{New Releases} Week 49 (Nov 28-Dec 4)

Dear Yvette by ni ni simoneDear Yvette (Throwback Diaries) by: Ni-Ni Simone
All sixteen year old Yvette Simmons wanted was to disappear. Problem is: she has too many demons for that. Yvette’s life changed forever after a street fight over a boy ended in a second degree murder charge. Forced to start all over again, she’s sentenced to live in a group home far from anything or anyone she’s ever known. She manages to keep her past hidden, until a local cutie, known as Brooklyn, steps in. Slowly, Yvette lets him into her heart and he gives her the summer of her dreams…

But in Yvette’s world things are never as they seem.

Brooklyn has a few secrets of his own and Yvette’s past comes back with a vengeance. Will she face life head-on? Will she return to her old ways? Or will an unexpected letter decide her fate?
Release: 11/29/16
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Watch Out for the Big Girls 2 by J M BenjaminWatch Out for the Big Girls 2 by:J.M. Benjamin
Starr Fields sits in the Clark County jail after being released then re-arrested and held without bail. She uses her time wisely during her incarceration. After making examples out of a few of the other inmates and putting the squeeze on her unit Double Gs style, Starr recruits some new talent for a plan she intends to execute when she gets out. Queen Fem isn’t happy about all of the sudden attention on the Double Gs organization.

While her counterpart is being held in federal custody, Diamond Morgan steps up to the plate and holds the Double Gs down in her absence. She focuses on keeping the organization strong while strategically trying to weed out the weak link. She has been holding on to some valuable information ever since Starr was arrested, waiting for the right time to reveal it.

It’s hard for Agent McCarthy to stay focused. The untimely and unfortunate tragedy with his daughter’s illness prevents him from pursuing the Double Gs with his colleagues the way he knows he needs to. His slack is soon picked up by his fellow agent, Reddick.

After showing just how long their arms can reach, it seems the two agents and the rest of the bureau combined may not be enough to take down the double Gs. The temperature continues to rise in Las Vegas, Nevada, as the Double Gs turn up the heat the best way they know how: By putting the squeeze on the game and the players in it.
Release: 11/29/16
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Carl Weber's Kingpin's Charlotte By Blake KarringtonCarl Weber’s Kingpin’s: Charlotte by:Blake Karrington
Come follow Blake Karrington as he once again takes you on a ride through the gritty dirt roads of the South. In this suspenseful Southern tale, we are introduced to King, a southern born and bred hustler who is determined to take the drug empire handed to him by his father into the legitimate world of the music industry. Little does he know that when the streets birth you, trying to leave can be deadly.

King’s life is looking good when he meets a beautiful, classy queen. Sloan is a college-educated, hardworking Neo soul singer. She has always tried to do the right thing, but when something from her past comes back to haunt her, it could destroy the love she and King are building.

Hang on, while Blake Karrington shows you what has made him the king of Southern street tales.
Release: 11/29/16
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Guarding Secrets by Pat TuckerGuarding Secrets by:Pat Tucker
Based on true, yet unbelievable, events, Guarding Secrets is the story of the extreme power one prisoner wields, not only over his fellow inmates, but also over the female correctional officers who guard him.

DaQuan is in jail but he is no ordinary inmate. He runs one of the most powerful prison gangs in the state of Texas. And that gang is selling all kinds of contraband, from pills, to cell phones, and quality liquor, all smuggled in by a dedicated team of corrupt correctional officers.

Correctional Officer KenyaTaye Dunbar knows very little about the extent of DaQuan’s power in the free world, but she does know that what she feels is real love. Whether it is mind-blowing sex in prison closets, paying her rent, or buying her a new BMW, DaQuan takes better care of her than most of the men she has been with on the outside.

