{New Releases} Week 43 (Oct 16-22)

In Too Deep: Station Seventeen Book 3 by:Kimberly Kincaid
As Station Seventeen’s rookie, Luke Slater knows his fire and EMS training will be both rigorous and risky, but he never imagined having to partner up with the one woman he wants to keep at arm’s length most of all. Quinn Copeland is as wide-open as Luke is reserved. He has no interest in letting the sweet and sexy paramedic rock his hard-earned control. But the need for composure becomes the need to survive when they find themselves in the crosshairs of a brutal gang leader on their first shift together.

Paramedic Quinn Copeland’s station mates aren’t just her friends. They’re her family. She’d do anything to keep them safe—including reluctantly trusting her impossible-to-read, impossibly gorgeous new partner with the one thing she holds close. As the passion between Luke and Quinn goes from a slow burn to a sizzle, their steps grow more and more dangerous, both in the fire house and out. Can they outwit a cold-blooded killer and face the fears that could cost them everything? Or are they in too deep?
Release: 10/17/17
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Guy Talk (Growing Up) by:Lizzie Cox and Damien Weighill
A go-to guide to help guys understand and not be afraid of their changing bodies. This essential guide to growing up for guys covers everything readers have always wanted to know but were afraid to ask. Friendly and funny text features case studies and questions from “real-life” anonymous readers to encourage the idea that different experiences are still normal.

Subjects that might seem daunting to readers are covered with sensitivity and quirky humor, things like how to cope with physical changes and maintain personal hygiene during puberty, how to look after your social and emotional health, how to navigate friendships and relationships, including the lowdown on what changes happen to girls, plus how to play it safe on social media, and in the real world.

The guide describes what happens when–and most importantly, why–making growing up a little less scary.
Release: 10/17/17
Click to purchase: (Paperback) or (Flexibound)

We’re Going to Need More Wine by:Gabrielle Union
In the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman.

One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: “It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real.”

In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.
Release: 10/17/17
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Unlock Your Identity by:T.D. Jakes
The secret to fulfilling your dreams is unlocking your identity

If you are uncertain about your life’s purpose or discouraged by life’s monotony, don’t despair! You are about to discover your destiny!

Over the next 90 days, Bishop T.D. Jakes will lead you on an exciting journey of self-discovery, celebration, and fulfillment. His gentle guidance and insight will equip you with practical tools to reach your destiny.

You have been uniquely crafted by God to accomplish His purpose for your life. When you choose to embrace this identity, you will discover the abundant blessings and deep satisfaction that you were created for.

These inspiring daily devotions will empower you to…

Overcome obstacles to your destiny
Prepare for destiny-defining moments
Unlock new realms of meaningful living
Build a powerful legacy
Rest confidently in your God-given identity
What are you waiting for? Seize your destiny today!
Release: 10/17/17
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Unseen by:Darcy Eveleigh
Hundreds of stunning images from black history have long been buried in the New York Times archives. None of them were published by the Times–until now. Unseen uncovers these never-before published photographs and investigates the stories behind them.

In February 2016, Darcy Eveleigh, Dana Canedy, Damien Cave, and Rachel Swarms discovered dozens of photographs–and explored the history behind them–and chronicled them in the popular blog series Unpublished Black History. This book dives even deeper in the Times photo archives–known as the Morgue–to showcase 120 more photographs and their untold stories.

The month-long series was overwhelmingly well-received and garnered 1.7 million views and thousands of comments from readers. The never-before-published photographs include a 27-year-old Jesse Jackson leading a rally of 4,000 people in Chicago, Rosa Parks arriving at a Montgomery Courthouse, and a candid behind-the-scenes shot of Aretha Franklin backstage at the Apollo Theater.

Were the photos–or the people in them–not deemed newsworthy enough? Did the images not arrive in time for publication? Were they pushed aside by words at an institution long known as the Gray Lady? Eveleigh, Canedy, Cave, and Swarms explore all these questions and more in this one-of-a-kind book.
Release: 10/17/17
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Souls Against the Concrete by:Khalik Allah
street opera,” simultaneously penetrative, hauntingly beautiful, and visceral. His photography has been acclaimed by the New York Times, TIME Light Box, the New Yorker, the Guardian, the Village Voice, the BBC, and the Boston Globe. Since 2012, Allah has been photographing people who frequent the corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem. Shooting film at night with only the light pouring from storefront windows, street lights, cars, and flashing ambulances, he captures raw and intimate portraits of “souls against the concrete.”

This volume presents a gallery of 120 portraits created with a Nikon F2 35mm camera and a photography predicated on reality. Inviting viewers to look deeply into the faces of people living amid poverty, drug addiction, and police brutality, but also leading everyday lives, Allah seeks to dispel fears, capture human dignity, and bring clarity to a world that outsiders rarely visit. This nuanced portrayal of nocturnal urban life offers a powerful and rare glimpse into the enduring spirit of a slowly gentrifying Harlem street corner and the great legacies of black history that live there.
Release: 10/18/17
Click to purchase: (Hardcover)

The Wisdom of Sundays by:Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey says Super Soul Sunday is the television show she was born to do. “I see it as an offering,” she explains. “If you want to be more fully present and live your life with a wide-open heart, this is the place to come to.”

Now, for the first time, the aha moments of inspiration and soul-expanding insight that have enlightened millions on the two-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday are collected in The Wisdom of Sundays, a beautiful, cherishable, deeply-affecting book.

