Black suffragette in America means that she cannot be silent and resolves to help her students find their voice and openly protest their mistreatment.

When the Black Washerwomen go on strike, summer pastor Gabriel Harmon is brought in to mediate a solution but realizes the feisty leader of the opposition is the young teacher from Milford who previously rejected his attempts to pay court to her. When these two forces collide over explosive events during a hot Atlanta summer, only one will be able to win the battle. However, as they clash, Maime and Gabriel learn that there is another war, the war for the heart, that’s well worth the fight.

A RADIANT SOUL by Kianna Alexander
In 1881, Sarah Webster is returning home to Fayetteville, NC to celebrate her mother’s milestone birthday. Having spent the last two years working as a pastry chef in a Cheyenne hotel, she’s a very different person than she was when she left. Her efforts towards women’s suffrage, unknown to her family back home, are near and dear to her heart.

Carpenter Owen Markham, charged with building the gazebo that will serve as Mrs. Webster’s birthday gift, is intrigued by the middle daughter of the Webster household, whom he’s never met before. Her father has decreed that he and Sarah are suited, but when he hears her unconventional stance on women’s role in society, he’s not so sure a love match can be made.

LET US DREAM by Alyssa Cole
Harlem – 1917. After spending half her life pretending to be something she’s not, performance is second nature for cabaret owner Bertha Hines. With the election drawing near and women’s voting rights on the ballot, Bertha decides to use her persuasive skills to push the men of New York City in the right direction.

Chef Amir Chowdhury jumped ship in New York to get a taste of the American Dream, only to discover he’s an unwanted ingredient. When ornery Amir reluctantly takes a job at The Cashmere, he thinks he’s hit the bottom of the barrel; however, working at the club reignites his dream of being a force for change. His boss, Bertha, ignites something else in him.

Bertha and Amir clash from the start, but her knowledge of politics and his knowledge of dance force them into a detente that blooms into desire. But Bertha has the vice squad on her tail, and news from home may end Amir’s dream before it comes to fruition. With their pasts and futures stacked against them, can Amir and Bertha hold on to their growing love?
Release: 11/1/16
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Luxury and Larceny: Part 1 by:Ty MarshallLuxury and Larceny: Part 1 by: Ty Marshall
Ashley Antoinette Presents the stunning spin-off from LUXE, Luxury and Larceny, where love, lust, money, power is just the beginning…

After robbing Cinco, one of Mexico’s most ruthless drug dealers, Bree and China should be living luxuriously. There is only one problem; they came up empty handed on their heist. Desperation and fear forces them to go on the run. There is only one person that China loves more than Bree, herself, and when she is forced to choose she leaves him high and dry. China takes the stash of money that Bree has saved up and puts as much distance between them as she can bare. What she doesn’t know is that Bree is right on her tail and that Cinco is on to them both. When the three collide there will be hell to pay and only one of them will come out on top.
Release: 11/1/16
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truth-is-by-michelle-mitchellTruth Is… by:Michelle Mitchell
On the very day she loses her job, Ansley Wright meets Davis Montclair, a man she finds irresistible. She falls easily for his handsome looks, smooth words, and silken touch.

Distracted by her feelings for Davis, Ansley ignores the warning bells going off in her head.
Davis is charming, seductive, and tantalizing; a well-dressed Adonis used to getting his way, but behind those alluring eyes is a man weighed down by the burden of a troubled past.

Although he genuinely cares for Ansley, Davis finds that old habits die-hard and himself on a familiar path. Just as Ansley and Davis settle into their blossoming relationship, sins from his past return like an old mistress out for revenge, igniting the flames of tragedy, which threaten to engulf them both.
Release: 11/1/16
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Pressure Makes Diamonds by Valerie GravesPressure Makes Diamonds by:Valerie Graves
This is the unflinching memoir of a black woman’s journey from the projects of Motown-era Michigan to the skyscrapers of Madison Avenue and beyond. With marches, riots, and demonstrations as the backdrop, and rock ‘n’ roll as a soundtrack, this book accompanies Graves as she traverses the seismically shifting terrain of 1960s and ’70s America on a stumbling quest to “be somebody.”

In the ’80s and ’90s, as Graves makes her ascent to the East Coast heights of the white male–dominated advertising world, she turns familiarity with harsh realities like racism and sexism into robust insights that deeply connect with African American consumers. During the golden era of black advertising, she becomes an undisputed “somebody.” Soon, though, she learns that money, success, a good marriage, and connections that reach all the way to the White House cannot entirely insulate her against the social ills that threaten to crush black Americans.
Release: 11/1/16
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Hendrix on Hendrix by steven robyHendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix (Musicians in Their Own Words) by:Steven Roby
Hendrix on Hendrix includes the most important interviews from the peak of Jimi Hendrix’s career, 1966 to 1970, carefully selected by one of the world’s leading Jimi Hendrix historians.