But all of that was before Correctional Officer Charisma Jones started working at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Jester unit, and started flirting with DaQuan. Now KenyaTaye is pregnant with DaQuan’s second child, but is being replaced as his right hand. Soon, she decides revenge is the only way to make DaQuan and Charisma pay for her misery. But will the revenge cost more than KenyaTaye is willing to pay, or will she keep guarding secrets?
Release: 11/29/16
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Money-Makin' Mamas 2 by:Silk SmoothMoney-Makin’ Mamas 2 by:Silk Smooth
This crazy Mama and her highly troublesome daughters are back and they’re making much noise. Karrine can’t keep her hands off Taffy’s main man, Honey, but falling for him will sting like an attack from a swarm of bees. Their relationship has plenty of ups and downs, but through it all, Mama will be the one who eventually saves them or tears them apart.

Many of Mama’s lifelong secrets will be revealed, too, and when more people discover that she is the mastermind behind the empire Honey has successfully operated for years, plenty of heads will roll and more dead bodies will hit the streets. Mama becomes a real force to be reckoned with, but even she can be brought down. Someone close to her is plotting to do it, and unfortunately, seeking revenge may leave one of these bad divas clinging to life or living a life sentence in prison, where many believe they belong.
Release: 11/29/16
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Jaylin: A Naughty Aftermath (The Naughty Series Book 8) by:Jaylin RogersJaylin: A Naughty Aftermath (The Naughty Series Book 8) by:Jaylin Rogers
Naughty is what Naughty always does, and Jaylin Jerome Rogers never disappoints. The aftermath to The Naughty Series picks up nearly three years later, where the tables have clearly turned. For the first time ever, Nokea has found true love with another man, while Jaylin remains on the outside, wondering how it has come to this. He could never imagine Nokea falling out of love with him, but Dr. Travis L. Cooper has it all from A to Z. He’s perfectly fine with Nokea and Jaylin being just friends, but getting too comfortable may become a setback or a setup for major things to come. Everyone struggles to stay in their own lane, even Scorpio who finally prepares herself to walk down the aisle. But before that happens, all she desires is one final night, just one, with the man who continues to hold a grip on her heart. Every woman knows that one night with Jaylin can be a game changer, and as Scorpio predicts, their heated sex session concludes with a bang. The only person ready to aim and shoot, however, is Scorpio’s man, Mario, whose loyal family has ties to the Mafia. Betrayal isn’t something he’s comfortable with, and with a billionaire status, Mario is forced to keep his eyes on the money and his woman. Scorpio is way in over her head, and unfortunately, so is Nokea who gets blindsided by a twist that no one sees coming.
Release: 12/1/16
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Illusions by:Devon ScottIllusions by:Devon Scott
I’ve been watching you…

David Sands has just moved into a spacious new loft when he spies a beautiful woman in the window of the vacant house facing his. Her dancing mesmerizes him, and when she shows up at his door, he succumbs to her erotic moves. In the morning, she is gone, leaving Sands with an empty feeling that just won’t go away. But when he seeks her out, what he finds shocks him—Nona, this mystery woman, died years ago at the hands of her abusive husband. Or did she? David Sands is dying to discover the truth…and what he finds just might kill him.
Release: 11/29/16
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I'm Doin' Me 2 by:Anna BlackI’m Doin’ Me 2 by:Anna Black
Tiffany and Kory are settling into their happily-ever-after and enjoying matrimonial bliss, but they are missing the one thing that would make their family complete―a baby. After several months of trying to conceive, with no success, Tiffany shifts her focus on her career and her new role as CEO at TiMax. Eager and ready to move up the corporate ladder, Tiffany convinces her best friend, Rose, to move to L.A., offering her a new start. It’s something Rose simply can’t refuse, an opportunity not only for success, but also for love.

With a great family, friends, and career, Tiffany’s world is in perfect peace, until she runs into Tracy Sims. Beaten out of her position at KCLN for just showing up late, Tracy has vowed she’ll get back at Tiffany one way or another. Hell-bent on payback, scheming becomes Tracy’s middle name as she does everything within her power to destroy Tiffany. Not even the threat of being blacklisted detours her plans.

Meanwhile, Tressa is determined to win back the heart of the one man she lost. Just when she thinks she’s left her past addictions and L.A. queen lifestyle behind, her past returns with a vengeance!

