Ballerina Body by:Misty Copeland
The celebrated ballerina and role model, Misty Copeland, shares the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health.

Copeland believes ”There has been a shift in recent years in which women no longer desire the bare bones of a runway model. Standards have changed: what women do want is a long, toned, powerful body with excellent posture.” In other words, the body of a ballerina. In her first health and fitness book, Misty will show women from all walks of life how to reshape their bodies into this new lean and strong ideal, with step-by-step advice complete with meal plans, work out routines, and words of inspiration to keep readers motivated. Celebrating the importance of healthy fats, the health benefits of modified fasting, and a fitness regimen that fuses dance and Pilates, Misty shares the time-tested exercises and eating plans that she uses to keep in top shape, as well as tips for motivation, and words of encouragement.
Release: 3/21/17
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A Pleasing Temptation by:Deborah Fletcher Mello
Can he open her heart to more than a fleeting passion?

An ambitious daughter of a close-knit Louisiana clan, Kamaya Boudreaux is making a name for herself in the business world, pursuing lucrative opportunities across the country. But when her best-kept-secret venture—an exclusive male strip club—is threatened to be exposed, the all-work-no-play entrepreneur needs to do some serious damage control. Her plans don’t include giving in to temptation with sexy Southerner Wesley Walters, whose buff six-pack body was made for pleasure.

As franchise owner of the high-end New Orleans nightclub, Wes is on the climb to corporate success. He hates deceiving Kamaya—she has no idea that her lover was once the most popular performer at his establishment and guests are willing to pay top dollar for his return. With their passionate affair leading them into forever territory, Wes has to come clean. Or he risks losing the guarded beauty whose own intimate secrets could also jeopardize their future together…
Release: 3/21/17
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Nights of Fantasy (Bare Sophistication) by: Sherelle Green
Every wish will be fulfilled

Five seductive dates with gorgeous real estate mogul Jaleen Walker—Danni Allison can’t believe she said yes. At least spending time with the sexy playboy might stop her from dwelling on the momentous secret she carries. Revealing her background could cost Danni the beautiful life she’s built, along with a partnership in the Dupree sisters’ lingerie company. Yet with each passionate encounter, Jaleen proves his knack for anticipating her deepest longings. How long before he also discovers the truth she’s been desperately hiding?

From the moment he meets Danni, Jaleen knows that he wants her as more than just a friend. Although their physical connection is electric, emotionally she’s holding something back. And so is he… Will their five incredible nights together be long enough for them to stop keeping secrets…and start losing their hearts to each other forever?
Release: 3/21/17
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Love Me Forever (The Manning Dynasty) by:Serenity King
Melody of desire

Corporate attorney Jarred Manning rarely has a problem getting what he wants—or avoiding the commitments he doesn’t. Now his father’s corporation has acquired a company with serious tech issues, and only the former owner’s daughter has the inside knowledge to fix them. Lounge owner and singer Nevealise Tempest has a golden voice and a brilliant mind. And she’s rejecting all of his proposals, for both business and pleasure…

Growing up with a sexist father, Nevealise is determined to live her life on her own terms. She won’t let herself be used to save a business that should have been left to her, and especially not for some wealthy playboy. Yet her body has its own agenda whenever Jarred is near. If she does surrender to passion, can she trust that the renowned ladies’ man will stick around for all of the right reasons?
Release: 3/21/17
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Spare the Kids by:Stacey Patton
A challenge to the cultural tradition of corporal punishment in Black homes and its connections to racial violence in America.

Seventy percent of all Americans say they favor spanking, but African American culture seems to have a special attachment to it. The overwhelming majority of Black parents see corporal punishment as a reasonable, effective way to protect their children from street violence, incarceration, or worse. But Dr. Stacey Patton’s extensive research suggests corporal punishment is a crucial factor in explaining why Black folks are subject to disproportionately high rates of child abuse, foster-care placements, school suspensions and expulsions, and criminal prosecutions—all of which funnel traumatized children into our prison systems and away from their communities.

By examining all the layers of corporal punishment—race, religion, history, popular culture, science, policing, the psychology of individual and cultural trauma, and personal testimonies with parents and children—Dr. Patton encourages parents, teachers, clergy, and child-welfare providers to consider a wider range of tools for raising and disciplining Black children.