In this book Hendrix recalls for reporters his heartbreaking childhood and his grueling nights on the Chitlin’ Circuit. He jokes with the judge and the jury on the witness stand, telling them that the incense in his bag was for hiding bad kitchen odors. He explains to an American TV audience that his concept of “Electric Church Music” is intended to wash their souls and give them a new direction. And in his final interview, just days before his death, he discloses that he wants to be remembered as not just another guitar player.

In addition to interviews from major mainstream publications, Hendrix on Hendrix includes new transcriptions from European papers, the African-American press, and counterculture newspapers; radio and television interviews; and previously unpublished court transcripts—including one of the drug bust that nearly sent him to prison.

Though many respected books have been written about Hendrix, none have completely focused on his own words. This book is as close to a Hendrix autobiography as we will ever see.
Release: 11/1/16
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Fifty Women's Fashion Icons that Changed the World (Design Museum Fifty) by lauren cochroneFifty Women’s Fashion Icons that Changed the World (Design Museum Fifty) by:Lauren Cochrone
Fashion is a powerful thing. It can be used for self-expression, to make a political statement, or simply to attract attention. Through this stunning collection, discover how these 50 trendsetters – from Twiggy to Wallis Simpson, Tilda Swinton to Michelle Obama – have used fashion to assert their position in the world and become iconic.

With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, in conjunction with Lauren Cochrane, Assistant Fashion Editor at the Guardian, Fifty Women’s Fashion Icons is the perfect gift for design lovers and fashion followers of all ages.
Release: 11/1/16
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Fugitive Testimony by janet-nearyFugitive Testimony by:Janet Neary
Fugitive Testimony traces the long arc of the African American slave narrative from the eighteenth century to the present in order to rethink the epistemological limits of the form and to theorize the complicated interplay between the visual and the literary throughout its history. Gathering an archive of ante- and postbellum literary slave narratives as well as contemporary visual art, Janet Neary brings visual and performance theory to bear on the genre’s central problematic: that the ex-slave narrator must be both object and subject of his or her own testimony.

Taking works by current-day visual artists, including Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, and Ellen Driscoll, Neary employs their representational strategies to decode the visual work performed in nineteenth-century literary narratives by Elizabeth Keckley, Solomon Northup, William Craft, Henry Box Brown, and others. She focuses on the textual visuality of these narratives to illustrate how their authors use the logic of the slave narrative against itself as a way to undermine the epistemology of the genre and to offer a model of visuality as intersubjective recognition rather than objective division.
Release: 11/1/16
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The History of Black Catholics In The United States by cyprian davisThe History of Black Catholics In The United States by:Cyprian Davis
The new edition of This History of Black Catholics, which was originally printed in 1990, includes new information gathered during the last 25 years, including the addition of an entirely new chapter. This book makes an extremely valuable contribution to our understanding of African-American religious life by presenting the first full-length treatment of the Black Catholic experience. It should be read by all interested in the history and culture of Black Americans. This book is the only authoritative history of black Catholics in the United States.
Release: 11/1/16
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the-right-steph-by-mike-yorkeyThe Right Steph by:Mike Yorkey
In the last couple of years, Stephen Curry has reshaped the way basketball is played, been proclaimed the best shooter in basketball history (with the stats to back him up), morphed into the baby-faced face of the NBA, and has been lauded by many experts as the best player on the planet. In this fun, fact-filled biography, Playing with Purpose author Mike Yorkey shows how this likable, humble, and soft-spoken basketball player is living out his faith—using words only when necessary.
Release: 11/1/16
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Karma by Monique Jewell AndersonKarma by:Monica Jewell Anderson
What goes around, comes around…

The sudden death of an alcoholic, lying and manipulative mother sets off a chain of events that forces two worlds to eventually collide, releasing secrets and pain that could change lives for everyone involved.

Janice Williams is finally living the life that she’s always dreamed. A respected dean of a university, with an adoring husband, she is finally happy — except for the hole in her heart that remains from a long ago tragedy.

Nicole Henry is enjoying the carefree life of a college student, until her adoptive parents announce they’re divorcing and tapped out financially. Desperate, Nicole is forced to turn to one of her professors, unaware that Jeffrey Larson (aka Lars) is running his own masterful game – one seeking a vengeance that will draw both women into his world.
Release: 11/1/17
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