Organized into ten chapters―each one representing a powerful step in Oprah’s own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself―the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today’s most-admired thought-leaders. Visionaries like Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, and Shonda Rhimes share their lessons in finding purpose through mindfulness and intention. World renowned authors and teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hahn, Marianne Williamson and Wayne Dyer, explain our complex relationship with the ego and the healing powers of love and connection; and award-winning and bestselling writers like Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Elizabeth Lesser explore the beauty of forgiveness and spirituality.

Paired with beautiful photographs, including many from Oprah’s private property in California where each episode of Super Soul Sunday is filmed, The Wisdom of Sundays promises to be a timeless keepsake that will help readers awaken to life’s wondrous possibilities and discover a deeper connection to the natural world around them.
Release: 10/17/17
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Taming Her Billionaire by:Yahrah St. John
The fine art of seduction

Maximus Knight just had a rude awakening. It’s bad enough he has to compete for control of Knight Shipping with the half brother he never knew he had. Now his father’s will has just given gorgeous gallery owner Tahlia Armstrong a tie-breaking stake in the company. Seducing her into turning over her shares—and controlling interest—to him backfires when a sizzling kiss ignites emotions too powerful to ignore.

Max is Tahlia’s secret weakness. For years, she has desired the man no woman can resist. But the charismatic entrepreneur is used to getting what he wants, and Tahlia has been scorched by love before. When a shocking power play threatens their passionate bond, Tahlia has to decide whether she can trust Max with her heart—and a love too precious to lose.
Release: 10/17/17
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A Touch of Love by:Sheryl Lister
A passion to believe in

Lexia Daniels can’t deny that her café’s most loyal customer is as tempting as any of the delicious treats she bakes. Burned by a bitter divorce, she tries to keep her desire in check around Khalil Gray, but the gorgeous ex-model is intent on seduction. Then a devastating accident reveals the complicated man behind the perfectly sculpted body… A man she can’t seem to resist.

At first, Khalil sees Lexia as a sexy challenge. But after an explosion shatters his world, she becomes the only person he can’t seem to push away. And every sign around him is telling him he needs her close. Khalil is happy to explore their erotic chemistry as long as it means resisting real emotion. But playing by his old rules could cost him the love he never thought he’d find…
Release: 10/17/17
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A Tiara Under the Tree by:Carolyn Hector
The ultimate prize this Christmas…

Former beauty queen Waverly Leverve can barely show her face in public after an embarrassing meme goes viral. But now fate and a misdelivered pizza have brought her dreams back to life. Gorgeous bad boy turned business mogul Dominic Crowne wants to sponsor Waverly in a pageant scheduled for Christmas Eve. Waverly vows to keep their arrangement purely professional—but soon their arrangement quickly takes a sensual turn…

Dominic knows that his golden touch can fix almost anything—including Waverly’s tilted tiara. Against his own will, Dominic is mesmerized with his stunning new client. He’s falling for the pageant princess and the vulnerable yet sexy woman within. But when Waverly’s ultimate goal finally comes within reach, can he help her achieve professional redemption and find his Princess Charming under the mistletoe?
Release: 10/17/17
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Decadent Desire by:Zuri Day
The reunion they’ve been dreaming of

The youngest heir to a legendary Northern California dynasty is back in the family fold, gearing up to open his own therapy practice. Life’s perfect—except for the miles that separate psychologist Julian Drake from his longtime love Nicki Long. So when the Broadway dancer makes a visit to their idyllic town, Julian is beyond thrilled. Desire reignites as he and Nicki reaffirm their commitment, ready more than ever for their happy ending.

Relocating to New York was the toughest decision of Nicki’s life—even if it meant realizing a childhood dream. Now she’s finally reunited with the man she loves, but there’s trouble in Paradise Cove. The danger that has followed Nicki west threatens everyone she cherishes most, including the seemingly untouchable Drake clan. With Julian’s career—and her own life—at risk, Nicki’s up against a deadly adversary that could end her future with the Drake of her dreams…
Release: 10/17/17
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Why the Vote Wasn’t Enough for Selma by:Karlyn Forner
In Why the Vote Wasn’t Enough for Selma Karlyn Forner rewrites the heralded story of Selma to explain why gaining the right to vote did not bring about economic justice for African Americans in the Alabama Black Belt. Drawing on a rich array of sources, Forner illustrates how voting rights failed to offset decades of systematic disfranchisement and unequal investment in African American communities. Forner contextualizes Selma as a place, not a moment within the civil rights movement —a place where black citizens’ fight for full citizenship unfolded alongside an agricultural shift from cotton-farming to cattle-raising, the implementation of federal divestment policies, and economic globalization. At the end of the twentieth century, Selma’s celebrated political legacy looked worlds apart from the dismal economic realities of the region. Forner demonstrates that voting rights are only part of the story in the black freedom struggle and that economic justice is central to achieving full citizenship.
Release: 10/17/17
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How To Become A Millionaire by:Paul Alleyne
According to statistics, a black guy has the lowest probability in the world of becoming a millionaire. So if I did it, so can you!

This is unlike any other personal finance book you may have read. Conventional thinking plus conventional actions equals conventional results. I want so much more for you. My hope is that, after reading this book and applying the information contained within, you will be inspired to begin or accelerate your own millionaire journey.

I’ll share some unknown gems, including the following highlights:

Who you are and what you know isn’t as important as WHAT YOU CAN DO.

You need to develop PORTABLE SKILLS.

The market doesn’t care what you BELIEVE.

Don’t underestimate the importance of becoming a PRODUCER.

It’s time to rethink the RIGHT vs WRONG value system.

There’s actually a reason to be thankful for A-HOLES.

Overcome your challenges by focusing the energy derived from dropping F-BOMBS.
Release: 10/17/17
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