Will Tracy finally get her revenge on Tiffany and make her pay for all of the misfortune she’s suffered, or will things blow up in her face? Will losing her father’s love again be at stake for Tressa, or will she finally live up to the promises she made to him?

Some demons are hard to defeat, and they don’t die easily. It’s a lesson Tressa and Tracy will soon learn, and they just might pay the ultimate price for it.
Release: 11/29/16
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She's No Angel by:E.N. Joy, Nikita Lynnette NicholsShe’s No Angel by:E.N. Joy, Nikita Lynnette Nichols
Angel stumbles into church one day and ends up a First Lady when she catches the preacher’s eye, heart and soul. She is unchurched, timid, shy; just a babe in Christ trying to figure out what this God thing is all about, and at the same time, how to be a pastor’s wife. She’s on the right path, until a church mother puts up a road block. All Angel wants to do is try to get into heaven, but first she’ll have to go through the pit of hell Mother Calloway puts her through with her un-Christ-like antics.

Try as she might, Angel just can’t seem to handle Mother Calloway on her own. Some devils are just too big for one angel to take on alone. That’s why First Lady Arykah hops on the first thing smokin’ to go rescue her friend from the pits of hell. The Olivia Pope of the Kingdom is on a mission to put order in the house of the Lord. What Lady Arykah doesn’t know is that Mother Calloway has backup too—the whole dang church! Angel is relying on a wing and a prayer to win this battle between good and evil. As far as Lady Arykah is concerned, Bibles and holy oil have been drawn. Now it’s time to lay hands on some folks!
Release: 11/29/16
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Challenging the Legacies of Racial Resentment by Julia Jordan-ZacheryChallenging the Legacies of Racial Resentment: Black Health Activism, Educational Justice, and Legislative Leadership by:Julia Jordan-Zachery
Domestic and international health activism and health policy are focal points in this volume, a publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. This work demonstrates the continuing importance of the “medical civil rights movement,” through examples of activism of women of color in AIDS service organizations, of their health issues, and of the struggle for racial equity in health care in Brazil.

Spikes in police and vigilante violence, as well as fear of a reversion to resegregated schools have brought a new urgency to black political activism. The contributors explore the effect of race on American attitudes toward immigration policy and reform, black state legislators and American morality politics, the historically disproportionate influence of Southern whites in American politics, and the undermining of school desegregation laws with “nullification” strategies. The volume’s Trends section features conversations on the #BlackLivesMatter movement in Los Angeles, the 2016 presidential election, and examines the teaching of the Trayvon Martin story at the University of California, Irvine. The volume also includes a diverse selection of book reviews.
Release: 11/30/16
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2 Timers Love Sisters Series by Amaleka Mccall2 Timers: Love Sisters Series by:Amaleka McCall
Sista Love was a chart-topping girl group that had it all—fame, fortune and failure. After three years apart, Harmony, Melody, and Lyric are forced back together after the death of their mother. Their forced reunion rekindled past hurt, lies, and deceit, but it is new lies, backstabbing, and jealousy that will bring the sisters to the brink of destruction.

Harmony is piecing her life back together after her husband’s relapse back into addiction and his affair with her sister Melody. Now Harmony must decide if she will walk away or stand and fight. When she meets a handsome stranger, her decision will become that much harder. Will she become a two-timer, or will she give up on her marriage for good?

Melody continues to throwing her money around to get what she wants. Still devastated by her ex-boyfriend’s blatant two-timing, Melody turns to her sister’s husband for comfort, but quickly realizes that he is only around because she is his constant supply of drugs and the fast life. With pressures mounting from all sides, Melody will have to figure out who she can trust. Will she risk it all to find love, or will her past come back to snatch her from her pedestal?

Lyric is haunted by a secret she’s kept from Harmony and finds out the hard way that turning back to drugs to run from her problems has landed her in the worst predicament of her life. Will Lyric let her addiction, once again, take her to the brink of death, or will she embrace sobriety once and for all?
Release: 11/29/16
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