Spare the Kids is not just a book. It is part of a growing national movement to provide positive, nonviolent discipline practices to those rearing, teaching, and caring for children of color.
Release:3/21/17
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The Only One for Me (Coleman House) by:Bridget Anderson
There’s no mistaking the real thing

Everything in Corra Coleman’s world is looking up since she agreed to run the gift shop at her family’s antebellum B and B. The job offers a fresh start after her unhappy marriage—and a tantalizing temptation in the form of tech millionaire Christopher Williams. Her brother’s high-school buddy has come home to their small Kentucky town and is now pursuing her with a passion she’s never known, but definitely reciprocates.

Though he grew up poor, Chris has realized his childhood ambition of becoming one of Danville’s wealthiest sons. As he restores the town’s oldest mansion, he already knows who he wants to share it with. Corra is all grown up—gorgeous, warmhearted and no longer off-limits. But with her newly returned ex trying to win her back, can Chris show her the way love’s truly supposed to be?
Release: 3/21/17
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The 1997 Masters by:Tiger Woods
To mark the twentieth anniversary of his historic win at the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods will for the first time reflect on the record-setting win both on and off the course.

In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn’t until the Masters Tournament that his career would definitively change forever. Woods, then only 21, won the Masters by a historic 12 shots, which remains the widest margin of victory in the tournament’s history, making it an iconic moment for him and sports.

Now, 20 years later, Woods is ready to explore his history with the game, how it has changed over the years, and what it was like winning such an important event. With never-before-heard stories, this book will provide keen insight from one of the game’s all-time greats.
Release: 3/21/17
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Jazz and Cocktails: Rethinking Race and the Sound of Film Noir by:Jans B. Wager
Film noir showcased hard-boiled men and dangerous femmes fatales, rain-slicked city streets, pools of inky darkness cut by shards of light, and, occasionally, jazz. Jazz served as a shorthand for the seduction and risks of the mean streets in early film noir. As working jazz musicians began to compose the scores for and appear in noir films of the 1950s, black musicians found a unique way of asserting their right to participate fully in American life.

Jazz and Cocktails explores the use of jazz in film noir, from its early function as a signifier of danger, sexuality, and otherness to the complex role it plays in film scores in which jazz invites the spectator into the narrative while simultaneously transcending the film and reminding viewers of the world outside the movie theater. Jans B. Wager looks at the work of jazz composers such as Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, Chico Hamilton, and John Lewis as she analyzes films including Sweet Smell of Success, Elevator to the Gallows, Anatomy of a Murder, Odds Against Tomorrow, and considers the neonoir American Hustle. Wager demonstrates how the evolving role of jazz in film noir reflected cultural changes instigated by black social activism during and after World War II and altered Hollywood representations of race and music.
Release: 3/21/17
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Surrogate Suburbs: Black Upward Mobility and Neighborhood Change in Cleveland, 1900–1980 by:Todd Michney
The story of white flight and the neglect of black urban neighborhoods has been well told by urban historians in recent decades. Yet much of this scholarship has downplayed black agency and tended to portray African Americans as victims of structural forces beyond their control. In this history of Cleveland’s black middle class, Todd Michney uncovers the creative ways that members of this nascent community established footholds in areas outside the overcrowded, inner-city neighborhoods to which most African Americans were consigned. In asserting their right to these outer-city spaces, African Americans appealed to city officials, allied with politically progressive whites (notably Jewish activists), and relied upon both black and white developers and real estate agents to expand these “surrogate suburbs” and maintain their livability until the bona fide suburbs became more accessible.

By tracking the trajectories of those who, in spite of racism, were able to succeed, Michney offers a valuable counterweight to histories that have focused on racial conflict and black poverty and tells the neglected story of the black middle class in America’s cities prior to the 1960s.
Release: 3/20/17
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New York’s Finest To The Death by:Kiki Swinson
Naomi and Damian are battling to stay alive while they’re on the run. With her brother Reggie running around like a loose cannon, everything is suddenly falling apart around them. And she knows that if she wants to stay off the radar, she and Damian are going to have to come up with a pretty good plan.
Release: 3/21/17
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More Than a Mistress by:Delaney Diamond
Will their arrangement ever be enough?

Relationships are no a priority for restaurateur Esteban Galiano, and when he sees Sonia Kennedy at a party, he plans to make her a conquest in a long line of many. But she rebuffs his advances and forces him to adjust–determined to meet the challenge and do whatever he must to make her his.

All her life, Sonia’s beauty has caused unnecessary problems, and right now she needs a job, not a suitor. When Esteban makes an indecent proposal, her first instinct is to turn him down. But soon she’s rethinking her response. Maybe it’s time for her to use what she’s got, to get what she wants.
Kindle Release: 3/24/17
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