{New Releases} Week 51 (Dec 12-18)

All I Want For Christmas by Gina Johnson and Stacie LeeAll I Want For Christmas by:Gina Johnson and Stacie Lee
Christmas Time Is Here…

And Brown Girls Books is bringing you nineteen talented writers, sharing heartwarming stories filled with the joy, sorrow and downright drama of this magical season. Christmas time brings out the best – and for some, the worst – in us and these holiday tales capture it all, just in time to warm your soul for the holidays.

All I Want For Christmas is filled with tear-jerking, treasured, and laugh-inducing stories. Like Sonia Johnston’s “Home for Christmas,” a ripped-from-the-headlines story of one woman willing to risk everything to have her husband home by Christmas morning….or Stacie’s Lee’s amazing story about second chances in “Two Wise Men”….Then there’s Cryssy Dee’s “Red Heartstrings,” which explores a hopeful journey from shattered dreams to peace and joy…and Yvette Danielle’s “The Beat of My Drum,” which tests a single mom’s faith as she tries to fulfill the wish of her son… or Joyce A. Brown’s “Please Come Home For Christmas,” a tale about a not-so- picture perfect family gathering … And “Sister Grinch” by Venita Alderman Sadler about a women who is set on making everyone’s Christmas miserable…and many more. All of which are bound to fill your heart with of all the joy, wonder, and magic of the season.
Release: 12/13/16
Click to purchase: (Kindle)

Say Goodbye for Now by:Catherine Ryan HydeSay Goodbye for Now by:Catherine Ryan Hyde
On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son.

When Pete Solomon, a neglected twelve-year-old boy, and Justin bring a wounded wolf-dog hybrid to Dr. Lucy, the outcasts soon find refuge in one another. Lucy never thought she’d make connections again, never mind fall in love. Pete never imagined he’d find friends as loyal as Justin and the dog. But these four people aren’t allowed to be friends, much less a family, when the whole town turns violently against them.

With heavy hearts, Dr. Lucy and Pete say goodbye to Calvin and Justin. But through the years they keep hope alive…waiting for the world to catch up with them.
Release: 12/13/16
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At Mama's Knee by:April RyanAt Mama’s Knee by:April Ryan
In her first book, The Presidency in Black and White, journalist April Ryan examined race in America through her experience as a White House reporter. In this book, she shifts the conversation from the White House to every home in America. At Mama’s Knee looks at race and race relations through the lessons that mothers transmit to their children. As a single African American mother in Baltimore, Ryan has struggled with each gut wrenching, race related news story to find the words to convey the right lessons to her daughters. To better understand how mothers transfer to their children wisdom on race and race relations, she reached out to other mothers—prominent political leaders like Hillary Clinton and Valerie Jarrett, celebrities like Cindy Williams, and others like Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, whose lives have been impacted by prominent race related events. At a time when Americans still struggle to address racial division and prejudice, their stories remind us that attitudes change from one generation to the next and one child at a time.

Features interviews with: Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; John Lewis, congressman; Hillary Clinton, former First Lady, Secretary of State, Presidential candidate; Cindy Williams, actress known for role of Shirley on Laverne & Shirley; Cory Booker, United States senator; Christopher Darden, OJ Simpson prosecutor; Michael Cole, actor best known for role of Pete on The Mod Squad; Valerie Jarrett, presidential advisor; Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy; Iyanla Vansant, author, life coach and television personality; Harry Belafonte, singer, songwriter, actor, and social activist; President Barack Obama; and President Jimmy Carter.
Release: 12/15/16
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Captivated by Love (Grangers Book 4) by Brenda Jackson Captivated by Love (Grangers Book 1) by:Brenda Jackson
After being locked up for a crime he didn’t commit, Sheppard Granger is back to take over the reins as CEO of Granger Aeronautics. On top of that, he intends to totally romance his wife Carson and make up for the time they couldn’t share together. When their idyllic marriage is threatened by someone from Carson’s past, the Grangers unite and prove that when it comes to protecting those they love, they are more than prepared to meet trouble head on.
Release: 12/13/16
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Jezebel's Revenge by:Jacquelin ThomasJezebel’s Revenge by:Jacquelin Thomas
Jessica Belle Campana aka Reina Cannon returns to Raleigh, North Carolina with revenge in mind. She feels robbed of her rightful place in the Deveraux family, and is outraged when she discovers that not only does she have a twin sister, but that Chrissy has been welcomed into the close-knit family. Refusing to lose out again, she concocts a plan to eliminate all who stand in her way to the one thing she desires most—family.

Chrissy Barton adjusts to life with a “normal” family and makes great strides in moving beyond her past. However, a surprising death shrouded in mystery shoves thoughts of her troubled sister to the forefront. The two sisters come face to face in a final confrontation.

Revenge may be sweet but it is not with its consequences. Despite the cost of her sins, Jessica experiences the healing power of forgiveness and unconditional love.
Release: 12/13/16
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Troubled Heart: A Novella (The Reed Family Book 2) by:Tyora MoodyTroubled Heart: A Novella (The Reed Family Book 2) by:Tyora Moody
Forensic artist Toni Reed loves when her work helps the police catch criminals. Tasked with helping a traumatized woman identify her attacker, Toni is troubled when she sketches a face that resembles a man from her past. Is it the same man who brutally attacked her two years ago?

Despite longtime family friend Detective Cam Noble’s insistence that she not interfere with the case, Toni becomes obsessed with seeking justice. Will she let God lead her to come to terms with her past?
Release: 12/13/16
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The Winter Reunion (Restoration Series Book 1) by Rhonda McKnightThe Winter Reunion (Restoration Series Book 1) by:Rhonda McKnight
Everyone knows the woman in the “viral” video that hit two million views on YouTube. Humiliated, Tamar Johnson changed her name and disappeared behind the embarrassing video that captured her losing her virginity on prom night. But who was the guy?

NFL Running Back Stephen Pierce is football’s darling. He’s spent his entire career doing community service work with at-risk kids, and endeared fans as a devoted Christian, even claiming celibacy. It’s time for his high school reunion. Stephen is determined to get his EX, Tamar, to come out of hiding, even going as far as posting their prom picture on Instagram in hopes that she would accept the challenge to show up.

Tamar isn’t interested in the reunion, but her boss is. She writes for a small magazine. Stephen Pierce is a BIG story.
With reunion activity in full swing, the tension between Tamar and Stephen reaches an unbearable level. Before it’s over will the world find out who the real Stephen Pierce is? And will Tamar survive spending time with the only man who’s ever had her heart?
Release: 12/14/16
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Love Lies & Consequences by Blake Karrington and Genesis WoodsLove Lies & Consequences by:Blake Karrington and Genesis Woods
Savannah Zaher has always prided herself in making the right decisions in her life. From the time she packed up her things to attend college and law school in California to her coming back home ten years later grown, focused, and with a career she’s always dreamed of. No one ever knew the real reason behind her moving across the country all those years ago except her best friend Reign and the one man she was trying to distance herself from in the first place.

Lyfe Simmons is on top of the world. With an empire that has been growing bigger everyday and a family of friends who would die for each other at any minute, what could he possibly be missing? He has a wife who is down for whatever, two beautiful children, and basically anything he could ever want right as his feet. Well, everything except the woman he fell in love with and hasn’t stopped loving since he first laid eyes on her.

With so many obstacles and bitter people in the way, can love really conquer all? Or will the consequences of loving a man who belongs to someone else cost you everything you’ve worked so hard for?
Release: 12/14/16
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Good Behavior (Johnson Family Book 5) by:Delaney DiamondGood Behavior (Johnson Family Book 5) by:Delaney Diamond
Can he still be considered good, when his behavior is so bad?

An affair with the second most powerful man at Johnson Enterprises was not in Diana Cambridge’s plans, but one night their smoldering attraction for each other culminates into an erotic kiss that leaves her aching for more.

For years, Xavier Johnson rejected his family’s wealth and dedicated his life to helping others, earning him the nickname, “the good one.” Yet underneath the cordial exterior beats the heart of a Johnson, and this Johnson wants Diana Cambridge. As an employee at his family’s company, she should be off limits, but everybody knows, whatever a Johnson wants, a Johnson gets…
Release: 12/16/16
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Holiday in Houston (Holiday Sparkle Book 3) by:Bettye GriffinHoliday in Houston (Holiday Sparkle Book 3) by:Bettye Griffin

To Larissa Carvalho and her mother Valentina, the McGee family of Houston, Texas, are their saviors. The family, in Brazil for an extended work assignment, got Valentina and her young daughter out of the slums of Rio after Valentina’s husband was murdered. Larissa, just four years old at the time, grew up idolizing Devin, the younger of the McGee’s two sons. Not having seen him since her mother remarried around the same time Devin left for college hasn’t dimmed her crush, even though their paths haven’t crossed in a decade-and-a-half…

Devin McGee is disappointed when his planned date for the Snow Ball, Houston’s premier African-American charity event held just a few nights before Christmas, falls through. Not wanting to be perceived as available by a horde of husband-hunting females, he considers not going when his mother suggests she get the daughter of her longtime housekeeper to be his date. Devin remembers Larissa as a cute pigtailed kid and can’t imagine them having anything in common, but agrees to the arrangement. He’s totally unprepared for the stunning woman Larissa has become…

Could Larissa’s long-held dreams actually come true on this Holiday in Houston?
Release: 12/18/16
Click to purchase: (Kindle)

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